Patent Number: 6,241,123

Title: Bulk food dispensing apparatus

Abstract: An apparatus comprises first and second side pieces configured to be hingedly connected and to form a first and second cavity, a lid, and a front piece configured to form a third cavity with the first and second side pieces. Also included are a handle, a biasing device configured to be positioned outside the first cavity, and a rotating blocking device configured to rotate based on movement of the handle and the biasing device, such that handle and rotating block device are returned to a stationary position based on the biasing device. Finally, the apparatus includes a resilient sealing device that is configured to interact with the rotating blocking device to close a first opening between the first and second cavities and a swinging blocking device configured to close a second opening between the first and third cavities. Also according to the present invention, in another embodiment the closing device includes a holding device that has first through forth side walls and a base. The closing device can be used to hold a receptacle while it is being filled and to catch any spillover.

Inventors: Elmore; James N. (Little Rock, AR)

Assignee: Trade Fixtures, LLC

International Classification: A47F 1/035 (20060101); A47F 1/00 (20060101); B67D 005/06 ()

Expiration Date: 06/05/2018