Global patent index - EP 0994676 A2

EP 0994676 A2 2000-04-26 - APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF CLEANING HANDS

Title (en)

APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF CLEANING HANDS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR REINIGUNG DER HÄNDE

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ET PROCEDE POUR LE NETTOYAGE DES MAINS

Publication

EP 0994676 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98922540 A

Priority

  • CA 9800491 W
  • CA 2206623 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9853752A2] An apparatus for cleaning a user's hands has a spray chamber with an opening for user to insert his or her hands into the chamber. A supply of a cleaning solution is provided, and preferably comprises a storage tank with a concentrated solution. This solution is mixed with an incoming freshwater supply, e.g. in a venturi valve, and supplied through spray nozzles into the chamber. A sensor detects the presence of a user's hands and automatically operates the spray nozzles for a predetermined time. The apparatus can also include a fan with its own timer, to provide a supply of drying air. Thus, a user can insert his or her hands, clean them with the cleaning and/or disinfecting solution, remove the hands and dry them, without requiring any manual operation.

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

A61B 19/00; A61L 2/18; C11D 3/48

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47K 7/04 (2006.01); A61B 90/80 (2016.01); A61L 2/18 (2006.01); C11D 1/835 (2006.01); C11D 3/48 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

C11D 3/48 (2013.01); A61B 90/80 (2016.02); A61L 2/18 (2013.01); C11D 1/835 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9853752A2

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9853752 A2 19981203; WO 9853752 A3 19990304; AU 739851 B2 20011025; AU 7515798 A 19981230; CA 2206623 A1 19981130; EP 0994676 A2 20000426; JP 2002502281 A 20020122

INPADOC legal status

2003-06-18 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20021202

2002-10-30 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20020911

2000-04-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19991221

2000-04-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT