Sealing Or Closing Means For Vent Or Filling Opening Patents (Class 220/361)
  • Patent number: 10258270
    Abstract: An apparatus for eliciting a blood sample comprises a housing, an aperture in a wall of the housing, an aperture cover moveable between a first position in which the aperture is covered and a second position in which the aperture is uncovered, the aperture cover comprising a sealing member configured to seal the aperture on a first side of the wall when the aperture cover is in the first position and a user-contactable part extending from the sealing member through the aperture to the second side of the wall and configured to allow a user to move the aperture cover between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Richter, Ross MacArthur, Elizabeth Verity Wolseley-Hext, Joseph David Cowan, Lee Thomas Smith, David John Mills, Christopher James Smith
  • Patent number: 9410115
    Abstract: Apparatuses, kits, and methods for portable sample disruption (e.g., for encouraging cell lysis).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Nikolas M. Isely, Marc E. Van Eden, Jonathan K. Brown
  • Patent number: 8992213
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a fan drive shaft in a vacuum heat treating furnace is disclosed. The sealing apparatus includes a housing having an annular body and a central opening. An inflatable first seal surrounds the central opening of the annular body. A second seal surrounds the central opening and is adjacent to the inflatable first seal. The sealing apparatus also includes a channel formed in the annular body adjacent to the second seal for conducting a purging fluid into the central opening. A means for injecting the purging fluid into the central opening is operably connected to the channel. A vacuum heat treating furnace and a fan drive system incorporating the sealing apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Ipsen, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Moller, Werner Hendrik Grobler, Jake Hamid
  • Publication number: 20150060459
    Abstract: An airtight container comprises a receiver, a cover and a sealing ring. The cover comprises an opening. The sealing ring is used to block a gap between the cover and the receiver when the cover is used for closing or sealing an inlet of the receiver. A valve part is used to close or seal the opening. The valve part comprises a tunnel and a valve to close or seal the tunnel. The valve extends from the valve part into the tunnel and has a thickness decreasing from the valve part to a center of the tunnel so as to form a concave surface at a side of the valve facing away from the tunnel. The valve can be opened by air leaving the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: CHENG SHENG WU
  • Publication number: 20150021216
    Abstract: An embodiment of a container may comprise a cap and a body. The cap may include a top portion, cap walls that form an outer perimeter, and a protruding end that forms an inner perimeter sized smaller than the outer perimeter. The body may include a bottom portion and body walls with distal outermost ends that form a cavity and a body perimeter. The body perimeter may be substantially the same as the outer perimeter. The body may also include upper outer and inner rims disposed around the entire distal outermost ends and having a channel between them. The channel may be sized to receive the protruding end in a friction seal when the container is in a closed position. No portion of the cap may be configured to extend into the cavity or beyond the body perimeter in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Stevan BLAGOJEVIC
  • Patent number: 8875933
    Abstract: A drainable container system for a vehicle includes a container having an exterior surface and defining an interior cavity configured for storing a fluid, and a drain hole configured for draining the fluid from the cavity. The hole has a central longitudinal axis that is substantially perpendicular to the surface. The system includes a drain plug, wherein the plug is insertable into the hole along the axis into a locked position so that the fluid does not drain, and removable from the hole along the axis when disposed in an unlocked position so that the fluid drains. The system includes a locking element configured for preventing rotation of the plug within the hole about the axis when the plug is disposed in the locked position, wherein the element is formed from a metal that is substantially elastic at a temperature of from about ?40° C. to about 10° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Leonard Barry Griffiths, Roxann M. Bittner, David R. Staley
  • Patent number: 8863973
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a sealing structure which enables an insertion member to be removed easily from an inserted member. The sealing structure includes valve body, a mouth ring, an O-ring that is accommodated in an accommodation region formed by an inner peripheral surface of the mouth ring and an outer peripheral surface of the valve body, and prevents the fluid from leaking, and backup rings which are accommodated on both sides of the O-ring in the accommodation region, and restrict a movement of the O-ring. The valve body and the mouth ring are formed with screw parts to be fitted or screwed to each other when they are assembled, and first pressure release grooves are formed in the axial direction so as to extend at least on the inner peripheral surface of the mouth ring between the screw parts and the accommodation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Kato, Koichi Takaku, Hiroyasu Ozaki, Taneaki Miura, Hikaru Okada
  • Publication number: 20140305945
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a drinking cup is disclosed. It comprises an annular body (5) mountable to an open upper end of a cup (3) and having a rim (8) to enable a user to drink liquid from said cup through the annular body (5). A closure member (9) is disposed within said body (5) and is positionable so as to extend across the open upper end of the cup (3) to which the body (5) is mounted. The closure member (9) has a plurality of apertures (12) in it. A sealing element (14) is located on an inner side of the closure member (9) and an actuator (15) on the opposite side of the closure member (9) which is accessible to a user when said closure assembly (2) is mounted to a cup (3). The sealing element (14) and actuator (15) are coupled to each other with the sealing element (14) biased into a rest position in which it is urged against said inner side of the closure member (9) to block said apertures (12) and prevent the flow of liquid therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Young Ming Chan, Wai Ho Li
  • Patent number: 8839985
    Abstract: Described herein is a coffee cup plug that includes a combination cup/container sleeve and plug assembly. The coffee cup plug includes a sleeve for disposable beverage containers as well as a detachable plug. The plug includes a fold line such that when the plug is detached from the sleeve and folded the folded plug is configured to be inserted into a dispensing aperture formed in the lid of the cup/container. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope and meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventors: Neil Kim Sanchez, Adrienne Marlane Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20140263314
    Abstract: A cap for closing an opening in a container, the container having a top wall in which the opening is formed, a bottom wall, and at least one container side wall extending between the top wall and the bottom wall defining a cavity for storing a material for dispensing through the cap includes an end face having at least one fluid inlet adapted to allow air to flow through the cap and at least one fluid outlet, separate from the at least one fluid inlet, adapted to allow liquid to flow through the cap, a side wall extending from the end face, and a retaining element provided on at least a portion of the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason W. Pruiett
  • Patent number: 8757417
    Abstract: A pressure medium container for hydraulic motor vehicle braking systems, with at least one chamber which can be filled with a liquid medium via a filler neck, and with a cover which can be fastened to the filler neck and has means for equalizing the pressure between the chamber and the atmosphere, wherein a sealing element is provided to prevent the liquid medium from emerging from the chamber. The sealing element has a space exposed to the atmosphere and has one or more openings facing the chamber, the space being configured such that liquid medium penetrating the space undergoes an increase in surface area, while its volume remains constant, when displaced by means of a further gaseous medium, and, when a threshold surface tension is reached, the liquid medium is forced back into the chamber such that the gaseous medium can flow into the atmosphere via the sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Stephan Schlicht, Christoph Schiel
  • Publication number: 20140166655
    Abstract: A tubular metal can body having one end for attachment of a removable overcap, the can body having an inwardly projecting flange (1) formed therein by folding the can wall (2) circumferentially, part-way along its length, the flange providing a convex upper surface (8) to which a peelable lid (12) can be sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Florian Christian Gregory Combe
  • Patent number: 8746481
    Abstract: A flexible plastic sheet cover for a produce container which is collapsible and has a plurality of ventilators wherein the improvement is having a seamed cover center and having seamless end bands that grip the end walls of the container and a method for making the cover from a tubular sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Roy G Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20140117017
    Abstract: Stir chambers for stirring molten glass are disclosed. The stir chambers include a support frame, a sealing article, and a removable cover panel. The stir chambers also include a gland coupled to one of the support frame or the removable cover panel, and into which the sealing article is inserted. The stir chambers further include a seal land coupled to one of the support frame or the removable cover panel. The sealing article includes a plurality of ceramic filaments bundled together to form a core portion and a jacket portion that includes a plurality of ceramic filaments woven together. The removable cover panel is coupled to the support frame such that at least a portion of the seal land is positioned inside the gland to compress the sealing article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Gilbert De Angelis, Kevin Scott Riegel
  • Publication number: 20140110409
    Abstract: A protective covering or film for a can is configured to prevent the lips of a user from touching a dirty or contaminated can when imbibing the beverage within. The protective covering is form-fitted to the top of a conventional beverage can, being inserted into the groove found on the top of conventional drinking cans. The film of the present invention is preferably a thin plastic or acrylic membrane that is designed to be removed from the beverage can after the beverage can arrives at an end user. The film may be equipped with a tongue-shaped extension, designed to protect an extended portion of the can that is frequently known to come into contact with a user's lips during the act of drinking from a conventional beverage can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Victor Gindi
  • Patent number: 8662334
    Abstract: A vacuum storage container having a container body, a check valve and a lid with an outer rim surrounding a diaphragm. A vacuum pump is engagable with the check valve to remove air from the interior of the container to create a vacuum in the container. The diaphragm is pushed inward by atmospheric forces upon removal of the air until the diaphragm touches and conforms to at least upper exposed surfaces of the contents of the container. The storage container aids in preventing degradation of the contents of the container by maintaining the contents free from the degrading effects of air and by substantially immobilizing the contents during movement of the container to protect the contents from breakage and bruising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Turvey, Brian C. Dais
  • Publication number: 20140042167
    Abstract: A microwavable lidded container assembly comprising a container base having peripheral walls and an open top, a lid able to seat and thereby close the container base at the open top to define an enclosure; characterised in that the lid has a closable vent and the lid has a body adapted to carry a near peripheral seal to be interposed between a downward facing shoulder or plateau of the lid onto the top of a peripheral wall of the base container yet to have outstands at opposed perimeter regions of the lid to act as handle pairs for lifting the lid relative to the container base to deseat the lid therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Brendan Jon Lindsay, James Richard Manley
  • Publication number: 20140034646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealing device for a container having an opening and an outer projection, including: a septum for closing said opening, a cap having a retainer capable of switching from a first position, in which the retainer does not limit the axial movement of said cap with respect to said container, to a second position, in which the retainer limits the axial movement of the cap, and a sleeve receiving said cap and movable axially with respect to said cap between a distal position, in which said sleeve does not exert a radial inward force on said retainer, and a proximal position, in which said sleeve exerts a radial inward force on said retainer. The sleeve includes a guiding element capable of cooperating directly or indirectly with said outer projection, so as to limit rotation of said sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Romain Lanier
  • Patent number: 8567632
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover for a culinary article comprising a lid designed to cover the culinary article and a silicone gasket running around the lid. According to the invention, in the radial direction, the gasket extends at least 10 mm, or ever 15 mm beyond the perimeter of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: SEB SA
    Inventors: Nathalie Bergeret, Christophe Lorthioir, Pascal Cuillery
  • Publication number: 20130270986
    Abstract: This specification relates to a vegetable storage container for a refrigerator, and more particularly, a sealing structure of a vegetable storage container for a refrigerator capable of sealing an inside of an accommodation space of a vegetable box simply by using a lever after closing the accommodation space with a cover. This specification provides a refrigerator with a vegetable storage container, which includes a vegetable box having a front part and a main body both forming an accommodation space therein as a storage space for vegetables, the vegetable box being installed to be drawn out of the refrigerator, a vegetable box cover horizontally installed on the accommodation space to selectively cover an upper opening of the vegetable box, and a pressing unit to seal the accommodation space after the accommodation space of the vegetable box is closed by the vegetable box cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Deulre Min, Ahreum Park, Kyongbae Park
  • Publication number: 20130256310
    Abstract: A container made of silicone resin is sufficiently compactable in a collapsed state. The container includes a tubular barrel portion, a bottom portion having a flat surface, a mouth portion having an opening, and a lid portion sealing the opening of the mouth portion, with at least the barrel portion and the bottom portion formed by molding. One end of a binder is attached to the mouth portion and can hold the rolled-up barrel portion and the bottom portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: World Create, Inc.
    Inventor: Masaru Hojo
  • Publication number: 20130256311
    Abstract: A cap assembly comprising a body, a sealing membrane and a retaining ring. The body includes a top surface, a bottom surface. A spout engagement channel is positioned on the bottom surface. An opening is provided through the body and includes a recessed circumferential channel and a membrane engaging flange positioned proximate the recessed circumferential channel. The sealing membrane covers the opening and includes a body engaging flange and a pierceable surface. The sealing membrane is positioned upon the membrane engaging flange so that the body engaging flange and the membrane engaging flange are in overlying engagement. The retaining ring includes a tab, a sealing membrane engagement surface and an inner wall structure opposite the sealing membrane engagement surface. The retaining ring is positioned with the sealing membrane engagement surface in overlying engagement with the sealing membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: James J. Arch, Charles Thurman
  • Patent number: 8545973
    Abstract: The present invention relates to containers suitable for uses such as liquid hot-fill processes. More specifically the invention relates a containers having gas permeable vents with an integral sealing means that is externally activatable by non-mechanical means to effect hermetic sealing of the containers after filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel D. Smolko, Gregory J. Kevorkian
  • Publication number: 20130240530
    Abstract: A self-resealing septum useful in a closure assembly for a container for storing non-aqueous liquids is provided. The septum having a laminate structure including a first layer of a resilient material derived from bromobutyl rubber and a second layer of a non-elastic polymer. The self-resealing closure assembly includes the septum and a retaining mechanism that is useful for a container assembly that contains a non-aqueous liquid comprising an organic solvent, a liquid organic compound, a water-reactive or oxygen-reactive compound, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Mark Jasko
  • Patent number: 8474646
    Abstract: A dispensing closure system is provided for a container that has an opening to the container interior. The preferred embodiment of the system includes a closure having a closure body for extending from the container at the container opening and a lid hingedly attached to the closure body. The closure body has a dispensing spout, and the lid includes a hollow spud for entering the spout. A spud rim can be provided on the spud, extending inwardly towards the hollow interior of the spud. A lid rim can additionally or alternatively be provided on the inside surface of the lid, positioned within the hollow interior of the spud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Danks, John Wisniewski
  • Publication number: 20130112691
    Abstract: A redundant sealing system includes a seal assembly for a vacuum or pressurized gas or liquid container, where the container has a fill port opening and a boss extending from a surface of the container. The boss has a passage aligned with the opening, and the passage has a threaded portion. The seal assembly includes a port plug having a nose portion with a surface shaped to mate with the fill port opening in the container and a set screw portion with external threads for engaging the threaded portion of the passage through the boss to press the nose portion into the fill port opening to form a first seal. The seal assembly further includes a weld plug sized to close the distal end of the passage through the boss, the weld plug is welded to the boss to form a second seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Paul M. Lyons, Christopher E. Pentland
  • Patent number: 8356408
    Abstract: At the time of manufacturing an inflator, a blocking body is first disposed at an opening so as to allow the interior and the exterior of a housing to communicate with each other. The blocking body is abutted against a peripheral edge of the opening so as to ensure sealability between the blocking body and the peripheral edge of the opening. A filling nozzle injecting a pressurized gas is then pressed against a periphery of an inlet port of the blocking body, and the pressurized gas is injected from the filling nozzle so as to fill the pressurized gas into the housing through a filling channel. Subsequently, to block the filling channel, the blocking body is energized with a resistance-welding current to resistance-weld an inner peripheral portion of the filling channel. At the same time, the blocking body is fixed to the peripheral edge of the opening by resistance-welding so as to maintain sealability, thereby manufacturing the inflator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Asanuma, Yoshitaka Kashitani, Keisuke Mori, Takashi Araki
  • Publication number: 20120297814
    Abstract: A refrigerator and a water tank assembly for supplying water to an ice maker and a dispenser installed in a door of the refrigerator are provided. The water tank assembly may have a substantially cylindrical shape, and may include a water intake port, a water discharge port, and a switching valve all provided at one surface thereof to improve water storage space and facilitate connection of water lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Sungkyoung KIM, Jinil Hong
  • Patent number: 8267274
    Abstract: A dispensing closure system is provided for a container that has an opening to the container interior. The preferred embodiment of the system includes a closure having a closure body for extending from the container at the container opening and a lid hingedly attached to the closure body. The closure body has a dispensing spout, and the lid includes a hollow spud for entering the spout. A spud rim can be provided on the spud, extending inwardly towards the hollow interior of the spud. A lid rim can additionally or alternatively be provided on the inside surface of the lid, positioned within the hollow interior of the spud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Danks, John Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 8251257
    Abstract: The compressed CO2 gas source is an insert that can be fixed in a sealed manner in an opening of the vessel. The insert has a high-pressure CO2 cartridge, a pressure-regulating valve for discharging CO2 therefrom and a control element that is accessible from the outside and that can be actuated to pierce the high-pressure CO2 cartridge. The control element can be automatically interlocked and blocked against further actuation after it has first been actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Huber Packaging Group GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Oberhofer, Timm Oberhofer
  • Publication number: 20120205339
    Abstract: A pressure-motion compensating diaphragm for air and liquid tight sealing, in combination with a cap, of a container. The diaphragm has (1) an edge engaging at least one of the cap and the container, and positioning the diaphragm horizontally in the container proximate the neck of the container and under the cap; (2) a center deflector button; and (3) a plurality of silfon tori segments extending from the edge to the center deflector button. The dimensions and geometries of the edge, center deflector button, and tori segments are predetermined to compensate uniquely for forces applied to the diaphragm and created by pressure changes inside and outside the container that occur as the container is filled with a product and processed through filling, pasteurization, or cooling steps. Also provided is an apparatus including the cap, the container, and the diaphragm for releasably storing the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sergey B. Bobrov, Mark D. Schneider, Samuel E. Evins, Kerry W. Silvers
  • Patent number: 8231027
    Abstract: A cover for a container fits with a sliding air tight fit over the container body. A cover air release valve allows escape of air from the container when removing and installing the cover to create a vacuum seal fit. A handle positioned adjacent to the air release valve enables a user to remove and install the cover with a single hand gripping the handle and pressing the air release valve. Protrusions extending from opposite sides of the container sleeve engage mating L-shaped openings in a bottom edge of the cover to lock the cover in place. Special dual sided cradles engage a top of a vacuum sealed container below each cradle and a bottom of a vacuum sealed container above each cradle so that a series of cradles are used to vertically stack a number of vacuum sealed containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventors: Jui Te Wang, Jordan S. Tarlow
  • Publication number: 20120152949
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lid (100) of a container, in particular a beverage can, comprising a pouring opening (103), which can be closed by means of a closure element (120), which can be moved from a closed position into an open position by way of an actuating element (110), wherein a pressure equalizing device having a pressure equalizing opening (123) is provided, which interacts with the actuating element (110). When the actuating element (110) is in the closed position, a closing element for closing the pressure equalizing opening (123) releases the pressure equalizing opening (123) when moving the actuating element (110) from the closed position to the open position. The closing element is designed as a tube element (124) made of flexible material and is connected to the pressure equalizing opening (123). The tube element (124) is closed in a gas-tight and/or fluid-tight manner by way of a reversible cross-sectional constriction when the actuating element (110) is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: XOLUTION GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Bratsch
  • Patent number: 8172385
    Abstract: A sealing member of an ink cartridge whose casing is formed of a material including an ethylene-propylene random copolymer at least includes a welding layer, an adhesive layer, and a surface layer. The sealing member is also formed of a material including polypropylenes: the welding layer contains an ethylene-propylene random copolymer, and the surface layer contains homopolypropylene oriented by stretching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20120103985
    Abstract: A cap for a container configured for dispensing single items, such as pills, held in said container. The cap channel extends from an upper surface to a lower end providing a passageway through the cap to allow for a predetermined quantity of items to be transferred through a port in an upper portion of the cap. The cap has a lid moveable from a closed position to an open position. In its closed position dispensing of items is prevented; in its open position at least one item is dispensed through the port. A gate is operable, in a first orientation to partially block the passageway and, in a second orientation, to unblock the passageway to allow a preset number of items, to pass through. Alternatively, a diverter is incorporated to control flow of the contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Joshua DWORK, Hubert YEUNG, Paul DWORK
  • Publication number: 20120091141
    Abstract: A sealing device having a quick-release cover is disclosed for use on ports of pressure vessels, pipe-line access ports and man-ways. In particular, the sealing device may be used to retro-fit a blind flange. The sealing device has a generally circular flange that has a base and a raised neck. The base comprises a plurality of spaced apart apertures with each aperture for receiving an attachment element, such as a bolt or threaded element. The raised neck may be generally cylindrical. The sealing device further comprises a generally cylindrical hub that extends from the raised neck of the generally cylindrical flange. The sealing device has a quick-release cover for sealing a first end of the generally cylindrical hub. The base comprises a base surface substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of said raised neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Darvin Thielbar
  • Publication number: 20110303361
    Abstract: Because an O-ring of synthetic resin is pyrolyzed in the atmosphere at a high temperature of 150° C. or more, the airtightness cannot be maintained. In an outside air shut-off container according to the present invention, an inert gas is supplied between an O-ring, which hermetically seals a process chamber and a cover member, and the outside air while a gas passage formed between the O-ring and the outside air is covered with a sealing cover. Additionally, an aluminum oxide layer is formed on a contact surface of the O-ring to increase the pyrolysis temperature of the O-ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Tadahiro OHMI, Yasuyuki Shirai, Hirohisa Imada, Tsutomu Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20110266282
    Abstract: A method of sealing a first part to a second part of an enclosure. The first part is a metal extrusion having a channel-shaped cross-section and the second part is a light-transmissive plate, together forming the enclosure. An electrical light source located in the enclosure shines light through the light-transmissive plate. The sealing method includes placing an elongate seal member into a groove of a first part of the enclosure, extending along the groove, and inserting an edge of a second part of the enclosure into the groove of the first part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Man Yin Arthur Newton Chu
  • Publication number: 20110259204
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a method for providing a rubber-elastic sealing member onto a capsule (1) intended for producing a beverage in a beverage production device, wherein the capsule has a body portion (3) having a side wall (3a) and a flange-like rim portion (2), wherein the rim portion (2) extends from the side wall (3a) of the body portion (3), the method comprising the steps of:—applying an uncured sealing composition (4) in a liquid or viscous state onto the rim portion (2) of the capsule (1),—heating said applied sealing composition (4) such that the sealing composition at least partially migrates towards the side wall (3a) until it reaches the side wall, and—curing the sealing composition (4) after the migration towards the side wall (3a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Thomas Kaeser, Daniel Abegglen, Alp Sarioglu, Alexandre Kollep, Marco Bacchi
  • Publication number: 20110173992
    Abstract: Apparatus for preserving fresh cut or uncut agricultural produce including a chamber operative to remove moisture from the fresh cut or uncut agricultural produce in an amount equal to between 5%-20% of the weight of the fresh cut or uncut agricultural produce and at least one freezing device operative to freeze the fresh cut or uncut agricultural produce.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Genady GOLDMAN, Alexsander TCHICHELNITSKY
  • Publication number: 20110163101
    Abstract: A multilayer film suitable for sealing containers such as used for food packaging, and methods of making the film, are described. The film is particularly suitable for sealing containers made from polylactic acid (PLA). The multilayer film includes a) a substrate that includes a polymeric base layer; and b) on the substrate, a heatseal layer containing a PLA homopolymer or copolymer. The heatseal layer further includes dispersed therein an adhesion promoter, or alternatively the substrate further includes the adhesion promoter in a layer on a surface of the polymeric base layer between and adjacent the base layer and the heatseal layer. An antifog agent may also be included in the heatseal layer or on the surface of the heatseal layer opposite the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Fenghua Deng
  • Publication number: 20110056949
    Abstract: A package includes a container and a lid, the lid being attached to the container edge by a sealing layer. The container wall, at least in the region of the container edge, has a depression formed toward the container interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: Teich Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Reiterer, Lambert Nekula, Martin Kornfeld, Peter Stiebock
  • Patent number: 7900796
    Abstract: A container that includes a hollow body having at least a first exterior wall and a recess defined in the first exterior wall A tab is formed integrally with the exterior wall and located in the recess. The tab does not extend substantially beyond the recess. Removal of the tab forms an opening in the first exterior wall of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric B. Ungrady, Larry Taylor
  • Publication number: 20110049159
    Abstract: A lid for vacuum-sealing packaging, which comprises a lid (10) with a film (20) hermetically seated against and retained in the inner surface, said film (20) ensuring the closing of the pass-through hole (11), thus eliminating the need for varnishing the inner surface of the lid and of the release hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Eduardo Jose RENDA
  • Publication number: 20110049169
    Abstract: A vented closure is provided for use on a liquid container. The body of the closure (16) includes a dispensing port and a vent (28) extending therethrough with the vent adjacent the dispensing port (26). The tube (32) extends through the dispensing port (26) and has a flange (38) extending laterally therefrom, engaging the outer surface (20) of the closure body. A flexible seal (40) member is positioned on the tube (32), spaced from the inner surface (28) and having a frusto-conical shape where the inner end (40a) of the member is formed at the tube (32). The outer end (40b) is spaced away from the tube (32) and engages the inner surface (28) of the closure body (16), forming a hollow area (41) between the member (40) and the tube (32). The flexible seal member (40) is movable radially away from the tube (32) and away from the inner surface (28) to the inflow of air through the vent and over the flexible seal member (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Gerber Products Company
    Inventors: Robert Rosnak, Son Luong, Daniel Nelson, Michael Cassiano Pereira, Troy Shubert, Daniel Smith
  • Publication number: 20110036844
    Abstract: The invention relates to a membrane (17) completely covering an opening (13) giving access to a space in a device which membrane (17) is made of an elastic material penetrable by a needle, the membrane (17) is fastened around the opening (13) and the membrane (17) protrudes from the opening (13) and forms an air filled volume in front of the opening (13) which air filled volume can be reduced in size when a pressure is put on the membrane (17) from the outside, the inner surfaces of the membrane (17) define a passage (17a) at the first closed end of the membrane (17) through which a needle (19) can pass and the second end of the membrane (17) is adapted to attach the membrane (17) to a holding part (61). The walls of the membrane (17) have a thickness and shape of the chosen membrane material making it possible, to maintain the protruding shape in a use position without the outer surfaces of the membrane (17) are supported with walls of rigid material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Steffen Gyrn, Søren Bo Hasted
  • Patent number: 7886928
    Abstract: A container for a product which off-gases has a container body with a base wall, sidewall and a large mouth at its upper end bounded by a lip and having an outwardly extending shoulder adjacent the upper end of the sidewall, and a foil seal which extends over the mouth and is adhered to the lip. The foil seal having a valve therein permitting gases in the container body to exit there through. A cap having a top wall and a depending skirt with an internal peripheral snap bead abuts the shoulder on the sidewall of the container body. The top wall of the cap has a depending flexible ring seal bearing on the lip and the inside surface of the cap has channels extending downwardly along the inside surface of the skirt. Gas pressure in the container body will cause the valve in the foil seal to release gas from the interior of the container body into the space in the cap and the pressure of the gas in the ring seal is deflected from the lip to allow the gas to flow thereby and outwardly in the channels in the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Silgan Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Gary L. Mengeu
  • Publication number: 20110031153
    Abstract: A food container system that comprises a tray member that is the primary storage container, a first lid member that is molded to comprise a plurality of recesses of either similar or varying sizes to house various foodstuffs, and optionally a third lid member. When assembled, the foodstuff in the first lid member may be retained by a foil that adheres to the mouths of the recesses or the optional third lid member which may be formed to snugly fit over the recesses of the first lid member. The foodstuffs may be mixed in any combination desired. Embodiments of the invention will include for the tray member that may be releaseably attached to either the first or second lid member via a snap-fit grip mechanism; additionally, the first and second lid members may be releaseably attached to each other in a similar manner. The utility of the container system is magnified through the multi-compartmentalized lid member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: PMP INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Patent number: 7874660
    Abstract: In one embodiment a closure for a supply container includes: a spout affixed to the container; a plug configured to plug the spout in a partially inserted position from which the plug may be easily removed from the spout and to plug the spout in a fully inserted position from which the plug may not be easily removed from the spout; an opening in the plug through which material in the container may flow when the plug is inserted into the spout; and a breachable seal sealing the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Mark Haines, David M. Hagen
  • Publication number: 20110011869
    Abstract: A protective seal for application onto a beverage can, which is capable by virtue of its geometric configuration of providing efficient sealing against possible contamination that may come into contact with the upper outer portion of the can, and providing high resistance to penetration of substances and/or contaminants onto the can surface by virtue of the cooperation of compressive forces exerted by the surfaces of the protective seal onto the can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Jacques Pontes