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Патент USA US2079469

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ay 4, 1937.
Filed June 14, 1934
Patented May 4, 1937
Bernard A. Schmitter, Rahway, N. J.
Application June 14, 1934, Serial No. 730,592
'7 Claims.
. This invention relates to improvements in
?uid applicator devices and more particularly to
devices of this nature in which the quantity of
?uid delivered to the applicator may be con
Ll trolled, as is desirable when applying cleaning
I )
(Cl. 15—133)
Fig. 3 illustrates an alternative construction
comprising a container Ia to which the absorbent
pad 2:: has been a?‘ixed at the bottom, within
the receptacle formed by the downward extension
of the container sides beyond the bottom. It is 5
?uid to a cloth and the like.
possible of course to provide a cap for the con
The invention will be fully understood from the
following description taken in connection with
the accompanying drawing, in which,
tainer bottom to avoid soiling the pad when the
device is set aside. It is also possible that the
Fig. 1 is a side elevation, partly in section, of
a container in which the applicator is located
on the upper end and Fig. 1a is an enlarged show
ing of the cap construction illustrated in com
bination with the container in Fig. 1;
Fig. 2 is a side elevation, partly in section, of
the container shown in Fig. 1 showing the con
tainer in active use;
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of a container partly
in section, in which the applicator is a?ixed to
the lower end; and
Figs. 4 and 5 are vertical section views of
variations of the cap construction shown in
Fig. 1.
Referring particularly to the drawing and
~35 especially to Figs. 1 and la, reference numeral
I designates a container in which means are
spout on the container be disposed of and pro
vision made to fill the container from the bottom
before aflixing the absorbent pad. The essential
parts in this construction, however, are sub- .
stantially the same as in that shown in Figs. 1
and la, altho in this instance the applicator is
in position for active use when the container 16
is in an upright position.
Fig. 4 illustrates an assembly of applicator
parts similar to that shown in Fig. 1 and Fig. 1a
altho in this instance the tube 3 has a ?ange I I
at its upper end extending outwardly into ?uid
tight engagement with the spout of the con—
tainer and by means of which ?ange the tube
is suspended within the container in the posi
tion previously mentioned. The tightness of the
joint between the nozzle may be maintained by
washer I2 inserted between the tube ?ange and
provided for exerting pressure upon the contents
thereof. For the purpose of illustrating the in
vention the container shown is one having at
least two inwardly ?exible walls adapted to exert
the required pressure upon the contents thereof
plish the same purpose.
In most instances of course it is desirable to
provide means for sealing the tube so as to
when said walls are so ?exed. Numeral 2 desig
nates a pad of absorbent material which in this
plicator is not in use.
instance is affixed to the top of the container by
insertion in an upwardly opening compartment
6 in an annular member or cap 4 for the spout
of the container. The compartment 6 is formed
by an inner, perforated transverse member 5 so
positioned as to form also a substantially deeper
downwardly opening compartment ‘I. A tube 3
is a?ixed to the lower side of the transverse
member 5, below the perforation and depends
within the container into close proximity to the
bottom when the cap is a?ixed. A perforated
disc-shaped liner 8 is insertable in the com
partment 7 around the tube and against the
transverse member 5. Reference numeral 9
designates the air space in the container above
the level of the contents.
Fig. 2 is an illustration of the container I
showing the relation of the inner end of the tube
3 to the air space 9 when the applicator is in
active use in cleaning a material designated by
55 the numeral I 0.
the spout, or as in Fig. 5 the ?ange I I may be
crimped over the top of the spout to accom
prevent evaporation orleakage when the ap
This may be done in
various ways for instance, in the construction
shown in Figs. 1, 1a, 4, and 5 either the trans
verse member 5 may be imperforate but
perforable at a point coinciding with the posi
tion of the tube, or a disc of non-absorbent com
pressible material such as treated paper may be
inserted in the upper compartment of the annu
lar cap below the absorbent pad, or both ex
pedients may be used. Similarly in the struc
tures shown by Figs. 4. and 5, for the ?ange II
shown on the end of the tube 3, an imperforate
disc may be substituted which will be perforable
at the point of attachment of the tube to the
under side of the disc. If in this instance a disc
of non-absorbent material is also used it is pref
erable to insert it in the lower compartment of
the annular cap between the liner 8 and the 50
transverse member 5.
In the structure shown in Fig. 3 a seal of non
absorbent, compressible material, shaped to ?t
the bottom of the container may be inserted
above the absorbent pad, and/or the container 55
bottom may be made imperforate but perforable
at the point of attachment of the tube 3.
In operation, the container, after the seals
have been broken or removed, is held in position
with the absorbent pad 2 uppermost and, by the
means provided, suf?cient pressure is exerted
upon the contents to force thru the tube 3, the
quantity required to saturate or moisten the ab
sorbent pad 2. Due to the fact that this quantity
10 may be nicely controlled, the device lends itself
to uses for which conventional devices of this
general nature are not suitable.
When the absorbent pad has been suitably
wetted, the position of the container is reversed
15 and the pad applied to the material or point of
use as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. It is to be espe
cially noted that during this active use of the ap
plicator, the tube 3 extends above the level of the
remaining contents of the container, into the air
20 space in the container, so that it is impossible
for the pad to become supersaturated or for an
undesirably large quantity of the container’s
contents to come in contact with the material
to which it is being applied.
While this device is primarily intended for the
application ‘of highly volatile ?uids to fabrics in
order to remove spots, it may conveniently be
adapted to other comparable uses and various
changes may be made within the scope of the ap
30 pended claims in which it is desired to claim all
novelty inherent in the invention as broadly as
the prior art permits.
I claim:
1. An applicator device comprising 2. contain
in which the absorbent pad is a?ixed to a cap for
the nozzle of said container and the tube is sus
pended within the container from the under side
of a perforable disc engaging the nozzle of the
4. In combination with a liquid container hav
ing a spout, a cap for the spout comprising an
annular member of greater length than the spout
having an inner, perforated, transverse member
formed within the angular member in spaced re 10
lationship to one end thereof and forming there
with an upwardly opening compartment and a
substantially deeper downwardly opening com
partment, a pad of absorbent material disposed
within the upper compartment and projecting 15
therefrom, a tube, aflixed to and suspended from
the transverse member below the perforation
therein, adapted to extend into the container to
close proximity with the bottom thereof, a per
forated disc shaped liner around the tube and ad 20
jacent to the lower face of the transverse mem
ber and means associated with said annular
member for sealing the, tube when the device is
not in use.
5. An applicator device according to claim 4
in which the means for sealing the tube com
prises an imperforate but perforable transverse
member, within the annular member, to which
the tube is affixed and from which it depends.
6. In combination with a liquid container hav 30
ing a spout and a cap for the spout, an applicator
device comprising an annular cap for the spout
having an inner, perforated, transverse member
positioned in spaced relationship to one end of
35 er for liquids, a pad of absorbent material a?‘ixed
the cap, forming with the cap an upwardly open
to one end of the container, a tube having imper
forate walls positioned within the container and
affixed thereto with its outer end terminating be
low and adjacent to the absorbent pad and its
40 inner end extending into close proximity to the
opposite end of the container, and means integral
ing compartment and a substantially deeper
with the container to exert pressure on the
liquid therein to forcibly deliver liquid through
the tube to the absorbent pad only when said. pad
45 is uppermost.
2. An applicator device according to claim 1
in which the absorbent pad and the tube are
af?xed to the bottom of the container, said tube
extending upwardly ‘and opening into the air
50 space within the spout of the container.
3. An applicator device according to claim 1
downwardly opening compartment, a pad of ab
sorbent material in the upper compartment, and
a perforated disc shaped liner in the lower com
partment adjacent to the transverse member, a
tube, having a ?ange at its upper end‘ extending
outwardly into ?uid tight engagement with the
container spout, dependent within the container
with its lower end in close proximity to the bot
tom of the container and a seal for the tube.
'7. An applicator device according to claim 6
in which the tube has attached to its upper end
a disc extending outwardly to ?uid tight engage
ment with the spout, said disc being perforable
at the point of attachment to the tube.
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