Method for filling and capping containers such as screw top bottles and the screw top closures therefor

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6619016
SERIAL NO

09590351

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This invention relates to a method for filling and capping containers, preferably screw top bottles, that are closed with a cap-like closing element preferably a screw cap. The invention achieves a more secure closure and a more hygienic mouth area. The method includes the following steps a) after the filling has been completed, the liquid in the bottles is allowed to foam, with minimized overflow of the foaming liquid, b) a first cap part is applied to the mouth of the bottle to stop the foam, thus forming a sealing fit on the mouth of the bottle, c) when the mouth of the bottle has been sealed by the first cap part, any traces of liquid and/or foam that may remain on the mouth of the bottle are sprayed, off, and d) the actual main cap is applied to the mouth of the bottle, without introducing any additional oxygen into the mouth of the bottle.

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KHS GMBHDORTMUND, DE382

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Schaper, Markus Dortmund, DE 1 2
Sindermann, Siegmar Kamen, DE 18 165

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
* 4602473 Method and apparatus for replacing air within a container head space 29 1985
 
OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH (1)
* 5197621 Screw cap made of plastics material 29 1990
 
H-C PLASTIC, INC., A DE CORP. (1)
* 4545496 Plastic closure with mechanical pilfer band 23 1983
 
Anheuser-Busch, Inc. (1)
* 4693054 Process for filling beer into containers 12 1984
 
Seitz Enzinger Noll Maschinenbau Aktiengesellschaft (1)
* 4827988 Foaming apparatus for driving out residual air from containers filled with a foamable liquid 4 1987
 
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY (1)
* 4840014 Process for producing bottled beverages 7 1988
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DNI Realty, LLC (1)
* 2011/0056,152 BASEMENT SUMP SYSTEM AND METHOD 0 2010
 
SUZUKI, YUTAKA (1)
* 6910317 System for sealing ampoules with a sample housed therein, in dry fashion 1 2003
 
OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH (2)
* 8931243 Hot-fill method 0 2011
* 2011/0283,665 Closure 1 2011
* Cited By Examiner