Global Patent Index - EP 0856484 B1

EP 0856484 B1 2001-12-12 - Feeding device for postal items of different sizes

Title (en)

Feeding device for postal items of different sizes

Title (de)

Förder-Vorrichtung für Poststücke mit variablen Abmessungen

Title (fr)

Dispositif d'alimentation en articles de courrier de dimensions variables

Publication

EP 0856484 B1 (FR)

Application

EP 98400123 A

Priority

FR 9701053 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0856484A1] The system is installed upstream of a franking machine and has a mail transport path with a first feeding zone for differently-sized mail articles (10) comprising a number of transport rollers (16). A second selection zone (18) performs individual selection of the mail articles and has a number of transport rollers (20). A third zone (24) conveys the individually extracted articles from the mail stack one-by-one and directs them to the franking machine and has a third set of rollers (22). A first set of sensors (128,130,132) identify the different sizes of the mail articles in the first zone. A second set of sensors (120,122) detect passage of the articles in the second and third zones. A number of driving clutches engage the rollers and are activated selectively in accordance with a predetermined sequence defined by a microprocessor controller as a function of the states of the sensor sets.

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

B65H 5/06; G07B 17/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65H 3/06 (2006.01); B65H 5/06 (2006.01); G07B 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65H 5/066 (2013.01); B65H 3/063 (2013.01); G07B 17/00467 (2013.01); B65H 2511/10 (2013.01); B65H 2511/514 (2013.01); B65H 2513/40 (2013.01); B65H 2513/50 (2013.01); B65H 2701/1916 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00338 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00475 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00685 (2013.01); Y10S 209/90 (2013.01); Y10S 209/91 (2013.01)

Combination set (CPC)

  1. B65H 2511/10 + B65H 2220/03
  2. B65H 2511/514 + B65H 2220/01
  3. B65H 2513/40 + B65H 2220/02
  4. B65H 2513/50 + B65H 2220/02

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

EP 0856484 A1 19980805; EP 0856484 B1 20011212; DE 69802847 D1 20020124; DE 69802847 T2 20020620; FR 2759069 A1 19980807; FR 2759069 B1 19990423; US 6005212 A 19991221

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