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Publication numberUS2841349 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 1, 1958
Filing dateNov 17, 1954
Priority dateNov 17, 1954
Publication numberUS 2841349 A, US 2841349A, US-A-2841349, US2841349 A, US2841349A
InventorsCharles Paul D
Original AssigneeCharles Paul D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Nursing bottle holder
US 2841349 A
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y 1953 P. D. CHARLES 2.841.349

NURSING BOTTLE HOLDER Filed NOV. 17, 1954 INVENTOR PAUL D. CHARLES 2,841,349 iatented July 1, 1958 .Eiee

NURSING BOTTLE HOLDER Paul 1). Charles, Nliami, Fla.

Application November 17, 1954, Serial No. 469,505

1 Claim. (Cl. 248-104) The invention relates to nursing bottle holders for use in feeding infants with a minimum of adult attention, and has for its objects to provide certain new and useful improvements in devices of this character.

The present invention constitutes an economical and practical improvement over the bottle holder device disclosed in the Charles Patent No. 2,084,243, issued June 15, 1937.

A principal object of the instant invention is to provide a nursing bottle holder of simple and inexpensive construction which is designed for convenient attachment to a childs crib or the like, to firmly maintain the inserted bottle in downwardly inclined suspended position for convenient manual access by the reclining infant in accordance with its desires for periodic nourishment while the child occupies the usual reclining position within the crib. As aresult of the invention the bottle remains freely suspended during and after use, and in such manner that it is at all times accessible to the infant until the bottle contents have been completely consumed, or until the device has been detached from the crib by the parent or nurse.

A further object of the invention is to provide a nursing bottle holder which is practically entirely constructed of a single flexible and resilient cord, for example of fabric covered rubber, which latter may be conveniently secured at its opposite ends to the sides of the crib. The filled nursing bottle is readily insertable within an integral loop formed intermediately along the cord, and thereafter yieldably retained therein at any desired cality transversely of the crib and at any desired angle to the horizontal, depending upon the locality and reclining position of the infant within the crib.

After the bottle is manually inserted within the cord loop, a bottle retaining clamping member or ring loosely embracing longitudinally spaced portions of the cord, is moved toward the bottle to resiliently and frictionally hold the latter against displacement from the cord loop with any desired degree of tension exerted by the cord against the bottle.

The bottle holding device constituting the invention is of simple and essentially one-piece construction which is capable of economical manufacture and assembly so as to be available at relatively small cost for use by parents and hospitals.

Through the use of the invention the time and attention ordinarily required for feeding an infant during comparatively frequent intervals during the day and night, is materially reduced.

The bottle holding device is further of such nature as to readily accommodate nursing bottles of any desired size, as now commonly manufactured and sold in the trade.

Numerous other objects and advantages of the invention Will be apparent as it is better understood from the following description, which, taken in connection ad with the accompanying drawings, discloses a preferred embodiment thereof.

In said drawings:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the invention in attached position on childs crib, and illustrating its manner of use by the infant during feeding without requiring extraneous manual attention.

Fig. 2 is a view in elevation showing the holding device in position for attachment to a childs crib for insertion of the bottle thereinto.

Fig. 3 is a similar view showing the intermediate bottle retaining loop portion of the flexible and resilient cord in a different position and of another bottle accommodating size.

Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view showing a slight modification of the invention.

Referring to the drawings the numeral 11 represents a flexible and resilient cord member constituting the principal portion of the holder device, the opposite ends of the cord which may comprise a length of fabric covered rubber-like material, are knotted or otherwise enlarged at 11 in accordance with the cord length required to transversely span the crib of the infant. A pair of metal hook members 12 are each provided with a cord encircling loop at one end whereby said hook members may be slipped over the cord and thereafter retained thereon by the cord knots 11 against displacement from the opposite ends of the cord. The free ends of the members 12 are preferably provided with open hooks as illustrated, for removable engagement with a pair of flexible ring members 13, the latter being respectively secured as by ribbons 14 to the opposite sides of the crib C.

lntermediately of the cord ill a bottle retaining loop portion 15 is formed and maintained by an additional plastic ring member 16 through which the looped por tion of the cord is inserted prior to the insertion of the bottle B within the loop. By adjusting the ring member 16 on the double length of cord constituting the loop 15 and at any longitudinal position therealong as may be desired, the inserted bottle 5 may thereafter be frictionally held by the loop 15 after the ring 16 has been drawn toward the bottle, as will be apparent. By adjusting the bottle relative to the loop, and the ring member 16 relative to the inserted bottle, the latter may be frictionally suspended by the cord at any desired angle, and in any position transversely of the crib, for example when attaching the holder device to the crib for a feeding within convenient access of an infant.

By constructing the integral cord loop portion 15 as an open loop having no intersecting ends, as distinguished from a closed loop completely surrounding the bottle, it will be observed that the material of the entire depending loop lies within the plane of the extended and tensioned suspending cord 10, thereby insuring against any tendency of the inserted bottle to spin on an axis perpendicular to or at an angle to the longitudinal cord axis. Also it will be apparent that in adjusting the described open loop to surround and frictionally hold the nursing bottle, the latter may be of any of several commonly used sizes and diameters, for which the instant improved cord holder is uniformly adapted.

From the foregoing it will be apparent that the instant bottle holding device is of economical construction requiring a minimum of parts which may be assembled and utilized without undue effort. Furthermore devices of such character may be conveniently attached to and removed from cribs of various sizes within reasonable limits, by a simple manual adjustment. After installation the suspended bottle is frictionally held against falling from the loop 15 and may be manipulated by the child whims without attention on the dental displacement from the loop 15 after the loop defining ring element 16 has been drawn toward the inserted bottle. a V

The intermediate plastic or other bottle retaining ring member 16 may be movably secured against displacement from the resilient cord 10 in any desired manner, for example by means of a string or the like attached ,at its opposite ends to the ring and cord respectively. In the modification illustrated in Fig. 4 a plastic or other clip member 18 may be utilized instead of the ring member 16 for frictionally retaining the bottle within the cord loop 15. Opposite ends of the clip are curled around spaced portions of the cord 10 as'shown at,19, thereby providing a device which is held against displacement from the cord member 10. This regardless of whether the latter is in use or when in detached and stored position.

, In both embodiments of the invention it will be observed that the intermediate loop portion 15 of the cord ltlis at'all times provided with an open throat of constant width, thereby insuring that both oppositely and outwardly extending portions of the cord are maintained in the same plane for the purpose herein above emphasized.

It is thought that the invention and'many of its attendant advantages will be understood from the foregoing description, and it will be apparent that various changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts Without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention or sacrificing all of its material advantages, the form 'hereinbefore described being merely a preferred embodiment thereof.

What is claimed is: 1. A nursing bottle holder comprising a single flexible cord of resilient material having means secured to its opposite ends for attaching the cord under tension to opposed sides of a childs crib, said resilient cord when so attached including an intermediate depending loop open at one side for partially surrounding and engaging a nursing bottle when inserted into the loop, and clamping member loosely surrounding adjacent spaced portions of said tensioned cord on the open side of said loop to close the latter and to dispose the loop entirely within the plane of the tensioned cord, said clamping member being movable relative to said cord towards an inserted nursing bottle to contract the loop and stretch the resilient material of the latter tightly around said bottle to frictional'ly and resiliently hold the same'in depending {inclined position without tendency to spin the bottle, said cord being movable through and relative to said clamping member to dispose and individually confine nursing bottles of varying diameters within said loop at selected posi tions longitudinally of said cord.

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U.S. Classification248/104, 24/115.00R, 24/298
International ClassificationA61J9/06
Cooperative ClassificationA61J2009/0661, A61J9/06, A61J2009/0638
European ClassificationA61J9/06