Global Patent Index - EP 0920039 A3

EP 0920039 A3 2000-05-10 - A control push-button board for an automatic machine, in particular for a drink vending machine

Title (en)

A control push-button board for an automatic machine, in particular for a drink vending machine

Title (de)

Tastenfeld für automatische Maschine, insbesondere für Getränkeverkaufmaschine

Title (fr)

Clavier pour machine automatique, en particulier pour distributeur automatique pour boissons

Publication

EP 0920039 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 98122029 A

Priority

IT TO970231 U

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0920039A2] A control push-button board for an automatic machine, in particular for a drink vending machine of the type wherein the machine is provided with an outer container (10) wherein a push-button board (11) for controlling the machine is contained. The push-button board comprises: a plurality of push-buttons (12) which can be activated from the outside and which are connected to a corresponding plurality of LED diodes (14); and a membrane (15) made of an impermeable coating material of the push-button board, said membrane is placed between the push-button board and the container (10). The membrane (15) is opaque and break free and forms, by the LED's (14), a plurality of dome shaped portions (16) which have a smaller thickness than the thickness of the remaining membrane portion, so as to let the light emitted by the LED's pass through to the outside. <IMAGE>

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

H01H 13/02; H01H 13/06; H01H 13/70

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01H 13/702 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01H 13/702 (2013.01); H01H 2209/074 (2013.01); H01H 2209/082 (2013.01); H01H 2219/036 (2013.01); H01H 2223/003 (2013.01); H01H 2231/006 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

EP 0920039 A2 19990602; EP 0920039 A3 20000510; IT 236357 Y1 20000808; IT TO970231 U1 19990528; IT TO970231 V0 19971128

INPADOC legal status


2001-09-06 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2001-08-01 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20001111

2001-01-17 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2000-05-10 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-05-10 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI

2000-05-10 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7H 01H 13/02 A, 7H 01H 13/06 B, 7H 01H 13/70 B

1999-06-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

1999-06-02 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI