Title:
Combination plate
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Consist of metal and plastic. It could be constructed using a variety of materials.



Inventors:
Williams, Jesse E. (Goldsboro, NC, US)
Application Number:
11/605713
Publication Date:
11/20/2008
Filing Date:
05/18/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
206/19
International Classes:
A47G33/00
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Primary Examiner:
DESAI, KAUSHIKKUMAR A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Jesse E. Williams (Goldsbor, NC, US)
Claims:
1. I Jesse E. Williams is the sole inventor of the Combination Set. I claim that it is to ease the server. Bringing ease into performing and receiving communion, needing only one person not two!!!

Description:

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COMBINATION SET

The Combination Set was developed to bring ease into performing and receiving communion services. This product is designed as one plate that combines dual functions during communion. Only one person is required to serve communion as opposed to the current method of two individuals performing the service. In addition, this product would serve as a symbol of the whole body of Christ: never broken and can be administered in this complete fashion. The dish may be constructed using a variety of materials and is expected to measure approximately 15″ in diameter. The dish would consist of recesses or area to hold approximately 40 one-inch cups. The cups would be situated on several raised rings, each approximately 1″ in width. Each ring is situated higher than the last, making it more convenient to access individual cups without spilling. The bread subdivision would be offered on the outermost ring. This ring is expected to have a “U” shape on the outermost extension and is expected to be approximately 1″ in width and approximately 2″ in depth. The plate will also contain an easy-to-remove decorative lid that will cover the dish and any cups within the device. The cover may fasten to the plate using a predetermined method or may be designed to simply rest upon the plate's surface. A decorative handle fashioned to look like a crucifix, may be added for convenience and appearance. The Combination Set may be offered in various colors and designs and one set can be stacked atop another for multiple services.

I Jesse E. Williams attended the Ministers Conference at Hampton University in Hampton, Va. There were approximately 5,000 people in attendance. At the closing of the Conference which was on a Friday, Communion was served. They served Communion to all those who wanted to participate. As I noticed the serving of the Communion in the traditional way, the traditional way one plate has the bread and another plate has the wine. As I watched a thought came to my mind that it would be more economical and time saving to combine the 2-in-1. So I decided to invent a combination dish that would hold both the bread and wine. Theology: The parishioners (audience) would receive the unbroken body of Christ which is the bread and wine. This will be:

    • A. A 50% savings in cost and labor. You would use one person instead of the traditional two. With this combination dish you have both the bread and wine on the same dish, that is a 50% savings, and that is the combined dish.

Drawing 1 of 3:

This drawing of combination set shows how the set stacks atop one another for serving many people. The lid caps off the top plate to protect from dust etc., each ring is situated slightly higher than the last, making it more convenient to access individual cups without spilling.

Drawing 2 of 3:

This drawing of combination set shows how the lid goes down on top of top tray, and other trays go down on top of one another depending on how many trays needed.

Small detail at bottom left shows how on each tray the bread fills the outer-most compartment with wine glasses shown inside of hole.

Drawing 3 of 3:

This drawing of combination set shows a cut-away from top view, illustrating the compartments for cups, and outermost compartment for placement of bread.