Global Patent Index - EP 2379340 A2

EP 2379340 A2 20111026 - FILE MECHANISM

Title (en)

FILE MECHANISM

Title (de)

ORDNERMECHANIK

Title (fr)

MÉCANISME POUR CLASSEUR

Publication

EP 2379340 A2 20111026 (DE)

Application

EP 10700240 A 20100112

Priority

  • EP 2010050260 W 20100112
  • DE 102009005341 A 20090116

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2010081794A2] The invention relates to a file mechanism for receiving punched documents. Said file mechanism comprises a housing (10) having spring-elastic bendable housing flanks (28). Two support rails (20, 20') are arranged in the housing (10) and can be pivoted with respect to each other in the manner of a toggle lever in the region of the mutually facing longitudinal edges (24) to form an articulated axis (22). At least two half rings (16, 16'), which are arranged at a defined longitudinal distance from one another and complement each other in pairs to form a ring (14), are rigidly connected to the support rails (20, 20'). Locking elements (32, 32'), which complement each other and are interlocked with each other around the articulated axis (22) in the closed position to prevent pivoting of the support rails (20, 20'), are arranged on the free ends of the half rings (16, 16') of at least one of the half ring pairs. In addition, at least one of the support rails (20') can be moved relative to the other support rail (20) between an overlapping and an exposed position of the locking elements (32, 32') at the start of an opening process in order to trigger an unlocking process. Conversely, the at least one support rail (20') can be moved relative to the other support rail (20) between the exposed and the overlapping position of the locking elements (32, 32') in the course of the locking process. According to a preferred embodiment of the invention, only one of the support rails (20') can be moved parallel to the articulated axis (22), relative to the housing (10), and the other support rail (20) is immobile with respect thereto.

IPC 8 full level

B42F 13/26 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

B42F 13/26 (2013.01); B42P 2241/06 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2010081794A2

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK SM TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

DE 102009005341 A1 20100722; EP 2379340 A2 20111026; EP 2379340 B1 20120822; US 2011318086 A1 20111229; US 8480327 B2 20130709; WO 2010081794 A2 20100722; WO 2010081794 A3 20100923

DOCDB simple family (application)

DE 102009005341 A 20090116; EP 10700240 A 20100112; EP 2010050260 W 20100112; US 201113184314 A 20110715