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INNER CONTAINER LOCKING MEANS FOR PASTRY DECORATOR INVENTOR M1 /AM Ma ma E R o O M m w Filed Dec.
I I I i H w 4M5 ATTORNEY United States Patent INNER CONTAINER LOCKING MEANS FOR PASTRY DECORATOR William V. Moore, Marietta, Ga.
Application December 3 1, 1954, Serial No. 479,035
2 Claims. (.Cl. 107--52) This invention relates to a pastry decorator, and has for one of its objects the production of a simple and efiicient pastry ejecting means which is constructed in a manner to eject a plurality of different colors for the purpose of forming a flower, such as a rose, or other decorative element.
A further object of this invention is the production of a simple and efiicient means for supporting and bracing the inner container within the outer container of the decorator.
Other objects and advantages of the present invention will appear throughout the following specification and claims.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the decorator;
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view thereof, certain parts being shown in elevation;
Figure 3 is a top plan view of the decorator;
Figure 4 is a transverse sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Figure 2;
Figure 5 is a bottom plan view of the decorator;
Figure 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of the outer plunger element;
Figure 7 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view of a modified form of the invention.
By referring to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that 10 designates the outer container or casing which is provided with a tapering lower end 11 terminating in a reduced threaded neck portion 12. A design-forming nozzle or cap 13 is removably fitted upon the neck portion 12. This cap 13 is provided with outer designforming slots 14, and a suitable number of design-forming slots 15 formed inwardly toward the center of the cap 13. The cap 13 is also provided with an inwardly protruding portion or insert neck 16 which separates the slots 14 from the slots 15, as is shown in Figure 2. The inwardly protruding portion or inset neck 16 is provided with a dome-shaped top central end 13*, as is clearly shown in Figure 2. The cap 13 is also provided with an abutment shoulder 17 formed intermediate the slots 14 and the neck 16.
A tubular inner container 18 is fitted within the outer container or casing 10 and is provided with a tapering lower end 19 terminating in a reduced open neck portion 20. This neck portion 20 removably fits snugly over the neck 16 of the cap 13 to separate the contents of the outer container 10 from the contents of the inner container 18. The dome-shaped top central end 13 of the neck 16 will facilitate the placing of the neck portion ill of the inner container 18 over the neck 16 when placing the inner container 18 within the outer container 10. This dome-shaped top central end 13 will direct the neck portion 20 into fitting relation with the neck 16 as the neck portion 20 drops the dome-shaped end 13 A threaded closure cap 21 is removably secured to the upper end of the outer container 10, and the upper end 22 of the inner container 18 abuts the inner face of the closure cap 21 when the closure cap is in a closing posi- Ice tion to firmly clamp the inner container 18 in a set position between the abutment shoulder 23 of the cap 13 and the closure cap- 21. In this way the inner container 18 is firmly held in a position to prevent the contents 23 of the outer container 10 from mixing with the contents 24 of the inner container 18 or vice versa.
A plunger head 24 is slidably mounted within the chamber 25 of the inner container 18 and is carried by the central plunger rod 26. A finger ring 27 is carried by the upper end of the rod 26 to facilitate the operation thereof. A plunger ring 28 is slidably mounted within the chamber 29 between the inner and outer containers, as shown in Figure 2, and is carried by a plurality of plunger rods 30 arranged in diametric relation upon opposite sides of the inner container 18, within the chamber 29. A yoke plate 31 is carried by the upper ends of the rods 30. The central plunger rod 26 is preferably fixed to the plate 31. The rods 30 and the rod 26 are slidably mounted through the'closure cap 21, so that they may freely reciprocate through the closure cap 21 to facilitate the ejectment of the contents of the chambers 25 and 29 through the design-forming cap 13.
The chamber 25 preferably contains a desired decorating material of one selected color, such as red, and the chamber 20 preferably contains material of another selected color, such as green. As the plunger ring 29 and plunger head 24 are forced downwardly, the material from the chambers 25 and 29 will be simultaneously discharged through the design-forming cap 13. The red material will be ejected through the slots 15, and the green material will be ejected through the slots 14, thereby forming a simulation of a red rose or rose bud, surrounded by green leaves.
The cap 13 may be suitably designed for various designs within the spirit of the invention. The present invention constitutes an improvement upon the structure defined in my previous application upon a pastry decorator, filed April 21, 1954, Serial Number 424,574.
As shown in the modified form, Figure 7, the outer casing 32 carries a removable design-forming cap 33 at its lower end. This cap 33 is provided with an inwardly extending central portion 34 having a series of inner design-forming slots 35. The cap 33 is also provided with a series of outer design-forming slots 36. An inner container 37 is carried within the outer container 32 and is provided with an open lower end 38 which abuts the inwardly extending dome-shaped central portion 34 intermediate the inner series of slots 35 and the outer series of slots 36. This dome-shaped portion 34 will direct the lower end 33 of the inner container into proper registration with the cap 33 and will anchor the lower end 33 when the device is assembled. The upper end of the container 37 abuts the top closure cap 39 to firmly hold the lower end 33 of the container 37 in sealing contact with the cap 33 when the cap 39 is in a closed position. A plunger 40 is slidable in the container 37, and a plunger 41 is slidable between the inner container 37 and the outer container 32. These plungers 40 and 41 are connected to the respective plunger rods 42 and 43, respectively. These rods 42 and 43 are in turn connected to the yoke plate 44.
It should be understood that certain detail changes in the construction may be employed without departing from the spirit of the invention, so long as such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.
Having described the invention, What I claim as new is:
1. A device of the class described comprising an outer container, an inner container fitting Within the outer container thereby defining an inner and an outer chamber, each adapted to contain a differently colored semi-fiuid material, ejecting means for each chamber, a design-forming cap carried by said outer container, said design-forming cap having an inwardly protruding portion having a dome-shaped central portion, said design-forming cap having one group of slots outwardly of said protruding portion communicating with said outer chamber and having a second group of slots inwardly of said protruding portion, said second group of slots communicating with said inner chamber, said inner container having an open portion at its inner end contacting said cap intermediate said inner and outer groups of slots to direct the contents of said outer chamber through said outer group of slots and to direct the contents of said inner chamber through said inner group of slots, a closure cap for said outer chamber, the open portion at the inner end of said inner container receiving said dome-shaped central portion of said design-forming cap to clamp said inner container in a set position to separate the contents of one chamber from the other, and said dome-shaped central portion constituting means for directing the open portion at the inner end of said inner container into a proper registering position upon the inwardly protruding portion of said cap to hold the inner end of said inner container in proper spaced relation relative to said outer container.
2. A device as defined in claim 1, wherein said open portion at the inner end of said inner container comprises an open neck portion, and wherein said dorneshaped central portion of said cap is carried by a neck forming a part of said cap, the cap having an abutment shoulder inset from said dome-shaped central portion of the cap for contact with the end of said neck portion of said inner container.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,602,331 Britton Oct. 5, 1926 2,419,654 Moore Apr. 29, 1947 2,539,945 Bury Jan. 30, 1951