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Publication numberUS2576416 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 27, 1951
Filing dateJun 8, 1948
Priority dateJun 8, 1948
Publication numberUS 2576416 A, US 2576416A, US-A-2576416, US2576416 A, US2576416A
InventorsRandlett Edward A
Original AssigneeOwens Illinois Glass Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Snap-on perforated shaker disk for condiment container and closure cap over said disk
US 2576416 A
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Nov. 27, 1951 E A RANDLETT 2,576,416

P-ON, P FORTED SHAKER DISK FOR CONDIMENT ONTAIN AND CLOSURE CAP OVER SAID DISK Filed June 8, 1948 EDWARD AKANLz-z Patented Nov. 27, 1951 SNAP-10N QBEBIFORATED SHAKER .-DISKIOR .CONDlMENIE .CQNTAINER AND CLQSURE ICAPOV'ER SAIDi'DISK Edvralrlt-Al Itandlett, a Baltimore, rMd., Yassignor to yDwellsalllinois,: Grlaiiss` Eompanyg a corporation of Ohio .Application-June 8,

,wfelaims 11 'My invention relates f to a bottleor :container -forf condiments or other'po-wdered. or .vgranulated 'imateria-ls, provided' with afclosure 'and a :peliforated':shaiaer. disc through which thefmaterials fared-'ispensed An object .of the invention :is` 1 to provide fan article of'4 this character provided with .fafremovable can'enclosureandy as novel form of. perforated :shakerndisk .which :is 'retained' in. position on `the container whemthecap 15g-removed, thereby vperznitting @the :contents :of the :.containeri to 5 be .-disnensed'fthrough thesshaker discgtheisaidfdisc rbeing,` readily. removableffromthe container indenendently; of theA closurereap.

tizfurther obiectof the invention; iste provide V:a combined iclosui'ei can :and rneriorated :shaker dise ferictienaily v4or Preri-iovfablv 'sheld z-witliin. the zapsibefore the .latter is--plaeed-cn gtghecontainer :and ovni-cli d-isa when the can ,-sseievcediinto pllstien, is :automatically attached the conftainer. permittingA jtne l cap to-,beyremoved Withoutdetaching thedise irom thefcontainer.

A fumier-object of. the. invention; is' to .provide a container with` aclosure-cap` and a'perforated .shaker -disewithin tha cap.. and which. serves-.as v5 a sealing-gasket-when the Cap SLaiSPi-.ied tothe container ,and Whichfremains attached tothe container in. operative: position-.when the` cap-fis removed.

4Other objects .-,of the invention-Will appear hereinafter.

Referring to the. accompanying. drawings:

1 is a .part sectional sideelevation fof 4a shaker. device embodying rnyinventionfparbsof .the structure ,being broken, away Fig. l2is, `a frag-riientaryy sectional elevationccf .the same on. a..somewhat-largerscale;

Fig., 3 is an elevationViewl of. the .shaker ,tilted to .position for .dispensingits contenta-trilocali being removed and. a portionv of theshakei'tdisc .being broken away;

Fig. i is a. bottom plancview ,oiA the ,shaker disc.

The shaker. comprises abottle, lix or container, closurecan@ and shaker ,.disol.r ,Thetcap comprises a circular. topfand adependnamareinal skirt or flanges. YThe capmay beattached ,to the, container byanysuitable or. ,conventional means, the cap being preferably -c eitherof V.the Snap-n type or screw-threadedtyne. vAsshovvn the neck of the `container ,isiormedwitlta spiral "thread, H or bead which cooperates with, a` screw -thread l2 formed on the interior surfacenQf ,the capskirt `i), for removably securing the canon the container.

The shaker-disc 1- is-in the formsof ailat cirl-c-ular jdisc providedwwith a lmultiplioity- -of "per- 1948, Serial No. 31,618

"2 ziorations` l'3'-distributed-thereover- The disomay "be -oi slightly Eless diameter than the interior -diameterofthe ski-rt 9 and fits against the-:flat `loot-torn orrinnersurface o the top 8. ofthe.- cap. The -discfis A preferably made-of an elastic, `corn- Yfpressible, 'rubber-#like material which 'makes sealing contact with the top surface 'M of-'the container neck and also-makes sealing contact with the inner'flat surface ofE the cap top 8. The-disc '10 may be rnade of polythene which I have found is particularly adapted fior the-purpose Vof 4my invention. The dis-c' l" may haveafiriotitmalV fit Within-l the cap, ormay'fhave its outer diameter somewhat greater --than the 'inner fdi-ameter rof 'the screw thread l2 so *that-When the Adisc `is assembled with4 the cap; it is; retained therein.

i'norciertor attach the disc 'i'to the container neck when the capis screwed ntovposition on the container, the following construction of `the -disc and. container neckjis provided. The yolisc is vformedi with an integral, depending marginal Vilangej t5, extending throughout its circumie-rence,

Ltheflange having formed .on .its inner surtaG-e ari-annular bead i'- Tneinner .surface of the .fbead as shown inccrossfsecton is substantially V'rShapad -and has. a. downwardly and inwaldly VI inelirieichr tanered surface l1, below ,which ,is

a .downwardly .and outwardly .inclined ,or .flared surface i8. ',Thepbcttle neck is formed with .a

QQITTQSpondinglv :shaped circumferential groove t9 to Vreceive the bead it.. .Thegroove t9. is

;tainer neck, 1vthereby providing an annulairib or .bead .2U the.v lower surface of -vvhichf is. tapered,

and against which the surface l1 of .thebead |26 hearscwhenthedisc 'lisattachedtofthe con- .,tainel. neck., v,A circumferential.groove, 22; oriillet is ,formed inthe 4disc I at: the -jiinctionbf the flange i5; aIiiLJoodyr ofV the disc, therebvpitoviding 40 i a comparatively. narrow,- neck., portion uniting the bead I6 xvith .tl1e bodyoiihe disc. vThis construction permits. the flange. I With the bead; t6 .to Sailing.,outvi landly over. the ribfzas' the disc is creed downwardly `onto the container., the. bead IBhensHaLxpnginto position. inl the-groove 1 t9. .In assemblingthe parts.-tloefA disci is first Yplaced .Within the.,.c.ap..5 and. is held- .againstaccidental -reigno valnr Ldisplacement as, above described. .The .capwiththe disc l therein. isscrewed. or'. moved jdown into positionnthe container, this.,o;peration. dependingron. the particular type oi attach- !rig means. errlployedk As thecap is .thus brought clown into positionthe eliseiis carriednown- :Ward into sealing `erigua-gernent with the container described. The container is thus cl-osed and sealed. Y

When it is desired to dispense the contents of the container, the closure cap is unscrewed or removed while the shaker disc 1 remains securely held in place by the interlocking engagement of the beads i6 and 20. The contents of the container may then be dispensed by shaking the container as is indicated in Fig. 3. The shakerv disc may readily be removed when desired for refilling the container, or for other purpose. When the closure cap is placed on the container, the disc 1 makes a hermetic seal between the container neck and cap, thereby protecting the contents of the container.

Modications may be resorted to within the spirit and scope of my invention.

Iclaim:

1. The combination of a shaker disc formed with perforations therethrough at points distributed over the surface of said disc, the disc having a marginal depending flange formed with means on its inner surface for attachment to a container, and a closure cap having a depending margin-al skirt formed on its inner surface with a spiral thread or bead, said disc being seated within said cap and of greater diameter than that of the cap skirt at the inner surface of said thread and thereby holding the disc within said cap.

2. A shaker comprising a container having an open circular neck, a shaker disc seated on said neck and formed with a multiplicity of perforations through which powdered contents of the container may be dispensed, said neck being formed with an annular bead on its exterior surface adjacent to the top surface of the neck, said disc having a marginal skirt formed with a circumferential bead on its inner surface, said circumferential bead engaging beneath the firstmentioned bead and holding said disc in sealing contact with the container neck, said disc consisting of exible, resilient, elastic material and being formed with an annular interior groove at the upper edge of the skirt thereby permitting the bead on the disc to expand and spring past the said bead on the container neck when the disc is placed on top of the neck and downward pressure applied to bring the disc to sealing position on the container, a closure cap comprising a circular top seated on the disc in sealing contact therewith and having a marginal depending skirt, and means for removably attaching the cap to the container and permitting the cap to be removed while the disc is held in position on the container neck.

3. A shaker comprising a container having an open circular neck, a shaker disc seated on said neck and formed with a multiplicity of perforations therethrough, said neck being formed on its outer surface with an annular neck bead atthe upper end of the neck, said disc having a skirt formed with a circumferential bead on its inner surface of smaller inner diameter than the outer diameter of the neck bead and engaging beneath the neck bead and holding the disc inv container neck and cap skirt being formed with cooperating screw threads positioned below the disc and said beads for the attachment of the cap to the container and for causing the disc to snap into said sealing position on the container neck when the cap with the disc therein is screwed into position on the container, the inner diameter of the screw thread on the cap skirt being less than the exterior diameter of the disc whereby the disc and cap are held in assembled relation before being applied to the container and permitting the parts to be assembled by screwing the cap into position on the container after the disc has been assembled with cap, the disc being held in position on the container neck when the cap is unscrewed and removed from the container.

4. A shaker comprising a container having an open circular neck, a shaker disc seated on the neck in sealing contact therewith and formed with a multiplicity of perforations through which powdered contents of the container may be dispensed, said neck formed at its upper end with an exterior annular bead and an annular recess immediately below said bead, said disc being formed with an integral marginal skirt depending therefrom, the skirt having formed on its inner surface an annular bead engaging and tting within said annular recess, the disc being shaped to provide an annular, interior groove at the upper edge of the skirt, the beaded portion of the said skirt being exible outwardly t0 permit the bead to expand and snap over the bead on the container neck when downward pressure is applied to the disc, and a closure cap comprising a circular top fitted on the disc and a marginal depending skirt, the container neck and the cap skirt being formed with cooperating screw threads on their exterior and interior surfaces respectively, the inner diameter of the screw thread on the cap skirt being less than the exterior diameter of the disc whereby the disc and cap are held in assembled relation before being applied to the container and permitting the parts to be assembled by screwing the cap into position on the container after the dischas been assembled with the cap, the disc being held in position on the container neck when the cap is unscrewed and removed from the container.

5. A combined sealing liner and sifter cap for a condiment container provided with a mouth having an undercut peripheral lip and having a threaded neck portion to receive a closure cap, said combined liner and sifter cap comprising an elastic rubber-like body having a central perforated disc portion with a depending continuous flange around its periphery, whereby the same may be snapped and retained over the Vmouth of said container, said disc portion being adapted to provide a seal between the mouth of the container and the closure cap.

6. The combination with a container having an externally-threaded neck portion to receive a closure cap and having a peripherally undercut lip at the mouth thereof, of a dispensing cap formed of a slightly resilient rubber-like material fitted over said lip and stressed so as to be removably held thereon, said dispensing cap having a perforated flat disc area covering the mouth of the container and having a depending flange encircling the undercut lip of the container and of an internal diameter such that the ange is under slight tension when the dispensing cap is on the container.

7. The combination dened in claim 6 wherein there is a 'removable closure cap screwed onto the threaded neck of the container having an interior surface which bears against the top of the dispensing cap above the lip of the container and which presses against the dispensing cap to form a seal around the lip of the container.

8. The combination with a container having an externally-threaded neck portion to receive a closure cap, said container having a perpherally undercut lip at the mouth thereof providing a downwardly tapered surface surrounding the container immediately below the top surface of the neck, a dispensing cap formed of a slightly resilient rubber-like material fitted over said lip, said dispensing cap comprising a flat disc forming the body thereof and covering the mouth of the container, the disc being formed with dispensing openings therethrough and having a depending ange encircling the undercut lip of the container, said flange being formed with an inner downwardly tapered surface bearing against said tapered surface on the container, said flange being of a diameter to provide a snap-on fit on the container.

9. The combination defined in claim 8 wherein there is a removable closure cap screwed onto the threaded neck of the container having an interior surface which bears against the top of the dispensing cap above the lip of the container and which presses against the dispensing cap to form a seal around the lip of the container.

10. The combination of a shaker disc and a container,said shaker disc consisting of resilient, flexible material and comprising a ilat cir cular body with a multiplicity of perforations therethrough distributed over said body and a circumferential flange depending vertically from said body and of substantially uniform exterior throughout, said flange formed on its inner surface with an annular bead, said bead having a downwardly tapered upper surface and an upwardly tapered lower surface, said container having an open circular neck formed on its exterior surface with an annular bead at the upper end thereof shaped to engage over the said bead on the disc flange, the inner diameter of the bead onthe disc flange being less than the diameter of the neck bead, said disc being formed with a circumferential groove in its inner surface at the junction of the said ange with the body of the disc, thereby forming a comparatively thin neck portion uniting the body of the disc with said bead of the disc and permitting the latter to be flexed outwardly and its diameter expanded for attaching it to the container in sealing contact with the top surface of said container neck, and an imperforate closure cap having a screw threaded connection with said neck and thereby held seated on said disc, in sealing contact therewith, the internal diameter of said cap at the inner surface of said thread being less than the diameter of said disc whereby said cap and disc are held in assembly relation before being applied to the container.

EDWARD A. RANDLE'I'I.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/542, 222/520, 222/519, 222/565, 215/321, 222/562, 222/498, 215/277, 222/567
International ClassificationB65D47/06, A47G19/00, B65D47/18, A47G19/24
Cooperative ClassificationA47G19/24, B65D47/185
European ClassificationB65D47/18A, A47G19/24