Global Patent Index - EP 1036530 A1

EP 1036530 A1 2000-09-20 - METHOD OF PROVIDING FOODS ON ROTARY FOOD TABLE AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

Title (en)

METHOD OF PROVIDING FOODS ON ROTARY FOOD TABLE AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR BEREITSTELLUNG VON LEBENSMITTELN AUF EINEM DREHTISCH

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT DE DISTRIBUER DES ALIMENTS SUR UNE TABLE TOURNANTE

Publication

EP 1036530 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98947829 A

Priority

  • JP 9804595 W
  • JP 34721897 A
  • JP 34721997 A
  • JP 2393798 A
  • JP 6774798 A
  • JP 6774898 A
  • JP 6774998 A
  • JP 10377198 A
  • JP 16016298 A
  • JP 17682498 A
  • JP 21069498 A
  • JP 22141098 A

Abstract (en)

Methods of and apparatus for offering merchandise food items and/or such food items kept warm in a top area of a base stand in a rotary catering table system that conveys the food items around a looped conveyance path. The features which characterize these methods and apparatus include using a merchandise item offering means (22) provided with a plurality of merchandise item loadable plate accepting portions (26), permitting servable merchandise items (14) to be conveyed around a common conveyance loop (44), in both an upper and a lower tier, supplying a given number of merchandise loaded plates (16) onto a crescent chain conveyer (18), allowing broiled or fried, or steamed food items, noodles (118) or a rice gruel (132) to be served with the aid of a water container (92) and a merchandise item loadable receptacle (96, 106), a noodle receptacle (10) or a rice gruel dish receptacle (134), and when a table at an outer peripheral area of the base stand (12) is to be shared by separate parties seating face to face, bisecting the top surface (212) of the table. <IMAGE>

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

A47G 23/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47F 1/06 (2006.01); A47F 10/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47F 1/065 (2013.01); A47F 10/06 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE ES FR GB IT LI NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9927826 A1 19990610; EP 1036530 A1 20000920; EP 1036530 A4 20010307

INPADOC legal status


2002-03-13 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20020103

2001-03-07 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20010119

2001-03-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): CH DE ES FR GB IT LI NL

2001-03-07 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7A 47G 23/08 A, 7A 47F 10/06 B

2000-09-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000529

2000-09-20 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): CH DE ES FR GB IT LI NL