Flexible Locking Member Integral With Or Attached To Closure Patents (Class 215/216)
  • Patent number: 10981701
    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: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: CSP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Michel Zbirka, Joseph W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10865021
    Abstract: A one-touch openable cap includes: a base including coupling means coupled to a bottle, a ring connected to the coupling means and disposed with a space between the coupling means and the ring to be deformed by press forces from left and right sides so as to allow a front edge of the ring to be frontwardly pushed out, and a latch portion disposed on the front edge of the ring; and a lid portion pivotable relative to the base and including a body to cover the nozzle when the lid portion is closed, a claw disposed on the body and to be latched to the latch portion when the lid portion is closed. Upon press of the ring from the left and right sides, the ring is deformed, the claw is released from the latch portion, the lid portion pivots, and the nozzle is uncovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: GC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Suzuki, Akihiro Fujii
  • Patent number: 10850898
    Abstract: A container body has a neck defining an opening with an axis. The neck includes a projection that projects radially away from the axis. A cap includes a wall that defines at least part of an exterior of the cap. The wall includes an aperture extending therethrough. The cap is removably attached to the neck and supported for movement on the neck between a first position and a second position. The wall is resiliently flexible for radial movement between a retained position and an unretained position with respect to the neck. In the retained position the projection retains the cap in the first position. The wall, in the unretained position, allows movement of the cap from the first position toward the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Peter Sterling, Keith Colacioppo
  • Patent number: 10835692
    Abstract: A discharging device for a pharmaceutical liquid, dispenser including a housing, an applicator tip with a discharge opening and a protective cap. A locking tooth is provided on the protective cap and a counter tooth is provided on the applicator tip. The at least one locking tooth passes over the counter tooth when the protective cap is rotated relative to the applicator tip in a first direction, and the locking tooth and the counter tooth prevent rotation in a direction opposite the first direction. The protective cap and the applicator tip are adapted to each other such that the discharge opening contacts a lid region of the protective cap after the locking tooth has passed over the counter tooth, and the discharge opening can be closed in a sealed manner by the protective cap. The protective cap is deformable to disengage the locking tooth and the counter tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Szymiczek, Gerald Krampen, Juergen Greiner-Perth
  • Patent number: 10787297
    Abstract: A child-resistant canister includes a container and a closure configured to mount on the container to close an opening into an interior region formed in the container. The closure includes a lid and a lid anchor coupled to the lid. The lid anchor is configured to mate with a closure retainer included in the container to retain the closure in a mounted position on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Martin, John A. Vassallo
  • Patent number: 10730669
    Abstract: An improved snap-on/twist off closure which is very durable. The invention is also directed to a package comprising the closure, e.g., a bottle in combination with the closure. The closure includes an upper wall defining an opening and a cylindrical snap on pipe depending from the upper wall. The pipe includes threads designed to mate with external threads on a neck of the bottle. The threads on the pipe and threads on the neck of the bottle pass over each other when the closure is snapped onto the bottle during manufacture. The pipe includes a resistance recess and a guidance recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Slavica Cesare, Gregory Lalier
  • Patent number: 10730672
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container (10) and a lid (12) for food products, wherein the lid produces audible and tactile feedback when the container is closed with the lid. The invention further relates to a method for forming a lid for engagement with a container for food products. According to a first aspect of the invention, a container with a lid comprises a body with a neck (14) surrounding an opening; at least one thread (20) on the neck; at least one thread (16) on the lid for engaging the at least one thread on the neck; and an engagement mechanism (18) on the lid to secure the lid to the body when the lid is in a fully engaged position. Audible and tactile feedback are produced when the lid moves into the fully engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: James Alexander Bertram, James Robert Coop, Arie Johannes van Puffelen, Mark Digby Teucher, Omer Bin Younos
  • Patent number: 10689169
    Abstract: A child resistant flip top closure system is provided that combines a flip top closure for a container with a child resistant locking mechanism system, which uses an automatic locking element that is depressed to enable a simultaneous rotation of a locking member to transition the flip top from a locked position preventing opening the flip top to dispense any substance in the container to an unlocked position, in which the flip top can be opened to enable dispensing of a substance in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PACKAGING CONCEPTS ASSOCIATES HOLDING, INC.
    Inventors: Emil Meshberg, Ralph J. DeVito
  • Patent number: 10676257
    Abstract: Container systems that include a squeeze-and-turn closure. Closure systems that include a squeeze-and-turn closure. Methods related to such systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Richard Michael Girardot, Nicole Lynn Briggs, Brian Joseph Sullivan, Christopher Robert Kopulos
  • Patent number: 10669146
    Abstract: A container can be configured for use with an attachment for mixing and dispensing a solution. The container can include an outlet opening for flow out of the container, and a container valve that is configured to control the flow out of the outlet opening. A neck of the container can be oblong, can include a first attachment flange and a second attachment flange, or can include a first attachment shelf and a second attachment shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Julie L. Bates, Thomas A. Helf, James R. Crapser, Richard A. Batton, Jeffrey L. Crull, Cunjiang Cheng, Elizabeth Alstad, Casey Frett, Katlyn Garcia, Evan A. Sparks, Joel Kramka, Shawn Smith, Joshua James Riley, James Michael Schlueter
  • Patent number: 10633153
    Abstract: An administration unit for a composition comprising a container intended for accommodating the composition and having an opening and a cap for closing the opening. The cap has a projecting separating region to separate off a part of the composition. Mutually corresponding connection means are provided on the container and cap and allow the cap to be connectable to the container in a first storage position and a second separating position, wherein the cap is connectable to the container in the first storage position in such a manner that the opening is closed thereby and the separating region extends essentially along a container outer wall and wherein the cap is connectable to the container in the second separating position in such a manner that the separating region projects from the container, in order to allow a user to guide the separating region by means of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Kai Ruthe-Steinsiek
  • Patent number: 10464735
    Abstract: An article including a cap (10) for a can (100), the article including: (a) a first section (20), where the first section fits over the top (110) of the can and attaches to the can; and (b) a second section (30) that is movably attached to the first section so that it is movable from a closed position generally above the top of the first section to an open position generally alongside the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Schroer, Marc S. Black, Chad V. Schuette, Christopher J. Siler
  • Patent number: 10435208
    Abstract: An improved closure adapted for use with a suitably configured dispensing container the closure comprising as parts of a single sidewall; a compressible main body part having a sidewall having disposed thereon and/or formed within one or more gripping means, a set of mating threads upon the interior of the sidewall, and a base edge, a distensible base skirt part which depends from the main body part by connecting cowling sections, the base skirt part comprising sidewall rim regions which are connected to the cowling sections but separated from the main body part by arcuate perforations in the region between the cowling sections and a base edge of the main body part, and further a catch pawl present within the cowling section. The closure provides for controlled removal of the closure from the dispensing container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER (BRANDS) LIMITED
    Inventor: Sukanta Roy
  • Patent number: 10435209
    Abstract: A closure device for closing a container, including a coupling member with an external thread and a cap with an internal thread intended to be positioned on the coupling member or to be removed from the coupling member by screwing or unscrewing. The closure device also includes security features with at least one circumferential locking stop and at least one locking tab that is radially deformable between a rest position in which the tab cooperates with the circumferential locking stop to prevent unscrewing of the cap and at least one retracted position for releasing the tab relative to the circumferential stop. The tab is carried by the coupling member, and the circumferential stop is carried by the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Nemera La Verpilliere
    Inventors: Gaëtan Painchaud, Thierry Decock, Jose Camba
  • Patent number: 10308496
    Abstract: A tap (1) is disclosed for delivering liquids, particularly for delivering high- and medium-density liquids from rigid vessels, comprising: a body (3); stem means (9); and elastic actuating means (11) of the stem means (9); air inlet/outlet means (13, 25, 28) in the body (3) and inside the vessel; valve means (7) for passing air; non-return valve means (26) placed between the air inlet and outlet means (13, 25, 28) and the vessel interior and adapted to be guided and driven by the pressure difference between outside the tap (1) and inside the vessel; anti-counterfeiting and protecting means (A); supporting means (E); and an integrated glass (D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Vitop Mouldings S.R.L.
    Inventor: Diego Nini
  • Patent number: 10287069
    Abstract: A vaporizing/discharging container 100 is provided that can properly vaporize and discharge a volatile substance in use, and prevent tampering by children, etc. The vaporizing/discharging container 100 for vaporizing and discharging a volatile substance into the outside, includes a main body 10 configured to contain the volatile substance, and a closure member 20 having a vapor discharging hole 21 for the volatile substance, and configured to be screwed and attached onto the main body 10. A pair of temporary lock mechanisms 30 (31, 32) configured to engage with each other so that resistance occurs against a direction in which the closure member 20 is rotated backward after the closure member 20 is screwed onto the main body 10, are provided between the closure member 20 and the main body 10, and at least one of the temporary lock mechanisms 30 (31, 32) is formed in the shape of steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: ZHONGSHAN FUJI CHEMICAL CO., LTD., DAINIHON JOCHUGIKU CO., LTD., THE YANKEE CANDLE COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Chi Wai Chan, Koji Nakayama, Frederick A. Enko, Cheriyan B. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10232985
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is a cap provided with a guarantee seal. The guarantee seal consists of guarantee portions comprising an engagement portion and a connecting portion. The seal further comprises bridges for connecting adjacent guarantee portions to one another and a safety portion that makes the engagement portion integral with the handling portion. The safety portion is structurally suitable for keeping the engagement portion constrained in the broken seal configuration, for preventing the forming of dangerous spikes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GUALA PACK S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luigi Bisio
  • Patent number: 10189615
    Abstract: A child-resistant canister includes a container and a closure configured to mount on the container to close an opening into an interior region formed in the container. The closure includes a lid and a lid anchor coupled to the lid. The lid anchor is configured to mate with a closure retainer included in the container to retain the closure in a mounted position on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Martin, John A. Vassallo
  • Patent number: 10167123
    Abstract: A tamper resistant lid for a container is described. The lid exhibits a center axis (X) and includes an outer and an inner member. The outer and inner members are further adapted to be substantially prevented from displacement along the center axis (X) with respect to each other. At least a part of the inner member includes threads enabling a threaded connection to the container by means of rotating the outer member in a first direction. The lid further includes at least one stop member preventing the inner member from rotation with respect to the outer member. The at least one stop member is adapted to be controllably disabled with a designated force after said inner member has been connected to the container, so that the outer member can be freely rotated with respect to the inner member to thereby prevent removal of the lid from the container. The present invention enables the sealing of a container, while substantially preventing the container from being reopened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventor: Tobias Rosenquist
  • Patent number: 10167122
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tamper resistant lid for a container and a method for sealing a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventor: Tobias Rosenquist
  • Patent number: 10144559
    Abstract: The invention relates to the modification applied to different types of containers made from glass or other materials in order to render them unusable as original containers. The invention consists in the modification of the design, structure and production of any container, forming same in two parts connected by a tubular element surrounded by a plastic or other material which provides rigidity, but which also facilitates the disablement thereof by means of the application of a force by the consumer, facilitating the breakage thereof and preventing the subsequent use thereof as original container. In terms of the historical development of containers, this application is novel in that it can be used to eliminate the forgery of containers or bottles used in international and national perfumery, wine, pharmaceutical and other industries, providing an instrument which is more than effective in controlling forgery and adulteration in the above-mentioned markets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: José Antonio Pérez Guevara
  • Patent number: 10081460
    Abstract: An internal cap member intended to be placed on the container. The internal cap member carries a security ring including a security element including a locking abutment mobile radially between a cooperation position, favored by elastic biasing, in which the locking abutment cooperates with a complementary locking abutment carried by the container, and a separation position, in which the locking abutment is separated from the complementary locking abutment. The security ring is mobile axially on the cap. The closure device also includes an element for transforming the axial movement of the security ring into radial movement of the security element, making it possible for the radial position of the locking abutment to change from its cooperation position to its separation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Nemera La Verpillière S.A.S.
    Inventors: Gaëtan Painchaud, Frederic Alfonsi, Thierry Decock, Clement Dumet
  • Patent number: 10046887
    Abstract: In one example, a lid configured for use with a container includes an upper surface that is generally circular in shape, and further includes a side wall with an annular configuration, the side wall intersecting the upper surface to define an edge of the lid. A grip element is defined in the upper surface and sized and configured to be grasped by one or more fingers of a user, and the grip element includes a grip portion that is set back a distance from the edge of the lid. Finally, a tab is provided that is attached to the side wall of the lid by an elastically deformable standoff element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Kerry D. Azelton, Ryan Christian, Brian Crane, Vince N. DeMaso, Gary Hulme, Gwen H. Lorio
  • Patent number: 10046347
    Abstract: A head (4) of a trigger dispensing device for liquids includes an auxiliary body (30) for the connection with a neck (10) of a bottle (2). The auxiliary body (30) includes a closure base (32) suitable to close a mouth (13?) of the bottle (2) and dual constraints suitable to snap-engage with the neck (10) forming between the auxiliary body (30) and the neck (10) a constraint both to the relative rotation and to the separation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GUALA DISPENSING S.p.A.
    Inventor: Riccardo Alluigi
  • Patent number: 10035628
    Abstract: Breakable spout (100) of the present invention individually comprises spout body (110) and cover (160) that covers an outer circumference of spout body (110). Spout body (110) comprises cylindrical part (120) that has a center hole that serves as a flow channel (111) and breakable part (150) that is breakable at the tip end of cylindrical part (120). Cylindrical part (120) has a first protrusion (123) on an outer circumferential surface thereof. The cover has second protrusion (161) on an inner circumferential surface thereof. Second protrusion (161) engages first protrusion (123) when cover (160) is fitted to spout body (110) such that spout body (110) is covered with cover (120) from the tip end side of cylindrical part (120). Cover (160) covers spout body (110) and is secured when the first protrusion (123) engages the second protrusion (161).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Orihiro Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Akaogi, Masataka Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 9981789
    Abstract: A container and child-resistant closure assembly includes a cap formed from a single piece, a cup shaped inner member having a top wall, an outer wall, and a depending sidewall. The sidewall includes a threaded interior surface. The outside wall of the inner member includes connection members for securing to an outer member. The outer member has a ring-shape with a plurality of inwardly facing lugs. Each of the plurality of inwardly facing lugs is cylindrically-shaped and protrudes radially inwardly from the outer member. The container assembly also includes a container including a neck forming an opening. The neck has a threaded exterior surface and a plurality of ramps. Each of the plurality of ramps faces radially outwardly from the neck and has a gently sloping face and a steeply sloping face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Drug Plastics & Glass Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Koller, Douglas S. Camomile, Bruce T. Cleevely, Lissa Biesecker Longacre
  • Patent number: 9896250
    Abstract: A package includes a vessel and a closure. The vessel is formed to include a product-storage chamber and a mouth opening into the product-storage chamber. The closure is configured to mount on the vessel to assume an installed position closing the mouth formed in the vessel when rotated relative to the vessel about a vertical axis of rotation in a closure-installation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C Minnette, Ryan P Davidson
  • Patent number: 9889977
    Abstract: A child-resistant container has a container body having an externally threaded neck (36) and a first pair of engagement features. A cap closes the container body in a closed condition and is removable from the closed condition. The cap comprising the unitary combination of an inner sidewall and an outer sidewall. The inner sidewall has an internal thread for engaging the neck external thread. An outer sidewall for gripping by a user has first and second pairs. The second pair of segments are hinged to the inner sidewall for depressably flexing from relaxed condition to a flexed condition and bear a second pair of engagement features. In the installed condition of the cap and relaxed condition of the second pair of segments, the first pair of engagement features and second pair of engagement features are positioned to collide to block an unscrewing rotation of the cap. An upper web joins the inner sidewall and the outer sidewall first pair of segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Plastek Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Piscopo
  • Patent number: 9850048
    Abstract: A container seal cutting device for removing the seal of a container. The container seal cutting device includes a cap having a top wall, one or more sidewalls, and an open lower end that can receive the mouth of a container therein. The upper surface of the top wall includes a cutting blade pivotally secured thereto. The cutting blade is movable between a stored configuration and an upright configuration. In the stored configuration, the cutting blade rests within a recessed area on the cap so that it remains substantially flush with the upper surface thereof. In the upright configuration, the cutting blade extends substantially perpendicular from the upper surface of the cap so it can be utilized to remove the seal of a container. The device further includes a protrusion disposed on the cutting blade in order to safely move the cutting blade between the stored and upright configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel P. Burbank, Brian W. Burbank
  • Patent number: 9834348
    Abstract: A closure for a container comprises tamper-evident means for indicating if the closure has been removed from the container. The tamper-evident means is provided within the interior of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventor: Jamie Fox
  • Patent number: 9796510
    Abstract: A container has a container lid and a container lower section connectible with each other via thread ribs on the lid and the lower section, by twisting the lid and the lower section relative to each other about a screwing axis of rotation. The thread ribs on the lid and the lower section extend over a circumferential angle of 90 degrees or less. A clearance at least equal to the circumferential extension thereof is left in the circumferential direction on the lid and the lower section. At least two thread ribs on the lid and the lower section overlap each other. A complete overrun circumferentially is possible in only one of the two opposing positions when an opposing position of a thread rib in the lower section or the lid is reached during a screwed connection in the direction of the screwing axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Holger Hagen
  • Patent number: 9790011
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tamper resistant lid for a container. The lid exhibits a center axis (X) and includes an outer and an inner member. The outer and inner members are further adapted to be substantially prevented from displacement along the center axis (X) with respect to each other. At least a part of the inner member includes threads enabling a threaded connection to the container by means of rotating the outer member in a first direction. The lid further includes at least one stop member preventing the inner member from rotation with respect to the outer member. The at least one stop member is adapted to be controllably disabled with a designated force after said inner member has been connected to the container, so that the outer member can be freely rotated with respect to the inner member to thereby prevent removal of the lid from the container. The present invention enables the sealing of a container, while substantially preventing the container from being reopened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventor: Tobias Rosenquist
  • Patent number: 9771190
    Abstract: A child-resistant container cap has: an internally threaded inner sidewall. An outer sidewall surrounds the inner wall and has a cross-section normal to the central axis characterized by an opposite first pair of ends compressable from a relaxed condition to a compressed condition and an opposite second pair of ends, a direction between the second pair of ends being normal to a direction between the first pair of ends. A pair of engagement features are carried by the outer sidewall and engagable with container body engagement features to prevent an unscrewing rotation with the cap in the installed condition and the outer sidewall relaxed. Compression of the first ends from the relaxed condition to the compressed condition shifts the cap engagement features radially outward to permit the unscrewing rotation. The cross-section of the cap is longer between the first ends than the second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Plastek Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Piscopo
  • Patent number: 9731869
    Abstract: A container (100), comprising a thread (120) arranged around an opening (110) for engaging a corresponding thread (120) of a closure (400), more than four retention members (140) arranged around the opening (110), each retention member (140) having an end-face for abutting a member (510) on an interior surface of the closure (400) to impede unthreading of the closure (400), the retention members (140) being arranged such that a tangent (170) to each end-face of the retention members (140) intersects a plane (160, 350) bisecting the container (100) at an obtuse angle (171), wherein the retention members (140) are arranged in first and second groups, the first group (141, 410) comprising one retention member (140) having an end-face substantially parallel to the plane bisecting the container (100), and the second group (142, 420) comprising two or more retention members (140), the first and second groups being arranged on one side of the plane (160, 350), each in a respective quadrant of the container (100), th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Archimedes Development Limited
    Inventors: Philip Walsh, Peter Watts
  • Patent number: 9598209
    Abstract: A food containment and dispensing system includes a collapsible pouch forming a cavity to contain a food product. A spout fitment is coupled to the collapsible pouch and includes a spout that extends from the collapsible pouch. A spout thread extends radially from the spout. The spout thread starts at a spout rib, which defines a spout rib contact surface. A cap is in threaded engagement with the spout, and it includes a cylindrical wall. A cap thread extends radially from the cylindrical wall and terminates at a cap rib, which defines a cap rib contact surface that is in contact with the spout rib contact surface to prevent further rotation of the cap with respect to the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Daisy Brand, LLC
    Inventor: Jorge Maldonado
  • Patent number: 9527619
    Abstract: A biodegradable pharmacy container and safety cap includes a biodegradable material that includes a bioplastic resin and a plasticizer; a container that includes the biodegradable material, adapted to store medicine; a first locking element on an exterior side of the container; a cap that includes the biodegradable material; a resilient inner member in the cap that engages with the container so as to form a seal; a second locking element in the cap that cooperates with the first locking element so that the cap is safely held to the container. The bioplastic resin may be polylactic acid (PLA), PHA, PHB, or PHBH. The acrylate may be cured with ultraviolet light, and may include a silicone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Innovative Bottles, Inc.
    Inventor: Shantu Patel
  • Patent number: 9475618
    Abstract: A closing cap made of plastic for closing a container, having a head part and a jacket part, the jacket is substantially shaped like a hollow cylinder and has a longitudinal axis, the jacket extends from the head along the longitudinal axis, the jacket has an end segment at the end opposite the head. The closing cap has a tamper-evident part and bridge parts, wherein the tamper-evident part is arranged at a distance from the jacket and is connected to the end segment of the jacket by bridge parts. Additionally the tamper-evident part is arranged in the direction of extension of the longitudinal axis along the end segment, such that the tamper-evident part is arranged at a distance from the jacket in a direction radial to the longitudinal axis and extends in a circumferential direction to the longitudinal axis on the outside along the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: CAPARTIS AG
    Inventor: Herbert Wohlgenannt
  • Patent number: 9375973
    Abstract: An autograph ball with built in writing utensil may include a ball having an outer skin, an inner core, and a hole through the outer skin into the inner core. A writing utensil may be removably placed within the hole of the ball. A spring and cap mechanism may be placed within the hole before placing the writing utensil within the hole. The autograph ball may further include a hatch that may cover the hole and a latch that may removably secure the hatch in place. The autograph ball may be for various sports, be of various sizes, and be made from various materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: In The Ball, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Lee Huffman
  • Patent number: 9156597
    Abstract: Two embodiments of a molded plastic container/closure combination are described. Each can be structured to provide a child resistant opening feature and, optionally, a tamper-evident feature. In both embodiments, the closure has radially extending bayonets arranged around an outer skirt, which bayonets can be rotated into a position underlying semi-annular ribs in a beam molded integrally with the sidewall of the container. Rotation of the closure in the unlocking direction is opposed by a structure which requires depression of a release tab downwardly. In one embodiment, depression of the release tab requires that a frangible element first be fractured and removed from the container sidewall. In the second embodiment, depressing the release tab is made possible by a living hinge formed on one side of the release tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: LETICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anton Letica, John R. Selina
  • Patent number: 9150340
    Abstract: A child-resistant hinged closure coupled to a container wherein the closure, while securely locked, has freedom of axial rotation but limited freedom of radial displacement with respect to the container. The closure can only be unlocked by radially displacing the closure along a singular axis with respect to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Jorg Pawlik
  • Patent number: 8998012
    Abstract: A container cap locking mechanism includes a barb and adjacent stop both projecting downward from a cap edge to mesh with a V-shaped block projecting outward from a container sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Integrity Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Bailey, Dale Sass
  • Patent number: 8915388
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes a vial and a closure configured to mount on the vial to cover a mouth opening into a product-storage chamber of the vial. A child-resistant feature cooperates with the closure and the vial to prevent unwanted removal of the closure from the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Chad E. Rice
  • Patent number: 8887946
    Abstract: An assembly device comprises an external element and an open-loop ring. The external element comprises a tubular part extending along an axis. The open-loop ring is elastically deformable between an open position and a closed position. The external element comprises an assembly part assemblable with the ring by elastic interlocking. The assembly part comprises recessed elements and/or projecting elements arranged on an internal wall of the tubular part. The ring comprises first assembly part assemblable with the external element by elastic interlocking when the ring is in the open position, and the second assembly part interlocking with the external element by elastic interlocking when the ring is in the closed position. Such elastic interlocking assembly device allows for the irreversible assembly of the external element with a container neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Qualipac
    Inventors: Stéphane Bruhat, Marc Delmon
  • Patent number: 8870004
    Abstract: A pharmacy container comprises a bottle and a ring. The bottle includes a body defining a storage chamber, a neck extending away from the body and defining an opening opposite and providing access to the body, and a pair of opposed ledges each extending radially outwardly from the neck and spaced from the body. The neck includes threads extending around an outside surface of the neck, and the pair of opposed ledges are positioned between the body and the threads. The ring defines an interior wall, an exterior wall, and a pair of opposed indentations radially extending through the interior wall toward the exterior wall. The ring is positioned around the neck with the pair of opposed indentations positioned adjacent the pair of opposed ledges such that interaction between the pair of opposed indentations and the pair of opposed ledges maintains the ring in position relative to the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan P. McCoy, Stacy Abel, Matthew P. Franks, Adam D. Hoppus, Duane Sawyer, Gordon Beecroft, John Vassallo, Michael Makhlouf
  • Patent number: 8863991
    Abstract: A bottle formed of a food-grade plastic material, such as clear polyethylene terephthalate, may include a frustoconical neck portion, a shoulder region, a base region, and a sidewall portion have opposed grip-enhancing surfaces, and elastically deformable pressure panels. A cap for the container may include a valve to control product leakage, and may be sized to allow inversion of the bottle. A generally trapezoidal tab of the cap may be moveable between a closed position covering a cap orifice and an open position outside the plane of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company
    Inventors: Wayne C. Cleary, Michael D. McMahon
  • Patent number: 8833577
    Abstract: A childproof closure for a dispensing apparatus (5) having first bayonet fastening means (20), wherein the closure (40, 50, 80, 100) has second bayonet fastening means (21). One of the two bayonet fastening means (20, 21) has bayonet lugs (30, 32) which can be introduced into corresponding socket elements (25, 27) of the other bayonet fastening means (20, 21). Both bayonet fastening means (20, 21) moreover have coding elements (13, 23, 35, 38) for a preset alignment of the closure (40, 50, 80, 100) and of the dispensing apparatus (5). The closure (40, 50, 80, 100) has a closure element (40, 50) having first engagement elements (43, 70) and a securing cap (80, 100) which at least partly covers the closure element (40, 50) and has second engagement elements (75, 130). The securing cap (80, 100) and the closure element (40, 50) are connected cohesively strongly, but rotatably with respect to one another, by means of shape-matched elements (58, 60, 90, 120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sulzer Mixpac AG
    Inventor: Sasan Habibi-Naini
  • Patent number: 8807359
    Abstract: A child-resistant container including a container body (10), a lid (24), and at least one resilient tab (110) is provided. The lid is pivotable about an axis through a hinge (26) 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 (109) on the distal portion. The abutment on the distal portion of the tab is normally biased into engagement with an abutment (118) 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: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Michel Zbirka, Joseph W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8783483
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure (10) is provided and comprises a base (15) and a lid (20). The base has an inner skirt (50) and an outer skirt (25). The closure has locking means (81, 86) tor releasably locking the lid in a closed position. The outer skirt has one or more pressing zones (80, 85) which can be pressed to release the locking means. The inner skirt has one or more cut-outs (65, 70) in register with the or each pressing zone whereby to allow greater deflection thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Stephen Faragher, Jamie Fox, Darren John Mears
  • Patent number: 8752722
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tip cap assembly for closing a distal opening of a receptacle like a syringe body or a tube in a sealed manner, and to a method for producing the tip cap. A cap assembly according to the invention comprises a frangible tip of a receptacle, preferably a pre-filled receptacle. An upper portion of the tip closes the receptacle respectively a lower tip portion comprising a passage as known from the state of the art. Hence, the receptacle is reliably sealed to prevent contamination or loss of the medication. Compared with the state of the art, a receptacle has a more effectively sealed tip. It is necessary to break the upper tip portion away in order to open the receptacle. A cap element protects the tip on one side. On the other side, unscrewing the cap breaks the upper portion away without hurting a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Vifor (International) AG
    Inventors: Peter Kuhn, Gallus Egli, Philippe Kern, Mario Schüpbach, Ludwig Daniel Weibel
  • Publication number: 20140144867
    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: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Michel Zbirka, Joseph W. Rogers