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Publication numberUS3701605 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 31, 1972
Filing dateMay 3, 1971
Priority dateMay 6, 1970
Also published asCA925763A, CA925763A1
Publication numberUS 3701605 A, US 3701605A, US-A-3701605, US3701605 A, US3701605A
InventorsYoshio Morishima
Original AssigneeRyoji Shibata, Zenzaburo Shibata
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filing implement
US 3701605 A
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wmazium ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,701,605 FILING IMPLEMENT Yoshio Morishima, Osaka, Japan, assignor to Ryoji Shibata, and Zenzaburo Shibata, both of Osaka, Japan Filed May 3, 1971, Ser. No. 139,450 Claims priority, application Japan, May 6, 1970, 45/ 44,219 Int. Cl. B42f 3/04 US. Cl. 402-58 8 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A filing implement for use in filing a pile of mounts in an album or the like, enabling to increase the number of the piled mounts by consecutively increasing elements of said filing implement inserted through each penetration bore provided in the piled mounts of the album, a coupling element, an extension element, and a base element which last comes undermost being detachably coupled together and inserted through each penetration bore of the filed mounts from the bottom thereof, a filing element being fitted from the top of said penetration bore thereby detachably coupling said filing element with the extension element, said pile of mounts being retentively secured between a flange provided on the base element and a flange provided on the filing element respectively, each of said elements being integrally and retentively coupled together by fitting a lock pin into the filing element, the length of the filing implement being increased, if necessary, by coupling a plurality of extension elements alone among all the component elements of the filing implement thereby enabling to increase the number of the piled mounts.

This invention relates to a filing implement for use in filing a pile of mounts in an album or the like.

In an ordinary album available in the market, a predetermined number of mounts are filed therein, not allowing to file additional mounts afterwards thereby making it inevitable to buy a new album when said album becomes full.

A first object of this invention is to provide a filing implement that is detachable from the pile of the mounts of an album, the length of said filing implement being adjustable by a coupling system thereby enabling to increase or decrease the number of the piled mounts of the album.

A second object of this invention is to provide a filing implement having a remarkably great resistance to bending stress since each element thereof consists of a polycarbonate resin material, thereby preventing dislocation of the coupling sections that may otherwise be caused by bending stress.

A third object of this invention is to provide filing implement enabling to increase, if necessary, the length of said implement by preparing a plurality of extension elements alone, since it is so adapted that such elongation is feasible by coupling a plurality of extension elements alone among all the component elements of said filing implement.

These and other objects are accomplished by the parts, improvements, combinations and arrangements comprising the invention, a preferred embodiment of which is shown by way of example in the accompanying drawings, and herein described in detail. Various modifications and changes in details of construction are comprehended within the scope of the appended claims.

This invention consists in a filing implement for use in filing a pile of mounts in an album or the like, enabling to increase the number of the piled mounts by consecutively coupling additional elements of said implement inserted through each penetration bore provided in the piled mounts, a coupling element, an extension element, and a base element which last comes undermost being detachably coupled together for inserting from the bottom of each penetration bore of the piled mounts, a filing element being fiitted from the top of said penetration bore thereby detachably coupling said filing element with the extension element, the pile of the mounts being retentively secured between respective flanges provided on the filing element and the base element, a lock pin being fitted into the filing element thereby integrally and retentively securing each element, the filing implement being elongated, if necessary, by coupling a plurality of extension elements alone thereby enabling to increase the number of the piled mounts of the album.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a an album wherein is used the filing implement of this invention.

FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken alonge the line 'IIII in FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of the filing implement wherein each element is coupled together.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of each dismantled element of the filing implement.

FIG. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view of a base element positioned at the lowest end of the filing implement.

FIG. 6 is a plan view of the base element of the filing implement.

FIG. 7 is a longitudinal sectional view of a coupling element of the filing implement.

FIG. 8 is a longitudinal sectional view of the coupling element in FIG. 7 taken after rotating it by degrees.

FIG. 9 is a plan view of the underside of the coupling element.

'FIG. 10 is a longitudinal sectional view of an extension element.

FIG. 11 is a longitudinal sectional view of the extension element in FIG. 10 taken after rotating it by 90 degrees.

FIG. 12 is a plan view of the undersde of the extension element.

FIG. 13 is a longitudinal sectional view of a filing element.

FIG. 14 is a longitudinal sectional view of the filing element in FIG. 13 taken after rotating it by 90 degrees.

FIG. 15 is a plan view of the underside of the filing element.

The filing implement A of this invention is for use in filing a pile of mounts D by coupling each component element of said filing implement and inserting it through each of several penetration bores C provided at one end of the album B.

The filing implement A has a base element 11 at the lowest end thereof as shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, said base element 11 comprising a base plate 12 and a cylindrical member 13 integrally formed thereon, said base plate 12 being provided with a flange 14, the base element 11 being retentively secured by locking said flange 14- to the peripheral surface at the lowest end of each penetration bore C of the album. Said cylindrical member 13 is provided with a pair of penetration bores 15 in each confronting position, the internal wall of said cylindrical member 13 being provided with a pair of guide grooves 16 axially and downwardly extending from the upper end of said wall beyond said penetration bores 15.

The coupling element 2 1 for coupling with the base element 11 of the filing implement by inserting it into the cylindrical member 13' of said base element 11 is provided with a first cylindrical insertion member 22 in the lower part thereof as shown in FIGS. 7 to 9, said cylindrical insertion member 22 being integrally and outwardly extended by providing a shoulder 23' so that a second cylindrical member having the identical diameter with that of the cylindrical member :13 of the base element 11 may be integrally formed.

A cut groove 25 is provided in each confronting position on the first cylindrical insertion member 22 so that a protruding element 26 may be formed, a projection 27 being provided on each said protruding element 26. Each said projection 27 engages with each penetration bore 15 of the base element 11 of the filing implement. The second cylindrical member 24 is provided with a pair of penetration bores 28 in each confronting position, on the internal wall thereof being provided a pair of guide grooves 29 axially and downwardly extending from the upper end thereof beyond said penetration bores 28 respectively.

The extension element 31 coupling with the upper cylindrical member 24 of the aforementioned coupling element 21 is provided with a shaft-like insertion member 32 in its lower part as shown in FIGS. to 12, said shaft-like insertion member 32 fitting into the cylindrical insertion member 22 located in the lower part of the coupling element 21.

Above the shaft-like insertion member 32 is integrally formed a first cylindrical insertion member 34 which is outwardly expanded by providing a shoulder 33, above said first cylindrical insertion member 34 being integrally formed a second cylindrical member 36' by providing another shoulder 35 so that its external diameter may be greater than that of the first cylindrical insertion member 34.

The aforementioned first cylindrical insertion member 34 is capable of fitting into the second cylindrical member 24 of the coupling element 21, the second cylindrical member 36 of the extension element 31 having the identical external diameter with that of the base element 11 and that of the second cylindrical member 24 of the coupling element 21.

The aforementioned first cylindrical insertion member 34 is provided with a pair of cut grooves 37 in each confronting position so as to form a protruding element 38 respectively, a projection 39 being provided on each said protruding element 38. Each said projection 39 engages with each penetration bore 28 of the coupling element 21.

A pair of penetration bores 40 are provided on the second cylindrical member 36 in each confronting position, on the internal wall thereof being provided a pair of guide grooves 41 axially and downwardly extending from the upper end of said wall beyond the penetration bores 40 respectively.

The filing element 51 coupling with the aforementioned extension element 31 by fitting into the second cylindrical member 36 thereof is provided with a cylindrical insention member 52 in its lower part as shown in FIGS. 13 to 15, an outwardly extending flange '53 being provided at the upper end ofsaid cylindrical insertion member 52, a pair of protruding element 55 being provided on said cylindrical insertion member 52 by forming a pair of cut grooves '54 in each confronting position, a projection 56 being provided on each said protruding element '55. Each said projection 56 engages with each penetration bore 40 of the extension element 31.

The numeral 57 designates a penetration bore provided in the center of the flange 53 and communicating with the cylindrical insertion member 52. As shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, a lock pin 61 is provided at the top of the filing element 51 so as to retentively secure the coupling between the filing element and the extension element.

Said lock pin 61 is provided in its lower part with a shaft-like member 62. having a suflicient length to fit into the cylindrical insertion member 52 of the filing element as well as the first cylindrical insertion member 34 of the extension element 31, a flange 63 being integrally formed at the top of said shaft-like member 62.

The filing implement A of an album or the like according to this invention consists of a combination of each of the aforementioned elements 11, 21, 31, 51 and 61, and by consecutively coupling a plurality of extension elements 31, the number of the piled mounts D filed in the album can be increased, that is, the pile is increasable by the length n (cf. FIG. 10) of the second cylindrical member of each extension element 31.

The coupling of a plurality of extension elements 31 is efiected by consecutively coupling additional extension elements 31 between the extension element 31 and the filing element 51, and since each element 11, 21, 31, 51, 61 implement has remarkably great resistance to bending stress, thus preventing dislocation of the coupling sections that may otherwise be caused by the bending stress.

This invention consists in the coupling and combination of each of the aforementioned elements, a preferred embodiment of which is described hereinunder.

Initially, three elements, viz, a base element 11, a coupling element 21, and an extension element 31 are integrally coupled together and inserted through each penetration bore C at one end of an album B consisting of an appropriate pile of mounts D from under said penetration "bore C, the lower end of the pile of the mounts D being retentively secured by a flange 14 of the base element 11 which is locked to the peripheral surface at the lower end of the penetration bore C. Then, a filing element 51 is coupled with the extension element by fitting a cylindrical insertion member 52 of said filing element into a second cylindrical member 36 of the extension element from the top of the penetration bore C, the upper end of the pile of the mounts D being retentively secured by a flange 53 of said filing element 51 locked to the peripheral surface at the top of the penetration bore C. Consequently, the piled mounts D of the album is retentively filed between the flange 14 of the base element 11 and the flange 53- of the filing-element 51. Furthermore,

a shaft-like member 62 of a lock pin 61 is inserted from the top of the filing element into the cylindrical member 52 of said filing element 51 as well as the first cylindrical insertion member 34 of the extension element 31, thereby securing the coupling between the filing element 51 and the extension element 31.

The coupling between the base element 11 and the coupling element 21 is effected by fitting the first cylindrical insertion member 22 of the coupling element 21 into the cylindrical member 13 of the base element 11. In this case, the projections 27 of the protruding elements are pressed down along the guide grooves 16 provided on the internal wall of the cylindrical member 13.

Since the thickness of the protruding element 2.6 is slightly greater than that of the cylindrical insertion member 22, said protruding element 26 is inwardly compressed by its proper resilience when the projection 39 is downwardly pressed along the guide groove 16, said protruding element 26 being outwardly extended again by its proper resilience when the projection 27 fits into the penetration bore 15 of the cylindrical member 13, thereby retentively securing the coupling.

Next, the coupling between the coupling element 21 and the extension element 31 is effected by fitting the shaftlike insertion 32 into the cylindrical insertion member 22 of the coupling element, but prior to this fitting the pro jection 39 of the protruding element 38 provided on the first cylindrical insertion member 34 is downwardly pressed along the guide groove 29 provided on the internal wall of the cylindrical member 24 of the coupling element. In this case too, since the thickness of the protruding element 38 is slightly greater than that of the cylindrical insertion member 34, the protruding element 38 is inwardly compressed by its proper resilience when the projection 39 is downwardly pressed along the guide groove 29, said protruding element 38 being outwardly extended again by its proper resilience when the projecinvention is advantageous over the conventional products in that it enables to increase consecutively the number of the mounts filed in an album or the like, the coupling of each component element being feasible with ease and security.

tion 39 fits into the penetration bore 28 of the cylindrical member 24, thereby securing the coupling.

Thus, since the cylindrical insertion member 32 of the Furthermore, the coupling between the extension element '31 and the filing element 51 is effected by fitting the cylindrical insertion member 52 into the second cylindrical member 36 of the extension element 31. In this case, the projection 56 of the protruding element 55 provided on the cylindrical insertion member 52 is downwardly pressed along the guide groove 41 provided on the internal wall of the second cylindrical member 36. Since the thickness of the protruding member 55 is slightly greater than that of the cylindrical insertion member 52, said protruding element 55 is inwardly compressed by its proper resilience when the projection 56 is downwardly pressed along the guide groove 41, said protruding element 55 being outwardly extended again by its proper resilience when the projection 55 fits into the penetration bore 40 of the cylindrical member 36 thereby securing the coupling.

As a result of coupling of the filing element, the piled mounts of the album are retentively secured between the flange 53 of the filing element 51 and the flange 14 of the base element 11.

Furthermore, the respective coupling between the filing element 51, the extension element 31, and the coupling element 21 is made secure by fitting the shaft-like member 62 of the lock pin 61 into the cylindrical insertion member 52 of the filing element 51. Since the shaft-like member 62 of the lock pin 61 is sufficiently long to reach the lower end of the first cylindrical insertion member 34 of the extension element 31 as shown in FIG. 3, and moreover the external diameter thereof is so adapted as to compactly fit the internal wall of the cylindrical insertion member 52 of the filing element 51 as well as the first cylindrical insertion member 34 of the extension element 31, the respective projections 5,6, 39 of the filing element 51 and the extension element 31 are pressed into the penetration bores 40, 28, thereby retentively securing the coupling between the filing element 51, the extension 31, and the coupling element 21, respectively.

As described hereinbefore, the filing implement of this What I claim is:

1; A filing implement for use in filing a pile of mounts in an album or the like, enabling to increase the number of the piled mounts by consecutively elongating said filing implement inserted through penetration bores provided in the piled mounts, comprising in combination:

(a) a base element constituting the lowest part of the filing implement, a cylindrical member being formed on the base plate thereof, a flange being provided on said base plate, a pair of penetration bores being provided on said cylindrical member in each confronting position;

(b) a coupling element provided in the lower part thereof with a first cylindrical insertion member to be inserted into the cylindrical member of the aforementioned base element, a second cylindrical member outwardly extended by providing a shoulder so as to have the identical diameter with that of the cylindrical member of said base element being integrally formed above said cylindrical insertion member, a 75 pair of cut grooves being provided on the first cylindrical insertion member in each confronting position so as to form a pair of protruding elements respectively, on each said protruding element being provided a projection engaging with each of the penetration bores provided on the cylindrical member of the base element, a pair of penetration bores being provided in each confronting position on the second cylindrical member integrally formed above said insertion member;

(c) an extension element for coupling with the coupling element by fitting into the upper cylindrical member of said coupling element, a shaft-like insertion element being provided in the lower part of said extension element, said insertion member fitting into the cylindrical insertion member in the lower part of the coupling element, a first cylindrical insertion member outwardly extended by providing a shoulder is integrally formed above said shaft-like insertion member, a second cylindrical insertion member outwardly extended beyond the external diameter of the first cylindrical insertion member by providing a shoulder being integrally formed above said first cylindrical insertion member, a pair of cut grooves being provided on the first cylindrical insertion member in each confronting position so as to form a pair of protruding elements, a projection being provided on each said protruding element for engagement with the penetration Ibores of the coupling element respectively, a pair of penetration bores being provided on the second cylindrical insertion member in each confronting position;

(d) a filing element coupling with the aforementioned extension element by fitting into the second cylindrical member thereof, a cylindrical member for fitting into said second cylindrical insertion member being provided on said filing element, an outwardly extending flange being integrally provided at the upper end of said cylindrical member, a pair of cut grooves being provided on said cylindrical member in each confronting position so as to form a pair of protruding elements, a projection being provided on each said protruding element for engagement with each of the penetration bores provided on the second cylindrical insertion member of the extension element;

(e) a lock pin for retentively securing the filing element and the extension element by fitting into the cylindrical insertion member of the filing element and the first cylindrical insertion member of the extension element respectively, said lock pin being integrally provided with a shaft-like mem ber having a sufficient length to reach the inside of the cylindrical insertion member of the filing element and the inside of the first cylindrical insertion member of the extension element respectively, a flange being also integrally provided on the top of said shaft-like member.

2. The filing implement as claimed in claim 1 wherein on the internal wall of the filing base element are provided a pair of guide grooves reaching the penetration bores from the upper end of said wall.

3. The filing implement as claimed in claim 1 wherein it is so adapted that each projection provided on the external wall of the cylindrical member fitting into the base element slides in pressure contact with the guide groove provided on the internal wall of the base element until said projection engages with the penetration bore, a pair of guide grooves being axially provided on the internal wall of the upper cylindrical member of the coupling element so as to reach the penetration bores respectively from the upper end of said internal wall.

4. The extension member as claimed in claim 1 wherein it is so adapted that the shaft-like insertion member in the lower part thereof is of a size capable of compactly fitting into the cylindrical insertion member in the lower part of the coupling element, the first cylindrical member being of a size capable of fitting into the second cylindrical member of the coupling element, the second cylindrical member having the identical external diameter with that of the second cylindrical member of the coupling element.

5. The extension element as claimed in claim 1 wherein a guide groove is axially provided on the internal wall of the second cylindrical member reaching the penetration bore from the upper end of said internal wall.

6. The filing implement as claimed in claim 1 wherein each element to be coupled together consists of a polycarbonate resin material.

7. The filing implement as claimed in claim 1 wherein an increase in the length of said filing implement is effected by coupling a plurality of extension elements alone among the component elements of said filing implement.

element and the first cylindrical insertion member of the extension element respectively.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification402/58, 411/338, 402/52, 402/63, 402/80.00P, 402/48
International ClassificationB42F13/12
Cooperative ClassificationB42F13/12
European ClassificationB42F13/12