|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||029/775; 029/785; 029/786; 029/794|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 3 인용 특허 : 326|
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 plastic foam cup reinforcing apparatus for applying a reinforcing member to a plastic foam cup having an angled side wall, said apparatus comprising: a cup conveyor including: (a) a cup dispenser including: (i) a cup dispenser frame; (ii) at least one independent offset guide member supported by the cup dispenser frame; and (iii) at least one set of a plurality of co-acting substantially vertically disposed threaded cup dispensing screws supported by the cup dispenser frame, wherein each guide member is aligned ...