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Publication numberUS3043464 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 10, 1962
Filing dateMar 2, 1959
Publication numberUS 3043464 A, US 3043464A, US-A-3043464, US3043464 A, US3043464A
InventorsNicholas Cerasari
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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N. CERASARI NURSING BOTTLE July 10, 1962 Filed March 2, 1959 IN VENTOR. Maholczs Cerwsa/T- ATTORNEYS United States 3,043,454 Patented July 10, 1962 3,043,464 NURSING BOTTLE Nicholas Cerasari, Elsmere, Del. (11(13 Spruce Ave., Oak Grove, Wilmington 5, Del.) Filed Mar. 2, 1959, Ser. No. 796,391 11 Claims. (Cl. 215-400) The present invention relates to an improved nursing bottle. More specifically, the invention is designed to provide means for feeding infants sufien'ng from nasal congestion, as from a common cold.

It has long been recognized that an infant, who is suffering from nasal congestion, cannot readily use a common nursing bottle. The primary difficulty is the fact that it is impossible for the infant to breathe and suck on the nipple of a nursing bottle at the same time.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a surprisingly simple, effective and economical means for clearing an infants nasal passages at the same time that the infant is drinking from a nursing bottle.

Other novel features and advantages of the present invention are further apparent to one skilled in the art from a reading of the following description in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which similar reference characters refer to similar parts.

FIG. 1 is a disassembled embodiment of this invention in perspective; and

FIG. 2 is a central sectional elevation through the cover element of the invention.

Referring to FIG. 1, the container 1 has an open top 2 and threads 3, peripherally located around said top opening. Closure or cap 4 is shown above container 1 and has a centrally located opening 5 and an annular flange 6 around sidewall 7 of closure 4. The annular flange 6 is located at a point removed from top surface 8 of said closure. usual flexible type known to those skilled in the art. On the inner surface of sidewall 7 of closure 4 are threads (not shown) which cooperate with the threads 3 of container 1. Shown above closure 4 is cover 9 which has a horizontal portion 11 and a dependent flange portion 11. Horizontal portion 11 has a central opening lil, which is substantially the same diameter as the diameter of opening 5. In spaced relationship around the outer portion of horizontal portion 11 are ports 12. As shown, the ports are of circular configuration; however, they may assume other shapes such as rectangular, oval, etc. On the outer surface of dependent flange 11' are, supported in fixed manner, spring clamps 13 which are positioned to cooperate with annular flange 6 on closure 4 to provide a tight seal between closure 4 and cover 9.

FIG. 2 shows the relationship between the top of con:

tainer 1, closure 4, cover 9 and nipple 14 when assembled. Closure 4 holds nipple 14 in position at the top opening of container 1. Cover 9 fits over closure 4 with the spring clamps 13 holding said cover in position by locking under annular flange 6 of closure 4. Closure 4 and cover 9, as thus assembled, provide a peripheral compartment 15 between the outer periphery of sidewall 7 of closure 4 and the inner surface of dependent flange 11' of cover 9. Ports 12 provide openings in said cover allowing communication between compartment 15 and the surrounding outer atmosphere.

A voltaile nasal inhalant is placed in compartment 15. Thus, when the infant is drinking from the nursing bottle, it brings into close proximity of the nasal passages an agent for opening said passages. Since infants are generally fed warmed liquids, the heat of the liquid penetrates into compartment 15. thus further volatilizing the relief-giving medication. The benefit derived from the heat of the bottle can be enhanced by making closure 4 Supported in central opening 5 is a nipple 14 of the v or appropriate parts thereof, such as sidewall 7', out of heat conductive material, such as aluminum, stainless steel, etc.

The volatile inhalant material placed in compartment 15 may be any one of numerous materials known to have benefit in relieving nasal congestion. A typical example of these materials is Vicks Vaporub, which is a combination of menthol, eucalyptol and methyl salicylate in an oil base; amphetamine or tincture of benzoin are other examples of agents which may also be used. If the material is of sufiiciently high viscosity, it may be placed directly into the compartment 15. Otherwise, material, such as cotton, can be placed into compartment 15 and then wet with solutions of the agent. Obviously, other means will be apparent to those skilled in the art.

The illustrations exemplify a preferred embodiment of the invention. It is not intended to limit the invention thereto. Numerous modifications may be made without varying the basic principles therein disclosed. For example, annular flange 6 and the lower inner surfaces of dependent flange 11 can be equipped with cooperating threads, thus replacing spring clamps 13. Furthermore, compartment 15 may be broken up into sections or may be confined to a predetermined arc. Closure 4 and cover 9 can be conveniently made of plastic materials presently used in the formation of closures for regular nursing bottles. They can also be made of any number of metallic substances or metallic alloys known to those skilled in the art.

What is claimed is:

1. A nursing bottle comprising an open top container, a cap for the top opening, a centrally located opening in said cap as means for supporting a nipple in nursing position, a cover which fits over the cap to provide a peripheral compartment substantially between the periphery of the closure and the inner surface of the cover, in said cover an opening for said nipple, and in said cover at least one opening which connects said peripheral compartment with the surrounding atmosphere.

2. A nursing bottle according to claim 1 in which said cover has affixed to the periphery thereof means which cooperate with the closure to retain the cover in fixed position on the closure.

3. A nursing bottle according to claim 1 wherein the closure is a heat conductive closure.

4. A nursing bottle according to claim 3 wherein the heat conductive closure is a stainless steel closure.

5. A nursing bottle comprising an open top container, a cap for the top opening, a centrally located opening in said cap as means for supporting a nipple in nursing position, a cover which fits over the cap to provide a peripheral compartment between the periphery of the closure and the inner surface of the cover, in said cover an opening for said nipple, at least one opening in said cover which connects said peripheral compartment with the surrounding atmosphere, and a volatile inhalant substantially positioned within said peripheral compartment.

6; An improvement in closing means for open top nursing bottles comprising a cap for the top opening of the bottle, a centrally located opening in said cap as means for supporting a nipple in nursing position, a cover which fits over the cap to provide a peripheral compartment between the periphery of the closure and the inner surface of the cover, in said cover an opening for said nipple, and in said cover at least one opening which connects said peripheralcompartment with the surrounding atmosphere.

7. An improved closure for open top nursing bottles as in claim 6 wherein said cover contains means affixed to the periphery thereof cooperating with the closure to retain the cover in fixed position on the closure.

8. An improved closure for open top nursing bottles as aoaaesa in claim 6 wherein a volatile inhalant substance is positioned within said peripheral compartment.

9. An improved closure for open top nursing bottles as in claim.6 wherein the closure is a heat conductive closure.

10; An improved closure for open top nursing bottles as in claim 9 wherein the heat conductive closure is a stainless steel closure.

11. An improvement in closing means for open top nursing bottles comprising a cap for the top opening of the bottle, a centrally located opening in said cap as means for supporting a nipple in nursing position, a cover which fits over the cap to provide a peripheral compartment between the periphery of the closure and the inner surface 5 2,870,930

of the cover and in the horizontal position of said cover a plurality of spaced openings in annular pattern; said plurality of spaced openings connecting said peripheral compartment with the surrounding atmosphere.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,492,836 Decker May 6, 1924 1,749,313 Burtchaell Mar. 4, 1930 2,643,785 Rust June 30, 1953 2,746,631 WitZ May 22, 1956 2,813,649 Lipari Nov. '19, 1957 2,834,496 Boston et a1. May 13, 1958 Bannister et a1. Jan. 27, 1959

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Classifications
U.S. Classification215/11.1, 215/386
Cooperative ClassificationA61J9/00