Global patent index - EP 1005438 A4

EP 1005438 A4 2001-04-04 - A CONDIMENT DISPENSING APPARATUS

Title (en)

A CONDIMENT DISPENSING APPARATUS

Title (de)

GEWÜRZ-ABGABEVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

APPAREIL DISTRIBUTEUR DE CONDIMENTS

Publication

EP 1005438 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 98911568 A

Priority

  • US 9804754 W
  • US 4023297 P
  • US 9800958 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9840309A1] A condiment dispensing apparatus for dispensing condiments from a bag-in-box type container (108). There is a high durometer compressible elastomeric liquid flow tube (14), an infeed and outfeed thereto and therefrom, and a movable anvil (26) with a round surface to compress the tube. There is an opposed stationary anvil (28) which holds the tube for compression by the movable anvil. The tube is held between the anvils (26, 28) in a slightly compressed state even when the anvil is retracted. There is a control assembly (fig. 15) that causes extension and retraction of the movable anvil to cause flow through the tube, and subsequent delivery of condiment to a dispensing fixture (110).

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

B67D 5/08; F04B 43/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B67D 7/08 (2010.01); F04B 13/02 (2006.01); F04B 43/00 (2006.01); F04B 43/113 (2006.01); F04B 49/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F04B 43/1136 (2013.01); F04B 13/02 (2013.01); F04B 43/0072 (2013.01); F04B 43/1133 (2013.01); F04B 49/065 (2013.01); F04B 2201/0201 (2013.01); F04B 2201/0206 (2013.01); F04B 2201/0601 (2013.01); F04B 2203/1001 (2013.01); F04B 2205/09 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9840309 A1 19980917; AU 6549598 A 19980929; AU 729969 B2 20010215; CA 2283220 A1 19980917; CA 2283220 C 20060725; EP 1005438 A1 20000607; EP 1005438 A4 20010404; NZ 500065 A 20001124

INPADOC legal status

2004-04-28 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20030925

2001-04-04 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: A4

- Effective date: 20010215

2001-04-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT

2001-01-10 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Ref Legal Event Code: RIC1

- Free Format Text: 7B 67D 5/08 A, 7F 04B 43/08 B

2000-06-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 19991011

2000-06-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT