Global Patent Index - EP 1259451 A1

EP 1259451 A1 2002-11-27 - STACKING UNIT FOR ARTICLES IN SHEET FORM

Title (en)

STACKING UNIT FOR ARTICLES IN SHEET FORM

Title (de)

STAPLER FÜR BLATTFÖRMIGE GEGENSTÄNDE

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF D'EMPILAGE POUR OBJETS EN FORME DE FEUILLES

Publication

EP 1259451 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 01913817 A

Priority

  • DE 10008136 A
  • EP 0101842 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0162642A1] The invention relates to a stacking unit (1) for articles in sheet form. Said stacking unit comprises a feeder unit (3) that deposits the sheet-shaped articles (2) in a storage tray (4) that has a varying holding capacity. Said storage tray (4) has a stop surface (5) on which the sheet-shaped articles (2) deposited in the storage tray (4) rest with an edge (6), and a storage bottom (7) on which the sheet-shaped articles (2) are stacked one on top of the other parallel to the storage bottom (7) in the storage tray (4). The storage bottom (7) is movably mounted so that the holding capacity of the storage (4) can be adjusted. The storage tray (4) is disposed with the stop surface (5) at an angle to the horizontal in such a manner that the sheet-shaped articles (2) stacked in the storage tray (4) rest on the stop surface (5) with their edges (6) and that the occurring frictional force between the edges (6) of the sheet-shaped articles (2) and the stop surface (5) substantially compensates for the inclined plane force exerted on the stack (10) formed by the sheet-shaped articles (2). When a sheet-shaped article (2) is deposited, the feeder unit (3) exerts a force on the stack (10) as of a predetermined stack height (c), whereby the storage bottom (7) is displaced so as to enlarge the holding capacity of the storage tray (4).

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

B65H 31/12; B65H 31/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65H 31/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65H 31/12 (2013.01); B65H 2301/4214 (2013.01); B65H 2701/1912 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0162642A1

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

WO 0162642 A1 20010830; AU 3926301 A 20010903; DE 10008136 A1 20010823; EP 1259451 A1 20021127; RU 2249556 C2 20050410; US 2003146569 A1 20030807; US 7040618 B2 20060509

INPADOC legal status


2011-01-12 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20100826

2002-11-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020923

2002-11-27 [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

2002-11-27 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI