Lightweight plastic container and preform

CAFC
  • US 9,139,326 B2
  • Filed: 04/16/2015
  • Issued: 09/22/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/06/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A plastic blow molded container, comprising:

  • a hollow body portion including;

    a lower supporting base portion; and

    a sidewall portion extending upwardly from the base portion; and

    a neck portion extending upwardly from the sidewall portion, the neck portion including;

    a dispensing opening positioned at the top of the neck portion;

    threads positioned below the dispensing opening;

    a tamper-evident formation positioned below the threads; and

    a support flange positioned below the tamper-evident formation, the support flange having an upper surface and a lower surface;

    wherein the volume of the container is at least 500 ml;

    the weight of the neck portion from the lower surface of the support flange to a top of the dispensing opening is 3.0 grams or less; and

    the vertical distance from the top of the dispensing opening to the lower surface of the support flange, including the threads and the tamper-evident formation, is 0.500 inches or less.

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