US 1846763 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
23, 1932. B. L. SCQ EFER I 1,846 763 COMBINED BOTTLE AND EYECUP Filed March 22, 1930 Patented Feb. 23, 1932 UNITED STATES BRYAN L. SCHAEFER, or nn'rnorr, MICHIGAN oomnmnn BOTTLE AND: EYEoUr Application filed March 22, 1930. Srial' No. 438,197. i
This invention relates to an improved form of receptacle having an included applicator. One of the principal objects of the inven tion consistsin the relative dispositions of the receptacle and applicator whereby the entire weight of the receptacle and contents is not brought to bear adjacent that portion of the body being treated.
More specifically stated the receptacle and applicator are provided with a communicating passage designed to permit the passage of the fluid in both directions both before and after the treatment whereby the medicant will not be applied to other parts of the body, nor drip upon the clothing of the user but may return to the receptacle upon the occasion of the applicator being released from the body.
WVith the above and other objects in view, the invention further consists of the following novel features and details of construction, to be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the appended claim.
In the drawings Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view taken through the invention.
Figure 2 is a front elevation thereof. Figure 3 is a side elevation of the invention.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary rear elevation of the invention.
Figure 5 is a top plan view of the invention.
Figure 6 is a sectional. view taken on line 66 of Figure l.
Figure 7 is a fragmentary horizontal sec-- tional view taken through the adjacent portions of the receptacle and applicator.
Modern living conditions and habits seem to require some daily attention to the eyes in order to relieve them of the constant strain and irritation caused by close work, reading (especially by artificial light), motoring, wind, sand, small particles of dust, cigar or cigarette smoke, attending moving picture shows, sunlight reflected from snow, pavements or the water and by various other causes. In fact every one is subject to eye strain from some cause or other but very few persons do anything to relieve the strain because of the ineflicient. and inconvenient methattempting to pour the eye wash back into the bottle from a separate cup. The particular eye wash to be supplied and sold. with this device, being antiseptic, can be used over and overwithout danger of infection and at the same time, willassist in arresting any infection that might already be present in the eye.
Referring to the drawingsin detail wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding'parts, the reference character 10 indicates a receptacle or'ibottle of suitable size and shape to facilitate its being conveniently grasped and held by one hand without tiring.
The applicator, referred to in the foregoing and as indicated at 11, may be in the nature of an eye cup having the periphery thereof shaped in the manner suggested in Figures 6 and 7 of the drawings. One of the cardinal features of the invention resides in the combining of the receptacle and applicator for purposes which will he better understood in the following description of the invention. The connection taking place between the receptacle andapplicator eye cup resides in the provision of a partition 12, forming an appropriate portion of the closure or top of the receptacle and the bottom wall of the applicator or eye cup. It is obviously apparent from experience in the pastand from the adequate illustrations in the drawings that the interior of the applicator is to be of semispherical formation to conveniently accommodate the projecting portion of'the eye ball, lids and lashes andpermit freedom of movement whereby the utmost benefit may be derived from individual treatments. As shown the partition 12 and applicator are disposedupwardly and outwardly at an inclination with respect to the vertical center of the receptacle proper. The partition is furthermore provided with a central longitudinally tapering opening or port 13 to accommodate a closure in the nature of a cork 14 having a cork screw 15 and finger engaging ring 16. In this way the finger nails Will not come in contact with the cork to chip same whereby the antiseptic solution within the receptacle will not be polluted by fragmentary portions of the cork. 1n use, a finger is initially inserted through the eye of the ring 16 and the COI'kll: removed in the conventional manner. The user or patient then bows or lowers his head slightly and adjusts the applicator to his face and head about the affected eye. The hand, holdmg the receptacle and applicator in position, is then shifted upwardly and backward- 9 ly with the head until the eye wash or antiseptic flows through the port 18, into and filling the applicator. The lids and eye ball are then opened and closedand oscillated respectively in order that theantise tic or eye \wash may find its way around an about the eye ball to treat the affected parts. While the invention is in use, it is to benoted that the receptacle will occupy a position closely resembling that of a true horizontal whereby 39;: the major portion of the weight of the entire device will be relieved from the face and head of the user and the entire weight of the contents of the bottle will not rest on the ball of the eye being treated. If it is desired to 5discard the eye wash after each treatment the device herein described can be tilted to the side until a quantity of the eye wash is in the cup. The cork can then be replaced, the eye wash applied and then discarded after which ;the cork-screw should be replaced in the cork.
The invention is susceptible of various changes in its form, proportions and minor details of construction, and the right is herein ;;reserved to make such changes as properly fall within the scope of the appended claim.
Having described the invention what is claimed is: I
A combined receptacle and applicator therefor comprising a concaved partition an gularl-y disposed therebetween and forming the bottom wall of the applicator, said partition having an aperture establishing communication between the receptacle and applicator, and a closure detachably positioned within said aperture through the applicator.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
BRYAN L. SGHAEFER.