Keurig Dr Pepper has been granted a patent for a bottle design featuring an overcap with inner and outer skirts to cover the neck and shoulder. The design includes engaging lips to secure the overcap to the body, enhancing closure security and tamper-proofing. GlobalData’s report on Keurig Dr Pepper 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 Keurig Dr Pepper, Intelligent beverage dispenser was a key innovation area identified from patents. Keurig Dr Pepper's grant share as of January 2024 was 62%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Bottle with overcap having inner and outer skirts

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Keurig Dr Pepper Inc

A newly granted patent (Publication Number: US11858694B2) details a unique bottle design that includes an overcap with specific features to engage with the body of the bottle. The bottle comprises a body with a base, shoulder, neck, mouth, and finish, while the overcap includes an inner skirt to close the mouth, an outer skirt to cover the neck and shoulder, and an offset portion with ribs connecting the two skirts. This design aims to provide a secure closure for the bottle.

Furthermore, the patent claims describe additional features such as a closure with a cover and tamper-proof band that the inner skirt of the overcap engages with. The inner skirt includes teeth to secure the cover and tamper-proof band, along with engaging lips to ensure proper closure. The design also allows for easy removal of the overcap while leaving the tamper-proof band intact on the bottle. Overall, the patented bottle design offers a combination of functionality and security in its closure mechanism, enhancing the user experience and product integrity.

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