Kraft Heinz has been granted a patent for a dispensing bottle designed to contain and dispense thixotropic fluids. The bottle features a closure cap with a tamper-evident feature and a mixing chamber to facilitate mixing of separated liquids back into the fluid. The design prevents manual removal of the cap and enables controlled dispensing of the fluid. GlobalData’s report on Kraft Heinz 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 Kraft Heinz, Synthetic Resin containers was a key innovation area identified from patents. Kraft Heinz's grant share as of February 2024 was 64%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Dispensing bottle with tamper evident cap and controlled fluid dispensing

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: The Kraft Heinz Co

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11891218B2) describes a unique dispensing bottle design that includes a container body with discontinuous threads on the neck and a closure cap with a control device. The closure cap features a base with base threads and ratchet projections that engage the container body threads to prevent manual removal of the cap. The control device allows for reclosable movement between a closed position inhibiting fluid egress and an open position permitting controlled dispensing. A disk attached to the base creates a mixing chamber, ensuring stable fluid equilibrium without leakage even when the bottle is inverted. The design enables controlled dispensing through partial annular slots and a central opening in the base, with pressure application activating dispensing and release of pressure stopping it promptly.

The patent also details additional features such as a dome-shaped surface on the base, a flip-top lid for the control device, and the absence of a silicone rubber valve in the closure cap. The design aims to prevent separate dispensing of different fluids, such as serum and ketchup, without the need for a removable liner. The dispensing bottle is constructed with recyclable materials and includes tamper-evident features to ensure product integrity. The innovative design of the dispensing bottle offers a practical and efficient solution for controlled dispensing of fluids while maintaining stability and preventing leakage, making it a valuable addition to the packaging industry.

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