Idemitsu Kosan has been granted a patent for a container equipped with a unique tape or zipper tape design. The tape includes thick portions, thin portions, and intermediate portions in a specific cross-sectional shape for improved functionality. The design allows for secure closure of the container. GlobalData’s report on Idemitsu Kosan gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Idemitsu Kosan, Anti-wear lubricants was a key innovation area identified from patents. Idemitsu Kosan's grant share as of January 2024 was 29%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Container with tape having specific cross-sectional shape for sealing

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11882908B2) discloses a container equipped with a unique tape or zipper tape design. The container includes a container body with opposing first and second surfaces, with the tape featuring a specific cross-sectional shape. The tape comprises thick portions in different regions, thin portions at the ends, and intermediate portions. The second portion of the tape includes thick portions extending beyond the second region and thin portions opposed to the intermediate portion. The design allows for secure bonding of the tape to the container body, enhancing the container's functionality and durability.

Furthermore, the patent includes additional claims related to the cutouts within the tape, specifying bulging portions, taper portions, and inclined sides. The method of manufacturing the container involves forming cutouts in the tape, bonding it to the container body, and creating side seal portions. The positioning of the taper or bulging portions in the first and second portions of the tape is crucial, with specific distances and alignments detailed in the claims. This innovative container design aims to improve the sealing and closure mechanisms, providing a more efficient and reliable storage solution for various products.

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