Global Patent Index - EP 1044158 A1

EP 1044158 A1 2000-10-18 - AN APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR OPENING AND EMPTYING A CONTAINER, AND A USE OF AN APPARATUS

Title (en)

AN APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR OPENING AND EMPTYING A CONTAINER, AND A USE OF AN APPARATUS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM ÖFFNEN UND LEEREN EINES BEHÄLTERS

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ET PROCEDE PERMETTANT D'OUVRIR ET DE VIDER UN CONTENANT, ET UTILISATION DE CET APPAREIL

Publication

EP 1044158 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98921370 A

Priority

  • DK 9800206 W
  • DK 58997 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9852861A1] An apparatus (1, 22) for opening and emptying a container (17), which container comprises a spigot sealed with a member comprising a seal membrane, comprises a socket (3) adapted for receiving said spigot and for supporting said container, a cutting device (23) adapted for piercing said section and for making a cut therein, a first drive means (10) for moving said socket relative to said cutting means in order to produce a cut in said seal membrane, which clears substantially the entire lumen of said spout. The invention further provides a method of opening and emptying a container.

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

B67B 7/48; B67B 7/68; G03G 15/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G03D 13/00 (2006.01); B67B 7/48 (2006.01); G03C 5/26 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B67B 7/38 (2013.01); B67B 7/24 (2013.01); G03C 5/267 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9852861A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9852861 A1 19981126; AU 7425398 A 19981211; DK 173298 B1 20000619; DK 58997 A 19981124; EP 1044158 A1 20001018; JP 2001526802 A 20011218

INPADOC legal status


2003-10-08 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030401

2000-10-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991117

2000-10-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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