US 2489773 A
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Nov. 29, 1949 D, HALL 2,489,773
NURSING BOTTLE JACKET Filed Feb. 2, 1949 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Inventor Dianne R. Hall NURSING BOTTLE JACKET Filed Feb. 2, 1949 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Fig. 5
[ an ne R. Hall Patented Nov. 29, 1949 r v UNITED Teri-2s FATE N T o FF ICE arsarzs BOTTI I'E JKCKET lDianne'iRFI-Iall, Los Angeles Calif.
mpltcaticnFebruary 2, 1949, Serial No. 74,076
Ihis :inventionzreiatesttotriovel and -..usefulim- :provements 1 in :bottle :holders.
An object of this. invention -.is=.-to 'supporta botitle awithinlajjacket inisuclra-mannerithat .the botitiie is insulated .:from :the .ajacket a substantial :amount through the :medium :of an air spac'e zwhich,t.of necessity; is provided" whenxthe bottle is sinsertedzin 'thejjacket.
Anotherxobject ofwthissinventionaisflto supportna bottle :by :means of -:a :structure which i cushions Ishockwhemthebottle:is inadvertently dropped by two independent :means, :the sfirst means :being 'i'io'ng'itudinal sand transverse :ribs idisposed ion ;the innerrsurfacefof'rtheijaicketavhichccoxitacizthezsaid fhottlegfand additionalribs on the-i'outsidesisurface .L
of ithe jacket. The isamexffibs Palso add etc the mi'g'idity ands'strength1'of' theiholderzwithoutxmak- -ing theih'ol'der substantially Jgreater f in :thickness lth'ereby reducing'weight. 'LThe'innerucngitudinm Irib's are so; p1acedrasittoipermit:thercorners of ith'e nursing ilb'ottleto be in's'erted in between thet'iribs :to "permit ieasy linse'rtion. -Th'e inner transverse ribs are used for the purp'ose dfigri pplng the lower end'of the=nursing=bottle to prevent slippage.
Another object of this invention is to support the bottle jacket-insucha mann'er that the foriwardrend dS=1OW6r=thfinh rear endwthrough t'he medium of a pair of supports,-.-oneof awhichii's longer than the otherpand to indicate the quantity of coriteiits'ofthe bottl'e brmeansof sight holeswhich are provided on the side of thesjacket opposite from the said supports.
' iAIlOthCT-ObjGCtOf this invention is to provideian improved :structure vof .the.gene1'al :class described .which ispractical and commercially feasible.
:Ancillarytobjects and -features 50f novelty will :bec'ome apparentto thoseskilled-iin the artpin following :the description of iamreferred :Tdf the invention, villustrated .in :thfe mccompanfirig drawings, wherein:
Figure l is an elevational side view of the preferred form of the invention, showing a bottle disposed therein;
Figure 2 is a bottom view of the device shown in Figure 1;
Figure 3 is an elevational end view of the device shown in Figure 1;
Figure 4 is an end view of the preferred form of the invention;
Figure 5 is a longitudinal sectional view taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Figure 3 and in the direction of the arrows;
Figure 6 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 6-5 of Figure 1 and in the direction of the arrows; and
2 Figure" 7 is afiongitudinal View taken substan tially on the Iin'el -I fof Figurc' 2 "and in th'ed-i rectiondf'iitherarrows.
l'ltlis'oneadf t'heaprime purposes of the-present invention to prcvide an attractive, "commercially feasible device having various features of portan'ce and pr acticability.
The invention relates generally to 'thatclass-d'f bottle rhold'ers adaptable for use particularly i'n bribyszfeeding bottles whereby'the bottle is main tained in its ftiltediposition'so that the contents t ereof flow by: gravity t'ofthe nipple or the bottle. .Whentthe :device is used :in this icapac'ity, vision openings or holes iof necessity appear" at the top of the device in order that the quantity of the substanceinzthefbottl'e may beireadilyascertained. Often the bottle and jacket are inadvertently dropped tothe floor or :to the ground. Hence; in order: to substantially obviate .or at least material ly :Z-lessen sbreaking under "these conditions, the devicedsmade" of resilient im'ateriaL. preferablydf rubber" or-za rubber product. A number iofilongi tudinal and @transverse ribs arefixed toTthe in terior surface of thejacket' in order'that the outer surface 'of "the bottle-when :disposedin the jacket is spacedafrom the main inner surface of r the' 'said jacket. This provides an "air space between the bottle and the actual jacket thereby serving in the capacityof an air insulator. iHencefif' cold orwarm 'contents are inthe bottle. they will tend to remain in such thermal condition dueto the presence of -the air space.
The said ribs -serve another function which -.:is
equally as important and that is to "act in the nature of shock absorbers.
kareresilientin nature andwill flex slightly'wh'en The ribs themselves the-device is jarred. The-said ribs-serve a still further function of acting to lock the bottle in the jacket on a slight relative rotation therebetween.
Outer ribs are provided on the jacket for ornamental purposes and also to act as shock absorbers when and if the jacket having a bottle therein is inadvertently dropped.
The jacket generally indicated at I0 is substantially cylindrical in shape to conform generally to the general shape of the majority of commercial baby feeding bottles. Of course, if it is desired to use a rectangular device this may be done. However, it is within the contemplation of the invention to use a resilient and flexible material such as rubber.
The jacket II! has an open end H! for insertion of a bottle and a closure M at the opposite end.
56 This closure has a central opening l6 therein in order to break the vacuum which is produced when pulling the bottle from the jacket and also to allow the air which would normally be compressed to be discharged when inserting the bottle in the jacket.
A head I8 is supplied about the closure l4 and a. similar bead 20 is supplied about the open end l2. These beads also serve as shock absorbing members.
A number of longitudinal ribs 22 are fixed to the interior surface of the jacket l and are adapted to be in actual contact with the bottle when inserted through the open end l2. ribs serve the function of spacers for the outer surface of the bottle and the inner surface of the jacket In. The ribs also act as shock absorbers as described previously.
A plurality of transverse ribs 24 which are substantially circular in shape are provided adjacent the bottom or closure l4 and are substantially parallel to each other. These ribs serve in the same capacity as the ribs 22.
A plurality of external longitudinal ribs 28 are provided on the outer surface of the jacket I0 serving as shock absorbers and also being used for ornamentation. One of the ribs 28 spreads at spaced intervals into circular Openings or rings 30. Apertures 32 are provided in the jacket and within the confines of these rings. These apertures are for sight readings to determine the quantity of substance in the bottle. It is appreciated that in lieu of the series of openings 32 there may be provided a single elongated slot, star-shaped openings or other types of openings. s
A pair of supports 34 and 36, respectively, are fixed to opposite ends of the jacket Ill. The said support 34 is shorter than the support 36 and is disposed at the froward or open end of the jacket I6. Hence, if the device is placed on the supports it will be inclined toward the open end for gravity flow of fluid within the bottle toward the nipple of the bottle. Each support is composed of a pair of legs diverging toward their ends as seen best in Figure 4. The legs are formed of the same material as the jacket and the construction is preferably integral. stiffening ribs 38 may be provided between the supports 34 and 36 and the under surface of the jacket. These stiffening ribs are of the same material as the jacket.
By inspection of Figure 1 it will be seen that the beads 18 and 20 respectively flow smoothly into the supports 34 and 36 thereby forming a pleasing contour and shape.
It is apparent that variations may be made zvithout departing from the spirit of the inven- These Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. As a new article of manufacture, a resilient substantially cylindrical jacket for holding and insulating a bottle and having an open end for receiving a bottle, resilient longitudinal ribs on the inner surface of said jacket providing an air space between the outer surface of a bottle and the inner surface of said jacket and acting to lock the bottle in the jacket upon slight relative rotation therebetween, transverse resilient ribs fixed to the inner surface of said jacket, resilient protuberances on the outer surface of said jacket to cushion shock, a short support fixed at the front end of said jacket, and a relatively long support fixed at the rear end of said jacket.
2. As a new article of manufacture, a resilient substantiall cylindrical jacket for holding and insulating a bottle and having an open end for receiving a bottle, resilient longitudinal ribs 0n the inner surface of said jacket providing an air space between the outer surface of a bottle and the inner surface of said jacket and acting to lock the bottle in the jacket upon slight relative rotation therebetween, transverse resilient ribs fixed to the inner surface of said jacket, resilient protuberances on the outer surface of said jacket to cushion shock, a short support fixed at the front end of said jacket, and a relatively long support fixed at the rear end of said jacket.
3. As a new article of manufacture, a resilient substantially cylindrical jacket for holding and insulating a bottle and having an open end for receiving'a bottle, resilient longitudinal ribs on the inner surface of said jacket providing an air space between the outer surface of a bottle and the inner surface of said jacket and acting to lock the bottle in the jacket upon slight relative rotation therebetween, transverse resilient ribs fixed to the inner surface of said jacket, and resilient protuberances on the outer surface of said jacket to cushion shock and supports fixed to each end of said jacket.
DIANNE R. HALL.
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