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1. WO2012059919 - A VEHICULAR VACUUM CLEANING SYSTEM

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CLAIMS

1. A vacuum cleaning system for a vehicle, the system comprising:

a vacuum pump;

a control unit;

an ashtray cleaning subsystem, comprising:

for each of at least one ashtray of said vehicle: a conduit connecting the ashtray to said vacuum pump through said control unit;

for each of the ashtrays connected to said vacuum pump: a sensor for sensing when said ashtray is open / closed, thereby providing indication to said control unit to activate / deactivate said vacuum pump to draw air through said conduit;

a cabin vacuum cleaning subsystem, comprising:

- an extendable conduit;

a lid, for covering the intake of said extendable conduit when not in use;

a sensor at said lid, for sensing when said lid is open / close, thereby providing indication to said control unit to activate / deactivate said vacuum pump to draw air through said extendable conduit;

thereby facilitating cleaning the cabin of said vehicle, and keeping said cabin clean.

2. A vacuum cleaning system according to claim 1 , wherein the operation of said control unit is based on one or more valves.

3. A vacuum cleaning system according to claim 1 , wherein said sensor is based on a switch that opens / closes an electric circuit.

4. A vacuum cleaning system according to claim 1 , wherein said communication channel is wired.

5. A vacuum cleaning system according to claim 1 , wherein said communication channel is wireless.

6. A vacuum cleaning system according to claim 1 , wherein the extendibility of said conduit is obtained by a cylinder around which said conduit is rolled, and a spiral spring used as auto return mechanism.

7. A vacuum cleaning system according to claim 1 , wherein the extendibility of said conduit is obtained by a springy-spiral form.

8. A vacuum cleaning system according to claim 1 , wherein the exit from said vacuum pump is directed to a bag, for storing the waste thereof.

9. A vacuum cleaning system according to claim 1 , wherein the exit from said vacuum pump is directed to the outside of said vehicle.