Patent No. 8,944,045
Issued: February 3, 2015
Inventor: Canela Mercade; Santiago (Barcelona, Spain)
A self-heating container and a method of manufacturing the container. The container has a simple structure in which the metallic outer body holds the consumable product, and a metallic inner body and plastic housing contain the two components which react to produce the heat for the self-heating function. A lower lid is crimped over flanges on the lower ends of the inner body and the outer body, forming a double seal. When a flexible portion of the housing is pressed, a seal is punctured, causing the two components to mix and generate heat through an exothermic chemical reaction which heats the contents of the container.
Reference to Related Applications
This is a continuation-in-part of co-pending parent patent application Ser. No. 12/668,498, entitled "Self-Heating Container", which was a National Stage entry under 35 USC 371 of PCT International Application PCT/ES2007/000425, filed Jul. 13, 2007. The aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.
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