Global Patent Index - EP 0983010 A1

EP 0983010 A1 2000-03-08 - CHRISTMAS TREE STAND

Title (en)

CHRISTMAS TREE STAND

Title (de)

WEIHNACHTSBAUMSTÄNDER

Title (fr)

SUPPORT POUR ARBRES DE NOEL

Publication

EP 0983010 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98922780 A

Priority

  • DE 29707643 U
  • EP 9802508 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: CA2287527A1] A mechanical holder is disclosed for holding Christmas trees of various sizes and trunk shapes. This holder consists of a base, a vessel fixed to the base and provided with a centring spike, and several holding elements (3, 3a, 3b, 3c) regularly spaced apart around the vessel. In their holding position above the vessel, the holding elements can swivel independently of each other to align and retain the Christmas tree with their faces towards the axis of symmetry. According to the invention, the Christmas tree stand has a single clamping device (4) which applies to the tree trunk the force required to align and retain the tree over several force transmitting (5, 6) and diverting (8, 9) elements in a manner as uniform as possible, by means of the holding elements (3, 3a, 3b, 3c), compensating for possible irregularities or slanted tree growth.

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

A47G 33/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47G 33/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47G 33/1213 (2013.01); A47G 2033/122 (2013.01); A47G 2033/1286 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9848678A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT CH DE FR GB LI NL

EPO simple patent family

DE 29707643 U1 19970703; AT 234584 T 20030415; CA 2287527 A1 19981105; CZ 296231 B6 20060215; CZ 9903806 A3 20001011; DE 59807562 D1 20030424; EP 0983010 A1 20000308; EP 0983010 B1 20030319; HU 0001672 A2 20000828; HU 0001672 A3 20001030; PL 186833 B1 20040331; PL 336410 A1 20000619; SK 147699 A3 20001009; US 6283436 B1 20010904; WO 9848678 A1 19981105

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