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Publication numberUS2450949 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 12, 1948
Filing dateJun 18, 1947
Priority dateJun 18, 1947
Publication numberUS 2450949 A, US 2450949A, US-A-2450949, US2450949 A, US2450949A
InventorsCerruti Leland G, Salvadore Gattuccio
Original AssigneeCerruti Leland G, Salvadore Gattuccio
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle cap
US 2450949 A
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12,1948. s.,GA'1-rll.|cvc|o ETAL. .2,450,949 BOTTLE cu me@ June ia. 1947 Leland G. Cerruti Y Inventors A Salvadore Gaffuccio Patented Qct. 12, 1948 L Salvadore Gattuocioand Leland G. Cerruti,

' San Jose, Calif.

Application June 1s, 1941, serial No. 755,496

1 claim. (ou 11e-1271) This invention relates to new and useful improvements in bottle caps, and the primary object of the present invention is to provide a device applicable to prescription bottles that will indicate the hour the' medicine in the bottle 5 should be taken. '7

Another important object of the present invention is'to provide a cap includingan indicia bearing ring which may be manually rotated to oppose a pointer, therebyindicating at what time the l0 prescription should be taken or when last taken.

A further object oi the present invention is to provide an indicia bearing ring including novel and improved means for locking said ring in an adjusted position against accidental rotary move- 15 ment.

A still further aim of the present'inventionis4 to provide a bottle cap for the purposes described that is simple and practical in construction, em-

cient and reliable in use, relatively inexpensive 20 to manufacture, and otherwise well adapted for..

the purposes for which the same is intended.

Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as lmore fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference be. 25

ing had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a prescription bottle and showing the present 39 invention applied thereto;

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially through the center of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional view taken substantially on the plane of section line 3-3 of 35 Figure 2; and I Figure 4flis a perspective View of the indicia bearing ring.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, wherein, for the purpose of illustration, there is disi0 closed a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the numeral I0 represents the bottle cap generally comprising 'an internally threaded sleeve I2 closed at one end to engage the externally threaded neck of a prescription bottle i3.

An annular channel I4 is provided in said sleeve to slidably receive a substantially resilient ring I6 that is forced over the sleeve to engage the channel.

'Ihe inner face of ring I 6 is provided with a 50 plurality of circumferentially spaced bevel teeth or ribs I8 between which a substantially conical protuberance 20 carried by the vertical face of f the channel selective engages, for holding the ring against accidental rotation.

In practical use of thedevice, a' pointer or indicator 22 is provided on the sleeve and on opposite sides of the ring, and indicia 2| are provided on the outer face of the ring. Preferably these indicia include the numerals 1 through 1 2. inclusive.

A person who is taking a prescription at certain time intervals often forgets the designated time he is to take his next potion. With the present'invention. the user may set the ring so that the designated time at which he is to take the prescription will be obviously apparent once the user has taken the rst amount of the prescription. Elf the user fails to change the ring after he has taken a potion, any time thereafter that he observes the bottle he will quickly see 'that he is either due for a potion or he should change the ring to indicate the time for the next potion.

Frequently, a person may be taking several prescriptions at the same time or at different time intervals, and by using such a deviceas described, the usual confusion of having no means for indicating the time which the user is to take the prescription is obviously eliminated.-

In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, it

is believed that a clear understanding of the device will be luite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly deemed unnecessary.

It is to be understood, however, that even end, an annular channel provided in the outer surface of the closure plate having opposed-annular, substantially horizontal bearing surfaces and an annular substantially vertical bearing sui-face,

' an internally toothed ring gear rotatably mounted in said channel having an upper annular edge and a lower annular edge for engaging the horizontal bearing surfaces ofthe channel, a iixed protuberance carried by the vertical bearing surface of the channel for selectively engaging the teeth of the ring gear. indicia provided on the 55 outer surface of the ring gear. and a pointer car- 3 4 ried by the outer surface of the closure plate for registering with the indicia on the ring gear. UNITED STATES EATENTB SALVADORE GATI'UCCIO. Number Name Date LELAND c. CERRUTI. 1.781.055 Dudley Nav. 1,1, 1930 5 2,066,183 Mehailey Dec. 29, 1936 REFERENCES CITED 2.111.637 Mehan'ey Mar. 22, 193s The followingreferences are of record in the me of this patent.:

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U.S. Classification116/308, 116/315
International ClassificationA61J7/04, A61J7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61J7/04
European ClassificationA61J7/04