Closure Or Closure Portion Engagingly Enters Receptacle Opening Patents (Class 215/211)
  • Patent number: 11340213
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for detecting the presence or absence of an analyte in liquid sample, including: a collection chamber, including an opening for collecting a liquid sample; a testing element for testing the analyte in liquid sample; and a cover for covering the opening of the collection chamber; wherein the apparatus further includes a prompting device for prompting if the cover is covered to a specified location, and the prompting device shall at least includes a first element and a second element, the first element is in contact with the second element, wherein one element vibrates to produce a sound. In some preferred ways, the second element produces friction with the first element, to cause one of the elements to generate vibrations. The apparatus in the present invention can allow the prompting sound to be clear and loud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: HEALGEN SCIENTIFIC LIMITED, ZHEJIANG ORIENT GENE BIOTECH CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jianqiu Fang, Siyu Lei
  • Patent number: 10875688
    Abstract: In one embodiment there is provided a bottle assembly to dispense a liquid. The assembly includes a bottle, a syringe, a cap and collar. The assembly includes a child-resistant adult-friendly retaining portion to permit the removal of the cap and collar. The syringe is configured to draw liquid from the bottle at a precise dosage and then when the cap and collar is removed the user can expel the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Berlin Packaging, LLC
    Inventors: Liam Hawry, Alex Garfield
  • Patent number: 10807774
    Abstract: A lid opens and closes a container which has first walls forming an interior. The lid includes a lower member and an upper member. The lower member has a plurality of edges forming an aperture for accessing the interior of the container when the lid is in an open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Assurpack LLC
    Inventors: Nancy Warner, Jeremiah Buck
  • Patent number: 10457450
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an single piece integral cap, made from a single material, for consuming a liquid from a container. The cap has at least one hole for the exit of liquid from the container and an inlet for the entrance of air into the container. This air inlet incorporates a check valve that allows for the entrance of air but not the exit of liquid. This check valve is built into the body of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: DESARROLLOS TAMARIT PLAZA SL
    Inventor: Ramon Tamarit Rios
  • Patent number: 10401082
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a freezer system has one or more shelves, each shelf has shelf electronics and can receive one or more racks, each rack has rack electronics and one or more cells for receiving one or more boxes of samples, each box has one or more RFID tags. Freezer electronics communicate with the outside world and with each set of shelf electronics. Each set of rack electronics communicates wirelessly with the corresponding set of shelf electronics and with the corresponding box RFID tags. Power for the rack electronics is derived from wireless signals from the shelf electronics. The freezer system can detect the presence of racks on shelves and boxes on racks to track the location and the orientation of each received box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BioTillion, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Coradetti, Hananel Davidowitz, Theodore Altman
  • Patent number: 10384223
    Abstract: A pump dispenser includes a dispenser head rotatable relative to a locking ring for a lock-down feature during shipment. The lock-down feature requires a greater torque to initially rotate the dispenser head from the lock-down position, and a lesser torque to further rotate the dispenser head to a use position. The lock-down feature incorporates an interference between the dispenser head and locking ring, either inside the dispenser head, on an outer periphery of the dispenser head, or between threads connecting the dispenser head and locking ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Alejandro Espinoza
  • Patent number: 10239668
    Abstract: A child-resistant container including a container body, a lid, and at least one resilient tab is provided. The lid is pivotable about an axis through a hinge joining the lid to the container body to open and close the container. The resilient tab has a proximal portion fixed to the lid, a distal portion projecting from the lid, and at least one abutment on the distal portion. The abutment on the distal portion of the tab is normally biased into engagement with an abutment on the container body when the lid is in its closed position. The distal portion of the tab is displaceable against the bias to disengage the abutment of the tab from the abutment of the container. Displacement of the tab releases the lid so that it can be pivoted about the hinge to open the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Michel Zbirka, Joseph W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10166342
    Abstract: A recoil reducing needle shield for covering a drug container with a needle includes an outer shell, including an upper portion, a lower portion, and at least one flexible interface positioned therebetween, defining a fulcrum. Radially inward flexing of the upper portion causes radially outward flexing of the lower portion about the flexible interface. An inner cover includes an open proximal end, a closed distal end, and a needle cavity defined therein for receiving a portion of the drug container including the needle. At least a portion of the inner cover is disposed within the outer shell. The open proximal end of the inner cover is coupled to the lower portion of the outer shell, such that radially outward flexing of the lower portion stretches the open proximal end of the inner cover, thereby reducing an initial pull-off force required to remove the needle shield from the drug container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Protasiewicz, Brian Costello, Christopher Evans, Christopher Gieda
  • Patent number: 10159627
    Abstract: The possibility that a child inadvertently unlocks a child-resistant vial by triggering the latch with his teeth is avoided by preventing access to the latch from under the cap. This is achieved by covering all sides of the latch with the exception of the front face thereof intended to be used to trigger the latch while the cap is lifted. Improvement of the humidity barrier in such a vial is achieved by closing the vial container with a cap including a recess that defines inner and outer peripheral walls in the cap. The inner and outer walls together define an annular gap that is configured to complementary receive the peripheral flange of the container. Both the edge of the inner wall of the cap and the inner peripheral wall of the container are provided with sealing rings that are axially distanced when the cap closes the vial container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: ÉCOLOPHARM INC.
    Inventor: Sandrine Milante
  • Patent number: 9834341
    Abstract: A cap and container assembly includes a container having a base and a side wall extending upward from the base. The base and the side wall define an interior, and the side wall defines an opening leading to the interior. A cap moves with respect to the container between an opened position in which the opening is exposed, and a closed position in which the cap covers the opening. A tab projects outward from the cap and has a bottom surface. A spacer projects from the container side wall at a location beneath the tab when the assembly is in the closed position. The spacer bends inward towards the container in response to application of a sufficient force, to move from a locked position that blocks the bottom surface of the tab, to an unlocked position to expose at least a portion of the bottom surface of the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Herve Pichot, John Belfance, Mark Ostrowski, Michael Bucholtz, Joseph W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 9505540
    Abstract: A packaged oral care implement and a package having an easy-open feature. In one embodiment, the invention utilizes a protuberance that acts as a fulcrum to force an edge of a tear-away portion to protrude from a surface of the package in response to a force being applied to a force-application area of the tear-away portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Quang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9469453
    Abstract: A dispenser comprising a body with an outlet, and a closure for the outlet. The closure and the body are pivotally movable relative to each other between an open position in which the outlet is open and a closed position in which the closure closes the outlet. The closure and the body are adapted for locking engagement with each another in the closed position. The closure has a locking member for locking and unlocking the closure and the body in the closed position. A force applied on the locking member for unlocking urges the closure toward the open position. The dispenser preferably facilitates the application of a material to be dispensed to a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Alexander Walter, Marc Peuker, Bruce R. Broyles, Andreas J. Boehm
  • Patent number: 9469448
    Abstract: A lid locking mechanism of a container is disclosed herein. the container includes a base, side plates and a lid. The locking mechanism is provided on an edge of the lid and an upper portion of the side plate; and the locking mechanism comprises a locking structure, a restoring structure and a guiding structure; wherein the locking structure is used to lock the lid to the side plates of the container, and the restoring structure and the guiding structure are used to assist the locking structure in locking the lid to the side plates. The locking mechanism of the present invention will not be damaged easily, and it is very convenient to open and close the lid provided with the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Shanghai Hongyan Returnable Transit Packagings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanli Jian, Kai Gong
  • Patent number: 8991643
    Abstract: A closure for a container comprising: a cap member having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a wall portion having an outer surface and an inner surface wherein the inner surface comprises threads to mate with a threaded neck finish of a container; and a composite disc member comprising: an outer vent ring portion comprising a plurality of vents wherein the vents provide a path for air to travel from an area near the threads to an area between the bottom surface of the cap member and the composite disc member, wherein the vent ring portion functions to seal liquid in the container thus preventing the liquid from traveling to the threaded neck finish of the container; and an inner flexible diaphragm portion in a first position, wherein the flexible diaphragm portion flexes to compensate for a change in pressure within the container by transitioning downwards in response to a decrease in pressure and/or by transitioning upwards in response to an increase in pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael P. Wurster, Paul V. Kelley, Scott E. Bysick
  • Patent number: 8931657
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical container including a bottle having a bottom wall and side walls. A ridge proximate to the bottom wall projects from an interior surface of at least one of the side walls, to facilitate nested stacking of a plurality of bottles. One or more of the side walls includes a cover locking receptacle proximate to the top end of the side wall. The pharmaceutical container also includes a cover including a sliding lid contained in a cover housing. The cover housing has a top wall, which includes an opening, and cover side walls. A child-resistant closure mechanism is also provided to limit the movement between the sliding lid and the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Volker Kientzle, Nathan T. King
  • Patent number: 8919601
    Abstract: A pressure-motion compensating diaphragm for air and liquid tight sealing, in combination with a cap, of a container. The diaphragm has (1) an edge engaging at least one of the cap and the container, and positioning the diaphragm horizontally in the container proximate the neck of the container and under the cap; (2) a center deflector button; and (3) a plurality of silfon tori segments extending from the edge to the center deflector button. The dimensions and geometries of the edge, center deflector button, and tori segments are predetermined to compensate uniquely for forces applied to the diaphragm and created by pressure changes inside and outside the container that occur as the container is filled with a product and processed through filling, pasteurization, or cooling steps. Also provided is an apparatus including the cap, the container, and the diaphragm for releasably storing the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sergey B. Bobrov, Mark D. Schneider, Samuel E. Evins, Kerry W. Silvers
  • Patent number: 8910645
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for cleaning paint rollers and/or brushes. It comprises a roller cover/brush holder that may be coupled to a drill or other power tool, and a container and cap assembly. Advantageously, the container accommodates the holder and a roller cover or paintbrush with a minimal effective volume of cleanser. The cap closes and substantially seals the container to contain spray or spillage during high-speed rotation of the holder within the container. In use, the container is filled with cleanser, such as soapy water, and the roller is spun for several minutes. The container is drained, then refilled with rinse water and the process is repeated as needed. The roller or brush may be spun dry after cleaning, or between wash and rinse cycles. The apparatus provides effective cleaning with a reduced volume of water or cleanser and requires minimal clean-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Joseph Piccioni
  • Publication number: 20140166608
    Abstract: A passive valve closure for liquid medicaments, configured to permit irreversible attachment to a pre-existing bottle and reversible engagement with a dosage cup bearing lugs such that when the dosage cup engages skirt lugs on the closure, a child-resistant closure is effected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: David A. Manera, John B. Daly
  • Patent number: 8689987
    Abstract: A container adapter for use in feeding human infants and animal infants is shown. The container adapter has an internal threaded portion that can comprise a set of thread segments sized and configured to match the external threads of a commercially available soda or bottled liquid container, and can have an external threaded portion sized to match the internal threads of a standard nipple ring for an infant feeding bottle. The container adapter includes a funnel that provides a user with assistance in inserting infant feeding ingredients into the liquid container by placing the container adapter on the liquid container to use the funnel of the container adapter to place infant feeding ingredients into the liquid container. The container adapter is then inverted and installed onto the liquid container. A nipple within a collar is attached to the container adapter thus converting the liquid container to an infant feeding bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Linda A. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8602233
    Abstract: A bottle-shaped container comprises at least three components. The first component is injection molded, has a desired shape, side walls, an opening at a top and a neck portion that connects the side walls to the top. The ratio of a diameter of the opening to a largest length of the inside wall is no greater than 0.75. The second component is a sleeve that abuts the inside side walls. The sleeve comprises side walls and a bottom section. An outside portion of the sleeve is fixed to inside side walls by a notch or lip located at an inside portion of the neck. The third component is a bottom that abuts an outside portion of the bottom section of the sleeve. A portion of each end of bottom is fixed to a portion of an undercut of a bottom of the bottle side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Giraud
  • Patent number: 8596493
    Abstract: A safety closure secured against accidental opening or opening by small children comprises a lid and a cap interconnected by a hinge made of a single piece and having a single wall, the lid having a lateral skirt, a top surface with a pouring opening and an outer lateral grip that delimits a slot for engagement with the lock provided in the cap. The continuous lateral skirt has an internal thread, and a flap or ring is provided at the lower edge of the skirt for attaching the lid to the neck of a container. The inwardly extending flap secures the lid against axial movement when the lid is rotated in order to unscrew it. The cap has a sealing plug that closes the pouring opening and an external flap from which a locking body protrudes, the locking body having a central cutout that forms a spring blade that extends outwards from the locking body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Fechamentos Inteligentes Desenvolvimento de Embalagens Ltda
    Inventors: Claudio Patrick Vollers, Jefferson Luiz Miranda Araújo
  • Patent number: 8557359
    Abstract: A closure for a container, e.g., a container for holding reagents for an automated analyzer. The closure comprises a cap having an opening, the opening capable of communicating with the mouth of a container. The invention also provides an assembly comprising the closure of this invention and a container. The invention also provides a method for preparing the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Tahua Yang, Keith Alan Haapala, Mark Allen Dewart, Joseph Herbert Nogosek
  • Patent number: 8523009
    Abstract: A closure for a container includes a base and a peripheral wall, which may have a rim forming an upper margin of the peripheral wall and surrounding the opening of the container. The rim may have an external protrusion formed integrally with and surrounding the rim. The closure may have an overlying closure portion overlying the opening of the container when the closure is mounted on the container and a skirt formed integrally with the overlying closure portion to surround the rim when the closure is mounted to the container. The skirt includes a first portion adjacent to and surrounding an external upper end of the rim and a second portion connected to the first portion via a connection. The second portion may extend downwardly from the first portion to surround the rim below its upper end when the closure is mounted on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Innovative Design Co., Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: David Alexander Woinarski
  • Patent number: 8333288
    Abstract: A child proof or child resistant container made primarily from fiber based materials is provided. The container comprises a tubular body, a cap that slides onto the body and a separate locking ring that fits within the cap. The locking ring is provided with diametrically opposed squeeze tabs that extend through openings in the cap and locking detents that fit into openings in the container body wall to lock the cap onto the body. The container body and cap may both be made from fiber based materials such as paper and the locking ring may be made from plastic. To open the container the user simultaneously squeezes the squeeze tabs while lifting and rotating the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Miller, Michael T Drummond, Robert Michael Schock
  • Patent number: 8328036
    Abstract: There is provided a double rib overcap with a plug for a container with a removable membrane. The skirt of the overcap includes two inside surfaces axially separated a rib. The container opening is encircled by a rim and the membrane covers the opening such that the membrane extends radially onto an outer surface of the rim. The two inside surfaces of the skirt are dimensionally sized to create an interference-fit with the rim when the overcap is connected to the container when the membrane is either attached or removed. The overcap also includes a circumferential ring radially inward of the skirt that is axially positioned to engage the top surface of the membrane when the membrane is attached to the container and is diametrically dimensioned to engage an inner wall of the container when the membrane is removed from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Stevens
  • Patent number: 8298174
    Abstract: An apparatus for connection to a bottle to assist with pill ingestion includes a generally cylindrical hollow base portion manufactured from a first predetermined material and having a first predetermined size for insertion into a mouth of such bottle. A mechanism is disposed at a predetermined location on such base portion for sealingly engaging such base portion to an interior surface of such mouth of such bottle. A generally cylindrical hollow top portion is operably connected to such base portion closely adjacent an upper end of such base portion, such top portion is manufactured from a second predetermined material and has a second predetermined size and includes an open top end. A mesh material is fixedly disposed at a predetermined location within one of such base portion and such top portion for supporting at least one pill thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Steven J. Showers
  • Publication number: 20120261377
    Abstract: A stopper which engages a neck of a container. The stopper includes a circular bottom section and a head section which rises above the container and encompasses a slide. The rim of the head section has a maximum diameter that does not exceed the external diameter of the opening of the container. The slide can be pushed against the force of a spring device in one direction and, when released, returns to its retracted initial position as a result of the spring force. Opposing sides of the slide each end in circumferential sections. A first one of the circumferential sections forming an outer surface for receiving a first applied force for advancing the slide and causing the second one of the circumferential sections to protrude from the stopper. The second one of the circumferential sections receiving a second different applied force to remove the stopper from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Roland Kneer, Frank Janssen
  • Patent number: 8205762
    Abstract: Disclosed is a safety cap assembly and corresponding container. The container may feature recessed projections which have notches and the cap may feature a flexor and lugs wherein the lugs interact with the notches under a force from the flexor to prevent removal of the cap by pulling or twisting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Craig Carroll
  • Patent number: 8002149
    Abstract: The present invention provides a child-resistant closure for a container. The closure comprises a dispensing nozzle, a cap for the dispensing nozzle, inter-engaging formations and a resiliently deformable element. The inter-engaging formations provided on the closure hold the cap to the nozzle in an interengaged assembly thereof. The resiliently deformable element biases the cap and the nozzle apart. The inter-engaging formations comprise a retaining slot for receiving a retainer and a retainer for engagement with the retaining slot. The retaining slot, retainer and resiliently deformable element are arranged so that the cap and the nozzle are retained interengaged in the interengaged assembly by bias from the resiliently deformable element. The release of the interengaging formations is achieved by applying sufficient pressure axially to the assembly to overcome the bias of the resiliently deformable element, and sufficient turning force to move the retainer out through the opening of the retaining slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Loctite (R&D) Limited
    Inventor: Gary Leonard
  • Patent number: 7804405
    Abstract: An overcap structure supports an electronic tag on a container cap. The overcap structure includes an overcap for supporting the electronic tag where the overcap is rotatably positionable about the cap of the container. The overcap includes a planar upper surface and depending annular skirt having an inwardly directed lip for positioning beneath the cap. The overcap is formed of mating components which are attachable about the cap preventing nondestructible detachment of the overcap from the container cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: B&G International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Norman, Chester Kolton, Robert Whittemore
  • Publication number: 20090301985
    Abstract: A push tab container assembly includes a container and a lid configured to mate with the container in an unlocked state and in a locked state. The container includes a push tab assembly having a locking member defining a ramped surface and ending at a locking edge. The locking edge is vertically oriented with respect to the ramped surface and is tapered as it extends radially inwardly. The container has exactly one external container thread positioned on an external surface and at least one internal thread positioned on an internal surface. The lid has at least one locking lug positioned on an internal surface of a second skirt. The locking lug has a lug edge that tapers as it extends radially inwardly. When the lid is operably oriented relative to the container in the unlocked state, the external lid thread is mated with the internal container thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Robert N. Priebe, Terrance O. Noble
  • Publication number: 20090095700
    Abstract: This invention is generally a safety cap with a corresponding container wherein the cap cannot simply be removed by pulling or twisting due to an inherent resistive force tending to hold the cap in its position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Craig Carroll
  • Patent number: 7451896
    Abstract: A child-resistant dispensing closure includes a base having a deck, a dispensing opening in the deck and a peripheral skirt extending from the deck. A lid is integrally hinged to the base for movement between a closed position overlying the deck and an open position spaced from the deck. The base has an opening in the deck adjacent to the peripheral skirt and opposite from the hinge, and a tab extends from the skirt adjacent to the opening. The lid has a lug for snap-coupling over an exterior of the tab in the closed position of the lid. The peripheral skirt is resiliently flexibly moveable into the opening to move the tab out of engagement with the lug on the lid skirt and thereby permit movement of the lid to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois Closure, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip J. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20080035597
    Abstract: The present invention provides a child-resistant closure for a container. The closure comprises a dispensing nozzle, a cap for the dispensing nozzle, inter-engaging formations and a resiliently deformable element. The inter-engaging formations provided on the closure hold the cap to the nozzle in an interengaged assembly thereof. The resiliently deformable element biases the cap and the nozzle apart. The inter-engaging formations comprise a retaining slot for receiving a retainer and a retainer for engagement with the retaining slot. The retaining slot, retainer and resiliently deformable element are arranged so that the cap and the nozzle are retained interengaged in the interengaged assembly by bias from the resiliently deformable element. The release of the interengaging formations is achieved by applying sufficient pressure axially to the assembly to overcome the bias of the resiliently deformable element, and sufficient turning force to move the retainer out through the opening of the retaining slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: Loctite (R&D) Limited
    Inventor: Gary Leonard
  • Patent number: 7214341
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for injection molding an article including a radially extending child resistant feature. Finish block halves are provided that include a pocket and that are closable together to form a neck-finish mold cavity. Mold body halves are provided that include a core portion and that are closable together to form a body mold cavity. The core portion is advanceable toward the pocket to cooperate therewith to define a cavity for forming the child resistant feature. The core portion may be integrally formed into one or more of the mold body halves, or may be separately mounted and relatively movable with respect thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois Prescription Products Inc.
    Inventors: Albert R. Anctil, Richard L. Allen, Tasadduq Hussain
  • Patent number: 7100785
    Abstract: A closure cap (1) which interacts with a bottle vessel (4), a latching projection (5) being formed on a bottle neck (3) of the bottle vessel (4), and an engage-under projection (6?) being formed on the closure cap (1), an insert part (2) furthermore being coordinated to the closure cap (1), said insert part (2) is fastenable to the bottle neck (3), and the closure cap (1), which is knockable on to the insert part (2), is unscrewable from the insert part (2), and wherein the insert part (2) has means for holding on the bottle neck (3) in a manner secured against rotation, the latching projection (5) is formed as a screw thread on the insert part (2), and for childproof holding of the closure (1) on the insert part (2), the insert part (2) or the bottle neck (3), in a region of a pedestal step (31), has a latching shaped-out portion (30) which interacts with a mating projection or a recess on the closure cap (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Alpla-Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co.KG
    Inventor: Udo Suffa
  • Patent number: 7055706
    Abstract: A drink bottle has a side wall and a floor together forming an interior drink space, an array of tubes extending away from the floor, defining an downwardly open compartment and a plurality of windows, having upper ends in fluid communication with the drink space at the floor, and having lower ends remote from the floor. A hollow base ring spaced from the floor is attached to the lower ends and in fluid communication through the tubes with the drink space. A container adapted to hold ice is fitted inside the compartment and removable from the compartment through the base ring. This container is visible from outside through the windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Eisvogel Nutzeis GmbH
    Inventor: Ingo Kurs
  • Patent number: 7021477
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes a container having an end with an open mouth surrounded by a container wall having a central axis. An external ledge extends around the container wall at a position spaced from the open mouth. The ledge has an axially facing surface that adjoins a radially outwardly facing surface of the container wall, and closure securement structure on the ledge including at least one pocket. A closure includes a base wall, a peripheral skirt coupled to the base wall, at least one internal lug on the skirt for receipt in the at least one pocket on the container, and an annular wall that extends from the base wall for plug-sealing receipt within the container mouth when the skirt is received over the end of the container. At least one spring element extends from the base wall of the closure adjacent to the skirt radially inwardly and axially within the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois Prescription Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven R. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 6827904
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing apparatus, includes a container for containing a liquid, a container setting part for setting the container, a dispensing mechanism part having a pipette for drawing and dispensing the liquid, a raising/lowering part for raising and lowering the pipette, a base for holding the raising/lowering part and provided with a projecting part, and a base driving part for moving the base. A lid capable of being opened/closed with an opening/closing pivot part is coupled to the container, and the lid is provided with a hook part projecting upward from the lid for engaging with the projecting part, which opens the lid by abutting against the hook part and moving the hook part toward the pivot part side of the container as the base moves relatively to the container and retains the state of the lid opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 6562300
    Abstract: The present invention is a collection assembly comprising a container, a cap assembly removably and sealably secured to the container whereby access to the interior of the container can be made with a piercing element without removing the cap assembly from the container. The cap assembly includes a cap body and a membrane like septum supported by the cap body. The septum provides for a pierceable element to have access to the interior of the container. The membrane is a thermoplastic elastomer and is self-sealing upon removal of the piercing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Steven M. Rosen, Allison Peckham, Alois Prais
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6367639
    Abstract: A safety container incorporates a slidable locking pin with an integral but separately lockable locking tab. The locking pin is internally biased by an integral S-spring which, in cooperation with the lid on the container, urges the pin to slide in a slideway in the lid of the container. The locking pin may be locked into a closed position, however, by rotation of the locking tab into a flexed position. In this position, the locking tab cannot slide within a mating slot in the hinge lid and thus the locking pin cannot slide in the slideway in the lid. Alternatively, the locking tab may be rotated into a non-flexed position in which the locking tab can be urged to penetrate the mating slot in the lid and allow the locking pin to slide in the slideway in the lid. By use of the locking pin, the safety container can be set to require the user to engage in at least distinct hand motions in order to open the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Inventor: Bob Mar
  • Publication number: 20010013500
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing a cork from a bottle in which an anchor is embedded in the cork and a cork-pulling sleeve is provided for engaging the anchor for removal of the cork. The cork-pulling sleeve includes inner threads that mate with external threads on the neck of the bottle, and rotation of the cork-pulling sleeve in relation to the bottle extracts the cork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Publication date: August 16, 2001
    Inventors: Gil G. Gilley, William A. Gardner
  • Patent number: 6227390
    Abstract: A closure arrangement for a container has a container neck, having slanted grooves extending in a circumferential direction of the container neck. A removable cap has a clamping projection for each one of the slanted grooves, wherein the clamping projections slide in the slanted groove when the cap is removed from or fastened to the container neck. Each one of the grooves is delimited by two opposed slanted surfaces. The width of the slanted grooves measured in the circumferential direction matches the size of the clamping projections in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Hydraulik-Ring GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Trzmiel, Bernd Niethammer, Winfried Richter
  • Patent number: 6202717
    Abstract: A closure member for use with a bottle wherein the bottle is threadably connected to a filling head of an apparatus for diluting and dispensing a concentrated chemical product. The closure member is frictionally fitted into the neck of the bottle and has threads to interconnect the bottle to the filling head. In a preferred manner, the frictional fit between the closure member and the bottle neck is provided by flexible finger members extending from the closure member and a rib member extending from the neck of the bottle. In another preferred manner, the closure member includes a core section for housing a valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson Commercial Markets, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Markey, John A. Boticki
  • Patent number: 6179140
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing a cork from a bottle in which an anchor is embedded in the cork and a cork-pulling handle is provided for engaging the anchor for removal of the cork. The cork-pulling handle can be connected to the anchor by any of several means, and can be stored with the bottle as an integral part of the bottle/capsule/label package or provided separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Inventor: William A. Gardner
  • Patent number: 6161711
    Abstract: A closure and container system for storing prescription or over-the-counter medications is disclosed that is reversible between child-resistant and non-child resistant modes of use. The system includes a pair of endless beads, one on each of the container neck and closure, to improve moisture-barrier protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 6105799
    Abstract: The present invention, the object of which is to provide a replacement unit for heat insulated pot for repairing heat insulated pot in the case where the inner bottle made of glass of the heat insulated pot is broken, is characterized in that it is a replacement unit for heat insulated pot composed of a metallic vacuum double bottle of a size storable in the cylindrical body of the heat insulated pot, a packing for putting the opening at the top end of the metallic vacuum double bottle in close contact with the communicating port at the neck of said body, and a bottom member for fixing said metallic vacuum double bottle in supported state to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Takagawa
  • Patent number: 6092325
    Abstract: A fishing jug including an elongated container with a larger, closed end and a smaller, open end. The closed end of the container includes an integrally formed U-shaped handle to facilitate retrieval of the fishing jug when fishing is completed. The open end of the container is threaded. The fishing jug also includes a reversible, double-ended lid which is matingly threaded in each end, and thus is removably attached to the open end of the container; the lid prevents water from entering the container when the fishing jug is in use. The reversible lid includes a central portion having two sides with a fishing loop connected to each side. The container also includes a recessed portion to accommodate application of a label to identify the fisherman using the fishing jug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Inventor: Jeffery T. Walker
  • Patent number: 5979680
    Abstract: A child-resistant adult-friendly prescription storage vial is presented with an over-cap which can only be removed from the vial by first orienting the cap at a particular point on the vial and then depressing a pair of push-tabs on the cap. When the cap is properly oriented the push-tabs mechanically operate a pair of locking tabs on the vial which hold the cap in place. The locking tabs are designed so that an extended lip on the tab interlocks with a slit on the cap and can only be removed from the slit when the push-tabs on the cap are manually operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Kerr Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas C. Farside