Carmen T. Mascia 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).
Abstract: An aerosol container in the form of a conventional type of aerosol can wherein the lower part of the body is provided with external threads with which internal threads of a cup-shaped pump member are engaged so as to define, in conjunction with the lower closure unit, a pump chamber. Suitable inlet check valves are carried by the lower closure unit and a bottom wall of the pump chamber so that air under pressure may be forced into the can internally to pressurize the can. A dispening valve unit is also provided which includes a shutoff valve for preventing dispensing of the product when the pressure within the can goes below a predetermined level.
Abstract: A container opener particularly adapted for opening a container wherein the end wall of the container is provided with a preformed line of weakness. The container opener includes a closure member having depending therefrom an annular blade tapering in height for progressively effecting rupture along the line of weakness. A magnet is centrally located within the blade for retaining the cutout panel portion. The opener may be a simple device which is directly pushed toward the container manually, or may be incorporated in a suitable fixture including a base for supporting the container to be opened in a predetermined position.
Abstract: An opener for removing an end panel portion of a container end unit. The opener includes a simple housing which may be molded of plastics material and which carries a blade for penetrating and severing the end panel along a preformed weakening line in the form of a score. There is also a magnet for retaining the severed end panel portion relative to the opener. Further, the housing has a separate skirt portion which is radially movable and which carries a ridge for underlying a double seam securing an end unit to a container body so as to lock the opener on the end unit once the blade has penetrated the end panel.
Abstract: An adapter ring for adapting a dispensing overcap for a predetermined diameter aerosol can to an end unit of an aerosol can of a larger diameter. The adapter ring includes an axially movable valve stem adapter which provides a fluid connection between the dispensing overcap and the valve stem of the aerosol can.
Abstract: A container opener particularly adapted for opening a container wherein the end wall of the container is provided with a preformed line of weakness. The opener includes a cover which functions as a temporary closure and has depending therefrom an annular blade for effecting rupture along the line of weakness. A magnet is centrally located with the blade for retaining the cutout end wall portion. The opener may include a housing having means for interlocking beneath the double seam securing an end unit to a container body, or it may have arms which are interlockable with the double seam.