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Publication numberUS20090211927 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 12/379,387
Publication dateAug 27, 2009
Filing dateFeb 20, 2009
Priority dateFeb 21, 2008
Also published asWO2009105262A1
Publication number12379387, 379387, US 2009/0211927 A1, US 2009/211927 A1, US 20090211927 A1, US 20090211927A1, US 2009211927 A1, US 2009211927A1, US-A1-20090211927, US-A1-2009211927, US2009/0211927A1, US2009/211927A1, US20090211927 A1, US20090211927A1, US2009211927 A1, US2009211927A1
InventorsKuo Cheng WU
Original AssigneeWu Kuo Cheng
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container structure for contain different beverages
US 20090211927 A1
Abstract
The present invention relates to a “bottle structure for containing different beverages therein”, which comprises an outer container, a inner container and a cap, wherein, said outer container of an integral hollow body includes a holding hollow cavity encompassed by a open top surface, a bottom surface and a barrel-shaped lateral surface, a protruding round stud with external male thread on the outer peripheral thereof being integrally disposed in the internal center of the bottom surface, and a neck spout opening with external male thread on the outer peripheral thereof; said inner container of hollow tubular body has an external male thread formed on the upper end thereof and an internal female thread formed in the lower end thereof; and said cap includes an open hollow cavity encompassed by a closed top surface, an open bottom surface and a cylindrical lateral surface with internal female thread formed inner wall thereof, a protruding nut hoop with internal female thread formed inside thereof being integrally disposed in the internal center of the top surface.
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1. A “bottle structure for containing different beverages therein” comprising:
an outer container, which is an integral hollow body made of nontoxic material in edible grade via unitarily protruding mold, includes a holding hollow cavity encompassed by a top surface, a bottom surface and a barrel-shaped lateral surface for filling with first beverage, a protruding round stud with external male thread on the outer peripheral thereof being integrally disposed in the internal center of the bottom surface upwards facing the holding hollow cavity, and a neck spout opening with external male thread on the outer peripheral thereof;
an inner container, which is hollow tubular body molded by unitary protruding method and nested in the outer container, has an external male thread formed on the outer peripheral of the upper end thereof and an internal female thread formed in the inner brim of the lower end thereof so that the female thread is complementarily mated with the male thread of the protruding round stud in the outer container for filling with second beverage in a tubular holding interior thereof; and
a cap includes an open hollow cavity encompassed by a closed top surface, an open bottom surface and a cylindrical lateral surface with internal female thread formed inner wall thereof for capping with the neck spout opening on the outer container, a protruding nut hoop with internal female thread formed inside thereof being integrally disposed in the internal center of the top surface downwards facing the bottom surface so that the female thread on the protruding nut hoop is complementarily mated with the male thread on the outer peripheral of the top end of the tubular inner container, and the female thread in the inner wall of the cylindrical lateral surface is complementarily mated with the male thread on the outer peripheral of the top end of the neck spout opening on the outer container.
2. A bottle structure for containing different beverages therein as recited in claim 1, wherein, a safety ring with rupturable part is further disposed beneath the bottom surface of the cap.
3. A bottle structure for containing different beverages therein as recited in claim 1, wherein, a leakproof gasket further wraps on each of both ends of the tubular inner container respectively.
4. A bottle structure for containing different beverages therein as recited in claim 1, wherein, said internal container is further adapted by increasing the diameter of the middle-section into swollen barrel shape so that the volume of the holding interior for filling second beverage is increased accordingly.
5. A “bottle structure for containing different beverages therein” comprising:
an outer container, which is an integral hollow body made of nontoxic material in edible grade via unitarily protruding mold, includes a holding hollow cavity encompassed by a top surface, a bottom surface and a barrel-shaped lateral surface for filling with first beverage, a protruding round stud with buckling dent rim on the outer peripheral thereof being integrally disposed in the internal center of the bottom surface upwards facing the holding hollow cavity, and a neck spout opening with external male thread on the outer peripheral thereof;
an inner container, which is hollow tubular body molded by unitary protruding method and nested in the outer container, has plural engaging bills formed on the upper end thereof and an internal buckling flange formed in the inner brim of the lower end thereof so that the buckling flange is complementarily mated with the buckling dent rim of the protruding round stud in the outer container for filling with second beverage in a tubular holding interior thereof; and
a cap includes an open hollow cavity encompassed by a closed top surface, an open bottom surface and a cylindrical lateral surface with internal female thread formed inner wall thereof for capping with the top surface on the outer container, a protruding bolster with plural engaging clasps formed on the surface thereof being integrally disposed in the internal center of the top surface downwards facing the bottom surface so that the arrayed positions for the plural engaging clasps of the protruding bolster are complementarily mated with arrayed positions for the plural engaging bills on the inner container and the female thread in the lateral surface is complementarily mated with the male thread on the outer peripheral of the top surface of the tubular outer container.
6. A bottle structure for containing different beverages therein as recited in claim 5, wherein, a safety ring with rupturable part is further disposed beneath the bottom surface of the cap.
7. A bottle structure for containing different beverages therein as recited in claim 5, wherein, a leakproof gasket further wraps on each of both ends of the tubular inner container respectively.
8. A bottle structure for containing different beverages therein as recited in claim 5, wherein, said internal container is further adapted by increasing the diameter of the middle-section into swollen barrel shape so that the volume of the holding interior for filling second beverage is increased accordingly.
Description

This application claims the benefit of provisional U.S. Patent Application No. 61/064,183, field Feb. 21, 2008.

FIELD OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

The present invention provides a “bottle structure for containing different beverages therein” with feature in easily and quickly mixing two beverages of different flavors each other without changing the usual drinking practice so that not only the advantages of available convenience in hand holding and the effortlessness in rotating exertion can be achieved, but also the beneficial effect in reducing manufacturing cost for mass production can be accomplished.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Thanks to novelty requirement of pursuing different flavor in beverage from the consumers, to blend beverages in different flavors for drinking becomes the prevalent habit. Accordingly, the businessmen, who commercialize the packed beverage, all try their best to design various containers filling with different drinks therein without mixing each other to avoid consumers from dirty and touching the finger in mixing procedures of two different beverages. For examples, the Japanese patents published in numbers of P2003-12015A, P2004-83022A, P2004-323097A, P2004-338751A, P2005-22706A and P2006-103781A; the USA patent in number of U.S. Pat. No. 3,968,872 as well as the Taiwan patents in number of 093212058, 093212059, 093207276 (certificate No. M 262462) and I 271358, which all owned by the applicant of the present invention. All products belong to this category. By inducing all the designs for those products in prior arts aforesaid, a second beverage is stored in the bottle cap, which is usually employed for screwing together with associated bottle, so as to separate the first beverage in the bottle in isolated manner. Taking Taiwan patent No. I 271358 of the applicant as example, as shown in the FIGS. 1 and 2, the structure comprises a bottle 1 for filling first beverage G, a bottle cap 2 for filling second beverage R and a dividing disk 3 disposed in the bottle cap 2 to avoid the second beverage R for leaking out. By screwing the bottle cap 2 together with spout opening 101 of the bottle 1, the second beverage R therein is kept away from the first beverage G in the bottle 1 in separated and isolated manner (as shown in the FIG. 1). During mixing operation for drinking, the bottle cap 2 is properly rotated to screw with the threaded spout opening 101 of the bottle 1 for displacing the dividing disk 3 so that the second beverage R in the bottle cap 2 flows downwards into the bottle 1 to mix with the first beverage G of different flavor therein (as shown in the FIG. 2).

After the mass production through molding the patent No. I271358 owned by the applicant of the present invention, the features and the effects of the output product completely meet the anticipated consequence and requirements in hygiene and drink safety so that it has been favored and commercialized by some state-run enterprise and individual enterprise through joint-venture contracts. After commercializing the product for some time, a few complaints from women consumers reflects that rather relative force is required to rotate the cap during mixing operation for drinking so that the holding the bottle become not used to handle. The drawbacks incurred are finally found as below by further studying;

1. The bottle cap 2 is bulky for filling more second beverage R so that consumers become awkward in handling the bottle 1 other than extra force is required to turn the bottle cap 2 to displace the dividing disk 3 therein, which is more difficult than that happening in the conventional bottle cap without conservation of second beverage R therein. The more quantity of second beverage R is required for filling in the bottle cap 2, the more serious situation becomes due to more bulky of the bottle cap 2 is needed. Accordingly, the complaints from the consumers due to inconvenience are unavoidable.

2. The shape and handling means in the packaging and wrapping case associated must be altered to fit with the enlargement of the bulky bottle cap 2 so that the handling method in the transportation and space management of the stacking mode in the warehouse should be changed concurrently, which incurs extra cost out of original expectation.

Additionally, the container structure of the Taiwan patent No. M296853, which is different from that described above, comprises a “first outer container”, which is configured with flexible wall of pleated corrugation with expansibility, for filling “first beverage” and a “second inner container”, which is nested in the “first outer container”, for filling second beverage so that the “second inner container” is deformed into rupture to let second beverage mix with the first beverage in the “first outer container” directly when the “first outer container” is pulled in stretched manner during drinking operation. Although such structure gets rid of the need in rotating the bottle cap, the drawback is incurred with the flexible wall configuration of pleated corrugation with expansibility in the first container. Namely, the malignantly or unexpectedly mixing two beverages with each other can not be avoided from the unanticipated or accidental pulling action on the “first outer container”. For some beverages of special requirement in flavor taste, the mixing time is critical in right before drinking to have fresh flavor taste. The unexpected mixing time, which happened long time ahead of drinking time, becomes a bad taboo in product design obviously.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary object of the present invention is to provide a “bottle structure for containing different beverages therein”, which comprises an outer container, a tubular inner container and a cap, wherein, said outer container of an integral hollow body includes a holding hollow cavity encompassed by a open top surface, a bottom surface and a barrel-shaped lateral surface, a protruding round stud with external male thread on the outer peripheral thereof being integrally disposed in the internal center of the bottom surface, and a neck spout opening with external male thread on the outer peripheral thereof; said inner container of hollow tubular body has an external male thread formed on the outer peripheral of the upper end thereof and an internal female thread formed in the inner brim of the lower end thereof; and said cap includes an open hollow cavity encompassed by a closed top surface, an open bottom surface and a cylindrical lateral surface with internal female thread formed inner wall thereof, a protruding nut hoop with internal female thread formed inside thereof being integrally disposed in the internal center of the top surface. Put female thread end of the inner container into the outer container to screw with male thread of the protruding round stud; then, fill two beverages of different flavor into the outer container and the inner container respectively. Screw the female thread of the cap and the female thread of the protruding nut hoop with the male thread of the outer container and the male thread of the inner container respectively so that two beverages of different flavor are filled in the outer container and inner container respectively without mixing. Upon the cap being rotated to depart away the outer container, the inner container is concurrently detached away the outer container and two beverages immediately mix with each other meanwhile.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a “bottle structure for containing different beverages therein” with feature in easily and quickly mixing two beverages of different flavors each other without changing the usual drinking practice so that the effects of available convenience in hand holding and the effortlessness in rotating exertion can be achieved.

The other object of the present invention is to provide a “bottle structure for containing different beverages therein” with feature that the malignantly or unexpectedly mixing two beverages with each other can be avoided from the unanticipated or accidental action on the outer container so that it can be used for drinking at right time.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is the first schematic view showing the structure for the conventional container of the Taiwan Patent No. I 271358.

FIG. 2 is the second schematic view showing the structure for the conventional container of the Taiwan Patent No. I 271358.

FIG. 3 is a exploded perspective view of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a sectional exploded view of the present invention.

FIG. 5 is an assembly perspective view of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken along the 6-6 line of the FIG. 5.

FIG. 7 is a first sectional view for the assembly steps of the present invention.

FIG. 8 is a second sectional view for the assembly steps of the present invention.

FIG. 9 is a third sectional view for the assembly steps of the present invention.

FIG. 10 is a fourth sectional view for the assembly steps of the present invention.

FIG. 11 is a fifth sectional view for the assembly steps of the present invention.

FIG. 12 is a sixth sectional view for the assembly steps of the present invention.

FIG. 13 is a first sectional view for the drinking operation of the present invention.

FIG. 14 is a second sectional view for the drinking operation of the present invention.

FIG. 15 is a third sectional view for the drinking operation of the present invention.

FIG. 16 is a fourth sectional view for the drinking operation of the present invention.

FIG. 17 is a fifth sectional view for the drinking operation of the present invention.

FIG. 18 is a sixth sectional view for the drinking operation of the present invention.

FIG. 19 is a seventh sectional view for the drinking operation of the present invention.

FIG. 20 is the planar combinational section view for the second exemplary preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 21 is the planar combinational section view for the third exemplary preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 22 is the section view for the alternative exemplary preferred embodiment showing the adapted inner container of the present invention.

FIG. 23 is the planar exploded section view for the fourth exemplary preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 24 is the planar combinational section view for the fourth exemplary preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 25 is the first sectional view showing the drinking operation for the fourth exemplary preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 26 is the second sectional view showing the drinking operation for the fourth exemplary preferred embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Please refer to FIGS. 3 through 6 and 9 as well as 10 for the first exemplary preferred embodiment of the present invention comprising an outer container 10, an inner container 20 and a cap 30, wherein,

Said outer container 10, which is an integral hollow body made of nontoxic material in edible grade via unitarily protruding mold, includes a holding hollow cavity 14 encompassed by a top surface 11, a bottom surface 12 and a barrel-shaped lateral surface 13 for filling with first beverage G (as shown in the FIG. 9), a protruding round stud 15 with external male thread 151 on the outer peripheral thereof being integrally disposed in the internal center of the bottom surface 12 upwards facing the holding hollow cavity 14, and a neck spout opening 111 with external male thread 112 on the outer peripheral thereof;

Said inner container 20, which is hollow tubular body molded by unitary protruding method and nested in the outer container, has an external male thread 21 formed on the outer peripheral of the upper end thereof and an internal female thread 22 formed in the inner brim of the lower end thereof so that the female thread 22 is complementarily mated with the male thread 151 of the protruding round stud 15 in the outer container 10 for filling with second beverage R in a tubular holding interior 23 thereof (as shown in the FIG. 10); and

Said cap 30 includes an open hollow cavity encompassed by a closed top surface 31, an open bottom surface 32 and a cylindrical lateral surface 33 with internal female thread 331 formed inner wall thereof for capping with the neck spout opening 111 on the outer container 10 (as shown in the FIG. 5), a protruding nut hoop 34 with internal female thread 341 formed inside thereof being integrally disposed in the internal center of the top surface 31 downwards facing the bottom surface 32 so that the female thread 341 on the protruding nut hoop 34 is complementarily mated with the male thread 21 on the outer peripheral of the top end of the tubular inner container 20, and the female thread 331 in the inner wall of the cylindrical lateral surface 33 is complementarily mated with the male thread 112 on the outer peripheral of the top end of the neck spout opening 111 on the outer container 10 (as shown in the FIG. 6).

Please further refer to the FIGS. 7 through 12. The assembly steps for the first exemplary preferred embodiment of the present invention are as below:

a. Put the tubular inner container 20 into the outer container 10 by directing the female thread 22 of the lower end thereof via the neck spout opening 111 (as shown in the FIG. 7) through the holding hollow cavity 14 to complementarily screw together with male thread 151 of the protruding round stud 15 (as shown in the FIG. 8).

b. Fill the first beverage G and second beverage R into the holding hollow cavity 14 of the outer container 10 and the tubular holding interior 23 of the inner container 20 respectively (as shown in the FIGS. 9 and 10).

c. Align the bottom surface 32 of the cap 30 with the top surface 11 of the outer container 10 to concurrently screw the female thread 331 of the cap 30 and the female thread 341 of the protruding nut hoop 34 together with the male thread 112 of the outer container 10 and the male thread 21 of the tubular inner container 20 respectively in complementary mating manner so that first beverage G and second beverage R of different flavors are also simultaneously filled in the outer container 10 and inner container 20 respectively in separated and isolated manner to assure no mixing each other action happens at this moment (as shown in the FIGS. 11 and 12).

Please further refer to the FIGS. 13 through 19. The drinking operation steps for the first exemplary preferred embodiment of the present invention are as below: When drinker rotates the cap 30 counter clockwise to depart away the outer container 10, the female thread 22 on the lower end of the tubular inner container 20 is concurrently detached away the male thread 151 on the protruding round stud 15 of the outer container 10 (as shown in the FIGS. 13 and 14). Meanwhile, the second beverage R in the tubular holding interior 23 of the inner container 20 will flow out via the female thread 22 and immediately mix with the first beverage G in the holding hollow cavity 14 of the outer container 10 (as shown in the FIG. 15). By the complementary mating manner between the male thread 21 on the upper end of the tubular inner container 20 and the female thread 341 on the inside protruding nut hoop 34 of the cap 30, the inner container 20 together with the cap 30 are taken away the outer container 10 upon the cap 30 departing away the outer container 10 (as shown in the FIG. 16). Said cap 30 will completely depart away the tubular inner container 20 if more force further exerts to rotate the cap 30 presently (as shown in the FIGS. 17 and 18). If drinker has beverage residue having been not drunk out, he can directly align and conversely rotate the cap 30 clockwise with the top surface 11 of the outer container 10 for conservation (as shown in the FIG. 19). Thus, the total operational steps aforesaid, which are the same as those in the conventional method, are very simple and easy effortlessly.

Please refer to FIG. 20 for the second exemplary preferred embodiment of the present invention, wherein, a safety ring 40 with rupturable part is further disposed beneath the bottom surface 32 of the cap 30 so that the unexpectedly mixing the second beverage R in the tubular holding interior 23 of the inner container 20 with the first beverage G in the holding hollow cavity 14 of the outer container 10 can be avoided from the unanticipated or accidental action on the outer container 10 before justified use.

Please further refer to FIG. 21 for the third exemplary preferred embodiment of the present invention, wherein, a leakproof gasket 50 further wraps on each of both ends of the tubular inner container 20 respectively so that the unexpectedly mixing the second beverage R in the tubular holding interior 23 of the inner container 20 with the first beverage G in the holding hollow cavity 14 of the outer container 10 can be avoided from the unanticipated or accidental leakage seeping into the holding hollow cavity 14 of the outer container 10 before justified use.

Please furthermore refer to FIG. 22 about the alternative exemplary preferred embodiment for an adapted internal container 201 of the present invention, wherein, the diameter of the middle-section is swollen into barrel shape so that the volume of the holding interior 23 for filling second beverage R is increased.

Referring to FIGS. 22 to 26 about the fourth exemplary preferred embodiment of the present invention comprising an outer container 60, a tubular inner container 70 and a cap 80, wherein,

Said outer container 60, which is an integral hollow body made of nontoxic material in edible grade via unitarily protruding mold, includes a holding hollow cavity 64 encompassed by a top surface 61, a bottom surface 62 and a barrel-shaped lateral surface 63 for filling with first beverage G (as shown in the FIG. 25), a protruding round stud 65 with buckling dent rim 651 on the outer peripheral thereof being integrally disposed in the internal center of the bottom surface 62 upwards facing the holding hollow cavity 64, and a neck spout opening 611 with external male thread 612 on the outer peripheral thereof;

Said inner container 70, which is hollow tubular body molded by unitary protruding method and nested in the outer container, has plural engaging bills 71 formed on the upper end thereof and an internal buckling flange 72 formed in the inner brim of the lower end thereof so that the buckling flange 72 is complementarily mated with the buckling dent rim 651 of the protruding round stud 65 in the outer container 60 for filling with second beverage R in a tubular holding interior 73 thereof (as shown in the FIG. 25); and

Said cap 80 includes an open hollow cavity encompassed by a closed top surface 81, an open bottom surface 82 and a cylindrical lateral surface 83 with internal female thread 831 formed inner wall thereof for capping with the top surface 61 on the outer container 60, a protruding bolster 84 with plural engaging clasps 85 formed on the surface thereof being integrally disposed in the internal center of the top surface 81 downwards facing the bottom surface 82 so that the arrayed positions for the plural engaging clasps 85 of the protruding bolster 84 are complementarily mated with arrayed positions for the plural engaging bills 71 on the inner container 70 and the female thread 831 in the lateral surface 83 is complementarily mated with the male thread 612 on the outer peripheral of the top surface 61 of the tubular outer container 60.

The assembly steps for the fourth exemplary preferred embodiment of the present invention are as those for the first exemplary preferred embodiment. Firstly, put the tubular inner container 70 into the outer container 60 by directing the buckling flange 72 of the lower end thereof via the neck spout opening 611 through the holding hollow cavity 54 to complementarily engage together with buckling dent rim 651 of the protruding round stud 65. Then, fill the first beverage G and second beverage R into the holding hollow cavity 64 of the outer container 60 and the tubular holding interior 73 of the inner container 70 respectively. Finally, align the bottom surface 82 of the cap 80 with the top surface 61 of the outer container 60 to concurrently screw the female thread 831 of the cap 80 together with the male thread 612 of the outer container 60 and engage the engaging bills 71 of the inner container 70 together with the engaging clasps 85 of the tubular protruding bolster 84 respectively in complementary mating manner so that first beverage G and second beverage R of different flavors are also simultaneously filled in the outer container 60 and inner container 70 respectively in separated and isolated manner to assure no mixing each other action happens at this moment (as shown in the FIGS. 24 and 25).

Please further refer to the FIG. 26. The drinking operation steps for the fourth exemplary preferred embodiment of the present invention are as below: When drinker rotates the cap 80 counter clockwise to depart away the outer container 60, the buckling flange 72 on the lower end of the tubular inner container 70 is concurrently detached away the buckling dent rim 651 on the protruding round stud 65 of the outer container 60. Meanwhile, the second beverage R in the tubular holding interior 73 of the inner container 70 will flow out via the buckling flange 72 and immediately mix with the first beverage G in the holding hollow cavity 64 of the outer container 60. By the complementary mating manner between the engaging bills 71 on the upper end of the tubular inner container 70 and the engaging clasps 85 on the inside protruding bolster 84 of the cap 80, the inner container 70 together with the cap 80 are taken away the outer container 60 upon the cap 80 departing away the outer container 60. Thus, the total operational steps aforesaid, which are the same as those in the conventional method, are very simple and easy effortlessly.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/219
International ClassificationB65D25/08
Cooperative ClassificationB65D81/3222
European ClassificationB65D81/32C1