Closures Patents (Class 215/200)
  • Patent number: 11162853
    Abstract: An assembly for measuring torque and/or axial load for capping heads includes a containing body torque and/or load sensor housed within the body, and an interface that connects a capping head to the body. The interface is coupled to the torque/load sensor to transfer torque applied on the interface to the torque sensor and/or to transfer load applied on the interface to the load sensor. The interface has a first part fixedly constrained to the capping head such that the first part is brought into rotation and/or translation by the capping head, and a second part coupled to the torque sensor for transferring a torque thereto and/or to the load sensor for transferring a load thereto. The torque and/or load are applied by the first part to the second part and the first part transfers a torque to the second part in the absence of a reciprocal contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: AROL S.P.A.
    Inventors: Marco Caffa, Marco Cipriani, Alberto Cirio
  • Patent number: 10815324
    Abstract: Provided is an ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymer having excellent environmental stress crack resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon Ho Sun, Yo Han Bae, Hyeong Il Lee, Yi Young Choi, Bog Ki Hong, Sung Min Lee, Sun Mi Kim, Jin Young Park
  • Patent number: 10745177
    Abstract: A bottle enclosure that removably encloses a bottle includes a base having a sidewall that extends from a bottom wall. The base includes at least one thread, and the base bottom wall has a planar bottom surface. A body section of the bottle enclosure includes a cylindrical body wall that includes interior threading adjacent a bottom opening. The body section further includes a tapered shoulder section that is positioned between the body wall and a neck section. The neck section extends upward from the shoulder section and defines a cylindrical neck wall having a neck thread. The body section is configured to threadably and removably engage the base sidewall. The bottle enclosure further includes a removable cap with a sidewall that surrounds a cap cavity. The cap sidewall is configured to threadably and removably engage the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Camcal Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew T. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10414551
    Abstract: A lid for an opening device for a container includes a body having a longitudinal axis and provided with a top wall and with a side wall internally provided with a thread element suitable for cooperating with a further thread element of a spout of the opening device, the lid further including at least one driving element arranged to receive the fingers of a user during unscrewing of the lid from the spout and during screwing of the lid on the spout, the at least one driving element being delimited by an upper wall and by a lower wall extending from the side wall and spaced apart from each other along the longitudinal axis, the lower wall diverging from the upper wall when moving away from the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Pietro Martini, Livio Veronesi, Franco Cani, Ivan Orlandi, Domenico Didonna, Massimiliano Cereda, Davide Corradi, Rocco De Paola, Diego Cavanna
  • Patent number: 10371737
    Abstract: An electronic device including a continuity sensor and electrical circuitry configured to detect and report the continuity state of an article, container or product packaging is disclosed. The continuity sensor includes a first substrate with first and second coils thereon, and a second substrate with a third coil thereon. The first coil has an integrated circuit electrically connected thereto. The first substrate is part of, or is attached or secured to a part of the article, container or packaging. The second substrate is another part of, or is attached or secured to another part of the article, container or packaging. One of the article, container or packaging parts is (re)movable with respect to the other part. The first and second coils have one coupling when the article, container or packaging is closed or sealed, and a different coupling when the article, container or packaging is open or unsealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Thin Film Electronics ASA
    Inventor: Somnath Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10196178
    Abstract: A lid for an opening device for a container includes a body having a longitudinal axis and provided with an end wall and with a side wall internally provided with a thread element suitable for cooperating with a further thread element of a spout of the opening device, the lid further includes at least one driving element having a first side arranged to receive the fingers of a user during unscrewing of the lid from the spout and a second side arranged for receiving the fingers of a user during screwing of the lid on the spout, the first side being defined by a wall and the second side being defined by a cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Pietro Martini, Livio Veronesi, Franco Cani, Ivan Orlandi, Domenico Didonna, Massimiliano Cereda, Davide Corradi, Rocco De Paola, Diego Cavanna
  • Patent number: 10098814
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement is for a container (1) and/or container part, such as a closure cap placed onto the container (1). The interior of the container (1) is used to accommodate a medium, particularly a fluid bottled in a sterile manner, which can be removed from the container (1) by a removal device such as a syringe needle. The removal device penetrates sealing material (9) connected to the container. The sealing material (9) is fixedly connected to the outside (7) of the container (1) and/or container parts facing the environment by a fused and/or adhesively bonded connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KOCHER-PLASTIK MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Spallek, Karl Köppel
  • Patent number: 9642688
    Abstract: A semen container fitted with a specialized tip includes a substantially hollow body having a sealable first end adapted for the introduction of biological fluids such as semen and a second end having a nozzle molded thereto. The nozzle terminates in a removable tip that is anchored to the container by way of a tab such that after dispensing the biological liquid from the container the tip and the container may be disposed of simultaneously thereby reducing or eliminating the need to separately collect the removed tips from the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Plastic Corp.
    Inventors: Darin R. Kuhlow, Judy A. Morris
  • Patent number: 8875922
    Abstract: A liquid container is in the shape of a bottle with an elongated section at its top in a first position and is convertible to a glass or goblet in a second position with the elongated section at the bottom. The container includes a first end that has a closed end; a second end that has an open end wider than the elongated section, a first body that includes the elongated section, a second body that includes a hollow container, and a closure, which is a detachable closure adapted to seal the open end of the second end in the first position and to be detached from the open end of the second end in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: David Bernstein
  • Patent number: 8833577
    Abstract: A childproof closure for a dispensing apparatus (5) having first bayonet fastening means (20), wherein the closure (40, 50, 80, 100) has second bayonet fastening means (21). One of the two bayonet fastening means (20, 21) has bayonet lugs (30, 32) which can be introduced into corresponding socket elements (25, 27) of the other bayonet fastening means (20, 21). Both bayonet fastening means (20, 21) moreover have coding elements (13, 23, 35, 38) for a preset alignment of the closure (40, 50, 80, 100) and of the dispensing apparatus (5). The closure (40, 50, 80, 100) has a closure element (40, 50) having first engagement elements (43, 70) and a securing cap (80, 100) which at least partly covers the closure element (40, 50) and has second engagement elements (75, 130). The securing cap (80, 100) and the closure element (40, 50) are connected cohesively strongly, but rotatably with respect to one another, by means of shape-matched elements (58, 60, 90, 120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Sasan Habibi-Naini
  • Publication number: 20140163463
    Abstract: “Medicup,” a medicine dispensing device is disclosed comprising an interior cavity defining drinking cup for containing liquid beverages, removable screw-on lid designed with adapters for closure and retaining of a valve assembly, a medicine cup located therein for holding liquid medicine and detachable drinking device defining a soft drinking spout comprising one or multiple valves with slits to dispense mixture of medicine and liquid beverage to children. Medicup, with all its embodiments is designed for administration of a single premeasured dose of medicine simultaneously with a beverage to children. Strawcup, a drinking device is disclosed outwardly similar to the above mentioned cup. Soft drinking devices are disclosed: two soft drinking spouts and two soft drinking straws are interchangeable between cups and lids of the Medicup and the Strawcup. Soft removable handles assembly is disclosed: designed and formed for easy grip of the Medicup and the Strawcup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Galina A. Agbo
  • Patent number: 8727148
    Abstract: A cap is received on an associated bottle opening. The cap preferably includes an annular body and a sidewall that includes a thread member extending around at least a portion of an inner surface thereof. A closing surface extends substantially perpendicular to the sidewall and is dimensioned to cover the associated bottle opening. As disclosed, an opening in the cap closing surface has first, second, and third portions that each form distinct interconnected narrow, intermediate, and large pour opening portions. A lid is selectively received on the closing surface and includes a seal extending outwardly from a surface thereof. The seal includes similarly dimensioned first, second, and third portions that conform to and selectively seal with the first, second, and third portions of the cap opening. Another exemplary embodiment includes a tear-away panel portion that includes a tab to aid in removal of the panel portion and forming the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Creative Edge Design Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Soehnlen, Gregory M. Soehnlen
  • Patent number: 8631838
    Abstract: Device and method for needle penetrating and filling a chamber with a predetermined substance, and hermetically resealing a resulting needle hole in the device by applying radiation thereto. The needle penetrable and resealable portion defines a predetermined wall thickness in an axial direction thereof, and may include a thermoplastic that substantially prevents the formation of particles released into the chamber from the needle penetrable and resealable portion during penetration by and withdrawal of the needle. Such thermoplastic may include a predetermined amount of pigment that allows the thermoplastic to substantially absorb laser radiation at a predetermined wavelength, substantially prevent the passage of radiation through the predetermined wall thickness thereof, and hermetically seal a needle aperture formed in the needle penetration region thereof in a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Py
  • Publication number: 20140008318
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a travel bottle are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Louise Proctor, Christopher Hawker, Jessica Ann Moreland, Paul Harrison, Joel Beebe
  • Publication number: 20130277328
    Abstract: A moulded closure base includes a sidewall and a top plate. The sidewall has a retention projection having a retention surface for engaging a complementary projection on a container neck. The top plate has one or more access slots through which part of a die extends during moulding to form the retention surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Derek Hindle, Peter Pargen
  • Patent number: 8557359
    Abstract: A closure for a container, e.g., a container for holding reagents for an automated analyzer. The closure comprises a cap having an opening, the opening capable of communicating with the mouth of a container. The invention also provides an assembly comprising the closure of this invention and a container. The invention also provides a method for preparing the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Tahua Yang, Keith Alan Haapala, Mark Allen Dewart, Joseph Herbert Nogosek
  • Publication number: 20130256256
    Abstract: A time-lockable storage container having a single actuation button/dial to input a time period to lock the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: WAREHOUSE INNOVATIONS, INC
    Inventors: David Krippendorf, Ryan Tseng
  • Patent number: 8511493
    Abstract: A liquid container can be present and used in at least two different positions. The liquid container may be a wine container, which can be a wine bottle in its first position and also be a wine glass in its second position. A method of serving a liquid includes placing a container in a first position in which the container serves as a bottle and converting the bottle into a glass or goblet without reassembling any part of the container by placing the container in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: David Bernstein
  • Patent number: 8505755
    Abstract: A straw holder for vertically supporting a drinking straw in the mouth of a bottle containing a beverage to be consumed and for limiting vertical movement of the straw with respect to the bottle. The straw holder includes a straw support portion dimensioned for placement across the mouth of the bottle and having an aperture defined in the straw support. The aperture receives the drinking straw so that the straw is disposed through the aperture with a leading edge of the straw positioned in the bottle in communication with the beverage. The aperture is dimensioned for adjustably maintaining a vertical position of the leading edge of the straw in the bottle once a desired vertical position is selected. The straw holder also includes a bottle retaining portion coupled to the straw support portion for maintaining the position of the straw support across the mouth of the bottle. The bottle retaining portion includes at least one turn dimensioned for engaging the neck of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Greenberg Surgical Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Alex M. Greenberg
  • Publication number: 20130097973
    Abstract: A pharmacy container comprises a bottle and a ring. The bottle includes a body defining a storage chamber, a neck extending away from the body and defining an opening opposite and providing access to the body, and a pair of opposed ledges each extending radially outwardly from the neck and spaced from the body. The neck includes threads extending around an outside surface of the neck, and the pair of opposed ledges are positioned between the body and the threads. The ring defines an interior wall, an exterior wall, and a pair of opposed indentations radially extending through the interior wall toward the exterior wall. The ring is positioned around the neck with the pair of opposed indentations positioned adjacent the pair of opposed ledges such that interaction between the pair of opposed indentations and the pair of opposed ledges maintains the ring in position relative to the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan P. McCoy, Stacy Abel, Matthew P. Franks, Adam D. Hoppus, Duane Sawyer, Gordon Beecroft, John Vassallo, Michael Makhlouf
  • Publication number: 20130026125
    Abstract: A drinking container including a bottom, a sidewall and a neck which define an interior of the container, wherein the bottom defines an opening of a lesser dimension than the bottom. Included is a panel adapted to cover the opening and enclose the interior of the container wherein the panel is of a dimension less than a dimension of the container formed by an exterior surface of the sidewall positioned adjacent to the bottom and wherein the panel is releasably securable to the bottom to enclose the interior of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: John S. Letchinger, Thomas J. Ring
  • Publication number: 20120279940
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tamper evident closure in which the outer portion (10) rises upon first opening, and having means that prevent such outer portion from falling back to the original position once it has risen. Therefore, the tamper evident effect is given by the misalignment of the outer portion and the central portion (8). The closure may be made of cork, possibly of synthetic nature, or of screw type, adapted to be tightened to a threaded pouring device applied to the neck of the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Marco Giovannini, Luca Viale
  • Publication number: 20120233968
    Abstract: A liquid container can be present and used in at least two different positions. The liquid container may be a wine container, which can be a wine bottle in its first position and also be a wine glass in its second position. A method of serving a liquid includes placing a container in a first position in which the container serves as a bottle and converting the bottle into a glass or goblet without reassembling any part of the container by placing the container in a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: David Bernstein
  • Publication number: 20120211461
    Abstract: A bottle assembly is provided having a body portion defining a cavity therein, a top lid assembly connectable to the body portion, which includes a selectively deployable and retractable spout, a spout bottom lid; and a resilient tube having a lumen therethrough, wherein the lumen is occluded when the spout is retracted and the resilient tube is kinked, and wherein the lumen is opened when the spout is deployed and the resilient tube is not kinked; a trigger assembly for selectively moving the spout between a deployed and a retracted condition; and a bottom lid assembly selectively connectable to a bottom end of the body portion, the bottom lid assembly including a valve assembly to open and close a fluid path into the cavity of the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: David Mitchell Windmiller
  • Patent number: 8231954
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of producing a thermoformable composite by crosslinking PHA and PLA together in the presence of an additive to produce PHA and PLA blend and resins having: (a) a Ts value of up to about 180° C.; and (b) a heat distortion index of up to about 160° C. The thermoformable composite is used to make a food or beverage cup, lid, cutlery item, foodservice item, molded tray, or food storage container. The thermoformable composite comprises from about 5% to about 95% by weight of polylactic acid (PLA), from about 5% to about 95% by weight polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymer, and from about 0.01% to about 60% additives wherein the PLA and PHAs being crosslink together by intermolecular means to enhance performance and processability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventors: Wei Li, Richard A Tedford, Bruce J Thoman
  • Publication number: 20120175276
    Abstract: A container (1) is intended for filling with a hot liquid (21). The container (1) has a neck finish (2) with an opening closed off by a primary seal (4) which has an expandable side wall (4a). As the liquid (21) cools, the side wall (4a) is drawn into the container (1) to remove vacuum pressure created within the container (1). A permanent cap (25) can provide a secondary seal for the container and define a secondary headspace (24b) between the primary and secondary seals (4) (25). In other embodiments the seal (4) can be replaced by a mechanically movable seal which may be locked in its downward position. Also the secondary seal can be provided with a port or aperture to provide access into the secondary headspace for a commodity. Also a commodity such as a tablet or pill may be provided within the secondary headspace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: David Murray Melrose
  • Publication number: 20110278253
    Abstract: There is a resealable closure for plastic containers of a type having a mouth (7) formed with an inner neck bore (8) and spaced apart neck stubs (9) arranged around the outside of the neck. The closure in one position of use has a top panel (1), a peripheral downwardly extending skirt (2) with inwardly directed locking lugs (3) and an inner spigot seal (4) dimensioned for an interference fit into said neck bore (8). The closure is adapted to removably seal the container by push fitting the spigot seal (4) into engagement with said neck bore and subsequently locking the closure by rotation to a position where the locking lugs (3) align under the neck stubs (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Donald Terry Goodall
  • Patent number: 8047387
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods for carrying and manipulation of bottles are presented herein. The apparatus may include a closure that may be sealably secured to a bottle. The apparatus may further include a movable handle attached to the closure with portions of the movable handle received in a recess defined by the bottle. The movable handle may be locatable between at least a first position and a second position. The methods may include providing a closure and a movable handle, attaching the movable handle to the closure, and locating the movable handle in at least the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Tote One, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Chalekian, Aaron Chalekian
  • Publication number: 20110210093
    Abstract: A composite laminar tape (1) for mass-sealing bottles (15) or similar containers consists, according to the invention, of at least one extensible laminar tape (16), made of an extensible plastomeric film, which is possibly provided with closed lines for a predetermined separation of areas being meant to act as sealing membranes. The invention also relates to an apparatus for mass-sealing containers with said tape, and to an apparatus for mass-unsealing the containers sealed with said tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: Leon Antoine Ribi
  • Patent number: 7993743
    Abstract: A stopper, particularly for a wine bottle, comprising a barrier layer comprising a hot melt polymetric adhesive and optionally at least one sub-layer having lower oxygen permeability than the hot melt adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Bacchus Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: David Graham Taylor
  • Publication number: 20110139744
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure device (2) for closing and/or opening an opening (1.1) of a container (1), wherein the opening (1.1) of the container (1) is closed in a first position (I) of the closure device (2) and the opening (1.1) of the container (1) is open in a second position (II) of the closure device (2), and wherein the opening (1.1) of the container (1) has an opening periphery (1.2) which comprises an inner wall (1.3) and outer wall (1.4), and wherein the closure device (2) has a sealing element (4) by means of which the opening (1.1) of the container (1) can be closed with sealing action in the first position (1), and wherein the closure device (2), in the first position (I), is fastened on the container (1) by a closure element (3) and, when the container (1) is opened, can be transferred from the first position (I) into the second position (II) by means of at least one actuating element (3.2) wherein the container opening (1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Guido Endert
  • Publication number: 20100180553
    Abstract: A lid for a jar and a jar and lid combination for a product is provided. The lid is configured to be selectively removable from the jar. The lid is also configured to be selectively openable when attached to the jar in order to permit access to the interior and any contents of the jar. The lid has a non-continuous bead that is positioned to engage a protuberance on a rim of the jar to secure the lid relative to the rim of the jar while permitting selective removal of the lid from the rim of the jar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Thomas Tilton
  • Patent number: 7736712
    Abstract: A seal for a valve for use in a pharmaceutical dispensing device, which seal is formed from an elastomeric composition comprising: (a) an isobutylene polymer or co-polymer thereof; (b) a cross-linking agent for the isobutylene polymer or co-polymer thereof; and (c)) an accelerator for the cross-linking agent, wherein the accelerator includes a polysulphide compound derived from a substituted dithiocarbonic acid or derivative thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Consort Medical PLC
    Inventors: Daljit S Ohbi, Sally Beken
  • Publication number: 20100133225
    Abstract: A closure system for a container reduces the needed torque for assembly by minimizing frictional resistance to rotation of the closure into its desired alignment with the container before the closure is driven home onto the container neck. The reduction in the torque resistance during the application of the closure allows the rotary filling machinery to work within its torque limits and minimizes damage to the parts during the filling and sealing operation in a bottle filling line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: GUEST SUPPLY, INC.
    Inventor: William N. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20100084363
    Abstract: The instant invention is a high-density polyethylene composition, method of producing the same, injection molded articles made therefrom, and method of making such articles. The high-density polyethylene composition of the instant invention includes a first component, and a second component. The first component is a high molecular weight ethylene alpha-olefin copolymer having a density in the range of 0.920 to 0.946 g/cm3, and a melt index (I21.6) in the range of 1 to 15 g/10 minutes. The second component is a low molecular weight ethylene polymer having a density in the range of 0.965 to 0.980 g/cm3, and a melt index (I2) in the range of 30 to 1500 g/10 minutes. The high-density polyethylene composition has a melt index (I2) of at least 1, a density in the range of 0.950 to 0.960 g/cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: William J. Michie, JR., Stephanie M. Whited, Nathan J. Wiker, Dale M. Elley-Bristow
  • Publication number: 20100084361
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for constructing a container for storage and transport and may be entirely biodegradable and/or recyclable. The body of the container and/or bottle may be manufactured from paper pulp and assembled from a plurality of dissimilar parts made of a biodegradable plastic resin and assembled to form a container and/or bottle. The paper pulp may be treated inside and outside to make it water and air tight but when exposed to extreme biodegrading influences it may breakdown into compostable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Douglas C. Dayton, Sung K. Park
  • Publication number: 20100084362
    Abstract: A drinking container including a bottom, a sidewall and a neck which define an interior of the container, wherein the bottom defines an opening and the bottom comprises a panel adapted to cover the opening and be removable from the opening such that with the panel removed from the opening access to the interior of the container is provided; another including a separation of the sidewall defined by the sidewall and positioned between the neck and the bottom wherein the separation provides access to the interior of the container; another container wherein at least a portion of the sidewall and at least a portion of the bottom define an opening and wherein at least a portion of the sidewall and at least a portion of the bottom comprise a panel adapted to cover the opening and be removable from the opening such that with the panel removed from the opening access to the interior of the container is provided; and another wherein the bottom comprises a surface of the container upon which the container rests when pos
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: John S. Letchinger, Thomas J. Ring
  • Patent number: 7638179
    Abstract: Described is a closure element for a container. The closure elements has a sealing element which contains a thermoplastic polymer, and an effective absorbing amount of an unmodified cyclodextrin material. The unmodified cyclodextrin material may be an ?-cyclodextrin, ?-cyclodextrin, ?-cyclodextrin, and mixtures thereof. The sealing element can act as a barrier with respect to permeants, such as aromatic substances, trichloroanisole, aldehydes or ketones and/or impurities from the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Cellresin Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Will Wood, Neil Beaverson
  • Patent number: 7615271
    Abstract: A method of fusing a component to a sterilized storage or delivery device formed of a cyclic olefin polymer which includes forming the storage or delivery device from a cyclic olefin polymer, forming a second member or component having at least a surface layer formed of the second polymer, wherein the Hansen relative energy distance Ra/Ro of the second polymer relative to the cyclic olefin polymer is equal to or less than 0.7, applying the second member to the storage or delivery device, and heating the assembly to the sterilization temperature, thereby causing the second polymer to chemically interact with the cyclic olefin polymer, fusing the second component to the storage or delivery device. The preferred embodiment of the invention is a medical container, such as a vial, wherein the vial is formed of a cyclic olefin polymer and the cap, closure or collar is formed of a second polymer heat fused to the vial or container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kevin George Hetzler, Thea Lubrecht, Roger William Groskopf
  • Publication number: 20090134110
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to a bottle capable of holding and selectively dispensing at least two different substances. The bottle comprises an outer container having a reservoir adapted to receive a first substance, and an inner container having a reservoir adapted to receive a second substance. When assembled, the inner container is removably disposed within a portion of the outer container. The bottle further comprises a valve having a first configuration adapted to inhibit flow from the inner and outer containers, a second configuration adapted to permit flow from the inner container and inhibit flow from the outer container, and a third configuration adapted to permit flow from the outer container and inhibit flow from the inner container. Tactile feedback is provided to the user to know when the valve moves from one configuration to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventor: David Carl Jones
  • Publication number: 20090101617
    Abstract: A convertible bottle for children has a lid which can be manipulated to provide alternative liquid outlets, for example, a nipple, a foldable sippy spout, and a pop-up sports-type valved outlet. The cap, or a portion of the cap, may be inverted to expose different outlets, and each of the outlets forms or contains a valve for controlling liquid flow to prevent spillage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: TRIO CHILD, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory R. Viggiano
  • Patent number: 7520670
    Abstract: A wireless parameter sensing system for a flask for use in lyophilization as well as a method of controlling a lyophilization process based on the sensed readings is disclosed. The wireless parameter sensing system may include a stopper adapted to be removably secured to an open end of the flask. A control unit may be positioned within an inner portion of the stopper. A parameter sensor may be connected with the control unit. A radio frequency transmitter may be connected with the control unit, wherein the control unit is operable to periodically transmit a parameter reading from the parameter sensor with the radio frequency transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventor: John Jeffrey Schwegman
  • Publication number: 20080302752
    Abstract: A beverage container for the storage of a carbonated drink comprising a container body (10) including an opening (11) and removable closure means (12) for closing the opening (11), the closure means comprising a foil (20) which provides a gas tight seal for the opening (11). The arrangement may be such that a tendency of forces acting on the foil (20) due to pressure within the container to separate the foil (20) from the container body (10) by peeling away therefrom is reduced e.g. by the provision of a collar (12A) to limit deflection of the foil (20) adjacent the bond therebetween and/or by the shape of the rim (15) of the container body (10), so the closure is capable of withstanding higher internal pressures than would otherwise be the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: DUBOIS LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Antony Farrar, John Hein, Anthony Henry Joseph Fraser, Mark Rupert John Marriott, William George Dando
  • Publication number: 20080245758
    Abstract: The invention relates to the first-time filling of a liquid conducting system in an inhaler. According to the invention, a pressure that is built up in the reservoir by mounting the closure thereupon is released when the reservoir is inserted into the inhaler so as to displace liquid from the reservoir by means of the liquid conducting system such that the dead volume of the liquid conducting system is filled with liquid and the nozzle is connected in an air-free manner to the liquid store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Geser, Georg Boeck, Michael Spallek
  • Publication number: 20080217283
    Abstract: A beverage spout cover that may be configured to cover bottles that have been previously opened and fitted with standard bar/nightclub open-ended pourer. The cover preferably is configured to cover the bottle and help reduce contamination of the produce within the bottle by insects or otherwise, and at the same time be convenient for the user and attractive for the venue. In one arrangement, the cover provides ample room for the provision of branding or advertising indicia, such as the inclusion of brand names, product names, or other advertisements on the exterior of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Harry Conforti, Christopher Faris
  • Publication number: 20080197099
    Abstract: The present invention is a non-removable closure. A non-removable closure in accordance with the present invention may comprise (a) a first sealant layer; (b) a sealant interface layer; and (c) a second sealant layer. A non-refillable container for flowable materials in accordance with the present invention may comprise: (a) a cap; (b) a first sealant layer; (c) a sealant interface layer; (d) a second sealant layer; and (e) a flowable material receptacle. A method for manufacturing a non-removable bottle closure in accordance with the present invention may comprise the steps: (a) disposing a first sealant layer on a first surface of a sealant interface layer; (b) disposing a second sealant layer on a second surface of the sealant interface layer; (c) adhering the first sealant layer to a cap; and (d) adhering the second sealant layer to a receptacle mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Adam Pawlick, Doug Czajkowski
  • Publication number: 20080078787
    Abstract: A closure for removably sealing a container and for attaching to external articles having an external hooking device. The closure includes a container cap configured to removably engage the container and having a strip engaging portion formed proximate an end of the cap. The closure includes an attachment member that has a resilient hooking strip extending from the lid to define a hooking aperture therebetween. The attachment member has a cap engaging portion formed adjacent an end thereof and releasably engaged to the strip engaging portion. The engaging portions are configured such that the cap engaging portion is releasable from engagement by applying disengaging force upon any portion of the hooking strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventor: William Yelland
  • Patent number: 7285315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a closure which is made of synthetic material with characteristics similar to or even better than those of cork and which can therefore be used in all applications in which a cork closure is normally used. In particular, the closure according to the present invention is a stopper for containers for wine or liquors. In particular, the present invention relates to a container closure made of an expanded elastomer by means of a thermal moulding method, characterized in that the expanded elastomer can be produced by means of a step of expansion by a supercritical fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Guala Dispensing, S.p.A.
    Inventor: Felice Fragola
  • Patent number: 7138906
    Abstract: A cap is attachable to a receptacle for co-acting therewithin enclosing medication and timing a predetermined interval for taking the medication defined by one timing schedule of a set of selectable timing schedules. An electronic timing circuit in the cap is constructed and arranged to provide an alarm signal designating a time for taking the medication at the expiration of a predetermined time interval defined by the timing schedule. A battery furnishes power to the electronic timing circuit. A switch is connected between the battery and the electronic timing circuit having an initial ship position preventing the flow of electrical energy from the battery to the electronic timing circuit and an on position allowing delivery of electrical power from the battery to the electronic timing circuit. The switch is constructed and arranged to be initially in the ship position and switch to the on position when the cap is first attached to the receptacle to close the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Remind Cap Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Roger M. Rosche
  • Patent number: 6831552
    Abstract: A vocal container cap includes a cap portion and a vocal assembly received in the cap portion. When the cap portion is fully closed onto a container mouth, an elastic switch associated with a movable member of the vocal assembly is pressed against a contact on a circuit board supported on a fixed member of the vocal assembly to disable the vocal container cap. And when the cap portion is twisted to loosen from the container mouth, a spring lifts the movable member to separate the elastic switch from the contact and thereby actuates the vocal container cap to sound or voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Ted Lin