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Publication numberUS2909345 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 20, 1959
Filing dateFeb 5, 1958
Priority dateFeb 5, 1958
Publication numberUS 2909345 A, US 2909345A, US-A-2909345, US2909345 A, US2909345A
InventorsToshio Matsnoka
Original AssigneeToshio Matsnoka
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Nursing bottle holder
US 2909345 A
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Oct. 20, 1959 1'. MATSUOKA 2,909,345

NURSING BOTTLE HOLDER Filed Feb. 5, 1958 Tosh/'0 Ma/suo/ra 1 N VEN TOR.

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c1. zine-106 The present invention relates .-to .new anduseful improvements in nursing 'bot'tle holders hasfor its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, novel means for supporting a nursing bottle in a position whereby a reclining baby may conveniently feed therefrom. p

Another very important-objectof the invention is to provide "a holder of the aforementioned character which is adapted to support the nursing bottle in an out-of-theway position when desired.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a nursing bottle holder of the character described which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, compact, of light weight and which may be manufactured at low cost.

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 1 is a perspective view, showing a nursing bottle holder constructed in accordance with the present invention in use;

Figure 2 is a perspective view of an end portion of the device, showing the position of the bottle when the baby is not feeding therefrom;

Figure 3 is a detail View in elevation of the bottle encircling strap or band;

Figure 4 is a perspective view of one end portion of a modified form of the device; I

Figure 5 is a top plan view of the other end portion of the modification; and

Figure 6 is a perspective view of the end portion of the modification shown in Figure 5, showing the bottle supporting arm in inoperative or retracted position.

Referring now to the drawing in detail and to Figure 1 thereof in particular, it will be seen that reference character 7 designates generally a substantially ovate base comprising a frame 8 of suitable resilient wire. The base 7 is adapted to be inserted beneath the baby to be fed, as indicated at 9, to be held in position thereby. Rising from one end portion of the base 7 is an integral sleeve or socket 10.

Removably mounted on the base 7 is a rotatably adjustable crane 11, also of suitable resilient wire. The crane 11 includes on one end a depending post or stem 12 which is secured in adjusted position in the socket through the medium of a setscrew 13. The other end portion of the crane 11 is bent laterally in a manner to provide a spindle 14.

Mounted for swinging movement in a vertical plane on the crane 11 is an arm 15 of resilient wire. At one end, the arm 15 terminates in a coil 16 which is journaled on the spindle 14. The arm 15 further includes an angularly bent intermediate portion 17 forming a stop the purpose of which will be presently set forth.

Mounted on the other or free end portion of the arm 2,909,345 Patented Oct. 20, 1959 2 15 is a strap or band 18 of suitable flexible material which is adapted to encircle a nursing bottle, as indicated at 19, for removably mounting-said bottle on said arm. The strap or band18 includes an elastic portion 20'. Suitable snap fastener elements 21 areprovided on the end portions of the strap or band 18 for securing same under tension around the bottle 19.

It is thought that the use of the device will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Briefly, the base 7 is positioned on a mattress or other supporting surface and the baby to be fed, as at 9, is placed thereon. Of course, the weight of the baby holds the base 7 in position. By loosening the setscrew 13 the crane 11 may be rotatably adjusted on the base 7, if necessary. The strap 18 is then secured under tension around the bottle 19 for mounting said bottle on the arm 15. The arm 15 is then swung on the spindle 14 to the position of Figure 1 of the drawing. Thus, the bottle 19 is suspended in a substantially inverted position where the baby may conyeniently take the usual nipple 22 on said bottle. {Reference character 23 designates a loop on the strap 18 in which the arm v15 is engaged for mounting said strap on said arm. When the baby is through feeding or when the bottle 19 is empty, the arm 15 with said bottle thereon is swung upwardly and rearwardly until the stop 17 comes to rest by gravity on the adjacent end portion of the crane 11. In this manner the bottle 19 is supported in an out-of-the-way, rearwardly and upwardly inclined, non-feeding position, as shown in Figure 2 of the drawing.

In the modification of Figures 4, 5 and 6 of the drawing, reference character 24 designates generally a base comprising a substantially ovate plate 25 of a suitable plastic. Rising from one end portion of the plate 25 is a sleeve or socket 26. Removably mounted in the socket 26 is a crane 27, also of a suitable plastic. The crane 27 includes, on one end, a depending post or stem 28 which is secured in the socket 26 by a setscrew 29.

Pivotally mounted, as at 30, for swinging movement in a vertical plane on the other end portion of the crane 27 is a plastic arm 31. Mounted on the free end portion of the arm 31 is an elastic strap or band 32 (similar to the strap or band 18) for removably mounting a nursing bottle on said arm. Projecting laterally from the arm 31 at an intermediate point is a pin or stop 33 which is engageable on the crane 27 as shown in Figure 6 of the drawing for supporting the bottle in an out-of-the-way position when the baby is not feeding therefrom.

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 nursing bottle holder comprising: a base for mounting on a support, a crane mounted on said base, an arm mounted for swinging movement in a vertical plane on the crane and operable by gravity to feeding position, means for mounting a nursing bottle on said arm, and means on the arm engageable by gravity with the crane for limiting the swinging movement of said arm in one direction for supporting the bottle in an out-of-the-way, rearwardly and upwardly inclined non-feeding position.

2. A nursing bottle holder comprising: a base for mounting on a support, a crane mounted on said base, an arm mounted for swinging movement in a vertical plane on the crane and operable by gravity to feeding position, means for mounting a nursing bottle on said arm, and means on the arm engageable by gravity with the crane direction for supporting the bottle in an out-of-the-way,

rearwardly and upwardly inclined, non-feeding position, the last named means including an angularly bent intermediate portion on the arm engageable on the crane.

3. A nursing bottle holder comprising: a base for mounting on a support, a crane mounted on said base, an arm mounted for swinging movement in a vertical plane on the crane and operable by gravity to feeding position, means for mounting a nursing bottle on said arm, and means on the arm engageable by gravity with the crane for limiting the swinging movement of said arm in one direction for supporting the bottle in an out-of-the-way, rearwardly and upwardly inclined, non-feeding position, the last named means comprising a pin projecting laterally from the arm at an intermediate point and engageable on the crane.

4. A nursing bottle holder comprising: a base for mounting on a support, a crane mounted on said base, a spindle on one end of said crane, an arm mounted for swinging movement in a vertical plane on the crane and including on one end a coil journaled on the spindle, means for mounting a nursing bottle on the free end portion of the arm, said arm being operable by gravity to feeding position and including an angularly bent intermediate portion engageable by gravity on the crane for limiting the swinging movement of said arm in one direction for supporting the bottle in anout-of-the-way, rearwardly and upwardly inclined, non-feeding position.

5. A nursing bottle holder comprising: a base for mounting on a support, said base including a substantially ovate plate, a socket rising from one end portion of said plate, a removable crane mounted for rotary adjustment on the base and including onone end a depending stem rotatably engaged in the socket, means for securing the stem in the socket, an arm mounted for swinging movement in a vertical plane on the other end of the crane, and means for mounting a nursing bottle on the arm, said armbeing operable by gravity for suspending the bottle in feedingposition, said arm including means engageable by gravity on the crane for limiting the swinging movement of said arm in one direction and for supporting the bottle in an out-of-the-way, rearwardly and upwardly inclined, non-feeding position.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/106
International ClassificationA61J9/06
Cooperative ClassificationA61J2009/0669, A61J9/06, A61J2009/0638, A61J2009/0684
European ClassificationA61J9/06