Keeper Has Vertically And Horizontally Extending Slots (e.g., Bayonet) Patents (Class 215/332)
  • Patent number: 11628989
    Abstract: A child-resistant container and closure, the container has a cylindrical neck, and an outer surface of the neck has three lug threads that consecutively run along the circumference of the neck. A pointer pointing upwards is present just below the neck. The closure has a central section and a skirt, the skirt has three male threads, wherein the three male threads can engage with the three lug threads. The outer surface of the skirt has a downward pointing pointer, wherein two pointers must be aligned for engaging and disengaging the three male threads and the three lug threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Mike C Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11618620
    Abstract: A cap protector for protecting a cap on a container includes a plurality of axial fins extending from a common point. Each axial fin includes a body extending between an inner edge and an outer edge, and a cap-engaging lip defined on the inner edge that is configured to selectively engage a cap of a container. The plurality of axial fins may be movable from a disengaged position to an engaged position, wherein in the engaged position the cap-engaging lip of each of the plurality of axial fins engages the cap of a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Michael P. Robinson, II
  • Patent number: 11319120
    Abstract: It is provided a cap (10) for closing an opening (41) of a container (30), comprising a mainly tubular skirt (12), wherein the skirt (12) comprises a bayonet notch (26) for guiding a pin (28) of the container (30), wherein the skirt (12) comprises a guiding rim (38) running in axial direction and in circumferential direction towards the bayonet notch (26) for guiding the pin (28) of the container (30) into the bayonet notch (26). When the cap (10) is mounted to the container (30), the pin (28) may slide along the guiding rim (38) towards the bayonet notch (26) even at an originally significant displacement in circumferential direction, so that a facilitated mounting of a cap (10) to a container (30) with a bayonet mount is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KAO GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Manfred Lott, Max Diecks
  • Patent number: 11046478
    Abstract: A bowl assembly includes a main bowl having a spherical outer surface, a removable median extension having a spherical outer surface and a lid having a protruding grip profile. The main bowl is made of an opaque plastic material in the form of a spherical zone having a silicone sealant applied to a bottom of the main bowl to ensure stability of the bowl assembly during use and which is provided at a top with four “L” shaped grooves. The removable median extension is open at a top and a bottom thereof is attached to the main bowl and is made of transparent plastic. The removable median extension is joined with the main bowl by sliding protrusions and grooves. Positioned above the removable median extension there is the lid which has a grip profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ANAMINA PLUS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Carmen Bianca David
  • Patent number: 11021299
    Abstract: A capping structure includes a tubular shell and a cap window. The cap window is transparent and engages with an inner sidewall of the tubular shell. The cap window includes a cover and a brace. The cover is disposed at an opening of the tubular shell, and the brace protrudes from the cover and has at least a surface being parallel to the inner sidewall of the tubular shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Libo Cosmetics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsiao-Yun Lin
  • Patent number: 10988289
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure device for a rigid plastic container having a tapered neck section and method of manufacture. The device has a substantially circular neck and inner lid surface. The neck includes anchors which engage with nodes on the inner lid surface. The tapered section of the neck acts as a spring engaging the nodes with the anchors. The closure device may be engaged by rotating the lid in relation to the neck. To disengage the closure device a simultaneous downward and rotational force must be applied. The lid and the container, including the closure, can be blow molded at the same time or separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon Yourist, Brian Hagan, Ben Lewis, Anthony Schlies
  • Patent number: 10518939
    Abstract: A high quality child resistant container comprising a durable metallic reservoir and durable plastic metal cap. The child resistant container comprises a durable and rugged reservoir and similarly durable locking cap. The cap is secured to the reservoir by a threaded, or bayonet-style connection. Once installed on the reservoir, the cap is prevented from being easily removed by a child, due to child resistant features integrated in the design of the cap and reservoir. Also, a method of reducing friction between the sealing surfaces of a sealed container. Specifically between the reservoir, cap and seal of a container, which allows easier closing of containers which require a simultaneous compression and twist motion to close.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Anthony Estoque
  • Patent number: 10123822
    Abstract: A coupling mechanism for mechanically connecting a first structural part and a second structural part of a medical instrument includes a first component and a second component, which are designed to be connected to each other by a bayonet connection that permits a rotation of the second component relative to the first component about a rotation axis, and a detent mechanism for alternately locking the second component in several alternative and mutually different predetermined angle positions relative to the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Karl Storz SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Egle, Rainer Hermle, Claus Kramer
  • Patent number: 9885464
    Abstract: A filament lamp set in a drink bottle is provided, including a light emitting unit, wherein the outer side of the light emitting unit is sleeved by a connecting mechanism which can be fixedly connected with the mouth of a bottle body; an opening is formed in at least one end of the connecting mechanism; the light emitting unit extends out from the opening. The bottle body adopts the common drink bottle, by which the connecting mechanism can be matched with the mouth of the bottle so as to fix the bottle body in the connecting mechanism. In addition, the light emitting unit is sleeved by the bottle body. Based on the decorative patterns, colors and the like on the bottle body, different effects can be achieved by the emitted light and faculae, thus achieving the purpose of decoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Lixin Li
  • Patent number: 9676524
    Abstract: A seal and method of forming a seal for a resealable container includes a removable cap that is selectively received over a pour opening formed in a can body. A seal is adhered to the end wall of the cap and includes a continuous, first axial region extending outwardly from the inner surface of the cap. The seal first region is dimensioned for engagement with the opening in the container and sealing the container along an inner diameter thereof. Reduced on-torque/off-torque are required since the seal is formed on the inner diameter, and a down force is substantially reduced to assemble the cap to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Dale Conley, Mark Broerman
  • Patent number: 9282837
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Zipz, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Henry Scott
  • Patent number: 8925749
    Abstract: A storage container includes a jar and a cap removably connected to the jar. The jar has a cavity defined by a first base and a first wall extending upwardly from the base. The cap has an upper portion connected to a lower portion by a connecting member. The upper portion has a second base and a second wall extending upwardly from the second base to define a receiving area that receives an item stored in the cavity of the jar. The connecting member has an opening therethrough to connect the storage container to a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Sarah Laperriere, Michael Rzasa, Armand Montminy, Rodd Ruland
  • Patent number: 8857647
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connecting structure for connecting a first member and a second member, wherein the first member comprises a connecting upright portion and a plurality of locking flanges provided to extend outwards along the circumferential direction of the outer face of the connecting upright portion, while the second member comprises a connecting side-wall portion that overlies the connecting upright portion and a plurality of locking projections provided to extend inwards from the inner face of the connecting side-wall portion. The bottom faces of the locking flanges distend downwards in a convex curved shape and, when the second member is overlaid on the first member and rotated, the upper faces of the locking projections are guided with sliding contact along the convex curved bottom faces of the locking flanges and stopped at the lowermost position of the convex curved bottom faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Kohei Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8757407
    Abstract: A package that has both child-resistant and non-child-resistant modes of operation. A container has an end with an open mouth surrounded by a container wall with a central axis and at least one first lock element extending radially outwardly from the wall. A closure includes an annular base wall having inner and outer peripheral edges. A cylindrical skirt extends from the outer peripheral edge of the base wall, and at least one second lock element is disposed on the skirt. A projection extends axially from the inner peripheral edge of the base wall in a direction opposite from the skirt. The projection has an annular sidewall spaced radially inwardly from the outer peripheral edge of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Rexam Prescription Products Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Konefal, Steven R. Wolfe, John M. Shingle
  • Patent number: 8708176
    Abstract: A quick access closure apparatus including a reusable bottle and lid that secure together. The bottle has at least one protrusion and the lid has a channel and ridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Tim Andis
  • Patent number: 8672159
    Abstract: A hollow vacuum packaging product in which a ring includes threads distributed around its periphery, and between which a sealing cap enters into engagement when the hollow product is opened/closed. In an evacuated closed condition of the hollow product, the sealing cap is configured to enter into engagement only in an interval between two consecutive threads, or in plural such consecutive intervals, but not in all of the intervals. Such a hollow product may be, as an example, a thermoplastic bottle or jar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Emballage
    Inventor: Philippe Moreira
  • Patent number: 8424695
    Abstract: An improved closure for a container. The container includes a lip having a plurality of downwardly extending angled surfaces, each terminating in a recess, and a shoulder which defines an open top of the container. The closure includes a plurality of lugs which are configured to engage the angled surfaces when the closure is rotated and mate with the recesses to secure the closure in place. To secure the tabs in the recesses, the closure includes one or more springs which extend downwardly from the top of the closure and contact the shoulder of the container to urge the closure upwardly with respect to the container. To separate the closure and the container, the closure is pressed toward the open top of the container, thereby disengaging the lugs from the recesses and allowing the rotation of the closure to disengage the closure from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Van Blarcom Closures, Inc.
    Inventor: Caetano Buono
  • Patent number: 8371463
    Abstract: A child-resistant canister includes a container and a closure configured to mount on the container to close an opening into an interior region formed in the container. The closure includes a lid and a lid anchor coupled to the lid. The lid anchor is configured to mate with a closure retainer included in the container to retain the closure in a mounted position on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: W. Gordon Beecroft
  • Patent number: 8245860
    Abstract: A beverage container (1) comprises a container body (3) including an opening and a cap (5) to close the opening, the cap (5) or the container body (3) including one or more bayonet threads (57), and the container body (3) or the cap (5) respectively including one or more protrusions (19) arranged to engage with a respective bayonet thread (57) to secure the cap (5) to the container body (3). At least one of the bayonet threads (57) includes one or more stop members arranged to retain the, or each, protrusion (19) substantially fully engaged with the bayonet thread (57) such that the opening is substantially fully closed by the cap (5), until a releasing torque sufficient to overcome the retention is applied to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Threadless Closures Limited
    Inventors: Peter Antony Farrar, John Hein, Anthony Henry Joseph Fraser, William George Dando
  • Patent number: 8136687
    Abstract: A cover of a container is provided. The cover displays the number of times a user has ever opened the container which contains medication to thereby inform the user of the user's history of medication use with a view to protecting the user from unnecessary repeat medication and suggesting the user to take medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Hung Kuan Wu
  • Patent number: 8091719
    Abstract: An improved container cap has a structural design for preventing pills from spilling out of a container closed with the container cap. The container cap includes a movable cover that is extensible to enable indirect, two-step dispensing of pills, so that the pills come out of the container at a reduced speed and will not fall out accidentally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Hung Kuan Wu
  • Publication number: 20110290755
    Abstract: A closure that includes a top panel and a transition section extending downwardly from a peripheral edge of the top panel is provided. The closure includes a skirt extending from a peripheral edge of the transition section such that the skirt extends away from the top panel and a plurality of raised ribs. Each of the plurality of raised ribs includes a first portion extending outwardly from an outer surface of the skirt and extending axially along at least a portion of the skirt and a second portion positioned above the first portion and extending outwardly from an outer surface of the transition section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: James M. Taber, Kevin W. Orth, Darren R. Neputy
  • Patent number: 8066132
    Abstract: A water bottle adapter (6) fits securely onto a water bottle (1) which is used to isolate the water within the bottle from a common water supply. The adapter (6) is fastened to a mating device by means of a threaded neck (7). The neck (7) includes two longitudinal tensioning ribs (37) that promote a retaining function between the neck (7) and any device that has been affixed to the neck (7). A pressure relief valve (13) having a valve stem (14) is formed within the lid (8) of the adapter (6) to permit the escape of air from the bottle (1) when in use. A series of ribs (19) is formed within a bore containing the valve stem (14) to dampen noise produced by the operation of the valve (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Zirc Company
    Inventors: Ronald L. Swift, James Michael Campion
  • Patent number: 7967159
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 7922017
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes a container having an open mouth, a conical external surface around the open mouth that widens away from the mouth and a wall extending from the conical external surface. A closure has a base wall, and a peripheral skirt having a first portion adjacent to the base wall and a second portion removably connected to the first portion. An annular first wall extends from the base wall at a position radially inward from the skirt for spring/sealing engagement with the conical external surface of the container. A second wall extends from the base wall at a position radially inward from the first wall and, preferably, at an outward conical angle to the base wall. The second portion of the skirt and the wall on the container have interlocking elements that resist removal of the closure from the container in a child-resistant mode of operation absent a force against the first wall to disengage the interlocking elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Rexam Prescription Products Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Shingle, Maurice R. Gnepper
  • Patent number: 7832578
    Abstract: Complementary load bearing surfaces are provided on a child resistant closure and container combination forming at least one load carrying member preventing axial forces under stacking load conditions from causing biasing, child resistance, and/or seal failure when the closure is in a stacking position on the complimentary container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Rexam Closures and Containers Inc.
    Inventors: Clifton C. Willis, Mark K. Branson
  • Patent number: 7819264
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes a container having a finish with an open end, external thread, stop lug projecting radially outwardly from the finish, and a closure having a base wall, a skirt with internal thread for engagement with the thread on the container finish, spring element and pair of internal lugs on the skirt and extending radially inwardly from the skirt. Each pair of internal lugs includes a first lug that cooperates with the stop lug on the container finish to prevent unthreading of the closure from the finish absent pressure on the closure against the spring element to push the first lug beneath the corresponding stop lug on the container finish, and a second lug circumferentially spaced from the first lug that cooperates with the stop lug to prevent over tightening of the closure on the finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Rexam Closure Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Brozell, Stephen A. Eilertson
  • Patent number: 7819265
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes a container having a neck finish with an open mouth, an angularly spaced array of external projections with notches on undersides of the projections, and a conical internal surface around the mouth. A closure has a base wall, a first annular wall with angularly spaced internal lugs received within the notches, and a second annular wall disposed radially inwardly from the first annular wall and in resilient sealing engagement with the internal surface on the container neck finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Rexam Closure Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Brozell
  • Patent number: 7703617
    Abstract: A safety closure for use on a container neck having a closure top wall, an annular sidewall depending downwardly from an outer periphery of the top wall defining an open bottom opposite the top wall. The sidewall has inner annular surface with a plurality of lugs projecting inward therefrom, wherein each lug has a lug top surface forming an angle of incidence of greater than 90° with the inner annular surface of the annular sidewall. The plurality of lugs are engageable with a plurality of lug receiving notches in a plurality of bayonet lugs on a container neck. A spring member depends from the closure top wall and is resiliently engageable with the container neck to bias the safety closure away from the container neck. Optional closure retaining means may be incorporated within the closure, container, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Rexam Closures and Containers, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark K. Branson, Clifton C. Willis
  • Patent number: 7694853
    Abstract: In the dispensing device, preferably a double cartridge (1) having a stopper and a locking ring provided with bayonet connecting means, the stopper (7), the external surfaces of the cartridge outlets (4, 5), and the wall interior of the locking ring (6,) comprise mutually cooperating means (17, 26; 18, 27) for pressing the stopper into the outlets or pulling it out from the outlets as the locking ring is rotated. On one hand, this allows to obtain a tight closure, and on the other hand, it is very simple in this manner to pull out the tightly fitting stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: MIXPAC Systems AG
    Inventor: Wilhelm A. Keller
  • Patent number: 7673763
    Abstract: A locking cap and container is provided for a container having an opening surrounded by a neck with container threads thereon that are sized and located to threadingly engage cap threads formed on a skirt of the cap. A shaped distal end is formed on a distal end of the container threads and a barb is formed on the distal end of the cap threads. A resilient locking tab extends from the container, and is located below the shaped distal end and spaced apart from the shaped distal end a distance sufficient to allow passage of the barb beyond the shaped distal end but sufficiently close to resiliently urge the barb into overlapping rotational alignment with the shaped end. The shaped end is configured to lockingly engage the barb when the tab holds them in alignment. Pushing down on the cap pushes the thread against the locking tab and allows disengagement of the barb from the shaped distal end and movement of the barb past the shaped distal end to unlock the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Rexam Delta Inc.
    Inventor: Jack S. Oh
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7527159
    Abstract: A closure and container constitute a child-resistant package. The container has a finish with an open mouth, at least one external thread adjacent to the open mouth, and at least one external radial projection on a side of the at least one external thread that is spaced from the open mouth. The closure has a base wall, a skirt with at least one internal thread adjacent to the base wall for engagement with the at least one external thread to thread the closure onto the finish, at least one internal locking lug spaced from the base wall, and an annular wall extending from the base wall at a position spaced radially inwardly from the skirt for resilient internal engagement with the open mouth of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Rexam Closure Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Brozell
  • Publication number: 20080149587
    Abstract: A container closure system including a container cap and a container closure may be frictionally mated such that projections in the container closure removably lock interior projections of an opening in the container cap in spaces defined in the container closure projections to hold the container cap on the container closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Steven L. Sweeton, David L. Dejong, Robert J. Good
  • Patent number: 7387214
    Abstract: A package includes a closure for attachment to a container. The closure has a skirt with a plurality of internal lugs and an internal surface. The container has a sidewall terminating in an open end and having a plurality of external projections. The plurality of external projections include sets of child-resistant and non-child-resistant projections. The child-resistant projections have undersides with notches for receiving the plurality of internal lugs of the closure, and the non-child-resistant projections have substantially flat undersides for locating against the plurality of internal lugs of the closure. The sidewall also has an external surface located axially between the plurality of external projections and the open end for engagement with the internal surface of the closure for sealing the package and for resiliently biasing the closure away from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Rexam Prescription Products Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Shingle
  • Patent number: 7331479
    Abstract: A locking cap and container is provided for a container having an opening surrounded by a neck with container threads thereon that are sized and located to threadingly engage cap threads formed on a skirt of the cap. A shaped distal end is formed on a distal end of the container threads and a barb is formed on the distal end of the cap threads. A resilient locking tab extends from the container, and is located below the shaped distal end and spaced apart from the shaped distal end a distance sufficient to allow passage of the barb beyond the shaped distal end but sufficiently close to resiliently urge the barb into overlapping rotational alignment with the shaped end. The shaped end is configured to lockingly engage the barb when the tab holds them in alignment. Pushing down on the cap pushes the thread against the locking tab and allows disengagement of the barb from the shaped distal end and movement of the barb past the shaped distal end to unlock the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Rexam Delta Inc.
    Inventor: Jack S. Oh
  • Publication number: 20070278173
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes a container having a neck finish with an open mouth, an angularly spaced array of external projections with notches on undersides of the projections, and a conical internal surface around the mouth. A closure has a base wall, a first annular wall with angularly spaced internal lugs received within the notches, and a second annular wall disposed radially inwardly from the first annular wall and in resilient sealing engagement with the internal surface on the container neck finish. The second annular wall has a substantially cylindrical portion adjacent to the base wall and a conical portion extending from the substantially cylindrical portion at an angle inwardly from the first annular wall and away from the base wall. The conical portion of the second annular wall has an edge remote from the base wall that is spaced from the internal surface of the container neck finish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: Brian J. Brozell
  • Patent number: 7198170
    Abstract: A system includes a container including projections equi-spaced around a neck region. Each of the projections includes a cam surface, a lock surface, a ramp, and a clamping surface. The system also include a closure including a closure plane and a circumferentially depending outer skirt extending from the closure plane, a tamper-evident arrangement frangibly connected to an edge of the outer skirt opposite the closure plane, and pairs of lugs equi-spaced around an inner sidewall formed by the outer skirt and the tamper-evident arrangement. A lock lug of each pair of lugs is arranged on the tamper-evident arrangement and a sealing lug of each pair of lugs is arranged on the outer skirt. In the system, each lock lug is adapted to engage the cam surface of a corresponding projection during an initial application operation. The lock lug is adapted to engage the lock surface of the corresponding projection after the initial application operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: James E. Herr
  • Patent number: 7165692
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure and container package includes a container having an open end surrounded by a cylindrical wall with a central axis, a plurality of circumferentially spaced projections extending radially outwardly from an outer surface of the wall adjacent to the open end, notches on undersides of the projections, and a plurality of circumferentially spaced flexible resilient spring elements extending radially outwardly from the outer surface of the cylindrical wall and angularly disposed between the projections. A closure includes a base wall, a cylindrical skirt extending from the base wall to an axial edge spaced from the base wall, a plurality of circumferentially spaced lugs extending radially inwardly from the skirt, and a circumferentially continuous annular wall extending axially from the base wall coaxially with and spaced radially inwardly from the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois Prescription Products Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Konefal, Steven R. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 7097058
    Abstract: A container (10) has a lid (12) for rotation mounting thereon. A tamper evident mechanism is located for operation between the container and lid. The mechanism includes at least one projection (42) on the container and at least one corresponding flange (44) on the lid. Each flange and projection pair is arranged such that, when the lid is rotation mounted on the container, the flange moves relatively past the projection to a position such that removal of the lid by counter rotation may only occur by deforming or breaking of the flange and/or projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Pathtainer Systems International Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Craig Wellman, Victor Paul Ho
  • Patent number: 7070063
    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: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 7055708
    Abstract: A child resistant package includes a container having a finish with at least one external thread and at least one pocket in an undersurface of the thread. A closure for receipt on the finish of the container has a base wall, a skirt with an axis, at least one internal thread having at least one lug for receipt in the pocket of the container finish, and a spring disposed between the base wall and the container finish external thread. The spring yieldably biases the closure away from the finish and urges the lug into the pocket. The spring is a progressive spring that includes at least two spring rings preferably extending from the base wall at an angle to the axis of the skirt. The spring rings are radially spaced from each other and a first spring ring has a greater axial dimension or length than a second spring ring, with the first spring ring axially overlying the second spring ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois Prescription Products Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene F. Haffner, Noel T. Vander
  • Patent number: 7021477
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes a container having an end with an open mouth surrounded by a container wall having a central axis. An external ledge extends around the container wall at a position spaced from the open mouth. The ledge has an axially facing surface that adjoins a radially outwardly facing surface of the container wall, and closure securement structure on the ledge including at least one pocket. A closure includes a base wall, a peripheral skirt coupled to the base wall, at least one internal lug on the skirt for receipt in the at least one pocket on the container, and an annular wall that extends from the base wall for plug-sealing receipt within the container mouth when the skirt is received over the end of the container. At least one spring element extends from the base wall of the closure adjacent to the skirt radially inwardly and axially within the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois Prescription Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven R. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 6926161
    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: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 6851569
    Abstract: The combination of a reusable lid and a container, the lid being provided with locking tabs and the container being provided with openings designed to accept the locking tabs and to make an interlocking connection by relatively rotating the lid and container. A latch element is formed on the lid for engagement with one of a plurality of cooperating catch elements formed on the container. The engaged catch element prevents removal of the lid from the container until the latch element is depressed inwardly far enough to allow the lid to be turned to a position in which the tabs may be removed from the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Plastican, Inc.
    Inventors: Rino Conti, Mark J. Keyes
  • Publication number: 20040178165
    Abstract: A closure and container package includes a container having an open end surrounded by a cylindrical wall with an inside surface, at least one first lock element extending radially outwardly from an outer surface of the wall adjacent to the open end, and a circumferential bead extending radially inwardly from the inner surface around the mouth. The closure includes a base wall, a cylindrical skirt extending from a peripheral edge of the base wall, and at least one second lock element on the skirt. An annular wall extends axially from the base wall in a direction opposite from the skirt. The annular wall is spaced radially inwardly from the peripheral edge of the base wall, and a circumferential bead extends radially outwardly from the annular wall at a position spaced from the base wall. The closure is secured to the container in a child-resistant mode of operation with the lock element on the container releasably engaged with the lock element on the closure skirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Robert S. Konefal, Steven R. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20040173562
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes a container having an end with an open mouth surrounded by a container wall having a central axis. An external ledge extends around the container wall at a position spaced from the open mouth. The ledge has an axially facing surface that adjoins a radially outwardly facing surface of the container wall, and closure securement structure on the ledge including at least one pocket. A closure includes a base wall, a peripheral skirt coupled to the base wall, at least one internal lug on the skirt for receipt in the at least one pocket on the container, and an annular wall that extends from the base wall for plug-sealing receipt within the container mouth when the skirt is received over the end of the container. At least one spring element extends from the base wall of the closure adjacent to the skirt radially inwardly and axially within the skirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventor: Steven R. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20040007556
    Abstract: A container-closure assembly comprising a cap of cup-like form having a circumferentially expending skirt and a circumferentially extending flange depending from the top and spaced radially inwardly from the skirt and a series of radially inwardly directed circumferentially re-spaced lugs on the inner periphery of the skirt, the container having a neck portion with a discharge opening, the outer peripheral surface of the container being tapered upwardly and inwardly whereby the flexible flange engages the tapered surface when the cap is positioned over the container means defining a series of circumferentially re-spaced hook portions only on the container neck including a downwardly facing notched recess and a tapered face, said lugs position below a plain through the tip of the taper only hooks when the flexible flange lightly engages the tapered finish on the neck of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: David A. Manera, John D. Buehler
  • Patent number: 6523709
    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: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Publication number: 20020190022
    Abstract: A simple structure for a container closure system that allows for ease in closure and removal of a cap from the container is disclosed. The container closure comprises a cap having a skirt of substantially rectangular cross-section. Disposed in a central location on each of the internal surfaces of the skirt are rim-engaging members that are substantially coplanar. The container has a neck portion terminating in an outer peripheral rim surrounding an oval-shaped opening in one end of the container through which the container contents may be dispensed. Cap-engaging portions on the outer portion of the peripheral rim engage with the rim-engaging members disposed on the skirt internal surface when the cap is in a closed position over the container opening. The rim-engaging members of the present invention can be in the form of small ridges or grooves and can engage with cap-engaging portions formed by small ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: SmithKline Beecham Corporation
    Inventor: James L. Pitassi