Global Patent Index - EP 0962599 A3

EP 0962599 A3 2000-11-15 - Device for the control of a WC flush

Title (en)

Device for the control of a WC flush

Title (de)

Vorrichtung zur Steuerung einer WC-Spülung

Title (fr)

Dispositif de contrôle pour la chasse d'eau d'un WC

Publication

EP 0962599 A3 (DE)

Application

EP 99109346 A

Priority

  • DE 19825229 A
  • DE 19905310 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0962599A2] The device has a sensor unit to detect the bowl content and for automatic dosing of flush water dependent upon the content. The unit is a gas sensor (22), to recognize fecal gases. The sensor signals are processed in a control unit (24), which operates a valve (16) to supply a suitable optimum water volume for a flush to the lavatory bowl (14). A second sensor (26) determines whether the lavatory is in use and when it is left by the user, and generates a signal accordingly. The gas sensor is located on/in a suction tube (18) connected to the flushing water pipe (10).

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

E03D 1/14; E03D 5/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E03D 1/14 (2006.01); E03D 5/10 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E03D 1/142 (2013.01); E03D 5/10 (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 0962599 A2 19991208; EP 0962599 A3 20001115; DE 19905310 C1 20001102

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