Closure Members Having Alignable Openings Patents (Class 220/253)
  • Patent number: 10407224
    Abstract: A container closure device includes a closure unit (10) with a closure part (40) for opening and re-closing a container opening (23) and an operating device (50) with an operating part (60) for actuating the closure part, wherein the operating part is rotatably disposed on the closure part and can be rotated from a locked position into an unlocked position. One such operating part has a first and a second locking portion (61, 62), which are configured in such a way that, in the locked position, the two locking portions extend beyond the container opening up to an opening limiting region (24) delimiting the container opening, and that, in the unlocked position, at least one of the two locking portions does not extend beyond the container opening up to the opening limiting region delimiting the container opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: can2close GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Kleiner
  • Patent number: 10384840
    Abstract: A shaker top for dispensing products in a container, including a top unit having a peelable protective cover affixed by heat staking upon a dispensing liner having at least one perforation, the top unit affixed to a mouth of a container. A method of manufacturing a shaker top with a peelable protective cover, including the steps of affixing a peelable protective cover upon a dispensing liner by heat staking, assembling a top unit including the peelable protective cover and the dispensing liner, affixing the top unit to a mouth of a container, and covering the container with a cap. A shaker top with a peelable protective cover attached to a container, manufactured by the method of manufacture. A method of using a container having a shaker top with a freshness seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Performance Systematix, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Jeffery Fisch
  • Patent number: 10363527
    Abstract: A mixing container is disclosed having a moving grip positioned outside of its lid such that the grip is rotatable to allow contents inside the container to pour out or to prevent the pouring of contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Douglas Johnson, Matthew Saxton, Katlyn Morris
  • Patent number: 10342420
    Abstract: An endoscope accessory case includes: a case body made up of a bottom portion and an impermeable trunk portion, the case body including an opening portion provided in a top face, and a fluid introduction port configured to introduce a fluid; and an impermeable lid, the lid including a contact portion configured to come into contact with the case body, and a bubble lead-out edge located at a position apart from an inner circumference of the case body and configured to lead out bubbles separated from endoscope accessories when the endoscope accessories held in the case body are agitated by being pushed by the fluid, the lid being configured to detachably cover the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Mitsui, Shinichiro Kawachi, Hisato Kogure
  • Patent number: 10239670
    Abstract: A cap assembly connected to a container for dispensing the contents of the container includes an inner cap and an outer cap. The inner cap includes a cylindrical inner cap surface between a proximal end and a distal end that includes an inner cap opening. The outer cap is positioned over and secured to the inner cap. The outer cap includes a cylindrical outer cap surface between the proximal end and distal end, and the cylindrical outer cap surface includes an outer cap opening. The cap assembly includes an open configuration and a closed configuration. The outer cap can be rotated about the inner cap between the open configuration and the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Lee Snow, Chad Edward Aulwes
  • Cup
    Patent number: 10171898
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cup, which includes a cup body, a top part of the cup body has a rim; a cup lid, the cup lid has a bottom cover and a top cover connected with a top end of the bottom cover, and a bottom end of the bottom cover is connected with the rim, the top cover is fixed with the top end of the bottom cover through a rotary clamping structure, and the bottom cover and the top cover cooperatively form a sealed mounting cavity; and an audio broadcast device, the audio broadcast device is assembled in the mounting cavity. The disassembly and assembly processes of the top cover and the bottom cover are simple, it is much more convenience to assemble the rotary clamping structure in the mounting cavity or disassemble the rotary clamping structure from the rotary clamping structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ATAKE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuo-Tsai Lee
  • Patent number: 10118730
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plectrum (1) comprising a flat member (2) that is generally sector-shaped form a top view and has an inner face (3) and an outer face (4) from a top view, the outer face (4) having a larger peripheral size than the inner face (3). The invention is characterized in that the flat member (2) is a single piece, a slot (5) which extends into an opening (6) for a rotary bearing is provided on the inner face (3), and the flat member (2) simultaneously forms a rotatable protective clip-on-part for open beverage cans (8) or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Hannes Stuermer
  • Patent number: 10034564
    Abstract: A beverage container closure or lid that is adapted for closing an open end of a beverage container is provided. The lid is selectively couplable to the beverage container and includes a selectively openable cover that, when closed, creates a fluid-tight seal between the beverage container and the environment. The lid is provided with a dual-locking mechanism including an actuation disk locking mechanism and a press-button locking mechanism. Each locking mechanism is operable to transition between a locking position and an unlocking position and opening the cover to permit the passage of fluid requires that both locking mechanism be in their respective unlocking positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventor: Randy Sims
  • Patent number: 10023349
    Abstract: A reinforced package comprising a carton and a bag attached to the carton. The bag has an open top and a sealed bottom portion, and the carton comprises features to reinforce the shape of the formed package and allow access to the contents of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventor: Kelly R. Fitzwater
  • Patent number: 9938051
    Abstract: A container includes a movable cover for an opening of the container. The cover can be attached to the container to rotate from a first position to a second position to be disposed over the opening in the container. When the cover is in the first position, the opening is at least substantially uncovered, and when the cover is in the second position, the opening is at least substantially covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Brenda Louise Taylor Harris
  • Patent number: 9868572
    Abstract: A closure includes a body having an open bottom formed of a skirt that defines an outer periphery of the body and an end wall defining a body dispensing aperture and a raised body portion providing a closed barrier. The closure also includes a cover coupled to the end wall of the body and having a cover dispensing aperture, the cover being rotatably movable relative to the body between a dispensing position with the cover dispensing aperture substantially aligned with the body dispensing aperture, and a closed position with the cover dispensing aperture substantially aligned with the raised body portion, wherein the cover dispensing aperture includes one or more dividers defining sub-apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: GATEWAY PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve, Robert E. Proudfoot
  • Patent number: 9635964
    Abstract: A dispensing closure comprising a closure base, a dispensing disk, a magnet, and a fastener. The magnet and closure base sandwich the dispensing disk, which are all held together with the fastener. A user fills ajar with items to be dispensed and stored and then mounts the dispensing closure onto the jar with a jar screw band. To dispense the items, the user rotates the dispensing disk to an open position and then inverts the jar. To store and display, the user rotates the dispensing disk to a closed position and then attaches the jar with the magnet to a surface attracted to a magnet. The design allows for manual seal and storage in any orientation (horizontally, vertically, or some other odd angle) and for the dispensing disks to be easily switched. The dispensing closure may further comprise a spacer, which enables easier rotation of the dispensing disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Martinez-Schiferl
  • Patent number: 9624011
    Abstract: A lid includes: a brim sealing channel at a periphery of the lid; an outer sipping sidewall positioned within a circumference of the brim sealing channel and extending above the brim sealing channel; a sipping topwall adjacent to the outer sipping sidewall; a sipping port in the sipping topwall; and a central recess within the circumference of the brim sealing channel and proximate to the sipping topwall, wherein the central recess has an overhang and a bottomwall; and a rotatable closure tab includes: a central portion; a flanged-shaped structure at a first side of the central portion; a tab sidewall supported by the flanged-shaped structure; a tab topwall extending outwardly from the tab sidewall and away from the flanged-shaped structure; a sealing depression in the tab topwall; and a retention rim extending radially from the central portion and positioned between the overhang and bottomwall of the central recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: UVU TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Strachan, David Weiss
  • Patent number: 9586735
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover for opening and closing cans, in particular beverage cans, having a top circular cover component and a bottom cover component. By moving the two cover components relative to one another, at least one through-hole can be opened and re-closed by both cover components. A highly effective seal is obtained by precise coordination of the form of the top and bottom cover components, which can be increased even further by the additional use of sealing materials such as varnish, rubber, plastic or welded connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Keigan Jensen
  • Patent number: 9475623
    Abstract: A closure includes a body having an open bottom formed of a skirt that defines an outer periphery of the body and an end wall defining a body dispensing aperture and a raised body portion providing a closed barrier. The closure also includes a cover coupled to the end wall of the body and having a cover dispensing aperture, the cover being rotatably movable relative to the body between a dispensing position with the cover dispensing aperture substantially aligned with the body dispensing aperture, and a closed position with the cover dispensing aperture substantially aligned with the raised body portion, wherein the cover dispensing aperture includes one or more dividers defining sub-apertures, and wherein each of the one or more dividers includes a flat top surface and extends away from the flat surface to form a pointed bottom edge that projects toward the open bottom of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: GATEWAY PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve, Robert E. Proudfoot
  • Patent number: 9339317
    Abstract: A mixing device, for a mixable material, has at least one cartridge and a closure piece. The cartridge contains a first component of the mixable material and has a cartridge head in which at least one air opening is arranged, and the closure piece is arranged on the cartridge head in such a way that the at least one air opening in the cartridge head can be closed and opened by the closure piece. The closure piece is mounted so as to be rotatable or slideable relative to the cartridge head, and a connection extends through the cartridge head or a cartridge wall into the interior of the cartridge and connects the interior of the cartridge to a container for a second component of the mixable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Hubert Buechner
  • Patent number: 9204746
    Abstract: A training cup for children includes a cup body. A flow cap having an annular flow gap is selectively mounted to the cup body. A control ring is mounted to the flow cap for relative longitudinal movement toward and away from the cup body. The control ring includes an annular plug. In a first position the plug will block the flow gap to prevent flow from the training cup. In a second position the plug is spaced from the flow gap to allow restricted flow from the training cup. An infinite variation of positions and flow restriction are allowed between this first and second position. The control ring includes a drinking rim which has a minimum diameter of approximately 42 mm to force the child to engage the drinking rim with the lips and use it as a cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Trudeau, Maxime R. Richard, Anthony M. De Leo
  • Patent number: 9162796
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lid (8) of a container, especially a beverage can, comprising a substantially flat lid surface (9) and a preferably folded edge area, with at least one re-closeable pouring opening (10) being provided on the lid surface (9), and a substantially integral closure means (1) provided on the bottom side of the lid surface (9), which closure means is associated with the pouring opening (10) and is attached entirely to the bottom side of the lid surface (9) in a twist-proof manner, and an actuating means (6) which is in connection with the closure means (1), penetrates the lid surface (9) and is arranged accessibly from the outside on the upper side of the lid surface (9), with the closure means (1) being movable from a closed position to an open position through actuation of the actuating means (6), and with the actuating means (6) comprising a support element (12, 12?, 14, 15) which cooperates with the lid surface (9) when the closure means (1) is in the open position, with the closure m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Xolution GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Bratsch
  • Publication number: 20150114964
    Abstract: A closure includes a body having an open bottom formed of a skirt that defines an outer periphery of the body and an end wall defining a body dispensing aperture and a raised body portion providing a closed barrier. The closure also includes a cover coupled to the end wall of the body and having a cover dispensing aperture, the cover being rotatably movable relative to the body between a dispensing position with the cover dispensing aperture substantially aligned with the body dispensing aperture, and a closed position with the cover dispensing aperture substantially aligned with the raised body portion, wherein the cover dispensing aperture includes one or more dividers defining sub-apertures, and wherein each of the one or more dividers includes a flat top surface and extends away from the flat surface to form a pointed bottom edge that projects toward the open bottom of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: GATEWAY PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve, Robert E. Proudfoot
  • Patent number: 9016500
    Abstract: A universal cap to be placed on standard containers for lip balm and lipstick that contains one or more modules that house therein functional items to assist the user for personal health and safety applications. The cap includes modules that contain space for the inclusion of identifying information, interior space for a flashlight and battery, interior space for an audio alarm, an interior space to house medication, a place for a nail file and a place for a glass breaker along with a flange to allow attachment to a lanyard or similar item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Ralph Rossi
  • Lid
    Patent number: 9010567
    Abstract: A lid for covering a container having a consumable liquid. The lid comprises a top, and a first rim coupled to and supported by the top. A spout is connected to and supported by the top, and a second rim is connected to and is supported by the first rim. The lid includes a lower rim assembly, and a recess assembly coupled to a lower surface of the second rim and to an upper surface of the lower rim assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Theresa Pink, Pauline East, Stephen DeVito, Kelly Manners
  • Patent number: 9004306
    Abstract: A convertible storage container and methods are provided for the remediation of environmentally damaged articles. The container defines an interior chamber for receiving the environmentally damaged articles therein, the container having at least one container door for closing an access opening into the container. A conversion door is removably positionable with respect to the access opening so as to close the access opening with the container door in an opened condition. The conversion door includes a conversion door panel and a plurality of access ports through the door panel for connection of ducts to permit remediation of the environmentally damaged articles within the interior chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Pack-Rat Mini-Mover, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Platt, James Barbour, Shawn Potwin
  • Patent number: 8985369
    Abstract: Caps and container systems suited to dispensing products like cosmetics. Some of the caps include two portions that can be coupled together and that include a dispensing system that has at least two open positions and at least one closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Jenny DeMarco, John Lamie
  • Patent number: 8955705
    Abstract: A closure is provided that is configured to fit over a mouth of a receptacle to form a container. The closure includes a body having an open bottom formed of a skirt that defines an outer periphery of the body and an end wall defining at least one body dispensing aperture. A cover has two or more cover dispensing apertures and is rotatably coupled to the body and movable between a dispensing position with at least one of the cover dispensing apertures aligned with the body dispensing aperture, and a closed position. A handle has segments extending between each of the cover dispensing apertures, and one or more cover position stops provide a tactile or an audible indication when the cover is moved to either of the dispensing position or the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve, Robert E. Proudfoot
  • Patent number: 8919592
    Abstract: Cup lid with integrated container(s) that couples with the top of a cup. The cup and cup lid form at least two containment volumes, Embodiments enable easy containment, inclusion of fresh food, transportation and access of solid or liquid in the container and cup without disengagement of the cup lid from the cup. Contents of the lid container may be accessed, partially consumed, replaced in the container and resealed at any time as desired by the user. Additionally, an independent drop-in container within the lid cavity may be resealed and removed from the lid cavity and taken to other locations such as home, work, or car. Simplifies eating and drinking from one unified container and cup in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one cup-holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Top-That!, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Publication number: 20140361011
    Abstract: A container and lid assembly are provided. The lid assembly has a base configured to engage an opening of the container. A hole in the base allows access to an interior chamber of the container. A surface extends upwardly and outwardly from the hole to act as a funnel to direct material towards the hole. A cover is rotatably coupled to the base to allow selective access to the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: W. Richard Dyer, James T. Krause, II
  • Patent number: 8899440
    Abstract: A beverage lid comprising a lid body having an aperture for dispensing a beverage. The beverage lid has a top portion having an aperture for dispensing a beverage mounted to the lid body, a slideable arm having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the slideable arm mounted between the lid body and the top portion, a rotatable plate having at least one aperture for dispensing a beverage mounted between the body and the top portion, and a rotatable plate actuating mechanism communicating the slideable arm with the rotatable plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Broodle Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Kent M. Arnold, Troy Cooksey
  • Patent number: 8881931
    Abstract: A waterproof and breathable plug is provided. A protection net is assembled with one side or two sides of a waterproof and breathable membrane, to prevent insects from contacting and damaging the waterproof and breathable membrane. A collet is further assembled with the waterproof and breathable membrane, to prevent the waterproof and breathable membrane from moving, contracting and being deformed. The collet is also easily to be assembled in a breathable bolt. The waterproof and breathable plug is adjustable to regulate the breathing rate, fitting different electrical boxes or different weather conditions. Therefore, the problems of the prior art that the conventional waterproof and breathable membrane is easily bit by insects, the waterproof and breathable membrane has a constant-sized opening that cannot regulate the air amount, and the waterproof and breathable membrane is likely deformed due to the bad weather and high humidity and temperature are thus overcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: AVC Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Teh-Tsung Chiu
  • Patent number: 8875926
    Abstract: Container for beverages, liquids and other fluid substances which includes a plurality of sealed chambers, sealed openings in coplanar walls of the chambers, a stationary cover plate with openings in registration with the sealed openings, an opener movably mounted on the cover plate for selective engagement with seals for the openings in the walls, and a selector plate operatively connected to the opener with an opening in the selector plate that can be moved into and out of registration with the openings in the chamber walls and cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Valon Grajqevci
  • Publication number: 20140319137
    Abstract: A container with pre-guided alignment function has a container body, a cover, an engaging portion and a plurality of locking parts in the type of pre-guided alignment. The engaging parts are configured on the relative positions on the flaring rim of the container main body and the periphery of the cover in a male/female matching relationship. Said engaging parts include two locking parts and at least one long-type guided alignment part, wherein the locking parts can align to and be engaged with each other, so that the periphery of the cover can cover the flaring rim of the container body tightly. The container is set by the long guided alignment part of edge part of locking parts. The edge of the locking parts will use the long guided alignment part as alignment point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: VIGOUR PAK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Albert HSIEH, Shu-Hung Yang
  • Patent number: 8844743
    Abstract: A compressible container (200) has a cap (100) configured to engage therewith. The cap (100) includes a first valve (150), preferably in the form of first and second disks (112,120), one above another, each disk having at least one hole (113,122) therethrough. The disks are rotatable with respect to one another The holes (113,122) of the first and second disks (112,120) align in a first position to create channel therethrough and misalign in the second position to close the channel. The cap (100) may also include a second valve (130) connected to the channel. The second valve (130) may comprise a ball (134) inside a conic section tube (132). The ball (134) is designed to float on the liquid (300) so that any liquid (300) attempting to exit the container cap (100) will be prevented from doing so as the second valve (130) will be closed when the liquid forces the ball (134) into engagement with the conic section tube (132).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Giuseppe Costa
  • Patent number: 8844751
    Abstract: A waste container for disposing sanitary waste, such as soiled diapers, comprises a canister having a storage space, an opening at an upper end and a bottom at a lower end. A retainer frame is pivotally attached to the canister and has an aperture for inserting a trash bag through the aperture and folding an upper edge of the trash bag over the retainer frame. A retainer is pivotally attached to the canister and has a rim that inserts into the aperture of the retainer frame to retain the trash bag. A lid having a hole which aligns with the aperture of the retainer frame is pivotally attached to the canister for allowing the lid to pivot between a closed position covering the opening and an open position. A sliding door is coupled to the lid and is slidable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Pearhead, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Ray Sakaguchi, John Richard Omdahl, II, Tyler Fredric Allan, Michael Saburo Horito, Arthur Lee Dietrich-Croy, Clark Evan Davis, Mark Edwin Schulte
  • Publication number: 20140284330
    Abstract: A lid for a beverage container or travel mug is provided that has one or more visual indicators to identify the location of the pour spout opening of the container or mug in low light conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Colin Regan
  • Patent number: 8820563
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cooking lid (1) for preventing liquids from boiling over, having at least one passage opening (4) to which a movable closure part (3) of a closure element (2) is assigned. In order to make available a cooking lid (1) that guarantees not only a controlled cooking process but also sufficient escape of steam, and also offers a possibility of adding ingredients or liquids during the cooking process, the invention provides that the closure part (3) is disposed so as to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: GMS GmbH
    Inventor: Joern Gaumann
  • Patent number: 8813987
    Abstract: A closure (10) for a container (12) is disclosed wherein the closure has an inner part that is attachable to the container (12) around the opening of the container (12) and an outer part (20) that is receivable on the inner part (18). The inner part (18) defines at least two inner apertures (34; 36), and the outer part (20) defines at least one outer aperture (52). A bias means (60), is configured to exert a bias between the inner (18) and outer (20) parts. The outer part (20) can slide relative to the inner part (18) when received on the inner part (18), said sliding being between a rest position in which the outer aperture (52) is blocked by the inner part (18), a first dispensing position in which the outer aperture (52) is aligned with a first one of the inner apertures (36), and a second dispensing position in which the outer aperture (52) is aligned with the second of the inner apertures (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Alexander Markus Oelz, Robert James Martin
  • Publication number: 20140151408
    Abstract: Caps and container systems suited to dispensing products like cosmetics. Some of the caps include two portions that can be coupled together and that include a dispensing system that has at least two open positions and at least one closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: MARY KAY INC.
    Inventors: Jenny DeMarco, John Lamie
  • Patent number: 8720740
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reclosable closure (100) of a liquid container, in particular a beverage can (200), comprising a lid (300) that closes the liquid container by way of a flanged edge (310) and comprising a cover (400), with the lid (300) having an outlet opening (320) which can be exposed by twisting the cover (400) arranged on the lid (300), and the lid (300) comprises at least one recess (360, 361) for accommodating at least one sealing means (430) between the lid (300) and the cover (400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Xolution GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Bratsch
  • Patent number: 8714393
    Abstract: Cup lid with integrated container(s) that couples with the top of a cup. The cup and cup lid form at least two containment volumes, Embodiments enable easy containment, inclusion of fresh food, transportation and access of solid or liquid in the container and cup without disengagement of the cup lid from the cup. Coupling elements that couple the cup lid to the cup, or that couple containers to the lid cavity may be non-permanent, semi-permanent or permanent. Simplifies eating and drinking from one container and cup in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one cup-holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 8708181
    Abstract: Lid with integrated container(s) that couples with the top of a cup/can. The lid and cup/can form at least two containment volumes, Embodiments enable easy containment, inclusion of fresh food, transportation and access of solid or liquid in the container and cup/can without disengagement of the lid from the cup/can. Contents of the lid container may be accessed, partially consumed, replaced in the container and resealed at any time as desired by the user. Additionally, an independent drop-in container within the lid cavity may be resealed and removed from the lid cavity and taken to other locations such as home, work, or car. Simplifies eating and drinking from one unified container and cup in a theater or stadium having seats for example that provide one cup-holder per seat. Provides one free hand to hold a child's hand for safety while in stadiums and amusement parks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Patent number: 8678220
    Abstract: A cap system for a container includes a cap that can be coupled to an open top of a container. The cap incorporates a hole that provides for fluid communication with an interior region of the container. A closure element movably coupled to the cap defines a solid region and an open region. The closure element is disposed at an angle with respect to a portion of the cap. At least one weight is coupled to the closure element such that the closure element moves as gravity acts thereon to align the closure element's solid region with the hole when the cap is in a first or upright orientation, and to align the open region with the hole when the cap is in a second or tipped orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Herbert Morewitz, II
  • Patent number: 8678228
    Abstract: A liquid metering assembly is described and which includes a container for enclosing a source of a liquid to be dispensed; a container cap defining a dispensing aperture and a vent aperture which is releasably affixed to the container; a moveable diaphragm releasably cooperating with the container cap, and coupled in fluid flowing relation relative to the dispensing aperture, and wherein the moveable diaphragm has a valve member; and a moveable liquid volume control member which cooperates with the moveable diaphragm, and wherein, when a predetermined suction is applied to the dispensing aperture of the container cap, a user may withdraw a given volume of liquid from the beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Zak Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Steininger
  • Patent number: 8640904
    Abstract: A flow control valve is described and which includes a first portion, and a second portion, and wherein the first portion rotates relative to the second portion and wherein the invention further includes a rigid locking member which cooperates with a resilient sealing and biasing member which is carried to positions which, on the one hand, either seals the vessel to prevent the escape of fluid from the vessel, or which allows the convenient dispensing of fluid from the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Zak Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Steininger, Nick Malara
  • Patent number: 8613893
    Abstract: A sealing member includes a sealing portion that is used for a cap attached to a reagent container and covers an opening of the cap with an open-close movement by flapping around a predetermined point. The sealing portion has, on an outer circumference in the predetermined point side, an extending portion that extends outward of the opening. The extending portion contacts with an upper edge of the opening when the sealing portion covers the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Naoki Ohashi, Kiyoaki Kobayashi, Tetsuya Abe
  • 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: 8561857
    Abstract: Caps and container systems suited to dispensing products like cosmetics. Some of the caps include two portions that can be coupled together and that include a dispensing system that has at least two open positions and at least one closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Mark Kay Inc.
    Inventors: Jenny DeMarco, John Lamie
  • Publication number: 20130248529
    Abstract: A closure is provided that is configured to fit over a mouth of a receptacle to form a container. The closure includes a body having an open bottom formed of a skirt that defines an outer periphery of the body and an end wall defining at least one body dispensing aperture. A cover has two or more cover dispensing apertures and is rotatably coupled to the body and movable between a dispensing position with at least one of the cover dispensing apertures aligned with the body dispensing aperture, and a closed position. A handle has segments extending between each of the cover dispensing apertures, and one or more cover position stops provide a tactile or an audible indication when the cover is moved to either of the dispensing position or the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve, Robert E. Proudfoot
  • Patent number: 8528768
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a lid for a container, in particular to a lid for a drink container such as a paper cup. The lid is detachably mountable onto the edge of an opening of the container. The lid comprises a lower lid part with an inner outlet opening, and an upper lid part with an outer outlet opening. In an assembled position, the upper lid part is mounted rotatable relative to the lower lid part between at least two positions, such that the outlet openings are mutually aligned in one position and are without any overlap in the other position. The lower lid part has a circumferential mounting flange for overlapping the opening edge of the container, and the upper lid part has a circumferential mounting flange for overlapping the mounting flange of the lower lid part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20130213966
    Abstract: A flow control valve is described and which includes a first portion, and a second portion, and wherein the first portion rotates relative to the second portion and wherein the invention further includes a rigid locking member which cooperates with a resilient sealing and biasing member which is carried to positions which, on the one hand, either seals the vessel to prevent the escape of fluid from the vessel, or which allows the convenient dispensing of fluid from the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Jeff Steininger, Nick Malara
  • Publication number: 20130206764
    Abstract: A beverage lid comprising a lid body having an aperture for dispensing a beverage. The beverage lid has a top portion having an aperture for dispensing a beverage mounted to the lid body, a slideable arm having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the slideable arm mounted between the lid body and the top portion, a rotatable plate having at least one aperture for dispensing a beverage mounted between the body and the top portion, and a rotatable plate actuating mechanism communicating the slideable arm with the rotatable plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Kent M. ARNOLD, Troy Cooksey
  • Publication number: 20130180988
    Abstract: A bottle top apparatus comprising a first top closure connected to a lower end of a twisting member, conforming to a profile of a second top closure integrated on a bottle opening, and slidably positioned over the second top closure, is provided. A first flow opening and a first vent opening of the first top closure are configured to geometrically align with a second flow opening and a second vent opening of the second top closure respectively to pour out the bottle contents. Rotation of a screw top lid around a rim section extending from an upper end of the twisting member for removing the screw top lid, turns the twisting member to rotate the first top closure over the second top closure and misalign the first flow opening and the first vent opening with the second flow opening and the second vent opening respectively to seal the bottle opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Brent Bunderson Clark