NL2009619C2 - Device and composition for keeping food. - Google Patents

Device and composition for keeping food. Download PDF

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NL2009619C2
NL2009619C2 NL2009619A NL2009619A NL2009619C2 NL 2009619 C2 NL2009619 C2 NL 2009619C2 NL 2009619 A NL2009619 A NL 2009619A NL 2009619 A NL2009619 A NL 2009619A NL 2009619 C2 NL2009619 C2 NL 2009619C2
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Cornelis Johannes Maria Elzakker
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D67/00Kinds or types of packaging elements not otherwise provided for
    • B65D67/02Clips or clamps for holding articles together for convenience of storage or transport
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D25/00Details of other kinds or types of rigid or semi-rigid containers
    • B65D25/20External fittings
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D81/00Containers, packaging elements, or packages, for contents presenting particular transport or storage problems, or adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents
    • B65D81/32Containers, packaging elements, or packages, for contents presenting particular transport or storage problems, or adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents for packaging two or more different materials which must be maintained separate prior to use in admixture
    • B65D81/3205Separate rigid or semi-rigid containers joined to each other at their external surfaces

Description

DEVICE AND COMPOSITION FOR KEEPING FOOD

The invention relates to a device and assembly for holding food.

It is known to offer solid food, for example French fries or the like, for consumption in a holder, such as in a plastic French fry tray, a cardboard tray or a pointed paper bag. Common to these containers is that the user can hold them with one hand so that the food can be taken from the container with the other hand. In order to give the food extra flavor or a different taste, it is also known to remove parts of the solid food, for example the individual fries, from the container and to put them in a sauce. The sauce is usually offered in a separate second container, separate from the first container in which the (solid) food is stored. This entails the problem that when a food container is grabbed with a first hand and the second hand is used to pick up the food, there is no longer a hand available to hold the second container.

In certain cases an attempt has been made to solve this problem by designing the container with a double compartment: in a first compartment of the container the solid food is applied while in the second compartment of the container, which is for instance next to the first compartment the liquid food is applied. However, this has the drawback that there are always two compartments arranged in the holder, also in cases where the user only wants the solid food and therefore does not need a separate compartment for the sauce. Because an extra compartment is present that does not actually need to be used, valuable space is lost in the holder.

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It is an object of the present invention to overcome the aforementioned drawbacks.

More generally, it is an object of the invention to provide an assembly of a plurality of holders that can be stably carried with one hand such that the other hand is free to gain access to each of the holders of the assembly .

According to a first aspect of the invention, at least one of the objectives is at least partially achieved in an assembly for holding food, the assembly comprising: - a first food container for storing a first amount of food; - a second food container for storing a second amount of food; - a fixing unit for releasably fixing the second food container to the first food container.

According to an embodiment of the invention, the fixing unit is on the one hand attached to or integrally formed with the second holder and the fixing unit on the other hand comprises a lip which is formed to be placed over a free edge of the first holder. This allows the first to be attached to the first holder simply and quickly by sliding the lip over the edge of the first holder.

The mounting unit does not have to be attached to the second holder. According to other embodiments of the invention, mounting unit 30 is formed separately from the first and second holder. It is, for example, possible to design the unit as a clamp which can be slid over both the edge of the opening of the first holder and over the edge of the opening of the second holder in order to clamp the respective parts of the two holders.

According to an embodiment of the invention, the fixing unit comprises a clamp for clamping the second holder to the first holder, in particular for clamping the second holder to a free upper edge of the first holder.

According to an embodiment of the invention, the free edge of the first holder is provided with a first edge part, a second edge part and a third edge part provided between the first and second edge part. The fixing unit is further adapted to engage only on the third edge part. Furthermore, the first and second edge parts can extend obliquely with respect to the third edge part to confine the fixing unit between the first and second edge part in the attached state. This prevents the mounting unit and the second holders attached thereto from sliding along the edge of the second holder.

According to an embodiment of the invention, the fixing unit comprises a substantially U-shaped clamp, wherein one leg of the U-shape can be slid over the edge of the first holder.

Further advantages, features and details of the present invention will be elucidated with reference to the following description of some embodiments thereof. Reference is made in the description to the accompanying figures in which:

Figure 1 shows a perspective view of an assembly of a first holder and a second holder according to an embodiment of the invention;

Figure 2A shows a schematic representation of the attachment of the attachment unit to the holder; 4

Figure 2B is a front view of the embodiment of Figure 1; and

Figure 3 is a side view of the embodiment of Figures 1 and 2.

Figures 1-3 show an example of an assembly 1 of a first, relatively large holder 2 and a second, relatively small holder 3. In the embodiment shown, the large holder 2 is designed for receiving solid food, such as French fries, therein and the like, and the second holder 3 is particularly suitable for collecting liquid food, such as sauce, and the like. The first holder can for instance be built up from a cardboard box, consisting of a cardboard front part 5, a rear part 4 and a bottom 6. At the top there is a large opening through which the food can be arranged in the holder and also can be manually removed from the holder. The holder can be divided into two or more compartments, but in the embodiment shown, the holder forms a single compartment for storing the food therein.

If the user wishes to eat further food, for example a sauce, in addition to the food provided in the large holder 2, this food can be provided in the second holder 3. The second container can have any shape and is preferably made of material that is resistant to liquid food (at least food with a low viscosity), such as plastic or plasticized cardboard. The second holder 3 is further provided with a fastening unit in the form of a clip 10. The clip 30 comprises a first fastening part 11. The first fastening part is fastened to the holder 3 in a specific embodiment. In another embodiment, the fixing part is formed integrally with the holder. In yet another embodiment, the fixing part is detached from the holder, but can be slid over the upper opening edge of the holder (Fig. 2B).

The clip 10 also comprises a second fastening part 13 and an intermediate part 12. The fastening part 13 and the intermediate part 12 together with the first fastening part 11 form a substantially inverted U-shape. The clip can hereby be slid over the upper edge 8 of the large holder 2 to attach the second holder to the first holder. Figures 2 and 3 show the assembly in the attached state, i.e. the state in which the second holder is attached to the first holder.

In the attached state, both the food in the large container 2 and the food in the small container 3 can be easily reached with one hand, while the large container 2 is held with the other hand.

In the embodiment shown, the clip 10 and the corresponding part of the upper edge 8 of the holder 2 are shaped such that the second holder 3 can be arranged on the holder 2 in a substantially fixed position. By this is meant that the second holder 3 cannot be moved, or at least essentially little, along the upper edge 8 of the holder 2 once the second holder 3 has been attached to the first holder 2. In the embodiment shown in Fig. 1, the upper edge of the first holder 2 comprises a first edge part 15, a second edge part 16 and an edge part 14 provided between the first and second edge part. The edge part 14 is substantially straight and the edge parts 15, 16 extend obliquely with respect to the third edge part 14. A fastening unit of the second holder 3 attached to the third edge part 14 is thus enclosed in this embodiment between the first edge part 15 and the second edge part 16. This prevents the 6 fastening unit from passing the edge 8 can be moved past the transitions 17,18 between the first and third edge parts 15,14 and the third and second edge parts 14,16, respectively. In a further embodiment, the width of the third edge part 14 is approximately equal to that of the fixing unit, so that substantially no displacement along the edge 8 can take place.

An advantage of the above-mentioned embodiments is that even when, for example, the second holder is held crooked, it is then not moved or only slightly displaced, so that the risk of the second holder being unexpectedly released from the first holder is small.

In the embodiment of the assembly shown, only a single small holder 3 is provided on the large holder 2. In other embodiments, however, two or more smaller holders 3 can be attached to the large holder. In the embodiment of Figs. 1-3 it is for instance possible to arrange a second holder 3 not only on the left side (Fig. 1) but also on the right side 20 of the large holder 2. Also on the right-hand side the large holder 2 and the clip 10 of the small holder 3 can be designed such that essentially no mutual displacement can take place once the second holder is attached to the first holder. In a still further embodiment, three or more holders are attached to the large holder 2, in order, for example, to offer the user three or more different sauces.

In the embodiment shown in figure 2 it is shown that the clip 10 is designed such that the second holder is non-clampingly attached to the first holder. In other embodiments, however, the clip 10 forms a clamp, by which is meant that the first and the second fixing part 11, 13 in the mounted state 7 are forced towards each other under spring force such that the second holder 3 is firmly clamped to the first holder 2. An advantage of this embodiment is that the second holder remains attached to the first holder with more certainty, the drawback is of course that more force is needed to attach the second holder to the first holder and remove it therefrom.

Although described herein that the large container 2 is particularly suitable for storing solid food and the small container 3 is particularly suitable for storing liquid food, the invention is not limited thereto. The large container can also be made suitable for holding liquid food, for example when the container is made of plastic or plasticized cardboard. Although in the embodiment shown the fastening means engage on the top side of the large holder 2, the fastening means can also be designed to engage on the bottom side or on both the top side and the bottom side. An embodiment can be envisaged in which a protrusion is provided on the underside of the second holder that can be slid under the bottom 6 of the first holder 2. The protrusion can then engage on the underside of the large holder 2, while the aforementioned fastening means engage on the upper side. In this embodiment, the second holder is thus supported at two or more positions. In this embodiment, the small holder 3 is thus held between the top and the bottom of the large holder, so that the small holder remains firmly attached to the large holder 2. Furthermore, this reduces the chance of the small container pivoting relative to the large container, which can be advantageous in particular in the case of liquid food with a low viscosity.

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The present invention is not limited to the embodiments thereof described herein. The rights sought are rather determined by the following claims, within the scope of which countless modifications and modifications are conceivable.

Claims (10)

  1. An assembly for holding food, the assembly comprising: 5. a first food container for storing a first amount of food; - a second food container for storing a second amount of food; - a fastening unit for releasably fastening the second food container to the first food container.
  2. 2. Assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein the fixing unit is on the one hand attached to or integrally formed with the second holder and on the other hand comprises a lip which is formed to be placed over a free edge of the first holder.
  3. 3. Assembly as claimed in claim 1, wherein the fixing unit is formed separately from the first and second holder.
  4. 4. Assembly as claimed in claim 1, 2 or 3, wherein the fixing unit comprises a clamp for clamping the second holder to the first holder, in particular for clamping the second holder to a free upper edge of the first holder.
  5. 5. Assembly as claimed in any of the foregoing claims, wherein the free edge of the first holder is designed with a first edge part, a second edge part and a third edge part provided between the first and second edge part and wherein the fixing unit is arranged to third edge part.
  6. 6. Assembly as claimed in claim 5, wherein the first and second edge part extend obliquely with respect to the third edge part to confine the fixing unit between the first and second edge part in the attached state.
  7. Assembly as claimed in any of the foregoing claims, wherein the fixing unit comprises a substantially U-shaped clamp, wherein one leg of the U-shape can be slid over the edge of the first holder.
  8. 8. Assembly as claimed in any of the foregoing claims, wherein the support and / or the fixing means are made of plastic.
  9. 9. Assembly as claimed in any of the foregoing claims, wherein the first holder is a chip holder and the second holder is a sauce holder.
  10. A mounting unit as defined in any one of the preceding claims.
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US6076700A (en) * 1998-10-08 2000-06-20 Manges; Bradley L. Condiment container with clip
US20030019871A1 (en) * 1999-06-11 2003-01-30 Gary Nance Condiment cup
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US20080290089A1 (en) * 2007-05-22 2008-11-27 Ciarrocchi Jr Peter Hanging condiment container holder
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