Patents by Inventor Richard Lamoureux

Richard Lamoureux 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: 20210206537
    Abstract: This invention relates to a tethered plastic stopper, having a tamper band positioned around the stopper, a closure shell positioned on top of the stopper above the tamper band, and a linking feature. The linking feature is configured to connect the tamper band to the closure shell, the linking feature including a first end configured to attach to the closure shell, a second end configured to attach to the tamper band, and a central portion. The central portion positioned between the first end and the second end, the central portion being situated furthest from the stopper when compared to the first end and the second end. The linking feature is positioned outside the periphery of the stopper and is configured to allow the central portion to flex during removal of the closure shell from a top of a bottle neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Richard LAMOUREUX, Stéphane GRAUX, Henri GRABARCZYK
  • Patent number: 9738423
    Abstract: The present document describes a cap (110) for closing a container (114), the container having a neck (112) with an upper edge (118) defining a discharge opening (116). The cap comprises a lid (122) and a seal gasket (136) for sealingly engaging the neck of the container. The lid has at least one inwardly extending projection (132) for supporting the seal gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventor: Richard Lamoureux
  • Patent number: 9580212
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes a bottle, which may be used upside-down such that a neck is turned towards the ground, and a closure without any added seal gasket for closing the neck. This closure includes a cap for obturating the neck, and a skirt for attachment to the neck. The cap includes an inner sealing lip, delimiting on its outer face, a convex tight bearing surface for bearing tightly against the inner face of the neck, and a substantially flat ramp surface, which connects the tight bearing surface to a lower axial end of the lip, and which, while the lip is deformed with the remainder of the closure when an inner clip of the skirt interferes with an outer bead of the neck during placement of the closure on the neck, may interfere with a free end of the neck to guide engagement of the lip inside the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Stéphane Graux, Richard Lamoureux, Michel Luzzato
  • Patent number: 9321561
    Abstract: A plug for closing a neck of a carboy is disclosed. The plug comprises a cap for obturating the neck and a skirt for attachment to the neck. The skirt includes a first skirt portion, provided with a bulging line for interfering by jamming with the neck, and a second skirt portion, adapted for substantially encircling snugly an outer face of the neck. In order to avoid the presence of liquid between an outside of the neck and an inside of the skirt after placement of the plug, an inner face of the second skirt portion is provided with draining means adapted for delimiting fluid flow passages between the second skirt portion and the neck, which connect with each other opposite axial ends of the second skirt portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Stéphane Graux, Richard Lamoureux
  • Patent number: 9227770
    Abstract: A plug for closing a neck of a container comprises an obturation cap, which is laid out across an inner aperture of the neck of the container and which is crossed by a driving-in member notably when the container is installed on a dispenser, and a skirt for attachment to the neck, centered on an axis. The cap defines a central cavity for receiving the driving-in member, the bottom region of which is delimited by a breakable part, which is adapted to be set in abutment by the driving-in member until it breaks and which includes a central bottom wall and a side wall provided with breaking lines extending radially to the axis, while the remainder of the cavity is delimited by a tubular part of the cap, which guides the driving-in member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Richard Lamoureux, Grégory Antier
  • Publication number: 20150060388
    Abstract: A plug for closing a neck of a container is disclosed. The plug comprises an obturation cap, which is laid out across an inner aperture of the neck of the container and which is crossed by a driving-in member notably when the container is installed on a dispenser, and a skirt for attachment to the neck centered on an axis. The cap defines a central cavity for receiving the driving-in member, the bottom region of which is delimited by a breakable part, which is adapted to be set in abutment by the driving-in member until it breaks and which includes a central bottom wall and a side wall provided with breaking lines extending radially to the axis, while the remainder of the cavity is delimited by a tubular part of the cap, which guides the driving-in member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Richard Lamoureux, Grégory Antier
  • Publication number: 20150001173
    Abstract: A plug for closing a neck of a carboy is disclosed. The plug comprises a cap for obturating the neck and a skirt for attachment to the neck. The skirt includes a first skirt portion, provided with a bulging line for interfering by jamming with the neck, and a second skirt portion, adapted for substantially encircling snugly an outer face of the neck. In order to avoid the presence of liquid between an outside of the neck and an inside of the skirt after placement of the plug, an inner face of the second skirt portion is provided with draining means adapted for delimiting fluid flow passages between the second skirt portion and the neck, which connect with each other opposite axial ends of the second skirt portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Stéphane Graux, Richard Lamoureux
  • Publication number: 20140076840
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes a bottle, which may be used upside-down such that a neck is turned towards the ground, and a closure without any added seal gasket for closing the neck. This closure includes a cap for obturating the neck, and a skirt for attachment to the neck. The cap includes an inner sealing lip, delimiting on its outer face, a convex tight bearing surface for bearing tightly against the inner face of the neck, and a substantially flat ramp surface, which connects the tight bearing surface to a lower axial end of the lip, and which, while the lip is deformed with the remainder of the closure when an inner clip of the skirt interferes with an outer bead of the neck during placement of the closure on the neck, may interfere with a free end of the neck to guide engagement of the lip inside the neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Stéphane Graux, Richard Lamoureux, Michel Luzzato
  • Publication number: 20130193100
    Abstract: The present document describes a cap (110) for closing a container (114), the container having a neck (112) with an upper edge (118) defining a discharge opening (116). The cap comprises a lid (122) and a seal gasket (136) for sealingly engaging the neck of the container. The lid has at least one inwardly extending projection (132) for supporting the seal gasket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventor: Richard Lamoureux
  • Patent number: 8177083
    Abstract: A threadless cap for closing a liquid bottle, the liquid bottle having a neck with an upper edge defining a discharge opening. The threadless cap comprises a lid for overlying the upper edge, the lid including a surface for facing the upper edge and a projection extending from the surface toward the upper edge. The threadless cap also comprises a skirt depending from the lid. The threadless cap further comprises a seal member on the surface for establishing a sealing engagement with the upper edge. The seal member includes an arcuate bead of resilient material located on the surface in a position to register with at least a portion of the upper edge. The projection engages and extends along the arcuate bead of resilient material. A blank for such a threadless cap and a method for manufacturing such a threadless cap are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Richard Lamoureux, Gérard Perrin, Henri Pionchon
  • Publication number: 20120103927
    Abstract: A threadless cap for closing a liquid bottle, the liquid bottle having a neck with an upper edge defining a discharge opening. The threadless cap comprises a lid for overlying the upper edge, the lid including a surface for facing the upper edge and a projection extending from the surface toward the upper edge. The threadless cap also comprises a skirt depending from the lid. The threadless cap further comprises a seal member on the surface for establishing a sealing engagement with the upper edge. The seal member includes an arcuate bead of resilient material located on the surface in a position to register with at least a portion of the upper edge. The projection engages and extends along the arcuate bead of resilient material. A blank for such a threadless cap and a method for manufacturing such a threadless cap are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Créalise Packaging-Conditionnement Inc.
    Inventors: Gérard Perrin, Henri Pionchon, Richard Lamoureux
  • Publication number: 20070023383
    Abstract: A threadless cap for closing a liquid bottle, the liquid bottle having a neck with an upper edge defining a discharge opening. The threadless cap comprises a lid for overlying the upper edge, the lid including a surface for facing the upper edge and a projection extending from the surface toward the upper edge. The threadless cap also comprises a skirt depending from the lid. The threadless cap further comprises a seal member on the surface for establishing a sealing engagement with the upper edge. The seal member includes an arcuate bead of resilient material located on the surface in a position to register with at least a portion of the upper edge. The projection engages and extends along the arcuate bead of resilient material. A blank for such a threadless cap and a method for manufacturing such a threadless cap are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: Crealise Packaging-Conditionnement Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Perrin, Henri Pionchon, Richard Lamoureux
  • Patent number: 6032812
    Abstract: A one-piece cap (10) for closing a liquid container to be installed for supply purpose in upside down position onto a liquid dispenser. Such container has a neck (14) on which the cap is sealingly mounted and through which a liquid supply tube (70) passes when the container is installed onto the dispenser. The cap comprises a lid (30) having a surface area substantially identical to the one of the neck (14), and a skirt (50) integrally projecting from the lid. The lid is provided with a central recess (32) including a tubular guiding portion (34) projecting from the lid in the same direction as the skirt (50). The guiding portion is sized and positioned to receive the supply tube (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Crealise Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Lamoureux
  • Patent number: 5687867
    Abstract: A one-piece cap for closing a liquid container intended to be installed for supply purpose in upside down position onto a liquid dispenser. Such container has a neck on which the cap is sealingly mounted and through which a liquid supply tube passes when the container is installed onto the dispenser. The cap comprises a lid having a surface area substantially identical to the one of the neck, and a skirt integrally projecting from the lid. The lid is provided with a central recess including a tubular guiding portion projecting from the lid in the same direction as the skirt, the guiding portion being sized and positioned to receive the supply tube, and bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Crealise Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Lamoureux
  • Patent number: D332435
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: Plastiques Anchor Ltee
    Inventors: Alain Delage, Richard Lamoureux, Jean-Pierre Boyer
  • Patent number: D339783
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: Plastiques Anchor LTEE
    Inventors: Alain Delage, Richard Lamoureux
  • Patent number: D340217
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Plastiques Anchor Ltee
    Inventors: Alain Delage, Richard Lamoureux
  • Patent number: D340218
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Plastiques Anchor Ltee
    Inventors: Alain Delage, Richard Lamoureux
  • Patent number: D343062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: Plastiques Anchor LTEE
    Inventors: Alain Delage, Richard Lamoureux