Global Patent Index - EP 1318225 A1

EP 1318225 A1 2003-06-11 - Automatic dispensing system

Title (en)

Automatic dispensing system

Title (de)

Automatische Abgabevorrichtung

Title (fr)

Dispositif automatique de distribution

Publication

EP 1318225 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 02079980 A

Priority

  • EP 02079980 A
  • EP 01204740 A
  • EP 02076024 A

Abstract (en)

The invention provides a non-intrusive automatic dosing system for use with existing fabric- and dishwashing machines. The system contains a container house with one ore more containers which can contain a fabric- or dishwashing product or ingredient, said container(s) being connected with a pump, said pump being connected with the water inlet conduit of the machine. The container house also contains means for receiving and transmitting signals. Signals are received from at least one sensor, capable of reading at least one parameter of the washing process or machine when in operation, and cause the transmission of a signal to activate the pump to cause the delivery of the product or ingredient to the water inlet conduit of the machine. The system enables the user to adapt the dosing of the product or ingredient to the machine according to his wishes without having to invade the machine to change or adapt programmes of the machine.

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

D06F 39/02; A47L 15/44

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

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

CPC (invention and additional information)

A47L 15/4454 (2013.01); A47L 15/4418 (2013.01); A47L 15/4472 (2013.01); D06F 39/022 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

EP 1318225 A1 20030611

INPADOC legal status


2005-08-24 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050217

2004-11-24 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20041006

2004-03-03 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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

2003-06-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20030407

2003-06-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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

2003-06-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL LT LV MK RO SI