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US3286868A
US3286868A US493354A US49335465A US3286868A US 3286868 A US3286868 A US 3286868A US 493354 A US493354 A US 493354A US 49335465 A US49335465 A US 49335465A US 3286868 A US3286868 A US 3286868A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D41/00Caps, e.g. crown caps or crown seals, i.e. members having parts arranged for engagement with the external periphery of a neck or wall defining a pouring opening or discharge aperture; Protective cap-like covers for closure members, e.g. decorative covers of metal foil or paper
    • B65D41/02Caps or cap-like covers without lines of weakness, tearing strips, tags, or like opening or removal devices
    • B65D41/04Threaded or like caps or cap-like covers secured by rotation
    • B65D41/0435Threaded or like caps or cap-like covers secured by rotation with separate sealing elements
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gasket within the lower margin of the skirt.

United States Patent 3,286,868 CONTAINER AND CLOSURE FOR SAME George V. Mumford, Toledo, Ohio, assignor to Owens-Illinois, Inc., a corporation of Ohio Filed Oct. 6, 1965, Ser. No. 493,354 Claims. (Cl. 215-40) The present invention relates to improvements in containers and closures for the same.

In many presently commercially used packages, specifically glass bottles and jars, closed by means of metal closure caps, it is possible for insects to crawl into the space between lower portions of the depending attaching skirt or flange and the neck or finish of the bottle. Should the insects die in this area, it is probable that they will be picked up by the contents when poured from the bottle, thus contaminating the product.

An important object of the present invention is the provision of simple, effective means for overcoming the above indicated objectionable conditions.

It is a further object of this invention to provide a closure cap in which the sealing gasket or ring is positioned at the lower margin of the attaching skirt so that it is impossible for insects to enter the space between the ski-rt and bottle neck.

Another object of the present invention is the provision of a sheet metal closure cap in which screw threads or lugs are formed in the attaching skirt above a sealing Thus, in addition to preventing access of insects as explained above, I also utilize the threads or lugs in application and removal of a side seal closure cap.

It is also an object of the present invention to provide in a clmure and container combination of the above character, a glass finish or neck wherein the sealing surface on the bottle is an external upwardly inwardly tapered bandlike area well below the container mouth and having screw-threads or lugs immediately above the sealing surface.

Finally, it is :an object of the present invention to provide in a combination of the character indicated above, an internally lubricated sealing gasket and a low friction surface film on the glass finish, thereby to minimize torque involved in both cap application and removal.

Other objects will be in part apparent and in part pointed out hereinafter.

In my copending application, Serial Number 493,353, filed October 6, 1965, titled Container and Closure for Same, I disclose and claim the broad concept of positioning the sealing ring as shown in relation to the remainder of the cap and bosses.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of my application:

FIG. 1 is a fragmentary side elevational view of a glass container and closure embodying my invention.

FIG. 2 is a fragmentary side elevational view of the neck portion of a glass bottle showing the relationship between the threads and side sealing surface.

FIG. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view showing the closure cap and container assembled.

In the illustrated embodiment of my invention, it is part of a glass bottle or jar having a reduced cylinderlike neck 11 defining a mouth 12. An annular rim 13 at the top end of the neck 11 connects the inner and outer walls of the latter. Externally, the neck is provided near the rim 13 with threads 14 which may be either continuous or interrupted. These threads have a suitable helix angle to match that of closure cap threads or lugs, as will be brought out hereinafter. Below the threads 14, the

3,286,868 Patented Nov. 22, 1966 neck wall thickness is increased and here a frusto-conical band-like sealing surface 15 is formed. This sealing surface encircles the neck and the taper is upwardly and inwardly with its upper margin merging with an annular abutment 16 or stop in the form of a continuous bead. The exterior surface of the neck, including the sealing surface 15, may be lubricated by a conventional silicone treatment, or otherwise.

The closure cap C which is telescoped over the neck 11 to hermetically seal the bottle, preferably is formed of sheet metal and comprises a disk-like panel 18, or top portion, and a depending annular attaching skirt 19. The lower fraction of the skirt 19 is flared providing a backup wall 20 disposed about parallel to the tapered sealing surface 15, there being a cut sealing gasket 21 or ring, lying against said wall 20 and held against displacement by a hollow bead 22, or curl, at the lower margin of the skirt. A short distance above the flared back-up wall 20, the skirt is provided with a screw-thread 23 which may be interrupted, as shown, or a conventional continuous thread. Such interrupted thread is created by forming a multiplicity of elongated external indentations in the skirt exterior, such being at a helix angle corresponding to that of the threads on the bottle neck 11. The sealing gasket 21 is lubricated in any of various fashions as taught in numerous issued US. patents, so as to contribute to torque reduction.

It is believed clear from the foregoing that hermetic sealing of the bottle involves threading of the closure cap C over the neck 11 sufiiciently to firmly interenga-ge the sealing ring 21 and sealing surface 15 and position the upper margin of the ring 21 just beneath the abutment 16 or stop. Thus the threads and stop cooperate in securing the closure cap against displacement both during retorting and afterward. Removal of the closure cap, however, is relatively easy, compared to other known commercial side-seal closures, in that special prying tools are wholly unnecessary and one need only rotate the closure. This is easily effected, at least in part, due to the contacting lubricated gasket and sealing surface. With counterclockwise rotation of the cap, the threads cam the cap upwardly, thereby forcing the gasket over the abutment at the upper edge of the sealing surface. Thus the vacuum, if any is present, is broken and the cap easily removed.

Modifications may be restorted to within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In combination, a glass container having a cylinderlike neck defining a month, an external screw-thread just below said month, said neck formed with an annular frusto-conioal sealing surface below the screw-thread, there being an annular downwardly facing shoulder at the upper margin of the sealing surface, a sheet metal closure cap telescoped over said neck and comprising a disk-like panel, a depending annular attaching skirt at the periphery of the panel, said skirt having a flared lower portion forming a back-up wall for a sealing gasket, the wall and sealing surface being substantially parallel, a cut ring sealing gasket secured to said wall and of such width that when the cap is. in sealing position the upper margin of the gasket is beneath said shoulder, said gasket engaging the container, and holding means on the cap skirt engaging the screw-thread.

2. In a combination as defined in claim 1, the interengaging surfaces of the sealing gasket and container being lubricated to reduce torque.

3. In a combination as defined in claim 1, the means for securing the gasket in the cap comprising a hollow curl or bead at the lower margin of said wall finmly gnasping the gasket.

4. In a combination as defined in claim 1, the holding means being a screw-thread above said back-up wall engaging the thread on said neck.

5. In a combination as defined in claim 4, the interengaging surfaces of the sealing surface and gasket being lubricated to reduce torque.

. 4 7 References Cited by the: Examiner 1 UNITED STATES PATENTS 1/1956 Hohl 215-40 7/1964 Foss et a1. 215-40 JOSEPH R. LECLAIR, Primary Examiner. D. F. NORTON, Assistant Examiner.

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1. IN COMBINATION, A GLASS CONTAINER HAVING A CYLINDERLIKE NECK DEFINING A MOUTH, AN EXTERNAL SCREW-THREAD JUST BELOW SAID MOUTH, SAID NECK FORMED WITH AN ANNULAR FRUSTO-CONICAL SEALING SURFACE BELOW THE SCREW-THREAD, THERE BEING AN ANNULAR DOWNWARDLY FACING SHOULDER AT THE UPPER MARGIN OF THE SEALING SURFACE, A SHEET METAL CLOSURE CAP TELESCOPED OVER SAID NECK AND COMPRISING A DISK-LIKE PANEL, A DEPENDING ANNULAR ATTACHING SKIRT AT THE PERIPHERY OF THE PANEL, SAID SKIRT HAVING A FLARED LOWER PORTION FORMING A BACK-UP WALL FOR A SEALING GASKET, THE WALL AND SEALING SURFACE BEING SUBSTANTIALLY PARALLEL, A CUT RING SEALING GASKET SECURED TO SAID WALL AND OF SUCH WIDTH THAT WHEN THE CAP IS IN SEALING POSITION THE UPPER
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US3433380A (en) * 1967-10-23 1969-03-18 Loy Bros Proprietary Ltd Container closure
US3465908A (en) * 1967-02-27 1969-09-09 Anchor Hocking Corp Closure cap and sealed package
US3819040A (en) * 1972-09-14 1974-06-25 G Coons Pressurized storage container
US3930589A (en) * 1973-09-07 1976-01-06 Anchor Hocking Corporation Pry-off closure cap
US4710409A (en) * 1985-04-16 1987-12-01 Spadel S.A. Controlling and reducing opening torques of caps and lids
EP0837002A1 (en) * 1996-10-18 1998-04-22 Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. Casing for industrial uses
WO1999015422A1 (en) * 1997-09-22 1999-04-01 Abbott Laboratories Closure system for containers
US20040149675A1 (en) * 2003-01-31 2004-08-05 Perry James Paul Linerless sealing closure for a container
WO2006100197A2 (en) * 2005-03-24 2006-09-28 Endress+Hauser Gmbh+Co.Kg Housing for an electronic device and sealing ring for a housing
US20090090721A1 (en) * 2007-10-09 2009-04-09 Gerard Laurent Buisson Packaging System With an Overcap
US20090134116A1 (en) * 2006-04-07 2009-05-28 Sa Des Eaux Minerales D'evian Saeme Closure system for container

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US2731165A (en) * 1953-06-03 1956-01-17 Owens Illinois Glass Co Glass containers and closures for same
US3142401A (en) * 1960-04-07 1964-07-28 Anchor Hocking Glass Corp Gasket composition

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US3465908A (en) * 1967-02-27 1969-09-09 Anchor Hocking Corp Closure cap and sealed package
US3433380A (en) * 1967-10-23 1969-03-18 Loy Bros Proprietary Ltd Container closure
US3819040A (en) * 1972-09-14 1974-06-25 G Coons Pressurized storage container
US3930589A (en) * 1973-09-07 1976-01-06 Anchor Hocking Corporation Pry-off closure cap
US4710409A (en) * 1985-04-16 1987-12-01 Spadel S.A. Controlling and reducing opening torques of caps and lids
EP0837002A1 (en) * 1996-10-18 1998-04-22 Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co. Casing for industrial uses
WO1999015422A1 (en) * 1997-09-22 1999-04-01 Abbott Laboratories Closure system for containers
US6371319B2 (en) 1997-09-22 2002-04-16 Abbott Laboratories Closure system for containers
AU753628B2 (en) * 1997-09-22 2002-10-24 Abbott Laboratories Closure system for containers
US20040149675A1 (en) * 2003-01-31 2004-08-05 Perry James Paul Linerless sealing closure for a container
US7083058B2 (en) 2003-01-31 2006-08-01 Abbott Laboratories Linerless sealing closure for a container
WO2006100197A2 (en) * 2005-03-24 2006-09-28 Endress+Hauser Gmbh+Co.Kg Housing for an electronic device and sealing ring for a housing
WO2006100197A3 (en) * 2005-03-24 2007-07-26 Endress & Hauser Gmbh & Co Kg Housing for an electronic device and sealing ring for a housing
US20090109607A1 (en) * 2005-03-24 2009-04-30 Endress + Hasuer Gmbh + Co. Kg Housing for an Electronic Device and Sealing Ring for a Housing
US8218296B2 (en) 2005-03-24 2012-07-10 Endress + Hauser Gmbh + Co. Kg Housing for an electronic device and sealing ring for a housing
US20090134116A1 (en) * 2006-04-07 2009-05-28 Sa Des Eaux Minerales D'evian Saeme Closure system for container
US8281945B2 (en) * 2006-04-07 2012-10-09 Sa Des Eaux Minerales D'evian Saeme Closure system for container
US20090090721A1 (en) * 2007-10-09 2009-04-09 Gerard Laurent Buisson Packaging System With an Overcap
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