With Cutting, Punching, Or Cutter Accommodating Means Patents (Class 220/277)
  • Patent number: 10722688
    Abstract: An applicator for storing, sterilizing, and dispensing adhesives. The applicator includes a rigid tapered tip, a body, and a container holding a polymerizable cyanoacrylate monomer adhesive. The applicator is sterilized by radiation and, following sterilization, the adhesive remains substantially unpolymerized for about twenty-four months.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Adhezion Biomedical, LLC
    Inventors: Sheng Zhang, Amanda Guido, Rafael Ruiz, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10597207
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fillable twist cap closure for receiving and film-sealing a liquid or pourable filling in the interior of the closure and for emptying out the filling purely by rotating the twist cap (1). The closure consist of a receiving part (3) which is screwed onto the threaded connection of a container and which comprises a cylinder (7) that is open at the bottom, said cylinder (7) being film-sealed at the bottom, and a cup (2) that can be introduced headfirst into the cylinder (7). All plastic parts (1-3) are made of a steam-absorbing polymer, and piercing and cutting teeth (5) which extend in the axial direction are molded on the lower edge of the cup (2). Guide means (9, 10, 28) on the outside of the cup (2) interact with guide means (8, 12) on the twist cap (1). When the twist cap (1) is rotated, an axial movement of the cup (2) is first produced in order to pierce the film (33) on the receiving part (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BEVASWISS AG
    Inventor: Fritz Seelhofer
  • Patent number: 10562664
    Abstract: A resealable beverage can lid has a top side having a first scored opening and a bottom side, a first rivet formed in the lid and extending outwardly from the top side of the lid, the first rivet having an indentation formed in the bottom side of the lid, the first rivet having a scored first circumference, a tab portion connected to the first rivet, a second rivet connected to the indentation of the first rivet, and a closure element connected to the second rivet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Steven S Schuver
  • Patent number: 10376910
    Abstract: A refillable container including: an outer container having an opening formed on top thereof; a cover configured to close the opening of the outer container; an inner container configured to store liquid and accommodated in the outer container; and a dispense pump provided on the cover and configured to pump the liquid content in the inner container and dispense the liquid content outside of the refillable container under a state in which the suction tube is stuck into a suction port of the inner container. The suction tube of the pump is inserted into the inner container when the opening of the outer container is closed by a cover. The cover includes a tubular wall portion fitted to an outer periphery of the outer container, and a distal end of the suction tube is positioned within an open end of the tubular wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hideki Okude, Takaharu Noda
  • Patent number: 9850026
    Abstract: An easy-open can end for making an opening therethrough suitable for pouring comprises an end plate, a score line in the end plate defining most of the periphery of a tear panel while leaving a hinge, and a protrusion formed on the tear panel. To open the easy-open can end, the protrusion is pressed down by a rotating bar horizontally rotated over the protrusion or by a body vertically hitting the protrusion to cause relative vertical movement between the tear panel and the remainder of the end plate, rupture of the score line, and swinging of the tear panel down about the hinge to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Po-Hsien Chiu
  • Patent number: 9801786
    Abstract: A drug container closure for mounting on an open-topped drug container to form a ready-to-use drug reconstitution assemblage for use with a needleless syringe. The drug container closure includes a drug container stopper for sealing the drug container and a fluid transfer member with an integral needleless syringe connector and a puncturing cannula. The fluid transfer member is manually disposed along a diametric inverted L-shaped track pair from an initial non-puncturing position to a puncturing position. The inverted L-shaped track pair includes one-way snap members to prevent a user returning the fluid transfer member to an earlier position and indicating progress of the user activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Medimop Medical Projects Ltd.
    Inventors: Nimrod Lev, Mordechai Bukhman
  • Patent number: 9694956
    Abstract: A dispensing and mixing device designed to be fixed on an opening of a receiving container and adapted to receive an autonomous container having an opening closed by a closure film and containing an additive product to be dispensed into the interior space of the receiving container which contains a different product, is described. The device has a holding element adapted to receive and retain the autonomous container in the region of its opening, and an assembly element designed to be fixed on the opening of the receiving container and to receive said holding element by screwing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Francoise Moreau
  • Patent number: 9364693
    Abstract: A glass breaking tool for breaking glass mounted in a window, may include an attachment plate for attaching the glass breaking tool to an interior wall adjacent to the glass and a sliding shaft cooperating with the attachment plate to rotate and extend and retract with respect to the attachment plate in order to break the glass. The sliding shaft may include a cutting edge to break the glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Jung Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 9016502
    Abstract: A cap and gasket for a compressed gas cylinder arranged to operate with a gas cylinder having a neck with a top surface around a gas outlet and a side surface extending downwardly from the top surface. The cap may define an inner space to house the gasket and may be attached to the gas cylinder neck. The cap may restrain gasket movement, and define a volume in which the gasket can deform, when making a seal as a piercing element enters the inner space to contact the gas outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Coravin, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Hollars, Carey Costle
  • Patent number: 9016505
    Abstract: The present invention regards a package (1) for food products comprising a flexible container (2) having a first wall (5) and a second wall (6) opposite each other and peripherally sealed along at least the respective side edges (5a, 6a, 5b, 6b), a space (8) inside said walls containing, optionally in sterile conditions, a food product (73), and a gusset element (10) extended between the upper edges (5c, 6c) of said first wall (5) and of said second wall (6), said gusset element (10) defining a pocket (14) turned towards the interior of said flexible container (2), characterized in that it comprises an opening and closing device (3) housed in said pocket (14) and constrained to said flexible container (2), said opening and closing device (3) comprising a pourer body (15) associated with an opening and closing cap (16), and cutting means (42) suitable to perforate said flexible container (2) at the time of the first opening of said packaging (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: GRC Pack Luxembourg S.A.
    Inventor: Pierottavio Canegallo
  • Patent number: 9004305
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a container cover produced from a plastics film, having a rotating closure which has a rotatable cylindrical cutting device (100, 300), wherein the latter has a lower rim (110) on which at least one cutting edge section (120) is arranged, and wherein said at least one cutting edge section (120) has at least three teeth (130) which are located on a line extending in an inclined manner in relation to the bag, and wherein the front-most tooth in the direction of rotation comes first into contact with the plastics film during the cutting operation. The cutting device (100, 300) is characterized in that the inclination of the line on which the teeth (130) of each cutting edge section are located is selected such that, in the case of at least approximately maximum deformation of the plastics film before the latter is perforated by the front-most tooth, at least two following teeth of the same cutting edge section (120) are in direct contact with the plastics film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Dan Barron
  • Publication number: 20150053682
    Abstract: A container for containing tire repair fluid is provided that does not require a protective cap provided with a perforating member for perforating a sealing film, and is capable of ensuring protection effect of the sealing film during storage as well as allowing perforating of the sealing film during tire repair. In the container for containing tire repair fluid of the present technology includes a liquid containing portion that contains a tire repair fluid, an opening connected to the liquid containing portion, and a sealing film that seals the opening. The container further includes a plate-like protective member larger in size than an internal diameter of the opening and held in a layered state on the sealing film, wherein the protective member, upon being folded, functions as a perforating tool for perforating the sealing film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: The Yokoham Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Takumi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 8960423
    Abstract: A fillable closure is used to initiate emptying of a separately fillable capsule molded into this closure. The capsule is made oxygen-impermeable on the inside or outside with a vapor-deposited layer of silicon dioxide or metal. The volume of the capsule can be reduced through pressurization from the top, through deformation of its side walls, for cutting or rupturing a sealing foil. The capsule has an asymmetric push button with a pusher surface, a deformable front and side wall and a stable rear wall. The upper end of the rear wall forms a stationary edge, on which the pusher surface can be pivoted downward through deformation of the front and side wall. On the bottom of the pusher surface, a triangle-shaped blade is formed, which ends in a tip, and its triangle edge forming a cutting edge for piercing and cutting the sealing foil on the bottom of the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bevaswiss AG
    Inventor: Fritz Seelhofer
  • Patent number: 8944045
    Abstract: A self-heating container and a method of manufacturing the container. The container has a simple structure in which the metallic outer body holds the consumable product, and a metallic inner body and plastic housing contain the two components which react to produce the heat for the self-heating function. A lower lid is crimped over flanges on the lower ends of the inner body and the outer body, forming a double seal. When a flexible portion of the housing is pressed, a seal is punctured, causing the two components to mix and generate heat through an exothermic chemical reaction which heats the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fast Drinks 2005, S.L.
    Inventor: Santiago Canela Mercade
  • Patent number: 8919594
    Abstract: A dispensing utensil (102) including a body (104) having: a carcass (104); and a pliable top wall (112) and a bottom wall (106), the walls (112, 106) supported by the carcass (104), wherein the pliable top wall (112) and bottom wall (106) define a cavity (124) for storing dispensable cavity contents; the utensil (102) further including: a lid (108) connected to the pliable top wall (112) and openable about a hinge (114) formed by the pliable top wall (112); a seal (110) sealing the lid (108) to the body (104?) to seal the cavity (124); a tool portion (150); and a handle portion (152); wherein the seal (110) may be broken and the lid (108) opened about the hinge (114) formed by the pliable top wall (112), thereby allowing the cavity contents to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sands Innovations Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Bradley Donald Teys
  • Patent number: 8893912
    Abstract: A closure device (1) for a product dispensing container. The closure device comprises a base (2) having a body with a connector portion (2a) adapted to mount the closure device on a product container. The base comprises a product channel (5) and a rupturable seal (4) occluding the product channel and forming a lower seal of the closure device. A rotary part (20) is rotatably journalled on the base. The rotary part has a product passage (21) in communication with the product channel in the base. An upper sealing arrangement (30) is arranged on the rotary part and forms an upper seal of the closure device that is remote from the lower seal and seals the product passage of the rotary part. A lower seal rupturing member (40) is movable in a rupturing motion relative to the base to rupture the rupturable lower seal. A motion transfer (27, 42, 3b, 41) means is provided and is adapted so as to effect the rupturing motion of the lower seal rupturing member upon suitable rotary actuation of the rotary part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: IPN IP B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Jan Van Der Molen, Laurens Last, Jeroen Gerrit Anton Gebbink
  • Publication number: 20140319140
    Abstract: A gas supply device comprises a gas capsule 2 having a diaphragm closure 4. A cap 10 having a passage 12 therethrough is fixedly secured to the capsule 2. There is a valve member 14 in the passage 12, The valve member 14 has a forward face carrying a diaphragm-piercing device 20 able to be urged by application of a force against the bias of a spring 22 to pierce the diaphragm closure 4 to release gas from the capsule 2. Removal of the diaphragm-piercing force, causes a rearward face 30 of the valve member 14 to be biased by the spring 22 into a valve-closing position in which gas is retained in the capsule 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Bickford Holbeche
  • Publication number: 20140319141
    Abstract: A system and method for mixing compounds is disclosed. Accordingly to one embodiment a transfer device is provided that allows for diluent from a syringe to be introduced into a container having a first compound (e.g., powder) in a sterile manner. In second and third embodiments, systems are shown for combining and mixing first and second compounds contained in first and second containers in a sterile manner. Various dropper tips for dispensing the mixed compounds are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: ARCHON PHARMACEUTICAL CONSULTING LLC
    Inventors: William Stratis, Serafin Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8844761
    Abstract: Resealable beverage containers include caps that are twisted to impart translational motion of the cap to push a tear panel into the container. Cam elements are used to convert rotational movement to translational movement. The caps are preferably made of molded plastic material, and include cam elements formed on the sidewalls of the caps that engage cam followers or projections formed on the inner cylindrical surface of a socket which is formed in the lid of the beverage container. Methods of manufacturing resealable beverage containers avoid the need to form rivets and to attach pull tabs, thus saving costs and making the beverage containers more easily recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel A. Zabaleta, Sam Hackett
  • Patent number: 8839974
    Abstract: A closure cap for a container filled with a medical fluid and having a mouthpiece sealed by a pierceable membrane includes a cap-shaped closure body and a drinking stub with an opening for drinking purposes. The drinking stub is pivotable between a first position, in which the drinking stub bears against the closure body, and a second position, in which the drinking stub protrudes from the closure body, such that, when the drinking stub is pivoted, the membrane of the container is pierced and a connection is produced between the opening in the drinking stub and the container interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Brandenburger, Christian Ebert, Bernd Knierbein
  • Patent number: 8839982
    Abstract: A dispensing capsule, comprising a cap body including a chamber, whereby the bottom of the chamber is sealed by a sealing member. The cap body includes one or more plungers, each plunger received in a sub-chamber of the chamber, and one or more flexible actuators engaged to the one or more plungers, whereby the actuators are accessible at a top portion of the cap body. The flexible actuators may comprise a bellow-type blast or stepped blast. In some embodiments, a dust cover is provided to cover said top portion of the cap body. By applying pressure to the one or more actuators, the one or more plungers displace downward and break at least a portion of the sealing member. This allows for independent dispensing of an ingredient stored in each of the sub-chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventors: Michael R. Anderson, Lillemor I. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140246435
    Abstract: A container including a body defining an outflow opening and at least one chamber adapted for storing a product, such as a fat containing liquid product, and a container closure including a primary seal for hermetically sealing the product within the chamber during storage. The container closure includes a sealing member forming a substantially fluid-tight seal between the container closure and the body, and a dispensing member in fluid communication with the chamber. The container closure and body move relative to each other between a first position where the primary seal is seated about the outflow port to hermetically seal the product in the chamber during storage, and a second position where the primary seal is displaced from the outflow port to allow product to pass from the chamber through the outflow port and into dispensing member to dispense the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Julian Chan, Jeffrey Willey
  • Publication number: 20140151374
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a container cover produced from a plastics film, having a rotating closure which has a rotatable cylindrical cutting device (100, 300), wherein the latter has a lower rim (110) on which at least one cutting edge section (120) is arranged, and wherein said at least one cutting edge section (120) has at least three teeth (130) which are located on a line extending in an inclined manner in relation to the bag, and wherein the front-most tooth in the direction of rotation comes first into contact with the plastics film during the cutting operation. The cutting device (100, 300) is characterized in that the inclination of the line on which the teeth (130) of each cutting edge section are located is selected such that, in the case of at least approximately maximum deformation of the plastics film before the latter is perforated by the front-most tooth, at least two following teeth of the same cutting edge section (120) are in direct contact with the plastics film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Dan Barron
  • Patent number: 8720717
    Abstract: A container for food and beverages with a fully opening end panel is provided. An end closure of the container has a generally circular end panel defined by a score line. A rotational opening tool is providing for contacting the end panel and separating the end panel from the score line upon rotation of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Ball Corporation
    Inventors: Jason M. Kaanta, Mark A. Jacober, Howard C. Chasteen, Michael D. Richardson
  • Patent number: 8714380
    Abstract: A reclosable opening device for a sealed package of a pourable food product includes a frame fitted about a pierceable portion of the package and defining a through pour opening; a removable threaded cap that screws onto the frame to close the pour opening; a tubular cutter engaging the pour opening and having a cutting device which cooperates with the pierceable portion to unseal the package; a first connector connecting the cap to the cutter, and which, as the cap is unscrewed, pushes the cutter towards the pierceable portion and a second connector connecting the frame to the cutter, and which, in use, feed the cutter along a predetermined piercing path through the pierceable portion in response to unscrewing of the cap; and the piercing path, as the cap is unscrewed, has a first portion of pure axial translation, followed by a second portion of both axial and rotary motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holding & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Cristiano Casale, Angelo Sorbara
  • Patent number: 8701906
    Abstract: A dispensing cap for storing one or more ingredients in the cap body until the time of use. The stored ingredients in the cap are dispensed manually into a primary container for mixing. The dispensing cap includes a push-pull, flow-through drinking spout with a fluid valve for opening and closing the fluid flow from the primary container. The dispensing cap body includes several elements all of which are formed in a single molded cap body. The storage chamber of the dispensing cap includes a foil seal that can be partially opened by an activating member manually connected to the drinking spout for dispensing the ingredients into the primary container. The cap body is threadably attached to a primary container threaded neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Blast Max LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8701917
    Abstract: An opening device for straws for liquid food containers enables a straw hole to be easily opened by piercing with a straw while avoiding easy leakage or breakage due to external force from vibrations or the like during delivery. The device includes a base and a main body, formed from packaging material, both sides of the base paper of which have been laminated with thermoplastic resin and a top, formed from thermoplastic resin, which is joined to the top of the main body. An opening of the opening device for straws, integrated with the top section, is provided with a plurality of step sections and between-step sections on the front and back surfaces. The front between-step sections and the back between-step sections overlap at the edge of each of the step sections, with the thickness at the edge of the between-step sections being thinner than that of the steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Koshaku Ito, Yasuyuki Moriyama
  • Patent number: 8695833
    Abstract: The closeable opening device according to the invention comprises a base (2) in which a cutting element (3) is supported. Driving dogs (42) in the closing screw cap (4) engage with driving dogs (32) in the cutting element (3), so that the cutting element (3) is displaced in the base (2) to the end position upon initial opening. At least one first rotational stop (5, 50) ensures that the cutting element remains in position and neither moves upward in an undesired manner when the screw cap is opened, nor can be displaced downward by any relative displacement of the two parts, thus causing same to fall into the container. The first rotational stop (5) is made of a rib (50) on the inner face of the spout (20), which interacts with a recess in the form of a flat spot (35) on the cutting element (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Dan Barron
  • Publication number: 20140086513
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite film (100) for packaging containers (1), having a film composite made of a plurality of packaging material layers (101 to 108), wherein an inner packaging material layer (108) is designed as a heat-sealing layer and an opening device (10) can be fixed to an outer packaging material layer (101), in particular by sealing to the outer packaging material layer (101), and wherein the packaging material layers (101 to 108) comprise a weakening region (20) in the region of the opening device (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Rico Menard, Dirk Ekenhorst
  • Patent number: 8672155
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure cap for a container filled with medicinal fluid, which container has an aperture piece which is sealed off by a diaphragm which can be punctured. The closure cap has a cap-shaped closure body (1) and a drinking neck (4) with a drinking opening (4a) which is pivotable between a first position, in which the drinking neck bears against the closure cap, and a second position, in which the drinking neck projects from the closure cap. In addition, the closure cap has means (20, 22) for puncturing the diaphragm which seals off the aperture piece of the container, which means (20, 22) interact with the drinking neck in such a way that, as the drinking neck (4) is pivoted, the diaphragm is punctured such that a connection is produced between the opening (4a) of the drinking neck and the container interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Knierbein, Helmut Walter, Janina Luke, Walter Schulte, Frank Römer, Wolfgang Heukamp
  • Publication number: 20140042164
    Abstract: A resealable beverage container includes a cap that moves between storage, opening, removal and resealing positions. Ramps are used to enhance an opening force generally delivered by the engagement between the socket and the cap. An elastomeric sealing element is disposed between the cap and the socket so that when the cap is in the fully seated or sealed position, an airtight or at least substantially airtight seal is created to prevent the contents of the container from leaking out. Further enhancements are disclosed that include a score line structure in the socket bottom wall that facilitates a predictable and repeatable opening of the container along the score line. A grip is provided that includes a gap or space into which a coin or other implement can be inserted to allow the consumer a better grip to provide adequate opening force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Powercan Holding LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Zabaleta, Sam Hackett
  • Publication number: 20130292275
    Abstract: A closure attachable over the opening of a container that selectively facilitates mixing of a component (e.g., supplement, vitamins, etc.) of any appropriate form (e.g., powders, flakes, liquids) with a liquid in the container to create a mixture. In one aspect, the closure includes a body, a storage compartment within the body, a nozzle movably received on the annular wall, a cap receivable over a portion of the body and the nozzle, an annular pull strip surrounding the body and spacing the first end of the cap from an outer collar of the body, and a plunger disposed within the storage compartment that is adapted to selectively break a seal to allow for mixing between the ingredients and the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: William Smart
  • Publication number: 20130270271
    Abstract: Provided is a vial rubber stopper using multiple types of rubber to prevent the vial rubber stopper from being scraped and from sticking to a presser plate. The vial rubber stopper includes: a cap portion having a flange; a piercing area formed to have a recess at a top surface of the cap portion and configured to traverse longitudinally the cap portion in an axial direction from the recess to a bottom surface of the cap portion; and a leg portion formed on the bottom surface of said cap portion in a way of extending downward and located outside the piercing area with respect to an axial center of said cap portion. The piercing area is formed of rubber having rubber hardness from 20 to 35, and the top surface other than the recess of the cap portion is formed of rubber having rubber hardness from 58 to 90.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Asai, Tadatoshi Uchida, Masanobu Iwasa, Ryouji Komatsu
  • Patent number: 8540105
    Abstract: An easily openable metal can largely openable in the arranged state of two sheet metal-made cans in series. A means such as a projection for opening the drinking mouth of another can is formed at the lower part of a can body, and a break line and a means for guiding the means such as the projection are formed at the upper part thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Norio Yasui
  • Patent number: 8528771
    Abstract: The invention closures that opens sealed containers and close such containers thereafter and method of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie A. Voss, Catie A. Morley, James Timothy Davis, Gary S. Hall
  • Patent number: 8522995
    Abstract: The invention closures that opens sealed containers and close such containers thereafter and method of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie A. Voss, Catie A. Morley, James Timothy Davis, Gary S. Hall
  • Patent number: 8505760
    Abstract: A self-opening closure includes a pouring sport, a screw cap and a self-opening cylinder, which is disposed inside the pouring spout and can be set rotating by the screw cap. The self-opening cylinder has three combined piercing and cutting elements with the interior having three molded elements, evenly distributed and extending toward the center of the cylinder, which have a nail shank and a nail head. The nail shank and the nail head of each element acts as a guide for one of the three cylinder wall segments located on the interior of the cap, concentrically to the axis of rotation of the cap. The screw cap is connected to a retaining element by at least two material bridges extending non-radially in relation thereto that are configured as predetermined breaking points. The retaining element engages with a flange on the pouring spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: SIG Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Gregor Ott
  • Publication number: 20130193146
    Abstract: The closeable opening device according to the invention comprises a base (2) in which a cutting element (3) is supported. Driving dogs (42) in the closing screw cap (4) engage with driving dogs (32) in the cutting element (3), so that the cutting element (3) is displaced in the base (2) to the end position upon initial opening. At least one first rotational stop (5, 50) ensures that the cutting element remains in position and neither moves upward in an undesired manner when the screw cap is opened, nor can be displaced downward by any relative displacement of the two parts, thus causing same to fall into the container. The first rotational stop (5) is made of a rib (50) on the inner face of the spout (20), which interacts with a recess in the form of a flat spot (35) on the cutting element (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Dan Barron
  • Patent number: 8496129
    Abstract: Provided are a cap capable of being easily and reliably opened and unsealed not limited in design even if an inner cap with a small diameter is used for the cap, producing no refuse after the unsealing, and not unnecessarily large in size, and a container with the cap. When an over cap (3) is rotated in the opening direction, a pair of screw threads (10a, 10b) as opening means are advanced in the direction in which they are tightened together, and this cuts off a planned opening section (4) from the inner cap (2). Thus, the cap has a relatively simple structure and can be simply and reliably unsealed by small force. Also, the planned opening section (4) is integrated with the over cap (3) after unsealing the inner cap (2), so that no refuse is produced after the unsealing, eliminating the need to clear it away from a table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Tokan Kogyo Co, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takamitsu Isogai, Masayuki Someya
  • Patent number: 8474624
    Abstract: A container and method of opening a container are provided. The container includes a dispensing cartridge defining a storage cavity with an access opening. A blocking member is transitionable from a blocked state to an unblocked state relative to the access opening. The blocking member covers a greater portion of the access opening in the blocked state than in the unblocked state. The outer shell includes a piercing mechanism configured to transition the blocking member from the blocked state to the unblocked state. The method includes using the piercing mechanism to transition the blocking member from the blocked state to the unblocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: J.L. Clark, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward P. Cronin, Michael K. Basak
  • Patent number: 8464888
    Abstract: Provided is the lid of a beverage container consisting of synthetic resin similarly to the container and constituted in such a manner that a straw can easily run through the lid, and the content, i.e. the beverage, does not leak even if shock is applied. The lid of a beverage container consists entirely of synthetic resin (R), wherein a substantially circular straw sticking region (20) is provided in a part (e.g. the center) of the lid, a plurality of cuts (Hc) having a depth equal to ¼-½ of the thickness of the synthetic resin material are formed in the straw sticking region (20), and the straw sticking region (20) has a diameter of 8.0 mm or less and the cut (Hc) has a length of 3.0 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kasiha Yakult Honsha, Shikoku Kakoki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8459478
    Abstract: The self-opening closure includes a pouring spout (10), which can be assembled leak-proof on a combipack or a container spout sealed with foil material, twist cap (9) and a self-opening sleeve (1) arranged inside the pouring spout, which can be made to rotate by the twist cap. The self-opening sleeve forms on its upper edge an indentation (4), which becomes smaller towards the bottom edge (6) and tapers off into the same. There are guiding means present on the outer side of the self-opening sleeve and on the inner side of the pouring spout so that the self-opening sleeve is guided downwards by rotation on the pouring spout. The indentation (4) lies partially inside the pouring spout and partially below the same after unscrewing of the cover cap and forms an air inlet channel, which results in a steady outpour of the liquid content of a combipack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: SIG Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Roger Alther, Rolf Weiss, Egon Lang, Thomas Hocker
  • Publication number: 20130092690
    Abstract: A seal cap assembly for use with a biological specimen container, the cap assembly including an integral ampoule that holds a pre-filled agent. A piercer is movably disposed in the cap assembly to pierce into the ampoule. When the cap assembly is attached to a biological specimen container, the ampoule is pierced, the pre-filled agent in the ampoule is mixed with the specimen, and the seal cap assembly seals the biological specimen container. The seal cap assembly, together with a biological specimen container, permits stabilization, storage, and transport of biological fluid samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: REFLEX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventor: REFLEX MEDICAL CORP.
  • Patent number: 8376163
    Abstract: A beverage container comprises a bottle (2) and is sealed by a lid of resilient material. The bottle includes a neck (8) defining an opening and the lid includes a closure plate (32), integral with which is a depending skirt (18) extending around the outer surface of the neck. The skirt (18) carries an annular flange (20), which is in sealing engagement with the underside of the downwardly directed annular shoulder (14) on the outer surface of the neck. The annular flange (20) is connected to the skirt (18) by an integral hinge. The internal surface of the skirt (18) carries an annular protuberance (52), which is in sealing engagement with one side surface of the annular flange, the other side surface being in sealing engagement with the outer surface of the neck. The said one side surface of the annular flange includes an annular portion which extends downwardly and inwardly and is in contact with a corresponding annular portion on the surface of the annular protuberance (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Carbonite Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Eric Smith, Karl Mondszein
  • Publication number: 20130008561
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector for containers containing medicinal active ingredient, which connector makes it possible to transfer active ingredient from one container into another container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Ismael Rahimy, Torsten Brandenburger
  • Publication number: 20120261418
    Abstract: A container and method of opening a container are provided. The container includes a dispensing cartridge defining a storage cavity with an access opening. A blocking member is transitionable from a blocked state to an unblocked state relative to the access opening. The blocking member covers a greater portion of the access opening in the blocked state than in the unblocked state. The outer shell includes a piercing mechanism configured to transition the blocking member from the blocked state to the unblocked state. The method includes using the piercing mechanism to transition the blocking member from the blocked state to the unblocked state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: J.L. Clark, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward P. Cronin, Michael K. Basak
  • Patent number: 8286818
    Abstract: A portion container which can be unsealed easily by an extremely simple operation, and the lid of which can be opened easily with no possibility of scattering of the contents. The container body is constituted of a nonflexible tubular upper structure which is resistant to press deformation, and a flexible bottomed tubular lower structure extending downward from the lower edge of the upper structure and being susceptible to press deformation, wherein a press board connected rotatably with the upper structure and equipped with a cutter is provided vertically in the container. A lid plate is cut by pressing the press board from the outside to rotate the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8251241
    Abstract: A lid facilitates opening a sealed container and includes a connecting rim engageable with the sealed container and encircling a lid surface, and threads disposed on an inside surface of the connecting rim. A cutting tab is disposed on the lid surface. The cutting tab is sized and positioned to engage a seal of the sealed container when the lid is threaded onto the sealed container via the threads. In one application, the lid is applied to a pre-filled container including a product sealed in the container. The lid serves to open the seal and provide access to the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Profiscient Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Erik S. Vadersen
  • Publication number: 20120181281
    Abstract: A self-opening closure includes a pouring sport, a screw cap and a self-opening cylinder, which is disposed inside the pouring spout and can be set rotating by the screw cap. The self-opening cylinder has three combined piercing and cutting elements with the interior having three molded elements, evenly distributed and extending toward the center of the cylinder, which have a nail shank and a nail head. The nail shank and the nail head of each element acts as a guide for one of the three cylinder wall segments located on the interior of the cap, concentrically to the axis of rotation of the cap. The screw cap is connected to a retaining element by at least two material bridges extending non-radially in relation thereto that are configured as predetermined breaking points. The retaining element engages with a flange on the pouring spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Gregor Ott
  • Publication number: 20120152955
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for containers, including those commonly known as “bottles,” having at least two finger apertures located on a peripheral edge of the body portion; the body portion having at least two shoulder portions, wherein each of the shoulder portions has at least one piercable draw aperture depression; a threaded neck and a cap configured to fit the threaded neck; the cap having a bowl aperture depression for the insertion of a smoking material holder, the smoking material holder comprising a bowl and a stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: SCRAMJET BROTHERS LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Middleton