Container using fiber optic imaging

  • US 5,575,553 A
  • Filed: 06/23/1995
  • Issued: 11/19/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/23/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An optically transparent container, comprising:

  • a base;

    a sidewall extending from said base and having indicia formed as recesses, said recesses being emergent upon an exterior surface of said container, said base comprising a sealed compartment;

    a lighting mechanism housed within said compartment and including a battery and at least one diode disposed beneath said sidewall, said at least one diode being operatively connected to and activated by said battery; and

    a switch mechanism positioned within said compartment and comprising a touch-sensitive switch, operatively connected to said battery and said at least one diode, for energizing said at least one diode for a predetermined time period when the container is touched,wherein said at least one diode is de-energized when one of said predetermined time period expires and said container is subsequently touched.

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