Cap Patents (Class 222/562)
  • Patent number: 10980332
    Abstract: Provided is a cosmetic applicator having an applying part at the tip end and a container containing liquid cosmetic to be applied through the applying part. A tip-most portion of the applying part is disposed at a position deviated from an axis of the applying part and an angle ? between a line perpendicular to the axis and a side ridge line at applying part end ranges from 10° to 60°, a circular flange is formed at a rear end of the applying part, a projecting length of the applying part from a front barrel ranges from 5 to 8 mm, a ratio of a major and minor axis Y, X of an opening is Y:X=1.3 to 2:1, and when A and B respectively denote an applied area at deformation load of 0.01 N and that at 0.1 N, A<B<3A is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakamura, Seiichi Takigawa, Takayuki Hayakawa, Jun Nakada
  • Patent number: 9511384
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid atomizer including a housing fitted with an inlet connectable to a liquid supply line. The housing can include a cavity with a longitudinal axis in flow communication with the inlet, at least one opening for emitting atomized liquid, and at least one vortex generating member formed with a vortex generating path in fluid communication with the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: NAANDANJAIN IRRIGATION LTD.
    Inventor: Vitaly Gandin
  • Patent number: 9010590
    Abstract: A closure includes a body having an outer skirt configured to be assembled with a container, a deck extending radially inward of the skirt, and a spout extending from the deck in a direction opposite the skirt. The spout surrounds a central portion of the deck that defines at least a first aperture having a front edge substantially flush with a front portion of the spout and a rear edge radially spaced from the rear portion of the spout by a portion of the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The J.M. Smucker Company
    Inventors: Jason Kallenbach, Phillip M. Rosegrant
  • Patent number: 8991436
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a cover device may include a body, a pad, and a grip. The body may include a first opening and at least two arms. The first opening may be in a first end of the body. At least one arm may include a first end and a second end. A first end may be coupled to a wall of the body forming the first opening. At least one arm may extend away from the body further defining and extending the first opening in the body. The pad may be positioned in the first opening in the first end of the body. The pad may absorb, during use, fluids. The body may couple, during use, to a first end of a conduit connector such that the first end is positioned in the first opening such that the first end of the conduit connector is inhibited from contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Evan Tyler Birch
  • Publication number: 20150086802
    Abstract: The present invention provides, medical rubber parts that do not physically and chemically affect the quality of preparations. The present invention relates to a medical rubber part obtained by press-molding an unvulcanized rubber mainly containing a rubber for forming a liquid-contacting portion and an unvulcanized rubber mainly containing a butyl-based rubber for forming a non-liquid-contacting portion, wherein a color difference dE between the liquid-contacting portion and the non-liquid-contacting portion is 6.0 or more in NBS units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Katsushi MAEDA, Yoshikazu MASUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150048124
    Abstract: A closure (20, 20A) is provided for a container that has an opening to the container interior wherein contents may be stored. The closure (20, 20A) includes the following: (A) a closure body (30, 30A) defining (i) a pour aperture (50) that can communicate with the container opening and that can accommodate pouring out of the contents through the pour aperture (50), and (ii) at least one vent aperture (60) that can communicate with the container opening and that can accommodate the in-venting of ambient atmosphere through the vent aperture (60) into the container, and (B) a lid (32, 32A) for closing the closure (20, 20A). The pour aperture (50) has an elongate configuration oriented along a central axis line (A) that bisects the pour aperture (50) and closure body (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: APTARGROUP, INC.
    Inventor: John M. Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 8950637
    Abstract: A fluid flow-control valve is housed within a fluid transport container or vessel. The valve is operated by a trigger actuating a plunger or shaft. The trigger is located in the handgrip space of a pouring handle so as to resiliently provide one-handed control of fluid flow from the vessel. The valve is resiliently biased to a closed state. A telescopically extendable spout is attached to and housed within the main body of the valve and may include an integral breather passageway. When the spout is retracted it locks out the operation of the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Conrad H. Wilkins
  • Patent number: 8875957
    Abstract: A sealing cap is formed of a bottom portion having a first chamber, a first axial opening, and a second axial opening, a cap portion having an opening end, a positionable end, and a second chamber, and a bendable portion integrally extending to an end edge of the opening end from an end edge of the first axial opening close to the cap portion and having a guide groove communicating with the first and second chambers. Besides, the bendable portion can be bended to make the cap portion be positioned to the bottom portion. When the sealing cap is sleeved onto an opening of a container having a flexible elongated tube, the bendable portion can be bended to force the flexible elongated tube for bending and to make the cap portion be positioned to the bottom portion, thus leading to preferable sealing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Mu-Han Ho
  • Patent number: 8863991
    Abstract: A bottle formed of a food-grade plastic material, such as clear polyethylene terephthalate, may include a frustoconical neck portion, a shoulder region, a base region, and a sidewall portion have opposed grip-enhancing surfaces, and elastically deformable pressure panels. A cap for the container may include a valve to control product leakage, and may be sized to allow inversion of the bottle. A generally trapezoidal tab of the cap may be moveable between a closed position covering a cap orifice and an open position outside the plane of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: H.J. Heinz Company
    Inventors: Wayne C. Cleary, Michael D. McMahon
  • Publication number: 20140263473
    Abstract: An injection closure system includes a bottle containing a product to be distributed and a closure attached to the bottle and including nozzles. Each of the nozzles includes two holes through which the product is distributed from the bottle. The bottle includes a plurality of teeth extending around an outer surface of the bottle and the closure includes a plurality of teeth extending around an inner surface of the closure. When the closure is in a fully attached position on the bottle, the teeth of the bottle contact the teeth of the closure to prevent the closure from being removed from the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MCCORMICK & COMPANY, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tracie L.C. Wilson, James A. Whisenhunt, Darin Pugne
  • Publication number: 20140263479
    Abstract: A cap may be used in combination with a container including a dispenser. The cap may include three walls, such as an outer wall, an intermediate wall, and an inner wall. The cap may be adapted for contacting and/or frictionally engaging the dispenser. An opening such as an aperture may be provided for receiving the dispenser, and the inner wall may form a cavity of a similar size and shape as the dispenser for ensuring an effective fit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: INOAC PACKAGING GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Raymond Akridge, Jason D. Webb
  • Patent number: 8833616
    Abstract: A flow control device is provided. The flow control device includes a body including a containing space, a discharge opening fluidly communicating with the containing space, and a pair of side holes configured to be in radial correspondence with each other; a flow control member installed in the containing space and including a pair of engaging portions corresponding to the side holes; an adapter including an adapting part coupled to the body and a hitching part for being coupled to an external container; a washer coupled to the adapting part and inserted into the body for installing the flow control member in the containing space; and a handle including an operational part, and a pair of engaging ends coupled to the operational part and engaged with the engaging portions through the side holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Jih-Liang Lin
  • Patent number: 8828920
    Abstract: A product for pre-treatment and laundering of fabric having a stained portion. The product comprising a pourable aqueous detergent composition and a dispensing cap. The cap can have a pour volume sized and dimensioned to provide for a unit dose of the detergent composition. A portion of the cap can be provided with surface irregularities for scrubbing a stain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nalini Chawla, Tom Patrick Collins, Michael David Sanders, Sherri Lynn Randall
  • Patent number: 8783523
    Abstract: A bottle for dispensing a fluid product including a body wherein a reservoir is formed, the bottle including a device for sampling having a push-button with a dispensing orifice for the product, the push-button able to be displaced reversibly on an actuating stroke of the device between a position at rest and a depressed position wherein the dispensing orifice is in communication with the reservoir by the intermediary of the device, the body including a filling valve, the reservoir having an air depression arranged to carry out filling of the reservoir through suction of the product contained in a source, the bottle further including a cap which is associated to the body by forming a sealed internal space wherein the push-button is arranged, the internal space having an air depression and being arranged to maintain the push-button in depressed position to be in communication with the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Rexam Dispensing Systems S.A.S.
    Inventors: Pierre Dumont, Jacky Lasnier, Jean-Luc Marcel Octau, Mohamed Elmeguenni, Bernard Clerget, Emmanuel Mauduit, Thomas Roosel
  • Patent number: 8777065
    Abstract: A container for use with a handheld fluid dispenser is provided. The container may include a container body having interconnected walls that define an inside space therebetween and in which liquid contents are held. An opening may extend through the container body and permit access to the liquid contents in the container body. A cap may engage the container body and be aligned with the opening of the container body. The cap may include a rim that defines an outer portion of the cap. A neck may be arranged concentrically within the rim, the neck including a bore that extends longitudinally through the neck and is aligned with the opening of the container body. A recess that has an annular shape may be defined between the rim and the neck of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy F. Knopow, Jeffrey L. Crull, Lawrence J. Fenske, Cunjiang Cheng, Cory J. Nelson, Jose M. Arevalo
  • Patent number: 8752735
    Abstract: Various pump features are provided. In a first aspect of the subject invention, an evaporation-reduction feature is provided, wherein a pump having an actuator with a nozzle is provided with a releasable cap having a first shield located to entrap a fixed volume of air about the nozzle. In a second aspect, a check valve element return feature is provided wherein a valve seat is located along the pump's internal fluid passage with a plurality of delectable spring arms extending therefrom being deflectable in response to movement of a check valve element away from the valve seat. In a third aspect, a complaint shut-off valve feature is provided. In a fourth aspect, a fluid trapping well is provided, wherein fluid may be trapped within the well portion at various angular orientations of the pump to communicate directly with the pump inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventors: Ben Z. Cohen, Nigel B. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20140151409
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the invention provides enhanced structures, devices, and techniques that allow fluids and liquid products, such as cosmetics, to dispense in a more even, smoother, and more predictable manner from fluid containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: RLM GROUP LTD.
    Inventor: RLM Group Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8714417
    Abstract: A jar body is unitarily formed as a single piece and includes an externally-threaded neck having a rim defining a jar mouth. A main body has a sidewall and a base. A shoulder extends outward from an upper end of the main body to couple the main body to the neck. An interior pour channel is formed along the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Plastek Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex S. Szekely
  • Publication number: 20140103070
    Abstract: A container for pourable washing and cleaning agents, comprising: a threadless circular container opening onto whose outwardly directed distal end is shaped a cylindrical holding ring whose outside diameter is larger than the outside diameter of the container opening, so that the container opening is set back inward with respect to the holding ring toward the center axis of the container opening; a substantially cylindrical pouring aid that comprises at least at one distal end a catch spring element, the catch spring element and the holding ring being configured in such a way that by snapping the pouring aid onto the holding ring, a liquid-tight connection that is nonreleasable for a user is constituted, and that comprises at its other distal end means for releasable connection of the pouring aid to a closure cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Muehlhausen, Ingmar Bergbohm
  • Patent number: 8690024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spray can comprising a can member (12) for holding a material that is to be sprayed, and a spray head (14) which is plugged onto a can valve located on the top face of the can member (12) and is fitted with a discharge tube (24). The spray can has an adapter which connects the spray head (14) to the discharge tube. The discharge tube (22) is connected to the adapter (16) by means of a plug-on and/or screwed connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Dispensys AG
    Inventor: Alberto C. Sogaro
  • Publication number: 20140061256
    Abstract: A dispensing nozzle cover comprising an elongated chamber having a proximal end and a distal end, where the proximal end is adapted to receive a dispensing nozzle, and the distal end is closed, a seal arranged in the vicinity of the proximal receiving end of the elongated chamber, the seal being arranged to seal against the dispensing nozzle, wherein the dispensing nozzle cover further comprises an adhesive surface area facing the ambient atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Jens Nørgaard, Jens Rasmus Andersen
  • Patent number: 8662361
    Abstract: A liquid discharging device includes a device body configured to house a liquid discharging cartridge body having a liquid discharging portion for discharge liquid, and a device body cap removably attached to the device body. When the device body cap is detached from the device body, a discharging portion cap attached to the liquid discharging cartridge body so as to protect a discharging port of the liquid discharging portion is detached from the liquid discharging portion in combination with the device body cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaya Kobayashi, Hideki Kaneko, Masaru Sugita, Masahiro Takei
  • Patent number: 8608001
    Abstract: A two shot dispensing closure wherein the spout and base component of the closure is molded in a first molding step and a repositionable cap is molded over at least the spout of the closure in a second molding step. The cap may be molded in the closed position over the spout to provide a fluidic seal between the cap and spout. The cap is repositionable between a closed position closing off an aperture of the spout and an open position thereby opening the aperture of the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Stoneberg, William C. Schmeisser
  • Patent number: 8573445
    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 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • 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: 8499985
    Abstract: A vented automatic dispending cap for use with a flexible container may generally include a body and a retainer cap attached to the body. A pressure chamber is formed between the body and retainer cap. A set of resilient spring members spaced around the body holds the retainer cap against the body, which seats a valve within a dispensing hole extending through the cap. When the container is squeezed, product in the container may be forced into the pressure chamber expanding the pressure chamber and unseating the valve, thereby allowing product to exit the dispensing opening. A lip seal around the upper circumferential edge of the body prevents fluid from leaking out of the sides of the chamber but allows air to enter the chamber for venting the flexible container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventors: Robert A. Lehmkuhl, Jeffrey A. Harding, Marc A. Briere
  • Patent number: 8496032
    Abstract: A manually operated seal/closure system for a fluid dispenser manifold is disclosed. The manifold includes at least one nozzle and, more typically, a plurality of nozzles ranging from more than one to twelve or more. The manifold housing includes a sidewall or other stationary structure. The stationary sidewall is pivotally connected to an arm. The sidewall further includes a lateral slot and a curved slot. The arm includes a proximal end pivotally coupled to the sidewall and a distal end coupled to a push plate. The closure system also includes a bracket for supporting a cup and a spring-biased seal. The bracket is coupled to the arm and slidably coupled the sidewall by a pin that extends from the bracket through the lateral slot in the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Fluid Management Operations, LLC
    Inventors: William A. Miller, Scott J. Bratthauer
  • Patent number: 8485397
    Abstract: The invention relates to a measuring actuator, a measuring cap, a protective cover, a measuring unit, and a device for fixed and variable measuring and discharging of fluid from a container. The actuator being configured for detachable and movable connection to the cap and adapted for sealing off fluid when in a non-actuated state and to discharge fluid when in an actuated state, the actuator including at least two openings, a discharge opening and a fluid inflow opening; the cap-including at least three openings, a discharge opening and an actuator receiving opening and a fluid inflow opening; the measuring unit including the cap, the actuator, and a spring; the cover for protecting the measuring unit being configured for attachment to the cap and/or the measuring unit; and the measuring device including the cover, the cap, the actuator, the spring, and the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Antula Healthcare AB
    Inventor: Hans Borje Hammarin
  • Patent number: 8474646
    Abstract: A dispensing closure system is provided for a container that has an opening to the container interior. The preferred embodiment of the system includes a closure having a closure body for extending from the container at the container opening and a lid hingedly attached to the closure body. The closure body has a dispensing spout, and the lid includes a hollow spud for entering the spout. A spud rim can be provided on the spud, extending inwardly towards the hollow interior of the spud. A lid rim can additionally or alternatively be provided on the inside surface of the lid, positioned within the hollow interior of the spud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Danks, John Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 8469290
    Abstract: An integral miniaturized nebulizer for an elastically deformable bottle (1), provided with a rotatable closing cap (5), with discharge orifice, and with a suction tube (16) immersed in the liquid to be nebulized, includes a head (3) in a single piece with a body (4) connectable to an elastically deformable bottle (1). The head (3) internally has an elbow conduit (13) for the liquid to be sprayed, extending in a longitudinal segment (14) able to engage the suction tube (16), and in a transverse segment (15) able to end in the discharge orifice of the rotatable closing cap (5) when the cap (5) is in the nebulization position. The transverse segment (15) is coaxial inside a conduit (18) of the air inside the bottle (1) and in communication therewith via a plurality of radial channels (25) drilled in the terminal end of the same transverse segment (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Emsar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Angel Ciriani
  • Patent number: 8464743
    Abstract: An inline dispersal valve that can be used with or without a base. One embodiment includes a rotatable member that is rotatable from a fluid stream obstructing condition to an out-of-the-way condition to prevent fluid diversion into the dispersal valve. Another embodiment includes a lever handle for quickly setting the amount of fluid being diverted into the inline dispersal valve. Another embodiment includes an indicator that can be viewed from a position above the inline dispersal valve. Another embodiment includes a cap that can be secured or removed without the aid of tools. Another embodiment includes a clip that allows one to disassemble the inline dispersal valve for servicing. Another embodiment includes a dispensing valve that can be reversed and still properly divert fluid into a dispersant chamber. Another embodiment includes an inline dispersal valve with a bleed valve positioned to allow one to bring the air volume in the dispersant chamber to the proper level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: King Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. King, Randy Williams, Kenneth V. Schomburg, Jeffrey Johnson, Mark Snetting
  • 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: 8434652
    Abstract: A cap for overfitting a nozzle having an elongate nozzle body; the cap having an elongate cap body with a longitudinal axis, and an outside surface and an inside surface. The cap body has closed end and an open end, with an at least one sidewall. A housing of the cap has an open end. The cap is for receiving and overfitting the nozzle body of the nozzle. The cap has three elongate spaced apart wing portions each having a wing profile each forming part of the outside surface of the cap. Each wing runs from the mouth of the cap to the closed end thereof, and each contiguous with the next so that an exterior face of one wing portion together with an exterior face of an adjacent wing portion form one continuous concave surface between each wing portion and the adjacent one. The cap has a part-helical, or skewed profile, which gives a visual indication of the direction of removal of the cap from the nozzle. A nozzle has matching depressions, which come into register with the concave surfaces of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Henkle Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Peter C. Rushe, Patrick Kealy
  • Publication number: 20130105520
    Abstract: A batter dispenser and a method of using the batter dispenser are provided. The batter dispenser includes a lower body, an upper body detachably connected to the lower body, and a dispenser member detachably connected to the upper body, the dispenser member including a first nozzle configured to control the flow of batter therethrough. The method includes placing a dry-mix ingredient of a batter into the lower body, adding a liquid ingredient of the batter to the dry-mix ingredients, assembling the batter dispenser by connecting the lower body, the upper body, and the dispensing member, shaking the batter dispenser to mix the dry-mix ingredient and the liquid ingredient to form the batter, and squeezing the upper body to cause batter to flow out of batter dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Barber, Bryce Butcher Altounian
  • Patent number: 8430259
    Abstract: A closure with a flexible diaphragm that equalizes the internal pressure of a container to the external pressure. The closure may include an inner member having a generally cylindrical wall. The cylindrical wall may include internal threads capable of engaging with external threads of the container. The closure may also include an outer member including a generally circular cap body and an annular ring extending downward from the edges of the cap body. The annular ring shrouds at least a portion of the cylindrical wall. A flexible diaphragm may be operatively attached to the top of the cylindrical wall and spaced apart from the cap body. The flexible diaphragm deflects in response to the internal pressure of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray Martinez, Neil Enciso
  • Publication number: 20120324653
    Abstract: A product for pre-treatment and laundering of fabric having a stained portion. The product comprising a pourable aqueous detergent composition and a dispensing cap. The cap can have a pour volume sized and dimensioned to provide for a unit dose of the detergent composition. A portion of the cap can be provided with surface irregularities for scrubbing a stain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Nalini Chawla, Tom Patrick Collins, Michael David Sanders
  • Patent number: 8333290
    Abstract: A discharge cap for discharging a content liquid from a container body includes a cylinder assembly that can be tightly fitted to a mouth portion of the container body. The cylinder assembly includes a cap main body provided with a main discharge cylinder, a discharge cylinder body provided with an auxiliary discharge cylinder that is smaller in diameter than the main discharge cylinder, and a lid body for opening or closing the auxiliary discharge cylinder. Hinge-connections are provided between the cap main body and the discharge cylinder body, and between the discharge cylinder body and the lid body, for allowing a selective opening of the main discharge cylinder and the auxiliary discharge cylinder, thereby readily changing the discharge amount or discharge mode of the content liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhito Kuwahara, Yoshiyuki Kakuta, Natsuo Shinozaki
  • Publication number: 20120280002
    Abstract: The nasal irrigation device has a container, a cover, a spout and a cap. The container has a neck and a tail. The cover is mounted detachably on the neck of the container and has a pressure adjusting hole. The spout is mounted detachably on the tail of the container and has a connecting tube connected to a guiding tube. The guiding tube has a nozzle. The cap is mounted detachably on the nozzle of the guiding tube of the spout. Therefore, the nasal irrigation device can be cleaned conveniently because all the components can be easily disassembled. Besides, the cap can plug the nozzle to stop a saline solution inside the container from spouting out and also can keep the nozzle clean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: SHIH-KANG MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ko-Wen HUANG
  • Patent number: 8292129
    Abstract: A dispensing device for liquid media having a housing, a medium reservoir, an outlet opening for dispensing the medium and an inlet opening for intake of air for the purpose of volume equalization in the medium reservoir, wherein a cap is provided that is fittable onto the housing and protects the outlet opening when in the fitted state. The cap closes the inlet opening in gas-tight manner from an environment on the one hand and from the outlet opening on the other hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Ing. Erich Pfeiffer GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Stadelhofer, Juergen Greiner-Perth
  • Patent number: 8267274
    Abstract: A dispensing closure system is provided for a container that has an opening to the container interior. The preferred embodiment of the system includes a closure having a closure body for extending from the container at the container opening and a lid hingedly attached to the closure body. The closure body has a dispensing spout, and the lid includes a hollow spud for entering the spout. A spud rim can be provided on the spud, extending inwardly towards the hollow interior of the spud. A lid rim can additionally or alternatively be provided on the inside surface of the lid, positioned within the hollow interior of the spud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Danks, John Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 8231033
    Abstract: A disinfectant cap for sterile liquid dispensers is disclosed. The cap includes a biocide-containing reservoir separated from the hollow interior of the cap by a rigid partition having an aperture therein for receiving the outlet port of the dispensing end of the dispenser, the cap being configured such that when in a closed configuration, the outlet port of the dispensing end extends through the aperture into the biocide-containing reservoir and the rigid partition is configured such that when the cap is removed from the dispensing end the biocide is retained in the reservoir. This may be achieved by selecting the size of the aperture such that when the cap is removed from the dispensing end the biocide is retained in the reservoir by surface tension. Or the partition may be provided with a hinged flap which seals the aperture when the cap is removed from the dispensing end and which is moved away from the aperture when the outlet port extends through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: 0736413 B.C. Ltd.
    Inventor: Garth T. Webb
  • Publication number: 20120187149
    Abstract: The cosmetic product device comprises a container presenting an orifice for dispensing a product; and a cap presenting an internal portion in relief, such as a lip, arranged to pass over the orifice while closing the container with the cap, and to lie at a distance from the orifice when the cap closes the container. The cap is arranged in such a manner that while it is keeping the container closed it bears against the orifice and closes it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: CHANEL PARFUMS BEAUTE
    Inventors: Jean-Eudes Pouchain, Nicolas Mathieu
  • Patent number: 8167178
    Abstract: A perfume bottle sealing structure includes a cover, which is covered on the bottleneck of a perfume bottle and has an air hole and a tubular center shaft defining a longitudinal fluid passage, and a seal that is fastened to the top end of the tubular center shaft to seal the longitudinal fluid passage and the air hole during transportation of the perfume bottle and, which has a plug rod and a bottom pin respectively fitted into the longitudinal fluid passage and the air hole to seal the bottleneck when the seal is fastened to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Ing Wen Precision Ent. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuan-Wen Yu
  • Publication number: 20120091171
    Abstract: A dust cover is provided for selectively blocking a pour spout nozzle to prevent the entry of insects, dust, or other substances into a container such as a bottle on which the pour spout is mounted. The dust cover can be molded as a single piece composed of any selected fibrous material or non-fibrous material, whether fully or partially biodegradable or not biodegradable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Clyde Bahnson Lovelace, III, Jason Larson
  • Patent number: 8100295
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly comprises a syringe and at least one accessory, such as a mixer or a closure cap. The syringe defines a first fastening area with a first pair of retaining elements, and the accessory defines a second fastening area with a second pair of retaining elements. The accessory has a housing with two mutually opposite, compressible housing portions. These housing portions are offset in relation to the second pair of retaining elements along the circumference of the housing. The fastening areas are configured such that the accessory is capable to be slipped-on the syringe and removable therefrom without a twisting motion, by applying pressure to the compressible housing portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Medmix Systems AG
    Inventor: Wilhelm A. Keller
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8074849
    Abstract: A toggle-action dispensing closure is provided for manipulation between a closed, non-dispensing orientation and an open, dispensing orientation that is easily assembled, resists inadvertent opening and has an improved aesthetic appearance for variously shaped closures. The closure includes an actuator rotationally mounted on a housing whereby the housing may be secured to a container. The axis of rotation of the actuator is asymmetrically disposed in the housing. The actuator has a rear flange with an articulatable hinge that is longer than its front flange. When the closure is securely mounted to a container, the portion of the rear flange below the hinge resiliently contacts the container assisting in preventing inadvertently opening the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Christopher Domoy, Michael Lyons
  • Publication number: 20110284589
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container cap and includes a container engaging section, a spout section, a closure member, and a slidable hinge assembly. The spout section comprises a protrusion extends from the top surface of the cap, at least one outlet opening formed adjacent to the top surface of the protrusion, and a dispensing tip that is located adjacent to the outlet opening. The slidable hinge assembly formed between the spout section and closure member connects the closure member and the spout section. The slidable hinge assembly comprises a hinge member and a guide member that is fitted into a guide rail integrally formed on the outer surface of the spout section for guiding the guide member. The closure member is coupled to the spout section with the hinge member and the guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: TRICORBRAUN INC.
    Inventor: Marco Serrano
  • Patent number: 8056766
    Abstract: This assembly is of the type including: a container (4) for containing the liquid; a liquid dispensing device (6), including: a spout (20) through which liquid can pass out and air can come in; and elements (28) for filtering liquid and air passing through the spout (20); and a cap (14) for closing the container (4). One feature of the invention is that the assembly includes elements (38, 41, 39) for encouraging the entrance of air and/or the return of a residual quantity of liquid trapped in the spout (20) after dispensing some liquid, through the filtering elements (28), into the container (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Rexam Pharma
    Inventor: Guillaume Grevin
  • Publication number: 20110272439
    Abstract: A discharge structure for a liquid container for, for instance, instant adhesive agents, including a container casing having a nozzle opening, a nozzle open/close member integrally made of plastic material and having a spring portion and an open/close rod extending from the spring portion and elastically urged toward the nozzle opening, and a cap detachably fitted on the container. The cap has an abutting section at its inside deep end so as to push the projecting tip end of the tapered end of the open/close rod into the nozzle opening and contacts the nozzle opening to close it. The nozzle opening is opened during the process of removal of the cap to release inside high pressure and then closed by the tapered end, thus preventing abrupt discharge of the inside adhesive when the tapered end is pushed into the nozzle opening upon use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kuboshima