GB2442227A - A tamper-evident closure - Google Patents

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GB2442227A
GB2442227A GB0616612A GB0616612A GB2442227A GB 2442227 A GB2442227 A GB 2442227A GB 0616612 A GB0616612 A GB 0616612A GB 0616612 A GB0616612 A GB 0616612A GB 2442227 A GB2442227 A GB 2442227A
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Christopher Liston
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Obrist Closures Switzerland GmbH
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D47/00Closures with filling and discharging, or with discharging, devices
    • B65D47/04Closures with discharging devices other than pumps
    • B65D47/06Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages
    • B65D47/08Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages having articulated or hinged closures
    • B65D47/0804Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages having articulated or hinged closures integrally formed with the base element provided with the spout or discharge passage
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D47/00Closures with filling and discharging, or with discharging, devices
    • B65D47/04Closures with discharging devices other than pumps
    • B65D47/06Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages
    • B65D47/08Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages having articulated or hinged closures
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D47/00Closures with filling and discharging, or with discharging, devices
    • B65D47/04Closures with discharging devices other than pumps
    • B65D47/06Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages
    • B65D47/08Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages having articulated or hinged closures
    • B65D47/0857Closures with discharging devices other than pumps with pouring spouts or tubes; with discharge nozzles or passages having articulated or hinged closures made separately from the base element provided with the spout or discharge passage
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D55/00Accessories for container closures not otherwise provided for
    • B65D55/02Locking devices; Means for discouraging or indicating unauthorised opening or removal of closure
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D55/00Accessories for container closures not otherwise provided for
    • B65D55/02Locking devices; Means for discouraging or indicating unauthorised opening or removal of closure
    • B65D55/024Closures in which a part has to be ruptured to gain access to the contents
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D55/00Accessories for container closures not otherwise provided for
    • B65D55/02Locking devices; Means for discouraging or indicating unauthorised opening or removal of closure
    • B65D55/06Deformable or tearable wires, strings, or strips; Use of seals, e.g. destructible locking pins
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D2101/00Tamper-indicating means
    • B65D2101/0023Tearable part of the closure

Abstract

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 (110) comprising a base (120), a lid (125), a dispensing member (140), and a tamper-evident member (130) 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.

Description

A Tamper-Evident Closure The present invention relates generally to a

closure for a container and particularly to a closure which can provide some indication that the closure has been opened at least once.

It is known to provide container closures with tamper-evident drop bands which are released from the open end of a closure side wall upon first opening. Although drop bands provide some indication that the closure has been opened, because they are physically separated there is no clear indication of opening on the remaining part of the closure. It is also known to provide tear-off bands which are removed from a closure body upon first opening. However, the tear-off bands present a litter problem and a potential choking hazard because they are generally small tabs which are separated from the closure body.

The present invention seeks to address the problems with known tamper-evident closures.

According to a first aspect of the present invention there is provided a tamper-evident closure comprising a closure body and a tamper-evident member which is visible prior to first opening of the closure in use, wherein upon first opening of the closure the tamper-evident member becomes at least partly hidden from view, whereby to indicate the closure has been opened at least once.

The tamper-evident member of the closure is therefore retained upon first opening but becomes at least partly hidden from view as an indicator that the closure has been opened at least once. In some embodiments the tamper-evident member may become completely hidden from view.

According to a second aspect of the present invention there is provided a tamper-evident closure comprising a closure body defining a void, and a tamper-evident member which is visible prior to first opening of the closure in use, wherein upon first opening of the closure the tamper-evident member moves at least partly into the void, whereby to indicate the closure has been opened at least once.

Tamper-evident members formed in accordance with the present invention may be frangibly connected to a closure body. Upon first opening of the closure the tamper-evident member can thereby be released from the body.

The closure body may comprise an open-indicative section and the tamper-evident member may comprise a mask which reveals the opening-indicative section upon first opening of the closure. The open-indicative section may comprise a further section or part of the closure, such as a spout.

The opening-indicative section may be formed so as to be highly visible so that once the tamper-evident member is moved there is clear evidence that the closure has been opened at least once. The opening-indicative section may be formed in a contrasting colour and/or texture to other parts of the closure to increase visibility. H.

The closure may comprise a window in which or through which the tamper-evident member is visible prior to first opening the window. Accordingly, upon first opening of the closure the tamper-evident member can fall out of or out of register with the window.

The tamper-evident member may be moveable from an unready position to a primed position. For example, the closure may comprise a plurality of components and the tamper-evident member is moved to the primed position only upon assembly of the closure component parts together. In other words, the tamper-evident system is only activated upon assembly.

The closure body may comprise a plurality of parts. For example, the closure body may comprise a first part and a second part such as a base and a lid which may be hingedly connected together. The closure may comprise a spout part through which the contents of an associated container can be dispensed. In one embodiment the closure comprises a base part connected to a lid by a hinge and a spout part which is internally received by the base/lid.

The closure may be formed from any suitable material, such as a plastics or metallic material. Different components of the closure may be formed from different materials.

The present invention will now be more particularly described, by way of example, with reference to the accompanying drawings in which: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a closure formed according to a first embodiment of the present invention shown in an unopened state; Figure 2 is a perspective view of the closure of Figure 1 shown in an opened position; Figure 3 is a perspective view of the closure of Figure 2 shown re-closed; Figure 4 is a front elevation of the closure of Figure 3; Figure 5 is a section of a closure formed according to an alternative embodiment and illustrating a closure body and a spout prior to assembly; Figure 6 is a section of the closure of Figure 5 shown during assembly; Figure 7 is a magnified view of the region of a tamper-evident member of the closure shown in Figure 6; Figure 8 is a section of the closure of Figure 5 shown fully assembled; Figure 9 is a magnified view of the region of the tamper-evident member of the closure shown in Figure 8; Figure 10 is a perspective view of the region of the tamper-evident member shown in Figure 9; Figure 11 is a perspective view of the closure of Figure 8 prior to first opening; Figure 12 is a perspective view of the closure of Figure 11 shown opened; Figure 13 is a perspective view of the closure of Figure 12 shown re-closed; Figure 14 is a front elevation of the closure shown in Figure 13; Figure 15 is a section of the closure shown in Figure 14; S..

Figure 16 is a magnified view of the region of the tamper-evident member of the closure shown in Figure 15; Figure 17 is a perspective view of the magnified region of Figure 16; and Figure 18 is a magnified perspective view of the region of a tamper-evident member formed according to an alternative embodiment.

Referring first to Figure 1 there is shown a tamper-evident closure generally indicated 10. The closure 10 is intended for attachment to the neck 15 of a container.

The closure 10 comprises a base section 20 and a lid section 25 which together comprise a closure body. The lid 25 is connected to the base 20 by a hinge 26.

The base 20 comprises a cylindrical skirt 20a which is open at both ends. At the end of the skirt 20a adjacent the lid 25 a flange 24 extends radially inwardly.

The lid 25 comprises an upturned cup-shape body having a top plate 25a and a side skirt 25b depending from the periphery of the top plate 25a.

The skirt 25b is co-axial and concentric with the base skirt 20a. The flange 24 reduces the diameter of the base 20 to match the lid. Accordingly the flange 24 comprises an inward step.

The base 20 is provided with a tamper-evident tab 30. The tab 30 is shown in an upstanding position in which it is in register with a window 27 formed as a cut-out at the base of the lid skirt 25b.

The tab 30 is positioned at the mouth of a pocket 31 formed in the flange 24. The tab 30 is held in place by two frangible bridges (not shown). One bridge connects the tab 30 to the base 20 and the other connects the tab to the lid 25.

In order to open the closure 10 the lid 25 is hinged to the position shown in Figure 2 away from the base 20. When the lid is moved both of the frangible bridges are broken. The tab 30 is released into the pocket 31 where it is retained as shown in Figure 2.

When the lid 25 is returned to the closed position as shown in Figure 3 the window 27 of the lid 25 is no longer masked by the tab 30 because the tab is hidden from sight and so provides visible evidence that the closure has been opened.

Referring now to Figure 5 there is shown a closure 110 according to an alternative embodiment.

The closure 110 includes a base 120 and a lid 125 which are connected together by a hinge (see Figures 11 to 13). Together the base and lid comprise a closure body.

The base 120 comprises a generally cylindrical skirt 120a with internal screw thread formations 121 and a retention bead 122 formed on its interior surface.

At one end of the base skirt 120a a tamper-evident drop band 123 is provided. The band 123 comprises an annular strip 123a with an upturned annular flap 123b at its free edge formed to engage under a retention bead of a container. The band 123a is connected to the lower end of the base 120 by frangible bridges 123c. At the other end of the skirt 1 20a a flange 124 extends radially inwardly to form a shoulder.

The lid 125 comprises a top plate 125a and a side skirt 125b which depends from the periphery of the skirt 1 25b. The underside of the top plate 1 25a is formed with a sealing spigot 125c. At the open end of the skirt 125b two diametrically opposed tamper-evident tabs 130 are provided. The tabs 130 are fonned in windows 127 at the lower end of the skirt 1 20a and are frangibly connected to the windows 127 by bridges 132, as best shown in Figure 10.

The tabs 130 are generally L-shape in section and comprise a main plate 130a to which the frangible bridges 132 are centrally connected, and an undercut leg portion 131.

The flange 124 is formed with two diametrically opposed cut-out portions 124a which are in register with the tabs 130, as shown best in Figure 10.

The closure 110 is shown in its as-moulded condition (i.e. it is moulded in the closed position) in which the lid 125 is held on the base 120 by a hinge (see Figures 11 and 12). Accordingly, the tabs 130 are effectively suspended from the windows 127 by the bridges 132. The relative dimensions of the tabs 130 and the recesses 124b of the flange 124 mean that in the as-moulded condition if the lid was hinged away from the base 120 the tabs 130 would pass through the recesses 124 without breaking off.

The closure 110 further comprises a spout section generally indicated 140. The spout section 140 comprises a body with a frusto-conical nipple 141 which defines an aperture 141a and is joined to a base section 142 at a shoulder 142a. A retention hook 143 extends transversely from the base 142. A sealing lip 144 depends from the free end of the base 142 and is intended to seal in the bore of a container neck (not shown).

Referring now to Figures 6 and 7 the closure 110 is shown in a partially assembled position.

The spout 140 is introduced into the interior of the closure 110 through the base skirt 120a to the position shown in Figure 6. It will be noted that the upper face of the bead 143 of the spout 140 engages the underside of the bead 122 of the base 120. Further, the spigot 1 25c begins to enter the aperture 14 la of the nipple 141. S.

It will also be noted that the rounded shoulder 142a of the spout 140 engages the tabs 130 at the intersection of the main plates 130a and the leg portions 131.

Referring now to Figures 8 to lithe spout 140 is shown maximally inserted into the closure body. The continued insertion of the spout 140 means that the bead 143 snaps over the bead 122 to hold the spout 140 firmly in position. Further, the spigot 125c is sealingly engaged in the aperture 141a.

The continued insertion of the spout 140 means that the shoulder I 42a pushes on the tabs 130 to cause them to swing radially outwardly as they pivot about the bridges 132. This means that the leg portions 131 of the tabs 130 engage under the flange 124 at the outside of the recesses 124a.

It will be noted that a void 150 is formed between the flange 124 and the annular retention bead 143.

Referring now to Figure 12 the lid 125 is shown flipped to its open position so that the nipple 141 is exposed through the base 120. The windows 127 in the open end of the lid skirt 125b are clearly shown.

It will be noted that the tabs 130 are hidden from view now that the lid 125 has been opened. This is because when the lid 125 is opened the legs 131 of the tabs abut against the flange 124 to prevent the tabs 130 from being lifted with the rest of the lid. Accordingly, as the lid 125 is lifted the bridges 132 break which releases the tabs 130. The tabs 130 drop into the void 150 as shown in Figures 13 to 17. The tabs 130 are retained in the void 150 during subsequent opening and closing operations.

It will be noted that because the tabs 130 are no longer in register with the windows 160, the spout nipple 141 is clearly visible through the lid 125. In this embodiment the spout nipple 141 and the lid 125 are formed from different coloured materials so that the spout 140 can be seen clearly through the windows 127 as an indicator that the tabs 130 are no longer present.

Referring now to Figure 18 there is shown a magnified section of the region of a tamper-evident tab 230 formed according to an alternative embodiment. The tab 230 is very similar to the tab 130 shown in Figure 10. However, whereas the tab shown in Figure 10 is retained by a single bridge from above the tab 230 is retained by two flanking lateral bridges 232.

Claims (14)

  1. Claims 1. A tamper-evident closure comprising a closure body and a
    tamper-evident member which is visible prior to first opening of the closure in use, wherein upon first opening of the closure the tamper-evident member becomes at least partly hidden from view, whereby to indicate the closure has been opened at least once.
  2. 2. A tamper-evident closure comprising a closure body defining a void, and tamper evident member which is visible prior to first opening of the closure in use, wherein upon first opening of the closure the tamper-evident member moves at least partly into the void, whereby to indicate the closure has been opened at least once.
  3. 3. A closure as claimed in Claim I or Claim 2, in which the tamper-evident member is frangibly connected to the closure body and in which the tamper-evident member is released from the closure body upon first opening of the closure.
  4. 4. A closure as claimed in any of Claims I to 3, in which the closure body comprises an opening-indicative section and the evident member comprises a mask which reveals the opening-indicative section upon first opening of the closure.
  5. 5. A closure as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the closure comprises a window in which or through which the tamper-evident member is visible prior to first opening of the closure.
  6. 6. A closure as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the tamper evident member is movable from an unready position to a primed position.
  7. 7. A closure as claimed in Claim 6, in which the closure comprises a plurality of components and the tamper-evident member is moved to the primed position upon assembly of the closure component parts.
  8. 8. A closure as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the closure body comprises a plurality of parts.
  9. 9. A closure as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the closure comprises a first part and a second part.
  10. 10. A closure as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the closure body comprises a base part and a lid part.
  11. 11. A closure as claimed in Claim 10, in which the lid is hingedly connected to the base.
  12. 12. A closure as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the closure comprises a spout part.
  13. 13. A closure as claimed in any preceding claim, in which the closure comprises two or more tamper-evident members.
  14. 14. A tamper-evident closure substantially as hereinbefore described with reference to, and as shown in, the accompanying drawings.
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ES07253128T ES2347705T3 (en) 2006-08-22 2007-08-09 inviolable closure.
DE200720019300 DE202007019300U1 (en) 2006-08-22 2007-08-09 tamper-evident closure
EP20070253128 EP1892194B1 (en) 2006-08-22 2007-08-09 A tamper-evident closure
ES10003258T ES2366276T3 (en) 2006-08-22 2007-08-09 inviolable closure.
DE200760007263 DE602007007263D1 (en) 2006-08-22 2007-08-09 tamper-evident closure
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