Global Patent Index - EP 1023023 A1

EP 1023023 A1 2000-08-02 - LUBRICANT DISPENSER

Title (en)

LUBRICANT DISPENSER

Title (de)

AUSGABEVORRICHTUNG FÜR GLEITMITTEL

Title (fr)

DISTRIBUTEUR DE LUBRIFIANT

Publication

EP 1023023 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98938867 A

Priority

  • IB 9801358 W
  • ZA 9707963 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9911210A1] An applicator device (10) is provided for a fluent coating composition, the device having walls (12) defining a cylinder shaped reservoir (14) for the fluent coating composition (16), preferably a lubricant composition, the cylinder (14) having a mouth opening (18), the device having a holder, in the form of a cup (20) which defines a chamber (23) which is shaped and dimensioned to receive at least part of an elongate member, preferably a tampon, requiring to be coated with the fluent coating composition (16), the holder being fitted snugly into the mouth of the opening (18) of the cylinder (14), the holder (20) being provided with a plurality of uniformly spaced openings (22) for permitting the coating composition (16), to be fed from the reservoir (14) into the holder (20), the device having feed means in the form of a displaceable plunger (30) sized and dimensioned for snugly engaging with the inner surface of the walls (12), and a cup shaped closure end-cap (40) which is provided to snugly fit over a reduced diameter region (13) of the walls (12), thereby effectively sealing the fluent coating composition (16), in the applicator (10) from the outside. By action of the plunger the coating composition is forced through the holes (22) into the holder thereby allowing coating of the elongate member by the composition.

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

A61F 13/28

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 13/20 (2006.01); A61F 13/28 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 13/28 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9911210A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9911210 A1 19990311; AU 8745398 A 19990322; BR 9812430 A 20000919; CA 2302312 A1 19990311; CN 1271266 A 20001025; EP 1023023 A1 20000802; JP 2001514045 A 20010911

INPADOC legal status


2002-01-02 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18W

- Date of withdrawal: 20011026

2001-09-05 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20010723

2000-08-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000403

2000-08-02 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

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