Global Patent Index - EP 0976575 A1

EP 0976575 A1 2000-02-02 - A ring binder

Title (en)

A ring binder

Title (de)

Ringordner

Title (fr)

Classeur à anneaux

Publication

EP 0976575 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99302055 A

Priority

GB 9814512 A

Abstract (en)

A ring binder (10) is disclosed as including a ring binder mechanism (12) and a cover (14), in which the cover (14) includes two securing tabs via which the ring binder mechanism (12) is releasably securable to the cover (14), in which the ring binder mechanism (12) includes an upper housing supporting a pair of pivotable plates to which a number of half-rings are attached, in which the plates are pivotably movable between a first position in which the half-rings are closed, and a second position in which the half-rings are open, and the tabs are releasable from the plates only when the plates are in the second position. A ring binder mechanism (12) releasably securable to a cover via tabs is also disclosed as including an upper housing supporting a pair of pivotable plates to which a number of half-rings are attached, in which the plates are pivotably movable between a first position in which the half-rings are closed, and a second position in which the half-rings are open, and the plates are adapted to be released from the tabs only when the plates are in the second position. <IMAGE>

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

B42F 13/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B42F 13/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B42F 13/0073 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

US 5286128 A 19940215 - GILLUM STEVEN [US]

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB NL

EPO simple patent family

EP 0976575 A1 20000202; GB 9814512 D0 19980902

INPADOC legal status


2001-04-04 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20010207

2000-10-11 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: DE ES FR GB NL

2000-04-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000228

2000-02-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB NL

2000-02-02 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI