Global Patent Index - EP 0642110 B1

EP 0642110 B1 19970423 - Security seal

Title (en)

Security seal

Title (de)


Title (fr)

Scellé infalsifiable


EP 0642110 B1 19970423 (EN)


EP 94306573 A 19940907


GB 9318515 A 19930907

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0642110A1] According to the invention, there is provided a tamper evident security seal suitable for tying the neck of a bag or the like. The seal comprises a strap (1) having a free end and a housing (2) at its opposite end. The housing has a passage therethrough into one end of which the free end of the strap can be slidingly inserted and passed out through the other end of the passage so that the strap forms a loop. Teeth (8) project obliquely into the passage between its ends so as to engage with the strap inside the passage, the teeth being made of material which is hard relative to the material of the strap, whereby the teeth permit sliding insertion of the strap into the passage but resist sliding withdrawal therefrom. The end surfaces of the teeth (8) in engagement with the strap (1) form cutting edges, so that attempted forced withdrawal of the strap from the passage will cause the teeth to cut the strap. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

G09F 3/03

IPC 8 full level

G09F 3/03 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G09F 3/0311 (2013.01); G09F 3/0352 (2013.01); G09F 3/037 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0642110 A1 19950308; EP 0642110 B1 19970423; DE 69402789 D1 19970528; DE 69402789 T2 19971218; ES 2100631 T3 19970616; GB 9318515 D0 19931020

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 94306573 A 19940907; DE 69402789 T 19940907; ES 94306573 T 19940907; GB 9318515 A 19930907