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Publication numberUS2655281 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 13, 1953
Filing dateNov 15, 1949
Priority dateNov 15, 1949
Publication numberUS 2655281 A, US 2655281A, US-A-2655281, US2655281 A, US2655281A
InventorsDavis Edgar B
Original AssigneeDavis Edgar B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Absorbent holder
US 2655281 A
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Oct. 13, 1953 E. B. DAVIS AB'SORBENT HOLDER Filed Nov. 15, 1949 FIGZ.

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INVENTOR. EDGAR .B. DAVIS ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 13, 1953 QUNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE f t I 8?) ABSORBENT HOLDER Edgar B, Davis, Tangerina lfla; Application November 15, 1349, Serial No. 127,350

This invention relates to -moisture-absorbing holders for such articles as drinking glasses, bottles and other containers, and more particularly to an absorbent holder for catching condensation which forms on such articles and drains down its sides, whereby moisture is prevented from reaching a table top or other surface on which the article is positioned.

A main object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved moisture-absorbing holder for a beverage glass or the like, said holder being very simple in construction, being very easy to apply to the glass with which it is to be employed, and being neat in appearance.

A further object of the invention is to provide an improved moisture-absorbing holder for a beverage container or receptacle, said holder being very inexpensive to manufacture, being sturdy in construction and providing efiicient absorption of condensation from the container with which it is to be employed.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following description and claims, and from the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective View of a holder constructed in accordance with the present invention shown assembled with a beverage glass;

Figure 2 is a horizontal cross-sectional view taken on the line 22 of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is an exploded elevational view, partly in cross-section, showing the glass separated from the holder and showing the absorbent ring separated from the body of the holder;

Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3, but showing the various parts in normal assembled relation.

Referring to the drawings, H designates the cup-like body of the holder, said body being made of any suitable material, such as plastic, cardboard, metal or the like, and comprising a preferably plain cylindrical sidewall [2, a bottom wall 13 on the lower end of the sidewall, and an upwardly and outwardly flaring rim I4 on the upper end of the sidewall 12. Generally designated I5 is a ring member of deformable absorbent material, such as blotting paper, absorbent textile fiber, or the like, the ring [5 being of generally triangular cross section, with a downwardly tapering outer surface l6 adapted to fit the flared rim l4 and to be secured thereto, if so desired, as by suitable adhesive. The ring 15 is formed with an inner surface I! which has a slight downward taper or upward flare, and surface 18 which slopes downwardly and inwardly to join with the ZCIaims. (01. 215-4005) upwardly flaring. inner surface I! of the ring. When the ring 15 is positioned on the flaring rim portion M, the bottom annular edge or apex portion IQ of the ring extends downwardly a short distance below the intersection 20 of the rim l4 and the sidewall 12 and provides a tight seal with the sidewall of the glass 2| or other container when the glass is forced into the holder in the manner shown in Figure 4, due to the wedging actions produced between the glass and the tapering inner surface I! of the ring and between the outer surface I6 0f the ring and the rim I4.

With the glass 2i positioned in the holder in the manner shown in Figures 1, 2 and 4, condensation forming on and draining down the sidewall of the glass 2| will flow into the absorbing ring I5 along the downwardly and inwardly tapering inside surface of the ring. The moisture will be completely absorbed by the ring l5, any excess moisture being received in the lower portion of the holder ll. Since the ring [5 is of deformable material, the container 2| may be readily inserted or removed from the holder ll.

While a specific embodiment of the protective holder for liquid containers has been disclosed in the foregoing description, it will be understood that various modifications within the spirit of the invention may occur to those skilled in the art. Therefore, it is intended that no limitations be placed on the invention except as defined by the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. In a holder for a drinking glass, a cup-like body having a substantially cylindrical sidewall,

a bottom wall on the lower end of saidrsidewall and forming a bottom for said body, said body being open at its upper end, an upwardly flaring rim on the upper end of said sidewall, said body being larger in diameterthan the glass to be received therein, and an absorbent deformable ring seated on said rim, said rim having a downwardly tapering outer surface supportably resting upon said rim and an inner surface, said inner surface being nearly perpendicular, said ring having an annular lower edge portion depending below the junction of said flaring rim and the holder body sidewall, said ring being arranged to be compressed to form a seal between the sidewall of the glass and said rim and the holder body sidewall as the glass is forced downwardly into the holder.

2. In a holder for a drinking glass, a cup-like body having a substantially cylindrical sidewall,

r a bottom wall, and a rim on the upper end of said sidewall, said'rim having an upwardly flaring inner surface extending downwardly to the inner surface of the sidewall at the upper end of the sidewall, said sidewall being larger in internal diameter than the glass to be received in the holder, and an absorbent ring, said ring being inverted triangular in cross section, said ring having an upwardly flaring outer surface restmg upon, h Lama-V n i ace $1. i a flru i i ifiering e e wh'e outer and inner surfaces of the rin'fterminating in a lower edge on said ring, said lower edge of the ring depending below the junction of said rim V and the upper end of the holder sidewallzand being smaller in internal diameter than theglass to be accommodated, whereby upon forcing the glass downwardly into thedrolden zringgin I eluding said depending edge are compressed be tween the sidewall 01 the glass and "the iImi-* surface of the rim and Ebetween the sidewall o! the glass and the Jnnerssuflacemf holder 20 .8350

4 sidewall so as to form a seal between the glass and the holder.


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U.S. Classification215/394
International ClassificationA47G23/00, A47G23/03
Cooperative ClassificationA47G23/03
European ClassificationA47G23/03