Abstract: A flip-top closure includes a spout, a lid, and a hinge member. The spout is configured for coupling with a fitment of a container. The spout includes a base portion, a tip portion, and a main body. The base portion defines a retention receptacle and an inlet. The inlet includes a first diameter. The tip portion extends from the base portion and defines a dispensation outlet. The base portion and the tip portion cooperate to define a passageway that extends between the inlet and the dispensation outlet. The lid includes a main body that includes an upper wall and a sidewall that cooperate to define an interior. The hinge member is coupled with each of the spout and the sidewall of the main body. The hinge member is configured to facilitate pivoting of the lid between a closed position and an opened position.
October 31, 2019
Date of Patent:
July 13, 2021
Cheer Pack North America
Stephen L. Gosling, David A. Williamson, Peter J. Walters
Abstract: The present invention relates to a storing and dispensing closure to separately house, store or carry a dose or supply of one or more ingredients, formulations or products until dispensed at point-of-use, to dispense the stored products into a separate receiving vessel, and to dispense for consumption. Methods for dosing or supplying are also provided.
January 23, 2013
February 5, 2015
Derek D. Hopkins, Robert D. Rohr, Richard A. Laveault, Joachim S. Ruckdeschel
Abstract: A device for application of a self-adhesive product, wherein the device operates with at least a first step and a second step. The first step and second step being temporally separate. A device for application of a flowable product includes a first section and a second section, the first section being sized such that at least a portion of the first section fits within the second section, the first section being slidable relative to the second section. A device includes a first section having a protrusion extending from its outer surface that fits through a slot in the second section.
March 12, 2010
Date of Patent:
October 7, 2014
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Jeffrey A. Schultz, Michael E. Klinkhammer, Steven A. Zach, Russell B. Wortley, William J. Rice, Doraiswami Jaichandra, Mark D. Duennes, Keith Kristiansen, Jeffrey Buttler, Thomas Van Dyk, David Demar, Roland Charriez, John Kiely, John Anastasiadis
Abstract: The invention includes an assembly for dispensing liquid having an inlet configured to receive liquid from a bottle, at least two attachment means, a first attachment having a first fixed diameter and a second attachment having a second fixed diameter, and an outlet for dispensing liquid passing through said assembly.
Abstract: In some aspects, an analyte sensor is provided for detecting an analyte concentration level in a bio-fluid sample. The analyte sensor has a base with first and second ends, a concave recess in the first end, a second end receiving surface, and a sidewall extending between the ends. An electrode may be provided on the receiving surface with an electrochemically-active region coupled to the electrode. A conductor in electrical contact with the electrode may extend along the sidewall and may be adapted to be in electrical contact with a first contact of an analyte meter. Manufacturing methods and systems utilizing and dispensing the analyte sensors are provided, as are numerous other aspects.
Abstract: The invention is directed to a push-pull closure for a drink container including a mouthpiece holder. The container includes a pin, which projects into the through-opening of the mouthpiece holder; several bars, parallel to the pin and arranged around the pin, which are connected to the mouthpiece holder and to the pin; a mouthpiece that is axially displaceable and sealing with respect to the mouthpiece on the outer circumference and accommodating the pin in the further through-opening; at least one circumferential seal element, which blocks and unblocks the passage of liquid through the further through-opening in an closing/opening position of the mouthpiece in the mouthpiece holder; and several ribs of a soft elastic material, axially extending on the circumference of the mouthpiece at the bottom, wherein the mouthpiece may be inserted into the mouthpiece holder, and the bars can engage free spaces and the ribs engage recesses between the bars.
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.
January 31, 2011
Date of Patent:
June 4, 2013
KCI Licensing, Inc.
Justin Alexander Long, Aidan Marcus Tout, Larry Tab Randolph, Christopher Brian Locke
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.
Abstract: A closure for a container, and a container incorporating the same, that minimizes or eliminates leakage between the closure and the container holding the liquid. The closure provides a liquid sealing system that allows irregularly shaped closure tops to be used without sacrificing the effectiveness of the liquid seal. In one embodiment, the closure includes a plurality of struts disposed within an annular space that receives a neck portion of the container to create a seating plane that corresponds to a plane formed by the rim of the neck portion.
July 30, 2010
April 28, 2011
Michael Parra, Jeffrey Mayers, James David Faulkner, Elaine Casey, Bruce Cummings, Corrine Elstow, Sam Lucking, John Lamb
Abstract: An adjustable and sealable jet nebulizer for bottles able to be elastically deformed by squeezing is mounted on the mouth of the neck (2) of a bottle (3). A conduit for air (16) and a conduit for liquid (17) are obtained coaxially in a cylindrical body (4) of the nebulizer, which is engaged with a screw-on cap (28), provided with a central exhaust orifice (29). The screw-on cap (28) has a cylindrical wall (30), to be inserted between the conduit for air (16) and the conduit for liquid (17), to create a mixing chamber (33) with variable geometry. The conduit for liquid (17) has on its upper end an arm (26) oriented upwards, bearing, at its free end, a tip cap (27), able to be inserted into the central exhaust orifice (29) whilst the screw-on cap (28) is screwed onto the cylindrical body (9), until sealing the nebulizer.
Abstract: A slide tap particularly suitable for use on disposable containers has a valve body with a sliding actuator movable between closed and opened positions of an outlet formed in the body. A spring mechanism returns the actuator to a closed position.
Abstract: A device for aspirating and/or dispensing liquid samples has a hollow body with a cavity for the liquid. A movement element for aspirating and/or dispensing the liquid is moved by a movement unit having a first drive element driven by a first drive. A pipette tip or adapter therefor, receives liquid from the cavity over a line, and a flush line discharges into the cavity. A carrier unit movably carries the movement unit in at least one spatial axis and includes at least one second drive element driven by a second drive. The movement unit includes the hollow body, the movement element, the first drive element, the second drive element and the pipette tip or adapter, as well as a pulse generator for generating pressure waves in the liquid in the cavity during dispensing, all these elements being movable together with respect to the carrier unit.
Abstract: A pourer cap with closure cover for fluid substance containers has a main body and a cover joined together by a flexible tang, all formed in one piece by moulding plastic material, the cover being superposable on the main body and having a delivery hole which is opened or respectively sealingly closed when the cover is in a raised or respectively lowered position on the main body, the angular movement of the cover between one position and the other being of small extent.
Abstract: A pourer cap with closure cover for fluid substance containers, comprising a main body and a cover joined together by a flexible tang, all formed in one piece by molding plastic material, the cover being superposable on the main body and having a delivery hole which is opened or respectively sealingly closed when the cover is in a raised or respectively lowered position on the main body, the angular movement of the cover between one position and the other being of small extent.
Abstract: A double opening container of various sizes and shapes having different size openings at either end. The larger opening serves as the base with a wide enough diameter relative to the size of the container to allow the container to stand securely on this end. The screw on caps provide for ease of dispensing, refilling and washing the container from the larger opening. The smaller opening serves as the dispensing end with interchangable caps depending on the application for use. Both ends and their caps have adaptable threads and screw on caps to provide tight enough application to prevent leakage. The container and caps are composed of a durable material such as plastic to allow for repeated washing, drying and reuse.
Abstract: A push/pull type dispenser closure is provided by the present invention. The closure includes a cap body, slider valve and an overcap. The closure may be placed in the closed and sealed position by attaching the overcap to the cap body. The overcap includes an annular ring that engages the slider valve when the overcap is placed on the cap body, so as to ensure that the slider valve is forced into the closed and sealed position.
Abstract: A dispensing package is provided including a container with at least two discrete compartments, respective closures positioned across upper outlet ends of the compartments and a cap fitting over the respective closures. The cap includes a crown with a surrounding skirt. The skirt has at least two flexibly squeezable sides with catches formed on the skirt lockingly engageable over the closures. The crown further includes dispensing orifices for each of the outlet orifices and in an open position allows fluid dispensing from the compartments. By placing pressure on side panels of the cap, the catch can be released, lifted into a dispensing position and fluid poured from each of the respective compartments without any intermixing within the dispensing package or cross-contamination on drain back.
November 17, 1997
Date of Patent:
August 10, 1999
Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co., Division of Conopco, Inc.
Abstract: A cap for a container has three distinct positions, including a closed position, an intermediate spray position and a fully open pour position. The cap provides a fluid tight seal when in the closed position and provides a fluid tight seal from pouring when in the spray position. The cap includes a shell defining a fluid passage to the container and a tip with pouring and spraying apertures axially movably secured to the shell. The tip is pulled up to select a dispensing position, which causes a stem disposed in the shell to engage or disengage with an aperture in the tip, depending on the selected dispensing option.
Abstract: A liquid dispensing package includes a container whose finish has an opposed pair of slots extending vertically from a free end thereof. A nozzle element with a dispensing passage extending therethrough is positioned within the finish and has an opposed pair of pins which extend into and through the slots of the finish to permit the nozzle element to translate, but not rotate, with respect to the finish, the translation being between a sealed, non-dispensing position and an unsealed, dispensing position. A cap element is rotatably affixed to the finish and has an opening in a top central panel which is aligned with the dispensing passage of the nozzle element. A skirt of the cap element has part helical grooves on its inside surface, and these grooves receive the free ends of the pins of the nozzle element. Thus, rotation of the cap element results in translation of the nozzle element.
Abstract: A multi-position self-guiding cap for attachment to a container. A tip of a cap assembly is mounted over a post section of a shell such that a guiding rib of the tip engages with a guiding channel and an annular groove of the shell. The annular channel allows circumferential movement of the tip relative to the shell. The guiding channel is preferably of a U-shape having a trunk branch and two side branches. The guiding channel defines the different positions of the cap. In moving between the respective positions, the user merely moves the tip in one direction to change states.
Abstract: A closure cap which can be manipulated to dispense container contents end enables venting of any excess pressure which may build up within the container when the closure is in a fully closed position including a central post, a cap body reciprocally mounted on and about the periphery of the post and having an aperture including an inner periphery which cooperates with the post to form a variable opening therebetween including a fully closed position and a plurality of dispensing positions for dispensing the contents of the container at a plurality of different rates and a venting mechanism for enabling any excess pressure from within the container to exhaust through the cap to the exterior of the container upon reaching a predetermined pressure within the container when the cap is positioned in the fully closed position.
Abstract: A self-closing push-pull top for a bottle includes a threaded collar adapted to engage a threaded bottle neck. A hollow stem extends from the threaded collar and engages a cylindrical guide aperture of a cap. The cap is slidable along the hollow stem about the guide aperture to a first position in which the hollow stem and the cap are positioned with respect to one another to prevent fluid flow from the bottle. The cap is further slidable along the hollow stem about the guide aperture to a second position in which the hollow stem and the cap are positioned to allow fluid flow therethrough. A biasing member is provided for biasing the cap in the first position. Since the cap is biased in this first position, it normally remains closed. Upon application of working pressure, the biasing member deforms to allow the cap to slide to the second position in which fluid may be dispensed from the bottle.
Abstract: A closure for a rigid or deformable container. The contents of the container are protected by a seal. The closure has a bottom part and a cap fixed thereon by a hinge. The lower part is closed by a cover face, through which only a pouring spout extends. A tear-off element is positioned on an underside of the cap in such a way that it extends through the pouring spout as far as the seal located below it. The tear-off element is in active contact with the seal, for example, it is bonded or glued to it. At the time of a first opening, the tear-off element pulls the seal upwards, which is simultaneously broken by a cutting element below the pouring spout. Such closures are structurally simple in their manufacture as well as in operation and can be attached to various types of containers.
Abstract: An improved cap and straw assembly for use with a water bottle or the like, wherein a bottle cap of the type having a poppet valve is equipped with a drinking straw for facilitated dispensing or drinking of a beverage from the bottle. The poppet valve includes a valve member adapted for movement to a position defining an open outlet port through which the bottle contents can be dispensed. The drinking straw has an upper end carried by the cap in surrounding relation to the outlet port, and a lower end terminating within the bottle near a bottle wall thereof. When the valve member is open, the straw permits the beverage to be sucked through the straw and poppet valve, thereby permitting beverage dispensing without requiring bottle inversion.
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a childproof dispenser for dispensing pills to similar articles which involves an elongated tubular body and a cap member telescopically connected therewith. Both the elongated tubular body and the cap member contain dispensing orifices which are not aligned horizontally and need not be aligned vertically in the closed position. Either the cap member or the elongated tubular body contains a horizontal track and a vertical track and the other contains a protrusion which travels in the track. The cap member may be inserted into the elongated tubular body wherein the protrusion and the track fit to one another or, in an alternative embodiment, the cap member may be fitted into the elongated tubular body.
Abstract: An adjustable metering closure cap which has an outer cap body which is adjustable along the length of a central metering post to provide more than one dispensing position. The inner periphery of the cap body cooperates with the outer periphery of the post along a portion of the length thereof by a push-pull or a screw type action or both to provide the closed and dispensing positions. The outer periphery of the metering post is configured with slots, grooves, ramps, steps or combinations thereof to provide the various metered dispensing openings.
Abstract: A dispenser including a container body, a mounting member fitted on the container body and a dispensing head such as an applicator head movably mounted on the mounting member. The mounting member includes an axially extending closure member with a pin member thereon. The dispensing head includes an aperture and an axially extending wall forming a skirted chamber beneath the aperture, the skirted chamber including slits at least one opening through the wall for controlling flow of material from outside the wall, through the opening and into the skirted chamber from the container body. The dispensing head is movable from an open position to a closed position wherein the closure member fits within the skirted chamber and the pin member fits within the aperture.
Abstract: A compact, high-flow-rate closure cap construction for hand-held dispensers, comprising a cap body having an upstanding tubular discharge neck portion, and a closure cap having a bore receiving the neck portion. The neck portion has a cylindrical exterior sealing surface, and the bore has a sealing annulus engaged with the exterior sealing surface. The closure cap is axially slidable on the neck portion between a closed sealing position and an open, product-discharging position. The bore of the neck portion contains multiple product-flow discharge passages which enlarge the effective cross-sectional area of the bore so as to increase its flow-handling capacity, with a minimum of loss in its stiffness and rigidity. The cap has a discharge orifice that is normally closed off by a stopper peg carried by a bridge on the cap body.
Abstract: A liquid dispensing device is provided which dispenses a given amount of liquid from a bottle container which comprises (1) a bottle cap removably affixed to the bottle; (2) a spout tube movable within said cap and located both within and outside of said cap; (3) a handle affixed to the exterior portion of said spout tube and suitable to move said tube as desired within said cap; (4) a series of apertures within said spout tube; (5) a valve seat located at the end of said tube opposite to the end where said handle is located and located within said cap; and (6) an air valve tube removably located within an aperture of said cap. The tube is pushed into the cap and container by the operator utilizing the handle, allowing liquid to flow about the valve seat into the chamber of the cap. The tube is thereafter drawn outward, permitting the valve seat to come into contact with the wall of the cap, sealing and filling the cap chamber.
Abstract: A hand-held dispenser for a flowable product, comprising a container having a neck portion at its top, and a cap body having a discharge opening and a base portion cooperable with the neck portion of the container to mount the cap body thereon. The said base and neck portions have cooperable automatic pressure-relief valving means which are responsive to increased gas pressure in the container, for venting a limited quantity of gas when the container is in its upright position, thereby to prevent possible explosion of the container and spillage or splattering of its contents. In one embodiment, there is a first annular sealing surface on one portion and a cooperable annular sealing surface on a companion portion which is engageable with the said first surface when the cap body is fully seated on the neck portion, A projection on one of the portions is disposed adjacent the sealing surface thereof, and is engageable with the cooperable sealing surface on the other of the portions.
Abstract: A spray cap assembly comprising a base unit including a dispensing duct in communication with separate air and material passages, and an insertable push/pull closure mated to fit into the base unit which permits the sealing of the air and material passages from the dispensing duct and from each other. The spray cap assembly by modification to the design of the dispensing duct permits the dispensing of a variety of products having a variety of consistencies as a spray from the squeeze container.
Abstract: A foam liquid dispensing device which mixes liquid capable of foaming and air together and dispenses the mixture as aerosol. The dispensing device comprises a container and a cap detachably attached to the container. The cap includes an outer cover and an inner cover. The outer cover includes a frusto-conical upper portion provided on the top with a jet nozzle. The inner cover includes an inner cylindrical portion having a frusto-conical portion extending upwardly therefrom and provided with a discharge port and a plug at the upper end of the frusto-conical portion, with the frusto-conical portion and plug defining a flow passage in cooperation with the frusto-conical portion of the outer cover. An inverted cylindrical porous member is disposed within the inner cover and has a mixing chamber therein and is provided with an outlet at the top. A check valve is disposed within the mixing chamber below the outlet.
Abstract: A mouth closure assembly for the mouth of a foam liquid dispensing container adapted to mix foamable liquid and air together and dispense the mixture in the form of a foam aerosol. The mouth closure assembly comprises a foaming portion fitted in the mouth of the dispensing container and including a check valve and a porous member and a foam liquid dispensing portion surrounding the foaming portion and including a cavity defined therein and a closure cap fitted on the top of the foam liquid dispensing portion. The foam liquid dispensing portion covers both the foaming portion and container mouth and is secured to the mouth.
Abstract: A dispensing valve comprising: a first tubular member closed at one end by a wall; a second tubular member telescopically housed in said first tubular member and closed at the opposite end by a wall; said second tubular member being slidable with respect to said first member from a rest position in which it is housed inside said first tubular member into abutment against its end wall, to a position in which it projects out of said first tubular member; a piston like member secured to the closure wall of said first tubular member and capable of slidingly penetrating with a close fit into the tubular passage of said second tubular member for a distance shorter than the maximum sliding stroke of said second tubular member with respect to said first tubular member; a first radial inlet port in said first tubular member at a position near its closed end, and a second radial outlet port in said second tubular member at a position in which said outlet port is wholly housed inside said first tubular member in the sai
Abstract: A needle valve nozzle is employed in a hot melt adhesive gun used to apply thermoplastic adhesive. Actuation of a trigger mechanism supplies pressurized gas to a nozzle chamber which urges the nozzle in an outward direction to an open position, the needle remaining stationary during operation of the nozzle. Deactuation of the trigger mechanism stops the flow of pressurized gas to the chamber and a vent allows the pressurized gas to flow from the chamber, permitting a spring-biasing mechanism to return the nozzle to a closed position. Pressure on the adhesive can also be employed to urge the nozzle to an open position.
Abstract: A fuel dispensing nozzle capable of sealably engaging a baffled filler pipe during a tank filling operation; a longitudinally slidable sleeve or member carried on the nozzle's discharge tube permits use of the nozzle in tank filler pipes having a deep set baffle, thereby facilitating the introduction of fuel into said tank.
Abstract: The invention disclosed herein is an injection molding machine unit having a barrel, with an injection nozzle on one end of the barrel and a screw ram movable in the barrel, a valve member with axially extending grooves in the periphery thereof, supported on the ram shaft, a ring on the ram shaft adjacent the valve. The ring has axially extending grooves in its outer periphery and the ring moves out of alignment with the grooves in the valve. The grooves of the ring form a fluid flow passage for plastic material to the injection nozzle when the screw is rotated and the ram is retracted. The valve closes when the ram moves forward.
Abstract: A valve for dispensing a predetermined amount of molten lead to the mold of a battery grid casting machine has two tubular housings arranged in telescoping relation with their axes extending vertically. The upper housing is fixed and has a feed line for molten metal connected thereto. The lower housing is vertically movable and has a molten metal discharge line extending therefrom. A ball valve member is retained on a pedestal in the lower housing and is arranged to seal with an annular valve seat in the upper housing to control the flow of metal in response to vertical movement of the lower housing. The ball valve is retained in axial alignment with the valve seat by a plurality of circumferentially arranged fingers on the upper housing which surround and extend downwardly beyond said seat.