Patents by Inventor Gerhard H. Weiler

Gerhard H. Weiler 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: 8522994
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed thermoplastic container having a dispensing nozzle occluded by a unitary but removable cap is provided with at least one fin alongside the dispensing nozzle. The fin is situated adjacent to the cap so that the rim of the cap can engage the fin to facilitate removal of the cap from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Weiler Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard H. Weiler, Kathleen E. Kurek
  • Publication number: 20120285964
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed thermoplastic container having a dispensing nozzle occluded by a unitary but removable cap is provided with at least one fin alongside the dispensing nozzle. The fin is situated adjacent to the cap so that the rim of the cap can engage the fin to facilitate removal of the cap from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Gerhard H. Weiler, Kathleen E. Kurek
  • Patent number: 8096433
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed thermoplastic container is equipped with a unitary closure that includes a draining spike access aperture occluded by a removable, twist-off cap and an internal draining spike stabilizer situated in the neck portion of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Weiler Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard H. Weiler, Kathleen E. Kurek
  • Publication number: 20090008354
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed thermoplastic container is equipped with a unitary closure that includes a draining spike access aperture occluded by a removable, twist-off cap and an internal draining spike stabilizer situated in the neck portion of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Gerhard H. Weiler, Kathleen E. Kurek
  • Patent number: 7185790
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed container having a nozzle that defines a dispensing orifice closed by a unitary but removable cap. Accumulation of container contents in the cap is minimized by a constriction in the nozzle situated at least 0.1 inches from the dispensing orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Weiler Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhard H. Weiler
  • Patent number: 7051633
    Abstract: A device for splitting apart a card of thermoplastic ampoules is described. The splitter device includes a card receiving base, a cutter assembly, and a pusher assembly for pushing the card along the base through the cutter assembly so as to divide the card into separate thermoplastic ampoules or groups of ampoules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Weiler Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhard H. Weiler
  • Patent number: 7040497
    Abstract: A child safety overcap is provided for a hermetically sealed container with a twist-off access closure having a unitary grip tab. The overcap has a top portion defining at least one slot adapted to engage the tab on the access closure when the overcap is pushed toward the container and a skirt portion that terminates in an expandable rim, e.g., provided with dentils adapted to flex away from the container when the overcap is pushed toward the container. Beads extending inwardly from a distal end of each of the dentils are adapted to snap into a circumferentially groove formed in a neck portion of the container for removably securing the overcap to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Weiler Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard H. Weiler, Kathleen E. Kurek
  • Patent number: 6886716
    Abstract: A cap for a hermetically sealed container includes an interior spike and a unitary security ring which is severed from the cap when an attempt is made to remove the cap from the container. The cap is rotatable in one direction to pierce through and puncture the neck of the container and allow access to the container contents. The security ring is severed from the cap when an attempt is made either to remove the cap from the container or to pierce the neck of the container with the interior spike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Weller Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhard H. Weiler
  • Publication number: 20040200855
    Abstract: A cap for a hermetically sealed container includes an interior spike and a unitary security ring which is severed from the cap when an attempt is made to remove the cap from the container. The cap is rotatable in one direction to pierce through and puncture the neck of the container and allow access to the container contents. The security ring is severed from the cap when an attempt is made either to remove the cap from the container or to pierce the neck of the container with the interior spike.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventor: Gerhard H. Weiler
  • Publication number: 20040182883
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed container having a nozzle that defines a dispensing orifice closed by a unitary but removable cap. Accumulation of container contents in the cap is minimized by a constriction in the nozzle situated at least 0.1 inches from the dispensing orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventor: Gerhard H. Weiler
  • Publication number: 20040139834
    Abstract: A device for splitting apart a card of thermoplastic ampoules is described. The splitter device includes a card receiving base, a cutter assembly, and a pusher assembly for pushing the card along the base through the cutter assembly so as to divide the card into separate thermoplastic ampoules or groups of ampoules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventor: Gerhard H. Weiler
  • Patent number: 6626308
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed container including a dispensing nozzle and a hollow closure with a lobate region removably secured thereto along a frangible web. The lobate region in the hollow closure reduces the retention of liquid droplets against the closure inner surface. The nozzle includes a straight inwardly and upwardly tapered wall which causes liquid droplets or aliquots in the closure and the nozzle to pass downwardly into the body of the container. As a result, liquid is not splashed when the closure is severed from the nozzle along the frangible web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Weiler Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhard H. Weiler
  • Patent number: 6619516
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed container has a closure connected to the container by a frangible web and is provided with a unitary drop dispenser suitable for dropwise dispensing of a liquid contained therein. A hollow container body defines a liquid enclosure and has a dispensing nozzle that is unitary with the container body at a proximal end thereof. A hollow, campanulate chamber is situated at the distal end of the nozzle. The dispensing nozzle defines a liquid flow passageway in communication with the liquid enclosure and with the companulate chamber, and has a substantially uniform inside diameter. The hollow, campanulate chamber has a maximum inside diameter that is larger than the inside diameter of the liquid flow passageway and defines a drop dispensing aperture having an inside diameter that is smaller than the inside diameter of the liquid flow passageway. The drop dispensing aperture is defined by an annular flange that is connected to a closure cap at a frangible web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Weiler Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard H. Weiler, Valentin Cosman
  • Publication number: 20030146245
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed container has a closure connected to the container by a frangible web and is provided with a unitary drop dispenser suitable for dropwise dispensing of a liquid contained therein. A hollow container body defines a liquid enclosure and has a dispensing nozzle that is unitary with the container body at a proximal end thereof. A hollow, campanulate chamber is situated at the distal end of the nozzle. The dispensing nozzle defines a liquid flow passageway in communication with the liquid enclosure and with the companulate chamber, and has a substantially uniform inside diameter. The hollow, campanulate chamber has a maximum inside diameter that is larger than the inside diameter of the liquid flow passageway and defines a drop dispensing aperture having an inside diameter that is smaller than the inside diameter of the liquid flow passageway. The drop dispensing aperture is defined by an annular flange that is connected to a closure cap at a frangible web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: Gerhard H. Weiler, Valentin Cosman
  • Patent number: 6571971
    Abstract: A closure insert for a hermetically sealed container including a hollow boss that defines an access port sealed by a pierceable membrane and by a primary seal in the form of an inwardly extending skirt portion that sealingly surrounds a draining spike after piercing the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Weller Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhard H. Weiler
  • Patent number: 6517768
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed, molded thermoplastic dispensing container is provided which includes a nozzle having a resilient and unitary annular bead about the periphery thereof. The nozzle is sized to receive the hub of a dispensing assembly in a mating relationship and the bead provides a secure friction fit and liquid seal between the hub and the nozzle. The method of forming a container with a nozzle having such a bead includes the use of seal molds having a groove conforming to the shape of the bead and a vacuum passage in communication with such groove and the step of creating a vacuum through the passage and the groove to pull a portion of a parison into the groove to form the bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Automatic Liquid Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhard H. Weiler
  • Publication number: 20020100741
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed container including a dispensing nozzle and a hollow closure with a lobate region removably secured thereto along a frangible web. The lobate region in the hollow closure reduces the retention of liquid droplets against the closure inner surface. The nozzle includes a straight inwardly and upwardly tapered wall which causes liquid droplets or aliquots in the closure and the nozzle to pass downwardly into the body of the container. As a result, liquid is not splashed when the closure is severed from the nozzle along the frangible web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventor: Gerhard H. Weiler
  • Patent number: D675534
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Weiler Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard H. Weiler, Kathleen E. Kurek
  • Patent number: D675924
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Weiler Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard H. Weiler, Kathleen E. Kurek
  • Patent number: D675925
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Weiler Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard H. Weiler, Kathleen E. Kurek