Global patent index - EP 0968337 A1

EP 0968337 A1 2000-01-05 - ODOURLESS TOILET

Title (en)

ODOURLESS TOILET

Title (de)

GERUCHSFREIE TOILETTE

Title (fr)

TOILETTES DESODORISEES

Publication

EP 0968337 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98909621 A

Priority

  • GB 9800755 W
  • GB 9705328 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9841702A1] An apparatus for removing odoriferous air from a flushable toilet (1) comprises air passage means (17) having an inlet (18) for disposing in or adjacent to the toilet bowl, support means (26) for maintaining the inlet in position, coupling means (25) for coupling an outlet (23) of the air passage means to a drain or sewer pipe (6) so as to bypass a U-bend (4) of the toilet, air extractor means (22) for drawing air from the toilet bowl along the air passage means to the drain or sewer pipe, and air flow control means, conveniently in the form of a variable liquid seal in a U-shaped portion (20) of the air passage means, piston and cylinder means being provided for enabling the air passage means to be alternated between a closed condition in which air is prevented from flowing from the outlet to the inlet and an open condition in which air may flow freely from the inlet to the outlet. A toilet (1) incorporating such apparatus for removing odoriferous air is also claimed. In a preferred embodiment the action of the air flow control means is linked to the action of the toilet lid.

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

E03D 9/052

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E03D 9/052 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E03D 9/052 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9841702A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR IE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9841702 A1 19980924; AU 6410798 A 19981012; EP 0968337 A1 20000105; GB 2336856 A 19991103; GB 9705328 D0 19970430; GB 9921558 D0 19991117

INPADOC legal status

2001-03-28 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20001003

2000-01-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19991014

2000-01-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE FR IE