Global Patent Index - EP 0979197 A1

EP 0979197 A1 2000-02-16 - SANITARY BEVERAGE CAN LID

Title (en)

SANITARY BEVERAGE CAN LID

Title (de)

Hygienischer Schutzdeckel für Getränkedose

Title (fr)

COUVERCLE HYGIENIQUE DE BOITE-BOISSON

Publication

EP 0979197 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98906719 A

Priority

  • US 9803779 W
  • US 80810897 A
  • US 938198 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9838100A1] A sanitary beverage can lid (20) wherein the center platform (31) of the lid including the pull tab (30) is raised from below the rim (17) of the can (10) as in conventional beverage cans to a position close to or above the rim of the can. The center platform diameter is reduced in diameter to provide additional space from the exterior of the can body to the edge of the platform. The pull tab is positioned in the middle of the center platform so that the end of the pull tab is at the edge of the center platform to facilitate opening of the can. The raised center platform and the lid design prevent an individual's lip from coming in contact with the groove (21) along the edge of the lid where dirt may accumulate. Another feature is the provision of a raised rim on the platform with an interior drain-back slope (47) so that any excess beverage flows back into the can.

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

B65D 17/34

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 17/34 (2006.01); B65D 17/347 (2006.01); B65D 17/353 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 17/165 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE ES FR GB IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9838100 A1 19980903; CN 1113786 C 20030709; CN 1248948 A 20000329; EP 0979197 A1 20000216; EP 0979197 A4 20010404; JP 2002514993 A 20020521; TW 356461 B 19990421

INPADOC legal status


2004-08-11 [18R] REFUSED

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- Effective date: 20040321

2001-10-24 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20010910

2001-04-04 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

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- Effective date: 20010216

2001-04-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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2000-02-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 19990915

2000-02-16 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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