The patent for the Hip-Sip has been accepted by the US patent office. This is an excerpt from that filing.

Claims in the patent.

1. A stemware holder that clips over a wearer's clothing comprising: a cradle that is composed of a loop of metal or a bowl shape, with a connection to a clip that is slipped over the wearer's belt or pant top. A clip element that is wide enough to keep the invention's cradle normal to the wearer's body A connecting element that is angled to place the cradle nearly parallel to the ground.

2. The invention of claim 1 wherein the connecting element is either one piece or fused to maintain the shape of the cradle under load. The connecting element is generally curved away from the body of the wearer to hold the cradle away from the wearer so that nearly any size stemware vessel can be used, including large goblets typically used for red wine. The connecting section curve is such that the cradle is supported roughly parallel to the ground.

3. The invention of claim 2 wherein the clip portion is typically a ā€œUā€ shaped piece with the section nearest the wearer designed to slip neatly over the edge of the wearer's clothing, and extending down roughly half the distance of the outer section of the clip portion. The outer section is extended down the outside of the wearer's garment and is basically suspended from said garment such that gravity will tend to keep the invention at a normal angle to the ground. The clip portion is also wide enough to keep the invention from swaying around the wearer's body.


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