Global patent index - EP 1091670 A1

EP 1091670 A1 2001-04-18 - DISPENSING DEVICE

Title (en)

DISPENSING DEVICE

Title (de)

AUSGABEVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

APPAREIL DE DISTRIBUTION

Publication

EP 1091670 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98962546 A

Priority

  • GB 9803730 W
  • GB 9726758 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9932018A1] A storage and dispensing device for similar, discrete articles of predetermined shape and weight, comprises a tubular housing having an access opening in an outer or upper region thereof, a support platform movable within the housing between first and second stop positions and spring means biasing the platform toward said first stop position. The rate or constant of said spring means is so calculated in relation to the anticipated load on the platform that when said articles are stacked within the housing in a superimposed relationship an outermost or uppermost article, or an outermost or uppermost layer of the articles, will be supported by the platform in an outer or upper region of the housing where it will be accessible at or beyond said opening and such that when said outermost or uppermost article, or outermost or uppermost layer of articles, is removed the platform will be moved by the spring means until the next article, or next layer of articles, occupies generally the same position as was formerly occupied by the article or layer thereof removed.

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

A47F 1/06; A47F 1/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47F 1/06 (2006.01); A47F 1/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47F 1/06 (2013.01); A47F 1/126 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9932018A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE ES FR GB IE IT LI NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9932018 A1 19990701; EP 1091670 A1 20010418; GB 9726758 D0 19980218

INPADOC legal status

2005-04-27 [R18R] REFUSED (CORRECTION)

- Ref Legal Event Code: R18R

- Effective date: 20050114

2005-04-13 [18R] REFUSED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18R

- Effective date: 20050131

2003-03-12 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20030124

2001-04-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20001031

2001-04-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE ES FR GB IE IT LI NL