07677404 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 8 patents.

The invention generally relates to a tab used to open food can ends and beer/beverage can ends. The tab has a nose portion located at a front end of the tab and a lift portion located at a back end of the tab. The tab also has a rivet receiving portion located proximate to the nose portion with a rivet hole. The rivet receiving portion is coupled to the nose portion. The rivet hole has a non-round perimeter with a first diameter portion and a second diameter portion. The first diameter portion has a plurality of first arcuate segments and the second diameter portion has a plurality of notches. The second diameter portion is greater in length than the first diameter portion. Tooling for the manufacture of the tab is also provided. A method for manufacturing the tab is additionally provided as well.

Title
Tab, tooling for the manufacture of the tab and method of manufacturing the tab
Application Number
11/643300
Publication Number
7677404 (B2)
Application Date
December 21, 2006
Publication Date
March 16, 2010
Inventor
Mark Richard Mitchell
Sidney
OH, US
Craig Allen McEldowney
Russia
OH, US
Agent
Grant E Coffield Esquire
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
Assignee
Stolle Machinery Company
CO, US
IPC
B65D 17/34
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