Helen of Troy. has filed a patent for a container closure with a base member, cover member, and gasket. The design includes frustoconical seal members that flex outwardly in response to pressure changes within the container. GlobalData’s report on Helen of Troy gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Helen of Troy, AI-assisted medical imaging was a key innovation area identified from patents. Helen of Troy's grant share as of January 2024 was 70%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Container closure with frustoconical seals for liquid container

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Helen of Troy Ltd

The patent application (Publication Number: US20230391517A1) describes a container closure system that includes a base member attached to a liquid container, a cover member with drinking and venting apertures, and a gasket between them. The gasket features seal members that flex outwardly in response to pressure changes within the container, ensuring a secure seal. Additionally, the closure system includes a container seal for further sealing engagement with the container, along with fluid conduits connecting the apertures to the openings for efficient liquid flow and venting.

Furthermore, the container closure system incorporates a vent channel in the cover member to allow pressure and steam to escape. The cover member is designed to move between closed, vent, and open positions, with the ability to detach from the base member for easy removal. The base member includes a guide track for the gasket and an inwardly extending ledge on the cover member for smooth movement. Overall, the system provides a secure and efficient closure mechanism for liquid containers, ensuring proper sealing and venting capabilities for various applications.

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