Global patent index - EP 1006831 A2

EP 1006831 A2 2000-06-14 - DECORATIVE AND SYMBOLICALLY SHAPED PULL TAB CONTAINER OPENING DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Title (en)

DECORATIVE AND SYMBOLICALLY SHAPED PULL TAB CONTAINER OPENING DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Title (de)

GETRÄNKEDOSE MIT EINER DEKORATIV GEFORMTEN AUFREISSLASCHE UND VERFAHREN ZU DEREN HERSTELLUNG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIFS D'OUVERTURE DE RECIPIENT A ANNEAU DE PREHENSION, DE FORME SYMBOLIQUE OU DECORATIVE

Publication

EP 1006831 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98941179 A

Priority

  • CA 9800818 W
  • US 91751697 A
  • US 6122798 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9909853A2] A container opening device, container lid (20), or can top with a decorated feature, or in the case of an opening device, a symbolically shaped pull tab (40) for attachment to a container to perform the dual functions of opening the container and decorating the container for equity, identification or promotional purposes. The pull tab (40) may open the container by acting as a lever which presses against a tear strip (30) in the container top (20) defined by a tear line (31) to separate the tear strip from the container top (20) and open the container (10). The pull tab (40) may perform a decorative and promotional function by having a decoration or a symbolic shape that is to be recognized as a picture, trademark, icon, character, or other symbolic item or logo. The decoration can be enhanced further by applying color, printing, embossing and labels to the pull tab (40), lid (20) or container (10). The pull tab (40) or decoration can take the shape and design of corporate logos, trademarks, icons, etc. In an alternative embodiment, the pull tab (40") may have a weakened portion (44) so that a piece of the pull tab may be removable from the container as a token or memento.

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

A44B 19/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 17/34 (2006.01); A44B 19/00 (2006.01); B41M 5/24 (2006.01); B65D 17/347 (2006.01); B65D 17/353 (2006.01)

IPC 8 main group level (invention and additional information)

B65D (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 17/165 (2013.01); B41M 5/24 (2013.01); B65D 2517/0014 (2013.01); B65D 2517/0053 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9909853A2

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9909853 A2 19990304; WO 9909853 A3 19990527; AU 733461 B2 20010517; AU 8968098 A 19990316; BR 9814453 A 20001003; CA 2301655 A1 19990304; CA 2301655 C 20090407; CN 1091724 C 20021002; CN 1277587 A 20001220; CZ 20000693 A3 20011212; CZ 300642 B6 20090708; EA 002228 B1 20020228; EE 200000107 A 20001215; EP 1006831 A2 20000614; HR P20000106 A2 20011031; HU 0003456 A2 20010228; HU 0003456 A3 20010428; ID 24570 A 20000727; IL 134707 D0 20010430; JP 2001513475 A 20010904; NO 20000967 A 20000425; NO 20000967 D0 20000225; NZ 503030 A 20020828; PL 194535 B1 20070629; PL 339011 A1 20001204; SK 2672000 A3 20001107; SK 287100 B6 20091207; TR 200001219 T2 20010723

INPADOC legal status

2003-10-22 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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2002-05-08 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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2000-06-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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