Global patent index - EP 1007859 A1

EP 1007859 A1 2000-06-14 - FLEXIBLE SHAFT

Title (en)

FLEXIBLE SHAFT

Title (de)

BEWEGBARE ACHSE

Title (fr)

ARBRE FLEXIBLE

Publication

EP 1007859 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98901817 A

Priority

  • US 9800768 W
  • US 78505397 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9831944A1] A flexible shaft comprising a flexible outer tube (10) containing a shaft core with specially designed links (18) that closely fit within the smooth interior of the outer tube (10). The links (18) are substantially rectangular and have construction which limits a flex angle between links. The links (18) may include stop surfaces (17) which limits the flex angle to prevent kinking or limit longitudinal movement of the links (18) with respect to one another.

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

F16C 1/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F16C 1/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F16C 1/04 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9831944 A1 19980723; AU 5825298 A 19980807; EP 1007859 A1 20000614; EP 1007859 A4 20000614; JP 2001509242 A 20010710

INPADOC legal status

2005-02-09 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20040803

2004-02-04 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20031219

2000-06-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 19990709

2000-06-14 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

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- Effective date: 20000204

2000-06-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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