Line Of Weakness Extends Circumferentially Of Receptacle Mouth Opening Patents (Class 215/256)
  • Patent number: 10260589
    Abstract: A gas strut includes a housing, a rod, and a seal. The rod extends along a centerline and is spaced radially inward from the housing to axially move between a retracted position and an extended position with respect to the housing. The seal includes an outer portion engaged to the housing, an inner portion in sliding contact with the rod, and a mid-portion spanning between and engaged to the inner portion and the outer portion during normal operation. The mid-portion is constructed and arranged to break after about a predetermined number of gas strut actuations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jacob Duvall, Himanshu H. Mehta
  • Patent number: 10252842
    Abstract: A closure system includes a container and a closure. The container including a rim extending perpendicular to the side wall, the rim including a locking lug extending from an upper surface of the rim and a break disposed in the rim adjacent to the locking tab, the break operable to form a deflectable locking portion of the rim. The closure including a side wall, a flange extending perpendicular to the side wall, and a locking lug disposed within the flange for engaging the corresponding locking lug of the container. The flange substantially covers the upper surface of the rim of the container and includes a gap portion disposed adjacent to the locking lug for allowing a user to deflect the deflectable locking portion of the container through the gap portion in the flange to disengage the locking lug of the container from the locking lug of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 10150595
    Abstract: A lid-container assembly made of synthetic plastic material suitable for the transportation and storage of hazardous materials in conformity to the UN standard. The container includes a bottom and a substantially cylindrical or cone trunk side wall having an upper edge that bounds an access opening. The container is provided with a first external annular strip provided with a first circular rib and with at least one second circular rib for snap fitting of the lid. The lid includes a central part and a peripheral wall that conforms to the side wall of the container and further includes a second external annular strip that releasably engages the corresponding external annular strip of the container. The second external annular strip has an upper annular element that connects to the peripheral wall by an upturned U-shaped upper annular channel, and includes a lower annular element inserted into a lower annular channel in the form of an upwards pointing U, and an intermediate annular element for tear opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Abate Basilio & C. S.N.C.
    Inventor: Davide Abate
  • Patent number: 10125899
    Abstract: A modification apparatus for an object is provided. Generally, the modification device is in an object of substantially uniform thickness, has two grooves defining a strip therebetween, and a fingerpiece attached to the strip. The fingerpiece, strip, and material of the grooves can be removed from the object by moving the fingerpiece until the modification apparatus is torn away from the object. A vent hood comprising this modification apparatus is provided as well. A method of using the modification apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Builder's Best, Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Andersen
  • Patent number: 10031552
    Abstract: A display in a portable information handling system may have a narrow or no border. A display panel cover included with the display may be formed with an insert molding that is co-molded with an outer panel for high bonding strength and high stiffness, as well as providing a desired high quality external appearance to information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Schwager, Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Chi-Chou Cheng, Kai-Yuan Cheng
  • Patent number: 9656782
    Abstract: A container structure is provided for detachable coupling of containers. The detachable coupling structure of a first container includes a top portion with an upstanding perimeter having radial protrusions extending from a surface of the upstanding perimeter, and a container bottom portion having a complementary structure to engage the radial protrusions of the top portion of a second container for the purpose of detachably coupling two or more containers end to end. In one embodiment, two containers placed end to end with their respective structures aligned to be engaged are rotated in opposite directions to fully engage the protrusions of one container with the complementary structure of the other. A rim around the top portion of a container in a second embodiment has a larger diameter than the top portion. The rim may be pushed through a flexible opening into a recess in the bottom of another container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Jong Soo Park
  • Patent number: 9649259
    Abstract: A bottle top for use with a baby bottle includes a ring bounding a mouth of the bottle top and being severed latitudinally between upper and lower portions. The upper portion has first and second lower contact faces. The lower portion has opposing first and second upper contact faces. The top includes a nipple coupled to the upper portion which moves between an open position, in which the nipple is away from the mouth and provides access to the mouth, and a closed position, in which the first upper and lower contact faces form a sealing engagement, the second upper and lower contact faces form another sealing engagement, and the nipple is in fluid communication with the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Elizabeth M. Burnett
  • Patent number: 9624463
    Abstract: The invention relates to a filtration system for use in a method of determining the presence and/or amount of cells, for example, viable cells, in a liquid sample, and to methods of using and manufacturing such a filtration system. The filtration system includes a cup with an upper portion and a ring portion, where the ring portion is separably coupled to the upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman R. Wainwright, Dana M. Nutter, Eric Stimpson, Al Fuchs, Thomas Preidel
  • Patent number: 9428311
    Abstract: A container for loosely stored products comprises a) a container body comprising a peripheral body wall having an inner peripheral body groove; b) a cover comprising a cover skirt having an outwardly facing sealing portion with an apex that seals against the inner peripheral body groove when the cover is in a closed condition thereby forming a seal of a sealing line type; and c) a hinge connecting the container body and the cover. The apex of the cover skirt and the inner peripheral body groove provide the only seal between the cover and the container body and the only locking element that holds the cover in the closed condition on the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: CLARIANT PRODUCTION (FRANCE) S.A.S.
    Inventors: Dominique Bois, Valere Logel
  • Patent number: 9394074
    Abstract: A plastic container is provided having a sidewall, a downwardly extending upper lip, and a perforated line defined at a top edge of the container where the lip and sidewall are joined. The sidewall and lip may be formed from a container body constructed of a single sheet of material that is wrapped such that marginal edge portions of the blank are brought together in overlapping fashion to form a side seam. When the sidewall and lip are formed from such a blank of material, the perforated line is formed a specified distance below a top edge of such blank. The perforated line reduces the amount of force, heat and lubricant required in order to form (e.g., curl, roll, fold or bend) the upper lip of the container. The slits of the perforated line may extend across a width of the blank in either a uniform or variable fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: HUHTAMAKI, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Pantelleria
  • Patent number: 9334912
    Abstract: A functional unit is provided for adjusting a brake pad of a disc brake, having the following function parts: a guide rail, two adjusting spindles, arranged parallel to and spaced apart from each other in the guide rail and held in an axially moveable manner, and a synchronization device for synchronously adjusting the adjusting spindles, wherein the functional parts are pre-mounted into one assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzsfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Weber, Matthias Klingner
  • Patent number: 9321561
    Abstract: A plug for closing a neck of a carboy is disclosed. The plug comprises a cap for obturating the neck and a skirt for attachment to the neck. The skirt includes a first skirt portion, provided with a bulging line for interfering by jamming with the neck, and a second skirt portion, adapted for substantially encircling snugly an outer face of the neck. In order to avoid the presence of liquid between an outside of the neck and an inside of the skirt after placement of the plug, an inner face of the second skirt portion is provided with draining means adapted for delimiting fluid flow passages between the second skirt portion and the neck, which connect with each other opposite axial ends of the second skirt portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Stéphane Graux, Richard Lamoureux
  • Patent number: 9254943
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventor: John Stanley Brooks
  • Patent number: 9174004
    Abstract: An outer needle cover for a pen needle assembly is provided with a breakaway flange. Prior to use, the flange is connected to a body of the outer cover. The flange has a reduced cross sectional thickness portion that facilitates separation of the flange from the outer cover, thereby reducing the outer diameter of the outer cover. The reduced outer diameter of the outer cover allows the outer cover to be received by a pen cap of an existing injector device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Abhijitsinh S. Raj, Joshua David Horvath
  • Patent number: 9139326
    Abstract: A plastic container is provided that includes a hollow body portion including a lower supporting base portion; a sidewall portion extending upwardly from the base portion; and a neck portion extending upwardly from the sidewall portion. The neck portion includes a support flange having an upper and lower surface, a tamper-evident formation, and a dispensing opening at the top of the neck portion. In an embodiment, the volume of the container is at least 500 ml; the weight of the neck portion is 3.0 grams or less; and the vertical distance from the top of the dispensing opening to the lower surface of the support flange, including the threads and the tamper-evident formation, is 0.580 inches or less. A preform and method for making a container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Darr, Edward V. Morgan
  • Patent number: 9033169
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure for a container comprises a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being connected or connectable to the second portion and removable therefrom. The closure is movable upon a first opening from a first position in which the portions are in a first relative relation to a second position in which they are in a second relative relation. The closure comprises means for preventing the portions from returning to the first position. The closure comprises a removable retention member which attaches the first and second portions together such that the member must be removed before the portions can be separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Donald Meiklem McPherson
  • Publication number: 20150129533
    Abstract: A container closure assembly includes a cap and a spout assembly. The cap includes an internal thread that is configured to engage with an external thread located on the spout assembly. The cap further includes an engagement prong assembly that is configured to engage with the cylindrical band located on the spout assembly. The cylindrical band is supported by a plurality of tabs such that the engagement prong assembly extends between the band and the external threads when the internal and external threads are engaged and the cap is rotated such that the interaction of the threads moves the cap toward the band, the engagement prong assembly engaging the band when the cap seals the open end of the hollow cylinder, and the engagement prong assembly breaks the tabs when the cap is rotated causing the cap to unseal the open end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Silgan White Cap LLC
    Inventors: James M. Taber, Darren Neputy, Dennis Szczesniak
  • Patent number: 8944264
    Abstract: A crown, for a medical vial opening, has a top portion and a skirt surrounding the top portion. The skirt terminates at a lower edge defined in a first horizontal plane. An opener assembly is mounted to a portion of the top. A first scoring line extends from the portion of the top to which the opener assembly is mounted to the lower edge of the skirt in a continuous radial direction, and a second scoring line provides an upper radial segment extending from the opener assembly to the skirt along a radial axis, and a lower annular segment that extends circumferentially along the skirt in an annular direction and extending from a terminus of the upper radial segment, the lower annular segment defined in a second horizontal plane equidistant to the first horizontal plane associated with the lower edge of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: World Bottling Cap, LLC
    Inventor: Abe Frishman
  • Patent number: 8875914
    Abstract: A non-drip device for a bottle is in the form of an outwardly projecting peripheral lip. This peripheral lip has a triangular section of thickness that decreases out to an outer tip, the lip being defined by a top side and by a bottom side that, between them, form an angle lying in the range 5° to 45° . This outwardly projecting peripheral lip has a length advantageously lying in the range 0.1 mm to 0.8 mm. It may be provided at the top end of the skirt of a cover of the engagement type. In a variant embodiment, this lip may be formed integrally at the neck of the bottle. Such a lip structure makes it possible, at the time of pouring, and in effective manner, to avoid formation of drops that run down along the outside face of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Presticorc
    Inventor: Patrice Marsollier
  • 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: 8857636
    Abstract: A sectional liquid dispensing container for lotions, creams, cleansers, etc. that includes a finger actuated pump assembly and an extending dip tube. The container has three individual sections; the upper section of container contains a tamper evident closure member at its lower most edge. The lower section (base) contains a closure member incorporated onto its top edge and designed to snap fit into upper section. A lid cover snaps onto the bottom surface of the lower section using a tamper evident closure member design. The usage of perimeter closure members provide for easy removal of locking tear-off bands that allows for separation of each section and provides access to remaining container contents. The container provides for dual dispensing (two individual products) from one container when the upper section has been modified into a separate enclosure. Two finger actuated pump assemblies may be used for dispensing various compatible products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: John Lewis Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8851310
    Abstract: A closure for a container comprises: a pouring spout having a neck defining a pour opening and a cover portion closing one end of the neck; a cap fittable to, and removable from, the pouring spout; a cam for transforming rotation into a stroke having a rotational component and a translational component to couple/detach the cap with/from the pouring spout; a weakening line on the end of the neck; first opening promoting mechanism on the cover portion; and second opening promoting mechanism on the cap to engage the first opening promoting mechanism upon removing the cap from the pouring spout to separate the cover portion from the neck along the weakening line; the first and second opening promoting mechanisms comprise at least one further cam element arranged along an angular portion of the annular periphery of the cover portion to enhance lifting thrust produced by the cap on the cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventor: Fabrizio Pucci
  • 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: 8763830
    Abstract: A tamper-indicating plastic closure, and tamper-evident package includes a closure wherein the closure includes a pilfer band having a substantially continuous tamper-ring. The tamper-ring extends generally angularly upwardly and inwardly of the closure in a tamper-indicating orientation of the tamper-ring for engagement with a relatively enlarged annular locking ring of the associated container. The tamper-ring includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced projections, which comprise relatively thick regions or shoulders, which act to limit lateral movement of the pilfer band with respect to the container by engagement of at least one shoulder with the associated container generally beneath the container locking ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Closure Systems International Inc.
    Inventors: Sohail Sadiq, John Edie, David E. Gevers, William Moll
  • Patent number: 8733567
    Abstract: A bottle capping assembly including a “C” member having an upper arm, a lower arm, a stem section extending between the upper and lower arms, and having a laterally opening concavity formed by the arms and stem; a ceiling member, the ceiling member incorporating the “C” member's lower arm; and a frangible channel incorporated operatively into the ceiling member, the frangible channel being adapted for, upon an application of an upward force to the “C” member's upper arm, segmenting the ceiling member to form a fluid outlet port; the assembly further including a cylindrical wall fixedly attached to and extending downwardly from the ceiling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel A. Dopps
  • Patent number: 8672166
    Abstract: A tamper evident package for food products is provided having a tray and a lid, which may or may not be permanently attached to each other, and includes a plastic tray for receiving a plastic lid for mating the lid and the tray, wherein the plastic lid is integrally formed with a plastic tear away band at the periphery of the lid, and a perforated section on the lid removably connects the lid and the tear away band in order to tear away the band from the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sabert Corporation
    Inventors: Darryl Nazareth, Sameh Guirguis, Bernard Ampomah, Yohanan Siskindovich
  • Patent number: 8646635
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a closure for a container. In one of the embodiments provided herein, the closure is provided with a roof portion, a shoulder portion that merges with the roof portion, and a skirt portion depending from the shoulder portion. Provided on the shoulder portion are recessed regions and full-depth regions. The recessed regions and full-depth regions alternate around the shoulder portion and are provided for improving a number of manufacturing, costs, and structural factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Portola Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerry Mavin, Tim Stephenson
  • 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: 8608006
    Abstract: A crown for a bottle or other container, the crown comprised of a pull tab ring and a pull tab secured to the crown by a rivet and one or more cut lines between the rivet and the rim of the crown. The crown may be formed from tinplate with a hardness of T4 as measured by the Rockwell 30T Hardness Scale so that the crown may be opened and removed from the container the a force of approximately 2.5 Kg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: World Bottling Cap, LLC
    Inventor: Abe Frishman
  • 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: 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: 8522994
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed thermoplastic container having a dispensing nozzle occluded by a unitary but removable cap is provided with at least one fin alongside the dispensing nozzle. The fin is situated adjacent to the cap so that the rim of the cap can engage the fin to facilitate removal of the cap from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Weiler Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard H. Weiler, Kathleen E. Kurek
  • Patent number: 8496129
    Abstract: Provided are a cap capable of being easily and reliably opened and unsealed not limited in design even if an inner cap with a small diameter is used for the cap, producing no refuse after the unsealing, and not unnecessarily large in size, and a container with the cap. When an over cap (3) is rotated in the opening direction, a pair of screw threads (10a, 10b) as opening means are advanced in the direction in which they are tightened together, and this cuts off a planned opening section (4) from the inner cap (2). Thus, the cap has a relatively simple structure and can be simply and reliably unsealed by small force. Also, the planned opening section (4) is integrated with the over cap (3) after unsealing the inner cap (2), so that no refuse is produced after the unsealing, eliminating the need to clear it away from a table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Tokan Kogyo Co, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takamitsu Isogai, Masayuki Someya
  • Patent number: 8486043
    Abstract: Described here are unit dose containers, methods, and kits for treating asthma and other pulmonary conditions by nebulization. The unit doses of active agents are provided in a low volume formulation, which results in faster nebulization of the unit doses. The containers are also formed to minimize internal surface area so that effective re-dispersion of the active agents can be achieved while reducing adsorption to the walls of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Laxmi Iyer, Paul S. Uster
  • Patent number: 8365940
    Abstract: A pull tab crown for a bottle or other container provides an opener secured to the top of the crown. The crown has an annular skirt with an annular edge. Score lines extend from the opener assembly to the skirt. One of the score lines is curvilinear and terminates at the annular edge. A second score line has as segment that extends from the opener assembly to an endpoint substantially spaced from the bottom annular edge of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: World Bottling Cap, LLC
    Inventor: Abe Frishman
  • Patent number: 8342355
    Abstract: An on-demand drinking adapter for use with a beverage container is disclosed. The adapter includes a base with an upper surface and generally cylindrical sides which extend below the upper surface. The cylindrical sides are adapted for temporarily fastening the adapter to a mouth of a beverage container. The adapter also includes a spout with a vertically extending surface, a second surface, and an on-demand drinking aperture. The spout extends above the upper surface and the vertically extending surface is curved and coextensive with a portion of the cylindrical sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Ann M. Goade
  • Publication number: 20120325769
    Abstract: An integral seal opening means within a sport closure cap for containers, in which a tamper evident seal with a reinforced rim secures the mouth opening. The closure cap holds a minimum of three protrusions, extending towards the seal, each having cutting edges of which the lower one is at a smaller radius. These protrusions engage with the tamper evident seal, when the cap is rotated clockwise, thereby cutting off part of of the seal rim and at the same time cutting three banana shape slots in the seal. For single serve beverage bottles with tamper evident seal and a sport closure, there is no need to unscrew the cap for opening the seal and getting access to the beverage. Initially the reinforced rim is used to prevent protrusions from accidently opening the bottle seal. The opened seal remains in place while the sport closure is held onto the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Jan Essebaggers, Kateryna Davydova
  • Patent number: 8336723
    Abstract: A stopper which engages a neck of a container. The stopper includes a circular bottom section and a head section which rises above the container and encompasses a slide. The rim of the head section has a maximum diameter that does not exceed the external diameter of the opening of the container. The slide can be pushed against the force of a spring device in one direction and, when released, returns to its retracted initial position as a result of the spring force. Opposing sides of the slide each end in circumferential sections. A first one of the circumferential sections forming an outer surface for receiving a first applied force for advancing the slide and causing the second one of the circumferential sections to protrude from the stopper. The second one of the circumferential sections receiving a second different applied force to remove the stopper from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Gaplast GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Kneer, Frank Janssen
  • Patent number: 8302792
    Abstract: The invention is a child-safe closure device for a container (1) including i) a stopper having a base and a cylindrical side wall, the inside face of which has a screwthread and a first series of teeth (13), and ii) a collar (16) connected to the side wall and equipped with a second series of teeth (17), these two series of teeth engaged with corresponding series of teeth (4,7) positioned on a base of the neck (2) of the container (1), wherein a) the cylindrical side wall is made of a rigid zone (10), and a skirt (11), or a flexible and deformable zone, and b) the collar (16) is attached to the skirt (11) by frangible bridges (22), such that deformation of the skirt (11) does not result in deformation of the collar (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Airsec S.A.S.
    Inventors: Valere Logel, Vincent Sebille
  • 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: 8276773
    Abstract: A pull tab crown for a bottle or other container provides a pull tab ring and a pull tab secured to the top of the crown by a rivet to form a pull tab assembly. A seat in the top of the crown formed by an indentation allows the pull tab assembly to rest flush with the top of the crown. One or more score lines extend from the pull tab assembly to rim of the crown. One of the score lines has a segment that extends for a distance equidistant from the top of the crown and the edge of the crown. The score lines have a curved cross-sectional profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: World Bottling Cap, LLC
    Inventor: Abe Frishman
  • Publication number: 20120205338
    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: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: 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: 8231025
    Abstract: A tamper evident fitment assembly for use with a container for flowable material, the closure comprising a cap and a spout secured to the container, the cap having a frangible tamper evident band, the cap having an annular recess for frictionally engaging a top portion of the spout, the cap and spout having cooperating detent and locking elements so that the assembly in a first position where the cap is removably sealed to the spout and the tamper evident band is not broken when the cap is removed for filling may move to a second position when the cap is removably sealed to the spout and the tamper evident band is broken upon removal of the cap. An important feature of the present invention is that the cap frictionally engages a top portion of the spout. No screw threads or similar securing means are required to retain the cap on the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Liqui-Box Corporation
    Inventor: James W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8181803
    Abstract: The present invention consists of an improvement made on the patent “Means for sealing bottle caps with evidence of opening” with Spanish application number P200202864, which made use of a concealed tongue that was revealed after the first opening without allowing to recover the original situation. The present invention maintains a connection between the top and bottom segments of the capsule, preventing their rotation relative to each other and providing an audible evidence of opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Compania de Tapones Irrellenables, S.A.
    Inventor: David Torrent Ortega
  • Patent number: 8172102
    Abstract: A cap for use with bottled water dispensing systems. The cap includes a main cap and a liner. The main cap has an opening which receives and seals against a probe. The liner is gripped between the main cap and the bottle neck and has a outside part and an inner movable part. The inner movable part is linked to the outer part by a large connecting section that serves as a hinge, and breakable or frangible connecting section. When the bottle is lowered onto the dispensing system, the probe enters into the opening in the main cap, breaks the frangible connection, and pushes the inner movable part open like a flap. The liner, at the location of the large connecting section, is resilient such that the inner movable part tends to close when the bottle is removed from the dispensing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas J. Hidding
  • Publication number: 20120103927
    Abstract: A threadless cap for closing a liquid bottle, the liquid bottle having a neck with an upper edge defining a discharge opening. The threadless cap comprises a lid for overlying the upper edge, the lid including a surface for facing the upper edge and a projection extending from the surface toward the upper edge. The threadless cap also comprises a skirt depending from the lid. The threadless cap further comprises a seal member on the surface for establishing a sealing engagement with the upper edge. The seal member includes an arcuate bead of resilient material located on the surface in a position to register with at least a portion of the upper edge. The projection engages and extends along the arcuate bead of resilient material. A blank for such a threadless cap and a method for manufacturing such a threadless cap are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Créalise Packaging-Conditionnement Inc.
    Inventors: Gérard Perrin, Henri Pionchon, Richard Lamoureux
  • Publication number: 20110297636
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a stopper (1) for closing a dispensing opening (70) of a container (8). The stopper comprises a body element (2) for closing the dispensing opening, the body element having a top face (20) and a bottom face (22), the bottom face being directed towards the inside of the container; a moving element (3) which is situated at the top face (20) of the body element (2), wherein the moving element is movable relative to the body element from an initial position in which the moving element does not extend beyond the outer extension of the top face (20) in the plane of the top face of the body element, to an opening position in which the moving element is moved relative to the body element to extend at least partly beyond the outer extension of the top face (20) of the body element (2) in the plane of the body element, wherein the moving element provides, in the opening position, a gripping surface (32) for a user to remove the body element from the dispensing opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: AIRSEC S.A.S.
    Inventors: Stephane Rault, Jacquy Lebon
  • Patent number: 8061544
    Abstract: A crown for a bottle or other container, the crown comprised of a pull tab ring and a pull tab secured to the crown by a rivet and one or more cut lines between the rivet and the rim of the crown. The crown may be formed from tinplate with a hardness of T4 as measured by the Rockwell 30T Hardness Scale so that the crown may be opened and removed from the container the a force of approximately 2.5 Kg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: World Bottling Cap, LLC
    Inventor: Abe Frishman
  • 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