Global Patent Index - EP 0973968 A2

EP 0973968 A2 2000-01-26 - WASHING METHOD TO ACHIEVE A SUPERIOR WASHING PERFORMANCE BY INTERMITTENT AND VARIABLE OSCILLATING DRUM MOVEMENTS

Title (en)

WASHING METHOD TO ACHIEVE A SUPERIOR WASHING PERFORMANCE BY INTERMITTENT AND VARIABLE OSCILLATING DRUM MOVEMENTS

Title (de)

WASCHVERFAHREN ZUM ERZIELEN EINER BESSEREN WASCHLEISTUNG DURCH PERIODISCHE UND VARIABLE OSZILLIERENDE TROMMELBEWEGUNGEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE LAVAGE AMELIORANT LE RENDEMENT DU LAVAGE GRACE A DES MOUVEMENTS INTERMITTENTS ET VARIABLE D'OSCILLATION DU TAMBOUR

Publication

EP 0973968 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 97950572 A

Priority

  • TR 9700025 W
  • TR 9601081 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9829594A2] The present invention is related to a method providing an improvement of the washing performance for the washing machines with horizontally positioned tubs and drums by making the drum movements intermittent and with modulating oscillation. In the method according to the present invention, the rotations of any drum used for washing are realized as intermittent and with variable oscillations, the rotational speed of the said drum being increased or reduced with the desired acceleration rate that may be variable and this movement can be stopped at any desired angle thus obtaining the intended falling angles and heights at the desired cylces and by creating the desired velocity differences between water and clothes to be washed, as the result of these movements, the washing performance is improved by means of various drum movements. Said drum movements are realized by means of the washing programmes selected with regard to the type of textile to be washed. While washing wool, the requirement of keeping the material to be washed continuously in water is met using less water by keeping said drum movements between given limit values.

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

D06F 35/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

D06F 35/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

D06F 35/006 (2013.01); D06F 2204/065 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9829594A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

DOCDB simple family

WO 9829594 A2 19980709; WO 9829594 A3 19981001; AT 239814 T 20030515; AU 5353998 A 19980731; DE 69721834 D1 20030612; DE 69721834 T2 20040408; EP 0973968 A2 20000126; EP 0973968 B1 20030507; ES 2199381 T3 20040216; TR 199601081 A2 19980721