Global Patent Index - EP 0719886 B1

EP 0719886 B1 2000-05-10 - Iron with a thermal detector for measuring the fabric temperature

Title (en)

Iron with a thermal detector for measuring the fabric temperature

Title (de)

Bügeleisen mit einem thermischen Detektor zum Messen der Wäschetemperatur

Title (fr)

Fer à repasser muni d'un détecteur thermique mesurant une température de tissu


EP 0719886 B1 (FR)


EP 95203513 A


FR 9415871 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0719886A1] The smoothing iron has a sole plate (11) for sliding over the fabric, a heater, and a thermal detector (13) for measuring the temp. of the fabric during ironing, and adjusting the temp. accordingly. The detector is fixed to the sole plate and insulated form it by a supple cellular plate (110) with a low level of effusion. The plate is designed to keep the detector thermally isolated form the sole plate and to press it flexibly against the fabric being ironed. It is connected to the sole plate by a rigid, thermally-insulating support (120). The cellular plate can be made from felt, low density silicon foam, a honeycomb material, or a combination of felt and honeycomb material. The support can be in two sections, made form materials with different levels of rigidity. The detector can be coated with a thin layer of polyimide or Teflon (RTM).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

D06F 75/26

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01K 1/14 (2006.01); D06F 75/26 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

D06F 75/26 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family

EP 0719886 A1 19960703; EP 0719886 B1 20000510; BR 9506087 A 19971223; CN 1065577 C 20010509; CN 1132285 A 19961002; DE 69516828 D1 20000615; DE 69516828 T2 20001130; FR 2728914 A1 19960705; JP H08224399 A 19960903; SG 54984 A1 20010724; US 5642578 A 19970701