Global patent index - EP 0971610 A1

EP 0971610 A1 2000-01-19 - IMPROVEMENTS IN BRUSH MAKING

Title (en)

IMPROVEMENTS IN BRUSH MAKING

Title (de)

VERBESSERUNGEN BEI DER BÜRSTENHERSTELLUNG

Title (fr)

AMELIORATIONS RELATIVES A LA FABRICATION DE BROSSES

Publication

EP 0971610 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97954082 A

Priority

  • GB 9626862 A
  • US 9722683 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9827847A1] The invention relates to a process for forming a two-component, resiliently flexible joint in a personal grooming implement, whereby elastomer is injected into a void space (13) in a plastic handle (5) or head (2) at a temperature of at least 245 DEG C, thereby fusing the elastomer to the plastic and forming the resiliently flexible joint. The invention further relates to a personal grooming implement including a resiliently flexible joint between a plastic material having a Vicat softening point of less than 245 DEG C, and an elastomer, wherein the elastomer is fused to the plastic material such that the elastomer can be stretched to at least 120 % of its unstressed length without separation of the elastomer from the plastic. The invention provides improved adhesion between the elastomer and the plastic so that flexible joints are better able to withstand repeated flexing. The durability of the implement is thereby improved.

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

A46B 9/04; A46B 5/00; A46D 3/00; B29C 45/14; B29C 45/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A46B 5/00 (2006.01); A46B 9/04 (2006.01); B29C 45/14 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A46B 5/0062 (2013.01); A46B 5/0025 (2013.01); A46B 5/007 (2013.01); A46B 9/045 (2013.01); B29C 45/14344 (2013.01); A46B 2200/1066 (2013.01); B29L 2031/42 (2013.01); B29L 2031/425 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9827847A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9827847 A1 19980702; CA 2274044 A1 19980702; CN 1127312 C 20031112; CN 1241122 A 20000112; CZ 293029 B6 20040114; CZ 9901998 A3 20000216; EP 0971610 A1 20000119; GB 9626862 D0 19970212; HU 0000165 A2 20000528; HU 0000165 A3 20010428

INPADOC legal status

2006-07-21 [REG HK WD] APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN, DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN, OR REFUSED AFTER PUBLICATION IN HONG KONG

- Ref Country Code: HK

- Ref Legal Event Code: WD

- Ref Document Number: 1025021

- Country of Ref Document: HK

2004-08-18 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040618

2004-08-18 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7A 46B 5/00 B

2004-08-18 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7A 46B 9/04 A

2004-08-18 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7A 46D 3/00 B

2004-08-18 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7B 29C 45/14 B

2004-08-18 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7B 29C 45/16 B

2000-01-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990705

2000-01-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU NL PT SE