Global patent index - EP 1006820 A1

EP 1006820 A1 2000-06-14 - CIGARETTE MANUFACTURE

Title (en)

CIGARETTE MANUFACTURE

Title (de)

Zigarettenherstellung

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE FABRICATION DE CIGARETTES

Publication

EP 1006820 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97900683 A

Priority

  • GB 9700155 W
  • GB 9601230 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9725885A1] A cigarette making machine includes an elongate tobacco reservoir (10; 110) arranged to receive pneumatically delivered tobacco at one end (10A), and to feed tobacco as a thick carpet towards the other end (10B) at which there is located one or more metering rollers (26, 28, 30) for feeding a thinner metered carpet (34) of tobacco towards a cigarette rod forming part of the machine, the reservoir having a width approximately equal to the width of the metered carpet fed towards the rod-forming device and having at its tobacco inlet an oscillating device (22; 122) for spreading the pneumatically delivered tobacco across the width of the hopper, and having means (36; 136) at each end for substantially sealing the space within the reservoir from the atmosphere, so that tobacco can be stored in the reservoir, while the machine is not operating, without drying to any significant extent.

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

A24C 5/39

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A24C 5/39 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A24C 5/39 (2013.01); A24C 5/392 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9725885A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9725885 A1 19970724; AU 1315197 A 19970811; CN 1209730 A 19990303; EP 1006820 A1 20000614; GB 9601230 D0 19960320; JP 2000503207 A 20000321

INPADOC legal status

2001-01-24 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20000801

2000-06-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19980819

2000-06-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE GB IT