Global Patent Index - EP 0887121 B1

EP 0887121 B1 2000-09-20 - Device for processing the return of unsold articles

Title (en)

Device for processing the return of unsold articles

Title (de)

Vorrichtung zum Behandeln der Rückgabe von nicht verkauften Artikeln

Title (fr)

Dispositif pour le traitement du renvoi d'articles invendus

Publication

EP 0887121 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 98112639 A

Priority

  • EP 94905110 A
  • ES 9300138 A
  • ES 9300422 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0879777A1] The device is comprised of an unpackaging station for the unsold articles or magazines, a computer for introducing an identification code for each package of unsold articles, a first access conveyor (8) which opens into the machine (1), a second conveyor (11) for atypical articles and a third conveyor (14) for identified unsold copies, as well as an other optional conveyor (15) for extemporaneous unsold copies. A fifth conveyor (16) extends from an auxiliary station (12) to storage means with a carousel (17). The articles are fed on an inclined endless belt, passing through an optoelectronic station (25b) for identification purposes. Means for correcting the position of the papers and magazines are provided. There is provided an automatic feed device, on a unitary and continuous basis, towards the conveyor of the machine, comprised of a receiving hopper (57) with an inclined grooved bed (58), a fixed wall (59) and a movable wall which pushes the stack towards a suction cup (61) with a reciprocating motion. <IMAGE>

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

B07C 5/34; B07C 3/08; B07C 3/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B07C 3/08 (2006.01); B07C 5/34 (2006.01); B65H 1/14 (2006.01); B65H 3/08 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65H 1/025 (2013.01); B07C 3/08 (2013.01); B07C 5/3412 (2013.01); B65H 3/0816 (2013.01); B65H 31/309 (2013.01); B65H 2301/324 (2013.01); B65H 2301/42268 (2013.01); B65H 2406/342 (2013.01); B65H 2513/50 (2013.01); B65H 2701/176 (2013.01)

Combination set (CPC)

B65H 2513/50 + B65H 2220/02

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 0879777 A1 19981125; DE 69417144 D1 19990422; DE 69417144 T2 19990923; DE 69425988 D1 20001026; EP 0649685 A1 19950426; EP 0649685 B1 19990317; EP 0887121 A1 19981230; EP 0887121 B1 20000920; WO 9416830 A2 19940804; WO 9416830 A3 19950316

INPADOC legal status


2003-09-17 [GBPC] GB: EUROPEAN PATENT CEASED THROUGH NON-PAYMENT OF RENEWAL FEE

2003-01-26 [PG25 GB] LAPSED IN A CONTRACTING STATE ANNOUNCED VIA POSTGRANT INFORM. FROM NAT. OFFICE TO EPO

- Ref Country Code: GB

- Free text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF NON-PAYMENT OF DUE FEES

- Effective date: 20030126

2002-01-30 [PGFP GB] POSTGRANT: ANNUAL FEES PAID TO NATIONAL OFFICE

- Ref Country Code: GB

- Payment date: 20020130

- Year of fee payment: 9

2002-01-01 [REG GB IF02] EUROPEAN PATENT IN FORCE AS OF 2002-01-01

2001-09-05 [26N] NO OPPOSITION FILED

2001-02-16 [EN] FR: TRANSLATION NOT FILED

2000-12-21 [PG25 DE] LAPSED IN A CONTRACTING STATE ANNOUNCED VIA POSTGRANT INFORM. FROM NAT. OFFICE TO EPO

- Ref Country Code: DE

- Free text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

- Effective date: 20001221

2000-10-26 [REF] CORRESPONDS TO:

- Document: DE 69425988 20001026

2000-09-20 [AC] DIVISIONAL APPLICATION (ART. 76) OF:

- Document: EP 649685

2000-09-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: B1

- Designated State(s): DE GB IT

2000-09-20 [PG25 IT] LAPSED IN A CONTRACTING STATE ANNOUNCED VIA POSTGRANT INFORM. FROM NAT. OFFICE TO EPO

- Ref Country Code: IT

- Free text: LAPSE BECAUSE OF FAILURE TO SUBMIT A TRANSLATION OF THE DESCRIPTION OR TO PAY THE FEE WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME-LIMIT

- Effective date: 20000920

2000-04-05 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 19990723

1999-09-08 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 19990723

1999-07-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990423

1998-12-30 [AC] DIVISIONAL APPLICATION (ART. 76) OF:

- Document: EP 649685

1998-12-30 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE GB IT