Screw Patents (Class 222/568)
  • Patent number: 10906055
    Abstract: The device for packaging and dispensing a product comprises a container (12), a moveable piston (16) mounted inside the container and delimiting at least one compartment (22) containing the product, and a dispensing member (14) mounted on the container and comprising at least one outlet orifice in communication with the compartment. The container comprises an adapter portion for the dispensing member provided with an outer skirt (12d) extending from an end wall (12c) of the container, with an inner skirt (12e) radially surrounded at least in part by the outer skirt and with a wall (12f) connecting the outer and inner skirts, the wall and the skirts delimiting a groove (30) oriented axially on the side opposite to the compartment (22) and inside which the dispensing member (14) is fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Jin Seok Kim, Vincent Jacquart, Stéphane Leroux
  • Patent number: 10480700
    Abstract: A nozzle device for dispensing flowable substances, having a support and a nozzle element arranged at least in part within this support, which element is suitable and intended for dispensing the flowable substance, and having a first coupler, in order to arrange the nozzle device detachably to a supply for the flowable substance. According to the invention, the nozzle device has a second coupler in order to fasten the nozzle device detachably to a further nozzle device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AGROTOP GMBH
    Inventor: Steffen Graef
  • Patent number: 10315348
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus used for filling and decorating of foods, comprising in some embodiments a one-piece, funnel-shaped bag with a soft side wall, having an open first end at the “top” through which food material and coloring agents can be inserted into the bag and a closed second end at the “bottom” end of the funnel, with an integral, malleable, conical shaped, discharge orifice. The orifice may have serrations or ridges extending inwardly from the internal wall of the orifice, running longitudinally or parallel to the cone axis. The orifice may be initially closed or manufactured with a small opening. The orifice may be made of a material capable of being cut to yield an exit opening. The inwardly extending serrations that remain after a cut may insure that the material is “treated” as it is expelled from the bag through the orifice to yield a ribbon candy design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Brenda Marie Grimes, Charles Wilson Grimes
  • Patent number: 9937518
    Abstract: An application nozzle for an application system for gel-like or pasty compositions. The application nozzle includes an inlet region and an outlet region for the composition, and a plane, extending in a longitudinal direction of the application nozzle. The outlet region includes a contact region for the application nozzle on a substrate standing perpendicular to the plane and an outlet opening for the composition. The contact region and the outlet opening are delineated from one another structurally as two separate sections that are kinked with respect to one another, and the contact region is at least partly slanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventors: Thomas Brodbeck, Andreas Hufschmid, Manuel Buck
  • Publication number: 20150144665
    Abstract: A closure arrangement for a liquid container comprises a container neck and a cap, a threaded portion and a closure portion for closing a bore of the neck when the cap is closed. The closure portion comprises a plurality of apertures. It engages prevents liquid flow through the apertures when the cap is closed. Another closure arrangement may comprise a first opening and a second opening for venting air into the container; a spout being movably mounted to the container and movable between first and second relative positions; such that in the first position of the spout, the air vent is open and liquid may be poured from the container through the spout and in a second position, the first and second openings are closed by sealing engagement with the spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: James Barrie Harper
  • Patent number: 9038866
    Abstract: An application tip and method for dispensing a fluid into a hole, the tip having a hollow housing or body with an open end and a closed end, the open end configured to be removably attached to and in fluid communication with a fluid source, the closed end including a nozzle having at least one passage or fluid outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Orbital ATK, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob L. Nelson, Mark A. Sikkink
  • Patent number: 9033194
    Abstract: A dispenser including a chamber having a cavity, a spout in communication with the cavity and having an inner surface, a rotatable dial in communication with the spout and having an outer surface, and wherein the dial is positioned at least partially within the spout and rotates coaxially with the spout for dispensing a product within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Al Grabowski, James Kusbel
  • Publication number: 20150129610
    Abstract: A fitment assembly is operable to dispense confectionary from a container and to operably support a decorating nozzle through which the dispensed confectionary is discharged. The fitment assembly includes a fitment body and a coupler. The coupler includes a coupler ring presenting a ring opening, with the fitment body extending into the ring opening. The coupler further includes a coupler cap covering the fitment opening and removably attached to the coupler ring along a line of weakness. The coupler cap is separable from the coupler ring along the line of weakness to expose the fitment opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Ciecorka, Sarah Key
  • Patent number: 9027798
    Abstract: A pouring adaptor assembly compatible with multiple bucket lid types includes a pouring tube and a threaded adaptor. The pouring tube includes an opening and an angled proximate end for steadily pouring a liquid. The threaded adaptor includes an inner thread and an outer thread, the two threads for connecting to bucket lid openings of varying widths. The pouring tube includes a tapered lower ridge for snap connecting to a bucket lid having a non-threaded opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Allway Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Gringer, Yuan Fang Cheng
  • Patent number: 8991662
    Abstract: A dispensing adaptor is disclosed for tubes of high viscosity compositions. The adaptor includes an adaptor body, the interior of which defines a tube tip receiving opening having a size and shape corresponding to the tip of a tube of high viscosity composition, an adapter tip on the adaptor body through which the tip receiving opening continues, a custom tip for the adapter tip that fits on the adapter tip, and at least two sets of custom tip attachments on the adapter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Milan
  • Patent number: 8985402
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for dispensing viscous material is disclosed. The nozzle assembly is convertible from use with a device for dispensing bulk viscous material to use with a device for dispensing viscous material from a cartridge. Alternatively, the nozzle assembly is convertible from use with a device for dispensing viscous material from a sausage package to use with a device for dispensing from a cartridge. When dispensing viscous material from a cartridge, the base portion is arranged for receiving the cartridge conical tip and the flange is arranged for placement between an end plate of the dispenser and the cartridge to retain said nozzle within said dispenser for dispensing viscous material from the cartridge. When dispensing viscous material in bulk form or from a sausage package, a locking plate is provided for tightly retaining the nozzle to the end cap of the dispensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Mark C. Schneider, Brian J. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 8960506
    Abstract: A closure (30) is provided for an opening (32) of a container (31) having a container interior (33) where a product may be stored. The closure (30) includes a base (34) having a deck wall (62) overlaying the opening (32), a pouring spout (64) extending along a longitudinal axis (66) from the deck wall (62) to a pouring lip (68) above the deck wall (62), a dispensing port (70) extending through the deck wall (62) and terminating at a location within the pouring spout (64) below the pouring lip (68) to direct product from the opening (32) to the pouring spout (64), and a vent port (74) spaced laterally from the dispensing port (70) and extending from a first orifice (76) in the deck wall (62) to a second orifice (78) located within the pouring spout (64) below the pouring lip (68).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy L. Beilke, John M. Wisniewski, David VandenBerg
  • Patent number: 8925760
    Abstract: A sip cup for persons with a swallowing disorder has a sip lid with sip spout, and the lid is removably attached by a strap or band to the neck or rim of the associated cup. The cup, lid, and strap are all formed of a durable, food-grade plastic material. The strap has a ring that fits over the neck of the cup and can be rotated on and off. This arrangement allows the cup and lid to remain attached through a wash cycle and during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Janet Baker
  • Patent number: 8887968
    Abstract: An apparatus for capping a jar includes a plastic flat plate having a top and a bottom and a depending skirt with internal threadings and a hole in the flat plate. A measured liquor pouring spout inserted through the hole in the plate has a channel for flow of liquid and a cap sized and shaped to cover a liquor bottle with a lower skirt that abuts the top of the flat plate. The spout has a lower stem with a first radial flange under the cap abutting the top of the flat plate and a second radial flange under the cap spaced below the first radial flange. A gasket on the lower stem below the flat plate closes portions of the hole that surround the lower stem and secures the stem in position by fitting between the second radial flange and the bottom of the flat plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Call
  • Patent number: 8871160
    Abstract: Provided is a biomaterial detecting device for confirming or detecting a biomaterial reaction, and more particularly to a biomaterial detecting device, which is formed in a stick type to thereby be immersed in a tube containing a biomaterial solution to be tested; has an upper portion with a cap structure to thereby induce reaction with a biomaterial, and thus facilitate confirmation and detection of the biomaterial; and is formed in a cap structure to thereby prevent evaporation of a sample and infiltration of an external material at the time of a biomaterial reaction in the tube, and thus improve reliability in analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: K-MAC
    Inventors: Sung-Min Seo, Jae-Hyung Park, Oleksandrov Sergiy, Joong Hwan Lee, Mun-Cheol Paek, Su-Jin Ku
  • Patent number: 8870040
    Abstract: A two part nozzle for use in expressing thick, viscous materials therethrough comprises a nozzle base and a nozzle tip, and screw means for mounting the tip to the base. The base projects within the tip, and is proportioned to interfere with the inside wall of the tip around a narrow, continuous path, thereby providing an internal seal with the interior wall surface of a pouch to which the nozzle is coupled to prevent the back-flow of material through the screw means. Preferably, the nozzle also provides a seal on the external wall surface of the pouch, thereby reducing the possibility of material leaking both from and into the pouch. Gripping ribs are provided to facilitate the application of a manual force to couple and decouple the nozzle parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Jan Folkmar
  • Publication number: 20140299636
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a screw-on interface for bottle spouts that secures a spout to a bottle in a manner such that wear and/or breakage of the bottle interface from standard usage is minimized. In an embodiment of the invention, the screw-on bottle interface incorporates a stainless steel plate in its threaded collar. This plate prevents damage to both the spout and the screw-on bottle interface when users over-tighten a screw-on bottle interface equipped bottle spout during installation of the spout onto a bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Richard A. Martindale, Thomas R. Hecht
  • Publication number: 20140291360
    Abstract: The invention includes an assembly for dispensing liquid having an inlet configured to receive liquid from a bottle, at least two attachment means, a first attachment having a first fixed diameter and a second attachment having a second fixed diameter, and an outlet for dispensing liquid passing through said assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Binyamin Bracha
  • Publication number: 20140263481
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid dispensing system with a dispense nozzle with a threaded outer surface and a fluid dispensing apparatus with a movable dispenser arm with an opening that includes threaded inner walls that receive the dispense nozzle therein. Also provided is a method for aligning a dispense head in a coating tool. Horizontal alignment is achieved by rotating the dispense nozzle until its tip is in contact with the chuck then laterally adjusting the dispenser arm position so that the tip is positioned over a center of the chuck. Vertical alignment is achieved by rotating the dispense nozzle until an indicia of the dispense nozzle is at the same vertical location as a designated physical feature of the dispenser arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WaferTech, LLC
    Inventor: Ping Chou LU
  • Publication number: 20140263480
    Abstract: An application tip and method for dispensing sealant into a countersunk hole, the tip having a hollow housing or body with an open end and a closed end; open end configured to be removably attached to and in fluid communication with a sealant source; closed end including a nozzle terminating in cylindrical member having a plurality of passages or fluid outlet openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Jacob L. Nelson, Mark A. Sikkink
  • Patent number: 8827099
    Abstract: A fluid container includes a spout and a cap, where the spout has an actuation portion that is inclined with respect to a drinking portion of the spout. The spout is actuated from a closed position to an open position with an external force applied on the actuation portion. A channel through the spout encompasses an oblique angle, and the spout is pivotally coupled to the cap at a fulcrum point. The fulcrum point is laterally offset from an aperture in the cap, where the aperture forms a passageway through a thickness of the cap. The channel adjoins the aperture when the spout is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Lifefactory, Inc.
    Inventors: Daren Joy, Kazuna Tanaka, Jeffrey Kapec
  • Patent number: 8820564
    Abstract: One container lid embodiment includes a body and a cap pivotably attached to the body via a hinge assembly. The body has internal threads configured to engage external threads on a fluid port of the container. The body has an opening corresponding to less than all of an area of the fluid port. The opening, configured as a modified teardrop opening through the body, includes an arc portion adjacent a circumference of the body opposite the hinge in fluid cooperation with an elongate vent extending perpendicularly from the arc portion towards the hinge. The body has a lip adjacent to the arc portion of the opening, extending radially away from the opening. The cap is configured to seal the body when articulated in proximity with the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Square Jug Design, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Fuglie, Kenneth V. Schomburg
  • Patent number: 8783515
    Abstract: A dispenser for storing and dispensing product and a method of assembly is defined. The dispenser includes a tubular body having an open first end and an opposing second end. The body is formed by a sidewall surrounding a longitudinal axis and defining an internal volume. The sidewall includes an inside wall surface and a side seam sealing the sidewall. A fitment attachment member is formed separately from the body and is secured to the inside surface of the sidewall, adjacent the open end of the body. The attachment member has a linear dimension, with linear end portions of the member positioned adjacent one another in forming a ring within the tubular body. A fitment is provided having a fitment retainer pattern formed thereon. A corresponding retainer pattern is formed on the attachment member, with the retainer patterns cooperating for securing the fitment to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob D. P. Branyon, Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 8727187
    Abstract: A fluid container including a container having an opening and a spout assembly connected to the opening. The spout assembly is connectable to the opening. The spout assembly includes a cap, first and second tubular portions, and at least one corrugated portion. The cap is securable so as to substantially cover the opening. The first tubular portion is connected to the cap. The at least one corrugated portion is fluidically coupled between the first tubular portion and the second tubular portion. The second tubular portion being insertable into the first tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Robert E. Magley, II
  • Publication number: 20140117056
    Abstract: A dispenser for storing and dispensing product and a method of assembly is defined. The dispenser includes a tubular body having an open first end and an opposing second end. The body is formed by a sidewall surrounding a longitudinal axis and defining an internal volume. The sidewall includes an inside wall surface and a side seam sealing the sidewall. A fitment attachment member is formed separately from the body and is secured to the inside surface of the sidewall, adjacent the open end of the body. The attachment member has a linear dimension, with linear end portions of the member positioned adjacent one another in forming a ring within the tubular body. A fitment is provided having a fitment retainer pattern formed thereon. A corresponding retainer pattern is formed on the attachment member, with the retainer patterns cooperating for securing the fitment to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob D. P. Branyon, Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 8668106
    Abstract: A fluid container includes a spout and a cap, where the spout has an actuation portion that is inclined with respect to a drinking portion of the spout. The spout is actuated from a closed position to an open position with an external force applied on the actuation portion. A channel through the spout encompasses an oblique angle, and the spout is pivotally coupled to the cap at a fulcrum point. The fulcrum point is laterally offset from an aperture in the cap, where the aperture forms a passageway through a thickness of the cap. The channel adjoins the aperture when the spout is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Lifefactory, Inc.
    Inventors: Daren Joy, Kazuna Tanaka, Jeffrey Kapec
  • Publication number: 20140065272
    Abstract: A nozzle panel for holding bakery accessories comprising a flat panel base, a plurality of panel protrusions integral with the panel base and at least one bakery accessory attachable to the panel protrusions on the panel base. The panel protrusion includes a lip engagable with a bakery nozzle. The panel protrusion lip may be an interrupted helical thread attached to the panel protrusion, at least one nozzle engagable with the panel protrusion by twisting the nozzle relative to the panel base less than 360° . The nozzle may include an inwardly extending interrupted helical thread adjacent a bottom edge of the nozzle and may be rotatably engagable with the interrupted thread of panel protrusion. The nozzle panel may include at least one container attachable to the panel protrusion. The container may be cylindrical and include an opening at one end and a removable lid engagable with the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Jan Folkmar
  • Publication number: 20130327795
    Abstract: A plastic container is disclosed which can include a pour spout for mounting on a container neck and having one or more closable pour openings. At least one blow molded cam can project over a neck wall of the container neck, the pour spout having a body configured for connection to the container neck, and made to correspond with a peripheral contour of the container neck and to have a corresponding number of receptacles for cam(s) in a wall facing the neck wall. For example, at least one cam is formed in an inside wall of the container neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: ALPLA WERKE ALWIN LEHNER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Christian Krammer
  • Publication number: 20130292425
    Abstract: A bottle assembly includes a pouring spout which is integral with or affixed to a bottle. The pouring spout has an exterior surface having a smooth, feature-free length of at least 1 inch and which is configured so as to not interfere with closure members found in fuel filler necks of fuel tanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Patrick E. Mulry, Clayton Parks, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8573452
    Abstract: A valve having a valve trigger which operates to provide coincident fluidic coupling of a fluid delivery passage and fluid compensation passage to a fluid source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Stroker Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Shane C. Whitcomb, Christopher S. Wilson
  • 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: 8567648
    Abstract: A spout adapter system is provided for use with at least two different containers in which each container has a threaded fitment adapted to removably receive a threaded closure cap and in which the two different containers have different thread configurations around the dispensing opening. The system includes a first and second adapter each having two ends and a fluid passageway extending between their ends as well as a dispensing spout having a fluid passageway for dispensing fluid. The spout includes a threaded connector which threadably cooperates with a threaded connector at one end of either of the adapters so that the dispensing spout may be used with either adapter. The first adapter includes a threaded portion at its other end which is configured to cooperate with the threaded fitment of one of the containers while the other adapter has a threaded portion at its other end configured to cooperate with the threaded dispensing opening of the other container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Dedoes Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Nufer, Brent Mussatto
  • Patent number: 8561858
    Abstract: The pouring spout includes a first tube detachably connectable to a liquid-storage container, a second tube slideably connected to the first tube, and a liquid outlet duct and an air inlet duct. The liquid outlet duct and the air inlet duct can be both selectively opened and closed by a spring-biased valve system. The air inlet duct, when the valve system is moved from a closed position to an opened position, is initially made in fluid communication with the liquid-storage container only either simultaneously with the liquid outlet duct or immediately after the liquid outlet duct is initially made in fluid communication with the liquid-storage container. This arrangement prevents the liquid from filling the air inlet duct when the liquid is poured using the pouring spout. It also minimizes evaporation and permeability of the liquid on internal surfaces inside the pouring spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Le Groupe DSD Inc.
    Inventor: Leandre Vachon
  • Patent number: 8550269
    Abstract: A drink bottle with a removable lid includes an inner lid attached to the mouth of the bottle and an outer lid or cover pivotably mounted on said inner lid. A drink spout extends from the inner lid. The outer lid or cover may be locked into a closed position covering the drink spout. A push button release is activated to unlock the outer lid and permit the outer lid to pivot to a position exposing the drink spout for access by a user. The outer lid may be snapped of the inner lid by moving the outer lid beyond an open position. A bail handle on the outer lid is retained in a stowed position in a recess in the outer lid or is moved to a deployed position. The bail handle disconnects from the outer lid when moved beyond the deployed position. The push button for releasing the closed outer lid is enclosed within a tunnel in the inner lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Thermos L.L.C.
    Inventor: Marvin Lane
  • Publication number: 20130240575
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fluid stream producing device comprising a hollow body having a nozzle at a first end and a connector inlet at a second end, wherein said connector inlet is in the shape of a circular inner wall and a circular outer wall, said outer wall containing one or a plurality of o-ring grooves and o-rings for forming a substantially air tight seal between said second end to a container of fluid, so transmission of said fluid through said connector inlet, into said hollow body, and out of said nozzle to produce a stream of fluid can be effected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: BASIC ROBOTICS INC.
    Inventor: Goran Jurisa Basic
  • Publication number: 20130233898
    Abstract: The invention relates to lids for beverage containers and related methods, for example, a lid to fit within the screw on compression assembly found on standard canning jars to adapt the container to improve a user's ability to consume liquids directly from the vessel. Lids according to certain embodiments of the invention can be used with a wide range of containers like jars, so that the containers can be conveniently used to consume a beverage while avoiding spilling and facilitating extended use and recycling of the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Joshua Isaac Nielsen Resnikoff, Aaron Brooks Panone
  • Patent number: 8523024
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel cap and spout closure which provides for spout orientation, sealing, and locking when applied to a container or bottle. The present invention provides for a unique lug and notch assembly, which properly aligns and locks the cap and spout closure onto a container or bottle. The pre-assembled cap of the present invention is useful as a cap and spout for liquid laundry detergent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Piscopo, Alex Szekely, Kevin P. Shutack, Jason Joseph Nikitczuk, Richard Chomik
  • Patent number: 8523025
    Abstract: The dispensing closure for a container for dispensing a liquid contained therein, includes a closure body adapted to be mounted on the container. The closure body has an upper wall and a skirt depending downwardly therefrom and a dispensing orifice positioned thereon. A tubular flow modulating structure depends downwardly from the upper wall of the closure body. The tubular flow modulating structure has an inner surface configured and arranged to control the flow of liquid through the dispensing orifice and includes at least one dependent capillary slot. Optionally, the dispensing closure further includes a syneresis capture structure depending downwardly from the upper wall to prevent syneresis fluid from flowing through the dispensing orifice during the dispensing of the liquid contained within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: MWV Slatersville, LLC
    Inventors: Clifford Wayne Skillin, Sergey Romanov
  • Patent number: 8517216
    Abstract: A container dispensing device is provided having a storage mode and a dispensing mode. A pouring spout includes threaded first and second ends and functions at all times inside both a draw sleeve having a corresponding interior engaging mechanism. The draw sleeve is positioned directly above an exterior threaded upper extension of the first cap, which remains attached at all times to the container by a first engaging mechanism. A second cap is provided to cover the second end of the spout and secure the spout to the first cap. To convert the dispensing device from the storage mode to the dispensing mode, a user unscrews the second cap from the first cap, draws the spout from the container, and tightens the draw sleeve to engage the threaded first end of the spout with the corresponding interior engaging mechanism of the draw sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth L. MacDougall
  • Publication number: 20130214013
    Abstract: A dispensing adaptor is disclosed for tubes of high viscosity compositions. The adaptor includes an adaptor body, the interior of which defines a tube tip receiving opening having a size and shape corresponding to the tip of a tube of high viscosity composition, an adapter tip on the adaptor body through which the tip receiving opening continues, a custom tip for the adapter tip that fits on the adapter tip, and at least two sets of custom tip attachments on the adapter body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Milan
  • Patent number: 8511492
    Abstract: Described is a bottle having a container which includes a threaded neck and a handle. The threaded neck includes a dispensing opening and a handle opening. The bottle also includes a dispensing closure configured to engage the container. The bottle also includes a child-resistant closure cap which includes a pair of tabs that lock into the latches on the closure base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Judith Webster, Kerry Azelton, Steve James Tomkins, Brandon C. Roy, Christian Krammer, Thomas Hlavacek, Thomas Zauser
  • Patent number: 8491854
    Abstract: A test tube insert includes a flange having a width greater than a width of a mouth of a larger test tube into which the insert is to be inserted. The flange defines a first central opening. An annulus extends integrally downward from the flange. The annulus includes a fenestrated wall and a floor defining a second central opening. A small test tube body, smaller than the larger test tube, extends integrally downward from the floor of the annulus with the second central opening forming a mouth of the small test tube body. The test tube insert is disposed in the mouth of the larger test tube. Fluid is transferred through the central opening and the fluid fills the small test tube body of the test tube insert and flows through the fenestrated wall once the small test tube body is full into the larger test tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventor: Abdullah Khalid Al-Rasheed
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130126558
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for dispensing viscous material is disclosed. The nozzle assembly is convertible from use with a device for dispensing bulk viscous material to use with a device for dispensing viscous material from a cartridge. Alternatively, the nozzle assembly is convertible from use with a device for dispensing viscous material from a sausage package to use with a device for dispensing from a cartridge. When dispensing viscous material from a cartridge, the base portion is arranged for receiving the cartridge conical tip and the flange is arranged for placement between an end plate of the dispenser and the cartridge to retain said nozzle within said dispenser for dispensing viscous material from the cartridge. When dispensing viscous material in bulk form or from a sausage package, a locking plate is provided for tightly retaining the nozzle to the end cap of the dispensing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Albion Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Mark C. SCHNEIDER, Brian J. MacKENZIE
  • Patent number: 8434651
    Abstract: A pouring member includes an unsealing cap and at least two rotation prevention sections extending vertically and downwardly from an end surface of an open end side of the unsealing cap and is arranged such that the at least two rotation prevention sections are apart from one another by an angle which is larger than a rotation angle required for twisting off the sealing part, and symmetrically with respect to the central axis of the unsealing cap. A recess is formed such that the recess opens to a front end side of the rotation prevention section, and an engagement projection engages the recess in a direction substantially parallel with a direction in which the rotation prevention sections are extended vertically and downwardly, and is formed at a specific position of the flange part of the pouring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignees: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd., Meijo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihito Miyazaki, Hiroaki Hayashi, Kimio Takeuchi, Yasuyuki Takeuchi, Manabu Hosokawa
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8413859
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for use with a device for dispensing a flowable material, such as caulking material, is disclosed. The nozzle assembly includes a conduit having an inlet end adapted for connecting to the dispensing device, an outlet end, and a longitudinally extending passage therethrough. A head assembly is arranged to be rotatably mounted to the conduit outlet end. A nozzle is arranged to be affixed within the head assembly, the nozzle comprising a larger diameter inlet opening, a smaller diameter outlet opening, and a tapered wall comprising a notched portion which, together with the outlet opening forms a dispensing opening. The nozzle is arranged to rotate in response to rotation of the head assembly to any one of a plurality of positions for directing a bead of flowable material onto a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Albion Engineering Co.
    Inventors: Mark C Schneider, Joseph B Hanni
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8403185
    Abstract: The pouring spout has an inlet tube detachably connectable to a liquid-storage container and an outlet tube slideably connected to the inlet tube. A liquid duct and an air duct are defined into the inlet tube and the outlet tube. A valve system is provided for opening the liquid duct and the air duct when the outlet tube is slideably moved relative to the inlet tube. The liquid duct and the air duct open separately into the liquid-storage container. When pouring, the liquid flows through the liquid duct and air separately enters into the liquid-storage container via the air duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Leandre Vachon
  • Patent number: 8397960
    Abstract: A dispensing and sealing assembly for containers includes a mounting assembly comprising an assembly frame having an opening and a plurality of assembly mount flanges carried by the assembly frame. A dispensing assembly is carried by the mounting assembly and includes a tube skirt carried by the assembly frame generally over the opening and a dispensing assembly tube extending from the tube skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Woodrow Wilson Farrar, Jr.