Global Patent Index - EP 1015526 A1

EP 1015526 A1 2000-07-05 - REMOTELY OPERABLE PRESSURE VESSEL SYSTEM

Title (en)

REMOTELY OPERABLE PRESSURE VESSEL SYSTEM

Title (de)

FERNBEDIENBARES SYSTEM FÜR EINEN DRUCKBEHÄLTER

Title (fr)

ENCEINTE SOUS PRESSION EXPLOITABLE A DISTANCE

Publication

EP 1015526 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98902711 A

Priority

  • US 9801389 W
  • US 79084797 A
  • US 93241997 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9833868A1] A system for remotely operating a vessel comprising: a closure transport for removing a vessel closure from an opening in the vessel; a joint connector with clamping means for sealing or unsealing the vessel; a removal system for allowing material to be emptied from the vessel. The clamping means comprising: a plurality of clamp segments, wherein the clamping segments have an energized state when storing energy and a free state when not storing energy, the energized state being associated with either a first position or second position, and the free state being associated with other; the clamp segments adapted for and conjoined by segment fastners, the segment fastners comprised of segment fastner elements, the segment fastners adapted to be lockable for storing energy within the clamp segments; the clamp segments conjoined such that the failure of any single segment fastner elements will not unconjoin the clamp segments or cause failure to the apparatus; one or more actuable powered drive members for applying energy to the clamp segments and adapted to energize at least a portion of the segment fastners.

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

C10B 25/10; B01J 3/03; B65G 69/18; C10B 33/00; F16L 23/04; F16L 37/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B01J 3/03 (2006.01); C10B 25/10 (2006.01); C10B 33/00 (2006.01); F16L 37/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

C10B 25/10 (2013.01); B01J 3/03 (2013.01); C10B 33/00 (2013.01); F16L 37/002 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9833868A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9833868 A1 19980806; AR 011619 A1 20000830; AU 5930498 A 19980825; BR 9807153 A 20000425; CA 2279386 A1 19980806; EA 001857 B1 20010827; EA 199900611 A1 20000424; EP 1015526 A1 20000705

INPADOC legal status


2004-01-28 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030801

2003-08-20 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030702

2000-07-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990804

2000-07-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE