(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 19 January 2004 (19.01.2004)

Information valid as of: Not available

Report generated on: 15 October 2021 (15.10.2021)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2004/05709708 July 2004 (08.07.2004) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/EP2003/01383003 December 2003 (03.12.2003) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
02080468.8 (EP)19 December 2002 (19.12.2002) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
D06L 1/12 (2006.01); D06L 1/22 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
UNILEVER N.V. [NL/NL]; UNILEVER N.V. Weena 455 NL-3013 AL Rotterdam (NL) (AL, AM, AT, AZ, BA, BE, BG, BR, BY, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, ES, FI, FR, GE, HR, HU, ID, IS, JP, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LR, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MX, MZ, NI, NO, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SE, SK, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, UA, UZ, VN, YU only)
UNILEVER PLC [GB/GB]; UNILEVER HOUSE Blackfriars London, Greater London EC4P 4BQ (GB) (AE, AG, AU, BB, BW, BZ, CA, CY, EG, GB, GD, GH, GM, IL, KE, LC, LK, LS, MN, MW, NZ, OM, PG, SC, SD, SG, SL, TT, TZ, UG, VC, ZA, ZM, ZW only)
HINDUSTAN LEVER LIMITED [IN/IN]; Hindustan Lever House 165/166 Backbay Reclamation Maharashtra 400 020 Mumbai (IN) (IN only)
EVERS, Johannes, Maria, Wilhelmus [NL/NL]; Unilever R & D Vlaardingen Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL) (for US only)
GOEDHART, Machiel [NL/NL]; Unilever R & D Vlaardingen Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL) (for US only)
KERPELS, Freddie [NL/NL]; Unilever R & D Vlaardingen Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL) (for US only)
VAN KRALINGEN, Cornelis, Gerhard [NL/NL]; Unilever R & D Vlaardingen Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL) (for US only)
OVERDEVEST, Pieter,Everhardus ,Maria [NL/NL]; Unilever R & D Vlaardingen Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL) (for US only)
REINHOUDT, Hank, Robert [NL/NL]; Unilever R & D Vlaardingen Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL) (for US only)
VRIESWIJK, Karin [NL/NL]; Unilever R & D Vlaardingen Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL) (for US only)

(72) Inventor(s):
EVERS, Johannes, Maria, Wilhelmus; Unilever R & D Vlaardingen Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL)
GOEDHART, Machiel; Unilever R & D Vlaardingen Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL)
KERPELS, Freddie; Unilever R & D Vlaardingen Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL)
VAN KRALINGEN, Cornelis, Gerhard; Unilever R & D Vlaardingen Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL)
OVERDEVEST, Pieter,Everhardus ,Maria; Unilever R & D Vlaardingen Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL)
REINHOUDT, Hank, Robert; Unilever R & D Vlaardingen Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL)
VRIESWIJK, Karin; Unilever R & D Vlaardingen Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL)

(74) Agent(s):
TJON TIEN RIL, Hon, Kong, Guno; Unilever Intellectual Property Group Olivier van Noortlaan 120 NL-3133 AT Vlaardingen (NL)

(54) Title (EN): DRY CLEANING PROCESS
(54) Title (FR): PROCEDE DE NETTOYAGE A SEC

(57) Abstract:
(EN): A dry cleaning process for in-home dry cleaning comprising a dry cleaning step of contacting a laundry article with a dry cleaning composition whereby the liquor to cloth ratio (w/w) (LCR) is at most 20, and said composition comprises a non-flammable, non-chlorine containing organic dry cleaning solvent and surfactant, whereby the surfactant to cloth ratio (w/w) is at most 0.12.
(FR): L'invention concerne un procédé de nettoyage à sec destiné au nettoyage à sec domestique, qui comprend une étape consistant à mettre en contact un vêtement avec une composition de nettoyage à sec. Le rapport liquide/vêtement (en poids) (LCR) est au maximum égal à 20. Ladite composition comprend un solvant de nettoyage à sec organique ne contenant pas de chlore et ininflammable, et un tensioactif. Le rapport tensioactif/vêtement (en poids) est au maximum égal à 0,12.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 08 April 2004 (08.04.2004) [EP]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Chapter II demand received: 24 April 2004 (24.04.2004)

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM