US20150008255A1 - Deform-Proof Cup - Google Patents

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US20150008255A1
US20150008255A1 US13934382 US201313934382A US2015008255A1 US 20150008255 A1 US20150008255 A1 US 20150008255A1 US 13934382 US13934382 US 13934382 US 201313934382 A US201313934382 A US 201313934382A US 2015008255 A1 US2015008255 A1 US 2015008255A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
    • A47G19/00Table service
    • A47G19/02Plates, dishes or the like
    • A47G19/03Plates, dishes or the like for using only once, e.g. made of paper
    • 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
    • B65D1/00Containers having bodies formed in one piece, e.g. by casting metallic material, by moulding plastics, by blowing vitreous material, by throwing ceramic material, by moulding pulped fibrous material, by deep-drawing operations performed on sheet material
    • B65D1/22Boxes or like containers with side walls of substantial depth for enclosing contents
    • B65D1/26Thin-walled containers, e.g. formed by deep-drawing operations
    • B65D1/265Drinking cups
    • 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
    • B65D1/00Containers having bodies formed in one piece, e.g. by casting metallic material, by moulding plastics, by blowing vitreous material, by throwing ceramic material, by moulding pulped fibrous material, by deep-drawing operations performed on sheet material
    • B65D1/40Details of walls
    • B65D1/42Reinforcing or strengthening parts or members
    • B65D1/46Local reinforcements, e.g. adjacent closures
    • 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
    • B65D1/00Containers having bodies formed in one piece, e.g. by casting metallic material, by moulding plastics, by blowing vitreous material, by throwing ceramic material, by moulding pulped fibrous material, by deep-drawing operations performed on sheet material
    • B65D1/40Details of walls
    • B65D1/42Reinforcing or strengthening parts or members
    • B65D1/48Reinforcements of dissimilar materials, e.g. metal frames in plastic walls
    • 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
    • B65D65/00Wrappers or flexible covers; Packaging materials of special type or form
    • B65D65/38Packaging materials of special type or form
    • B65D65/46Applications of disintegrable, dissolvable or edible materials
    • B65D65/466Bio- or photodegradable packaging materials

Abstract

A novel cup is revealed. The cup is deform-proof. A body part of the cup has lateral-oriented fibers. By using the lateral-oriented fibers together with a rim part surrounding an opening part of the cup, the cup is not easily deformed on being held by hand. The present invention can be applied to cups with different heights for strengthening the body part, reducing weight of the body part and lowering production cost.

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    TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates to a cup; more particularly, relates to using lateral-oriented fibers in a body part together with a rim part to prevent the cup from deformation on being held by hand, where the present invention can thus be applied to cups with different heights for strengthening the body part, reducing weight of the body part and lowering production cost.
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE RELATED ART
  • A general paper cup comprises a body part of lateral-oriented fibers, an opening part on top of the body part and a closing part at bottom of the body part. With the paper cup, a drink is held to be drunk.
  • Although, the lateral-oriented fibers of the body part is used, the fibers may still be broken (perpendicularly) by a force of the user's hand when the height of the body part is longer than the diameter of the opening part (i.e. a tall cup with volume more than 500 cubic centimeters (cc)). Consequently, stiffness of the body part will be lost and the body part may further be deformed, which means the body part is not suitable for the tall cup with the height of the body part longer than the diameter of the opening part.
  • Hence, the prior art does not fulfill all users' requests on actual use.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The main purpose of the present invention is to use lateral-oriented fibers in a body part together with a rim part to prevent a cup from deformation on being held by hand, where the present invention can thus be applied to cups with different heights for strengthening the body part, reducing weight of the body part and lowering production cost.
  • To achieve the above purpose, the present invention is a deform-proof cup, comprising a body part, an opening part, a rim part and a closing part, where the body part comprises a plurality of lateral-oriented fibers; the opening part is set on top of the body part; the rim part is set to surround the opening part; and the closing part is set at bottom of the body part. Accordingly, a novel deform-proof cup is obtained.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF THE DRAWINGS
  • The present invention will be better understood from the following detailed descriptions of the preferred embodiments according to the present invention, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which
  • FIG. 1 is the view showing the first preferred embodiment according to the present invention;
  • FIG. 2 is the sectional view showing the local area of the first preferred embodiment; and
  • FIG. 3 is the view showing the second preferred embodiment.
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • The following descriptions of the preferred embodiments are provided to understand the features and the structures of the present invention.
  • Please refer to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, which are a view showing a first preferred embodiment according to the present invention; and a sectional view showing a local area of the first preferred embodiment. As shown in the figure, the present invention is a deform-proof cup, comprising a body part 1, an opening part 2, a rim part 3 and a closing part 4.
  • The body part 1 comprises a plurality of lateral-oriented fiber 11.
  • The opening part 2 is set on top of the body part 1.
  • The rim part 3 is set to surround the opening part 2.
  • The closing part 4 is set at bottom of the body part 1.
  • Thus, a novel deform-proof cup is obtained.
  • Therein, the body part 1, the rim part 3, and the closing part 4 are made of paper and height of the body part 1 is longer than diameter of the opening part 2 (i.e. a tall cup having a volume more than 500 cubic centimeters (cc)).
  • On using the present invention, the body part 1 contains a drink for a user to drink. When the user holds the body part 1 with his hand, a force is usually put on middle or lower part of the body part 1. Thus, upper part of the body part 1 receives a smaller force (which can be almost reduced to none). Therefore, the upper part of the body part 1 can use the lateral-oriented fibers 11 to maintain proper stiffness for strengthening the body part 1. Hence, on holding the body part 1, the lateral-oriented fibers 11 are used to prevent deformation. Furthermore, because the upper part of the opening part 2 and the rim part 3 are not affected by the user's holding the body part 1, the rim part 3 can be made of paper.
  • Please refer to FIG. 3, which is a view showing a second preferred embodiment. As shown in the figure, a body part 1 a and a closing part 4 a of a cup fabricated according to the present invention are made of paper. A rim part 3 a of the cup is made of plastic. Height of the body part 1 a is shorter than diameter of the opening part 2 a (i.e. a short cup). The plastic is polyproylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a biomaterial, a biodegradable material, poly lactic acid (PLA) or a biomass plastic. Thus, strength of the body part 1 a is maintained by the plastic rim part 3 a, which further reduces weight of the body part 1 a and lowers production cost.
  • To sum up, the present invention is a deform-proof cup, where, by using lateral-oriented fibers in a body part together with a rim part, a cup will not be easily deformed on being held by hand; and, thus, the present invention can be applied to cups with different heights for strengthening the body part, reducing weight of the body part and lowering production cost.
  • The preferred embodiments herein disclosed are not intended to unnecessarily limit the scope of the invention. Therefore, simple modifications or variations belonging to the equivalent of the scope of the claims and the instructions disclosed herein for a patent are all within the scope of the present invention.

Claims (6)

    What is claimed is:
  1. 1. A deform-proof cup, comprising
    a body part, said body part comprising a plurality of lateral-oriented fibers;
    an opening part, said opening part being located at an end of said body part;
    a rim part, said rim part being located to surround said opening part; and
    a closing part, said closing part being located at another end of said body part opposite to said end of said body part.
  2. 2. The deform-proof cup according to claim 1,
    wherein said body part, said rim part and said closing part are made of paper; and height of said body part is longer than diameter of said opening part.
  3. 3. The deform-proof cup according to claim 1,
    wherein said body part and said closing part are made of paper; said rim part is made of plastic; and height of said body part is longer than diameter of said opening part.
  4. 4. The deform-proof cup according to claim 3,
    wherein said plastic is selected from a group consisting of polyproylene (PP), polyethylene (PE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
  5. 5. The deform-proof cup according to claim 3,
    wherein said rim part is made of a biomass material, a biodegradable material and poly lactic acid (PLA).
  6. 6. The deform-proof cup according to claim 3,
    wherein said rim part is made of a biomass plastic.
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US5542599A (en) * 1995-08-07 1996-08-06 Sobol; Ronald E. Biodegradable thermally insulated beverage cup
US7520404B2 (en) * 2006-03-10 2009-04-21 Ivonis Mazzarolo Paper food container with injection molded top rim structure and method of manufacturing same
US20100276476A1 (en) * 2009-05-01 2010-11-04 Ellery West Paper Jar Packaging With Coated Walls
US8052039B2 (en) * 2004-08-20 2011-11-08 The Ovenable Paper Pan Company, Llc Insulated cup
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US5226586A (en) * 1990-04-26 1993-07-13 Lin Tec Verpackungstechnik Gmbh Container, especially drinking cup
US5145107A (en) * 1991-12-10 1992-09-08 International Paper Company Insulated paper cup
US5542599A (en) * 1995-08-07 1996-08-06 Sobol; Ronald E. Biodegradable thermally insulated beverage cup
US8052039B2 (en) * 2004-08-20 2011-11-08 The Ovenable Paper Pan Company, Llc Insulated cup
US7520404B2 (en) * 2006-03-10 2009-04-21 Ivonis Mazzarolo Paper food container with injection molded top rim structure and method of manufacturing same
US20100276476A1 (en) * 2009-05-01 2010-11-04 Ellery West Paper Jar Packaging With Coated Walls
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USD830124S1 (en) 2016-03-04 2018-10-09 Vita-Mix Management Corporation Container

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