Global Patent Index - EP 3231946 A2

EP 3231946 A2 2017-10-18 - AN APPARATUS COMPRISING A COUPLING ARRANGEMENT

Title (en)

AN APPARATUS COMPRISING A COUPLING ARRANGEMENT

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG MIT EINER KUPPLUNGSANORDNUNG

Title (fr)

APPAREIL COMPRENANT UN AGENCEMENT DE COUPLAGE

Publication

EP 3231946 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 17161895 A

Priority

GB 201606120 A

Abstract (en)

The present disclosure provides an apparatus (9) comprising a coupling arrangement (11), an input device and a control unit. The coupling arrangement (11) comprises an intermediate element (30) and a first quick coupler (31) operable to selectively couple the intermediate element (30) to a machine (10). The intermediate element (30) comprises a second quick coupler (32) operable to selectively couple a tool (15) to the intermediate element (30). The first and second quick couplers (31, 32) are each selectively actuatable to lock the intermediate element (30) to the machine (10) or tool (15) respectively. The control unit is configured to determine whether the intermediate element (30) is coupled to the machine (10) and receive an input signal from the input device. In response to the input signal the control unit restricts the unlocking of the first quick coupler (31) when the intermediate element (30) is coupled to the machine (10).

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E02F 3/36 (2006.01); A01B 59/06 (2006.01); F16L 37/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E02F 3/3609 (2013.01); A01B 59/061 (2013.01); E02F 3/3677 (2013.01); E02F 3/3618 (2013.01); E02F 3/3627 (2013.01); E02F 3/3686 (2013.01); F16L 37/00 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

BA ME

EPO simple patent family

EP 3231946 A2 20171018; EP 3231946 A3 20171227; GB 2549285 A 20171018

INPADOC legal status


2017-12-27 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

- Designated State(s): AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

2017-12-27 [AV] REQUEST FOR VALIDATION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT IN

- Countries: MA MD

2017-12-27 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Countries: BA ME

2017-12-27 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: E02F 3/36 20060101AFI20171122BHEP

2017-12-27 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: A01B 59/06 20060101ALI20171122BHEP

2017-12-27 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: F16L 37/00 20060101ALN20171122BHEP

2017-10-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

2017-10-18 [AV] REQUEST FOR VALIDATION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT IN

- Countries: MA MD

2017-10-18 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Countries: BA ME