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US1221838A
US1221838A US1342515A US1342515A US1221838A US 1221838 A US1221838 A US 1221838A US 1342515 A US1342515 A US 1342515A US 1342515 A US1342515 A US 1342515A US 1221838 A US1221838 A US 1221838A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D47/00Closures with filling and discharging, or with discharging, devices
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    • B65D47/06Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages
    • B65D47/08Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages having articulated or hinged closures
    • B65D47/0857Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages having articulated or hinged closures made separately from the base element provided with the spout or discharge passage
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  • This invention relates to dispensing cans and condiment holders, and more particularly to a new and improved lid therefor whereby the contents thereof may be easily delivered.
  • the primary object of my invention is to provide means for easily and quickly controlling the delivery of the contents and to sift the same in process of delivery.
  • a further object of my invention is to provide suitable means for maintaining the closure of my invention normally in closed position, and to provide means associated therewith for quickly and easily moving the same into open position.
  • a still further object of my invention resides in the provision of a peculiarly con structed lid containing the embodiment of my invention and having associated therewith a cut-off member for controlling the egress of the contents thereof to scatter the same when delivered.
  • the construction of the device also is so designed as to prevent clogging of the openings through which the contents thereof are dispensed.
  • Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view of the lid.
  • Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2 looking in the direction of the arrow.
  • Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view of the actuating means.
  • the body of the dispensing can, condiment holder or the like is designated 1 and the lid or cover is indicated as a whole by the numeral 2.
  • the lid 2 is of the usual flanged type, that is, having a face 3 and provided on its marginal edges with a down-turned flange 4 for engagement with the upper marginal edge of the body 1 of the receptacle.
  • the face 3 of the lid is perforated in a peculiar manner, the perforations thereof extending in various lines of radiation from a point on the face 3 eccentric to the center thereof. These perforations are designated 5 and are preferably elongated. From an inspection of Fig. 1 it will be noted that these lines of elongated openings extend radially from a pin 6 as a central point.
  • the pin 6 supports a cut-off plate 7, the said plate 7 being pivoted on the pin 6 and adapted for movement therearound within a limited distance.
  • the cut-off plate 7 is provided with a plurality of elongated apertures 8 similarly arranged to the apertures 5, but so positioned that when the plate is as shown in Fig.
  • the lines of radiation on which the apertures 8 are made will be out of alinement with the lines of radiation of the apertures 5 so that the solid portions of the plate 7 will close the apertures 5.
  • the plate 7 is provided with an arcuate slot 9, and a pin 10 carried by and depending from the under surface of the face 3 is engaged in the said slot 9 so as to assist in maintaining the plate 7 in snug engagement with the under surface of the face 3. It will be understood that the curvature of the slot 9 is described from the pivot 6 as a central point.
  • the apertures 8 thereof will register with the complementally formed aperture 5 and thereby allow the contents of the receptacle to be dispensed and sifted in the process.
  • the actuating memher is substantially L shape, and is provided with an offset portion 14 substantially intermediate its length, the said ofi'set portion 14 being adapted to extend exteriorly of the flange 4 and through an aperture 15 therein.
  • the actuating arm is preferably formed of a strip of fiat material, which may be of resilient material, and the inner end '16 thereof is twisted at substantially right angles to the intermediate portion 11 into parallelism with the face of the plate 7, and is provided with an aperture 17, by means of which it may be secured at 12 to the plate 7, as hereinbefore mentioned.
  • the resilient portion of the actuating arm should fall at a point designated 18 for a purpose which will hereafter be set forth.
  • the parts In normal position the parts are as shown in Fig. 2, and it will be noted that by exerting pressure inwardly upon the offset portion 14 motion will be imparted to the plate 7 in the direction of the arm against the tension of the resilient portion 18. This movement will bring the apertures 8 and 5 into registration and permit of dispensing the contents of the receptacle.
  • Releasing the offset 14 will allow the plate 7 to be drawn back intonormal position, movement past a predetermined point being limited by means of lateral extensions 19 formed on the intermediate portion 11 of the actuating arm, these extensions 19 coming in contact with the peripheral flange 4 and preventing further outward movement of the actuating arm.
  • the pin 10 serves to maintain the plate 7 in intimate contact with the under surface of the lid 2 and that particles of the contents of the receptacle can not lodge themselves between the plate and the under surface of the lid 2 which would tend to clog and interfere with the operation of the closure.
  • the peculiar elongated formation of the openings is one of the principal features of my invention, it being seen that by this formation the same may be easily cleaned when necessary and will not become clogged with the contents of the receptacle, should the contents become damp, or from any other cause. It might also be stated that the pin 10 also co-acts with the lateral extensions 19 to limit the movement of the plate 7, should the extensions 19 become damaged or not able to perform their functions.
  • a device as specified including a lid member, a closure member pivoted to said lid member at a point eccentric to the center of said lid, said lid and closure members having a plurality of complementally formed apertures radially extending from the pivot point of said closure member as a center and registrable at times, means for limiting the movement of said closure member, means carried by the lid and in engagement with the closure member to actuate the same, means associated with said actuating means to return the closure member to normal closed position, and means for limiting the movement in said direction.

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F. R. CRIST.
DISPENSING CONTAINER; .APPLICATION HLED MAR. 10, 1915.
L%LW& Patented Apr. 10, 1917.
FIRMAN R. GRIST, 0F CLAYTON, NEW JERSEY.
DISPENSING-CONTAINER.
1L22L83d. p fi t To all whom it may camera:
Be it known that l, FIRMAN R. CRIs'r, a citizen of the United States, residing at Clayton, in the county of Gloucester and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Dispensing-Containers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to dispensing cans and condiment holders, and more particularly to a new and improved lid therefor whereby the contents thereof may be easily delivered.
The primary object of my invention is to provide means for easily and quickly controlling the delivery of the contents and to sift the same in process of delivery.
A further object of my invention is to provide suitable means for maintaining the closure of my invention normally in closed position, and to provide means associated therewith for quickly and easily moving the same into open position.
A still further object of my invention resides in the provision of a peculiarly con structed lid containing the embodiment of my invention and having associated therewith a cut-off member for controlling the egress of the contents thereof to scatter the same when delivered. The construction of the device also is so designed as to prevent clogging of the openings through which the contents thereof are dispensed.
With the above and other objects in View my invention resides preferably in the construction, combination, and arrangement of parts as hereinafter set forth, in the specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a perspective View of my improved lid for dispensing cans, the body of the can being shown broken away.
Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view of the lid.
Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2 looking in the direction of the arrow.
Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view of the actuating means.
Similar reference characters indicate similar parts throughout the various views of the drawing.
Letters Iatent.
Application filed March 10, 1915. Serial No. 13,425.
Patented Apr. lid, lltlll't.
Referring more particularly to the drawing in which the preferred embodiment of my invention is illustrated, the body of the dispensing can, condiment holder or the like, is designated 1 and the lid or cover is indicated as a whole by the numeral 2. The lid 2 is of the usual flanged type, that is, having a face 3 and provided on its marginal edges with a down-turned flange 4 for engagement with the upper marginal edge of the body 1 of the receptacle.
The face 3 of the lid is perforated in a peculiar manner, the perforations thereof extending in various lines of radiation from a point on the face 3 eccentric to the center thereof. These perforations are designated 5 and are preferably elongated. From an inspection of Fig. 1 it will be noted that these lines of elongated openings extend radially from a pin 6 as a central point. The pin 6 supports a cut-off plate 7, the said plate 7 being pivoted on the pin 6 and adapted for movement therearound within a limited distance. The cut-off plate 7 is provided with a plurality of elongated apertures 8 similarly arranged to the apertures 5, but so positioned that when the plate is as shown in Fig. 2, the lines of radiation on which the apertures 8 are made will be out of alinement with the lines of radiation of the apertures 5 so that the solid portions of the plate 7 will close the apertures 5. At a point substantially diametrically opposite to the pivot 6, the plate 7 is provided with an arcuate slot 9, and a pin 10 carried by and depending from the under surface of the face 3 is engaged in the said slot 9 so as to assist in maintaining the plate 7 in snug engagement with the under surface of the face 3. It will be understood that the curvature of the slot 9 is described from the pivot 6 as a central point. When the plate 7 is moved from the position shown in Fig.
'2 in the direction of the arrow, the apertures 8 thereof will register with the complementally formed aperture 5 and thereby allow the contents of the receptacle to be dispensed and sifted in the process.
In order to quickly and easily move the plate 7 from closed to open position and to maintain the same in normally closed position, I have provided a means actuatable from flange 4, respectively. The actuating memher is substantially L shape, and is provided with an offset portion 14 substantially intermediate its length, the said ofi'set portion 14 being adapted to extend exteriorly of the flange 4 and through an aperture 15 therein. The actuating arm is preferably formed of a strip of fiat material, which may be of resilient material, and the inner end '16 thereof is twisted at substantially right angles to the intermediate portion 11 into parallelism with the face of the plate 7, and is provided with an aperture 17, by means of which it may be secured at 12 to the plate 7, as hereinbefore mentioned. The resilient portion of the actuating arm should fall at a point designated 18 for a purpose which will hereafter be set forth. In normal position the parts are as shown in Fig. 2, and it will be noted that by exerting pressure inwardly upon the offset portion 14 motion will be imparted to the plate 7 in the direction of the arm against the tension of the resilient portion 18. This movement will bring the apertures 8 and 5 into registration and permit of dispensing the contents of the receptacle. Releasing the offset 14 will allow the plate 7 to be drawn back intonormal position, movement past a predetermined point being limited by means of lateral extensions 19 formed on the intermediate portion 11 of the actuating arm, these extensions 19 coming in contact with the peripheral flange 4 and preventing further outward movement of the actuating arm. It will be seen that the pin 10 hereinbefore mentioned serves to maintain the plate 7 in intimate contact with the under surface of the lid 2 and that particles of the contents of the receptacle can not lodge themselves between the plate and the under surface of the lid 2 which would tend to clog and interfere with the operation of the closure.
The peculiar elongated formation of the openings is one of the principal features of my invention, it being seen that by this formation the same may be easily cleaned when necessary and will not become clogged with the contents of the receptacle, should the contents become damp, or from any other cause. It might also be stated that the pin 10 also co-acts with the lateral extensions 19 to limit the movement of the plate 7, should the extensions 19 become damaged or not able to perform their functions.
From the above description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, it is thought that the construction, use, and
advantages of my invention will be readily gathered,'and it will be noted that the peculiar mounting of the cut-off plate 7, to-
is both simpleand effective in its operation. It will be noted that the factthat the plate 7, always returns to normal closed position 'gether with the novel arrangement of thev apertures 5 and 8 affords a structure which.
is an advantageous feature of my invention,
since this overcomes the element of forgetfulness which often' enters into the unsuccessful operation of many of the prior inventions, in that, the prior devices very often do not afford a simple and convenient means for automatically returning the closure to normal closed position.
While I have shown and described my invention as possessing a peculiar form and construction, it is desired that it be understood that I may make such changes in the details thereof that do not depart from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
Having thus described my invention what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A device as specified, including a lid member, a closure member pivoted to said lid member at a point eccentric to the center of said lid, said lid and closure members having a plurality of complementally formed apertures radially extending from the pivot point of said closure member as a center and registrable at times, means for limiting the movement of said closure member, means carried by the lid and in engagement with the closure member to actuate the same, means associated with said actuating means to return the closure member to normal closed position, and means for limiting the movement in said direction.
2. The combination with a dispensing container having an apertured lid and an opening in one side thereof, a closure pivoted to said lid at a point eccentric to the center thereof, apertures in the closure corresponding to the apertures of said lid, and a substantially right angularly bent spring arm connected to the closure and the container and having the intermediate portion thereof extending through the opening in the container side, whereby, the closure can be moved to open position by an inward pressure.
3. The combination with a dispensing container having an apertured lid and an opening in one side thereof, a closure pivoted to said lid at a point eccentric to the center thereof, apertures in the closure corresponding to the apertures of said lid, a substantially right angularly bent spring arm connected to the closure and the container and having the intermediate portion thereof extending through the opening in the container side, whereby, the closure can be moved to open position by an inward pressure, and a In testimony whereof I afix my signature plurality of lugs carried by the spring in in presence of two Witnesses.
proximity of the intermediate portion en- FIRMAN R. CRIST. gageable with the inner face of said con- Witnesses: 5 tainer side for limiting the outward move- WILLIAM C. SHREVE,
ment of the arm. FRANK SIMPJKINS.
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US2663468A (en) * 1950-03-09 1953-12-22 Sam Schwartzman Sifter cap device for dispensing containers
US2867359A (en) * 1957-01-18 1959-01-06 Merle L Hogan Seed package and dispenser
US4412625A (en) * 1982-02-16 1983-11-01 Zander Patricia J Child-proof pill container for handicapped

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2663468A (en) * 1950-03-09 1953-12-22 Sam Schwartzman Sifter cap device for dispensing containers
US2867359A (en) * 1957-01-18 1959-01-06 Merle L Hogan Seed package and dispenser
US4412625A (en) * 1982-02-16 1983-11-01 Zander Patricia J Child-proof pill container for handicapped

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