US 11,053,060 B2
Resealable moisture tight container assembly for strips and the like having a lip snap seal
Jean-Pierre Giraud, Paris (FR)
Assigned to CSP Technologies, Inc., Auburn, AL (US)
Filed by CSP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Auburn, AL (US)
Filed on Mar. 31, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/476,489.
Application 15/476,489 is a continuation of application No. 14/202,867, filed on Mar. 10, 2014, granted, now 9,650,181.
Application 14/202,867 is a continuation of application No. 13/533,233, filed on Jun. 26, 2012, granted, now 8,528,778.
Application 13/533,233 is a continuation of application No. 12/425,590, filed on Apr. 17, 2009, abandoned.
Application 12/425,590 is a continuation of application No. 11/171,171, filed on Jun. 30, 2005, granted, now 7,537,137, issued on May 26, 2009.
Application 11/171,171 is a continuation of application No. 10/683,311, filed on Oct. 10, 2003, granted, now 7,213,720, issued on May 8, 2007.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/417,533, filed on Oct. 10, 2002.
Prior Publication US 2017/0203906 A1, Jul. 20, 2017
Int. Cl. B65D 81/26 (2006.01); B65D 43/16 (2006.01); B65D 83/08 (2006.01); B65D 81/24 (2006.01); B65D 53/02 (2006.01); B65B 5/04 (2006.01); B65B 7/26 (2006.01); B65D 53/00 (2006.01); B65B 51/22 (2006.01); B65B 57/02 (2006.01); B65B 61/20 (2006.01); A61J 1/03 (2006.01)
CPC B65D 81/266 (2013.01) [A61J 1/03 (2013.01); B65B 5/04 (2013.01); B65B 7/26 (2013.01); B65B 51/225 (2013.01); B65B 57/02 (2013.01); B65B 61/20 (2013.01); B65D 43/16 (2013.01); B65D 43/162 (2013.01); B65D 43/163 (2013.01); B65D 43/164 (2013.01); B65D 53/00 (2013.01); B65D 53/02 (2013.01); B65D 81/24 (2013.01); B65D 83/0805 (2013.01); B65D 83/0823 (2013.01); B65D 2251/105 (2013.01); B65D 2251/1041 (2013.01); B65D 2251/20 (2013.01); B65D 2543/0099 (2013.01); B65D 2543/00833 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A substantially moisture-tight and resealable container and cap assembly for storing and packaging diagnostic test strips, the assembly comprising:
a container and a cap, the container being configured for storing diagnostic test strips in an interior thereof;
the container having an opening that permits access to the interior of the container, the opening being bound by a lip extending upwards from the container, the lip comprising an outwardly facing rounded extension that projects around the periphery of the lip, the interior having positioned therein a desiccant;
the cap being attached to the container by a hinge, the cap being movable about the hinge from an opened position to a closed position so as to form a resealable assembly, the cap having a base portion with an underside, the base portion comprising an outer periphery that extends over at least a portion of the container, the cap being provided with a skirt that extends downwardly therefrom and being positioned at a location on the cap that allows the skirt to enter into a closing relationship with the lip in which the skirt fits over a periphery of the lip, the skirt further comprising an inwardly facing rounded extension, the cap further including a flexible lip seal member that extends downwardly therefrom and is positioned interior to the skirt, a first end of the flexible lip seal member at the cap being wider than a second, free end of the flexible lip seal member such that the flexible lip seal member tapers continuously from the wider first end to the narrower second, free end, the flexible lip seal member being configured to abut at least a portion of the interior side of the lip such that at least the second, free end of the flexible lip seal member is forced to deflect radially inwardly when the cap is moved from the open position to the closed position so as to provide a sealing position, in addition to the closing relationship between the skirt and the lip;
wherein the inwardly facing rounded extension and the outwardly facing rounded extension are adapted to abut and interlock with each other when the cap is in the closed position,
wherein a space is provided between the lip and the underside of the cap when the cap is in the closed position, and
wherein the moisture tight seal between the cap and the container is formed by the lip seal member and the lip when the cap is in the closed position, wherein the flexible lip seal member applies pressure on the lip from the inside out, which in turn applies pressure on the skirt, which tightens a seal formed between the skirt and the lip.