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June 27, 1950 l L.. LAPOINTE BoTTLEHoLDER Filed Jan. e, 1949 Patented June 27, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
BOTTLEHOLDER LouLapointe, Toronto, ,0ntario Canada ApplicationJanuary 8, 1949;;SerialNo..69;889:v
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Myfinyention relatesto.;improvementsin hold.- ing .devicesV for detachably supporting a; bottle on aA Wall. for, convenience .in ,dispens-ing fluid contentsfrom,thebottle fromd time,1 to timefas occasion demands.
More paratic ularl-ythe invention appertains, to a.. holder for. a. commercial., bottle of protamine zinc insulin'vzhich is commonly usedin lling a hypodermic syringe for: a diabeticpersonrequired to take the. approvedfinsulin treatment. It, is customary for ,al diabeticperson to carry outl the injectiontreatments and in doingso. therequired dosage must be introduced into. thehypodermic syringe for. each treatment. The, lling of the syringe is. an, awkward and.- diflcult: operation since iti requiresV thatgthe bottle be invertedly held in one handwhile theother handl is ,used to hold the syringe and to force the needle thereof throughthelrubber cap on the bottle in order to abstract the insulin material. The bottle and the syringe must-be held very steady in order to avoid-bending orbreaking the needle.
Hence it is the aim of the present inventionto provide a holding device for supporting the bottle on a Wall so as to leave the hands free to manipulate the syringe in order to facilitate the filling operationand toavoid breaking of the needle.
A.. further .object is .to provide a holder A comprising a bracket and a Vbottle case detachably connectedby a .tapered lug fitted/in an apertured elementv bywvhichthebottle is supported in an inverted position for the charging of a hypodermic syringe. The apertured element provides a tapered hole in the bracket in which the tapered lug fits with binding engagement to hold the case rmly suspended. The tapered lug projects from a side of the case and an advantage of the construction is that in grasping the case to remove it after the syringe has been lled, the case affords purchase for forcing the tapered lug out of the hole.
A further object is to supply an ejector device for facilitating the detachment of the case from the bracket. The ejector device takes the form of a cam lever on the bracket by Which leverage on a cam face is obtained to force the .tapered pin out of the hole. This provides a convenient arrangement which requires little effort on the part of the user.
Another feature of the invention is that the case is made up of a cylindrical body having a Screw cap at each end, one for engaging the base of the bottle and the other for engaging the closure thereof. The screw cap which engages the-baseofthe-:bottle-is.-fitted with a: gasket of cork Aor-like material and secures the bottle in said body byclamping'it against a shoudler portion at the otherl endxthrough.v whchthe neck of the bottle fprotrudes. The other screw cap is linedwithfa layer orwadof absorbent cotton held inplacebyva ring andrwetted with alcohol to sterilizerthe closure ofthe bottle.
The invention produces aserviceableand convenient holder, which enables the bottle to be retained in the-case unti it is, empty, and one which; permits thebottlemo be removed from the bracket alongewith thea-case after the lling of any-ringe, and then stored in a refrigerator until aaa-111' re.quired-ry Theaccompanying drawingillustrates the preferred; embodiment, ofthe invention, in which:
Figlal isasectionalized elevationof the holder showing, a i bottle therein.
Fig.. 2;is a sectionalxview. of the case .with the bottle therein.
Eig.; 3 isa cross xsection taken online 3-3 of Fig- 1.
Fig. 5 lis a detail of asplit lring Which forms a parti-'of the,.retainingfmeans for the absorbent cotton.V
Figgis .azdetail of a-keeper ring Which` forms thegother par-t; ofzrthe-.f retaining means for the y absorbentv cotton.
In-.fthedrawing the reference numeral'. Idenotes thevcaseyas a.whole,-.vvhichfcase comprises a cylindrical body 2 receptive to azstandardbottle 3 in which insulin is sealed as by a permanent closure 4 including a rubber disc 5 suited to be pierced by the needle 6, Fig. 1, of a hypodermic syringe used for treatment of diabetes.
The body 2 is open through its length and one end is reduced to provide a shoulder 7 against which the top end of the bottle is seated adjacent to its neck portion. The neck of the bottle protrudes from said body. The bottle is clamped against said shoulder by a screw cap 8 tted on the opposite end of said body. Said screw cap is lined with a disc of cork or comparable material 9 to preclude damage to the bottle.
The exposed top end of the bottle is enclosed by a screw cap l0. This cap is tted with a layer or Wad of absorbent cotton which is impregnated Wlith a suitable sterilizing agent, such as alcohol. The absorbent cotton contacts the closure 4 and is held in the cap I0 by means of a keeper ring Il and a split retaining ring l2, the latter being seated in a groove i3. The cap l0 is unscrewed from the body 2 when the bottle is to be used,
which body may be supplied with a slot I4 forming a sight by which the level of the contents of the bottle may be seen. A tapered lug I5 is integrally formed on a side of the body 2 to project outwardly thereof. The lug constitutes a part of the intertting connection by which the case is detachably secured to the bracket.
. The bracket is generally denoted at I6 and is desirably a truncated conical member of a hollow construction formed by a chamber l1 open to the wide or base end I8. A pierced ange I9 is provided on said base end to enable the bracket to be permanently attached to a wall 20, Fig. 1, as by screws or like fastening elements.
The wall portion 2| at the small end of the` bracket is provided with a central tapered hole 22 which conforms to the taper of the lug l5 and is open to the chamber I1. A cam lever 23 is loosely fitted in a longitudinal slot 24 in a side wall of the bracket and fulcrumed on a pin 25. The cam leveris bent inwardly at its fulcrum to extend across the inner end of the tapered hole 22 and the vent end is fashioned with a cam face 2B for engaging the lug to force it out of the hole when the vlever is pressed inwardly. The cam lever is preferably located at the under side of the bracket so that it will swing outwardly by gravity action. A stop piece 21 is formed on the distal end of the cam lever to engage an adjacent wall portion of the bracket in order to limit outward movement of the cam lever.
For convenience in using the insulin the bracket may beV fastened on the wall of a bathroom. Thebottle is retained in the case so that it may be kept in a refrigerator when not in use. When' it is required that the hypoderrnic syringe be charged for a treatment the case containing the bottle is removed from the refrigerator and the cap l0 is detached. The case is then -attached to the bracket in an inverted position by inserting the lug in the tapered hole and pressing it into rm binding engagement. Whereupon the syringe can conveniently be filled as required by using the bracket as a rest for the hands to steady the needle in piercing the rubber of the bottle closure. The operation can be'carried out quickly without the likelihood of damaging the needle.
On lling the syringe the case can be easily detached from the bracket by pressing the cam lever inwardly to cause the cam face-thereof to disengage the lug. The case with the bottle therein canrthen be put back Vvin the refrigerator until again required.
opening for wedging engagement therein With'its small end projecting from the remote side of said wall portion with respect to said end face, and a cam lever pivoted on said bracket and having a lcam face disposed to swing toward said remote side to engage the small end of said lug so that saidr cam lever is operative to free said lug 0f its wedging engagement.
2. A holder' of the class described comprising a chambered bracket of a truncated conical shape, of which the large end forms a base portion for attachment to a wall surface, the small end of said Abracket having a wall section which is centrally pierced to provide an inwardly tapered hole open to the chamber, a longitudinal slot provided in aside of said bracket, a cam lever disposed lengthwise of said slot and having an end which is bent to extend inwardly of lsaid chamber adjacent to the inner side of said wall section, said lever being pivoted on said bracket at its bent end, said bent end having a cam face adjacent to said hole, and a case having a tapered lug thereon for detachably engaging in said hole and protruding inwardly of said wall section whereby said lever can be actuated to engage said lug to force it outwardly of said hole.A
3. VA holder as set forth in claim 2, in which the slot is arranged at the under side of said bracket so that the distal end .of the cam lever will tend to swing downwardly under the inuence of gravity.
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