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Dokumentenidentifikation EP1109674 27.11.2003
EP-Veröffentlichungsnummer 1109674
Titel HALTER FÜR SELBSTFÄRBESTEMPEL
Anmelder Luisi, Vincenzo, Viareggio, Lucca, IT
Erfinder Luisi, Vincenzo, 55049 Viareggio (Lucca), IT
Vertreter derzeit kein Vertreter bestellt
DE-Aktenzeichen 60006059
Vertragsstaaten AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LI, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE
Sprache des Dokument EN
EP-Anmeldetag 18.04.2000
EP-Aktenzeichen 009228644
WO-Anmeldetag 18.04.2000
PCT-Aktenzeichen PCT/IT00/00156
WO-Veröffentlichungsnummer 0001002185
WO-Veröffentlichungsdatum 11.01.2001
EP-Offenlegungsdatum 27.06.2001
EP date of grant 22.10.2003
Veröffentlichungstag im Patentblatt 27.11.2003
IPC-Hauptklasse B41K 1/58

Beschreibung[en]

The present invention relates to a self-inking stamp holder.

As is known, self-inking stamps are formed by a box shaped frame or case with two diametrically opposed openings and a slider engaging with one of said openings and elastically movable to and from the opposite opening.

The slider contains an inking pad and an overturnable stamping element and is connected to the frame through a kinematic motion which, as a result of the movement of the slider, causes the stamping element to overturn from a rest position, in which the stamping element is in contact with the inking pad, and a stamping position, rotated 180° with respect to the rest position, in which as a result of the slider movement the stamping element comes forward from the frame opening. The movement of the slider occurs as a consequence of a pressure exerted thereon against elastic means keeping the slider in the rest position.

Self-inking stamps have a widespread use in view of the fact that, contrary to conventional hand stamps, they do not need for a separate tank containing the inking pad. This makes the stamping operation easier and allows the stamp to be transported in a bag or even in a pocket, without any risk of soiling the nearby objects or the garment, and without the need of having the inking pad tank available for the use of the stamps.

However, while as regards the conventional hand stamps there have been made available a lot of collecting devices to which the stamps are hung to be kept in a tidy way and to be easily retrieved, a similar device does not exist for the self-inking stamps, which, therefore, are usually kept on the working tables and desks without any prefixed order, thus making very difficult to find the stamp which is being looked for.

The object of the present invention is to provide a device for holding self-inking stamps, by means of which they can be kept in an orderly way and little room, thus overcoming the above mentioned drawbacks.

In particular, it is an object of the present invention to provide a self-inking stamp holder of the above mentioned type, which can support a relatively large number of stamps, while being of a minimum size, and allow for each stamp to be quickly identified.

These objects are reached with the self-inking stamp holder according to the present invention comprising an upright and a plurality of parallel main wings extending obliquely from at least a face thereof, each main wing being fit for holding one self-inking stamp. Retaining means are associated to each main wing, said means abutting on the outer side of the case or frame of the stamp from the opposite side of the corresponding main wing to firmly secure the stamp in position thereon. In a preferred embodiment of the invention the upright extends from a support base to which it is pivotally connected and by means of which the holder can be set on a flat horizontal surface. In another embodiment of the invention, the upright comprises hook means for hanging the holder to a vertical surface.

Preferably, the retaining means are formed by auxiliary wings extending from the upright, each auxiliary wings being arranged above a corresponding main wing, in either a parallel or divergent relationship with respect to the main wing.

Further characteristics and/or advantages of the self-inking stamp holder according to the present invention will appear clearly from the 'following description of embodiments 'thereof, given as non-limiting examples with reference to the attached drawings.

In the drawings:

  • Figure 1 is an elevational side view of the self-inking stamp holder according to the present invention;
  • Figure 2 is an elevational front view of the self-inking stamp holder in the direction of arrow F of figure 1;
  • Figure 3 is a top plan view of the holder according to the previous figures;
  • Figure 4 is a sectional side view of the holder taken along line IV-IV of figure 3;
  • Figure 5 is a variation of the holder of the invention in an elevational front view suited for being attached to a wall;
  • Figure 6 is a plan view of a further variation of the holder of the invention;
  • Figure 7 is a front view of a differently shaped wing for the holder of the invention;
  • Figure 8 is a front view of an adjustable width wing;
  • Figure 9 is a partial side view of the holder equipped with the adjustable width wing of figure 8.

With reference to figures 1, 2, 3 and 4, the holder for self-inking stamps according to the present invention comprises a upright 1 of a substantially parallelepiped, hollow shape, pivotally connected to a base 2 that allows the holder to be set on a plane. Main wings 3 extends inclined upwardly from each of the opposite faces of upright 1 of larger width, in a parallel and spaced relationship.

Respective auxiliary' wings 4 extend immediately above main wing 3 and parallel thereto.

Each of main wings 3 constitutes an hanging means to which a self-inking stamp is hung through its box-like frame or case, while auxiliary wing 4 abuts on the outer side of the box-like frame or case to counterbalance the weight of the stamp on main wing 3 which would result in downward rotation of the stamp and thus in falling thereof.

As' shown 'in Figures 3 and 4, advantageously upright 1 is a hollow body with one or more chambers, generally indicated at 5, for housing pens, pencils, and the like. If the depth of a chamber 5 is greater than the average length of a pencil, a movable base 5a supported by spacers 5b may be provided at the bottom of chamber 5.

The pivotal connection between upright 1 and base 2 is obtained by means of a pair of axially coupled sleeves 6 and 7 extending from base 2 and the bottom side of upright 1 respectively. Sleeve 6 is formed by three elastically diverging arms that, once engaged within sleeve 7, radially urge against inner wall of sleeve 7 and abut through rounded end thereof against an annular projection thus preventing any unwanted disengagement.

In a variation of the present invention shown in Figure 5, the stamp holder comprises a plate 10 from which main and auxiliary wings, parallel and spaced apart, extend as in the previous example. An hanging member 11 extends form the upper side of plate 10, for example of semi-annular shape, for being engaged with a hook not shown fixed to a wall.

In this case the stamp holder can be hung to a vertical surface.

In another variation of the present invention shown in Figure 6, the stamp holder comprises an upright 20 'of quadrilateral section, wherein wings 3 and 4 extend from all the four side faces thereof. In particular, shorter first and second wings 3a and 4a extend from the pair of opposed faces of smaller width.

Thanks to this configuration it is possible to use the stamp holder to hold stamps of different sizes. Clearly, first and second wings of different sizes can also be provided on the same face, as shown for example in the embodiment of Figures 1 and 2.

The stamp holder according to the invention can be made of metal or plastics according to design and production choices as obvious for a person skilled in the art.

Wings 3 and 4 can be parallel to each other, as provided for in the embodiments shown in the drawings, or even slightly diverging. This solution can be useful to allow for stamps of different manufacturers with different frame or case thickness to be engaged with wing 3.

Upright 1 can be made of only one member or be formed by modular members for example snap-fixed onto one another to increase the height and consequently the capacity of the stamp holder.

In order to allow stamps of different width to be held by the same wing, the wing can be shaped as shown in Figure 7, i.e. formed by two parts 12 and 13 of different width.

In another variation of the invention shown in figures 8 and 9 the wings have a variable width according to the needs. To this end transverse grooves 31 shaped as a dovetail are formed on upright 1. Dovetail-shaped roots 32 of two wing members 30a and 30b engage in a slightly forced way within grooves 31, so that the wing members can be slid toward one another, or vice versa, to decrease or increase their supporting width. Obviously, any equivalent sliding connection means can be used as an alternative to achieve the same purpose.

In a further variation of the invention, wings 3 and 4 can be arranged at a distance such as to provide a housing for the stamp therebetween. In this case, the support for the stamp by means of the wing is not achieved by holding the frame or case to wing 3, but by housing the frame or case on wing 3. In this case connection side walls could be provided between wings 3 and 4 to close them laterally thus forming something similar to a drawer.

In order to increase the friction between wings 3 and 4 from one side and frame or case of the stamp from the other side and to further reduce the risk of accidental fall of the stamp from the holder, the wing surface can be at least partially coated with an high friction coefficient material.

Further variations and/or modifications can be brought to the self-inking stamp holder according to the present invention, without departing from the scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.


Anspruch[de]
  1. Halter für Selbstfärbestempel, welche Stempel enthalten ein kastenartiges Gestell oder Gehäuse mit Öffnungen auf wenigstens zwei entgegengesetzten Seiten und einen Schieber, der ein herumdrehbares Stempelglied und ein Stempelkissen enthält, elastisch gleitend innerhalb des Gestells oder Gehäuses zwischen den Öffnungen, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß er eine aufrechte Stütze (1) und eine Mehrzahl von Hauptflügeln (3) enthält, die sich schräg in einer parallelen Beziehung von wenigstens einer Fläche davon erstrecken, wobei jeder Flügel imstande ist, einen der selbstfärbenden Stempel zu halten, wobei Rückhalteeinrichtungen (4) jedem der Hauptflügel (3) zugeordnet sind, um an dem Rahmen oder Gehäuse anzugrenzen, wenn sie von einem entsprechenden Hauptflügel gehalten werden, von der entgegengesetzten Seite des Hauptflügels, um den Stempel in Position daran fest zu befestigen.
  2. Halter nach Anspruch 1, ferner enthaltend eine Basis (2), die drehbar mit der aufrechten Stütze verbunden ist zum Unterstützen der aufrechten Stütze (1) auf einer flachen Oberfläche.
  3. Halter nach Anspruch 1, wobei die aufrechte Stütze ferner enthält Hakeneinrichtungen zum Aufhängen der aufrechten Stütze an einer Wand.
  4. Halter nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei sich die Mehrzahl von Hauptflügeln (3) von wenigstens zwei entgegengesetzten Flächen der aufrechten Stütze erstreckt.
  5. Halter nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Rückhalteeinrichtungen, die jedem der Hauptflügel (3) zugeordnet sind, einen Hilfsflügel (4) enthalten, der sich von der aufrechten Stütze unmittelbar oberhalb des Hauptflügels erstreckt.
  6. Halter nach Anspruch 5, wobei der Hilfsflügel (4) parallel zum jeweiligen Hauptflügel (3) ist.
  7. Halter nach Anspruch 5, wobei sich der Hilfsflügel (4) bezüglich des Hauptflügels (3) entfernt.
  8. Halter nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei der Hauptflügel (3) passend ist zum Eingriff mit einer der Öffnungen des Kastens oder Gehäuses des Stempels, der/das somit davon herabhängt, welcher Hilfsflügel (4) an der Außenseite des Gestells oder Gehäuses anliegt, um das Gewicht des Stempels auszugleichen.
  9. Halter nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 7, wobei der Abstand zwischen dem Hauptflügel und den jeweiligen Rückhalteeinrichtungen größer als die Dicke eines Stempels ist, der dazwischen plaziert werden kann.
  10. Halter nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei sich von der aufrechten Stütze Hauptflügel von unterschiedlichen Breiten erstrecken, um Stempel von entsprechend unterschiedlichen Größen zu halten.
  11. Halter nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Hauptflügel und die Hilfsflügel beweglich mit der aufrechten Stütze verbunden sind.
  12. Halter nach Anspruch 11, wobei die Hauptflügel durch wenigstens zwei Flügelglieder (30a, 30b) gebildet sind, die an der aufrechten Stütze verschiebbar sind.
  13. Halter nach Anspruch 11 oder 12, wobei an der aufrechten Stütze parallele, schwalbenschwanzförmige Nute gebildet sind, in welche entsprechend geformte Füße der Haupt- und Hilfsflügel verschiebbar eingreifen.
  14. Halter nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Hauptflügel und die Hilfsflügel wenigstens teilweise mit einem Material mit hohem Reibkoeffizienten beschichtet sind.
  15. Halter nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Flügel in zwei Teilen von unterschiedlichen Breiten zum Eingriff von Stempeln von entsprechend unterschiedlichen Breiten gebildet sind.
Anspruch[en]
  1. A holder for self-inking stamps, said stamps comprising a box-like frame or case with openings on at least two opposite sides and a slider containing an overturnable stamping member and an inking pad, elastically sliding within said frame or case between said openings, characterized in that it comprises an upright (1) and a plurality of main wings (3) extending obliquely in a parallel relationship from at least one face thereof, each wing being capable of holding one said self-inking stamp, retaining means (4) being associated to each of the main wings (3) for abutting on said frame or case, when held from a respective main wing, from the opposite side of said main wing, to firmly secure the stamp in position thereon.
  2. The holder according to claim 1, further comprising a base (2) pivotally connected to said upright for supporting said upright (1) on a flat surface.
  3. The holder according to claim 1, wherein said upright further comprises hook means for hanging said upright to a wall.
  4. The holder according to one of the previous claims, wherein said plurality of main wings (3) extends 'from at least two opposite faces of said upright.
  5. The holder according to anyone of the previous claims, wherein said retaining means associated to each of said main wings (3) comprise an auxiliary wing (4) extending from said upright immediately above said main wing.
  6. The holder according to claim 5, wherein said auxiliary wing (4) is parallel to the respective main wing (3).
  7. The holder according to claim 5, wherein said auxiliary wing (4) is diverging with respect to said main wing (3).
  8. The holder according to anyone of the previous claims, wherein said main wing (3) is fit for engaging with one of said opening of said box or case of the stamp, which thus hangs therefrom, said auxiliary wing (4) abutting on the outer side of said frame or case to balance the weight of the stamp.
  9. The holder according to anyone of claims 1 to 7, wherein the distance between each main wing and the respective retaining means is larger than the thickness of a stamp which can be placed therebetween.
  10. The holder according to anyone of the previous claims, wherein from said upright there extend main wings of different width to hold stamps of correspondingly different sizes.
  11. The holder according to anyone of the previous claims, wherein said main wings and said auxiliary wings are movably connected to said upright.
  12. The holder according to claim 11, wherein said main wings are formed by at least two wing members (30a, 30b) slidable on said upright.
  13. The holder according to claims 11 or 12, wherein on said upright there are formed parallel, dovetail-shaped grooves within which slidably engage correspondingly shaped roots of said main and auxiliary wings.
  14. The holder according to anyone of the previous claims, wherein said main wings and said auxiliary wings are at least partially coated with an high friction coefficient material.
  15. The holder according to anyone of the previous claims, wherein said wings are formed in two parts of different width to engage stamps of correspondingly different width.
Anspruch[fr]
  1. Support pour tampons auto-encreurs, lesdits tampons comprenant un cadre en forme de boîte ou un logement avec des ouvertures sur au moins deux côtés opposés et un coulisseau contenant un tampon retournable et un coussin encreur, coulissant de façon élastique dans le cadre ou logement entre lesdites ouvertures, caractérisé en ce qu'il comprend un montant (1) et une pluralité d'ailettes principales (3) s'étendant obliquement et parallèlement entre elles à partir d'au moins une face de ce montant, chaque ailette étant apte à maintenir un dit tampon auto-encreur, des moyens de retenue (4) étant montés en coopération avec chacune des dites ailettes principales (3) pour buter contre une face du dit cadre ou logement, opposée à celle qui est en contact avec ladite ailette principale quand ledit tampon est positionné sur cette ailette principale, de façon que ce tampon soit maintenu fermement sur celle-ci.
  2. Le support selon la revendication 1, comprenant en outre une embase (2) sur laquelle est monté en rotation ledit montant pour maintenir ledit montant (1) sur une surface plane.
  3. Le support selon la revendication 1, dans lequel ledit montant comporte en outre des moyens de crochet pour suspendre ledit montant à une paroi.
  4. Le support selon l'une des revendications précédentes, dans lequel ladite pluralité d'ailettes principales (3) s'étend à partir d'au moins deux faces opposées du dit montant.
  5. Le support selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel lesdits moyens de retenue associés à chacune des dites ailettes principales (3) comprennent une ailette secondaire (4) s'étendant à partir du dit montant juste au-dessus de ladite ailette principale.
  6. Le support selon la revendication 5, dans lequel ladite ailette secondaire (4) est parallèle à l'ailette principale correspondante (3).
  7. Le support selon la revendication 5, dans lequel ladite ailette secondaire (4) s'écarte par rapport à ladite ailette principale (3).
  8. Le support selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel ladite ailette principale (3) est agencée pour s'engager dans l'une des dites ouvertures du dit cadre ou logement du tampon, qui ainsi s'accroche à l'ailette principale, ladite ailette secondaire (4) s'appuyant sur la face extérieure du dit cadre ou logement pour contrebalancer le poids du tampon.
  9. Le support selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 7, dans lequel la distance entre chaque ailette principale et les moyens de retenue correspondants est supérieure à l'épaisseur d'un tampon qui peut être placé entre eux.
  10. Le support selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel, à partir du dit montant, s'étendent des ailettes principales de différentes largeurs pour maintenir des tampons de différentes tailles correspondantes.
  11. Le support selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel lesdites ailettes principales et lesdites ailettes secondaires sont montées sur ledit montant de façon déplaçable.
  12. Le support selon la revendication 11, dans lequel lesdites ailettes principales sont formées d'au moins deux éléments d'ailette (30a, 30b) coulissant sur ledit montant.
  13. Le support selon l'une des revendications 11 et 12, dans lequel, sur ledit montant, sont réalisées des rainures parallèles en queue d'aronde avec lesquelles coopèrent en coulissement les pieds de forme correspondante, des dites ailettes principales et secondaires.
  14. Le support selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel lesdites ailettes principales et lesdites ailettes secondaires sont au moins partiellement recouvertes d'un matériau ayant un coefficient de friction élevé.
  15. Le support selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel lesdites ailettes sont réalisées en deux parties de largeur différente pour coopérer avec des tampons de largeur différente correspondante.






IPC
A Täglicher Lebensbedarf
B Arbeitsverfahren; Transportieren
C Chemie; Hüttenwesen
D Textilien; Papier
E Bauwesen; Erdbohren; Bergbau
F Maschinenbau; Beleuchtung; Heizung; Waffen; Sprengen
G Physik
H Elektrotechnik

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