Global Patent Index - EP 0837779 B1

EP 0837779 B1 2000-11-15 - MARKING INSTRUMENT

Title (en)

MARKING INSTRUMENT

Title (de)

MARKIERSTIFT

Title (fr)

INSTRUMENT DE MARQUAGE

Publication

EP 0837779 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 96924317 A

Priority

  • GB 9513391 A
  • US 9610993 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9702148A1] A marking instrument, especially a reservoir pen, has a diaphragm (8) which is deflected by retraction of the marking tip to open a port (7) to connect a feed channel (5) to the reservoir (2) containing the marking fluid. A cavity (11) communicating with the port (7) has a volume which reduces when the diaphragm deflects to open the valve and increases when the diaphragm moves to close the valve. The diaphragm has an integral forwardly extending skirt (10) which seals against the feed member (4) at the forward end of the skirt. These features are effective in preventing marking liquid flowing to the tip when not required and leakage of marking fluid between the diaphragm and feed member.

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

B43K 5/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B43K 5/18 (2006.01); B43K 7/10 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B43K 5/1845 (2013.01); B43K 5/1854 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9702148 A1 19970123; AR 002578 A1 19980325; AU 6480396 A 19970205; AU 712990 B2 19991118; BR 9609655 A 19990406; CA 2220379 A1 19970123; CO 4520201 A1 19971015; DE 69610981 D1 20001221; DE 69610981 T2 20010613; EP 0837779 A1 19980429; EP 0837779 B1 20001115; ES 2152032 T3 20010116; GB 9513391 D0 19950906; JP H11512981 A 19991109; MX 9709938 A 19980331; TR 9701735 T1 19980421; TW 354289 B 19990311

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