Title:
Structure of a goblet
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A goblet includes a stand, and a containing member; the stand is made of flexible and elastic materials, and it has a stem portion, a deep cavity on an upper end, and an annular contacting protrusion around an upper end of the deep cavity; the containing member has a fitting stick portion on a bottom side; the containing member is connected to the stand by means of inserting the fitting stick portion into the deep cavity of the stand; thus, the annular contacting protrusion of the stand touches the fitting stick portion of the containing member closely, and when a drink is poured into the containing member, the containing member will sway.



Inventors:
Hsieh, Su-ying (Jiali Township, TW)
Application Number:
11/091515
Publication Date:
10/12/2006
Filing Date:
03/29/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47G19/22
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Primary Examiner:
MCKINLEY, CHRISTOPHER BRIAN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROSENBERG, KLEIN & LEE (ELLICOTT CITY, MD, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A goblet, comprising a stand; and a containing member connected to an upper end of the stand for containing a drink therein; the stand being made of flexible and elastic materials such that the containing member will sway when a drink is poured into the containing member.

2. The goblet as claimed in claim 1, wherein the stand has a straight stem portion.

3. The goblet as claimed in claim 1, wherein the stand has a multi-curved stem portion.

4. The goblet as claimed in claim 1, wherein the stand has a coil-shaped portion.

5. The goblet as claimed in claim 1, wherein the stand has a deep cavity on an upper end thereof, and the containing member has a fitting stick portion on a bottom side, capable of being inserted into the deep cavity of the stand.

6. The goblet as claimed in claim 5, wherein the stand has an annular contacting protrusion, which is around an upper end of the deep cavity thereof, and which touches the fitting stick portion of the containing member.

7. The goblet as claimed in claim 1, wherein the stand is made of rubber.

8. The goblet as claimed in claim 1, wherein the stand is made of silicone.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the invention

The present invention relates to a goblet, more particularly one, which will sway when a drink is poured into it, and which is fun to use.

2. Brief Description of the Prior Art

When people want to drink wine, they prefer to use goblets because the users' hands are prevented from affecting the temperature of the wine held in the goblets by means of holding the stems of the goblets.

Referring to FIG. 1, a conventional goblet 6, which is made of glass and made into a single part, includes a base 61, a stem 62, and a containing portion 63. The conventional goblet 6 is prone to slip because it is made of glass, which is relatively smooth. Furthermore, the goblet has a monotonous look, incapable of creating added value.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is a main object of the invention to provide a goblet, which is fun to use. The goblet of the invention includes a stand, and a containing member. The stand is made of flexible and elastic materials, and it has a stem portion, a deep cavity on an upper end, and an annular contacting protrusion around an upper end of the deep cavity. The containing member has a fitting stick portion on a bottom side, and it is connected to the stand with the fitting stick portion being inserted into the deep cavity of the stand; thus, the annular contacting protrusion of the stand touches the fitting stick portion closely. Consequently, when a drink is poured into the containing member, the containing member will sway.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present invention will be better understood by referring to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a vertical sectional view of the conventional goblet,

FIG. 2 is a vertical sectional view of the first preferred embodiment of a goblet in the invention,

FIG. 3 is a view of a drink being poured into the first embodiment,

FIG. 4 is a vertical sectional view of the second embodiment,

FIG. 5 is a vertical sectional view of the third embodiment, and

FIG. 6 is a view of a drink being poured into the third embodiment.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring to FIG. 2, a first preferred embodiment 1 of a goblet includes a stand, and a containing member 12. The stand is made of flexible and elastic materials such as rubber and silicone, and it has a straight stem portion 11, and a deep cavity 111 on an upper end. In addition, the stand has an annular contacting protrusion 112 around an upper end of the deep cavity 111 thereof. The containing member 12 has a fitting stick portion 121 on a bottom side. In assembly, the containing member 12 is connected to the stand by means of inserting the fitting stick portion 121 into the deep cavity 111 of the stand; thus, the annular contacting protrusion 112 of the stand touches the fitting stick portion 121 of the containing member 12 closely.

When a drink 2 is poured into the containing member 12, the containing member 12 will sway as shown in FIG. 3, because of the flexible and elastic straight stem portion 11 and the momentum of the drink 2.

Referring to FIG. 4, a second preferred embodiment 3 of a goblet is made of the same materials and has the same connecting structure as the first embodiment, and it has a multi-curved stem portion 31 instead.

Referring to FIG. 5, a third preferred embodiment 4 of a goblet includes a stand 41, and a containing member 42 securely joined to an upper end of the stand 41. The stand 41 is made of flexible and elastic materials such as rubber and silicone, and it has a coil-shaped portion 411. Thus, when a drink 5 is poured into the containing member 42, the containing member 42 will sway and move up and down as shown in FIG. 6, because of the flexible and elastic coil-shaped portion 411 and the momentum of the drink 5.