|Title of Invention||
A CLOSURE FOR A CONTAINER
|Abstract||This invention relates to a cap or closure adapted to be held removably to a container or jar. The cap comprises a skirt member extending downwardly from an upper plate member. Threads are formed on the inner surface of said skirt member for engagement with threads of said jar or container. A flap pivotally held to the plate member and having a displacement either towards or away from said plate member. A passage is provided in the flap and is adapted to be in flow communication with the container or jar.|
|Full Text||THE PATENTS ACT. 1970
TITLE "A CLOSURE FOR A CONTAINER"
MARICO INDUSTRIES LIMITED, an Indian Company of Rang Sharda, K.C. Marg, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (West), Mumbai-400 050, INDIA.
The following Specification Particularly describes and ascertains the nature of this invention and the manner in which is to be performed.
FILED OF INVENTION
This invention relates to a closure for a container. In particular, this invention relates to a closure for a container for storage and dispensing of a product which solidifies at low temperatures and liquifies at elevated temperatures
Reference is made hereinafter to coconut oil as a product which solidifies at low temperatures and liquifies at elevated temperatures. Thus, reference to coconut oil made herein is only as an exemplary application in that the invention can be extended to any product which has a liquidous phase at elevated temperatures and a solid phase at low temperatures.
One of the disadvantages associated with the storage and dispensing of coconut oil from a container is that at temperatures such as 23°C, which are the temperatures experienced in the winter seasSri it tends to solidify, whereas at elevated temperatures the coconut oil liquifies. Thus, at low temperatures coconut oil cannot be discharged or removed by pouring as it is in a solidified state, and that the same then needs to be scooped out from the container. Simultaneously, coconut oil at an elevated temperature, such as experienced in summer seasons, is in a Iiquiduous state and can be poured from the container. Thus, such a difference in the physical state of coconut oil between the seasons does cause an inconvenience for a discharge or removal thereof
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OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION
An object of this invention is co propose an improved construction of a closure cap for a container.
Another object of this invention is to propose a construction of a closure cap which allows a povmng of the contents and as well as a scooping out of the contents.
Still another object of this invention is to propose a construction of a closure cap which is simple in construction.
Further objects and advantages of this invention will be more apparent from the ensuing description.
At the outset of the description which follows, it is to be understood that the ensuing description only illustrates a particular form is only an exemplary embodiment and without intending to imply any limitation on the scope of this invention. Accordingly, the description is to be understood as an exemplary embodiment and reading of the invention and not intended to be taken restrictively.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
According to this invention there is provided a cap or closure adapted to be removably held to a container or jar comprising:
i) a skirt member extending downwardly from an upper
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ii) threads formed on the inner surface of said skirt member for engagement with threads of said jar or container;
iii) a flap pivotally held to a raised member and having a displace, qent either towards or away from said plate member;
iv) a passage in said flap and adapted to be in flow communication with the container or jar.
DESCRIPTION OF INVENTION WITH REFERENCE TO ACCOMPANYING DRAWINGS
Further objects and advantages of this invention will be more apparent from the ensuing description when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings and wherein;
Fig. 1 shows a side sectional view of the cap and container assembly;
Fig.2 shows a sectional view of the cap or closure;
Fig. 3 shows the flap member.
Referring to figs 1 & 2, the cap or closure 1 of the present invention is removably held to a container 2. Thus, at low temperatures during the winter season, and when coconut oil stored within container 2 is in a solidified phase, cap 1 can be removed from container 2 and the solidified coconut oil scooped therefrom. For this
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purpose, threads 3 are provided on the inner surface of the skirt 4 of cap 1. Threads 3 are adapted to engage with corresponding threads 5 provided on the neck 6 of container 2. However, at an elevated temperature and during the summer season, and when the coconut oil is in a liquiduous phase, cap 1 continues to be held to container 2 and the liquiduous coconut oil is removed by means subsequently described herein
Reference is now made to the means for pouring or discharge of coconut oil in a liquiduous phase and without the necessity of removing cap or closure 1 from container 2. Cap or closure 1 comprises an upper or plate member 7 having a recess 8 extending into a raised or wall member 9. A flap 10 is pivotally held to wall member 9 and such as to have a discharge position, as shown in Fig. 1, and a closed or inoperative position as shown in Fig. 2. Thus, to achieve a discharge position, flap 10 is displaced through 90° from a resting or closed position as shown in Fig. 2, to an open or discharge position as shown in Fig 1.
As shown in Fig. 3, flap 10 has a passage 11 to allow a discharge of the liquiduous coconut oil. Recess 8 allows an access to flap 10 for causing the pivotal dis¬placement thereof. A plate 12 supports flap 10 in a rest positive.
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1. A cap or closure adapted to be removably held to a container or jar
i) a skirt member extending downwardly from an upper
plate member; ii) threads formed on the inner surface of said skirt member
for engagement with threads of said jar or container; iii) a flap pivotally held to a raised member and having a
displacement either towards or away from said plate
member; iv) a passage in said flap and adapted to be in flow
communication with the container or jar.
2. A cap or closure as claimed in claim 1 wherein said flap has a rest or closed position and a discharge or open position disposed at an angle of 90° from said rest position.
3. A cap or closure as claimed in claim 1 wherein said plate member has a recess extending into a wall or raised member.
4. A cap or closure as claimed in claim 1 comprising a plate to support said flap in an inoperative position.
|Indian Patent Application Number||179/MUM/2000|
|PG Journal Number||23/2007|
|Date of Filing||02-Mar-2000|
|Name of Patentee||MARICO INDUSTRIES LIMITED|
|Applicant Address||RANG SHARDA, K. C. MARG, BANDRA RECLAMATION, BANDRA (WEST), MUMBAI,|
|PCT International Classification Number||B65D 43/00, 41/00|
|PCT International Application Number||N/A|
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