Global Patent Index - EP 0997585 A1

EP 0997585 A1 2000-05-03 - Flush mechanism for a water closet and operating means therefor

Title (en)

Flush mechanism for a water closet and operating means therefor

Title (de)

Spülmechanismus für ein WC und Betätigungsmittel hierfür

Title (fr)

Mechanisme de chasse et moyens de commande pour un WC

Publication

EP 0997585 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99203530 A

Priority

SE 9803676 A

Abstract (en)

The invention relates to a flush mechanism (1) for a water closet, comprising a cistern (2) having a flush outlet (4), a movable flush valve (5) cooperating with said outlet (4), and operating means (6) connected to said flush valve (5) for moving said valve (5) from its closed to its open position, said operating means (6) comprising flexible operating member (18). This flexible operating member (18) allows the position of the operating means (6) with respect to the flush valve (5) to be freely chosen. The operating means (6) may comprise a push member (20) to be operated by a user, said flexible operating member (18) which may be a flexible push rod or cable, interconnecting said push member (20) and said flush valve. The flush mechanism (1) may further comprise means (12) e.g. a lever for converting a push force transmitted by said flexible push rod or cable (18) into a lifting force acting on said flush valve (5), said force converting means (12) being arranged near said flush valve (5). <IMAGE>

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

E03D 5/094

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E03D 5/094 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E03D 5/094 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

EP 0727533 A2 19960821 - WISA BV [NL]

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 0997585 A1 20000503; SE 9803676 D0 19981027; SE 9803676 L 20000428

INPADOC legal status


2001-08-22 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20001104

2001-01-17 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2000-05-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-05-03 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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