Global Patent Index - EP 0991355 A1

EP 0991355 A1 2000-04-12 - FLOOR MOP

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EP 0991355 A1 (EN)


EP 98917385 A


  • GB 9801114 W
  • GB 9713685 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9900050A1] This invention relates to the field of floor cleaning and floor treatment, and in particular relates to such activities carried out with use of a mop. Mops need to be frequently rinsed and charged with cleaning fluid and then pressed or wrung to remove excess fluid. The present application discloses a sieving arrangement for removing fluid from a mop comprising a mop stick (32) connected at a lower end thereof to a mop head (34), which sieving arrangement comprises a sieving surface against which the mop head may be pressed for removal of fluid and mop stick engagement means (35) configured and disposed to permit pivoting of the mop stick thereabout, the arrangement being such that a user may apply pressure against an upper end region of the mop stick in order to lever the mop head about said mop stick engagement means and against said sieving surface for the discharge of excess fluid in the mop head.

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

A47L 13/58

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47L 13/58 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47L 13/58 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9900050A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family

WO 9900050 A1 19990107; AU 7062598 A 19990119; DE 69809233 D1 20021212; DE 69809233 T2 20030911; EP 0991355 A1 20000412; EP 0991355 B1 20021106; GB 9713685 D0 19970903