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Container with Temperature Sensor and Audible Alarm

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004558D
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 20K

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US 5,946,936: PATENT [+3]

Abstract

This invention provides an easily made and simple design for providing control or an alert over the temperature of the liquid in a container. This invention can be used with virtually any liquid container or receptacle to provide feedback on the temperature.

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CONTAINER WITH TEMPERATURE SENSOR AND AUDIBLE ALARM

US 5,946,936 describes a container with a temperature sensor. However, no disclosure is made of the response mechanisms for sensor mechanism. This disclosure corrects that deficiency.

In the Figure above, item 100 represents an embodiment of the invention. Item 110 is a liquid container such as the heat insulated version described in US 5,946,936. This container can also be of the non-insulated variety. Other conventional accoutrements to container can be present, such as handles or handgrips and lids such as screw lids or flip lids. Alternatively, the container can lack these items. The container 110 contains a temperature sensor 120, a sensor connection 130, and an audible alarm 140. Temperature sensor 120 can be located either on the outside of the container as shown, or alternatively located in the interior of the container in direct or indirect contact with the liquid contained. Audible alarm 140 can be designed to operate when temperature sensor 120 goes below a set temperature. Alternatively, audible alarm 140 can be designed to operate when temperature sensor 120 goes above a set temperature. Alternatively, audible alarm 140 can be designed to operate when temperature sensor 120 either goes above a set temperature and below a different, lower set temperature, providing an alarm when the temperature is beyond a certain range. Ideally, in the two temperature case the alarm device would use different audible sounds for each temperature limit point. The set temperature or temperatures for sensor activation can either be preprogrammed into the sensor or left up to the control of the user.

The present invention provides an easily made and simple design for providing control or an alert over the temperature of the liquid in a container. This invention can be used with virtually any liquid container or receptacle to provide feedback on the temperature.