Global Patent Index - EP 2976981 A1

EP 2976981 A1 20160127 - CLEANING APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Title (en)

CLEANING APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Title (de)

REINIGUNGSVORRICHTUNG UND ENTSPRECHENDE VERFAHREN

Title (fr)

APPAREIL DE NETTOYAGE ET PROCÉDÉS ASSOCIÉS

Publication

EP 2976981 A1 20160127 (EN)

Application

EP 15178105 A 20150723

Priority

GB 201413220 A 20140725

Abstract (en)

There is described cleaning apparatus and methods, particularly for use with industrial kitchen articles. Some examples of the apparatus comprise a cleaning tank for immersing kitchen articles having a generally rectangular configuration, with two opposing major sides and two opposing minor sides. There is also described an openable and closable lid, which may be pivotably openable and closable from one of the minor sides of the tank so as to allow access to the tank and to cover the tank in use. Further, a retaining device can be positioned within the tank in use and configured to support kitchen articles in immersion within the tank. In some examples, there is also provided a lifting mechanism for lifting and lowering the retaining device, the lifting mechanism coupled or connected between the lid and retaining device such that as lid is openable and closable, the retaining device raises and lowers the within the cleaning tank, respectively. In some examples, the lid comprises an extendable handle portion configured to extend the effective length of the lid.

IPC 8 full level

A47L 15/00 (2006.01); A47L 15/08 (2006.01); A47L 15/50 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP GB US)

A47L 15/0076 (2013.01 - US); A47L 15/0092 (2013.01 - EP); A47L 15/02 (2013.01 - US); A47L 15/08 (2013.01 - EP); A47L 15/506 (2013.01 - EP GB US); A47L 15/16 (2013.01 - EP)

Citation (applicant)

None

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

BA ME

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 2976981 A1 20160127; GB 201413220 D0 20140910; GB 201607815 D0 20160615; GB 2530246 A 20160323; GB 2530246 B 20161026; GB 2534781 A 20160803; GB 2534781 B 20170517; US 2016022114 A1 20160128

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 15178105 A 20150723; GB 201413220 A 20140725; GB 201607815 A 20140725; US 201514807929 A 20150724