|Publication number||US2414697 A|
|Publication date||Jan 21, 1947|
|Filing date||Sep 11, 1945|
|Priority date||Sep 11, 1945|
|Publication number||US 2414697 A, US 2414697A, US-A-2414697, US2414697 A, US2414697A|
|Inventors||Pettersson Everett W|
|Original Assignee||Pettersson Everett W|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Non-Patent Citations (1), Referenced by (48), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
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E. w. PE'I 'TERSSON INFANT s DRINKING CUP Filed Sept. 11, 1945 Jan. 21, 1947.
Patented Jan. 21, 1947 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE- 2,414,697 INFANTS nltmxme UP Everett W. Pettersson, Melrose Park, Ill. Application September 11, 1945, Serial No. 615,648
This invention relates to drinking cups, and more particularly to an infant's drinking cup.
A main object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved drinking cup especially adapted to eliminate the spilling of milk or other fluids by children when learning to drink from a. cup.
A further object of the invention is to provide an improved infants drinking cup of very simple construction which is easily taken apart for cleaning and reassembled for use, and which will positively prevent liquids, such as milk and the like, from splashing or spilling when the cup is tilted at various angles.
Further objects and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description and claims, 'and from the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Figure 1 is a top invention.
Figure 2 is a side elevational view of the cup of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a vertical cross-sectional view of the cup of Figure 1 shown in tilted position with liquid contained therein.
Referring to the drawing, I l designates the generally cylindrical body portion of the cup, said body portion being formed dle l2 view of a cup according to this adapted to be readily grasped by a small child. Threadedly engaging the rim of body portion I l is a cover or guard member l3 comprising an annular flange element It having a. web portion l5 formed with a central depending cavity l6 having an aperture l8 formed therein communicating with the interior of the cup. Adjacent the periphery of web portion IS an arcuately shaped opening "is formed, the web l5 being downwardly turned at said opening to serve as a, splash guard adjacent the opening.
In use, the milk or other liquid is poured into the cup, cavity l6 and opening l8 admitting the liquid into the interior portion of the cup. The cup is filled until the liquid level is just below opening l8. Under these conditions liquid cannot be spilled from the cup except through the drinking opening IT. The downturned lip at opening I! minimizes splashing and spilling of liquid through said opening when the child tilts or shakes the cup.
with a large side hanof the cup, said cover having The cup may be cleaned by unscrewing the cover member l3 from the body portion of the cup and cleaning the parts separately. With the cover member I 3 removed, the body portion I I may be used as an ordinary cup. In this manner the child may continue to use the same cup after having learned to drink therefrom without splashing or spilling the liquid contents thereof.
The cup may be made of any suitable material such as metal, plastic, ceramic materials, or the like. It may be made of transparent material such as glass, in which case it may be provided with a marking, as at IS in Figure 2, to indicate the proper level of fluid for splash-proof cooperation with the cover member l3.
While a specific embodiment of an infants drinking cup has been disclosed in the foregoing description, it will be understood that various modifications within the spirit of the invention may occur to those skilled it is intended that no limitations be placed on the invention other than as defined by the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. In a, drinking cup, the combination of a cupand a cover removably mounted on the rim of the cup, said cover having an indented cupshaped recess in the outer surface with an opening in the lower surface thereof and positioned at one side of the cover, and a, depending centrally positioned tubular element with a relatively small opening in the lower end thereof extending from said lower surface of the cover into the cup.
2. In a drinking cup, the combination of a cup having a handle and a cover threaded on the rim an indented cupshaped recess in the outer surface with an 'opening in the lower surface thereof and positioned at one side of the cover, a lip on the under side of the lower surface of the cover providing a guard around the edge of the opening in said lower surface of the cover, and a depending centrally posi tioned tubular element with a relatively small opening in the lower end thereof extending from said lower surface of the cover into the cup to a point substantially midway of the height thereof.
EVERETT W. PE'I'I'ERSSON.
in the art. Therefore,
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