Global Patent Index - EP 0997320 A1

EP 0997320 A1 2000-05-03 - Fastener for use in ring binders

Title (en)

Fastener for use in ring binders

Title (de)

Befestigungselement für einen Ringhefter

Title (fr)

Elément de fixation pour un classeur à anneaux

Publication

EP 0997320 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99630082 A

Priority

US 18282998 A

Abstract (en)

A fastener (32) for securing a binder ring metal (18) to a binder cover (12). The fastener has a hollow, cylindrical, deformable body (34) with one end (36) being insertable through an opening (26,28) in the ring metal and deformable thereabout to affix the fastener to said the metal. An opposite end (38) of the fastener is pushed through a portion (16) of the binder cover and deformed thercafter to attach the fastener/ ring metal subassembly to the binder cover. An annular flange (40) formed on an outer surface of the fastener body extends circumferentially about the body and spaces the ring metal a predetermined distance from the binder cover after the fastener body is affixed to binder cover so the ring metal is positioned a desired distance from the binder cover. <IMAGE> <IMAGE>

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

B42F 13/26

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B42F 13/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B42F 13/0066 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

[XA] US 2512415 A 19500620 - BUENGER EDWARD F, et al

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 0997320 A1 20000503; CA 2287731 A1 20000429; CN 1255437 A 20000607; SG 164267 A1 20100929

INPADOC legal status


2002-04-24 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20020301

2001-01-17 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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

2000-12-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001021

2000-05-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-05-03 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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