Shaped elastomeric container with integrated leak resistant seal

  • US 9,371,153 B1
  • Filed: 03/04/2015
  • Issued: 06/21/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/04/2015
  • Status: Expired
First Claim
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1. A shaped elastomeric container with an integrated leak resistant seal, wherein the shaped elastomeric container comprises:

  • an elastomer;

    a top enclosure and a bottom enclosure comprising said elastomer, said top enclosure located on or above a center horizontal plane, said bottom enclosure located on or below said center horizontal plane, wherein said top enclosure and said bottom enclosure are configured to provide an inner volume of said shaped elastomeric container, and whereineach of said top enclosure and said bottom enclosure comprises;

    a front edge configured to move to provide access to said inner volume,a back edge opposite said front edge,a left edge, anda right edge opposite said left edge; and

    said top enclosure is coupled to said lower enclosure along portions of one or more of said back edge, said left edge, said right edge, and said front edge;

    a leak resistant seal configured to open and close said shaped elastomeric container, comprising;

    a bottom press-fit element proximal to said front edge of said bottom enclosure;

    a top press-fit element proximal to said front edge of said top enclosure;

    whereinan upper surface of said bottom press-fit element corresponds with a lower surface of said top press-fit element, such that said upper surface and said lower surface are in contact at a boundary when said shaped elastomeric container is closed;

    the average thickness of said bottom press-fit element across said boundary is at least 0.25 cm; and

    ,the average thickness of said top press-fit element across said boundary is at least 0.25 cm,wherein said leak resistant seal is integrated into said shaped elastomeric container,wherein said bottom press-fit element is located opposite to said top press-fit element,wherein one or both of said bottom press-fit element and said top press-fit element comprise a vertical protrusion with one or more vertically offset ridges extending horizontally from said vertical protrusion,wherein said one or more vertically offset ridges on one or both of said bottom press-fit element and said top press-fit element lock into place into corresponding indentations on the opposite of one or more of said bottom press-fit element and said top press-fit element, and,wherein said top press-fit element and said bottom press-fit element mate together to seal said shaped elastomeric container.

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