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

CAFC
  • US 6,935,826 B2
  • Filed: 04/17/2003
  • Issued: 08/30/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/24/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A metal can end adapted to be joined to a can body for packaging beverages under pressure, said can end comprising;

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

    a wall extending inwardly and downwardly from the cover hook;

    an outwardly concave annular reinforcing bead extending inwardly and downwardly from the 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 wall extends from said peripheral cover hook defines a first point, (ii) the location at which said reinforcing bead extends from said 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

    60°

    .

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