WO1991000237A1 - Bottle opener for threaded or crown caps - Google Patents

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WO1991000237A1
WO1991000237A1 PCT/CH1990/000135 CH9000135W WO9100237A1 WO 1991000237 A1 WO1991000237 A1 WO 1991000237A1 CH 9000135 W CH9000135 W CH 9000135W WO 9100237 A1 WO9100237 A1 WO 9100237A1
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Franz Suter
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B67OPENING, CLOSING OR CLEANING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
    • B67BAPPLYING CLOSURE MEMBERS TO BOTTLES JARS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; OPENING CLOSED CONTAINERS
    • B67B7/00Hand- or power-operated devices for opening closed containers
    • B67B7/16Hand- or power-operated devices for opening closed containers for removing flanged caps, e.g. crown caps
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B67OPENING, CLOSING OR CLEANING BOTTLES, JARS OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; LIQUID HANDLING
    • B67BAPPLYING CLOSURE MEMBERS TO BOTTLES JARS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; OPENING CLOSED CONTAINERS
    • B67B7/00Hand- or power-operated devices for opening closed containers
    • B67B7/18Hand- or power-operated devices for opening closed containers for removing threaded caps

Abstract

A bottle opener for threaded caps can be used to remove bottle closures of any size. A conical bore without stepped gradations is made in a handy-shaped piece of plastic made from a single material with a high coefficient of adhesion. As the bore traverses the piece of plastic, caps clamped in the bottle opener can be removed simply by pressing downward with a finger. Because of its simple, handy and practical configuration, the bottle opener is extremely easy to use. A second version with an inset metal clamp (3) can be used to open bottles with crown caps. As the entire bottle opener is made of one material, it can be manufactured very cheaply.

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OPENER FOR rotational and KLEMMVERSCHLUESSE

In the present invention, it was to solve the following problem: Bottles with Drehschraubverschlüssen of plastic or metal, and having been clamped or screwed crown closures shall be able to be opened.

In most cases, it is easy to open by hand a screw cap. But one often comes across a variety of problems. There are, for. B. Bottles, which are closed as strong that they can hardly be opened by hand. In other just women and the elderly with their fine and not too strong fingers bother to open such screw caps. A danger lurking special kind especially in the new lock secured bottles. The aluminum or plastic closures, which are provided to the security guard rings, have the characteristic part to release sharp edges during opening of the bottle; these edges can cause injury. Especially in the case of lounges and marquees, in which large quantities of bottles to be opened, this is tedious with bare hands. In addition, the risk for cuts here is correspondingly higher. So far, the following three possible solutions have been made except with the bare hands: first Variant:

Although the traditional way to take a handkerchief to help eliminate the risk of injury and slipping, but the force for clamping must still be applied.

Option 2:

The bottle cap is fixed with a clamping device, similar to pliers, and so turned on. This solution is bad because these devices push the bottle cap by unevenly distributed force and destroy for further use him thus.

3. variant:

A cone-shaped rings having different radii of cylinder constructed device that can be mounted on the wall, makes it possible to open several bottles. The disadvantage here is the local dimension. The bottle must be brought to the Opener and rotated there. Especially with carbonated drinks a foaming About the content is thus hardly be avoided. In addition, the gradation that is caused by the different sized cylinders rings Grossen the lid, which can still be opened limits, unnecessarily. This means that for certain intermediate sizes this bottle opener is not suitable. Further, it is quite difficult in most cases to take the cover from the Opener.

The crown corks used especially for small beer bottles and Kaffeerahmflaschen are hand does not open; the use of a bottle opener is indispensable. While there recently screwed crown corks, which opened to the plight of hand and even can be closed again. But the danger of cuts is very large, since the teeth of the metal crown are partly razor sharp. Incidentally, the same disadvantages and difficulties are, as they have already been mentioned in connection with the Drehschraubverschlüssen.

These disadvantages of the present inventor was able to solve a clever way by inventing a simple, consisting of a single material Opener. Here, two key advantages play a role namely handiness and simplicity of this device. The outer shape of the opener has been designed decisive in terms of a good capture by hand. Because the rounded bottle opener gets on the outer surface at a distance of human fingers small-angle surfaces 1, the risk of slipping when turning is greatly reduced. But also in the selection of the size you have made sure that this bottle opener is well in hand by this was chosen so that it can be includes well with your fingers. For an optimal hold on opening is guaranteed along with the gate areas. 1

In addition, when one selected material for this bottle a plastic having a high coefficient of static friction. At the same time there was concern that the whole Opener consists only of a single material, namely the plastic above. In this way, you have to edit only a single material in the production, making the

Manufacturing costs can be significantly reduced.

By choosing a material having a high coefficient of static friction can be dispensed with an otherwise conventional rubber liner to the wall of the hole, without being therefore slip when turning the bottle for opening the lid.

In Figures 1 and 2, we see this bottle opener in ground and side elevation. From these two figures, the arrangement of the chamfer surfaces 1 can be seen which have been mounted all around. From Figure 1, which shows on the left side of the figure is a cross-sectional view of the side elevation, two other important improvements over existing bottle openers are visible. Characterized, namely that the hole 2 has a conical shape at the center of the bottle opener, which is not stair as with other models or is step shaped, one obtains the guarantee that the bottle is suitable for all intermediate sizes and that the no lid sizes between are minimum and maximum possible cover for which the bottle would be unsuitable.

but, at the same time it gives us that no stair-stepping to the hole is present, but a smooth surface that guarantees that this bottle is easy to clean.

Another advantage of this hole 2 is that it is continuous, so that we not only have a hole below, but also above. This has the consequence that a jammed bottle cap can be readily pushed from above with your finger again.

From the above-described bottle, a second version is derived in accordance with Figure 3 and Figure 4, which additionally facilitates the removal of clamped-crown closures. A metal strap 3 is cast or for this purpose in the bottle glued. With the metal bracket 3 of the crown cap can not be solved quickly and easily from the bottle. The purpose of this is hooked under the edge of the crown cap and bottle opener used as a lever. The ring 4 is used not only for attaching the metal strap on or in the plastic bottle, but also gives it the necessary rigidity to be able to use it as a lever.

With the described patent is the inventor thus managed to find a purposeful, comfortable and at the same handy solution to the first problem mentioned. It has been shown that the simple yet contoured shape bring a continuous conical bore 2 without step-like gradations and the use of a single material with a high coefficient of static friction us all the advantages described. Therefore, it is obvious that this bottle opener will soon displace all existing models on the market. HINWEISNUMMERNVERZEICHN IS 1 cutting surface

2 conical bore

3 metal bracket

4 ring

Claims

PA TEN TA NSPRUECHE
1 . Bottle opener for screw caps, characterized by an annular body having an inlet opening extending from a conically tapered central bore.
2. Bottle according to claim 1, characterized in that the bore in the body is continuous.
3. Bottle according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the measured perpendicular to the axis of the bore wall thickness of the body decreases from one point at the entry opening of the other end of the bore.
4. Bottle opener according to one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the body has an outer surface which is non-circular in the plane perpendicular to the axis of the bore cross-section.
5. Bottle opener according to claim 4, characterized in that the outer surface is a surface of revolution interrupted by recesses.
6. Bottle opener according to claim 5, characterized in that the recesses are flattened portions of the outer surface.
7. Bottle according to any one of claims 1 to 6, characterized in that the body is formed in one piece, preferably of plastic.
8. Bottle opener according to one of claims 1 to 8, for Drehverschiüsse and clamping closures, characterized in -that the body carries a projecting part at least, to that of the inlet opening-containing side of the body extends away and whose free end is hook-shaped to the axis of bore is bent toward.
9. Bottle opener according to claim 8, characterized in that the projecting part consists of metal.
10. The bottle opener of claim 8 or 9, characterized in that the body bears two of the projecting parts which face each other with respect to the axis of the bore approximately diametrically.
11th Bottle opener according to one of claims 8 to 10, characterized in that the projecting part or the projecting parts are formed on a cast into the body or glued element, preferably surrounding the bore of the body on a ring.
PCT/CH1990/000135 1989-06-30 1990-05-25 Bottle opener for threaded or crown caps WO1991000237A1 (en)

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US2613833A (en) * 1950-06-03 1952-10-14 White Cap Co Ring shaped closure remover
US2631482A (en) * 1949-05-07 1953-03-17 Frederick E Rinehart Ringlike closure remover with internal grooves
FR2013200A1 (en) * 1968-07-18 1970-03-27 Waite John Leslie An apparatus for loosening the closure members
US4433597A (en) * 1982-01-15 1984-02-28 Rowland David A Combined bottle cap opener

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US2631482A (en) * 1949-05-07 1953-03-17 Frederick E Rinehart Ringlike closure remover with internal grooves
US2613833A (en) * 1950-06-03 1952-10-14 White Cap Co Ring shaped closure remover
FR2013200A1 (en) * 1968-07-18 1970-03-27 Waite John Leslie An apparatus for loosening the closure members
US4433597A (en) * 1982-01-15 1984-02-28 Rowland David A Combined bottle cap opener

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
EP0612684A1 (en) * 1993-02-24 1994-08-31 ODIN GmbH DESIGN UND IMAGEKONZEPTE Crown cap remover

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