With Structure For Removably Holding An Article Or Material Patents (Class 215/227)
  • Patent number: 10448787
    Abstract: A food processor having a detachable, spring-loaded lid is provided. The lid is pivotally connected to a work bowl via a spring-loaded hinge that biases the lid to an open position. A manually operable latch on the lid opposite the hinge allows a user to close the lid and lock the lid to the work bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph W. Zakowski
  • Patent number: 10343809
    Abstract: A container includes a base defining a perimeter opening and a top surface within the perimeter opening. The top surface includes a plurality of discrete openings defining respective compartments extending downwardly from the top surface of the base. A first reclosable lid covers the perimeter opening when the container is closed to resist transfer of solid matter between the compartments of the base. An additional reclosable lid encloses one of the compartments to resist liquid from exiting the compartment when the compartment is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Inline Plastics Corp.
    Inventors: Herb Knutson, Sarah Hobson, Irene Makarchuk, Teddy Lozowski
  • Patent number: 10247068
    Abstract: An oil separating module for an internal combustion engine, including: an oil separator, an oil return arranged such that separated oil can flow through the oil return to an oil sump, a mounting, and a non-return valve having: a valve housing having a throughbore with a first end opening and a second end opening, and a valve body movably mounted in the valve housing such that the valve body transitions between an open position and a closed position. When the first end opening is above the second end opening, the valve body automatically transitions to, or remains in, the closed position when a second end opening pressure is greater than a first end opening pressure by at least a threshold pressure difference, and the valve body automatically transitions to, or remains in, the open position when the second pressure is not greater than the first pressure by at least the threshold pressure difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Manfred Brand, Doerte Petigk, Thomas Schrader
  • Patent number: 9913490
    Abstract: A thin-walled polypropylene product display tube. The thin-walled polypropylene product display tube includes a tubular member having a closed end, an open end, an inner diameter and, between the closed end and the open end, a first outer diameter, the open end terminating in a flared portion having a second outer diameter, the tubular member having a wall thickness sufficient to yield a level of haze equal to or less than 8%. A process for forming a thin-walled polypropylene product display tube is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: James Lindsay Clark
  • Patent number: 9908795
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for generating functional water which allows a container to be connected to a water bottle with an opening part which is standardized and available in the market, thus reducing water filled in the water bottle into functional water which is formed of oxygen water, sterilized and deodorized water, hydrogen or ionized water. The apparatus includes a container which accommodates a functional water generating member, wherein the upper and lower sides are blocked by an upper plate and a lower plate; and a water bottle connection part which is formed in the center of the upper plate while communicating with the inside of the container and is configured to connect separable the opening part of the water bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Yong Kyun Chung
  • Patent number: 9669965
    Abstract: An additive package for storing automotive treatment chemicals. Additive components can be combined and added to a vehicle cooling or other system to enhance or repair system performance in a motor vehicle, and stop and prevent leaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Prestone Products Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas G. Kalagher
  • Patent number: 9574974
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sampler for sampling sediment suspended in fluid, the sampler including a container and a closure. The container includes an opening through which fluid can enter and be contained therein. The closure is associated with the opening of the container and includes a moveable part which on tipping or inversion of the sampler moves between an open and a closed position. In the opened position, the sample can enter the container through the opening and be contained therein, and in the closed position, fluid in the container is substantially prevented from leaving the container. The invention also relates to variant forms of the invention and a method of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Charles Stevens
  • Patent number: 9487335
    Abstract: A closure is provided having a first section and a second section. The first section includes a first circumferential side wall and a non-child resistant engaging mechanism disposed adjacent the first circumferential side wall. The second section includes a second circumferential side wall and a child resistant engaging mechanism disposed adjacent the second circumferential side wall. A divider wall is disposed between the first circumferential side wall and the second circumferential side wall for closing an opening of the container when the closure is installed on the container. The divider wall forms a first section cavity and a second section cavity. A liner is disposed in at least one of the first section cavity and the second section cavity adjacent the divider wall, the liner including liner indicia printed thereon and a tab element extending away from the divider wall for enhancing removal of the liner from the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 9237692
    Abstract: A molded planter includes a container and a separate rim insert for providing the appearance of a wide upper rim. The rim insert is configured to snap fit into the upper annular edge of the container. When the rim insert and container are assembled, the upper annular edge of the container extends to or above the upper surface of the rim insert such that there is no visible seam between the container and rim insert when the planter is viewed from the side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: ATT SOUTHERN INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Harbaugh
  • Patent number: 9004302
    Abstract: Improved packages, methods for manufacturing the packages and methods for producing beverages using the packages are provided. The packages (10) include a cap (60), a container (20), and an adapter (30) positioned between and connected to the cap and container. The adapter (30) is configured to penetrate seals (28, 66) on the cap and the container by means of a spike member (50) to allow contents (p) of the cap (60) to mix with contents (d) of the container (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-daniel Ginzburg, Martinas Jurgis Kuslys
  • Patent number: 8910832
    Abstract: Device for the preservation of substances to be kept separate until their application includes a container (2), which is provided with an at least partially deformable body (6), and a delivery mouth (4), on which there is provided a delivery element for delivering the mixture. A watertight chamber (5) is arranged between the delivery mouth and the body of the container and is provided with a connection mouth (12) for the connection to the body (6), which is closed by cap means (20). A component of the substance to be delivered is contained in the watertight chamber (5), whereas another component is contained in the body (6). The communication between the two components is established by removing said cap, by interference between the walls of the cap and the walls of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Inge S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alessio Nobbio
  • Patent number: 8887942
    Abstract: A collapsible drinking cup assembly having a plurality of annular ring segments each flexibly coupled together, end-to-end. An upper drinking lip segment of the ring segments includes an interior and exterior sidewall such that the drinking lip segment tapers inwardly from a lower base portion to an annular upper distal edge thereof. A support floor of the cup apparatus includes an annular bottom flange extending radially beyond an exterior wall of the bottom ring segment. Atop lid member extends over an opening into the cup apparatus, and includes a pair of opposed, inner and outer contact walls that collectively define an annular receiving groove therebetween. The cup apparatus can be expanded from a collapsed position to an expanded position when both the annular bottom flange and the lid member are radially gripped and axially pulled apart longitudinally thereof before separation of the lid member from the drinking lip segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Humangear, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Miksovsky, Clint N. Slone
  • Patent number: 8875925
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an improved cup cover that includes a base having a slit extending from an edge, and a protrusion extending from the base. The slit can be configured to receive a string associated with a teabag. The protrusion can be divided into a first half and a second half by a through-slot which may be configured to receive the string associated with the teabag. The first half and the second half of the protrusion may be configured to releaseably secure the string associated with the teabag therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Epoca International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Melzer
  • Patent number: 8839982
    Abstract: A dispensing capsule, comprising a cap body including a chamber, whereby the bottom of the chamber is sealed by a sealing member. The cap body includes one or more plungers, each plunger received in a sub-chamber of the chamber, and one or more flexible actuators engaged to the one or more plungers, whereby the actuators are accessible at a top portion of the cap body. The flexible actuators may comprise a bellow-type blast or stepped blast. In some embodiments, a dust cover is provided to cover said top portion of the cap body. By applying pressure to the one or more actuators, the one or more plungers displace downward and break at least a portion of the sealing member. This allows for independent dispensing of an ingredient stored in each of the sub-chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventors: Michael R. Anderson, Lillemor I. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140246395
    Abstract: A closure is provided for a bottle having an inside surface defining a mouth. The closure may include a head portion comprising a chamber for housing an item and defining an opening, an imperforate stub portion coupled to a bottom of the head portion and configured to extend across the mouth and engage the bottle inside surface with a releasable interference fit, and a cap releasably coupled to the head portion and extending over the opening to retain the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Brad T. Joubert, Jonathan P. Mitts
  • Patent number: 8807362
    Abstract: A bottle cap that is an apparatus for containing heterogeneous materials, applied in the discharge direction of materials in a container, comprises: a main body coupled to a bottle neck; and a containing unit assembled inside the main body with a storage space. An activated unit is assembled in the center of the upper support unit of the main body. An activation unit for downward movement is coupled to the activated unit so that the activated unit may move downward by a separate activation unit. An opening/closing unit is coupled with the lower part of the activated unit with the above structure in order to seal an opening/closing hole of the storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Jeong-Min Lee, Seong-Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 8757421
    Abstract: Disclosed are packages for serving and storing powdered beverages and associated methods. A package for storing a powdered instant beverage comprises a first container, a utensil, and a lid. The lid is configured to engage with the first container so that the lid and the container enclose an interior volume. The lid comprises a lid body, a lid insert configured to be secured to the lid body, and a utensil-holding structure on the lid insert. The lid insert comprises a utensil recess configured to receive at least a portion of the utensil, and a handling recess configured to facilitate the removal and securing of the utensil to the lid. The utensil-holding structure is configured to removably secure the utensil to the lid insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Starbucks Corporation
    Inventors: Darlene Yang, Mary Jo Werlein
  • Patent number: 8757408
    Abstract: A closure for beverage containers, such as wine bottles, champagne bottles, beer bottles, liquor bottles, soda bottles, and the like, may include a head portion defining a chamber for housing an item and an opening for providing access to the item. The closure may further include a stub portion for sealing a mouth of the bottle and a cap that releasably engages the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: Brad T. Joubert, Jonathan P. Mitts
  • Patent number: 8740012
    Abstract: A heat-sealable, plastic bottle with an internal scraper and an inner seal is described. More particularly, the present application relates to a heat-sealable, plastic bottle having an opening with an internal scraper chord that is less than or equal to the diameter of the circular opening, an inner seal, and a cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Phoenix Closures, Inc.
    Inventor: Len Ekkert
  • Patent number: 8701906
    Abstract: A dispensing cap for storing one or more ingredients in the cap body until the time of use. The stored ingredients in the cap are dispensed manually into a primary container for mixing. The dispensing cap includes a push-pull, flow-through drinking spout with a fluid valve for opening and closing the fluid flow from the primary container. The dispensing cap body includes several elements all of which are formed in a single molded cap body. The storage chamber of the dispensing cap includes a foil seal that can be partially opened by an activating member manually connected to the drinking spout for dispensing the ingredients into the primary container. The cap body is threadably attached to a primary container threaded neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Blast Max LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8695819
    Abstract: A cap dispensing chamber to hold powder and/or liquids in a contained unit with a line of weakening, including but not limited to for bottles, pouches, cartons, cans, drums, IV bags, syringes, and any other type of container that can hold a product. The body and the plunger fits snugly with one another allowing ingredients to be stored and activated by an individual when on a as needed basis. A dust cover for allowing RFID, Nano and barcodes that can be applied during or post manufacturing or any location on or in the invention A body can be molded with a screw cap, snap lid, click-in, or by itself that can ultimately fit on any type or style container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Blast Max LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8672156
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein disclose a bottle and cap. The cap seals the bottle and thereby defines a compartment within the bottle for storing liquid or other material. The cap also includes an internal compartment for storing a liquid or other material in a sealed manner. The cap is designed to readily allow for sterilization during manufacturing, maintaining proper sealing of the compartments, dispensing material from one compartment into the other and providing a tamper-resistant closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Cap Craft Corp.
    Inventors: Andrej Martinovic, Richard J. Zakka
  • Patent number: 8672154
    Abstract: The fillable closure with a triggering pushbutton comprises a filler neck (3) that is to be screwed onto or joined to a container neck (4) as well as a closure cap (1) which is associated to the filler neck (3) and can be joined, pivoted and snapped-on the filler neck (3) by means of a hinge connection. A separately fillable container (2) can be inserted into the filler neck (3), the container being closed at the bottom with a sealing foil (19) that can be pierced or cut open. The closure cap (1) comprises a cap cover as a pusher disc (7), which can be pressed downward in the axial direction while deforming. By pressing the cap cover downward on the container (2) inserted in the filler neck or on a rigid opening element accommodated therein, the opening element can be pressed downward so that the sealing foil (19) of the container (2) can be pierced and cut open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignees: Belcap Switzerland AG, RIWISA AG
    Inventor: Fritz Seelhofer
  • Patent number: 8662294
    Abstract: A multi-flavor flavoring system is disclosed. The system includes a flexible substrate having a first surface adapted to be secured to a beverage bottle and at least one flavor packet secured to a second surface of the substrate. The flavor packet of the system includes a cylinder and a plunger within the cylinder. The system may include a radial flange about an interior surface of the cylinder and an annular groove about a periphery of the plunger. The annular groove is adapted to engage the radial flange to bias the plunger in a first position. Whereupon user movement of the plunger permits the groove to move past the flange to bias the plunger in a second position within the cylinder to pierce the side wall of the beverage bottle to allow flavoring liquid of the flavor packet to be in fluid communication with contents of the beverage bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Zack Benbassat
  • Publication number: 20140048506
    Abstract: Provided is a powdered raw material, which is housed in a housing portion (12) of a type of a bottle cap 1 which has the housing portion (12) that houses the powdered raw material, and of which the housing portion (12) is opened by an uncapping operation, and then causes the raw material to be released into the bottle. Using a multi-functional powder property measuring instrument multi-tester, the powdered raw material is dropped onto a watch glass from a powder falling point, a dropped mass and a mass on the watch glass are measured, and a degree of dispersion which is obtained from the following formula (1) is equal to or more than 5% and equal to or lower than 40%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: FRESH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8627967
    Abstract: A drinking container has an interior space (5) for receiving a drinking liquid (14) and a container opening (4) preferably arranged on the top side of the container, into which a closure device (3) with a receiving chamber (9) is provided. The content of the receiving chamber can be selectively released into the interior space (5). The closure device (3) has an externally threaded upper part (6) and a bottom part (7) as well as connection elements (8) disposed therebetween. The receiving chamber (9) is formed between the upper part and the lower part, and has an introduction opening (22) leading to the interior space. Thus, the content of the receiving chamber (9) is releasable into the interior space by a turning-in process of the closure device. The drinking container is suitable for preparing an unstable mixed drink of creatine powder (13) and an aqueous drinking solution (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Florian Enghard
  • Publication number: 20140001144
    Abstract: A baby bottle cap which comprises a one-piece cap which attaches to the open end of a baby bottle neck, a flexible straw extending from the interior of the baby bottle, through the inlet of the cap to a position outside of the baby bottle, and a removable sealing disk. The innermost hole of the inlet applies pressure to the flexible straw to create a leak-proof seal between the cap and the flexible straw and to hold the flexible straw in place. The sealing disk is secured to the underside of the cap which will create a leak-proof seal for traveling and storage. This apparatus will be used for a toddler that is weaning off of a bottle nipple learning to drink from a straw and used as a drinking device for the toddler years.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
  • Publication number: 20130334162
    Abstract: An adjustable cap comprising a grip and a hub is coupled to the grip. Wherein the grip and the hub are configured to rotate independently of each other and a plurality of legs is coupled to the hub and a lock coupled to the hub wherein the hub and the lock are configured to rotate independently of each other. The lock is further configured to move the legs toward a center of the lock and a cap thread is coupled to the hub wherein the cap thread is configured to move down when the grip is rotated. A plate is coupled to the cap thread wherein the plate is configured to rotate independently of the cap thread. The adjustable cap provides a seal on multiple bottle opening sizes that can be used with a tube to withdraw fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
  • Patent number: 8556094
    Abstract: A baby formula delivery assembly includes a container that has a bottom wall, a top wall, and a perimeter wall extending between the top and bottom walls. A housing has an upper wall and a peripheral wall that is attached to and extends downwardly from the upper wall. The peripheral wall extends downwardly around the container adjacent to the top wall and is rotatably and non-removably coupled to the container. A lower wall is attached to the peripheral and is spaced from the upper wall and defines an interior space of the housing. The lower wall has a second powder aperture extending therethrough. A nipple is attached to the upper wall and is in fluid communication with the interior space of the housing. A quantity of water is positioned within the container. A quantity of baby formula is positioned within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventors: Jeddah B Brown, Jessica Rimene, Delwyn Hawk
  • Patent number: 8556103
    Abstract: With an eye towards achieving the objective of configuring and refining a closure in such a way that an available space defined by the support element is effectively utilized while the volume of the chamber is maximized, a closure to be screwed onto a container, comprises a closure cap and a screw cap that can be twisted together with each other as well as relative to each other, whereby the closure cap has a support element that can be screwed to the screw cap, whereby the closure cap and the screw cap delimit a chamber that holds a substance and that can be opened by twisting the screw cap relative to the closure cap, thereby opening up at least one passage, and whereby the screw cap has a chamber wall whose free end surrounds a chamber bottom that is formed in the closure cap, wherein the screw cap has a lid section onto which the chamber wall is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Sanner GmbH
    Inventor: Kai Tiesberger
  • Publication number: 20130248480
    Abstract: A device for packaging, conserving, and extemporaneously preparing a plurality of active principles, including a reservoir having a compartment for containing a volume of liquid, the reservoir including a neck defining a dispenser opening; a head that is movable relative to the reservoir between a first distal position for conservation and a second proximate position for preparation; a leaktight closure mechanism; and a rupture mechanism for rupturing the closure mechanism. The closure mechanism is formed by a blister that contains at least two active principles and has at least two compartments, each compartment containing an active principle. The blister is fastened on the neck of the reservoir so as to close it, such that after opening the blister by the rupture mechanism, the active principles enter into contact with the liquid and dissolve therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Philippe Perovitch
  • Patent number: 8522841
    Abstract: A soft drink container includes a plurality of the additive storage containers, a plurality of additive contents contained in the additive storage containers, an additive storage selector, a base storage container containing at least one base liquid, and a mechanism operable to release the additive contents into the base liquid storage. The plurality of additive contents may include at least one of salts, spices, flavoring, color agents, odors, fragrances, vitamins, thickeners, enhancers, fruit distillers, preservatives and vitamins. The additive storage selector is operable to separately align each of the plurality of additive storage containers with an opening of the base storage container and is operable to release a selected additive content into the base liquid container. The additive storage selector may further include a piercer operable to pierce the base storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Enpulz, L.L.C.
    Inventor: James D. Bennett
  • Patent number: 8523837
    Abstract: The invention comprises a novel apparatus for delivering a nutritive substance comprising a container body having a base at one end, an upper portion adapted for removable receipt of a closure, the upper portion defining an opening therein, and a chamber defined by the container body, the chamber being in fluid communication with the opening. A laminate seal having at least two layers is bonded across the opening and is adapted to provide an airtight seal across the opening and prevent contact between said nutritive substance and the contents of said container until said seal is altered. The laminate seal comprises a first layer permanently bonded to a rim defining the opening in the upper portion and a second layer that is releasably coupled to the first layer. A nutritive substance is bonded to the first layer. The container additionally comprises a closure removably coupled to the upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company
    Inventors: Robin P. Wiggins, Rick Grelewicz, Nagendra Rangavajla, Joshua C. Anthony, Patrick E. McCallister
  • Patent number: 8485372
    Abstract: A lotion bottle in which different lotions are received for separate use or mixed use is provided. The lotion bottle includes an outer bottle and an inner bottle. Different lotions are received in the outer bottle and the inner bottle respectively. By pushing out a rotating assembly, a lotion received in the inner bottle moves towards a feeding head so as to be mixed with the other lotion received in the outer bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Jui-Sheng Ho
  • Patent number: 8464883
    Abstract: A closure device for addition of a liquid substance separately packaged therein into an associated container containing a gas release liquid includes a connector sleeve and a twist cap fitting thereon. The connector sleeve holds a cup inside with the cup bottom extending into the container connector. The cup includes therein a substance container containing the liquid substance, disposed above a piercing and cutting mechanism having upwardly directed cutting tips and a downward arbor, and the cup has an opening at the bottom closed by the arbor. When the twist cap is rotated in the loosening direction, the piercing and cutting mechanism is moved upward, causing piercing of the substance container, and exposing the opening thereby pressure compensation occurs between the cup and container. Further loosening of twist cap causes pressure drop in the container, and the liquid substance is injected through the opening of the cup into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Fritz Seelhofer
  • Publication number: 20130112646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bottle cap comprising: an insertion part configured to be fitted into the inner circumference of the slider for blocking the inner circumference of the slider; a sealing ring configured to be extended at a lateral side of a lower end of the insertion part for sealing the lower end of the slider; an extension pipe configured to be extended to the lower side of the sealing ring and having at least one shrinkage inducing groove cut lengthwise on the extension pipe such that a diameter of the extension pipe is decreased by an outside pressing force; and a hook protruding from the outer side of the extension pipe in an outward direction from the extension pipe so as to be engaged with the bottom surface of a locking protrusion on the inner circumferential side of the end portion of the inner cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Young Kook Cho
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    Publication number: 20130105433
    Abstract: A cap having a first part with a piercing element and a second part has a chamber with a bottom seal. The chamber is configured to receive the piercing element. The piercing element pierces the bottom seal upon a rotation of the first and second parts with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Tei-Fu Chen
  • Patent number: 8418865
    Abstract: A bottle containing two kinds of materials separately in two spaces in a bottle body and communicates the separated spaces with each other as necessary so that the two materials can be mixed together. This bottle has a bottle body having a mouth; an additive storage container including an insertion part inserted into the mouth, an exposed part exposed outside the mouth and an additive storage space defined therein; an opening unit tightened to the mouth; and separation means for separating the additive storage container from the bottle body. The bottle saves resources and prevents deterioration in the properties in the material and additive. A user can mix the material and additive at a precise ratio, thus preventing their chemical and physical properties from deteriorating. The additive storage container can be completely removed from the bottle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Young-Kook Cho
  • Patent number: 8356711
    Abstract: A system for closing containers of the bottle and/or jar type, which also dispenses active formulas from an airtight tubular space in its interior, into liquid or other content of a container when a mix is required. The system includes a movable push-cut carriage that is driven mechanically by an external puller to cut the seals of the tubular space and push the active formulas towards the interior of a bottle or jar. The closing system can be used for the incorporation of elements such as vitamins or minerals, which need to be stored separately from the content of the container in order to increase their useful life and improve their effectiveness, and in medical and/or pharmacological applications, to form mixtures of active formulas when they are required, thereby avoiding the rapid degradation of the final composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventors: Mauro Andres Canziani Hoffa, Jorge Francisco Aninat Solar
  • Publication number: 20130008808
    Abstract: A bottle cap containing different kinds of materials is coupled with a container inside an exterior material. The container is divided into a sealing portion coupled with a bottle neck and an operation part coupled with the exterior material. When the exterior material constituting the bottle cap is coupled with the bottle neck, the bottle cap is perpendicularly coupled to the bottle neck together with the container. Also, the side portion of the exterior material is sealed with a series of mechanical device along a screw thread or screw groove after the bottle cap is coupled with the bottle neck. When the exterior material is raised along the bottle neck by opening the bottle cap, materials stored in an inner storage space of the container fall into and are mixed inside the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Jeong-Min Lee, Seong-Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 8333585
    Abstract: A glass pear shape candle jar that has inter-locking top and bottom candle pieces that collectively it forms a 4-in-1 candle set. This multi-purpose inter-locking candle jar set, has four difference types of candles. This inter-locking candle jar set is a 4-in-1 set comprising of: The use of a main full size candle jar, an upright flat dome top candle, a dinner candle holder within the flat dome and a tea light candle base and holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventors: Dominick Theresa, Michele Kramer, Nicholas Theresa
  • Patent number: 8328032
    Abstract: A self-mixing container with a releasable internal vessel and its usage, comprising a container body, a double-walled external cap and an internal vessel. This container makes it possible to pack and seal in a cold filling process at least two different materials in one and the same container body respectively. When in use, at least two kinds of materials are mixed and formulated in one and the same container body in a rapid and automatic way, by means of relative movement of the screw-threads by which the container body, the double-walled external cap and the internal vessel are coupled with each other, and engagement of the ratchet and the pawls, without the structure of the container body being damaged, so that initial fresh active components in the materials sealed therein are preserved, and rapid formulation is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Xiao Gong
  • Patent number: 8322352
    Abstract: A multi purpose fluid container for an integrated makeup kit, particularly an integrated nail makeup kit, wherein a plurality of varieties of nail polishes, polish applicator brush, nail polish remover solvent, and nail polish remover pads are combined in a size and shape that is easily carried in a modestly sized purse or handbag, but which can quickly and easily be separated into a plurality of conventional nail polish applicator bottles with brush, and a jar containing a plurality of nail polish remover pads saturated with solvent. When separated, the bottles and jar can rest on a flat surface, or be readily held in one's hand, such that the bottles and jar can be used independently of each other, in any sequence or order, without danger of spillage or contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Barbara J. Lampugnale
  • Patent number: 8322547
    Abstract: A sediment removal assembly (10) is provided for removal of sediment (110) in a container (100). The assembly has a container seal (12) for sealing an opening (114) to the container. The container seal is formed with a seal body (14) with a flow through passageway (20) between opposite ends of the seal body, and a valve arrangement (26) with a valve member (34) normally spring biassed to close said passageway. One end of said seal body is adapted to sealingly engage said container at an opening thereof to close the opening. The assembly also has a sediment reservoir (40) adapted for removable sealing engagement with the opposite end of the seal body and in communication with the flow through passageway so that upon opening the valve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Patrick William Alkemade, Brett Shellcot
  • Publication number: 20120279939
    Abstract: A bottle cap which is combined with a beverage container in the direction of discharge or drinking, comprised of; a main body combined with the container; a storage space inside the main body which contains additives, and; filter holes formed above and below the storage space to keep the additives within the storage space; and the additives in the storage space is soluble in the liquid in the container and discharged through a spout above, and the flow path of the liquid is characterized by being configured to lead the liquid to the storage space of the additives to facilitate dissolution of the additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Jeong-Min Lee, Seong-Jae Lee
  • Publication number: 20120279879
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a bottle cap containing heterogeneous materials including a main body attached to a container mouth and an activating upper cap that is assembled on an upper mouth of said main body. Rotation of said upper cap turns a prefabricated receptacle attached to the lower portion of said upper cap, opening a seal formed on the lower portion of said main body and concurrently allowing the heterogeneous materials contained inside said receptacle to drop inside the container. Said main body has a space formed at an outer part of the lower portion of said seal, and a cut line separator formed at the bottom of said receptacle is disposed within said space. Said receptacle is connected to the bottom of said upper cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Jeong-Min Lee, Seong-Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 8298174
    Abstract: An apparatus for connection to a bottle to assist with pill ingestion includes a generally cylindrical hollow base portion manufactured from a first predetermined material and having a first predetermined size for insertion into a mouth of such bottle. A mechanism is disposed at a predetermined location on such base portion for sealingly engaging such base portion to an interior surface of such mouth of such bottle. A generally cylindrical hollow top portion is operably connected to such base portion closely adjacent an upper end of such base portion, such top portion is manufactured from a second predetermined material and has a second predetermined size and includes an open top end. A mesh material is fixedly disposed at a predetermined location within one of such base portion and such top portion for supporting at least one pill thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Steven J. Showers
  • Patent number: 8297456
    Abstract: A three piece ingredient dispensing cap attachable a primary container including but not limited to the threaded circular opening of a bottle, said dispensing cap being a storage container or receptacle for sealably containing a liquid and/or dry material and a dispenser for releasing the material when desired into the primary container. The top of the dispensing cap is depressed manually forcing than ingredient storage chamber with like prongs against the bottom of the cap body seal ripping a portion away, dispensing the material. The top includes an opening or nipple valve to allow drinking through the dispensing cap. The present invention allows the use of materials that would discolor, degrade or interact with other substances when added to the contents of the bottle, to remain stable and/or inactive until the time of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Michael R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8267276
    Abstract: A cap for holding a powder to be mixed with a fluid in a bottle has a product cap with a reservoir. The product cap has a top wall and a side wall. The product cap has a number of inner protrusions on the side wall and a number of outer protrusions on the side wall. A cylindrical safety gate has a number of grooves. The inner protrusions of the product cap mate with the grooves of the safety gate. The cylindrical safety gate has a gate and an aperture at an end of the cylindrical safety gate. A bottle cap with a cylindrical body has a threaded end and a gate end. The gate end has a number of grooves that mate with the outer protrusions. The bottle cap has a gate and an aperture between the threaded end and the gate end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Joel Francomano
  • Publication number: 20120211459
    Abstract: Improved packages, methods for manufacturing the packages and methods for producing beverages using the packages are provided. The packages (10) include a cap (60), a container (20), and an adapter (30) positioned between and connected to the cap and container. The adapter (30) is configured to penetrate seals (28, 66) on the cap and the container by means of a spike member (50) to allow contents (p) of the cap (60) to mix with contents (d) of the container (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-daniel Ginzburg, Martinas Jurgis Kuslys