Global Patent Index - EP 1054661 A1

EP 1054661 A1 2000-11-29 - METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CLEANING OF PARTS OF THE HUMAN BODY OR OBJECTS COMING INTO CONTACT WITH THEM

Title (en)

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CLEANING OF PARTS OF THE HUMAN BODY OR OBJECTS COMING INTO CONTACT WITH THEM

Title (de)

METHODE UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR REINIGUNG VON MENSCHLICHEN KÖRPERTEILEN ODER VON GEGENSTÄNDEN DIE DAMIT IN KONTAKT KOMMEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF DE NETTOYAGE DE PARTIES DU CORPS HUMAIN OU D'OBJETS ENTRANT EN CONTACT AVEC CELLES-CI

Publication

EP 1054661 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99900899 A

Priority

  • FI 9900040 W
  • FI 980143 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9937283A1] The invention relates to a method and a product for cleaning of a person's body parts or objects coming into contact with said body parts. In oral hygiene products, cysteine proteinases have been shown to have a cleaning and whitening action on the teeth. However, tissues suffer damage from an extended action of cysteine proteinases. In this invention, natural human cysteine proteinases are employed for cleaning and whitening purposes and this activity can be blocked by natural cysteine proteinase inhibitors, which are released secondarily from the products at a later stage. According to the invention, to the hygiene product can be added the body's own cysteine proteinase and/or an agent activating said cysteine proteinase. The plain activating agent can also be used, because the activating agent activates the cysteine proteinase present in its biological environment. In particular, the use of natural cysteine proteinases and their inhibitors provides the advantage that they are man's own proteins, and therefore the risk of allergization is minimized. In addition, their enzyme kinetics is presently well known.

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

A61K 7/50; A61K 7/16; A61K 7/28; C11D 3/386; C11D 7/42; G02C 13/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

C11D 3/386 (2006.01); C11D 7/42 (2006.01); G02C 13/00 (2006.01)

IPC 8 main group level (invention and additional information)

C11D (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

C11D 1/00 (2013.01); C11D 3/386 (2013.01); G02C 13/00 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9937283A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE DK FI FR GB IT NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9937283 A1 19990729; EP 1054661 A1 20001129; FI 980143 A0 19980122

INPADOC legal status


2003-10-15 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030401

2003-01-08 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20021120

2000-11-29 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000821

2000-11-29 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): BE DE DK FI FR GB IT NL