Content Indicating Patents (Class 215/365)
  • Patent number: 10793309
    Abstract: A tag applicator, and a method, for applying a tag, having an elastic loop, to a product. The tag applicator includes a linear actuator, and a pair of tag arms, one end of each being pivotably connected to the linear actuator. The two arms are biased toward each other, such as by a spring. A separator is positioned between the tag arms, so as to force the tag arms to separate as the linear actuator extends. A finger or tag hook is connected at the end of each tag arm, configured and positioned to connect to or insert into the elastic loop, and to extend the elastic loop as the tag arms are separated. With the tag loop held open, the product moves into the loop, and the tag is thereby applied to the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Northfield Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Kuehl, Rob W. Lindquist, Michael G. Boehm
  • Patent number: 9944010
    Abstract: An invention including a bottle container of a pinch-grip type of synthetic resin blow-molded product and which includes a body of a bottle container, and a grip including a pair of right and left deep-recessed grip portions, formed by concaving both side wall portions of the body of the bottle container, a rear wall portion of the body disposed at a position rearward from the deep-recessed grip portions in a front-back direction, wherein each grip portion includes a caved in recessed wall, vertical side walls positioned facing each other across the wall, and lateral walls disposed at upper and lower ends of the wall, so that surrounding walls as a whole is formed by vertical walls and lateral walls that surround the recessed wall, and wherein the vertical side walls have an angle of gradient which is set at a right angle relative to a transverse center line extending horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsuo, Teturou Usami, Daisuke Uesugi
  • Patent number: 9896239
    Abstract: An injection molded test-tube-shaped preform, which is subjected to biaxial stretch blow molding, includes a circumferential wall including a longitudinal strip-shaped portion that is made of a transparent or a semi-transparent B resin and that is formed in a longitudinal strip shape penetrating the circumferential wall in a circumferentially predetermined position in the circumferential wall over a predetermined height range. A remaining portion of the circumferential wall excluding the longitudinal strip-shaped portion is made of an A resin that is obtained by coloring a synthetic resin. A portion of the B resin constituting the longitudinal strip-shaped portion flows around an opposite side to the circumferentially predetermined position in which the longitudinal strip-shaped portion is formed, to be laminated in the vicinity of a portion of the circumferential wall made of the A resin that is close to an inner circumferential surface of the circumferential wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Soyama, Yusuke Ishii
  • Patent number: 9474861
    Abstract: The body of a portable drug delivery device, especially an injection pen, is provided on its outer surface with a recess, in which directly accessible information is displayed. The information is protected against damages during everyday use by the recessed location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Harms, Steffen Raab, Uwe Dasbach, Udo Stauder
  • Patent number: 9371158
    Abstract: A laundry product that is a container and a liquid laundry composition contained in the container. The primary label face has text that is substantially upright when the container is resting on the closed end of the container. The secondary label face has text that is substantially up-side-down when the container is resting on the closed end of the container. The secondary label face has a window through which the liquid laundry composition within the container can be observed from outside the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Signe Christina Larson
  • Patent number: 9168534
    Abstract: A vessel including an identification region may be placed in a holder. Through interaction of a positioning feature on the vessel and an orientation feature on the holder, the vessel can be placed into an alignment orientation, e.g., such that the identification region may be reliably read by a reader. The identification region may provides information related to the sample, such as vessel identity, sample volume, processes to be performed on the sample, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: PROTEDYNE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Massaro
  • Publication number: 20150144586
    Abstract: A packaging system includes a container having a closed end an open end, a longitudinal axis running through the closed end and the open end, and an outer surface. A closure assembly fitted to the open end of the container has an access port. The system also includes a detachable cap disposed over the access port, and a label disposed about the container, characterized in that the label has a first region angled relative to the longitudinal axis, which first region consists essentially of a name of an injectable drug product, and a second region angled relative to the longitudinal axis, which second region consists essentially of a concentration of the injectable drug product, whereby the said first and second regions are angled such as to lie in planes that make non-zero as well as non-right angles with the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Kimberly A. McClain, Michael Baklycki, Thomas D. McDevitt
  • Publication number: 20150129535
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a venting baby bottle that includes an outer container, and an inner container, adapted to fit within the outer container, wherein the inner container has a base, a neck, and a vent tube projecting upwardly into the inner container. The baby bottle of the present invention also includes a gasket having a gasket base adapted to fit the neck of the inner container, one or more gasket channels, and a gasket lip. A reservoir is defined between the wall of the outer container, the gasket lip, and the gasket base. The venting baby bottle of the present invention has an air passage, when inverted and filled with liquid, from a point outside the baby bottle to a point inside the inner container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph A. Morrone, III
  • Publication number: 20150069009
    Abstract: A pacifier food/liquid/medicine/vitamin delivery system for toddlers and infants. The system delivers contents on the go thus eliminating the need for carrying utensils and other content containers. The pacifier in front will deliver food/liquid/medicine/vitamins in mouth and a pouch attached in the back will carry the contents. When the pre-packaged content pouch/container is attached at the end of the pacifier by twisting or snapping, the penetrating edges break the seal thus allow the flow of contents in the pacifier and into the mouth. The pacifier portion comprises of elongated pieces in the bottom to apply pressure to puncture protective seal from the content pouch/container to allow contents to move in the pacifier portion. It also has a seal and a hole to relieve air to prevent colic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Asif M. Sheikh, Ambreen S. Qureshi
  • Publication number: 20150000818
    Abstract: A bottle or jar identification device comprising a multi-layer token that produces a permanent image when pressure is applied to a writing surface. The token may be affixed to the cap or cover or to the bottle or jar itself. The token can comprise a magic slate, ink meant to fail, lottery type rub-off material, microencapsulated ink, or any other material that produces an image when pressure is applied using a stylus, a fingernail, or any other sharp instrument. The token may also have an adhesive layer. The token having an adhesive layer may be applied to any surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Glenn Gorab
  • Publication number: 20140332494
    Abstract: The current disclosure is directed to a container with a dispensing schedule. In one implementation, the container with a dispensing schedule comprises a bottle with a threaded neck and a complementarily threaded cap having a cylindrical rim and an internal schedule display. An indication on or within the internal schedule display is displayed through an aperture in the cap rim. Features included in the cap and schedule display interoperate to ensure that the displayed indication is advanced when the cap is removed from, and subsequently threaded onto, the bottle container. The displayed indication is relatively large and clear, to facilitate viewing by vision-impaired users, and the indication-advancement mechanism is robust and reliable. In addition, the cap and internal schedule display include features that allow the displayed indication to be set to a particular indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: RedCap, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred Richard Balakier, Daniel Albert Gosselin
  • Patent number: 8875425
    Abstract: A container comprising a substantially rigid body formed at least partially of transparent material and having a neck defining an opening providing access to the container cavity, and a bag positioned in the interior of the body. The bag being formed of thermoplastic material and having a neck from which there radially extends a flange which rests on a free edge of the neck of the body and defines a hole for providing access to the cavity of the bag and for sealedly housing the body of a hermetic pump operable manually to withdraw the fluid substance from the bag and feed it to the outside through its dispensing stem. The bag being formed by hot blow moulding of a preform positioned directly within the container. A decorative and/or informative sheet detached from the opening being interposed between said container and said bag, and being visible from the outside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Lumson S.p.A.
    Inventor: Matteo Moretti
  • Publication number: 20140319095
    Abstract: The dispensing cap/cup (26) has a sidewall (100) and a transverse web (102) spanning the sidewall to create a cup structure. The sidewall has an interior surface and an exterior surface. The sidewall has a plurality of fill level indicia (140, 142) along the interior surface. The fill level indicia comprise a raised boundary (150) and texturing (152) within the boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC.
    Inventors: H Stephen Quinn, Albert H. Lund
  • Patent number: 8863969
    Abstract: Feeding bottle (10) comprising a neck to which a teat (14) is attached, characterized in that it comprises at least two visual marks (20, 22) located on one and the same circumference near the neck or near the teat and separated from one another about the axis of the feeding bottle, one of these marks (20) defining an angular position of the feeding bottle (10) about its axis for which the other mark (22) indicates a point through which the free surface (24) of the liquid contained in the feeding bottle needs to pass in order for the hydrostatic pressure of the liquid at an outlet orifice (16) of the teat (14) to be substantially zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Chantal Lau
  • Publication number: 20140291279
    Abstract: Improvements in a pill bottle time indicator lid is presented. The pill bottle time indicator lid allows a user or care giver to set an indicator for the next time medication should be taken. When a user takes the medication they can simply reset the next time that the medication can be taken. Typically medications are taken at fixed time intervals. The interval can be as small as 30 minute increments to allow a user who takes medications outside of hour indicators or sleeps past an hour indicator to adjust the time in smaller time increments than an hour. A user can remove the provided lid and replace the standard lid with the time indicator lid. The time indicating lid can include security locks to prevent removal by children, but can also be made simple to remove by an elderly patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Suzanne Robertos, Fahed Elabdallah
  • Publication number: 20140291278
    Abstract: A method for the production of a single-dose-type marked vial (10) intended, in particular, to receive a product (22) for pharmaceutical or cosmetic uses includes the following steps: production of a vial (10) including a cavity that is intended to receive the product (22); filling of the vial with the product (22) and sealing thereof, separate production of a cover (30), and marking (40) of the cover (30). The associated production chain and the resulting vial are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: UITHER DEVELOPPEMENT
    Inventor: Marie-Aude Gudin De Vallerin
  • Publication number: 20140251944
    Abstract: The inventive device object of the present application is an ergonomically shaped bottle, which is designed to limit the possibility of taking larger than the infant's stomach size along or physiologic with the formula or any other infant nutritious liquid, If parents follow the happy baby bottle mathematically designed feeding scale on the side of the bottle, the baby will receive the appropriate amount of formula per feeding every 3 to 3½ hours apart so they will not suffer the various maladies caused by overfeeding. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject mater of the technical disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: NELSON JESUS SPINETTI
  • Publication number: 20140252032
    Abstract: The invention provides for a container that may include a liquid-holding vessel and a skeleton shell supporting the liquid holding vessel. The liquid-holding vessel may comprise a flexible polymer or plastic material for preventing contact between a liquid stored in or dispensed from the container and the skeleton. The liquid-holding vessel and the closure may be formed from a minimal amount of polymer or plastic. The invention also provides for a connection of a liquid-holding vessel with a fitment to the skeleton shell using ultrasonic means. Further, a skeleton shell with mating features allowing the skeleton shell to be formed with smooth edges is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Eco.logic Brands Inc.
    Inventors: Julie Corbett, Romeo Graham, Robert Watters, Michael Sirois
  • Publication number: 20140209557
    Abstract: An apparatus for voice messaging medicant container includes a bottle enclosure, a cap, and an audio messaging system. The bottle enclosure and the cap house a medicant spray container within as the cap can be rotatably positioned in between an opened position and a closed position. When the cap is at the closed position, the nozzle of the medicant spray container is not accessible to the user. When the cap is at the opened position, the nozzle of the medicant spray container is accessible to the user through a nozzle opening of the cap. The audio messaging system automatically plays a prerecorded audio clip every time the cap is at the opened position; however, the prerecorded audio clip can also be manually played from a switch of the audio messaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Evergreen Health LLC
    Inventor: Larry S. SIMON
  • Publication number: 20140155841
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for tracking medical dosage schedules. The device includes a generally tubular device that has an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein the outer surface includes visual indicia related to dosing of medication wherein the device is configured to be positioned around a container of the medication. By positioning the device relative to the container, the user can determine which dose has been administered and which dose is next to be administered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher J. Dossin
  • Publication number: 20140151324
    Abstract: A disposable baby bottle kit (10) that is easy to assemble with lowered risk of contamination of the baby bottle. The disposable baby bottle kit comprising a container that has a first portion (1) and a second portion (2), a collapsible baby bottle (3) positioned within the first portion of the container and a teat unit (4) fitted to the second portion of the container. The first portion and the second portion of the container are coupled to each other enclosing the collapsible baby bottle and the teat unit therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ASIAN MOS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Amonrat Limwanawong
  • Publication number: 20140116009
    Abstract: A product includes a dissolvable dispense indicator carried by a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
  • Patent number: 8701908
    Abstract: Cap with a hollow housing containing a count down mechanism so that when a person pushes down on the cap during the opening process, a rotational force within the housing causes the day and numerical count indices printed on cylinders within the housing to advance one station so that the day and count indices showing in viewing apertures located on the outside wall of the housing reflect the fact that an item such as a pill has been taken by the user. A preferred embodiment includes a ring release slide mechanism that allows the user to disengage the advancing mechanism so that the user can manually rotate the counting mechanism to initially set the indices to the correct location with respect to the viewing apertures and to be able to reset the indices if the user presses on the top cap housing accidentally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventors: Gregg Bond, Steven Wagner, Kenneth A. Tarlow
  • Patent number: 8689988
    Abstract: An indexing cap assembly indexes visual cues or indicia during an open and close cycle so as to help users more easily track container entry as for example with regard to medications so as to ensure proper dosage. The indexing cap assembly basically incorporates six components, including a cover construction, an indexing plate or wheel, a compression coil or spring, a push plate construction, a gear tray or swing plate construction, and an assembly ring. The cover construction and assembly ring are joined together to essentially form or close the cap assembly with the other parts coaxially aligned and operable therebetween. The indexing wheel is rotatively received within the cover construction such that axial displacements of the push plate advance the indexing wheel and indicia upon its upper surface are sequentially revealed by way of the window formed in the cover construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventors: Tao Xu, Xiaojun Zhang, Linzhi Fang
  • Publication number: 20140034598
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the device comprises a stainless steel container portion, a stainless steel annular portion, and a silicone mouthpiece portion. Fluid or other contents stored in the device only come in contact with the stainless container portion, the stainless steel annular portion, and the silicone mouthpiece portion. The stainless steel container portion, the stainless steel annular portion, and the silicone mouthpiece portion all do not contain plastic, therefore the fluid in contact with these surfaces is not exposed to any toxins or other compounds found in plastic and therefore the leaching of plastic toxins and compounds cannot occur while the fluid is stored in the device. The mouthpiece portion can be any of a number of different varieties, sizes and shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: PURA STAINLESS LLC
    Inventors: Roger P. Moore, Jenifer R. Moore
  • Publication number: 20130334165
    Abstract: A packaging system includes a container having a closed end, an open end, a longitudinal axis running through the closed end and the open end, and an outer surface, a closure assembly fitted to the open end of the container and having an access port, and a detachable cap disposed over the access port. The system also includes a label disposed about the container, the label having a first region angled relative to the longitudinal axis, the first region consisting essentially of a name of a product. A method of alerting a practitioner to contents of a container is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicants: BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA, BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kimberly A. McClain, Michael Baklycki, Thomas D. McDevitt
  • Patent number: 8608000
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lid for a container holding a flowable substance which comprises a mounting portion to be attached to the container and an opening to remove the flowable substance from the container, whereas the opening is opened and closed by means of a slider which is connected to the lid and rotates around a vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Huhtamaki Oyj
    Inventor: Stephen Knipe
  • Patent number: 8308001
    Abstract: Feeding bottle (10) comprising a neck to which a teat (14) is attached, characterized in that it comprises at least two visual marks (20, 22) located on one and the same circumference near the neck or near the teat and separated from one another about the axis of the feeding bottle, one of these marks (20) defining one angular position of the feeding bottle (10) about its axis for which the other mark (22) indicates a point through which the free surface (24) of the liquid contained in the feeding bottle needs to pass in order for the hydrostatic pressure of the liquid at an outlet orifice (16) of the teat (14) to be substantially zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventors: Chantal Lau, David Nahmias
  • Publication number: 20120279941
    Abstract: The present invention includes a kit for a baby bottle liner constructed and arranged to fit into a cavity of a baby bottle. The baby bottle liner includes a continuous, profiled, elongated reclosable fastener with a first and a second continuous elongated profile strip that are dimensioned to provide an airtight and/or watertight seal upon interconnection thereof. The baby bottle liner further comprises an airtight and watertight side seal at each end of the reclosable fastener. Each side seal connects an end of the reclosable fastener to an inside surface of a front wall and an inside surface of a back wall of the liner. The baby bottle liner can be constructed from a microwavable plastic and also visually indicate that a predetermined safe temperature range has been reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Com-Pac International, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Sprehe
  • Patent number: 8292100
    Abstract: A highly portable solar UV disinfection and water storage container with a uniquely traceable security seal that passively indicates by means of a permanent photochromic color change the efficacy of the UV disinfection process performed upon the drinking water within the sealed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Aquasolix Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lantis, Joesph Patrick Phelan, Anna Phelan
  • Publication number: 20120234790
    Abstract: A baby bottle (10) comprising: a vessel (12) ending with a substantially smooth wall (20) at the top thereof; and a teat (50) comprising two circumferential arms (26A, 26B) splitting at the bottom thereof, the arms (26A, 26A) disposed parallel to the wall (20) elastically embracing the wall (20) in a sealed manner, wherein each of the arms (26A, 26B) comprises a circumferential protrusion (18) bending towards the wall (20) of the cup (12), for enhancing the elastic embracing, and slowing amortization of the teat (50), and wherein the vessel (12) is formed as a cone, allowing packing a plurality of vessels of the same form in a compact manner, thereby allowing packing a plurality of vessels (12) in a compact, disposable and sterile form for use with the teat (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: OFER GOLLAN
  • Publication number: 20120193319
    Abstract: This feeding bottle is a bottle that has both filling measurements and amount remaining measurements marked on the sides of the bottle. This bottle takes into consideration the volume in the nipple when feeding so you can accurately view the amount remaining. This feeding bottle allows the user to view how much fluid is remaining in the bottle without stopping the feeding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: John M. Fortino, JR.
  • Patent number: 8157120
    Abstract: An improved cup structure includes a cup body having an inner cup and an outer cup, with a space disposed between the inner cup and the outer cup. In the cup body, bottoms of the inner and outer cups are connected by an extension rod having an ornament; one end of the extension rod is adhered to an outer bottom of the inner cup and placed in the outer cup with the inner cup. Edges of the inner and outer cup are melted together, and glue is filled from an aperture at the bottom at the outer cup to secure the other end of the extension rod and the ornament within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignees: Jack Worth Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching-Mei Yang
  • Publication number: 20120024962
    Abstract: A tag having an integral locking ring for attachment to a bottle neck with a perimetrical undercut thereabout. The tag includes a housing having upper and lower portions, a retaining device and a cable tie. The housing is formed by an upper housing portion and a lower housing portion that defines an interior. The housing portions have corresponding openings therethrough and corresponding notches that form a passage into the interior. The retaining device is located inside the housing and has an aperture that is adjusted by tightening the cable tie. After the neck of the bottle is inserted through the openings in the housing and the adjustable aperture of the retaining device, the cable tie is tightened to seat the retaining device in the undercut of the neck and secure the tag to the bottle. The housing can also provide support for an electronic security and/or identification device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Chester Kolton, Michael Norman, Jake Strassburger
  • Publication number: 20110303572
    Abstract: Improvements in a bottle or can identifying dimple. The dimples exist in a variety of locations on a bottle or can to increase the number of people that can consume a similar beverage. The dimples can exist in concentric lines, vertical lines or and/or in a spiral pattern around the container whereby increasing the quantity of dimples to include a complete alphabet and or numbers. The shape of the dimples ranges from rounded domes to triangular tips and also multi-faceted shapes to provide greater structural integrity to the depressed dimple. The dimples can change color when they are depressed to ensure the identification is present if the dimple is pushed out under carbonation pressure. The dimples are usable as a measuring tool to determine the amount of fluid within the container and are useable to determine if the fluid level has changed from tampering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: MOHAMMAD ASHRAF RAJPOOT
  • Patent number: 8051997
    Abstract: A daily water bottle consumption system that includes a bottle with a threaded neck and a top opening. Attached to the neck is an intermediate cap with internal threads that selectively connect to the external threads on the bottle's neck. Formed on the intermediate cap is a threaded spout to which a removable lid is attached. The lid includes a cylindrical shaped lid body with a first recessed cavity in which a rotating turn dial is disposed. Disposed between the first recessed cavity and the turn dial is a snap ring that enables the turn dial to be manually turned and click into one of a plurality of coded positions. Formed on the turn dial is a handle which the user grasps and rotates to indicate the number of times the bottle has been filled with a desired liquid in a 24 hour period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Buckley
  • Patent number: 7959023
    Abstract: A hydration container includes a bottle having a selected volume and a bottle cap which includes a drinking nozzle. An indicator bearing a sequence of numbers is moveably mounted to the cap so that any one of the numbers in the sequence may be positioned opposite an index on the cap. Preferably, the numbers on the indicator are coordinated with numbers in a recommended daily fluid intake table present on the bottle. Thus when the user increments or decrements the indicator each time the bottle is refilled with fluid, the container will indicate in real time the user's approximate actual fluid consumption versus the intake goal indicated by the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Xenith, LLC
    Inventor: Vincent R. Ferrara
  • Publication number: 20110114589
    Abstract: The present invention is a supplemental feeding bottle device, used in combination with a feeding bottle for a baby. The supplemental feeding bottle device has a first piece with a top outside thread, a bottom outside thread, a rotatable o-ring, a flat round surface at the bottom and a gap for baby food to be held and dispersed into the feeding bottle. The gap is formed between the o-ring and the flat round surface and a second section with a top inside thread and bottom inside thread, an inside wall and lumps on the inside wall. The first section can be rotated counter-clockwise so the o-ring is locked in place between the lumps to prevent the separation of the first and bottom sections of the supplemental feeding bottle device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Levy Bathan, Merlinda Bathan
  • Patent number: 7886909
    Abstract: Medication packaging is designed with one or more of a container, cap, or externally applied ring which fits over the container having a polygonal peripheral side surface. Edges of the polygonal peripheral side surface assure that the packaging lays flat on a flat surface or is attached flat to a metal surface by magnetic forces. Indicia on one or more of the container, cap or externally applied ring is positioned when the user places the packaging on a flat surface such that at a predetermined location the previous dose or last dose is viewable by the user. Each indicia is associated with one edge of the polygonal peripheral side surface. A disk or sleeve member can be used to occlude indicia that is unrelated to the previous or next dose, and the disk or sleeve member can be operated by gravitational or magnetic forces without manipulation by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Brett Robinson
  • Publication number: 20110020772
    Abstract: A wellness method, system and kit for preventing and delaying chronic diseases. In an embodiment, the wellness kit comprises stepped portions reduction and control plates, a water bottle, an elastic stretching band, a pedometer, a food and exercise log, wellness cards, a tape measure, and multimedia health information and instruction. The sequentially administered portion reduction and control plates are designed to control and reduce portion size consumption to a targeted portion size by using stepped portion reductions to normalize the reduced size. The water bottle provides visual indication of the number of bottles consumed while the stretching band increases flexibility and circulation by providing a variable resistance to a wide range of motion. To encourage physical activity and good nutrition a pedometer and a food and exercise log is used to record the use of the other tools in the method and kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Wesley Carter, Stephanie Petrella
  • Patent number: 7673764
    Abstract: A substantially smooth container sidewall containing a narrow vertical rib, the rib having a width that is less than about 35% of the diameter of the sidewall, a container including the substantially smooth sidewall, and method of making both the sidewall and the container are the subject of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Bret Sabold
  • Patent number: 7651005
    Abstract: The present invention provides a disposable educational drinking device for learning such things as the letters of the alphabet or numbers or geometric shapes. The disposable drinking device can be converted to a reusable drinking device. The disposable drinking device also has a mechanical mean to center drinking spout between handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: 2N Corporation
    Inventors: William Hung Nguyen, Dien Dong Bui, Davis Dang Hoang Nhan, Peiguang Zhou
  • Patent number: 7628427
    Abstract: A label for a prescription pharmacy bottle comprises a first portion adapted for securing to a front portion of a bottle, a second portion adapted for securing to back portion of a bottle, and a printed information on the label relating to a medication. The printed information includes a first type of information, a second type of information, and a third type of information. The first type of information includes prescription-related information including, but not limited to, a drug identifier and a patient identifier. The second type of information includes at least one of a drug identifier and a patient identifier. The third type of information includes warning information. The first type of information is always positioned in the first portion of the label and the third type of information is always positioned on the second portion of the label, and the first type of information is printed at a 180 degree opposite orientation of the second type and third type of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah B. Adler, Klaus Rosburg, Patrick L. Douglas, Matthew S. Grisik
  • Publication number: 20090284732
    Abstract: The present is directed to an apparatus and method to monitor water treated with the SODIS process and comprises a container and an indicator element which is either affixed, applied or embedded to the container or the container's cap. The, indicator element comprise of at least one thermochromic indicator and at least one photochromic indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Rodney P. Vitale
  • Publication number: 20090236301
    Abstract: A spillage free fluid bottle has a partition plate with a first opening to allow the bottle to be tilted to a horizontal position with the outlet sprout positioned at the lowest position without fluid escaping out of the bottle. A second opening in the partition plate allows fluid to be injected into the lower reservoir section of the bottle during filling process of the bottle. The second opening is sealed by an insert, which is assembled into the fluid bottle after filling process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Ue-Ming Yang
  • Publication number: 20090218307
    Abstract: A label for removable application to an article such as a beverage bottle includes a backing layer (2) comprising a laminate of a bi-axially oriented polyester such as PET (12) and a bi-axially oriented polypropylene (14). The polyester film (12) has a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than the polypropylene film (14). Consequently, when the label is heated, it will tend to curl and this effect can be used to assist in the removal of the label from the article in a hot washing bath during recycling of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: David J. Davies, Darren Hammonds
  • Patent number: 7417417
    Abstract: A spill-resistant beverage container having a liquid freshness detector and notification device is described. The spill-resistant beverage container is comprised of cup, a beverage temperature sensor, a processing electronic circuit and a display device. The temperature sensor and processing electrical circuit are mounted within an enclosure on the bottom of the cup and the display device emits light or sound when the beverage temperature does not have a desired value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventors: Don Patrick Williams, Mark T. Bowers
  • Patent number: 7416090
    Abstract: An improved hot fillable container includes a bottom and a sidewall connected with the bottom so as to define an internal space. The sidewall is shaped so as to define in transverse cross-section in at least one location a substantially circular outer circumference. The sidewall further includes first and second convex label panel portions each having a convexly curved outer surface. Advantageously, the sidewall is constructed and arranged so that deformation of the sidewall in response to a partial vacuum condition within the internal space will occur primarily in the convex label panel portions. The structure permits the hot fillable container to be constructed without the use of concave vacuum panel portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Constar International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Mooney, Satya Kamineni
  • Publication number: 20080087624
    Abstract: A daily water bottle consumption system that includes a bottle with a threaded neck and a top opening. Attached to the neck is an intermediate cap with internal threads that selectively connect to the external threads on the bottle's neck. Formed on the intermediate cap is a threaded spout to which a removable lid is attached. The lid includes a cylindrical shaped lid body with a first recessed cavity in which a rotating turn dial is disposed. Disposed between the first recessed cavity and the turn dial is a snap ring that enables the turn dial to be manually turned and click into one of a plurality of coded positions. Formed on the turn dial is a handle which the user grasps and rotates to indicate the number of times the bottle has been filled with a desired liquid in a 24 hour period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Buckley
  • Patent number: 7350658
    Abstract: A container includes a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion includes a shoulder that extends away from a neck of the container, and a grip portion. The grip portion defines an integral logo portion and is recessed within the top portion of the container. A waist or groove is provided on adjacent lateral sides of the grip portion and may include a lateral stiffening rib. The bottom portion of the container includes a plurality of vacuum panels that accommodate for internal forces tending to cause collapse of the vacuum panels during a hot-fill process. Any portion of the internal forces not accommodated by the vacuum panels in the bottom portion of the container is accommodated by an auxiliary vacuum panel, which is provided in the grip portion of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bourque, Ralph T. Coley, Jr., Takao Iizuka, Masaaki Sasaki