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Publication numberUS2108863 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 22, 1938
Filing dateJun 3, 1936
Priority dateJun 3, 1936
Publication numberUS 2108863 A, US 2108863A, US-A-2108863, US2108863 A, US2108863A
InventorsKieft Abram T
Original AssigneeKieft Abram T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dish
US 2108863 A
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A. T. KIEFT Feb. 22, 1938.

DISH

Filed June 3, 1936 Patented m. 22, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2.10am msn' Abram 'r. inert, cm Haven. Mich. Application June s, 1936, Serial No. 83,324

dclaims.

My present invention relates to improvements in dishes and particularly to one which may be secured to a table, shelf or like support by suction.

One object of my invention is to provide a safety non-spilling dish that once having been forcibly placed on a table or other support cannot be tipped and its contents spilled. Another object is to provide a dish which cannot he slid from the table or other support without great effort and another object is to provide a dish wherein the contents will not become spilled while the dish is in use.

Other objects will appear from time to time in the specification and claims.

The invention is illustrated more or less diagrammatically in the accompanying drawing, wherein a Figure l is a plan view of the invention ill trating the dish as having three spaced-apart supports.

Figure 2 is a side elevation of my invention in position when lightly placed on a plain surface, with one of the supporting members shown in 'section.-

Figure 3 is a sectional view of the invention taken on line 5II50 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is an elevation of the dish portion with the yieldable supporting members removed.

Throughout the drawing and specification, like parts are designated by like numerals, and

l is the food container portion having extending outwardly from its upper side, annular flange 2 folded into bead 3 at the outer periphery and having in annular spaced relation countersunk holes 4. 5 represents yieldable or compressible supporting members for the food container portion which are secured to the underside of the annular flange 2. Yieldable supporting members 5 have extending around their lower portion outwardly extending flexible flanges 6 bounding and. sealing suction chamber 1 against the entrance of air thereto. The supporting members 5 are secured to the annular flange 2 by screw threaded nut 8 within the body of the supporting members 5 and oval-headed screw 9 passing through the annular flange 2 screwed into the nut 8 with its conical portion of the button head resting into the countersunk holes 4. i represents a table top or other plain surface to which my improved dish may be attached.

In the use of my invention, the dish is placed with the flexible flanges 6 of the yieldable supporting members resting against a plain surface, which surface may be the top of a table,

shelf, child's chair or other article of furniture, and then pressed against the plain surface with sufficient force to distort the flexible flanges 6 and expel -at least the greater portion of air from the suction chamber 1 which upon releasing the force exerted to distort the flexible flange 8 and expel air from the suction chamber 1, the flanges 6 to a more or less extent assume their original form and in doing so create a vacuum or suction within the suction chamber 1 and draw the annular flanges 8 of the supports 5 against the table top or other plain surface to which the flanges 6 are attached with such force that great effort must be exerted to lift the dish in order to remove it from the table or other plain surface and to slide the dish thereon or to tip the dish sufflcient to spill food or other of its contents. Therefore, dishes made in accordance with my present invention are particularly desirable for the use of small children, and having described the same,

I claim 1. In combination in a dish, a food container comprising a hollow pan-like dish portion having at its upper edge an outwardly extending annular flange with a" plurality of countersunk holes in annularly spaced relation, a plurality of yieldable compressible supporting members secured to said outwardly extending flange at said countersunk holes by a button head screw through said countersunk holes and screw-threaded into a nut embedded within the said supporting members, the said supporting members having at their lower portion an outwardly extending flexible flange and a suction chamber bounded and sealed against the entrance of air to the said suction chamber.

2. In combination in a dish, a food container comprising a hollow dish portion having at its upper edge an outwardly extending annular flange with a plurality of countersunk holes in annularly spaced relation, a plurality of compressible supporting members secured to said outwardly extending flange at said countersunk holes by a screw through said countersunk holes and screw threaded into a nut embedded within the said supporting members, the said supporting members having at their lower portion an outwardly extending flexible flange and a suction chamber sealed against the entrance of air to the said suction chamber.

3. In combination in a dish, a food container comprising a hollow dish portion having extending outward from its horizontal sides a flange with a plurality of holes in spaced relation, a

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plurality of compressible supporting .1 members secured to said flange at said holes by a screw extending through said holes into said supporting members, the said supporting members having at their lower extremity a suction chamber whereby the said supporting members are secured to a support by suction.

4. In combination in a dish, a food container comprising a hollow dish portion having a radial- 1y extending iiange' infesral therewith, a plurality of collapsible supporting members secured to said iiange for supporting said dish portion, the said supporting members having at their lower extremity a suction chamber whereby the said supporting member is secured directly to a support by suction within the suction chamber.

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Referenced by
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US2542400 *Mar 26, 1948Feb 20, 1951Dismat CorpInfant's anchored dish
US2553908 *Mar 23, 1946May 22, 1951Forman Family IncPlatter
US2554086 *Feb 24, 1949May 22, 1951Block Clarence FPet feeder
US2623369 *Jan 30, 1950Dec 30, 1952Haydu Bartley AAdherent dish
US2683974 *Sep 13, 1952Jul 20, 1954Brown Jack WChild's easy-feeding dish
US4869381 *May 6, 1988Sep 26, 1989Agner Ann HInfant feeder and support therefor
US20100276433 *Apr 30, 2009Nov 4, 2010Harold DauermanStabilized bowl
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/362
International ClassificationA47G29/00, A47G29/093
Cooperative ClassificationA47G29/093
European ClassificationA47G29/093