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US6349868: Multipurpose stapler

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Chris A. Mattingly · Shawn Mattingly ·
Assignee(s) None listed in document.
Attorney/Agent(s) Joseph N. Breaux ·
Primary Examiner Scott A. Smith ·
Application Number US9848578
Filing date 05/03/2001
Issue date 02/26/2002
Predicted expiration date 05/03/2021
U.S. Classifications 227/134  · 227/156  · 227/119  · 227/113  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB1
International Classifications 227134 · 227119 · 227155 · 227156 · 227113 · 227120 ·
1 Claims, 3 Drawings


Abstract

A multi-purpose stapler including a top stapler assembly including a stapler head for pushing staples; and a forming plate detachably connectable to the top stapler assembly.

Independent Claims | See all claims (1)

  1. 1. A multi-purpose stapler comprising: a top stapler assembly including a stapler head for pushing staples; a forming plate detachably connectable to the top stapler assembly; the forming plate including a number of magnets that are oriented and positioned to correspond with magnets attached to a pivoting alignment bar provided on the top stapler assembly such that the magnetic attraction between the magnets attached to the forming plate and the magnets attached to the pivoting alignment bar holds the top stapler assembly and forming plate in alignment for use.

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* cited by examiner

Referenced By

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US6991146 Design Circle, Inc. John J. Sinisi et al. Jan 2006
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