Receptacle Opening Sealed By Each Of Plural Closures Patents (Class 215/204)
  • Patent number: 11007393
    Abstract: A fitness device for strength training can include: a clamshell housing including a front portion and a back portion. The front portion and the back portion can mate together to define an internal volume. The clamshell housing includes first handle portions extending circumferentially around the front portion and second handle portions extending circumferentially around the back portion. The first and second handle portions mate together to define a plurality of handles. The fitness device includes a sealed container defining a fluid chamber. The sealed container can be fixedly received within the internal volume defined by the front portion and the back portion of the clamshell housing. The fluid chamber of the sealed container can contain: a gaseous component, a first fluid component, and a second fluid component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: NUCLEUS CORE LLC
    Inventors: Fred Reinstein, Diego Calvo
  • Patent number: 10793324
    Abstract: Container systems and closure systems having lids with a closed position, an intermediate open position, and a fully open position. Processes related thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nicolas Robert Nuno Cromarty Oliveira, Thierry Christian Francis Dagnelie, Vincent Hubert M. De Wilde, Clara Sophie Lea Ng Pak Leung, Raf Gustaaf Alfons Degeyter, Katrien De Malsche, Annalise Charlotte Richmond, David Brian Dawson
  • Patent number: 10300263
    Abstract: A closure assembly structured to be attached in flow restricting relation to a medical connector and removed therefrom utilizing a push-on and twist-off manipulation. The closure assembly comprises a cap having a preferably male flow restricting portion, wherein the cap is operatively disposed in removable, flow restricting attachment to a female medical connector. A plurality of segments collectively define a sidewall of the cap and are individually and collectively movable between an open orientation and a closed orientation relative to at least the flow restricting portion and a medical connector attached thereto. The closed orientation comprises the plurality of segments disposed in covering, retaining relation to the attached medical connector and the open orientation comprises an outward disposition of the plurality of segments and an accessible, exposure of the flow restricting portion. A tamper evident structure may be operatively associated with a housing assembly of the closure assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy Brandon Hunt
  • Patent number: 10130951
    Abstract: Provided are devices for recovery of cells from a microfluidic device. In particular, provided are open-ended conical tubes for recovery of cells from a microfluidic device and methods of use. In some embodiments, the open-ended conical tubes comprise: i) a nipple portion (7), wherein the nipple portion (7) comprises a length in the range of 0.2 to 0.3 inches, a diameter in the range of 0.2 to 0.3 inches, wherein the nipple portion (7) comprises a narrow orifice; ii) a conical portion (5) attached to and in fluid communication with the nipple portion, wherein the conical portion (5) has a length in the range of 1.0 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cynvenio Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Shartle, Behrad Vahidi, William M. Strauss
  • Patent number: 9475074
    Abstract: A discharging device for discharging liquids includes an outer housing encompassing an inner chamber, a liquid storage receptacle, a discharge orifice, a delivery device for delivering liquid from the storage receptacle to the discharge orifice, a cap that covers the discharge orifice when present on the outer housing in a safety position, and a manual actuator adapted to actuate the delivery device and which is movable relative to the outer housing between a neutral relative position and an actuated relative position. The cap and the manual actuator cooperate so that displacement of the manual actuator is mechanically blocked when the cap is in its safety position. A locking element that is movable in relation to the outer housing is constrainedly coupled with the movement of the manual actuator and extends in the actuated position through a hole in the outer housing to a region that the cap blocks when mounted in its safety position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH
    Inventors: Judith Auerbach, Thomas Eberhard, Wilfried Graf
  • 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: 8597236
    Abstract: A self-contained medication apparatus which includes a first container having a first semi-spherical portion, and a second container having a second semi-spherical portion and a cylindrical portion formed with the second semi-spherical portion. At least one type of medication disposed within the first container, such as one or more pills, and a consumable liquid disposed within the second container. The first container is pivotally connected to the second container by a hinge member between an open position and a closed position. A first seal is connected to the first semi-spherical portion of the first container, and a second seal is connected to the cylindrical portion of the second container. The first seal and the second seal are removed to allow the medication to be removed from the first container and allow access to the consumable fluid such that the medication and the consumable fluid may be ingested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Meninas Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Nassiri, Brian Sulisz
  • Patent number: 8590734
    Abstract: A child-resistant lift-off cap for a container is adapted to be difficult to unseat independently to open the container. An overlay portion associated with the cap is adapted for use to lift the cap from a container to unseat it. The overlay portion has a thumb tab and is deformable to engage and lift the seated cap only when the thumb tab is lifted. The overlay portion raises independently of the cap when the deformable portion is not deformed into engagement with the cap. Alternatively, a lift-top cap having a slot through it, the slot having a first opening near an edge of the cap to be lifted to unseat the cap and a second opening. A slide in the slot has a first end biased to be flush with or recessed into the first opening and a second end biased to normally protrude out of the second opening. The second end of the slide can be depressed against the bias of the slide to displace the first end of the slide out of the first opening to function as a thumb tab to assist in lifting the cap from a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Giraud
  • Patent number: 8074821
    Abstract: A container assembly including a container and a cap disposed on the container. The cap is moveable between a closed condition and an open condition. The cap has two opposing side wall regions and an end region disposed between the two opposing side wall regions. At least one of the side wall regions has a container-engaging portion moveable between a closed position where the container-engaging portion engages the container to resist opening of the cap, and a second position where the container-engaging portion is disengaged from the container to allow opening of the cap. The end region of the cap is in a snap-fit relationship with the container. Also included is a cap having these features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventor: Don F. Yeager
  • Patent number: 8074817
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for metering a liquid nutritional supplement is disclosed and provides a liquid dispenser having a body that contains a predetermined number of single dosages of the liquid nutritional supplement, a cap, such as a child resistant cap, coupled to a neck portion of the body, and a dosage cup coupled to the cap. The dosage cup has at least four axial shoulders on an inside surface thereof wherein each has an engaging surface adapted to engage axial ridges of the cap. The dosage cup is coupled to the cap such that a force that is greater, by a predetermined amount, than the weight of the dosage cup is required to remove the dosage cup from the cap. The dosage cup is provided with an indicator adapted to indicate one of the single dosages of the liquid nutritional supplement to be consumed by a user for a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Remington Health Products, L.L.C.
    Inventors: William E. Steele, IV, Phillip D. Livingston, Clarence D. Zierhut
  • Patent number: 7762421
    Abstract: An easy-open sealed container satisfying requests of perfectivity of sealing and readiness of unsealing is provided. The container includes a plastic pack container, a flange portion surrounding an opening of the plastic pack container, a seal film bonded onto an upper surface of the flange portion to thereby seal the pack container, and a peeling film bonded onto a lower surface of the flange portion. The flange portion includes a broken portion including a cut-off line and a connection part formed in a part or a whole of the flange portion. The peeling film includes a peeling-start portion extruding outward or inward of the flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Fujimura Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaoru Fujimura
  • Publication number: 20090272713
    Abstract: The capsule comprises: an internal capsule (4), which inserts removably in a mouth (2) of a container (1) to be closed, having an external cover (5), creating a security opening of the container (1); a reducer (7) which is applied on the mouth (2) of the container (1) and which is provided with an upper wall (70), in which a hole (71) is afforded, in which a syringe doser (8) can be introduced. The reducer (7) comprises: at least a radial projection (72) in the upper wall (70) thereof, which inserts in an annular recess (40) internally afforded in the upper part of the internal capsule (4); a first annular cavity (73), delimited by an external wall (74) and an internal wall (75) which develop axially below the upper wall (70) of the reducer (7), in which upper wall (70) an overhang (20) developing axially from the upper end of the mouth (2) of the container (1) is anchored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: BORMIOLI ROCCO & FIGLIO S.P.A.
    Inventor: Emilio Morini
  • Patent number: 7336194
    Abstract: A closure for a container comprises means to secure the closure to the mouth of the container and an electronic device. The closure further comprises activation means operative to activate the electronic device when the closure is rotated relative to the container. The closure comprises a lower closure half comprising means to secure the closure to the container, and an upper closure half rotatably mounted on the lower closure half. A container comprising such a closure is also provided. The electronic device could comprise a sound-emitting device, a vibratory device or a light-emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: APWH Limited
    Inventors: Mark Philip Scowne Hillman, Peter England
  • Patent number: 7296700
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for metering a liquid nutritional supplement provides a liquid dispenser having a body that contains a predetermined number of single dosages of the liquid nutritional supplement, a cap, such as a child-resistant cap, coupled to a neck portion of the body, and a dosage cup coupled to the cap. The dosage cup has at least four axial shoulders on an inside surface thereof that each has an engaging surface adapted to engage axial ridges of the cap. The dosage cup is coupled to the cap such that a force that is greater, by a predetermined amount, than the weight of the dosage cup is required to remove the dosage cup from the cap, and providing the dosage cup with an indicator adapted to indicate one of the single dosages of the liquid nutritional supplement to be consumed by a user for a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Remington Health Products, L.L.C.
    Inventors: William E. Steele, IV, Phillip D. Livingston, Clarence D. Zierhut
  • Patent number: 7124904
    Abstract: A reversible child resistant closure system including a closure and container a container having a neck portion, an engaging means and an axis extending therethrough about which the closure is rotatable. The closure has a child resistant mode when applied to the container in a first child resistant position and has a non-child resistant mode when applied to the container in a second non-child resistant position. The closure includes an outer cap and an inner cap. The inner cap is coaxially positioned and nested within the outer cap and is axially movable between the first child resistant engaging means and the bottom edge of the outer cap such that the plurality of angular abutment surfaces of the inner cap engage the series of angular abutments of the outer cap upon rotation of the outer cap to rotates the inner cap in a closing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David Miceli, Joseph Miceli
  • Patent number: 7040497
    Abstract: A child safety overcap is provided for a hermetically sealed container with a twist-off access closure having a unitary grip tab. The overcap has a top portion defining at least one slot adapted to engage the tab on the access closure when the overcap is pushed toward the container and a skirt portion that terminates in an expandable rim, e.g., provided with dentils adapted to flex away from the container when the overcap is pushed toward the container. Beads extending inwardly from a distal end of each of the dentils are adapted to snap into a circumferentially groove formed in a neck portion of the container for removably securing the overcap to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Weiler Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard H. Weiler, Kathleen E. Kurek
  • Patent number: 7000789
    Abstract: A reversible child-resistant closure system including a closure and container. The closure has a child resistant mode when applied to the container in a first child-resistant position and has a non-child resistant mode when applied to the container in a second non-child resistant position. The closure includes an outer cap and an inner cap. The inner cap is coaxially positioned and nested within the outer cap such that a plurality of angular abutment surfaces of the inner cap engage a series of angular abutments of the outer cap upon rotation of the outer cap to rotate the inner cap in a closing direction. However, upon rotation of the outer cap member in an opening direction in the absence of an axial force, the angular abutment surfaces of the inner cap cam over and past the series of angular abutments of the outer cap, preventing rotation of the inner cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph Miceli
  • Patent number: 7000790
    Abstract: There is provided a bottle cap configured such that consumers can easily identify the opening or closing of a cap openably installed on the mouth of a liquor bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Iplastic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shin-Young Bae
  • Publication number: 20040238539
    Abstract: A closure for a container includes a main body portion that is constructed and arranged to be secured to a container and that has dispensing orifice defined therein for dispensing a liquid. The closure further includes a first lid portion that is hingedly mounted to the main body portion and is movable between a first, open position wherein material may be dispensed from the container through the dispensing orifice and a second, closed position wherein the dispensing orifice is blocked. A second lid portion overlies the first lid portion and is mounted for rotation with respect to the first lid portion. The second lid portion is rotatable between an unlocked position and a locked position wherein it engages the main body portion to prevent movement of the first lid portion away from the second, closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Valentin Hierzer, David Ziegenhorn
  • Patent number: 6802427
    Abstract: A reversible child resistant closure system including a closure and container having a neck portion, an engaging means and an axis extending therethrough about which the closure is rotatable. The closure has a child resistant mode when applied to the container in a first child resistant position and has a non-child resistant mode when applied to the container in a second non-child resistant position. The closure includes an outer cap and an inner cap. The inner cap is coaxially positioned and nested within the outer cap and is axially movable between the first child resistant engaging means and the bottom edge of the outer cap such that a plurality of angular abutment surfaces of the inner cap engage a series of angular abutments of the outer cap upon rotation of the outer cap to rotate the inner cap in a closing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 6769557
    Abstract: A bottle security device includes an inner member and an outer member that cooperate to lock the bottle security device on the neck of a bottle. The inner member includes a plurality of fingers that are adapted to fit under the bead on a bottle neck. The inner member further includes outwardly extending teeth. The outer sleeve member of the device slides over the inner member and forces the fingers against the bottle. The outer sleeve member further includes a plurality of upwardly extending arms that have inwardly projecting teeth that engage the teeth of the inner member to lock the two members together. A key is used to separate the two pieces and release the security device from the bottle. The key extends down through the top of the outer sleeve member to physically engage the upwardly extending arms and to move them radially outward to where they disengage the inner member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Michael, Nicholas M. Sedon, Christopher G. Gallagher, Dennis D. Belden, Jr., Michael S. Jaeb
  • Patent number: 6729487
    Abstract: A bi-modal closure for a container opening is provided. The closure has a first mode intended for adult use, wherein the closure is readily opened, and a second child-resistant mode, wherein the closure is more difficult to open, especially by children. The conversion between modes is accomplished by use of a bi-stable element located in the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventor: Louis Dischler
  • Patent number: 6681945
    Abstract: A child resistant overcap and container device is specifically for containers having non-round bodies, at least non-round upper bodies, with round necks, especially oval shaped containers. The container has a round neck for attachment of an inner cap. The shape of the container is such that it is wider than it is deep, to create side to side shoulders. There is also a collar permanently attached to the neck that has an open, central circular portion and a pair of opposite shoulders extending outwardly from side to side above the shoulders of the container. The collar has either at least one J-slot or at least one J-slot tracking protrusion located on at least one of its front and back. There is also an overcap having a front and back and opposing sides, and having a hollow inside. The overcap has an outside footprint substantially corresponding to the footprint of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Valley Design, Inc.
    Inventor: John E. Harrold
  • Publication number: 20030168423
    Abstract: A container having a neck, a safety closure and a dispenser. The dispenser is a barrier film affixed to the neck so as to seal the opening to the container during shipping and before use by the consumer. The barrier film has an aperture through which the container contents may be dispensed. The aperture is sealed by the manufacturer prior to use by the consumer. The container with safety closure and dispenser is particularly well suited for storing and dispensing potentially harmful products that are prone to leakage from unsealed containers, such as low viscosity hydrocarbons. The device is designed so as to use containers and safety closures known in the art, therefore reducing the cost of adapting safety closure advantages to product containment requiring dispensing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Applicant: Rexam Medical Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas M. Williams
  • Patent number: 6604643
    Abstract: A bottle security device includes an inner member and an outer member that cooperate to lock the bottle security device on the neck of a bottle. The inner member includes a plurality of fingers that are adapted to fit under the bead on a bottle neck. The inner member further includes outwardly extending teeth. The outer sleeve member of the device slides over the inner member and forces the fingers against the bottle. The outer sleeve member further includes a plurality of upwardly extending arms that have inwardly projecting teeth that engage the teeth of the inner member to lock the two members together. A key is used to separate the two pieces and release the security device from the bottle. The key extends down through the top of the outer sleeve member to physically engage the upwardly extending arms and to move them radially outward to where they disengage the inner member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Alpha Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Michael, Nicholas M. Sedon, Christopher G. Gallagher, Dennis D. Belden, Jr., Michael S. Jaeb
  • Publication number: 20030102279
    Abstract: A bottle security device includes an inner member and an outer member that cooperate to lock the bottle security device on the neck of a bottle. The inner member includes a plurality of fingers that are adapted to fit under the bead on a bottle neck. The inner member further includes outwardly extending teeth. The outer sleeve member of the device slides over the inner member and forces the fingers against the bottle. The outer sleeve member further includes a plurality of upwardly extending arms that have inwardly projecting teeth that engage the teeth of the inner member to lock the two members together. A key is used to separate the two pieces and release the security device from the bottle. The key extends down through the top of the outer sleeve member to physically engage the upwardly extending arms and to move them radially outward to where they disengage the inner member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: Robert L. Michael, Nicholas M. Sedon, Christopher G. Gallagher, Dennis D. Belden, Michael S. Jaeb
  • Publication number: 20030034322
    Abstract: A cap assembly for closing a container. The cap assembly has: (i) an undercap having a cap body with a top end (or wall) and with at least one endless side wall depending from the top end (or wall) to form a housing for receiving the neck of a container; (ii) an overcap having an overcap body with a top end and with at least one endless side wall depending from the top end to form a housing for receiving and engaging the (cap body of the) undercap; and (iii) an applicator having a stem with a first end for engagement with, or integrally formed with, the undercap within the housing, so that the stem projects from the housing, and a second free end for applying product. The exterior of the undercap body has a series of circumferentially arranged teeth for interengagement with a corresponding series of circumferentially arranged teeth within the housing of the overcap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: Michael A. Doherty, Geoffrey F. Seymour
  • Publication number: 20020179561
    Abstract: A device, consisting of a plurality of plate, disk, ball, gate or other types of valves, or switches, or apertures, or like passageways; all grouped, or stacked or ganged in series to form a single working unit, and configurable in such a manner that each acts as a physical block or nonconductive environment for any chosen material, sound, light, or other transmittable or transportable media, until manipulated into an indexed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Peter Peck, Roseann Peck
  • Patent number: 6371316
    Abstract: A child resistant closure and container having a lid base recess. A closure includes an annular inner member defining an opening, the inner member having a camming recess. The closure also includes an outer member engageable with the inner member, the outer member including a lid base, a lid hingably connected to the lid base, and an annular guard ring surrounding the lid and lid base. The annular guard ring is frangibly connected to at least one of the lid and lid base, preferably along a frangible line formed by a plurality of bridges. The outer member can be formed integrally as one piece. When the inner member and outer member are joined, the guard ring preferably separates from the lid and lid base, and the lid base is at least partially retained within the camming recess. Once separated from the lid and lid base, the guard ring is movable between a guarding position in which it obstructs access to the lid, and a revealing position in which the lid can be rotated or lifted upward, away from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Kerr Group, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Herr, Mark R. Fricke
  • Publication number: 20020027119
    Abstract: A convertible child resistant closure for use with a container having a neck portion has an engaging means and an axis extending therethrough about which the closure is rotatable. The closure includes an inner cap and an outer cap, wherein the inner cap includes an upper wall and a first circumferential side wall extending from the upper wall and having a first inner surface with a first engaging means for rotateable engagement of the engaging means of the container, and a first outer surface having a first child resistant portion comprising a series of angular abutments extending thereabout and a first non-child resistant portion axially offset from the first child resistant portion and including a second engaging means for engaging the outer cap. The outer cap of the closure includes an upper surface, a lower surface, and a second circumferential side wall extending axially from the upper surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Publication number: 20020027120
    Abstract: A reversible child resistant closure system including a closure and container. The closure is for use with a container having a neck portion, an engaging means and an axis extending therethrough about which the closure is rotatable. The closure has a child resistant mode when applied to the container in a first child resistant position and has a non-child resistant mode when applied to the container in a second non-child resistant position. The closure includes an outer cap and an inner cap. The outer cap includes a first circumferential side wall that extends from a top edge to a bottom edge. This first circumferential side wall has a first inner surface with a non-child resistant engaging means for rotatable engagement with the engaging means of the container and a first child resistant engaging means axially offset from the non-child resistant engaging means comprising a series of angular abutments extending about the first inner surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventors: David Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 6244518
    Abstract: A snake repellent system for use in repelling snakes so as to prevent the human user from being bitten. The snake repellent system consists of a receptacle into which is placed a quantity of garlic or onion, the aroma of which is believed to be effective in repelling snakes. The receptacle is provided with a lid having a plurality of openings for facilitating the dispersal of the garlic or onion aroma. The receptacle may be provided with a mincing rack used to mince a clove of garlic, thereby more fully releasing its aroma. The receptacle may also be provided with a means to both limit child access to the repellent substance within the receptacle and prevent removal of the repellent substance from the lid openings. An adjustable band is provided for attaching the receptacle to the arm or leg of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Inventor: Thelma F. Pogue
  • Patent number: 6095353
    Abstract: A safety cap, having an inner cap for covering a container and an outer cap covering the inner cap for selectively rendering the inner cap child resistant, is provided. The inventive safety cap includes a fixing mechanism for selectively fixing the inner and outer caps together, the fixing mechanism being preferably movable from a first position to a second position. When the fixing mechanism is in the first position, the outer cap is rotationally fixed with respect to the inner cap, and when the fixing mechanism is in the second position, the outer cap is rotationally independent of the inner cap. Thus, when the fixing mechanism is in the first position, the inventive cap functions like a conventional non-safety cap. When the fixing mechanism is moved into its second position, the outer and inner caps are made rotationally independent, and thus the cap of the invention functions like a safety cap requiring simultaneous downward force and twisting to remove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Christopher Tarantino
    Inventors: Vincent Gargiulo, William Gargiulo
  • Patent number: 6016931
    Abstract: A cap comprises a cap body fitted and secured to the mouth of a container, an upper closure provided in the cap body, and a ring-like member which covers the outer surface of a skirt portion of the cap body. The ring-like member and the skirt portion are coupled together through breakable bridge portions. These two members are separated away from each other via cut surfaces but are intimately contacted to each other at the cut surfaces. The cap can be easily removed by hand from the mouth of the container, and can be separated from the container at the time of disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Japan Crown Cork Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hidehiko Ohmi, Tateo Kubo, Mitsuo Kumata
  • Patent number: 6006932
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure (1) for the security closure of containers. It is usefully applied in the field of diagnosis and especially on containers full of a chemical reagent into which a sample of a substance to be analysed is injected. The closure (1) is provided with a cap (2) having at least one portion (3) made of a material which can be pierced by a syringe needle. The portion (3) is covered by a cover (4). The cap (2) is associated to a first security ring (5) such as to detach from the cap (2) in an axial direction to the container. A second security ring (6) is associated to the cover in such a way as to detach therefrom following a raising of the cover (4) so as to uncover the pierceable portion (3) and permit a needle to be introduced into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Bormioli Rocco & Figlio S.p.A.
    Inventor: Emilio Morini
  • Patent number: 5918752
    Abstract: A tamper-evident squeeze-and-turn child-resistant closure includes separate inner and outer caps each of integral monolithic plastic composition. The inner cap comprises a skirt with internal threads having application and removal lugs extending radially outwardly therefrom. The outer cap comprises an outer skirt having application lugs extending radially inwardly therefrom for engagement with the application lugs on the inner skirt to thread the closure onto a container. A pair of diametrically opposed tabs on the outer skirt have inwardly extending removal lugs for engagement with the removal lugs on the inner skirt to unthread the closure from the container. The tabs are resiliently joined at one end to the skirt, and are joined to the skirt at an opposing end by frangible links that rupture upon first inward movement of the tabs to indicate possible tampering with the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois Closure Inc.
    Inventor: Todd W. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5911764
    Abstract: An open ended cylindrical chuck device has an inner fixing ring, an outer movable turning ring, and three movable screw threaded bars crossing the chuck device. While the turning ring is turned, the screw threads on the turning ring move three screw threaded bars to hold a bottle to be locked. A fixing pin crosses two holes which located separately on fixing ring and turning ring to stop their movement. A cylindrical cap with a regular lock locks the chuck device. Thus the bottle is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Inventor: Yu Wei Kong
  • Patent number: 5884815
    Abstract: A closure for a container having a closure lower member and a screw cap in which the closure lower member is connectable with a base member to the container aperture. The closure lower member has a pouring spout connected to the base member. The screw cap has a cap bottom and a cap side wall with an internal thread adapted to be screwed onto and unscrewed from the pouring spout which has an external thread. The cap side wall of the screw cap in a region of its free end face terminates in at least one latching lug, the latching lugs of the screw cap co-operating with latching projections of the closure lower member to form a latch connection. In a screwing on direction the closure lower member has a shallow rising flank which merges into a steep latching flank and also forms the latching connection with the latching lugs, the connection being reversible by displacement of the latching lugs in relation to the latching projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Heinrich Stolz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Bernd Stolz
  • Patent number: 5725114
    Abstract: A child resistant container apparatus includes a container for containing a substance and having an opening; a first inner cap member for removably covering the opening; first threads for rotationally engaging the first cap with the opening in a first direction of rotation; a second outer cap member for removably covering the first cap; and second threads for rotationally engaging the second cap with the first cap in a second direction of rotation, wherein the first direction of rotation is opposite to the second direction of rotation. The first and second direction are selected to provide opening of the container through rotation in an unexpected direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Inventor: E. Steven Pickman
  • Patent number: 5579932
    Abstract: A tamper-indicating, child resistant closure for a threaded bottle includes an inner cap and an outer driver telescoped over the inner cap. The inner cap includes a top wall having spaced apart upstanding ribs. The outer driver includes a top wall having a pair of top wall segments hinged for pivotal movement to, and being spaced apart from each other by a spacing rib also forming part of the top wall of the driver. Each of the top wall segments initially is secured to contiguous sections of the outer driver by frangible, tamper-indicating tabs, and the top wall segments are moved from a generally horizontal position to a generally vertical position after the tamper-indicating tabs have been broken to form a driving section in the top wall of the driver. This driving section then is directed into the space between the upstanding ribs associated with the top wall of the inner cap by moving the inner cap and outer driver axially toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Lincoln Mold and Dye Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Drozd, Vincent Comitini
  • Patent number: 5509550
    Abstract: The child resistant cap device is for containers with a threaded neck openings. It includes an inner cap, an outer cap and a key bar. The inner cap has a top and a sidewall having threads on its inside. The sidewall has on its outside, one of a male attaching mechanism and a female attaching mechanism for receiving and attaching the outer cap onto the inner cap so as to be rotatably fixed thereon. The top of the inner cap has a release key engagement on its outside, and the outside of the inner cap also has one way ratchets or ratchet blocks to permit engagement of the outer cap for rotating thereon, in a single, closing direction and preventing engagement of them for rotating them in a single, opposite, opening direction. The outer cap has a top and a sidewall having on its inside the other of a male attaching mechanism and a female attaching mechanism. The top of the outer cap has a release key bar with a key which is pivotable for 180.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Primary Delivery Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Stuart W. DeJonge
  • Patent number: 5462181
    Abstract: The dispenser closure includes a main closure base attachable to a container, an outer ring, an inner cap removably attached to the base and an overcap. The main closure base has a top portion with a circular horizontal track thereon for attachment with an outer ring. The outer ring has a circular inside wall with a horizonal track thereon for attachment to the track of the base so as to connect them in such a way as to be horizontally and freely rotatable thereabout. The outer ring has a top with an inwardly biased ledge for retaining an overcap and has at least one cut out on the ledge to permit an overcap to be inserted and removed from the outer ring. The overcap has a circular bottom adapted to be inserted into the outer ring and over the spray mechanism. The bottom of the overcap has at least one protrusion which has a geometry of adequate size to freely move through the cut out of the ledge of the outer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Assignee: Ideal Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth P. Glynn
  • Patent number: 5437382
    Abstract: A container having a removable stopper located within the neck of the container and a cap with a handle disposed over the neck. The cap, when removed and inverted, also functions as a tool or driver for removing the stopper. The handle assists persons with impaired dexterity in opening the container, and while a child may likewise remove the cap, the contents cannot be accessed and will not spill out because the stopper is still disposed in the neck. Further, the stopper being disposed within the neck places it out of the grasping ability of the child making it very difficult to remove without using the handle as a tool. The cap also has a tab or tabs on its inside, so that when the cap is removed and inverted, the previously external handle or tab is used as the driver blade and the previously internal tab or tabs are used as a driver handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Inventor: Jerome D. Gluckman
  • Patent number: 5351845
    Abstract: A generally cylindrical relative rotatable lock structure comprises three relatively rotatable coaxial members. The first and second members have generally opposed surfaces carrying connecting means which interengage to prevent relative axial movement between those members except in predetermined relatively rotatable positions. The third member is supported by one of the first or second members to prevent axial movement relative to the supporting member, but to permit rotatable movement. Friction between the third and non-supporting member causes the third member to rotate with the non-supporting member. The third member has connecting means cooperable with the connecting means on the member which does not support the third member to prevent relative axial movement between the third and non-supporting members except in predetermined relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: Yellowstone Environmental Science, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Hunter
  • Patent number: 5295599
    Abstract: A multiple cap arrangement is provided to seal the open end of a container. The multiple cap seal includes a sealing cap and locking cap which are hingedly coupled to the open end of a container such as a disposable centrifuge container. The sealing cap is lodged in the open end of the container and the locking cap coupled to the sealing cap by a mechanism that retains the caps essentially fixed relative to one another. With the caps coupled in this way, stress, resulting from pressure in the container, is transferred through the caps to the hinges. The hinges are sized to prevent axial movement of the interlocked sealing and locking cap structure away from the container. Since the hinges resist stretching even under substantial tension, the container remains reliably sealed even when the pressures in the container are very high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Innervision, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Smith
  • Patent number: 5230433
    Abstract: A child resistant attachment for containers used for storing and dispensing potentially dangerous materials, such as medicament tablets or the like, the attachment being resistant to opening by children but readily openable by adults, particularly adults having impaired manual dexterity of their hands and/or fingers. In a particularly preferred embodiment, the attachment comprises a finish portion including thread ring with an integrally molded annular tab ring or collar generally concentric to the thread ring and a closure which is releasably secured to the thread ring by means of complementary screw threads. The tab ring or collar preferably includes a pair of resiliently deformable spring-like pushtabs containing vertical extensions which engage interlocking pawls on the innermost surface of the closure skirt when the closure is fully assembled onto the finish portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter W. Hamilton, Robert S. Dirksing, Reuben E. Oder
  • Patent number: 5161706
    Abstract: A twist and push snap-on, child resistant cap and container has an inner cap seal which is easily snapped onto a neck of a container and an outer cap. The outer cap has a top and sidewalls and has a greater cross-sectional area than the inner cap, and receives and physically restrains the inner cap within the outer cap such that the inner cap may be moved upwardly and downwardly within it over specified distance. The outer cap includes a locking lug located on its inside wall adapted to snap over a circumferential bead located on the neck of the container. There is a stop located on the inside wall of the outer cap and is freely rotatable about the neck of the container except when in contact with stop(s) on the neck of the container at its level of rotation when the outer cap is on the container. A spring mechanism located between the inner and outer cap so as to bias downwardly the inner cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: Primary Delivery Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Weinstein
  • Patent number: 5114029
    Abstract: There is disclosed a child resistant bottle closure assemblage comprising an outer cap member, an inner cap member and an interlocking member disposed between the inner and outer cap members. When secured to a bottle in its normal, upright position, the outer cap member can be rotated without engaging the interlocking member so that the assemblage can not be removed from the bottle. When the bottle is inverted so that the interlocking member engages the outer cap member, rotation of the outer cap member results in removal of the entire assemblage from the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Gibilisco
  • Patent number: 4984700
    Abstract: A tamper indicating closure assembly for a removable closure cap includes a removable overcap which completely surrounds the closure cap, the overcap having a transparent window, and a rupturable membrane intermediate the closure cap and the overcap being exposed through the window. One portion of the membrane is secured to the closure cap and another portion thereof is secured to the overcap so that relative movement between the overcap and the closure cap causes an unsecured portion of the membrane to tear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: Calmar, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael G. Knickerbocker
  • Patent number: 4573598
    Abstract: A child-resistant package with a snap-on closure comprising a container having a neck finish including an annular retaining bead having at least one notch therein and a closure having a top and a peripheral skirt. The skirt has a lifting tab on the outer surface thereof and a first radially inwardly extending locking lug on the inner surface thereof adjacent the external lifting tab. A cover cap having a top wall and a peripheral wall is placed over the closure and the peripheral wall of the cover surrounds the peripheral skirt of the closure. An annular band is connected to the lower edge of the peripheral wall of the cover cap by weakened portions. The band includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced radially inwardly extending lugs that project beneath the free edge of the peripheral skirt of the closure so that the cover cap cannot be removed until the band is first removed by severing it from the closure cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1986
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Perry