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Publication numberUS2989278 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1961
Filing dateOct 10, 1960
Priority dateOct 10, 1960
Publication numberUS 2989278 A, US 2989278A, US-A-2989278, US2989278 A, US2989278A
InventorsAlvin Hyman
Original AssigneeAlvin Hyman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Nursing bottle holder
US 2989278 A
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June 20, 1961 A. HYMAN 2,989,278

NURSING BOTTLE HOLDER Filed OCT'. 10, 1960 INVENToR. ALW N HY M A N Einw. N. Pow

United States Patent t 2,989,278 f NURSING BOTTLE HOLDER Alvin Hyman, 22 Lincoln Parkway, Bayonne,

lled Oct. 10, 1960, Ser. Nb. 61,659 5 Claims. (Cl. 248-106) My invention relates generally to nursing bottle holders, and specifically to nursing bottle holders that return to a chosen normal position although deflected repeatedly from that position.

It is among the objects of my nursing bottle holder which invariably directs the nipple of a nursing bottle-toward an infants lips.

It is another object of my invention to provide la' nursing bottle holder that returns to a chosen normal position however it may be deflected.

It is another object of my invention to provide a nursing bottle holder that may be firmly anchored against an accidental fall which might destroy the bottle.

It is among the further objects of my invention to eliminate fatigue arising from hand-holding of nursing bottles.

Yet another object of my invention is to constantly and conveniently provide a nursing bottle available to an infant after momentary fatigue, or momentary lapse of desire for food, makes the infant relinquish the nursing bottle.

These objects and advantages as well as other objects and advantages may be achieved by the device shown by way of illustration in the drawings in which:

FIGURE 1 is a front elevational view of my nursing bottle holder in normal position; and

FIGURE 2 is a side elevational view of my nursing bottle holder with the first ring and holder pivoted in response to the tilting of the nursing bottle.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, my nursing bottle holder provides a mounting that can be attached to the tray of a high chair and will constantly maintain a nursing bottle within easy reach of the lips of an infant in the chair, and will also maintain the nipple on the bottle directed toward the normal position of the infant in the chair.

The nursing bottle holder 11 has a central resilient holder 12 for a bottle 13 in the shape of a ring, preferably, or of some other shape adapted to resiliently grip and hold a nursing bottle. The holder 12 may be made of plastic material, or metal. It may also be provided with an inner lining of soft compressible material having a relatively high coefficient of friction. The holder may be elastically deformable to accommodate a bottle 13 so as to frictionally engage it, or the holder 12 may have a gap 14, so that its diameter may be less than the diarneter of a bottle, and it may be resiliently expanded in diameter so as to grip the bottle 13. Radial vertical axles 15 disposed on the same diameter with respect to the holder 12 may be attached to the holder 12, either rigidly or pivotally.

The holder 12 is surrounded by a first open member 16 which may b`e a ring or of any other desired shape as long as the holder 12 may freely pivot within it. The axles 15 are attached to the first ring 16, either rigidly or pivotally. Each axle 15 must have `at least one pivotal connection to either the holder 12 or the first ring 16. A spring 17 is connected at its ends to the first ring 16, andl to the holder 12.

The rst open member 16 or ring is surrounded by a second open member 18; like the first open member 16 this second open member 18 may also be either ringshaped or of some other shape such as square, as long as the first open member 16 may freely pivot Within it. Axles 19 extend radially from the first ring 16 to the second ring 18 in generally opposition to each other on the invention to provide a l same diameter with respect to the second ring 18. Thcs axles 19 are attached to the first and second rings 16, 18 either rigidly or pivotally, but at least one endof 'each axle 19 must be pivotally attached to one of the rings 16,'18 so that, like the first ring 16 and the holder12, the first ring 16 and the second ring 18 may also pivot with respect to each other.

I A spring 20 is attached to the first and second open members orrings -16, 18, and normally maintains theA first and vsecond rings 16, 18 in the same'plane with respectto each other. The spring 17 maintains vthe first ring 16 and the holder 12 in thev same plane with each other, Vwhich -plane is the same plane in which the' first and second open members 16, 18 are maintained.

Attached to the top of the first open member or ring, there is a holder ring 21, which may be used to suspend the bottle holder 11 from over-head to insure against it being dashed to the floor and broken. The bottom of the second ring 18 is rigidly attached to the top of a rod 22. This rod 22, if desired, can be of the adjustable or telescopng variety so that the height of the holder can be adjusted. The bottom of the rod 22 is attached to a suction cup 23 so that the bottle holder |11 can be anchored securely upright to the tray of a high chair and the gimbals will at all times maintain the direction of the nipple on the nursing bottle toward the infant and within easy reach of its lips.

Au optional feature that may be added to the nursing bottle holder is a thermostatically controlled warming jacket to surround the nursing bottle and act as a casing for it, in order that the contents of the bottle may be continuously maintained at the optimum temperature in spite of the infants dalliance with the contents.

The foregoing is intended merely as an illustration off the invention, for many changes in the construction, selection and arrangement of the parts can be made Within the scope of the appended claims without depanting from the spirit of the invention.

What is claimed is:

l. A nursing bottle holder comprising a resilient holder dimensioned to frictionally engage a nursing bottle, a first open member surrounding the holder, opposed radial axles pivotally connecting the holder and first open member together, a second open member surrounding the first open member, opposed radial axles connecting the first and second open members together, a spring connected to the holder `and first open member, a spring connected to the first and second open members and normally urging the holder and open members into coplanar relationship, and a means to support the second open member.

2. A nursing bottle holder comprising a generally circular resilient holder dimensioned to frictionally engage a nursing bottle, a first generally circular open member surrounding the holder, opposed radial axles pivotally connecting the holder and first open member together, a second generally circular open member surrounding the first open member, opposed radial axles connecting the first and second open members together, a spring connected to the holder and first open member, a spring connected to the first and second open members and normally urging the holder and open members into coplanar relationship, and a means to support the second open member.

3. A nursing bottle holder comprising a resilient holder dimensioned to frictionally engage a nursing bottle, a first open member surrounding the holder, opposed radial axles pivotally connecting the holder and first open member together, Ia second open member surrounding the first open member, opposed radial axles connecting the first and second open members together, a spring connected to the holder and first open member, a spring connected to the first and second open members and normally urging the Patented June 20, 19615 holder. and open members into coplanar relationship, and a rod connected to the second open member.

4. A nursing bottle holder comprising a resilient holder dimensioned to frictionally engage a nursing bottle, a rst open member surrounding' the holder, opposed radial axles pivotally connecting the holder and rst open member together, a second open member surrounding the first open member, opposed radial axles connecting the first and second open members together, a spring connected to the holder and first open member, a spring connected to the rst and second open members and normally urging` the holder and open members into coplanar relationship, a rod connected to the second open member and a suctiony cup attached to the' end of the rod.

5. A nursing bottle holder comprising a resilient generally circular holder having a gap therein and dimen- Sioned to frictionally engage a nursing Ibot-tle, a rst ring surrounding the holder, opposed radial axles rigidly connected to the holder and pivotally connected to the lirst ring, a second ring surrounding the rst ring, opposed radial axles rigidly connected to the second ring and pivotally connected to the first nng, a first spring connected tothe holder `and rst ring, a second spring connected to the first and second rings, and normally urging the holder and rings into coplanar relation to each other, and a rod n'gidly connected at one end to the bottomA of the rst ring, a suction cup attached to the other end of the rod.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/583, 248/183.3, 248/106, D24/199, 74/471.0XY
International ClassificationA61J9/06
Cooperative ClassificationA61J2009/0684, A61J2009/0638, A61J9/06
European ClassificationA61J9/06