Global Patent Index - EP 1240863 A2

EP 1240863 A2 2002-09-18 - Bypass valve for washing machine and relative methods of application

Title (en)

Bypass valve for washing machine and relative methods of application

Title (de)

Umlaufventil für Waschmaschine und Verfahren zu dessen Verwendung

Title (fr)

Soupape de dérivation pour machine à laver et son procédé d' utilisation

Publication

EP 1240863 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 02001971 A

Priority

IT MI20010238 A

Abstract (en)

A bypass valve (1, 1') for a domestic washing machine which is characterised in that it comprises: a chamber (3, 3') for collecting a flow of liquid, extending in an axial direction and provided with an inlet way (5, 5'), and a first and a second outlet way (7, 7', 9, 9'); a ferromagnetic stem (13, 13') which can be actuated to move by a coil (15, 15') with electromagnetic control along the axis of the coil (15, 15'), which axis of the coil (15, 15') is oriented in the axial direction of the collecting chamber (3, 3'); and an actuator (21, 21') mobile integrally with the ferromagnetic stem (13, 13') between two operating positions at which it provides selective sealing in respect of one or the other of the two outlet ways (7, 7', 9, 9') of the bypass valve (1, 1'). <IMAGE>

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

A47L 15/42; A47L 15/23

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A47L 15/23 (2006.01); A47L 15/42 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47L 15/4221 (2013.01); A47L 15/4219 (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

EP 1240863 A2 20020918; EP 1240863 A3 20021218; IT MI20010238 A1 20020807

INPADOC legal status


2009-03-11 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20080909

2008-05-28 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20080428

2003-09-10 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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

2003-08-13 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20030606

2002-12-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

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

2002-12-18 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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

2002-12-18 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7A 47L 15/42 A, 7A 47L 15/23 B, 7F 16K 31/06 B, 7F 16K 11/044 B, 7D 06F 39/08 B

2002-09-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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

2002-09-18 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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