With Frangible Closure For Outlet Patents (Class 222/541.1)
  • Patent number: 10363405
    Abstract: A dispensing applicator may include a container configured to contain a fluid, the container including an inlet end having an opening and an outlet end, the container containing a predetermined volume of fluid; an end cap secured to the inlet end of the container; a gasket placed between the inlet end and the end cap, the gasket being secured to the inlet end and covering the opening; an attachment member received within and secured to the container, the attachment member including a length portion including a frangible section, the frangible section including a tongue element; and a fracture anvil configured to pivotably receive the tongue element, rotationable movement of the fracture anvil relative to the tongue element causing the tongue element to break while remaining attached to the frangible section such that fluid is released from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BIOMED PACKAGING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jack W. Kaufman, James Brown
  • Patent number: 8985395
    Abstract: A device for dispensing individual servings of a cold beverage, either having a refrigeration unit to chill the beverage or a removable pitcher that may be put in a refrigerator. A special disposable beverage cartridge or beverage pouch fits into the holder. This cartridge or pouch may have pressure rupturable seals or diaphragms and contain beverage concentrate. A dispensing mechanism puts pressure on the cartridge or the pouch to break the pressure rupturable seal or diaphragm to discharge the concentrate into a mixing structure. The mixing structure also receives chilled liquid from the refrigeration unit or the pitcher, and ensures that the concentrate mixes with the liquid without contacting the walls of the mixing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fountain Master LLC
    Inventor: Francis X Tansey
  • Patent number: 8960423
    Abstract: A fillable closure is used to initiate emptying of a separately fillable capsule molded into this closure. The capsule is made oxygen-impermeable on the inside or outside with a vapor-deposited layer of silicon dioxide or metal. The volume of the capsule can be reduced through pressurization from the top, through deformation of its side walls, for cutting or rupturing a sealing foil. The capsule has an asymmetric push button with a pusher surface, a deformable front and side wall and a stable rear wall. The upper end of the rear wall forms a stationary edge, on which the pusher surface can be pivoted downward through deformation of the front and side wall. On the bottom of the pusher surface, a triangle-shaped blade is formed, which ends in a tip, and its triangle edge forming a cutting edge for piercing and cutting the sealing foil on the bottom of the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bevaswiss AG
    Inventor: Fritz Seelhofer
  • Patent number: 8910832
    Abstract: Device for the preservation of substances to be kept separate until their application includes a container (2), which is provided with an at least partially deformable body (6), and a delivery mouth (4), on which there is provided a delivery element for delivering the mixture. A watertight chamber (5) is arranged between the delivery mouth and the body of the container and is provided with a connection mouth (12) for the connection to the body (6), which is closed by cap means (20). A component of the substance to be delivered is contained in the watertight chamber (5), whereas another component is contained in the body (6). The communication between the two components is established by removing said cap, by interference between the walls of the cap and the walls of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Inge S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alessio Nobbio
  • Publication number: 20140353336
    Abstract: A dispensing package including an extrudable flowable content an enclosed space is defined at least in part by a flexible packaging film sealed at first and second ends and along a longitudinal extent there between. The package includes a nick configured for enabling at least a partial tear through at least a portion of the package's surface. The flowable content of the package can be extruded through at least a portion of the tear. A method of using the dispensing package is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL MILLS, INC.
    Inventors: Neil E. Zaporski, Anthony W. Swenson
  • Patent number: 8833576
    Abstract: The re-closable container (1) for fluid products, particularly for medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, includes: a hollow body (2) for containing a fluid product, which extends to a neck (4) having at least a dispensing mouth (5) for the product, and closing elements (7) for closing the dispensing mouth (5), which include: a flat-plane gripping member (8), from which a shutter pin (9) of the dispensing mouth (5) extends substantially coplanar, an annular collar (12), which is associated with the flat-plane gripping member (8) along at least a pre-established breaking area (13) and which is rigidly associable with the neck (4), and a resting base (17) suitable for allowing the flat-plane gripping member (8) to rest on a supporting surface (18) in a resting configuration in which the shutter pin (9) remains lifted with respect to the supporting surface (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Lameplast S.p.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Fontana
  • Patent number: 8777030
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a non-reusable closure may include a base attachable to a container. The closure base contains an engagement insert that can screw onto a container neck. The base and engagement insert together contain one or more regions of weakness which break and/or deform when the closure is removed from the container thereby preventing re-attachment of the closure to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David Ziegenhorn, Jay Hinkle, Greg Showers, Kerry D. Azelton, Stacie M. Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20140151405
    Abstract: The current invention discloses a fluid reservoir module for holding a fluid that may be used in a fluid dispenser. The fluid reservoir has a base, a reservoir body enclosing an internal void, and at least one removable tab attached to the reservoir body. The reservoir body is disposed on the base and the removable tab blocks inserting the reservoir body into a dispenser body. By detaching the removable tab(s), the reservoir body may be inserted into the dispenser body. Simultaneously, a fluid transfer structure, preferably a hollow spike, may penetrate a frangible part of the reservoir so that fluid in the reservoir may be extracted. The fluid in the reservoir is preferably pre-loaded. The current invention is particularly useful for dispensing small amounts of fluid, such as eye drops, but it may also be scaled up for larger volumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Nigel Kelly
  • Patent number: 8720726
    Abstract: A one-piece or monolithic body flat plastic lid for carton packages with thin walls and membrane or a web breaking under pressure, with a semicircular skirt provided with rectangular shaped entrance housing and locked to a closing and opening pivoting tab, joined to the border of a pouring orifice by means of a rupture horizontal perimeter membrane and a vertical breaking or tearing by means of pressure exerted in the vertical or transversal direction to the surface of the tab, which is locked by means of a hinge line to a transverse wall making the rectangular channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Jose Rodrigo Oliva Salinas
  • Patent number: 8720715
    Abstract: A closure cap for medicine containers and the like, having a bowl-shaped outer part made of PE or PP having at least one exposable penetration opening and a sealing element made of a soft plastic covering said opening. In order to obtain a reliable tight connection between the outer part and the sealing element, the sealing element is tightly connected all around to a socket encompassing the circumference thereof by injection into the same, and .the socket is tightly welded around the entire circumference thereof to the outer part or otherwise tightly connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Spang & Brands GmbH
    Inventor: J├╝rgen Mader
  • Patent number: 8689998
    Abstract: Liquid containers featuring multiple apertures for accessing the contents in one of a number of selected fashions. In one illustrative embodiment, the container is shaped as a bottle, having a body and neck, with a first aperture at the top of the neck. A flat bottom or base opposite the neck features at least one aperture, such as a traditional soda can opening with a scored section and a tab. In some embodiments, the bottom includes multiple apertures of different sizes, allowing for the selection of an aperture of desired size for a particular application. In some embodiments, the entire bottom may function as a removable lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventors: Shane Gowans, Matthew S. Dufala
  • Patent number: 8662349
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes a backing, at least a first product compartment and a fluid transport device. The backing is a frangible section adapted to at least partially open as the backing is moved from a first position toward a second position. The product compartment and the fluid transport device are each disposed on the backing in confronting relationship to the frangible section. According to a method, a dispensing device is provided in which the backing is moved from the first position toward the second position to compress the first product compartment and cause the content to be dispensed through the fluid transport device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Aktivpak, Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Genosar, Romi Genosar
  • Patent number: 8631938
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a packaging (1) for a food product such as a gel comprising a first sheet (2) comprising at least one folded portion (4) of sheet material which runs across the first sheet, the sheet material in the folded portion (4) being joined together in a peelable seal (6), a second sheet (3) comprising at least one folded portion (5) of sheet material which runs across the second sheet, the sheet material in the folded portion (5) being at joined together in a peelable seal (7). The first and second sheets (2,3) are joined together defining a product cavity (8), the first and second sheets (2,3) are positioned such that two folded portions (4,5) protrude outwardly and are arranged opposite such that by pulling in a direction transverse to that of the folded portions, the two peelable seals (6,7) are peeled apart and an aperture (9,10) be created in each side of the packaging providing access to the product cavity (8). The invention also relates to a method for making such a packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Habluetzel Roland, Hentzel Stephane, Magniet Ines
  • Publication number: 20140008397
    Abstract: Provided is a pull-top style discharge member for a package to be mounted on a dispenser. The package discharge member is provided with an outer frame 70 having an opening in the center thereof, a cap 71 that closes the opening in the outer frame 70, and can open the opening by being pulled, and a sheet 61 disposed on the reverse surface of the outer frame 70 and the cap 71 and formed with a discharge hole 61a in the form of slits to allow passage of food contents. The sheet 61 and the outer frame 70 are welded together, and metallocene polyethylene is used as the material of the outer frame 70, while polypropylene is used as the material of the sheet 61.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicants: KEWPIE CORPORATION, CARGILL, INCORPORATED, BESPACK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Edamatsu, Suzuko Yamato, Kenta Imao
  • Patent number: 8616420
    Abstract: A closure for a non-refillable bottle is provided wherein the closure is designed to break apart into at least two portions when an attempt is made to pry the closure from the bottle. The breakage is directed across a frangible demarcation that is configured such that breakage of the closure into pieces does not compromise the seal of the closure on the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory Schriner
  • Patent number: 8585659
    Abstract: Devices for delivery of medical compositions in either liquid or powder form include a piercing device for piercing a flexible sheet material in which when contained in a flexible blister dosage form, the piercing device serves as a delivery channel for compositions contained in the blister. The device is configured to reduce or inhibit puncture flap interference with the delivered spray or mist by forming a substantial non-contact drape in the material prior to puncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mystic Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher D. Shay
  • Publication number: 20130287905
    Abstract: A drink-through spout cap for a beverage bottle having a body and a neck, a set of a cover and such a drink-through spout cap, a drinking device including a beverage bottle and a set, and methods of manufacturing or preparing a drinking device. The drink-through spout cap (10) has a top wall (32) and a sidewall (34) extending therefrom, the top wall (32) being provided with a spout (36) having an aperture (38) formed therein. The sidewall (34) has an inner surface (34A) and an outer surface (34B), the inner surface (34A) being provided with a threaded region (40) adapted to engage the threaded region (42) of the bottle (12). A lip (44) extends from the top wall (32) and has a lip height which is smaller than half of the sidewall length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Vincent Loisel
  • Patent number: 8561860
    Abstract: An improved pour spout member having a base attached to a packaging bag, a tubular neck having a tip opening sealed by a sealing member, and a lid member having an upper end connected to the sealing member and covering an outer periphery of the tubular neck. The lid member includes expandable lid segments having upper ends connected to a portion integral with the sealing member and, between the expandable lid segments in a collapsed state and a portion integral with the tubular neck, there is provided a rotation locking mechanism enabling temporary restriction of the lid member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Moriyama, Kazuyoshi Shirai, Yasumasa Tanaka, Tomonari Shinohara, Toshiharu Yoshida, Mayumi Oomori, Takeshi Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20130153610
    Abstract: A closure for a non-refillable bottle is provided wherein the closure is designed to break apart into at least two portions when an attempt is made to pry the closure from the bottle. The breakage is directed across a frangible demarcation that is configured such that breakage of the closure into pieces does not compromise the seal of the closure on the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: The Dial Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory Schriner
  • Patent number: 8403159
    Abstract: A stopper device is disclosed. The stopper device includes a substantially tubular support defining a first axis, and a tab extending along a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis. A cap is hinged to the support to pivot between a closed position and an open position. A tamper-proofing band is connected to the cap in its closed position via at least one breakable bridge situated along a third axis in a portion of the tamper-proofing band. The third axis is substantially perpendicular to the first and second axes when the cap is closed. The cap is pivoted from the closed position to the open position by squeezing along the third axis. During a first stage of the squeezing, the at least one breakable bridge is broken, and during a second stage of the squeezing after the first stage, the fastener tab disengages from the cap opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Fiance S.A.
    Inventors: Gregory Antier, Veronique Bernard, Michel Luzzato
  • Publication number: 20130056492
    Abstract: An automatic liquid stop bag with a bending portion comprises: two outer films, two inner films, a storage area, a discharge channel, a bent portion, an inlet, an outlet and a tear portion. The storage area is formed by coupling the two outer films by hot sealing. The two inner films are disposed between the two outer films and coupled the two inner films by heat sealing to form a discharge channel or the discharge channel is coupled to the two inner films by heat sealing and formed between the two inner films, and the internal sides of the two inner films are not coupled to form the inlet and outlet, and the tear portion is formed at an edge of the two inner films and the two outer films and separated from the two inner films to expose the outlet of the discharge channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Bo Xin JIAN, Yaw Shin LIAO
  • Patent number: 8381948
    Abstract: An automatic liquid stop bag with a bending portion comprises: two outer films, two inner films, a storage area, a discharge channel, a bent portion, an inlet, an outlet and a tear portion. The storage area is formed by coupling the two outer films by hot sealing. The two inner films are disposed between the two outer films and coupled the two inner films by heat sealing to form a discharge channel or the discharge channel is coupled to the two inner films by heat sealing and formed between the two inner films, and the internal sides of the two inner films are not coupled to form the inlet and outlet, and the tear portion is formed at an edge of the two inner films and the two outer films and separated from the two inner films to expose the outlet of the discharge channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventors: Bo Xin Jian, Yaw Shin Liao
  • Publication number: 20120298292
    Abstract: Liquid dispensing assemblies including adhesive anchoring assemblies configured to adhere to a support surface external to a device such as a vehicle. An air vehicle includes (a) a fluid adhesive container assembly detachably attached to the air vehicle, wherein the fluid adhesive container assembly comprises: (i) an adhesive container comprising fluid adhesive; and (ii) one or more fibers, wherein the one or more fibers are configured, or a brush of fibers, or a fabric of fibers, is configured to conduct the fluid adhesive and to structurally support an adhesive bond between the one or more fibers and a surface; and (b) means for dispensing the fluid adhesive from the fluid adhesive container, to the one or more fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER E. FISHER, JOHN PETER ZWAAN, DAVID R. THOMPSON, MARC L. SCHMALZEL, KARL R. KLINGEBIEL, TYSON R. JENSEN, PAVEL BELIK, ERIC JAMES AAGAARD
  • Patent number: 8211081
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closing cap for containers that are filled with medical liquids. The closing cap includes removal and injection sites. The removal site has a first opening for removing the medical liquid and is obturated by a first pierceable self-sealing membrane. The injection site includes a second opening for injecting an additive and is obturated by a second pierceable self-sealing membrane. The first and second membranes are configured differently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Brandenburger, Ismael Rahimy, Gerald Wegner
  • Publication number: 20120129127
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a dental material comprises a container for containing the material and an outlet which is closed by a closure. A breakable seal is arranged between the closure and the container. The device further is operable between a storage position in which the outlet is closed and an operational position in which the outlet is open. An initial operation toward the operational position causes the seal to break, whereby the closure is captured in the device. The device may provide a relatively long shelf life for the material, and may facilitate preparation of the material for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Andreas Johannes Boehm, Marc Peuker
  • Publication number: 20110315720
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a unit measure of a product includes a twist-locking mechanism. The twist-locking mechanism included on the dispenser engages a twist-locking mechanism on a dispensing accessory device, locking the accessory device to the dispenser. The disposable dispenser may include a cap frangibly coupled to the housing of the dispenser, the cap to be removed when dispensing the product. The disposable dispenser may be formed of a single material that is suitable for a blow-fill-seal process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Unicep Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Clinton J. Marshall, Les Greer, JR.
  • Patent number: 8028860
    Abstract: The liquid-containing bag is produced integrally from two sheets (4; 5) which are welded to on another along the edge region (3), and the bag forms two chambers (6; 7) which are separated from one another by a separating strip (8). A drinking or dispensing spout (2) is welded with sealing action in the separating strip (8), in which case this connects the two chambers (6, 7) in the open state, the one bag chamber (6) being intended for receiving the liquid, while the other bag chamber (7), as a protective chamber, encompasses the outer spout end (9) and encloses the same with sealing action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Belcap Switzerland AG
    Inventor: Fritz Seelhofer
  • Patent number: 8020729
    Abstract: A pouring nozzle with a flange and an internal thread and an external thread, and also a cutting element having an upper rim and a lower rim formed with teeth. A screw cap with catches acts on catches of the cutting element. To make fitting easier, the cutting element and the pouring nozzle are produced as a one-piece semifinished product, wherein the cutting element is connected to the lower rim by weakened bridges so that the lower rim of the cutting element lies in a plane with the upper rim of the pouring nozzle and the teeth are protected in the pouring nozzle. This structural design allows an easy fitting which also reduces the reject rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Deltona Innovations AG
    Inventor: Werner Fritz Dubach
  • Publication number: 20110174822
    Abstract: A container (1, 2) for storing and dispensing a liquid, the container including an access port (16) having a frangible seal (18) for allowing contained liquid to be dispensed. A vent (19) permeable to vapour but impermeable to liquid is also provided so that vapour may be vented from the interior of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel Gasser, Stephen Hill
  • Publication number: 20110167570
    Abstract: A package for treating stained fabric and a method for using such package. The package can have a backing layer having a second side and a pouch layer joined thereto to form a pouch. A fluid pervious contact substrate can be joined to a first side of the backing layer. The pouch can contain a stain treatment fluid. The package can have a first position in which first and second planar regions of the backing layer are substantially in plane with one another. The package can have a second position in which first planar region and second planar region are in a substantially angularly facing relationship. In the second position the pouch can be in fluid communication with the contact substrate. The stain treatment fluid can include a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Janet Sue Littig, Morgan Thomas Leahy, Kuang-Kai Liu
  • Publication number: 20110167568
    Abstract: A package for treating stained fabric. The package can have a backing layer having a second side and a pouch layer joined thereto to form a pouch. A fluid pervious contact substrate can be joined to a first side of the backing layer. The pouch can contain a stain treatment fluid. The package can have a first position in which first and second planar regions of the backing layer are substantially in plane with one another. The package can have a second position in which first planar region and second planar region are in a substantially angularly facing relationship. In the second position the pouch can be in fluid communication with the contact substrate. The stain treatment fluid can include a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Janet Sue Littig, Morgan Thomas Leahy, Kuang-Kai Liu
  • Patent number: 7922045
    Abstract: A condiment packet is configured to be supported on a surface in a free-standing and upright position. The condiment packet is also configured to be easily opened and manipulated with one hand. The body of the condiment packet preferably has a generally pyramidal or conical shape and a generally flat base. The condiment packet may include a resilient band disposed on the condiment packet that flexes when the condiment packet is squeezed and springs back when pressured is released. Also, the condiment packet may be provided with a closure comprising a frangible bubble disposed in the opening of the condiment packet that can be ruptured by squeezing between the thumb and forefingers to open the condiment packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventors: Frank Ianna, Robert Ianna
  • Patent number: 7905369
    Abstract: A container, in particular a plastic ampule produced using a blow-molding process and filled and closed in the mold has a neck part (12) adjoining a container body (10) and threadly receiving a first cap part (14). A second cap part (16) extends at least partly between the first cap part (14) and the neck part (12) and is provided with an opening device (20). The opening device has at least one opening (22) for opening the container body (10), and can be closed by the first cap part (14). The first cap part (14) carries the second cap part (16) by the screwing-on process of the first cap part in such a way that the opening device (20) causes the container body (10) to be opened. A closure part (closure pin 26) of the first cap part (14) unblocks the opening (22) in the opening device (20) after the first cap part is unscrewed, with the second cap part (16) remaining on the neck part (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Bernd Hansen
  • Patent number: 7882991
    Abstract: A food container particularly configured for use with food products having a refuse component, such as sunflower seeds having shells and cherries having pits. The food container comprises an inner cup having a wall that encloses a receptacle that is open at the top and a chamber that is closed at the bottom. A divider separates the chamber, which stores the food product for consumption, from the receptacle, which receives the refuse. The inner cup is rotatably received in a sleeve. The consumer rotates the sleeve to align an outer opening thereon with an inner opening on the inner cup to dispense food product from the chamber. A cover closes the outer opening and prevents rotation of the sleeve. A beverage can be served in the receptacle. An indexing mechanism and a rotation mechanism can be incorporated into the food container. The food product chamber can include a freshness seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Frederick M. Schechter
  • Publication number: 20110017772
    Abstract: Sealing (peel seal) membranes for packaging aggressive or chemically reactive products such as hair colorants over long periods without seal failure are described. Advantageously, the membranes and other packaging components have a high resistance to chemical attack and exhibit other advantageous characteristics, such as good barrier properties that minimize or eliminate interaction with the external environment, chemical inertness with respect to the product, and desirable heat sealing properties for prolonged adhesion without cracking and/or product leakage. The membranes comprise an inner bonding layer comprising a blend of polyethylene (PE) with an anti-cohesion additive, and a barrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: ALCAN PACKAGING BEAUTY SERVICES
    Inventors: Marie-Paule JACOULET, Thierry MAURICE
  • Publication number: 20110006483
    Abstract: A cartridge (10) for the application of a curable composition of Form in Place Gasket (FIPG) sealant material (16) includes a membrane (12) having a base end (18), a top portion (20) opposite the base end, and side wall portions (22) intermediate the base end and the top portion. The cartridge (10) also includes a reservoir (14) defined by the membrane (12). The reservoir (14) contains FIPG sealant material (16), and the membrane (12) is rupturable to express the FIPG sealant material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Gary Svidron
  • Patent number: 7810680
    Abstract: The present invention is a top for a dispensing container. The top includes a base, a nozzle portion extending from a first end of the base, and a tab integrally formed with the nozzle portion at a neck down portion. The nozzle portion has an outer wall defining an internal conduit for passage of a liquid, powder and/or gel. The tab includes a tip end sealing the internal conduit and at least one shock absorbing portion. When the tab is twisted, the tip end is removed from the nozzle portion at the neck down portion, thereby opening the internal conduit. The shock absorbing portion can include a slot, an area with reduced thickness, a flex area, or a combination thereof. The top can be included on a container for storing liquids, powders and/or gels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Stull Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jameson P. Stull, Joseph Valley, Robert T. Auer
  • Patent number: 7661565
    Abstract: A multi layered frangible seal is bonded over the pour spout opening of flexible plastic bottles containing pourable products such as motor oil. The seal provides a leak proof closure that is strong enough to remain intact when the filled uncapped container is held in an inverted position, and at the same weak enough to break open and dispense the contents into a fill opening when a consumer squeezes the inverted container. The seal is constructed from a first layer of leak proof frangible sheet material that is bonded to a second layer of strengthening sheet material. The strengthening layer contains a cut out void configuration that forms a breaking pattern which forces the seal to break open only in the weaker single frangible layered configuration of the cut out void forming the breaking pattern when the container is squeezed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventor: Brian F. Jackman
  • Patent number: 7628296
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a two-part, reclosable pouring element for a liquid packaging, wherein the pouring element has a base member and a closure lid, wherein said closure lid is hinged on said base member by means of two bearing necks and has an opening to accommodate a tamper-proof closure and wherein said closure lid can be tilted inside the packaging material for opening of the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: SIG Allcap AG
    Inventor: Robert Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20090246085
    Abstract: A liquid storage apparatus provides a safe and easy to use device for efficiently managing liquid reagents used in a variety of laboratory equipment. The liquid storage apparatus helps reduce the likelihood of accidents, allows for flexibility of experimental design, and helps maximize the use of chemical regents to prevent waste. The apparatus includes a plurality of containers with a pierceable septum interface at each end. The apparatus also includes a lower array of needles with each of the lower needles in the lower array of needles arranged to penetrate the bottom pierceable septum of a different one of the containers. The apparatus further includes a piercing device arranged to penetrate the top pierceable septum of a different one of the containers. Each of the piercing devices include a passageway so gas can flow into the pierced container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Watson, John Price, Parris Wellamn, John Kepler
  • Patent number: 7516871
    Abstract: A package (1) having a pressure deformable container (2) and a head (3) adapted to be ruptured for the dispensing of the contained product. The dispensing head includes a neck (4) secured to the container (2) and delimiting an orifice, and a nozzle (5) secured to the neck (4), the nozzle (5) and the neck (4) each having a bearing surface oriented radially relative to the orifice and adapted to be placed into contact for securement. A process is also provided for the production of such a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Inventor: Jacques Gerbron
  • Patent number: 7506784
    Abstract: A spout assembly includes a main body coupled on an opening of a container, a lip portion formed on the main body, having an operating portion and a coupling portion, a spouting guide installed in the operation portion of the lip portion, being vertically movable, and an upper cap coupled on the coupling portion to provide seal to the main body. The lip portion is provided with a seal projection having a side exhaust hole, the seal projection sealing a lower end of the spouting guide, and the spouting guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Inventor: Jung Min Lee
  • Publication number: 20090050655
    Abstract: A condiment packet is configured to be supported on a surface in a free-standing and upright position. The condiment packet is also configured to be easily opened and manipulated with one hand. The body of the condiment packet preferably has a generally pyramidal or conical shape and a generally flat base. The condiment packet may include a resilient band disposed on the condiment packet that flexes when the condiment packet is squeezed and springs back when pressured is released. Also, the condiment packet may be provided with a closure comprising a frangible bubble disposed in the opening of the condiment packet that can be ruptured by squeezing between the thumb and forefingers to open the condiment packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Frank Ianna, Robert Ianna
  • 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: 7237698
    Abstract: A multi layered frangible seal is bonded over the pour spout opening of flexible plastic bottles containing pourable products such as motor oil. The seal provides a leak proof closure that is strong enough to remain intact when the filled uncapped container is held in an inverted position, and at the same weak enough to break open and dispense the contents into a fill opening when a consumer squeezes the inverted container. The seal is constructed from a first layer of leak proof frangible sheet material that is bonded to a second layer of strengthening sheet material. The strengthening layer contains a cut out void configuration that forms a breaking pattern which forces the seal to break open only in the weaker single frangible layered configuration of the cut out void forming the breaking pattern when the container is squeezed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: Brian Francis Jackman
  • Patent number: 7225947
    Abstract: The spout seal for combipacks consists of a bottom part (2) and a hinged lid (1) attached to it for opening and closing the seal. The bottom part (2) is fused onto a combipack with its level bottom side. It has a circular, upward-projecting overhang (11), which forms a pouring spout. The inside of the overhang (11) is open. The lid (1) forms a mold (21) that bulges out upwards on it when swiveled open, which forms a level top side that form-fits into the clearance opening (9) surrounded by the projecting lip (11) in the bottom side of the bottom part (2) when swiveled shut. This level top side either lies flush with this bottom side of the bottom part (2) or projects downward from this bottom side by up to 0.5 mm. This top side of the bulge (21) is bonded with the punched-out spot in the combipack or fused with the sealing foil of a combipack exposed through punching. When swiveling the lid (1) open, the sealing foil is cleanly torn out in the entire clearance section of the bottom part (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: SIG Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Markus Leuenberger, Jochen Kraus
  • Patent number: 7219816
    Abstract: A pre-filled disposable pipette (10) consisting of a hollow bulb (12) dimensioned to enclose a medicinal product. From a lower end (16) of the bulb (12) is attached sequentially a medicinal transfer tube (24) and a medication fill tube (32), from where the medicinal product is applied. Between a lower end (28) of the tube (24) and an upper end (34) of the tube (32) is formed a break-away notch (40). When the tube (24) or the tube (32) is rotated, the notch (40) is twisted and breaks-off, thus allowing the medicinal product to flow from the bulb (12) and be released from the tube (24). The pipette (10) includes a primary grasping tab (46) attached to an upper end (14) of the bulb (12); a secondary grasping tab (54) attached to each side of the tube (24); and a support tab (70) attached to each side of the tube (32). The invention also discloses several methods for sealing the lower tip (36) of the medication fill tube (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Zhishi Xia, Jack Yongfeng Zhang, Mary Zi-Ping Luo
  • Patent number: 7165732
    Abstract: An adapter assembly for connecting a fluid supply assembly to a fluid applicator. The adapter assembly includes an outer lid for the fluid supply assembly and an adapter. The adapter assembly provides a connection between the fluid supply assembly and the fluid applicator that can be engaged quickly, easily, and securely, and which has a strong tight seal around the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kosmyna, Ralph A. Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 7100600
    Abstract: A fluid filled ampoule comprises an ampoule body having a top end, a bottom end and a sealed interior containing a liquid. A top tab is coupled to the top end and is removable to create a drain vent in the top end. A bottom tab is coupled to the bottom end and is removable to create a drain opening in the bottom end. A movable shroud is coupled to the top end and is disposed about the top tab. The shroud is movable to permit access to the top tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Aerogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Loeffler, Richard Q. Poynter, David Rapp, Michael Klimowicz
  • Patent number: 7021505
    Abstract: A container has an opening and a nozzle disposed within the opening. The nozzle has a sealed tip that extends from the opening. A cap having an opening therethrough is secured to the nozzle. To use the container, the tip of the nozzle is cut to enable a viscous fluid to dispense therefrom at a first thickness. When the cap is re-secured to the nozzle, the opening of the cap enables the viscous food substance to dispense therefrom at a second thickness that is less than the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Catherine Franczyk