Global Patent Index - EP 1065630 A1

EP 1065630 A1 2001-01-03 - System for setting date wheels in a postage meter

Title (en)

System for setting date wheels in a postage meter

Title (de)

System zum Einstellen der Datumsräder in einer Frankiermaschine

Title (fr)

Système de positionnement de roues de date d'une machine à affranchir

Publication

EP 1065630 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00119985 A

Priority

  • EP 96302591 A
  • US 42190295 A
  • US 42215595 A

Abstract (en)

A postage meter that has value wheels (22) and date wheels (24), each value wheel (22) being adjustable by a linkage (26) that moves through a range of positions sufficient to select any of the ten print indicia thereof. Several of the linkages (26) are able to move further, beyond the positions for the ten indicia of the value wheels. When such a linkage (26) moves to said further position, it moves a pawl (39) that ratchets a corresponding date wheel (24) to its next position. The linkages (26) may include rack elements (26) that move along the axis of the print rotor (500). <IMAGE>

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

G07B 17/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07B 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07B 17/00314 (2013.01); G07B 17/00193 (2013.01); G07B 17/00508 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00233 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00354 (2013.01); G07B 2017/00548 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB LI

EPO simple patent family

EP 0737942 A2 19961016; EP 0737942 A3 19970813; EP 1065630 A1 20010103

INPADOC legal status


2004-01-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030621

2003-03-26 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030210

2001-10-17 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010629

2001-10-17 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION):

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

2001-09-19 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2001-09-19 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Inventor name: BERGER, ERWIN

2001-09-19 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Inventor name: ETTER, STEFAN

2001-09-19 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Inventor name: MOY, CHRISTIAN

2001-09-19 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Inventor name: MULLER, MARTIN

2001-04-18 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: NAST, KURT

2001-04-18 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: BERGER, ERWIN

2001-04-18 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: ETTER, STEFAN

2001-04-18 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: MOY, CHRISTIAN

2001-04-18 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: MULLER, MARTIN

2001-01-03 [AC] DIVISIONAL APPLICATION (ART. 76) OF:

- Document: EP 737942

2001-01-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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