Patent Number: 6,168,020

Title: Reclosable sleeve package

Abstract: A reclosable sleeve package that includes a container and a sleeve which slides freely over the container. The container has a tab at one end, a space to hold a commercial article at the other end, and an opening along a portion of the container to allow the commercial article to be placed in and removed from the container. The tab contains an aperture to enable the package to be hung on a display rack. The sleeve has an opening at one end which allows the sleeve to slide over the container. The sleeve fits over the tab end of the container and covers the opening in the container. The other end of the sleeve contains an enclosure which covers the tab end of the container including a portion of the tab. The enclosure has a slot which exposes the aperture in the tab and a portion of the tab when the sleeve is in place on the container. The slot is such that would require the package to be hung on a display rack only by the aperture in the tab and not from the sleeve.

Inventors: Niedzwiedz; Scott Alan (Porter, IN)

Assignee: Cooper Automotive Products, Inc.

International Classification: B65D 75/28 (20060101); B65D 75/36 (20060101); B65D 77/04 (20060101); B65D 073/00 (); B65D 085/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018