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United States Patent Application 20170127864
Kind Code A1
Houston, SR.; Reginald Bernard May 11, 2017

Stadium Snack Tray

Abstract

The Stadium Snack Tray is used for storing food when an individual is having a tailgate party either outside a stadium or in their home on which it is supported and a method for manufacturing same. The food tray is the core of the Snack Tray. Each tray will hold 5 oz. of the cooked food and store the food until it is ready to be served. The units will be able to be taken apart and washed and the food trays separated from the holding trays. These units will eliminate having to purchase aluminum trays and disposing of them after all food has been removed,


Inventors: Houston, SR.; Reginald Bernard; (Warner Robins, GA)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

Houston, SR.; Reginald Bernard

Warner Robins

GA

US
Family ID: 1000002019495
Appl. No.: 14/850963
Filed: September 11, 2015


Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: A47G 23/0633 20130101; B65D 43/02 20130101; B65D 1/36 20130101
International Class: A47G 23/06 20060101 A47G023/06; B65D 43/02 20060101 B65D043/02; B65D 1/36 20060101 B65D001/36

Claims



1. The base of the invention is made of plastic, the size of the base is approximately 28 inches wide and 35 inches in length. Holes are drilled into the base to secure The frame of the stadium in place. There are a total of 7 holes drilled into the frame of the base, 2 holes on each side of the holding trays that has 3 trays and 3 holes on the side that will have 4 trays connected to it. The base will contain 2 different field, Football and Soccer. These field will be screen printed on green felt and mounted to the base. There are 2 separate Stadiums built to accommodate the 2 sports that always have fans that tailgates. The base will be 34 inch in thickness.

2. The Utensil and Condiment tray are located in the long side of the Stadium Snack Tray and will hold folks, spoons, knives and serving utensils plastic or metal. The Utensil and Condiment tray is approximately 10 inches in height and 5 inches wide, and 30 inches long. There will be spaces inserted for the separation of each items. Each item will have an approximate space of 5 inches. The Utensil and Condiment tray section will have a hinge located on the back side of the tray. This hinge will allow the top to open and close. There will also be 3 holes drilled into the back of the tray for the nipples from the Stadium Snack Tray roof.

3. The Stadium. Snack Tray will come with a roof that will protect the food being stored inside the food trays, and will protect the green felt field. The roof will be able to be removed when any individual tailgater are ready to serve their food. The size of this piece is 23 inches in wide and 35 inches in length. There will be a arch in the front with a height of 2.5 inches. The roof will rest on the back wall of the Condiment and Utensil section and the nipples will fit inside the pre made holes. The roof will extent the full length and width of the Stadium. The invention will also come with a handle place on the top of the roof, and used to lift the roof on and off the Stadium Snack Tray.

4. Referring to the independent claims side one of the Stadium Snack Tray will have three back walls that is approximately height of 8 inches. There will be 13 dividers for the entire invention, with 4 for the section holding three trays and 5 for the center section that will holding 4 trays. Each food tray will be fitted with a lid that will be used to cover the client's food. This section will have 2 nipples at the bottom of it so that it will fit into the base to make it secured. The front inside wall of the base will be 2 inches in height and connecting around the field portion of the stadium.

5. Referring to the independent claims. The holding trays for the Stadium Snack Tray has 3 different sizes. The pieces are the side braces which is 8 inches tall, 6.5 inches long and has a down sloop of 20 degrees. The back wall is 8 inches tall 6.5 inches long and the width is 63/8 inches. The front brace is 2 inches tall and the length from side brace to side brace is 6.5 inches. There will be 10 different holding trays in this section.

6. Referring to the independent claims. The front entrance way is located between the Utensil/Condiment holder and side one of the stadium frame. The entrance area is approximately 10 inches in height, and 5 inches wide. The pillars represent the entry way into a regular stadium. The top portion of the entry way will be able to open where napkins will be stored. The section will have a hinge on to so that the section can open and close with ease.

7. Referring to the independent claims. The Food Trays for the Stadium Snack Tray will have 4 solid sizes. Each side will be completely sealed so that no food or liquids can drip or escape from the trays. Each tray will be 8 inches in height, 5.5 inches long and 6.75 inches wide. The holding rails on the front of the holding trays, (that will hold the food) will be 6 inches wide. Each tray will come with a fitted food cover tray. The Stadium Snack Tray is an invention that has never been done before. I am Requesting a Non-Provisional patent for 20 years so that it will remain safe.
Description



SUMMARY OF INVENTION

[0001] The Stadium Snack Tray is an invention that will be used for those that tailgate and have sports parties at their home. This idea will combine the party food into one central location. The Stadium Snack Tray will be made of hard plastic. The invention will be a model of a created football stadium with a Utensil and Condiment tray connected to it. This section size will be 5 inches wide, 10 inches tall and 30 inches long. There will be two different Stadium Snack Trays built. One for those football tailgating fans, and one for those high powered soccer fans. There will also be two different fields permanently mounted to the base of the invention.

[0002] The fields will be screen printed on green felt with the exact lines as the original fields. Both of the field will come with their own goal post, and branches on the side lines. There will also be a fake score board that can also be mounted on top of the stadium. In addition to those pieces, each team will have a place to insert their team flag. There will be a removable roof so that the food inside the food trays can be protected from the weather elements.

[0003] This invention will come in custom made boxes will carrying handles, and a vinyl carrying bag to transport the invention in case the purchaser needs to take it to a friend's house for a sporting event party.

Means for Solving the Problem

[0004] To achieve the above mentioned purpose, a first aspect of the present invention is The Stadium Snack Tray comprising:

[0005] This is a food storage unit for those tailgating either in a live stadium parking lot or at their home

[0006] Combines all the food cooked either in pots and pans or on the grill into the food Tray's inside the stadium.

[0007] A second aspect of the present invention is the stadium snack tray according to the first aspect, wherein

[0008] Said stadium snack tray further includes football and soccer material that will be permanently mounted inside and outside the stadium

[0009] A third aspect of the present invention is the stadium snack tray according to the second aspect, wherein

[0010] The stadium sections will be able to be taken apart and washed if any food, dirt or any debris get inside the holding trays or the food trays

[0011] A forth aspect of the present invention is the stadium snack tray according to the third aspect, wherein

[0012] Fitted tray custom made plastic bags will be furnished with each sold unit so that the food place inside the trays will be protected and will keep the trays from having to be continually serviced

[0013] A fifth aspect of the present invention is the stadium snack tray according to the forth aspect, wherein

[0014] The stadium snack tray will come in three different sizes. The larger sizes will hold ten serving trays, the second will hold seven serving trays and the smaller will hold five serving trays

[0015] A six aspect of the invention is the stadium snack tray according to the fifth aspect, wherein

[0016] The entire stadium including the holding trays, roof, food trays, base and accessories are made of food grade plastic

Advantageous Effect of Invention

[0017] According to the first of the present invention, since most tailgater's uses aluminum pans to store their food after cooking, which will be thrown into the trash after they empty the pans. This invention eliminates the cost of continually purchasing pans for storage.

[0018] According to the second aspect of the present invention, those individuals that love the game of football will have the option of purchasing the Stadium with a football field and the ones that love soccer can purchase the same.

[0019] According to the third aspect of the present invention, since the stadium can be taken apart it will be easier to transport and clean.

[0020] According to the forth aspect of the present invention, special storage bags will be provided for purchase to eliminate food wasting inside the holding trays and the food trays.

[0021] According to the fifth aspect of the present invention, The Stadium Snack tray will come in three sizes so that they will fit tailgate parties from one person to one-hundred people.

[0022] According to the six aspect of the invention, the plastic used to build each part of the stadium is in accordance with the food and drugs regulations for placing food in containers. All plastics are made of food grade materials.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

[0023] Page 1:

[0024] FIG. 1--

[0025] The nipple section that will insert into the base. Each extended nipple will be 1/4 inch thick and fit firmly into each hole in the base.

[0026] FIG. 2--

[0027] The holes that will hold the roof in place on the rear of the Utensil/Condiment tray. Each hole will be 1/4 inch circle.

[0028] FIG. 3--

[0029] This is the back wall of the Utensil/Condiment section. The top portion of this section will have a hinge on it for easy access to the product. The dimensions for this section is 10 inches in height, 5 inches wide and 30 inches in length.

[0030] FIG. 4/5--

[0031] This section is the top portion of the Utensil/Condiment Tray. The hinge that connects to the back wall, see FIG. 3, will connect to the top of this project. The dimensions for this section is 5 inches wide and 30 inches long.

[0032] FIG. 6/7--

[0033] This section is the front wall of the Utensil/Condiment Tray. This section front wall will display the name of this project plus, a design on the second side of the wall. The length is 30 inches, the width is 5 inches and the height is 10 inches.

[0034] FIG. 8/8A--

[0035] This section has two side walls that will connect the section together. Both wall will be 5 inches wide, and 10 inches in height.

[0036] Page 2:

[0037] FIG. 1--

[0038] This is the holding tray for the food tray. In this section all trays will be store before, during and after each usage. The holding tray is 8 inches in height, 6.75 inches in width and 6.5 inches long.

[0039] FIG. 2--

[0040] This is the food tray. In this section the purchaser of this idem will store all there cooked foods. This section will fit inside the holding tray for storage and usage. The food tray will measure 8 inches high, 6.0 inches wide and 5.5 inches long.

[0041] FIG. 3--

[0042] This is the food tray lid. It will protect the food from the outside elements. The size of the lid will be 5.5 inches long and 6. inches wide.

[0043] FIG. 4--

[0044] That is the handle to the roof. It will allow anyone using the stadium snack tray to remove it by that handle.

[0045] FIG. 5--

[0046] This is the roof. The size of it will be 23 inches wide and 35 inches long.

[0047] FIG. 6--

[0048] This portion is the nipples that will insert into the rear of the Utensil/Condiment tray.

[0049] FIG. 7--

[0050] This is the under carriage for the stadium snack tray, it will be made of lightweight aluminum and will fasten to the main structure.

[0051] FIG. 8--

[0052] This section will be explained in detail on page 4 and 5.

[0053] FIG. 9--

[0054] This section was covered and explained on page 1.

[0055] FIG. b 10--

[0056] This section will be discussed further on page 8.

[0057] Page 3:

[0058] FIG. 1--

[0059] This is the food tray lid. It will protect the food stored in the trays from the environmental elements.

[0060] FIG. 2--

[0061] This portion is the suction lock to the food tray lid.

[0062] Page 4:

[0063] FIG. 1

[0064] This is the nipple in the bottom portion of the holding tray that will insert into the base.

[0065] FIG. 2--

[0066] The holding tray will have two sections that will allow six food trays.

[0067] Page 5:

[0068] FIG. 1--

[0069] This is the nipple that will fit securely into the base.

[0070] FIG. 2--

[0071] This section of the holding trays is equipped to hold 4 divided holding trays.

[0072] Page 6:

[0073] FIG. 1

[0074] These nipples will fit securely in the base.

[0075] FIG. 2

[0076] The front entrance is designed to represent the doorway to the stadium. In this drawing the door entrance will be used to store napkins or paper towels. The top will open allowing everyone to excess the material.

[0077] FIG. 3--

[0078] The side walls to the door entryway section.

[0079] FIG. 4--

[0080] These are designs that will be put into the frame of the entrance way.

[0081] Page 7:

[0082] FIG. 1--

[0083] This figure show the entire stadium, see pages 1-6 and 8-10 for the details of each section.

[0084] Page 8:

[0085] FIG. 1--

[0086] These are the nipple holes 1/4 in wide for the insertion of the nipple on each section so the stadium snack tray.

[0087] FIG. 2--

[0088] This section will hold the football and soccer field. These fields will be made of green felt and screen printed.

[0089] FIG. 3--

[0090] This is the base. Every part of the stadium snack tray will fit on this section of the project. The width of the base is 28 inches and the length is 35 inches.

[0091] Page 9:

[0092] FIG. 1--

[0093] The handle will control the removable of the roof from on the stadium also allow a soft transition in the retuning of the roof.

[0094] FIG. 2--

[0095] This is a 2 inch arch way in the front and rear of the roof. This arch is part of the design in the roof.

[0096] FIG. 3

[0097] This is the under carriage for the roof. Aluminum designs will be place in the under carriage to improve the look of the product.

[0098] FIG. 4/4A--

[0099] This is also a part of the under carriage. This piece will fasten to the top of the walls of the stadium for a more secured fit.

[0100] Page 10:

[0101] FIG. 1--

[0102] This section will have 4 holding trays and 4 sealed food grade food trays.

[0103] FIG. 2/2A--

[0104] This is the roof undercarriage, it will be made of lightweight aluminum and will fasten to the main structure.

[0105] FIG. 3--

[0106] These hole represent the nipples that will fit tightly into rear wall of the Utensil/Condiment tray.

[0107] FIG. 4--

[0108] The cover roof is there to protect the food and the field from insects and the weather. The roof will fit into the back of the Utensil and Condiment tray. It will also cover the length and width of the stadium.

[0109] FIG. 5--

[0110] This is the food tray lid. It will protect the food stored in the trays from the environmental elements.

[0111] FIG. 6--

[0112] This is the food grade food holding tray. All food that is prepare can be stored inside these trays.

[0113] FIG. 7/7A--

[0114] This section is called the holding trays. This is the section where all food trays will be placed before, during and after all usage.

[0115] FIG. 8--

[0116] This are replica image of a stadium stairway.

[0117] FIG. 9--

[0118] The front entrance is designed to represent the doorway to the stadium. In this drawing the door entrance will be used to store napkins or paper towels. The top will open allowing everyone to excess the material.

[0119] FIG. 10--

[0120] The Condiment section will hold the packs of items like mustard, catchup, salt-pepper, and all other condiments in a pack. There will be cups that is removable to put the lose product in. This section will be accessed from the front of the unit. The Utensil storage compartment is used to store the plastic folks, spoons and knives. The compartment will open from the top.

[0121] FIG. 11--

[0122] This the base. All parts to this invention will be fitted onto the base.

[0123] FIG. 12--

[0124] This section is the field. There will be two fields made, one with a football scrips and one with a soccer scrips. The goal post will be permanently mounted of each sides of the field in the rear of the end zone.

[0125] FIG. 13--

[0126] This is the handle that will be made of plastic and used to lift the roof of the stadium section.

[0127] FIG. 14--

[0128] This is section will hold 3 holding trays and three completely sealed food grade food trays.

[0129] The Stadium will be made of hard 2 inch plastic. It will be permanently mounted to the base and will have three movable parts, the food tray lids, the food trays, and the stadium roof.

DESCRIPTION OF EMBODIMENTS

[0130] [Configuration of the Stadium Snack Tray]

[0131] An embodiment of the present invention will be explained with reference to FIGS. 1-13. FIG. 1 is a schematic view showing the structure of the Stadium Snack Tray according to an embodiment of the present invention is applied. FIG. 9 is the stadium entry doors, this section will also open in the top and be used to store napkins. FIG. 10 is the Utensil/Condiment section and it will hold all folks, spoons, knives, serving utensils. The second side of the Utensil/Condiment section will hold the packs of mustards, salt and pepper and etc. FIG. 11 is the base. It will hold the entire four sides of the Stadium Snack Tray. Holes will be inserted in the base so that their will be a tight hold on the departments of the Stadium Snack Tray. FIG. 12 is the field mortion of the stadium. It will hold a soccer and football field.

[0132] FIGS. 2 and 2A is the under carriage of the roof according to an embodiment of the present invention is applied.

[0133] FIGS. 7 & 7A are the holding trays, it will hold the food trays in place. FIG. 8 is a staircase the will extent from the field to the top of the holding trays. FIG. 6 Is the food tray. The food tray will be inserted into the holding tray before, during and after food is store in it.

[0134] Next is a detail configuration of the roof portion of the stadium. FIG. 13 is the handle so that an individual can lift the roof of the body of the stadium and is used to replace the roof of the body of the stadium. FIG. 3 is the nipples that will extent out of the roof and interlock in the back of the Utensil/Condiment Tray. FIG. 4 is the roof. This roof will extent 35 inches and be 23 inches wide.

[0135] Moreover the entire stadium will be safe to use because it will meet and regulations set forth according to the State and Federal Laws. [0136] 1. The Stadium Snack Tray, comprising: [0137] Food storage trays inside the stadium for convenience [0138] Storage lid to cover food [0139] Holding trays to secure the food trays

[0140] The roof to keep unwanted bugs and the atmosphere out

[0141] The inside the stadium fields that represent the sport that is being watched

[0142] The Utensil/Condiment tray for storage of folks, spoons, knives, etc.

[0143] The back walls that support the holding trays

[0144] The entry way to the stadium

[0145] The under carriage

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