Global Patent Index - EP 0979047 A1

EP 0979047 A1 2000-02-16 - SUPPORT STRUCTURE

Title (en)

SUPPORT STRUCTURE

Title (de)

TRAGSTRUKTUR

Title (fr)

STRUCTURE DE SUPPORT

Publication

EP 0979047 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98917446 A

Priority

  • GB 9801182 W
  • GB 9708537 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2324460A] A bracket 6 for use with a tubular upright 1 having a row of aligned slots 3 in its front wall has an upper tongue 7, preferably hook-shaped, with a first portion 12 engaging the rear face of the front wall 2 of the slotted upright between two juxtaposed slots 3 and an arcuate second portion having a surface 10 which engages the rear wall 4 of the upright with a camming action, and may distort it, when the bracket is pivoted in the plane thereof. The tongue is so shaped that the bracket may be inserted into a slot 3 at an angle and then pivoted into a locked position in which the portions 10 and 12 engage as described whereby the tongue is gripped between the front and rear walls of the upright. One or more lower tongues 9 may be provided, having parallel arcuate opposite side edges and which rest on wall 4 of the upright in use. Wall 4 of the upright may have a longitudinal indentation (5, Fig 2) for receiving the surface 10.

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

A47B 57/42

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47B 57/40 (2006.01); A47B 57/42 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47B 57/425 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9848666A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FI FR IT

EPO simple patent family

GB 2324460 A 19981028; GB 2324460 B 19990714; GB 9708537 D0 19970618; AU 7067598 A 19981124; EP 0979047 A1 20000216; JP 2001522284 A 20011113; WO 9848666 A1 19981105

INPADOC legal status


2003-04-16 [18R] REFUSED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18R

- Effective date: 20021121

2002-05-08 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20020328

2000-02-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19991021

2000-02-16 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE ES FI FR IT