Including Visual Indicia Patents (Class 215/230)
  • Patent number: 10687032
    Abstract: A medicine container includes a controller and a scale connected with the controller. The scale is configured to measure a weight of a content contained in the medicine container. An inertial measurement unit connects with the controller. The inertial measurement unit is configured to detect a position of the medicine container. The controller is configured to process the position information to ensure that the container is located in an upright position before the weight measurement is considered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Sanjay Mehrotra, Fatma Seda Memik, Ilya Mikhelson
  • Patent number: 10618711
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure (101) comprises a first portion (105, 106) and a second portion (102, 104) comprising a window (103) through which a view of the first portion (105, 106) is visible. The second portion (102, 104) is rotated relative to the first portion (105, 106) upon first opening of the tamper-evident closure (101), from a first position in which the first and second portions (105, 106; 102, 104) are in a first relative relation and a first view of the first portion (105, 106) is visible through the window (103), to a second position in which the first and second portions (105, 106; 102, 104) are in a second relative relation and a second, different view of the first portion (105, 106) is visible through the window (103). A locking mechanism irreversibly locks the first and second portions (105, 106; 102, 104) in the second relative relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventor: Allison Weir
  • Patent number: 10618700
    Abstract: A crown, for a medical vial opening, has a top portion and a skirt surrounding the top portion. The skirt terminates at a lower edge defined in a first horizontal plane. An opener assembly is mounted to a portion of the top. A first scoring line extends from the portion of the top to which the opener assembly is mounted to the lower edge of the skirt in a continuous radial direction, and a second scoring line provides an upper radial segment extending from the opener assembly to the skirt along a radial axis, and a lower annular segment that extends circumferentially along the skirt in an annular direction and extending from a terminus of the upper radial segment. The lower annular segment is defined in a second horizontal plane equidistant to the first horizontal plane associated with the lower edge of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: World Bottling Cap, LLC
    Inventor: Abe Frishman
  • Patent number: 10357433
    Abstract: A security band for securing a container containing medication, comprising a hub and a strap, the security band is adapted to secure the container by attaching to the container in a securing position where the hub contacts the lid and the strap wraps around the bottom of the container, preventing access to medication contained within the container unless the security band is released or disturbed. The security band further comprises at least one sensor, which may be pressure switch, a first stretch sensor, or a second stretch sensor, and further comprises a control module. The pressure switch and the first and second stretch sensors detect the occurrence of an access event when the security band is released from the container or disturbed from the securing position. The control module wireless transmits an access alert signal to a user client upon the occurrence of the access event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Ariel Alexander Feliz
  • Patent number: 10355732
    Abstract: A protective case for housing a mobile device is provided. The case comprises a shell assembly including a top shell and a bottom shell that at least partially enclose and form a perimeter around the device. The case further includes a backing assembly comprising an upper backing element and a lower backing element configured to join together along a parting line between a top end and a bottom end of the shell assembly. The case also includes a lock assembly for use in drawing together the upper and lower backing elements to hold the components of the shell assembly together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wimo Labs LLC
    Inventors: Scott H. Wilson, Dennis M Puhalla, Keith Alsberg, Michael Seum, Gillian Rode, David B. Seal, Jon Godston
  • Patent number: 10322859
    Abstract: An adapter includes a body piece with an open container end side and a dispenser end side opposite to the container end side, and a collar piece arranged around the body piece. The dispenser end side of the body piece has an orifice. The body piece has a longitudinal axis, a cylindrical outer surface, and a cylindrical inner surface with a container thread oriented towards the container end side. The cylindrical outer surface of the body piece is equipped with a cap thread oriented towards the dispenser end side. The cap thread is arranged to interact with an inner thread of the cap for providing a child resistant closure. A collar piece is connected to the body piece that is freely rotatable relative to the body piece around the longitudinal axis of the body piece. The adapter can be used for efficiently and safely connecting a dispenser to container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC.
    Inventors: Maxime Gaillot, Mark Digby Teucher, Daniel Higgins, Andrea Ceccaroni, Oliver Needham, Roberta Leah, Declan Reilly
  • Patent number: 10202566
    Abstract: A device for the preservation of degradable substances (e.g. degradable by oxidation) such as liquids or powders, especially edible substances, beverages (e.g. wine), or foods (e.g. coffee) as well as oils, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, colorants or paints in an opened container, e.g. a bottle, exposed to the oxygen of the air is provided herein. Aspects of the invention include an apparatus for removing oxygen from an opened container or bottle by coupling the container or bottle to a shell that contains an oxygen absorbent material such as reduced iron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Alan Crisp
  • Patent number: 10196191
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a closure device for bottles with evidence of first opening where before the first opening the closure shows a capsule with a perimetral line, and after the first opening, a separation line visually evidencing said first opening now appears where the perimetral line was previously located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAÑÍA DE TAPONES IRRELLENABLES, S.A.
    Inventor: David Torrent Ortega
  • Patent number: 10183129
    Abstract: A closure assembly structured for use with a female connector and being operative to indicate an attempted tampering or access thereto. A flow restrictor is movably and removably disposed within a housing and includes a male connector such as, but not limited to, a male luer connector comprising a plug disposed and structured to be inserted in flow restricting engagement within an interior port of the female connector. An indicator member is removably connected to an interior of the housing in surrounding relation to the flow restrictor and a drive assembly associated with both the flow restrictor and the housing is operable to dispose the male plug into the inserted, flow restricting engagement within the female connector. Attempted removal of the housing from the female connector, such as by an applied axial force, will detach the indicator member from the housing and expose it in a visually observable position on the flow restrictor, thereby indicating attempted access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MEDICAL DEVICE ENGINEERING, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan J. Vitello
  • Patent number: 10166347
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a medical device structured to provide an indication of tampering comprising an outer sleeve including an indicator window formed therein. An end cap is connected to the sleeve and movable there with and includes an indicator shield attached thereto. A tip cap is movably retained within the sleeve and includes an indicator member movable with the tip cap and detachable therefrom. The indicator window is disposed in visual alignment with either the indicator member or the indicator shield dependent on a state of use of the closure assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Patrick Vitello
  • Patent number: 10091468
    Abstract: A system and a method include a medicine container having a bottle and a cap. The medicine container includes a controller and can include a camera located in the cap. The container can include a scale in the base. The controller controls the camera to take an image of the inside of the container to detect the contents, along with a weight measurement to determine usage of the content. A memory connects with the camera and the scale to store the image and weight data. The container can communicate data with a backend server using a wired or wireless connection upon a trigger event. Multiple containers can be connected to form a network of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Sanjay Mehrotra, Fatma Seda Memik, Ilya Mikhelson
  • Patent number: 10071840
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cap for closing the neck finish of a container—preferably a bottle—suitable for containing water or other liquids for human consumption (generically drinking water hereafter). For improving the possibilities of decoration/of marking the cap, this latter comprises: a top wall (2); an annular skirt (3) extending downward from the top wall (2) and having a bottom edge (4); reversible opening/closing means (5) of the cap (1) on the neck finish of the container, said means (5) being preferably screw thread means (5) located inside the cap (1), and more preferably on the inner face of the skirt (3); at least one decoration element (7); wherein: i. the top wall (2) is dug out with at least one dimple (5), preferably one dimple (5), more preferably a circular dimple (5); ii. at least one insert (6), preferably one (over)-molded insert (6), more preferably a disc (6), is designed to fill at least partially the dimple (5); iii.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SOCIETE ANONYME DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN, “S.A.E.M.E”
    Inventor: Michel Roussy
  • Patent number: 10011408
    Abstract: A safety capsule for containers, comprising: an external cap (2), provided with coupling means for the coupling thereof to the neck (C) of a container; an internal element (3), located inside the external cap (2) and configured to be associated, in a removable manner, with an opening (A) of the container; connecting means (4, 5), interposed between the external cap (2) and the internal element (3), and structured so as to leave the external cap (2) and the internal element (3) unconstrained with respect to a movement for opening or removal of the external cap (2) between a closed position and an intermediate position, and solidly constrain the external cap (2) and the internal element (3) with respect to the movement for opening or removal of the external cap (2) between the intermediate position and an opening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SACMI COOPERATIVA MECCANICI IMOLA SOCIETA' COOPERATIVA
    Inventor: Fabrizio Pucci
  • Patent number: 9919827
    Abstract: A thermoplastic bottle has a crimped valve cup and a method of manufacturing a thermoplastic bottle includes crimping a valve cup to such a bottle. The thermoplastic bottle and valve cup may be used in a system to dispense aerosol products. At least one protrusion extends from a flange of the bottle to which the valve cup is crimped. Prior to being crimped to the bottle, the valve cup is set to the bottle with an interference fit between a crimping portion of the valve cup and the protrusion. The interference fit prevents shifting of the valve cup from its set position on the bottle prior before the valve cup is crimped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Renner, Joseph G. Stichart
  • Patent number: 9840354
    Abstract: A stopper is disclosed. The stopper includes a tubular skirt, designed to surround a container neck and including, on either side of a weakening line, a removable skirt portion, inwardly provided with means for removable fastening to the neck, and a non-removable skirt portion, inwardly provided with a retaining strip permanently around the container neck. The strip comprises an annular main body whereof a first end is turned opposite the removable skirt portion and integral with the non-removable skirt portion, while a second end is provided to axially abut against a bulge of the container neck and to be radially inserted between the bulge and the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Stéphane Graux, David Jouve
  • Patent number: 9834346
    Abstract: A bottle seal breaker cap breaks a foil substrate seal on the top of the body of a medicine or supplement bottle. It has one or more notches, preferably a single notch, extending up from the bottom peripheral lip of a bottle cap, including a cutting surface deep enough to cut into a sealed foil substrate installed for sanitary reasons on top of the body of a medicine or supplement bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Ferraro
  • Patent number: 9694948
    Abstract: The closure device for bottle comprises an inner sleeve with locking means on the bottle, a cover with tear-off element, coupled to the inner sleeve, wherein said cover is connected with the tear-off element by a weakened section. The inner sleeve is a hollow cylindrical element with open butt ends, outer projections are formed on the lower part of the sleeve and the tear-off element is formed with inner projections for coupling with the outer projections of the sleeve. The inner sleeve comprises an annular element arranged on its inner surface which can provide additional visual tamper-evident through the outer side surface of the inner sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: INOSTRANNOJE PROIZVODSTVENNOE UNITARNOJE PREDPRIYATIE “ALCOPACK”
    Inventors: Dmitry Ivanovich Pakhomov, Jaroslav Valerievich Zochtchouk
  • Patent number: 9649254
    Abstract: A crown, for a medical vial opening, has a top portion and a skirt surrounding the top portion. The skirt terminates at a lower edge defined in a first horizontal plane. An opener assembly is mounted to a portion of the top. A first scoring line extends from the portion of the top to which the opener assembly is mounted to the lower edge of the skirt in a continuous radial direction, and a second scoring line provides an upper radial segment extending from the opener assembly to the skirt along a radial axis, and a lower annular segment that extends circumferentially along the skirt in an annular direction and extending from a terminus of the upper radial segment. The lower annular segment is defined in a second horizontal plane equidistant to the first horizontal plane associated with the lower edge of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: WORLD BOTTLING CAP, LLC
    Inventor: Abe Frishman
  • Patent number: 9567143
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure (110) for containers includes a closure shell (112) having a top surface (118) and a depending skirt (120). The top surface defines a first aperture (124) therethrough and a frangible portion (122). The skirt defines an open lower end (20a) for engaging a container. A tamper-evident tearable member (114) overlies the top surface of the closure shell and defines a second aperture (126) overlying the first aperture. A removable closure cap (116) overlies the top surface of the closure shell and the tearable member. The closure cap has an annular ring (132) projecting downwardly from an under-side of the closure cap and extending through the first and second apertures. The annular ring attaches to an underside of the frangible portion. At least partial removal of the closure cap from the top surface of the closure shell peels the frangible portion away from the top surface of the closure shell along the scoring, and tears the tamper-evident member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Carvajal, Sean J. Corrigan, Keith Grider, Phil Humphrey, Markus Vor Dem Esche, John R. Wolfe, Xia Zhao
  • Patent number: 9540151
    Abstract: In one embodiment there is provided a twist closure combined with a bottle. The shell is secured between the twist closure that permits rotation of the closure with respect to the bottle while keeping the closure secured thereto. Rotation of the closure moves an orifice from a raised segment closing the bottle to an notched segment that permits the contents of the bottle to flow out of the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Berlin Packaging, LLC
    Inventor: Brett Niggel
  • Patent number: 9382636
    Abstract: A production process for producing an iron-tin alloy layer on a packaging steel substrate and to a substrate provided with said layer wherein one or both sides of a SR- or DR-blackplate substrate is coated with an iron-tin alloy layer which contains at least 80 weight percent (wt. %) of FeSn (50 at. % tin and 50 at. % iron).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: TATA STEEL IJMUIDEN BV
    Inventors: Ilja Portegies Zwart, Jacques Hubert Olga Joseph Wijenberg
  • Patent number: 9289767
    Abstract: A microtube with a novel recessed concave top is described. The recessed top is at least 20-80% of the area of the entire cap and has a thickness from 0.025 mm to 1.0 mm. The recessed portion is smooth in structure and is optically transparent to allow all instrumental reading based on optical value reliable and accurate. The cap also has a unique plug design that has two parts. One part is the lower part that is a bit broader than the upper part. The upper part is a bit smaller than the opening. This structure allows the microtube maintain the structure and prevents the liquid from coming out when the microtube undergoes lab conditions such as heating, cooling, spinning, and boiling. The microtube holds a volume of about 0.01 ul to 1.00 ml of liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: AlphaGem Bio Inc.
    Inventor: Dale Singh Taunk
  • Patent number: 9248943
    Abstract: A crown system includes a crown having a top surface and a bottom surface and a liner having a top surface that contacts a bottom surface of the crown. The liner is configured to absorb oxygen in a headspace and includes at least about 2.2 micromoles of sodium sulfite per cubic millimeter in a volume of the liner to a depth of about 0.003 millimeter from a bottom surface of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy T. Raw, Susan Jones, Matthew Vincent, Tim O'Leary, Donald Hutchinson, Zane Pinckney, Rodney Borger, Paul Cobet, Kendra Brown, Thomas Tweedy, Chester J Grohs, IV
  • Patent number: 9211990
    Abstract: A sealed dispensing port in a wall of a container or package, the wall including an outer sheet having a formed aperture there through, and an inner comprising a seal portion registered with the aperture, and a release cover that includes a seal portion over the aperture that irreleasably attaches through the aperture to the seal portion of the inner sheet to form a seal. When the release cover is pulled from over the aperture, the seal is removed to form a dispensing port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: William E. Kearney
  • Patent number: 9073672
    Abstract: A storage container includes a jar and a cap removably connected to the jar. The jar has a cavity defined by a first base and a first wall extending upwardly from the first base. A first alignment indicator is disposed on an outer surface of the first wall. A cap is removably connectable to the jar. The cap has an upper portion connected to a lower portion by a connecting member. The lower portion has a second base and a second wall extending downwardly therefrom. A second alignment indicator is disposed on an outer surface of the second wall of the lower portion. The first and second alignment indicators are aligned to substantially prevent misalignment of the cap with respect to the jar when connecting the cap to the jar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sarah Laperriere, Michael Rzasa, Armand Montminy, Rodd Ruland
  • Publication number: 20150144586
    Abstract: A packaging system includes a container having a closed end an open end, a longitudinal axis running through the closed end and the open end, and an outer surface. A closure assembly fitted to the open end of the container has an access port. The system also includes a detachable cap disposed over the access port, and a label disposed about the container, characterized in that the label has a first region angled relative to the longitudinal axis, which first region consists essentially of a name of an injectable drug product, and a second region angled relative to the longitudinal axis, which second region consists essentially of a concentration of the injectable drug product, whereby the said first and second regions are angled such as to lie in planes that make non-zero as well as non-right angles with the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Kimberly A. McClain, Michael Baklycki, Thomas D. McDevitt
  • Publication number: 20150130548
    Abstract: A lid body includes: a first surface; a second surface having a top-bottom relation with the first surface; an outer peripheral surface connecting the first surface and the second surface; a groove provided in the first surface from the outer peripheral surface toward an interior of the first surface; and first and second marks arranged at positions that do not overlap with an outer peripheral edge of the second surface in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Juichiro MATSUZAWA
  • Publication number: 20150129530
    Abstract: An absorbent neck ring for a baby bottle is fitted to the bottle, preferably with elasticized cotton or other elastic fabric. The ring ensures that any leaks from the bottle or the baby's mouth will be absorbed, rather than dripping on clothing or elsewhere. The ring may be laundered and re-used, or it may be used in a single use capacity. The ring covers the bottle cap and provides a circular aperture at its center for the nipple to pass through. The ring may be provided in various colors and decorative configurations, such as an image of a teddy bear's face or a baseball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: DeeAnna Marek
  • Patent number: 9010554
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure for a container is provided. The closure comprises a first portion including inner and outer parts, and a second portion. The outer part is rotatable relative to the inner part from a first position in which at least part of the first and second portions are adjacent each other to a second position in which there is a gap therebetween. The first portion comprises locking means for irreversibly locking the closure in the second position upon a first opening so that the gap cannot be closed. The inner part includes a line of weakness which breaks if the outer part is reverse rotated relative to the inner part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Donald Meiklem McPherson
  • 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: 20150083687
    Abstract: A reusable bottle cap having identification means coupled to a novel bottle cap cover is disclosed and described herein. In a specific embodiment, the bottle cap has a stem having a series of successive U-shaped grooves or ridges. A slight taper in the stem provides that bottles of varying diameters can be accommodated by a single design. Further, the design is made from pliable polyethylene or polyurethane material to form an effective seal to the mouth of bottles of varying diameter. In a preferred embodiment, the novel bottle cap cover is generally bell (or alternatively barrel or conical) shaped and has a crown, a mid-portion, and a mouth portion. The mouth portion further has a lip wherein an inner recessed groove is machined around a circumference thereof. Additionally, the bottle cap comprises a flanged ring portion having a complementary lip to mate with the groove of the bottle cap cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel L. Garcia
  • Patent number: 8985358
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Publication number: 20150069006
    Abstract: A reusable bottle cap having identification means coupled to a novel bottle cap cover is disclosed and described herein. In a specific embodiment, the bottle cap has a stem having a series of successive U-shaped grooves or ridges. A slight taper in the stem provides that bottles of varying diameters can be accommodated by a single design. Further, the design is made from pliable polyethylene or polyurethane material to form an effective seal to the mouth of bottles of varying diameter. In a preferred embodiment, the novel bottle cap cover is generally bell (or alternatively barrel or conical) shaped and has a crown, a mid-portion, and a mouth portion. The mouth portion further has a lip wherein an inner recessed groove is machined around a circumference thereof. Additionally, the bottle cap comprises a flanged ring portion having a complementary lip to mate with the groove of the bottle cap cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel L. Garcia
  • Publication number: 20150060387
    Abstract: A medication bottle comprises: a bottle having a body and a neck; a set of indicia disposed on a surface of the body; a timing ring having detent features on an inner ring surface, the detent features configured to fit onto the neck; a time indicator manually positionable proximate a selected indicium by rotating the timing ring about the neck; and a cap removably attached to the neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Karen S. Ammar
  • Publication number: 20150041425
    Abstract: A container includes a bottle, a closure, and a ring. The bottle includes a body, a neck extending away from the body and defining an opening, and a pair of opposed ledges. Threads extend around the neck. The ledges extend radially outwardly from the neck spaced from the body and the threads. Each ledge defines a surface facing away from the body and includes an extension extending from the surface. The closure is secured over around the neck. The closure is positioned on an opposite side of the surface of each ledge as compared to the body and includes internal ramps interfacing with the extensions to maintain the closure in place. The ring is positioned between the body and the ledges. The ring is entirely maintained below the surfaces of the ledges, and each ledge interacts with the ring to maintain the ring in place relative to the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: 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: 8944263
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a prescription drug lock box consisting of a container and a detachable combination locking cover assembly used to secure the contents held within. The container has an integrally formed key post positioned above its open end. The tumblers of the cover assembly engage the key post and lock to it thus securing contents held within. When the indicia of the tumblers and correct unlocking code are in alignment with a marker, the cover assembly may be installed or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Douglas Small
  • Patent number: 8939301
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a combination locking storage container consisting of a tray and a detachable combination locking cover assembly used to secure the contents held within. The tray has an integrally formed key post at its uppermost position. The tumblers of the cover assembly engage the key post and lock to it. When the indicia of the tumblers and correct unlocking code are in alignment with a marker, the cover assembly may be installed or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Douglas Small
  • Patent number: 8899437
    Abstract: A child resistant closure is provided that is configured to fit over the opening of a receptacle to form a container. The closure includes an inner dosage cup and an outer cap portion that receives and retains the inner dosage cup. The outer cap portion is rotatable relative to the inner dosage cup and defines at least one viewing window that allows for visual indication of a level of contents within the inner dosage cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve, Michael Walker
  • Patent number: 8887656
    Abstract: A closure for a container has a plurality of indicia such as date and/or time, disposed on the lid's top surface, with a rotary collar which is adjustable to a fixed position to highlight (select) indicia regarding the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Medela Holding AG
    Inventors: Timothy D. Killinger, Kevin J. Rachuk, Mark A. Luzbetak, Jill M. Hunt, Ashley Ceniceros, Brian J. Warren
  • Patent number: 8863969
    Abstract: Feeding bottle (10) comprising a neck to which a teat (14) is attached, characterized in that it comprises at least two visual marks (20, 22) located on one and the same circumference near the neck or near the teat and separated from one another about the axis of the feeding bottle, one of these marks (20) defining an angular position of the feeding bottle (10) about its axis for which the other mark (22) indicates a point through which the free surface (24) of the liquid contained in the feeding bottle needs to pass in order for the hydrostatic pressure of the liquid at an outlet orifice (16) of the teat (14) to be substantially zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Chantal Lau
  • Patent number: 8844747
    Abstract: A metallic can end for a container is described. The metallic can end has a curl defining an outer perimeter of the can end. A wall extends downwardly from the curl. A strengthening member is joined to a lowermost end of the wall. A center panel is joined to the strengthening member and is centered about a longitudinal axis. The center panel has a product side and a public side. A rivet is located on the center panel. A displaceable tear panel is on the center panel. The tear panel is at least substantially defined by a frangible score and a non frangible hinge segment. A non-detachable tab is staked to the center panel by the rivet. The non-detachable tab has a nose end extending over a portion of the tear panel, a lift end opposite the nose end, and a central webbing between the nose and lift end. The webbing has a hinge region and a rivet island surrounding the rivet. The rivet island is at least partially surrounded by a first void region to provide a first exposed area of the center panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Rexam Beverage Can Company
    Inventor: Michael A. Petti
  • Publication number: 20140263156
    Abstract: A product includes a container including a neck, and a ring non-removably secured to the neck of the container. The ring may be used to non-removably couple a fitment to the container and/or may be adapted irreversibly to change a characteristic of the ring that is visible from outside of the container to advise a user that the package has been opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel L. Newsom, Roger P Smith, Jessica R Bryant, Oleg Feygenson, Igor Kachko, Vladimir Vasikyev
  • Patent number: 8830795
    Abstract: An apparatus for tracking time for contact lenses is provided. The timer is configured to track a time that one or more contact lenses have been stored in a contact lens case. A securing mechanism is configured to secure the timer to a cap of the contact lens case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Harris Rubin
  • Publication number: 20140202978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a date display cap for a medicine bottle, which includes: an outer cap (10, 110) configured to be rotated forwardly or reversely by a user and having a display window (11, 111); an inner cap (20, 120) having a screw unit (20a, 120a) screw-coupled to a mouth (B1) of a medicine bottle (B) on an inner peripheral surface thereof and rotatably installed at an inside of the outer cap (10, 110); and a date display unit (30, 130) installed between the outer cap (10, 110) and the inner cap (20, 120), for displaying a changed date through the display window (11, 111) when the outer cap (10, 110) is rotated forwardly and reversely with respect to the inner cap (20, 120).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Jae Il HWANG
  • Patent number: 8746486
    Abstract: A food storage container includes a bowl that connects to a lid in a closed position. Upon movement of the bowl and lid into the closed position, an audible sound or signal is generated as well as visual and tactile indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Maria Alexandra Del Solar, Paul Maguire, Au Kin Fo Bryan
  • Publication number: 20140144868
    Abstract: The liquid filled bottle includes a plastic bottle (1) and a cover member (C) sealing an opening (5) of the bottle, the cover member (C) including: a closing portion (6) sealing the opening (5) of the bottle (1) in an annular area (6a), the closing portion having a circumference (8) defined by an outer edge of the annular area, the closing portion defining a first surface (S1) that is substantially planar and delimited by the circumference; and—a label portion (10) that defines a second surface (S2), the label portion (10) and the closing portion (6) being parts of a single piece foil, for instance a flexible plastic foil. The second surface (S2) is entirely offset relative to the annular area (6a), the ratio between the second surface (S2) and the first surface (S1) being at least 1:2, and preferably at least 1:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: SA DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN SAEME
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Besson, Christine Gehringer
  • Patent number: 8733584
    Abstract: A system for preventing beverage spills from disposable cup lids. More particularly this invention comprises a circumferentially ridged stopper adapted to fit within the non-circular sipping aperture of a disposable cup lid. Preferred embodiments of the system comprise indicia, packaging, and methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Gerald Keith Auzenne
  • Patent number: 8733576
    Abstract: A can lid of a can provided with an easily openable opening means is disclosed wherein the can lid is equipped with a can lid which is fastened by winding tightly on the can main body and the top end opening of the can main body, a score section installed around the territory of the prearranged opening area and a tab for severing the score section. In the can lid, there is formed a protrusion protruding upward from the can lid in front of the can opening during manufacturing of the can lid, in which it is a collapsing protrusion where the protrusion elastically deforms into the can main body by depressing motion of the user and thereby enables forming of a concave section for easy insertion of the user's finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeong-Wook Jeon
  • Publication number: 20140116977
    Abstract: A canister includes a container and a closure. The container is formed to include a product-storage region and an open mouth that opens into the product-storage region. The closure is configured to couple to the container to close the open mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Minnette
  • Patent number: 8701908
    Abstract: Cap with a hollow housing containing a count down mechanism so that when a person pushes down on the cap during the opening process, a rotational force within the housing causes the day and numerical count indices printed on cylinders within the housing to advance one station so that the day and count indices showing in viewing apertures located on the outside wall of the housing reflect the fact that an item such as a pill has been taken by the user. A preferred embodiment includes a ring release slide mechanism that allows the user to disengage the advancing mechanism so that the user can manually rotate the counting mechanism to initially set the indices to the correct location with respect to the viewing apertures and to be able to reset the indices if the user presses on the top cap housing accidentally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventors: Gregg Bond, Steven Wagner, Kenneth A. Tarlow