Receptacle Interior Communicable With Exterior With Closure In Applied Position (e.g., Vented) Patents (Class 215/307)
  • Patent number: 10384380
    Abstract: A process for making a multilayered article, the process comprising the steps of: (A) Providing a mold comprising: (1) A mold housing comprising (a) at least one injection port, and (b) defining a mold cavity within which are positioned two deformable, pre-molded polymeric sheets; and (2) A removable, hollow core equipped with at least one vent, the removable, hollow core positioned between and space apart from the two polymeric sheets; (B) injecting under high pressure a viscous, crosslinkable, thermoplastic polymer into the mold cavity between the two polymeric sheets and around the removable core, (C) Drawing a vacuum on the mold cavity through both the vent in the mold housing and the vent in the removable, hollow core before, during and/or after the polymer has been injected into the mold; (D) Forming a less than fully cured multilayered article in the mold cavity; and (E) Removing the less than fully cured multilayer article from the mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Esseghir, Christopher J. Siler, Scott T. Burr, Franklin J. Flavin
  • Patent number: 10377552
    Abstract: A bottle cap capable of connection to another bottle cap stacked in an axial direction, and which can be detachably attached to a bottle mouth of a bottle, includes a top plate that covers an opening of the bottle mouth, a side wall of a hollow cylinder that vertically extends from a rim of the top plate and is screwed to the bottle mouth, an inner cylinder of a hollow cylinder that vertically extends in a space surrounded by the side wall from an inner surface of the top plate and forms an annular space with the side wall, and a plurality of cylindrical projections that project from an outer surface of the top plate and have a diameter having a same dimension as a width of the circular space in a radial direction. A projection position of the projections overlaps a set position of the annular space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MEGAHOUSE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10358271
    Abstract: A plastic container includes a lid adapted for leak-proof sealing state with a base. Mating surfaces of the lid and base rims form one or more proximal seal zones when the lid rim and base rim are in an initially sealed state. Hinge-forming structure extends from a first hinge-joining section of the lid rim to a second hinge-joining section on the base rim. In the initially sealed state the first hinge-joining section superposes over all or part of the second hinge-joining section, the area at which the first hinge-joining-section superposes the second hinge-joining section defines an overlapping portion of the first and second hinge-joining sections. One or more vent channels are formed in either of the lid rim or base rim and located within the radially overlapping portion. The one or more channels form a complete discontinuity in the one or more proximal seal zones. Because the channels are within the overlapping portion, they are protected from tampering access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Anchor Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Mike Pohlman
  • Patent number: 10196190
    Abstract: A lid for a cup is described where the lid acts to hold a can upside down inside the cup. The lid including a rim attachment mechanism allowing the lid to be attached to the cup and a dome connected to the rim attachment mechanism and having an aperture therein. The lid also includes a can receptacle extending from the top into the interior of the dome through the aperture in the dome, wherein the can receptacle is formed to accept a can and to hold the can in a fixed position relative to the lid, and a bottle receptacle extending from a bottom of the can receptacle, wherein the bottle receptacle is formed to accept a neck of the bottle and to hold the bottle in a fixed position relative to the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander K. Miller
  • Patent number: 10093462
    Abstract: A lid for a disposable coffee cup is provided which permits a user to drink from a beverage can, such as a beer or pop can, suspended within the interior of the disposable coffee cup. The lid has an outer rim which engages with the rim of the disposable cup. It also has an inner circular attachment ring attached to the inner surface of the lid which has tabs to grasp the rim of the beverage can and form an upper chamber through which the beverage can flow from the beverage can opening to the lid's drinking aperture. The beverage flows from the beverage can through the lid aperture when the cup is tipped. The user can thereby drink from the beverage can without the user's lips touching the can surface. Also it appears to an observer that the user is drinking from the disposable cup, not the beverage can, and also the beverage can is insulated to keep it cold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Jerry C. McArthur
  • Patent number: 10046320
    Abstract: A kit comprises a container having an open end; a pipette for transferring the material to and from the container with an open tip for drawing and the biological material; a cap configured to seal the open end of the container and to allow the pipette tip to enter the container through the cap. The cap and the pipette have cooperating stop portions for preventing the pipette from advancing into the container upon engagement of the stop portions. The pipette, the cap and the container are mutually configured such that upon engagement of the cooperating stop portions, the tip stops above a first predetermined level but below a second predetermined level in the container; the first predetermined level being a level for a first substance; the second predetermined level being a level for solution second substance, and the first level being lower than the second level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Biomerieux
    Inventor: Michel Guy
  • Patent number: 9955808
    Abstract: The utility model belongs to cups, particularly a new side push button lid. The cup lid comprises a threaded body, a hold-down piece, a sealing seat, an upper lid body, an upper lid plate, a push rod, a sealing valve, and a button connected successively from bottom up. The middle area of the lower end of the push rod is movably connected with the holder on the hold-down piece; one end of the push rod is connected with a sealing valve in a snap-fit manner; the other end is connected with a drive rod of the button; and the upper end of the seal valve abuts the water outlet of the upper lid plate. The pressed button drives the drive rod to apply a pushing force to the push rod to force the sealing valve to move downward, the sealing valve is removed from the water outlet and water is supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Zhejiang Yongheng Household Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhaoping Jin
  • Patent number: 9938048
    Abstract: The container closure (1) consists of a spout (2) intended to be connected to a container and of a cap (3) that closes the spout. The latter is provided with two wings (6). From a sealing closed position, the cap (3) is movable by a twisting movement of less than 180 degrees to a released position in which it can be withdrawn from the spout (2). Stop means arranged on the spout (2) and on the cap (3) define the closed position. In addition, a locking member (11) may be provided in the cap (3) which only allows opening the latter after the rupture of a predetermined breaking point (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CELLPACK AG
    Inventor: Martin Kropf
  • Patent number: 9901199
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing lid is described and which includes a lid body defining a drinking aperture, and an internal cavity, and wherein the lid body cooperates with a drinking vessel for enclosing a source of a liquid to be consumed, and a fluid regulating plate is provided, and which movably cooperates with the lid body, and which further is operable to move along a path of travel from a first position which impedes the movement of the liquid to the drinking aperture, to a second position which allows liquid to move to the drinking aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Zak Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade Maple, Jeff Steininger
  • Patent number: 9862528
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a cap assembly which is put over a mouth of a bottle and a method for capping of capping the cap assembly to a bottle, and includes a function that makes it possible to open an inner stopper only by operating a cap when removing the cap initially, and makes attaching thereof to the bottle easy. There are included an inner stopper 40 and a cap 50, which respectively include a male screw thread 411c and a female screw thread 541, and the inner stopper 40 and the cap 50 while a state in which they are assembled is maintained are capped to a bottle 60, and when the cap 50 is removed initially, the cap 50 is firstly rotated in a direction of closing to have a junction section 52 broken, and then the cap 50 is rotated in a direction of opening so that the lid body 42 of the inner stopper 40 is removed together with cap 50, thereby causing the inner stopper 40 also to be in a state of being opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: TOKAN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takamitsu Isogai, Keita Iwamizu, Takeshi Isobe, Hideyuki Muroi, Souma Takamiya
  • Patent number: 9839913
    Abstract: A container for storing a histological sample comprises a container housing having an open top end and a bottom end defining a container interior. The container interior is configured to hold a fluid and receive the sample. A removable lid encloses the open top end. A container insert engages the container housing so as to substantially inhibit leaking of the fluid from the container. The insert includes an aperture configured to permit a sample holder containing the sample passage therethrough so as to enable depositing of the sample within the fluid in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Maria Lotosky-Compton
  • Patent number: 9771187
    Abstract: The lid includes a body having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface includes a groove therein separating an inner portion and an outer portion. The lid also includes a flexible skirt integrally joined to and carried by the outer periphery edge of the body. The groove defines a flexible zone which permits the flexible skirt to flip between a first position and a second position. The method of using the lid includes the step of positioning the lid with the flexible skirt in a second position above an open end of a container. The method further includes the step of securing the lid and the container together by moving the flexible skirt from the second position to a first position to cause engagement of the flexible skirt with the container thereby forming a removable attachment and a substantial seal between the lid and the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: CORYTUS, LLC
    Inventor: Colin FitzSimons
  • Patent number: 9771191
    Abstract: Reversible lid (1) for a storage or reheating canister, comprising a first (2) airtight attachment means designed to cooperate with an upper edge (4) of a container (5) when the lid (1) is arranged along a first direction on the container (5) and a second (3) airtight attachment means designed to cooperate with said upper edge (4) of the container (5) when the lid is arranged in the reverse direction on the container (5), characterized in that the lid (1) comprises a two-way steam release mechanism (10), connecting the two opposite surfaces of the lid, and in that said two-way release mechanism (10) allows a flow to pass between the two surfaces of the lid (1) when the pressure difference between the two surfaces is greater than or equal to a value (P0), particularly when reheating food in a microwave oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Jorge Loaiza Alvarez, David Sanchez Grisales, Catalina Balseiro Botero, Stephane Plichon, Nicolas Nys
  • Patent number: 9714123
    Abstract: A dispensing closure for covering an opening of a container including a liquid is presented. The dispensing closure includes an engagement element that fits over the opening of the container and defines a pouring orifice for allowing pouring of the liquid. The pouring orifice having a side defining an air channel for allowing air to flow into the container when liquid during the pouring. The engagement element also includes outer walls and a cap having a hollow including inner walls tightly conforming to the outer walls, a first orifice generally conforming in shape to the pouring orifice, and a second orifice generally conforming in shape to the air channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Agam Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Or Agassi, Reuven Marko
  • Patent number: 9630747
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose and describe a container for displaying, visualizing, and aroma sampling botanical materials—such as tea, cannabis, and the like including a container body, lid, and lens. The container body is shaped to define a mounting projection wherein a sample, such as a botanical sample, may be held. Container body and lid form an airtight seal. A sample may be visualized through the lens. In a preferred embodiment, lid is shaped to define scent openings permitting aroma sampling of a sample contained within. In one embodiment option, one or more projections secure a card bearing sample identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: William Thomas Smith, Cheryl Ann Smith
  • Patent number: 9590351
    Abstract: An embodiment of a cable assembly includes a cable including at least a shielded conductor, a mating connector mounted to a first assembly end, and an elongated strain relief grommet disposed longitudinally between the cable and the mating connector. The strain relief grommet includes a grommet body formed from a compressible material. The body includes a first grommet end portion disposed proximate to the mating connector, and a second grommet end portion disposed distal to the mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Kidde Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Stanley Rogers
  • Patent number: 9517865
    Abstract: A canister comprises a vessel defining a volume and an opening having a rim and a lid. The lid comprises a flexible bulb and a conformal outer edge configured to create an airtight vacuum seal with the rim to close the opening. The flexible bulb is configured to release pressure from the vessel and break the airtight vacuum seal in response to compression of the bulb. The lid can be configured to be completely contained within the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventors: Oliver Albers, Kun Shu Jeffrey Lin
  • Patent number: 9409681
    Abstract: A closure inner shell includes an annular skirt extending axially from a base wall and having an external thread segment. The base wall may have a central passage and the skirt may have circumferentially spaced petals. A closure outer shell may include a vented plug seal extending axially through the central passage of the inner shell, and an annular outer skirt to engage the petals of the inner shell and having an internal thread segment for threaded engagement with the external thread segment of the inner shell. A container may include a container neck bead for engagement with the petals, an inner annular sealing surface for engagement with the plug seal, and an inner annular relief to cooperate with the vented plug seal to establish a vent path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Lonsway, Brian J. Chisholm
  • Patent number: 9174778
    Abstract: A consumer product comprises a container for packaging a composition having a scent. A removable cap is fitted to the container, with the cap and the container defining a cavity therebetween. The cap has an orifice, for communicating between the cavity and an exterior of the cap, and a manually deformable part which is adapted to be displaceable thereby to displace air from an internal location within the cavity outwardly through the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Kiat-Cheong Toh, Jonas Damon, Daniel Antonio Pacis-Sanchez, Allison Stacey Conner
  • Patent number: 9051074
    Abstract: A closure inner shell includes an annular skirt extending axially from a base wall and having an external thread segment. The base wall may have a central passage and the skirt may have circumferentially spaced petals. A closure outer shell may include a vented plug seal extending axially through the central passage of the inner shell, and an annular outer skirt to engage the petals of the inner shell and having an internal thread segment for threaded engagement with the external thread segment of the inner shell. A container may include a container neck bead for engagement with the petals, an inner annular sealing surface for engagement with the plug seal, and an inner annular relief to cooperate with the vented plug seal to establish a vent path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Lonsway, Brian J. Chisholm
  • Patent number: 8950609
    Abstract: A stopper device including a stopper, cap and ring provided with tabs for locking onto a container neck and a body for handling the ring. The body includes a first mechanism for transmitting a thrust force to the ring and a second mechanism for activating the tabs. The ring and the handling body are respectively provided with first and second retainers that hold the handling body in a waiting position. The handling body is mobile parallel to the thrust force direction and in relation to the ring, between a first position activating the tabs of the ring and is mobile in translation only in the thrust force direction, and a second position that also activates the tabs and is immobilized in relation to the ring in axial translation. The tabs extend from a continuous edge of the ring and are each arranged in an opening with a closed contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Antoine Aneas
  • Patent number: 8875916
    Abstract: A package for a particulate laundry scent additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Natalie Vitalia Lopez, Adrian Keith McKinney, Richard Lawrence Horstman, Kristin Marie Finley, Karen Hussong Strader
  • Patent number: 8863968
    Abstract: A cap is provided for a laboratory vessel. The cap includes a lid that can be rotated relative to the laboratory vessel from a closed position to an open position. The lid includes at least one tab dimensioned and disposed for receiving manual digital pressure for opening and/or closing the lid. The tab is in an offset position to prevent a thumb or forefinger from passing over and in contact with the opening to the vessel. Additionally, the lid includes a shield inwardly from the tab for further preventing contact between a finger and the open top of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: David C. Giusti
  • Patent number: 8857639
    Abstract: A device that assists with equalizing air pressure within a bottle with the atmospheric air pressure as liquid is being poured from the bottle and includes one or more relatively short air tubes. The air tubes are situated with an upper inlet rim of the air tubes located flush with or relatively near the bottle rim. Whether an insert or integrated into the manufacture of a container, the one or more air tubes that extend partially into the container allow air to pass into the container as the liquid exits the container. The pressure equalizer not only minimizes or prevents the common glugging effect, but it allows liquid from a bottle to be poured smoothly at any angle and orientation. A cap incorporating a detachable pressure equalizer is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Paha Designs, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin Meager
  • Patent number: 8844742
    Abstract: A drinking mouth portion pointing upward is provided on a plug body of a container main body having a sealed structure. A down-pointing beverage cylindrical member is built into the container main body and has a front edge side thereof communicated with the drinking mouth portion. Provided inside a fluid passage of the beverage cylindrical member is a valve movable in accordance with a pressure difference therein. The valve is not manually opened and closed, but reacts to a suction force in the fluid passage. An up-pointing cut-out section is provided on a lower edge of the beverage cylindrical member, thus allowing one to drink up a content fluid remaining in an inner bottom section. Therefore, a relatively small number of additional parts are needed to address the spewing of a content fluid and the occurrence of a residual liquid at the time of opening the drinking mouth portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Thermos K.K., Thermos L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mamoru Fujita, Shin Matsuyama
  • 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: 8833590
    Abstract: A metallic container closure including a shell of a thin metal sheet having a circular top panel wall (7) and a skirt wall (9), and a synthetic resin liner arranged in the shell, the skirt wall (9) having a thread-forming region and an annular groove (17) positioned at an upper end portion of the thread-forming region, wherein an internal pressure release line A extending in the circumferential direction is arranged in the skirt wall (9) at a portion over the annular groove (17), and annular bead (30) is arranged so as to pass through between the internal pressure release line A and the annular groove (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Crown Cork Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhito Ichimura, Kouichi Tsuchiya, Shinya Matsumoto, Hisashi Nakajima, Mitsuo Kumata, Kiyohisa Kaito
  • Patent number: 8807386
    Abstract: An accessory for a drinking vessel is disclosed as including a body (102) with a passageway allowing air or liquid to pass through, the body including a first wall (104a) and a second wall (104b) which are opposite to each other, and a valve (110) in the passageway, the valve (110) including a first valve member (110a) and a second valve member (110b), in which both the first and second valve members (110a, 110b) are integrally formed with the first and second walls, and each of the first and second valve members (110a, 110b) includes respectively a first surface (111a, 111c) and a second surface (111b, 111d) which are opposite to each other, in which the first surfaces of the first and second valve members face generally a first direction, and the second surfaces of the first and second valve members face generally a second direction which is opposite to the first direction, and the first valve member is deformable between a first configuration in which at least part of the second surface of the first valve
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Great Fortune (HK) Limited
    Inventor: Chi Shing Lam
  • Patent number: 8807360
    Abstract: A tamper-evident package with pressurized contents which includes a closure and associated container which cooperate to provide desired tamper-evidence upon initial removal of the closure from the container, while promoting convenient and comfortable removal and use by consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Closure Systems International Inc.
    Inventors: John Erspamer, Steve McBride, Dave Gevers, Lawrence M. Smeyak
  • Patent number: 8757367
    Abstract: A lens care system and method for venting gas to release pressure from a container, such as generated in peroxide-based lens treatment. A seal formed between a deformable cap and a container cup prevents release of liquid, but deformation of the cap under the influence of pressure generated within the container temporarily releases the seal to permit venting of gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Lynn Cook Winterton, Jack C. White
  • Patent number: 8757417
    Abstract: A pressure medium container for hydraulic motor vehicle braking systems, with at least one chamber which can be filled with a liquid medium via a filler neck, and with a cover which can be fastened to the filler neck and has means for equalizing the pressure between the chamber and the atmosphere, wherein a sealing element is provided to prevent the liquid medium from emerging from the chamber. The sealing element has a space exposed to the atmosphere and has one or more openings facing the chamber, the space being configured such that liquid medium penetrating the space undergoes an increase in surface area, while its volume remains constant, when displaced by means of a further gaseous medium, and, when a threshold surface tension is reached, the liquid medium is forced back into the chamber such that the gaseous medium can flow into the atmosphere via the sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Stephan Schlicht, Christoph Schiel
  • Patent number: 8727151
    Abstract: An assembly of a container and a closure, the assembly having an overpressure relief system, wherein the system has a fixation between the closure and a container, the fixation providing two positions in between which the closure is movable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch Inbev S.A.
    Inventors: Vanessa Valles, Daniël Peirsman, Sarah Vanhove
  • Patent number: 8708184
    Abstract: A food container system and method of using same is provided for heating, storing or cooling food placed within a container. The container system facilitates heating of food without dehydration of the food, and it permits cooling of the food, such as, for example, cooling in a refrigerator or cooling at room temperature after removal from a heating oven or microwave, without vapor lock preventing or making difficult the removal of a lid from a container in which the food is heated or cooled. The system comprises, in one aspect, a ceramic lid and a ceramic container to receive the lid, and a seal having a channel there through and disposed intermediate the ceramic lid and the ceramic container. In one aspect, the seal may comprise a heat-resistant silicon material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Lentrade, Inc.
    Inventor: Heida L. Thurlow
  • Publication number: 20140109526
    Abstract: A carboy has a rigid body forming an interior chamber for receiving a liquid. The chamber has a wall terminating at an opening and maintains a substantially constant shape at room temperature. The carboy also has a closure permanently secured to the opening for forming a sealed connection with the rigid body, and a plurality of tubes extending from the plurality of ports in the closure to fluidly connect with a carboy circuit. The closure has a plurality of ports for selectively providing access to the interior chamber, where at least one of the tubes extends out of the interior chamber. The at least one tube also extends inwardly from the closure and into the interior chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: ROUSH LIFE SCIENCES, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Taylor, Michael Price, George Jordan
  • Patent number: 8689990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metal cap which seals the mouth of a bottle for drinking or the like, and a bottle with the cap which is furnished therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Can Corporation
    Inventors: Muto Hdeyasu, Munetaka Ida, Eiji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8684205
    Abstract: A device that assists with equalizing air pressure within a bottle with the atmospheric air pressure as liquid is being poured from the bottle and includes one or more relatively short air tubes. The air tubes are situated with an upper inlet rim of the air tubes located flush with or relatively near the bottle rim. Whether an insert or integrated into the manufacture of a container, the one or more air tubes that extend partially into the container allow air to pass into the container as the liquid exits the container. The pressure equalizer not only minimizes or prevents the common glugging effect, but it allows liquid from a bottle to be poured smoothly at any angle and orientation. A cap incorporating a detachable pressure equalizer is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Paha Designs, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin Meager
  • Patent number: 8631954
    Abstract: The stopper (1) has a tubular skirt (12) for fastening it around the container neck, an end wall (10) perpendicular to the central axis (X-X) of the skirt, and an annular sealing lip (16) extending into the skirt from the inner face (10A) of the end wall. A protrusion (22) connects the inner face of the end wall to the inner face (16B) of a peripheral portion of the lip in order to transmit a movement of the end wall to the lip in the event of excess pressure in the container. In order to release this excess pressure reliably and in a manner which is easy to carry out, the protrusion occupies all the space delimited jointly by the inner face of the end wall, by the inner face of said lip portion and by a geometric plane (P) which passes through said lip portion and intersects the inner face of the end wall along a straight line (L) orthoradial to the axis of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Stephane Graux, Veronique Bernard, Michel Luzzato
  • Patent number: 8602235
    Abstract: A device that assists with equalizing air pressure within a bottle with the atmospheric air pressure as liquid is being poured from the bottle and includes one or more relatively short air tubes. The air tubes are situated with an upper inlet rim of the air tubes located flush with or relatively near the bottle rim. Whether an insert or integrated into the manufacture of a container, the one or more air tubes that extend partially into the container allow air to pass into the container as the liquid exits the container. The pressure equalizer not only minimizes or prevents the common glugging effect, but it allows liquid from a bottle to be poured smoothly at any angle and orientation. A cap incorporating a detachable pressure equalizer is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Paha Designs, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin Meager
  • Patent number: 8579134
    Abstract: A package for a particulate laundry scent additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Natalie Vitalia Lopez, Adrian Keith McKinney, Richard Lawrence Horstman, Kristin Marie Finley, Karen Hussong Strader
  • Patent number: 8579132
    Abstract: An anti-colic baby feeding bottle (10) includes a bottle body (16) having a bottle neck (18), a cap (14) removably fastened to the bottle neck (18), and an elastic teat (12). The teat (12) includes a nipple portion (24) having a fluid-dispensing through-hole (26) and an annular base (28), an annular flange (30) extending radially outward from the annular base (28), a plurality of apertures (32) formed 360° around the annular flange (30), and an annular skirt (40) depending from the annular base (28). The annular skirt (40) is spaced radially inward apart from an inner surface (42) of the bottle neck (18) to define an annular passage (44) having an outer end (46) in air communication with the apertures (32) and an inner end (48) which is normally closed by biasing force of a free end (50) of the annular skirt (40) that presses against the inner surface (42) of the bottle neck (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Fu Hong Industries Limited
    Inventor: Chung-Lun Wong
  • Patent number: 8556070
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a tobacco product package device can be used to enhance freshness and other characteristics of tobacco products or other products contained therein. Certain features can improve product freshness both during shelf life and during consumer use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company
    Inventors: David Karl Bried, James Arthur Strickland, Mark T. Nielsen, Frank Scott Atchley, Lamar Eugene Walters, II, Gregory A. Pace
  • Patent number: 8545973
    Abstract: The present invention relates to containers suitable for uses such as liquid hot-fill processes. More specifically the invention relates a containers having gas permeable vents with an integral sealing means that is externally activatable by non-mechanical means to effect hermetic sealing of the containers after filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel D. Smolko, Gregory J. Kevorkian
  • Patent number: 8528757
    Abstract: A cap is provided with a guarantee seal. The guarantee seal has guarantee portions which have an engagement portion and a connecting portion. The seal further has bridges for connecting adjacent guarantee portions to one another and a safety portion that makes the engagement portion integral with the handling portion. The safety portion is structurally suitable for keeping the engagement portion constrained in the broken seal configuration, for preventing the forming of dangerous spikes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Guala Pack S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luigi Bisio
  • Publication number: 20130174937
    Abstract: A puncture free bottle cork has a body and a cap for covering a bottle opening. The body has at least one channel defined therein for receiving a syringe or an infusion bottle connector. The body is composed of an exterior body and a flange integrally formed with and extending downward from the exterior body for direct insertion of the bottle opening. The number of the at least one channel corresponds to number of the syringe or the infusion bottle connector such that when the number of the at least one channel is one, injection and drawing of medication to/from the bottle is using the single one channel and when the number of the at least one channel is plural, injection and drawing of medication to/from the bottle is using different channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: HAINAN WEIKANG PHARMACEUTICAL (QIANSHAN) CO.,LTD
    Inventors: Liuyi Wang, Jincan Wang, Zuhong Li, Da Zhong, Xiaofang Gui
  • Patent number: 8464895
    Abstract: A drinking vessel and lid assembly that is adapted for selectively opening an open end of the drinking vessel. The lid is selectively couplable to the drinking vessel and includes a selectively openable stopper that when closed, creates a fluid-tight seal between the drinking vessel and the environment. The stopper may be selectively opened by a user by the user pressing a button disposed on a side of the drinking vessel at a location where a user normally grasps the drinking vessel. The stopper is subsequently automatically closed when the user releases the button. Thus, a user may open and close the stopper using a single hand operation without the need to remove the lid from the drinking vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Sean Gilbert, Randy Sims
  • Patent number: 8454567
    Abstract: Multi-conduit connector apparatuses for use in negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) apparatuses to wound dressing, and methods for installing multi-conduit connector apparatuses in NPWT apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Alexander Long, Aidan Marcus Tout, Larry Tab Randolph, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Publication number: 20130112648
    Abstract: A metal bottle for holding pressurized content includes a metal receptacle to hold the pressurized content and a safety plug configured to vent the pressurized content from the metal receptacle at a pre-determined level of pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: SODASTREAM INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventor: SODASTREAM INDUSTRIES LTD.
  • Patent number: 8424728
    Abstract: A plastic closure including a bottom part and a lid that has an annular retaining bead in the bottom part. A disk having a support surface is held positively or non-positively in the bead. The disk includes one or more through-passages, which open into a chamber. A thixotropic fluid present in a flexible container reaches the chamber through the through-passages, where the fluid performs a directional change from axial to radial and after a second directional change from radial to axial flows out through the spout opening, wherein a constriction between the two directional changes accelerates the flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Deltona Innovations AG
    Inventor: Werner Dubach
  • Publication number: 20130056436
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metal cap which seals the mouth of a bottle for drinking or the like, and a bottle with the cap which is furnished therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Universal Can Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyasu Muto, Ida Munetaka, Eiji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8376163
    Abstract: A beverage container comprises a bottle (2) and is sealed by a lid of resilient material. The bottle includes a neck (8) defining an opening and the lid includes a closure plate (32), integral with which is a depending skirt (18) extending around the outer surface of the neck. The skirt (18) carries an annular flange (20), which is in sealing engagement with the underside of the downwardly directed annular shoulder (14) on the outer surface of the neck. The annular flange (20) is connected to the skirt (18) by an integral hinge. The internal surface of the skirt (18) carries an annular protuberance (52), which is in sealing engagement with one side surface of the annular flange, the other side surface being in sealing engagement with the outer surface of the neck. The said one side surface of the annular flange includes an annular portion which extends downwardly and inwardly and is in contact with a corresponding annular portion on the surface of the annular protuberance (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Carbonite Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Eric Smith, Karl Mondszein