Axial Sationary Closure Plug Patents (Class 222/521)
  • Patent number: 11540612
    Abstract: A cosmetic package for dispensing and applying a fluid product, the cosmetic package comprises a container for accommodating the fluid product and an applicator head coupled to the container. The applicator head comprises a plurality of ball members, an upper plate, a lower plate, and a connector. The lower plate supports the plurality of the ball members on an upper surface thereof. The upper plate covers the lower plate such that a part of the plurality of ball members is exposed to the outside through a plurality of openings of the upper plate. A duct of the upper plate extends through the lower plate and connects to an internal duct of the connector so that the fluid product can move from the internal duct of the connector to the upper plate and can be dispensed through a dispensing orifice formed in the upper plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: APR Beauty Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Min-Yan Zheng, Feng-Ying Fu, Jun Shen
  • Patent number: 11465824
    Abstract: A dispenser cap includes a threaded top to mount to a container having a product stored therein, the threaded top having a CAM positioned within an interior; a base engaged with the threaded top; a transfer chamber positioned within an interior of the base and having an opening extending therein, the transfer chamber having a predetermined volume; a baffle ring engaged with the threaded top, the baffle ring having one or more openings to open and close between the threaded top and the transfer chamber such that the product can flow therethrough; and a plunger extending into the base and having an opposing CAM engaged with the CAM such that interaction cause opening and closing of the transfer chamber; rotation of the base relative to the threaded top causes the plunger to extend and contract such that product is loaded into the transfer chamber and dispensed from the transfer chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Daniel Joseph Aplington
  • Patent number: 11452672
    Abstract: A package that is configured to store and dispense fluids. The package includes a container and a dosing dispenser for closing an opening to the container. The dosing dispenser includes a body portion having a syringe receiver that is configured to receive a syringe to remove fluid from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Berry Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Gift, Michael M. Makhlouf, Jacob B. Robison, Brian Martin, John A. Vassallo
  • Patent number: 11179008
    Abstract: The invention includes manually operated portable multi-functional herb grinding and vertically dispensing means. The said means is a portable herb grinding device, with storage for raw unused and finished ground dried herbs, that allows grinding and precision vertical dispensing of dried herbs. The said herb grinding device comprising of a manually operated mating grinding rotor and stator, the first of which includes raw material storage and the second part, which removably connects to the said first part, has an integrated storage chamber and precision dispenser. The said first part rotates during the grinding operation and accommodates storage of unused herbs. The said second part is stationary during the grinding operation and accommodates the storage and vertical precision dispensing of the ground product. The dispensing mechanism on the end which can be opened allowing the user to vertically dispense the ground herb in a precise manner or closed for storage or transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron Wiener, Steven Hoffmann, William Seitter
  • Patent number: 11053067
    Abstract: A discharging nozzle mounted to an aerosol container in which the foamable contents are filled is provided with an inner passage extending in an axial direction of the discharging nozzle, a closing part which closes a top end of the inner passage, and an opening part which opens in a side of the inner passage. Further, an opening inner peripheral surface configuring an opening part is provided with a pair of side surfaces which controls a discharging direction of the foamable contents discharged outside through the opening part from the inner passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: DAIZO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shu Kashine, Tomoyuki Takahashi, Erika Matsuho, Kazuhiro Matsui
  • Patent number: 11053056
    Abstract: Glue bottle anti-clog caps are provided. The anti-clog cap has a body with a mounting section for attaching the body to a glue bottle. The body of the anti-clog cap has a dispensing section that includes a central lumen extending from the second mounting end. The body of the anti-clog cap also has a tip section with a support rib protruding from an outlet of the dispensing section. The tip has a tip plug protruding from the support rib. The anti-clog cap has a nozzle that mates to the body and a tip orifice aligned with the tip plug of the body. The tip section is configured to allow the free flow of glue through the cap. The nozzle can rotate between an open and closed position. In the closed position the tip plug can extend into the tip orifice thereby preventing the flow of glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sanford, L.P.
    Inventors: Craig P. E. Davidson, Ryan Heiser, Joseph Wayne Kreft, Patrick Kevin Shields
  • Patent number: 11034489
    Abstract: Presented is a spill proof pull-push type lid assembly for a beverage bottle. The lid assembly includes an inner core member, an outer core member, and other associated components configured thereon. In operation, the outer core member is configured to slide over the inner core member in a restrictive manner from a first position to a second position or vice versa to seal or open a beverage passageway from the beverage bottle to the lid, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Justin Schmidt, Carl Jarecki
  • Patent number: 10562755
    Abstract: A system and method for dispensing fluids is introduced. A preferred embodiment comprises a sealed tank, a bag containing fluid inside the sealed tank, an outlet for dispensing the liquid in the bag, and a pressure generating device to create pressure in the sealed tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: fairlife, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Peter Doelman, Vincent A. Baxter
  • Patent number: 10214309
    Abstract: A plastic tube designed for pressing out a liquid to pasty mass has a discharge opening, a supply space designed to be compressed, and a tube neck, which connects the supply space to the discharge opening, wherein a mass line having a line cross-section through which mass can flow extends through the tube neck, which cannot be used to press out the mass by means of a manual force of a user. The tube neck is designed, with regard to a free space that can be filled with mass as mass is pressed out, in such a way that a volume of the mass located in the tube neck during the pressing out corresponds to a third or less of a volume that is given by the dimensions of the tube neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Sabine Goettke
  • Patent number: 9284106
    Abstract: A fitment has an axis and a registration feature. The fitment is sealed within a bottle neck in a position in which the registration feature has a predetermined orientation to the bottle neck rotationally about the axis. Preferably, the fitment has a screw thread defining a limit of rotation for a bottle cap to be screwed onto the fitment. The registration feature has a predetermined orientation to the screw thread rotationally about the axis, whereby the limit of rotation also has a predetermined orientation to the bottle neck rotationally about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Smart Bottle, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Wilkes
  • Patent number: 9272825
    Abstract: An “anti-drip” cap for a deformable bottle including a base, connecting with the bottle, covered by a cover, including an outlet opening, the cap being movable between a sealing and locking configuration corresponding to a first angular position and a low vertical position of the cover, an intermediate configuration for venting the cap by an escape element corresponding to a second angular position and the low vertical position of the cover, and a dispensing configuration of the cap corresponding to the second angular position and a high vertical position of the cover in which the outlet opening is released, the cap passing from the intermediate configuration to the dispensing configuration once the cover is moved by the pressure of a product supplying the base, and returning to the intermediate configuration when the cover is returned under the effect of an elastic return element interposed between the cover and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: MAITRISE & INNOVATION
    Inventor: Daniel De Rosa
  • Publication number: 20140231468
    Abstract: The telescoping spout includes a base through which a flexible tube extends and a sleeve fixed to the distal end of the tube. The sleeve is frictionally received on the base and is moveable to a position remote from the base to extend the tube. The sleeve has an open end with a protrusion. A cap with a small aperture in its top surface is received on the sleeve. The cap is rotatable from a position where the sleeve protrusion seals the cap aperture to prevent all liquid flow to a position where the liquid flow rate through the spout is controlled by the location of the sleeve protrusion relative to the cap aperture. Flow rate control by rotating the cap can take place regardless of the extension of the tube. Removal of the cap permits liquid flow at the maximum flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: WD-40 MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Patrick J. WADE, Brandy LAMB
  • Patent number: 8794490
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing device including a sealing component which can take up a liquid release position and a liquid blocking position. The liquid dispensing device also includes a surface for immobilising the sealing component in its blocking position, configured to prevent the sealing component from taking up its liquid release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Rexam Healthcare la Verpilliere
    Inventors: Gaetan Painchaud, Guillaume Grevin, Xavier Julia, Sylvain Lanzi
  • Patent number: 8613378
    Abstract: A device for dispensing fluid substances, preferably creams, including a container with which a cap is associated formed from an inner body seal inserted into the mouth and an outer body superposed on the inner body. The outer body presenting elements for its coupling to the container which enable it to undergo axial translation relative to the inner body, from which an elongated appendix projects presenting apertures for dispensing the product. The cap is operable between a closed position and a dispensing position. The container is provided with at least one abutment adapted to oppose a counter-abutment provided on the inner body to prevent the inner body from rotating relative to the container to define the dispensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Lumson S.p.A.
    Inventor: Matteo Moretti
  • Publication number: 20130270306
    Abstract: Valve closure for bottles, comprising a valve portion to be fitted on a bottle neck and having a valve stopper and devices for sealed fixing on the bottle neck, an axially movable outer valve portion comprising a head plate, a valve opening for engagement with the valve stopper and a female thread screw cap connected to the head plate, the thread having a nominal radius r in engagement with a male screw thread of a connecting portion connected to the valve stopper. To permit easy opening of the closure with one hand, the screw cap is fixedly connected to an actuating lever extending radially outwardly from the screw cap so that the lever radius R defined by the radially outer end of the actuating lever has a spacing relative to the axis of the screw cap, which is more than 120% than the nominal radius r of the female screw thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: BERICAP GMBH & CO., KG
    Inventor: Günter Krautkrämer
  • Patent number: 8479943
    Abstract: A sheet-material piercer (1) for a container closure (2) of the push-pull type is of essentially rotationally symmetrical design and can be inserted into the container closure (2) in the direction of the axis of rotation of symmetry (R) such that it can be displaced axially independently of the push-pull part of the container closure (2). The sheet-material piercer (1) is in one piece and has at least one sealing formation (16, 17, 18) which is likewise of rotationally symmetrical design and is arranged between an actuating end (13) and a piercing end (14). The sealing formation (16, 17, 18) is designed for sealing and latching contact with the container closure (2). Also proposed is a container closure (2) for a container (3) with a so-called push-pull closure and such a sheet-material piercer (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: René Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 8453834
    Abstract: A device for mixture of substances, whether in the form of a fixed or removable cap or in the form of emersion within a container, utilizing individual internal substance compartments, controlled by an external actuation mechanism. The system actuation mechanism can be placed in a locked position for storage, shipping or to ensure integrity of solutions. Multiple compartments may be utilized, as well as multiple compartments within an individual container to produce multiple mixtures. A further embodiment encompassing a pivotal actuator and removably attached mixing mechanisms is also illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Granite State Product Development LLC
    Inventor: John Porter
  • Patent number: 8453833
    Abstract: A device for mixture of substances, whether in the form of a fixed or removable cap or in the form of emersion within a container, utilizing individual internal substance compartments, controlled by an external actuation mechanism. The system actuation mechanism can be placed in a locked position for storage, shipping or to ensure integrity of solutions. Multiple compartments may be utilized, as well as multiple compartments within an individual container to produce multiple mixtures. A further embodiment encompassing a pivotal actuator and removably attached mixing mechanisms is also illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Granite State Product Development LLC
    Inventor: John Porter
  • Patent number: 8454567
    Abstract: Multi-conduit connector apparatuses for use in negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) apparatuses to wound dressing, and methods for installing multi-conduit connector apparatuses in NPWT apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Alexander Long, Aidan Marcus Tout, Larry Tab Randolph, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 8448827
    Abstract: An embodiment of a nozzle comprising a nozzle adapter, a nozzle tip, and a plunger is provided. The nozzle adapter comprises an inner and outer surface, the inner surface having a helical groove, and a top end rotatably coupled to the nozzle adapter inner surface. The plunger comprises an outer surface, a top end, and a lower end that mates with the nozzle tip inner surface. At least one projection is along the body outer surface between the top end and the lower end keyed to fit within the helical groove of the nozzle tip, wherein the plunger and the nozzle tip are configured so that rotational motion of the nozzle tip causes axial motion of the plunger relative to the nozzle adapter without appreciable axial motion of the nozzle tip relative to the nozzle adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Fair Oaks Farms Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Peter Doelman, Vincent A. Baxter
  • Patent number: 8408432
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispensing closure for a container, said dispensing closure comprising: a base (200) and mounting means (200) on said base for mounting said base to a container at an opening of the container, said base also constituting an outer side-wall (240) of said closure; a dispensing element (100) having a dispensing channel (160) and a discharge opening (164) said dispensing element being movable between a closed position and an open position; said dispensing element comprising at least one operational control element (142), at least partially extending into at least one opening (242) in said outer side wall of said base to be accessible by a user in order to move said dispensing element between said closed and said open position; said dispensing closure being arranged such that said discharge opening is closed by said outer sidewall of said base, when said dispensing element is in its closed position, and/or such that said dispensing channel is closed by a shut-off element (260) of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Aptar Freyung GmbH
    Inventors: Sarah Delamare, Daniel Gotsmich, Alexander Stifter, Franz Lenz
  • Patent number: 8376186
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device has a container filled with two concentric squeezeable tubes that has two concentric threaded outlets. The two threaded outlets are secured to an internal cap that has fluid passages for both outlets and external threaded sections for engaging the inner shell and an outer shell. The internal cap also has two barrier members on its outer walls that engage with the inner shell's sliders that releasably engage the inner shell in its open or closed positions. The inner shell threadingly engages a conduit unit that when lowered closes the fluid passages with projecting stubs and when raised opens those passages to allow dispensation from the container. The external cap has internal splines that engages the internal cap's external grooves. When the external cap is removed, the internal cap is rotated which in turn rotates and raises the conduit unit which opens the valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Yonyu Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teng-Huei Wang
  • Patent number: 8220671
    Abstract: An apparatus according to the present invention provides a fluid pour spout including a plunger having a variable position for controlling the flow of fluid therethrough. Also provided is a fluid container having a fluid pour spout including a plunger having a variable position for controlling the flow of fluid therethrough, the spout being at least partially integrally formed with the container or removably coupled thereto. A further apparatus according to the present invention is a lid including a fluid pour spout including a plunger having a variable position for controlling the flow of fluid therethrough, the lid being removably coupleable to a fluid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Trico Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Gundrum, Nicholas Scherer
  • Publication number: 20120160882
    Abstract: A device for dispensing fluid substances, preferably creams, including a container with which a cap is associated formed from an inner body seal inserted into the mouth and an outer body superposed on the inner body. The outer body presenting elements for its coupling to the container which enable it to undergo axial translation relative to the inner body, from which an elongated appendix projects presenting apertures for dispensing the product. The cap is operable between a closed position and a dispensing position. The container is provided with at least one abutment adapted to oppose a counter-abutment provided on the inner body to prevent the inner body from rotating relative to the container to define the dispensing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Lumson S.p.A.
    Inventor: Matteo MORETTI
  • Patent number: 8205762
    Abstract: Disclosed is a safety cap assembly and corresponding container. The container may feature recessed projections which have notches and the cap may feature a flexor and lugs wherein the lugs interact with the notches under a force from the flexor to prevent removal of the cap by pulling or twisting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Craig Carroll
  • Publication number: 20120061421
    Abstract: A dispenser for a bottle that is adapted to contain a consumable beverage. The dispenser may be reusable to facilitate easy use and last minute selection of flavoring component for a consumable beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: COOL GEAR INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Donna Roth, Henry Roth, Marco Wo
  • Publication number: 20110266312
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stopper, provided with an obstructor for a can. Said stopper comprises a cap provided with a central opening and an annular skirt, and an annular shaft extending around the opening, in addition to a capsule which is detachably fixed, by means of a tear element, to a free edge of the shaft opposite the opening. The tear element joining the shaft to the capsule is placed in an entrance area at an angle in the free edge of the shaft. At least one sealing lip is disposed on the inner surface of the shaft, and the cap, skirt and capsule of the stopper are moulded in a single piece without any welding or the addition of another component or detachable part. The invention also relates to a method for the production of said stopper by offset injection in a region which is outside the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Tetra Laval Holding & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Gérard Perrin, Henri Pionchon
  • Patent number: 7926684
    Abstract: A pressurized container (1) for a viscous product, comprising a container body (2) with an opening (9), a piston (3), a dispensing closure (4) attached to the container body opening (9) which comprises closure walls, at least one dispensing aperture (13), at least one closing element (14) that is movable relative to the closure walls between a closed position and an open position, the container (1) further comprising a spring element (15) disposed between said closing element (14) and said closure walls, so as to naturally force the closing element (14) in a position where it closes said aperture (13), wherein the closure walls define a channel (16) with at least one lateral dispensing aperture (13) remote from the container body opening (9), said closing element (14) having the shape of a ring that seals around and is movable relative to the channel (16), by translation along, or by rotation around, an axis which is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the channel (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Christophe Jean-Marie Yves Charlier, Bruno Sadi Henri Delande, Jean-Francois Andre Alme Launay, Pierre Henri Lebrand
  • Publication number: 20110049195
    Abstract: A dispensing closure assembly for a drink container. The assembly has an occludable nozzle able to close a dispensing path way when the nozzle is in one condition relative to an occlusion providing member of the assembly, and to open a dispensing pathway when the nozzle is in a second condition relative to the occlusion providing member. The nozzle is movable from the raised non occluded open and dispensing condition to the lowered occluded non-dispensing closed condition against a bias. The nozzle is releasably latchable in the closed condition. The release involves a rotation of one part of the assembly relative to another to allow axial movement of the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Allin Nicholas Russell, James Richard Manley, Brendan Jon Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20110006077
    Abstract: A two piece dispensing system for viscous fluids includes a valve body and a valve cap. The valve body threadingly engages the factory nozzle of the viscous fluid tube/cartridge. The hollow valve body and valve cap are slidably engaged via rotational engagement to allow the discharge of fluid or to seal the container. The valve body has two groves with a circumferential scraping edge to collect the fluid, prevent unwanted ejection of the fluid from the tube, and help seal the tube's contents from the atmosphere. The dispensing system is matingly conformed so as to utilize a triple atmospheric seal when closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Gary Stein Peterson
  • Patent number: 7832600
    Abstract: In another aspect the invention is a (drink bottle or container) closure assembly as a unit having an occlusion region providing first component, the first component being adapted for a closing engagement with a complementary bottle or container, and having a liquid passageway to be open from the bottle or container to an outlet below at least part of the occlusion region, as a second component, a spout or top with a dispensing outlet capable of being occluded by the occlusion region to provide a substantially liquid tight-environment from an engaged liquid bearing bottle or container unless the second component rises from its dispensing outlet occluding condition, and a third component, rotation of which controls the rise and fall of the second component relative to the occlusion region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Sistema Plastics Limited
    Inventor: Brendan Jon Lindsay
  • Patent number: 7828166
    Abstract: A dispenser closure is provided having an upper wall portion with at least one opening therein and having a thread depending from an inner annular surface thereof. A lower wall portion of the closure has at least two lugs depending from a lower inner annular surface thereof having a configuration and size to cooperate with at least one stop lock depending from a container neck and at least one of the cooperating closure lugs does not cooperate with the cooperating stop lock when the lower wall portion is deformed by a squeezing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Rexam Closures and Containers Inc.
    Inventor: William Douglas Sprick
  • Patent number: 7806303
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a sealable pour spout. The pour spout provides a conduit which allows liquid to leave a bottle and a vent which allows air to enter the bottle and replace the liquid. A cap moves vertically along the conduit which provides fluid communication with the interior of the bottle. When the cap is moved upward, the spout opens. A through hole in the side of the cap also allows fluid communication with the interior of the bottle. When the cap is depressed, a stopper occludes the pour hole and closes the spout. The vent is occluded, in the closed position, by the interior surface of the cap. Therefore, the interior of the bottle is completely sealed when the spout is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Mark Hastings
  • Publication number: 20100200618
    Abstract: In order to manufacture a closure having an improved seal and lower degree of wear at more reasonable cost, a closure is proposed, the closure comprising an upper part (5), a lower part (4) and a conveying sleeve (6) with a sealing pin (65). On the lower part (4) there are two concentric, upwardly directed annular walls (48) which interact under prestress with two corresponding, concentrically downwardly directed annular walls (500) on the upper part (5), which annular walls are directed downwards. The lower part (4) and the conveying sleeve (6) can be manufactured integrally via predetermined breaking point bridges (600), thus making it possible to obtain a cost-saving method of assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: KISLING AG
    Inventor: Werner F. Dubach
  • Patent number: 7753087
    Abstract: A product dispensing system includes a receptacle for storing a product, a fill column, and a refill dispenser. The fill column is in fluid communication with the receptacle and is configured for selective and alternative securement to a housing and the refill dispenser. The refill dispenser includes a container configured to transfer a product and a cap assembly extending adjacent to the container. The cap assembly has a fill position. Upon rotation of the cap assembly about the fill column, the cap assembly is moved into the fill position so that the product from the container can be transferred to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Kutol Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Rhodenbaugh, Terry M. Birchler, Mark C. Eyman, Kristen K. Hedstrom
  • Patent number: 7748580
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser head for associating with a fluid reservoir (1), the head having: a stationary base (2) formed by, or for mounting on, the reservoir; a rotary actuator element (3) mounted in rotary manner on the base (2) so as to turn about an axis of rotation between two extreme abutment positions; and a dispenser orifice (30) that can be closed selectively by turning the element on the base. The two extreme abutment positions define two open positions of the dispenser orifice separated by at least one position in which the dispenser orifice is closed. The dispenser orifice (30) is situated on the axis of rotation of the element on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Seaquist General Plastics
    Inventors: Frédéric Berthelin, Erwan Delisle, Luc Uytterhaeghe, Alain Huet, Serge Lebalc'h, Chi-Hung Vo
  • Publication number: 20100108724
    Abstract: The present invention provides a twist open/twist close closure for a container wherein the finger of the hand that holds the container can open or close the twist open/twist close closure. The configuration of the twist open/twist close closure also permits the user a clear view of where the product in the container can be applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Gilbert Buchalter
  • Patent number: 7677421
    Abstract: In another aspect the invention is a (drink bottle or container) closure assembly as a unit having an occlusion region providing first component, the first component being adapted for a closing engagement with a complementary bottle or container, and having a liquid passageway to be open from the bottle or container to an outlet below at least part of the occlusion region, as a second component, a spout or top with a dispensing outlet capable of being occluded by the occlusion region to provide a substantially liquid tight environment from an engaged liquid bearing bottle or container unless the second component rises from its dispensing outlet occluding condition, and a third component, rotation of which controls the rise and fall of the second component relative to said occlusion region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Sistema Plastics Limited
    Inventor: Brendan Jon Lindsay
  • Patent number: 7665637
    Abstract: A closure (5) suitable for mounting onto a container (80). A closure comprises a main closure (10) having a top portion (11) that has an aperture (32) therethrough and a skirt (12) depending downwardly from the top portion (11) that is attachable to the container. A sealing rib (16) extends inwardly from the inner surface of the main closure (10) and is adapted to form a seal with the end portion of the container (80). A spout (33) extends upwardly from the top portion (11) and defines a bore that is in fluid communication with the aperture (32) in the top portion (11). A plug (36) having radially outer surface is mounted to the spout (33). The closure further comprises a top cap (50) that is mountable to the spout and is relatively movable between a first position where the plug (36) seals an opening in the top cap (5) and at least a second position where the plug (36) is withdrawn from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Rexam Closures and Packaging Services (UK) Limited
    Inventor: David Edward Foster
  • Patent number: 7648051
    Abstract: The dispensing closure is provided having a stopping mechanism that limits the rotation of the closure and generally prevents removal of the closure from the container. The dispensing closure includes a cap body, fitment, and container finish. The cap body has a double shell design, which includes at least one drop lug reverse tapered from the inner shell. When the cap body is rotated about the container finish, the reverse tapered drop lug engages at least one lug stop located on the container finish so as to limit the rotation, thereby preventing removal of the cap body from the container finish. The reverse taper of the drop lug maximizes the abutment surface and stability of the drop lug when engaging the corresponding lug stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Rexam Closures and Containers Inc.
    Inventors: Gary V. Montgomery, Christopher B. Clodfelter, William D. Sprick
  • Patent number: 7641065
    Abstract: A canteen is composed of a main body, a cover, a control unit, a valve and an annular blocker. The cover is engaged with the main body, having a jointing tube protruding into the main body and two notches cut in the jointing tube. The control unit is fixed on the cover, having a jointing portion, two grooves formed in the jointing portion and reversely shaped to correspond to the notches of the cover, and a sucker bored with an outlet. The valve is installed in the control unit, having a bar to correspond to the outlet, and a guiding rod transversely extended out from its bottom to extend through the grooves and the notches of the cover. When rotating the control unit, the valve is moved up and down to be separated from or to clog the outlet, convenient for using and preventing the suction portion from contaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventor: Ching Yueh Wang Wu
  • Publication number: 20090194567
    Abstract: A press-out device for plastic substances comprises a cartridge (10) including a cylindrical container (11) in which a piston (35) can be displaced for pressing a substance, e.g. a sealing substance or adhesive substance, out of a discharge connector (14). The cartridge (10) is provided with an application nozzle (25) for use in extension of the discharge connector (14). The application nozzle (25) belongs to a reclosable closure assembly. The application nozzle (25) further comprises a hood (27) being movable relative to a nozzle body (26) and having a closure orifice. The closure orifice is followed by a discharge channel (51) delimited by straight side walls. The invention makes it possible to open the cartridge (10) without the need for a tool and to adjust and close the application nozzle (25) without the need for a tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: Fischbach KG Kunststoff-Technik
    Inventor: Achim Helmenstein
  • Patent number: 7516874
    Abstract: A one-way valve device comprises a valve seat arranged in the neck of a container that extends transversely across the interior of the neck and defines a plurality of passage openings. A pin-like projection is formed on the valve seat and extends axially to the exit opening. An elastic seal is held on the valve seat and comprises a sleeve-like section which surrounds the projection of the valve seat with the exception of its end section which rests on the end section of the projection. Applying pressure to the contents of the container axially displaces the sleeve-like part of the seal relative to the pin-like projection, so that the contents of the container can exit. In the closed position, an annular projection of an outer cap firmly presses the sleeve-like section of the seal against the projection of the valve seat, so that no container contents can exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Gaplast GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Kneer
  • Patent number: 7490742
    Abstract: A perfume spray head structure generally comprises a main body, a spray nozzle, a gas guide device, and a gas supply tube, wherein the spray nozzle, the gas guide device, and the gas supply tube are pre-assembled together and then coupled with the main body. By the use of the pre-assembled structure, the assembly process can be performed conveniently and the occurrence of displacement can be avoided. In addition, the spray head has gaps formed thereon for passage of gas and perfume liquid. The perfume liquid is sprayed out via the gaps so as to form uniform perfume mists. The perfume spray head structure of the present invention can avoid the occurrence of non-uniform spray mists, which is caused by the displacement of the spray channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Ing Wen Precision Ent. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuan-Wen Yu
  • Publication number: 20080302836
    Abstract: A multi-part plastic closure that accommodates an increased inner pressure in the receptacle on which the closure is attached, while avoiding deformations which compromise the tightness or sealing of the closure. The corresponding multi-part plastic closure includes a lower part having a first region with a lateral surface, with an inner thread for screwing onto a receptacle, and which is closed to the top by a pour-out mouth or spout. The pour-out mouth or spout includes a top surface or covering area which is reduced as an annular sealing surface and is reinforced by stiffening. A centric pour-out opening or central spout is provided with a sealing, and a sealing plug or peg which is integrally formed or molded on the lower side or bottom face of a screw cap capable of being put on, moves into the central pour-out opening or spout. One or more drinking openings are molded or formed in the region of the lateral wall of the screw cap and the sealing plug or peg in the top surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Lorenz Mathis
  • Publication number: 20080124432
    Abstract: A closure for a container having an opening includes a base cap and an overcap that form a chamber adjacent the opening which is sealed from the contents of the container by a frangible membrane having an inclined line of weakness and by a hinge member having a pocket extending downward adjacent lower and upper terminuses of the line of weakness. The overcap includes a cutting member received within the pocket that severs the line of weakness upon substantial rotation of the overcap with respect to the base cap. A pushing member may cooperate with a cam member to deflect open the membrane upon severance. The pocket may include a stop for the cutting member. The base cap may include a cylindrical structure having an upwardly inwardly projection member to form a seal with an thickened upper portion of the overcap skirt to protect against penetration into the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: PORTOLA PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Mike Xiaoli MA
  • Publication number: 20080041891
    Abstract: A replacement bottle cap for commonly used beverage bottles that provides a resealable spout that dispenses liquid at a selected rate. An end-cap is slidably affixed to a cental body and comprising a spout with perforations for dispensing and regulating the flow of liquid and an internal sealing means to prevent or allow liquid to flow through the spout cap, that may be opened or closed through the movement of the end-cap along the central body into discrete, releasably fixed positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Sarah Bradley
  • Patent number: 7331491
    Abstract: A container closure assembly includes: a container neck having a first thread on an outer surface thereof; a closure for the neck, the closure having an opening therein, a skirt extending downwardly, and a second thread on an internal surface of the skirt for engaging the first thread on the container neck; and complementary valve elements on the neck and the closure, wherein the valve elements engage to provide a fluid-tight seal over the neck when the closure is fully secured on the neck, but the valve elements allow fluid from the neck to flow out through the opening when the closure is at an intermediate position at which the closure is still retained on the neck, and wherein the closure is moveable from the fully secured position to the intermediate position by relative rotation of the closure and the neck. The assembly is especially useful on containers for carbonated or non-carbonated sports drinks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Inventor: Roger Milner King
  • Patent number: 7261226
    Abstract: A closure for a container having a foil or membrane sealed opening. The closure includes a cap, a spout and a stem. The stem includes a downwardly extending piercing structure adapted for piercing the foil or membrane of the container upon rotation of the spout relative to the cap. The cap includes a cap top, a cap skirt depending from the cap top, an open sleeve and a stem guide. The open sleeve has an inwardly extending thread adapted to detachably engage the container. The open sleeve extends upwardly from the cap top. The stem guide extends along an internal surface of the sleeve. The spout rotatably engages the sleeve and includes a spout top having an aperture, an outer spout skirt and an inner skirt. The outer skirt depends from the spout top radially outward of the sleeve and rotatably engages the sleeve. The inner spout skirt depends from the spout top radially within the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Portola Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian M. Adams, Mike Xiaoli Ma
  • Patent number: RE39727
    Abstract: A dispenser closure is provided having a stopping mechanism that limits the rotation of the closure and generally prevents removal of the closure cap from the container. The dispenser closure includes a cap body, fitment and container finish. The cap body has a double shell design, which includes at least one drop lug projecting from the inner shell. When the cap body is rotated about the container finish, the drop lug engages at least one lug stop located on the container finish so as to limit the rotation, thereby preventing removal of the cap body from the container finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Rexam Medical Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Sprick, Christopher B. Clodfelter