Title:
Drink caddy
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The drink caddy came to me when I was crabbing and got thirsty for a drink. I had no place to store my drink as I was wading in two feet of water. A simple solution came to me where I could easily pop in a beverage into a holder that I could suspend by clipping onto the beltine of my shorts. My drink would be easily accesible and would swivel should I have to bend over while crabbing. In addition the empty can would be stored until I could dispose of it properly in a trash receptacle.



Inventors:
Dominguez, Joe J. (Houston, TX, US)
Application Number:
10/195153
Publication Date:
07/15/2004
Filing Date:
07/16/2002
Assignee:
DOMINGUEZ JOE J.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
224/269
International Classes:
A45F3/16; A45F5/02; (IPC1-7): A45F3/16; A45F3/18; A45F5/00
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Primary Examiner:
ELKINS, GARY E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
JOE J. DOMINGUEZ (HOUSTON, TX, US)
Claims:
1. The drink caddy is a low cost convenience for personal storage of canned or bottled beverages on one's person. No other product provides such a simple solution to an everyday problem. The drink caddy will allow a person to store a canned or bottled beverage by clipping onto a person's beltline of pants, shorts or swimwear etc. While leaving hands free for everyday activities and limited sport's activities. The drink caddy will hold your beverage while you do yardwork, garden, workout, walk, fish, watch sporting events, golf, do housework, work around the house and garage, tend to young childeren, teach class, work on the job and many more activities. The drink caddy is unique because it is low cost, simple to use, easy to store. Just clip it on your beltline and pop in your favortie canned or bottled beverage. All other beverage holders require you to pour your beverage into another container and then suspend it on yourself using a belt or strap. With the drink caddy you store your drink, carry one with your daily activities and when finished with your drink dispose of the empty can or bottle properly when a trash receptacle becomes available. The drink caddy remains on your beltline for future beverage storage or for storage of other personal items keys, pocket change, pens, markers, small tools etc.

Description:

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0001] PURPOSE

[0002] The drink caddy is a simple device for storage of canned or bottled beverages on one's person while leaving hands free for other activities or tasks.

[0003] APPLICATION

[0004] The drink caddy would be suspended by clipping onto a person's beltine on pants, shorts, swimwear etc. The two piece construction would allow slight articulation (swived) of beverage holder on a plane parallel to attachment of belt clip to person's beltline.

PROCESS OF MANUFACTURE

[0005] The drink caddy will be produced of injected molded plastic. Plastic should be of a nonslip nature. Minimum thickness shall be {fraction (3/16″)} to provide strength and durability. Plastic should be stiff in nature to provide strength, but not brittle in order to avoid shattering or breakage when in rough usage. The drink caddy will be produced in two parts. The beverage holder will be of dimensions to hold an average canned or bottled beverage.

[0006] The beverage holder will have a suction relief hole in it's bottom, it will also have detaining fins on the inside to hold beverage in place during normal activities. The beverage holder will have an attaching lug molded on it's side that will attach (snap onto) the belt clip, completing the assembly and providing an articulating swivel motion in a plane parallel to attachment of belt clip to person's beltline. The clip shall have a hole chamfered to receive and lock attaching lug of beverage holder onto it. The interior surfaces of belt clip will have indented ridges to better hold onto person's beltline during normal activities. The drink caddy will be made of black plastic with yellow logo markings. Other colors and marking designs may be substituted with permission of patent holder.