US 1834978 A
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J. SHAPIRO 1,834,978
ICE BAG AND THE LIKE ARTICLE Filed Au 25, 1929 l NVENTOR Patented Dec. 8, 1931 moo: suma or Bac n. new YORK ICE and AND 'rnn LIKE .ABTIGLE Application filed August 23,1939. Serial No. 387,825.
This invention relates to ice bags and the like articles.
An object of this invention is to provide a flexible ice bag of the character described, adapted to lie fiat against the body of the user, which shall be positively leakproof and comfortable in use.
A further object of this invention is to provide an ice bag of the character described,
wherein the cover member is provided with a rubber washer, means for preventing looseness or accidental loss of the washer from the cover.
A further object of this invention is to provide an ice bag of the character described having means for conveniently tying the ice bag to the users body.
A still further object of this invention is to provide a neat, compact and rugged device of the character described which shall be comparatively cheap to manufacture, comprising few and simple parts, easy to assemble, and which shall yet be practical and simplc to a high degree when used.
Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.
The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts, which will be exemplified in the construction herein after described, and of which the scope of application will be indicated in the following claims.
In the accompanying drawings, in which is shown one of the various possible illustrative embodiments of this invention,
Fig. 1 is an axial cross-sectional elevational view of an ice bag embodying the invention;
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the ice bag, with parts broken away to show the interior construction; and
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary elevational axial cross-sectional view of a modified construction.
Referring now in detail to the drawings, designates an ice bag embodying the invention which is seen to comprise a body 11 having a neck portion 12 for receiving a cover 14. The body 11 is preferably made of leakproof flexible material, such as rubber, and is formed with a flat bottom portion 15 and overlapping folded portions 16 forming the }top of the bag and extending inwardly to provide a central opening therefor. Every portion 17 of saidtop portions 16 is folded upon itself and inserted in an annular-member 18 of substantially U shaped cross-section forming the neck 12. Said member 18 isprovided with an internally screw threaded portion 19 and parallel flanges 20 and 21 extending outwardly therefrom.
The folded edge-portion 17 preferably lies adjacent the screw threaded portion 19, and is tightly pressed against said portion by collar 22, said collar being held in place by a downwardly folded'bead 23 formed on the upper flange 20. It will-be noted that the collar presses down on a portion 24 of a bag adj acent'to the folded portion 17 to press the same against the flange 21. This construction causes the entire top folded portions 16 of the ice bag to be substantially flat and extend outwardly. Thus the ice bag may be placed fiat against the body of the user, making for a more comfortable ice bag and one requiring less space, and forming a smaller bulge than the elongated ice bags now in use.
The cover member 14 may be made of sheet metal or any other similar material, and is provided with an exteriorly screw threaded portion 30, adapted to co-operate with the screw threads 19 of the collar 12. is further formed with an annular depressed 8 Said cover wall 31 and another depressed wall 32, subs t antially at right angles thereto, forming recess 33, for receiving the annnlarmember Washer or gasket 35 adapted to be placed against the collar 12 upon screwing the cover on to the ice bag. It will be noted that accidental movement, shifting or loss of the gasket is prevented, due to the recess 33 formed for receiving said washer.
For conveniently attaching the ice bag to the body of the user, a pair of diametrically opposed'loops 36 are formed in the collar member 14. Saidv loops are provided with openings 37 for receiving ends 39 of strings,
cords, ribbons or the like, for tying the ice bag to the body.
strings to each other thus doing away with towels, bandages andother means now muse 1660, having an inner edge portion 17a stitched as at 17?) to retain the pleats. Said edge por-..
In use it is merely necessary to screw the cover on to the neck or mouth of the ice bag and then to pull the strings 39 or the like around the body of the patient and tie said for attaching the ice bag to the body. I g In accordance with the modified construction shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings, the ice L bag 1003 is provided with a top pleated portion 7 internally'screw. threadedportion; and a portion extending around said; annular folded edge and adapted to press said folded edge portions together and against said internally screw threaded portion.
Intestimony whereof I afiix my signature.
tion 17a is slightly thickened due to the superiinposedfolds of the, pleats and is received in a :neckmember 112a, preferably comprising a g 5a stamped sheet metal-memberlSa havingan 1} 15 internal screw threaded portion-19a and out :wardly extending flanges 21a and 22a, Said a flanges 21a and 220; are preferably curved or tapered and punched together to press against theed-ge portion to provide a leaka device in which the several objects of this invention are achieved, and -Wl11Cl1 is well use.
made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiment set forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein setforth-or shown in theaccompanying drawings is to be interpretedfas iling a pleated thickened inner edge portion forming an openingitorsaid bag, said-portion proof connection between said member 18a i ;-and the body 11a of the ice bag.
; -It will thus be seen that there is provide d adapted to, 1neet the conditions of practical e V @As various possible embodiments might be i icomprising superimposed .folds, saidginner 7 Q edge portion being folded upon itself so'that i a it'tends to assume a horizontal position, a member hav ng aninternally screwthreaded "portion and means for grippingsaid. folded portions to provide aleak-proof connection between said body and member.
2. An ice bag compr s nga 7 made, of sheet rubber having a fflat bottom,
the top of the being" formed of' super- 'impo'sed fo'l'ds' and having a thickened inner edge portionfsaid portion being; folded "inwardlyfuponitself so that it'tendsto assume a horizontal position, a n einl'ier having an internally screw threaded portion and means together to provide aleak-prooi.connection between said body and member, and a cover for clamping said. folded inner'edge portions for saidbag having an externally screw p fthreaded portion. screwed to said screw .threaded portion of said member.
. 3L A bag made of sheet rubber having a