Global Patent Index - EP 1045944 A1

EP 1045944 A1 2000-10-25 - IMPROVEMENTS IN OR RELATING TO TOILETS

Title (en)

IMPROVEMENTS IN OR RELATING TO TOILETS

Title (de)

VERBESSERUNGEN AN ODER IN BEZUG AUF TOILETTEN

Title (fr)

AMELIORATIONS APPORTEES A DES TOILETTES

Publication

EP 1045944 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99900535 A

Priority

  • GB 9900007 W
  • GB 9800358 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9935349A1] The present invention relates to an improved odour extraction apparatus, for a toilet (10), and related method. It is a common requirement to remove unpleasant odoriferous gases which arise during use of a toilet. Previously proposed solutions have the disadvantage of being either inefficient or liable to collect water during the flushing process. The present invention provides an odour extraction apparatus for use with a toilet bowl (12), the apparatus comprising: a chamber (18) adapted for communication with a toilet bowl (12), and also adapted for communication with evacuating means (20), such that, in use, the evacuation means (20) acts to remove odours from the toilet bowl (12) via the chamber (18), the volume of gas which can be contained within the chamber (18) being greater than the volume of gas which can be contained within the toilet bowl (12).

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

E03D 9/052

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E03D 9/05 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E03D 9/05 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9935349A1

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

WO 9935349 A1 19990715; AU 1975399 A 19990726; EP 1045944 A1 20001025; GB 9800358 D0 19980304; JP 2002500302 A 20020108

INPADOC legal status


2005-11-16 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050510

2003-06-11 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030429

2000-10-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000728

2000-10-25 [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