Patent Number: 6,169,597

Title: Container to manage and process photographic material and relative automated system of management and processing

Abstract: A container for a system to collect, manage, process and move photographic material, contained in wrappers of a defined form, for example rolls (24) is associated with an automatic device to collect the photographic material to be processed and also with at least a processing machine (13, 14) including its own data processing unit (41). The automatic collection device includes means to recognize the client (28), means (29) to input commands and aperture means (23) for the introduction of the roll (24). The container (30) includes a plurality of individually accessible locations to position the rolls (24) in an orderly manner and memorization means (12) solid with the container, the memorization means (12) being able to be functionally associated with the means to recognize the client (28) for the univocal identification of the specific roll (24) and with the data processing unit (41) of the processing machine (13, 14) to transfer the univocal identification of the specific roll (24), and the container (30) including closure means (43, 143) and cooperating with moving means (35, 46, 74), the container (30) cooperating with devices (65, 165) for the automatic extraction of the rolls (24).

Inventors: Sala; Giampaolo (30030 Vigonovo (VE), IT)


International Classification: G07F 17/12 (20060101); G03D 15/00 (20060101); G07F 11/54 (20060101); G07F 11/46 (20060101); G07F 11/58 (20060101); G07F 17/10 (20060101); G07F 7/00 (20060101); G03B 013/08 (); G03B 027/52 (); G03D 017/26 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018