Retained By Bonding Or Adhesive Means Patents (Class 215/232)
  • Patent number: 10934061
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling oxygen ingress in cap closures are herein disclosed. According to one embodiment, the current apparatus includes a cap and a cap liner. The cap liner includes a primary oxygen barrier layer and a first diffusive layer. A first side of the first diffusive layer is adjacent to a first side of the primary oxygen barrier layer. A second &de of the first diffusive layer contacts a lip-sealing surface of a bottle. The oxygen transmission rate of the cap liner is controlled by varying a thickness of the first diffusive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: G3 ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: James Peck
  • Patent number: 10883075
    Abstract: A cell culture article comprises virgin polystyrene disposed over at least a portion of a surface of an article main body. The article main body may be formed from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) such as reground or recycled polyethylene terephthalate. Methods of making such a cell culture article include applying a composition to a surface of an article main body, where the composition comprises virgin polystyrene having a thickness of 1 to 500 microns and the article main body is formed from glass, ceramic, metal or polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Edward DeRosa, Stephen Benedict Rimsa, Kerry Elizabeth Robinson-Thompson, Kevin Andrew Vasilakos
  • Patent number: 10864547
    Abstract: One embodiment of a container for transferring, storing, and dispensing paint indefinitely for touch-up painting by the use of a plurality of open-ably close-able apertures (310, 320) that cause transferring, storing, and dispensing of paint, in conjunction with a plurality of paint storage areas (1391, 153) that are independently open-ably sealable to allow for various functions such as, sealed storing of paint in one paint storage area while doing touch-up painting from another paint storage area, moving paint from external paint source to a paint storage area, moving paint between paint storage areas. Using standard (180, 190), as well as custom paint applicators allowing for ease of use, and with various features that allow for use with no clean up needed, such as replaceable components (121, 130, 170, 180, 190, 191, 192, 250) non-stick components (121, 130, 141), integral paint tray (130), paint containment features such as paint retaining walls (130) and paint catching recesses (130, 140).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Michals, Roger Kleinman
  • Patent number: 10815027
    Abstract: An end closure for food and beverage containers is provided which comprises a novel pull tab for collecting and distributing juice from fruit or vegetables into a pour opening in the end closure of the container. In some embodiments, the pull tab comprises a catch basin, raised rim, and fluid flow openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ball Corporation
    Inventor: Erik E. Gatewood
  • Patent number: 10773866
    Abstract: A pail and lid combination has a transparent tamper indicator. The lid has a rim which connects the lid to the pail and a top which secures to the rim in a closed configuration. Locking may also be an option. When the top is first opened, the tamper indicator is visible providing visual access into the container while identifying if any tampering has occurred. The tamper indicator can be in-molded to the rim for some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Glenn H. Morris, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10640265
    Abstract: Tamper resistant systems and devices and methods of forming the same are disclosed. A tamper resistant system includes a container having a container body defining a cavity having a threaded opening therein, a threaded closure removably covering the threaded opening, and a frangible component including a length of material having a first end and a second end. The first end is integrated with the container body such that the frangible component and the container body have a single piece construction and the frangible component extends from the container body. The second end is coupled to the threaded closure. Subsequent removal of the threaded closure from the container causes damage to at least one of the frangible component, the threaded closure, and the container body. The frangible component, the threaded closure, and the container body are at least partially constructed of an environmentally friendly material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Double Double D, LLC
    Inventor: Jim F. Warner
  • Patent number: 10569937
    Abstract: Containers with closures are disclosed. A closure may include at least a polymer orifice reducer configured to be permanently secured to a rim of an opening of a container and a flexible tamper evident seal disposed on the topside of the orifice reducer. The flexible tamper evident seal, optionally foil, covers one or more openings in the orifice reducer. Processes for permanently securing a closure to a container, optionally by forming a heat seal between the orifice reducer and container rim, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Franklin Lee Lucas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10564363
    Abstract: Optical connectors that substantially preserve alignment and are easy to manufacture. The alignment system using the optical connectors disclosed herein include a first housing, a second housing and an alignment component, the said alignment component configured to provide optical alignment between the optical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Wavefront Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonas D. Corl, David M. Vincentsen, Thomas A. Mitchell, Michelle M. Stone, Thomas W. Stone, James W. Guelzow
  • Patent number: 10549889
    Abstract: Containers with closures are disclosed. A closure may include at least a polymer orifice reducer configured to be permanently secured to a rim of an opening of a container and a flexible tamper evident seal disposed on the topside of the orifice reducer. The flexible tamper evident seal, optionally foil, covers one or more openings in the orifice reducer. Processes for permanently securing a closure to a container, optionally by forming a heat seal between the orifice reducer and container rim, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Franklin Lee Lucas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10549893
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling oxygen ingress in cap closures is disclosed. According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes a cap and a cap liner. The cap liner includes a first diffusive layer and a semi-diffusive layer. A first side of the semi-diffusive layer is adjacent to the first diffusive layer, where the semi-diffusive layer has a lower oxygen transmission rate than that of the first diffusive layer. The cap liner further includes a second diffusive layer, where a first side of the second diffusive layer is adjacent to a second side of the semi-diffusive layer, and the semi-diffusive layer has a lower oxygen transmission rate than that of the second diffusive layer. The oxygen transmission rate of the cap liner is controlled by varying a thickness of the semi-diffusive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: G3 Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: James Peck
  • Patent number: 10293989
    Abstract: A fitting for affixing to a mouth portion of a receiving container and for receiving a drinking straw comprises a tubular body including a side wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, an open bottom end and a closed top end formed by a top wall having a frangible region therein configured to permit passage of the drinking straw therethrough. A seal layer is coupled to the closed top end and is configured to overlap the frangible region. The fitting may also be mounted onto a container body including a container side wall, an integral container bottom wall and an open top end defined by an open mouth portion. A drinking straw may be releasably coupled to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Joanna Shields
  • Patent number: 10259623
    Abstract: A device for retaining a self-closing valve in a closure is provided. The device comprises a body for receiving a self-closing valve and having a crimping flange capable of being bent from an uncrimped position to a crimped position so as to retain the valve in the device. The body is receivable into a closure with the valve retained. The crimping flange has a length, for instance, generally within a range of 0.5 mm and 4.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Carey Bull
  • Patent number: 10245391
    Abstract: A fluid reservoir is attachable to an aerosol generation device for guiding a fluid from a fluid container to the aerosol generation device. The fluid reservoir has an interface portion arranged at the fluid reservoir for attaching the fluid reservoir to the aerosol generation device. The interface portion has a locking element configured to non-detachably lock the fluid reservoir to the aerosol generation device after attachment of the fluid reservoir to the aerosol generation device. The locking element is breakable to enable detachment of the fluid reservoir from the aerosol generation device. A combination includes the fluid reservoir and a primary fluid package, wherein the primary fluid package has at least one chamber containing a fluid therein. An aerosol generation device is configured for use with the fluid reservoir has an attachment portion for receiving the interface portion of the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: PARI Pharma GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Gallem, Uwe Hetzer, Michael Neuner
  • Patent number: 10160577
    Abstract: A liquid-dispensing device including a cap for protecting a liquid-dispensing opening, the protective cap being provided with a pad for absorbing residual liquid, made of an absorbent material, the absorbent pad being fastened to a support made of a more resistant material than the absorbent pad, the support being furthermore fastened in the protective cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Nemera La Verpilliere
    Inventors: Thierry Decock, Gaëtan Painchaud, Benjamin Quaglia
  • Patent number: 10086985
    Abstract: A seal cap (10) for a container closure includes a cover disc (11) having a fastening ring, connected to an underside of the cover disc, with a latching element, for producing a detachable engagement connection with the container closure, connected to a pull tab arranged at the circumference of the cover disc via a connecting element. The connecting element has a cover strip formed in the cover disc that is separated from adjacent areas of the cover disc by lateral cover-strip predetermined breaking lines, which have predetermined breaking elements and has a pull web connected to the latching element of the fastening ring. The cover strip extends from the pull tab, at the circumference of the cover disc into a central inner portion (18) of the cover disc within the fastening ring and the pull web is arranged in an intersecting area between the cover strip and the fastening ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SCHÜTZ GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventor: Bernd Klatt
  • Patent number: 10040597
    Abstract: An opening device for a container includes a pouring spout defining a pouring opening to pour in use the content of the container, a closing element closing the pouring opening and connected to the pouring spout by breakable connector, and a closure fitted to the pouring spout in a removable manner to close the pouring opening at a region thereof different from that closed by the closing element; the closing element is formed in one piece with a protruding portion extending through the pouring opening and welded to the closure far away from the closing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Pietro Martini, Livio Veronesi, Giulio Bertani, Davide Morciano
  • Patent number: 10029832
    Abstract: A container sealing device includes a plug-opening mechanism part belonging to the inner plug 10 and the upper lid 20; and the plug-opening mechanism part has an upper-moving plug-opening mechanism A that opens the plug by rotating the upper lid 20 in a direction of loosening the upper lid with respect to the container 1 to thereby separate the separation part 12 from the body part 11 while holding the separation part 12 by a support part provided on an inner side of the upper lid 20; and a lower-moving plug-opening mechanism B that opens the plug by rotating the upper lid 20 in a direction of tightening the upper lid 20 with respect to the container 1 to thereby separate the separation part 12 from the body part 11 while holding the separation part 12 by the support part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Tokan Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takamitsu Isogai
  • Patent number: 9994357
    Abstract: A pull-tab sealing member for a container containing an upper laminate forming a pull-tab bonded to a lower laminate capable of being heat sealed to a container's mouth or opening. The upper laminate defines the pull tab wholly within a perimeter or circumference of the seal. The sealing member further includes a sub tab layer or member under the gripping tab for structural support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll
  • Patent number: 9833979
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a container seal having an integral pull tab comprises providing a surface layer, an elastic layer, a top layer, an aluminum foil intermediate layer, and laminating a sealing adhesive layer of an adhesive thermoplastic resin or viscous agent to the intermediate layer. An adhesive surface and a non-adhesive portion are added to the thermoplastic resin layer, and placed on the aluminum foil to form a container seal laminate. The container seal laminate is cut to conform with an opening of the container to be sealed. The seal has an integral pull tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Seman Wi
  • Patent number: 9718055
    Abstract: A pipette tip having a first end arranged to be fitted to a pipette body (3) of a pipette (1) and having a second end with an opening (15) arranged to be inserted in a sample which is at least in part intended to be drawn up by the pipette, wherein the opening (15) has a sharp profile such that it can be used to cut through a cover (119) covering an enclosure containing the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY SYSTEMS B.V.
    Inventor: Gert De Vos
  • Patent number: 9688448
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a cap (10) for receptacles (20) such as e.g. glass jars, comprising a cap base body (11) with a fixing means (13) for enabling the cap (10) to be removably attached on the receptacles (20), a backing layer (2) made from a deformable material, and a sealable, preferably heat-sealable membrane (3) not being glued to the backing layer (2), wherein both the backing layer (2) and the membrane (3) are retained inside the cap (10) via a retention portion (18) extending from an inner side wall (14) of the cap (10). The invention is further directed to a receptacle (20) having said cap (10) for closing it, and is also directed to a method for providing the cap (10) with a sealing element (1) and for providing said cap (10) onto the receptacle (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Daniel Abegglen, Berenice Connes, Gilles Demaurex, Philippe Domansky, Thierry Fabozzi, Stephane Hentzel, XiaoFeng Lan, Raphael Thivolet
  • Patent number: 9682804
    Abstract: A flow control device (20) and process are provided for controlling the flow of a pressurized fluid substance from a supply system (22). The device (20) includes a housing (30/40) that defines an orifice (84) for communicating between the supply system (22) that has an outlet end defining a discharge opening (57). The device 20 further includes a valve (140) having a flexible, resilient valve head (160) that has confronting, openable portions (186) movable from a closed configuration to an open configuration when the valve head (160) is subjected to a pressure differential acting across the valve head (160). The valve (140) is located across the housing outlet end discharge opening (57) so that the valve (140) and the housing (30/40) together define an expansion chamber (198) between the orifice (84) and the valve (140).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Hatton, Andrew Brunner, Andrew Smith
  • Patent number: 9656786
    Abstract: A plug in accordance with one aspect of the present invention is a plug for a container for containing a liquid, the plug comprising a plug body, a lid adapted to engage the plug body, and a columnar elastic body contained in the plug body and pierceable with an extraction needle; the plug body having an elastic body storage part for storing the elastic body, a liquid guide path communicating with the elastic body storage part, a plurality of axially extending longitudinal ribs formed on an inner wall surface facing the elastic body storage part, and axially extending groove parts formed between the plurality of longitudinal ribs, while a circle passing vertexes of the plurality of longitudinal ribs has a diameter smaller than that of the elastic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takekuni Seki, Kiyoshi Wada
  • Patent number: 9637288
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealable element (1) for sealing the rim (21) of receptacles (20), the element (1) comprising at least a backing layer (2) made from a deformable material, and a sealable membrane (3) detachably connected to the backing layer (2), wherein the membrane (3) comprises an additional or integral opening means (4), wherein at least the membrane (3) has a contour with a radius varying between a lower radius value (L) and an upper radius value (U), wherein the ratio between the lower radius value (L) and the upper radius value (U) is defined by the equation 0.9?L/u?0.99, preferably 0.95?L/u?0.97. The invention further relates to a cap (10) comprising said sealable element (1) and to a receptacle (20) comprising said cap (10) being removably attached onto an opening (O).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Daniel Abegglen, Berenice Connes, Gilles Demaurex, Philippe Domansky, Thierry Fabozzi, Stephane Hentzel, XiaoFeng Lan, Raphael Thivolet
  • Patent number: 9624008
    Abstract: A holographic sealing member for a container comprises a heat actuated sealant or adhesive layer that secures the sealing member to a container, a metal foil sealing layer over and covering and adhesively bonded to the heat actuated sealant or adhesive layer, a holographic layer over and covering and adhesively bonding to the metal foil layer having an upper plastic layer and a lower embossed image layer, and a tab over and covering and adhesively bonded to the upper plastic layer that may be pulled to remove the tab and the plastic layer from a container, thereby exposing the lower embossed image layer which must then be perforated to gain access to the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SELIG SEALING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll, Joseph Smelko
  • Patent number: 9498741
    Abstract: An assembly including a first filter element; and a filter element assembly connected to the first filter element. The filter element assembly includes a second filter element located between a first plate and a second plate. The second plate includes a liquid outlet into a center open area of the first filter element. The first and second plates are directly fixedly connected to each other to retain the second filter element therebetween. The second plate is located at an end of the first filter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Norbert M. Assion
  • Patent number: 9242779
    Abstract: A resealing label comprising a body and a puncturable portion formed through at least a portion of the body. The puncturable portion is formed of a puncturable material. The label further includes a retention member formed on the body, the retention member having at least one opening to receive an object therein to secure the object to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Chai Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Schildcrout
  • Patent number: 9193513
    Abstract: A pull-tab sealing member for a container is provided combining the advantages of an insulation or foamed polymer layer for effective heat sealing together with an overall laminate structure having a higher internal strength even with the use of the foamed polymer layer. The sealing members herein are capable of withstanding higher removal forces by repositioning an internal stress point within the seal laminate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SELIG SEALING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll
  • Patent number: 9144366
    Abstract: The use of a container in an automatic dishwasher. The container is shaped such that it has a maximum width of less than 40 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER N.V.
    Inventor: Refik Oner
  • Patent number: 8991634
    Abstract: A seal ring for sealing a container. A seal ring has a base and a longitudinal axis extending therethrough, a radially outer portion, and an inner seal. The radially outer portion has a locking band that is configured to lock beneath an external engagement element of a container so as to secure the seal ring thereto. The inner seal is configured to be biased into sealing engagement with an inner finish surface of the container. The seal ring may be part of a package that also includes a container having a finish that comprises a sealing lip, an external engagement element, and an inner surface, and a foil sealingly and removably coupled to the base of the seal ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Grant, Brian J. Chisholm
  • Patent number: 8905251
    Abstract: A lid (2) for closing a cup (1) along a peripheral sealing edge (10) and a method for producing such a lid. The lid includes at least one aluminum film and an optionally multi-layered plastic layer which is co-extruded onto the aluminum film and has a closed predetermined tearing line (3). The plastic layer is made of plastic based on polyethylene (PE) or plastic based on polypropylene (PP), and the predetermined tearing line is introduced into the plastic layer preferably by means of a CO2 laser. The predetermined tearing line (3) may be provided directly in the region of the sealing edge (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Constantia Teich GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Kornfeld, Lambert Nekula, Alfred Wegenberger, Adolf Schedl, Franz Reiterer
  • Patent number: 8881929
    Abstract: A two-part closure for use in conjunction with a liner. An upper part of the closure is substantially plate like and clips or snaps onto the lower part of the closure. The lowest part of the closure has sidewalls with interior threads or a snap-on rib, as desired. The upper portion of the lower part is open, with crossing ribs positioned a spaced distance above the sealing lip for the lower part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Phoenix Closures, Inc.
    Inventor: Len Ekkert
  • Patent number: 8863967
    Abstract: A pouring port of a container for liquid at one end of which a rubber stopper allowing the penetration of an injection needle therethrough is embedded, wherein: the pouring port is formed by welding a port part, at least the innermost layer of which forming the discharge channel thereof comprises a resin containing a COP-based resin as the main component, with a stopper body part, which holds the rubber stopper and comprises a resin containing a COP-based resin as the main component, via the resin layers containing the respective COP-based resins as the main component; and at least the resin constituting the stopper body part contains a rubber component in an amount of not more than 30% by mass, or has, in the main chain, a molecular structure represented by general formula (1) [wherein R represents a hydrogen atom or an organic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms; and n represents an integer equal to or greater than 1] and contains a PE-based resin in an amount of 30% by mass or less, and/or contains an a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Fujimori Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyoaki Suzuki, Koichi Miura
  • Patent number: 8852725
    Abstract: A vessel closing laminate comprising: a seal laminate comprising a bottom subassembly of layers including a foil layer; and a seal substrate attached to the uppermost layer of the bottom subassembly of layers wherein the seal substrate has a bottom foam layer and a top plastic material layer and further includes a free tab lying wholly within the circumference of the seal; a wax layer on top of the plastic material layer of the seal substrate; and an absorbent liner adhered to the plastic material layer of the seal substrate by means of the wax layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Sachs, David John O'Brien, Andrew Fenwick McLean
  • Patent number: 8827094
    Abstract: A closure comprising a solid color spout and a transparent overcap is adapted to be sealed to a container neck by means of a double-sided foil. The overcap has a depending valve, which engages with the spout to hold these components together prior to assembly to the container. The spout has a flange adapted to seat on a rim of the container neck and an annular wall that is received within the container neck. The foil is welded to the flange and is also used to weld the closure to a rim of a container neck of standard threaded design. The overcap can screw to an external thread on the container neck. The primary ex-factory seal is provided by welding the assembled closure to the neck. The secondary seal is provided by the engagement of the overcap valve with the spout. The invention discloses an improved method of assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Babco Closures Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Michael McGeough, Henning von Spreckelsen
  • Patent number: 8807374
    Abstract: A metal closure is described, in the form of a foil lid (1) bonded to a metal annular component (such as a container body or separate intermediate ring). The foil lid (1) and annular component are made of dissimilar metals, with the closure adapted to prevent bimetallic corrosion at the interface between the dissimilar metals of the foil lid and the annular component. The closure is adapted such that the lid comprises a peripheral wall which is upstanding from the annular component such that a gap is maintained between the annular component and an exposed metal peripheral edge of the lid. Further aspects of the invention include: i. a method for making such a metal closure; and ii. an apparatus for making such a metal closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas James Caunter, Ian Maxwell
  • Patent number: 8770428
    Abstract: A lid (16) for closing an opening (12) of a container (10) comprises a sealing foil (26) which is sealable to a fringe (14) of the container opening (12) and the sealing foil (26) is formed tearable and/or is attachable tearable to the fringe (14) of the container opening (12). Therefore, the sealing foil (26) is fixed directly at the lid (16) and the fixing connection (28) is formed between the sealing foil (26) and the lid (16) more weakly than the intended sealing connection (34) between the sealing foil (26) and the fringe (14) of the container opening (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Weener Plastik GmbH
    Inventor: Jens Brauer
  • Patent number: 8746499
    Abstract: In a container for solid, paste-like or flowable products, particularly food products, comprising a lower container part for containing the products and a container top part for closing the container, wherein the container bottom part has a rim which extends around the container bottom part opening, the container top part has a collar element which extends around the rim of the container bottom part and an essentially flat areal cover element connected to the collar element and releasably connected to the rim of the container bottom part when, after filling of the container bottom part with a product, the container is closed by the container top part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Arta Plast AB
    Inventor: Henning Steg
  • Patent number: 8746484
    Abstract: A sealing member or inner seal for a sealing to a rim of a container is described herein that is capable of initially providing sealing for the container and subsequently for providing a dispenser or dispensing feature having a cleanly formed opening or other passage therethrough for dispensing container contents. The sealing members or inner seals herein are constructed from flexible sheets or laminates defining one or more integrated or preformed dispensing feature(s) or element(s) for dispensing contents from the container. The one or more integrated dispensing feature(s) or element(s) are initially covered on both sides to be exposed for use upon removal of a portion of the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll, Steven A. Brucker
  • Patent number: 8703265
    Abstract: A holographic sealing member for a container including a heat actuated sealant or adhesive layer that secures the sealing member to a container. The sealing member also includes a metal foil sealing layer over and covering and bonded to the heat actuated sealant or adhesive layer, a holographic layer over and covering and bonded to the metal foil layer having an upper plastic layer and a lower embossed image layer, and a tab over and covering and bonded to the upper plastic layer. The tab may be pulled to remove the tab and the plastic layer from a container, thereby exposing the lower embossed image layer which may then be perforated to gain access to the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll, Joseph Smelko
  • Patent number: 8695842
    Abstract: A protector for containers for improving hygiene conditions, especially for cans with an essentially cylindrical form. The protector includes an upper protector element covering the upper part of the container and a lower ring arranged peripherally around the container connected to the upper protector element by a hinge section. The upper protector element also includes a ring pull projecting towards the outside in a downwards direction from the body of the upper protector element and having a cambered form following the contour of the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventors: Jose Francisco Gonzalez Sanchez, Francisco Javier Cana Martinez
  • Patent number: 8672168
    Abstract: Sealing disc (1) for closing a container having a plug or cap closure, comprising a support (2) to be positioned at the bottom of the plug or of the cap, joined by means of a temporary adhesive (7) to a membrane seal (3) to be sealed on the mouth of the container, the membrane seal (3) being provided on all or part of its thickness with a prolongation constituting a pull tab (4), characterized in that the whole surface of the tab is folded back on the face of the membrane seal (3) in contact with the corresponding face of the support (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Manufacture Generale de Joints
    Inventors: Stephane Triquet, Remy Bischoff
  • Publication number: 20140048438
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides a layered article for sealing an opening in a package for a high alcohol content product. The layered article has a facestock, a reclosure adhesive, a machine direction oriented film, and a sealing adhesive. The sealing adhesive provides a good long-term seal for the package that is resistant to degradation from alcohol. The machine direction oriented film provides an alcohol barrier between the product and the reclosure adhesive. Upon opening, the film tears clean and straight in the machine direction to allow a portion of the film to stay in contact with the package and another portion of the film to be pulled from the package to expose the opening. The reclosure adhesive provides resealing capabilities for the layered article after the initial opening of the package. The clean straight tear also provides a tamper evident feature for the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Julia WOO
  • Patent number: 8651638
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus comprises an ink tank including an ink accommodating unit, an ink leading-out mechanism for leading out the ink in the ink accommodating unit to an outside, and a housing, and an ink tank holder for removably retaining the ink tank, wherein a space is formed between the ink leading-out mechanism and the housing, and when the ink tank is mounted to the ink tank holder, an ink flow passage is formed by contact of an outer periphery of an ink leading-out needle in the ink tank holder with a sealing member in the ink leading-out mechanism, further comprising restriction means for restricting a position of the ink tank to the ink tank holder such that when removing the ink tank from the ink tank holder, the ink tank stops in a state where a tip end of the ink leading-out needle is in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8631953
    Abstract: A closure for a container, e.g., a tube, for a sample, e.g., a biological sample. The closure comprises a cap having a first opening and a second opening, the first opening capable of communicating with the mouth of a container, the second opening sealed by an exterior seal, and intermediate the first opening and the exterior seal, an interior seal. The invention also provides an assembly comprising the closure of this invention and a container. The invention also provides a method for preparing the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Erin Kim Pavlovic, Keith A. Haapala, Joseph F. Welk
  • Patent number: 8613367
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a sealing assembly. The sealing assembly includes a cap having a top surface and a bottom surface, an adhesive layer adjacent the bottom surface of the cap, and a septum adjacent to the adhesive layer. The adhesive layer includes a self-bonding silicone composition and the septum includes at least one fluoropolymer layer. The disclosure is further directed to methods for making the aforementioned sealing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Duan Li Ou, Scott R Johnson, Charles D. Klann, Leland E Moll
  • Patent number: 8573423
    Abstract: A closure comprising a solid colour spout and a transparent overcap is adapted to be sealed to a container neck by means of a double-sided foil. The overcap has a depending valve, which engages with the spout to hold these components together prior to assembly to the container. The spout has a flange adapted to seat on a rim of the container neck and an annular wall that is received within the container neck. The foil is welded to the flange and is also used to weld the closure to a rim of a container neck of standard threaded design. The overcap can screw to an external thread on the container neck. The primary ex-factory seal is provided by welding the assembled closure to the neck. The secondary seal is provided by the engagement of the overcap valve with the spout. The invention discloses an improved method of assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Babco Closures Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Michael McGeough, Henning von Spreckelsen
  • Patent number: 8522990
    Abstract: A holographic sealing member for a container is designed for attachment to the rim of an opening in the container. The holographic sealing member comprises a holographic layer having an upper plastic layer on its upper side and a lower embossed image layer on its lower side. A sealant or adhesive layer is attached to at least those portions of the lower side of the holographic layer that are intended to come into direct contact with the container's rim when the sealing member is placed upon and is sealed to a container. A metal foil layer lies over and covers and is adhesively bonded to the upper side of the holographic layer and may be inductively heated to actuate the heat actuated sealant. A tab covers and is adhesively bonded to the metal foil layer and may be pulled to remove the sealing member from a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll
  • 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: RE46842
    Abstract: A container closure assembly includes a closure, an inner seal, and a radio frequency identification tag. The inner seal comprises a sealable film laminated to a metallic foil, and includes a first surface for sealing engagement with a container sealing surface, and a second, opposed surface for non-scaling engagement with a backing liner, a facing liner, or a glued-in closure liner. The radio frequency identification tag includes a microprocessor electrically coupleable with an antenna for receiving, storing, and transmitting digitized information. The inner seal minimizes migration of fluids between a container interior volume and an exterior of a container when the inner seal is sealingly engaged with a container sealing surface. The radio frequency identification tag is includable in the closure assembly without the closure assembly electromagnetically interfering with the receiving, storing, or transmitting of the digitized information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: eAgile Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Phaneuf, Gary P. Burns, Michael Isabell