(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 01 August 2018 (01.08.2018)

Information valid as of: 06 February 2019 (06.02.2019)

Report generated on: 16 September 2019 (16.09.2019)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2019/03914028 February 2019 (28.02.2019) Japanese (JA)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/JP2018/02697218 July 2018 (18.07.2018) Japanese (JA)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
2017-160234 (JP)23 August 2017 (23.08.2017) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
D06F 39/02 (2006.01); D06F 33/02 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD. [JP/JP]; 1-61, Shiromi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 5406207 (JP) (for all designated states)

(72) Inventor(s):
MATSUOKA Shinji
INOUE Takahiro
MURAO Tsuyoshi
UEDA Takehiro
KIRIYAMA Hiroyuki

(74) Agent(s):
KAMATA Kenji; c/o Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd., 1-61, Shiromi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 5406207 (JP)

(54) Title (EN): WASHING MACHINE
(54) Title (FR): LAVE-LINGE
(54) Title (JA): 洗濯機

(57) Abstract:
(EN): Provided is a washing machine comprising: a housing; a water tank supported within the housing; a drum rotatably disposed within the water tank; a tank (117) for containing a liquid agent; a tank containing case (114) for containing the tank (117); and an automatic liquid agent supply device (109) for automatically supplying to the drum the liquid agent contained within the tank (117). The automatic liquid agent supply device (109) has a pump unit (111) for sucking in the liquid agent which is contained within the tank (117) and discharging the liquid agent. The liquid agent discharged from the pump unit (111) falls under gravity and is supplied to the water tank. In the provided washing machine, the liquid agent discharged from the automatic liquid agent supply device (109) is prevented from remaining in and adhering to the inside of a liquid agent supply water passage.
(FR): L'invention concerne un lave-linge comprenant : un corps ; un réservoir d'eau porté dans le corps ; un tambour monté rotatif dans le réservoir d'eau ; un réservoir (117) destiné à contenir un agent liquide ; une enveloppe contenant un réservoir (114) destinée à contenir le réservoir (117) ; et un dispositif d'alimentation automatique en agent liquide (109) destiné à alimenter automatiquement le tambour en agent liquide contenu dans le réservoir (117). Le dispositif d'alimentation automatique en agent liquide (109) comporte une unité pompe (111) destinée à aspirer l'agent liquide qui est contenu dans le réservoir (117) et à évacuer l'agent liquide. L'agent liquide évacué de l'unité pompe (111) tombe sous l'effet de la gravité et alimente le réservoir d'eau. Le lave-linge de la présente invention permet d'empêcher la stagnation de l'agent liquide évacué du dispositif d'alimentation automatique en agent liquide (109) ainsi que son adhérence à l'intérieur d'un passage d'eau d'alimentation en agent liquide.
(JA): 筐体と、筐体内に支持される水槽と、水槽内に回転可能に配設されるドラムと、液剤を収容するタンク(117)と、タンク(117)を収容するタンク収容ケース(114)と、タンク(117)内の液剤をドラムへ自動供給する液剤自動投入装置(109)を備える。液剤自動投入装置(109)は、タンク(117)内の液剤を吸引、吐出するポンプユニット(111)を有し、ポンプユニット(111)から吐出された液剤は、自由落下して水槽へ供給される。これにより、液剤自動投入装置(109)から吐出される液剤の、液剤供給水路内への残留、固着を抑制可能な洗濯機を提供できる。

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 29 October 2018 (29.10.2018) [JP]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Not available

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