Global Patent Index - EP 1989710 A2

EP 1989710 A2 20081112 - IMPROVEMENTS IN OR RELATING TO HOUSINGS

Title (en)

IMPROVEMENTS IN OR RELATING TO HOUSINGS

Title (de)

VERBESSERUNGEN VON GEHÄUSEN ODER DIESE BETREFFEND

Title (fr)

AMÉLIORATIONS DANS DES LOGEMENTS OU LES CONCERNANT

Publication

EP 1989710 A2 20081112 (EN)

Application

EP 07712721 A 20070213

Priority

  • GB 2007000494 W 20070213
  • GB 0602791 A 20060213

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2007093777A2] The invention relates generally to housings such as storage containers and to containers for sets of items that are likely to be selected either singly or in groups. In particular, but not necessarily so restricted, the present invention relates to a housing for receiving items for recording/recorded media such as floppy diskettes, computer/audio/video data tapes on reels or cartridges, dvd/cd/computer discs/game discs and the like which should be stored in a clean and secure environment. Prior storage elements for computer disks, including floppy disks and diskettes, generally do not provide adequate simultaneous dispersement of the disks for ease of viewing and access. Storage containers for computer disks generally do not provide means for storing the containers themselves in an efficient manner, but users must rely on conventional bookshelves or other filing means which are not always appropriate or convenient. CDs/DVDs are generally stored in cases which are generally rectangular. Cases for the purpose of holding, protecting and identifying compact discs, digital video discs, and mini-discs have been in existence in various designs since the "disc" format came into the public domain. The present invention seeks to provide a light weight, inexpensive storage case for the above items, which can conveniently provide. The present invention seeks to provide a modular system for storage of dvd/cd/computer discs/game discs and the like. The present invention also seeks to provide a storage means which can provide a secure means of storage whilst providing simple retrieval of stored items. The present invention also seeks to provide an organizing capability for stored items since each container may be connected to a plurality of identical containers to form a self-contained storage unit.

IPC 8 full level

G11B 33/04 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP GB)

A47B 47/0091 (2013.01 - GB); A47B 87/007 (2013.01 - GB); A47B 87/0292 (2013.01 - GB); G11B 33/0461 (2013.01 - GB); G11B 33/0472 (2013.01 - EP); G11B 33/0477 (2013.01 - EP)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2007093777A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 2007093777 A2 20070823; WO 2007093777 A3 20071004; AU 2007216360 A1 20070823; CA 2642336 A1 20070823; EP 1989710 A2 20081112; GB 0602791 D0 20060322; GB 0702839 D0 20070328; GB 2436059 A 20070919; GB 2436059 B 20090902; US 2009321438 A1 20091231

DOCDB simple family (application)

GB 2007000494 W 20070213; AU 2007216360 A 20070213; CA 2642336 A 20070213; EP 07712721 A 20070213; GB 0602791 A 20060213; GB 0702839 A 20070213; US 27927407 A 20070213