Global Patent Index - EP 0956248 A4

EP 0956248 A4 2001-05-30 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STACKING FLAT ARTICLES INTO A CARTRIDGE

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STACKING FLAT ARTICLES INTO A CARTRIDGE

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM STAPELN FLACHER GEGENSTÄNDE IN EINE KASSETTE

Title (fr)

PROCEDE PERMETTANT D'EMPILER DES ARTICLES PLATS DANS UNE CASSETTE ET APPAREIL CORRESPONDANT

Publication

EP 0956248 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 97918536 A

Priority

  • US 9705819 W
  • US 62288096 A
  • US 4143097 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9736805A1] A method and apparatus for stacking flat articles (75) into a cartridge (25). The method and apparatus are adapted for use in connection with output compartments (20) of a sorting machine (15) robotically transferring filled cartridges from the output compartments (20) to a buffer shelf (40); and from the buffer shelf (40) to a docking station (55) of a cartridge unloader and automatic feeder (50) to the input of the sorting machine (15), and for transferring empty cartridges (25) from the docking station (55) to either the buffer (40) or the output compartments (20) of the sorter (15).

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

B65G 1/14; B07C 1/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B07C 1/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B07C 1/025 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • No further relevant documents disclosed
  • See also references of WO 9736805A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9736805 A1 19971009; WO 9736805 A8 20010517; CA 2250513 A1 19971009; CA 2250513 C 20030902; EP 0956248 A1 19991117; EP 0956248 A4 20010530

INPADOC legal status


2006-04-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20051007

2004-11-03 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040916

2001-05-30 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20010420

2001-05-30 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT

2001-05-30 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7B 65G 1/14 A, 7B 07C 1/02 B

1999-11-17 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19981027

1999-11-17 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT