Global patent index - EP 0988231 A1

EP 0988231 A1 2000-03-29 - FOLDING APPARATUS

Title (en)

FOLDING APPARATUS

Title (de)

FALTVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

APPAREIL DE PLIAGE

Publication

EP 0988231 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98928470 A

Priority

  • GB 9801723 W
  • GB 9712145 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2326147A] Apparatus for use in wrapping an item in a tamper respondent laminate comprises: a body; a support (41) for an item (24) with a sheet of laminate adjacent (26) a face of the item and a flap (56, 57) of the laminate extending beyond an edge of the face; and a folding member (59) mounted on the body and being pivotable around an axis (61), the member defining a surface for engaging the flap of laminate. The support (41) positions the item (24) such that the edge (30, 32) of the face lies on the pivot axis (61), whereby pivoting of the folding member (59) folds the laminate flap around the pivot axis and around the edge. A second folding member (67) is pivotally connected to the first (59) so that subsequent folding of member (67) about pivot axis (65) folds a flap of the laminate over a further face of the item (24).

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

B65B 49/08; B65B 11/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65B 11/08 (2006.01); B65B 49/08 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65B 11/08 (2013.01); B65B 49/08 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9856661A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT SE

EPO simple patent family

GB 2326147 A 19981216; GB 9812559 D0 19980812; AU 8029898 A 19981230; CA 2293783 A1 19981217; EP 0988231 A1 20000329; GB 9712145 D0 19970813; JP 2002503189 A 20020129; WO 9856661 A1 19981217

INPADOC legal status

2000-07-12 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18W

- Date of withdrawal: 20000512

2000-03-29 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000106

2000-03-29 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT SE