Title:
Mobile sales stand
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
“MOBILE SALES STAND”, of the kind applied mainly to bar and cafeteria products, essentially characterized by its external configuration which shows the shape similar to the product that is being sold, and which presents on its sides two openings (4) for the sales service, provided with curtains (5) to close the inside area, or optionally with telescopic blinds (6), while these customer service areas, extend horizontally as bar counters (7), and having a concealed door (35) to enter the stand that resembles its profile.



Inventors:
Castillejo, Jose Mirabet (Barcelona, ES)
Application Number:
09/893705
Publication Date:
05/09/2002
Filing Date:
06/29/2001
Assignee:
LA TAZZA MEETING POINT, S.A.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
52/143, 312/5, 52/36.1
International Classes:
E04H1/12; (IPC1-7): E04H1/00
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Primary Examiner:
MCDERMOTT, KEVIN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC (ARLINGTON, VA, US)
Claims:

After establishing the expressed concept, the note of claims is written, summarizing the novelties that are wished to claim:



1. 1st.- “MOBILE SALES STAND”, of the kind applied mainly to bar and cafeteria products, essentially characterized by its external configuration which shows the shape similar to the product that is being sold, and which presents on its sides two openings (4) for the sales service, provided with curtains (5) to close the inside area, or optionally with telescopic blinds (6), while these customer service areas, extend horizontally as bar counters (7), and having a concealed door (35) to enter the stand that resembles its profile:

2. 2nd.- “MOBILE SALES STAND”, according to the previous claim, characterized because optionally it can hold a dome (3) to cover a grating (1), fixed to the cup's body by common means.

3. 3th,- “MOBILE SALES STAND”, according to the previous claims, characterized because above, the entrance door (35) is located underneath the bar counter and is activated by a hydraulic mechanism.

4. 4th.- “MOBILE SALES STAND”, according to the previous claims, characterized because above, the stand sides display a perimeter shelf (17) with sufficient space to store products, which contains underneath several optic fiber lights (18) as well as a speakers set (19).

5. 5th.- “MOBILE SALES STAND”, according to the previous claims, characterized because in the interior, the stand presents a perimeter table surface that outlines a polygonal interior space (8) that procures several cabinets (9) underneath to stock the products and supplies, the disposable and non disposable utensils, a dishwasher (10) that functions with its own water pressure, a sink with a counter (11), while at the customer service openings level there is located an expresso coffee machine with a coffee dispenser and a grinder (12), which is hidden behind a closed area which contains above it a price list table (13); on the working table (8) there is also an automatic register machine with a digital screen (14) on a support stand with a printer and below, the new mobile sales stand has one or more flexible containers (15), adaptable to the round shape of the base of the stand, with a capacity of approximately 100 liters, as well as a convection air heating unit (16).

6. 6th.- “MOBILE SALES STAND”, according to the previous claims, characterized because externally, around the stand you can install an unfolding round platform (24) and in two or four pieces, which presents on its upper sides a transparent resin strip to hold a perimeter light (25), having the edge of both sides of two attached platforms an intermediate furrow (30) to hold the installation's electrical wiring when these platforms are fit together.

7. 7th.- “MOBILE SALES STAND”, according to the previous claims, characterized because on the side face of the cup, the electrical outlets (21) are arranged, as well as the drain pipe of the sink (22), and the filling tube (31) from the clean water tank (23), which has two pipes, one to enter from the outside of the stand (31) and the other as a way out through an electric pump (32), having this second pipe a by-pass (28) which allows the stand to be directly connected to an external water source (34).

8. 8th.- “MOBILE SALES STAND”, according to the previous claims, characterized because in order to be transported, it has a frame made of two arched side-molds (26) fixed to the stand as clamps; this frame has lower wheels (27) to allow its perfect arrangement on a trailer with a ramp and a catch, as well as means to be fixed or hooked to a trailer (28), while the dividable round platform (25) will be placed at the sides of the frames helped by its proper supports and bindings (29).

Description:

DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The object of the present invention as it is expressed in the title of this descriptive report consists in a “MOBILE SALES STAND” mainly of bar and cafeteria products.

[0002] Until now, the travelling sales stands have consisted in caravans that, pulled by the adequate vehicle, allowed the sellers to travel from one population to another, looking for big crowds, as for example sports or cultural events, or local festivals, etc.

[0003] Primarily, the most developed travelling markets are the “churrerrías” market (consisting of typical sweet pastries, fresh made potato chips, etc.), hot dog stands, French fries stands, etc.

[0004] The main advantage of the mobile stands in respect to fixed stands is their adaptation capacity to mobilize to locations with greater numbers of customers thus optimizing sales.

[0005] Also, they solve a basic problem at the opening time of a sale location, as finding a site, and prevent construction and decoration problems.

[0006] The current existing sales stands, type “churrerías” or hot dog stands, have a lack of minimum hygiene, presenting in the majority of cases a deficient infrastructure.

[0007] For all of the above reasons mentioned, the new mobile sales stand, which offers a solution to all the described problems, has been developed.

[0008] The new mobile sales stand consists of stand to sell coffee, tea, soft drinks, snacks, pastries and sandwiches in areas of high traffic concentration.

[0009] Basically, is composed of an external structure shaped as the product being sold, as for example the shape of a coffee cup, a coffee bean, etc.

[0010] The mobile sales stand is provided with a grated top cover with one or more central lights for the interior lighting.

[0011] Optionally, it can hold a dome to cover the grating, fixed by common means.

[0012] On its sides, the mobile sales stand has two openings for sales service, provided with curtains to close the inside area, and optionally with telescopic blinds to completely close the facility during out of service time.

[0013] These openings, also called customer service areas, extend horizontally as bar counters at a convenient height for standing customers having coffee, snacks, etc.

[0014] To enter the stand, there is a concealed door that resembles the stand's profile, located underneath the bar counter and activated by a hydraulic mechanism.

[0015] In the interior, the stand presents a perimeter table surface that outlines a polygonal interior space that procures several cabinets to stock the products and supplies, the disposable and non disposable utensils, a dishwasher that functions with its own water pressure, a sink with a counter, as well as a cabinet for disposable items.

[0016] Next to the customer service counters there is located an expresso coffee machine with a coffee dispenser and a grinder, which is hidden behind a closed area which contains above it a price list table. On the working table there is an automatic register machine with a digital screen on a support stand with a printer. Below, the new mobile sales stand has one or several flexible containers, adapted to the round shape of the base of the stand, with a capacity of approximately 100 liters. Also, a heating unit is in charge of heating the stand in areas with adverse climatic conditions. Above, the ceiling or perimeter sides display a perimeter shelf with sufficient space to store products. Underneath, the shelf contains several optic fiber lights and a speakers set. In case the stand resembles the form of a coffee cup, the stand will have on the closed area of its side face a handle of variable design which gives the stand a greater personal appearance and relates to the product that is being commercialized. Likewise, the electrical outlets appear in that same side face, as well as the drain pipe of the sink and the tubing of a water tank. This tank has two pipes, one to enter from the outside of the stand and the other as a way out through an electric pump. This second pipe has a by-pass which allows the stand to be directly connected to an external water source. In the outside, around the stand, if there is enough space for it, you can install an unfolding platform, preferably round shaped and in two or four pieces, which presents on its sides a transparent resin strip to hold a perimeter light. This platform can be covered with an anti-slipping carpet. The edge of both sides of two attached platforms will have a furrow to hold the installation's electrical wiring when these platforms are fit together. If the stand is placed in areas without power points nearby it can be connected to an electrical generator. In order to be transported, the stand has a frame made of two arched side-molds fixed to the stand as clamps. This frame has lower wheels to allow its perfect arrangement on a trailer with a ramp and a catch, and is also equipped with means to be fixed or hooked to a trailer.

[0017] The dividable round platform will be placed at the sides of the frames helped by its proper supports and bindings. The new mobile sales stand offers a superior disposition and distribution compared to the already existing sales stands.

[0018] Likewise, its external structure allows the consumer to recognize quickly the products that are served.

DESCRIPTION OF FIGURES

[0019] With the aim to illustrate all the above explanations and being part of the present description of the invention, this description is accompanied by a sheet with figures that show, in a simplified and schematic manner, an example that doesn't limit the practical possibilities of the invention.

[0020] In these figures, FIG. 1 corresponds to top view of the mobile sales stand.

[0021] FIGS. 2, 3, 4 and 5 correspond to side section views.

[0022] FIG. 6 corresponds to a view of the transport frame of the sales stand.

[0023] FIG. 7 corresponds to a view of the potable water filling system.

DESCRIPTION OF PRACTICAL EXAMPLE

[0024] The new mobile sales stand is composed of an external structure shaped as the product being sold, as for example the shape of a coffee cup. The coffee cup is provided with a grated top cover (1) with one or more central lights (2) for the interior lighting.

[0025] Optionally, it can hold a dome (3) to cover the grating (1), fixed to the cup's body by common means.

[0026] On its sides, the mobile sales stand has two openings (4) for sales service, provided with curtains (5) to close the inside area, and optionally with telescopic blinds (6) to completely close the facility during out of service time.

[0027] These openings, also called customer service areas (4), extend horizontally as bar counters (7).

[0028] To enter the stand, there is a concealed door (35) that resembles the stand's profile, located underneath the bar counter and activated by a hydraulic mechanism.

[0029] In the interior, the stand presents a perimeter table surface that outlines a polygonal interior space (8) that procures several cabinets (9) to stock the products and supplies, the disposable and non disposable utensils, a dishwasher (10) that functions with its own water pressure, a sink with a counter (11).

[0030] Next to the customer service counters there is located an expresso coffee machine with a coffee dispenser and a grinder (12), which is hidden behind a closed area which contains above it a price list table (13).

[0031] On the working table (8) there is an automatic register machine with a digital screen (14) on a support stand with a printer.

[0032] Below, the new mobile sales stand has one or several flexible containers (15), adapted to the round shape of the base of the stand, with a capacity of approximately 100 liters, as well as a residual water deposit (33). Also, a convection air heating unit (16) is in charge of heating the stand.

[0033] Above, the stand sides display a perimeter shelf (17) with sufficient space to store products. Underneath, the shelf contains several optic fiber lights (18) as well as a speakers set (19).

[0034] On the closed area of its side face, the stand will have a handle of variable design (20) which gives the stand a greater personal appearance and relates to the product that is being commercialized.

[0035] Likewise, the electrical outlets (21) appear in that same side face, as well as the drain pipe of the sink (22), and the filling tube (31) from the water tank (23). The clean water tank (23) has two pipes, one to enter from the outside of the stand (31) and the other as a way out through an electric pump (32). This second pipe has a by-pass (28) which allows the stand to be directly connected to an external water source or water hose (34). In the outside, around the stand, if there is enough space for it, you can install an unfolding platform (24), preferably round shaped and in two or four pieces, which presents on its sides a transparent resin strip to hold a perimeter light (25).

[0036] This platform can be covered with an anti-slipping carpet, not shown.

[0037] The edge of both sides of the two attached platforms will have a furrow (30) to hold the installation's electrical wiring when these platforms are fit together. If the stand is placed in areas without power points nearby it can be connected to an electrical generator.

[0038] In order to be transported, the stand has a frame made of two arched side-molds (26) fixed to the stand as clamps. This frame has lower wheels (27) to allow its perfect arrangement on a trailer with a ramp and a catch.

[0039] The dividable round platform (25) will be placed at the sides of the frames helped by its proper supports and bindings (29).