Global Patent Index - EP 0968937 A1

EP 0968937 A1 2000-01-05 - Material handling apparatus

Title (en)

Material handling apparatus

Title (de)

Vorrichtung zum Handhaben von Material

Title (fr)

Appareil de manutention de matériaux

Publication

EP 0968937 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99305223 A

Priority

GB 9814385 A

Abstract (en)

The invention relates to material handling apparatus 1 that is apparatus for handling flowable materials such as powders which should for environmental reasons be isolated within the apparatus to protect ambient atmosphere in general and operators in particular. Thus the apparatus 1 has a container 2 for powder and an outlet 3 therefrom, a device for obturating and opening the outlet 3, actuating means 5 such as a pneumatic piston and cylinder arrangement for raising and lowering the device 4 and a member 6 for sealing the actuating means 5 from the interior of the container. The member 6 is a shroud in the form of a collapsible tapered, convoluted member of plastics or rubber which is secured to a body 10 of the apparatus and to the device 4 by clamping members 8, 9 so that the member 6 joins at an angle of at least 90 DEG to the vertical so that there is no fold or crease in which powder can lodge and which provides easy access for washing. <IMAGE>

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

B65D 90/62

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 90/62 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 90/626 (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 0968937 A1 20000105; GB 9814385 D0 19980902

INPADOC legal status


2002-08-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020201

2000-09-20 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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

2000-08-23 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000623

2000-01-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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

2000-01-05 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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