Global Patent Index - EP 1042131 A2

EP 1042131 A2 2000-10-11 - BINDER

Title (en)

BINDER

Title (de)

BINDEVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

CLASSEUR

Publication

EP 1042131 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99946385 A

Priority

  • GB 9820995 A
  • IB 9901633 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0018585A2] In order to fold a ring binder flat for storage purposes, the ring binder comprises a cover member having a rear spine portion to which a binding mechanism is secured. The binding mechanism comprises a sheet metal part formed to retain first and second metal strips in side by side relationship with their inner edges adjacent one another. Each metal strip has a first and a second ring part pivotally connected thereto to permit pivoting of the ring parts about an axis transverse to the length of the metal strips, so that the ring parts can be pivoted to a first upstanding position from the sheet metal portion. In this position they may be moved towards opposing ring parts in the other metal strip to form binding rings. An over-centre mechanism comprising the sheet metal part, the strips and the lower free ends of the ring parts enable the ring parts to move together with a snap action. The ring parts are pivotable to a second position in which they lie generally in the plane of the sheet metal part to provide a generally flat configuration in which the cover can be folded to a generally flat configuration.

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

B42F 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B42F 1/00 (2006.01); B42F 3/04 (2006.01)

IPC 8 main group level (invention and additional information)

B42F (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B42F 1/00 (2013.01); B42F 3/04 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0018585A3

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

WO 0018585 A2 20000406; WO 0018585 A3 20000706; CA 2311452 A1 20000406; CN 1286660 A 20010307; EP 1042131 A2 20001011; GB 9820995 D0 19981118

INPADOC legal status


2001-08-08 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20010615

2000-12-06 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: WORLD WIDE STATIONERY MANUFACTURING CO. LTD.

2000-10-25 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: CHAN, KEUNG

2000-10-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000623

2000-10-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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