|Publication number||US2782614 A|
|Publication date||Feb 26, 1957|
|Filing date||Jul 13, 1954|
|Priority date||Jul 13, 1954|
|Publication number||US 2782614 A, US 2782614A, US-A-2782614, US2782614 A, US2782614A|
|Inventors||Currie William F|
|Original Assignee||Currie William F|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (9), Referenced by (22), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Feb. 26, 1957 w. F. CURRIE DRINKING ATTACHMENT FOR CANS Filed July 13, 1954 William F Curr/e IN VEN TOR. wiiizm United States Patent 2,782,614 DRINKING ATTACHMENT FOR CANS William F. Currie, South Gate, Calif. Application July 13, 1954, Serial No. 442,989 1 Claim. (Cl. 65-13) The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in sanitary drinking attachments for beverage cans and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a device of this character comprising novel means for firmly but removably securing the attachment in position for use on a conventional can in a manner to prevent leakage.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a sanitary drinking attachment for beverage cans which will be comparatively simple in construction, durable, compact, light in weight, attractive in appearance and which may be manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and ad vantages of the invention will become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing an attachment embodying the present invention in position on a beverage can.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the device removed from the can.
Figure 3 is a view in vertical section through the device, taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure 1.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that reference character 5 designates generally a conventional beverage can. On its upper and lower ends the beverage can 5 includes the usual beads 6.
The embodiment of the present invention which has been illustrated comprises a sleeve 7 of plastic or other suitable material. The sleeve 7, which may be of any suitable length, is of approximately the same diameter as the beverage can 5.
The sleeve 7 is adapted to be removably mounted on the upper end portion of the beverage can 5 in a manner to constitute what may be considered an extension thereof. Toward this end, the sleeve 7 has fixed on its lower end portion a coupling ring 8 of live rubber or other suitable resilient material. The upper end portion of the ring 8 has formed therein an annular groove 9 in which the lower end portion of the sleeve 7 is cemented or otherwise suitably anchored.
The ring 8 further includes an internally bevelled lower end portion 10 to facilitate insertion of the beverage can 5 in said ring. Then, adjacent the bevelled end portion 10, the ring 8 is further provided, in its inner periphery, with a circumferential groove or channel 11 for the reception of the bead 6 on the upper end of the can 5.
It is thought that the manner in which the device is used will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Briefly, the top of the beverage can 5 is opened in the usual manner and the resilient rubber ring 8 is forced downwardly thereover to mount the sleeve 7 thereon. With the can bead 6 engaged in the groove or channel 11 the rubber coupling ring 8 firmly grips the upper portion of the can. Then, to consume the beverage in the can 5, the upper end portion of the sleeve 7 is placed between the lips, rather than said can. When the can has been emptied the drinking attachment may be readily removed for washing and reuse.
It is believed that the many advantages of a drinking attachment constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood and although a preferred embodiment of the device is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
A sanitary drinking attachment for beverage cans of the type including a bead on the upper ends thereof, said attachment comprising: a sleeve of a diameter approximating that of the can, and a resilient ring mounted on the lower end portion of the sleeve and depending therefrom and engageable over the upper portion of the can, said ring having an annular groove in its upper end portion for the reception of the sleeve, said ring further including an internally bevelled lower end portion for the reception of the can, said ring still further including a circumferentially extending internal groove immediately adjacent said internally bevelled lower end portion for the reception of the bead for frictionally anchoring the ring on the can.
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|U.S. Classification||220/718, D07/523|
|International Classification||B65D25/48, B65D25/20, B65D25/38|
|Cooperative Classification||B65D25/48, B65D25/20|
|European Classification||B65D25/20, B65D25/48|