Tumbler Bed Patents (Class 101/334)
  • Patent number: 11203216
    Abstract: The technology is relates to a stamp with a pivotable stamping insert. The stamp includes a top part with a pair of side faces; a bottom part; a receiving device for an exchangeable ink cartridge with pad having grip elements and a stamping insert with a text plate positioned in the bottom part. The stamping insert is configured to move in a vertical direction from a resting position into a stamping position for producing a stamp impression by the text plate by means of a reversing mechanism. The reversing mechanism includes a reversing opening on a rear side of the top part for the stamping insert, and on each side face of the pair of side faces there is one grip opening for reaching through to the bottom part to the grip elements of the exchangeable ink cartridge with pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventors: Ronald Kreilhuber, Helmut Lindner
  • Patent number: 10654302
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a stamp may comprise at least one stamping component and one stamping insert. The stamp component may be formed of a top a bottom part with a cushion-receiving element. The stamping insert may be connected so as to move synchronously via a reversing mechanism having a slide track in the bottom part via an shaft or trunnion to the top part. In the resting position a text plate mounted on the stamping insert may abut against an ink pad in the cushion receiving element, and that in a stamping process the stamping insert with the text plate can be shifted by the reversing mechanism into a stamping position. At least the text plate carrier and/or the mounted band unit or date unit, may be positioned to be replaceable with the shaft or the trunnions or stub shafts, respectively. The system may include a stamping insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TRODAT GMBH
    Inventors: Herbert Scharinger, Reinhard Leibezeder, Helmut Lindner
  • Patent number: 10632775
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a stamp with metallic elements, may comprise at least one stamping component and one stamping insert. The stamping component may be formed of a top part with a handle element and a bottom part with a cushion-receiving element. The stamping insert may be connected so as to move synchronously via a reversing mechanism having a slide track in the bottom part via a shaft or trunnion to the top part. In the resting position a text plate mounted on the stamping insert may abut against an ink pad soaked with ink in the cushion-receiving element. The metallic elements can be attached from the outside onto the top and bottom parts formed from plastic material and these are fixed via a fastening system of the upper and lower parts. The metal part of the bottom part is fixed on a surface of the plastic part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TRODAT GMBH
    Inventors: Konrad Riegler, Markus Zehetner, Helmut Lindner
  • Patent number: 9884502
    Abstract: A device (1) for guiding an ink pad container (2) into and/or out of a receiving space (3) in the stamp housing (4) of a self-inking stamp (5), comprising a drawer-type receiving container (6) for the ink pad container (2) which comprises, on one side, a free access opening (11) for pushing out and/or pushing in the ink pad container (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: COLOP Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 9168775
    Abstract: A stamp includes a printing unit and an actuator unit. The printing unit is connected to the actuator unit by a connecting element. The printing unit includes a support element and a printing plate the cross section of which is round. The printing plate is stabilized by the support element. The printing unit is moveable from a neutral setting into a print setting through axial displacement by the actuator unit. The printing plate can be moved further by axial displacement into a positioning setting wherein the printing plate can be rotated in its angular position relative to the actuator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Trodat GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Zehetner, Manfred Ortner, Christian Rupp
  • Patent number: 9132683
    Abstract: A stamp includes a printing unit and an actuator unit connected thereto by a connecting element. A printing plate is arranged in or on the printing unit to be moved from a neutral position into a printing position against a resetting force. The printing unit is arranged within a housing, including a support element having a pan bottom and at least one contiguous lateral wall stabilizing an ink storage body for receiving stamp ink. The printing plate is arranged abutting against the ink storage body for accepting stamp ink. The support element includes at least one sealable liquid-tight opening in the pan bottom that can be used to connect the support element to the actuator unit of the stamp and/or which can serve as a refill opening for stamp ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Trodat GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Zehetner, Manfred Ortner, Christian Rupp
  • Patent number: 8931407
    Abstract: A stamp assembly has a bracket, a stamping member, an ink cartridge, a spring, a housing and a pushing device. The stamping member is mounted in the bracket and is capable of being moved in a longitudinal direction relative to the bracket and being rotated. The ink cartridge and the spring are mounted in the bracket. The housing is mounted around the bracket and has a through hole formed through a front side of the housing. The pushing device is mounted on the front side of the housing and has a pushed member. The pushed member is slidably mounted in the through hole and is capable of pushing the ink cartridge out of the bracket. With the pushing device, the stamp assembly is convenient for a user to push and remove the ink cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Sun Same Enterprises Co.,.Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsu-Shen Shih
  • Publication number: 20140230671
    Abstract: A self-inking stamp is configured such that, in a marking preparation state, a marking member is maintained in a state in which it is oriented upwardly within a stamp body of the self-inking stamp and pressed against an ink pad to supply ink thereto, and, during a marking operation, after the inner frame is moved downwardly while being reversingly rotated and oriented downwardly, the downwardly-oriented marking member is exposed from the stamp body and enabled to make a mark. The self-inking stamp is also configured to lock the marking member in a state in which it is exposed from the stamp body, for replacement and cleaning of the marking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: SHACHIHATA INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki Mitsuya, Takuya Koide
  • Patent number: 8783176
    Abstract: A self-sealing stamping device suitable for use with non-alcohol based inks is described. The stamping device includes an applicator that has raised features for providing a stamped design. The applicator also includes sealing features that mate with sealing features on an inkpad housing to provide one or more airtight seals therebetween. The inkpad housing provides an enclosure for an inkpad with one or more apertures. Sealing features are provided circumscribing the apertures for mating with sealing features of the applicator. In a closed position, the stamping device provides an airtight enclosure for the inkpad comprised of the inkpad housing and the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: David A. Cziraky, Christopher P. Orem
  • Patent number: 8695500
    Abstract: A self-inking stamp includes a housing, in which an ink pad holder adapted to receive an ink pad and a stamping unit including stamp types are arranged. The ink pad holder is replaceably arranged in the housing. An actuating member is slidably mounted on the housing and is coupled with a turn-over mechanism for pivoting the stamping unit between a coloring position and a print position. A signal generator records a movement of the actuating member into an actuating position corresponding to the print position. An electronic evaluating unit including a counting module is connected to the signal generator for processing a signal supplied by the signal generator. A switching member is connected to the evaluating unit and is arranged to be switched from a first switching state to a second switching state when the ink pad holder is inserted or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Colp Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 8474505
    Abstract: A tattoo applicator for applying temporary tattoos to a subject, the tattoo applicator including a handheld housing and a sponge moveably supported by the housing to moisten the temporary tattoo and to apply pressure to the temporary tattoo. In some examples, the housing defines a retaining slot for receiving a tattoo-forming sheet. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a timer. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a push rod and a tattoo mount supported by the housing, the tattoo mount defining a port through which the push rod extends. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a fluid reservoir mounted to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Ozuna, Erika Kane, Craig Stock
  • Patent number: 8408126
    Abstract: A self-inking hand stamp includes a frame made of metal and having two side walls which are interconnected by an upper cover wall, and an actuating bow made of metal, which in use is downwardly movable relative to the frame against a spring force. The actuating bow has two legs protruding from an upper web, which are displaceable along the side walls of the frame and coupled with a type unit arranged to be upwardly and downwardly displaceable and turnable within the frame. Two parallel guide webs laterally abutting on the respective bow leg, which is rectangular in elevation and narrower as compared to the frame side wall, are latchingly attached to the outer side of each side wall of the frame in the upper region thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 8402890
    Abstract: A self-inking hand stamp comprising a frame made of metal and having two side walls which are interconnected by an upper cover wall, and further comprising an actuating bow made of metal which, when used, is downwardly movable relative to the frame against a spring force. The actuating bow has two legs which are displaceable along the side walls of the frame; said legs are coupled to a type unit that is displaceable and turnable within the frame; resting projections are provided in the upper region of the frame for an insertable ink pad holder, said resting projections protruding inwards from the inner side of the side walls of the frame; the resting projections are provided on carrying members provided on the outer sides of the side walls and extend through openings in the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 8387528
    Abstract: A self-sealing stamping device suitable for use with non-alcohol based inks is described. The stamping device includes an applicator that has raised features for providing a stamped design. The applicator also includes sealing features that mate with sealing features on an inkpad housing to provide one or more airtight seals therebetween. The inkpad housing provides an enclosure for an inkpad with one or more apertures. Sealing features are provided circumscribing the apertures for mating with sealing features of the applicator. In a closed position, the stamping device provides an airtight enclosure for the inkpad comprised of the inkpad housing and the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: David A. Cziraky, Christopher P. Orem
  • Patent number: 8336455
    Abstract: Provided is a rotary stamp capable of obtaining an imprint having a uniform density. The rotary stamp includes a sheathing (300) covering an outer side of an upper portion of a leg frame body (1), with a spring (5) interposed therebetween, and being movable upward and downward; and a signet body (2) being movable together with the sheathing (300) and being movable upward and downward with respect to the leg frame body (1). When the sheathing (300) is caused to move downward by exerting a pressing force on the sheathing (300), a stamping face of the signet body (2) makes a half turn and advances to a position where the stamping face is brought into contact with a sealing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Toyoda Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Ando
  • Patent number: 8302531
    Abstract: One object of the present invention is to provide a self-inking stamp which can easily perform replacement of a character arrangement block or an ink pad without sudden release of locked condition of the stamp during the replacement operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Shachihata Inc.
    Inventors: Takeyuki Kamiyama, Motokazu Ito
  • Patent number: 8230782
    Abstract: A stamp die assembly for a self-inking stamping device has a die bracket and a replaceable stamp die. The replaceable stamp die is mounted detachably on the die bracket via the engagement between the median tab of the replaceable stamp die and the transverse recess of the die bracket, and via the engagement between the side strips of the replaceable stamp die and the keyed recesses of the die bracket. The die bracket has two elongated keyed protrusions parallel with each other and near two side edges. The replaceable stamp die has two guiding channels engaging with the keyed protrusions. Therefore, the related position of the die bracket and the replaceable stamp die is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Warm Sun Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsu-Shen Shih
  • Publication number: 20120017786
    Abstract: A stamp die assembly for a self-inking stamping device has a die bracket and a replaceable stamp die. The replaceable stamp die is mounted detachably on the die bracket via the engagement between the median tab of the replaceable stamp die and the transverse recess of the die bracket, and via the engagement between the side strips of the replaceable stamp die and the keyed recesses of the die bracket. The die bracket has two elongated keyed protrusions parallel with each other and near two side edges. The replaceable stamp die has two guiding channels engaging with the keyed protrusions. Therefore, the related position of the die bracket and the replaceable stamp die is fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: SUN SAME ENTERPRISES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsu-Shen Shih
  • Publication number: 20110277647
    Abstract: The invention describes a stamp (1) and stamp pad (130) for a self-inking stamp (1), wherein in a housing (131) or a carrying device (11) at least one pad for absorbing ink is arranged. The carrying device (11) is formed rectangular in shape from a base plate (135) with longitudinal surfaces (136) and lateral surfaces (136) moulded thereon, wherein on two surfaces running in parallel handle elements (138) for the lateral gripping of the carrying device (11) are arranged. Preferably means in form of grooves (133), catches and/or elevations (134) for the fixing in a stamp (1) are arranged on the carrying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: TRODAT GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Zindl, Markus Zehetner, Volker Martin
  • Patent number: 7921772
    Abstract: A cover for an automatically re-inked stamp is design to be mounted detachably on an automatic re-inked stamp and provides a function of preventing the automatic re-inked stamp from inadvertent stamping. The cover has a base having an inner surface and a surrounding edge and two mounting tabs being oppositely mounted on and protruding perpendicularly from the inner surface of the base along the surrounding edge. Each mounting tab has a pulling recess being formed in an inward surface of the mounting tab adjacent to an inner end edge. The pulling recesses make the cover easier to be detached from the automatic re-inked stamp. That makes the automatically re-inked stamp more convenient to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Sun Same Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shiny Shih
  • Publication number: 20100263561
    Abstract: A self-inking hand stamp includes a frame made of metal and having two side walls which are interconnected by an upper cover wall, and an actuating bow made of metal, which in use is downwardly movable relative to the frame against a spring force. The actuating bow has two legs protruding from an upper web, which are displaceable along the side walls of the frame and coupled with a type unit arranged to be upwardly and downwardly displaceable and turnable within the frame. Two parallel guide webs laterally abutting on the respective bow leg, which is rectangular in elevation and narrower as compared to the frame side wall, are latchingly attached to the outer side of each side wall of the frame in the upper region thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Publication number: 20100263560
    Abstract: A self-inking hand stamp comprising a frame made of metal and having two side walls which are interconnected by an upper cover wall, and further comprising an actuating bow made of metal which, when used, is downwardly movable relative to the frame against a spring force. The actuating bow has two legs which are displaceable along the side walls of the frame; said legs are coupled to a type unit that is displaceable and turnable within the frame; resting projections are provided in the upper region of the frame for an insertable ink pad holder, said resting projections protruding inwards from the inner side of the side walls of the frame; the resting projections are provided on carrying members provided on the outer sides of the side walls and extend through openings in the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 7743703
    Abstract: A self-inking stamp with a stamp housing (4) in which a stamp type unit (3), which is coupled to an actuating bow (5) that is displaceable relative to the stamp housing (4), is mounted so as to be displaceable and at the same time to be pivotable by 180°, and with a handle (21) connected to the actuating bow (5) by snap-in engagement, which handle is designed as a hollow body (21?) having a cover (84), the hollow body (21?) having an inner tubular member (82) which, when the actuating bow is actuated against the force of a spring (18), is displaceable along a tubular member (19) connected to the stamp housing (4); a projecting hollow extension (70) is provided on the actuating bow (5), which extension (70), in the mounted position, extends into the hollow body (21) of the handle and guides the tubular member (19) connected to the stamp housing (4), and which has at least one snap-in element (73) which is engaged with a corresponding snap-in element (79) on the inner tubular member (82) of the handle (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Manfred Ameshofer
  • Patent number: 7677172
    Abstract: An ink pad container for a self-inking stamp that is filled with ink by the top thereof at a pressure. The stamp has a housing and a stamping unit which is connected to an actuating element, movably arranged in the housing and provided with stamping characters. The ink pad container has a bottom and side walls projecting away therefrom. In use, horizontally arranged recesses are provided along a length of two lateral opposite side walls of the ink pad container and cooperate with continuous guiding and centering projections in an insertion compartment of the self-inking stamp to define precise guiding and centering of the ink pad container during its insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 7654198
    Abstract: A type unit (3) for a self-inking stamp (1) with at least one type band (32) placed over a drive wheel (33-36), the drive wheel being rotatably mounted in two legs (30) of a bearing member (28) and provided with an adjustment wheel (38), and with a hood-shaped cover (48) which includes at least one slot (51) for the passage of a circumferential part of the adjustment wheel (38) of the drive wheel (33-36) as well as snap-in elements (47) in the region of its free ends and which covers the at least one type band (32) in the region of the drive wheel (33-36) in a position releasably fastened by snapping in on the bearing member (28), wherein the two legs (30) of the bearing member (28) each have two projecting snap-in noses (44) on their outer side that faces away from the type band (32), and the cover (48) includes two cantilevering extensions (50) on each one of its two front sides, as snap-in elements (47) for snapping engagement with the snap-in noses (44) of the bearing member (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co., KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Publication number: 20090320701
    Abstract: The stamp-type printer includes: a stamp-type printer comprising: a receiving section for receiving image data including character information; a transfer member; a print head for printing an image on a portion of the transfer member with ink based on the received image data; and a transport member for transporting the printed portion of the transfer member to a contact transfer position, wherein a stamping operation is performed by causing the printed portion to come in contact with a desired recording medium at the contact transfer position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventor: Masanobu DEGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20090255427
    Abstract: A hand stamp with upper inking and comprising a housing displaceably accommodating an ink pad, an actuating part displaceably guided on the housing and pivotably supporting a character unit, which character unit includes at least one loop-shaped character band with stamp characters and is arranged within the housing and which, upon displacement of the actuating part against a spring force relative to the housing, is pivotable via a turning mechanism from an inking position, in which the character unit abuts on the ink pad, into a printing position. The hand stamp further comprises a stamp plate unit having an ink storage means and including a printing plate, wherein the stamp plate unit with ink storage means is combined with the character unit into a pivoting and displaceable unit, the printing side of the printing plate being arranged adjacent the stamp characters, and said the ink pad having an access opening restricted to the stamp characters of the character unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Publication number: 20090229482
    Abstract: A cover for an automatically re-inked stamp is design to be mounted detachably on an automatic re-inked stamp and provides a function of preventing the automatic re-inked stamp from inadvertent stamping. The cover has a base having an inner surface and a surrounding edge and two mounting tabs being oppositely mounted on and protruding perpendicularly from the inner surface of the base along the surrounding edge. Each mounting tab has a pulling recess being formed in an inward surface of the mounting tab adjacent to an inner end edge. The pulling recesses make the cover easier to be detached from the automatic re-inked stamp. That makes the automatically re-inked stamp more convenient to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Shiny Shih
  • Patent number: 7520221
    Abstract: A device for securing a turning axle (9) of a type unit (3) to an actuating bow (5) of a self-inking stamp (1) having a turning mechanism (2), with at least one bushing-shaped axle-securing member (12) which, in the mounted position, is slid onto an end region of the turning axle (9) with a bushing body (95) and externally contacts the actuating bow (5) with a radial projection (96), wherein the bushing body (95) includes at least one tongue-like, resiliently radially deflectable snap-in element (98) with a radially inwardly oriented snap-in projection (99) which, in the mounted position, engages in a snap-in depression (101) provided as corresponding snap-in element in the turning axle (9) in the end region of the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Manfred Ameshofer
  • Patent number: 7464643
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-inking hand stamp (1) comprising a housing (2) and an actuating arc (3) that can be displaced in relation to the housing and in which a stamp type part with axial parts (10, 11) is mounted, said axial parts protruding through slit-type openings (25) in lateral walls (8, 9) of the housing (2). At least one of said axial parts is held in a recess (26, 27) in one of the lateral parts (12, 13) of the actuating arc (3) by means of a separately produced fixing element. The fixing element can be introduced into the recess (26, 27), and locked therein, in such a way that the axis thereof is parallel to the axis of the recess, said fixing element comprising at least one locking element (29, 30; 35) that co-operates with a corresponding locking element (31; 37, 38) on the lateral side (12, 13) of the actuating arc (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hartwig Pointl
  • Publication number: 20080148975
    Abstract: An ink pad container for a self-inking stamp that is filled with ink by the top thereof at a pressure. The stamp has a housing and a stamping unit which is connected to an actuating element, movably arranged in the housing and provided with stamping characters. The ink pad container has a bottom and side walls projecting away therefrom. In use, horizontally arranged recesses are provided along a length of two lateral opposite side walls of the ink pad container and cooperate with continuous guiding and centering projections in an insertion compartment of the self-inking stamp to define precise guiding and centering of the ink pad container during its insertion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 7389727
    Abstract: A self-inking stamp is filled with ink by the top thereof at a pressure. The stamp has a housing and a stamping unit which is connected to an actuating element, movably arranged in the housing and provided with stamping characters. The housing also has a drawer which is provided with at least one pushing opening through which an inkpad container can be inserted. The drawer is provided with an opening on the lower side thereof in front of the stamping unit, which makes it possible to ink the stamping characters in an upward turned position by applying them to the ink pad which is arranged in the container thereof. Guiding and centring projections for the ink-pad container are arranged in an insertion direction on two opposite sides of the drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Publication number: 20080141881
    Abstract: A type unit (3) for a self-inking stamp (1) with at least one type band (32) placed over a drive wheel (33-36), the drive wheel being rotatably mounted in two legs (30) of a bearing member (28) and provided with an adjustment wheel (38), and with a hood-shaped cover (48) which includes at least one slot (51) for the passage of a circumferential part of the adjustment wheel (38) of the drive wheel (33-36) as well as snap-in elements (47) in the region of its free ends and which covers the at least one type band (32) in the region of the drive wheel (33-36) in a position releasably fastened by snapping in on the bearing member (28), wherein the two legs (30) of the bearing member (28) each have two projecting snap-in noses (44) on their outer side that faces away from the type band (32), and the cover (48) includes two cantilevering extensions (50) on each one of its two front sides, as snap-in elements (47) for snapping engagement with the snap-in noses (44) of the bearing member (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 7380497
    Abstract: A self-inking stamp with inking from the top has a housing, in which a stamp unit comprising different stamp types and which is coupled to an actuation part is arranged in a displaceable manner. The housing has an insertion compartment having at least one insertion opening for an ink cushion container. The insertion compartment has, on the lower side facing the stamp unit, an opening for dyeing the stamp types in the upper turned position thereof, by placing them on the ink cushion in the container. At least one elastic retaining element for elastic placement on the ink cushion container is arranged in the insertion compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 7124684
    Abstract: An ink pad holder for use with a self-inking reciprocating hand stamp. The ink pad holder has an upper and lower compartment, with an ink pad mounted in each compartment. The ink pad holder can be inserted in the hand stamp with either ink pad facing the printing plate so that different inks can be applied to the printing plate. This allows the user greater versatility such as using the ink pad for finger printing applications by impregnating one of the ink pads with finger printing ink. Alternatively only the lower compartment may have an ink pad mounted therein with the upper compartment remaining empty for storing small items. The ink pad holder is easily removed from the hand stamp so the ink pads are easily accessible for re-inking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Inventor: Craig J. Petersen
  • Patent number: 7111554
    Abstract: A lock apparatus for securing a hand-stamping device to prevent an unauthorized stamping operation includes two locking heads constructed to establish a ridged interconnection with the base frame and the upper actuator frame of the hand-stamping device. The locking heads are releasable interconnected by parallel spaced apart struts for connecting the locking heads in a space apart relation for receiving the hand-stamping device between the struts whereby the locking heads and the struts encircle the outer periphery of the hand-stamping device. A lock is used to interlocking the locking heads in a spaced apart relation between the struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Commonwealth Notary Supplies, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc L. Aronson
  • Patent number: 7086331
    Abstract: A hand-held ink stamper has a base, an actuator slidably disposed on the base, and a die mount movably mounted within the base. The die mount is connected to the actuator and movable to at least a printing position upon movement of the actuator. A die is mounted on the die mount. A first, removable ink supply is mounted within the base at a first position and provides ink to the die. At least one second, spare, removable ink supply is stored within the base at a second position. The second ink supply is removable for replacing the first ink supply by moving the second ink supply to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Cosco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett Moody
  • Patent number: 7069852
    Abstract: A device comprising: a holding fixture (23) for a carrier device (5) of a stamp pad (40, in particular for a stamp (1) with a pivotable printing plate carrier (8), in which a shaft (20) with an approximately rectangular cross section is arranged. The carrier device (5) for the stamp pad (4) is mounted therein, and if necessary can be pushed out relative to the shaft (20). A holding device (31) positions the carrier device (5) relative to the guide track of the shaft (20) in its position of work or use (33). A further holding device (32) enables the carrier device (5) together with the stamp pad (4) to be positioned in a replacement or maintenance position (34) remote from the position of work or use (33), and to be restrictable relative to the shaft (20) on how far it can be pushed out. The further holding device (32) can, if necessary, be deactivated by applying increased displacement forces on the carrier device (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Trodat GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Zindl, Manfred Haiberger
  • Patent number: 7066089
    Abstract: An automatic re-inked stamp has a stamp base an ink pad, a character unit, a housing and a bottom cover that attaches to the stamp base without having to press the character unit down. The stamp base has a bottom, an opening at the bottom and a lip formed on and protruding out from the bottom. The ink pad is mounted slidably in the stamp base, and the character unit is rotatably mounted below the ink pad and abuts the ink pad when it moves into the stamp base. The housing has a biasing member and is mounted slidably over the stamp base. The bottom cover has two latches that hook the lip on the stamp base to hold the bottom cover securely on the stamp base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Shiny Shih
  • Patent number: 7024994
    Abstract: A hand stamp is disclosed. The hand stamp comprises a frame including dove-tailed ribs which flare outwardly along at least one side thereof. The dove-tailed ribs of the frame are arranged within corresponding shaped grooves of a case, thus obtaining secure mounting of the case on the frame while facilitating relative slidable movement therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: M&R Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick W. Dour
  • Patent number: 7011024
    Abstract: A stamp die assembly for a self-inking stamping device has a die bracket and a replaceable stamp die. The die bracket has a bracket block, a transverse recess, two clips and a fastener bracket. The replaceable stamp die is detachably mounted on the bracket and has a fastener and a plug. The fastener is formed on a back edge of the die block and extends through a slot of the fastener bracket in the die bracket. The plug is defined on a top end of the median tab and is mounted between the clips. The stamp die assembly is compact and lowers the cost of the self-inking stamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Inventor: Shiny Shih
  • Patent number: 6994025
    Abstract: A self-inking hand stamp (1) with upper impact inking, comprising a stamp housing (2) in which a stamp aggregate (3) is arranged that is capable of moving from an inking position on an ink pad (4) into a stamping position, with an actuating frame (8) as well as a reversing mechanism being associated with the stamp aggregate for said purpose, whereby the actuating frame (8) is mounted like a cap on the top part of the stamp housing (2), and comprises two legs (9, 10) for actuating the stamp aggregate (3), said legs resting against the stamp housing (2), and can be depressed relative to the stamp housing (2) against spring force, and is provided with a receiving recess (17) for accommodating an information sheet (18), with a transparent cover (24) being associated with the receiving recess (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek GmbH & Co.KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 6931990
    Abstract: A stamper with a metal plate positioned between a platen and a stamp die is disclosed. The metal plate results in an improved imprint by providing better support to the stamp die. The stamper further comprises a removable ink pad and a rotatably reversible platen with cam mechanism. The metal platen plate with it's adjoining stamp die face downwards when the stamper is in an imprint position and the metal platen plate with it's adjoining stamp die face upwards when the stamper is in a re-inking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Sun Coast Merchandise Corp.
    Inventor: Chen Hui Wei
  • Patent number: 6877426
    Abstract: A stamping device includes a printing member which has two pivot shafts pivotably connected to two insides of a casing and a plurality of teeth are arranged along a semi-circular protrusion on two ends of the printing member. The two pivot shafts extend through two slots of a support frame which includes two racks on two insides thereof so that when the printing member is lowered when pressing the casing downward, the teeth movably engage with the racks and the printing member rotates 180 degrees so that the printing face faces downward to stamp on document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Chien-Kai Huang
  • Patent number: 6840172
    Abstract: A stamp of liquid-exuding type has a multiple-seal-faced assembly adapted for stamping with selected one of these multiple faces, preferably for stamping with multiple colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Yamahachi Kemikaru Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuyuki Toyama
  • Patent number: 6834584
    Abstract: A compact hand stamp is disclosed. The hand stamp may include a platen and corresponding marking structure that can be moved between a rest position, where a design on the marking structure is remote from a surface to be imprinted and is arranged at an angle of about 90 degrees with respect to the surface, and a printing position where the design of the marking structure is in contact with the surface to be imprinted. The hand stamp may also include a platen having reinking ports and a cover mounted for slidable movement over the reinking ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: M&R Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony D. MacNeil
  • Patent number: 6829993
    Abstract: A lock apparatus for securing a hand stamping device to prevent an unauthorized stamping operation includes two locking heads constructed to established a ridged interconnection with the base frame and the upper actuator frame of the hand stamping device. The locking heads are releasably interconnected by parallel spaced apart struts for connecting the locking heads in a space apart relation for receiving the hand stamping device between the struts whereby the locking heads and the struts encircle the outer periphery of the hand stamping device. A lock is used to interlocking the locking heads in a spaced apart relation between the struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Marc L. Aronson
  • Patent number: 6796230
    Abstract: A self-inking stamp with a stamp pad disposed in a container movably retained in a shaft in the frame of the stamp. To prevent the insertion into the shaft of non-genuine stamp pads the shaft and container are respectively provided with complementary keying features. In a preferred embodiment the keying feature consists of matching grooves and protrusions in the shaft and container, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Trodat GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Pichler, Peter Zindl
  • Patent number: 6698344
    Abstract: A self-inking hand stamp with upper stroke inking. The stamp (1) comprises a supporting plate (5) for fixed stamp characters (7), and this supporting plate has a central aperture (8) in which further stamp characters (9) provided on a separate, supporting insert (11) are arranged. The insert (11) is connected with the supporting plate (5) via an adapter (12) into which it is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung-Skopek GmbH Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 6626105
    Abstract: A self-inking ink stamp consisting of a platen having upper and lower surfaces, having a slot or aperture extending from the lower surface to the upper surface, and having lugs and slide tracks respectively extending outwardly and downwardly from the platen, the lugs and slide tracks adapting the platen for rotating and linearly moving from an inking position to a stamping position; an “H” clip; a first ink stamping die fixedly attached to the upper surface of the platen; a second interchangeable ink stamping die received by the “H” clip; and a cantilevered arm having proximal and distal ends, the proximal end of the cantilevered arm being adhesively mounted upon the platen, the distal end of the cantilevered arm being received by the “H” clip; the cantilevered arm extending the second interchangeable ink stamping die upwardly through the slot or aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Inventor: Denis Patrick Linehan