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Refill System of a Container Structure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238892D
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

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Refill System of a Container Structure


Embodiment 1 shows the assembled state of a refill system of a perfume container 1 which comprises a container structure 3 having a sealing body 47 screwed in from the bottom. The sealing body 47 comprises an enclosure 39 which is screwed into the container structure 3 and has a wall 9 with a refill and ventilation opening 11, 13. Inside the enclosure

39 a

sealing structure 25 is held slidably arranged. Thereby, the sealing structure 25 is movable between a first position, which closes the refill opening 11, and a second position, which opens the refill opening

11. In

its first position, the sealing structure 25 does not protrude from the outer circumference of the container structure 3.

The sealing structure 25 has a container seal

27, a

conduit element

29, a

sealing elastic element 31 (in form of a coil spring), a locking tube element 33, an elastic locking pin

37, a

locking elastic element 35 (in form of a coil spring) and an elastic refill seal 41. Hence, the sealing structure 25 is held together in a direction along the wall 9 with the refill opening 11 by means of the enclosure 39. Additionally, the sealing structure 25 is movably arranged within the enclosure 39 by means of a guide groove 26a and a positioning pin 26b which ensure that the sealing structure 25 cannot be moved beyond the two respective positions. The container seal 27 is biased against the wall 9 with the refill opening 11 by means of the sealing elastic element 31 and the locking elastic element 35, such that the container seal 27 is in liquid-tight contact with the wall 9. The container seal 27 has three clearance holes 27a-c; one (27a) for refilling, one (27b) for ventilation and one (27c) for holding one end of the locking tube element 33. The container seal 27 is biased against the wall 9 with the refill opening 11. Both, the refill opening 11 and the ventilation opening 13 are closed by the container seal 27, when the sealing structure 25 is in its first position.

The sealing structure 25 reaches its second position when a pushing force is exercised from its outer left side, so that the convex end of the locking pin 37 is retracted against the biasing force of the locking elastic element 35 such that a movement of the sealing structure 25 along the wall 9 with the refill opening 11 into its second position becomes possible. As soon as the second position is reached, the locking pin 37 is pushed by means of the locking elastic element 37 into a corresponding recess 39b in the enclosure

39. In

this second position t...