Patent Number: 6,168,036

Title: Corkscrew-free bottle stopper

Abstract: A convenient stopper for a bottle including a plug slidably retained in a cylinder by a connecting pin. The cylinder is sized to be received in an opening of the bottle. In a contracted mode of the stopper, the plug is disposed at the top of the connecting pin and away from the cylinder, whereby an outer wall of the cylinder contracts from the neck of the bottle, to allow easy removal from the bottle, without use of a corkscrew. In an expanded mode of the stopper, the plug is urged into the cylinder whereby the outer wall of the cylinder tightly seals the opening of the bottle. The stopper can be re-used to permit storage of remaining contents of the bottle to be consumed later.

Inventors: Teng; Hsi-Hsiung (Ling Ya Dist., Kaohsiung, TW)


International Classification: B65D 39/00 (20060101); B65D 39/12 (20060101); B65D 039/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018