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Dokumentenidentifikation EP0583229 24.03.1994
EP-Veröffentlichungsnummer 0583229
Titel Abdeckkappe zum Anordnen auf insbesondere mit Kronenkorken versehenen Flaschen oder dergleichen.
Anmelder Azienda Agricola la Case Bianche S.r.l., Pieve di Soligo, IT
Erfinder Orlandi, Giampaolo, I-37121 Verona, IT
Vertreter derzeit kein Vertreter bestellt
Vertragsstaaten AT, BE, CH, DE, FR, LI, NL
Sprache des Dokument En
EP-Anmeldetag 06.08.1993
EP-Aktenzeichen 938303518
EP-Offenlegungsdatum 16.02.1994
Veröffentlichungstag im Patentblatt 24.03.1994
IPC-Hauptklasse B65D 51/18
IPC-Nebenklasse B65D 41/62   

Beschreibung[en]

The present invention relates to a cap cover capsular element to be placed in particular on a container such as a bottle, provided with a crown cap or the like.

According to the known art, cork stoppers or metal crown caps are used to close bottles, and in particular bottles of choice wines or other similar quality goods.

The cork stoppers are in general used to stop bottles of choice wines and sparkling wines. Such cork stoppers give the bottles a feature of importance and quality. The bottles of quality sparkling wings are stopped with cork stoppers which are secured to the bottle-neck through a metallic crate in order to prevent an unwanted uncorking owing to the gas contained in the bottle itself.

According to the new regulations in force in the present field, it is now forbidden to use the aforesaid stoppers on bottles containing also sparkling wines and therefore it is no more possible to stop the bottles with the usual cork stoppers since such stoppers do not assure a safe seal.

On the contrary, the crown caps, which are usually used for bottles of water or beverages, are much more functional and practical than the cork stoppers but there is the inconvenience that such crown caps are not suitable to be used on the bottles of choise wines or quality wines since such caps do not look very well.

The aim of the present invention is to permit the crown caps to be used on taking advantage of their functionality and practicalness, the finishing touch for the bottle being represented by the present cap cover element which encapsulates the crown cap itself on forming a cover which makes the bottle more refined; moreover, such cap cover permits that the crown cap may be uncorked by means of whatever sharp tool such as a knife or by means of a usual cork-screw. Otherwise, the cap may be removed also with the hand.

The invention relates to a cap cover capsular element to be particularly applied to bottles which are provided with crown caps or the like, characterized in that for consisting of a substantially cylindrical hollow body which is open in the lower part and may be applied on the upper end of a bottle or the like which is preferably provided with a crown cap; a seal edge is provided in the inner part of the hollow body, which edge may be continuous or may be provided with sectors and inserts in the lower border of the cap so as to keep the cap sealed; moreover, there are a stop supporting flange, a slot and a blind seat; the slot is used to introduce a sharp tool while the blind seat is used to introduce a usual corkscrew.

The invention will be better understood from the following specification as well as from the accompanying drawing wherein:

  • Figure 1 shows a schematical view of the capsular element in question, positioned on a bottle;
  • Figure 2 shows a schematical view of the same, in section;
  • Figure 3 shows a schematical view of a sectioned detail of the capsular element.

With reference to the accompanying drawing, number 1 refers in general to a cap cover element according to the invention.

In general, the cover element consists of a hollow body which is open in the lower part so that the cover element may be positioned on the neck of a bottle or the like which is provided with a crown cap 3 or the like.

The inner part of the hollow body of the cover element 1 shows a sealing annular edge 2 which may be continuous or provided with sectors, the annular edge being so shaped that it may be introduced and blocked in the lower part of the cap 3.

An annular flange 4 is provided in the inner part of the element 1. The annular flange acts as a support and a stop since it forms a seat 5 for an exact housing of the cap 3.

Furthermore, the capsular body 1 is provided on its upper part with a vertical slot 6 in which a blade or other suitable tool may be introduced to uncork the cap by acting on its central part.

The capsular body 1 is also provided with a seat 7 which permits an uncorking of the bottle by means of a usual corkscrew.

As an advantage, the capsular element and the crown cap may also be removed by hand.

It is possible to carry out the sealing edge 2 with two opposite teeth. In this case, the capsular element may be removed by pressing it laterally in order that both teeth get out of the lower edge of the cap.

This permits the removing and also a re-use of the capsular element on other bottles.

Finally, the cap is perfectly included in the capsular element and therefore the opening of the bottle does not damage the cap itself which may be repositioned on the same bottle or on a different bottle with a simple pressure.

The so-described cap cover is positioned on the upper part or neck of a bottle or the like with a light manual and/or mechanical pressure in order that the edge or the sealing sectors 2 may comprise the lower part of the cap 3 on engaging the same.

The perfect positioning is also permitted by the stop supporting flange 4.

As it can be seen from the aforesaid description, the use of the present cap cover permits to reach the following important results:

  • An elegant look of the bottle which gives the product an impression of quality.
  • The possibility of opening the bottle by means of a usual utensil or tool which may be inserted in the slots and acts as a lever on the cap itself.
  • The possibility of opening the bottle manually by pressing the outer border of the cap cover.
  • The possibility of re-using the cap cover along with the incorporated crown cap in order to close the same bottle again or the possibility of using the cap cover without the crown cap on other bottles which have been already corked.

Moreover, the cap cover in question may be advantageously used also on bottles or the like which are not provided with crown caps.


Anspruch[en]
  1. A cap cover capsular element to be placed in particular on a bottle showing preferably a crown cap or the like, characterized in that for consisting of an essentially hollow cylindrical body (1) which is open in the lower part so that the cover element may be positioned on the upper end of a bottle or the like which should preferably but not necessarily be provided with a crown cap; in the inner part of the hollow body there are sealing means (2) which are fit to insert in the lower border of the cap (3) so as to engage the cap itself; there being also provided a flange (4) acting as a stop and as a support, which flange is arranged in the inner part of the hollow body (1), a slot (6) in which a tool, preferably a sharp tool, may be introduced and a blind seat (7) which is obtained on the outer part of the hollow body (1) and permits the use of a usual corkscrew.
  2. A cap cover capsular element as claimed in the claim 1, characterized in that the said sealing means consist of an edge which may be continuous, that is annular, or may be provided with sectors so as to form an engaging toothing.
  3. A cap cover capsular element as claimed in the foregoing claims, characterized in that the cap (3) is included between the supporting flange (4) and the edge (2) or engaging sectors.
  4. A cap cover capsular element as claimed in the preceding claims, characterized in that the said slot (6) may be arranged according to whatever sense, that is horizontal, vertical or oblique.






IPC
A Täglicher Lebensbedarf
B Arbeitsverfahren; Transportieren
C Chemie; Hüttenwesen
D Textilien; Papier
E Bauwesen; Erdbohren; Bergbau
F Maschinenbau; Beleuchtung; Heizung; Waffen; Sprengen
G Physik
H Elektrotechnik

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