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Publication numberUS2387374 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 23, 1945
Filing dateDec 8, 1944
Priority dateDec 8, 1944
Publication numberUS 2387374 A, US 2387374A, US-A-2387374, US2387374 A, US2387374A
InventorsWatters Edward C
Original AssigneeWatters Edward C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fluid dispensing device
US 2387374 A
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Oct. 23, 1945. Q 'rfi- 2,387,374 FLUID DISPENSING DEVICE Filed Dec. 8, 1944v Patented Oct. 23, 1945 1 UNITED STATES PATENT" OFFICE 2,387,374 FLUID DISPENSING DEVICE Edward C. Watters, Silver Spring,'Md.

Application December 8, 1944, seria1No. 567,175

5 Claims. (Cl. 222-455) I 1 This invention..relates to a fluid dispensing device, and moreparticularly to such a device adapted for the dispensing of alcoholic: beverages. V

A primary object of this invention is theprovision of an improved bottle having in association therewith a device for accurately pouring a predetermined quantity of liquideach time the bottle is inverted to pouring position.

An additional object ofthe invention is the j provision of such a device which will measure but a-predetermined quantity of liquid, identical ineach'operation, without, theuse of measuring cups, jiggers, orsimilar devices.

A still further object of the invention is the provision of such a device, having an internal receptacle associated therewith which, when emptied will be simultaneously positioned to re.- ceive an identical quantity of fluid for refilling, when the device is turned back to non-pouring or vertical position.

A further and more specific object of the invention is the provision of such a device adapted to effectively reduce and prevent waste in the beverage contained in the receptacle, through careless pouring or the like.

A further and more specific object is the provision of such a device which will remain permanently alfixed to and associated with the bottle atall times.

Other objects reside in the combinations of I elements, arrangements of parts, and features of construction, all as will be more fully pointed out hereinafter and disclosed in the accompanying drawing, wherein there is shown a preferred embodiment of this inventive concept.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a dis- I pensing bottle fitted with the device of the instant invention.

. Figure 2 is a sectional view through the center line of the bottle of Figure 1, showing the parts in vertical or non-pouring position, and

Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2, but showing the parts in pouring position.

Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views of the drawing.

Having reference now to the drawing there is generally indicated at I!) a bottle, provided with an elongated neck I l. The neck I I is adapted to be closed by a cap member I2 provided with an upwardly extending threaded projection I3, adapted to engage a threaded cap I4. A flange I5 of the cap I2 surrounds the exterior head It of the neck II of the bottle. Interiorly of the projection I2 is a tube I'I, extending into the interior of the neck and terminating in a flasklike, receptacle I8, provided with a tapered substantially frusto-conical valve seat I9 at its base.

The receptacle I8 is surrounded by a second cylindrical receptacle 20 spaced slightly from the interior of the neck I I, and provided at its base with a valve seat 2I similar in configuration to the valve seat I9, but oppositely disposed with respect thereto. A ball valve 22 is adapted to seat in one or the other of the valve seats I9 or 2i, in accordance with the position of the bottle in a manner to be more fully described hereinafter, thevalveseats being so contoured and so spaced apart as to preclude sticking of the ball valve in an intermediate position. The upper portion of the receptacle 20 is provided with a plurality of apertures 23 extending therethrough, at a point adjacent the lower ex treinity of the tubular portion ll of the flask I8, and communicating with the space between the receptacle 20 and the interior of the neck I I.

From the foregoing the operation of the device should now be readily understandable. When it is initially desired to utilize the device, the bottle is turned in tilted position without removing The inner and outer receptacles may be so.

dimensioned that the quantity of liquid now within the receptacle I8 may equal exactly one ounce, an ounce and half, or any other desired predetermined quantity. When it is now desired to pour a predetermined quantity of the fluid within the bottle the cap I4 is removed and the bottle tilted to the position shown in Figure 3. This causes the ball valve 22 to again close the valve seat I9, and the contents of the inner receptacle I8 maybe poured out into a glass or the like. interior of the bottle through the apertures 23, air being permitted to escape through the valve seat 2|, or vice versa, until the outer receptacle 20 is again filled. As the bottle is now returned to vertical position the process is repeated and Simultaneously fluid passes from the there is herei'rr provided an improved device ac"- complishing all the objects of this invention and others including many advantages of great prac tical utility and commercial importance.

As many embodiments may be made of this'in ventive concept, and as many modifications may be made in the embodiment hereinbefore shown and described, it is to be understood that all matter herein is to be interpreted merely as. il-

lustrative and not in a limiting sense.

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1 Inia fluid: dispensing device, in combination, a cap adapted to close the: neck of. a bottle, an inner receptacle secured to said cap and having a: ne'clc ex tend ing through: said cap to" provide an outlet, an 'onter receptacle of a; diameter less than neck of said bottle surrounding said innerreceptacle', means form-ing: openings in the baseof each receptacle; and valvemeans alter:- nately operable tooperr oneof said openings and clbse the othen 2. In a fluid dispensing device, in: combination, a cap-adapted to close the neck or a bottle; an inner receptacle: secured: to said cap and having aneck: extending: through said cap to prov-rde an outlet; air outer'recepta'cle: of adiameter less than the neck of said bottle surroundingsaid inner receptacle, means: forming openings in the base of each receptacle, valve means alternately operable to open one of said openings and close the other, and means forming vents through the walls of said outer receptacle and communicating with the space therebetween and the neck of said bottle. 7

3. In a fluid dispensing device, in combination, a cap adapted to close the neck of a bottle, an inner receptacle secured to said cap and. having a neck extending through said cap toprovide an outlet, an outer receptacle of a diameter less than the neck or said bottle surrounding said innerreceptacle, oppositely disposed valve seats in the bases of said receptacles, and a ball valve alternately seatable in one of said seats.

4. In a fluid dispensing device, in combination,

a-ca padapted to close the neck of a bottle, an

tion a cap? adapted to close the neck of a bottie; arr inner receptacle secured tosaid cap and having a neck: extending through said cap-to provide: an outlet, an-outer receptacle of a diameter less: than the neck of said bottlesurrounding said inner receptacle, oppositely dis-- posetli valve seats: in the-bases of said receptacles, a ball valve alternately seatable in one of said seats; said valve seats being so constructed and bases: or said receptacles being so spaced as to: preclude stoppage of said ball valve any intermediate position EDWARD WAT'IERSE

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U.S. Classification222/455, 251/211
International ClassificationG01F11/10, G01F11/26
Cooperative ClassificationG01F11/265
European ClassificationG01F11/26B2A