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1. (WO1997016111) VACUUM-CLEANER-HOSE ASSEMBLY HAVING A SWIVEL BEND AND VACUUM CLEANER COMPRISING SUCH ASSEMBLY
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/016111 International Application No.: PCT/IB1996/001136
Publication Date: 09.05.1997 International Filing Date: 23.10.1996
IPC:
A47L 9/24 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
47
FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
L
DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
9
Details or accessories of suction cleaners, e.g. mechanical means for controlling the suction or for effecting pulsating action; Storing devices specially adapted to suction cleaners or parts thereof; Carrying-vehicles specially adapted for suction cleaners
24
Hoses; Hose couplings
Applicants:
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. [NL/NL]; Groenewoudseweg 1 NL-5621 BA Eindhoven, NL
PHILIPS NORDEN AB [SE/SE]; Kottbygatan 7 Kista S-164 85 Stockholm, SE (SE)
Inventors:
CONTANT, Cornelis, Johan; NL
WIERDA, Wiebe; NL
Agent:
WOLFS, Marc, J., M.; Internationaal Octrooibureau B.V. P.O. Box 220 NL-5600 AE Eindhoven, NL
Priority Data:
95202925.430.10.1995EP
Title (EN) VACUUM-CLEANER-HOSE ASSEMBLY HAVING A SWIVEL BEND AND VACUUM CLEANER COMPRISING SUCH ASSEMBLY
(FR) ASSEMBLAGE ASPIRATEUR-TUYAU A RACCORD COURBE A PIVOT ET ASPIRATEUR COMPORTANT CET ASSEMBLAGE
Abstract:
(EN) A vacuum-cleaner-hose assembly comprises a vacuum-cleaner hose (6, 36) and a swivel coupling (3, 33) for coupling the vacuum-cleaner hose (6, 36) to a housing (4) of a vacuum-cleaner so as to allow it to be swivelled about a swivel axis (5) and at an angle relative to said swivel axis (5). The swivel coupling (3, 33) comprises a hose guide (8, 38) which surrounds a flexible portion (24, 54) of the vacuum-cleaner hose (6, 36) and holds said portion of the vacuum-cleaner hose (6, 36) in a curved position. Since the vacuum-cleaner hose is held in a curved position, the connection of the vacuum-cleaner hose to the swivel coupling can be arranged closer to that end of the swivel coupling which is to be connected to the vacuum-cleaner, as a result of which the swivel coupling can be smaller and the swivel coupling or at least a combination of the swivel coupling and an adjoining coupling portion of the vacuum-cleaner hose projects less far in relation to the swivel axis of the swivel coupling.
(FR) Un assemblage aspirateur-tuyau comporte un tuyau d'aspirateur (6, 36) et un manchon d'accouplement à pivot (3, 33) servant à relier le tuyau d'aspirateur (6, 36) au carter (4) d'un aspirateur de façon à lui permettre de pivoter autour d'un axe de pivotement (5) et selon un angle donné par rapport audit axe de pivotement (5). Le manchon d'accouplement à pivot (3, 33) comporte un guide de tuyau (8, 38) enserrant une partie souple (24, 54) du tuyau d'aspirateur (6, 36) et lui conservant sa courbure. Dans la mesure où le tuyau d'aspirateur est ainsi maintenu, il est possible de rapprocher le raccordement tuyau d'aspirateur - manchon d'accouplement à pivot de l'extrémité du manchon d'accouplement à pivot à monter sur l'aspirateur. Il s'ensuit que la taille du manchon d'accouplement à pivot peut être réduite et que le manchon d'accouplement ou une combinaison, au moins, du manchon d'accouplement à pivot et d'une section adjacente d'accouplement du tuyau d'aspirateur soit moins en saillie par rapport à l'axe de pivotement du manchon d'accouplement à pivot.
Designated States: CN, JP, KR
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP0804119JPH10512180CN1175891KR1019980700817