US 3703977 A
A device for removing cotton from containers, the device including a shaft with a serrated ball for gripping the cotton so to remove it from the container.
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United States Patent Pisarek 1451 Nov. 28, 1972 41 COTTON EXTRACTOR  Cited  Inventor: Bernadette M. Pbarek, 811 Main UNITED STATES PATENTS s1 1, EastPittsb ,P 15112  F1 d 14 1971 a 2,443,520 6/1948 Schwartz et a1. ..206/56 AC 1e p v NO: H. 57 ABSTRACT 2? Cell ....221/213l,g://32.g A device for removing comm from containers, the E58; 11 I device including a shaft with a Serrated ball for Field of Search ..206/56, 63.5; 221/312, 213; 294/1; 19/1453 gripping the cotton so to remove it from the container.
ICIaImADI -aWIngEgures PATENTEDunvzs 1972 v INVENTOR. afkmasrvz- M. P/s/war 1 CO'I'ION EXTRACTOR This invention relates to devices for handling cotton, and more particularly to a cotton extractor device.
It is therefore the primary purpose of this invention to provide a cotton extractor device which will be removably attached to the capof a container.
Another object of this invention is to provide a cotton extractor device which may be used while it is attached to thecap or may be removed therefrom for more ease of manipulation in extracting the cotton from the container.
A further object of this invention is to provide a 'deviceof the type described which may be of plastic throughout its entirety, the stem portion being easily seperatible from the cap portion which is also plastic.
Other objects of the present invention are to provide a cotton extractor which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and efficient in operation.
These and other objects will become readily evident upon a study of the following specification, together with the accompanying drawing wherein:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the present invention shown removed from the container; the container being shown fragmentated;
FIG. 2 is an enlarged transverse view taken along the line 2-2 of FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a fragmentary vertical view of the present invention shown in elevation; and
FIG. 4 is similar to FIG. 3 but showing a modified form of the invention.
According to this invention, a cotton extractor device is shown to include a stem 11 having an attached serrated ball 12, the serrated edges 13 serving to grip the fibers of the cotton by rotating the device 10, thus lifting them from within the container 14.
It shall be noted that cap 15 of container 14 has a centrally positioned sleeve member 16 which projects away from the end wall 17, the sleeve 16 frictionally receiving the stem 11 so that stem 1 1 may be removed therefrom if desired for easy manipulation to grip the fibers of the cotton.
It will be noted further that the stem 11 and its attached serrated ball 12 are of plastic material and the cap 15 may also be of plastic material if desired.
Looking now at FIG. 4 of thedrawing, one will see a modified cap 18 which is secured to a stem 19 by the tapered end 20, the tapered end 20 being easily separatible from the end wall 21 of cap 18 by moving it back and forth until it ruptures at the tapered end 20.
It shall be further noted that stem 19 and cap 18 are of similar plastic material.
What I claim is:
l. A cotton extractor device, comprising in combination, a removable stem, a serrated spherical ball carried by said stern for engaging the cotton fibers so to remove the cotton from within a container, cap means for said container including a sleeve portion for holding said stern of said device, one end of said stem being frictionally received within said sleeve of said cap and said sleeve being fixedly secured to a center of the underside of said cap so that said device will be insertable within said container and said stem of said device is slided out of said sleeve of said cap when desired so as to more easily manipulate said device in removing the cotton from within said container, the opposite end of said stem including said spherical ball, said serrated spherical ball being provided with grooved serrations on the surface thereof, said balled grooved serrations having edges that serve to ensnare the said cotton fibers so that said cotton will cling to said device when lifted from within said container, said serrations being arranged in longitudinal configuration between opposite poles of said ball and wherein said poles'are along an axis of said stem, whereby said serrations are on all sides of said ball except where said ball enjoins said stem so that all sides of said ball will ensnare cotton whether said ball is positioned above said cotton, along the same or therebelow.