US 3201015 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
7, 1965 R. WAGAMAN 3,201,015
SUPPLEMENTAL CONTAINER FOR A BOTTLE Filed April 10, 1964 INVENTORS ROBERT WAGAMAN ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,201,015 SUPPLEMENTAL CONTAINER FOR A BOTTLE Robert Wagarnan, Atlanta, Ga., assignor to Monoosnock Enterprises, Inc., Leominster, Mass, a corporation of Massachusetts Filed Apr. 10, 1964, Ser. No. 358,692 6 Claims. (Cl. 222-570) This invention relates to a new and improved container particularly adapted for application to bottles and which may be applied by attaching it onto the pouring lip or rim extending about the neck of a soda water bottle or the like, said container being made in two separable parts which can be snapped together, the main container part being in the form of an inverted cone, the apex of which is provided with a recess for snapping onto the aforesaid pouring lip and there being an aperture through the bottom of the container so that fluid in the soda water or other bottle can easily be poured into the inverted conical container aforesaid, or if a straw is desired, it can be inserted therein for extracting the fluid, and there being a snap-on cap or cover for said inverted cone-shaped container, said cap or cover having a snap-on rim for the top edge of the inverted cone-shaped container, said cap or cover being provided with a spout generally centrally thereof through which the contents of the device can be sucked up by the user or through which the fluid material can be poured out.
The invention further relates to arrangements and combinations of parts which will be hereinafter described and more particularly set forth in the appended claims.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, in which:
FIG. 1 is a view in elevation illustrating the device in position on a soda water bottle;
FIG. 2 is an exploded view in section illustrating the container and the cap and cover therefor;
FIG. 3 is a top plan view, and
FIG. 4 is an enlarged sectional view showing the snap on construction of the cover.
In the drawings, the reference numeral 10 indicates a soda water bottle which is provided with the usual pouring lip 12 at the neck thereof. The container itself comprises two main portions, the container portion 14 and the cap or cover portion 16.
The container portion 14 is perhaps best shown in FIG 2 and it comprises an inverted truncated cone-shaped hollow member which has an open wide end 18 and a closed narrow end. This narrow end has a transverse web 20 just short of the extreme edge 22. There is an aperture 24 in the web 20 and this can accommodate a sipping straw or a tube like a sipping straw at 26 but this is not always utilized. 7
Below the web 20 the sides of the container portion 14 converge as shown in FIG. 2, terminating in an inturned bead which is indicated at 28 and this is of a size just to snap over the pouring lip 12 of the soda water bottle 10 and come to rest and grip in the annular depression 30 as found in the ordinary soda water bottles, so that the container will be mounted as shown in FIG. 1. Even though the entire device is inverted, it will not fall from the soda water bottle. On the other hand, it is easily removed by hand, it being noted that the entire device is made of plastic and of course the soda water bottle 10 is ordinarily made of glass.
The open end 18 of the container portion 14 is provided with a triangular exterior shoulder or bead 32 and this cooperates with a snap-on type recessed rim of the cover 16. This recess is complementary to the bead as is shown generally at 34, perhaps best seen in FIG. 4.
The bead at 34 extends outwardly of the cover 16 at the periphery thereof and then extends inwardly as at 36, providing for an inclined recess or the like 38 which receives the head 32 and snaps onto it, it being apparent that the cover 16 will not be released from the head at 32 at the rim of the container accidentally although it may be manually removed.
Generally centrally of the cover 16 which is preferably dome-shaped, there is a tapering spout 40 which is a pouring spout or is even capable of use in the manner of a straw.
With the container 14 in place on the soda water hottle 10, ice cream or other material can be placed in the container portion 14 and then the cover 16 can be snapped into position. The user can cause a little of the fluid in the bottle 10 to be poured into the container to mix it with the ice cream orthe device can be tilted so that the fluid runs out of thespout 40 into the mouth of the user.
The parts are easily disassembled and easily washed or cleaned and being made of molded plastic can be reused as often as desired. The device is therefore seen to be sanitary, easy to assemble and use, and provides a great deal of enjoyment to those desiring a fluid drink associated with their ice cream, etc. or whatever commestible is placed in the container 14.
Having thus described my invention and the advantages thereof, I do not wish to be limited to the details herein disclosed, otherwise than as set forth in the claims, but what I claim is:
1. A device of the class described comprising a container and a cover thereof, said container having an open end and a closed end, the container having walls extending slightly beyond the closed end thereof, an inwardly directed bead on said wall for snapping over the pouring lip of a bottle for removable connection to the bottle, the closed end of the container being apertured, the cover being generally dome-shaped and having an in wardly recessed periphery adapted to snap over the open end of the aforesaid container for removable connection thereto, and an extending pouring spout located generally centrally on said cover member, the aperture providing communication between the bottle and container and the spout providing for exit of the contents of both bottle and container.
2. The device of claim 1 including a sipping member applied to the closed end of the container about the aperture therein.
3. The device of claim 1 wherein said container is of inverted truncated cone shape, the closed end thereof being the small end and the open end thereof being the wide end.
4. The device of claim 1 wherein said cover is provided with an extending peripheral head, said bead extending outwardly thereof, and an inwardly directed continuous groove in the bead, an outstanding bead at the open end of the container for snapping into said groove.
5. A device of the class described comprising a con-.
tainer and a cover therefor, said container having an,
open end and 'a closed end, the container having walls extending slightly beyond the closed endthereof, an in- Wardly directed bead on said Wall for snapping over the pouring lip of a bottle for removable connection to the bottle, the closed end of the container being apertured, the cover being generally dome-shaped and connected to the open end of the aforesaid container, and an extending pouring spout located generally centrally on said cover member, the aperture providing communication between the bottle and container and the spout providing for exit of the contents of both bottle and container.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1/62 Hornston 222-545 2/62 Hester.
LEWIS I. DEMBO, Primary Examiner.
6. The device of claim 5 including an elongated sip- 19 RAPHAEL M. LUPO, Exwm iner.