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1. (WO2018146475) DISPENSER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/146475    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2018/050351
Publication Date: Fri Aug 17 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 09 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B65D 83/04
A47F 1/035
A47G 19/34
Applicants: MARS, INCORPORATED
GADD, David
Inventors: GADD, David
MACDONALD, John
WRIGHT, Matthew
COLQUHOUN, Duncan
DONALDSON, Richard
DALE-BROWN, Jake
Title: DISPENSER
Abstract:
There is disclosed a dispenser 10 for dispensing product objects, comprising: a main chamber 20 for storing product objects; and a portion dispensing mechanism for dispensing a portion comprising a plurality of project objects 40. The portion dispensing mechanism comprises a gate arrangement 36 and a collection chamber 24 which are configured for relative linear movement between a loading configuration and a dispensing configuration. In the loading configuration a plurality of product objects 40 within the main chamber 20 collect within the collection chamber 24 and the gate arrangement 36 prevents product objects 40 from being dispensed from the collection chamber 24. In the dispensing configuration the gate arrangement 36 prevents product objects within the main chamber 20 from entering the collection chamber 24 and a plurality of product objects are dispensed from the collection chamber.