Global Patent Index - EP 1242750 A1

EP 1242750 A1 2002-09-25 - ANGLE-CONTROLLED RETRACTABLE SCREW FOR ASSEMBLING FURNITURE, PANELS OR SHELVES

Title (en)

ANGLE-CONTROLLED RETRACTABLE SCREW FOR ASSEMBLING FURNITURE, PANELS OR SHELVES

Title (de)

ZURÜCKZIEHBARE SCHRAUBE MIT EINEM WINKELEINGRIFF ZUM ZUSAMMENSETZEN VON MÖBELN, PLATTEN ODER REGALEN

Title (fr)

VIS RETRACTABLE A COMMANDE D'ANGLE DESTINEE A L'ASSEMBLAGE DE MEUBLES, DE PANNEAUX OU DE TABLETTES

Publication

EP 1242750 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 00993734 A

Priority

  • FR 0003689 W
  • FR 9916754 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: FR2803342A1] The invention relates to a device for assembling panels or other elements by screwing, using a screw that is arranged in the depth of the panel and which does not extend beyond the panel prior to screwing. The device does not require a piece that extends into the other panel as do existing devices, especially those termed "eccentric". The inventive device comprises four main pieces: two stationary pieces - the body (1), which is retained in the panel by a thread (2), and the guiding sleeve (6), which is provided with a short threaded part; and two mobile pieces - the socket (4) and the screw (5), which are driven by a screwdriver (10) that is introduced through a window (3). The socket and the screw are enclosed by the body and the sleeve. In this device, the screw (5) is guided forwards over the first part of its course by the thread of the guiding sleeve (6), until it meets the element in which it is to be inserted. The screw is then released for the final part of its course, in order to complete the tightening process, eventually being stopped on the rear of the guiding sleeve (6). The inventive device is especially suitable for assembling cupboards and book shelves. It is equally as suitable for pre-assembled furniture or furniture that is provided in assembly kits.

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

F16B 12/14

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F16B 12/14 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F16B 12/14 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0150027A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

FR 2803342 A1 20010706; FR 2803342 B1 20031017; AU 2859601 A 20010716; EP 1242750 A1 20020925; WO 0150027 A1 20010712

INPADOC legal status


2006-10-18 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060425

2005-12-21 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: ETIENNE, REGIS

2005-12-21 [RIN1] INVENTOR CHANGED BEFORE GRANT

- Inventor name: ETIENNE, REGIS

2005-06-15 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20050429

2002-09-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020701

2002-09-25 [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 TR

2002-09-25 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI