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Publication numberUS2024429 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 17, 1935
Filing dateNov 12, 1934
Priority dateNov 12, 1934
Publication numberUS 2024429 A, US 2024429A, US-A-2024429, US2024429 A, US2024429A
InventorsThomas W Casey
Original AssigneeSeiberling Latex Products Comp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Liquid receptacle support
US 2024429 A
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Deg. 17, 1935.

T. W. CASEY LIQUID RECEPTACLE SUPPORT Filed Ndv. 12, 1954 INVENTOR fio/wis' W. 09.95

ATTO RN EY Patented Dec. 17, 1935 UNITED STAT-5.5

PATENT OFFICE Application November 12, 1934, Serial No. 752,651

3 Claims.

This invention relates to supports for liquid receptacles such asareused with syringe attachments and the like and has for its primary object to provide a device which is simple in construc- 6 tion, eflicient in its purpose and inexpensive to manufacture.

Receptacles of the type referred to as now in use are usually made of rubber or metal and are provided with tabs, rings or books by which they are supportedupon walls or other suitable structures. It is further necessary to have a hook or nail provided upon the wall to receive the tab or ring of the receptacle and this is rather unsightly when not in use.- Furthermore, the hook or nail cannot be withdrawn without leaving a mark on the wall and consequently when the hook or nail is once driven in, the receptacle must always be supported in the same location. This, of course, is quite a handicap as very frequently it is impossible for different persons to utilize the same location for the receptacle. It is furthermore desirable to position the receptacle at different heights upon the wall or other structure, and the manner'of supporting the receptacle up to the present time hasmade this feature more or less impracticable. Then, again, with walls being constructed of tile and similar materials as the tendency now is, it'is practically impossible to drive a nail or hook into these walls without the danger of cracking the same;

It is therefore a further object of the present invention to provide a'suitable supporting means for the receptacle which will entirely eliminate all of the aforementioned objections and at the same time afford amplesecurity for supporting the receptacle at any desirable location upon a wall or other structure. V V More specifically the invention resides in providing avacuurn device suitably connected 'to'the receptacle and which may be secured upon pracmeans any surface and in any location without marringthe surface'and without danger of possible accidental disengagement.

, With'theobjects above indicated and other objects hereinafter" explained in view, the invention consists in the'construction and combination of elements hereinafterdescribed and claimed.

Referring to thedrawing, T

Figure l is a front'elevational view of one type 50 of receptacle embodying the present invention;

" Figure 2 is a transvers'e sectional view taken on line' 2-- 2"'of Figure 1 and showing one manner of detachably connecting the vacuum device; r

Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view similar to Figure 2 but showing a different manner of detachably connecting the vacuum devicef' 7 Figures is a transverse sectional view similar to Figure 2 but showing a still different manner of detachably connecting the vacuum device;

Figure 5 is a transverse sectional view similar to Figure 2 but showing the vacuum device integrally connected to a receptacle; and

Figure 6 is a front elevational view of a combination" receptacle embodying the invention. 5

In the drawing, l0 indicates'a liquid receptacle of the well-known open mouth type and in this instance is made of rubber material in any desired manner. This receptacle IU of course, may be formed in any shape-and made of any other desirable material including various kinds of metal, depending upon the purpose for which it is intended.

The receptacle I0 is, of course, hollow so that it will hold liquid andat thelowermost end thereof is a tubular extension ll adapted to receive one end of a hose I2, the opposite end being connected with any desired instruments such as a syringe (not shown). The upper portion ofthe receptacle I0 is formed with an open mouth I3 having a circumferential bead Id at its outer end to reinforce the same and the liquid may be introduced through this mouth into the interior of the receptacle in any desired quantity.

A tab l5 extendsupwardlyfrom and is secured at its lower end, preferably integral, to the bead M at one side of the mouth and has a reinforcing no It extending around its free edge. An opening ll is provided in 'the'tab 15 by which the receptacle lllis ordinarily supported. Thus far the description is of ast'andard type or rubber water bag for use with-a syringe or similar device. There are, of course, many other types of such receptacles with which the present invention may be embodied and therefore the one illustrated and described herein is for the purpose of simplifying the understanding of the invention.

In Figures 1 and 2, one form of the supporting device embodying'the present invention is illustrated. A vacuum cup N3 of suitable size has a recessed portion l9 adapted to be pressed against a wall or other supporting structure and is maintained thereon by the suction or vacuum created in the recessed portion. The opposite side of the vacuum cup l8 has a sleeve 20 secured therein which is 'interiorly screw-threaded. A thumb screw 2| has a threaded shank which extends through the opening l1 provided'in the tab of the receptacle l0 and removablycooperates with the threads of the sleeve 20. The outer end of the thumb screw 2| has a head or enlarged lateral flange 22 preferably formed integral therewith and is adapted to abut the body of the tab around the opening I1. The flange is knurled so that 5 it may beturned to securely clamp the tab between the flange and sleeve to prevent accidental disengagement.' The receptacle l0 may be disconnectedfrom the vacuumbup' l8by merely turning the flange 22 in an opposite direction until the thumb screw is disengaged from the sleeve.

In Figure 3 a different connection is shown wherein the vacuum cup I8 has on the side opposite to the recess IS an axial extension 23 formed integral therewith and a head or lateral flange 24 also formed integral with the outer end of the extension. In this arrangement the opening I1 in the tab I 5 is stretched over the head or flange 24 and becomes disposed around the extension 23. As the flange 24 is larger in diameter than the diameter of the opening l'l, the tab is secured against accidental disengagement. However, the

the opening I! in the tab I5 is inserted on the end of the extension 25 and the washer 21 is then forced over the end of the extension until it is seated in the groove. The washer is of larger diameter than the opening I! and consequently the tab is prevented from accidental disengagement from the vacuum cap. However, the same may be readily disconnected by merely removing the washer 21.

In Figure 5 a still different connection is shown wherein the vacuum cup l8 at the side opposite to the recess I9 is integrally united with the upper portion of the receptacle ID at a location indicated by dot and dash lines in Figure 1. This arrangement has many advantages over the others heretofore described, but principally eliminates the possibility of the vacuum cup becoming lost. formed integral with the tab l5 at the same location as that shown in the other figures or a plurality of such vacuum cups may be employed and located at the opposite upper corners of the receptacle to obtain more than one point of at' tachment.

In Figure 6 a so-called combination hot water bottle and fountain syringe is shown wherein the receptacle 2'! is of rubber material and adapted to contain a suitable liquid for the purpose for which it is intended. One end of the receptacle 2'! has a constricted neck portion 28 and an outwardly flared mouth portion 29, the neck portion being provided with an opening 30 through which the liquid may be introduced and which is interiorly screw-threaded to receive a screwthreaded plug 3|. Tabs 32 are provided upon the opposite ends of the receptacle and. are provided with openings by which the receptacle may be supported. A vacuum cup I8 is integrally united with one wall of the receptacle 21, preferably at a location remote from the inlet end as shown, but it should be understood that this vacuum cup l8 may as readily and effectively be connected to the tab 32 directly opposite to the inlet end in the manner shown in the other figures. r

When used as a hot water bottle, the plug 3| is employed as shown to prevent escape of the water therefrom, but when used with a syringe attachment, the plug 3| is removed and the screwthreaded end of the hose I2 is attached in place Furthermore, the vacuum cup may bethereof with the receptacle supported in the position shown in Figure 6.

In addition to the supporting feature of the vacuum cup I8, it has the further function, when the receptacle is used as a hot water bottle, of

heat applied suction when placed over a boil, carbuncle or the like. 7 7

As before stated, receptacles of this character as heretofore available have been very unsatisfactory from the standpoint of the user. While tabs and hooks have been provided for supporting the receptacle, it was not possible to attach the receptacle at any location which might be desirable. While it was true that a new nail might be driven into the wall each time the receptacle was to be used, this necessarily resulted in marring or defacing the wall, materially destroying the appearance of the wall. If to avoid this latter result, the receptacle be hung in the same location each time,.then it follows that it could not be used effectively by any and all persons for the purpose for which it was intended.

Furthermore, with the advent of tile walls and seamless walls, it was not possible or, at least, desirable to drive nails or other devices into these walls, 'so that the receptacle, of necessity, was hung upon door knobs or anything available in the room. This, of course, was even more unsatisfactory than the former method.

By the use of the vacuum device embodying the present invention all of these foregoing objections and disadvantages are eliminated and as a result thereof, the receptacles may be attached to practically any type of wall by merely pressing the vacuum cup against the surface on which the receptacle is to be supported. Furthermore, the receptacle, because of this vacuum device, may be attached at any desired height whichrenders it available for different persons, and when the vacuum cup is removed no mark of any character is left upon the wall. Additionally, the provision of this vacuum cup does not add materially to the cost of the receptacle. Many other advantages are found in the use of receptacles embodying this invention. 7

While I have described the preferred embodiments of the invention, it should be understood that I am not to be limited thereto inasmuch as changes and modifications may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

What is claimed is: v

'1. A liquid receptacle for fountain syringes and the like comprising a flexible, molded, rubber bag having an inlet opening at its upper portion through which liquid may be introduced and a liquid discharge opening at its lower portion, and a molded rubber vacuum cup integrally united to said bag adjacent said inlet opening.

2. A fountain syringe including a hollow receptacle for liquid, said receptacle consisting of a unitary, flexible, molded rubber structure formed .with an inlet opening at one end and an outlet opening at the opposite end and a vacuum cup adjacent said inlet opening.

3. A fountain syringe including a hollow receptacle for liquid, said receptacle consisting of a unitary, flexible, molded rubberv structure formed with aninlet and an outlet opening, and a vacuum cup adjacent the end opposite said outlet opening.


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U.S. Classification383/7, 383/11, 248/205.5, 383/901, 383/9, 248/311.3, 383/41
International ClassificationA61M3/02
Cooperative ClassificationY10S383/901, A61M3/0266
European ClassificationA61M3/02E