Vent At Closure, Closure Support Juncture Patents (Class 220/366.1)
  • Patent number: 10653175
    Abstract: A package of smokeless tobacco includes a flavor patch located in the package to provide flavor to smokeless tobacco. Also disclosed is a method of packaging smokeless tobacco by combining a package with a flavor patch disposed inside the package, the flavor patch comprising a flavor and an adsorbent, so that the flavor patch resides in an interior of the package; and adding smokeless tobacco to the package with the flavor patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Carroll, Steven J. Hovjacky, Beverley C. Woodson
  • Patent number: 10385808
    Abstract: The nanometer film-installed fuel tank cap with charcoal canister includes a fuel tank outer cap and a fuel tank inner cap. A filling chamber is disposed in the center of the fuel tank inner cap and is provided inside with fuel-adsorbing filler. The fuel tank outer cap wraps up the upper port of the filling chamber. The fuel tank inner cap has a volume chamber at the bottom, and the volume chamber has a vent cap at the top. Between the side wall of the vent cap and the inner wall of the volume chamber, there is an air gap. The volume chamber has a vent hole. The internal bottom surface has a nanometer film module used to cover the vent hole. The nanometer film module covers the vent hole on the internal bottom surface, such that the fuel entering the volume chamber via the vent hole can be filtered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Daoju Chen
  • Patent number: 10081218
    Abstract: A wheel bearing apparatus has an outer member, an inner member and double row rolling elements contained between the outer member and the inner member. A first cap is press-fit into an inboard-side opening of the outer member. The first cap has a cylindrical fitting portion press-fit into an inside fitting surface of the outer member. A bottom portion extends radially inward from the fitting portion to cover the inboard-side end of the inner member. An elastic member is integrally adhered onto an inboard-side outer circumference of the fitting portion of the first cap. The elastic member projects radially outward beyond the outer diameter of the fitting portion. A retracted surface is formed on an inboard-side from the inside fitting surface, via a step portion. The retracted surface has a larger diameter than that of the inside fitting surface. The elastic member press-contacts against the retracted surface while being elastically deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NTN Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Wakatsuki
  • Patent number: 9974330
    Abstract: A package of smokeless tobacco includes a flavor patch located in the package to provide flavor to smokeless tobacco. Also disclosed is a method of packaging smokeless tobacco by combining a package with a flavor patch disposed inside the package, the flavor patch comprising a flavor and an adsorbent, so that the flavor patch resides in an interior of the package; and adding smokeless tobacco to the package with the flavor patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Carroll, Steven J. Hovjacky, Beverly C. Woodson
  • Patent number: 9848734
    Abstract: Disclosed is an eco-friendly cooking including a lid main body including a hollow body formed of heat-resistant transparent glass, openings formed on the side surface of the body, and hinge coupling units provided adjacent to the openings, inlets, each including a cover provided with one end coupled with the hinge coupling unit by a hinge to open and close the opening and including at least one air vent, and a grasping terminal formed on the upper surface of the cover, a sealing weight provided on the lower surface of the cover, a handle provided at the upper end of the lid main body and including a grasping part and a through hole formed at the grasping part, and an exhaust pipe including an exhaust pipe main body provided with a lower end inserted into the through hole and a tubular connection member combined with the exhaust pipe main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ECOZERO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Youn Whan Kim
  • Patent number: 9609979
    Abstract: Provided is a kitchenware item comprising a pan provided with a side wall, a cover suitable for covering the pan and a handle comprising attachment means for attaching to the side wall. The handle comprises an electrical energy source, and an electromechanical device fed by the electrical energy source and controlled by control means, and the electromechanical device is suitable for driving an actuating device that acts on the cover in order to move same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventor: Jocelyn Bonnel
  • Patent number: 9079678
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for packaging products by applying a first portion of an adhesive strip to an outer surface of a packaging product. The packaging product includes a plurality of stack containers forming a rim, an outer surface, and an inner surface. The second portion of the adhesive strip is bent over the rim by applying pressurized air to the adhesive strip. In addition, the method includes applying force to the second portion of the adhesive strip to releasably attach the second portion of the adhesive strip to the inner surface of the packaging product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Durable Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Anders, Darren Anders
  • Patent number: 8905259
    Abstract: A system for storing high level radioactive waste. In one embodiment, the invention can be a system comprising an overpack body extending along a vertical axis and having a cavity for storing high level radioactive waste, the cavity having an open top end and a floor; an overpack lid positioned atop the overpack body to enclose the open top end of the cavity; an air inlet vent for introducing cool air into the cavity, the air inlet vent comprising an annular air inlet plenum and an annular air inlet passageway, the annular air inlet plenum extending radially inward from an outer surface of the overpack body to the annular air inlet passageway, the annular air inlet passageway extending upward from the annular air inlet plenum to an opening in the floor, and an air outlet vent in the overpack lid for removing warmed air from the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Krishna P. Singh, John D. Griffiths
  • Patent number: 8887937
    Abstract: A two-part closure for use in conjunction with a liner. An upper part of the closure is substantially plate like and clips or snaps onto the lower part of the closure. The lower part of the closure includes recessed vents which allow air and/or moisture to escape from beneath the closure. The lowest part of the closure has sidewalls with interior threads or a snap-on rib, as desired. The upper portion of the lower part is open, with crossing ribs positioned a spaced distance above the sealing lip for the lower part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Phoenix Closures, Inc.
    Inventor: Len Ekkert
  • Patent number: 8875927
    Abstract: A container includes a lid adapted to seal with a base. The lid and base rims each have vertical segments that mate upon sealing the container. The mating segments form a vertical seal zone. The vertical seal zone has a width extending across the rim surfaces. One or more vent channels are disposed on either or both rims. Each vent channel extends partially into the vertical seal zone. When pressure inside the container reaches a critical level, the lid rises and reduces the width of the seal zone, creating a vent point. Pressurized vapors traveling through the vent channel overcome rim-engaging forces at the vent point and pass through the engaged rims. Once pressure is purged, the lid descends and resumes its sealed arrangement with the base. The rims may respectively include horizontally oriented segments that engage each other to from a horizontal seal zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Anchor Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Pohlman, Tim Cimmerer
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8827097
    Abstract: An overcap is provided for removably covering an access opening into the interior of a container. The opening in the container defines a peripheral rim and includes an outwardly projecting bead for releasably retaining the overcap. The overcap is defined by a body portion formed to cover the opening of the container and a depending skirt. The skirt extends from the bottom surface of the body portion for a distance sufficient to cover the projecting bead of the container rim. An inwardly directed retaining ring is formed on an inside surface of the skirt for engagement with the projecting bead on the container. A vent is formed within the retaining ring to define a flow path past the retaining ring. The vent may be a spacing rib formed on the inside surface of the skirt with one or more flow channels formed within the retaining ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith E. Antal, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8820566
    Abstract: A ventilated barrel cover system for effectively covering a barrel while allowing for ventilation of the contents of the barrel. The ventilated barrel cover system generally includes a base positionable upon an upper rim of a barrel, an upper opening extending through the base, and a cover removably attached to the base for selectively closing the upper opening. The base includes at least one vent for allowing ventilation of the interior of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Scott C. Ude
  • Patent number: 8727151
    Abstract: An assembly of a container and a closure, the assembly having an overpressure relief system, wherein the system has a fixation between the closure and a container, the fixation providing two positions in between which the closure is movable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch Inbev S.A.
    Inventors: Vanessa Valles, Daniël Peirsman, Sarah Vanhove
  • Patent number: 8714379
    Abstract: A closure including a shell having a base wall with an axial outer surface and an undersurface, an annular skirt around a periphery of the base wall, and circumferentially spaced securement elements extending radially inwardly from the skirt. A gasket is carried by the shell, and has a base surface in contact with the undersurface of the base wall of the shell and an oppositely disposed sealing surface. An elongated flexible member extends between the sealing surface of the gasket and the axial outer surface of the shell and around a portion of the skirt circumferentially between the securement elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Edward A. Grant
  • Patent number: 8708184
    Abstract: A food container system and method of using same is provided for heating, storing or cooling food placed within a container. The container system facilitates heating of food without dehydration of the food, and it permits cooling of the food, such as, for example, cooling in a refrigerator or cooling at room temperature after removal from a heating oven or microwave, without vapor lock preventing or making difficult the removal of a lid from a container in which the food is heated or cooled. The system comprises, in one aspect, a ceramic lid and a ceramic container to receive the lid, and a seal having a channel there through and disposed intermediate the ceramic lid and the ceramic container. In one aspect, the seal may comprise a heat-resistant silicon material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Lentrade, Inc.
    Inventor: Heida L. Thurlow
  • Patent number: 8684214
    Abstract: Provided is a degassing container for a refrigerator in which a portion of air within a storage space is forcedly discharged to allow the storage space to become a low pressure state. The degassing container includes a case, a door, a gasket, a pressing part, and a degassing adjustment part. The case has an opened side. The door selectively shields the opened side of the case. The gasket is interposed between the door and the case and elastically deformed and closely attached when the door is shielded. The pressing part is provided in the door and the case and selectively closely attaches the door by a rotation operation. The degassing adjustment part selectively enters and exits air within the case by operating the pressing part. Therefore, the refrigerator has improved storage performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seok-Min Lim, Jong-Min Shin, Bong-Jun Choi, Su-Won Lee, Ill-Shin Kim, Jeong-Yon Kim
  • Patent number: 8608021
    Abstract: A fill cover assembly for a liquid fuel storage tank of a road tanker, the assembly comprising: a seat member having a frame, the frame defining a fill aperture, the frame being configured to be fixedly coupled to a base plate of a liquid storage tank, the base plate having a plate aperture formed therein, thereby to form a fluid-tight seal between the seat member and the base plate around said plate aperture; and a fill-cover coupled to the tank and arranged to be moveable with respect to the frame between a closed condition in which a fluid-tight seal is formed between the fill-cover and the frame and an open condition in which fluid may be passed through said fill aperture to fill said storage tank, wherein the assembly is further arranged to allow venting of pressurized fluid from the liquid storage tank in the event that a pressure of the fluid exceeds a prescribed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Mechtronic Limited
    Inventor: Trevor Poulter
  • Patent number: 8556070
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a tobacco product package device can be used to enhance freshness and other characteristics of tobacco products or other products contained therein. Certain features can improve product freshness both during shelf life and during consumer use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company
    Inventors: David Karl Bried, James Arthur Strickland, Mark T. Nielsen, Frank Scott Atchley, Lamar Eugene Walters, II, Gregory A. Pace
  • Patent number: 8550290
    Abstract: A storage container system comprising an arrangement for adjustable ventilation intended for storing at least one article that is thermally sensitive and/or requires ventilation to the ambient atmosphere. The device includes at least one door and at least one aperture ventilation assembly. The aperture ventilation assembly includes a planar wall aperture array and a corresponding planar shutter aperture array, wherein the sliding relationship between the two arrays results in a plurality of ventilation levels, including a fully open state, and a closed state capable of substantially sealing off the contents of the container from the ambient atmosphere. Certain preferred embodiments include a plurality of storage compartments configured within the container's inner volume wherein each compartment is sealed from one another and possesses its own aperture ventilation assembly for ventilation adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Robert L. Davis
  • Patent number: 8528770
    Abstract: A container, a lid, a combination of the two, and a method of using the same is disclosed. The container has a base and a sidewall extending upward from the base forming a continuous sidewall around the base. The upper portion of the sidewall has a rim and a skirt around the perimeter. The skirt has a removable tear tab to allow access to a lid for removing the lid from the container. The lid also has vents for air to exit the container, thereby preventing rising of the lid in low pressure areas. The vents further prevent entry of air into the container when the sealed container is taken to areas of higher pressure. A method of filling the container leaving an air gap between the product and the lid and utilizing the aforementioned vents is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Wells Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Albrecht, Kaye D. Van Genderen
  • Patent number: 8517211
    Abstract: A ventilation apparatus for a cooler combination. The ventilation apparatus has a first cooler engageable portion and a second cooler engageable portion. Each portion is configured to interoperate with either a first cooler location or a second cooler location. A body section connects the first and second cooler engageable portions together. The cooler has four perimeter walls and a lid. The ventilation apparatus is positioned at the first cooler location and second cooler locations which are located on the lid and the perimeter walls. The apparatus maintains a ventilation space between the lid and the cooler perimeter walls promoting ventilation of the interior space of the cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventors: Chris Brown, Chad Gibbon
  • Patent number: 8485374
    Abstract: A plastic closure is disclosed which is configured for enhanced performance and reduced closure weight. Notably, the closure includes a compound, internal helical thread formation including an upper retention portion which provides desired closure hoop strength and sealing performance, and a lower guide portion which is configured for light weight while functioning to guide the closure onto an associated container during application. The closure can further include a stepped top wall portion having a relatively thick outer region, and a relatively thin central region. A tamper-evident band of the closure can be configured to include a deformable free edge portion for enhanced tamper-resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Closure Systems International, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Gevers, Pranav M. Bhatt, Navaneeth Bashyam, Thomas McCandless
  • Patent number: 8459478
    Abstract: The self-opening closure includes a pouring spout (10), which can be assembled leak-proof on a combipack or a container spout sealed with foil material, twist cap (9) and a self-opening sleeve (1) arranged inside the pouring spout, which can be made to rotate by the twist cap. The self-opening sleeve forms on its upper edge an indentation (4), which becomes smaller towards the bottom edge (6) and tapers off into the same. There are guiding means present on the outer side of the self-opening sleeve and on the inner side of the pouring spout so that the self-opening sleeve is guided downwards by rotation on the pouring spout. The indentation (4) lies partially inside the pouring spout and partially below the same after unscrewing of the cover cap and forms an air inlet channel, which results in a steady outpour of the liquid content of a combipack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: SIG Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Roger Alther, Rolf Weiss, Egon Lang, Thomas Hocker
  • Patent number: 8453870
    Abstract: A device by a drinking cup (1) comprising a container (2) and a valve element (4), the valve element (4) being provided with, on at least a portion of its free edge portion (12), an abutment (14) for a sealing, actuable gasket (8), and wherein a user's lip is resting against the gasket (8) when the drinking cup (1) is in its operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Anne May Berg, Heidi Berg
  • Patent number: 8448799
    Abstract: A cap assembly comprising a body, a sealing membrane and a retaining ring. 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 retaining ring is positioned with the sealing membrane engagement surface in overlying engagement with the sealing membrane. Extension of the tab into the recessed circumferential channel of the body releasably maintains the overlying engagement and biases the retaining ring against the membrane. The inner wall structure of the retaining ring extends radially inward beyond the membrane engaging flange of the sealing membrane, to in turn, protect the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Thurman, James J. Arch
  • Patent number: 8413830
    Abstract: A closure is provided and comprises a body and an inset. The closure has a drainage system for allowing fluid applied to the closure to pass between the exterior of the insert and the interior of the body to allow removal thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventor: Bernard Guglielmini
  • Patent number: 8381944
    Abstract: A container for holding goods comprises a basket having a base and a sidewall, a lid mateable with the basket, a first sawtooth structure formed within the sidewall and a second sawtooth structure formed within the lid and substantially mirroring the first sawtooth structure when the lid is mated with the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Penpack LLC
    Inventors: Randall Glenn Strange, Richard Louis Bontrager
  • Patent number: 8336728
    Abstract: A can end for a container has a metallic main portion and a polymeric separable cap. The metallic main portion is positioned about a longitudinal axis and has a curl defining a radially outer perimeter of the can end. A center panel is joined to the curl. A dispensing aperture is in the center panel, and a plurality of projections extend radially inwardly into the dispensing aperture. The polymeric separable cap is in the dispensing aperture and has a plurality of angled channels. The channels have an entry portion opposite a terminal end and a vent region therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rexam Beverage Can Company
    Inventors: Randall G. Forrest, Timothy L. Turner
  • Patent number: 8322553
    Abstract: A container can include a base, a lid, and one or more vents. The lid can be removed from the base and can be reattached to the base. Moreover, when the lid is attached to the base, it can permit self-venting of the container. Pressure within the container can cause the lid to move relative to the base so as to open the vents while the lid remains coupled with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Genpak LLC
    Inventors: Edward W. Rider, Jr., Brian S. Allers, Michael V. Warner
  • Publication number: 20120298670
    Abstract: A plastic closure includes a shell having a base wall with a skirt for securement to a container finish and a lip that extends radially inwardly from the skirt at a position adjacent to and spaced from the base wall. A liner is compression molded in situ against the base wall, and between the base wall and the lip. The lip has a plurality of circumferentially spaced passages that extend through the lip for venting air during compression molding of the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: REXAM CLOSURE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Joseph M. MAJOR
  • Patent number: 8267278
    Abstract: The container includes a base and a detachable cover. To releasably attach the base and cover, the base includes a first closure portion and the cover includes an engagable second closure portion. In one aspect, the first and second closure portions are configured for engagement in both a fully engaged position and an intermediately engaged position. In the intermediately engaged position, the container can be further configured to vent steam during, for example, microwaving. In another aspect, the container including the first and second closure portions can be configured for simplified engagement of the base and cover, preferably by enabling engagement via a downward push applied to the center of the cover. In yet another aspect, the first and second closure portions can be configured with diverging flanges that simplify detachment of the base and cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, Anand Ramanujam, Lawrence John Racana, Ares Marasligiller, Jason Phillips, Yashodhan Dhuru, Gordon D. Thomas, Scott Zieker
  • Publication number: 20120217256
    Abstract: A container (2) for containing a liquid such as water comprises fluid outlet means (10) having a hole (13) for allowing fluid to escape. A surface (12) defining the hole (13) is provided with at least one recessed portion (11). On the basis of the presence of the recessed portion (11) as mentioned, it is achieved that when the hole (13) of the fluid outlet means (10) is plugged with one or more particles, fluid can still escape through a passage formed by the recessed portion (11). In a preferred embodiment, the container (2) is further equipped with at least one projection (15) extending inwardly in the container (2) from a position near the hole (13) of the fluid outlet means (10). The projection (15) has a function in avoiding blockage of the entire hole (13), including the recessed portion (11), by a relatively large particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Wouter Alexander Kuiper, Matthijs Hendrikus Lubbers
  • Patent number: 8245869
    Abstract: Provided are a packaging container for a microwave oven that excels in the sealing performance between a container body and lid, and that at heating/cooking by a microwave oven, maintains the internal pressure of the container for a given period of time to thereby enhance the taste of contents through steaming effect, and that thereafter, can spontaneously open with certainty from a steam releasing seal part; and an efficient process for manufacturing the packaging container. In the packaging container for microwave oven having a lid heat-sealed to the periphery of a flange part of container body made of a synthetic resin so as to attain hermetic sealing, at least one steam releasing seal part with a weakened part is disposed inside the peripheral seal part of the flange part at a position separate from the peripheral seal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisakazu Yasumuro, Shuuichi Nonaka, Osamu Gotou, Shie Nishimoto, Keizou Kanzaki, Kikuo Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20120061391
    Abstract: The invention encompasses packaging and cooling methods and systems designed to improve cooling efficiencies, reduce damage to the contents of containers, and increase product packing density. A system of the present invention incorporates baskets loaded into trays and trays loaded in preferred configurations on a pallet. The trays are loaded with baskets arranged in the tray so that ventilation slots and/or channels of the baskets are aligned with tray ventilation openings. Nine (9) trays are loaded onto a standard pallet in a 3 by 3 configuration. Additionally, the trays are arranged so that the tray ventilation openings are in alignment with ventilation openings of other trays of the same layer. This 3 by 3 layer of trays comprises a so-called “nine-down” configuration. As will be discussed below, his configuration has some surprising cooling advantageous standard packaging configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: SAMBRAILO PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Sambrailo, William K. Sambrailo, Mark Sambrailo, Anthony Cadiente
  • Publication number: 20120037587
    Abstract: A venting assembly for a closed container having a lid and a container portion with a neck and a rim. The assembly comprises a venting unit having a substantially rigid ring having a lid-interfacing surface; and a resilient annular valve member having a one-way valve disposed at the inner wall of the neck. The assembly further comprises at least one air passageway leading from the ambient atmosphere to the one-way valve member; and a fixing mechanism adapted to prevent planar movement between the venting unit and the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Tamir TIROSH
  • Patent number: 8066158
    Abstract: A closure for a container is disclosed having a body portion, a top portion, and a plurality of sealing rings. The body portion has an open bottom formed of a skirt and an end wall defining an opening. The top portion has a flap that is movable from a closed position where the opening is covered to an open position where the opening is at least partially uncovered to allow for matter to be dispensed. The plurality of sealing rings are within the skirt beneath the end wall and comprise (1) a first ring with a sealing surface provided a first radial distance from the skirt and a first axial distance from the end wall and (2) a second ring with a sealing surface provided a second radial distance from the skirt and a second axial distance from the end wall. The first radial distance is different than the second radial distance and the first axial distance is different than the second axial distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve
  • Patent number: 7980414
    Abstract: A produce packaging system incorporates a container having ample top ventilation enabling efficient ingress of cooling water into container to cool produce contained inside. The container also having a sloped bottom for draining water toward a bottom vent and out of the container during hydrocooling. The system also includes a cooling box configured for holding the containers in an upright orientation enabling inflow of cooling water into the containers and out of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Sambrailo Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Cadiente, Mark Sambrailo
  • Patent number: 7922026
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a container comprising a circular end wall, a peripheral body wall, and an annular rolled end seam. A channel is created in the rolled end seam and is in communication with the interior of the container. A one-way valve forms a seal between the rolled end seam and an outer surface of the body wall. The one-way valve allows gases from the interior of the container to escape from the container during packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: SKW Trust
    Inventor: Scott K. Westphal
  • Publication number: 20110068105
    Abstract: A container includes a lid adapted to seal with a base. The lid and base rims each have vertical segments that mate upon sealing the container. The mating segments form a vertical seal zone. The vertical seal zone has a width extending across the rim surfaces. One or more vent channels are disposed on either or both rims. Each vent channel extends partially into the vertical seal zone. When pressure inside the container reaches a critical level, the lid rises and reduces the width of the seal zone, creating a vent point. Pressurized vapors traveling through the vent channel overcome rim-engaging forces at the vent point and pass through the engaged rims. Once pressure is purged, the lid descends and resumes its sealed arrangement with the base. The rims may respectively include horizontally oriented segments that engage each other to from a horizontal seal zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: Anchor Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Pohlman, Tim Cimmerer
  • Patent number: 7900793
    Abstract: A compartmentalized container includes a base, an insert and a lid. The base includes a bottom and a sidewall. The sidewall encompasses and extends generally upwardly from the bottom. The insert is coupled with the base in which the coupled insert and base form a venting area. The lid is coupled with at least one of the insert and the base. The lid forms at least one vent that is in communication with the venting area formed with the insert and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Pactiv Corporation
    Inventors: Scott A. Hanson, Frank A. Petlak, Dmitriy Faktorovich
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7882970
    Abstract: An anesthetic container includes a bottle having a wall defining a receptacle and a neck with a passage in fluid communication with the receptacle, a valve assembly including a flange, and a ferrule disposed over at least a portion of the flange of the valve assembly and about at least a portion of the neck of the bottle to secure the valve assembly to the bottle. One of the wall of the bottle, the flange of the valve assembly or a wall of the ferrule has at least one vent formed, at least in part, therein that permits air trapped between the ferrule and the valve assembly or the bottle to escape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignees: Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Nathan Mitchell, Robert Gliniecki
  • Patent number: 7866502
    Abstract: A venting container including a lid and base having an inner cavity and a side wall that terminates in a rim, the lid including a central panel and a peripheral sealing lip that surrounds the panel, the peripheral sealing lip having a generally inverted U-shaped cross section that defines a lid channel into which the container rim fits, the sealing lip including at least one venting feature in the form of a flexible venting button that is adapted to transition from a first position to a second position upon application of an actuation force, the venting button being further adapted and positioned whereby when the container rim is positioned in the lid channel and the venting button is in the first position, sealed engagement of the lid to the container is effectuated and when the venting button is in the second position a venting air passage is provided from the container cavity to the container surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: Jason R. Maxwell
  • Publication number: 20110000927
    Abstract: The container includes a base and a detachable cover. To releasably attach the base and cover, the base includes a first closure portion and the cover includes an engagable second closure portion. In one aspect, the first and second closure portions are configured for engagement in both a fully engaged position and an intermediately engaged position. In the intermediately engaged position, the container can be further configured to vent steam during, for example, microwaving. In another aspect, the container including the first and second closure portions can be configured for simplified engagement of the base and cover, preferably by enabling engagement via a downward push applied to the center of the cover. In yet another aspect, the first and second closure portions can be configured with diverging flanges that simplify detachment of the base and cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, Anand Ramanujam, Lawrence John Racana, Ares Marasligiller, Jason Phillips, Yashodhan Dhuru, Gordon D. Thomas, Scott Zieker
  • Patent number: 7861874
    Abstract: A resealable can end is provided including a neck (10) and a cooperating cap member (12) which can be sealed onto and removed from the neck, and is capable of containing product under pressure or vacuum if desired. This end may be added, by convention seaming methods, such as roll seaming or by appropriate adhesive, to a container body, or may be formed integrally with container bodies. The venting feature of the end will achieve a controlled release of differential internal-to-ambient pressure upon initial opening of the cap, and may also provide resealed containment of partial contents retained in the container, although the contents will no longer be under pressure or vacuum, as the case may be. The end may be applied to, or incorporated in, containers made of various material, such as aluminum, coated steel, or selected plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Dayton Systems Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen T. Cook, Mark F. Broerman, Dale R. Conley
  • Patent number: 7832585
    Abstract: The invention encompasses methods and systems loading trays with nine packaging containers. First and second cutouts are arranged on opposite ends of the tray and an approximate dimension of about 16 inches by about 20 inches. Each container has a lid connected to a body with a hinge and securable using latches. The closed lid defines at least two horizontal ventilation slots between the lid and body and at opposite ends of the container. Each container holding about 1 lb of contents with substantially vertical sidewalls. The nine containers are arranged in the tray in three columns of three containers aligning the ventilation slots of the containers with ventilation slots of other containers as well as with the tray ventilation cutouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Sambrailo Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Sambrailo
  • Publication number: 20100282753
    Abstract: A cover is provided for a removable pressure vessel lid and the cover has a peripheral flange extending over the interface of the lid and pressure vessel to direct escaping pressurized fluid away from the operator upon release of the lid fasteners. In another version, the peripheral flange is provided on the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Ryan John Williams, Richard Bradley Jacobs, David Jay Taubenslag
  • Publication number: 20100237035
    Abstract: The invention is an integrally blow-moulded bag-in-container (2) and preform (1) for making it. The bag-in-container (2) has an inner layer (21) forming the bag and an outer layer (22) forming the container, and a mouth (5) fluidly connecting the volume defined by the bag to the atmosphere. The container further has at least one interface vent (3) fluidly connecting the interface (14) between inner and outer layers to the atmosphere, wherein the at least one vent (3) runs parallel to the interface between inner and outer layers (21) (22) and opens to the atmosphere at a location (4) adjacent to, and oriented coaxially with the bag-in-container's mouth (5). Processes for manufacturing a preform and a bag-in-container as defined above are defined too.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Sarah Van Hove, Daniel Peirsman, Rudi Verpoorten
  • Publication number: 20100237073
    Abstract: The self-opening closure consists of a pouring spout (10), which can be assembled leak-proof on a combipack or on a container spout to be sealed with foil material, appropriate twist cap (9) as well as a self-opening sleeve (1) arranged inside the pouring spout (10). This can be made to rotate by the twist cap (9). The self-opening sleeve (1) forms on its upper edge an indentation (4), which becomes smaller towards the bottom edge (6) and tapers off into the same. There are guiding means present on the outer side of the self-opening sleeve (1) and on the inner side of the pouring spout (10) so that the self-opening sleeve (1) is guided downwards by the rotation on the pouring spout (10). The indentation (4) lies partially inside the pouring spout (10) and partially below the same after the unscrewing of the cover cap and forms an air inlet channel, which results in a steady outpour during the pouring out of the liquid content of a combipack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: SIG TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Roger Alther, Rolf Weiss, Egon Lang, Thomas Hocker