Global Patent Index - EP 1052895 A1

EP 1052895 A1 2000-11-22 - CHEESE BLOCK FORMING TOWER OF VARIED TAPER

Title (en)

CHEESE BLOCK FORMING TOWER OF VARIED TAPER

Title (de)

TURM ZUM FORMEN VON KÄSEBLOCKEN, MIT VARIABLER KONIZITÄT

Title (fr)

TOUR SERVANT A PRODUIRE DES BLOCS DE FROMAGE DE CONICITE VARIABLE

Publication

EP 1052895 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99972889 A

Priority

  • NZ 9900210 W
  • NZ 33311498 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0032033A1] A cheese block forming tower(4) has a column (5) with an upper, imperforate section (1) tapering outwardly from top to bottom by approximately 5 %, a middle perforate section (2) similarly tapered but by only approximately 2 %, and bottom section (3) which is imperforate and only nominally tapered. Suction, via port (12), can be applied to draw curd into the tower. Alternatively pressure can be applied, via port (12), to compress and push downwardly the pillar of curd in column (5).

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

A01J 25/11; A01J 25/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A01J 25/11 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A01J 25/112 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 0032033 A1 20000608; AU 1419800 A 20000619; EP 1052895 A1 20001122; EP 1052895 A4 20040707

INPADOC legal status


2005-01-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040701

2004-07-07 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20040525

2000-11-22 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000921

2000-11-22 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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