Global Patent Index - EP 0931501 A3

EP 0931501 A3 2001-03-14 - Attachment for a floor maintenance machine

Title (en)

Attachment for a floor maintenance machine

Title (de)

Zusatzgerät für Maschine zum Behandeln von Fussböden

Title (fr)

Accessoire pour machine d'entretien des sols

Publication

EP 0931501 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 99300510 A

Priority

GB 9801527 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0931501A2] The present invention relates to vacuum floor treatment and maintenance machines equipped with rotating sanding or brushing work heads. According to the present invention there is provided an attachment for a floor maintenance machine for use in dry operations comprising a first portion for contacting the floor in use, the first portion having one or more apertures extending therethrough, the first portion being attachable to a floor maintenance machine so that reduction of the air pressure above the first portion during operation of the maintenance machine enables air and particles entrained therein to be drawn through the one or more apertures in the first portion. Preferably a cover portion is attachable to the floor maintenance machine so that the cover portion extends over the first portion and is spaced axially therefrom to define a passageway, the passageway extending between the cover portion and the first portion so that reduction of the air pressure above the first portion during operation of the maintenance machine in use enables air and particles entrained therein to be drawn through the passageway. <IMAGE>

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

A47L 11/20; B24B 7/18; B24B 55/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47L 11/20 (2006.01); B24B 7/18 (2006.01); B24B 55/10 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B24B 7/186 (2013.01); A47L 11/20 (2013.01); A47L 11/4044 (2013.01); B24B 55/102 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

EP 0931501 A2 19990728; EP 0931501 A3 20010314; GB 9801527 D0 19980325

INPADOC legal status


2002-07-10 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010915

2001-12-05 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-03-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

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

2001-03-14 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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1999-07-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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

1999-07-28 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI