WO1999009853A3 - Decorative and symbolically shaped pull tab container opening devices and methods of making the same - Google Patents

Decorative and symbolically shaped pull tab container opening devices and methods of making the same Download PDF

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WO1999009853A3
WO1999009853A3 PCT/CA1998/000818 CA9800818W WO9909853A3 WO 1999009853 A3 WO1999009853 A3 WO 1999009853A3 CA 9800818 W CA9800818 W CA 9800818W WO 9909853 A3 WO9909853 A3 WO 9909853A3
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container
pull tab
decoration
decorative
top
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PCT/CA1998/000818
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Joseph W Stasiuk
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Joseph W Stasiuk
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Priority to US08/917,516 priority
Priority to US09/061,227 priority
Priority to US09/061,227 priority patent/US6105806A/en
Application filed by Joseph W Stasiuk filed Critical Joseph W Stasiuk
Priority claimed from KR1020007001920A external-priority patent/KR20010023286A/en
Publication of WO1999009853A2 publication Critical patent/WO1999009853A2/en
Publication of WO1999009853A3 publication Critical patent/WO1999009853A3/en

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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
    • B65D17/00Rigid or semi-rigid containers specially constructed to be opened by cutting or piercing, or by tearing of frangible members or portions
    • B65D17/28Rigid or semi-rigid containers specially constructed to be opened by cutting or piercing, or by tearing of frangible members or portions at lines or points of weakness
    • B65D17/401Rigid or semi-rigid containers specially constructed to be opened by cutting or piercing, or by tearing of frangible members or portions at lines or points of weakness characterised by having the line of weakness provided in an end wall
    • B65D17/4012Rigid or semi-rigid containers specially constructed to be opened by cutting or piercing, or by tearing of frangible members or portions at lines or points of weakness characterised by having the line of weakness provided in an end wall for opening partially by means of a tearing tab
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41MPRINTING, DUPLICATING, MARKING, OR COPYING PROCESSES; COLOUR PRINTING
    • B41M5/00Duplicating or marking methods; Sheet materials for use therein
    • B41M5/24Ablative recording, e.g. by burning marks; Spark recording
    • 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
    • B65D2517/00Containers specially constructed to be opened by cutting, piercing or tearing of wall portions, e.g. preserving cans or tins
    • B65D2517/0001Details
    • B65D2517/001Action for opening container
    • B65D2517/0014Action for opening container pivot tab and push-down tear panel
    • 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
    • B65D2517/00Containers specially constructed to be opened by cutting, piercing or tearing of wall portions, e.g. preserving cans or tins
    • B65D2517/0001Details
    • B65D2517/0047Provided with additional elements other than for closing the opening
    • B65D2517/0052Prizes, tokens, badges or other information carrying devices
    • B65D2517/0053Prizes, tokens, badges or other information carrying devices forming part of, or connected to, the tab

Abstract

A container opening device, container lid (20), or can top with a decorated feature, or in the case of an opening device, a symbolically shaped pull tab (40) for attachment to a container to perform the dual functions of opening the container and decorating the container for equity, identification or promotional purposes. The pull tab (40) may open the container by acting as a lever which presses against a tear strip (30) in the container top (20) defined by a tear line (31) to separate the tear strip from the container top (20) and open the container (10). The pull tab (40) may perform a decorative and promotional function by having a decoration or a symbolic shape that is to be recognized as a picture, trademark, icon, character, or other symbolic item or logo. The decoration can be enhanced further by applying color, printing, embossing and labels to the pull tab (40), lid (20) or container (10). The pull tab (40) or decoration can take the shape and design of corporate logos, trademarks, icons, etc. In an alternative embodiment, the pull tab (40') may have a weakened portion (44) so that a piece of the pull tab may be removable from the container as a token or memento.
PCT/CA1998/000818 1997-08-26 1998-08-26 Decorative and symbolically shaped pull tab container opening devices and methods of making the same WO1999009853A2 (en)

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US91751697A true 1997-08-26 1997-08-26
US08/917,516 1997-08-26
US09/061,227 1998-04-17
US09/061,227 US6105806A (en) 1997-08-26 1998-04-17 Laser etched pull tab container opening devices and methods of making the same

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NZ503030A NZ503030A (en) 1997-08-26 1998-08-26 Decorative pull tab container opening devices with images formed by local laser removal of coating layer
EP98941179A EP1006831A2 (en) 1997-08-26 1998-08-26 Decorative and symbolically shaped pull tab container opening devices and methods of making the same
IL13470798A IL134707D0 (en) 1997-08-26 1998-08-26 Decorative and symbolically shaped pull tab container opening devices and method of making the same
CA002301655A CA2301655C (en) 1997-08-26 1998-08-26 Decorative and symbolically shaped pull tab container opening devices and methods of making the same
AU89680/98A AU733461B2 (en) 1997-08-26 1998-08-26 Decorative and symbolically shaped pull tab container opening devices and methods of making the same
PL98339011A PL194535B1 (en) 1997-08-26 1998-08-26 Container lid opening tab assembly and method of making same
EA200000174A EA002228B1 (en) 1997-08-26 1998-08-26 Decorative and symbolically shaped pull tab container opening devices and methods of making the same
KR1020007001920A KR20010023286A (en) 1997-08-26 1998-08-26 Decorative and symbolically shaped pull tab container opening devices and methods of making the same
BR9814453-7A BR9814453A (en) 1997-08-26 1998-08-26 Device container opening, the pull tab shaped decorative and symbolic methods for producing them and their use
SK267-2000A SK287100B6 (en) 1997-08-26 1998-08-26 Decorative and symbolically shaped pull tab container opening devices and methods of making the same
EEP200000107A EE200000107A (en) 1997-08-26 1998-08-26 A method for the manufacture of an opening device of the container, and the opening device so prepared is provided with a reservoir
JP2000507257A JP2001513475A (en) 1997-08-26 1998-08-26 Decorative and symbolically shaped pull tab container opening device and Corelli forming method.
NO20000967A NO20000967L (en) 1997-08-26 2000-02-25 Decorative and symbolic shaped opening devices for container retrievable opening flap, and a process for preparation thereof
HR20000106A HRP20000106A2 (en) 1997-08-26 2000-02-28 Decorative and symbolically shaped pull tab container opening devices and methods of making the same

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WO1999009853A3 true WO1999009853A3 (en) 1999-05-27

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JP (1) JP2001513475A (en)
CN (1) CN1091724C (en)
AU (1) AU733461B2 (en)
BR (1) BR9814453A (en)
CA (1) CA2301655C (en)
CZ (1) CZ300642B6 (en)
EA (1) EA002228B1 (en)
EE (1) EE200000107A (en)
HR (1) HRP20000106A2 (en)
HU (1) HU0003456A3 (en)
ID (1) ID24570A (en)
IL (1) IL134707D0 (en)
NO (1) NO20000967L (en)
NZ (1) NZ503030A (en)
PL (1) PL194535B1 (en)
SK (1) SK287100B6 (en)
TR (1) TR200001219T2 (en)
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