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Publication numberUS2189587 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 6, 1940
Filing dateOct 15, 1936
Priority dateOct 15, 1936
Publication numberUS 2189587 A, US 2189587A, US-A-2189587, US2189587 A, US2189587A
InventorsLallement Lawrence A
Original AssigneeLallement Lawrence A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle carrier
US 2189587 A
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Feb, 6, 1940. L. A. LALLEMENT 2,189,587

BOTTLE CARRIER Filed Oct. 15, 1936 INVENTOR. LAWEE-NCE- A. LALLE-MENT ATTORNEY.

Patented Feb. 6, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 20 Claims.

This invention relates in general to bottle carriers and in particular to a cylindrical bottle carrier used in connection with a bottle washing and sterilizing machine. This application is a continuation in part of my copending application Serial No. 74,629, filed April 16, 1936, and relating to improvements in Bottle washer and sterilizer".

The object of the invention, therefore, is-to provide a bottle carrier for use with the abovementioned washer and sterilizer, said carrier having resilient bottle holding membersadapted to hold a bottle in inverted position, the carrier being capable of use with bottles of various sizes and. shapes without any change in construction.

When used in my washer and sterilizer, long rows of the carriers are advanced simultaneously through the machine, each carrier bearing against the adjacent one, making it imperative that the carriers be of a substantial and rigid design. It is therefore, a further object of this invention to provide a carrier of rigid outer construction, and having resilient inner members for carrying the bottles in an inverted position, the construction of the carriers allowing the bottles therein to be reached by a maximum of liquid discharged from the sprays in the washing and sterilizing machine.

Due to the manner in which the carriers progress through my washer and sterilizer it is necessary that they be cylindrical in form and it is a still further object of the invention to provide a cylindrical carrier adapted to roll freely on a declining surface.

Before being washed and sterilized, bottles are apt to contain corks and other foreign objects whose exit from the bottle must not be impeded. Therefore, it is another object of my invention to provide-a carrier devoid of any obstructions to the free passage of the contents of the bottles therefrom.

As far as I am aware, the prior art does not show an individual carrier having rigid outer circular members and resilient inner bottle holding fingers on which bottles of various sizes may be carried.

Further objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent by reference to the following description in connection with the accompanying drawing in which:

Fig. 1 is an elevational view of the carrier comprising my invention.

Fig. 2 is a vertical, cross sectional view through the same.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary, sectional view of a modified form of my invention.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary, bottom view of the bottle held in the retaining tips.

It will be seen that the tips 8 do not extend beyond the inside edge 9' of the'bottle opening and therefore cannot hinder the removal of foreign matter from the bottle.

In the modification shown in Fig. 4, adjusting screws l0 and lock nuts ll may be provided on the ring 2 to regulate the extent of movement of the portions 1 of the resilient fingers 5. Obviously the adjusting means may be positioned on the portion I with the same results.

Fig. 6 shows a further modified form of my invention in which the portions 1 have angular extensions l2 which prevent excessive movement of the resilient fingers 5.

From the foregoing it will be seen that I have provided a bottle carrier of rigid outer construction and a resilient inner construction whereby a bottle may be carried in inverted position, free from danger of breakage. While primarily designed to carry milk bottles of quart, pint and half pint sizes, the carrier may be ada ted to hold other types and sizes of bottles or containers.

With the use or my carrier the outer and inner surfaces of the bottle are exposed sufiiciently to be sprayed and washed in an efilcient manner. The carrier automatically centers the bottle therein and in combination with my bottle washer and sterilizer, the carriers are centered directly opposite a spray as they move through the device, allowing the bottle in the carrier to be thoroughly sprayed and washed.

It is obvious that changes in form, proportion and details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of my invention.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A bottle carrier comprising a pair of spaced rigid end rings, a plurality of spaced supports secured to and extending between the rings, resilient bottle retaining fingers secured at one end thereof to said supports, said fingers converging and extending toward one end of said supports and movably related thereto, the movable ends of said fingers each carrying a bottle retaining tip.

2. The structure as specified in claim 1, said carry the end of the bottle without obstructing the opening therein.

' 3. The structure as specified in claim 1, including adjusting means for regulating the extent or movement of said fingers.

4. The structure as specified in claim 1, including adjustable means at the tree ends of said resilient fingers to regulate the extent of movement or said fingers.

5. The structure as specified in claim 1, including angular members at the free ends of said resilient fingers to prevent excessive movement of said fingers.

6. A bottle carrier comprising a pair of spaced rigid circular end members, a plurality of narrow rigid elongated supports intermediate of and having the ends thereof secured to said circular members equidistant within the peripheral edge thereof, resilient bottle holding fingers having one end secured to the supports and extending longitudinally toward one of the circular members and inwardly toward the central longitudinal axis of the carrier.

7. A cylindrical bottle carrier comprising corresponding equal size end. rings, separating strips secured to and between the end rings, resilient fingers having one end secured to the separating strips, the free ends of said fingers converging toward one of the end rings.

8. A cylindrical bottle carrier comprising corresponding equal size endrings, separating strips between the end rings and secured at spaced intervals about the inside periphery thereof, resilient fingers secured at one end thereof to the separating strips, the free ends of said fingers converging toward one of the end rings.

9. A carrier comprising a cylindrical cage having open ends and rigid end rings of equal diameter, said cage between the end rings being of openworl: structure, resilient retaining members within the cage and secured thereto, said retaining members being constructed and arranged to loosely support articles in the cage.

10. A carrier comprising a cylindrical cage having open ends and rigid end rings of equal diameter, said cage between the end rings being of openwork structure, resilient retaining members positioned within the cage and supported thereby, each of said retaining members having a free end converging toward one end of the cage and movably related thereto.

11. A carrier comprising a cylindrical cage having open ends and rigid end rings of. equal diameter, said cage between the end rings being of ing open ends and rigid end rings of equal diameter, said cage between the end rings being of openwork structure, resilient retaining members positioned within the cage and supported thereby, each of said retaining members having a free end converging toward one end of said cage and movably related thereto, the free ends oi said members each being provided with a retaining tip of suificient length to carry the end of a bottle or the like without obstructing the opening therein.

amass? 13. A carrier comprising a cylindrical cage 1 in: open ends, resilient retaining members positioned within the cage and supported thereby, each of said retaining members having a-1ree end converging toward one end of said cage and movably related thereto, the free ends or said members each carrying an article retaining means, and adjusting means for regulating the extent or movement or said members.

14. A carrier comprising a cylindrical cage having open ends, resilient retaining members positioned within the cage and supported thereby, each of said retaining members having a free end converging toward one end of said cage and movably related thereto, and adjustable means at the free ends of said resilient members to regulate the extent of movement of said members.

15. A carrier comprising a. cylindrical cage having open ends, resilient retaining members positioned within the cage and supported thereby, each of said retaining members having a free end converging toward one end of said cage and movably related thereto, and angular members at the free ends of said resilient members to prevent excessive movement of said resilient members.

16. A carrier comprising a cylindrical cage having open ends and rigid end rings oi equal diameter, said cage between the end rings being of openwork structure, resilient retaining members positioned within the cage and supported thereby, each of said members having a free end extending longitudinally toward one end of the cage and inwardly toward the central longitudinal axis of the cage.

17. In a device of the class described, a carrier .for retaining bottles or the like, comprising equal size, spaced, cylindrical end members, rigid spaced supports secured to and between the end members and within the periphery thereof, and resilient retaining fingers carried by the supports and. positioned between said end members for loosely supporting the bottle in the carrier.

18. In a device of the class described, a carrier for retaining bottles or the like, comprising equal size, spaced cylindrical and members, rigid spaced supports secured to and between the end members and within the periphery thereof, resilient retaining fingers carried by the supports and positioned between said end members for loosely supporting the bottle in the carrier, each of said fingers having a free and converging toward one end member of the carrier within the periphery of the end member and movably related thereto.

19. A carrier comprising a cylindrical cage having open ends, resilient retaining members positioned within the cage and supported thereby, each of said members having a free and converging toward one end of said cage and movably related thereto, and adjusting means on the cage for regulating the extent of movement of the free ends of the retaining members.

20. A carrier comprising a cylindrical cage having open ends, resilient retaining members positioned within the cage and supported thereby, each of. said members having a free and converging toward one end of said cage and movably related thereto, and adjusting means on the cage in alignment with each of the members for regulating the extent of movement of the free ends thereof.

LAWRENCE A. LALLEMENT.

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US5135014 *May 2, 1990Aug 4, 1992The West Company, IncorporatedBottle washer with multiple size carrier
US6350412 *Oct 5, 1995Feb 26, 2002Akzo Nobel N.V.Microsample tube with reduced dead volume and barcode capability
US7090087 *Jun 12, 2003Aug 15, 2006Guralski Daniel MApparatus for holding an inverted container
Classifications
U.S. Classification220/737, 248/146, 198/803.15, 220/742, 217/24
International ClassificationB08B9/42, B08B9/20
Cooperative ClassificationB08B9/423
European ClassificationB08B9/42B