Non-spill container

  • US 5,105,975 A
  • Filed: 10/03/1991
  • Issued: 04/21/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/03/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A non-spill container, comprising a bottom member and a top member that is releasably mounted on said bottom member, said bottom member including a bottom wall to which a lower annular wall portion is integrally joined and that extends upwardly therefrom, a lower annular flange portion being joined to said lower annular wall portion at the uppermost end thereof and being substantially less in vertical dimension with respect thereto, said top member including a top wall and an upper annular wall section that is integrally joined to said top wall and that depends therefrom, and an upper annular flange section joined to the lowermost end of said upper annular wall section, said upper annular wall section having a vertical dimension that is substantially greater than the upper annular flange section of said top member, the upper annular flange section of said top member being releasably mounted in engagement with the lower annular flange portion of said bottom member, an opening formed in the top wall of said top member for receiving a straw for withdrawing liquid from the container, and a tube joined to the underside of said top wall and receiving said straw therethrough and communicating with said opening, said tube depending coaxially from said top wall interiorly of said upper annular wall section to a location that is adjacent to the upper annular flange section of said top member, said straw extending through said tube and into said bottom member, the volume of the lower annular wall portion of said bottom member being somewhat less than the volume of the upper annular wall section through which the tube extends so that liquid contained in the lower annular wall portion of said bottom member is prevented from entering said tube for discharge therethrough when the container is tipped during use thereof.

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