Global patent index - EP 1042185 A1

EP 1042185 A1 2000-10-11 - CHILD RESISTANT CLOSURES

Title (en)

CHILD RESISTANT CLOSURES

Title (de)

KINDERSICHERER VERSCHLUSS

Title (fr)

FERMETURES RESISTANT AUX TENTATIVES D'OUVERTURE PAR LES ENFANTS

Publication

EP 1042185 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98942846 A

Priority

  • GB 9802640 W
  • GB 9718956 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9912824A1] A child resistant closure comprises a threaded closure member (12) and an outer cap member (14) fitted around the closure member. A circumferentially configured radially facing ratchet (28) is provided on the closure member (12) and flexible pawl fingers are provided on the cap member, to allow turning of the closure member in the closing sense only. A socket (38) on the cap member (14) is axially engageable against a bias with a square drive (36) on the closure member to allow turning in either sense. The configuration of the ratchet allows extended linear contact area between the pawl fingers (34) and the working surface (32) of the ratchet even in closures of narrow diameter.

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

B65D 50/04; B65D 51/22; B65D 51/24

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 50/04 (2006.01); B65D 50/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 50/041 (2013.01); B65D 50/067 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9912824A1

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 9912824 A1 19990318; WO 9912824 A8 19990603; AU 9082598 A 19990329; CA 2303198 A1 19990318; EP 1042185 A1 20001011; GB 9718956 D0 19971112; ZA 9808197 B 20000322

INPADOC legal status

2002-10-09 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20020402

2000-12-13 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20001031

2000-10-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000404

2000-10-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE