Global Patent Index - EP 3416894 B1

EP 3416894 B1 20200902 - CONVENTIONALLY PRICED LIQUID CONTAINER WITH UNIQUE OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Title (en)

CONVENTIONALLY PRICED LIQUID CONTAINER WITH UNIQUE OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Title (de)

HERKÖMMLICH BEPREISTER FLÜSSIGKEITSBEHÄLTER MIT SPEZIELLEN OPTISCHEN EIGENSCHAFTEN

Title (fr)

RÉCIPIENT DE LIQUIDE À PRIX CLASSIQUE PRÉSENTANT DES PROPRIÉTÉS OPTIQUES UNIQUES

Publication

EP 3416894 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 17754038 A

Priority

  • US 201662297404 P
  • US 201615339658 A
  • US 2017018726 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2017143342A1] Method and apparatus for creating highly articulated lenses and lens arrays from the combined effect of a clear-sided container of clear liquid whose sides are of uniform, conventional thickness, and may therefore be manufactured with conventional methods at conventional prices. The container's sides are shaped into the form of the surface of a lens or lens array, and in combination with the clear fluid within, whose index of refraction is close to that of the container wall, performs the function normally performed by a single lens of glass or plastic and focuses light on a plane within, or outside of said container. Such a container can be used both as an enhanced labeling display for clear fluid containers such as water, soda, liquors, liquid soap and many other liquid products, as well for as a display device only, enabling otherwise impractically thick and expensive lenses.

IPC 8 full level

B65D 1/04 (2006.01); A47F 11/06 (2006.01); B65C 3/06 (2006.01); B65D 1/24 (2006.01); B65D 1/30 (2006.01); B65D 1/40 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

B65D 1/0223 (2013.01); B65D 1/04 (2013.01); B65D 23/085 (2013.01); B65D 81/3288 (2013.01)

Citation (examination)

None

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 2017143342 A1 20170824; AU 2017221517 A1 20180830; CA 3014328 A1 20170824; EP 3416894 A1 20181226; EP 3416894 A4 20191023; EP 3416894 B1 20200902; JP 2019507073 A 20190314

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 2017018726 W 20170221; AU 2017221517 A 20170221; CA 3014328 A 20170221; EP 17754038 A 20170221; JP 2018563390 A 20170221