Global patent index - EP 1006496 A1

EP 1006496 A1 2000-06-07 - Article container for automatic vending machine

Title (en)

Article container for automatic vending machine

Title (de)

Warenbehälter für einen Verkaufsautomaten

Title (fr)

Conteneur d'articles pour distributeur automatique

Publication

EP 1006496 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98122715 A

Priority

EP 98122715 A

Abstract (en)

An article container for an automatic vending machine is provided for reliably and smoothly dispensing an article in a simple and inexpensive structure and for improving the appearance of displayed articles. In the article container, a rack body is accommodated in a body of the vending machine and formed with an article passage extending in the longitudinal direction for containing a plurality of articles one after the other. An open /close member is pivotally movable between an open position for opening a dispensing port at a front end of the article passage and a closed position for closing the dispensing port. The open /close member is adapted to pivotally move to the open position when an article is purchased. A pusher is disposed to be longitudinally movable along the article passage and to press articles contained in the article passage in front. An adapter means is attached to a front end of the rack body for feeding a purchased article positioned at the forefront within the plurality of articles contained in the article passage toward the dispensing port when the article is purchased. <IMAGE>

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

G07F 11/42

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07F 11/42 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 11/42 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 1006496 A1 20000607

INPADOC legal status

2005-10-26 [18W] WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20050831

2002-12-11 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.

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2001-02-14 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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2000-09-13 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20000717

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