Global Patent Index - EP 1262286 A1

EP 1262286 A1 2002-12-04 - Locking mechanism for a multi-purpose folding tool

Title (en)

Locking mechanism for a multi-purpose folding tool

Title (de)

Einrastvorrichtung für klappbares Mehrzweckwerkzeug

Title (fr)

Dispositif de verrouillage pour outil pliable multi-usage

Publication

EP 1262286 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01126061 A

Priority

  • EP 97117231 A
  • US 72496396 A
  • US 72496496 A

Abstract (en)

According to the invention a locking mechanism for a multi-purpose folding tool comprises: a handle (22,24) including a flat, resilient leaf spring (132) at one end (86) of said handle and a slot (136) through said leaf spring (132) adjacent the free end thereof, said slot being bordered across said free end by a transverse, flat stock (140); at least one tool (76) rotatably connected to said handle (22, 24) for rotation between a closed state within said handle and an open state extending from said handle, said tool having a peripheral portion including a peripheral notch (164) positioned to snugly receive said stock (140) therein, when said tool (76) is extended, the spring bias of said leaf spring (132) maintaining said stock (140) in said notch (164) to positively lock said extended tool (76), and means (166) for releasing said stock (140) from said notch (154, 164). <IMAGE>

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

B25F 1/04; B25B 7/02; B25G 1/08; B26B 1/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B25F 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B25F 1/003 (2013.01); B25F 1/04 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0834381 A2 19980408; EP 0834381 A3 19980930; EP 0834381 B1 20031210; AT 255982 T 20031215; AU 3932397 A 19980528; AU 705160 B2 19990513; CA 2217117 A1 19980407; CA 2217117 C 20011204; DE 69726678 D1 20040122; EP 1262286 A1 20021204

INPADOC legal status


2007-08-15 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050913

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

- Effective date: 20050502

2003-08-27 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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

2003-08-06 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20030603

2002-12-04 [AC] DIVISIONAL APPLICATION (ART. 76) OF:

- Document: EP 834381

2002-12-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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