Global Patent Index - EP 1029595 A1

EP 1029595 A1 2000-08-23 - Environmentally-safe portable apparatus for disposing of cylindrical light bulbs

Title (en)

Environmentally-safe portable apparatus for disposing of cylindrical light bulbs

Title (de)

Umweltfreundliche, transportierbare Vorrichtung zum Entsorgen von Leuchtstoffrörhen

Title (fr)

Dispositif transportable et sans danger pour l'environnement pour la mise au rebut de lampes cylindriques fluorescentes

Publication

EP 1029595 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99402906 A

Priority

CA 2262216 A

Abstract (en)

A wheeled portable unitary apparatus (310) is provided herein for disposing of hazardous light bulbs, e.g., fluorescent bulbs. The apparatus includes an open-topped, multi-compartmented container (311) including an upper collection compartment (B), and a lower exhaust compartment (C). A lid (314) is hingedly-connected to, and is adapted to cover, the top of the container (311). The lower surface of the lid is connected to a reduction chamber (A) having an axial inlet means (337) for a cylindrical bulb to be pulverized and an axial outlet means (338) leading to the collection compartment (B) The apparatus includes also an open bottom cylindrical protective guard (323) bounding the reduction chamber (A), a cylindrical plastic insert (323a) which covers the open top of the upper collection compartment (B) and which has an automatically-reclosable central opening therethrough through which the open bottom (338) of the cylindrical protective guard (323) sealingly projects, the upper vacuum chamber (351) including a vacuum hose (346) which is connected between an upper radial outlet port (353) and which extends through the lid (314) to communicate with the reduction chamber (A) to purge any hazardous materials which may be within the reduction chamber (A) into the upper vacuum chamber (351). <IMAGE>

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

B02C 19/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B09B 5/00 (2006.01); B02C 13/14 (2006.01); B02C 21/02 (2006.01); H01J 61/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B02C 19/0056 (2013.01); B02C 19/0068 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

FR GB SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1029595 A1 20000823; CA 2262216 A1 20000818; JP 2000237624 A 20000905

INPADOC legal status


2003-01-23 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2002-12-11 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020601

2001-05-09 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: FR GB SE

2001-03-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010109

2000-08-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): FR GB SE

2000-08-23 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI