Lugs Engage Cammed Keeper Patents (Class 220/301)
  • Patent number: 11852135
    Abstract: A retainer nut assembly for a fluid end of a pump system includes a plug with two blades separated by edge cuts, a plug exterior face and a threaded rod extending from the plug exterior face. Each of the blades includes an arcuate face. A mid-cap includes a hole for receiving the threaded rod therethrough with the mid-cap positioned adjacent the plug. The mid-cap further includes flange segments. A cover cap includes a hole for receiving the threaded rod therethrough with the cover cap positioned adjacent the mid-cap. The cover cap has extensions separated by cut outs. Each of the extensions are configured to extend axially between respective flange segments of the mid-cap when the cover cap is assembled to the mid-cap. A fastener engages the threaded rod and secures the retainer nut assembly together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: SPM Oil & Gas Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Barnhouse, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11668251
    Abstract: An actuator includes a housing that defines a first inlet to receive a fluid, a second inlet to receive the fluid and a chamber. The actuator includes an actuator rod movably coupled to the housing. The actuator rod includes a head. A first face of the head is responsive to the fluid from the first inlet, and a second face of the head is responsive to the fluid from the second inlet to move the actuator rod. The head defines at least one cross-bore. The actuator includes at least one plug coupled to the cross-bore to inhibit a flow of the fluid through the cross-bore in a first state such that the plug fluidly isolates the fluid from the first inlet from the fluid from the second inlet. The plug is to enable the flow of the fluid through the at least one plug in a second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Abigail Parsons, Charles Walejewski, Sammuel Tillich, Michael Gogola
  • Patent number: 11445858
    Abstract: A handle for a cooking device that limits movement of the device's lid relative to a band extending around the lid. The handle couples to the band and also engages a rim or ridge of the lid to resist movement of the band in a direction away from the rim or ridge and toward the lid's edge. The lid retaining handle has a grip for grasping by a user of the cooking device to open or close the lid relative to the cooking device's base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: The Big Green Egg, Inc.
    Inventor: Marco Bogazzi
  • Patent number: 10597200
    Abstract: A screw cap container including a container main body and a screw cap. The container main body includes a mouth tubular portion, which is provided with slope screw portions. The slope screw portions include: upper screw protrusions disposed at three or more different positions; lower long screw protrusions having left end positions same as left end positions of the upper screw protrusions, and each having a length longer than a length of each upper screw protrusion; and oblique screw protrusions extending obliquely from right ends of the lower long screw protrusions and each being connected to a left end of a different one of the upper screw protrusions. The screw cap includes a top wall and an outer circumferential wall. The outer circumferential wall is provided with cap screw protrusions disposed in the same number as the number of the upper screw protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Asakawa, Tatsuharu Ida, Takumi Sugizaki, Shigeru Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10441113
    Abstract: A blender for blending foodstuff comprises a base enclosing a motor, a jar for containing foodstuff that is removably mountable to the base, and a lid removably mountable to the jar to selectively close off the top end. The lid comprises a main body having an opening defined therein, and a cap removably mountable to the main body to selectively close off the opening. When the cap is mounted to the main body and the lid is mounted to the jar, a tortuous airflow path is provided between the main body and cap to allow airflow into or out of the jar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L Leppert, Justin Kyle Dickerson, Joseph R Elliott
  • Patent number: 10035626
    Abstract: A pressure-release sealing cap for a reservoir includes a rotatable platform with a ramp connected to a rotatable enclosure. A movable plunger is connected to a movable pressure-release member with a guide stud and a valve. The guide stud disposed is on the ramp between first and second reference portions of the ramp, while the sealing cap is installed on the reservoir and the guide stud disposed to rotate on the ramp on rotation of the enclosure to lift the valve, to release the excess pressure while concurrently removing the sealing cap from the reservoir. The pressure-releasing member is actuated indirectly to release excess pressure from the reservoir, in a controlled and gradual manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SUNDRAM FASTENERS LIMITED
    Inventors: Otra Narasimhalu Kishore Kumar, Gajendran Parthasaarathy, Ilu Manohar Reddy, Narayanaswamy Kumaresan
  • Patent number: 9924834
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expanded polystyrene cooler having a body, a lid and a lid locking mechanism, said lid locking mechanism including a transversely-extending ridge near the perimeter of the underside surface of the lid, with the ridge surrounding the majority of said underside surface. There are at least two opposed flanges on the underside surface having extended portions extending towards the edge of the lid, as well as at least two horizontal channels on the inner surface of the body, each channel including an opening at one end facing the flanges and configured to receive one of the flanges and including a section having an extension towards the inside of the body, said section configured to rest upon the flange extended portion and lock the lid with the body, when the flange is positioned below the extension, whereby the lid is in place atop the cooler body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: TCP RELIABLE, INC.
    Inventor: David L. Joffe
  • Patent number: 9751397
    Abstract: This fueling device comprises a filler neck formed by stacking a first resin layer made of a first resin and a second resin layer made of a second resin that is harder than the first resin, such that the second resin layer is provided on an inner side of the first resin layer; and a mounting member mounted to a fuel injection opening side of the filler neck from outside. The first resin layer has a higher impact resistance than the second resin layer. The second resin layer has a higher fuel permeation resistance than the first resin layer. The filler neck includes an engagement element that is provided on the fuel injection opening side of the filler neck and is extended radially outward from the second resin layer to pass through the first resin layer. The mounting member is engaged with the engagement element to be mounted to the filler neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kito, Yoshinari Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 9598211
    Abstract: A beverage container that includes a main body portion having an open top and a closed bottom, an interior, a circular rim and a first set of threads on an inside surface thereof that are positioned adjacent the rim at a first height. The rim includes a downwardly depending portion that extends below the first set of threads. The container also includes a removable cover with a bottom, a generally cylindrical side wall, an annular flange extending outwardly from the generally cylindrical side wall and an annular collar. The collar, the annular flange and the side wall define a first channel that receives the rim, and the bottom and the generally cylindrical side wall cooperate to define a cover cavity. The side wall includes a second set of threads on an outside surface thereof that are matingly engaged with the first set of threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: MIDEAS, LLC
    Inventors: James Christopoulos, Martin Todd Belle, David Huang, Fernando Pardo, Adil Ali, Matthew Hern, Etienne Iliffe-Moon, Praveen Penmetsa, Matthew O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9393866
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assembling a fuel filler system for use in a vehicle are provided. A locking bracket is coupled within an end of a fuel filler tube. At least one passage is defined in the locking bracket for facilitating insertion of a closure device into the fuel filler tube end. At least one anti-removal structure on the closure device passes through the at least one passage during insertion of the closure device. The at least one anti-removal structure precludes removal of the closure device after insertion of the closure device, and rotation of the closure device from a first rotational position relative to the locking bracket to a second rotational position. First and second anti-rotation structures extending from the closure device engage first and second ends of the locking bracket to prevent further rotation of the closure device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Hidekazu Nobata, Masaru Tomimatsu
  • Patent number: 9321564
    Abstract: A storage container has a base having an opening and a lid for covering the opening. A lock ring is mounted on one of the base and the lid for motion between a first position and a second position. At least one lock member is formed on the lock ring. At least one stationary lock member is formed on the other one of the base and the lid. The lock member is aligned with the stationary lock member when the lock ring is in the first position such that the lock member engages the stationary lock member. The lock member is offset with respect to the stationary lock member when the lock ring is in the second position such that the lock member does not engage the stationary lock member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: RUBBERMAID INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christopher Claypool, Matthew Nettenstrom, Michael A. Zarkis
  • Patent number: 9127689
    Abstract: A bladeless fan assembly for creating an air current includes a nozzle mounted on a base. The nozzle comprises an interior passage and a mouth for receiving the air flow from the interior passage and through which the air flow is emitted from the fan assembly. The nozzle defines an opening through which air from outside the fan assembly is drawn by the air flow emitted from the mouth. The nozzle is detachable from the base, which is preferably sized to be accommodated within the opening of the nozzle for transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Peter David Gammack, James Dyson
  • Patent number: 8967414
    Abstract: A drinking mug includes a lid affixed at the mouth of the mug. The lid includes fluid openings between a bottom portion of the lid and sidewalls of the lid about the circumference of the lid to permit drinking from any position along the circumference. The lid has a gasket that seals the mug closed when the lid is threaded to a closed position. When the lid is partially unscrewed, the gasket opens, permitting liquid to be consumed from the beverage container through the fluid openings in the lid. The lid includes a ramp-shaped cam and the mug includes a pivotable latch that engages the cam that prevents the lid from being unscrewed from the mug. The latch has a push button that releases the latch from the cam to permit removal of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Thermos L.L.C.
    Inventor: Marvin Lane
  • Patent number: 8857647
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connecting structure for connecting a first member and a second member, wherein the first member comprises a connecting upright portion and a plurality of locking flanges provided to extend outwards along the circumferential direction of the outer face of the connecting upright portion, while the second member comprises a connecting side-wall portion that overlies the connecting upright portion and a plurality of locking projections provided to extend inwards from the inner face of the connecting side-wall portion. The bottom faces of the locking flanges distend downwards in a convex curved shape and, when the second member is overlaid on the first member and rotated, the upper faces of the locking projections are guided with sliding contact along the convex curved bottom faces of the locking flanges and stopped at the lowermost position of the convex curved bottom faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Kohei Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8746486
    Abstract: A food storage container includes a bowl that connects to a lid in a closed position. Upon movement of the bowl and lid into the closed position, an audible sound or signal is generated as well as visual and tactile indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Maria Alexandra Del Solar, Paul Maguire, Au Kin Fo Bryan
  • Patent number: 8721284
    Abstract: A hollow-cast casting is provided, which includes at least one core opening that is caused by the production technique and which has a closure device that closes the core opening. The closure device can be inserted into the core opening axially in relation to the core opening and provides at least one surface region which, in axial projection in relation to the core opening, can be made to abut a surface region of the casting that is facing toward the casting. The surface region lies radially outside a cross-sectional area predetermined by the core opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Balliel, Christoph Didion, Thomas Duda, Marcel Koenig
  • Patent number: 8424705
    Abstract: A cover retention mechanism for releasably locking a cover to a base such as a gage housing. The cover retention mechanism includes a base lock having a receiver and a receptacle, and a cover lock having a latch attached to an end of a flexible arm. The latch is selectively movable between a retracted position wherein the latch engages the receptacle to prevent rotational movement of the cover with respect to the housing from the closed position toward an open position, and an extended position wherein the latch is removed from the receptacle and the cover is rotatable with respect to the housing from the closed position toward the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Dwyer Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Lee Palmer, Michael A. Popp
  • Patent number: 8393487
    Abstract: A three position, selectively openable twist lid for a drinking vessel has separate drinking and venting apertures. The lid has two parts—a base member and a cap member. The base and cap members can be relatively rotated from a first, closed position to a second, open position and to a third, disengaged position in which the cap and base members may be separated for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventors: Michelle J. Pillers, Barry Beyerlein, Robert Freed
  • Patent number: 8308010
    Abstract: A molded plastic container/closure combination providing a tamper evident feature, a child resistant feature and a removal facilitation feature. The closure has radially extending bayonets extending from the outer skirt which fit into horizontal slots in a beam molded integrally with the sidewall of the container. Rotation of the closure in one direction brings the bayonets into the slots for locking purposes. Rotation in the opposite direction unlocks the closure and continued rotation lifts the closure relative to the container to facilitate removal. A resiliently mounted release tab must be depressed before unlocking rotation is permitted. A latch prevents depression of the release tab until anchors on the sides of the latch are fractured. Serrations acting between the tab and the bayonets provide an audible indication of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Letica Corporation
    Inventors: Anton Letica, Arthur W. Habitz, John R. Selina
  • Patent number: 8240491
    Abstract: A child-resistant canister includes a container and a closure configured to mount on the container to close an opening into an interior region formed in the container. The closure includes a lid and a lid anchor coupled to the lid. The lid anchor is configured to mate with a closure retainer included in the container to retain the closure in a mounted position on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: W. Gordon Beecroft, Chad E. Rice, Duane C. Sawyer, John A. Vassallo
  • Patent number: 7905369
    Abstract: A container, in particular a plastic ampule produced using a blow-molding process and filled and closed in the mold has a neck part (12) adjoining a container body (10) and threadly receiving a first cap part (14). A second cap part (16) extends at least partly between the first cap part (14) and the neck part (12) and is provided with an opening device (20). The opening device has at least one opening (22) for opening the container body (10), and can be closed by the first cap part (14). The first cap part (14) carries the second cap part (16) by the screwing-on process of the first cap part in such a way that the opening device (20) causes the container body (10) to be opened. A closure part (closure pin 26) of the first cap part (14) unblocks the opening (22) in the opening device (20) after the first cap part is unscrewed, with the second cap part (16) remaining on the neck part (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Bernd Hansen
  • Publication number: 20110056948
    Abstract: A non-child-resistant closure and container system for a pharmaceuticals comprises a cap configured to cooperate with a2 container. The container has at least one bayonet structure that includes a leading taper, a recess, and a backstop. The cap has an outer shell that includes a skirt and at least one lug formed thereon. The lug is configured to cooperate with the bayonet structure such that one of an audible signal and a tactile sensation is produced upon closing the cap onto the container. The cap is closed onto the container by rotating the cap until a portion of the lug enters the recess. The lug is further configured to be released from the recess by reverse rotation of the cap causing the lug to move axially relative to the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: PACIFIC MANAGEMENT HOLDING, LLC
    Inventor: Sean M. Brennan
  • Publication number: 20100288667
    Abstract: An overpack salvage drum including a drum body for holding a package to be overpacked, a lid adapted to be rotatably threaded onto the drum body to seal the package held in the drum body therein, and a clip adapted to be operatively associated with the lid before the lid is rotatably threaded onto the drum body. The clip is adapted to break in preference to the lid and the drum body in the event that the initial integrity of the seal between the lid and the drum body is compromised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: ENPAC, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Larry Stanek, Timothy D. Reed, Scott R. Janda
  • Patent number: 7780032
    Abstract: A fuel cap of the invention has a pressure regulating valve, which includes a positive pressure valve and a negative pressure valve. The positive pressure valve has a positive pressure valve plug and a first spring, whereas the negative pressure valve has a negative pressure valve plug and a second spring. A valve support member is located in the upstream of the negative pressure valve to support the positive pressure valve plug. A tubular body is integrally formed with the valve support member. The tubular body eliminates the turbulence of the inflow of the air current and leads the laminar air flow into the negative pressure valve in its open position. This arrangement of the invention effectively increases the maximum flow rate of the negative pressure valve in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hagano
  • Patent number: 7757880
    Abstract: A fuel cap includes a spring stopper mechanism to lock a first spring included in a pressure regulating valve of the fuel cap. A spring stopper mechanism includes stopper support members that are formed along an inner circumference of a valve chest formation-member, and a spring support member that is held by the stopper support members and supports an upper end of the first spring. The spring support member is pressed down in an axial direction of the fuel cap against a pressing force of the spring. The spring support member at the pressed-down position is rotated relative to the stopper support members by a preset angle. The spring support member is then pressed against the stopper support members by the pressing force of the spring and is fixed by mating lock elements. This arrangement facilitates assembly of a pressure regulating valve and ensures sufficiently high assembly strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hagano
  • Patent number: 7731050
    Abstract: A closure (40) and container (10) combination which includes a closing and opening assist mechanism (22, 28, 28?, 30, 30?) which provides for spreading the locking mechanism (46) of the closure and causing a lifting movement of the closure to effect the removal of the closure from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Efficient Container Company
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Parks, Harold E. Zell
  • Patent number: 7600427
    Abstract: An enclosure for a gage including a housing and cover. The cover includes one or more mounting lugs and the housing includes one or more mounting mechanisms. Each mounting mechanism includes an inclined ramp to facilitate removal of the cover from the housing by rotational movement of the cover with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Dwyer Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Lee Palmer, Michael A. Popp
  • Patent number: 7600650
    Abstract: A cap device that closes a tank opening engages with an opening engagement element formed in a periphery of a tank opening. The cap device includes a handle mechanism that is rotationally mounted on a closer. The handle mechanism rotates the closer to close and open the tank opening. A torque mechanism is located between the handle mechanism and the closer and selectively transmits torque in the closing direction and the opening direction to the closer. The torque mechanism is constructed to prevent an engagement sound from being produced when the tank is being opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hagano, Shinobu Kawabata
  • Patent number: 7487879
    Abstract: This invention provides a fuel filler cap that can release an outer cap from an inner cap without influences of direction of the external force when it applied. The fuel filler cap 1 comprises the outer cap 11 constructed by an upper face portion 112, a skirt portion 113 extending from the outer circumference of the upper face portion 112 and a plurality of wedge-shaped projection 111 formed on the inner face of the skirt portion 113, the pressing plate 15, and the inner cap 13 constructed by a supporting plate 14 having annular slants 142 formed downward by chamfering the peripheral edge of its upper face intermittently, a seal ring 12 and a plurality of annular groove 146 defined by the individual annular slants 142 of the supporting plate 14 and by the lower face of the pressing plate 15 laid over the supporting plate 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Asteer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Yoshida, Takami Ono
  • Patent number: 7419194
    Abstract: A removable flush cap designed for use with an irrigation tube coupling or fitting, to facilitate post-installation flushing of dirt and grit from an irrigation system. The flush cap is particularly designed for use with a tube coupling of the type shown in U.S. Pat. No. 6,988,747 B2, having a plurality of retainer collets each with multiple lock fingers oriented for push-in locked reception of a tube end in engagement with a compliant seal. The flush cap includes a generally cylindrical barrel for sealed slide-fit engagement with the compliant seal within one of the retainer collets, and a recessed groove for snap-fit locked reception of the collet lock fingers. The flush cap further includes a plurality of cams for engaging and releasing the collet lock fingers from the cap groove, upon cap rotation, to permit slide-out cap removal from the retainer collet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventor: Raymond P. Feith
  • Patent number: 7210593
    Abstract: A cap with a tamper-evident ring is designed to snap engage a container that is provided with an upper and lower bead. A ring of teeth provided along an inside skirt of the cap engage teeth located along an inside wall of the container. When the cap is snapped onto the container, both sets of teeth automatically engage and a plug seal provided on the cap engages the container upper bead. By turning the cap clockwise or counterclockwise, the side angles of the teeth force the cap to disengage upwards over the upper bead and unsnap from the container. When the closure is opened for the first time, the ring breaks away from the cap and slides down the container below the lower bead, which keeps the ring from coming off the container and provides evidence that the cap had been opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Stull Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Stull, Robert Auer
  • Patent number: 7028858
    Abstract: A closure for a container for holding contents therein generally comprises a surface for gripping the closure in order to twist it in either direction to open it. The closure has downwardly projecting teeth on its underside; the container has upwardly projecting teeth, which mate with the downwardly projecting teeth of the closure. An outer ring on the closure circumscribes and holds in place the upper lip of the container in the closed position. Twisting of the closure in either direction causes the closure to be released from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Stull Technologies,
    Inventors: Robert T. Auer, Jameson P. Stull, Gene Stull
  • Patent number: 6905040
    Abstract: A filler device has a filler neck (23) and a closure cap (1) which has an engagement segment (4). The engagement segment (4) and filler neck (23) have complementary engagement elements (7, 8, 25, 26), for example in order to form a threaded or bayonet connection. They can be brought, by movement of the closure cap (1) with respect to the filler neck (23), from an initial position without engagement via an engagement path subsequent thereto into a final position, and vice versa. A locking device (13, 14) which prevents the closure cap (1) from falling off by itself is arranged and configured so that it generates an elevated resistance to movement in a specific movement region of the closure cap (1). The locking device (13, 14) is arranged in such a way that it is effective at a distance from the final position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: BLAU Kunststofftechnik Zweigniederlassung der Tesma Europa GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhard Hilger, Ralf Malskorn
  • Patent number: 6318578
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device for closing a pot having a non-circular neck. The neck comprises a ring of non-circular contour presenting diametrally opposite notches for the passage of catches provided on the lower face of the skirt of a stopper. The skirt presents a non-circular cross-section. The ring presents diametrally opposite swells beneath which the catches of the skirt of the stopper are positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Augros Cosmetic Packaging
    Inventors: Robert Patterson, Thomas Delach, Paul Abbatepaolo
  • Publication number: 20010035415
    Abstract: A filler device has a filler neck (23) and a closure cap (1) which has an engagement segment (4). The engagement segment (4) and filler neck (23) have complementary engagement elements (7, 8, 25, 26), for example in order to form a threaded or bayonet connection. They can be brought, by movement of the closure cap (1) with respect to the filler neck (23), from an initial position without engagement via an engagement path subsequent thereto into a final position, and vice versa. A locking device (13, 14) which prevents the closure cap (1) from falling off by itself is arranged and configured so that it generates an elevated resistance to movement in a specific movement region of the closure cap (1). The locking device (13, 14) is arranged in such a way that it is effective at a distance from the final position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Publication date: November 1, 2001
    Inventors: Reinhard Hilger, Ralf Malskorn
  • Patent number: 6202882
    Abstract: An elastic arm part is provided on an outer periphery of a cylinder part of a cap, and a projection is formed in an outer periphery of an opening part. When the cap is loosened, the arm part engages the projection and is elastically deformed and after releasing the engagement of the arm part and the projection, an engagement between a first screw part and a second screw part is released. Even if an engaging distance between a first screw part and a second screw part is short, the cap is prevented from rapidly opening, and it is possible to lengthen a time a fuel steam is slowly discharged from the opening part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hagano, Masayuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 5735427
    Abstract: An open top container having a drum and a lid wherein the lid engages the drum for sealing the contents thereof using clamps which secure the lid and drum into an engaged relationship. The lid and drum utilize a cammed engagement member so that as the clamps are activated the cammed surface provides a tightening of the lid to the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Russell-Stanley Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Hunter, Charles F. Hudson
  • Patent number: 5720643
    Abstract: A lead dispensing storage container that can be opened or closed by a single hand. The container body has a lead case formed therein, and a lead outlet allowing release of leads one by one. A gate member mounted in the container body can be moved to open or close lead paths between the lead case and lead outlet. An elastic arm portion forces the gate member to move in direction to close the lead paths. The number of parts is reduced, and supplying leads can be made easier by a case that has a lead supply opening projecting from the tip thereof. A leading end of the case has an inclined slope toward the lead supply opening therein, and a chuck containing leads having a knocking portion that is pressed into the case so that it can be opened by the knocking portion being pushed to press an opening actuator toward the inclined slope or is closed by an elastic force as the opening actuator is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Assignee: Kotobuki & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuhei Kageyama, Shohji Anzai, Tomiji Ueki, Yoshihide Mitsuya
  • Patent number: 5711447
    Abstract: A twist-on/twist-off resealable assembly for a can-end, such as a metal can used in the beverage industry includes a first set of knuckles formed on the can body near its top opening. A plurality of cooperating fingers on the inside of the can lid engage the knuckles so that the lid is tightened by its progressive downward motion as the lid is rotated. The lid also includes a weakened or frangible portion for forming a straw opening. A second set of knuckles are located below the top set of knuckles for engagement by fingers extending from a pilfer-proof ring. The twist-off can lid may be made from the same metal as the can body or alternatively from a transparent plastic material or a combination of metal and plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: George Plester
  • Patent number: 5615793
    Abstract: A closure for a fuel tank filler pipe comprises a body carrying a seal at one end for engagement with an outer end of the filler pipe, an outer cover, and a latch member at the other end of the body coupled to the cover and having latching projections for engagement with complementary formations on the filler pipe. A spring biases the latch member towards the outer cover so as to urge the seal into engagement with the end of the filler pipe when the latching projections on the latch member are in engagement with the complementary formations on the filler pipe. The connection between the latch member and the outer cover allows a predetermined range of angular movement of the outer cover relative to the latch member in the unlocking direction before unlocking commences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Britax Wingard Limited
    Inventor: Paul W. Muller
  • Patent number: 5529202
    Abstract: A closure for a container has a lid combining positively interengaging latches with a biasing feature which urges the lid upward with respect to the container in order to more firmly effect latching. A series of projections formed along the interior upper periphery of the container register with latching slots formed along the outer surface of a skirt which depends from the lid, which is dimensioned to fit closely within the opening of the container. An annular flange extends from the outermost periphery of the lid to overlap a portion of the skirt. The outer upper periphery of the container is tapered outwardly to force the flange to flex when the lid is placed on the container thus imparting an upward force to the lid and, thereby, to the lug-and-latch combinations when the lid is turned to register the lugs with the latches. A handle assembly is attachable to the exterior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Inventor: Neal B. Shamis
  • Patent number: 5443175
    Abstract: A can closure includes a plastic insert permanently installed in a hole in the can top, and a plug which seats in a pouring aperture extending through the insert. Locking dogs on both the insert and the plug provide a bayonet-type connection so that the container can be resealed after its contents have been partially used. Protrusions on the locking dogs prevent the plug from being fully removed until pressure within the container has been relieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Assignee: Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Kelly, Mike Price
  • Patent number: 5411161
    Abstract: A refuse device includes a cover which can be locked to the container of the device by rotating the cover on the container. The cover includes a top portion, a collar extending downwardly from the top portion, and two tabs attached to the collar, spaced apart from the top portion, located opposite each other, and extending inwardly from the collar. The container includes a sidewall terminating in an upper edge, a closed bottom attached to the sidewall opposite the upper edge, an outwardly extending rim attached to the upper edge of the sidewall, and an upwardly extending lip attached to the rim opposite the sidewall. The lip includes two diametrically opposite channels through which the tabs move when the cover is placed on or removed from the container. The lip also includes six groove, two of which flank the first channel, two of which flank the second channel, and two of which are positioned intermediate the first and second channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
    Inventor: Milton L. Fish, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5361924
    Abstract: A closure for the filler pipe of a tank, comprises a gasket mounted in a gasket housing and arranged to engage with a flange on an end of a filler pipe, a cap stem coupled to the gasket housing for relative angular movement about the axis of the filler pipe and having a central portion adapted to project into the filler pipe. A clamp ring carries a pair of clamping lugs adapted to pass through cut-outs in the flange and, after angular movement, to engage under the flange. A spring acts between the stem and the clamp ring to urge the clamping lugs into engagement with the flange. A cam acts between the clamp ring and the gasket housing to hold the clamping lugs out of engagement with the flange until the clamp ring is at a predetermined orientation relative to the gasket housing. A locking ring couples the stem to the clamp ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Assignee: Britax Wingard Limited
    Inventor: Paul W. Muller
  • Patent number: 5320233
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a lug cap or closure that is used in combination with a container for indicating that the container has been opened so as to indicate loss of seal or tampering. The lug cap includes an upper cap portion and a depending tamper or pilfer band, each having a series of circumferentially spaced lugs. The upper cap portion and the pilfer band are joined by a plurality of frangible bridges. The container finish includes combination camming/locking projections for locking the lugs into a locked position and for separating the pilfer band from the upper cap portion by a camming action when the container is opened. The lug cap may also include a secondary tamper indicating means such as a tamper indicating button in the top of the lug cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: Aluminum Company of America
    Inventor: Bing Welch
  • Patent number: 5150803
    Abstract: A lid assembly for attachment to a decanter for varying the overall height of the decanter comprising a mounting sleeve which is attachable to the open upper end of the decanter and a lid dimensioned to be attached to the mounting sleeve. The sleeve includes an opening extending therethrough communicating with the interior of the decanter, and at least one column of vertically aligned, horizontally oriented slots. Each of the slots has a side communicating with the opening through the sleeve. A recess is formed in the sleeve adjacent the column of slots, the recess being in communication with the opening through the sleeve and communicating with each of the slots. The lid is dimensioned to be telescopically received within the opening in the sleeve and be rotatable within the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Mr. Coffee, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Cartellone
  • Patent number: 5071020
    Abstract: In order to attach a radiator cap 1 by means of a bayonet lock 4, 5 at a radiator neck 2 and to be able herein to install a completely assembled pressure relief valve 35 and vacuum relief valve 40 at the radiator cap 2, a lifting counterpart curved surface 23 is provided so as to be spaced axially from each bayonet engaging curved surface 5. In addition a counterpart cam 26 is at least indirectly connected with each bayonet cam 4, especially if it is manufactured in one piece, which counterpart cam in connection with the lifting counterpart curved surface 23 causes the necessary lifting of the radiator cap 1 counter to the installation direction when the radiator cap 1 is opened. Furthermore, the lifting counterpart curved surface 23 is expediently fastened at plastic part, according to one embodiment of the invention, constituting the stub or neck of a compensation vessel or container 45. This stub is preferably fabricated to form one piece with the vessel 45 .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Assignee: Reutter Metallwarenfabrik GmbH
    Inventor: Heiner Reutter
  • Patent number: 5031790
    Abstract: A vented fuel tank cap and valve assembly is described having a cam actuated connector for connecting the cap to the top of the filler neck tube for the tank. Three vent passages are employed in the cap with common outlet openings. One passage is normally open but includes a float valve which can close such passage when the vehicle tips. A second passage includes a pressure relief valve which opens when the tank pressure exceeds a predetermined pressure. The bias spring for the pressure relief valve also functions as the bias for the cam actuated connector. The third passage includes fusible metal inserts provided in the movable pressure relief valve member to open such passage when the temperature of the tank exceeds the melting point of such inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Inventor: Russell D. Keller
  • Patent number: 4934420
    Abstract: A device for separating fat from gravy includes a funnel-like separating member having a lowermost section, a conduit extending down from the lowermost section for supplying liquid from the lowermost section, and an opening in an upper end thereof, the separating member and the conduit being transparent to permit viewing of the liquids therein; a stop cock positioned in the conduit for selectively permitting passage of liquid through the conduit; a container having an open upper end, a pouring spout at the open upper end and a handle opposite the pouring spout; a screen filter at the open upper end of the container which permits only liquids through the open upper end of the separating member; a cover held on the container in covering relation to the open upper end of the container, the cover having an opening therein which receives the conduit so as to support the separating member thereon; and locking flanges which removably lock the cover on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Inventor: Rachel Radna
  • Patent number: 4881647
    Abstract: A plastics can 15 has a screw closure comprising a screw cap 34. In the closed position, a flat surface 44 of the screw cap 34 lies in one common horizontal plane with the upper edge of two edge handles 28, 29. When several such cans are stacked one upon another, as the result of the additional support on the flat surface 44, greater stability is achieved. Such cans can, therefore, be stacked with less danger. Of particular importance for cans of more than 10 liter capacity (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Inventor: Wolfram Schiemann