US 2149698 A
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March 7, 1939. c. s. HUMPHREY 2,149,698
DISPENS ING CONTAINER Filed March 10, 1958 INVENTOR.
ATTORNEYS Mrw Patented Mar. 7, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFiCE 2 Claims.
This invention has reference to containers which are especially designed for packaged powdered medicinal substances of the type which are usually taken in doses measured by spoons, the spoon being also employed for mixing the substance With water.
In order to provide a spoon available and convenient for this purpose and to maintain the same in a covered sanitary condition, the inven- 10 tion comprehends in combination with the cover Lil for the container, a spoon associated with and depending from the cover so that it is normally arranged within and housed by the container.
The invention further resides in an improved means for rigidly associating the spoon with the container cover without directly and permanently anchoring the spoon to the cover, the association being such that after the contents have been completely dispensed, the spoon may be removed and used independently by the purchaser.
More specifically the invention is directed to containers having an inverted cup-shaped cap provided with a waxed cardboard disk liner which serves in the capacity of a sealing gasket and in the present instance also serves as a means for rigidly associating the spoon with the cap.
With these and other objects in view, the invention is set forth in greater detail in the following specification, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view illustrating the cap with the associated spoon in removed juxtaposition to the container.
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the container with the cap in applied position.
Fig. 3 is a cross sectional View taken approximately on the line 33 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a detail sectional view taken approximately on the line 44 of Fig. 1.
Referring to the drawing by characters of reference, A designates a container having an externally threaded neck H), B is a closure cap including a top wall II and an annular marginal flange I2 which is internally threaded to removably fit over the externally threaded neck. A spoon C is provided which includes a bowl l3 and a shank i4 having an angularly disposed terminal l5.
A waxed cardboard disk liner 5 is located within the cap and is provided with a substantially central slot ll of a size to snugly fit the shank I4 of the spoon adjacent the angularly disposed terminal l so as to clamp said terminal between the disk liner and the top wall of the cap with the spoon shank protruding through the slot and projecting substantially at right angles to the top wall of the cap.
The disk liner I6 is preferably secured to the cap by means of rivets l8, although within the scope of the invention it is to be understood that the liner may be adhesively or frictionally secured in place, if desired. In any event, the spoon is rigidly associated with the cap without being directly anchored thereto so that it is possible, after the contents have been completely dispensed, to remove the spoon from the cap, straighten out the angularly disposed terminal and use the spoon separately for any purpose desired.
In order to relieve the slotted portion of the disk liner iii of twisting strains of the spoon with reference thereto, the spoon is efiectually locked against relative turning movement with reference to the cap and disk by forming in the top wall I l of the cap, an upwardly olTset recessed portion 59 within which the angularly disposed terminal !5 of the spoon shank is positioned so that the offset portion embraces said angularly disposed terminal, while the disk liner functions to retain the terminal IS in said offset portion.
Under this construction and arrangement, it Will be apparent that when the cap is in applied position, the spoon is arranged within the container and housed thereby, while the disk liner serves as a sealing gasket which is impinged against the upper open end or neck portion of the container body, thus serving the two-fold purpose of a gasket and attaching means for the spoon.
What is claimed is:
1. In a device of the character described, a container having a cup-shaped cap removably arranged thereon, a spoon having an angularly disposed shank terminal, a lining gasket within the cap having a slot through which the spoon shank protrudes with the angularly disposed shank terminal disposed between the lining gasket and the cap, and fastening means extending through the cap and the gasket for rigidly clamping the terminal of the spoon shank in place and for securing the gasket within the cap.
2. In a device of the character described, a container having a cup-shaped cap removably arranged thereon, a spoon having an angularly disposed shank terminal, and a lining gasket secured Within the cap having a slot through which the spoon shank protrudes with the angularly disposed shank terminal rigidly clamped by and between the lining gasket and the cap, the top wall of said cap having an outwardly and radially directed recessed portion embracing the angularly disposed shank terminal of the spoon so as to lock the spoon against relative turning movement with reference to the cap for relieving the lining gasket of twisting strains from the spoon.
GLEN S. H'UMPHREY.