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(11)    Patent No :    AP 2588    (73) Applicant(s)       
(21)    Application No :    AP/P/2008/004668    CROWN PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY, INC, 11535 S. Central       
            Avenue, Alsip, Illinois 60803-2599,       
                   
(22)    Filing Date :    08.05.2007    United States of America       
(24)    Date of Grant &    04.02.2013           
                   
(45)    Publication :

(30)    Priority Data            (72) Inventors   
    (33) Country    (31) Number    (32) Date    PARIS Alexandre, Spain   
    EP    06113767.5    10.05.2006    RAMSEY Christopher Paul, United Kingdom   
                   
                LE FEUVRE Mark James, United States of America   
                et al   
                (74) Representative   
(84)    Designated State           
               
    BW  MZ   NA    ZW        GILL, GODLONTON & GERRANS   
                ZIMBABWE   
               
(51)    International    Classification    B65D 17/50 (2006.01)   

(54)    Title
Can opening device

(57)    Abstract

An opening device of plastics material, which is suitable for closing and re-closing of a metal, can end, for example. The opening device has two

distinct parts: a base plate (10) and a tab (1), which are joined together by an

integral rivet (14, 15). The opening device is used to close an aperture in the metal panel of a can end by fitting the base plate to the underside of the panel and connecting this to the tab on the top of the panel. A sliding action by pulling or retaining the tab actuates movement of the base plate for

(56)    Documents Cited :    FR-1434827 A    GB -2154561 A    US -4746032 A

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