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Publication numberUS2595000 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 29, 1952
Filing dateSep 24, 1949
Priority dateOct 23, 1948
Publication numberUS 2595000 A, US 2595000A, US-A-2595000, US2595000 A, US2595000A
InventorsJoseph Ruetz
Original AssigneeJoseph Ruetz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Closure device for containers
US 2595000 A
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April 29, 1952 J. RUETz 2,595,000

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wm Hlm m Patented Apr. 29, 1952 CLOSURE DEVICE FOR CONTAINERS r- AJoseph metz', Biel, switzerland Application september 24, 1949,seria1N0. 117,590

In Switzerland October 23,. 1948 This invention relates to a closure device for containers, such as bottles, tubes, cans and the 6 Claims. (Cl. 220141)v` top of the container running parallel to the plane of the mouth of the container, the lower longitudinal faces of which bead form guides for a sliding member, which, in the closed position, at least partially covers a closure member and co-operates with the latter in such a way that, on first withdrawing the sliding member, a projection of the latter runs on'to a ramp on the closure member, whereby the latter is tipped into a released position, on further withdrawal the closure member is carried along with it and,

riding up a ramp provided for the purpose on.

the container, is lifted clear of the mouth of the container from the released position, and on still further withdrawal of the sliding member is nally withdrawn from above the mouth of the container.

The bead on the top of the container may be of rectangular cross section.

An annular bead may be arranged around the mouth of the container, having a coned outer surface of erect frustro-conical shape. A ramp may also be provided at the top of the container.`

Gn withdrawing the sliding member one side of the closure'member then runs up the said coned surface and the other side of the closure member runs up the said ramp wherebythe clos-ure member is lifted clear of the mouth of the container. One embodiment of the invention will now be described with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation partly in section showing thetop of the container with the closure device in the closed position, Fig. 2 is a similar view to that of Fig.. 1 ing the closure device open.

Fig. 3 is a plan view of Fig. 1, l Fig. 4 is a section taken through the top of the container on the line IV'-IV of Fig. 1, and Fig. 5 is a section on the line V-V of Fig. l. Referring now to the drawings, l indicates the top of a container provided with a.bead 2 of rec,- tangular cross section running parallel tothe plane I-I of the mouth of the container. The pouring opening is shown at 3; it is surrounded by an annular bead 0, the outer surface of which is of erect frustro-conical shape. A ramp 5 and a travel-limiting stop 5 are also provided on the top of the container. I indicates a sliding member having two guide flanges 8.engaging beneath showing member is provided with anebutment edge la and, in'the closed position of the closure device, atleast partially covers a closure member 9,- which is formed in the shape of a lid with vdownturned margins. An elastic packing l0, for example a cork cushion, is disposed within the lid of the closure member and may be clad with a covering metal foil. 'Ihe closure member is provided with two rearwardly projecting side members Il carryingl ramps 9a for releasing the closure member and also a stop 9b for limiting the stroke of the sliding member.

The manner of operation of the above described device is as follows:

When the closure device is closed (Figs. 1,- 3, 4 and 5) the closure member is seated on the bead 4 of the mouth of the container. The sliding member 'l partially covers the lid of the closure member and presses the elastic packing I0 against the annular bead 4 provided on the top of the container. When the sliding member ,l is pulled backwards, the edge 'lb runs on to the ramp 9a of the closure member 9. As the edge lb runs up the ramp the closure member is tipped as .shown by the arrow A and thereby released. On further withdrawal of the sliding member the edge 'lb engages the stop 9b on the closure member'so that the latter is carried along rearwards with-the sliding member. The front edge of the lid f the closure *member now slides over the adjacent coned face of the bead 4 and the rear4 side slides over the ramp 5 whereby the closure member is lifted clear of the pouring opening. When the sliding member-which may v be roughened or grooved on its outer side to forma hand gripisnow withdrawn further, lthe closure member gradually moves into thev position"'shown in Fig. 2A in' which it abuts the stop 6 on the top of the container. In this position the pouring opening is free for use.

When the device is closed the edge la of the l sliding member pushes the closure member in front of it until the latter is positioned above the pouring opening. When further pressure is applied to the sliding member to close it, the slidingmember* engages over the lid of the closure member along the curve 9c and presses down the the longitudinal faces. of the bead 2. The slidelastic packing I0 on to the annular bead d onthe top of the container.

What I claim is:

1. A container and closure means therefor comprising, in combination, a pouring end portion on said container having the mouth of the container located at one side thereof and having a, projecting bead4 located therearound, said bead having a' substantially flat under''snface; a closure means mounted over the mouth -of said con tainer when the container is closed, said closure means having at least one elongated control element connected thereto and extending along the side of said bead, said control element having an edge portion which is inclined in a direction extending from the outer end of the mouth of the container toward the undersurface of said bead and from said one side of said pouring end portion toward the other side thereof, said inclined edge portion of said control element extending through the plane in which said flatv undersurface of said bead is located; and actuating means for said closure means having a portioni thereof located at least partially over. said closure means when said closure means is in closedpo'sition, said actuating means comprising a flanged portion extending along said fiat undersurface. of saidv bead so as to guide the movement of said actuating means, said flanged portionhaving an end located adjacent. to saidl inclined. edge portion. of said control element when said actuating means is in closed position, the distance between said end of said flanged Aportion of said actuating means and the point of said inclined edge portion of said control element which. is located in said plane being at leastequal to the-length of said portion of said actuating means which is-located over said closure means, whereby, when said actuating means is moved from said one side of the pouring end portion. toward the other side thereof to open the container, said end of said flanged portion contacts said inclined edge'portion of said control element to raise saidcontrol element with respect to-said flanged portion and thereby raise said closure means fromthe mouth of said container to break the seal therebetween before any lateral movement is imparted to said closure means by said actuating means.

2. A container and closure means therefor comprising, in combination, a pouring end portion on said container having the mouth of the container located at one side thereof and having a, projecting bead located therearound, said bead having a substantially flat undersurface; a closure means mounted over the mouth of said container when the container is closed, saidclosure means having. at least one elongated control element connected thereto and extending along the side of said bead, said control element vhaving an edge portion which is inclined in aidirectionextending from the outer end of theimouth of the container toward the undersurface of Asaid bead and from said one side'of said pouring end portion toward the other side thereofsaid inclined edge portion of said control element extending through the planein which said fiat undersurface of said bead is'locatedand terminating in a .stop portion on said control element which extends away from said bead on. theV undersurface side thereof; and actuating means fory said closure means having a portion thereof located atleast partially over said closure means when said closure means is in closed position, said actuating means comprising a flanged portion extending along said flat undersurface of said bead so as to guide the movement of said actuating means, said flanged portion having an end. located adjacent to said inclined edge portion of saidv control element when said actuating means is in closed position, the distance between said end of said flanged portion of said actuating means and the point of said inclined edge portion of said control element which is located in said Plane being at least equal to the length of said por.- tion of said actuating means whichis located over said closure means, whereby, when said actuating means is moved from said one side of the pouring end portion toward the other side thereof to open the container, said end of said flanged portion contacts said inclined edge portion of said control element to raise said control element with respect to said flanged portion and thereby raise said closure means from the mouth of said container to break the seal therebetween before any lateral movement is imparted to said closure means by said actuating means and the continued movement of said actuating means fromsaidone side of said pouring end portion to the other side thereof causing said end of said angedportion of said actuating means to convinsealing relation with respect to the mouth of the container when the container is closed, said closure means having at least one elongated control element lconnected thereto and extending along the sideof said bead, said control element having an edge portion which is inclined in a direction extending from the outer end of the mouth of the container toward the undersurface 4of said bead and from said one side of said pouring end portion toward the other side thereof, said inclined edge portion of said control element extending through the plane in which said fiat undersurface of said bead is located and terminating in a stop portion on said control element which extends away from said bead on the undersurface side thereof; a projecting portion ,located on said pouring end portion on the other side thereof and adjacent to said closure means when it is in closed position, said projecting portion having an inclined surface which leads upwardly away from said surface portion of'said .closure means; and actuating means for said closureV means having a portion thereof located atleast partially over said closure means when said closure means is in closed position, said actuating means comprising a flanged portion extending along said at undersurface of said bead so as to guide the movement of said actuating means, said flanged portion having an end located adjacent to said inclined edge portion of said control element when said actuating means is in closed position, the distance between said end of said flanged portion of said actuating means and the point of said inclined edge portion of said control element which is located in said plane being at least equal to the length of said portion of said actuating means which is located over said closure means, whereby, when said actuating means is moved from said one side of the pouring end portion toward the other side thereof to open the container, said end of said flanged portion contacts said inclined edge portion of said control element to raise' said control element with respect to said flanged portion and thereby raise said closure means. from the mouth of said container to break the Seal therebetween before any lateral movement is `imparted to said closure means by Said actuating means and the continued movement of said actuating means from said one side of said pouring end portion to the other side thereof causing said end of said flanged portion of said actuating means to contact said stop portion of said control element so as to move said closure means laterally across said pouring end portion from said one side thereof to the other side thereof to uncover the mouth of the container and whereby said inclined surface of said projecting portion causes said closure means to be raised above the mouth of the container as it is moved from said one side of said pouring end portion to the other side thereof.

4. A container and closure means therefor comprising, in combination, a pouring end portion on said container having the mouth of the container located at one side thereof and having a projecting bead located therearound, said bead having" a substantially ilat undersurface; a closure means mounted over the mouth of said container and having a surface portion located in sealing relation with respect to the mouth of the container when the container is closed, said closure means having at least one elongated control element connected thereto and extending along the side of said bead, said control element having an edge portion which is inclined in a direction extending from the outer end of the mouth of the container toward the undersurface of said bead and from said one side of said pouring end portion toward the other side thereof, said inclined edge portion of said control element extending through the plane in which said flat undersurface of saidl bead is located and terminating in a stop portion on said control element which extends away from said bead on the undersurface side thereof; a projecting portion 1ocated on said pouring end portion on the other side thereof and adjacent to said closure means when it is in closed position, said projecting portion having an inclined surface which leads upwardly away from said surface portion of said closure means and having a stop surface confronting said closure means so as to limit the movement of said closure means in the direction from said one side of said pouring end portion to the other side thereof; and actuating means for said closure means having a portion thereof located at least partially over said closure means when said closure means is in closed position, said actuating means comprising a flanged portion extending along said flat undersurface of said bead so as to guide the movement of said actuatingmeans, said flanged portion having an end located adjacent to said inclined edge portion of said control element when said actuating means is in closed position, the distance between said end of said flanged portion of said actuating means and the point of said inclined edge portion of said control element which is located in said plane being at least equal to the length of said portion of said actuating means which is located over said closure means, whereby, when saidactuating means is moved from said one side of the pouring end portion toward rthe other side thereof to open the container, said end of said flanged portion contacts said inclined edge portion of said control element to raise said control element with respect to said flanged portion and thereby raise said closure means from the mouth of said container to break the seal therebetween before any lateral movement is imparted -to said closure means by said actuating means and the continued movement of said actuating means from said one side of saidepouring end portion to the other side thereof causing said end of said flanged portion of said actuating means to contact said stop portion of said control element so as to move said closure means laterally across comprising, in combination, a pouring end portion on said container having a projecting bead located therearound, said bead having a substantially flat undersurface; a closure means mounted over the mouth of said container and having a surface portion located in sealing rela'- tion with respect to the mouth of the container when the container is closed, said surface portion being made of a resilient material, said closure means having at least one elongated control element connected thereto and extending along the side of said bead, said control element having an edge portion which is inclined in a direction extending from the outer end of the mouth of the container toward the undersurface of said bead and from said one side of said pouring end portion toward the other side thereof, said inclined edge portion of said control element extending through the plane in which said flat undersurface of said bead is located and terminating in a stop portion on said control element which extends away from said bead on the undersurface side thereof; a projecting portion located on said pouring end portion on the other side thereof and adjacent to said closure means `when it is in closed position, said projecting portion having an inclined surface which leads upwardly away from said surface portion of 4said closure means and having a stop surface confronting said closure means so as to limit the movement of said closure means in the direction from said one side of said pouring end portion to the other side thereof; an additional projecting portion located on said pouring end portion of said container about the mouth thereof and having a surface which is at least partially inclined in the same direction as the inclined surface of said first-mentioned projecting Dortion, whereby when said closure means is moved laterally across the mouth of the container said inclined surfaces of said projecting portions cooperate to raise said closure means with respect to the mouth of the container; and actuating means for said closure means having a portion thereof locatedat least partially over said clo-, sure means when said closure means is in closed position, said actuating means comprising a flanged portion extending along said flat undersurface of said bead so as to guide the movement of said actuating means, the distance between said flanged portion of said actuating means and said portion thereof overlying said closure means being small enough to cause said closure means to be pressed against the mouth of the container, said flanged portion having an end located adjacent to said inclined edge portion of said control element when said actuating means is in closed position, the distance between said end of said flanged portion of said actuating means and the `point o f said inclined edge portion lof said control element which is located in said plane being at least equal to the length of said portion of said actuating means which is located overY said closure means, whereby, when said actuating means is moved from said one side of the pouring end portion toward the other side thereof to open the container, said end of said flanged portion contacts said inclined edge portion of said control element to raise said control element with respect to said flanged portion and thereby raisesaid closure means from the mouth of said' container to break the seal therebetween before any lateral movement is imparted to said closure means by said actuating means and the continued movement of said actuating means from said one side of said pouring end portion to theother side thereof causing said end of said anged portion of said actuating means to contact said stop portion of said control element so as to move said closure means laterally across said pouring endportion from said one side thereof to the other side thereof to uncover the mouth of the container and whereby when the closure means is moved by said actuating means into closing position said projecting portion located about the mouth of the container extends into and deforms said resilient surface portion of'said closure means so as to effectively seal the container.

6. A container and closure means therefor comprising, in combination, a pouring end portion on said container having the mouth of the container located at one side thereof and having a projecting bead located therearound, said bead having a substantially flat undersurface; a closure means mounted over the mouth of said container and having a surface portion located in sealing relation with respect to the mouth of the container when the container is closed, said surface portion being made of a resilient material, said closure means having at least one elongated control element connected thereto and extending along the side of said bead, said control element having an edge portion which is inclined in a direction extending from the outer end of the mouth of the container toward the undersurface of said bead and from said one side of said pouring end portion toward the other side thereof, said inclined edge portion of said control element extending through the plane in which said flat undersurface of said bead is located and terminating in a stop portion on said control element which extends away from said bead on the undersurface side thereof; a projecting portion located on said pouring end portion on the other side thereof and adjacent to said closure means when it is in closed position, said projecting portion having an inclined surface which leads upwardly away from said surface portion of said closure means and having a stop surface confronting said closure means so as to limit the movement of said closure means in the direction from said one side of said pouring end portion to the other Vside thereof; an additional projecting portion located on said pouring end portion of said container about the mouth thereof and having a surface which is at least partially inclined in the same direction as the inclined surface of said first-mentioned projectingportion, whereby when said closure means is moved laterally across the mouth of the container said inclined surfaces of said projecting portions cooperate to raise said closure means with respect: to` the mouth of the container; and actuating means for said closure means having a portion thereof located at least partially over said' closure means when said closure means is in closed position, said actuating means comprising a flangedY portion extending along said flat undersurface of said bead so as to guide the movement of said actuating means, the distance between said flanged portion of said actuating means and said portion thereof overlying said closure means being small enough to cause said closure means to be pressed against the mouth of the container, said anged portion having an end located adjacent to said inclined edge portion of vsaid control element when said actuating means is in closed position, the distance between said end of said flanged portion of said actuating means and the point of said inclined edge ,portion of said control element which is located in said plane being at least equal to the length of said portion of said actuating means which is located over said closure means, whereby, when said actuating means is moved from said one side of the pouring end portion toward the other side thereof to open the container, said end of said flanged portion contacts said inclined edge portion of said control element to raise said control element with respect to said flanged portion and thereby raise said closure means from the mouth of said container to break the seal therebetween before any lateral movement is imparted to said closure means by said actuating means and the continued movement of said actuating means from said one side of said pouring end portion to the other side thereof causing said end of said flanged portion of said actuating means to contact said stop portion of said control element so as to move said closure means laterally across said pouring end portion from said other side thereof to the other side thereof to uncover the mouth of the container and whereby when the closure means is moved by said actuating means into closing position said projecting portion located about the mouth of the container extends into and deforms said resilient surface Yportion of said closure means so as to effectively seal the container, said portion of said actuating means which is located over said closure means in its closed position having an edge which is located adjacent to a side of said closure means when it is in fully open position, whereby when said actuating means is moved from said other side of said pouring endy portion towards said one side thereof said edge of said portion of said actuating means pushes said closure means ahead of it until the side of said closure means pushed by said actuating means drops down said inclined surface of said firstementioned projecting portion to permit said portion of said actuating means to ride over said closure means in order to press it against the mouth of the container and in order to accurately locate the closure means in the same position over the mouth of the container each time it is closed.

JOSEPH RUETZ.

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

FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 103,088 Australia Jan. 25, 1938 814,825 Fl'llc Mal. 30, 1937

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2731177 *Feb 19, 1952Jan 17, 1956Karl RuetzContainer closure device
US2753070 *Apr 6, 1954Jul 3, 1956Karl RuetzContainer with closing device
US3731855 *Jun 30, 1971May 8, 1973Johnson & Son Inc S CPressurized containers
US5687885 *Oct 24, 1995Nov 18, 1997Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Co.Dispensing container and sliding cap assembly
Classifications
U.S. Classification222/542, 222/561, 215/322
International ClassificationB65D45/02, B65D45/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D45/02
European ClassificationB65D45/02