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Publication numberUS2054094 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 15, 1936
Filing dateMay 21, 1934
Priority dateOct 31, 1929
Publication numberUS 2054094 A, US 2054094A, US-A-2054094, US2054094 A, US2054094A
InventorsMurch John H
Original AssigneeAmerican Can Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Sept. 15, 1936. J H, MURCH 2,054,094

CONTAINER Original Filed Oct. 31, 1929 Patented Sept. 15, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CONTAINER John H. March, East Orange, N. 3., assignor to American Can Company, New York, N. Y., a corporation of New Jersey Original application October 31, 1929, Serial No. 403,887. Divided and this application May 21, 1934, Serial No. 726,857

4 Claims. (Cl. 220-44) This invention relates in general to the art of then outwardly to form hollow top and bottom packing food and other products in containers beads or rounded edges l2 and i3. and more specifically to the provision of a con The ends it and 15 are alike in construction tainer of improved construction. This is a diviand dimension and only one of them need be 5 sion of my application Serial No. 403,887, filed. described. Each end closure consists of a drawn 5 October 31, 1929, on Container and method of shell having a sunken oircular panel !6, a short processing its contents. vertical wall 57 terminating in a rounded edge 01 An important object of the invention is the shoulder it, and a depending annular flange or provision of a sheet metal container having end skirt i9 terminating in an edge 20. The skirt l0 closures which, while confining contents of a 59, about midway between the shoulder I8 and the 30 solid nature within the container, permit free edge 20, has a series of holes 2 5, preferably of circirculation of steam or other processing fluid cular formation, punched out of its material. through the container from one end to the other, These perforations or apertures 2! are spaced thereby effecting speedy, uniform, and thorough away from the edge 20 a sufficient distance to processing and sterilization of the contents. leave a substantial annular imperforate sealing 35 Another important object of the invention is area or band 22, which may be die sized in the the provision of a sheet metal container with drawing of the end to fit tightly around either metal ends of the friction or slip cover type hav: the upper or lower end of the body 9 i, and to ading circulation holes in a part thereof, preferably here thereto with sumcient tightness to partially in the flange of each cover, which permit the seal the container to confine the contents until partial closing of the ends to retain the contents, the latter have been thoroughly processed. while at the same time allowing free circula- In practice, containers of the preferred type tion of a processing fluid which enters through illustrated are filled with a solid, or substanthe circulation holes of one end and escapes tially solid, product after one of the ends, say through the circulation holes of the other, said the bottom end it, has been partially assembled 25 ends being also adapted to be hermetically sealed to the lower end of the body I l. The top end M to the container by simple pressure mechanism is then partially assembled in like manner. The after the processing has been completed. contents which are thus confined in the body ll Numerous other objects and advantages of the between the two end closures are now ready to be invention will be apparent as it is better underprocessed. 3o stood from the following description, which, taken For this purpose the containers may be placed in connection with the accompanying drawing, in a steam retort or the like apparatus and steam discloses a preferred embodiment thereof. or other processing fluid may be circulated Referring to the drawing: through the contents by entering the perforations Figure 1 is a perspective view of one type of in the top closure, passing down through the prod- 35 container to which my invention is applicable, not in the container and emerging from the botshowing the metal ends with circulation holes in tom closure through its perforations. In this separated alignment with the container body; manner processing or sterilizing heat treatments Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1, showing the may be quickly and effectively applied to all parts metal ends completely sealed to the container of the container contents. 40 body; Such a container readily lends itself to a simple Fig. 3 is an enlarged cross section of part of a closing p at n after processing or t ri i container body and the end closure partially apwhich Operation y be p o ed in the replied to the same; and tort if desired. To hermetically close the con- Fig 4 is a View similar to Fig 3 showing the tainer it is only necessary to press each end mem- 45 end closure in fun Sealing engagement with the her further on the body. This action positions the perforations adjacent the body wall as shown in container body with the circulation holes sealed Fig. 4 and cuts ofi co unication with the up by the container body wall. tenor of the containerm n To illustrate a preferred embodiment of my To insure a perfect hermetic seal bet invention I have shown my improved end closure body H and the closures and H a 2:11:62: 50

applied to a well known type of sheet metal consealing compound may be interposed between tainer, preferably the distributable can of comth d d edges l2 nd 3 of th body II and merce which comprises a cylindrical body it hava, channel 56 of the ends [4 and I5,

55 1 8 i p n bottom edges curled w r y and It is thought that the invention and many of 55 its attendant advantages will be understood from the foregoing description, and it will be apparent that various changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention or sacrificing all of its material advantages, the form hereinbefore described being merely a preferred embodiment thereof.

I claim:

1. A container for a product processed therein, comprising a body, flanged end closures proportioned and dimensioned to be slidably frictionally telescoped upon the ends of the can body, thereby providing a hermetic seal, the flange on each end closure being provided with holes located intermediate the depth of the flange, the circumferential disposition of the holes in each flange being such as to provide a substantially uniform ingress and egress of the processing fluid when the holes are not covered by the container body.

2. A container for a food product to be processed therein, comprising a body, flanged end closures slidably frictionally telescoped upon the ends of the can body, thereby providing a hermeticseal when said ends are forced home, the flange on each end closure being provided with a plurality'of peripherally spaced apertures located intermediate the depth of the flange, the circumferential disposition of the apertures in each flange being such as to provide a substan tialiy uniform ingress and egress of the processing fluid uniformly through the contained product when the end closures are partially telescoped on the container body and the apertures are not covered by said body, said apertures being sealed by said container body when the end closures are in innermost position relative to said body.

3. A container for a food product processed therein, comprising a body having curled heads at its opposite ends, flanged end closures. each proportioned and dimensioned to be slidably frictionally telescoped upon the ends of the can body and each having a sealing compound ,therein, thereby cooperating with the closure flanges to provide a hermetic seal when said ends are forced home, the flange on each end closure being provided with peripherally spaced apertures located intermediate the depth of the flange, the circumferential disposition of the apertures in each 'slidably frictionally telescoped upon the ends of the can body, and a sealing compound in said channel, thereby cooperating with the closure flanges to provide a hermetic seal when said ends are forced home, the flange on each end closure being provided with peripherally spaced apertures located intermediate the depth of the flange, the circumferential disposition of the apertures in each flange being such as to provide a substantially uniform ingress and egress of the processing fluid uniformly through the contained product when the end closures are partially telescoped on the container body and the apertures are not covered by said body, said apertures being sealed by said container body when the end closures are in innermost position relative to said body.

' JOHN H. M'URCH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification220/800, 426/131, 220/367.1, 220/803, 220/799
International ClassificationB65D51/16, B65D43/02
Cooperative ClassificationB65D2543/00509, B65D2543/00972, B65D2543/00277, B65D43/0218, B65D2543/00537, B65D51/1627, B65D2543/00555, B65D2543/00092
European ClassificationB65D51/16C3B, B65D43/02S5B