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Publication numberUS20020084240 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/749,514
Publication dateJul 4, 2002
Filing dateDec 28, 2000
Priority dateDec 28, 2000
Publication number09749514, 749514, US 2002/0084240 A1, US 2002/084240 A1, US 20020084240 A1, US 20020084240A1, US 2002084240 A1, US 2002084240A1, US-A1-20020084240, US-A1-2002084240, US2002/0084240A1, US2002/084240A1, US20020084240 A1, US20020084240A1, US2002084240 A1, US2002084240A1
InventorsLin Yu-Hsien
Original AssigneeLin Yu-Hsien
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Plastic bottle neck ring with a pull-up ring
US 20020084240 A1
Abstract
This innovation is a plastic pull-up ring which is part of the bottleneck ring. As a result, the pull-up ring enables users to hold and carry containers. The narrow space at the connecting end of the pull-up ring helps the ring to turn freely. The protruding block can match with the withholding restrainer closely when it turns 90 degrees. Moreover, a push will turn the pull-up ring to a perpendicular angle so that users can carry containers or bottles easily. When users want to connect two bottleneck rings, the narrow space on the pull-up ring enables the pull-up ring to turn freely. Two blocks can block each other once they are turned 90 degrees. The continuing convex and concave parts at the free end of the pull-up ring enable the pull-up rings on both the right and left to match and form a handle bar.
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1. A plastic bottleneck ring with pull-up ring. This pull-up ring is an extension from the outer diameter of the bottleneck ring. It has the features of: The pull-up ring is a part that comes out from the side of the bottleneck ring. One end is free end and the other is connected to the bottle top. The free end is wider than the connecting end and users can hold this part for carrying purpose.
2. The same as the item mentioned in claim 1. The pull-up ring comes out horizontally from one side of the bottleneck ring. When users use a hand to hold the free end, the free end will turn from horizontal to vertical angle to add convenience to the user.
3. The same as the item mentioned in claim 1. The pull-up ring can also come out from one side of the bottleneck ring and then go up perpendicularly. Then, it will become a vertical pull-up ring for users.
4. The same as the item mentioned in claim 1. There are many protruding blocks with equal angle at the inner wall of the bottleneck ring. Blocks can be located under the bottleneck of the container.
5. The same as the item mentioned in claim 1. The connecting end has a narrow space to allow the free end to turn freely.
6. The same as the item mentioned in claim 5. At two ends of the narrow space for the horizontal ring, install a bulged-out block and a withholding restrainer. When the restrainer turns 90 degrees, it will closely match the block.
7. The same as the item mentioned in claim 1. Connect the top of the bottleneck ring with a bottle top and multi-ring pipes. Then, connect the back upper part of the bottleneck ring with a cap. The cap can cover the bottleneck pipe and has adjustment functions
8. The same as the item mentioned in claim 1. The connecting end between pull-up ring and bottleneck ring can be installed on more than one.
9. The same as the item mentioned in claim 1. Use a connecting block to connect to bottleneck rings. At the center of the connecting block, set up a vertical strengthening block.
10. The same as the item mentioned in claim 9. Connect the two ends of the strengthening block each with a pull-up ring. Both the connecting ends on the right and left have a narrow space so that the ring can turn freely.
11. The same as the item mentioned in claim 10. Both ends of the narrow space have protruding blocks. Once the protruding blocks turn 90 degrees, they will block each other and will not continue to turn forward.
12. The same as the item mentioned in claim 10. Install several continuing convex and concave parts in the inner wall of the free end of pull-up rings on the left and right. When two pull-up rings turn and become perpendicular, the convex and concave parts will match and become a handle bar.
13. The same as the item mentioned in claim 10. Add one more connecting ring on the top of the strengthening block. Two ends of the connecting ring will connect to two bottleneck rings.
14. The same as the item mentioned in claim 1. The free end of the pull-up ring is ring shape.
15. The same as the item mentioned in claim 1. The free end of the pull-up ring is arc shape.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] Most bottles have been equipped with the pull-up ring so that users can easily carry the bottles or pour the liquid out as shown in FIG. 15A and 15B. These two figures are the lateral view and vertical view of the bottle. This pull-up ring is an invention by Aoki Research Center in Japan. The special feature is a pull-up ring (82) coming out as an extension from the bottleneck (81) of the bottle body (8). At the connection place of pull-up ring 82 and bottleneck 81, there is a narrow space 83 and its purpose is to let pull-up ring 82 move freely.

[0002] Moreover, having a pull-up ring on the plastic cap was once a design on the sealing place of the bottle mouth. Usually the design is to have the pull-up ring to be inside of the bottle mouth. Its purpose and function are to remove the plastic sealing at the bottle mouth rather than for the reason for carrying. This design is mostly used for bottle tops for seasoning such as soy sauce and vinegar.

[0003] The pull-up ring mentioned before is part of the production of the bottle body. Its use is only limited to polyester resin bottles and it is not applicable to plastic or glass containers or bottles. In other words, the scope of application is limited.

[0004] If there is no such a pull-up ring, it becomes very difficult for users to carry heavier or bigger containers.

[0005] Traditional pull-up rings are used to remove the sealing at the bottle mouths and are not used for carrying purpose. If a bottle happens to be big or heavy, it becomes very inconvenient for users to carry.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0006] The invention of bottleneck ring is one or more plastic bottleneck ring horizontal or vertical to the bottleneck diameter. This pull-up ring is a flat extension with one free end and another attached to the bottleneck ring. The free end is wider than the fixed end. The fixed end can be one more two; the attached part can have a narrow space for the pull-up ring to move freely. At both ends of the narrow space of the horizontal pull-up ring, a bulged-out block and a withholding restrainer can be added. When the block turns 90 degrees, it can be closely match with the restrainer to make the pull-up ring to form a perpendicular angle so that users can carry it more conveniently. Moreover, this invention can be modified to connect two bottleneck rings. A left and right pull-up rings can be combined to form a grip so users can hold two containers at one time.

DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS

[0007] The following is a detailed explanation of the sample in each figure:

[0008]FIG. 1A is the structural diagram of the bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring. Bottleneck ring 3 is located under bottle top 1 and there is an equal-distanced thin line connecting ring 3 and bottle top 1. When bottle top 1 is turned, the thin line will break and separate with ring 3. Ring 3 is wrapped around container 4 bottleneck ring 1 (as shown in 1D). This bottleneck ring is a bulged-out ring under spiral pipe 42. Therefore, ring 3 will still surround the neck of container 4 after it is separated from bottle top 1.

[0009] In FIG. 1B, one or two pull-up ring 2 is extended from the plastic bottleneck ring 3's outer diameter. This ring 2 is extending horizontally in a flat form. One end is the free end 21 and the other is end 22 connected with bottle top 2. The free end 21 is wider than end 22 (as in FIG. 2A). End 22 can be two, one on the left and the other on the right (as in FIG. 2A) or one (as in FIG. 3A). In addition, end 22 can add a narrow space 23 (as in FIG. 2B and 3B) so that the horizontal pull-up ring 2 can easily bend (as in FIG. 2C and 3C). The narrow space 23 is located on top of end 22. Or the whole end 22 can be changed to the narrow space 23 (as in FIG. 4) so that the width of end 21 can be greater than that of end 22 or narrow space 23.

[0010] Next, in front and back of narrow space 23, a bulged-out block 24 (as in FIG. 1A) and a withholding restrainer 25 can be added. When restrainer 25 turns 90 degrees (as in FIG. 1C), it will closely match the block 24 so that pull-up ring 2 can be perpendicular (90 degrees). In addition, there is no limit on the shape of pull-up ring 2. The free end can be either in the form of an arc (as in FIG. 2A and 4) or in the form a ring (as in FIG. 3A).

[0011]FIG. 5A and 5B are structural diagram and lateral view of another kind of bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring. In the diagram, a bottleneck ring 55 is set up on a bottle cap 51 and multi-ring bottle pipe 54. Bottleneck ring 55 and bottle top 52 are connected through a linking ring 53. Bottle cap 51 can be set up at the bottle mouths of plastic, polyester resin, glass or metal bottles. Multi-ring bottle pipe 54 can be covered by bottle top 52 and has multi-adjustment functions. At the outer rim of bottleneck ring 55, there is an extended pull-up ring 2. The connecting end 22 of the pull-up ring has a narrow space 23. At both ends of the narrow space 23, a bulged-out block 24 and a withholding restrainer 25 can be added. When the restrainer turns 90 degrees (as in FIG. 5C), it will match block 24 closely so that pull-up ring 2 can be perpendicular (90 degrees).

[0012]FIG. 6A, 6B and 6C are vertical view, lateral view and in-motion diagram of the bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring. The bottleneck ring 6 is also a bottleneck ring separated from bottle top. Add several flexible bulged-out blocks 62 with an equal angle at the inner wall of hole 61 of the bottleneck ring 6. Block 62 can be horizontal or in an oblique angle. It is located below the bottleneck ring 41 and its purpose is to support weight when carrying and prevent bottleneck ring 6 from loosening up. One or more pull-up ring 2 is extended from the outer diameter of bottleneck ring 6. The structure of pull-up ring 2 is the same as the one mentioned before. All turning motion and details are the same as before; therefore, it will not be repeated here.

[0013]FIG. 7A, 7B and 7C are horizontal view, lateral view and in-motion diagram of the bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring. Compared with the structure in FIG. 6, the pull-up ring 2 of bottleneck ring 6 only has one connection end 22. End 22 has a narrow space 23. One end of the narrow space has a bulged-out withholding restrainer 25 and the other end has a horizontal block 24. When pull-up ring 2 turns 90 degrees, the bulged-out restrainer 25 will clutch the top of the horizontal block 24 to make the pull-up ring 2 to be perpendicular (90 degrees) and will not be leaning forward.

[0014]FIG. 8A and 8B are lateral view and in-motion diagram of the bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring. The connecting end 22 of the pull-up ring 2 has two symmetrical narrow space 23 (up and down). It is different from the narrow space 23 described in FIG. 2 and 3. The pull-up ring 2 in this figure has the turning function to both up and down. The single narrow space 23 can only turn in one direction.

[0015]FIG. 9 is the vertical view of the bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring. The difference between FIG. 9 and FIG. 7 is that bottleneck ring 6 has two pull-up rings 2. It is possible to set up 3 or 4 pull-up ring 2. In this way, users can have more than 2 pull-up ring 2 to use for carrying purpose.

[0016]FIG. 10A, 10B and 10C are the vertical view, lateral view and cutaway view of double bottleneck rings with a horizontal pull-up ring. Two bottleneck rings 7 are connected by a horizontal block 71. At the center of block 71, add one vertical strengthening block 72. On block 72, add a connecting ring 73. Two ends of connecting ring 73 will be connected to two bottleneck rings 7. Connect two ends of the strengthening block 72 with a pull-up ring 2. Each of the two connecting ends 22 of both pull-up rings 2 has a narrow space 23 to equip the pull-up rings 2 to have the function of turning freely. Both ends of the narrow space 23 have a bulged-out bock 24. These two blocks 24 will block each other when the narrow space turns 90 degrees to be perpendicular. Moreover, set up several continuing convex parts 26 and concave parts 27 at the inner wall of the free end 21 of two pull-up rings 2. When the pull-up rings 2 on both right and left become perpendicular, the match of 26 and 27 will form a handle for users to carry containers.

[0017] In addition, FIG. 11A and 11B are structural diagram and cutaway view of the bottleneck ring with a vertical pull-up ring. Bottleneck ring 6's outer will extend vertically to form a pull-up ring 2. This ring 2 has one end to be free end 21 and the other to be a connecting end 22 to link with bottle top 2. The free end 21 is a ring or arc wider than the connecting end 22 (as in FIG. 12). Connecting end 22 has a narrow space 23 (as in FIG. 14) to help it to turn. The usage is illustrated in FIG. 11B and 12B. The flexible protruding block 62 in the inner wall of hole 61 of bottleneck ring 6 will block the bottom of bottleneck 41 of bottle 4. Its purpose is to support weight when carrying and prevent bottleneck ring 6 from loosening up. Because pull-up ring 2 is always perpendicular, it is very easy for users to carry containers.

[0018] Hopefully, the implementation of this innovation can bring out the following results:

[0019] Because of this pull-up ring, users can enjoy a greater level of convenience, especially carrying heavier or larger containers or bottles. This ring also makes pouring liquid out of the containers to be easier. For mountain climbers, people who like to go picnic, hike or work outside, they can easily carry this with their hands or hook this on their belts.

[0020] Moreover, this ring can be used on bottles or containers made of different materials instead of being limited to only one specific material.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

[0021]FIG. 1A: Structural diagram of the bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring.

[0022]FIG. 1B: Lateral view of 1A.

[0023]FIG. 1C: Horizontal pull-up ring in-motion diagram of 1A.

[0024]FIG. 1D: 9-9 Sectional drawing of 1A.

[0025]FIG. 2A: Vertical view of the bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring.

[0026]FIG. 2B: Lateral view of 2A.

[0027]FIG. 2C: Horizontal pull-up ring in-motion diagram of 2A.

[0028]FIG. 3A: Structural diagram of the bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring.

[0029]FIG. 3B: Cutaway view of 3A.

[0030]FIG. 3C: Horizontal pull-up ring in-motion diagram of 3A.

[0031]FIG. 4: Structural diagram of the bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring.

[0032]FIG. 5A: Structural diagram of the bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring.

[0033]FIG. 5B: Lateral view of 5A.

[0034]FIG. 5C: Horizontal pull-up ring in-motion diagram of 5A.

[0035]FIG. 6A: Vertical view of the bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring

[0036]FIG. 6B: Lateral view of 6A.

[0037]FIG. 6C: Horizontal pull-up ring in-motion diagram of 6A.

[0038]FIG. 7A: Horizontal view of the bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring.

[0039]FIG. 7B: Lateral view of 7A.

[0040]FIG. 7C: Horizontal pull-up ring in-motion diagram of 7A.

[0041]FIG. 8A: Lateral view of the bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring.

[0042]FIG. 8B: Horizontal pull-up ring in-motion diagram of 8A.

[0043]FIG. 9: Vertical view of the bottleneck ring with a horizontal pull-up ring.

[0044]FIG. 10A: Vertical view of double bottleneck rings with a horizontal pull-up ring.

[0045]FIG. 10B: Lateral view of 7A.

[0046]FIG. 10C: Horizontal pull-up ring in-motion diagram of 10A.

[0047]FIG. 11A: Structural diagram of the bottleneck ring with a vertical pull-up ring.

[0048]FIG. 11B: Cutaway view of bottleneck ring and container of 11A.

[0049]FIG. 12A: Structural diagram of the bottleneck ring with a vertical pull-up ring.

[0050]FIG. 12B: Cutaway view of bottleneck ring and container of 11A.

[0051]FIG. 13: Structural diagram of the bottleneck ring with a vertical pull-up ring.

[0052]FIG. 14: Structural diagram of the bottleneck ring with a vertical pull-up ring.

[0053]FIG. 15A: Vertical view of traditional pull-up ring on a polyester resin bottle.

[0054]FIG. 15B: Lateral view of 15A.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification215/258, 215/396, 215/305, 215/306
International ClassificationB65D23/10
Cooperative ClassificationB65D23/104
European ClassificationB65D23/10D