Global Patent Index - EP 0739294 B1

EP 0739294 B1 2000-03-15 - CLOSURE WITH A TAMPER-EVIDENT ELEMENT

Title (en)

CLOSURE WITH A TAMPER-EVIDENT ELEMENT

Title (de)

Verschluss mit Originalitätssicherungselement

Title (fr)

Fermeture à élement revelant une tentative de fraude

Publication

EP 0739294 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 95909355 A

Priority

  • US 9501093 W
  • US 19327394 A
  • US 35312994 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9521096A1] A tamper-evident closure (20) is provided with a base (24) having a deck (28) with a discharge aperture. A lid (50) is included for covering the discharge aperture on the base. The lid (50) defines a latch aperture (80). The base (24) has a resilient locking lever (70) that projects from the base deck (28) and through the lid latch aperture when the lid (50) is closed. The lever engages the lid and holds the lid closed. A tamper-indicating element (54) is provided on the lid (50) to prevent operation of the lever. The element (54) is attached to the lid (50) with frangible portions which can be broken when sufficient force is applied to remove at least a part of the element (54) and permit operation of the lever (70) whereby another part of the element remains on the lid (50) to provide evidence that part of the element has been removed.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B65D 43/16; B65D 50/04; B65D 55/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 43/16 (2006.01); B65D 50/04 (2006.01); B65D 55/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 55/024 (2013.01); B65D 50/045 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9521096 A1 19950810; AU 1734395 A 19950821; AU 679338 B2 19970626; BR 9506732 A 19970923; CA 2179829 A1 19950810; CN 1054584 C 20000719; CN 1140437 A 19970115; DE 69515641 D1 20000420; DE 69515641 T2 20001116; EP 0739294 A1 19961030; EP 0739294 A4 19980610; EP 0739294 B1 20000315; ES 2145906 T3 20000716; JP H09508607 A 19970902; MX 9602408 A 19970228; SG 42787 A1 19971017

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2000-04-20 [REF] CORRESPONDS TO:

- Document: DE 69515641 20000420

2000-04-13 [ITF] IT: TRANSLATION FOR A EP PATENT FILED

- Owner name: GUZZI E RAVIZZA S.R.L.

2000-03-15 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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1999-04-14 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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