|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||993/22 ; 909/319 ; 909/323 ; 993/233|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 36 인용 특허 : 3|
This invention relates to a tea steeper that enables an automatic drip coffeemaker to brew tea as well as coffee. The tea steeper comprises a cylindrical body having perforated side walls, a perforated bottom wall, and an open top surrounded by a support rim. A pair of upwardly extending finger grips are provided to enable one to easily grasp the tea steeper. In use, the support rim rests atop the spout of a carafe for suspending the tea steeper within the carafe. The carafe may also contain a pivotal lid which closes over the spout but does not engage t...
[ Having thus described our invention, we claim:] [1.]1. A one-piece tea steeper comprising:a body having a side wall, a bottom wall, and an open top;said body having plural perforations;said body having a support rim mounted to and surrounding said side wall; andsaid support rim having a pair of finger grips that project upwardly from said side wall.