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Publication numberCN1898133 A
Publication typeApplication
Application numberCN 200480035422
PCT numberPCT/US2004/009357
Publication date17 Jan 2007
Filing date26 Mar 2004
Priority date1 Oct 2003
Also published asCA2540919A1, DE602004011088D1, DE602004011088T2, EP1670688A1, EP1670688B1, US7546932, US8152018, US20050061821, US20050173287, WO2005042356A1
Publication number200480035422.7, CN 1898133 A, CN 1898133A, CN 200480035422, CN-A-1898133, CN1898133 A, CN1898133A, CN200480035422, CN200480035422.7, PCT/2004/9357, PCT/US/2004/009357, PCT/US/2004/09357, PCT/US/4/009357, PCT/US/4/09357, PCT/US2004/009357, PCT/US2004/09357, PCT/US2004009357, PCT/US200409357, PCT/US4/009357, PCT/US4/09357, PCT/US4009357, PCT/US409357
Inventors斯蒂芬艾伦史密斯, 凯文雷史密斯, 沃伦贾尔斯外德梅尔, 金伯利维尔希利, 兰迪戈尔登, 鲁迪迪斯卡姆帕斯, 艾拉萨德可汗, 布赖斯G巴特, 布赖恩C伯恩, 约翰H劳德恩斯累治, 简若尔夫斯提勒曼
Applicant索罗杯经营公司
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Ergonomic disposable cup having improved structural integrity
CN 1898133 A
Abstract  translated from Chinese
公开一种容器(10),大体具有:由环形边缘(14)确定的敞口顶部;底座(16);和在顶部和底座之间延伸的侧壁(18)。 Discloses a container (10), substantially comprising: an open top by an annular edge (14) is determined; and a base (16); and a sidewall extending between the top and the base (18). 该侧壁具有:两个形成弓形的纵向凹陷部(20);环形肋(25);位于纵向凹陷部和底座之间的环形肩部(22);和在环形肩部(22)和底座(16)之间延伸的下部(26)。 The sidewall comprising: forming two longitudinal arcuate recess (20); an annular rib (25); an annular shoulder portion located longitudinally between the recessed portion and the base (22); and in the annular shoulder (22) and a base ( extending between the lower portion 16) (26). 该环形肩部的特征在于与纵向凹陷部(27)对准的两个拱形部(23);并且下部具有与纵向凹陷部对准的两个斜面部(27)。 Characterized in that the annular shoulder and the longitudinal recesses (27) aligned with the two arcuate portions (23); and the lower portion has two beveled portions (27) aligned with the longitudinal recesses. 这个容器更人机工程学的,并且具有比现有容器更大的侧壁强度和刚性。 This container is more ergonomic and has a greater than conventional container sidewall strength and rigidity.
Claims(43)  translated from Chinese
1.一种容器,包括:由环形边缘确定的敞口顶部;底座;和在顶部和底座之间延伸的侧壁,所述侧壁包括凹陷部和位于所述凹陷部和底座之间的环形肩部,所述环形肩部包括拱形部。 1. A container comprising: an open top defined by an annular edge; base; and a sidewall extending between the top and the base, said side wall includes a recess portion and the annular recess located between the base and the the shoulder, the annular shoulder comprising arcuate portion.
2.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁还包括内表面和外表面;所述环形肩部和拱形部位于外部表面上,并且内部表面包括隆起的突出部,其中:拱形部和隆起突起部被共同地确定尺寸,以便:当第二相同容器套装在所述容器上时,隆起的突起部就位在第二相同容器的拱形部内部。 2. The container according to claim 1, wherein: said side walls further includes an inner surface and an outer surface; the annular shoulder and the arched portion located on the outer surface and the inner surface comprising a raised protrusion, wherein: arched portion and the raised protrusions are jointly determined size, so that: when the second identical container fitted over the container, a raised protrusion in place within the arcuate portion of the second identical container.
3.根据权利要求1所述的容器,还包括:确保所述容器与第二相同容器适合套装的装置。 3. The container according to claim 1, further comprising: a second container to ensure the proper nesting of the same container means.
4.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述环形肩部还包括当使用者拿着容器时稳定容器的装置。 4. The container according to claim 1, wherein: the annular shoulder further comprises a means stabilizing the container when the user holds the container.
5.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述凹陷部在环形肩部终止。 5. The container according to claim 1, wherein: the recess terminates at the annular shoulder.
6.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁还包括环形肋。 6. The container according to claim 1, wherein: said side wall further comprises an annular rib.
7.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁还包括多条环形肋,至少一个环形肋包括与凹陷部对准的弧形部或弯曲部分。 7. The container of claim 1, wherein: said side wall further includes a plurality of annular ribs, at least one annular rib includes a curved portion or curved portion aligned with the recess portion.
8.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述凹陷部是纵向的并形成弓形。 8. The container according to claim 1, wherein: the recess is a longitudinal and an arch.
9.根据权利要求1所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的可测量的提高强度与重量的比率。 9. The container according to claim 1, further comprising: no more than a substantially similar sidewall having a measurable increase the strength to weight ratio of the depressed portions.
10.根据权利要求1所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少3%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 10. The container according to claim 1, further comprising: no more than a substantially similar sidewall having a recess portion at least 3% of the increased strength to weight ratio.
11.根据权利要求1所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少20%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 11. The container according to claim 1, further comprising: no more than a substantially similar sidewall having a recess at least 20% of the increased strength to weight ratio.
12.根据权利要求1所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少40%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 12. The container according to claim 1, further comprising: no more than a substantially similar sidewall having a recess at least 40% of the increased strength to weight ratio.
13.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁还包括在环形肩部和底座之间延伸的下部,所述下部包括与所述凹陷部对准的斜面部。 13. A container according to claim 1, wherein: said side wall further includes a lower portion between the annular shoulder and the base extending, the lower portion comprises a beveled portion aligned with the recess.
14.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁还包括在环形肩部和底座之间延伸的下部,所述下部包括与所述拱形部对准的斜面部。 14. A container according to claim 1, wherein: said side wall further includes a lower portion between the annular shoulder and the base extending, the lower portion comprises a beveled portion aligned with the arched portion.
15.一种容器,包括:由环形边缘确定的敞口顶部;底座;和在顶部和底座之间延伸的侧壁,所述侧壁包括纵向形成拱形的纵向凹陷部和堆叠肩部。 15. A container comprising: an open top defined by an annular edge; base; and a sidewall extending between the top and the base, said side wall comprising a dome-shaped longitudinal recess and longitudinal stacking shoulder.
16.根据权利要求15所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁在堆叠肩部和底座之间向外渐缩,并且所述侧壁在堆叠肩部与顶部之间向外渐缩。 16. A container according to claim 15, wherein: said side wall between the stacking shoulder and the base tapers outwardly, and said side wall between the shoulder and the top of the stack outwardly tapered.
17.根据权利要求15所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁在堆叠肩部和底座之间向内渐缩,并且所述侧壁在堆叠肩部与顶部之间向内渐缩。 17. A container according to claim 15, wherein: said side wall between the stacking shoulder and the base is tapered inwardly, and the side wall between the top of the stack and inwardly tapered shoulder.
18.一种容器,包括:由环形边缘确定的敞口顶部;底座;和在顶部和底座之间延伸的侧壁,所述侧壁包括:多个凹陷部;位于凹陷部和底座之间的环形肩部;和在环形肩部和底座之间延伸的下部,其中:凹陷部的数量在从1到20的范围内。 18. A container comprising: an open top defined by an annular edge; base; and a sidewall extending between the top and the base, said side wall comprising: a plurality of recessed portions; located between the recessed portion and the base and between the annular shoulder and the base of the lower portion extends, wherein; annular shoulder: the number of depressed portions in the range of from 1 to 20.
19.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:凹陷部的数量在从2到12的范围内。 19. A container according to claim 18, wherein: the number of depressed portions in the range from 2-12.
20.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:所述凹陷部在环形肩部终止。 20. A container according to claim 18, wherein: the recess terminates at the annular shoulder.
21.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:所述下部还包括数量等于凹陷部的数量的多个斜面部;每个斜面部与多个凹陷部的一个对准。 21. A container according to claim 18, wherein: said lower portion further comprises a number equal to the number of the recessed portion of the plurality of inclined surface portions; a ramp portion aligned with each of the plurality of recessed portions.
22.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:下部、环形肩部和底座基本上为椭圆形。 22. A container according to claim 18, wherein: a lower, annular shoulder and the base is substantially oval.
23.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁还包括环形肋;所述环形肋包括等于凹陷部的数量的多个弧形部或弯曲部;每个弧形部或弯曲部与多个凹陷部的一个对准。 23. A container according to claim 18, wherein: said side wall further includes an annular rib; said annular rib includes a recessed portion is equal to the number of a plurality of curved portions or bent portions; each arcuate portion or the curved portion a plurality of recessed portions aligned.
24.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:所述凹陷部是纵向的并形成弓形。 24. A container according to claim 18, wherein: the recess is a longitudinal and an arch.
25.根据权利要求18所述的容器,还包括:确保所述容器与第二相同容器适合套装的装置。 25. A container according to claim 18, further comprising: a second container to ensure the proper nesting of the same container means.
26.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:所述环形肩部还包括当使用者拿着容器时稳定容器的装置。 26. A container according to claim 18, wherein: the annular shoulder further comprises stabilizing means when a user holding the container when the container.
27.根据权利要求18所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的可测量的提高强度与重量的比率。 27. A container according to claim 18, further comprising: having no more than a substantially similar sidewall recess measurable increase the strength to weight ratio.
28.根据权利要求18所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少4%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 28. A container according to claim 18, further comprising: at least not more than 4% of the increased strength to weight ratio is substantially similar to the side wall of the recessed portion.
29.根据权利要求18所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少20%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 29. A container according to claim 18, further comprising: no more than a substantially similar sidewall having a recess at least 20% of the increased strength to weight ratio.
30.根据权利要求18所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少40%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 30. A container according to claim 18, further comprising: no more than a substantially similar sidewall having a recess at least 40% of the increased strength to weight ratio.
31.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁在环形肩部和底座之间向外渐缩,并且所述侧壁在环形肩部与顶部之间向外渐缩。 31. The container of claim 18, wherein: said side wall tapers outwardly between the annular shoulder and the base, and the sidewall between the annular shoulder and the top of the outwardly tapered.
32.一种容器,包括:由环形边缘确定的敞口顶部;底座;和在顶部和底座之间延伸的侧壁,所述侧壁包括:两个纵向凹陷部;环形肋;位于纵向凹陷部和底座之间的环形肩部;和在环形肩部和底座之间延伸的下部,所述环形肩部包括与纵向凹陷部对准的两个拱形部;并且下部包括与纵向凹陷部对准的两个斜面部。 32. A container comprising: an open top defined by an annular edge; base; and a sidewall extending between the top and the base, said side wall comprising: two longitudinal recesses; the annular rib; located longitudinal recesses and an annular shoulder between the base; and a lower portion extending between the annular shoulder and the base, said annular shoulder comprises two arched portions aligned with the longitudinal recesses; and the lower portion comprises a recess portion aligned with the longitudinal The two ramps department.
33.根据权利要求32所述的容器,其中:所述纵向凹陷部形成弓形。 33. The container according to claim 32, wherein: said longitudinal arcuate recess is formed.
34.根据权利要求32所述的容器,其中:所述凹陷部在环形肩部终止。 34. The container according to claim 32, wherein: the recess terminates at the annular shoulder.
35.根据权利要求32所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁还包括:内表面和外表面;所述环形肩部和拱形部位于外部表面上,并且所述内部表面包括两个隆起的突出部,其中:拱形部和隆起突起部被共同地确定尺寸,以便:当第二相同容器套装在所述容器上时,隆起的突起部就位在第二相同容器的拱形部内部。 35. The container according to claim 32, wherein: said side walls further comprising: an inner surface and an outer surface; said annular shoulder and the arched portion located on the outer surface and the inner surface comprises two raised protruding portion, wherein: the raised arch portion and the protrusion are collectively determined size, so that: when the second identical container fitted over the container, a raised protrusion in place within the arcuate portion of the second identical container.
36.根据权利要求32所述的容器,还包括:确保所述容器适合套装在第二相同容器上的装置。 36. The container according to claim 32, further comprising: ensure proper nesting of the container in the second container of the same apparatus.
37.根据权利要求32所述的容器,其中:所述环形肩部还包括当使用者拿着容器时稳定容器的装置。 37. The container according to claim 32, wherein: the annular shoulder further comprises stabilizing means when a user holding the container when the container.
38.根据权利要求32所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的可测量的提高的强度与重量的比率。 38. The container according to claim 32, further comprising: having no more than a substantially similar sidewall recess measurable increased strength to weight ratio.
39.根据权利要求32所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有纵向凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少4%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 39. The container according to claim 32, further comprising: having no more than a substantially similar sidewall longitudinal recesses of at least 4% of the increased strength to weight ratio.
40.根据权利要求32所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有纵向凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少20%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 40. The container according to claim 32, further comprising: having no more than a substantially similar sidewall longitudinal recesses of at least 20% of the increased strength to weight ratio.
41.根据权利要求32所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有纵向凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少40%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 41. The container according to claim 32, further comprising: having no more than a substantially similar sidewall longitudinal recesses of at least 40% of the increased strength to weight ratio.
42.根据权利要求32所述的容器,其中:所述环形肋包括与纵向凹陷部对准的弧形部或弯曲部。 42. The container according to claim 32, wherein: the annular rib comprises a curved portion or a bent portion with a longitudinal recess portion aligned.
43.一种容器,包括:由环形边缘确定的敞口顶部;基本上圆形的底座;和在顶部和底座之间延伸的侧壁,所述侧壁包括:两个凹入、形成弓形的、纵向凹陷部;几条环形肋;位于纵向凹陷部和底座之间的环形肩部;和在环形肩部和底座之间延伸的下部,所述纵向凹陷部在环形肩部终止,所述环形肩部包括与纵向凹陷部对准的两个拱形部;并且下部包括与纵向凹陷部对准的两个斜面部。 43. A container comprising: an open top defined by an annular edge; a substantially circular base; and a sidewall extending between the top and the base, said side wall comprising: two concave, arcuate formation , longitudinal recesses; several annular ribs; annular shoulder located longitudinally between the recessed portion and the base; and a lower portion between the annular shoulder and the base extending in the longitudinal recesses terminating at the annular shoulder, the annular shoulder comprising two arched portions aligned with the longitudinal recesses; and the lower portion comprising two beveled portions aligned with the longitudinal recesses.
Description  translated from Chinese
具有改进结构整体性的人机工程学的一次性杯子 With improved structural integrity of ergonomics disposable cups

技术领域 FIELD

本发明总体涉及热成型可套装容器领域,具体而言,涉及能够与类似物品套装的诸如杯子或类似杯子物品的容器的结构领域。 The present invention generally relates to thermal molding can suit container field, specifically, relates to the field of construction and similar articles, such as a cup or the like suit cup article container. 更具体地说,在其优选实施方式中,本发明涉及改进热成型可套装容器的抓握性和结构整体性(integrity)。 More specifically, in its preferred embodiment, the present invention relates to improved containers thermoformed fittable gripping and structural integrity (integrity).

背景技术 BACKGROUND

几十年以来,在工作场所、在诸如公园、海滩、野营地和相类似地方的公共场所以及在家中,消费者对一次性容器的使用在增长。 For decades, in the workplace, such as parks, beaches, campgrounds and similar places of public places and at home, consumers use disposable container growing. 通常,由诸如Styrofoam的泡沫材料和隔热纸制成的一次性、可套装容器曾是玻璃或可再用的塑料器皿容器的唯一的替代。 Typically, the foam material such as Styrofoam and insulation paper into disposable, can suit the container to be the only alternative to glass or reusable plasticware containers. 然而,近年来,热成型塑料模制容器已成为工业中较少关注环境的泡沫物品的替代。 However, in recent years, thermoformed plastic molded containers have become an alternative industry less environmentally concerned foam articles. 特别是可套装热成型容器的使用已在上升。 In particular fittable thermoformed containers has been on the rise of use. 在容纳冷流体中,这种热成型物品也相当地有用。 In receiving cold fluid, this thermoformed article also quite useful.

热塑性材料对于制造厂商特别地有利,因为该材料不需要昂贵的发泡剂并且也不需要表面层,上述每个部件均是导致更少制造过程阶段的部件。 Thermoplastic materials are particularly advantageous for the manufacturer, because the material does not require expensive foaming agents and need no surface layer, each of said parts being parts result in fewer stages of the process of manufacturing. 此外,对于消费者,由这些材料构成的容器通常比纸容器更耐用,通常为单件结构,并且价格低廉并可再生。 Moreover, for consumers, containers constructed from these materials are generally more durable than paper containers, are usually one-piece construction, and is inexpensive and can be regenerated.

根据制造容器的尺寸,热成型始于厚度在大约8到100密耳(mil,千分之一英寸)范围的诸如聚乙烯(polyethylene)、聚丙烯(polypropylene)、聚酯(polyester)或聚苯乙烯(polystyrene)的薄片或薄条板材料。 According sized containers, thermoforming starting thickness of about 8-100 mils (mil, thousandths of an inch) range, such as polyethylene (polyethylene), PP (polypropylene), polyester (polyester) or polystyrene Ethylene (polystyrene) sheet or thin strip material. 杯子和类似物品典型地由具有从约30到60密耳的预热成型厚度的塑料片制成,但在热成型后,完成的物品可能更薄。 Cups and similar articles are typically made from a plastic sheet having a preheated from about 30 to 60 mils thickness made of a molded, but after thermoforming, finished articles may be thinner. 该薄片或薄条板被加热到适用热成型的温度一对于上述材料,在从约110℃到约200℃的范围内,其后被馈送入传统的成型机器中,其中:在施加的正和/或负空气压力条件下进行处理。 The sheet or thin strip is heated to a temperature suitable for thermoforming the above material, in the range from about 110 ℃ to about 200 ℃ range, subsequently fed into a conventional forming machine, wherein: applying positive and / or negative air pressure conditions for processing. 使用在物品的一侧的真空压力与/或在材料的相对表面上的正压力,当塑料材料被吸入模具时,模腔被用于传递特定成型结构给薄壁容器。 On one side of the article using the vacuum pressure and / or positive pressure on the opposite surface of the material, when the plastic material is drawn into the mold, the mold cavity is used to transfer a specific structure for forming thin-walled containers. 除了其它用途外,容器的形成结构可以是装饰性的,但通常具有特定的用途,例如用于抓握的结构和用于套装的构成。 Among other uses, the formation of the structure of the container may be decorative, but generally has a specific purpose, for example, a structure for gripping and for the set. 正常热成型操作的处理周期典型地在1和20秒之间。 Normal processing cycle thermoforming operation is typically between 1 and 20 seconds.

许多现有杯子和容器设计的一个缺点在于:圆形设计不利于抓握,这是所有杯子设计碰到的难题,而尤其对于较大容量的杯子。 One drawback of many existing cup and container design is: a circular design is not conducive to grip, which is all glass design problems encountered, and especially for the larger cup capacity. 使用者经常必须施加超过期望量的抓握压力,以稳定太大而手指无法围绕的杯子。 Users often have to apply more than the desired amount of grip pressure to stabilize the finger can not be too big around the cup. 此外,冷饮料通常导致杯子外部上冷凝,产生滑动问题,尤其对于光滑的塑料杯。 In addition, cold drinks often cause condensation on the external cup, sliding problems, especially for smooth plastic cups. 虽然这种滑动是其本身的问题,缺乏稳定抓握表面的杯子它能加剧。 Although this slide is its own problems, lack of stable gripping surface of the cup can increase. 环形肋可以增加杯子与用户手之间的摩擦,以帮助减轻滑动,但对于补救与圆形设计相关的抓握问题没有什么帮助。 Annular rib can increase the friction between the cup and the user's hand to help alleviate the slide, but with a circular design for remedial issues related to grip did not help. 因此,存在这样的需要:提供热成型塑料杯,特别是较大容量的杯子,的更人机工程学的和稳定的抓握表面,同时减小由于杯子的外部的冷凝导致的滑动。 Thus, there is a need to: provide a thermoformed plastic cup, especially a larger capacity cup, more ergonomic and stable gripping surface, while reducing the sliding cup due to an external cause of condensation.

热成型塑料可套装容器的另一问题是结构整体性。 Another problem may suit thermoformed plastic containers is structural integrity. 使用者抓握时,薄壁热成型容器的侧壁通常容易弯曲和向内变形。 When the user grips the side walls of the thin-walled thermoformed containers often bend and easily deformed inwardly. 这种变形会压缩容器的容量,导致令人不快的流体溢出。 This deformation compression capacity of the container, resulting in unpleasant fluid overflow. 此外,侧壁的变形能够使容器更难抓握,并可能导致破裂。 In addition, deformation of the side walls of the container can be more difficult to grip, and may cause rupture. 对确定的问题的一种解决方案是提供更厚材料结构,但这增加了制造成本。 Determining a solution to the problem is to provide thicker material structure, but this increases the manufacturing cost. 此外,更厚的结构趋向于增加套装容器的堆叠高度。 In addition, thicker structure suits the container tends to increase the stack height. 这些有关现象限制了在受限区域中可套装的容器的数量,并能够防止套装的容器不容易分离。 These phenomena limit the number within the restricted area may suit a container, and the container can be prevented suit not be easily separated. 此外,在本领域中已知和使用的更有效的手段是在侧壁制造环形肋与/或肩,这能够明显增加侧壁的周围区域的刚性。 In addition, known and used in the art is a more effective means of producing the annular rib and the side wall / or shoulder, which can significantly increase the rigidity of the area around the side walls. 在侧壁中制造提高刚性的部件避免了使用更厚侧壁相关的问题。 In the sidewall to increase the rigidity of the member of manufacturing avoids the use of a thicker sidewall related problems. 然而,通过使用肋和肩取得的强度提高是有限的,尤其是在通常出现抓握的侧壁的中央区域。 However, the intensity achieved by using ribs and shoulders is limited improvement, especially in the central region of the gripping normally occurs sidewall. 因此,存在这样的需要:进一步增加热成型容器的侧壁的强度,同时避免使用更厚的材料。 Thus, there is a need to: further increase the strength of thermoformed container sidewall, while avoiding the use of thicker material.

通过在侧壁中制造形成弓形的纵向凹陷部,本发明主要解决了这两个问题。 Formed in the side wall by making an arcuate longitudinal recesses, the present invention is mainly to solve these two problems. 这些凹陷部提供了人机工程学的和有效的抓握表面并增加了结构整体性。 These recessed portion provides ergonomic and efficient gripping surface and increased structural integrity. 然而,凹陷部能够产生有关适合地套装容器的问题,由于它们缺乏完全的旋转对称性,这些容器趋向于挤撞。 However, the recessed portion can cause problems related to suit for the container, due to their lack of complete rotational symmetry, these containers tend to telescoping. 因此,还存在对保证在其侧壁中具有凹陷部的容器的适合套装的装置的需求。 Therefore, there is need for a container having a recessed portion to ensure its side walls in proper nesting apparatus.

此外,在制造期间,其侧壁中具有凹陷部的容器会在一起摩擦。 Moreover, during manufacture, the container having a sidewall portion of the recess will rub together. 在一定制造过程期间,在由机械沿生产线运送时,杯子经常被堆叠在彼此的内部。 During certain manufacturing processes, during transportation along the production line by machinery, cups are often stacked inside each other. 杯子会在这种运动中旋转,导致它们摩擦堆叠在其上面或下面的杯子。 Cups in which the rotary motion, causing them to friction stacked thereon or below the cup. 这种摩擦会对杯子产生磨损,划伤表面。 This friction will produce wear cups, scratch the surface. 虽然不是所有制造过程均存在这个问题,当制造其侧壁中具有凹陷部的容器时,它会是关注源。 While not all the manufacturing processes are the existence of this problem, when manufacturing the container sidewall having the recess, it will be concerned about the source. 因此,存在解决在制造期间由杯子运动和旋转导致的摩擦问题的需要。 Therefore, there is a friction problem solving during manufacturing caused by movement and rotation of the cup needs.

本发明提供了对公认问题的经济的解决方案。 The present invention provides a proven solution to economic problems. 本发明试图提供一种用于薄壁热成型容器的适合的形成结构。 The present invention seeks to provide a structure for forming a thin-walled thermoformed containers suitable.

发明内容 SUMMARY

公开了改进侧壁结构整体性的热成型容器,所述容器大体包括:由环形边缘确定的敞口顶部;底座;和在顶部和底座之间延伸的侧壁。 Discloses a thermoformed containers improve the structural integrity of the side walls, the container generally comprises: an open top defined by an annular edge; and a sidewall extending between the top and the base; and a base. 该侧壁具有增加结构整体性以及促进抓握和套装的多个特征。 The sidewall having increased structural integrity and the promotion of gripping and sets a plurality of feature. 这些特征包括:两个形成弓形的纵向凹陷部;位于凹陷部和底座之间的环形肩部;和在环形肩部和底座之间延伸的下部。 These features include: two longitudinal arcuate recess formed; an annular shoulder located between the recess portion and the base; and a lower portion between the annular shoulder and the base extend. 大体上,凹陷部在环形肩部终止。 In general, the recess at the annular shoulder terminates. 该环形肩部的特征在于:与凹陷部对准的两个拱形部;并且该下部的特征在于:与凹陷部对准的两个斜面部或倾斜部。 The annular shoulder characterized by: the two arched portions aligned with the recess portion; and the lower portion characterized by: two bevel portion or inclined portion aligned with the recess. 该侧壁还可具有至少一个环形肋,其特征在于:基本上与凹陷部对准的两个弧形部或弯曲部。 The sidewall may also have at least one annular rib, characterized in that: two curved portions or bent portions substantially aligned with the recessed portion.

根据本发明的第一方面,所述侧壁具有超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的可测量的提高强度重量比率。 According to a first aspect of the invention, said side wall having a recessed portion having no more than a substantially similar sidewall measurable improved strength to weight ratio. 根据本发明的另一个方面,环形肩部包括当由使用者拿着时稳定容器的装置。 According to another aspect of the invention, the annular shoulder comprising holding means by a user when the container is stable. 根据本发明的另一方面,所述容器包括确保所述容器适当套装在另一个相同容器上的装置。 According to another aspect of the invention, the container comprises a container suitable to ensure the same suit on another container means. 一种确保适合套装的这种装置是在侧壁的内表面上使用隆起突出部,当容器被堆叠在一起时,隆起突出部位于侧壁的外表面上的拱形部内。 One way to ensure this is to use the apparatus proper nesting ridge protrusion on the inner surface of the sidewall, when the container is stacked, the raised protrusion located in the arch portion of the outer surface of the side wall.

除优选实施方式之外,还公开和请求保护可选实施方式。 In addition to the preferred embodiments, are also disclosed and claimed an alternative embodiment. 在一个可选实施方式中,环形肩部不具有拱形部,并且底座,下部,和环形肩部为基本上椭圆形状。 In an alternative embodiment, the annular shoulder has no arched portions and the base, the lower portion, and the annular shoulder is substantially elliptical shape. 在另一个可选实施方式中,侧壁具有更大量的凹陷部,大体在从1到20个凹陷部的范围内,并且优选在2到12的范围内。 In another alternative embodiment, the side walls having a larger number of recessed portions, generally in the range of from 1 to 20 depressed portion, and preferably in the range of 2 to 12. 该环形肩部中的弧形部或弯曲部、环形肋的弧形部或下部的斜面部或倾斜部的数目大体等于侧壁中凹陷部的数量。 The annular shoulder in the arcuate portion or the curved portion, the curved portion or the number of the inclined portion of the inclined surface portion or the lower portion of the annular rib portion is substantially equal to the number of side wall recess.

附图说明 Brief Description

在形成说明书部分并且在其中相同的标号始终用于指示相同的部件的附图中,图1是表示本发明的优选实施例的杯子的透视图;图2是图1中所示的杯子的侧视图;图3是从图2旋转90度的图1所示杯子的侧视图;图4是图1中所示杯子的俯视平面图;图5是图1中所示杯子仰视图;图6是沿图4的直线1-1的图1中所示的杯子的剖视图;图7是沿图4的直线2-2的图1中所示的杯子的剖视图;图8是图1中所示杯子的底部的聚焦透视图,放大显示了环形肩和拱形部中的细节;图9是沿图4的直线2-2的套装在相同杯子上的图1中所示的杯子的局部剖视图;图10是表示本发明的可选实施例的杯子的透视图,该杯子具有锐角拱形部和凹陷弧形斜面部或倾斜部;图11是图10中所示的杯子的侧视图;图12是图10中所示杯子俯视平面图;图13是图10中所示杯子的底部的聚焦透视图,放大显示了环形肩部和拱形部的细节;图14是表示本发明的可选实施例的杯子的透视图,该杯子具有椭圆底座且没有拱形部;图15是图14中所示杯子仰视图;图16是图14中所示的杯子的侧视图; In the accompanying drawings forming a part of the specification and in which like reference numerals used to indicate the same parts in FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a preferred embodiment of the cup of the embodiment of the present invention; FIG. 2 is a side of the cup 1 shown in FIG. view; FIG. 3 is shown in Figure 1 from the cup is rotated by 90 degrees in Fig. 2 a side view; Fig. 4 is a top plan view of the cup shown in FIG. 1; FIG. 5 is a bottom view of the cup shown in Fig. 1; Fig. 6 is along Figure 4 is a sectional view of the straight line of the cup 1 shown in FIG. 1-1; FIG. 7 is a sectional view of the cup shown in Figure 4 taken along line 2-2 of FIG. 1; FIG. 8 is a view of the cup shown in Figure 1 focusing a perspective view of the bottom of, the enlarged display of the annular shoulder and the arched portion in detail; FIG. 9 is a partial cross-sectional view of the cup along line 2-2 of Figure 4 fitted over the same cup shown in Figure 1; Figure 10 shows an optional embodiment of the present invention is a perspective view of an embodiment of the cup, the cup having an acute angle arch portion and an arcuate portion or the inclined portions inclined surface recess; FIG. 11 is shown in Figure 10 the cup side view; FIG. 12 is a diagram a top plan view of the cup shown in Fig. 10; Fig. 13 is a perspective view of the focusing cup shown in Fig. 10 bottom, showing details of an enlarged annular shoulder and the arched portions; FIG. 14 is a diagram showing an example of alternative cup embodiment of the present invention. a perspective view of a cup having an elliptical base and no arched portions; FIG. 15 is a bottom view of the cup shown in Figure 14; Figure 16 is a cup in a side view shown in FIG. 14;

图17是从图16旋转90度的图14中所示杯子的侧视图;图18是沿图15中的直线3-3的图14中所示的杯子的剖视图;图19是沿图15中的直线4-4的图14中所示的杯子的剖视图;图20是表示具有多个凹陷部的本发明的可选实施例的杯子的透视图;图21是图20中所示的杯子的侧视图;图22是图20中所示杯子的仰视图;图23是套装在相同杯子上的图20中所示的杯子的剖视图;图24是套装在相同杯子上的具有上部肩部和反向锥形上部的杯子的顶部的剖视图;图25是具有凹陷部和拱形部的杯子的底部的剖视侧视图,其中:环形肩与底座肩部部分地邻接;图26是表示本发明的可选实施例的杯子的透视图,其中:斜面部或倾斜部是平坦的,并且肩部与拱形部之间的过渡是平滑的;和图27是图26中所示杯子的底部的聚焦透视图,放大显示了环形肩部和拱形部的细节。 17 is shown in FIG. 14 from the cup 16 is rotated 90 degrees side view of FIG.; FIG. 18 is a sectional view of the cup taken along a line 3-3 in FIG. 15 is shown in Fig. 14; Fig. 19 is taken along. 15 cross-sectional view of the cup shown in a straight line 4-4 of FIG. 14; FIG. 20 is a perspective view of the alternative embodiment cup having a plurality of recessed portions of the embodiment of the present invention; FIG. 21 is a cup 20 shown in FIG. side view; Fig. 22 is a bottom view of the cup shown in FIG. 20; FIG. 23 is a sectional view of the cup fitted over the same cup shown in Figure 20; Figure 24 is a kit having an upper shoulder and a counter-cup on the same cross-sectional view of the cup to the top of the tapered upper portion; FIG. 25 is a recess having a bottom portion and the arcuate portion of the cross-sectional side view of the cup, wherein: an annular shoulder and a shoulder adjacent to the base part; FIG. 26 is a diagram showing the present invention. perspective view of the embodiment of the alternative embodiment cup, wherein: the inclined surface portion or inclined portion is flat, and the transition between the shoulder and the arched portion is smooth; and Figure 27 is a focusing cup 26 at the bottom of FIG. perspective view showing details of an enlarged annular shoulder and the arched portion.

具体实施方式 DETAILED DESCRIPTION

虽然本发明容许多种不同形式的实施例,但是这个公开详细描述了本发明的优选实施例,需要理解:当前公开内容应被认为是本发明的原理的例证,而不是将本发明宽广的范围局限于所示实施例。 While the invention is susceptible of embodiment in many different forms, but the detailed description of the disclosed preferred embodiment of the present invention, to be understood: the current disclosure is to be considered as illustration of the principles of the present invention, instead of the broad range of the present invention limited to the embodiments shown.

通常参照附图1-27,能够更容易理解本发明。 Referring to the drawings generally 1-27, the present invention can be more readily understood. 在下述公开和附图中,公开的优选容器通常由数字“10”代表。 In the following disclosure and the accompanying drawings, the preferred container is generally disclosed by the numeral "10" stands. 在说明书和附图中,其它部件类似和一致地编号。 In the specification and drawings, other components similar and consistent numbers. 虽然本发明特别设计用于热成型杯子,但是由其它制造过程制造的杯子和其它类型的容器也能够使用公开的发明并从公开的发明受益。 While the present invention is particularly designed for thermoforming cups, but other types of cups and containers manufactured by other manufacturing processes can also be used and benefit from the invention disclosed in the invention disclosed.

如图1-9所示,该容器大体是热成型杯子10,包括:由环形边缘14确定的敞口顶部12;底座16;和在顶部12和底座16之间延伸的侧壁18。 As shown in Figure 1-9, the container 10 generally is thermoformed cups, comprising: an open top 14 defined by an annular edge 12; the base 16; and a sidewall between the top 12 and the base 16 extending 18. 该侧壁18具有至少一个凹陷部20和位于凹陷部20和底座16之间的环形肩部22;并且环形肩部22具有至少一个拱形部23。 The side wall 18 has an annular shoulder at least one recess 20 and 20 and the base 16 is located between the recessed portion 22; and the annular shoulder 22 has at least one arcuate portion 23. 优选地,杯子10还包括:至少一条环形肋24;在环形肩部22和底座16之间延伸的下部26,下部26具有与凹陷部20对准的至少一个斜面部或倾斜部27。 Preferably, the cup 10 further comprising: at least one annular rib 24; the lower portion of the annular shoulder 22 between the base 16 and 26 extending lower recess 26 having at least one inclined surface portion 20 aligned or inclined portion 27.

如图1和4所示,杯子10的顶部12是由环形边缘14确定的大体圆形的开口13。 FIG generally circular top opening 1 and 4, the cup 10 is determined by 12 14 annular edge 13. 该边缘14优选地较厚并向杯子10的外侧卷,这是热成型饮料杯的共有特征。 The edge 14 is preferably thick volumes 10 to the outside of the cup, which is a common feature of thermoformed drink cups. 该卷起的边缘14形成平滑表面,用于与使用者的嘴接触,并提供给杯子10的顶部增加的强度和刚性。 The rolled edge 14 forms a smooth surface for contact with the user's mouth, and supplied to the top of the cup 10 of increased strength and rigidity. 虽然卷边14是优选地,但是根据本发明可以使用其它已知的边缘14结构。 Although the bead 14 is preferably, but other known edge structures 14 according to the present invention.

如图5和8所示,底座16被连接到侧壁18的下部26,并大体是具有斜边30和中央圆形凹陷部32的圆盘。 5 and 8, the base 16 is connected to the lower portion 26 of the side wall 18, and substantially oblique side 30 and having a central circular disc portion 32 of the recess. 该底座16的形状无需是圆形,因为多种其它形状将有效地起作用。 The shape of the base 16 need not be circular, because a variety of other shapes will function effectively. 此外,凹陷部32可以不是圆形,或可选地,可以完全不存在。 In addition, the recessed portion 32 may not be circular, or alternatively, may be completely absent. 尤其顶部12的形状无需与底座16相同。 In particular, the shape of the top 12 and the base 16 without the same. 在杯子110的一个实施例中,底座116是椭圆形,并且顶部112是圆形。 In one embodiment of the cup 110, the base 116 is elliptical and the top 112 is circular. 在优选实施例中,底座16具有对应于侧壁18(在下面讨论)的下部26的斜面部或倾斜部27的斜边30。 In a preferred embodiment, the base 16 has a lower portion corresponding to the side wall 18 (discussed below) of the inclined surface portion 30 or 27 of the inclined portion 26 of the hypotenuse. 如图1和8所示,优选斜边30是凹陷曲线形的。 1 and 8, the hypotenuse 30 is preferably recessed curvilinear. 可选地,如图26和27所示,斜边30可以是直的,或可以采用其它形状,但它们的形状大体取决于下部26的斜面部或倾斜部27的形状。 Alternatively, as shown in Figures 26 and 27, bevel 30 may be straight, or may take on other shapes, but their shape depend largely on the shape of the bevel portion or the lower portion 26 of the inclined portion 27. 该底座16的中央的凹陷部32同时改进了底座16的刚性,并提供了用于停止在另一表面上的更稳定和平衡的表面。 The base portion 16 of the central recess 32 while improving the rigidity of the base 16, and is provided on the other surface of the more stable and balanced surface for stopping. 该底座16围绕其整个周长被连接到侧壁18,形成底座肩部34。 The base 16 around its entire circumference is connected to the side walls 18, 34 forming a base shoulder.

侧壁18将顶部12与底座16连接,在顶部12和底座16之间延伸并构成容器的体积。 The top 12 is connected to the side walls 18 and base 16, between the top 12 and the base 16 extends in and constitute a volume of the container. 如图1-7所示,侧壁18为大体圆柱形,并且由于开口13大体比底座16更大,因此侧壁18从顶部12向底座16渐缩。 As shown in Figure 1-7, the sidewall 18 is generally cylindrical, and since the opening 13 substantially larger than the base 16, so the side walls 18 from the top 12 toward the base 16 is tapered. 换言之,由侧壁18形成的圆筒的直径接近顶部12处较大,并随着接近底座16而减小,构成截头圆锥体形状。 In other words, the diameter of the cylinder formed by the sidewall 18 near the top 12 larger, and as close to the base 16 is reduced to form a frusto-conical shape. 然而,如下面讨论的,侧壁18的下部26优选具有相对于侧壁18的剩余部分的反向锥形。 However, as discussed below, the side wall 18 of the lower portion 26 preferably has a reverse taper with respect to the remaining portion of the side wall 18. 该侧壁18的形状由顶部12和底座16的形状和尺寸大致支配,并且因此,侧壁18可具有多种其它形状中的一种。 The shape of the side wall 18 is substantially dominated by the top 12 and the base 16 of the shape and size, and thus, the sidewall 18 may have a variety of other shapes. 该侧壁18具有多种特性特征,包括:一个或多个凹陷部20;环形肩部22;将环形肩部22连接到底座16的下部26;和一个或多个环形肋24、28。 The side wall 18 has a variety of characteristic features, comprising: one or more recessed portions 20; the annular shoulder 22; 22 connecting the annular shoulder 16 in the end 26 of the lower portion of the seat; and one or more annular ribs 24,28.

可选地,侧壁18可包含上部肩部46,构成在上部肩26与容器顶部12之间延伸的上部48。 Alternatively, the sidewall 18 may contain an upper shoulder portion 46, 48 constituting the upper portion of the upper portion 12 extending between shoulder 26 and the top of the container. 如图24所示,上部48优选地与侧壁的剩余部相反地渐缩。 Shown in Figure 24, the upper portion 48 and the remaining portion is preferably tapered sidewalls contrary. 换言之,上部46的直径在上部肩部46处比在杯子10的顶部12处更大。 In other words, the diameter of the upper portion 46 of the shoulder 46 in the upper portion of greater than 12 at the top of the cup 10. 如图24所示,上部48的反向锥形提供了用于堆叠多个杯子10的装置。 As shown in Figure 24, the upper portion of the reverse taper 48 is provided for stacking a plurality of cups 10 apparatus. 在这个实施例中,下部26无需相反地渐缩,并能够或者完全没有或仅存在于拱形部23的下面。 In this embodiment, the lower portion 26 without Conversely tapered, and can be no or only present in or below the arched portion 23.

在优选实施例中,如图1-9所示,侧壁18具有两个凹陷部20。 In a preferred embodiment, as shown in Figure 1-9, the sidewall 18 has two recesses 20. 这些凹陷部20是纵向的,即具有比圆周尺寸更大的垂直尺寸(垂直于底座16)。 These recesses 20 are longitudinal, i.e. having a larger circumferential dimension than the vertical dimension (perpendicular to the base 16). 该凹陷部20优选地形成弓形或拱形,向着顶部12和底部沿圆周较宽,在中间较窄。 The recess 20 is preferably arcuately formed towards the top 12 and bottom circumferentially wider, narrower in the middle. 此外,优选的凹陷部20是平滑的并且凹入的,向着杯子10的中央向内弯曲。 In addition, the preferred recesses 20 are smooth and concave, inwardly toward the center of the cup 10 is bent. 如图7所示,优选地,相对于侧壁18的其余部分,凹陷部20的凹度接近凹陷部20顶部较深,形成每个凹陷部中的洼地21。 As shown in Figure 7, preferably, relative to the remainder of the sidewall 18, the concavity of the recesses 20 near the top recesses 20 deeper recess is formed in each depression 21. 该凹陷部20开头更接近杯子10的顶部12,并优选地在环形肩部22终止。 At the beginning of the recessed portion 20 closer to the top 12 of the cup 10 and preferably terminate at the annular shoulder 22.

虽然上述特征是优选的,凹陷部20能够采用多种不同形式的任何一种。 While the above is a preferred feature, the recessed portion 20 can employ any of a variety of different forms. 例如,尽管凹陷部20优选是纵向且形成弓形或拱形,但是这些特征不是必要的。 For example, although the recesses 20 are preferably longitudinal and arcuately formed, these characteristics are not necessary. 此外,凹陷部20的凹度的程度或平滑性可以改变,并且无需存在洼地21。 In addition, the concavity of the recesses 20 may vary the degree or smoothness, and without the presence of the depression 21. 可选地,凹陷部20可以不是凹入的,接近凹陷部20的边缘较深第凹入并具有轻微的凸起弯曲。 Alternatively, the recesses 20 may not be concave, near the edge of the recessed portion 20 of the first deep concave and has a slight convex curve. 该凹陷部20的表面可具有脊或突起(诸如标识)以提高抓握性,而不是平滑的。 Surface of the recessed portion 20 may have ridges or projections (such as a logo) to enhance gripping, rather than smooth. 此外,该凹陷部20可位于侧壁18上的任何地方,并无需在环形肩部22处终止。 In addition, the recessed portion 20 may be located anywhere on the sidewall 18, and without 22 terminates at an annular shoulder. 该凹陷部20可完全存在于环形肩部22的上方,或可穿过环形肩部22,并向底座16延伸。 The recesses 20 may exist completely above the annular shoulder 22, or may pass through the annular shoulder 22, and extends toward the base 16. 最后,杯子10可具有任何数量的凹陷部20。 Finally, the cup 10 may have any number of recesses 20. 在下述一个实施例中,杯子10具有20或更多的凹陷部20。 In the following one embodiment, the cup 10 has 20 or more of the recesses 20. 这些凹陷部20用于两种目的:提供使用者人机工程学的抓握表面,和如下面讨论的,显著提高侧壁18的强度和刚性。 These recesses 20 used for two purposes: to provide a user ergonomic gripping surface, and as discussed below, significantly increase the strength and rigidity of the side wall 18.

如图2,5和8所示,环形肩22存在于凹陷部20和底座16之间。 Shown in FIG. 2, 5 and 8, the annular shoulder 22 exists between the recess 20 and the base 16. 除了接近凹陷部20的弓形部或拱形部23,该环形肩部22为大体圆形。 In addition to the recessed portion close to the arcuate portion 23 or the arcuate portion 20 of the annular shoulder 22 is generally circular. 可选地,环形肩部22可以采用诸如在一个实施例中的椭圆形的其它形状。 Alternatively, the annular shoulder 22 may employ other shapes, such as in one embodiment of the elliptical embodiment. 优选地,如同底座16,整个凹陷部20位于环形肩部22相对侧,并且凹陷部20终止于环形肩部22处。 Preferably, as the base 16, the entire recess 20 is located opposite side of the annular shoulder 22 and the recess 20 terminates in an annular shoulder 22. 换言之,凹陷部20仅存在于环形肩部22的一侧,并且凹陷部20终止于凹陷部20和环形肩部22之间的接触点处。 In other words, recess 20 exists only on one side of the annular shoulder 22 and the recess 20 terminates at the contact point 22 between the annular shoulder 20 and the recessed portion. 然而,如上指出的,只要凹陷部20的一部分位于与底座16相对的肩部22的一侧,凹陷部20可穿过环形肩部22,所以肩部22仍被认为存在于凹陷部20和底座16之间。 However, as noted above, as long as the recess portion 20 is located on a side opposite to the base 16 of the shoulder 22, the recesses 20 may pass through the annular shoulder 22, so the shoulder 22 is still considered to exist in the recessed portion 20 and the base 16 between.

在图1-9中所示的杯子10中,肩部22包括与两个凹陷部20对准的两个弓形部或拱形部23。 In the cup 10 illustrated in FIGS. 1-9, 22 comprises two recesses 20 aligned with the two arcuate portions or arcuate shoulder portion 23. 该肩部22可包含任何数目的拱形部23,并且优选地,肩部22具有对应于每个凹陷部20的拱形部23。 The shoulder 22 may contain any number of arched portions 23, and preferably, the shoulder portion 22 has an arcuate portion 20 corresponding to each recess 23. 在下面讨论的可选实施例中,肩部22不包括拱形部23。 In alternative embodiments discussed below, the shoulder portion 22 does not include the arcuate portion 23. 如图1,2和8所示,拱形部23优选平滑弯曲,急过渡36在每个拱形部23和环形肩部22的其余部分之间。 1, 2 and, arch portion 23 is preferably smoothly curved in Fig. 8, the transition between the acute and 36 in each of the rest of the arcuate portion 23 and the annular shoulder 22. 然而,这并不是基本的特征。 However, this is not essential features. 例如,图11和13中所示的拱形部23具有急过渡36,并且形状是多边形的,而图26和27中所示的拱形部23具有平稳过渡36并具有平滑弯曲形状。 For example, as shown in Figure 11 the arched portion 23 and 13 having acute transition 36, and a polygonal shape, while the arched portions 27 shown in Figures 26 and 23 have a smooth transition 36 and having a smoothly curved shape. 拱形部23也可以是方形、矩形或完成这里连贯功能的任何其它形状。 Arch portion 23 may be square, rectangular or any other shape consistent here complete functions. 此外,拱形部23无需与凹陷部对准,并且能够位于环形肩部22上的其它地方,例如在从凹陷部20围绕侧壁18的周长的90度的位置。 In addition, the arched portion 23 without the recessed portion is aligned with, and can be located elsewhere on the annular shoulder 22, for example at 90 degrees from a position around the perimeter of the recessed portion 20 of side wall 18. 最后,环形肩部22优选地由侧壁18的下部26完全地与底座16分离。 Finally, the annular shoulder 22 is preferably 26 completely separated from the lower sidewall 18 and base 16. 然而,环形肩部22可以在侧壁18的底部,直接将侧壁18连接到底座16,下部26或者完全没有或如图25所示,仅间歇地存在于环形肩部22上升以形成拱形部23的位置处。 However, the annular shoulder 22 at the bottom of side wall 18, side walls 18 is connected directly to the seat 16 in the end, or the lower portion 26 shown in Figure 25 no or only intermittently present in the annular shoulder 22 rises to form the arched portion 23 at the position. 换言之,环形肩部22可以与将侧壁18连接到底座16的底座肩部34或者完全或部分邻接。 In other words, the annular shoulder 22 and the sidewall 18 may be connected to the shoulder 34 in the end 16 of the housing base or entirely or partially contiguous.

图1-9中所示的杯子10的侧壁18具有将环形肩部22与底座16分离的下部26,下部26包括与凹陷部20对准的两个斜面部或倾斜部27。 The cup 10 shown in FIGS. 1-9 has a lower portion 18 of the sidewall 22 and the annular shoulder 26 of the base 16 separated from the lower part 26 comprises a recess 20 aligned with the two bevel portion or inclined portion 27. 该下部26为大体环形或圆筒形,并且优选地与侧壁18的其余部分相反地渐缩或向外展开,大体以提供多个套装杯子10的堆叠装置。 The lower portion 26 is generally annular or cylindrical, and preferably the remainder of the side wall 18 is tapered or conversely expand outwardly, generally to provide a plurality of sets of cup stacking means 10. 换言之,接近环形肩部22的下部26的直径略小于底座16处的直径。 In other words, close to the diameter of the lower portion 26 of the annular shoulder 22 is slightly smaller than the diameter of the base 16. 图5和8中所示的下部26为大体圆形,但下部26可采用不同的形状。 5 and 8 in the lower part of Figure 26 shown as generally circular, but the lower portion 26 may take different shapes. 在一个实施例中,下部126是椭圆形。 In one embodiment, the lower portion 126 is elliptical. 因为环形肩部22和底座肩部34增加了下部26的强度,下部26典型地比侧壁18的其余部分具有更大的刚性。 Because the annular shoulder 22 and the base 34 increases the strength of the shoulder 26 of the lower portion, the lower portion 26 typically has a greater rigidity than the rest of the side wall 18. 最后,如上所述和图25所示,如果环形肩部22与底座肩部34完全或部分邻接,下部26可以完全缺少或仅间歇地存在于环形肩部22的拱形部23下方。 Finally, as described above and shown in FIG. 25, if the annular shoulder 22 and the base 34 is fully or partially abutting the shoulder, the lower portion 26 can be completely missing or only intermittently present in the arcuate portion 23 below the annular shoulder 22.

下部26优选地具有两个斜面部或倾斜部27,斜面部或倾斜部27邻接环形肩部22的拱形部23和凹陷部20并与环形肩部22的拱形部23和凹陷部20对准。 A lower portion 26 preferably has two beveled portions or inclined portions 27, the inclined surface portion or arch portion 27 adjacent to the inclined portion 22 of the annular shoulder 23 and the recesses 20 and 23 with the annular shoulder and the arched portion 22 of the recess 20 pairs Associate. 可以存在任何数量的斜面部或倾斜部27,或斜面部或倾斜部27可以完全没有,但优选地,下部26具有对应于每个凹陷部20的斜面部或倾斜部27。 There may be any number of bevel portion or inclined portion 27, or the inclined portions inclined surface portion 27 can be completely or not, but preferably, a lower portion 26 having a beveled portion or inclined portion 20 corresponding to each recess 27. 优选地,斜面部或倾斜部27从底座向环形肩部22延伸,但斜面部或倾斜部27可可选地仅延伸底座16与环形肩部22之间的距离的一部分。 Preferably, the bevel portion or the inclined portion 27 to an annular shoulder 22 extending from the base, but the bevel portion or the inclined portion 27 may alternatively extend only a portion of the distance 22 between the base 16 and the annular shoulder. 在优选容器中,如图1和8所示,斜面部或倾斜部27凹入地弯曲,但这个特征并不是基本的。 In the preferred container, as shown in 1 and 2, the bevel portion or inclined portion 27 concavely curved 8, but this feature is not essential. 例如,如图26和27所示,斜面部或倾斜部27可以是平坦的,或凸起地弯曲,或可以采取诸如多边形形状的其它形状。 For example, as shown in Figures 26 and 27, the bevel portion or the inclined portion 27 may be flat, or convex curved, or may take other shapes such as a polygonal shape. 可选地,底座和下部可以是椭圆形状以有效地创造斜面部或倾斜部,没有任何钝角。 Alternatively, the base and the lower part may be oval shaped to effectively create beveled portions or inclined portions, no obtuse angle. 最后,如果拱形部23与凹陷部20不对准,斜面部或倾斜部27可以或者与拱形部23对准或者与凹陷部20对准,或与两者对准。 Finally, if the arched portions 23 are not aligned with the recesses 20, the inclined surface portion or inclined portion 27 or the arcuate portion 23 may be aligned with or aligned with the recesses 20, or aligned with both.

该杯子10优选地具有堆叠肩部,以大体提供对多个套装杯子10的堆叠装置。 The cup 10 preferably has a stacking shoulder, generally to provide a stacking means to a plurality of sets of cup 10. 使用多种不同类型的堆叠肩部在热成型制造领域是很熟知的。 Using a variety of different types of stacking shoulders in thermoforming is well known in the field. 通过提供下部杯子10施加力以支撑套装在下部杯子10内部的上部杯子10的接触点,堆叠肩部能够以多种方式提供对多个套装杯子10的堆叠装置。 By providing the lower portion of the cup 10 applies a force to support the suit in the lower portion inside the cup 10 upper contact point 10 of the cup, the shoulder can be stacked in various ways to provide a plurality of sets of cup stacking means 10. 由于利用堆叠肩部形成的杯子的直径的快速变化导致上部杯子10的外部表面42与下部杯子10的内表面40之间的接触点,因此这通常可以实现。 Due to the rapid change in diameter of the use of the stacking shoulder formed on the external surface of the upper cup of the cup 10 cause the point of contact between the inner surface 42 and the lower portion 40 of the cup 10, so this can usually be realized. 例如在一个杯子的堆叠肩部、顶部12、底座16或另一个杯子的堆叠肩部之间能够产生接触点,提供直接垂直支撑。 For example, in a cup stacking shoulder, capable of generating a contact point between the top 12, base 16, or stacking shoulder of another cup, providing direct vertical support. 可选地,利用两个杯子10的侧壁18之间的摩擦力,而不是直接支撑,接触点可以提供支撑。 Alternatively, a frictional force between the sidewalls 18 of two cups 10, rather than direct support, the contact point can provide support.

在优选实施例中,环形肩部22用作堆叠肩部。 In a preferred embodiment, the annular shoulder 22 functions as a stack shoulder. 这个特征例如在图23中进行了显示,其中:当一个杯子210套装在第二个相同的杯子210上时,底座216的一部分位于环形肩部222的内表面240上。 This feature has been shown for example in Figure 23, wherein: when a cup 210 sets 210 on a second identical cup, a portion of the base 216 located on the inner surface 222 of the annular shoulder 240. 如所示,通过使底座216的直径比环形肩部222的直径更宽,下部226的反向锥形有助于提供更有效的堆叠装置。 As shown, the base 216 by a diameter wider than the annular shoulder 222, the lower portion of the reverse taper 226 helps to provide a more effective stacking means. 作为选择,如本领域已知的,杯子10可具有位于其它地方的堆叠肩部。 Alternatively, as is known in the art, the cup 10 may have a stacking shoulder located elsewhere. 如图24所示,堆叠肩部的位置可接近杯子10的顶部12,其中:上部肩部46用作堆叠肩部。 24, the stacking position of the shoulder 10 of the top of the cup accessible FIG 12, wherein: the upper part of the shoulder portion 46 is used as the stacking shoulder. 虽然图24中所示的杯子10包含有助于提供堆叠装置的反向锥形上部48,但是上部48无需反向渐缩以有效起作用。 Although the cup shown in Figure 24 contains a reverse tapered upper portion 10 helps to provide the stacking means 48, but without a reverse tapered upper portion 48 to function effectively. 在本领域中使用堆叠肩部以提供对多个套装杯子10的堆叠装置的其它方法是已知的。 Use stacking shoulder in the art to provide a plurality of sets other methods cup stacking means 10 are known.

如图1-3所示,多个环形肋24、28包含在侧壁18中以增加强度。 As shown in Figure 1-3, comprises a plurality of annular ribs 24, 28 in the sidewall 18 to add strength. 在优选实施例中,侧壁18具有三个环形肋24、28:接近顶部12的两个紧密间隔的肋28;和大致在凹陷部20的顶部处的单个中央肋24。 In a preferred embodiment, the sidewall 18 has three annular ribs 24,28: two near the top of the ribs 12 of closely spaced 28; and substantially in a single central recess 20 at the top of the ribs 24. 中央肋24优选地包括两个与凹陷部20对准的弧形部或弯曲部25。 Central rib 24 preferably includes two recesses 20 aligned with the arcuate portion or the curved portion 25. 如果存在不同数量的凹陷部20,肋24优选地包含对应于每个凹陷部20的弧形部25。 If there is a different number of recesses 20, ribs 24 preferably comprise recess portions corresponding to each of the arcuate portion 20 of 25. 作为选择,弧形部25可以不存在,尤其是如果肋24的位置更接近杯子10的顶部12,并且弧形部25不必围绕凹陷部20的顶部弯曲。 Alternatively, the arcuate portion 25 may not be present, especially if the location of the ribs 24 closer to the top 10 of the cup 12, and an arcuate top portion 25 need not surround the recess portion 20 is bent. 在其它实施例中,可以存在更大或更小数量的肋24、28。 In other embodiments, there may be a greater or lesser number of ribs 24, 28.

如图6和7所示,侧壁18具有内表面40和外表面42。 As shown in Figure 6 and 7, the sidewall 18 has an inner surface 40 and outer surface 42. 杯子10的多数上述部件位于外表面42上。 Most of the above-mentioned cup member 10 on the outer surface 42. 内表面40包括与拱形部23尺寸配合的隆起突起部44,以便当第二容器被放置在第一容器内部时,隆起突起部44配合在第二个相同容器的拱形部23内。 The inner surface 40 includes a ridge protruding portion 23 and the dimensions of the mating arcuate portion 44, so that when the second container is placed inside the first container, the raised protrusion 44 fitted in the second arcuate portion 23 of the same container. 在诸如优选实施例的薄壁热成型杯子10中,当侧壁18弯曲以形成拱形部23时,隆起突起部44是在侧壁18的内表面40上创造的反向突起。 In the thin-walled thermoformed cup 10 in the preferred embodiment, such as when the sidewall 18 is bent to form an arcuate portion 23, the ridge 44 is a protrusion on the inner surface 40 of the sidewall 18 to create reverse projection. 因此,在优选实施例中,拱形部23和隆起突出部44容易地以几乎相同的尺寸形成。 Accordingly, in a preferred embodiment, the arched portion 23 and the raised protrusion 44 easily formed with nearly identical dimensions. 在更厚壁的容器中,隆起突起部44可以是与拱形部23独立的结构。 In a more thick-walled container, the raised protrusion 44 and the arched portion 23 may be separate structures.

配合确定隆起突起部44和拱形部23的尺寸是一种确保两个杯子10适合地套装在一起的手段。 Determine the size of the bulge with 23 arched ends of protrusions 44 and a means 10 adapted to suit the two cups together to ensure. 这种确保适合的套装的手段在热成型杯子工业中是非常重要的。 Such a means to ensure proper nesting cup thermoforming industry is very important. 因为它们彼此都旋转地对称,即不管杯子围绕中央纵轴如何旋转,它将看似相同,因此标准的圆筒热成型杯子容易套装在一起。 Because they are rotationally symmetrical to each other, that no matter how the cup around the central longitudinal axis of rotation, it may seem the same, so the standard cylindrical thermoformed cups easily suit together. 此外,假如不对称件的深度小于在两个套装杯子之间存在的空气间隙的宽度,具有诸如垂直肋、凹陷部或压纹的不对称侧壁件的杯子将容易地套装在一起。 In addition, if the member is less than the depth of the asymmetric suit cups exists between two air gap width, such as having vertical ribs, recesses or the embossed portions asymmetric sidewall members will readily suit cups together. 然而,增加更深的凹陷部20破坏了这种旋转对称性,并且当杯子10随意堆叠时,凹陷部20将不会彼此自然对准,造成套装困难。 However, increasing the deeper recesses 20 destroys the symmetry of this rotation, and when the cups 10 are stacked at random, the recesses 20 will not naturally align with each other, causing difficulty suit. 因此,确保合适套装的装置是必需的,以便在给定堆叠中的所有杯子10紧密地和对称地套装在一起。 Therefore, to ensure proper suit means is required, so that a given stack of all cup 10 tightly and symmetrically sets together. 当顶部杯子10被堆叠在下部杯子10上时,通过将顶部杯子10“锁定”在适当的位置,这个可以通过配合确定隆起突起部44和拱形部23的尺寸实现,防止顶部杯子10旋转并变得不对准。 When the top of the cup 10 is stacked on a lower cup 10, through the top of the cup 10 to "lock" in place, the fit can be determined by the size of the protrusion 44 and the raised arch portion 23 of implement, to prevent the top of the cup 10 rotates and become misaligned. 为了实现这个功能,只有一个隆起突起部44和一个拱形部23是需要的。 To achieve this, only one ridge portion 44 and an arcuate protrusion portion 23 is required. 倘若隆起突起部44和拱形部23围绕侧壁18的周围等距地间隔,增加隆起突起部44和拱形部23的数量可以创造更大量的套装位置,进一步改进了杯子10之间的套装。 If the raised portion 44 and the protrusion 23 around the arcuate side wall 18 surrounding equidistantly spaced, increasing the number of the raised projections 44 and the arcuate portion 23 may create a greater amount of suits position, further improvement of the suit between the cup 10 .

如图15所示,用于确保合适的套装的另一手段是形成椭圆而不是圆形的底座116、下部126和环形肩部22。 As shown in Figure 15, other means for ensuring proper suit is to form elliptical instead of circular base 116, the lower portion 126 and an annular shoulder 22. 不同于完全旋转对称的圆形,椭圆将不会对称地就位于相同、旋转的椭圆上。 Unlike completely rotationally symmetrical circular, oval not located symmetrically on the same ellipse rotating on. 因此,当具有椭圆底部的杯子110被堆叠时,椭圆形状促进每个杯子110在下一个上对称地对准,因为除非它们彼此基本上对准,否则杯子110将不会适合地配合在一起。 Accordingly, when the cup has an oval base 110 are stacked, the elliptical shape to promote the next on each cup 110 is aligned symmetrically, because unless they are substantially aligned with each other, otherwise the cups 110 will not fit together suitably. 然而,在确保适合的套装中,使用椭圆底座116可能不如拱形部23和隆起突起44有效,其它因素会支持使用椭圆底座116。 However, to ensure a suitable suite, using an elliptical base 116 may not be as effective arch bulge projections 44 and 23, other factors will support the use of an elliptical base 116.

如图20-23所示,确保适合套装的第三手段是使用更大数量的凹陷部220,凹陷部220在侧壁218的外部表面242上一致地间隔,比优选实施例的凹陷部220更深地突起到杯子210中。 As shown in Figure 20-23 220 deeper, the third means to ensure proper nesting is the use of a larger number of recessed portions 220, the recessed portions 220 uniformly spaced on the outer surface of the sidewall 218, 242, than the preferred embodiment of the recessed portions to project into the cup 210. 如图23所示,当杯子210被堆叠在一起时,侧壁218的内表面240上的凹陷部220的突起形成将就位在凹陷部220内部的脊243。 23, when the cup 210 are stacked together, the protrusion recess 240 is formed on the inner surface of the sidewall 218 of the ridge 220 will be seated within the recess 220 243. 围绕侧壁218的周围的等距间隔的多个凹陷部220产生实现适合套装的多个不同位置。 Equally spaced around the side wall 218 around a plurality of recessed portions 220 generates a plurality of different positions to achieve proper nesting. 因此,杯子210适合地套装可能需要很少操纵。 Therefore, the cup 210 may suitably suits require little manipulation. 不同于确保合适套装的头两个手段,它们将杯子“推动”入少量适合的套装位置中的一个中,通过提供其中杯子210将适合套装的多个不同位置,第三个手段“允许”杯子210适合地套装。 Unlike the first two means to ensure proper suit, which will cup "push" into a small amount of a suitable location in a suit in which the cup 210 by providing a plurality of different positions for the suit, the third means "allows" the cup 210 suitably set. 还存在确保适合套装的其它手段。 There are other means to ensure suitable set.

本发明具有在制造期间限制杯子10的运动和磨损的其它好处。 The present invention has restrict movement during manufacture and other benefits of the wear of the cup 10. 如上所述,杯子10在制造期间的运动和旋转可导致杯子10在一起摩擦。 As described above, the cup 10 in the rotational movement during manufacture and may cause the cup 10 with friction. 在制造期间,确保适合的套装的装置还限制杯子10在彼此内部的旋转,正如它们在杯子10在商业和私人使用中堆叠在一起时所作的。 During manufacture, the means to ensure proper nesting also limits the rotation of the cup 10 in the inside of each other, as they are stacked in the cup 10 in both commercial and private use, together made. 一旦杯子10被“锁定”入适合的套装位置,它们不会在彼此内部旋转或一起摩擦。 Once the cup 10 is "locked" into position for the suit, they do not rotate within each other or rub together. 因此,在制造具有纵向凹陷部20的热成型杯子10中,用于确保适合的套装的装置提供了另外的好处。 Thus, in the manufacture of thermoformed having longitudinal recesses 10 of the cup 20, for ensuring proper nesting of the device provides additional benefits.

侧壁18的许多部件增加了侧壁18的强度和刚性,允许侧壁18变得更薄,从而潜在地减小重量和成本。 Many members of the sidewall 18 increases the strength and rigidity of the sidewall 18, allowing the side wall 18 becomes thinner, thereby potentially reducing the weight and cost. 使用加厚卷边14、环形肋24、28和环形肩部22以增加强度和刚度在本领域是已知的。 Use thick bead 14, the annular rib 24, 28 and the annular shoulder 22 to increase strength and rigidity are known in the art. 通过在侧壁18中使用凹陷部20,以及这些已知的装置,本发明实现了更大的强度和刚性。 By using 20, and these known devices recess in the side wall 18, the present invention achieves greater strength and rigidity. 通过中断外力,在这种情况中,通过中断用户的手传送到侧壁18的能量,纵向凹陷部20有助于增加刚性。 Interrupted by an external force, in this case, by interrupting the transmission of energy to the user's hand side wall 18, the longitudinal recesses 20 help to increase rigidity. 通过中断传送的能量并防止它流经侧壁18,凹陷部20限制了相应于该力“给出”的侧壁18的面积,从而增加了强度和刚性。 By interrupt transfer of energy and prevent it from flowing through the sidewall 18, the recesses 20 corresponding to the force limit "and a" area of the side wall 18, thereby increasing the strength and rigidity. 已发现:如果凹陷部20是凹入的和形成弓形或拱形,诸如本发明中使用的那些的纵向凹陷部20提供了更大的强度增强。 It has been found: If the recess 20 is concave and arcuately formed, longitudinal recesses, such as those used in the present invention 20 provides greater strength enhancement. 因此,优选的杯子10的纵向凹陷部20是凹入的和形成弓形或拱形。 Thus, preferably the cup portion 10 of the longitudinal recess 20 is concave and arcuately formed.

提高的强度和结构整体性抑制了容器向内变形,这种变形会压缩容器的体积,引起讨厌的流体溢出。 Increased strength and structural integrity of the container inwardly suppressed deformations will compression volume of the container, causing unpleasant fluid overflows. 在展示本发明及其实施例的改进强度和结构整体性中,进行了侧壁18变形分析,并与标准圆形热成型杯子进行了比较。 In showing an embodiment of the present invention to improve its strength and structural integrity, make the sidewall 18 deformation analysis, and with the standard round thermoformed cups were compared. 这些容器的热成型厚度的不同可以忽略不计,并且大体估计在从10密耳到40密耳。 These thermoformed containers of different thicknesses can be neglected, and generally estimated from 10 mils to 40 mils. 这个分析结果是通过在热成型容器领域中的标准过程取得的。 This analysis is by standard procedure in the field of thermoformed containers made. 利用表I和II所示的相应结果,这个过程的描述如下。 As shown in Tables I and II use the corresponding results, the process described below.

这种标准过程优选的材料包括:(1)几个标准圆形热成型杯子;(2)具有纵向凹陷部20的在这里作为本发明优选实施例的几个杯子;(3)Chatillon DFGS数字测力计;(4)Chatillon TCD-200张力和压力试验装置;(5)容器的刚性固定装置(rigidity fixture);和(6)ChatillonAuto TestTM软件。 This standard procedure Preferred materials include: (1) several standard round thermoformed cups; (2) has a longitudinal recess 20 of several cups herein as a preferred embodiment of the present invention; (3) Chatillon DFGS digital (4) Chatillon TCD-200 tension and compression testing apparatus;; dynamometer (5) a container rigidity fixture (rigidity fixture); and (6) ChatillonAuto TestTM software.

这个标准过程涉及装置设立和分析。 Means to establish and analyze the standard procedure involves. 具体地,(1)以水平的方式,将容器刚性固定装置附于压力试验装置;(2)对准容器安装固定装置以允许在容器的三分之二高度处测试变形,这是使用中最通常的抓握区域;(3)使适合量具归零;(4)将偏差极限设置在四分之一英寸;和(5)设置变形装置的行进速度。 Specifically, (1) in a horizontal manner, the rigid fixing means attached to the container a pressure test apparatus; (2) aligning the container mounting fixture to permit test at two-thirds the height of the deformation of the container, which is the use of the most Typically grip area; (3) to make appropriate measuring tools zero; (4) the deviation limit is set at one-quarter inches; and (5) to set the travel speed of deformation of the device. 此外,分析侧壁18变形包括:(1)将第一样本放置在容器安装固定装置中;(2)将测力计的探针慢慢降低到样本上;和(3)当样本的侧壁18变形四分之一英寸(变形极限)时,读取和记录在测力计上的最大力值。 In addition, analysis of the deformation the sidewalls 18 include: (1) the sample is placed in a first container mounting means; (2) the probe force gauge was slowly reduced to the sample; and (3) when the side of the sample 18 quarter-inch wall deformation (deformation limit), the read and record the maximum force value on the dynamometer. 根据分析和研究的需要,重复这个过程。 Analysis and research needed, repeat the process. 应该注意到:这里说明的试验是对具有18oz标称容量的热成型杯子进行的。 It should be noted: the test described here is to have a nominal capacity of 18oz thermoformed cups carried out. 虽然不同尺寸的容器可以不同地测试,但是对于其它普通尺寸的容器预期取得类似的结果。 While containers of different sizes can be different test, but for other common sizes of containers expected to achieve similar results.

表1包括通过测试图3中所示的点A处的挠曲取得的数据。 Table 1 includes data by testing the deflection at Point A of FIG. 3 shown in achieved. 点A位于侧壁18的裸露部,在杯子10的三分之二高度和两个凹陷部20之间中间的点处。 Point A is located in the sidewall of the exposed portion 18, at an intermediate point between two thirds of the height of the cup 10 and the two concave portions 20. “平均容器重量”反应了两组容器的平均重量。 "The average weight of the container" reflects the average weight of the two containers. 类似地,“平均容器力”反应了容器侧壁18变形四分之一英寸的平均力。 Similarly, the "average container force" reflects the deformation of the container sidewall 18 quarter inch average force. 这两个量确定了仅仅是平均容器力除以平均容器重量的“比例”。 Only these two quantities determine the average force divided by the average weight of the container vessel "proportional." 最后,“比率变化”表示本发明取得的力与重量比率的提高。 Finally, the "ratio change" indicates the present invention achieves improved force and weight ratio.

表I:侧壁上的点A Table I: Point A on the side walls

这个数据反映了在本发明的杯子10的侧壁18的主体上结构整体性的显著改进。 This data reflects a significant improvement in the cup body 18 of the present invention, the sidewall 10 of the structural integrity. 与标准杯子相比,本发明创造了力与重量比率的4.8%的增加:(1.735.1)100%=4.8%因此,在侧壁18上的任何点处,使用包括可选实施例的公开结构的容器将提供强度和结构整体性的大体增加。 Compared with standard cup, the present invention creates a 4.8% increase in the force and the weight ratio: (1.7 35.1) 100% = 4.8% Thus, any point on the side wall 18, an alternative embodiment includes the use of container disclosed structure provides a substantially increased strength and structural integrity. 根据杯子10的具体特性(尤其是凹陷部20的数量、尺寸、位置和深度)和测试点的位置,这个强度的增加会从略小的增加(3-4%)变化到更大增加。 Depending on the characteristics (especially the number, size, location and depth of the depressed portion 20) and the position of the test point of the cup 10, increasing the strength vary from a slightly smaller increase (3-4%) to a larger increase.

结构整体性最显著的增加出现在凹陷部20本身内。 The most significant increase in structural integrity occurs within the recesses 20 themselves. 表II包括测试图2所示的点B处变形取得的数据。 Shown in Table II includes test data at point B in Fig. 2 the deformation obtained. 点B位于侧壁18上的一个纵向凹陷部20的内部,在杯子10的三分之二高度和凹陷部20的中心线上的点处。 Point B is located inside a recess 20 on the longitudinal side wall 18, at a point two-thirds the height of the center line and the concave portion 20 of the cup 10. 当杯子10被设计以便当抓握杯子10时,用户的手在凹陷部20上施加压力时,侧壁18在凹陷部20中的结构整体性更关键。 When the cup 10 is designed so that when gripping the cup 10, the user's hand to apply pressure on the recess 20, the sidewall 18 in the recesses 20 is more critical structural integrity.

表II:凹陷部中的点B Table II: Point B in recess

这个数据明显地反应出本发明对结构整体性的明显改进。 This data clearly reflect the significant improvement of the structural integrity of the present invention. 本发明及其实施例显示了对结构整体性的明显改进,事实表明力与重量比增加了43.6%:(15.435.3)100%=43.6%因此,与没有凹陷部20的容器相比,使用包括可选实施例的公开结构的容器将在凹陷部20中提供强度和结构整体性的极大的增加。 The invention and its embodiments show a significant improvement of structural integrity, the fact that the power to weight ratio increased by 43.6% :( 15.4 35.3) 100% = 43.6%, therefore, there is no comparison with the recessed portion 20 of the container, including the optional use of a container structure disclosed embodiments will provide strength and structural integrity in the recesses 20 in the greatly increased. 此外,根据侧壁18的特征,尤其是凹陷部20的特征,这种强度增加会较小或较大。 Further, according to the characteristics of the sidewall 18, particularly recess 20 features, which will increase the intensity of smaller or larger.

该凹陷部20还具有提供用户抓握杯子10的人机工程学的抓握表面的好处,一种超过更圆设计的优点。 The recessed portion 20 also has provided a user gripping a gripping surface 10 of the cup ergonomic advantage, an advantage over more rounded designs. 由凹陷部20创造的轮廓表面可舒服地适应多种手握位置。 By recesses 20 to create the outline of the surface can comfortably accommodate a variety of hand positions. 此外,凹陷部20促进了手指抓握,产生出手指与杯子10之间的最小接触面积。 In addition, the recesses 20 facilitates finger grip, produce minimal contact area between the finger and the cup 10. 当不舒服的冷饮容纳在杯子10中时,这有利于限制杯子10与使用者的手之间的热传送。 When cold uncomfortable when housed in the cup 10, which helps limit the cup 10 and the heat transfer between the user's hand. 此外,如上所述,凹陷部20平滑并且形成弓形或拱形,抓握时产生舒服的感觉。 In addition, as described above, and the recess 20 is formed smoothly arcuately, generating feeling of discomfort when being grasped. 然而,凹陷部20还可加上脊或其它提高摩擦的结构以减轻杯子10抓握时的滑动。 However, the recesses 20 may also be coupled with a ridge or other structure in order to reduce friction to improve the sliding cup 10 when gripping. 最后,如上所述,因为凹陷部20是侧壁18的最强的部分,凹陷部20提供抓握容器的最舒服的点是有益的。 Finally, as described above, since the recess 20 is the strongest part of the side wall 18, the recesses 20 provide the most comfortable points grip on the container is beneficial.

当在使用者手中时,环形肩部22的拱形部23和下部26的斜面部27提供了另外的益处:稳定杯子10。 When the hand of the user, the arched portion 23 of the inclined surface portion 22 and the annular shoulder 27 of the lower portion 26 provides additional benefits: stability cup 10. 当用户抓握时,这种稳定杯子10的装置可令人满意,以增加杯子10的商品吸引力。 When the user gripping device which can satisfactorily stabilize the cup 10, the cup 10 in order to increase the attractiveness of the commodity. 当抓握杯子10时,通过用户将指尖放在拱形部23的下方,拱形部23能够被用于增加稳定性。 When gripping the cup 10, the finger by a user on the bottom portion 23 of the arch, the arch portion 23 can be used to increase stability. 当指尖(优选地小手指或无名指)在拱形部23下方时,环形肩部22位于指尖的顶部,允许指尖对环形肩部22施加垂直力和旋转力。 When the fingertip (preferably small finger or ring finger) at the bottom of the arched portion 23, the annular shoulder 22 at the top of the fingertip, allowing the fingertip to the annular shoulder 22 and a vertical force applied to the rotational force. 该斜面部27提供了用于指尖的接触表面,进一步增加了杯子10的稳定性。 The bevel portion 27 provides a contact surface for the fingertip, further increasing the stability of the cup 10. 这些特性使用户确保更好抓握在杯子10上,并保持对杯子10的更好控制,尤其是当用户滑倒或受到意外的撞击,例如在拥挤的聚会上。 These features enable the user to ensure a better grip on the cup 10, and to maintain better control of the cup 10, especially when the user slips or accidental impact, such as in a crowded party.

本发明可以以大量容器结构中的任意一种实施,仅由权利要求的范围限制。 The present invention may be a large number of container structure of any one of embodiments, only limited by the scope of claims. 预期并请求保护本发明的可选实施例:其中环形肩部122、222无需具有任何拱形部。 Expected and claimed optional embodiment of the present invention: wherein the annular shoulder 122, 222 need not have any arcuate portion. 通常可选实施例的容器是热成型饮料杯110、210,包括:由环形边缘114、214确定的敞口顶部112、212;底座116、216;和在顶部112、212和底座116、216之间延伸的侧壁118、218。 Typically alternative embodiment of the container is thermoformed drinking cup 110, 210, comprising: an open top defined by an annular edge 114, 214, 112, 212; 116, 216 a base; and 112, 212 and base 116, 216 at the top of extending between the side walls 118, 218. 该侧壁118、218大体具有:多个凹陷部120、220;位于凹陷部120、220和底座116、216之间的环形肩部122、222;和在环形肩部122、222和底座116、216之间延伸的下部126、226,凹陷部122、222终止于环形肩部122、222。 The side walls 118, 218 generally comprises: a plurality of recessed portions 120, 220; 120, 220 and the base 116, 216 is located in an annular recess between the shoulders 122, 222; and 122, 222 and an annular shoulder 116 at the base, 126, 226 extending between the lower portion 216, the recessed portions 122, 222 terminates in an annular shoulder 122,222. 如所述和所示,可选实施例的侧壁118、218包含从1到20范围内的凹陷部120、220的数量。 As described and illustrated, an alternative embodiment comprises a number of side walls 118, 218 Example 1-20 from the recessed portions 120, 220 of the range. 该侧壁118、218优选包括一个或多个环形肋124、128、224、228;并且,这些环形肋124、128、224、228中的任何一个可包括数目等于凹陷部120、220数目的弧形部或弯曲部125。 The side walls 118, 218 preferably includes one or more annular ribs 124,128,224,228; and, may include any one of these annular ribs 124,128,224,228 in number equal to the number of depressed portions 120, 220 of the arc shaped portion or the bent portion 125. 如图14-17所示,每个弧形部125与一个凹陷部120对准,其中:杯子110包括两个凹陷部120,并且肋124包括两个弧形部或弯曲部125。 14-17, each of the arcuate portion 125 is aligned with a recess 120, wherein: the cup 110 comprises two recessed portions 120 and 124 comprise two arcuate rib portion or a bent portion 125. 此外,侧壁118、218的下部126、226可包括数目等于凹陷部120、220的数目的斜面部127。 In addition, the lower portion of the side wall 118, 218 126, 226 may include a number equal to the number of depressed portions 120, 220 of the inclined surface portion 127. 如图14和15所示,每个斜面部127与一个凹陷部120对准,其中:杯子包括两个凹陷部120,并且下部126包括两个斜面部127。 As shown in Figure 14 and 15, each of the inclined surface portion 127 is aligned with a recess 120, wherein: the cup comprises two recessed portions 120, and the lower portion 126 includes two ramps 127.

这个可选实施例的两个具体形状已发现是有利的。 This alternative embodiment of the two has been found that the particular shape is advantageous. 如图14-19所示,除了没有拱形部,第一可选实施例近似与优选实施例相同。 As shown in Figure 14-19, except that no arcuate portion, a first alternative embodiment of the preferred embodiment is approximately the same as in Example. 如图20-23所示,第二可选实施例类似地不包含拱形部,但包含大量凹陷部220。 FIG. 20-23, the second alternative embodiment does not include the arcuate portion similarly, but contains a large number of recessed portions 220. 这些实施例中的每一个将被依次讨论。 These embodiments will be discussed in turn each.

图14-19所示的第一可选实施例的容器通常是热成型饮料杯,包括:由圆形环形边缘114确定的敞口顶部112;底座116;和在顶部112和底座116之间延伸的侧壁118。 A first alternative embodiment of the container shown in FIG. 14-19 are generally thermoformed drinking cups, comprising: an open top edge 114 is determined by a circular ring 112; cradle 116; and extending between the top 112 and the base 116 sidewall 118. 类似优选实施例,侧壁118具有:两个纵向、形成弓形或拱形的凹陷部120;位于凹陷部120和底座116之间的环形肩部122;和三条环形肋124、128。 Similar preferred embodiment, the side wall 118 has: two longitudinal, arcuately recessed portion 120 is formed; annular recess 120 and the base 116 is located between the shoulder portion 122; and three annular ribs 124,128. 这个实施例包括下部126,该下部126在环形肩部122和底座116之间延伸,并具有与纵向凹陷部120对准的两个斜面部127,凹陷部120终止于环形肩部122。 This embodiment comprises a lower portion 126, the lower portion 126 between the annular shoulder 122 and the base 116 extends, and having two longitudinal recesses 127 aligned with the inclined surface portion 120, the concave portion 120 terminates in an annular shoulder 122. 如上面所指出,第一可选实施例中的一个主要区别是缺少环形肩部122中的拱形部。 As indicated above, a major difference between the first alternative embodiment is the lack of an annular shoulder 122 of arcuate portion. 与优选实施例的圆形形状相反,第二主要区别是大体椭圆形的底座166、底部凹陷部132、下部126和环形肩部122。 Circular shape with a preferred embodiment of the opposite, second main difference is generally elliptical base 166, the bottom of the recessed portion 132, a lower portion 126 and an annular shoulder 122. 这个椭圆形状具有两个好处。 The oval shape has two benefits. 第一个好处是:通过减小接近凹陷部120的曲率半径,它增加了凹陷部120的强度和刚性。 The first benefit is: by reducing the radius of curvature near the recessed portion 120, which increases the strength and rigidity of the recessed portion 120. 如上讨论的,第二个好处在于:椭圆形是确保合适套装的另一种装置。 As discussed above, a second advantage in that: Oval is to ensure proper suit another device. 虽然不是优选的,第一可选实施例具有许多与本发明的优选实施例相同的益处。 Although not preferred, a first alternative embodiment a number of benefits with the preferred embodiment of the present invention is the same as the embodiment having.

图20-23所示的第二可选实施例的容器通常也是热成型饮料杯210,包括:由环形边缘214确定的敞口顶部212;具有圆形底座凹陷部232的圆形底座216,和在顶部212和底座216之间延伸的侧壁218。 The second alternative embodiment of the container shown in Figures 20-23 also generally thermoformed drinking cup 210, comprising: an open top 214 defined by annular rim 212; has a circular base recess 232 of circular base 216, and side walls between the top 212 and the base 216 extending 218. 这个实施例的侧壁218包括:在环形肩部222到底座216之间延伸的下部226;和三个环形肋224、228;并且凹陷部220终止于环形肩部222。 Sidewall 218 of this embodiment comprises: an annular shoulder extending between the lower portion 222 in the end 216 of base 226; and three annular ribs 224, 228; and the recessed portion 220 terminates in an annular shoulder 222. 在第二可选实施例中发现的主要不同在于:侧壁218包括大量形成弓形或拱形的纵向凹陷部220。 The main difference was found in the second alternative embodiment in that: the side wall 218 includes a large number of arcuately formed longitudinal recesses 220. 如在图22中,纵向凹陷部220的数目大体在从2到12的范围内,但优选是12。 As shown in Figure 22, the number of longitudinal recesses 220 generally in the range of from 2 to 12, but preferably is 12. 在另一个实施例中,杯子10具有20个凹陷部20。 In another embodiment, the cup 10 has 20 recesses 20. 然而,除非明确地限制,凹陷部220的可能数目并不受到本发明的范围的限制,仅由技术和实践限制。 However, unless expressly limited by the number of recessed portions 220 may not be limited by the scope of the present invention, only by the technical and practical limitations. 更重要地,凹陷部的最优数目取决于容器的尺寸和凹陷部的宽度。 More importantly, the optimum number depending on the width dimension of the recessed portion and the concave portion of the container. 优选地,这个实施例的环形肩部222不具有拱形部,并且下部226不具有斜面部。 Preferably, the annular shoulder 222 of the embodiment has no arched portions and the lower portion 226 has no beveled portions.

第二可选实施例中的大量纵向凹陷部220由于三个原因而有益。 A second alternative embodiment of a large number of longitudinal recesses 220 and beneficial for three reasons. 第一个原因是通过存在大量凹陷部220给予侧壁218的很大程度的强度和整体性。 The first reason is the large number of recessed portions 218 of the side wall 220 to give a great degree of strength and integrity by the presence of. 该紧密间隔的凹陷部220中断了任何传送到侧壁218的能量如此快,以致在任何位置,侧壁218“给予”极小的压力。 The recessed portion 220 closely spaced interrupt any energy transferred to the sidewall 218 so quickly that at any position, the side walls 218 "given" minimum pressure. 第二个原因是由凹陷部220生成的人机工程学的多功能性,给使用者的大量可能的位置,用于保持杯子210。 The second reason is generated by the recessed portion 220 of the ergonomic versatility, a large number of possible positions for the user, for holding the cup 210. 如上所述,第三个原因在于:在薄壁容器中使用大量凹陷部220是保证容器在彼此之上的适合套装的有效装置。 As mentioned above, the third reason is: use a lot of the recess in the thin-walled container 220 is to ensure an effective device for packages of container on top of each other. 虽然不是优选的,但是第二可选实施例具有许多与本发明的优选实施例相同的优点,以及一些附加的优点。 Although not preferred, but the second alternative embodiment having a plurality, and a number of additional advantages the same advantages as the preferred embodiment of the present invention.

开发本发明主要用于热成型饮料杯子。 Development of the invention is mainly used for thermoforming beverage cups. 然而,当应用于大量其它类型的容器时,本发明的原理是有益的。 However, when applied to a number of other types of containers, the principles of the present invention is advantageous. 根据本发明,可以使用诸如透明、不透明或彩色塑料的任何类型的聚合物或泡沫材料制成的饮料杯,也可以是由非聚合材料制成的杯子。 According to the present invention, the cup can be used such as a transparent, opaque, or any type of color or foam plastic polymeric material beverage glass, it may be a non-polymeric material. 除杯子外的多种类型的容器也可受益于使用公开特征。 In addition to various types of containers outside the cup can also benefit from the use of the disclosed features.

虽然具体实施例已被显示和描述,在不背离本发明的本质的情况下,可以进行多种修改。 Although specific embodiments have been shown and described, without departing from the essence of the present invention may be made a variety of modifications. 因此,本发明的范围仅由所附权利要求书的范围限制。 Accordingly, the scope of the present invention is only limited by the scope of the appended claims.

权利要求书(按照条约第19条的修改)修改的权利要求书〔国际局于2005年2月1日(01.02.05)接收到;新的权利要求1-43(4页)代替最初的权利要求1-43〕1.一种容器,包括:由环形边缘确定的敞口顶部;底座;和在顶部和底座之间延伸的侧壁,所述侧壁包括凹陷部和位于所述凹陷部和底座之间的环形肩部,所述环形肩部包括拱形部;并且所述凹陷部纵向延伸侧壁的长度的大部分。 Books (in accordance with Article 19 of the Treaty modification) claims the right to modify [the International Bureau in February 1, 2005 (01.02.05) received claims; new claims 1-43 (4) instead of the original rights Requirements 1-43] 1. A container comprising: an open top defined by an annular edge; base; and a sidewall extending between the top and the base, said side wall includes a recess and in said recess and annular shoulder between the base, the annular shoulder comprising arcuate portion; and said longitudinally extending recess portions most sidewall length.

2.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁还包括内表面和外表面;所述环形肩部和拱形部位于外部表面上,并且内部表面包括隆起的突出部,其中:拱形部和隆起突起部被共同地确定尺寸,以便:当第二相同容器套装在所述容器上时,隆起的突起部就位在第二相同容器的拱形部内部。 2. The container according to claim 1, wherein: said side walls further includes an inner surface and an outer surface; the annular shoulder and the arched portion located on the outer surface and the inner surface comprising a raised protrusion, wherein: arched portion and the raised protrusions are jointly determined size, so that: when the second identical container fitted over the container, a raised protrusion in place within the arcuate portion of the second identical container.

3.根据权利要求1所述的容器,还包括:确保所述容器与第二相同容器适合套装的装置。 3. The container according to claim 1, further comprising: a second container to ensure the proper nesting of the same container means.

4.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述环形肩部还包括当使用者拿着容器时稳定容器的装置。 4. The container according to claim 1, wherein: the annular shoulder further comprises a means stabilizing the container when the user holds the container.

5.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述凹陷部在环形肩部终止。 5. The container according to claim 1, wherein: the recess terminates at the annular shoulder.

6.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁还包括环形肋。 6. The container according to claim 1, wherein: said side wall further comprises an annular rib.

7.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁还包括多条环形肋,至少一个环形肋包括与凹陷部对准的弧形部或弯曲部。 7. The container of claim 1, wherein: said side wall further includes a plurality of annular ribs, at least one annular rib includes a curved portion or a bent portion aligned with the recess.

8.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述凹陷部形成弓形。 8. The container according to claim 1, wherein: said arcuate recess is formed.

9.根据权利要求1所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的可测量的提高的强度与重量的比率。 9. The container according to claim 1, further comprising: no more than a substantially similar sidewall having a measurable increase in strength to weight ratio of the depressed portions.

10.根据权利要求1所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少3%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 10. The container according to claim 1, further comprising: no more than a substantially similar sidewall having a recess portion at least 3% of the increased strength to weight ratio.

11.根据权利要求1所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少20%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 11. The container according to claim 1, further comprising: no more than a substantially similar sidewall having a recess at least 20% of the increased strength to weight ratio.

12.根据权利要求1所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少40%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 12. The container according to claim 1, further comprising: no more than a substantially similar sidewall having a recess at least 40% of the increased strength to weight ratio.

13.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁还包括在环形肩部和底座之间延伸的下部,所述下部包括与所述凹陷部对准的斜面部。 13. A container according to claim 1, wherein: said side wall further includes a lower portion between the annular shoulder and the base extending, the lower portion comprises a beveled portion aligned with the recess.

14.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁还包括在环形肩部和底座之间延伸的下部,所述下部包括与所述拱形部对准的斜面部。 14. A container according to claim 1, wherein: said side wall further includes a lower portion between the annular shoulder and the base extending, the lower portion comprises a beveled portion aligned with the arched portion.

15.根据权利要求1所述的容器,其中:所述凹陷部包括形成弓形的纵向凹陷部,并且所述环形肩部包括堆叠肩部。 15. A container according to claim 1, wherein: said recess includes forming an arcuate longitudinal recesses, and the annular shoulder comprises a stacking shoulder.

16.根据权利要求15所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁从堆叠肩部向底座向外渐缩,并且所述侧壁从堆叠肩部向顶部向外渐缩。 16. A container according to claim 15, wherein: said side wall tapers outwardly from the stacking shoulder to the base, and the sidewall tapers outward from the stacking shoulder to the top.

17.根据权利要求15所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁从堆叠肩部向底座向内渐缩,并且所述侧壁从堆叠肩部向顶部向内渐缩。 17. A container according to claim 15, wherein: said side walls tapering inwardly from the stacking shoulder to the base, and the side wall from the shoulder to the top of the stack is tapered inwardly.

18.一种容器,包括:由环形边缘确定的敞口顶部;底座;和在顶部和底座之间延伸的单壁侧壁,所述侧壁包括:多个凹陷部;位于凹陷部和底座之间的环形肩部;和在环形肩部和底座之间延伸的下部,其中:凹陷部的数量在从1到20的范围内。 18. A container comprising: an open top defined by an annular edge; base; and single-walled side walls extending between the top and the base, said side wall comprising: a plurality of recessed portions; and the base of the recessed portions between the annular shoulder; and a lower portion extending between the annular shoulder and the base, wherein: the number of depressed portions in the range of from 1 to 20.

19.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:凹陷部的数量在从2到12的范围内。 19. A container according to claim 18, wherein: the number of depressed portions in the range from 2-12.

20.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:所述凹陷部在环形肩部终止。 20. A container according to claim 18, wherein: the recess terminates at the annular shoulder.

21.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:所述下部还包括数量等于凹陷部的多个斜面部;每个斜面部与多个凹陷部的一个对准。 21. A container according to claim 18, wherein: said lower portion further comprises a plurality of inclined surface portions equal in number to the recessed portions; one alignment each bevel portion of the plurality of recessed portions.

22.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:下部、环形肩部和底座为基本上椭圆形。 22. A container according to claim 18, wherein: a lower, annular shoulder and the base is substantially elliptical.

23.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁还包括环形肋,所述环形肋包括等于凹陷部的数量的多个弧形部或弯曲部;每个弧形部或弯曲部与多个凹陷部的一个对准。 23. A container according to claim 18, wherein: said side wall further includes an annular rib, said annular rib includes a recessed portion is equal to the number of a plurality of curved portions or bent portions; each arcuate portion or the curved portion a plurality of recessed portions aligned.

24.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:所述凹陷部是纵向的并形成弓形或拱形。 24. A container according to claim 18, wherein: the recess is longitudinal and arcuately formed.

25.根据权利要求18所述的容器,还包括:确保所述容器与第二相同容器适合套装的装置。 25. A container according to claim 18, further comprising: a second container to ensure the proper nesting of the same container means.

26.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:所述环形肩部还包括当使用者拿着容器时稳定容器的装置。 26. A container according to claim 18, wherein: the annular shoulder further comprises stabilizing means when a user holding the container when the container.

27.根据权利要求18所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的可测量的提高的强度与重量的比率。 27. A container according to claim 18, further comprising: having no more than a substantially similar sidewall recess measurable increased strength to weight ratio.

28.根据权利要求18所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少4%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 28. A container according to claim 18, further comprising: at least not more than 4% of the increased strength to weight ratio is substantially similar to the side wall of the recessed portion.

29.根据权利要求18所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少20%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 29. A container according to claim 18, further comprising: no more than a substantially similar sidewall having a recess at least 20% of the increased strength to weight ratio.

30.根据权利要求18所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少40%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 30. A container according to claim 18, further comprising: no more than a substantially similar sidewall having a recess at least 40% of the increased strength to weight ratio.

31.根据权利要求18所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁在环形肩部和底座之间向外渐缩,并且所述侧壁在环形肩部与顶部之间向外渐缩。 31. The container of claim 18, wherein: said side wall tapers outwardly between the annular shoulder and the base, and the sidewall between the annular shoulder and the top of the outwardly tapered.

32.一种容器,包括:由环形边缘确定的敞口顶部;底座;和在顶部和底座之间延伸的侧壁,所述侧壁包括:两个纵向凹陷部;环形肋;位于纵向凹陷部和底座之间的环形肩部;和在环形肩部和底座之间延伸的下部,所述环形肩部包括与纵向凹陷部对准的两个拱形部;并且下部包括与纵向凹陷部对准的两个斜面部。 32. A container comprising: an open top defined by an annular edge; base; and a sidewall extending between the top and the base, said side wall comprising: two longitudinal recesses; the annular rib; located longitudinal recesses and an annular shoulder between the base; and a lower portion extending between the annular shoulder and the base, said annular shoulder comprises two arched portions aligned with the longitudinal recesses; and the lower portion comprises a recess portion aligned with the longitudinal The two ramps department.

33.根据权利要求32所述的容器,其中:所述纵向凹陷部形成弓形或拱形。 33. The container according to claim 32, wherein: said arcuately formed longitudinal recess.

34.根据权利要求32所述的容器,其中:所述凹陷部在环形肩部终止。 34. The container according to claim 32, wherein: the recess terminates at the annular shoulder.

35.根据权利要求32所述的容器,其中:所述侧壁还包括内表面和外表面;所述环形肩部和拱形部位于外部表面上,并且所述内部表面包括两个隆起的突出部,其中:拱形部和隆起突起部被共同地确定尺寸,以便:当第二相同容器套装在所述容器上时,隆起的突起部就位在第二相同容器的拱形部内部。 35. The container of claim 32, wherein: said side walls further includes an inner surface and an outer surface; the annular shoulder and the arched portion located on the outer surface and the inner surface comprises two projecting ridges portion, wherein: the raised arch portion and the protrusion are collectively determined size, so that: when the second identical container fitted over the container, a raised protrusion in place within the arcuate portion of the second identical container.

36.根据权利要求32所述的容器,还包括:确保所述容器适合套装在第二相同容器的装置。 36. The container according to claim 32, further comprising: second means adapted to ensure that the container package in the same container.

37.根据权利要求32所述的容器,其中:所述环形肩部还包括当使用者拿着容器时稳定容器的装置。 37. The container according to claim 32, wherein: the annular shoulder further comprises stabilizing means when a user holding the container when the container.

38.根据权利要求32所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的可测量的提高的强度与重量的比率。 38. The container according to claim 32, further comprising: having no more than a substantially similar sidewall recess measurable increased strength to weight ratio.

39.根据权利要求32所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有纵向凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少4%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 39. The container according to claim 32, further comprising: having no more than a substantially similar sidewall longitudinal recesses of at least 4% of the increased strength to weight ratio.

40.根据权利要求32所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有纵向凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少20%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 40. The container according to claim 32, further comprising: having no more than a substantially similar sidewall longitudinal recesses of at least 20% of the increased strength to weight ratio.

41.根据权利要求32所述的容器,还包括:超过不具有纵向凹陷部的基本上相类似的侧壁的至少40%的提高的强度与重量的比率。 41. The container according to claim 32, further comprising: having no more than a substantially similar sidewall longitudinal recesses of at least 40% of the increased strength to weight ratio.

42.根据权利要求32所述的容器,其中:所述环形肋包括与纵向凹陷部对准的弧形部或弯曲部。 42. The container according to claim 32, wherein: the annular rib comprises a curved portion or a bent portion with a longitudinal recess portion aligned.

43.一种容器,包括:由环形边缘确定的敞口顶部;基本上圆形的底座;和在顶部和底座之间延伸的侧壁,所述侧壁包括:两个凹入、形成弓形的、纵向凹陷部;几条环形肋;位于纵向凹陷部和底座之间的环形肩部;和在环形肩部和底座之间延伸的下部,所述纵向凹陷部在环形肩部终止,所述环形肩部包括与纵向凹陷部对准的两个拱形部;并且下部包括与纵向凹陷部对准的两个斜面部或倾斜部。 43. A container comprising: an open top defined by an annular edge; a substantially circular base; and a sidewall extending between the top and the base, said side wall comprising: two concave, arcuate formation , longitudinal recesses; several annular ribs; annular shoulder located longitudinally between the recessed portion and the base; and a lower portion between the annular shoulder and the base extending in the longitudinal recesses terminating at the annular shoulder, the annular shoulder comprising two arched portions aligned with the longitudinal recesses; and the lower portion comprising two beveled or angled portion aligned longitudinal recesses.

Classifications
International ClassificationB65D1/44, B65D8/12, B65D1/26, B65D1/46
Cooperative ClassificationB65D1/265, B65D1/46
European ClassificationB65D1/26B, B65D1/46
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