US 20060280391 A1
The new art exampled in this invention, “The Z&G System,” is the actual use of an exterior soft drink container, an inner non-porous synthetic material pouch for holding liquids, a punch-out straw hole for accessing the liquid contained in the inner pouch, outside zip-lock tabs, and an internal zip-lock track for the purpose of re-sealing soft drink packages after they have been opened and partially consumed by a purchaser. The invention allows the consumer of such soft drinks to safely re-seal the package after its been opened and the inner liquid partially consumed. The actual drinking straw will be affixed to the outside of the soft drink package similar to current packaging of soft package drinks without “The Z&G System.”
1. I claim as my invention the merging of non-porous synthetic soft materials, non-porous synthetic internal pouch or liquid holding container, punch-out straw hole, and the external/internal zip-lock track sealing system for resealing soft package drink containers where the straw hole has been punched out for consumption of the liquid drink product as my invention.
I claim as my invention the application of the internal zip-lock track system, as described above for the purpose of re-sealing previously opened soft container drinks, as my invention.
While internal plastic pouches and zip-lock sealing technology is currently available within applicable industries and consumer markets throughout the United States and the Western World, the inventor of “The Z&G System,” Mr. Joseph Buggs, is unaware of reference information regarding prior applications, application numbers, international application numbers, international filing dates, or other earlier applications.
The invention in this case applies to the packaging and resealing of consumable liquids such as juice or soft drinks that utilize a punch-out straw hole as the means of consuming the liquid product. The invention utilized an internal pouch and internal zip-lock system to reseal soft container liquid drinks that are accessed through a straw hole, and that must now be consumed in toto because there is current method of resealing such liquid drinks after the straw hole has been breached. Arts related to the invention and application here are (1) plastic and synthetic materials technology, (2) internal pouch applications, and (3) zip-lock container sealing technology.
The invention here makes use of the related arts described above in paragraph 5, and the internal pouch and zip-lock system as described above and applied by inventor Joseph Buggs and “The Z&G System. Again, the invention here allows consumer of soft container liquid drinks that utilize a straw hole to reseal the drink container in the event that all the liquid drink is not consumed at the time of initially opening, or breaking the sealed straw hole, the drink container.
The idea of the instant invention is to allow consumers of soft container liquid drinks with straw holes to reseal the drink container when all of the drink has not been consumed, and the purchaser of the drink intends to save the remainder of the drink for later consumption. In the past, consumers of such soft container drinks were required to consume all of the drink once the container seal is brokend, or dispose of the unconsumed portion of the packaged drink.
The invention exampled in “The E&G System” allows the consumer of soft packaged drinks with straw holes to reseal the drink after partial consumption by means of an internal pouch and internal zip-lock system. The object of “The Z&G System” invention and application allows the consumer to reseal his or her soft package drink after partial consumption, and thereby allows the consumer save the ramaining portion of the purchased drink for later consumption. There is now no need to dispose of partially consumed soft packaged straw hole accessible drinks.
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The invention in this case simply provides a method of re-sealing soft container drink packets that utilize a straw hole as the means for consuming the liquid cantained therein. The invention is conmprised of an outer packet or container made of a non-porous synthetic material (plastic, polyurethane, etc.), a leak proof inner pouch constructed of a non-porous synthetic material, a punch-out straw hole that penetrates through the exterior container and inner liquid holding pouch, and an internal zip-lock mechanism that is engaged by lining up and depressing the esterior tabs and internal zip-lock tracks. The object of “The Z&G System” is to allow the purchasers of soft package drinks with straw holes to re-seal the package below the straw hole after a portion of the drink is consumed.
This invention improves upon synthetic materials, punch-out straw holes, and zip-lock technologies by combining these elements into “The Z&G System.” It should be noted that the external and internal soft container and inner liquid holding pouch are connected and sealed at the punch-out straw hole. Once the straw hole is punch out for comsumption of the inner liquid, the unit can be re-sealed by simply lining up and depressing the external zip-lock tab with the internal zip-lock sealing track. This sealing system should work best if placed directly below the external/internal punch-out straw hole. Breaking this seal allows the purchaser of such a packaged drink to consume the remaining portion of the liquid in the internal pouch.