Global Patent Index - EP 0999902 A1

EP 0999902 A1 20000517 - METHOD FOR SORTING MAIL ITEMS

Title (en)

METHOD FOR SORTING MAIL ITEMS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUM SORTIEREN VON SENDUNGEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE TRIAGE D'ENVOIS

Publication

EP 0999902 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 97937426 A

Priority

DE 9701661 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9907487A1] The invention concerns a method for sorting mail items, said sorting being carried out base on characteristics located on the face of the mail items and by a sorting machine which sorts said explored and recognised characteristics. In order to ensure continuous final sorting in a sorting machine whereof the number of separation racks is less than the number of final directions, the input mail items are pre-sorted according to a pre-sorting plan. Simultaneously, final sorting operations are executed on the machine, the pre-sorted mail items being re-inserted in the sorting machine to be subjected therein to a final sorting.

IPC 1-7

B07C 3/02

IPC 8 full level

B07C 3/08 (2006.01); B07C 3/02 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

B07C 3/02 (2013.01); Y10S 209/90 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9907487A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR IT

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 9907487 A1 19990218; DE 59706527 D1 20020404; EP 0999902 A1 20000517; EP 0999902 B1 20020227; JP 2001513427 A 20010904; US 6566620 B1 20030520

DOCDB simple family (application)

DE 9701661 W 19970806; DE 59706527 A 19970806; EP 97937426 A 19970806; JP 2000507066 A 19970806; US 48518500 A 20000207