US20070267424A1 - Dual usage beverage container - Google Patents

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US20070267424A1
US20070267424A1 US11/436,930 US43693006A US2007267424A1 US 20070267424 A1 US20070267424 A1 US 20070267424A1 US 43693006 A US43693006 A US 43693006A US 2007267424 A1 US2007267424 A1 US 2007267424A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
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A dual beverage container comprising a first opening opposing a second opening; an outer sidewall connecting a first opening to a second opening to form a first chamber; and an inner sidewall connecting the second opening inwardly and extending the inner sidewall to a recess bottom to form a second chamber. The first chamber of the beverage container is larger than the second chamber. The second opening of the beverage container is a supporting base for the first chamber and the first opening is also a supporting base for the second chamber.

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    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates to a beverage container. More particularly, this invention concerns a beverage container for consumer's dual use, for example, as drinking beer or other beverages.
  • BACKGROUND
  • Drinkers in different settings have used various types of beer glasses and shot glasses. However, a user always has to use a different glass to consumer different beverages. For example, a user who wants to drink a beer will use a beer mug and have to switch to smaller shot glass to drink spirits or other types of drinks that would require a smaller glass.
  • By using the conventional beverage container or drinking glass, there is a problem of inconvenience. The user has to switch glasses usually in a crowed and busy setting, such as a bar or a party.
  • Another problem of using multiple glasses for one user is waste. Users would often prefer not to mix their drinks in one glass and thus they would use another one to hold a different beverage. This creates unnecessary wasteful use of multiple glasses. In the case of disposable glasses, it can be wasteful and costly.
  • Thus, it would be desirable and to have a beverage container that is more convenient and simple to use. It also would be desirable to have a beverage container that is not wasteful.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • In accordance with the invention, a dual use beverage container is provided to enable consumers conveniently enjoy beverages of various volumes in one setting.
  • In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a dual use beverage container comprising a first opening opposing a second opening; an outer sidewall connecting a first edge of the first opening to a second edge of the second opening to form a first chamber; and an inner sidewall connecting the second edge inwardly and extending the inner sidewall to a recess base to form a second chamber. The first chamber of the beverage container is larger than the second chamber. The second edge of the beverage container is a bottom for the first chamber and the first edge is also a bottom for the second chamber. The first edge and the second edge are of a circular shape. The outer sidewall of the beverage container has a handle.
  • A beverage container comprising a first opening opposing a second opening; an outer sidewall connecting a first edge of the first opening to a second edge of the second opening to form a first chamber; and an inner sidewall connecting the second edge extending inwardly to form a second chamber. The first chamber of the beverage container is larger than the second chamber. The second edge of the beverage container is a bottom for the first chamber and the first edge is also a bottom for the second chamber.
  • A beverage container comprising: a first opening opposing a second opening; a first edge connecting to the first opening, wherein the first edge has four edges; a second edge connecting to the second opening, wherein the second edge has four edges; an outer sidewall; wherein the outer sidewall has four sides connecting to the four edges of the first edge to the four edges of the second to form a first chamber; and an inner sidewall connecting the four edges of the second edge extending inwardly to a recess base to form a second chamber, wherein the recess base is of a rectangular shape.
  • A beverage container comprising: a first opening opposing a second opening; an outer sidewall connecting a first edge of the first opening to a second edge of the second opening to form a first chamber, wherein the first edge has a first shape; and an inner sidewall connecting the second edge inwardly and extending the inner sidewall to a recess base to form a second chamber, wherein the second edge has a second shape and is different than the first shape.
  • Various objects, features, aspects and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description of preferred embodiments of the invention, along with the accompanying drawings in which like numerals represent like components.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a beverage container of the present invention.
  • FIG. 2 is a flipped perspective view of the beverage container of FIG. 1.
  • FIG. 3 is a top plan view of the beverage container of FIG. 1.
  • FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view of the beverage container of FIG. 1.
  • FIG. 5 is a side perspective view of the beverage container of FIG. 1. from the top.
  • FIG. 6 is a front cross sectional view of the beverage container of FIG. 1.
  • FIG. 7 is a topside perspective view of an alternative embodiment of the present invention.
  • FIG. 8 is a topside perspective view of another embodiment of the present invention. a
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • FIG. 1 shows a cross sectional side view of the beverage container 10. The beverage container 10 comprises a first opening 20 connected to a continuous outer sidewall 30. The outer sidewall 30 extends from the first opening 20 to the second opening 40, forming a first chamber 50. The second opening 40 also connects from one continuous inner sidewall 60 to the recess bottom 70, forming a second chamber 80.
  • FIG. 2 shows a side perspective view of the beverage container of FIG. 1 where the first chamber 50 is in use. The beverage container 10 comprises a first opening 20 connecting to a continuous outer sidewall 30. The outer sidewall 30 extends from the first opening 20 to the second opening 40, forming a first chamber 50.
  • FIG. 3 shows a side perspective view of the beverage container of FIG. 1 when the second chamber 80 is in use. The beverage container 10 comprises a first opening 20 connecting to a continuous outer sidewall 30. The outer sidewall 30 extends from the first opening 20 to the second opening 40. The second opening 40 also connects from one continuous inner sidewall 60 to a round recess bottom 70 (not shown), forming a second chamber 80.
  • FIG. 4 shows a top view of the beverage container of FIG. 1 when the first chamber 50 is in use. The first opening 20 is connected to the second opening 40 as the supporting base, forming the first chamber 50 and the portion connecting the second opening 40 to the inner sidewall 60 to the recess bottom 70 forms as the bottom for the first chamber 50.
  • FIG. 5 shows a top view of the beverage container of FIG. 1 when the second chamber 80 is in use. The second opening 40 connects the inner sidewall 60 to the recess bottom 70 to form the second chamber 80. The first opening 20 then becomes the supporting base for the second chamber 80.
  • FIG. 6 shows a side perspective view of the beverage container 10 when the second chamber 80 is on the upside to be used. The second opening 40 connects the inner sidewall 60 to the recess bottom 70 to form the second chamber 80. The first opening 20 then becomes the supporting base for the second chamber 80.
  • The first chamber 50 typically is in use for holding a larger volume of beverage, such as beer, sodas, water and others. The second chamber 80 typically is used as a shot glass to accommodate a much smaller volume of beverage, which can include any spirits, alcohol or other types of beverages. A user can use the beverage container 10, when the first chamber 50 is in use to consumer a larger quantity of different beverage. The user then can flip the beverage container 10 to use the second chamber 80 to consume a comparatively smaller amount of beverage, such as a shot of an alcohol or spirits. The beverage container 10 may or may not have a handle. The first chamber 50 and the second chamber 80 can be made to accommodate specific volume.
  • The beverage container 10 can be made of any suitable material. One preferred material is plastic and can be manufactured with conventional plastic molding injection methods.
  • Another embodiment of the present invention is shown on FIG. 7. The inner sidewall 60 continuously extends from the second opening 40 to form a conical shape that is a second chamber 80.
  • Another embodiment of the present invention is shown on FIG. 8. The outer sidewall 30 consists of four walls connecting a four-sided first opening 20 to a four-sided second opening 40 to form a first chamber 60 (not shown). The inner sidewall 70 has four walls connecting the four-sided second opening 40 to a four-sided recess bottom 70 that can either be rectangular or square to form a second chamber 80.
  • Another alternative embodiment of the present invention (not shown) is where the first opening is of a different shape than the second opening. Various combinations can be carried out in the present invention where the first opening and the second opening is a circle, an oval, a square, a rectangular shape or odd shapes.
  • While the invention has been described with reference to specific embodiments, modifications and variations of the invention may be constructed without departing from the scope of the invention, which is defined in the following claims.

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1. A beverage container comprising:
a first opening opposing a second opening;
an outer sidewall connecting the first opening to the second opening to form a first chamber;
an inner sidewall connecting the second opening inwardly and extending the inner sidewall to a recess bottom to form a second chamber.
2. The beverage container of claim 1, wherein the first chamber is larger than the second chamber.
3. The beverage container of claim 1, wherein the second opening is a supporting base for the first chamber.
4. The beverage container of claim 1, wherein the first opening is a supporting base for the second chamber.
5. The beverage container of claim 1, wherein the first opening is a circular shape.
6. The beverage container of claim 1, wherein the second opening is a circular shape.
7. The beverage container of claim 1, wherein the outer sidewall has a handle.
8. A beverage container comprising:
a first opening opposing a second opening;
an outer sidewall connecting a first opening to a second opening to form a first chamber; and
an inner sidewall connecting the second opening extending inwardly to form a second chamber.
9. The beverage container of claim 8, wherein the first chamber is larger than the second chamber.
10. The beverage container of claim 8, wherein the second opening is a supporting base for the first chamber.
11. The beverage container of claim 8, wherein the first opening is a supporting for the second chamber.
12. A beverage container comprising:
a first opening opposing a second opening, wherein the first opening has four sides and wherein the second opening has four sides;
an outer sidewall; wherein the outer sidewall has four sides connecting to the four sides of the first opening to the four sides of the second opening to form a first chamber; and
an inner sidewall connecting the four sides of the second edge extending inwardly to a recess bottom to form a second chamber, wherein the recess bottom is of a rectangular shape.
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