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Patent application: Beverage container and heat transfer pad

Ben Welter - Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Patent drawing of beverage container

U.S. patent application 20170360227 (applicant John Robert Mumford, Oakville, Calif.):

"A beverage container includes a base, a stem, and a bowl. The base has a base lateral dimension parallel to the horizontal supporting plane. The stem extends upwardly from a stem lower end coupled to the base to a stem upper end. The stem has a heat pipe extending between the stem lower end and the stem upper end. The stem has a stem lateral dimension smaller than the base lateral dimension. The bowl is coupled to the stem upper end and extends upwardly of the stem. The bowl defines a liquid chamber having an upper opening. ... 

"Heat sink [128] can have any configuration suitable for withdrawing heat from beverage container. In the illustrated embodiment, heat sink is formed as a coaster including a body that houses phase change material [328], and a high thermal conductivity contact plate."

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20170360227.pdf

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