Dispenser assembly

  • US 7,490,743 B2
  • Filed: 10/22/2004
  • Issued: 02/17/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A dispenser assembly, comprising:

  • a container having a bottom, an open top and a side wall extending between the bottom and the open top, and a mating arrangement, the side wall having an inner surface;

    at least one container passageway mounted on the inner surface of the side wall and extending from the open top of the container to a position proximate to the bottom of the container; and

    a pump cap having a cap body, a pump mechanism arranged within the cap body, a pump cap passageway coupled to the pump mechanism, wherein the pump passageway is non-axial relative to the pump mechanism, and a coupling arrangement arranged on the pump cap body and configured to detachably couple to the mating arrangement of the container, wherein the coupling arrangement and the mating arrangement are non-circular in shape such that the coupling arrangement and the mating arrangement are coupled only if the container passageway is aligned with the pump cap passageway, such that the container passageway sealingly engages the pump cap passageway in a fluid connection when the pump cap is mounted to the container;

    wherein a fluid arranged within the container flows through the container passageway and the pump cap passageway when the pump mechanism of the pump cap is activated.

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