Travel container having drinking orifice and vent aperture seals

  • US 7,546,933 B2
  • Filed: 01/26/2007
  • Issued: 06/16/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/18/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A drinking container comprising:

  • a container body having a cavity;

    a removable lid covering the cavity, the lid having a drink aperture and a separate vent aperture; and

    ,a trigger mechanism mechanically connected to a shutter adjacent the drink aperture and to a vent seal, the trigger mechanism independently moving the shutter and the vent seal from a closed position to an open position, the shutter operating to operably close and open access to the cavity through the drink aperture, and the vent seal operating to operably close and open access to the cavity through the vent aperture, wherein the trigger mechanism has an actuation stroke, wherein the vent seal is initially actuated during a first portion of the actuation stroke of the trigger mechanism, and wherein the shutter is initially actuated during a second portion of the actuation stroke of the trigger mechanism, the first portion of the actuation stroke occurring prior in time to the second portion of the actuation stroke.

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