Global Patent Index - EP 0958148 B1

EP 0958148 B1 20010613 - SYSTEM FOR UNSTACKING AND OPENING ENVELOPES

Title (en)

SYSTEM FOR UNSTACKING AND OPENING ENVELOPES

Title (de)

SYSTEM ZUM ENTSTAPELN UND ÖFFNEN VON BRIEFUMSCHLÄGEN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE DEPILAGE ET D'OUVERTURE D'ENVELOPPES

Publication

EP 0958148 B1 20010613 (FR)

Application

EP 96937389 A 19961104

Priority

  • FR 9601729 W 19961104
  • FR 9513646 A 19951117

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9718957A1] A device for unstacking and opening envelopes from a stack of envelopes with folded-down flaps, comprising two-way drive means (17, 19) for moving a removed envelope, and a fixed wedge-shaped deflector (31) arranged at an angle to the feed direction downstream from said drive means (17, 19). The removal cycle comprises, firstly, removing an envelope (5) and feeding it with the flap folded down at the front and on the side of the deflector (31) relative to the path, until the flap has been deflected and travelled beyond said deflector (31), secondly, moving the envelope (5) backwards so that the flap and the envelope position themselves over the deflector (31) as they move backwards, whereby the flap is folded out during the backward movement until it is coplanar with the body of the envelope (5), and thirdly, feeding the envelope (5) for the last time in the downstream direction of the device.

IPC 1-7

B43M 3/04

IPC 8 full level

B43M 3/04 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

B43M 3/045 (2013.01); Y10S 271/902 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 9718957 A1 19970529; AT 202039 T 20010615; CA 2238001 A1 19970529; CA 2238001 C 20030715; DE 69613407 D1 20010719; DE 69613407 T2 20020502; EP 0958148 A1 19991124; EP 0958148 B1 20010613; FR 2741299 A1 19970523; FR 2741299 B1 19980123; US 6036185 A 20000314

DOCDB simple family (application)

FR 9601729 W 19961104; AT 96937389 T 19961104; CA 2238001 A 19961104; DE 69613407 T 19961104; EP 96937389 A 19961104; FR 9513646 A 19951117; US 6884398 A 19980807