|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||156/277; 156/212; 428/040.1|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 9 인용 특허 : 328|
A reinforced plastic foam cup including a body which defines an open top end and a closed bottom end, wherein the top end has a greater diameter than the bottom end. The body includes a reinforced tapered side wall that extends from the bottom end to the top end. A substantial portion of the reinforced tapered side wall includes a plastic foam layer, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer and a rigid material layer. Such reinforced plastic foam cup provides an improved tactile feel and enhanced insulation and rigidity properties.
The invention is claimed as follows: 1. A method of reinforcing a plastic foam cup, said method comprising: (a) providing a plastic foam conical body which has: (i) an open top end having a first diameter, said open top end including an outwardly rolled lip, (ii) a closed bottom end having a second diameter less than the first diameter of the open top end, and (iii) a tapered wall extending from the closed bottom end to the open top end, said tapered wall having an outer surface and an inner surface; (b) providing a flat reinforcing member having: (i) ...