Single-use Fastening Seal Patents (Class 222/153.05)
  • Patent number: 10669076
    Abstract: In a closure assembly the cap is a quarter-turn cap and the bottom end of the skirt has a pair of diametrically opposed static cover portions separated from one another by a pair of diametrically opposed and open bottomed notches in the skirt. In each notch an indicator segment of the tamper-evident structure is located that is integrally molded to an upper notch rim by a non-frangible hinge, preferably a film hinge, and to each of the leading rim and the trailing rim via at least one respective frangible bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SCHOLLE IPN IP BV
    Inventor: Peter Jan Van Der Molen
  • Patent number: 9919326
    Abstract: A trigger dispenser device (1) envisages a secondary liquid aspiration duct (50) in communication with the dispenser duct, and a primary liquid aspiration duct (8) in communication with the container, off-axis with each other. Between these, a joining compartment (64) is provided communicating upstream with the primary liquid aspiration duct (8) and communicating downstream with the secondary liquid aspiration duct (50) to form the fluidic connection between them. In particular, the container (C) is of the type with built-in suction pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Riccardo Alluigi, Stephen R. Dennis
  • Patent number: 9643199
    Abstract: A sprayer system includes a trigger sprayer having a trigger, a pump mechanism, and a nozzle. The sprayer system further includes a solvent reservoir for accommodating a solvent substance and a bottle for accommodating a concentrate substance. Further, the solvent reservoir is positioned above the trigger sprayer and is in fluid communication with the trigger sprayer and the bottle is positioned below the trigger sprayer and is in fluid communication with the trigger sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Michael Petkus, Bradley J. Barron, Jonathan D. Bellante, Stacey L. Forkner, Hua Han, Palak Pujara, Ronald H. Spang, Jr., Mark J. Van Handel, Steven A. Zach
  • Patent number: 9540148
    Abstract: A single-dose container for storing and dispensing products, the container comprises a flexible body defining an interior cavity and having an end sealable by joining a first inner side of the inner surface of the body to an opposite inner side of the inner surface of the body, a second end of the body having a shoulder and a protuberance with the protuberance defining a dispensing orifice and having a sealing edge, a seal membrane shaped to overlie the sealing edge and to cover the dispensing orifice, a tab portion extending from the seal membrane, and wherein the seal membrane is removable affixed to the sealing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MONFITELLO INC.
    Inventors: Dominic Fournier, Michel Brunet
  • Patent number: 9394096
    Abstract: An actuator cap for dispensing a liquid product, the cap comprising a rotatable outer body and an associated actuator button and a non-rotatable chassis and associated spray channel assembly; the outer body and actuator button being rotatable between: a first position in which the actuator button is non-elevated, the actuator button being incapable of depression in this position; a second position in which the actuator button is elevated across its full length and width relative to top surface of the outer body, the button still being incapable of depression in this position; and a third position in which the actuator button is elevated across its full length and width and tilted relative to top surface of the outer body, the button being capable of depression in this position; depression of the actuator button causing release of liquid product from an associated container through the spray channel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Kassie Terra-Lynn Betts, Simon Lewis Bilton, Adrian Barclay Caroen, Christopher John Jones, Garen Kouyoumjian
  • Publication number: 20150108167
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispensing closure comprising a base and a cover being attached to said base by a hinge and being movable between an opened and a closed position, said cover comprising an outer side-wall, wherein said dispensing closure also comprises tamper evident elements indicating whether said cover had been opened or not. The tamper-evident elements comprise a first latch element and a second latch element engaging with each other when said cover is in its closed position The cover comprises a push-button region being arranged such that when being pushed by a user at least partly in a radial inward direction, the first latch element will be brought out of engagement with said second latch element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Aptar Freyung GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Wohlgenannt, Bruno Königseder, Katrin Prinz
  • Publication number: 20150102064
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for packaging and dispensing fluid products. The device, of the type having a manual pump (2) fitted on a bottle (1) or a pouch (5) containing the product to be dispensed, has a removable element (11) interposed between the pump (2) and the neck of the bottle (1), and an open/close element (13) which is secured to the pump (2) and is able to close the passage circuit for the product to be dispensed between the inside of the bottle (1) and the pump (2) when the removable element (11) is in place. Application to improving the preservation on storage of the product contained in the bottle or the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Taberlet, Patrice Puviland, Alain Guy
  • Patent number: 8708195
    Abstract: A bifurcated alcoholic beverage dispenser for isolating a plurality of alcoholic mixtures in separate compartments before consumption preferably includes a bifurcated body having first and second ends each being independently opened from a closed position. A divider is disposed within the body. First and second compartments are located at proximal and distal portions of the body and isolated by the divider. A first fluid is housed within the first compartment, and a second fluid is housed within the second compartment. Advantageously, the first and second fluids are independently dispensed from the first and second compartments when the first and second ends are independently opened, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Lindsay Duran
  • Patent number: 8684026
    Abstract: A closure for a keg comprises a housing and a valve element movable within the housing between closed and open positions. A lock mechanism is capable of holding the valve element in the open position, to vent gas from the keg and to thwart unauthorised re-filling after dispensing. The lock mechanism comprises: a first part movable with the valve element that comprises a lock element engageable with the housing; and a second part that is movable with the first part when the valve element moves from the closed position to the open position during filling, and thereafter is separable from the first part as the valve element returns from the open position to the closed position after filling. Separation of those parts enables the lock formation to engage with the housing to hold the valve element when the valve element returns to the open position upon dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Petainer Lidkoeping AB
    Inventor: Jessica Rundin
  • Patent number: 8616413
    Abstract: A syringe includes a syringe outer tube having a spout and a spout-mounted cap. The cap has a cap main body sealing the spout in a liquid-tight manner, a mounting section mounted onto the spout, and a breakable breaking section linking the cap main body and the mounting section to release the link upon breaking. The inner circumferential portion of the mounting section includes protrusions inserted into a groove on the outer circumferential portion of the spout which also has a tilted section tilted relative to the axis of the spout outer circumferential portion. When the cap is rotated along the axial direction of the syringe outer tube, the protrusions move along the tilted section of the groove. The mounting section is thus displaced in the base end direction and the braking section is pulled in the direction and breaks to separate the cap main body from the mounting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shingo Koyama
  • Patent number: 8485397
    Abstract: The invention relates to a measuring actuator, a measuring cap, a protective cover, a measuring unit, and a device for fixed and variable measuring and discharging of fluid from a container. The actuator being configured for detachable and movable connection to the cap and adapted for sealing off fluid when in a non-actuated state and to discharge fluid when in an actuated state, the actuator including at least two openings, a discharge opening and a fluid inflow opening; the cap-including at least three openings, a discharge opening and an actuator receiving opening and a fluid inflow opening; the measuring unit including the cap, the actuator, and a spring; the cover for protecting the measuring unit being configured for attachment to the cap and/or the measuring unit; and the measuring device including the cover, the cap, the actuator, the spring, and the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Antula Healthcare AB
    Inventor: Hans Borje Hammarin
  • Patent number: 8328053
    Abstract: The invention relates to a siphon head formed by three basic components constituted by a first part comprised by an interchangeable actuator head, a second part comprised by the safety closure of the container and a third part comprised by the valve system permitting dispensing the fluid contained into the bottle including a resilient material part constituted by a head joined to elastic memory members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Parrit S.A.
    Inventor: Esteban Eduardo Bargo
  • Publication number: 20120175384
    Abstract: A syringe-type container comprising a hollow main body with a distal outlet opening and a proximal actuation opening for inserting an actuation element. A piston is displaceably arranged inside the main body for discharging a flowable product from the container. To reduce the permeability of the container, the main body has a diffusion-reducing layer. The outlet opening is closed with a first removable or severable seal, and the actuation opening is closed with a second seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: MEDMIX SYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Andy Greter, Mathey Vukic
  • Patent number: 8167156
    Abstract: The convertible child-resistant vial includes a container having an aperture and a peripheral wall and being provided with a first connection element in the form of contiguous locking and freeing housings provided in a collar extending from the peripheral wall; and a cap hingedly mounted to the container integrally thereof and including a second connection element for cooperating with the first connection element to close the vial in a child safe-manner. The second connection element is in the form of a tooth which is easily removable to convert the child-resistant vial into a non-child-resistant vial. The vial can be molded in a one piece body. The integral mounting of the cap to the container allows easing the distribution and handling of the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolopharm Inc.
    Inventor: Gaétan Milante
  • Patent number: 8092847
    Abstract: A body (60) of hard candy is formed on a tubular stem (32) that extends from a reservoir/handle (12) in which an edible fluid (72) is contained. The outer end (36) of the tubular passageway (32) is open. A cover (70) is provided. It has an open end (71) which engages a base wall (40) and holds the cover (70) to the base wall (40). The cover (70) includes an end wall (74) which includes a plug (78) which enters into the end (60) of the tubular stem (32) when the cover (70) is installed. When the cover (70) is removed, a consumer may lick the candy (70) and may squeeze the reservoir/handle (12) to express edible fluid (72) out from the reservoir/handle (12), through the passageway (32) and into the consumer's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Pak Nin Chan
  • Publication number: 20100213213
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure cap (3) made of plastic for the pouring spout (2) of a container, having a tamperproof strip (5a, 5b) which is arranged along the bottom cape edge (4) and is connected to the cap via at least one frangible web (8), wherein a first end (6) of the tamperproof strip is fastened in a non-releasible manner on the cap, and the second end (7) is fastened on the cap via the frangible web, and wherein, when the cap is screwed open, the second end of the tamperproof strip comes into abutment against a protrusion (10), in particular a step of the spout (2), by means of which the tamperproof strip can be buckled and the frangible web can be severed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Albers, Wolfgang Heukamp
  • Patent number: 7762439
    Abstract: A variable tip nozzle and cap assembly is disclosed for a dispensing pouch which contains a confectionery, the assembly including threaded portions of different diameters which receive decorating tips for application of the confectionery as a decoration to cakes and cookies, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Decko Products, Inc.
    Inventors: F. William Niggemyer, Robert E. Simonton
  • Patent number: 7681764
    Abstract: A delivering tap for a liquid vessel of the “bag in box” type, and a process for making the delivering tap, where the delivering tap has a substantially-cylindrical elongated body equipped with an end cam and a plane abutting member against the vessel; and further has a plug with a cylindrical end and an operating knob operatively connected to the body where the plug is made in a single piece, where the plug has a tamper-preventing warranty seal adapted to signal a possible tampering of the tap when opening; and where the body has a housing adapted to contain the tamper-preventing warranty seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Vitop Moulding S.R.L.
    Inventor: Diego Nini
  • Patent number: 7631782
    Abstract: A dispensing device for fluid substances includes a receiving element for receiving fluid substances, formed of at least two rigidly interconnected containers with adjacent outlets on the front sides thereof, a mixing nozzle which is connected to the receiving element by a mixing nozzle holder and which is fluidically and conductively connected to the outlets, and a pressure-producing device for ejecting the fluid substances through the outlets. The mixing nozzle holder is a detachable catching closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: S&C Polymer Silicon-und Composite Spezialitaeten GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Engelbrecht, Guido Meyer
  • Patent number: 7565881
    Abstract: A hummingbird feeder and kit including a solution reservoir, a feeding assembly, and a coupler for unreleasably coupling the feeding assembly to the solution reservoir. In one embodiment, the coupler is a frusto-conical member with a channel running along its longitudinal axis connected to a feeding tube. In yet another embodiment, the couple is a set of fins disposed on a distal end of a feeding tube that engages with an orifice on the solution reservoir. In yet another embodiment, the frusto-conical coupler includes at least one tapered flange disposed on its ramped side wall. The reservoir includes either a dissolvable solid or a premixed feed solution. The unreleasable coupling between the reservoir and the feeding assembly prevents the subsequent re-use of the hummingbird feeders, minimizing the user's contact with bacteria-infested feeding solution and the spread of disease among birds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Inventor: Keith Smothers
  • Patent number: 7506782
    Abstract: A single use unit dosage dispensing closure includes a shell attached to a container, an axial movable cap attached to the shell, a dust cover preventing premature actuation of the cap, and a sealing member coupled to the cap. The shell has an inner guide in communication with the container and the cap is moveable along the guide. The cap has a chamber adapted to dispense material into the container. The chamber is sealed with the sealing member extending across a lower open end thereof, wherein axial movement of the cap along the inner guide member will open the chamber and dispense the contents of the chamber into the container. The axial movable cap is formed from a material with a higher oxygen and moisture barrier property than the material forming the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Inventors: Ronald J Walters, Robert J Smith
  • Publication number: 20080230559
    Abstract: A security seal for an aerosol container (12), which has an actuator (16) in communication with a valve (14). Means are provided such as adhesive (24), contact cement or a weld to deter removal of the actuator (16) from the valve system (14). The valve system (14) and actuator (16) are made of compatible materials so they may be joined by laser or sonic welding, or by solvent cement. Optionally, a collar (26) has a first ledge (28) that locks under rim (18) and has a second ledge (30) that engages a base portion (27) of the actuator and prevents its removal, except by breaking the collar. The security seal can include means such as a cap (34) which is joined to the collar (26) by a frangible connection (38), to provide a tamper indication of whether the actuator (16) has been accessed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Peter Nardone
  • Publication number: 20080110933
    Abstract: A tamper-indicating dispensing closure assembly embodying the principles of the present invention includes a closure body, and an associated pivotal flip-top lid. Notably, the flip-top lid includes an integral hinge member, having a retention portion at a distal end thereof. Closure manufacture is effected by use of an over-molding technique, in conjunction with interlocking geometrical features of the retention portion and the closure body, to ensure proper retention of the lid, while facilitating single-handed manipulation of the lid by consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventor: Joao Alberto Ferreira Goncalves
  • Patent number: 7249690
    Abstract: A independent off bottle single use unit dosage dispensing closure includes a shell attached to a container, an axial movable cap attached to the shell, a sealing member coupled to the cap, and a removable retainer attached to the shell. The shell has an inner guide in communication with the container and the cap is moveable along the guide. The cap has a chamber adapted to dispense material into the container. The chamber is sealed with the sealing member extending across a lower open end thereof, wherein axial movement of the cap along the inner guide member will open the chamber and dispense the contents of the chamber into the container. The retainer prevents relative movement between the cap and the shell until the retainer has been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Erie County Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J Smith, Ron J Walters
  • Patent number: 7246724
    Abstract: A dispenser having a socket (42) for receiving a cartridge (40) of material to be dispensed. The dispenser has a plurality of pins (44) which engage in apertures (36) in the cartridge to enable dispensing of the material. The pins are retractable, upon insertion of the cartridge into the socket, from a retracted position generally adjacent to the wall of the socket to a deployed position in which they engage with the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: GW Pharma Limited
    Inventor: Rajiv Bobby Dave
  • Patent number: 7093562
    Abstract: A hummingbird feeder and kit including a solution reservoir, a feeding assembly, and a coupler for unreleasably coupling said feeding assembly to said solution reservoir. The reservoir includes either a dissolvable solid or a premixed feed solution. The unreleasable coupling between the reservoir and the feeding assembly prevents the subsequent re-use of the hummingbird feeders, minimizing the user's contact with bacteria-infested feeding solution and the spread of disease among birds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Inventor: Keith S. Smothers
  • Patent number: 6929154
    Abstract: Secure dispensing apparatus is described which is adapted to dispense e.g. a prescription drug from an axial compression dispensing device (1). This is located in a housing (10) including a dispensing aperture (16). The axial compression dispensing device (1) is located in a central chamber of axial length slightly longer than that of the axial compression dispensing device, and structures (30) are provided at one end of the chamber movable with respect thereto to compress the axial compression dispensing device to cause dispensing via the dispensing aperture (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: GW Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Matthew James Grey, Martin Philip Riddiford, Geoffrey Guy
  • Publication number: 20040232166
    Abstract: A pour spout for containers made of metal or of a similar material, the containers of which are of the type comprised of a one-piece container body which is closed at the end by means of a seamed top fitted with a pull tab and a pull strip with rivet removable in full or in part. The pull tab has a hinged turning line running diametrically to a rivet which attaches a removable flat area covering a central recess in the form of an inverted truncated cone in the can top marking an underside area on the interior defining the truncated cone-shaped spout sealed by a circular surface also recessed with the aforesaid rivet. Pulling on the pull tab removes this recessed circular surface and the area covering the recess at the same time as the side of the spout emerges to the point of reaching its maximum base diameter and the free spout tip opening is rounded inward along its entire edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Enrique Garcia Quintela
  • Patent number: 6772910
    Abstract: A resealable cap for a container is disclosed, the cap having a seal piercing element, the liquid in the container being initially separated from the piercing element by a seal. The cap includes a collar, a neck portion and a top portion. The top portion includes the seal piercing element. There is a liquid passageway through the cap, after the top portion has been moved from an initial position to a closed position (thus piercing the seal) and thence to an open position. Thereafter the cap can be resealed and opened repeatedly, by movement of the top portion from the open position to the closed position and vice versa. Numerous embodiments of the invention are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventor: Fredrick Michael Coory
  • Patent number: 6730339
    Abstract: Liquid candy is molded into a body of hard candy HC with a tubular portion 24 of a holder 22, 24 anchored therein. The tubular portion 22 extends into close proximity to an outer surface of the hardened candy HC. A cup-shaped portion 22 of the holder is snapped onto a reservoir cap 70. The holder 22, 24 is snapped into a fully engaged position. When a consumer wishes to consume the candy product, the consumer pulls up on the holder 22, 24 to move it upwardly relative to the reservoir cap into a second engaged position. A break-away portion 74 of the cap 70 breaks away to open fluid communication between the reservoir 62 and a passageway 36 through the holder 22, 24.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Candy Novelty Works Ltd.
    Inventor: Pak Nin Chan
  • Publication number: 20030141321
    Abstract: This invention relates to the containment of effervescence in carbonated beverages through the use of a containment cap designed to expel only carbonated liquid and contain the gas within the bottle. The present invention uses an aerosol valve assembly similar to those used to dispense whipped cream from cans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventor: Oral Fatih Sekendur
  • Patent number: 6523720
    Abstract: A container for holding consumable liquids for commercial food service (e.g., bar service) has a body that defines an inner cavity and has a neck extending to an opening. The neck of the container defines a first thread adapted to receive a cap to seal the cavity. The container also defines a second thread, of a diameter larger than the first thread, adapted to mate directly with a thread of a standard threaded pour spout to retain the pour spout on the container for serving liquids from the container cavity. The container is sized to fit within standard bar service speed racks and can be heat-sealed to contain perishable liquids, such as fruit juice or drink mixes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
    Inventor: Zebulon S. Robbins, III
  • Publication number: 20020070236
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure assembly (22) for a valve outlet (16) of a pressurized gas cylinder, or the like includes a cap (50) and a tamper-evident ring (52, 140, 200, 240). The assembly is threadably attached to the outlet prior to shipment and removed by a customer prior to dispensing fluid through the outlet. The ring includes tabs (84, 146, 204, 242) which snap fit into slots (90) in the cap and cause the ring to rotate with the cap. Fins (100, 162, 206, 260) on the ring engage a surface of the valve outlet during cap removal. When sufficient force is applied in the cap removal direction, part of the ring is severed, such as the tabs or the fins. This provide evidence that the cap has been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Applicant: Worthington Cylinder Corporation
    Inventors: Erich F. Wolf, Steven R. Peabody
  • Patent number: 6401982
    Abstract: A countersinkable tap for liquid containers is provided. The tap includes a tamper-evident device. The tap includes an outer tube having an abutment which bears against the can wall and adjacent to which is a sealing ring which seals off the can orifice. The tap also includes an inner tube mounted rotatably and displaceably in the outer tube, with a grip and with orifices to allow beverage flow out of the can interior through the outer tube to the inner tube. The inner tube has a spigot which engages into a radially running slot of the outer tube. The outer tube includes a wedge punch and the grip possessing a tab which covers the wedge punch and onto which is integrally formed an inwardly directed thickened portion which, when the grip is rotated, slides on the wedge punch and opens the tab to indicate tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: Guenter Grittmann
  • Publication number: 20020030065
    Abstract: A countersinkable tap for liquid containers is provided. The tap includes a tamper-evident device. The tap includes an outer tube having an abutment which bears against the can wall and adjacent to which is a sealing ring which seals off the can orifice. The tap also includes an inner tube mounted rotatably and displaceably in the outer tube, with a grip and with orifices to allow beverage flow out of the can interior through the outer tube to the inner tube. The inner tube has a spigot which engages into a radially running slot of the outer tube. The outer tube includes a wedge punch and the grip possessing a tab which covers the wedge punch and onto which is integrally formed an inwardly directed thickened portion which, when the grip is rotated, slides on the wedge punch and opens the tab to indicate tampering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventor: Guenter Grittmann
  • Patent number: 6321942
    Abstract: A disposable atomizer for discharging successive partial discharge amounts as a spray has a base body (12), a projecting nose adapter (13) with a nozzle (14), actuating shoulders (35) where two fingers can rest, and an actuating part, containing an actuating sleeve (25) and a medium store (20), which can be pressed into the base body (12). A hollow needle (17) can penetrate the closure piston-stopper (21) of said medium store (20). A ring (28) is mounted on the actuating sleeve (25) by spokes (29) and predetermined breaking points (30), the ring (28) separating in response to typical actuating pressure when the actuator is used the first time. The spokes (29) strike a stop which thus limits the first partial discharge stroke. By rotating the actuating sleeve (25), the actuating part is moved into a starting position for a second partial discharge stroke, and when intermediate webs in the form of material bridges are broken out, the second partial discharge stroke can be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Ing. Erich Pfeiffer GmbH
    Inventors: Gerald Krampen, Karl-Heinz Fuchs, Hans Merk
  • Patent number: 6311872
    Abstract: A hand-held disposable dispenser for powder that includes a container for containing the powder and a cover layer releasably attached to the container, and when opened, allowing for dispensing of the powder. The container includes a bottom layer, an intermediate layer that overlies the bottom layer, and a top layer. The top layer overlies spacingly the intermediate layer, with only the perimeter of the top layer being attached to the perimeter of the bottom layer, and thereby forms with the intermediate layer of the container, a compartment for containing the powder, and has a plurality of throughbores for dispensing the powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Inventor: John R. Bongiovanni
  • Patent number: 6302301
    Abstract: A packaging container (1) with at least one partition for uptake of pourable products, which has one opening (9) which can be aligned with an opening (16) in a cover member (3). A sealing strip (4) is also applied onto a label (5) which is applied onto an actual container (2) and onto a cover member (3) such that it prevents movement of a container (2) and a cover member (3) in relation to each other and also hygienically covers an opening (16) in a cover member (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company
    Inventor: Manfred Vette
  • Patent number: RE39520
    Abstract: A dispensing structure, and a package with a dispensing structure, is provided with a valve. In one embodiment, the dispensing structure is a multi-piece fitment. The multi-piece fitment includes a base for mounting to the container and a valve carrier for mounting to the base. A flexible, self-sealing slit-type valve is mounted within the carrier. In another embodiment, a fitment is mounted in the opening of a thin-walled, flexible, collapsible container, and the flexible valve is mounted in the fitment. In yet another embodiment, a package includes a container having a corner wall defining an opening, and a fitment is sealingly mounted to the corner wall at the opening. A valve is disposed within the fitment. A removable and disposable cover extends from the container over the fitment and at least a portion of the corner wall to define a hermetically sealed volume around the fitment. The cover may be pulled away from the container to expose the fitment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Seaquist Closures Foreign, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Hess, III, Stuart R. Brown, Joel R. Robinson, Timothy R. Socier