US2581713A - Closure for multicompartmented bottle with means for selectively dispensing from anyone of said compartments - Google Patents

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US2581713A
US2581713A US146935A US14693550A US2581713A US 2581713 A US2581713 A US 2581713A US 146935 A US146935 A US 146935A US 14693550 A US14693550 A US 14693550A US 2581713 A US2581713 A US 2581713A
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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
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    • B65D47/04Closures with discharging devices other than pumps
    • B65D47/20Closures with discharging devices other than pumps comprising hand-operated members for controlling discharge
    • B65D47/26Closures with discharging devices other than pumps comprising hand-operated members for controlling discharge with slide valves, i.e. valves that open and close a passageway by sliding over a port, e.g. formed with slidable spouts
    • B65D47/261Closures with discharging devices other than pumps comprising hand-operated members for controlling discharge with slide valves, i.e. valves that open and close a passageway by sliding over a port, e.g. formed with slidable spouts having a rotational or helicoidal movement
    • B65D47/265Closures with discharging devices other than pumps comprising hand-operated members for controlling discharge with slide valves, i.e. valves that open and close a passageway by sliding over a port, e.g. formed with slidable spouts having a rotational or helicoidal movement between planar parts
    • 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
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    • B65D1/02Bottles or similar containers with necks or like restricted apertures, designed for pouring contents
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3, 1952 R. ROUBICEK 2,581,713

CLOSURE FOR MULTICOMPARTMENTED BOTTLE, WITH MEANS FOR SELECTIVELY DISPENSING FROM ANY ONE OF SAID COMPARTMENTS Filed March 1, 1950 INVENTOR 7526a! rewic ek A To zv y Patented Ja'n. 8, 1 952 I UNITED STATES PATENT foFFicg* CLOSURE FOR MULTICOMPARTMENTED BOTTLE WITH MEANS FOR SELECTIVE- LY DISPENSING FROM ANY ONE OF SAID v I COMPARTMENTS Y t Richard Roubiek, Prague, Czechoslovakia, as-

Signor to Ceskoslovensky Prumysl Lihovarsky a drozdarsky, Narodni Podnik, Prague, Czechoslovakia Application March 1, 1950, Serial No. 146,935 In Czechoslovakia December 20, 1949 4 Claims. (Cl. 222144.5) l 2 This invention relates to closures for bottles ing four chambers or compartments. In the having a plurality of chambers or compartments drawing: each pted to contain a liq h liqui i Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the closure and the various chambers being ordinarily of differ-- of a part of the bottle neck;

' Fig. 2 is a vertical section along the line A--A ent nature. I v

For closing the openings of the various chamin Fig. 1; and hers in the neck'oi' the bottle stoppers have been Fig. 3 is a plan View. hitherto used. For pouring liquid from one of The closure shown in the drawing comprises these chambers or for filling such chambers the r a cap I which may be secured to the neck 2 of stopper oi the particular chamber had to be rea bottle by means of putty or the like. In the moved. The use of such stoppers leads to diflitop I of the cap I four passages 3' are provided, culties which are particularly due to the small each of these passages communicating with one cross section of the individual openings in the of four channels 4 in the bottle neck 2 which bottle neck and to the smallness of the stoppers. four channels form the upper end of the four To pour liquid from any of the chambers or comchambers or compartments in the body of the partments is also diflicult because those parts of bottle (not shown). To secure a tight closure the partitions between the various chambers there is interposed between the top I of the cap which are situated in the neck of the bottle exl and the upper end of the bottle neck 2 a plate tend lengthwise of that neck and part of the or washer 5 made of cork, rubber or the like and liquid is easily spilled when pouring such liquid, having holes corresponding to the passages 3 particularly into a small glass or the like. in the cap. The passages 3 are'inclined'outwardly It is an object of this invention to provide in the direction from the end of the bottle neck a closure for bottles having a plurality of cham 2 towards the upper surface of the cap.

bers or compartments extending into the neck Rotatably mounted in the center of the top I of the bottle, which closure will avoid the above of the cap I by means of a pin 6 is a disc 1. A

mentioned difliculties. spring 8 pulls the disc I tightly against the top More particularly, it is an object of this in- I. The disc I has an elongated opening 9 which vention to provide a closure for bottles of the is inclined outwardly in the direction from its kind referred to whereina disc having a single bottom end towards its top end. Rigidly conopening is arranged so that upon rotation of this nected to the disc I, e. g., made in one piece with disc its opening can be brought into communicathe disc 1, is an arm ill which extends downtion with any desired one of the bottle chambers wardly along the side I" of the cap I. The arm or compartments. I0 is provided at its inner side with a snap H A further object of the invention is to provide urged towards-the side of the cap by a spring I2. a closure of the kind referred to comprising a In the path of the snap II, when the latter is cap having a plurality of passages each adapted rotated together with the disc 1 and the arm to communicate with one of the chambers of the 10, there are provided in the outer surface of bottle and a disc having a single opening, which the side I" of the cap i-depres'sicns l3. There disc will keep closed either all the passages in the are twice as many depressions !3 as there are cap or, upon rotation of the disc through some 10 passages 3, every second depression correspondangle, all said passages except for a selected single ing to a position of the disc I in which the openone. ing 9 thereof is in communication with one of A further object of the invention is to provide the passages 3, whereas the intermediate depresa closure for bottles having a plurality of chamsions correspond to those positions of the disc I hers or compartments extending into the neck in which all the passages 3 are closed by the of the bottle wherein the above mentioned pasdisc 1. In the example shown, where there are sages in the cap, and preferably also the single four passages 3 corresponding to the four chanopening in the disc, are inclined outwardly in nels 4 in the bottle neck 2, the number of the the direction away from the end of the neck of depressions I3 is eight. When the snap I I has the bottle. snapped into any of the depressions l3 the posi- Other objects and advantages of the invention of the pouring opening 9 in the disc I relation will appear as the description proceeds, tive to the various passages 3 in the cap I is sereference being had to the accompanying drawcurely fixed and it will take some effort to move ing which, by way of example, shows one embodithe disc out of such position. ment of the invention as applied to a bottle hav- To indicate to the user which of the depres- 1 all the passages 3 are closed.

sions l3 corresponds to a particular passage 3 (and thereby to any particular chamber of the dicates that the closure is in proper position for pouring liquid from the bottle chamber whichthe particular marker N indicates. When the snap H is in engagement with one of the depressions I3 between two markers 14, this indicates that The inclination of the passages 3 ,initheca p I and of the opening 9 in the rotatable :disc 11 :facili V tates a safe pouring of the liquids also into small containers.

While I have shownin the drawing one particular embodiment of the invention, I desire it to be understood that this embodiment has been given by way of example only and that various changes and modifications of the details of the construction shown may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the appended claims. I

What I :claim is:

1. A closure for bottles having aplurality of chambers extending into the neck of the bottle,

comprising a cap adapted to be secured to said neck-of the bottle, .a plurality of passages in the top of said'cap each arranged for communication with one of said chambers in said bottle neck when said cap is in position upon said bottle neck, a disc rotatably mounted on said cap, a single opening insaid :disc so arranged as to be adapted .-to be brought intoregistering position with any oneor said passages in said cap upon rotation of saiddisc about its axis, anarm rigidly connected towsaid disc extending downwardly along the side of saidcap, a spring-loaded member carried by said arm, and a number of depressions in said side of said cap situated in the path or said arm when theadisc carrying. said arm is rotated, so that said member will snap into a desired one of said depressions when in registering position therewith.

- 2. A closure for bottles having a plurality of chambers extending into the neck of the bottle,

comprising a cap adapted to be secured to said neck of the bottle, a plurality of passages in the top of said cap each arrangedfor communication with one of said chambers in said bottle neck when said cap is in position upon said bottle neck,

a disc rotatably mounted :on said cap, said-passages-being inclined outwardl in the direction armis rotated, so that said member will snap into a desired one of said depressions when in registering position therewith,

3. A closure for bottles having a plurality of chambers extending into the'neck of the bottle, comprising a cap adapted to be secured to said neck of the bottle, a plurality of passages in the top of said cap eacharranged for communication with one of .said, chambers in said bottle neck when said cap is in position upon said bottle neck, a disc rotatably mounted on said cap, a single opening in said disc so arranged as to be adapted to be brought into registering position with any one of "said passages in said cap upon rotation of said disc aboutgits axis, said single opening being inclined outwardly in the direction from its bottom end towards its top end, an arm rigidly connected to said disc extending downwardly along the side of said cap, a spring-loaded member carried by said arm and a number of depressions in .said sideof said capsituatedin the path of said armwhen the-disc carryingsaid arm is rotated, so that said member will snap into a desired one of :said; depressions when in registering position therewith.

fl. A closure for bottles having a plurality of chambers extending into the neck of the bottle, comprising a'cap adapted to be secured :to said neck of the bottle, a plurality of passages in the top of said cap each arranged for communication with one of said chambers in said bottle neck when said cap is in position upon said bottle neck, a disc rotatably mounted on said cap,.said

passages being inclined outwardly in the direction from theend of the bottle neck towards said 'disc a single opening in said disc so arranged as tobe adapted to be brought into registering position with any one of said passages in said cap upon rotation of said disc about its axis, said single opening being inclined outwardly in the direction from its bottom end towards its top end, an arm rigidly connected to said disc extending downwardly along the side of said cap, a springloaded member carried by said arm and a number of depressions in said side of said cap situated in the path of said arm when the disccarrying said arm is rotated,.so that said member will snap into a desired .one of said depressions when in exact registering position therewith.

RICHARD ROUBICEK.

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FR2735105A1 (en) * 1995-06-08 1996-12-13 Koussouros Georges Alexandre Container for multiple mixing of different products
US20040000565A1 (en) * 2002-06-27 2004-01-01 Nicholas Michael Edward Container for storing and dispensing food items and beverages
US20100116768A1 (en) * 2008-11-12 2010-05-13 Theodosios Kountotsis Triple chamber bottle and method of manufacturing the same
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US1092433A (en) * 1913-11-19 1914-04-07 Virgil C Cox Oil-can.
US1667818A (en) * 1926-02-17 1928-05-01 Page William Lincoln Canister and like box or container
US1693146A (en) * 1927-11-23 1928-11-27 Keeler George Thompson Liquid holder
US1869120A (en) * 1928-07-30 1932-07-26 Z Ro Specialties Company Dispensing device
US1925962A (en) * 1932-10-12 1933-09-05 Charles C Wendell Condiment holder

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US5152431A (en) * 1991-06-21 1992-10-06 Sterling Drug, Inc. Pump apparatus for dispensing a selected one of a plurality of liquids
EP0621200A1 (en) * 1993-04-22 1994-10-26 R & A BAILEY COMPANY LIMITED Pourer for multi-cavity container
FR2735105A1 (en) * 1995-06-08 1996-12-13 Koussouros Georges Alexandre Container for multiple mixing of different products
US20040000565A1 (en) * 2002-06-27 2004-01-01 Nicholas Michael Edward Container for storing and dispensing food items and beverages
US6820767B2 (en) 2002-06-27 2004-11-23 Michael Edward Nicholas Container for storing and dispensing food items and beverages
US20100116768A1 (en) * 2008-11-12 2010-05-13 Theodosios Kountotsis Triple chamber bottle and method of manufacturing the same
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GB2480547A (en) * 2010-05-21 2011-11-23 Fergus John Edward Magennis Measured powder dispenser
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