Global patent index - EP 0996346 A1

EP 0996346 A1 2000-05-03 - FLEXIBLY RESILIENT HAIRBRUSH

Title (en)

FLEXIBLY RESILIENT HAIRBRUSH

Title (de)

FLEXIBEL NACHGIEBIGE HAARBÜRSTE

Title (fr)

BROSSES A CHEVEUX SOUPLES RESILIENTES

Publication

EP 0996346 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97912109 A

Priority

  • EP 9705451 W
  • GB 9618430 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2316301A] A hairbrush comprises a head 1, provided with bristles 10, and a handle 3 which are connected together via an interconnecting portion 2. The interconnecting portion 2 comprises two open-ended hollow cylinders 21, 22 which extend from the head 1 and handle 3 respectively and telescopically overlap to provide a journal bearing arrangement. A resilient flexible member 25 is located within the overlapping hollow cylinders 21, 22, and is attached at both ends 27 to the head 1 and handle 3 respectively and acts to bias the head 1 and handle 3 into a particular rotational orientation with respect to one another while allowing the head to rotate relative to the handle during use.

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

A46B 5/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A46B 5/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A46B 5/007 (2013.01); A46B 5/0062 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9809549A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR IT

EPO simple patent family

GB 2316301 A 19980225; GB 2316301 B 19980624; GB 9618430 D0 19961016; EP 0996346 A1 20000503; WO 9809549 A1 19980312

INPADOC legal status

2003-03-19 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20020907

2001-03-21 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20010201

2000-05-03 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19990331

2000-05-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR IT