Axially Movable Closure Removal Obstacle Or Obstacle Portion Patents (Class 215/220)
  • Patent number: 10893775
    Abstract: A system for attaching a blender container to a blade assembly, which comprises a first mechanism to secure a blender container to a blade assembly. Some embodiments of the system include a second latch mechanism to lock the blender container to the blade assembly while the container and blade assembly are mounted to a base for operation of the blender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Colin Sapire
  • Patent number: 10836560
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a closure for a container, the closure having an asymmetrical protrusion. The invention further relates to a kit of parts for assembling such a closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Lewis Agerton, Brian David Andres, Douglas David Sena
  • Patent number: 10633151
    Abstract: A child resistant closure for a container including an inner portion and an outer portion. The inner portion includes internal threads, a plurality of ramped springs, and a plurality of inner drive teeth. The plurality of ramped springs are spaced apart circumferentially about a longitudinal axis of the closure. The plurality of inner drive teeth are spaced apart circumferentially about the longitudinal axis outboard of the plurality of ramped springs. The outer portion is seated over the inner portion and includes a plurality of protrusions spaced apart circumferentially about the longitudinal axis and configured to contact the plurality of ramped springs. The outer portion also includes a plurality of outer drive teeth spaced apart circumferentially about the longitudinal axis outboard of the plurality of protrusions and configured to contact the plurality of inner drive teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AMCOR RIGID PLASTICS USA, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley S. Philip, Todd Mastic, Peter Bates
  • Patent number: 10618706
    Abstract: Child-resistant containers or packages having spinning collar cap assemblies are provided, as are methods for manufacturing such containers. In various embodiments, the child-resistant container includes a container body having an inner cavity, an opening to the inner cavity, and a container neck circumscribing the opening. A spinning collar is retained around the container neck and is rotatable relative thereto in at least a first rotational direction. The child-resistant container further includes an overcap, which is sized and shaped to enclose the opening when attached to the spinning collar. Through the provision of a suitable threaded interface the overcap can be (i) detached from the spinning collar by rotation of the overcap relative to the spinning collar in the first rotational direction and (ii) removably attached to the spinning collar by rotation of the overcap relative to the spinning collar in a second rotational direction opposite the first rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Peter Sterling, Keith Jon Colacioppo, Glenn William Kaye
  • Patent number: 10526115
    Abstract: In one embodiment there is provided a container assembly configured to hold a substance and including a container and closure configured to thread together. The container having a single continuous channel around an exterior region of its sidewall. The assembly further having a sleeve positioned around the secured closure and container and having a sleeve wall extending from an opened bottom end to an opened top end. The sleeve further further having at least one flange extending internally and fitting into the channel on the container, such that the sleeve freely rotates around the closure. The sleeve is thus configured to freely rotate to prevent a user from removing the closure from the container until pressure is applied downwardly on the top of the closure and applied upwardly on the bottom of the container while twisting in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Berlin Packaging, LLC
    Inventor: Liam Hawry
  • Patent number: 10500347
    Abstract: Described is a cap (60) for covering a needle shield (29) on a needle (26) of a medicament container (20), the cap (60) comprising a cylindrical portion (61) having a first outer diameter, a disc portion (62) disposed on a distal end of the cylindical portion (61), the disc portion (62) having a second outer diameter larger than the first outer diameter; and a gripping surface (63) disposed on an inner surface of the cylindiral portion (61) and adapted to frictionally engage a needle shield (29) on a needle (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: David Darras, Fabien Canepa, Bruno Serre, Jacky Mazzolini
  • Patent number: 10479567
    Abstract: A drink container with torque-limiting lid is provided. The drink container includes a lid that can be threadably coupled to a container body having a volume to hold fluids. The lid can include an inner lid assembly concentric with an outer lid assembly. The inner lid assembly can include a multiple ratchet teeth along an outer perimeter and the outer lid assembly can include one or more ratchet pawls along an inner perimeter and configured to engage the ratchet teeth. Rotational force on the outer lid assembly can be transferred to the inner lid assembly from the ratchet pawls to the ratchet teeth to threadably couple the inner lid assembly to the container body. Once a torque limit is reached, the ratchet pawls can slip along the ratchet teeth preventing further tightening of the inner lid assembly to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NUK USA LLC
    Inventors: Peter Therrien, Richard Rubin, Mario A. Turchi, Steven Madsen
  • Patent number: 10427822
    Abstract: An assembly includes a container with a neck and a tamper-evident closure coupled to the container. The neck has a projection with a groove and a ramp. The tamper-evident closure includes a skirt with two portions engaged with the groove and the ramp. The skirt may be rotated relative to the neck to enlarge a diameter of the skirt and disengage the skirt from the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GUALA CLOSURES S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luca Viale, Marco Giovannini
  • Patent number: 10414561
    Abstract: Multi-piece child resistant safety caps for containers are disclosed. A feature of the safety caps is to provide releasable securement to a container. In some embodiments, the safety cap includes a casing with at least one downwardly projecting fin and an insert with at least one upwardly projecting protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Pascal Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Mehran M. Moghaddam, Manuel Alberto Alvarez
  • Patent number: 10414560
    Abstract: The invention involves a childproof jar that suitable for medicinal items such as tablets, medication or other consumables that may be desirably restricted from children. The childproof mechanism that restricts access to the contents of the jar may employ a childproof cap comprising an outer cap and an inner cap that is operable by applying a force along the rotational axis of the cap—or by pressing down on the cap and twisting or rotating the cap. Typically, the jar is treated or coated with a uv-treatment or coating that limits or prevents light from reaching the contents of the jar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: A&A Fulfillment Center, Inc.
    Inventors: David Aryanpanah, Brian Anav
  • Patent number: 10370161
    Abstract: A child resistant closure for use on a container that include an inner closure member having a threaded portion and an outer closure member coupled to the inner closure member for axial translation there between. A series of engagement features extend between the inner and outer closure to permit selective engagement of the outer closure to the inner closure to effect removal of the child resistant closure. The outer closure includes a diaphragm member disposed along the distal end surface of the outer closure. The diaphragm member is inwardly directed and contacts the inner closure member thereby biasing the outer closure member into an operationally disengaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Amcor Rigid Plastics USA, LLC
    Inventors: Don F. Yeager, Todd Mastic, Bradley S. Philip, David Downing, James Mierzwiak
  • Patent number: 10232990
    Abstract: A child resistant storage container is provided. The child resistant storage container has a housing having a top half, a bottom half and a generally hollow interior storage area. A locking mechanism temporarily secures the top half of the device to the bottom half of the device. The top half has a plurality of opposing teeth that allow the top half to be separated from the bottom half only when the locking teeth of the top half are engaged with each other. The interior of the child resistant storage container may be used to store items such as medications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: COMPLIANT PACKAGING LLC
    Inventors: George Sang, Brian Estey
  • Patent number: 10202224
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing nozzle having an opening, a removable cap, a residual liquid evaporation path between the opening and the exterior of the nozzle, an element for blocking the evaporation path, mobile in the cap between a blocking position and a position opening the evaporation path, the cap including an exterior envelope and an interior envelope that are coaxial, and mobile relative to one another in an axial direction between: a storage configuration; a configuration for unscrewing the cap when a bearing force exerted on the cap has an intensity greater than a predetermined threshold; a safety configuration if a bearing force exerted on the cap has an intensity lower than the predetermined threshold or if no bearing force is exerted on the cap, the blocking element being configured to be driven by the movement of the exterior envelope to pass from the blocking position to the opening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nemera la Verpilliere
    Inventor: Gaëtan Painchaud
  • Patent number: 10160578
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include a child resistant packaging system that makes use of a container, a protective sleeve and a two part child resistant lid with inner lid and an outer lid that are co-axially aligned. The protective sleeve has a recessed groove that substantially matches a corresponding lip on the container enabling the protective sleeve to retain the container without a stretch fit. Also provided is a sleeve for protecting a container that is constructed from a molded silicone and has a recessed groove for retaining a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Eric Harvey
  • Patent number: 10118739
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a child resistant closure for a bottle or container. More specifically, the present invention relates to improved two-cap structure assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Dong, Laszlo Moharita, Richard A. Lappine, Peter M. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 9926115
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein relates to a side press safety cap, wherein when an outer cap is rotated to opening direction with sides of the outer cap pressurized, a first rotation protrusion of an outer cap is interlocked with open guide protrusions of an inner cap, rotating the inner cap, and thereby an inner cap is opened. On the other hand, when the outer cap is rotated to closing direction, a second rotation protrusion is interlocked with close guide protrusions, rotating the inner cap and thereby the inner cap is closed. As a result, the side press safety cap is possible to be opened and closed stably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: YONWOO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seo-Hui Jung, Sung-Woo Cheon, Shin-Bok Jung
  • Patent number: 9840353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a child resistant closure for a bottle or container. More specifically, the present invention relates to improved two-cap structure assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Dong, Laszlo Moharita, Richard A. Lappine, Peter M. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 9586738
    Abstract: The invention relates to a child safety closing device (1) associated with a container (2), operating according to a design of two plugs (3, 4) embedded into each other, and allowing a vertical translation movement of the outer plug (4) relative to the inner screw-threaded plug (3) providing an unscrewing possibility and fitted with a first-opening indicator ring (5) connected by breakage bridges (8) to the outer plug (4) capable of vertical translation movement, characterized in that: a) said ring (5) has on its inner surface notches (9) for preventing its rotation when unscrewing the device by interaction with corresponding notches (10) formed on the neck of the associated container inside a peripheral groove (11) outside said collar, in order to induce the braking of the bridges by shearing; b) the upper wall of the groove (11) defines a guiding shoulder (12) for said ring (5) during the vertical translation movement of the ring (5) when connected to the outer plug; c) the notches (10) inside the groove (5
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: CLARIANT PRODUCTION (FRANCE) S.A.S.
    Inventors: Bruno Herrbach, Bruno Guillon
  • Patent number: 9580213
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a child resistant closure for a bottle or container. More specifically, the present invention relates to improved two-cap structure assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Dong, Laszlo Moharita, Richard A. Lappine, Peter M. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 9527655
    Abstract: A marking wand includes a paint canister and a frame that receives the paint canister. The paint canister loads into a chamber provided at the bottom of the frame so that a dispenser of the paint canister faces downwardly toward the ground. Once the paint canister is loaded in the frame, a user can hold a handle at the top of the frame and pull a trigger included in the handle to actuate the dispenser by pushing the dispenser in a predetermined location thereby discharging paint from the paint canister and marking the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Brett J Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9327877
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Comar, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Manera, John B. Daly
  • Patent number: 9095667
    Abstract: The invention relates to a syringe cap (1) for a medical syringe (28), having two cap parts (2, 3) displaceable toward each other, wherein a motion of the cap parts (2, 3) toward each other takes place when the syringe cap (1) is first removed from the syringe (28). In order to disclose a syringe cap for a medical syringe, wherein a first use can be advantageously determined and handling is simple, according to the invention an indicator element is displaced into a display setting and the display element (6) can be removed from the syringe (28) together with the cap parts (2, 3) of the syringe cap (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: SCHOTT Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Alfred Von Schuckmann
  • Patent number: 9055803
    Abstract: A fluid applicator includes an applicator body, a foam element, and a fabric cover protecting the foam element. The applicator body includes a foam element support platform having first and second sides. A foam element engaging surface is provided on the first side of the foam element support platform. A foam element retaining wall is disposed at a peripheral edge of the foam element engaging surface. The foam element has a first side supported on the foam element engaging surface, a second side opposite the first side, and a peripheral edge at least partially enclosed by the retaining wall. A fabric mounting surface is disposed outside the retaining wall. The fabric cover is arranged on the second side of the foam element and is peripherally bonded to the fabric mounting surface. A fluid port provides fluid communication between the first side and second sides of the foam element support platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: TMP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward M. Purizhansky, Clint S. Winter, Matthew S. Mantelli
  • Patent number: 9045265
    Abstract: A child-proof closure cap for containers having an inner cap and an outer cap assembled for tilting with respect to each other. The inner cap includes an outer surface with notches for engagement with internal teeth on an inner surface of the outer cap to facilitate removal of the closure cap from the container with either left hand or right hand operation according to user's natural ability. The outer cap has a spring that is adapted to spring load the outer cap in a non-tilt arrangement relative to the inner cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory Mark Adamczak
  • Publication number: 20150122767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to child-resistant closures, and more particularly to child-resistant closures with multiple caps, engaged by two oppositely acting locking system, which offer advantages over the prior art by enabling easier opening, yet remains child-resistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Sumanth Kumar Reddy Mettu, Santosh Kumar Das, Sunil Kumar Kaul
  • Publication number: 20150076103
    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: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Nathaniel KOLLER, Douglas S. CAMOMILE, Bruce T. CLEEVELY, Lissa Biesecker LONGACRE
  • 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: 8857638
    Abstract: An inner shell for a child-resistant closure includes radial driven lugs extending in a radially outward direction from an inner skirt and extending axially along the inner skirt, radial abutments extending in a radially outward direction from the inner skirt and extending axially along the inner skirt adjacent to and spaced apart from the radial driven lugs in a counterclockwise direction around the inner skirt, and pockets disposed between the radial driven lugs and the radial abutments. An outer shell for the closure includes radial driving lugs extending in a radially inward direction from an outer skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: BPRex Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Brian John Brozell
  • Patent number: 8852669
    Abstract: Methods and devices coat, at least regions of, a medical implant, preferably of an artificial joint or a fixation for a joint. The method provides a medical implant, fills a device with a liquid having at least one pharmaceutically active substance, wherein the device has a compressed, at least over regions thereof, elastic, porous transfer means increases a volume of the transfer means, whereby the liquid is taken up at least partly into the pores of the transfer means, and transfers the liquid from the transfer means to a medical implant surface to be coated. The device coats, at least regions of, a medical implant, by means of the method, whereby the device has a compressed, at least over regions thereof, elastic, porous transfer means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Ekaterini Copanaki, Sebastian Gaiser
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8474634
    Abstract: A child resistant closure having an outer cap and an inner cap each of which has a base wall on a peripheral skirt with sets of lugs on the inner surface of the outer closure member and on the outer surface of the inner closure member which are adapted to be engaged when the members are moved axially toward one another. The outer surface of the inner cap is provided with a plurality of vents to allow for increased evacuation of fluid between the inner and outer cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Mark K. Branson, Brian J. Brozell
  • Patent number: 8459478
    Abstract: The self-opening closure includes a pouring spout (10), which can be assembled leak-proof on a combipack or a container spout sealed with foil material, twist cap (9) and a self-opening sleeve (1) arranged inside the pouring spout, which can be made to rotate by the twist cap. The self-opening sleeve forms on its upper edge an indentation (4), which becomes smaller towards the bottom edge (6) and tapers off into the same. There are guiding means present on the outer side of the self-opening sleeve and on the inner side of the pouring spout so that the self-opening sleeve is guided downwards by rotation on the pouring spout. The indentation (4) lies partially inside the pouring spout and partially below the same after unscrewing of the cover cap and forms an air inlet channel, which results in a steady outpour of the liquid content of a combipack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: SIG Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Roger Alther, Rolf Weiss, Egon Lang, Thomas Hocker
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8397959
    Abstract: A packaging container formed by a container body has a connector with a thread. The connector has a predetermined breaking point where a tear-off part may be torn off. The tear-off part has a handle and may be torn off without a tool. The container body is fitted with an application nozzle which, when not in use, is positioned on the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Fischbach KG Kunststoff-Technik
    Inventor: Achim Helmenstein
  • Patent number: 8360257
    Abstract: The invention relates to a screw cap (10) capable of being screwed onto the neck (44) of a container body (40), the screw cap comprising a substantially cylindrical screw section (17) comprising a screw thread (16) on its inner face, at least one tamper evidence member (18) for indicating an initial opening of the screw cap (10), and a desiccant chamber (24) located radially inwardly to the screw section, wherein the screw section (17) is radially resilient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Airsec S.A.S.
    Inventors: Vincent Sebille, Benoit Portier, Jacquy Lebon, Valère Logel
  • Patent number: 8316622
    Abstract: A child resistant cap assembly for a bottle is disclosed comprising an inner cap and outer cap. When an external pressure is applied to the outer cap, the teeth on the outer cap engage with the inner cap. While engaged, the cap assembly is rotated in a counter clockwise direction to unfasten or unscrew the cap assembly from the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Shriji Polymers India Limited
    Inventors: Vishnu Jajoo, Anurag Somani
  • 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: 8286812
    Abstract: The invention disclosed is a cap or other device and method of using same, the device comprising at least a first and second member, the cap having a first configuration in which the first and second members are rotatably connected to each other, and a second configuration in which the first and second members are fixed to each other. The second configuration is substantially irreversible, such that the device cannot be reverted to the first configuration without the aid of tools, breaking the device, or causing the device to lose functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Andrzej Buczkowski
  • Patent number: 8286811
    Abstract: A child-proof closure cap for containers having an inner cap and an outer cap assembled for tilting with respect to each other. The inner cap includes a partially spherical or curved outer surface with notches for engagement with internal teeth on a partially spherical or curved inner surface of the outer cap to facilitate removal of the closure cap from the container with either left hand or right hand operation according to user's natural ability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory Mark Adamczak
  • 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: 8205761
    Abstract: A child-resistant container closure includes a base cap having a top, a skirt, and a plurality of asymmetric teeth recessed in the skirt below the top, and a cover cap having a top, a skirt, and a plurality of asymmetric downwardly extending teeth adjacent to the skirt, the teeth being adapted for asymmetric engagement with the base cap teeth, the skirt having a plurality of interspersed vertical legs each spaced apart from adjacent legs by vertical openings, the legs being joined at a bottom end of the skirt by a support ring, the base cap teeth each having a sloped sliding face to ensure that one of the cover cap teeth will drop into a notch between adjacent base cap teeth when the cover cap is rotated in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Stull Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Stull, Sr., Robert T. Auer
  • Publication number: 20120138561
    Abstract: An inner shell for a child-resistant closure includes radial driven lugs extending in a radially outward direction from an inner skirt and extending axially along the inner skirt, radial abutments extending in a radially outward direction from the inner skirt and extending axially along the inner skirt adjacent to and spaced apart from the radial driven lugs in a counterclockwise direction around the inner skirt, and pockets disposed between the radial driven lugs and the radial abutments. An outer shell for the closure includes radial driving lugs extending in a radially inward direction from an outer skirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: REXAM CLOSURE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Brian John Brozell
  • Patent number: 8186526
    Abstract: A child resistant closure having an outer cap and an inner cap combined together. The caps are provided with complementary engaging ratcheting teeth making it possible to turn the caps as a unit in a closing direction but permits relative rotation of the caps upon rotation of the outer cap in an opening direction unless the outer cap is simultaneously deflected axially relative to the inner cap. Complementary load bearing surfaces are provided on the caps to prevent axial deflection when the caps are in a predetermined position and the caps resist rotation from this predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Branson, Brian Brozell, Paul Zurawick
  • Patent number: 8157115
    Abstract: A child-resistant cap comprises: 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 disposed between the inner cap and the outer cap for transmitting a rotation force of the outer cap to the inner cap only when the outer cap is downwardly moved with a force more than a certain degree; and a sealing member removing unit formed at the inner cap for removing a sealing member sealed at the vessel inlet when the inner cap is detached from the vessel inlet, and storing the removed sealing member in the inner cap. Since the sealing member removing unit is integrally formed at the cap, the sealing member is automatically removed at the time of opening the cap. Accordingly, the sealing member needs not to be additionally removed, and thus a usage convenience is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Hee Kwon Rho
  • Publication number: 20120085725
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a child resistant cap assembly having an outer cap and an inner cap assembly that is difficult to be opened by children, and at the same time is simple and easy to use by adults. At the time of locking, the outer cap block and the inner cap block is stuck and after locking, are immovable. The cap is difficult to open by children. To open the cap, one must push the outer cap down and then turn the cap. The child resistant cap assembly has an outer cap, an inner cap assembly that is difficult to be opened by children and at the same time is simple and easy to use by a grownup. The child resistant cap assembly has an outer cap and an inner cap assembly that is difficult to be opened by children and at the same time is simple and easy to use by a grownup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Parekhplast India Private Limited
    Inventors: Tushar Parekh, Pankaj Sonawane
  • 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: 8109396
    Abstract: A bi-injected closure is provided which includes a gripping area molded on the exterior of the closure through a bi-injection technique. As a result of the closure having a high frictional material positioned on the exterior of the closure, the slide area acts to allow the closure to move freely and unrestricted in material handling machinery without the gripping material restricting movement of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Robinson, William J. Shankland
  • Patent number: 8100300
    Abstract: A rotate, squeeze and lift child resistant safety cap with a dispenser actuator for attachment to a pressurized container having a dispenser stem on its top includes: an inner member for attachment to either the container or its closure, the inner member having an outer member interlocking component, being one of a circular track and a circular rail, the circular track having inside and outside ledges with a track space between the inside and outside ledges, the track space having a predetermined track space width, the circular rail having inside and outside protrusions adapted to ride inside the track space and under the ledges, the protrusions having widths less than the track space width and greater than one half the track space width; and an outer member being an outer closure having a circular bottom that is semi-flexible, and at its circular bottom, having the other of the one of a circular track and a circular rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: DeJonge Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Stuart W. DeJonge
  • Patent number: 8056742
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure includes a plastic inner shell having a base wall with a peripheral skirt, at least one internal thread segment on the peripheral skirt and a plurality of internal lugs on the base wall adjacent to the skirt. A plastic outer shell has a base wall with a peripheral skirt and a plurality of internal L-shaped lugs at a juncture of the base wall and the peripheral skirt. Each of the L-shaped lugs includes a first portion extending radially inwardly along an undersurface of the base wall of the outer shell for engaging the external lugs on the inner shell, and a second portion extending axially along an inner surface of the peripheral skirt of the outer shell for slidably engaging the inner shell and aligning the inner shell within the outer shell. The second portions of the L-shaped lugs preferably have rounded radially inwardly facing surfaces for reduced sliding friction with the skirt of the inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Brozell, Philip J. Robinson