Global Patent Index - EP 1163014 A1

EP 1163014 A1 2001-12-19 - METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SANITIZING BOTTLED WATER DISPENSERS

Title (en)

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SANITIZING BOTTLED WATER DISPENSERS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR DESINFEKTION VON FLASCHENWASSER-AUTOMATEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF PERMETTANT DE DESINFECTER DES DISTRIBUTEURS D'EAU EMBOUTEILLEE

Publication

EP 1163014 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01903185 A

Priority

  • NO 20000335 A
  • US 0101980 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0152909A1] A method of sanitizing a bottled water dispenser may include transporting a portable boiler (110) to a location of a bottled water dispenser (40). The method also may include generating steam in the portable boiler (110) at the location of the bottled water dispenser (40), and flowing steam through an outlet (200) of the portable boiler (110). The method may further include flow coupling the outlet (200) of the portable boiler (110) with an opening (50) of the bottled water dispenser (40), wherein the opening (50) leads to a fluid flow path of the bottled water dispenser (40). The method may additionally include flowing steam into the fluid flow path through the opening (50) of the bottled water dispenser (40), and maintaining steam flow through at least a portion of the fluid flow path for a time period sufficient to sanitize the portion of the fluid flow path. The invention may also include a device for sanitizing a bottled water dispenser (40) with steam.

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

A61L 2/07; B08B 3/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61L 2/07 (2006.01); B08B 3/02 (2006.01); B08B 9/08 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B08B 3/026 (2013.01); A61L 2/07 (2013.01); B08B 9/08 (2013.01); B08B 2203/005 (2013.01); B08B 2230/01 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0152909 A1 20010726; AU 3063401 A 20010731; AU 3103501 A 20010731; BG 106950 A 20030228; BR 0107752 A 20030225; CA 2397498 A1 20010726; CZ 20022450 A3 20021113; EP 1163014 A1 20011219; EP 1163014 A4 20020130; HU 0204244 A2 20030328; IL 150761 D0 20030212; MX PA02007073 A 20030619; NO 20000335 A 20010723; NO 20000335 D0 20000121; NO 311078 B1 20011008; PL 357263 A1 20040726; RU 2002122400 A 20040310; WO 0152908 A1 20010726

INPADOC legal status


2003-10-01 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030325

2002-05-22 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020409

2002-01-30 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20011218

2002-01-30 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2001-12-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20011005

2001-12-19 [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 TR

2001-12-19 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI