US 3799600 A
A holder for a vacuum bottle which comprises two collars and a sling connected therebetween. A portion of the periphery of each of the collars is comprised of a generally non-rotating surface so that the collar and vacuum bottle cannot roll. The collar is comprised of a resilient material so that should the vacuum bottle fall, the fall will be cushioned.
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United States Patent [191 Chappell 5] Mar. 26, 1974  HOLDER FOR A VACUUM BOTTLE 3,682,352 8/1972 Douchette 294/33 X Inventor: Gilmore H- Chapp u, 1513 E. 2,104,917 1/1938 Tischler 224/49 UX 5 g Phladelphla Primary Examiner-Gerald M. Forlenza Assistant Examiner-Jerold M. Forsberg  Filed: Dec. 6, 1971 Attorney, Agent, or Firm--Seidel, Gonda & 211 App]. No.: 205,002 Goldhamme' A T  US. Cl. 294/3l.2, 224/45 P, 224/49  ABSTR C 51 1m. (:1. A47j 45/00 A holder for a vacuum bottle whlch Compnses 53 Field f Search 224/45 p 46 R, 49, collars and a sling connected therebetween. A portion 9 3 33 of the periphery of each of the collars is comprised of a generally non-rotating surface so that the collar and 5 References Cited vacuum bottle cannot roll. The collar is comprised of UNITED STATES PATENTS a resilient material so that should the vacuum bottle fall, the fall will be cushioned. 3,116,947 l/l964 Brownrigg 224/45 P X 3,086,806 4/1963 McAndrew 224/45 P UX 1 Claim, 2 Drawing Figures 7 HOLDER FOR A VACUUM BOTTLE This invention relates to a holder for vacuum bottles, and more particularly to a holder which is operative to protect a vacuum bottle from falls.
Vacuum bottles are generally comprised of plastic housing with glass liners supported therein. The liners are spaced from the interior of the plastic housing so that the air jacket formed thereby provides thermal insulation for the material within the glass liner.
These liners are fragile. Hence, if the vacuum bottle is dropped, or falls as by rolling from a table or counter, it is highly like that the liner will break.
The device disclosed herein provides a simple and convenient vacuum bottle holder which prevents a vac uum bottle from rolling. Additionally, the device also serves as a cushion for the vacuum bottle should it accidentally fall.
Generally, the invention relates to a holder for a vacuum bottle which comprises first and second collars and a sling interconnecting the collars.
For the purpose of illustrating the invention, there is shown in the drawings a form which is presently preferred; it being understood, however, that this invention is not limited to the precise arrangements and instrumentalities shown and wherein;
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the holder supporting a vacuum bottle.
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the holder alone.
Now referring to the drawing for a detailed description of the invention, a vacuum bottle comprising a body 12 and a cap 13 is illustrated in FIG. 1. The cap 13 which also functions as a cup is provided with a handle 14. y
The holder 16 is comprised of first and second collars l8 and and a sling 22. Preferably, the collars are comprised of resilient material such as rubber, soft plastic, foam or the like.
The sling 22 may be formed integrally with both collars, or may be comprised of a separable element whose length is adjustable.
Since collars 18 and 20 are identical, only one of them, namely, collar 18 will be described in detail.
Collar 18 is generally triangular with its apex 21 rounded. The sling 22 is connected to the collars at their rounded apexes. It includes a circular opening 24 which can slidably receive the vacuum bottle. Since the collar is comprised of resilient material, the opening 24 may be somewhat smaller than the diameter of the vacuum bottle. Thus, the collar is frictionally held on the bottle. It is apparent that by careful selection of the resilient material from which the collar is made, one collar may accommodate a plurality of vacuum bottles of different sizes. In such an instance. the collar would resiliently stretch to accommodate vacuum bottles of increased diameter.
As seen in FIG. 2, a portion of the periphery of collar 18 defines a base 26. The base has the appearance of an inverted V" comprising legs 28. The terminus of the legs 28 at the base 30 which include edges 31 of the inverted V" define two spaced supports 30. As seen in FIG. 1, the collar rests on the supports thereby preventing the vacuum bottle from rolling.
The supports 30 merge into the remainder of the col lar by virtue of straight sides 32 disposed on either side thereof. The straight sides 32 also define surfaces which prevent rolling of the vacuum bottle.
When the holder is mounted on a vacuum bottle, the collars not only prevent rolling, but also serve as a cushion should the bottle fall. Additionally, it is apparent that the bottle can be carried by sling 22 or it can be stored on a hook, for example, by virtue of the sling when not in use.
While the invention has been described with reference to a particular form, it is apparent that many other forms would be obvious to those skilled in the art in view of the foregoing description. Thus, the scope of the invention should not be limited by that description, but, rather, only by the scope of the claims appended hereto.
1. A holder for a vacuum bottle comprising first and second collars and a sling interconnecting said collars, each of said collars having a circular opening and being comprised of resilient material to expand and frictionally engage a vacuum bottle, said collars being generally triangular in configuration, the apex of each of said collars being rounded, the base of said generally triangularly shaped collars having the shape of an inverted V with the base of said V comprising two spaced supports, each of said supports comprising an elongated edge for engagement with a. supporting surface, said edges frictionally engaging the supporting surface to restrain the holder thereon, a portion of the periphery of each of said collars being substantially flat so that said substantially flat portions prevent said collars from rolling, the material at the apex of the V-shaped base being stretchable to permit different size bottles to be accommodated; and said sling is connected to said collars at their respective apexes.