With Identifiable, Integral, Or Separate Gasket, Seal, Or Liner Patents (Class 215/341)
  • Patent number: 10934068
    Abstract: A venting liner is connectable in fluid communication between a closure and an interior of a device for venting gas from the interior into the ambient atmosphere. The venting liner has a first fluid impervious and gas permeable outer layer, a second relatively rigid and substantially incompressible outer layer defining an open cell structure, and an inner foam layer defining an inner surface and an outer surface, a plurality of fluid-flow apertures spaced relative to each other, extending between the inner and outer surfaces, and forming substantially vertical fluid-flow paths through the inner layer. The first outer layer is in fluid communication with the interior of the device for venting gas through the interior of the first outer layer, substantially vertically through the apertures and, in turn, through the interior open cell structure of the second outer layer and into the ambient atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: DEWAL INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Edward D Walsh
  • Patent number: 10472132
    Abstract: A closing assembly for a bottle, the assembly including a cage, a closing stopper, and a ring nut. The cage includes a side wall with an inner surface including a bead and a lip spaced to form a seat for a collar of the bottle. Retaining teeth are provided for keeping a head of the closing stopper in position. An outer surface of the side wall of the cage includes an annular cavity and a side wall of the ring nut includes an inner lower projection configured to engage the annular cavity in a preassembly configuration. The cage further includes a plurality of windows. Each window includes a tongue connected to a lower edge of the window along a hinge line. The lip is formed at an upper end of each tongue and each tongue is rotatable elastically about the hinge line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Antonio Mutterle
  • Patent number: 10398523
    Abstract: Packaging sleeve for medical purposes for storing sterile objects (25, 45), consisting of at least one outer sleeve (2) that is open at one end and can be sealed with a sealing closure (10) and has an inner sleeve (12) accommodated in it with a clamping effect, wherein the inner sleeve (12) is accommodated in a clamping seating in a receiving opening (15) in the sealing closure (10) on the bottom side of the outer sleeve (2) and the clamping seat thereby formed presses the sealing ribs (7, 55, 56, 59) arranged on the outside circumference of the sealing closure (10) against the inside of the outer sleeve (2) under increased contact pressure (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Roesler IP GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Roesler, Thiemo Roesler
  • Patent number: 10350632
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a medium includes a cartridge in which a piston is movably receivable. An outlet is arranged in an outlet face of the cartridge for conveying the medium into a storage chamber of the cartridge. The piston includes a conveying side, a drive side disposed opposite the conveying side and at least one seal arranged at a side wall of the piston for providing a fluid-tight sealing between the piston and an inner cartridge wall. The cartridge includes a protrusion or a recess. The protrusion or the recess and the piston are arranged such that they can engage in such a way that, when the piston is arranged in a filling position, substantially no gas can be trapped between the outlet face, the conveying side of the piston and the seal facing the outlet face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Hayden Turner
  • Patent number: 10293987
    Abstract: A closure for a pharmaceutical vial. The closure comprises an aluminum foil with an inductively meltable adhesive, an elastic seal, and a cap. The cap has an opening through which a perforating cannula can be inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: OSARTIS GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Sattig, Stefan Deusser, Rike Anders-Wessel
  • Patent number: 10189610
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions (compounds) which can be used as seal material in vessel caps under sterilization conditions. More specifically, the invention relates to such compositions that are suitable for vessel caps or vacuum caps that can be unscrewed, such as cam screw caps and in particular Press-on/Twist-off® caps, and that demonstrate a reduced migration of undesirable substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ACTEGA DS GMBH
    Inventor: Dany Mängel
  • Patent number: 10144560
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a bottle including a cage, a closure cap, and a sealing nut. The cage includes a side wall with an inner surface including a first annular relief and a second annular relief spaced so as to form a seat for a collar of the bottle. The closure cap includes a head and a shank. The sealing nut includes a side wall. The inner surface of the side wall of the cage includes one or more retaining teeth for retaining the head of the closure cap. The retaining teeth are cantilevered and inclined with respect to the inner surface of the side wall of the cage. Opposite the retaining teeth a recess is provided within which the teeth can be retracted, so that the head of the sealing cap can be pushed towards the base of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ALTERGON SA
    Inventor: Antonio Mutterle
  • Patent number: 9708478
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer compound for a PVC-free sealing system for container closures, which is equipped with at least one oxygen-consuming compound, in which the Shore D hardness of the polymer compound is at least 20 and the polymer compound has a melt flow index (190° C., 5 kg) of at least 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ACTEGA DS GMBH
    Inventors: Waldemar Eichler, Rüdiger Wittenberg
  • Patent number: 9554557
    Abstract: A system for marking a non-human biological object and removing a sample of the biological object includes a first tag part, a second tag part, a pin connected to the first tag part by its first end and provided with a head at its second end, a sample removing stopper which, while attaching the tag parts on the biological object and removing the sample therefrom, is positioned on the head of the pin. The stopper has a cutter at its front, which cutter delimits a sample receiving cavity. The second tag part is provided with a passage for the stopper and the head of the pin. The second tag part is provided in the region of the passage of the second tag part with a sample fixating spike member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Reinhard Nehls
  • Patent number: 9440766
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing disc for a container closure used for a container having a mouth delimited by a circumferential edge. The sealing disc is composed of a plurality of layers with an edge. Before the container is opened for the first time, at least one group of layers tightly closes the mouth of said container. One of the layers is a metallic layer that can be heated by induction. The other layers are non-metallic and unable to be directly heated by induction. The group of layers can be sealed, using a sealing layer, on the circumferential edge of the mouth. One of the layers is composed of a thermally insulating material. The sealing disc has at least one grip tab. The grip tab is formed from just one or more of the layers of the layer group. The surfaces of the layers that form said grip tab project beyond the edge of the metallic, induction-heatable layer of the group for the length of the surface of the grip tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: ALFELDER KUNSTSTOFFWERKE HERM, MEYER GMBH
    Inventor: Heinz-Rudolf Wiening
  • Patent number: 9010589
    Abstract: A cap assembly having a body, a sealing membrane and a retaining ring. A spout engagement channel is positioned on the bottom surface of the body. An opening extends through the body and includes a recessed circumferential channel and a membrane engaging flange. The sealing membrane covers the opening and includes a body engaging flange and a pierceable surface. The sealing membrane is positioned upon the membrane engaging flange so that the body engaging flange and the membrane engaging flange are in overlying engagement. The retaining ring includes a tab, a sealing membrane engagement surface and an inner wall structure. The retaining ring is positioned in overlying engagement with the sealing membrane. Extension of the tab into the recessed circumferential channel releasably maintains said overlying engagement and biases the retaining ring against the membrane. The inner wall structure of the retaining ring extends radially inward beyond the membrane engaging flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Thurman, James J. Arch, David Bellmore
  • Patent number: 8950610
    Abstract: A closure 1 for closing a container comprises a closure body, which has a front wall 3, a side wall 2 and a transition portion 4 between the front wall 3 and the side wall 2. An annular projection 8, extending from the front wall 3, is provided for contact on the top side 10a of the mouth piece 10 of the container. An outer seal 9 is formed as a tongue 9 which extends from the side wall 2 and/or from the transition portion 4 towards a central axis A of the closure 1. The tongue 9 rests flexibly against the contour of the outer edge 10b and/or outside 10c of the mouth piece 10 when the closure 1 is attached to the mouth piece 10 of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Schellenbach, Philip Schellenbach, Fabian Schellenbach
  • Patent number: 8887936
    Abstract: An open top closure for use in conjunction with a liner. The closure has sidewalls and the upper portion of the closure is open, with at least one rib positioned a spaced distance above the plane of the liner. When in place on a container, the rib serves to limit the travel of the liner upward as it expands after the hot-fill of a product. The open upper portion of the closure permits any accumulated moisture to be blown off after the hot-fill is cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Phoenix Closures, Inc.
    Inventor: Len Ekkert
  • Patent number: 8881929
    Abstract: A two-part closure for use in conjunction with a liner. An upper part of the closure is substantially plate like and clips or snaps onto the lower part of the closure. The lowest part of the closure has sidewalls with interior threads or a snap-on rib, as desired. The upper portion of the lower part is open, with crossing ribs positioned a spaced distance above the sealing lip for the lower part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Phoenix Closures, Inc.
    Inventor: Len Ekkert
  • Patent number: 8870003
    Abstract: A container includes a body, a liner attached to the interior of the body, a lid dimensioned to attached to the top of the liner, and a perimeter seal attached to the lid. The lid includes a hole and the perimeter seal includes a region dimensioned to create a friction fit when disposed in the hole. Each of the body, the liner, and the lid may include a paper pulp coated with a biodegradable, organically derived, plastic resin. Methods of constructing the container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Greater Good, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Dayton, Sung K. Park
  • Publication number: 20140251943
    Abstract: A sealing structure includes a bottle and a cap sealing the opening of the bottle. The bottle includes a body, an opening formed on the body and a flange protruding from periphery of the opening. The flange has a curved shape having a lower end depressed and connected to periphery of the body to form a neck portion. The cap includes a skirt portion which surrounds the periphery of the body and has a plurality of teeth equally spaced on periphery of the skirt portion and extending longitudinally along the body and a plurality of radial protrusions protruding toward the periphery of the body between every two adjacent teeth. The teeth are pressed by a machine in a lower position thereon so that the radial protrusions abut periphery of the neck portion, and the cap abuts the flange and is conformal with and completely fitted to the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: YUAN YU CHING YEH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fu-Yuan LIN
  • Patent number: 8800554
    Abstract: A dry powder inhaler comprises at least one medicament reservoir and a closure member engaged with the reservoir so as to close an opening therein. A surface of the reservoir adjacent the opening and a surface of the closure member are in abutment, either directly or via a seal member interposed between the reservoir and the closure member. At least one abutting surface is formed with a projection that increases the contact pressure between said surfaces, thereby improving the seal between them and reducing the potential for ingress of moisture between said surfaces into the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Innovata Biomed Limited
    Inventors: James Gordon, Andrew Paul Morris, Philip Carl Parkes, Robert Andrew Rudge, Douglas Robert Saunders Bradshaw, John Philip Briant, Adrian John Streeter
  • Patent number: 8794461
    Abstract: A plastic closure includes a shell having a base wall with a skirt for securement to a container finish and a lip that extends radially inwardly from the skirt at a position adjacent to and spaced from the base wall. A liner is compression molded in situ against the base wall, and between the base wall and the lip. The lip has a plurality of circumferentially spaced passages that extend through the lip for venting air during compression molding of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph M. Major
  • Patent number: 8789540
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel structure for sealing a cosmetic container using a double-injection molded rib on the container body sealing against a deformable hard-rubber ring on the container cover. The invention will maximize product reliability by improving the sealing structure of a make-up base or cosmetic container through providing a clear, air-tight effect since the sealing structure cannot be deformed, even in the case of long-term use. The invention provides uniform, airtight adhesion without unequal distribution of coupling intensity between internal sealing components when the container cover is closed. Further, the aesthetics of the container are increased because a closure clasp is not necessary, and it is possible to eliminate the problem of dried-out product created when the container is fitted with a closure clasp or similar device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: Yong Jun Lee, Jeen Gee Kim
  • Patent number: 8727148
    Abstract: A cap is received on an associated bottle opening. The cap preferably includes an annular body and a sidewall that includes a thread member extending around at least a portion of an inner surface thereof. A closing surface extends substantially perpendicular to the sidewall and is dimensioned to cover the associated bottle opening. As disclosed, an opening in the cap closing surface has first, second, and third portions that each form distinct interconnected narrow, intermediate, and large pour opening portions. A lid is selectively received on the closing surface and includes a seal extending outwardly from a surface thereof. The seal includes similarly dimensioned first, second, and third portions that conform to and selectively seal with the first, second, and third portions of the cap opening. Another exemplary embodiment includes a tear-away panel portion that includes a tab to aid in removal of the panel portion and forming the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Creative Edge Design Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Soehnlen, Gregory M. Soehnlen
  • Patent number: 8714379
    Abstract: A closure including a shell having a base wall with an axial outer surface and an undersurface, an annular skirt around a periphery of the base wall, and circumferentially spaced securement elements extending radially inwardly from the skirt. A gasket is carried by the shell, and has a base surface in contact with the undersurface of the base wall of the shell and an oppositely disposed sealing surface. An elongated flexible member extends between the sealing surface of the gasket and the axial outer surface of the shell and around a portion of the skirt circumferentially between the securement elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Edward A. Grant
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140076840
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes a bottle, which may be used upside-down such that a neck is turned towards the ground, and a closure without any added seal gasket for closing the neck. This closure includes a cap for obturating the neck, and a skirt for attachment to the neck. The cap includes an inner sealing lip, delimiting on its outer face, a convex tight bearing surface for bearing tightly against the inner face of the neck, and a substantially flat ramp surface, which connects the tight bearing surface to a lower axial end of the lip, and which, while the lip is deformed with the remainder of the closure when an inner clip of the skirt interferes with an outer bead of the neck during placement of the closure on the neck, may interfere with a free end of the neck to guide engagement of the lip inside the neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Stéphane Graux, Richard Lamoureux, Michel Luzzato
  • Patent number: 8640898
    Abstract: A cap for a container provided with an internal seal gasket that combines a first layer in contact with the cap, which first layer provides a narrower against gases such as oxygen and carbon dioxide. A second layer in contact with the first layer, which second layer possesses mechanical sealing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sacmi-Cooperativa Meccanici Imola-Soc. Coop A.R.L.
    Inventor: Fiorenzo Parrinello
  • Patent number: 8616401
    Abstract: A closure (2) for a container for pharmaceuticals, in particular a sterile container, includes a closure body (2) that is prefabricated from a non-elastic material. The container has a crucible shape with a bottom (3) and a wall (4, 5). At least one piercable opening (8) is incorporated in the bottom (3) of the crucible-shaped closure body (2) and provided for adding or removing liquid pharmaceuticals. The piercable opening (8) is sealed by a sealing element (7). The sealing element (7) is held in a receptacle (12), which is formed by the bottom (3) and a holding element (11) protruding toward the inside in the use position of the closure (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dirk Zolcher
  • Patent number: 8540104
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving and protecting interchangeable camera lenses includes a cylindrical body shell having a rigid wall with a soft lined interior surface, a base end cap positioned at a bottom end to form a closed-end floor, and a mouth member disposed at a top end to form an opening sized to receive a camera lens. A lid cap is removably engageable in a two-stage rotational interference fit with the mouth member. In a first stage of the fit, the lid cap is translatable along the axis of the body shell, with respect to the mouth member, between a non fluid tight position and a fluid-tight position; and in a second stage, the lid cap is retained in a fluid-tight position. A kit for creating a customized ring includes a stabilizing disk of an outer dimension to frictionally engage the interior of the body shell, and a guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Luis Elenes
  • Publication number: 20130245592
    Abstract: A self-resealing septum useful in a closure assembly for a container for storing non-aqueous liquids is provided. The septum having a laminate structure including a first layer of a resilient material derived from chlorobutyl rubber and a second layer of a non-elastic polymer. The self-resealing closure assembly includes the septum and a retaining mechanism that is useful for a container assembly that contains a non-aqueous liquid comprising an organic solvent, a liquid organic compound, a water-reactive or oxygen-reactive compound, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: FISHER SCIENTIFIC COMPANY L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Mark Jasko
  • Patent number: 8485374
    Abstract: A plastic closure is disclosed which is configured for enhanced performance and reduced closure weight. Notably, the closure includes a compound, internal helical thread formation including an upper retention portion which provides desired closure hoop strength and sealing performance, and a lower guide portion which is configured for light weight while functioning to guide the closure onto an associated container during application. The closure can further include a stepped top wall portion having a relatively thick outer region, and a relatively thin central region. A tamper-evident band of the closure can be configured to include a deformable free edge portion for enhanced tamper-resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Closure Systems International, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Gevers, Pranav M. Bhatt, Navaneeth Bashyam, Thomas McCandless
  • Patent number: 8474646
    Abstract: A dispensing closure system is provided for a container that has an opening to the container interior. The preferred embodiment of the system includes a closure having a closure body for extending from the container at the container opening and a lid hingedly attached to the closure body. The closure body has a dispensing spout, and the lid includes a hollow spud for entering the spout. A spud rim can be provided on the spud, extending inwardly towards the hollow interior of the spud. A lid rim can additionally or alternatively be provided on the inside surface of the lid, positioned within the hollow interior of the spud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Danks, John Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 8474634
    Abstract: A child resistant closure having an outer cap and an inner cap each of which has a base wall on a peripheral skirt with sets of lugs on the inner surface of the outer closure member and on the outer surface of the inner closure member which are adapted to be engaged when the members are moved axially toward one another. The outer surface of the inner cap is provided with a plurality of vents to allow for increased evacuation of fluid between the inner and outer cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Mark K. Branson, Brian J. Brozell
  • Publication number: 20130161282
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling oxygen ingress in cap closures are herein disclosed. According to one embodiment, the current apparatus includes a cap and a cap liner. The cap liner includes a primary oxygen barrier layer and a first diffusive layer. A first side of the first diffusive layer is adjacent to a first side of the primary oxygen barrier layer. A second &de of the first diffusive layer contacts a lip-sealing surface of a bottle. The oxygen transmission rate of the cap liner is controlled by varying a thickness of the first diffusive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: G3 Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: G3 Enterprises, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8460771
    Abstract: Retort liners and containers including a container body such as a bottle or jar, a closure, and the retort liner, wherein the retort liners exhibit attractive properties such as low compression set under retort conditions, desirable adhesion to a polymeric closure such as a cap or lid, and beneficial oxygen barrier properties. In particular, the retort liners are thermoplastic elastomers formed from compositions including one or more styrenic block copolymers, one or more polyolefins and a softener. In a preferred embodiment, the retortable containers are all plastic packages, wherein the bottle or jar and the closure are thermoplastic compositions and the liner is a thermoplastic elastomer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Teknor Apex Company
    Inventor: Biing-Lin Lee
  • 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: 8448800
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of assembling a cap (20) of a closure device (9) with an open end (6, 7) of a housing container (5) for forming a container system (1) for body fluids, tissue parts or tissue cultures, whereby a relative rotating or pivoting movement is effected between the cap (20) and the housing container (5) about a common longitudinal axis (14). In order to generate the relative movement, a pressing force (F) is applied to at least one of the components to be assembled directed more or less in the direction of the longitudinal axis (14). The invention further relates to a cap (20) for forming the closure device (9), a housing container (5) and a container system (1) obtained as a result, comprising at least the cap (20), a sealing device (21) device retained in it and the housing container (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Greiner Bio-One GmbH
    Inventor: Franz Konrad
  • Patent number: 8448799
    Abstract: A cap assembly comprising a body, a sealing membrane and a retaining ring. An opening is provided through the body and includes a recessed circumferential channel and a membrane engaging flange positioned proximate the recessed circumferential channel. The sealing membrane covers the opening and includes a body engaging flange and a pierceable surface. The retaining ring is positioned with the sealing membrane engagement surface in overlying engagement with the sealing membrane. Extension of the tab into the recessed circumferential channel of the body releasably maintains the overlying engagement and biases the retaining ring against the membrane. The inner wall structure of the retaining ring extends radially inward beyond the membrane engaging flange of the sealing membrane, to in turn, protect the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Thurman, James J. Arch
  • Patent number: 8424706
    Abstract: A closure (1) having a shell (10) and a polymer insert (20). The polymer material of the insert (20) is selected to be sufficiently soft to provide an adequate sealing surface (21) and yet sufficiently stiff to define legs (22), which clip behind the internal curl (11) of the closure shell (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Gordon Robertson, Keith West
  • 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: 8376164
    Abstract: There is described a cap without additional seal for closing an opening of a neck of a container. The cap comprises a closing disc; a peripheral skirt sized to fit around the neck, the peripheral skirt. The cap also comprises a first annular sealing lip projecting downwardly from under the closing disc, near the opening of the neck, the first annular sealing lip being folded against the neck and toward the opening of the neck when the cap is attached onto the neck, thereby allowing neutralization of any backwash effect when the container is moved. The cap also comprise a second annular sealing lip external to the first annular sealing lip and positioned so as to be also folded against the neck, in a direction opposite to that of the first annular sealing lip when the cap is attached onto the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Gérard Perrin, Henri Pionchon
  • Patent number: 8328038
    Abstract: A plastic closure includes a shell having a base wall with a skirt for securement to a container finish and a lip that extends radially inwardly from the skirt at a position adjacent to and spaced from the base wall. A liner is compression molded in situ against the base wall, and between the base wall and the lip. The lip has a plurality of circumferentially spaced passages that extend through the lip for venting air during compression molding of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Major
  • Patent number: 8308003
    Abstract: A seal for a container for comestibles, especially potable liquids, and in particular for use for sealing polyester containers such as bottles, which is suitable for passage through a PET recycling process, comprises a metal foil layer, a foam layer and a plastics film layer as well as a heat sealable layer below the foil. The foam is selected for its density and thickness so is to confer upon the seal a high buoyancy. The adhesion a between the foam and the foil is increased compared to currently available products, in order to prevent de-lamination between the foil and the foam during the recycling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David John O'Brien, Victor Sachs, Andrew Fenwick McLean
  • Patent number: 8297458
    Abstract: A cap includes a cap main body and a gasket, and the gasket includes an inner leg, a bent part, and a flange part. A portion of the gasket connected to an inner circumferential side of the inner leg is positioned lower than a portion of the gasket connected to an outer circumferential side of the inner leg. The top plate of the gasket includes a flange part disposed between the inner leg and the bent part, and the flange part is thinner than a portion of the top plate that is contiguous with the inner circumferential side of the inner leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Nihon Yamamura Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuaki Sumimiya, Hiroshi Hamana
  • Patent number: 8281945
    Abstract: Closure system for a container including a cap and a ring adapted to engage by screwing in order to seal the opening, the cap including an upper wall from which in a downwards direction there extends an annular skirt that has a lower annular end and a radially inner surface fitted with a thread. The ring has an annular top rim, an annular collar and a thread complementary to the thread of the cap provided between the collar and the rim of the ring. The skirt of the cap includes a projecting annular member forming a barrier and adapted to be supported against the whole periphery of the collar of the ring in a substantially radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: SA des Eaux Minerales d'Evian SAEME
    Inventors: Michel Roussy, Vincent Loisel
  • Patent number: 8267274
    Abstract: A dispensing closure system is provided for a container that has an opening to the container interior. The preferred embodiment of the system includes a closure having a closure body for extending from the container at the container opening and a lid hingedly attached to the closure body. The closure body has a dispensing spout, and the lid includes a hollow spud for entering the spout. A spud rim can be provided on the spud, extending inwardly towards the hollow interior of the spud. A lid rim can additionally or alternatively be provided on the inside surface of the lid, positioned within the hollow interior of the spud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Danks, John Wisniewski
  • Publication number: 20120205339
    Abstract: A pressure-motion compensating diaphragm for air and liquid tight sealing, in combination with a cap, of a container. The diaphragm has (1) an edge engaging at least one of the cap and the container, and positioning the diaphragm horizontally in the container proximate the neck of the container and under the cap; (2) a center deflector button; and (3) a plurality of silfon tori segments extending from the edge to the center deflector button. The dimensions and geometries of the edge, center deflector button, and tori segments are predetermined to compensate uniquely for forces applied to the diaphragm and created by pressure changes inside and outside the container that occur as the container is filled with a product and processed through filling, pasteurization, or cooling steps. Also provided is an apparatus including the cap, the container, and the diaphragm for releasably storing the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sergey B. Bobrov, Mark D. Schneider, Samuel E. Evins, Kerry W. Silvers
  • Patent number: 8231032
    Abstract: A beverage release cap over a bottle cap of a plastic carbonated beverage bottle for dispensing a beverage, without losing gasses inside the bottle, when the bottle is inverted or partially inverted for pouring. The beverage release cap has three distinct functional and physical sections. A lower section engaging a bottle rim below the bottle cap and snapping over the bottle rim, thereby retaining the beverage release cap to the bottle while providing a seal and permitting a twisting rotation of the beverage release cap. A middle section gripping the bottle cap with vertical, equally spaced ribs, a space between the ribs allowing beverage to flow between the bottle cap and the beverage release cap. An upper section providing a path for the beverage to flow from the middle section. The beverage release cap may alternatively be a replacement to the standard bottle cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Samuel C. Puma
  • Patent number: 8210376
    Abstract: A child-resistant package includes a plastic container having a blow-molded neck finish with an end, at least one external thread, an arcuate part-circumferential ledge adjacent to the neck finish and a plurality of angularly spaced ratchet teeth on the ledge. A closure has at least one skirt, at least one internal thread on the skirt, at least one flexible resilient ratchet finger extending radially inwardly from the skirt at an angle to the skirt, and a seal element within the skirt for sealing engagement with the end of the container neck finish. Threading of the closure onto the container neck finish brings the ratchet finger into engagement with the ratchet teeth. The array of ratchet teeth and the seal element are such as to accommodate tolerance variations in the blow-molded neck finish while maintaining a seal and child-resistance capability at the neck finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Philip J. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8186527
    Abstract: A vacuum sealing cap for a container includes an outer cap body, an inner cap body movable toward or away from the outer cap body, a sealing gasket compressible by the outer cap body to abut sealingly against the mouth of the container when the inner cap body moves toward the outer cap body, a slide member connected to the inner cap body, and an operating member connected pivotally to the slide member and pivotable between first and second positions, where the operating member pulls upwardly and pushes downwardly the slide member to move the inner cap body upwardly toward and downwardly away from the outer cap body. The sealing gasket is pressed and is not pressed sealingly against the mouth of the container in the first and second positions, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Free-Free Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Sheng-Yu Liu
  • Publication number: 20120091093
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for the manufacture of closures, which are used for closing containers such as glass jars for food. During manufacture, it is essential that sealing compound is prevented from ingress onto the centre of the closure as such ingress could lead to possible contamination of the food. The sealing apparatus and, in particular, the sealing punch of the present invention have features which achieve this control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: CROWN PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Gerry Patrick Doyle, Peter Frank Woodward
  • Patent number: 8123058
    Abstract: A closure having a stopping mechanism whereby a stop lug is positionable between a flexed and unflexed position relative to a spring gap. The stop lug may project from a skirt of the closure top wall. The spring gap is positioned adjacent the stop lug to provide an area for the stop lug to travel when outside forces are applied to the stop lug and subsequently return back to the unflexed position. The stop lug may have a substantially vertical support rib in combination with a plurality of annularly spaced ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Brozell, Kiran M. D'Silva, C. Edward Luker, J. Nathan Marret, John D. Mitchell, Mark K. Branson, Clifton C. Willis
  • Patent number: 8101041
    Abstract: A method of attaching a gasket to a plastic surface includes providing a plastic material having a surface; applying sufficient heat to the surface to melt the surface while other portions of the plastic material remain solid; providing a liquid gasket material on the heated surface while the heated surface is melted; and allowing the liquid gasket material and the surface to cool so the gasket is welded to the plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Nestech Machine Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Foldesi, Jr.