US 11,053,047 B2
Container system with improved messaging structure
Nikola Curcic, Mechelen (BE); Eric Douglas Banks, Norwood, OH (US); Ashley Chonta Robinson, West Chester, OH (US); Mary Ellen Finnegan, Cincinnati, OH (US); and Sofie Van Assche, Oost-Vlaanderen (BE)
Assigned to The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH (US)
Filed by The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH (US)
Filed on Mar. 23, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/933,702.
Prior Publication US 2019/0291917 A1, Sep. 26, 2019
Int. Cl. B65D 5/42 (2006.01); B65C 3/08 (2006.01); B65C 3/18 (2006.01); B65D 73/00 (2006.01); G09F 3/04 (2006.01); B65D 47/08 (2006.01); B65D 25/20 (2006.01)
CPC B65D 5/4237 (2013.01) [B65C 3/08 (2013.01); B65C 3/18 (2013.01); B65D 25/205 (2013.01); B65D 47/08 (2013.01); B65D 73/0064 (2013.01); G09F 3/04 (2013.01); B65D 2203/00 (2013.01); B65D 2501/24891 (2013.01); B65D 2517/0053 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A container system comprising a container and a selectively openable cover,
the container comprising a bottom wall and one or more side walls extending away from the bottom wall,
the bottom wall and the one or more side walls defining an interior volume of the container,
the container further comprising a rim defining a mouth to a passageway that provides access to the interior volume,
the container further comprising only one tab,
wherein the tab is a single unitary piece,
wherein the tab comprises a fixed end that attached to the container,
wherein the tab is joined to the container by pressure sealing, heat sealing, an adhesive, welding, or combinations thereof,
wherein the tab is positioned to partially occlude the mouth or passageway such that there is a space between the tab and the rim so that a consumer can see into the interior volume of the container,
the tab comprising a free end that is biased to a resting position, the free end being deflectable by a deflecting force into the interior volume, wherein the free end returns to the resting position once the deflective force is removed.