Nonresealable, Nonremovable Closure Patents (Class 215/263)
  • Patent number: 8839971
    Abstract: This device comprises an elastomer stopper (501) and a cap (502) suitable for covering both the neck (12) of a container and the stopper in position in this neck. The cap comprises a ring (503) provided with means (503G) for locking it to the neck and an operating member (504). The operating member (504) is fitted with at least one deformable part (506C) for transmitting a thrust load (f2) parallel to a central axis (X503) of the ring (503), between two portions (505, 506) of this member (504) or between an external material (301) and this member (504). The load transmitting part (506C) is deformable between a first configuration in which its length (L506) parallel to the central axis (X503) is a first value and a second configuration in which this parallel length is a second value that is less than the first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Antoine Aneas
  • Patent number: 8777041
    Abstract: An open ended container with locking lid can provide a number of features. The lid and the container have cooperating threads. The lid has also has a locking mechanism connected to the lid, such as from a downwardly extending wall. The container has an opening, in some embodiments accessible from above, such as with downwardly and possibly linearly biased engagement members of the locking mechanism. In fact, some embodiments have one or more openings as a portion of satellite ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Glenn H. Morris, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8314365
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a case that is capable of controlling colors. The electronic device includes a case containing thermochromic pigments. The case includes a plurality of thermoelectric elements disposed at an internal surface. The case is coupled to a power source unit that supplies power to the plurality of thermoelectric elements and a temperature sensor that measuring a temperature of the plurality of thermoelectric elements. The electronic device includes an input unit for setting a color of the case and a controller for controlling power supply of the power source unit such that a temperature of the plurality of thermoelectric elements measured by the temperature sensor is included in a temperature range corresponding to a color input from the input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Hwan Kwon, Seong Yun Kim, Jung Suk Park
  • Patent number: 8308004
    Abstract: A dispensing package includes a container having a neck finish with an axis, a non-circular cross section in a plane perpendicular to the axis, and at least one circumferentially extending external engagement element on the neck finish. A closure has a wall received over the container neck finish. The wall has a non-circular cross section corresponding to the non-circular cross section of the neck finish and at least one internal circumferentially extending engagement element in engagement with the external engagement element on the neck finish. The internal and/or external circumferentially extending engagement element has a shallow lead-in angle to enable press-fit of the closure onto the container neck finish and a steep back angle to retard removal of the closure from the neck finish. Rotation of the closure on the neck finish is prevented by the non-circular cross sections of the neck finish and the closure wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Wing-Kwong Keung
  • Patent number: 8113367
    Abstract: The present invention is a non-removable closure. A non-removable closure in accordance with the present invention may comprise (a) a first sealant layer; (b) a sealant interface layer; and (c) a second sealant layer. A non-refillable container for flowable materials in accordance with the present invention may comprise: (a) a cap; (b) a first sealant layer; (c) a sealant interface layer; (d) a second sealant layer; and (e) a flowable material receptacle. A method for manufacturing a non-removable bottle closure in accordance with the present invention may comprise the steps: (a) disposing a first sealant layer on a first surface of a sealant interface layer; (b) disposing a second sealant layer on a second surface of the sealant interface layer; (c) adhering the first sealant layer to a cap; and (d) adhering the second sealant layer to a receptacle mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Con Agra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Pawlick, Doug Czajkowski
  • Publication number: 20080230504
    Abstract: A beverage bottle particularly adapted for promotional use having a body portion, a seal portion and promotional product. The body portion having a sidewall portion extending vertically between a neck portion and a base portion, the sidewall portion having a flange portion which peripherally defines a cavity portion. The cavity portion extending a predetermined depth inwardly of the plane of the sidewall portion. The seal portion disposed over the flange portion and cavity portion of the body portion to sealably enclose the cavity portion and provided provided with a pressure sensitive adhesive for sealing the seal portion to the flange portion. The pressure sensitive adhesive adhesive enabling the seal portion to be peeled from and resealed to the flange portion of the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Nader Nowzari
  • Publication number: 20080149584
    Abstract: A product packaging comprises a cap on a transparent bottle to seal in a protected product. The cap includes an RFID chip and antenna that can report a serial number and product identification code to a nearby scanner. Reports from several such scanners in the distribution chain from manufacturer to retailers are logged and used to validate legitimate products by their movements. The caps are designed such that when opened the RFID antenna will break away from its associated RFID chip. The cap is molded of cross-linked polymers with a memory that makes it impossible to reseat it properly to the bottle once removed. A hologram target is placed backwards under a label on the side of the bottle so a laser beam can be directed through the backside of the bottle, through the contents, and to the hologram. The reflected laser light will have a signature that is very sensitive to the exact chemistry of the contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Lawrence G. Martinelli
  • Publication number: 20030000908
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a security closure for bottles for liquor and the like having a neck, comprising a stopper cap having an end wall, a skirt, and a longitudinal axis X-X perpendicular to said end wall of the stopper cap, a security seal attached to said skirt, a groove in the outer surface of said neck axially positioned onto said neck, said sleeve being provided with an upper edge and said upper edge snap-fitting into said groove of the neck, stop means on said skirt radially extending towards said longitudinal axis X-X, said stop means providing a bearing surface for an abutment present on said sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Applicant: Guala Closures S.p.A.
    Inventor: Piero Battegazzore
  • Patent number: 6142303
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for the interim sanitary storage of medical sharps and subsequent inurnment of them to a condition acceptable in commercial landfills. A receptacle contains dry calcium hypochlorite to sanitize sharps that are placed in the reception. It has a removable closure cap to admit the sharps. A supply container contains cementitious material to which water is added, and then poured into the receptacle to envelop the sharps. A permanent lock is applied to the receptacle cap to prevent further access or escape of the sharps which are encapsulated in the resulting cementitious urn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Earth-Shield Incorporated
    Inventors: Joe A. Dendy, Mark T. Rodgers, Lucas T. Dobrzanski
  • Patent number: 6138847
    Abstract: A disposable non-reusable baby bottle provides a container having a rigid flange at the container's open end, a nipple having a radially enlarged flange, and a snap ring which locks the nipple to the open end of the container. The nipple is invertible between a storage position wherein the nipple extends into the container and a ready-to-use position wherein the nipple is accessible to a nursing infant. The snap ring includes a snap ring sealing ridge which protrudes into the radially enlarged flange of the nipple to increase resistance to removal of the nipple following use. In an alternate embodiment, the container rigid flange includes a second sealing ridge which protrudes into the radially enlarged flange of the nipple to further increase resistance of the nipple to removal. A safety seal prevents contamination of the nipple by covering the nipple when the nipple is in the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Inventor: Russell Joe Johnson
  • Patent number: 6053375
    Abstract: A non-resealable, snap-fitted closure comprises a closure, a drop ring and a container. The closure has a sleeve with a sleeve snap. The drop ring has an internal snap and an external snap wherein the internal snap engages the sleeve snap of the closure when the closure engages the drop ring. The container has a neck and a neck snap, wherein the neck snap and the internal snap of the drop ring engage when the closure and the drop ring engage the neck. The neck snap of the neck and the internal snap of the drop ring are an order of magnitude stronger than the sleeve snap of the sleeve and the external snap of the drop ring. When the closure is removed from the neck, the drop ring remains attached to the neck and is free to move vertically up and down along the neck, thereby preventing reattachment of the closure to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Schwartz, Reuben Earl Oder, James Pyott Johnston, Adam Ross Nichols
  • Patent number: 5819964
    Abstract: A lyophilization closure assembly for a container or vial is disclosed. The lyophilization closure assembly is self-supporting with the container and may be employed with the container during a lyophilization process, eliminating the need for a separate crimping operation outside of the sterile environment in which lyophilization is conducted. The lyophilization closure assembly includes a body with a skirt disposed around the rim of the container. The skirt features one or more deflectable abutments and one or more deflectable latches positionable about the rim of the container, and defines one or more vapor passages. An elastomeric closure is retained within the body for sealing the open top of the medicament container. The elastomeric closure features a plug for sealing the open top of the container and a top surface facing away from the open top of the container. The body defines an opening over the elastomeric closure that delimits an access area on the top surface of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Jean Pierre Grimard
  • Patent number: 5806697
    Abstract: A fitment removal prevention device for insertion within a container having a rigid mouth portion. The device has a body portion and an incompressible member movable with respect to the body portion and biased from a first position, in which the device is insertable into the container, to a second position, in which the incompressible member engages the container and exerts a force on the mouth portion of the container in a first direction having a component transverse to the direction of extraction of the device from the container. Upon attempted extraction of the fitment removal prevention device from the container, the incompressible member exerts an increased force on the mouth portion of the container in the first direction, thereby retaining the device in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: United Distillers PLC
    Inventors: Richard Paul Harbutt, Alexander Speirs Laurie, Peter Thomas Mence Nott, David Christopher Snow
  • Patent number: 5806698
    Abstract: A device according to which the closing or plugging operation of tubes with a finger cot (11) area of the cap (2, 3) centered with the main printing on the tube (1), is carried out thanks to the combination of a latch (7) on the tube and a stop catch (10) on the cap, with the latter being in the shape of a transversal U-shaped cross-section with unequal arm. Having duly referenced both the latch and the stop catch, turning of the cap causes the final locking of the latch in the interior of the stop catch, without any additional complements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Tuboplast Hispana, S.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Aguirrezabal
  • Patent number: 5690241
    Abstract: A removal resistant closure cap for a container having a standard threaded neck is disclosed. The cap does not have a thread complementary to the container neck thread but has an inwardly projecting circumferential bead with an intersecting projection extending downwardly from the bead at the helix angle of the container neck thread. When the container neck is engaged by the cap with a threading rotation, the cap projection will engage the container neck thread, and the cap bead will snap over the container neck thread, permanently retaining in the cap on the container neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Rexam Closures, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary V. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 5566853
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for sealing a vessel or capsule under pressure comprises a preferred embodiment closure feature provided on a closure plate or metal wall to be sealed. The closure feature comprises a raised symmetrical protrusion having a small diameter elongated capillary aperture extending completely therethrough. The exposed end of the raised protrusion is heated by rodless welding to a molten state after filling the associated vessel. Then the exposed end of the cylindrical protrusion is allowed to cool while the surface tension of the metal in a molten state forms a convex bubble shape which completely closes the capillary in the exposed end of the cylindrical protrusion and maintains the heat affected zone from progressing radially outward where cracks could occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: VIZ Manufacturing Co
    Inventors: Alfred R. Schenker, Luken W. Potts
  • Patent number: 5360127
    Abstract: A non-removable closure assembly for connecting a manually actuated liquid dispenser to a container includes a closure cap having internal threads for mating engagement with similar threads on the outside of the container neck finish, both the cap and the neck finish having mutually engageable ratchet teeth locking the closure onto the container. The teeth inside the cap each have a trailing face extending radially at an upper end thereof and lying in a plane sloping toward the thread loosening direction of the cap at an angle greater than or equal to relative to the central axis of the cap for creating a camming action between the closure teeth and the neck finish teeth tending to cam the closure down on the container in response to closure rotation in the loosening direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Assignee: Calmar Inc.
    Inventors: Jacques J. Barriac, Ron E. Harriman
  • Patent number: 5314084
    Abstract: A closure device for use with a container having an open neck finish, including an inner cap having a skirt terminating in an open end which engages the outside diameter of the finish. The inner cap is sized to initially engage the finish. The skirt has circumferentially spaced slits extending, which may function as lyophilization ports, which permit the inner cap to expand upon an axial closing force and engage the bottom of the finish. A liner is positioned in the inner cap proximate the closed end and is compressed against the finish when the cap is moved to alignment with the bottom of the finish. An outer cap is locked on to the inner cap in pre-assembly which then encloses the inner cap after complete assembly to seal and compress the liner between the finish and the inside face of the inner cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: The West Company, Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher M. Folta, John M. Anes, Homer J. Brown
  • Patent number: 5279434
    Abstract: A tubular container with a non-removable workable cap, by means of which the cap itself is provided with a limitation in its closure on the tube. To do this, the cap is equipped with a vertical rib (7) which originates from the front internal face of the cap and from its inner side surface, which is interrupted at a certain distance from the free end of the outer skirt (9) of the cap. This cap makes contact, when it is turned in both directions, with a protrusion (8) made on the tube and is limited in the closure position by an L-shaped protrusion (3) on the tube itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: Tubolast Hispania S.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Aguirrezabal
  • Patent number: 5275310
    Abstract: A vented cartridge comprises a container having a top surface, a bottom surface, and side surfaces connected together to define a predetermined volume. A dip tube extends from the top surface substantially to the bottom surface. A vent tube extends from the top surface and is positioned coaxially with the dip tube. The vent tube has an upper opening positioned in the upper third of the predetermined volume and a lower opening positioned in the lower third of the predetermined volume. A space between an outer surface of the dip tube and an inner surface of the vent tube forms a central fluid communication path between the upper and lower openings and the top surface. An upper valve is positioned at the upper opening for closing the upper opening if the cartridge is oriented with the top surface facing down; a lower valve is positioned at the lower opening for closing the lower opening if the cartridge is oriented with the top surface facing up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Thaddeus J. Mielnik, William C. Little
  • Patent number: 5229127
    Abstract: Quick miosis with 24 hour control of intraocular pressure of patients undergoing extracapsular cataract extraction surgery is achieved by applying to the eyes of the patient during surgery acetylcholine as a first miotic agent and carbachol as a second miotic agent. Acetylcholine provides quick miosis while carbachol enhances the miotic effect while providing post-surgery control of intraocular pressure. The two miotic agents can be dissolved in a common saline carrier. The two agents can be combined in a unit dosage package by disposing acetylcholine in powder form in a first compartment and a solution of carbachol in a second compartment. The combined miotic agent of the invention is especially useful when substances which raise IOP such as viscoelastic agents are used during ocular surgery and/or with sensitive patients who enter the surgery with elevated pressure such as those suffering from glaucoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Inventor: James W. McKinzie
  • Patent number: 5205424
    Abstract: There is disclosed a child resistant cap and container assemblage comprising a container and a cap member that is secured to the container so that it can not be removed without either breaking the cap member or damaging the seal that joins the cap member to the container. The cap member is provided with a nozzle having an internal locking means so that the contents of the container can not be accessed when the container is in its normal upright position. To access the contents in the container, the assemblage is titled to disengage the locking means enabling the nozzle to be opened and permitting a user to access the contents of the container using only one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1993
    Assignee: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Ruben C. Gaspar
  • Patent number: 5165560
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed, nonrotatable closure for a bottle having a cylindrical body containing liquid and having an integral tubular neck formed with a free open end, comprises an annular flange on the tubular neck. A flexible stopper mounts on the flange. A cup shaped cap has a flat top wall with peripherally integral pliable skirt in which is an internal beveled ridge. The ridge engages the flange to lock the cap on the neck of the bottle. The top wall of the cap has a central hole to expose the stopper which can be pierced by a hypodermic needle to extract the liquid from the bottle while the cap remains unbroken on the neck of the bottle. Inside the skirt of the cap are circumferentially spaced teeth which engage in circumferential slots in the annular flange to cooperate with the ridge in preventing axial movement on the cap and stopper on the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Assignee: Genesis Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Ennis, III, Mark Anderson
  • Patent number: 5121859
    Abstract: A non-resealable dispenser cap construction having an elongate tapered, stepped hollow spout member with an exterior shoulder intermediate its ends, and a discharge orifice. A closure cap member having a transverse closure wall is mounted on the spout member with the transverse wall engaging and closing over the discharge orifice. With the closure cap member so mounted, the transverse closure wall is distorted and biased by its engagement with the wall of the discharge orifice. One of the members is formed with two oppositely-disposed frangible tabs which overlie and are permanently attached to the other member, and each tab has a zone of weakness which can be readily ruptured upon the application of opposing rotative forces to the members. With the cap member removed the orifice is exposed, permitting discharge of the container contents through the spout member. Re-sealing of the cap member on the spout member is prevented, due to a lack of interengageable parts on the two members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Inventor: Gene Stull
  • Patent number: 5111948
    Abstract: In a cap assembly (1, 15) for a container, comprising an easily deformable plug member (9, 21) and a neck member (3, 16) having an opening. The neck member is adapted to cover an upper part of a container neck and partially covers the plug member (9, 21). A cover member (6, 19) is provided for the plug member (9, 21). This cover member (6, 19) is provided with a cavity (10, 22), which at least on one location increases in its cross section in the direction of opening. A locking memb4er (9', 23) is engagable positioned within the cavity (10, 22) centrally of the cap assembly. This locking member (9', 23) consists of an easily deformable material which is secured to the neck member and is cast in and so shape-matingly engages in the cavity. As a result, the locking member (9', 23) can be pulled from the cavity but cannot be reinserted into the cavity. This provides an indication whether anyone has tampered with the conainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: Microplast B.V.
    Inventor: Ronald J. C. Wijnschenk
  • Patent number: 5096077
    Abstract: A stoppering device non-removably attached to the flanged neck of a container has a base (8) projecting beyond the neck of the container, with at least two arcuate surface sections extending from the base and disposed along a circle having a diameter slightly greater than that of the outer surface of the flanged neck (5). Each arcuate surface section (16) is extended on at least one of its sides in the circumferential direction by a locking foot (17). Each foot is integral with the arcuate surface at the end of the section opposite to the base (8) and is inclined inward from the end integral with the arcuate surface section (16) to a free end of the foot located toward the base (8). Each foot abuts the flanged neck (5) and holds the stoppering device securely onto the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: Astra Plastique
    Inventors: Philippe Odet, Jacques Ambrosi
  • Patent number: 5072863
    Abstract: A push-to-open, non-resealable cap construction for hand-held dispensers. The cap has a body member with a discharge passage, and a nozzle member carried by the body member and axially shiftable thereon between a raised, sealing position and a lowered, discharge position. There is a discharge orifice in the nozzle member. A valve structure on the members controls communication between the discharge passage and the discharge orifice to regulate product flow. A blocking rib on the nozzle member normally maintains it in the raised, sealing position in the absence of an external axial force, but the rib can be re-positioned by turning the nozzle member, which latter can then be shifted from its raised, sealing position to its lowered, discharge position. A detent structure on the body member and nozzle member thereafter serves to retain the latter in its lowered, discharge position once it has arrived there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Inventor: Gene Stull
  • Patent number: 5046646
    Abstract: A non-resealable dispenser cap construction having an elongate tapered, stepped hollow spout member with an exterior shoulder intermediate its ends, and a discharge orifice. A closure cap member having a transverse closure wall is mounted on the spout member with the transverse wall engaging and closing over the discharge orifice. With the closure cap member so mounted, the transverse closure wall is distorted and biased by its engagement with the wall of the discharge orifice. One of the members is formed with two oppositely-disposed frangible tabs which overlie and are permanently attached to the other member, and each tab has a zone of weakness which can be readily ruptured upon the application of opposing rotative forces to the members. With the cap member removed the orifice is exposed, permitting discharge of the container contents through the spout member. Re-sealing of the cap member on the spout member is prevented, due to a lack of interengageable parts on the two members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Inventor: Gene Stull
  • Patent number: 5042679
    Abstract: Provision is made for a container which stores and shields radioactive material. Included in the container is an enclosure defining a hollow chamber in which radioactive material is storable. A closure assembly cooperates with the enclosure in such a manner that an internal plug thereof effects a preselected gas-impervious sealing engagement. The closure assembly includes a lug which is rotatable to urge the assembly into sealing engagement and which torsionally fails following achievement of the desired sealing engagement of the closure plug to thereby prevent the lug from being subsequently used to open the container. The container and closure members provides desired radioactive shielding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: RSO, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis R. Crowson, Richard J. DiSalvo
  • Patent number: 4936445
    Abstract: Improved flexible ratchet teeth are provided for allowing relative rotational movement of one peripheral surface relative to an encompassing peripheral surface. Such teeth allow relative rotational movement in one direction of rotation only during which the ratchet teeth of one peripheral surface slide over the ratchet teeth of the other. The flexible teeth which may be disposed on either or both peripheral surfaces prevent distortion of the encompassing peripheral surface obtained in the prior art when ratchet teeth of solid construction are employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventor: Richard W. Grabenkort
  • Patent number: 4712700
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tamper resistant bottle to prevent and deter persons from injecting contaminated substances into bottles containing liquids, from removing the solid contents of the bottle, changing their composition, replacing the contents back into the bottle and restoring the bottle to its original condition so as to appear untouched, for the purpose of doing harm to another person. The tamper resistant bottle whose aperature or mouth is generally narrower than its vertical sides, has a safety seal permanently attached within the bottle at some point below the mouth. The safety seal is so attached inside the bottle, that it is beyond the reach and manipulations of anyone; therefore, if broken, the safety seal cannot be replaced, repaired or repositioned in its original form and condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Inventor: Harry H. Fischman