US 2808964 A
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l INVENTOR Raafke ATTORNEY Oct. 8, 1957 H. RADTKE BOTTLE POURER Filed Feb. 14, 1956 United ,States Patent BOTTLE POURER Herbert Radtke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Application February 14, 1956, Serial No. 565,350
2 Claims. (Cl. 222-111) This invention relates generally to closure devices for bottles and the like and is more particularly concerned with a novel bottle pourer which provides a sanitary closure permanently in place in the neck portion of a bottle permitting the entire contents of the bottle to be dispensed, yet presenting a neat appearance as well as providing means for recovering the drippings of the liquid and returning the same to the interior of the bottle upon which the pourer is mounted.
A primary object of invention in conformance with that-set forth is to provide a novel bottle pourer comprising a tubular body member closed at one end to provide a cup portion for catching drippings, said body member being insertable in sealing relationship into the neck of a bottle, the wall portion of the body member having extending normal therefrom a pouring nozzle which permits the liquid contained in the bottle to be dispensed, drippings of the liquid flowing down the outer side of the pouring nozzle to the cup portion of the pourer, the wall portion of the bottle pourer including aperture means therethrough permitting the entrance of air into the bottle as liquid is dispensed and permitting the drippings to fall back onto the bottle.
A further object of invention in conformance with that set forth is to provide a sealing cap on the novel bottle pourer which extends in sealing relationship about the outer periphery of the bottle pourer in overlying relationship thereto for substantially sealing the liquid contained in the bottle and preventing contamination thereof.
And still another object of invention in conformance with that set forth is to provide a novel bottle pourer of the character set forth which is readily and economically manufactured, easily used, highly practical, serviceable and acceptable for the purpose intended.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure l is a perspective view of the novel bottle pourer in position on a bottle with which it is being used;
Figure 2 is an exploded perspective view of the novel bottle pourer and the neck portion of a bottle with which it is being used, the sealing cap of the bottle pourer being removed;
Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view taken substantially on line 3--3 of Figure l; and
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken substantially on line 4--4 of Figure 1.
Referring to the drawings in detail, a conventional bottle is indicated generally at 10, said bottle including a body portion 12 terminating in an upper reduced diameter neck portion 14 into which the novel bottle pourer 16 is sealingly disposed.
The novel bottle pourer 16 includes a tubular body fr" A Ice u Patented Oct. 8, 1957 member 18 which is longitudinally tapered in order to afford a proper sealing relationship with the inner periphery 20 of the neck of the bottle. The bottle pourer will be constructed of any suitable material, a suitable relatively rigid plastic, for example, accommodating itself for this purpose. The body member 18 has extending across the lower end thereof a wall portion 22 which defines an interior upwardly opening cup portion 24 for catching liquid drippings therein as subsequently will become apparent. Extending normal from the inner surface portion 26 of the wall 22 is a tubular pouring nozzle 28 which opens through the bottom wall 22 as seen at 30, and which includes an upper end portion 32 extending beyond the upper end 34 of the body member 18. The wall 22 diverges from the inner periphery 36 of the body member 18 toward a plurality of transverse apertures 38 extending through the bottom wall 22, said apertures permitting the entrance of air into the bottle as liquid is dispensed as well as permitting liquid drippings passing along the outside of the tubular nozzle 28 and collected in the cup portion 24 to be directed to the apertures 38 to pass down within the bottle body portion 12.
If desired, the upper end 32 of the nozzle member 28 may be angulated at 40 to facilitate pouring of the liquid from the bottle, and inasmuch as the end 32 of the nozzle 28 extends beyond the upper edge 34 of the body member 18, this expedient will facilitate pouring of the liquid from the interior of the bottle. The upper end 34 of the body member 18 includes an enlarged peripheral bead, see Figure 3, which is sealingly engaged with a peripheral groove 42 extending about a skirt portion 44 of a sealing cap.
Thus there has been disclosed a novel bottle pourer which is readily used and which fully conforms with the objects of invention heretofore set forth.
Various positional directional terms such as lower, inner, etc. are utilized herein to have only a relative connotation to aid in describing the device and it is not intended to require any particular orientation with respect to any external elements.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A bottle pourer comprising a tubular body member insertable in sealing relationship in the neck of a bottle, an end Wall extending across one end of the body member defining a liquid catching cup portion, and a tubular pouring nozzle normal to the end wall and extending longitudinally within the tubular body member for providing means for dispensing liquid with the bottle, said end wall including aperture means extending transversely therethrough whereby liquid dripping from the pouring nozzle ows into the cup portion and returns into the bottle, the bottom wall portion diverging from the inner periphery of the body member toward the aperture means for directing liquid drippings toward said aperture means.
2. A bottle pourer comprising a tubular body member insertable in sealing relationship in the neck of a bottle, an end wall extending across one end of the body member defining a liquid catching cup portion, a tubular pouring nozzle normal to the end wall and extending longitudinally within the tubular body member for providing means for dispensing liquid within the bottle, said end wall including aperture means extending transversely 3 therethrough whereby liquid dripping from the pouring of, engageable over the peripheral sealing of the body nozzle ows into the cup portion and returns into the member.
bottle the tubular body member including a peripheral sealing bead extending around the other end thereof, and References Cited m the me of thls patent a cap member having a skirt portion including a `pe 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS ripheral groove extending about'the inner periphery there- 17,810 Simmons July 14, 1857