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Publication numberUS2509129 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1950
Filing dateDec 11, 1947
Priority dateDec 11, 1947
Publication numberUS 2509129 A, US 2509129A, US-A-2509129, US2509129 A, US2509129A
InventorsKenneth H Buck
Original AssigneeKenneth H Buck
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Liquid catcher for nursing bottles
US 2509129 A
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Patented May 23, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICET LIQUID CATCHER FOR NURSING BOTTLES Kenneth H. Buck, Cordova, Alaska Application December 11, 1947, Serial No. 791,062

6 Claims. 1 I

The present invention relates to a liquid catcher for nursing bottles, and more particularly to a liquid catcher which is adapted to be detachably secured to the nursing bottle nipple cap.

The primary object of the invention resides in the provision of a liquid catcher which is adapted to be easily applied to a nursing bottle nipple cap to absorb drops of milk or other liquids and thus prevent the garments of the infant from becoming moistened and soiled during nursing.

Another object of the invention is to provide a liquid catcher for nursing bottles which can be purchased in sanitary packages and easily applied to the nursing bottle nipple cap prior to nursing and can be readily detached and discarded after use.

Another object of the invention is to' provide a liquid catcher for nursing bottles which will absorb drops of liquid and prevent said liquid from flowing down the chin of the infantythus eliminating the use of a bib or other cumbersome protective device.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent during the course of the following description of the accompanying drawings wherein- Y Figure 1 is a, top elevational view of the nursing bottle nipple illustrating the liquid catcher in position on the cap of the nipple.

Figure 2 is a fragmentary side elevational view of a nursing :bottle showing the liquid catcher in end elevation.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary view of a nursing bottle, showing portions of the nipple .cap and liquid catcher in section to illustrate various details of construction of the liquid catcher.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view showing one of the retaining clips on the nipple cap to retain the liquid catcher in position.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the liquid catcher showing the same detached from the nursing nipple cap.

Figure 6 is a transverse cross-sectional view of the liquid catcher illustrating the structural details thereof and the manner in which the parts are assembled, and;

Figure '7 is a fragmentary side elevational view of a nursing bottle and nipple cap showing portions thereof broken away to illustrate the sectional shape of the liquid catcher, and the manner in which the same conforms to the shape of an infants chin during nursing.

In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustrating the invention, and wherein like reference characters will be employed throughout the several views to designate like parts, the reference character I!) will generally represent a nursing bottle having a flanged or threaded neck portion at the open end thereof. Threaded or otherwise secured to the nursing bottle I0 is a nipple retaining ring or base II, having an rubber composition such as to enable the nipple I2 to be yieldingly forced into engagement with the inwardly directed annular flange I I a.

Formed on the inwardly directed annular flange Ila of the nipple retaining ring II, is a pair of diametrically disposed clips I3 which are composed of a semi-hard rubber composition such as rubber or synthetic ruber. As shown in the drawing, the yielding clips l3 are formed integral with the inwardly directed annular flange Ila, but it is to be understood that they may be at-, tached thereto by an adhesive or the like. The clips I3 are provided with undercut portions I5' for frictionally gripping and retaining a liquid catcher I4, which includes an arcuately shaped base member I8 formed of cardboard or fiber board, and said base member I6 is arranged to partially encircle the inwardly directed annular flange I la with its end portions slidably and frictionally received within the undercut slots I5 of the clip [3.

Aflixed to the arcuately curved base member I6, as by means of an adhesive I1, is an absorbent pad I8, preferably formed of a wad of cotton or cellulose material having a high degree of absorption. The absorbent pad I8 is curved throughout its length to conform to the arcuate shape of the base member I6, to thereby position the pad or absorbent wad I8 such that the end portions are on a slightly different radii from the center portion with respect to the center of the bottle nipple. Thus, the absorbent pad I8 will assume a position with respect to the infants 3 cleft engaging portion, following a line from the chin to a point directly adjacent the lip.

In use, it is intended that the liquid catcher including the base member l6 and pad 18, be purchased in a drug store or the like wrapped in a sanitary package, and to apply the liquid catcher by sliding the end portions of the base 16 within the slots formed by the undercut portions l5, so that the pad. .,I 8 willasspme the position with re.-

spect to thcnursirgg bottle and the-infants mouth to collect milk or other liquids which may pass from the mouth during nursing. After the nursing period, the drip catcher may be removed and discarded, and a fresh one inserted for thenext nursing.

It is to be understood that the form of the invention herewith shown anddescnihedais doibe taken as a preferred embodiment thereof and that various changes in. the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of-theinventionor the scope of the 'subj oi-ned claims.

*l. *Inwombination-with anursi-ng'bottlie havingathreaded open end, a fiangedringthreadedon said open end with the '-iiange-defining a central openingya:nursingmipple removably mounted in said opening, -a pair of clip members on said fia-nge indiamet-rical-ly arranged relation and; a liquid catch-er removably *heldby said clips.

2. In-combination-witha-nursing=bottlehaving an open*end, a fianged-ring-afifixed to said open end,- saidflangeextendinginwardly and defining a central opening, a nippleremovably mounted insai'd opening-a pair 'ofiiiametrically arranged clip members -on said flange, a drip catcher adapted to "be ifrictiona'lly-and yielding 1y held by said clipmembersto partially encircle said'iia-nge. said 'drip catcher ;comprising an absorbentj pajd of-a-rcuate shape.

8. *Inoombinationwith a nursingbottlejhaving anopen'end'and afianged ring-for removably suppo ng a nu nipple. a iliiii id atcher adapted "to tie-secured to said-flanged ringinchidi e anareuat iy d s memhe ada ted to'exten'd-partially about said nipple, a pair o1! yielding clip members mounted on the flange of said ring for yieldingly and frictionally engaging the ends of said base member and an absorbent pad adhesively secured to said base member and likewise extending along an arcuate path adjacent said nipple, said pad terminating a short distance from the ends of said base member to facilitate insertion thereof beneath said clip members.-

a. ema at ba att e hav an enlarged neck and a nipple for said bottle com- ;prising a nipple portion and an enlarged bottle neck receiving base from which the nipple extends, and an absorbent pad on the base to arrest fluid dripping from the nipple portion.

5. The combination of a baby bottle having a .largeneck and anipple for said bottle comprising a base .liaving a bottle neck receiving flange, a centrally disposed nipple carried by the base and extended therefrom, and an absorbent pad .removably mounted on the base.

6. {Elle combination of a baby bottle'having an enlarged neck and a nipple --for said ibOT/DIB comprising -a basewith clips thereon and having a bottleneck receiving flange, a centrally disposed nipple carried- =by the base and extended theref rom, -;and an absorbent pad having a base member'w-i-th'extensions thereon positioned to coact with-the'clips of' the base of the nipple positioned on the base of the-nipple and irictionally "held thereon =by the said clips,

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.OITED The following references are of record in the file 9i p tent;

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U.S. Classification215/11.1
International ClassificationA61J11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61J11/00, A61J11/0085
European ClassificationA61J11/00, A61J11/00Z2A