Global Patent Index - EP 1892194 A1

EP 1892194 A1 2008-02-27 - A tamper-evident closure

Title (en)

A tamper-evident closure

Title (de)

Originalitätsverschluss

Title (fr)

Fermeture inviolable

Publication

EP 1892194 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 07253128 A

Priority

GB 0616612 A

Abstract (en)

Tamper-evident closures are known in which the tamper-evidence remains attached to the closures after initial opening. However, the tamper-evidence is not always that clear and therefore it is desirable to produce a closure which more clearly shows it has been initially opened. This may be achieved by having a tamper-evident closure (10,110,310,410,510) comprising a base (20,320,420,520), a lid (25,325,425,525), a dispensing member (140,340,440,540), and a tamper-evident member (30,130,230,330,430,530) which is visible prior to first opening of the closure in use, and upon first opening of the closure becomes at least partly hidden from view, wherein, prior to first opening of the closure in use, the tamper-evident member masks at least part of the dispensing member, and upon first opening of the closure reveals at least part of the dispensing member whereby to indicate the closure has been opened at least once. The dispensing member may have a different colour from the base and/or lid to more clearly show that the closure has been initially opened and reclosed.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 47/08 (2006.01); B65D 55/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 47/0804 (2013.01); B65D 47/0857 (2013.01); B65D 55/024 (2013.01); B65D 2101/0023 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA HR MK YU

DOCDB simple family

EP 1892194 A1 20080227; EP 1892194 B1 20100623; AT 471886 T 20100715; AT 512078 T 20110615; DE 202007019300 U1 20111214; DE 602007007263 D1 20100805; EP 2213584 A1 20100804; EP 2213584 B1 20110608; ES 2347705 T3 20101103; ES 2366276 T3 20111018; GB 0616612 D0 20061004; GB 2442227 A 20080402; PT 1892194 E 20100922; PT 2213584 E 20110824