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1. WO2012145213 - IMPROVED POWDER, MEASURING, AND DISPENSING APPARATUS

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What is claimed is:

1. A powder dispensing apparatus, comprising:

a. A hollow housing chamber adapted to receive and store an amount of powder substance, said housing chamber having an open top end and a closed bottom end;

b. A middle chamber removably fastened to the housing chamber, the middle chamber having a top and bottom end;

c. A removable, rotatable measuring device having an open cavity adapted to receive and measure a predetermined amount of powder substance from said housing chamber, said measuring device being removably and slidably engageable with the middle chamber;

d. A tapered top chamber removably fastened to said middle chamber, said top chamber adapted to receive said powder substance from said open cavity, said top chamber also adapted to dispense said powder substance; said top chamber having an open top end.

2. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 1, wherein the measuring device is rotatable from a first position where the open cavity opens towards the bottom housing chamber to a second position where the open cavity opens towards the top chamber, the open cavity adapted to transfer a measured amount of said powder substance from the housing chamber into the tapered top chamber.

3. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 1, wherein the removable, rotatable measuring device includes a locking tooth which is rotatable from a first position which locks the removable measuring device in the middle chamber to a second position which unlocks the measuring device from the middle chamber for removal of the measuring device from the middle chamber.

4. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 1, wherein the measuring device includes a handle adapted for rotating the measuring device.

5. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 1, wherein the middle chamber includes an internal chamber, the measuring device removably and rotatably located in the internal chamber.

6. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 3, wherein the middle chamber includes a locking ring, the locking tooth of the measuring device releasably engaging the locking ring.

7. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 1, wherein the open top end of the tapered top chamber is adapted to engage with a liquid receptacle for dispensing the powdered substance into the liquid receptacle.

8. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 1, wherein the tapered top chamber includes a removable lid, said removable lid being engageable with the open top end of the tapered top chamber.

9. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 1, wherein:

said housing chamber has a threaded open top end; and

said middle chamber having a threaded open bottom end, said threaded open bottom end of said middle chamber being removably engageable with the threaded top end of said housing chamber.

10. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 1, wherein:

said middle chamber has a threaded open top end; and

said top chamber has a threaded open bottom end, said threaded open bottom end of said top chamber being removably engageable with the threaded open top end of said middle chamber.

11. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 1, wherein:

said open cavity comprises one of a plurality of different volume cavities formed in one of said removable measuring devices, each of said plurality of different volume cavities adapted to transfer a different, predetermined volume of powder substance into said top chamber.

12. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 3, wherein the middle chamber

includes a locking ring having a central open portion, an outer rim and a rear surface, said central open portion defining a radial opening adjacent the outer rim of the ring; the radial opening removably, slidably, and rotatably receiving the locking tooth when the locking tooth is in said second position; said locking tooth engaging the rear surface of said ring when said locking tooth rotates to said first position.

13. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 12, further including:

a spring extending between a wall of the middle chamber and the measuring device;

the spring biasing the locking tooth against the rear surface of the ring when said locking tooth is rotated between said first and second positions.

14. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 1, further including:

a first protuberance attached to said middle chamber;

a second protuberance attached to said measuring device;

rotation of said measuring device in said middle chamber being halted when said second protuberance engages said first protuberance.

15. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 1, wherein at least one seal material is disposed between the middle chamber and the measuring device, the seal material adapted to maintain said powder substance in and adjacent said open cavity when said measuring device is rotated.

16. The powder dispensing apparatus of claim 1, wherein said rotatable measuring device is cylindrical in shape.