Global Patent Index - EP 1011967 A4

EP 1011967 A4 2000-11-15 - AUTOMATED END LABELER SYSTEM

Title (en)

AUTOMATED END LABELER SYSTEM

Title (de)

AUTOMATISCHES ETIKETTIERUNGSSYSTEM FÜR ENDEN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME AUTOMATIQUE D'ETIQUETAGE D'EXTREMITE

Publication

EP 1011967 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 96904432 A

Priority

US 9600121 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9725204A1] An automated end labeler system (1) includes a scanning unit with a robotic label applicator (24) attached for horizontal movement on a horizontal arm (27). The horizontal arm (27) is capable of controlled vertical movement on a stand (26). The unit (24) emits a focused incident scanning energy beam (38) and receives the reflection of this beam off the end of a lumber unit (10). Electrical power and control signals are provided to the unit (24) via a cable (25). The system (1) is in direct communication with an office computer system (100) via a communications link (101). In a first alternative embodiment, optically responsive material is demarcated with laser light. In a second alternative embodiment, multiple spray heads apply paints having various optically reflective properties.

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

B32B 31/00; G06K 1/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65C 1/02 (2006.01); B65C 9/44 (2006.01); B65C 9/46 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65C 9/44 (2013.01); B65C 1/021 (2013.01); B65C 9/46 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9725204 A1 19970717; AU 4854196 A 19970801; AU 708229 B2 19990729; EP 1011967 A1 20000628; EP 1011967 A4 20001115

INPADOC legal status


2004-08-04 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040130

2003-11-05 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030919

2002-01-02 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: BETHLEHEM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

2002-01-02 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: BETHLEHEM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

2000-11-15 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20001004

2000-11-15 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-11-15 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7B 32B 31/00 A, 7G 06K 1/12 B

2000-06-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19981102

2000-06-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE