Global Patent Index - EP 1254848 A2

EP 1254848 A2 2002-11-06 - Container closures

Title (en)

Container closures

Title (de)

Behälterverschlüsse

Title (fr)

Fermetures de récipient

Publication

EP 1254848 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 02253076 A

Priority

GB 0111136 A

Abstract (en)

This invention relates to container closures and to methods of sealing the container neck on filling of the containers. A closure assembly comprises a plug 4 adapted to be inserted into the neck 1 of a container to effect an aseptic seal with the container neck 1 and a cap 11 comprising a skirt 13 provided with formations 12 that are adapted to co-operate with complementary formations 2 provided on the container neck 1. The cap 11 and the neck formations 2 are so arranged that the cap 11 can be turned from a fully applied condition to a release position for removal of the cap 11 from the neck 1, the plug 4 being adapted to be inserted into the neck 1 to effect an aseptic seal of the neck 1 prior to application of the cap 11. On subsequent removal of the fully applied cap 11 from the neck 1, the plug 4 is withdrawn from the neck 1 by being held captive to the cap 11. <IMAGE>

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

B65D 51/18; B65D 41/30; B65D 51/24; B65D 51/30; B65D 55/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 41/58 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 41/58 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

EP 1254848 A2 20021106; EP 1254848 A3 20040331; GB 0111136 D0 20010627

INPADOC legal status


2006-06-07 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20051201

2004-12-22 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB

2004-11-24 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20040929

2004-03-31 [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 TR

2004-03-31 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Countries: AL LT LV MK RO SI

2004-01-02 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7B 65D 51/18 A

2004-01-02 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7B 65D 41/30 B

2004-01-02 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7B 65D 51/24 B

2004-01-02 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7B 65D 51/30 B

2004-01-02 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7B 65D 55/02 B

2002-11-06 [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 SE TR

2002-11-06 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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