• US 5,651,481 A
  • Filed: 04/05/1995
  • Issued: 07/29/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/24/1990
  • Status: Expired
First Claim
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1. A drip catcher in combination with a container having an opening from which a liquid is poured for enabling drip free pouring of the liquid from the container and for preventing drips of the liquid during pouring from leaking from the container down an outside surface thereof comprising:

  • a resilient and rolled sheet of material having a circular cross section positioned in the opening of the container from which drip and leak free pouring of the liquid is made, the resilient and rolled sheet having an outer diameter conforming to the opening of the container with the outer diameter extending from a first end of a tube to a second end of the tube, a fluid tight seal disposed at the first end between an outer surface of the tube and a surface defining the opening to prevent flow of the liquid between an outer surface of the tube and the inner surface of the opening of the container and a pour spout disposed at the second end having an edge within the outer diameter for cutting off the flow of liquid at the end of pouring without the formation of drips; and

    whereinthe sheet of material, prior to being rolled, has only an outwardly curved outside periphery defining a continuous flat surface which upon rolling forms the pour spout with the edge of the pour spout being formed from a portion of the outside periphery.

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