Patent Number: 6,308,870

Title: Apparatus for covering a container

Abstract: A food products container is disclosed having a cover with two integrally formed flaps for covering a plurality of cover openings, in particular a spooning opening and shaker openings. Skirts extending downward from the flaps engage their respective openings in the cover to seal them. The skirts that engage the openings extend downward and outward from the flaps at an angle. By extending outward and downward, the skirts engage and lock into the holes. A lip is provided at an outer edge of the cover on the flaps and on the non-rotating part of the cover to retain a second, identical container placed on top by engaging an outer indent in the bottom of the second container.

Inventors: Samz; John B. (Union Grove, WI), Vogel; William C. (Milwaukee, WI)

Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.

International Classification: B65D 47/08 (20060101); B65D 21/02 (20060101); B65D 051/18 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018