|Publication number||US1834672 A|
|Publication date||Dec 1, 1931|
|Filing date||Jan 13, 1930|
|Priority date||Jan 13, 1930|
|Publication number||US 1834672 A, US 1834672A, US-A-1834672, US1834672 A, US1834672A|
|Inventors||Austin Lucile C|
|Original Assignee||Austin Lucile C|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (4), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Dec; 1, 1931.
L. c. AUSTIN LIQUID DISPENSING CONTAINER Filed Jan. 15, 1930 M W w w m m -M a Patented Dec. 1, 1931 UNITED STATES PATENT J orrlcr.
LUCILE C. AUSTIN, OF UPLAND, CALIFORNIA LIQUID msrnnsrne conrnmnn Application filed January 13,1930. Serial No. 420,468.
There are many places, in which it is de- I sirable to have a heat insulated container from which liquid may be withdrawn as de sired especially for beverage purposes and wherein the container may be frequently changed for renewal of the supply. As an instance of this, hospitals find a need for such devices and of a character such that the patient, the nurse, doctor, or any attendant may draw liquid therefrom. It has been found advantageous to employ heat insulated bottles in which the beverage may be stored. The operation of pouring liquid from such containers is inconvenient. It is desirable to have some means whereby the liquid contained in the storage bottle may be withdrawn by operation of a faucet. Stands have heretofore been employed for dispensing beverages, wherein a bottle is inverted to make connection with a chamber having withdrawal lines controlled by faucets. However, such devices as have been heretofore in current use are subject to spilling of the liquid when the bottle is placed in position for operation. The present invention has for. its primary object the provision of a stand to which a bottle-like container may be attached and wherein the spilling of the liquid is avoided. Another object of this invention is to provide a stand having details of structure accomplishing the aforementioned purpose and which is compact, simple, light in weight and easily manipulated.
These objects together with other objects and corresponding accomplishments are obtained by means of the embodiment of my invention illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. l is a. side elevation of a complete stand with a container mounted thereon; Fig. 2 is a section as seen on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1; and Fig. 3 is a vertical section through the lower end of the container, plug and trap. 7
Referring more particularly to the drawings, 5 marks the base having upstanding standards 6 and? oppositely disposed. At
the tops of the'standards are finger members Sand 9 adapted to embrace a bottle 10 'on opposite sides' and' to frictionally engage the same. It is preferable that the fingers and standards be of resilient material or at least having some resiliency in order to hold the bottle stable. Extending through the standard 6 and supported thereon isa discharge tube 11 having at its end a faucet 12 for con trolling the withdrawal of liquid. The tube 11 has an upturned end 13 arranged to extend through an opening in cork or plug 1 1. The tube 11 serves as a support for the cork. The cork 14 may be of rubber or any other suitable material such as will effectively close the mouth of a bottle.
' Extending through cork 14 is an air vent tube 15 having its upper end at such an elevation, that it will approach the base of the bottle when the latter is inverted thereover. At the bottom of the air vent tube is a trap chamber 16, the air vent tube opening to the top of the chamber. Extending through the bottom of the chamber is an air inlet conduit 117 which ends short on the top of the chamoer.
The bottle 10 may be of any type having a mouth which will receive and fit over the cork 14 and may beembraced by the fingers" 8 and 9. In the present instance, a well known type of bottle is shown, namely, a he at insulated bottle. The bottle is filled withliquid to be dispensed and placed in position by inverting the stand and slipping the 35 cork into the mouth of the bottle. The stand and bottle are then invertedto the position shown in Fig. 1. Liquid may be withdrawn by operation, of the faucet, air entering through the vent tube by way of the conduit 9 17, chamber 16 and tube 15. Obviously, when the air vent tube is inserted in the bottle some liquid will pass into the tube 15 and will either drip therefrom or plug the tube restoring the stand with the bottle mounted thereon to its operating position as shown in Fig. 1. If no trap were provided, the liquid would drip onto the stand. With my structure, the liquid dripping from tube 15 will be caught in the trap chamber 16 withmo out interfering With the passage of air. Upon inverting the stand and placing the vent tube and cork in the bottle any drippings entrapped in the chamber 16 will run back 5 through the tube 15 into the bottle. Thus,
I have provided a dispensing stand associated with a bottle, such that it is cleanly and there is no wastage of liquid or drippings upon a base with resultant unsanitary effects.
What I claim is:
In a liquid dispensing device, a container adapted to be supported in inverted position, a plug for closure of said container, an air vent tube extending upwardly from said plug, a drip collecting trap chamber at the lower end of said air vent tube, a feed conduit extending into said trap chamber and 7 opening thereinto above the level of the bottom of said chamber, and a discharge tube forsaid container.
In Witness that I claim .theforegoing I have hereunto subscribed my name this elth day of January, 1930.
LUGILE o. Aus'rm
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|U.S. Classification||222/108, 222/481, 222/185.1|