US20070007161A1 - Wax container kit for auto detailing - Google Patents

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US20070007161A1
US20070007161A1 US11177946 US17794605A US2007007161A1 US 20070007161 A1 US20070007161 A1 US 20070007161A1 US 11177946 US11177946 US 11177946 US 17794605 A US17794605 A US 17794605A US 2007007161 A1 US2007007161 A1 US 2007007161A1
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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
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    • B65D81/18Containers, 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 providing specific environment for contents, e.g. temperature above or below ambient
    • B65D81/20Containers, 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 providing specific environment for contents, e.g. temperature above or below ambient under vacuum or superatmospheric pressure, or in a special atmosphere, e.g. of inert gas
    • B65D81/2007Containers, 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 providing specific environment for contents, e.g. temperature above or below ambient under vacuum or superatmospheric pressure, or in a special atmosphere, e.g. of inert gas under vacuum
    • B65D81/2038Containers, 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 providing specific environment for contents, e.g. temperature above or below ambient under vacuum or superatmospheric pressure, or in a special atmosphere, e.g. of inert gas under vacuum with means for establishing or improving vacuum
    • 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
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    • B65D51/24Closures not otherwise provided for combined or co-operating with auxiliary devices for non-closing purposes

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A wax container kit for auto detailing according to this invention comprises a wax container sealed with a disposable cap along with a second vacuum cap. Both the wax container and vacuum cap are displayed in a transparent plastic container. After opening the wax container and dispensing the wax, the disposable cap is thrown away and replaced with the vacuum cap. The vacuum cap comprises means for creating negative pressure inside the wax container to preserve the wax.

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    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention pertains to a wax container kit for auto detailing, and more specifically, a wax container equipped with a replacement vacuum cap for removing air from the container and better preserving the wax.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • Detailing expensive and exotic cars is a niche industry that commands substantial prices for services, as well as the materials used for detailing. It is not uncommon for a container of fine wax to cost hundreds of dollars. Some waxes used for auto detailing deteriorate or dry due to contact with air. It is therefore desirable to provide a container that protects the wax from contact with air. Further, since detailing expensive and exotic cars is normally associated with luxury goods and services, it is desirable to provide a convenient and attractive way of displaying and selling such wax containers.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention satisfies this need. The wax container kit for auto detailing according to this invention comprises a wax container sealed with a disposable cap along with a second vacuum cap. Both the wax container and vacuum cap are displayed in a transparent plastic container. After opening the wax container and dispensing the wax, the disposable cap is thrown away and replaced with the vacuum cap. The vacuum cap comprises means for creating negative pressure inside the wax container to preserve the wax.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIGURES
  • FIG. 1 shows a package containing the kit according to this invention;
  • FIG. 2 shows a partial sectional view of the container with the vacuum cap according to this invention.
  • FIG. 3 shows a partial sectional view of the container with the vacuum cap according to the alternative embodiment of this invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • This invention will be better understood with the reference to the drawing figures FIG. 1 and FIG. 2. The same numerals indicate the same elements in all drawing figures. Viewing FIG. 1, there is shown a package means indicated by numeral 10. Package means 10 comprises a transparent plastic cover 20. Transparent plastic cover 20 defines a first hollow compartment 30 and a second hollow compartment 40. As the persons knowledgeable in the pertinent arts will recognize, transparent plastic cover 20 may be attached to a backing made from paper, cardboard, plastic or any other suitable material.
  • Numeral 50 indicates a container. Container 50 is disposed within first hollow compartment 30. Container 50 comprises a threaded neck opening indicated by numeral 60. Numeral 70 indicates a wax. Wax 70 is suitable for auto detailing and it is disposed inside container 50. Wax 70 can comprise Brazilian Ivory Carnauba, natural oils or any other ingredients known to the persons knowledgeable in the pertinent arts to provide the best performance for auto detailing.
  • Numeral 80 indicates a disposable cap. Disposable cap 80 is threadably affixed to threaded neck opening 60.
  • Numeral 90 indicates a vacuum cap. Vacuum cap 90 disposed within second hollow compartment 40. After container 50 is opened and wax 70 is dispensed from container 50, disposable cap 80 is thrown away and replaced with vacuum cap 90 such that vacuum cap 90 is threadably affixed to threaded neck opening 60.
  • Viewing now FIG. 2, vacuum cap 90 comprises an elongated body indicated by numeral 100. Elongated body 100 comprises a closed top portion indicated by numeral 110 and an open threaded bottom portion indicated by numeral 120. Open threaded bottom portion 120 is for mating with threaded neck opening 60.
  • Numeral 130 indicates a membrane. Membrane 130 is disposed within elongated body 100 above threaded bottom portion 120, substantially perpendicular to the axis of elongated body 100. Membrane 130 comprises a plurality of openings sized to permit passage of air through membrane 130 but to prevent penetration of wax 70 due to the negative pressure created in container 50, as explained below. As should be apparent, due to the viscosity of wax 70, much higher pressure is required to push it through membrane 130 than the pressure necessary to evacuate air from container 50 in order to create vacuum inside container 50.
  • Numeral 140 indicates a piston. Piston 140 is slideably disposed within elongated body 100 above membrane 130. Numeral 150 indicates a piston rod. Piston rod 150 comprises a first end connected to piston 140 and a second end connected to a handle indicated by numeral 160. Handle 160 is for actuating piston 140. Numeral 170 indicates a top opening. Top opening 170 is disposed substantially in the center of closed top portion 110. Top opening 170 slideably receives piston rod 150, such that handle 160 is disposed outside elongated body 100.
  • Numeral 180 indicates a flapper valve. Flapper valve 180 is disposed in piston 140. Numeral 190 indicates a vent. Vent 190 is disposed near closed top portion 110.
  • The downward movement of piston 140 causes flapper valve 180 to open, permitting the air displaced by piston 140 to be evacuated through flapper valve 180.
  • On the other hand, the upward movement of piston 140 causes flapper valve 180 to close, causing the air displaced by piston 140 to be evacuated through vent 190 and creating negative pressure inside container 50. This allows wax 70 to be better preserved inside container 50.
  • Viewing now FIG. 3, numeral 200 indicates a vacuum pump. Vacuum pump 200 is disposed within elongated body 100 above membrane 130. Vacuum pump 200 comprises an inlet sleeve indicated by numeral 210. Inlet sleeve 210 is disposed near membrane 130 and is for sucking air from container 50. Vacuum pump 200 also comprises an outlet sleeve indicated by numeral 220. Outlet sleeve 220 is in communication with vent 190 and is for evacuating air from container 50.
  • Vacuum pump 200 also comprises a DC motor for actuating vacuum pump 200 (not shown), a DC battery supplying power for the DC motor (not shown) and a switch indicated by numeral 230. Switch 230 is disposed on elongated body 100 and can be placed in an on or off position, wherein placing switch 230 in the on position causes the DC motor to be switched on, whereas placing switch 230 in the off position causes the DC motor to be switched off. Actuating vacuum pump 200 causes the air to be evacuated from container 50 creating negative pressure inside container 50.
  • While the present invention has been described and defined by reference to the preferred embodiment of the invention, such reference does not imply a limitation on the invention, and no such limitation is to be inferred. The invention is capable of considerable modification, alteration, and equivalents in form and function, as will occur to those ordinarily skilled and knowledgeable in the pertinent arts. The depicted and described preferred embodiment of the invention is exemplary only, and is not exhaustive of the scope of the invention. Consequently, the invention is intended to be limited only by the spirit and scope of the appended claims, giving full cognizance to equivalents in all respects.

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  1. 1. A wax container kit for auto detailing comprising:
    (a) a package means comprising a transparent plastic cover defining a first and a second hollow compartments;
    (b) a container comprising a threaded neck opening, the container disposed within the first hollow compartment;
    (c) a wax suitable for auto detailing disposed inside the container;
    (d) a disposable cap threadably affixed to the threaded neck opening;
    (e) a vacuum cap disposed within the second hollow compartment, the vacuum cap comprising:
    an elongated body comprising a closed top portion and an open threaded bottom portion for mating with the threaded neck opening;
    a membrane disposed within the elongated body above the threaded bottom portion substantially perpendicular to the elongated body's axis, the membrane comprising a plurality of openings sized to permit passage of air but to prevent penetration of the wax;
    a piston slideably disposed within the elongated body above the membrane;
    a piston rod comprising a first end connected to the piston and a second end connected to a handle for actuating the piston;
    a top opening disposed substantially in the center of the closed top portion slideably receiving the piston rod, such that the handle is disposed outside the elongated body;
    a flapper valve disposed in the piston;
    a vent disposed near the closed top portion;
    wherein the disposable cap is for disposing after opening the container and replacing with the vacuum cap such that the vacuum cap is threadably affixed to the threaded neck opening, wherein the downward movement of the piston causes the flapper valve to open, permitting the air displaced by the piston to be evacuated through the flapper valve and wherein the upward movement of the piston causes the flapper valve to close, causing the air displaced by the piston to be evacuated through the vent and creating negative pressure inside the container.
  2. 2. A wax container kit for auto detailing comprising:
    (a) a package means comprising a transparent plastic cover defining a first and a second hollow compartments;
    (b) a container comprising a threaded neck opening, the container disposed within the first hollow compartment;
    (c) a wax suitable for auto detailing disposed inside the container;
    (d) a disposable cap threadably affixed to the threaded neck opening;
    (e) a vacuum cap disposed within the second hollow compartment, the vacuum cap comprising:
    an elongated body comprising a closed top portion and an open threaded bottom portion for mating with the threaded neck opening;
    a membrane disposed within the elongated body above the threaded bottom portion substantially perpendicular to the elongated body's axis, the membrane comprising a plurality of openings sized to permit passage of air but to prevent penetration of the wax;
    a vent disposed near the closed top portion;
    a vacuum pump disposed within the elongated body above the membrane, the vacuum pump comprising:
    an inlet sleeve disposed near the membrane for sucking air from the container;
    an outlet sleeve in communication with the vent for evacuating air from the container;
    a DC motor for actuating the vacuum pump;
    a DC battery supplying power for the DC motor;
    a switch disposed on the elongated body that can be placed in an on or off position, wherein placing the switch in the on position causes the DC motor to be switched on, whereas placing the switch in the off position causes the DC motor to be switched off;
    wherein the disposable cap is for disposing after opening the container and replacing with the vacuum cap such that the vacuum cap is threadably affixed to the threaded neck opening, wherein actuating the vacuum pump causes the air to be evacuated from the container creating negative pressure inside the container.
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US3802024A (en) * 1972-06-20 1974-04-09 L Fenster Polishing package with applicator pad
US4016999A (en) * 1976-06-15 1977-04-12 Zamax Manufacturing Co., Inc. Air evacuating closure
US4722733A (en) * 1986-02-26 1988-02-02 Intelligent Medicine, Inc. Drug handling apparatus and method
US5219238A (en) * 1992-08-03 1993-06-15 Mark Hainbach Surf wax container
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US3802024A (en) * 1972-06-20 1974-04-09 L Fenster Polishing package with applicator pad
US4016999A (en) * 1976-06-15 1977-04-12 Zamax Manufacturing Co., Inc. Air evacuating closure
US4722733A (en) * 1986-02-26 1988-02-02 Intelligent Medicine, Inc. Drug handling apparatus and method
US5219238A (en) * 1992-08-03 1993-06-15 Mark Hainbach Surf wax container
US5405038A (en) * 1993-12-02 1995-04-11 Chuang; Hsiao-Cheng Vacuum food container device
US5364241A (en) * 1994-02-22 1994-11-15 Pioneering Concepts Incorporated Evacuation system with universal lid for rigid containers
US5938035A (en) * 1998-08-06 1999-08-17 Oglesby; Gerardi Car washing bucket and organizer
US6691864B1 (en) * 2001-12-06 2004-02-17 Rock-Tenn Company Wrap-around packages
US20040221881A1 (en) * 2001-12-13 2004-11-11 The Procter & Gamble Company Sprayer and kit including a sprayer
US20050247660A1 (en) * 2004-05-10 2005-11-10 James Michalopoulos Wine bottle closure apparatus

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