Travel container having drinking orifice and vent aperture

CAFC
  • US 9,095,233 B2
  • Filed: 11/25/2013
  • Issued: 08/04/2015
  • 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 and a removable lid covering the cavity, the lid having a top surface transverse to a longitudinal axis of the container body, the top surface having a drink aperture and a vent aperture extending therethrough, a drink seal operably closing the drink aperture from the cavity of the container body, a vent seal operably closing the vent aperture from the cavity of the container body, the lid further having a trigger with an end that operates as a push-button end, the trigger translating in a straight line perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the container body during the entire movement of the trigger to define a straight-line actuation stroke, wherein pushing the trigger operates to cause the drink seal to move to an open position to open the drink aperture during the actuation stroke of the trigger, wherein pushing the trigger operates to cause the vent seal to move to an open position to open the vent aperture during the actuation stroke of the trigger, wherein the vent aperture is initially opened during a first portion of the straight-line actuation stroke of the trigger, and wherein the drink aperture is initially opened during a second portion of the straight-line actuation stroke of the trigger.

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