US 1892992 A
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Jan. 3, 1933. J. J. MORAN ET AL 1,892,992
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ATTO R N EV Patented Jan. 3, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE JOHN J. MORAN AND JOHN W. QUICK, OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA DISPENSING DEVICE Application filed Kay 9, 1932. Serial NO. 610,202.
This invention relates to dispensing devices, and its general object is to proylde a device of that character, that is primarlly designed for dispensing granular and powdered materials in uniform, accurate quantities or doses, on each dispensing stroke, with the result that the device can be used by a novice, without fear of over or under estimating the quantity desired or necessary.
w A further object of the inventlon is to provide a dispensing device that is adapted to detachably receive bottles or containers of products now in general commercial use 1n a manner whereby the bottle or container s disposed in an inverted or up side down position so that the contents thereof is fed to the dispensing device by the act1on of gravity and the dispensing device is movable on supporting means so as to be tllted to allow a container or bottle to be attached thereto, in an easy and expeditious manner without fear of wasting any of the contents thereof.
Another object of the invention 1s to provide a dispensing device that is s mple in construction, easy to use, inexpensive to manufacture and extremely eflicient in operation and service.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several "parts to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended claims.-
In describing our invention in detall, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of our dispensing device with parts in section and in elevation.
Figure 2 is a side view of the device with parts in section and in elevation, and illustrates the application of a bottle thereto, the neck of the latter being shown in dotted lines.
Figure 3'is a top plan view of the casing of the device. 1
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken approximately on line H of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 5-5 of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 6 is a detail view of the measuring valve member.
Figure 7 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view of the casing.
Figure 8 is a perspective view of the closer 80 cap for the casing.
Referring to the drawings in detail, the reference numeral 1 indicates the base of our device which may be formed from any well known material and in any desired shape, but is preferably of elongated formation as shown in Figure 1. Secured to the base and rising from adjacent one end thereof is a pedestal 2 that has secured to the upper end thereof an upright 3 which is inclined for a portion of its length from its connection with the pedestal 2, and then extends into a vertical portion 4. Formed with the upper end of the vertical portion 4 is a pair of spaced parallel apertured ears 5 which have pivot- 7 all secured between the same a lug 8 which is ormed with the casing 9 of our device and the lug 8 has formed therewith a tongue 10 which is engageable with the vertical portion 4 to limit the swinging movement of the casing which is swung on its pivot for a purpose which will be later described.
The casing in the form as shown is cylindrical in formation and has formed therein a partition 11 that extends downwardly from adjacent the upper end of the casing at an inclination, and it will be noted that the partition is substantially conical shape, but has arranged therein an outlet opening or passageway 12. The upper end of the casing 9 is provided with a flange 13 which forms a shoulder for the purpose of accommodating the neck of a bottle or container A that may contain a product now in general commercial use. The neck is provided with tongues adapted to be passed through spaces between tongues 14: that are formed with the flange 13, and thence disposed below the tongues 14; for contacting engagement therewith to detachably secure the bottle or container to the 100 casing in an inverted or up side down position as shown inFigure 2, so that the contents of the bottle or container will be directed to the dispenser by the action of gravit? It will now be apparent that when app ying a bottleor container to the casing, the casing is tilted on its pivot so that the inlet end of the casing can be arranged at a downward angle, with the result that the bottle or container does not have to be inverted while being secured to the casing-therefore fear of wasting the contents during the application is eliminated. Of course a suitable gasket can be disposed between the shoulder and the bottle neck in order to provide a substantially air-ti ht connection.
The lower en of the partition has formed therein a bore for the purpose of accommodating the upper end of a shaft that is' mounted for rotation therein, and this shaft extends through a measuring valve member 16 which is secured to theshaft for rotation 1 therewith through the instrumentality of a pin 17. The measuring valve member includes a air of opposed vanes 18 and these vanes in the form as shown are rovided with curved outer walls which snug y engage the wall of the casing, and they also include converging side walls which have their inner ends merging into the sleeve 19 of the valve member as best shown in Figure 6. The sleeve receives the shaft as shown in Figure 2. The space between the vanes receive a quantity of the material from the bottle or container tion as shown in Figure 1.
The lower end of the casing is provided -with opposed bayonet slots 20 which are adapted to receive lugs 21 that extend inwardly from diametrically opposite sides of a closure cap 22 which is provided with a serrated exterior surface to facilitate the placing and removal of the cap with respect to the lower end of the casin and the cap is provided with a notch 23 or the purpose of receiving the tongue of a pivoted latch lever 24, the latter being spring pressed by a coil spring 25 to normally hold the tongue of the lever 24 in the notch as shown in Figure 2. The latch lever is pivotally secured to the upright 3 at the juncture of the inclined portion with the vertical portion and by this construction, it will be apparent that the casing is held in a true vertical plane and in fixed position with respect to the supporting means which includes the upright and pedestal. The cap is provided with a centrally disposed bore from which extends acollar 26 and mounted for rotation in the collar 26 is the lower end of the shaft 15, that has secured thereto a handle 27 for the purpose of rotating the measuring valve member through the medium of the shaft and in order to limit the rotation, the cap is likewise provided with depending lugs 28 that are arranged in the ath of the handle or lever 27 which is ormed with a flat free end to provide a finger grippin surface. The closure cap has arranged t erein an outlet 0 which is of the same shape and size as the spaces between the vanes of the measuring valve member, and these spaces are arranged to register with the outlet opening upon eachstroke of the valve member. 7
Due to the fact that the upright 3 is inclined for a portion of its length and the casing 9 is secured to the upper end of the vertical portion of said u r1 ht, the casing will be disposed to overlie t e see, a considerable distance beyond the edestal 2 so as to allow ample space for a rinking glass which is adapted to be disposed below the casing as clearly shown in Flgures 1 and 2 of the drawings, whereby material can be from the device into the glass.
From the above description and disclosure of the drawings it will be obvious that we have provided a dispensing device that is primarily designed for dispensing granular and powdered materials from bottles or contam- 1 ers that are detachably associated with the device and upon each stroke of the lever 27, a uniform and accurate quantity of material is passed through the outlet opening 29 to be received in a drinking glass or the llke.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of our invention will be readily apparent.
We desire it to be understood that we may make changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.
What we claim is.
1. A dispensing device comprising a base, an upright having connection with said base, a casing pivotally secured to said upright, means for latching the casing in normal position against pivotal movement, means for deta'chably securing a container to said casing, a partition arranged in said casing and being provided with a passageway, a closure cap for the bottom of said casing and having an outlet, means for detachably securing said closure cap to the casing, a measuring valve member mounted for reciprocation on said closure cap and being provided with material receiving spaces disposed to be alternately arranged in registration with the passageway, and means for reciprocating said measuring valve member for alternately arran ing the spaces in registratiornwith the outlet subsequent to the arrangement of the spaces with the passageway.
2. A dispensing device comprising a base, a pedestal rising from said base adjacent one end thereof, an upright secured to said estal, a casing pivotally secured to said upright, a tongue included in the ivot means to limit the pivotal movement 0 the casing,
means for detachably securing a container to the casing, a partition arranged in said casing and disposed at a downward inclination, said partition being provided with a passageway, a measuring valve member including a sleeve, a closure cap for the bottom of said container and being provided with an outlet, a shaft extending through the closure cap and sleeve and secured to the measuring valve member, said shaft being mounted for movement in the partition, a lever secured to the shaft for reciprocating the measuring valve member, vanes included in the measuring valve member and providing spaces adapted to alternately register with the passageway and outlet.
3. A dispensing device comprising a base adapted to receive a drinking glass, upright means connected with said base, a casing pivotally secured to said upright means, means for limiting the pivotal movement of said casing, means for holding the casing against movement, means for detachably securing a container to said casing, a closure cap detachably secured to the bottom of said casing and being provided with an outlet, a measuring valve member mounted for reciprocation on said closure cap and including opposed vanes providing material receiving spaces, means for directing material from the container to the spaces and means for reciprocating said measuring valve member for alternatel arranging the spaces in registration wlth the outlet.
4. A dispensing device comprising a base, upright means connected with said base, a caslng pivotally secured to said upright means, means to limit the pivotal movement of saldcasing, means to secure the casing aga nst movement, means for detachably securing a container to said casing, a closure cap for the bottom of said casing and being provided with an outlet, said casing havin bayonet slots arranged therein, lugs forme w th the closure cap and adapted to be recelved in the bayonet slots for detachably securing the cap to the casin a measuring valve member arranged in t e casing and provlded with material receiving spaces dlsposed for receiving material from the contamer and means for reciprocating said measuring valve member for alternately arranging the spaces above the outlet. In testimony whereof we afiix our signatures.
JOHN J. MORAN. JOHN W. QUICK.