Title:
Garden stand and wine holder
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
This Garden Stand and Wine Holder (GS & WH) is a totally unique wrought—iron product which gives the user the ability to hold a wine bottle and up to 4 glasses or an oil lamp bottle in an indoor or outdoor setting, providing great stability at various heights. The GS & WH basic unit is comprised of: a 3 piece (height adjustable) shaft, to which a top “basket” (cylindrical bottle holder) and a pronged base-piece attach. The pronged base, when pushed into the ground provides stability and ease of use on the sand or in the back yard. By replacing the pronged base with the patio/floor base, the unit performs equally well outdoors on a patio, balcony or indoors on a floor. Also included are four stem glass holders which attach to the top basket. Simply remove these glass holders and the GS & WH displays a bottle oil lamp indoors or out.



Inventors:
Terhune, Ken (Modesto, CA, US)
Terhune, Diane (Modesto, CA, US)
Application Number:
11/192243
Publication Date:
04/06/2006
Filing Date:
09/06/2005
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
211/74
International Classes:
A47B43/00
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Primary Examiner:
NOVOSAD, JENNIFER ELEANORE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Ken Terhune (Modesto, CA, US)
Claims:
1. The Garden Stand and Wine Holder is the only product ever devised to provide the user with the versatility of being able to take a wine bottle and glasses to any outdoor/indoor forum or venue and have them held securely and safely in place while being used. There is no fear of the bottle or any of up to 4 glasses tipping over and spilling their contents. This product also has the versatility to perform this function, of holding the bottle and glasses, at any of three different heights for varying situations that involve standing, sitting in a chair and or sitting on the ground:

2. The Garden Stand and Wine Holder is the only product ever devised to safe and securely hold a bottle based oil lamp for practical or decorative purposes. Additionally this product allows single or multiple arrangements of bottle based oil lamps in any location and at varying heights.

Description:

BACKGROUND

1. Field of Invention

This invention can be used in two totally different ways. Use #1—It relates to the use of a wine bottle as a part of a home made oil lamp. Use #2—This invention also relates to a wine bottle and glasses, specifically when a stable holder for both is needed by the consumer.

2. Description of Prior Art

Previous bottle and/or glass holders have been limited to one use and to one size. Previous bottle and/or glass holders have been limited limited to outdoor applications where they must be pushed in to the ground to achieve stability. Previous bottle and/or glass holders have not had the flexibility to hold not only a wine bottle, but 1,2,3, or 4 glasses at the same time. Previous bottle and/or glass holders have not had the ability to function at three different heights; standing, chair height, and picnic height sitting on the ground. See example in Attachment A (one page)—Which is a web page from the Chef's Resource Catalog, shows a non patented bottle holder that will hold a wine or champagne bottle only and only at picnic height i.e. ground level and must be pushed in the ground for stability. This approach does not allow for use of the product on hard surfaces and only allows for its use at ground level.

The wine bottle holders that have been proposed in the past lend them selves to indoor and decorative use as opposed to outdoor practical usage. Examples of this type are U.S. Pat. No. D488,358 S to Ronald Lynn Cook, U.S. Pat. No. Des 329,781 to Kuiro Ito, and U.S. Pat. No. Des. 393,573 to Charles H. Caldwell.

Other holders have used an approach of transporting wine bottles, examples of this type are U.S. Pat. No. Des. 394,209 to Stephane Millet and U.S. Pat. No. Des. 307,373 to Harold Bearak, both of which are for the transport of multiple bottles. U.S. Pat. No. Des. 378,977 to Eonb C Lewis again is directed toward the transport of bottles and perhaps with a decorative approach. This same decorate usage is illustrated by U.S. Pat. No. Des. 361,291 to Angela Chavalas.

None of these Patents address themselves to the practical second use of holding a full or partially full bottle of wine while it is being consumed.

The invention is comprised of a total of 7 major parts:

    • 1. Bottle Holder FIG. 2,
    • 2. Glass Holders (1 to 4) FIG. 10,
    • 3. Straight Shaft Sections (2) FIG. 1
    • 4. Ground Peg Section (1) FIG. 1
    • 5. Floor/Patio Base(1) FIG. 4
    • 6. Railing Base(1) FIG. 6
    • 7. Wall Mount(1) FIG. 8

The design of the ground pegs allow an average person to push the unit into the ground with their foot, additional tools are unnecessary. (Attch. B)

The three piece shaft screws securely together manually, requiring no tools. When used, the patio/deck base screws on to the middle section of the shaft with a thumb screw, again no additional tools are needed. (Attch. B)

The railing mount uses two thumb screws to fasten to a railing so no tools are required. Again the bottle holder or shaft section screw to the Railing base manually requiring no tools. (Attach. B)

The design of the wall mount is such that it does require permanent mounting to a wall (inside or out). Again the bottle holder and/or sections of the shaft screw manually to the base, so no tools are needed after initial installation. (Attch. B)

Next two Pages are Attachments

Attachment A—Example of a non-patented bottle holder designed for only ground level use. I.e. picnic, beach, etc.

Attachment B—Examples of actual uses of the invention in all configurations. embedded image embedded image

OBJECTS AND ADVANTAGES—CLAIMS

Accordingly, in addition to over coming the short comings of the above mentioned bottle holders, the sum of the objects and advantages of this invention are:

For Use #1 as a wine bottle and glass holder:

    • (a) to provide the ability to hold a wine bottle and up to 4 stem wine glasses with total security on a variety of surfaces (i.e. ground, sand, concrete, wood deck, etc.). Accomplished by the use of any one of three separate bases. FIGS. 1, 4, & 6
    • (b) to provide the ability to hold a wine bottle and up to 4 stem wine glasses with total security at three different heights (i.e. 52.5″, 32.0″ and 11.5″). Accomplished by the use of 1, 2, or 3 sections of the main shaft. FIG. 1

For Use #2 as a Bottle Oil Lamp holder:

    • (a) to provide the ability to hold a wine bottle oil lamp securely on a variety of surfaces (i.e. ground, sand, concrete, wood deck, etc.). Accomplished by the use of any one of four separate bases. FIGS. 1, 4, 6, & 8
    • (b) to provide the ability to hold a bottle oil lamp securely at three different heights (i.e. 52.5″, 32.0″ and 11.5″). Accomplished by the use of 1, 2, or 3 sections of the main shaft. FIG. 1
    • (c) to provide the ability to hold a bottle oil lamp securely on a wall either indoors and outdoors by utilizing the wall mount. FIG. 8
    • (d) to provide the ability to hold a bottle oil lamp securely on a patio or balcony railing by using the railing mount. FIG. 6

For both Use #1 and Use #2 additional claims:

    • (a) Further objects and advantages are to provide a holder/stand that is sturdy and weather proof. To this end the complete unit is made from wrought iron and then powder coated to make it as rust resistant as possible.
    • (b) The bottle holder is made of sufficient size to hold virtually every 750 ml hock, bordeaux, claret, or burgundy wine bottle being produced today. One exception is the straw basket chianti bottles imported from Italy.

DRAWING FIGURES FOLLOW

FIG. 1—Is a perspective view of the complete invention configured for use on the ground.

FIG. 2—Is a perspective view of the bottle holder portion of the invention.

FIG. 3—Is a bottom view of the bottle holder portion of the invention.

FIG. 4—Is a perspective view of the floor/patio base for the invention.

FIG. 5—Is a side view of the floor/patio base for the invention.

FIG. 6—Is a perspective view of the railing mount for the invention.

FIG. 7—Is a side view of the railing mount for the invention.

FIG. 8—Is front view of the wall mount for the invention.

FIG. 9—Is a top view of the wall mount for the invention.

FIG. 10—Is a perspective view of the wine glass holders for the invention.

FIG. 11—Is a perspective view of the complete invention configured for use on a patio, deck or floor.