Patents Assigned to Weatherchem Corporation
  • Patent number: 10589909
    Abstract: A sift-resistant dispensing closure is disclosed. The sift-resistant dispensing closure includes a base, a lid, and a hinge connecting the lid to the base. The base contains a circular end wall, a cylindrical skirt extending downward from the periphery of the end wall, and a sift deck elevated from the upside of the circular end wall. The sift deck contains a deck surface surrounded by a first snap bead and a first sealing surface, and pouring holes formed on the deck surface. The lid contains a second snap bead and a second sealing surface that are formed on the underside of the lid and engage with the first snap bead and first sealing surface, respectively, to form a seal around the sift deck when the lid is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Weatherchem Corporation
    Inventor: Barry Michael Daggett
  • Patent number: 10421597
    Abstract: The disclosed aspects relate to a closure that includes a lid and a body portion operatively attached to the lid. The closure can include a primary dispensing opening in the body portion and a shelf area adjacent to the primary dispensing opening, wherein the shelf area is configured to hold dispensed product. The closure can also include a secondary dispensing opening above the shelf area and the primary dispensing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Weatherchem Corporation
    Inventor: Brian David Groubert
  • Patent number: 10173811
    Abstract: The disclosed aspects relate to a dual hinge flip cap closure. The closure includes a skirt that operatively engages a container. The closure also includes a top connected to the skirt at a first hinge, wherein the top is movable relative to the skirt. Further, the closure includes a lid operatively attached to the top at a second hinge, wherein the lid is movable relative to the top, and wherein a distal end of the lid is at an opposite of the top relative to the first hinge and the second hinge is between the first hinge and the end of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: WEATHERCHEM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin Stevens, Brian David Groubert
  • Patent number: 9371162
    Abstract: A one-piece dispensing closure is disclosed. The one-piece dispensing closure includes a base, a lid having a first flap and means to irreversibly attach to the base, a first living hinge connecting the base to the lid, and a second living hinge connecting the first flap to the lid. The simplistic design of the dispensing closure allows for easy production of dispensing closures of different shapes and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: WEATHERCHEM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steve Walunis, Barry Michael Daggett
  • Patent number: 9327883
    Abstract: A dispensing closure comprising a body portion and a flap portion is provided. The body portion comprises an end wall, a skirt that depends from end wall, and an opening about the same size as end wall. Flap portion comprises a lid comprising at least one dispensing opening and a disk comprising one or more dispensing orifices. The disk is in rotatable contact with the lid. A lock portion comprising a surface area formed on the flap portion. Lock portion also comprises a first substantially vertical piece formed on a first side of surface area, a second substantially vertical piece formed on a second side of surface area, and a substantially horizontal piece formed at a bottom of the first substantially vertical piece and the second substantially vertical piece. Surface area, first substantially vertical piece, second substantially vertical piece, and the substantially horizontal piece form a latched opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: WEATHERCHEM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian David Groubert, Barry Daggett
  • Patent number: 9321567
    Abstract: A closure comprising a main portion and a flip-top portion are provided. The main portion comprises a tab and at least one rib. The flip-top portion is operatively connected to the main portion and is movable with respect to the main portion. The tab can be configured to break at least partially away from the at least one rib as a result of downward force applied to the tab. The at least one rib can be configured to spiral partially away from the tab and the main portion when the tab is pulled in an upward direction away from the main portion. The tab and the at least one rib comprise a tamper evident seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Weatherchem Corporation
    Inventors: Barry Daggett, Brian David Groubert
  • Publication number: 20150069061
    Abstract: A sift-resistant dispensing closure is disclosed. The sift-resistant dispensing closure includes a base, a lid, and a hinge connecting the lid to the base. The base contains a circular end wall, a cylindrical skirt extending downward from the periphery of the end wall, and a sift deck elevated from the upside of the circular end wall. The sift deck contains a deck surface surrounded by a first snap bead and a first sealing surface, and pouring holes formed on the deck surface. The lid contains a second snap bead and a second sealing surface that are formed on the underside of the lid and engage with the first snap bead and first sealing surface, respectively, to form a seal around the sift deck when the lid is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: WEATHERCHEM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Barry Michael Daggett
  • Patent number: 8833584
    Abstract: The disclosed aspects relate to a dispensing closure that comprises a utensil retention mechanism. The utensil retention mechanism can comprise at least two outward extending tabs that can be located on a lid portion of the dispensing closure. The at least two outward extending tabs can be positioned on the lid portion such that a section of a utensil can be securely engaged and retained by the at least two outward extending tabs. The dispensing closure can comprise a stay open mechanism, in an aspect. In another aspect, the dispensing closure can comprise a sift-resistance feature. In a further aspect, the dispensing closure can comprise a flex-lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Weatherchem Corporation
    Inventor: Brian David Groubert
  • Publication number: 20140217098
    Abstract: A closure comprising a main portion and a flip-top portion are provided. The main portion comprises a tab and at least one rib. The flip-top portion is operatively connected to the main portion and is movable with respect to the main portion. The tab can be configured to break at least partially away from the at least one rib as a result of downward force applied to the tab. The at least one rib can be configured to spiral partially away from the tab and the main portion when the tab is pulled in an upward direction away from the main portion. The tab and the at least one rib comprise a tamper evident seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Weatherchem Corporation
    Inventors: Barry Daggett, Brian David Groubert
  • Publication number: 20140217132
    Abstract: A dispensing closure comprising a body portion and a flap portion is provided. The body portion comprises an end wall, a skirt that depends from end wall, and an opening about the same size as end wall. Flap portion comprises a lid comprising at least one dispensing opening and a disk comprising one or more dispensing orifices. The disk is in rotatable contact with the lid. A lock portion comprising a surface area formed on the flap portion. Lock portion also comprises a first substantially vertical piece formed on a first side of surface area, a second substantially vertical piece formed on a second side of surface area, and a substantially horizontal piece formed at a bottom of the first substantially vertical piece and the second substantially vertical piece. Surface area, first substantially vertical piece, second substantially vertical piece, and the substantially horizontal piece form a latched opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: WEATHERCHEM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian David Groubert, Barry Daggett
  • Patent number: 8720748
    Abstract: A dispensing closure is provided that includes a body portion and a flap portion. The body portion can include an end wall, a skirt that depends from end wall, and an opening about the same size as the end wall. The flap portion can include a lid having at least one dispensing opening and a disk that has one or more dispensing orifices. The disk is in rotatable contact with the lid. A lock portion can include a surface area formed on the flap portion. The lock portion can also include a first substantially vertical piece formed on a first side of surface area, a second substantially vertical piece formed on a second side of surface area, and a substantially horizontal piece formed at a bottom of the first substantially vertical piece and the second substantially vertical piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: WeatherChem Corporation
    Inventors: Brian David Groubert, Barry Daggett
  • Patent number: 8550313
    Abstract: A sift-resistant dispensing closure is disclosed. The sift-resistant dispensing closure includes a base, a lid and a hinge connecting the lid to the base. The base contains a circular end wall, a cylindrical skirt extending downward from the periphery of the end wall, and a sift deck elevated from the upside of the circular end wall. The sift deck contains a deck surface surrounded by a first snap bead and a first sealing surface, and pouring holes formed on the deck surface. The lid contains a second snap bead and a second sealing surface that are formed on the underside of the lid and engage with the first snap bead and first sealing surface, respectively, to form a seal around the sift deck when the lid is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Weatherchem Corporation
    Inventor: Barry Michael Daggett
  • Patent number: 8448798
    Abstract: A dispensing closure that comprises a pliable sealing surface that is selectively formed with a dispensing opening or a cleanout. At least a portion of the pliable sealing surface can be formed at a base of a skirt, wherein the skirt engages the dispensing closure with the container. Material of the pliable sealing surface can be bonded with material of a body portion and a flap portion of the dispensing closure during a multi-shot injection molding process. The pliable sealing surface can be formed from a thermoplastic elastomer and the body portion and flap portion can be formed from a polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Weatherchem Corporation
    Inventors: Brian David Groubert, Barry Daggett
  • Publication number: 20130001184
    Abstract: The disclosed aspects relate to a dispensing closure with a stay open mechanism. The dispensing closure includes a body portion and a lid portion. The lid portion can be operatively connected to the body portion at a hinge. The body portion can include at least one first stop section and the lid portion can include at least one second stop section. The first stop section(s) and the second stop section(s) can be located adjacent the hinge. Engagement of the first stop section(s) and the second stop section(s) can be configured to retain the lid portion in an open position. The engagement can be created when the lid portion is moved in a first direction (e.g., opening of the closure).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: WEATHERCHEM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian David Groubert
  • Publication number: 20130001227
    Abstract: The disclosed aspects relate to a dispensing closure that comprises a utensil retention mechanism. The utensil retention mechanism can comprise at least two outward extending tabs that can be located on a lid portion of the dispensing closure. The at least two outward extending tabs can be positioned on the lid portion such that a section of a utensil can be securely engaged and retained by the at least two outward extending tabs. The dispensing closure can comprise a stay open mechanism, in an aspect. In another aspect, the dispensing closure can comprise a sift-resistance feature. In a further aspect, the dispensing closure can comprise a flex-lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: WEATHERCHEM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian David Groubert
  • Publication number: 20120211493
    Abstract: Containers that are disposable and leak proof and methods of making and using the container are provided. The containers can be hermetically sealed without the utilization of linear sealing and capping. The container comprises a body portion and a lid portion operatively connected to the container portion with, for example, a living hinge. The container also comprises a gasket comprising built in compression and a positive lock, wherein the gasket and the positive lock operate in conjunction to produce an audible sound when the lid portion is engaged with the body portion. The gasket can be formed integral to the lid portion or the body portion, wherein the built in compression facilitates compression of the gasket to flip the positive lock into a secure position when the lid portion is engaged with the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: WEATHERCHEM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Barry Daggett
  • Publication number: 20120175370
    Abstract: A liner for a container is provided. The liner provides sealing and tamper-evident features while also allowing a consumer to easily remove the liner to access the container contents. The liner comprises a sealing area located on one or both sides of the flat surface of the liner and configured to retain the liner in a secure position on a mouth of the container. The liner also comprises a plurality of perforations that penetrate at least one layer of the liner, wherein the plurality of perforations are configured to provide easier removal of the liner to access contents of the container. The plurality of perforation are formed with a rotary die cutter. A sealable container assembly comprises the container, the liner, and the closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: WEATHERCHEM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stephen Walunis
  • Publication number: 20120085791
    Abstract: A dispensing closure comprising a body portion and a flap portion is provided. The body portion comprises an end wall, a skirt that depends from end wall, and an opening about the same size as end wall. Flap portion comprises a lid comprising at least one dispensing opening and a disk comprising one or more dispensing orifices. The disk is in rotatable contact with the lid. A lock portion comprising a surface area formed on the flap portion. Lock portion also comprises a first substantially vertical piece formed on a first side of surface area, a second substantially vertical piece formed on a second side of surface area, and a substantially horizontal piece formed at a bottom of the first substantially vertical piece and the second substantially vertical piece. Surface area, first substantially vertical piece, second substantially vertical piece, and the substantially horizontal piece form a latched opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: WEATHERCHEM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian David Groubert, Barry Daggett
  • Publication number: 20120080442
    Abstract: Aspects describe a dispensing closure that comprises a pliable sealing surface that is selectively formed with a dispensing opening or a cleanout. At least a portion of the pliable sealing surface can be formed at a base of a skirt, wherein the skirt engages the dispensing closure with the container. Material of the pliable sealing surface can be bonded with material of a body portion and a flap portion of the dispensing closure during a multi-shot injection molding process. The pliable sealing surface can be formed from a thermoplastic elastomer and the body portion and flap portion can be formed from a polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: WEATHERCHEM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian David Groubert, Barry Daggett
  • Patent number: D731303
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Weatherchem Corporation
    Inventor: Barry Daggett