US 2134746 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
' Nov, 1, 193s.
P. EA ALLEN BOTTLE HOLDER Filed Deo. 3l,
Patented Nev. 1, 193s PATENT oFFlcE .N
BOTTLE HOLDER Paul E. Auen, Niles center', ru. l Application December 31, 193s, serial No. 118,595
u 1 Claim.
i The present invention relates' to bottle holders and more particularly to a device adapted to hold and retain a babys bottle in position for use' when the infant is lying down or in a sitting 5 position. Among the objects of the present invention is to provide a novel bottle holder so constructed `and arranged as to be readily adjusted to any angular position easily accessible to the infant.' 1o A furtherobject of the preserrt novel invention `is to provide Va holding device having a base filled with relatively heavy mobile particles which, when once adjusted to the proper feeding position, will be maintained insuch position during the feeding period.
Another object of the invention is 1 to provide a novel bottle holder with means for positively retaining the bottle in position and having the added advantage of maintaining the contents of lo the bottle at a relatively even temperature.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a bottle holder having a base so designed and conflgurated as to receive a bottle and provided with means for retaining the bottle in its proper g5 adjusted position.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a bottle holder constructed of rubber, rubberized or water-proof material which may be `readily sterilized and kept clean and which has no projecting portions which might injure the infant. Another object oi' the invention is to provide a novel closure for the base of the holderhto permit access to the interior of the base for the insertion oi' heavy mobile particles or a relatively heavy shiftable mass for adding stability to the holder.
Yet another object of the invention is to provide a grommet and novel closure for an opening,
. which closure may be readily assembled, removed 40 or replaced to allow access to the interior of the base.
Further objects are to provide a construction of maximum simplicity, efllciency, economy and ease of assembly and operation, and such further ob- "5 jects, advantages and capabilities as will later more vfully appear and are inherently possessed thereby.
The invention further resides in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and while I have shown therein a preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that the same is susceptible of modification and change, and comprehends other details, arrangements of parts. features and constructions without departing from the `spirit `of the invention. v In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the novel bottle holder with a commercial form of bottle mounted 5 therein. i
Fig. 2 is a view in vertical cross section through the bottle holder with the retaining iiaps or holding means shown also in dotted outline to designate their open position. I0
Fig. 3 is a view invertical cross section through the central portion of the holder but taken at a right angle to the section shown inFig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a top plan view of a closure or insert for the base of the holder. l5
Fig. 5 is a view in side elevation of the closure or insert.
Referring more particularly to the disclosure in the drawing, the novel bottle holder l is formed preferably of rubber or rubberized material. Although Uit may be formed by moulding or by dipping, the article is preferably moulded in two parts with the bottom 2 formed as a separate part and cemented tothe remainder of the base or holder along the line 3. Ii' the holder is dipped, 2B a form is provided and the latex or other suitable material of which the holder is formed, takes the contour of this form.
The top 4 of the base or holder and the sides 5 are so shaped as to provide a recess or well 6 for $0 the reception oi a. nursing bottle 1. By reason oi this recess or well, the bottle will be substantially rigidly maintained in `the holder, and due to its considerable surface contact with the body of the holder, the contents of the bottle will be 35 maintained for an appreciable period of time at an even temperature. In order to retain the bottle in its assembled position, the invention comprehends novel holding means such as closing iiaps 8 and S provided with the component parts 40 I 0 and Il of a pair of suitably spaced snap fasteners.
The base of the holder is shown as a hollow bag so as to receive a filler consisting of heavy mobile particles or a shiftable mass I2 adapted 45 to readily adjust itself to any position desired to locate the bottle in a stable and substantially rigid position for proper nursing of the infant.
In order to secure access 'to the interior of the holder, the bottom 2v is provided with an opening 50 I3 in which is inserted a rubber closure il. The material oi the base around this opening is preferably of greater thickness as at II to forma bead, and about this is anchored a metal grommet formed of interlocking sections II and` l1. Il
'nais grommet maintains the sine of the opening and is adapted to tightly receive the closure or stopper Il which is preferably formed of rubber or other elastic or resilient material. This closure diameter than the head Il.
It will be readily appreciated that the insert or closure I4 may be quickly inserted, removed or and when inserted. tightly seals the holder. The conformation of this against the head Il, the end 2U and shank I! will be forced through the grommet to poel the end will creep over the the grommet and expand and ock in the position shown in Fig. 2 with the end il and head Il closely conforming to the euriacacontour oi the grommet to form a complete seal.
'Ihebaaeispreferablynlledwithamassof relatively heavy mobile particles. In practice I have found that particles such as rice, beans or the like which are staples in most households, are well adapted for use in the holder or bag. Likewise particles such `as gravel. etc. can be used if. available, although it is to be understood that any mass, or even liquid. which is relatively heavy and will maintain the holder in an adiusted position may be employed. The baz or the such that when inserted by a force or base will readily adapt itself to the surface contour of any support upon which it may be placed.
There are no projections on or by which the ini'ant may be injured and the entire structure may be readily sterilired and maintained clean.
By reason of the contour of the bag with its relatively deep well for receiving the bottle, 'the bottle is balanced to a much greater extent than were the bottle supported above the base. The center of gravity of the bottle is lowered and all tendency of side sway or roll is eliminated, while the yieldable filling in the base will adapt the holder to the contour of the surface upon which it is placed and retain the holder and bottle in a predetermined position.
Having thus disclosed the invention, I claim:
A bottle holder for a nursing bottle comprising a base formed of rubber or the like and adapted to b e illled with a yieldable filling material capable of. changing its position so that the base will adapt itself to the contour of any'support upon which it may be placed, a well formed in the base to receive the bottle and the side walls form` ing the well having contact with a large portion of the surface of the bottle. and retaining flaps formed integrally with the base and adapted to encompass the periphery of the bottle lying outside of the well so as to provide a complete coverage for the bottle throughout the greater portion of its length and thereby retain the con.- tents of the bottle at an even temperature.
, PAUL E. ALLEN.