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Publication numberUS2321333 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 8, 1943
Filing dateJan 27, 1941
Priority dateJan 27, 1941
Publication numberUS 2321333 A, US 2321333A, US-A-2321333, US2321333 A, US2321333A
InventorsTerry William C
Original AssigneeHarriet E Cole
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Closure device
US 2321333 A
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June a, 1943. w. c. TERRY 2,321,333 4 CLOSURE DEVICE Filed Jan. 2'7, 1941 Patented June 8, 1943 FFEQ CLOSURE DEVICE William (3. Terry, Cambridge, Mass, assignor to Harriet E. Cole, Taunton, Mass.

Application January 27, 1941, Serial No. 376,066

7 Claims.

This invention relates to a device adapted to :make a discharge opening in atube and also close it, and which also serves as a spreader of the material discharged from said tube.

Tubes that contain adhesives such as household cement, rubber cement and the like, are commonly sealed or permanently closed at their discharge end when the consumer obtains them. This closed end must first be punctured to provide an opening through which to obtain the adhesive in said tube, and it is my object to provide a closure device that has means to pierce said closed end and which also may serve as a readily removable stopper to prevent involuntary discharge of said cement. Said means is adapted to serve a double purpose as it can extend into said device with said piercing end on the outside or on the inside as desired, depending upon conditions;

Another object is to make said device of a simple construction that can be used in association with various kinds of tubes and that embodies an efficient spreader portion.

The foregoing and other objects will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood,

maybe accomplished by a construction, combina tion and arrangement of parts such as is disclosed by the drawing and specification. The nature of the invention is such as to render it susceptible to various changes and modifications, and, therefore, I am not to be limited to said disclosure; but am entitled to all such changes therefrom as fall within the scope of my claims.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a front elevational view of a tube with my closure device attached thereto.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view similar to Figure 3; but showing the stopper member in the same position as in Figure 1 before the closed end of said tube has been punctured.

Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view, broken away, of said tube and device with the piercing end of the stopper member extending into the opening it has made in the closed end of said tube.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the applicator member of my device, while Figure 5 is a perspec tive view of the stopper member that fits in said applicator member.

Figures 6 and 7 are perspective views of modified forms of said applicator member and stopper member respectively.

As illustrated, a tube or container 9 of the kind commonly used to contain an adhesive, has the usual screw-threaded neck portion 5a terminating in an end l9 that is closed or sealed when the consumer obtains it. It is shown after it has been pierced, in Figure 3 of the drawing, thereby providing a discharge opening for the adhesive to pass out of said tube 9.

My closure device consists of an applicator member H having interior screw threads 12 to enable it to be removably attached to said neck portion 8a of the tube 9. Said applicator II has a hollow sleeve portion l3 and a spreader portion it. A slot l5 extends through said spreader portion-l l and communicates with the opening in said sleeve portion It.

A stopper member IT has a closure portion 2!) preferably terminating in a sharpened end l8 and has a round cap portion 19 at the other end. Said slot is of a size sulficiently large to receive any part of said closure portion 20; but not said cap portion E9. The latter overlaps on two sides of said spreader portion 14 while other parts of said spreader portion l4 overlaps said cap portion I8.

Before said tube 9 is used, and as. it appears when it is placed on sale, said stopper member I? is within said applicator member ll in the position illustrated in Figures 1 and 2 of the drawing,

and it cannot be removed unless said applicator member M is unscrewed from said tube 9. It is kept in this position before said tube sealed end Ill is pierced, and also when carrying said tube in a pocket or the like after it is pierced, as in this position said stopper member I! cannot come out or be withdrawn and the adhesive in the tube 9 cannot escape.

When first using said tube 9, the parts are in the position shown in Figure 1 of the drawing.

Said applicator member II is unscrewed there- H! of the tube 9. When preparing to discharge adhesive said stopper member I! is first withdrawn and the adhesive passes through said slot 15. The said spreader portion 14 can be used to spread or apply the adhesive. To close the opening in said tube 9 said stopper member I? is ordinarily inserted through said slot l5sharpened end first-to the position shown in Figure 3 of the drawing, and kept there, where it can readily be removed because said cap I9 projects over two edges of said spreader portion I 4, thereby providing a good grasping surface.

In Figure 6 I have shown said applicator member provided with a round hole 22' instead of a slot, in which event the stopper member used terminates in a pointed end 24, and has a round closure portion 25 and a round cap portion 26, as illustrated in Figure 7 of the drawing.

What I claim is:

l. A closure device comprising an applicator member having an opening extending therethrough embodying a slot and having an elongated top surface, and a stopper member embodying an oblong-shaped closure portion adapted to extend into said slot, said stopper member also embodying a cap portion that overlaps said slot and the outside end of said applicator at its narrower portion while a portion of said applicator member elongated top sur face overlaps said cap portion.

2. A closure device comprising an applicator member embodying a round hollow sleeve portion and an oblong-shaped spreader portion having an oblong-shaped slot extending therethrough in communication with the opening in said sleeve portion, and a stopper member embodying a cap portion and an oblong-shaped closure portion, said cap portion being larger than said spreader portion slot so that it cannot enter therein but smaller than said hollow sleeve .opening whereby it can enter said sleeve opening, said closure portion being longer than said spreader portion and smaller than said spreader portion opening whereby it is adapted to extend through said spreader portion into said sleeve portion.

3. A closure device comprising an applicator member embodying a round hollow sleeve por-' tion and a spreader portion having an oblongshaped surface at its outer end and having an opening extending therethrough in communication with the opening in said sleeve portion the Wider portion of said spreader portion flaring outwardly towards its outside end and the narrower portion being of less width than said sleeve portion, and a'stopper member embodying a cap portion and a closure portion adapted to extend through said spreader portion opening, said cap portion being larger than spreader portion opening but smaller than said hollow sleeve opening whereby it can enter said sleeve opening but not said spreader portion opening, said closure portion being longer than said spreader portion whereby it is adapted to extend through said spreader portion into said sleeve portion.

4. In combination, a tube and a closure device therefor, said tube embodying a neck portion having a sealed outside end, said closure device embodying a hollow sleeve portion adapted to be attached to, and extend downwardly outside of said neck portion and a spreader portion hav ing an opening extending therethrough in communication with the opening in said sleeve portion, and a stopper member embodying a cap portion and a closure portion having a sharpened end extremity, said cap portion being larger than said spreader portion opening but smaller than said sleeve opening whereby it can enter said sleeve opening but not said spreader portion opening, said closure portion being longer than said spreader portion whereby said sharpened end extremity is adapted to extend into said neck portion sealed end.

5. In combination, a tube, and a closure device therefor, said tube embodying a neck portion having a sealed outside end, said closure device embodying a hollow sleeve portion adapted to be attached to and extending downwardly outside of said neck portion, and a spreader portion having an opening extending therethrough in communication with the opening in said sleeve portion, and a stopper member embodying a cap portion and a closure portion having a sharpened end extremity, said cap portion being larger than said spreader portion opening but smaller than said sleeve opening whereby it can enter said sleeve opening but not said spreader portion opening, said closure portion being longer than said spreader portion but shorter than the combined length of said sleeve and spreader portions and long enough for said sharpened end extremity to extend into said neck portion sealed end.

6. In combination, a tube and a closure device therefor,- said tube embodying aneck portion having a sealed outside end, said closure device embodying a hollow sleeve portion of substantially the same depth adapted to be attached to and extend downwardly outside of said neck portion substantially its entire depth, and a spreader portion having an opening extending therethrough in communication with the opening in said sleeve portion, and a stopper member embodyig a cap portion and a closure portion having a sharpened end extremity, said cap portion being larger than said spreader portion opening but smaller than said sleeve opening whereby it can enter said sleeve opening but not said spreader portion opening and being of substantially the same width as the outside end of said neck portion, said closure portion being longer than said spreader portion whereby said sharpened end extremity is adapted to extend into said neck portion sealed end.

7. A closure device for a tube comprising an applicator member embodying an upper portion having a rectangularly-shaped opening extending therethrough and a round lower portion having an opening extending therethrough in communication with and larger than said upper portion opening, and a stopper member embodying a cap portion and a rectangularly-shaped closure portion having an end extremity that is adapted to pierce the sealed end of a tube, said closure portion being smaller in cross section than and also longer than said upper portion opening whereby it can extend through and beyond it, said cap portion being smaller than said lower portion opening whereby it can fit into it and being larger than said upper portion opening whereby it cannot enter it.

WILLIAM c. TERRY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/134, 220/278, 401/266
International ClassificationB65D51/22, B65D51/18
Cooperative ClassificationB65D2251/0096, B65D51/223, B65D2251/0015
European ClassificationB65D51/22A1B