(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 14 October 2005 (14.10.2005)

Information valid as of: Not available

Report generated on: 19 January 2021 (19.01.2021)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2006/09265208 September 2006 (08.09.2006) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/IB2005/00269209 September 2005 (09.09.2005) Italian (IT)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
MO2005A000048 (IT)01 March 2005 (01.03.2005) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
B65G 47/80 (2006.01); B65G 47/84 (2006.01); B29C 45/72 (2006.01); B29C 49/36 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
SACMI COOPERATIVA MECCANICI IMOLA SOCIETA' COOPERATIVA [IT/IT]; Via Selice Provinciale, 17/A I-40026 Imola (IT) (for all designated states except US)
BALBONI, Alessandro [IT/IT]; Via Budapest, 10 I-40057 Granarolo Dell'Emilia (IT) (for US only)
BORGATTI, Maurizio [IT/IT]; Via Giudei, 38 I-40026 Imola (IT) (for US only)
PARRINELLO, Fiorenzo [IT/IT]; Via Zanardi, 122/A I-40059 Medicina (IT) (for US only)

(72) Inventor(s):
BALBONI, Alessandro; Via Budapest, 10 I-40057 Granarolo Dell'Emilia (IT)
BORGATTI, Maurizio; Via Giudei, 38 I-40026 Imola (IT)
PARRINELLO, Fiorenzo; Via Zanardi, 122/A I-40059 Medicina (IT)

(74) Agent(s):
LUPPI, Luigi; Luppi & Associati S.R.L. Foro Buonaparte, 68 I-20121 Milano (IT)

(54) Title (EN): APPARATUSES AND METHODS
(54) Title (FR): APPAREILS ET PROCÉDÉS

(57) Abstract:
(EN): An apparatus comprises carousel means (5), operating devices (4; 29; 58) associated with said carousel devices and arranged for interacting with objects (16; 28; 28) and conveying units (170) supported by said carousel means (5) and movable in relation to said carousel means (5) to transfer said objects (16; 28; 40), each of said conveying units (170) supporting a plurality of said operating devices (4; 29; 58).
(FR): La présente invention a trait à un appareil comportant des moyens de carrousel (5), des dispositifs de fonctionnement (4;29;58) associés aux dits moyens de carrousel et agencés pour une interaction avec des objets (16;28;40) et des unités de transport (170) supportées par lesdits moyens de carrousel (5) et mobiles par rapport aux dits moyens de carrousel (5) pour le transfert desdits objets (16;28;40), chacun desdits unités de transport (170) supportant une pluralité desdits dispositifs de fonctionnement (4;29;58).

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 13 April 2006 (13.04.2006) [EP]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Chapter II demand received: 29 December 2006 (29.12.2006)

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM

Declarations:
Declaration made as applicant's entitlement, as at the international filing date, to apply for and be granted a patent (Rules 4.17(ii) and 51bis.1(a)(ii)), in a case where the declaration under Rule 4.17(iv) is not appropriate
Declaration made as applicant's entitlement, as at the international filing date, to claim the priority of the earlier application, where the applicant is not the applicant who filed the earlier application or where the applicant's name has changed since the filing of the earlier application (Rules 4.17(iii) and 51bis.1(a)(iii))
Declaration of inventorship (Rules 4.17(iv) and 51bis.1(a)(iv)) for the purposes of the designation of the United States of America