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Publication numberUS2492846 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 27, 1949
Filing dateFeb 14, 1945
Priority dateFeb 14, 1945
Publication numberUS 2492846 A, US 2492846A, US-A-2492846, US2492846 A, US2492846A
InventorsJohn Coyle, Punte William F
Original AssigneeContinental Can Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing container with sliding closure
US 2492846 A
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Mm, Wafiglwbm Patented Dec. 27, 1949 DISPENSING CONTAINER WITH SLIDIN CLOSURE John Coyle and William F. Punte, Baltimore, Md., assignors to Continental Can Company, Inc., New York, N.-Y., a corporation of New York Application February 14, 1945, Serial No. 577,818

1 Claim. 1

The invention relates to, new and useful improvements in containers and more particularly to a container for dispensing the product'contained therein.

An object of the invention is to provide a container having a dispensing opening adjacent the side of the container which is simple in construction and wherein the parts, when the container is closed, are symmetrically arranged. I

A further object of the invention is to provide a container having a dispensing opening at one side of the closure cap for the container and wherein the opening is controlled by a sliding member carried by a raised part which is symmetrically disposed relative to the container when the slide is in closed position.

In the drawings, which show by way of illustration one embodiment of the invention:

Figure l is a longitudinal sectional view through the container.

Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1 taken at right angles to the view therein.

Figure 3 is a plan view of the container with the slide moved so as to uncover the dredging opening.

Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3 but showing the slide moved to close the opening and to position the raised portion which controls the slide symmetrically of the top of the container.

The invention as illustrated is embodied in a sheet metal closure cap I having a depending skirt making outside telescoping engagement with the wall 2 of the body of the container. The container body may be made of metal or fiber, or any suitable material. The closure cap, instead of being irictionally attached to the body wall, may be seamed thereto. It is essential that the closure cap shall be firmly attached to the body portion of the container so that when the container is inverted or partially inverted for dispensing the product contained 1; erein the closure cap will retain its connection to the body portion.

The closure cap has a relatively wide fiat panel 3 extending from one side thereof to the other. The top portions of the closure cap at each side of the panel gradually slope downwardly and are preferably inwardly curved to a slight extent so as to impart an attractive appearance to the container. These curved sloping sides are indicated at i-i in the drawings.

Extending longitudinally of the panel is an elongated opening 5. This elongated opening has the side walls thereof parallel and the ends are semi-circular in shape. Attached to this opening in the panel is an inverted cup-shaped mem- I 2 ber 6. Said cup-shaped member is secured to the closure cap by a seam 7 which is of the usual construction. This cup-shaped member is closed at the top and is provided along the parallel side walls thereof with inwardly extending beads 8. While this cup-shaped member is shown as made separately from the cap and seamed thereto, it will be understood that it may be formed integral with the cap.

Adjacent one end of the panel 3 is a dredging opening 9. Thisopening being disposed adjacent the side wall of the container permits the contents to be dispensed therethrough without trapping to any appreciable extent any of the contents.

Mounted on the panel of the closure cap is a slide H]. The slide I0 is provided with a raised portion l l which is preferably formed integral therewith. This raised portion has parallel sides and the ends thereof are semi-circular. This raised portion is so dimensioned that it may be placed over the cup-shaped member on the closure cap and the side walls will be in contact with the side walls of the cup-shaped member 6. After the slide has been placed over the cupshaped member the side walls of the raised portion H are beaded inwardly as indicated at l2, and these beads I2 nest in the beads 8 in the cupshaped member so that the slide is retained in engagement with the closure cap but is free to slide lengthwise of the panel for a limited distance.

It is noted that the cup-shaped member 6 is attached to the panel at one side of the center of the container. The raised portion of the slide I0 is so dimensioned that when the slide moves over the opening 9 for closing the same the end wall I3 of the raised portion will contact with the end wall of the cup-shaped member 6 and thus limit the movement. When the slide is moved in the opposite direction then the end wall M will contact with the cup-shaped member at the other side thereof and limit the movement of the slide to open position.

The slide is shown moved to open position in Figure 3 and the opening 9 is uncovered. When the slide is moved to the closed position shown in Figure 4 then the raised portion ll of the slide is disposed concentrically of the closure cap. This produces a very neat and attractive closure means wherein all of the parts are symmetrically disposed and shaped so as to give an artistic apearance to the container. The slide l0 movin on the panel across the opening willvery efficiently close the opening.

slide in firm contact with the panel, and it is also a means whereby the slide may be moved back and forth from closed to open position.

It is obvious that minor changes in the details of construction and the shaping of the parts may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention as set forth in the appended claim.

We claim:

A dispensing container comprising a body portion, a closure cap secured to said body portion and having a flat central panel extending diametrically across the cap and having a dredging opening at one end of the panel close to the body wall of the container, said cap having an elongated raised portion extending lengthwise of the panel and disposed slightly to the opposite side of the longitudinal center of the panel from the opening, said raised portion having inwardly directed ribs extending lengthwise thereof, a closure member for controlling the dredging opening including a, flat plate conforming in width to the panel and of less length than the panel, said fiat 4 plate having a portion thereof in contact with the panel and controlling the dredging opening and having an integral elongated raised portion conforming in general to the shaping of the raised portion on the cap but of greater length than said raised portion, said raised portion on the plate completely covering the raised portion on the cap, said raised portion of the plate having inwardly projecting ribs cooperating with the ribs on the raised portion of the cap for retaining the plate in intimate contact with the outer face of the panel, said raised portion on said cap and said raised portion on the plate being dimensioned and positioned so that the raised portion on the plate will be stopped by the cap in centered position relative to the container when said dredge opening is closed.



REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,153,379 Frankenburg Sept. 14, 1915 1,433,544 Gibbs Oct. 31, 1922 2,123,643 Wilson July 12, 1938 2,184,227 Rueger Dec. 19, 1939

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U.S. Classification222/559
International ClassificationB65D47/04, B65D47/28
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/286
European ClassificationB65D47/28D