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Publication numberUS1965227 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 3, 1934
Filing dateNov 21, 1932
Priority dateNov 21, 1932
Publication numberUS 1965227 A, US 1965227A, US-A-1965227, US1965227 A, US1965227A
InventorsGrace Fiero
Original AssigneeVenus Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Absorbent pack for bottles
US 1965227 A
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G. FIERO ABSORBENT PACK FOR BOTTLES Filed Nov. 2l, 1932 July 3, 1934.

w ATTORNEY- van@ Patented `uly 3, 1934 UNITED STATES ,BSORBENT :PACK -FOR BOTTLES Grace Fiero, New ".York, N. Y., assignor to Venus Corporation, New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application November 21, 1932, Serial No. 643,579

y Claims.

'.Myinventionrelat'es to a 'pack envelope or casingfor .fragile liquid containers, such, for instance, as i glass bottles.

.Inmaking journeys, persons frequently find it t5 vnecessary or desirable to take along toilet liquids,

.lotions,:medicines and the like. NThe bottles'con- .taining theseliquids are usually put into valises, handbags, trunks, and the like along with-various articles of .clothing and personal accessories. Due .to jostling crowds, rough handling and transport, bottles carried Ain 'this manner are frequently broken with :the result that the liquid Ycontents thereof saturates and soils the clothing and other articles Within the carrying bag or piece of luggage.

The .purpose and object of my invention are to provideforza bottle of vliquid lan 'encasing device 'embodying a novellyconstructedpack or wrapping adapted, `in `the event the bottle is broken, `to 20 absorb .the 'freed liquid and to keep the same Withintheencasing device so-that the contents of vthe carrying bag or :luggage cannot become soiled or. damaged byreason of bottle breakage.

Another object of the invention is to provide a constructionof the'character described, in which .the absorbent .pack or Awrapping'may be readily :removable forv drying .or forlreplacement.

. With theforegoing and other V.objects in view, the invention consists .inthe construction 'and 'relative arrangement of.: parts so combined vasrto coact and cooperate With each other inthe perforrnance 0f '.thefunctionspan'd the .accomplishment of the results hereinfcontemplated,jandithe invention comprises inits vevolvement the simple :and .practical example .illustrated inthe vaccom- .'panying drawing,'wherein;similar.reference-characters designate corresponding parts .throughout .the several views, Aand inv which:-'

Figure 1 is a side elevational view .ofthe .bag showing partially broken 'away a packenvelope embodying the invention;

.Fig. 2 is a perspective viewfofithe pack or Wrapping portion of the device, removed .from :the envelope;

.-Fig. 3 is an venlarged .transverse section taken on the line 3 3 Aof Fig. 2; and

Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view taken on the 1ine14-4 of Fig. 1. Y

Referring with more particularity to the accom- ,50 panying drawing, the device of my invention comprises ink general Van -envelope or casing .section .a

'inthe formof abag body-.and an absorbent pack .orwrappingsection :bin the form of `a bagxbody made of :a size tot wholly Withinand to'beaen- L55 cased bythesaidsectionf.

(Cl. ISO-52) To carry :forward the objects. of the invention, the said section a. should be capable of contain- .ing liquid,.1andto this end it is produced either from rubber vor ywaterproof zmaterial. In assembling andmaking up this bag body section, .the 0 ysame may consist of a single pieceof .material or oi .several pieces connected in water-tight .manner .by any :well-known vulcanizing process, `sewingror the like.

In the present embodiment, Y the section a is .represented as consisting of two .flayersof material 10 `and .11. of which the outer .layer 110y consists of .iiexible yielding fabric, .while .the inner layer l1 consists of thin rubber material. This bag section a is providedat its top with amouth-opening 12 of a size sufcient to Y70 permit installation or removal of the bag sectionA b .and as well of the bottle c, it being observed from Fig. Athatwhen these parts are assembled foruse, :the .bag section b is encasedby thesection a .trate absorbent cotton '1.3' packed within the .chamber .13 between the vinner fand `outer bag .bodies.b and b. Said bag bodies b `and b are made from thin rubber material or any suitable waterproof material; either in one piece or in :several pieces suitably vulcanized together or united zby sewing. Thesetvvo bag bodies at their top ends, are united at 14 (Fig. 4) so as to pro- Videa mouth-opening 15 through which to insert or remove the bottle c. `In the present embodirvment, the bag body b is represented as consist- .ing .of .a layer of thin rubber material 16 and a layer of thin fabric 1'7, it being noted that the layer of :rubber denes the `bottle chamber '18, 'whereas' the fabric layer 1'7 comes adjacent the absorbent cotton. The outer bag body b' is :herein Arepresented as :consisting `of a flexible yieldable fabric 19 faced at its inner side adja- .cent the cotton lbatting with a thin rubberlining i20. It maybe notedihere in passing that either one orboth of theibagbodies b and b", Amay consist of exible yielding fabric having a` coating or sheathing of thin rubber.

.According to -an'` important feature of my invention, the rubber layer 16 of the inner bag b is provided with apertures 2l in spaced-apart relation. Through this provision and with the layer 17 being composed of liquid permeable material, if the bottle c is broken, the liquid contents thereof released in the bottle chamber 18 will gradually pass through the openings 21 and seep through the layer 17 to the chamber 13 where it will be imbbed by the absorbent cotton. It will be recognized that the double-bodied absorbent pack or wrapping section b and the encasing envelope section a provide substantial protection for the bottle c, safeguarding the same against breakage; and further that this construction and arrangement, in the event the bottle c should become broken, provide means for taking in or imbibing the liquid contents of the bo-ttle wholly inside the envelope or casing section a.`

In carrying the invention forward, a pack closure d in cooperation with the inner section b .is provided at the top end of the bottle. This pack closure, like the section b, comprises a doublebodied structure including an outer iiexible wall 22 and an inner flexible wall 23, connected and arranged `to provide an intervening space or chamber which is filled with absorbent cotton or the like. This pack closure, as shown in Fig. 4, is made in the form of a cap so as to surround the top end of the bottle and come like a surrounding apron about the neck c of the bottle and well below the cap c or other closure for the outlet end of the bottle. It will be noted that the inner wall 23 of this pack closure is provided with spaced openings 24 through which liquid may pass to the absorbent cotton lling the chamber between the walls 22 and 23. At or near its lower end, this pack closure may be equipped with means whereby to be drawn tightly around the neck c of the bottle; and in the present instance `I show a draw string 25 suitably engaged with the device for this purpose. The draw string may consist either of elastic or of non-elastic material; and in place of such string, I may, if desired, employ a resilient wire spring adapted to hold the pack closure tightly around the bottle neck and to be expanded suiciently to pass over the bottle rim and cap.

As will be evident, this pack element d is formed to serve as a cover for the top end of the bottle, the same having the function of absorbing any liquid which may leak through or around the cap or stopper provided at the top end of the bottle. As an absorbent covering for this purpose, the pack element d may, if desired, be employed on the bottle without the use of either casing section a or wrapping section b.

For the mouth-opening 15 of the section b, I may provide a flexible ap 26 adapted, when the .bottle has been inserted in the bottle chamber and tted with the pack closure d, to be stretched .across the mouth-opening 15 and tucked into the ,crevice or space between the pack closure device `for this purpose comprises a spring clip 27 which may be applied as shown in Fig. 4 so as to maintain the opposite marginal portions or lips 28 of Lthe mouth opening in tight frictional contact along a considerable distance so as to avoid any leakage of liquid from the construction.

It will be recognized that the invention herein disclosed evidences in its simplest form anencased absorbent pack with openings or passages leading from the bottle chamber to the surrounding absorbent material so that if the bottle is broken the freed liquid will gradually pass to the absorbent material to be taken in or imbibed thereby.

Adjacent their top ends, the casing section a and pack section b may be detachably connected by a lacing 29 which is interengaged with loops 30 on the outer face of the bag body b and with suitable eyelets 31 in the material of the casing section a. This lacing connection may, as herein shown, be at one side only of the structure, or

it may be provided entirely around the same.

With the spring clip 27 detached and the flap 26 drawn to one side, the bottle c with the pack l closure d can be readily inserted or removed from the bottle chamber 18. In the event, through the breaking of the bottle, the absorbent becomes Wet, the pack section a may be removed in its entirety for drying or replacement upon withdrawing the lacing 29, an operation which can readily be accomplished from the outside of the structure.

In describing my invention with the aid of the views above referred to, I desire to point out that I intend such views as merely illustrative of an example whereby my invention may be applied in practice, and I do not limit myself to the precise construction and arrangement of parts shown. The description of the views is, therefore, to be broadly considered as including substitute arrangements and constructions which are the obviously equivalent of those shown.

1. An absorbent pack accessory for a bottle or the like comprising a flexible bag having a chamber for accommodating the bottle and a mouthopening through which to insert the bottle into the chamber, said bag including an outside wall impervious to liquid and at the inner side thereof an absorbent packing for taking up liquid in the event of the breaking of the bottle, an absorbent pack element insertable through the mouth-opening and shaped to encircle the end of the bottle so as to pack and `hold the bottle in place, said 320 opening through which to insert the bottle into the chamber, said bag including an outside wall impervious to liquid and at the inner side thereof an absorbent packing for taking up liquid in the Y event of the breaking of the bottle, an absorbent pack element insertable through the mouthopening and shaped to encircle the end of the bottle for packing and holding the bottle in place and absorbing liquid, and a liquid impervious Y outer wall engageable about `said element and xed to the inner side of the bag for closing the end of the chamber adjacent the mouth-opening at the inside thereof.

3. An absorbent pack accessory for a bottle or the like comprising a eXible liquid impervious bag shaped to contain the bottle in its chamber y and having at one end a mouth-opening through which to insert the bottle, a layer of absorbent material overlying the inner face of the bag, a perforated liner protecting the absorbent material, means insertable through the mouth-opening for completely encircling the end of the bottle and affording a packing to close the inside of the mouth-opening and engage and contact the liner, and means for closing the mouth-opening exteriorly of said packing.

4. A pack accessory for a bottle or the like comprising a flexible bag having a mouth-opening through which to insert the bottle into the chamber of the bag, a flexible closure insertable through the mouth-opening to close the same on the chamber side and shaped to encircle the neck and end of the bottle, said bag and closure each consisting of outer and inner Walls With absorbent packing interposed between the same, each outer Wall being impervious to liquid and each inner wall being perforated to permit liquid to pass therethrough from the chamber for absorption by the packing, and means for closing the mouthopening at the outside thereof.

5. A pack accessory for a bottle or the like comprising a flexible bag having a mouth-opening through which to insert the bottle into the chamber of the bag, a flexible closure insertable through the mouth-opening to close the same on the chamber side and shaped to encircle the neck and end of the bottle, said bag and closure each consisting of outer and inner Walls With absorbent packing interposed between the same, each outer wall being impervious to` liquid and each inner Wall being perforated to permit liquid to pass therethrough from the chamber for absorption by the packing, a flap for the mouth-opening adapted to aii'ord and maintain an engagement between the bag and closure, and a covering for the bag for closing the mouth-opening at the outside thereof.

GRACE FIERO.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/521, 383/76
International ClassificationB65D25/26, B65D81/03, B65D25/20, B65D81/26
Cooperative ClassificationB65D81/03, B65D81/264
European ClassificationB65D81/26E, B65D81/03