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Dokumentenidentifikation EP1009678 02.01.2003
EP-Veröffentlichungsnummer 1009678
Titel VERSCHLUSSDECKEL FÜR GETRÄNKEDOSE MIT AUSSENKAPPE
Anmelder Cagan, Michael, N., El Arenal, ES;
Wackerbauer, Peter, 93161 Grafenried, DE;
Scharf, Andreas, 93047 Regensburg, DE;
Klose, Frank, Porto Christo, Mallorca, ES
Erfinder Cagan, N., Michael, 07600 El Arenal, ES;
Wackerbauer, Peter, 93161 Alling, DE;
Scharf, Andreas, 93043 Regensburg, DE;
Klose, Frank, 07680 Porto Christo (Mallorca), ES
Vertreter derzeit kein Vertreter bestellt
DE-Aktenzeichen 69809567
Vertragsstaaten AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, IE, IT, LI, NL, PT, SE
Sprache des Dokument EN
EP-Anmeldetag 13.02.1998
EP-Aktenzeichen 989094586
WO-Anmeldetag 13.02.1998
PCT-Aktenzeichen PCT/EP98/00805
WO-Veröffentlichungsnummer 0098035883
WO-Veröffentlichungsdatum 20.08.1998
EP-Offenlegungsdatum 21.06.2000
EP date of grant 20.11.2002
Veröffentlichungstag im Patentblatt 02.01.2003
IPC-Hauptklasse B65D 47/26
IPC-Nebenklasse B65D 51/00   

Beschreibung[en]

The invention relates to a drinks can.

GB-A-459 019 discloses a drinks can comprising a lid that is fastened to the cylindrical can body by means of a flanged rim, an off-centre opening and a closure cap that covers over the entire lid and is mounted on the flanged rim in a rotatable but non-removable fashion, by means of a marginal bead and also discloses the feature of a closure cap having an off-center opening that can be brought into alignment with the opening of the lid. Furthermore this document discloses features of a latching cam and the hollow in the lid and cap, respectively. However, the latching cam and the hollow only serves to lock the lid in both, the open and closed positions.

A drinks can of the type explained at the beginning, but having a pre-stamped, tear-open region in the lid, and a tear-open tab riveted to this region, is known from DE 82 30 293.6 Ul. In the case of this known drinks can, which corresponds to the previously usual drinks cans, after the tear-out opening has been opened, a closure cap having a marginal bead is clipped onto the flanged rim, this closure cap having an opening that can be brought into a position aligning with the removal opening. This configuration makes it possible, after the closure cap has been clipped on, either to protect the still unopened can better against accidental opening, or to close the already opened can.

This clipped-on closure cap, which does not have any additional sealing surfaces around the removal opening, is not able to close an already opened can so that nothing can run out, since the content of the drinks can may get between the can lid and the clipped-on closure cap and there can emerge from the opening in the closure cap, even when the latter is offset with respect to the removal opening in the lid by rotating the closure cap. This closure cap is able only to offer protection against penetrating insects or against running out immediately in the event of the can being turned over briefly, but a leaktight closure for transport, during which the cans are under certain circumstances turned upside down, is not possible. In addition, at the time of the disposal of the empty can, attention must be paid to the fact that the closure cap, which consists of soft plastic, must be disposed of separately. The separate manufacture of a closure cap consisting of soft plastic, which is subsequently applied by the consumer, is cumbersome to handle, since it has to be carried along in addition to the can. If such a closure cap is already applied by the manufacturer, then it has to be removed first before the opening of the can and then clipped on again, which is cumbersome. In addition, the manufacture of a closure cap consisting of soft plastic is expensive in relation to the drinks cans which are efficiently produced in large-scale mass production and consist of aluminium sheet.

GB 607 139 discloses a closure for containers in which, between the lid of the container and the rotatably mounted closure cap, a soft elastic inlay is provided, which likewise has an opening aligning with the opening in the closure cap and, in this position, is retained by an inwardly drawn rim of the closure cap. Such a closure is well suited for a granular or powdery content and, even in the case of liquid contents, largely prevents them running out, but is not suitable to be applied to the can in the original state for drinks cans which are under pressure, such as is the case in beer or cola cans, since this seal would not withstand the pressure. Such a closure can also be applied subsequently to drinks cans, which once more is associated with the disadvantages described further above.

FR 23 44 465 discloses a container for powdery or granular contents, for example for herbs or spices, in which a container lid consisting of plastic and having a cylindrical attachment can be pressed into a cylindrical container and can be fixed there, the container lid having a rim that is turned up and has a groove in which a closure lid, which rests on the container lid, is rotatably held. The container lid has an off-centre opening which is surrounded by a sealing lip, the latter projecting slightly beyond the upper surface of the container lid and thus being pressed against the inner surface of the closure lid. Although this closure is suitable for powdery media, it is not suitable for liquid media under pressure, since the connection between container lid and container body is not designed for a pressure-tight connection. In addition, such a closure lid could not be applied subsequently in the case of the usual tear-open drinks cans, since the latter have a lid which is permanently connected to the can body by a flanged connection.

The object of the invention is to provide a drinks can which, with low manufacturing costs, provides significant advantages in use with respect to opening and re-closing, this can being absolutely secure against the contents running out, in particular in the re-closed state, not needing any subsequent closure cap that can be applied and also managing without a tear-open tab for the opening of the can.

In order to achieve this object, on the basis of a drinks can corresponding to the type explained at the beginning, two possibilities are provided.

The first possibility is mentioned in claim 1.

In the case of this solution, at the beginning of the rotation of the closure cap, because of the arrangement of the latching cam, which engages in the latching hollow and is controlled upwards on the latter, the closure cap is bowed outwards, as a result of which the region that closes the opening in the lid, in particular the sealing ring, is lifted off the annular bead that surrounds the opening in the lid, specifically to such a great extent that the annular bead that surrounds the opening in the lid and the annular bead that surrounds the closed region and the sealing ring in the closure cap do not abut one another, that is to say do not rub on one another with their bead flanks. This is particularly important when both the lid and the closure cap consist of metal. A mutual rubbing movement without lifting the closure cap could cause a metallic taste in the drink. The annular bead around the opening in the lid and the annular bead around the sealing surface of the closure cap are used to reinforce these regions, in order that the annular bead of the lid can be pressed with great force against the sealing ring, on account of the internal pressure in the drinks can, without any bulging of the closure cap, and hence leaks between the annular bead and the sealing ring, being able to occur. This fundamental configuration of the invention, without a particular construction of the closed region, is to be recommended only for those drinks cans in which any type of sealing of the closed position is not involved.

If, on the other hand, safeguarding of the closed position is desired to the extent that the first-time opening can be detected later, then a further refinement of the invention is recommended, in which the annular bead of the closure cap, which in the closed position surrounds the annular bead that surrounds the opening in the lid, surrounds a closed region that is formed by the sealing ring and a deformable bulge that is located within the sealing ring, that, in order to open the drinks can for the first time, the bulge can be pressed in from its convex position into a permanent concave position, it being the case that, during the transition from the convex into the concave position, the sealing ring comes briefly free from the apex of the annular bead that surrounds the opening in the lid, in order then to rest again with pretension on the apex of the annular bead in the concave position of the bulge.

The permanent concave position of the bulge makes it possible to detect that the drinks can has already been opened once. The brief mutual removal of the two bead apexes from each other, and the associated brief removal of the sealing ring from the annular bead that surrounds the opening, not only leads to an escape of the gas pressure prevailing in the can but also forms the precondition for bonding the sealing ring to the annular bead, in order to safeguard the closed position better. As a result of pressing in the bulge, this bonded connection is destroyed, which in the case of a configuration of a drinks can without such a bulge would lead to considerable difficulties when opening the drinks can only by rotating the closure cap. The bonded connection would present a considerable resistance to the rotational movement.

An advantageous development of the invention comprises the latching cam and the latching hollow being formed by impressions, which are directed towards the interior of the drinks can and deviate from a circular shape, in both the lid and the closure cap, and these impressions engage in one another in the closed position of the closure cap.

If, in a development of the invention, the latching hollow in the lid is surrounded by a rim that projects outwards beyond the lid surface, then when the closure cap is rotated, the latter is lifted to a particularly great extent off the lid, as a result of which the mutual rubbing of the two annular beads is reliably avoided.

A second possibility for achieving the object is mentioned in claim 5.

By means of this configuration, it is possible to open the drinks can by pressing in the deformable bulge, the snap-in movement triggered by the pressing in causing the sealing ring to come briefly free from the annular bead of the lid, as a result of which the positive pressure in the drinks can escapes and the closure cap can be rotated into a position in which the opening in the closure cap aligns with the opening in the lid. After the removal of the desired quantity of drink, the drinks can may then be closed by rotating the closure cap, the rotation being carried out until the annular bead with the deformable bulge has been pushed over the annular bead that surrounds the opening in the lid and surrounds this annular bead, that is to say until the closure cap again assumes its rotational position or closed position that is provided in the originally closed state. The sealing ring then rests with its sealing surface under pretension on the annular bead of the lid, as a result of which the opening in the lid is again closed. Since the sealing surface is constructed on the sealing ring of the closure cap, it is lifted off the annular bead of the lid during the rotation of the closure cap, as a result of the annular beads being pushed over each other, by which means the destruction of this sealing surface on account of possible frictional forces is avoided, and the sealing surface retains its serviceability even after the drinks can has been opened many times. This is particularly important when the sealing rings are provided with sealing elements, these sealing elements preferably consisting of elastomeric material.

Although the desired function is also achievable using only one annular bead in the closure cap, this bead surrounding the sealing ring and the closed region, it is advantageous if, in a further refinement of the invention, in the event of two annular beads being constructed and having sealing rings located on the inside in each case, the second annular bead, with sealing ring, surrounds the opening in the closure cap. This configuration has the advantage that the opening rim in the lid is surrounded by the sealing ring when the can is opened, and this sealing ring, on account of the annular bead that surrounds it, can be pressed against the lid with a relatively large pretension, so that when the liquid is being poured out of the drinks can, the said liquid cannot get between the lid and the closure cap.

It is advantageous if, in a further refinement of the invention, there is constructed in the lid a second annular bead which corresponds to the size and shaping of that annular bead that surrounds the opening in the lid. By this means, in the closed position the annular bead that surrounds the opening in the closure cap can rest, with its sealing-ring surface adjacent on the inside, on this second annular bead in the lid, as a result of which any liquid that has penetrated between lid and closure cap remains enclosed and cannot emerge from the opening in the closure cap. In addition, it is ensured that, in the closed position, the closure cap is supported uniformly with respect to the lid, so that any deformation of the closure cap, which would lead to the sealing-ring surface lifting off the annular bead that surrounds the opening in the lid, is avoided. Of course, in this case the second annular bead is arranged in such a way that, given an appropriate rotational position of the closure cap, it can cooperate with each of the two annular beads of the closure cap and comes into alignment with the annular bead that surrounds the opening in the closure cap when the other annular bead of the closure cap aligns with the annular bead that surrounds the opening in the lid.

If, in a further refinement of the invention, the closure cap is constructed like a plate with a marginal bead that widens conically outwards, the outer free flank of the marginal bead being used for fastening to the flanged rim of the drinks can, then by this means, even when using a thin-walled closure cap, adequate pretension is achieved, which is necessary in order to press the sealing ring that is located within the corresponding annular bead against the annular bead of the lid.

This pretension can be further supported in that, in an advantageous further refinement of the invention, the bottom of the closure cap is bent slightly in the direction of the lid of the drinks can.

In order to provide the necessary freedom of movement of these annular beads when pressing in the deformable bulge and during the mutual rotation of the interengaging annular beads, provision is made, in a development of the invention, for each resiliently constructed region which accommodates an annular bead to be partly bounded by slits in the closure cap, these slits extending at a distance from the respective annular bead, starting from the inner conical flank of the annular bead of the closure cap and extending over part of the closure cap dimension.

It is sufficient if each annular bead is assigned two slits, which are located in mirror-image fashion on opposite sides of the respective annular bead.

The construction of slits is particularly advantageous in the case of closure caps which consist of metal, for example stainless steel or aluminium. On the other hand, in the case of closure caps which are manufactured from plastic, it is also possible to manage with deep grooves instead of the slits.

A favourable resilient action of the regions accommodating the annular beads results if the slits or grooves extend essentially parallel to a tangent to an annular bead.

If, in a development of the invention, in the appropriate rotational position of the closure cap, in which the respective annular bead of the closure cap surrounds the annular bead of the lid, the inner flanks of the annular beads that are constructed in the closure cap rest closely on the outer flank of the annular bead assigned to the lid, then the pressing action of the sealing ring on the annular bead of the lid is increased, in particular in the case of thin-walled closure caps. In addition, by this means the respective rotational position in the opened or closed state is precisely fixed, whereas such a fixed position is not provided exactly if the respective annular bead of the closure cap surrounds the annular bead of the lid with a space.

A particularly advantageous refinement is provided by both the openings in the lid and the closure cap and all the annular beads having a circumference that deviates from a circular shape, and preferably having a kidney-like form. By this means, when the bulge is pressed in, a sharper snap effect and hence reliable lifting of the sealing ring of the closure cap off the annular bead that surrounds the opening in the lid may be brought about. In addition, this results in a broad opening, whose region associated with the marginal bead extends parallel to this marginal bead over a great length, so that drinking from the can is facilitated.

An advantageous configuration is characterized in that all the annular beads have a circular circumference.

Although the annular beads may assume any desired angular position in relation to one another, it is certainly to be recommended, on visual grounds, that the annular beads of the closure cap and those of the lid lie diametrically opposite one another. By this means, an equally large resilient region can also be assigned to each annular bead.

In order to improve the sealing action of the sealing rings, the sealing rings may be provided with sealing elements. Rubber rings or resilient plastic rings are suitable for this, and these can be bonded to the closure cap.

Easy handling when opening the drinks can is ensured by the fact that, in a development of the invention, the bulge within the first bead ring of the closure cap is constructed as a spherically domed area.

Favourable sealing possibilities between lid and closure cap in the opened state result if, in a development of the invention, the opening in the lid and the opening in the closure cap are essentially coincident.

Manufacture is simplified, in an advantageous way, if, in a development of the invention, the closure cap and the lid consist of the same material, preferably of metal.

The invention is explained in more detail below using exemplary embodiments illustrated in the drawing, in which:

Figure 1
shows a view from above of a lid of an inventive drinks can;
Figure 2
shows a cross section through this lid;
Figure 3
shows a view of an inventive closure cap for a drinks can;
Figure 4
shows a cross section through this closure cap;
Figure 5
shows a section along the line V-V in Figure 3;
Figure 6
shows a section through the upper part of an inventive drinks can having a second embodiment of the closure cap, in the original closed and sealed state of the drinks can;
Figure 7
shows a section, corresponding to Figure 6, through the upper part of a drinks can in the opened state of the seal but closed state of the opening of the lid of the drinks can;
Figure 8
shows a section, corresponding to Fig. 6, in the opened state of the drinks can;
Figure 9
shows a plan view of the lid side of a drinks can of a third exemplary embodiment;
Figure 10
shows a section along the line X-X in Figure 9;
Figure 11
shows a section along the line XI-XI in Figure 9;
Figure 12
shows a view of a closure cap of a drinks can according to the third embodiment;
Figure 13
shows a section along the line XIII-XIII in Figure 12;
Figure 14
shows a section along the line XIV-XIV in Figure 12;
Figure 15
shows a cross section through the upper part of the drinks can according to the third embodiment, in the opened state corresponding to the line XIV-XIV in Figure 12;
Figure 16
shows a cross section through the upper part of the drinks can in a plane lying perpendicular to Figure 15;
Figure 17
shows a cross section through the upper part of the drinks can during the opening phase; and
Figure 18
shows a cross section through the upper part of the drinks can in a plane lying perpendicular to Fig. 17.

As can be seen from the drawing, in particular in conjunction with Figures 1 to 5, a lid 1 of a drinks can, this lid being fixed to a body 2 of this drinks can by means of a flanged rim 3, has an off-centre opening 4, which is surrounded by an annular bead 5 which has essentially conical flanks 6 and 7. Arranged over the lid 1 is a closure cap 8 which closes the lid completely, as can be seen in conjunction with Figures 6 to 8, which show a second embodiment. The closure cap 8 is constructed like a plate and has a marginal bead 9 that widens conically outwards and whose outer free flank 10 is flanged around the flanged rim 3 of the lid in such a way that the closure cap 8 can be rotated with respect to the lid 1 but cannot be lifted. The inner conical flank 11 of the marginal bead 9 contributes significantly to stiffening the closure cap 8.

The closure cap 8 is provided with an off-centre opening 12 which, given an appropriate rotational position of the closure cap, can be brought into alignment with the opening 4 in the lid 1 of the drinks can, that is to say has the same eccentricity. Furthermore, the closure cap 8 has an annular bead 13 (Fig. 4) which, in the assembled state, is directed towards the lid, and has essentially conical flanks 14 and 15. This annular bead 13 surrounds a sealing ring 16, which is constructed inside the annular bead 13 as a flat ring and is located within the plane of the bottom 17 of the closure cap. At its side that faces the lid 1 in the assembled state, the sealing ring 16 is provided with an elastic sealing element 18, which, for example, is fastened by bonding to the underside of the sealing ring 16. On its inner margin, the sealing ring 16 is connected in one piece to a bulge 19, which is constructed so as to be deformable and, in the closed position of the drinks can, has the shape of a convex spherically domed area.

In the closed and sealed state of the drinks can, which emerges from Figure 6, there being no differences between the embodiments with regard to the closed state, the annular bead 13 surrounds the annular bead 5, resting closely with its inner flank 15 on the outer flank 7 of the annular bead 5. The sealing element 18 rests in a leaktight manner and under pretension on the apex of the annular bead 5. This pretension is essentially brought about by the conical shape of the inner flank 11 of the marginal bead 9. In addition to this, the bottom 17 of the closure cap can be bent slightly in the direction of the lid 1, in order to reinforce this pretension further. Furthermore, the internal pressure in the drinks can presses the sealing element 18 and annular bead 5 against each other.

In order to open the drinks can, the bulge 19 is transferred from its convex position into a permanent concave position by pressing in, which during the passage of this bulge 19 through the flat middle position leads to an intermediate lifting of the sealing ring 16 and hence to a lifting of the sealing element 18 off the apex of the annular bead 5 which surrounds the opening 4 in the lid. By this means, the compressed gas in the drinks can may escape, as a result of which the lid 1 of the drinks can is no longer pressed upwards with such a great force, so that the contact pressure between the apex of the annular bead 5 and the sealing element 18 of the sealing ring 16 is now only restricted to the pretension brought about by the closure cap 8. During the pressing-down of the bulge 19, at the instant when this bulge passes through the flat middle position, not only is the sealing ring 16 tilted and thus lifted, but this operation also leads to a tilting or twisting of the annular bead 13, which is only possible if the region around the annular bead 13 is constructed to be resiliently compliant. When the bulge 19 assumes its permanent lower concave position, as emerges from Figure 7, then the annular bead 13 and the sealing ring 16, because of the resilient properties of the region accommodating them, have again assumed a position in which the sealing ring 16 rests with pretension on the annular bead 5 of the lid. In this state, the sealing is cancelled, but the can is still closed.

In order to achieve this necessary resilient property, the closure cap, as can be seen from Figure 3, is provided with slits 20 or grooves 21 which, in the exemplary embodiment illustrated, are arranged in such a way that in each case two parallel slits are assigned to one annular bead. In Figure 3, although, in contrast with the second embodiment according to Figures 6 to 8, the opening 12 is not provided with an annular bead, a certain resilient property is also necessary here, since the rim surrounding the opening 12 rests on the apex of the annular bead 5 in the opened position of the drinks can, and must rest there with pretension and in a sealing manner, since otherwise the liquid can get between the lid and the closure cap. The four slits originate from the lower region of the conical flank 11 of the marginal bead 9 and run with a sufficiently large spacing from the opening 12 or the annular bead 5, and extend approximately over one quarter of the chord of the circular bottom 17 of the closure cap.

Figure 5 shows a groove 21, using a continuous line, and slots 20, using a dashed line. Such grooves are possible, in order to achieve the resilient property of the region that surrounds the annular bead or the opening, if the closure cap consists of plastic, so that the region which is weakened by the groove 21 can inherently give way. If, on the other hand, the closure caps are produced from metal, then it is expedient to provide slits 20. This type of slit arrangement is also provided in the case of the second embodiment according to Figures 6 to 8, although this cannot be taken from the figures because of the sectional illustration.

The second embodiment, which is illustrated in Figures 6 to 8, differs from the first embodiment (Figures 1 to 5) only in the fact that not only is the region enclosed by the bulge 19 surrounded by an annular bead 13, but the opening 12 is also surrounded by an annular bead 22 having conical bead flanks 23 and 24.

Figure 6 shows the closed and sealed state of the drinks can, that is to say the state in which the can still has not been opened. In this case, the sealing ring 16 rests with its sealing element 18 on the apex of the annular bead 5. The deformable bulge 19 still has its convex shape, and the sealing ring is not only pressed against the annular bead 5 because of the pretension of the bottom 17 of the closure cap 8, but their mutual pressing is also effected by the internal pressure prevailing in the drinks can. In order to open the can, as already described in conjunction with the first embodiment, the deformable bulge 19 is pressed, according to Figure 7, into the permanent concave position, as a result of which, during the transition from the convex form into the concave form, the sealing ring 16 is briefly lifted from the apex of the annular bead 5. During this process, gas escapes from the drink's can, as a result of which the sealing ring 16 is no longer pressed so hard against the annular bead 5. In this state, which is illustrated in Figure 7, the closure cap 8 can now be rotated, it being the case that the regions of the bottom 17 which are constructed to be resilient by means of slits 20 and surround the annular bead 13, are lifted as a result of the mutual displacement of the annular beads 5 and 13 that occurs at the same time. In this case, the oblique bead flanks 15 and 7 slide on each other and thus effect the lifting of the resiliently constructed bottom 17 of the closure cap 8. If the two bead rings 13 and 22 are located diametrically opposite each other, the closure cap has to be rotated through 180° degrees in order that the off-centre opening 12 comes to lie above the opening 4 in the lid 1 of the drinks can, as can be seen in Figure 8. In this opened position, the annular bead 22 surrounds the annular bead 5 and rests with its inner flank 23 on the outer flank 7 of the annular bead 5. The annular bead 22 does not quite reach as far as the opening 12, so that a sealing ring 25 corresponding to the sealing ring 16 remains, rests in a leaktight manner on the apex of the annular bead 5 and can be provided with a sealing element 26 that is extremely thin and therefore cannot be seen in the drawing. As a result of the arrangement of the annular bead 22, the sealing ring 25 is stabilized, with the result that it rests in a leaktight manner and with pretension by way of its sealing element 26 on the apex of the bead ring 5, and as a result achieves better sealing than is the case in the first embodiment, in which the opening 12 is not surrounded by an annular bead. From this opened position, the closure cap 8 can be rotated again into the closed position, which can be seen from Figure 7. In this position, although the bulge 19 has already been permanently pressed downwards, the pretension of the bottom 17 is sufficient to press the sealing ring 16 by way of its sealing element 18 tightly against the apex of the annular bead 5, and hence to close the drinks can if only part of the content has been removed following opening.

Since the annular beads 13 and 22 in each case slide over the annular bead 5 in the event of a rotation of the closure cap 8 out of the position according to Figure 6 into the position according to Figure 8 and back again into the position according to Figure 7, as a result of which the bottom 17 of the closure cap 8 is lifted, it is ensured that the sealing element 18 or 26 is lifted off the apex of the annular bead 5, and is thus not subjected to any shear action when the closure cap is rotated, which protects the sealing surface or the corresponding sealing element. It can be seen from the previous description that not only does the opening 12 have the same eccentricity with respect to the major axis of the drinks can, as is the case in the opening 4, but the region that is closed by the bulge 19 also has the same eccentricity, with the result that the opening 4 in the lid 1 of the drinks can can be closed by this region that is located within the annular bead 13 and, in particular, by the sealing ring 16.

Figures 9 to 18 show a third, preferred embodiment of the invention. Insofar as there is agreement with the first embodiment according to Figures 1 to 8, the same reference symbols are provided.

The decisive difference with respect to the first embodiment is that a latching hollow 29 is constructed in the central region of the lid 1, and latching cams 28 are constructed in the central region of the closure cap 8. The latching cams and the latching hollow are formed by impressions 27 and 30, respectively, which are of trough-like construction with rounded ends, the latching cams 28 in the closure cap 8 fitting in a positively-locking manner into the latching hollow 29 in the lid 1 when in the closed position. This fitting into one another in the closed position can be seen in Figures 15 and 16. The latching hollow 29 in the lid 1 has side walls 31 that taper conically in the direction of the interior of the can, and round front walls 32 which likewise taper conically in the direction of the interior of the can. The latching cams 28 in the closure cap 8 have side walls 33 that taper conically in the direction of the interior of the can, and round front walls 34 that likewise taper conically towards the inside. In the case of both impressions (cams and hollow), the side and front walls merge with an appropriately small transition radius into a respectively flat bottom 35 and 36.

Because of these conically tapering walls, when the closure cap 8 is rotated with respect to the lid 1, the closure cap is lifted, since the mutually touching walls are displaced like two wedge areas resting on one another during this rotational movement, this being brought about by the rounded front ends of the impressions. In principle, the bulge 19 could be dispensed with, since the lifting of the sealing ring 16 from the annular bead 5 that surrounds the opening 4 could be brought about as the result of the lifting of the closure cap 8 on account of the cooperating latching cams 27 and 28, but in the case of the preferred embodiment illustrated, the bulge 19 is maintained for the reason which is explained below. This is because, if the bulge 19 is not present and this is therefore not permanently deformed - as explained in the first two exemplary embodiments - then it is not possible to see from the closure cap whether the drinks can has already been opened once. In the originally closed state, therefore, the sealing ring 16 with its sealing element 18 is firmly bonded on the annular bead 5 by means of an adhesive that is not illustrated in the drawing. This bonded connection opposes the rotation of the closure cap with such a large resistance that the closure cap cannot be rotated and the drinks can cannot be opened. In order to achieve opening, the bulge 19 is permanently deformed inwards, that is to say is transferred into a permanent concave form. By this means, the marginal region, as already explained in conjunction with the exemplary embodiments according to Figures 1 to 8, is lifted briefly, as a result of which the sealing ring 16 and thus the firmly bonded sealing element 18 comes free from the annular bead 5. After this, the closure cap 8 can be rotated, as already explained. The lifting of the closure cap in its region covering the lid 1 is maintained during the entire rotational movement, since the bottom 36 rests on a rim 37 that surrounds the latching hollow 29 and projects, as emerges from Figure 17. By this means, wear of the sealing element is reliably prevented during the rotational movement, with the result that the drinks can may be closed again and opened as often as desired. Since any rubbing movement between the sealing element 18 of the sealing ring 16 and the annular bead 5 is reliably dispensed with during the opening movement, the abrasion of microfine metal particles from the annular bead 5 is avoided, as a result of which any impairments to the taste of the liquid contained in the drinks can is avoided.

In the case of the third exemplary embodiment, the opening 4 is no longer circular, as in the case of the first two exemplary embodiments, but is kidney shaped and thus of oval construction in its basic form. Hence, the annular bead 5 that surrounds the opening 4 is necessarily also configured to be kidney-shaped and, likewise, the bulge 19 and the annular bead 13 that surrounds the bulge 19 are also of kidney-shaped construction. This configuration leads to the bulge 19 being easier to deform and to a more pronounced lifting movement of the sealing ring 16 from the annular bead 5 while the bulge 19 is being pressed in. By this means, the sealing of the closed position, which is produced by a bonding, is more easily cancelled. The permanent pressed-in position of the bulge 19 following the first opening now indicates reliably that the can has already been opened once. This contributes to the security for the user, who is now able to assume that, given the outwardly directed shape of the bulge 19, the drinks can is in its originally closed state. The result of the kidney-shaped form of the opening 4 is also that a very large marginal region of the opening is located close to the marginal bead 9, which makes drinking from the drinks can easier, since conditions have now been provided which are like those when drinking from a glass or cup.

Slits 20 are also provided in the case of the third embodiment, in order to bring about better resilient properties of the closure cap in the region that surrounds the annular bead 13.

Although it is not strictly necessary for the fundamental function, there is constructed in the lid 1 a second annular bead 5', which is located diametrically opposite the annular bead 5, has the same form as the annular bead 5 and is located in mirror-image fashion with respect to the latter. This leads to improved stability of the lid 1.

In addition, in the opened position of the closure cap 8, the sealing ring 16 comes to rest on this second annular bead 5', which avoids any deformation of the closure cap in the opened state, which could lead to the sealing element 38 that surrounds the opening 12 in the closure cap 8 being able to be lifted from the annular bead 5 in the opened position of the closure cap, as a result of which liquid would penetrate between the lid and the closure cap. During the subsequent closing of the drinks can, this liquid, located between lid 1 and closure cap 8, could then run out of the opening 12 in the closure cap and contaminate the surroundings. If, nevertheless, liquid should get between the lid 1 and the closure cap 8, then this liquid is prevented from flowing out by a sealing brought about by the sealing element 38 resting on the annular bead 5'.

The annular beads 13 and 22 of the closure cap 8 are identical to each other and constructed in mirror-image fashion with respect to each other, to be specific in the same way as the annular beads 5 and 5' of the lid 1, with the result that, in the closed position, the annular beads 5 and 13 and the annular beads 5' and 22 cooperate, and in the opened position, the annular beads 5 and 22 and the annular beads 5' and 13 cooperate.


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  1. Getränkedose mit einem mittels eines Bördelrands (3) am zylindrischen Dosenkörper (2) befestigten Deckel (1), einer außermittigen Öffnung (4) und einer Verschlußkappe (8), die den gesamten Deckel (1) überdeckt und mittels eines Randwulstes (9) drehbar, aber unabnehmbar am Bördelrand (3) angebracht ist, wobei die Verschlußkappe (8) eine außermittige, mit der Öffnung (4) im Deckel (1) in fluchtende Ausrichtung bringbare Öffnung (12) aufweist, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Öffnung (4) im Deckel (1) von einem Ringwulst (5) mit im wesentlichen konischen Wulstflanken (6, 7) umgeben ist, die Verschlußkappe (8) mindestens einen gegen den Deckel (1) gerichteten, außermittigen Ringwulst (13) mit im wesentlichen konischen Wulstflanken (14, 15) aufweist, der einen Dichtring (16, 26) umgibt und bezüglich des letzteren in Richtung des Deckels (1) vorragt, der Dichtring (16, 25) bei einer geeigneten Drehlage der Verschlußkappe (8) auf leckdichte Weise und unter Vorspannung auf dem Gipfel des die Öffnung (4) im Deckel (1) umgebenden Ringwulstes (5) aufliegt, wobei bei Ausbildung nur eines Ringwulstes (13) in der Verschlußkappe (8) dieser den Dichtring (16) und einen geschlossenen, im Dichtring angeordneten Bereich umgibt, und in geschlossener Stellung der Verschlußkappe (8) der Dichtring (16) auf leckdichte Weise und unter Vorspannung auf dem Gipfel des die Öffnung (4) im Deckel umgebenden Ringwulstes (5) aufliegt, im Mittelbereich der Verschlußkappe (8) ein Rastnocken (28) ausgeführt ist, der in eine Rastmulde (29) im Deckel (1) eingreift und der Rastnocken (28) bei Drehung der Verschlußkappe (8) mit der Rastmulde (29) zusammenwirkt und dabei den Innenbereich der Verschlußkappe (8), der von dem festgelegten Randwulst umgeben ist, in eine Stellung bewegt, in der der Innenbereich elastisch nach außen gewölbt wird und in der der Dichtring (16) von dem die Deckelöffnung (4) umgebenden Ringwulst (5) freikommt.
  2. Getränkedose nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß der Ringwulst (13) der Verschlußkappe (8), der in der geschlossenen Stellung den die Öffnung (4) im Deckel (1) umgebenden Ringwulst (5) umgibt, einen geschlossenen Bereich umgibt, der durch den Dichtring (16) und eine sich im Dichtring (16) befindende verformbare Auswölbung (19) gebildet ist, daß zum erstmaligen Öffnen der Getränkedose die Auswölbung (19) von ihrer konvexen Stellung in eine dauerhafte konkave Stellung eindrückbar ist, wobei während des Übergangs von der konvexen in die konkave Stellung der Dichtring (16) kurzzeitig von dem Gipfel des die Öffnung (4) im Deckel (1) umgebenden Ringwulstes (5) freikommt, um dann wieder mit Vorspannung in der konkaven Stellung der Auswölbung (19) auf dem Gipfel des ringförmigen Wulstes (5) aufzuliegen.
  3. Getränkedose nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß der Rastnocken (28) und die Rastmulde (29) durch sowohl im Deckel (1) als auch in der Verschlußkappe (8) vorliegende, zum Inneren der Getränkedose gerichtete und von einer Kreisform abweichende Kalottenflächen gebildet sind, die in der geschlossenen Stellung der Verschlußkappe (8) ineinander eingreifen.
  4. Getränkedose nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 3, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Rastmulde (29) im Deckel (1) von einem nach außen über die Deckeloberfläche hinaus ragenden Rand (37) umgeben ist.
  5. Getränkedose mit einem mittels eines Bördelrands (3) am zylindrischen Dosenkörper (2) befestigten Deckel (1), einer außermittigen Öffnung (4) und einer Verschlußkappe (8), die den gesamten Deckel (1) überdeckt und mittels eines Randwulstes (9) drehbar, aber unabnehmbar am Bördelrand (3) angebracht ist, wobei die Verschlußkappe (8) eine außermittige, mit der Öffnung (4) im Deckel (1) in fluchtende Ausrichtung bringbare Öffnung (12) aufweist, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Öffnung (4) im Deckel (1) von einem Ringwulst (5) mit im wesentlichen konischen Wulstflanken (6, 7) umgeben ist, die Verschlußkappe (8) mindestens einen gegen den Deckel (1) gerichteten, außermittigen Ringwulst (13) mit im wesentlichen konischen Wulstflanken (14, 15) im Ringwulst (13) der Verschlußkappe aufweist. ein flacher Dichtring (16) jeweils von der inneren Wulstflanke (15) ausgehend angrenzt und bei einer geeigneten Drehlage der Verschlußkappe (8) auf leckdichte Weise und unter Vorspannung auf dem Gipfel des die Öffnung (4) im Deckel (1) umgebenden Ringwulstes (5) aufliegt, wobei, wenn in der Verschlußkappe nur ein Ringwulst (13) ausgebildet ist, dieser einen durch den Dichtring (16) und eine verformbare Auswölbung (19) gebildeten, sich im Dichtring (16) befindenden geschlossenen Bereich umgibt, in geschlossener Stellung der Ringwulst (13) in der Verschlußkappe (8) den die Öffnung im Deckel umgebenden Ringwulst (5) im Deckel (1) umgibt und der Dichtring (16) auf leckdichte Weise und unter Vorspannung auf dem Gipfel des die Öffnung (4) im Deckel (1) umgebenden Ringwulstes (5) aufliegt, wobei zum erstmaligen Öffnen der Getränkedose die Auswölbung (19) von ihrer konvexen Stellung in eine dauerhafte konkave Stellung eindrückbar ist, wobei während des Übergangs von der konvexen in die konkave Stellung der Dichtring (16) kurzzeitig von dem Gipfel des die Öffnung (4) im Deckel (1) umgebenden Ringwulstes (5) freikommt, um dann wieder in der konkaven Stellung mit Vorspannung auf dem Gipfel des Wulstes aufzuliegen, der Ringwulst (13) in der Verschlußkappe (8) in Richtung des Deckels (1) über den Dichtring (16) hinausragt und der Bereich der Verschlußkappe, in dem der Ringwulst (13, 22) ausgebildet ist, bezüglich des festgelegten Randwulstes (9) der Verschlußkappe (8) federnd auslenkbar ist.
  6. Getränkedose nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 5, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß bei Ausbildung von zwei Ringwülsten (13, 22) mit jeweils innenliegendem Dichtring (16, 25) der zweite Ringwulst (22) mit Dichtring (25) die Öffnung (12) in der Verschlußkappe (8) umgibt.
  7. Getränkedose nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 6, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß ein zweiter Ringwulst (5'), der der Größe und Form des die Öffnung (4) im Deckel (1) umgebenden Ringwulstes (5) entspricht, im Deckel (1) ausgebildet ist.
  8. Getränkedose nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 7, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Verschlußkappe (8) tellerartig mit einem sich konisch nach außen erweiternden Randwulst (9) ausgebildet ist, wobei die äußere freie Flanke (10) des Randwulstes(9) zur Befestigung am Bördelrand (3) der Getränkedose verwendet wird.
  9. Getränkedose nach Anspruch 8, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß der Boden (17) der Verschlußkappe (8) geringfügig in Richtung auf den Deckel (1) der Getränkedose durchgebogen ist.
  10. Getränkedose nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 9, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß jeder federnd ausgebildete Bereich, der einen Ringwulst (13, 22) aufnimmt, durch Schlitze (20) in der Verschlußkappe (8) teilweise begrenzt ist, die mit Abstand zu dem jeweiligen Ringwulst (13, 22) ausgehend von der inneren konischen Flanke (11) des Randwulstes (9) der Verschlußkappe (8) über eine Teilstrecke der Verschlußkappenabmessung verlaufen.
  11. Getränkedose nach Anspruch 10, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß jedem Ringwulst (13, 22) zwei Schlitze (20) zugeordnet sind, die auf gegenüberliegenden Seiten des jeweiligen Ringwulstes (13, 22) spiegelbildlich zueinander liegen.
  12. Getränkedose nach Anspruch 10 oder 11, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß anstelle der Schlitze (20) Einkerbungen (21) vorgesehen sind.
  13. Getränkedose nach einem der Ansprüche 10 bis 12, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Schlitze (20) oder Einkerbungen (21) im wesentlichen parallel zu einer Ringwulsttangente verlaufen.
  14. Getränkedose nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 13, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die inneren Flanken (15, 23) der in der Verschlußkappe (8) ausgebildeten Ringwülste (13, 22) in der entsprechenden Drehlage der Verschlußkappe (8), in welcher der jeweilige Ringwulst (13, 22) der Verschlußkappe (8) den Ringwulst (5, 5') des Deckels (1) umgibt, eng an der äußeren Flanke (7, 7') des dem Deckel (1) zugeordneten Ringwulstes (5, 5') anliegen.
  15. Getränkedose nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 14, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß beide Öffnungen (4, 12) im Deckel (1) und in der Verschlußkappe (8) sowie sämtliche Ringwülste (5, 5', 13, 22) einen von einer kreisrunden Form abweichenden Umfang haben und vorzugsweise eine Nierenform aufweisen.
  16. Getränkedose nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 14, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß sämtliche Ringwülste (5, 13, 22) einen kreisförmigen Umfang aufweisen.
  17. Getränkedose nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 16, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Ringwülste (13, 22) der Verschlußkappe (8) und jene (5, 5') des Deckels (1) sich diametral gegenüberliegen.
  18. Getränkedose nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 17, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Dichtringe (16, 25) mit abdichtenden Elementen (18, 38) versehen sind.
  19. Getränkedose nach einem der Ansprüche 2 bis 18, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Auswölbung (19) im ersten Ringwulst (13) der Verschlußkappe (8) als Kugelkalottenfläche ausgebildet ist.
  20. Getränkedose nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 19, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Öffnung (4) im Deckel (1) und die Öffnung (12) in der Verschlußkappe (8) im wesentlichen deckungsgleich sind.
  21. Getränkedose nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 20, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Verschlußkappe (8) und der Deckel (1) aus dem gleichen Material, vorzugsweise aus Metall, bestehen.
Anspruch[en]
  1. Drinks can comprising a lid (1) that is fastened to the cylindrical can body (2) by means of a flanged rim (3), an off-centre opening (4) and a closure cap (8) that covers over the entire lid (1) and is mounted on the flanged rim (3) in a rotatable but non-removable fashion, by means of a marginal bead (9), the closure cap (8) has an off-centre opening (12) that can be brought into alignment with the opening (4) in the lid (1), characterised in that the opening (4) in the lid (1) is surrounded by an annular bead (5) having essentially conical bead flanks (6, 7), the closure cap (8) has at least one off-centre annular bead (13) that is directed towards the lid (1) and has essentially conical bead flanks (14, 15), surrounds a sealing ring (16, 26) and projects with respect to the latter in the direction of the lid (1), given an appropriate rotational position of the closure cap (8), the sealing ring (16, 25) rests in a leaktight manner and under pretension on the apex of the annular bead (5) that surrounds the opening (4) in the lid (1), wherein if in the closure cap (8) only one annular bead (13) is constructed, this surrounds the sealing ring (16) and a closed region placed within the sealing ring, and, in the closed position of the closure cap (8), the sealing ring (16) rests in a leaktight manner and under pretension on the apex of the annular bead (5) that surrounds the opening (4) in the lid, in the central region of the closure cap (8) there is constructed a latching cam (28) that engages in a latching hollow (29) in the lid (1), and when the closure cap (8) is rotated, the latching cam (28) cooperates with the latching hollow (29) and, in so doing, moves the inner region of the closure cap (8) that is surrounded by the fixed marginal bead into a position in which the inner region is resiliently bowed outwards and in which the sealing ring (16) comes free from the annular bead (5) that surrounds the lid opening (4).
  2. Drinks can according to Claim 1, characterized in that the annular bead (13) of the closure cap (8), which in the closed position surrounds the annular bead (5) that surrounds the opening (4) in the lid (1), surrounds a closed region that is formed by the sealing ring (16) and a deformable bulge (19) that is located within the sealing ring (16), in that, in order to open the drinks can for the first time, the bulge (19) can be pressed in from its convex position into a permanent concave position, it being the case that, during the transition from the convex into the concave position, the sealing ring (16) comes briefly free from the apex of the annular bead (5) that surrounds the opening (4) in the lid (1), in order then to rest again with pretension on the apex of the annular bead (5) in the concave position of the bulge (19).
  3. Drinks can according to Claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the latching cam (28) and the latching hollow (29) are formed by impressions, which are directed towards the interior of the drinks can and deviate from a circular shape, in both the lid (1) and the closure cap (8), and these impressions engage in one another in the closed position of the closure cap (8).
  4. Drinks can according to one of Claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the latching hollow (29) in the lid (1) is surrounded by a rim (37) that projects outwards beyond the lid surface.
  5. Drinks can comprising a lid (1) that is fastened to the cylindrical can body (2) by means of a flanged rim (3), an off-centre opening (4) and a closure cap (8) that covers over the entire lid (1) and is mounted on the flanged rim (3) in a rotatable but non-removable fashion, by means of a marginal bead (9), the closure cap (8) has an off-centre opening (12) that can be brought into alignment with the opening (4) in the lid (1), characterised in that the opening (4) in the lid (1) is surrounded by an annular bead (5) having essentially conical bead flanks (6, 7), the closure cap (8) has at least one off-centre annular bead (13) that is directed towards the lid (1) and has essentially conical bead flanks (14, 15), within the annular bead (13) of the closure cap, in each case starting from the inner bead flank (15), a flat sealing ring (16) adjoins, and, given an appropriate rotational position of the closure cap (8), rests in a leaktight manner and under pretension on the apex of the annular bead (5) that surrounds the opening (4) in the lid (1), wherein if in the closure cap only one annular bead (13) is constructed, this surrounds a closed region that is formed by the sealing ring (16) and a deformable bulge (19) that is located within the sealing ring (16), in the closed position, the annular bead (13) in the closure cap (8) surrounds the annular bead (5) in the lid (1) that surrounds the opening in the lid, and the sealing ring (16) rests in a leaktight manner and under pretension on the apex of the annular bead (5) that surrounds the opening (4) in the lid (1), wherein in order to open the drinks can for the first time, the bulge (19) can be pressed in from its convex position into a permanent concave position, it being the case that, during the transition from the convex into the concave position, the sealing ring (16) comes briefly free from the apex of the annular bead (5) that surrounds the opening (4) in the lid (1), in order then to rest again with pretension on the bead apex in the concave position, the annular bead (13) in the closure cap (8) projects in the direction of the lid (1), beyond the sealing ring (16), and the region of the closure cap in which an annular bead (13, 22) is constructed can be deflected resiliently with respect to the fixed marginal bead (9) of the closure cap (8).
  6. Drinks can according to one of Claims 1 to 5, characterized in that, in the event of two annular beads (13, 22) being constructed and having sealing rings (16, 25) located on the inside in each case, the second annular bead (22), with sealing ring (25), surrounds the opening (12) in the closure cap (8).
  7. Drinks can according to one of Claims 1 to 6, characterized in that there is constructed in the lid (1) a second annular bead (5') which corresponds to the size and shaping of that annular bead (5) that surrounds the opening (4) in the lid (1).
  8. Drinks can according to one of Claims 1 to 7, characterized in that the closure cap (8) is constructed like a plate with a marginal bead (9) that widens conically outwards, the outer free flank (10) of the marginal bead (9) being used for fastening to the flanged rim (3) of the drinks can.
  9. Drinks can according to Claim 8, characterized in that the bottom (17) of the closure cap (8) is bent slightly in the direction of the lid (1) of the drinks can.
  10. Drinks can according to one of Claims 1 to 9, characterized in that each resiliently constructed region which accommodates an annular bead (13, 22) is partly bounded by slits (20) in the closure cap (8), these slits (20) extending at a distance from the respective annular bead (13, 22), starting from the inner conical flank (11) of the marginal bead (9) of the closure cap (8) and extending over part of the closure cap dimension.
  11. Drinks can according to Claim 10, characterized in that each annular bead (13, 22) is assigned two slits (20), which are located in mirror-image fashion on opposite sides of the respective annular bead (13, 22).
  12. Drinks can according to Claim 10 or 11, characterized in that grooves (21) are provided instead of the slits (20).
  13. Drinks can according to one of Claims 10 to 12, characterized in that the slits (20) or the grooves (21) extend essentially parallel to a tangent to an annular bead.
  14. Drinks can according to one of Claims 1 to 13, characterized in that, in the appropriate rotational position of the closure cap (8), in which the respective annular bead (13, 22) of the closure cap (8) surrounds the annular bead (5, 5') of the lid (1), the inner flanks (15, 23) of the annular beads (13, 22) that are constructed in the closure cap (8) rest closely on the outer flank (7, 7') of the annular bead (5,5') assigned to the lid (1).
  15. Drinks can according to one of Claims 1 to 14, characterized in that both the openings (4, 12) in the lid (1) and the closure cap (8) and all the annular beads (5, 5', 13, 22) have a circumference that deviates from a circular shape, and preferably have a kidney-like form.
  16. Drinks can according to one of Claims 1 to 14, characterized in that all the annular beads (5, 13, 22) have a circular circumference.
  17. Drinks can according to one of Claims 1 to 16, characterized in that the annular beads (13, 22) of the closure cap (8) and those (5, 5') of the lid (1) lie diametrically opposite one another.
  18. Drinks can according to one of Claims 1 to 17, characterized in that the sealing rings (16, 25) are provided with sealing elements (18, 38).
  19. Drinks can according to one of Claims 2 to 18, characterized in that the bulge (19) within the first bead ring (13) of the closure cap (8) is constructed as a spherically domed area.
  20. Drinks can according to one of Claims 1 to 19, characterized in that the opening (4) in the lid (1) and the opening (12) in the closure cap (8) are essentially coincident.
  21. Drinks can according to one of Claims 1 to 20, characterized in that the closure cap (8) and the lid (1) consist of the same material, preferably of metal.
Anspruch[fr]
  1. Boîte de boisson comprenant un couvercle (1) qui est fixé au corps cylindrique (2) de la boîte au moyen d'un rebord bridé (3), une ouverture décentrée (4) et une capsule de fermeture (8) qui recouvre l'ensemble du couvercle (1) et est montée sur le rebord bridé (3) de manière rotative mais non amovible, au moyen d'un bourrelet marginal (9), la capsule de fermeture (8) ayant. une ouverture décentrée (12) qui peut être amenée en alignement avec l'ouverture (4) dans le couvercle (1), caractérisée en ce que l'ouverture (4) dans le couvercle (1) est entourée par un bourrelet annulaire (5) ayant des flancs de bourrelet (6, 7) essentiellement coniques, la capsule de fermeture (8) a au moins un bourrelet annulaire décentré (13) qui est dirigé vers le couvercle (1) et a des flancs de bourrelet (14, 15) essentiellement coniques, entoure une bague d'étanchéité (16, 26) et fait saillie, par rapport à cette dernière, dans la direction du couvercle (1), étant donné une position rotative appropriée de la capsule de fermeture (8), la bague d'étanchéité (16, 25) repose de manière étanche aux fuites et sous pré-tension sur le sommet du bourrelet annulaire (5) qui entoure l'ouverture (4) dans le couvercle (1), où, si dans la capsule de fermeture (8) seulement un bourrelet annulaire (13) est construit, celui-ci entoure la bague d'étanchéité (16) et une région fermée placée dans la bague d'étanchéité et, dans la position fermée de la capsule de fermeture (8), la bague d'étanchéité (16) repose de manière étanche aux fuites et sous pré-tension sur le sommet du bourrelet annulaire (5) qui entoure l'ouverture (4) dans le couvercle, dans la région centrale de la capsule de fermeture (8), il est construit une came de verrouillage (28) qui s'engage dans un creux de verrouillage (29) dans le couvercle (1), et quand la capsule de fermeture (8) est tournée, la came de verrouillage (28) coopère avec le creux de verrouillage (29), et ce faisant, déplace la région interne de la capsule de fermeture (8) qui est entourée par le bourrelet marginal fixe dans une position dans laquelle la région interne est recourbée de manière élastique vers l'extérieur et dans laquelle la bague d'étanchéité (16) se dégage du bourrelet annulaire (5) qui entoure l'ouverture (4) du couvercle.
  2. Boîte de boisson selon la revendication 1, caractérisée en ce que le bourrelet annulaire (13) de la capsule de fermeture (8), qui, dans la position fermée, entoure le bourrelet annulaire (5) qui entoure l'ouverture (4) dans le couvercle (1), entoure une région fermée qui est formée par la bague d'étanchéité (16) et un bossage déformable (19) qui est situé dans la bague d'étanchéité (16), en ce que, afin d'ouvrir la boîte de boisson pour la première fois, le bossage (19) peut être enfoncé depuis sa position convexe dans une position concave permanente, où, au cours de la transition de la position convexe à la position concave, la bague d'étanchéité (16) se dégage brièvement du sommet du bourrelet annulaire (5) qui entoure l'ouverture (4) dans le couvercle (1), afin de reposer ensuite à nouveau avec pré-tension sur le sommet du bourrelet annulaire (5) dans la position concave du bossage (19).
  3. Boîte de boisson selon la revendication 1 ou 2, caractérisée en ce que la came de verrouillage (28) et le creux de verrouillage (29) sont formés par impressions, qui sont dirigées vers l'intérieur de la boîte de boisson et s'écartent d'une forme circulaire, à la fois dans le couvercle (1) et la capsule de fermeture (8), et ces impressions s'engagent les unes dans les autres dans la position fermée de la capsule de fermeture (8).
  4. Boîte de boisson selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 3, caractérisée en ce que le creux de verrouillage (29) dans le couvercle (1) est entouré par un rebord (37) qui fait saillie vers l'extérieur au-delà de la surface du couvercle.
  5. Boîte de boisson comprenant un couvercle (1) qui est attaché au corps cylindrique (2) de la boîte au moyen d'un rebord bridé (3), une ouverture décentrée (4) et une capsule de fermeture (8) qui recouvre l'ensemble du couvercle (1) et est montée sur le rebord bridé (3) de manière rotative mais non amovible, au moyen d'un bourrelet marginal (9), la capsule de fermeture (8) ayant une ouverture décentrée (12) qui peut être amenée en alignement avec l'ouverture (4) dans le couvercle (1), caractérisée en ce que l'ouverture (4) dans le couvercle (1) est entourée par un bourrelet annulaire (5) ayant des flancs de bourrelet (6, 7) essentiellement coniques, la capsule de fermeture (8) a au moins un bourrelet annulaire décentré (13) qui est dirigé vers le couvercle (1) et a des flancs de bourrelet (14, 15) essentiellement coniques, dans le bourrelet annulaire (13) de la capsule de fermeture, dans chaque cas commençant depuis le flanc de bourrelet interne (15), une bague d'étanchéité plate (16) est adjacente, et, étant donné une position rotative appropriée de la capsule de fermeture (8), repose de manière étanche aux fuites et sous pré-tension sur le sommet du bourrelet annulaire (5) qui entoure l'ouverture (4) dans le couvercle (1), où, si dans la capsule de fermeture seulement un bourrelet annulaire (13) est construit, celui-ci entoure une région fermée qui est formée par la bague d'étanchéité (16) et un bossage déformable (19) qui est situé dans la bague d'étanchéité (16) dans la position fermée, le bourrelet annulaire (13) dans la capsule de fermeture (8) entoure le bourrelet annulaire (5) dans le couvercle (1) qui entoure l'ouverture dans le couvercle, et la bague d'étanchéité (16) repose de manière étanche aux fuites et sous pré-tension sur le sommet du bourrelet annulaire (5) qui entoure l'ouverture (4) dans le couvercle (1), afin d'ouvrir la boîte de boisson pour la première fois, le bossage (19) pouvant être enfoncé depuis sa position convexe dans une position concave permanente, au cours de la transition de la position convexe à la position concave, la bague d'étanchéité (16) se dégageant brièvement du sommet du bourrelet annulaire (5) qui entoure l'ouverture (4) dans le couvercle (1), afin de reposer ensuite à nouveau avec pré-tension sur le sommet du bourrelet dans la position concave, le bourrelet annulaire (13) dans la capsule de fermeture (8) faisant saillie dans la direction du couvercle (1), au-delà de la bague d'étanchéité (16), et la région de la capsule de fermeture dans laquelle un bourrelet annulaire (13, 22) est construit pouvant être déformée élastiquement par rapport au bourrelet marginal fixe (9) de la capsule de fermeture (8).
  6. Boîte de boisson selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 5, caractérisée en ce que, dans le cas de deux bourrelets annulaires (13, 22) étant construits et ayant des bagues d'étanchéité (16, 25) situées du côté intérieur dans chaque cas, le deuxième bourrelet annulaire (22), avec la bague d'étanchéité (25), entoure l'ouverture (12) dans la capsule de fermeture (8).
  7. Boîte de boisson selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 6, caractérisée en ce qu'il est construit dans le couvercle (1) un deuxième bourrelet annulaire (5) qui correspond, de par sa taille et sa forme, au bourrelet annulaire (5) qui entoure l'ouverture (4) dans le couvercle (1).
  8. Boîte de boisson selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 7, caractérisée en ce que la capsule de fermeture (8) est construite comme une plaque avec un bourrelet marginal (9) qui s'élargit coniquement vers l'extérieur, le flanc libre externe (10) du bourrelet marginal (9) étant utilisé pour l'attacher au rebord bridé (3) de la boîte de boisson.
  9. Boîte de boisson selon la revendication 8, caractérisée en ce que le fond (17) de la capsule de fermeture (8) est courbé légèrement dans la direction du couvercle (1) de la boîte de boisson.
  10. Boîte de boisson selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 9, caractérisée en ce que chaque région de construction élastique qui reçoit un bourrelet annulaire (13, 22) est partiellement bordée par des fentes (20) dans la capsule de fermeture (8), ces fentes (20) s'étendant à une certaine distance du bourrelet annulaire respectif (13, 22), en commençant depuis le flanc conique interne (11) du bourrelet marginal (9) de la capsule de fermeture (8) et en s'étendant par-dessus une partie de la dimension de la capsule de fermeture.
  11. Boîte de boisson selon la revendication 10, caractérisée en ce qu'à chaque bourrelet annulaire (13, 22) sont attribuées deux fentes (20), qui sont situées de manière symétrique par symétrie spéculaire sur des côtés opposés du bourrelet annulaire respectif (13, 22).
  12. Boîte de boisson selon la revendication 10 ou 11, caractérisée en ce que des rainures (21) sont prévues au lieu des fentes (20).
  13. Boîte de boisson selon l'une quelconque des revendications 10 à 12, caractérisée en ce que les fentes (20) ou les rainures (21) s'étendent essentiellement parallèlement à une tangente à un bourrelet annulaire.
  14. Boîte de boisson selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 13, caractérisée en ce que, dans la position rotative appropriée de la capsule de fermeture (8), dans laquelle le bourrelet annulaire respectif (13, 22) de la capsule de fermeture (8) entoure le bourrelet annulaire (5, 5') du couvercle (1), les flancs internes (15, 23) des bourrelets annulaires (13, 22) qui sont construits dans la capsule de fermeture (8) reposent de manière rapprochée sur le flanc externe (7, 7') du bourrelet annulaire (5, 5') attribué au couvercle (1).
  15. Boîte de boisson selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 14, caractérisée en ce que les deux ouvertures (4, 12) dans le couvercle (1) et la capsule de fermeture (8) et tous les bourrelets annulaires (5, 5', 13, 22) ont une circonférence qui s'écarte d'une forme circulaire, et sont de préférence en forme de haricot.
  16. Boîte de boisson selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 14, caractérisée en ce que tous les bourrelets annulaires (5, 13, 22) ont une circonférence circulaire.
  17. Boîte de boisson selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 16, caractérisée en ce que les bourrelets annulaires (13, 22) de la capsule de fermeture (8) et ceux (5, 5') du couvercle (1) sont diamétralement opposés les uns aux autres.
  18. Boîte de boisson selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 17, caractérisée en ce que les bagues d'étanchéité (16, 25) sont pourvues d'éléments d'étanchéité (18, 38).
  19. Boîte de boisson selon l'une quelconque des revendications 2 à 18, caractérisée en ce que le bossage (19) dans la première bague d'étanchéité (13) de la capsule de fermeture (8) est construit comme une zone en forme de dôme sphérique.
  20. Boîte de boisson selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 19, caractérisée en ce que l'ouverture (4) dans le couvercle (1) et l'ouverture (12) dans la capsule de fermeture (8) sont essentiellement coïncidentes.
  21. Boîte de boisson selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 20, caractérisée en ce que la capsule de fermeture (8) et le couvercle (1) se composent du même matériau, de préférence du métal.






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