With Integral Gripping Means (e.g., Pull Tab) Patents (Class 222/541.9)
  • Patent number: 9938043
    Abstract: An end closure for food and beverage containers is provided. The end closure comprises a score fracture force reduction feature. Thus, less force is required by a user to fracture the score and open the opening in the end closure. In one embodiment, the score fracture force reduction feature is a collapsible form raised above the center panel and having a score line and a coined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Ball Corporation
    Inventors: Howard C. Chasteen, Anthony J. Scott, Mark A. Jacober
  • Patent number: 9364393
    Abstract: A dosing system for analgesic liquid suspensions including unit dose containers made using blow-fill-seal (BFS) technology. The containers come in various sizes and hold appropriate doses for specific weight ranges. Each container has body with a compartment for holding the liquid, finger rests for squeezing the container to expel the liquid, a tab at one end for labeling, and a twist-off closure at the other end. In the larger containers, the opening end has a lip rest, which is a flattened section that includes opposed, curved depressions. In the smallest container, the opening end has a long tapered neck. The suspension has a relatively low viscosity to ensure more complete dose evacuation from the container. The containers will be sold in assemblages of various combinations of sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: HealthStar, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Grabowski, Peter J. DeCoste, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9321567
    Abstract: A closure comprising a main portion and a flip-top portion are provided. The main portion comprises a tab and at least one rib. The flip-top portion is operatively connected to the main portion and is movable with respect to the main portion. The tab can be configured to break at least partially away from the at least one rib as a result of downward force applied to the tab. The at least one rib can be configured to spiral partially away from the tab and the main portion when the tab is pulled in an upward direction away from the main portion. The tab and the at least one rib comprise a tamper evident seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Weatherchem Corporation
    Inventors: Barry Daggett, Brian David Groubert
  • Patent number: 9205961
    Abstract: A hinged closure lid made of plastic for placing onto a container, has a main part which has a dispenser opening, a lid which is mounted pivotably on the main part and, in a closure position resting on the main part, closes the dispenser opening, and an actuating part which is connected integrally to the main part and is mounted thereon so as to be adjustable between an inoperative position and an actuating position. The lid can be adjusted from the closure position in the direction of an open position when the actuating part is in the actuating position. The actuating part here is connected to the main part via at least one flexible web serving as a predetermined breaking point, the web is destroyed when the actuating part is first adjusted into the actuating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: KRALLMANN KUNSTSOFFVERARBEITUNG GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Gonnert, Kerstin Krallmann, Rainer Krallmann
  • Patent number: 9033193
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved an improved cap (40) for a bottle (1) which comprises a frangible device interface (100) including a valve part (52) and a tethered pull-ring (70), which frangible device interface may be removed from the cap preferably after the contents of the bottle are exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER LLC
    Inventors: XiaoYou Dong, ZhiHao Liang, XianZhi Zhou
  • Patent number: 8939306
    Abstract: The lid of a beverage can has two punched segments, breaking of which forms the respective openings for allowing the liquid to flow out and the air to enter. Breaking of these punched parts is performed by pivoting upwards a main ring mounted on a rivet of the lid and, after breaking open the punched part, pushing downwards a secondary lever with cutting pressure pieces which cut into the punched parts so as to cause breakage thereof. The said secondary lever is mounted on the same rivet, having an end segment which rests against a stop of the ring in order to prevent in the rest condition the pressure pieces cutting into the punched parts. In another simpler embodiment, the secondary lever is dispensed with, so that the pressure piece is incorporated along the contour of the associated main ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Ramón Tamarit Ríos
  • Publication number: 20140319174
    Abstract: A container and dispenser in conical shape for edible or non-edible substances is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: PINAR HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Pieter Weyts
  • Publication number: 20140263474
    Abstract: A one-piece dispensing closure for a pouch-like container includes an integrally formed closure body, dispensing neck, hinged cap, a tamper-evident closure system and a latch for maintaining the cap in an open position. The closure body includes a “canoe”-shaped skirt portion which is heat sealed to a film-like pouch and a neck portion having a dispensing orifice for dispensing a product from the pouch. A cap is connected to the closure body by a living hinge to allow the user to selectively open and close the container. The dispensing closure further includes a tamper-evident tear strip that is integrally formed with the cap body, and detachable from the cap body. A ledge formed on the inner surface of the tear strip engages an interfitting locking tab formed on the outer surface of the closure body to prevent opening of the cap without removing the tear strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MWV Slatersville, LLC
    Inventors: Clifford W. Skillin, Patrick J. Brannon
  • Patent number: 8827094
    Abstract: A closure comprising a solid color spout and a transparent overcap is adapted to be sealed to a container neck by means of a double-sided foil. The overcap has a depending valve, which engages with the spout to hold these components together prior to assembly to the container. The spout has a flange adapted to seat on a rim of the container neck and an annular wall that is received within the container neck. The foil is welded to the flange and is also used to weld the closure to a rim of a container neck of standard threaded design. The overcap can screw to an external thread on the container neck. The primary ex-factory seal is provided by welding the assembled closure to the neck. The secondary seal is provided by the engagement of the overcap valve with the spout. The invention discloses an improved method of assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Babco Closures Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Michael McGeough, Henning von Spreckelsen
  • Patent number: 8814004
    Abstract: A tamper evident, pull-out flexible spout for use in combination with a container lid wherein a cap can only be removed from the threaded end of the spout by lifting a pair of bail rings which are attached to the cap by way of a set of frangible connectors and thereafter pulling the spout out from the stored position at least part way toward the use position thereby to disengage lugs on an exterior surface of the cap from a pair of one-way stops on an interior surface of the spout ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Letica Corporation
    Inventors: Anton Letica, Randall J. Corbett, John R. Selina
  • Patent number: 8770450
    Abstract: A gable top or other container having a spout fitment is disclosed. The spout includes a base, a chute, a closure, and a tear line. The base is adapted to be joined to a wall of a container, and defines an opening. The chute communicates with the opening. The chute has a first end at least partially surrounding the opening and a second end spaced from the first end. The closure is positioned to close the chute. The tear line defines a seal of the closure. The tear line is adapted to be broken readily, without relative rotation between the closure and the chute of the spout about an axis generally perpendicular to the base, to open the spout. The base, spout, closure, and tear line can be injection molded as one integrally formed piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Capitol Plastic Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Herve Pichot
  • Publication number: 20140166699
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a dispensing system with a disposable liner including a bag; a nozzle positioned at a first end of the bag; and an openable portion on the nozzle, wherein the bag and nozzle are adapted to be inserted into a dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Charles Stehli, JR., Donald Pansier, Robert DeMatteis
  • Patent number: 8733600
    Abstract: A dispensing closure system, a package including the same, a method of making the package on a form-fill-seal machine and a method of dispensing flowable products from the package are disclosed. The package includes an openable port in a wall in communication with the package's interior. The closure system comprises a fitment having a hollow body member, a resilient valve, and retainer assembly. The body member is secured to the package's wall and encircles the openable port. The valve is held in the body member by the retainer assembly, which comprises a retaining ring and a cap integrally connected to each other by a frangible connection. The cap includes a handle which may be pulled to break the frangible connection to remove the cap and thereby expose the valve for a dispensing probe to be extended therethrough to dispense the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Pritchard
  • Patent number: 8720749
    Abstract: A portable mouthwash carrying device is provided for transporting and using a single use portion of mouthwash. The device includes a pouch having a closed bottom. A perimeter wall extends upwardly from the closed bottom. The closed bottom and the perimeter wall define an interior space of the pouch. A tab is coupled to and extends from the pouch. The interior space extends into a bottom of the tab. The tab is removable from the pouch to form an opening into the interior space. A fluid, more particularly mouthwash, is contained in the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Louis Greco
  • Patent number: 8708199
    Abstract: A unified system, device and method for bulk dispensing a product in a safe and sanitary environment preventing micro and macro contamination, adulteration and product mix-up. The system comprises a bulk product dispenser having a discharge valve; a container/bag holding to-be-dispensed product in a UV-proof, fluid-impermeable, sealed environment, having a tear-tab adapted for releasing the product from outside the dispenser; and a containment device removably attachable with the discharge valve which measures and dispenses the product to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Edward James
  • Patent number: 8701943
    Abstract: A piston pump assembly in which a piston-forming element to be received in a piston chamber of a piston chamber-forming member carries a removable stop flange member which may be secured to the piston chamber-forming member to provide a retention stop to prevent the piston-forming element from being removed from the piston chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Gotohti.com Inc.
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones, Zhenchun (Tony) Shi
  • Patent number: 8701947
    Abstract: A container and dispenser in conical shape for edible or non-edible substances is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Pinar Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Pieter Weyts
  • Patent number: 8690013
    Abstract: The single-use applicator used for discharging a filling substance and comprising a substance receiving chamber provided with an outlet is characterized in that the receiving chamber comprises an outwardly curved wall and an opposite wall which is provided with a surrounding web which engages into the cavity of the curved wall on the edge thereof, and that the curved wall is shaped such that it can be smoothly pressed onto the web and the interposed area of the opposite wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Gaplast GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Kneer
  • Patent number: 8672904
    Abstract: A medical system comprising apparatus and methods for improved irrigation and lavage in wound management. The device attaches to at least one irrigation fluid source and is configured to administer the fluid indirectly to a wound or tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph P. Schultz
  • Publication number: 20140054332
    Abstract: A can end is provided, which includes a center panel having a radius, a tab fastened to the center panel, and a scoreline defining a tear panel in the end panel. The tab is operable to sever the scoreline and open the tear panel to provide an opening in the can end. The tear panel includes an enlarged portion extending outwardly toward the center panel radius, thereby enlarging the opening. The enlarged portion forms an easy pour spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: STOLLE MACHINERY COMPANY , LLC
    Inventors: James A. Mcclung, Aaron E. Carstens, Jason A. Davidson
  • Publication number: 20140008388
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a fitment, a neck portion, and a mouthpiece. In various embodiments, the fitment may be configured to attach the apparatus substantially permanently with a flexible pouch containing edible material. In one embodiment, the fitment may include a first hole configured to provide an exit point for the edible material from the flexible pouch. In various embodiments, the neck portion may be configured to connect the fitment and a mouthpiece portion. In one embodiment, the neck portion may include a channel configured to transmit the edible material from the hole of the fitment to the mouthpiece. In various embodiments, the mouthpiece may be configured to facilitate eating of the edible material. In one embodiment, the mouthpiece may include a concave portion configured to hold the edible material, and a second hole configured to transmit the edible material from the neck portion to the concave portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Paula Johansen, Jennifr Radspinner
  • Patent number: 8602387
    Abstract: This invention provides a valve for a flowable material. The valve has a body defining a bore defined therein. An opening is defined in the side of the bore for material to flow from the bore. The valve also has an actuatable member which is movable along the bore to control the extent of an uncovered area of the opening defined in the bore to control the flow of material through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: ITW New Zealand Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Nicholson Wrigley, Yeong-Heng Koo, Matthew James Towers
  • Patent number: 8573423
    Abstract: A closure comprising a solid colour spout and a transparent overcap is adapted to be sealed to a container neck by means of a double-sided foil. The overcap has a depending valve, which engages with the spout to hold these components together prior to assembly to the container. The spout has a flange adapted to seat on a rim of the container neck and an annular wall that is received within the container neck. The foil is welded to the flange and is also used to weld the closure to a rim of a container neck of standard threaded design. The overcap can screw to an external thread on the container neck. The primary ex-factory seal is provided by welding the assembled closure to the neck. The secondary seal is provided by the engagement of the overcap valve with the spout. The invention discloses an improved method of assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Babco Closures Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Michael McGeough, Henning von Spreckelsen
  • Patent number: 8561843
    Abstract: A spout (20) which attaches to a container body (10), wherein the spout (20) is provided with a spout body (21), and a closing portion (22) which closes a discharge port of the aforementioned spout body (21); the aforementioned spout body (21) has an attachment (24) which is attached to a container body (10) in a liquid-tight manner, and an outer cylinder (25) which is positioned on the outer side of the container body (10); and the closing portion (22) is connected to a discharge port of the outer cylinder (25) in a manner which enables it to be snapped off, and is provided with projections (29) which extend toward the spout body (21) side. In addition, there is a spouted container (1) to which the aforementioned spout (20) is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Umenaka
  • Patent number: 8544687
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for dispensing a viscous material, comprising; a display card comprising at least one first crease at least partially along an axis of the card; and a viscous material dispenser, comprising a container suspended from the display card along the at least one first crease to permit folding the card at the crease to compress the container to express material from the container through a container tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Neal Sharp, Sven Newman, David C. Thomsen, Anita G Mooy, Jeffrey J. Davis
  • Publication number: 20130251860
    Abstract: A package for use in holding, dispensing, and spreading a viscous substance, such as a condiment. The package may include a thin-walled rigid planar member with at least one centrally-located opening, a flexible membrane forming a sealed reservoir on one surface and a flexible membrane forming a removable cover over the opening on the opposing surface. The reservoir membrane may be permanently sealed to the rigid planar member about a perimeter that surrounds the perforation. The cover, reservoir membrane and the rigid planar member form a sealed cavity with which to safely store and transport the contents, with the cover being removed for dispensing and spreading purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth Dale Johannaber
  • Publication number: 20130228591
    Abstract: A product dispenser package for storing a viscous product for personal use comprises a container including an interior chamber extending to a sealable opening, the interior chamber being structured and disposed for holding the viscous product, and whereby squeezing one's fingers against the container and directing one's fingers along the length of the container from the bottom end of the container towards the top end of the container forces the viscous product out of the interior chamber through the opening. In a preferred embodiment, a portion of the relevant end of the dispenser package is folded over on itself to prevent inadvertent emission of the product. The folded segments may be sealed with a food grade adhesive or held together by a band sized for engaged receipt of the folded segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Diana Foster
  • Patent number: 8485400
    Abstract: A pouch with a nozzle has a reliable dispensing opening. The pouch holds liquid contents. The pouch has a shell portion formed by sealing two plies of plastic together to form a pouch volume and a nozzle portion which communicates with the inside of the shell portion. The nozzle portion is formed by a series of embossments which form a reliably open passage for dispensing fluid. Three sets of embossments include a plane shape, a dot shape or a line shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Souichi Kawakami, Kazumi Ozawa, Koichi Ishizaka, Takayuki Aikawa, Kazuyuki Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 8464918
    Abstract: A child resistant dispenser that is child resistant without assistance from secondary child resistant packaging. The child resistant dispenser includes a locking mechanism disposed between a cap and a housing and the cap is frangibly coupled to the housing. The child resistant dispenser may be formed of a single material that is suitable for a blow-fill-seal process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Unicep Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Harris, Les Greer
  • Patent number: 8453889
    Abstract: A spout cap having a two steps type straw part comprises a coupling part fixedly coupling with the pouring hole of the metal container; a first straw part extending at a predetermined length on the interior face of the coupling part; a cap coupling part having a pouring outlet through which contents in the metal container flow out, wherein the cap coupling part is selectively positioned in an overlapped disposition or an unfolded disposition with respect to the first straw part; an extension part between the first straw part and the cap coupling part, wherein the extension part is capable of extending the unfolded length when the cap coupling part is unfolded with respect to the first straw part; a second straw part extended from the upper inner face of the extension member at a predetermined length and coupled with the lower end of the cap coupling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Dae Ryuk Can Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bong-June Park
  • Patent number: 8434643
    Abstract: A disposable dual chamber dispenser that contains separate products until a time of use. The disposable dual chamber dispenser includes an outer dispenser encapsulating an inner dispenser, where the outer dispenser is compliant and the inner dispenser is substantially less compliant than the outer dispenser and configured to break at a failure zone. The outer dispenser may be formed of a single material that is suitable for a blow-fill-seal process and the inner dispenser may be formed of another single material, different than the single material forming the outer dispenser, that is also suitable for a blow-fill-seal process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventors: Ryan Harris, Marcus Anderson, Les Greer, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130105515
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for storing and dispensing a product and methods of making the apparatus and methods of assembling the apparatus. In one embodiment is a latch system for a two-component, side-by-side cartridge apparatus in which each cartridge is sealed by a compatibly configured piston. Traversal of the piston over the latch forms a sealed filling end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Plas-Pak Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Plas-Pak Industries, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130092713
    Abstract: A fitment for use in the discharge of pourable contents from a container wherein the constancy of uniform flow of contents from the container is minimally, if at all, adversely affected by the need for accommodating inflow of ambient air into the container as the contents are discharged from the container, the fitment including a conduit an exit end having an ellipsoidal cross-sectional geometry including a minor portion and an major portion, the geometry of the conduit exit being oriented uppermost toward (topwise of) the top end of the container. A method is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Evergreen Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Mabee, Christopher M. Roeder
  • Patent number: 8408409
    Abstract: A bottle closure includes the unitarily-molded combination of: an internally-threaded sidewall; a tamper indicator ring; and a hinge connecting the ring to the sidewall. The hinge permits the ring to be shifted from an initial position to an installation position. The installation position is essentially coaxially aligned with the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Plastek Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex S. Szekely
  • Publication number: 20130026183
    Abstract: A single use dispenser package is configured and sized for storing and dispensing a single serving of a liquid or viscous product. An elongated stem on one end of the dispenser package is provided, having an aperture adaptable for dispensing a variety of products, ranging from liquid to considerably viscous products. To prevent inadvertent emission of the product, and in order to keep the opening of the dispenser package closed and sanitary prior to use, a portion of the relevant end of the dispenser package is folded over on itself and sealed with a food grade adhesive. The food grade adhesive seal may be easily broken by the user for dispensing the liquid or viscous product. The single use dispenser packages are tube-shaped to allow for easy squeezing and emission of the product out of the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Diana Foster
  • Patent number: 8308031
    Abstract: A container having a receptacle and a cover is disclosed. The receptacle includes a generally rectangular base portion, a continuous sidewall portion, and a collar. The sidewall portion includes a lower end and an upper end. The lower end of the sidewall portion is coupled to the base portion and the upper end defines an opening. The collar extends around the sidewall portion proximate the upper end. The cover is coupled to the receptacle and includes a top portion, a skirt, a flap, and a tear strip. The skirt extends downwardly from the periphery of the top portion. The flap is hingeably coupled to the top portion proximate a corner of the closure and is moveable between an open position in which access is provided to the opening in the receptacle and a closed position in which the opening in the receptacle is closed. The flap includes a closing apparatus to releasably retain the flap in the closed position. The tear strip is removable and is coupled to the flap and the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Vogel, Terrence M. Parve, Gary Swetish, Michael Phillips
  • Patent number: 8292133
    Abstract: A vented closure assembly for a container, the container including a raised outlet defining a dispensing opening, includes a closure body having a nestable and extendable spout formed with a generally cylindrical section, a frustoconical section, and a transition region, including an invertible fold, located between these two sections. The generally cylindrical section defines an outlet opening and a threaded closing cap is assembled to the generally cylindrical section for closing off the outlet opening. A retainer is used for connecting the closure body to the raised outlet wall and the spout includes a thicker wall portion for enabling the closure body to maintain a selected orientation. A plurality of venting ears are used to help provide the venting capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Rieke Corporation
    Inventors: Gary M. Baughman, Lynn A. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20120241480
    Abstract: A closure (1) for a container, comprises a body (2) and an insert (3): The insert has a retaining section (36) for fitting it into the body (2). The retaining section (36) has a part engageable by a container neck such that, in use, the insert becomes trapped between the neck and the body. The body includes a jaw portion (30; 32) which clamps onto the container to trap the insert (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Derek John Hindle, Jamie Fox
  • Publication number: 20120152984
    Abstract: A spout (20) which attaches to a container body (10), wherein the spout (20) is provided with a spout body (21), and a closing portion (22) which closes a discharge port of the aforementioned spout body (21); the aforementioned spout body (21) has an attachment (24) which is attached to a container body (10) in a liquid-tight manner, and an outer cylinder (25) which is positioned on the outer side of the container body (10); and the closing portion (22) is connected to a discharge port of the outer cylinder (25) in a manner which enables it to be snapped off, and is provided with projections (29) which extend toward the spout body (21) side. In addition, there is a spouted container (1) to which the aforementioned spout (20) is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: HOSOKAWA YOKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Umenaka
  • Publication number: 20120118920
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging comprising: a rigid shell that can be deformed by having a user apply pressure, said shell forming a storage space (1) containing a liquid or pasty substance; a breakage area (6) for releasing an applicator (3) for ejecting the liquid or pasty substance from said packaging; and a gripping area (5) including an escape path (7) for said liquid or pasty substance, the escape path being naturally closed when the user applies no pressure such that the liquid or pasty substance is prevented from being discharged after opening the packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: VIRBAC SA
    Inventors: Bertrand Havrileck, Michel Robin
  • Publication number: 20120037670
    Abstract: A nozzle is provided for dispensing a viscous material. The nozzle includes an elongated nozzle body defining a hollow passage formed between a base and the tapered end. The tapered end is initially closed for preventing discharge of material from within the passage. A removable tip portion is formed within the tapered end of the nozzle body. The removable tip is formed by a tear tab projecting from the tapered end and a removable tear strip formed within the sidewall of the nozzle body and connected to the tab. The tear strip is defined by spaced, longitudinally extending tear lines within the sidewall and includes at least two removable sections along the length of the strip. The tear tab forms a starting mechanism for transferring an opening force to the tear strip to remove the sections of the strip to form a discharge opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20120024905
    Abstract: The single-use applicator used for discharging a filling substance and comprising a substance receiving chamber provided with an outlet is characterized in that the receiving chamber comprises an outwardly curved wall and an opposite wall which is provided with a surrounding web which engages into the cavity of the curved wall on the edge thereof, and that the curved wall is shaped such that it can be smoothly pressed onto the web and the interposed area of the opposite wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Roland Kneer
  • Patent number: 8083102
    Abstract: A flexible pouch having a removable cap for use with the tube spout fitment and a method of filling the flexible pouch is provided. The removable cap is formed from a tube of pliable material, and has a first opening and a second opening. The first and second openings each have a peripheral edge. The peripheral edge of the first opening is configured to engage the outer surface of the tube spout fitment. The peripheral edge of the second opening is pressed onto itself and sealed so as to form a flattened edge. The method includes the steps mounting the removable cap onto the tube spout fitment. Filling the pouch, and sealing the second opening of the removable cap so as to form a flattened edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Publication number: 20110303703
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a controlled dose of a substance wherein the apparatus includes a compressible tube portion, a tip portion extending from the tube portion sized to receive a substance to be dosed, and a breakaway portion being removably coupled to the tip portion. The breakaway portion reveals an aperture in the tip portion upon removal of the breakaway portion. Finally, a valve member is slidably disposed in the tip portion such that the valve member can be movable in response to fluid pressure and/or manual force application to urge the substance within the tip portion out of the aperture as a controlled dose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Don F. Yeager, Paul H. Andrews, Michael K. Carter, Jerome P. Rosenthal, David J.G. Jones, Kevin R. Clover
  • Patent number: 8070016
    Abstract: A pouch is formed out of two sheets of plastic heat sealed over most of the edge length. The pouch has an expanding bottom feature and has a pouring spout formed by raised impressions in the corresponding sheets of plastic that form matching embossments. When the pouch is squeezed, the embossments open further apart to form a larger fluid passage at the outlet. The outlet of the pouch is opposite the bottom of the pouch and in at least one embodiment has a region on both sides of the outlet that are kept free from heat sealing during manufacture. The outlet also has a frangible line of weakness for easy opening. The outlet passage has two sets of embossments that meet along a center line to more fully expand the central portion of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soichi Kawakami, Kazumi Ozawa, Koichi Ishizaka, Takayuki Aikawa
  • Patent number: 8066141
    Abstract: A sealed package for pourable food products includes a removable portion and a closable opening device. The opening device has a frame defining a pour opening and fixed to the package about the removable portion, and a cap fitted to the frame to close the pour opening and movable to free the pour opening. A pull-off opening device is housed in the frame and has a rigid plane integral with the removable portion and extractable from the frame, by pulling action, together with part of the removable portion. A pull tab of sheet material is interposed between the removable portion and the plate and attached to both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance SA
    Inventors: Cristiano Casale, Sara De Simoni
  • Patent number: 8047394
    Abstract: A safety device for at least one container, in particular a blow-molded plastic container, preferably in ampoule form, has a supply part (5) for accommodating a medium which can be dispensed via a container opening (9). The container opening (9) can be closed by a first safety part (11) which counteracts opening forces with a predefinable resistance. The predefinable resistance can be overcome for the release of the container opening (9) with the aid of a second safety part (15) which interacts with the first safety part (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Bernd Hansen
  • Publication number: 20110248045
    Abstract: A disposable dual chamber dispenser that contains separate products until a time of use. The disposable dual chamber dispenser includes an outer dispenser encapsulating an inner dispenser, where the outer dispenser is compliant and the inner dispenser is substantially less compliant than the outer dispenser and configured to break at a failure zone. The outer dispenser may be formed of a single material that is suitable for a blow-fill-seal process and the inner dispenser may be formed of another single material, different than the single material forming the outer dispenser, that is also suitable for a blow-fill-seal process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: Unicep Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Harris, Marcus Anderson, 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: 8025171
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fuel paste tin, comprising a dished tin body (1) and a sealing lid (3), fixed to the tin body (1) with two pre-scored lines (6), along which a partial lid section (7) may be removed from the sealing lid (3) by breaking a material connection to generate a precisely defined opening (4, 10, 11) in the sealing lid (3). The invention permits the production of fuel paste tins with may be employed directly as paste burners with a desired burn capacity and burn duration, which are economic to produce and cause little litter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Firestar AG
    Inventors: Michele Cassol, Beat A. Knabenhans, Walter Rufener