Supplementary Trap Patents (Class 222/455)
  • Patent number: 10942052
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system for dispensing liquid from a container holding a liquid comprises a reservoir mountable to the container so as to be in fluidic communication with the container. The reservoir may comprise an inlet and an outlet. When mounted to the container, the reservoir may be configured to measure a predetermined quantity of liquid while in first orientation and to simultaneously dispense the predetermined quantity of liquid from the outlet and receive a refilling quantity of liquid through the inlet while in a second orientation that is angled relative to the first orientation above a threshold angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: GROVE COLLABORATIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Gloria Ghezzi, Jianfeng Zhang, Jonathan Chayet Silverman
  • Patent number: 10895485
    Abstract: A container (6) and a metering cap (3) are designed to be fitted together and include a cap (3) defined as a concave component with a curved top and a sloping cylindrical neck on the side thereof, with a mouth (1) that can be closed by a stopper (T), the lower distal end (1a) of the neck extending into the concave cavity defined by the cap (3), wherein this extension does not project beyond the bottom plane defined by the lower peripheral edge (9) of the cap (3); and wherein the container (6) comprises a hemispherical protrusion (2) which corresponds to a cavity (Oi) located on one side of the top of the container (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Carlos Vicente Martínez Gimeno, Gabriel Salomón Martinez Garcia, Manuel Francisco Martínez Chapuli
  • Patent number: 10852172
    Abstract: Doser for a container containing a substance. The doser includes a dosing member configured to be located at least partially inside a dispensing end of a container. The dosing member includes at least a bottom wall, a retaining wall and a retaining space of predetermined volume configured to retain a dispensable amount of said substance. When the doser is arranged on a container and the container dispenses the dispensable amount of the substance, the dosing member substantially prevents the substance contained in the container from either passing into the retaining space or being dispensed with the dispensable amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MCCORMICK & COMPANY, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Thomas Koll Porter Gieske, Tracie L. C. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10787306
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a viscous material contained in a flexible package includes a body extending along a longitudinal axis that has a first end, an opposite second end, a cavity configured to receive the flexible package, and a handle assembly coupled to the first end. The handle assembly has a fixed handle, a trigger pivotally coupled to the fixed handle, and a rod extending between the fixed handle and the trigger into the cavity. A plurality of dispensing valves are positioned at the second end of the body and configured to dispense the viscous material, and a piston is movably disposed in the cavity for engagement with the flexible package. As the trigger is pivoted toward the fixed handle, the rod moves along the longitudinal axis toward the piston such that the piston engages the flexible package and the viscous material dispenses through the plurality of dispensing valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Patent number: 10444049
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system for dispensing liquid from a container holding a liquid comprises a reservoir mountable to the container so as to be in fluidic communication with the container. The reservoir may comprise an inlet and an outlet. When mounted to the container, the reservoir may be configured to measure a predetermined quantity of liquid while in first orientation and to simultaneously dispense the predetermined quantity of liquid from the outlet and receive a refilling quantity of liquid through the inlet while in a second orientation that is angled relative to the first orientation above a threshold angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Grove Collaborative, Inc.
    Inventors: Gloria Ghezzi, Jianfeng Zhang, Jonathan Chayet Silverman
  • Patent number: 9625300
    Abstract: A measuring and dispensing device is defined for a stored flowable material. The device includes a container portion and a lid or covering portion. A first spout portion is formed as part of the container and is positioned on the outside of a sidewall, adjacent an upper rim. The first spout portion defines a measurement chamber. The lid closely fits on the upper rim of the container. A second spout portion is integrally formed with the lid and projects from the lid sidewall, adjacent an engagement rim. The second spout portion defines a pre-measurement chamber within the container sidewall. The first and second spout portions aligned upon assembly of the container and the lid, with the first spout portion positioned within the measurement chamber. The first spout portion is spaced from the second spout portion, with the spacing defining a discharge passageway for the measurement chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Edmond L. Fratianni, Keith E. Antal, Chad E. Lagace
  • Patent number: 9567137
    Abstract: A bottle arrangement includes a bottle body a measuring bucket. The measuring bucket includes a guiding base assembly, a second compartment base, and a top cap. The guiding base assembly includes an inclined first compartment base, an inclined first channel base, an inclined second channel base, and an inclined backflow channel base. The guiding base assembly has a through first inlet opening, a through second inlet opening and a backflow opening. The first inlet opening and the backflow opening communicate with the bottle body. The measuring bucket also includes first through fourth partitioning walls provided on the guiding base assembly to define at least a first compartment, a first communicating channel, a second communicating channel, and a backflow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Shi Peng
  • Patent number: 9480351
    Abstract: A staging hopper adapted for being inserted inside the neck of a container includes: a ceiling; a dividing wall projecting from the ceiling having a lower edge; a sloping inlet barrier wall having a rear edge; a floor merging with the barrier wall; and a front wall that extends upwardly from the floor such that a portion of the floor extends forwardly of the front wall. The rear edge of the inlet barrier wall and the top wall define an inlet barrier gap, and the lower edge of the dividing wall and the floor define an outlet barrier gap. The front wall and dividing wall define an outlet chamber. The inlet barrier gap divides an inlet chamber and a barrier chamber, and the outlet barrier gap divides the barrier chamber and the outlet chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Mezurware, LLC
    Inventor: Keld Krogh Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9261394
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dosing device comprising a storage container and a storage chamber disposed therein, a dosing container and a dosing chamber disposed therein, and a dosing connection between the storage chamber and the dosing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG
    Inventor: Fabrice Moreau
  • Patent number: 9114917
    Abstract: A beverage lid system structured and arranged to assist shifting the temperature of a consumable liquid towards room temperature prior to delivery to the mouth of a consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Jerry Hani Salem
  • Publication number: 20150028063
    Abstract: A single dose dispenser for dispensing product from a container is disclosed. The dispenser includes a body portion having skirt configured to couple to a container. A top is connected to the body portion that has a dispensing orifice formed therethough. A middle deck extends across an interior of the body portion forming a storage chamber between the top, inner surface of the body portion and the middle deck for temporarily holding product therein from the container. A cap is connected to the upper deck to selectively seal the dispensing orifice. A reservoir chamber depends from the middle deck for temporarily receiving product from the storage chamber. A flow conduit extends upwards from the middle deck up to the dispensing orifice and downwards into the reservoir chamber for dispensing product from the reservoir chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: MWV SLATERSVILLE, LLC
    Inventors: Clifford Skillin, Patrick Brannon
  • Patent number: 8899453
    Abstract: A dispensing device for dispensing a liquid product from a container containing said product comprises a first chamber and a second chamber. An inlet passage comprising at least one inlet opening establishes a fluid connection between the first chamber and an interior part of a container having the dispensing device mounted thereon. An outlet passage adapted to deliver liquid product being dispensed by way of the dispensing device is fluidly connected to the second chamber. An intermediate wall divides an interior part of the dispensing device into the first chamber and the second chamber. The intermediate wall defines an edge, and the intermediate wall is arranged in such a manner that an intermediate passage between the first chamber and the second chamber is defined at said edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Logidos ApS
    Inventor: Keld Krogh Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8851341
    Abstract: A dispensing device for dispensing powdered or granular product from a container containing said product comprises a first chamber and a second chamber. An inlet passage comprising at least one inlet opening and establishes communication between the first chamber and an interior part of a container having the dispensing device mounted thereon. An outlet passage adapted to deliver powdered or granular product being dispensed by means of the dispensing device establishes communication from the second chamber. An intermediate wall divides an interior part of the dispensing device into the first chamber and the second chamber, the intermediate wall defining an edge. The intermediate wall is arranged in such a manner that an intermediate passage between the first chamber and the second chamber is defined at the edge for allowing powdered or granular product to pass between the first chamber and the second chamber. The intermediate wall further defines a second passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Logidos ApS
    Inventor: Keld Krogh Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20130134191
    Abstract: A dispensing device for dispensing a liquid product from a container containing said product comprises a first chamber and a second chamber. An inlet passage comprising at least one inlet opening establishes a fluid connection between the first chamber and an interior part of a container having the dispensing device mounted thereon. An outlet passage adapted to deliver liquid product being dispensed by way of the dispensing device is fluidly connected to the second chamber. An intermediate wall divides an interior part of the dispensing device into the first chamber and the second chamber. The intermediate wall defines an edge, and the intermediate wall is arranged in such a manner that an intermediate passage between the first chamber and the second chamber is defined at said edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Keld Krogh Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20130062370
    Abstract: A dispensing device for dispensing powdered or granular product from a container containing said product comprises a first chamber and a second chamber. An inlet passage comprising at least one inlet opening and establishes communication between the first chamber and an interior part of a container having the dispensing device mounted thereon. An outlet passage adapted to deliver powdered or granular product being dispensed by means of the dispensing device establishes communication from the second chamber. An intermediate wall divides an interior part of the dispensing device into the first chamber and the second chamber, the intermediate wall defining an edge. The intermediate wall is arranged in such a manner that an intermediate passage between the first chamber and the second chamber is defined at the edge for allowing powdered or granular product to pass between the first chamber and the second chamber. The intermediate wall further defines a second passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Keld Krogh Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20090108022
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing apparatus, including: an expandable member for defining a first chamber and a second chamber in a cavity of a container, said first chamber being adapted for storing a liquid; and a body having a passage formed through the body for accessing said first chamber, said body having a sealing portion for forming a seal around an opening to said cavity, said body having a valve that is selectively adjustable by a user to a closed position for inhibiting a flow of fluid through said passage; wherein only when said body is placed in a pouring position, said valve is adjustable by a user to an open position to allow said liquid to be displaced from said first chamber via said passage when the second chamber expands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventor: DAVID Thomas HUGGINS
  • Patent number: 7111760
    Abstract: The invention relates to a formula regulation and dispensing system for baby bottles, which allows a controlled volume of formula to be administered through a baby bottle for feeding. This controlled amount of formula allows the user to monitor and regulate the consumption of liquid by an infant between required burpings. Using the invention, the user will know the proper time to burp the baby, thus reducing the occurrence of reflux and other conditions resulting from excess stomach gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Inventors: Talia Pagovich, Gil Pagovich, Odelya Pagovich, Shimon Pagovich, Thomas J. Kiel
  • Patent number: 7032788
    Abstract: A container with a metering apparatus and a process for metering liquid from the container where the metering apparatus includes an upper chamber and a coaxial lower metering chamber. Inverting the container dispenses liquid in the metering chamber and simultaneously introduces liquid from the container into the upper chamber. When the container is returned to an upright position, a portion of the liquid in the upper chamber flows to and fills the metering chamber; however, a surplus portion of the liquid remains in the upper chamber even when the container is again inverted. The surplus portion of the liquid never returns to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabrice Moreau, Patrick Pioffet, Pierre Locoge
  • Publication number: 20020070233
    Abstract: A container for holding and dispensing fluids is disclosed, wherein the container has a reservoir having a base so that said reservoir may be positioned in an upright position, an internal partition and a neck portion, having a mouth. The internal partition defines first and second longitudinal interconnected chambers. Additionally, the container has a nozzle having a spout and a drain hole. The nozzle is coupled to the mouth of the neck portion of the reservoir so that the nozzle is in fluid communication with the second longitudinal chamber and the drain hole is in fluid communication with the first longitudinal chamber. Further to the container for holding and dispensing fluids a cap coupled to the mouth of the neck portion of the reservoir is disclosed. This cap encloses the nozzle, and has a pourer located opposite the location of the pour spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventor: Andrew R. Angelos
  • Patent number: 6092695
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing cartridge pump suitable for dispensing reagent in an automatic system includes a compressible metering chamber suspended from a reservoir bag mounted within a rigid housing. Check valves between the reservoir and metering chamber and at a lower end of a metering chamber are formed of flexible membranes having apertures which close against conical projections on rigid disks. The reservoir and metering chamber pivot as a compression member squeezes the metering chamber against a back surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: CytoLogix Corporation
    Inventor: Herbert H. Loeffler
  • Patent number: 5853111
    Abstract: The invention is a tubular two-chamber liquid metering device for leaktlight insertion into a container opening. The metering device consists of a cylindrical wall with a closed base and a cover which is provided with a passage for a pouring duct. The wall has at least one opening in the region of the cover and at least one further opening is located on a peripheral line between the opening and the base. Disposed in the outer cylindrical chamber defined by the wall, the base and the cover is a tubular body which at one end is connected in a leaktight manner to the pouring duct and at its other end maintains a distance from the base. The tubular body has at least one opening on a peripheral line in the region of the connection to the pouring duct. A freely movable body with a circular cross-section is provided in the main metering chamber defined by the inner cylinder between the opening and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Bernhard Bongers, Andreas Flohr, Stefan Meurer, Volker Weiss
  • Patent number: 5556011
    Abstract: A container is provided for dispensing measured amounts of flowable solid material. The container includes a storage chamber, a measuring chamber having a predetermined volume and communicating with the storage chamber to be filled therefrom, and a dispensing chamber for receiving the measured volume of material from the measuring chamber while surplus material is returned to the storage chamber. A second measuring chamber may be provided to reduce the amount of the measured volume prior to dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Inventors: Robert M. Jennings, David A. Jennings
  • Patent number: 5495964
    Abstract: A measuring and dispensing device for granular powder materials as disclosed. The device includes a first element having a holding chamber and a collecting chamber joined by an interconnecting wall having an opening. A second element is located within the first element and has an outer wall which faces an inner wall of the first element for defining a dispensing duct. The second element has a measuring chamber having an open bottom and another opening connected with the first opening of the first element. A lid applied to the upper part of the first element and has an opening communicating with the dispensing duct to allow for the dispensing of product. The first and second elements have wall portions that converge towards the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Assignee: Taplast SRL
    Inventor: Evans Santagiuliana
  • Patent number: 5480071
    Abstract: The invention discloses a measuring and dispensing device for granular or powdered products in which a tubular body is sleevable within the neck of the product container and is closed by a cap having a lid portion. The tubular body has a divider in the form of a diaphragm which defines a measuring chamber which communicates with the interior of the container and a collecting chamber which communicates with the measuring chamber and an outlet duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: Taplast Srl
    Inventor: Evans Santagiuliana
  • Patent number: 5467903
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a measured amount of granular product, such as powdered flavoring for milk, is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a container having an open end and a dispenser secured thereto. The container open end is upwardly oriented when the container is in an upward position and the open end is downwardly oriented when the container is in an inverted position. The dispenser covers the container open end and includes a first chamber, a second chamber and a spout. Product moves from the container to the first chamber when the container is rotated from the upward position to the inverted position. Product moves from the first chamber to the second chamber when the container is subsequently rotated from the inverted position to the upward position. Product moves from the second chamber to exit the dispenser through the spout when the container is subsequently rotated from the upward position to the inverted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: NCM International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald R. Sorensen, Raymond J. Gradecki
  • Patent number: 5407104
    Abstract: A dosing device for liquid is provided which includes an upper element having a predosing chamber and an integral cap; an intermediate element which cooperates with the upper element and which connects to the neck of the container; and a sliding dosing element which receives a preselected dose from the dosing chamber and which discharges the dose through an outlet duct in the upper element. The intermediate element has wing-like portions which project downwardly and guide the slidable dosing element along a path axially of the dosing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Assignee: TAPLAST SRL
    Inventor: Evans Santagiuliana
  • Patent number: 5407105
    Abstract: A measuring and dispensing device for liquids is disclosed. The device includes a first element for holding a measured quantity of liquid to be dispensed; a second element which is slidably coupled to the first element and which has slits for allowing the liquid to flow therethrough; and a third element which includes a first tubular part adapted to be connected to the container and a second tubular part coupled to the first element which defines a central dispensing duct and an annular measuring chamber. The second and third elements are manufactured in a single molded piece and are provided with a flexible element for facilitating or guiding the first element into the second element and for retaining the same therein in slidable relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Assignee: Taplast SRL
    Inventor: Evans Santagiuliana
  • Patent number: 5346105
    Abstract: A dispenser including a dispenser assembly having a dosing cup mounted within the open mouth of a container with a dispensing spout mounted thereabove and, through a flexible membrane, selectively positioned within the cup to receive a measured dose therefrom, and outwardly removed from the cup to receive a free flow of material therethrough from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Frederik J. Onneweer
  • Patent number: 5261575
    Abstract: A dispenser for, in particular, pulverulent or granular materials, have a storage chamber, a portioning chamber and a discharge chamber having a discharge opening. The discharge chamber is separated from the portioning chamber by a partition, in which, by a first tilting over, the material passes into the portioning chamber and from there, on tilting back, passes into the discharge chamber and, on a second tilting over, the portioned material is discharged. The dispenses also includes, as well as with a closure, which in the closed state closes both a through opening from the storage chamber to the portioning chamber, as well as the discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: Effem GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Keller
  • Patent number: 5148953
    Abstract: A device for the apportioned delivery of liquid (3) from a storage container (2) through an outlet tube (20) which enters into the low position, the delivery taking place only upon the second turning over the device. A cup-shaped housing (5) is divided by a partition wall (16) into an upper chamber (I) and a lower discharge chamber (II), the discharge chamber (II) and upper chamber (I) of the housing being connected to each other by a passage hole (17), and a feed opening (33) is formed in the upper chamber (I). An outlet tube (20) debouches above the partition wall (16), and an air passage is formed in the region of the upper chamber (I). In order to obtain a more advantageous development from a manufacturing standpoint while retaining or possibly even increasing the accuracy of dosaging, the outlet tube (20) is attached to the upper chamber (I) and the discharge chamber (II) is attached by detent to the upper chamber (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Assignee: Weener-Plastik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Manfred Fudalla
  • Patent number: 5143261
    Abstract: A container for successively dispensing substantially uniform volumes of a plurality of liquid ingredients such that the liquids are simultaneously dispensed in a desired proportion to form a mixture. The container has a plurality of separate compartments; each compartment being adapted to house a different liquid ingredient. Each compartment has a tubular metering device located therein. The metering device dispenses a previously metered volume and meters a second volume by controlling the venting of air within the compartment each time the container is tilted and uprighted as in a normal dispensing operation. A continuous lip surrounds the dispensing opening of each metering device. The continuous lip prevents a liquid ingredient from entering the dispensing opening of another liquid ingredient compartment and contaminating that compartment. In addition, a flip top cap is attached to the upper end wall. In the closed position the cap seals the dispensing openings of each metering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: James L. Drobish
  • Patent number: 5135138
    Abstract: A container arrangement is disclosed comprising a container having a plurality of partition walls separating the container into three chambers including a filling chamber, a holding chamber and a source chamber. The holding chamber is connected to a container pouring spout for flowable media to flow from the holding chamber to the spout when the container is oriented in a pour position. The filling chamber has entrance openings and exit openings connecting it to the source chamber and holding chamber, respectively. The filling chamber and its openings are disposed for flowable media to flow from the source chamber to the filling chamber when the container is positioned in the pour position and for flowable media to flow from the filling chamber to the holding chamber when the container is disposed in the rest position. The filling chamber ensures that only a metered amount of flowable media can flow to the holding chamber and be available for pouring through the spout thereby prevent overpourage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Jennico, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel D. Call
  • Patent number: 5129561
    Abstract: A metering device for successively dispensing uniform volumes of liquid from a container. The upper portion of the dispensing device is divided into a dispensing passage and a metering chamber by a vertical wall. The lower portion of the dispensing device is undivided forming a collecting chamber, the upper portion of which communicates with both the metering chamber and the dispensing passage. The metering chamber has axially spaced inlet and vent openings connected to the inner area of the liquid container. The metering chamber is partially segregated from the collecting chamber by a baffle protruding from the vertical wall. This baffle insures accurate operation of the dispensing device and reduces its necessary volume and length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: James L. Drobish
  • Patent number: 5029736
    Abstract: A measuring cap is disclosed, which is adapted for mounting on container openings to supply controlled portion of the container contents such as powders and the like therefrom. The measuring cap includes a cup-like body including a primary measuring section for holding a portion of the container contents and a side wall including an inlet, and a secondary cap body including a top wall defining an outlet which communicates with the cup-like body through an outlet passage which is itself defined by a depending wall which separates the outlet passage from the inlet and defines a secondary measuring section adjacent to the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Maruyama, Masatoshi Fujima
  • Patent number: 5011048
    Abstract: A removable cap for dispensing liquids in pre-measured quantities from a liquid-filled container including an elongated tubular member having a bottom end adapted to be fastened to said liquid-filled container and an open top end through which a pre-measured quantity of liquid is discharged, a spout formed internal to and as an integral part of the tubular member with an opening through which liquid may pass from the container and a cover pivotally connected to the tubular member and having a closed position and an open position. The cover includes an extnding member shaped to form a collection chamber when the cover is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Inventor: Alexander D. Mark
  • Patent number: 4782984
    Abstract: This invention teaches a dispensing container (10) whereby a predetermined quantity of powdery or granular materials can be dispensed for each pouring operation. Such container is partitioned into one volume control chamber (27) and one storage chamber (28) by a guard panel (50). Upon tilting of the container, material flows out through a metered dispensing outlet (30) until a swinging control panel (40), induced by gravity, moves downward to completely block any further outflow. The quantity to be dispensed can be changed by adjusting the opening sizes of the outlet. An additional free-flow outlet (35) provides the user an option to use this container either as a measured pourer or as a free pourer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Inventor: Peter T. Su
  • Patent number: 4778102
    Abstract: A folding box with an integrated dispenser and pouring opening for powder products and granulates to provide for uniform dispensing, even during the first dispensing process, and to be made in one piece on erection of the folding box from a flat box blank. The dispenser has a dispensing duct wall which extends over the entire width of the pouring side wall transversely of the pouring opening and which is cut below the height of the pouring opening and displaced parallel into the interior of the box to form a wall of the dispensing chamber. The wall of the dispensing chamber is fixed at the base of the dispensing chamber by means of a pressure tongue secured to the pouring side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Bernhard Bongers, Horst Bertram, Dierk-Ulrich Herrmann, Werner Kuenzel
  • Patent number: 4614285
    Abstract: A device for the dosed dispensing of liquid from a storage container through a delivery tube which comes out of a lower pouring chamber. The dispensing takes place upon the second upside down turning of the container. A cup-shaped housing is divided by a transverse wall into an upper chamber and the lower pouring chamber, the pouring chamber and the upper chamber communicating with each other through a flow hole. The transverse wall is traversed by a feed tube which opens above it. Projecting above this is the delivery tube. An air passage extends through the transverse wall. At least three feed tubes are arranged in symmetrical angular distribution with a respective air passage opening arranged between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: Weener Plastik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Fudalla, Walter Steiner
  • Patent number: 4449651
    Abstract: The tubular dosing mechanism can be inserted into the dispensing opening of a liquid container. It has a dosing channel the outer end of which is closed, and a discharge channel which is axially separated from the dosing channel and is open at the outer end. Both the channels are connected to a collecting area located further inwards than the inner end of the dosing channel. The dosing channel has axially spaced inlet and outlet orifices connected to the inner area of the liquid container. Of these, the outlet orifice is positioned further axially inwards is the issuing-opening into the dosing channel of a channel which extends through the base wall of the collecting area. Modifications are shown especially for use where the liquid is more viscous than water or the liquid container has an easily deformable sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1984
    Assignee: Gottfried Roder Kunststoffwerk
    Inventors: Eberhard Roder, deceased, by Hans-Dieter Borchers, administrator, Wolfgang Dusing
  • Patent number: 4183450
    Abstract: A device for pouring and measuring a volume of fluid from a container threaded to the device includes a liquid storage chamber disposed above the container when upright. An opening in the storage chamber receives fluid from the container when inverted. A vent tube connects the ambient to the container interior. A volume measuring chamber is disposed beneath and connected to the storage chamber via a fluid passage so that fluid in the storage chamber pours into the measuring chamber through the passage when the container is upright. The opening in the storage chamber connected to the container interior has a predetermined spaced relationship above the measuring volume chamber for dumping liquid in excess of the measured volume back into the upright container. A pour chamber receives the measured volume when the container is inverted for preventing the measured volume fluid from returning to the storage chamber through the fluid passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1980
    Assignee: Neil Hugh Downing
    Inventors: Neil H. Downing, Edward M. Brown, Edward J. Towns
  • Patent number: 4170318
    Abstract: A fixed volume discharge device adapted to be mounted to a container, and having a first chamber communicating with the interior of the container and a second chamber communicating with the atmosphere, the first chamber including a narrow opening through which a liquid or a powder stored in the container flows into the first chamber when the container is downwardly inclined, and the second chamber communicating with the first chamber through holes provided in a partition wall between the first and the second chambers below the narrow opening so that the liquid or the powder trapped within the first chamber flow into the second chamber through the holes when the container is returned in its normal attitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Assignee: Noriyoshi Saeki
    Inventors: Noriyoshi Saeki, Kiyoko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 4151934
    Abstract: A fixed volume discharge device adapted to be mounted to a container, and having a first chamber communicating with the interior of the container and a second chamber communicating with the atmosphere, the first chamber and the second chamber communicating with each other through a restricted opening. A liquid or powder stored in the container flows into the first chamber when the container is downwardly inclined, and then flows into the second chamber from the first chamber when the container is returned in its normal attitude. Thus, when the container is again downwardly inclined, the liquid or the powder within the second chamber is discharged while the liquid or the powder in the container flows into the first chamber, thereby a predetermined fixed volume liquid or powder is obtainable through the fixed volume discharge device each time the container is downwardly inclined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Inventor: Noriyoshi Saeki
  • Patent number: 4144989
    Abstract: A granular material dispenser especially adapted for the pouring of granular materials, such as soap powder, powdered milk, coffee, and the like, whereby a pre-determined amount of the material can be dispensed with each tilting and pouring so that an adequate measure of the ingredient necessary can be easily dispensed. The concept of this invention features attaching a receptacle to the package of granular material and by the use of baffles to fill a reservoir when the package is first overturned, setting the reservoir in a pouring position when the package is raised, and then dispensing the predetermined amount of granular material when the package is again overturned and the lid opened. An adjustable baffle may be provided to permit for varied measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Inventor: Walter S. Joy
  • Patent number: 4116371
    Abstract: A metering device includes a fluid receiving chamber disposed above a container when upright, an opening in the receiving chamber for receiving fluid from the container when inverted, a vent tube connecting the ambient to the container interior, and a volume measuring chamber beneath and connected to the receiving chamber via a relatively large fluid passage. The opening has a predetermined spaced relationship above the measuring volume chamber for dumping fluid in excess of the measured volume back into the upright container and a given spaced relationship with respect to the fluid passage. A fluid deflecting shield surrounds the opening which faces away from the fluid flow when the container is uprighted. The shield, the orientation of the opening, and the given spaced relationship are arranged to divert the fluid flowing from the receiving chamber to the fluid passage around the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1978
    Assignee: Neil Hugh Downing
    Inventors: Edward Johnson Towns, Edward Morris Brown
  • Patent number: 4063666
    Abstract: A spout device is connected to a liquid storage container for metering and dispensing a quantity of liquid during each successive inverting of the device and container. The spout device includes a first chamber which is in fluid communication with the stored liquid by way of a volume controlling valve mechanism to receive via gravity a given volume of the liquid determined by the valve mechanism when the container is inverted into a pouring position from an upright initial position. When the container is returned to the upright position the given volume of liquid in the first chamber flows through a connecting dump and vent conduit into a second chamber situated below the first chamber. When the container is once again tipped into the inverted pouring position the liquid in the second chamber pours through a pour spout into a suitable receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1977
    Assignee: Neil Hugh Downing
    Inventors: Neil Hugh Downing, Edward Morris Brown, Edward Johnson Towns
  • Patent number: 4061253
    Abstract: A container for dispensing predetermined quantities of liquid comprises a first or primary container having a bottom portion, sidewall portion and open-ended neck portion. A second container comprising an elongated tubular substantially within the first container depending from the neck portion thereof. A third container disposed completely within the first container is integral with and disposed substantially concentrically around the second container. The third container comprises sidewall, bottom and top portions which together form a fluid sealing enclosure, the top and bottom portions being integral with and supported by the outer surface of the second container. The third container, communicates with the primary container by means of an opening provided in the upper portion to its sidewall portion serving as a liquid inlet. A second tubular member of relatively small diameter connects the bottom portion of the second container with the portion of the third container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1977
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Winston C. Rockefeller