|Publication number||US3526316 A|
|Publication date||Sep 1, 1970|
|Filing date||Aug 8, 1968|
|Priority date||Aug 8, 1968|
|Publication number||US 3526316 A, US 3526316A, US-A-3526316, US3526316 A, US3526316A|
|Inventors||Kalogris Theodore P|
|Original Assignee||Kalogris Theodore P|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (80), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Sept. 1, 1970 T, P, KALOGRls 3,526,316
HYDRA'I'ABLE SUBSTANCE-CONTAINING SINGLE SERVICE DRINKING RECEP TACLE Filed Aug. 8. 1968 Fig./
//0 Fig. 2
32 32 1 Fig.3 24 /2 Fig. 4
Theodore P. Ka/ogris 1N VENTOR United States Patent 3,526,316 HYDRATABLE SUBSTANCE-CONTAINING SINGLE SERVICE DRINKING RECEPTACLE Theodore P. Kalogris, P.O. Box 30025, Bethesda, Md. 20014 Filed Aug. 8, 1968, Ser. No. 751,225 Int. -Cl. B65d 85/70 US. Cl. 20647 4 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A single service container containing a premeasured amount of hydratable concentrate for the preparation of a dentifrice solution, coffee, cocoa, etc., upon introduction of water into the drinking receptacle. Thesidewall of the receptacle, adjacent the lower portion thereof, is provided with inwardly struck portions which maintain the bottoms of the nested cups spaced sufficiently, in a positive manner, whereby contact of the underside of one cup against the hydratable dentifrice, etc., in the cup immediately beneath is precluded.
The present invention relates generally to a paper drinking receptacle having a premeasured amount of water-hydratable dentifrice, etc., therein and more particularly to a single service drinking receptacle which is primarily adapted for utilization by a patient in the ofiice of a dentist whereby the necessity for maintaining separate supplies of cups and dentifrice, either hydratable or liquid, is precluded.
Numerous hydratable substance-containing receptacles have been provided heretofore. However, such prior art articles are somewhat less than satisfactoryifor the particular utility for which the article of the present invention is specifically intended. More particularly, for the purpose intended herein the single service hydratable substance-containing drinking receptacle must be capable of being economically manufactured, have good wet-strength without requiring costly fabrication procedures, and provide positive means for precluding contact of the underside of one cup, in nested relation, with a premeasured amount of particulate or tableted hydratable substance contained in the bottom portion of the cupimmediately therebeneath. In addition, the foregoing must be provided in a cup that can be dispensed from conventional manual dispensing receptacles conventionally utilized, such as provided in conjunction with dental treatment consoles, for example.
It is an object of the present invention to provide an improved dentifrice-containing single service drinking receptacle highly suited for the provision of a portion of mouthwash for a person undergoing dental treatment.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a novel construction for a hydratable substance-containing single service drinking receptacle provided with means for positively spacing the bottom walls of adjacent nested cups wherein such spacing means is not provided by means associated with, or adjacent to, the upper rim or lip of a receptacle.
Still another object of the present invention is to provide a novel construction for a hydratable substancecontaining single service drinking receptacle of unitary construction which has suflicient rigidity, in use, without requiring an undue number-0f manufacturing procedures which would unduly increase the unit cost of such a drinking receptacle.
Still a further object of the present invention is to provide a novel hydratable substance-containing single service drinking receptacle having a predetermined amount of a conventional hydratable substance, i.e.
mouthwash, composition secured to the upper surface of adhesive.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a hydratable substancecontaining single service drinking receptacle embodying the principles of the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a somewhat enlarged medial vertical crosssectional view taken through two nested hydratable substance-containing single service drinking receptacles as illustrated in FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical cross-sectional view of the single service drinking receptacle, as illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 2, showing details pertaining to a top spacing means comprising a significant aspect of the present invention as well as the edible adhesive means for securing a tablet of hydratable substance therein; and
FIG. 4 is a vertical cross-sectional view, somewhat similar to that of FIG. 3, wherein the tablet of hydratable substance has been replaced by a particulate hydratable substance secured therein by a coating of water-soluble edible adhesive on the upper surface of the bottom wall of the cup.
Referring now to the drawings in greater detail, a single service drinking receptacle, such as containing a hydratable dentrifrice substance, embodying the principles of the present invention is indicated generally at 10 which comprises a cup, for purposes of illustration only, formed of conventional paper stock with a unitary flat blank. Alternatively, the cup can be formed of synthetic plastic material, starting with sheet or particulate material. The receptacle 10 is formed in conventional cup-making machinery with an unpleated bottom wall -12, pleated frustoconical sidewall 14 and an outwardly flared downwardly and inwardly rolled lip portion 16 which rigidities the upper edge portion of the sidewall 14. The aforedescribed structure is that conventionally found heretofore in single service drinking receptacles, such as of 3 ounce avoir. to 4 ounce avoir. capacity utilized by dentists for the reception of clear water or mouthwash solution to be utilized by a dental patient for rinsing of the oral cavity during the course of a dental treatment.
The receptacle 10 includes a predetermined amount of a conventional hydratable substance, i.e., mouthwash, gargle, etc., indicated generally at 20. In FIGS. 1-3 it will be seen that the dentifrice composition consists of a tablet 22 secured to the upper surface of the bottom wall 12 by means of a partial, as in FIG. 2 or a complete, as in FIG. 3, coating of a water-soluble edible adhesive substance indicated generally at 24 such as comprising sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, guar gum, gum arabic, etc. applied to the bottom of the cup and having the tablet 22 secured thereto prior to drying of the adhesive coating 24. In FIG. 4 it will be seen that the dentifrice 20 comprises a predetermined amount of a particulate composition as indicated at 26 adhered to the upper surface of the bottom wall 12 by the water-soluble edible adhesive substance 24 forming a layer across the entire bottom of the receptacle 10 and wherein the dentifrice composition 26 is applied to the upper surface of the adhesive substance 24 prior to the setting or drying thereof. It will be understood that the amounts of dentifrice 20 provided in the receptacle 10 is the proper amount required for the preparation of a reasonably full cup of reconstituted dentifrice within the receptacle 1 0.
A significant feature of the hydratable substance-containing single service drinking receptacle 10 of the present invention resides in the provision of means, indicated generally at 30, for positively spacing the bottom wall portions 12 of adjacent nested cups, as seen best in FIG. 2, whereby the bottom wall 12 of an uppermost cup is maintained out of contact with the hydratable dentifrice contained in a cup 10 therebeneath. More particularly, the spacing means 30 comprises a plurality of inwardly struck dimples 32 adjacent the lower portion of the cup and spaced upwardly from the bottom wall portion 12 a distance suflicient to insure that a cup inserted therein is positively precluded from being inadvertently nested with the bottom wall 12 of one cup contacting the dentifrice composition 20 in a container therebeneath, which can cause dislodgment of some of the dentifrice 20 with the attendant adherence of the dentifrice to the underside of the uppermost cup which is of course a highly undesirable and unsatisfactory condition. It is significant that the dimples 32, of which a minimum of two must be provided, are provided adjacent the bottom of the receptacle 10, as opposed to providing spacing means adjacent the lip of the receptacle as provided heretofore as indicated in the foregoing discussion of the prior art. The lower portion of the frustoconical wall 14 adjacent the bottom 12 is better suited to resist outward deformation whereby a receptacle provided with the means 30 is better able to maintain the spaced apart relation of the bottom wall portions 12 of adjacent nested cups in the face of inadvertent jamming of the cups during packaging, handling, storage and dispensing just prior to use. In practice, it has been found that the contiguous surface or line contact of the cups adjacent the inner periphery of the lip affords suflicient sealing of the interior of the cups against premature degradation of the dentrifrice composition 20 by water naturally present in the ambient surroundings. In this regaid during packaging of the cups the uppermost cup in a series of nested cups generally comprises an empty cup without dentifrice composition 20 therein.
From the foregoing it will be readily apparent that utilization of the dentifrice, i.e. hydratable substance-containing single service drinking receptacle 10, nestingly received in a generally vertically disposed bottom with drawal manual dispenser receptacle, merely requires withdrawal of the bottommost receptacle 10 followed by the introduction of water therein, as is conventionally accomplished by manual placement of the receptacle 10 beneath the water dispensing nozzle of a dental console and wherein almost instantaneously under the influence of the stream of water the dentifrice 20' as well as the adhesive substance 24 is hydrated to provide a dentifrice solution without the necessity of having to separately prepare, store and dispense a mouthwash solution, etc. into an empty receptacle.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A single service hydratable substance-containing receptacle comprising a generally frusto-conical open top cup formed of a unitary blank of sheet material and having a generally smooth bottom wall portion, vertically pleated frustoconical sidewall portion and an outwardly flared lip portion terminating in a downwardly and inwardly rolled bead, a hydratable substance secured to the upper surface of said bottom wall portion by a watersoluble edible adhesive substance, and spacing means provided in said frusto-conical sidewall portion adjacent the bottom thereof and spaced upwardly from said bottom wall portion at an elevation above the hydratable substance for maintaining an identical successively nested receptacle with the bottom wall portion thereof spaced from said hydratable substance, said spacing means provided in said frusto-conical sidewall portion comprising at least two generally diametrically opposed inwardly struck dimples, said dimples projecting inwardly a sufficient distance to preclude movement of the bottom wall portion of a successively nested identical receptacle downwardly therepast.
2. The combination of claim 1 wherein said hydratable substance comprises a dentifrice composition in tableted form with the periphery of the tablet spaced inwardly of the sidewall portion.
3. The combination of claim 1 wherein said hydratable substance comprises a dentifrice composition in fluent particulate form.
4. A single service hydratable substance-containing receptacle comprising a generally frusto-conical open top cup having a generally flat bottom wall portion and a frusto-conical sidewall portion, a hydratable substance secured to the upper surface of said bottom wall portion by a water-soluble edible adhesive substance, and spacing means provided in said frusto-conical sidewall portion adjacent the bottom thereof and spaced upwardly from said bottom wall portion at an elevation above the hydratable substance for maintaining an identical successively nested receptacle with the bottom wall portion thereof spaced from said hydratable substance, said spacing means provided in said frusto-conical sidewall portion comprising at least two generally diametrically opposed inwardly struck dimples, said dimples projecting inwardly a suflicient distance to preclude movement of the bottom wall portion of a successively nested identical receptacle downwardly therepast.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,247,678 11/ 1917 Hentschel. 2,972,406 2/1961 Mayer. 3,227,273 1/ 1966 Syverson et al. 3,252,803 5/1966 Belasco. 3,441,173 4/1969 Edwards.
FOREIGN PATENTS 530,975 8/1954 Belgium.
DONALD F. NORTON, Primary Examiner US. 01. X.R. 206; 229-15
|Cited Patent||Filing date||Publication date||Applicant||Title|
|US1247678 *||Jul 25, 1917||Nov 27, 1917||Paul J Hentschel||Means for dispensing beverages.|
|US2972406 *||Oct 14, 1957||Feb 21, 1961||Ben Mayer||Container with mixing attachment|
|US3227273 *||Nov 13, 1964||Jan 4, 1966||Compact Ind||Package|
|US3252803 *||Feb 1, 1963||May 24, 1966||Bernard I Belasco||Treatment of solid substances and surfaces for securing said substances thereto|
|US3441173 *||Aug 9, 1967||Apr 29, 1969||Illinois Tool Works||Stackable container|
|BE530975A *||Title not available|
|Citing Patent||Filing date||Publication date||Applicant||Title|
|US3729037 *||Jul 27, 1970||Apr 24, 1973||Dare F||Disposable high chair tray cover|
|US3920120 *||Jun 11, 1973||Nov 18, 1975||Owens Illinois Inc||Combination package|
|US3961719 *||Feb 24, 1975||Jun 8, 1976||Clisalu||Cap which can be packaged without danger of wedging|
|US4096947 *||Jan 21, 1977||Jun 27, 1978||Milton Morse||Synthetic resinous nesting cup construction|
|US4284226 *||Aug 3, 1979||Aug 18, 1981||Maryland Cup Corporation||Two-piece pleated foam cup|
|US4312889 *||Apr 30, 1980||Jan 26, 1982||Design & Funding, Inc.||Liquid carrier concentrate for pre-loaded cup|
|US4316591 *||Jan 21, 1980||Feb 23, 1982||Masao Muraoka||Fixture for holding bag|
|US4795028 *||Nov 25, 1987||Jan 3, 1989||Erie Plastics Corp.||Combination beverage package|
|US4816268 *||Aug 14, 1987||Mar 28, 1989||Nutrasweet Co||Process for preparing a comestible containing stirrer straw and product thereof|
|US4849231 *||Dec 16, 1987||Jul 18, 1989||Carli Oosterbeek Bv||Beverage ingredient holder and stirrer|
|US5096721 *||Oct 31, 1990||Mar 17, 1992||Ehud Levy||Process for making an aqueous beverage and removing chlorine therefrom|
|US5108768 *||Nov 25, 1988||Apr 28, 1992||So Peter K L||Cartridge for beverage making|
|US5192571 *||Feb 6, 1992||Mar 9, 1993||Ehud Levy||Processes for effecting the dechlorination of tap water added to beverages|
|US5222940 *||Jan 3, 1992||Jun 29, 1993||Wilk Peter J||Device for facilitating administration of medicine|
|US5316779 *||Sep 16, 1991||May 31, 1994||Morey Booker W||Foam-limiting drinking cup and method|
|US5792126 *||Oct 23, 1996||Aug 11, 1998||Waterstone Medical, Inc.||Fluid collection canister for use in medical procedures|
|US5922377 *||Jun 19, 1996||Jul 13, 1999||Nordstrom; Eric P.||Apparatus for flavoring food|
|US6403136 *||Jan 19, 2000||Jun 11, 2002||Tanya Damm Bokobza||Salt and sugar distributor|
|US6923384||Apr 8, 2002||Aug 2, 2005||Julie A. Cernik||Apparatus for dispensing a liquid additive to shower water|
|US7100770 *||Jan 15, 2002||Sep 5, 2006||Seda S.P.A.||Cardboard container for drinks and process therefor|
|US7464833||Sep 29, 2006||Dec 16, 2008||Speedstacks, Inc.||Holding device for sport stacking cups|
|US7717325||Oct 1, 2007||May 18, 2010||International Paper Company||Double wall container with internal spacer|
|US7740789||Oct 9, 2006||Jun 22, 2010||Speed Stacks, Inc.||Method for eliminating detrimental effects of flash on cups used for sport stacking|
|US8146796||Apr 21, 2006||Apr 3, 2012||Seda S.P.A.||Cardboard container for drinks and process therefor|
|US8146797||Nov 9, 2006||Apr 3, 2012||Seda S.P.A.||Insulated cup|
|US8172127 *||Jul 16, 2007||May 8, 2012||Ptm Packaging Tools Machinery Pte. Ltd.||Cup made of a paper material|
|US8191708||Sep 14, 2010||Jun 5, 2012||Seda S.P.A.||Package|
|US8240476||Sep 14, 2010||Aug 14, 2012||Seda S.P.A.||Package|
|US8267250||Sep 14, 2010||Sep 18, 2012||Seda S.P.A.||Package|
|US8360263||Apr 14, 2006||Jan 29, 2013||Seda S.P.A.||Insulated container, method of fabricating same and apparatus for fabricating|
|US8393886||Oct 13, 2006||Mar 12, 2013||Seda S.P.A.||Device for producing a stacking projection and container with same|
|US8490792||Nov 30, 2007||Jul 23, 2013||Seda S.P.A.||Package|
|US8727206 *||Jan 20, 2009||May 20, 2014||Ptm Packaging Tools Machinery Pte. Ltd.||Cup made of a paper material|
|US8740055 *||Mar 29, 2011||Jun 3, 2014||Ptm Packaging Tools Machinery Pte. Ltd.||Cup made of paper material and method for the production of a cup made of paper material|
|US8794294||Mar 5, 2009||Aug 5, 2014||Seda S.P.A.||Insulated container, method of fabricating same and apparatus for fabricating|
|US8807339||Feb 8, 2013||Aug 19, 2014||Seda Spa||Package|
|US8808552 *||Dec 16, 2010||Aug 19, 2014||Zenpure (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.||Stackable filter cup apparatus and method|
|US8932428||Feb 21, 2014||Jan 13, 2015||Seda S.P.A.||Insulated container, method of fabricating same and apparatus for fabricating|
|US8973775 *||Jun 7, 2014||Mar 10, 2015||Corey Shonborn||Disposable beverage container adapted to dispense an item through the side of the container|
|US9238524||Jul 20, 2011||Jan 19, 2016||Ptm Packaging Tools Machinery Pte. Ltd.||Cup made of a paper material|
|US9260220||Apr 4, 2014||Feb 16, 2016||Ptm Packaging Tools Machinery Pte. Ltd.||Cup made of a paper material|
|US9539786 *||Dec 2, 2010||Jan 10, 2017||Huhtamäki Oyj||Container having a stacking support shaping|
|US9630771 *||Dec 17, 2013||Apr 25, 2017||Seda International Packaging Group Spa||Cup with an inserted pot|
|US20030189106 *||Apr 8, 2002||Oct 9, 2003||Cernik Julie A.||Apparatus for dispensing a liquid additive to shower water|
|US20040029089 *||Aug 9, 2002||Feb 12, 2004||Speed Stacks, Inc.||Weighted cups|
|US20040094612 *||Jan 15, 2002||May 20, 2004||D'amato Gianfranco||Cardboard container for drinks and process therefor|
|US20050214418 *||Mar 24, 2004||Sep 29, 2005||Marc Radow||Rimming composition|
|US20060096462 *||Nov 9, 2004||May 11, 2006||Allan James K||Disposable beverage cup with water soluble beverage fixture|
|US20060186012 *||Apr 21, 2006||Aug 24, 2006||Seda S.P.A.||Cardboard container for drinks and process therefor|
|US20060196923 *||Feb 28, 2006||Sep 7, 2006||Tedford Richard A Jr||Insulated container|
|US20060237465 *||Apr 14, 2006||Oct 26, 2006||D Amato Gianfranco||Insulated container, method of fabricating same and apparatus for fabricating|
|US20070117701 *||Oct 9, 2006||May 24, 2007||Speed Stacks, Inc.||Method for Eliminating Detrimental Effects of Flash on Cups Used for Sport Stacking|
|US20080023537 *||Jul 16, 2007||Jan 31, 2008||Robert Frost||Cup made of a paper material|
|US20080078779 *||Sep 29, 2006||Apr 3, 2008||Speed Stacks, Inc.||Holding device for sport stacking cups|
|US20080078825 *||Oct 1, 2007||Apr 3, 2008||Puls Craig R||Double wall container with internal spacer|
|US20080087714 *||May 18, 2005||Apr 17, 2008||D Amato Gianfranco||Container|
|US20080128481 *||Dec 5, 2006||Jun 5, 2008||Robertson Ronald D||Stackable storage container with insulating sleeve|
|US20080152768 *||Dec 22, 2006||Jun 26, 2008||Sheng-Chung Lan||Disposable cup containing dry beverage food or medicament ingredients in liquid permeable bag heat welded to its inner surface|
|US20090184020 *||Jan 20, 2009||Jul 23, 2009||Uwe Messerschmid||Cup made of a paper material|
|US20090214714 *||Feb 25, 2008||Aug 27, 2009||Li Hsin-Chieh||Instant teacup|
|US20090287144 *||Feb 20, 2009||Nov 19, 2009||Kidkupz Llc||Pediatric medicine dosage cup, tray, and fabrication method|
|US20100187296 *||Mar 31, 2010||Jul 29, 2010||International Paper Company||Double wall container with internal spacer|
|US20100196546 *||Oct 29, 2009||Aug 5, 2010||Marc Radow||Rimming composition|
|US20100326870 *||Sep 14, 2010||Dec 30, 2010||Seda S.P.A.||Package|
|US20110000809 *||Sep 14, 2010||Jan 6, 2011||Seda S.P.A.||Package|
|US20110240726 *||Mar 29, 2011||Oct 6, 2011||Werner Stahlecker||Cup made of paper material and method for the production of a cup made of paper material|
|US20120152771 *||Dec 20, 2010||Jun 21, 2012||Sandra Ray Garside||Drinking container with additional compartment for dispensing towelettes|
|US20120152865 *||Dec 16, 2010||Jun 21, 2012||Lin Zhenwu||Stackable filter cup apparatus and method|
|US20120241511 *||Dec 2, 2010||Sep 27, 2012||Neil Marshall||Container and its production process|
|US20130176812 *||Aug 18, 2012||Jul 11, 2013||Salvatore Albert Celeste||Method of Mixing a Liquid in a Container|
|US20140361017 *||Jun 7, 2014||Dec 11, 2014||Corey Shonborn||Disposable Beverage Container Adapted To Dispense An Item Through The Side of The Container|
|US20150329283 *||Dec 17, 2013||Nov 19, 2015||Seda Suisse Ag||Cup with an inserted pot|
|USD613554||Mar 14, 2008||Apr 13, 2010||Solo Cup Operating Corporation||Cup|
|USD624788||Nov 30, 2009||Oct 5, 2010||Solo Cup Operating Corporation||Cup|
|USD639606||Aug 24, 2010||Jun 14, 2011||Solo Cup Operating Corporation||Cup|
|DE3418849A1 *||May 21, 1984||Aug 29, 1985||Bellaplast Gmbh||Duennwandiger behaelter aus kunststoff|
|DE9108727U1 *||Jul 16, 1991||Oct 10, 1991||Majer Christian Gmbh Co Kg||Title not available|
|EP0006014A1 *||May 31, 1979||Dec 12, 1979||Cross Paperware Limited||Drinking cup|
|EP0039598A1 *||May 1, 1981||Nov 11, 1981||Roboserve Limited||Interlocking container or cup|
|WO1996034636A1 *||May 2, 1996||Nov 7, 1996||Waterstone Medical, Inc.||Fluid collection canister for use in medical procedures|
|U.S. Classification||206/217, 426/86, 206/520, 426/420, 229/400|
|International Classification||B65D85/804, B65D85/816, B65D81/00|