Patent Number: 6,253,959

Title: Measuring and dispensing system for solid dry flowable materials

Abstract: A portable apparatus for measuring and dispensing solid dry flowable materials, comprising a hopper for containing material, a quantitative measuring device having a dispensing outlet, material inlet means in communication with said hopper and said quantitative measuring device for regulating the flow of material between, system control means in communication with quantitative measuring device for controlling type of measurement and quantity of material and a receptacle in communication with the dispensing outlet of said quantitative measuring device. The invention includes a method of measuring a solid dry flowable material comprising feeding the material into a quantitative measuring device having a screw, rotating the screw a specified number of turns dependent upon material type and quantity of material desired such that material is transported along the length of the screw to material outlet means while being measured and metered and passing the material through the material outlet means and directly into a receptacle.

Inventors: Gaultney; Lawrence Doka (Elkton, MD), Gerling; Joseph Francis (West Grove, PA)

Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

International Classification: G01G 13/00 (20060101); G01G 13/02 (20060101); B67D 005/08 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018