Container including an outer shell and cartridge, and method of assembling same

  • US 11,059,655 B2
  • Filed: 05/03/2018
  • Issued: 07/13/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/04/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of assembling a container, the method comprising:

  • providing a cartridge including a plurality of products therein, wherein the cartridge defines a dispensing opening; and

    inserting the cartridge through a receiving end of an outer shell such that the cartridge is received within the outer shell, wherein the outer shell further includes a dispensing end and a dispensing mechanism coupled to the outer shell dispensing end, the dispensing mechanism movable between a first position and a second position, wherein the dispensing mechanism in the first position obstructs the dispensing opening such that the products are retained in the container, and the dispensing mechanism in the second position enables the products to be dispensed from the container, and wherein the dispensing mechanism is further movable to a third position and an ejection mechanism urges the cartridge out of the receiving end of the outer shell when the dispensing mechanism is in the third position.

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