Patents Assigned to Angelo Guala S.p.A.
  • Patent number: 4830207
    Abstract: A pilfer-proof closure for liqueur bottles and the like, having the ability to retain its cylindrical shape indefinitely, irrespective of the angular setting it may take once applied by screwing it onto a bottle, comprises a cap-type stopper having on its inside an annular shoulder, a pilfer-proof band, a weakening line formed between the cap-type stopper and the pilfer-proof band, and a plurality of small tabs extending tangentially inwards of the band and being set apart by the weakening line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Angelo Guala S.p.A.
    Inventor: Piero Battegazzore
  • Patent number: 4550845
    Abstract: A bottle closure, designed to make apparent any previous opening, consists of a cap, a collar extending coaxially in elongation of the cap, a line of weakness between the cap and the collar. A plurality of tabs project inwardly from the collar and are arranged close to the line of weakness and designed to engage in a circumferential recess which is made on the inside of the cap in proximity to the line of weakness, serving as a bridge across the line of weakness. When the cap is removed from the collar the tabs snap out of the recess and cannot re-enter it, so that a fissure is visible between the cap and the collar, showing that the cap has been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: Angelo Guala S.p.A.
    Inventor: Piergiacomo Guala
  • Patent number: 4494664
    Abstract: A tamper evident closure for bottles and containers includes a cap and a tamper-indicating lower ring or belt, those two parts are linked together by a weak breakable circumferential area, which will break at opening of the container leaving behind the lower ring. This closure is the result of a simplified manufacturing process that forms the breakable circumferential area by forming misaligned cuts about the circumference of the closure between the upper cap and lower ring. Upon opening, the lower ring moves down on the neck of the container. Upon reclosing, the space between the cap and ring makes the prior opening of the bottle very evident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Assignee: Angelo Guala, S.p.A.
    Inventor: Piergiacomo Guala
  • Patent number: 4458817
    Abstract: A closure with internal security for bottles and the like is described, which allows the contents to be immediately and freely poured from the bottle as soon as it is taken from a refrigerator, and therefore has a partial vacuum within it. This closure includes a body which is fixed to the mouth of the bottle and defines a fluid passage, a cap which can be screwed onto the body to close the passage, at least one valve shutter movable along the passage in the body to engage a valve seat in the passage, engagement means between the shutter and the cap for turning of the shutter by the cap as it is unscrewed, a cusp-shaped projection on the body facing the shutter, and a corresponding projection on the shutter for engaging and riding over the cusp-shaped projection upon unscrewing of the cap, to raise the shutter from the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1984
    Assignee: Angelo Guala S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pier G. Guala
  • Patent number: 4372456
    Abstract: The invention provides a security closure, particularly for single-measure bottles, of the type in which a screw cap is connected by breakable links to a ring engaged with a flange on the bottle neck. The lateral wall of the cap has at least one portion which is cut along its edges facing the rest of the wall and is connected to the ring by one or more breakable links only. When the cap is unscrewed and the links are broken the wall portions are completely detached and fall away from the cap so that, if the cap is subsequently screwed back into contact with the ring, the fact that the wall portions are missing will warn the consumer that the closure is broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1983
    Assignee: Angelo Guala S.p.A.
    Inventor: Piergiacomo Guala
  • Patent number: 3957944
    Abstract: A method of making a closure device for a can or other container is disclosed wherein the device has a tubular element of flexible plastics material attachable to a container wall and an upper portion which can be folded inwardly inside a lower portion in the manner of a bellows to retract the tubular element which is closed by a removable lid having external handles by which the lid and the tubular element can be pulled out, the lid being removable by rupture of a weakened bridge portion and being re-usable for re-closing the container. The closure device is molded in one piece and then folded into its retracted condition automatically upon withdrawal of the mold core, so that no additional manufacturing steps are necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1976
    Assignee: Angelo Guala S.p.A.
    Inventor: Piergiacomo Guala
  • Patent number: 3937348
    Abstract: A closure device with a guarantee seal for bottles of the type having a screw thread and a radial shoulder, formed as by a collar or thickened portion, on the neck thereof is disclosed. The closure device comprises a cap with an elongate skirt to the rim of which is connected, by a frangible connection, a tubular anchoring member which carries a plurality of axially extending resilient tongues which, when the device is in position, latch under the radial shoulder to prevent removal of the anchoring member. The cap itself thus cannot be removed without breaking the guarantee seal formed by the frangible connection between the skirt of the cap and the anchoring member. To prevent breakage of the frangible connection while the closure device is being fitted the inner face of the skirt and the outer faces of the tongues are provided with cooperating ribs and grooves so that torque can be transmitted directly from the cap to the tongues, bypassing the frangible connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Assignee: Angelo Guala S.p.A.
    Inventor: Piergiacomo Guala