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Dokumentenidentifikation EP1090779 25.01.2007
EP-Veröffentlichungsnummer 0001090779
Titel Schreibgerät
Anmelder The Pilot Ink Co., Ltd., Nagoya, Aichi, JP
Erfinder Oike, The Pilot Ink Co., Shigeru, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, JP
Vertreter derzeit kein Vertreter bestellt
DE-Aktenzeichen 60032302
Vertragsstaaten DE, FR, GB, IT
Sprache des Dokument EN
EP-Anmeldetag 06.10.2000
EP-Aktenzeichen 001212786
EP-Offenlegungsdatum 11.04.2001
EP date of grant 13.12.2006
Veröffentlichungstag im Patentblatt 25.01.2007
IPC-Hauptklasse B43K 13/00(2006.01)A, F, I, 20051017, B, H, EP
IPC-Nebenklasse B43K 11/00(2006.01)A, L, I, 20051017, B, H, EP   

Beschreibung[en]
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a writing implement. In detail, the invention relates to a writing implement which comprises a shaft barrel storing ink in an interior portion thereof and a plug body (for example, a tail plug or a pen point hold body) removably mounted on one end of the shaft barrel. In the present invention, a term "front" means the pen point side of the writing implement, whereas a term "rear" means the tail plug side thereof. Also, an expression "front surface" means the axial-direction outer surface of the writing implement, whereas an expression "back surface" means the axial-direction inner surface thereof.

2. Description of the Related Art

Conventionally, for example, in Japanese Patent Unexamined Publication No. Hei. 11-48679, there is disclosed a writing implement in which, for the purpose of removing an ink storing body stored into an interior portion of a shaft barrel, a tail plug is removably mounted on an opening formed in a rear end portion of the shaft barrel. Further, between a flange portion of the tail plug and the rear end portion of the shaft barrel, there is formed a groove (a cutaway portion) into which a coin such as a ten-yen coin or a tool can be engaged. By engaging the coin into the groove, the tail plug can be forced open.

Also, in the above-cited publication, there is also disclosed a writing implement in which a pen point hold body including a pen point is removably mounted on an opening formed at a front end portion of a shaft barrel. Between a flange portion of the pen point hold body and the front end portion of the shaft barrel, there is formed a groove (a cutaway portion) similar to the above-mentioned structure.

However, in the above-mentioned conventional writing implements, since the groove for forcible opening is shallow inwardly in a diameter direction thereof, when forcing open the tail plug or pen point hold body, the coin or tool can be inserted into the groove only in a small amount. Namely, the tail plug or pen point hold body cannot be forced open easily; or, a large force is necessary to force open the tail plug or pen point hold body. Therefore, there is a fear that the end portion of the shaft barrel, the flange portion of the tail plug, or the flange portion of the pen point hold body can be damaged.

European patent application EP-A-657 306 describes a writing implement according to the preamble of claim 1.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention aims at solving the problems found in the above-mentioned conventional writing implements. Accordingly, it is an object of the invention to provide a writing implement in which a tail plug or pen point hold body can be easily removed from an end portion of a shaft barrel. Thus the end portion of the shaft barrel, a flange portion of the tail plug, or a flange portion of the pen point hold body can be fully prevented against damage.

A writing implement according to the invention comprises : a shaft barrel storing ink in an interior portion thereof and having an opening at one end portion thereof; and a plug body removably mounted on the opening of the shaft barrel, the plug body comprising: a flange portion provided outwardly in an axial direction of the shaft barrel from the one end of the shaft barrel and a fitting tubular portion fitted with the inner surface of said shaft barrel wherein a forcibly opening groove is formed between one surface of the flange portion and the one end portion of said shaft barrel, wherein said plug body further comprises a connecting portion connecting said fitting tubular portion and said flange portion, characterized in that a space being formed between an outer surface of said connecting portion and the inner surface of the one end portion of said shaft barrel, said space being connected to the forcibly opening groove, so that said forcibly opening groove is formed more deeply inwardly in a diameter direction of said shaft barrel than an inner surface of the one end portion of said shaft barrel (4).

Since the forcibly opening groove is formed more deeply inwardly in the diameter direction of the shaft barrel than the inner surface of one end opening of the shaft barrel, in case where a tool such as a coin is inserted into the groove, the diameter-direction inner end portion of the tool is positioned more deeply than the inner surface of the one end opening of the shaft barrel.

Therefore, in case the diameter-direction outer end portion of the tool is pushed inwardly in the axial direction of the tool with one end portion of the shaft barrel as a fulcrum thereof, the surface of the diameter-direction inner end portion of the tool is pressed against the back surface of the flange portion outwardly in the axial direction thereof. Namely, the plug body can be removed easily from one end opening of the shaft barrel with a slight force. Also, not only by the above-mentioned forcibly opening method, by twisting a tool which is inserted into the groove, the plug body can be removed easily from one end opening of the shaft barrel.

Since the plug body can be removed easily from one end opening of the shaft barrel using the tool, one end portion of the shaft barrel as well as the flange portion of the plug body can be prevented against damage. At the same time, the mutual connection between the shaft barrel and plug body can be strengthened. Therefore, unless a forcibly opening operation is executed using the tool, the plug body cannot be removed easily, which makes it possible to prevent the plug body against removal.

According to the invention, in the writing implement according to the first aspect of the invention, the plug body further comprises: a fitting tubular portion fitted with the inner surface of the shaft barrel; and a connecting portion connecting together the fitting tubular portion and the flange portion, wherein a space is formed between an outer surface of the connecting portion and the inner surface of the one end portion of the shaft barrel, and connected to the forcibly opening groove.

Due to this structure, when removing the plug body using the forcibly opening operation (that is, the pressing operation or twisting operation) of the tool, the space provides an escape space for the plug body with respect to the tool. This makes it possible to prevent the back surface of the diameter-direction inner end portion of the tool from being abutted on one end portion of the fitting tubular portion of the plug body. Also, this makes it possible to separate the shaft barrel and plug body greatly from each other simply by the forcibly opening operation of the tool, so that the removing operation of the plug body can be facilitated further.

Preferably, the plug body may further comprise: a plurality of reinforcing ribs provided on the outer surface of the connecting portion, each of the reinforcing ribs extending in an axial direction of the plug body for connecting together the flange portion and the fitting tubular portion.

Due to this structure, the forcibly opening groove formed between one end portion of the shaft barrel and the flange portion can be positioned between the respective reinforcing ribs. At the same time, in the forcibly opening operation, the flange portion can be prevented from being unstable with respect to the fitting tubular portion, so that the plug body can be removed in a stable manner.

Preferably, the shaft barrel has a pen point at a front end thereof, the plug body is removably mounted on an opening formed at a rear end portion of the shaft barrel, and the flange portion is provided backwardly of the rear end portion of the shaft barrel, wherein the forcibly opening groove is formed between the one surface of the flange portion and the rear end portion of the shaft barrel, the forcibly opening groove being formed more deeply inwardly in the diameter direction of the shaft barrel than an inner surface of the rear end portion of the shaft barrel.

Due to this structure, since the forcibly opening groove is formed more deeply inwardly in the diameter direction of the shaft barrel than the inner surface of the rear end opening of the shaft barrel, in case where the tool such as a coin is inserted into the groove, the inner end portion of the tool can be positioned more deeply than the inner surface of the rear end opening of the shaft barrel.

Therefore, in case where the outer end portion of the tool is pushed forwardly with the rear end portion of the shaft barrel as a fulcrum thereof, the rear surface of the inner end portion of the tool is pressed against the front surface (back surface) of the flange portion backwardly. Namely, the tail plug (plug body) can be easily removed from the rear end opening of the shaft barrel with a slight force. Also, besides the above-mentioned forcibly opening method, using the twisting operation of the tool inserted into the groove, the tail plug can also be easily removed from the rear end opening of the shaft barrel.

Due to the fact that the tail plug 2 can also be easily removed from the rear end opening of the shaft barrel using the tool, the rear end portion of the shaft barrel and the flange portion of the tail plug can be prevented against damage. At the same time, the mutual connection between the shaft barrel and tail plug can be strengthened. Thus, unless a forcibly opening operation is executed using the tool, the tail plug cannot be removed from the shaft barrel easily, which can prevent the tail plug from dropping off the shaft barrel.

Since the tail plug can be mounted into and removed from the rear end opening of the shaft barrel, ink can be replenished into an ink storing body or an ink tank stored within the shaft barrel through the rear end portion of the shaft barrel with the tail plug removed. The ink storing body or ink tank stored within the shaft barrel can be removed from the shaft barrel and can be replaced with new one, or the ink storing body or ink tank removed can be filled with ink again.

Preferably, the space is formed between the outer surface of the connecting portion and the inner surface of the rear end portion of the shaft barrel.

Due to this structure, when removing the tail plug using the forcibly opening operation (that is, the pressing operation or twisting operation) of the tool, the space provides an escape space for the tail plug with respect to the tool. This makes it possible to prevent the front surface of the inner end portion of the tool from being abutted on the rear end portion of the fitting tubular portion of the tail plug. Also, this makes it possible to separate the shaft barrel and tail plug greatly from each other simply by the forcibly opening operation of the tool, so that the removing operation of the tail plug can be facilitated further.

The plug body may further comprise:

  • a plurality of reinforcing ribs provided on the outer surface of the connecting portion, each of the reinforcing ribs extending in an axial direction of the plug body for connecting together the flange portion and the fitting tubular portion.

Due to this structure, the forcibly opening groove formed between the rear end portion of the shaft barrel and the flange portion can be positioned between the respective reinforcing ribs. At the same time, in the forcibly opening operation, the flange portion can be prevented from being unstable with respect to the fitting tubular portion, so that the tail plug can be removed in a stable manner.

Each of the reinforcing ribs may preferably include a stepped portion to be abutted on the rear end portion of the shaft barrel (that is, it may include a stopper function with respect to the rear end portion of the shaft barrel). Due to this, the forcibly opening groove can be positively formed between the flange portion and the rear end portion of the shaft barrel.

Preferably, the plug body is removably mounted in an opening formed at a front end of the shaft barrel and has a pen point, and the flange portion is provided forwardly of the front end portion of the shaft barrel, wherein the forcibly opening groove is formed between the one surface of the flange portion and the front end portion of the shaft barrel, the forcibly opening groove being formed more deeply inwardly in the diameter direction of the shaft barrel than an inner surface of the front end portion of the shaft barrel.

Due to this structure, since the forcibly opening groove is formed more deeply inwardly in the diameter direction of the shaft barrel than the inner surface of the rear end opening of the shaft barrel, in case where the tool such as a coin is inserted into the groove, the inner end portion of the tool can be positioned more deeply than the inner surface of the front end opening of the shaft barrel.

Therefore, in case where the outer end portion of the tool is pushed backwardly with the front end portion of the shaft barrel as a fulcrum thereof, the front surface of the inner end portion of the tool is pressed against the rear surface (back surface) of the flange portion forwardly. Namely, the pen point hold body (plug body) can be easily removed from the front end opening of the shaft barrel with a slight force. Also, besides the above-mentioned forcibly opening method, by twisting the tool which is inserted into the groove, the pen point hold body can also be easily removed from the front end opening of the shaft barrel.

Due to the fact that the pen point hold body can also be easily removed from the front end opening of the shaft barrel using the tool, the front end portion of the shaft barrel and the flange portion of the pen point hold body can be prevented against damage. At the same time, the mutual connection between the shaft barrel and pen point hold body can be strengthened. Thus, unless a forcibly opening operation is executed using the tool, the pen point hold body cannot be removed from the shaft barrel easily, which can prevent the pen point hold body from dropping off the shaft barrel.

Since the pen point hold body can be mounted into and removed from the front end opening of the shaft barrel, ink can be replenished into an ink storing body or an ink tank stored within the shaft barrel through the front end portion of the shaft barrel with the pen point hold body removed. The ink storing body or ink tank stored within the shaft barrel can be removed from the shaft barrel and can be replaced with new one, or the ink storing body or ink tank removed can be filled with ink again.

The writing implement according to the seventh aspect of the invention, may further comprise: a rear plug body remevably mounted in an opening formed at a rear end portion of the shaft barrel, the rear plug body including a rear pen point and a rear flange portion provided backwardly of the rear end portion of the shaft barrel, wherein a rear forcibly opening groove is formed between one surface of the rear flange portion and the rear end portion of the shaft barrel, the rear forcibly opening groove being formed more deeply inwardly in the diameter direction of the shaft barrel than an inner surface of the rear end portion of the shaft barrel.

The space may be formed between the outer surface of the connecting portion and the inner surface of the front end portion of the shaft barrel.

Due to this structure, when removing the pen point hold body using the forcibly opening operation (that is, pressing operation or twisting operation) of the tool, the space provides an escape space for the pen point hold body with respect to the tool. This makes it possible to prevent the rear surface of the inner end portion of the tool from being abutted on the front end portion of the fitting tubular portion of the pen point hold body. Also, this makes it possible to separate the shaft barrel and pen point hold body greatly from each other simply by the forcibly opening operation of the tool, so that the removing operation of the pen point hold body can be facilitated further.

Preferably, the plug body further comprises: a plurality of reinforcing ribs provided on the outer surface of the connecting portion, each of the reinforcing ribs extending in an axial direction of the plug body for connecting together the flange portion and the fitting tubular portion.

Due to this structure, the forcibly opening groove formed between the front end portion of the shaft barrel and the flange portion can be positioned between the respective reinforcing ribs. At the same time, in the forcibly opening operation, the flange portion can be prevented from being unstable with respect to the fitting tubular portion, so that the pen point hold body can be removed in a stable manner.

Each of the reinforcing ribs may preferably include a stepped portion to be abutted on the front end portion of the shaft barrel (that is, it may include a stopper function with respect to the front end portion of the shaft barrel). Due to this, the forcibly opening groove can be positively formed between the flange portion and the front end portion of the shaft barrel.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

  • Fig. 1 is a longitudinal section view of a first embodiment of a writing implement according to the invention;
  • Fig. 2 is a section view taken along the arrow line A-A shown in Fig. 1;
  • Fig. 3 is a section view taken along the arrow line B-B shown in Fig. 1;
  • Fig. 4 is an enlarged view of a portion P shown in Fig. 1;
  • Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a tail plug shown in Fig. 1;
  • Fig. 6 is an enlarged view of the portion P of the rear end portion of the writing implement shown in Fig. 1;
  • Fig. 7 is a longitudinal section view of the main portions of a second embodiment of a writing implement according to the invention; and
  • Fig. 8 is an enlarged view of the front end portion of the writing implement shown in Fig. 7.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Now, description will be given below of the preferred embodiments of a writing implement according to the invention with reference to the accompanying drawings. Figs. 1 to 6 respectively show a first embodiment of a writing implement according to the invention. Figs. 7 and 8 show a second embodiment of a writing implement according to the invention.

[First Embodiment]

Now, description will be given below of the first embodiment (see Figs. 1 to 6).

(Summary of the structure of the first embodiment)

A writing implement 1 comprises a shaft barrel 4 and a tail plug 2. The shaft barrel 4 includes an ink storing body 7 stored in an interior portion thereof and a pen point 8 mounted on a front end portion thereof. The tail plug 2 is removably mounted on an opening formed at a rear end (hereinafter referred to "rear end opening") of the shaft barrel 4.

(Shaft barrel)

The shaft barrel 4 can be formed of synthetic resin (for example, polypropylene) by injection molding. The front end portion of the shaft barrel 4 is reduced in diameter in a tapered manner, while the pen point 8 is held in the tapered front end portion of the shaft barrel 4. Also, the shaft barrel 4 has a tubular portion 43 which is provided on an inner surface of the front end portion of the shaft barrel 4 and encloses the outer periphery of the pen point 8. The tubular portion 43 is formed integral with the inner surface of the shaft barrel 4 and projects therefrom in the axial direction of the shaft barrel 4. A rear end portion of the tubular portion 43 and a front end portion of the ink storing body 7 are abutted on each other in the axial direction of the shaft barrel 4. Further, in the rear end portion of the tubular portion 43, there is formed a notch 43a for ventilation.

Also, the shaft barrel 4 has a plurality of (specifically, three) support ribs 43b which are provided on the rear portion of the tubular portion 43. The support ribs 43b are formed integral with the shaft barrel 4 and extend in the axial direction of the shaft barrel 4. The outer peripheral surface of the front end portion of the ink storing body 7 is pressure contacted with and supported by the support ribs 43b in the diameter direction of the ink storing body 7.

The ink storing body 7 is composed of a worked body of synthetic resin fibers (for example, a bundled body of polyester fibers with its outer periphery coated by a film, or a worked body of thermally welded polyester fibers or a resin worked body). Ink is impregnated into the interior portion of the ink storing body 7. The pen point 8 is a bar-shaped resin worked body of synthetic resin fibers (for example, acrylic fibers or polyester fibers). The rear end portion of the pen point 8 is stuck into and connected to the front end portion of the ink storing body 7.

(Tail plug)

The tail plug 2 can be formed of synthetic resin (for example, polypropylene) by injection molding. The tail plug 2 comprises a bottomed, cylinder-shaped connecting portion 22, a bottomed, cylinder-shaped fitting tubular portion 23 and a disk-shaped flange portion 21. The fitting tubular portion 23 is formed so as to be integral and continuous with the outer peripheral surface of the central portion of the connecting portion 22. The flange portion 21 is formed so as to be integral and continuous with the outer peripheral surface of the rear portion of the connecting portion 22. The front portion of the connecting portion 22 includes a notch for ventilation 22a as well as it touches and supports the rear end portion of the ink storing body 7 in the axial direction thereof.

(Forcibly opening groove)

In a state where the tail plug 2 is mounted on the rear end opening of the shaft barrel 4, the outer periphery of the fitting tubular portion 23 is fitted with the inner surface of the rear end opening of the shaft barrel 4. At the same time, between the front surface of the flange portion 21 and the rear end portion of the shaft barrel 4, there is formed a forcibly opening groove 5 which opens outwardly in the diameter direction thereof. The axial-direction width dimension of the groove 5 may be preferably of 2 mm or less so that an ordinary coin (for example, a ten-yen coin, a hundred-yen coin, and a five-hundred-yen coin) can be used as a tool 9. Also, in order to be able to further facilitate the removal of the tail plug 2, the diameter-direction depth dimension of the groove 5 may be preferably of 3 mm or more inwardly in the diameter direction thereof from the outer peripheral surface of the rear end opening of the shaft barrel 4.

(Airtight fitting portion)

The fitting tubular portion 23 has an annular projection 23a which is provided on the outer peripheral surface of the fitting tubular portion 23. The annular projection 23a is formed integral with the fitting tubular portion 23 and projects therefrom. The shaft barrel 4 has an annular projection 41 which is formed integral with the inner peripheral surface of the rear end opening of the shaft barrel 4. When the tail plug 2 is mounted on the rear end portion of the shaft barrel 4, the annular projection 23a passes over the annular projection 41, so as to be fitted with the annular projection 41. Further, the fitting tubular portion 23 has an annular smooth surface 23b which is provided on the outer peripheral surface of the portion of the fitting tubular portion 23 that is situated in the rear of the annular projection 23a. The shaft barrel 4 has an annular smooth surface 42 which is formed in the rear of the annular projection 41 on the inner peripheral surface of the rear end opening of the shaft barrel 4. The annular smooth surface 23b is pressure contacted and fitted with the annular smooth surface 42. That is, between the outer peripheral surface of the fitting tubular portion 23 and the inner peripheral surface of the rear end opening of the shaft barrel 4, there is formed an airtight fitting portion which consists of the pass-over fitting portion and pressure-contact fitting portion. The fitted state of the airtight fitting portion (that is, the pass-over fitting portion and pressure-contact fitting portion) can be removed by a forcibly opening operation.

(Reinforcing rib)

The tail plug 2 also has a plurality of (here, four) plate-shaped reinforcing ribs 24 which provided on the diameter-direction outer peripheral surface of the portion of the connecting portion 22 between the front surface (back surface) of the flange portion 21 and the bottom wall of the fitting tubular portion 23 (that is, the rear end portion of the fitting tubular portion 23). The plate-shaped reinforcing ribs 24 are radially formed integral with the present outer peripheral surface. The flange portion 21 and the bottom wall of fitting tubular portion 23 can be connected together by the reinforcing ribs 24, which makes it possible to prevent the flange portion 21 from being unstable in the forcibly opening operation.

Each of the reinforcing ribs 24 includes, in the rear end portion thereof, a stepped portion 24a having an outside diameter larger than the inside diameter of the rear end opening of the shaft barrel 4. Specifically, when the tail plug 2 is mounted on the rear end opening of the shaft barrel 4, the stepped portion 24a is abutted on the rear end portion of the shaft barrel 4. Namely, the groove 5 can be positively formed so as to have a width dimension which allows the tool 9 such as a coin to be inserted into the groove 5. Also, the portion of the reinforcing rib 24 that is located in front of the stepped portion 24a is kept away from contact with the inner surface of the rear end opening of the shaft barrel 4 and is stored into the interior portion of the rear end opening of the shaft barrel 4.

The distance between the flange portion 21 and the bottom wall of the fitting tubular portion 23 (that is, the axial-direction length of the reinforcing rib 24) is set larger than the width dimension of the groove 5 (that is, the axial-direction length of the stepped portion 24a). Due to this distance setting, there can be formed a space 6 which provides an escape space for the tail plug 2 with respect to the tool 9 in the forcibly opening operation. This makes it possible to prevent the front surface of the inner end portion of the tool 9 from being abutted on the bottom wall of the fitting tubular portion 23 of the tail plug 2. Therefore the shaft barrel 4 and tail plug 2 can be separated greatly from each other simply by the forcibly opening operation of the tool 9.

(Second Embodiment)

Now, description will be given below of a second embodiment of a writing implement according to the invention. (see Figs. 7 and 8).

(Summary of the structure of the second embodiment)

A writing implement 1 comprises a shaft barrel 4 (which, similarly to the first embodiment, is an injection-molded body of synthetic resin) and a pen point hold body 3. The shaft barrel 4 stores an ink storing body 7 (which, similarly to the first embodiment, is a worked body of synthetic resin fibers) in the interior portion thereof. The pen point hold body 3 is removably mounted on an opening formed at the front end (hereinafter referred to "front end opening") of the shaft barrel 4 and includes a pen point 8 (which, similarly to the first embodiment, is a bar-shaped resin worked body of synthetic resin).

(Pen point hold body)

The pen point hold body 3 can be formed of synthetic resin (for example, polypropylene) by injection molding. The pen point hold body 3 comprises a cylindrical-shaped connecting portion 32, a disk-shaped flange portion 31 and a bottomed, cylindrical-shaped fitting tubular portion 33. The connecting portion 32 holds the outer surface of the pen point 8. The flange portion 31 is disposed on the outer peripheral surface of the front portion of the connecting portion 32 in such a manner that it is formed so as to be integral and continuous with the present outer peripheral surface. The fitting tubular portion 33 is disposed on the outer peripheral surface of the rear end portion of the connecting portion 32 in such a manner that it is formed so as to be integral and continuous with the present outer peripheral surface. The rear end portion of the connecting portion 32 not only includes a notch 32a for ventilation but also can be abutted on the front end portion of the ink storing body 7 in the axial direction thereof to thereby support the same.

(Forcibly opening groove)

In a state where the pen point hold body 3 is mounted on the front end opening of the shaft barrel 4, the outer periphery of the fitting tubular portion 33 is fitted with the inner surface of the front end opening of the shaft barrel 4. At the same time, between the rear surface of the flange portion 31 and the front end portion of the shaft barrel 4, there is formed a forcibly opening groove 5' which opens outwardly in the diameter direction thereof. The width dimension of the groove 5' may be preferably of 2 mm or less so that an ordinary coin (for example, a ten-yen coin, a hundred-yen coin, and a five-hundred-yen coin) can be used as a tool 9. Also, in order to be able to further facilitate the removal of the pen point hold body 3, the diameter-direction depth dimension of the groove 5' may be preferably of 3 mm or more inwardly in the diameter direction thereof from the outer peripheral surface of the front end opening of the shaft barrel 4.

(Airtight fitting portion)

The fitting tubular portion 33 has an annular projection 33a which is provided on the outer peripheral surface of the fitting tubular portion 33. The annular projection 33a is formed integral with the fitting tubular portion 33 and projects therefrom. The shaft barrel 4 has an annular projection 41 which is formed integral with the inner peripheral surface of the front end opening of the shaft barrel 4. When the pen point hold body 3 is mounted on the front end portion of the shaft barrel 4, the annular projection 33a passes over the annular projection 41, so as to be fitted with the annular projection 41. Further, the pen point hold body 3 has an annular smooth surface 33b which is provided on the outer peripheral surface of the portion of the fitting tubular portion 33 that is situated in the front of the annular projection 33a. The shaft barrel 4 has an annular smooth surface 42 which is formed in front of the annular projection 41 on the inner peripheral surface of the front end opening of the shaft barrel 4. The annular smooth surface 33b is pressure contacted and fitted with the annular smooth surface 42. That is, similarly to the first embodiment, between the outer peripheral surface of the fitting tubular portion 33 and the inner peripheral surface of the front end opening of the shaft barrel 4, there is formed an airtight fitting portion which consists of the pass-over fitting portion and pressure-contact fitting portion. The fitted state of the airtight fitting portion (that is, the pass-over fitting portion and pressure-contact fitting portion) can be removed by a forcibly opening operation.

(Reinforcing rib)

The pen point hold body 3, similarly to the first embodiment, has a plurality of (here, four) plate-shaped reinforcing ribs 34 which are provided on the diameter-direction outer peripheral surface of the portion of the connecting portion 32 between the rear surface (back surface) of the flange portion 31 and the bottom wall of the fitting tubular portion 33 (that is, the front end portion of the fitting tubular portion 33). The plate-shaped reinforcing ribs 34 are radially formed integral with the present outer peripheral surface. The flange portion 31 and the bottom wall of the fitting tubular portion 33 can be connected together by the reinforcing ribs 34, which makes it possible to prevent the flange portion 31 from being unstable in the forcibly opening operation.

Each of the reinforcing ribs 34 includes, in the front end portion thereof, a stepped portion 34a having an outside diameter larger than the inside diameter of the front end opening of the shaft barrel 4. Specifically, when the pen point hold body 3 is mounted on the front end opening of the shaft barrel 4, the stepped portion 34a is abutted on the front end portion of the shaft barrel 4. Namely, the groove 5' can be positively formed so as to have a width dimension which allows the tool 9 such as a coin to be inserted into the groove 5'. Also, the portion of the reinforcing rib 34 that is located in the rear of the stepped portion 34a is kept away from contact with the inner surface of the front end opening of the shaft barrel 4 and is stored into the interior portion of the front end opening of the shaft barrel 4.

The distance between the flange portion 31 and the bottom wall of the fitting tubular portion 33 (that is, the axial-direction length of the reinforcing rib 34) is set larger than the width dimension of the groove 5' (that is, the axial-direction length of the stepped portion 34a). Due to such distance setting, there can be formed a space 6' which provides an escape space for the pen point hold body 3 with respect to the tool 9 in the forcibly opening operation. This makes it possible to prevent the rear surface of the inner end portion of the tool 9 from being abutted on the bottom wall of the fitting tubular portion 33 of the pen point hold body 3, and therefore the shaft barrel 4 and pen point hold body 3 can be separated greatly from each other simply by the forcibly opening operation of the tool 9.

(Others)

In the writing implement 1 according to the first embodiment, the tail plug 2 may be replaced with the pen point hold body 3 according to the second embodiment. Also, writing implement 1 according to the second embodiment, may have another pen point hold body removably mounted on the opening formed at the rear end of the shaft barrel. That is, the writing implement 1 may be a two-head-type writing implement which includes two pen points in the two ends thereof.

As the above-mentioned pen point 8, there can be used other bodies than the fiber worked body; for example, a pen body formed of synthetic resin by extrusion molding, a ball-point pen tip, a pipe-shaped pen body, a plate-shaped pen body including a slit in the front end thereof, a writing brush body, and a porous pen body.


Anspruch[de]
Schreibgerät (1) mit: einem Zylinderschaft (4), in dessen Innerem Tinte gespeichert ist und der an einem seiner Endbereiche eine Öffnung hat, und einem Stopfenkörper (2, 3), der lösbar an der Öffnung des Zylinderschafts (4) angebracht ist und einen Flanschbereich (21, 31) aufweist, der auswärts in einer axialen Richtung des Zylinderschafts (4) von dem einen Endbereich des Zylinderschafts (4) aus vorgesehen ist, und einen röhrenförmigen Passbereich, der mit der inneren Oberfläche des Zylinderschafts (4) zusammenpasst, wobei eine Zwangsöffnungsnut (5, 5') zwischen einer Oberfläche des Flanschbereichs (21, 31) und dem einen Endbereich des Zylinderschafts (4) ausgebildet ist, und

wobei der Stopfenkörper (2, 3) außerdem einen Anschlussbereich (22, 32) aufweist, der den besagten röhrenförmigen Passbereich (23, 33) und den besagten Flanschbereich (21, 31) verbindet,

dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass ein Raum (6, 6') zwischen einer äußeren Oberfläche des Anschlussbereichs (22, 32) und der inneren Oberfläche des einen Endbereichs des Zylinderschafts (4) ausgebildet ist, welcher Raum mit der Zwangsöffnungsnut (5, 5') verbunden ist, so dass die besagte Zwangsöffnungsnut (5, 5') tiefer einwärts in einer Durchmesserrichtung des Zylinderschafts (4) ausgebildet ist als eine innere Oberfläche des einen Endbereichs des Zylinderschafts (4).
Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 1, bei welchem der Stopfenkörper (2, 3) weiter mehrere Verstärkungsrippen (24, 34) aufweist, die an der äußeren Oberfläche des Anschlussbereichs (22, 32) vorgesehen sind, wobei jede dieser Verstärkungsrippen (24, 34) sich in einer axialen Richtung des Stopfenkörpers (2, 3) erstreckt, um den Flanschbereich (21, 31) und den besagten röhrenförmigen Passbereich (23, 33) zu verbinden. Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 1, bei welchem der Zylinderschaft (4) eine Stiftspitze (8) an seinem vorderen Ende hat, der Stopfenkörper (2) lösbar an einer Öffnung angebracht ist, die bei einem hinteren Endbereich des Zylinderschafts (4) ausgebildet ist, und der Flanschbereich hinter dem hinteren Endbereich des Zylinderschafts (4) vorgesehen ist, wobei die Zwangsöffnungsnut (5, 5') zwischen der einen Oberfläche des Flanschbereichs (21, 31) und dem hinteren Endbereich des Zylinderschafts (4) ausgebildet ist, welche Zwangsöffnungsnut (5, 5') tiefer einwärts in Richtung des Durchmessers des Zylinderschafts (4) ausgebildet ist als eine innere Oberfläche des hinteren Endbereichs des Zylinderschafts (4). Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 3, bei welchem der Raum (6, 6') zwischen der äußeren Oberfläche des Anschlussbereichs (22, 32) und der inneren Oberfläche des hinteren Endbereichs des Zylinderschafts (4) ausgebildet ist. Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 4, wobei der Stopfenkörper (2) außerdem mehrere Verstärkungsrippen (24) aufweist, die an der äußeren Oberfläche des Anschlussbereichs (22, 32) vorgesehen sind, wobei sich jede dieser Verstärkungsrippen (24) in einer axialen Richtung des Stopfenkörpers (2) erstreckt, um den Flanschbereich (21) mit dem röhrenförmigen Passbereich (23) zu verbinden. Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 1, bei welchem der Stopfenkörper (3) lösbar in einer Öffnung angebracht ist, welche bei einem vorderen Ende des Zylinderschafts (4) ausgebildet ist, und er eine Stiftspitze (8) hat, und der Flanschbereich (31) vor dem vorderen Endbereich des Zylinderschafts (4) vorgesehen ist, wobei die Zwangsöffnungsnut (5') zwischen der einen Oberfläche des Flanschbereichs (31) und dem vorderen Endbereich des Zylinderschafts (4) ausgebildet ist, welche Zwangsöffnungsnut (5') tiefer einwärts in Richtung des Durchmessers des Zylinderschafts (4) ausgebildet ist als eine innere Oberfläche des vorderen Endbereichs des Zylinderschafts (4). Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 6, bei welchem der Raum (6') zwischen der äußeren Oberfläche des Anschlussbereichs (32) und der inneren Oberfläche des vorderen Endbereichs des Zylinderschafts (4) ausgebildet ist. Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 7, bei welchem der Stopfenkörper (3) weiter mehrere Verstärkungsrippen (34) aufweist, die an der äußeren Oberfläche des Anschlussbereichs (32) vorgesehen sind, wobei jede dieser Verstärkungsrippen (34) sich in einer axialen Richtung des Stopfenkörpers (3) erstreckt, um den Flanschbereich (31) mit dem röhrenförmigen Passbereich (33) zu verbinden. Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 1, bei welchem eine Breite der Zwangsöffnungsnut (5, 5') in der axialen Richtung höchstens 2 mm beträgt. Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 1, bei welchem eine Tiefe der Zwangsöffnungsnut (5, 5') in Richtung des Durchmessers von der äußeren Oberfläche des einen Endbereichs des Zylinderschafts (4) aus einwärts in der Richtung des Durchmessers des Zylinderschafts (4) mindestens 3 mm beträgt. Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 2, bei welchem jede der besagten Verstärkungsrippen (24, 34) einen gestuften Bereich hat, der mit dem einen Endbereich des Zylinderschafts (4) in Berührung steht. Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 6, weiter mit einem hinteren Stopfenkörper (3), der lösbar in einer Öffnung angebracht ist, welche bei einem hinteren Endbereich des Zylinderschafts (4) ausgebildet ist, wobei der hintere Stopfenkörper (3) eine hintere Stiftspitze (8) beinhaltet und einen hinteren Flanschbereich (31), der hinter dem hinteren Endbereich des Zylinderschafts (4) vorgesehen ist; wobei eine hintere Zwangsöffnungsnut zwischen einer Oberfläche des hinteren Flanschbereichs (31) und dem hinteren Endbereich des Zylinderschafts (4) ausgebildet ist, welche hintere Zwangsöffnungsnut (5') tiefer einwärts in Richtung des Durchmessers des Zylinderschafts (4) ausgebildet ist als eine innere Oberfläche des hinteren Endbereichs des Zylinderschafts (4). Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 1, bei welchem der röhrenförmige Passbereich (23, 33) einen ringförmigen Vorsprung (23a, 33a) hat, der integral damit ausgebildet ist und von ihm hervorsteht, und eine ringförmige glatte Oberfläche (23b, 33b), wobei der ringförmige Vorsprung (23a, 33a) und die besagte ringförmige besagte Oberfläche (23b, 33b) an einer äußeren Umfangsfläche des besagten röhrenförmigen Passbereichs (23, 33) vorgesehen sind. Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 5, bei welchem jede der besagten Verstärkungsrippen (24) einen gestuften Bereich (24a) hat, der mit dem hinteren Endbereich des Zylinderschafts (4) in Berührung steht. Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 8, bei welchem jede der besagten Verstärkungsrippen (34) einen gestuften Bereich (34a) hat, der mit dem vorderen Endbereich des Zylinderschafts (4) in Berührung steht. Schreibgerät (1) nach Anspruch 6, bei welchem der Zylinderschaft (4) eine hintere Stiftspitze (8) an seinem hinteren Ende hat.
Anspruch[en]
A writing implement (1) comprising: a shaft barrel (4) storing ink in an interior portion thereof and having an opening at one end portion thereof, and a plug body (2, 3) removably mounted on the opening of said shaft barrel (4), said plug body (2, 3) comprising a flange portion (21, 31) provided outwardly in an axial direction of said shaft barrel (4) from the one end portion of said shaft barrel (4), and a fitting tubular portion fitted with the inner surface of said shaft barrel (4), wherein a forcibly opening groove (5, 5') is formed between one surface of the flange portion (21, 31) and the one end portion of said shaft barrel (4),

wherein said plug body (2, 3) further comprises a connecting portion (22, 32) connecting said fitting tubular portion (23, 33) and said flange portion (21, 31), characterized in that a space (6, 6') is formed between an outer surface of said connecting portion (22, 32) and the inner surface of the one end portion of said shaft barrel (4), said space being connected to the forcibly opening groove (5, 5'), so that said forcibly opening groove (5, 5') is formed more deeply inwardly in a diameter direction of said shaft barrel (4) than an inner surface of the one end portion of said shaft barrel (4).
The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 1, wherein said plug body (2, 3) further comprises: a plurality of reinforcing ribs (24, 34) provided on the outer surface of said connecting portion (22, 32), each of said reinforcing ribs (24, 34) extending, in an axial direction of said plug body (2, 3) for connecting together said flange portion (21, 31) and said fitting tubular portion (23, 33). The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 1, wherein said shaft barrel (4) has a pen point (8) at a front end thereof, said plug body (2) is removably mounted on an opening formed at a rear end portion of said shaft barrel (4), and said flange portion is provided backwardly of the rear end portion of said shaft barrel (4), wherein said forcibly opening groove (5, 5') is formed between the one surface of said flange portion (21, 31) and the rear end portion of said shaft barrel (4), said forcibly opening groove (5, 5') being formed more deeply inwardly in the diameter direction of said shaft barrel (4) than an inner surface of the rear end portion of said shaft barrel (4). The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 3, wherein said space (6, 6') is formed between the outer surface of said connecting portion (22, 32) and the inner surface of the rear end portion of said shaft barrel (4). The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 4, said plug body (2) further comprises: a plurality of reinforcing ribs (24) provided on the outer surface of said connecting portion (22, 32), each of said reinforcing ribs (24) extending in an axial direction of said plug body (2) for connecting together said flange portion (21) and said fitting tubular portion (23). The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 1, wherein said plug body (3) is removably mounted in an opening formed at a front end of said shaft barrel (4) and has a pen point (8), and said flange portion (31) is provided forwardly of the front end portion of said shaft barrel (4), wherein said forcibly opening groove (5') is formed between the one surface of said flange portion (31) and the front end portion of said shaft barrel (4), said forcibly opening groove (5') being formed more deeply inwardly in the diameter direction of said shaft barrel (4) than an inner surface of the front end portion of said shaft barrel (4). The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 6, wherein said space (6') is formed between the outer surface of said connecting portion (32) and the inner surface of the front end portion of said shaft barrel (4). The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 7, said plug body (3) further comprises: a plurality of reinforcing ribs (34) provided on the outer surface of said connecting portion (32), each of said reinforcing ribs (34) extending in an axial direction of said plug body (3) for connecting together said flange portion (31) and said fitting tubular portion (33). The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 1, wherein an axial-direction width dimension of said forcibly opening groove (5, 5') is set at 2 mm or less. The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 1, wherein a diameter-direction depth dimension of said forcibly opening groove (5, 5') is set at 3 mm or more inwardly in the diameter direction of said shaft barrel (4) from the outer surface of the one end portion of said shaft barrel (4). The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 2, wherein each of said reinforcing ribs (24, 34) has a stepped portion contacting with the one end portion of said shaft barrel (4). The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 6, further comprising: a rear plug body (3) removably mounted in an opening formed at a rear end portion of said shaft barrel (4), said rear plug body (3) including a rear pen point (8) and a rear flange portion (31) provided backwardly of the rear end portion of said shaft barrel (4), wherein a rear forcibly opening groove is formed between one surface of said rear flange portion (31) and the rear end portion of said shaft barrel (4), said rear forcibly opening groove (5') being formed more deeply inwardly in the diameter direction of said shaft barrel (4) than an inner surface of the rear end portion of said shaft barrel (4). The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 1, wherein said fitting tubular portion (23, 33) has an annular projection (23a, 33a) formed integral therewith and projects therefrom and an annular smooth surface (23b, 33b), said annular projection(23a, 33a) and said annular smooth surface (23b, 33b) being provided on an outer peripheral surface of said fitting tubular portion (23, 33). The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 5, wherein each of said reinforcing ribs (24) has a stepped portion (24a) contacting with the rear end portion of said shaft barrel (4). The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 8, wherein each of said reinforcing ribs (34) has a stepped portion (34a) contacting with the front end portion of said shaft barrel (4). The writing implement (1) as set forth in claim 6, wherein said shaft barrel (4) has a rear pen point (8) at a rear end thereof.
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Instrument d'écriture (1) comprenant : un corps cylindrique (4) stockant l'encre dans sa partie intérieure et ayant une ouverture au niveau de sa partie d'extrémité, et un corps formant bouchon (2, 3) monté de manière amovible sur l'ouverture dudit corps cylindrique (4), ledit corps formant bouchon (2, 3) comprenant une partie de rebord (21, 31) prévue à l'extérieur dans une direction axiale dudit corps cylindrique (4) à partir d'une partie d'extrémité dudit corps cylindrique (4), et une partie tubulaire de montage montée avec la surface interne dudit corps cylindrique (4), dans lequel une rainure s'ouvrant de force (5, 5') est formée entre une surface de la partie de rebord (21, 31) et la partie d'extrémité dudit corps cylindrique (4), dans lequel ledit corps formant bouchon (2, 3) comprend en outre une partie de raccordement (22, 32) raccordant ladite partie tubulaire de montage (23, 33) et ladite partie de rebord (21, 31) caractérisée en ce qu'un espace (6, 6') est formé entre une surface externe de ladite partie de raccordement (22, 32) et la surface interne de la partie d'extrémité dudit corps cylindrique (4), ledit espace étant raccordé à la rainure s'ouvrant de force (5, 5'), de sorte que ladite rainure s'ouvrant de force (5, 5') est formée de manière plus profonde à l'intérieur dans une direction de diamètre dudit corps cylindrique (4) qu'une surface interne de la partie d'extrémité dudit corps cylindrique (4). Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel ledit corps formant bouchon (2, 3) comprend en outre : une pluralité de nervures de renforcement (24, 34) prévues sur la surface externe de ladite partie de raccordement (22, 32), chacune desdites nervures de renforcement (24, 34) s'étendant dans une direction axiale dudit corps formant bouchon (2, 3) pour raccorder ensemble ladite partie de rebord (21, 31) et ladite partie tubulaire de montage (23, 33). Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel ledit corps cylindrique (4) a une pointe de stylo (8) au niveau de son extrémité avant, ledit corps formant bouchon (2) est monté de manière amovible sur ladite ouverture formée au niveau d'une partie d'extrémité arrière dudit corps cylindrique (4), et ladite partie de rebord est prévue vers l'arrière de la partie d'extrémité arrière dudit corps cylindrique (4), dans lequel ladite rainure s'ouvrant de force (5, 5') est formée entre la surface de ladite partie de rebord (21, 31) et la partie d'extrémité arrière dudit corps cylindrique (4), ladite rainure s'ouvrant de force (5, 5') étant formée de manière plus profonde vers l'intérieur dans la direction du diamètre dudit corps cylindrique (4) qu'une surface interne de la partie d'extrémité arrière dudit corps cylindrique (4). Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 3, dans lequel ledit espace (6, 6') est formé entre la surface externe de ladite partie de raccordement (22, 32) et la surface interne de la partie d'extrémité arrière dudit corps cylindrique (4). Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 4, ledit corps formant bouchon (2) comprend en outre : une pluralité de nervures de renforcement (24) prévues sur la surface externe de ladite partie de raccordement (22, 32), chacune desdites nervures de renforcement (24) s'étendant dans une direction axiale dudit corps formant bouchon (2) pour raccorder ensemble ladite partie de rebord (21) et ladite partie tubulaire de montage (23). Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel ledit corps formant bouchon (3) est monté de manière amovible dans une ouverture formée au niveau d'une extrémité avant dudit corps cylindrique (4) et ayant une pointe de stylo (8), et ladite partie de rebord (31) est prévue vers l'avant de la partie d'extrémité avant dudit corps cylindrique (4), dans lequel ladite rainure s'ouvrant de force (5') est formée entre la surface de ladite partie de rebord (31) et la partie d'extrémité avant dudit corps cylindrique (4), ladite rainure s'ouvrant de force (5') étant formée de manière plus profonde vers l'intérieur dans la direction du diamètre dudit corps cylindrique (4) qu'une surface interne de la partie d'extrémité avant dudit corps cylindrique (4). Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 6, dans lequel ledit espace (6') est formé entre la surface externe de ladite partie de raccordement (32) et la surface interne de la partie d'extrémité avant dudit corps cylindrique (4). Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 7, ledit corps formant bouchon (3) comprend en outre : une pluralité de nervures de renforcement (34) prévues sur la surface externe de ladite partie de raccordement (32), chacune desdites nervures de renforcement (34) s'étendant dans une direction axiale dudit corps formant bouchon (3) pour raccorder ensemble ladite partie de rebord (31) et ladite partie tubulaire de montage (33). Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel une dimension de largeur dans la direction axiale de ladite rainure s'ouvrant de force (5, 5') est déterminée à 2 mm ou moins. Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel une dimension d'épaisseur dans le sens du diamètre de ladite rainure s'ouvrant de force (5, 5') est déterminée à 3 mm ou plus vers l'intérieur dans la direction du diamètre dudit corps cylindrique (4) à partir de la surface externe de la partie d'extrémité dudit corps cylindrique (4). Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 2, dans lequel chacune desdites nervures de renforcement (24, 34) a une partie étagée en contact avec la partie d'extrémité dudit corps cylindrique (4). Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 6, comprenant en outre : un corps formant bouchon arrière (3) monté de manière amovible dans une ouverture formée au niveau de la partie d'extrémité arrière dudit corps cylindrique (4), ledit corps formant bouchon arrière (3) comprenant une pointe de stylo arrière (8) et une partie de rebord arrière (31) prévue vers l'arrière de la partie d'extrémité arrière dudit corps cylindrique (4), dans lequel une rainure s'ouvrant de force arrière est formée entre une surface de ladite partie de rebord arrière (31) et la partie d'extrémité arrière dudit corps cylindrique (4), ladite rainure s'ouvrant de force arrière (5') étant formée de manière plus profonde vers l'intérieur dans la direction du diamètre dudit corps cylindrique (4) qu'une surface interne de la partie d'extrémité arrière dudit corps cylindrique (4). Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel ladite partie tubulaire de montage (23, 33) a une saillie annulaire (23a, 33a) formée de manière solidaire avec celle-ci et fait saillie à partir de celle-ci et une surface annulaire lisse (23b, 33b), ladite saillie annulaire (23a, 33a) et ladite surface annulaire lisse (23b, 33b) étant prévues sur une surface périphérique externe de ladite partie tubulaire de montage (23, 33). Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 5, dans lequel chacune desdites nervures de renforcement (24) a une partie étagée (24a) en contact avec la partie d'extrémité arrière dudit corps cylindrique (4). Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 8, dans lequel chacune desdites nervures de renforcement (34) a une partie étagée (34a) en contact avec la partie d'extrémité avant dudit corps cylindrique (4). Instrument d'écriture (1) selon la revendication 6, dans lequel ledit corps cylindrique (4) a une pointe de stylo arrière (8) au niveau de son extrémité arrière.






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