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US5971261: Carton and blank for forming the same

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Inventor(s) Tina Grunfeld · Magnus Ny ·
Assignee(s) Astra Aktiebolag ·
Attorney/Agent(s) White & Case L.L.P. ·
Primary Examiner Gary E. Elkins ·
Application Number US8894995
Filing date 09/04/1997
PCT 371 date 09/04/1997
Issue date 10/26/1999
Predicted expiration date 09/04/2017
U.S. Classifications 229/102  · 206/459.5  ·
International Classifications B65D 543  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 229102;223;151-153 ·
PCT Application Number PCTSE9701162 - 06/27/1997
PCT Publication Number WO199802357 - 01/22/1998
Foreign Priority SE9602762 - 07/12/1996 ·
18 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A carton which is intended especially for drugs, as well as a blank for forming the same. The carton comprises a sleeve portion consisting of at least three wall-forming panels (1,2,4,6) which are interconnected by folding lines (3,5,7) and by a closure tab (8), which is attached to a first wall-forming panel (1) along a folding line (9) and engages a second wall-forming panel (6), ends flaps (10,11;12,13;14,15) attached to the ends of the sleeve portion along folding lines (16,17,18,19,20,21) and closing the ends of the sleeve portion and the carton comprises an additional panel (25), which is connected to one of the wall-forming panels (1,2,4,6) along a folding line (26) and which overlies at least one of the wall-forming panels (1,2,4,6). The use of the carton for carrying at least one pharmaceutically active substance as described.

Independent Claims | See all claims (18)

  1. 1. A blank for forming a carton, comprising:a sleeve-forming portion having at least three wall-forming panels (1, 2, 4, 6) arranged side by side and interconnected by folding lines (3, 5, 7),a closure tab (8) connected along a folding line (9) to a first wall-forming panel on one side of the sleeve-forming portion in order to engage a second wall-forming panel (6) on the other side of the sleeve-forming portion when the carton is erected,end flaps (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) connected to the ends of the sleeve-forming portion along folding lines (16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21) in order to close the ends of the erected carton,an additional panel (25), which is connected along a folding line (26) to said second wall-forming panel (6) and is adapted to overlie at least one of the wall-forming panels (1, 2, 4, 6) when the carton is erected,wherein the additional panel (25) has at least one securing flap (27, 28), each securing flap (27, 28) being connected along a break line (29, 30) to one end of the additional panel (25) and adapted to fixedly engage one of said end flaps (10, 12, 14; 11, 13, 15) when the carton is erected, to make said carton tamper-proof, and wherein if the additional panel (25) has only one securing flap (28) on one side of the blank, the wall-forming panel (1, 6) adapted to underlie the additional panel (25) when the carton is erected at the opposite side of the blank is connected to an end flap (32) along a fold line (33), said end flap (32) being adapted to be fixed to the end flap (12) when the carton is erected, to make said carton tamper-proof.
  2. 7. A carton comprising a sleeve portion consisting of at least three wall-forming panels (1, 2, 4, 6) which are interconnected by folding lines (3, 5, 7) and by a closure tab (8), which is attached to a first wall-forming panel (1) along a folding line (9) and engages a second wall-forming panel (6),end flaps (10, 11; 12, 13; 14, 15) attached to the ends of the sleeve portion along folding lines (16, 17,18, 19, 20, 21) and closing the ends of the sleeve portion,an additional panel (25), which is connected to one of the wall-forming panels (1, 2, 4, 6) along a folding line (26) and which overlies at least one of the wall-forming panels (1, 2, 4, 6),wherein the additional panel (25) has at least one securing flap (27, 28), said securing flap (27, 28) being connected along a break line (29, 30) to one end of the additional panel (25) and fixedly engaging one of said end flaps (10, 12, 14; 11, 13, 15) to make said carton tamper-proof, and wherein if the additional panel (25) has only one securing flap (28) at one end of the carton, the wall-forming panel (1, 2, 4, 6) underlying the additional panel (25), at the opposite end of the carton is connected to an end flap (32) along a fold line (33), said end flap (32) being fixed to the end flap (12) to make said carton tamper-proof.

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Patent Family

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SE9602762 ASTRA AB GRUENFELD TINA et al. Jul 1996
AU3563197 ASTRA AB GRUNFELD TINA et al. Feb 1998
US5971261 Astra Aktiebolag Tina Grunfeld et al. Oct 1999
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