Global Patent Index - EP 1053947 A1

EP 1053947 A1 2000-11-22 - Reclosable tamper-evident closure arrangement

Title (en)

Reclosable tamper-evident closure arrangement

Title (de)

Wiederverschliessbare Sicherheitsverschlussanordnung

Title (fr)

Système de fermeture refermable et inviolable

Publication

EP 1053947 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00460033 A

Priority

  • US 13427999 P
  • US 56761200 A

Abstract (en)

Reclosable closure arrangements suitable for use with packages, such as food and non-food packages, include a zipper (11), a slider device, and a tamper-evident structure positioned above the zipper (11). The zipper (11) includes first and second closure profiles (12,14) that are releasably engageable with each other. The first and second closure profiles (12,14) are interconnected by a fold area (100) including the tamper-evident structure (18). The fold area (100) can have a variety of configurations such as a C-channel, an inverted V, an M, and an inverted U. Moreover, the tamper-evident structure (18) included therein can be a variety of constructions such as an area of weakness (132), a peel seal (146), and a solid fold (166). The slider device (16) is mounted to the zipper (11) and slides relative to the zipper (11) to control interlocking and disengaging between the closure profiles (12,14). In some embodiments, packages including the described closure arrangement may be hermetically sealed. <IMAGE>

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

B65D 33/25; A44B 19/26

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A44B 19/16 (2006.01); A44B 19/26 (2006.01); B65D 33/25 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 33/2591 (2013.01); A44B 19/16 (2013.01); A44B 19/267 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

EP 1053947 A1 20001122

INPADOC legal status


2003-02-26 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020806

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

- Effective date: 20020326

2001-08-08 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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2001-03-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010127

2000-11-22 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB

2000-11-22 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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