Global patent index - EP 1001699 A1

EP 1001699 A1 2000-05-24 - A DRYING AND/OR CLEANING DEVICE, A METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF SUCH A DEVICE, AND AN APPARATUS INCORPORATING SUCH A DEVICE

Title (en)

A DRYING AND/OR CLEANING DEVICE, A METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF SUCH A DEVICE, AND AN APPARATUS INCORPORATING SUCH A DEVICE

Title (de)

EINE TROCKNUNGS- UND / ODER REINIGUNGSVORRICHTUNG, EINE METHODE ZUR HERSTELLUNG EINER SOLCHEN VORRICHTUNG UND GERÄT MIT DERSELBEN

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE SECHAGE ET/OU NETTOYAGE, PROCEDE DE FABRICATION ASSOCIE, ET APPAREIL INCORPORANT UN TEL DISPOSITIF

Publication

EP 1001699 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98930994 A

Priority

  • IE 9800049 W
  • IE 970478 A
  • IE 980012 A
  • IE 980495 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9900048A1] A drying and/or cleaning apparatus comprises a roll (11) of absorbant sheet material removably mounted on a handle (120), the roll being rotatable relative to the handle to enable different regions of the exterior surface of the roll to engage a surface to be dried and/or cleaned. The material has transverse lines of weakness (14) at intervals along its length to allow successive individual sheets of the material to be torn off when they are soiled. An adhesive is provided on the material to mitigate against the roll becoming inadvertently unwound. As shown, the adhesive may take the form of one or more lines (104) of adhesive extending along the length of the material on the roll, or individual transverse lines of adhesive (not shown) each just upstream of a respective line of weakness (14). The adhesive is sufficiently weak to permit soiled material to be removed from the exterior surface of the roll.

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

A47L 13/20; A47L 1/15

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47L 1/15 (2006.01); A47L 13/20 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47L 13/20 (2013.01); A47L 1/15 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9900048A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE DK ES FR GB IE IT NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9900048 A1 19990107; AU 8125998 A 19990119; EP 1001699 A1 20000524

INPADOC legal status

2002-05-15 [18R] REFUSED

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- Effective date: 20011008

2001-04-18 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20010306

2000-05-24 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20000126

2000-05-24 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): DE DK ES FR GB IE IT NL PT SE