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Strengthened borosilicate glass containers with improved damage tolerance

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

According to one embodiment, a glass container may include a body formed from a Type I, Class B glass composition according to ASTM Standard E438-92. The body may have an inner surface, an outer surface and a wall thickness extending between the outer surface and the inner surface. The body may also include a compressively stressed layer extending into the wall thickness from at least one of the outer surface and the inner surface. A lubricous coating may be positioned on at least a portion of the outer surface of the body, wherein the outer surface of the body with the lubricous coating has a coefficient of friction less than or equal to 0.7.



Compensation tank for hydraulic motor vehicle brake systems

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A compensation tank for hydraulic motor vehicle brake systems, including a tank housing having at least one pressure medium chamber which can be filled with pressure medium via a filler neck, and a cap which can be fastened to the filler neck by a threaded connection having a cap thread and a tank thread. The cap and the tank housing each have a respective stop, which stops permit a predetermined positioning of the cap in relation to the tank housing.



Blossom stemware with toothpick disposer

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Decorative stemware having a plurality of apertures about the circumference of the stem for the insertion of toothpicks having cocktails or hors d'oeuvres, the apertures being diagonally disposed within the stem so that when toothpicks with cocktails or hors d'oeuvres are inserted into the apertures, the stemware creates the appearance of blossoming stemware. The stemware features a base that functions as a toothpick disposer. Alternatively, a separate coaster can function as a toothpick disposer. The base, or coaster, comprises an opening for the insertion of toothpicks and a hollow interior for the insertion of a plurality of toothpicks. A themed design is disposed on the base or coaster to conceal or camouflage the disposed toothpicks.



Tamper-evident closure

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A tamper-evident closure for a container comprises a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being connected or connectable to the second portion and removable therefrom. The closure is movable upon a first opening from a first position in which the portions are in a first relative relation to a second position in which they are in a second relative relation. The closure comprises means for preventing the portions from returning to the first position. The closure comprises a removable retention member which attaches the first and second portions together such that the member must be removed before the portions can be separated from each other.



Lightweight plastic container and preform

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A plastic container is provided that includes a hollow body portion including a lower supporting base portion; a sidewall portion extending upwardly from the base portion; and a neck portion extending upwardly from the sidewall portion. The neck portion includes a support flange having an upper and lower surface, a tamper-evident formation, and a dispensing opening at the top of the neck portion. In an embodiment, the dispensing opening has an inner diameter that is at least 22 mm, and the vertical distance from the top of the dispensing opening to the lower surface of the support flange is 0.580 inches or less. A preform and method for making a container are also disclosed.



Automatic pacing system for a baby bottle

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An insert which is useable with a baby bottle, a baby bottle including an insert, and a method of feeding an infant that serves to pace the infant's feeding rhythm. Generally, these devices and methods will be of use for a preterm infant, but that is by no means limiting because full term infants could also benefit from these devices and methods. The device generally cues the infant to swallow and breathe after each 1-4 sucks by stopping the flow of the fluid from the bottle after the infant has sucked sufficiently. Once the baby breathes, the bottle resets for the next repetition.



Double-chamber vessel for flowable substances

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A double-chamber vessel for flowable substances having a lateral outer wall with a first chamber enclosed by a first, in particular transparent wall and a second chamber enclosed by a second transparent wall in which the first and second chambers each have an opening which openings end commonly in an opening section of the double-chamber vessel, otherwise they are completely separated from each other, wherein the first chamber is an inner chamber that is enclosed by the second chamber, which is an outer chamber, wherein in planar sections the first wall enclosing the first chamber lies directly against the second wall enclosing the second chamber, at the same time forming the lateral outer wall of the double-chamber vessel, or in the planar sections, the second wall forms the first wall and wherein both chambers have a continuous flow connection to the respective openings.



Tamper-evident package

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Tamper-evident package comprises a container, a primary cap, and a secondary cap. The container comprises a sidewall defining a chamber and a rim defining a mouth to the chamber. The primary cap is removably-attachable to the rim of the container to selectively close the mouth of the container. The secondary cap is positioned over the primary cap to prevent removal of the primary cap when positioned thereover. The secondary cap includes a single-use lock, such as a cable tie, to secure the secondary cap in position over the primary cap. The package thus provides evidence that someone has tampered with or attempted to tamper with the container if the single-use lock is removed or damaged. Method of using the tamper-evident package is also disclosed.



Fitment for a container

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A product includes a container including a neck, and a fitment having a portion coupled to the neck of the container via an interference fit.



Unitary lock ring for securing a container lid

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A lock ring for securing a lid to a container has a ring shaped body with a first end and a second end. A clamping pin is exposed near the first end and a lever is connected near the second end and has a hook thereon configured to engage the clamping pin. The lever is pivotable between a closed position and an open position. The hook is configured to selectively engage the clamping pin and draw the first and second ends to one another with the lever moved to the closed position and capable of disengaging the clamping pin the lever in the open position. The body, lever, and lock pin are integrally formed of a one-piece unitary structure and the lever is connected via a living hinge to the body.



Drinking cup lid

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A drinking cup lid is disclosed. The drinking cup lid includes a body with a deck and an annular wall that depends downwards. The annular wall is adapted to insert into a drinking cup. A first gasket and a second gasket extend outward from the annular wall and are configured for sealing engagement with the drinking cup. A closure is pivotally attached to the annular wall and configured and arranged to pivot between a closed position, sealing the drinking cup closed, and an open position, opening the drinking cup.



Beverage and food carrier and dispensing systems therefor

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A carrier for carrying at least one beverage container includes a sheet of at least one layer of a polymeric material having an arrangement of at least one aperture for receiving a beverage container, and having a plurality of handle members for grasping by at least one finger or portion of a users hand for carrying the beverage container. A tray configuration is also provided for use with the carrier or in a separate manner, and a dispensing system for use with the carrier is set forth.



Bottle

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The bottle is provided with a base portion installed on the outer circumference brim of the bottom, a central recess installed inside the base portion and recessed toward the inside of the bottle, an annular wall portion installed between the base portion and the central recess and inclined so as to elevate gradually from the base portion to the central recess, and a plurality of ribs installed side by side at the annular wall portion in the circumferential direction of the bottom and protruding toward the inside of the bottle. The ribs are provided with a rising wall portion rising toward the inside of the bottle and an inclined wall portion inclined from the upper brim of the rising wall portion toward the lower brim of the rising wall portion of an adjacent rib. The rising wall portion is inclined more steeply than the inclined wall portion.



Cap with integrated spout

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A cap having an integrated spout includes an overcap with an insert for providing a seal for the spout. In various versions, the spout or insert include ribs or other features to provide a watertight seal between the spout and insert. The spout is preferably formed from a resilient material.



Acoustic container

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and devices are disclosed for a gaseous liquid to audibly deform the shape of a closed container. One embodiment includes pushing inward to depress a plurality of deformations integral with an exterior of the plastic container having a bottom, a top, the exterior, and an interior, wherein the top is at least partially opened. Further, the method includes sealing, subsequent to the depressing, the top to close the plastic container. Further still, the method includes pushing outward, subsequent to the sealing, by carbonation from a carbonated liquid contained within the interior, on the plurality of deformations. Yet further, the method includes deforming, by the pushing outward, at least two of the plurality of deformations to displaced positions. The method also includes creating two or more sounds and/or movement by the deforming.



Insulating holder with elastomer foam material

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An insulating holder for holding a beverage in a bottle or a can having a lower cylindrical enclosure which receives an upper cylindrical enclosure having a dome-shaped upper end. The upper cylindrical enclosure is adapted to cover the top portion of a bottle inserted into the lower cylindrical enclosure and to snuggly receive a can when inverted and inserted into the lower cylindrical enclosure. At least a portion of the lower cylindrical enclosure or upper cylindrical enclosure is made of a polyolefin elastomer foam. The insulating holder may be structured to retain various sizes of wine bottles.



Portable beverage container with self opening hinged lid

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A portable beverage container (e.g., an insulated, double-walled bottle) is disclosed. The container includes a lid pivotably connected to it by a hinge. The lid is arranged to be automatically pivoted open by the spring assembly when a catch on the lid is released so that the lid opens in a controlled, non-jarring manner. The spring assembly comprises an elastomeric member and a contact surface (e.g., a recess in a cap of the bottle). The elastomeric member is arranged to cooperate with the contact surface whereupon the elastomeric member operates bi-modally to effect the automatic opening of the lid.



Tamper-evident anti-refill dispensing fitment for a container

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An anti-refill product includes a container including a neck with a neck finish, a fitment received in the neck, and a radially expandable element detachably coupled to the fitment. The radially expandable element is disposed to engage a detent in the neck and detach from the fitment when the fitment is removed from the neck, such that the radially expandable element falls into the body and expands, preventing removal into and through the neck.



Cap with multiple functionality

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A universal cap to be placed on standard containers for lip balm and lipstick that contains one or more modules that house therein functional items to assist the user for personal health and safety applications. The cap includes modules that contain space for the inclusion of identifying information, interior space for a flashlight and battery, interior space for an audio alarm, an interior space to house medication, a place for a nail file and a place for a glass breaker along with a flange to allow attachment to a lanyard or similar item.



Circumferential reinforcing groove for container finish

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A container including a finish, a sidewall portion, a base portion, and an inwardly directed rib member. The finish has a thread portion and an opening formed by the finish. The sidewall portion extends from the finish. The base portion extends from the sidewall portion and encloses the sidewall portion to form a volume for retaining a commodity. The inwardly directed rib member is disposed circumferentially about the finish.



Compartmentalized mixing bottle and associated use therefore

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A compartmentalized mixing bottle for storing and selectively introducing a soluble mix to a predetermined quantity of fluid is disclosed. Such a compartmentalized mixing bottle preferably includes a primary compartment having a plurality of primary conduits, a secondary compartment having a secondary conduit and spaced apart from the primary compartment. The compartmentalized mixing bottle further includes a mechanism for selectively isolating the primary compartment from the secondary compartment. Such a selectively isolating mechanism is in continuous fluid communication with the secondary conduit and is removably engaged with the primary and secondary compartments respectively. In this manner, bi-directional rotation (clockwise and counter clockwise) of at least a portion of the selectively isolating mechanism, relative to the primary compartment, isolates and fluidly communicates the primary compartment with the secondary compartment, respectively.



Cap for containers

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A plastic cap for a container, such as a bottle or flexible package, in particular for liquid foods for children, comprising projecting ribs for attaching to a similar, laterally adjacent cap and axial teeth for attaching to a similar axially overlapping cap.



Closing device for a container and container comprising said closing device

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A device for closing a container, in which to contain a first component to be introduced into the container in addition to a second component, comprising a tank for the first component, a mobile thruster by means of which to determine the opening of the tank, a closing portion stably associated with the tank and provided with closing means able to cooperate with a neck of the container to determine a releasable clamping. The closing portion houses slidingly inside it at least a part of the mobile thruster and has an opening for the passage of the mobile thruster toward the tank. The mobile thruster is selectively mobile between a first raised position of non-interference with the tank and a second lowered position in which it determines the opening of the tank to allow the passage of the first component inside the container. The mobile thruster is made by molding in a single piece with the closing portion, defining a profile of preferential breakage connecting said mobile thruster and said closing portion. A safety element is also provided, made in a single piece both with respect to said mobile thruster and also with respect to the closing portion, to prevent an accidental reciprocal movement of said mobile thruster with respect to said closing portion.



Self sealing bag in box cap assembly

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A cap assembly having a body, a sealing membrane and a retaining ring. A spout engagement channel is positioned on the bottom surface of the body. An opening extends through the body and includes a recessed circumferential channel and a membrane engaging flange. The sealing membrane covers the opening and includes a body engaging flange and a pierceable surface. The sealing membrane is positioned upon the membrane engaging flange so that the body engaging flange and the membrane engaging flange are in overlying engagement. The retaining ring includes a tab, a sealing membrane engagement surface and an inner wall structure. The retaining ring is positioned in overlying engagement with the sealing membrane. Extension of the tab into the recessed circumferential channel releasably maintains said overlying engagement and biases the retaining ring against the membrane. The inner wall structure of the retaining ring extends radially inward beyond the membrane engaging flange.



No-spill drinking cup apparatus

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An improved no-spill cup construction and valve assembly. When not in use, an opening in the flexible material rests against a blocking element, sealing off the opening against the flow of liquid. The closed position provides an extremely secure seal against fluid leakage, such that inadvertent spills, such as by turning the cup upside down, are ineffective. The act of sucking at the cup spout creates negative pressure or a partial vacuum against the flexible material, lifting the opening off of the blocking element, and unblocking that opening. When the opening is unblocked, liquid can flow freely through the valve and spout.



Bottle container with handle

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a bottle container with a handle. A mounting projecting portion is provided on the bottle body, and a handle member is provided with a mounting hole which allows the mounting projecting portion to be inserted thereinto, and a handle portion which extends from the mounting portion, and is mounted on the bottle body by inserting the mounting projecting portion into the mounting hole, and then rotating the mounting projecting portion relative to the bottle body. The bottle body is provided with a rotation preventing member which accommodates the handle portion to prevent the relative rotation of the bottle body and the handle member in a state where the handle member has been mounted.



Commemorative hollow-stem vesselware

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Product is a commemorative and/or functional drinking vessel of any size that contains thematic emblems, imagery, graphics, and labels displayed on the cup, with associated thematic objects contained within a hollow stem of any diameter or length. Hollow-stem vesselware is defined as any vessel that is supported by a hollow stem with thematic object and foot. This iconic work is a memorable souvenir, award, or gift for people of all walks of life, and can be custom-designed to meet any customer need. The hollow stem containing thematic objects is not found within any other market with such style and poise. This item lends instant class and character to any event or memorabilia collection.



Bottle cap apparatus

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A bottle cap apparatus for operating in conjunction with a bottle having a mouth, the apparatus comprising a receiver for engaging the mouth of the bottle and an insert assembly configured to be removably engaged with the receiver so as to selectively open and close the mouth of the bottle.



Stopper having a subdivided line of weakness and a method of fabricating such a stopper

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a cap (1) that comprises a circular skirt (12), said cap including an irremovable portion (12-2) fixedly attached about the neck of a vessel (2) and a removable portion (12-1) removably attached to the neck, the irremovable and removable portions being separated by a first weakening line (20). In order to maintain the removable portion of the skirt attached to the irremovable portion of the skirt after the first opening, the skirt is provided with a second peripheral weakening line (34). It is also provided that the first weakening line extends less than 360°, while the two ends (34A, 34B) of the second weakening line are located along the periphery of the skirt respectively between a first (28A) of the two ends of a linking portion of the skirt and the hasp (26-1) closest to said first end, and between the second end (28B) of the linking portion and the hasp (26-6) closest to said second end.



Tamper-evident closure

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A tamper-evident closure for a container is provided. The closure comprises a first portion including inner and outer parts, and a second portion. The outer part is rotatable relative to the inner part from a first position in which at least part of the first and second portions are adjacent each other to a second position in which there is a gap therebetween. The first portion comprises locking means for irreversibly locking the closure in the second position upon a first opening so that the gap cannot be closed. The inner part includes a line of weakness which breaks if the outer part is reverse rotated relative to the inner part.



Portable sterilizing device

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A portable sterilizing device for sterilizing at least one of a feeding bottle, a nipple, a bottle stopper, and a cap comprises: a sterilization covering body and a containing bottle. The sterilization covering body includes a covering member and a sterilizing member provided on the covering member, a UV-light emitting unit of the sterilizing member is emitting the UV light in a covering direction. The containing bottle includes a body portion and a connecting portion extensively formed from the body portion, the body portion covering the covering member along the covering direction in a manner that the connecting portion is attached to the attaching portion so as to form a containing space that faces toward the UV light for the sterilization. Thus, the portable sterilizing device has the advantages of small size and low power consumption, and therefore it is convenient for baby caretaker to portably carry it.



Device for at least partially blocking an opening and forming a seal in the opening

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A device includes a first body having a curved wall with a top surface that slopes away from the first body and a second body having an interior configured to receive the curved wall of the first body, the interior including a curved ramp with a sloped bottom ramp surface. The second body is mounted on the first body with the bottom surface of the curved ramp resting on the top surface of the curved wall. A compressible seal extends from the first body bottom, and a shaft projects from the second body through a passage in the first body and into the interior of the compressible seal. Rotating the bodies relative to each other causes the shaft to pull the seal against the first body and radially expand the seal against an interior wall of an opening in which the device is placed to form a seal therewith.



Package with foil seals and penetrating means

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Improved packages, methods for manufacturing the packages and methods for producing beverages using the packages are provided. The packages (10) include a cap (60), a container (20), and an adapter (30) positioned between and connected to the cap and container. The adapter (30) is configured to penetrate seals (28, 66) on the cap and the container by means of a spike member (50) to allow contents (p) of the cap (60) to mix with contents (d) of the container (20).



Compartmentalized container

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A container having an first chamber; a second chamber; an upper seal forming a lower portion of the upper chamber; a lower seal adjacent the upper seal, the lower seal forming an upper portion of the lower chamber; a plurality of upper seal apertures in the upper seal; and a plurality of lower seal apertures in the lower seal, the upper seal apertures and the lower seal apertures rotatable between an open position with the upper and lower seal apertures aligned and a closed position with the upper and lower seal apertures nonaligned.



Bottle formed of synthetic resin material into cylindrical shape with bottom

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A synthetic resin bottle has a cylindrical shape with a bottom, and a bottom wall portion that includes a grounding portion located at an outer circumferential edge, a rising circumferential wall portion that is connected from an inner side to the grounding portion and extends upward, an annular movable wall portion protruding from an upper end of the rising circumferential wall portion toward the bottle radial inner side, and a recessed circumferential wall portion between the bottle radial inner side and the movable wall portion. The movable wall portion is free to rotate around a portion connected to the rising circumferential wall portion so as to move the recessed circumferential wall portion in an upward direction. The rising circumferential wall portion extends to be gradually inclined toward the bottle inner side, and an inclined angle thereof is equal to or less than 10° with respect to a bottle axis.



Container and base with deflectable dome

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Base for a container, the base being made of polymeric material, including a support surface having an outer perimeter defining a first dimension along a major axis and a second dimension along a minor axis disposed at an angle to the major axis. An inner wall is coupled to the support surface opposite the outer perimeter. A dome projects upwardly from the inner wall and has an initial depth with respect to the support surface, the initial depth of the dome is between approximately 8 percent to approximately 15 percent of the first dimension. The dome includes a major radius of curvature along the major axis and a minor radius of curvature along the minor axis. The dome is deflectable in response to a differential pressure across the base without permanent deformation of the base.



Container cap locking mechanism

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A container cap locking mechanism includes a barb and adjacent stop both projecting downward from a cap edge to mesh with a V-shaped block projecting outward from a container sidewall.



Can bottles in a bottomed, cylindrical configuration, and can products filled up therein with a soft or hard drink

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A can bottle in a bottomed, cylindrical configuration, which is constructed of a metal material has a cylindrical side wall and a bottom joined to and integrated with the side wall. The said bottom includes domed portions that flex and extend downwardly and outwardly, and flexed support legs formed by extending a plurality of peripheral edge sites of the domed portions arranged at uniform angles further downwardly and outwardly in a flexed fashion. The bottom satisfies a condition: 1.04≦R3/D≦1.67 where R3 (mm) is the radius of curvature that defines the curvature of the domed portion at the bottom, and D (mm) is the diameter of the cylindrical side wall. In addition ribs are formed at possible grounding sites of the flexed support legs at said bottom in a direction crossing the radial direction.



Stopper member and a dispenser including such a member

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A stopper for being sealed between two sheets of a reservoir, including a body defining a front face, rear face, internal edge, and external edge. The body forms a dispenser orifice that passes through from the rear face to the front face, the front and rear faces defining front and rear heat-sealing zones for the sheets. The front face defines a fluid collection zone at the orifice and the rear face defines a fluid delivery channel that extends from the dispenser orifice to the internal edge of the body. A closure lid is provided, the lid connected to the base body via a hinge. The body defines tapering side edges where the front and rear heat-sealing zones are contiguous, and the front and rear faces are convex, to define a maximum thickness where the dispenser orifice, the delivery channel, and a fraction of the collection zone are formed.



Closure for use in hotfill and pasteurization applications

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A closure for a container comprising: a cap member having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a wall portion having an outer surface and an inner surface wherein the inner surface comprises threads to mate with a threaded neck finish of a container; and a composite disc member comprising: an outer vent ring portion comprising a plurality of vents wherein the vents provide a path for air to travel from an area near the threads to an area between the bottom surface of the cap member and the composite disc member, wherein the vent ring portion functions to seal liquid in the container thus preventing the liquid from traveling to the threaded neck finish of the container; and an inner flexible diaphragm portion in a first position, wherein the flexible diaphragm portion flexes to compensate for a change in pressure within the container by transitioning downwards in response to a decrease in pressure and/or by transitioning upwards in response to an increase in pressure.



Seal ring for sealing a container

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A seal ring for sealing a container. A seal ring has a base and a longitudinal axis extending therethrough, a radially outer portion, and an inner seal. The radially outer portion has a locking band that is configured to lock beneath an external engagement element of a container so as to secure the seal ring thereto. The inner seal is configured to be biased into sealing engagement with an inner finish surface of the container. The seal ring may be part of a package that also includes a container having a finish that comprises a sealing lip, an external engagement element, and an inner surface, and a foil sealingly and removably coupled to the base of the seal ring.



Container, in particular for beverages

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A beverage container comprises a body for receiving fluids, having a base, a first side wall adjoining the base, and an opening section adjoining the first side wall and having a discharge opening. The container further comprises a cover module that is placed on or is present on the body and has a second side wall and a cover flap adjacent thereto. When the cover module is present on the body, the first and the second side walls form an outline shape of the container, at least in sections, the diameter of which has at least one maximum. At least one film, at least in regions, rests on the first and second side walls, and extends on one side and an opposite side at the body at the at least one diameter maximum. The film may be a shrink film that is shrunk on the first and second side walls.



Hot-fill jar base

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A container base comprising recessed ribs. The curved recessed ribs permit lighter base weights than traditional bases. The base further permits a larger process window and improved product evacuation. Hot-fill performance of a container is also maintained and/or improved when using the base.



Teat unit for feeding bottles

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A teat unit for a feeding bottle has a teat and an adjustment mechanism. The teat can be changed, in terms of its shape or stiffness, by the adjustment mechanism. In this way, one and the same teat can be used with different outward forms. The teat can be adapted to the needs of the baby before or during feeding.



Cap assembly having storage chamber for secondary material with inseparable working member

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A cap assembly mounted on a neck of a container for containing an ingredient different from that accommodated in the container includes a cap body having an inner housing formed with a chamber for storage of the ingredient and a working member adapted to open a lower end opening of the chamber to allow the ingredient in the chamber of the inner housing to be mixed with a primary ingredient in the container. The mixed ingredients may be discharged through the lower end opening.



Hot-fillable container with moveable panel and systems and methods thereof

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A plastic, hot-fillable container which has one or more moveable portions each comprised of intersecting perpendicular recesses. Each of the one or more moveable portions is constructed to move outwardly temporarily without permanently deforming responsive to hot-filling the container with a product. The one or more moveable portions also can be constructed to move inwardly to reduce a portion of an internal vacuum within the filled and capped container.



Carbonated beverage container

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A carbonated beverage container includes a bottle having a flexible sidewall of generally circular cross section, a cap for closing a top opening of the bottle, pairs of coupling elements provided on diametrically opposite portions of the sidewall respectively and configured to be pushed towards each other and couple together, thereby partially collapsing the bottle and expelling a predetermined amount of air therefrom. A method of preserving the taste of carbonated beverage in a container is also disclosed.



Liquid dispensing head forcibly detachable from bottle or container

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A fluid dispense head is removably joined to a bottle, such as a wine bottle, or similar container, by having a hollow cylinder extend into the bottle and on one end sealed to a neck of the bottle with an annular gasket and on an opposite end joined to the dispense head. A nut on opposite end of the hollow cylinder limits entry of the cylinder into the bottle. When the nut is turned relative to the cylinder, the gasket seal is broken and the dispense head can be removed from the bottle. A set of annular gaskets of different diameters may be provided for bottles of different neck sizes.



Liquid container

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A container (10) has a base (12) on a cap (14). The container (10) has a chamber (38) for liquid. The base (12) on the cap (14) are arranged to be interengaged so as to seal hermetically the chamber (38). The base (12) and the cap (14) have multi-sided portions which interengaged to form the hermetic seal. The cap (14) has outwardly flared sides so that as the cap (14) is rotated relative to the base (12) the cap is caused to move out of the base and the hermetic seal is broken so that the contents of the chamber (38) may be accessed.



Beverage bottle and lid with back button release

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Certain embodiments of the present invention include a drink bottle with a removable lid including an inner lid attached to the mouth of the bottle and an outer lid pivotably mounted to the inner lid. A drink spout extends from the inner lid. The outer lid may be latched into a closed position covering the drink spout. A push button can be selectively actuated to release the latched outer lid, permitting the outer lid to open to access the drink spout. The push button moves a lid slide containing a catch extension that engages a catch notch in the outer lid to latch the outer lid closed. Actuating the push button moves the catch extension out of engagement with the catch notch, thereby opening the outer lid. A push button lock selectively prevents the push button from being depressed and the lid slide from being actuated, thereby locking the outer lid in a latched and closed position.