Having Warning Means Or Means Impeding Closure Removal (e.g., Child Proof) Patents (Class 215/201)
  • Patent number: 11352175
    Abstract: Safe and sealed closure method for the neck of a bottle, wherein the stopper (1) used and the container (2) to be closed are such that they form one integral part (5) upon closing of the container with the stopper via engagement by entry of a safety strip (6) of said stopper into a part (4) positioned on the container's neck such that the safety strip enters into the part of the container neck in one irreversible way, making the safety strip and the part one integral, non-detachable part or by entry of a safety strip positioned on the container's neck into a part of said stopper such that the safety strip enters into the part of the stopper in one irreversible way, making the safety strip and the part one integral, non-detachable part, wherein said safety strip or said part is attached to a safety seal band (8) of the stopper at an end of the safety seal band, wherein the safety seal band is attached to the whole circumference of the stopper when closed and wherein the safety seal band partially detaches from
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: AL IBTIKAR PACKAGING & INVESTMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ismail Omar Dabbur
  • Patent number: 11273963
    Abstract: A lockable cap, is a security feature for a medical prescription bottle. There is a three dial locking mechanism that is attached to the cap and the dial locking mechanism and the cap can be attached or removed from the bottle only when the user has the correct combination on the dial lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: GATEKEEPER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph C. Simpson
  • Patent number: 11174081
    Abstract: A combination of a container made out of rolled laminated plastic or rolled laminated metal, combined with a child-resistant locking assembly between the container and a cap removably affixed to the container. The container includes a closed rear end, a front wall and a flexible sidewall between the closed rear end and the front. The cap includes a central post inserted into a dispensing opening in a dispensing nozzle of the contain to reduce the possibility of contents in the container seeping out of the dispensing nozzle after the sealing cap is affixed to the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Innovative Product Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Tapocik
  • Patent number: 11059213
    Abstract: A plastic container has a main body portion, a neck portion and a molded feature such as an anti-rotation lug adjacent to the neck portion. The molded feature has a volume that is less than a volume that would be defined by the maximum external dimensions of the feature. This reduces the shrinkage differential between the molded feature and the neck portion, which could otherwise cause sealing problems with a closure as a result of deformation of the neck portion. A method of blow molding a plastic container with a reduced volume of the molded feature is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric B. Ungrady, III, Matthew A. Russell, Hope Lee Townsend, Michael L. James
  • Patent number: 10813432
    Abstract: A child resistant lip product material dispenser comprises a body having a first opening at a first end and external threads disposed on an external surface of the body proximate the first end. A rotary module has first internal threads configured to engage with the external threads, and a lid is disposed on the rotary module. A lip product material is at least partially disposed within the body. The rotary module further comprises a first plurality of spaced teeth arranged in a circular pattern on a surface of the rotary module facing the lid, and the lid comprises a second plurality of spaced teeth arranged in a circular pattern on a surface of the lid facing the rotary module, wherein the first and second pluralities of spaced teeth are configured to mesh together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: 14TH ROUND INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kevin Zhang, Jeremy Green, Alex Clulee
  • Patent number: 10640032
    Abstract: An optical axis adjustment device that adjusts an optical axis of a headlamp includes an aiming screw that is provided extending from inside to outside the headlamp and that has an operation portion outside the headlamp, and an aiming guide. The aiming guide is disposed outside the headlamp and includes: a cover portion that covers the operation portion of the aiming screw; a guide portion that has a tool insertion space inside and that is provided extending linearly from the cover portion; and a locking cap portion that is provided on an end portion of the guide portion away from the cover portion and that is configured to cover an opening of the tool insertion space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ko Mizuguchi
  • Patent number: 10427847
    Abstract: A container having a childproof safety device is provided. The container has a container body with a container opening, comprising a container closure for the container opening, said closure being movable from a closed to an open position, and comprising a removable tamper-proof element. A child safety device that comprises an actuating element is associated with the container closure. The invention is characterized in that the tamper-proof element blocks movement of at least a portion of the actuating element and in that after the tamper-proof element is removed at least a portion of the actuating element is movable from a first position, in which the container closure is secured, to a second position, in which the container closure is not secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SANNER GMBH
    Inventors: Kai Tiesberger, Matthias Schneider
  • Patent number: 10399728
    Abstract: A container neck finish includes an outer surface of the neck finish having a parting line, an axially facing sealing surface, a bead projecting radially outwardly from the outer surface and axially spaced from the sealing surface, and circumferentially spaced retention elements projecting radially outwardly from the outer surface, and being located axially between the sealing surface and the bead. At least one of the retention elements includes a stop portion including a ramp portion that extends circumferentially toward the parting line and radially inwardly toward the neck finish outer surface and converges therewith at a location within ten angular degrees of the parting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Brozell, Edward A. Grant
  • Patent number: 10279969
    Abstract: A lockable cap, is a security feature for a medical prescription bottle. There is a three dial locking mechanism that is attached to the cap and the dial locking mechanism and the cap can be attached or removed from the bottle only when the user has the correct combination on the dial lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Gatekeeper Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph C. Simpson
  • Patent number: 9953502
    Abstract: There is provided a device for attachment to an object for determining whether the device has been tampered with. The device has a body, removably attachable to an object, and configured to maintain a substantially fixed form or shape when attached to an object. A transducer is provided, connected to the body, configured to detect a change of form of the body. An indicator, connected to the transducer is configured to store the position of the body when attached to an object and indicate if the body has changed position after it has been attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: KHALIFA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hamad Al Marzouqi, Khalfan Al Marashda, Mohammed Ali Saif Al Zaabi
  • Patent number: 9918905
    Abstract: A smart medication container for providing an automatic, audible playback of recorded and timing information each time it is opened. The smart medication container includes a container base which is an open top container portion and a smart cap connected to the container base through a flexible cord and movable between an open position and closed position. The smart cap includes a sensor for determining when it is removed from the closed position and an audio playback system that plays a prerecorded dosing message and a generated time since last opening message when the smart cap is moved to the open position. The prerecorded dosing message may be stored on a removable storage media so as to allow it to be added, updated or changed by simply providing such a storage media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Stanley Howard, Sacrial Howard
  • Patent number: 9545264
    Abstract: A trocar assembly includes a trocar including an elongated tubular member extending between a distal end configured to be inserted into a surgical site and a proximal end including a housing configured for introduction of surgical instruments into the tubular member. The housing includes a pair of opposed latch receptacles. An obturator is assembled into the tubular member of the trocar. The obturator includes an elongated obturator body extending from a trocar cover to an opposed obturator tip. The trocar cover includes a rim for engaging the housing of the trocar. The trocar cover includes a pair of opposed latches extending radially inward from the rim, wherein the latches are releasably latched to the latch receptacles of the trocar. The trocar cover includes a compliant mechanism operatively connected to release the latches from the latch receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Surgiquest, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominick Mastri, Michael Augelli, Michael Kane
  • Patent number: 9527637
    Abstract: A childproof closure for a dispensing apparatus having first bayonet fastening means, wherein the closure has second bayonet fastening means. One of the two bayonet fastening means has bayonet lugs which can be introduced into corresponding socket elements of the other bayonet fastening means. Both bayonet fastening means moreover have coding elements for a preset alignment of the closure and of the dispensing apparatus. The closure has a closure element having first engagement elements and a securing cap which at least partly covers the closure element and has second engagement elements. The securing cap and the closure element are connected cohesively strongly, but rotatably with respect to one another, by means of shape-matched elements. The securing cap is configured at least partly elastically deformably such that the first and second engagement elements can be brought into engagement with one another by pressing the securing cap toward the closure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Sasan Habibi-Naini
  • Patent number: 9501734
    Abstract: An RFID tag for location inside a tubular base portion of a freestanding cryogenic vial, the RFID tag comprising: an RFID chip; an antenna connected to the chip; a support medium configured to support the chip and connected antenna; and a plug at least partially surrounding the chip, the antenna and the support medium, the plug being shaped to engage the tubular base portion of the vial. The RFID tag may be used to retrofit vials already stored at cryogenic temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: CRYOGATT SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventor: Geoffrey Morris
  • Patent number: 9472073
    Abstract: An anti-theft device monitors bottles. It is comprised of a two components hingably connected together. They can move from an open position to a closed position to enclose the neck of a bottle. One component has a first latch element and contains electronics including switches. The other component has a second latch element. The latch elements combine to hold the two components in the closed position. When the two components are moved to the closed position, and a bottle is in position, the bottle contacts elements which in turn change the states of associated switches. One of these elements also functions to retain the bottle on the tag. The anti-theft device may be armed or disarmed by remote devices. The latching elements may be releasably lockable such as by a magnet. The anti-theft device may have passcode protection capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: WG Security Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Xiao Hui Yang
  • Publication number: 20150129531
    Abstract: A dispensing cap including a closure having a top pivotably mounted to a base by a hinge. The closure is rotatably mounted to a ring. The top of the dispensing cap is opened only when the hinge is aligned with a notch formed in the ring and pressure is applied to flexible areas of the ring to disengage mating members of the ring and the top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: The Packaging Design Group
    Inventors: Brian GATTON, Kenneth GILLMAN
  • Publication number: 20150090686
    Abstract: Novel lockable safe containers for dispensing valuable, dangerous and potentially dangerous goods via a main opening that is easy for adults to open and difficult for children to open, using a finger pressure on a sliding closure with a deflectable extension operable by finger pressure to enable. The novel safe containers have many additional advantages including human factors, ergonomics, manufacturing, supply chain and distribution, warehousing, retail, tamper resistance advantages, and labeling. The slidable closure exits the main opening zone via an auxiliary opening but wholly without exiting the container in normal usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Zachary (Rocky) Batzel, Edward L. Batzel, Daniel A. Batzel, David Anthony Cavalieri
  • Patent number: 8985358
    Abstract: A closure having a child resistant mode and a non-child resistant mode includes a circumferential side wall and a divider wall for forming a first section cavity and a second section cavity. The divider is disposed between the first section and the second section for closing an opening of the container when the closure is installed on the container in the non-child resistant mode and the child resistant mode. In certain embodiments, a first liner is disposed in the first section such that the first liner is visible when the closure is installed on the container in the child resistant mode and a second liner is disposed in the second section such that the second liner is visible when the closure is installed on the container in the non-child resistant mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Publication number: 20150048045
    Abstract: A closure is provided having a first section and a second section. The first section includes a first circumferential side wall and a non-child resistant engaging mechanism disposed adjacent the first circumferential side wall. The second section includes a second circumferential side wall and a child resistant engaging mechanism disposed adjacent the second circumferential side wall. A divider wall is disposed between the first circumferential side wall and the second circumferential side wall for closing an opening of the container when the closure is installed on the container. The divider wall forms a first section cavity and a second section cavity. A liner is disposed in at least one of the first section cavity and the second section cavity adjacent the divider wall, the liner including liner indicia printed thereon and a tab element extending away from the divider wall for enhancing removal of the liner from the closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 8937550
    Abstract: A container defines an interior volume, an opening into the interior volume, and a sealing surface bordering the opening. A closure assembly for the container comprises an imperforate sealable metal liner for covering a container opening in its entirety. A radio frequency identification tag includes a microprocessor electrically coupled with an antenna through mounting contacts extending from the microprocessor to the antenna for receiving, storing, and transmitting digitized information. Electromagnetic interference with receiving, storing, or transmitting of digitized information to or from the radio frequency identification tag is controllable by restricting electrical coupling of the microprocessor with the imperforate metal liner to the mounting contacts. When sealed over a container opening to cover a container opening in its entirety, the imperforate metal liner abates migration of fluids between a container interior volume and an exterior of a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: eAgile, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Phaneuf, Gary P. Burns, Michael Isabell
  • Patent number: 8931652
    Abstract: A lockable cap is a security feature for a medical prescription bottle. The lockable cap may have a dial locking mechanism that is attached to the cap and the dial locking mechanism and the cap can be attached or removed from the bottle only when the user has the correct combination on the dial lock. When the combination is incorrect, the cap cannot be removed from the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Cap N Lock LLC
    Inventor: Joseph C. Simpson
  • Publication number: 20140346133
    Abstract: A childproof closure for a dispensing apparatus having first bayonet fastening means, wherein the closure has second bayonet fastening means. One of the two bayonet fastening means has bayonet lugs which can be introduced into corresponding socket elements of the other bayonet fastening means. Both bayonet fastening means moreover have coding elements for a preset alignment of the closure and of the dispensing apparatus. The closure has a closure element having first engagement elements and a securing cap which at least partly covers the closure element and has second engagement elements. The securing cap and the closure element are connected cohesively strongly, but rotatably with respect to one another, by means of shape-matched elements. The securing cap is configured at least partly elastically deformably such that the first and second engagement elements can be brought into engagement with one another by pressing the securing cap toward the closure element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Sasan Habibi-Naini
  • Patent number: 8881942
    Abstract: A package comprises a latch including first and second legs and an actuating portion. The first and second legs are joined at an angle. The actuator portion of the first leg is positioned to be displaced generally laterally to displace the second leg generally longitudinally to release the latch. In another embodiment the package has base wells on the inside surface. A generally flat marginal sealing surface encircles the first and second base wells. The wells of the base and/or lid are covered with a cover sheet to close them. Still another embodiment is a child-resistant container comprising a shell, two drawers, a stop, and a latch. The drawers are prevented from sliding apart past a limit of travel when one drawer is open sufficiently to provide access to its contents and the other drawer is not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Michel Zbirka, Herve Pichot, Bruce Rabinne
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8833578
    Abstract: A bottle assembly is disclosed having a container component and a lid assembly. The lid assembly includes an outer lid and an inner lid that are aligned with each other and with a rim section of the bottle assembly in order to be removed. The bottle assembly advantageously provides that no complex threading, ratcheting mechanism or push tabs are required to provide locking functionality while still providing beneficial child-resistant safety features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Benjamin Shell-Schnitzer
  • Patent number: 8703265
    Abstract: A holographic sealing member for a container including a heat actuated sealant or adhesive layer that secures the sealing member to a container. The sealing member also includes a metal foil sealing layer over and covering and bonded to the heat actuated sealant or adhesive layer, a holographic layer over and covering and bonded to the metal foil layer having an upper plastic layer and a lower embossed image layer, and a tab over and covering and bonded to the upper plastic layer. The tab may be pulled to remove the tab and the plastic layer from a container, thereby exposing the lower embossed image layer which may then be perforated to gain access to the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll, Joseph Smelko
  • Patent number: 8674834
    Abstract: A container closure assembly includes a closure, an inner seal, and a radio frequency identification tag. The inner seal comprises a sealable film laminated to a metallic foil, and includes a first surface for sealing engagement with a container sealing surface, and a second, opposed surface for non-scaling engagement with a backing liner, a facing liner, or a glued-in closure liner. The radio frequency identification tag includes a microprocessor electrically coupleable with an antenna for receiving, storing, and transmitting digitized information. The inner seal minimizes migration of fluids between a container interior volume and an exterior of a container when the inner seal is sealingly engaged with a container sealing surface. The radio frequency identification tag is includable in the closure assembly without the closure assembly electromagnetically interfering with the receiving, storing, or transmitting of the digitized information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: eAgile, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Phaneuf, Gary P. Burns, Michael Isabell
  • Patent number: 8662331
    Abstract: A closure having a child resistant mode and a non-child resistant mode includes a circumferential side wall having an interior surface, a first section, a second section, and a solid divider. The solid divider is disposed between the first section and the second section for closing an opening of the container when the closure is installed on the container in the non-child resistant mode and the child resistant mode. In certain embodiments, a first liner is disposed in the first section such that the first liner is visible when the closure is installed on the container in the child resistant mode. A second liner is disposed in the second section such that the second liner is visible when the closure is installed on the container in the non-child resistant mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 8662330
    Abstract: A lockable cap, is a security feature for a medical prescription bottle. The lockable cap has a dial locking mechanism that is attached to the cap and the dial locking mechanism and the cap can be attached or removed from the bottle only when the user has the correct combination on the dial lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cap-N-Lock, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph C. Simpson
  • Patent number: 8657136
    Abstract: Child-resistant bulk dose dispensing packaging unit, and a method for opening the packaging unit, including a container and a lid engaged with the container. The container includes a reservoir, an aperture at a top end of the reservoir, and a protrusion extending from a surface of the container. The lid engages with the container and slides between a closed position and an open position. The lid includes a top wall, a side wall extending down from an outer edge of the top wall, and a post configured to engage the protrusion at a first position when the lid is closed so as to keep the lid closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Wyeth LLC
    Inventors: Ari Tao Adler, Robert John McCaffrey
  • Patent number: 8636160
    Abstract: An openable and closable safety container for a hazardous material is provided. The safety container comprises a container part, a lid part coupled to the container part, and a safety locking part installed in the lid part such that the lid part is opened or closed upward after being turned. The lid part is turned horizontally to unlock the locked state and pushed upward to open the lid part. Therefore, the safety container is very safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Suk Woo Park
  • Publication number: 20130326996
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a refillable container to be used with a laundry cleaner mix. More specifically, the present invention is directed to a refillable container for use with a laundry cleaner bottle closure (cap) containing a laundry cleaner mix to be diluted within the refillable container, wherein the closure (cap) includes a water dissolvable seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: PURECAP LAUNDRY, LLC
    Inventors: Domenico Colaprete, Katherine Sears, Laura Weller-Brophy, Alex Lobos
  • Patent number: 8544665
    Abstract: A capping system and method of use for sealing injectable drugs within vials is disclosed. The system includes a closure assembly and a locking cap. The closure assembly includes a retainer member and a resilient stopper located within the retainer member. The retainer member is arranged to be disposed on the vial whereupon a gap results between the stopper and the vial. The retainer member is movable to close that gap. The locking cap is used to permanently seal the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Genesis Packaging Technologies
    Inventors: F. William Bogle, Roger P. Asselta
  • Patent number: 8540115
    Abstract: A package comprises a latch including first and second legs and an actuating portion. The first and second legs are joined at an angle. The actuator portion of the first leg is positioned to be displaced generally laterally to displace the second leg generally longitudinally to release the latch. In another embodiment the package has base wells on the inside surface. A generally flat marginal sealing surface encircles the first and second base wells. The wells of the base and/or lid are covered with a cover sheet to close them. Still another embodiment is a child-resistant container comprising a shell, two drawers, a stop, and a latch. The drawers are prevented from sliding apart past a limit of travel when one drawer is open sufficiently to provide access to its contents and the other drawer is not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Michel Zbirka, Herve Pichot, Bruce Rabinne
  • Patent number: 8540116
    Abstract: A hinged container is disclosed, including a base, a lid, and a hinge joining the base and lid, allowing the lid to pivot open or closed relative to the base. One of the base and the lid has a circular, outwardly tapered outer seal member disposed at least partially within its outer perimeter. The other of the base and the lid has a circular, inwardly-tapered inner seal member disposed at least partially within its outer perimeter. The inner and outer seal members are positioned to engage concentrically to wedge the inwardly and outwardly tapered surfaces together and form a seal when the base and the lid are closed, and to disengage concentrically to part the inwardly and outwardly tapered surfaces when the base and the lid are opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Michel Zbirka
  • Patent number: 8525675
    Abstract: An anti-theft security device is particularly useful with bottles and is typically secured to a bottle neck. The device may carry an onboard alarm. The device typically includes a catch member which engages the bottle neck to secure the device to the bottle and a blocking structure to help block access to the catch member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventors: Ningsheng Zhang, Brian V. Conti
  • Patent number: 8517193
    Abstract: A combination locking bottle holder is disclosed comprising a base, a locking bar, and a plurality of tumblers. When a bottle is locked inside the device, features limit access to and prevent removal of the bottle's closure. When the tumbler rings with external indicia are properly aligned to a marker and display a predetermined code, the mechanism permits extraction of the locking bar and allows the bottle to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Steven Douglas Small
  • Publication number: 20130153528
    Abstract: The present invention directs a safe sealing cap for container, having a sealing cap body and at least a secure component, the secure component includes a curved part, a swinging support and a retaining plate, the swinging support is fixed on the outer wall of the sealing cap body, the back end of the curved part is fixed on the bottom side of the front end of the swinging support, the back end of the retaining plate is fixed on the inner wall of the back end of the curved part, and the front end of the retaining plate is extended towards the sealing cap body; the safe sealing cap further comprises at least two protection components, the protection components are connected to the sealing cap body respectively, and the protection components are successively arranged on the sealing cap body in the circumferential direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: SHANTOU HONGQIAO PACKAGING INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shize Luo
  • Patent number: 8456287
    Abstract: An indicator system for use on a medicine bottle to indicate the times and dates of the last dosage taken and the next dosage to be taken, including means for registering time and date when the bottle is opened and then closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Barbara K. Gifford, Joseph D. Gifford
  • Patent number: 8403160
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a container comprising a container body with bottom and side walls and a container opening, and a container closure (1), said body and closure comprising corresponding screw threads (3) to allow releasable attachment of the closure onto the body in order to open/close the container opening, characterized in that the container body comprises at least one cam-like means (4) located on the external surface of the container body walls, and the closure comprises at least one engagement means (5) corresponding to the cam-like means of the container body, said engagement means being located at the internal surface of the closure walls, so positioned that during the screwing operation of said closure onto said container body, said cam-like and engagement means cooperate in a audible manner at the time said closure is sufficiently engaged onto the body to ensure gas and/or liquid tightness of the closed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Stephane Hentzel
  • Patent number: 8368537
    Abstract: An anti-theft security device is particularly useful with bottles and is typically secured to a bottle neck. The device may carry an onboard alarm. The device typically includes a catch member which engages the bottle neck to secure the device to the bottle and a blocking structure to help block access to the catch member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ningsheng Zhang, Brian V. Conti
  • Publication number: 20120298613
    Abstract: A closure (22) for a bottle (20) containing carbonated beverages. The closure (22) comprises an inner part (28) and an outer part (24). The inner part (28) is adapted to receive a portion of a finish of the bottle (20) and includes a plurality of outwardly extending first cam surfaces (32) that are obliquely angled to the longitudinal axis of the closure (24). The outer part (24) is adapted to fit substantially over the inner part (28), the outer part (24) including a plurality of inwardly extending second cam surfaces (34) that are obliquely angled to the longitudinal axis of the closure (22). The outer part (24) is movable relative to the inner part (28) between a closed position in which at least a portion of the outer part (24) urges at least a portion of the inner part (28) against the neck to resist disengagement of the inner part (28) from the finish and an open position in which the inner part (28) allows disengagement of the inner (28) part from the finish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: John Brooks
  • Patent number: 8292110
    Abstract: Dual-mode container assemblies (30, 110) are provided which include an open-top container (32, 112) with a closure assembly (34, 114) having a skirt (36, 116) and a reversible lid (38, 118) presenting first and second opposed faces (82, 84, 160, 162) hingedly coupled to the skirt (36, 116). In the child-resistant configuration of the assemblies (30, 110), the lid (38, 118) is latched to the skirt (36, 116) by a latching arrangement (60, 100, 136, 177). In order to convert the container assemblies (30, 110) to an adult configuration, the lid (38, 118) is opened and rotated 180° while the lid (38, 118) remains connected to the skirt (36, 116). This reverses the lid face adjacent the open top of the container (32, 112). Closure of the reversed lid (38, 118) occurs without any latching function between the skirt (36, 116) and the lid (38, 118), so that the lid (38, 118) can be readily opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Gunn and Richards, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryce G. Rutter, Marc Hunter, Feng Feng, David D. Kusch, Melvin J. Leedle, Jonathan Sundy
  • Publication number: 20120248057
    Abstract: A capping system and method of use for sealing injectable drugs within vials is disclosed. The system includes a closure assembly and a locking cap. The closure assembly includes a retainer member and a resilient stopper located within the retainer member. The retainer member is arranged to be disposed on the vial whereupon a gap results between the stopper and the vial. The retainer member is movable to close that gap. The locking cap is used to permanently seal the vial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: GENESIS PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: F. William Bogle, Roger P. Asselta
  • Patent number: 8235233
    Abstract: A container for over-the-counter drugs or the like that includes a cylindrical plastic bottle with a closure. The closure including a cap and a ring that mates with the mouth of the bottle. The cap ring has a tongue that mates with a capture structure on the cap in a child resistant configuration. The tongue being lockable by a pad lock to block access by unwanted adults and teenagers. The tongue having a senior friendly configuration also.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Harold T. Pehr
  • Publication number: 20120168398
    Abstract: An anti-theft security device is particularly useful with bottles and is typically secured to a bottle neck. The device may carry an onboard alarm. The device typically includes a catch member which engages the bottle neck to secure the device to the bottle and a blocking structure to help block access to the catch member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ningsheng Zhang, Brian V. Conti
  • Publication number: 20120152883
    Abstract: An anti-theft security device is particularly useful with bottles and is typically secured to a bottle neck. The device may carry an onboard alarm. The device typically includes a catch member which engages the bottle neck to secure the device to the bottle and a blocking structure to help block access to the catch member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ningsheng Zhang, Brian V. Conti
  • Patent number: 8141729
    Abstract: Convertible closure for a container includes an outer closure member having a first child-resistant portion on an inner surface, a first inner closure member having an inner surface arranged to engage with a neck of the container and a second child-resistant portion arranged to selectively engage with the first child-resistant portion on the outer closure member, and a second inner closure member arranged to engage with both the outer closure member and the first inner closure member. The selective engagement of the first and second child-resistant portion is designed so that when engaged, the closure has a non-child resistant configuration (only grasping and rotation of the outer closure member is sufficient to twist the closure out of engagement with the container) and when not engaged therewith, the closure has a child-resistant configuration (grasping, rotation and downward pressure is required to remove the closure from engagement with the container).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Thomas J. & Kathleen Scarlata Living Trust
    Inventor: Thomas J. Scarlata
  • Patent number: 8141727
    Abstract: A solid dosage preparation is provided with a bottle of water. The solid dosage preparation is housed in a compartment of a closure applied to the bottle of water. The solid dosage preparation is capable of being dispensed in a single-handed manipulation of a roller-like chamber. The roller-like chamber is provided with a means for indicating any tampering of the enclosed solid dosage preparation, which is maintained in a protective environment between the chamber and the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventors: Eric William Gruenwald, Lawrence Lambelet, Patrick James Mulligan
  • Patent number: 8120484
    Abstract: A closure includes a plastic shell for securement to a container neck finish. An RFID kernel tag is disposed within the shell, and includes an RFID circuit and a low power UHF antenna coupled to the circuit. A boost antenna, electromagnetically coupled to but otherwise disconnected from the RFID kernel tag, boosts signal gain to and from the RFID kernel tag. In several exemplary embodiments of the disclosure, the RFID kernel tag is secured to an undersurface of the base wall of the closure, and the boost antenna is disposed on the undersurface of the closure base wall, on an opposing surface of a liner disk disposed within the closure shell or comprises a metal layer on an induction seal disk secured to the end of the container neck finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Chisholm