Patents Assigned to AptarGroup, Inc
  • Patent number: 10814122
    Abstract: A flow control device (40) for controlling the flow of a pressurized fluent substance is disclosed. The device (40) includes a housing (44, 48, 52) having an inlet portion (44) for receiving the fluent substance, an outlet portion (48) for discharging the fluent substance, and a platform (52). The device (40) further has a valve (56) located within the housing (44, 48, 52). The valve (56) is located between the platform (52) and the outlet portion (48). The valve (56) has a flexible, resilient valve head portion (160) that has confronting, openable portions (212, 216) movable from a closed configuration to an open configuration when the valve head portion (160) is subjected to a pressure differential acting across the valve head portion (160).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: John Miller Hess, III, Andrew Smith, Robert LaBean, Gregory Olechowski, Mark Honard
  • Patent number: 10722915
    Abstract: A valve (100, 200, 300) includes a material with a first side surface (114, 214), a second side surface (116, 216), defining between them a thickness of the material. The material includes at least two self-sealing slits (126, 130, 226, 230) extending through the thickness and includes at least one frangible portion (150, 250) extending laterally between the at least two slits (126, 130, 226, 230) for at least part of said thickness of the material. The material includes confronting, openable portions along the at least two slits (126, 130, 226, 230) to define a normally closed orifice to minimize communication through the valve (100, 200, 300). The openable portions are constrained by the at least one frangible portion (150, 250) from moving away from each other into an open condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Gaus, Eric O'Boyle
  • Publication number: 20200140152
    Abstract: A closure (40) for use with a container of a fluent substance includes a body (54) defining an orifice (84) to accommodate flow of a fluent substance from the container. The closure (40) has a lid (56) connected to the body (54) and movable between (i) a closed position occluding the orifice (84), and (ii) an open position spaced from the orifice (84). The closure (40) includes a retainer (60) having a locked position wherein the retainer (60) is engaged with both of the closure body (54) and the lid (56) to prevent the lid (56) from moving into the open position. The retainer 60) has an unlocked position rotated away from the locked position wherein the retainer (60) is disengaged from at least one of the closure body (54) and the lid (56) to permit the lid (56) to move into the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Jelich, Brenda Chamulak
  • Patent number: 10618686
    Abstract: A closure body (40) is provided for installation with a liner membrane (52) on a container (44). The closure body (40) has a peripheral portion (74) for being mounted on the container (44) around an access opening (48), and a separable portion (82) that (i) is disposed laterally inwardly of the peripheral portion (74); (ii) is initially connected to the peripheral portion (74) by at least one frangible connection (86); and (iii) can be separated from the peripheral portion (74) upon breaking of the at least one frangible connection (86). The closure body (40) has an opening member (94) that is connected with the separable portion (82) to accommodate movement of the opening member (94) relative to the separable portion (82). The opening member (94) has a grippable portion (102) and a puncture portion (106) each disposed in an initial inactive orientation relative to the separable portion (74).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: James Hammond, Timothy Mazurkiewicz, Tim Wallace
  • Patent number: 10591337
    Abstract: A lockable metering aerosol dispenser is disclosed for dispensing an aerosol product from an aerosol container through an aerosol valve. The lockable metering aerosol dispenser comprises a base secured to the aerosol container with a cup rotationally mounted to the base between a locked rotational position and an unlocked rotational position. A metering cup is secured relative to the base and communicates with the aerosol valve. The cup is capable of actuating the aerosol valve for dispensing the aerosol product into the metering cup when the cup is rotated into the unlocked rotational position. The cup is inhibited from actuating the aerosol valve when the cup is rotated into the locked rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Neuhalfen, Gregory A Erickson, Stephen Virgilio, Paul Hallman, Gerald J Marquardt, Sean Hang Cho
  • Patent number: 10562681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispensing closure comprising a base element, which can be attached to a neck of a container, a flip-top lid, being attached to said base element by a hinge and being movable between a closed and an opened position, and a tamper-evident element extending in a circumferential direction around at least part of the circumference of said dispensing closure, wherein the tamper-evident element has at least one weakening region extending at least over part of the height of the tamper-evident element and/or wherein a shoulder region of the base element, to which frangible elements of the tamper-evident element are attached, is inclined such that it declines in an outward direction of the base element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Aptar Freyung GmbH, AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Koenigseder, Pranav Mahesh Bhatt, Andreas Rueckert, Stacy L. Beilke
  • Patent number: 10562679
    Abstract: A combination of a closing element (28) and a receiving structure (24) is provided wherein the closing element (28) and receiving structure (24) are in an initially assembled orientation which prevents, but which can be subsequently operated to permit, communication through the receiving structure (24). The receiving structure (24) includes at least one laterally projecting shear member (40) and a spout (30) defining (A) an access passage (32). The closing element (28) has an aperture (78) for receiving a shear member (40) of the receiving structure (24). At least one frangible bridge (78) extends across a portion of the aperture (74) for being severed by the shear member (40) during relative rotation between the closing element (28) and the receiving structure (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: APTARGROUP, INC.
    Inventor: John Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 10518941
    Abstract: A dispensing closure (40) for a fluent substance-containing system, such as a container, includes a body (54) for receiving the fluent substance from the system, a locking member (56) assembled with the body (54), and a pivotable actuator (60) assembled with the locking member (56) and defining a dispensing flow passage (190) for discharging the fluent substance. The locking member (56) is rotatable relative to the body (54) from a locking position to an unlocking position to permit a user to pivot the actuator (60) from a closed position to a dispensing, open position. The body (54) has an abutment (110) that extends through the locking member (56) in the locking position to prevent the actuator (60) from moving into the open position. In the unlocking position of the locking member (56), the actuator (60) is not prevented by the abutment (110) from being moved into the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: APTARGROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Jelich
  • Patent number: 10518945
    Abstract: A closure (40, 240) for a fluent substance-containing system, such as a container, includes a body (54, 254) for receiving the fluent substance from the system, an actuator (60, 260) assembled with the closure body (54, 254) for selectively preventing or permitting flow of the fluent substance through the closure body (54, 254), and a shell (56, 256) that is mounted around at least a portion of the closure body (54, 254). The shell (56, 256) has a top end (156) and a blocking member (176) having an initial configuration and a separated configuration. In the initial configuration, the blocking member (176) is connected to the top end (156) to prevent the actuator (60, 260) from moving into an open, dispensing position. In the separated configuration, the blocking member (176) is at least partially separated from the top end (156) to allow the actuator (60, 260) to move into the open, dispensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: APTARGROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Ken Phillips, Curt Prusko, Kay Stanish
  • Publication number: 20190389636
    Abstract: A closure for a system that has an opening and an outwardly projecting flange. The closure includes a base for being installed at the system opening and a closing element for occluding the closure. The base has a skirt for attaching the closure to the system, the skirt has a lower end portion for being located adjacent the system flange when the base is installed at the system opening. The skirt lower end portion has (a) a first portion defining (i) an outer side, (ii) an inner side, and (iii) a bottom end, (b) a second portion having (i) a proximal end, and (ii) a distal end, and (c) a connecting portion connecting the first portion bottom end and the second portion proximal end to accommodate initial deflection of the second portion by the system flange toward the first portion inner side during installation of the base on the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Franz Lenz, Nils Deringer, Timothy Mazurkiewicz
  • Patent number: 10513377
    Abstract: A closure (100, 100A, 100B, 100C, 100D, 100F, 100G, 100H, 100I) having a base (112, 112A, 112B, 112C, 112D, 112F, 112G, 112H, 112I), a lid (116, 116A, 116B, 116D, 116F, 116I), and a utensil (124, 124A, 124B, 124E, 124F, 124G, 124I) is provided for a container (104). One of the base (112, 112A, 112B, 112C, 112D, 112F, 112G, 112H, 112I) and the lid (116, 116A, 116B, 116D, 116F, 116I) includes a raised platform region (198, 198A) for releasably holding the utensil (124, 124A, 124B, 124E, 124F, 124G, 124I) and includes a recessed region (194, 194A) such that a handle portion (172, 172B, 172E, 172F, 172G, 172I) of the utensil (124, 124A, 124B, 124E, 124F, 124G, 124I) projects beyond the platform region (198, 198A) over the recessed region (194, 194A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: APTARGROUP, iNC
    Inventors: Franz Lenz, Nils Deringer, Timothy Mazurkiewicz
  • Patent number: 10501249
    Abstract: A fitment (20, 20A) is provided for a flexible, collapsible container (22) with an opening. The fitment (20, 20A) has a body (24, 24A) with an inner end (31) and an outer end (32) and an access passage (30) for communicating with an interior of the container (22). The body (24, 24A) has a height defined between the inner end (31) and outer end (32). The body (24, 24A) has a sealing portion (36, 36A) for being attached to the interior of the container (22). The sealing portion (36) has a major dimension (MD) oriented generally transverse of the height of the body (24, 24A). The fitment (20, 20A) further has a pour lip (46, 46A) that extends from the body outer end (32) and projects laterally relative to the access passage (30). The pour lip (46, 46A) defines a pour path (PP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: APTARGROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Mazurkiewicz, Dave S. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190358667
    Abstract: A valve (100, 200, 300) includes a material with a first side surface (114, 214), a second side surface (116, 216), defining between them a thickness of the material. The material includes at least two self-sealing slits (126, 130, 226, 230) extending through the thickness and includes at least one frangible portion (150, 250) extending laterally between the at least two slits (126, 130, 226, 230) for at least part of said thickness of the material. The material includes confronting, openable portions along the at least two slits (126, 130, 226, 230) to define a normally closed orifice to minimize communication through the valve (100, 200, 300). The openable portions are constrained by the at least one frangible portion (150, 250) from moving away from each other into an open condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Gaus, Eric O'Boyle
  • Patent number: 10442585
    Abstract: A closure 100 is provided for a container 104. The closure 100 has a base 112 for being installed at the opening of the container 104 interior and has open ends defining an access passage 148 extending between the open ends. The closure 100 has a liner 166 disposed between the closure base 112 and the container opening, and the liner 166 has an internal edge 214 defining a central hole. The closure 100 has a valve 160 for being located at the closure access passage 148. The valve 160 has (i) a closed configuration for occluding the access passage 148; and (ii) an open configuration for permitting communication through the access passage 148. The closure 100 has a retainer 170 for retaining the valve 160 at the closure access passage 148, and the retainer 170 has an outer surface with at least one liner abutment 186 extending therefrom for inhibiting contact between the liner internal edge 214 and the contents of the container 104.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy Beilke, Phillip Burn, Dominic Squillaci
  • Patent number: 10435227
    Abstract: A trigger operated aerosol dispenser is disclosed for dispensing an aerosol product from an aerosol container through an aerosol valve. The trigger operated aerosol dispenser comprises a base secured to the aerosol container with a dispensing head mounted to the base. A nozzle extends through the dispensing head for communicating the aerosol valve with a terminal orifice. A trigger actuator extends from the dispensing head for actuating the aerosol valve upon depression of the trigger actuator to dispense the aerosol product from the terminal orifice. The trigger operated aerosol dispenser may incorporate a lock for inhibiting the trigger from actuating the aerosol valve. In one example, the trigger operated aerosol dispenser may be actuated in an alternate manner upon a depression of the dispensing head. Preferably, the trigger operated aerosol dispenser is formed from a two piece unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc
    Inventors: Gregory A. Erickson, Geraid J. Marquardt, Sean Cho, Bernd Blumenstein, Bernhard Jasper, Paul Hallman
  • Publication number: 20190202609
    Abstract: A dispensing closure (40) for a fluent substance-containing system, such as a container, includes a body (54) for receiving the fluent substance from the system, a locking member (56) assembled with the body (54), and a pivotable actuator (60) assembled with the locking member (56) and defining a dispensing flow passage (190) for discharging the fluent substance. The locking member (56) is rotatable relative to the body (54) from a locking position to an unlocking position to permit a user to pivot the actuator (60) from a closed position to a dispensing, open position. The body (54) has an abutment (110) that extends through the locking member (56) in the locking position to prevent the actuator (60) from moving into the open position. In the unlocking position of the locking member (56), the actuator (60) is not prevented by the abutment (110) from being moved into the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Jelich
  • Patent number: 10295073
    Abstract: A flexible, resilient, self-sealing slit-type valve (40, 140, 240, 340) is provided with a configuration that minimizes the difference between the pressure differential at which the valve opens and the pressure differential at which the valve (40, 140, 240, 340) closes. The valve (40, 140, 240, 340) includes a peripheral mounting portion (42) and a valve head (60, 160, 260, 360) connected thereto. The valve head (60, 160, 260, 360) has an interior surface (78, 178, 278, 378) and an exterior surface (76) which each has a recessed configuration such that the thickness between the exterior surface (76) and interior surface (78, 178, 278, 378) is thinner at the center on the longitudinal axis (62) of the valve (40, 140, 240, 340) than at a radially outward location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventor: John Hall
  • Patent number: 10293988
    Abstract: A closure assembly (20) that includes a cap or overcap (28) and a fitment (24) for a container is provided wherein the fitment (24) has a laterally projecting shear member (40), and the overcap (28) has an aperture (74) for initially receiving the shear member (40) when the overcap (28) and fitment (24) are in an initially assembled orientation or condition. The aperture (74) and the shear member (40) cooperate in the initially assembled orientation such that when subjected to a flow of a sterilizing gas, turbulence is created in the sterilizing gas flow to enhance sterilization of the combination. The closure assembly (20) may, instead, or additionally, be provided wherein the overcap (28) has an elongate, hollow plug (58) for establishing a first seal between the fitment (24) and the overcap (28) in the initially assembled orientation, and the wherein overcap (28) has a skirt (50) for establishing a second seal between the fitment (24) and the overcap (28) in the initially assembled orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mazurkiewicz, John Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 10287066
    Abstract: A slit valve (10) to selectively restrict the passage of a fluent substance between an interior environment (17) and an exterior environment (15) and a method for forming the valve (10), the method including the steps of providing at least one layer of film material and permanently deforming the film material to define a valve (10) for selectively restricting the passage of a fluent substance between an interior environment (17) and an exterior environment (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason D. Hatton, Greg L. Cole
  • Publication number: 20190119009
    Abstract: A combination of a closing element (28) and a receiving structure (24) is provided wherein the closing element (28) and receiving structure (24) are in an initially assembled orientation which prevents, but which can be subsequently operated to permit, communication through the receiving structure (24). The receiving structure (24) includes at least one laterally projecting shear member (40) and a spout (30) defining (A) an access passage (32). The closing element (28) has an aperture (78) for receiving a shear member (40) of the receiving structure (24). At least one frangible bridge (78) extends across a portion of the aperture (74) for being severed by the shear member (40) during relative rotation between the closing element (28) and the receiving structure (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventor: John Wisniewski