Global Patent Index - EP 1048575 A1

EP 1048575 A1 2000-11-02 - Container having expanding or contracting end closure

Title (en)

Container having expanding or contracting end closure

Title (de)

Behälter mit einem dehnbaren oder einzeihbaren Verschluss

Title (fr)

Récipient avec une fermeture gonflable ou contractable

Publication

EP 1048575 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99303496 A

Priority

EP 99303496 A

Abstract (en)

A container (10) has a movable end closure (18) for accommodating expansion or contraction of the product (8) packaged therein. The container includes a hollow body portion (12) with opposed open ends (13) and an inside surface (14) and an end closure positioned at each of the open ends of the hollow body portion (12). One of the end closures (18) is of a generally outwardly-facing cup-shaped configuration positioned inside the hollow body portion (12) and has a radially-extending central portion (21) of generally the same configuration and dimensions as the inside surface (14) of the body portion and an accordion-folded sidewall (22) extending axially from the central portion toward the body portion open end (13) to define a free end area (23) secured to the inside surface of the body portion at the open end (13). The central portion (21) may axially move along the body portion inside surface (14) toward or away from the body portion open end (13) by contraction or expansion of the end closure accordion-folded side wall (22) to increase or decrease the effective volume of space within the container. <IMAGE>

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

B65D 3/10; B65D 79/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 3/10 (2006.01); B65D 79/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 3/10 (2013.01); B65D 79/005 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

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

EP 1048575 A1 20001102

INPADOC legal status


2000-12-20 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20001023

2000-11-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000307

2000-11-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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

2000-11-02 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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