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Publication numberUS2324338 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 13, 1943
Filing dateJul 31, 1941
Priority dateJul 31, 1941
Publication numberUS 2324338 A, US 2324338A, US-A-2324338, US2324338 A, US2324338A
InventorsTripp Newell R
Original AssigneeTripp Newell R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pouring can
US 2324338 A
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July 13, 1943. TRlPP 2,324,338

POURING CAN fined July 31, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Inventor 2 /VWELL R. TRIPP,

A [M r/1111 y 1943- N. R. TRIPP POURING CAN Filed July 31, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I I1 renter NEWELL 7?. Temp,

Patented July 13, 1943 UNITED STATES PAT NT OFFICE POURING CAN Nowell R. Tripp, Joplin, Mo.

Application July 31, 1941, Serial No. 404,899

(Cl. 221ll) 4 Claims.

The present invention relates to new and use ful improvements in pouring spouts or attachments for cans of a type designed primarily for use in dispensing syrup and similar viscous products, and the invention has for an important object to provide means forming part of the spout to utilize what is commonly known as surface tension of the liquid adhering to the spout after the dispensing action and when the can is returned to its upright position to cause a retraction of the liquid into the opening of the spout and thus prevent dripping.

A further important object is to provide a baflie in the top of the can and in which the spout is formed, and arranging score lines or other forms of bodily weakened construction entirely around the baiile at its point of connection with the can to facilitate removal of the bafiie, when the can has been emptied, to enable subsequent use of the can as a bucket or for other purposes.

Another object is to provide a dispensing can of simple and practical construction, which is neat and attractive in appearance, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.

Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like reference numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in Which-- Figure 1 is a perspective View.

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on a line v 2-2 of Figure 1.

. moved and Figures 4 and 5 are fragmentary sectional views taken respectively on the lines 44 and 55 of Figure 3.

Referring now to the drawings in detail wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 5 designates a can of suitable metal construction, having a channeled lip 6 around its open end formed on a skirt-portion I which is sealed over the edge of the can. Depending from the inner edge of the lip is a wall 8 on which is formed a baffle p1ate 9 substantially closing the top of the can, except for a small opening ID cut in one edge of the baffle. At the junction of the wall 8 with the baffle, the material is scored or otherwise weakened as shown at H to permit ripping and removal of the baflle.

The upper surface of the bafiie is recessed below the horizontal plane of the top of the can and is formed with a raised area l2 of substantially cir-' cular form adjacent the edge of the baffle diametrically opposite from the opening 19, the sur'-- face of the baffle between the area I2 and the opening Ill being gradually inclined, while a surface recess I3 is formed in the baffle between the wall 8 and the nearest point of the area l2.

The surface of the raised area I2 is substantially on a horizontal plane with the lip 6 and is formed with an interrupted slit M to provide a tongue Iii connected at one end to the ballie material at the unsevered portion of the slit as shown at IS, the tongue having flared side edges l1 and a straight free edge l8 at right angles to the longitudinal center line of the tongue and substantially parallel to the fold line at the unsevered portion IB along which the tongue is adapted to fold upwardly into an inclined position to provide the dispensing opening l 9.

The end of the tongue provided with the straight edge i8 is disposed nearest the edge of the can and the outer edge of the lip in the region of the tongue is formed with a shallow notch 20 to reduce the height of the can at the point where the contents of the can is dispensed.

A recessed cover or lid 2| is provided with downwardly extending walls 22 adapted to frictionally engage the wall 8 of the lip to secure the lid in position, the underside of the lid being shaped to conform to the surface contour of the bafile.

When using the can, the lid 2i is first removed and a knife or other pointed tool used to pry open the tongue [5 into an inclined position.

The contents of the can may then be poured from the opening Hi, the notch 20 preventing contact of the contents with the edge of the lip 6. The syrup or similar material being of a heavy body or consistency will fill the opening and come into contact with the straight edge 18 of the tongue.

When pouring action is completed and the can is returned to its upright position this contact ofthe tongue with the liquid utilizes what is known as surface tension on the liquid, result ing in a retraction thereof back into the opening and thus prevent the usual dripping of the liquid. This surface tension is increased by reason of the wide straight edge on the tongue to more effectively produce the desired retraction.

It is believed the details of construction, operation and manner of use of the device will be readily understood from the foregoing without further detailed explanation.

Having thus described my invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. A pouring can adapted for containing viscous substances, said can comprising a baffle plate secured therein at its open end and having a fiat raised area adjacent one edge of the can, and a partially severed tongue in the surface of the raised area adapted to be bent upwardly into an inclined position with respect to said surface to provide a restricted opening therein and having a substantially straight free edge adapted to utilize surface tension in its contact with the substance when the latter is poured outwardly through the opening.

2. A pouring can adapted for containing viscous substances and comprising a baflle plate secured in the can below its open end and having a flat raisedportion adjacent one edge of the can, a score line extending entirely around the connected edge of the plate, and a partially cous substances and comprising a baflle plate secured in the can below its open end and having a flat raised portion adjacent one edge of the can, said raised portion being substantially on a horizontal plane with the open edge of the can, and a partially severed tongue in the surface of the raised portion to provide a restricted opening therein when the tongue is raised upwardly into an inclined position, said tongue having a straight free edge adapted to utilize surface tension throughout its free edge in its contact with the substance when the latter is poured outwardly through the opening, said edge of the can adjacent the tongue being reduced in heighth to a point below the horizontal plane of the raised portion.

4. A pouring can adapted for containing viscous substances, said can comprising a baffle plate secured therein at its open end and having a fiat raised area adjacent one edge of the can, and a partially severed tongue in the surface of the raised area adapted to be bent upwardly into an inclined position with respect to said surface to provide a restricted opening therein and adapted to utilize surface tension in its contact with the substance when the latter is poured outwardly through the opening.

NEWELL R. TRIPP.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/541.6, 222/571, 222/481, 222/572
Cooperative ClassificationB65D17/24
European ClassificationB65D17/24