Global Patent Index - EP 1072245 A1

EP 1072245 A1 2001-01-31 - Method and apparatus for sealing capsules and capsules suitable for use in said method and apparatus

Title (en)

Method and apparatus for sealing capsules and capsules suitable for use in said method and apparatus

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Versiegeln von Kapseln und Kapseln geeignet zur Verwendung in diesem Verfahren und dieser Vorrichtung

Title (fr)

Procédé et appareil pour sceller des capsules et capsules aptes à être utilisées dans ce procédé et appareil

Publication

EP 1072245 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99401949 A

Priority

EP 99401949 A

Abstract (en)

The invention is concerned with a method of sealing a hardshell capsule having coaxial body parts which overlap when telescopically joined with each other, thereby forming a gap around a circumference of the capsule, comprising the steps of individually applying a sealing liquid including a solvent uniformly to the external edge of the gap of a capsule to be sealed to form a liquid ring around the circumference of the capsule, removing excess sealing liquid from the exterior of the capsule, drying the capsule by applying thermal energy from outside while gently tumbling and conveying the capsule on a spiral path. <IMAGE>

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

A61J 3/07

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61J 3/07 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61J 3/072 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

FR

EPO simple patent family

EP 1072245 A1 20010131; AT 310487 T 20051215; CA 2379276 A1 20010208; CA 2379276 C 20080930; CN 1213714 C 20050810; CN 1365268 A 20020821; DE 60024272 D1 20051229; DE 60024272 T2 20060614; DK 1202699 T3 20060403; EA 003124 B1 20030227; EA 200200195 A1 20020627; EP 1202699 A1 20020508; EP 1202699 B1 20051123; ES 2250152 T3 20060416; JP 2003505204 A 20030212; JP 4684509 B2 20110518; MX PA02001062 A 20030410; WO 0108631 A1 20010208

INPADOC legal status


2002-07-18 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2002-06-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010801

2001-10-17 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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2001-01-31 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): FR

2001-01-31 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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