US 1340886 A
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N. B. GALLEGUILLOS. DRINKING. uTENslL.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 22, 1920. 1,340,886.
patented May 25,1920.
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y Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 25, 1920.
Application filed March 22, 1920. Serial No. 367,746.
T0 all 'whom t 'may concern.'
Be it known that I, NAVIGLIO BASSI GAL- LEGUILLos, a; citizen of Chili, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Drinking Utensils, of which the following is a specification.
One object of my invention is to provide an improved drinking utensil which will be so constructed that when used for drinking purposes a person in order to drink liquid therefrom will be compelled to suck the liquid through comparatively small ducts or passages so that before swallowing,
the liquid will have time to properly mIX with the saliva in the mouth rendering the liquid in better condition for digestive or assimilative purposes.
Another object is to so construct my im;
proved drinking utensil that when used as above described a portion of air will be sucked into the mouth with the liquid, and oxygen from the air will combine with the liquid in such manner as to avoid stomach disorders which often occur when a person merely pours liquid into the mouth and swallows large volumes of the liquid in an unadulterated state.
A further object is to so carry out the features of my invention that they may be embodied in an ordinary cup or glass within the thickness of the walls of the same and so that liquid can be conveniently sucked therefrom together with a portion of air as above described.
These objects, and other advantageous ends which will be described hereinafter, I attain in the following manner, reference being had to the accompanying dra-wings in which- Figure 1 is a top plan view of a drinking cup made in accordance with my invention,
Fig. 2 is an elevation of said cup shown partly in section; the section being taken on the line 2 2 of Fig. 1,
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary top plan view showing a slightly modified form of my in vention embodied in a cup,
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary elevation partly in section; the section being taken on the line 1- 1 ofl Fig. 3,
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary top plan view showing another modified form of my invention embodied within a'cup, and
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary sectional elevation taken on the line 6 6 of Fig. 5.
Referring to Figs. 1 and 2, 7 represents a cup or similar utensil which may be made of glass, china, porcelain or any other material from which drinking utensils are usu ally made and in the present instance the side wall 8 ofthe cup has a number of outwardly curved portions 9 leading downwardly from the top edge 10 and within the confines of each of these portions A9 are located ductsor passages 11 which are formed by molding orblowing the same within the side wall 8. The tops of the ducts 11 lead to the top edge 10 and the bottoms of the ducts open into the cup adjacent the bottom thereof. @ther ducts or passages 12 are formed within the wall 10 between they groups of ducts 11; said ducts 12 curving downwardly and having their ends 13y lead ing to the top edge 10 adjacent the group of ducts 11 within the confines of the portions 9. These ducts 12 have openings 14 which communicate with the atmosphere at the outside of the cup; said openings being positioned between adjacent portions 9 and a sufficient distance below the top edge 10 so as not to be closed during the use of the utensil. Thus each of the curved portions 9 contains the open top ends of a group of the ducts 11 and ducts 13 as clearly shown in Fig. 1.
In the use of the device above described a person with the mouth embracing one of the curved portions 9 sucks through the ducts 11 and 13 and in so doing liquid from within the cup will pass upwardly through the ducts 11 and air will be drawn into the mouth through the ends 13 of the ducts 12 together with the liquid. The sucking action causes the glands of the mouth to secrete saliva which properly mixes with the liquid and the oxygen from the air will also combine with the liquid before the same is swallowed; thus producing the above mentioned advantageous results.
In the form of my invention shown in Figs. 3 and 4 I have illustrated the wall of the utensil bulged inwardly as shown at 15 and provided with a single duct 11t1 which leads downwardly and communicates with the interior of the cup adjacent its bottom in the same manner as the ducts 11 above mentioned. The wall of the cup also includes air ducts 12a which are also curved l v*from the spiritk thereoigvandhence I do not limit myself to the precise construction yset,k
downwardly and these air ducts have their ends 13a leading to the top edge 10a of the cup in thesame manner as described inconnection with the ends 13 of the ducts l2.
Certain of the ends of the ducts l21ropenadjacent the top of the liquid ducts 1la so that a person using the utensil shown vin c Figs. 3 and l would place the mouth over the top of the portion 15 and the passage lla and adjacent. ends 13L of the air duets 12EL would be within the ,eonfinesof the mouth so that in sucking-'up through the duct 111L air would also be drawn intothe Vmouth through the ends 13a ofthe' air duets 12a.
InV the form of my inventionV shown in Figs. 5 and yG the construction is substantially similar to'that described in connectionr v with Figs: 3 and l With exceptionthat the air ductlQb is positioned in front o1 the liquid duct 1lb and extends vdownwardas the atmosphere. l While I have described my invention as taking a particular form, it will be understood thatr the various parts of my invention may be changed Without departing shownin Fim and has an opening 16 to fortln but considerthat `I am at liberty to make such changes and alterations as fairly come Within the scope of the appended claims. i if pj? Having thus described my invention, what I claim asnew and desire to secure by Letters Patent is i A1; A A' drinking yutensil of the charactenV cle-1 aiiiduct having another openingV tothe' atmosphere ';'f substantially( as described.
Injtestimony'whereof I have signed my Vnameto' this 'specification in the presence of two subscribing 'Witnesses 1 Y U y NAVIGLIO BASSI GALLEGUILLOSV IlfTitnesses:Y
CoNsTANTINn YlVloN'rAJAI7 f VILLIAM M. HoPrIN.