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Publication numberUS2789728 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 23, 1957
Filing dateJun 10, 1955
Priority dateJun 10, 1955
Publication numberUS 2789728 A, US 2789728A, US-A-2789728, US2789728 A, US2789728A
InventorsJames H Britton
Original AssigneeJames H Britton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Manually portable, selectively operable dispensing spout type, carrying container for liquid
US 2789728 A
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Aprll 1957 J. H. BRITTCN 2,789,728

MANUAL-LY PORTABLE, SELECTIVELY OPERABLE DISPENSING SPOUT TYPE, CARRYING CONTAINER FOR LIQUID Filed June 10, 1955 IN VEN TOR. JAMES b! BRITTON feasible. for pre-use storage in an extremely small space.

' United States Patent MANUALLY PORTABLE, SELECTIVELY OPERw ABLE DISPENSING SPOUT TYPE, CARRYING CQNTAINER FOR LIQUID James H. Britten, Altadena, Calif.

Application June 10, 1955, Serial No. 514,529 5* Claims. (Cl. 222-107) illustrated form, may also be disposable, although not so limited.

While applicant is aware of the fact that a very considerable number of portable liquid containers have been developed in the past, most of these do not contain readily-useable pouring spouts, nor are they capable of being collapsed for small-volume storage prior to use.

It is further true that prior art portable liquid containers which include pouring spouts are of a permanent nature and too expensively constructed to allow disposal immediately after use.

The present invention is so constructed that it may be cheaply constructed so as to furnish a portable liquid container with a dispensing spout that may be disposed of after even one use, although not so limited. Furthermore, it is adapted to be stored, prior to use, in an extremely small space by reason of being effectively collapsed.

Generally speaking, the device of the present invention may include: a hollow body, usually consisting of thinsheet wall means closed at the bottom (also, usually at the top) and encompassing and defining a liquid-carrying chamber, and a hollow dispensing spout having a dispensing a longitudinal hollow duct flexibly connected adjacent the bottom thereof and in ported communication therewith. Also included is a selectively disengageable fastening means fastening at least a portion of the dispensing spout between the bottom and the dispensing end thereof in closely adjacent relationship with respect to the hollow body. Also, said hollow body may be provided with mfanually-graspable handle means adjacent the top there- From the above description of basic and preferred generic forms of the present invention, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that virtually all of the disadvantages of prior art manually portable carrying containers for liquid are virtually entirely eliminated and overcome in and through the use of the present invention.

For example, it is obvious that the present invention has an easily-accessible, readily-useable pouring spout selectively operable at the users discretion.

For further example, the present invention may be constructed out of inexpensive thin sheet materials making immediate disposal after even one use economically Also, the device may be collapsed or folded With the above points in mind, it is an object of the present invention to provide a manually portable, selec ice 2 tively operable dispensing spout type, carrying container for liquid, which is of cheap, simple, novel, easy-to-operate and easy-to-maintain construction capable of readily dispensing liquid through said pouring spout and being immediately disposable thereafter, if desired.

Other and allied objects will become apparent to those skilled in the art after a careful perusal, examination and study of the accompanying illustrations, the present specification and the appended claims.

To facilitate understanding, reference will be made to the hereinbelow described drawings, in which:

Fig. l is a top plan view of one embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 2 is an end elevational view, as seen from the left side of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is 'an end elevational view, as seen from the right side of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is a front elevational view of the device shown in Figs. 1-3; incidentally it should be noted that all of the views Figs. 1-4 show the device expanded and containing liquid therein;

Fig. 5 is a horaizontal sectional view taken in the direction of the arrows VV in Fig. 4;

Fig. 6 is a perspective view showing the device in operational use, and showing the selectively operable dispensing spout in the act of being detached from the upper portion of the hollow body; and

Fig. 7 is a perspective view of aspect similar to Fig. 6, however, this view shows the spout completely detached from the upper portion of the hollow body and in the act of dispensing liquid into the gas tank of an automobile.

Generally speaking, the manually portable, selectively operable, dispensing spout type, carrying container for liquid, of the present invention, may include: a hollow body consisting of thin-sheet wall means closed at the bottom (and usually at the top) and encompassing and defining a liquid-carrying chamber; and a longitudinal hollow dispensing spout having a dispensing end and bottom consisting of flexible thin-sheet wall means closed at the bottom and defining and encompassing a longitudinal hollow duct laterally flexibly connected and ported adjacent the bottom thereof whereby to be in flexible communication with the liquid-carrying chamber.

In one preferred form of the present invention, said dispensing spout may be intermittently laterally connected by selectively manually tearable fastening means fastening the wall means of the dispensing spout between the bottom and the dispensing end thereof in closely adjacent side-by-side relationship with respect to the wall means of the hollow body, and with the dispensing end uppermost.

In the specific form illustrated, said hollow body may be provided with a manually-graspable handle port extending through the top thereof above a sealed line closing said top.

In the form specifically illustrated, the hollow body 1 consists of thin-sheet wall means closed at the bottom along a sealed line 2, folded over and closed at the top along a sealed line 3 and closed at one side along a sealed line 4 and encompassing and defining a liquid-carrying chamber 5; said hollow body 1 being substantially impervious to liquid adapted to be contained therein for a pre-determined period of time greater than the normal tion therewith, said dispensing spout being substantially zyrswzas impervious to liquid adapted to be dispensed therethrough (the dispensing operation is best illustrated in Fig. 7).

In one preferred form of the present invention, said 1dispensing'spout-6 is intermittently connectedwith fasteningrneans 11f fasteningr the wall' means iofthe dispensing spout 6 betweenrthe bottomfi andutheidispensingend 7 thGIEQfztlIl .closelyadjacent sideday-side' relationship with respect to thefsealed line "4 alongthe-side-of the-wall means. of thehollow body 1 between thebottom andv the top thereof and with the dispeusin-gen'd 7 of the dispensing spout uppermost as illustrated inwPig. .4).

In the presently illustratedifonn'of .the;invention, :said

' hollow body 1 is, provided with a rmanuallygraspable handle port 12 extending throughxtheaafolded-overstop :thereofizabovesthc sealed: line r3rclosing the trip "of? the 1 fully as if specifically r described, illustrated and I claimed herein.

For-example, the fastening meansmay takeLtheZform of adhesive or cohesive fasteningnreanspor it may cornprise any of a variety of othereasilyedet-achable types of fasteners.

For further'example, .whilethe'present illustrationindicates the'hollowzbodymieans to be ofza thin-sh'eet flexible (usually plastic) type. of material, any other type of vthiinsheet'flexiblematerial :(such as paper, impregnated cloth, etc.) may *befused dependingzupon the 'type 0f liquid to be contained iwithin the hollow body.

this also obvious thatthehandle means may-bemodifi ed to take the form of any of a number of other-types of handle .rneans .co'operable forcarrying the-container manually or such'handlemeans maybe entirely-eliminated in certain instances. 7

The exact compositions, configurations;relative-positionings andcooperative relationships of the various component parts of the present invention arenot critical,

and may be modified substantially within the basic'teachings, spirit and scope of the presentinvention.

i The embodiment of the present inventionspecific'ally described, illustrated and "claimed herein is exemplary only, and is not intended to limit the scopeof the present invention, which is intended to be interpreted in the light I of the rior art and'the appended claims only, with 'due consideration 'for'the doctrine of-equivalents I claim: l- A manually portable,selectively-operable dispensing spout type, emergency container for-liquid, comprising:

a hollow bodyv'consisting of thinsheet 'wall means closed at the bottom along a sealed line and closed at thetop along a sealed line-and encompassing and defining-a liquid-carrying chamber; a'longitudinal hollow dispensing spout having a dispensing endand a 'bottom'and consish ing thin-sheet wall means closed at the botto1nand efining and encompassing a longitudinal hollow duct flexibly connected adjacent the bottom thereof 'to the hollow body a djacentthe bottom thereof and iii-ported communication therewith, said dispensing spout being substantially impervious to liquid adapted to be'dispensed therethrc-ngh for a pre-detern' inedfperiod of timegreater than the normal period of contact of said liquid with J said dispensing spout; and intermittently laterally-"com nected, selectively manually tearable, fastening *means "fastening atleast a portion of the dispensingfspout between the bottom and the dispensingend therofinlateral closely adjacent relationship with respect 'to thehollow body and with the dispensing end uppermost, said'hollowbc-dy being provided with amanuallygraspable'handle port extending. through the top 'sealed line closing the top.

thereof above fthe A manually portable, selectively 'operable dispensing 4 v spout type, emergency container for liquid, comprising: a hollow body consisting of thin-sheet wall means closed at the bottom along a sealed line and closed at the top along a sealed line and encompassing and defining a liquid-carrying chamber, said hollow body being substantially impervious to liquid adapted to be contained therein for a pre-determined periodof time greater than the normalliquid-carryingperiod of said'rzhamber; a longitudinal hollow dispensing spout having adispensingend and a bottom and consistingofihimsheetWall means closed at the bottom and defining and encompassing a longitudinal hollow duct flexibly connected adjacent the bottom thereof to thehollow body: adjacentlthe bottom thereof and in ported communication. therewith, said. dispensing spout being substantially inrpervioustdliquid adapted to be dispensed therethrough for a pre-determined period of 7 time greater than the normal period of contact of said LeraIIy :connected; -selectively manually tearable, fastenmined period :of time greater than the :no'rmal'period ing means fastening-i at least 1 portionwofx-the dispensing ,spout betweenthe-bottomandathedispensiug end thereof in lateral: closelyaadja'cent relationship with respect to the hollow bodyan'dewithtthe dispensing endiuppermost, said hollow .body being :provided-with a manually :graspable handle portzextendingsthrough-the top thereofabove the sealed line closing the top.

:3. :A-manuallytportablepselectively operable dispensing I spout type, emergency 'containerl fonliquid, Y comprising:

a hollowabody'monsisting :ofi flexible thin-sheet wall 30;-

.meansclosedl'at thelbottom along a'sealedline-and closed at the top along a sealed 1ine=and encompassing and -:defining a r1iquid=carrying:chamber;- a longitudinal holslow.'dispensing fspout havinga dispensing end and a bottom and lconsisting-#of-flexibb thin-sheet wallmeans bottom thereofto the hollow J body adjacent the bottom thereof and in ported-communication therewith, said disp'ensing sp'outbeing-substantially impervious to liquid adapted to be dispensed*therethroughfor a pro-deterof contact of said liquid with said dispensing spouty and intermittently la'tera-lly' connected, 1 selectively manually *tearable, fastening m'eans fasteni'ng*at-least' a portion of the dispensing' s'poutbetween the bottom 'and the dispensing end there'of iri 'lateralclosely adjacent relation- ='-s'hipwith respect to the hollow "body and with the dispensing end uppermost, saidiltoll'owbody being provided with a-manually'graspablehandle port extending through the top-thereof abovethe-sealed line closing the top.

-'4. A'manually portablefselectivelyoperable dispensing spout type," 'eme'rgencywontainer for liquid, comprising:

a hollow body consistingof' flexible thin-sheet 'wall.

means closed"atthe'bottomalong a sealed use and closed 'at*-the top: along a sealeddine"and"encompassing and defining "a*liquid-carrying"chamber,"said flexible thinsheet wallmeans "bein'g's'ubstantially impervious to liquid adapted to be contained therein for a pre-determined 'p'eriod of time igreaterth'anthe normal liquid-carrying period-*ofsaid chamber; a'longi'tudinal hollow dispensing spouthaving'a dispensingend and a bottom and con- 'sisting' of flexible "thin-sheet wall" means closed' at J the bottom "and defining and encompassing a longitudinal "hollow ductfl'ex ibly connected 'adja'cnt'the "bottom' thereof to the hollow bodyadjacent the bottom thereof and in ported communication therewith; said'dispensing' spout "beingsubstantially impervious Ito liquid adapted to be dispensed .therethrough for a' pre-dete'rmined period. of time'igreater'Thanthenormal period of Contact of said liquid with said "dispensing spout; and intermittently laterallyconnected, selectively manually tearable fastening meansfasteningiat'least a portion of the dispensing spout between"the"bottom and thefdispensing 'endthereof in lateral "closely adjacent Trela'tionship "with respect to the renew b'oclyahd with the dispensing end"uppermost,

said hollow body being provided'with a manually graspable handle port extending through the top thereof above the sealed line closing the top.

5. A manually portable, selectively operable dispensing spout type, emergency container for liquid, comprising: a hollow body consisting of thin-sheet wall means closed at the bottom along a sealed line and closed at the top along a sealed line and encompassing and defining a liquid-carrying chamber; a longitudinal hollow dispensing spout having a dispensing end and a bottom and consisting of thin-sheet wall means closed at the bottom and defining and encompassing a longitudinal hollow duct flexibly connected adjacent the bottom thereof to the hollow body adjacent the bottom thereof and in ported communication therewith, said dispensing spout being substantially impervious to liquid adapted to be dispensed therethrough for a pre-determined period of time greater than the normal period of contact of said liquid with said dispensing spout; and selectively disengageable fastening means fastening the sealed line along the side of the wall means of the dispensing spout between the bottom and the dispensing end thereof in closely adjacent side-by-side relationship with respect to the sealed line along the side of the wall means of the hollow body between the bottom and the top thereof and with the dispensing end of the dispensing spout uppermost, said hollow body being provided with a manually graspable handle port extending through the top thereof above the sealed line closing the top.

6. A manually portable, selectively operable dispensing spout type, emergency container for liquid, comprising: a hollow body consisting of a thin-sheet wall means closed at the bottom along a sealed line, closed at the top along a sealed line and closed at one side along a sealed line and encompassing and defining a liquid-carrying chamber; a longitudinal hollow dispensing spout having a dispensing end and a bottom and consisting of thinsheet wall means closed at the bottom along a sealed line and closed at one side along a sealed line and defining and encompassing a longitudinal hollow duct flexibly connected adjacent the bottom thereof to the hollow body adjacent the bottom thereof and in ported communication therewith, said dispensing spout being 'substantially impervious to liquid adapted to be dispensed therethrough for a pre-determined period of time greater than the normal period of contact of said liquid with said dispensing spout; and intermittently laterally connected, selectively manually tearable, fastening means fastening the sealed line along the side of the wall means of the dispensing spout between the bottom and the dis pensing end thereof in closely adjacent side-by-side relationship with respect to the sealed line along the side of the wall means of the hollow body between the bottom and the top thereof and with the dispensing end of the dispensing spout uppermost, said hollow body being provided with a manually graspable handle port extending through the top thereof above the sealed line closing the top.

7. A manually portable, selectively operable dispensing spout type, emergency container for liquid, comprising: a hollow body consisting of thin-sheet wall means closed at the bottom along a sealed line, closed at the top along a sealed line and closed at one side along a sealed line and encompassing and defining a liquid-carrying chamber, said hollow body being substantially impervious to liquid adapted to be contained therein for a pre-determined period of time greater than the normal liquid-carrying period of said chamber; a longitudinal hollow dispensing spout having a dispensing end and a bottom and consisting of thin-sheet wall means closed at the bottom along a sealed line and closed at one side along a sealed line and defining and encompassing a longitudinal hollow'duct flexibly connected adjacent the bottom thereof to the hollow body adjacent the bottom thereof and in ported communication therewith, said dispensing spout being substantially impervious to liquid adapted to be dispensed therethrough for a pre-determined period of time greater than the, normal period ofjcontact of said liquid with said dispensing spout; and intermittently laterally connected, selectively manually tearable, fastening means fastening the sealed line along the side of the wall means of the dispensing spout between the bottom and the dispensing end thereof in closely adjacent side-byside relationship with respect to the sealed line along the side of the wall means of the hollow body between the bottom and the top thereof and with the dispensing end of the dispensing spout uppermost, said hollow body being provided with a manually graspable handle port extending through the top thereof above the sealed line closing the top.

8. A manually portable, selectively operable dispensing spout type, emergency container for liquid, comprising: a hollow body consisting of flexible thin-sheet wall means closed at the bottom along a sealed line, closed at the top along a sealed line and closed at one side along a sealed line and encompassing and defining a liquid-carrying chamber; a longitudinal hollow dispensing spout having a dispensing end and a bottom and consisting of flexible thin-sheet wall means closed at the bottom along ;a sealed line and closed at one side along a sealed line and defining and encompassing a longitudinal hollow duct flexibly connected adjacent the bottom thereof to the hollow body adjacent the bottom thereof and in ported communication therewith, said dispensing spout being substantially impervious to liquid adapted to be dispensed therethrough for a pre-determined period of time greater than the normal period of contact of said liquid with said dispensing spout; and intermittently laterally connected, selectively manually tearable, fastening means fastening the sealed line along the side of the wall means of the dispensing spout between the bottom and the dispensing end thereof in closely adjacent side-by-side relationship with respect to the sealed line along'the side of the wall means of the hollow body between the bottom and the top thereof and with the dispensing end of the dispensing spout uppermost, said hollow body being provided with .a manually graspable handle portextending through the top thereof above the sealed line closing the top.

9. A manually portable, selectively operable dispensing spout type, emergency container for liquid, comprising: a hollow body consisting of flexible thin-sheet wall means closed at the bottom along a sealed line, closed at the top along a sealed line and closed at one side along a sealed line and encompassing and defining a liquid-carrying chamber, said flexible thin-sheet wall means being substantially impervious to liquid adapted to be contained therein for a predetermined period of time greater than the normal liquid-carrying period of said chamber; a longitudinal hollow dispensing spout having a dispensing end and a bottom and consisting of flexible thin-sheet wall means closed at the bottom along a sealed line and closed at one side along a sealed line and defining and encompassing a longitudinal hollow duct flexibly connected adjacent the bottom thereof to the hollow body adjacent the bottom thereof and in ported communication therewith, said clispensing spout being substantially impervious to liquid adapted to be dispensed therethrough for a predetermined period of time greater than the normal period of contact of said liquid with said dispensing spout; and intermittently laterally connected, selectively manually tearable, fastening means fastening the sealed line along the side of the wall means of the dispensing spout between the bottom and the dispensing end thereof in closely adjacent side-by-side relationship with respect to the sealed line

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/107, 383/203, 383/906, 222/541.6, 222/465.1, 222/527, 383/10, 128/DIG.240
International ClassificationB65D75/58, B65D33/38, B65D33/36
Cooperative ClassificationY10S128/24, B65D75/5866, Y10S383/906
European ClassificationB65D75/58G1