Patents Assigned to AptarGroup, Inc
  • Patent number: 11875886
    Abstract: A respiratory system and method comprise a tracker module adaptable to be secured to a variety of inhalers, the tracker module sensing activation of the medication canister of the inhaler for delivery of medication to a user. The tracker module also senses the rate of inhalation air flow of the user when inhaling medication for determination of proper inhaler use. Upstream and downstream sensors provide flow information to determine quality of the inhalation. Other sensors are provided that monitor user presence at the inhaler, user technique in using the inhaler, and the attitude of the inhaler when it was used. Low power devices are used to conserve battery power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa P. Manice, Joseph A. Condurso, III, Houston A. Brown, Francis T. Rodriguez, Daniel Z. Glazerman
  • Patent number: 11858684
    Abstract: A dispensing system (40, 40A) includes a body (54, 54A) having an outer wall (56, 56A) defining a volume for storing a substance, the outer wall (64, 64A) having a top end (66, 66A) and a sealed bottom end (70, 70A). The top end (66, 66A) is covered by a flexible lid (56, 56A) that is connected to the body (54, 54A). The lid (56, 56A) has a press portion (88, 88A) for being engaged to move the lid (56, 56A) from a first position into a second, deflected position. A post (58, 58A) is connected to the lid (56, 56A) and is configured in the second position of the lid (56, 56A) to breach the sealed bottom end (70, 70A) to form a dispensing orifice (80, 80A) to accommodate movement of a substance out of the body (54, 54A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: James Hammond, Timothy Mazurkiewicz, Anna Frolova-Levi
  • Patent number: 11858699
    Abstract: A dispensing closure (40) for use with a container (44) includes a body (54) having a dispensing spout (72) with an interior surface (80) that defines at least a portion of a passage (132) for communicating with the container interior to permit the flow of a fluent substance through the body (54). The dispensing closure (40) includes a closing element (56) attached to the body (54). The closing element (56) defines a transverse cover (130) having a closed position relative to the body (54) and an actuated, open position relative to the body (54). The transverse cover (130) has an outwardly projecting toggle tab (58) for being engaged by a user to move the transverse cover (130) from the closed position to the actuated, open position. The transverse cover (130) further has a flexible, resilient cantilevered sealing portion (142) that seals against the interior surface (80) of the dispensing spout (72) with the transverse cover (130) located in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Curt Prusko, Kenneth Phillips, Timothy Spiegelhoff
  • Patent number: 11848088
    Abstract: An inhaler tracker module is secured to an inhaler and has an activation sensor for sensing use of the inhaler. The tracker module includes a memory for storing inhaler use data, and a communications component for wirelessly transmitting the stored inhaler use data. The tracker module is wrapped around the inhaler body and includes a pressure switch located at the top of the canister to detect a user pressing the canister into the body for inhaler use. The tracking module has a standby mode in which it remains until inhaler use or until inhaler use data is stored and it is transmitted. A pairing function is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa P. Manice, Charles D. Manice, Daniel W. Weinstein
  • Patent number: 11794984
    Abstract: An improved actuator (20) for actuating a container of a pressurized fluent product includes a body (56) having a dispensing flow path (76) to direct a pressurized fluent product from the container to an exterior of the actuator (20) via an exit orifice (80) located at an end of the flow path (76). The body (56) further includes a front exterior face (84) located adjacent to the exit orifice (64) and a hollow extension (88) defining a portion of the flow path (76) and extending along, and centered on, a longitudinal axis (92). The hollow extension (88) configured to retain an accumulation of the fluent product at the exit orifice (80) at a location that is spaced away from the front exterior face (84).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: APTARGROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Cho, Gregory Erickson
  • Patent number: 11780651
    Abstract: A closing element (28) for restricting communication of a substance through an access passage (34) of a body (24) includes a first portion (68) for being removably affixed to the body (24), the first portion (68) having an inner wall (80), an outer wall (96) surrounding the inner wall (80), and at least one bridge (100) connecting the outer wall (96) with the inner wall (80). The closing element (28) has a second portion (72) for being non-removably affixed to the body (24) and a movable connecting element (76) extending between the first portion (68) and the second portion (72). The closing element (28) has an unactuated configuration wherein a major portion (78) of the length of the connecting element (76) is located laterally between the inner wall (80) and the outer wall (96) to shield the major portion (78) of the length of the connecting element (76).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Ryan Branca, Timothy Michael Mazurkiewicz, Stacy L. Beilke, John Wisniewski, Pranav Bhatt, Chad Ryan Billsby
  • Patent number: 11565873
    Abstract: An aerosol spout dispenser is disclosed for dispensing an aerosol product from an aerosol container through an aerosol valve. The aerosol spout dispenser comprises a base secured to the aerosol container with a dispensing head mounted to the base. A dispensing spout extends outwardly from the dispensing head beyond the mounting cup of the aerosol container. A depression of the dispensing head actuates the aerosol valve to dispense the aerosol product from a terminal orifice. A dispensing head retainer cooperates with a base retainer for inhibiting separation of the dispensing head from the base when a separating force is applied between the dispensing head and the base. An auxiliary latching mechanism inhibits separation of the dispensing head from the base when a separating force is applied between the dispensing spout and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A Erickson, Gerald J Marquardt, Sean Cho
  • Patent number: 11548692
    Abstract: A closure (20, 20A, 20B) for a container (22) with an outwardly projecting flange (25). The closure including a skirt (50, 50A, 50B) for attaching the closure (20, 20A, 20B) to the container (22). The skirt (50, 50A, 50B) has an annular, flexible retention member (66, 66A) extending laterally inwardly from a lower end portion (54, 54A, 54B) of the skirt (50, 50A, 50B) to define a connection (62, 62A, 62B) therebetween. In one form, the flexible retention member (58, 58A, 58B) has (a) an initial, undeflected configuration, (b) a deflected configuration rotated away therefrom about the connection (62, 62A, 62B), and (c) a proximal end surface (126, 126A) located at the connection (62, 62A, 62B) defining a shoulder when the flexible retention member (58, 58A, 58B) is in the undeflected configuration. In another form, the flexible retention member (58, 58A, 58B) is movable into the deflected configuration when subjected to an axial force of between about 100 Newtons and about 150 Newtons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Franz Lenz, Gerhard Jaeckel
  • Publication number: 20230005585
    Abstract: A respiratory system and method comprise a tracker module adaptable to be secured to a variety of inhalers, the tracker module sensing activation of the medication canister of the inhaler for delivery of medication to a user. The tracker module also senses the rate of inhalation air flow of the user when inhaling medication for determination of proper inhaler use. Upstream and downstream sensors provide flow information to determine quality of the inhalation. Other sensors are provided that monitor user presence at the inhaler, user technique in using the inhaler, and the attitude of the inhaler when it was used. Low power devices are used to conserve battery power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa P. Manice, Joseph A. Condurso, III, Houston A. Brown, Francis T. Rodriguez, Daniel Z. Glazerman
  • Publication number: 20220411170
    Abstract: An improved actuator (20) for actuating a container of a pressurized fluent product includes a body (56) having a dispensing flow path (76) to direct a pressurized fluent product from the container to an exterior of the actuator (20) via an exit orifice (80) located at an end of the flow path (76). The body (56) further includes a front exterior face (84) located adjacent to the exit orifice (64) and a hollow extension (88) defining a portion of the flow path (76) and extending along, and centered on, a longitudinal axis (92). The hollow extension (88) configured to retain an accumulation of the fluent product at the exit orifice (80) at a location that is spaced away from the front exterior face (84).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Cho, Gregory Erickson
  • Patent number: 11524821
    Abstract: A dispensing closure (40) includes a body (54) for being located at the opening of a container (44) defining a central axis (30) and having a pour spout (72). The body (54) including a crushable seal (200) surrounding the pour spout (72), and the body (54) including a lateral projection (210) extending therefrom. The closure (40) includes a closing element (56) for being removably attached to the body (54) and having a lateral projection (220) extending therefrom. The closing element (56) and the body (54) have a closed condition in which the crushable seal (200) seals between the closing element (56) and the body (54) and the lateral projections (210, 220) are confronting to inhibit separation of the closing element (56) away from the body (54) along the central axis (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Jelich, Curt Prusko
  • Publication number: 20220277821
    Abstract: An inhaler tracker module is secured to an inhaler and has an activation sensor for sensing use of the inhaler. The tracker module includes a memory for storing inhaler use data, and a communications component for wirelessly transmitting the stored inhaler use data. The tracker module is wrapped around the inhaler body and includes a pressure switch located at the top of the canister to detect a user pressing the canister into the body for inhaler use. The tracking module has a standby mode in which it remains until inhaler use or until inhaler use data is stored and it is transmitted. A pairing function is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa P. Manice, Charles D. Manice, Daniel W. Weinstein
  • Patent number: 11424017
    Abstract: A respiratory system and method comprise a tracker module adaptable to be secured to a variety of inhalers, the tracker module sensing activation of the medication canister of the inhaler for delivery of medication to a user. The tracker module also senses the rate of inhalation air flow of the user when inhaling medication for determination of proper inhaler use. Upstream and downstream sensors provide flow information to determine quality of the inhalation. A flow sensor is an integral part of the tracking module and can be used on multiple inhalers. Other sensors are provided that monitor user presence at the inhaler, user technique in using the inhaler, and the attitude of the inhaler when it was used. Low power devices are used to conserve battery power. A spirometer provides user lung function data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa P. Manice, Joseph A. Condurso, III, Houston A. Brown, Francis T. Rodriguez, Daniel Z. Glazerman
  • Patent number: 11352178
    Abstract: A closure (40, 40A, 40B) for use with a container includes a body (54, 54A, 54B) defining a passage (72, 72A, 72B) and a first latch portion (92, 92B). The closure (40, 40A, 40B) has a lid (56, 56A, 56B) defining a deflectable press portion (96, 96A, 96B) that has a connection (100, 100A, 100B) to the closure body (54, 54A, 54B). The lid (56, 56A, 56B) has a cover portion (100, 100A, 100B) including a second latch portion (120, 120A, 120B) for engaging the first latch portion (92, 92B) to releasably hold the cover portion (100, 100A, 100B) in a latched closed position in which the cover portion (100, 100A, 100B) at least partially occludes the passage (72, 72A, 72B). The lid (56, 56A, 56B) has a biased hinge (104, 104A, 104B) connecting the cover portion (100, 100A, 100B) with the press portion (96, 96A, 96B) to accommodate movement of the cover portion (100, 100A, 100B) between the latched closed position and an unlatched open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: John Wisniewski, James W. Hammond
  • Patent number: 11335447
    Abstract: An inhaler tracker module is secured to an inhaler and has an activation sensor for sensing use of the inhaler. The tracker module includes a memory for storing inhaler use data, and a communications component for wirelessly transmitting the stored inhaler use data. The tracker module is wrapped around the inhaler body and includes a pressure switch located at the top of the canister to detect a user pressing the canister into the body for inhaler use. The tracking module has a standby mode in which it remains until inhaler use or until inhaler use data is stored and it is transmitted. A pairing function is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa P. Manice, Charles D. Manice, Daniel W. Weinstein
  • Patent number: 11040805
    Abstract: A closure (40) includes a closure body (54) defining a first latch portion (60) and a lid (56) connected to the body (54) movable between (i) a closed position, and (ii) an open position. The lid includes a flexible, recessed press portion (58) defining a second latch portion (64). The closure body (54) and the lid (56) have (i) a latched configuration with the lid (56) in the closed position wherein the first latch portion (60) and the second latch portion (64) are oriented in a confronting relationship to prevent the lid (56) from moving into its open position, and (ii) an unlatched configuration with the lid (56) in the closed position wherein the recessed press portion (58) is deflected inwardly to move the second latch portion (64) out of the confronting relationship with the first latch portion (60) to permit the lid (56) to move from its closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Jelich
  • Patent number: 10988290
    Abstract: A liner (100) and closure (106) are provided for being initially assembled and subsequently installed on a container (104) of a product to create a package (107, 107A). The liner (100) is provided for being disposed between, and sealed to, the container (104) and the closure (106) mounted thereon. The liner (100) includes a metallic substrate layer (200) that is an aluminum alloy and that is located between first and second heat-sealable layers (212, 200), respectively. The liner (100) has a through hole (252), and the metallic substrate layer (200) has a laterally inward edge surface (210) that is exposed at the through hole (252).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: APTARGROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Danks, John Wisniewski
  • Publication number: 20210094734
    Abstract: A liner (100) and closure (106) are provided for being initially assembled and subsequently installed on a container (104) of a product to create a package (107, 107A). The liner (100) is provided for being disposed between, and sealed to, the container (104) and the closure (106) mounted thereon. The liner (100) includes a metallic substrate layer (200) that is an aluminum alloy and that is located between first and second heat-sealable layers (212, 200), respectively. The liner (100) has a through hole (252), and the metallic substrate layer (200) has a laterally inward edge surface (210) that is exposed at the through hole (252).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Danks, John Wisniewski
  • Publication number: 20200399030
    Abstract: A closure (40) includes a closure body (54) defining a first latch portion (60) and a lid (56) connected to the body (54) movable between (i) a closed position, and (ii) an open position. The lid includes a flexible, recessed press portion (58) defining a second latch portion (64). The closure body (54) and the lid (56) have (i) a latched configuration with the lid (56) in the closed position wherein the first latch portion (60) and the second latch portion (64) are oriented in a confronting relationship to prevent the lid (56) from moving into its open position, and (ii) an unlatched configuration with the lid (56) in the closed position wherein the recessed press portion (58) is deflected inwardly to move the second latch portion (64) out of the confronting relationship with the first latch portion (60) to permit the lid (56) to move from its closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Jelich
  • Patent number: D996969
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Ryan Branca, John Wisniewski