Global Patent Index - EP 1083803 A2

EP 1083803 A2 2001-03-21 - CIGARETTE MAKING MACHINE

Title (en)

CIGARETTE MAKING MACHINE

Title (de)

ZIGARETTENHERSTELLUNGSMASCHINE

Title (fr)

MACHINE A FABRIQUER DES CIGARETTES

Publication

EP 1083803 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99920976 A

Priority

  • GB 9901408 W
  • GB 9809720 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9956568A2] A cigarette maker machine comprises a cigarette rod maker (10) and a filter tipping device (12) for adding filter tips to cigarette rods output by the maker. The filter tipping device is arranged in-line with the maker. Accordingly, cigarette rods output from the maker are transported in the filter tipping device along paths which are substantially parallel to the direction of travel of the rods output by the maker. Preferably, the filter tipping device has a reservoir (30) and conveying devices (40, 42, 44, 46) for conveying filter tips from the reservoir to a station (82) at which the filter tips are aligned with cigarette rods to which they are to be joined. One advantage of the arrangement is that a compact cigarette making machine can be provided.

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

A24C 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A24C 5/32 (2006.01); A24C 5/47 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A24C 5/478 (2013.01); A24C 5/326 (2013.01)

Citation (third parties)

Third party :

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9956568 A2 19991111; WO 9956568 A3 20000224; AU 3835599 A 19991123; CN 1309539 A 20010822; EP 1083803 A2 20010321; GB 9809720 D0 19980708

INPADOC legal status


2004-07-21 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031202

2002-06-12 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020424

2001-03-21 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001117

2001-03-21 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): DE GB IT