Global Patent Index - EP 1241961 A2

EP 1241961 A2 2002-09-25 - CLEANING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

Title (en)

CLEANING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

Title (de)

REINIGUNGSANLAGE UND VERFAHREN ZUM BETRIEB EINER REINIGUNGSANLAGE

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE NETTOYAGE ET PROCEDE D'UTILISATION

Publication

EP 1241961 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00988294 A

Priority

  • US 0035034 W
  • US 17262099 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0145533A2] A cleaning device for cleaning toilets, bathroom fixtures, and other surfaces. The device encloses a reservoir contained in a hollow handle for storing a cleaning solution, with a cap connected to one end of the handle and a base connected to the other end of the handle. A brush, sponge or other scrubber or cleaning surface is preferably attached to the base. A manually operated flow control mechanism opens a valve which seals at least one exit or dispensing orifice at or near the base of the reservoir, and thereby allows volume of cleaning solution to be dispensed at a reasonably fast, controlled rate of flow. In one embodiment, manually operated vacuum pressure release orifices are located at the opposite end of the reservoir from the exit orifice and are normally closed, but may be opened to minimize or eliminate any vacuum (subatmospheric pressure) in the reservoir, thereby aiding the flow of liquid from the reservoir through the exit orifice.

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

A46B 11/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A46B 11/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47K 11/10 (2013.01); A46B 11/001 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0145533A2

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 0145533 A2 20010628; WO 0145533 A3 20011227; AU 2451701 A 20010703; EP 1241961 A2 20020925

INPADOC legal status


2007-06-13 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20061228

2004-07-28 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040614

2002-09-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020722

2002-09-25 [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

2002-09-25 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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