Seal structure for a fluid pour spout of a paint container lid member

  • US 6,230,938 B1
  • Filed: 02/15/2000
  • Issued: 05/15/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/13/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A lid member for an original container of a pourable component, the lid member being usable with a system for dispensing the pourable component from its original container into a receptacle according to a formula to form a mixture of pourable components, the lid member comprising:

  • a base portion adapted to releasably engage an open top of a side wall of the original container of the pourable component;

    a pour spout on the base portion through which the pourable component can be dispensed from its original container;

    a cover element for the pour spout, the cover element being movably mounted to the base portion such that the cover element is movable between a closed state, wherein the cover element covers the pour spout, and an opened state, wherein the pour spout is uncovered and the pourable component can be dispensed from its original container through the pour spout into the receptacle upon tilting of the original container;

    seal means positioned between the pour spout and the movable cover element, the seal means preventing leakage of the pourable component, upon tilting of the original container, out of the pour spout past the cover element in the closed state of the cover element; and

    guide and securing means on the movable cover element, the guide and securing means engaging and securing the seal means to the cover element, and guiding and aligning the cover element on the pour spout as the cover element is moved between the closed and opened states.

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