Dokumentenidentifikation EP1102681 08.04.2004
EP-Veröffentlichungsnummer 0001102681
Anmelder Berggren, Ove, Linköping, SE
Erfinder Berggren, Ove, 589 35 Linköping, SE
Vertreter derzeit kein Vertreter bestellt
DE-Aktenzeichen 69915305
Vertragsstaaten AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LI, LU, NL, PT, SE
Sprache des Dokument EN
EP-Anmeldetag 11.06.1999
EP-Aktenzeichen 999301021
WO-Anmeldetag 11.06.1999
PCT-Aktenzeichen PCT/SE99/01030
WO-Veröffentlichungsnummer 0009967096
WO-Veröffentlichungsdatum 29.12.1999
EP-Offenlegungsdatum 30.05.2001
EP date of grant 03.03.2004
Veröffentlichungstag im Patentblatt 08.04.2004
IPC-Hauptklasse B41K 1/36


The present invention relates to a hand stamp set comprising a stamp having a holder for a stamp pad, an ergonomically designed handle that can be applied in different directions, a downward open cover enclosing the holder and having a guiding sleeve extending into the handle and a stamp rack.

Stamps available in the market in many cases have a particular function permitting the pressure of the stamp pad, against a bed to be stamped on, to be regulated to increase the pressure when the saturation of stamp ink in the stamp pad decreases. Certain solutions show a specific adjustment device that changes the pressure of the stamp pad against the bed by turning a ring underneath the handle. These solutions result in more expensive manufacturing by need of more details and increasing assembling time. Besides an operator has to perform a specific measure by means of both hands to alter the pressure against the bed.

Other solutions like the one disclosed in the application SE 9100994-4 (or EP-A-0 507 758) is self-adjusting as the holder of the stamp pad has a separate spring 16, flexible and axially attached to the shaft and thereby to the handle. The solution requires many details and particularly the shaft has a complicated shape.

For most hand stamps a protective cover is provided that is put on when the stamp is not in use. When putting it on, it is necessary to use both hands to correctly fit the stamp in the cover and then the fingers may very well get in contact with the stamp pad and the stamp ink on it. Thus, accuracy to a certain extent must be maintained to fit the stamp correctly into the cover. In most cases the cover has a bottom area which is inconsiderably larger than that of the stamp and consequently small stamps easily overturn when unintentionally touched if they are loosely kept on a desk. To set this right, carousel-like devices are available in which the stamps can be hanged. Yet the stamps must have a cover, among other things to prevent them from drying up.

An object with the present invention is to achieve an improved hand stamp set that eliminates the above mentioned disadvantages of known designs and that is composed of fewer and simpler parts.

Another object is to achieve a hand stamp set comprising a stamp rack where the stamp can be fit in and removed by using only one hand and that any desired number of stamp racks, provided with an easily readable label or print on the user's side, can be connected.

These objects are achieved with a hand stamp set having the characteristics in the subsequent claims.

A preferred working example of the present invention will now be described more closely with reference to the attached drawings, in which:

  • Fig 1 shows a longitudinal cross section of a hand stamp set.
  • Fig 2 shows a view from above of a stamp pad holder.
  • Fig 3 shows a side view of a stamp pad holder.
  • Fig 4 shows a side view of a cover.
  • Fig 5 shows a view from above of a cover.
  • Fig 6 shows a view from above of a stamp rack.
  • Fig 7 shows a cross section A-A through a stamp rack.

The stamp set 1 in fig. 2 comprises a stamp 2 and a stamp rack 3. The stamp 2 comprises a pad holder 4 on which a stamp pad 5 can be applied. The pad holder has on its upper side a first fastening means 6 with a through hole extending into a guiding sleeve 7 protruding from the transparent upper side of a cover 8.

The guiding sleeve extends into a cavity 9 in an ergonomically designed handle 10 to guide it in a movement up and down. From the bottom of the cavity a second fastening means 11 similar to the first fastening means 6. The cavity in the handle has a cross section in the shape of a polygon like the outer side of the guiding sleeve 7 (see fig. 4) whereby the handle easily can be put in different directions relative the cover.

An axially resilient and bendable element 12, preferably a coil spring, is pressed over taper pins on the fastening means to stops 13 and 14 and detachably fixed against stop surfaces 15 and 16 around respective fastening means.

From fig.2 and 3 it is evident that the pad holder has downward divergent, resilient legs 23 and 24 in couple integrated in the center part of and parallel with of the long sides.

The ends of the legs are located at a distance from each other corresponding to the distance between the oval openings of the cover and extend slightly under the surface of the stamp pad 4 (see fig. 1). The ends of the legs have cylindrical protrusions 25, 26, 27 and 28 perpendicularly directed outward from the long sides that can be snapped into the openings in the cover making the spring force of the legs holding the pad holder with the pad in an initial position for stamping.

From fig. 4 it is evident that the cover 8 has small oval openings 17, 18, 19 and 20 at a distance from each other approximately corresponding to the length of the cover for the smallest size of the stamp. From fig. 5 it is evident that the cover, just beneath the oval openings, has flanges 21 and 22 protruding at the lower edges of its long sides.

Fig. 1 shows the stamp parked in the stamp rack 3, which also can be seen in fig.6 and 7.The recess in the rack, into which the stamp is put at parking, has a bottom surface of the same shape as the outer bottom contour of the cover. The recess has outward inclined walls giving it a funnel shape that facilitates parking of the stamp. On the bottom of the rack, at each short side, there are protrusions 29 and 30 preventing unintentional stamping on the bottom of the rack.

Along its one short side the rack has a hook shaped flange 31 projecting and on its opposite short side a corresponding recess 32, in which a flange 31 can be hooked (see also fig.1). Thus more racks can be hooked together and bring order among the stamps in an office. The rack has an inclined surface 33 turned toward the user, on which a label or print can be placed.

At parking the stamp is slightly tilted toward the user and put down into the rack along the edge directed toward the user, so that an inclined, guiding plane 34, beginning at the upper edge of the rack, lets the cover flange directed toward the user slide downward-forward, along the plane until it slides in under the plane. The stamp is then brought into an upright position so that a resilient tongue 35 engages the flange on the opposite long side of the cover. The stamp can easily be removed from the stamp rack by he user tilting the stamp toward himself, whereby the flange on the opposite long side of the cover disengage the tongue 35, whereupon the stamp is moved forward-upward, out of the stamp rack.

The described parking/removing procedure is easily carried out with one hand and needs minor attention to fit the stamp into the stamp rack, since the stamp initially is guided into the right position by that the flange directed toward the user slides along the plane 34 and is guided into the recess for the flange in the rear of the stamp rack. The inclined sides contribute to facilitate putting the stamp into the stamp rack.

The hand stamp set can within the scope of the appended claims be given different shapes, for instance by that the spring means begin at locations in the ends of the pad holder and extend toward the center of the long sides of the pad holder.

  1. Handstempel-Set, das einen Stempel (1) mit einem Halter (3) für ein Stempelkissen (9), einen damit verbundenen ergonomisch geformten Griff (5), der in verschiedene Richtungen ausgerichtet werden kann, eine Abdeckung (4) mit einer nach unten gerichteten Öffnung und einer nach oben gerichteten Führungsbuchse (11), die sich bis in den Griff (5) erstreckt, welche Abdeckung den Halter umschließt, und einen Stempelrahmen (2) aufweist, gekennzeichnet dadurch,

    dass in der Mitte des unteren Abschnitts jeder der Längsseiten des Halters (3), parallel zur Ebene der Längsseiten, Federvorrichtungen (15) befestigt sind, in deren Ende zylinderförmige Verbindungselemente (19) beweglich in Eingriff mit den Unterkanten der Abdeckung sind, wodurch der Halter, wenn sich die Federvorrichtungen in Ruheposition befinden, das Stempelkissen (9), das am Halter befestigt ist, über der Unterkante der Abdeckung hält, wobei der Halter bei Betätigung des Stempels, dem Stempelkissen die Einnahme einer abweichenden Winkelstellung in jede Richtung relativ zur tragenden Ebene der Abdeckung erlaubt,

    dass der Griff (5) mit Hilfe einer biegsamen, nachgebenden Vorrichtung (8) derart abnehmbar mit dem Stempelkissenhalter (3) verbunden ist, dass bei Herunterdrücken des Stempels die biegsame Vorrichtung den Druck der Hand des Bedieners vergleichmäßigt, und

    dass die Unterkanten an vorstehenden Abschnitten (18) der Längsseiten der Abdeckung längliche vorstehende schmale Flansche (26) aufweisen.
  2. Handstempel-Set nach Anspruch 1, gekennzeichnet dadurch,

    dass die Federvorrichtungen (15) im zentralen Abschnitt eine Öffnung aufweisen, und zwar zur Befestigung an Verbindungselementen (14), die von der Mitte der Längsseiten des Stempelkissenhalters (3) aus vorstehen,

    dass sie eine M-Form aufweisen, wobei die Schenkel einen sich vom mittleren Abschnitt aus verringernden Durchmesser aufweisen, bis sie über Radien (16) in nach unten gerichtete Schenkel (17) mit konstantem Durchmesser übergehen, wodurch eine maximale Federlänge erreicht und der größte Biegewiderstand in der Nähe der Öffnung im mittleren Abschnitt erzielt wird, und

    dass die Enden der Schenkel nach außen weisende, zylindrische Verbindungselemente (19) aufweisen, die in Öffnungen (20) in den unteren Ecken der vorstehenden Abschnitte (18) der Abdeckung (4) eingeführt werden.
  3. Handstempel-Set nach Anspruch 1, gekennzeichnet dadurch, dass die biegsame, nachgebende Vorrichtung (8) abnehmbar an einer ersten kegelförmigen Befestigungsvorrichtung (10) an der Oberseite des Stempelkissenhalters (3) und an einer zweiten kegelförmigen Befestigungsvorrichtung (13) befestigt ist, die sich

    von der Innenseite eines oberen Abschnitts (7) des Griffs (5) erstreckt.
  4. Handstempel-Set nach Anspruch 3, gekennzeichnet dadurch, dass die biegsame, nachgebende Vorrichtung (8) eine Schraubenfeder ist.
  1. Hand stamp set comprising a stamp (1) with a pad holder (4) for a stamp pad (5), an ergonomically shaped handle (10) connected thereto, which can be applied in different directions, a cover (8) enclosing the holder with an opening downward and an upward directed guiding sleeve (7) extending into the handle and a stamp rack (3), characterised in that attachments, integrated centrally in the long sides of the pad holder and parallel to the planes of the long sides, extend into resilient legs (23, 24) directed downward and making an angle with the pad holder bottom plane, the ends of which legs are at a distance from each other and extends a little way under the surface of the stamp pad and that the ends of the resilient legs have outwards directed taps (25, 26, 27, 28) which are snapped into oval openings (17, 18, 19, 20) formed at the lower edge of the cover (8) so that the pad holder is movably attached to the cover and lifted into it, wherein the resilient legs permit the pad holder to be pressed down in the cover against the spring force making the stamp pad hit a bed to be stamped on, in that the cover in its lower edges has projecting flanges (21, 22) and in that the handle (10) is detachably fixed to the holder (4) by an element (12).
  2. Hand stamp set according to claim 1, characterised in that the element (12) connecting the handle (10) and the pad holder (4) is bendable and axially resilient and pushed onto fixing means and fixed against stop surfaces (11, 13) at the ends of the fixing means and which element evens the stamping pressure when the stamping pad reaches the bed and make it apply the same pressure at all points even if the cover takes a deviating angle relative the bed.
  3. Hand stamp set according to claim 1, characterised in that the element (12) connecting the handle (10) and the pad holder (4) is a cylinder integrated in and extending from the bottom of the recess of the handle and which mantle has a sufficient number of alternating, radial slots giving optimal flexibility and spring force
  4. Hand stamp set according to claim 1 and 2, characterised in that the rack (3) has a recessed part with a bottom contour corresponding to the outer bottom contour of the cover (8) and a somewhat wider entry contour, an inclined plane (33) turned toward the user for attaching for instance a label or a print, an upwards directed hook (31) projecting along one short side and on the other short side a corresponding recess (32) whereby more racks can be connected together, in that a downward-inward guiding plane (34) extends from the upper edge of the rack and in that opposite the plane a resilient tongue (35) is placed so that when the stamp is parked the flange on the cover (8) directed toward the user, slides along the guiding plane and in between this and the bottom of the rack, whereupon the stamp is tilted forward in the rack so that the flange on the opposite side of the cover is lightly fixed by the resilient tongue (35).
  1. Ensemble formant timbre manuel comportant un timbre (1) muni d'un support (3) pour un tampon de timbre (9), une poignée mise en forme de manière ergonomique (5) connectée à celui-ci, pouvant être appliquée dans différentes directions, un couvercle (4) enfermant le support muni d'une ouverture vers le bas, et un manchon de guidage dirigé vers le haut (11) s'étendant dans la poignée (5) et une baie de timbre (2), caractérisé en ce que,

       dans le milieu de la partie inférieure de chacun des côtés longs du support (3), parallèlement au plan des côtés longs, des moyens formant ressort (15) sont fixés, dans l'extrémité desquels des fiches cylindriques (19) sont en prises de manière mobile avec les bords inférieurs du couvercle, de sorte que le support, lorsque les moyens formant ressort sont dans une position de repos, maintient le tampon de timbre (9), qui est appliqué sur le support, au-dessus du bord inférieur du couvercle, et lorsque le timbre est actionné, permet au tampon de timbre de prendre une position d'angle de déviation dans une direction quelconque par rapport au plan support du couvercle,

       en ce que la poignée (5) est connectée de manière amovible au support (3) de tampon de timbre par des moyens compressibles souples (8), de sorte que lorsque le timbre est appuyé vers le bas, les moyens souples égalisent la pression à partir de la main de l'opérateur, et

       en ce que les bords inférieurs sur des parties faisant saillie (18) des côtés longs du couvercle ont des rebords étroits longitudinaux faisant saillie (26).
  2. Ensemble de timbre manuel selon la revendication 1, caractérisé en ce que,

       les moyens formant ressort (15) ont une ouverture dans la partie centrale devant être appliquée sur des fiches (14) faisant saillie à partir du milieu des côtés longs du support (3) de tampon de timbre,

       en ce qu'ils ont une forme de M où les jambes ont une coupe transversale diminuant à partir de la partie centrale vers une coupe transversale constante via des rayons (16) dans les jambes dirigées vers le bas (17), de sorte qu'une longueur de ressort maximum est obtenue, et la résistance de flexion la plus importante est obtenue à proximité de l'ouverture située dans la partie centrale, et

       en ce que les extrémités des jambes ont des fiches cylindriques faisant saillie vers l'extérieur (19) devant être mises en place dans des ouvertures (20) situées dans les coins inférieurs des parties faisant saillie (18) du couvercle (4).
  3. Ensemble formant timbre manuel selon la revendication 1, caractérisé en ce que

       les moyens compressibles souples (8) sont fixés de manière amovible sur des premiers moyens de fixation coniques (10) situés sur le côté supérieur du support (3) de tampon de timbre, et des seconds moyens de fixation coniques (13) s'étendant à partir de l'intérieur d'une partie supérieure (7) de la poignée (5).
  4. Ensemble formant timbre manuel selon la revendication 3, caractérisé en ce que les moyens compressibles souples (8) sont constitués d'un ressort hélicoïdal.

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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