US 3181742 A
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May 4, 1965 J. kEBERT 3,181,742
POURING DEVICES Filed June 18, 1962 INVENTOR ATTORNEY JOHN KEBERT United States Patent 3,181,742 POURING DEVICES John Kebert, 818 S. 89th St., West Allis 14, Wis. Filed June 18, 1962, Ser. No. 203,128 1 Claim. (Cl. 222-527) This invention relates to improvements in pouring devices and more particularly to novel pouring devices of the spout or funnel type.
An object of the invention is to provide a device of the type which can be applied to a gasoline can or the like to facilitate safe pouring of the contents thereof.
Another object of the device is to provide a flexi-funnel or spout which can be removably attached to a container for convenient pouring use and which can be kept attached during storage of the container.
Other and further objects of the invention will be apparent as the description proceeds, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, in which:
FIG. 1 is a view in perspective of a funnel embodying the invention applied to a container.
FIG. 2 is a detail cross-sectional view showing one form of fastening means.
FIG. 3 is a side view in elevation of the spout modification of the invention.
FIG. 4 is a plan view of the blank employed in forming the funnel.
FIG. 5 is a plan view of the spout.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, the numeral refers to a container of conventional type, having a top 11 provided with the short threaded spout 12 covered by the closure cap 13.
A funnel 14 is made of flexible material such as plastic, and has a circular aperture at 15 which may be engaged about the spout 12 and positioned at the base thereof. The two wings 16 and 17 of the funnel 14 are folded over one another and are releasably secured by the stud 18 engaged in the eye 19 as illustrated in FIG. 2 of the drawing.
A flexible spout 20 has a circular aperture at 21 for engagement over the spout 12 and may be formed of plastic or other appropriate material.
It will be understood that the wings 16 and 17 of the funnel 14 may be secured in place by other means such as rivets, staples or equivalent devices.
In use, the funnel may be kept in place on the spout 12 and during storage of the container 10 may be inwardly disposed on the top 11. When it is desired to use the funnel it may be turned outwardly and the cap 13 may be removed for pouring of the contents. The spout 20 may be manipulated in the same manner.
It will be understood that the device is capable of many modifications in structure and design, without departing from the spirit of the invention, within the scope of the appended claim.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed and desired to be secured by Letters Patent of the United States is:
A funnel formed of a flexible plastic sheet blank having an aperture adjacent one edge thereof to receive the short threaded spout of a conventional fluid container, integral wing portions of said blank tapered inwardly toward the edge of said blank opposite to said aperture for folding into a frustro-conical form, and an integral upstanding rivet on one face of one wing for engagement in an eye provided in the opposed wing to releasably maintain the open end frustro-conical formation for pouring the contents of a container.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,500,951 7/ 24 McGhee 222-571 X 1,660,654 2/28 Nicholls 222-570 X 2,127,342 8/3 8 Neher. 2,580,811 1/52 Martinsen 222-460 2,889,089 6/ 59 Herrick et a1. 222-549 X FOREIGN PATENTS 774,861 5/57 Great Britain.
LOUIS I DEMBO, Primary Examiner.
HADD s. LANE, Examiner.