Global Patent Index - EP 0998250 A2

EP 0998250 A2 2000-05-10 - METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CLEANING SHOES, WHEELS AND ALL TYPES OF ROLLERS

Title (en)

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CLEANING SHOES, WHEELS AND ALL TYPES OF ROLLERS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM REINIGEN VON SCHUHEN SOWIE RÄDERN UND ROLLEN ALLER ART

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF POUR NETTOYER DES CHAUSSURES, AINSI QUE DES ROUES ET DES ROULETTES DE TOUT TYPE

Publication

EP 0998250 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 98933478 A

Priority

  • DE 9801279 W
  • DE 19720769 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19720769A1] The invention relates to a method and a device for cleaning the bottoms of shoes and the wheels of shopping trolleys, wheelchairs, pushchairs and similar devices used frequently in the entrance areas to public buildings such as shopping areas or administrative and commercial buildings. The aim of the invention is to develop a device which provides sustained high-performance cleaning, even in adverse weather conditions and with heavy use. To this end, the invention uses a continuous cleaning mat (10) which runs around between at least two deviating rollers (60, 70). In a section running in one direction, the mat acts at least partially as a tread surface and absorbs solid and liquid impurities, whilst in a section running back in the opposite direction, set at a distance from the first section, said impurities are removed from the mat by means of a cleaning and drying process (170, 180, 190, 310, 320, 330, 340, 450, 460). A cleaning device with a continuous cleaning mat is situated in an opening in the floor in the entrance area to a building in such a way that a tread surface is formed level with or slightly below the surrounding floor. The treatment process for cleaning the dirtied mat (10) takes place inside the floor opening on the section facing away from the tread surface running in the other direction. A belt band (90) serves to support and convey the mat (10), said belt band sliding in guide rails (120) or over a support plate (370).

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

A61G 5/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47L 23/26 (2006.01); B60S 3/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B60S 3/042 (2013.01); A47L 23/263 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9849989A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IT LI LU NL SE

EPO simple patent family

DE 19720769 A1 19981112; AU 8331298 A 19981127; CA 2288872 A1 19981112; EP 0998250 A2 20000510; JP 2001524004 A 20011127; US 6406549 B1 20020618; WO 9849989 A2 19981112; WO 9849989 A3 19990527

INPADOC legal status


2004-09-29 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031202

2000-05-10 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991116

2000-05-10 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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