Silgan has been granted a patent for an aerosol dispensing system with an actuator skirt angle between 50 and 70 degrees, closely matching the can slope angle. The actuator includes a button, discharge orifice, and orifice cup. GlobalData’s report on Silgan 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 Silgan, Magnetic lids was a key innovation area identified from patents. Silgan's grant share as of January 2024 was 70%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Aerosol dispensing system with specific actuator and can angles

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Silgan Holdings Inc

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11884475B2) discloses an aerosol actuator and aerosol dispensing device with specific design features. The aerosol actuator includes a skirt with a precise angle between 58 and 60 degrees, an actuation button, a discharge orifice, and an orifice cup seated in the discharge orifice. The patent specifies that the skirt angle is ideally 59 degrees, emphasizing the importance of this particular design element.

In addition to the aerosol actuator, the patent also covers an aerosol dispensing device that includes an aerosol can connected to the aerosol actuator. This device maintains the skirt angle between 58 and 60 degrees, along with other components like the actuation button, discharge orifice, and orifice cup. Furthermore, the patent introduces the concept of an aerosol can angle, suggesting that the skirt angle and aerosol can angle should be within a certain range of each other, ranging from 3 to 10 degrees. These specific design parameters aim to optimize the functionality and performance of the aerosol dispensing device.

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