US 3163194 A
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Dec. 29, 1964 M. J. BERRY ETAL. 3,163,194
' NURSING BOTTLE CONTAINER AND SUPPORT Filed April 18, 1963 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 FIG. 5
Dec. 29, 1964 M. J. BERRY ETAL y 3,163,194
NURSING BOTTLE CONTAINER AND SUPPORT Filed April 18, 1963 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 United States Patent Oiilice 3 163 194 NURSING BTTLE CIBNAINER ANI) SUPPRT Morris I. Berry and LonisWells, both Fashioncraft- Exceiio, 87 34th St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Filed Apr. 1S, 1963, Ser. No. 274,012 4 Claims. (Cl. 150-52) The present invention relates to port for baby nursing bottles.
It is anobject of the present invention to provide la simplified and eicient container and support for .a baby nursing bottle which may be readily manufactured and sold at a relatively low price and which is simple to use.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a container and a support for a baby nursing bottle which can be fabricated from a relatively small number of standardized parts which are vformed of relatively inexpensive materials.
It is vanother object of the present invention to form a container and suppont for a baby nursing bottle in a relatively simplified manufacturing process from a small number of standardized parts.
It is a further object of the present invention to provide a container for a nursing bottle which will protect the bottle from accidental breakage `and which will act to retam the bottle and its contents at a constant temperature for a relatively long period of time so as to keep the contents warm during the entire feedingiprocess.
A still fur-ther object of the present invention is to provide a container for an infants nursing bottlewhich Vis also capable of acting as a support forsaid-bottle while the contents thereof are being Vconsumedrby the infant and wherein the position of the bottle may be readily adjusted and varied as desired. c
Other and further objects and advantages of the present a container and supinvention will become readily apparent to those skilled in the art from a consideration of the following specification taken in connection with the annexed drawings.
In the drawings which illustrate the best mode presently contemplated for carrying out the invention: Y
FIGURE 1 isa top plan view showing assembled pants.`
prior to the formation Vthereof into the nursing bottle container and support of the present invention, portions thereof being broken away for purposes of illustration;
FIGURE 2 is an end view of the assembled parts shown in FIGURE 1; 'f Y FIGURE 3 is a sectional view on an enlarged scale v@FIGURE 5 is a fragmentary sectional view on an i enlarged scale taken on the line 54-5 of VFIGURE 4;
FIGURE 6 is aperspectiverviewwhichillustrates the, parts assembled las shown in FIGURE 4 with an addi!l tional part addedthereto being turned insidcand out-to form the nursing bottle container fand support vof the present invention; A
FIGURE 7 is aside elevational View Vof la nursing bottle container and support pursuant to the present invention, and illustrates-'a bottle containerV loop in ex ploded relation therewith; Y'
FIGURE 8 is a side elevation view of the nursing bottle container and support of the present invention with the bottle loop secured thereto and shows the side opposite the side thereof illustratedin FIGURE 7;
FIGURE 9 is a sectional view on an enlarged scale taken on the line 9 9 of FIGURE 8; and
" FIGURE l0 is a perspective view of the nursing bottle l l container .and support of the present invention in open position.
A device pursuant to the present invention; is illustrated in FIGURES 8 and l0 and is designated generally by the referencenumeral 1t). The device of the present invention comprises a container or receptacle, the interior of which forms a pocket 12 which is adapted to receive ari infants nursing bottle.. The container may be openedv or closed by means of the cooperating elements of aV slide fastener closure 16, it being understood that the device 1G of the present invention may be closed by means of the closure means 16 with a bottle disposed within the pocket 12. A bottle retaining loop 18 is secured to one of the exterior walls of the container 10 niedially of its length as will be more fully described hereafter.
As best shown in FIGURE 9, the container 10 is subi vthereto as at 2S. The securing arrangement v28 constitutes a ftexible junction ,between the inner and outer bottom VWalls 26 and 24 respectively with the result that the` inner wall 2e is pivotal about the junction 28 and also has limited lateral movement so that in essence the inner wall 26 constitutes a limited floating wall.
The Walls 20, 22 and 24 of the container 10 are defined by an outer or cover ply 30, an innertor lining ply 32 and a layer 34 of heat insulating padding material such as glass wool 34 which is inserted between the layers ofcover and lining material for the purpose of maintainingthe bottle and its contents at an even temperature. VThe outer anduinner layers 3i) and 32 respectively are preff erably formedof a pliable and flexible plastic iilm or sheet material, although other suitable fabrics or mate` rial may be utilized forthis purpose. It has been found to be mostadvantageous to utilize a sheetmaterial which is impervious orjresistant to the penetration of moisture. The outer'and inner layers have a configuration or confm A formation which is best shown in FIGURE 1, it being un-V 'l derstood that bothof said layers have an identical con-- figuration.v Each layerhasopposingparallelside edges, said edges being identified at 35 fand -38 .for the outer layer 30` and at 4t) and 42 for the' Vinner layer 32.V The v: Si out'erdayer 30 vhas'jupper. andlower edges `44 audr46, theY upper edge 44z1being provided with the rintegral trian-A, y gular'tabs' and'S() and the lower edgeb'eing provided with'sirnilar integral tabsSZ and 54. ,Itiwillbe understoodrthatlther inner layer 32 is also provided'with ripper;` and lower edges providedr with tabs, all similar to that `provided on theouter A1ayerf30 and bearingl the same j y'reference numeralwith thefadditionofthe letter A,' ,as 'bestfshownfor"examplein FIGURES Q1 and4f4. The, f
3,163,194 Patented Dec. 2.9, 1964 is provided with-asimilar opening 6 0, the previously mentioned slide fastener means 16 l being disposed between said layers at the respective superposed openings 58 andV 6G as best shown in FIGURE 3. The previously outerlayer 30is-provided-with-a central insert o'fhavin'g` an opening 58 defined thereinA and theinner layer 32 mentioned glass wool insulation layer 34 Vis formed in Y' vtwo separate portions interposedbetweenthe innerand outer layers and separated by the slide fastener 16 as best shown in FIGURE 3.
In forming the'container ltloffthe presentrinvention,
Y the inner4 and outer layers with lthe insulation layers 34 therebetween as best shown in FIGURES 1, Zand 3 are Y fir'stfolded inwardly as indicated lby the arrows62 in Y FIGURES land 3 so vthat theouter layer 3Q is folded inwardly upon itself as best shownin FIGURES 4 andf 5. It will .be apparent that Wheriso folded the inner layf er32 is now theexternal covering of the folded layers.
With the layers folded in said condition `it will be apparentthat the opposite side edgesjof the layers will'be in superposition as will the upper Vand lower edgesl of the superposed layersin additiorito theffact that the various-:tabs will` also be ini superposition."` With-the layers so'folded over Aupon themselves, the *marginall free'edge'sthereof are suitably secured together preferably byv heat sealing themarginaledges together so as to form one continuousheatfsealed Aedge as indicated at 64 in FIGURE 4. Pursuant to another-highly inventive aspect of the present invention, a -substantially rectangular sheet 66 'of similar flexible plastic sheet material isy folded lengthwise. uponitself andthe marginal side. edgesk 68 andV 70 10 ywhich is; substantially triangular invcross-section andl which is provided with a longitudinally disposed vopening giving access thereto, the opening beingk provided with the closureV means 16 forclosin'g lthe latter. The
interposition of a layer of heat insulating p adding matet rial between the inne'rand outer ylayers of the container" adapts the container to maintain vits contents at a confV -stant temperature. Adequate rigidity is imparted to the container without sacrificing the essentially soft character thereof by the interposition of the inner floating Wall 25 provided with a layer of foamV rubber. The number of seams or joints required in forming the containers is minimized by utilizing `the unitary sheets forjcoveringlayers and inner-layers 30' and 32 respectively which are joined along their marginal vedges Vso as to minimize heat losses and to reduce the possibility of leakage from f the container should the contents .ofthe nursing bottle be spilled therein. a Further, it will be noted that the bottle retaining loop 13 occupies a relatively small space on the outer surface ofjthe outer Vwall 20 and extends longitudinally of they wallas shown in FIGURE 8.k The loop lies flat against said wallwhen not in` use.
As will be readily.. apparent vfrom FIGURE 10, the
slide fastener 15 isopenedwhen a bottle isinserted with-v i in tlifecontainer and also, is preferably opened'when a bottlev i's'positioned' withnthe loop 18 for use in 'feeding' an infant.vv This permits the container to be flattened or otherwise adjusted into a desired position so` that the bottlemay be adjusted in a variety of positions'and may beappropriately oriented with respect to the position of thereof are securedtogether by meansof the same heat rV sealing processwhich forms--thev continuous heat sealed edge 64v as shown in FIGURE 4 andin FIGURE 5 :so that the Opposededge portionsSand 70 Yofthe rectangular sheet 66 are securedto the contjnuousheatsealed edge 64. Asagresult thereof, the folded sheet deiines the bottom wall'ofthe centaine; to suit the .convenience and position of the infant. ,This is facilitated due to the i Y fact that the iioating inner wall 26n may bereadily 'ad` a pocket 72 inwhich thereis inserted through'rone of the open ends 7410i the pocket a layer' 76 of foam rubber or of a similar suitable soft resiliently yielding. material Witht'he, container formed asy indicated in. FIGURE 4 and provided with the resilient layer .76 inthe pocket Y72Y thereof, the cntaineris then turnedinside out from the` conditionthereof shown in .FIGURE 4 andasgindicatedf in FIGURE 6 -it being noted. that the outer covering '30 is moved outwardly through the open` closure means 16,
the inner. layer 32 ,beingforced through the open closure means -as indicated by arrowhead V'78 inV FIGURE 6. f
When fully turned uponitselfffrom the condition there of shown in FIGURE 4, it willV be apparent that the outsilelayerisnow. on the outside of the container; and` theinside layer 32 is on therinside of the' container, as
loop 18] thereto. `The loop. 18 `iszformedjofv a` strip ofmaterial similan-to that used for the layers 30 andi 32,'
'bestfshowninFIGURES. 7, 8 and 9. The container is;-V completednbythe connection, of the previouslyjjentioned the opposite ends ofv the stripbeing,securedtogetherjby., 'i
vkmeans `of faz suitable clip or-'claspSfso.asjto formythe stripintothe loop` 18. The strip orf loopzlS isgsecured Vto the outer surfaeerof wallltl snb'stantiallyj'centrallyk thereof by means of a rivet ,86 .whichfextends completely through`Y the'w'alli'and through the iristallation1;material 34"hereinf`@ f When the container isturnedV insidegout from .the lcon-` Y i-'dition thereof shown in, FIGURE .t-td. assumeV the', condif tion'fthereof shownk in FIGURES, itwill Vbe,noted? as f .Y previously indicfated,V that the f oating" which is spaced inwardlyof the bottomgwall i er` wall 26 justed as Irequired for'this purpose. lWhen so adjusted, the container forms a goed support for the feeding bottle in the'position to which itis adjusted; Y
- While there has been illustrated and described the best mode presently contemplated, for carryingout' the inventionjit will be understood that yvarious changes and modi.
iicationsmay be made therein without however :departing from the inventive concept thereof as ,setforthin the apf pendedclaims.Y L Y Y We claim: l. A containerfor anurs'ing bottle comprising an elongated containerfhaving a pair'ofy sidewalls and a bottom wallinterposed therebetween, said walls being in substantially triangular relation with said bottom wall formingthe base of said triangle,means defining an opening at the apex of said Atriangle foraccess tothe interior of Said container, said side* and bottom walls-"having pliable-heat sealing material, and a floating wall provided liti/ said container insubstantiallyV spaced yparallel relation with said bottom, wall, said floating wall having alayer Y of resilient material which isadapted to restore the container to substantially its original shape after deformation, and means mounting said floating wallrboth for. pivotal i ,and lateral movement relative to said bottom wall.V 2. A container Vas in claim l,'said mountingmeans'comprising ailexible seamwithin saidjcontainer to whichsaid Heating Wallis securedin egrible,relation.V
` 3; A containerfor a nursing'bottl'e comprisingfsimilar in ing fend wauaenea by said tabbed f pemonSg-.-paip 'of said receptacle, said seam extending longitudinally of said bottom Wall at the inner surface thereof, and a blank of flexible sheet material folded upon itself and secured along opposing marginal edges thereof to said seam at the inner surface of said bottom Wall to define ya pocket, and a layer of resilient material disposed within said pocket to restore the container to its original shape after deformation.
4. A container as in claim 3, said seam constituting a References Citedl in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Janssen Dec. 20, 1910 l Wells Feb. 6, 1951 Daust Dec. 8, 1953