|Publication number||US2673115 A|
|Publication date||Mar 23, 1954|
|Filing date||Feb 10, 1951|
|Priority date||Feb 10, 1951|
|Publication number||US 2673115 A, US 2673115A, US-A-2673115, US2673115 A, US2673115A|
|Inventors||Stella S Vrana|
|Original Assignee||Stella S Vrana|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (4), Referenced by (4), Classifications (14)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
March 23, 1954 s s, VRANA 2,673,115
COMPOSITE DISH STRUCTURE Filed Feb. 10, 1951 4 9 L J /2 L 9 5 r 3 l 7 a /U INVENTOR. J BY 5. 5 79mm,
Patented Mar. 23, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,673,115 COMPOSITE msn STRUCTURE Stella S. Vrana, Pittsburgh, Pa. Application February 10, 1951, Serial No. 210,334
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in composite dish structures, and the present application is a continuation-in-part of an application Serially Numbered 85,775, filed April 6, 1949, in which is disclosed a plastic ring and handle member for supporting porcelain cups and the like in a detachable manner.
In accordance with the present improvement, a more rigid construction of the handle member and ring is provided which makes it especially useful with heat insulating bottle cups, as well as to provide a heat insulated handle for use with any type of cup.
The invention will be more readily understood from a description of the accompanying drawing, constituting a part hereof, in which like reference characters designate like parts and in which:
Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a bottle and cap with a plastic ring and handle partially cut away embodying the principles of this invention;
Fig. 2 a side elevational view of a cup and plastic ring and handle member showing a modified form of grip;
Fig. 3 a top plan view of the cup shown in Fig. 2, taken along the line 3-3, Fig. 2, with the rim of the cup partially broken away;
Fig. 4 a side elevational view, partially in section, of a fragmentary portion of cup, ring and handle member; and
Fig. 5 a front elevational view of a fragmentary portion of a cup, plastic ring and handle member.
In the drawing numeral l designates a heat insulating bottle, and 2 a cap or closure in the form of a cup which in conventional use embodies a threaded portion 3 for engagement with the threaded end of the bottle I Fig. 2 shows a bottle cap or cup in its normal position when removed from the bottle I. In accordance with the invention a combined ring and handle of plastic or other suitable material is molded as an integral unit with the ring member 4 of an inner diameter to snugly fit the outer wall of the cap or cup 2. The ring 4 engages the cup with a sliding fit and is pushed against the bead 5 of the cup in the manner shown in Figs. 1 and 2. The handle itself may be of the form shown in Fig. 1 consisting of a T-shaped extension 6 having a finger groove 1 forming a trigger-like grip with the forefinger resting against the curved portion 8 and the thumb on the fiat portion 9, the T-section being more clearly illustrated in Fig. 5 of the drawing. An apron-like portion I 0 extends along the wall of the cup 2 to provide insulation against heat of the metal of the cup fiuid such as coffee.
In the form shown in Fig. 4 of th drawing, the apron I0 is spaced a substantial distance from the wall of the cup 2 to form an air gap which provides further protection against heating of the finger when holding the cup.
In the form of grip shown in Fig. 2, the T-section extends in the shape of an ear, designated by the reference character II, to conform to the ears or handles of conventional cups, the loop portion extending to the bottom of the apron It, thus affording protection against the heat.
The ring 4 may be provided with a lug I2, as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, to provide a ledge for gripping the end of the ring for sliding it on the Thermos cup 2. By gripping the handle portion and lug l2 with the forefingers in the position shown in Fig. 2 and pressing both thumbs against the base of the cup, the cup is displaced upwardly through the ring and readily removed.
It is evident from the foregoing description of this invention that composite ware of metal, porcelain or other materials in combination with plastic holding and gripping members can be made efficient, ornamental and adapted especially for us on available cup structures, particularly those employed on heat insulating bottles which heretofore were diificult to use because the metal of the cup was excessively heated by the contents of the bottle poured therein. By means of the ring and handle combination of the present invention the ring may be either placed on the cup after it is removed from the bottle or retained on the cup, and when filled with a hot liquid it can be handled in the normal way of handling cups without any discomfort to the user. It is, of course, evident that such a ring and handle may be employed with plastic cups where such are used on bottles, or for other uses.
Although several embodiments of the invention have been herein illustrated and described, it will be evident to those skilled in the art that various modifications may be made in the details of construction without departing from the principles herein set forth.
1. A composite utensil construction comprising a vessel and a rigid band and handle member slidingly mounted on said vessel to rest against a bead or shoulder of the vessel, said band and handle member being integrally formed, the handle portion being of T-shape in vertical section and extending in a radial direction from the vessel, the top edge of the handle being substantially when filled with a hot flush With the top edge of the band and the vertical leg of the handle being of substantial length to provide convenient gripping engagement between the thumb and forefinger, said T- shaped portion terminating in an apron extending in substantially the same plane as the ring adjacent said vessel.
2. A composite utensil construction comprising a vessel and a rigid band and handle member slidingly mounted on said vessel to rest against a bead or shoulder of the vessel, said band and handle member being integrally formed, the handle portion being of T-shape in vertical section and extending in a radial direction from the vessel, the top edge of the handle being substantially flush with the top edge of the band and the vertical leg of the handle 4 being of substantial length to provide convenient gripping engagement between the thumb and forefinger, said T-shaped portion terminating in an apron extending in substantially the same plane as the ring, said apron portion being adjacent but spaced from the wall of the vessel to form an air gap therebetween.
STELLA S. VRANA.
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|U.S. Classification||294/31.2, 220/710.5, 215/396, 220/758, 215/387, 220/759, 215/DIG.700|
|International Classification||A47J41/00, A47G19/22|
|Cooperative Classification||A47G19/22, Y10S215/07, A47J41/0083|
|European Classification||A47J41/00L, A47G19/22|