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Publication numberUS2648513 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 11, 1953
Filing dateJan 4, 1952
Priority dateJan 4, 1952
Publication numberUS 2648513 A, US 2648513A, US-A-2648513, US2648513 A, US2648513A
InventorsGroff Ellsworth E
Original AssigneeGroff Ellsworth E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Nursing bottle holder
US 2648513 A
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Aug. 11, 1953 E. E. GROFF NURSING. BOTTLE HOLDER Filed Jan. 4. 1952 m 6 v8% 0 O a q m a s 5?? 2 5.. 7 f 3 1 3 INVENTOR Euswon'rn E. Gnomwz mflmm Ua/z/z'c Am ATTORNEYS Patented Aug. 11 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,648,513 NURSING BOTTLE HOLDER Ellsworth E. Grofi, Hayden, Ariz. Application January 4, 1952, Serial No. 264,901

2 Claims.

This invention relates to nursing bottle holders. More particularly, the invention has reference: to a nursing bottle holder novell y designed in a manner to permit its being formed from two lengths of wire material readily bent to shape ina simple and easily fabricated arrangement well adapted to support-a nursing'bottle in a balanced position in which it will be conveniently accessible to an infant.

Although nursing bottle holders are not new in and of themselves, it has been noted that in many cases the holders are of complicated formation, so as torender therncommercially impracticable; Further, I have observed that other nursing bottle holders of which I have knowledge are so formed as to make it somewhat diilicult to insert the bottle in proper position, In still other instances, it'is believed that the bottles, when supported by the holders, are not held with a security believed desirable, and tend to shift when grasped by the infant.

It is the main object of the present invention to-provide a nursing bottle holder in which none of these disadvantages will be present, the nursing bottle holder formed in accordance with the present invention being so designed as to permit it being manufactured at relatively low cost, and being further so designed as to permit the nursing. bottle to beplaced in position thereupon with maximum ease and speed.

Another important object is to provide a holder of the type stated, wherein the bottle will be securely held, and will not tend to shift when grasped by the infant.

Yet another important object is to provide a nursing bottle holder in which the bottle will be supported in a balanced arrangement, so as to prevent the stand comprising apart of the device from moving or overturning while the holder is in use.

A- still further important object is to provide a nursing bottle holder wherein the stand will be designed with a crossbar including a pair of obtusely related crossbar portions, coacting with sleeves carried by a bottle-supporting frame in such amanner as to prevent movement of the bottle-supporting frame relative to its associated: stand.

Other objects will appear from the following. description, the claims appended thereto, and from the annexed drawing, in which like reference characters designate like parts throughout the several views, andwherein:

Figure l is a side elevational View of a nursing bottle: holder i'ormedrin accordancewith thepres-- 2 ent invention, a bottle being illustrated in dotted lines;

Figure 2 is a top plan View; and

Figure 3 is a front elevational view.

Referring to the drawings in detail, the nursing bottle holder formed in accordance with the present invention comprises two main parts, namely, a stand, generally designated l0, and a bottle frame, generally designated l2. Each of these will be described in turn.

The stand Ii: is in the present instance formed from a single length of stout wire material readily bent to shape. Midway between the opposite ends of said length of material a slight bend I4 is formed, defining on opposite side thereof obtusely related crossbar portions E5. The crossbar portions it together constitute a crossbar which extends between and is secured to the upper ends of side support members that also constitute a part of the stand All and which will be described immediately hereinafter.

Ihe side support members are formed from the end portions of the length of material used in fabricating the stands H3, each of said end portions being bent identically, so as to form the side support members to an identical, though opposite, configuration. The description of one side support member, accordingly, will sufiice for both.

At each end of the crossbar, the length of wire material is bent laterally and downwardly to form an inclined side leg 26, merging at its lower end into a short vertically disposed lower end portion 22' of the leg, said leg end portion 22 being disposed at right angles to and merging into a horizontal bottom member 2d of substantial length. The bottom member as will be appreciated, can be readily secured to a sheet, mattress cover or blanket by means or" safety pins or the like, not shown, so as to hold the entire device firmly against movement while it is in use.

Each side support member also includes a second side leg 25 disposed at an acute angle to the first leg 20, the second leg 2% merging into a lower, vertically arranged leg end portion 28 at the lower endof saidsecond leg, the portion 28' extending between; one end- ,of the bottom member 24 and said secondleg 2d.

a result, the side support members are formr-sd toasubstantially triangular configura tion, said triangular side support members 6X?" tending: upwardly and converging towardthe crossbar;

'I he" opllos'lte' ends of the length of wire ma..- terial used in fashioning the stand illare wound 3 tightly, as at 30, upon the opposite ends of the crossbar.

Considering now the formation of the bottle frame l2, this also is formed from a single length of stout wire material bent to shape. Midway between the opposite ends of said length of material, an arcuately depressed neck seat 32 is formed, the opposite ends of which are integral with oppositely extended, short, lateral extensions 34. The lateral extensions 34 in turn merge into the front ends of elongated, straight side bottle supports 31, 36, that are adapted to extend longitudinally on opposite sides of a nursing bottle B, so as to prevent lateral movement of said bottle and further join the neck and base seats of the bottle.

At its rear end, the side bottle support 35 is integral with an arcuately depressed base support 38 adapted to extend under the base portion of the bottle B in a manner clearly illustrated in Figure 1. The base support 38 is merged into a straight, upwardly extended support rod 453 which is projected toward one crossbar portion It, and is secured to said crossbar portion by a plurality of convolutions 42 formed at one end of the length of material used in forming the bottle frame :2.

The side support 31 is integral at its rear end with an arcuately depressed base support ii contacting the base support 38 longitudinally and cooperating with said base support 38 to form a 1 base seat for the bottle B, the base support M merging into a second support rod "56 that is scoured to the other crossbar portion 53 by convolutions 48.

The side supports 36, 31 are inclined from the horizontal, and the support rods 40, 4B are arranged substantially at right angles to said side supports, as may be readily noted from Figure 1.

This arrangement, as will be seen from Figure 1, causes the bottle frame to be balanced relative to the crossbar from which it is suspended. This arrangement will be readily seen by reference to Figure 1, wherein it may be observed that approximately half the bottle frame is disposed to one side of the crossbar, the other half being disposed to the other side of the crossbar.

Further, it is an important characteristic of the invention that the bottle frame is held against movement relative to its associated stand by reason of the obtuse relation of the crossbar portions Hi to one another, this causing the axes of the sleeves defined by the convolutions 42 and 48 to be related angularly, thus to prevent rotation of the sleeves relative to the crossbar portions. The construction is one which imparts substantial rigidity to the bottle frame relative to the stand, said construction of the crossbar and the sleeves 42, 48 fitted snugly thereabout coacting with the balanced suspension of the bottle frame to aid in preventing movement of the bottle frame from its proper position.

As will be seen, a nursing bottle B of modern design can be easily inserted in or removed from the bottle frame, it being necessary merely that the user place the bottle in position, thereafter applying a slight pressure on the neck of the bottle 50 as to cause said neck to slip downwardly into the neck seat 32. The neck seat is proportioned, in this connection, to grip the neck of the bottle frictionally, cooperating with the circumferentially grooved formation of the bottle neck to hold the bottle against movement relative to the bottle frame 12.

It is also believed to be of importance that the nursing bottle holder formed in accordance with the present invention can be constructed from two inexpensive lengths of wire material readily fashioned to the desired shape, thus to permit the nursing bottle holder to be constructed at a relatively low cost.

It is believed apparent that the invention is not necessarily confined to the specific use or uses thereof described above, since it may be utilized for any purpose to which it may be suited. Nor is the invention to be necessarily limited to the specific construction illustrated and described, since such construction is only intended to be illustrative of the principles of operation and the means presently devised to carry out said principles, it being considered that the invention comprehends any minor changes in construction that may be permitted within the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A nursing bottle holder comprising: a stand including a pair of upstanding side support members and a crossbar extending between and secured to the upper ends of said members, said crossbar having a bend medially between its ends to define at opposite sides of said bend a pair of angularly related crossbar portions; and an inclined bottle holding frame suspended from the crossbar between said side support members, said bottle holding frame being formed from a single length of wire material bent to shape, said length being formed medially between its ends into an arcuately depressed seat for the neck of a nursing bottle and having side bottle supports extending in parallelism from said seat to extend longitudinally on opposite sides of the bottle, the end portion of said length of material of one of said side bottle supports being depressed arcuately and extending toward the other of said side bottle supports to form a seat for the base of the bottle with the free end of such portion projected toward and wound snugly about the adjacent crossbar portion of said crossbar and the end portion of said length of material of the other of said side bottle supports being depressed arcuately and extending toward said one of said side bottle supports to form another seat for the base of the bottle with the free end of the last named end portion projected toward and wound snugly about the other crossbar portion of said crossbar, said seat and said side bottle supports constituting a body of semicircular cross sectional configuration for extending under and supporting a nursing bottle, the angular relation of the crossbar portions constituting means effective to prevent rotation of the sleeves upon said crossbar portions, thus to hold the bottle holding frame against movement relative to the stand.

2. A nursing bottle holder comprising: a stand including a pair of upstanding side support members and a crossbar extending between and secured to the upper ends of said members, said crossbar having a bend medially between the ends defining at opposite sides of said bend a pair of angularly related crossbar portions; and an inclined bottle holding frame suspended from the crossbar between said side support members, said bottle holding frame being formed from a single length of wire material bent to shape, said length being formed medially between its ends with a supporting means for the neck of a nursing bottle and having straight side bottle supports extending in parallelism from said seat 5 to extend longitudinally of opposite sides of the bottle, the end portion of said length of material of one of said side bottle supports being depressed arcuately and extending toward the other of said side bottle supports to form a seat for the base of the bottle with the free end of such portion projected toward and wound snugly about the adjacent crossbar portion of said crossbar and the end portion of said length of material of the other of said side bottle supports being depressed arcuately and extending toward said one of said side bottle supports to form another seat for the base of the bottle with the free end of the last named end portion projected toward and wound snugly about the other crossbar portion of said crossbar, said seat and said side bottle supports constituting a body of semicircular cross sectional configuration for extending under and supporting a nursing bottle, the angular relation of the crossbar portions constituting 20 means efl'ective to prevent rotation of the sleeves upon said crossbar portions, thus to hold the bottle holding frame against movement relative to the stand.

ELLSWORTH E. GROFF.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,110,712 Phelps Sept. 15, 1914 1,339,018 Boyce May 4, 1920 2,481,773 Nelson Sept. '13, 1949 2,496,527 Forrest Feb. '7, 1950 2,514,134 Mann July 4, 1950 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 936,286 France July 15, 1948

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/107, 248/163.2, 248/440.1, 248/153
International ClassificationA61J9/06
Cooperative ClassificationA61J2009/0684, A61J2009/0638, A61J9/06
European ClassificationA61J9/06