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Robert L LaBarge, Robert E Heffner: Method for making an easy opening container end closure. Aluminum Company of America, Max L Williamson, August 11, 1987: US04685849 (43 worldwide citation)

A closure for closing the open end of a container having contents therein which dissociate a gas therefrom. The closure is adapted to provide an opening for access to the contents. The opening is adapted for a snap assembly with a plastic cap to effect a substantially gas-tight seal of the opening u ...


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Robert L LaBarge, Robert E Heffner: Easy opening container end closure. Aluminum Company of America, Max L Williamson, March 10, 1987: US04648528 (35 worldwide citation)

A closure for closing the open end of a container having contents therein which dissociate a gas therefrom. The closure is adapted to provide an opening for access to the contents. The opening is adapted for a snap assembly with a plastic cap to effect a substantially gas-tight seal of the opening u ...


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Robert L LaBarge: Pressure release for carbonated beverage containers. Aluminum Company of America, David W Brownlee, Robert E Isner, May 29, 1990: US04928844 (24 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to an improved can end construction for carbonated beverage cans having a score line defined opening panel therein for beverage dispensing and, more particularly, to can ends for such type cans wherein said panel is incorporated in a selectively contoured spout configuration f ...


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Robert L LaBarge, Frank E Maier: Integral rivet and method of making. Aluminum Company of America, Max L Williamson, David W Brownlee, November 15, 1988: US04783985 (13 worldwide citation)

A method of forming an integral rivet in a sheet metal panel by successively coining portions circumscribing a central portion thereof so that the end panel stock is not stretched and a long shanked rivet is produced. The rivet has a relatively thin wall shank and a relatively thick crown which prov ...


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Robert L LaBarge, Frank E Maier: Integral rivet. Aluminum Company of America, Max L Williamson, July 7, 1987: US04678096 (13 worldwide citation)

A method of forming an integral rivet in a sheet metal panel by successively coining portions circumscribing a central portion thereof so that the end panel stock is not stretched and a long shanked rivet is produced. The rivet has a relatively thin wall shank and a relatively thick crown which prov ...


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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: Anchor for plastic cap. Aluminum Company of America, David W Brownlee, Robert E Isner, September 18, 1990: US04957216 (5 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to an improved can end construction for beverage cans having a score line defined panel therein for beverage dispensing and, more particularly, to an improved can end construction for releasably positioning a displaceable resealing cap assembly at a predetermined location on a ...


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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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