Patent Number: 6,332,550

Title: Tamper-evident container closure

Abstract: A tamper-evident closure for a container includes an outer tamper-evident cap engagable over an inner container sealing cap which may form part of the tamper-evident closure or part of the container, cap retaining prongs on the outer cap which permit placement of the outer cap on the container neck over the sealing cap but prevent upward removal of the outer cap from the container, a tear strip for severing the outer cap between its upper and lower ends to permit upward removal of the upper portion of the outer cap from the container, and a circumferential rupture line along which the outer cap separates to evidence tampering if an attempt is made to forcibly remove the outer cap from the container without tearing the tear strip from the outer cap.

Inventors: Bennett; Paul H. (#A San Dimas, CA), Perlmutter; Thom M. (Redondo Beach, CA)


International Classification: B65D 41/34 (20060101); B65D 41/00 (20060101); B65D 41/62 (20060101); B65D 041/48 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018