Canister for a particulate-type product

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6484929
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09746238

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A canister for storing a particulate-type product. The canister includes a tubular body, a bottom panel, a top panel and a plurality of tabs. The tubular body defines an upper opening, a lower opening, and an internal storage region. The bottom panel is connected to the tubular body so as to encompass the lower opening. The top panel is similarly connected to the tubular body so as to encompass the upper opening and includes a lid. The lid is selectively secured to the tubular body at the upper opening such that the lid is moveable from an initial, closed state to an opened state, and from the opened state to a reclosed state. In the initial, closed state, the lid is secured to the tubular body. In the opened state, the lid is displaced from the tubular body to define a pour opening through which the internal storage region is accessible. In the reclosed state, the lid substantially encompasses the pour opening. Finally, the plurality of tabs are associated with the lid in at least the reclosed state. In one preferred embodiment, tab formation is completed as the lid is forced from the initial, closed state, and the tabs assist in frictionally securing the lid to the tubular body in the reclosed state.

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GENERAL MILLS INCNUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426

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Deering, Curtis Maple Grove, MN 2 21
Meier, Gordon Brooklyn Park, MN 2 21
Sumpmann, Patrick Maple Grove, MN 2 21

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