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Publication numberUS3563252 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 16, 1971
Filing dateOct 21, 1968
Priority dateOct 21, 1968
Publication numberUS 3563252 A, US 3563252A, US-A-3563252, US3563252 A, US3563252A
InventorsSesa Frank J Di Jr, Spohr Albert R
Original AssigneeSunbeam Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Manicure device
US 3563252 A
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United States Patent [72] Inventors Albert R. Spohr Park Ridge;

Frank J. Di Sesa, Jr., Lombard, Ill. [21 Appl. No. 779,294 [22] Filed Oct. 21,1968 [45] Patented Feb. 16, 1971 [73] Assignee Sunbeam Corporation Chicago, Ill.

Continuation of application Ser. No. 8 M":. 6 w yah ad9asfl [54] MANICURE DEVICE 15 Claims, 14 Drawing Figs.

[52] US. Cl. l32/73.6 [51] lntJ A45d 29/05 [50] Field otSearch l32/73.6,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,814,372 7/1931 Eldridge 132/73.6

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2,549,349 4/1951 Wahlstrom 15/257 2,861,578 11/1958 Thompson... 132/73.6 3,220,119 l/l965 Jepson et al. 34/99 3,280,302 10/1966 Jepson 219/370 3,298,111 1/1967 Rarr 34/99 2,008,920 7/1935 Moir 64/4 Primary Examiner- Louis G. M ancene Assistant Examiner- Gregory E. McNeill Attorney-George R. Clark ABSTRACT: A motor operated manicure device comprising a housing having a central opening and a plurality of spaced depressions formed in its top. A flexible drive cable-to-motor coupler mounted in said central opening and secured to the output shaft of a motor mounted inside the housing. A wall surrounding said motor and spaced from the periphery of the housing to define a chamber for storing the flexible drive cable. An opening being formed in one of the depressions for providing access to the storage chamber. A motor control switch extending through an opening in another of the depressions. The remaining depressions being adapted to store manicuring attachments for the drive cable.

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Arm/2M5) 20744 f Ca h MANICURE DEVICE The present application is a continuation of US. Pat. application Ser. No. 536,087, now abandoned.

This invention relates to a manicure device, and more particularly, to an improved manicure device of the type shown in Design Patent Des. 202,967 which is assigned to the same as signee as the instant patent application.

It is an object of the invention to provide an improved, low cost, convenient to use, easily serviced, and self-contained motor operated manicure device having provision for storage of all its loose parts such as its electric extension cord, its flexible drive cable, and its manicure attachment tools.

In the preferred form of the invention the manicure device is provided with a housing which consists of two generally panshaped members which are superposed to close each other. These two members are constructed from plastic molding material, and the upper member has an integral generally circular shaped depending wall formed therein. This wall is separated from the periphery of the upper member by an annular shaped space to provide a storage space for the flexible drive cable of the manicure device. An integral depending U- shaped wall is also formed on the upper member. This wall is separated from the circular wall by a generally horseshoeshaped space. This space provides a chamber for an electric switch and electric leads for connecting an electric extension cord to the switch and motor of the manicure device. The electric motor of the device is positioned within the U-shaped wall. The bottom member also has an integral U-shaped wall. This U-shapedwall is spaced from the periphery of the bottom member by a generally horseshoe-shaped space to provide a storage chamber for the electric extension cord. A fan is positioned in the U-shaped wall of the bottom chamber beneath the electric motor and is drive connected thereto. A centrally apertured plate is positioned between the top and bottom members. The drive connection between the motor and fan extends through the central aperture of the plate. The plate closes off the cable storage, cord storage, and electrical switch and lead chamber spaces from each other. An access opening is provided in the top member for affording access to the flexible drive cable stored in the upper member, and another access opening is provided in the bottom-member to provide access to the cord stored in the bottom member. The top member is provided with a central aperture above the motor to facilitate drive coupling one end of the flexible drive cable to the motor. Distributedabout this opening are a plurality of depressions formed in the top of the top member. One of these depressions is adapted to removably nest and latch the outer end of the stored cable therein. The access opening for the stored cable is formed in this depression. Another one of the depressions has an opening formed in its bottom above the electric switch for controlling the motor. The switch is provided with a control button which projects through this opening. The other depressions are formed with means which are adapted to removably nest a plurality of manicure attachment tools which are intended to be used with the flexible drive cable. The bottom member is provided with a plurality of air outlet vents for the fan. These vents areformed on one side of the device, and the electric switch is positioned on this same side of the device. This side of the device is considered the front side so as to position the vents and control switch in front of the user. The vents are used for the purpose of drying fingernails which have had nail polish applied thereto. The access openings for the stored cord and cable are provided in the backside of the device.

The features of the invention which are believed to be novel are set forth with particularity in the appended claims. The invention itself, however, both as to its organization and operation, together with further objects and advantages thereof, may best be understood by reference to the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings, FIG. I is a perspective view of a preferred form of the invention;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged top plan view of the device with the cover thereof removed;

along the section line 4-4 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 5 is a sectional view of the device taken along the section line 5-5 of FIG. 4;

FIG. 6 is a sectional view of the device taken along the section line 6-6 of FIG. 4; a

FIG. 7 is a sectional view of the device taken along the section line 7-7 of FIG. 4;

FIG. 8 is an enlarged sectional view of the device taken along the section line 8-8 of the FIG. 2;

FIG. 9 is an enlarged sectional view taken along the section line 9-9 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 10 is an enlarged sectional view taken along the section line 10-10 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 11 is an enlarged sectional view taken along the section line 11-11 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 12 is an enlarged sectional view taken along the section line 12-12 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 13 is an enlarged sectional view taken along the section line 13-13 of FIG. 2; and

FIG. 14 is a longitudinal sectional view taken through the outer end of the flexible drive cable and one of the manicure attachment tools to illustrate their drive coupling with each other.

Referring now to the drawings, and particularly FIGS. 4 to 7, the manicure device has a housing comprising an upper or top generally pan-shaped circular housing portion 10 and a lower or bottom generally circular pan-shaped housing portion 11. The top member 10 is inverted and superposed with respect to the bottom member 11 so that these two members close each other to form the housing. Both members are formed from plastic molding material. The top member 10 has a generally circular shaped depending integral wall 12 formed thereon. The wall 12 is spaced from the peripheral wall 13 of member 10 to provide a generally annular shaped storage space 14 therebetween. The space 14 is for purposes of storing a flexible drive cable 15 therein in a manner to be described in greater detail hereinafter and as illustrated in dash lines in FIG. 2. Another depending wall 16 is integrally formed on the top member 10. Wall 16 is generally U-shaped. It is positioned within the circularwall 12 and is spaced therefrom to provide a generally horseshoe-shaped chamber 17. The chamber 17 has an electric switch 18 positioned therein as well as some electric leads. The opposite ends of the U-shaped wall 16 are integrally joined to the circular wall 12. Therefore, the space embraced by the wall 16 is closed to define a motor chamber 19 therein. An electric motor indicated generally by the reference numeral 20 is positioned in the space 19. The switch 18 controls the motor 20. Power is connected to the motor 20 through an electric extension cord 21. Cord 21 is brought into the chamber 17 and is connected to the switch 18 and the motor 20 by a plurality of leads best shown in FIG. 5. The leads, as shown in FIG. 5, are disposed in the chamber 17. The motor 20 is supported ofl the top member 10 by virtue of a plurality of integral bosses 22 and studs 23 connecting the motor to the bosses 22.

The shaft 24 of the motor 20 extends for a short distance above and below the motor. A fan 25 is mounted at the lower end of motor shaft 24. Fan 25 is disposed within the bottom member 11. A generally U-shaped wall 26 which is integral with the bottom member 11 surrounds the fan 25 to provide a fan chamber therefor. The opposite ends of wall 26 are integrally connected to the peripheral portion of base member 11. The wall 26 is spaced from the peripheral portion of bottom member 11 to define a generally horseshoe-shaped space 27 therebetween. The space 27 is for purposes of storing the electric extension cord 21 therein.

The three spaces 14, 17, and 27 are closed off from each other by a generally circular shaped plate 28 which is disposed in a generally horizontal plane and positioned between the top and bottom members 10 and II in abutting relationship with the walls 12, 16, and 26. The plate 28 is provided with a central aperture 29. The motor shaft 24 extends through this aperture 29 for drive connection with the fan 25. An access opening 30 is provided in the backside of bottom member 11 to the cord storage space 27. The electric cord 21 extends through opening 30 into space 27 and through a strain relief 31 mounted in the plate 28 into the switch and lead chamber 17. When the device is not in use the cord 21 is snaked back and forth into the cord storage space 27 through the opening 30. The opposite or front side of bottom member 11 is provided with a plurality of air outlet vents 32. The vents 32 are located between the opposite ends of the wall 26. The fan 25 exhausts its air out through the vents 32. If the user wishes to dry nail polish with the device then the fingernails are positioned in front of the grid structure defining the vents 32.

The plate 28 is seated on the bottom member 11 in an appropriately contoured shoulder 33, see FIG. 7. Plate 28 is additionally maintained in proper position by a lug 34 formed on the shoulder 33 and which is adapted to be received by a matching notch 35, see FIG. 6, formed in the periphery of plate 28. The plate 28 has an upstanding boss 36 formed thereon beneath the switch 18 to assist in supporting the same.

The central portion of the top member is provided with an integral frustoconical-shaped portion 37. Portion 37 is provided with an aperture 38 to expose the upper end of motor shaft 24. The upper end of motor shaft 24 is hollow and pro- H vided with a transverse slot to provide coupling means for interconnecting the upper end of the motor shaft and the cooperative end of the flexible drive cable in a manner which will be obvious to those skilled in the art. Just above the motor and radially inwardly of the wall 16 a plurality of air inlet vents 39 are provided in the top member 10. When the fan is turning, cooling air enters the openings 39 and then passes over the motor 20 to cool the same. The air continues out from the motor chamber 19 through the central aperture 29 in plate 28 and then into the fan chamber provided by the bottom U-shaped wall 26. Fan 25 exhausts the incoming air out through the air outlet openings 32. The top and bottom members 10 and 11 and the plate 28 are retained in their assembled position by a plurality of studs 40, see FIG. 8, which extend through aligned integral bosses on the bottom member 11 and aligned apertures in the plate 28 into bosses formed on the member 10 inside the space 17.

Referring to FIG. 2 of the drawings, a plurality of depressions 41-48 are formed in the top of member 10. The depression 41 is formed radially between the circular wall 12 and the periphery 13 of member 10. The other depressions 4248 are formed radially between the circular wall 12 and the U-shaped wall 16. Depression 41 has an opening 49, and this opening 49 is the access opening to the cable storage space 14. In storing the cable 15 into space 14 the inner end of cable 15 is inserted into space 14 through the opening 49 and then snaked into and around the space 14 into the position illustrated in dash lines in FIG. 2. The end of depression 41 at which opening 49 is formed, as well as the opposite end of depression 41 and the depression itself, are formed so as to releasably or removably latch and nest the outer end of cable 15in depression 41. The access opening 49 is slightly larger than the exterior size of cable 15. Otherwise, the cable storage space 14 is essentially closed. The end of depression 41 adjacent opening 49 has a contour which is best known shown in FIG. 5. The opposite end of depression 41 is formed with an integral overhanging tab portion 50 which is adapted to releasably latch the outer end of cable 15 nested in the depression 41. The end of depression 41 adjacent the overhanging tab portion 50 is cut away as indicated by small opening 51 so that the outer end of cable 15 can be seated beneath the tab 50. Opening 51 is closed by an integral stop wall beneath tab 51 to serve as an end stop for the cable 15.

Referring to FIG. 4, the depression 45 has a bottom central aperture 53. Aperture 53 is surrounded by an integral hollow depending boss 54. The upper end of switch 18 is seated in the boss 54, and the switch 18 is retained in its illustrated position by the underlying boss 36 on plate 28. The switch 18 is provided with a pushbutton switch actuator 55. The switch actuator 55 extends through the opening 53 into the depression 45 for access by the user of the manicure device from the front of the device which is the same side on which the nail drying vent openings 32 are positioned.

The depressions 41-48 are generally semiegg-shaped. They are distributed about the top of member 10 between the air inlet openings 39 and the periphery of member 10. The depression 48 is plain and is for containing miscellaneous parts. The other depressions 42-44, 46, and 47 are for the purpose of removably nesting manicure attachment tools therein. These tools are intended to be drive coupled to the outer end of cable 15 for performing various nail care operations. The manicure attachment tools and the flexible drive cable as well as the coupling means between the cable and the motor shaft 24 and the various manicure attachment tools are old in the art and are readily available on the market place and have heretofore been used in connection with manicure features of portable hair dryers. Therefore, these parts will not be described in detail. However, as will be obvious from FIGS. 8- -I0, 11, and 12 each of the manicure attachment tools have shank portions which are adapted to be removably nested in their illustrated positions. More particularly, and referring to FIG. 8 as an example, thereof, the bottom of these depressions for the manicure attachment tools is provided with an integral hollow underlying boss 56 which is adapted to removably nest the manicure attachment tool. The boss 56 holds the manicure tool in upright position so that the manicure tool can be readily grasped with the fingers and removed. Referring also to FIG. 9, the boss 56 of the depression 43 extends through an aperture 57 formed in the plate 28. In this manner the plate 28 is additionally properly aligned.

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 4, the top of member 10 is closed by a cover 58. Cover 58 has an integral central hollow frustoconical projection 59. The projection 59 receives the projection 37 when cover 58 is positioned on member 10 to close the top of member 10 and its depressions 41-48. The outer circumference of the top of member 10 has a circular step or the like 60 formed thereon which receives a short depending circular flange 61 formed on the circumference of the member 58.

In use of the device the housing is positioned on a table top or the like in front of the user so that the nail drying vents 32 and switch button 55 are positioned facing the user. After the cover 58 is removed the outer end of cable 15 is freed from beneath the tab 50 and the cable 15 can then be withdrawn from its storage space 14 through the opening 49. The inner end of cable 15 is inserted into the opening 38 for drive coupling the cable to the upper end of the motor shaft 24. Any one of the manicure attachment tools can be drive coupled to the outer end of cable 15 in the manner illustrated in FIG. 14. The extension cord 21 is connected to an electric outlet and the device is energized by depressing the pushbutton switch 55. When the user is finished with the device, the manicure attachment tools are returned into their respective places, and the cable 15 is stored by snaking it into its storage space 14 through the opening 49. After cable 15 is put back into the position illustrated in FIG. 2 the device can be closed by the cover 58. The electric extension cord 21 which has been previously withdrawn from the cord storage space 27 through the opening 30 is positioned back into the space 27 by snaking it back and forth into space 27 through its access opening 30.

While there has been shown and described a particular embodiment of the invention, it will be obvious to those skilled in the art that changes and modifications may be made without departing from the invention, and that it is intended by the appended claims to cover all such changes and modifications as fall within the true spirit and scope of the invention.

We claim:

1. In a motor operated manicure device, a closed housing, a motor inside said closed housing, wall means inside said closed housing, said wall means surrounding said motor and being spaced from the periphery of said closed housing to provide an annular storage space therebetween, an opening in said closed housing, flexible drive cable-to-motor coupling means in said opening, and another opening in said closed housing, said another opening providing access to said space for inserting one end of a flexible drive cable into said space and snaking the cable into said space for storage. therein, said another opening being relatively small by having a size slightly larger than the exterior size of said cable, and said space being substantially completely closed by portions of said housing, said coupling means opening being disposed in the center of the top of said housing, a plurality of spaced depressions formed in the top of said housing, said depressions being distributed about said coupling means opening, an electric control switch for said motor inside said housing beneath one of said depresv sions, said one depression having an opening formed in the bottom thereof, a switch button on said switch projecting from said switch through said one depression opening, said storage space access opening being formed in another of said depressions, said another depression being adapted to have the other end of said cable removably nested therein, and the other depressions being adapted to have manicure attachments for said cable removably nested therein.

2. in a manicure device, a housing comprising two circular pan shaped plastic material members, said members being positioned one over the other, the top member being inverted to close the bottom member, a circular depending wall integrally formed on said, top member, a U-shaped depending wall integrally fonned on said top member inside said circular wall, the ends of said U-shaped wall being connected to said circular wall, said circular wall being spaced from the periphery of said top member to provide an annular-shaped flexible drive cable storage space therebetween, said U- shaped wall being spaced from said circular wall to provide a horseshoe-shaped electrical lead and switch storage space therebetween, and a circular horizontally disposed centrally apertured plate positioned between said members to close said two storage spaces, an electric motor positioned above said plate within said U-shaped wall, a fan connected to said motor, said fan being positioned beneath said plate inside said bottom member, a U-shaped wall integrally formed on said bottom member, said bottom member wall surrounding said fan and having itsends connected to the periphery of said bottom member, said bottom member wall being spaced from the periphery of said bottom member to defne a horseshoeshaped cord storage space therebetween beneath said plate, air inlet openings formed in said top member above said motor, air outlet openings formed in the periphery of said bottom member between the ends of said bottom member wall, and electric extension cord stored in said cord storage space, an opening formed in said bottom member for access to the outer end of said cord, the inner end of said cord extending through an aperture formed in said plate into said electrical lead and switch storage space, an electric switch in said last-mentioned space for controlling said motor, electrical leads in said lastmentioned space connecting said cord to said motor and switch, an opening in said top member above said motor for drive coupling one end of a flexible drive cable to said motor, another opening formed in said top member above said switch, a switch button connected to said switch, said button protruding through said another opening, a flexible drive cable stored/in said cable storage space, and another opening formed in said top member for access to said stored cable, said cord storage space being closed by said plate, said cable and cord storage spaces being closed except for their access openings thereto, and the access opening to said cable storage space being slightly larger in size than the exterior size of said cable.

3. In manicure device, a pan-shaped bottom member and a generally pan-shaped top member, said top member being invertedi and superposed on the bottom member to close each other, a horizontally disposed plate positioned between said members, a circular wall inside the top member, a U-shpaed wall inside the circular wall, a generally horseshoe-shaped space between the two walls and an annular-shaped space between the circular wall and the periphery of the top member, a generally U-shaped wall inside the bottom member, a horseshoe-shaped space between said bottom member wall and the periphery of the bottom member, a motor inside the top member U-shaped wall, a fan inside the bottom member U-shaped wall, an aperture formed in said plate and a drive connection between said motor and fan extending through said aperture, an electric extension cord stored in said bottom member horseshoe-shaped space, an opening in said bottom member for access to said cord, an electric switch inside said top member horseshoe-shaped space for controlling said motor, electric leads in said top member horseshoe-shaped space for connecting said cord, motor, and switch together, a flexible drive cable stored in said top member annular-shaped space, an opening formed in said top member for access to said stored cable, and said plate closing off said three spaces from each other.

4. In a manicure device as in claim 3, said pane-shaped members being circular in shape, a central opening formed in the top of the top member for drive coupling a flexible drive cable to said motor, a plurality of spaced depressions formed in the top of said top member, said'depressions being disposed about said drive coupling opening, the access opening for said stored cable being formed in one of said depressions, means formed in said one depression for releasably latching and nesting the outer end of said stored cable in said one depression, means formed in the other depressions for removably nesting manicure attachments for said cable therein, said one depression being formed in said top member radially between said circular wall and the periphery of said top member, and said other depressions being formed in said top member radially between the top member two walls.

5. In a manicure device as in claim 4, the access opening for said stored cord being formed on the same side of said manicure device as said one depression, air inlet openings for said motor formed in the top of said top member between said drive coupling opening and said depressions, air outlet openings for said fan formed in said bottom member, said air outlet openings being formed on the side of said manicure device opposite to said side for said cord access opening, and said switch being positioned on the same side of said manicure device as said air outlet openings, said last-mentioned side being considered the front of said manicure device to facilitate nail drying by air exhausted through said outlet openings and position said switch on the side of said manicure device facing the user thereof.

6. in a manicure device as in claim 4, an integral frustoconical-shaped portion formed on the top of said top member about said drive coupling opening, a circular member superposed on said top member and closing said depressions, said last-mentioned member having an integrally formed hollow generally frustoconical-shaped central portion surrounding said first-mentioned frustoconical-shaped portion.

7. in a motor operated manicure device, a closed housing, a motor mounted inside said closed housing, wall means surrounding said motor and being spaced from the periphery of said closed housing to provide an annular storage space therebetween, a first opening in said closed housing in direct alignment with the output shaft of said motor, said shaft having means for coupling it to a flexible drive cable, a second opening in said closed housing to provide access to said storage space, the size of said second opening being large enough to receive the smaller end of said flexible drive cable and the cable itself but so restricted in size that the larger end of said flexible drive cable may not be inserted therethrough, whereby to prepare said manicure device for storage said smaller end of said flexible drive cable is inserted through said second opening and said flexible drive cable is snaked through said second opening around said annular storage space until said larger end is positioned adjacent the outside of said second opening.

8. In a motor operated manicure device as defined in claim 7, said second opening having a means for guiding said flexible drive cable into said annular storage space at an angle tangential to the perimeter of said annular storage space 9. In a motor operated manicure device as defined in claim 7, a depression formed in the top of said closed housing above said storage space, said second opening formed in the bottom of said depression, the size of said depression being large enough to provide a resting position for said larger end of said flexible drive cable.

ll}. ln a motor operated manicure device as defined in claim 9, said depression having a means for removably latching said larger end of said flexible drive cable into a stored position.

11. in a motor operated manicure device, a closed housing, a motor mounted vertically inside said closed housing and having its output shaft in registration with a first restricted opening in the top of said closed housing, means for coupling the end of said output shaft to a flexible drive cable, wall means surrounding said motor and being spaced from the periphery of said closed housing to provide an annular storage space therebetween, a second restricted opening in said closed housing above said storage space to provide access to said storage space, the length of said annular storage space being less than the length of said flexible drive cable so that when one end of said flexible drive cable is inserted into said second opening and said flexible drive cable is snaked through said second opening and around said annular storage space said one end of said cable reaches a stop in said annular storage space before the other end passes through said second openmg.

12. In a motor operated manicure device as defined in claim 11, said second opening having a means for guiding said flexible drive cable into said annular storage space at an angle tangential to the perimeter of said annular storage space.

13. In a motor operated manicure device as defined in claim 12, a depression formed in the top of said closed housing above said storage space, said second opening formed in the bottom of said depression, the size of said depression being large enough to provide a resting position for said other end of said flexible drive cable.

14. In a motor operated manicure device as defined in claim 13, said depression having a means for removably latching said other end of said flexible drive cable into a stored position.

15. In a motor operated manicure device, a closed housing, a motor inside said closed housing, wall means inside said closed housing, said wall means surrounding said motor and being spaced from the periphery of said closed housing to provide an annular storage space therebetween, an opening in said closed housing, flexible drive cable-to-motor coupling means in said opening, and another opening in said closed housing, said another opening providing access to said space for inserting one end of a flexible drive cable into said space and snaking the cable into said space for storage therein, said another opening being relatively small by having a size slightly larger than the exterior size of said cable, and said space being substantially completely closed by portions of said housing, said housing being divided into a top portion and a bottom portion along a horizontal plane, said wall means being connected to said top housing portion and depending therefrom toward the bottom housing portion, a fan connected to-said motor, said fan being disposed in said bottom housing portion, a U-shaped wall on said bottom housing portion surrounding said fan to define a fan chamber to said fan, air inlet openings formed in said top housing portion above said motor, air outlet openings formed in said bottom housing portion between the opposite ends of said U-shaped wall, said U-shaped wall being spaced from the periphery of said bottom housing portion to define a horseshoe-shaped cord storage space therebetween, an apertured horizontally disposed plate positioned between said walls and separating said cable and cord storage spaces from each other, an electric extension cord connected to said motor, an opening formed in said bottom housing ortion affordmg access to said cord storage space, said cor extending into said housing through said last-mentioned opening for snaked storage in saidcord storage space, and said coupling means opening and said cable storage space access opening being formed in the top of said housing.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/73.6
International ClassificationA45D29/00, A45D29/14
Cooperative ClassificationA45D29/14
European ClassificationA45D29/14