Global Patent Index - EP 1259356 A1

EP 1259356 A1 2002-11-27 - A SOCKET WRENCH

Title (en)

A SOCKET WRENCH

Title (de)

STECKSCHLÜSSEL

Title (fr)

CLE A DOUILLES

Publication

EP 1259356 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01901343 A

Priority

  • IE 0100008 W
  • IE 20000036 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0153043A1] The invention relates to a multi-socket wrench (1) comprising a tubular body (10) having a set of nesting individual sockets (15-18) at each end of the body (10). The body (10) has end portions (11) within which each set of sockets (15-18) is mounted with a hollow central portion (12) between the end portions. Each adjacent pair of nesting sockets (15-18) in a set of sockets comprises an inner socket and an outer socket, the inner socket being movable axially inwardly relative to the outer socket into the central portion (12) of the body (10) to expose said outer socket for use. Locking means (20-32) is provided for selectively locking each individual socket (15-18) on the body (10) so it can be held fast ready for use. To use a selected socket (15-18), it is locked on the body (10) whilst any other sockets in the set nested within said selected socket are free to move inwardly to allow the selected socket to receive the head of a nut or bolt with which it is to be engaged. A wide range of socket sizes can be accomodate on themulti-socket wrench (1).

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

B25B 13/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B25B 13/10 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B25B 13/102 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0153043A1

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 0153043 A1 20010726; AU 2701001 A 20010731; CA 2435850 A1 20010726; EP 1259356 A1 20021127

INPADOC legal status


2005-09-21 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050316

2004-12-22 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20041105

2002-11-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020816

2002-11-27 [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

2002-11-27 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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