Global Patent Index - EP 0694646 B1

EP 0694646 B1 20000524 - Steam iron

Title (en)

Steam iron

Title (de)

Dampfbügeleisen

Title (fr)

Fer à repasser à vapeur

Publication

EP 0694646 B1 (FR)

Application

EP 95401636 A

Priority

FR 9408865 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0694646A1] The iron has a heated sole plate (11) with steam outlets (12) and a steam chamber (14) linked to a water reservoir (17). It incorporates a pump (20) which extracts a portion of water from the reservoir and delivers it through a selector either to the steam chamber or to a cold water atomiser. The selector comprises a deformable membrane (56) with two valves (58, 59) linked to two apertures - an injection aperture (44) feeding the steam chamber (14), and an atomising aperture (49) feeding the atomiser - and operated by two separate buttons (62, 63). The membrane occupies a working position when either of the buttons is operated, in which one of the valves is kept closed and the other is opened. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

D06F 75/22

IPC 8 full level

D06F 75/22 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

D06F 75/22 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES GB IT NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0694646 A1 19960131; EP 0694646 B1 20000524; DE 69517101 D1 20000629; DE 69517101 T2 20010201; FR 2722518 A1 19960119; FR 2722518 B1 19970613; US 5526594 A 19960618

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 95401636 A 19950707; DE 69517101 A 19950707; DE 69517101 T 19950707; FR 9408865 A 19940718; US 50380295 A 19950718