Vent In Closure Patents (Class 220/367.1)
  • Patent number: 10392161
    Abstract: A container assembly including a pouch, spout and closure is provided. When the pouch and spout are attached, one or more cavities are formed between the inner surfaces of the sidewall of the pouch and the external surface of a mounting portion of the spout. One or both of the spout and pouch include a vent which provides for fluid communication between the cavity and the ambient environment on the outside of the pouch. The vents are configured to allow for pressure equalization of the cavity relative to the outside of the pouch during sterilization of the container assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan White Cap LLC
    Inventor: Gary L. Berge
  • Patent number: 10207282
    Abstract: A wash-free air-guiding cover includes a cover having a body with a fixing seat disposed on a side thereof. A ventilation tube is disposed on the fixing seat and includes a ventilation hole intercommunicated with the other side of the body. An air guiding device is mounted to the fixing seat and includes a tube having first, second, and third air guiding spaces. The air guiding device further includes first and second sealing members and first and second flow guiding rods. Air flowing into the tube must flow zigzag through the first, second, and third air guiding spaces and between the first and second flow guiding rods and the second and third air guiding spaces, assuring smooth flow of air during the painting operation and avoiding the paint from leaking via the ventilation tube and the ventilation hole of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Hung-Yen Cheng, Kai-Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 10150264
    Abstract: The method for forming from a round shaped cylinder to a square shaped cylinder which can be inserted in a square or rectangular shape metal container (shipping container and frac tanks) includes initiating turning of a heated mandrel, extruding heated polymer, wrapping while compressing a first layer of heated polymer, disposing a mesh layer over the cylinder encapsulating the cylinder on the turning mandrel while simultaneously laying a second layer of heated polymer over the turning mandrel and compressing the layer of heated polymer into the mesh layer and the mesh layer into the first layer of heated polymer simultaneously, and repeating the layering of the heated polymer and mesh layer until a desired wall is reached. The method forms a hybrid polymer square or oval tank or a hybrid polymer round, which achieves over 95 percent of the total volume of the metal container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Ron Elkana
  • Patent number: 10035097
    Abstract: A fuel tank cap includes a casing; a main chamber disposed in the casing; a vapor vent channel disposed in the casing and communicating with the main chamber; annular partition walls disposed in the main chamber and configured to divide the main chamber into troughs surrounding a central tunnel, each partition wall including a cut so that the troughs and the tunnel are capable of communicating with each other via the cut; activated carbon filled in the troughs; and a permeable plug disposed in the tunnel, which is made by wrapping rust-resistant flexible wires so that a plurality of intercommunicated air gaps are formed among the flexible wires. The vapor vent channel includes the cuts, the troughs and the air gaps. The activated carbon captures fuel vapors and absorbs VOCs in the fuel vapors when the fuel vapors pass through the vapor vent channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SENTEC E&E CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Chou, Chia-Ming Yu
  • Patent number: 9737843
    Abstract: A fuel tank cap includes a casing; a main chamber disposed in the casing; a vapor vent channel disposed in the casing and communicating with the main chamber; annular partition walls disposed in the main chamber and configured to divide the main chamber into troughs, each partition wall including a cut so that the troughs are capable of communicating with each other via the cut; and activated carbon filled in the troughs. The vapor vent channel includes the cuts and the troughs. The activated carbon captures fuel vapors and absorbs VOCs in the fuel vapors when the fuel vapors pass through the vapor vent channel. The invention eliminates the low efficiency problem of capturing the harmful VOCs of the fuel vapors by the conventional activated carbon canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SENTEC E&E CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Chou, Chia-Ming Yu
  • Patent number: 9706878
    Abstract: An integrated closure-stirrer cookware device for stirring while the closure is attached to the cookware includes a pot having an open top. An outer lid, which is complementary to the open top, is reversibly couplable to the pot. The outer lid is not rotatable relative to the pot. An opening, which is circular, is positioned in the outer lid. An inner lid, which is complementary to the opening, is sealably and rotatably coupled to the outer lid. The inner lid is rotatable relative to the outer lid. A stirrer that has a top end and a working end is positioned through a penetration positioned in the inner lid. The penetration is positioned proximate to a perimeter of the inner lid. The working end extends transversely from a bottom of the inner lid. A vent is positioned through the outer lid such that steam escaping through the vent is directed away from the inner lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Bobbie Campbell
  • Patent number: 9511680
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle battery mounting structure including: a lower frame made of fiber-reinforced resin that has a first open portion for water drainage and configures, together with an upper frame, a battery frame that supports a battery; a lower reinforcement made of metal that has a second open portion for water drainage having a smaller open area than the first open portion, the lower reinforcement being joined to the lower frame in a state in which the second open portion is communicated with the first open portion; and an insulating grommet that is formed in the shape of a ring having an upper flange and a lower flange and that is disposed at the lower reinforcement as a result of a peripheral edge portion configuring the second open portion of the lower reinforcement being fitted between the upper flange and the lower flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Hokazono, Kenichiro Yoshimoto, Takeharu Matsuno, Shingo Hirata
  • Patent number: 9155132
    Abstract: A microwave container includes a container body and a lid. The container body has a bottom wall, a sidewall extending upwardly from a periphery of the bottom wall and ending at a rim. The lid has a top wall, a sidewall extending downwardly from a periphery of the top wall and ending at a brim. The lid is formed with a vent opening. The flap includes a proximal portion hingedly connected to the brim of the lid by a living hinge and an outwardly extending distal portion formed with a plug, wherein the flap is movable between a free-hanging position where the flap is hanging freely from the brim of the lid and a closed position where the flap is flipped about the hinge over a side of the lid and the plug is plugged into the vent opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Chak Hong Gary Cheung
  • Publication number: 20150136786
    Abstract: A container for storing a food product includes a receptacle and a plunger slidably movable along an inner wall of the receptacle. The plunger includes a support surface for the food product and a seal configured to form a seal between the support surface and the inner wall. A rounded lid with an apex is configured to be sealingly coupled to the receptacle. The lid includes a vent located at the apex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Sharon Lonner, Jane Caplan, Ran Lerner
  • Publication number: 20150108131
    Abstract: A closure system including a filler neck, a guide socket arranged inside the filler neck, a closure cap to be introduced between the filler neck and the guide socket and which is fastenable to the filler neck and an annular seal to be received in an annular groove of the closure cap and which is secured to an inner face of the filler neck. The annular seal is arranged between the filler neck and the guide socket such that a nozzle placed between the filler neck and the guide socket does not reach thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Ralf MALSKORN
  • Patent number: 9004306
    Abstract: A convertible storage container and methods are provided for the remediation of environmentally damaged articles. The container defines an interior chamber for receiving the environmentally damaged articles therein, the container having at least one container door for closing an access opening into the container. A conversion door is removably positionable with respect to the access opening so as to close the access opening with the container door in an opened condition. The conversion door includes a conversion door panel and a plurality of access ports through the door panel for connection of ducts to permit remediation of the environmentally damaged articles within the interior chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Pack-Rat Mini-Mover, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Platt, James Barbour, Shawn Potwin
  • Patent number: 8985360
    Abstract: A cap for a drain hose and a plurality of bottles with different opening sizes is provided. The cap includes a main body and an extension body. The main body includes a main sleeve, a sleeve for drain hose and a leakage-proof part, wherein the main sleeve is for engaging with a first bottle, the sleeve for drain hose is for engaging with the drain hose, and the leakage-proof part is for closely sealing the opening of the first bottle. The extension body is formed integrally with the main body and extends outwardly from the main body, the extension body including an extension sleeve for engaging with a second bottle, the opening size of the second bottle being larger than the opening size of the first bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Yen-An Chen
  • Publication number: 20150076168
    Abstract: A container with a butterfly lid closure has a base portion and two overlapping hinged lid portions for providing a secure vented closure. The container has a base with a top peripheral edge at an open top end. Two hinged butterfly lid portions are secured to the upper peripheral edge at sides of the base. The lid portions are secured to the base in a closed position by locking recesses on the lid portions that engage locking formations on the upper peripheral edge. A groove on one lid portion engages a groove on another lid portion to form a seal where the lid portions overlap. Venting channels formed on the locking formations allow air to pass in and out of the container, but prevent liquids from entering the container. Arched ridges on the container's sidewalls increase the container's rigidity and resistance to top loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Marco Tulio Barbier, Hector Echaniz, Lawrence Murdoch, Michael Bransfield, Joseph T. Ronchetti, Anthony Bordieri
  • Patent number: 8967416
    Abstract: A food storage container has a base with a bottom, a continuous side wall extending up from the bottom and terminating at an upper end, a storage space within the side wall above the bottom, and an open top. A lid of the container is configured to attach to and close off the open top. A tray of the container has a perforate panel and a tray foot. The tray can fit within the storage space with the tray foot resting on the bottom of the base and the perforate panel elevated above the bottom of the base. A connecting structure is carried in part on the lid, in part on the base, and in part on the tray and is configured so that the lid and the tray can be connected to one another and to the bottom under the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventor: Brian Douglas Furlong
  • Publication number: 20150053695
    Abstract: A handle-interlocking airtight boiling pot includes: a rotational body which is rotatably supported at the side of the container and is mounted to rotate between a lid opening position and a lid closing position; a hand grip part formed at an upper end of the rotational body; and an airtightly fixing part which is formed integrally with a lower part of the hand grip part and protrudes toward the lid to airtightly fix the lid to the container by pressing an upper side of the lid when the rotational body is located at the lid closing position. The lid includes: a retaining protrusion formed at an upper side of an edge portion of the lid to catch and retain the airtightly fixing part of the rotational body at the lid closing position; and a contact groove part with which a contact surface of the airtightly fixing part gets in contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Woo Hyeop KIM
  • Publication number: 20150034658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a beverage chiller than can be used to rapidly cool beverages without the need for ice. The present invention also relates to a device for mixing beverages, i.e., a cocktail shaker, that does not require a cap. In one embodiment, the present invention is a lid for a beverage container. In one embodiment, the present invention is a device that can cool a beverage or beverage stream in a continuous, or nearly continuous manner, for example, the output of a coffee or tea brewing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Dean J. Vastardis
  • Publication number: 20150028044
    Abstract: A lid assembly for a beverage container having a lid housing, a seal assembly and a trigger member. The seal assembly has one or more drink seals that engage a corresponding one or more drink apertures to close the drink apertures. The seal assembly is rotatedly connected to the lid housing and movable between a use position and a cleaning position for cleaning. The trigger member is connected to the lid housing and is capable of engaging the seal assembly in the use position, but not in the cleaning position. The trigger member is connected to the seal assembly such that the vent aperture is opened during a first portion of the operation of the trigger, and the drink apertures are opened during a second portion of the operation of the trigger so that the vent aperture is opened before the drink apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Sami M. El-Saden, Daniel M. Wodka, Joe Y. Chiou
  • Publication number: 20150024104
    Abstract: A universal cooking/container lid for providing ventilation includes a semi-spherical base member having a circular outer-rim and an apex. The semi-spherical base member has a stand on an exterior surface and a handle on an interior surface thereof surrounding the apex. The semi-spherical base member has one or more venting perforations. A portion of the exterior surface between the stand and the outer rim may be tapered thereby providing a ventilation channel. A top portion of the handle is configured to fit snugly into a bottom portion of the stand, thereby allowing multiple cooking/container lids to be easily stacked. A method of providing ventilation while cooking is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Wayne Howard Denny
  • Publication number: 20150021345
    Abstract: A ventilation cup lid includes a lid, a sealing portion to mount the lid onto a cup and an orifice sealing member located on the lid. The lid has a drinking orifice, a severed coupling portion extended from the lid to the drinking orifice, and a wedge notch. The orifice sealing member includes a cover sheet, a protrusive latch portion located at one side of the cover sheet remote from the cup, and a bent connecting section to bridge the cover sheet and lid. The cover sheet and lid are interposed by a ventilation gap. The severed coupling portion strides the ventilation gap to connect to the cover sheet. The ventilation gap forms an exit to release thermal pressure and enhance heat dissipation efficacy. The force applied by users to push the protrusive latch portion to open the cover sheet and expose the drinking orifice also is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: YI SHEN PLASTIC CORP.
    Inventor: YEN-SHENG WU
  • Publication number: 20150014321
    Abstract: A lid of a disposable beverage cup, which has at least one drinking hole provided for a consumer to drink the beverage stored in the beverage cup, and at least one vent hole provided for maintaining the pressure equivalence between an inner side and an outer side of the beverage cup, includes at least one drinking hole plug arranged for detachably coupling with the drinking hole to seal and close the drinking hole so as to prevent the beverage from leaking out of the beverage cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Charles N. CHIANG, Benjamin H. CHIANG
  • Patent number: 8919591
    Abstract: An insulating lid includes a cover having an outer edge and a base. The base includes an upper surface, a lip projecting upwardly from the upper surface about an outer perimeter of the base to define an inner area, and a plurality of spacer members extending upwardly from the upper surface positioned within the inner area. The plurality of spacer members are configured to space the cover a distance from the upper surface of the base to define an insulating space between the cover and the upper surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Pactiv LLC
    Inventors: Liming Cai, Chris T. Bruch, Ayberk Abayhan
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140339233
    Abstract: A lid for a container includes an upper panel portion and at least one connector extending rearward of the upper panel portion. A lip extends downward of the upper panel portion. A plurality of vent openings are molded into the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Philip A. King, Jon P. Hassell
  • 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: 8875916
    Abstract: A package for a particulate laundry scent additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Natalie Vitalia Lopez, Adrian Keith McKinney, Richard Lawrence Horstman, Kristin Marie Finley, Karen Hussong Strader
  • Patent number: 8870020
    Abstract: A closure device provides an emergency degassing function, pressure equalization and condensate removal for a housing sealed off from the environment. The closure device has a frame, fastenable to a housing opening and having a frame opening, as well as a closure element, for closing the housing opening. The closure element is configured or arranged relative to the frame such that a path is formed in or through the closure element in a first closure position by the gravitational force acting on the closure element. The path enables an exchange of air between the housing interior and the environment as well as a discharge of condensation water. A second closure position, in which the path is sealed closed is producable by water impinging on the closure element from the environment. If a specified overpressure is exceeded, the closure element is detachable from the frame opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Eckstein, Hubertus Goesmann
  • Patent number: 8866056
    Abstract: A multi-component packaging system includes a lower containing assembly, an upper containing assembly, and a cover. The lower containing assembly defines an interior cavity that is adapted to receive a first food component. The upper containing assembly defines an interior that is adapted to receive a second food component. The upper containing assembly is adapted for engagement with the lower containing assembly. The cover is engaged with at least one of the lower containing assembly and the upper containing assembly. The cover includes a passage portion that defines a plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine M. Shapiro, Corey L. Berends, Brian M. Degner, Jess C. Sweley, Stephanie L. Bills, Christopher M. Branda, Kim M. Folta, Robert Kim, Sue Lai, Pamela A. Poulis, Jesse Jay Spungin, Katie M. Bartholomew, Lynda A. Deakin, Todd T. S. Holscher, Grace J. Hwang, Mark M. Kavanagh, Michelle S. K. Lee, Adam M. Mack, Eleanor D. Morgan, John W. Smith, David C. Thomsen, Gabriel M. Trionfi, Ana T. Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 8857649
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lid for a closeable mixing container for a paint gun. The lid is provided with a ventilation opening. The ventilation opening is embodied as a labyrinth seal with three cylinders (11, 12, 14), inserted into each other and allowing air to flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: G-Mate AG
    Inventor: Bjoern Buchholz
  • Patent number: 8844742
    Abstract: A drinking mouth portion pointing upward is provided on a plug body of a container main body having a sealed structure. A down-pointing beverage cylindrical member is built into the container main body and has a front edge side thereof communicated with the drinking mouth portion. Provided inside a fluid passage of the beverage cylindrical member is a valve movable in accordance with a pressure difference therein. The valve is not manually opened and closed, but reacts to a suction force in the fluid passage. An up-pointing cut-out section is provided on a lower edge of the beverage cylindrical member, thus allowing one to drink up a content fluid remaining in an inner bottom section. Therefore, a relatively small number of additional parts are needed to address the spewing of a content fluid and the occurrence of a residual liquid at the time of opening the drinking mouth portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Thermos K.K., Thermos L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mamoru Fujita, Shin Matsuyama
  • 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: 8833587
    Abstract: A reusable beverage cup comprising a container, a lid having an opening and adapted to fit on the container, and a rotatable member on the lid having a plug that is adapted to locate in the opening when the rotatable member is in a first position on the lid, wherein the plug and opening are similar in shape and sealingly close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: KeepCup Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Abigail Forsyth, Jamie Forsyth
  • Patent number: 8833591
    Abstract: A safety valve is provided for metallic ammunition cans having lids which form an environmental seals when closed, the safety valve automatically vents cook-off gases generated when ammunition or other energetic in the ammunition can reach elevated temperatures. The safety valve is deployed in a hole formed in a wall of the ammunition can. The safety valve employs a vent cover which is soldered by means of a eutectic material either directly to an outer surface of the ammunition can or to an insert extending through the hole in the wall of the ammunition can. The vent cover seals gases in the ammunition can until elevated temperatures cause eutectic solder to melt thus freeing a vent cover and releasing cook-off gases from inside of the ammunition can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Steve Kotevski, Arroyal Garner, Nicole Harasts Sapp, Vince Gonsalves, Matt Evangelisti, Carl Campagnuolo, Nikola Kotefski, Steven Sicoli
  • Patent number: 8833590
    Abstract: A metallic container closure including a shell of a thin metal sheet having a circular top panel wall (7) and a skirt wall (9), and a synthetic resin liner arranged in the shell, the skirt wall (9) having a thread-forming region and an annular groove (17) positioned at an upper end portion of the thread-forming region, wherein an internal pressure release line A extending in the circumferential direction is arranged in the skirt wall (9) at a portion over the annular groove (17), and annular bead (30) is arranged so as to pass through between the internal pressure release line A and the annular groove (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Crown Cork Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhito Ichimura, Kouichi Tsuchiya, Shinya Matsumoto, Hisashi Nakajima, Mitsuo Kumata, Kiyohisa Kaito
  • Publication number: 20140251858
    Abstract: The invention relates to packaging comprising a breathable valve, intended to extend the green life of perishable products. The packaging comprises a flexible container (1) and a breathable valve assembly (2) that can be used to control the concentration of oxygen, carbon dioxide, water vapor and ethylene in the atmosphere inside the container, such as to maintain a desired value depending on the weight and the respiration rate of the product. The breathable valve assembly (2) comprises a ring (3) and a breathable lid (4) assembled in order to close the flexible container (1). The packaging is advantageous over the prior art in that it can be assembled without using any heat-sealing technique and in that it can extend the green life of perishable products, such as fruits and vegetables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Elkin David Cardona Jiménez, Alberto Naranjo Carvajal, Juan Diego Sierra Munñeton, Jorge Iván Villegas Cardona
  • 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: 8800809
    Abstract: A canister including a body portion containing an end wall and a cylindrical wall extending from the end wall to an upper cylindrical edge portion thereof, and a cap, securable to the body portion, containing a circular top wall with an inner surface and an outer surface and a cylindrical outer wall secured to the top wall containing an inner portion and an outer portion, wherein one or more support elements are secured to the inner surface of the top wall, thereby forming two ends of the support element and also thereby forming a gap between the inner portion of the cylindrical outer wall of the cap and each end of the support element, whereby at least a portion of the upper cylindrical edge portion of cylindrical wall of the body portion is secured within the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Production (France) S.A.S.
    Inventor: Benoit Portier
  • Patent number: 8783496
    Abstract: An improved beverage container of the type having a lid, a pour panel defined in the lid by a pour score and a vent panel defined in the lid by a vent score. A tab pivotally is mounted to the lid, wherein lifting the tab about a pivot in a lifting direction fractures the pour score and opens the pour panel. A secondary tab is carried by the tab, and is released into contact with the vent panel by lifting the tab to fracture the pour score, wherein pressing the tab in a direction generally opposite the lifting direction causes the secondary tab to fracture the vent score and open the vent panel. At least one anti-rotation member is disposed between the tab and the lid to prevent the tab from rotating about the rivet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev, SA
    Inventors: Christopher G. Neiner, Ancil Louis Lackey, Robert Joseph Will, Richard Lynn Wise, Jason Davidson
  • Patent number: 8777049
    Abstract: A lid for securing to the brim of a container, the lid including a container closure having a disk shaped member with a periphery for mating with the brim of the container. The periphery includes annular inner and outer side walls with at least one annular rib disposed on each of the inner and outer side walls. The ribs of the annular walls form a gripping area to secure the lid to the container for preventing leaks and accidental spillage. A top wall interconnects the inner and outer side walls and includes visual cues for viewing the brim of the container when the lid is affixed to the brim. The lid additionally includes a pronounced wedge shaped sipping spout projecting upwards from the container closure. The container closure includes a circular indented channel for stacking one lid covered cup over another with additional stability provided by the sipping spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: uVu Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Weiss, Martin Pechter, Thomas W. Talbot
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8746496
    Abstract: A beverage container closure or lid that is adapted for closing an open end of a beverage container. The lid is selectively couplable to the beverage container and includes a selectively openable stopper that when closed, creates a fluid-tight seal between the beverage container and the environment. The stopper may be selectively opened by a user by the user pressing a button disposed on a side of the beverage container closure. The stopper is subsequently automatically closed when the user releases the button. Thus, a user may open and close the beverage container closure using a single hand without the need to remove the beverage container closure from the beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Pacific Market International, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Sean Gilbert, Randy Sims
  • Patent number: 8746479
    Abstract: A method for closing a fuel tank includes providing a base sized to be received within an interior of a fuel tank filler neck, movably mounting a closure structure on the base, and securing a biasing mechanism to the base wherein the biasing mechanism biases the closure structure into a closed position on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Neal L. Keefer, Kenneth A. Watson, Evan Waymire
  • 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: 8727164
    Abstract: A resealable tab mechanism for a beverage container having a tab handle with divergent arms with a bar extending therebetween having a gas release pin valve fixedly attached to the tab handle bar. The tab handle is pivoted from a closed position in arc-like fashion that will bend the tab plate downward then the tab handle is rotated in circular fashion providing full access to the beverage container's contents. To close the process is reversed by rotating the tab handle over the beverage container's aperture then pivoted back to its seated position compressing a pair of gaskets that hermetically seals the beverage container's contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Marjan Majcen, Beverly Burke-Majcen, Robert Vreznik
  • Patent number: 8727163
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a lid may include a valve chamber comprising a hollow chamber, a valve flap and a hinge. The hollow chamber may be defined by one or more sidewalls and have a first opening at a first longitudinal end and a second opening at an opposing, second longitudinal end. The valve flap may be positioned at least proximate to the second longitudinal end and have a shape and size substantially the same as a shape and size of the second opening. The hinge may couple the valve flap to a sidewall of the one or more sidewalls and may be sized and configured to enable the rotation of the valve flap from an open position to a substantially closed position. Container assemblies and methods of forming lids are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Joel Chrisman
  • Patent number: 8720729
    Abstract: A foil made of two plastic films and an adhesive layer laminating the two films together, wherein the first plastic film has a first side and a second side and comprises punctures therebetween. The foil is of a dual peel-seal type such that the first plastic film realizes a first peel-able seal within the foil at its first side in the form of an adhesion peel seal in an open state and/or in the form of a cohesion peel seal in a sealed state, and wherein the adhesive layer leaves open the punctures such that gas can penetrate through the punctures in-between the two films towards the first peel-able seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Mondi AG
    Inventors: Gyula Madai, Jan-Torsten Vollmer, Melinda Budai, Michael Seeber, Bernhard Mumelter
  • 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: 8714395
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present invention is a container, in particular a large-volume disposable container made of plastic, such as a keg (1) for holding liquids of all types, for example, for holding beverages. The container is equipped in general with a connecting fitting (2) having a gasket (3). According to the invention, the connecting fitting (2) and/or the gasket (3) define an unclosable passage (9) for reducing pressure inside the container during the subsequent automatic closing operation after a previously defined opening operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Alois Monzel
  • Patent number: 8709518
    Abstract: A system for managing the fluid intake of a person is disclosed. The system consists of multiple containers of various volumes, a common lid configured to incorporate a flow control valve, multiple flow control valves having varying flow rates, a date indicator ring incorporated circumferentially on said containers, a content indicator disposed on said lid, a chiller insert, and an optional slip on handle. The user selects a container based on the fluid needs of a person and a flow control valve based on the drinking ability of the person. The user fills the container with a drinkable fluid, and indicates the nature of the contents with the content indicator and the date of filling with the date indicator ring. The chiller insert allows the user to cool the contents without the possibility of dilution as with standard ice cubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Diane Young Jones
  • Publication number: 20140103040
    Abstract: A beverage delivery can may comprise various configurations. Such configurations may comprise various aperture shapes, sizes, and configurations and various shapes, textures, configurations, and dimensions of the lid and surface of the can. A beverage can may comprise various exterior shapes such as a tapered shape, a faceted shape, a pint glass shape and the like. In embodiments, the beverage can may comprise various types of nucleation devices. A beverage can may comprise a vertical portion of the can, a continuous lip indentation comprising an upper lip, a waist pinch, and a shoulder and the like. In embodiments, various external packaging may be used with one or more beverage delivery cans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Zebulon Stevens Robbins, III, Charles James Koch, Peter D. Gladstone, Andrew S. Gavrin, Mark Jacober, Howard Chasteen, Jeewon Jung, Oivind Brockmeier