Containers having distinctive tabs with laser etching and void forming a promotional image

  • US 20050045637A1
  • Filed: 08/28/2003
  • Published: 03/03/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/28/2003
  • Status: Abandoned Application
First Claim
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1. A can, comprising:

  • a can body comprising a side wall and a base and defining an interior region for containing a product;

    an end for said can body having a scored portion for defining an opening in said end; and

    a manually manipulable tab secured to said end and having a first end portion and a second end portion and first and second opposite sides, wherein said tab further comprises a tab surface extending across said tab between said first and second sides, said tab surface having a promotional or decorative image formed therein, said promotional or decorative image formed as a combination of a void formed in the tab surface and adjacent laser etching of one or more features on said tab surface adjacent to said void.

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