Closure Guided In Simultaneous Turning And Reciprocating Movememnt (e.g., Screw Threaded) Patents (Class 215/217)
  • Patent number: 11801977
    Abstract: A package includes a container and a one-piece closure. The container has a neck portion defining an opening, an external helical thread formation and ratchet catch lugs. The closure fits to the neck portion of the container for closing the opening. The closure includes a first and a second closure portion. The closure includes a top wall portion and an annular skirt portion. The annular skirt portion includes an internal helical thread formation for mating engagement with the external helical thread formation. An interior surface of the annular skirt portion includes helical ratchet teeth threads. At least one of the ratchet catch lugs mechanically catches and locks with a respective one of the helical ratchet teeth threads so as to prevent or inhibit the closure from being removed from the container. The closure opens by flipping via a hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Closure Systems International Inc.
    Inventor: Cody A. Gray
  • Patent number: 11794962
    Abstract: There are described bottle cap assemblies. In some embodiments, a bottle cap assembly includes a cap which is snappingly engagable to a bottle and disengageable by rotating the cap and the bottle relative to one another, squeezing the cap suitably and pulling the cap away from the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: ROY + LECLAIR EMBALLAGE INC.
    Inventor: Serge Desjardins
  • Patent number: 11779520
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a medical dispenser which may include a one-piece tip cap having a flow restrictor and a removably connected sleeve disposed in surrounding relation to the flow restrictor. The tip cap further includes an access opening and an oppositely disposed closed end, wherein the flow restrictor is structured for a fluid sealing engagement with a discharge port of the medical dispenser, passing through said access opening. The closed end includes removably attached inner and outer end segments respectively formed on the flow restrictor and the sleeve and are collectively structured to define a removable connection between the flow restrictor and sleeve. A cover may be fixedly attached to the sleeve in overlying, covering relation to exterior surfaces of the inner and outer end segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventor: Patrick Vitello
  • Patent number: 11591147
    Abstract: Screw capping devices are configured to remain tethered to a container after opening of the container. The screw capping devices include a cylindrical wall having a section having an end closed by a bottom and a section having an open end, the section being connected to the section by a circumferential junction having a non-breakable connection and a breakable connection, the section further having a breakable connection extending parallel to the circumferential junction, the breakable connection and the breakable connection being configured to be broken during a first unscrewing of the section. The breaking of the breakable connections creates two arms retaining the section to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ LORRAINE DE CAPSULES MÉTALLIQUES-MANUFACTURE DE BOUCHAGE
    Inventor: Mathias Melan-Moutet
  • Patent number: 11224311
    Abstract: The invention involves a grinder safety cap suitable for medicinal items such as herbs or other consumable substances that may be desirably restricted from children, and which may require grinding and/or homogenizing before ingestion. The grinder safety cap is comprised of a cover shell and base shell, wherein the cover shell fits snugly over an upwardly extending top wall of the base shell. The base shell may have upwardly extending grinding protrusions, having sharp and/or serrated edges, capable of grinding, cutting, or otherwise reducing the particle size of a consumable substance. The cover shell may also have downwardly extending grinding protrusions. A consumable substance may be placed within a cavity or receptacle of the base shell, the cover shell may be placed over the top wall of the base shell so as to close the grinder safety cap, and the consumable substance may be ground by turning the cover shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: David Aryanpanah, Brian Anav
  • Patent number: 11001405
    Abstract: A bottle-shaped can in which flatness and circularity of a neck portion are improved. An upper incomplete thread portion is formed at an upper end of a thread. A height of the upper incomplete thread portion is shorter than an average height of the thread, and increases gradually toward the average height. A length of the upper incomplete thread portion between a first point and a second point is set in such a manner that an angle between a line drawn between the first point and a center point of the neck portion, and a line drawn between the second point and the center point of the neck portion falls within a range from 20 degrees to 60 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DAIWA CAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Yasushi Enoki, Osamu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10675448
    Abstract: A controller (10) for manually controlling a guidewire (50) includes a housing (100) including a passage (112) for receiving the guidewire. A gripper (140) is actuatable to grasp the guidewire (50) in the passage (112). A cap (200) is connected to the housing (100). The cap (200) is rotatable relative to the housing (100) to actuate the gripper (140). The housing (100) includes an element (160) for maintaining the cap (200) in a receiving position. The cap (200) when in the receiving position places the controller (10) in a condition for receiving the guidewire (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION, WINDCREST LLC, THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: David R. Whittaker, Ryan S. Klatte, Shawn D. Ellis, Jason T. Mikulski
  • Patent number: 10675419
    Abstract: A decongesting device for infants includes a main body in the form of a child pacifier having a shield and a nipple extending outward from one side thereof. One or more ointment chambers having a body section and a child-resistant cap are permanently or removably secured to the shield on an opposite side of the nipple. The chamber including a hollow interior section for receiving a medicated ointment and a plurality of openings for disseminating vapors produced by the stored ointment. A decongesting device for infants also includes a pacifier body having a shield, a nipple, and a chamber can be pre-filled with a medicated ointment and permanently sealed at a time of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Lizbeth Walker
  • Patent number: 10513375
    Abstract: A child resistant container can include a container body, a closed base, an open top, an exterior and a cap assembly configured to couple to the container body for closing the container. A cap assembly can include an inner cap configured to couple to a container body and an outer cap coupled to the inner cap. A first coupler can be coupled to the inner cap and a second coupler can be coupled to the outer cap and configured to optionally engage the first coupler. An outer cap can be configured to rotate relative to an inner cap when the outer cap is in one or more positions and to engage the inner cap when the outer cap is in one or more other positions. A child resistant container can be made from recyclable metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Nicholas Patrick Karll
  • Patent number: 10189611
    Abstract: A closure combination (101) comprising a dispensing closure body (102) and a container neck (103). The dispensing closure body (102) and container neck (103) comprise co-operable screw threads (104, 105) that allow the dispensing closure body (102) to be screwed onto the container neck (103) into an engaged condition. The co-operable screw threads (104, 105) prevent the dispensing closure body (102) from being unscrewed from the container neck (103) after the dispensing closure body (102) has been screwed onto the container neck (103) into a locked condition. A dispensing closure body (102) comprising an internal screw thread (10) that comprises a reversed-thread run out portion (107). A container with a container neck (103) comprising an external screw thread (105) that comprises a reversed-thread run out portion (108). A method of providing a tamper-resistance container closure combination (101).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Cox
  • Patent number: 10100273
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a cell culture apparatus includes a port and a snap cap. The port has an annular sidewall defining an opening in communication with a cell culture chamber of a cell culture apparatus. The sidewall has (i) external threads for cooperating with internal threads of a twist cap and (ii) an annularly protruding snap cap engagement feature. The snap cap has a top and an annular sidewall extending from the top. The sidewall of the snap cap has an inwardly annularly projecting element configured to engage with the annularly protruding snap cap engagement feature of the port such that, when fully engaged, the snap cap is not readily removed from the port by unaided human force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam J Bear, Heidi M Brown, Matthew D Mitchell, James Philippe, Paul Kevin Seeto
  • Patent number: 9731871
    Abstract: A container assembly including a container and a metallic closure. The container includes a polymeric body and a polymeric finish. The polymeric finish includes a plurality of threads. A lug lock is associated with each one of the plurality of threads. The metallic closure includes at least three metallic lugs configured to cooperate with the plurality of threads to couple the metallic closure to the polymeric finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: Peter Bates, Richard Steih, Brad Wilson, Luke A. Mast
  • Patent number: 9016489
    Abstract: A container including a finish, a sidewall portion, a base portion, and an inwardly directed rib member. The finish has a thread portion and an opening formed by the finish. The sidewall portion extends from the finish. The base portion extends from the sidewall portion and encloses the sidewall portion to form a volume for retaining a commodity. The inwardly directed rib member is disposed circumferentially about the finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: Ronald McFarlane, Terry D. Patcheak, James Stelzer
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140360970
    Abstract: A childproof perfume bottle including a bottle body and a bottle cap covering the bottle body. The bottle body includes an upper connection part including an external wall including a male screw. The bottle cap includes an internal wall including a female screw matching the male screw of the external wall. The external wall of the upper connection part includes a bulge, and a stop piece is disposed at one end of the bulge. The internal wall of the bottle cap includes a clamping block which is capable of tightly fitting the bulge of the external wall after revolving the bottle cap to a certain angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: ZHONGSHAN FUJI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhiwei CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140339106
    Abstract: A desiccant cap for a container and method of production the cap are disclosed. The cap is made to provide long term hermetic sealing to content kept in the container by providing hermetically sealed layer on the opening of the container that is to be removed only before first use of the content of the container. The cap further comprise case with a desiccant material that is adapted to keep the moisture in the container after first use under a defined level by drying moist air accessing the desiccant material through passages made in a porous sealing layer. This way the desiccant cap provides hermetic sealing until first use and on-going drying of moisture inside the container after first use, and keeps the desiccant material protected from moisture ambient until first opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan Schanin, Amit Shay, Yiftah Badler
  • Publication number: 20140318080
    Abstract: A screw cap and a method of manufacturing a screw cap for closing a preserving jar is provided. The screw cap has a weakening line, which can be broken by means of finger force applied thereto, by removing material from the cap at the intended location of the weakening line so as to obtain a slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Jan Marie Veltman
  • Publication number: 20140054256
    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: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Publication number: 20140014611
    Abstract: An improved child-resistant closure for dispensers of liquid medicaments, the closure being of a two-part construction. The closure has an outer cap with a quantity of shoulder lugs and skirt lugs and an inner cap with a quantity of shoulder lugs and flexible beams. The closure has equal quantities of shoulder lugs on the inner and outer caps, equal quantities of skirt lugs and flexible beams, flexible beams having an arcuate underside, shoulder lugs having a depth to prevent hyper-flexion of the flexible beams, and an ideal overlap when the faces of the shoulder lugs are aligned. Additionally, provided are methods for attaching and removing the cap from a pre-existing bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: John D. Buehler, John B. Daly, Kevin A. DiPlacido, Redd J. Harold, David T. Kershner, David A. Manera, Timothy K. Stangle, Russ Granato
  • Patent number: 8627968
    Abstract: A screw cap (10) for containers for liquids, comprising a first capsule (11), which is internally provided with a thread (12) and is to be screwed onto a corresponding complementary thread (13) of a neck of a bottle (14), and a second capsule (15), which surrounds said first capsule (11) and is designed to rise axially away from the first capsule (11) upon first unscrewing, by means of spacing means that act at the first rotation of the second capsule (15) with respect to the first capsule (11), means being provided for the irreversible locking of said second capsule (15) in the raised configuration relative to said first capsule (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Tapi North America S.A. de cv
    Inventor: Alberto Baban
  • Patent number: 8534476
    Abstract: A plastic shell for a two-piece push-and-turn child-resistant closure in accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure includes a peripheral skirt, and a base wall from which the peripheral skirt depends. The base wall has a peripheral portion having a first thickness, a plurality of lugs disposed at least in part on the peripheral portion adjacent to the peripheral skirt, and a central portion having a second thickness less than the first thickness, and including a plurality of ribs having a third thickness greater than the second thickness and substantially equal to the first thickness and extending from the first peripheral portion toward a center of the base wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Brian John Brozell
  • Publication number: 20130220965
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a side-pressure type safety cap is threaded onto an upper portion of a container body containing contents therein, so as to open/close the outlet of the container. The safety cap of the present invention is configured to be opened only when a joint protrusion and a rotating protrusion contact each other by pressure being applied to the sides of an outer cap. Thus, a child unable to perceive such a configuration cannot open the cap, thereby preventing the child from ingesting harmful substances, and the contents in the container from being unnecessarily wasted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: YONWOO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seo-hui Jung
  • Publication number: 20130134121
    Abstract: A locking cap apparatus includes a cap assembly having an outer cap and an inner cap received within the outer cap, and further includes lock setting members. The outer cap includes an actuator coupled with a plunger. The plunger and the actuator are movable within and relative to the outer and inner cap. The cap assembly is rotatably and releasably coupled with external threads of a bottle. The plunger has a locked position, an unlocked position, and a lock change position, where the outer cap is rotatable relative to the bottle when the plunger is in the locked position, unlocked position, and optionally in the combination change position. Lock setting members are interactively coupled with the shaft of the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: PROTECTRX LLC
    Inventor: PROTECTRX LLC
  • Patent number: 8424695
    Abstract: An improved closure for a container. The container includes a lip having a plurality of downwardly extending angled surfaces, each terminating in a recess, and a shoulder which defines an open top of the container. The closure includes a plurality of lugs which are configured to engage the angled surfaces when the closure is rotated and mate with the recesses to secure the closure in place. To secure the tabs in the recesses, the closure includes one or more springs which extend downwardly from the top of the closure and contact the shoulder of the container to urge the closure upwardly with respect to the container. To separate the closure and the container, the closure is pressed toward the open top of the container, thereby disengaging the lugs from the recesses and allowing the rotation of the closure to disengage the closure from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Van Blarcom Closures, Inc.
    Inventor: Caetano Buono
  • Publication number: 20130015157
    Abstract: A child-resistant cap, which includes an inner cap mounted at a vessel inlet of a vessel; an outer cap disposed at an outer circumferential surface of the inner cap so as to perform an idling with the inner cap; a rotation force transmitting portion formed between the inner cap and the outer cap for transmitting a rotation force of the outer cap to the inner cap; and a sealing member punching unit formed at the inner cap for forming a hole at the sealing member and thereby discharging contents stored in the vessel outwardly through the hole, is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Hee Kwon RHO
  • Patent number: 8302792
    Abstract: The invention is a child-safe closure device for a container (1) including i) a stopper having a base and a cylindrical side wall, the inside face of which has a screwthread and a first series of teeth (13), and ii) a collar (16) connected to the side wall and equipped with a second series of teeth (17), these two series of teeth engaged with corresponding series of teeth (4,7) positioned on a base of the neck (2) of the container (1), wherein a) the cylindrical side wall is made of a rigid zone (10), and a skirt (11), or a flexible and deformable zone, and b) the collar (16) is attached to the skirt (11) by frangible bridges (22), such that deformation of the skirt (11) does not result in deformation of the collar (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Airsec S.A.S.
    Inventors: Valere Logel, Vincent Sebille
  • Patent number: 8210376
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes a plastic container having a blow-molded neck finish with an end, at least one external thread, an arcuate part-circumferential ledge adjacent to the neck finish and a plurality of angularly spaced ratchet teeth on the ledge. A closure has at least one skirt, at least one internal thread on the skirt, at least one flexible resilient ratchet finger extending radially inwardly from the skirt at an angle to the skirt, and a seal element within the skirt for sealing engagement with the end of the container neck finish. Threading of the closure onto the container neck finish brings the ratchet finger into engagement with the ratchet teeth. The array of ratchet teeth and the seal element are such as to accommodate tolerance variations in the blow-molded neck finish while maintaining a seal and child-resistance capability at the neck finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Philip J. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8209944
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical storing and dispensing device including a child resistant mode and a non-child resistant mode between the container and the closure. The closure comprises a non-child resistant cap shaped to removeably engage the container and a child-resistant cap shaped to be permanently fixed to the non-resistant cap. The non-child resistant cap and child resistant cap are provided in intentionally varying quantities such that the quantity of child resistant caps is less than the quantity of non-child resistant caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 8167156
    Abstract: The convertible child-resistant vial includes a container having an aperture and a peripheral wall and being provided with a first connection element in the form of contiguous locking and freeing housings provided in a collar extending from the peripheral wall; and a cap hingedly mounted to the container integrally thereof and including a second connection element for cooperating with the first connection element to close the vial in a child safe-manner. The second connection element is in the form of a tooth which is easily removable to convert the child-resistant vial into a non-child-resistant vial. The vial can be molded in a one piece body. The integral mounting of the cap to the container allows easing the distribution and handling of the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolopharm Inc.
    Inventor: Gaétan Milante
  • Patent number: 8141729
    Abstract: Convertible closure for a container includes an outer closure member having a first child-resistant portion on an inner surface, a first inner closure member having an inner surface arranged to engage with a neck of the container and a second child-resistant portion arranged to selectively engage with the first child-resistant portion on the outer closure member, and a second inner closure member arranged to engage with both the outer closure member and the first inner closure member. The selective engagement of the first and second child-resistant portion is designed so that when engaged, the closure has a non-child resistant configuration (only grasping and rotation of the outer closure member is sufficient to twist the closure out of engagement with the container) and when not engaged therewith, the closure has a child-resistant configuration (grasping, rotation and downward pressure is required to remove the closure from engagement with the container).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Thomas J. & Kathleen Scarlata Living Trust
    Inventor: Thomas J. Scarlata
  • Patent number: 8079483
    Abstract: A closure having a stopping mechanism whereby a stop lug is positionable between a flexed and unflexed position relative to a spring gap. The stop lug may project from a skirt of the closure top wall. The spring gap is positioned adjacent the stop lug to provide an area for the stop lug to travel when outside forces are applied to the stop lug and subsequently return back to the unflexed position. The stop lug may have a substantially vertical support rib in combination with a plurality of annularly spaced ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Brozell, Kiran M. D'Silva, C. Edward Luker, J. Nathan Marret, John D. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8074817
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for metering a liquid nutritional supplement is disclosed and provides a liquid dispenser having a body that contains a predetermined number of single dosages of the liquid nutritional supplement, a cap, such as a child resistant cap, coupled to a neck portion of the body, and a dosage cup coupled to the cap. The dosage cup has at least four axial shoulders on an inside surface thereof wherein each has an engaging surface adapted to engage axial ridges of the cap. The dosage cup is coupled to the cap such that a force that is greater, by a predetermined amount, than the weight of the dosage cup is required to remove the dosage cup from the cap. The dosage cup is provided with an indicator adapted to indicate one of the single dosages of the liquid nutritional supplement to be consumed by a user for a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Remington Health Products, L.L.C.
    Inventors: William E. Steele, IV, Phillip D. Livingston, Clarence D. Zierhut
  • Patent number: 8066139
    Abstract: A closure for a container opening according to one embodiment comprises a plug including a series of projections and being constructed and arranged to be received within the container opening and an overcap constructed and arranged for being attached to the plug so as to close off an interior of the plug and create an assembly. The projections being constructed and arranged for interfit with a specialized wrench socket for threadedly advancing the plug into the container opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventor: Gary M. Baughman
  • Patent number: 8061543
    Abstract: A closure for a container opening according to one embodiment comprises a plug including a series of projections and being constructed and arranged to be received within the container opening and an overcap constructed and arranged for being attached to the plug so as to close off an interior of the plug and create an assembly. The projections being constructed and arranged for interfit with a specialized wrench socket for threadedly advancing the plug into the container opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventor: Gary M. Baughman
  • Patent number: 7942280
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Apothecary Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Priebe, Terrance O. Noble
  • Patent number: 7942279
    Abstract: The invention provides a device and method for packaging and merchandising personal healthcare products. A first aspect of the invention provides a device for storing health care products, comprising: a plurality of product containers, each product container including: a body; a dispensing portion; and an attachment feature; and a housing including a mating feature adapted to be compatible with the attachment feature of each of the plurality of product containers, wherein connection of the attachment feature of a product container and the mating feature of the housing substantially and non-fixedly secures the product container to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: McNeill-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford Grant, Erin Melcher Beam, William Doskoczynski, Ronald Jaketic, Opher Yom-Tov, Emily Ma, Anthony Pigliacampo, Hans-Christoph Haenlein, Alan Regala, Christine McElhaney, Arvind Gupta, Stephen Kim, Shilajeet Banerjee, Stephen Wahl, Larry Cheng, Prateek Lal
  • Publication number: 20110094990
    Abstract: A closure includes a cup shaped overcap having a depending sidewall. The sidewall is provided with a lug having a plurality of inwardly facing teeth. Each one of the inwardly facing teeth has a gently sloping face and steeply sloping face. The slopes of the gently sloping faces and the steeply sloping faces of at least two of the inwardly facing teeth differ respectively one from another. The closure also includes a cup shaped undercap having a depending sidewall. The sidewall is provided with a plurality of outwardly facing teeth around its periphery. Each one of the teeth has a steeply sloping face and a gently sloping face. The steeply sloping faces and the gently sloping faces of the outwardly facing teeth are adapted to abut respectively, at least two of the steeply sloping faces and the gently sloping faces of the inwardly facing teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: DRUG PLASTICS & GLASS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory SPRISHEN, William Gordon KNESTRICK, III
  • Patent number: 7874440
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes first and second elements having base walls with rectangular peripheries, continuous peripheral walls extending around the peripheries, locking projections or tabs on opposed sections of the peripheral walls, and cylindrical walls extending from the base walls within the peripheral walls and having thread segments. The second element is threadable onto the first element to bring the peripheral walls into aligned abutment and the locking tabs into engagement with the locking projections to resist unthreading of the elements. The peripheral wall of the second element is inwardly flexible and resilient adjacent to the locking tabs to permit manual movement of the locking tabs inward from the locking projections so that the elements can be unthreaded from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Maurice R. Gnepper
  • Patent number: 7857007
    Abstract: A two-part protector for a pipe end provided with an external thread or internal thread has a substantially cylindrical thread part of plastic material that covers the thread of the pipe end and further has a sleeve of metal that is also substantially cylindrical and supports the threaded part rearwardly. The threaded part and the sleeve engage one another lockingly by locking projections and locking cutouts. The sleeve, with a terminal edge that is leading when realizing the locking action, is pressed at least near the locking recesses tightly against the threaded part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Thread Guard Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: George A. Kovacs, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7832577
    Abstract: A package having child-resistant and non-child-resistant modes of operation includes a container having a neck finish with an open end, an external surface surrounding the open end and at least one external first engagement element spaced from the open end. A closure has a base portion, a skirt extending from the base portion, and at least one internal second engagement element on the skirt for engagement with the external first engagement element on the container neck finish in a child-resistant mode of operation. The skirt containing the second engagement element is severable from the base portion of the closure to convert the closure from a child-resistant mode of operation to a non-child-resistant mode of operation. A first annular element within the skirt is disposed for engagement with the external surface on the container neck finish to seal the package in the child-resistant mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Rexam Prescription Products Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Shingle, Maurice R. Gnepper
  • Publication number: 20100230321
    Abstract: A blister pack for dispensing pills that is childproof yet senior-friendly. The blister pack includes a housing, which may be substantially tear-resistant, that encloses one or more blisters contained on a blister sheet. In one embodiment, the cavities of the blisters are positioned such that pills or other objects are dispensed into a chamber. A neck extends outward from the chamber to permit a childproof cap to be removably attached thereto to permit the selective dispensing of the pills in a controlled fashion. In another embodiment, the blister pack may include a chamber for dispensing a first type of pill and a plurality of blisters not aligned with the chamber for dispensing a second type of pill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: COLBERT PACKAGING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Glenn A. Grosskopf
  • Patent number: 7796472
    Abstract: A medicine cap with a timing mechanism that automatically resets upon the removal of the cap from a medicine bottle. A timing device is housed within a medicine camp, with a diaphragm housed below the timing device. The diaphragm has a rod extending upward from a central location, and fastening the cap onto a bottle or container causes the rod to be pushed up into contact with, and activate, the timing device. Upon removal of the cap from the bottle or container, the rod loses contact with the timing device, and the timer is reset. The cap may comprise multiple pieces, so the cap may be used in child-proof mode by the engagement and disengagement of splines on the cap housing and a cap insert. Means are supplied for enabling the constant engaging of the splines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Dennis Brandon
  • Publication number: 20090200259
    Abstract: A closure for a container opening according to one embodiment comprises a plug including a series of projections and being constructed and arranged to be received within the container opening and an overcap constructed and arranged for being attached to the plug so as to close off an interior of the plug and create an assembly. The projections being constructed and arranged for interfit with a specialized wrench socket for threadedly advancing the plug into the container opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Gary M. Baughman
  • Patent number: 7571825
    Abstract: A safety container includes a container main body, an internal cap, and an external cap. The external cap is not rotated with the internal cap in a case where only the external cap is rotated in an opening direction. The external cap is rotated in a state where the external cap is pressed toward an internal cap side. The safety container includes an inner ring having an end part where an engaging part engaged at a top part of the opening part of the container main body is provided and another end part where a slide contact part is provided. The internal cap is rotated with the external cap while the internal cap slides and contacts the slide contact part, by rotating the external cap in a state where the external cap is pressed toward the internal cap side until a rotation angle reaches a designated angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7552832
    Abstract: A closure cap system is provided, including a closure cap which is preferably produced according to a plastic injection molding method and provided with a closure stopper which can be placed on a neck opening which is also preferably made of plastic, said neck opening being that of a bottle container. The closure cap is provided with a bottom and the closure stopper is formed on the inner side of the cap bottom opposite the neck opening. In order to create a functionally secure stopper, said closure stopper is arranged on a plane in a parallel position with regard to the cap bottom such that it can pivot in relation thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Alpla-Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Udo Suffa
  • Publication number: 20090120936
    Abstract: A plastic tamper-evident screw closure is disclosed for containers and bottles. An exemplary tamper-evident screw closure includes a screw cap, which has a cylindrical jacket with an internal thread, and an annular tamper-evident strip which is connected to a free edge of the jacket by breaking webs or the like and is equipped with locking elements. The tamper-evident strip can have a smaller outside diameter than the jacket of the screw cap. The locking elements can be configured as undercut regions in the tamper-evident strip which in each case run between two adjacent breaking webs as a ring segment, and extend from a cylindrical inner wall to an outer wall of the tamper-evident strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2006
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Karl Zauser, Oliver Hoch
  • Publication number: 20090120896
    Abstract: Convertible closure for a container includes an outer closure member having a first child-resistant portion on an inner surface, a first inner closure member having an inner surface arranged to engage with a neck of the container and a second child-resistant portion arranged to selectively engage with the first child-resistant portion on the outer closure member, and a second inner closure member arranged to engage with both the outer closure member and the first inner closure member. The selective engagement of the first and second child-resistant portion is designed so that when engaged, the closure has a non-child resistant configuration (only grasping and rotation of the outer closure member is sufficient to twist the closure out of engagement with the container) and when not engaged therewith, the closure has a child-resistant configuration (grasping, rotation and downward pressure is required to remove the closure from engagement with the container).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: GOLD PASSAGE INC.
    Inventor: Thomas J. SCARLATA
  • Publication number: 20090095699
    Abstract: The convertible child-resistant vial comprises a container having and aperture and a peripheral wall and being provided with a first connection element in the form of contiguous locking and freeing housings provided in a collar extending from the peripheral wall; and a cap hingedly mounted to the container integrally thereof and including a second connection element for cooperating with the first connection element to close the vial in a child safe-manner. The second connection element is in the form of a tooth which is easily removable to convert the child-resistant vial into a non-child-resistant vial. The vial can be molded in a one piece body. The integral mounting of the cap to the container allows easing the distribution and handling of the vial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: Plastimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaetan Milante