Title:
Can end
United States Patent D411107


Inventors:
Turner, Timothy (Cary, IL)
Young, Carlton (Westchester, IL)
Application Number:
29/080031
Publication Date:
06/15/1999
Filing Date:
11/26/1997
Assignee:
American National Can Company (Chicago, IL)
Primary Class:
Field of Search:
D9/416, D9/438, D9/518, 215/305, 220/269-273, 220/793, 220/906, 222/153.07
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US Patent References:
D392566Beverage canMarch, 1998Vahjen et al.D9/503
5715964Can end with emboss and deboss score panel stiffening beadsFebruary, 1998Turner et al.220/269
5711448Non-detachable tab can end with large oval openingJanuary, 1998Clarke, III220/269
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D387987End closure for a containerDecember, 1997Neiner
D385192Can endOctober, 1997Hurst et al.
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5385254Easy lift container openingJanuary, 1995Hannon
5375729Easy-open container endDecember, 1994Schubert
5307947Container end memberMay, 1994Moen et al.
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D279265End closure for a containerJune, 1985Turner et al.
RE31702Tab for easy-open ecology endOctober, 1984Brown
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4387827Container closureJune, 1983Ruemer, Jr.
4363419Self-storing permanently attached can opening meansDecember, 1982Walz, Sr.
D267393CanDecember, 1982Gruodis et al.
4361251Detachment resistant retained lever tabNovember, 1982Langseder et al.
D266991End closure for a containerNovember, 1982Hasagawa et al.
D265463End closure for a containerJuly, 1982Hasegawa
D263802End closure for a containerApril, 1982Fraze
D263803End closure for a containerApril, 1982Fraze
4305523Push-in closuresDecember, 1981Dalli et al.
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4205760Non-detach beverage endJune, 1980Hasegawa
4184607Easy open can endJanuary, 1980Potts
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Foreign References:
EP0564725October, 1993Anti-impact easily openable can lid and method of making the same.
EP0704382April, 1996Stay-on-tab can end with bead on tear panel enabling wide contact with tab to enhance propagation of score line rupture
JP1308744December, 1989
JP0624443February, 1994
Other References:
"Packaging Priorities", Tim Davis, Beverage World Dec. 1994.
Primary Examiner:
Coles, Doris V.
Assistant Examiner:
Matta, Cathron B.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Wallenstein & Wagner, Ltd.
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for a can end, as shown and described.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a top plan view of the can end incorporating our new design;

FIG. 2 is a side elevation thereof, the other side being the same as the side shown;

FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 4 is a sectional view taken along line 4--4 in FIG. 1, and shown at an enlarged scale.