Patent application title: Wine Glass Service Tray
Félix Pellerin (Montreal, CA)
IPC8 Class: AB65D134FI
Class name: Tray type with aperture for article specified shape
Publication date: 2014-06-12
Patent application number: 20140158581
Disclosed is a service tray designed specifically for a particular type
of wine glass called "Porto sipper". The tray is comprised of a flat base
on which is attached securing containers for the glasses and said tray is
also comprised of carrying handles. The securing containers enclose the
glasses so they are stable, secure and stay upright during transport.
1. A wine glass service tray equipped with wine glass securing containers
that surround and hold the glasses in place while the user will still
able to remove said glasses, quickly and easily, by pulling said glasses
upwards. Said securing containers include a vertical slot to accommodate
the stem portion of Porto sippers wine glasses.
2. A wine glass service tray according to claim 1, including a base plate, on which rests the glasses, that is of rectangular shape and displays the glasses in a linear fashion.
3. A wine glass service tray according to claim 1, equipped with parallel carrying handles.
CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
 Not applicable
FIELD OF THE INVENTION
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
 Carrying the fragile wine glasses called "Port sippers" with common wine glass trays is difficult and risky because of the unique shape of said sippers. A common flat tray will not protect the said sippers from tipping over or sliding over caused by their small tripod type base and high center of gravity, resulting in glass breakage and loss of wine content.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
 The mentioned wine glasses tipping and sliding problem can be resolved by containers attached to the tray that surround and secure the glasses in place while the user will still able to remove said glasses quickly and easily.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING
 In drawings that illustrate embodiment of the invention;
 FIG. 1 is the top view of the embodiment.
 FIG. 2 is the elevation of the embodiment.
 FIG. 3 is the side view of the embodiment.
 FIG. 4 is the perspective view.
 FIG. 5 is a view of way of inserting the "Porto sipper" wine glass into the tray.
 FIG. 6 is a view of the "Porto sipper" wine glass inserted.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
 The tray illustrated comprises of four securing containers 1 that are attached, for example, by welding, to a rectangular base plate 2. Two U-shaped brackets 3 are attached to said plate 2, for example, by welding, and covered by handles 4. The said handles 4, for example, could be secured by glue.
 The four securing containers 1 could be, for example, made out of steel rod. The base plate 2 and the two U-shaped brackets 3 could be, for example, made out of steel or plastic. The two handles 4 could be, for example, made out of wood or plastic.
 Note: In drawings that illustrate embodiment of the invention, item 5 is a representation of a Porto sipper wine glass.
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