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Aug. 3, 1954 M. E. SWASKO BOTTLE PROTECTOR Filed July 12, 1952 INVENNR. Milan E. Snake Patented Aug. 3, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT QEFIGE;
BOTTLE PROTECTOR" Milan E. Swasko, Nor-thlake, 111.
Application July 12, 1952;Se'rialNo. 298,587
1 Claim. 1
mation of a bottle or glass container, and is further provided withfrictional engaging beaded means on the outer peripheral portion thereof to afford firm gripping when inserting thereinto, or removing therefrom, a bottle.
Another object of my inventionis to provide an article of the aforementioned character having a relieved cavity-therein, in order to facilitate the insertion thereinto,- and removal therefrom, of bottles.
A still further object of ,my invention is to 1.
provide venting port means associated with venting exhaust means on the bottom section thereof, so as to facilitate insertion and removal of the bottle, permitting the air to be expelled from the interior confines of the invention.
A still further object of my invention is to provide in an article of the aforementioned character, a concave bottom recess, and a concave base portion so as to permit insertion of bottles having convex bottom portions, and also to prevent the said container from creating a suctional attachment to a base or support on which it may be rested during the bottle insertion operation.
A further object of my invention is to provide a neck portion in my invention which is subdivided into a number of trapezoidally-shaped lip sections so as to facilitate insertion thereinto and/or removal therefrom, of a bottle, and simultaneously permit the said neck portion to protect the neck of the bottle.
Another object of my invention is to provide an article of the aforementioned character which is economical to manufacture in quantity production, and which is practical, useful, and simple for the purposes for which it is purported to be used.
Other objects, and ancillary advantages inherent in my invention, will become apparent from an examination of the accompanying drawings, bearing further elucidation in the ensuing description, where like symbols are used to designate like parts, and in which;
Fig. 1 is an elevational view of my invention shown attached to a nipple feeding type of bottle.
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal cross-sectional view 2 taken-,": substantially, on the lines 2 2 of Fig; 1.
Fig.3 is. a transverse cross-sectional view taken; substantially, on the lines 3'-3'T0f Fig. 2;.
Fig. 4 is a view taken looking in the direction of arrows .l-4 on Fig. 1.
Referring to the various views, my invention' is, generally, designated 5 and consists of a bottlelike container having a body E'terminating in a, reducedneck'portion l. The body 6 is provided with a frictional bottle retaining cavity 13 therein; separated by the relieved'portion I4 so as to minimize the frictional engagement of the cavity lawith the outer surface of the bottle 9. The bottle 9 is equipped with the conventionalairadmitting unit l I to prevent a vacuum from forming therein, and the conventional nipplestructure- 12. The base portion ll! of the bottle 9 is fiat, although some bottles made for this purpose are provided with a convex bottom portion,
hence for that purpose,-the bottom of the cavity l3 in the body 6 is concave as shown at I9 so as to be configurative with the bottom of such bottles.
The outer peripheral portion of the body G-is provided with a multiplicity of beaded portions 8 which will afiord greater frictional gripping for the hand when the bottle is inserted thereinto, or removed therefrom. The same will also afford good gripping action for the infant while consuming the contents of the bottle 9.
In Fig. 2 the dotted portions indicate how the bottle 9 is removed or inserted into the bottle protector 5 which is made, preferably, of sponge rubber, so as to be yieldable and compressible, permitting the same to be readily inverted, cleansed, and washed when it should become contaminated with the contents of the bottle 9. The reduced neck portion 7 is subdivided into a number of trapezoidal like sections ll emanating beyond the relieved bore portions l5, out along the lines It Which will be in intimate contact when the bottle is securely placed within the container 5, as seen in Fig.1.
In Fig. 2 the lips 18 of the trapezoidal section I! are shown separated during the operation of inserting the bottle 9 thereinto. The base portion is made concave, as indicated, at 20 so as to avoid forming a suction cup on the bottom thereof, and prevent the same from adhering to a supporting surface 22 when the bottle 8 is being inserted thereinto.
Between the concave portions l9 and 20 a connecting air exhaust port 23 is shown which communicates with the exhaust vents 2|, so that the air within the cavity I3 will be readily expelled, in order not to militate against insertion of the 3 bottle, and contrary-wise, to permit air to enter the confines 13 when the bottle 9 is being removed.
In inserting a bottle into the protector 5, a bottle 9 is grasped in the hand, and the bottom 10' thereof inserted into the open lip portions I8 as illustrated in Fig. 2 and pushed downwardly, expelling the air through the air exhaust port 23, the air ultimately escaping through the venting outlets 2|, preventing the protector 5 from adhering to the supporting surface 22.
In removing the bottle 9 it is merely grasped by the enlarged shoulder H and pulled out of the protector 5 allowing air to enter the cavity 13 thus aiding the bottle removal operation. The article being made of sponge rubber material gives it greater flexibility, and permits complete cleansing thereof by squeezing the protector 5 while rinsing; simultaneously allowing the soap suds to permeate therethrough, and completely clean it from any contamination it may have acquired from the liquid contents contained within the nipple feeding bottle 9.
I believe I have herein illustrated and described the nature of my invention, and expounded, in expository form the teachings so that those familiar with the art will be able to practice my invention. Inasmuch as the same is susceptible of many modifications, alterations, and improvements, I hereby reserve the right to any improvements, alterations and modification coming within the scope and spirit of my invention and disclosure, also the right to any improvements impliably embraced in the accompanying illustrations depicting the generally suggested elemental structure of my invention, and also any modifications, improvements, or alterations, falling within the purview of the foregoing description; my invention to be limited only by the subjoined claim.
Having thus disclosed and revealed by invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
Protector means for frangible containers, comprising a bottle-like protector element made of sponge rubber and provided with a body portion terminating in a reduced neck portion, a container retaining cavity in the said body portion provided with a centrally located relieved portion to retain frictionally and removably a container, a beaded portion integrally formed about the peripheral portion of the said body portion, the said neck portion being subdivided into a multiplicity of trapezoidally-shaped portions adapted to be separated to furnish an enlarged opening for admitting or releasing the said container and further adapted to close and compatibly fit the neck or the said container in intimate contactual relationship, the said body portion having a bottom portion of convexo-convex cross-sectional configuration, an air influx and exhaust port located substantially centrally in the bottom portion of the said body portion, and exhaust slotted vents means positioned at th outer portion of the bottom portion of the said body portion and communicating with the said air influx and exhaust port by virtue of the convexity of the said bottom portion.
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