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Publication numberUS20080011710 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/787,960
Publication dateJan 17, 2008
Filing dateApr 19, 2007
Priority dateJul 11, 2006
Publication number11787960, 787960, US 2008/0011710 A1, US 2008/011710 A1, US 20080011710 A1, US 20080011710A1, US 2008011710 A1, US 2008011710A1, US-A1-20080011710, US-A1-2008011710, US2008/0011710A1, US2008/011710A1, US20080011710 A1, US20080011710A1, US2008011710 A1, US2008011710A1
InventorsBenjamin Michael Cohn
Original AssigneeBenjamin Michael Cohn
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shot glass bottle cap
US 20080011710 A1
Abstract
The proposed invention is single entity that combines the utility of a typical shot glass drinking vessel with the utility of a bottle cap top. The shape and size of the proposed invention is preferably similar to that of a shot glass drinking vessel.
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Claims(14)
1. A bottle cap top comprising:
a cylindrical liquid holding device; and
a connection for a bottle.
2. The bottle cap top of claim 1, wherein the connection comprises a watertight seal.
3. The bottle cap top of claim 1, wherein the connection comprises a plurality of threads.
4. The bottle cap top of claim 1, wherein the cylindrical liquid holding device comprises a shot glass drinking vessel.
5. The bottle cap top of claim 1, wherein the cylindrical liquid holding device comprises a 1.5 ounce shot glass.
6. The bottle cap top of claim 1, wherein the cylindrical liquid holding device comprises plastic.
7. The bottle cap top of claim 1, wherein the cylindrical liquid holding device comprises glass.
8. The bottle cap top of claim 1, wherein the cylindrical liquid holding device comprises metal.
9. A method of manufacturing a bottle cap comprising
providing a drinking vessel; and
constructing a plurality of threads within the vessel, wherein the threads receive a bottle.
10. The method of claim 9, wherein providing a drinking vessel comprises providing a shot glass.
11. The method of claim 9 wherein providing a drinking vessel comprises providing a 1.5 ounce shot glass.
12. The method of claim 9, wherein providing a drinking vessel comprises providing a plastic cylindrical vessel.
13. The method of claim 9, wherein providing a drinking vessel comprises providing a glass vessel.
14. The method of claim 9, wherein providing a drinking vessel comprises providing a metal vessel.
Description
FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates generally to devices for capping a bottle.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Bottles are typically closed by a small cap. In particular, alcohol bottles typically have small cap tops. These cap tops are used to seal liquid into the bottle. These cap tops cannot be used for drinking from the bottle.

Some canisters have tops that you can drink out of. For example, a thermos typically has a cup on top that can be used to hold coffee or soup. These cups typically do not function as cap tops in that they do not actually touch the liquid or seal the liquid into the canister. There is typically a separate cap on the canister that seals in the liquid.

Bottle cap tops generally serve the sole function of sealing liquid into the bottle. Generally, bottle cap tops seal liquid in the container by fastening the bottle cap top to the bottle with threads on the interior of the bottle cap top and counterpart threads on the exterior of the bottle's mouth that interlock to create a watertight seal. Generally, bottle cap tops are plastic or metal.

Thus, there is a need for a device which can simultaneously be used as a drinking vessel and a bottle cap top.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In a first embodiment, a bottle cap is disclosed. The bottle cap preferably comprises a cylindrical liquid holding device and a connection for a bottle.

In another embodiment, a method of manufacturing a bottle cap is disclosed. The method comprises providing a drinking vessel and constructing a plurality of threads within the vessel, wherein the threads receive a bottle.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The present disclosure may be better understood and its numerous features and advantages made apparent to those skilled in the art by referencing the accompanying drawings.

FIG. 1 is a view of a bottle cap with a drinking vessel.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

In a preferred embodiment, a shot glass with a built-in bottle cap top is disclosed. The proposed invention is a single entity that combines the utility of a typical shot glass drinking vessel with the utility of a bottle cap top. The shape and size of the proposed invention is preferably similar to that of a shot glass drinking vessel. The proposed invention serves the same function as a shot glass drinking vessel, and also the function of a typical bottle cap top. Embedded in the interior of the base of the drinking vessel are the interior threads of a typical bottle cap top. In the same way that a traditional bottle cap top seals liquid into a bottle by fastening itself to counterpart threads on the exterior of the bottle's mouth to create a liquid tight seal, so to does the proposed invention presented here. In sum, the proposed invention is preferably a single entity that is a shot glass drinking vessel and a bottle cap top.

In reference to FIG. 1, a shot glass drinking vessel/bottle cap top 5 is seen. Within the vessel, threads 10 can be seen in the interior of the base of the shot glass drinking vessel/bottle cap top 5. The threads 10 fasten the shot glass drinking vessel/bottle cap top 5 to the mouth of a bottle. Preferably, the threads 10 form a watertight seal with the bottle. The shot glass drinking vessel/bottle cap top 5 is a cylindrical liquid holding device. While closing the bottle with threads is used in a preferred embodiment, skilled practitioners will appreciate that the bottle can be closed using other closing methods.

The preferred materials of the shot glass drinking vessel/bottle cap are plastic, metal, and glass. In a preferred embodiment, the shot glass can hold at least 1.5 fluid ounces, the typical size of a shot of alcohol.

Referenced by
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US8100008Jan 7, 2009Jan 24, 2012Mentesh William MMeasuring cap
US20140147559 *Nov 26, 2012May 29, 2014Christopher M. AidanMulti-Vessel Systems and Methods
Classifications
U.S. Classification215/329
International ClassificationB65D41/04
Cooperative ClassificationB65D41/26
European ClassificationB65D41/26