US 9,024,766 to The Invention Science Fund, LLC (Bellevue, WA) (aka IV) titled Beverage containers with detection capability
From the specification:
In one aspect, a system includes, but is not limited to, a beverage container including a vessel body configured to hold a beverage, and at least one sensor associated with the vessel body, the at least one sensor including a sensor configured to detect one or more substance in a fluid. In one aspect, a system includes, but is not limited to, at least one beverage container including at least one sensor configured to detect one or more substance in fluid, and at least one external device including at least one port configured for communication with the at least one sensor. In addition to the foregoing, other system aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
In one aspect, a method includes, but is not limited to, a method of detecting one or more substance in fluid, including detecting one or more substance within fluid with at least one sensor integral to a beverage container, and interfacing one or more of the at least one sensor with an external device. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
In one or more various aspects, related systems include but are not limited to circuitry and/or programming for effecting the herein-referenced method aspects; the circuitry and/or programming can be virtually any combination of hardware, software, and/or firmware configured to effect the herein-referenced method aspects depending upon the design choices of the system designer. In addition to the foregoing, various other method and/or system and/or program product aspects are set forth and described in the teachings such as text (e.g., claims and/or detailed description) and/or drawings of the present disclosure.
The foregoing is a summary and thus may contain simplifications, generalizations, inclusions, and/or omissions of detail; consequently, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the summary is illustrative only and is NOT intended to be in any way limiting. Other aspects, features, and advantages of the devices and/or processes and/or other subject matter described herein will become apparent in the teachings set forth herein.