Removable Closure Guided In Rotary Movement (e.g., Screw) Patents (Class 220/288)
  • Patent number: 10723518
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a closure, especially a closure for packages for liquids such as beverages. In particular the invention relates to a closure for containers for carbonated liquids such as soft drinks. The closure comprises an outer shell with a reduced weight and a sealing means which actively compensates the deformation of the outer shell to avoid loss of performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Creanova Universal Closures, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Smith, Rodney Druitt
  • Patent number: 10689164
    Abstract: An assembly of a container and a closure. The container has a rim defining an upper sealing surface formed of a heat-sealable material, and an external screw thread extending helically along an outer surface at a location spaced below the rim. The closure includes a screw cap assembled with a separately formed disk inserted in the cap, the closure defining an internal screw thread for attaching the closure to the container when the closure is rotated in a first direction. The disk is constructed of a laminated metal having an upper metal layer and a lower heat-sealable layer affixed to an underside of the metal layer. A heat seal between the heat-sealable layer of the disk and the upper sealing surface of the rim affixes the disk to the rim such that the disk seals closed the open top end of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Trevor Price
  • Patent number: 10323783
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for abandoning a tee assembly. The tee assembly comprises a tee member, a plug, and a retention member. The tee member is coupled to a conduit and defines a main passage and a branch passage. The main passage extends into the conduit, and the branch passage extends to the main passage. The plug is slideably disposed in the branch passage and extends at least partially into the main passage. The retention member is slideably disposed in the main passage and configured to interlock with the plug within the main passage. The plug is substantially prevented from sliding out of the branch passage when the plug is interlocked with the retention member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: David Robison
  • Patent number: 10245536
    Abstract: A filter head may include a receiving component and a threaded metal nozzle insert at least partly injected into the receiving component. The receiving component and/or the filter head may be composed of plastic. The threaded metal nozzle insert may be structured as a cold extruded part. A plurality of radially extending ribs may be disposed in a cavity of the receiving component and/or the filter head. The ribs may be composed of plastic and/or integrally formed with the filter head. The ribs may extend along a radial direction from the threaded nozzle insert to a wall of the cavity. The ribs may additionally lead radially outward into an axial sealing surface of the filter head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Dunsch, Lutz Haala
  • Patent number: 10246233
    Abstract: A bottle cap retaining device comprises a flap cap configured to retain a bottle cap to a bottle and includes a lever extending from a lateral side of the flap cap and a grip extending convexly from a crown of the flap cap to the brake configured to stop the angular movement of the lever against the bottle. The device also includes a bi-tether connected to the flap cap in two places. The device additionally includes an O-ring connected to the bi-tether in two places, the O-ring includes a boss and a skirt, the boss configured on a lateral portion of the O-ring to inhibit a torque of the O-ring and the skirt configured on a bottom portion of the O-ring to provide a frictional surface against the bottle. The flap cap also comprises teeth or helical threads configured to hold a bottle cap or act in its place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Mario Fagone
  • Patent number: 10155608
    Abstract: The invention relates to a screw cap for sealing a screw top tube for biomaterial, wherein the screw cap has a cylindrical screw section, which has an external thread, wherein the cylindrical screw section determines a longitudinal axis, a flange portion, which connects to the screw section, a recess coaxial to the longitudinal axis, which extends through the flange portion and at least part way along the screw section, wherein the recess has an inner component profile that is suitable for opening and closing with an appropriate key, and wherein the inner component profile extends axially at least part way along the screw section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Bernd Roman Kranz, Sven Muhlfriedel
  • Patent number: 10138029
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the disclosed present invention, there is provided a container lid having a measuring function, including: a valve body configured to be mounted on the entrance of a container, and to have a through hole and a valve; and a cap configured to be screwed on the entrance, and to have a connection part; wherein the cap is placed in any one of a first position where the valve opens the through hole in the state where the connection part has been connected to the valve stem; a second position where the valve closes the through hole in the state where the connection part has been connected to the valve stem; and a third position where the connection part is removed from the valve stem and also the cap is separated from the container in the state where the valve has closed the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Hyobin Im
  • Patent number: 10131455
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for induction sealing workpieces, in which a series of workpieces are conveyed along a path extending in a conveyance direction, and each workpiece is exposed to a first electromagnetic field generated by a first induction head and to a second electromagnetic field generated by a second induction head, each of the first and second electromagnetic fields inducing eddy currents through the entirety of each workpiece. Respective magnetic axes of the first and second induction heads are non-parallel to each other such that each workpiece is exposed to a plurality of differently oriented electromagnetic fields as the workpiece is conveyed along the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy Morin, Trevor Price
  • Patent number: 10107451
    Abstract: A fluid reservoir assembly, for containing a fluid such as a lubricant is disclosed with a first end plate, a body and a second end plate. The body is preferably formed from plastic or glass. The end plates are composed of a molded plastic resin and are sealingly fastened to the body with an adhesive. The reservoir assembly has an inlet and outlet. Depending upon the configuration of the end plates and body, reservoirs of various sizes, capacities and cross-sectional shapes (e.g. circular, rectangular, etc.) can be fabricated without the need for dedicated molds and specialized tooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Oil-Rite Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J Wech
  • Patent number: 10047781
    Abstract: A coating system applicator component, e.g. a valve or bell cup, which may be used to be wetted and/or flown through at least in some sections by a coating agent, is provided. The applicator component includes a cylindrical holding part configured to releasably couple a mount of the coating system, as well as an applicator thread on the holding part. The applicator thread includes first and second applicator flank surfaces each obliquely oriented to a radial direction of the holding part, the first and second applicator flank surfaces being asymmetric about the radial direction of the holding part. The first and second applicator flank surfaces are configured to be parallel to and interface with first and second mount flank surfaces of a thread of the mount, respectively, upon a coaxial, threaded engagement between the holding part and the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Dürr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Herre, Joachim Hering, Rainer Melcher, Thomas Buck, Michael Baumann, Bernhard Seiz, Manfred Michelfelder
  • Patent number: 9968771
    Abstract: A medical connector includes a body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending between the distal end and the proximal end, a helical thread extending radially outward from a surface of the sidewall and comprising a crest portion, flank portions, and a root portion with the flank portions connecting the crest portion to the root portion, and at least one deformable protrusion extending radially outward from the root portion of the helical thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Wong
  • Patent number: 9897129
    Abstract: A non-rotational, flare nut attached to a panel with tolerance float formed and applied using special flaring tool, which simultaneously creates a square profile on the shank as the nut is attached. During flaring, the shank is broken into radially extending segments that provide retention to the panel with the ability to “float” on the panel by an amount equal to the clearance between the hole and the shank of the nut. The length of the segments allow for a greater float distance. The anti-rotation capability is provided by interference between the flat sides of the nut shank and the sides of the rectangular receiving hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Trevor Fahy
  • Patent number: 9829153
    Abstract: A pressure vessel comprising a pipe closed at each end with a novel plug/compression cap, the plug at one end of the pipe having a port for connection to a pressure regulating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventors: Zachary Spencer, Brian Spencer
  • Patent number: 9803804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices, systems, and methods for a safety interlock for a gas cylinder. The interlock device of the present invention can prevent a gas cylinder from being removed from a gas administration device as long as gas remains in the gas cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Alex Stenzler, Steve Han
  • Patent number: 9803679
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fastener that includes a thread having a groove formed therein to provide a loosening resistance due to a deformation of the thread, the deformation resulting from a threshold axial force applied to the thread by a receiving structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Martin Eidinger
  • Patent number: 9775760
    Abstract: A cremation urn comprising an internal structure with an opening, an external opening with an opening that is correspondingly aligned with the opening on the internal structure, and sealing means in the form of a threaded lid or press fit lid. A threaded flange is attached to the opening on the internal structure and is molded into the urn during manufacturing. The materials used for the urn produce an urn with the appearance of marble. Once the urn is made, by use of a manufacturing method, the threaded lid is screwed into the threaded flange, thereby creating a one-piece, air-tight and water-tight cremation urn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Donald J. Roy
  • Patent number: 9731595
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure system on a fuel tank (2) of thermoplastics with barrier properties for hydrocarbons. The closure system comprises at least one orifice (4), with a closure cap (5) which closes the orifice (4) in a sealing manner and which cooperates in a form-fitting manner with closure means provided at the circumference of the orifice (4) and encloses at least one first sealing means between it and a tank wall (3). The closure system (1) according to the invention is distinguished in that the tank wall is sealed in the region of the orifice (4) with at least one second sealing means, which covers and/or shields a part of the tank wall surfaces exposed to hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hartmut Wolf
  • Patent number: 9696553
    Abstract: A head mounted display system for use with a mobile computing device, comprises a single-piece main body made entirely of a homogeneous unitary soft and compressible material, the soft main body configured to be worn on a human head and including a retention pocket configured to accept and secure a mobile computing device to the main body, and a lens assembly within the main body comprising at least one lens configured to focus vision of a wearer on a respective area of a display screen of the mobile computing device, such that an image may be viewed through the lens on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Merge Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Franklin A. Lyons
  • Patent number: 9578765
    Abstract: A fiberglass hole plug for sealing unused openings in electrical enclosures is disclosed. The hole plug includes a cover having a first side and a second side and defining a peripheral edge and a threaded member having a first end and a second end. The second end of the threaded member is attached to the second side of the cover, axially extends in a direction away from the cover, wherein a radial distance between the threaded member and the peripheral edge on the second side of said cover is less than or equal to one-half inch. The hole plug further includes a fastener threadably attached to the threaded member, whereby rotation of the fastener adjusts a longitudinal distance between the first end and the second end of the threaded member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Robroy Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jackson, Ramesh Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 9525380
    Abstract: Disclosed is a solar cell module including a solar cell panel, a frame located at a peripheral portion of the solar cell panel, the frame having a fixing hole, and a first fastening member inserted into the fixing hole, the first fastening member being provided at a side surface thereof with an engagement member configured to be engaged with a fastening tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Jeongshik Kim
  • Patent number: 9511506
    Abstract: A fusion cutting device includes a fusion cutting device body made from a connecting-member enclosure in the shape of a tube, for slidably passing a connecting member therethrough, an electric heater wound outside the connecting-member enclosure in the form of a coil, and a case configured to contain these connecting-member enclosure and electric heater, a power source for supplying electric current to the electric heater, and a switch circuit configured to flow the electric current from the power source to the electric heater. The first object and the second object are fixed by the connecting member. When the switch circuit turns on, electric current flows from the power source to the electric heater, thereby fusion cutting the connecting-member enclosure and the connecting member that pass through the connecting-member enclosure. The first object and the second object are thereby separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 9359115
    Abstract: In one embodiment there is provided a push-pull closure having a shell and a cap movable in relation to the shell to an opened and closed position. The shell includes an annual body surrounding a central opening in fluid communication with the container opening and further includes a stem suspended within the central opening and connected to the annual body by radial ribs. The cap includes an inner skirt extending from a pouring edge and having a lower section configured to cooperate and seal against the stem, against an outside radial rib surface, and against an inside surface of the annual body when the cap is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Berlin Packaging, LLC
    Inventor: Brett Niggel
  • Patent number: 9302813
    Abstract: A bottle has a body and an opening at a first end of the bottle. A closure for the opening is movable relative to the body. The bottle, optionally the closure, comprises first and second elements lying in a plane substantially perpendicular to a main axis extending between the first end and an opposite second end of the bottle when the closure is in the closed position, the first and second elements being respective portions of the first end that are furthest along the main axis from the second end. The bottle, optionally the closure, also comprises a recessed portion extending between the first and second elements, the recessed portion being recessed from the plane in a direction along the main axis towards the second end, whereby the first and second elements are separated from each other in the plane by a gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: John C. Crawford, Kiat-Cheong Toh, Michael P. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9305673
    Abstract: Systems produce desired isotopes through irradiation in nuclear reactor instrumentation tubes and deposit the same in a robust facility for immediate shipping, handling, and/or consumption. Irradiation targets are inserted and removed through inaccessible areas without plant shutdown and placed in the harvesting facility, such as a plurality of sealable and shipping-safe casks and/or canisters. Systems may connect various structures in a sealed manner to avoid release of dangerous or unwanted matter throughout the nuclear plant, and/or systems may also automatically decontaminate materials to be released. Useable casks or canisters can include plural barriers for containment that are temporarily and selectively removable with specially-configured paths inserted therein. Penetrations in the facilities may limit waste or pneumatic gas escape and allow the same to be removed from the systems without over-pressurization or leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Heinold, Yogeshwar Dayal, Martin W. Brittingham
  • Patent number: 9297196
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lift and rotation mechanism for a quick door-opening device. The power-output end of a first motor of a lift component of the mechanism is connected to one end of a screw rod and the other end of the screw rod is connected to one end of a circular pipe; one end of a tubular body is provided with a connection component, with one end of a coupling component being connected to the connection component; the other end of the circular pipe is removably connected to a circular door by an annular connection; the output shaft of a second motor of a rotary component is removably connected to one end of a rotary shaft provided within a supporting seat removably connected to an end flange; and a circular disk is removably connected to the other end of the rotary shaft and is fixedly connected to the connection component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventors: Yunlan Yang, Feng Zou, Meng Li, Wenyong Li
  • Patent number: 9290312
    Abstract: A double-walled container including an inner sleeve, an outer sleeve and a base is provided. The inner sleeve is positioned within the outer sleeve. A sidewall cavity may be formed between an inner sleeve sidewall and an outer sleeve sidewall. The lower end of the outer sleeve forms an elongated loop located below a lowermost edge of the inner sleeve. A flange may extend from the elongated loop upwardly above the lowermost edge of the inner sleeve and is attached to the inner sleeve. The elongated loop may form a loop cavity. The loop cavity may be in fluid communication with the sidewall cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Dart Container Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander Brown
  • Patent number: 9260008
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure device (2) for closing a refill opening of a tank such as, a fuel tank or a lubricant tank. The closure device includes a body portion (20) for engagement with the refill opening. The closure device (2) further includes a pivotal member (6) provided with a grip portion (3). The grip portion (3) may be switched between a retracted position and a protruding position. In protruding position, the grip portion (3) extends outwardly of the body portion (20) to form a convenient grip to an operator. A holding member (13, 14, 17) may be provided to hold the pivotal member (6) in the protruding position. The holding member (13, 14, 17) may be secured to the pivotal member (6) and to the body portion (20). The closure device (2) may further comprise a biasing member (11) arranged for urging the pivotal member (6) towards the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Pär Martinsson, Stefan Stark
  • Patent number: 9198819
    Abstract: A cremation urn comprises a container that has a lower end and an upper end, and that is sized and configured to receive therein cremation remains of a deceased. An access cover is removably secured on the lower end of the container providing access to an interior of the container. A receptacle is located on the upper end of the container and has a bottom wall and an upstanding side wall extending peripherally around the bottom wall. An appliqué is secured in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Batesville Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Kristine Ann Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9192257
    Abstract: A cup for persons with tremors, or other difficulty holding the cup steady, has a lid with an opening from which to drink, to prevent spilling or splashing. The lid is removably attached by a strap or band to the neck or rim of the associated cup. The cup, lid, and strap are all formed of a durable, food-grade plastic material. The strap has a ring that fits over the neck of the cup and can be rotated on and off. This arrangement allows the cup and lid to remain attached through a wash cycle and during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Janet Baker
  • Publication number: 20150136778
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatuses, systems, and methods for constructing, installing, and using an inflatable hatch sealing device in environmentally sealing a manhole. In particular, the inflatable hatch sealing device has a sealing assembly with a directed inflatable air bladder, and the sealing assembly is rotatable relative to a contact disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: OPW-Engineered Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Johnson, Jeff Cousineau, Ted Shreve, Mike Crum
  • Publication number: 20150136779
    Abstract: Containers are disclosed herein that include a reservoir, a handle disposed on the reservoir at an angle defined by a grip axis. The handle is configured for a single grip position and having a midpoint that coincides with a midpoint of a user's grip when the handle is gripped by a user. A first center of gravity coincident with a resting axis is substantially perpendicular to the bottom wall when the bottom wall is placed on a horizontal surface. A second center of gravity coincident with a carrying axis is substantially perpendicular to the grip axis when the container is carried by the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski
  • Patent number: 9022243
    Abstract: A vessel, preferably a pressure vessel, for containing water of a high temperature in an inner space thereof, which vessel comprises at least one passage. A first hose part, around which a first coupling part provided with a clamping surface extends, and a second coupling part formed around said passage, which is provided with a bearing surface, connect to the passage in the vessel. A second hose part extends from said passage into the inner space of the vessel. The first and the second coupling part are interconnected and the first and the second hose part are provided with flanged ends, which are clamped between the bearing surface and the clamping surface in the coupled condition of the two coupling parts, with the first and the second hose part forming a substantially continuous hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Henri Peteri Beheer B.V.
    Inventor: Niels Theodoor Peteri
  • Patent number: 9016500
    Abstract: A universal cap to be placed on standard containers for lip balm and lipstick that contains one or more modules that house therein functional items to assist the user for personal health and safety applications. The cap includes modules that contain space for the inclusion of identifying information, interior space for a flashlight and battery, interior space for an audio alarm, an interior space to house medication, a place for a nail file and a place for a glass breaker along with a flange to allow attachment to a lanyard or similar item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Ralph Rossi
  • Publication number: 20150102033
    Abstract: A molded, low moisture vapor transmission plastic container is provided. The container includes a sidewall including an inner surface, an outer surface, a thickness and a first layer formed from a high density polyethylene resin. The container includes a bottom wall located at a lower end of the sidewall, and the bottom wall includes an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surfaces of the sidewall and of the bottom wall define an interior contents cavity. The container includes a neck located at an upper end of the sidewall defining an opening into the interior contents cavity. The high density polyethylene resin acts as an effective moisture barrier limiting moisture transmission into or out of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Silgan Plastics LLC
    Inventor: Susan Banovic
  • Publication number: 20150102028
    Abstract: A core provides a form for rolling an accessory around it. The accessory wrapped around the core may include a mat. The core includes a bottle and a container, utilizing what would otherwise be a void at the center of a rolled up mat for storage. The bottle and container may have twist-off lids which form resealable closures. The bottle and container may also couple with one another via opposing reverse threads at the bottom of each of the bottle and container. The twist-off lids may also include connection points for a carry-strap, the carry-strap including a buckle for adjusting the length of the carry-strap to make it a yoga stretching-strap. The mat includes elastic bands through grommets at an end of the mat. The bands are tensioned to secure the core when it is rolled inside the mat via the bands being wrapped around the rolled-up mat and core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: BUCKY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Carrasca, Jasmine Reese, Jason Woodrow
  • Publication number: 20150090712
    Abstract: The current invention comprises fractionally proportioned, nesting containers with a banded, carrying element. Said containers hold liquids, such as carbonated soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, teas, water, etc., in addition to non-liquid goods, ranging from dry recipe ingredients to personal hygiene products. The individual bottles can be manufactured out of glass, metals, alloys and various plastics and sizes of the individual bottles, in the nested unit, are not limited. Container contents determine the fractional proportions of unit and bottle sizes therewith. Said unit accommodates the end user with prepackaged quantities of contents. The configuration of the current invention, permits the end user(s) desiring the same product, within the bottles of said unit, the option to open them separately, in order to sustain freshness of unopened portion(s), further allowing end user to exercise a level of control with regards to amount of product consumption and variety of the contents thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Cynthia Washington
  • Patent number: 8985360
    Abstract: A cap for a drain hose and a plurality of bottles with different opening sizes is provided. The cap includes a main body and an extension body. The main body includes a main sleeve, a sleeve for drain hose and a leakage-proof part, wherein the main sleeve is for engaging with a first bottle, the sleeve for drain hose is for engaging with the drain hose, and the leakage-proof part is for closely sealing the opening of the first bottle. The extension body is formed integrally with the main body and extends outwardly from the main body, the extension body including an extension sleeve for engaging with a second bottle, the opening size of the second bottle being larger than the opening size of the first bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Yen-An Chen
  • Publication number: 20150071696
    Abstract: An injection-molded plastic sealing cap having a tubular cap body with a longitudinal axis, which cap body transitions integrally into a plate that extends at least predominantly in a radial direction, in which the inner circumference of the tubular cap body has at least one holding projection that protrudes radially inward into the inner space that is circumferentially encompassed by the cap body, wherein the plate has a window that is associated with the at least one holding projection and is aligned with the holding projection with which it is associated, viewed in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the sealing cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Friedrich Weigel, Werner Fischer
  • Publication number: 20150060453
    Abstract: Various apparatuses are disclosed. An apparatus may include a vessel configured to hold liquid, a cap detachably connected to an end of the vessel, and a mount connected to an opposite end of the vessel, wherein the liquid drains from the vessel only when the cap is detached. An apparatus may include a vessel configured to hold a liquid, a cap detachably connected to the vessel, and a mount connected to an exterior portion of the cap, wherein the liquid drains from the vessel only when the cap is detached. The liquid may include some alcohol. The vessel may be translucent and/or may include alcohol-tolerant material. Food substance may be mounted on the mount. The vessel may have the shape of a cylinder or polygonal prism. The cap may be a twist cap, a push-down-and-turn cap, a snap-top cap, a pull-tab cap, a push-on cap, or a tear-tab cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: ALKIPOPS INC.
    Inventors: Arezo Nora Rahimi, Nairi Yerjanik Markarian
  • Publication number: 20150053700
    Abstract: The invention provides is an eco-friendly reusable collapsible plastic jug for drinking water comprising a durable lightweight jug that collapses into a compact, easily stowed and portable package. The jug comprises a series of accordion pleats around its circumference molded into sides of the jug. When empty, the jug can be collapsed by pulling up the lift up nozzle to permit air to escape, pressing the jug downward to collapse it, folding along its pleats, and pushes the nozzle into its closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Zita Pierson, George Pierson
  • Publication number: 20150041472
    Abstract: Connector assembly and methods usable to block fluid flow therethrough. The connector comprises a female hub having an axial bore, internal threads, and an internal shoulder. The hub is adapted to connect to a fluid container, valve, or conduit and to receive a male connector adapted to block fluid flow through the connector assembly. The male connector comprises external threads and a face comprising a front seal adapted to engage the shoulder. The face comprises a ring-shaped surface adapted to contact the shoulder and form a fluid seal. The face comprises an outer seal that is positioned outwards from the ring-shaped surface and adapted to engage a circumferential surface of the hub. Embodiments of the current invention relate to fluid connectors and methods usable to form a sealed fluid connection between a female connector and a male connector, wherein the male connector comprises an axial bore extending therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Chromatic Industries, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20150014355
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for packaging and dispensing a composition sensitive to oxidation by atmospheric oxygen, comprising a body (2) formed at least partially from a sheet of a multilayer complex, comprising within one layer at least one pulverulent filler in a mass proportion, within the layer, of preferably greater than or equal to 5%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Jean-Marie Julien
  • Publication number: 20140361014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, methods, and apparatuses for the management, distribution, dispensing, and administration of consumer products, including over-the-counter and prescription medications through use of a product container labeling system and an optional integrated computer-based or online management system. In certain aspects, the invention relates to a product container comprising a hollow body, a child-resistant cap, and a specialized information label affixed to the hollow body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: DEBORAH ADLER LLC
    Inventors: Deborah Adler, Duane Sawyer, Michael Wolf, Joshua Stewart, Yayun Huang
  • Patent number: 8899437
    Abstract: A child resistant closure is provided that is configured to fit over the opening of a receptacle to form a container. The closure includes an inner dosage cup and an outer cap portion that receives and retains the inner dosage cup. The outer cap portion is rotatable relative to the inner dosage cup and defines at least one viewing window that allows for visual indication of a level of contents within the inner dosage cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve, Michael Walker
  • Publication number: 20140339112
    Abstract: A container comprising a tube and a cap for use in securing a carpule during shipping or storage is disclosed. The container may be configured to prevent individual components of the carpule from shifting, dislodging, or moving, particularly in response to changes in air pressure. The container may further be configured to seal and protect the carpule. A cap configured to independently secure portions of a carpule or carpule assembly is also disclosed. Additionally, embodiments of containers comprising one or more wells for securing carpules are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: John M. Jew, David Marxen, Joseph Rogus
  • Publication number: 20140326725
    Abstract: A container closure device with a flexible three-dimensional formed sealing wad with a circumferential ridge, the closure body (1) is formed with a top wall and a cylindrical wall, wherein the top wall has a circumferential trapezoidal groove on the inner side of its rim, adjacent to the cylindrical wall. A sealing wad (2) is arranged below the inner side of the top wall of the closure body, whereby the ridge is located under the groove and has an internal circumferential recess in the ridge running around the perimeter of the underneath side of the sealing wad, serving to receive the edge of the spout forming the opening of the container, whereby the protruding ridge is oversized compared to the groove, the width of the recess is reduced and compressed when the ridge is forced into the groove. The recess has sealing fingers and on its inner and outer side walls which creates the seal with the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Aron Joseph Clarkson
  • Publication number: 20140319143
    Abstract: A disposable child's drinking cup has a lid with a drinking spout defining multiple open holes sized to resist leakage in the absence of suction, such as by the development of surface tension at the holes, and to allow flow when suction is applied. The holes are formed during molding of the lid. An inner contour of a groove of the lid and an outer contour of the cup body rim are selected to provide a slight snap fit of the lid onto the cup body, to provide a secure seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: James A. Connors, JR., David E. Medeiros, George S. Dys, James J. Britto, John A. Hession
  • Publication number: 20140311940
    Abstract: The present invention is a container for storing products, comprising a base made substantially of silicon comprising an inner area for containing products, the base having an outer wall of a particular perimeter, the base having a rim at the very top thereof, and a cover made substantially of silicon comprising a wall extending around the outer perimeter thereof which encloses the rim and the top of the base, the cover also having a lip on the inside thereof which is parallel to the wall thereof, whereby when the cover is placed on the base, the rim of the base is gripped between the lip on the inside of the cover and the wall on the cover to hold the cover in place. Due to the fact that the container is comprised substantially of silicon, substantially all of the products placed therein will be useable such that there will be no remnants of the product left over.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Braveman
  • Publication number: 20140312040
    Abstract: Beverage container which can be used to bottle beverages in filling facilities and subsequently used in any setting where the consumer desires to have a convenient and fun approach to consuming a soft drink, and desires to have that soft drink cooled by ice and strained from the ice before consuming it. The disclosed beverage container can be made up of three pieces, a cap, dome and vessel. The pieces screw together using a double screw mechanism. The dome piece contains a strainer. The consumer can separate the dome from the vessel and add ice to the mixed beverage to cool the beverage prior to consumption, and can strain the ice from the beverage before drinking it directly from the top opening of the dome, after it has been resealed to the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: William D. Gamelli
  • 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