Global Patent Index - EP 1066772 A1

EP 1066772 A1 20010110 - Support structure for wine barrels

Title (en)

Support structure for wine barrels

Title (de)

Tragstruktur für Weinfässer

Title (fr)

Stucture de support pour des tonneaux de vin


EP 1066772 A1 20010110 (EN)


EP 99500111 A 19990706


EP 99500111 A 19990706

Abstract (en)

The support structure consists of four saddle pieces (1), which may stand directly on the floor or joined to other supports in a stacking arrangement, each of which saddle pieces is joined to a framework comprising two lower diverging tubes (6), which, as well as forming part of the support's load bearing structure, act as support elements on which the barrel (7) is rested, and likewise comprising two upper, vertical tubes (10), acting as spacers between supports when in a stacking arrangement; said frameworks are linked in pairs, in a lateral, coplanar fashion, such that the two front, joined frameworks, are joined to the rear pair by means of crosspieces (12). The saddle pieces (1) feature openings (2) through which may be inserted the prongs of a forklift truck and, on their lower part, receptacles (3) tapering upwards, with an opening on their lower face, designed to fit onto the vertical tubes (10) when several supports are stacked upon each other, enabling the self-centering of same. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

A47B 81/00

IPC 8 full level

A47B 81/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A47B 81/007 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 1066772 A1 20010110; EP 1066772 B1 20030402; DE 69906499 D1 20030508; DE 69906499 T2 20040304; ES 2169713 T1 20020716; ES 2169713 T3 20031101; PT 1066772 E 20030731

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 99500111 A 19990706; DE 69906499 T 19990706; ES 99500111 T 19990706; PT 99500111 T 19990706