Title:
Tub-its
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Tub-its decorative covers for plastic grocery store food tubs and/or plastic bottles are designed to transform the use and appearance of the food tubs. They are light-weight, and fit snugly over the tubs/bottles so that tubs/bottles can now creatively match d├ęcor for home, picnic, camping, sandbox, and other fun areas. This means they can hold fruit, soap bars, plants, dinner rolls, flowers and so much more. The lip on the top rim allows for use of the tub/bottle lid if desired.



Inventors:
Lovett, Shirley Jean (Columbus, OH, US)
Application Number:
12/156388
Publication Date:
12/03/2009
Filing Date:
06/02/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
215/395
International Classes:
B65D25/00; B65D23/00
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Primary Examiner:
THOMAS, KAREEN KAY
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SHIRLEY J. LOVETT (Columbus, OH, US)
Claims:
1. I claim as my invention rubber Tub-its decorative plastic tub or bottle covers, designed to inexpensively and creatively enhance use and appearance of plastic grocery store margarine, yogurt, cool whip (and other) tubs and/or plastic water or pop bottles.

Description:

FIELD OF ENDEAVOR

Practical, everyday decorative, creative, inexpensive, colorful, and fin RUBBER/PLASTIC PRODUCT.

SUBJECT MATTER OF INVENTION

Use indoors, outdoors, household, camping . . . providing creative, extensive and extended use for all sizes of the common plastic margarine tub, yogurt tub, cottage cheese tub, plastic water bottles, and for all similar tubs and bottles.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION

Tub-its are the answer to kitchen cupboards and pantries full if empty plastic container tubs and bottles waiting to be used . . . .

Now, with Tub-its, these empty containers can be transformed into decorative bowls, lovely plant holders, colorful bathroom containers to hold soap, bath salts or to rinse out suds from the bathtub, coordinating serving dishes or flower vases suitable for formal table or picnic table.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Tub-its are a unique twist for the old stand-by: the plastic margarine, cool whip, yogurt or other plastic tub or bottle. Instead of being limited to one or two uses, the tubs or bottles can now be transformed by the use of Tub-its into multiples of uses for daily indoor and outdoor use.

The plastic tub or bottle fits snuggly into the Tub-it transforming not only use, but appearance.

Tub-its come in all standard sizes of grocery store plastic tubs and bottles.

Tub-its are made of rubber/plastic, and can come in solid patterns and semi-solid patterned designs. They have a small lip along the top rim, so that the tub or bottle lid may be used when desired. Tub-its come regular (no handles or spouts), handled, or handled and spouted.

THE MANUFACTURE OF Tub-its would be done by the CROCKS, RUBBERMAID, AND/OR PROPET MANUFACTURERS through the use of design molds and electronics for mass production.

At the Time of Notification of Patent or Patent PENDING. I will notify the potential manufacturers for an appointment to show and discuss the plan for Tub-its mass production, and/or for their purchase of the patent from me, the inventor.