Dispensing closure for spreadable product

  • US 6,688,501 B2
  • Filed: 04/02/2002
  • Issued: 02/10/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/09/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A dispensing closure system for dispensing a ribbon of product from a container, the closure system comprising:

  • a body having a deck and a skirt extending from the deck for engaging the container, said deck extending substantially in a plane, said body having a recessed annular shoulder around the deck;

    a spout extending from the deck and including a dispensing orifice peripheral surface defining an oblong dispensing orifice, the spout including a long back spout wall and a long front spout wall with said back and front spout walls extending substantially parallel to one another and substantially perpendicular to the plane of the deck; and

    a closure lid secured to the closure body for selective pivoting about an axis substantially parallel to said deck plane and substantially parallel to said back and front spout walls, said closure lid having an orifice sealing member engageable about said back and front spout walls with said sealing member comprising an oblong wall which is substantially orthogonal to the plane of the deck when engaged with the front and back spout walls when the lid is closed, said lid having a lid skirt receivable on said shoulder when the closure lid is closed, said shoulder cooperating with said lid skirt to position said closure lid and orifice sealing member relative to said body and said spout when said lid is closed.

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