(19)
(11)EP 3 505 004 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
22.07.2020 Bulletin 2020/30

(21)Application number: 17210782.3

(22)Date of filing:  28.12.2017
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A45D 1/04(2006.01)
A45D 1/14(2006.01)
A45D 1/06(2006.01)
A45D 2/00(2006.01)

(54)

ARRANGEMENT FOR PROVIDING SELF OPENING AND CLOSING OF FRAMES OF A DEVICE FOR HAIRSTYLING

ANORDNUNG ZUR SELBSTÖFFNUNG UND SELBSTVERSCHLUSS VON RAHMEN EINER VORRICHTUNG ZUM HAIRSTYLING

AGENCEMENT PERMETTANT L'OUVERTURE AUTOMATIQUE ET LA FERMETURE AUTOMATIQUE DE CADRES D'UN DISPOSITIF DE COIFFURE


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(43)Date of publication of application:
03.07.2019 Bulletin 2019/27

(73)Proprietor: Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
45030 Manisa (TR)

(72)Inventor:
  • SARIDERE, Keziban
    45030 Manisa (TR)

(74)Representative: Ascherl, Andreas et al
KEHL, ASCHERL, LIEBHOFF & ETTMAYR Patentanwälte - Partnerschaft Emil-Riedel-Strasse 18
80538 München
80538 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
US-A1- 2015 128 983
US-A1- 2015 144 610
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description


    [0001] This invention refers to an arrangement for self-opening or closing of a pair of frames of a device for hairstyling according to claim 1, a device for hairstyling according to claim 10, and a method for making an arrangement for self-opening or closing of the pair of frames of a device for hairstyling according to claim 11.

    Background of the Invention



    [0002] Hair styling devices such as a hair straighter requires regular closing and opening of frames of the hairstyling device, so that different sections of hair can be pressed within one or more heating plates provided with the frames. For this opening and closing of the frames, a user of the device has to make substantial physical efforts for opening and closing of the frames. This repeatedly opening and closing is tiring specially for the people with long hair or hair with substantial density. It is even tiring for professional hair dressers, who have to regularly use the hairstyling device for styling hair of a plurality of customers throughout the day.

    [0003] To help the user of the device, in some of the devices springs can be provided to adjust clamping force, so that user is required to use less physical force by himself/herself. Another way is a reduction of weight and volume of the device, so that it becomes easier to handle the device while in use, and thus the user has to put less effort while holding the device due to reduced weight. However, in both cases the user still has to put substantial efforts for opening and closing of the frames of the hairstyling device.

    [0004] Document US2015144610 discloses a hair iron having a pair of bodies hinged to each other and a detection unit configured to detect an operation of the pair of bodies.

    Object of the Invention



    [0005] It is therefore the object of the present invention is to provide a mechanism to improve the opening and closing of frames of a device for hairstyling.

    Description of the Invention



    [0006] The before mentioned object is solved by an arrangement for self-opening or closing of a pair of frames of a device for hairstyling according to claim 1.

    [0007] According to the invention, the arrangement for self-opening or closing of a pair of frames of a device for hairstyling in an automatic fashion is provided, wherein the pair of frames are physically coupled to each other to be either in a first position or a second position, wherein the frames are adapted to be pressed against each other in the first position, and to be placed at a distance from each other in the second position, at least one of the frames comprising a heating plate, such that whenever any object, in particular hair, is in contact with the heating plate and the frames are in the first position, the object gets heated and pressed. The arrangement comprises a sensing unit adapted to sense presence of the object between the pair of the frames, and to generate a presence data, a processor adapted to receive and process the presence data, and to generate a first position signal, and an automation means coupled to the pair of frames, adapted to receive the first position signal, and to move the pair of frames to be in the first position.

    [0008] This embodiment is helpful, as it provides for an automatic mechanism for sensing presence of the object between the frames, and accordingly automates closing of the frames of the device for pressing and heating of the object. The object can be hair.

    [0009] Further preferred embodiments are subject-matter of dependent claims and/or of the following specification parts.

    [0010] According to a preferred embodiment of the arrangement, the sensing unit is adapted to sense absence of the object between the pair of the frames, and to generate an absence data, the processor is adapted to receive and process the absence data, and to generate a second position signal, and the automation means is adapted to receive the second position signal, and to move the pair of frames to be in the second position.

    [0011] This embodiment is beneficial as it provides for automatic mechanism for absence of the object between the frames, and accordingly automates opening of the frames.

    [0012] According to a further preferred embodiment of the arrangement, the sensing unit is adapted to sense the presence of the object and to generate the presence data, when the pair of the frames are in the second position, or the sensing unit is adapted to sense the absence of the object and to generate the absence data, when the pair of the frames are in the first position.

    [0013] This embodiment is helpful, as it provides enabling the sensing unit to change modes to sense absence or presence of the object based on which position the frames are in. This makes automation process of closing and opening of the frames efficient.

    [0014] According to another embodiment of the arrangement, the sensing unit is adapted to detect presence or absence of the hair between the pair of the frames.

    [0015] This embodiment is helpful, as it provides sensing only of the hair and not other objects for generating presence data or absence data, thus making the automation process efficient with no false positives. As it shall avoid closing of the frames when any other object gets mistakenly placed between the frames.

    [0016] According to a further embodiment of the arrangement, the sensing unit is adapted to detect presence of the object between the pair of the frames, when the object is in proximity of either of the frames or touching either of the frames, or the sensing unit is adapted to detect absence of the object between the pair of the frames, when the object leaves out from between the frames or stops touching either of the frames.

    [0017] This embodiment is helpful, as it further improves efficiency of the automation by reducing false positives, specially in the scenario when the objects are mistakenly or accidently get through or pass through the frames.

    [0018] According to another embodiment of the arrangement, the sensing unit is adapted to detect presence of the object between the pair of the frames, when the object is in proximity of the heating plate or touches the plate, or the sensing unit is adapted to detect absence of the object between the pair of the frames, when the object stops touching the heating plate.

    [0019] This embodiment is helpful, as it enables closing and opening of the frames only in the scenario when the object is near to the heating plate or gets in/off contact to the heating plate. This mechanism further makes the automation mechanism efficient, as it captures the users mindset efficiently, as if the object is near to the heating plate there are more chances that the user would like to close the frames.

    [0020] According to a further preferred embodiment of the arrangement, the sensing unit comprises at least one sensor placed in proximity to the heating plate.

    [0021] This embodiment is beneficial, as it provides for efficient and effective placement of the sensing unit.

    [0022] According to a further embodiment of the arrangement, the sensors are placed on one or more of the edges of the heating plate or in proximity to one of the edges of the heating plate.

    [0023] This embodiment is beneficial, as placement at the edges provides for easy way to place the sensors for efficient sensing of the objects.

    [0024] According to another embodiment of the arrangement, the sensing unit comprises two sensors, a first sensor and a second sensor, wherein the sensors are placed in proximity or onto the edges with shortest measurement for distance.

    [0025] This embodiment is beneficial, as placement of the sensors in this way helps to cover up the entire range of the heating plate for efficient detection and sensing of absence or presence of the object.

    [0026] The before mentioned object is also solved by a device for hairstyling according to the claim 10.

    [0027] The before mentioned object is also solved by a method for making an arrangement for self-opening or closing of the pair of frames of a device for hairstyling according to the claim 11.

    [0028] According to the invention, a method for making an arrangement for self-opening or closing of the pair of frames of a device for hairstyling is provided, the pair of frames are physically coupled to each other to be either in a first position or a second position, wherein the frames are adapted to be pressed against each other in the first position, and to be placed at a distance from each other in the second position, at least one of the frames comprising a heating plate, such that whenever any object is in contact to the heating plate and the frames are in the first position, the object gets heated and pressed, the method comprising:
    • providing a sensing unit onto at least one of the frames of the device onto sides of the frames facing each other, the sensing unit is adapted to sense presence or absence of the object between the pair of the frames, and to generate a presence data on sensing presence of the object or the absence data on sensing absence of the object;
    • coupling the sensing unit to a processor for enabling data transfer, the processor is adapted to receive and process the presence data or the absence data, and to generate a first position signal based on the presence data or the second position signal based on the absence data;
    • coupling the processor to an automation means for transfer signals, the automation means is adapted to receive the first position signal or the second position from the processor; and
    • coupling the automation means to the pair of frames for moving the frames to be in the first position on receiving of the first position signal, or in the second position on receiving the second position signal.


    [0029] According to a further embodiment of the invention, the method comprises enabling the sensing unit to:
    • sense the presence of the object and to generate the presence data, when the pair of the frames are in the second position, or
    • sense the absence of the object and to generate the absence data, when the pair of the frames are in the first position.


    [0030] According to another embodiment of the method, the sensing unit comprises more than one sensors, the method comprising placing the sensors on one or more of the edges of the heating plate or in proximity to one of the edges of the heating plate.

    [0031] According to a further preferred embodiment of the method, the sensing unit comprises two sensors, a first sensor and a second sensor, the method comprising placing the sensors in proximity or onto the edges with shortest measurement.

    [0032] Further benefits, goals and features of the present invention will be described by the following specification of the attached figures, in which components of the invention are exemplarily illustrated. Components of the devices and method according to the inventions, which match at least essentially with respect to their function, can be marked with the same reference sign, wherein such components do not have to be marked or described in all figures.

    [0033] The invention is just exemplarily described with respect to the attached figure in the following.

    Brief Description of the Drawings



    [0034] 

    Fig. 1 illustrates a schematic diagram for self-opening or closing of a pair of frames of a device for hairstyling, according to an embodiment of the invention.

    Fig. 2a illustrates a hairstyling device in a first position, according to an embodiment of the invention.

    Fig. 2b illustrates the hairstyling device in a second position, according to an embodiment of the invention.

    Fig 3, illustrates a flow chart explaining functioning of a device for hairstyling whose frames opens and closes automatically, according to an embodiment of the invention.


    Detailed Description of the Drawings



    [0035] The present invention focuses on an efficient use of hairstyling devices. Most of the times, using these hairstyling device is stressful to the hands of a user, as the user needs to regularly open and close frames of the hairstyling device for heating and pressing the hair. Such operation requires substantial physical strength, which becomes really stressful for a service provider of hairstyling. With an automation of opening and closing of frames of the hairstyling device, the device not only becomes user friendly, but also saves substantial human efforts applied while handling the device.

    [0036] Fig. 1 shows a schematic diagram for self-opening or closing of a pair of frames 2 of a device 3 for hairstyling. The device has heating plates 6 attached to both of the frames 2, such that the heating plates 6 faces each other. This enables pressing and heating of the hair/ objects. In another embodiment, there can be only one of the frames 2 provided with the heating plate 6, and in such scenario, the other frame should have another heat-resistant material layer of the same size of the heating plate 6 placed facing to the heating plate 6, so that the frames 2 shall not be damaged or deformed due to the heating plate 6 when both the frames are closed to each other. In case that the frames 2 are made of heat resistant material, then a separate layer of a heat-resistant material is not required.

    [0037] The frames 2 are physically coupled to each other, so that they can be in a first position and a second position. The frames 2 are placed in close proximity to each other, so as to press against each other in the first position. In the first position, the hair, which is placed between the frames 2 is heated and pressed for styling the hair. This happens because, the hair gets pressed and heated by the heating plate 6 placed at the frames 2, due to pressing of the frames 2, which reforms the hair. And, in the second position, the frames 2 are placed at a distance to each other so as to maintain a gap between each other, which allows replacement of hair between the frames 2.

    [0038] The arrangement 1 has a sensing unit 8, which is enabled to sense presence and absence of the hair or any object between the frames 2 of the device 3. When the object/hair gets between the frames 3, the sensing unit 8 detects the presence of the hair/object, and generates a presence data 9, which refers to presence of the hair/object btween the frames. The arrangement 1 also includes a processor 10 which receives and processes the presence data 9, and generates a first position signal 11 based on the processing of the presence data 9. The arrangement 1 also includes an automation means 12 which is coupled to the frames 2. The automation means 12 receives the first position signal 11, and accordingly moves the frames 2 into the first position 4.

    [0039] For pressing and heating the hair, the hair is firstly divided into sections, and further each section of the hair is placed between the frames 2 of the hairstyling device 3. Thereafter, the device 3 is run through the whole length of the sectioned hair. Once, the hair moves out from between of the frames 2, the sensing unit 8 detects absence of the hair between the frames 2. Once the absence of the hair is detected, the sensing unit 8 generates an absence data 13, which is further received by the processor 10. Further, the processor 10 generates a second position signal 14 based on the processing of the absence data 13, which is further received by the automation means 12. Based on the second position signal 14, the automation means 12 moves the frames 2 into the second position 5.

    [0040] Generally, the sensing unit 8 is enabled to detect the presence of the hair/object when the frames 2 are in the second position 5, and to detect the absence of the hair/object when the frames 2 are in the first position 4. However, in one embodiment, the sensing unit 8 is enabled to detect both presence and absence of the hair/object between the frames 2 at the same time. However, in such scenario, if the frames 2 are already in the first position 4, and the sensing unit 8 senses the presence of the hair/object, then the processor will not take further action to generate the first position signal 11, and if the frames 2 are already in the second position 5, and the sensing unit 8 senses the absence of the hair/object, then the processor will not take further action to generate the second position signal 14.

    [0041] In one embodiment, the sensing unit 8 only detects presence of hair between the frames 2 of the device 3, and does not detect absence of the hair/objects between the frames 2. In such scenario, a user of the device 3 has to manually move the frames 2 into the second position.

    [0042] In another embodiment, the sensing unit 8 detects only the hair and not any other object, which makes the arrangement 1 efficient, and reduce false positives might occur in generalized scenario of any object detection. These false positives may occur because during device handling, many times clothes or other environmental elements which are also used during hairstyling process may accidentally get in between the frames 2.

    [0043] In one embodiment, the sensing unit 8 detects presence of the object/hair between the pair of the frames 2 only when the object is in proximity of either of the frames 2 or touching either of the frames 2. In the same way, in another similar embodiment, the sensing unit 8 detects absence of the object/hair between the pair of the frames only when the object/hair leave out from between the frames 2 or stops touching either of the frames 2.

    [0044] In a further embodiment, the sensing unit 8 detects presence of the object/hair between the pair of the frames 2 only when the object/hair is in proximity of the heating plate 6 or touches the heating plate 6. In a similar embodiment, the sensing unit 8 detects absence of the object/hair between the pair of the frames 2 only when the object/hair stops touching the heating plate 6.

    [0045] It is to be noted for moving the frames 2 to be in the first position 4 or the second position 5, the frames can be moved rotationally with respect to each other, like two needles of a clock, or the frames 2 can also move laterally with respect to each other.

    [0046] Fig. 2a shows a hairstyling device 3 of the invention in a first position 4. The frames 2 are attached to each other at one of their ends through a hinge 16, so that the frames 2 can rotate with respect to each other to be in the first position 4 and a second position. The hair 7 is shown to be between the heating plates 6 of each of the frames 2. The sensing unit 8 includes two sensors 8', 8" here. The first sensor 8' is placed in proximity to one of the edges 15 of the heating plate 6, and the second sensor 8" is placed in proximity to another edge 15 of the heating plate 6, which is opposite to the edge 15 in whose proximity the first sensor 8' is placed. It is to be noted that these two edges 6 are the smallest two edges of the heating plate 6. In this embodiment, the sensors 8', 8" are placed at two shortest edges 15 of the heating plate 6, however, the sensors 8', 8" can be placed on other two edges 15 too which are the longest edges 15 of the heating plates 6, or at any other location on the device 3, or in proximity to the device 3. When the sensor 8', 8" detects the presence of the hair 7 between the heating plates 6, they are moved into the first position 4 by rotating the frames 2, so to press the hair 7 between the heating plates 6.

    [0047] Fig. 2b shows the hairstyling device 3 of Fig, 2a in the second position 5. As soon as the hair leaves the heating plates, and the sensors 8', 8" detects absence of the hair 7 between the heating plates 6, the frames 2 are moves to be in the second position 5, according to an embodiment of the invention.

    [0048] Fig 3, shows a flow chart explaining functioning of a device for hairstyling whose frames opens and closes automatically. In step 101, the device is switched on, so that the power supply to the device can be established. In step 102, the hair is sectioned, and one the section of the hair is placed between the heating plates of the device. Further in step 103, the sensing unit of the device detects presence of the hair between the frames of the device and generates the presence data. In step 104, the processor receives the presence data and generates a first position signal based on processing of the presence data. This first position signal is received by an automation means, which is coupled to the frames, and the automation means moves the frames to the first position to press the hair between the plates. Thereafter, the user of the device moves the device through the complete length of the section of the hair, and finally the hair leaves out from between of the frames in step 105. In step 106, the sensing unit detects absence of the hair between of the frames and generates an absence data. In step 107, the processor receives and processes the absence data and generates a second position signal which is further received by the automation means, and the automation means moves the frames of the device into the second position. Steps 102 to 107 are repeated, if there are more sections of hair to be styled. In step 108, the power to the device is switched off to stop functioning of the device.

    [0049] Thus, the present invention provides an arrangement 1 for self-opening or closing of a pair of frames 2 of a device 3 for hairstyling, the pair of frames 2 are physically coupled to each other to be either in a first position 4 or a second position 5, wherein the frames 2 are pressed against each other in the first position 4, and placed at a distance from each other in the second position 5, at least one of the frames 2 has a heating plate 6, such that whenever any object 7 is in contact to the heating plate 6 and the frames 2 are in the first position 4, the object 7 gets heated and pressed. The arrangement 1 comprises a sensing unit 8 which senses the presence of the object 7 between the pair of the frames 2, and generates a presence data 9, a processor 10 receives and processes the presence data 9, and generates a first position signal 11, and an automation means 12 coupled to the pair of frames 2, which receives the first position signal 11 and moves the pair of frames 2 to be in the first position 4.

    List of reference numbers



    [0050] 
    1
    arrangement
    2
    frames
    3
    device
    4
    first position
    5
    second position
    6
    heating plate
    7
    object/hair
    8
    sensing unit
    8'
    first sensor
    8"
    second sensor
    9
    presence data
    10
    processor
    11
    first position signal
    12
    automation means
    13
    absence data
    14
    second position signal
    15
    edge of the heating plate
    16
    hinge of the device
    101
    Step of switching on the device
    102
    Step of placement of the hair within the frames of the device
    103
    Step of detection of hair by the sensors
    104
    Step of movement of frames in the first position
    105
    Step of leaving of the hair out of the frame
    106
    Step of detection of absence of hair by the sensor
    107
    Step of movement of frames to the second position
    108
    Step of switching of the device



    Claims

    1. An arrangement (1) for self-opening or closing of a pair of frames (2) of a device (3) for hairstyling, the pair of frames (2) are physically coupled to each other to be either in a first position (4) or a second position (5), wherein the frames (2) are adapted to be pressed against each other in the first position (4) and to be placed at a distance from each other in the second position (5), wherein at least one of the frames (2) comprises a heating plate (6), such that whenever any object (7) is in contact to the heating plate (6) and the frames (2) are in the first position (4), the object (7) gets heated and pressed, the arrangement (1) further comprises:

    - a sensing unit (8) adapted to sense presence of the object (7) between the pair of the frames (2), and to generate a presence data (9),

    - a processor (10) adapted to receive and process the presence data (9), and to generate a first position signal (11), and

    - an automation means (12) coupled to the pair of frames (2), adapted to receive the first position signal (11), and to move the pair of frames (2) to be in the first position (4).


     
    2. The arrangement (1) according to the claim 1, wherein the sensing unit (8) is adapted to sense absence of the object (7) between the pair of the frames (2), and to generate an absence data (13), the processor (10) is adapted to receive and process the absence data (13), and to generate a second position signal (14), and the automation means (12) is adapted to receive the second position signal (14), and to move the pair of frames (2) to be in the second position (5).
     
    3. The arrangement (1) according to any of the claims 1 or 2, wherein

    - the sensing unit (8) is adapted to sense the presence of the object (7) and to generate the presence data (9), when the pair of the frames (2) are in the second position (5), or

    - the sensing unit (8) is adapted to sense the absence of the object (7) and to generate the absence data (13), when the pair of the frames (2) are in the first position (4).


     
    4. The arrangement (1) according to any of the claims 1 to 3, wherein the sensing unit (8) is adapted to detect presence or absence of the hair (7) between the pair of the frames (2).
     
    5. The arrangement (1) according to any of the claims 1 to 4, wherein

    - the sensing unit (8) is adapted to detect presence of the object (7) between the pair of the frames (2), when the object is in proximity of either of the frames (2) or touching either of the frames (2), or

    - the sensing unit (8) is adapted to detect absence of the object (7) between the pair of the frames (2), when the object (7) leaves out from between the frames (2) or stops touching either of the frames (2).


     
    6. The arrangement (1) according to any of the claims 1 to 5, wherein

    - the sensing unit (8) is adapted to detect presence of the object (7) between the pair of the frames (2), when the object (7) is in proximity of the heating plate (6) or touches the heating plate (6), or

    - the sensing unit (8) is adapted to detect absence of the object (7) between the pair of the frames (2), when the object (7) stops touching the heating plate (6).


     
    7. The arrangement (1) according to any of the claims 1 to 6, wherein the sensing unit (8) comprises at least one sensor (8', 8") placed in proximity to the heating plate (6).
     
    8. The arrangement (1) according to the claim 7, wherein the sensors (8', 8") are placed on one or more of edges (15) of the heating plate (6) or in proximity to one of the edges (15) of the heating plate (6).
     
    9. The arrangement (1) according to claim 8, wherein the sensing unit (8) comprises two sensors (8', 8"), a first sensor (8') and a second sensor (8"), wherein the sensors (8', 8") are placed in proximity or onto the edges (15) with the shortest measurement.
     
    10. A device (3) for hairstyling comprising:

    - a pair of frames (2) physically coupled to each other to be either in a first position (4) or a second position (5), wherein the frames (2) are adapted to press against each other in the first position (4), and to be placed at a distance from each other in the second position (5), at least one of the frames (2) comprising a heating plate (6), such that whenever any object (7) is in contact with the heating plate (6) and the frames (2) are in the first position (4), the object (7) gets heated and pressed, the device (3) further comprising the arrangement (1) for self-opening or closing of the pair of frames (2) according to any of the claims 1 to 9.


     
    11. A method for making an arrangement (1) for self-opening or closing of a pair of frames (2) of a device (3) for hairstyling, the pair of frames (2) are physically coupled to each other to be either in a first position (4) or a second position (5), wherein the frames (2) are adapted to press against each other in the first position (4), and to be placed at a distance from each other in the second position (5), at least one of the frames (2) comprising a heating plate (6), such that whenever any object (7) is in contact with the heating plate (6) and the frames (2) are in the first position (4), the object gets heated and pressed, the method comprising:

    - providing a sensing unit (8) onto at least one of the frames (2) of the device (3) onto sides of the frames (2) facing each other, the sensing unit (8) is adapted to sense presence or absence of the object (7) between the pair of the frames (2), and to generate a presence data (9) on sensing presence of the object (7) or the absence data (13) on sensing absence of the object (7),

    - coupling the sensing unit (8) to a processor (10) for enabling data transfer, the processor (10) is adapted to receive and process the presence data (9) or the absence data (13), and to generate a first position signal (11) based on the presence data (9) or the second position signal (14) based on the absence data (13),

    - coupling the processor (10) to an automation means (12) for transfer signals (11, 14), the automation means (12) is adapted to receive the first position signal (11) or the second position (14) from the processor (10), and

    - coupling the automation means (12) to the pair of frames (2) for moving the frames to be in the first position (4) on receiving of the first position signal (11), or in the second position (5) on receiving the second position signal (14).


     
    12. The method according to the claim 11 comprising enabling the sensing unit (8) to:

    - sense the presence of the object (7) and to generate the presence data (9), when the pair of the frames (2) are in the second position (5), or

    - sense the absence of the object and to generate the absence data (13), when the pair of the frames (2) are in the first position (4).


     
    13. The method according to any of the claims 11 or 12, wherein the sensing unit (8) comprises more than one sensors (8', 8"), the method further comprises placing the sensors (8', 8") on one or more of edges (15) of the heating plate (6) or in proximity to one of the edges (15) of the heating plate (6).
     
    14. The method according to claim 13, wherein the sensing unit (8) comprises two sensors (8', 8"), a first sensor (8') and a second sensor (8"), the method comprising placing the sensors (8', 8") in proximity or onto the edges (15) with the shortest measurement.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Anordnung (1) zum selbsttätigen Öffnen oder Schließen eines Paares von Rahmen (2) einer Vorrichtung (3) zum Haarstyling, wobei das Paar von Rahmen (2) physisch so miteinander gekoppelt ist, dass es sich entweder in einer ersten Position (4) oder in einer zweiten Position (5) befindet, wobei die Rahmen (2) so ausgebildet sind, dass sie in der ersten Position (4) gegeneinander gedrückt werden können und in der zweiten Position (5) in einem Abstand voneinander angeordnet werden können, wobei mindestens einer der Rahmen (2) eine Heizplatte (6) umfasst, so dass immer dann, wenn ein beliebiger Gegenstand (7) in Kontakt mit der Heizplatte (6) ist und die Rahmen (2) in der ersten Position (4) sind, der Gegenstand (7) erwärmt und gepresst wird, wobei die Anordnung (1) ferner umfasst:

    - eine Erfassungseinheit (8), die dazu geeignet ist, die Anwesenheit des Objekts (7) zwischen dem Paar der Rahmen (2) zu erfassen und Anwesenheitsdaten (9) zu erzeugen,

    - einen Prozessor (10), der zum Empfangen und Verarbeiten der Anwesenheitsdaten (9) und zum Erzeugen eines ersten Positionssignals (11) geeignet ist, und

    - ein Automatisierungsmittel (12), das mit dem Rahmenpaar (2) gekoppelt ist und das geeignet ist, das erste Positionssignal (11) zu empfangen und das Rahmenpaar (2) so zu bewegen, dass es sich in der ersten Position (4) befindet.


     
    2. Anordnung (1) nach Anspruch 1, bei der die Erfassungseinheit (8) so ausgelegt ist, dass sie die Abwesenheit des Objekts (7) zwischen dem Paar von Rahmen (2) erfasst und Abwesenheitsdaten (13) erzeugt, der Prozessor (10) so ausgelegt ist, dass er die Abwesenheitsdaten (13) empfängt und verarbeitet und ein zweites Positionssignal (14) erzeugt, und die Automatisierungseinrichtung (12) so ausgelegt ist, dass sie das zweite Positionssignal (14) empfängt und das Paar von Rahmen (2) so bewegt, dass es sich in der zweiten Position (5) befindet.
     
    3. Die Anordnung (1) nach einem der Ansprüche 1 oder 2, wobei

    - die Erfassungseinheit (8) dazu ausgelegt ist, die Anwesenheit des Objekts (7) zu erfassen und die Anwesenheitsdaten (9) zu erzeugen, wenn sich das Rahmenpaar (2) in der zweiten Position (5) befindet, oder

    - die Erfassungseinheit (8) so ausgebildet ist, dass sie die Abwesenheit des Objekts (7) erfasst und die Abwesenheitsdaten (13) erzeugt, wenn sich das Paar der Rahmen (2) in der ersten Position (4) befindet.


     
    4. Anordnung (1) nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 3, wobei die Abtasteinheit (8) so ausgebildet ist, dass sie die Anwesenheit oder Abwesenheit des Haares (7) zwischen dem Paar der Rahmen (2) erfasst.
     
    5. Die Anordnung (1) nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 4, wobei

    - die Erfassungseinheit (8) so ausgelegt ist, dass sie das Vorhandensein des Objekts (7) zwischen dem Paar der Rahmen (2) erfasst, wenn sich das Objekt in der Nähe eines der Rahmen (2) befindet oder einen der Rahmen (2) berührt, oder

    - die Erfassungseinheit (8) so ausgelegt ist, dass sie die Abwesenheit des Objekts (7) zwischen dem Paar der Rahmen (2) erfasst, wenn das Objekt (7) zwischen den Rahmen (2) austritt oder aufhört, einen der Rahmen (2) zu berühren.


     
    6. Die Anordnung (1) nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 5, wobei

    - die Erfassungseinheit (8) so ausgebildet ist, dass sie das Vorhandensein des Objekts (7) zwischen dem Paar der Rahmen (2) erfasst, wenn sich das Objekt (7) in der Nähe der Heizplatte (6) befindet oder die Heizplatte (6) berührt, oder

    - die Erfassungseinheit (8) so angepasst ist, dass sie die Abwesenheit des Objekts (7) zwischen dem Paar der Rahmen (2) erfasst, wenn das Objekt (7) aufhört, die Heizplatte (6) zu berühren.


     
    7. Anordnung (1) nach einem derAnsprüche 1 bis 6, wobei die Abtasteinheit (8) mindestens einen Sensor (8', 8") aufweist, der in der Nähe der Heizplatte (6) angeordnet ist.
     
    8. Anordnung (1) nach einem der Ansprüche 7, wobei die Sensoren (8', 8") an einer oder mehreren Kanten (15) der Heizplatte (6) oder in der Nähe einer der Kanten (15) der Heizplatte (6) angeordnet sind.
     
    9. Anordnung (1) nach Anspruch 8, wobei die Sensoreinheit (8) zwei Sensoren (8', 8") umfasst, einen ersten Sensor (8') und einen zweiten Sensor (8"), wobei die Sensoren (8', 8") in der Nähe oder auf den Kanten (15) mit der kürzesten Messung angeordnet sind.
     
    10. Eine Vorrichtung (3) zum Haarstyling, umfassend:

    - ein Paar von Rahmen (2), die physisch miteinander gekoppelt sind, um sich entweder in einer ersten Position (4) oder in einer zweiten Position (5) zu befinden, wobei die Rahmen (2) so angepasst sind, dass sie in der ersten Position (4) gegeneinander drücken und in der zweiten Position (5) in einem Abstand voneinander angeordnet werden können, wobei mindestens einer der Rahmen (2) eine Heizplatte (6) umfasst, so dass immer dann, wenn irgendein Gegenstand (7) in Kontakt mit der Heizplatte (6) ist und die Rahmen (2) in der ersten Position (4) sind, der Gegenstand (7) erhitzt und gepresst wird, wobei die Vorrichtung (3) ferner die Anordnung (1) zum selbsttätigen Öffnen oder Schließen des Rahmenpaares (2) nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 9 umfasst.


     
    11. Verfahren zur Herstellung einer Anordnung (1) zum selbsttätigen Öffnen oder Schließen eines Paares von Rahmen (2) einer Vorrichtung (3) zum Haarstyling, wobei das Paar von Rahmen (2) physikalisch miteinander gekoppelt ist, um sich entweder in einer ersten Position (4) oder einer zweiten Position (5) zu befinden, wobei die Rahmen (2) so angepasst sind, dass sie in der ersten Position (4) gegeneinander drücken, und in einem Abstand voneinander in der zweiten Position (5) anzuordnen sind, wobei mindestens einer der Rahmen (2) eine Heizplatte (6) umfasst, so dass immer dann, wenn ein beliebiger Gegenstand (7) in Kontakt mit der Heizplatte (6) ist und die Rahmen (2) in der ersten Position (4) sind, der Gegenstand erwärmt und gepresst wird, wobei das Verfahren umfasst:

    - Bereitstellen einer Erfassungseinheit (8) auf mindestens einem der Rahmen (2) der Vorrichtung (3) auf Seiten der Rahmen (2), die einander gegenüberliegen, wobei die Erfassungseinheit (8) dazu ausgelegt ist, die Anwesenheit oder Abwesenheit des Objekts (7) zwischen dem Paar der Rahmen (2) zu erfassen und einen Anwesenheitsdatenwert (9) beim Erfassen der Anwesenheit des Objekts (7) oder den Abwesenheitsdatenwert (13) beim Erfassen der Abwesenheit des Objekts (7) zu erzeugen,

    - Kopplung der Erfassungseinheit (8) mit einem Prozessor (10) zur Ermöglichung der Datenübertragung, wobei der Prozessor (10) dazu ausgelegt ist, die Anwesenheitsdaten (9) oder die Abwesenheitsdaten (13) zu empfangen und zu verarbeiten und ein erstes Positionssignal (11) auf der Grundlage der Anwesenheitsdaten (9) oder das zweite Positionssignal (14) auf der Grundlage der Abwesenheitsdaten (13) zu erzeugen,

    - Kopplung des Prozessors (10) mit einer Automatisierungseinrichtung (12) für Übertragungssignale (11, 14), wobei die Automatisierungseinrichtung (12) so ausgebildet ist, dass sie das erste Positionssignal (11) oder die zweite Position (14) von dem Prozessor (10) empfängt, und

    - Koppeln der Automatisierungseinrichtung (12) an das Rahmenpaar (2), um die Rahmen so zu bewegen, dass sie sich beim Empfang des ersten Positionssignals (11) in der ersten Position (4) oder beim Empfang des zweiten Positionssignals (14) in der zweiten Position (5) befinden.


     
    12. Das Verfahren nach Anspruch 11 umfasst das Aktivieren der Abtasteinheit (8):

    - die Anwesenheit des Objekts (7) zu erfassen und die Anwesenheitsdaten (9) zu erzeugen, wenn sich das Rahmenpaar (2) in der zweiten Position (5) befindet, oder

    - die Abwesenheit des Objekts zu erfassen und die Abwesenheitsdaten (13) zu erzeugen, wenn sich das Rahmenpaar (2) an der ersten Position (4) befindet.


     
    13. Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 11 oder 12, wobei die Erfassungseinheit (8) mehr als einen Sensor (8', 8") umfasst, wobei das Verfahren ferner das Anordnen der Sensoren (8', 8") an einer oder mehreren Kanten (15) der Heizplatte (6) oder in der Nähe einer der Kanten (15) der Heizplatte (6) umfasst.
     
    14. Verfahren nach Anspruch 13, wobei die Erfassungseinheit (8) zwei Sensoren (8', 8") umfasst, einen ersten Sensor (8') und einen zweiten Sensor (8"), wobei das Verfahren das Platzieren der Sensoren (8', 8") in der Nähe oder auf den Kanten (15) mit der kürzesten Messung umfasst.
     


    Revendications

    1. Agencement (1) pour l'ouverture ou la fermeture automatique d'une paire de cadres (2) d'un dispositif (3) pour la coiffure, la paire de cadres (2) étant physiquement couplée l'une à l'autre pour être soit dans une première position (4) soit dans une seconde position (5), dans lequel les cadres (2) sont adaptés pour être pressés l'un contre l'autre dans la première position (4) et pour être placés à distance l'un de l'autre dans la seconde position (5), dans lequel au moins l'un des cadres (2) comprend une plaque chauffante (6), de sorte que chaque fois qu'un objet (7) est en contact avec la plaque chauffante (6) et que les cadres (2) sont dans la première position (4), l'objet (7) est chauffé et pressé, le dispositif (1) comprend en outre

    - une unité de détection (8) adaptée pour détecter la présence de l'objet (7) entre la paire de cadres (2), et pour générer une donnée de présence (9),

    - un processeur (10) adapté pour recevoir et traiter les données de présence (9), et pour générer un premier signal de position (11), et

    - un moyen d'automatisation (12) couplé à la paire de trames (2), adapté pour recevoir le signal de première position (11), et pour déplacer la paire de trames (2) afin qu'elle soit en première position (4).


     
    2. Agencement (1) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'unité de détection (8) est adaptée pour détecter l'absence de l'objet (7) entre la paire de trames (2), et pour générer des données d'absence (13), le processeur (10) est adapté pour recevoir et traiter les données d'absence (13), et pour générer un second signal de position (14), et le moyen d'automatisation (12) est adapté pour recevoir le second signal de position (14), et pour déplacer la paire de trames (2) afin qu'elle se trouve dans la seconde position (5).
     
    3. Agencement (1) selon l'une des revendications 1 ou 2, dans laquelle

    - l'unité de détection (8) est adaptée pour détecter la présence de l'objet (7) et pour générer les données de présence (9), lorsque la paire de trames (2) est en deuxième position (5), ou

    - l'unité de détection (8) est adaptée pour détecter l'absence de l'objet (7) et pour générer les données d'absence (13), lorsque la paire de trames (2) est en première position (4).


     
    4. Agencement (1) selon l'une des revendications 1 à 3, dans laquelle l'unité de détection (8) est adaptée pour détecter la présence ou l'absence du cheveu (7) entre la paire de cadres (2).
     
    5. Agencement (1) selon l'une des revendications 1 à 4, dans laquelle

    - l'unité de détection (8) est adaptée pour détecter la présence de l'objet (7) entre la paire de cadres (2), lorsque l'objet est à proximité de l'un des cadres (2) ou touche l'un des cadres (2), ou

    - l'unité de détection (8) est adaptée pour détecter l'absence de l'objet (7) entre la paire de cadres (2), lorsque l'objet (7) sort d'entre les cadres (2) ou cesse de toucher l'un des cadres (2).


     
    6. Agencement (1) selon l'une des revendications 1 à 5, dans laquelle

    - l'unité de détection (8) est adaptée pour détecter la présence de l'objet (7) entre la paire de cadres (2), lorsque l'objet (7) se trouve à proximité de la plaque chauffante (6) ou touche la plaque chauffante (6), ou

    - l'unité de détection (8) est adaptée pour détecter l'absence de l'objet (7) entre la paire de cadres (2), lorsque l'objet (7) cesse de toucher la plaque chauffante (6).


     
    7. Agencement (1) selon l'une des revendications 1 à 6, dans lequel l'unité de détection (8) comprend au moins un capteur (8', 8") placé à proximité de la plaque chauffante (6).
     
    8. Agencement (1) selon la revendication 7, dans lequel les capteurs (8', 8") sont placés sur un ou plusieurs des bords (15) de la plaque chauffante (6) ou à proximité de l'un des bords (15) de la plaque chauffante (6).
     
    9. Agencement (1) selon la revendication 8, dans lequel l'unité de détection (8) comprend deux capteurs (8', 8"), un premier capteur (8') et un second capteur (8"), dans lequel les capteurs (8', 8") sont placés à proximité ou sur les bords (15) ayant la mesure la plus courte.
     
    10. Un dispositif (3) pour la coiffure comprenant :

    - une paire de cadres (2) physiquement couplés l'un à l'autre pour être soit dans une première position (4) soit dans une seconde position (5), dans laquelle les cadres (2) sont adaptés pour s'appuyer l'un contre l'autre dans la première position (4), et pour être placés à distance l'un de l'autre dans la seconde position (5), au moins un des cadres (2) comprenant une plaque chauffante (6), de sorte que chaque fois qu'un objet (7) est en contact avec la plaque chauffante (6) et que les cadres (2) sont dans la première position (4), l'objet (7) est chauffé et pressé, le dispositif (3) comprenant en outre le dispositif (1) pour l'ouverture ou la fermeture automatique de la paire de cadres (2) selon l'une des revendications 1 à 9.


     
    11. Procédé pour réaliser un dispositif (1) pour l'ouverture ou la fermeture automatique d'une paire de cadres (2) d'un dispositif (3) pour la coiffure, la paire de cadres (2) étant physiquement couplée l'une à l'autre pour être soit dans une première position (4) soit dans une seconde position (5), dans lequel les cadres (2) sont adaptés pour s'appuyer l'un contre l'autre dans la première position (4), et à être placés à distance l'un de l'autre dans la deuxième position (5), au moins un des cadres (2) comprenant une plaque chauffante (6), de telle sorte que chaque fois qu'un objet (7) est en contact avec la plaque chauffante (6) et que les cadres (2) sont dans la première position (4), l'objet est chauffé et pressé, le procédé comprenant :

    - fournir une unité de détection (8) sur au moins un des cadres (2) du dispositif (3) sur les côtés des cadres (2) se faisant face, l'unité de détection (8) est adaptée pour détecter la présence ou l'absence de l'objet (7) entre la paire de cadres (2), et pour générer une donnée de présence (9) sur la détection de la présence de l'objet (7) ou une donnée d'absence (13) sur la détection de l'absence de l'objet (7),

    - couplant l'unité de détection (8) à un processeur (10) pour permettre le transfert de données, le processeur (10) est adapté pour recevoir et traiter les données de présence (9) ou les données d'absence (13), et pour générer un premier signal de position (11) basé sur les données de présence (9) ou le second signal de position (14) basé sur les données d'absence (13),

    - couplant le processeur (10) à un moyen d'automatisation (12) pour transférer des signaux (11, 14), le moyen d'automatisation (12) est adapté pour recevoir le premier signal de position (11) ou la deuxième position (14) du processeur (10), et

    - le couplage des moyens d'automatisation (12) à la paire de trames (2) pour déplacer les trames afin qu'elles soient en première position (4) à la réception du premier signal de position (11), ou en deuxième position (5) à la réception du deuxième signal de position (14).


     
    12. Procédé selon la revendication 11 comprenant l'activation de l'unité de détection (8) pour :

    - de détecter la présence de l'objet (7) et de générer les données de présence (9), lorsque la paire de trames (2) se trouve en deuxième position (5), ou

    - de détecter l'absence de l'objet et de générer les données d'absence (13), lorsque la paire de trames (2) est en première position (4).


     
    13. Procédé selon l'une des revendications 11 ou 12, dans lequel l'unité de détection (8) comprend plus d'un capteur (8', 8"), le procédé comprend en outre le placement des capteurs (8', 8") sur un ou plusieurs des bords (15) de la plaque chauffante (6) ou à proximité de l'un des bords (15) de la plaque chauffante (6).
     
    14. Procédé selon la revendication 13, dans lequel l'unité de détection (8) comprend deux capteurs (8', 8"), un premier capteur (8') et un second capteur (8"), le procédé comprenant le placement des capteurs (8', 8") à proximité ou sur les bords (15) avec la mesure la plus courte.
     




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