Patents by Inventor Brian Brozell

Brian Brozell has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8186526
    Abstract: A child resistant closure having an outer cap and an inner cap combined together. The caps are provided with complementary engaging ratcheting teeth making it possible to turn the caps as a unit in a closing direction but permits relative rotation of the caps upon rotation of the outer cap in an opening direction unless the outer cap is simultaneously deflected axially relative to the inner cap. Complementary load bearing surfaces are provided on the caps to prevent axial deflection when the caps are in a predetermined position and the caps resist rotation from this predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Branson, Brian Brozell, Paul Zurawick
  • Patent number: 8123058
    Abstract: A closure having a stopping mechanism whereby a stop lug is positionable between a flexed and unflexed position relative to a spring gap. The stop lug may project from a skirt of the closure top wall. The spring gap is positioned adjacent the stop lug to provide an area for the stop lug to travel when outside forces are applied to the stop lug and subsequently return back to the unflexed position. The stop lug may have a substantially vertical support rib in combination with a plurality of annularly spaced ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Brozell, Kiran M. D'Silva, C. Edward Luker, J. Nathan Marret, John D. Mitchell, Mark K. Branson, Clifton C. Willis
  • Patent number: 8079483
    Abstract: A closure having a stopping mechanism whereby a stop lug is positionable between a flexed and unflexed position relative to a spring gap. The stop lug may project from a skirt of the closure top wall. The spring gap is positioned adjacent the stop lug to provide an area for the stop lug to travel when outside forces are applied to the stop lug and subsequently return back to the unflexed position. The stop lug may have a substantially vertical support rib in combination with a plurality of annularly spaced ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Brozell, Kiran M. D'Silva, C. Edward Luker, J. Nathan Marret, John D. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20110006030
    Abstract: A child resistant closure having an outer cap and an inner cap combined together. The caps are provided with complementary engaging ratcheting teeth making it possible to turn the caps as a unit in a closing direction but permits relative rotation of the caps upon rotation of the outer cap in an opening direction unless the outer cap is simultaneously deflected axially relative to the inner cap. Complementary load bearing surfaces are provided on the caps to prevent axial deflection when the caps are in a predetermined position and the caps resist rotation from this predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Mark Branson, Brian Brozell, Paul Zurawick
  • Publication number: 20100059518
    Abstract: A closure having a stopping mechanism whereby a stop lug is positionable between a flexed and unflexed position relative to a spring gap. The stop lug may project from a skirt of the closure top wall. The spring gap is positioned adjacent the stop lug to provide an area for the stop lug to travel when outside forces are applied to the stop lug and subsequently return back to the unflexed position. The stop lug may have a substantially vertical support rib in combination with a plurality of annularly spaced ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Brian Brozell, Kiran M. D'Silva, C. Edward Luker, J. Nathan Marret, John D. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20100059519
    Abstract: A closure having a stopping mechanism whereby a stop lug is positionable between a flexed and unflexed position relative to a spring gap. The stop lug may project from a skirt of the closure top wall. The spring gap is positioned adjacent the stop lug to provide an area for the stop lug to travel when outside forces are applied to the stop lug and subsequently return back to the unflexed position. The stop lug may have a substantially vertical support rib in combination with a plurality of annularly spaced ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Brian Brozell, Kiran M. D'Silva, C. Edward Luker, J. Nathan Marret, John D. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20070023317
    Abstract: A child-resistant compact for dispensing product on blister cards includes a first portion having a first panel hinged to a first clamp for capturing an end of a first blister card, and a second portion having a second panel hinged to a second clamp for capturing an end of a second blister card. The first and second clamps are connected to each other such that the first and second panels form a chamber for enclosing the blister cards. At least one child-resistant latch is on the periphery of the panels for opening one or both panels with respect to the clamps for access to the blister cards. The first and second portions of the compact preferably are of integrally molded plastic construction, either separate from or integrally with each other. The at least one chid-resistant latch preferably includes a first latch at an end of the compact opposite from the clamps and second latches on opposite sides of the compact, preferably requiring simultaneous activation to open the compact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Leonora Brozell, Brian Brozell
  • Publication number: 20060201976
    Abstract: A dispensing valve includes an annular ring of relatively rigid molded plastic construction and a flexible resilient valve element integrally molded with the ring. The ring and the valve element have at least one mechanical interlock to secure the valve element to the ring as the valve element is molded onto the ring. In some embodiments of the disclosure, the mechanical interlock includes openings in an inner periphery of the ring and pegs on the outer periphery of the valve element that are molded into the openings as the valve element is molded onto the ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: Kenneth Bloom, Brian Brozell, Darin Pugne
  • Publication number: 20060108313
    Abstract: A closure includes an outer plastic shell having a base wall, a peripheral skirt with a central axis, a circumferential array of lugs on an underside of the base wall, and a pair of axially spaced internal beads on the skirt spaced from the base wall. An inner plastic shell has a base wall, a peripheral skirt with a central axis, at least one internal thread on the skirt of the inner shell, a circumferential array of lugs on an outer surface of the base wall, and a circumferential bead on an outer surface of the skirt remote from the base wall. The inner shell is positionable within the outer shell in a non-child-resistant first position with the bead on the skirt of the inner shell captured between the beads on the skirt of the outer shell, such that the outer shell is rotatably coupled to the inner shell and the at least one internal thread on the skirt of the inner shell can be threaded onto and off of a container by simple rotation of the outer shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventors: Brian Brozell, Steven Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20050199572
    Abstract: A closure and container constitute a child-resistant package. The container has a finish with an open mouth, at least one external thread adjacent to the open mouth, and at least one external radial projection on a side of the at least one external thread that is spaced from the open mouth. The closure has a base wall, a skirt with at least one internal thread adjacent to the base wall for engagement with the at least one external thread to thread the closure onto the finish, at least one internal locking lug spaced from the base wall, and an annular wall extending from the base wall at a position spaced radially inwardly from the skirt for resilient internal engagement with the open mouth of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventor: Brian Brozell
  • Publication number: 20050150857
    Abstract: A closure includes an outer plastic shell having a base wall, a peripheral skirt with a central axis, a circumferential array of lugs on an underside of the base wall, and a pair of axially spaced internal beads on the skirt spaced from the base wall. An inner plastic shell has a base wall, a peripheral skirt with a central axis, at least one internal thread on the skirt of the inner shell, a circumferential array of lugs on an outer surface of the base wall, and a circumferential bead on an outer surface of the skirt remote from the base wall. The inner shell is positionable within the outer shell in a non-child-resistant first position with the bead on the skirt of the inner shell captured between the beads on the skirt of the outer shell, such that the outer shell is rotatably coupled to the inner shell and the at least one internal thread on the skirt of the inner shell can be threaded onto and off of a container by simple rotation of the outer shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Brian Brozell, Steven Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20050121406
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes a container having a finish with an open end, at least one external thread, at least one stop lug projecting radially outwardly from the finish, and a closure having a base wall, a skirt with at least one internal thread for engagement with the thread on the container finish, at least one spring element and at least one pair of internal lugs on the skirt and extending radially inwardly from the skirt. Each pair of lugs on the skirt includes a first lug that cooperates with the stop lug on the container finish to prevent unthreading of the closure from the finish absent pressure on the closure against the spring element to push the first lug on the skirt beneath the corresponding stop lug on the container finish, and a second lug circumferentially spaced from the first lug that cooperates with the stop lug on the container finish to prevent “over-threading” or over tightening of the closure on the finish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Brian Brozell, Stephen Eilertson
  • Publication number: 20050055986
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure and container package includes a container having a finish with an external thread and pockets in the thread. A closure has a base wall, a peripheral skirt with an internal thread and lugs on the internal thread for receipt in the pockets, and a spring element on the base wall for engagement with the container finish to bias the closure away from the container finish and resiliently urge the lugs into the pockets. A liner is urged by the spring element into engagement with the container finish. The liner may include a base with metal and plastic layers for induction-welded sealing engagement with the finish such that, upon removal of the closure, the metal and plastic layers remain secured to the finish and the liner base is removed with the closure. The metal and plastic layers may be removed by a user for access to the contents of the container, and the liner base continues to serve as a package seal during use of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Brian Brozell, Robert Perry