Patents Assigned to Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10246229
    Abstract: A beverage can end has a vent (40) that includes a button (50). The vent is actuated by downward force of a pull tab (70) that is transmitted to the vent score (42) through the button. The center panel (18) includes beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan Keane, Brian Fields, Vivek Doshi
  • Patent number: 10246250
    Abstract: A drawn and wall ironed beverage can body, method for forming same, and a sealed and filled can, include a through-hole or aperture in the base. A grommet for charging a propellant in can is located in the aperture. The aperture has a burr that is located on the inboard side of the rim of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Mark Orlando Golding
  • Patent number: 10246218
    Abstract: A beverage can for carbonated soft drinks, beer, and other pressurized uses includes a drawn and ironed can body, a highly necked portion, and an relatively small end that is attached to the can body by a double seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Ramsey, Laura Jane McGirr, Brian Fields
  • Patent number: 10226806
    Abstract: A can bodymaker, which includes a disc feed (1) for feeding a disc (5) directly to the bodymaker itself. A locator (9) positions the disc (5) centrally to a blankholder (12) and a draw pad (10) clamps the disc (5) against a draw die (11). The blankholder (12) then forms the disc into a cup (20) and clamps the cup against a redraw die (14) ready to be picked up by a punch and carried through dies for forming a can body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Egerton, William Woulds
  • Publication number: 20180362209
    Abstract: A metal end for seaming onto a metal container body. The end comprises an outer curl, a centre panel within the outer curl, and a tab having a longitudinal axis (A). The end further comprises a rivet securing the tab to the centre panel, and a score in the centre panel having two spaced apart ends which define a hinge therebetween, the hinge lying on one side of said longitudinal axis (A), such that operation of the tab fractures the score and causes the region of the centre panel within the score to pivot about the hinge and provide an aperture in the centre panel. The score extends into a region of the centre panel that is behind a centre line (B) running through the centre of the rivet and perpendicular to said longitudinal axis (A), and on the other side of the longitudinal axis (A) from the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul RAMSEY, Thomas Alexander GROVES, Anthony Charles FRANCO
  • Patent number: 10144550
    Abstract: A beverage can end for pressurized contents includes a score that defines a pair of The lobes have longitudinal axes that are not mutually parallel and in some embodiments substantially perpendicular to improve flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Robert Dunwoody, Christopher Paul Ramsey, Garry Richard Chant
  • Patent number: 10108888
    Abstract: A matrix barcode on a can component, such as a can end panel, a pull tab of a can end, or the coil stock, is formed by laser application that makes spots that represent the matrix barcode modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Ramsey
  • Patent number: 10065231
    Abstract: A method of attaching a metal end (7) to a metal container body (6) in order to close an opening in the body, wherein the body (6) has a curled lip at least partially surrounding the opening and the end (7) has an upstanding lip extending at least partially around a periphery thereof. The method comprises locating the end (7) within the body (6) at or near said opening, bringing a curling tool (8) into contact with said upstanding lip of the end (7) and applying a force to that lip, via the curling tool (8), in order to curl the upstanding lip around the curled lip of the body (6) to form interlocking curls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David Malcolm Hollingworth, Michael George Bonsall
  • Patent number: 10053260
    Abstract: A full aperture beverage end has a center panel, a countersink surrounding the center panel, a main score arranged in proximity to the countersink to define a removable aperture panel and a vent score. The beverage end is adapted for use with products that are pressurized to over 30 psi (200 kPa) when opened, and during opening the vent score is adapted to sever first, controlling the pressure differential between the external surface and internal surface of the center panel, thereby allowing the main score to tear in a controlled and reliable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Ramsey, Garry Richard Chant, Andrew Robert Lockley, Brian Fields, Martin John Watson, Eleanor Rachel Ann Hyde
  • Patent number: 10040588
    Abstract: A method of sealing a peelable lid (2) to a flange (4) provided within a metal can body (1) which involves inserting an induction coil (6) into the can body to primarily heat the sealing surface (5) of the flange, while keeping the exterior wall of the can relatively cool to avoid tin reflow and decoration degradation of the exterior wall. The induction coil is subsequently removed from the can body and a peelable lid applied to the flange, whereby residual heat in the flange aids the sealing of the lid to the flange, e.g. by allowing activation of a bonding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Maxwell, John Pawel Bilko, Florian Christian Gregory Combe
  • Patent number: 10022953
    Abstract: Apparatus for decorating a can body. The apparatus comprises a can body conveying mechanism (1) for conveying can bodies (2) to a printing zone (3), a blanket wheel (4) comprising a plurality of blanket segments (6) and, affixed to each blanket segment, a blanket (7) having a printing surface, the blanket wheel being configured to bring blanket printing surfaces into contact with can bodies within said printing zone, and a plurality of ink stations (5) each comprising a printing plate (31) configured to contact the printing surfaces of passing blankets in order to impart an ink image to the printing surfaces, such that a composite ink image is formed on each blanket printing surface and is printed onto a can body upon contact of the blanket printing surface and the can body within the printing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Grahame Hughes, Katherine Roselaar
  • Patent number: 9968982
    Abstract: A horizontal can necking machine assembly includes a plural of main turrets and a plural of transfer starwheels. Each main turret includes a main turret shaft, a main gear mounted on the main turret shaft, a pusher assembly, and a die capable of necking a can body upon actuation of the turret shaft. Each transfer starwheel includes a transfer shaft and a transfer gear mounted on the transfer shaft. The main gears are engaged with the transfer gears such that lines through the main gear center and the centers of opposing transfer gears form an included angle of less than 170 degrees, thereby increasing the angular range available for necking the can body. The main turrets and transfer starwheels may operate to neck and move at least 2800 cans per minute, and each pusher assembly may have a stroke length relative to the die that is at least 1.5 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Robert Dunwoody, Ian K. Scholey
  • Patent number: 9968983
    Abstract: A modular method of forming a two part metal closure comprises a lug forming module for forming lugs 3 on a ring 1, a panel curl module, and an assembly module which fixes the panel inside the ring while allowing axial movement of the panel for opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Robert Dunwoody
  • Patent number: 9932152
    Abstract: A method of sealing a peelable lid to a circumferential and inwardly projecting flange formed in a tubular metal can body, where the flange has a sealing surface having a substantially V-shaped profile. The method comprises pressing the peelable lid against the sealing surface of the flange using a punch, an engagement surface of the punch having a generally V-shaped profile such that the apex of the punch presses the peelable lid into the valley of the engagement surface of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Florian Christian Gregory Combe
  • Patent number: 9902552
    Abstract: The invention provides an aerosol container having an outer container body (10) with a plastic liner or bag (40) arranged therein, into which both product and propellant are filled, characterized in that the plastic liner or bag (40) has a multi-layer construction. The liner or bag (40) comprises a layer that is resistant to the product and a layer that prevents diffusion of the propellant out of the liner or bag (40). Further layers may also be incorporated to provide additional properties as required, for example an oxygen barrier, scavenging etc. Furthermore, one or more tie-layers, such as adhesive for example, may be provided to hold the separate layers together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: John Pawel Bilko
  • Patent number: 9895737
    Abstract: A can for packaging food, comprising a metal can body and a diaphragm lid (16) formed of lidding material which comprises a multilayer structure with at least an aluminum layer of from 6 to 90 microns thickness and a bond layer for fixing the lid (16) directly to the can body. One method for forming the can forms the lidding material by using an outwardly extending curl (20) at one end of the metal can body as the draw die. Lidding material which is carried by the body maker punch is drawn around the curl of the can body draw die so as to form the lidding material into a cup shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas James Caunter, Tanya Ruth Gledhill, Ian Maxwell, Maurice Riviere
  • Patent number: D820678
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Roy Chapman, John Pawel Bilko
  • Patent number: D823111
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Ramsey
  • Patent number: D823112
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Paul Ramsey
  • Patent number: D833889
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hurst, Michael George Bonsall, David Malcolm Hollingworth