Global Patent Index - EP 1254030 A2

EP 1254030 A2 2002-11-06 - DEVICE FOR RETAINING A STACK OF PAPERS IN A FILE

Title (en)

DEVICE FOR RETAINING A STACK OF PAPERS IN A FILE

Title (de)

HEFTVORRICHTUNG FÜR EINEN STAPEL VON BLÄTTER

Title (fr)

LEVIER DE CLASSEUR A ARCEAUX A MANCHE EN MATIERE PLASTIQUE

Publication

EP 1254030 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01984485 A

Priority

  • CN 0101217 W
  • GB 0018986 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0211998A2] There is disclosed a device for retaining a stack of hole-punched papers in a file, e.g. an arch lever mechanism for an arch lever file. The device comprises: a base (10); at least two rings (14) secured to and extending upwardly from the base for engaging the marginal holes in the papers, each ring being composed of a moveable first section (18) and a second section (16), the rings being arranged to engage holes in the margin of the papers; a mechanism for keeping the fist and second sections (16, 18) of each ring (14) in either a closed position (as shown) in which the first and second sections of each ring are spaced apart form each other to allow papers to be added to, or removed from, the rings. The mechanism includes a lever (42) having a handle end (45) and an operating end (47), the operating end engaging the rest of the mechanism for moving the first and second sections of each ring between the open and the closed positions. The surface of the handle end of the lever is formed of a material that is softer than metal, preferably a plastic material.

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

B42F 3/04; B42F 13/22

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B42F 13/24 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B42F 13/24 (2013.01)

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

WO 0211998 A2 20020214; WO 0211998 A3 20020711; AU 1677902 A 20020218; CN 1174873 C 20041110; CN 1337317 A 20020227; CN 2492390 Y 20020522; EP 1254030 A2 20021106; EP 1254030 A4 20040721; GB 0018986 D0 20000920; JP 2004505806 A 20040226; PL 353959 A1 20031215; ZA 200202005 B 20030818

INPADOC legal status


2011-01-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20100720

2009-12-30 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20091125

2004-07-21 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20040607

2004-07-21 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7B 42F 3/04 A

2004-07-21 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7B 42F 13/22 B

2002-11-06 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020408

2002-11-06 [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 TR

2002-11-06 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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