Global Patent Index - EP 1238914 A1

EP 1238914 A1 2002-09-11 - Blank with tongue and slot

Title (en)

Blank with tongue and slot

Title (de)

Zuschnitt mit Zunge und Schlitz

Title (fr)

Flan avec languette et fente

Publication

EP 1238914 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01650025 A

Priority

EP 01650025 A

Abstract (en)

A blank for forming a box, the blank comprising a plurality of co-operating panels with a plurality of fold lines between the panels, an ear on a first panel, and a receiving slot on a second panel. The panels are foldable relative to one another along the fold lines to form a closed box, and the slot is co-operatively aligned with the ear for insertion of the ear through the slot into the box interior upon closing of the box. The ear is movable from an engagement configuration prior to insertion, to an insertion configuration upon insertion of the ear into the slot, to a normally engagement configuration when the ear is fully inserted into the slot. The ear is biased into the engagement configuration so that after insertion of the ear into the slot the ear engages with the box interior to prevent withdrawal of the ear through the slot from the box interior, and thereby locks the box closed. <IMAGE>

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

B65D 5/66

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 5/66 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 5/665 (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 TR

EPO simple patent family

EP 1238914 A1 20020911

INPADOC legal status


2004-01-14 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030312

2003-07-03 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2003-05-28 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2002-09-11 [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 TR

2002-09-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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