Global Patent Index - EP 0477887 B2

EP 0477887 B2 2000-09-06 - Coupling means for containers

Title (en)

Coupling means for containers

Title (de)

Kuppelstück zum Verbinden von Containern

Title (fr)

Pièce d'accouplement pour conteneurs

Publication

EP 0477887 B2 (DE)

Application

EP 91116305 A

Priority

DE 4030336 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0477887A1] Coupling means (so-called twist locks) are known for connecting containers (20, 21) on board ships, which coupling means require the containers (20, 21) to be mounted by operators at least for unlocking. This is no longer permitted by recent legal regulations. A coupling means (26) according to the invention is designed in such a way that at least one (lower) coupling projection (32) is displaceable relative to the containers (20, 21) to be connected. This results in automatic and reliable interlocking of the containers (20, 21). Additionally, jamming is avoided when the connection is released as a result of slight tilting of the upper container (20). The coupling means (26) is particularly suitable for automatic interlocking and unlocking of closely stowed containers (20, 21), in particular 20' containers (20, 21). <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B65D 90/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 90/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 90/0013 (2013.01); Y10T 24/28 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE DK ES FR GB IT NL SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0477887 A1 19920401; EP 0477887 B1 19960131; EP 0477887 B2 20000906; DE 4030336 A1 19920326; DE 4030336 C2 20010322; DE 4042710 C2 20021128; DE 59107335 D1 19960314; DK 0477887 T3 19960701; DK 0477887 T4 20001218; ES 2082901 T3 19960401; ES 2082901 T5 20001201; US 5560088 A 19961001

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