The present invention relates to a cap cover capsular element to
be placed in particular on a container such as a bottle, provided with a crown
cap or the like.
According to the known art, cork stoppers or metal crown caps are
used to close bottles, and in particular bottles of choice wines or other similar
The cork stoppers are in general used to stop bottles of choice wines
and sparkling wines. Such cork stoppers give the bottles a feature of importance
and quality. The bottles of quality sparkling wings are stopped with cork stoppers
which are secured to the bottle-neck through a metallic crate in order to prevent
an unwanted uncorking owing to the gas contained in the bottle itself.
According to the new regulations in force in the present field, it
is now forbidden to use the aforesaid stoppers on bottles containing also sparkling
wines and therefore it is no more possible to stop the bottles with the usual
cork stoppers since such stoppers do not assure a safe seal.
On the contrary, the crown caps, which are usually used for bottles
of water or beverages, are much more functional and practical than the cork stoppers
but there is the inconvenience that such crown caps are not suitable to be used
on the bottles of choise wines or quality wines since such caps do not look very
The aim of the present invention is to permit the crown caps to be
used on taking advantage of their functionality and practicalness, the finishing
touch for the bottle being represented by the present cap cover element which
encapsulates the crown cap itself on forming a cover which makes the bottle more
refined; moreover, such cap cover permits that the crown cap may be uncorked by
means of whatever sharp tool such as a knife or by means of a usual cork-screw.
Otherwise, the cap may be removed also with the hand.
The invention relates to a cap cover capsular element to be particularly
applied to bottles which are provided with crown caps or the like, characterized
in that for consisting of a substantially cylindrical hollow body which is open
in the lower part and may be applied on the upper end of a bottle or the like which
is preferably provided with a crown cap; a seal edge is provided in the inner
part of the hollow body, which edge may be continuous or may be provided with sectors
and inserts in the lower border of the cap so as to keep the cap sealed; moreover,
there are a stop supporting flange, a slot and a blind seat; the slot is used to
introduce a sharp tool while the blind seat is used to introduce a usual corkscrew.
The invention will be better understood from the following specification
as well as from the accompanying drawing wherein:
- Figure 1 shows a schematical view of the capsular element in question, positioned
on a bottle;
- Figure 2 shows a schematical view of the same, in section;
- Figure 3 shows a schematical view of a sectioned detail of the capsular element.
With reference to the accompanying drawing, number 1 refers in general
to a cap cover element according to the invention.
In general, the cover element consists of a hollow body which is
open in the lower part so that the cover element may be positioned on the neck
of a bottle or the like which is provided with a crown cap 3 or the like.
The inner part of the hollow body of the cover element 1 shows a
sealing annular edge 2 which may be continuous or provided with sectors, the annular
edge being so shaped that it may be introduced and blocked in the lower part of
the cap 3.
An annular flange 4 is provided in the inner part of the element
1. The annular flange acts as a support and a stop since it forms a seat 5 for
an exact housing of the cap 3.
Furthermore, the capsular body 1 is provided on its upper part with
a vertical slot 6 in which a blade or other suitable tool may be introduced to
uncork the cap by acting on its central part.
The capsular body 1 is also provided with a seat 7 which permits
an uncorking of the bottle by means of a usual corkscrew.
As an advantage, the capsular element and the crown cap may also
be removed by hand.
It is possible to carry out the sealing edge 2 with two opposite
teeth. In this case, the capsular element may be removed by pressing it laterally
in order that both teeth get out of the lower edge of the cap.
This permits the removing and also a re-use of the capsular element
on other bottles.
Finally, the cap is perfectly included in the capsular element and
therefore the opening of the bottle does not damage the cap itself which may be
repositioned on the same bottle or on a different bottle with a simple pressure.
The so-described cap cover is positioned on the upper part or neck
of a bottle or the like with a light manual and/or mechanical pressure in order
that the edge or the sealing sectors 2 may comprise the lower part of the cap
3 on engaging the same.
The perfect positioning is also permitted by the stop supporting
As it can be seen from the aforesaid description, the use of the
present cap cover permits to reach the following important results:
- An elegant look of the bottle which gives the product an impression of quality.
- The possibility of opening the bottle by means of a usual utensil or tool which
may be inserted in the slots and acts as a lever on the cap itself.
- The possibility of opening the bottle manually by pressing the outer border
of the cap cover.
- The possibility of re-using the cap cover along with the incorporated crown
cap in order to close the same bottle again or the possibility of using the cap
cover without the crown cap on other bottles which have been already corked.
Moreover, the cap cover in question may be advantageously used also
on bottles or the like which are not provided with crown caps.