US 2938518 A
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May 31, 1960 w. E. HORROCKS CONTAINER ASSEMBLIES Filed March 26, 1956 I ////-A 1 J INVENTUR II 5 ll l I I 1 I 1 z I 1 l/ I I .ll'llilllll- CONTAINER ASSEMBLIES Walter E. 'Horrocks, 1494 Rosewood Ave., Lakewood 7, Ohio Filed Mar. 26, 1956, Ser- No. 573,833
8 Claims. (Cl. 128-272) tions and various other solutions, are thus prevented from comingin direct contact with the metallic screw cap, 'but, in containers that are utilizedtto .includeasuspended drainage cup as'isdisclosed herewith, a'fiat type of washer will not prevent the seepage of the solutions from passing between the underside ofthe cups sus pended fiange21 and the top surface 22 or 25 of the containers shown in Fig. l,'and Fig. 9,'respectively. The seepage of corrosive solutions allows of the solutions to contact the metallic screw caps and rust the threads States Patent around the caps which renders them unsanitary and eventually useless for providing a leak immunized container assembly as outlined and disclosed herewith.
An important object of the invention is to provide a leak-immunized container assemblage having a one piece draining cup freely suspended in the container and arranged in a manner to segregate wads of cotton or the like from the mass liquid contents within the container.
Another object is to provide a leak-immunized container assemblage having a one piece draining cup that is free from any appendages.
Another object is to provide a leak-immunized con-- tainer assemblage having a one piece draining cup that is freely suspended in the container after the cover of the container has been removed.
Another object is to provide a leak-immunized container assemblage having a one piece draining cup that can be easily removed, with its contents being either freely inserted into, or removed from the drainage cup while the drainage cup remains suspended in the container structure.
Another object is to provide aone piece draining cup that may be quickly removed and quickly cleaned.
Other objects and advantages of the invention willbe apparent during the course of the following description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which:
Fig. l is a side view, partly in section, showing a bottle type container assembly partly embodying my invention before it is completely assembled.
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of a screw cap cover adapted to be secured around the outlet neck of the partly illustrated assemblage shown in Fig. l.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view of a distortable sealing washer having a ring portion formed on its under side such as it is shaped after being coined over andaround theouter and inner edges of the cups flange portion 21 so as toseat ice - against the top edge 22 of the-container structure shown .in Fig. l.
Fig. 4 'isa sectional view showing the one piece perforatedidrainage cup holding a-wad of cotton which is to :be inserted into the neck of the container structure shown JinFig. 1.
Fig. 5 shows atop view of the perforated cup shown' in Fig, 4, such as viewed with the cotton wad'C removed therefrom.
Fig. 6 is a sectional showing a modified perforated drainage cup having a tapered body portion.
:Fig. 7 is a sectional view showing a perforated drainage cup modified to hold cotton swaged' sticks.
E Fig. 8 is a'sectional view-showing a modified perforated drainage cup having the flange at the top end of the cups turned inward with the upper portion of the cups provided witha series of kerfs arranged therearound which provides of. utilizing a metallic cup having the kerfed-end PP: sprung slightly outwardly in a manner to support the cup inside the neck 18 by frictional contact, instead of providinga projecting flange to support the cup' in the container outlet.
Fig. 9 shows a sectional view of a leak-immunized 'jar container assemblage having the supporting flange of the 25- drainage cup suspended on a ledge which extends below the top open end of the jar container.
' Fig. 10 shows a sectional view of the perforated drain- :age cups provided with oblong apertures extending throughiits side wall portion.
Inithe drawings wherein for the purpose'of illustration,
18. The numeral 19 designates a drainage cup of one piece construction provided with a clean bottom portion having perforations 20 therethrough, and a flange 21 projecting'horizontally from its top open end, and in which awad of cotton C is to be inserted, and the drainage cup 19 together'with the cotton Wad is to be inserted in the neck portion '18 of the bottle container 15 with its probjecting'fiange 21 resting on the top open end of the neck portion 18 with the outer edge of the flange 21 being or substantially less diameterthan the outer diameter of the :neck v18 provides a ledge 22 which provides'a'distort- 1 able seating surface to allow of thesealing washer 23 "to -'be coined around the outer edge of 'the drainage cups flange 21 as shown at D, 'to seat against thex'top end 220i the neck 18 to provide a' leak-immunized joint between the undersurface of the flange 2 1, andt'ne top face of the ledge 22, when thescrewcap shown in Fig. 2, having thedistortable washer 23 inserted therein is screwed down tightly so as to coin the washer T23 over theedge of the flange 21 to seat against theltop .coinedas shown in the Fig. 3, or the washers maybe .initially'provided with a ring portion to provide' the sealing washer. The cups shown in Figures 4, 6'; 7, and 10 can besuspended in the bottle container shown in Figfl, in the same manner asdescn'bed above to allow of'prw vidinga leak. proof and seepage proof jointin the bottle assembly as shown in. Fig. 1. The" oval iaperturesbo 'shown in the cup at Fig. 10provid'es a means 'toinsert finger: tips so as toinitially raise the projecting'fianges '21 from contact with the top end of the container outletsgin order toab'reak any-wet seal that mayfloccurbetweenlthe :under side of theafiangesll and the top:.edges;22::or'- 25 of; the. container outlets, and they are intendedzto. be inliquids are used having sticky characteristics:
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corporated in any ofthe cups if so desired such as when The numeral 24 designates a jar type of container structure pro- I vided with a recessed ledge 25 extending below the top edge 26 and around the inside of the jar container 24 proto insert a washer 27 to overlie the top side of the flange 21 and rest upon the top edge 26 of the container 24 in .such a manner as to allow of the screw cap 28 to be screwed tightly against the top side of the washer 27 and compress the washer 27' against the top edge 26 of the jar container '24 to provide a leak-immunized container assembly of the conventional type to prevent of any seepage or evaporation of liquid contents from the container such as when the container is positioned in'any position, and further allowing of a multiple number of cotton swabs, or other elements to remain in the container when the cover is removed from the container assembly;
In order to lift the drainage cup .19 out of the container i structures, a'thumb is positioned across 22m 26 in which the thumb serves as a fulcrum as when the end of the ad- L joining index finger is inserted'in the oblong apertures 30 to pry the flange 21 away from any wet or stickey seal that holdsthe cups in the containerstructures.
In the foregoing specification and drawings I have shownpreferred examples of practicing my concept for providing leak-immunized container assemblies in which ments in the draining cups and allows of the cups to be ;,easily removed and easily cleaned, with their. contents also being easily inserted or easily removed as the case may be. The assembled containers may be used to carry 1 various medicated liquids together with preinserted cotton swabs in which the surplus liquids can be easily drained off, and the entire outfit canbe carried in any position, such as in a traveling bag, or suit-case without the liquid contents, or any of the corrosive contents being spilled from the disclosed assemblies. In the case of using boric acid solutions for ,swabing the. eyes, and eye cup is not always available, whereas a leak-immunized: container ,equipped with the disclosed draining cups having cotton swabs stored therein. provides a means where all of the necessities for cleaning the eyes are contained in one sanitary leak-immunized-package.
In; lieu'of using the washers27 shown in the Fig. 9, it;is intended when corrosive solutions .are used, to use a Washer similarto that-shown in. the Fig. 3, with the ring 7 portion of the washer that extends below the bottom of .the washer, arranged in a manner to. be compressed aroundv the periphery 21, of the flange, and seat against the'top end of the recessed-ledge 25,2in the same manner as described for utilizing the distortable washer with the bottle container structure shown in Fig. 1. t, is to be noted and it is intended to use a distortable blind washer-initially shaped to acontour as described in the Fig.3, whereby a slight tortional twist will compress thewasher around bothvthe inner and outer'peripheries I of the drainage cupfs flange121. I It is to be understood that the forms of my invention,
herewith shown anddesc'ribed, is to be taken as'perfei'red: examples of the same, and that various changes in the shape, size andarrangement of parts may beresorted to, without, departing from thespirit and concept of my in- .vention, or-thie scope' ofthe subjoined claims. ,-This;application'is a continuation in part of'inyin'o'w abandoned application, Serial No.'4OO;995, filed. December-29,=' 1953, for Container-,which application. has been abandoned in zview'of its being superceded by this present 1 Having described my in'ventiomwhat I desire to secure iby'zLettersi-Patent as ne'w,'is asfollowsin which I claim:
1."; A; screwcapped leak-immunized: container structure ,peripheriesof said flange and seat against the ledge on B said cup, said flange freely supporting said cup in the outlet means While suspending the said bottom within the Said container structure to allow of liquids to drain in and out of said cup, said flange'beingsealed-around its inner and outer peripheries with a distortable blind washer in a 10 manner to arrest the seep'age'ofliquid's from their mass contents so. thatthey. w'illnot seep around the threaded portions of said cap, said washer. having anover 'all flat top side arranged to fit in said cap',"a' straight ring portion formed at the periphery of said washer and extending 15 vertically therefrom, the under side of said washer being bulged downwardly from the inner periphery of said n'ng portion in a manner to be torsionally compressed around the inner periphery of said cup.
2. A screw cappedcontainer assembly comprising in 20 combination, a body portion having an open end neck portion havingthreads .therearound, avscrew cap screwed around the neck portion, and a one piece tubular-drainage cup suspended in said neck, comprising a tubular wall supported on a clean perforated base, a horizontally dis- 25 posed cleaniflange around the open end of, said cup supported on a rim of said neck with its outer periphery terminating substantially .within'the outer periphery of the said neck portion, and a distortable blind washer in said cap, comprising a body. portion having a ring portion projecting away from itsunder side including a portion of said body diverging downwardly from the inner periphery of the. ring portion, said washer being arranged in a manner to be tortionally compressed against the outer rim Y of the said neck and aroundthe outer and inner peripheries of the said flange to provide a leak proof seal extend- I ing all around the outer and inner peripheries of the said flange and over all of the under side of said cap.
.3. In an assembly as described in claim 2 said one piece drainage cup being; provided with a tubular wall having 0 diametrically disposed oblong apertures through the said 'wall. f
- 411A screw capped leakeir'nmunized container assemblycomprising in-combination, a container structurehaving an-openneck portion with: threads: therearound, a
screw cap screwed around the outside. of said neck por tion, and at one. piece; tubular draining cup' suspended in .saidlneckcomprising a tubular wall'supported on a clean perforated base, a horizontally disposed clean. flange arranged around the openend of said cup, said wall having diametrically disposed oblong" apertures :therethrough below said flange,..said flange beingsupportedon the top .endof said neck with its outer.peripheryzterminating sub stantially within the outer periphery of'said neck for providing aledg'ebetween its outer periphery and the outer periphery ofsaid. neckportion, andafdistortable. blind I washer arranged in f the said. cap having-2a ring portion projecting-downwardly from its under 1 side and i having a bulged portion extending-downwardly around the'inner periphery of said ring, said washer arranged in a manner :"to be torsionallyi compressed around'the inner and outer said neekprovided around theouter' periphery of said flanges I 5. AscreW capped leak-immunized containenstructure having outlet means with a perforated c ipsuspended therein, comprising'a one piece pup structure having a I clean flange projecting horizontally from. its :top'open end with the said cup'having anclan perforated bottom 7 supporting a so'lid tubularwall, the wall of said cup hav- -'ing diametrically disposed oblong apertures -below its projecting flange, said flange arranged in v a "manner to "freely support said cup'in the outlet 'means and. suspend --the said bottom withinthe said 'container.; structure i'n' a '.manner to allow of liquids toidrain in and outof said icup, said flange being sealedwith a'blind washer around its outer and inner periphery in a manner to arrest the seepage of corrosive liquids from their mass contents so they will not disperse around the threaded portions of said cap.
6. In a screw capped container assembly, comprising in combination, a body having an open neck portion, a screw cap screwed around the outside of the neck portion, a one piece tubular draining cup suspended in said neck, comprising a solid tubular wall supported on a clean perforated base, said wall having diametrically disposed oblong apertures through the said wall, a horizontally disposed clean flange arranged around the open end of the said cup, said flange being supported on a rim of said neck with its outer periphery terminating substantially within the outer periphery of said neck and providing a seat between its outer periphery and the outer periphery of the neck portion, and a distortable blind Washer arranged in said cap provided with a flat surface on its top side and a ring portion projecting downwardly from its under side arranged in a manner to be tortionally compressed around the outer and inner peripheries of said flange and seat against the ledge provided around the outer periphery of the said flange on the said neck.
7. A container assembly as described in claim 2, in which the container has a bottle neck outlet means.
8. A drainage cup as specified in claim 1, in which the tubular wall of said cup has diametrically disposed oblong apertures therethrough.
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