Removably Attached To Receptacle By Relative Rotation Between Keepers (e.g., Screw Threads Or Lugs) Patents (Class 215/329)
  • Patent number: 11780652
    Abstract: A closure for a container includes a top panel, a skirt depending from the top panel and extending circumferentially about a central axis, a tamper-evident band attached to the skirt, and at least one thread extending from an interior surface of the skirt. The skirt extends from a first end attached to the top panel to a second end opposite the first end. The skirt is tapered radially outward from the first end to the second end such that a diameter of the skirt at the second end is greater than the diameter of the skirt at the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Pretium Packaging, L.L.C.
    Inventor: John Ronayne
  • Patent number: 11702252
    Abstract: A closure for a container. The closure include an outer shell having a proximal end, a distal end, an inner surface, and an outer surface. The closure also including an inner cap having a proximal end, a distal end, an inner surface, and an outer surface. A plurality of ribs extend from the inner cap to the outer shell. A tamper-evident band encircles the distal end of the inner cap. The tamper-evident band includes a plurality of tamper-evident segments. Each tamper-evident segment has a tab coupled with one of the plurality of ribs and a break segment. A first end of the break segment is coupled with the tab and a second end of the break segment is coupled with an adjacent one of the plurality of ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Cheer Pack North America LLC
    Inventors: Steve Gosling, Peter J. Walters, David Williamson
  • Patent number: 11345522
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes a container body defining an interior for housing a product and an opening leading to the interior. The assembly further includes a cap that moves with respect to the container body to move the assembly between a closed position in which the cap covers the opening, and an opened position in which the opening is exposed. A first seal (40) is defined between the container body and the cap. The first seal includes a protrusion (42) formed on one of the container body about the opening or the cap, and a groove (44) formed on the other of the container body about the opening or the cap. The protrusion is received by the groove when the assembly is in the closed position, such that contact is maintained in a sealing relationship around the opening between the groove and the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Freedman, Donald Lee Huber, Michael Bucholtz, Randall Christopher LeCroy
  • Patent number: 11324662
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to arrangements for attaching an RFID tag to a liquid container, and particularly to a blood components container. The RFID tag may be inserted in an enclosure, such as peel tab, or in a sealed cup attached to a container port. The tag could alternately be embedded in a molded plug or component attached to a port. The RFID antenna could be painted or stamped on the surface of the container. Or the tag could be inserted into the container to float freely in the liquid components. The RFID source may be secured around the neck of a rigid or semi-rigid container, attached with a tether or attached to a connector assembled in association with a blood component or other fluid flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Larson, Bryan Blickhan, Carlos Calderon, Daniel Lynn, Senan Ozbag, W. Timothy Watts, Daryl R. Calhoun
  • Patent number: 11292636
    Abstract: A protective bottle enclosure includes a container having a neck, a shoulder, and a body, wherein the neck includes a plurality of threaded portions and a plurality of planar portions located intermediate the plurality of threaded portions. The enclosure further includes a removable cap from which extends a first threaded portion and a second threaded portion, the first and second threaded portions being located along opposing sides of the sidewall, and a first planar portion and a second planar portion disposed adjacent and between the first and second threaded portions. The first and second threaded portions of the cap are aligned with the plurality of planar portions along the neck when the cap is axially inserted into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BottleKeeper, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew T. Campbell, Kevin Stern
  • Patent number: 11242182
    Abstract: A container including a base and a cap is provided. The base can include a pull down ramp and first threads on an exterior of the base and the cap can include one or more engagement lugs and second threads on an interior of the cap. The one or more engagement lugs are configured to engage with the pull down ramp to couple the cap to the base and form a hollow section between the cap and the base below the one or more engagement lugs and the pull down ramp and the one or more engagement lugs are configured to disengage from the pull down ramp to decouple the cap from the base when the cap is compressed into the hollow section. The second threads are configured to engage with the first threads to tighten a top of the cap against an upper lip of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Len Ekkert
  • Patent number: 11131654
    Abstract: A column mainly comprises a tube, a plug, a first filter, a second filter, a stopper, and a connector. The tube mainly comprises a bottomed cylindrical storage part, and a cylindrical bottom-side connection part connected to a bottom of the storage part. The storage part and the bottom-side connection part are coaxially provided. The plug mainly comprises an outer pipe coaxially provided, and an inner pipe provided on an inner side of the outer pipe. The first filter and the second filter each are such a filter as not to enable the filler to pass. The stopper mainly comprises a stopper gripping part, and a stopper insertion part. The connector mainly comprises a connector gripping part and a connector insertion part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Masami Todokoro
  • Patent number: 11097872
    Abstract: A composite lid of a cylindrical container includes an outer metal lid having an integral top wall and sidewall and an inner plastic lid having a top wall and sidewall fitted inside the outer metal lid such that a free end of the sidewall of the inner plastic lid extends beyond a free end of the sidewall of the outer metal lid. The composite lid can be fitted on a base having an integral bottom wall and sidewall such that the sidewall of the inner plastic lid frictionally engages the sidewall of the base. The outer metal lid can be formed by stamping sheet metal, the inner plastic lid can be formed by molding a polymer material and the base can be formed by molding a polymer material. The outer metal lid can be adhesively bonded or mechanically fitted to the inner plastic lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: James D. Evans
  • Patent number: 11097457
    Abstract: A method of forming a bi-injected closure, comprising the steps of: forming a cap with a top plate and a depending sidewall, in a first injection moulding phase using a first mould part, the cap formed so as to include one or more external sealing areas; changing the first mould part for a second mould part, the second mould part sealing against the or each sealing area on the cap; and forming an outer ring around the cap sidewall whilst the second mould part is sealed against the sealing area/s in a second moulding phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Claude Benoit-Gonin, Philippe Bardet
  • Patent number: 11059635
    Abstract: A container having a cylindrical pouring nozzle with an external thread and with a stop; a cap with an internal thread which can be screwed onto the external thread of the pouring nozzle as far as an end position in which the cap bears in the direction of rotation on the stop of the pouring nozzle; and a seal made of a material which is softer than a material of the cap and a material of the pouring nozzle. The seal is fixedly connected to the cap and has a first sealing element which, with the cap screwed on, is arranged in a radial direction between the cap and pouring nozzle and bears on a lateral surface portion of the pouring nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Dannielle Paola Borger, Ingomar Henning, Wilem Ramon, Gerrit Jan Stegeman, Lenny Marita Ellenkamp-van Olst
  • Patent number: 10919208
    Abstract: A bottomed tubular-shaped preform is molded into a liquid-containing container holding a content liquid, by supplying, through a first supply path, a first liquid at a predetermined pressure into the preform that has been heated to a predetermined temperature to liquid blow mold the preform and by supplying, through a second supply path that is different from the first supply path, a second liquid into the preform after or simultaneously with the supply of the first liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Yuichi Okuyama, Mitsuru Shiokawa
  • Patent number: 10906081
    Abstract: The principles of the present invention further provide both a shaped metal container and its preforms that exhibit a rounded grain structure characteristic created by an annealing process and a method for making a shaped metal container. The process of making said metal container results in a quicker process time and uses less metals (at least 10% metal weight savings), thus allowing for a decrease in the costs of making such shaped metal containers. A shaped metal container may include work hardened rolled sheet-metal defining a sidewall, an opening, and a base, where at least one section along the sidewall has grains with an average aspect ratio less than about 4 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: The Coca-Cola Company, Ardagh MP Group Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Philippe Niec, Marc Lemiale, John E. Adams, Yuping Lin
  • Patent number: 10737847
    Abstract: A cover structure of a sealed can includes an upper cover, a lower cover, a handle component, an elastic member and a sealing ring. The upper cover has a through hole; the lower cover is installed under the upper cover; the handle component includes a connecting lever, a shifting handle and a pivot connecting the connecting lever and shifting handle, and the connecting lever passing through the through hole and then connecting the lower cover; each elastic member is elastically clamped between the upper and lower covers; the sealing ring has an end coupled to the lower cover and the other end extending towards the upper cover; the connecting lever is formed at the center of the lower cover, and each elastic member is installed symmetrically on both sides with respect to the connecting lever. This structure features simple structure and uniform force exertion and has good sealing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Sheng-Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 10737846
    Abstract: A synthetic resin cap mounted on a lip section of a container filled with a carbonated beverage includes a top plate section and a cylindrical section extending downward from a circumferential edge of the top plate section. An annular inner seal projection fitted into the lip section and an outer seal projection abutting an outer surface of the lip section are formed at an inner surface of the top plate section. An annular abutting convex section abutting the inner surface of the lip section is formed at an outer surface of the inner seal projection. The outer seal projection has an inner surface having an inner diameter reduced toward a distal end, and a minimum inner diameter section, which is a lower end of the inner surface, abuts the outer surface of the lip section at a position spaced apart from an opening end section toward a container main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Closure Systems International Japan, Limited
    Inventors: Mitsuo Tsuzuki, Fuminori Takazawa, Shoji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10676246
    Abstract: A canister includes a closure configured to mount on a container to close an open mouth into a product storage region formed in the container. The closure includes a lid and a lid retainer coupled to the lid. The lid retainer is configured to mate with an external thread on the container to retain the closure in a mounted position on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Carl R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10625914
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes bottle closure assemblies which are made at least in part with a polyethylene composition having good flow properties and good resistance to environmentally induced stress cracking. The bottle closure assembly includes a cap portion, an elongated tether portion, and a retaining means portion. The retaining means portions engages a bottle neck or an upper portion of a bottle. The elongated tether portion connects at least one point on the cap portion to at least one point on the retaining means portion so as to prevent loss of the cap portion from a bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventors: XiaoChuan Wang, Ian Gibbons, Eric Vignola, Cliff Baar, Amin Mirzadeh
  • Patent number: 10493671
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming an opening device on a receiving portion of a sheet packaging material for packaging pourable food products comprises a molding unit having a first and a second mold selectively set in an open configuration, in which they are spaced from one another to allow feed of the packaging material therebetween, and in a closed configuration, in which they cooperate with faces of the packaging material and delimit a closed mold cavity housing the receiving portion of the packaging material and adapted to be filled with molten plastic material to define, when the plastic material sets, the opening device. The apparatus further comprises feeding device to feed molten plastic material to the molding zone in the open configuration of the first and second mold, and pressing device exerting pressure on the dose to force it to fill the mold cavity and to form the opening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Pietro Martini, Paolo Benedetti, Paolo Fontanazzi
  • Patent number: 10457437
    Abstract: A plastic container is provided that includes a hollow body portion including a lower supporting base portion; a sidewall portion extending upwardly from the base portion; and a neck portion extending upwardly from the sidewall portion. The neck portion includes a support flange having an upper and lower surface, threads, and a dispensing opening at the top of the neck portion. In embodiments, a closure may be provided to form an assembly. In embodiments, the container may be comprised of PET, the weight of the neck portion from the lower surface of the support flange to a top of the dispensing opening may be 2.3 grams or less, and/or the vertical distance from the top of the dispensing opening to the lower surface of the support flange may be 0.450 inches or less. A preform and method for making a container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Darr, Edward V. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10442586
    Abstract: Various embodiments of containers are described having a body with a base and sidewall that defines a hollow interior portion of the body. A separable band can be affixed to the body to provide an attachment mechanism for a cap to be coupled with the body. An insert can be disposed between the body and cap to provide a liquid-tight and air-tight seal when the cap is coupled with the body. Preferably, the insert is dual layer with a layer of foam that compresses when the cap is coupled with the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KushCo Holdings
    Inventors: Douglas Patton, Gary Bordenkircher, Jeffrey Thompson, Heather Patton, Mathew Astengo, Ben Wu
  • Patent number: 10421585
    Abstract: A bottle includes a body and an overcap that covers the shoulder and neck of the bottle. The overcap includes an outer skirt and an inner skirt. The inner skirt engages the closure for the bottle. The outer skirt extends outwardly from the inner skirt. The inner skirt includes a first engaging lip and a second engaging lip that secure the overcap to the body of the bottle. The first engaging lip is located below the cover of the closure while the second engaging lip is located below the tamper-proof band of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Core Nutrition, LLC
    Inventor: Lance Collins
  • Patent number: 10301084
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pourer (1) of a container comprising a pouring nozzle (2) which forms a pouring channel and on the external thread (3) of which a covering cap (4) is screwed. A sealing stopper (6) which closes the pouring channel is guided non-rotatably and is vertically displaceable in the pouring channel of the pouring nozzle. The sealing stopper (6) is retained on the cap which is rotatable relative thereto, such that a screwing on of the cap leads to a lifting of the sealing stopper (6) in the pouring channel. The cap (4) has an upper opening in which the sealing stopper (6) lies with the upper end thereof. The upper end of the sealing stopper (6) has at least one tamper-evident part (7) which breaks off or breaks up when the cap is unscrewed relative to the non-rotatably retained sealing stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Rosendaal, Jan Wommelsdorf, Walter Schulte, Frank Roemer
  • Patent number: 10287039
    Abstract: Container closures for bottles, cans, tubs, etc. having a sloping or slanted flange on the container which matches a complementary flange on a closure cap. The flange is disposed at an angle of at least 10 degrees and a preferred angle of about 20 degrees for a conventional 63 mm closure and a preferred width of about 0.125 to 0.175 inches. A foil liner carried by the cap includes an induction heat activated adhesive on at least the portion thereof facing the complementary flange on the container for greatly increasing burst, vacuum and drop impact strength of the container because the adhesion is in shear rather than peel. Provision can be made for facilitating peeling of the liner to assist the consumer in opening the container. The liner may additionally be adhered to a horizontal surface of the container for further securing the liner thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: William M. Heyn
  • Patent number: 10040593
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a container that may be sealed and reclosed with a threaded closure. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods of manufacturing a metallic container having an opening with inwardly facing threads that are formed after a threaded closure is inserted at least partially into the opening. The container opening may be selectively sealed and reclosed with the threaded closure which releasably engages the container threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: John R. Ross, Anthony J. Scott, Howard C. Chasteen, Linda A. Hines
  • Patent number: 10034793
    Abstract: Coupling systems including interlocking male and female members are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a first coupling including a sidewall having an annular spring. The example apparatus also includes a second coupling to be coupled to the first coupling. The second coupling has an annular wall including a seal. The seal is to sealingly engage the annular spring when the second coupling is coupled to the first coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Walter F. Leise, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9994379
    Abstract: A closure for mounting on top of bottles and other containers includes a floating lid and a lid-retainer ring. The closure is configured to withstand a high pressure and high temperature sterilization process known as retort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Mark N Russell, Charles E Luker
  • Patent number: 9868568
    Abstract: A container assembly including a container and a metallic closure. The container includes a polymeric body and a polymeric finish. The polymeric finish includes a plurality of threads. A lug lock is associated with each one of the plurality of threads. The metallic closure includes at least three metallic lugs configured to cooperate with the plurality of threads to couple the metallic closure to the polymeric finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amcor Group GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Bates, Bradley Wilson, Richard Steih, Luke A. Mast
  • Patent number: 9802162
    Abstract: An end cap for a pressure vessel has at least one part for connecting the end cap to a housing. The at least one part comprises a number of recesses. The recesses are arranged to form at least one fluid passage between an inside and an outside of the end cap when the end cap is plugged on the housing. A housing for a pressure vessel has at least one counterpart for connecting an end cap to the housing by engaging a part of the end cap. The at least one counterpart comprises a number of recesses. The recesses are arranged to form at least one fluid passage between an inside and an outside of the housing when the end cap is plugged on the housing. A method for leak testing a pressure vessel and a method for checking a connection between at least one end cap and a housing of a pressure vessel for leak tightness are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Helmut Hildwein, Peter Wiegers, Franz Brohm
  • Patent number: 9764881
    Abstract: A container that seals in a volume of material is provided. The container may be routinely opened, closed and material may be removed or added. A removable plate and a base define a maximum volume available for material when the container is sealed. A screen may be disposed between the plate and the base. The screen may optionally be comprised within the base, adhered to the base, or removable from the base. Features for enabling manipulation of the plate and/or screen are optionally provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Ted Tobey
  • Patent number: 9561884
    Abstract: A composite closure having a double-wall configuration facilitates convenient use by consumers, and permits in-shell formation of a sealing liner. The closure includes an outer closure cap having inner and outer annular skirt portions arranged in concentric relationship with each other. The closure includes a sealing liner formed in the closure cap at the inside surface of the top wall portion of the closure cap. A method of compression-molding the sealing liner is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Closure Systems International Inc.
    Inventor: Ramesh Kamath
  • Patent number: 9546024
    Abstract: A sealing cap includes a cap unit, a knob and at least one guiding mechanism. The cap unit includes a first cap body formed with a through hole extending along an axis, a second cap body, and a resilient gasket sleeved on the second cap body. The knob has a pressing portion abutting against the first cap body, and an insertion portion projecting into the through hole. The guiding mechanism includes an abutting member disposed on one of the second cap body and the insertion portion, and a guiding member having an inclined surface disposed on the other one of the second cap body and the insertion portion. Rotation of the knob causes the abutting member to slide on the inclined surface, and moves the second cap body between an opening position and a sealing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Shih-Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 9540153
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cap (100) for containers for carbonated and non carbonated beverages, of the type used by sportsmen. The plastic cap consists of a supporting element (1) which is screwed on the bottleneck; a pivotal element (2) which pivots by an angle of approximately 120° with respect to the supporting element (1), acting as opening and closing valve for dispensing the beverage; and optionally, a protective cap (3). The pivotal element (2) closes the container in fluid-tight manner. Unscrewing the cap (3) in a certain direction causes the simultaneous pivoting and translation motion of the pivotal element (2), thereby putting the container in communication with the external environment. A kinematic coupling is also provided, which allows the activation of the pivotal element (2) as opening and closing valve by pushing and pulling the vertex of the pivotal element in axial direction, for the cases in which the protective cap is not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Acqua Minerale San Benedetto S.P.A.
    Inventor: Enrico Zoppas
  • Patent number: 9361780
    Abstract: The present invention is a container cap sensors, chips, transmitters, and receiver, to record, transmit, and receive data regarding the time intervals between when the container cap was last placed on or taken off of a container. The container cap is for use with pharmaceutical and other health care related vials, bottles and containers. The data transmission is used to monitor a patient's drug administration times and intervals, and allows the patient and/or the patient's caregiver to review the administration data. The container cap of the present invention is streamlined, easy to use, reliable, and inexpensive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: TimerCap, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Million Burke, JR., Howard David Goldberg, Philip John Tomasi, Lawrence M. Twersky
  • Patent number: 9341301
    Abstract: A device and method of use for the repair of a leaking fuel tank fill pipe are provided. The device and method of use are designed to create a durable repair of a leaking tank fill pipe without the cost, time, and difficulty associated with replacing an entire diesel fuel tank on a semi-truck tractor. The device is a collar which threads onto damaged threads on a fill pipe neck and creates a leak-resistant seal with the fill pipe neck. A tank fill cap can then be screwed onto the collar, which forms a leak-resistant seal with the fill cap. The device may have one or more mechanisms to retain the collar on the tank fill pipe neck. The method of use may include re-cutting damaged threads on the fill pipe neck with the collar device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Carlos Davito
  • Patent number: 9278784
    Abstract: A capping device includes an external outer cap adapted to be removably fixed to the exterior face of a container neck, and an internal insert adapted to plug the opening of the neck. The insert is adapted to be fitted to the neck independently of the outer cap and before fitting the outer cap to the neck. When it is fitted to the neck, the outer cap is adapted to be permanently fastened to the insert. When filling the container, the insert may include means for retaining it on the neck adapted to connect the insert mechanically to the neck before the outer cap is fitted to the neck, thereby sealing at least the exterior peripheral surface of the free end of the neck against a cleaning liquid applied externally to the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Wood, Michel Luzzato, Veronique Bernard, Grégory Antier
  • Patent number: 9085395
    Abstract: A plastic closure embodying the principles of the present invention comprises a closure cap having a top wall portion, and an annular skirt portion depending from the top wall portion. The skirt portion includes an internal thread formation for threaded engagement with the external thread formation of an associated container. In order to facilitate high-speed application, and minimize the use of polymeric material, the closure is configured to exhibit a variation in retention force which decreases in a direction away from the top wall portion of the closure cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Closure Systems International, Inc.
    Inventors: Sohail Sadiq, John Edie, David E. Gevers, William Moll, Navaneeth Bashyam, Pranav Bhatt, Russell Tartock
  • Patent number: 9016473
    Abstract: A plastic cap for a container, such as a bottle or flexible package, in particular for liquid foods for children, comprising projecting ribs for attaching to a similar, laterally adjacent cap and axial teeth for attaching to a similar axially overlapping cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Guala Pack S.p.A.
    Inventor: Stefano Tamarindo
  • Publication number: 20150108079
    Abstract: Carl Cetera and Christon G. Suess have invented a new shaker mug. The cap of the shaker mug comprises a set of trapezoid-shaped protrusions around the side of the cap. This makes it easier for the user to unscrew and screw on the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Carl Cetera, Christon G. Suess
  • Publication number: 20150102004
    Abstract: A glass container in the form of a growler is provided with a re-sealable roll-on closure. An improved construction is provided for the container enabling it to handle higher pressures in which minimum glass wall thicknesses are optimized to provide necessary strength for the container, yet the construction conserves amounts of glass used. In a preferred embodiment, the container is capable of holding a 64 oz beverage, and the container includes a re-sealable roll-on 38 mm closure with a capacity to hold up to 3.00 v/v CO2 pressure at 145° F. A minimum glass wall thickness along a sidewall of the container starting from a mid-neck down to a heel portion of the container is 2.5 mm. An integral glass handle is provided with a minimum break strength of 170 pounds. In a preferred embodiment, the container has a maximum to minimum sidewall thickness ratio of approximately 2:1 and a base thickness ratio of approximately 1.5:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Jason M. Kelly, Scott Pridemore
  • Patent number: 8985361
    Abstract: An integrated canning jar lid configured to cover a mouth of a canning jar includes a closure portion, a top portion, and a skirt. The closure portion, top portion, and skirt may be integrated into a single device. The size and shape of the skirt may enhance the aesthetic appeal of the integrated lid as well as the convenience and ease of use. Embodiments of the integrated canning jar lid have a decorative element on the top thereof to further increase the aesthetic value of the lid and/or increase the convenience and ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: DR Enterprises, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Dena Wilson
  • Patent number: 8961489
    Abstract: A container for storing donated blood plasma has a neck and an attachable locking cap. The cap may be rotatably attached to the neck. The cap and the neck are configured to lock the cap in at least one, and preferably two, rotational positions. In one position, tubes connected to the container are accessible. After the plasma has been collected and the tubes have been cut off and sealed, in the other position, the tube stubs are protected by the cap. The bottle and the cap may define structures that facilitate storing and protecting tubing wrapped longitudinally around the container, until the container is used to collect and store plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Haemonetics Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Schwarz, Seth Kasper, Ron Marek, Graeme Struthers
  • Publication number: 20150008209
    Abstract: A connection system for screwable covers is described, comprising at least one screwable cover (1) for closing a bottle containing a fluid product, such cover (1) being composed of at least one counter-cover (3) and at least one external shell (5), such counter-cover being adapted to be connected to such shell (5), such counter-cover (3) being equipped, on its perimeter and externally, with a plurality of first radially arranged engaging teeth (9) and such external shell (5) being equipped with at least one seat (11) for inserting such counter-cover (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Bisio Progetti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Rossi
  • Publication number: 20140374374
    Abstract: A beverage container holding a beverage includes a cap that can be used to prevent contamination of a beverage between drinks. The cap is sized to fit over the foot of the beverage container for use as a non-slip coaster. The beverage container is shrink wrapped to retain the cap on the top of the beverage container. The shrink wrap includes a pair of vertically disposed perforations which facilitate opening of the beverage container. The shrink wrap also aids in keeping the beverage container sanitary by preventing contaminants from reaching surfaces of the beverage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Zipz, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Henry Scott
  • Publication number: 20140367318
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container for drinking fluids wherein the container has an integrated interior compartment for storing solid elements used for treating drinking fluids. The interior compartment includes a plurality of perforations that allow the fluid found in the container to flow through the interior compartment to allow such fluid to interact with the contents of the interior chamber. The interior chamber may include a compound for treating the fluid and for forming, for example, alkaline water. The treatment compound is compressed into solid beads that will interact with the drinking fluid but will not substantially dissolve. In one embodiment the treatment compound comprises of Tourmaline, Kaoline, Magnesium, Magnesium Oxide, Silicone Dioxide and Calcium Oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Dorian R. Ayres, David M. Walker
  • Patent number: 8875920
    Abstract: A beverage container (1) comprises a container body (3) including an opening, a cap (5) to close the opening, and a collar (7), mountable on the container body (3). The cap (5) and the collar (7) include cooperating securement means (19, 21) by which the cap (5) may be secured to the collar (7), thereby securing the cap (5) to the container body (3) when the collar (7) is mounted on the container body (3). The cap (5), the collar (7) and the container body (3) are configured such that removal of the cap (5) from the container body (3) causes removal of the collar (7) from the container body (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Threadless Closures Limited
    Inventors: Peter Antony Farrar, John Hein, Anthony Henry Joseph Fraser, William George Dando
  • Patent number: 8857640
    Abstract: An easy-fill water bottle system features a water bottle. A bottle first end features a tapering hollow neck with a neck aperture and a bottle second end features a cylindrical channel with a first shoulder located close to a channel midpoint and a second shoulder located close to a channel second end. The channel features threads from the channel midpoint to a channel first end. The system features a flush cylindrical lid having a first lid shoulder located close to a lid midpoint and a second lid shoulder located close to a lid second end. The lid features threads located from the lid midpoint to a lid first end. The lid second end features a plurality of indentions. The system features a water dispenser adapted to receive and fluidly connect to the bottle first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Rangal H. Yorks
  • Patent number: 8857638
    Abstract: An inner shell for a child-resistant closure includes radial driven lugs extending in a radially outward direction from an inner skirt and extending axially along the inner skirt, radial abutments extending in a radially outward direction from the inner skirt and extending axially along the inner skirt adjacent to and spaced apart from the radial driven lugs in a counterclockwise direction around the inner skirt, and pockets disposed between the radial driven lugs and the radial abutments. An outer shell for the closure includes radial driving lugs extending in a radially inward direction from an outer skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: BPRex Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Brian John Brozell
  • Publication number: 20140291277
    Abstract: A device and a system for transferring viscous fluid between a first bottle and a second bottle may be provided. The device and system may comprise a first cap having a first internal thread and a first channel extending through the first cap and a second cap having a second internal thread and a second channel extending through the second cap. The first cap and the second cap may be coupled to one another, and the first channel may be fluidly connected with the second channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Diane Perez
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140217056
    Abstract: A portable, personal apparatus for transporting liquid having a bottle configured to contain liquid. The bottle has a longitudinal axis. A first opening open in a direction generally parallel with the longitudinal axis in a pour position. A first cover coupled to the bottle and configured to close the first opening in a closed position. A second opening open in a direction generally orthogonal with the longitudinal axis in a fill position. A second cover coupled to the bottle and configured to close the second opening in a storage position. The second cover remaining coupled to the bottle when the second cover is in the fill position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: HYDROS BOTTLE, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Kiran Parekh, Aakash Mathur, Joseph Jackson, Ian White, David Fowlkes, Michael Young, Arjun Daniel Srinivas, Alexander Mittal, Ian McDermott
  • Patent number: 8795748
    Abstract: A capsule for storing a fixed amount of syrup. The capsule includes a housing to store the fixed amount of syrup and is shaped to sit on an opening of a bottle of liquid. The capsule also includes a release mechanism to release the syrup in a controlled manner into the bottle. The invention includes a method for releasing syrup from a capsule into a bottle of carbonated water. The method includes the capsule being placed on a rim of the bottle and the capsule receiving a downward force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: SodaStream Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Kopel, Allan Ring, Avi Cohen, Hagai Harduff, Doron Krom, Amit Avigdor, Eyal Fendell