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1. (WO2008051516) EARPLUG WITH ARTICULATING STEM AND LOCKING FEATURE
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Pub. No.: WO/2008/051516 International Application No.: PCT/US2007/022421
Publication Date: 02.05.2008 International Filing Date: 22.10.2007
IPC:
A61F 11/08 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
11
Methods or devices for treatment of the ears, e.g. surgical; Protective devices for the ears, carried on the body or in the hand
06
Protective devices for the ears
08
internal, e.g. earplugs
Applicants:
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY [US/US]; 3M Center Post Office Box 33427 Saint paul, MN 55133-3427, US (AllExceptUS)
FALCO, Robert, N. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
FALCO, Robert, N.; US
Agent:
GIBSON, Daniel, R.; Cantor Colburn LLP 20 Church Street, 22nd Floor Hartford, CT 06103-3207, US
Priority Data:
11/584,32620.10.2006US
Title (EN) EARPLUG WITH ARTICULATING STEM AND LOCKING FEATURE
(FR) BOUCHON D'OREILLE AVEC TIGE ARTICULÉE ET FONCTION DE VERROUILLAGE
Abstract:
(EN) A hearing protection device is provided including a stem, a protrusion formed on the stem, an articulation point formed on the stem, and a sound attenuating element including a cavity, where the protrusion is disposed in locking engagement within the cavity to releasably attach the stem to the sound attenuating element, and where the stem is configured to at least partially articulate about the articulation point.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un dispositif de protection de l'ouïe comprenant une tige, une saillie formée sur la tige, un point d'articulation formé sur la tige et un élément atténuant le son comprenant une cavité, la saillie étant disposée en engagement par verrouillage à l'intérieur de la cavité pour attacher de manière amovible la tige à l'élément atténuant le son, et la tige étant conçue de manière à s'articuler au moins en partie autour du point d'articulation.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP2073770ES2399361CN101557783BRPI0717444