Global Patent Index - EP 0836535 B1

EP 0836535 B1 2000-05-10 - MACHINE FOR SORTING OBJECTS SUCH AS POSTAL ENVELOPES

Title (en)

MACHINE FOR SORTING OBJECTS SUCH AS POSTAL ENVELOPES

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUM SORTIEREN VON GEGENSTÄNDEN WIE BRIEFUMSCHLÄGEN

Title (fr)

MACHINE DE TRI D'OBJETS DU GENRE ENVELOPPES DE COURRIER

Publication

EP 0836535 B1 (FR)

Application

EP 96924038 A

Priority

  • FR 9601011 W
  • FR 9508022 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: FR2735995A1] A sorting machine with a standard operator work space containing a compact and ergonomic assembly of a hopper (5) for a horizontal stack of envelopes (3) between a control panel (6) and an extraction head (9), and a set of pigeonholes (11) for receiving a large enough number of sorted envelopes to prepare, e.g., a postman's round, said pigeonholes being arranged behind a transparent panel above the hopper, and supplied by a conveyor moving along a path in such a way that the orientation of the envelopes remains the same as they are delivered from the hopper (5) to the pigeonholes (11) before being simply tipped therefrom into the hopper. Said machine is similar to an office machine and is compact mainly because letters are conveyed widthwise and a suitable monitoring and control system is used.

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

B07C 3/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B07C 3/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B07C 3/06 (2013.01); Y10S 209/902 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

DOCDB simple family

FR 2735995 A1 19970103; FR 2735995 B1 19970912; AT 192674 T 20000515; DE 69608274 D1 20000615; DE 69608274 T2 20010104; EP 0836535 A1 19980422; EP 0836535 B1 20000510; US 5998753 A 19991207; WO 9701398 A1 19970116