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1. (WO2005033445) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GUIDING A SUBMERGED SURFACE CLEANING DEVICE
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Pub. No.:    WO/2005/033445    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2004/003180
Publication Date: 14.04.2005 International Filing Date: 30.09.2004
IPC:
E04H 4/16 (2006.01)
Applicants: SMITH, Tino [ZA/ZA]; (ZA)
Inventors: SMITH, Tino; (ZA)
Agent: TRUTER, Kenneth, Colin�; Adams & Adams, Cape Town Office, Suite 3203, 32nd Floor,, ABSA Bank Centre, Heerengracht (ZA)
Priority Data:
2003/7634 30.09.2003 ZA
2003/09643 11.12.2003 ZA
2004/5854 22.07.2004 ZA
Title (EN) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GUIDING A SUBMERGED SURFACE CLEANING DEVICE
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCEDE DE GUIDAGE D'UN DISPOSITIF DE NETTOYAGE DE SURFACE IMMERGEE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)Apparatus (10) and a method are provided for guiding a submerged surface cleaning device (12) including a flexible hose (14), such as a swimming pool cleaner. The apparatus (10) includes a barrel (22) that is supported in abutment with the cleaning device (12) or its hose (14), so that reciprocal movement of the cleaning device (12) is transferred to the barrel (22). A ratchet mechanism causes the movement of the barrel (22) to be transferred to a shaft (26), so that the shaft (26) rotates generally in one direction to drive guiding means that disrupts movement of the cleaning device (12) along the submerged surfaces that it is cleaning, thus preventing the cleaning device (12) from getting stuck or following the same repeated pattern.
(FR)Appareil (10) et procédé de guidage d'un dispositif de nettoyage (12) de surface immergée comprenant un flexible (14), tel qu'un dispositif de nettoyage de piscine. Cet appareil (10) comprend un cylindre (22) soutenu en butée contre le dispositif de nettoyage (12) ou son flexible (14) de sorte que le mouvement alternatif du dispositif de nettoyage (12) soit transmis au cylindre (22). Un mécanisme à cliquet transmet le mouvement du cylindre (22) à un axe (26), de sorte que l'axe (26) soit mis en rotation, généralement dans une direction, pour entraîner un moyen de guidage qui perturbe le mouvement du dispositif de nettoyage (12) le long des surfaces immergées en cours de nettoyage, de manière à empêcher que le dispositif de nettoyage (12) reste bloqué ou suive une trajectoire répétitive.
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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)