Global Patent Index - EP 0755032 B1

EP 0755032 B1 2000-03-15 - Automatic vending machine, particularly for vending packages of ice cream or of deep-frozen products in general

Title (en)

Automatic vending machine, particularly for vending packages of ice cream or of deep-frozen products in general

Title (de)

Verkaufsautomat, insbesondere zum Verkauf von Verpackungen von Speiseeis oder tiefgefrorenen Lebensmitteln

Title (fr)

Distributeur automatique, en particulier pour la vente d'emballages de glace alimentaire ou de produits surgelés

Publication

EP 0755032 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 96111104 A

Priority

IT MI951591 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0755032A2] A vending machine, particularly for packages of ice cream or of deep-frozen products in general, comprising a supporting structure (2) and a plurality of flaps (3) that are individually pivoted to the supporting structure about a substantially horizontal pivoting axis. Actuation means act on the flaps (3) and rotate them about the corresponding pivoting axis from a position for supporting the product to be vended to a position for releasing the product. The machine according to the invention comprises elastic return means that act on the flaps (3) to keep them in the supporting position and in the release position and to make them pass automatically from the release position to the supporting position when they move beyond an intermediate position of unstable equilibrium that lies between the release position and the supporting position. <IMAGE>

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

G07F 11/06; G07F 9/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07F 9/10 (2006.01); G07F 11/06 (2006.01); G07F 11/58 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/0071 (2013.01); G07F 11/06 (2013.01); G07F 11/58 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0755032 A2 19970122; EP 0755032 A3 19971001; EP 0755032 B1 20000315; AT 190745 T 20000415; DE 69607080 D1 20000420; DE 69607080 T2 20001102; DK 0755032 T3 20000821; ES 2145955 T3 20000716; IT 1275597 B1 19970806; IT MI951591 A1 19970121; IT MI951591 D0 19950721; PT 755032 E 20000831

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