U.S. Bancorp has been granted a patent for a package design that includes a closure cap with a lock tab to prevent unauthorized access to the product stored within the container. The closure cap features a spout sealer with a flex section and plug mover for added security. GlobalData’s report on U.S. Bancorp gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on U.S. Bancorp, Virtual banking assistant was a key innovation area identified from patents. U.S. Bancorp's grant share as of February 2024 was 94%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Child-resistant closure cap for product container

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: U.S. Bancorp

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11912468B2) describes a closure design comprising multiple components for improved functionality and safety features. The closure includes a top wall, side walls, an annular sleeve, a lock tab, and a spout sealer with specific configurations to prevent rotation relative to a container. The closure design also incorporates a residual-product catch basin and child-resistant lock mechanisms for added security. Additionally, the closure features a finger pad for ease of use and a sealer face for effective sealing.

Furthermore, the closure design includes an annular plug wall that extends downwardly and radially outwardly from the top wall, providing structural support and sealing capabilities. The placement of the annular plug wall between the residual-product catch basin and the side wall enhances the closure's functionality. The patent also details the alignment of various components, such as the first side wall and the base of the annular plug wall, to optimize the closure's performance. Overall, the closure design offers a comprehensive solution for sealing containers securely while incorporating user-friendly features and child-resistant mechanisms.

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