Global Patent Index - EP 1087346 A1

EP 1087346 A1 2001-03-28 - Modular dispensing unit for a vending machine

Title (en)

Modular dispensing unit for a vending machine

Title (de)

Modulare Warenausgabeeinheit für einen Warenautomaten

Title (fr)

Unité de distribution modulaire pour machine de vente

Publication

EP 1087346 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 00120632 A

Priority

DE 19946030 A

Abstract (en)

Modular vending machine has a goods compartment (1) with a rotating body (6) for release of goods items e.g. drinks cans or for loading cans (4). The rotating body (6) has one or more openings (16) for loading of a can and then for its release. An additional moving element (40) in the inner space (2) of the compartment (1) is moved every time the rotating body (6) rotates. The moving element (40) holds the cans in their openings during rotation and ensures that a blockage does not occur.

Abstract (de)

Eine modulare Warenausgabeeinheit für einen Warenautomaten enthält ein Warenfach zur Aufnahme von Waren mit einem drehbar gelagerten Drehkörper an der Ausgabeöffnung des Warenfaches zum Entnehmen und Ausgeben einzelner Waren aus dem Warenfach. Der Drehkörper weist mindestens eine Ausnehmung auf, die in einer Entnahmeposition mit einer Ware aus dem Warenfach befüllt wird und die Ware nach einer vorgegebenen Drehbewegung in einer Ausgabeposition abgibt. In dem Innenraum des Warenfaches ist mindestens ein Bewegungsorgan angeordnet, welches vor und/oder während jeder Drehbewegung des Drehkörpers in Bewegung versetzt wird. <IMAGE>

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

G07F 11/24; G07F 11/44

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07F 11/24 (2006.01); G07F 11/32 (2006.01); G07F 11/44 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 11/32 (2013.01); G07F 11/24 (2013.01); G07F 11/44 (2013.01)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 1087346 A1 20010328; EP 1087346 B1 20040506; AT 266234 T 20040515; AU 6434400 A 20010430; US 6390328 B1 20020521; WO 0124124 A2 20010405

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