One-piece With The Container Patents (Class 215/373)
  • Patent number: 10968005
    Abstract: A glass bottle body made up by a neck jointed in continuity to a receptacle tubular wall, said bottle body being closed by a bottom wall placed on a bottle end side opposite regarding said neck, defining said bottom wall a receptacle capable of holding liquids, characterised in that said bottom wall is extended, in a perimeter area, by a base tubular wall that internally defines a cavity, said base tubular wall and the receptacle tubular wall being in opposite sides of the bottom wall; and the average height of the base tubular wall being equal to or larger than the average thickness of the base tubular wall, being the contents of the bottle highlighted by two laterally visible layers of the bottom of the bottle, producing a stand effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Jokin Arregui Letamendi
  • Patent number: 10934048
    Abstract: A synthetic resin container that is formed in a bottle shape having a mouth and a trunk and that is provided in the trunk with at least one reduced pressure absorbing panel. The trunk has a density of 1.3695 g/cm3 or more, and a ratio of a crystal orientation in a transverse direction with respect to a total value of a crystal orientation in a machine direction and the crystal orientation in the transverse direction in the trunk is less than 44%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Okuyama, Mitsuru Shiokawa
  • Patent number: 10926911
    Abstract: A beverage container for a carbonated beverage may include a body and a base. The base may have a skirt that extends from the body and a dome. Ribs extend between the skirt and the dome. The base may also include a plurality of feet. Each foot may be formed between each pair of adjacent ribs. The feet may extend from the skirt to the dome. Each foot may have a seat and two sidewalls. A transition point of each rib may be between the skirt and the dome. A tangent line formed at each transition point may have a slope of zero. A transition between each foot's seat and each foot's sidewalls may be smooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo. Inc.
    Inventors: Advait Bhat, Girolama Bueti, Syed Peer, Bruno Telesca
  • Patent number: 10882216
    Abstract: Disclosed is a preform for a plastics container, which includes: a rotationally symmetrical body about a central axis; an open neck which extends in continuation of the body from an upper end of the latter; a bottom which closes the body starting from a lower end of the latter, the bottom being rotationally symmetrical about the central axis and having a central concavity and a protruding bulge around this concavity, the bottom having a thickness E, measured from an external face, that is variable in accordance with three different criteria respectively applied to three sections of the bottom, namely a central section [0; S1], an intermediate section [S1; S2] and a peripheral section [S2; L].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Christophe Bunel
  • Patent number: 10870822
    Abstract: A 5-liter bioreactor vessel enables a substantial increase in the volume of biological media that can be cultivated in the vessel compared to conventional designs. Moreover, when agitated at 1.5× the shaking frequency of a conventional 3-liter bioreactor (i.e., 90 rpm versus 60 rpm), the 5-liter vessel achieves a 19% increase in cell aeration without exceeding the maximum shear stress limit for cell viability. The 5-liter vessel optionally includes a plurality of internal baffles configured to disrupt the liquid vortex and reduce the maximum shear stress transferred to biomedia contained within the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: David Alan Kenney, Nikolaos Pantelis Kladias, Shang-Pin Kwei, Aravind Raghavan Rammohan, Joseph Christopher Wall, Kathy Marie Youngbear
  • Patent number: 10858138
    Abstract: This disclosure provides new carbonated beverage bottle design, particularly carbonated soft drink bottle bases, that can afford improvements in various structural and functional features of the blow molded bottles. The bottle base design can be generated by providing a spherical bottle end cap and extruding at least three (3) feet from the spherical end cap, wherein the center portion of each valley cross section between the extruded feet is convex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Rohit Joshi, Ravi D. Mody, David Wheelwright, Roger Kerr
  • Patent number: 10717560
    Abstract: Disclosed is a container made of plastic material including a body extending along a longitudinal axis between an opening and a base, the base having: a seat forming a setting plane for the container; a concave arch, rotational around the longitudinal axis and extending from the vicinity of the seat to an amorphous central zone; and stiffening bosses that protrude from the concave arch and that extend radially to the interior of the arch. The stiffening bosses are angularly spaced from one another by alternating first bosses and second bosses that are distributed along: a first annular band in which the first bosses extend; and a third annular band in which the second bosses extend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventor: Michel Boukobza
  • Patent number: 10661937
    Abstract: Disclosed is a container made of a plastic material, provided with a base including a standing ring forming a support flange and a diaphragm extending from the standing ring to a central portion, the diaphragm being capable of standing in an outwardly-inclined position. The diaphragm connects to the standing ring at an outer junction forming an outer articulation of the diaphragm. The diaphragm connects to the central portion at an inner junction forming an inner articulation of the diaphragm. The diaphragm is invertible with respect to the standing ring from the outwardly-inclined position to an inwardly-inclined position. In the outwardly-inclined position, the diaphragm has an outer curved portion and an inner curved portion of opposite curvatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventor: Florian Godet
  • Patent number: 10597213
    Abstract: The present invention is a pressure reduction-absorbing bottle having a cylindrical shape with a bottom made of a synthetic resin material in which a bottom wall portion of a bottom portion of the bottle includes a grounding portion, a rising circumferential wall portion, a movable wall portion, and a central wall portion, the movable wall portion includes a curved portion having a curved surface shape protruding downward, the curved portion is connected to an outer end portion of the central wall portion in a bottle radial direction, and a lowest portion of the curved portion positioned at a lowest position thereof is located at a portion of the curved portion further outward in the bottle radial direction than a central position of the curved portion in the bottle radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Usami, Seiichi Asaoka, Takahiro Haruna
  • Patent number: 10472118
    Abstract: A plastic container includes a neck portion, a sidewall portion, and a base including a support ring that extends downward and is configured to support the container on a support surface; a first base portion that extends upwardly from the support ring; a second base portion that extends downwardly from the first base portion; and a reentrant portion that extends upwardly from the second base portion. In embodiments, the container can hold carbonated contents and the sidewall portion may be substantially smooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Pedmo
  • Patent number: 10273072
    Abstract: A hot-fill PET container or bottle (10) filling with a liquid at an elevated temperature has a side wall (9) extending to a lower portion including a pressure panel (11) and a base (21) in its unfolded or pre-fill position. The panel (11) is transversely oriented and has a decoupling or hinge structure or element (13), an initiator portion (1) and control portion (5) of a steeply angled inverting conical section between 30 and 45 degrees. The control portion enables the inversion of the panel (11) into the container (10) to compensate for vacuum or reduced pressure induced within the container as the liquid cools down. The base (2) can also have a plurality of reinforcing ribs (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CO2 PAC Limited
    Inventor: David Murray Melrose
  • Patent number: 10266300
    Abstract: A container (1) made of plastic material, provided with an oblate body (2) and with a bottom (3) in the extension of the body (2) at a lower end thereof, the bottom (3) including: a peripheral base (7) defining an annular standing plane (8) whose contour exhibits, along a long axis, a large dimension A, and, along a short axis perpendicular to the long axis, a small dimension A? that is strictly smaller than the large dimension, a concave arch (13) that extends from the base (7) to a central area (14); wherein the base has: along the long axis, a width C such that: 0.03 ? C A ? 0.1 along the short axis, a width C? such that: 0.05 ? C ? A ? ? 0.15 .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: Michel Boukobza, Camille Guiton
  • Patent number: 10202221
    Abstract: Container (1) made of plastic material comprising a body (2) and a petaloid bottom (3) extending the body (2), the bottom (3) comprising a bottom wall (4) that is generally convex towards the exterior, from which feet (5) protrude that are formed by excrescences, the feet being separated side by side by portions of the bottom wall forming hollow valleys (13) that extend radially from a central zone (6) of the bottom to a periphery (7) of the bottom, characterized in that each valley (13) widens out from the central zone (6) towards the periphery (7) and has a concave portion (15) located near the periphery (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventor: Michel Boukobza
  • Patent number: 10196168
    Abstract: A plastic container (1) is provided with a body (5) and a bottom (6) that extends from a lower end of the body (5), the bottom (6) including: a peripheral base (7) defining a bearing surface (8); a concave arch (10) that extends from a central zone (11) to the base (7); and a series of main reinforcing grooves (13) hollowed into the arch, extending radially from the central zone (11) at least to the base (7) and dividing the arch into a series of angular sectors (15). Where each groove (13) joins each sector (15) of the arch (10) adjacent thereto it is bordered laterally by a reinforcing rib (18) projecting in relation to the sector (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sidel Participations
    Inventor: Ivan Pierre
  • Patent number: 10195781
    Abstract: Provided is a container that includes a top having an opening configured to receive a product. The container also includes a bottom adjoining a sidewall that extends to the top of the container and a flexible panel disposed on the bottom and having a plurality of surfaces that each extend radially around a longitudinal axis of the container. One of the plurality of surfaces comprises a downward ramp that extends away from the top of the container when moving radially inward along the downward ramp and another of the surfaces comprises an upward ramp that extends toward the top of the container when moving radially inward along the upward ramp. The surfaces may include dimples protruding inward from the outer surface of the container that have an interlocking pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: RING CONTAINER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Doug Dygert, Dan Gamber, Doug Woodring
  • Patent number: 10167127
    Abstract: A bottle includes a bottom wall portion of a bottom portion, grounding portion at an outer circumferential edge, rising circumferential wall portion continuous with grounding portion from the bottle radial inner side, and movable wall portion protrudes from the rising circumferential wall portion upper end. The movable wall portion movable upward around a connected portion to the rising circumferential wall portion. Plurality of ribs are radially disposed around bottle axis on the movable wall portion, and ribs include main recess that is recessed upward, and connection recess. Plurality of main recesses arranged at predetermined intervals in the bottle radial direction, and connection recess connects main recesses, adjacent to each other in the bottle radial direction, in the bottle radial direction together. A depth ratio D2/D1 that is the ratio of a depth (D2) of the connection recess to a depth (D1) of each main recess <2/9 and ?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Oguchi
  • Patent number: 10093472
    Abstract: A stretch blow-molded plastic container, including a container body, one longitudinal end of which is closed by a container bottom and to whose other longitudinal end is connected a shoulder section; and a container neck, which connects to the shoulder section, the shoulder section having at least two hinge-like areas that run in a circumferential direction, and which areas are arranged at a distance (a) from one another and in each case have a wall thickness (v, w) that is reduced compared to the adjoining areas, the stretch blow-molded plastic container having a total stretching ratio of greater than 11 for a longitudinal stretching ratio of 2.5 to 3.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ALPLA WERKE ALWIN LEHNER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Robert Siegl
  • Patent number: 10065766
    Abstract: A container made of plastic material, provided with a body and a bottom extending at a lower end of the body, the bottom including an annular seat extending substantially in the prolongation of the body and defining a seating plane; a concave arch that extends from a zone near the seat to a central zone, the arch including a series of stiffeners that extend radially from the central zone to the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: Michel Boukobza, Mikaël Derrien
  • Patent number: 10053276
    Abstract: Container (1) made of a plastic material, provided with a base (7) including a standing ring (8) forming a support flange (9) and a diaphragm (11) extending from the standing ring (8) to a central portion (10), the diaphragm (11) being capable of standing in an outwardly-inclined position. The diaphragm (11) connects to the standing ring (8) at an outer junction (12) forming an outer articulation of the diaphragm (11). The diaphragm (11) connects to the central portion (10) at an inner junction (13) forming an inner articulation of the diaphragm (11). The diaphragm (11) is invertible with respect to the standing ring (8) from the outwardly-inclined position to an inwardly-inclined position. In the inwardly-inclined position, at least an inner portion (16) of the diaphragm (11) adjacent to the inner junction (13) is curved in radial section, with a concavity turned outwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: Florian Godet, Ivan Pierre
  • Patent number: 10029817
    Abstract: Base includes an outer support wall, a support surface extending inwardly from the outer support wall and defining a reference plane, an inner support wall extending upwardly from the support surface, a first radiused portion extending radially inward from the inner support wall and concave relative to the reference plane, a second radiused portion extending radially inward from the first radiused portion and convex relative to the reference plane, an intermediate surface extending radially inward from the second radiused portion, a third radiused portion extending radially inward from the intermediate surface and convex relative to the reference plane, and a central portion disposed proximate the third radiused portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Lee Wright, Justin A. Howell, Travis A. Hunter, Romauld M. Philippe, Michael T. Kelly, Robert Waltemyer
  • Patent number: 9994378
    Abstract: Plastic containers, base configurations for plastic containers, and systems, methods, and base molds thereof. Plastic containers have base portions constructed and operative to accommodate internal pressures within the container due to elevated temperature processing, such as hot-filling, pasteurization, and/or retort processing. Plastic containers can also be constructed and operative to accommodate internal pressures within the filled container resulting from subjecting the filled plastic container to cooling or cool-down processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael P. Wurster, Scott E. Bysick
  • Patent number: 9908664
    Abstract: Systems for containing and manipulating fluids including systems and methods involving supported collapsible bags that may be used as reactors for performing chemical, biochemical and/or biological reactions contained therein are provided. Generally, a series of improvements and features for fluid containment systems such as gas delivery configurations, foam control systems and bag molding methods and articles for supported collapsible bag vessels and bioreactors are provided. For instance, in one aspect, fluids contained in a vessel can be sparged, e.g., such that a fluid is directed into a container of the vessel, and in some cases, the sparging can be controlled by rapidly activating or altering the degree of sparging as needed. Multiple spargers may be used in some cases. In another aspect, the vessel includes a seamless collapsible bag. In some cases, the collapsible bag may be injected, blown, or spin cast molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Parrish M Galliher, Geoffrey L Hodge, Michael Fisher
  • Patent number: 9878816
    Abstract: A plastic container comprises an upper portion including a finish adapted to receive a closure, a lower portion including a base, and a sidewall extending between the upper portion and the lower portion. The upper portion, the lower portion, and the sidewall define an interior volume for storing liquid contents. The plastic container further comprises a pressure panel located on the container and moveable between an initial position and an activated position. The pressure panel is located in the initial position prior to filling the container, and is moved to the activated position after filling and sealing the container. Moving the pressure panel from the initial position to the activated position reduces the internal volume of the container and creates a positive pressure inside the container. The positive pressure reinforces the sidewall. A method of processing a container is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CO2 PAC LTD
    Inventors: David Melrose, Paul Kelley, John Denner
  • Patent number: 9849622
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of blowing and filling a container (120) from a preform, the method comprising: —placing a preform within a mold (140), —stretching the preform —injecting a liquid into the preform after the stretching has started so as to cause expansion of the preform within the mold, thereby obtaining a blown and filled container (120), —capping the blown and filled container (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: DISCMA AG
    Inventors: Guillaume Chauvin, Damien Kannengiesser, Erik Lupke
  • Patent number: 9833938
    Abstract: A heat-set container that defines a longitudinal axis is disclosed that includes a finish and a sidewall portion extending from the finish. The container also includes a base portion extending from the sidewall portion and enclosing said sidewall portion to form a volume therein for retaining a commodity. The base portion has a plurality of contact surfaces for supporting the container. The plurality of contact surfaces are spaced away from each other about the longitudinal axis. Also, the container includes a central pushup portion disposed in the base portion and extending generally toward the finish. The central pushup portion is substantially centered on the longitudinal axis, and the central pushup portion is moveable in response to internal vacuum pressure to decrease the volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: Michael T. Lane, Walt Paegel
  • Patent number: 9802729
    Abstract: A blow molding method includes a primary blow molding step that molds a preform (200) in a primary blow mold (300A) that includes a primary temperature control section (330) to obtain an intermediate molded article (202), a shrinkage step that discharges blow air from the intermediate molded article to shrink the intermediate molded article, and a secondary blow molding step that blow-molds the intermediate molded article (204) that has shrunken in a secondary blow mold that includes a secondary temperature control section (430) to obtain a final molded article. The primary blow molding step cools a first intermediate molding region of the intermediate molded article that follows a neck using a first primary temperature control section, and the shrinkage step shrinks a second intermediate molding region of the intermediate molded article of which the temperature is controlled by a second primary temperature control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Usami, Hiroyuki Tsukamoto, Kazuyuki Yokobayashi, Yoichi Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 9802730
    Abstract: A plastic container comprises an upper portion including a finish adapted to receive a closure, a lower portion including a base, and a sidewall extending between the upper portion and the lower portion. The upper portion, the lower portion, and the sidewall define an interior volume for storing liquid contents. The plastic container further comprises a pressure panel located on the container and moveable between an initial position and an activated position. The pressure panel is located in the initial position prior to filling the container, and is moved to the activated position after filling and sealing the container. Moving the pressure panel from the initial position to the activated position reduces the internal volume of the container and creates a positive pressure inside the container. The positive pressure reinforces the sidewall. A method of processing a container is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CO2 PAC LIMITED
    Inventors: David Melrose, Paul Kelley, John Denner
  • Patent number: 9758271
    Abstract: Disclosed is a container made of plastics material, which is provided with a body and a bottom (6) that extends from a lower end of the body, the bottom (6) including: a peripheral base (7) that defines a setting-down plane (8); a concave vault (10) which extends from a central area (11), forming a peg that projects towards the inside of the container, to the base (7); a set of main reinforcing grooves (13) which extend radially from the central area (11) as far at least as the base (7), wherein, in the container, the vault (10) has a central region (15), a median region (16) and a peripheral region (17) that are each separated by an internal axial indentation (18) and an external axial indentation (19) which extend annularly in a continuous manner around the central area (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventor: Wilfried Hermel
  • Patent number: 9751679
    Abstract: A polymeric container including an upper portion defining an opening to an interior volume of the container. A base is movable to accommodate vacuum forces generated within the container, thereby decreasing the volume of the container. A substantially cylindrical sidewall extends between the upper portion and the base. A rigid, central pushup portion of the base is at an axial center of the base. A central longitudinal axis of the container extends through a center of the central pushup portion. A flexible diaphragm of the base extends outward from the central pushup portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: James Stelzer, Michael T. Lane
  • Patent number: 9751653
    Abstract: A volume expansion feature for a fluid reservoir is provided, the volume expansion feature comprising a central recess, a plurality of channels extending from the central recess, where the central recess and the channels are positioned at least in part in a recessed surface profile. The recessed surface profile is reversibly moveable from a first inwardly directed configuration, to a second outwardly directed configuration. The central recess and the channels are configured to impart an inward bias to maintain the recessed surface profile in the first inwardly directed configuration under standard loading of the fluid reservoir. Upon increased pressure within the fluid reservoir, the recessed surface profile extends to the second outwardly directed configuration, thereby increasing the volume of the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ABC Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Raj Roychoudhury, Bogdan Ispas, Babak Fana, Nilesh Patel
  • Patent number: 9688427
    Abstract: A semi-rigid collapsible container has a side-wall with an upper portion, a central portion, a lower portion and a base. The central portion includes a vacuum panel portion having a control portion and an initiator portion. The control portion is inclined more steeply in a vertical direction, i.e. has a more acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the container, than the initiator portion. On low vacuum force being present within the container panel following the cooling of a hot liquid in the container the initiator portion will flex inwardly to cause the control portion to invert and flex further inwardly into the container and the central portion to collapse. Raised ribs provide an additional support for the container in its collapsed state. In another embodiment the telescoping of the container back to its original position occurs when the vacuum force is released following removal of the container cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: CO2 PAC LIMITED
    Inventor: David Murray Melrose
  • Patent number: 9617028
    Abstract: A bottomed cylindrical bottle formed of a synthetic resin material through biaxially oriented blow molding, includes a bottom portion of the bottle having a bottom wall portion, the bottom wall portion including a ground portion disposed at an outer circumferential edge portion, a rising circumferential wall portion continuously extending upward so as to be connected to the ground portion from an inside in a bottle radial direction, a movable wall portion protruding from an upper end portion of the rising circumferential wall portion toward the inside in the bottle radial direction, and a recessed circumferential wall portion having a diameter in the bottle radial direction such that the diameter gradually decreases in a direction from an inner end portion of the movable wall portion toward an upper side thereof, an annular recess depressed upward being formed at the movable wall portion in a circumferential direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadayori Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9604746
    Abstract: A bottle made of polymer material includes a base provided with a plurality of ribs. Each rib is composed of a curvature of the base of the bottle which forms a protuberance in the longitudinal direction directed towards the inside of the bottle. The ribs extend in a radial direction along a line of radial extension. The bottle is characterized in that the projection, in a transverse plane, of the line of radial extension of at least one of said ribs is curved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: PET ENGINEERING S.R.L.
    Inventors: Moreno Barel, Alessandro Bortoluzzi, Nicola Brugnera
  • Patent number: 9598201
    Abstract: A container of plastic material, having a body extending along a principal axis and a bottom in the extension of the body at a lower end thereof. The bottom has an annular seat defining a seating plane; and a conical arch that extends from near the seat towards the interior of the container to a central apex, the arch having in transverse cross-section a star-shaped profile inscribed between two circles, the ratio of the diameters of which is greater than or equal to 0.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: Michel Boukobza, Laurent Penet
  • Patent number: 9550598
    Abstract: Container of plastic material having a flattened body and a bottom in the extension of the body having peripheral seat defining a seating plane the contour of which has in the same plane a large dimension A1 and a small dimension A2 that is strictly smaller than the large dimension, and an inner annular cheek substantially perpendicular to the seating plane. The bottom having a concave arch that extends from the seat towards a central zone. A height H of the cheek and a width L of the seating plane are such that 0.5 ? L H ? 2.5 . A transverse extension A of the seating plane and a transverse extension B of the body, measured near the bottom, are such that A B ? 0.85 .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: Laurent Penet, Pierrick Protais, Michel Boukobza
  • Patent number: 9415891
    Abstract: A container made of plastic, provided with a body and with a bottom extending from an end of the body, the bottom having a peripheral seat defining a seating plane, a central zone at an inner area of the bottom surrounding a pellet and corresponding to a zone of injection of the material of a preform used to produce the container, a concave arch extending from the central zone to the peripheral seat, a series of principal reinforcing grooves extending radially from the central zone to at least the peripheral seat. The arch has two concentric regions, including a central region and a peripheral region, separated by a median axial step that extends annularly continuously around the central zone, so that the central region is raised with respect to the peripheral region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventor: Wilfried Hermel
  • Patent number: 9327861
    Abstract: A plastic container has a mouth region and a main body adjoining the mouth region in a longitudinal direction (L) of the plastic container. The main body has a peripheral wall extending around in a circumferential direction of the plastic container. A container base adjoining the main body has a central region and a plurality of reinforcing ribs which, starting from the central region, extend in the direction of the circumferential wall. A stepped portion extending at least partially in the circumferential region of the plastic container is provided in a circumferential region of the container base which extends in the circumferential direction about the longitudinal direction (L), wherein a vertical position of this stepped portion varies in the longitudinal direction (L).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Arno Haner, Gerald Huettner, Thomas Ringl
  • Patent number: 9227759
    Abstract: A biaxially stretched, blow molded synthetic resin bottle has a bottom including a sunken bottom portion, and deforms as it draws upward in a direction of the bottle inside and includes a ring groove formed by being successively connected to an inner peripheral edge of a ground contact portion disposed at the foot of an outer peripheral wall of the bottom, a central concave portion disposed at a center of the bottom, and a flat ring portion disposed between an inner peripheral edge of the ring groove and the central concave portion, wherein the sunken bottom portion includes a plurality of short slim ribs disposed at several points of the flat ring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Goro Kurihara
  • Patent number: 9199760
    Abstract: The flat bottle includes a cylindrical body and a bottom closing a lower opening of the body, and is formed in a flattened shape in lateral cross-section having a major axis (La) and a minor axis (Sa). A bottom wall of the bottom includes a rising circumferential wall extending upward; an annular movable wall projecting inward from the rising circumferential wall in a bottle radial direction; and a recessed circumferential wall extending upward from the movable wall. The movable wall is movable around a connected portion with the rising circumferential wall. The length of the bottom along the major axis is 1.2 to 2.0 times the length of the bottom along the minor axis. The length of the movable wall along the major axis is 0.8 to 2.5 times the length of the movable wall along the minor axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Nagaoka, Hiroki Oguchi, Tetsuo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9187203
    Abstract: The technical problem to be solved by this invention is to develop a polyester resin container that can be retort-processed at a temperature in the range of above 120° C. to about 130° C. The object of this invention is to provide a polyester resin container, which is capable of improving the productivity and quality of retort foods, and a molding process thereof. The process of this invention is a double blow molding process, which comprises a primary blow molding step in which a preform is biaxially drawn and blow molded into a primary intermediate product, a thermally shrink-molding step in which the primary intermediate product is heated and forcibly shrink-molded into a secondary intermediate product, and a secondary blow molding step for blow molding the secondary intermediate product into a container, wherein a mold temperature higher than 210° C. is used in the secondary blow molding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shimizu, Toshimasa Tanaka, Takao Iizuka
  • Patent number: 9045249
    Abstract: A synthetic resin container with a bottom structure in which forms, in the bottom portion thereof, an outer circumferential wall that is continuing from the body portion, an annular leg portion inclusive of a grounding portion and an inner circumferential wall, and a raised bottom portion positioned over the grounding portion on the inside of the inner circumferential wall of the leg portion. The raised bottom portion protrudes downward beyond the root portion where the leg portion is continues to the inner circumferential wall, a plurality of arcuate protuberances are formed in a spiral shape heading from the outer edge of the central portion of the raised bottom portion toward the outer circumferential side, and arcuate dents are formed among the arcuate protuberances that neighbor each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Miura, Kazushi Matsukiyo, Yuuta Murayama
  • Publication number: 20150136725
    Abstract: A container of plastic material, having a body extending along a principal axis and a bottom in the extension of the body at a lower end thereof. The bottom has an annular seat defining a seating plane; and a conical arch that extends from near the seat towards the interior of the container to a central apex, the arch having in transverse cross-section a star-shaped profile inscribed between two circles, the ratio of the diameters of which is greater than or equal to 0.7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: Michel Boukobza, Laurent Penet
  • Publication number: 20150136727
    Abstract: A container (1) made from a plastic material, provided with a body and with a bottom (6) extending from a lower end of the body, the bottom FIG.2 (6) comprising: a peripheral seat (7) defining a positioning plane (8);—a concave arch (10) that extends from a central zone (11) to the seat (7); and a series of main reinforcement grooves (13) that extend radially from the central zone (11) at least to the seat (7). The arch (10) has two concentric regions, i.e. a central region (15) and a peripheral region (16), separated by a median axial step (17) that extends annularly in a continuous manner around the central zone (11), such that the central region (15) is raised relative to the peripheral region (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventor: Wilfried Hermel
  • Publication number: 20150136726
    Abstract: The flat bottle includes a cylindrical body and a bottom closing a lower opening of the body, and is formed in a flattened shape in lateral cross-section having a major axis (La) and a minor axis (Sa). A bottom wall of the bottom includes a rising circumferential wall extending upward; an annular movable wall projecting inward from the rising circumferential wall in a bottle radial direction; and a recessed circumferential wall extending upward from the movable wall. The movable wall is movable around a connected portion with the rising circumferential wall. The length of the bottom along the major axis is 1.2 to 2.0 times the length of the bottom along the minor axis. The length of the movable wall along the major axis is 0.8 to 2.5 times the length of the movable wall along the minor axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Nagaoka, Hiroki Oguchi, Tetsuo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8998025
    Abstract: Base for a container, the base being made of polymeric material, including a support surface having an outer perimeter defining a first dimension along a major axis and a second dimension along a minor axis disposed at an angle to the major axis. An inner wall is coupled to the support surface opposite the outer perimeter. A dome projects upwardly from the inner wall and has an initial depth with respect to the support surface, the initial depth of the dome is between approximately 8 percent to approximately 15 percent of the first dimension. The dome includes a major radius of curvature along the major axis and a minor radius of curvature along the minor axis. The dome is deflectable in response to a differential pressure across the base without permanent deformation of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Pritchett, Jr., William W. Brecheisen, Mark P. Sprenkle, John P. Dinkel, Matthew T. Gill
  • Patent number: 8991628
    Abstract: A container base comprising recessed ribs. The curved recessed ribs permit lighter base weights than traditional bases. The base further permits a larger process window and improved product evacuation. Hot-fill performance of a container is also maintained and/or improved when using the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael P. Wurster, Robert Waltemyer, Justin A. Howell, Benton A. Lewis, Michael T. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8950611
    Abstract: Plastic container (1), characterized in that it comprises: a rigidified body (5), a bottom (8) extending to a lower end of the container (1) and comprising: an annular base (9) extending substantially perpendicular to the body (5) in the prolongation thereof; an annular step (10) extending from the base (9) towards the interior of the container (1), a recess (12) at the center of the bottom (8) projecting towards the interior of the container (1), a deformable annular membrane (11) in the shape of a spherical cap extending substantially perpendicular to the body (5) between the step (10) and the recess (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sidel Participations
    Inventors: Mikael Derrien, Didier Burel, David Andrieux, Michel Boukobza
  • Patent number: 8946330
    Abstract: A polypropylene composition comprising a random propylene copolymer, a high melt strength polypropylene having a branching index g? of 0.9 or less and a clarifier, wherein the polypropylene composition has a MFR2 (230° C.) of at least 2.0 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Klaus Bernreitner, Mari Kylmälä, Manfred Kirchberger, Hansjörg Pramer
  • Publication number: 20150008210
    Abstract: The present invention is a bottle that is formed from a synthetic resin material in a cylindrical shape having a bottom at one end, including: a plurality of circumferential grooves that extend continuously around the entire circumference of a body portion and are formed at a distance from each other in a vertical direction. The circumferential grooves extend cyclically in a circumferential direction while undulating in the vertical direction when viewed from the side of the body portion as to form wave patterns, and the respective phases of circumferential grooves that are mutually adjacent to each other in the vertical direction are offset from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadayoshi Oshino, Hiromichi Saito, Hirohisa Yamazaki, Takuya Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20140374373
    Abstract: Container of plastic material having a flattened body and a bottom in the extension of the body having peripheral seat defining a seating plane the contour of which has in the same plane a large dimension A1 and a small dimension A2 that is strictly smaller than the large dimension, and an inner annular cheek substantially perpendicular to the seating plane. The bottom having a concave arch that extends from the seat towards a central zone. A height H of the cheek and a width L of the seating plane are such that 0.5 ? L H ? 2.5 . A transverse extension A of the seating plane and a transverse extension B of the body, measured near the bottom, are such that A B ? 0.85 .
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventors: Laurent Penet, Pierrick Protais, Michel Boukobza