Global Patent Index - EP 1059243 A3

EP 1059243 A3 2001-03-14 - Easy open package

Title (en)

Easy open package

Title (de)

Leicht zu öffnende Verpackung

Title (fr)

Emballage à ouverture facile

Publication

EP 1059243 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 00304198 A

Priority

US 31481399 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP1059243A2] An easy-open package has at least one permanent seal and at least one peelable (i.e., easy-open) seal. In one embodiment, an easy-open package having a peelable heat seal and a permanent heat seal is made from a multilayer film having a first outer layer comprising a first composition which is heat sealable to form a peelable heat seal, and a second outer layer comprising a second composition heat sealable to form a permanent heat seal. The multilayer film is folded inward at one or more seal regions, so that the package has a least one peelable seal and at least one permanent seal. In another embodiment, an inside component film is laminated to an outside component film, with the inside component film providing a majority of the inside surface of the package. The outside component film provides a remainder of the inside surface of the package. The inside film has an inside layer which comprises a composition heat sealed to itself to form a permanent heat seal. The outside film has an inside layer heat sealed to itself or the inside layer of the inside film to form a peelable heat seal. <IMAGE>

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

B65D 75/20; B65D 75/30

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 75/20 (2006.01); B65D 75/30 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 75/30 (2013.01); B65D 75/20 (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 1059243 A2 20001213; EP 1059243 A3 20010314

INPADOC legal status


2002-01-16 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20010928

2001-12-05 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL PT SE

2001-10-31 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010831

2001-03-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

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

2001-03-14 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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2000-12-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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

2000-12-13 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI