Global Patent Index - EP 1098580 A1

EP 1098580 A1 2001-05-16 - METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CLEANING SURFACES

Title (en)

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CLEANING SURFACES

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNGEN ZUM REINIGEN VON OBERFLÄCHEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDES ET DISPOSITIFS POUR NETTOYER DES SURFACES

Publication

EP 1098580 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99941441 A

Priority

  • DE 29813057 U
  • EP 9905119 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0004804A1] The invention relates to methods and devices for cleaning surfaces (27) of vehicles (10), containers, glass surfaces, floors or such like, using brushes and a motor drive. In the diverse prior art the bristles are slack when the brushes are not operational. Their cleaning effect becomes active by virtue of the centrifugal force of the bristles, which are bent when they contact the surface to be cleaned. The invention provides for a way of generating a cleaning action in an economical manner which does not require a centrifugal force. To this end the brushes (1) or bristle bundles (12) with a multitude of densely packed bristles (2) are made to oscillate (28) at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the bristles (2), so that the cleaning is carried out, with addition of water, by the oscillating bristle tips (2a) which contact the surface (27) to be cleaned.

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

A46B 13/02; B60S 3/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A46B 13/02 (2006.01); B60S 3/04 (2006.01); B60S 3/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B60S 3/04 (2013.01); A46B 13/02 (2013.01); B60S 3/06 (2013.01); A46B 2200/3006 (2013.01); A46B 2200/3046 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0004804A1

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

DE 29923533 U1 20010301; DE 29912524 U1 19991007; EP 1098580 A1 20010516; WO 0004804 A1 20000203

INPADOC legal status


2002-07-24 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20020528

2002-03-13 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020125

2001-05-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001221

2001-05-16 [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