Global Patent Index - EP 0884699 A3

EP 0884699 A3 20000517 - Franking machine

Title (en)

Franking machine

Title (de)

Frankiermaschine

Title (fr)

Machine à affranchir

Publication

EP 0884699 A3 (DE)

Application

EP 98116667 A

Priority

  • DE 4228765 A
  • EP 93112895 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0585676A2] The invention relates to a franking machine with an electrothermal printing device, by means of which postage and/or picture prints are printed onto postal material, guided past it at a predetermined speed, by a transfer of ink particles from a carrier ribbon (114) in a manner distributed according to the particular picture, which carrier ribbon (114) is heated according to the picture distribution by means of a thermal printing head (110) and at the same time is guided past the printing device, a counterpressure element (116) being located opposite the thermal printing head (110). Provided as a counterpressure element is a counterpressure roller (116) which is movable perpendicularly to the printing surface and which is mounted resiliently on a shaft (130), arranged parallel to the printing strip (112) of the thermal printing head (110), in such a way that its surface of contact with the postal material can assume different angles to the printing strip (112) in a plane containing the printing strip (112) and the shaft (130). <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

G07B 17/00

IPC 8 full level

B41J 2/32 (2006.01); B41J 2/325 (2006.01); B41J 11/04 (2006.01); B41J 11/20 (2006.01); B41J 25/308 (2006.01); B41J 25/312 (2006.01); G07B 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

B41J 2/325 (2013.01); B41J 25/308 (2013.01); B41J 25/312 (2013.01); G07B 17/00508 (2013.01); G07B 2017/0054 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB IT LI

DOCDB simple family (publication)

DE 4228765 A1 19940303; DE 4228765 C2 19980409; DE 59309475 D1 19990429; DE 59310251 D1 20020124; EP 0585676 A2 19940309; EP 0585676 A3 19941228; EP 0585676 B1 19990324; EP 0884699 A2 19981216; EP 0884699 A3 20000517; EP 0884699 B1 20011212

DOCDB simple family (application)

DE 4228765 A 19920828; DE 59309475 T 19930811; DE 59310251 T 19930811; EP 93112895 A 19930811; EP 98116667 A 19930811