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Publication numberUS2096802 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 26, 1937
Filing dateJan 28, 1937
Priority dateJan 28, 1937
Publication numberUS 2096802 A, US 2096802A, US-A-2096802, US2096802 A, US2096802A
InventorsGriner Harry B
Original AssigneeGriner Harry B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container with retaining cap
US 2096802 A
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Oct-26, 1937. H. B. GRiNER' 5, 2 CONTAINER WITH RETAINING CAP v Filed Jang28, 1937 sel1fcleaning distributing nozzle. v a k 4 n is to devise a f l5 'novel' hinge connection between the container R m O t 2 1931, v

I object or this invention is to devise a novel container and retaining cap which when assern bled will provide an air tight seal and which can bemanuiacturedat a'lower cost and "with less, 1,5 waste ormaterialvthan the threaded or} screw type caps whichfare now generally employed. a

n AIfilrther object of 'theinventioh is to conw structthe discharge end of the-container and the cap m such a manner that thecap can be pressed cm, into sealedand' hinged relation withits container; lrhturther object oi" the invention istocon struct the discharge end of the container with'a ,A "further object'oi theinventi j-andi cap, and to"providea cooperating locking -'-shoulder and grooveonthecontainer and cap so that' the cap caribe readily swung 'open, and,

when closed, will provideacompression seal} 5 With the above-and otherobjects jinview I v e The portionj has an external cylindricalshoul r will hereinafter clearly appear; my invention comprehends a novel container and retaining cap. It further comprehends a novel construction" I ofthe discharge endof a container, and a novel construction of a-cap to cooperate 'with' said r} charge end.

Other novel features or; construction and ad j I vantage will hereinafter clearly appear in the detailed description and the appended claims. For-the purpose of illustrating the inventiomI' have shown in the accompanying drawing typical embodiments or it, which, in practice, will give satisfactory andreliable results. It is, however, to be understood that the various instrumentalities of which myinvention consists can be variously arranged and organized and my invention I is not limited to the exact arrangement and organization of these instrumentalities as herein set forth.

Figure 1 is anelevation of an assembled container and cap embodying nay-invention;

Figure 2 is a. sectional elevation of thecap, in

detached position,

Figure 3 is a sideelevation partly in section of the discharge end of the container.

Figure 6 is a side elevation of the container and cap showing the cap in open position.

Figure 7 is a side elevation on an enlarged 7 scale, showing more clearly the manner in which the capis'assembled with the container.

' n. Griner, MO IIBffiQJ-Q Appl icationjanuaryfl, isazsena no; 122,159,;

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The trunnions 9 pass through thelg'uide throat leakage.

smashes planteeormgism snd v oithe, container withthe cap removed. 7;. v n Figure 9 is a sectional, detailot another form loihinge which may beIused; m

--Similar numerals or reference indicate 5 5 "spondingparts;

,Referringto'thedrawingi x w A container .I may be any desired -:.typebut w ispreferably" inthe Iorm' o! a collapsible tube y for the ,reception otplastic material suchms 10:10 xampl to th temg P ra i n Y thelike; H p

. ,The discharge end oi the gtube is-otnovelrcone- Y struction and, terminates in anseli-cleaning Y tributing nozzle 2, the outerwallot which flares 15 rearwardl y as at l risillustrated the wall of thei container converges outwardly as ,at Into merge into of, cylindrical portion 5, which gmerges into theinjwardly extending po tion 6; which'con meets with thedistributing nozzle der' or bead l which is semi-circular in-cross sec- I 'gtion to form alocking flange; The? outwardly converging'portion 4 has slug-l havingintegral' withrit the trunnions or hinge members! which "25 I although it maybe madeofanysuitable'material' '30 it is preferably made of bakelite. The retaining cap III has a rounded auxiliary sealing portion if:

surrounded by an annular-recess II. The inner face of its flange is provided with an annular -recess or groove [3. The'flange-is split at itsrear 35 Y portion, as seen in Figure 2 The cap has a. bifurcated hinge block 14, the

arms of which have a round opening iipwhichat I the bottom flares in opposite directions as at It to form aguide throat. v I The cap has a lift-nib l1.

In order to assemble the cap with the container, the cap is pressed towards the container.

l6 and into the opening ii, the walls of which form a bearing. At the sometime the sealing; portion ll enters the nozzle '2 andthe end of,

the nozzle is compressed by the walls of the re-' 7 1' cess l2. The locking flange] snapsintothe-recess or groove l3, thus forming an efllcientand positive lock which can be without The arms oi the hingeblock lljhavesuflicient ring for the trunnions to snap in place an N a e within the nozzle.

2 the cap is thus retained in hinged connection with the container.

The cap can be easily and quickly opened and closed by the thumb of the hand. which grasps the container. r

In'the preferred construction herein disclosed, I do not employ threads, springs or pins, and, assonly two parts are employed, the container and retaining cap can be very economically manufactured.

In the embodiment seen in Figure 9, Ihave shown a different form of a hinge, in which the pin passes through an opening in the lug I and the arms of the hinge block ll.

It will be noted that the nozzle extends beyond the end of thecontainer and terminates in 'an annular edge. If'the container I is for tooth paste. and the tooth brush is drawn across the nozzle-a slight vacuum is created within the nozzle which causes the tooth paste to be withdrawn I It will now beapparent that 1 have I new and useful container with retaining cap which embodies the features of advantage enumerated as desirable in the statement oi the invention and the above descriptio and whiief have, in ,thepresent instance, shown and de-.

scribed preferred embodiments thereof, which will give in practice satisfactory and reliable re-' sults, it is to be understood that these embodiments are susceptible to modification invarious particulars without departing from the spirit or: scope of the invention or sacrificing any of its advantages.

Y {Having thus described my.invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters f Patent is:---

1.-'A- container having a'discharge nozzle and sing, a cap having a'split flange and arms, said arms pivotally connected to said "lug, said'cap a hinge member, s plurality of walls defining said having a rounded sealing portion adapted to enter into said nozzle, and-said container and cap having cooperating locking means to loch the cap to the container in a sealed condition.

' 2. A collapsible container having ja discharge nozzle and a lug having trunnions, a cap having hinge member, each of said walls having an aper- 'ture therein whereby when said cap and container are moved upon each other the trunnions will snap into said apertures and retain the cap and container in hinged relationship.

devised a:

3. A collapsible container having a discharge nozzle and a ing provided with trunnions. a cap having a rounded sealing portion adapted to enter said nozzle, the sealing portion in said cap having a groove therein whereby said groove and the edge of the nozzle will interiit, said cap having each arm having an aperture therein which opens through-its bottom, each aperture adapted to receive one of said trunnions whereby the cap is hingedly mounted, and said container and cap having cooperating locking surfaces.

4. a collapsible container having a discharge nozzle and a lug provided with trunnions, a cap having a rounded sealing portion to enter said nozzle. a groove around the sealing portion of said cap whereby said grooveinterfits with the edge of the nozzle. said cap having a bifurcated hinge portion deiined by spaced arms, each, arm

tom to receive one of said trunnions, and said container and surfaces.

s. a collapsible container having some nozzle at its discharge end. s,- -lug having trunnions,a lockingportion on said nonle, a cap aperture therein whereby the complementary trunnionswili snap into the apertures when the a can and Container. are p s d Mo h sid up having a split flange, and-a depressionon the sealed condition with the container. v ,6. A collapsible reservoir having .a projecting can hav g cooperating mung having an aperture which opens throughits bc'thaving arms, said arms defining a-slotx. which flares downwardly towards its'bottom. said slot and saidlug interiitting, each arm hsvingan.

inner face of said flange to receive the '7 portion of said container'to retainthe-vcap'in nozzle, a discharge passageway in said nozzle, a 1

bead on the outs'ideoi' said-nozzle, a lug-mounted, on said'reservoir adjacent said nozzle. a pairof' trunnions mounted :on isaidf'lug. a cap having a opening therein which interiits with -one of said trunnions whereby the cap is pivotaliy mounted.

a projecting member on said cap adapted .to

tightly interflt with theinside, Of laid discharge passageway. whereby the passageway be sealed from the atmosphere when thecap'is in closed position, and a hangs on said cap adapted to tightly internt with said v a 1 m semm a 40 pair of spaced arms, each ofsaidarms havingan

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U.S. Classification222/498, 222/546
International ClassificationB65D35/42, B65D35/24
Cooperative ClassificationB65D35/42
European ClassificationB65D35/42