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Publication numberUS2090427 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 17, 1937
Filing dateOct 29, 1936
Priority dateOct 29, 1936
Publication numberUS 2090427 A, US 2090427A, US-A-2090427, US2090427 A, US2090427A
InventorsSample Warren M
Original AssigneeSample Warren M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle drier
US 2090427 A
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W. M. SAMPLE BOTTLE DRIER Filed Oct. 29, 1956 5 Sheets-Sheet' Patented Aug. 17, 1937 UNITED STArEs iATENT OFFICE 11 Claims.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in bottle driers.

Bottled drinks of various characters are usually chilled in ice receptacles and the bottles A are immersed i-n iced water with the result that 10 practically all of the water is removed from the sides and bottom of the bottle so that the same is delivered to a customer in a substantially dry condition for more convenience in drinking the contents of the bottle directly from the bottle or in pouring the contents into a glass.

Another object oi the invention is to provide a bottle drier of the foregoing character embodying a casing having an opening in the top wall thereof with manually operable clamp members within the casing that are lined with absorbent material and adapted to be grippingly engaged with a bottle inserted into the casing at the top opening thereof for the removal of water from the outer sides of the bottle, the

water draining from the absorbent members into the bottom of the casing for discharge therefrom to a convenient point.

With the above and other objects in view that will become apparent as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel form, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawings and claimed.

In the drawings:-

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a bottle drier constructed in accordance with the present invention and illustrating the casing with an opening in the top wall thereof for the introduction of the bottle to be dried;

Figure 2 is a cross-sectional view taken on 'line 2--2 of Figure 1, illustrating a bottle by dotted lines within the drying clamp members and with one of the clamp members illustrated in its released position by dotted lines;

Figure 3 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Figure 2;

Figure 4 is a horizontal sectional view taken on line 4 4 of Figure 2, showing one drying clamp member shiftably mounted relative to the other rigid drying clamp member;

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the bottle drying element removed from the enclosing casing with the shiftabley drying clamp member in its releasing or .open position;

V Figure 6 is a vertical sectional view of another form of bottle drying device wherein a drying pad constitutes a bottom support for the bottle, the shiftable drying clamp member being illustrated in its released or open position by dotted lines;

Figure '7 is a vertical sectional View taken on line 'I-'I of Figure 6; and

Figure 8 is a horizontal sectional View taken on line 8 8 of Figure 6.

Referring more in detail to the accompanying 10 drawings and particularly to Figures 1 to 5, there is illustrated a bottle drier comprising a bottom pan I0 upon which a casing is mounted that includes side walls II and a removable cover I2 retained in position on the side walls 15 by the screw `devices I3 shown in Figures 1 and 3, the cover I2 of the casing being provided with a bottle receiving opening I0.

The bottle drying devices are located within the tank and casing and include a base plate I5 20 having openings I5 therein as shown in Figure 5 to facilitate the anchoring of the base plate on blocks or feet I'I that space the base plate from the bottom wall of the tank I0 as shown in Figures 2 and 3, fastening screws I8 or the 25 like passing through the openings I0 in the base plate and feet I1 to enter a counter, shelf or the like I9 for the support of the device. The bottle drying devices per se include a cylindrical member longitudinally slit to provide clamp secy 30 tions 20 and 2 I, the section 20 extending through an arc greater than as illustrated in Figure 4 tomaintain the bottle in an upright position when the clamp members 20 and 2l oi the drier are separated. An absorbent or like lining 22 35 is provided for the drier sections 20 and 2I and may be anchored to the drier sections by a lacing 23 for holding the same in positio-n. A block 24 rises from the base plate I5 adjacent one end thereof and rigidly supports the clamping 40 drier section 20, the drier section 2l being shiftable relative to the section 20.

To effect movement of the shiftable drier section ZI a shaft 25 is journalled in the block 24 and projects from each end of the block into the 45 casing II, one end of the shaft 25 projecting exteriorly of the casing for the attachment thereto: of a hand lever 26. A rocker arm 27 is xed to each end of the shaft 25 adjacent the block 24 and within the casing II andreach 50 rocker arm Z'I has a link connection Z8 with the shiftable clamping drier section 2|, the links being respectively pivoted as .at 29 to the rocker arms 21 and also pivoted as at 30 to the shiftable drier section 2|. An abutment block 3| 55 rises from the base plate i in spaced relation to the shiftable clamping drier section 2l and in the path of opening movement of said section to cause the latter to tilt and assume the dotted line position illustrated in Figure 2 whereby the bottle B illustrated by dotted lines in Figure 2 may be more readily removed from the drying device. A valve 32 is associated with the tank Hl for the removal or", water therefrom.

Numerous roadside restaurants and gasolene service stations sell bottled drinks and the bottles are chilled by placement in iced water and the serving of the wet bottles to customers presents many inconveniences in the handling thereof. The device disclosed in this application is intended for association with receptacles containing such chilled bottled liquid so that when a bottle is removed from the iced water in a wet condition, the same is introduced through the top opening I 4 in the casing H for reception in the clamping drier sections 25J? and 2l, the open position of the drier sections including the shifting of the section 2| to the dotted line position shown in Figure 2. When a bottle B is placed in the casing, the lever 26 is manually operated to move the clamping drier section 2l into mating engagement with the stationary drier section 20, the absorbent lining 22 on the drier sections removing substantially all water from the exterior surface of the bottle so that the same may be delivered to a customer in a practically dry condition. The water draining from the bottle and also from the absorbent lining collects in the lower tank l0 and may be discharged at will to the valved drain 32. The clamping drier section 20 extends through an arc in excess of 180 and acts to retain the bottle B in an upright position after the drier section 2l has moved away from the stationary section 2D to facilitate removal of the bottle from the casing, the abutment block 3| causing the shiftable clamping drier section 2l to tilt and in no manner hinder removal of the bottle from the casing.

In the form of invention illustrated in Figures 6 to 8, a drying device is associated with the bottom of the bottle, the general construction of the casing and operating devices being substantially the same as the form of invention illustrated in Figures l to 5, a pair of bearing blocks 24a being provided for anchoring the rigid clamping drier section 20a and providing bearings for the shaft 25a. Rock arms 27d are carried by the shaft 25a and have link connections 28a with the shiftable clamping drier section 2 la. An arm 33 is mounted upon the shaft 25a intermediate the bearing blocks 24a through the medium of a bearing collar 34 and said shaft has limited movements independently of said arm and bearing collar provided by a screw pin 35 carried by the shaft 25a and projecting through the slotted opening 36 in the bearing collar. The arm 33 projects through an opening 31 adjacent the lower end of the clamping drier section 20a and carries at its forward end a disk disposed at the lower end of the cylindrical drier and upon which disk an absorbent pad 39 is secured. The shaft 25a is operated by the hand lever 26a, the initial movement of the parts when the shiftable section 2 la is in the dotted line position shown in Figure 6 being to move said shiitable section toward the stationary section 20a until thescrew pin 35 reaches oneend of the slot 35 in the bearing collar 34 and at which time the disk 38 upon the end of the arm 33 and the absorbent pad 39 will be moved upwardly a distance sufficient to compress the absorbent pad 39 for the absorption from water clinging to the bottom of the bottle. An opening 40 is provided in the base plate |5a for drainage purposes and also for clearance for movement of the free end of the arm 33.

From the above detailed description of the invention, it is believed that the construction and operation thereof will at once be apparent and while there are herein shown and described the preferred embodiments of the invention, it is nevertheless to be understood that minor changes may be made therein Without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

I claim:-

1. In a bottle drier, a. pair of clamping drier sections, one of said sections being movable relative to the other section, means for shifting the movable section, the combined sections being of cylindrical form and one of said sections being of an arc greater than 180.

2. In a bottle drier, a pair of clamping drier sections, one of said sections being stationary and the other section being movable relative thereto, means for shifting the movable section, and a bottom drier section at the lower end of the clamping drier sections adapted to be moved relative to both sections when the sections are moved into clamping engagement.

3. In a bottle drier, a pair of clamping drier sections, one of said sections being movable relative to the other section, means for shifting the movable section, the combined sections being of cylindrical form and one of said sections being of an arc greater than 180, and a bottom drier section at the lower end of the clamping drier i sections.

Ll. In a bottle drier, a pair of clamping drier sections, one of said sections being stationary and the other section being movable relative thereto, means for shifting the movable section, a bottom drier section at the lower end of the clamping drier sections, and operatively engaged with the shifting means for the movable clamping section for slight movement upwardly rela,- tive to the clamping sections when said sections are moved into clamping engagement.`

5. In a bottle drier, a pair of clamping drier sections, one of said sections being movable relative to the other section, means for shifting the movable section, the combined sections being of cylindrical form and one of said sections being of an arc greater than 180, a bottom drier section at the lower end of the clamping drier sections, and operatively engaged with the shifting means for the movable clamping section for slight movement upwardly relative to the clamping sections.

6. In a bottle drier of the character described, a casing having a drain tank at its lower end and a cover with a bottle receiving opening therein, a perpendicular cylindrical bottle drier within the casing beneath the top opening, said drier being longitudinally split to provide two sections, one of which is rigidly mounted in the casing and the other section being relatively shift- Y able, a manually operable shaft having rocker arm and link connections with the movable section, and means to effect tilting movement of the movable section when moved away from the stationary section.

7. In a bottle drier of the character described, a casing having a drain tank at its lower end and a cover with a bottle receiving opening therein, a perpendicular cylindrical bottle drier within the casing beneath the top opening, said drier being longitudinally split to provide two sections, one of which is rigidly mounted in the casing and the other section being relatively shftable, a manually operable shaft having rocker arm and link connections with the movable section, means to effect tilting movement of the movable section when moved away from the stationary section, and a bottom drier section at the lower end of the aforesaid drier sections and operatively engaged with said shaft to be slightly moved upwardly into intimate contact with the bottom of a bottle for the more effective removal of water from the botto-m of the bottle.

8. In a bottle drier, a pair of clamping drier sections, one of said sections being movable relative to the other section, means for shifting the movable section, a bottom drier section at the lower end of the clamping drier sections, operatively engaged with the shifting means for the movable clamping section for slight movement upwardly relative to the clamping sections, the connection of the bottom drier with the operating means being such that the movable section of the drier sections moves in advance of the movement of the bottom drier.

9. In a bottle drier, a pair of clamping drier sections, one of said sections being movable relative to the other section, means for Shifting the movable section, the combined sections being of cylindrical form and one of said sections being of an are greater than 180, a bottom drier section at the lower end of the clamping drier sections, and operatively engaged with the shifting means for the movable clamping section for slight movement upwardly relative to the clamping sections, the connection of the bottom drier with the operating means being such that the movable section of the drier sections moves in advance of the movement of the bottom drier.

l0. In a bottle drier of the character described, a casing having a drain tank at its lower end and a cover with a bottle receiving opening therein, a perpendicular cylindrical bottle drier within the casing beneath the top opening, said drier being longitudinally split to provide two sections, one of which is rigidly mounted in the casing and the other section being relatively shiftable, a manually operable shaft having rocker arm and link connections with the movable section, means to effect tilting movement of the movable section when moved away from the stationary section, the connection of the bottom drier with the operating means being such that the movable section of the drier sections moves in advance of the movement of the bottom drier.

1I. In a bottle drier of the character described, a casing having a drain tank at its lower end and a cover with a bottle receiving opening therein, a perpendicular cylindrical bottle drier within the casing beneath the top opening, said drier being longitudinally split to provide two sections, one of which is rigidly mounted in the casing and the other section being relatively shiftable, a manually operable shaft having rocker arm and link connections with the movable section, means to effect tilting mov-ement of the movable section when moved away from the stationary section, a bottom drier section at the lower end of the aforesaid drier sections and operatively engaged with said shaft to be slightly moved upwardly into intimate Contact with the bottom of a bottle for the more effective removal of water from the bottom of the bottle, the connection of the bottom drier with the operating means being such that the movable section of the drier sections moves in advance of the movement of the bottom drier.

WARREN M. SAMPLE.

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EP0163826A1 *Sep 17, 1982Dec 11, 1985Miles Inc.Apparatus for removing liquid from the outer surface of a pipette tube
Classifications
U.S. Classification34/95, 34/146
International ClassificationF26B9/04, F26B9/00
Cooperative ClassificationF26B9/04
European ClassificationF26B9/04