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Publication numberUS2917766 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 22, 1959
Filing dateSep 3, 1957
Priority dateSep 3, 1957
Publication numberUS 2917766 A, US 2917766A, US-A-2917766, US2917766 A, US2917766A
InventorsIgnatz Ciffo
Original AssigneeIgnatz Ciffo
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Non spillable bottle
US 2917766 A
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United States Patent NON SPILLABLE BOTTLE Ignatz Ciifo, Yonkers, N.Y.

Application September 3, 1957, Serial No. 681,511

1 Claim. (Cl. 15140.4)

This invention concerns a non-spillable bottle for dispensing nail polish, perfume, inflammable liquids, poisons, iodine, and other solutions which maight do harm it spilled.

It is an object of the invention to provide a container having an enlarged hollow chamber with an outlet in a reentrant wall so that if the bottle should be tipped over, the liquid would flow into one side of the chamber instead of spilling out of the bottle.

It is a further object to provide a container for liquids having an enlarged hollow chamber with an outlet in a reentrant wall closed by a stopper, and a brush dispenser removably and adjustably carried by said stopper and disposed in said outlet.

It is a further object to provide a liquid container having an enlarged, generally spherical chamber pierced by a reentrant wall constituting an outlet, said reentrant wall being tubular in form and having a threaded portion for removably securing a stopper thereto.

It is a further object to provide a liquid container of the character described wherein said stopper has an internally threaded portion for removably retaining a brush for dispensing the liquid.

It is another object to provide an elongated stopper for a container of the character described shaped for convenient grasping by the hand and designed to support a dispensing brush as an extension thereof,

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claim in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. l is an elevational view of a bottle and stopper embodying one form of the invention.

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the bottle and stopper.

Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 44 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of another form of stopper.

Fig. 6 is an end view of the stopper of Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 77 of Fig. 6.

Fig. 8 is a top plan view of another form of bottle according to the invention.

Fig. 9 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 9--9 of Fig. 8.

Fig. 10 is a top plan view of still another form of bottle.

In Figs. 1 to 4 there is shown a round generally spherical hollow bottle 10 having a top opening formed as a reentrant tapered cylindrical tube 11 with a bore or passage 12 extending diametrically downwardly into the hollow chamber 14 of the bottle and terminating about the center thereof. The chamber 14 extends above the innermost end of the tube 11 and all around said tube. In-

tegrally formed with the tube 11 is a cylindrical nipple 15 extending radially outward from the bottle and axial-- ly aligned with the tube 11. The nipple has an externally threaded end 16. Removably threaded on the nipple is a stopper 17. This stopper has an outer fluted or otherwise ornamented flat handle portion 18 and cylindrical body or sleeve portion 19 with an internally threaded recess or bore 21 which fits on the threaded end 16 of nipple 15. A resilient ring gasket 20 of rubber, fiber, plastic, or the like is seated on the inner end of the bore 21 for sealing the free end of nipple 15 therein.

The bottle has a flat solid base 23 formed thereon. A threaded bore 24 is centrally formed in the stopper 17.

Axially disposed in this bore is brush B. The brush is formed of a glass or plastic rod forming a handle 25 with a threaded end removably threaded in bore 24. Attached to the other end of the handle are bristles 26. The han-..

dle extends through bore 21 and passage 12 and termimates in chamber 14. The rod constituting the brushis axially disposed in the bore 12 of tube 11. Bores 12 and.

24 are axially aligned. The rod may be adj'tustably positioned in bore '24 so that the bristles at the end of the rod touch the bottom of the chamber 14 or are raised any desired distance therefrom. The bottle is preferably formed either of transparent or colored material such as glass, plastic, crystal, etc., and may be ornamented as desired.

In use, the bottle may be filled with perfume, nail polish, iodine, medicine, or other fluid of highly volatile constitutents. The bottle is filled no higher than the liquid level 28 at the bottom of tube 11, then, should the bottle he accidentally turned over on its side, all of the fluid in the bottle will spill into the side of the chamber then positioned below the horizontally positioned tube 11. Even if the bottle is turned upside-down, the fluid will not spill out of the bottle because of pressure lock, but will collect in the space around the tube and in bore 12.

The fluid inside the bottle in chamber 14 can only be removed by contact with the bristles 26 or by the glass or plastic rod 25.

There has thus been provided a non-spillable, ornamental bottle of general utility.

In Figs. 5, 6 and 7 is shown another form of stopper which can be used with the bottle 10. This stopper 30 has an elongated generally cylindrical body with a flattened oval-shaped end 31 and a round end 32. A bore or passage 33 may extend completely through the body or the body may be solid. The bore 33 has an enlarged internally threaded section 34 near the round end 32 in which is removably threaded the end of handle 25. The bore 33 terminates in a still wider internally threaded end 35 adapted to be threaded on nipple 15 of the bottle. The brush handle 25 efiectively blocks the passage through bore 33.

Bore section 34 is longer than the threaded portion of handle 25 so that the brush can be adjustably positioned in the bottle to a desired depth.

The elongated body 30 of the stopper alTords a conventional handle for manipulating the stopper.

In Figs. 8 and 9 the modified form of hollow bottle 10 shown is generally hexagonal in external shape with a flat bottom 23. The lower portion of the bottle has flat facets 38. The bottle has a chamber 14 identical to that of Figs. 14. Tube 11' is internally threaded near its inner free end and brush B has its handle 25' threaded at an intermediate portion 37 so that the brush is adjustably positioned in the chamber. Nipple 15 of Fig. l is omitted. This form of bottle may be more economically made than bottle 10 and will be satisfactory for those purposes where the hermetic seal provided by stoppers 17 and 30 is not essential. If desired, the exterior of the bottle 10 can be formed with more or less than six sides or may be wholly round. Thus, in Fig. 10 the bottle 10" is shown formed with twelve concave curved sides or facets -39 which present an attractive jewel-like appearance.- In -vertical-section, bottles 10and 10"are substantially identicalas-shown in Fig. 9.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it istobe understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosedand that various-changes and modificationsmay be made within the scope of the inventionas defined in theappended claim. I

-Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, anddesire to secure by United StatesLettersPatent Anon-spillable bottle comprising abulbous body, the top'of the body being formed with a central tubegsaid tribe eXtending inwardly and outwardly of the top, the outwardly extending portion being externally threaded, the inwardly extending portionextending into the body midway its top and bottom, anda stopper for closing the outer'end of the tube, said stopper including a cylindrical body portion with an internally screw-threaded axially disposed recess therein and an integral flat solid handle radiating from one end of said cylindrical body, said cylindrical body and flat handle having a bore communicating with said recess, said bore being internally screw-threaded to receive removably the threaded end of a brush extending through the tube into the interior of the body of the bottle.

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U.S. Classification206/15.2, D09/545, 401/129, 215/392, D09/519, 215/227, 215/41, 215/391, 401/120, 222/562
International ClassificationA45D34/04
Cooperative ClassificationA45D34/045
European ClassificationA45D34/04C2