Global Patent Index - EP 0960746 A3

EP 0960746 A3 2000-03-29 - A ring binder mechanism

Title (en)

A ring binder mechanism

Title (de)

Ringbuchmechanik

Title (fr)

Mécanisme pour classeurs à anneaux

Publication

EP 0960746 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 99301947 A

Priority

GB 9811259 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0960746A2] A ring binder mechanism is disclosed as including wires/tabs for supporting two plates for relative pivotal movement, in which pairs of half-rings are mounted to the plates which are pivotably movable relative to each other between a first configuration in which the half-ring members are closed and the angle between the upper surfaces of the plates is less than 180 DEG , and a second configuration in which the half-ring members are open and the angle between the upper surfaces of the plates is more than 180 DEG , in which the wires/tabs are engaged with the plate members, and the plates are retained by the wires/tabs in a position in which the inner edges of the plates constantly abut each other, and a majority of the upper surfaces of the plates is allowed to be exposed to the environment. <IMAGE>

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

B42F 13/26

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B42F 13/26 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B42F 13/26 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0960746 A2 19991201; EP 0960746 A3 20000329; CN 1236710 A 19991201; GB 9811259 D0 19980722

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