Global patent index - EP 0981492 A1

EP 0981492 A1 2000-03-01 - METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SURFACE TREATMENT

Title (en)

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SURFACE TREATMENT

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR OBERFLÄCHENBEHANDLUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF POUR TRAITEMENT DE SURFACE

Publication

EP 0981492 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 98916786 A

Priority

  • CH 9800196 W
  • CH 110697 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9851608A1] The invention concerns a method for disinfecting and deodorising the internal volume and/or the internal surface of containers in a container treatment line (filling, closing and/or odour control) whereby a plasma flash is carried out in a medium open to atmospheric pressure inside the container in synchronisation with the filling process. The invention also concerns a disinfecting device comprising at least a disinfecting station, wherein the objects, i.e. the containers (1, 41, 61) or their closure elements (21), are arranged and treated, between electrodes (3, 6) by a high frequency plasma flash inside the container or in the internal part of the closure element. Said disinfecting device is arranged so as to synchronise the treatment operations with the continuous flow of objects to be treated.

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

B67C 7/00; A61L 2/14; B08B 9/00; B65B 55/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61L 2/14 (2006.01); B65B 55/04 (2006.01); B67C 3/26 (2006.01); B67C 7/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B67C 3/2642 (2013.01); A61L 2/14 (2013.01); B65B 55/04 (2013.01); B67C 7/0073 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9851608A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE CH DE ES FR GB IT LI NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9851608 A1 19981119; AU 7027098 A 19981208; EP 0981492 A1 20000301

INPADOC legal status

2005-03-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20011201

2004-10-20 [19F] DATE OF RESUMPTION (AFTER STAY OF PROCEEDINGS) BEFORE GRANT

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- Effective date: 20040701

2001-02-07 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20001228

2000-12-27 [19A] DATE OF STAY OF PROCEEDINGS BEFORE GRANT

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- Effective date: 20001013

2000-03-01 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 19991123

2000-03-01 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): BE CH DE ES FR GB IT LI NL