Global Patent Index - EP 1254836 A1

EP 1254836 A1 2002-11-06 - Device for inserting bouquets into wraps

Title (en)

Device for inserting bouquets into wraps

Title (de)

Vorrichtung zum Einbringen von Blumensträussen in Umwickelfolie

Title (fr)

Dispositif pour l'introduction des bouquets dans des enveloppes

Publication

EP 1254836 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 02253107 A

Priority

GB 0110765 A

Abstract (en)

A wrap filling mechanism comprises a wrap holder 12 with a chute 10, 11 above it. Blower means 29 provide a downward air pressure in the chute. This downward air pressure provides a force additional to gravity, resulting in expansion of the wrap to its full extent and a more reliable passage of the bouquets 27 through the chute and into the wraps. Flap means 25 are opened to allow the passage of a bouquet and closed to raise the pressure behind the bouquet after it has passed the flap means. The flap means may be positively controlled, eg by bouquet position sensors and opening and/or closing actuators, or may be passively operated by the force of a bouquet being pushed against it and spring-loading. <IMAGE>

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

B65B 25/02; B65B 39/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65B 25/02 (2006.01); B65B 39/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65B 39/007 (2013.01); B65B 25/023 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

WO 0110634 A1 20010215 - SMITH MICHAEL JOHN [GB]

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

EP 1254836 A1 20021106; GB 0110765 D0 20010627

INPADOC legal status


2004-03-03 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030507

2003-08-28 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2003-07-23 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2002-11-06 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2002-11-06 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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