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Publication numberUS3698594 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 17, 1972
Filing dateAug 20, 1970
Priority dateAug 20, 1970
Publication numberUS 3698594 A, US 3698594A, US-A-3698594, US3698594 A, US3698594A
InventorsMarjorie A Boehlert
Original AssigneeMarjorie A Boehlert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Disposable feeding dish and its complementary receptacle
US 3698594 A
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United States Patent Boehlert I [4 1 Oct; 17,1972

72 Inventor: Marjorie A. 1366111611, 2320 Great Falls Street, Falls Church, Va,

22046 221 Filed: -"Au .20, 1970 211 App]. N0. Z 65,428

52 US. Cl ..220/63,119/61 51 lnt.CI. ..B65d25/16 [58] Field 61 Search ...43/56; 119/72, 61, 74; 220/63, 220/65; 206/DIG. 18, 72; 229/15 H [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,659,315 2/1928 Dailey ..206/72 2,032,835 3/1936 2,259,682 10/1941 2,542,413 2/1951 Ibsch,Jr. .....220/65 3,080,997' 3/1963 Brown ..206/DIG.18 3,152,576 10/1964 Faurot.....- ..119/72 I 3,155,305 11/1964 Bergstrom ..229ll4B- 3,396,899 8/1968 Strouse et a1 ..229/43 3,527,192 9/1970 Ferrara; ..220/63 FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 273,648 5/1951 Switzerland ..220/65 DISPOSABLE FEEDING DISH AND ITS COMPLEMENTARY RECEPTACLE Primary Examiner-Raphael H. Schwartz ABSTRACT removed therefrom, after use, by means of a flipstring or a cut away portion of the receptacle. An alternate way of temporarily fastening the disposable dish to its receptacle is through locking a raised locking ridge circumscribing' the outside of i the disposable dish under locking tabs complementarily placed in the receptacle. The sides and base of the receptacle may receive the entire dish which may be removed through a cut away in the receptacle or by the flipstring or the upper sides of the receptacle may extend approximately one half way'around the receptacle base, in which event the upper lip of the disposable dish or the raised locking ridge is guided through an indented track and an adhesive on the disposable dish locks it into place in the receptacle. The dish is removed from its receptacle by slight manual force.

2 Claims, 10 Drawing Figures PATENTEDncnHm 3,698,594

SHEEI10F2 INVENTIOR MARJORIE A. BOEHL ER r PATENTEDBBT 11 Ian I 3.698. 594

SHEET 2 OF 2 INVENTOR MARJORIE A. BOEHLERT DISPOSABLE FEEDING DISH AND ITS COMPLEMENTARY RECEPTACLE This invention pertains to a disposable dish and its complementary receptacle which is usedin conjunction therewith.

One of the objectives of this invention is to eliminate the mess associated with the feeding and cleaning up after the feeding of household or domestic animals. This is especially significant since the'medical profession has advised that even automatic dishwashers do not eliminate some of the virus that are carried by animals. It has many secondary applications. The

an adhesive substance 7 which is covered by a protective paper cover 8. The contact of the adhesive to the recepticle occurs when the protective paper cover 8 over the adhesive 7 is removed and the dish is placed into the receptacle. The adhesive adheres to the edge 6 of the receptacle holding the disposable dish firmly in disposable dish can be used to prepare animal foods in areas where maximum hygenic conditions should apply such as in a kitchen or on a cupboard and then easily transporting it to and inserting it in its receptacle without bringing the recepticle near to the point .of mixingl The receptacle holds the disposable dish in such a way that scraping and other abrasive movement can occur within the dish without dislodging it but when the use for which the dish has passed, it may be retracted from the receptacle with ease for disposal.

FIG. 1 represents an exploded view of the invention.

FIG. 2 represents a bottom plan view of the disposable dish. 1

FIG. 3 represents a bottom plan view of an alternate form of disposable dish.

FIG. 4 represents a fragmentary sectional view of one method of removal of the disposable dish from the receptacle.

FIG. 5 represents another fragmentary sectional view of a method of removal of the disposable dish from the receptacle.

FIG. 6 represents an elevational view of an alternate form of the invention of the disposable dish.

FIG. 7 represents a plan view showing an alternate form of the invention shown in FIG. 6.

. FIG. 8 represents a sectional'view of line 88 of FIG. 7.

FIG. 9 represents a perspective view of an alternate receptacle for receiving the disposable dish.

FIG. 10 represents an elevational view showing the disposable dish of FIG. 1 in the receptacle shown in FIG. 9.

While the invention is defined in the claims appended to this specification, a better understanding will be had upon consideration of the following descriptions taken in conjunction with the drawing. FIG. I represents an exploded view of the invention. It consists of a disposable dish I and the receptacle for receiving same 4. The dish and the receptacle each have a base and sides. At the top of the sides of the disposable dish there is a lip 2 which is so designed that when the disposable dish is fitted into its receptacle the lip covers the top edge 6 of the receptacle. Underneath place. I

FIG. 3 represents a bottom plan view of an alternate form of disposable dish. In lieu of placing the adhesive substance on the underside of the lip of the disposable dish, it may be placed at any point on'the dish 9 that comes in contact with the receptacle. The adhesive is protected by a protective paper cover 10 which, when removed, allows the dish to adhere to the recepticle.

FIG. 4 represents a fragmentary sectional view of one method of removal of the disposable dish from the receptacle. The fiipstring 3 which extends over the edge of the receptacle'6 can be freely grasped by the fingers when the dish is in the receptacle. To separate the disposable dish from the receptacle, the flipstring is pulled and the dish is easily ejected. I

FIG. 5 represents another fragmentary sectional view of a method of removal of the disposable dish from the receptacle. A cut away area in the receptacle 5 allows for the grasping of the dish by the thumb and forefinger and the consequent separation of the dish from the receptacle 4.

FIG. 6 represents an elevational view of an alternate form of the invention of the disposable dish. Circumscribing the outside of the disposable dish, parallel to its bottom and top, is a raised locking ridge 20. FIG. 7

' represents a plan view showing an alternate form of the invention of a receptacle which is compatible with the the disposable dish is a flipstring (drawstring) 3. one

disposable dish represented in FIG. 6. It shows a recep tacle similar in design to that shown in FIG. 1(4). Within this receptacle are shown lock tabs 21. The dish is'shown in the receptacle and is partly broken away to show its relation to the receptacle and the engagement of the locking ridge 20 with the locking tabs 21. The lock tabs protrude out of the inside of the receptacle on adownward slope and terminate equal distance from the top edge of the receptacle and then respectively proceed back to the receptacle at a 90 angle thereto. The receptacle would be broken by a cut out as shown in FIG. 1(5). The disposable dish is placed into the receptacle and then by slight pressure is locked into the receptacle when the locking ridge 20 passes over the lock tabs 21. The dish is ejected from the receptacle by the use of the thumb and forefinger inserted into the cut away area of the receptacle as shown in FIG. 1(5):FIG. 5.

FIG. 8 represents a sectional view of line 8-8 of FIG. 7. It illustrates the locking between the locking ridge 20 on the disposable dish and the lock tabs 21, in'

the receptacle.

FIG. 9 represents aperspective view of an alternate receptacle for receipt of the disposable dish shown in FIG. 1(1). The sides of the receptacle extend slightly more than half of the way around the receptacle base 31. The sides 30 contain on the inside thereof an indented track 32 which runs parallel to the base 31. The lip 2 of the disposable dish fits and snaps into place in the indentedtraclt 32. When the lip of the disposable dish is snapped into the indented track in the receptacle, its base rests on the inside top of the base of the receptacle and slightly more than half of the outside surface area of the side of the disposable dish touches the inside wall of the receptacle. The dish may be removed from the receptacle by grasping the exposed side of the dish and giving a pull thereon, while, at the same time holding in place the receptacle with the other hand. Additionally, the outside surface of the disposable dish that comes in contact with the receptacle contains an adhesive substance which is covered by a protective cover. When the protective cover is removed and the lip of the dish is inserted into the indented track 32 then the adhesive makes contact with measurements compatible with the receptacle so that the disposable dish fits snuggly into the receptacle with the lip extending over the lip of the receptacle and the cut away notch on the receptacle and an adhesive attached to the outside surface of the disposable dish which is covered by a protective covering so that the adhesive is only exposed when the covering is removed and where the adhesive causes the outside surface of the disposable dish to adhere to the receptacle when receptacle side 30 or base 31 and the dish becomes affixed to the receptacle. The dish may be removed from the receptacle by grasping the exposed side of the dish and giving a pull thereon, while, at the same time holding in place the receptacle with the other hand. The adhesive is covered by a protective paper cover. When the protective cover is removed and the dish is inserted into the indented track 32 then the adhesive will make contact with the receptacle side 30 or base 31 and become affixed thereto. The dish is removed by a simple pull from the recepticle.

FlG. represents an elevational view showing the disposable dish depicted in FIG. 1(1) in the receptacle shown in FIG. 9.

The receptacle may be made of metal, wood, plastic, glass or other hard, moldable substance. Its exact configuration may vary both as to size and shape. The disposable dish is compatible with the receptacle and varies with the method of attachment to the receptacle. It may be made of plastic, paper or any other substance that is light, relatively inexpensive, moldable and disposable and which provides a relatively water resistant surface.

What is claimed as new is:

l. A combination receptacle and disposable dish wherein the receptacle comprises a base with a flat bot tom having a side wall extending upwardly and outwardly and terminating in a rim having a lip projecting outwardly therefrom for a short distance and a downwardly and outwardly extending outer wall extending to plane level with the bottom of the receptacle, a cut away notch in the side wall and outer wall extending from the lip portion, and a disposable dish having a flat bottom with an upwardly and outwardly extending wall terminating in a rim having a lip projecting outward therefrom for a short distance and having.

the protective covering is removed and the disposable dish is placed within the complementary receptacle and where the disposable dish is removable from the receptacle by use of the thumb and forefinger by grasping the dish through the cut away notch in the receptacle.

2. A combination receptacle and disposable dish wherein the receptacle comprises a base with a flat bottom havin a side waILeXtending upwardly and outwardly an termmatmg In a rim having a lip pro ecting outwardly therefrom for a short distance and downwardly and outwardly extending outer wall extending to a plane level with the bottom of the receptacle, and a cut away notch in the side wall and outer wall extending from the lip portion, and a disposable dish having a flat bottom with an upwardly and outwardly extending wall terminating in a rim having a lip projecting outward therefrom for a short distance and having measurements compatible with the receptacle so that the disposable dish fits snuggly into the receptacle with the lip extending over the lip of the receptacle and the cut away notch on the receptacle and with an adhesive attached to the outside surface of the disposable dish which is covered by a protective covering so that the adhesive is only exposed when the covering is removed and with a flipstring fastened to the bottom of the disposable dish and running along the bottom and side and extending under the lip and then hanging therefrom so that when the protective covering over the adhesive is removed and the disposable dish is nested in the receptacle the fiipstring hangs downward therefrom at the outward part of the lip of the receptacle and where the disposable dish is removable from the receptacle by use of the thumb and forefinger by grasping the dish through the cut away notch in the receptacle or by a pull of the flipstring attached to the underside of the disposable dish and hanging downward from the outward part of the lip of the receptacle.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/495.1, D30/129, 119/61.5, 206/815, 206/804, D07/505
International ClassificationA47G19/03
Cooperative ClassificationY10S206/815, Y10S206/804, A47G19/03
European ClassificationA47G19/03