AU2004200197B2 - Liquid Dispensing Container - Google Patents

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AU2004200197B2
AU2004200197B2 AU2004200197A AU2004200197A AU2004200197B2 AU 2004200197 B2 AU2004200197 B2 AU 2004200197B2 AU 2004200197 A AU2004200197 A AU 2004200197A AU 2004200197 A AU2004200197 A AU 2004200197A AU 2004200197 B2 AU2004200197 B2 AU 2004200197B2
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19an. 2004 23:49 Wallington Dummer No 954 P 3 P/00/009

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Patents Act 1990 COMPLETE SPECIFICATION Invention Title: Liquid Dispensing Container The invention is described in the following statement together with the best method of performing it known to us: Our Ref: 031055 COMS ID No: SMBI-00577834 Received by IP Australia: Time 23:56 Date 2004-01-19 19.Jan. 2004 23:50 Wallingtor Dummer No.6954 P. 4 2- LIQUID DISPENSING INTERLOCKING CONTAINER The present invention relates to containers provided with dispensing means and, more particularly to containers for low viscosity liquids adapted to interlocked stacking.

BACKGROUND

Containers for liquids come in a multitude of configurations and sizes and for a multitude of purposes.

The growth in the use of "natural" and "spring" waters has for example seen the development of a range of containers ranging from small bottles for personal use to large containers intended for use with dispensing equipment.

The transport of the larger sizes of containers, their manipulation for use and the means of accessing their contents are all associated with problems. Large round necked containers generally require transport in specially equipped vehicles for example and are inefficient in their use of space. The need for special dispensing equipment is a disincentive to their use, adding costs and complication.

In addition, low viscosity liquids such as water do not readily lend themselves to simple dispensing attachments.

It is an object of the present invention to address or ameliorate at least some of the abovementioned disadvantages.

COMS ID No: SMBI-00577834 Received by IP Australia: Time 23:56 Date 2004-01-19 29.Jun. 2007 16:50 Wallington-Dummer Sydney No.0710 P. 4 3 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF INVENTION 0 Accordingly, in a first broad form of the invention, there is provided a container for the storage, transport and dispensing of liquids; said container including uppermost and lowermost

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surfaces; said container provided with at least one raised feature and at least one corresponding indented feature; said o at least one raised feature and said at least one corresponding CN indented feature arranged on said container such that a said Sraised feature of one container interlocks with a said corresponding indented feature of an abutting like container when abutting ones of containers are arranged one atop of the other in a stack; said container having a liquid dispensing side extending downwardly from said uppermost surface of said container; said side provided with a projecting element; said container further provided with an attached outwardly projecting liquid dispenser; said liquid dispenser projecting from said liquid dispensing side; and wherein said liquid dispenser does not project beyond said projecting element.

Preferably, said at least one raised feature projects upwardly from said uppermost surface of said container.

Preferably, said at least one corresponding indented feature is indented into said lowermost surface of said container.

Preferably, said at least one raised feature includes an upwardly projecting ridge.

Preferably, said at least one corresponding indented feature includes an indented groove.

COMS ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by IP Australia: Time 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 29.Jun. 2007 16:50 Wallington-Dummer Sydney No,0710 P. 4 S" Preferably, a said upwardly projecting ridge of a first lower C- container is adapted to enter as a light press fit into a said Sindented groove of a second upper container such that said uppermost surface of said lower container and said lowermost surface of said upper container are abutting.

Preferably, said uppermost surface is interrupted by a o centrally located depressed section extending across the width 0 C1 of said container.

SPreferably, said centrally located depressed section is bridged by a bridging portion; said bridging portion forming a handle for carrying said container.

Preferably, said upwardly projecting ridge extends across said depressed section and is integral with said bridging portion; said bridging portion leaving an opening between an underside of said bridging portion and the surface of said depressed section.

Preferably, said projecting element comprises a projecting upper portion of said container; said projecting portion projecting beyond a lower portion so as to define a recessed lower portion.

Preferably, said recessed lower portion of said liquid dispensing side of said container extends upwardly from said lowermost surface of said container for a portion of the height of said container and across at least a portion of the width of said container.

COMS ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by IP Australia: Time 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 29Jun. 2007 16:50 Wa lington-Dummer Sydney No. 07 10 P 6 Preferably, said recessed lower portion is provided with an 0 outwardly projecting spigot adapted to support and retain Sthereon said attached outwardly projecting liquid dispenser.

O\ Preferably, said container is produced by a process of blow moulding from any suitable polymer material.

Preferably, said attached outwardly projecting liquid dispenser 0 includes a cylindrical outer shell divided into a forward 0 CN outlet end and a rearward inlet end by a dividing wall member.

o Preferably, said outwardly projecting spigot is provided with at least a first annular projection; said first annular projection adapted to mate as a snap-fit with projecting lugs provided on an inner surface of said rearward inlet end of said liquid dispenser.

Preferably, said outwardly projecting spigot is provided with an external thread; said external thread adapted to receive an internal thread on an inner surface of said rearward inlet end of said liquid dispenser.

Preferably, said external thread and said internal thread are provided with cooperating stop and retaining means at respective thread runouts; said stop and retaining means adapted to determine a preferred orientation of said liquid dispenser on said spigot.

Preferably, said dividing wall member is provided with a rearwardly projecting annular ring concentric with said outer shell; said ring having a tapered section such that the outer diameter of said annular ring increases from a first smaller COMS ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by IP Australia: Time 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 29.Jun. 2007 16:50 Wal ington-Dummer Sydney No.0710 P. 7 6 diameter to a second larger diameter at the junction of said 0 0 annular ring with said dividing wall member.

Preferably, said outer diameter is adapted to provide a press fit between said annular ring and the internal diameter of said spigot when said liquid dispenser is assembled to said spigot; said press fit forming a seal between said spigot and said o attached outwardly projecting liquid dispenser.

0 Preferably, wherein a rear surface of said dividing wall. member o is pierced by a circular opening at the lowest point of said dividing wall member; said circular opening communicating with an outlet spout projecting forwardly from a front surface of said dividing wall.

Preferably, said cylindrical outer shell is provided adjacent an outermost end with first and second circular shaped hinge apertures piercing said outer shell; said hinge apertures having a common axis lying in a horizontal plane and passing through the central axis of said cylindrical outer shell.

Preferably, said hinge apertures are in communication with the outer rim of said cylindrical outer shell by means of tapering openings; said tapering openings narrowing from a first dimension at said outer rim to a second smaller dimension at the junction with said hinge apertures.

Preferably, said attached outwardly projecting liquid dispenser further includes a pivoted dispenser lid; said dispenser lid being in the form of a disc provided with a rearwardly projecting rim.

COMS ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by IP Australia: Time 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 29.Jun. 2007 16:51 Wallington-Dummer Sydney No.071 P. 3 7 1S Preferably, said dispenser lid is provided with cylindrical (C hinge bosses projecting from diametrically opposed positions from said rearwardly projecting rim; said hinge bosses having a common axis passing through the central axis of said dispenser lid.

Preferably, said first dimension of said tapering openings is o adapted to receive at least the diameter of said cylindrical 'q hinge bosses and wherein said second dimension is significantly Ssmaller than said diameter of said cylindrical hinge bosses.

Preferably, said second dimension is adapted to the retention of said cylindrical hinge bosses against a maximum hydrostatic force exerted by said low viscosity fluid contained in said container against said lid member.

Preferably, said dispenser lid is provided with a sealing ring structure projecting from a rear surface of said disc; said sealing ring structure adapted to enter said outlet spout as a light interference fit so as to provide a sealing of said outlet spout when said cylindrical bosses are assembled to said hinge apertures and said central axis of said dispenser lid member is coaxial with said central axis of said outer shell portion.

Preferably, said dispenser lid member is adapted to rock about the common axes of said cylindrical hinge bosses and said hinge apertures between a first sealing position and a second open position.

COMS ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by IP Australia: Time 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 29.Jun. 2007 16:51 Wallinston-Dummer Sydney No.0710 P. 9 8 Preferably, said sealing ring structure is withdrawn from said 0 outlet spout when said dispenser l.d portion .s in said second Sopen position.

Preferably, said rearwardly projecting rim of said liquid dispenser lid is provided with an opening in said rearwardly projecting rim adjacent to said sealing ring structure; said o opening providing adapted to the escape of liquid from said 0 C outlet spout when said liquid dispensing lid is in said second o open position.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS Embodiments of the present invention will now be described with reference to the accompanying drawings wherein: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a container according to a preferred embodiment of the invention.

Figure 2 is a further perspective view of the embodiment of figure 1.

Figure 3 is a sectioned part side elevation view of the embodiment of figure 1 showing an outlet spigot.

Figure 3A is an enlarged sectioned view of the outloL spigot of figure 3 with a liquid dispenser according to a preferred embodiment located on the spigot.

Figure 4 is a side elevation and front elevation view of the liquid dispenser of figure 3A.

COMS ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by IP Australia: Time 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 29.Jun. 2007 16:51 Wal ington-Dummer Sydney No.0710 P. 9 Figure 5 is a front view of two containers stacked one on 0j the other.

§Figure 6 is a perspective view of a pallet stacked with a number of containers according to a preferred embodiment.

o DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS With reference to figure 1 a first preferred embodiment of Sa container 10 is of generally rectangular prismatic. form with uppermost and lowermost surfaces. Container 10 may be made of any suitable polymer adapted for blow moulding processes such as for example high density polyethylene.

Formed into the central portion of uppermost surface 11 of container 10 is depressed section 12 extending approximately a third of the length of container 11 and fully across its width.

Raised above the upper surface 11 is a raised feature comprising in this instance a ridge structure 13 running the full length of container 10 and positioned at the mid point of the width of container 10. Ridge portion 13 forms a bridge across depressed section 12 leaving an opening 14 between the bridging portion and the surface 15 of depressed section 12 so as to effectively provide a handle 16 for the carrying of container As may best be seen in figure 2 the base 17 of container 10 is provided with an indented feature comprising in this insLance a groove 18 running the full length of the base 17 and COMS ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by IP Australia: Time 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 29.Jun. 2007 16:51 Wallington-Dummer Sydney No.0710 P. 11 positioned at the midpoint of the width of container 10. The 0 depth of groove 18 relative to the surface 19 of the base, that Sis the depth of intrusion of the groove into the body of the 0N container, is at least equal to the height of the ridge 16 above upper surface 11. The width of groove 18 is such as to form a light press fit with the width of ridge 16 when one

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Scontainer is stacked upon another and groove 18 is aligned with ridge 16 as can be seen in figure SLiquid dispensing side, in this instance dispenser end 29 of container 10 is provided with a recess 20 extending upwardly from the base 17 approximately halfway of the height of container 10 and across the width of container 10. The depth of recess 20, that is its intrusion into the body of the container is sufficient to prevent the projection of liquid dispenser 32 (see figures 3 and 3A) mounted on spigot 21 beyond the projection, in this instance projected surface of the upper portion 22 of the dispenser end 29 of container In at least one preferred embodiment of the invention, container 10 is provided with a number of strengthening elements 23. Thus by way of illustrative example in figures 1 and 2 vertical grooves 24 intruding into the body of container act as vertical strengthening ribs. Similarly grooves across the base 17 of container 10 provide strengthening ribs for the base, and the grooves 23 across the upper surface 11 extending from each side of container 10 and ending at central COMS ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by IP Australia: Time 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 29-An. 2007 16:51 Wallington-Dummer Sydney No. 07 10 P 12 11 S' ridge 16, assist in strengthening upper surface portions 27 and 28.

It will be seen that the only feature of the embodiment of container 10 shown in Figures 3 and 2 to project beyond its generally rectangular prismatic form is that of ridge 16. By this means horizontal and vertical arrays of containers may be 0\ o arranged within a minimum volume of space. Furthermore the stability of multiple layers of side by side rows of containers o will be greatly increased by the interlocking of ridges 16 and grooves 18. This compactness of stacking and interlocking greatly facilitates the handling and transportation of palletized containers for example by requiring little if any restraining means during transport.

Turning again to figures 1 and 2, lower portion 29 of dispenser end 20 of container 1.0 is provided with a spigot 21.

As may be seen in the sectioned view of figure 3, in a first preferred embodiment, spigot 21 is provided with a first annular projection 31 adjacent to the outer end of spigot 21.

Spigot 21 and first annular projection 31 are adapted to accept as a snap-fit the body 35 of liquid dispenser 32 as shown in figure 3A. In at least one preferred embodiment of the invention liquid dispenser is covered by a security cap (not shown) which attaches as a. snap-fit to second annular projection 30 to prevent inadvertent opening of liquid dispenser 32. A tamper COMS ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by IP Australia: Time 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 19.Jan. 2004 23:52 Wallington Dummer No.6954 P. 14 12 indicating sealing wrap around the end of the security cap may further be provided.

Still with reference to figure 3A the inner surface 36 of outer shell portion 33 is provided with a plurality of inwardly projecting lugs 34. Spigot 21 is sufficiently deformable to allow these lugs to snap over annular projection 31.

In at least one alternative preferred embodiment spigot 21 is provided with an external thread adapted to J0 accept a matching internal thread on the inner surface of outer shell portion 33. To ensure that liquid dispenser 32 attains and remains in the correct orientation when screwed onto spigot 21, the thread on spigot 21 is provided with a stop and recess at the thread run-out with a mating projection provided at the appropriate position on the thread run-out of liquid dispenser 32. The recess and projection are adapted to snap together so as to secure dispenser 32 in the correct position when screwed onto the spigot.

The body 35 of liquid dispenser 32 is divided into a forward outlet end 37 and a rearward inlet end 38 by dividing wall member 39. Projecting rearwardly from dividing wall member 39 is annular sealing ring 40. As can be seen in figure 3A, sealing ring 40 is tapered in section so that its outer diameter increases towards dividing wall member 39. The taper of sealing ring 40 is so arranged that COMS ID No: SMBI-00577834 Received by IP Australia: Time 23:56 Date 2004-01-19 19OJan. 2004 23:52 Wall ngtop Dummer No-6954 P. 13 the taper forms an interference fit with the opening of spigot 21 when projecting lugs 34 snap into position behind annular projection 31, thus forming a seal between spigot 21 and dispenser body Dividing wall member 39 is pierced by outlet opening 41 communicating with outlet spout 42. A dispenser lid member 43 is shown in figure 3A in its closed, sealing position. Dispenser lid member 43 is in the form of a disc portion 53 provided at its periphery with a rearwardly projecting rim 54. Disc portion 53 and rim 54 are adapted to fit inside outer shell portion 33 as a close sliding fit. Projecting from the inside surface 44 of lid member 43 is sealing ring structure 45 which, whe-n lid member 43 is in its closed position, provides a press-fit insert into outlet spout 42 thereby sealing the end of outlet spout 42.

As may be seen in figure 4, lid member 43 is provided with hinge bosses 46 diametrically opposed on either side of the disc and projecting from rim 54. Hinge bosses 46 are held captive in apertures 48 in the rim 49 of dispenser body Apertures 48 are formed with. tapering openings 46 communicating with the outer edge of rim 49 and of dimension "ND" at the intersection with apertures 48, where is significantly smaller than the diameter of bosses 47. The diameter of bosses 47 and the size I'D" of the openings 46 are adapted to allow for the bosses to be snapfitted into apertures 48 yet provide sufficient retaining COMS ID No: SMBI-00577834 Received by IP Australia: Time 23:56 Date 2004-01 -19 19-Jan. 2004 '43:52 Wallinston Dumner No 6954 P 16 14 force of the bosses to withstand the considerable hydrostatic pressure at the outlet spout 42. Lid member 43 is further prevented from inadvertent opening by catch projection 50 at the top of lid member 43 which abuts against a rim recess 51. To open liquid dispenser 32 pressure is exerted by a user in the upper area of lid member 42 (in the area marked "PRESS" in the illustrative example of figure This overcomes the resistance of catch projection 50 against rim recess 51 and causes lid member 43 to assume the tilted position as indicated by dashed lines in figure 4. Sealing structure 45 is thereby disengaged from outlet spout 42 allowing liquid to flow from the spout and container through an aperture 52 in the lower rim of lid member 43 as indicated by the arrows in figure 4.

The above describes only some embodiments of the present invention and modifications, obvious to those skilled in the art, can be made thereto without departing from the scope and spirit of the present invention.

COMS ID No: SMBI-00577834 Received by IP Australia: Time 23:56 Date 2004-01-19

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  1. 29.Jun. 2007 16:52 Wallington-Dummer Sydney No.0710 P. 13 CLAIMS 0 S1. A container for the storage, transport and dispensing QO of liquids; said container including uppermost and ci lowermost surfaces; said container provided with at least one raised feature and at least one ON Scorresponding indented feature; said at least one Ci raised feature and said at least one corresponding Sindented feature arranged on said container such that ci a said raised feature of one container interlocks with a said corresponding indented feature of an abutting like container when abutting ones of containers are arranged one atop of the other in a stack; said container having a liquid dispensing side extending downwardly from said uppermost surface of said container; said side provided with a projecting element; said container further provided with an attached outwardly projecting liquid dispenser; said liquid dispenser projecting from said liquid dispensing side; and wherein said liquid dispenser does not project beyond said projecting element. 2. The container of claim 1 wherein said at least one raised feature projects upwardly from said uppermost surface of said container. COMS ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by IP Australia: Time 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 29.Jun. 2007 16:52 Wallington-Dummer Sydney No.0710 P. 14 16 3. The container of claim 1 wherein said at least one 0 corresponding indented feature is indented into said Slowermost surface of said container. 4. The container of claim 1 or 2 wherein said at least ci one raised feature includes an upwardly projecting ridge. The container of claim 1 or 3 wherein said at least Cil one corresponding indented feature includes an Sindented groove. ci 6. The container of claims 4 or 5 wherein a said upwardly projecting ridge of a first lower container is adapted to enter as a light press fit into a said indented groove of a second upper container such that said uppermost surface of said lower container and said lowermost surface of said upper container are abutting. 7. The container of any one of claims 2 to 6 wherein said uppermost surface is interrupted by a centrally located depressed section extending across the width of said container. 8. The container of claim 7 wherein said centrally located depressed section is bridged by a bridging portion; said bridging portion forming a handle for carrying said container. 9. The container of claim 8 wherein said upwardly projecting ridge extends across said depressed section COMS ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by IP Australia: Time 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 29.Jun. 2007 16:52 Wallington-Dummer Sydney No.0711 P. 17 and is integral with said bridging portion; said O bridging portion leaving an opening between an Sunderside of said bridging portion and the surface of said depressed section. ci 10. The container of claim wherein said projecting element comprises a projecting upper portion of said Scontainer; said projecting portion projecting beyond a Ci lower portion so as to define a recessed lower o portion. ci 11. The container of any one of claims 1 to 10 wherein said recessed lower portion of said liquid dispensing side of said container extends upwardly from said lowermost surface of said container for a portion of the height of said container and across at least a portion of the width of said container. 12- The container of any one of claims 1 to 11 wherein said recessed lower portion is provided with an outwardly projecting spigot adapted to support and retain thereon said attached outwardly projecting liquid dispenser. 13. The container of any one of claims 1 to 12 wherein said container is produced by a process of blow moulding from any suitable polymer material. 14. The container of any one of claims 1 to 13 wherein said attached outwardly projecting liquid dispenser includes a cylindrical outer shell divided into a COMS ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by IP Australia: Time 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 29.Jun. 2007 16:52 Wall ington-Dummer Sydney No.0710 P. 16 18 forward outlet end and a rearward inlet end by a 0 dividing wall member. The container of any one of claims 12 to 14 wherein said outwardly projecting spigot is provided with at ci least a first annular projection; said first annular projection adapted to mate as a snap-fit with Sprojecting lugs provided on an inner surface of said Ci rearward inlet end of said liquid dispenser. o 16. The container of claim 14 or 15 wherein said ci outwardly projecting spigot is provided with an external thread; said external thread adapted to receive an internal thread on an inner surface of said rearward inlet end of said liquid dispenser. 17. The container of claim 16 wherein said external thread and said internal thread are provided with cooperating stop and retaining means at respective thread runouts; said stop and retaining means adapted to determine a preferred orientation of said liquid dispenser on said spigot. 18. The container of any one of claims 14 to 17 wherein said dividing wall member is provided with a rearwardly projecting annular ring concentric with said outer shell; said ring having a tapered section such that the outer diameter of said annular ring increases from a first smaller diameter to a second COMS ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by IP Australia: Time 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 29-Jijn. 2007 16:52 29Jun~ 200 165 Ia n gt on Dum mecr S Yd ne YNo01 P.1 No. 07 10 P 17 19 larger diameter at the junction of said annular ring 0 with said dividing wall member. 19. The container of claim 18 wherein said outer diameter is adapted to provide a press fit between said annular ring and the internal diameter of said spigot when said liquid dispenser is assembled to said o spigot; said press f it forming a seal between said spigot and said attached outwardly projecting liquid o dispenser. 20. The container of any one of claims 14 to 19 wherein a rear surface of said dividing wall member is pierced by a circular opening at the lowest point of said dividing wall member; said circular opening communicating ith an outlet spout projecting forwardly from a front surface of said dividing wall. 21. The container of any one of claims 14 to 20 wherein said cylindrical outer shell is provided adjacent an outermost end with first and second circular shaped hinge apertures piercing said outer shell; said hinge apertures having a common axis lying in a horizontal plane and passing through the central axis of said cylindrical outer shell. 22. The container of claim 21 wherein said hinge apertures are in communication with the outer rim of said cylindrical outer shell by means of tapering openings; said tapering openings narrowing from a 00M5 ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by lP Australia: lime 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 29Jun. 2007 16:53 Wallington-Dummer Sydney No 710 P 18 first dimension at said outer rim to a second smaller 0 dimension at the junction with said hinge apertures. 23. The container of any one of claims 1 to 22 wherein said attached outwardly projecting liquid dispenser ci further includes a pivoted dispenser lid; said dispenser lid being in the form of a disc provided Swith a rearwardly projecting rim. Ci 24. The container of claim 23 wherein said dispenser lid Sis provided with cylindrical hinge bosses projecting ci from diametrically opposed positions from said rearwardly projecting rim; said hinge bosses having a common axis passing through the central axis of said dispenser lid. The container of any one of claims 22 to 24 wherein said first dimension of said tapering openings is adapted to receive at least the diameter of said cylindrical hinge bosses and wherein said second dimension is significantly smaller than said diameter of said cylindrical hinge bosses. 26. The container of claim 24 or 25 wherein said second dimension is adapted to the retention of said cylindrical hinge bosses against a maximum hydrostatic force exerted by said low viscosity fluid contained in said container against said lid member. 27. The container of any one of claims 24 to 26 wherein said dispenser lid is provided with a sealing ring COMS ID No: SBMI-07972105 Received by IP Australia: Time 17:01 Date 2007-06-29 Ll.JuI. 2007 9:30 Walington-Dummer Sydney No.0835 P. 3 21 structure projecting from a rear surface of said disc; said sealing ring structure adapted to enter said outlet spout as a light interference fit so as to provide a sealing of said outlet spout when said cylindrical bosses are assembled to said hinge apertures and said central axis of said dispenser lid member is coaxial with said central axis of said outer shell portion. 28. The container of any one of claims 24 to 27 wherein said dispenser lid member is adapted to rock about the common axes of said cylindrical hinge bosses and said hinge apertures between a first sealing position and a second open position. 29. The container of claim 28 wherein said sealing ring structure is withdrawn from said outlet spout when said dispenser lid portion is in said second open position. The container of claim 28 or 29 wherein said rearwardly projecting rim of said liquid dispenser lid is provided with an opening in said rearwardly projecting rim adjacent to said sealing ring structure; said opening providing adapted to the escape of liquid from said outlet spout when said liquid dispensing lid is in said second open position.
  2. 31. A container as herein described and with reference to the accompanying drawings. COMS ID No: ARCS-152307 Received by IP Australia: Time 09:36 Date 2007-07-11
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