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Publication numberUS2495806 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 31, 1950
Filing dateDec 29, 1945
Priority dateDec 29, 1945
Publication numberUS 2495806 A, US 2495806A, US-A-2495806, US2495806 A, US2495806A
InventorsHerman Block
Original AssigneeHerman Block
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Jan. 31, 1950 BLOCK 2,495,806

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Ma/n ATTORN Y Patented Jan. 31, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 8 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in holders for containers containing cleaning pOW- ders, or the like.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a container or holder of the above-mentioned type provided with a dome-shaped screw cap having a plurality of perforations through which the contents of the cleaning powder package may be shaken out.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide means for varying the number of perforations in the dome-shaped cover, which will remain in use as desired.

A still further object of the present invention resides in providing a plurality of perforated discs in cooperation with the perforations in the cover, which may be so manipulated that varying numbers of openings may .be provided to control the quantity of powder which may be shaken therethrough.

Other objects will be in part obvious from the annexed drawing and in :part hereinafter indicated in connection therewith by the following analysis of this invention.

This invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combination of parts and in the unique relations of the members and in the relative proportioning and dis-position thereof, all as more completely outlined herein.

To enable others skilled in the art so fully to comprehend the underlying features thereof that they may embody the same by the modifications in structure and relation contemplated by this invention, a drawing depicting certain forms of the invention has been annexed as a part of this disclosure, and in such drawing, like characters of reference denote corresponding parts throughout all the views, of which:

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary view of the top portion in side elevation of a holder made in accordance with the invention;

Fig. 2 is a top view of Fig. 1 showing the openings in the cover closed;

Fig. 3 is a View similar to Fig. 2 but showing the openings in the cover in one of the open positions Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on line 44 of Fig. 3; and

Figs. 5 and 6 are detail plan views of two perforated discs employed to regulate the number of openings to be used.

Referring now more particularly to the drawing the-re is disclosed a holder I0 shown as being generally in cylindrical form, although the same may be in polygonal, rectangular or other suitable form. Holder [0 is adapted to hold :a container C of conventional design, packed with such material as cleansing powder, spices, salt, etc., such container C conventionally having score marks demarking holes to be punched in its top walls. Container C is preferably held against cover ll of the holder III by means of a spring I2. Holder IO comprises side wall l3 which is preferably made in a shape conforming to and closely fitting the contour of container C. Spring i2 is preferably secured to bottom M of holder Ill. The upper portion l5 of holder l U is threaded to engage threads I6 of cover I I.

Cover II which is preferably dome-shaped is provided with a plurality of perforations D. For illustrative purposes sixteen holes are provided. Two *arcuate slots I8, l9 may be provided in cover I I which are adapted to accommodate projections 20, 2| of respective perforated discs 22, 23. Central openings 24, 25 in the respective discs 22, 23 and opening 25 in cover II are provided to 32C- commodate the swivel rivet 21. The sixteen holes D in cover it are equally spaced. Sixteen holes E are arranged on disc 22 such that they will register with sixteen holes D inv cover ll. Four additional holes F are spacedly arranged at ninety degrees from each other and exactly midway between two adjacent holes E.

Perforated disc 23 is provided with sixteen holes G registering with the sixteen holesD in cover ll. Eight holes H are alternatingly located midway between two adjacent holes G.

As shown in Fig. 2 the projection 2| is located in slot IS in such a manner that the disc 23 has been rotated clockwise through an angle of 11% degrees from the position shown in Fig. 5. v In this position of disc 23 spaces K existing between adjacent holes G will register with alternate holes D whereas the holes H will register with the re-. maining holes D. Projection 2!], in Fig. 2, abuts the upper'end of slot 18 which is the position in which this projection as well as the disc 22 are in Fig. 6; in this position each of the holes D in cover ll registers with a respective hole E in disc 22. Since only eight of the holes D and E will also be aligned with holes in disc 23, namely the holes H, a certain quantity of powder will be able to leave the container C by way of the eight sets of aligned holes when the'holder H! is shaken. By moving the knob 20 downward into abutment with the lower end of slot l8, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2, the disc 22'w ill be rotated clockwise through an angle of 11%; degrees so that the holes E will be thrown out of register with the holes H and D. Although, in the latter position of disc 22, certain of the holes D in cover, 5 I will be aligned with respective holes F in disc 22, communication between the holes F and D will be blocked because of the interjacence of spaces K provided on disc 23. Hence the passage of powder through cover I I will be completely blocked, this being the closed position of the device. Thus it will be seen that the position of stud 2| illustrated in Fig. .2 will correspond either to closed or to 8 holes,

depending on the simultaneous position of stud 20.

As shown in Fig. 3, both discs 22 and 23 are in their respective positions indicated in Figs. 5 and 6, hence all the holes E, G and D will be in alignment. This is the position of greatest opening at which a large quantity of powder will be able to leave the container by way of 16 sets of aligned holes. If now, again, the knob 20 is moved into its dotted-line position at the bottom of slot l8, the sixteen holes E will no longer register with the aligned pairs of holes G and D, but four of these pairs will be in register with respective holes F in disc 22. Only a small quantity of powder will now be able to leave the container, due to the presence of only four sets of aligned holes. Thus it will be seen that the position of stud 2| illustrated in Fig. 3. will correspond either to 16 holes or 4 holes, depending again on the simultaneous position of stud 20.

It can be readily seen that with the above described arrangement it is possible to provide four settings of discs in cover H, one setting being to close all of the openings thus preventing any powder leaving the holder; a setting providing sixteen openings which is for the maximum amount of powder which may be shaken from the holder; a setting of four openings for the minimum amount of material which may be shaken; and the intermediate setting of eight holes. The respective positions of knobs 2!, 22 are suitably marked as shown in the drawing.

To prevent powder from emerging through slots [8, $9 of cover II it is desirable to provide disc 23 with a flange closely contacting the inside surface of cover ll.

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, it is apparent that an improved simple, practical and inexpensive device for the purpose intended is provided. It is apparent, however, that immaterial changes and modifications may be made by skilled persons without departing from the true spirit and scope of the invention as outlined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. A holder adapted to contain a material in powder form, comprising a container, a cover member for said container, said cover member being provided with a plurality of openings, a first disc member rotatably mounted adjacent said cover member, said disc member being provided with a plurality of openings spaced in such a manner that at least a certain number thereof will be aligned with respective openings in said cover member in a first position of said disc member and a different number thereof will be aligned with respective openings in said cover member in a second position of said disc member, and a second disc member rotatably mounted adjacent one of the said members, said second disc member being provided with a plurality of openings spaced in such a manner that at least a certain number thereof will be aligned with respective openings in said cover member in a first position of said second disc member and a difierent number thereof will be aligned with respective openings in said cover member in a second position of said second disc member, whereby the rate at which said material may be removed by shaking said holder will be variable according to the positions of said disc members.

2. A holder according to claim 1 wherein both of said disc members have a common pivot on said cover member, all of said openings being equidistant from said pivot.

3. A holder according to claim 1 wherein each of said disc members is rotatable between two operative positions, all of the openings in said cover member being aligned with corresponding openings in a respective disc member in one of said operative positions of said respective disc member.

4. A holder adapted to contain a material in powder form, comprising a container, a cover member for said container, said cover member being provided with a plurality of openings, a first disc member, means rotatably mounting said first disc member on said cover member adjacent thereto, said disc member being provided with a plurality of openings spaced in such a manner that at least a certain number thereof will be aligned with respective openings in said cover member in a predetermined position of said disc member, a second disc member, means rotatably mounting said second disc member on said disc cover member adjacent one of the said members, said second disc member being provided with a plurality of openings spaced in such a manner that at least a certain number thereof will be aligned with respective openings in said cover member in a predetermined position of said second disc member, and means for rotating said 0' disc members relative to each other and to said cover member whereby the rate at which said material may be removed by shaking said holder may be varied.

5. A holder according to claim 4 wherein said disc members are mounted adjacent each other within said container, said means for rotating said disc members comprising a pair of knobs each secured to a respective disc member and projecting through a respective slot provided in said cover member.

6. A holder according to claim 5 wherein the disc member immediately adjacent said cover member is smaller than the other disc member, said other disc member being provided with a flange contacting said cover member to prevent said material from emerging through said slots.

7. A holder member according to claim 6 wherein said cover member and said disc members are dome-shaped.

8. A holder adapted to contain a material in powder form, comprising a container, a cover for said container, said cover being provided with a plurality of openings, and a disc pivotally mounted on said cover, said disc being provided with a plurality of openings spaced in such a manner that in one position of said disc all the openings in said cover will be aligned with respective openings in said disc and in another position of said disc only some of the openings in said cover will be aligned with respective openings in said disc, whereby the rate at which said material may be removed by shaking said holder will be variable according to the position of said disc.

HERMAN BLOCK.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 693,350 Fletcher Feb. 11. 1902 1,667,818 Page May 1, 1928

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US693350 *Jul 26, 1901Feb 11, 1902Vegetol CompanyPackage for tooth-powder or like preparations.
US1667818 *Aug 6, 1926May 1, 1928Lincoln Page WilliamCanister and like box or container
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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/548, 222/565
International ClassificationB65D47/26, B65D47/04
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/265
European ClassificationB65D47/26D4