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Covers and containment systems and methods for food service pans

Tue, 10 May 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A heat-shrinkable polymeric cover provides a safe, low cost way to cover a food service pan during food preparation, storage, cooking, transport and reheating. The food pan cover can have a closed top end having a first top edge and a second top edge and an open bottom end having a first bottom edge and a second bottom edge. A first side seal extends from the top end to the bottom end, and a second side seal extends from the top end to the bottom end. A gusset can be formed between the first top edge and the second top edge. The food pan cover can be formed from a single layer of heat-shrinkable polymeric material capable of withstanding a temperature of at least about 400 degrees Fahrenheit.



Antiseptic applicators and packaging techniques

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

This disclosure describes example antiseptic applicators that may be used in combination with one or more cleansing, antimicrobial and/or antiseptic agents to reduce or eliminate contaminates on a surface. According to some embodiments, the disclosure describes that the applicators may contain an impermeable layer and a permeable layer, where the impermeable layer prevents contaminates for transferring from a user's hand to the permeable layer and the surface.



Device for cleaning baking trays

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A device for cleaning trays comprises a tub that has a bottom and a wall. The tub is dimensioned such that a baking tray can be placed therein. The device further comprises a dish drain that can be placed in the tub. Said device for cleaning a baking tray uses only a small amount of space in a kitchen and is easy to handle. In fact, in a typical kitchen that already has a dish drain, the device requires no additional space.



Cover for container

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A cover for a pie pan or similar type of pan or plate has a ring and a lid pivotally attached to the ring by a flex joint. A pan is placed into the ring with a lip of the pan resting on top of the ring. The cover is folded over and pressed down onto the ring. Interlocking elements on tabs on the ring and lid engage each other and hold the lid down onto the ring, with the lip of the pan between them. The lid may include inwardly projecting teeth spaced apart on an inside surface of the lid, with the teeth adapted to hold the lip of a pan between the ring and the lid.



Hinged universal lid for a beverage container

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The beverage container lid assembly includes a clip that may engage a beverage container. A cover is movably coupled to the clip. The cover may close the beverage container. A trigger is coupled to the cover. The trigger is manipulated by a user. The cover is positionable between a closed position and an open position.



Coating compositions for food and beverage containers

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Compositions for coating food or beverage containers comprising a resinous binder and 10 to 30 percent by weight of a polysilicone resin.



Base for hot-fill plastic containers

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A base structure for a blow-molded container having an annular sidewall and a central longitudinal axis, the base structure comprising: a bottom portion; an annular support heel positioned between the sidewall and the bottom portion, wherein the annular support heel is angled inwardly at an angle θ of from about 15° to about 46° relative a plane extending from the sidewall; and a first rounded edge between the sidewall and the annular support heel and a second rounded edge between the annular support heel and the bottom portion, wherein each of the first and second rounded edge has a radius of curvature of from about 1.0 mm to about 14.0 mm, and wherein the blow-molded container comprises a material selected from the group consisting of polyethylene terephthalate and polypropylene.



Insulated beverage apparatus and cooling device

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A device for a beverage container may include a tubular member that is insulated and has an axis. The tubular member may further include an upper axial end and a lower axial end. Both the upper and lower axial ends can be open. The tubular member may be configured to receive and insulate the beverage container therein. The device may include a base. The base may be removably coupled to the lower axial end of the tubular member to close the lower axial end. The base may include an interior compartment containing a fluid permanently sealed therein. The fluid can have a freezing point of about 0° C. or less.



Device for tempering food in rectangular, pan-like containers of standardized sizes

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A device for tempering food held in rectangular pan-shaped containers of standardized sizes. The device has two opposing side walls and a cover panel connecting the side walls at the top. A rectangular opening is provided in the cover panel. The size of the opening is determined as a function of the standard-size containers to be placed in the opening. A laterally projecting opposite edges of the containers extend beyond the opening. Two opposing groove-like slots are on each of side walls below the opening. A tub for the purpose of tempering has two opposing, laterally projecting edges which are dimensioned to extend over the edges of the opening when the tub is placed in the opening, and which can be slid into the opposing slots in the side walls.



Container lid with one or more cavities

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A container lid with a first cavity is provided. The lid includes a continuous outer coupling trough for attachment of the lid to the open top of a container. The lid also includes a straw-hole planar surface with a hole for drinking a liquid in the container. A riser wall may extend away from the straw-hole planar surface and defines a first planar surface above the straw-hole planar surface. The first planar surface includes a the first cavity that has side walls connected to the first planar surface and extending from the first planar surface to a position lower than the first planar surface and a bottom connected to the side walls. A second planar surface is also disclosed that has a second cavity formed therein. The first cavity may be adapted to receive a condiment container and the second cavity to receive a food container.



Container and pouch

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a container (2) and a pouch (1). The container and pouch is preferably mutually shaped so that the pouch fits tightly into the container. The container comprises a closure (5) for closing the container and preferably being adapted to maintain the pouch in an open state in a position where its opening is facing upwardly. In addition, the closure comprises a lid (7), allowing re-closable access to the contents stored in the pouch.



Food container

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A food container includes a glass container, a lid and a protective sleeve. The sleeve covers at least a portion of the side walls and bottom surface of the glass container. The lid has a perimeter that is absent of features directly securing the lid to the container. The lid has a receiving feature which is engaged by a latch on the protective sleeve when the latch is moved from an open position to a locked position.



Storage compartment

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a storage compartment comprising a storage space, a cover flap (3) covering the opening (5) of the storage space, said flap releasing the opening (5) in an opened position and closing it in a closed position, and a mechanism (4) for opening and closing the cover flap, wherein the mechanism comprises a first coupling rod (40) that is mounted on a first pivot rotatably about a first axis (41) in the storage space and comprises a second pivot spaced from the first pivot, and a lever (30) arranged rigidly on the cover flap is mounted on the second pivot rotatably about a second axis (42). According to the invention, a gear wheel section (33) that is in engagement with a further rotatably mounted gear wheel (44) is present on the cover flap, wherein the gear wheel is also arranged on the coupling rod.



Tamper-evident closure

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A tamper-evident closure for a container comprises two or more parts and is movable from a first position to a second position in an opening event, the movement to the second position generating two or more gaps between and/or within the parts, the closure further comprising means for preventing closing of the gaps whereby to confirm the opening event has occurred.



Multi-compartmented sandwich storage device

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A multi-compartmented food storage device having a top hermetic storage compartment, a bottom hermetic storage compartment and a central hermetic storage compartment that is interposed there between. Each of the top and bottom compartments being hingedly secured to the central compartment along an upper and lower end.



Box with component internally housed

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A box includes a first cover and a second cover have engaging mechanisms which engage the one end of the first cover to the one end of the second cover, and have retaining mechanisms which retain the other end of the first cover to the other end of the second cover. The first cover and the second cover are fit to each other in a normal state when the engaging mechanisms are engaged with each other and the retaining mechanisms are retained normally. When an engagement between the engaging mechanisms is in an abnormal state, a projection abuts against at least the other of the one end of the first cover and the one end of the second cover so that a gap is formed and the interior component housed in the internal space can be seen through the gap.



Intermodal container

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An intermodal container comprising: a plurality of self-centering volume maximizing posts; where the width of the container is about 38 inches to about 52 inches, the length is about 44 inches to about 110 inches, and the height is about 28 inches to about 88 inches; a plurality of side support members that act as very stiff springs that can provide shock dampening effects and reduce vibration to the interior of the container; a plurality of removable blocking and bracing members attached to support members; and where the cross-sectional area of each of the posts has more than 4 bends, where the bends are configured to provide greater strength to the posts while allowing for use of a lighter material.



Removable endwall plate for electrical panels or enclosures

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates generally to electrical panels or enclosures. More particularly, the invention encompasses a removable endwall plate for electrical panels or enclosures. The present invention is also directed to a novel electrical panel or enclosure where an endwall is removably attached to a frame. The endwall can be removed and can be cut at desired locations to create holes or openings for electrical components. The removable endwall can also have one or more knockouts which can be removed from the endwall as needed. One could also have at least one knockout within the knockout.



Stackable cup

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A stackable cup having a rigid handle with an open top, the open top shaped and dimensioned to receive a complementary handle of a stackable cup of the like such that one or more cups may be angularly stacked, the cup having a lip projecting from the open top and extending outwardly to a circular rim, which in turn extends downwardly to define the drinking cup.



Folding utility surface with built in containers

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to utility surfaces. Specifically, the invention relates to a utility surface, generally a table or other flat surface, with drawers attached to the utility surface. In preferred embodiments of the present invention, the utility surface and attached drawers may be folded into a collapsed format that is convenient for portability.



Opening and closing apparatus

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

There is provided an opening and closing apparatus for a fuel lid, including: a pushrod configured to shift between a locking posture and an unlocking posture and to reciprocate between a pushed-in position and a pushed-out position; a follower assembled to the pushrod so as to rotate relatively to the pushrod about the center line and to move together with the pushrod in the axial directions; and a case supporting the pushrod, the follower and a biasing member. The case includes a rod cam portion for rotating the pushrod and a follower cam portion for rotating the follower. The follower cam portion includes a plurality of follower securing portions for securing the follower so as to hold the pushrod in the pushed-in position against biasing force exerted by the biasing member.



Flush floor box

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure relates to a flush floor box that can be constructed at a lower cost and is easier to install than previously utilized flush floor boxes. The flush floor box includes a base and/or a leveling ring with integral features. The integral features help to reduce the cost of producing the flush floor box. The leveling ring can include ears/tabs for use in electrically grounding a top shield of a flat floor power cable.



Floor box cover assembly

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A cover assembly for a floor box includes a base with a central opening and a cover pivotally connected to the base by a hinge member. The hinge member has a hinge body with a first end pivotally connected to the base for pivoting with respect to the base and second end pivotally connected to the cover for pivoting with respect to the cover. A tab extends from the second end of the hinge body to contact a bottom surface of the cover to limit pivoting movement of the cover with respect to the hinge body. A slide surface is provided on the base that contacts an end of the cover during pivoting movement of the cover to prevent wear on a gasket with the opening of the base.



Container with frangible device interface

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed is an improved an improved cap (40) for a bottle (1) which comprises a frangible device interface (100) including a valve part (52) and a tethered pull-ring (70), which frangible device interface may be removed from the cap preferably after the contents of the bottle are exhausted.



Extension frame for a transport box or a pallet

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An extension frame for a transport box or a pallet includes two long sides, and two collapsible transverse sides. An angle piece is formed on one of the transverse sides or on one of the long sides, with the angle piece having a free end forming a hinge with a free end of an adjacent long side or transverse side. The hinge has in the open state and the collapsed state a locking position in which the long side and the adjacent transverse side are engageable.



Compensation tank for hydraulic motor vehicle brake systems

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A compensation tank for hydraulic motor vehicle brake systems, including a tank housing having at least one pressure medium chamber which can be filled with pressure medium via a filler neck, and a cap which can be fastened to the filler neck by a threaded connection having a cap thread and a tank thread. The cap and the tank housing each have a respective stop, which stops permit a predetermined positioning of the cap in relation to the tank housing.



Combination baking pan and cooling rack

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A baking device for baking and cooling baked goods includes a rectangular baking pan formed from a single sheet of metal with planar opposing baking and bottom pan surfaces, including indentations positioned at four corners to extend out as protrusions from the bottom pan surface as standoffs. The baking device also includes a complementary rectangular cooling rack formed from a single sheet of metal with planar opposing baking and bottom rack surfaces, including indentations or depressions formed in the baking rack surface and positioned at four corners to extend out as protrusions from the bottom cooling rack surface and a plurality of small gauge holes. Dimensions of the cooling rack and baking pan are ensure that the cooling rack seats snugly in the baking pan so that the bottom cooling rack surface contacts and presses against the baking pan surface in an assembled state.



Frozen confection drip catcher

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A frozen confection drip catcher including a drip-catching cup-shaped shield having a spout for drinking the melted contents contained within a reservoir of the shield and a support body centrally disposed on the shield, the support body having a slot in an apex thereof to support a stick for holding the frozen confection in an upright position. The shield has a flat bottom wall to self-support the frozen confection. A peg on the bottom wall within the reservoir engages an aperture in the bottom end of the support body thereby stabilizing the support body within the reservoir and enabling the support body to be removed for cleaning.



Water tank

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A cylindrical upstanding water tank is formed from a plurality of rows of corrugated curved panels bolted edge to edge with a liner extending over the cylindrical wall and support surface to contain the water within the tank. An access opening is formed in one panel of the cylindrical wall and includes a frame with a rectangular planar front flange and a rearwardly extending flange welded into the hole. Liner retention straps surround the hole to fasten an edge of the liner around the hole. An access cover plate is bolted to the front flange of the frame and carries a hoop strength plate which fastens to studs at the rear of the plane so that the plates are removable to allow service access to the interior of the tank.



Storing, transporting and handling compressed fluids

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A container has a pair of opposing heads, and a wall section between the heads has a square cross-section and planar side walls joined together by rounded corners. The side walls tend to deflect outwardly while under pressure, but are supported externally by a support system such as the walls of a cargo hold. Another container comprises an outside tank and a flexible membrane tank inside the outside tank, an annular space being defined in between, where a first fluid is charged into the membrane tank and a second fluid is charged into the annular space in order to discharge the first fluid. In another embodiment, a long tube having a square cross-section is coiled in a support structure and made gas-tight for holding a compressed fluid, and adjacent coils and the support structure limit expansion of the tube.



Wastebasket

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A wastebasket designed to work in combination with a trash bag insert, the wastebasket having one or more openings or slots on one or more of its sidewalls, the openings extending from the upper rim of the wastebasket to a point near the bottom of the wastebasket, so as to allow for an inward and outward motion of the sidewall sections so as to allow overstuffing of the trash bag while allowing the overstuffed bag to readily be removed from the wastebasket and/or the insertion of a trash bag whose opening circumference is smaller than the upper rim circumference of the wastebasket, whereby the trash bag is secured to the rim of the wastebasket.



Waste disposal apparatus

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A waste disposal apparatus, such as a waste disposal container or unit that is configured to receive used personal care products in a discreet and sanitary manner. Instances of incontinence, menstruation or uncontrollable bodily functions can be a personal situation that is otherwise unknown to others. However, current receptacles available to dispose of used personal care products fail to provide for a hygienic, easily accessible and discreet that is designed for small spaces, such as a home bathroom or public restroom stall.



End closure with double anti-missile score

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An end closure for food and beverage containers provides controlled opening characteristics to prevent the unintentional missiling of a tear panel. The end closure comprises a score line that defines a portion of the tear panel, and the end closure may comprise one or more anti-missile features that inhibit the propagation of a fracture down a score line, which reduces the likelihood that a tear panel will inadvertently detach from the end closure and injure the user or another.



Easy access opening tab for a container end closure

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An end closure for food and beverage containers is provided. The end closure comprises a central panel portion having a protuberance for facilitating access to and manipulation of a pull tab. Before the food or beverage container is pressurized, the protuberance is substantially flat to improve stacking and conveying of the end closure. After the food or beverage container is filled and pressurized, the protuberance selectively deflects and lifts a tail portion of the pull tab to facilitate access.



Overpack for storage and handling for containers for liquids

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to an overpack 1 for storage and handling of containers for liquids, preferably for drums 2 with volumes of 200 to 500 liters, wherein the overpack 1 is integrally formed of plastics and stackable. The invention further relates to a safety system 9 for storage and handling of containers for liquids comprising an overpack 1 according to the invention and a container located inside the overpack 1.



Wall-mounted expandable toilet tissue roll storage means

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A toilet tissue roll holder is provided having a telescoping structure that is attachable to a wall surface for providing replacement toilet tissue to a dispenser and shrouding unused rolls prior to deployment. The device includes a lowermost housing having a base surface, rounded sidewalls, an interior volume, and an open front. The lowermost housing connects to a first upstanding sidewall thereabove, which in turn supports a plurality of telescoping sidewalls that form individual toilet tissue roll containers extending upward. A viewing window is provided through at least one of the device sidewalls above the lowermost housing to allow an administrator to visualize whether a minimum number of reserve toilet paper rolls are still available. The structure is expanded and contracted depending on the number of rolls therein, while the lowermost housing and first upstanding sidewall provide the base structure that is secured to a support wall.



Foldable crate and locking mechanisms therefor

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A foldable crate includes a base platform, a pair of longitudinal sidewalls forming a hinged connection with the base platform and a pair of flanking sidewalls forming a hinged connection with the base platform. The flanking sidewalls accommodate a locking mechanism, which includes an actuator, a transmission mechanism and a pair of locking elements, threaded into channels at the top portion of the flanking sidewalls.



Blossom stemware with toothpick disposer

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Decorative stemware having a plurality of apertures about the circumference of the stem for the insertion of toothpicks having cocktails or hors d'oeuvres, the apertures being diagonally disposed within the stem so that when toothpicks with cocktails or hors d'oeuvres are inserted into the apertures, the stemware creates the appearance of blossoming stemware. The stemware features a base that functions as a toothpick disposer. Alternatively, a separate coaster can function as a toothpick disposer. The base, or coaster, comprises an opening for the insertion of toothpicks and a hollow interior for the insertion of a plurality of toothpicks. A themed design is disposed on the base or coaster to conceal or camouflage the disposed toothpicks.



Double-chamber vessel for flowable substances

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A double-chamber vessel for flowable substances having a lateral outer wall with a first chamber enclosed by a first, in particular transparent wall and a second chamber enclosed by a second transparent wall in which the first and second chambers each have an opening which openings end commonly in an opening section of the double-chamber vessel, otherwise they are completely separated from each other, wherein the first chamber is an inner chamber that is enclosed by the second chamber, which is an outer chamber, wherein in planar sections the first wall enclosing the first chamber lies directly against the second wall enclosing the second chamber, at the same time forming the lateral outer wall of the double-chamber vessel, or in the planar sections, the second wall forms the first wall and wherein both chambers have a continuous flow connection to the respective openings.



Implosion mitigation method

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An arrangement and a method for implosion mitigation, and in particular a structural arrangement of a water vessel and a method thereof for mitigating implosion loads. The water vessel includes first and second end portions connected by a middle portion, with one portion structurally weaker than the others so that when the vessel experiences an overmatching load, only the structurally weaker portion of the vessel fails. The vessel may further include energy absorbing structures.



Advertising apparatus and method

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An advertising apparatus including a body portion adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on a support structure accessible for advertising purposes and, an interchangeable and/or replaceable advertising device, the advertising device being adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on the body portion.



Universal conduit body assembly

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In an aspect, a universal conduit body assembly comprises a universal conduit body having a first port attached thereto. The first port is sized and shaped to connect the conduit body with one or more conduits or plugs. A cavity is at least partially defined by the conduit body, and the cavity comprises at least two open sides and sufficient space for containment of one or more spliced wires within the conduit body. Two or more removable panels each sized and shaped to cover a portion of the universal conduit body and selectively attach to each of the at least two open sides of the cavity are provided. At least one of the two or more panels includes a second port sized and shaped to connect the panel with the one or more conduits or plugs.



Onboard device

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An overlapping region is located between an upper casing flange and a lower casing flange such that an outer end of lower casing flange is identical in alignment to an imaginary line passing through an outer end portion of the upper casing flange and being parallel to a side wall of an upper casing, or such that alignment of the outer end of the lower casing flange is at a side of the side wall of the upper casing.



Connection assembly

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A connection assembly for connection to the mouth of a flexible container comprising of an inner ring having an inner flange around its external diameter and an outer ring having a recess around its inner diameter sized to engage the inner flange. The inner and outer rings being adapted to interengage to trap the mouth between the inner and outer rings.



Container assembly and foldable container system

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Container assemblies can include a first container and a second container, where the second container extends into and is supported by the first container. The first container and the second container can each include a flange around the periphery of an access opening. The flange of the second container is configured to provide support for the second container via engagement with the flange of the first container. In some instances, the second container can extend into and be supported by the first container through engagement of the flange of the second container with the flange of the first container such that a side panel of the first container is not in contact with a corresponding side panel of the second container. The container assembly can also include a lid for retaining the second container in the first container and/or for sealing to the first container and/or the second container.



Dispensing assembly

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A dispensing assembly for pourable food or drink products, comprising: a receptacle for accommodating a pourable food or drink product, comprising an opening; and a closure means for closing the opening, comprising a closure member, mounted across the opening, having at least one outlet, and a stop member mounted to confront the outlet, the closure member being resiliently deformable, by the pressing action of a user, from a first condition in which the outlet is spaced from the stop member and the food or drink product may be poured through the outlet to a second condition in which the outlet has been moved inwardly to a position in which it is closed off by the stop member.



Liquid control mobility (LCM) receptacles

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure is directed to a liquid control mobility receptacle for storage, filtration, distribution, and transportation of liquids. The liquid control mobility receptacle has a main body that encloses a front security enclosure, a pump enclosure, and a main enclosure for storage of liquids. The main enclosure is disposed between the pump enclosure and the front security enclosure. An internal power source is enclosed within the front security enclosure and is electrically coupled to a pump, which is enclosed in pump enclosure. A fill line is provided to pump liquid from a liquid source into the main enclosure. A recirculation line is provided to recirculate fluid in within the main enclosure. A supply line is provided for pumping fluid out of the main enclosure. In some examples, the liquid control mobility receptacle has an internal power source that is a diesel engine, and the security enclosure further houses a fuel enclosure that is fluidly coupled to the diesel engine. In some further examples, the liquid control mobility receptacle has an internal power source that is a solar power generator, and a top wall of the security enclosure further includes a plurality of solar panels that are electrically coupled to the solar power generator.



Tank holding device

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A tank holding device, comprising a base plate and a cylinder containment portion. The cylinder containment portion being fixedly coupled to the base plate. There is at least one drain hole which is located at the joining of the cylinder containment portion and the base plate. The drain hole is angled upward and inward. The drain hole forms an outwardly and downwardly draining trough.



Beverage container lid with an inclined lid face

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Beverage container lid with a container side and a consumer side, wherein the lid has a fastening portion running about a lid axis in a circumferential direction, which fastening portion defines a reference plane, wherein the lid has a drinking opening, wherein the lid has a lid face inclined with respect to the reference plane in such a way that, at least in a diametric strip, which contains the drinking opening, of the lid face, a nose tip receiving region of the lid face diametrically opposing the drinking opening is set back axially with respect to the drinking opening in the direction of the container side, the drinking opening and a tab being dimensioned and arranged in such a way that the nose tip region, even when the drinking opening is opened in accordance with intended use, remains uncovered by the tab on the consumer side.



Container and method of manufacture thereof

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A container including a sidewall having a top and bottom ends, a base attached to or proximate the bottom end defining a cavity bounded by the sidewall and by the base, and the base including at least a first portion having a first thickness and a second portion having a second thickness, such that the second thickness is less than the first thickness. A method for controlling deformation in a container including the steps of manufacturing the container as described above, filling the container with a substance, sealing the container at a top end thereof, inverting the container such that the container rests on its top end, allowing the substance to undergo a volume reduction resulting in a vacuum pressure within the container, wherein when subjected to the vacuum pressure, the base deforms at the second portion due to the second thickness being less than the first thickness.