Patent application title: Pitcher
Hsiao Cheng Chuang (Lu Chu Hsiang, TW)
IPC8 Class: AB65D2504FI
Class name: Receptacles compartmented container substantially concentric compartments
Publication date: 2010-11-18
Patent application number: 20100288773
A pitcher, which is a container for filling with drink or water, includes
a pitcher body, a cover body, and an upper lid. The cover body covers the
center of the pitcher body, and has a hollow accommodating post extending
downward. The accommodating post is located in the pitcher body, and is
adapted to be filled with ice cubes. The accommodating post is covered
with the upper lid. By the accommodating post filled with ice cubes, the
pitcher is able to keep the drink at a cool temperature for a period of
1. A pitcher, comprising:a pitcher body having a space therein;a cover
body disposed on top of the pitcher body, the cover body having an
accommodating post extending downward from a central portion thereof, the
accommodating post having an inner space; anda top lid covering the inner
space of the accommodating post.
2. The pitcher as claimed in claim 1, wherein the pitcher body comprises a handle at one side thereof and a spout at an upper edge thereof.
3. The pitcher as claimed in claim 1, wherein the cover body comprises a protruding ring around a circumferential portion thereof, the protruding ring engaging with an open top of the pitcher body.
4. The pitcher as claimed in claim 1, wherein the cover body has a concave portion at the center of the cover body, the accommodating post being disposed in the concave portion.
5. The pitcher as claimed in claim 4, wherein the concave portion is formed with a circular rib and a circular groove therein.
6. The pitcher as claimed in claim 5, wherein the circular groove is provided with a washer therein.
7. The pitcher as claimed in claim 6, wherein the top lid comprises a peripheral side wall corresponding in position to the washer for pressing the washer.
8. The pitcher as claimed in claim 4, wherein the top lid comprises an engaging block at one side thereof, and the concave portion of the cover body is provided with a stop plate for engaging with the engaging block.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to a pitcher, and more particularly to one capable of keeping water, drink, or wine at a cool temperature for a period of time.
2. Description of the Prior Art
When the weather is hot or after exercise, it is a please to drink a cool beverage. Usually, beverages are stored in a fridge for cooling. When the beverage is taken out of the fridge, temperature of the beverage will rise gradually. Sometimes, the user may pour ice cubes into the beverage to keep the beverage cool. However, the beverage will be diluted by the ice cubes, which influences the flavor of the beverage.
Accordingly, the inventor of the present invention has devoted himself based on his many years of practical experiences to the development of a pitcher for keeping the drink in the pitcher at a cool temperature. The pitcher has two spaces to contain the drink and ice cubes separately, so that the drink won't be diluted by the ice cubes.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The primary object of the present invention is to provide a pitcher structure capable of keeping drink, water or juice at a cool temperature for a period of time. By the way of separating ice cubes from the drink, the drink won't be diluted.
According to the present invention, there is provided a pitcher, comprising a pitcher body having a space therein; a cover body disposed on top of the pitcher body, the cover body having an accommodating post extending downward from a central portion thereof, the accommodating post having an inner space; and a top lid covering the inner space of the accommodating post.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
FIG. 1 is a cross-sectional view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention; and
FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view of the preferred embodiment of the present invention in use.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
Embodiments of the present invention will now be described, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying drawings.
As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, a pitcher according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises a pitcher body 1, a cover body 2, a washer 3, and a top lid 4.
The pitcher body 1 has a space 11 therein for filling with drink, water, juice, or wine. The pitcher body 1 has an open top, a handle 12 at one side thereof, and a spout 13 at an upper edge thereof. A user can grasp the handle 12 and pour the drink in the space 11 out of the pitcher via the spout 13.
The cover body 2 is disposed on the open top of the pitcher body 1. The cover body 2 comprises a protruding ring 21 for engaging with the open top of the pitcher body 1, a concave portion 22 at the center of the cover body 2, a circular rib 23 and a circular groove 24 formed in the concave portion 22, and an accommodating post 25 extending downward from the concave portion 22. The accommodating post 25 has an inner space 26. The concave portion 22 is provided with a stop plate 27 at one side thereof.
The washer 3 is made of a soft material and disposed in the circular groove 24.
The top lid 4 disposed on the concave portion 22 comprises a peripheral side wall 41 to press the washer 3 and an engaging block 42 at one side thereof. The engaging block 42 corresponds to the stop plate 27.
FIG. 2 shows the present invention in use. The space 11 of the pitcher body 1 is filled with a drink 5. The cover body 2 is placed on the pitcher body 1. The inner space 26 of the cover body 2 is filled with ice cubes 6 to keep the drink 5 at a cool temperature for a period of time. Because the ice cubes 6 and the drink 5 are separated, the drink 5 won't be diluted.
The top lid 4 covers the concave portion 22, and the peripheral side wall 41 corresponds in position to the washer 3 and holds against the washer 3 so as to form a sealed state. The top lid 4 is rotated with the engaging block 42 engaging with the stop plate 27 so that the top lid 4 won't disengage from the concave portion 22.
The inner space 26 is formed from the top to the bottom of the cover body 2 so that the top of the inner space 26 is open for filling with the ice cubes 6 easily.
Although particular embodiments of the present invention have been described in detail for purposes of illustration, various modifications and enhancements may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention. Accordingly, the present invention is not to be limited except as by the appended claims.
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