Container device for tobacco articles

  • US 7,798,319 B1
  • Filed: 03/11/2008
  • Issued: 09/21/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A tobacco product package device, comprising:

  • a polymeric container having a bottom wall, a generally cylindrical side wall that extends in an axial direction from the bottom wall toward a connection rim, and a top opening that is at least partially defined by the connection rim, the polymeric container defining an interior space that is in communication with the top opening;

    a moist snuff tobacco product arranged in the interior space of the polymeric container;

    a metallic lid that releasably engages the polymeric container to enclose the moist snuff tobacco product in the interior space, the metallic lid including a lid wall that is integral with a skirt, wherein the skirt provides a snap-fit engagement with the connection rim; and

    a resilient gasket affixed to an interior surface of the lid wall to provide a moisture barrier and a non-hermetic seal between the metallic lid and the polymeric container when the metallic lid is releasably engaged with the polymeric container.

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