Closure And Receptacle Having Preformed, Coacting Configurations Patents (Class 215/321)
  • Patent number: 11414242
    Abstract: A spout assembly includes a spout and a cap. The cap includes an inner ring having an outer peripheral surface provided with a first region with a first outer diameter and a second region with a second outer diameter. The spout includes a side wall having an inner peripheral surface provided with a first region having a first inner diameter and a second region having a second inner diameter. When the cap is threadably engaged with the spout, the first region of the inner ring is in close contact with the first region of the side wall of the spout throughout the circumference, and the second region of the inner ring is in close contact with the second region of the side wall of the spout throughout the circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Wada, Yusuke Nakano, Satoshi Yamade, Akihiko Komiyama
  • Patent number: 11414249
    Abstract: Articles of manufacture, products, and packaging methods are provided that include a label with a tear strip. A labeled container includes a base, a lid, and a label sealing the base to the lid. The base includes a bottom wall and a base side wall. The lid includes a top wall and a lid skirt. The lid mates with the base to define an interior space. The label has a front face and a rear face. The label includes an outer web including polymer film, paper, or a combination thereof and an inner web of polymer. A tear strip is defined in the inner web by one or more weakened portion, score lines, or cuts in the inner web. The rear face of the label is adhesively bonded to the base side wall and to the lid skirt to form a seal between the base and the lid. The tear strip is positioned between a portion of the label adhesive bonded to the base side wall and a portion of the label adhesively bonded to the lid skirt. The tear strip can be used to open the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Mitten, Christopher J. Hession, Christopher L. Simpson
  • Patent number: 11297924
    Abstract: A cosmetic container may include a base assembly including an open top and a closed bottom, and a cap configured to be removably coupled to the base assembly. The base assembly may include a helical slot on an inner surface. The cosmetic container may include a shell configured to fit within the base assembly, and a cup configured to fit within the shell. The cup may be configured to engage with the helical slot to move up and down within the cosmetic container. The cup may be configured for holding a cosmetic product stick. The base assembly, the shell, the cup and the cap may be formed from a same eco-friendly material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: HCT GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Denis Pierre Maurin, Thomas Chun, Qinnong Li
  • Patent number: 11167880
    Abstract: A pouring element for a package having a base body, a polyhedrally formed flange, the flange inner surfaces of which converge in face abutments, for joining to a package sleeve and at least one holding element projecting on the inside of the flange for operatively connecting to a mandrel of a packaging machine, as well as a pouring element with polyhedrally formed gable surfaces, which are correspondingly joined to the polyhedrally formed flange. Provision is made for the holding element to be formed as a rounding in the area of the face abutments on the inside of the flange, in order to prevent the pouring element from becoming damaged during the whole joining process with the package sleeve when putting the pouring element onto, holding it on and removing it from the mandrel and additionally in order to guarantee a secure and precise hold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventors: Olivier Peterges, Martin Ruegg, Thomas Vetten, Sven Himmelsbach, Hansjörg Huber
  • Patent number: 10961021
    Abstract: A closure (750) is provided and comprises a top plate (755) and a sidewall (760) depending from the periphery of the top plate. The closure includes a sealing member (765) which depends from the top plate within the sidewall. The top plate includes a foamed region which is restricted to being within a boundary defined by the sealing member; the sealing member being substantially unfoamed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas Thorne, Bruno Nabeth, Sylvain Verite
  • Patent number: 10932893
    Abstract: A container, a toothbrush, or a device including at least one sacrificial electrode. In one aspect, the container may include a body adapted to contain an oral care solution and a cap selectively removable from the body. The cap may include a cavity configured to contain a fluid, a first electrode comprising a sacrificial metal, a second electrode spaced from the first electrode, and an electrical connection electrically connecting the first electrode and the second electrode to a power source. Activation of the power source may generate an electric field between the first and second electrodes, thereby causing the sacrificial metal of the first electrode to release ions into the fluid in the cavity of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrik Johansson, Gerald Gontarz
  • Patent number: 10828821
    Abstract: A liquid blow molding device includes a cylindrical nozzle having, at a lower end thereof, a seal surface that, when the nozzle is inserted into a mouth part, abuts on a step surface provided at an inner circumferential surface of a preform in an axial direction to seal a gap between the nozzle and the inner circumferential surface of the preform. The preform has, at the inner circumferential surface thereof, the step surface to be abutted on by the seal surface of the nozzle in the axial direction. The step surface is tapered to be higher on a radial inner side than on a radial outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Shiokawa, Yuichi Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10730673
    Abstract: A crown cork closure and closing method. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. § 1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. § 1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Hillmann, Andreas Krieg
  • Patent number: 10624477
    Abstract: A beverage system is provided that includes a cup having a frustoconical wall extending from a first end to a second end. The first end is coupled to a bottom wall and the second end defines a rim. Inner surfaces of the walls define a cavity. The rim defines an opening that is in communication with the cavity. A lid is coupled to the rim such that the lid covers at least a portion of the opening. A sleeve includes a collar that surrounds a portion of the frustoconical wall. The sleeve includes first and second arms. The arms each include a first end coupled to the collar and an opposite second end. The second end of the first arm directly engages the lid. The second end of the second arm directly engages the second end of the first arm when the second end of the first arm directly engages the lid to prevent the lid from being removed from the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Shalom Messilaty, Sami Edalati
  • Patent number: 10391860
    Abstract: Systems and methods for installing and sealing a fuel pump in a fuel tank are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for installing and sealing a fuel pump in a fuel tank may include (1) a fuel tank with an opening in a surface thereof; and (2) a fuel pump hanger assembly, the fuel pump hanger assembly comprising; (a) a plurality of assembly screws; (b) a plurality of clamping lugs configured to thread onto the plurality of assembly screws and engage an inside surface of the fuel tank; (c) a top plate further comprising; (i) a bearing surface configured to engage an external fuel tank surface; (ii) a plurality of through holes proximate the perimeter of the top plate and perpendicular to the bearing surface; (iii) a plurality of bosses, each of the plurality of bosses adjacent to each through hole, configured to guide and position the each clamping lug; and (d) a gasket positioned between the top plate and the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Holley Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry J. Tipton
  • Patent number: 9936843
    Abstract: A child potty includes an elevated seat pad for seating a child and a waste collector associated with the seat pad. A platform can lie above the child potty to elevate a child above a floor underlying the child potty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W Marsden, Lynn Pina
  • Patent number: 9878830
    Abstract: A structure for substantially sealing a storage unit, wherein the structure includes an elastically stretchable flange cooperable with a lip provided on a rim of the storage unit, wherein the flange is elastically urged to seal against the lip of the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Albert John David
  • Patent number: 9796259
    Abstract: Systems and methods for installing and sealing a fuel pump in a fuel tank are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for installing and sealing a fuel pump in a fuel tank may include (1) a fuel tank with an opening in a surface thereof; and (2) a fuel pump hanger assembly, the fuel pump hanger assembly comprising; (a) a plurality of assembly screws; (b) a plurality of clamping lugs configured to thread onto the plurality of assembly screws and engage an inside surface of the fuel tank; (c) a top plate further comprising; (i) a bearing surface configured to engage an external fuel tank surface; (ii) a plurality of through holes proximate the perimeter of the top plate and perpendicular to the bearing surface; (iii) a plurality of bosses, each of the plurality of bosses adjacent to each through hole, configured to guide and position the each clamping lug; and (d) a gasket positioned between the top plate and the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Holley Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry J. Tipton
  • Patent number: 9475627
    Abstract: A vacuum chamber system is provided which includes a vacuum chamber body, a lid, and an elastomeric sealing element. The elastomeric sealing may be positioned about the lid. The elastomeric sealing element includes a body having a base portion positioned between a first arm and a second arm. Each of the first and second arms have inner lid contacting surfaces and outer surfaces. The elastomeric sealing element has a generally U-shaped transverse cross-section defined by the base portion and the first and second arms, and is generally reversible between first and second configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Marosi Designs LLC
    Inventors: Jason Russell Marosi, Adam Mark Marosi
  • Patent number: 9457941
    Abstract: An essentially “U” shaped endless elastic loop gasket, with the opening facing inwardly, has multipurpose uses with flanged containers. A foil can be stretched over the top of a raised ridge on top of the multipurpose elastic loop gasket on the flanged containers to form a closure. A foil can alternately be placed over the container flange around the container opening under the elastic loop gasket to form a closure. The elastic loop is stretched to encompass both the foil and flange and then released to secure the foil over the container opening. A first foil can be placed between the elastic loop gasket and container flange and a second foil can be placed over the raised ridge forming an insulation area over the container opening. Heat-resistant elastic loop gaskets of low heat conductivity enable the pan or container to be placed in an oven or refrigerator and removed by bare hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Tomoya Kawakami
  • Patent number: 9434096
    Abstract: Provided are a decorative resin sheet that sufficiently brings together embossing property and embossment-retaining property, and a molded resin article on which an embossment excellent in design is formed and a method of manufacturing the molded resin article. The method of manufacturing a molded resin article includes the steps of: providing a resin sheet having a mold layer containing a polyolefin-based resin as a main component, followed by formation of an embossment on the resin sheet so that the embossment is formed on a surface of the mold layer; crosslinking the mold layer on which the embossment is formed so that a 100% modulus of the resin sheet at 200° C. becomes 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignees: KANEKA CORPORATION, TATSUTA CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Yamashita, Shigehiro Kanou, Masami Nishikawa, Kaoru Yaguchi, Fumihito Tonomura
  • Patent number: 9227772
    Abstract: A combined wine glass and wine bottle package includes a wine glass constructed from molded plastic with an upper body defining an upwardly narrowed flume for concentrating the wine bouquet, in combination with a contoured lower base defining an annular moat surrounding a central punt. A wine bottle is sized to fit substantially, in an inverted orientation relative to the glass, into the wine glass, with a removable bottle cap nested within the central punt, and with an upper rim of the wine bottle snap-fitted into a shallow groove formed in the wine bottle near a lower end thereof. This entire package is sterile-wrapped in a sealed shrink-wrap plastic or the like. The package can be opened when desired to permit removal of the wine bottle from the wine glass, following by bottle opening and pouring of the contents into the wine glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: govino, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph T. Perrulli, Boyd I. Willat
  • Patent number: 8998012
    Abstract: A container cap locking mechanism includes a barb and adjacent stop both projecting downward from a cap edge to mesh with a V-shaped block projecting outward from a container sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Integrity Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Bailey, Dale Sass
  • Publication number: 20150014270
    Abstract: A cap includes a top wall, an outer peripheral edge, a first section, and a second section. A skirt depends from the outer peripheral edge. The skirt includes an attached end, a free end, a plurality of slots, and a plurality of apertures. Each aperture is spaced-apart from the free end of the skirt. The top wall has a first configuration and a second configuration. When the top wall is in the first configuration, the first section is generally planer and the second section is generally arcuate. When the top wall is in the first configuration, the skirt extends generally perpendicularly to the first section to generally engage at least a portion of a container. When the top wall is in the second configuration, the free end of the skirt extends radially outwardly from the attached end thereof to allow the cap to be removed from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Frederick BIESECKER, Gregory SPRISHEN, William Gordon KNESTRICK, III
  • Patent number: 8881896
    Abstract: A container for holding unused and used snus is disclosed. The container comprises a base defining a first compartment to receive unused snus. The base has a bottom wall which is reconfigurable to form a second compartment for holding used snus on the other side of said bottom wall. The first and second compartments are each provided with a separate cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Paul Gibson, Aaron McKenzie
  • 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: 8783485
    Abstract: Container (100) for loosely stored products comprising a container body (10), a cover (20), and a hinge (22) placed between the container body (10) and the cover (20) wherein the cover (20) has a cylindrical inner wall (30) and a cylindrical outer wall (32), and the inner wall (30) is provided with a sealing portion (34) at the outer edge of the inner wall (30), wherein the vertical position. (A) of an apex (36) of the sealing portion (34) is smaller than the vertical height (B) of the outer wall (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Production (France) S.A.S.
    Inventors: Valere Logel, Dominique Bois
  • Patent number: 8777032
    Abstract: A cap includes a top wall, an outer peripheral edge, a first section, and a second section. A skirt depends from the outer peripheral edge. The skirt includes an attached end, a free end, a plurality of slots, and a plurality of apertures. Each aperture is spaced-apart from the free end of the skirt. The top wall has a first configuration and a second configuration. When the top wall is in the first configuration, the first section is generally planer and the second section is generally arcuate. When the top wall is in the first configuration, the skirt extends generally perpendicularly to the first section to generally engage at least a portion of a container. When the top wall is in the second configuration, the free end of the skirt extends radially outwardly from the attached end thereof to allow the cap to be removed from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Drug Plastics & Glass Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick N. Biesecker, Gregory Sprishen, William Gordon Knestrick, III
  • Patent number: 8673242
    Abstract: An over-torque resistant vial and closure assembly includes a vial having an outwardly projecting rib that cooperates with a stop surface provided on a closure. When the closure is threadably coupled to the vial, the stop surface of the closure engages the outwardly projecting rib of the vial so as to prevent over-torquing of the closure onto the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: National Scientific Company
    Inventor: Leemen Loy Shick
  • Patent number: 8668097
    Abstract: A covering member (1) for mounting on a fastener ring (2), the ring and the covering member co-operating with each other to form a fastener device for fastening a dispenser system (3) on a receptacle neck (40). The covering member is substantially cylindrical and includes an outside wall (14) and an inside wall (15) for coming into clamping contact around the ring (2). The inside wall forms at least one elongate groove (16) hollowed out in a base zone (151). The groove is formed by a plurality of groove segments (17) that are separated by non-groove zones in such a manner as to form a groove that is interrupted locally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventors: Gilles Jourdin, Cèdric Mesnil
  • Patent number: 8657149
    Abstract: A resealable, thin-walled packaging having snap-in closure wherein the packaging sheath has an, open plug-in collar that receives a snap-in closure with a form-shaping support part that extends into the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Roesler
  • Patent number: 8652423
    Abstract: A vial and closure assembly including a vial and a closure configured to be threadably coupled to the vial. The vial has an opening end that is defined by a vial rim and at least one thread located proximate to the open end of the vial. The closure includes a top wall with a skirt wall depending from the top wall. A septum pocket is provided in the top wall and is configured to receive a septum positioned therein. A protrusion depends from the top wall, extends into the septum pocket, and is configured to engage the septum so that the septum creates an essentially vapor-tight seal with the vial rim when the closure is threadably coupled to the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: National Scientific Company
    Inventor: Leemen Loy Shick
  • Patent number: 8556094
    Abstract: A baby formula delivery assembly includes a container that has a bottom wall, a top wall, and a perimeter wall extending between the top and bottom walls. A housing has an upper wall and a peripheral wall that is attached to and extends downwardly from the upper wall. The peripheral wall extends downwardly around the container adjacent to the top wall and is rotatably and non-removably coupled to the container. A lower wall is attached to the peripheral and is spaced from the upper wall and defines an interior space of the housing. The lower wall has a second powder aperture extending therethrough. A nipple is attached to the upper wall and is in fluid communication with the interior space of the housing. A quantity of water is positioned within the container. A quantity of baby formula is positioned within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventors: Jeddah B Brown, Jessica Rimene, Delwyn Hawk
  • Patent number: 8550273
    Abstract: A vial including an end wall with a given perimeter, a side wall depending from the end wall about the given perimeter, and a plug wall depending from the end wall such that an outer surface of the plug wall is radially inward and spaced from the side wall. The plug wall has an attached end portion and a free end portion. The outer surface along the attached end portion of the plug wall is angled relative to the end wall by a first angle and the outer surface along the free end portion is angled relative to the outer surface along the attached end portion and extends at a second angle relative to the end wall with the second angle being larger than the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wheaton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Levin, Brian M. Gatton, Jr., Peter M. Zielinski
  • Publication number: 20130248481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lid (10) consisting of fibrous material, in particular of fibrous material containing cellulose fibres, for at least partly covering an opening (30) of a container (28), comprising a domed portion (12) which is configured to at least partly cover the container opening (30), and comprising an attachment portion (14) which externally surrounds the domed portion (12) at least in portions, preferably completely, and is configured to attach the lid (10) to a counter attachment portion (26) in the region of the opening (30) of the container (28), preferably on an opening edge delimiting the container opening (30), of the container (28), the lid (10) being formed at least in portions, preferably completely, from a uniform material with respect to its constituents, the lid (10) having material characteristics which differ in different regions within a portion (12, 14, 20, 24, 32, 38, 40) of a uniform material composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: HUHTAMAKI OYJ
    Inventors: Aad Hoekstra, RaiMangat Sharma, Stephen Knipe
  • Patent number: 8479935
    Abstract: A child resistant closure for a container (1) comprises a collar (3) fixable to a container (1) and a rotatable cap (4). The cap (4) is provided with a first engaging member (10) and the collar (3) is provided with a corresponding second engaging member (21). Adjacent said engaging member the collar (3) is provided with a resiliently deformable integral push tab (24), characterised in that the first and second engaging members (10, 21) are adapted to engage by rotation of the cap (4). It is an advantage of one embodiment that the cap of the closure does not require an internal screw thread. The cap may therefore be simpler and less expensive to manufacture. In addition, the two components, e.g., the cap and the collar, can be assembled prior to application onto the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Cope Allman Jaycare Limited
    Inventor: Simon Straughan
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8434652
    Abstract: A cap for overfitting a nozzle having an elongate nozzle body; the cap having an elongate cap body with a longitudinal axis, and an outside surface and an inside surface. The cap body has closed end and an open end, with an at least one sidewall. A housing of the cap has an open end. The cap is for receiving and overfitting the nozzle body of the nozzle. The cap has three elongate spaced apart wing portions each having a wing profile each forming part of the outside surface of the cap. Each wing runs from the mouth of the cap to the closed end thereof, and each contiguous with the next so that an exterior face of one wing portion together with an exterior face of an adjacent wing portion form one continuous concave surface between each wing portion and the adjacent one. The cap has a part-helical, or skewed profile, which gives a visual indication of the direction of removal of the cap from the nozzle. A nozzle has matching depressions, which come into register with the concave surfaces of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Henkle Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Peter C. Rushe, Patrick Kealy
  • Patent number: 8403160
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a container comprising a container body with bottom and side walls and a container opening, and a container closure (1), said body and closure comprising corresponding screw threads (3) to allow releasable attachment of the closure onto the body in order to open/close the container opening, characterized in that the container body comprises at least one cam-like means (4) located on the external surface of the container body walls, and the closure comprises at least one engagement means (5) corresponding to the cam-like means of the container body, said engagement means being located at the internal surface of the closure walls, so positioned that during the screwing operation of said closure onto said container body, said cam-like and engagement means cooperate in a audible manner at the time said closure is sufficiently engaged onto the body to ensure gas and/or liquid tightness of the closed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Stephane Hentzel
  • Patent number: 8387822
    Abstract: A lid is provided for engagement with a projecting rim of an opening on a container. The lid includes a covering panel for closing the container opening and a skirt formed on a periphery of the cover and depending therefrom. The skirt overlaps with the container rim when the cover is positioned over the opening. The skirt includes a defined gap therein that is positioned between adjacent gap edges. A clasp is provided on the periphery of the cover adjacent the defined gap. The clasp pivots between an open position and an engaged position. In the engaged position, the clasp engages the gap edges and draws the edges toward one another. The drawing of the gap edges moves the skirt inwardly towards the container rim. The lid may further include a flexing portion defining a connection between the cover panel and the skirt. The engagement of the clasp on the skirt causes compliance of the flexing portion and a corresponding axial movement of the skirt relative to the cover panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith E. Antal, Sr., Chad Lagace, Michael Tucker, Thomas Rigney, Fedor Baranov, Thomas Hocker
  • Patent number: 8371464
    Abstract: A closure for a container has a plurality of indicia such as date and/or time, disposed on the lid's top surface, with a rotary collar which is adjustable to a fixed position to highlight (select) indicia regarding the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Medela Holding AG
    Inventors: Kevin J. Rachuk, Timothy D. Killinger, Mark A. Luzbetak, Jill M. Hunt, Ashley Ceniceros, Brian J. Warren
  • Patent number: 8317043
    Abstract: A beverage container comprises a receptacle (2) which has a central axis (3) and is sealed by a lid (6) of resilient material. The receptacle includes a neck (8) defining an opening and the lid includes a closure plate (30, 32), integral with which is a depending skirt (18) extending around the outer surface of the neck. The inner surface of the skirt (18) carries a continuous annular flange (20), which is in sealing engagement with the underside of a continuous downwardly directed annular shoulder (14) on the outer surface of the neck and thus prevents movement of the lid in the axial direction away from the receptacle. The annular flange (20) on the lid is connected thereto by a resilient hinge connection (22). The annular flange (20) is elongate in axial sectional view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Carbonite Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Eric Smith, Karl Mondszein
  • Patent number: 8317042
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a package that includes (i) a container with a body and a neck, a container opening with an opening diameter (d), a screw thread, and a flange extending outwardly and having a flange diameter (D), and (ii) a removable closure adapted to be unscrewed from the screw threads of the container, with the closure having a top, a skirt and a tamper-evident ring attached to the lower edge of the skirt and is adapted to catch the flange of the container's neck when the closure is first screwed onto the neck. The ring is detachable from the skirt upon first removal of the closure from the neck. The container has a top load resistance inferior or equal to 30 daN, and the height h between the neck top edge and the lower part of the flange is such that it satisfies the relationship h?(d/3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Nestlé Waters Management and Technology
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cerveny
  • 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: 8240492
    Abstract: A snap closure for a container includes an annular snap bead in a skirt portion. A top portion extends upwardly from the skirt portion, the top portion having horizontal slits. When the snap closure is engaged with a container, the snap beads snap onto a mating locking ring of the container. An upwards force is applied to the snap closure to disengage the closure from the container. The horizontal slits enable the top portion to flex axially to provide additional rotational leverage for disengaging the snap beads from the annular locking ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: RFR Design LLC
    Inventor: Robert J. Mileti
  • Patent number: 8210384
    Abstract: Disclosed is a closure cap (1) comprising a exterior marginal web (5), a shielding section (4) that protrudes past the marginal web (5), and a hot-melt adhesive (11) which is arranged in the area of the shielding section (4) and is deformable in a plastic manner when heated above a softening temperature. A number of gripping abutment elements (7) are embodied on the marginal web (5) while a joint zone (3) having a reduced flexural rigidity is configured between the marginal web (5) and the shielding section (4). The distance between the abutment elements (7) and the bottom side of the hot-melt adhesive, which faces the marginal web (5), is smaller than the thickness of the material of a basic part (13) in the area of the opening such that an initial tension is created in the joint zone (3) when the closure cap (1) is inserted into the opening, resulting in a simple self-acting closing process after heating the hot-melt adhesive (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: A. Raymond & Cie
    Inventors: Martin Kurth, Eric Bügner
  • Patent number: 8033433
    Abstract: A dispensing nozzle for a container with a long tapered nozzle body has a narrow tapered dispensing end and a wider base end. A passage for fluid runs from the base end to the dispensing end and through an outlet. The dispensing nozzle has a removable cap that fits over the dispensing nozzle when in the closed position which closes the dispensing nozzle's outlet with a penetrating plug located on the interior of the cap. The cap has a narrow closed end that has the penetrating plug on its interior side and the cap has a wider open end. The cap fits onto the nozzle in a tight fit when closed. The invention contemplates that the fluid in the container is strong glue, so that hardened glue makes removing the cap difficult. To solve this problem, the nozzle and the cap have two distinct sets of ramps that provide the initial separating force to twist the cap with respect to the nozzle in order to remove the cap easily and allow dispensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Locite (R&D) Limited
    Inventors: David J. Gibson, Geoffrey F. Seymour
  • Publication number: 20110240589
    Abstract: A reusable resilient bottle capsule having a top cap portion, a medial portion that extends downwardly from and is integral with the top cap portion, a lower sleeve portion extending downwardly from and integral with the medial portion. The interior wall of the capsule has a surface configuration dividing the interior wall into a generally cylindrical lower portion with a first diameter that tightly conforms to the neck of a bottle below the banded collar of a bottle, an annular medial channel with a second diameter, larger than that of the first diameter, that permits the medial channel to straddle and accommodate the banded collar of a bottle, and an upper cylindrical portion with a third diameter substantially the same as that of the first diameter and which tightly surrounds and engages the pouring spout portion of the bottle. An annular channel in the underside of the top cap portion may be provided to facilitate a tight seal around the bottle pour spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Walter J. Averill
  • Patent number: 7870969
    Abstract: A package is provided including a container and a cap attached thereto. The container has an open and a closed end, the former having a dispensing opening surrounded by a shoulder. A pair of first buttresses are molded into the shoulder arranged along a cross-sectional major axis bisecting the opening. A pair of second buttresses are also molded into the shoulder and arranged along a minor axis bisecting the opening. Each of the buttresses have an upper edge tapering downwardly away from the opening. Upper edges of the second buttresses have a steeper taper angle than those of the first buttresses. The cap includes a lid hingedly connected to an edge of a fitment, the latter having a platform surrounded by a skirt wall and a product exit orifice formed in the platform. On a lower surface of the platform are four legs surrounding the orifice, projecting downwardly with each leg being asymmetrically shaped and lockingly fitted between first and second adjacent buttresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventor: Luis Ernesto Ribadeneira Mejia
  • Patent number: 7770746
    Abstract: A tubular container with a tamper-proof device (19) between the tube (1) and cap (2) and an assembly (14, 15) that creates a sound signal between both, in which the blind projection (24) on the tube is made in a smaller diametrical and longitudinal dimension and with the incorporation of an insert (13) that facilitates the manufacture and also the use of the container by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Tuboplast Hispania, S.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Aguirrezabal Oroz
  • Publication number: 20090218306
    Abstract: A combination of laboratory flask (2) and a cap (1) adapted for closure of said flask (2), wherein said laboratory flask (2) comprises a chamber and a neck (3) connected to said chamber and giving access to the interior of said chamber. Said cap (1) is made of a deformable elastic material and is adapted for being inserted on said neck (3) by a translation movement along said neck (3), the exterior surface of said neck (3) and the interior surface of said cap (1) being provided with at least two pairs of respective cooperating means (11-12, 11-12) arranged for producing a latching effect when the cap (1) is not deformed and an unlatching effect when the cap (1) is deformed, whereby the cap (1) can be inserted on or removed from said flask (2) by exerting a force on the cap (1) but not on the flask (2). The cap is preferably a snap-on cap, with a venting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Yariv Menchel, Yoav Ram, Lyron Menchel
  • Patent number: 7581652
    Abstract: A tamper-indicating closure includes a plastic shell having a base wall with an annular skirt, at least one internal thread segment on the skirt, a tamper band frangibly connected to the skirt, and a circumferential array of angularly spaced flexible resilient ratchet wings extending counterclockwise from an inner surface of the tamper band at an angle to the inner surface. A flexible resilient sealing liner on the base wall within the skirt has a conical sealing surface that faces radially outwardly toward the skirt and axially away from the base wall. The conical sealing surface is resiliently engageable with a trim flange of a container to which the closure is applicable so that the tamper band separates from the annular skirt before loss of sealing engagement between the liner and the trim flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Rexam Closure Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Flak, Jr., James L. Gregory, Ramsey J. Haylett, Thomas A. Kozlowski
  • Patent number: 7571826
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reversible child resistant cap and a closure system having two positions, the first being a child resistant position and the other being a non-child resistant position. The cap is characterized in that it has a closure plane, a circumferential outer skirt for engaging a container, and a circumferential resilient depending inner member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Publication number: 20090084804
    Abstract: A single-use, snap-over cap for use primarily in healthcare settings in order to maintain the integrity of a medication solution. The cap has a tapered cylindrical skirt, a puncture resistant lid portion, and one or more latch tabs. When placed onto a flanged injection port such as is found on a conventional fluid container, the latch tabs engage and flex about the port flange. After the cap is placed, the latch tabs engage the port flange to prevent upward axial movement relative to the port, thereby preventing removal of the cap and thus deterring unwanted or erroneous drug administrations or withdrawals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn A. Caspary, John A. Domkowski, Gregory G. Pieper
  • Patent number: 7510095
    Abstract: A system includes a container including a sidewall and a closure plane attached to the side wall and including an opening, a neck region on the sidewall being adjacent to the closure plane. The system also includes a closure including a cap closure with a fitment adapted to fit in the opening, a circumferentially depending outer skirt adapted to secure the closure to the neck region of the container, and a hinge attached to the cap closure and the circumferentially depending outer skirt. A method for sealing a closure on a container includes pivoting the closure about a hinge towards a closure plane and engaging a fitment with an opening to provide a friction fit. A method for opening a container having a closure includes disengaging a fitment from an opening and pivoting the closure about a hinge away from a closure plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond Comeau, Drew McNary