Dispensing container assembly
Closure fastening means
Child proof medicine vial
Container for small objects, particularly pastilles and similar confectionery products
Closure system for a container and cap
Container for products such as pastilles and the like
Safety container requiring two simultaneous movements to effect opening Patent #: 5887736
ApplicationNo. 296713 filed on 04/09/1999
US Classes:220/259.5, Closure guided in reciprocating movement206/459.5, WITH INDICIA OR AREA MODIFIED FOR INDICIA206/534, With indicia or indicator220/259.2, Plural pivotable closures220/324, Clamps, clips, hooks, or latches220/835, Noncontinuous interlock around perimeter of closure, closure junction220/837Flexible hinge
ExaminersPrimary: Shoap, Allan N.
Assistant: Eichwald, Rodrigo L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB65D 043/12
AbstractA unitary child-resistant closure for pill containers, comprises a substantially rectangular base having an opening therein. A first fixed cover portion overlies more than 50% of the opening. There is a moveable closure member, and a hinge--usually, a living hinge--connecting the moveable closure member to the rectangular base. The moveable closure member has first and second major surfaces, which are its upper surface and lower surface when the moveable closure member is in its operative closure position. A camming member is upstanding from the second major surface of the moveable closure member at a first end thereof, and presents a sliding cam surface which is sloped in a direction towards the second major surface and away from the hinge. The first end of the camming member has a latch member formed therein, which extends beyond the first end of the moveable closure member and is spaced away from the second major surface by a distance which is at least equal to the thickness of the first fixed cover portion. A flexible spring member is formed between the second end of the camming member and the hinge, and terminates at one end thereof in the hinge. When the moveable closure member is in its operative closure position, the latch member extends beneath a first end of the fixed cover portion, and the first end of the moveable closure member is urged against the first end of the first fixed cover portion by the spring action of the flexible spring member.
Field of SearchParticular biasing structure
Closure situated by resilient distortion and retained by preformed configuration (e.g., detent)
Including integrally formed structure to retain closure in closed position
Frangible member or portion
Closure pivoted about receptacle opening
With fastening means
WITH INDICIA OR AREA MODIFIED FOR INDICIA
With indicia or indicator