Global Patent Index - EP 0761864 B1

EP 0761864 B1 20010808 - Method and machine for drying the laundry

Title (en)

Method and machine for drying the laundry

Title (de)

Verfahren und Maschine zum Trocknen von Wäsche

Title (fr)

Procédé de séchage amélioré du linge et machine le mettant en oeuvre


EP 0761864 B1 20010808 (FR)


EP 96401864 A 19960830


FR 9510300 A 19950901

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0761864A1] During its drying cycle the drum (2) of the machine (1)rotates at a speed which is lower than the spin speed but higher than the normal drying speed, so that the washing is distributed round the outside of the drum and does not impede the flow of drying air fed into its centre. The speed of the drum during the drying cycle can be between 65 and 70 rpm, or between 35 and 100 rpm, and the drying programme can include several different speed stages, with the drum rotated in the opposite direction in each new stage.

IPC 1-7

D06F 58/28; D06F 25/00

IPC 8 full level

D06F 58/28 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

D06F 58/30 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 58/38 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 2103/34 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 2103/44 (2020.02 - EP US); D06F 2105/46 (2020.02 - EP US)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0761864 A1 19970312; EP 0761864 B1 20010808; DE 69614328 D1 20010913; FR 2738262 A1 19970307; FR 2738262 B1 19970926

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 96401864 A 19960830; DE 69614328 T 19960830; FR 9510300 A 19950901