US 9,809,375 B2
Stackable microwave tower
Judith Marie Anderson, Crestline, CA (US)
Filed by Judith Marie Anderson, Crestline, CA (US)
Filed on Sep. 9, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/21,642.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/852,865, filed on Mar. 25, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0041460 A1, Feb. 12, 2015
Prior Publication US 2016/0368696 A9, Dec. 22, 2016
Int. Cl. B65D 81/34 (2006.01); H05B 6/80 (2006.01); A47G 23/06 (2006.01); A47J 36/02 (2006.01)
CPC B65D 81/3453 (2013.01) [A47J 36/027 (2013.01)] 5 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A stackable microwave food cover comprising:
a first cover comprising:
a substantially circular surface having a first diameter, wherein, when the stackable microwave food cover is configured for use, the substantially circular surface supports one or more first food items to be heated by a microwave oven;
a top wall having a second diameter that is less than the first diameter, wherein, by forming the substantially circular surface together with the top wall, the substantially circular surface is inseparably affixed on the top wall with a microwave-safe fastener both when the stackable microwave food cover is configured for storage and when the stackable microwave food cover is configured for use in supporting the one or more food items for heating by the microwave oven, and wherein the substantially circular surface comprises an edge that extends laterally beyond an edge of the top wall;
a substantially circular side wall slanted at an outward angle from beneath an edge of the top wall of the first cover,
wherein the top wall of the first cover and the substantially circular side wall of the first cover form a first cavity within which one or more second food items to be heated by the microwave oven are positioned on a bottom surface of an interior of the microwave oven, and
wherein a bottom edge of the substantially circular side wall of the first cover forms a substantially circular shape having a third diameter that is less than the first diameter of the substantially circular support and greater than the second diameter of the top wall of the first cover; and
a second cover comprising:
a top wall having a diameter substantially similar to the second diameter of the top wall of the first cover;
a substantially circular side wall slanted at an outward angle from beneath an edge of the top wall of the second cover,
wherein the top wall of the second cover and the substantially circular side wall of the second cover form a second cavity within which, when the stackable microwave food cover is configured for use, the one or more food items to be heated by the microwave oven are positioned when the second cover is placed on the substantially circular surface of the first cover, and
wherein a bottom edge of the substantially circular side wall of the second cover forms the substantially circular shape having the third diameter; and
a substantially circular rim having an interior channel disposed therein, the rim attached to and extending along the bottom edge of the side wall of the second cover,
wherein the interior channel engages an edge of the substantially circular surface of the first cover when the second cover is placed on the first cover to cover the one or more food items
wherein, when the stackable microwave food cover is configured for storage, the second cover nests within the first cavity; and
wherein the second cover does not include a substantially circular surface that has a diameter that is greater than the diameter of the top wall of the second cover, that corresponds to the substantially circular surface of the first cover.