Closure Pivoted About Receptacle Opening Patents (Class 215/235)
  • Patent number: 10843849
    Abstract: A includes a body and a top structure coupled to the body. The body includes a top panel and two annular walls extending in a same direction from a surface of the top panel. One or more ribs extend from the top panel between the inner annular wall and the outer annular wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Silgan White Cap LLC
    Inventor: Gary L. Berge
  • Patent number: 10800584
    Abstract: A cap and container assembly includes a container having a base and a side wall extending upward from the base. The base and the side wall define an interior, and the side wall defines an opening leading to the interior. A cap moves with respect to the container between an opened position in which the opening is exposed, and a closed position in which the cap covers the opening. A tab projects outward from the cap and has a bottom surface. A spacer projects from the container side wall at a location beneath the tab when the assembly is in the closed position. The spacer bends inward towards the container in response to application of a sufficient force, to move from a locked position that blocks the bottom surface of the tab, to an unlocked position to expose at least a portion of the bottom surface of the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CSP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Herve Pichot, John Belfance, Mark Ostrowski, Michael Bucholtz, Joseph W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10688709
    Abstract: Blow molded plastic components are disclosed having integrally formed brackets, formed together with the component in the molding step. A method of blow molding is disclosed for integrally forming brackets onto a blow molded component. More specifically, the disclosures relates to a blow molded plastic component having a bracket formed integrally in the blow molding process and configured to rotate onto and lockably engage undercut features or lugs formed integrally on the outer surface of the blow molded component, all features formed during the molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventor: Bradley Olson
  • Patent number: 10683144
    Abstract: A cap assembly for use with multiple bottles having different size necks is provided. The assembly includes a base, at least one adapter and a lid. The base includes a compartment for storing the adapter and an opening having at least two internally threaded sections of different size and a port. The adapter includes an internally threaded opening having at least two sections of different size and an externally threaded surface having at least two sections of different size. The lid is mounted on the base for movement between a position wherein the base opening port is closed and a position wherein the base opening port is open. Additional adapters may be included. The additional adapters are configured to accept bottle necks of different sizes than the base opening and first adapter such that at least six bottles with different size necks can be used with the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BOTTLE DRAINER LLC
    Inventors: Jay A. Klapper, Michael Klapper
  • Patent number: 10676258
    Abstract: A child-resistant, flip-top closure includes a closure body for secure connection to a container which stores the content/product which is to be dispensed. Hinged to the closure body is a flip-open lid which is constructed and arranged to be lifted manually. A child-resistant structure is incorporated into the closure construction. The child-resistant structure of one exemplary embodiment is constructed and arranged with a squeeze-to-release feature. The child-resistant structures of other exemplary embodiments are constructed and arranged with a tab press-down feature. Actuation of the child-resistant structure (squeeze or press down) must be performed concurrently with the lifting action applied to the flip-open lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: RIEKE LLC
    Inventors: Yen Kean Lee, Fidel Aragon
  • Patent number: 10670618
    Abstract: Provided is an automated analysis device equipped with a lid opening/closing mechanism with which it is possible to selectively open or close lids of a plurality of reagent containers, as well as to close all of the lids of the plurality of reagent containers, regardless of their current open/closed state. Each of a plurality of hooks 102 rotatably linked to a hook base part 104 has: a claw portion 203 which, when oriented to engage with a lid 101, causes force to act on the lid 101 in the opening direction; a basal part 202 which, when oriented to engage with the lid 101, causes force to act on the lid in the closing direction; and a closing protrusion 201 which, when oriented not to engage with the lid 101, causes force to act on the lid in the closing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takushi Miyakawa, Kazuhiro Noda, Yukinori Sakashita
  • Patent number: 10654625
    Abstract: A twist and flip closure includes first and second closure portions. The first closure portion includes a top wall portion, a skirt portion, and first and second frangible connections. The first frangible connection extends around the closure circumference. The second frangible connection has first and second sections. The second frangible connection is spaced from the first frangible connection. At least a portion of the second frangible connection is located further from the top wall portion than a portion of the first frangible connection. The second frangible connection defines an area adapted to form a tab. The second closure portion includes a tamper-evident band. The closure is adapted to be opened by twisting to break the frangible connections and expose the tab and then flipping the first closure portion from the second closure portion via the exposed tab. The closure is adapted to be locked when flipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Closure Systems International Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremiah Migas, Jeremy Morin, Aravind Murali
  • Patent number: 10507957
    Abstract: A cap, apparatus, and method for manufacturing a cap. The cap (104) may include a base (106) defining an orifice therethrough, and a lid ((108) coupled with the base. The lid may include a top surface (125), a bottom surface (134) that is opposite to the top surface, a plug (122) extending from the bottom surface for a first distance, and a brim (114) extending from bottom surface for a second distance that is less than or equal to the first distance. The brim includes a first curve (208) at least partially extending from the bottom surface away from the top surface, and a second curve (210) at least partially extending from the top surface, away from the bottom surface. The brim defines at least a portion of an engagement surface that faces at least partially away from a centerline of the lid. The cap is operable between an open position and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Kiat-Cheong Toh, Bruce Cummings
  • Patent number: 10501242
    Abstract: A drinking cap for a bottle includes a screwable drinking section for mating with screw threads of a bottle and a covering cap, hinged to the drinking section. The drinking section is provided with a cylindrical shaped spout of about ¼-¾ inches in height and about ¼-½ inch in outside diameter, all to enhance normal oral motor development and physiological development of a person's mouth. An air vent and air connecting air channel provided to the drinking section so that a drinker's lips, even if covering the opening of the air vent, will not block the passage of air into the cavity of the bottle to which the device is attached, ensuring no negative air pressure therein due to sucking. Mechanisms are provided for preventing leakage, ensuring free, easy flow of fluid when sucking is initiated, and ensuring safety to a child using or near the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Licari
  • Patent number: 10442591
    Abstract: A closure (910) comprising a base (912) and a lid (914), the base and lid being joined by a hinge arrangement (932) so that the lid is movable between a closed position and an open position, the hinge arrangement comprising a main hinge (981) and a separate auxiliary hinge (995), in which the lateral extent of the main hinge is greater than the lateral extent of the auxiliary hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Rognard, Claude Benoit-Gonin
  • Patent number: 10405634
    Abstract: An improved applicator for dispensing liquids and viscous fluids comprising an applicator body, an applicator tip assembly, and optionally a filter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: OptMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Dallas Kirk, III, Paul J. Mulhauser
  • Patent number: 10376887
    Abstract: Closing arrangement for a cap of a tube in a carrier, wherein the arrangement comprises at least a first, a second and a third moveable engagement member, the first member being adapted to induce a first part of the cap rotation and the second member being adapted to induce a second part of the cap rotation and the third member being adapted to induce a third part of the cap rotation for closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Qiagen GMBH
    Inventors: Bruno Walder, Sasa Lazevski, Kurt Stark
  • Patent number: 10351312
    Abstract: Provided is a storage container having a door lid whose opening and closing direction is changeable, and in which a take-out port can be accessed from various directions. The storage container includes a container body and the door lid. The container body has an outer peripheral frame defining the take-out port. The door lid can be attached to the outer peripheral frame, and opens and closes the take-out port. The outer peripheral frame includes plural coupling counterpart portions extending in directions in which the outer peripheral frame extends. The door lid includes a coupling portion detachably coupled to any of the coupling counterpart portions. The coupling portion and the coupling counterpart portions are configured such that, when the coupling portion is coupled to any of the coupling counterpart portions, the door lid can be rotated with respect to the outer peripheral frame to open and close the take-out port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: IWASAKI INDUSTRY INC.
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10329077
    Abstract: Presented is a closure assembly and a method for opening. The closure assembly includes a body, the body defining an opening and a body locking portion, and a lid, the lid moveably affixed to the body and comprising a lid locking portion, the lid locking portion configured to engage the body locking portion to releasably lock the lid in the closed position. The closure assembly also includes a hinge, the hinge being affixed to the lid and the body, the hinge configured to move the lid from a closed position occluding the opening of the body to an open position permitting passage through the opening, the hinge further configured to urge the lid into the open position, and at least one spring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Currier Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary John Kieffer, Steven Michael Faes
  • Patent number: 10315811
    Abstract: A lid assembly for attachment to a drinking vessel is provided having a camming lever rotatably attached to an upper portion of a lid main body, and a sealing member rotatably attached to a lower portion of lid main body. Rotation of the camming lever between a forward and rearward position in an elongated recess of the lid main body selectively seals and unseals a drinking aperture in the lid main body. A locking member is operable to selectively secure the rotational position of the camming lever when the sealing member is in a sealing position sealing the drinking aperture. A cam axle of the camming lever is removably attachable to an attachment element of the sealing member to transition the lid assembly between a use configuration for drinking and a cleaning configuration in which the lid assembly may be thoroughly cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PACIFIC MARKET INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Evan Michael Choltco-Devlin, Sarah Danger George
  • Patent number: 10301102
    Abstract: Plastic aerosol container having a thermally crystallized neck finish configured to receive an aerosol valve assembly and an expanded strain oriented aerosol container body integral with the neck finish. A junction between the thermally crystallized neck finish and the strain oriented container body defines a pull point at which strain orientation begins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, LP
    Inventors: Ralph Armstrong, Keith J. Barker, Tapan Y. Patel
  • Patent number: 10160575
    Abstract: A bottle sealing device for reversibly sealing a bottle includes a tube that is hollow. The tube is configured to insert a neck of a bottle such that the tube is reversibly couplable to the bottle with a threaded section of the bottle protruding through an upper end of the tube. A cap is pivotally coupled to the upper end of the tube. The cap also is reversibly couplable to the upper end of the tube. The cap is substantially complementary to the threaded section of the bottle. The cap is configured to reversibly and sealably couple to a lip of the bottle as the cap is reversibly coupled to the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: James Ray
  • Patent number: 9994371
    Abstract: A breakseal providing desired compliance characteristics for a reliable seal between the fitment of a liquid dispenser and the breakseal. A compliant material is provided on the non-wetted face of the breakseal, enabling compliance of the breakseal on a wetted face for sealing between the breakseal and the mating component. The breakseal may also include raised features on segments that are separated after rupturing that prevent or mitigate scoring of O-ring seals upon probe insertion. A wiping feature that provides redundant sealing between the breakseal and a mating cap or other mating connection may also be incorporated into the breakseal. The breakseal can also include a flat on an outer perimeter that may serve as a gate for injection molding, so that any gate vestige from the molding process will not protrude beyond the outer diameter of the breakseal to cause unwanted interference between the breakseal and the mating connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Ware, Greg Nelson, Amy Koland, Bruce Musolf, Michael Allen, John Leyes, James Linder, Richard L. Wilson, Royce Richter, Brenna Brosch
  • Patent number: 9969535
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a closure moulded in closed position. The closure comprises a body and a lid, which are separated by a circumferential gap. A snap hinge comprising two trapezoid elements which are connected each by film hinges to the body and the lid, causes a snap action while opening or closing the closure. The closure offers opening angles in the range of 220°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: CREANOVA AG
    Inventor: Louis Lagler
  • Patent number: 9850044
    Abstract: In order to prevent or minimize littering, the invention proposes a plastic closure (1) having a tamper-proof element. The plastic closure has a tamper-proof element that is as small as possible, and the plastic closure is largely secured against loss. The tamper-proof element consists of a plate (50), which is formed as part of the jacket wall (30) of the cover (3) by means of designed breaking point bridges (51, 52) and lies behind a first apron (25) in the closed state before the first opening and engages in a window (26) of the first apron by means of a locking hook. After the first opening, the plate (50) is separated from the cover and is held captive between the first apron (25) and a second, inner apron (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: FOSTAG FORMENBAU AG
    Inventor: Rolf Mühlemann
  • Patent number: 9776350
    Abstract: A one piece molded tamper evident push-on closure suitable for closing an opening of a bottle, and method for manufacture thereof. The closure includes a cap portion, a latch ring portion and a frangible connector connecting the cap portion and the latch ring portion. The closure includes a plurality of resiliently deformable teeth extending inwardly from the latch ring portion and towards the cap portion for engaging the latch ring portion onto the neck of the bottle. The closure includes a manually engageable tab projecting from the latch ring portion to permit application of a manual force to rupture the frangible connector and permit the cap portion to be at least partially disconnected from the latch ring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Stanpac Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Hugh Witt
  • Patent number: 9717389
    Abstract: An extraction cleaner for a floor surface comprises a fluid delivery system for storing cleaning fluid and delivering the cleaning fluid to the surface to be cleaned and a fluid recovery system for removing the spent cleaning fluid and dirt from the surface to be cleaned and storing the spent cleaning fluid and dirt. The fluid delivery system can further include a bladder housed within a tank of the recovery system, and the bladder can be closed by a fill cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Johnson, Michael Graham, Mitchell DeJonge, Kenneth M I Lenkiewicz
  • Patent number: 9663277
    Abstract: A closure comprising a spout and a lid is secured to a wide mouthed container body, particularly a low tolerance HDPE container, by means of a plurality of double sided foil strips that are punched and welded to the base preferably in orientations parallel to one another on opposite sides of the opening and/or at right angles to each other. The strips are secondarily welded to the container to form a childproof, tamper-evident connection superior to mechanical latches and uses less material than a full or donut foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Michael McGeough, Andrew Bell
  • Patent number: 9637286
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for receiving and dispensing additives into an agricultural tank have a threaded opening, the system including a threadable cap releasably secured to a measuring device and threaded to the tank threaded opening, the threadable cap including a hose restrictor for passing a hose through said threadable cap into said tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventors: James N Hertzog, George W Steinmeir
  • Patent number: 9630756
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant container with tamper-evident features includes a cover portion including an outwardly extending peripheral flange and a base portion an upper peripheral rim and a skirt depending downwardly therefrom. The upper peripheral rim extending substantially about the perimeter of the container and configured to substantially surround the outwardly extending peripheral flange of the cover portion to render the outwardly extending peripheral flange of the cover portion relatively inaccessible when the container is closed. The container includes a hinge joining the cover portion to the base portion. The vertical height of the hinge correlates with the height of the skirt that depends downwardly from the base portion when the height of the skirt is substantially uniform around the perimeter of the container. The hinge includes a frangible section including at least one line of weakness which, when severed, facilitates removal of the cover portion from the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Inline Plastics Corp.
    Inventors: Robert Sellari, Peter Boback, Bruce K. Stein, Daniel A. Landan, Tadeusz J. Klimaszewski
  • Patent number: 9555939
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing container is provided having a cap assembly preventing dispensing of fluid therefrom prior to both an alignment of markers and a pivoting of a nozzle which helps prevent use by children lacking dexterity and knowledge for achieving concurrent positioning of the nozzle and markers. A tamper alarm prior to purchase is provided by a pillar and tab preventing dispensing until removed, which if removed, provide a visually discernable alarm to tampering with the container. The container is capable of inverted dispensing with upward projection of fluid by the pivoting nozzle engaged with a cap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Marwan Chehadeh
  • Patent number: 9505534
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a container for holding a granular product or powdered material, such as infant formula. More specifically the disclosure is directed to a container including a closure having a collar and lid for resealably securing the open end of the container. The container may include a tub having at least one collar mating protrusion and a collar having an aperture designed to engage the at least one collar mating protrusion of the tub to secure the collar to the tub. The collar may further include a lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Mead Johnson Nutrition (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Grace Mercado, Patrick McCallister, Prasad Ventrapragada, Simon Tan, Sundaramurthy Dandapani
  • Patent number: 9321565
    Abstract: When the outer lid of a container closure is moved from a closed position for covering the upper surface wall of the body to an open position, the inner lid is moved from a closed position for closing a discharge port at the tip to an open position for opening the discharge port; and when the outer lid is moved from the open to the closed position, the inner lid is moved from the open to the closed position, the inner lid is prevented from becoming twisted. A second hinge connecting the inner lid to the discharge tube includes a central hinge piece connecting the inner lid and the discharge tube in a widthwise central part of the inner lid, and opposite side hinge pieces connecting the inner lid and the discharge tube on both outer sides in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON CLOSURES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motokatsu Yamada, Takahiro Akaogi
  • Patent number: 9211040
    Abstract: A food jar has an insulated body with a wide-mouth opening for receiving food. A collar is affixed to the opening of the food jar by affixing a throat member to the collar and threading the throat into the wide-mouth body. The throat member includes a gasket at the lower end to seal the throat to the body. A lid is affixed to the collar by a hinge. The lid includes a central projection that extends into sealing contact with the gasket on the throat member to seal the lid to the throat member. A button is mounted in a channel in the lid and biased by a spring to move into an engaging position to engage the collar at an opening in the collar to secure the lid to the collar. A wire loop is provided to engage the button in an embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: THERMOS L.L.C.
    Inventor: Marvin Lane
  • Patent number: 8991631
    Abstract: A beverage container comprises a body for receiving fluids, having a base, a first side wall adjoining the base, and an opening section adjoining the first side wall and having a discharge opening. The container further comprises a cover module that is placed on or is present on the body and has a second side wall and a cover flap adjacent thereto. When the cover module is present on the body, the first and the second side walls form an outline shape of the container, at least in sections, the diameter of which has at least one maximum. At least one film, at least in regions, rests on the first and second side walls, and extends on one side and an opposite side at the body at the at least one diameter maximum. The film may be a shrink film that is shrunk on the first and second side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Red Bull GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Kalchmair, Catherine Reiter, Nathalie Mikhaeel, Peter Huels, Roland Concin, Gabriele Weber-Trinkfass, Matthias Rinderer
  • Patent number: 8978908
    Abstract: A dispensing head (103) for closing a vessel, mainly a tube or a vial, includes an outlet opening (135) and a hinged cap (104) for closing the opening (135) of the dispensing head. The dispensing head (103) and the hinged cap (104) are made of a single piece. The hinged cap (104) is molded over the dispensing head (103). The cap (104) can be secured onto the head (103) by anchoring even when the materials are not compatible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Lindal France SAS
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Lilienthal, Herve Bodet
  • Patent number: 8960423
    Abstract: A fillable closure is used to initiate emptying of a separately fillable capsule molded into this closure. The capsule is made oxygen-impermeable on the inside or outside with a vapor-deposited layer of silicon dioxide or metal. The volume of the capsule can be reduced through pressurization from the top, through deformation of its side walls, for cutting or rupturing a sealing foil. The capsule has an asymmetric push button with a pusher surface, a deformable front and side wall and a stable rear wall. The upper end of the rear wall forms a stationary edge, on which the pusher surface can be pivoted downward through deformation of the front and side wall. On the bottom of the pusher surface, a triangle-shaped blade is formed, which ends in a tip, and its triangle edge forming a cutting edge for piercing and cutting the sealing foil on the bottom of the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bevaswiss AG
    Inventor: Fritz Seelhofer
  • Patent number: 8960491
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (100) for loosely stored products, comprising a container body (10) having a connecting means (16), the container further comprising a cover (11) having a connecting means (19), said connecting means (19) of the cover (11) having a hinge (21), wherein said connecting means (19) of the cover (11) is engaged with said connecting means (16) of the container body (10) from below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Clariant Production (France) S.A.S.
    Inventors: Valere Logel, Dominique Bois
  • Patent number: 8926582
    Abstract: A sealing cap for a body fluid container, and a body fluid collection device and system are disclosed. The sealing cap includes an inner cap placeable on an opening in the body fluid container forming a mouth, the inner cap has a shielding member which seals the mouth of the body fluid container, an outer cap resting on the inner cap, the outer cap being movable relative to the inner cap, and a channel member, wherein by a rotational movement the outer cap is movable between an first position in which the channel member is located separated from the shielding member and a second position in which the channel member extends through the shielding member, thereby establishing an open state of the shielding member, and wherein the shielding member returns to a closed state when the outer cap is moved back from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Wahl, Rolf Schneebeli, Renato Belz
  • Patent number: 8881921
    Abstract: A dispensing bottle-top 10 for bottles for products of liquid or viscous consistency includes a bottle-top body (20) adapted to be mounted on a bottle and including a feed cavity (13) and a top piece (30) adapted to be moved relative to this body between an inactive configuration in which a product dispensing orifice (35) is blocked and an active configuration in which this dispensing orifice (35) is exposed to the outside and communicates with the feed cavity (13). This bottle-top has a lateral wall that is advantageously cylindrical and is formed by the body 20 and, in said inactive configuration, an upper wall consisting entirely of the upper wall of the top part 30. This cylindrical body and this top part have complementary part-spherical surfaces adapted to slide one along the other with a relative movement and being connected by complementary retaining and guiding elements that remain hidden by this top part in each of the active and inactive configurations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Chanel Parfums Beaute
    Inventors: Cédric Mallochet, Olivier Perrin, Gilles Hengy, Jean-Jacques Wicky
  • Patent number: 8875918
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a packaging (1) comprising a container (2) with a container body (5), and a container opening (6) having an upper edge (7), and a closure (4) for closing said container, the container (2) and the closure (4) being made out of polyethylene terephtalate (PET), polyethylene naphtalate (PEN), or a combination thereof, said container and said closure comprising respectively first (8) and second (9) attachment means, characterized in that: (i) the attachment means (8, 9) are adapted in shape and size to cooperate with each other, and (ii) at least the second attachment means (8) is made of PET or PEN and adapted in shape and size to deform permanently by punching or rolling to link both attachment means, and create a permanent, preferably fluid-tight, arrangement between said container (2) and said closure (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Cerveny, Christian Detrois
  • Patent number: 8863968
    Abstract: A cap is provided for a laboratory vessel. The cap includes a lid that can be rotated relative to the laboratory vessel from a closed position to an open position. The lid includes at least one tab dimensioned and disposed for receiving manual digital pressure for opening and/or closing the lid. The tab is in an offset position to prevent a thumb or forefinger from passing over and in contact with the opening to the vessel. Additionally, the lid includes a shield inwardly from the tab for further preventing contact between a finger and the open top of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: David C. Giusti
  • Publication number: 20140305899
    Abstract: A bottle closure (100) for a bottle (200) comprises a first closure (500) securable over an opening of the bottle (200). The first closure (500) having a central generally circular projection (540), and a liquid flow aperture (512) located adjacent to the projection. A second closure (600) is located over the first closure (500), the second closure (600) having a generally circular aperture (632) adapted to receive the circular projection (540), the second closure (600) being movable between a first position and a second position. In the first position the circular projection (540) generally occludes flow through the circular aperture (632), and in the second position the circular projection (540) is adjacent to the circular aperture (632), providing a fluid flow path from the bottle, through the liquid flow aperture (512) and the circular aperture (632). The first closure (500) includes a first engagement formation (504) and the second closure (600) includes a corresponding second engagement formation (602).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Kidd, Aimee Reynolds, Brett R. Niggel, Liam Hawry
  • Publication number: 20140263149
    Abstract: A container is provided. The container includes a neck. The neck includes coupling features. A first closure is configured to be coupled to the container by a first coupling feature. A second closure is configured to be coupled to the container by a second coupling feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Portola Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary L. Berge, Mike Xiaoli Ma
  • Patent number: 8820550
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a packaging comprising a container with a container body (1), and a container opening (2) having an upper edge (3), and a closure element (4) for closing said container, characterized in that the closure element (4) is rigid and is ultrasonically sealed onto the upper edge (3) of the container opening (2), so that said closure element (4) and said container (1, 2) form one single unitary part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Detrois, Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • Patent number: 8794460
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a hinged closure (1) preferably molded in a closed position. The closure has a base (2) and a lid (3) interconnected to the base by a hinge arrangement (4). A latching mechanism (15) holds the closure (1) in position with respect to a neck (12) and prevents unwanted opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Creanova Universal Closures Ltd.
    Inventors: Rodney Druitt, Louis Lagler
  • Patent number: 8795748
    Abstract: A capsule for storing a fixed amount of syrup. The capsule includes a housing to store the fixed amount of syrup and is shaped to sit on an opening of a bottle of liquid. The capsule also includes a release mechanism to release the syrup in a controlled manner into the bottle. The invention includes a method for releasing syrup from a capsule into a bottle of carbonated water. The method includes the capsule being placed on a rim of the bottle and the capsule receiving a downward force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: SodaStream Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Kopel, Allan Ring, Avi Cohen, Hagai Harduff, Doron Krom, Amit Avigdor, Eyal Fendell
  • Patent number: 8789718
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a lid comprising of: a brim latch adjoining a rim that extends around a periphery of the lid; a support tab in mating engagement with at least one wing that comprises of a top rim, an elevated member that extends upward and circumferentially from the brim latch, at least one sloped wall, and two side walls; and at least one film strip removably attached to the at least one wing, wherein the at least one film strip substantially covers the top rim of the at least one wing, which includes an arcuate portion sloping from side to side forming a u-shaped slope wherein the sides protrude upward and outward defining a lip contacting area causing a seal to be formed when the lip contacting area is engaged by an individual's lips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: Isaac S. Daniel, Peter Mastrorio
  • Patent number: 8783483
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure (10) is provided and comprises a base (15) and a lid (20). The base has an inner skirt (50) and an outer skirt (25). The closure has locking means (81, 86) tor releasably locking the lid in a closed position. The outer skirt has one or more pressing zones (80, 85) which can be pressed to release the locking means. The inner skirt has one or more cut-outs (65, 70) in register with the or each pressing zone whereby to allow greater deflection thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Stephen Faragher, Jamie Fox, Darren John Mears
  • Patent number: 8777030
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a non-reusable closure may include a base attachable to a container. The closure base contains an engagement insert that can screw onto a container neck. The base and engagement insert together contain one or more regions of weakness which break and/or deform when the closure is removed from the container thereby preventing re-attachment of the closure to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David Ziegenhorn, Jay Hinkle, Greg Showers, Kerry D. Azelton, Stacie M. Alvarez
  • Patent number: 8757429
    Abstract: An overcap (14) is provided for a container (10) having a hinge (26) supporting a moveable flap (28) to provide access to the container reservoir. First and second skirts (34, 44) are provided for engaging an upper rim on the container body, with one skirt permitting the mounting of the overcap in two alternate positions. In the first position, only the first skirt (34) engages the upper rim, which allows a removable membrane to be positioned on the upper rim of the container. In the second position, the membrane is removed and both the first and second skirts engage the inner and outer edges of the rim of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Stevens
  • Patent number: 8757425
    Abstract: An illustrative beverage container having a handle defining multiple gripping portions is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Williams Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Copeland
  • Patent number: 8740000
    Abstract: An opening device of a liquid food container includes a bottom, a main body, and a top part joined to an upper end of the main body and formed with thermoplastic resin. The top part has a lid integrally moulded with thermoplastic resin. The lid divides the top part and includes weakening lines, a first lid part, a second lid part, and a gripper. A first hinge is formed between the first lid part and the second lid part, the weakening lines are cut when the gripper is pulled up, and the-first lid part rotates on the-first hinge such that the weakening lines open narrowly. A second hinge is formed in an edge of the second lid part, the weakening lines are cut by further pulling the gripper, and the second lid part rotates on the second hinge such that the weakening lines open more widely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance, S.A.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Moriyama, Koshaku Ito
  • Patent number: 8727148
    Abstract: A cap is received on an associated bottle opening. The cap preferably includes an annular body and a sidewall that includes a thread member extending around at least a portion of an inner surface thereof. A closing surface extends substantially perpendicular to the sidewall and is dimensioned to cover the associated bottle opening. As disclosed, an opening in the cap closing surface has first, second, and third portions that each form distinct interconnected narrow, intermediate, and large pour opening portions. A lid is selectively received on the closing surface and includes a seal extending outwardly from a surface thereof. The seal includes similarly dimensioned first, second, and third portions that conform to and selectively seal with the first, second, and third portions of the cap opening. Another exemplary embodiment includes a tear-away panel portion that includes a tab to aid in removal of the panel portion and forming the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Creative Edge Design Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Soehnlen, Gregory M. Soehnlen
  • Patent number: 8708175
    Abstract: Closure (1) comprising a ring shaped base (12) laterally surrounding a cap (13) which is functionally interconnected to the ring shaped base (12) via a hinge arrangement (14), whereby the ring shaped base (12) is having an in general horizontal section (15) on which a first end of the hinge arrangement (14) is fixed protruding vertically (z) above the horizontal section (15) of the ring shaped base (12) and whereby a second end of the hinge arrangement (14) is laterally fixed to an outer sidewall (30) of the cap (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Creanova Universal Closures, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark Smith