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Publication numberUS2332539 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 26, 1943
Filing dateMay 22, 1941
Publication numberUS 2332539 A, US 2332539A, US-A-2332539, US2332539 A, US2332539A
InventorsR Russell C. Taylor
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Oct. 26, 1943;

R. C. TAYLOR CONTAINER Filed May 22, 1941 J /i 4 6 a /4 f* ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 26, 1943 2', 1 American Can Company 1 :poration ofNewjJersey [Application-Ma 22, 1941, Se1'ia1iNn.1j394',-705 l NewYmikiN'lma' cor- :2 Claims. older-.11) I This inventionrelates toliquidrdispensingcans or-containers having a tubular body'withvtopand' bottom :ends secured thereto and :has particular reference to .lthe' construction ofthe top end which has a dispensing opening near the edge with depressions in the .end wall-disposed between the dispensing opening and the wall edge :of the containerto provide a channel or well whic'hwill function to morepthoroughly empty liquid from the container when it is tilted :as indraining the contents. "Dne. valuable application of such-a draining principle is found in the manufacture of fibre and metalfcontai n'ers which require an interior coating suchasmolten paraffinwax or the like'material which can bezappliedlbestiby'p'ouringa sufficient quantity of the molten wax-into the con-- tainer and -then"-emptying out as much of the excess as possible, the remaining film of wax making the container liquid-proof. To accome plish this in an expeditious manner the top of the container constitutes a perforated metal end for the purpose of dispensin the ultimate contents of the container and such an opening is utilized in filling and draining the coating material into and out of the container in a special manner to form a continuous, uniform and unbroken film of the coating on the inside surface. Coating the inside of the usual container by filling and drainage, traps too much of the coating material adjacent the dispensing opening and this sets and forms a greater amount of the wax than is necessaryand such undesirable excess is concentrated in a relatively small area.

The present invention overcomes this difficulty by providing the open end with a receiving well set oif between two inwardly pressed sections to form barrier elements between the dispensing opening and the side walls of the container so that a residual coating liquid pouredinto the container will drain into the well and when the container subsequently is tilted to drain off this residual or excess coating material, the drainage from the Well is more complete.

An object of the invention is the provision of a liquiddispensing container having a fibre tubular body with top and bottom end members secured thereto and wherein the top end member is provided with a dispensing opening for draining liquid from the container more completely, the top end having the dispensing opening located near the edge of the container and having depressions outlined by barrier walls or shoulders which join with the dispensing opening to provide a space which serves as a receiving well or pocket for colle'cting the residual coating material and which servesash trough'when the-can is tilted to assist in more completely-drainingliquid from the can merely by tilting it improper direction.

Another object of *the invention is the provision of acontaineroftheacharacter described wherein the dispensing opening and ithejformedtop end' parts are disposed-in the top of a rectangular container to providea receiving well-at abcorner of thecontainer. g

Numerous other objects and "advantagespf the invention will :be apparent "as it is better understood from-the {following description, which, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing,

discloses preferred-embodiment thereof. 1 Referring to the drawing;

Figure 1 of the drawing is-aside vie w o' f the;

container embodying the instant invention "with parts broken away at its upper end and illustrating the container filled with a coating liquid;

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary view of the container in Fig. 1, shown in a tilted position with parts broken away and showing the coating material being poured from the container interior;

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary View of the container shown in Fig. 2 but tilted in an opposite direction for draining the residual coating liquid from the well;

Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view taken substantially along the line 4-4 in Fig. 2 and showing the interior face of the upper or top end and Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional detailof the receiving well taken substantially along the line 5-5 in Fig. 4.

As a' preferred embodiment of the invention the drawing illustrates a tubular fibre body I I having a bottom end member [2 and a top end member I3 securedto the body in end seam joints M. The top and bottom end members preferably areof sheet metal, the top member being formed to a specific shape in a desirable manner, as hereinafter described.

The top end member 13 is formed as a substantially flat end with a dispensing opening [5 located near one corner. The edge boundary of the opening is formed with an upstanding wall I6 which is adaptable to receive a suitable closure member of conventional form. A major part of the end l3 has a main panel I! with a raised circular panel portion l8 for the purpose of reening [5 and the outer edge of the container wall,

as best illustrated in Fig. 4. Such depressions set of! a receiving well 22 which extends from the comer of the container to the dispensing opening. This is the corner where liquid collects and cannot be drained out in the ordinary container. In the present construction barrier elements or walls 23, 24 are formed by the depending walls of the sunken sections [8, 2i and these barriers provide for controlleddrainage into the dispensing opening, of liquid caught in thewell;

When the container H is tilted in the position of Fig. 2, specifically with the panel well section in the lowermost position, most of any liquid in the container runs out. When the can is being originally interiorly coated by the fill and drain method previously mentioned, the coating'material such as molten wax, which has been poured previously into the container, is emptied out. Any excess coating material which ordinarily would not flow freely from the container and which would be trapped can be drained easily from the well 22. Upon the container being tilted in an opposite direction (Fig. 3) this excess residual coating material completely drains out through the dispensing opening,thereby producing an interior coating which is substantially uniform for the body. and end wall surfaces.

Obviously the same complete dispensing action could be obtained from a can from which liquid contents is dispensed, irrespective of any interior wall coating action.

It is thought that the invention and many of 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 liquid dispensing can comprising a tubular body having an end member secured thereto, said end member having a countersunk panel and a dispensing opening located adjacent an edge thereof, barrier elements disposed in said end member between said dispensing opening and the side walls of the container to define a receiving well in said end member disposed between said opening and the edge of said end member, said well communicating at its inner portion with said dispensing opening and adapted to receive excess liquid container contents not immediately dispensed from the container as a result of tipping of the same in discharging said liquid contents, whereby to permit said excess liquid contents to be drained from said receiving well by tilting the container in an opposite direction.

2. A liquid dispensing can comprising a rectangular fibre body having top and bottom end members secured thereto, said top end member having a countersunk panel provided with a dispensing opening adjacent one corner and with spaced depressions disposed between the dispensing opening and the adjacent edges of the end member, the walls of said depressions constituting barrier elements in said end defining a receiving well adjacent said dispensing opening, said well being adapted to receive excess liquid contents poured into thecan and emptied during a pouring operation, said excess material draining from the interior walls into said well and thereafter capabl of being drained from said well through said opening by tilting the container in a diagonally opposite direction.


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US4009802 *Sep 2, 1975Mar 1, 1977Leon HayduchokPaint can attachment
U.S. Classification222/109
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/40