US 9,807,976 B2
Closeable container cap
Curtis Taylor, Chagrin Falls, OH (US); Matthew Hanson, Chagrin Falls, OH (US); and David Hudak, Solon, OH (US)
Assigned to Process4, Inc., Chagrin Falls, OH (US)
Filed by PROCESS4, INC., Chagrin Falls, OH (US)
Filed on Jan. 29, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/10,515.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/112,944, filed on Feb. 6, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0229602 A1, Aug. 11, 2016
Int. Cl. B65D 47/00 (2006.01); B67D 3/00 (2006.01); A01K 1/01 (2006.01); B07B 1/02 (2006.01); A01K 23/00 (2006.01); E01H 1/12 (2006.01); B65D 51/18 (2006.01)
CPC A01K 1/0114 (2013.01) [A01K 23/005 (2013.01); B07B 1/02 (2013.01); B65D 51/18 (2013.01); E01H 1/1206 (2013.01); B65D 2547/06 (2013.01)] 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A closeable container cap comprising:
a housing portion configured to provide an attachment with a container, said housing portion having a housing side wall, said housing portion including a housing cavity extending the full length of said housing portion, said housing cavity having a generally circular cross-sectional shape, said housing side wall including a housing aperture and a dispensing lip, said housing aperture spaced between a lower end and an upper end of said housing side wall, said dispensing lip including an aperture cavity that is aligned with said housing aperture to enable materials that flow out of said housing aperture to flow into one end of said aperture cavity and to exit an opposite end of said aperture cavity, said dispensing lip extending outwardly from an outer surface of said housing side wall, a bottom portion of an inner wall of said housing cavity including a threaded portion configured to releasably connect to the container, said inner wall of said housing cavity including a rotation limit slot, at least a portion of said rotation limit slot positioned between said lower end of said housing side wall and said housing aperture; and,
a rotatable top portion configured to controllably dispense contents from the container when said closeable container cap is connected to the container, said rotatable top portion including a top portion side wall and a top wall and a retainer arrangement, said rotatable top portion including a top portion cavity having an opening in a base of said rotatable top portion and which top portion cavity terminates at a bottom side of said top wall, a top surface of said top wall including a handle that extends upwardly from said top surface, said outer surface of said top portion side wall having a generally circular cross-sectional shape, a diameter of said outer surface of said top portion side wall is less than a diameter of said housing cavity such that said rotatable top portion can be at least partially positioned in said housing cavity and be at least partially rotated in said housing cavity and about a central longitudinal axis of said housing cavity between an open position and a closed position, said top portion side wall including a top portion aperture, said top portion aperture at least partially aligning with said housing aperture when said rotatable top portion is rotated to said open position, said top portion aperture unaligned with said housing aperture when said rotatable top portion is rotated to said closed position, said retainer arrangement connected to an outer surface of said top portion side wall and at least partially positioned in said rotation limit slot of said housing portion when said rotatable top portion is positioned in said housing cavity, said retainer arrangement and said rotation limit slot configured to prevent said rotatable top portion from removing from said housing cavity as said rotatable top portion is rotated in said housing cavity between said open and closed position, said retainer arrangement and said rotation limit slot configured limit an amount of rotation of said rotatable top portion about said central longitudinal axis of said housing cavity.