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w. RAAB COMBINED BOTTLE TOP AND APPLICATOR Filed March 17, 1949 Nov. 14, 1950 INVEN TOR ATTORNEYS Patented Nov. 14, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 COMBINED BOTTLE TOP AND APPLIGATOR Walter Raab, A1b'any',LN. Y.
Application March 17, 1949, Serial No. 81,945
This invention relates to a combined bottle stopper'andapplicator for use on containers having'thr'eaded portions to-receive the usual threaded cap for closing the bottle or container.
An important object of the invention is to provide a combined stopper and applicator wherein the inner end of the applicator is provided with a stopper for engaging within the mouth of the bottle or container, closing the same to prevent the material contained therein from passing from the bottle or container, when the stopper is in its closed position.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a stopper which will be operated by the closure cap, the stopper being moved from its seat to permit the material to pass therefrom, when the cap is rotated slightly, loosening the stopper.
A further object of the invention i to provide means at the end of the stopper for applying the material contained in the bottle or jar, when the stopper is operated to release the material.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts, hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view through the mouth of a bottle, illustrating the combined closure and applicator, forming the subject matter of the present invention.
Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof.
Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view through a modified form of the invention.
Fig. 4 is a plan view thereof.
Fig. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view through a further modified form of the invention.
Fig. 6 is a longitudinal sectional view through a still further modified form of the invention.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the reference character 5 indicates the threaded end of a bottle neck, the inner surface thereof at the end of the neck being beveled, providing a valve seat.
The reference character 6 indicates the coneshaped closure or cap, which is formed with internal threads that fit over the threads of the neck 5, securing the closure or cap in position.
The outer end of the closure or cap 6 is formed with spaced longitudinal grooves I, the portions of the closure or cap between the grooves, pre- 1 Claim. (01. -13237) 2 senting a curved surface conforming to and fitted over the curved end 8 of the stem 9, forming a part of the stopper I0. Thus it will be noted that the closure or cap 6 provides means for holding the stopper in position. The stopper I0 is constructed to engage the valve seat formed at the end of the bottle mouth, closing the same, when the closure or cap 6 has been moved to force the valve Iil into the mouth of the bottle.
As shown by Fig. 1, the closure or cap 6 is so constructed that a space II is provided between the stopper I0 and inner surface of the cap, providing a passageway for the material passing around the valve, to flow to the curved end 8 or applicator formed at the outer end of the stem 9 to be spread as desired.
The curved end 8 is shown as extended beyond the outer end of the closure or cap I5, so that the closure or cap 6 will not interfere with the ap plication of the material.
In the form of the invention as shown by Fig. 3, the valve indicated by the reference character I2 is provided with the stem I3, the outer end of which is recessed at I4 to receive the ball I5 that rests therein, the ball being of a size to extend beyond the outer end of the closure or cap I6 to spread the material passing through the closure or cap to the surface being treated.
In this form of the invention the grooves I! are provided at the discharge end of the cap or closure I8, through which the material passes around the ball I5.
While this structure is quite similar to the structure shown in Fig. 1, the ball I5 will provide a moving surface or applicator to freely spread the material. It will, of course, be understood that when the closure or cap I6 is rotated to loosen the same, the valve I2 will open allowing the material contained in the bottle I8 to pass therefrom, when the bottle is tipped with the discharge end down. As shown by Fig. 5, the bottle or container is indicated by the reference character I9 and the cap 20 is provided with a threaded portion fitted over the threaded mouth of the bottle or container I9.
The inner surface of the cap 20 is smaller at its outer end and curved to fit the curved end 2I of the valve 22, the cap being also provided with longitudinal grooves 23 through which liquid from the bottle or container I9 passes to the curved or applicator end of the valve 22.
The lower end of the valve 22 is tapered as at 24 to fit into the mouth of the bottle, or container I9, closing the same.
In the modified form of the invention, as
shown by Fig. 6, the cap 25 is threaded on the mouth of the bottle 26, and is provided with an integral valve member 21 formed with a beveled edge 28 fitted in the mouth of the bottle, closing the mouth of the bottle.
Between the valve member 21 and edge of the cap 25, is provided an annular space 29 into which liquid from the bottle 26 passes, when the cap 25 is rotated to move the valve member 21 from its seat.
Passageways 30 extend to the outer surface of the cap 25 and communicate with the space 29 so that the liquid may pass to the wide flat surface 3| of the cap 25 for applying the liquid or material over a surface.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
A combined container closure and applicator, comprising a body portion having a threaded end positioned over the threaded discharge end of a container, and a stopper disposed within the body portion, said stopper adapted to move into the discharge end of the container closing the REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
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