Global Patent Index - EP 0811562 B1

EP 0811562 B1 2001-04-11 - Infusion package

Title (en)

Infusion package

Title (de)

Aufgussbeutel

Title (fr)

Sachet d'infusion

Publication

EP 0811562 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 96304066 A

Priority

EP 96304066 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0811562A1] An infusion package (1) comprising a chamber (5) for containing an infusible substance, said chamber (5) being formed from three or more corresponding pieces (10) of porous material that are joined at their respective peripheral margins such that when the package (1) is immersed in a liquid the chamber (5) swells to approximate a spherical shape. The chamber (5) is preferably formed from three or four pieces (10) of porous material that are substantially round or otherwise elliptical in shape. A method and an apparatus for making such infusion packages are also described. <IMAGE> <IMAGE>

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

B65D 81/00; B65B 29/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65B 29/02 (2006.01); B65D 81/00 (2006.01); B65D 85/808 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 85/808 (2013.01); B65B 29/02 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IE IT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0811562 A1 19971210; EP 0811562 B1 20010411; DE 69612482 D1 20010517; DE 69612482 T2 20010726; ES 2155576 T3 20010516

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