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Pringle container with a rotating sleeve, that gently forces the next pringle to the top, so that you don't have to shake them out or reach inside.
xenzag, Aug 22 2010

Tear-Away Pringles Canister Tear-Away_20Pringles_20Canister
[xaviergisz, Aug 22 2010]

Illustration http://imgur.com/a/bfE35
[xaviergisz, Aug 23 2010, last modified Dec 13 2011]

Only tangentially related. But reminded me of this idea. Two_20Faced_20Nut_20Job
[theircompetitor, Aug 25 2010]

http://imgur.com/gallery/VVrNq [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jan 23 2012]

Concept design from packaging blog http://www.sunpack....s-change-packaging/
see package #2 by Zunda Group. a simple twist of the bottom that raises the chips to the top of the new can [xaviergisz, Jan 23 2012, last modified Aug 02 2016]

US 2008/0110922 https://patents.goo...atent/US20080110922
[xaviergisz, Apr 04 2012, last modified Feb 06 2022]

Chlorosulphonic acid https://en.wikipedi...Chlorosulfuric_acid
Reacts energetically with water [8th of 7, Aug 13 2017]


       Shrapnels. A tough outer casing, filled with stacked Pringles, with a pusher sabot and an explosive charge at the bottom, triggered by a flail release.   

       Guaranteed to break the ice (and the windows) at parties.   

       WARNING: Correct use may cause severe injury or death.
8th of 7, Aug 22 2010

       Like, but not so much the name. Gots to be a better name. EDITED:(Never mind, the name is growing on me. I think I first read it as Sprinkles, and didn't get the connection.)
blissmiss, Aug 23 2010

       So do you manually twist the can (kind of like a giant lip stick), or is this an automatic spring loaded mechanism?
xaviergisz, Aug 23 2010

       Brilliant! (...now pushing bun to the top...) [+]
Grogster, Aug 23 2010

       I have a question: with the spring fully compressed and the tube held at a forty-five degree angle, how far can pringles be fired?
DrWorm, Aug 23 2010

       I was wondering that too.   

       If they shrink any more someone's gonna lose an eye.   

       [xaviergisz] The lipstick analogy is perfect, only with reinforced cardboard, and a shallower pitch.
xenzag, Aug 23 2010

       Initially I thought that a lipstick style chip elevator would take up too much room in the base of the can. Having thought about it a bit more I realized it could be done quite compactly. I've illustrated the Springles as I've imagined it.   

       A platform (green) has two cams (aqua) that travel on a helical coil (blue). The coil is connected to a wheel (purple) which is rotated by the user. As the coil is rotated the cams are guided upward by a channel defined by the guide pieces (brown) hence pushing up the platform and the springle chips (orange) to the top of the Springles can (red with image of Mr Springles (accidentally upside-down)).
xaviergisz, Aug 23 2010

       You're very kind to take the trouble to make the illustration. Thank you for the excellent work.
xenzag, Aug 23 2010

What's a flail release?
pertinax, Aug 23 2010

       + most excellent!
xandram, Aug 23 2010

       // flail release? //   

       The handle on a hand grenade, used to hold it in the safe state after the pin us pulled but before it is thrown, is technically known as a "flail release", as it flicks out like a flail as the fuse ignites.
8th of 7, Aug 23 2010

       Excellent visual aide, [xaviergisz]!
blissmiss, Aug 23 2010

       Thanks for the complements xenzag and blissmiss. I spent most of the time trying to do an original Springles logo but that looked bad, so ended up just using the Pringles one.   

       I think I can improve on my design. Firstly, a double helix rather than the single helix (I think this would work better). Secondly, a helical grooves rather than a helical rail (to increase strength). Thirdly, a mechanism that transfers the rotation of the wheel to the helix (helices) but not the can (at the moment, the illustration allows no relative movement between the can and wheel which obviously wouldn't work). Fourthly, I'll get the logo the right way up. I might get around to illustrating it tonight; if not, this description will have to suffice.
xaviergisz, Aug 24 2010

       I think 8th needs a hobby that doesn't involve explosives.
RayfordSteele, Aug 24 2010

       OK, I've added improved illustrations as promised (see last four pictures in my link).
xaviergisz, Aug 24 2010

       [+] I like it... I even slightly like the name, although perhaps S-Pringles might be better?
goldbb, Aug 24 2010

       I found the name a bit confusing (I assumed the chips were forced up by a spring).   

       A more accurate name would be "Pringles with a twist" or similar.
xaviergisz, Aug 25 2010

       If the Pringles were in a plastic sleeve, and the sleeve had a flexible rubber ring at it's open end, you could just roll the ring down the can, which would pull the sleeve bottom up, exposing more chips.   

       Of course, I've just realized that it would look like a smallish condom, but it would work.
nomocrow, Aug 25 2010

       //Smallish// !?   

       Don't worry, [2fries]. Pringles are a lot smaller in the U.K.
MikeD, Aug 27 2010

       Is it the conversion rate?   

       You're not going to believe this [xenzag] but [link].   

       All I saw was a static image, but it looks like a working version of my idea. Thanks whomever made that up... saves me the bother.
xenzag, Jan 23 2012

       //...it looks like a working version of my idea...//   

       It looks like photoshop to me.
xaviergisz, Jan 23 2012

       What's that stuff that expands like mad when you add water? Couldn't you put some of that in the bottom of the pringles tube? If your pringles are out of reach then, naturally, you will start to salivate madly (and probably slobber as well, just like my mate's boxer dog used to do), causing moisture to drip down through the can and trigger expansion at the bottom of the tube, thus raising more pringly deliciousness to within reach of your feverish grasp...although, granted, they might be a little soggy.
DrBob, Jan 23 2012

       Have you contacted proctor &I gamble about this?   

       Please work something up and do so, if not.
Zimmy, Feb 08 2012

       Sooo, like a glue-stick, lipstick thing?   

       IMO just a waste of plastic and packaging. I'd go with a simple plastic liner, that is gradually pulled down the outside of the container, sort of like a reverse- condom motion.
twitch, Feb 10 2012

       //IMO just a waste of plastic and packaging// I envisage all parts being made of recyclable material, and offer the possibility of being saved for a sort of cartridge based refill.
xenzag, Apr 04 2012

       // What's that stuff that expands like mad when you add water? //   

       Chlorosulphonic acid.   

8th of 7, Aug 13 2017


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