Global Patent Index - EP 1102556 A1

EP 1102556 A1 2001-05-30 - CONTROL MEANS FOR AIR EMITTING APPARATUS

Title (en)

CONTROL MEANS FOR AIR EMITTING APPARATUS

Title (de)

KONTROLLEINRICHTUNG FÜR APPARAT MIT LUFTGEBLÄSE

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE COMMANDE D'APPAREIL D'EMISSION D'AIR

Publication

EP 1102556 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99935000 A

Priority

  • IB 9901391 W
  • ZA 9807068 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0007491A1] A control circuit (24) is provided for controlling a hand dryer or similar apparatus. The control circuit (24) includes timers which operate the fan of the dryer from time to time, without activating its heating element (20), so that a stream of air is passed over a fragrant or disinfectant element from time to time when the device is not in use. A light sensor disables the circuit at night.

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

A47K 10/48; A45D 20/30

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A45D 20/16 (2006.01); A47K 10/48 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47K 10/48 (2013.01); A45D 20/16 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0007491A1

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 0007491 A1 20000217; AU 5060599 A 20000228; CA 2339806 A1 20000217; EP 1102556 A1 20010530

INPADOC legal status


2002-08-07 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20020610

2001-05-30 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010306

2001-05-30 [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

2001-05-30 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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