Scoop Attaching Device™
The Scoop Attaching Device™ is a set of nestable measuring cups with attachable magnets. This design allows each cup to be stored within the next larger size cup and stay together when not in use. Extra magnets are included that allow the user to hang the measuring cups for storage.
A measuring spoon or cup is a spoon/cup used to measure an amount of an ingredient, either liquid or dry, when cooking. In addition, the measuring scoop is often used to remove a portion of an ingredient from a container. Furthermore, the measuring scoop is typically stored inside the container and within the dry substance inside the container. For instance, the body of the measuring scoop is inserted into a powder and the handle is exposed so that a user can grasp and pull the measuring scoop out from the container. But often the handle ends up in the powder, and the user is forced to dig the scoop out of the powder.
The Scoop Attaching Device™ solves this problem because the measuring cups can be attached to the container lid with the use of magnets. The magnets built into the measuring cups are strong enough that users can use 2 magnets, included in the package, to secure the measuring cup to the lid. It is conveniently located for the next use.
Various attempts have been made to solve the above-mentioned problems such as those found in U.S. Design Pat. No. D437793 to Sascha Kaposi et. al.; U.S. Pat. No. 3,526,138 to Smith Sidney Z. and Swett James B.; and U.S. Publication No. 20080017540 to Ravi Sawhney et. al. This art is representative of measuring devices. None of the above inventions and patents, taken either singly or in combination, is seen to describe the invention as claimed.
Ideally, a set of measuring cups should provide ease of use, store within each other to save space, and yet would operate reliably and be manufactured at a modest expense. Thus, a need exists for the reliable Scoop Attaching Device™ to solve the above-mentioned problems.
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Nesting Cups
- Magnets to Keep Cups Together
- Easy to Store
- Inexpensive to Produce
- Low Retail Price
Each scoop has at least one magnetism attracting part and a body having a bottom part and a surrounding part. The bottom part and the surrounding part constitute a holding part, with the holding part having an opening, and a magnetism attracting device having a first magnetic part and a second magnetic part. The first magnetic part and second magnetic part are magnetically attracted and connected to each other, and the second magnetic part and magnetism attracting part are magnetically attracted and connected to each other.
The cups are able to attach to a lid via included magnets, allowing users to keep their hands clean when scooping contents out of a container. One magnet can be placed on the top of a lid outside the container, and one magnet can be placed on the inner top of the lid. This will allow the scoop to stay attached via magnetic pull. No more digging around for measuring cups in messy powder!
The surrounding part has a handle attached to it, with the magnetism attracting part attached at a location on the surrounding part spaced from the handle, the magnetism attracting part is formed having a flat, vertical surface.
The bottom part, surrounding part, and handle are all formed from plastic material. The magnetism attracting part is embedded in and protruding from the surrounding part at spaced intervals. The magnetism-attracting part is round and connected to the surrounding part at spaced intervals.
Materials needed to produce the Scoop Attaching Device™:
- Colored Plastic Formed into Nesting Cup
- Magnets – Two per nesting cup
- Adhesive material to attach one magnet to the top of a lid on the outside and one to the inside of a lid
The Scoop Attaching Device™ is covered by United States Utility Patent: 11,104,490
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