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Publication numberUS2675945 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 20, 1954
Filing dateApr 8, 1950
Priority dateApr 8, 1950
Publication numberUS 2675945 A, US 2675945A, US-A-2675945, US2675945 A, US2675945A
InventorsHahn Milton K
Original AssigneeHahn Milton K
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container for dispensing liquids
US 2675945 A
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m K 441A BY [a Patented Apr. 20, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.

This invention relates to containers for dispensing liquids from sealed cans, such as condensed milk, and it is among the objects thereof to provide a dispensing container which shall be adapted to pierce and seal a can and retain it in solid position when the container is tilted in use, such container being adapted to designs pleasing in appearance.

The invention will become more apparent from a consideration of the accompanying drawing, constituting a part hereof, in which like reference characters designate like parts, and in which:

Fi 1 is a view in perspective of a dispensing container embodying the principles of this invention;

Fig. 2 a vertical cross sectional view thereof, partially in elevation; and

Fig. 3 a vertical section of a fragmentary portion of a modified form of the container shown in Fig.2.

With reference to the drawing, numeral I designates a substantially cylindrica1 shaped container, preferably of plastic or other materials, that is provided with ribs 2 that constitute grips and an axial flange 3 on which it is seated. The container is provided with a threaded end 4, the threads of which interact with the threads of a cover 6. The cover is provided with a pouring lip 1 and a self-draining recess 8 that terminates in the opening 9.

The pouring end of the lid is provided with an enlarged section In having a recess I I for receiving a sealing gasket I2 of neoprene or other synthetic or natural rubber, and a piercing tube I3 is held by the gasket I2 in a position to pierce and extend below the top I 4 of a metal container such as used for liquid foods such as condensed milk. A cover 6 is provided with a vent opening I5 and the parts are assembled for dispensing the fluid content from the metal container I5, the dispensing container I being of substantially the size to hold the inner container I5.

The operation of the above described invention is briefly as follows. A vent hole I6 is made in container I5 by pressing piercer IS on cover I4. The piercer I8 is then withdrawn and placed 180 from vent hole I9. The piercing point is then forced through cover I4 until sealing gasket I2 seats as shown in Fig. 3. Container I is then raised around container I5 to engage threads 4 and 5 and is rotated to firmly screw cover 5 on the container I. Rotation of the cover puts pressure on sealing gasket I2 to prevent escape of fluid except through pouring spout 9. Any liquid escaping from the vent hole I6 cannot pass into the outlet 9 but will flow back into the can I 5.

In the modification shown in Fig. 3 the cover I8 is provided with a shoulder I9 that seats on top of the end I 4 of can I5 as shown. This is to firmly hold the cover on the inner container when assembling and to eliminate movement thereof in use.

It is evident from the foregoing description of the invention that a dispensing container made in accordance therewith is ornamental in appearance and practical in use, in that it assembles a can of fluid and pierces it after which it is firmly held in place by the piercing element of the sealer I2, or, as shown in Fig. 3, by the piercer sealer and the cover shoulder I9.

Although several embodiments of the invention have been herein illustrated and described, it will be evident to those skilled in the art that various modifications may be made in the details of construction without departing from th principles herein set forth.

I claim:

1. A dispensing container for condensed milk and the like, which consists of a substantially cylindrically shaped container body having a threaded end at the top thereof, a cover for said container having a thread for interacting with the thread of the container, said cover having a shoulder for receiving the edge of the container to constitute the container and cover walls a continuous uninterrupted surface, said cover having an enlarged portion with a recess of inverted frusto-conical shape, a gasket of similar shape in said recess, a piercing element disposed in said gasket and adapted to abut the base of the recess for the sealing gasket, and a pouring opening in said cover disposed centrally of the gasket recess, said cover having a lip and being recessed from the lip to the pourin opening to form a self-draining well for liquid.

2. A dispensing container for condensed milk and the like comprising a body portion in the shape of a vessel with a closed bottom and open top having a threaded portion on the inner wall at the top thereof, a cover having a threaded portion on the outer face thereof for interacting with the threads of the container, the threads of the cover terminating in a shoulder which seats on the edge of the container, said cover having an enlarged portion with a pouring opening and a recess of inverted frusto-conical shape in register with said opening, a complementary shaped sealing gasket disposed in the recess of the enlarged portion and having a piercing tube cut at an angle to form a piercin point, the tube being disposed centrally of the gasket and being of a diameter larger than the pourin opening to abut against the bottom of the recess, said sealing gasket constituting an abutment for the milk container disposed inside of the dispensin container when the cover member is fully threaded against its seat.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,142,940 Davis et al June 15, 1915 1,745,456 Shuler Feb. 4, 1930 1,837,057 Mowlds Dec. 15, 1931 1,888,411 Schilling Nov. 22, 1932 2,038,356 Hall, Jr. Apr. 21, 1936 2,260,875 Vranichar Oct. 28, 1941

Patent Citations
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US1142940 *May 20, 1914Jun 15, 1915Thomas DavisMilk-can container and server.
US1745456 *Jul 11, 1928Feb 4, 1930Shuler Harry VMilk-can holder
US1837057 *Apr 5, 1930Dec 15, 1931William G CraigHolding and serving device for cans, bottles, and the like
US1888411 *Sep 11, 1931Nov 22, 1932Schilling Carl GEvaporated milk server and preserver
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US2260875 *May 3, 1939Oct 28, 1941Vranichar Anthony HCan server
Referenced by
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US2919835 *Apr 10, 1956Jan 5, 1960Butler Bartholomew FOpener and dispenser for canned fluids
US4974647 *Feb 8, 1990Dec 4, 1990Eastom James TContainer for the collection, storage and disposal of new and spent liquids
US5025945 *Jul 13, 1988Jun 25, 1991Lyon Christopher JBeverage containers
US6120807 *Nov 3, 1998Sep 19, 2000Immunex CorporationProlonged release of GM-CSF
EP0299734A1 *Jul 13, 1988Jan 18, 1989Christopher Johns LyonBeverage containers
WO1989000533A1 *Jul 13, 1988Jan 26, 1989Christopher Johns LyonBeverage containers
U.S. Classification222/88, 222/109, 222/86, 222/478, 222/542, 222/568, 222/462
International ClassificationB67B7/86, B67B7/00
Cooperative ClassificationB67B7/28
European ClassificationB67B7/28