Global Patent Index - EP 1093094 A2

EP 1093094 A2 2001-04-18 - Package vending machine

Title (en)

Package vending machine

Title (de)

Verkaufsautomat für Warenpackungen

Title (fr)

Distributeur de paquets

Publication

EP 1093094 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00204727 A

Priority

  • EP 93920389 A
  • US 9308104 W

Abstract (en)

The present invention relates to a vending apparatus for selectively dispensing one of a plurality of packages (74). The vending apparatus includes an outer cabinet 10; an isolated freezer compartment (12) within the outer cabinet for storing the plurality of packages disposed within the outer cabinet, the freezer compartment having a thermal barrier (14) for maintaining a frozen environment within the freezer compartment in isolation of the ambient temperature air filling the remaining interior space of the outer cabinet; a mechanism (68) for opening the thermal barrier; a picker (52) for selectively removing the selected package from the freezer compartment, the picker being located outside the freezer compartment in between operating cycles and entering the freezer compartment for removing one of the packages only during the removal operation; and a controller (40) for automatically controlling the picker and opening mechanism in response to a customer's selection. <IMAGE>

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

G07F 9/10; G07F 11/16; G07F 11/62

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07F 9/10 (2006.01); G07F 11/00 (2006.01); G07F 11/10 (2006.01); G07F 11/14 (2006.01); G07F 11/16 (2006.01); G07F 11/42 (2006.01); F25D 23/02 (2006.01); F25D 25/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/0071 (2013.01); G07F 11/10 (2013.01); G07F 11/14 (2013.01); G07F 11/165 (2013.01); G07F 11/42 (2013.01); F25D 23/026 (2013.01); F25D 25/00 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1093094 A2 20010418; EP 1093094 A3 20030108; AT 203347 T 20010815; DE 69330468 D1 20010823; DE 69330468 T2 20020418; DK 0714539 T3 20010924; EP 1093095 A2 20010418; EP 1093095 A3 20030108; ES 2158864 T3 20010916; JP 3372255 B2 20030127; JP H09502036 A 19970225; PT 714539 E 20011228

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