Tear Strip Patents (Class 215/254)
  • Patent number: 11911339
    Abstract: A cap assembly universally structured for protectively enclosing differently dimensioned and configured additive ports of an IV container and including a housing, which may include a variably dimensioned interior, structured to receive the additive port therein, in an operative position. A cover is disposed in covering relation to the housing interior and a retaining structure is disposed within the housing in retaining engagement with the additive port. A closure structure is disposed on the housing in an attached orientation, structured to be resistant to detachment, concurrent to the operative position of the additive port within the housing. The operative position further includes the retaining structure disposed in retaining engagement with the additive port on the interior of the housing, concurrent to the attached orientation of said closure structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Peter Lehel, Jonathan Vitello
  • Patent number: 11858701
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a can lid that is child resistant, and at the same time senior friendly, and can be initially installed on a can to be removed by an adult, especially a senior adult, and be put back on the can in the same condition where a child could still not be able to easily remove it. The child resistant and senior friendly can lid provided has a replaceable can lid and a locking member, such that when a can is initially opened, it may be readily resealed. The child resistant and senior friendly can lid has tapered, smooth sides to make the lid difficult to grasp and a sealing ledge on the inside surface to grab the seam roll of the upper edge of the can. The lid sealing ledge is relieved in two areas ninety degrees apart leaving a ridge to maintain a seal when the lid is attached to a can. The can lid will be flexible enough to bend for removal by seniors but resistant to removal by children.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: N2 PACKAGING SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Randy S. Martin, Michael G. Standlee, David P. Sibley
  • Patent number: 11612821
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for a gaming system that maintains an internal score and an external score for each user. The system maintains the internal scores to reflect demonstrated user skill. The system uses the accurate internal scores to facilitate communication between client computing devices associated with users that have been selected to participate in gameplay instances based on the internal scores. The external scores maintained by the system displayed to the users. Because the external scores are not used for matchmaking, the external scores may be adjusted in any way without requiring internal consistency. For example, to combat gameplay stagnation, the gameplay system periodically resets maintained external scores. For a time, comparisons between the reset external scores do not accurately reflect the users' rankings within the game. However, as the users participate in gameplay, the external scores return to levels that are similar to the users' internal scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventor: Tian Ding
  • Patent number: 11613397
    Abstract: A glass container includes a sidewall circumscribing a central longitudinal axis, and including a neck finish, which includes a wall having a radially inner surface and a radially outer surface and a rim extending from the wall. The rim has a sealing lip, an outward lip, and a retention lip extending between the outward lip and the radially outer surface of the wall. A ratio of a radial thickness of the rim at a major outer diameter of the outward lip of the rim to a radial thickness of the neck finish wall below the rim and between the radially inner and outer surfaces is between 1.9:1 and 2.2:1. A package includes the glass container and a ring pull cap closure coupled to the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Donald P Delagrange, Raul M. Paredes
  • Patent number: 11535429
    Abstract: The invention relates to a locking cap for a container comprising a neck, intended to block a stopper in the neck of the container and comprising: an external body having a breakable part, a cage that is configured to fit into and lock axially in the external body, and having a breakable zone, the cage further comprising: an upper ring, a plurality n of branches that are connected to the upper ring and define therewith a generally cylindrical shape, n/2 first bridges and n/2 second bridges, each interconnecting two adjacent branches, at least one opening tab, which is supported by a second bridge, which is inclined toward the outside of the cage and is oriented toward the upper ring, the opening tab being adjacent to the breakable zone, which is located on the second bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Maxime Clavel, Gaëtan Rey
  • Patent number: 11530077
    Abstract: A closure for a container is provided with a top portion and a skirt depending from an outer periphery of the top portion. A generally circular rim extends downwards from the lower surface of the top portion. A liner is attached to the closure between an outer surface of the rim and an inner surface of the skirt. The liner is configured to provide a fluid tight seal for containers having varied neck dimensions and/or profiles. One or more projections extend into a space formed between the lower surface of the top portion, an inner surface of the skirt, and an outer surface of the rim, with the liner enveloping and being supported in the closure by the one or more projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Silgan White Cap LLC
    Inventors: Sungsuk Steve Kim, Timothy Graham Stephenson
  • Patent number: 11174080
    Abstract: An easily operable pull-off beverage bottle closure. The closure has a shell, a pull tab, and a liner covering the inner section of the shell providing circumferential sealing. The shell has score lines running on both sides of the pull tab enabling to tear off the closure. The liner is affixed to the inner upper section of the closing plane and covers the surface bigger than the surface limited by the score lines running through the upper plane of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CAN-PACK METAL CLOSURES SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
    Inventors: Pawel Cępa, Aleksander Szymański
  • Patent number: 11084054
    Abstract: A lotion pump includes a pump body with a pump chamber, the pump body is connected with a bottle-locking cap used for fixing the bottle body, and the pump chamber is internally provided with a pumping assembly capable of moving up and down in the pump chamber to pump lotion in the bottle body upwards; the lower end of the pump chamber with a one-way valve only for discharging the lotion in the bottle body upwards during the pumping assembly, the upper end of the pumping assembly is connected with a bent mouth for discharging the lotion, the bent mouth with a connecting ring, the upper end of the pump body with a locking part capable of being rotationally connected with the connecting ring, and an anti-slipping structure between the locking part and the connecting ring for preventing the bent mouth from being unscrewed and opened mistakenly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: MAJESTY PACKAGING SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventor: Jinkao Liang
  • Patent number: 10974512
    Abstract: An ink replenishing container includes an ink storage member in which an ink is stored, the ink storage member having a first side wall that defines the ink storage member and an opening portion surrounded by the first side wall, an ink outlet that communicates with the ink storage portion, and a film member that closes the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taku Ishizawa, Tadahiro Mizutani
  • Patent number: 9969537
    Abstract: An easily openable container lid has a shell and a liner embossed on the inner surface of a top panel wall and a pair of scores formed in the shell. The liner is adhered over the entire surface thereof to the inner surface of the top panel wall. At least second portions of the pair of scores are formed by forming grooves on the inner surface side of the shell, and are extended along the peripheral edge of the liner radially outwardly of the liner. Moreover, the liner has a thin-walled central section and a thick-walled peripheral edge section, and is configured to have a downwardly protruding outer sealing ridge formed in a radially outward region of the thick-walled peripheral edge section. The thickness of the thin-walled central section and the thickness of the thick-walled peripheral edge section are set within required ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON CLOSURES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Okubo, Katsuhito Ichimura
  • Patent number: 9650184
    Abstract: A package containing tamper evident features includes a closure for closing the package and an access point that provides access to contents of the package. The closure includes a ring surrounding the closure which is connected to the package, a lid, substantially covering the access point when the lid is closed on the package, a removable tab secured between a portion of the lid and the ring and a plurality of tear off webs between the ring and the lid. The tear off webs are releasably connected between the ring and the lid. Opening of the package by opening the lid requires both removal of the tab from the tube and breaking of the first tear off webs. Removal of the tab forms a window at least partially provided in the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Clariant Production (France) S.A.S.
    Inventors: Sébastien Lucien Fily, William Leonard Morley, Vincent Sebille, Stéphane Rault
  • Patent number: 9554636
    Abstract: A dispenser has a barrel, a piston upwardly movable within the barrel from a first position to a second position, and a body of personal care composition at least partially within the barrel between the piston and the barrel top end. An actuator is coupled to the piston to shift the piston upward (toward the top end). The actuator comprises a screw member having a threaded portion engaged to the piston for relative rotation about a first axis. A cap has a first condition mounted at the barrel top end. The cap is removable from the first condition. An upper portion of the barrel has a rim portion, a dome, a breakaway connection between the dome and the rim portion recessed below the rim, and a handle coupled to the dome to allow pulling of the handle to sever the breakaway connection to remove the dome from the rim portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Plastek Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Piscopo
  • Patent number: 9227770
    Abstract: A plug for closing a neck of a container comprises an obturation cap, which is laid out across an inner aperture of the neck of the container and which is crossed by a driving-in member notably when the container is installed on a dispenser, and a skirt for attachment to the neck, centered on an axis. The cap defines a central cavity for receiving the driving-in member, the bottom region of which is delimited by a breakable part, which is adapted to be set in abutment by the driving-in member until it breaks and which includes a central bottom wall and a side wall provided with breaking lines extending radially to the axis, while the remainder of the cavity is delimited by a tubular part of the cap, which guides the driving-in member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Richard Lamoureux, Grégory Antier
  • Patent number: 9156584
    Abstract: A sealing disc for closing mouths of containers has a foil for inductively introducing heat into the sealing disc. The sealing disc has an edge region. A sealing layer is provided on the side of the foil that is to face the interior of the container, for sealing tight the edge region of the sealing disc on the mouth of the container. One or more layers are located on the side of the foil that is remote from the sealing layer. Further, a hand grip is formed as part of the sealing disc and serves to open the mouth of the container that is closed by the sealing disc. On the side that is remote from the sealing layer, the layer or layers are provided with weakening lines for forming an outline of the hand grip. The weakening lines lead into the edge region of the sealing disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Alfelder Kunststoffwerke Herm. Meyer GmbH
    Inventors: Nikolaus Ban, Peter Rothweiler, Heinz-Werner Rohrka, Rainer Kroger
  • Patent number: 9027769
    Abstract: A cap having an integrated spout includes an overcap with an insert for providing a seal for the spout. In various versions, the spout or insert include ribs or other features to provide a watertight seal between the spout and insert. The spout is preferably formed from a resilient material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Amphipod, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith S. Willows, June A. Angus, Antonio Del Rosario
  • Publication number: 20150060388
    Abstract: A plug for closing a neck of a container is disclosed. The plug comprises an obturation cap, which is laid out across an inner aperture of the neck of the container and which is crossed by a driving-in member notably when the container is installed on a dispenser, and a skirt for attachment to the neck centered on an axis. The cap defines a central cavity for receiving the driving-in member, the bottom region of which is delimited by a breakable part, which is adapted to be set in abutment by the driving-in member until it breaks and which includes a central bottom wall and a side wall provided with breaking lines extending radially to the axis, while the remainder of the cavity is delimited by a tubular part of the cap, which guides the driving-in member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Richard Lamoureux, Grégory Antier
  • 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: 8684203
    Abstract: A screw closure (10) has a screw cap (1) and a tamperproof band (5). The screw cap (1) has a head plate (2) with a cylindrical lateral cap surface (3,provided with an internal thread (4) and wherein the tamperproof band (5) has a flexible band (6) and is connected to the lower periphery of the lateral cap surface (3) via one or more easy-tear elements (7). In order to create a screw closure which has a flexible band and, even with relatively large tolerance deviations between the closure and container neck, still ensures that the tamperproof band can be reliably torn off is thus providing enhanced functional reliability. The flexible band (6) is a continuously encircling flexible band which, distributed over its circumference, has portions (8) which can be extended easily and, therebetween, portions (9) which are less easy to extend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Bericap GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Günter Krautkrämer
  • Patent number: 8627969
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stopper capsule, having an axial direction, including a shell, with a head, a skirt, and a joint, where a) the joint is a form joint, b) the form joint has b1) a resilient layer, a set of adjacent layers, b2.1) a barrier layer, b2.2) a malleable support layer with the function of providing the set of adjacent layers a global malleable property such that the joint can be shaped without creation of folds, b2.3) an outer layer having an outer surface which can be compressed by the axial compression resulting from stoppering such as to match the form of the mouth of the neck. The invention further relates to a method of production of the capsule and a method of stoppering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Amcor Flexibles Capsules France
    Inventors: Jacques Granger, Andre Luciani, Jean-Marie Bourreau
  • Patent number: 8556096
    Abstract: A container lid intended to be used as a lid for any kind of container/bottle, and comprising an upper lid (1) and a bottom part (2) connected by a connecting part (5). The container lid is processed by multi-injection of multi-colors plastic technology to produce a container lid made of multi-materials. The connecting part (5) extends around the container lid and is adapted to be broken up to a stopper part (7) when a pulling part (4) is pulled. The container lid is intended for plastic bottles including bottled drinking water and/or flavored beverage bottles to prevent counterfeiting or imitating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Pt. Aqua Golden Mississippi TBK.
    Inventor: S.E. Parmaningsih
  • Patent number: 8448804
    Abstract: A cover for a container, in accordance with one embodiment that allows quick and easy access to products within the container. The cover for a container includes a pivot score line transversing the cover thereby forming a front cover portion and a back cover portion. The pivot score line pivotally connects the front cover portion and the back cover portion. The cover also includes a fastening device. The fastening device includes a first fastening component mounted on the front cover portion and a second fastening component mounted on the back cover portion. The first fastening component engages the second fastening component upon pivoting the cover at the pivot score line. Using the present embodiment, products may be repeatedly dispensed from a container quickly and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Ropak Corporation
    Inventor: Frano Luburic
  • Patent number: 8424697
    Abstract: A pressure cap comprises a closing part associable with an opening of a container, engaging means associable with a neck of said container, said engaging means being provided with retaining means for engaging in a projection of said container, a line of intended opening in said engaging means interposed between a side body of said engaging means and said closing part, said line of intended opening being defined by fracturable means, said line of intended opening and said closing part being positioned in relation to one another so that said fracturable means breaks along said line of intended opening when said closing part is induced to detach itself from said side body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sacmi Cooper MacCanici Imola Societa'Cooperativa
    Inventor: Fabrizio Pucci
  • Patent number: 8322555
    Abstract: A lid includes a generally flat interior portion and an outer ridge area surrounding the interior portion. The outer ridge area includes a first ridge side, a ridge top, and a second ridge side. The first ridge side extends generally upward from the interior portion. The ridge top extends from the first ridge side and is generally parallel to the interior portion. The second ridge side extends generally downward from the ridge top. The second ridge side includes a top section and a bottom section. A thickness of the bottom section is smaller than a thickness of the top section. The bottom section includes at least one fixed tab and at least one tear band. The at least one fixed tab is separated from the at least one tear band by at least one vertical membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: PWP Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan K. Chen
  • Patent number: 8292104
    Abstract: A safety bottle cap for preventing damage from anti-burglary tearing flanges has an opening, a cover and a two-layer tear ring between the opening and the aperture on the cover. A lower stop flange is protruded on the lower section of the opening. An upper stop flange is located at a spacing with the lower stop flange. A hooking edge is protruded on the inner side of the aperture. The tear ring has upper and lower rings, ribs arranged to link the rings, an outward flange protruded on exterior of the upper ring, an upper abutting edge protruded on the inner side of the upper ring and a lower abutting edge protruded on the inner side of the lower ring. The safety bottle cap allows the cover to be opened smoothly without spurs on the aperture, thus realizing anti-burglary identification and improving protection against mouth injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Living Fountain Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Hsiang Cheng
  • Patent number: 8231018
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a screw closure with tamper-proof strip, wherein the screw closure (10) has a tamper-proof strip connected to the lower edge of the cap skirt (2) by way of an easily tearable connection (8). The strip being in the form of a flexible strip (3), comprising a first portion (4) directed downward from the cap skirt (2) and a second portion (5) which is attached at the lower end of the first portion (4), and which is folded over inwardly and back in the direction of the head plate (1). At least one extension (7) is provided in axial extension of the second portion (5), the extension being attached to the outer free edge of the inwardly folded-over second portion (5), and leaving the inner edge thereof free. The second portion has at least one recess and extends along the inner circumference of the screw closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Bericap GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Okten Gassner
  • Patent number: 8109404
    Abstract: A tamper evident cap adapted to close an opening on a vessel includes a main body having an outer circumference, a pull tab extending from the main body, and a flange, forms an annulus around the main body and connected to the main body. The flange includes an outer circumference that is larger than the outer circumference of the main body. It is essential to the present invention that the flange is made of a very thin layer of material. In addition, the flange includes at least a pair of perforation lines. Further, the present invention includes a bump in the pull-tab for enabling a person grasping the pull-tab, to obtain a firmer hold thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Snap Seals, Inc.
    Inventor: James F. Chmela
  • Publication number: 20110303632
    Abstract: A closure (10) for a bottle containing a carbonated beverage. The closure (10) including an inner part (40) and an outer part (5). The inner part (40) adapted to receive a portion of a finish of the bottle. The inner part (40) includes one or more outwardly extending raised portions (52). The outer part (5) is adapted to fit substantially over the inner part (40) and is movable relative to the inner part (40) between a closed position, in which at least a portion of the outer part (5) urges at least a portion of the inner part (40) against the neck of the bottle to resist disengagement of the inner part (40) from the finish and to resist rotational movement of the inner part (40) relative to the finish, and an open position, in which the inner part (40) allows disengagement from the finish. The outer part (5) includes one or more inwardly extending raised portions (17).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: John Brooks
  • Patent number: 8051879
    Abstract: An open ended cap for a pipe is provided comprising a flexible tubular body wherein one end has an inwardly-extending radial rim extending in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the tubular body of the end cap. The tubular body may include a finger grip member extending inwardly from an inner periphery of the rim and connected to a tear strip extending across the rim and downwardly along at least a portion of the tubular body. In another embodiment, the tubular body has an interior wall surface having multiple compressible longitudinal fit beads extending from the interior wall surface and spaced about the circumference of the interior wall surface and which are configured to provide contact with the external surface of a pipe upon being inserted into the end cap. Both a tear strip and longitudinal fit beads may also be provided in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Protective Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick W. Zeyfang
  • Publication number: 20110168661
    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: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel P. Soehnlen, Gregory M. Soehnlen
  • Patent number: 7967163
    Abstract: A pre-filled disposable container has a rigid tubular body, a flexible bag positioned within the rigid tubular body, a cap, and a base sealing element. The rigid tubular body has an open-ended top and an open-ended bottom. The flexible bag has a top portion with a dispensing aperture, a bottom portion, and an outwardly extending annular flange. An annular retaining ring is adapted to lock the outwardly extending annular flange of the flexible bag against a top rim of the rigid tubular body. The cap is adapted to fit over the top portion of the flexible bag. A tear strip removably connects the cap and the annular retaining ring. The base sealing element is adapted to engage the open-ended bottom of the rigid tubular body to seal a vacuum aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: George E. Martin
  • Patent number: 7931167
    Abstract: A tamper evident cap adapted to close an opening on a vessel includes a main body having an outer circumference, a pull tab extending from the main body, and a flange, forms an annulus around the main body and connected to the main body. The flange includes an outer circumference that is larger than the outer circumference of the main body. It is essential to the present invention that the flange is made of a very thin layer of material. In addition, the flange includes at least a pair of perforation lines. Further, the tamper evident cap includes a bump in the pull-tab for enabling a person grasping the pull-tab, to obtain a firmer hold thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Snap Seals, Inc.
    Inventor: James F Chmela
  • Patent number: 7762421
    Abstract: An easy-open sealed container satisfying requests of perfectivity of sealing and readiness of unsealing is provided. The container includes a plastic pack container, a flange portion surrounding an opening of the plastic pack container, a seal film bonded onto an upper surface of the flange portion to thereby seal the pack container, and a peeling film bonded onto a lower surface of the flange portion. The flange portion includes a broken portion including a cut-off line and a connection part formed in a part or a whole of the flange portion. The peeling film includes a peeling-start portion extruding outward or inward of the flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Fujimura Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaoru Fujimura
  • Publication number: 20100170910
    Abstract: A hinged closure for a container, particularly a drinking bottle, includes a lower part and an upper part, a hinge section, with which the upper part can be pivoted from a first position to a second position, in which the upper part is pivoted away from the lower part by an opening angle, and a retaining device, having a first retaining section and a second retaining section, both being detachably connected when the upper part is moved into the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Werner Ludewigs, Ingolf Steinhagen, Michael Schipper, Hartmuth Timmer
  • Patent number: 7703642
    Abstract: A sipper type capping assembly engageable with a necked container so as not to pool condensation on the disc seal. It has a unitary molding (1) adapted to define a detachable overcap (4) and at least the container engaging skirt (9). An insert (2) and a disc seal member (17) located within molding (1), and a nozzle component (3) above the seal member is carried through the insert yet moveable relative thereto. In a non-dispensing condition, the nozzle component (3) and the insert (2) provide closure. In the dispensing condition of the nozzle component (3) relative to the insert (2) there is defined a liquid egress passageway. The insert and the nozzle component, when in or notionally considered in the non-dispensing condition, define together with the molding a fully enclosed space about part of the nozzle component. When in or notionally considered in at least the dispensing condition, the molding and the disc seal member fully enclose the nozzle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Alto Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Edward Sean Scott
  • Patent number: 7703626
    Abstract: Conventional adhesive and contact welding methods for holding the paperboard and plastic components of a composite closure together present a number disadvantages and do not lend themselves easily to mass production. The present invention describes two novel approaches, firstly the pre-assembly heating of the closure components with directed hot air to partially melt the thermoplastic surfaces and allow the parts to be immediately assembled sealingly and, secondly, a novel construction of plastic and paperboard composite closure in which the plastic rim is of a two-piece snap-fit constructions which firmly grips the top panel of the paperboard lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen H. Witt
  • Patent number: 7604139
    Abstract: A tamper evident closure for a container having a bead provided on the outside surface of the neck thereof. The closure includes a top section and an outer skirt extending downwardly from the top section. The outer skirt includes a tamper evident strip extending along only a portion of the outer perimeter. The tamper evident strip is connected to a remaining portion of the outer skirt by a tear membrane, wherein the tamper evident strip may be separated from the remaining portion along the tear membrane. A first lug is provided at least partially on an inner surface of the temper evident strip and one or more second lugs are provided on an inner surface of the remaining portion of the outer skirt. The first lug and the one or more second lugs are each adapted to engage the bead on container to secure the closure to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: International Plastics and Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: Charles J. Long, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7596927
    Abstract: A tamper-evident band is provided which includes a pull tab which is more easily located and more easily grasped by a consumer for removing the tamper-evident band from a container. A method is also disclosed for applying a heat-shrinkable band to a container such that the band is correctly conformed to the configuration of the container with the pull tab properly located for ease of identification and ease of removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Jerry W. Moser
  • Patent number: 7581653
    Abstract: A threadless cap for closing a potable liquid bottle is provided. The potable liquid bottle has a neck with an upper edge defining a discharge opening. The threadless cap comprises a lid for overlying and sealingly engaging the upper edge of the neck. The lid includes a tension ring for retaining the cap on the neck of the bottle, the tension ring having an inwardly extending rib for engaging the neck of the bottle. The threadless cap also comprises a skirt depending from the lid, the skirt including a line of weakness facilitating a manual tear of the skirt. The threadless cap further comprises a tear stop at a location intersecting a line of tear propagating as a result of a manual pull applied on the skirt, the tear stop preventing the line of tear to propagate beyond the tear stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Crealise Packaging-Conditionnement Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Perrin, Henri Pionchon
  • Publication number: 20090200259
    Abstract: A closure for a container opening according to one embodiment comprises a plug including a series of projections and being constructed and arranged to be received within the container opening and an overcap constructed and arranged for being attached to the plug so as to close off an interior of the plug and create an assembly. The projections being constructed and arranged for interfit with a specialized wrench socket for threadedly advancing the plug into the container opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Gary M. Baughman
  • Patent number: 7568585
    Abstract: A unitary capseal for a closure that is installed in a container includes an annular sidewall, a generally circular top panel joined to the sidewall, a snap-on annular rim formed adjacent a lower edge of the sidewall, and an annular sealing lip formed adjacent the annular rim. The cooperating closure includes a serrated flange, a closing plug for threaded receipt by the flange, and a sealing gasket positioned therewith. The container end is formed around the flange interlocking with the flange serrations and creating an outer annular channel that receives the annular rim for a snap-on assembly of the capseal to the container end that in turn positions the capseal over and around the closure. The sealing lip extends radially outwardly from the sidewall and includes a concave surface facing the container end for sealing off the interior portions of the closure from collecting debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventors: Gary M. Baughman, Robert D. Rohr
  • Publication number: 20090145872
    Abstract: The closure device (D) for closing a bottle (1) comprises an overmolded cap (2) and ferrule (4) made of two different materials and prevented from moving relative to each other by tamperproofing means (43). The device (D) further comprises fastener means (3, 5) for fastening onto the neck (11) of the bottle. A first element selected from the cap (2) and the ferrule (4) includes a peripheral tongue (43) that is placed substantially around the entire outer periphery of the device (D) and that forms the tamperproofing means. This tongue is connected to a body (41) of the first element via tearable means (45) and includes patterns (47) designed to co-operate, while the tongue is connected to the body of the first element, with complementary patterns (27) formed in the second element selected from the cap (2) and the ferrule (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: M.B.F, PLASTIQUSE
    Inventor: Alain Pagneux
  • Publication number: 20090071927
    Abstract: A tamper evident closure with a tear-off, tamper-evident web between a ring affixed to a package and a lid for the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Sebastien Lucien Fily, William Leonard Morley, Vincent Sebille, Stephane Rault
  • Publication number: 20080314000
    Abstract: The invention concerns a closure for sealing of an orifice of a neck of a container. The closure comprises a top portion, an outer skirt and a sealing means. The sealing means comprises an outer sealing means suitable to be engaged with an outer free peripheral surface of neck. The outer sealing means comprises an annular base radially distanced to said outer skirt and at least one annular sealing ring protruding radially inwardly over said base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: CREANOVA UNIVERSAL CLOSURE LTD.
    Inventor: Rodney Druitt
  • Patent number: 7354215
    Abstract: A dispensing package for a cosmetic/antiperspirant/deodorant or other stick product. The dispensing package can have a tear-away seal integrally molded with the applicator end of the package barrel. The tear-away seal, or a frangible bead forming part of the tear-away structure, can contain a tab for the user to grip when removing the tear-away seal to open the product. The dispensing package can be actuated by rotating a thumb-wheel held in place by two slots in opposing sides of the package barrel. The elevator component that ejects product from the dispensing package can be molded with an unthreaded, self-tapping hole that is tapped by insertion of the actuator spindle during assembly of the dispensing package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Rego & Roy, LLC
    Inventors: John J. Rego, Michael J. Roy
  • Publication number: 20080053947
    Abstract: This invention can be used in the food industry. The invention relates in general to multi-purpose closures used for bottling and storing expensive high-quality drinks. The technical result of the proposed invention is a more reliable closing of bottles, providing the necessary tightness, and making refilling the bottle with low-quality drinks less possible. The closure comprises a discharge sleeve with outer and inner pipes at its inlet end, a collar with an external thread at its outlet end, an inner hood with splines on its side exterior surface and a pouring tube at its outlet end, a removable check valve installed on the exterior side surface of the inner pipe, said check valve having sealing lips on its exterior surface and a flange on its outlet end, said flange being located between the inner and the outer pipes. The outer pipe has longitudinal ribs on its interior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Andrey B. Prozumenshchikov
  • Patent number: 7306130
    Abstract: A cartridge, particularly a two-component or multi-component cartridge, with at least one cartridge neck and one outlet opening that is closed with a seal that is integrally connected to the cartridge neck, wherein this connection is sectionally realized at least in sections in the form of a predetermined break point, and wherein the cartridge can be opened by tearing off this connection. In order to allow a simple opening of the seal, it contains at least one cap that is integrally connected to the cartridge neck and at least one tear-off element that is integrally connected to the cap, wherein the connection between the cap and the cartridge neck can be torn off manually by exerting tensile force on the tear-off element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Sulzer Chemtech AG
    Inventor: Nikolaus Brugner
  • Patent number: 7299937
    Abstract: A device for closing a container and a container equipped with such a device, wherein the device includes: a first portion forming a closure element; a second annular portion positioned around a neck; a third portion forming a tamper-evident tab linking the first portion to the second portion, and which is connected to the first and second portions by frangible means so that the tamper-evident tab must be removed upon first use so as to release the closure element; and storage means for allowing the insertion of the tamper-evident tab therein once the tamper-evident tab has been separated from the first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Gregory Antier, Georges Adabachian
  • Patent number: 7281636
    Abstract: A bottle cap includes a top and a skirt depending from the top, the skirt having a bottom edge, a locking bead radially extending inward from an interior of the skirt intermediate the top and the bottom edge, a tear tab extending downward from the bottom edge, a first tear line proximate the tear tab and extending upward along the skirt from the bottom edge across the locking bead and terminating at a terminus adjacent to or below the perimeter. The first tear line is substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the cap. The first tear line and the longitudinal axis define a radially extending plane P. The bottle cap also includes a second tear line proximate the tear tab and spaced from the first tear line. An upper portion of the second tear line extending through the plane P and between the terminus and the longitudinal axis. A method of using the bottle cap is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Portola Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Sungsuk Steve Kim, Daniel Luch
  • Patent number: 7243807
    Abstract: A fluid-tight vial comprising a locking, flip-top cap and an open-ended cylindrical container is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: PML Microbiologicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lin