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1. WO2000042895 - MACHINE FOR WASHING SHOE SOLES

Publication Number WO/2000/042895
Publication Date 27.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/FR2000/000062
International Filing Date 14.01.2000
IPC
A47L 23/24 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
23Cleaning footwear
22Devices or implements resting on the floor for removing mud, dirt, or dust from footwear
24Rigid cleaning-gratings; Tread plates or scrapers for cleaning the soles of footwear
A47L 23/26 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
23Cleaning footwear
22Devices or implements resting on the floor for removing mud, dirt, or dust from footwear
26Mats or gratings combined with brushes
CPC
A47L 23/24
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING
23Cleaning footwear
22Devices or implements resting on the floor for removing mud, dirt, or dust from footwear
24Rigid cleaning-gratings; Tread plates or scrapers for cleaning the soles of footwear
A47L 23/263
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING
23Cleaning footwear
22Devices or implements resting on the floor for removing mud, dirt, or dust from footwear
26Mats or gratings combined with brushes ; ; Mats
263with moving or driven parts, also combined with suction cleaning
Applicants
  • BODELLE, Philippe, Gérard [FR/FR]; FR
Inventors
  • BODELLE, Philippe, Gérard; FR
Priority Data
99/0055220.01.1999FR
Publication Language French (FR)
Filing Language French (FR)
Designated States
Title
(EN) MACHINE FOR WASHING SHOE SOLES
(FR) MACHINE A LAVER LES SEMELLES DE CHAUSSURES
Abstract
(EN)
The invention concerns a machine for washing the soles of shoes whether smooth or treaded whereby the user keeps his shoes on during the cleaning cycle. It concerns a device which, in simultaneous combination, wets the shoes in a hot water bath (40°C) wherein is added an appropriate solution and performs a mechanical action of micro-bubbles produced in the bath by an ultrasound source. The system provides efficient, fast and hygienic cleaning of the sole. The invention is characterised in that it consists of two twin tanks (2) of about 10 cm in depth. A few centimetres above the base of the tanks, are provided two special grates (7) whereon the user stands with his shoes on. Under the base of the tanks, are implanted piezoelectric transducers (8) generating ultrasonic waves. When the tanks have been filled up the level (11) selected by the user, the grates are urged to be immersed and the soles soak in a few millimetres of water including the base of the raised parts, being thereby subjected to the combined temperature-detergent-ultrasound action causing the dirt to be dislodged. Said machine can be used in different locations such as: public sites, entrance halls, factories and the like.
(FR)
Machine à laver les semelles de chaussures lisses ou crantées, l'utilisateur restant chaussé durant le cycle de nettoyage. L'invention concerne un dispositif de nettoyage combinant le trempage des semelles dans un bain d'eau chaude (40 °C) additionnée d'un produit approprié, simultanément à l'action mécanique fournie par l'éclatement des micro bulles produites dans le bain par une source ULTRASONORE. Le système permet un nettoyage efficace, rapide, hygiénique et jusqu'au plus profond du relief de la semelle. Le coeur du dispositif est constitué par deux cuves (2) jumelées ayant une profondeur d'environ 10 cm. Quelques centimètres au dessus du fond des cuves, deux grilles (7) spéciales sur lesquelles prend place l'utilisateur en position debout, chaussure aux pieds. Sous le fond des cuves, sont implantés des transducteurs (8) piézo-électriques générateurs d'ondes ultrasonores. Après remplissage des cuves jusqu'au niveau (11) choisi par l'utilisateur, les grilles se trouvent immergées et les semelles baignent dans quelques millimètres d'eau y compris le fond de leur relief, se trouvant ainsi soumises à l'action combinée : TEMPERATURE-DETERGENT-ULTRASONS ayant pour effet le décollement des salissures. La machine à nettoyer les semelles selon l'invention peut être utilisée dans de nombreux domaines tels que : lieux publics, halls d'immeubles, industries.
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