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(12) Patent Application: (11) CA 2950270
(54) English Title: ECO-FRIENDLY LIQUID CONTAINER
(54) French Title: RECIPIENT POUR LIQUIDE ECOLOGIQUE
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • B65D 77/28 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors (Country):
  • SASLEKOV, TODOR (United States of America)
(73) Owners (Country):
  • SASLEKOV, TODOR (United States of America)
(71) Applicants (Country):
  • SASLEKOV, TODOR (United States of America)
(74) Agent: ROWAND LLP
(45) Issued:
(86) PCT Filing Date: 2014-10-24
(87) PCT Publication Date: 2015-04-30
Examination requested: 2017-10-25
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

(30) Application Priority Data:
Application No. Country Date
14/062,760 United States of America 2013-10-24

English Abstract

The present disclosure provides an environmentally friendly container for liquids that is designed to use few materials and, upon disassembly, may easily be separated into recyclable elements. The container includes a housing, a flexible storage bag within the housing, and a lid positioned over an end of the housing, wherein the flexible storage bag is held between the lid and the housing. Further, the container includes a shrink-wrap film surrounding at least a portion of the housing and lid, wherein the shrink-wrap film secures the lid to the housing.


French Abstract

La présente invention concerne un récipient écologique pour liquides qui est conçu pour utiliser peu de matériaux et qui peut, lors du démontage, être séparé facilement en éléments recyclables. Le récipient comprend une enveloppe, un sac de stockage flexible dans l'enveloppe et un couvercle positionné sur une extrémité de l'enveloppe, le sac de stockage flexible étant maintenu entre le couvercle et l'enveloppe. De plus, le récipient comprend un film rétrécissable entourant au moins une partie de l'enveloppe et du couvercle, le film rétrécissable maintenant le couvercle sur l'enveloppe.


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Claims
We claim:

1. A container comprising:
a housing including a side wall, a housing first end, and a housing second
end;
a flexible storage bag within the housing;
a lid positioned over the housing first end, wherein at least a portion of the

flexible storage bag is held between the lid and the housing first end; and
a shrink-wrap film surrounding at least a portion of the housing and at least
a
portion of the lid, wherein the shrink-wrap film secures the lid to the
housing.
2. The container of claim 1 further comprising at least one tab extending
from
the housing second end, wherein the at least one tab defines a bottom plane
perpendicular to the side wall, wherein the shrink-wrap film surrounds at
least a
portion of the at least one tab, wherein the at least one tab and the shrink-
wrap film
retain the bottom panel within the housing along the bottom plane.
3. The container of claim 1 wherein the housing is formed from a single
sheet of
paper.
4. The container of claim 1 wherein at least two portions of the flexible
storage
bag are secured between the lid and the housing first end.
5. The container of claim 1 wherein the lid includes an opening providing
access to the flexible storage bag.

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6. The container of claim 1 further comprising a straw releasably connected
to
an outer surface of the shrink-wrap film, wherein the straw is configured to
puncture through the shrink-wrap film and the flexible storage bag.
7. The container of claim 1 further comprising a liquid within the flexible

storage bag, wherein the amount of liquid is less than the storage capacity of
the
flexible storage bag.
8. The container of claim 1 wherein the housing is made of a foldable
cardboard.
9. The container of claim 1 wherein the flexible storage bag is made of a
polymeric material.
10. The container of claim 1 wherein the cross-sectional shape of the
housing is
an octagon.
11. A method of forming a container, the method comprising:
forming a housing including a side wall, a housing first end, and a housing
second end;
inserting a flexible storage bag into the housing;
placing a lid over the housing first end wherein the lid secures at least a
portion of the flexible storage bag between the housing first end and the lid;
and
securing the lid to the housing by heat sealing a shrink-wrap film around at
least a portion of the housing and at least a portion of the lid.
12. The method of claim 11 wherein the container further comprises at least
one
tab extending from the housing second end, wherein the at least one tab
defines a
bottom plane perpendicular to the side wall, wherein the shrink-wrap film

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surrounds at least a portion of the at least one tab, wherein the at least one
tab and
the shrink-wrap film retain the bottom panel within the housing along the
bottom
plane.
13. The method of claim 11 wherein the housing is formed by folding a
single
sheet of paper.
14. The method of claim 11 wherein at least two portions of the flexible
storage
bag are secured between the lid and the housing first end.
15. The method of claim 11 wherein the lid includes an opening providing
access
to the flexible storage bag.
16. The method of claim 11 further comprising releasably attaching a straw
to an
outer surface of the heat sealed shrink-wrap film, wherein the straw is
configured to
puncture through the shrink-wrap film and the flexible storage bag.
17. The method of claim 11 wherein the flexible storage bag includes a
liquid,
wherein the amount of liquid is less than the storage capacity of the flexible
storage
bag.
18. The method of claim 11 wherein the housing is made of a foldable
cardboard.
19. The method of claim 11 wherein the flexible storage bag is made of a
polymeric material.
20. The method of claim 11 wherein the cross-sectional shape of the housing
is
an octagon.

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Title Date
(86) PCT Filing Date 2014-10-24
(87) PCT Publication Date 2015-04-30
(85) National Entry 2016-11-24
Examination Requested 2017-10-25

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Last Payment 2017-09-13 $50.00
Next Payment if small entity fee 2018-10-24 $50.00
Next Payment if standard fee 2018-10-24 $100.00

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Payment History

Fee Type Anniversary Year Due Date Amount Paid Paid Date
The additional fee for late payment $200.00 2016-11-24
Filing $200.00 2016-11-24
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 2 2016-10-24 $50.00 2016-11-24
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 3 2017-10-24 $50.00 2017-09-13
Request for Examination $400.00 2017-10-25

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