Closure Portion Engagingly Enters Receptacle Mouth Patents (Class 215/354)
  • Patent number: 10869472
    Abstract: A culture container transporting set A1 includes: a culture container 1 having a vessel 13 made of a bottom wall 11 and a tubular side wall 12 raised from the bottom wall 11; a flexible cover 2 that covers an upper end 121 of the side wall 12; a presser member 3 that is relatively hard and placed on the cover 2; and a holder 5 that holds the culture container 1, the cover 2 and the presser member 3 integral as stacked into an assembled state, by applying pressure from top and bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi Katou, Junichi Kuwabara, Yuki Iwamoto, Hidenori Nakajima, Yoshifumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10793313
    Abstract: A container (1) and a screwable closure (2) comprising a hollow body (11) and a neck finish (10) terminated by a wide-mouth opening (100). Said neck finish comprises a neck support ring (102) and a neck portion (101) extending between the wide-mouth opening (100) and the neck support ring (102). The neck portion (101) comprises an upper portion (1010) and a reinforced lower portion (1011). The inner face (1011 b) of the reinforced lower portion (1011) is transitioning to the inner face (1010b) of the upper portion (1010) along a transition step (1011c) in such a way that said reinforced lower portion (1011) is thicker than the upper portion (1010) at least in a top part of the reinforced lower portion (1011). The neck support ring (102) is below the removable closure (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Plastipak BAWT S.á.r.l.
    Inventors: Sam Van Dijck, Steve Windelinckx, Natalia Matthieu, Alain Dessaint, Jan Deckers
  • Patent number: 10637025
    Abstract: A battery vent cap includes a cylindrical body having an upper portion and a lower portion. A pair of diametrically opposed, radially outwardly extending bayonet tabs is formed on the lower portion. The bayonet tabs permit an installation of the vent cap into a vent port of a battery cover without rotational movement thereof and a removal of the vent cap from the vent port with less than about 180 degrees rotational movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Michael A. Doyle
  • Patent number: 10398888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catheter connector assembly having an insert for use during packaging, shipping, and handling of a catheter connector. The assembly includes a catheter connector having a body with a first half axially aligned with a second half. The first half is rotatable relative to the second half between an open position and a closed position. The first half defines a distal end of the body and the second half defines a proximal end of the body. A proximal end port is configured with the proximal end of the second half for mating communication with a fluid delivery device. The insert is configured with the body when the body is in the open position such that the insert maintains the catheter connector in the open position during packaging, shipping, and handling of the catheter connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Saeed Khalaj
  • Patent number: 9784397
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided for an access system for a passage defined in a component. The passage is surrounded by a flange, and the access system comprises a plug adapted to be coupled to the flange of the component to seal the passage. The plug includes a sidewall and an overhang coupled to the sidewall. The overhang is configured to substantially surround at least a portion of the flange and the plug is movable between a first, unsealed position and a second, sealed position upon the application of a force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Patrick S. Mulloy
  • Patent number: 9751677
    Abstract: A plug for a pouch assembly, where the plug includes a top wall, an inner axial skirt and an outer axial skirt. The inner axial skirt depends from the top wall in a direction opposite the top wall. The inner axial skirt includes an inner surface, an outer surface, an upper end and a lower end. The outer axial skirt includes an inner surface and an outer surface, an upper end proximate the top wall and a lower end spaced apart therefrom. A seal bead is positioned on the inner surface of the outer axial skirt spaced apart from the upper end. The seal bead extends inwardly toward the inner axial skirt. The plug is attachable to the spout of the pouch. The seal bead is structurally configured to hermetically seal against the spout, while precluding sealed engagement between the inner axial skirt and the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: Jeroen Pieter Fiere, Chad Mueller, Christopher Murray, David Bellmore
  • Patent number: 9428720
    Abstract: A number of variations may include a growler, which may include a cap that may include an a sealing means such as an o-ring, and a container defining a cavity and having a neck portion constructed and arranged to mechanically engage and sealing close the cavity when the cap is connected to the container. A method may include providing a growler, filling the growler with a fermentable liquid, sealing the growler, and fermenting the liquid within the sealed growler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Deep Wood Brew Products, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Lehman
  • Patent number: 9371165
    Abstract: A child resistant dispensing closure for dispensing a product from a container has a cap base and a cap that can be secured to a container. The cap base has a locking tab that engages a locking lug on a container, to prevent removal of the cap base from the container. To seal a pour spout on the cap base, a cap is removably secured to the cap base. A child resistant mechanism prevents accidental removal of the cap from the cap base. The child resistant mechanism may include a child resistant stop tab on the cap that selectively engages a child resistant stop lug located on either the container or the cap base. Alternatively, the child resistant mechanism may include a latch hook on the cap base that selectively engages a stepped locking shoulder on the cap skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventors: Patrick J. Brannon, Clifford W. Skillin
  • Patent number: 8991634
    Abstract: A seal ring for sealing a container. A seal ring has a base and a longitudinal axis extending therethrough, a radially outer portion, and an inner seal. The radially outer portion has a locking band that is configured to lock beneath an external engagement element of a container so as to secure the seal ring thereto. The inner seal is configured to be biased into sealing engagement with an inner finish surface of the container. The seal ring may be part of a package that also includes a container having a finish that comprises a sealing lip, an external engagement element, and an inner surface, and a foil sealingly and removably coupled to the base of the seal ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Grant, Brian J. Chisholm
  • Publication number: 20150069008
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure cap (1) having a flange for connecting to a flange (2) of an infusion solution container, wherein the cap (1) has at least one integrated stopper (3a, 3b) in order for liquids to be removed from, or introduced into, the container and for re-sealing purposes once liquid has been removed or introduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Joachim Beine
  • Publication number: 20140183155
    Abstract: A carbonation beverage cap which has a generally cylindrical shaped bottle adapter having a top middle portion and a raised perimeter aperture disposed on the top middle portion of the bottle adapter. A threaded adapter is coupled to a top portion of the bottle adapter, the threaded adapter having a top centered aperture disposed on a top middle portion of the threaded adapter. A bottom nipple is disposed on a bottom portion of the carbonation beverage cap that a gas hose or a carbonation stone can be coupled to to disperse carbon dioxide gas or other carbonation into a first beverage contained in a beverage bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Patrick Walker
  • Publication number: 20140097150
    Abstract: A stopper device includes a base adapted to be fastened to a neck of a container, and a cap movable relative to the base between closed and open positions. A strand in an unaltered configuration extends along a periphery of the cap. First and second longitudinal ends of the strand are connected to the cap frangibly and non-frangibly, respectively. A hook protrudes toward an outside of the base, and when the strand is in the unaltered configuration, the hook retains a running portion of the strand, blocking movement of the cap from the closed to the open position. The first end of the strand includes a tab for detaching the first end by breaking the frangible connection and moving the running portion toward an outside of the cap until the cap may freely move from the closed to the open position without the running portion being retained by the hook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Grégory Antier, Michel Luzzato
  • Patent number: 8631966
    Abstract: The specimen container comprises a cap, a body and a connector. The cap has an inner surface defining a hollow. The body includes a vial having a rim and an opening bounded by the rim. The connector couples the cap and body in a manner which permits cap movement between a fully-seated position on the vial, to form a sealed specimen container; and a position apart from the opening, to permit ingress to the vial. The connector can be adapted such that, in use, when the cap is disposed at the position apart from the opening, and in the absence of external forces, the connector holds the cap at the position apart from the opening. Snap-fit intermediate positions of the cap can be provided between the position apart from the opening and the fully-seated position and the cap can be adapted to reduce evaporative losses when intermediately positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Starplex Scientific Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Pirner
  • Patent number: 8608002
    Abstract: A closure for sealing a container comprising a cap having an outer cap surface and an inner cap surface, wherein said cap is capable of being removably attached to the container, and a wall having a first wall edge, a second wall edge, an outer wall surface and an inner wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Frederique Hennebelle
  • Patent number: 8573424
    Abstract: A container, particularly a beverage bottle, can be closed in a bottle opening of a bottle body with a closure made of a plastic material or glass. A fixing element is detachable fastened to the bottle body and holds the closure in the bottle opening. Such a bottle closure solves the problems involving, in particular, wine bottles and which arise when otherwise common bottle cork stoppers are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Alcoa Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Dieter Dubs, Jürgen Soldan, Karl Matheis
  • Patent number: 8550270
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure device for a container, comprising a base element that can be attached to an opening of the container, and a lid, such as a cover, that can be disposed back and forth between a completely closed, and a completely open, position, wherein the closure device is configured such that the lid has at least one defined intermediate position between the completely closed and the completely open positions, and wherein the closure device has at least one degassing channel, which is sealed off in the completely closed position of the lid and enables pressure compensation between a side of the closure device facing the interior of the container and the surrounding area in the intermediate position of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Aptar Freyung GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard F. K. Jäckel
  • Patent number: 8448797
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bottle, which contains two kinds of materials separately in two spaces in a bottle body and communicates the separated spaces with each other as necessary so that the two materials can be mixed together. This bottle has a bottle body having a mouth; an additive storage container including an insertion part inserted into the mouth, an exposed part exposed outside the mouth; an additive storage container including an insertion part inserted into the mouth, an exposed part exposed outside the mouth and an additive storage space defined therein; an opening unit tightened to the mouth; and separation means for separating the additive storage container from the bottle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Young-Kook Cho
  • Patent number: 8443993
    Abstract: The present invention is a bottle cap assembly comprising an anchor for attachment to a bottle and a cap portion removably attached to the anchor. The anchor has a first connector, and the cap portion has a second connector. The second connector removably engages the first connector, when the cap portion detaches from the anchor, and extends around the circumference of the cap portion, so that the cap portion can be attached to the first connector in any orientation. The first connector can also be mounted on a tab extending down from the anchor. The first and second connectors can be male and female connectors, respectively. Alternatively, the first and second connectors can be compatible magnets. A retaining member can also be used to permanently attach the cap portion and anchor member to reduce the risk of loss when the first and second connectors are being engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Michael C. Desselle
  • Patent number: 8443994
    Abstract: The present invention is a bottle cap assembly including an anchor, a cap portion, and a retaining device. The anchor attaches to a bottle and has a threaded neck and a ridge extending outward from the threaded neck. The cap portion removably attaches to the anchor and the bottle. The cap portion has a retaining sleeve along an entire circumference of the cap portion. The retaining device keeps the cap portion connected to the anchor, so that the cap portion is not lost. The retaining device includes a rod element housed in the retaining sleeve, and the rim of the retaining sleeve prevents detachment of the rod element from the retaining sleeve. The rod element extends between the anchor and cap portion, while only the anchor remains attached to the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Michael C. Desselle
  • Patent number: 8376175
    Abstract: A storage cap for use with a container includes a first structure having a first wall at least partially defining an inner storage chamber operable for storing a first substance and defining a first annular opening having a first annular convex surface facing toward the storage chamber. The storage cap includes a second structure coupled to the first structure and has a plunger element located within the storage chamber having a domed-end with a convex surface facing to the annular opening and a radius greater than one-half of the diameter of the first opening. The second structure is moveable to make and break contact with the annular opening. When the domed end is in contact with the first annular convex surface, a seal is formed between two convex surfaces along an annular path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Global Harvest Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcos Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8376958
    Abstract: A cap for a container is described that is configured to retain a gynecological sample collected with a sampling device. The cap includes a peripheral wall extending between a base and a flange opposite the base, and a diaphragm extending from the base of the peripheral wall. The flange projects beyond the peripheral wall and is configured to seat against a rim of the container. The diaphragm defines a first open area communicating with a second open area that is smaller than the first open area and includes a boundary spaced from the peripheral wall that is configured to detach the distally located sampler from the sampling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Larkin
  • Patent number: 8356722
    Abstract: A container, particularly a beverage bottle, can be closed in a bottle opening of a bottle body with a closure made of a plastic material or glass. A fixing element is detachable fastened to the bottle body and holds the closure in the bottle opening. Such a bottle closure solves the problems involving, in particular, wine bottles and which arise when otherwise common bottle cork stoppers are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Alcoa Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Dieter Dubs, Jurgen Soldan, Karl Matheis
  • Patent number: 8328036
    Abstract: There is provided a double rib overcap with a plug for a container with a removable membrane. The skirt of the overcap includes two inside surfaces axially separated a rib. The container opening is encircled by a rim and the membrane covers the opening such that the membrane extends radially onto an outer surface of the rim. The two inside surfaces of the skirt are dimensionally sized to create an interference-fit with the rim when the overcap is connected to the container when the membrane is either attached or removed. The overcap also includes a circumferential ring radially inward of the skirt that is axially positioned to engage the top surface of the membrane when the membrane is attached to the container and is diametrically dimensioned to engage an inner wall of the container when the membrane is removed from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Stevens
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8177084
    Abstract: A pressure-responsive container assembly and elastically-deformable penetrable cap is provided. Embodiments of the penetrable cap of the present invention include, but are not limited to: an annular sealing portion for engaging an inner surface of a container, a substantially rigid portion extending radially inward from the annular sealing portion; a flexible transition portion extending radially inward from the substantially rigid portion; and a penetrable portion extending radially inward from the transition portion for closing the opening defined by the container. Thus, embodiments of the present invention may thus allow the penetrable portion to elastically deform about the transition portion to a generally convex shape so as to exert a radially outward force that may be transmitted by the substantially rigid portion to the annular sealing portion so as to reinforce a fluid-tight seal between the annular sealing portion and the inner surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: TriPath Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Fox, Charles Leo Carrico, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110127232
    Abstract: A cap having an integrated spout includes an overcap with an insert for providing a seal for the spout. In various versions, the spout or insert include ribs or other features to provide a watertight seal between the spout and insert. The spout is preferably formed from a resilient material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: AMPHIPOD, INC.
    Inventors: Keith S. Willows, June A. Angus, Antonio Del Rosario
  • Patent number: 7905820
    Abstract: The invention concerns a closure for sealing of an orifice of a neck of a container. The closure comprises a top portion, an outer skirt and a sealing means. The sealing means comprises an outer sealing means suitable to be engaged with an outer free peripheral surface of neck. The outer sealing means comprises an annular base radially distanced to said outer skirt and at least one annular sealing ring protruding radially inwardly over said base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Creanova Universal Closure Ltd.
    Inventor: Rodney Druitt
  • Patent number: 7886923
    Abstract: A container stopper, and a manufacturing method therefor, capable of reliably preventing adverse influences of various smells entering from outside the container and absorption and adsorption of the flavor of the contents, as well as preventing adverse influences of a core such as cork. The container stopper comprising a core formed of an elastic material and having a liquid-contact surface and an outer peripheral surface continuous with the liquid-contact surface coated with a skin made of a synthetic resin, and the manufacturing method therefor. In the container stopper, the skin is made of a polyester resin or a synthetic resin having a polyester resin as a main component thereof, and the skin is bonded to the liquid-contact surface and the outer peripheral surface of the core through a bonding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignees: Suntory Holdings Limited, Uchiyama Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: Takiko Nakada, Toshihiro Ueda, Hirofumi Fujiwara, Katsuya Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 7753240
    Abstract: A closure for a liquid container includes a spout and a loop member extending upwardly from an end wall of the closure. The loop may be sized to receive a user's finger or attachment hardware such as a clip, hook or strap extending through the loop. A flip cap is supported for rotational movement on the loop and is movable between a closed position in which the spout is covered and an open position in which the spout is exposed. The flip cap includes a plug seal that is configured to engage and seal with a top edge of the spout when the cap is moved to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Nalge Nunc International Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Leoncavallo, John D. DeLorme
  • Patent number: 7743952
    Abstract: The present invention is a container closure for a bottle or other similar container having a neck. The closure includes a top ring, a downwardly depending skirt, and a hollow generally cylindrical downwardly depending plug seal. The plug seal having a varied thickness with a relatively thick proximal end and tapers to a relatively thinner midpoint. The plug seal further extends at a substantially constant thickness to a distal end. The plug seal includes an upper annular bead and a lower annular bead on the outer surface thereof. The lower bead is slightly larger than the upper bead. The upper bead is located coincident with or near the midpoint of the plug seal and the lower bead is located at or near the distal end of the plug seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Stull Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Auer, Gene Stull, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20100133227
    Abstract: A removable cap assembly has a cap with a curved side wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, a top portion extending from the curved side wall, a boss extending perpendicularly from the top portion, with the boss having a bottom and a top. A first circumferential rib extends perpendicularly from the top of the boss, with the boss and rib defining an opening in the cap. A stopper is dimensioned to seal the opening having a shape complementary to the boss and a hole therein configured to allow a fluid to flow therethrough. The stopper is maintained in the cap by the shape of the boss and includes a disc shaped base, a cylindrical wall portion extending from the base, a first groove in the base surrounding the wall portion, the first groove dimensioned to receive the bottom of the boss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Richard P. Ver Hage
  • Patent number: 7726498
    Abstract: It is the object of the present invention to provide a sealed container which comprises a container comprising a thermoplastic resin and a stopper which is hardly slackening even when used in combination with the container, and a vacuum specimen-sampling container comprising the sealed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Anraku, Masahiro Nakaizumi, Mitsuru Naruta
  • Publication number: 20100122966
    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: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventor: Hung Kuan Wu
  • Patent number: 7717281
    Abstract: A closure cap may include a base portion and a lid. The base portion may include a dispenser orifice. The lid may include a sealing stud arranged to be engaged in the dispenser orifice when the lid is closed. The sealing stud may comprise at least one portion in relief arranged to snap-fasten in the base portion. The sealing stud may also include an elastically deformable zone of increased deformability, in which at least part of the portion in relief may be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Gilles Baudin
  • Patent number: 7712618
    Abstract: A cap intended to be mounted on a container includes a base, a lid with a stopper, structure articulating the lid with respect to the base, with a hinge, a structure for locking the lid on the base, and structure for unlocking the locking structure. The lid is arranged to resist any relative movement between the lid and the base and to store mechanical energy by plastic deformation of at least one of the lid and the base and the unlocking structure is arranged in the form of a detent allowing the stored mechanical energy to be released in order to propel the lid to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: The Zebra Company
    Inventors: Bertrand Barre, Xavier Gibert, Francis Lepage
  • Publication number: 20090134116
    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: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Michel Roussy, Vincent Loisel
  • Patent number: 7497346
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure system for containers comprising a threaded plug (1) and the neck (3) of the container (2) or the similar embodied in the form of an pouring aperture (5), the threaded plug being screwed on the neck in such a way that said pouring aperture is closed. The inventive closure system for containers is characterised in that it is embodied in the form a single-use closure system which comprises an extensible flange (15) arranged at the level of the threaded plug in the back clamping area of the flange (7) of the neck (3) embodied for this purpose. The external radial size of said extensible flange is greater than the radial dimension of a hole defining the back clamping area of the flange. The extensible flange can, for example be engaged in the pouring aperture (5) of the neck (3), and the back clamping zone (7) can be provided in a pouring passage (4) in a neck part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Gerogemenshen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Martin Albers
  • Publication number: 20090039052
    Abstract: The components used in this invention has never been utilized in this special type of arrangement ever before. Plastic caps are basically used in other applications such as for sealing water pipes and bottles such as sodas, vitamin bottles and so on, but always on the outside of the bottle, but never in the inside of the bottle, in combination with a wine cork in order to protect the wine from contacting any potential contaminants inside the cork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: Antonio Martin Galvez-Ramos
  • Publication number: 20090032488
    Abstract: A closure includes a plastic shell having a base wall and a skirt with at least one internal thread segment for threaded engagement with at least one external thread segment on a container neck finish. A stopper, preferably of natural or synthetic cork, is secured to the base wall within the skirt and has an outer surface for sliding fit within the inside diameter of the container neck finish. An annular seal is disposed on the base wall surrounding the stopper within the skirt for sealing engagement with an end surface of the container neck finish. The closure can readily be removed from the container neck finish by unthreading the closure shell and pulling the plug from the container neck finish. The sliding fit between the external surface of the stopper and the inside diameter of the neck finish is sufficiently tight to provide a popping sound as the closure is removed from the neck finish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: David C. Beckmann, Raj Krishna
  • Publication number: 20080272086
    Abstract: Composite stopper cap includes: a) a metal cap having a crimp region and a means of easy initial opening, b) a plastics insert joined to a top part of the metal cap, the insert having a sealing head and an internally threaded skirt, and c) at least one first outer component assembled to the metal cap, the first outer component having at least one peripheral hand grip part. The cap is also includes a second outer component assembled to a metal connecting skirt in such a way as to cover and conceal the lower part of the metal cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Jacques Granger, Jean-Marie Bourreau
  • Patent number: 7387218
    Abstract: The invention includes a method of using a cap containing an internal thread form matching an external thread form on a flexible throat for a collapsible tube enclosing at least one contained product. Twisting the cap engages the internal thread form and the external thread form. These collectively urge the cap and the flexible throat to seal the contained product into the collapsible tube. Deforming the flexible throat through squeezing the collapsible tube dispenses essentially all the product. The collapsible tube may preferably include an external thread form on a flexible throat coupled to a flexible shoulder. The external thread form mates to a cap with an internal thread form urging the flexible throat to seal against the cap when the cap is twisted onto the flexible throat. The flexible throat and flexible shoulder flatten to dispense essentially all of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Inventors: Susan Pottish, Howard Mullin, Scott Anderson, Morris Pottish
  • Patent number: 7314146
    Abstract: There is described a neck structure in combination with a closure. The neck structure defines a neck opening with a cylindrical sealing surface surrounding the neck opening and an external neck surface. The closure comprises a cap formed of resilient material having a top and a downwardly extending skirt portion depending from the top. An annular plug depends from an underside of the top and one or more ribs are formed on an internal surface of the downwardly extending skirt portion. The annular plug and the one or more ribs are arranged concentrically and are dimensioned such that, upon application of the cap to the neck structure, the annular plug projects into the neck opening and engages the cylindrical sealing surface. At the same time the one or more ribs engage the external neck surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Portola Packaging Limited
    Inventor: Gerry Mavin
  • Patent number: 7228979
    Abstract: A closure is provided with a thread configuration adapted for snap-on or screw-on application to a container neck finish. The closure is optionally provided with at least one member attached to the tamper-indicating ring which cooperates with the arcuate projection to assist in breaking said tamper indicating ring during removal of the closure from the container neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: International Plastics and Equipment Corp.
    Inventor: Charles J. Long, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7214177
    Abstract: A culture/centrifugal tube includes a tube and a cap. The cap has a disk portion and an annular portion that define an annular groove therebetween. The annular groove opens at a position level with the surface of the disk portion. The open end of the tube extends into the annular groove, with the open end of the vessel in abutment against the surface of the disk portion when the cap is fully engaged on the tube. An angle rotor that is used in a centrifuge is formed with an accommodation hole that receives the culture/centrifugal tube. The accommodation hole including a smaller-diameter tube accommodating portion that accommodates the tube and a larger-diameter cap accommodating portion that accommodates the cap. The cap accommodating portion includes a region that entirely encompasses a corresponding portion of the outer periphery of the annular portion of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaharu Aizawa, Masataka Morita
  • Patent number: 7041261
    Abstract: Sanitizing sponge disinfectant container bowls are disclosed, which are deep enough to hold cleaning sponges completely submerged in a disinfectant fluid. These containers are equipped with lids having downward projecting shafts or rotatable screw bolts which fit into the container bowl and press down on a sponge being sanitized. The lids are of sufficient weight to hold the sponges submerged in the disinfectant fluid. The container bowls are also provided with open ribbed rates against which or between which the sponges are held to facilitate the greater exposure of the surfaces of the sponges to the disinfectant fluid for improved cleansing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventor: Brian E. Margolis
  • Patent number: 7028858
    Abstract: A closure for a container for holding contents therein generally comprises a surface for gripping the closure in order to twist it in either direction to open it. The closure has downwardly projecting teeth on its underside; the container has upwardly projecting teeth, which mate with the downwardly projecting teeth of the closure. An outer ring on the closure circumscribes and holds in place the upper lip of the container in the closed position. Twisting of the closure in either direction causes the closure to be released from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Stull Technologies,
    Inventors: Robert T. Auer, Jameson P. Stull, Gene Stull
  • Patent number: 6981603
    Abstract: A package, especially for granular, powdered or fluid product, includes a container with a spout extending upward and inward from a threaded neck and then flaring outward to terminate in a circular rim forming a wide mouth container opening. A closure as an end wall coextensive with the container rim in a skirt curving downward and outward with threads formed on an inner surface at a cylindrical lower end. Sealing elements include an annular sealing flange extending downward and inward from the end wall and having an outer sealing surface which seals against the inner surface of the flared portion of the container. An upper portion of the inner surface of the skirt formed by an annular rib extends downwardly and outwardly from the end wall to form an upwardly converging gap into which the flared portion is wedged as the closure is applied to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Inventors: Gary L. Mengeu, Robert Speelman
  • Patent number: 6981601
    Abstract: A snap-on plastic closure for a container includes a top wall portion, an annular skirt portion depending from the top wall portion, and a removal tab projecting forwardly from the skirt portion for manipulation of the closure during removal. A sealing plug depends from the inside surface of the top wall portion for disposition generally within the mouth of an associated container. The skirt portion of the closure includes a deformable region positioned beneath the removal tab so that during closure removal, the deformable region is permanently stretched and deformed for tamper-indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Alcoa Closure Systems International
    Inventors: Richard Laveault, Coy Hearld, Stephen McBride
  • Publication number: 20040251228
    Abstract: A closure is provided with a thread configuration adapted for snap-on or screw-on application to a container neck finish. The closure is optionally provided with at least one member attached to the tamper-indicating ring which cooperates with the arcuate projection to assist in breaking said tamper indicating ring during removal of the closure from the container neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventor: Charles J. Long
  • Patent number: 6817479
    Abstract: A closure (2A) overlies a liner (6) which seals a container mount defined by a peripheral edge (12) of the container. The liner (6) includes a sealing flange (31) having an upstanding outermost terminal rim (40) of resilient material which is folded inwardly during closing movement of the closure shell (2A) toward the sealing flange (31) to form an unflattened fold constituting a biasing means for biasing the periphery of the sealing flange (31) against the peripheral edge (12) of the container mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Crown Cork & Seal Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Ferry, Peter Douglas Kerr, David Senior