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1. (WO2004101877) GAP REDUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LAUNDRY PROCESSING
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Pub. No.:    WO/2004/101877    International Application No.:    PCT/US2004/014505
Publication Date: 25.11.2004 International Filing Date: 10.05.2004
IPC:
D06F 67/04 (2006.01)
Applicants: FINISHTECH, LTD. [US/US]; P.O. Box 485, Morton Grove, IL 60053 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
BORUCKI, Martin, T. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: BORUCKI, Martin, T.; (US)
Agent: SUMMERFIELD, Craig, A.; Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, P.O. Box 10087, Chicago, IL 60610 (US)
Priority Data:
10/436,208 12.05.2003 US
Title (EN) GAP REDUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LAUNDRY PROCESSING
(FR) SYSTEME ET PROCEDE DE REDUCTION DES ESPACES INTERCALAIRES POUR LE TRAITEMENT D'ARTICLE DE BLANCHISSERIE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)Gaps between articles of laundry (34, 36) being passed between two automated laundry processing stations (12, 14) are reduced. By sensing (24) a gap and accelerating an upstream conveyor (16), gaps between articles of laundry passed between stations are reduced. A reduction in gaps provides for more efficient and quicker processing of articles of laundry.
(FR)Cette invention vise à réduire l'espace intercalaire entre des articles de blanchisserie passant entre deux stations de lavage automatisés. La détection de l'espace intercalaire et l'accélération de la bande transporteuse amont permet de réduire les espaces intercalaires entre les articles de blanchisserie qui passent entre les stations de nettoyage. Une réduction de ces espaces favorise et accélère le traitement desdits articles.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)