From Container Interior Patents (Class 222/535)
  • Publication number: 20150108179
    Abstract: A seed dispenser includes a seed container having first and second openings and an interior area for storing seeds. A door member coupled to the seed container is in communication with the first opening. A dispensing member coupled to the seed container is in communication with the second opening. Both the door member and the dispensing member are independently movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration. When in their respective open configurations, the door member allows seeds to flow into the seed container through the first opening and the dispensing member allows seeds to flow out of the seed container through the second opening. First and second latch members are independently movable between locked configurations and unlocked configurations. In their locked configurations, the first and second latch members couple the door member and the dispensing member, respectively, to the seed container in their respective closed configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel William Dandreo
  • Patent number: 8672174
    Abstract: A lid assembly including a cover member for attachment to a container, the cover including first and second apertures providing access to contents of the container; a drinking member having a bore there through, the drinking member pivotal between a first closed position wherein the drinking member seals the first aperture and a second open position wherein the bore is aligned with the first aperture to allow contents of the container to pass through the first aperture and the drinking member; and a closure member pivotal between a first closed position wherein the closure member seals the second aperture and a second open position wherein the second aperture is exposed to allow contents of the container to pass there through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Leedsworld, Inc.
    Inventor: Morgan Requel McMullin
  • Patent number: 8505783
    Abstract: A squeezable bottle is disclosed. The squeezable bottle includes a pliable bottle skin, an outlet and a spinal assembly within the pliable skin, for providing longitudinal rigidity along an elongated axis of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Source Vagabond Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoram Gill, Roee Bigger, Yariv Sade, Arik Yuval
  • Publication number: 20130037563
    Abstract: A package having a sanitary dispenser is depicted and described. The package generally includes a dispenser that is sealed from environmental contaminants by a feature or portion of the package. The sealed dispenser portion of the package is accessed prior to use and the user is able to access the contents of the package through the sanitary dispenser. The dispenser may be inverted prior to use and deployed prior to use. A frangible portion may be provided to the dispenser. The dispenser may be re-sealable in the package. A straw may further be provided to the dispenser and be deployable by the user for access to the package contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Steele, Greg Melchoir
  • Publication number: 20110049196
    Abstract: A closure assembly for the dispensing of fluids from plastic containers such as pails. The closure assembly is adapted for automated insert molding attachment to container lids. The closure assembly is pre-assembled from a threaded plastic closure cap and closure body prior to insert molding. The plastic closure body has a nestable and extendable conical body web leading inward to a body neck closed by a tamper evident diaphragm seal. The conical body web leads outward to an improved radial body clamp flange and novel cylindrical body skirt. Cap bails lie radially inside and brace the body clamp flange from distortion. Once inserted and clamped into the container lid mold, only the body skirt is exposed for attachment to the container lid. Molten plastic is introduced into the mold void to form the container lid. This patent discloses optional body skirt recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventor: Ron Sturk
  • Publication number: 20100230448
    Abstract: A spout 10 for application to a generally rectangular container 50 creating a means by which the contents of the container can be easily dispensed, as well as kept fresh and free from contamination via the spout's closing mechanism 40 by which an air-tight seal is achieved. The closing mechanism 40 of the spout is easily engaged by physically manipulating the spouting member 30 from the opened to closed position. The spout 10 can be applied to a container either by the consumer or by the container manufacturer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Julianne DESAUTELS
  • Patent number: 7559441
    Abstract: A leakproof perfume spray head structure comprises a spray head, a locking shell, an inner sleeve, a rotation shaft, a water guide pipe, and an outer cover, wherein the spray head has gaps for better communicating the gas with the perfume liquid so as to spray out more uniform perfume mists. When the spray head is opened, but not in use, the spray head can be rotated by a certain angle so as to close the inner spray tunnel of the spray head completely to prevent the perfume liquid from leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Ing Wen Precision Ent. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuan-Wen Yu
  • Publication number: 20090127281
    Abstract: The present invention is a closure capable of being applied to an existing container structure in order to form a releasable closure thereon. The closure includes base formed of a flexible material having an adhesive disposed on one side thereof in order to attach the closure to the exterior of a container. The closure also includes a flap secured at one end to the base opposite the adhesive which can be selectively adhered to the base over an opening formed in the base by a releasable adhesive disposed on the base or on the flap. The closure can conform to the shape of the exterior surface of the container to which it is secured and can be used with an aperture formed in the exterior of the container in alignment with the opening in the base to selectively dispense material from the interior of the container through the closure attached to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Charles P. Hickey
  • Publication number: 20080283557
    Abstract: A spout 10 for application to a generally rectangular container 50 creating a means by which the contents of the container can be easily dispensed, as well as kept fresh and free from contamination via the spout's closing mechanism 40 by which an air-tight seal is achieved. The closing mechanism 40 of the spout is easily engaged by physically manipulating the spouting member 30 from the opened to closed position. The spout 10 can be applied to a container either by the consumer or by the container manufacturer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Julianne Desautels
  • Publication number: 20080272156
    Abstract: An appliance has a casing and a dispenser. The dispenser includes a dispensing member for dispensing a fluid and is movable between a first position in which at least a part of the dispensing member is located within the casing and a second position in which the dispensing member projects from the casing. The dispensing member is slideable between the first and second positions along a linear path. By providing such an arrangement, the dispenser is able to move along the shortest path between the first and second positions, reducing the space necessary in the appliance to allow the dispenser to move and allowing the drive mechanisms to be correspondingly smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: James Dyson, Peter David Gammack, David Stuart Cole, Michael William John Cornish
  • Patent number: 7306118
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transporting fluid. The apparatus includes a hollow body having a neck defining a first aperture extending into the body. A spout insert is configured to fit inside the neck. A handle is coupled to the container. A cover is configured to close the aperture. In another embodiment the handle and cover are integrally formed as a single piece. Another embodiment provides the handle, the cover and the spout are integrally formed as a single piece. In another embodiment, the cover includes an auxiliary lid to cover a second aperture extending into the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Masterchem Industries LLC
    Inventors: Stanley G. Korte, William B. Hudson, Jr., Jeffrey A. Schutte, Norman F. Morfeld, Douglas W. Newman, Mark A. Gilbertson, Scott G. Manke, Michael J. Walsh
  • Patent number: 6736296
    Abstract: A container for carrying loose products, the body of which, without inner protective liner, is made of stainless steel. For unloading loose products there is provided at least one elongated dorsal opening, which is equipped with an openable door and to which there is applied a conveyor consisting of a flexible element generally shaped like a funnel, which can be configured in a condition packed inside the opening in the position of closing of the door, and in a distended condition outside the body of the container in the position of opening of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Cobra Containers S.p.A.
    Inventors: Cesare Marino, Giuseppe Revello
  • Patent number: 6644518
    Abstract: A tear-off opening device for drink cans by means of a tab (1) with grip device (2) for tearing, comprising, underneath the tab (1), a shaped lamina (4), secured underneath the lid (6) for a segment (41) which partially surrounds the edge of the opening (3), whilst at least a remaining segment (42) stays free, the lamina (4) having a conformation that is able to vary from a first stable configuration in which, with the can closed, it is drawn up underneath the tab (1), to successive and transitory configurations that take place during the extraction of the lamina (4) through the opening (3) and to a final stable configuration in which, with the extraction completed, the lamina (4) constitutes a stable spout (8) with related opening (9) whose free edges belong to the free segment (42) of the lamina (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Vincenzo Cavallo
  • Patent number: 6619518
    Abstract: A spout assembly for a liquid container comprises a body 100 coupled with a neck of a container 400 including an opening portion N which is protruded from a top side of the body 100, a spout 200 movably inserted into the opening portion N for drinking of liquid contained in the container or dispensing the liquid into another container, and a cap 300 coupled around the opening portion N to open and close the spout 200, wherein the opening portion N of the body 100 has a bendable thin plate portion and the spout 200 has a bendable portion, thereby the opening portion N of the body can be bent in a direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Inventor: Jung Min Lee
  • Patent number: 6343715
    Abstract: A filling apparatus for axial powder presses with a filling device includes a filler drive plate, a filling shoe arranged in particular on the side of the press, and a powder feeding device. The filling device can be moved forward and backward on a filler plate by means of an actuator, and in a filling position the filling shoe can be pressed against the filler plate respectively against a die surface embedded therein. According to the invention, the filling shoe is only loosely coupled to the filler drive plate, thus allowing the filling shoe to be subjected to a controlled and uniform adjusting force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Dorst Maschinen-und Anlagenbau GmbH & Co
    Inventor: Walter Wolfrom
  • Patent number: 6250491
    Abstract: A side openable can is disclosed. The side openable can has a bottom sealed end, a sidewall and a top sealed end. An opening means for producing an opening at the upper portion of the sidewall, is provided on the upper portion of the sidewall. In another embodiment, the opening means may have a tear flap formed integrally in the upper portion of the sidewall of the can and defined by a tear line. A tear lever is fixed to the outside surface of the tear flap and used for tearing the tear flap away from the can. A spout holder has a holding rim and a support rib. The spout holder is attached interiorly to the sidewall of the can with a front surface of the holding rim interiorly bonded to the sidewall of the can around the tear flap, the holding rim having an insertion slit along its inside edge. The support rib has a depression. In addition, a drinking spout has an insertion flange and an elastic expansion part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Inventor: Tae-young Lee
  • Patent number: 6237817
    Abstract: A drink or other liquid container having a surface with a separable cap. A spout is mounted beneath the separable cap and the spout unfolds outwards when the cap is separated from the container. The unfolding spout is constructed of a flexible tubular piece which folds back on itself, under the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Inventor: Paul Son
  • Patent number: 5988447
    Abstract: A measuring spout for installation on a container that dispenses particulate material. One embodiment of the spout measures and dispenses variable amounts of particulate material. Another embodiment of the spout measures and dispenses a fixed amount of particulate material. The spout comprises a wedge-shaped spout member that pivots through an opening formed in a wall of the container. The opening in the container has a gate which, in the preferred embodiment, acts as the back wall to the spout, separating the particulate material in the spout from the particulate material remaining in the container. Thus, as the spout opens, the front wall moves further away from the back wall, thereby, providing a variably sized chamber depending on how far the spout is opened from the container wall. The particulate material is measured by tilting the container so as to let the contents fill the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventor: Jud Yaski
  • Patent number: 5823404
    Abstract: The container has an end wall which is weakened along an open line defining the outline of a lid and of a corresponding hole, and a lever member which is connected to the outer face of the end wall of the container and can be operated manually to tear the wall along the weakened line and to deflect the lid thus formed from the plane of the end wall. A mouthpiece connected to the portion of the wall, which is intended to form the lid, is disposed inside the container before the wall is torn and, after the tearing, can be entrained by the lever member and by the lid through the corresponding hole formed in the wall to a position of use in which its end, which is inside the container, abuts the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventor: Guglielmo L. Ronchail
  • Patent number: 5791528
    Abstract: A measuring and dispensing spout is provided for use with a container having a panel with an opening therein. The measuring and dispensing spout includes a front face, a pair of side faces and a rear face, formed to provide an open-topped hopper. The spout is mounted within the opening of the panel for pivoting movement between open and closed positions. At least the front face of the open-topped hopper is of substantially transparent material with volumetric indicia thereon, to enable a user to visually confirm the amount of container contents within the spout, even when the spout is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Edward S. Robbins, III
    Inventors: Edward S. Robbins, III, Ted A. Bell
  • Patent number: 5556004
    Abstract: A spout for a container is provided with depending wings extending down from a bottom edge of the spout. The depending wings terminate in a point for piercing a container. The depending wings permit the spout to pivot ninety degrees from the container to extend from a container at a ninety degree angle therefrom. The spout has side walls with upper edges having arcs of ninety degrees. The spout is inserted into a container with a ram which drives the spout against a ramp to rock the depending wings upward with respect to the bottom edge of the spout. Thereafter, the ram drives the points into the container and the upper edges of the side walls of the spout contact the container and cam the spout back to a horizontal position to insert the ninety degree spout with the depending wings into a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Seal Spout Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Brucker
  • Patent number: 5135139
    Abstract: A rotary cover for closing the axial opening of a hollow-cylindrical body, a rotary cap and said body having corresponding cam threads, which cause an axial displacement of the rotary cap relative to the body when the rotary cap is rotated. Axial sides of the rotary cap and of the body, which face each other, extend in a plane inclined by a specific angle .alpha. relative to the axis of the body. These axial sides of the rotary cap and of the body are in alignment with each other in the closed position of the rotary cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Creanova AG
    Inventor: Louis A. Krawagna
  • Patent number: 5012959
    Abstract: A paperboard carton and plastic pour spout fitment construction for cartons adapted to carry powdered or granular material, particularly foodstuffs. A side wall of the carton is provided with a precut opening to receive the separate fitment. The periphery of the sides of the pour spout bottom wall must be broken from the surrounding fitment by the consumer upon initial use, to permit the spout to pivot for dispensing. The spout is thus held against accidental opening during shipping and handling prior to use, and further, such breaking is automatically tamper evident. The fitment is attached to a side wall of the carton by use of an adhesive or by a plurality of rivet stakes integral with the spout. The rivet stakes are received in complementary punctures bordering the precut opening. The use of plastic for the pour spout fitment insures against metal particles contaminating the contents of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Robert L. Gordon
  • Patent number: 4951850
    Abstract: A pouring spout for a package comprising a face plate which is positioned adjacent the upper end of one of the end walls of the package and which has an upper support extending horizontally inwardly from the upper end thereof over the top wall of the package. The upper end of the pouring spout is maintained in position by means of a pin extending downwardly through the upper support and through the top wall of the package. A pivotal spout is pivotally mounted on the face plate and is positioned in an opening which has been created in the upper end of the end wall of the package. The pouring spout includes a lower support which engages the inside surface of the package below the opening in which the spout is mounted to maintain the lower end of the pouring spout in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Inventor: Carl W. Clayton
  • Patent number: 4884722
    Abstract: A bulkhead for use with a cargo container, and comprising a wall member and at least a first slanted corner member. The wall member holds a cargo in the container, and the corner member is connected to the wall member adjacent a lower corner thereof to guide cargo downwardly and laterally toward an outlet in the wall member. Also disclosed is a lining system for a cargo container, and comprising a flexible liner and a bulkhead to hold the liner in place in the container. The liner includes an inlet and an outlet, and collapsible inlet and outlet chutes are provided to selectively open and close the inlet and outlet of the liner. With one embodiment the lining system is air and water tight; and with an alternate embodiment, the liner allows gases to pass outward through the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Inventor: Victor T. Podd
  • Patent number: 4771917
    Abstract: A container is provided for large quantities of fluent material and comprises laminated walls, each of which is made of multi-wall corrugated board. A bag of flexible material is provided within the container and has a first fitting which extends into an opening through a wall of the container near the bottom; a flap covers the opening and conceals the fitting being held in position by a severable strap. The container has bottom-forming flaps extending from the intermediate one of three layers forming the container to form a bottom for the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Assignee: Connelly Containers, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry D. Heaps, Jr., Charles E. Boy
  • Patent number: 4706874
    Abstract: A fluid packaging means comprises tubular side walls and end walls disposed at the ends thereof, forming a bottom and a top, wherein the top comprises thermoplastic material without a carrier material, is injection moulded to the outer edge of the tube along that edge and has a pouring means, and the bottom is quadrangular and has triangular flaps which are folded over to lie against at least one adjacent panel. In order to provide such a packaging means with a particularly advantagoeus bottom, the invention proposes that at least two mutually oppositely disposed triangular flaps of the bottom are folded inwardly into the plane of the bottom or outwardly on to the side wall, about the lower edge between the bottom and the side wall, and fixed in that position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Assignee: Tetra Pak Developpement S.A.
    Inventor: Wilhelm Reil
  • Patent number: 4130116
    Abstract: A hollow device which can be easily carried in a pocket or purse and in which can be inserted a spray can used to carry substances for inhalation. Mechanical means are provided wherein the device is kept in a closed position when not in use but can be easily activated to expose the nozzle portion of the spray can to permit utilization of the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1978
    Assignee: Sigma Tau S.p.A. Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite
    Inventor: Claudio Cavazza
  • Patent number: 4111351
    Abstract: A paperboard carton for dry, flowable products such as laundry soap, powdered milk and the like is characterized by a pour spout positioned within an opening in the side of the carton which spout is capable of containing a predetermined amount of material, sealing the opening in the carton after the spout container is filled, sealing the opening in the carton when not in use, and allowing a free flow of material when in a certain position. The spout is also composed of paperboard or similar material and is inexpensively assembled and shipped with the main carton. A special wiping and sealing mechanism ensures absence of leakage in the area of the spout. The spout is provided with an automatic locking arrangement which enables it to be shipped within the filled carton in a flat condition so as to create no voids within the carton and then be set up into a permanent pour spout by the user in one simple operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Assignee: BesPak Corporation
    Inventor: Stuart W. Mackiernan
  • Patent number: 4047647
    Abstract: A salt dispenser includes a container with the top having a pouring aperture and a plurality of sifting apertures disposed thereabout. A spout is pivotably secured to the top of the container so that when the sifting apertures are open the pouring aperture is sealed off, and when the pouring aperture is open the sifting apertures are sealed off. More particularly, the spout contains a front piece located outside the container and an integral flange extending therein. When the flange is aligned with the sifting apertures, thus sealing them off, the front piece is in an upright position relative to the pouring aperture, thereby permitting salt to pour out. When the front piece is pivoted to a closed position, thereby sealing the pouring aperture, the flange inside the container is brought out of alignment with the sifting apertures, thus opening them up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1977
    Inventor: Richard C. Lewis