06015061 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 23 patents.

A dual function overcap for a cylindrical container, having a bead about the top edge and generally used for snack foods, includes a substantially planar covering portion and a downwardly extending lip. The dual function overcap fits over the container with a bead by engaging the downwardly extending lip or can fit a shortened form of the same container without a bead, or the same, or similar, container without a bead. In one form of the invention, the overcap must be flipped over to attach the overcap to the edge of the shortened container. In the preferred form of the invention, a raised channel within the covering portion, receives and retains the edge of the shortened container.

Title
Dual function overcap
Application Number
9/113989
Publication Number
6015061
Application Date
July 10, 1998
Publication Date
January 18, 2000
Inventor
James W Lowry
Florence
SC, US
Agent
Bullwinkel Partners
Assignee
Sonoco Development
SC, US
IPC
B65D 51/00
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