Title of Invention

"SUPPORT MEANS FOR THE POURER OF A NON-REFILLABLE CAP"

Abstract The present invention relates to support means for the pourer of a non-refillable cap, of the caps which incorporate a valve and possibly means of inhibiting violation or of providing evidence of opening This support means consists of a deformable ring present on an internal step (2) of the cap intended to receive the teeth (7.1.1) of the pourer (7) remaining immobilized in the event of turning one with respect to the other Fig 1
Full Text OBJECT OF THE INVENTION
[0001] The present invention relates to a support means for the pourer of a non-refillable
cap, of among the caps which incorporate a valve and possibly means of inhibiting
violation or providing evidence of opening
[0002] Characteristic in the body oi' this cap is the presence of an internal step with a
deformable ring intended to receive the teeth of the pourer being immobilized in the
event of turning one with respect to the other
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
[0003] Non-refillable caps are known in very diverse configurations and with diverse
technical solutions with reference to the valve, to the means of providing evidence of
opening, or the means of securing between the cap and the bottle or between the cap and
other additional pieces that the latter incorporates
[0004] The pourer is the piece through which the liquid emerges and it constitutes together with the body and a centre, a fundamental piece in the valve of this type of non-refillable cap.
[0005] The pourer is the piece accessible from the exterior since the rest of the pieces are either inside the valve or, as is the case of the body, protected by the external cylindrical body or skirt.
[0006] The skirt has vertical internal projections which abut on other external projections of the bottle so that the skirt is restrained from turning with respect to the bottle [0007] This type of retention is important since the opening of the cap requires the application of a torque either for tightening or for opening which has to be absorbed by the different elements for retention or mutual support
[0008] Considering the skirt fixed with respect to the bottle, the pourer has to be fixed either against the bottle or against the skirt
[0009] Since it is not convenient to include more supporting projections on the bottle, the habitually contemplated solution is the incorporation of means of restraint between the skirt and the pourer based on the use of teeth on one and the other which immobilize them with respect to relative turning. [0010] The Spanish Patent ES2113051 is known in which a pourer is

disclosed which has teeth on its lower edge which are intended to mesh or engage in a plurality of teeth equaHy distributed on an internal step of the cap skirt.
[0011] This is not the best solution since the manufacturing procedure of the pourer requires the use of moulds having lateral and opposing outlets. This movement of the mould requires that the teeth can only be either in positions which correspond to the joint between moulds or In the intermediate part but with an orientation parallel to the outlet of the moulds. This restriction means it is not possible to use a high number of teeth and that their orientation, except for those that correspond to the four quadrants, Is not radial and therefore the grip with the teeth on the skirt is not optimum.
[0012] The present invention envisions a solution with optimum grip for this type of pourer and others which have a greater number of teeth.
DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
[0013] The present invention consists of some means of retention between the main body of the cap and the pourer. The type of cap considered has to have a skirt with retention on the bottle; however, the present Invention is applicable to caps with or without means of providing evidence of opening such as breakable rings since they modify the configuration outside the position of the retention Jinks between the pourer and the cap.
[0014] The invention consists of the incorporation of a step between the internal wall of the cap and the skirt, which step has a pointed projection which is directed downwards.
[0015] Since the section is reduced and its section is pointed, the material is easily deformable by the pressure of a tooth of the pourer.
[0016] During the application of the cap, the body and the centre of the valve closed by the pourer are placed initially on the bottle. Said pourer leaves on the rim of the bottle the peripheral border with the teeth projecting upwards and located adjacent to the wall of the pourer itself.
[0017] The cap is inserted by pressure until the longitudinal projections of the skirt restrain it from turning. The descent finishes when the annular projection of the internal step of the cap is resting against the teeth of the pourer being deformed and the teeth being locked.
[0018] Since the securing process is produced by the plastic

deformation of the projecting ring, it Is all the teeth of the pourer that offer resistance to turning and in an optimum manner because in this way it is not important that the teeth are not ail projecting radially with respect to the pourer.
[0019] This type of union therefore is able to optimise mutual restraint on turning the cap and the pourer.
DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
[0020] The present descriptive specification is completed with a set of drawings which, in a non-restrictive manner illustrate the preferred embodiment of the invention.
Figure 1 shows an embodiment of the invention consisting of a
non-refillabte cap body of which neither the bottle nor the pourer is
shown, a detail being included of the section of the annular projection.
Figure 2 is a view of the pourer, including an outline of the centre
of the valve and of the bottle on which It is incorporated.
DETAILED EXPLANATION OF A MANNER OF EMBODIMENT
[0021] Figure 1 represents a manner of embodiment of the invention in which a non-refillable cap without breakable ring has been chosen, although its presence would not modify the invention.
[0022] The cap consists of a lower skirt (1) with vertical prolongations (1.1) for the restraining from turning when they abut against some external projections (4.1) of the bottle (4). Besides these vertical continuations it has a peripheral ring (1.2) for axial retention.
[0023] It is on the bottle (4) where, as figure 2 shows, the body (5) and centre (6) of the valve are placed, all this closed by the pourer (7).
[0024] In turn, on the skirt (1) is the upper body (3) detachable when first opening by means of a breakable link (3.1) or tearing line.
[0025] Right under the tearing line (3.1) is, arranged internally, a step (2) which coincides with the step that defines a peripheral rim (7.1) of the pourer (7).
[0026] It is on the peripheral rim (7.1) of the pourer (7) where the teeth (7.1.1) are located for retention of the body of the cap, and they do so by engaging in and deforming an annular projection (2.1) located on the step (2) and projecting downwards.

[0027] In this embodiment, the annular projection has the flank facing the internal wall of the skirt (1) oblique so that it leaves an open space or channel which allows that during the deformation the material expelled by the tooth (7.1.1) it has space and does not impede the correct entry.
[0028] The essential nature of this invention is not altered by variations in material, form, size and arrangement of the component elements, described in a non-restrictive manner, sufficient for an expert to proceed to the reproduction thereof

[0027] In this embodiment, the annular projection has the flank facing the internal wall of the skirt (1) oblique so that it leaves an open space or channel which allows that during the deformation the material expelled by the tooth (7.1.1) it has space and does not impede the correct entry.
[0028] The essential nature of this Invention Is not altered by variations in material, form, size and arrangement of the component elements, described in a non-restrictive manner, sufficient for an expert to proceed to the reproduction thereof.





We claim
1 Support means for the pourer of a non-refillable cap, of the non refillable caps having a
cap and a non refillable pourer, wherein the cap is formed by a lower skirt (1) and an
upper body (3) being joint by detachable means (3 1), characterized in that the non
refillable pourer comprises:
- a body (5),
- a centre (6) housed in the body,
- and a piece which is the pourer (7) itself having the pourer (7) a peripheral rim (7 1)
provided with emerging teeth (7 11), and
wherein the lower skirt (1) of the cap is provided in its upper part with a step (2) which has a deformable peripheral annular projection (2 1) defining a channel where the teeth (7 1.1) are engaged.
2 The support means as claimed in claim 1, wherein the deformable peripheral annular projection (2.1) has its section pointed
3 The support means as claimed in claim 1, wherein the deformable peripheral annular projection (2 1) has its internal face facing the internal wall of the skirt (1) oblique giving rise to an opening channel.

Documents:

1011-DELNP-2006-Abstract-(28-01-2009).pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Abstract.pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Claims-(28-01-2009).pdf

1011-delnp-2006-claims.pdf

1011-delnp-2006-Correspondence Others-(20-03-2012).pdf

1011-delnp-2006-correspondence-others 1.pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Correspondence-Others-(18-08-2009).pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Correspondence-Others-(25-09-2008).pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Correspondence-Others-(28-01-2009).pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Correspondence-Others-(30-06-2009).pdf

1011-delnp-2006-correspondence-others.pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Description (Complete)-(28-01-2009).pdf

1011-delnp-2006-description (complete).pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Drawings-(28-01-2009).pdf

1011-delnp-2006-drawings.pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Form-1-(28-01-2009).pdf

1011-delnp-2006-form-1.pdf

1011-delnp-2006-form-13-(30-06-2009).pdf

1011-delnp-2006-form-18.pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Form-2-(28-01-2009).pdf

1011-delnp-2006-form-2.pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Form-26-(18-08-2009).pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Form-26-(30-06-2009).pdf

1011-delnp-2006-form-26.pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Form-3-(25-09-2008).pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Form-3-(28-01-2009).pdf

1011-delnp-2006-form-3.pdf

1011-delnp-2006-form-5.pdf

1011-delnp-2006-GPA-(20-03-2012).pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Others-Document-(28-01-2009).pdf

1011-delnp-2006-pct-210.pdf

1011-delnp-2006-pct-301.pdf

1011-delnp-2006-pct-304.pdf

1011-delnp-2006-pct-409.pdf

1011-delnp-2006-pct-416.pdf

1011-DELNP-2006-Petition-137-(30-06-2009).pdf

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Patent Number 235737
Indian Patent Application Number 1011/DELNP/2006
PG Journal Number 35/2009
Publication Date 28-Aug-2009
Grant Date 19-Aug-2009
Date of Filing 27-Feb-2006
Name of Patentee COMPANIA DE TAPONES IRRELLENABLES, S.A.
Applicant Address CTRA, NACIONAL IV KM 649,E-11500 PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA,SPAIN.
Inventors:
# Inventor's Name Inventor's Address
1 TORRENT ORTEGA, DAVID CTRA,NACIONAL IV KM 649,E-11500 PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA, SPAIN.
PCT International Classification Number B65D 49/04
PCT International Application Number PCT/ES2004/070062
PCT International Filing date 2004-07-28
PCT Conventions:
# PCT Application Number Date of Convention Priority Country
1 P200301788 2003-07-29 Spain