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Patent: To Hold Your Drink.
Patent: To Hold Your Drink. | Jack. W. Lewis, Sulphur Springs, cupholder,patent, 8220763, Adjustable Beverage Holder,tyl_txbz, txrkn_txbz,

Jack W. Lewis of Sulphur Springs, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,220,763 for “Adjustable Beverage Holder.”

Texas Patent of the Week:  A Texas man has devised a new way to hold your drink.

Jack W. Lewis of Sulphur Springs, Texas, recently received U.S. Patent 8,220,763 for “Adjustable Beverage Holder.”

Lewis applied for the patent more than four years ago on April 24, 2008.

His invention relates to the field of beverage and cup holders, according to the patent documents.

People have demonstrated the desire to consume beverages and snacks, contained in cans, bottles, cups, packages and the like in cars or other vehicles or mobile transportation means, at or near sporting events, and in other locations remote from the dining room.

Consequently, various devices have been disclosed for holding beverages and snacks in a secure manner so as to avoid spillage in such remote locales. However, there is a continuing need for improved devices adapted for this purpose.

Lewis’ invention is a holder comprising a frame support and a covering encasing the frame support. The frame comprises a ductile material which can be conformed to a portion of the shape of an object to be secured in the holder.

The holder has one or more flaps. In a preferred embodiment, the holder comprises 2-6, preferably four flaps having a configuration defined by the frame support. One of the flaps serves as an attachment means to secure the holder to a desired structural support.

The holder may serve as a holder of a variety of objects such as, for example, cans, bottles, cups, boxes, packages, and tools. The holder may be provided with a feature which allows one or more holders to be used in conjunction with each other.