Closures Interconnected For Common Opening Movement Patents (Class 220/255)
  • Patent number: 11299038
    Abstract: A fuel filler structure includes a vehicle body panel, a filler housing, a filler tube cap and a tether. The vehicle body panel defines a fuel filler opening. The filler housing has an outboard side and an inboard side. The outboard side is installed to the vehicle body panel at least partially surrounding the fuel filler opening and is dimensioned to receive and surround a portion of a fuel filler tube. The filler tube cap is configured to removably attach to the fuel filler tube at least partially within the filler housing. The tether is attached at a first end to the filler tube cap and is attached at a second end to the filler housing for pivoting movement about a vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Pecnak
  • Patent number: 11220393
    Abstract: An aerosol can configuration includes an outer can, an inner container and a spray head with a discharge element. The spray head has an outlet valve connected to the interior of the outer can and an outlet valve connected to the interior of the inner container. The two outlet valves are opened jointly by pressing on the spray head, so that the contents of the outer can and the contents of the inner container jointly enter the discharge element. To form a foam, the outer can contains at least 30-70% by weight isocyanate, in particular diphenylmethane 4,4?-diisocyanate, 3-15% by weight polyol with an OH number of less than 300, and 5-30% by weight liquid gas at a critical temperature of ?+70° C. At least 5-30% by weight polyol with an OH number of more than 300, and 1-10% by weight liquid gas with a critical temperature of ?+70° C. are contained in the inner container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Roland Lechner
  • Patent number: 10933826
    Abstract: An automotive bumper includes an elongated body to extend across an end of a vehicle, the elongated body has walls forming a first compartment; a lid attached to the elongated body to enclose the first compartment; an attachment device secured to one of the walls to attach the elongated body to a vehicle; a lock to secure the lid in a closed position against the elongated body; and an actuator connected to the lock and electrically coupled to an electronic device; the electronic device unlocks the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Darrel Hood
  • Patent number: 10850897
    Abstract: A container tin includes a container base with one or more storage compartments for ingestible products, and a reclosable lid with child-resistant (CR) features. The container incorporates mechanisms for creating and storing microdoses of edibles or medicaments. The CR reclosable container contains closure mechanisms, such as a latching pin and catch assembly, that present difficulties to a child attempting to open the container but that a properly trained adult can operate without undue problems to open the container. The container includes a cutter at the lid and a cutting support assembly at the base. A user places a product on the cutting support assembly, then closes the container lid to cut the product in two. This procedure can be used with cannabis products or similar psychoactive products to create microdoses below a threshold quantity that creates a perceptible psychoactive effect in the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Planet Canit, LLC
    Inventor: Hui Ho Charm
  • Patent number: 10161521
    Abstract: Apparatus to protect sealing surfaces of thief hatches are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a base attachable to a tank around an aperture in the tank. The example apparatus further includes a spacer supported by a support surface of the base. The example apparatus also includes a cover selectively moveable between a closed position covering the aperture and an open position providing access to the aperture, the spacer separating the cover from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies Tulsa, LLC
    Inventors: Istvan Bartha, Cristian Amza, John Cockerham, Vlad Cristinel Hanceanu, Silviu Vasile Rebreanu
  • Patent number: 10159982
    Abstract: A thermal cycler is provided. The thermal cycler comprises a tray assembly. The tray assembly comprises a main body made of a first material having a first thermal conductivity. The tray assembly further comprises an adaptor made of a second material having a thermal conductivity that is greater than the thermal conductivity of the first material. The thermal cycler also includes a control block configured to control the temperature of the one or more nucleotide samples. The thermal cycler further includes a thermal cover sized and positioned to at least partially cover the plurality of vessels. The thermal cycler further includes a sample block including one or more depressions configured to receive a plurality of vessels containing one or more nucleotide samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Applied Biosystems B.V.
    Inventors: Huei Yeo, Soo Yong Lau, Cong Jiang
  • Patent number: 9380722
    Abstract: A computing assembly comprises an enclosure body having opposite first and second planar surfaces, one or more storage bays operably coupled with the enclosure body (where the one or more storage bays pivot relative to the enclosure body to protrude outward from the first planar surface of the enclosure body), one or more computing node devices at least partially disposed within the enclosure body (where the one or more computing node devices include one or more circuits) and one or more memory devices disposed within the one or more storage bays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Thomas Junkins, Jonathan Randall Hinkle
  • Publication number: 20150136773
    Abstract: Provided is a cap structure of a vessel, which is coupled with the vessel to close/open the vessel. The cap structure includes an inner cap having a cylindrical shape and coupled with an upper end portion of the vessel to open/close the vessel, an outer cap having a cylindrical shape and fitted around an outer-diameter surface of the inner cap such that the outer cap is coupled with the inner cap, a component inserted into the outer cap and the inner cap, and a detachable unit to fixedly couple the component with the inner cap or the outer cap or separate the component from the inner cap or the outer cap without separating the inner cap or the outer cap from the vessel. The cap opens/closes the vessel by fixedly attaching the component to the cap disassembled from the vessel or separating the component from the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Jong-Suh CHOI
  • 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: 8950617
    Abstract: A non-penetrative vacuum blood container for storing blood sample, the non-penetrative vacuum blood container comprises: (a) a cap (1) having a number of air passages (4) at its inner wall and ridges (5) at is outer wall; (b) an enclosure (2) which includes enclosure head (8), enclosure neck (9) and enclosure chamfer (10); and (c) a tube (3) for storing blood sample; wherein the air passages (4) further includes enclosure stopper (7) close to opening (6) of the cap (1); and wherein an enclosure opening (11) is provided at the enclosure head (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Universiti Putra Malaysia
    Inventors: Abd. Rahim Bin Abu Talib, Mohd. Saleh Yahaya, Mohd. Nazim Abdul Rahman, Ummi Noor Nazahiah Binti Abdullah, Siti Aishah Adam
  • Patent number: 8889205
    Abstract: A resealable package integrity closure includes a film layer forming a top of a container and a flap defining an access opening. A sealing panel completely covers the flap of the film layer. A releasable adhesive is provided on either or both the film layer and the sealing panel for adhering the sealing panel to the film layer. The sealing panel is releasable from the film layer by pulling the sealing panel back in a peeling direction and reclosable against the top to seal the access opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. A coating of transferable material is provided on either the sealing panel or on the film layer, which is transferable therebetween to provide a visual indication that the closure has been previously opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Gladys Odette Sierra-Gomez, Ron Exner, Olav Dagestad, Alexis Julian Gracia-Lugo
  • Patent number: 8881928
    Abstract: Provided is a casing cover able to conform to the dimensional tolerance in a difference between levels of the casing. The casing cover has an upper level cover which covers two openings in the upper level of the casing and a lower level cover which covers an opening in a lower level of the casing. Furthermore, among the upper level cover and the lower level cover: one is formed with an insertion opening passing therethrough in the direction of the height of the difference in levels; and the other is provided with a guide fitting formed to a length in the direction of the height of the difference in levels, which is longer than the maximum allowable dimension of the height of the difference between levels plus a value, and inserted into the insertion opening. In addition, for purposes of preventing the guide fitting, which connects the upper level cover and the lower level cover, from slipping out of the insertion opening, a connection fitting is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakamoto, Kenjiro Shiba
  • Patent number: 8863968
    Abstract: A cap is provided for a laboratory vessel. The cap includes a lid that can be rotated relative to the laboratory vessel from a closed position to an open position. The lid includes at least one tab dimensioned and disposed for receiving manual digital pressure for opening and/or closing the lid. The tab is in an offset position to prevent a thumb or forefinger from passing over and in contact with the opening to the vessel. Additionally, the lid includes a shield inwardly from the tab for further preventing contact between a finger and the open top of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: David C. Giusti
  • Patent number: 8857638
    Abstract: An inner shell for a child-resistant closure includes radial driven lugs extending in a radially outward direction from an inner skirt and extending axially along the inner skirt, radial abutments extending in a radially outward direction from the inner skirt and extending axially along the inner skirt adjacent to and spaced apart from the radial driven lugs in a counterclockwise direction around the inner skirt, and pockets disposed between the radial driven lugs and the radial abutments. An outer shell for the closure includes radial driving lugs extending in a radially inward direction from an outer skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: BPRex Healthcare Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Brian John Brozell
  • Patent number: 8851310
    Abstract: A closure for a container comprises: a pouring spout having a neck defining a pour opening and a cover portion closing one end of the neck; a cap fittable to, and removable from, the pouring spout; a cam for transforming rotation into a stroke having a rotational component and a translational component to couple/detach the cap with/from the pouring spout; a weakening line on the end of the neck; first opening promoting mechanism on the cover portion; and second opening promoting mechanism on the cap to engage the first opening promoting mechanism upon removing the cap from the pouring spout to separate the cover portion from the neck along the weakening line; the first and second opening promoting mechanisms comprise at least one further cam element arranged along an angular portion of the annular periphery of the cover portion to enhance lifting thrust produced by the cap on the cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventor: Fabrizio Pucci
  • Publication number: 20140224800
    Abstract: A holographic sealing member for a container comprises a heat actuated sealant or adhesive layer that secures the sealing member to a container, a metal foil sealing layer over and covering and adhesively bonded to the heat actuated sealant or adhesive layer, a holographic layer over and covering and adhesively bonding to the metal foil layer having an upper plastic layer and a lower embossed image layer, and a tab over and covering and adhesively bonded to the upper plastic layer that may be pulled to remove the tab and the plastic layer from a container, thereby exposing the lower embossed image layer which must then be perforated to gain access to the contents of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll, Joseph Smelko
  • Patent number: 8746485
    Abstract: A fuel tank closure assembly includes an inner cap and an outer cover. The inner cap has a cylindrical side wall and multiple protrusions extending outward from the cylindrical side wall. The protrusions have a height less than a height of the cylindrical side wall. The outer cover has a cylindrical side wall with an inner diameter larger than an outer diameter of the inner cap. The cylindrical side wall has multiple openings and multiple hollows. The openings and the hollows in the outer cover each receive one of the protrusions to secure the cover to the cap and rotatably lock the cover and the cap together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventor: Carl Tiefenthaler
  • Publication number: 20140103043
    Abstract: A closure inner shell includes an annular skirt extending axially from a base wall and having an external thread segment. The base wall may have a central passage and the skirt may have circumferentially spaced petals. A closure outer shell may include a vented plug seal extending axially through the central passage of the inner shell, and an annular outer skirt to engage the petals of the inner shell and having an internal thread segment for threaded engagement with the external thread segment of the inner shell. A container may include a container neck bead for engagement with the petals, an inner annular sealing surface for engagement with the plug seal, and an inner annular relief to cooperate with the vented plug seal to establish a vent path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
  • Patent number: 8627968
    Abstract: A screw cap (10) for containers for liquids, comprising a first capsule (11), which is internally provided with a thread (12) and is to be screwed onto a corresponding complementary thread (13) of a neck of a bottle (14), and a second capsule (15), which surrounds said first capsule (11) and is designed to rise axially away from the first capsule (11) upon first unscrewing, by means of spacing means that act at the first rotation of the second capsule (15) with respect to the first capsule (11), means being provided for the irreversible locking of said second capsule (15) in the raised configuration relative to said first capsule (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Tapi North America S.A. de cv
    Inventor: Alberto Baban
  • Patent number: 8608006
    Abstract: A crown for a bottle or other container, the crown comprised of a pull tab ring and a pull tab secured to the crown by a rivet and one or more cut lines between the rivet and the rim of the crown. The crown may be formed from tinplate with a hardness of T4 as measured by the Rockwell 30T Hardness Scale so that the crown may be opened and removed from the container the a force of approximately 2.5 Kg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: World Bottling Cap, LLC
    Inventor: Abe Frishman
  • 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: 8596478
    Abstract: A closure for a container for sealing the contents of the container includes a cap assembly having a first portion that is insertable into a dispensing opening formed in the container and a second portion that is rotatable relative to the first portion. The cap is positionable between at least a dispensing position in which the contents of the container can be dispensed through the cap assembly and a closed position in which the contents are sealed in the container from atmospheric conditions. The closure also includes a rollable, flexible liner for receiving and holding the contents, the liner being coupled to the cap assembly and in fluid communication therewith so that the liner can initially receive the contents and later dispense the contents through the cap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew Gadzic, Samuel P. Laufer, William S. Laufer, Jack Laufer, Leopold S. Laufer
  • Patent number: 8522993
    Abstract: A container lid opener and storage device providing storage for a plurality of wheeled containers that have hinged lids. The containers used for separating different types of household waste are pushed into the device where each container lid is coupled to a single outer lid. The connecting tether assembly provides access for attaching and detaching the container lids when the single outer lid is in a closed position. The tethers are semi flexible providing sufficient slack for attaching a dethatching in addition to a maximum container lid open angle relevant to the respective outer lid open angle positioning. A single foot pedal is used to simultaneously open and close multiple containers while having the use of both hands for depositing sorted items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Neal Warren Flewelling
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8454567
    Abstract: Multi-conduit connector apparatuses for use in negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) apparatuses to wound dressing, and methods for installing multi-conduit connector apparatuses in NPWT apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Alexander Long, Aidan Marcus Tout, Larry Tab Randolph, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 8377029
    Abstract: A drug solution filling plastic ampoule having gas, steam and light ray barrier properties, a drug permeation preventing capability and an absorption/adsorption preventing capability, and a production method for the plastic ampoule. The drug solution filling plastic ampoule includes a container body, a fusion-bonded portion which seals a mouth of the container body, and a wrench-off holder tab connected to the fusion-bonded portion. The ampoule is formed from a parison including two or more layers, at least one of which is a functional layer having at least one characteristic property selected from the group consisting of a gas permeation preventing capability, a steam permeation preventing capability, a light ray permeation preventing capability, a drug permeation preventing capability and a drug absorption/adsorption preventing capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Nagao, Hideshi Okamoto, Masamitsu Izumi, Keiichi Kawakami, Fujio Inoue
  • Patent number: 8365940
    Abstract: A pull tab crown for a bottle or other container provides an opener secured to the top of the crown. The crown has an annular skirt with an annular edge. Score lines extend from the opener assembly to the skirt. One of the score lines is curvilinear and terminates at the annular edge. A second score line has as segment that extends from the opener assembly to an endpoint substantially spaced from the bottom annular edge of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: World Bottling Cap, LLC
    Inventor: Abe Frishman
  • Patent number: 8360258
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Sean Gilbert, Randy Sims
  • Publication number: 20130008903
    Abstract: Provided is a casing cover able to conform to the dimensional tolerance in a difference between levels of the casing. The casing cover has an upper level cover which covers two openings in the upper level of the casing and a lower level cover which covers an opening in a lower level of the casing. Furthermore, among the upper level cover and the lower level cover: one is formed with an insertion opening passing therethrough in the direction of the height of the difference in levels; and the other is provided with a guide fitting formed to a length in the direction of the height of the difference in levels, which is longer than the maximum allowable dimension of the height of the difference between levels plus a value, and inserted into the insertion opening. In addition, for purposes of preventing the guide fitting, which connects the upper level cover and the lower level cover, from slipping out of the insertion opening, a connection fitting is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakamoto, Kenjiro Shiba
  • Patent number: 8333290
    Abstract: A discharge cap for discharging a content liquid from a container body includes a cylinder assembly that can be tightly fitted to a mouth portion of the container body. The cylinder assembly includes a cap main body provided with a main discharge cylinder, a discharge cylinder body provided with an auxiliary discharge cylinder that is smaller in diameter than the main discharge cylinder, and a lid body for opening or closing the auxiliary discharge cylinder. Hinge-connections are provided between the cap main body and the discharge cylinder body, and between the discharge cylinder body and the lid body, for allowing a selective opening of the main discharge cylinder and the auxiliary discharge cylinder, thereby readily changing the discharge amount or discharge mode of the content liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhito Kuwahara, Yoshiyuki Kakuta, Natsuo Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 8281956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus for the storing and dispensing of products. A cartridge includes at least one sealing element adapted to engage an outer surface of an end of the cartridge to close the end of the cartridge and thereby contain dispensable contents of the cartridge. A substantially rigid outer casing is adapted to receive the cartridge. A removable member is configured to engage the at least one sealing element. The at least one sealing element is adapted such that the at least one sealing element is removed for removal from the cartridge upon removal of the removable member in a single step to enable the contents of the cartridge to be dispensed from the end of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Cadden
  • Publication number: 20120241451
    Abstract: Tamper evident devices and methods including devices that can be used with pill bottles and other packages to provide evidence of tampering by an unauthorized user are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Fred Pether, Rich Costa
  • Patent number: 8251245
    Abstract: A releasably sealable container is disclosed. The container includes a container body, a lid, a gasket and a retaining arm. The container body includes a lip defining an opening. The lid is configured to engage the opening. The lid includes a body and a frame. The gasket is configured to cooperate with the lid and the lip to seal the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Dean DiPietro, Timothy Jude Kennedy, Sherwood Forlee, Eugene Ryu Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8215511
    Abstract: A container lid with a latch handle is taught that incorporates a drinking lip, having a flared brim, configured to interface with a liquid container. A lip sealing ring is disposed on the drinking lip creating a watertight fit between the lip and the container. A lid body, having lid male threads, is configured to interface with container lid female threads, and the lid body includes a bottom cover which forms a dead air space for insulation purposes within the lid. The lid body incorporates a vertical arched handle with a snap-in hinged spring loaded latch for quick release attachment of the container lid and container securely to an object. A lid sealing ring is disposed on the lid body forming a watertight fit between the lid body and the container drinking lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Shin-Shuoh Lin
  • Publication number: 20120152952
    Abstract: A container structure having a sealing cap that is heat-sealed on a lid film In the container structure, a locking rib that can be locked and unlocked to the locking unit is formed on an edge of the sealing cap, and the container includes a lid film that is thermally attached to an upper surface of the sealing cap and an edge of which protrudes outwards from the edge of the sealing cap, and the edge of the lid film is heat-sealed onto the flange of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Tae Hong Cheong, Gu Hoan Cha, Kyoung Sik Jo, Ki Min Rhyu
  • Publication number: 20120125932
    Abstract: A resealable package integrity closure includes a film layer forming a top of a container and a flap defining an access opening. A sealing panel completely covers the flap of the film layer. A releasable adhesive is provided on either or both the film layer and the sealing panel for adhering the sealing panel to the film layer. The sealing panel is releasable from the film layer by pulling the sealing panel back in a peeling direction and reclosable against the top to seal the access opening when the sealing panel is moved back against the top. A coating of transferable material is provided on either the sealing panel or on the film layer, which is transferable therebetween to provide a visual indication that the closure has been previously opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Gladys Odette Sierra-Gomez, Ron Exner, Olav Dagestad, Alexis Julian Gracia-Lugo
  • Patent number: 8172101
    Abstract: A cap is provided for a laboratory vessel. The cap includes a lid that can be rotated relative to the laboratory vessel from a closed position to an open position. The lid includes at least one tab dimensioned and disposed for receiving manual digital pressure for opening and/or closing the lid. The tab is in an offset position to prevent a thumb or forefinger from passing over and in contact with the opening to the vessel. Additionally, the lid includes a shield inwardly from the tab for further preventing contact between a finger and the open top of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: David C. Giusti
  • Patent number: 8123038
    Abstract: A packaging system for holding an object is provided. An outer container comprising a top, a bottom, and a plurality of sides is provided. An inner container comprising a top, a bottom, and a plurality of sides is provided. A top floater is attached to the top of the outer container. The top of the inner container is attached to the top floater. A bottom floater is attached to the bottom of the outer container. The bottom of the inner container is attached to the bottom floater. An internal support is attached to the inner container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: William E. Wallace
  • Patent number: 8087532
    Abstract: A waste container includes a top chamber, a base chamber, upper and lower lids, and a drive mechanism mechanically coupling the lower lid with the upper lid. The upper lid is disposed on the top chamber and moves between a closed position covering a first opening and an open position exposing the first opening. The lower lid is disposed on the base chamber and moves between a closed position covering a second opening and an open position exposing the second opening. The drive mechanism is actuated so as to move the lower lid to the open position when the upper lid moves to the closed position from the open position. The lower lid returns to the closed position when the upper lid is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Brown Newman, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jolie Brown, Eric F. Cabahug, Benjamin F. Feldman, Rachel Katherine Newman
  • Patent number: 8056748
    Abstract: A safe device for a squeezable container includes a protective cover, a body, and a bottom cap. The protective cover includes an idle cap, an inner cap, and a mouthpiece. The idle cap is rotatably mounted around the inner cap. The body includes a compartment for receiving a squeezable container. A plurality of non-return blocks are formed on an outer periphery defining an upper opening of the body and meshable with non-return blocks on the mouthpiece to prevent the mouthpiece from disengaging from the container. The bottom cap is engaged in and seals a lower opening of the body. A rotational force applied to the idle cap can only be transmitted to the inner cap when a force greater than a predetermined magnitude is applied to move the idle cap downward to tightly engage with the outer periphery of the inner cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Fang-Pin Chen
  • Patent number: 7938412
    Abstract: A container assembly is provided that includes a base container that has an upper opening and an upper container mounted in covering relation over the upper opening of the base container. A linkage connects the upper container to the base container in a manner that allows the upper container to be displaced from the covering relation over the upper opening of the base container, so as to permit access into the base container through the upper opening. A support assembly is spaced from the base container when the upper container is displaced from the covering relation over the upper opening of the base container and wheels are disposed toward a lower portion of the container assembly. A handle is provided for rollingly transporting the container assembly on the wheels in a tilted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: The Stanley Works Israel Ltd.
    Inventor: Amir Katz
  • Patent number: 7934616
    Abstract: A flip-top closure for composite and cardboard packaging, which permits the automatic opening of a package by flipping open the lid of the closure, includes a frame base element, which is designed to be welded by its level underside to composite or card-board packaging, and has a continuous peripheral overhang that protrudes upwards in order to form a pouring neck with an interior opening. A cover that flips open and closes is fixed to the base element. A guide, or tongue, element is pivotally mounted on the base element extends over the interior expanse of the overhang and friction-fit elements act between the tongue, or guide, element and the cover to pivot the tongue downwardly by force when the cover is flipped open for tearing and pivoting away a piece of the packaging lying below the tongue or guide element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: SIG Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Josef Felber
  • Patent number: 7845653
    Abstract: A container assembly is provided that includes a base container that has an upper opening and an upper container mounted in covering relation over the upper opening of the base container. A linkage connects the upper container to the base container in a manner that allows the upper container to be displaced from the covering relation over the upper opening of the base container, so as to permit access into the base container through the upper opening. A support assembly is spaced from the base container when the upper container is displaced from the covering relation over the upper opening of the base container and wheels are disposed toward a lower portion of the container assembly. A handle is provided for rollingly transporting the container assembly on the wheels in a tilted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: ZAG Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Amir Katz
  • Patent number: 7780008
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly for the storage and distribution of solid loosely packed products unit by unit. The assembly generally comprises a storage container, a sealing means and a discharge control device inserted into the neck of the container to permit the passage of the products to be distributed. Inviolability and sealing of the container are achieved by means of a peelable heat seal, sealed thermally onto at least one surface defined by an annular, peripheral surface of the neck of the container and/or all or part of an upper surface of the device and/or a surface of a distribution opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Airsec S.A.S.
    Inventor: Benoit Portier
  • Patent number: 7766191
    Abstract: A dispensing system for simultaneously dispensing a plurality of reactive materials. The system includes a multiple-barreled syringe having at least two barrels joined by a flange and containing respective different reactive materials. Parallel plungers joined by a flange force sealing members through the barrels to discharge the materials. A static mixer element having an applicator attaches to the syringe, and a means for re-sealing the syringe for subsequent use is provided. A sliding clip engaging a complementary shape removably fixes a loose static mixer element to the syringe, reducing the risk of misplacement and loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Jackson, Rhonda Williams
  • Patent number: 7734217
    Abstract: A sheet post-processing apparatus of the invention includes a sheet guiding unit configured to have plural components including paper carrying components be attached thereto, a tray onto which a sheet of paper is discharged, and a protection cover attached to the sheet guiding unit at a portion in close proximity to the tray side. A protection cover has a cover main body, a screw attachment portion, a screw cover that covers the screw attached to the screw attachment portion, and a slit used for the tip end of the screw cover to be inserted into the cover main body to be fixed thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shouichi Dobashi
  • Patent number: 7721904
    Abstract: A hydraulic access cover assembly for a hydraulic reservoir tank that provides a self-centering and anti-rotation feature for quick and positive sealing of the tank. Tabs located on the inner cover interlock with tabs incorporated into the tank access hole to provide the self-centering and anti-rotation features. This system eliminates the need to weld anything to the tank, which eliminates a potential contamination source of the hydraulics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Jeff Fleenor
  • Publication number: 20100102061
    Abstract: A lid opening and closing device includes a first lock mechanism 5 for retaining a fully-closed position of lids 3a, 3b, a torsion coil spring 6 for accumulating an urging force in a direction so as to open the lids, and a release button 4 for unlocking the first lock mechanism. When the release button is pressed, the lids automatically open. The lid opening and closing device further includes a compression coil spring 9 for accumulating an urging force which allows the lids to move to a halfway position in a closing direction from a fully-open position, and a second lock mechanism 11 for retaining the compression coil spring in a compression position. When the release button is pressed at the fully-open position of the lids, the second lock mechanism is unlocked and the lids move to the halfway position in the closing direction. The urging force is accumulated in the torsion coil spring and the compression coil spring by manually moving the lids to the fully-closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7648037
    Abstract: A lid structure for opening and closing an opening in an upper portion of a reagent container includes an outer lid member attached to the reagent container and having a first opening corresponding to the opening of the reagent container, an inner lid member arranged inward of the outer lid member, attached to the outer lid member in a vertically movable manner, and having a second opening opposing the first opening, and a rotator having a through hole, arranged inward of the inner lid member, engaging with the outer lid member and the inner lid member via an engaging unit in a rotatable manner around a horizontal axis. The engaging unit rotates the rotator to open the opening when the inner lid member performs a downward opening operation, and rotates the rotator to close the opening when the inner lid member performs an upward closing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20090223959
    Abstract: A cap for a fluid container that includes an outer member and an inner member is provided. The outer member has an inner surface that has at least one finger projecting away therefrom. The inner member is located within the outer member and may rotate relative to the outer members. The inner member also has a recess that has a plurality of ratchet teeth to engage the at least one finger of the outer member. Each ratchet tooth has a torque limiting surface against which the at least one finger is capable of transmitting torque up to a threshold and against which the at least one finger is capable of slipping when the threshold is exceeded. The inner member rotates relative to the outer member when the at least one finger slips against the torque limiting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: William J. Schulz, Randal D. Leiser, Steven T. Roule