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Publication numberUS3524614 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 18, 1970
Filing dateAug 5, 1968
Priority dateAug 5, 1968
Publication numberUS 3524614 A, US 3524614A, US-A-3524614, US3524614 A, US3524614A
InventorsSorth Billy S
Original AssigneeSorth Billy S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Magnetic cup holder
US 3524614 A
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Aug. 18, 1970 B. S. SORTH MAGNETIC CUP HOLDER Filed Aug. 5, 1968 BILLY $.SORT'H I IN-V5 NTOR United States Patent Office 3,524,614 Patented Aug. 18, 1970 3,524,614 MAGNETIC CUP HOLDER Billy S. Sorth, 445 49th St., Oakland, Calif.

Filed Aug. 5, 1968, Ser. No. 750,373 Int. Cl. A47g 29/00 US. Cl. 248-131 4 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE This invention relates to an implement for holding beverage containers while riding in moving vehicles. The principal object is to provide a stable and level base with which to hold beverage containers.

Another object is to provide a device which may be levelled if placed on a surface which is not level; this may be done by rotating the body with respect to the base.

Another important object of the invention is the V- shaped cut in the top piece to allow a cup-with-handle to be inserted.

Still another important object of the invention is the magnetic base which holds the device securely to the metal part of a vehicle.

Representative embodiments of this invention are herein presented, but it will, of course, be appreciated that the invention is susceptible of incorporation in still other forms coming equally within the scope of the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings:

FIG. 1, is the top plan view, showing various parts which will be described below.

FIG. 2, is a vertical section also showing parts which are described below.

The top part of body 1 is round with nibs 2 at the bottom to keep smaller cups from slipping. The body 1 has its base at an angle with a hole in the center to accommodate rivet 5. The body 1 also has a V shaped slot 8 so that a cup with handle 7 will fit inside body 1 with no obstruction.

The bottom piece of holder 3 is round with hole in center to accommodate rivet 5. The top of body 3 is made at an angle. A cavity in bottom of body 3 holds magnet 4 and magnet cover 6.

The top piece of body 1 is held to bottom piece of body 3 by rivet 5. The top piece 1 and bottom piece 3 rotate independently of one another, thereby creating an angle so that the entire device may be placed on an uneven surface and the device would be levelled by rotating the parts 1 and 3' thus keeping the beverage level in cup 7.

I claim:

1. A device of the character described comprising a body portion having a bottom wall and an annular cupreceiving portion extending normally upwardly therefrom, the lower surface of said bottom wall defining an acute angle with the plane of the upper surface of said Wall, a support member underlying said bottom wall and having an upper surface generally parallel to the lower surface of said bottom wall with the bottom portion thereof parallel to the plane of said upper surface of said bottom wall, means rotatably connecting said body portion and said support member for rotation about a central vertical axis with said means being positioned entirely within the axial extent of said body portion and said support member.

2. A device as set forth in claim 1 in which said annular portion is provided with an axially extending cup handle receiving slot extending downwardly from the upper edge thereof.

3. A device as set forth in claim 1 including a magnet positioned subjacent said support member and having its lower surface generally coplanar with the bottom portion of said support member.

4. A device as set forth in claim 3 in which said support member is provided with a cavity to receive said magnet, and said annular portion is provided with a slot extending axially downwardly from the upper edge thereof, with said slot having a generally V-shaped configuration.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,026,159 3/1962 Miller et a1. 108-157 2,091,518 8/1937 Murphy 248-3 11 2,217,514 10/ 1940 Henry.

2,307,882 1/1943 Freud et a1. 248-311 2,719,414 10/ 1955 Davis 248-302 2,796,068 6/1957 Healy.

2,844,909 7/ 1958 Perchinsky 248-3461 3,021,638 2/ 1962 Kristek 248188.2 3,268,198 8/ 1966 Swett 248346.l

FOREIGN PATENTS 1,271,112 7/ 1961 France.

MARION PARSONS, JR., Primary Examiner US. Cl. X.R. 248206, 346.1

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U.S. Classification248/131, 248/500, 248/346.11
International ClassificationA47G23/02, A47G23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G23/0225, A47G2200/106
European ClassificationA47G23/02A2B