Having Registerable Indicia To Facilitate Closure Removal Patents (Class 215/206)
  • Patent number: 11358765
    Abstract: Disclose is a double button cream bottle, which comprises a bottle body and a bottle cap for closing the bottle body, wherein an inner ring of the bottle cap is provided with an abutment ring, an upper limit of the abutment ring is provided with a button ring, and the button ring comprises two buttons disposed opposite each other and an elastic ring connecting the two buttons; an upper portion of the bottle body is convexly and radially provided with a flange, a recess is formed at a lower end of the flange, and when the bottle body is inserted into the bottle cap, the elastic ring is snapped in the recess and limits the flange between an inner end of the bottle cap and the elastic ring; an upper end of the bottle body is covered with a cover plate, the cover plate is provided with an elastic piece upwardly tilted, and when it is closed, the elastic piece is limited between the inner end of the bottle cap and the cover plate; a side wall of the bottle cap is provided with button grooves corresponding to the b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: APR BEAUTY GROUP INC.
    Inventor: Jun Shen
  • Patent number: 11326923
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant lid assembly for dispensing a premeasured amount of liquid from a beverage container and a method of providing a tamper-resistant lid assembly for use in dispensing a premeasured amount of liquid. The assembly includes a cup and a ring that are secured to one another using a snap-fit connection, as well as a lockable connection enabled by a selectively twistable rotation of the cup and the ring once the snap-fit connection is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Verdant Ventures
    Inventor: Benjamin Woolery
  • Patent number: 11045751
    Abstract: In one example, a core cover includes an inner wall that defines a fluid passageway configured to communicate with an interior of a filter core when the core cover is engaged with the filter core. As well, the core cover includes an outer wall spaced apart from the inner wall, and a complementary structure located on the outer wall and configured to engage a corresponding complementary structure of a filter core. Finally, the core cover includes one or more indicia that indicate a flow rate, or range of flow rates, associated with the core cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Brita LP
    Inventors: Nikhil P. Dani, Russell Bell
  • Patent number: 11014107
    Abstract: A connection system between a trigger dispensing head and a bottle of a dispensing device is provided. The neck of the bottle and the skirt of the trigger dispensing head are engageable with each other exclusively in a relevant predefined angular position, wherein the axial snap-engagement between the skirt and the neck is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Guala Dispensing S.P.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • Patent number: 11008777
    Abstract: A locking cap having a push button reset and method for operating the locking cap having a push button reset are disclosed. The locking cap with a push button reset system is a deterrent to keep medications in the correct hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: GATEKEEPER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph C. Simpson
  • Patent number: 10842713
    Abstract: A lockable container for securing items or objects, the container including a first element, which may include a cylindrical member and a retainer for capturing two or more rotatable rings on the cylindrical member, and a second element, which is mateable with the first element, cooperating with the rings to close an open end of the cylindrical member of the first element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Secure Medication Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Milton Cohen, Keir Hart, Daniel Estoque
  • Patent number: 10800581
    Abstract: A cap (1) for containers, which comprises a cylindrical body formed by the articulated joint between two superimposed parts, a lower part (2) having gripping means for retention thereof on the neck (20) of the container, and an upper part (3) having an upper base (5) joined to a perimeter wall (7), wherein said perimeter wall (7) comprises a visor (9) for enabling the opening of the cap (1), wherein said visor (9) comprises a flap (10) disposed transversely thereto and in correspondence to a complementary cut-out (4) provided on the upper edge of the lower part (2), wherein said flap (10) comprises, on an inner surface, a cord (11) disposed transversely to the axial axis of the cap (1) for executing the grip of the upper part (3) to the neck (20) of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: BETAPACK, S.A.U., ALMA SA
    Inventor: Javier Berroa Garcia
  • Patent number: 10336515
    Abstract: A short rotation safety lock for containers has a fixed internal structure (1) linked to locking cap (3) and includes a clamping frame (12) that acts over an annular cordon or protrusion (61,62) of the container (6) of application. This internal structure (1) gives rotating assembly (4) to an external structure (2) which rotation movement, limited by a rotation limiter device (5), determines the movement of some mobile blocking members (24) between an active position behind said grip fingers (13) and a passive position in said intermediate spaces (14). In some variations a safety system of the kind of a seal that links the upper wall (23) of the external structure (2) with the internal structure (1) is incorporated. The detachable sector (70) acts as a safety seal and, even after the detachment, the link member (76) maintains it as cover of the upper part of the lock. The bottle (200) has an annular entrance (204) compatible with the grip position of the safety lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Eduardo Juan Rosson
  • Patent number: 10336518
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cap assembly and a container assembly. The cap assembly may be unscrewed from the container assembly by simultaneously pressing a predetermined combination of buttons available on the top of the cap assembly. If the predetermined combination of buttons is not precisely and exclusively selected, the cap assembly resists being unscrewed from the container assembly and a beverage inside remains inaccessible. A user of the apparatus who knows the correct combination of buttons will thereby be able to readily access the beverage in the container assembly, but one without that knowledge will not. Tampering is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Keith T. Barnett
  • Patent number: 10273060
    Abstract: The packaging system according to the invention comprises a container (1), which includes a neck (2) defining an axis (X-X), and a stopper (10) for closing the neck, which includes a skirt (12) adapted to be fastened removably around the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SOCIETE LORRAINE DE CAPSULES METALLIQUES-MANUFACTURE DE BOUCHAGE (SOLOCAP-MAB)
    Inventors: Grégory Antier, Andrew Stone
  • Patent number: 10266317
    Abstract: A cap for a fluid container includes a cap body including a base surface at a first end and an opening at a second end. The cap body is engageable with the fluid container. The base surface includes a first engagement structure. The cap includes a first aperture in the base surface. The cap further includes a key code body including a second engagement structure engageable with the first engagement structure. The key code body includes a key code ring. A removable closure member includes a plurality of engagement surfaces and a sealing surface disposed opposite the plurality of engagement surfaces. The removable closure member includes a sealing mechanism including a sealing member on the sealing surface. The sealing member is engageable with a portion of the base surface that defines the first aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Bores
  • Patent number: 10232995
    Abstract: A cap for a fluid container includes a cap body including a base surface at a first end and an opening at a second end. The cap body is engageable with the fluid container. The base surface includes a first engagement structure. The cap includes a first aperture in the base surface. The cap further includes a key code body including a second engagement structure engageable with the first engagement structure. The key code body includes a key code ring. A removable closure member includes a plurality of engagement surfaces and a sealing surface disposed opposite the plurality of engagement surfaces. The removable closure member includes a sealing mechanism including a sealing member on the sealing surface. The sealing member is engageable with a portion of the base surface that defines the first aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Bores
  • Patent number: 10117533
    Abstract: A straw cup includes a container and a lid releasably attached to the container for closing a container open top. A lid body has a dispensing port and a vent each extending therethrough. The body further has a downward depending inner collar which surrounds the dispensing port. A straw extends through the dispensing port and has a mounting member provided at a lower end thereof. The mounting member is received in the inner collar and includes a flexible seal member having a downward frusto-conical shape. The seal member normally contacts an inner surface of the inner collar. The seal member is movable radially downwardly and away from the inner surface allowing an inward flow of air through the vent and over the seal member upon the introduction of a pressure differential across the vent where the pressure outside of the container is greater than the pressure inside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Tiffany Chang Chen, Vicente Jorge Valderrama
  • Patent number: 10011405
    Abstract: A child resistant cap includes: (a) a main closure base; (b) an outer ring unit that functions as a safety collar; (c) a dispensing mechanism on the base; (d) an overcap. The base attaches to a top dispensing container and the horizontally rotatable ring unit is attached to the base. Alternatively, the outer ring unit is fixedly attached to the container. The overcap has protrusions and the ring has at least one corresponding cut out. There is a ring cut out gap lock and lever that prevents at least one protrusion from passing through a cut out gap, unless it is moved to a release position after alignment of the ring unit and overcap and the lever is pushed upwardly to release the lock and lift the overcap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Stuart W. DeJonge
  • Patent number: 9981790
    Abstract: A lid system for containers wherein the lid component features sensors for determining the amount of material stored in a particular container. The lid component of the system may be used as a lid at the top of the container or as a base at the bottom of the container. The lid features electronic modules that allow communication with smart devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Isaac Ost, Maher Pedersoli
  • Patent number: 9975670
    Abstract: A container includes container body (120) defining an interior (122) and an opening (124) leading to the interior. A lid (140) is movable with respect to the container body to move the container between a closed position in which the lid covers the opening and an opened position in which the opening is exposed. A housing (180) is affixed to an upper portion of the container body, adjacent to the opening. A release (160) is movably housed within the housing. The release is configured to move between a locked position in which the release retains the lid in the closed position, and an unlocked position, in which the release permits the lid to move into the opened position. The release moves from the locked position to the unlocked position by a first movement in a radially inward direction of the container, followed by a second movement in an axially upward direction of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CSP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Herve Pichot, Franklin Lee Lucas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9957076
    Abstract: A lug-type resealable beverage container is described. The lug-type resealable beverage container has a metallic containment vessel, an annular sleeve, and a metallic cap. The metallic containment vessel has a containment area for receiving a liquid. The containment vessel has a closed end separated from an open end by a tubular sidewall. The annular sleeve is joined about the containment vessel adjacent the open end and has first and second lug members extending radially outwardly. The metallic cap has first and second lug members for cooperative engagement with the first and second lug members on the sleeve. Cooperative engagement between the first and second mating lugs and the first and second lug members encloses the liquid within the containment vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: REXAM BEVERAGE CAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas T. Tung, William J. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9868570
    Abstract: A reclosable stopper for revealing a first opening includes a base body for positioning on a container mouth (12), from which base body a pouring element extends upwardly, and a protection and closing cap integrally and hingedly connected to the base body. The base body also includes a guarantee ring connected by frangible bridges to a collar. The cap is firmly positioned on the base body for closure. A tamper-proof feature is provided between the base body having the pouring element, and the cap, for revealing a first opening, which includes a double frangible connection system which can be actuated towards the inside of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventors: Silvia Ferrari, Guglielmo Ferrari
  • Patent number: 9772214
    Abstract: A liquid level detector may comprise an arm attached to a float, a rotator fixed to the arm, a magnet fixed to the rotator, a supporter rotatably supporting the rotator. The supporter may comprise a body housing a magnetic sensor and opposing the magnet with a clearance, a supporting portion disposed along a rotation direction of the arm on an outer circumference side of the magnet and projecting from the body toward the rotator, and a flange portion projecting from the supporting portion along an outer circumference direction at a position spaced from the body in a rotational axial direction of the arm. The rotator may comprise an engaging portion slidably disposed relative to the flange portion along the rotation direction of the arm and engaging the flange portion so as to regulate a motion of the arm in the rotational axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Ikeya, Takahiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9718510
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided to reduce the aerodynamic drag of bicycle frame mounted water bottle and cage systems. Furthermore, the apparatus also improves the safety of bicycle water bottle and cage systems. In an exemplary embodiment, a cage and bottle are provided. The cage is formed with a plurality of hemispheres which can spread apart in order to receive bottles of various diameters. The bottle is longer and thinner than bottles in use today and is formed with dimples on the entirety of its surface. The cap provided with the bottle has minimal threading and is formed with breaks in the threading to allow for the top to be ejected when dropped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Saul D. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 9718590
    Abstract: A child resistant cap includes: (a) a main closure base; (b) an outer ring unit that functions as a safety collar; (c) a dispensing mechanism on the base; (d) an overcap. The base attaches to a top dispensing container and the horizontally rotatable ring unit is attached to the base. Alternatively, the outer ring unit is fixedly attached to the container. The overcap has protrusions and the ring has corresponding cut outs. There is a ring cut out gap lock that prevents at least one protrusion from passing through a cut out gap, unless it is moved to a release position after alignment of the ring unit and overcap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Stuart W. Dejonge
  • Patent number: 9555942
    Abstract: One component or embodiment of a locking medical container is the quality of the material used. The sterile non-chemically reactive polypropylene container is suitable for most medical applications. The lock and all its components are made strong to secure the medications from all but the prescribed user. This is done by using a structural method that joins the parts in such a manner as to produce a solid locking unit. The snap in capability of some of the parts used remove manufacture difficulties that are found in other locking devices. This unit when completed is sealed, sterile and very strong. The user simply rotates the tumbler and removes the cavity obstruction to gain access to the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Brent Bradley Ackerman
  • Patent number: 9533818
    Abstract: A clamping device for a sprayer can is provided, including a shell body. The shell body includes a grip portion and a clamping portion for clamping one end of a sprayer can. The sprayer can is provided with a dispenser valve. The clamping portion includes a circumferential wall, and the circumferential wall defines a space for receiving the dispenser valve and a receiving opening communicating with the space. The circumferential wall is further formed with a window which communicates with the space, and the dispenser valve can spray through the window. The circumferential wall includes first flexible portions and at least one second flexible portion. At least one said second flexible portion is connected between every two adjacent first flexible portions. The second flexible portion is greater than the first flexible portion in flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: APEX MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rong-Yu Wang
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8944263
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a prescription drug lock box consisting of a container and a detachable combination locking cover assembly used to secure the contents held within. The container has an integrally formed key post positioned above its open end. The tumblers of the cover assembly engage the key post and lock to it thus securing contents held within. When the indicia of the tumblers and correct unlocking code are in alignment with a marker, the cover assembly may be installed or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Douglas Small
  • Patent number: 8939301
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a combination locking storage container consisting of a tray and a detachable combination locking cover assembly used to secure the contents held within. The tray has an integrally formed key post at its uppermost position. The tumblers of the cover assembly engage the key post and lock to it. When the indicia of the tumblers and correct unlocking code are in alignment with a marker, the cover assembly may be installed or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Douglas Small
  • Publication number: 20150014269
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure for a container having an externally threaded neck finish includes an assembly of an inner cap and an outer shell. The inner cap includes internal threads for engaging the externally threaded neck finish of the container. The inner cap and outer shell include mutually engageable stops to allow closing rotation of the closure relative to the container and prohibit opening rotation of the closure relative to the container. The inner cap and outer shell also include mating components that, when aligned and engaged, will allow opening rotation of the closure relative to the container when a compressive force is applied to a flexible area on the outer shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: THE PACKAGING DESIGN GROUP
    Inventor: Kenneth GILLMAN
  • 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: 20140360969
    Abstract: One component or embodiment of a locking medical container is the quality of the material used. The sterile non-chemically reactive polypropylene container is suitable for most medical applications. The lock and all its components are made strong to secure the medications from all but the prescribed user. This is done by using a structural method that joins the parts in such a manner as to produce a solid locking unit. The snap in capability of some of the parts used remove manufacture difficulties that are found in other locking devices. This unit when completed is sealed, sterile and very strong. The user simply rotates the tumbler and removes the cavity obstruction to gain access to the contents of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Brent Bradley Ackerman
  • Publication number: 20140332491
    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: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Benjamin Shell-Schnitzer
  • Patent number: 8875915
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bottle having a programmable combination locking cap. The locking cap has an upper cap, which locks onto a canister. The locking cap has various layers of rings so that the rings can be aligned in a combination code in order to remove the locked cap from the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Secure Medication Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Sean Serell
  • Publication number: 20140175041
    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: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph C. SIMPSON
  • Patent number: 8689988
    Abstract: An indexing cap assembly indexes visual cues or indicia during an open and close cycle so as to help users more easily track container entry as for example with regard to medications so as to ensure proper dosage. The indexing cap assembly basically incorporates six components, including a cover construction, an indexing plate or wheel, a compression coil or spring, a push plate construction, a gear tray or swing plate construction, and an assembly ring. The cover construction and assembly ring are joined together to essentially form or close the cap assembly with the other parts coaxially aligned and operable therebetween. The indexing wheel is rotatively received within the cover construction such that axial displacements of the push plate advance the indexing wheel and indicia upon its upper surface are sequentially revealed by way of the window formed in the cover construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventors: Tao Xu, Xiaojun Zhang, Linzhi Fang
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130341298
    Abstract: A bottle lock for securely sealing a container, the bottle lock including a housing, a combination ring assembly, a shaft, a bottom locking ring, and a stopper. The bottle lock can then be inserted into a container opening and the shaft rotated until the stopper exerts the desired pressure against the container opening. The combination rings are then rotated to lock the device. The remove the bottle lock, the combination rings are realigned, the housing removed and the shaft then rotated in the reverse direction, releasing the pressure on the container opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Henry Fisher Jones, III
  • 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: 20130062303
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bottle having a programmable combination locking cap. The locking cap has an upper cap, which locks onto a canister. The locking cap has various layers of rings so that the rings can be aligned in a combination code in order to remove the locked cap from the canister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Sean Serell
  • Publication number: 20130043204
    Abstract: A lockable cap, is a security feature for a medical prescription bottle. There is a dial locking mechanism that is attached to the cap. 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 a mechanism, including a dog plate within a housing, is disengaged and the inner cap cannot be removed from the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: Cap-N-Lock LLC
    Inventor: Joseph C. Simpson
  • Patent number: 8371464
    Abstract: A closure for a container has a plurality of indicia such as date and/or time, disposed on the lid's top surface, with a rotary collar which is adjustable to a fixed position to highlight (select) indicia regarding the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Medela Holding AG
    Inventors: Kevin J. Rachuk, Timothy D. Killinger, Mark A. Luzbetak, Jill M. Hunt, Ashley Ceniceros, Brian J. Warren
  • Publication number: 20120325768
    Abstract: A cap includes a top wall, an outer peripheral edge, a first section, and a second section. A skirt depends from the outer peripheral edge. The skirt includes an attached end, a free end, a plurality of slots, and a plurality of apertures. Each aperture is spaced-apart from the free end of the skirt. The top wall has a first configuration and a second configuration. When the top wall is in the first configuration, the first section is generally planer and the second section is generally arcuate. When the top wall is in the first configuration, the skirt extends generally perpendicularly to the first section to generally engage at least a portion of a container. When the top wall is in the second configuration, the free end of the skirt extends radially outwardly from the attached end thereof to allow the cap to be removed from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: DRUG PLASTICS & GLASS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick N. BIESECKER, Gregory SPRISHEN, William Gordon KNESTRICK
  • Patent number: 8328031
    Abstract: Intended to prevent the contents of a bottle from being consumed by unauthorized people, both in the case of alcoholic beverages and other hazardous liquids, it consists of a cap itself (47), a sort of upside-down bowl, with a tubular axial prolongation and (46) to guide the joining of the base body onto the pouring neck (44). It attaches to the bottle, the said bowl (47) resting its mouth on a group of outer numbered wheels (50), which in turn rest below on a stopper-bearing (54) that is crossed by a hook (57) resting in turn on the inner sets of wheels (49), which can be moved against the hook (57) by a spring (61). These inner wheels (49) have notches for joining radial plugs (48), notches that are conveniently placed with respect to said plugs to allow the detaching of the cap itself and the consequent opening of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Francisco Javier González Sánchez, Jesus Sánchez Diaz
  • Patent number: 8240492
    Abstract: A snap closure for a container includes an annular snap bead in a skirt portion. A top portion extends upwardly from the skirt portion, the top portion having horizontal slits. When the snap closure is engaged with a container, the snap beads snap onto a mating locking ring of the container. An upwards force is applied to the snap closure to disengage the closure from the container. The horizontal slits enable the top portion to flex axially to provide additional rotational leverage for disengaging the snap beads from the annular locking ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: RFR Design LLC
    Inventor: Robert J. Mileti
  • Patent number: 8240504
    Abstract: A canister includes a closure coupled to a container to close a mouth opening into an interior region formed in the container. The closure includes a lid having a plate and a rim extending around the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond J. Fallen
  • Patent number: 8136687
    Abstract: A cover of a container is provided. The cover displays the number of times a user has ever opened the container which contains medication to thereby inform the user of the user's history of medication use with a view to protecting the user from unnecessary repeat medication and suggesting the user to take medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Hung Kuan Wu
  • Patent number: 8100300
    Abstract: A rotate, squeeze and lift child resistant safety cap with a dispenser actuator for attachment to a pressurized container having a dispenser stem on its top includes: an inner member for attachment to either the container or its closure, the inner member having an outer member interlocking component, being one of a circular track and a circular rail, the circular track having inside and outside ledges with a track space between the inside and outside ledges, the track space having a predetermined track space width, the circular rail having inside and outside protrusions adapted to ride inside the track space and under the ledges, the protrusions having widths less than the track space width and greater than one half the track space width; and an outer member being an outer closure having a circular bottom that is semi-flexible, and at its circular bottom, having the other of the one of a circular track and a circular rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: DeJonge Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Stuart W. DeJonge
  • Patent number: 8091719
    Abstract: An improved container cap has a structural design for preventing pills from spilling out of a container closed with the container cap. The container cap includes a movable cover that is extensible to enable indirect, two-step dispensing of pills, so that the pills come out of the container at a reduced speed and will not fall out accidentally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Hung Kuan Wu
  • Publication number: 20110174758
    Abstract: Intended to prevent the contents of a bottle from being consumed by unauthorised people, both in the case of alcoholic beverages and other hazardous liquids, it consists of a cap itself (47), a sort of upside-down bowl, with a tubular axial prolongation and (46) to guide the joining of the base body onto the pouring neck (44). It attaches to the bottle, the said bowl (47) resting its mouth on a group of outer numbered wheels (50), which in turn rest below on a stopper-bearing (54) that is crossed by a hook (57) resting in turn on the inner sets of wheels (49), which can be moved against the hook (57) by a spring (61). These inner wheels (49) have notches for joining radial plugs (48), notches that are conveniently placed with respect to said plugs to allow the detaching of the cap itself and the consequent opening of the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Francisco Javier González Sánchez, Diaz Sánchez
  • Patent number: 7971738
    Abstract: A squeeze and lift child resistant safety closure for attachment to a container having a conventional container closure on its top includes: an inner member for attachment to either the container or its closure, the inner member having an outer member interlocking component, being one of a circular track and a circular rail, the circular track having inside and outside ledges with a track space between the inside and outside ledges, the track space having a predetermined track space width, the circular rail having inside and outside protrusions adapted to ride inside the track space and under the ledges, the protrusions having widths less than the track space width and greater than one half the track space width; and an outer member being an outer closure having a circular bottom that is semi-flexible, and at its circular bottom, having the other of the one of a circular track and a circular rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: DeJonge Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Stuart W. DeJonge
  • Patent number: 7721907
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure includes a base, and a lid integrally molded and coupled to the base by a hinge. The lid has a latch arm resiliently extending from a periphery opposite the hinge and having oppositely extending tabs adjacent to a free end of the latch arm. The base has an external recess for receiving the latch arm and spaced ledges in the recess for engagement by the tabs to lock the lid in a closed position. The latch arm is engageable by a user to pivot the latch arm radially inwardly within the passage and release the tabs from the ledges so the lid can be pivoted toward an open position. The tabs and the ledges are recessed radially inwardly from the outer surface of the latch arm in the closed position of the lid with the tabs engaged beneath the ledges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Rexam Closure Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Wing-Kwong Keung
  • Publication number: 20090255896
    Abstract: A squeeze and lift child resistant safety closure for attachment to a container having a conventional container closure on its top includes: an inner member for attachment to either the container or its closure, the inner member having an outer member interlocking component, being one of a circular track and a circular rail, the circular track having inside and outside ledges with a track space between the inside and outside ledges, the track space having a predetermined track space width, the circular rail having inside and outside protrusions adapted to ride inside the track space and under the ledges, the protrusions having widths less than the track space width and greater than one half the track space width; and an outer member being an outer closure having a circular bottom that is semi-flexible, and at its circular bottom, having the other of the one of a circular track and a circular rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Stuart W. DeJonge