US 9,809,356 B2
Container lid having selectively coverable access opening
Douglas Robert Kissner, Glenview, IL (US); Abby Rose Herstich, Chicago, IL (US); Michele Marie Dziaba, Mundelein, IL (US); and Takeisa R. Sledge, Chicago, IL (US)
Assigned to Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed by Douglas Robert Kissner, Glenview, IL (US); Abby Rose Herstich, Chicago, IL (US); Michele Marie Dziaba, Mundelein, IL (US); and Takeisa R. Sledge, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed on Dec. 21, 2011, as Appl. No. 13/333,662.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/426,358, filed on Dec. 22, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2012/0164283 A1, Jun. 28, 2012
Int. Cl. B65D 43/16 (2006.01); B65D 43/02 (2006.01)
CPC B65D 43/0212 (2013.01) [B65D 43/169 (2013.01); B65D 2251/1008 (2013.01); B65D 2251/1041 (2013.01); B65D 2543/0074 (2013.01); B65D 2543/00148 (2013.01); B65D 2543/00296 (2013.01); B65D 2543/00379 (2013.01); B65D 2543/00537 (2013.01); B65D 2543/00796 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A unitary lid configured to attach to a container, the lid comprising:
a generally planar top wall having top and bottom surfaces and an opening therethrough;
a cover integrally attached to the top wall via a hinge and moveable about the hinge between a closed position covering the opening and being substantially coplanar with the top wall and an open position exposing the opening;
a peripheral rim extending at least partially about the top wall and configured to attach to a container;
an inner depending wall extending downwardly from at least portions of a periphery region of the cover; and
an outer depending wall extending downwardly from at least portions of a periphery of the opening of the top wall bottom surface, the inner and outer depending walls configured to extend downwardly adjacent to one another with the cover in the closed position;
wherein the cover includes a protuberance that extends outwardly from a portion of the inner depending wall and the outer depending wall includes a gap extending entirely therethrough, the gap configured to receive the protuberance therethrough with the cover in the closed position;
wherein the bottom surface of the top wall is planar around the opening thereof and the outer depending wall extends downwardly from the planar bottom surface of the top wall.