|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||221/260; 221/263; 221/266; 221/288; 221/303; 221/270; 221/224; 221/236; 221/208|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 7 인용 특허 : 13|
Spherical articles such as breath mints are released one at a time from a container by depressing a button, which simultaneously opens a first flow regulator and closes a second flow regulator in series with the first. When the button is released, the first flow regulator opens and the second flow regulator closes. The first flow regulator is preferably a pair of opposed weirs, and the second flow regulator is preferably a pair of parallel pillars.
I claim: 1. A dispenser comprising a container defining a reservoir for holding a plurality of balls, a container mouth for releasing balls from the container, a flow path extending from the reservoir to the container mouth, a first ball flow regulator disposed in said path, a second ball flow regulator disposed in said path in series with said first ball flow regulator, each of said first and second ball flow regulators being capable of blocking flow of balls along the path, and means for simultaneously operating said first and second regulators, said ...