Patents by Inventor Henning von Spreckelsen

Henning von Spreckelsen 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).

  • Publication number: 20150292713
    Abstract: A lighting unit (2) comprises a base member (8) supporting a plurality of LEDs (4) on a PCB (6), a specular reflector (10) surrounding the LEDs in order to direct low angle rays out of the unit. A moulded glass Fresnel lens plate (20) is mounted across the reflector above the PCB, and a clamping member (30) seals the base member and the lens plate in order to create a water tight unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Branson, Henning von Spreckelsen, Paul Freedman
  • Publication number: 20150292711
    Abstract: A lighting unit (2) for marine or other underwater use has an array of LEDs (60, 62) mounted in groups (46) on a printed circuit board (6). A plastic injection moulded collimator is associated with a group of LEDs and a group of such collimators are provided in a single contiguous moulding which can also provide a cover (20) and means for mounting the lighting unit to a vessel and facilitates sealing of the unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Branson, Henning von Spreckelsen, Paul Freedman
  • Patent number: 8827094
    Abstract: A closure comprising a solid color spout and a transparent overcap is adapted to be sealed to a container neck by means of a double-sided foil. The overcap has a depending valve, which engages with the spout to hold these components together prior to assembly to the container. The spout has a flange adapted to seat on a rim of the container neck and an annular wall that is received within the container neck. The foil is welded to the flange and is also used to weld the closure to a rim of a container neck of standard threaded design. The overcap can screw to an external thread on the container neck. The primary ex-factory seal is provided by welding the assembled closure to the neck. The secondary seal is provided by the engagement of the overcap valve with the spout. The invention discloses an improved method of assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Babco Closures Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Michael McGeough, Henning von Spreckelsen
  • Publication number: 20140027476
    Abstract: A closure comprising a solid colour spout and a transparent overcap is adapted to be sealed to a container neck by means of a double-sided foil. The overcap has a depending valve, which engages with the spout to hold these components together prior to assembly to the container. The spout has a flange adapted to seat on a rim of the container neck and an annular wall that is received within the container neck. The foil is welded to the flange and is also used to weld the closure to a rim of a container neck of standard threaded design. The overcap can screw to an external thread on the container neck. The primary ex-factory seal is provided by welding the assembled closure to the neck. The secondary seal is provided by the engagement of the overcap valve with the spout. The invention discloses an improved method of assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: BABCO CLOSURES RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventors: Peter Michael McGeough, Henning von Spreckelsen
  • Patent number: 8573423
    Abstract: A closure comprising a solid colour spout and a transparent overcap is adapted to be sealed to a container neck by means of a double-sided foil. The overcap has a depending valve, which engages with the spout to hold these components together prior to assembly to the container. The spout has a flange adapted to seat on a rim of the container neck and an annular wall that is received within the container neck. The foil is welded to the flange and is also used to weld the closure to a rim of a container neck of standard threaded design. The overcap can screw to an external thread on the container neck. The primary ex-factory seal is provided by welding the assembled closure to the neck. The secondary seal is provided by the engagement of the overcap valve with the spout. The invention discloses an improved method of assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Babco Closures Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Michael McGeough, Henning von Spreckelsen
  • Publication number: 20110192818
    Abstract: A closure comprising a solid colour spout and a transparent overcap is adapted to be sealed to a container neck by means of a double-sided foil. The overcap has a depending valve, which engages with the spout to hold these components together prior to assembly to the container. The spout has a flange adapted to seat on a rim of the container neck and an annular wall that is received within the container neck. The foil is welded to the flange and is also used to weld the closure to a rim of a container neck of standard threaded design. The overcap can screw to an external thread on the container neck. The primary ex-factory seal is provided by welding the assembled closure to the neck. The secondary seal is provided by the engagement of the overcap valve with the spout. The invention discloses an improved method of assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Bapco Closures Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Michael McGeough, Henning von Spreckelsen
  • Patent number: 7963409
    Abstract: A closure (2) comprising a solid colour spout (6) and a transparent overcap (4) is adapted to be sealed to a container neck (50) by means of a double-sided foil (8). The overcap (4) has a depending valve (24), which engages with the spout (6) to hold these components together prior to assembly to the container. The spout (6) has a flange (10) adapted to seat on a rim (54) of the container neck and an annular wall (28) that is received within the container neck (50). The foil (8) is welded to the flange (10) and is also used to weld the closure (2) to a rim (54) of a container neck of standard threaded design. The overcap (4) can screw to an external thread on the container neck. The primary ex-factory seal is provided by welding the assembled closure to the neck. The secondary seal is provided by the engagement of the overcap valve (24) with the spout (6). The invention discloses an improved method of assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Bapco Closures Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Michael McGeough, Henning von Spreckelsen
  • Patent number: 7931163
    Abstract: A closure for a container having a body comprises a neck and cap assembly with a foil interposed between the body and the neck and cap assembly. The neck comprises a base fitted to the body with a removable annular flange connected to a pull ring and secured to the foil. A frangible region separates the removable annular flange from the base. A plurality of depending teeth each having a saw tooth profile inclined inwardly to a centre of the base are formed in the base adjacent to or in the frangible region such that on removal of the pull ring the foil is torn by the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Bapco Closures Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Henning Von Spreckelsen, Peter Michael McGeough
  • Patent number: 7878352
    Abstract: Disclosed is an opening device for a foil closure can be fitted to a container body. The device comprises a spout (4) with a removable disc (10) attached to a pull-ring (12). The disc (10) is secured to the spout (4) by means of a frangible region (30). A foil (8) is sealed to a raised land (34) on a base of the disc (10). The pull ring is mounted to the disc (10) by means of legs so that it applies a force on a peninsula (50) of the disc, thereby reducing the length of the arc over which an initial pulling force is dissipated when the initial tear is being initiated reducing the force required to tear the foil (8) by up to 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Bapco Closures Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Henning von Spreckelsen, Peter Michael McGeough
  • Patent number: 7721901
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement for a plastic bottle includes a blow-molded bottle having a body and a mouth that includes an opening, an injection molded neck that includes a continuous wall that defines a top wall-opening and a bottom wall-opening. The top wall-opening provides a pour spout for liquid contained within the body of the bottle. The bottom wall-opening is fused to the mouth of the bottle so as to surround the bottle's opening. A removable flange is located generally within the bottom wall-opening and a frangible region connects the flange to the wall. A foil is secured to a side of the flange that is generally adjacent to the bottom wall-opening, and the foil is adapted to close the bottom wall-opening. A plurality of foil-cutting teeth are carried by the wall generally adjacent to the bottom wall-opening, generally adjacent to the side of the flange and generally adjacent to the foil. A pull member is secured to the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Bapco Closures Research Limited
    Inventors: Henning Von Spreckelsen, Peter M. McGeough
  • Publication number: 20090308832
    Abstract: A low-cost sportscap (2) has a nozzle (6) defining a drinking orifice. The nozzle is assembled from below into an outer shell (4) which is moulded as one piece and includes an overcap (16) and a base (14). A foil annulus (8) is used to seal a coupling part (50) of the nozzle to the outer shell (4) and also preferably to provide a mechanism by means of which the closure can be assembled to a container neck (10). A primary ex-factory seal is created by a valve (42) inside the overcap engaging with the drinking orifice. This can be resealed by the user when the overcap (16) is attached to the base by hinge means (32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: BAPCO CLOSURES RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventors: Henning Von Spreckelsen, Peter Michael McGeough
  • Publication number: 20090277859
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement for a plastic bottle includes a blow-molded bottle having a body and a mouth that includes an opening, an injection molded neck that includes a continuous wall that defines a top wall-opening and a bottom wall-opening. The top wall-opening provides a pour spout for liquid contained within the body of the bottle. The bottom wall-opening is fused to the mouth of the bottle so as to surround the bottle's opening. A removable flange is located generally within the bottom wall-opening and a frangible region connects the flange to the wall. A foil is secured to a side of the flange that is generally adjacent to the bottom wall-opening, and the foil is adapted to close the bottom wall-opening. A plurality of foil-cutting teeth are carried by the wall generally adjacent to the bottom wall-opening, generally adjacent to the side of the flange and generally adjacent to the foil. A pull member is secured to the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: BAPCO CLOSURES RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventors: Henning Von Spreckelsen, Peter M. McGeough
  • Patent number: 7578040
    Abstract: A closure for a container comprises a spout (22) containing a plastics coated foil (40) that is welded via one face to an inside flange (30) of the spout (22) and by means of a depending portion (42) on its opposite face to a side wall (10) of the container so that forces on the weld between foil portion (42) and the container when the closure is opened are in sheer rather than in tension. The closure can be used with a PET bottle or with other types of plastics or plastics coated containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Bapco Closures Research Limited
    Inventors: Henning von Spreckelsen, Peter Michael McGeough
  • Publication number: 20080035600
    Abstract: A cap (2) suitable for use with a PET beverage bottle has an integral gas barrier provided by a plastics-coated aluminium foil disc (30) having its peripheral edge (32) embedded into the plastics internal or external surface (40) of a top panel (4) of the cap or of a valve (20). A plastics component (28) from which the cap (2) can be produced is described. The component (28) has a recess (48) defined by a sacrificial wall (50) formed inwardly of a resealing valve (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: BAPCO CLOSURES RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventors: Peter McGeough, Henning Von Spreckelsen
  • Publication number: 20070267383
    Abstract: A closure (2) comprising a solid colour spout (6) and a transparent overcap (4) is adapted to be sealed to a container neck (50) by means of a double-sided foil (8). The overcap (4) has a depending valve (24), which engages with the spout (6) to hold these components together prior to assembly to the container. The spout (6) has a flange (10) adapted to seat on a rim (54) of the container neck and an annular wall (28) that is received within the container neck (50). The foil (8) is welded to the flange (10) and is also used to weld the closure (2) to a rim (54) of a container neck of standard threaded design. The overcap (4) can screw to an external thread on the container neck. The primary ex-factory seal is provided by welding the assembled closure to the neck. The secondary seal is provided by the engagement of the overcap valve (24) with the spout (6). The invention discloses an improved method of assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: BAPCO CLOSURES RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventors: Peter McGeough, Henning Von Spreckelsen
  • Publication number: 20070095834
    Abstract: A carton fitment (2) has a base flange (4) and a pour spout (6) closed by a screw on overcap (8). The base flange (4) has a barrier foil (30) coated on both sides with a plastic layer embedded in a sacrificial receiving wall (32) surrounding the periphery of the base flange (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Applicant: BAPCO CLOSURES RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventors: Henning Von Spreckelsen, Peter McGeough
  • Publication number: 20060289376
    Abstract: Disclosed is an opening device for a foil closure can be fitted to a container body. The device comprises a spout (4) with a removable disc (10) attached to a pull-ring (12). The disc (10) is secured to the spout (4) by means of a frangible region (30). A foil (8) is sealed to a raised land (34) on a base of the disc (10). The pull ring is mounted to the disc (10) by means of legs so that it applies a force on a peninsula (50) of the disc, thereby reducing the length of the arc over which an initial pulling force is dissipated when the initial tear is being initiated reducing the force required to tear the foil (8) by up to 40%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Applicant: BAPCO Closures Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Henning Von Spreckelsen, Peter McGeough
  • Patent number: 6877630
    Abstract: Larger gas tight containers for products such as carbonated or pressurised drinks require a resealable sealing assembly. The gas leakage through the assembly in its ex-factory sealing condition determines the shelf life of the product. A sealing assembly provides a foil (8) across a neck (10) of the bottle. The foil is supported in the ex-factory sealing condition by a plate (40) of a plug (36) which depends from an over cap (4). The over cap is screwed to an outer wall of a tubular spout (6) that surrounds the neck (10) of the bottle. In the resealed condition the plug can be screwed deeper into the neck so that a secondary seal is formed between the plate and the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Spreckelsen McGeough Limited
    Inventors: Henning von Spreckelsen, Peter Michael McGeough
  • Patent number: D518718
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Bapco Closures Research Limited
    Inventors: Henning von Spreckelsen, Peter Michael McGeough
  • Patent number: D518719
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Bapco Closures Research Limited
    Inventors: Henning von Spreckelsen, Peter Michael McGeough