Drinking container

  • US 7,080,752 B2
  • Filed: 11/19/2001
  • Issued: 07/25/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/08/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A drinking container for assisting a disabled person in drinking a fluid by reducing the degree of tilt necessary to drain the fluid from the container into the person'"'"'s mouth comprising:

  • a fluid holding vessel having an upper rim and a closed bottom, said upper rim having an opening through at least a sipping region thereof,a fluid diverter member contiguous with an inner surface and said bottom of said vessel, said diverter member sloping downward substantially from said sipping region of said rim toward an opposing side of said vessel such that when said bottom of said vessel is pivoted upward about said sipping region of said rim, said diverter member compels fluid through said sipping region.

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