Frangible Patents (Class 222/153.06)
  • Patent number: 11324660
    Abstract: A container, in particular an ampule, of a plastic material has a container part (10) for receiving the contents of a container (14) to be dispensed via a container opening (12). Opening (12) is closed by a head part (18) that can be separated along a separation line (16). The head part (18) is adjoined by a neck part (20), which has a plurality of different functional surfaces on the inner circumference. One functional contact surface (44) is used to seal against a withdrawal body (32), which is provided for withdrawing the contents of a container (14) when the container opening (12) is opened. A lead-in area (50) is provided as a further functional surface on the interior of the neck part (40) and differs geometrically from the functional contact surface (44). The lead-in area (50) seamlessly merges into the functional contact surface (44). The lead-in area (50) and the functional contact surface are located between the other functional surfaces in the neck part (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: KOCHER-PLASTIK MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventors: Johannes Geser, Roland Sauter, Daniel Bojbic, Sven Schneider, Torsten Giebeler
  • Patent number: 11267622
    Abstract: An aseptic cap for containers with evidence of first opening includes a protective cover positioned on a pouring element and produced as a single piece, which has an upper and a lower part connected by frangible bridges facing edges of the upper and the lower parts of the cover, and by a hinge arrangement. The pouring element includes a cylindrical element formed by two sections having different diameters separated by a step defined by a radial annular extension, which protrudes from the lower cylindrical part of the cover and is at least partially inserted in the upper part of the cover. The upper part of the cover has, in its interior, an appendix or flap which extends to rest above the annular extension, to become folded when the cap is mounted, and which is arranged straight downwardly to be abutted above the annular extension after the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Silvia Ferrari, Guglielmo Ferrari
  • Patent number: 10988292
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure includes a cap having a plug, a skirt, and a locking member. The cap and skirt have seats in which a first portion and a second portion of the locking member are arranged. Upon first opening, as the cap moves longitudinally away from the skirt, the lower edge of the cap passes over the first portion longitudinally so that, upon reclosing the tamper-evident closure, the first portion positions in an obstructive manner between the lower edge of the cap and an upper edge of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GUALA CLOSURES S.P.A.
    Inventors: Marco Giovannini, Luca Viale, James Andrew Oldfield
  • Patent number: 10961026
    Abstract: A closure comprising a base body with a circumferential recess foreseen to receive a tamper band connected to a top cover. The circumferential recess comprises at least one circumferential protrusion extending in a radial direction into the recess which comprises at least one pillar extending in the radial direction into the recess, tamper band comprises at least one circumferential undercut foreseen to interact in a mounted position with the circumferential protrusion of the circumferential recess. The tamper band comprises at least one notch foreseen to receive at least one pillar arranged in the circumferential recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CREANOVA UNIVERSAL CLOSURES LTD.
    Inventors: David Bevan, James Dimond
  • Patent number: 10912880
    Abstract: A pen needle outer cover (10) has a molded plastic distal cover (20), and a molded plastic proximal cover (22) in place of the conventional paper-foil label. The proximal cover (22) may be snap-fit over the opening of the distal cover (20). A user-separable section (26) with a finger pull tab (32) is defined by a reduced-thickness membrane (24), which functions as a tear line to allow that section (26) to at least partially separate from the proximal cover (22). A living hinge (27) may be provided to keep the user-separable section (26) from completely separating from the proximal cover (22). The finger pull tab (32) may be configured to enable re-covering of a pen needle (30) that is still within the outer cover (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Michael DiBiasi
  • Patent number: 10493478
    Abstract: A hand pump design that utilizes an actuator with a folding nozzle suitable for use in e-commerce is presented. The folding nozzle equipped pump actuator forms part of a hand pump assembly which incorporates a pump body assembly comprising upper and lower pump bodies and a sliding collar which controls the inlet of fluid to be dispensed into fluid passages in the pump assembly and subsequently into the pump actuator. The hand pump further includes upper and lower check balls to prevent back flowing of the fluid to be dispensed into the dispenser bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Armin Arminak
  • Patent number: 10349791
    Abstract: A toilet disinfecting assembly for disinfecting a toilet use and other hard surfaces in a bathroom includes a mount is removably coupled to a wall in a bathroom. A container containing a plurality of disinfecting wipes is provided and each of the disinfecting wipes is infused with a chemical disinfectant for disinfecting a hard surface. The container is positionable on the mount and each of the dispensing wipes is selectively removable from the container for wiping a toilet seat in the bathroom for disinfecting the toilet seat prior to use. A shell is provided and the shell is hingedly coupled to the mount. The shell is positionable in a closed position such that each of the shell and the mount forms a housing enclosing the container of disinfecting wipes. The shell is positionable in an open position to access the container of disinfecting wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Glenn Neasham
  • Patent number: 10287067
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a tamper-evident closure, comprising the steps of: forming a body having a base and a lid; and inserting a dispensing member and a tamper-evident member into the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Claude Benoit-Gonin, Jean-Yves Rognard
  • Patent number: 10112818
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing tap having a body and a closure assembly. The closure assembly having a stirrup, a closure member and a spring assembly attached to each of the stirrup and the closure member. The spring assembly having a first spring and a second spring on opposing sides of the closure member, the springs having a first end and a second end and a curved region therebetween, the first ends of the spring members being oblique to the closure axis of the closure member and the second ends of the spring members being oblique to the stirrup plane of the stirrup plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventor: Chris Murray
  • Patent number: 10105720
    Abstract: A tip for dispensing liquid for mounting on a container. A valve includes at least two elements that are mobile in relation to one another, each mobile element including a bearing zone against the other mobile element. One of the mobile elements bears anti-microbial material on or in the immediate proximity of a part of its bearing zone forming a blocking barrier and all surfaces of the dispensing tip in contact with the inside are free of anti-microbial material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Nemera La Verpillière S.A.S.
    Inventors: Thierry Decock, Guillaume Grevin, Xavier Julia, Gaëtan Painchaud, Thierry Rimlinger
  • Patent number: 10077149
    Abstract: Dispenser for dosing tablets or powders includes a container configured to hold the tablets or the powders. A dosing device is mounted to the container and being configured to allow the tablets or the powders to be dosed via an outlet. The dosing device includes a stator having an axis and a rotor that is connected to the stator and that can rotate about the axis of the stator. The rotor has a passage opening and a bottom portion that covers an upper portion of the stator. A cap is configured to at least cover the rotor. A first tamper-indicating device connects the cap to the stator. A second tamper-indicating device connects the stator to the container. A child-proof lock is utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: JOMA KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Josef Burger
  • Patent number: 9718074
    Abstract: A spray bottle cap comprising a base lid, a pressing head and a protective cap. An upper end of an inner wall of the base lid is provided with a first limit rib and a first guide groove penetrating the first limit rib. The pressing head connects to the upper end of the base lid, and comprises a outlet rob, a pressing handle and a connection portion, where the outlet rod is provided with an outer thread, the lower end of the connection portion is provided with a first limit flange and a protrusion portion, and the pressing handle is provided with an anti-reversion snap parent body; the first limit flange is arranged under the first limit rib, and the protrusion portion is up-down slidable along the first guide groove and is supportable on the upper end face of the base lid. The protection cap is a double-layer structure covering the outside of the outlet rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN BONA PHARMA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yunhua Deng, Huashun Xing
  • Patent number: 9181073
    Abstract: An improved coupling piece for the Click-and-Fix coupling of a disposable pressure container with a dispensing gun is provided, including an integrated cap and internal support legs for securing the position of the stem of the valve of the container when pressure increases inside the container, and which coupling piece may be produced as one single product using injection moulding. Further provided is an assembly of a container with the coupling piece, and a process for producing the coupling piece and the assembly. The coupling piece and/or the assembly may be further adapted for handheld use with a suitable handheld applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventors: Bart Vervoort, Peter Geboes, Marc Hermans
  • Patent number: 9101951
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispenser for dispensing liquid to pasty substances, with a pumping chamber and a dispensing tube (5), wherein, in order to close the dispensing tube (5), a closure part is moveable in the dispensing tube (5) between a closed position and a release position, and the dispenser has a dispenser part which is moveable in relation to a fixed dispenser part (2) during a pumping actuation. In order to design a dispensing tube which is moveable with respect to a fixed dispenser part during actuation of the dispenser in such a manner that continued advantageous actuation is possible along with advantageous production, it is proposed that the dispensing tube (5) is connected to the fixed dispenser part (2) via a predetermined breaking point (15). The invention also relates to a method for producing a dispenser by plastics injection molding, with a dispensing tube which is moveable relative to a fixed dispenser part during actuation of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Sabine Goettke
  • Patent number: 9102448
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure for a container is provided. The closure comprises a first portion including inner and outer parts, and a second portion. The outer part is movable relative to the inner part from a first position in which at least part of the first and second portions are adjacent each other, to a second position in which there is a gap therebetween. The first portion comprises locking means for irreversibly locking the closure in the second position upon first opening so that the gap cannot be closed. The outer part includes a top plate and at least part of the locking means is carried on or by the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Steven Andrew Skelton, Alexander Donald Meiklem McPherson, James Harrower
  • Patent number: 8950631
    Abstract: A fastener ring for mounting a dispenser member, such as a pump or a valve, on a neck of a reservoir so as to constitute a fluid dispenser, the ring having a reception device suitable for receiving, in stationary manner, the dispenser member; and a fastener suitable for coming into engagement with the neck. A rupture device is provided between the reception device and the fastener so as to separate the reception device from the fastener, in such a manner as to be able to remove the dispenser member from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventor: Yann Langlois
  • Patent number: 8944292
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser including, a fluid reservoir with a neck externally threaded and that internally defines an opening that communicates with the inside of the reservoir, the neck forming at least one helical thread; and a dispenser head that is mounted on the neck by a fastener member in engagement both with the threaded neck and with the dispenser member. The fastener member includes a ring, the ring forming: a reception mechanism for receiving the dispenser member; an annular ledge; and a skirt that is in engagement with the threaded neck. The ring includes a rupture mechanism between the ledge and the skirt so as to separate the ledge from the skirt by turning the ring on the threaded neck, in such a manner as to remove the dispenser member from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventor: Francis Moreau
  • Patent number: 8939302
    Abstract: A closure assembly comprises an article (1) forming a tubular neck (2) around a product passage (3) in said article. The neck forms a mouth at a top end of said product passage. The assembly further comprises a rotational cap (20) that is injection molded of plastic material and that is secured on or to be secured on said neck of the article. The cap seals the product passage in closed position of the cap on said neck, and the cap—for removal of the cap from the neck of the article by a user to open the product passage—is adapted to be manually rotated from the closed position in an opening direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: IPN IP B.V.
    Inventors: Laurens Last, Peter Jan Van Der Molen, Jeroen Gerrit Anton Gebbink
  • Publication number: 20140263454
    Abstract: An example system for installing a beverage ingredient into a beverage dispenser includes: a container for insertion of a carton containing a beverage ingredient into a beverage dispenser, the container including a base surface, and a front surface, a back surface, and two side surfaces extending from the base surface and defining a cavity sized to receive the carton; wherein the two side surfaces extend from the front surface at an angle and form a horizontal landing portion that extends to the back surface; and a carton positioned within the container and containing the beverage ingredient, the carton comprising a fitment extending from a carton surface, the fitment sized to allow fluid communication between the carton and the beverage dispenser, and the carton defining a tear away portion defining an angled surface extending from a front surface of the carton to a side surface of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Bryan Connerat, Mark Friedlein, Carlos J. Ayala-Diaz
  • Patent number: 8828920
    Abstract: A product for pre-treatment and laundering of fabric having a stained portion. The product comprising a pourable aqueous detergent composition and a dispensing cap. The cap can have a pour volume sized and dimensioned to provide for a unit dose of the detergent composition. A portion of the cap can be provided with surface irregularities for scrubbing a stain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nalini Chawla, Tom Patrick Collins, Michael David Sanders, Sherri Lynn Randall
  • Patent number: 8814004
    Abstract: A tamper evident, pull-out flexible spout for use in combination with a container lid wherein a cap can only be removed from the threaded end of the spout by lifting a pair of bail rings which are attached to the cap by way of a set of frangible connectors and thereafter pulling the spout out from the stored position at least part way toward the use position thereby to disengage lugs on an exterior surface of the cap from a pair of one-way stops on an interior surface of the spout ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Letica Corporation
    Inventors: Anton Letica, Randall J. Corbett, John R. Selina
  • Patent number: 8807361
    Abstract: The present invention directs a safe sealing cap for container, having a sealing cap body and at least a secure component, the secure component includes a curved part, a swinging support and a retaining plate, the swinging support is fixed on the outer wall of the sealing cap body, the back end of the curved part is fixed on the bottom side of the front end of the swinging support, the back end of the retaining plate is fixed on the inner wall of the back end of the curved part, and the front end of the retaining plate is extended towards the sealing cap body; the safe sealing cap further comprises at least two protection components, the protection components are connected to the sealing cap body respectively, and the protection components are successively arranged on the sealing cap body in the circumferential direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Shantou Hongqiao Packaging Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shize Luo
  • Patent number: 8701943
    Abstract: A piston pump assembly in which a piston-forming element to be received in a piston chamber of a piston chamber-forming member carries a removable stop flange member which may be secured to the piston chamber-forming member to provide a retention stop to prevent the piston-forming element from being removed from the piston chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc.
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones, Zhenchun (Tony) Shi
  • Publication number: 20140069955
    Abstract: A tamper evident, pull-out flexible spout for use in combination with a container lid wherein a cap can only be removed from the threaded end of the spout by lifting a pair of bail rings which are attached to the cap by way of a set of frangible connectors and thereafter pulling the spout out from the stored position at least part way toward the use position thereby to disengage lugs on an exterior surface of the cap from a pair of one-way stops on an interior surface of the spout ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: LETICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anton LETICA, Randall J. CORBETT, John R. SELINA
  • Patent number: 8651335
    Abstract: A tamper evident nozzle shield (100) may be configured to fit a pump or pump dispenser to protect a fluid path (12) in the dispenser from contamination or to prevent or visually indicate if a dispenser or pump dispenser has been tampered with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar, Inc.
    Inventor: Oscar Faneca Llesera
  • Patent number: 8622245
    Abstract: A double dispensing container including an outer container and an inner container, each container including a body and a head provided with a neck and a shoulder linking the neck to the body, the neck having a side wall and one or more dispensing orifices, the neck of the inner container being housed inside the neck of the outer container and having a section such that it provides one of more outflow passages for a pasty product A and, in combination with the inner surface of the outer container neck, one or more outflow passages for a pasty product B emerging onto a single or multiple orifice dispensing the product B. The inner neck is extended by a summit portion which is linked to the inner neck via a thin annular zone and which closes the single or multiple orifice dispensing product A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cebal S.A.S.
    Inventors: Herve Zakrzewski, Eric Kerman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130299516
    Abstract: A container having a container body that can have a circumference/perimeter variation along a vertical axis, a bottom surface, and a container opening having a top surface; an axially oriented shrink wrap sleeve covering a portion of the body of the container having a circumference variation and the container opening; the shrink wrap sleeve having a pair of generally vertical perforations descending from the shrink wrap top edge towards a circumferential perforation ring oriented below the container opening. The axially oriented shrink wrap sleeve covering a portion of the container body circumference variation has a greater or lesser circumference at at least one point between the perforation ring and the bottom edge of the shrink wrap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Glen A. Dupuis, Katherine Lucisano, Piaras Valdis de Cleir
  • Patent number: 8561846
    Abstract: Tap assembly configured to resist release of the tap when an internal vacuum is applied to the tap and to maintain aseptic conditions of fluid within an attached fluid container before first use of the tap. The tap assembly having an actuation member configured to cover at least a portion of a bore within a body; a cover configured to substantially enclose and abut a proximal portion of the actuation member to prevent actuation of the actuation member by engaging with the body; and a piercer element positioned on an end of the actuation member proximal to a sterility membrane sealed over the bore and including at least one projection to pierce the sterility membrane when the actuation member is actuated during first use of the tap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Hauner, Andrew N. Wrigley, Yeong Heng Koo
  • Patent number: 8544693
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a bottle (20) with a tamper-proof cap (21) with an outlet in the cap for dispensing the liquid from the bottle. The bottle is designed, in particular, for use in an inverted configuration, namely with the outlet lowermost in normal use, in a device for dispensing liquid soap or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Leonard Padain, Jacobus Simon Petrus Van Diepen
  • Patent number: 8544692
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a base station for a liquid dispensing apparatus. The base station includes a driver and a container support having a dispensing device, which includes a liquid duct leading from the container to an outlet. The device further includes a connector connected to the driver and detachably connectable to the dispensing device. In an embodiment, the container support is a holder, and the connector is movable towards the holder to connect to the dispensing device and away from the holder after disconnecting from the dispensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Christoph Rusch, Elmar Mock, Gary Cooper, Andre Klopfensteinh, Naomi Bitmead, James Peter Herrick, Amol Ashok Bhalerao, Randall L. Morrison, Bernard Guillemain
  • Patent number: 8528757
    Abstract: A cap is provided with a guarantee seal. The guarantee seal has guarantee portions which have an engagement portion and a connecting portion. The seal further has bridges for connecting adjacent guarantee portions to one another and a safety portion that makes the engagement portion integral with the handling portion. The safety portion is structurally suitable for keeping the engagement portion constrained in the broken seal configuration, for preventing the forming of dangerous spikes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Guala Pack S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luigi Bisio
  • Patent number: 8413832
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure (40) is provided for a container. In one particular embodiment, the closure (40) has a body (42) and a hinged lid (44), and has the following additional features as next described. A tamper-indicating tab (120) is connected to the lid (44) by a frangible junction (130). A pressing member (150) is connected to the closure body (42) for movement from an initial unactuated configuration and to an inwardly deformed, actuated configuration. A post (170) is provided on either the pressing member (150) or tab (120), and a slot (140) is defined in the other of the pressing member (150) and tab (120), wherein the slot (140) non-releasably receives the post (170) when the lid (44) is first closed. The closure body (42) also has an inwardly located retention wall (160) defining an aperture (164).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Mazurkiewicz, Charles E. Roberts, Kelly A. Smith, Albert D. Bailey, Jr., John Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 8408409
    Abstract: A bottle closure includes the unitarily-molded combination of: an internally-threaded sidewall; a tamper indicator ring; and a hinge connecting the ring to the sidewall. The hinge permits the ring to be shifted from an initial position to an installation position. The installation position is essentially coaxially aligned with the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Plastek Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex S. Szekely
  • Patent number: 8397927
    Abstract: The break-open valve (1) for a container (21) comprises a break-away element (4) which can be twisted off by turning an activator (3). The valve (1) can be used for hermetically sealing a container (21) until its first opening and also for making it tamper-evident. The activator (3) is rotatably affixed to the valve head (2). The activator (3) comprises an inserted disk (16) with at least one opening (10) and a socket (5) which engages the break-away element (4). The activator (3) further comprises a membrane (17) which protects the contents within the activator (3) from contaminants entering through spout (18). The valve (1) has the advantage that it is cost efficient in its production, that it is easy to use and that it is suitable for dispensing sterile contents in more than one dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Laboratoires Thea
    Inventor: Daniel Krebs
  • Patent number: 8381925
    Abstract: A dispensing closure and label system provides a clear indication of prior opening directly at the point of application of force to open the closure. The dispensing closure includes a closure body, a living hinge and a lid. The lid includes a downwardly depending sidewall that has a thumb tab that extends down beyond the parting line of the lid and the closure body. A label wraps around the skirt and container neck. The label overlaps that portion of the thumb tab that extends below the parting line of the lid and body. When the thumb tub is lifted to open the container, the paper label is ripped in the area of the thumb tab to evidence opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: MWV Slatersville, LLC
    Inventors: Clifford W. Skillin, Richard A. Tarozzi
  • Patent number: 8336739
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device having a fluid dispenser member, the fluid dispenser member fastened by a fastener ring (30) on a reservoir (1). An actuator head (20) is mounted on the dispenser member and is movable so as to actuate the dispenser member. A removable blocking element (40), in its blocking position, prevents the dispenser member from being actuated. At least one breakable element (50) is secured to the blocking element so as to indicate first use. The blocking element is assembled around the fastener ring (30), between the head (20) and the reservoir (1), and, in its blocking position, co-operates with the actuator head and the reservoir so as to prevent the actuator head from moving axially relative to the reservoir. The breakable element (50) surrounds the blocking element (40), at least in part, before first use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventor: Antonio Margheritis
  • Patent number: 8308031
    Abstract: A container having a receptacle and a cover is disclosed. The receptacle includes a generally rectangular base portion, a continuous sidewall portion, and a collar. The sidewall portion includes a lower end and an upper end. The lower end of the sidewall portion is coupled to the base portion and the upper end defines an opening. The collar extends around the sidewall portion proximate the upper end. The cover is coupled to the receptacle and includes a top portion, a skirt, a flap, and a tear strip. The skirt extends downwardly from the periphery of the top portion. The flap is hingeably coupled to the top portion proximate a corner of the closure and is moveable between an open position in which access is provided to the opening in the receptacle and a closed position in which the opening in the receptacle is closed. The flap includes a closing apparatus to releasably retain the flap in the closed position. The tear strip is removable and is coupled to the flap and the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve, Gary Swetish, Michael Phillips
  • Publication number: 20120279966
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure (40) is provided for a container. In one particular embodiment, the closure (40) has a body (42) and a hinged lid (44), and has the following additional features as next described. A tamper-indicating tab (120) is connected to the lid (44) by a frangible junction (130). A pressing member (150) is connected to the closure body (42) for movement from an initial unactuated configuration and to an inwardly deformed, actuated configuration. A post (170) is provided on either the pressing member (150) or tab (120), and a slot (140) is defined in the other of the pressing member (150) and tab (120), wherein the slot (140) non-releasably receives the post (170) when the lid (44) is first closed. The closure body (42) also has an inwardly located retention wall (160) defining an aperture (164).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy M. Mazurkiewicz, Charles E. Roberts, Kelly A. Smith, Albert D. Bailey, JR., John Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 8272543
    Abstract: Present invention provides a combination of one-piece full flow cap valve and improved neck finish of a fluid bottle. The one-piece full flow cap valve is constructed of a single injection molded piece, capable of discharging fluid at full flow capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Ue-Ming Yang
  • Publication number: 20120223103
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser including, a fluid reservoir with a neck externally threaded and that internally defines an opening that communicates with the inside of the reservoir, the neck forming at least one helical thread; and a dispenser head that is mounted on the neck by a fastener member in engagement both with the threaded neck and with the dispenser member. The fastener member includes a ring, the ring forming: a reception mechanism for receiving the dispenser member; an annular ledge; and a skirt that is in engagement with the threaded neck. The ring includes a rupture mechanism between the ledge and the skirt so as to separate the ledge from the skirt by turning the ring on the threaded neck, in such a manner as to remove the dispenser member from the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: VALOIS SAS
    Inventor: Francis Moreau
  • Patent number: 8240935
    Abstract: A method of producing a dispenser for a viscous substance comprising forming a barrel having a top surface with plurality of apertures at one end, directly molding a thermoplastic seal unit onto said top surface, said thermoplastic flowing into said plurality of apertures during molding to form a seal unit having a substantially planar section and a plurality of depending projections. The seal unit can be removable and usually not replaceable after each use of the dispenser. The seal unit can have pull tabs for the easy removal of the seal unit. This seal unit provides a positive seal for the lotion or gel substance that is to be dispensed from the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Andrew Yuhas
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120168464
    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: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shingo Koyama
  • 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: 8162178
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing device, in at least one embodiment containing medication typically have a shelf life and separately an expiration date after first being opened, as this exposure created by opening or sing the container for the first time raises the chance of contamination dramatically. A time indicator is situated so that as the container is opened for the first time, a timer displays the expiration date and time of the container. The time indicator can not be reset once it is triggered. In one embodiment, the indicator is triggered as the container is actuated by a rotational movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Valois SAS
    Inventor: Jean-Jacques Ligny
  • Publication number: 20120067922
    Abstract: A closure comprises a base and a lid. The base comprises a spout portion. The lid comprises a cover portion and a ring portion securable around the spout portion. The cover portion of the lid is hingedly connected to the ring portion and is moveable between a closed position and an open position, in which the spout portion is substantially unobstructed by the cover portion. The ring portion and the spout portion comprise locking means, operable to prevent separation of the ring portion from the spout portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Claude Benoit-Gonin
  • Patent number: 8104643
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device having: a fluid dispenser member such as a manually-actuated pump or valve, the fluid dispenser member being fastened by a fastener ring on a reservoir; an actuator head that is mounted on the dispenser member, and that is movable so as to actuate the dispenser member; and a removable blocking element that, in its blocking position, prevents the dispenser member from being actuated. The blocking element is assembled to the actuator head and co-operates with the fastener ring, or with an element that is secured thereto, through at least one opening that is provided in the actuator head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Valois SAS
    Inventor: Samuel Pruvot
  • Patent number: 8057118
    Abstract: A dispenser has a barrel which is closed at one end by a base and has a plurality of apertures at the other end through which a viscous material such as a gel or lotion is dispensed. In one aspect, the invention can be a dispenser for a viscous substance comprising: a barrel having a base at a first end and an upper wall area having a plurality of apertures at a second end; a seal unit having a bottom surface with a plurality of projections depending from the bottom surface; and the seal unit positioned so that the bottom surface of the seal unit is in contact with the upper wall area of the barrel and the plurality of projections enter into the plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Andrew Yuhas
  • Patent number: 8033427
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a coupling arrangement for coupling a withdrawal arrangement (4) to a package (1) with liquid or essentially liquid contents (3), which withdrawal arrangement (4) is intended for the removal of the contents (3) from the package (1). The coupling arrangement (5) comprises not only an inner coupling device (9) that is arranged within the package (1) but also an outer coupling device (12) that is arranged on the withdrawal arrangement (4). The outer coupling device (12) comprises a tube section (14) with which the unbroken part (11) of the wall of the package (1) can be broken and that can be introduced into the hole (15) in the outer part (10) of the inner coupling device (9) in order to be coupled to this such that the contents (3) in the package (1) can be withdrawn through the tube section (14). At least one protruding part (16) is arranged on the outer coupling device (12). At least one space (17) is arranged in the outer part (10) of the inner coupling device (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Asept International AB
    Inventor: Sten Drennow