Can end and method for fixing the same to a can body

  • US 20030202862A1
  • Filed: 04/17/2003
  • Published: 10/30/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/24/1995
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A metal can end adapted to be joined to a can body, said can end comprising;

  • a peripheral cover hook adapted to be seamed onto a can body so as to form a joint therewith;

    a chuck wall extending inwardly and downwardly from the cover hook;

    an outwardly concave annular reinforcing bead extending inwardly and downwardly from the chuck wall; and

    a central panel supported by and extending inwardly from the reinforcing bead;

    wherein, prior to being joined to said can body;

    (i) the location at which said chuck wall extends from said peripheral cover hook defines a first point, (ii) the location at which said reinforcing bead extends from said chuck wall defines a second point, and (iii) a line extending between the first point and the second point is inclined to an axis perpendicular to the exterior of the central panel at an angle of between 30° and



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