Patent application title: Tower display and dispenser of shaped stacked sugars
Marian Denise Cook (Ward, CO, US)
IPC8 Class: AA47F700FI
Class name: Article dispensing with casing or support
Publication date: 2015-04-02
Patent application number: 20150090734
The tower display and dispenser of shaped stacked sugars is a food and
beverage apparatus that serves to provide a more elegant and functional
way to store, display, and consume sugars in coffee, tea, alcoholic
beverages and other such items. The invention consists of an acrylic
display of base, cover, and dispenser enclosing custom-molded sugars with
holes in their respective centers so can be securely stacked. The base
and cover provide cover for infrequent access and may be removed to allow
the dispenser to stand independently for more frequent access.
1. The inventor claims independent uniqueness in design and function of
the tower display and dispenser of shaped stacked sugars.
CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
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STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT
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REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING, A TABLE, OR A COMPUTER PROGRAM LISTING COMPACT DISC APPENDIX
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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
 The tower display and dispenser of shaped stacked sugars applies to classification 099-3742 as is a food and beverage apparatus. It serves to provide a more elegant and functional way to store, display, and consume sugars in coffee, tea, alcoholic beverages and other such items.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
 The tower display and dispenser of shaped stacked sugars is comprised of acrylic display and sugar components: the 1) base, 2) cover, 3) dispenser, and 4) sugars (please reference FIGS. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in Drawings submission). The base and cover serve to enclose the dispenser and sugars for protection when not in immediate or frequent use (e.g. on a kitchen counter). The dispenser and sugars can be independently displayed outside of the base and cover for a smaller footprint and more accessible presentation where sugar retrieval is more frequent (e.g. on tables at an event). The objective of the invention is to provide a more functional and elegant way to store, display, and consume sugars with the custom gourmet design of the sugars themselves being a new take on the sugar cube.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING
 FIG. 1. Side view of the dispenser seated in base with cover on.
 FIG. 2. Side view of dispenser with cover and base removed.
 FIG. 3. Top view of base.
 FIG. 4. Top view of cover.
 FIG. 5. Top view of dispenser with sugars.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
 The gourmet sugars are custom-molded with a 7/8'' diameter hole in the middle of each to fit over the rod portion of the dispenser for various stacking combinations--shape, color, and relative position among adjoining sugars (e.g. spiral for non-circular shaped sugars). Approximately 64 1/8'' sugars can be stacked/displayed on the dispenser. To retrieve a sugar, it is simply grasped with finger and thumb and raised vertically over the dispenser rod. If the base and cover are in use, a prior step is to grasp the cover with one or two hands as desired and raise vertically to clear the sugars for access. Additionally, both the cover and base may be set aside for more frequent access. Once the cover has been removed the dispenser may then be lifted from the base and set independently. All components less the sugars themselves are high-quality polished acrylic manufactured via a laser-cut molding process for smooth fit and stability.
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