Handle As Spout, Spout Holder Or Guard Patents (Class 222/475)
  • Patent number: 9228874
    Abstract: A measuring cup includes a floor and sidewalls to define an internal volume. The floor is inclined to enable increasing volumes from a lowest point on the floor to the highest point on the floor. A first set of volumetric markings is positioned on the floor for measuring small volumes, and a second set of volumetric markings is positioned on the sidewall for measuring relatively larger volumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph Kent
  • Patent number: 8833617
    Abstract: A fuel container includes sealed vessel having a pivoting spout assembly and fill nozzle assembly and a locking assembly. The container provides storage and dispensing of fuels without a user having to manually remove any caps. The spout assembly pivots closed and automatically seals when not in use. An air vent is built into the locking assembly to allow air to enter the vessel only during filling or dispensing, thereby effectively containing fumes within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. P. Compton, Gene Compton
  • Patent number: 8714409
    Abstract: A dispensing cartridge, particularly for dental impression materials, comprises a locking member for locking a tip to the dispensing cartridge and/or to a container accommodated in the dispensing cartridge. The locking member has a first end and a second end, and is pivotally connectable with the dispensing cartridge at the first end. The second end of the locking member is adapted for releasable locking engagement with the tip. Furthermore, the locking member comprises a first portion that provides a grasping feature for the user for manipulating the dispensing cartridge at the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Dirk Müller-Paul
  • Patent number: 8627986
    Abstract: A device for spraying contents from a pressurized container. The device has an anti-pre-spray mechanism which prevents inadvertent actuation or spray when a new container is loaded into the device. The anti-pre-spray mechanism provides a dead band between a valve assembly in the pressurized container and an actuation mechanism. The dead band may comprise a gap, spring, etc. The actuation mechanism may be activated by the consumer at the point of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Glenn Allen Bradbury, Richard Michael Girardot
  • Patent number: 8201709
    Abstract: A food dispensing assembly includes a front wall attached to a rear wall. The container includes a top edge, a bottom edge and a pair of lateral edges. The lateral edges taper toward the bottom edge and the bottom edge is pointed. A food product is positioned in the container. A gripping sleeve has a frusto-conical shape and includes an open upper edge and an open lower edge. The container extends through the sleeve and the sleeve is positioned between the top and bottom edges. The container is cut along a plane of the lower edge to remove the bottom edge and open the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventors: Hiroshi Namigata, Yasunori Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8074838
    Abstract: The combined water balloon launcher and water discharging device preferably includes a mechanism for discharging water. A water-holding reservoir may be mounted onto a handle section. A first barrel may also be coupled to the handle section. The first barrel may have an inlet port formed at a proximal end thereof in fluid communication with the water-holding reservoir. A guard may be coupled to a first plunger and may be slidably seated about the first and second barrels. The first plunger may displace air from the air holding chamber into the water holding reservoir. The water balloon launching mechanism may include a second barrel and a revolving water balloon-holding drum. The drum may contain isolated chambers in which water balloons are loaded. A second spring member may be anchored to the handle and attached to a second plunger. The second plunger urges the water balloon outwardly from the second barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Shawn Tate
  • Patent number: 7854357
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus having a container, a rotatable dispensing structure or spout assembly and a locking structure or cap. The spout assembly is rotatable between a closed position and an open dispensing position and the locking cap is slideable between a spout assembly restraining position and a release position. The container includes a pair of side grooves, a pair of side ledges and a lateral groove. The locking cap includes a pair of runners for engaging the container side grooves, a pair of rails for engaging the container side ledges and a lateral flange for engaging the container lateral groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: OMS Investments, Inc.
    Inventor: Sheila Hill
  • Patent number: 7278349
    Abstract: A beverage carafe including a main section having a first liquid dispensing system comprising a pouring spout, and a handle connected to the main section for tilting the main section. The beverage carafe can be tilted to pour liquid from the pouring spout. The carafe also includes a second liquid dispensing system extending through the handle from the main section. The second liquid dispensing system is adapted to be actuated to dispense liquid from the main section out of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Applica Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony B. Grant, Larry T. McKinney, Baron C. Brandt, Benjamin J. Beck, Oliver B. McLachlan
  • Patent number: 6851584
    Abstract: A liquid-pourer of molded plastics has a spout-portion (1, 17) with a spigot (7, 18) for insertion into a neck (11, 20) of a bottle (10, 19) for pouring liquid from it. Two complimentary segmental passageways (4, 5) extend lengthwise through the cylindrical spout-portion (1, 17) for discharge of liquid and admission of air to the bottle (10, 19) respectively. An elongate handle-portion (2, 24) extends both upwardly and rearwardly from the spout-portion (1, 17) to overlie the bottle (10, 19) to allow balance in holding it with the air passageway (5) above the pouring passageway (4). A ring (6) on the handle-portion (2) retains the cap of the bottle (10), and the spout-portion (1, 17) is attached to the bottle-neck (11, 20) by a screw-threaded collar (8), or a spring clip (15 FIG. 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Teamstudy Consultants Limited
    Inventor: Matthew Edward Thomas White
  • Patent number: 6805266
    Abstract: A safety device for a liquid-containing vessel for preventing accidental spilling of the liquid contained in the vessel, the liquid having a rest level. The safety device comprises a lid assembly having a lower partition, the partition dividing the vessel into a first lower liquid containing portion and a second upper portion empty from liquid and having a second liquid opening, the lower partition comprising a movable flap and a first liquid opening that is located lower than and below the second liquid opening in an upright position of the vessel, the flap having positive magnetic attraction with the first liquid opening and being configured to seal the first liquid opening against passage of the liquid. In an upright position of the vessel, the entire safety device is located higher than and above the rest level of the liquid and the flap is normally open with respect to the first liquid opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Inventors: Av Doron, Shlomo Shaine
  • Patent number: 6631744
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a container includes a dispensing opening, a closure and a plurality of walls. At least one of the walls includes a non-uniform surface structured so that the dispensing closure can be disposed on the surface when the container is in its dispensing position. In another preferred embodiment, the top wall of the container includes a vent, a vent cap forming a closure for the vent, a handle, a pouring aperture and a pouring closure covering the pouring aperture. The top surfaces of the vent cap, the handle and the pouring closure are generally parallel, and the heights of the top surfaces of the vent cap and the pouring closure are within an inch of the height of the top surface of the handle. In another preferred embodiment, the top wall of the container includes a handle extending from a handle base within the top wall. A pouring aperture is surrounded by a pouring aperture base which also extends from the top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Douglas Gerhart, Harry Hamilton Haubert, III, Robert Charles Blanc, Edward John Giblin
  • Patent number: 6561390
    Abstract: A coffee carafe with a hidden handle support. The handle support is an annular band that extends around a rim of a glass jar for the coffee carafe. An annular collar fits over the annular band, hiding the handle support from view. The annular collar includes a pour spout and an annular flange that extends against an inside surface of the rim of the glass jar. A silicon adhesive or other suitable bonding agent is used to hold the annular collar in place. The use of the annular collar provides strong support for the handle. In addition, because the bonding agent that holds the annular flange in position against the glass jar does not have to support the handle, materials other than acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plastic may be used for the annular collar and the handle. For example, polypropylene may be used as the material for these two components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: C. Laron Boyte, Donald R. Ivy, Mahmoud F. Ismail
  • Patent number: 6457596
    Abstract: An ergodynamic bottle top (10) has a push button bottle top post (14A) having a push button bottle top doughnut (14B). The push button bottle top doughnut (14B) is slidably positioned therearound. The ergodynamic bottle top (10) further has a handle (12) having a left handle (12L) which is securely attached to a right handle (12R) by a center handle (12C). The center handle (12C) has a center handle opening (12CA) therethrough. The center handle (12C) is securely attached to the push button bottle top doughnut (14B). The center handle opening (12CA) comprises a similar or greater diameter than a diameter of the push button bottle top post (14A). The center handle opening (12CA) could comprise a smaller diameter than a diameter of the push button bottle top post (14A) functioning to increase pressure to an eminating stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: Steve Verseman
  • Patent number: 6431406
    Abstract: A collapsible container is disclosed having a top portion and base portion joined by a midsection of undulating walls of accordion style which allows for the axial compression and expansion of the container. A U-shaped handle is also disclosed which provides for grasping of the container, provides axial stability when the container is in its fully expanded form, secures the container in its fully collapsed form, and protects the container's closure mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Inventor: Nicolas Roger Pruett
  • Patent number: 6105831
    Abstract: A pitcher-style reusable bottle holder having a spout with internal lower thread flanges for attachment to the thread-flanged top of a bottle, external upper thread flanges for attachment of the original bottle cap, and a strategically designed handle which turns the bottle as a whole into a pitcher. The threads are in the form of flanges defining interrupted threads to reduce the surface area bearing on the mating thread flanges, thereby reducing the friction between the mating thread flanges and the torque needed to attach the handle to the bottle. There are spaces or gaps formed in the thread flanges for the controlled release of carbon dioxide gas when the original cap of the bottle is unscrewed from the bottle, and for the introduction of air from the atmosphere into the interior of the bottle when the bottle holder is applied and used for pouring liquid from the bottle. An open grasping portion depends outwardly and downwardly from the spout. The pouring spout may be oriented horizontally or vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventor: Gedaliahu Finezilber
  • Patent number: 6012616
    Abstract: A bottle assembly for use in the convenient storage and dispensing of beverages of the character used in restaurants and bars to make mixed drinks. The bottle assembly is compact, easy to use, and permits the smooth dispensing of the beverage contained within the container portion of the assembly in a rapid and efficient manner. Additionally, the bottle assembly embodies a unique handle design for gripping by the user which enables beverages to be poured from the container in an ergonomically sound manner so that undue stresses on the hand and wrist of the user are substantially avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Inventor: Scott Alberts
  • Patent number: 5968618
    Abstract: A thermal coffee carafe for maintaining the thermal energy of a fluid contained within the carafe. The carafe has a heat resistant outer shell capable of resting on a conventional coffee maker appliance's heat generation surface without any deformation. The outer shell is of a shape similar to the appliance's factory supplied carafe so that the carafe of this invention may fit on the heat generation surface of the appliance in place of the factory supplied carafe. The carafe also has an interior globe which only comes in contact with the outer shell at a top opening. The interior globe is the portion of the carafe that holds warm liquids such as coffee. The cavity between the outer shell and the interior globe provides insulation to the contained liquids. The cavity is evacuated to a lower pressure than atmospheric or contains an insulator such as an aerogel or partially contains an insulator and is evacuated adjacent to the insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Inventor: Blair J. Miller
  • Patent number: 5924608
    Abstract: An oil container having a container body with a spout through which oil is poured, and a discharge tube detachably fastened to the spout for guiding oil out of the spout, the spout having an inner thread and an outer thread, the discharge tube having a tube body and a connector at one end of the tube body for securing the tube body to the spout, the connector having a collar, a first outer thread and a second outer thread separated by the collar, the tube body of the discharge tube being retained inside the container body when the first outer thread of the connector is threaded into the inner thread on the spout, the tube body of the discharge tube being retained outside the container body when the second outer thread of the connector is threaded into the inner thread on the spout, the container body having a tubular handle integral with an outside wall thereof for receiving the discharge tube when the discharge tube is disconnected from the spout, the tubular handle having an inner thread at one end for enga
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Inventor: Chun Ta Chiu
  • Patent number: 5850949
    Abstract: Container apparatus includes a container for a liquid and a hose or conduit connected to the bottom of the container through which liquid flows outwardly. The hose or conduit extends upwardly along the side of the container for storage purposes and is moved outwardly and downwardly to allow liquid to flow from the container through the hose or conduit. Different embodiments are illustrated, with the upper or discharge end of a hose or conduit secured to a breather spout for storage purposes and removed therefrom for draining the liquid from the container. The container apparatus includes a handle, and the handle includes a slot which receives the hose for storage purposes. The handle accordingly is disposed adjacent to the breather spout. Shutoff elements or valves are disclosed in two embodiments which serve as a double security for preventing the draining of the liquid inadvertently. The valve elements must be rotated away from their storage position in order to allow liquid to flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Inventors: Claus E. Koerbel, Carl E. Walker
  • Patent number: 5513780
    Abstract: A pressure insertable unitary nozzle and handle combination for interlocking insertion into a pair of spaced openings in the top of a container. Each opening is provided with an inwardly directed annular flange for securing the unitary nozzle and handle to the container. Accordingly, the unitary nozzle and handle is adapted to snap tightly over the spaced openings so as to provide a fluid-tight seal at these contact regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Van Blarcom Closures, Inc.
    Inventor: Caetano Buono
  • Patent number: 5397036
    Abstract: The vessel has a cup shaped portion having a spout extending essentially horizontally from the lip of the cup shaped portion with the vessel upright. The spout is long enough to serve as a handle used for filling the vessel by dipping the vessel into the material or liquid to be measured and dispensed. One part of the cup portion is stepped such that each step indicates a specific fraction of the vessel's full working content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Inventor: Manfred Maiwald
  • Patent number: 5237720
    Abstract: A liquid extraction surface cleaning apparatus having a cleaning solution tank and a recovery tank held in a floor-supported carriage with the tanks having sidewalls extending above the carriage. A housing which contains a suction fan, a suction chamber, a suction inlet connecting with the chamber and a water and air separator sits on top of the tanks with the suction chamber over the recovery tank. The housing is latched to the carriage capturing the tanks. A cleaning solution dispensing means extracts cleaning solution from the solution tank. Each tank has a pivotally connected handle and the cleaning solution tank has a chemical dispensing tray integral to its handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1993
    Assignee: Bissell Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Blase, Giovanni Pino, Kenneth E. Gibbs, Douglas C. Finn
  • Patent number: 5161266
    Abstract: A portable shower to be used by a human being comprising a tank from which extends a vertically rising conduit assembly which terminates in a shower head. A manually operated air pressure pump is to be connected to the tank and is to function to pressurize the tank and cause water from the tank to flow through the vertically rising conduit assembly and be dispensed through the shower head into the ambient. Water from the tank is conducted through a water supply conduit into the vertically rising conduit assembly. This water supply conduit is mounted exteriorly of the tank and functions as a handle to be usable when transporting of the tank when it is not being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Inventor: Gerald R. Hildebrand
  • Patent number: 5108387
    Abstract: A collapsible container of a synthetic resin foil for receiving liquid substances, especially dialysis concentrates and having a filling fitting, a discharge fitting and at least one grip in which one or both of the fittings can be integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: Cubidor Bernd Schenk KG
    Inventors: Guenter Falk, Matthias Wesseler, Manfred Rycyk, Bernd Schenk
  • Patent number: 5104010
    Abstract: A container pouring apparatus is provided, wherein a container support member includes an oval conical portion mounted to an upper cylindrical portion receiving a container therewithin, with an air supply mounted within the upper cylindrical portion directed through the lower conical portion adjacent a fixedly mounted handle to direct air into a container to equalize pressure within the container for fluid flow therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Inventors: Paul J. Codorniz, MaryJane Codorniz
  • Patent number: 5022567
    Abstract: A funnel of generally U-shaped cross section is provided for use with a container to form an integrated funnel/container package wherein the funnel is designed to fit inside the opening of the container. The funnel and container may be provided with mating fastening means and the funnel may have funnel alignment means for alignment of the funnel on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Inventor: John S. Frazer
  • Patent number: 4964536
    Abstract: A carton holding and pouring device for a carton having a pair of side panels and a pair of end panels with an upper part of each end panel folded under an upper part of both side panels to provide recess at each end of a sealed top of the carton which includes a rectangular frame having a pair of side walls and a pair of end walls dimensioned to slidably receive the side panels and end panels of the carton with each of the end walls of the frame including a clamp plate biased toward the other end wall and adapted for engagement with one of the end panels of the carton in the recesses at each end of the sealed top of the carton. A pouring spout is provided on one of the side walls of the frame and is adapted to puncture an upper part of one of the side panels of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Inventor: Gerardus B. A. Vestering
  • Patent number: 4932544
    Abstract: A bottle holder comprises a handle manually graspable by a user, a cap remover carried by the handle for receiving, gripping and removing the cap of the bottle, an attachment member fixed to the handle, open at one end, and having internal threads at the opposite end for threading onto the external threads of the bottle neck, a closure pivotally mounted to the attachment member either to a closed position closing its open end or to an open position, and an operator carried by the handle and mechanically coupled to the closure to enable the operator, when operated by the user, to move the closure to either its open position or to its closed position with respect to the open end of the attachment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Inventor: Gdalia Glazer
  • Patent number: 4893732
    Abstract: This is an exact volume dispensing container which comprises a primary storage container for storing liquid and a measuring head having a pour-out spout disposed above the primary storage container, a neck disposed between the primary storage container and the measuring head wherein a modified pour-spout is formed by a barrier molded into one side of the storage container and a drainback hole is interposed through the barrier. When the level of liquid in the measuring head exceeds a preselected amount, the excess liquid pours back into the storage container through the drainback hole, leaving the exact amount of liquid to be dispensed from the measuring head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Assignee: Container Mfg. Inc.
    Inventor: J. T. Jennings
  • Patent number: 4856596
    Abstract: A pressurized container is utilized to store a fire extinguishing agent under pressure and incorporates a valve. A valve actuator, for actuating the valve to permit flow of the fire extinguishing agent from the container, includes a pair of substantially U-shaped levers opening towards each other. A first one of the levers pivots towards a second one of the levers and carries a latching member in the form of a U-shaped wire pivoted on said first member and coacting with an end of the second one of the levers to latch the levers in valve actuated condition. Flow of the fire extinguishing agent is directed through a hose fixedly attached to the outlet of the valve and a nozzle with an adjustable pattern attached to an end of the hose opposite the outlet of the valve thus enabling the user to spray the fire. Alternatively, a bayonet type nozzle may be attached to the end of the hose, allowing a wall to be punctured or pierced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Inventor: John Hamernik
  • Patent number: 4842158
    Abstract: A container handle attachment designed for use with disposable two and three liter plastic beverage containers, has a threaded spout with an integrally formed handle. A strap adapted to be received around the container is received through a slot in an end portion of the handle. The strap is provided with a buckle type fastener for securement around the disposable container. The threaded spout is provided with a pivotal closure seal which is spring biased to a closed position. In a second embodiment, an elongated handle mounting bar is formed integrally with the threaded spout and is adapted to extend along the length of the disposable container. A pair of VELCRO fastening strips are received through spaced slots in the handle mounting bar. The VELCRO straps are adapted to be secured around the disposable container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Inventor: Ruben Reyes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4832215
    Abstract: A dispensing bottle for thick fluid, such as ketchup, in which the dispensing hole and cap are located in an enlarged, body portion of the bottle, near the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Inventor: Kenneth T. LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 4832231
    Abstract: A dispenser of the coffee pot type for dispensing alternatively one or another beverage, such as coffee and decaffeinated coffee, includes a combined handle and lid unit and a two-compartment container. The dispensed liquid is manually selected by pushing on a trigger or stud positioned at the handle-allowing one-hand selection of the liquid to be dispensed from either of two compartments out of a spout in the lid. The selection is made by means of a unitary lid-handle-valve and valve actuator assembly in which all of the elements are in horizontal alignment with the pouring spout. One embodiment uses two valve units in which one valve unit is used for one compartment of the container and the other valve unit is used for another compartment of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Inventor: Robert E. Kolody
  • Patent number: 4821453
    Abstract: A plant protecting and growth enhancing device is disclosed for use in providing an environment immediately surrounding a plant to protect the plant from atmospheric changes during its early life of growing. The plant protector is a rigid, conical, transparent device that is adapted to contain a fluid that may absorb thermal energy from an outside source and may release that absorbed thermal energy at another time. The device is adapted to be placed over a seedling plant as the plant is planted and is capable of protecting the plant from frost or other possible detremental conditions until the plant has a chance to become established. The fluid within the device may be drained onto the plant when the device is no longer needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Inventor: James B. Morehead
  • Patent number: 4811870
    Abstract: A low profile, liquid container, preferably of molded plastic construction, has rotatably mounted on it a dispensing spout which can be rotated between a pouring position and a stowed position overlying a carrying handle for the container. The rotatable spout is provided with outwardly projecting ribs which are alternately engageable with projections formed on the container to lock the spout in either the pouring or the stowed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1989
    Assignee: The Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew S. Bianco
  • Patent number: 4784260
    Abstract: An article carrier is specifically designed for carrying motor oil containers, the article carrier provided with loops which are releasably secured to the upper ends of the containers, webbing which interconnects the loops, and an elongated, generally tubular nozzle or spout extends intermediately between the containers and the loops to serve as a handle portion for the carrier; and the nozzle can be separated from the carrier and attached to the container for the purpose of pouring the contents of the container through a fill opening in the engine of the car. Modified forms of article carriers are included for supporting different numbers and types of containers as well as other accessories, such as, an oil filter as a part of an oil change kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Inventor: Clair D. Holben
  • Patent number: 4765514
    Abstract: A container is provided for storing and dispensing substances, especially fluids. The container is constructed with a lower chamber. A pair of elongated undulating channels extending upwardly and inwardly from the lower chamber merge at a throat section of the container having concave outer surfaces and define between them a hollow annulus at about the center of gravity of the container. The throat section merges with an upper chamber of the container. The upper chamber has a pair of oppositely-situated shoulder sections, each of which has an outer convex surface. The convex surfaces of the shoulder sections merge at a common upper plane of the container, where a neck opening and cap are provided. The elongated channels provide handles for grasping the containers at about its center of gravity and divide the flow from the lower chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Inventor: Albert I. Berglund
  • Patent number: 4750644
    Abstract: A dispenser of the coffee pot type for dispensing alternatively one or another beverage, such as coffee and decaffeinated coffee, includes a combined handle and lid unit and a two-compartment container. The dispensed liquid is manually selected by pushing on a trigger or stud positioned at the handle - allowing one-hand selection of the liquid to be dispensed from either of two compartments out of a spout in the lid. The selection is made by means of a unitary lid-handle-valve and valve actuator assembly in which all of the elements are in horizontal alignment with the pouring spout. A further embodiment uses two valve units for the same end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Inventor: Robert E. Kolody
  • Patent number: 4684038
    Abstract: Device for tapping containers filled with liquid, in particular, tin cans filled with beer, with a mounting for fixing the device relative to the container, with a tubular piercing member sharpened at the front which penetrates the wall of the container, with a tap arranged on the tubular piercing member, and with a sealing collar enclosing the tubular piercing member and abutting against the container wall. The tubular piercing member is immovably connected to the mounting, and, when the latter is positioned on the container, penetrates the container wall. The sealing collar protrudes beyond the cutting rim of the tubular piercing member so that when the device is fixed on the container, the sealing collar abuts against it sealingly before the tubular piercing member penetrates the container wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Assignee: Gebruder Mogler GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Herr K. Gaul, Herr J. Mogler, Herr H. Wiedmann
  • Patent number: 4664301
    Abstract: This accessory is for releasable attachment to the top rim or bead of a container such as a metal or plastic can or similar container made out of combinations of materials. It comprises an attachment portion which supports two upstanding bracket members between which a spout is disposed. One end of the spout is arranged in an aperture in one of the bracket members and has a ridge formed thereon for enabling it to be snapped into the opening of the container when the cap or lid is removed. The end of the spout is releasably held in an aperture in the other bracket member until it is desired to use the accessory. Then, the other end of the spout is disengaged from its associated bracket member, and the first-mentioned end thereof is snapped into the container opening from which the cap or lid has been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: Nationwide Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Earl E. Hoyt
  • Patent number: 4650100
    Abstract: A disposable packaging and dispensing container preferably formed from a plastic or like moldable material having a hollow interior portion for the storage of liquid material wherein the interior is defined by boundary walls including a base, front, rear, and opposite side walls and an integrally formed top covering panel as well as a gripping handle defining the top end of the container for lifting and handling thereof. The container is preferably formed from an integral, one-piece molded construction so as to be readily disposable after use. A dispensing spout is removably retained within a storage channel integrally formed in recessed relation about the exterior peripheral surface of the container in a non-obstructing location wherein the length of the spout is sufficient to allow dispensing of the liquid material from the interior of the container without tilting or angular orientation of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Inventor: Julio Echazabal, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4645099
    Abstract: A safety container having two openings, one having a pouring spout attached thereto, the second having a filler tube attached thereto with a spring-biased safety cap thereon, a rigid carrying handle mounted between the pouring spout and the filler tube, and means extending below the carrying handle for opening the pouring spout and simultaneously lifting the spring-biased safety cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Eagle Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: John G. Gillispie, Donald J. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 4446994
    Abstract: A disposable, plastic container for the dispensing of liquids, which container comprises: an elongated, flexible collapsible nozzle; a removable top handle having an open area; and a raised sealing nipple on the top exterior surface of the container, whereby, on opening of the container by removal of the handle, the container is resealed by bending the nozzle to form a seal, along a line of collapse of the nozzle the bent nozzle retained in a sealing position by the handle placed about the base of the nozzle, and the outlet of the nozzle placed in a sealing engagement with the sealing nipple on the container to provide a dual seal for the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1984
    Inventor: Wallace E. Smith
  • Patent number: 4392594
    Abstract: A watering can having a multiplicity of fluid dispensing means including a spout and a remote flexible conduit which, when not in use, is fixedly stored in appropriately recessed areas of the handle and cover of the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1983
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Swett, Ann A. Arnold
  • Patent number: 4298038
    Abstract: Technique and apparatus for measuring liquids and granular material comprises a combination including a measuring vessel attached adjacent to the top and communicating with the primary container through the modifying pour spout of the latter. The measuring vessel includes an outwardly directed dispensing mouth having a removable closure, and a second upwardly directed opening vertically aligned with the pour spout of the primary vessel. In a preferred embodiment, the modifying pour spout of the primary container serves as a handle for the combination. After the primary container is filled through a tube extended through the second opening of the measuring vessel, this opening is either sealed, or a manually-operable valve is interposed into the opening. The manually-operable valve may alternatively take the form of a flap valve, or a piston valve, either of which operates to open and close communication through the modifying pour spout between the measuring vessel and the primary container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1981
    Inventor: J. Thomas Jennings
  • Patent number: 4269332
    Abstract: A hollow rectangular shaped container having side walls, and smaller end walls, and having a bottom, and a top wherein said top of container has two threaded openings whereby a flexible tube that is threaded on both ends will serve as a closure to seal container, and also serve as a handle, and also serve as a nozzle, and also as a drinking tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Inventor: John L. Conn
  • Patent number: 4244477
    Abstract: A container for a potable liquid in the form of an elongated cylinder having a screw cap with two holes secured to the top of the cylinder. The cylinder is double walled and includes an insulating material disposed between the two walls. A drinking straw passes from the liquid through one of the holes, forms a loop outside the container, and the outer end of the straw is insertable into the second hole. An annular sealing ring is provided in each hole so that the straw fits snugly in the two holes in a manner such that the loop can serve as a handle for carrying the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Inventor: Jerry E. Seel
  • Patent number: 4171075
    Abstract: A container for dispensing predetermined quantities of fluid comprising a closed end body adapted to contain a supply of fluid with a side wall opening adjacent the top of the body when the container is upright and a hollow combined metering and handle member fixed at one end to the body at the side opening and extending outwardly and downwardly with respect to the body and then upwardly to terminate in a dispensing opening disposed above the level of the body side opening when the container is upright, so that when the container is tilted in one direction from upright position to dispose the body side opening at the underside of the body fluid is displaced from the body to provide a predetermined quantity of fluid in the hollow member and when the container is tilted in the opposite direction from the upright position to dispose the body side opening at the upper side of the container body and the dispensing opening below horizontal all of the fluid will be dispensed from the hollow member while no fluid wil
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1979
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: William J. Gangwisch
  • Patent number: 4125207
    Abstract: A servicing kit for chain saws comprising nested compartments which collectively have an external symmetry with respect to the longitudinal bisector of the structure, said compartments having interior walls, one of which projects into the interior wall of the other to an extent such that the ratio of the volumes of the compartments to each other is approximately two-to-one, a compartment included between the interior walls constituted by a diagonal depression in one of the walls which terminates short of the bottom and is open at the top and a carrying handle at the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1978
    Assignee: Frederick T. Ernst
    Inventors: Frederick T. Ernst, Frank Klay
  • Patent number: 4094449
    Abstract: A one-piece handle structure for use in carrying a decanter having a lower bowl portion and an upper neck portion. The handle structure includes a collar portion embracing the neck of the decanter and a protective band embracing the bowl of the decanter. The handle is longitudinally split. The collar and band comprise C-shaped elements having their opposite ends connected to the opposite split portions of the handle at the top and bottom thereof, respectively. The front portion of the collar is continuous and underlies the pouring spout of the neck to protect the spout in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1978
    Assignee: Cory Food Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman H. Schlegel, Harvey R. Karlen