Global Patent Index - EP 1088927 A1

EP 1088927 A1 2001-04-04 - A smart dosing device

Title (en)

A smart dosing device

Title (de)

Eine intelligente Dosiervorrichtung

Title (fr)

Doseur intélligent

Publication

EP 1088927 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99870204 A

Priority

EP 99870204 A

Abstract (en)

The present invention is directed to a portable, self-contained, device for dosing and/or dispensing at least one product into an appliance for treating laundry or dishes, said device comprising a housing with at least one compartment for containing said at least one product, said at least one compartment being closed by at least one corresponding cover, the device being characterized in that said device comprises at least one means for storing energy and releasing it, such that said product is released at one or more predetermined point(s) in time during the wash cycle. Preferably, said means is a battery, more preferably a rechargeable battery. Also preferably, said device comprises at least one sensor and/or at least one actuator for detecting when the wash conditions are optimal and open at least one of said at least one compartments for releasing a product. <IMAGE>

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

D06F 39/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47L 15/44 (2006.01); D06F 39/00 (2006.01); D06F 39/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47L 15/4454 (2013.01); D06F 39/004 (2013.01); D06F 39/024 (2013.01)

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 1088927 A1 20010404; AT 325212 T 20060615; AU 4026801 A 20010510; AU 7742700 A 20010510; BR 0014664 A 20020618; CA 2385919 A1 20010412; CN 1377431 A 20021030; CZ 20021102 A3 20020612; DE 60027738 D1 20060608; EP 1218584 A1 20020703; EP 1218584 B1 20060503; HU 0202649 A2 20080128; IL 148892 D0 20020912; JP 2003511119 A 20030325; KR 20020037366 A 20020518; MX PA02003313 A 20021004; NO 20021552 A 20020531; NO 20021552 D0 20020402; WO 0125526 A1 20010412; WO 0125527 A1 20010412; ZA 200202079 B 20031126

INPADOC legal status


2004-03-17 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030918

2003-06-18 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030505

2002-01-02 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-11-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010914

2001-04-04 [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

2001-04-04 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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