Title:
Double opening wide mouth food jar with screw caps
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A wide mouth food jar comprising a food chamber, an opening at the top of the jar and an opening at the bottom of the jar. The top wide opening includes an accompanying top screw cap securable to the top wide mouth to keep the top wide opening closed. The bottom opening includes an accompanying bottom screw cap securable to the bottom wide mouth to keep the bottom wide mouth closed. The food chamber includes a container of a predetermined radius of curvature comprising a rounded wall extending upwardly from the bottom wide mouth opening to the top wide mouth opening.



Inventors:
Prieto, Bella (Marlborough, CT, US)
Prieto, Michele (Marlborough, CT, US)
Application Number:
12/098445
Publication Date:
10/30/2008
Filing Date:
04/06/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D41/04
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Primary Examiner:
CHANDRA, CHETAN GATTU
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Elizabeth Mugura Waiguchu (Vancouver, WA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A double opening wide mouth food jar for storing solid, semi-solid and liquid foods comprising: a food holding chamber comprising a continuous wall of a predetermined curvature, width and length extending upwardly from a bottom end to a top end wherein said continuous wall forms a rounded shape, said food holding chamber comprising a top wide rounded opening of a predetermined curvature and width on said top end and a bottom rounded wide opening of a predetermined curvature and width at the opposing end of said top end, a rounded shaped top screw cap closure lid of a predetermined curvature and width securable to the top wide opening, a rounded shaped bottom screw cap closure lid of a predetermined curvature and width securable to the bottom wide opening.

2. The top wide mouth opening of claim 1, comprising width at least 70% of the total width of the food holding chamber, and the bottom wide mouth opening comprising width at least 71% of the total width of the food holding chamber.

3. The double opening wide mouth food jar of claim 1, further comprising a means for securely fastening the top screw cap closure lid to the top wide mouth opening and, a means for securely fastening the bottom screw cap closure lid to the bottom wide mouth.

4. The double opening wide mouth food jar of claim 3, further comprising a plurality of top end grooves on said top wide mouth opening, said groove capable of being attached to said top screw cap to form a secure food cover and, a plurality of bottom end grooves on said bottom wide opening capable of being attached to said bottom screw cap to form a secure food cover.

5. The double opening wide mouth food jar of claim 1, further comprising said food holding chamber constructed from materials including plastic, aluminum, acrylic, glass, ceramic, wood, metal or combinations thereof.

6. The double opening wide mouth food jar of claim 1, further comprising said top and bottom screw caps constructed from materials including plastic, aluminum, acrylic, glass, ceramic, wood, metal or combinations thereof.

7. The double opening wide mouth food jar of claim 1, wherein said top screw cap include a first side with flat surface capable of stacking on the shelf and a second side securable to the top wide mouth and, a bottom screw cap including a first side with a flat surface and a second side securable to the bottom wide mouth.

8. A double opening wide mouth food jar for storing solid, semi-solid and liquid foods comprising: a top wide opening of a predetermined curvature and width with grooves, a bottom wide opening of a predetermined curvature and width with grooves, a round shaped top screw cap closure lid of a predetermined curvature and width securable to the top wide opening, a round shaped bottom screw cap closure lid of a predetermined curvature and width securable to the bottom wide opening, a food holding chamber attached to the top wide opening on one end and attached to the bottom wide opening at the opposing ending, said food holding chamber comprising a rounded continuous wall of a predetermined curviture, width and length, the top wide mouth opening comprising width at least 71% of the total width of food holding chamber, and bottom wide mouth opening comprising width at least 70% of the total width of food holding chamber, a means for securely fastening the top screw cap closure lid to top wide mouth opening and means for securely fastening the bottom screw cap closure lid to bottom wide mouth, and a means for providing sound when said screw cap is fastened or unfastened.

Description:

Priority is claimed to Provisional Patent Application No. 60/926,522 filed Apr. 28, 2007 as such application is incorporated herein by reference.

FIELD OF INVENTION

The present invention relates to a food jar with two wide openings at apposing ends and screw caps closure lids for the two openings.

BACKGROUND

The present invention accommodates convenient removal of food from the bottom or the top of the jar for foods including peanut butter, jelly and sauce. The invention is particularly suited for children intending to quickly retrieve the food inside the jar from either the top or the bottom. The invention seeks to assist in retrieving food often left at the bottom of the jar when the food container comprises one top opening for food retrieval.

The present invention includes screw caps closure lids which when securely fasted on the wide mouth jar openings provide a flat and sturdy surface for stacking the jar on a shelf. The double opening wide mouth food jar can be stacked on the shelf with either the top or the bottom opening facing up.

The screw caps may be substituted with other closure lid.

OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION

With the foregoing in mind, the invention provides a convenient way to remove food from the double opening wide mouth food jar through either top or bottom opening. The screw caps once secured on the wide openings provide a means of conveniently stacking the jar with either opening facing up.

Depending on the type of consumer being targeted, it may be desirable to provide screw caps with fancy shapes or sounds.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a front view of a wide mouth food jar embodying the invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

As required detailed description of the preferred embodiment of the present invention is disclosed herein, however, it is to be understood that the disclosed embodiment is merely exemplary of the invention which may be embodied in various forms. For instance, the screw caps can be substituted for other type of closure lid. The jar although suited for food can also be used for various non-food items. Therefore, specific structural and functional details disclosed herein are not to be interpreted as limiting but merely as a basis for the claims and as a representative basis for teaching those skilled in the art various employ of the present invention.

Reference is now made to the drawing labeled as FIG. 1.

Referring to FIG. 1, a double opening wide mouth food jar with screw caps 10 is disclosed which comprises a food holding chamber 54 with a rounded continuous wall 30,28, 50, 52 a top wide mouth opening 22 with a top wide mouth screw cap 13, a bottom wide mouth opening 38, with a bottom mouth screw cap 45. When the top screw cap 13 is fasted with the second side 20 attached to the wide mouth opening 22 the grooves 18, 14 on the top screw cap 13 and the grooves 24, 26 on the wide mouth opening 22 form a secure food lid. When the bottom screw cap 45 is attached to the second bottom cap side 40 attached to the bottom wide mouth opening 38. The grooves 36, 34, 42, 46 function to tighten the bottom cap on the wide bottom mouth opening 38. The first side 16 of the top screw cap 13 is flat and allows staking the food jar 10 on the shelf with the bottom wide mouth facing up. The first side 48 of the bottom screw cap 45 is flat and allows stacking the jar 10 on a shelf with the top wide mouth 13 facing up.

In another embodiment, the screw caps 13, 48 for the jar 10 include a means for producing sound.

In yet another embodiment, the screw caps 13, 48 may be replaced with closure lids that are popped out to open the wide mouth opening and popped in to close the wide mouth.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The wide double opening jar is uniquely rounded in shape when viewed from the sides. The jar includes a container comprising a food holding chamber with a continuous wall, a top wide opening with grooves, and a bottom wide opening with grooves. The top wide opening is closed by securely fastening a top screw cap closure lid. The bottom wide opening is closed by securely fastening a bottom screw cap closure lid. The closure lid screw caps comprises a rounded shaped lid that is flat on one side and which when securely fasted on the opposing side to the wide opening groove forms a flat surface for stacking the jar on a shelf.