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US6308718: Cocktail pick and canopy

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) John L. Pearson ·
Assignee(s) None listed in document.
Primary Examiner Charles E. Cooley ·
Application Number US9684509
Filing date 10/06/2000
Issue date 10/30/2001
Predicted expiration date 10/06/2020
U.S. Classifications 132/329  · 366/129  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB1
International Classifications 366129 · 366342 · 366343 · 416 69 · 416 70 R · 416 71 · 132321 · 132329 · 135 151 · 135 98 · 135 99 · 135118 · 40317 · 40324 · 40637 · D 3 5 · D 3 6 · D 3 7 · D 3 17 · D 73002 · D 7376 · D 7671 · D 7688 · D 7689 ·
14 Claims, 3 Drawings


Abstract

A cocktail pick and canopy for dressing up beverages and provide a toothpick for a meal. The cocktail pick and canopy includes a pick member having a tapered bottom end and a bulbous top end for being removably disposed in a beverage glass; and also includes a canopy member having at least one slit in a center thereof for receiving the pick member therethrough and also having a plurality of creases extending radially from a center thereof.

Independent Claims | See all claims (14)

  1. 1. A cocktail pick and canopy comprising: a pick member having a tapered bottom end and a bulbous top end for being removably disposed in a beverage; a canopy member having at least one slit in a center thereof for receiving said pick member therethrough and also having a plurality of creases extending radially from a center thereof; wherein said pick member further includes a pair of circumferentially-extending ribs being spaced apart and being disposed upon a wall and near said top end thereof, said ribs being adapted to securely receive and retain said canopy member therebetween; and wherein said canopy member includes a top side and a bottom side and a plane within which said center of said canopy member is disposed, said creases including first creases and second creases which are folded in a direction opposite to said first creases.
  2. 7. A cocktail pick and canopy comprising: a pick member having a tapered bottom end and a bulbous top end for being removably disposed in a beverage; and a canopy member having at least one slit in a center thereof for receiving said pick member therethrough and also having a plurality of creases extending radially from said center thereof, said pick member further including a circumferentially-extending groove disposed in a wall and near said top end thereof, said groove being adapted to securely receive and retain said canopy member, said canopy member including a top side and a bottom side and a plane within which said center is disposed, said creases including first creases and second creases which are folded in a direction opposite to said first creases, said first creases essentially forming radially-extending vertexes and said second creases essentially forming radially-extending valleys, said vertexes being generally equally spaced about said canopy member with each said valley being disposed between a respective pair of adjacently-disposed said vertexes, said valleys being generally equally spaced about said canopy member, said second creases being angled below said plane and said first creases being angled above said plane, said canopy member being essentially made of paper and capable of being folded and unfolded along said creases, said canopy member being approximately 49 square millimeters.
  3. 8. A cocktail pick and canopy comprising: a pick member having a tapered bottom end and a bulbous top end for being removably disposed in a beverage; a canopy member having at least one slit in a center thereof for receiving said pick member therethrough and also having a plurality of creases extending radially from a center thereof; and wherein said canopy member includes a top side and a bottom side and a plane within which said center of said canopy member is disposed, said creases including first creases and second creases which are folded in a direction opposite to said first creases.

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Foreign Patent Documents

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D.375025*BartonOct 1996
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