Global Patent Index - EP 1098579 A1

EP 1098579 A1 2001-05-16 - A GROOMING IMPLEMENT

Title (en)

A GROOMING IMPLEMENT

Title (de)

GERÄT ZUR PERSÖNLICHEN PFLEGE

Title (fr)

ARTICLE POUR SOINS CORPORELS

Publication

EP 1098579 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99935619 A

Priority

  • GB 9815643 A
  • US 9916098 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0003619A1] The invention relates to a personal grooming implement (1), such as a toothbrush, comprising a segmented, articulating head attached at one end to a handle, the segments being disposed longitudinally along the head and jointed to each other by an elastomer which is preferably fused to each segment. The joint nearest the free end of the head has a groove (11) on its upper surface to improve its flexibility relative to the other joints, thus providing for more uniform bending of the head.

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

A46B 9/04; A46B 5/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A46B 5/00 (2006.01); A46B 9/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A46B 9/026 (2013.01); A46B 5/0025 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0003619A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 0003619 A1 20000127; AU 5106199 A 20000207; CA 2337166 A1 20000127; EP 1098579 A1 20010516; GB 9815643 D0 19980916; JP 2002520107 A 20020709

INPADOC legal status


2003-03-12 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20021014

2002-05-29 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020418

2001-05-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010115

2001-05-16 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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

2001-05-16 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI