Structure Includes Threads Patents (Class 215/44)
  • Patent number: 11981809
    Abstract: Provided is a stretched body having a high barrier property under high humidity, a PET bottle, and a method for producing a container. The stretched body of a composition containing a semi-aromatic polyamide resin and plate-shaped talc having an aspect ratio of more than 18, a content of the plate-shaped talc having an aspect ratio of more than 18 in the composition is from 3.0 to 55.0 mass % when a total content of the semi-aromatic polyamide resin and the plate-shaped talc having an aspect ratio of more than 18 is 100 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kosuke Otsuka, Takafumi Oda
  • Patent number: 11926455
    Abstract: A sound producing beverage container including a top surface having an opening in the surface initially sealed with a closure. The sound producing beverage container includes a reed assembly mounted to the top surface. The reed assembly includes a substantially flat reed having opposing leading and trailing reed edges. The reed assembly includes a bridge disposed adjacent the reed. The bridge includes opposing leading and trailing bridge edges and a bulge in the bridge along the leading edge of the bridge, the bulge extending away from the reed. A portion of the leading edge of the reed is disposed between the container top surface and the bridge. A gas moving along the device surface toward the leading edge of the bridge may be directed toward the leading edge of the reed and across the reed leading edge causing the reed to vibrate, the vibration producing a vibratory sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: Kevin Schwimer
  • Patent number: 11813633
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a leak-proof foam spraying can, characterized in that it includes a liquid tank, a liquid tank lid and a duckbill valve, wherein the top of the liquid tank is provided with a liquid injection port, the liquid tank lid is engaged on the liquid injection port, the liquid tank lid is provided with a mounting hole which penetrates through the liquid tank lid along the vertical direction from the top to the bottom, and the duckbill valve is mounted in the mounting hole and the opening of the duckbill valve faces downward. The present disclosure has the following advantageous effects: by mounting a duckbill valve in the liquid tank lid, the duckbill valve can be opened when the spraying can is in use and suck air to equalize the pressure, or it can be closed when the spraying can is inverted to avoid leaking cleaning agent or disinfectant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Xiangcheng Xie
  • Patent number: 11757274
    Abstract: Cable gland for guiding a cable through a wall opening, comprising a body element extending along a longitudinal axis and having an internal cable duct extending along the longitudinal axis, a clamping portion arranged on the body element and having a plurality of clamping elements, a tubular sealing element arranged inside the cable duct and connected to the body element, and a cap nut having an axial opening at one end which is mechanically coupled with the body element, wherein the body element is formed from a first material and the cap nut is formed from a second material, wherein the first material and the second material are injection moulded on to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: WISKA HOPPMANN GMBH
    Inventor: Peter Gehre
  • Patent number: 11737492
    Abstract: A chewing tobacco preserving assembly for preserving freshness of chewing tobacco includes a tobacco can which contains chewing tobacco. A canister is provided for insertably receiving the tobacco can. The canister is thermally insulated thereby inhibiting the tobacco can from being in thermal communication with ambient air for preserving freshness of the chewing tobacco. A lid is removably attachable to the canister for enclosing the tobacco can in the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventors: Brian Coates, Thomas Hughes
  • Patent number: 11718450
    Abstract: The invention refers to a capping device intended to be fixed on a neck (2) of a container including an orifice (3), including the capping device: a cap (1) which has a helical thread (7) intended to cooperate with a helical thread (6) formed in the neck (2); a lower ring (9) fixed axially to the neck (2); a hinge device that connects the cap (1) to the lower ring (9), including the capping device in addition a cap locking device (1) configured to lock the cap (1) in an open tilted position, including such a locking device a bead (22) which is formed, between the two blades (11, 12), and which is configured to rest against the neck (2) of the container when the cap (1) is in the open tilted position, the heel (22) has an internal face where at least one of the ribs of the helical thread series (7) is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: BETAPACK, S.A.U.
    Inventor: Francisco Javier Berroa García
  • Patent number: 11673729
    Abstract: A plastic, hot-fillable container is provided. The container comprises a blow molded body including a neck and a base having a center portion and a plurality of spaced apart radial segments. At least a portion of each segment is tapered from an outer side to an inner side thereof. Container systems and methods of manufacturing containers are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: RING CONTAINER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Miles Dygert, Douglas A. Woodring, Paul Vincent Kelley
  • Patent number: 11639241
    Abstract: A cartridge for a dispensing device contains at least one elongate film pouch, which is inherently non-rigid and which has a chamber for receiving a composition. The cartridge also contains a head part for interacting with the film pouch. The film pouch has an opening on a side facing the head part, which is closed by a cover. The cover has a predetermined breaking region. A method can be used for producing such a cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf Willner, Thomas Ayrle, Tobias Donner, Tihomir Tapov
  • Patent number: 11639259
    Abstract: The combination lock for a liquid bottle is a container. The combination lock for a liquid bottle is configured for use in storing a liquid. The combination lock for a liquid bottle is a secured device. By secured device is meant that the structure of the combination lock for a liquid bottle is formed with a lock that prevents unauthorized entry into the combination lock for a liquid bottle. The combination lock for a liquid bottle comprises a bottle, a bottle cap, and a permutation lock structure. The permutation lock structure mounts in the bottle cap. The bottle cap attaches to the bottle. The bottle cap forms a fluid impermeable seal that encloses the liquid in the bottle. The permutation lock structure fixes the bottle cap in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventor: Jason Snodgrass
  • Patent number: 11623807
    Abstract: To provide a pouring spout that allows a nozzle of a packaging container to be accurately inserted into a pouring spout of a refill container. The above-described problem is solved by a pouring spout (10) provided to a refill container (1) for pouring contents into a packaging container, and for pouring out the contents stored in the refill container (1). The pouring spout (10) comprises at least a bonded part (11) bonded to a pouch main body part of the refill container, a tubular part (12) for pouring out the contents, a flange part (13) jutting outward at a boundary between the bonded part (11) and the tubular part (12), a channel (14) for passing the contents from an inside to an outside of the refill container, and a closing member (20) for opening and closing the channel (14). Both end portions of the flange part (13) separated farthest in a horizontal direction jut slightly outward from an area facing a peripheral wall part of the pouring unit constituting the packaging container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIMORI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Matsutaro Ono
  • Patent number: 11577876
    Abstract: A polymeric container including a base, a body, a finish, finish threads, and a tamper lip. The finish threads are at an outer surface of the finish, and are configured to cooperate with closure threads of a closure to secure the closure to the finish. The tamper lip extends from the outer surface of the finish, and is configured to replace the support flange during handling, and to cooperate with a tamper band of the closure. A recess is below the tamper lip. The recess retains the tamper band below the tamper lip when the closure is removed from cooperation with the finish. A gripper groove between the finish threads, the gripper groove configured to cooperate with a gripper for grasping the finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: AMCOR RIGID PACKAGING USA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Jarman, Luke A. Mast, Ivan F. Harris, Bradley S. Philip, Myles Graybill, Richard J. Steih, Kevin Gaydosh
  • Patent number: 11505384
    Abstract: An injection molded pourer for a pouch pack. The injection molded pourer includes an inner pouring channel having a pouring spout arranged at an upper end of the inner pouring channel and a boat-shaped weld-in portion which surrounds a lower end of the inner pouring channel, and an injection molding gate arranged on an outside. The pouring spout can be closed with a cap. The boat-shaped weld-in portion has boat-shaped ribs which are arranged parallel to one another and which have a gap there-between. A plastic melt can be pressed into the injection molding gate. The plastic melt includes a main plastic material, and a second plastic material which forms an oxygen barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: GEORG MENSHEN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Frank Roemer
  • Patent number: 11325758
    Abstract: A composite container lid includes an inner plug 1 with a flow-out port and an upper lid 3 detachably attached to a container mouth portion 80, wherein: the inner plug 1 includes an upper lid engaging cylinder 5, a container mouth portion-securing member 7 having a circumferential wall 9 that surrounds the upper lid engaging cylinder 5, and linking pieces 11 that link the inner surface of the circumferential wall 9 to the upper lid engaging cylinder 5 so as to form a flow-out port 13; the upper lid engaging cylinder 5 is provided, on the upper end portion of the outer surface thereof, with a circumferential protuberance 5a for temporary engagement; engaging pieces 37 are formed on the inner surface of a top plate 31 of the upper lid 3, the engaging pieces 37 having an undercut 37a for temporarily engaging with the circumferential protuberance 5a that temporary engages with the upper lid engaging cylinder; and a sound-suppressing protrusion 50 is provided in a region surrounded by the engaging pieces 37.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON CLOSURES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Sahara, Takashi Sugiyama, Yuji Tomitaka, Miki Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 11305923
    Abstract: A closure comprises a polymeric top wall portion, a polymeric annular skirt portion, a polymeric liner and a polymeric disc. The polymeric annular skirt portion depends from the polymeric top wall portion. The annular skirt portion includes an internal thread formation for mating engagement with an external thread formation of a container. The polymeric disc has an exterior surface. The polymeric disc is located between the polymeric top wall portion and the polymeric liner. The polymeric disc includes a plurality of channels formed therein. The plurality of channels assists in allowing liquid to travel on the exterior surface of the polymeric disc and between the polymeric annular skirt portion and an external finish of a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Closure Systems International Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremiah Migas, Ramesh Kamath
  • Patent number: 11292157
    Abstract: A set of preforms to make a container for beverages, comprising an external preform and an internal preform, each intended to form respectively an external keg and an internal bag of the container. The internal preform is associated internally with the external preform in order to define with the external preform a hollow space. The external preform and the internal preform have respective coupling members suitable to clamp the external preform and the internal preform with respect to each other in a desired reciprocal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Emanuela Covi
  • Patent number: 11001431
    Abstract: A plastic, hot-fillable container is provided. The container comprises a blow molded body including a neck and a base having a center portion and a plurality of spaced apart radial segments. At least a portion of each segment is tapered from an outer side to an inner side thereof. Container systems and methods of manufacturing containers are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: RING CONTAINER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Miles Dygert, Douglas A. Woodring, Paul Vincent Kelley
  • Patent number: 10981706
    Abstract: A package includes a vessel and a closure. The vessel is formed to include a product-storage chamber and a mouth opening into the product-storage chamber. The closure is configured to mount on the vessel to assume an installed position closing the mouth formed in the vessel when rotated relative to the vessel about a vertical axis of rotation in a closure-installation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Minnette, Ryan P. Davidson
  • Patent number: 10940522
    Abstract: A bottle-shaped can in which a cap can be mounted on a neck portion without damaging slits and bridges. An annular bead comprises a diametrically largest portion, an upper inclined surface, and a lower inclined surface. An angle of inclination of the upper inclined surface is narrower than that of the lower inclined surface. A thread ridge comprises an incomplete thread portion in which a groove depth is shallower than an average groove depth of the thread ridge, and the incomplete thread portion is formed at one end of the thread ridge on the upper inclined surface at least partially. An angle of inclination of a lower wall of the thread ridge is greater than that of the upper inclined surface so that a protruding corner is formed. The slits and the bridges are situated at a level lower than the protruding corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: DAIWA CAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Yasushi Enoki, Osamu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10611511
    Abstract: A bottle finish and closure system is described. In some embodiments, ratchets on a finish engage ratchets on a closure, while allowing the free passage of the threads of the closure on those of the finish in one direction only, allowing a non-removable finish and closure system. In another series of embodiments, the same ratcheted finish may be employed with a non-ratcheted, i.e., conventional closure, due to the novel design of the finish ratchets, thereby producing a freely removable closure and finish system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Gene J. Kuzma, Tristan O. Herstol, Theodore R. Niswonger
  • Patent number: 10301086
    Abstract: A package includes a vessel and a closure. The vessel is formed to include a product-storage chamber and a mouth opening into the product-storage chamber. The closure is configured to mount on the vessel to assume an installed position closing the mouth formed in the vessel when rotated relative to the vessel about a vertical axis of rotation in a closure-installation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Minnette, Ryan P. Davidson
  • Patent number: 10266322
    Abstract: A closure cap for a container, said closure cap having a cap housing which includes a substantially cylindrical recess having a top opening and a bottom opening, a plunger having a cover and a substantially cylindrical lateral surface that engages in the top opening of the recess of the cap housing, and a chamber defined by the recess of the cap housing and the plunger which engages in the recess by way of its lateral surface. The plunger and cap housing being movable relative to one another between (i) a first, non-active position, in which a bottom edge of the lateral surface is arranged above the bottom opening and (ii) a second, activated position, in which the bottom edge of the lateral surface opens the bottom opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Incap International Ltd.
    Inventor: Axel Hauck
  • Patent number: 10214323
    Abstract: A seal and method of forming a seal for a resealable container includes a removable cap that is selectively received over a pour opening formed in a can body. A seal is adhered to the end wall of the cap and includes a continuous, first axial region extending outwardly from the inner surface of the cap. The seal first region is dimensioned for engagement with the opening in the container and sealing the container along an inner diameter thereof. Reduced on-torque/off-torque are required since the seal is formed on the inner diameter, and a down force is substantially reduced to assemble the cap to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DSG TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Dale Conley, Mark Broerman
  • Patent number: 10106300
    Abstract: A closure with a drain back for a container of liquids is disclosed. The closure includes a closure body having an upper deck. A skirt depends from the upper deck and is configured to secure to a neck of a container. An inner annular wall depends from the upper deck within the skirt. The inner wall has a downwardly sloped bottom wall with an edge forming an opening therethrough, forming a drain back for liquid into the container. A tubular spout extends from the bottom wall. The spout has a dispensing orifice. The spout and dispensing orifice configured for fluid communication with the container to dispense liquids therefrom. The closure may further include a sealing cap connected to the closure body via a living hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SILGAN DISPENSING SYSTEMS SLATERSVILLE LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J. Brannon, Clifford W. Skillin, Gordana K. Giguere
  • Patent number: 9821931
    Abstract: A seal and method of forming a seal for a resealable container includes a removable cap that is selectively received over a pour opening formed in a can body. A seal is adhered to the end wall of the cap and includes a continuous, first axial region extending outwardly from the inner surface of the cap. The seal first region is dimensioned for engagement with the opening in the container and sealing the container along an inner diameter thereof. Reduced on-torque/off-torque are required since the seal is formed on the inner diameter, and a down force is substantially reduced to assemble the cap to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: DSG TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Dale Conley, Mark Broerman
  • Patent number: 9718588
    Abstract: A container assembly including a container and a metallic closure. The container includes a polymeric body and a polymeric finish. The polymeric finish includes a plurality of threads. A lug lock is associated with each one of the plurality of threads. The metallic closure includes at least three metallic lugs configured to cooperate with the plurality of threads to couple the metallic closure to the polymeric finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: Peter Bates, Bradley Wilson, Richard Steih, Luke A. Mast
  • Patent number: 9617027
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided in the form of a neck for a plastic bottle or other plastic container. The neck includes an external thread with a constant major diameter that can engage with a bottle cap with an internal thread. The neck has an internal surface with an irregular shape where the internal diameter proximate to the top sealing surface is greater than the internal diameter proximate to the side wall of the plastic bottle. The internal surface of the neck engages with a fitment inserted into the neck of the plastic container to prevent movement of the fitment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Silgan Plastics LLC
    Inventors: Don Staples, Gary Mengeu, Laura Flanagan-Kent, Fred P. Minkemeyer
  • Patent number: 9475601
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention feature devices and methods for containing one or more compounds. The inventions feature devices having an ampoule-like closure to preserve the integrity of materials contained therein with vial-{umlaut over (?)}ke features to allow closure after opening. The devices are sized to be received in a tray or carousal of an autosampler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Environmental Resource Associates
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Lowry
  • Patent number: 9061801
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a cap having a first portion made of a plastic material and forming a bottom for covering a container neck and a protective side wall for surrounding the container neck, and a second portion made of a flexible material that is compatible with the plastic material of the first portion and separate from the plastic material of the first portion, the second portion being annular and consisting of a flexible seal, which projects from the bottom toward the interior of the side wall and which is welded to the first portion. Thus, the manufacture of the stopper by molding includes injecting a flexible material to produce the flexible annular seal and then the movable portions of the mold are placed such that the flexible material is in a groove that is set back from the planar surface of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: BERICAP
    Inventor: Anne-Cécile Ropelé
  • Patent number: 9045325
    Abstract: A plastic keg includes a liner including a neck portion and a body portion. A lid having an opening is disposed at least partially over the liner. A retainer is secured to the neck portion of the liner and aligned with the opening in the lid, the retainer including external threads. A locking ring having internal threads is secured to the external threads of the retainer. The internal threads of the locking ring and the external threads of the retainer include a ratcheting mechanism permitting attachment of the locking ring to the retainer and inhibiting removal of the locking ring from the retainer. A beer keg valve assembly includes a port having a head portion having a convex upper surface and at least one leg extending downwardly from a lower surface. The leg includes a stop surface projecting radially outward further than the head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: William P. Apps, Wayne Matthew Hansen
  • Publication number: 20150128810
    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: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Deep Wood Brew Products, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Lehman
  • Publication number: 20150129592
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided in the form of a neck for a plastic bottle or other plastic container. The neck includes an external thread with a constant major diameter that can engage with a bottle cap with an internal thread. The neck has an internal surface with an irregular shape where the internal diameter proximate to the top sealing surface is greater than the internal diameter proximate to the side wall of the plastic bottle. The internal surface of the neck engages with a fitment inserted into the neck of the plastic container to prevent movement of the fitment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Silgan Plastics LLC
    Inventors: Don Staples, Gary Mengeu, Laura Flanagan-Kent, Fred P. Minkemeyer
  • Publication number: 20150128809
    Abstract: For fermentation of wort during home beer brewing, a food grade plastic or glass cylindrical bottle is used which includes materials to reduce or eliminate UV light transmission through the bottle, and to minimize oxygen ingress into the bottle during fermentation where the bottle includes a flared neck gradually widening in circumference when approaching a bottle opening surrounded by a rim and the opening has dimensions capable of allowing a hand and arm inside the bottle for cleaning
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: John Thomas Hansmann, Bruce J. Newman
  • Patent number: 9016489
    Abstract: A container including a finish, a sidewall portion, a base portion, and an inwardly directed rib member. The finish has a thread portion and an opening formed by the finish. The sidewall portion extends from the finish. The base portion extends from the sidewall portion and encloses the sidewall portion to form a volume for retaining a commodity. The inwardly directed rib member is disposed circumferentially about the finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: Ronald McFarlane, Terry D. Patcheak, James Stelzer
  • Publication number: 20150102004
    Abstract: A glass container in the form of a growler is provided with a re-sealable roll-on closure. An improved construction is provided for the container enabling it to handle higher pressures in which minimum glass wall thicknesses are optimized to provide necessary strength for the container, yet the construction conserves amounts of glass used. In a preferred embodiment, the container is capable of holding a 64 oz beverage, and the container includes a re-sealable roll-on 38 mm closure with a capacity to hold up to 3.00 v/v CO2 pressure at 145° F. A minimum glass wall thickness along a sidewall of the container starting from a mid-neck down to a heel portion of the container is 2.5 mm. An integral glass handle is provided with a minimum break strength of 170 pounds. In a preferred embodiment, the container has a maximum to minimum sidewall thickness ratio of approximately 2:1 and a base thickness ratio of approximately 1.5:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Jason M. Kelly, Scott Pridemore
  • Publication number: 20150027974
    Abstract: The metal packaging includes a tubular part (1) defining a longitudinal axis (1?), which tubular part (1) includes a one-piece annular structure (10) made up of one moulding (11) or of several mouldings (11) which are formed on a plane (13) running perpendicular to the longitudinal axis (1?) and on the circumference of the tubular part (1) to form an annular lower surface (12) against which a handling member is intended to rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ARDAGH MP GROUP NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventor: Philippe Niec
  • Publication number: 20150027975
    Abstract: A plastic container is provided that includes a hollow body portion including a lower supporting base portion; a sidewall portion extending upwardly from the base portion; and a neck portion extending upwardly from the sidewall portion. The neck portion includes a support flange having an upper and lower surface, a tamper-evident formation, and a dispensing opening at the top of the neck portion. In an embodiment, the dispensing opening has an inner diameter that is at least 22 mm, and the vertical distance from the top of the dispensing opening to the lower surface of the support flange is 0.580 inches or less. A preform and method for making a container are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Richard C. Darr, Edward V. Morgan
  • Patent number: 8935904
    Abstract: A plastic aerosol container includes a main body portion that is constructed and arranged to withstand aerosol pressurization within a range that is about 50-300 psig. The plastic aerosol container also includes a finish portion that is unitary with the main body portion. The finish portion may be threaded or unthreaded. The finish portion has a side wall, an upper sealing surface, at least one helical thread and a support ledge beneath the helical thread. Reinforcement structure is positioned beneath the support ledge for reinforcing the finish portion against deformation due to the pressurization. A method of stabilizing a plastic aerosol container is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Tapan Y. Patel, Thomas E. Nahill, Stephen R. Guerin
  • Publication number: 20150013822
    Abstract: A fuel additive bottle has a neck and thread pattern that allows insertion into a capless fuel system so the bottle's contents can be poured by gravity into a fuel tank. The neck of the bottle is elongated and has a diameter of approximately 0.854?, and the novel thread pattern includes thread interruptions that form at least one threadless path. In use, the spring loaded tabs of a capless fuel system are depressed by the threadless path portion of bottle, thereby triggering the self-sealing mechanism to open, so the fluid receiving aperture is exposed. The use of the threadless paths facilitates the safe and easy entry and removal of the bottle from the capless fuel system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: TricorBraun Inc.
    Inventor: WILLIAM EDWARD BAKER
  • Publication number: 20150001172
    Abstract: Containers having improved load-bearing and vacuum-resistance features are provided. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides a container (10) having a shoulder (16) including four faces forming compound-radiused comers at intersections (28,30) with a body of the container. In another embodiment, the present disclosure provides a container having a shoulder (16) with four faces, at least two of the four faces having a cut-away (32) with a shape that is substantially U-shaped. The structural features of the present containers advantageously provide for improved compression capacity and vacuum-resistance when compared to similar containers currently on the market.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Geithmann, Robert Linden, Lise Zeboudj
  • Publication number: 20140360968
    Abstract: An improved container for dispensing liquid having a bottle and a mounting closure. The bottle has a top with a neck defining a mouth. The closure includes a hollow collar having a first section adapted to be received over the neck of the bottle and a second section having a protrusion. The closure includes a cap adapted to be received over the collar having an opening aligned with the protrusion. A first tamper-evident means is associated with the cap, while a second tamper-evident means is associated with the collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: INTENZE PRODUCTS
    Inventor: Mario Barth
  • Publication number: 20140353274
    Abstract: A bottle cap apparatus for operating in conjunction with a bottle having a mouth, the apparatus comprising a receiver configured with a means for engaging the mouth of the bottle and an insert assembly configured to be removably engaged with the receiver so as to selectively open and close the mouth of the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: EMIL BENSON
  • Patent number: 8893906
    Abstract: A closure that includes a top panel and a skirt extending downwardly from a peripheral edge of the top panel is provided. The skirt terminates in a plurality of spaced thread engagement flanges for engaging the thread of the neck of a container. The closure includes a polymer-filled channel which connects the top panel to the skirt. When engaged with the threaded neck of a container, the neck is forced into the channel and engaged by the polymer so that the channel and polymer provide lateral rigidity to the neck. This rigidity prevents the neck from deflecting from the forces resulting between the threads and thread engagement lugs when the forces therebetween are increased to the level required to adequately seal the closure to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Silgan White Cap LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Szczesniak, William J. Kapolas, James M. Taber, Stephen J. Kras
  • Patent number: 8875920
    Abstract: A beverage container (1) comprises a container body (3) including an opening, a cap (5) to close the opening, and a collar (7), mountable on the container body (3). The cap (5) and the collar (7) include cooperating securement means (19, 21) by which the cap (5) may be secured to the collar (7), thereby securing the cap (5) to the container body (3) when the collar (7) is mounted on the container body (3). The cap (5), the collar (7) and the container body (3) are configured such that removal of the cap (5) from the container body (3) causes removal of the collar (7) from the container body (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Threadless Closures Limited
    Inventors: Peter Antony Farrar, John Hein, Anthony Henry Joseph Fraser, William George Dando
  • Publication number: 20140319093
    Abstract: A synthetic resin container closure does not render required initial torque and required secondary torque for unsealing excessively high, and but can fully reliably prevent slipping-out, a phenomenon where a locking device ascends while elastically climbing over a locking jaw portion, without causing breakage of a circumferential breakable line, at the time of unsealing. Such a synthetic resin container closure and a combination of the synthetic resin container closure and a container are provided. An inverted truncated cone-shaped fitting surface extending upwards at a radially outward incline from the base edge of an upper surface of the locking device is disposed in the inner peripheral surface of a tamper evident bottom section demarcated below the circumferential breakable line formed in a skirt wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Youichi Tsujiguchi, Shinji Ooka, Shinji Oomori, Mitsuo Kumata, Hiroomi Matsutani, Yuji Tomitaka, Manabu Aihara
  • Publication number: 20140305898
    Abstract: Preform (1) or preform assembly for blow moulding a container (23), wherein the preform of preform assembly has a neck portion (4), a lid element (16) being provided at the neck portion, an opening extending into the neck portion, providing access to an internal space of the preform or preform assembly. Method for blow moulding a container. Container blown from a preform or preform assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Bernardus Cornelis Johannes LANDMAN
  • Patent number: 8857637
    Abstract: A plastic container is provided that includes a hollow body portion including a lower supporting base portion; a sidewall portion extending upwardly from the base portion; and a neck portion extending upwardly from the sidewall portion. The neck portion includes a support flange having an upper and lower surface, a tamper-evident formation, and a dispensing opening at the top of the neck portion. In an embodiment, the dispensing opening has an inner diameter that is at least 22 mm, and the vertical distance from the top of the dispensing opening to the lower surface of the support flange is 0.580 inches or less. A preform and method for making a container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Darr, Edward V. Morgan
  • Patent number: 8857729
    Abstract: An irrigation sprinkler canister seal comprising a flanged screw having a threaded rod and a circular flange extending perpendicular to the rod. The seal further includes a plug piece having a threaded bore adapted to receive the threaded rod, and further including a continuous frusto-conical surface extending around an elongate axis of the plug piece, the frusto-conical surface being configured to form a circumferentially continuous fluid seal against a cylindrical rim of a cylindrical bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: National Diversified Sales, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Nourian
  • Publication number: 20140299567
    Abstract: A container for storing dispensable contents includes a tub. The tub includes a body having one or more walls extending from a base, an opening, a neck formed around the opening and extending out from the body to form a lip, and a shelf disposed on an inner perimeter of the neck and below the lip. The container also includes a removable insert disposed below the lip and above the contents. The removable insert includes a scoop implement for dispensing the contents, and an outer frame removably coupled to the scoop implement, the outer frame configured to rest on the shelf and support the scoop implement above the contents. The container also includes a closure configured to removably cover the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve
  • Publication number: 20140284299
    Abstract: A child-resistant closure system for a container includes an overcap having a pair of levers, each opposite the other and formed into a side facing of the overcap, each lever including a lower vertical member on a rear side thereof, the overcap including a pair of partial threads extending horizontally along an inner surface at the bottom of the overcap, each partial thread 180 degrees from the other, and a cylindrical collar configured to receive the overcap thereon, the collar having an opening configured to receive a dispenser tip and bottleneck of the container therethrough, the collar forming a mechanical bond with the bottleneck, the collar including a neck having a pair of neck threads formed around an external surface thereof, each neck thread 180 degrees apart from the other on the neck, each neck thread terminating at a truncated vertical wall formed on the neck external surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Launce R. Barber, Thomas J. A. Zuber, Corey R. Vaughan
  • Publication number: 20140263151
    Abstract: A canister includes a container and a closure. The container is formed to include a product-storage region to receive products and the closure is configured to seal off a brim of the container to block access to the product-receiving container when the closure is rotated in a clockwise direction. The closure includes a lid-retainer ring and a floating lid that covers a mouth of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Mark N. Russell, Charles E. Luker