Line Of Weakness Extends Circumferentially Of Receptacle Mouth Patents (Class 220/276)
  • Patent number: 9850043
    Abstract: A lid and tray assembly includes at least two lift tabs and/or indentations at separated but not directly opposing locations about the lid periphery that can be actuated simultaneously or sequentially to provide two distinct locations from which initial disengagements can extend and merge to enable easy removal of the entire lid. Embodiments further include locations that can be pressed while corresponding tabs are lifted. Some embodiments include a peripheral skirt that is short enough to allow a user's fingers to pass beneath and support the tray sidewalls when lifting the tray-lid assembly from a horizontal surface, avoiding any need for the lid engagement to bear the weight of the tray and its contents. Lid-tray engagement can be by means of inserting a lid peripheral rim into a tray lip groove, or by engaging a lid rim undercut with a tray lip undercut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Waddington North America, Inc
    Inventors: Ashish K Mithal, Matthew J Wichmann, William A Gallop
  • Patent number: 9345461
    Abstract: Forming a proximal anastomosis on an aortic wall includes method and instrumentation and apparatus for forming an aortic puncture and inserting into the vessel through the puncture a fluid-impervious sealing element with a protruding retainer. An anastomosis of a graft vessel over the puncture is partially completed with the retainer of the sealing element protruding through the partial anastomosis. The retainer facilitates removal of the sealing element from the partial anastomosis prior to completion of the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC
    Inventors: Albert K. Chin, Dwight Morejohn, Charles S. Taylor, Steven B. Choi, Eugene Reis, John W. Davis, Geoffrey H. Willis, Edward A. Pineda, Kushal P. Vepa
  • Patent number: 9285033
    Abstract: A pressure vessel closure for an access opening that has a sealing surface surrounding the access opening and one of either a diaphragm or insert that spans the access opening with a peripheral flange that rests on the sealing surface. The insert or diaphragm has a continuously rounded portion that extends into the access opening and a cover extends over the insert or diaphragm. A gasket is interposed between the flange of the insert and the sealing surface or a fillet weld attaches the flange of the diaphragm to the sealing surface. A locking device secures the cover to a wall of the pressure vessel and urges the flange against the sealing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Edwin Demoise, Jr., Robert Leslie Sylvester
  • Patent number: 8978915
    Abstract: A can end that is attached to a metal can body with a bottom end forming a cavity that may be filled with food, liquid, etc. The can end is made of metal with a bead configuration located in the outer circumference of the can end that increases its resistance to deformation when subjected to high pressure cooking environments and assists in preventing the can end from separating along the frangible score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Silgan Containers LLC
    Inventors: Lynn A. Burleson, Jr., John L. Phillips, Donald M. Gust, Rohm E. Bloedorn
  • Patent number: 8955712
    Abstract: A container includes (i) a metal receiving body having a peripheral upper edge delimiting an upper opening and provided with an one-piece outwardly projection and (ii) a relockable lid including a metallic cover provided with a resilient ring having a locking part with a lower free edge, and divided into two annular portions separated by an annular folding line, whose lower portion is foldable around the folding line between two stable positions. The locking part has:—locking elements including a plurality of beads arranged around the inner surface of the lower portion and at a distance from each other, and—a plurality of orifices, arranged around the locking part at a distance from each other and extending at a distance from the lower free edge, wherein the orifices extend through the locking part, at least over a part of the height of the upper and lower portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ardagh MP Group Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Uwe Ernst Kloss, Manfred Hubert
  • Publication number: 20140374420
    Abstract: A single-use storage and dispensing container is provided for use with small volumes of consumer products. The container is generally sleeve-like, sealed at both ends to contain the flowable material, and is scored or otherwise includes a break point for rupture by a user to dispense the container contents. Application of a threshold pressure to the container by the user will cause the container to rupture at the break point, dispensing flowable material therefrom. The container is suitable for one-handed use. Various cross sectional shapes of the sleeve are possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: CLIC ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: John S. Kanderka, Dean Vincent Borschneck
  • Patent number: 8910817
    Abstract: A single-use storage and dispensing container is provided for use with small volumes of consumer products. The container is generally sleeve-like, sealed at both ends to contain the flowable material, and is scored or otherwise includes a break point for rupture by a user to dispense the container contents. Application of a threshold pressure to the container by the user will cause the container to rupture at the break point, dispensing flowable material therefrom. The container is suitable for one-handed use. Various cross sectional shapes of the sleeve are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: CLIC Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Kanderka, Dean Vincent Borschneck
  • Patent number: 8863982
    Abstract: A container lid includes a panel portion and an outer wall portion having a ledge protruding inwardly therefrom. A plurality of tabs extend downward from the outer wall portion. At least two of the plurality of tabs are separated from one another by a gap. The ledge of the outer wall portion extends across the gap to provide a seal across the gap. A tear strip removably connects the plurality of tabs to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Kyle L. Baltz, Ryan C. Meers
  • Patent number: 8851315
    Abstract: A tamper-evident rigid plastic food container system wherein the outer periphery of the mating surfaces of the lid and tray are permanently bonded together after the food product has been placed in the tray, a set of perforated rows at an inner periphery, the interconnect of which needs to be torn in order to open the lid. Intentional, inadvertent, or malicious ingress into the container can only be made by tearing at the perforations and thereby evidencing the potential tampering and contamination of the packaging contents. The lid and tray edges may further include mechanical interference fits, including snap-fit grips that may be of the releasably lockable kind to permit sealing, release, and re-sealing multiple times without deterioration in reliability, and which can further prevent or minimize leakage of liquid food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Pactiv Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Publication number: 20140263335
    Abstract: A closure that includes a top panel and a skirt extending downwardly from a peripheral edge of the top panel is provided. The closure includes a tamper band which extends downwardly from the skirt and a multi-seal, seal portion which is located inside of the closure above the threads where the top panel is joined to the skirt. The tamper band and seal portion are configured to improve the removability of the closure from a mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Silgan White Cap LLC
    Inventors: James M. Taber, Kevin W. Orth
  • Publication number: 20140231433
    Abstract: A packaging container that has a tamper-evident feature is described whereby an effort to tamper with the packaging is evident to a later consumer. The packaging includes a lid that is securely attached to a tub. The lid includes an inner portion and an outer portion which are connected by a line which will tear when force is applied to the lid to remove it, thus causing the outer portion to separate from the inner portion of the lid, and thus indicating that an attempt was made to open the packaging. The force required to remove the outer portion of the lid from the inner portion of the lid is preferably less than the force required to remove the inner portion of the lid from the tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Scott P. Liu
  • Patent number: 8807360
    Abstract: A tamper-evident package with pressurized contents which includes a closure and associated container which cooperate to provide desired tamper-evidence upon initial removal of the closure from the container, while promoting convenient and comfortable removal and use by consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Closure Systems International Inc.
    Inventors: John Erspamer, Steve McBride, Dave Gevers, Lawrence M. Smeyak
  • Patent number: 8807374
    Abstract: A metal closure is described, in the form of a foil lid (1) bonded to a metal annular component (such as a container body or separate intermediate ring). The foil lid (1) and annular component are made of dissimilar metals, with the closure adapted to prevent bimetallic corrosion at the interface between the dissimilar metals of the foil lid and the annular component. The closure is adapted such that the lid comprises a peripheral wall which is upstanding from the annular component such that a gap is maintained between the annular component and an exposed metal peripheral edge of the lid. Further aspects of the invention include: i. a method for making such a metal closure; and ii. an apparatus for making such a metal closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas James Caunter, Ian Maxwell
  • Patent number: 8763830
    Abstract: A tamper-indicating plastic closure, and tamper-evident package includes a closure wherein the closure includes a pilfer band having a substantially continuous tamper-ring. The tamper-ring extends generally angularly upwardly and inwardly of the closure in a tamper-indicating orientation of the tamper-ring for engagement with a relatively enlarged annular locking ring of the associated container. The tamper-ring includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced projections, which comprise relatively thick regions or shoulders, which act to limit lateral movement of the pilfer band with respect to the container by engagement of at least one shoulder with the associated container generally beneath the container locking ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Closure Systems International Inc.
    Inventors: Sohail Sadiq, John Edie, David E. Gevers, William Moll
  • Patent number: 8757416
    Abstract: A tamper evident container includes a storage element having a flange extending outwardly from a top edge, and a lid having top and outer walls configured to fit over the flange of the storage element with the outer wall extending below a bottom edge of the flange. The outer wall may include an inwardly extending locking indentation engaging the bottom edge of the flange of the storage element to retain the lid on the storage element and prevent it from being removed without permanently deforming at least one of the lid and the storage element, The lid further includes a line of reduced strength extending along a portion of the top wall and/or outer wall to detach a portion of the outer wall and disengage the locking indentation from the flange to allow the lid to be disengaged from the flange without further permanent deformation of the lid or the storage element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: D&W Fine Pack LLC
    Inventors: George Golota, Michael Drozek, James J. Sanfilippo, Roman Forowycz, John E. Sanfilippo, Francisco Javier Soria
  • Publication number: 20140158686
    Abstract: An all-plastic container comprising the combination of injection molded pail and lid. The lid initially locks onto the container at upper and lower undercuts and seals thereto by virtue of an inverted U-shaped peripheral section. A tear groove is formed in the lid skirt between the upper and lower locks to facilitate removal of the lower lock. The upper lock is segmented so as to make removal of the lid easier once the lower lock is removed. Indicia on the lid shows where the gaps in the lock segments are located. The lower lock may also be segmented to provide drainage for overfill which comes out of the pail when the lid is first applied. The lid and pail are dimensioned to provide a wedge seal between an unflanged pail rim and the top lock and to maintain a strong connection and seal even after the lower lock is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: LETICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: John R. SELINA
  • Patent number: 8720727
    Abstract: A packaging system includes a lid having a permanent portion and a removable portion. The permanent portion includes a first tab. The removable portion includes a second tab. In one embodiment a partially cut line extends between the permanent portion and the removable portion. In one embodiment the removable portion includes a latching region for latching to a container. In one embodiment the first tab is coplanar with the second tab. In one embodiment the lid includes a planar region and the second tab is coplanar with the planar region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Nestech Machine Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Foldesi, Jr., Steve Foldesi
  • Patent number: 8701919
    Abstract: The plastic container has a lid and a receptacle, the receptacle and lid having corresponding engagement portions matingly shaped for the lid and receptacle to be maintained in a closed configuration by a resilient effect. In one embodiment, the lid has a handle lip extending vertically downwardly from a horizontal edge of the lid, the handle lip being shaped to allow overcoming the resilient effect when manually pulled upwardly; the receptacle having a barrier strip covering the handle lip and preventing manual pulling access thereto, but being tearable to allow its manual removal. In an other embodiment, the receptacle has an upwardly protruding receptacle rib providing sealing abutment support to the lid closure, a gutter surrounding the receptacle rib, and the receptacle wall portion has an engagement portion matingly shaped to resiliently receive the outwardly protruding rib of the lid and inclined so as to face both inwardly and downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Cascades Canada ULC
    Inventor: Patrick Messier
  • Publication number: 20140084004
    Abstract: A single-use storage and dispensing container is provided for use with small volumes of consumer products. The container is generally sleeve-like, sealed at both ends to contain the flowable material, and is scored or otherwise includes a break point for rupture by a user to dispense the container contents. Application of a threshold pressure to the container by the user will cause the container to rupture at the break point, dispensing flowable material therefrom. The container is suitable for one-handed use. Various cross sectional shapes of the sleeve are possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: CLIC ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: John S. Kanderka, Dean Vincent Borschneck
  • Publication number: 20140076899
    Abstract: A thermoplastic container assembly includes an improved means of attachment between lid, base and container which meets paint industry drop test standards and includes tamper evidence, a transparent lid and improved means to prevent leakage between the base, lid and container. The container includes an upper extending tubular wall element extending from the perimeter of a bottom wall to an upper rim, the upper rim including an annular inward facing cavity formed by a reduced thickness area, which includes an annular inward facing upper bead positioned above the inward facing cavity. A base includes an annular portion having an outwardly directed resilient exterior annular wall which engages the inward facing cavity of the rim of the tubular element in snap fit engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Vince Ciccone
  • Patent number: 8672166
    Abstract: A tamper evident package for food products is provided having a tray and a lid, which may or may not be permanently attached to each other, and includes a plastic tray for receiving a plastic lid for mating the lid and the tray, wherein the plastic lid is integrally formed with a plastic tear away band at the periphery of the lid, and a perforated section on the lid removably connects the lid and the tear away band in order to tear away the band from the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sabert Corporation
    Inventors: Darryl Nazareth, Sameh Guirguis, Bernard Ampomah, Yohanan Siskindovich
  • Publication number: 20140048537
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure for a container comprises a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being connected or connectable to the second portion and removable therefrom. The closure is movable upon a first opening from a first position in which the portions are in a first relative relation to a second position in which they are in a second relative relation. The closure comprises means for preventing the portions from returning to the first position. The closure comprises a removable retention member which attaches the first and second portions together such that the member must be removed before the portions can be separated from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Alexander Donald Meiklem McPherson
  • Patent number: 8646648
    Abstract: A container that may be used for retaining and dispensing matter is provided. The container includes a closure. The closure includes a top portion having an outer edge, a skirt downwardly depending from the outer edge and having an inside surface and a lower edge, and a plurality of spaced apart projections supported at the inside surface of the skirt. The projections are dimensioned such that a height of the projections in a vertical direction is greater than a width of the projection in a horizontal direction. The projections are configured to releasably engage an open end of the container for securing the closure to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve
  • Patent number: 8627969
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stopper capsule, having an axial direction, including a shell, with a head, a skirt, and a joint, where a) the joint is a form joint, b) the form joint has b1) a resilient layer, a set of adjacent layers, b2.1) a barrier layer, b2.2) a malleable support layer with the function of providing the set of adjacent layers a global malleable property such that the joint can be shaped without creation of folds, b2.3) an outer layer having an outer surface which can be compressed by the axial compression resulting from stoppering such as to match the form of the mouth of the neck. The invention further relates to a method of production of the capsule and a method of stoppering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Amcor Flexibles Capsules France
    Inventors: Jacques Granger, Andre Luciani, Jean-Marie Bourreau
  • Patent number: 8616394
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention provides a container cap. The container cap comprises a cap, a handling outer portion, and connecting walls. The cap has a closed end and an open end. The handling outer portion encloses the cap and including recesses and a plurality of protrusions. The plurality of connecting walls connect an outer wall of the cap and an inner wall of the handling outer portion, wherein the connecting walls are disposed radially. The voids are provided between the outer wall of the cap, the inner wall of the holding outer portion, and the connecting walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Jeong-seon Kim
  • Publication number: 20130320015
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tamper evident packaging that provides a packaging piece with a lid, a base section, and tamper evidencing means. The tamper evidencing means is provided on the base of the packaging piece by way of an internal and external rib structure with a perforated channel formed therebetween. The lid is configured with an engagement portion having a lid flange that is positioned within the perforated channel when the packaging is closed, thereby prohibiting access to the lid flange and preventing the opening of and tampering with the packaging piece. The perforated channel allows for the removal of the external rib structure from the interior rib structure, thereby granting access to the lid flange and allowing for the packaging to be opened, as well as providing the evidence that the packaging may have been tampered with.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: PANORAMIC, INC.
    Inventors: Richard J. Dyble, Paul R. Schumacher, Timothy M. Stirmel
  • Patent number: 8584887
    Abstract: A tamper evident container (10) where the base (12) has an inverted U-shaped section (25) connected to the base sidewall (21), and an annular flange (16a) extending from the base inverted U-shaped section (25) such that the base annular flange (16a) extends in a plane generally parallel to the base bottom wall (23). The lid also features an inverted U-shaped section (45) connected to the lid top surface (43), and an annular flange (16b) extends from the lid inverted U-shaped section (45) such that the lid annular flange (16b) extends in a plane generally parallel to the lid top surface (43). The base and lid inverted U-shaped sections (25, 45) are sized such that, when mounted to one another, the base and lid annular flanges (16a, 16b) abut one another and may be bonded together to thereafter form a tearable strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Alexander Segal
  • Publication number: 20130270270
    Abstract: Caps, containers embodying such caps, and methods of enhancing cap safety. Air flow passages through the cap enable one, who accidentally swallowed the cap, to breathe/pass air through the cap. Some air passages extend top to bottom. Openings in the outer side wall, and an air flow path across the cap, allow air to enter the cap on a first side, flow transversely through the cap, and exit an opposing side. The top-to-bottom air flow passages, and the air flow path across the cap, including the openings in the outer wall of the cap, collectively support air flow through the cap, thus through the person's airway, if/when the cap becomes accidentally lodged in a person's airway. The openings can be used to engage and extract an accidentally swallowed cap. Elements of an optional tamper evident ring remain attached to the cap after the cap is removed from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Robert C. Reinders
  • Patent number: 8551590
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a multilayer film and a package body of which the thickness can be reduced than that of a conventional multilayer film, by having a good impact resistance, flex resistance, and anti-pinhole property. A multilayer film 100 according to the present invention includes a repeatedly laminated part 130. The repeatedly laminated part 130 is formed by alternately and repeatedly laminating a first layer 131 and a second layer 132. The first layer 131 consists mainly of a polyamide resin (excluding elastomers). The second layer 132 consists mainly of a copolymer of an olefin-based hydrocarbon having carbon number of 2 to 4 and a vinyl group-containing monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yohei Nakashima, Shinichi Maesowa
  • Patent number: 8522994
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed thermoplastic container having a dispensing nozzle occluded by a unitary but removable cap is provided with at least one fin alongside the dispensing nozzle. The fin is situated adjacent to the cap so that the rim of the cap can engage the fin to facilitate removal of the cap from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Weiler Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard H. Weiler, Kathleen E. Kurek
  • Patent number: 8517201
    Abstract: Heat-sealable seal including a support bonded to an inner seal by a temporary adhesive is provided. The inner seal has a pull-tab which is folded back once on the surface of the inner seal in contact with the corresponding surface of the support. The inner seal includes a laminate having a reinforcing layer and a sheet of a conducting material, to the lower surface of which is applied a heat-sealing film. The temporary adhesive is applied to the whole surface of the inner seal once the pull-tab is folded back. The seal is characterized in that the laminate has over its entire thickness a notch from which the pull-tab emerges, and a fold line formed by the pull-tab once the pull-tab is folded back, the fold line having a shorter length than the length of the notch. Methods of producing the seal are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Manufacture Generale de Joints
    Inventors: Stephane Triquet, Remy Bischoff
  • Patent number: 8459486
    Abstract: A lid for a container includes a central portion; a channel at a periphery of the central portion configured to form a substantially liquid-tight gasketless seal with the container, the channel including an inner skirt for contacting an inner surface of the container and an outer skirt; and a protrusion protruding from the inner skirt and being configured to form an interference fit with the inner surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Ropak Corporation
    Inventors: Frano Luburic, Terrance Iker, Josef Bingisser, Kirk Samlalsingh, Dennis Willis
  • Patent number: 8418864
    Abstract: A feeding bottle includes a flask, a teat and a connecting ring intended to fix the teat to the flask, at an opening in the latter, defined by a neck, and a connecting ring configured such that there is at least one locking position in which the connecting ring is fixed to the flask and an unlocking position in which the ring to be removed from the flask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Ravard, Joseph Mazoyer, Frederic Strubi
  • Patent number: 8418878
    Abstract: Provided is a packaging container that simplifies the opening operation. The packaging container includes a front cover member and a back cover member, which are attached to each other to form a housing space for accommodating an article therein. The back cover member is integrally molded from a sheet-shaped plastic. The back cover member includes an opening portion, which is surrounded by an opening assisting line portion formed in a linear form and opened by tearing the opening assisting line portion when the packaging container is opened. The back cover member is formed so that its surface is recessed at the opening assisting line portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Nihon Houzai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Yoda, Takanori Noda, Yasuo Shiina
  • Publication number: 20130075402
    Abstract: A packaging container made of plastic has a fixed wall part (W1), produced by injection molding, and a detachable wall part (W2), which are connected by a predetermined breaking zone (20). The predetermined breaking zone (20) is covered by a barrier layer (24) which provides enhanced barrier action against gases, water vapor or solvent. The barrier layer (24) reduces the permeability of the predetermined breaking zone (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Fischbach KG Kunststoff-Technik
    Inventor: Fischbach KG Kunststoff-Technik
  • Patent number: 8381924
    Abstract: A closing arrangement includes a neck having an end closed by a wall and an associated cap. The end of the neck is provided with a weakening line that surrounds the neck. The cap is provided with an opening promoting device arranged for engaging with a further opening promoting device of the wall to separate at least a part of the wall of the neck along the weakening line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Sacmi Cooperativa Meccanici Imola Societa' Cooperativa
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Parrinello, Fabrizio Pucci, Bo Larsson
  • Patent number: 8342355
    Abstract: An on-demand drinking adapter for use with a beverage container is disclosed. The adapter includes a base with an upper surface and generally cylindrical sides which extend below the upper surface. The cylindrical sides are adapted for temporarily fastening the adapter to a mouth of a beverage container. The adapter also includes a spout with a vertically extending surface, a second surface, and an on-demand drinking aperture. The spout extends above the upper surface and the vertically extending surface is curved and coextensive with a portion of the cylindrical sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Ann M. Goade
  • Publication number: 20120292323
    Abstract: A tamper-evident lid for use with a container to provide an assembly that is particularly suitable for distributing a food product contained therein. The lid includes a circumferential skirt with a plurality of tabs that are pivotal relative to the skirt out of a locked position. The tabs include side margins severably secured to the skirt, with pivoting of the tabs out of the locked position causing the side margins to be severed from the skirt. The tabs further include a locking element to engage the container and thereby prevent removal of the lid from the container when the tabs are in the locked position and permit removal of the lid from the container when the tabs are pivoted out of the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Plastic Enterprises Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Louis J. Young
  • Publication number: 20120285964
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed thermoplastic container having a dispensing nozzle occluded by a unitary but removable cap is provided with at least one fin alongside the dispensing nozzle. The fin is situated adjacent to the cap so that the rim of the cap can engage the fin to facilitate removal of the cap from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Gerhard H. Weiler, Kathleen E. Kurek
  • Patent number: 8251242
    Abstract: A container having a base, a lid, and a tamper-evident, closed band. The base includes a sealing section and defines a space and an opening at a periphery that has an outwardly extending base flange with a contact surface. The lid has a lid sealing section and an outwardly extending lid flange having a contact surface. The base sealing section and the lid sealing section form a reclosable snap fit. The lid and base flanges can also include a removed portion to create an increased distance between contact surfaces on the lid and base flanges. The tamper-evident, closed band can attach at a first end to one of the base and lid, with a free second end, can be substantially detachable from the base or lid as a closed band, and can also extend to substantially prevent direct manual access to the lid and base flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: PWP Industries
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Patent number: 8231025
    Abstract: A tamper evident fitment assembly for use with a container for flowable material, the closure comprising a cap and a spout secured to the container, the cap having a frangible tamper evident band, the cap having an annular recess for frictionally engaging a top portion of the spout, the cap and spout having cooperating detent and locking elements so that the assembly in a first position where the cap is removably sealed to the spout and the tamper evident band is not broken when the cap is removed for filling may move to a second position when the cap is removably sealed to the spout and the tamper evident band is broken upon removal of the cap. An important feature of the present invention is that the cap frictionally engages a top portion of the spout. No screw threads or similar securing means are required to retain the cap on the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Liqui-Box Corporation
    Inventor: James W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8225954
    Abstract: Heat-sealable seal including a support bonded to an inner seal by a temporary adhesive is provided. The inner seal has a pull-tab which is folded back once on the surface of the inner seal in contact with the corresponding surface of the support. The inner seal includes a laminate having a reinforcing layer and a sheet of a conducting material, to the lower surface of which is applied a heat-sealing film. The temporary adhesive is applied to the whole surface of the inner seal once the pull-tab is folded back. The seal is characterized in that the laminate has over its entire thickness a notch from which the pull-tab emerges, and a fold line formed by the pull-tab once the pull-tab is folded back, the fold line having a shorter length than the length of the notch. Methods of producing the seal are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Manufacture Generale de Joints
    Inventors: Stephane Triquet, Remy Bischoff
  • Publication number: 20120125934
    Abstract: A package for granular, pasty or liquid products, provided with a tearing opening, wherein at the tearing opening, on the inside of the package, there is applied a strip (3) pre-cut in two slices (4, 5) by a separation line (6) which extends parallel to the upper edge (2) of the package, so that during tearing the tear proceeds straight along the separation line (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: GOGLIO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Franco Goglio, Giorgio Bottini
  • Publication number: 20120103991
    Abstract: A tamper evident container (10) where the base (12) has an inverted U-shaped section (25) connected to the base sidewall (21), and an annular flange (16a) extending from the base inverted U-shaped section (25) such that the base annular flange (16a) extends in a plane generally parallel to the base bottom wall (23). The lid also features an inverted U-shaped section (45) connected to the lid top surface (43), and an annular flange (16b) extends from the lid inverted U-shaped section (45) such that the lid annular flange (16b) extends in a plane generally parallel to the lid top surface (43). The base and lid inverted U-shaped sections (25, 45) are sized such that, when mounted to one another, the base and lid annular flanges (16a, 16b) abut one another and may be bonded together to thereafter form a tearable strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Alexander Segal
  • Publication number: 20120067892
    Abstract: A container system for storing material includes a container and a mating closure having a tamper-evident ring frangibly attached to the closure. The container includes a neck having a container thread and an annular rim for engaging the tamper-evident ring when the closure is removed from the container. In some embodiments, the neck includes one or more retaining structures for engaging the tamper-evident ring during retort sterilization processing, packaging, shipping or handling. The retaining structure in some embodiments includes one or more ramps having multiple inclined surfaces. Each inclined surface is oriented at an acute angle between about five and about forty-five degrees such that the tamper-evident ring can slip past the retaining structure when a threshold removal torque is applied. A method of sealing a container using a tamper-evident container system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Marc S. Velmer, Thomas C. Horton
  • Publication number: 20120043324
    Abstract: A container assembly includes a can, a can end, and a sheet which hermetically closes an access opening in the can end. The can end includes an opening for accessing the contents of the container. This opening is hermetically sealed closed by a sheet sealed to the end about the periphery of the opening with a closed-loop of adhesive. The sheet preferably includes a tab and a weakened or score line which causes the sheet to tear across the seal at an angle less than 90 degrees to the seal such that the sheet pulls away from the can end along a line generally parallel to the loop where the sheet is being separated from the can end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Gerald J. Baker, Alvin Widitora
  • Patent number: 8083089
    Abstract: A tamper-evident rigid plastic food container system wherein the outer periphery of the mating surfaces of the lid and tray are permanently bonded together after the food product has been placed in the tray, a set of perforated rows at an inner periphery, the interconnect of which needs to be torn into order to open the lid. Intentional, inadvertent or malicious ingress into the container can only be made by tearing at the perforations thereby evidencing the potential tampering and contamination of the packaging contents. The lid and tray edges may further include mechanical interference fits, including snap-fit grips that may be of the releasably lockable kind to permit sealing, release and re-sealing multiple times without deterioration in reliability, and which can further prevent or minimize leakage of liquid food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: PWP Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Patent number: 8083086
    Abstract: A closure arrangement for containers of the type comprising an annular upper wall (13) having an outer edge (13a) hermetically affixed to a lateral wall (11) of the container, and an inner edge (13b) defining an upper opening (14) to be closed by a lid (20), which comprises a peripheral wall (22) externally provided with a first and a second circumferential groove (23, 24) and an annular flange (25), incorporating a pending circumferential projection (26), said lid (20) being mounted in a first closing position, in which the inner edge (13b) is fitted in the first circumferential groove (23) defining a first sealing region and the pending circumferential projection (26) is fitted in the circumferential recess (16) defining therein a second sealing region, said lid (20) being mounted in a second closing position, after the first opening, in which the inner edge (13b) is fitted in the second circumferential groove (24), retaining the latter and defining therein a third sealing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Brasilata S/A Embalagens Metalicas
    Inventor: Antonio Carlos Teixeira Alvares
  • Patent number: 8051879
    Abstract: An open ended cap for a pipe is provided comprising a flexible tubular body wherein one end has an inwardly-extending radial rim extending in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the tubular body of the end cap. The tubular body may include a finger grip member extending inwardly from an inner periphery of the rim and connected to a tear strip extending across the rim and downwardly along at least a portion of the tubular body. In another embodiment, the tubular body has an interior wall surface having multiple compressible longitudinal fit beads extending from the interior wall surface and spaced about the circumference of the interior wall surface and which are configured to provide contact with the external surface of a pipe upon being inserted into the end cap. Both a tear strip and longitudinal fit beads may also be provided in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Protective Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick W. Zeyfang
  • Publication number: 20110259888
    Abstract: A single-use storage and dispensing container is provided for use with small volumes of consumer products. The container is generally sleeve-like, sealed at both ends to contain the flowable material, and is scored or otherwise includes a break point for rupture by a user to dispense the container contents. Application of a threshold pressure to the container by the user will cause the container to rupture at the break point, dispensing flowable material therefrom. The container is suitable for one-handed use. Various cross sectional shapes of the sleeve are possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: CLIC ENTERPRISES INC.
    Inventors: John S. KANDERKA, Dean Vincent BORSCHNECK