Global Patent Index - EP 0691633 B1

EP 0691633 B1 2001-01-24 - Apparatus and method for identifying objects, in particular cup-like drinking vessels

Title (en)

Apparatus and method for identifying objects, in particular cup-like drinking vessels

Title (de)

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zum Identifizieren eines Gegenstandes, insbesondere eines becherartigen Trinkgefässes

Title (fr)

Dispositif et méthode pour l'identification d'un objet, en particulier un récipient de boisson, du type gobelet

Publication

EP 0691633 B1 (DE)

Application

EP 95109816 A

Priority

  • DE 4421672 A
  • DE 4429541 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0691633A2] The vessel (18) is placed upside down in a circular depression (28) in a baseplate (12), and aligned with the vertical axis (A) of a measuring bell (30) rotatable on a supporting plate (32) behind a lifting or sliding door (14). Rotation through 360 degrees is effected by a stepping motor (44) and gearing. The other side of the plate is carried on a telescopic jack (36) whose piston (38) is jointed (37) to a bearing (40) on the baseplate. The upturned base (24) of the vessel is scanned by the optical beam from an emitter (70) aligned with a photoreceiver in the opposite wall of the bell.

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

G07F 7/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07F 7/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 7/0609 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH FR IT LI LU NL

EPO simple patent family

EP 0691633 A2 19960110; EP 0691633 A3 19970205; EP 0691633 B1 20010124; AT 198947 T 20010215

INPADOC legal status


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