Global Patent Index - EP 1349754 B8

EP 1349754 B8 20070214 - METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CLEANING A VEHICLE

Title (en)

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CLEANING A VEHICLE

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR REINIGUNG EINES FAHRZEUGES

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF DE LAVAGE D'UN VEHICULE

Publication

EP 1349754 B8 20070214 (DE)

Application

EP 01984786 A 20011129

Priority

  • DE 10101018 A 20010108
  • EP 0113964 W 20011129

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO02053423A1] The invention relates to a method for cleaning a vehicle (40) using a car wash facility (25), which comprises at least one vertically aligned first cleaning tool (28), which can be displaced in a longitudinal and perpendicular direction in relation to the vehicle (40) and at least one horizontally aligned second cleaning tool (31), which can be adjusted in the vertical direction to follow the vehicle contours and in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle (40). The aim of the invention is to improve the method to such an extent that over-long vehicles can also be cleaned. To achieve this, a test unit (33) verifies whether the vehicle length exceeds a predetermined maximum value and if said maximum value is exceeded, the tail (41) and/or front (42) of the vehicle is cleaned using only the first (28) or only the second cleaning tool (31). The invention also relates to a car wash facility.

IPC 8 full level

B60S 3/04 (2006.01); B60S 3/06 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

B60S 3/06 (2013.01); Y10S 15/02 (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

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 02053423 A1 20020711; WO 02053423 A8 20021128; AT 338665 T 20060915; DE 10101018 A1 20020718; DE 50110966 D1 20061019; EP 1349754 A1 20031008; EP 1349754 B1 20060906; EP 1349754 B2 20120118; EP 1349754 B8 20070214; ES 2272554 T3 20070501; ES 2272554 T5 20120328; US 2004065348 A1 20040408; US 6905554 B2 20050614

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 0113964 W 20011129; AT 01984786 T 20011129; DE 10101018 A 20010108; DE 50110966 T 20011129; EP 01984786 A 20011129; ES 01984786 T 20011129; US 61559403 A 20030707