Global Patent Index - EP 1066013 A1

EP 1066013 A1 2001-01-10 - METHOD FOR PRODUCING GELATIN CAPSULES

Title (en)

METHOD FOR PRODUCING GELATIN CAPSULES

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG VON KAPSELN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE PRODUCTION DE CAPSULES

Publication

EP 1066013 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99955699 A

Priority

  • DE 9902919 W
  • DE 19841950 A
  • DE 19856381 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0015173A1] The invention relates to a method for producing capsules whose shell material consists of soft gelatin, starch or such like and which are filled with at least one filling material, such as an active ingredient and/or flavouring agent. According to the invention the filling material is introduced into the shell material, after which the capsules filled with filling material are produced. The invention also relates to a device for carrying out this method. Said method is characterized in that, for example, the shell material is delivered in the form of a strand whose outer contours correspond to the maximum cross-section of the capsule to be produced, and in that to separate the capsules filled with filling material from the strand filled with filling material, a separating-valve unit is used which has a channel which is designed for the strand and can be opened and closed in a controlled manner.

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

A61J 3/07; B29C 47/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61J 3/07 (2006.01); A61K 9/48 (2006.01); B29C 47/12 (2006.01); C11D 7/40 (2006.01); C11D 11/00 (2006.01); C11D 17/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61J 3/07 (2013.01); B29C 47/124 (2013.01); B29C 47/0019 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0015173A1

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 0015173 A1 20000323; EP 1066013 A1 20010110; JP 2002524204 A 20020806

INPADOC legal status


2004-06-16 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031104

2002-06-19 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020506

2001-01-10 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001114

2001-01-10 [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