Patents Assigned to Societe Anonyme Des Marches Usines-Auchan
  • Patent number: 5884728
    Abstract: An assembly for checking an registering purchases made by a consumer in a self-service sales point. The assembly includes a station for unloading the pruchases, a work station provided with apparatus for registering and accounting the purchases adapted to be occupied by one person, and a loading station, wherein the respective unloading and loading station being placed substantially opposite each other and on either side of work station. The loading station involves a location adapted to receive a trolley. The person faces the registering and accounting apparatus having at the person's right or left the unloading deck and at the person's left or right, respectively, the trolley. The unit includes at least two such assemblies. The sales point of the self-service type is provided with at least two such units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme des Marches Usines-Auchan
    Inventors: Pierre d'Estaintot, Jean-Charles Detallante
  • Patent number: 4989395
    Abstract: A device is provided for packing in supple bags articles billed individually at a check-out desk of a self-service store. The device includes: two slightly inclined rods; a reserve of supple bags suspended vertically from said rods via handles; means for evacuating these bags once filled; wherein the terminal part of each of the suspension rods, towards the free end thereof, presents a surface state different from the preceding part of the rod and such that the coefficient of friction of this terminal part is greater than that of the preceding part of the rod, with the result that the resistance to slide of the handles on this terminal part of the rods becomes greater than the previous resistance to slide, thus allowing, by the force of retention thus employed, the rupture of the separable point of connection between the rear face of the evacuated filled bag and the front face of the following empty bag pulled towards its position for filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1991
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme des Marches Usines-Auchan
    Inventor: Pierre D'Estaintot
  • Patent number: 4869045
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process and apparatus for packing articles in bags, at a check-out desk of a self-service retail store, for example. It comprises, downstream of said check-out desk, a reserve of bags in the form of a stack of vertically stacked bags, with their side provided with handles and forming the opening, oriented upwardly, means for guiding a bag lying at the top of the stack, from an inactive position against the stack towards an active, open position, separated and detached from the stack, a conveyor lying from a zone plumb with said stack and terminating at an exit station, said conveyor allowing the bottom of the bag to rest thereon when the bag is full of articles introduced through its upper opening, said conveyor being associated with means for controlling its displacement and each face of a bag being connected to the opposite face of the adjacent bag by a detachable point of connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme Des Marches Usines-Auchan
    Inventor: Pierre d'Estaintot
  • Patent number: D386873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Societe Anonyme des Marches-Usines Auchan S.A.M.U.-Auchan
    Inventors: Pierre Langlois D'Estaintot, Jean-Charles Detallante