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Publication numberUS2080439 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 18, 1937
Filing dateFeb 25, 1936
Priority dateFeb 25, 1936
Publication numberUS 2080439 A, US 2080439A, US-A-2080439, US2080439 A, US2080439A
InventorsSchaeffer Edward G
Original AssigneeSchaeffer Edward G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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May 18, 1937. E. GISCHAEFFER DOLL Filed Feb. 25, 1956 INVENTOR. and @Sdzaeffier Wfm ATTORNEYS.

Patented mi, 18, i931 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE I g has? I Edward G.8chacf fer,Brooklyn,N.Y. Application February 25, 1936 Serial No. 65,871 4 Claims. (01. 46-141) This invention relates to dolls and has particular reference to an improved doll which is capable of simulating certain natural functions.

This invention has 'in view, a doll which is so constructed and arranged as to be capableof receiving through the mouth of the doll, the gravitational flow of liquid from the nipple of a nursing bottle to a receptacle within the body of the doll providing means for the temporary storage of a quantity of the liquid therein, and the slow gravitational discharge of the liquid therefrom, while preventing the counterflow of the liquid to and the escape of the same from the mouth when the doll is inverted. I

The invention comprehends a construction of the character indicated which is applicable to dolls of compressible material as well as of hard composition or with a stuffed rubberized or water'proof body and which is capable of simulatingthe operation of drinking without ,the necessity of creating a suction within the body.

The invention comprehends a doll having mouth and discharge openings, a receptacle within the body and conduits connected with the mouth and discharge openings respectively and communicating with the said receptacle, the conduit from the mouth opening being so related with the receptacle as to prevent the counterflow of the liquid from the receptacle.

Another object of the invention is the provision of means which permits of the continuous and uninterrupted flow of the liquid through the doll without the necessity of creating a suction within the body thereof. l

' with the foregoing and other objects in view, reference is now made 'to the following specification and accompanying drawing in which there isdisclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention, while the appended claims cover variations and modifications thereof which fall within the scope of the invention.

In the drawing:

Fig; l is a longitudinal medial sectional view through a doll in reclining position constructed in accordance with the invention and illustrating a nursing bottle associated therewith.

Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view taken approximately on line 2-2 of Fig. l.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the liquid receptacle.

Fig.4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view illustrating a valve in the liquid intake conduit for preventing counterflow of the liquid.

Referring to the drawing by characters of reference, the doll which includes a body i0 and a head ll may be of any'preferred form and may be constructed of any desired material, or the same may be of hollow construction as illustrated in the present embodiment, having walls of compressible material or of hard composition, 5 or the same may be rubberized or have a waterproof finish. The head II in the present disclosure is formed with an opening for receiving the neck portion of the body which is provided with an annular flange I2 for securing the head in 1 position on the body.

In order to provide means by which the doll is capable of simulating certain natural functions, the head I l is provided with a mouth opening l3 adapted to receive therein the end of a nipple ll of a nursing bottle I5 from which liquid is adapted to be gravitationally discharged into the doll through the mouth opening. The head is provided-with a tubular boss l6 formed on the inner surface thereof in surrounding relation with the mouth opening l3 and which boss communicates with the upper end'of a conduit l1 and is sealed thereto by an adhesive or other means. The conduit I! extends downwardly through the neck opening of the body In and protrudes through an inlet opening I8 of a liquid receptacle ill with its open free end 20 located in spaced relation with the inner surface of the receptacle and terminating at a point substantially centrally thereof so as to prevent the counterflow of the liquid from the receptacle through the conduit I1 and the escape thereof through the mouth opening i3 when the doll is inverted or disposed in reclining position.

.The receptacle I9 is formed with an integral upwardly extending tubular collar 2| defining the inlet opening l8 and with a discharge conduit 22 leading from the bottom wall thereof, the free end of the conduit 22 having sealed relation with a tubular boss 23 formed on the inner surface of the body It in surrounding relation with a liquid escape opening 24 in the lower portion of the rear wall of the body III.

The receptacle l9 may be constructed of any suitable material or'in .any desired form which permits of the uninterrupted flow of the liquid therethrough. The same may be formed of rubber or any other flexible material so that it may be' collapsed in order to facilitate the introduction thereof through the neck opening in the body Ill. The conduit I1 is preferably sealed within the collar 2! so as to maintain the relative position of the parts and .to prevent leakage of the liquid received by the receptacle. By this construction and arrangement the liquid has a free and uninterrupted flow from the nipple through the conduit II to the receptacle l9 due to the fact that the cross sectional area. of the conduit is greater than that of the boss l6, while a level in the receptacle where it flows through the discharge conduit 22. 24 is of a restricted size so The escape opening as to cause the liquid to slowly seep out therethrough whereby it may be properly absorbed by a nether garment. By this construction and arrangement the joints between the body III and the head and limb members are not required to be liquid-tight as the conduit leading from the mouth opening to the receptacle l9 and from the receptacle to the escape opening precludes the escape of the liquid into the body.

In Fig. 4, the intake conduit 25 leading from the mouth opening to the receptacle 26 is provided with a check valve 27 interposed therein and which functions to permit of the uninterrupted flow of the liquid from the mouth of .the doll through the conduit 25 and. into the receptacle 26 and which prevents the counterflow of the liquid from the receptacle 26 through the conduit 25 and the escape thereof through the mouth opening.

What is claimed is: I

1. In a doll, a head having a mouth opening, a hollow body having a neck portion over which the head is adapted to fit and provided with an opening communicating with the interior of the body, and said body having a fluid escape opening in the lower portion thereof, a collapsible resilient receptacle adapted to be collapsed and inserted within the body through the neck opening and having inlet and outlet openings, a conduit connected to the head in surroundin relation with the mouth opening, extending into the interior of the receptacle through the inlet opening therein and terminating in spaced relation with the walls of the receptacle so as to prevent the counterflow of the liquid from the receptacle through the said conduit, and a discharge conduit communicating with the outlet opening of the'receptacle and connected with the body in surrounding relation with the escape opening.

2. In a doll, a head having a mouth opening, a body aving a fluid escape opening through the lower portion thereof, a receptacle in the body having inlet and outlet openings, a conduit connected to the head in surrounding relation to the mouth opening. protruding through and sealed within the inlet opening of the receptacle and with its lower open end extending into the interior oi the receptacle in spaced relation with the interior walls thereof so as to prevent the counterflow of the liquid from the receptacle through said conduit, and a discharge conduit communicating with the outlet opening of the receptacle and connected with the body in surrounding relation with the escape opening.

3. In a doll, a head having a mouth opening, a tubular boss on the inner surface of the head in surrounding relation with the mouth opening, a body having a fluid escape opening, a tubular boss formed on theinner surface of the body in surrounding relation with the escape opening, a receptacle within the body having an inlet opening in its top wall and a tapering bottom wall provided with an outlet opening permitting of the gravitational discharge of the fluid therethrough, a conduit having its upper end secured to the boss of the head with its lower portion protruding through and sealed in the inlet opening of the receptacle and with its lower free end extending into the interior thereof and so related therewith as to prevent the counterflow oi. liquid from the receptacle through the said conduit, and a discharge conduit communicating with the outlet opening of the receptacle and secured to the boss of the body.

4. In a doll, a head having a mouth opening, a tubular boss on the inner surface of the head in surrounding relation with the mouth opening, a body having a fluid escape opening, a tubular boss formed on the inner surface of the body in surrounding relation with the escape opening, a receptacle within the body having an outlet opening in the bottom wall thereof permitting of the gravitational discharge of the fluid therethrough and an integral tubular collar defining an inlet in the upper wall of the receptacle, a conduit having its upper end secured over the mouth opening boss of the head with its lower portion protruding through and sealed in the inlet collar of the receptacle and with its lower free end extending into the interior thereof and in spaced relation with the inlet and outlet openings to prevent the counterflow of liquid from the receptacle through the said conduit, and a discharge conduit communicating with the outlet opening of the receptacle and secured within the boss of the body.

EDWARD G. SCHAEFFER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/305
International ClassificationA63H3/24, A63H3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H3/24
European ClassificationA63H3/24