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Патент USA US2405667

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Auga 13, 1946.
Filed Jan. 20, 1944
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Patented Aug. 13, 1946
Andrew Ottesen, New York, N. Y.
Application January 20, 1944, Serial No. 518,981
1 Claim.
(01. 22o_-4s)
This invention relates to new and useful im
provements in a receptacle cover. This applica
tion is a continuation in part of my previous
application Serial No. 418,637, ?led November
12, 1941, and now matured into Patent Number
a vertical inner wall I5. The edge portions of
the cover are sealed upon the end of the can
body by the conventional rolled edge.
An annular score line I6 is formed within the
channel l2 at the junction of the base wall ill
with the inner wall [5. This permits the re
ceptacle cover H to be removed by forcing the
This invention proposes the construction of a
inner wall l5 inwards relative to the outer wall
receptacle cover characterized by a downwardly
l3 for separating the cover 12 from the can body
directed annular channel having an outer wall
continuing into a base wall which in turn con 10 H1 in the score line I6, as shown in Fig. 4. A
prying tool is inserted into the channel l2 and
tinues into an inner wall with an annular score
moved in a direction to press the inner wall l5
line formed within the channel in a manner to
inwards causing the cover sections to separate
permit the cover to be removed from the recep
at the score line I6. The inner wall l5 being
tacle by means of a prying tool such as a screw
15 moved inward by pressing from above the base
driver, the back of a spoon, or the like.
wall l4 and score line Hi.
A further object of the invention proposes
In the form of the invention shown in Fig. 5
forming the score line within the channel in the
the construction of the can cover is similar to
vicinity of the junction of the base wall with the
that previously described, except for the provi
inner wall so that the bottom portion of the
inner wall may be forced inwards relative to the 20 sion of a reinforcing band I‘! which is mounted
in position on the top portion of the inner wall
outer wall for opening the cover along the score
IS. The reinforcing band I‘! serves to stiffen
the top portion of the inner wall l5 and prevent
Still another object of the invention proposes
it from being mashed and collapsed under the pres
forming the annular score line in the junction of
the inner wall with the top wall in a manner so 25 sure of the prying tool used for moving the inner
wall [5 inwards to breakthe cover I! at the
that the top portion of the inner wall may be
score line 16.
forced inwards relative to the outer wall to open
In other respects this form of the invention is
the receptacle along the score line.
similar to that previously shown and like refer
Still another object of the invention proposes
the provision of stiffening and reinforcing bands 30 ence numerals identify like parts in each of the
several views.
mounted upon portions of the inner wall of the
channel in a manner to stiffen the inner wall
While I have illustrated and described the pre
against being collapsed.
ferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be
For further comprehension of the invention.
understood that I do not limit myself to the pre
and of the objects and advantages thereof, ref 35 cise constructions herein disclosed and the right.
erence will be had to the following description
is reserved to all changes and modi?cations com
and accompanying drawing, and to the appended
ing within the scope of the invention as de?ned
in the appended claim.
claim in which the various novel features of the
invention are more particularly set forth.
Having thus described my invention, what I
In the accompanying drawing forming a ma
claim as new and desire to secure by United States
terial part of this disclosure:
Letters Patent is:
‘Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a receptacle in
In a receptacle cover having a downwardly di
the form of a can having a cover constructed in
rected annular channel formed of an outer-wall
accordance with this invention.
which continues into a base wall which in’ turn
45 continues into an inner wall, and having an an
Fig. 2 is a plan view of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged partial vertical sectional
nular score line within said channel in the vi
view taken on the line 3—3 of Fig.2.
cinity of the junction of said base wall and inner
Fig. 4 is an enlarged view of a portion of Fig.
wall so that the bottom portion of the inner wall
3 showingr the can partially opened at the score
may be forced inwards relative to said outer wall
50 for opening said cover along said score line, means
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 but illustrating
for supporting an annular top portion of said
a modi?cation of the invention.
inner wall for forming a fulcrum for the bottom
The receptacle cover, according to this inven
portion when pried open along said score line,
tion, is formed on the ends of a receptacle H]
comprising a reinforcing band ?xedly mounted in
which is in the form of a tin can. The cover ll 55 position on the top portion of the inner face of
comprises a downwardly directed annular chan
said inner wall and having its bottom edge por
nel I2 formed with an outer wall [3 continuing
tion spaced upwards of said score line.
into a base wall M which in turn continues into
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