Tamper-resistant container with tamper-evident feature and method of forming the same

  • US 7,073,680 B2
  • Filed: 02/24/2005
  • Issued: 07/11/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/21/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A tamper-resistant/evident container comprising:

  • a) a cover portion including an outwardly extending peripheral flange;

    b) a base portion including an upper peripheral edge forming at least in part an upwardly projecting bead extending substantially about the perimeter of the base portion and configured to render the outwardly extending flange of the cover portion relatively inaccessible when the container is closed, wherein the cover portion and base portion are adapted and configured to lock together about their periphery by way of a circumferential engagement sealing interface, wherein the circumferential engagement sealing interface is defined at least in part by a perimeter having a plurality of arcuate segments and rounded corner portions; and

    c) a lock for maintaining the peripheral flange adjacent to the upper peripheral edge when the container is closed.

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