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Lloyd G Dunn, Elmer E Pohlenz: Linerless closure for pressurized container. Aluminum Company of America, David W Brownlee, June 10, 1980: US04206852 (35 worldwide citation)

A linerless plastic closure is disclosed which is adapted to seal containers for pressurized contents such as carbonated beverages and which utilizes a plug configuration that is designed to expand under pressure. This is accomplished by making the plug in the form of a disc spring washer with tubul ...


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Hugh C Urmston, Elmer E Pohlenz: Threaded thermoplastic closure with vent slot. Thomas J Connelly, April 19, 1988: US04738370 (25 worldwide citation)

A male core designed to be mateable with a female mold for forming vent slots in a thermoplastic closure. The male core comprises a cylindrical member having an end surface which forms an underside top surface and an inside surface of a downwardly depending skirt on the closure. A helical groove is ...


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Elmer E Pohlenz: Lined plastic closure. Aluminum Company of America, Thomas J Connelly, April 21, 1987: US04658976 (22 worldwide citation)

A plastic closure having a plastic liner disposed therein is adapted to assemble with a container and provide a side seal and a top seal between the closure and the container wall adjacent the container mouth. The closure includes a plastic cap having an annular ledge near the junction of the cap to ...


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Robert L La Barge, Eric D Arndt, Jerrold D Green, Ronald G Hawkins, Frank J Horansky, Charles J Leftault Jr, Elmer E Pohlenz, Thomas W Scherf: Apparatus for processing recyclable containers. Aluminum Company of America, Andrew Alexander, John P Taylor, April 23, 1985: US04512253 (15 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided for receiving and crushing containers consisting essentially of recyclable material comprising an enclosure having a manually operated rotatable carrier with a first station comprising a pocket in the carrier to receive a container. Means are provided for detecting the presence ...


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Elmer E Pohlenz: Induction heat sealing. Aluminum Company of America, David W Brownlee, Max L Williamson, December 2, 1980: US04237360 (14 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for sealing a metal foil membrane on the end of a container such as a composite container using a rotating turret having a plurality of spindles in it with non-metal rotating heads on the spindles for pressing a closure and foil membrane against the container sealing surface an ...


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Robert L La Barge, Charles J Leftault Jr, Eric D Arndt, Jerrold D Green, Ronald G Hawkins, Frank J Horansky, Elmer E Pohlenz, Thomas W Scherf: Container recycling apparatus using scanning means to read code markings on containers. Aluminum Company of America, Andrew Alexander, May 28, 1985: US04519307 (9 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided for the insertion of a recyclable container into a container receiving station in a manually operated rotatable carrier normally maintained in a non-rotatable condition; and for analysis and initial acceptance or rejection of the container for recycling without mechanical movem ...


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Robert L LaBarge, Elmer E Pohlenz, Eric D Arndt, Jerrold D Green, Ronald G Hawkins, Frank J Horansky, Charles J Leftault Jr, Thomas W Scherf: Latching mechanism for manually rotatable carrier in apparatus for processing recyclable containers. Aluminum Company of America, Andrew Alexander, John P Taylor, April 16, 1985: US04510860 (8 worldwide citation)

Recycling apparatus for receiving and crushing recyclable containers is provided comprising a frame and an enclosure. A manually operated rotatable carrier is associated with the enclosure and has at least one open pocket therein to receive a recyclable container. The apparatus also is provided with ...


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Robert L LaBarge, Eric D Arndt, Jerrold D Green, Ronald G Hawkins, Frank J Horansky, Charles J Leftault Jr, Elmer E Pohlenz, Thomas W Scherf: Apparatus for passive analysis of containers to determine acceptability for recycling. Aluminum Company of America, Andrew Alexander, John P Taylor, December 17, 1985: US04558775 (8 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for the receipt of a recyclable container is disclosed. The apparatus includes a manually rotatable carrier having a container receiving station. The recyclable container is inserted into the receiving station where the presence or absence of a container having a metallic sidewall is de ...


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Robert L LaBarge, Jerrold D Green, Eric D Arndt, Frank J Horansky, Ronald G Hawkins, Charles J Leftault Jr, Elmer E Pohlenz, Thomas W Scherf: Process for recycling containers. Aluminum Company of America, Andrew Alexander, May 28, 1985: US04519306 (5 worldwide citation)

A process for recycling containers such as used aluminum beverage cans comprises sensing the presence of an acceptable container inserted into a receiving station in a rotatable carrier and unlatching a latching mechanism to permit the carrier to be rotated if the presence of an acceptable container ...


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Robert L LaBarge, Frank J Horansky, Eric D Arndt, Jerrold D Green, Ronald G Hawkins, Charles J Leftault Jr, Elmer E Pohlenz, Thomas W Scherf: Container recycling apparatus having shock mounted manually rotatable carrier. Aluminum Company of America, Andrew Alexander, John P Taylor, April 16, 1985: US04510857 (4 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided for receiving and crushing containers consisting essentially of recyclable material comprising an enclosure having a manually operated rotatable carrier with one or more stations comprising pockets in the carrier to permit insertion of a container. Means are also provided to de ...



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