Global Patent Index - EP 0631096 B2

EP 0631096 B2 2001-02-07 - Reserve tank for carbon dioxide snow

Title (en)

Reserve tank for carbon dioxide snow

Title (de)

Trockeneisvorratsfach

Title (fr)

Bac de réserve de neige carbonique

Publication

EP 0631096 B2 (FR)

Application

EP 94401392 A

Priority

  • CA 2129863 A
  • CH 281494 A
  • FR 9307615 A
  • US 28571894 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0631096A1] The insulated enclosure (1) for conservation and transport comprises a carbon dioxide snow container (2) provided with a lateral opening (5) allowing pressurised liquid CO2 to be injected into the container by means of a distributor (10) connected to a liquid CO2 source (6), the distributor means being fitted with a solenoid valve (18) controlled by a control unit (19) comprising timer means allowing the duration of injection of liquid CO2 into the container (2) to be selected in order to form therein a metered reserve of carbon dioxide snow. Application to the conservation and transport of fresh food products as frozen food products. <IMAGE>

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

F25D 3/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F25D 3/12 (2006.01); F25D 29/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F25D 29/001 (2013.01); F25D 3/125 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE ES GB IT NL PT

EPO simple patent family

EP 0631096 A1 19941228; EP 0631096 B1 19970716; EP 0631096 B2 20010207; CA 2129863 A1 19960211; CH 690458 A5 20000915; DE 69404231 D1 19970821; DE 69404231 T2 19971218; DE 69404231 T3 20010523; ES 2106468 T3 19971101; ES 2106468 T5 20010316; FR 2706990 A1 19941230; FR 2706990 B1 19950804; US 5511379 A 19960430; US 5566553 A 19961022

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2000-10-25 [RTI2] TITLE (CORRECTION)

- Free text: RESERVE TANK FOR CARBON DIOXIDE SNOW

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