Global Patent Index - EP 1057942 A2

EP 1057942 A2 2000-12-06 - Automatic urinal flushing system

Title (en)

Automatic urinal flushing system

Title (de)

Automatisches Spülsystem für ein Urinal

Title (fr)

Système de chasse d'eau automatique pour un urinoir

Publication

EP 1057942 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00304640 A

Priority

AU PQ079299 A

Abstract (en)

An automatic urinal flushing system for flushing one or more urinals (2) installed together in a gentlemen's toilet. The system includes a cistern (14) having a flush pipe (15) connected to said urinal(s) (2), an inlet pipe (17) connected to a mains water supply (5), a float operated inlet valve (18) connected to said inlet pipe (17) to set the maximum level of water within the cistern (14), and a flush valve (16) connected to said flush pipe (15) and operable by a mechanically actuated mechanism. The system also includes an ultrasonic distance sensor (28) mountable adjacent the urinal to detect the presence of a urinal user within a predetermined range and an electrically operable mechanical actuator (19) mountable adjacent said cistern to actuate the mechanism. An electronic control circuit (20) receives an input from the sensor (28), provides an output signal to the electrically operable mechanical actuator (19), and has a stored control program whereby in response to one or more inputs from the sensor (28), the time of the output signal is determined in accordance with the stored control program. <IMAGE>

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

E03D 5/10; E03D 13/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E03D 5/10 (2006.01); E03D 13/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

E03D 13/00 (2013.01); E03D 5/105 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

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 1057942 A2 20001206; EP 1057942 A3 20021204; AU PQ079299 A0 19990624; CA 2310472 A1 20001204; NZ 504873 A 20011026; SG 88778 A1 20020521

INPADOC legal status


2007-01-12 [REG HK WD] APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN, DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN, OR REFUSED AFTER PUBLICATION IN HONG KONG

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2006-09-06 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060314

2003-08-27 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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2003-05-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20030328

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2000-12-06 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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