Secondary Closure Guided In Reciprocating Movement Patents (Class 220/254.9)
  • Patent number: 11358762
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a container lid including a resealable closure mechanism. The container lid includes a lid housing having a recess, a rim, an opening, and a connector portion. The container lid additionally contains a sliding actuator that moves in a first direction and a second direction. Further, the container lid has a sealing mechanism that moves in a third direction and a fourth direction, wherein the third direction and the fourth direction are in a plane of movement which is perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: IGLOO PRODUCTS CORP.
    Inventors: Jamison C. Harris, Nicholas J. DeKeyser, Vincent Tsai
  • Patent number: 11312547
    Abstract: A closure for a drinking bottle, including a securing element for releasably arranging the closure on a lid of the drinking bottle, a pretensioned pivot element which is arranged on the securing element so as to be pivotable away from said clamping element about a pivot axis, and a seal which is arranged on a pivot element that pivots out. The securing element includes a first clamping element, a second clamping element and a spring. The two clamping elements are arranged on one another so as to be linearly displaceable in one direction and the spring is arranged between the two clamping elements in the direction of displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SIGG SWITZERLAND BOTTLES AG
    Inventor: Simon Siegenthaler
  • Patent number: 11021304
    Abstract: An example lid assembly can include a lid and a slider. The lid can include a wall defining a recess. The slider can be configured to slide in the recess and can be configured to move between a closed position where the slider covers the opening to aid in preventing spilling of contents of the container and an opened position where the slider uncovers the opening such that the contents of the container can be consumed. The slider can be configured to be removable from the lid and can be replaced back on the lid. Additionally, the slider can be configured to lock into place on the recess in both the closed position and the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, John Alan Tolman, Steve Charles Nichols
  • Patent number: 11014720
    Abstract: An example lid assembly can include a lid and a slider. The lid can include a wall defining a recess. The slider can be configured to slide in the recess and can be configured to move between a closed position where the slider covers the opening to aid in preventing spilling of contents of the container and an opened position where the slider uncovers the opening such that the contents of the container can be consumed. The slider can be configured to be removable from the lid and can be replaced back on the lid. Additionally, the slider can be configured to lock into place on the recess in both the closed position and the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, John Alan Tolman, Steve Charles Nichols
  • Patent number: 10807537
    Abstract: A covering device for a storage compartment of a vehicle includes a cover that is slidably mounted for movement between a closed position and an open position. An actuating element is arranged on the cover for manually actuating the cover to be moved along a movement direction between the closed position and the open position. In the closed position a latching part of the cover engages a projection to lock the cover in the closed position. A spring bias is provided to bias the latching part of the cover into engagement with the projection when the cover is in the closed position. The latching part and the projection are engaged in such a way that a locking action of the latching part on the projection is released by manual actuation of the actuating element in the movement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Markus Englert, Joachim Pestke
  • Patent number: 10232993
    Abstract: An example lid assembly can include a lid and a slider. The lid can include a wall defining a recess. The slider can be configured to slide in the recess and can be configured to move between a closed position where the slider covers the opening to aid in preventing spilling of contents of the container and an opened position where the slider uncovers the opening such that the contents of the container can be consumed. The slider can be configured to be removable from the lid and can be replaced back on the lid. Additionally, the slider can be configured to lock into place on the recess in both the closed position and the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, John Alan Tolman, Steve Charles Nichols
  • Patent number: 10232992
    Abstract: An example lid assembly can include a lid and a slider. The lid can include a wall defining a recess. The slider can be configured to slide in the recess and can be configured to move between a closed position where the slider covers the opening to aid in preventing spilling of contents of the container and an opened position where the slider uncovers the opening such that the contents of the container can be consumed. The slider can be configured to be removable from the lid and can be replaced back on the lid. Additionally, the slider can be configured to lock into place on the recess in both the closed position and the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, John Alan Tolman, Steve Nichols
  • Patent number: 10183789
    Abstract: A lid lifting mechanism with sliding closure is disclosed, which comprises a lid body pivoted with a lifting cover and assembled with a sliding block. When the lid body is covered by the lifting cover, the lifting cover is positioned by pushing the sliding block forward; and when the sliding block is pushed backward, the lifting cover is opened for convenient to drink the beverage. Therefore, the components in the lid lifting mechanism with sliding closure is less, not only decreasing the cost, but also make the assembly of thereof quick. Furthermore, the lifting mechanism with sliding closure is disassembled and cleaned conveniently, and the dirty is not easy to accumulate in it, increasing the actually utility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Tsai-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10124942
    Abstract: An example lid assembly can include a lid and a slider. The lid can include a wall defining a recess. The slider can be configured to slide in the recess and can be configured to move between a closed position where the slider covers the opening to aid in preventing spilling of contents of the container and an opened position where the slider uncovers the opening such that the contents of the container can be consumed. The slider can be configured to be removable from the lid and can be replaced back on the lid. Additionally, the slider can be configured to lock into place on the recess in both the closed position and the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, John Alan Tolman, Steve Nichols
  • Patent number: 9943104
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the disclosed technology, disclosed is a kit for storing a substance and one or more tools for preparing the substance for recreational or medicinal use. The kit may include a body with a first end and a second end; a grinder compartment positioned next the second end of the body, where the grinder compartment is configured to rotate about the body; at least a first item compartment and a second item compartment located in the body for storing tools needed to prepare a substance for recreational or medicinal use; a storage compartment for storing the substance; and a sidewall attached to a side of the body such that the sidewall slides in an upward and downward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: FD Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan Simon
  • Patent number: 9795165
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a tobacco product package device can be used to enhance freshness and other characteristics of tobacco products or other products contained therein. Certain features can improve product freshness both during shelf life and during consumer use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
    Inventors: David Karl Bried, James Arthur Strickland, Mark T. Nielsen, Frank Scott Atchley, Lamar Eugene Walters, II, Gregory A. Pace
  • Patent number: 9682797
    Abstract: Safety cover mechanism for a container that comprises: a sealer; tracks positionable over the upper surface of the container; and a shutter member slidable over the tracks such as to allow covering and revealing the opening by sliding the shutter member over the tracks. The safety cover mechanism is configured such that sliding of the shutter member over the tracks away from the location of the opening of the container causes at least a portion of the sealer to unseal the opening thereby indicating that the container has been opened. A safety mechanism for containers with a pull or a stay-on tab and a press button sealer, where the tab pivotally connects to the container upper surface via a connecting element, wherein the safety mechanism is configured to prevent rotation of the tab over the axis of the connecting element for preventing unauthorized penetration to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: SEALTAP GMBH
    Inventors: Ismail Omar Dabbur, Dov Barkay
  • Patent number: 9637284
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing lid is described and which includes a lid body which cooperates with a fluid dispensing vessel, and where the lid body defines a drinking aperture; an elongated fluid dispensing member movably cooperates with the upper surface of the lid body so as to selectively occlude the drinking aperture; and an elastomeric biasing member biasingly couples the elongated fluid dispending member to the lid body and further biasingly urges the elongated fluid dispensing member into an orientation where the elongated fluid dispensing member occludes the drinking aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Zak Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade Maple, Jeff Steininger
  • Patent number: 9617046
    Abstract: Beverage lid apparatuses for directing scent to a user are provided. In some embodiments, a beverage lid apparatus can be configured to attach to a beverage container and, by way of a drinking aperture on the lid, direct the scent of a beverage in the beverage container to the nose of a user when the user drinks from the drinking aperture. For example, the size and shape of the drinking aperture can be configured to allow scent from the beverage container to pass through the drinking aperture and above the flow of the beverage, upward into the nose of the user when the user drinks from the drinking aperture. In some embodiments, a beverage lid apparatus can further include a sliding cover configured to prevent spillage and/or contain heat and/or aroma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Nathan Sato
  • Patent number: 9565958
    Abstract: A lid for a beverage container includes: a cap main body that attaches to an upper aperture part of a beverage container main body; and a liquid stopping member that is installed on the cap main body in a detachable manner, the cap main body includes a liquid through-hole that is formed by notching a part of an outer periphery of the cap main body, the liquid stopping member engages along external surfaces of liquid through-hole walls that form the liquid through-hole in addition to engaging with an engagement groove that is formed on an external surface of the cap main body, and an airflow opening is formed in a back part of the liquid stopping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignees: Thermos L.L.C., Thermos K.K.
    Inventors: Zhenjun Liu, Shin Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 9517866
    Abstract: An improved easy opening closure wherein a cover panel is bonded to a container end panel around the perimeter of an aperture through the end panel. A rotating lever is connected to a proximal lever through a rivet acting as a fulcrum such that, as pressure is applied to rotate the rotating lever axially around the rivet, the force is magnified which allows the proximal lever selectively debonds an isolated region of the perimeter, thereby allowing pressure within the container to escape. Continued rotation of the rotating lever further debonds the cover panel from the end panel. The leading edge of the rotating lever wedges between the end panel and the cover panel at the opposite edge of the aperture, thereby cleaving and debonding the connection between the panels at that edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HeatGenie, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan Coffey, William L. Warrenburg
  • Patent number: 8998031
    Abstract: A container for disposing of waste includes a receptacle and a first pivoting member functionally associated with the receptacle. The first pivoting member includes a first disposal surface. A second pivoting member functionally associated with the receptacle includes a second disposal surface. The second pivoting member is operatively coupled to the first pivoting member such that waste deposited on either the first disposal surface or the second disposal surface causes concurrent counter rotation of both the first pivoting member and the second pivoting member to dispose of the waste into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Stericycle, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Goldstein, Kevin A. Pollack, John C. Japuntich, Scott I. Biba, Mark S. Dirr
  • Patent number: 8939318
    Abstract: An adhesive melter includes a melter tank with an interior communicating with a top opening, a sealing flange surrounding the top opening, and a lid assembly. The lid assembly includes guide rails and a lid for sliding on the guide rails between an open position exposing the top opening a closed position over the top opening. The lid includes a closure surface that slides generally along a plane of the sealing flange when the lid slides on the guide rails, and the closure surface also moves in a direction transverse to the plane defined by the sealing flange simultaneous to this sliding movement. The sliding movement of the lid enables an operator to grasp the handle and control the lid movement over the full range of lid movement, while the transverse movement of the closure surface avoids stiction forces from preventing sliding movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Charles P. Ganzer, Scott D. Walker
  • Publication number: 20150021327
    Abstract: A layered structure for a paper box includes an inner box, an outer cover and a carrying plate. The inner box is formed with a first opening, and a stepped surface is formed at the inner edge of the first opening. The outer periphery of the carrying plate is formed with a flange, and the carrying plate is disposed in the first opening and the flange thereof is supported by the stepped surface. The outer cover is formed with a second opening, the second opening is sleeved with the first opening, and the outer cover is served to cover the first opening and cover outer sides of the inner box. Because the stepped surface is integrally formed in the inner box, the manufacture procedure of the layered structure for a paper box can be simplified thereby reducing material stock and lowering production cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Chien-Kuan KUO, Chun-Huang HUANG
  • Patent number: 8931656
    Abstract: A recloseable and resealable beverage can end closure includes a base plate beneath the center panel and a tab plate above the center panel. The closure is slidable relative to the center a panel to uncover the pour aperture and then to position the closure over the pour aperture to enable resealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Ramsey, Christopher Althorpe, Michael Unwin, Vincent Manaut, Florian Christian Gregory Combe, Mark Jonathan Prestidge, Iain Charles Edward Stuart, Sylvia Maria Farrow, Alexandre Paris
  • Patent number: 8931657
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical container including a bottle having a bottom wall and side walls. A ridge proximate to the bottom wall projects from an interior surface of at least one of the side walls, to facilitate nested stacking of a plurality of bottles. One or more of the side walls includes a cover locking receptacle proximate to the top end of the side wall. The pharmaceutical container also includes a cover including a sliding lid contained in a cover housing. The cover housing has a top wall, which includes an opening, and cover side walls. A child-resistant closure mechanism is also provided to limit the movement between the sliding lid and the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Pioneer Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Volker Kientzle, Nathan T. King
  • Patent number: 8919593
    Abstract: A lid assembly includes a lid, which defines openings and a guide channel, and a body slidably engaging the lid and defining protrusions that correspond with the openings. A resiliently deformable member of the body is guided within the guide channel of the lid. The body is movable between a first position in which the openings and protrusions are aligned to block fluid flow and a second position in which the openings and protrusions are misaligned to allow fluid flow through the lid. The body is biased in the direction of the first position by the resiliently deformable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Russell Sinacori, Douglas Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20140367388
    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 slid door is coupled to the lid and is slidable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Ray Sakaguchi, John RIchard Omdahl, II, Tyler Fredric Allan, Michael Saburo Horito, Arthur Lee Deitrich-Croy, Clark Evan Davis, Mark Edwin Schulte
  • Patent number: 8887937
    Abstract: A two-part closure for use in conjunction with a liner. An upper part of the closure is substantially plate like and clips or snaps onto the lower part of the closure. The lower part of the closure includes recessed vents which allow air and/or moisture to escape from beneath the closure. The lowest part of the closure has sidewalls with interior threads or a snap-on rib, as desired. The upper portion of the lower part is open, with crossing ribs positioned a spaced distance above the sealing lip for the lower part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Phoenix Closures, Inc.
    Inventor: Len Ekkert
  • Publication number: 20140332492
    Abstract: A plug in accordance with one aspect of the present invention is a plug for a container for containing a liquid, the plug comprising a plug body, a lid adapted to engage the plug body, and a columnar elastic body contained in the plug body and pierceable with an extraction needle; the plug body having an elastic body storage part for storing the elastic body, a liquid guide path communicating with the elastic body storage part, a plurality of axially extending longitudinal ribs formed on an inner wall surface facing the elastic body storage part, and axially extending groove parts formed between the plurality of longitudinal ribs, while a circle passing vertexes of the plurality of longitudinal ribs has a diameter smaller than that of the elastic body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Takekuni Seki, Kiyoshi Wada
  • Publication number: 20140332533
    Abstract: A closure with a locking mechanism, particularly developed for containers or packaging of fluid products with different consistencies, said closure provided with ergonomic lines which facilitate its handling and further provided with a locking mechanism consisting of a locking pin and a housing to protect the content of the container, safeguarding its properties for a longer period of time, and protecting the user during handling of said dispenser, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Marcelo Santarelli, Timothy M. Mazurkiewicz, Luis Agustin Barrera, Hernan Gabriel Torres
  • Patent number: 8875919
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a stopper (1) for closing a dispensing opening (70) of a container (8). The stopper comprises a body element (2) for closing the dispensing opening, the body element having a top face (20) and a bottom face (22), the bottom face being directed towards the inside of the container; a moving element (3) which is situated at the top face (20) of the body element (2), wherein the moving element is movable relative to the body element from an initial position in which the moving element does not extend beyond the outer extension of the top face (20) in the plane of the top face of the body element, to an opening position in which the moving element is moved relative to the body element to extend at least partly beyond the outer extension of the top face (20) of the body element (2) in the plane of the body element, wherein the moving element provides, in the opening position, a gripping surface (32) for a user to remove the body element from the dispensing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Production (France) SAS
    Inventors: Stephane Rault, Jacquy Lebon
  • Patent number: 8863979
    Abstract: A lid assembly for a beverage container having a lid housing, a seal assembly and a trigger member. The seal assembly has one or more drink seals that engage a corresponding one or more drink apertures to close the drink apertures. The seal assembly is rotatedly connected to the lid housing and movable between a use position and a cleaning position for cleaning. The trigger member is connected to the lid housing and is capable of engaging the seal assembly in the use position, but not in the cleaning position. The trigger member is connected to the seal assembly such that the vent aperture is opened during a first portion of the operation of the trigger, and the drink apertures are opened during a second portion of the operation of the trigger so that the vent aperture is opened before the drink apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Ignite USA, LLC
    Inventors: Sami M. El-Saden, Daniel M. Wodka, Joe Y. Chiou
  • Publication number: 20140305941
    Abstract: A lid and closure member assembly for placement on a container is provided. The lid includes a cover portion, an access port and an elongated channel defined in the cover portion. The channel may include two opposing side walls, two opposing end walls and a bottom. The channel's side walls can each include an inwardly-projecting lip forming an undercut for slidably receiving a portion of the closure member. The closure member includes an access port cap, a retainer slidably received within the channel and a strap extending between the access port cap and the retainer. The closure member is selectively movable between open and closed positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Don Hodge
  • Patent number: 8857644
    Abstract: Containers comprising a closure system comprising a fixed element and a movable closure element are disclosed. The containers may be constructed to be resealable and improve sanitary conditions of the dispensing portion and allow for easier opening with the ability to be reclosed, over a conventional container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: B.E. Inventive, LLC
    Inventor: Evan Ira Phillips
  • Publication number: 20140299600
    Abstract: A closure capsule comprising a base for fitting on an opening of a container, having an upper surface provided with a dispensing orifice; a cover comprising a device for closing off said dispensing orifice, said cover being able to move with respect to the base between a closed position and an open position in which said closing-off device frees said dispensing orifice, said closing-off device comprising a rolling element arranged so as to rotate in the cover and designed to close off the dispensing orifice when the cover is in the closed position and to roll on the upper surface of the base when said cover is moved between its open and closed positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Marc Chevalier
  • Patent number: 8844762
    Abstract: A lid assembly for a beverage container having a lid housing, a seal assembly and a trigger member. The seal assembly has a drink seal to close the drink aperture. The seal assembly is rotatedly connected to the lid housing and movable between a use position and a cleaning position to allow the drink aperture to be open for cleaning. The trigger member is connected to the lid housing and is capable of engaging the seal assembly in the use position, but it cannot engage the seal assembly in the cleaning position. Additionally, a trigger lock is connected to the lid housing to prevent engagement of the seal assembly by the trigger member when the trigger lock is locked. The trigger lock may also contain a visual indicator to indicate that the lock is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ignite USA, LLC
    Inventors: Joe Y. Chiou, David Joseph, Paul Hurley
  • Patent number: 8833585
    Abstract: A can end combination, a resealable beverage can, and a method of sealing a beverage can are disclosed. The can end combination may include a metal can end and a resealable closure coupled to the can end. The can end may include a center panel having an aperture formed therethrough. The closure may include a base plate and a top plate coupled to the base plate. The closure may have a sealed position in which the base plate contacts the center panel about the aperture to form at least one of a bore seal and a face seal. The closure may also have an intermediate position in which the base plate is proximate the aperture but the closure is devoid of the bore seal and the face seal. The closure may also have a fully open position in which the aperture is exposed to enable pouring liquid through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Ramsey, Sylvia Maria Farrow, Florian Christian Gregory Combe, Graham Martin Gossedge, Philip Norman Horton, Andrew Jonathan Sant
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8794469
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lid (100) of a container, especially a beverage can, comprising a substantially flat lid surface (101) and a preferably folded edge area (102), and at least one pouring opening (103) arranged on the lid surface (101), which pouring opening can be closed in a gas-tight and/or fluid-tight manner by way of at least one closure element (120) arranged in the region of the underside of the lid surface (101) facing the interior of the container, with the closure element (120) being movable from a closed position to an open position by an actuating element (110), and at least one pressure equalizing device is provided which cooperates with the at least one actuating element (110), wherein the at least one pressure equalizing device comprises at least one closing element (112, 113), and at least one pressure equalizing opening (123) is provided which is closeable by means of the at least one closing element (112, 113, 114) when the actuating element (110) is in the closed position and can be
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Xolution GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Bratsch
  • Patent number: 8783493
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of packages of consumable product provided with a substantially plane wall (15) and fitted with an orifice (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: 3L Distribution
    Inventors: Franck Lucas, Philippe Lutringer, Michel Laville
  • Patent number: 8746515
    Abstract: A closure for a container has an upper part (1) that can be connected to the container. The upper part (1) has an opening (2) and an outer hollow body (3). An inner hollow body (4) is arranged coaxially in the outer hollow body (3) with an intermediate space therebetween. A lower part (7) in the form of a hollow body can be displaced longitudinally in the intermediate space. A plug (5) is held coaxially in the lower part (7) and opens or closes the opening as the lower part (7) is displaced longitudinally in the intermediate space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
    Inventors: Shahmir Fatherazi, Gerhard Greller, Oscar-Werner Reif, Magali Barbaroux, Michael Bates
  • Patent number: 8727166
    Abstract: A lid for covering an interior of a medical waste receptacle base. The lid includes a cover having a generally circular opening. The opening including an upper rim surrounding an upper central axis and a lower rim surrounding a lower central axis that is non-co-linear with the upper central axis. The lid includes a generally circular closure sized for blocking the opening. The lid includes a guide extending along the cover. In the open position, the closure is at least partially out of alignment with the opening. In the closed position, a center axis of the closure is aligned with the upper central axis to block the opening. The closure is moveable from the closed position to a locked position in which the center axis of the closure is coincident with the lower central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Mark Brian Finnestad
  • Publication number: 20140117016
    Abstract: A lid and closure member assembly for placement on a container is provided. The lid includes a cover portion, an access port and an elongated channel defined in the cover portion. The channel may include two opposing side walls, two opposing end walls and a bottom. The channel's side walls can each include an inwardly-projecting lip forming an undercut for slidably receiving a portion of the closure member. The closure member includes an access port cap, a retainer slidably received within the channel and a strap extending between the access port cap and the retainer. The closure member is selectively movable between open and closed positions. The access port cap may cover the access port when the retainer is in a first position within the channel or may be at least partially received within the channel when the retainer is in a second position within the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: HUHTAMAKI, INC.
    Inventor: Don Hodge
  • Patent number: 8695834
    Abstract: A carrier is configured to hold a container having a door mounted for reciprocation between opened and closed positions. The carrier includes a body adapted to receive the container as well as an extension coupled for reciprocal movement with respect to the body. The extension is adapted for engagement with the door of the container, and the reciprocal movement of the extension is adapted to reciprocate the door of the container between the opened and closed position. A container system including a container and the carrier is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Panek, Jr.
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140008364
    Abstract: A lid for covering an interior of a medical waste receptacle base. The lid includes a cover having a generally circular opening. The opening including an upper rim surrounding an upper central axis and a lower rim surrounding a lower central axis that is non-co-linear with the upper central axis. The lid includes a generally circular closure sized for blocking the opening. The lid includes a guide extending along the cover. In the open position, the closure is at least partially out of alignment with the opening. In the closed position, a center axis of the closure is aligned with the upper central axis to block the opening. The closure is moveable from the closed position to a locked position in which the center axis of the closure is coincident with the lower central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Mark Brian Finnestad
  • Patent number: 8602236
    Abstract: A bottle including a hollow removable closure. The bottle can include a base portion enclosing a substantially hollow interior, the base portion including a mouth in fluid communication with the interior, a removable closure enclosing a substantially hollow reservoir, the removable closure including an opening in fluid communication with the reservoir and a stopper removably sealing the opening, wherein a portion of the closure is receivable within the mouth of the base portion such that the opening of the closure is received through the mouth and a liquid-tight seal is formed between the base portion and a portion of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: RNR IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew F. Herbst
  • Patent number: 8573431
    Abstract: A beverage container closure that is adapted for closing an open end of a beverage container. The lid is selectively couplable to the beverage container and includes a selectively openable stopper that when closed, creates a fluid-tight seal between the beverage container and the environment. The stopper may be selectively opened by a user pressing a button disposed on a side of the beverage container closure. The stopper is subsequently automatically closed when the user releases the button. Thus, the user may open and close the beverage container closure using a single hand without the need to remove the beverage container closure from the beverage container. The beverage container closure includes a venting mechanism configured to vent the beverage container before the stopper is opened when the user depresses the button, thereby allowing pressure in the beverage container to equalize before the stopper is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventors: Seth Shepard, Joseph Daniel Tomascheski
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8534487
    Abstract: A battery cover assembly (100) includes a housing (10), a button assembly (20), a driving assembly (30), and a back cover (40). The button assembly includes a button portion (21) and a first latching portion (23). The back cover has a second latching portion (451). The driving assembly is configured for driving the back cover along a second axis. The button assembly is mounted on the housing and is movable along a first axis. The back cover covers the housing and is movable along the second axis. The first latching portion engages with the second latching portion in order to lock it to the back cover. When the button portion is pressed to move along the first axis, the second latching portion disengages from the first latching portion, and the back cover is moved along the second axis, under the force of the driving assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Jin-Jiang Luo, Tai-Jun Liu, Gang Yang, Jun Wang, Peng-Jin Ge, Hsiao-Hua Tu
  • Publication number: 20130206765
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure (10) for a container (20) is provided. The closure (10) comprises a first portion (25) including inner (35) and outer (45) parts, and a second portion (30). The outer part (45) is movable relative to the inner part (35) from a first position in which the outer part (45) is immediately adjacent the second portion (30) to a second position in which there is an empty unobstructed gap (G) therebetween. The inner (35) and outer (45) parts are adapted to become irreversibly locked in the second position so that the outer part (45) cannot be moved back to the first position to close the gap (G). A combination of such a closure (110) with an in-bore filament (100) connectable to a container (120) is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventor: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
  • Patent number: 8464895
    Abstract: A drinking vessel and lid assembly that is adapted for selectively opening an open end of the drinking vessel. The lid is selectively couplable to the drinking vessel and includes a selectively openable stopper that when closed, creates a fluid-tight seal between the drinking vessel and the environment. The stopper may be selectively opened by a user by the user pressing a button disposed on a side of the drinking vessel at a location where a user normally grasps the drinking vessel. The stopper is subsequently automatically closed when the user releases the button. Thus, a user may open and close the stopper using a single hand operation without the need to remove the lid from the drinking vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Sean Gilbert, Randy Sims
  • Publication number: 20130134164
    Abstract: A beverage container closure or lid that is adapted for closing an open end of a beverage container. The lid is selectively couplable to the beverage container and includes a selectively openable stopper that when closed, creates a fluid-tight seal between the beverage container and the environment. The stopper may be selectively opened by a user by the user pressing a button disposed on a side of the beverage container closure. The stopper is subsequently automatically closed when the user releases the button. Thus, a user may open and close the beverage container closure using a single hand without the need to remove the beverage container closure from the beverage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: PACIFIC MARKET INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventor: Pacific Market International, LLC
  • Patent number: 8432249
    Abstract: An advanced transitional cup (ATC) for training developing children and developmentally-challenged individuals to drink from a cup. The ATC includes a lid with a small fluid aperture and an electric air valve. A microcontroller located in the base of the ATC converts a user-defined “flow rate” into a PWM voltage signal that successively opens and closes the air valve. A higher flow rate results in a PWM signal that opens the air valve for longer spans of time and closes the air valve for shorter spans of time as compared to a lower flow rate, thereby allowing more air to enter the ATC and fluid to be expressed from the fluid aperture more readily. A touch sensor on the sidewall of the ATC prevents the air valve from being opened, and thus fluid from exiting the fluid aperture, unless a drinker is touching the touch sensor, thereby preventing accidental spills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Miami University
    Inventors: Michael Bailey-VanKuren, Donna R. Scarborough