Global Patent Index - EP 1266839 A2

EP 1266839 A2 2002-12-18 - Pull-tab

Title (en)

Pull-tab

Title (de)

Zuglasche

Title (fr)

Languette d' arrachage

Publication

EP 1266839 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 02254152 A

Priority

GB 0114410 A

Abstract (en)

There is described a pull-tab for use in removing a membrane adhered to a container (32). The container (32) defines an opening (40) having a periphery and the membrane overlies the opening (40) and is adhered to the periphery so as to prevent access to the contents of the container (32) via the opening (40) prior to the removal of the membrane. The pull-tab (54) comprises a peripheral portion having a shape corresponding to at least a part of the periphery of the opening (40) and is joined to the membrane in a region approximate that part. A tab portion (58) is joined to the peripheral portion (56). The peripheral portion (56) comprises means (66,68,70,72) to restrict a pulling force applied to the tab portion (58) from being substantially transmitted to all but a sector of the peripheral portion until such time as the membrane approximate that sector has been pulled away from the container (32). <IMAGE>

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

B65D 47/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 51/20 (2006.01); B65D 77/20 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 77/2032 (2013.01); B65D 51/20 (2013.01); B65D 2251/0015 (2013.01); B65D 2251/0093 (2013.01); B65D 2577/2058 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

DOCDB simple family

EP 1266839 A2 20021218; EP 1266839 A3 20030716; GB 0114410 D0 20010808; GB 2378437 A 20030212; GB 2378437 B 20040915