Global Patent Index - EP 0721806 B1

EP 0721806 B1 2000-07-12 - Device for detecting a hard object's presence in a mail item

Title (en)

Device for detecting a hard object's presence in a mail item

Title (de)

Vorrichtung zur Detektion der Anwesenheit eines harten Gegenstandes in einem Poststück

Title (fr)

Dispositif pour détecter la présence d'un objet dur dans un pli de courrier

Publication

EP 0721806 B1 (FR)

Application

EP 96400068 A

Priority

FR 9500311 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0721806A1] The rigid belt (1) changes from the horizontal to a 10 deg. downward slope at a roller (3) under a set of rollers (10-12) on oscillating arms (13-15) which cause an envelope to be flexed in transit. The final roller (12) rests on the slope and is lifted through a distance dependent on the thickness and rigidity of the envelope. An e.g. photoelectric detector (30) determines whether the difference between this distance and the thickness of the envelope exceeds a predetermined threshold. Further photocells (31,32) detect the advance of the envelope and compare its thickness with a predetermined threshold (e.g. 5 mm).

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

B07C 1/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B07C 1/16 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B07C 1/16 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE DE ES FR GB IT NL SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0721806 A1 19960717; EP 0721806 B1 20000712; AT 194514 T 20000715; AU 4542796 A 19960731; AU 692664 B2 19980611; CA 2167009 A1 19960713; DE 69609205 D1 20000817; DE 69609205 T2 20010308; ES 2149431 T3 20001101; FR 2729310 A1 19960719; FR 2729310 B1 19970214; US 5637811 A 19970610; WO 9621524 A1 19960718

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