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Publication numberUS2610894 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 16, 1952
Filing dateOct 22, 1948
Priority dateOct 22, 1948
Publication numberUS 2610894 A, US 2610894A, US-A-2610894, US2610894 A, US2610894A
InventorsDianne Hall
Original AssigneeDianne Hall
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Nursing bottle rinser and sprayer
US 2610894 A
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Sept. 16, 1952 D. HALL 2,610,894

NURSING BOTTLE RINSER AND SPRAYER Filed Oct. 22, 1948 3 Sheet sSheet l Dianne Hall was: INVENTOR.

WM m n Sept. 16, 1952 D. HALL NURSING BOTTLE RINSER AND SPRAYER 3 SheetsSheet 2 Filed Oct. 22, 1948 M in t Dianne Hall INVENTOR.

9 BY all W MW Sept. 16, 1952 D. HALL 2,610,894

NURSING BOTTLE RINSER AND SPRAYER Filed Oct. 22, 1948 5 Sheets-Sheet 3 Fig, /0.


Dianne Hall INVENTOR.

Patented Sept. 16, 1952 UNITED STATES PAT- iICFFJl-CE I H $2,610,894 7 NERSINGEOTTLE BINSER AND SPBAYER .l)iannellHall, Los.-Angeles,.Galif.

.Ap ucationeetober 22, i'948i seriafNoi 55i9l5 I his invention appertains telne /errand: useful improvements in devices 01" ia'pparatus F for ruse in washing and rinsing" baby nursing bottles.

An object of this invention is i to :introduce -e'ither p1ain water or 'w'ater -with a c detergent simpler -jb,- by introducing the detergent with the"-waterdirectly" into thebottle" and by being -'abie-'- to Wash one or more bottles simultaneously.

Ancillary- =objects and features of novelty such as simplicity =01"- structure -'will become apparent scription of the preferred formsofthe invention, illustrated in --the accompanying *dra-win'gs,

wherein: V

Figure l'is a=perspectiveview-showing one form of the invention imuse; I v

Figure 2 isa'partiarsectional-and partial elevational View of the housing and other associated mechanism; v

Figure 3 is an enlarged elevational view of a "tube extension, portionsbeing-"broken away in sectiontoillustrate details of construction;

Figure -4 is a se'ctional view taken on the line 1-4 'of Figure 3 and in the :direction of the arrows;

Figure 5.-is=a*perspebtive view oi -a secondform *of the" invention;

Figure6 is= abottom view ot-the device; 7 Figurefi'is a top view ofa valve-'control device for regulatingthe amount of detergent-utilized; fi' ig ui e' fi is a seetional-v-iew illustrating thetube extension;

Figure-9' is a'partiatse'ctional and partial eleva- 1 tienal view' of 1 the device illustrative of details of construction;

i-Eigu-red z'fislaiseetionalf viewl semewhat similar :toithittishoWminfiI-igWe .1 Lime. two concentric tubes: :being disposdfi imassecond operativei po'si- :ti'on.

:lThezspeciiicastructurecof the presentlinvention I'Which f-is mtilize'dziforxillustrative purposes Imay :beLseen-myxeference to .the drawings asi in two Jforms.

Referring toi thet first -torm, it is noted that a housinggenerallyiindicatedzat H) is provide'd-with a Iiqui'd inlet neck 12. 'lhisneck has anannuiarrecessll tektendin therearound andfa:resili- -2ei1t-co1lar 14 61 havingl i ts sleeve-like extension l B disposed thereon. The saidcollar- -is :maintained "fir-mm -ir1 1"dlace' through the utility efiany suitable means'. preferably the "simply constructed resilivent ring -which .is disposed over-the sleeve i8 and directly over -the recess 14.

Means 'for detachably -seouringflthe collar I 6 to aiconv'entienal water iaucet iiz or ether suitable "equivalent wateraoutlet means'is provided. l The preferablemeans' consists of' a number of annular ridges 24- er threa'dsp'which :are disposed within "the' bore of the oel lar tfi. It is'qtiite apparent that the collar -is simiily pressed firmly onto the 4 end of the faucet-22. iAccordin'gly, it is equallyas simple to-"remove theidevice, by performingithe reverse operation.

A' number of -liquidf-outlettubes 26:are disposed F about thhous'ing lil or water manifold in radial fa'shion. These tubes have stems as at 28 I for convenience andi haveextensions 38 disposed at I the: ends' thereof.

The said extensions' 30 have a number'of angul la'rly-disposed outlet apertures therein which are utilized for the purpose ofzcreating a1swirling movement :of water within the' bottles '34, when they-arei-disposed around the saidextensions 3 0. fllhis-is, o'f courseghow thewashingand rinsing actua'lly tal zes place.

- A receptaele 36 "Iorming:means'.ifor: retaining a deteI-gent' provided. IThisrreceptacle hast arreduced portion 38 at theRopen endlthereof which is .iadapted to eembrace l the opening 4a fat the ifbo'ttom :1 of L -the Ih'ousing i H). Of course, the recentacle 3 fiimav' belknurled as at 42 for facility in rotatingxthesame when rendering the bayonet latch generally "indicated "at 44, operative and inoperative. Through the utility of'v the tbayo net '-'Figure 10" is-'-a'sectionaLvieW-taken on the line 50 fsrlat h'i t yrec pta l 3s zimay be sreadilwappned [ll- 6f f-Figure 9 hand. in "the: direction o'i- 'the earrows aandremoved.

Attention -is anow directed to the embodiment of the mventions-ishown in.Figures 5+l:2. "Here, a l'rhou'sing' 'fifl is provided with a liquid -inlet neck 52 having an enlarged- EO11 -54-"at the :en'd there of. A collar 56 is disposed through the medium of its sleeve-like portion 58 on the said water inlet neck 52. It is seen that the enlarged portion 54 cooperates with the sleeve-like member 58 for detachably associating the collar 56 with the neck 52.

Means for retaining the collar 56 on a water faucet 22 or the like is provided. The preferable means is substantially identical to that shown in Figure 2, that is a number of annular ribs 60 are utilized. However, it is seen that a plenum chamber 62 is formed immediately below the annular ribs 60 and above the collar-like member 58.

Extending from the said housing 59 is a number of liquid outlet tubes 64. These liquid outlet tubes may be of resilient material in this instance, as may the tubes 28 in the species of the invention described hereinabove. In this instance the tubes 64 are operatively associated with the housing 50 by means of small pipe-like projections 66 which extend from the housing and have the tubes firmly disposed therearound.

At the opposite ends of the said tube 64 a number of extensions is provided. These extensions have a number of angularly inclined outlet openings 78 therein and in the bottom thereof in order to create a swirling motion of the liquid in the bottles 34 as it is introduced to the bottles 34.

An opening 12 is provided in the side of the housing 56. A closure for the opening is supplied and this closure is adapted to retain a detergent therein such as ordinary soap. The closure consists of a pair of concentric tubes 14 and 16 respectively which are rotatively mounted with respect to each other. Openings T3 are disposed in the outer sleeve or tube 74 while openings 80 are disposed in the inner sleeve. Accordingly, upon rotation of the tubes or sleeves with respect to each other, the effective size of the openings 78 and 80 cooperating with each other may be regulated. This permits more or less incoming liquid to come in contact with the detergent retained in the inner sleeve or tube 16.

Attention is now directed to Figure 10 wherein there is disclosed a pair of mating elements on the sleeves l4 and 16, one being a recess 84 while the other is a protuberance 36, both of annular configuration and provided about the respective peripheries of the sleeves. By the intermatching of these two portions, rotative movement of the tubes or sleeves with respect to each other is permitted however, axial movement of one with respect to the other is prohibited.

In order to firmly attach the tubes in place on the housing 10 and Within the opening 72, an internally threaded collar 88 is disposed on the end of the said tube M. An externally threaded collar 98 is formed on the housing ill adjacent the opening 12 and threadedly receives the threaded collar 88 thereon. A gasket 92 is interposed between this connection in order to make it substantially liquid tight.

The sleeve or tube 16 has a shoulder 95 at its upper end with thumb members 98 extending therefrom. Consequently, upon rotation of the thumb members, the tubes are rotated with respect to each other, thereby regulating the effective size of the openings 18 and 80 are described above. Noting Figure it will be seen that in order to determine when the opening size is maximum and minimum, indicia such as open and closed may be supplied.

For filling the tube 16, the bore thereof may be threaded adjacent its end in order to detachably receive a plug I00 therein. This plug of course is removed and detergent deposited or removed as it is found desirable.

In the operation of both forms of the invention, liquid is simply introduced into the housing or manifold and allowed to flow into the bottle. When it is desirable to rinse the bottles, in the second form of the invention the tubes are simply rotated in valve fashion to the selected position. In the first described form of the invention, the receptacle 36 is simply removed and detergent taken out, then replaced. Conversely, when it is desired to utilize the detergent, it is 7 replaced. In the form of the invention shown in Figure 9 however, a simple manipulation of the thumb members 98 is all that is required for this operation.

It is within the purview of the present invention to utilize a plug in lieu of the sleeve arrangement shown in Figure 10 in order to close the opening 12. This is of course when only rinsing is desired, such as in large scale washing when there will be one device for rinsing and another utilized exclusively for cleaning. Nurseries, hospitals and the like would have occasion for such utility.

The following description has to do with the primary function of the two forms of the invention illustrated wherein each form is revealed to be in the nature of an attachment which is applied to the spigot or faucet and used in association with the regular sink. Thus applied as shown in Figs. 1 and 5, both attachments serve for both cleansing and rinsing nursing bottles or the like which are placed upright 0n the bottom of the sink. It is to be pointed out, however, that these attachments may have practical use in other ways. For instance, the respective containers may be charged with soluble or powdered soft drink. Thus each attachment may function as a mixer and distributor, filling a plurality of drinking glasses simultaneously. By the same token these attachments may be used on a shower pipe, that is as a substitute for a shower head or for either cleansing or rinsing purposes as the case may be. Using perfumed bath salts or soap compounds makes either device a handy contrivance for novel showering results.

While there has been described and illustrated but preferred forms of the invention, it is apparent that variations may be made without departing from the spirit thereof.

Having described the invention, claimed as new is:

1. An apparatus for washing a plurality of bottles comprising a housing having a longitudinal axis, a liquid inlet neck coaxial therewith, means for conducting liquid into said housing, said means comprising a flexible conductor, said neck having an annular groove therein, a resilient clamping ring encircling said conductor, pressmg a portion of said conductor in said annular groove to thereby hold said conductor releasably on said neck, said housing having an open bottom, a fiat bottomed imperforate detergent container having an open top with a peripheral recess theren, the lower edge of said housing telescoping and being seated in said recess, means releasably connecting said container with its open top in communication with the open bottom of said housing, a plurality of tubes, said housing having openings in the sides thereof and said tubes being disposed in said openings, said tubes being arranged radially with respect to said axis, angular depending extensions disposed at what is the outer ends of said tubes, said extensions defining liquid chambers and said extensions having discharge orifices therein for passage of liquid into upstanding bottles in which said extensions are adapted to be disposed.

2. For use with a kitchen sink and faucet combination, an attachment for the faucet comprising a cylindrical open bottomed hollow housing having a depending annular wall provided with a plurality of radial L-shaped tubes, said tubes being disposed in equi-distant circumferentially spaced relationship and embodying horizontal and vertical branches, said vertical branches terminating in perforated closed ended perforated extensions constituting spray nozzles, said housing being provided at its center with an upstanding water intake neck, means separably connected at one end with said neck and constituting a water intake conductor and being provided at its intake end with a collar which is frictionally attachable with said faucet, an imperforate fiat bottomed internally unobstructed container attached to said housing and closing the open bottom thereof, the vertical branches of said tubes depending below the bottom of said container.


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U.S. Classification239/310, 134/93, 239/315, 134/171
International ClassificationB08B9/20, B08B9/34
Cooperative ClassificationB08B9/34
European ClassificationB08B9/34