Global Patent Index - EP 1163157 A2

EP 1163157 A2 2001-12-19 - RECLOSABLE BAG WITH TOP GUSSET

Title (en)

RECLOSABLE BAG WITH TOP GUSSET

Title (de)

WIEDERVERSCHLIESSBARER BEUTEL MIT MÜNDUNGSFALZ

Title (fr)

SAC REFERMABLE A SOUFFLET SUPERIEUR

Publication

EP 1163157 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00986787 A

Priority

  • US 0040749 W
  • US 39079199 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0117864A2] A reclosable plastic package (10) comprises first and second opposing body panels (12,14) joined to each other along a pair of sides(16). Opposing top and bottom portions extend between the pair of sides (16). The package is provided with a reclosable fastener(22) extending along the top portion. The fastener (22) includes first and second opposing tracks (24, 26) including respective first and second profiles (28, 32). The first and second profiles (28, 32) are adapted to releasably interlock with each other. The top portion of the package includes a top gusset (44) connecting the first track (24) to the first body panel (12). The top gusset(44) includes a pair of opposing gusset panels (44a, 44b) joined to each other at their lower ends along a fold line (46). One of the gusset panels (44b) extends downward from the first track (24), while the other of the gusset panels (44a) extends downward from the first body panel (12). In response to filling the package (10) with a bulky food product such as bagels or a loaf of bread, the top gusset (44) expands. The expanded top gusset allows the package to easily accommodate the bulky food product and, at the same time, provides a display area that can carry graphics for merchandising the food product in the package.

[origin: WO0117864A2] A reclosable plastic package comprises first and second opposing body panels joined to each other along a pair of sides. Opposing top and bottom portions extend between the pair of sides. The package is provided with a reclosable fastener extending along the top portion. The fastener includes first and second opposing tracks including respective first and second profiles. The first and second profiles are adapted to releasably interlock with each other. The top portion of the package includes a top gusset connecting the first track to the first body panel. The top gusset includes a pair of opposing gusset panels joined to each other at their lower ends along a fold line. One of the gusset panels extends downward from the first track, while the other of the gusset panels extends downward from the first body panel. In response to filling the package with a bulky food product such as bagels or a loaf of bread, the top gusset expands. The expanded top gusset allows the package to easily accommodate the bulky food product and, at the same time, provides a display area that can carry graphics for merchandising the food product in the package.

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

B65D 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 30/20 (2006.01); B65D 33/00 (2006.01); B65D 33/04 (2006.01); B65D 33/25 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 33/2591 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0117864A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 0117864 A2 20010315; WO 0117864 A3 20010927; AU 2296501 A 20010410; CA 2350646 A1 20010315; EP 1163157 A2 20011219; IL 142960 D0 20020421; JP 2003508319 A 20030304

INPADOC legal status


2002-06-26 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20020426

2001-12-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010606

2001-12-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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

2001-12-19 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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