Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS3085612 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1963
Filing dateDec 12, 1960
Priority dateDec 12, 1960
Publication numberUS 3085612 A, US 3085612A, US-A-3085612, US3085612 A, US3085612A
InventorsGobel William B
Original AssigneeGobel William B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bottle holder
US 3085612 A
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

April 16 1963 w. B. GoBEl. 3,085,612

BOTTLE HOLDER Filed Dec. l2, 1960 M'%g Z4 SM M m M /5 Z4 INVENTOR. Z0 I WxLLsAM B. @GEEL YQ *WWW l @@@QWJW i HL/E- United States Patent O 3,085,612 BOTTLE HOLDER William B. Gobel, 58 Bonnie Lane, Clarendon Hills, Ill. Filed Dec. 12, 1960, Ser. No. 75,272 4 Claims. (Cl. 150-52) This application relates to a carrier and support for infant nursing bottles and particularly to an insulated holder for infant nursing bottles.

It is an important object of the present invention to provide an improved carrier and support for infant nursing bottles and particularly to provide an improved insulated support or holder for bottles.

Another object of t-he invention is to provide an improved holder for bottles of the type set forth wherein the .-bottle and the contents thereof are enclosed within a cover thereby to be insulated from the surroundings to keep the contents substantially at a predetermined temperature.

Yet -another object of the invention is to provide an improved holder for bottles of the type set forth Wherein the bottle can be stored therein for transportation with the nipple disposed within the usual cap for the bottle or can be stored therein in a feeding position with the nipple protruding from the bottle.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a carrier and support for bottles of the type set forth wherein a first cover is provided for either storage of or feeding `from a rst bottle and a second cover is provided for storage of a second bottle, the covers being arranged either in a rst position wherein the axes of the bottles are aligned for storage or in a second position wherein the axes of the bottles are arranged substantially perpendicular whereby the first bottle in the iirst cover is held in position for feeding of the contents thereof.

A further object of the invention is to provide a carrier and support for bottles of the type set forth including two insulated covers and a strap so that the covers can be arranged for storage and carrying of bottles therein by means of the strap or alternatively the covers can be arranged to facilitate the Afeeding of .the contents of one of the bottles disposed therein to an infant.

These and other objects and advantages of the invention will be better understood from the following description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing. In the drawing wherein like reference numerals have been utilized to designate like parts throughout:

FlGU-RE l is -a perspective view of a carrier and A Support for infant nursing bottles made in accordance with and embodying the principles of the present inveni tion and showing the two insulated covers thereof arranged with the axes disposed parallel to each other and with a carryin-g strap in -operable position to facilitate carrying thereof;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing the two covers separated and the carrying handle removed therefrom to illustrate the arrangement of the snaps which are adapted to hold the covers in the two operable positions thereof;

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary side elevational view illustrating the snaps holding the two insulated covers together and the snaps by which the carrying handle can be applied to and removed from the two insulated covers;

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational View of the carrier illustrated in FIG. 1 of the drawing;

FIG. 5 is a view in horizontal section through one of the insulated covers substantially as seen in the direction of the arrows along the line 5 5 in FIG. 2;

ICC

trating the position of the two insulated covers when the one cover is in position to feed to `an infant the contents -of the bottle disposed therein.

Referring first to FIG. 1 of the drawing, there is shown a carrier and support for infant nursing bottles generally designated by the numeral 10 and including a first insulated cover 12, a second insulated cover 14, and a cairying handle or strap 16, the insulated covers 12 and 14 being arranged with the longitudinal axes thereof disposed parallel to each other and disposed against each other and with the carrying strap 16 extending between and interconnecting the two insu-lated covers v12 and 14. The first insulated cover 12 is elongated and generally square in cross section, see FIG. 5 of the drawing, and includes an outer wall 18 and an inner wall 20, the outer wall 18 being generally in the form of a cylinder substantially square in cross section and closed at the lower end thereof as viewed in FIG. 2 and terminating in the upper end thereof and inwardly directed and gathered larea 22. The inner wall 20 is shaped generally like the outer wall 18 and likewise is closed at the lower end as viewed in FIG. 2 of the -drawing and provided with gathers (not shown) at the upper end thereof. Preferably, -both the louter wall 18 and inner wall 20 are Iformed of a suitable plastic and particularly a suitable synthetic organic plastic material such 4as a vinyl plastic, a polyethylene plastic, -or the like. Preferably, the material of construction of the walls 18 and 20 is washable and :substantially impervious to water and capable of standing temperatures both hot and cold that may be encountered in the handling of an infant nursing bottle. More particularly, the outer and inner walls 18 yand 20 must 'be generally pliable and flexible under the conditions encountered and capable of being washed in order to insure the sanitary condition thereof at all times.

The outer and inner walls 18 and 20 will provide a substantial degree of insulation yfor the cover 12 but in order to enhance the thermal insulating properties of the cover 12, a mass of insulating material 24 such as asbestos, sisal or the like is disposed between the walls 18 and 20 and generally held in position by stitching as at 26; it is to be understood that the insulating material 24 extends between the bottoms of the outer and inner Walls 18 and 20 and up into the gathered area 22 as well as along the periphery as illustrated in FIG. 5 of the drawing.

A The upper end of the gathers or gathered area 22 is provided with an elastic band 28 which extends completely therearound and has a diameter in the unstretched condition thereof slightly less than the diameter of a neck of a bottle to be used in association therewith and being stretchable to a diameter to receive the neck of a bottle and the associated collar therethrough as will be explained in greater detail hereafter. The cross sectional dimensions of the cover 12 are also chosen so as to accommodate the standard sizes of commercial bottles available today and may be generally square in form as is illustrated in FIG. 5 of the drawing. It is to be understood, however, that bottles having hexagonal, triangular or other cross sections can also be accommodated within the cover 12. The bottle 30 has a neck in the upper end thereof which is provided with external threads whereby the neck can threadedly receive a collar 32 having an inwardly directed flange 34 which is adapted alternatively to hold a cap 36 to protect the contents of the bottle 30 or to engage a ange on the nipple 38 (see FIG. 6 of the drawing) to hold the nipple 38 in the operable feeding position. A flap 40 is provided at the upper end of the cover 12 and has an area sufficient completely to wrap around and enclose the neck of the bottle 30 in- FIG. 6 is a perspective view on a reduced scale illus- I cluding the collar 32 thereof as is illustrated in FIGS.

l and` 4 of the drawing, one edge of the flap 4t) being connected to the cover 12 adjacent to the elastic band 28, although it is to be understood a loose flap 40 not connected to the cover 12 might also be utilized in lieu thereof. The flap 40 is preferably formed of the same material as the outer wall 1S.

'The bottle 30 can be conveniently inserted into the cover 12 through an opening formed in one of the rectangular longitudinally extending sides 42 thereof, the opening having a length sufficient to permit insertion of the bottle 39 with its cap 32 thereon and placement thereof in the position illustrated in FIGS. 1, 2 and 4 of the drawing. A closure means is provided to close the elongated opening in the wall 20 and more particularly a zipper 44 is provided having the usual operating handle 46 which is movable from a lower position, i.e., from a position adjacent to the bottom or the closed end of the cover 12, wherein a bottle can be inserted through the opening, to a position adjacent to the gathers 22 or top end of the holder 12 to close the opening and to hold the bottle 3) within the cover 12.

The second insulated cover 14 is also elongated and generally square in cross section and includes both inner and outer walls formed of a suitable plastic and preferably a synthetic organic plastic of the same type from which the walls 18 and 20 of the insulated cover 12 are formed. The outer and inner walls of cover 14 also have disposed therebetween insulating material like the insulating material 24 described above which is held in place such as by stitching illustrated by the numeral 26 in FIG. of the drawing. lIn general, the cross sectional configuration of the insulated cover 114 is like that of the insulated cover 12 illustrated in FIG. 5 of the drawing. Both the upper and lower ends of the cover 14 as viewed in FIG. 2 of the drawing are closed and the internal longitudinal dimension of the cover -14 is sufficient to accommodate therein a bottle such as the bottle 30 in which the nipple 38 is turned inwardly and is held in position by a collar 32 in contact with a cap 36. The associated bottle is placed within the insulated cover 14 by inserting it through an opening in one of the elongated longitudinally extending sides 50 thereof, the dimensions of the insulated cover 14 and the length of the opening in the side thereof being such as to permit ready insertion of a bottle into the cover 114 and withdrawal thereof when desired. A suitable closure means such as a zipper 52 is provided to close the opening in the side 50, the zipper 52 including the usual operating handle 54. When the handle 54 is in the lower position thereof, the opening within the side 50 can receive therethrough a bottle 30 for insertion within the cover 14 or withdrawal therefrom; conversely, when the handle 54 is in the upper position thereof whereby to close the zipper 52, the opening in the side 50 is likewise closed to hold and to retain an associated bottle within the cover 14.

iIt is desirable that the covers 12 and 14 be held in one of two preferred positions with respect to each other and to this end a plurality of fastener means in the form of snaps have been provided. More specifically, there has been provided upon one of the longitudinally extending walls or sides 6l) of the cover 12 a portion of a snap and more specifically a socket or female portion 62, three of the sockets 62 having been illustrated with two of the sockets arranged in alignment longitudinally of the side 60 and two of the sockets 62 being arranged transversely of the longitudinal axis of the side 60 whereby the sockets 62 are disposed in triangular form and more particularly in the apexes of an isosceles right triangle. One of the longitudinally extending sides 64 of the second insulated cover 14 is provided with the other portions of the snaps and more particularly with three stud or male members 66 rmly secured to the Wall of the cover 14. The studs 66 are likewise arranged at the apexes of an isosceles right triangle and in a position such that all of the sockets receive all of the corresponding studs when the snaps are engaged with the longitudinal axes of the covers `12 and 14 disposed parallel to each other. With the snaps thus engaged, the covers 12 and 14 are in the position illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 4 of the drawing. At those times when it is desired to arrange the covers 12 and 14 as illustrated in FIG. 6 of the drawing only two of the snaps are engaged, there being two possibilities of combination of studs and sockets, i.e., a first combination in which the longitudinal pair of sockets 62 engages a transverse pair of studs 66 on the cover 14, and secondly, when the transverse pair of sockets 62 engages the longitudinally aligned pair of studs on the cover 14. It will be seen that in both of the engaged positions of the snaps, i.e., when the axes of the covers 12 and 14 are in either parallelism or perpendicular to each other, the connection between the covers 12 and 14 is firm so that there is no possibility of rotation therebetween in use.

It also is desirable in certain instances to apply the carrying strap or handle 16 to the covers 12 and 14 when they are arranged in the position illustrated in FIGS. l and 4 of the drawing. The strap 16 may also be made 0f plastic and may be of the same material of which the walls of the covers are formed, but of a heavier gauge to provide the necessary strength, and the length of the handle 16 is suicient to extend between the spaced apart sides of the covers 12 and 14 and still leave suflicient space for the user to grasp the handle 16 as is illustrated in FIG. 4 of the drawing. In order to facilitate the application and removal of the handle 16, second pairs of snaps have been provided. More specifically, a first stud or male snap part 68 is provided on one of the longer sides of the cover 12 and is adapted to cooperate with a socket or female part 70 secured to the handle 16 adjacent to one end thereof. Another socket or female part 72 is likewise secured to one of the longer sides of the cover 14 and adapted to cooperate with a stud or male part 74 mounted on the handle 16 adjacent to the end thereof. The handle 16 can also be used to carry the cover 12 or the cover 14 individually, the snap parts 70 and 74 on the handle 16 cooperating with the snap parts 68 and 62 respectively in the case of the cover 12, and cooperating with the snap parts 66 and 72, respectively, in the case of the cover 14.

It is to be understood that the covers 12 and 14 may be advantageously `utilized to store bottles containing milk that has been refrigerated or milk that has been heated to feeding temperature. For example, when contemplating a long trip, a refrigerated bottle of milk having the nipple thereof directed inwardly and covered by a cap 36 may be placed in each of the covers 12 and 14 and the insulated covers 12 and 14 will serve to hold the temperature of the contents of the bottles at a safe low temperature to minimize bacterial growth therein. The covers may be stored separately or may be stored in the aligned position illustrated in the position of FIG. 4 of the drawing and if it is desired to transport or carry the covers with the bottles therein, the carrying handle 16 may be applied for convenience. It even is contemplated that the covers 12 and 14 may be placed in a refrigerator for convenience sake, if desired.

In other instances it may be desirable to hold or transport bottles of milk in which the contents thereof have been heated to or slightly above the feeding temperature thereof. In such an instance, the insulating covers 12 and 14 will serve to maintain the temperature of the contents of the bottles substantially at the predetermined ternperature thereof for a considerable period of time. When it is desired to feed milk from the bottle within the cover 12, the nipple is placed in the outwardly extending position illustrated in FIG. 6 of the drawing and the snaps are arranged to place the covers 12 and 14 in the relative position illustrated in FIG. 6 of the drawing whereby the cover 14 and the contents thereof serve as a support and holder for the bottle within the cover 12 during feeding of the 4contents thereof to an infant. The insulated cover 12 further serves to aid in holding the contents of the bottle being -fed near the feeding temperature thereof as feeding progresses by minimizing temperature losses from the sides of the bottle.

The zippers 44 and 52 greatly facilitate the insertion of the bottles into the covers 12 and 14, respectively, and withdrawal of the bottles therefrom. The flap 40 in cooperation with the elastic band 2S serves to protect the bottle within the cover v12 during transport thereof and permits ready positioning of the nipple 38 in the feeding position when desired. The snaps 62 and y66 likewise readily facilitate placement of the covers 12 and 14 in either the carrying position thereof illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 4 of the drawing or in the feeding and support position thereof illustrated in FIG. 6 of the drawing.

It will be seen that there has been provided a carrier and support for infant nursing bottles which fulfills all of the objects and advantages set forth above. Although only one preferred embodiment of the invention has been illustrated and described, it is to be understood that various changes and modifications can be made therein Without departing from lthe true spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the following claims.

What is claimed is:

l. A carrier and support for infant nursing bottles cornprising a first elongated and insulated cover adapted to receive an infant nursing bottle therein and to insulate the -contents thereof from the surroundings to hold the temperature thereof at a desired Value, a second elongated and insulated cover adapted to receive an infant nursing bottle therein and to insulate the contents thereof from the surroundings to hold the temperature thereof at a desired value, and fastener means mounted on the outer surfaces of said covers, said fastener means cooperating in a first engaged position thereof to hold said covers and the associated bottles adjacent to each other with the longitudinal axes thereof disposed parallel to each other to support the covers and the associated bottles in a position to facilitate carrying thereof, said fastener means cooperating in a second engaged position thereof to hold said covers and the associated bottles adjacent to each other with the longitudinal axes thereof disposed perpendicular to each other to support the covers and the associated bottles in a position to facilitate feeding the contents of one of the bottles to an infant while the one bottle is in the associated cover.

2. A carrier and support for infant nursing bottles having a neck at one end thereof comprising a tirst elongated and insulated cover adapted to receive an infant nursing bottle therein and to insulate the contents thereof from the surroundings to hold the temperature thereof at a desired value, said first cover having an opening in one end thereof to receive therethrough the neck of an infant nursing bottle, `a flap on said first cover adapted to overlie the end of the associated infant nursing bottle and to wrap therearound, a second elongated and insulated cover adapted to receive an infant nursing bottle therein and to insulate the contents thereof from the surroundings to hold the temperature thereof at a desired value, and fastener means mounted on the outer surfaces of said covers, said fastener means cooperating in a first engaged position thereof to hold said covers and the associated bottles adjacent to each other with the longitudinal axes thereof disposed parallel to each other to support the covers and the associated bottles in a position to facilitate carrying thereof, said fastener means cooperating in a second engaged position thereof to hold said covers and the associated bottles adjacent to each other with the longitudinal axes thereof disposed perpendicular to each other to support the covers and the associated bottles with the neck of the bottle in said first cover in position to facilitate feeding the contents thereof to an infant while the bottle is in said first cover.

3. A carrier and support for infant nursing bottles having a neck at one end thereof comprising a first elongated and insulated cover adapted to receive an infant nursing bottle therein and to insulate the contents thereof from the surroundings to hold the temperature thereof at a desired value, said first cover having an opening in one end thereof to receive therethrough the neck of an infant nursing bottle, an elastic band on said one end of said rst cover and adapted to receive therethrough the neck of the associated infant nursing bottle and to clamp therearound, closure means in one of the longitudinally extending sides of said first cover to facilitate placement of an infant nursing bottle therein after which said closure means can -be closed to hold the associated bottle in said first cover, a second elongated and insulated cover adapted to receive an infant nursing bottle therein and to insulate the contents thereof from the surroundings to hold the temperature thereof at a desired value, and fastener means mounted on the outer surfaces of said covers, said fastener means cooepratng in a first engaged position thereof to hold said covers .and the associated bottles adjacent to each other with the longitudinal axes thereof disposed parallel to each other to support the covers and the associated bottles in a position to facilitate carrying thereof, said fastener means cooperating in a second engaged position thereof to hold said covers and the associated bottles adjacent to each other with the longitudinal axes thereof disposed perpendicular to each other to support the covers and the associated bottles with the neck of the bottle in said first cover in position to facilitate feeding the contents thereof to an infant while the bottle is in said first cover.

4. The carrier and support for infant nursing bottles set forth in claim 1, which further comprises -a handle detachably connected to said covers vfor facilitating the carrying thereof when said fastener means are in the first engaged position thereof.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 915,452 Litts Mar. 16, 19409 1,687,004 Briggs Oct. 9, 1928 1,939,777 Humboldt Dec. 19, 1933 2,035,384 Hinchli Mar. 24, 1936 2,482,322 Cortese Sept. 20, 1949 2,550,199 Moss Apr. 24, 1951 2,643,785 Rust June 20, 1953 2,667,198 Klein Jan. .26, 1954 2,706,571 Ryan Apr. 19, 1955 2,759,617 Gauthier Aug. 21, 1956

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US915452 *Aug 20, 1908Mar 16, 1909Willis J LittsHot-water apparatus.
US1687004 *Dec 16, 1926Oct 9, 1928Marie BriggsNursing-bottle cover and nipple support
US1939777 *Sep 26, 1931Dec 19, 1933Humboldt August LBottle protector and heat insulator
US2035384 *Nov 13, 1934Mar 24, 1936Coverknit IncTextile jacket for household utensils and other articles
US2482322 *Nov 6, 1947Sep 20, 1949Francesco P CorteseJacket for feeding bottles
US2550199 *Jun 22, 1948Apr 24, 1951Jerry MossHandbag
US2643785 *Oct 24, 1950Jun 30, 1953Sr Leonard Wood RustVacuum nursing bottle
US2667198 *Jan 26, 1951Jan 26, 1954Klein Walter LReceptacle
US2706571 *Nov 4, 1948Apr 19, 1955D & P Engineering CoBottle muff
US2759617 *Oct 18, 1955Aug 21, 1956Grace GauthierContainer for a baby's bottle
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3584818 *Apr 18, 1969Jun 15, 1971Essman Pansy EBaby bottle holder
US4168726 *May 25, 1977Sep 25, 1979Scott Insulation Company Inc.Thermal boot apparatus
US4401245 *Jul 21, 1981Aug 30, 1983Crymes Enterprises, Inc.Collapsible, insulative beverage container carrier
US4468933 *Aug 22, 1983Sep 4, 1984Gary ChristopherPortable cooler
US4776546 *May 8, 1987Oct 11, 1988Goldson Alfred LParent-child bonding bib
US4802602 *Dec 8, 1987Feb 7, 1989Kover-Up, Inc.Insulating device for a beverage container
US5005679 *Feb 6, 1990Apr 9, 1991Hjelle Kurt RTote bags equipped with a cooling chamber
US5050713 *Feb 12, 1990Sep 24, 1991Hunting World, IncorporatedTravel bag
US5190376 *Sep 10, 1991Mar 2, 1993Auto-Shade, Inc.Collapsible, portable, multiple use, insulated bag with companion attachable multiple use bag
US5346309 *Oct 29, 1992Sep 13, 1994Auto-Shade, Inc.Collapsible, portable, multiple use, insulated bag with companion attachable multiple use bag
US5909802 *Jul 8, 1997Jun 8, 1999Albert A. PucoVest backpack
US5988879 *Jul 20, 1998Nov 23, 1999Bredderman; TedFlexible storage bag
US6029847 *Nov 3, 1998Feb 29, 2000Team Concepts, Inc.Insulating sack for beverage containers
US6772891 *Jan 6, 2003Aug 10, 2004Karen May SongComfort grip bottle holder
US6866159 *Jan 13, 2003Mar 15, 2005Felissimo CorporationTubular shaped case
US6955272 *Mar 3, 2003Oct 18, 2005Collins Lisa BBaby bottle bib
US7353952 *May 23, 2005Apr 8, 2008Built Ny, Inc.Insulated compartmented lunch bag
US7658294Apr 12, 2007Feb 9, 2010Todd B. HousleyNursing bottle with cushiony exterior sidewall
US8348510Oct 24, 2011Jan 8, 2013California Innovations, Inc.Container with expandable portion
US8646970Jan 8, 2013Feb 11, 2014California Innovations Inc.Container with expandable portion
US20100072234 *Sep 21, 2009Mar 25, 2010Katherine TymczynaLiquid Absorbing Bottle Holder
US20130114915 *Nov 8, 2011May 9, 2013Daniel MaromFoldable Bag
WO1995024146A2 *Mar 7, 1995Sep 14, 1995Douek Morris I DouerInsulated bag and accessories for cooling bottled beverages
Classifications
U.S. Classification215/11.6, 248/102, 383/13, D07/703, 383/97, 383/110, 383/37, D07/607
International ClassificationA61J9/08, A61J9/06
Cooperative ClassificationA61J2009/0615, A61J9/08, A61J9/06
European ClassificationA61J9/08, A61J9/06