CSP Technologies issued US patent for 'Bottle shaped container with integrated sleeve'
December 24, 2013
(Journal of Technology)
– CSP Technologies, Inc. (Amsterdam, NY) has been issued patent number 8602233, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews editors.
The patent's inventor is Giraud, Jean-Pierre (Paris, FR).
This patent was filed on December 1, 2006 and was published online on December 10, 2013.
From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "Many pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products are packaged in bulk containers. Conventionally, these containers are bottle-shaped having substantially cylindrical sides. The bottles are typically manufactured by a process of injection blow molding. In this process, an injection molded preform is formed. Next the preform is stretched (blow molded) over a mandrel to create the final bottle geometry.
"Conventionally, the bottles used are composed of plastic, typically high-density polyethylene (HDPE). HDPE is used because of its good molding capabilities, low cost and high moisture barrier properties. Many products packaged in HDPE bottles are moisture sensitive. A drying agent (referred to as a desiccant) may be incorporated into the bottle during packaging. The desiccant, (e.g. silica gel, molecular sieve or a combination of both) is typically a granular material that is packaged in sachets or canisters. The canister or sachet is dropped into the bottle prior to product filling on the packaging line. The canisters and sachets are available in 1-gram, 2-gram and 3-gram units.
"There are disadvantages with the canister or sachet. For example, when placed in a bottle, the desiccant canister or sachet can interfere with product filling. The canister or sachet can cause the product (i.e., a tablet or capsule) to pyramid during filling causing the product to overflow the bottle. For products that require a large quantity of desiccant, the loose canisters and sachets may compete for volume in the package. The desiccant makes it more difficult for the user to access the product. In many cases, the users remove the desiccant from the bottle immediately after opening. Thus, once removed, there is no means to remove moisture from the bottle during product use. This can degrade the product during use. Because the desiccant canister or sachet is loose in the package, the desiccant can be mistakenly ingested by the user."
Supplementing the background information on this patent, VerticalNews reporters also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "In one embodiment, the present invention comprises a bottle-shaped container comprising at least three components, wherein the first component is injection molded, composed of a desired shape and comprises at least side walls, an opening at a top and a neck portion that connects the side walls to the top; the ratio of a diameter of the opening to a largest length of the inside wall of the bottle is no greater than 0.75; wherein the second component is a sleeve that abuts at least a portion of the inside side walls of the bottle, the sleeve comprises side walls and a bottom section, an outside portion of the sleeve is fixed to at least a portion of inside side walls of the bottle by a notch or lip located at an inside portion of the neck; and wherein the third component is a bottom that abuts an outside portion of the bottom section of the sleeve, a portion of each end of bottom is fixed to a portion of an undercut of a bottom of the bottle side walls."
For additional information on this patent, see: Giraud, Jean-Pierre. Bottle Shaped Container with Integrated Sleeve. U.S. Patent Number 8602233, filed December 1, 2006, and published online on December 10, 2013.