Global patent index - EP 1043125 A1

EP 1043125 A1 2000-10-11 - Hex key gripping aid

Title (en)

Hex key gripping aid

Title (de)

Griffhilfe für Imbusschlüssel

Title (fr)

Moyens pour faciliter la préhension pour une clé mâle à six pans

Publication

EP 1043125 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00302883 A

Priority

US 28642899 A

Abstract (en)

Hex keys or like tools of various sizes may be inserted into the gripping aid to provide a better grip and additional torque when using such tools. The device has an elongated body (40) with hex key accepting slots (32) end longitudinal cavities (33) of different dimensions for an arm of the hex key or the like. In a preferred embodiment, a locking collar (10) or other locking means is provided to secure the hex key in place in the body, the locking collar or other looking means being movable between open and locked positions. <IMAGE>

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

B25G 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B25G 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B25G 1/005 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 1043125 A1 20001011

INPADOC legal status

2004-03-17 [18W] WITHDRAWN

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