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Publication numberUS1366789 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 25, 1921
Filing dateDec 10, 1919
Priority dateDec 10, 1919
Publication numberUS 1366789 A, US 1366789A, US-A-1366789, US1366789 A, US1366789A
InventorsGraham Andrew W
Original AssigneeGraham Andrew W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Liquid-receptacle attachment
US 1366789 A
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A. W. GRAHAM-- LTQUID RECEPTACLE ATTACHMENT. APPLICATION FILED 056.10.1919.

Patentegi Jan. 25, 1921.

UNZTED STATES @FFICE.

ANDREW W. GRAHAM, OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK.

LIQUID-RECE'ETACLE ATTACHMENT.

One important object of the invention is to provide a novel form of cover, caper stopple for bottles, jars and other containers or receptacles arranged-in such a inanner as to make it possible to convert any ordinary glass jar or household bottle into a hygienic and sanitary liquid container for use as a syringe, douche, feeding bottleor the like. A. second important object of the invention is to provide a combination cover or closure for the purpose having a novel construction whereby it can be readily attached to an ordinary container by a screw collar, Wire lever clamp, by friction or by any other desired means.

A third important object of the. invention vis to provide a cover, cap or stopper adapted to be applied to any ordinary container and having an outlet for fluid and an inlet for air.

A fourth important object of the invention is toprovide a combination container cover having; means for supplying air to the container to prevent the formation oi a vacuum as would be caused by Withdrawing the contents through asuitable opening or a hose connected to said cover.

A fifth object of theinvention is to provide an improved stopple constructed to convert any ordinary bottle or jar into a hygienic device to permit feeding of a pa tient through the rectum,j'ior feeding stock or the like. r

With the above and other objects in. view, as will "be hereinafter apparent, the invention consists in general of certain novel'details of construction and combination or parts hereinafter fully described, illustrateil in the accompanyingdrawings and specifically claimed.

In the accompanying dra vings like char Specification of Letters Patent. Patented J 31L 25 1921 Application filed December 10, 1919. Serial No. M3 912.

actors of reference indicate like parts in the several views, and: I

Figure 1 is a side elevation, showing the complete apparatus.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view, showing the iinproved stopple applied to a small mouthed bottle.

Fig. 3 is a similar View, showing the application of the device to a medium bottle.

F 1g. is a similar view with the stopple applied to a Wide mouthed jar andheld thereon by a screw ring.

Fig. 5 is a section. showing a modification arranged for application to one size only oi bottle. 7

In carrying out this invention it is intended to use the attachment in connection with any ordinary bottle or jar such as in dicated in Fig. 1 10, the bottle being provided with some means of holding it at an elevation such as typified by the band or clamp 11 and the'hoolr 12. In this vievv theattachment forming the invention is shown at 1 3, the attachment being held in place on the receptacle by the Wire clamp let and being provided with a tube or hose 15.

The invention proper consists of a body or base 16 having extending therefrom a series of receptacle engaging projections 1'7, 18 and 19 here shown as concentric, although it will be obvious that the arrangement may be varied. Moreover, each of these projections is hereshown as stamped, with a portion oi the base, fr in a single piece of sheet metahthe outer projection or annulus having its edge headed over. at it, so that all are held together firmly v thout soldering or riveting. However, other forms of construction may be used; as, for instance, the device may be die cast or may be molded from rubber, papier mach, hard fiber, celluloid or other material. in the present instance the inner annuli areslotted, as at 20, to form yieldable supports for compressible covers or rings of corlz, rubber or the like, as at 21. .Vithin th area circumscribed by the in her annulus or projection 17 is an outlet opening, extending through a tubular projectionfQS, forming means for attaching a rubber hose, pipe or tube. Also, similarly situated, is an inwairlly projecting tube 52%: carrying an inwardly opening check valve 25, the valve in Fig. 2 being a slitted rubber bulb, While that in Fig. 3 is a ball valve and that in Fig. l is a flattened rubber tube.

In Fig. 5 is disclosed a modification in which only the inner annulus is used, the modification being adapted for narrow necked bottles only.

In Figs. 2 and 3 the device is connected to the receptacle frictionally in the usual manner of a stopper, while in Fig. i the device is held on a wide mouthed jar by a screw threaded ring 26.

In using the invention any ordinary bottle or jar is filled with'the liquid to be used and the closure applied thereto. The device may then be inverted, whereupon the contents of the receptacle will pass out of the opening 22, while air will flow in through the inlet.

V'Vhen using the device for the purpose of administering an enema or douche the receptacle may be held in one hand, while the tube is manipulated with the other so that one may see whathe gets and get what he sees. Also the device may obviously be used for rectal feeding and for feeding stock, etc.

Attention is invited to the fact that, by

using this closure or attachment, a surgically clean glass vessel can be used as the receptacle or container, thus preventing danger of infection.

There has thus been provided a simple and efiicient device of the kind described and for the purpose specified. 7

It is obvious that many minor changes may be made in the form and construction of the invention without departing from the material principles thereof. It is not, there fore, desired to confine the invention to the exactv form herein shown and described, but it is wished to include all such as properly come withinthe scope claimed.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. A stopple for the purpose described consisting of a base and a plurality of proj ections extending to substantially the same distance therefrom and adapted to form closures for receptacles having mouths of different sizes.

2. A stopple for the purpose described, including a base member, and a plurality of concentric annuli projecting to substantially the'same distance therefrom to fit different sizes of receptacle mouths.

including a base member, and a plurality of the innermost annulus, the inlet passage be 'ing provided with an inwardly opening check valve.

6. A stopple for the purpose described, including a base member, and a plurality of concentric annuli projecting therefrom to fit different sizes of receptacle mouths, certain of said annuli being provided with compressible coverings whereby to insure close contact with the receptacle mouths, said base member having an inlet and an outlet passage within the area circumscribed by the innermost annulus, the inlet.

passage being provided with an inwardly opening check valve.

7.'A stopple for the purpose described, including a base member, and a plurality of concentric annuli projecting therefrom to fit different sizes of receptacle mouths, certain of said annuli being provided with compressible coverings-whereby to insure close contact with the receptacle 'mouths, said coverings being interiorly frusto conical in form, said base memberhaving an inlet and an outlet passage within the area circumscribed by the innermost annulus, the inlet passage being provided with an inwardly opening checkvalve. I

8. A stopple for the purpose described,

including a base member, and a plurality of concentric annuli projecting therefrom to fit different sizes of receptacle mouths, the outer annulus being of sufficient sizes to embrace the mouth of a ar, anda screw ring engageable with the stopple, and a jar mouth whereby to holdthe stopple thereon.

9. A stopple for the purpose described,

including a base member, and a plurality of concentric annuli projectlng therefrom to fit different sizes of receptacle mouths, the

outer annulus being of sufficient sizes to embrace the mouth of a jar, and a screw ring engageable with the stopple, and a jar mouth whereby to hold the stopple thereon, certain of said annuli being provided with compressible coverings whereby to insure close contact with the receptacle mouths.

10. A'stopple forthe purpose described, including a base member, and a plurality of concentric annuli projecting therefrom to fit different sizes of receptacle mouths, the outer annulus being of sufficient sizes to embrace the mouth of a jar, and a screw ring engageable with the stopple, and a jar mouth whereby to hold the stopple thereon, certain of said annuli being provided with compressible coverings whereby to insure close contact with the receptacle mouths, said base member having an inlet and an outlet passage within the area circumscribed by the innermost annulus, the inlet passage being provided with an inwardly opening 10 check valve.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.

ANDRE? V. GRAHAM.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/287, 220/373
International ClassificationB65D51/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D51/002
European ClassificationB65D51/00B