Patents by Inventor Jean-Paul Cerveny

Jean-Paul Cerveny 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: 20210101728
    Abstract: A closure (100) for a container (104) comprises a base (106) and a spout (110) disposed upon a mouth of said container (104) and defining a void space (134) between them; a cap (118) which comprises an inner body (124) concentrically disposed within an outer body (122), said cap configured to be disposed on said base (106) so as to seal therewith; and at least one tamper-evident device (136) extending between and locking together said cap (118) and said base (106), said tamper-evident device (136) comprising a flattened member extending from an edge of said inner body member (124) over at least one frangible link (140) and engaging said base (106) such that when the cap (118) is opened said at least one frangible link (140) ruptures, said tamper-evident device (136) consequently falling into and being partially obscured by said void space (134).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Patent number: 10894642
    Abstract: A closure (100) for a container (104) comprises a base (106) and a spout (110) disposed upon a mouth of said container (104) and defining a void space (134) between them; a cap (118) which comprises an inner body (124) concentrically disposed within an outer body (122), said cap configured to be disposed on said base (106) so as to seal therewith; and at least one tamper-evident device (136) extending between and locking together said cap (118) and said base (106), said tamper-evident device (136) comprising a flattened member extending from an edge of said inner body member (124) over at least one frangible link (140) and engaging said base (106) such that when the cap (118) is opened said at least one frangible link (140) ruptures, said tamper-evident device (136) consequently falling into and being partially obscured by said void space (134).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Publication number: 20200324949
    Abstract: A cap (100) for a container comprises a disc-shaped top section (102), an annular side section (104) projecting from said disc-shaped top section (102), and a locking flange (111) disposed at an extremity of said annular side section (104) opposite said disc-shaped top section (102), and further comprises a locking flap (116) extending from said annular side section (104), which is mobile between a locked first position wherein a portion (114) of the locking flange (111) extends inwardly from the annular side section (104), and an unlocked second position wherein the locking flange (111) is at least partially recessed relative to the annular side section (104). First tamper evidence means formed as partially frangible tab (120) and second tamper evidence means (128) are proposed. A package comprising a container and proposed cap (100) is also proposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Patent number: 10358269
    Abstract: A closure for a container comprises a base and a cap comprising a top member and a body member; and a connecting member extending between and connecting the base and the cap, the cap being mobile between a first, closed position and a second, opened position, the body member further comprising a recess in the body member where the connecting member is fastened along a first hinge to the recess at a side thereof proximate to the top member, such that when the cap is disposed in the first, closed position the connecting member lies within the recess substantially flush with an exterior surface of the body member; the connecting member being capable of rotating through at least 90° about the first hinge in which the connecting member comprises a plurality of intermediate hinges providing rotation of the connecting member over a deflection of at least 270°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Patent number: 10351314
    Abstract: A cap for a container can include a disc-shaped top section, an annular side section projecting from the disc-shaped top section, and a locking flange disposed at an extremity of the annular side section opposite the disc-shaped top section. The cap can further include a locking flap extending from the annular side section, and the locking flap can be mobile between a locked first position in which a portion of the locking flange extends inwardly from the annular side section and an unlocked second position in which the locking flange is at least partially recessed relative to the annular side section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Patent number: 10272599
    Abstract: A mold can form a one-piece container closure by injection molding. The closure may have a base portion that inwardly defines an opening centered about a base portion longitudinal axis and a hinged cap that is linked to the base portion by an outside hinge member. The hinge member may have two opposite ends that are respectively connected to the base portion and the cap, thus defining an elongated hinge member therebetween. A mold may include two parts which respectively define two internal cavities facing each other along a longitudinal axis of alignment that coincides with the base portion longitudinal axis. The two mold parts my be movable along the longitudinal axis of alignment between a closed position where they define together a mold jointing plane and an open position where they are spaced apart from each other for demolding the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Publication number: 20190055069
    Abstract: A cap for a container can include a disc-shaped top section, an annular side section projecting from the disc-shaped top section, and a locking flange disposed at an extremity of the annular side section opposite the disc-shaped top section. The cap can further include a locking flap extending from the annular side section, and the locking flap can be mobile between a locked first position in which a portion of the locking flange extends inwardly from the annular side section and an unlocked second position in which the locking flange is at least partially recessed relative to the annular side section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Patent number: 10150597
    Abstract: A cap (100) for a container comprises a disc-shaped top section (102), an annular side section (104) projecting from said disc-shaped top section (102), and a locking flange (111) disposed at an extremity of said annular side section (104) opposite said disc-shaped top section (102), and further comprises a locking flap (116) extending from said annular side section (104), which is mobile between a locked first position wherein a portion (114) of the locking flange (111) extends inwardly from the annular side section (104), and an unlocked second position wherein the locking flange (111) is at least partially recessed relative to the annular side section (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Publication number: 20180257362
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a preform by providing a plurality of preform segments which each define a portion of a preform, positioning said preform segments in continuous contact with each other along at least one edge of said preform segments such that said plurality of preform segments define a cavity, and bonding each of said preform segments to at least one other preform segment such that said plurality of preform segments forms a continuous whole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Cerveny, Nicolas Dabrowski, Christian Detrois, Emmanuel Laine, Erik Lupke
  • Publication number: 20180215515
    Abstract: A closure (100) for a container comprises a base (102) and a cap (104) comprising a top member (104A) and a body member (104B); and a connecting member (110) extending between and connecting said base (102) and said cap (104), said cap (104) being mobile between a first, closed position and a second, opened position, said body member (104B) further comprising a recess (114) in said body member (104B) where said connecting member (110) is fastened along a first hinge (112) to said recess (114) at a side (115B) thereof proximate to said top member (104A), such that when said cap (104) is disposed in said first, closed position the connecting member (110) lies within said recess (114) substantially flush with an exterior surface of said body member (104B); said connecting member (110) being capable of rotating through at least 90° about said first hinge (112) in which the connecting member (110) comprises a plurality of intermediate hinge (116) providing rotation of said connecting member (110) over a deflection
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Publication number: 20180208374
    Abstract: A closure (100) for a container (104) comprises a base (106) and a spout (110) disposed upon a mouth of said container (104) and defining a void space (134) between them; a cap (118) which comprises an inner body (124) concentrically disposed within an outer body (122), said cap configured to be disposed on said base (106) so as to seal therewith; and at least one tamper-evident device (136) extending between and locking together said cap (118) and said base (106), said tamper-evident device (136) comprising a flattened member extending from an edge of said inner body member (124) over at least one frangible link (140) and engaging said base (106) such that when the cap (118) is opened said at least one frangible link (140) ruptures, said tamper-evident device (136) consequently falling into and being partially obscured by said void space (134).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Patent number: 9987831
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a preform (100) by providing a plurality of preform segments (101-103) which each define a portion of a preform (100), positioning said preform segments (101-103) in continuous contact with each other along at least one edge of said preform segments (101-103) such that said plurality of preform segments (101-103) define a cavity (107), and bonding each of said preform segments (101-103) to at least one other preform segment such that said plurality of preform segments (101-103) forms a continuous whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Cerveny, Nicolas Dabrowski, Christian Detrois, Emmanuel Laine, Erik Lupke
  • Publication number: 20170355498
    Abstract: A composite package (100) comprises a plurality of primary packages (102) which are gathered into at least one secondary package (106) that comprises an envelope (104) about at least some of said primary packages (102), and a handle (108), and is characterized in that the handle (108) is mobile between a retracted first position substantially enclosed within said composite package (100), and an extracted second position projecting at least partially from said composite package (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Cerveny, Ben Xie
  • Publication number: 20170259966
    Abstract: A cap (100) for a container comprises a disc-shaped top section (102), an annular side section (104) projecting from said disc-shaped top section (102), and a locking flange (111) disposed at an extremity of said annular side section (104) opposite said disc-shaped top section (102), and further comprises a locking flap (116) extending from said annular side section (104), which is mobile between a locked first position wherein a portion (114) of the locking flange (111) extends inwardly from the annular side section (104), and an unlocked second position wherein the locking flange (111) is at least partially recessed relative to the annular side section (104).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Publication number: 20160297574
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a closure cap (10) for capping the aperture (28) of a container (20) having a neck (22) with a male thread (24), the cap (10) comprising a threaded female cylindrical section (16) for engaging the male thread (24) of the neck; said closure cap (10) comprising on its outer surface a skirt (12) comprising outwardly projecting gripping means (13). According to the invention, the gripping means (13) comprise projections (15a, 15b, 7a, 17b) of at least two different kinds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Cerveny, Francois Prevotat
  • Publication number: 20160243735
    Abstract: A one-piece closure can mount on a container having an aperture. The one-piece closure includes a base portion that inwardly defines an opening centered about a base portion longitudinal axis and that is intended to be mounted on the container neck. The one-piece closure includes a hinged cap that is linked to the base portion by an outside hinge member. The hinge member has two opposite ends that are respectively connected to the base portion and the cap, the cap being movable between a closed position in which it closes the aperture of the base portion and an open position in which the aperture is left clear. The two opposite ends of the hinge member are aligned along an axis that is inclined with respect to the base portion longitudinal axis when the cap is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Patent number: 9376243
    Abstract: A one-piece closure can mount on a container having an aperture. The one-piece closure includes a base portion that inwardly defines an opening centered about a base portion longitudinal axis and that is intended to be mounted on the container neck. The one-piece closure includes a hinged cap that is linked to the base portion by an outside hinge member. The hinge member has two opposite ends that are respectively connected to the base portion and the cap, the cap being movable between a closed position in which it closes the aperture of the base portion and an open position in which the aperture is left clear. The two opposite ends of the hinge member are aligned along an axis that is inclined with respect to the base portion longitudinal axis when the cap is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Patent number: 9117326
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a water fountain for in-home delivery of drinkable water, the fountain including a combination of at least: a source, preferably a renewable source, of drinkable water, with a stock of packages, with a filling member for filling at least one package with drinkable water, and a sealing member for sealing individual filled packages before delivery to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Cerveny, Christian Detrois, Klaus Hartwig, Erik Lupke, Murielle Vigny-Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20150217554
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a preform (100) by providing a plurality of preform segments (101-103) which each define a portion of a preform (100), positioning said preform segments (101-103) in continuous contact with each other along at least one edge of said preform segments (101-103) such that said plurality of preform segments (101-103) define a cavity (107), and bonding each of said preform segments (101-103) to at least one other preform segment such that said plurality of preform segments (101-103) forms a continuous whole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Cerveny, Nicolas Dabrowski, Christian Detrois, Emmanuel Laine, Erik Lupke
  • Patent number: 8875918
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a packaging (1) comprising a container (2) with a container body (5), and a container opening (6) having an upper edge (7), and a closure (4) for closing said container, the container (2) and the closure (4) being made out of polyethylene terephtalate (PET), polyethylene naphtalate (PEN), or a combination thereof, said container and said closure comprising respectively first (8) and second (9) attachment means, characterized in that: (i) the attachment means (8, 9) are adapted in shape and size to cooperate with each other, and (ii) at least the second attachment means (8) is made of PET or PEN and adapted in shape and size to deform permanently by punching or rolling to link both attachment means, and create a permanent, preferably fluid-tight, arrangement between said container (2) and said closure (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Cerveny, Christian Detrois