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COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
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APPLYING CLOSURE MEMBERS TO BOTTLES JARS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; OPENING CLOSED CONTAINERS (opening or closing devices attached to, or incorporated in, containers or container closures B65D)
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The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject-matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:
B67B7/46 covered by B67B 7/30 to B67B 7/385
B67B7/48 to B67B7/52 covered by B67B 7/24, B67B 7/26, B67B 7/28
B67B7/54 to B67B7/90 covered by B67B 7/30 to B67B 7/385

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Closing bottles, jars or similar containers by applying stoppers (stoppers per se B65D 39/00)
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Feeding stoppers (in general B65G)
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Pretreatment of stoppers, e.g. cleaning, steaming, heating, impregnating or coating; Applying resilient rings to stoppers (mechanical working of cork B27J 5/00)
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by inserting threadless stoppers, e.g. cork
B67B 1/045
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using hand operated devices
}
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by inserting and rotating screw stoppers
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Securing stoppers, e.g. swing stoppers, which are held in position by associated pressure-applying means coacting with the bottle neck
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by inserting disc closures
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Closing bottles, jars or similar containers by applying caps (caps per se B65D 41/00)
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Pretreatment of caps, e.g. cleaning, steaming, heating or sterilizing
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Applying date marks, code marks, or the like, to caps during capping (applying marks to labels B65C 9/46)
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by applying flanged caps, e.g. crown caps, and securing by deformation of flanges
B67B 3/023
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using additional means for securing the cap, e.g. adhesives
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B67B 3/026
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{
the caps being made of thermoplastic material (B67B 3/023 takes precedence)
}
B67B 3/04
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Cutting caps from strip material in capping machines (devices for registering moving strip material B65H 23/00)
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B67B 3/06
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Feeding caps to capping heads
B67B 3/061
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the caps having an asymmetric footprint, e.g. comprising a gripping lip
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B67B 3/062
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from a magazine
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(B67B 3/061 takes precedence)
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B67B 3/064
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from a hopper
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(B67B 3/061 takes precedence)
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B67B 3/0645
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with means for orientating the caps to a position ready to be applied to the container
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B67B 3/10
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Capping heads for securing caps
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(B67B 3/023 takes precedence)
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B67B 3/12
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characterised by being movable axially relative to cap to deform flanges thereof, e.g. to press projecting flange rims inwardly
B67B 3/14
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characterised by having movable elements, e.g. hinged fingers, for applying radial pressure to the flange of the cap (B67B 3/16, B67B 3/18 take precedence)
B67B 3/16
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characterised by having resilient deforming elements, e.g. resilient sleeves or collars (B67B 3/18 takes precedence)
B67B 3/18
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characterised by being rotatable, e.g. for forming screw threads in situ
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by applying and rotating preformed threaded caps (forming threads in situ by resilient deforming means B67B 3/16, by rotary capping heads B67B 3/18)
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using manually-controlled or manually operated devices
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B67B 3/2013
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by carousel-type capping machines
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using friction means for screwing the caps, e.g. belts or guides (B67B 3/2026, B67B 3/2033 take precedence)
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comprising stationary capping heads
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comprising carousel co-rotating capping heads
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Linear-type capping machines
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using friction means for screwing the caps, e.g. belts or wheels (B67B 3/2053 takes precedence)
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comprising capping heads
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Means for preventing rotation of the container or cap
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Details of capping heads (B67B 3/2073 takes precedence)
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comprising torque limiting means (torque limiters in wrenches or screwdrivers B25B 23/14; couplings or clutches per se F16D)
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B67B 3/208
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Electrical means responsive to the torque applied and acting on motor control means, e.g. strain gauges or power measurement means (B67B 3/2093 takes precedence)
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B67B 3/2086
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Magnetic or electromagnetic clutches
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B67B 3/2093
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whereby the applied torque limit is varied
}
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by applying snap-on caps
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Special measures for applying and securing caps under vacuum
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Applications of control, warning, or safety devices in capping machinery
B67B 3/261
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Devices for controlling the tightening of threaded caps, e.g. testing the release torque (torque testers in general G01L 5/00)
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B67B 3/262
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Devices for controlling the caps
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B67B 3/264
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positioning of the caps
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B67B 3/265
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presence of a cap
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B67B 3/267
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positioning of the cap-label
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B67B 3/268
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devices for avoiding damage to the closing machine
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Mechanisms for causing relative movement between bottle or jar and capping head
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Applying protective or decorative covers to closures; Devices for securing bottle closures with wire (infant feeding teats with means for fastening to bottles A61J 11/04)
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Applying protective or decorative covers to closures, e.g. by forming in situ
B67B 5/032
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Dies for securing overcaps
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B67B 5/034
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the covers being elastic
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B67B 5/036
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the covers being heat-shrinkable
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B67B 5/038
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the covers being applied wet, whereby shrinkage occurs on drying
}
B67B 5/05
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by applying liquids, e.g. by dipping
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Devices for securing bottle closures with wire (B67B 1/08 takes precedence)
Closing bottles, jars or similar containers by applying closure members, not provided for in groups B67B 1/00 - B67B 5/00
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Hand- or power-operated devices for opening closed containers (nail pullers or extractors B25C 11/00;
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for expelling solid content, e.g. pills, from blister packs B65B 69/0058;
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attached to, or incorporated in, containers or container closures B65D;
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dispensers for pills from blister packs B65B 69/0058
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for removing stoppers
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Cork-screws
B67B 7/0405
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Power-operated cork-screws, e.g. operated by an electric motor
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without supporting means for assisting the pulling action
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B67B 7/0417
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with supporting means for assisting the pulling action
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of wine-waiter, i.e. sommelier type
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B67B 7/0429
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having means for varying the effective lever arm length
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B67B 7/0435
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with a pantograph extracting mechanism
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B67B 7/0441
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whereby the supporting means abut around the whole periphery of the neck of the bottle
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B67B 7/0447
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whereby the supporting means abut around parts of the periphery of the neck of the bottle
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B67B 7/0452
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adapted to be mounted on walls
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B67B 2007/0458
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Means for cutting sealing capsules
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B67B 2007/0464
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Means for counting
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B67B 2007/047
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Means for reducing friction
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B67B 2007/0476
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by coating the screw
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B67B 2007/0482
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by using roller-bearings
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B67B 2007/0488
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Means for measuring temperature
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B67B 2007/0494
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Means for varying the lever arm
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B67B 7/06
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Other cork removers
B67B 7/063
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using one or more blades to be inserted between the cork and the inner surface of the bottle neck
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B67B 7/066
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specially adapted for opening pressurised bottles, e.g. champagne or sparkling wine bottles
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B67B 7/08
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using air or gas pressure
B67B 7/10
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with means for retrieving stoppers from the interior of the container
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for removing disc-closures
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for removing tightly-fitting lids or covers, e.g. of shoe-polish tins, by gripping and rotating
B67B 7/15
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finger grapple type
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for removing flanged caps, e.g. crown caps
B67B 7/162
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the removing device being formed by at least two articulated parts, e.g. pliers (B67B 7/164 takes precedence)
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B67B 7/164
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Power-operated devices
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B67B 2007/166
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Means for attaching the opener to fingers
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B67B 2007/168
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Means for counting
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for removing threaded caps (B67B 7/14 takes precedence; wrenches B25B 13/00)
B67B 7/182
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power-operated
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B67B 7/184
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by use of a flexible loop gripping the cap skirt or the container body by friction
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B67B 7/186
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the loop having an adjustable length
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B67B 2007/188
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Means for attaching the opener to fingers
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for breaking vacuum seals between lids or covers and bodies of preserving jars, e.g. by wedge action
B67B 7/22
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incorporating loops, e.g. of wire, which are tightened around seal
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Hole-piercing devices
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combined with spouts
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and associated with receptacle hodlers
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Hand-operated cutting devices
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B67B 2007/303
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can openers
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B67B 2007/306
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Means for counting
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propelled by rotary gears or wheels around periphery of container
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with rotatable cutters
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adapted to be mounted on walls
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Power-operated cutting devices (machines for domestic use with a plurality of interchangeable units A47J 43/06, A47J 44/00)
B67B 7/385
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specially adapted to be hand-held
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Devices for engaging tags, strips, or tongues for opening by tearing, e.g. slotted keys for opening sardine tins
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adapted for engaging the ring of a pull tab for opening an aperture
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and subsequently tearing off the top of the can
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Devices for removing barrel bungs
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Combination tools, e.g. comprising cork-screws, can piercers, crowncap removers (combinations of opening devices with cutting tools B26; with devices serving other purposes, see appropriate subclasses, e.g. B25F; B43K 29/00)
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by breaking, e.g. for ampoules
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B67B 2201/00
Indexing codes relating to constructional features of closing machines
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B67B 2201/01
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Orienting closure means
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B67B 2201/012
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Stoppers
B67B 2201/015
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Cylindrical stoppers
B67B 2201/017
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Caps
B67B 2201/03
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applying two closures on a container
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B67B 2201/06
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Details of cap feeding devices
B67B 2201/065
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Use of magnets
B67B 2201/08
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Aseptic features
B67B 2201/10
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Quick or easy connection means for connecting a capping head to a spindle
B67B 2201/12
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Details related to spray caps, i.e. caps comprising a pump and a tube for dispensing content from a container
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Last Modified: 10/10/2013