Global Patent Index - EP 1320324 A2

EP 1320324 A2 2003-06-25 - METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING HAIR CONDITION

Title (en)

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING HAIR CONDITION

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR BESTIMMUNG DES HAARZUSTANDES

Title (fr)

PROCEDE, APPAREIL ET SYSTEME DESTINES A DETERMINER L'ETAT DES CHEVEUX

Publication

EP 1320324 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01975777 A

Priority

  • GB 0023472 A
  • US 0142265 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0224071A2] Method for measuring friction in a hair sample, comprising: (a) providing a friction member; (b) drawing it through the hair, generating a frictional noise signal; and (c) capturing the signal by a noise sensor. Device suitable for use in said method, comprising comb means having a plurality of tines and a noise sensor arranged to capture frictional noise generated by passage of comb means through the hair. System for assessing the level of damage in a hair sample, comprising: (a) defining hair categories; (b) associating with each category a standard trace representative of the frictional noise signal generated when a standard sample in that category is subjected to said method; (c) assigning the sample to one of the categories; (d) carrying out said method on the sample; (e) visually displaying the frictional noise signal generated as a trace; (f) and comparing the sample's trace with the standard trace associated with the category.

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

A61B 5/107; G01N 19/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 33/50 (2006.01); A61B 5/107 (2006.01); A61B 7/00 (2006.01); G01N 19/02 (2006.01); G01N 29/00 (2006.01); G01N 33/483 (2006.01); G01N 33/48 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/448 (2013.01); A61B 5/1072 (2013.01); A61B 7/00 (2013.01); G01N 19/02 (2013.01); G01N 33/4833 (2013.01); G01N 2291/015 (2013.01); G01N 2291/2626 (2013.01)

Citation (third parties)

Third party :

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 0224071 A2 20020328; WO 0224071 A3 20020627; AU 2001295066 B2 20040122; AU 9506601 A 20020402; CA 2422300 A1 20020328; CA 2422300 C 20070327; CN 1196442 C 20050413; CN 1461202 A 20031210; EP 1320324 A2 20030625; GB 0023472 D0 20001108; HK 1062629 A1 20051104; JP 2004527730 A 20040909; JP 3905476 B2 20070418; MX PA03002536 A 20030630

INPADOC legal status


2009-11-11 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20090521

2008-12-10 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20081110

2003-06-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20030328

2003-06-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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

2003-06-25 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL LT LV MK RO SI