CN102066646B - Fabric refreshing cabinet device - Google Patents

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CN102066646B
CN102066646B CN2009801236589A CN200980123658A CN102066646B CN 102066646 B CN102066646 B CN 102066646B CN 2009801236589 A CN2009801236589 A CN 2009801236589A CN 200980123658 A CN200980123658 A CN 200980123658A CN 102066646 B CN102066646 B CN 102066646B
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布赖恩·约瑟夫·罗塞尔
科里·迈克尔·比肖夫
利芬·理查德·德克特勒
斯特凡·H·霍林格
斯蒂芬·詹姆斯·安德烈亚斯·梅施卡特
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    • DTEXTILES; PAPER
    • D06TREATMENT OF TEXTILES OR THE LIKE; LAUNDERING; FLEXIBLE MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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    • D06F73/00Apparatus for smoothing or removing creases from garments or other textile articles by formers, cores, stretchers, or internal frames, with the application of heat or steam 
    • D06F73/02Apparatus for smoothing or removing creases from garments or other textile articles by formers, cores, stretchers, or internal frames, with the application of heat or steam  having one or more treatment chambers
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    • D06TREATMENT OF TEXTILES OR THE LIKE; LAUNDERING; FLEXIBLE MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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    • D06TREATMENT OF TEXTILES OR THE LIKE; LAUNDERING; FLEXIBLE MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Abstract

The present invention discloses a device for refreshing fabrics by reducing malodors and/or wrinkles without requiring that the fabrics to be put through an entire standard laundry process. The device comprises an extractable drawer which is pulled out of the device to allow for loading of a fabric into a receiving region. The extractable drawer can then be closed transporting the fabric into the interior of the device. A fabric treatment composition is sprayed or otherwise dispensed onto the fabrics when the device is operated. The device comprises an air flow path and a heating element which allows for the fabrics to be treated during use. The extractable drawer of the present invention can be positioned to extract laterally or vertically out of the shell of the device.

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Fabric refreshing cabinet device
Background of invention
The fabric treating unit that is used for removing from clothing smell and fold is that people are known.These devices generally can be divided into two classes, i.e. generation device of steam and fluid distributing apparatus, and described device water, Chemical composition that or their combination come wet fabric.This two classes device comes wet fabric with steam or fluid usually, then make wetting fabric through be heated and circulating air so that fabric can be dried, thereby reduce any smell and fold.Although carried out a lot of stand-alone device easily of being provided as the clothing deodorizing and going to wrinkle of attempting, but still need to produce and save time, save space and wieldy device.
With steam for the clothing deodorizing and go the wrinkle be well known in the art.For example, United States Patent (USP) 5,815,961 disclose a kind of laundry machine, and described processor comprises the steam generator of the lower area that is arranged in outer fabric shell; Also provide fan and heater block hot-air and/or surrounding air are delivered in device inside.In addition, also can use the fixture and the inflation suspension bracket that increase the weight of to help except de-shirred.Yet, found that the device of the type has a lot of defectives.This device is heated to boiling point with the water of certain volume usually, thus generating steam.Heat water to boiling point and need a large amount of energy and heat.In addition, this equipment heater used need to reach and heat water to the required temperature of boiling temperature a certain amount of time.Usually, this device was not start heating element heater before the user puts clothing into and opens this device.This process can expend unacceptable time quantum usually.If this device can reduce in this device generating and the required time quantum of cyclic steam incessantly at boiling point or heat the water of certain volume near boiling point.Yet, with regard to energy consumption, select this way cost higher.Also attempted with steam, Fabrid care composition being delivered to this supplementary technology on fabric.Yet, there are a lot of Fabrid care compositions to be not suitable for by steam delivery to fabric, this has many reasons, and described reason includes but not limited to be difficult to be vaporizated into that steam, evaporation time are long and deposition when depositing on fabric is lower.
The fabric treating unit of another kind of type is by atomizing fluids in device or fluid directly is assigned on fabric fluid is assigned on fabric such as water and/or Chemical composition that.For example, authorize the people's such as Chen United States Patent (USP) 6,189,346 are assigned to Chemical composition that on fabric with " controlled way " that it is said: by generating mist from the reservoir that comprises described Chemical composition that and making its circulation in device make fabric " be distributed equably " as it is said.Distribute in the following way Chemical composition that in the cabinet interior zone: under the pressure that is provided by compressor with it and air stream is combined and make it pass atomizer.A known problem of the method is, depends on the mobility status of air in device, and described mist may be gathered on some part of fabric in inhomogeneous mode inadvisablely.Another problem is that this device may expend oversize time quantum and come abundant wet fabric, because the mist of circulation is difficult to be controlled and be directed on fabric in device in device.
And the fabric treating unit of another kind of type is known, and it relates to the use ultrasonic nebulizer and distributes a fluid on fabric.See such as the United States Patent (USP) 6,726,186 of authorizing the people such as Gaaloul and authorize the people's such as Jonsson United States Patent (USP) 7,367,137.Use a problem of ultrasonic nebulizer to be, ultrasonic nebulizer can be polluted because of the contact treatment compositions, thereby causes pollutant accumulation in the spraying or atomised part of ultrasonic nebulizer.This solution of problem scheme comprises protectiveness liquid or gel media and coverlay, but film tend to be flexibility and be easy to fracture, thereby make the method for using ultrasonic nebulizer be found the practicality that can only provide limited.Another defective of ultrasonic nebulizer is, ultrasonic nebulizer normally is designed to low discharge, such as being low to moderate 2 gram fluids/minute (each fog-spray nozzle).Find to increase flow and can bring problem, can cause fluid to distribute deficiency because pass the mobility of the increase of sprayer.In addition, this known control ability of coming the technology of distributing fluids to provide by ultrasonic nebulizer is limited.In addition, these devices also have droplets coalesce often, when thereby the top that ultrasonic nebulizer is positioned at device is assigned on fabric downwards, and/or when the bottom that is positioned at device upwards to distribute and/or when being atomised on fabric, described droplets coalesce can stop distribution.Another problem of top-down and bottom-up formula technology is that they are not to be tending towards wet fabric equably, but mainly concentrate on the top or bottom of fabric.Usually be necessary to utilize additional complicated air circulation technology to solve these problems.
Also attempted fog-spray nozzle is placed to vertical orientated plane in fabric.A problem of the method is, fabric should be with fog-spray nozzle at a distance of certain distance, makes that fluid can suitably scatter thereby can exceedingly not concentrate on a place when the spraying generation.Excessively wide device has caused again new series of problems, because be an important factor when device uses time space efficient in home environment.A kind of method is that fog-spray nozzle is positioned on only wall of device, makes them spray to a side of fabric.Yet, the distribution of fluid with inadvisablely on a side of the fabric at sprayer place than enrichment, and poorer on opposite side.
Another problem relevant to these devices is that the unfolding mode of device makes the user can get at the zone of hanging or placing clothing.The device that comprises the revolving door opening has wide area occupied and also needs large quantity space so that device can be touched and use.
Although did the trial that the multiple new equipment of fabric is provided of these and other, but still need following device: it has solved one or more in the problems referred to above mentioned in this article, but sufficiently saves time and energy, minimize spatial take and be the friendly type of user.
Summary of the invention
One aspect of the present invention provides a kind of device for the treatment of fabric, and described device comprises: cabinet, and described cabinet comprises: the shell that preferably is the non-formula cabinet form of collapsing that comprises opening; With the drawer that can extract out, described drawer comprises: the drawer face with outer surface; Supporting member, can drapery or hang the member of hanging the fabric on member at fabric such as rod, bar, crossbeam, suspension hook or other, wherein said drawer face and described supporting member form and are suitable for the operationally admittance zone of supports fabrics, and the wherein said drawer of extracting out is suitable for fitting in described shell; Be included in the heating element heater in described device; Guide air to pass the described air flow path of admitting the zone with being oriented to.In a preferred embodiment, this device also comprises one or more dispensing heads, and described dispensing head is positioned in device inside and admits on the fabric that is comprised in the zone so that fabric treatment composition is assigned to.In another preferred embodiment, it is outstanding that this device is included in the one or more sidepieces that deviate from the device extension that form in the shell sidepiece.
In still another aspect of the invention, provide a kind of method of processing fabric, described method comprises fabric is placed in the admittance zone of device of the present invention; Fabric treatment composition is assigned at least a portion of described fabric; Start described heating element heater; And make described device ventilation so that air and fabric treatment composition can be blown away from fabric, thereby come dry and multiple new fabric by removing de-shirred and/or stench.
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Fig. 1 is the perspective view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention, and the drawer that wherein can extract out is in the position of partly opening.
Fig. 2 is the front view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention, and the drawer that wherein can extract out is in the close position.
Fig. 3 is the perspective view of the drawer that can extract out, and it is applicable to any shell disclosed herein, to form the device according at least one embodiment of the present invention.
Fig. 4 is the perspective view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention.
Fig. 5 is the front view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention.
Fig. 6 is the perspective view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention.
Fig. 7 is the front view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention.
Fig. 8 is the front view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention.
Fig. 9 is the front view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention.
Figure 10 is the front view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention, and the drawer that wherein can extract out vertically stretches out.
Figure 11 is the perspective view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention, and the drawer that wherein can extract out is as vertical stretching out the situation in Figure 10.
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The invention provides a kind of device for the treatment of fabric, described device comprises: the shell that preferably is the form of the non-formula cabinet of collapsing that comprises opening; With the drawer that can extract out, described drawer comprises: the drawer face with outer surface; Supporting member, can drapery or hang at fabric and hang member such as the member of the fabric on suspension bracket such as rod, bar, crossbeam, suspension hook or other, wherein said drawer face and described supporting member form and are suitable for the operationally admittance zone of supports fabrics, and the wherein said drawer of extracting out is suitable for fitting in described shell; Be included in the heating element heater in described device; Guide air to pass the described air flow path of admitting the zone with being oriented to.Importantly, found that the present invention provides a kind of multi-function device for the user, described device can be quick and efficient mode to fabric such as clothing and other textiles carry out again new, go wrinkle, and provide additional beneficial effect.In addition, the drawer of extracting out of the present invention provides a kind of mode of loading fabric in the cabinet of the simple but friendly type of user for the user, and needn't enter into device thereby touching or wipe the outer casing inner wall encounter device potentially, described outer casing inner wall can have the greasy or rete sense under residual because of previous use.As used herein, fabric comprises one or more clothings, clothes, textiles, towel, tablecloth, drape, chair cover etc.As defined herein, " operationally supporting " refers to that suspension element can directly support the fabric of hanging thereon, or can supports fabrics hang member, and the described member of hanging can have the fabric of hanging thereon.
In one embodiment, this device comprises area occupied, and described area occupied is compact on width, makes this device can be used for the living space that larger wider device is used in bedroom, washroom or other inconvenience.The little area occupied width of this device is realized by the design of the drawer that can extract out.Compare with the device that comprises hinged door, the present invention occupies less flatly board space, because comprise that with the action of scanning because of hinged door the conventional hinged door of wider area occupied compares, the drawer that can extract out takies identical or less horizontal area occupied than cabinet shell.It is more compact and convenient when therefore, this device uses in the various rooms of family.In addition, it is believed that this device seems and have more cleanliness thereby be applicable to different room in family than conventional equipment, and provide enough spraying or atomization ability with wet fabric fast and effeciently, and still realize effective distribution of composition.
Fixed is that can expect has larger peripheral size with Shell structure one-tenth drawer mask than the drawer that can extract out when facing the drawer face finder of extendible drawer.In one embodiment, at least one parts transversely of shell or horizontal-extending surpass the periphery of the drawer face of the drawer that can extract out, such as when observing this device in front view.See for example Fig. 2.In one embodiment, one or two in the shell sidepiece extends beyond the periphery of the drawer face of extendible drawer.In another embodiment, the sidepiece of shell comprises that also one or more sidepieces are outstanding, thereby the described outstanding periphery that further extends beyond the drawer face provides the admittance zone larger lateral separation apart with the drawer that can extract out.Transverse width by extension apparatus, the present invention can be conducive to bag and receive dispensing head (including but not limited to fog-spray nozzle, hydraulic pressure nozzle, sound wave or ultrasonic sprayer, pressure eddy formula sprayer, high-pressure fog mouth and their combination), described dispensing head be positioned at be included in any fabric in device the distance of expectation apart.The periphery that the periphery of the part of shell is extended beyond the drawer face of the drawer that can extract out makes device can increase dispensing head to the distance between fabric, does not have unnecessary width greatly and do not need whole device is manufactured.In addition, the width by minimizing the drawer face but provide laterally or horizontal-extending to surpass shell or one or more sidepiece of device periphery outstanding, it is thinner that device seems, but still can realize carrying out enough composition distribution on fabric.
Fig. 1 is the perspective view for the treatment of the device 10 of fabric, and described device comprises the shell 100 that forms at least one opening, and the drawer 200 that wherein can extract out is in the position of partly opening.In this embodiment, the drawer that can extract out is shown as the front drawer, can described drawer be pulled out or start by any suitable mechanical means or manual methods the opening that forms in described shell.Comprise the drawer of spring-loaded, the drawer that chain drives and the drawer that lever is housed in order to the limiting examples of the mechanical means of extracting drawer out.In another embodiment, the drawer that can extract out can be positioned at horizontal or horizontal direction is relative upwards or on vertical direction withdraws from shell.Referring to Figure 10 compared to Figure 1.In one embodiment, the drawer that can extract out comprises one or more sliding components such as the wheel or the slideway that have or do not have roller bearing, described take turns or slideway can be suitable for sliding along the track that provides from described shell.In one embodiment, shell is the non-formula member of collapsing, and it comprises pair of sidewalls, top, antetheca, rear wall and base wall, and at least a portion of one in wherein said top, antetheca and rear wall can be formed by the described drawer face of the described drawer of extracting out.The drawer 200 that can extract out comprises drawer face 210, and described drawer mask has outer surface 212.In one embodiment, described drawer face seals the described opening of described shell at least in part in closing position.The incomplete opening of the described shell of sealing of drawer face wherein, but the air inlet in the aerating system of the gap actuating unit in sealing and/or go out airway dysfunction.In another embodiment, the drawer face seals described shell fully in closing position.In another embodiment, the outer surface of drawer face forms with shell and flushes closure.
The drawer that can extract out is shown having optional shank 213 in order to get at from the inside of shell the drawer that can extract out.The drawer that can extract out also comprises supporting member 230, and described member can operationally support one or more fabrics, and described drawer face supporting member is formed for the admittance zone of described fabric.Suitable supporting member comprises from the drawer face and extends to rod, bar, crossbeam, rope, rope or suspension hook enclosure.In one embodiment, supporting member comprises that also suspension hook or recess hang member such as suspension bracket with supports fabrics.In another embodiment, support member support regularly or be detachably connected to suspension bracket on described supporting member.In another embodiment, supporting member also comprises the Extensible telescopic section, and described section makes supporting member to be extended or to bounce back.In one embodiment, this device also comprises clamping system, and described system can help to remove de-shirred from certain discrete section of whole fabric or fabric.In one embodiment, clamping system is united with the drawer that can extract out by suspension bracket provides.Suitable tensioning apparatus known in the art comprises the expansion suspension bracket, hangs weight or bar or rod, and they can be used to launch and/or winding method dangles or stuetch fabrics.The additional limiting examples of clamping system is hereinafter disclosed.
The drawer that can extract out is shown having optional back 220 and optional pedestal 240.In this position, the back comprises and makes in the enclosure the drawer that can extract out not exclusively separate with device.In one embodiment, the drawer of the drawer that can extract out for separating fully can remove it from shell.In another embodiment, the drawer that can extract out is for movable but be connected to and make the drawer that can extract out can comprise slidably in the enclosure but can not be removed fully on shell.Drawer face 210 is illustrated by described supporting member 230 and is connected on described back 220.Although supporting member shown in Figure 1 is illustrated and has been connected to the drawer face and optional back is both gone up, supporting member can be connected on any in drawer face or optional back.Alternatively, supporting member can hinging manner be connected on any in drawer face and back.A kind of important beneficial effect that obtains by the back that provides in the inner space that fits in shell is that the restriction user is exposed to the situation of sidewall or is exposed to any pipe or the line that is arranged in wherein.It is believed that after reusing, interior can be assembled to be had the remaining of device internal spraying or atomizing and fabric treatment composition that evaporate from fabric or gathers.By provide the back in the drawer that can extract out, limited the user and be exposed to interior.In addition, this back has increased the security aspect, because the user can not get at any pipe, flexible pipe, wire rod or the electronic device that comprises in shell.
Device shown in Figure 1 also comprises heating element heater 300 and air flow path 400.When the drawer that can extract out is in the close position when middle, air flow path with at least a portion of air guide to admit the zone and/or pass described admittances regional.Heating element heater can be positioned on the following any position in shell, described position makes heating element heater heat to be sent to enclosure by convection current, conduction or radiation, being to be sent to admit the zone specifically, is more particularly to be sent to admit any fabric that comprises in the zone.Suitable heating element heater comprises heater strip or heater coil, infrared lamp, heating using microwave element and their combination.In this embodiment, heating element heater 300 can be configured to flush with the bottom of shell, makes that it does not hinder the closure of the drawer that can extract out when move towards the rear portion of shell the back.
Air-flow 400 is advanced by aerating system, and described system comprises air inlet 410 and gas outlet 420.In one embodiment, air inlet is positioned at the below of gas outlet.It is believed that this air that makes it possible to free convection to occur and make heating can move to overflow and without the need for the source air-flow.In another embodiment, air inlet is positioned at the top of gas outlet.Air flowing from air inlet to the gas outlet can be realized by free convection or by forced ventilation.In force ventilated situation, can force the parts of air movement to be plugged in air flow path in fan or other.Preferably, the close air inlet 410 of fan or gas outlet 420 are in order to avoid hindering door mechanism.Air stream components can be any design, but usually will be for obtaining required radial, the centrifugal or crossflow blower design mode fan of flow of expectation.
In one embodiment, the gas outlet comprises that air filtering system is such as charcoal filter.Air filtering system can be used to capture and is derived from handled fabric or the inner stench of device, and/or can be used to capture unnecessary aromatic or the spices that provides from fabric treatment composition.Not bound by theory, it is believed that by air filtering system is provided in the gas outlet, will can not be discharged in device surrounding air on every side from any stench that fabric discharges.When this device was used for perceiving in the bedroom of family of the stench that discharges or other room, this was that people especially expect.Air filtering system is preferably replaceable.In another embodiment, the gas outlet comprises that chemistry captures member to remove moisture and/or other material that is derived from effluent.In another embodiment, this device also comprises air filtration and/or treatment system.In one embodiment, air inlet can be positioned on the below of gas outlet, makes the motion of the air (by heating element heater 300 heating) that cold surrounding air can be by the heating in device be sucked in shell.On move on to the heating of admitting the zone air will through and pass and be arranged in any fabric of admitting the zone, thereby make the fabric can drying.Not bound by theory, it is believed that heat makes it possible to control or kill the certain micro-organisms that can be present on fabric and bacterium and removes the entity that causes smell.It is believed that this antimicrobial beneficial effect results from makes fabric stand sufficiently high temperature to control, to remove and may killing microorganisms and/or bacterium.
In one embodiment, air-treatment (multiple new, deodorizing, sterilization etc.) system is the part of gas outlet or is arranged near the gas outlet, makes the air of discharging from device carry air-treating compositions.The limiting examples of suitable liquid active substance comprises spices, air freshener, deodorant, deodorant, deodorant, household cleaners, disinfectant, disinfectant, expellent, kills the insect preparation, mood reinforcing agent, aroma-therapeutic preparation, treatment liquid agent, medicine or their mixture.These and other suitable active material is disclosed in United States serial 11/273461.In one embodiment, this device makes the consumer can determine manually or automatically close rate and/or is used for the dose frequency distribute the air-treatment composition.Although air processor can be and give vent to anger/part (distributing air-treating compositions such as the air of discharging by use) of aerating system, and air processor also can be the element that is independent of the aerating system of giving vent to anger.
Those skilled in the art will appreciate that, if blow vent or heating element heater (when device is in closure or run location) are provided near the back in device, the back is designed such that air and/or heat can be passed in the described one or more holes that form in the back and admit in the fabric that is supported in zone and device to enter.Therefore, in one embodiment, the back comprises one or more holes, and described hole is oriented to be conducive to air and passes by described air-flow, and make heat energy enough enter to admit the zone and with fabric treatment composition and the stench extractor of any evaporation.In addition, if provide internal part such as wire rod and dispensing head at device in inside, the back operationally be designed so that can to extract out in open and close drawer the time, the back is any internal part of percussion device not.In another embodiment, open or the closed drawer that can extract out also starts other element, this will make device to bring into operation.
The device degree of depth 12 (not shown), it can calculate by the total depth of measurement mechanism when the drawer that can extract out is in the close position in the enclosure.In one embodiment, if the drawer face does not return in shell, install the summation that the degree of depth will equal enclosure depth 120 and the drawer face degree of depth 220.If the drawer face returns to the outer surface that makes the drawer face in shell and flushes with shell, install the degree of depth and equal enclosure depth 120.In one embodiment, the device degree of depth is approximately 24 inches to approximately 60 inches, perhaps approximately 30 inches to approximately 48 inches, and perhaps approximately 36 inches to approximately 42 inches.Shell also comprises height 125.
In addition, as shown in this embodiment, shell also has width 127, and the drawer mask has width 227.In one embodiment, this device has less than approximately 28 inches, perhaps less than approximately 20 inches, perhaps less than approximately 16 inches, perhaps less than the about maximum lateral width of 12 inches.As defined herein, maximum lateral width is determined when finder in front view.Maximum lateral width can or deviate from drawer face place's measurement of any drawer of giving prominence to, maybe can extracting out of shell extension at pedestal, shell, and this depends on which element has Breadth Maximum.In one embodiment, this device comprises approximately 9 to approximately 1, perhaps approximately 4 to 1.2, and perhaps about 2 to 1.5 width ratio, described width ratio is limited by the maximum lateral width of the device ratio with the maximum lateral width of the drawer face of the drawer that can extract out.
Importantly, having found can provide desired outward appearance by providing to have less than the about device of 2 described width ratio: this device has the general width of door, but makes it possible to increase from being arranged in the fabric of admitting the zone to the distance of the position of the device sidepiece of locating dispensing head.
In one embodiment, this device comprises approximately 1 to approximately 30, perhaps approximately 2 to approximately 15, perhaps approximately 3 to approximately 10, and perhaps about 5 area occupied aspect ratio.The area occupied aspect ratio is the maximum transversal length 12 of device and the ratio of the maximum lateral width of installing (such as measuring from optional pedestal platform) or outer casing width.Have surprisingly been found that, the present invention has several functions, and when using in the space in family size, can be placed on aptly in a lot of different zones.For example, when being used for the clothes washing zone of family, this device can be placed side by side with washing machine and/or the dryer device of routine.Importantly, have the device of area occupied aspect ratio as herein defined by providing, this device has several functions and can be used for and be fitted to little space such as in bedroom or other daily life zone, fits in wall other or be placed in the washroom.This device can be placed side by side with cabinet, dressing table, cabinet for TV or couch.Importantly, when device for opening, the area occupied width can not increase.Comprise one or more hinged doors of being connected on cabinet or the larger area occupied width of device needs of the opening (such as passing through zip) of sealing releasedly, because door or opening are tending towards rotating or dangling over the width of device when being shown in an open position.It is believed that by providing to have the device of yardstick as herein defined, compare with multiple new equipment with the disclosed fabric treating in this area, the outward appearance of this device is not too lofty significantly.Also it is believed that by providing to have the device of yardstick as herein defined, this device will be easier and be used for more easily bedroom or other daily life zone, thereby makes the user more easily to get at this device during wearing the clothes, undress, change one's clothes etc.
Fig. 2 is the front view according to apparatus of the present invention, and the drawer 200 that wherein can extract out is in the close position.Shell 100 can comprise the width larger than the drawer face of the drawer that can extract out.In one embodiment, this device also comprises one or more outstanding, the described outstanding positive facial plane periphery that extends beyond drawer face 210.In this embodiment, outstandingly comprise that shell 100, described shell are shown having the width larger than drawer face, highly.In addition, Fig. 2 shows two the additional sidepieces outstanding 130 that form on side wall of outer shell.Therefore, outer casing width 127 is measured as the widest lateral separation between described two points on the relative both sides of shell now, at this moment measures on the plane perpendicular to the center line 14 of device.As defined herein, center line is the central axis of device.Sidepiece is outstanding can multiple suitable shape be provided, and described shape makes it possible to slightly to increase the distance between the fabric of dispensing head and suspension.
Device of the present invention also comprises a plurality of dispensing heads 620, and described dispensing head is positioned on the sidewall of shell 200.In a suitable embodiment, dispensing head comprises one or more fog-spray nozzles and optional one or more ultrasonic nebulizers.If the expectation fabric treatment composition flow higher, for example greater than 2 gram fluids/minute/nozzle, dispensing head is preferred.In the United States serial of authorizing the people such as Meschkat 61/163924 that suitable dispensing head and the limiting examples of fog-spray nozzle are provided in to submit on March 28th, 2009.In one embodiment, if device comprises one or more in described sidepiece outstanding 130, one or more in dispensing head 620 can be positioned on sidepiece outstanding inside to increase head 620 and are included in lateral separation between any fabric of admitting in the zone.One skilled in the art will appreciate that by the two or more groups dispensing head on each sidewall that is positioned at shell is provided, can faster more efficient mode wet fabric.In addition, by increasing the horizontal range between dispensing head and fabric, the fluid that distributes have that greater room is disperseed thereby covering fabric on larger zone.
In one embodiment, this device comprises the lateral separation between at least one dispensing head of giving prominence in the admittance zone (it can be confirmed as center line or the axis 14 of device) of placing fabric and the sidewall that is positioned at shell or sidepiece, described lateral separation is less than approximately 12 inches, perhaps less than approximately 8 inches, perhaps less than approximately 6 inches and at least about 4 inches, perhaps at least about 6 inches, perhaps at least about 10 inches.Fig. 2 also shows the optional dispensing head 623 that is positioned at the cover top portion place, and described dispensing head is orientated to downwards and sprays to installing on interior any fabric.Additional fog-spray nozzle can be placed on certain position in whole device inside such as on the inside that is placed on drawer face or back, or be placed on pedestal 240, dispensing head preferably is positioned at described placement location in order to have maximum fabric cover, thereby avoids spraying to be disturbed by any supporting member.
In one wherein dispensing head comprised the embodiment of one or more fog-spray nozzles, fog-spray nozzle preferably included one or more spray nozzles, such as 2,3,4 or 6 spray nozzles.A plurality of nozzles in fog-spray nozzle make advantageous compositions effectively directly to be assigned on clothes to be processed to minimize time of application.The distribution of advantageous compositions can realize with any suitable device such as hydraulic pressure nozzle, sound wave or ultrasonic sprayer, pressure eddy formula sprayer, high-pressure fog mouth or their combination, to send target granularity and overlay pattern.The limiting examples of suitable nozzle comprises can Model No. 40: 850,1050,1250,1450 and 1650 from SpraySystems, and Inc. is such as Spray Systems, the nozzle that Inc. (Ponoma, Calif) is commercially available.The another kind of suitable example of fog-spray nozzle or nozzle is pressure swirl atomizing nozzle, and it is by Seaquist Dispensing of Gary, and 111. make with model DU3813.
Discharge nozzle can be used as the fluid atomizing nozzle, and it uses the pressurization spray device or utilizes the auxiliary two-fluid spray nozzle of air.The pressurization spray mouth has advantages of does not need pressure-air to come assisted atomization to process fluid.Also can utilize the special nozzle design, for example utilize high voltage source to come as the electrostatic spray mouth.
Suitable fog-spray nozzle can be single nozzle or comprises one with the composite nozzle of top nozzle.In a preferred embodiment, have 4 fog-spray nozzles, they be contained in sidepiece on the every side of device outstanding in, wherein each fog-spray nozzle includes 4 monomer spray nozzles that are arranged in the cheese shell.Designs of nozzles is selected in connection with shell design usually.Sidepiece is outstanding or only to expect to have thin sidepiece outstanding if do not expect to have, and usually comes obtaining the covering of broadness with clothes to be processed institute short distance apart with the nozzle that wider spray angle is provided.Wider outstanding distance can be conducive to have the nozzle of slightly narrower spray angle to obtain acceptable coverage rate.
Nozzle flow can change to some extent with number of nozzle used.Usually, nozzle flow multiply by number of nozzle and multiply by the amount that spray time will obtain the desired advantageous compositions that will use again.In preferred pattern, total spray time was more preferably less than approximately 100 seconds, and even is more preferably less than approximately 10 seconds less than approximately 200 seconds.In a preferred embodiment that wherein always co-exists in 8 composite nozzles (each all has 4 monomer nozzles), spray time when utilizing little pump and pressure eddy formula nozzle is approximately 2 seconds, total advantageous compositions of wherein spraying is maximum approximately 10 grams, perhaps at most about 25 grams, perhaps at most about 50 grams, perhaps at most about 100 grams.One skilled in the art will appreciate that by increasing the number of the spray nozzle in device, can increase the overall apparatus flow, for example a spray nozzle can provide the approximately increment of 1 Grams Per Second.Except fog-spray nozzle, this device also can comprise one or more ultrasonic nebulizers, such as known in the art those.
Randomly, can heat advantageous compositions before spraying.Preheating advantageous compositions before spraying can realize by any heating element heater, such as heater strip or heater coil, infrared lamp, heating using microwave, radiation heating or heater block known to those skilled in the art.
Fig. 3 is for being used for the perspective view according to the drawer of extracting out 200 of the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention.The drawer that can extract out comprises that described member is connected to described drawer face 210 and both go up described optional back 220 such as the supporting member 230 that is rod, bar or crossbeam form.In one embodiment, the drawer that can extract out comprises the single member of hanging.In another embodiment, a plurality of supporting members are provided, such as being a plurality of supporting member forms.In another embodiment, this device also comprises by one or more fabrics of described support member support and hangs member.Described fabric is hung member and preferably is detachably connected on described supporting member with suspension hook, snap fit or other suitable mechanism, can be supported on described supporting member so that fabric is hung member, fabric is positioned to admit in the zone simultaneously.In another embodiment, described one or more fabric is hung member and for good and all is connected on described supporting member.In another embodiment, described one or more fabric is hung member and is connected on described supporting member with hinging manner.
As described herein, optional back can form with the inner dimensions of shell and roughly coordinate closely, makes when the drawer that can extract out extends to open position fully, and the user can not get at any assembly after the back.One skilled in the art will appreciate that the back should not occupy the accurate inner dimensions of shell, wherein wire rod, pipe, flexible pipe, dispensing head, blow vent or other inner member need in the enclosure along moving by sidewall or in the shell rear portion.In addition, give prominence to if this device comprises one or more sidepieces, sidepiece is outstanding also with the laterally extending yardstick that surpasses the back, makes the outstanding interior any dispensing head that comprises of sidepiece to be touched because of mobile back the locality.In the rear portion of its housing comprised one or more embodiment in the described blow vent of described aerating system, the back can operationally be designed to comprise the hole admittance zone that enters into the drawer that can extract out so that air can pass described blow vent.In addition, the drawer that can extract out comprises pedestal 240.Pedestal can have the width identical with the drawer face or less width.In one embodiment, pedestal comprises the hole so that can be exposed to any heating element heater that is arranged in the drawer below that can extract out, and/or comprises that guide groove flows by free convection or forced ventilation convection current with the air that is conducive to heat.
Fig. 4 is the perspective view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention.In this embodiment, sidepiece outstanding 130 is shown having stub shape shape.The outstanding suitable shape of sidepiece comprises any prism shape, such as rectangle, square or other polygon (as shown in Figure 6); Or stub shape shape, such as circular, avette or oval.Fig. 4 is shown having the device degree of depth 12, the degree of depth when it is in the close position for device.As shown in this embodiment, the device degree of depth can be the summation of the degree of depth of drawer face and shell.Flush in the embodiment of the remainder of shell at the drawer face 210 of another drawer that wherein can extract out, the device degree of depth is substantially equal to enclosure depth 120 (unless the outer surface of drawer face comprises that also outward extending any element is such as drawer shank 213.)
Fig. 5 is the front view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention.The device of Fig. 5 is similar to the device of Fig. 4, and different is that Fig. 5 also comprises pedestal platform 800.In the embodiment that comprises the pedestal platform, the area occupied width of device is the greater in the Breadth Maximum of the Breadth Maximum of drawer face or shell or pedestal platform.In this embodiment, the area occupied width will be measured as the Breadth Maximum of pedestal platform.
Fig. 6 is the perspective view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention.It is outstanding that Fig. 6 shows sidepiece, and described outstandingly have rectangle or quadrangle form such as square or rectangular prism shape 134.Fig. 6 also comprises the second drawer that can extract out 500, and described drawer comprises the second drawer face 510.
In one embodiment, the drawer that can extract out is recessed in enclosure.Can provide hinged shell external door to seal in the enclosure with the drawer that further can extract out.Randomly, this shell external door can comprise the hole, wherein exposes handle or the shank of the drawer that can extract out, but makes user's tractive handle or shank and open the shell external door and extract the drawer that can extract out out with hinging manner with a single motion.In one embodiment, handle or shank protrude from outside hole in the shell external door.
Device of the present invention preferably comprises the fabric treatment composition source.In one embodiment, the fabric treatment composition source comprises and is positioned at the reservoir 610 in the second drawer that can extract out 500 or is positioned at reservoir 630 in shell upper.If reservoir is positioned in the second drawer that can extract out, reservoir can be got at by pulling out the second drawer that can extract out.If reservoir is positioned in the shell that forms the drawer that can extract out on top, can provide opening in shell so that can get at reservoir.The reservoir that is used for fabric treatment composition is operably connected to the described one or more dispensing heads that are arranged in described device, and wherein said one or more fog-spray nozzles are oriented to towards the described fabric treatment composition of described admittance region allocation.Importantly, reservoir can be reservoir that can recharge or replaceable.
In another embodiment, the described source of described fabric treatment composition comprises: be used for the reservoir of fabric treatment composition, described reservoir is operably connected on a plurality of dispensing heads that are arranged in described device; The spray member of separating; Be operably connected to the Fluid Transport member on plumbing system; And their combination.Suitable separation spray member comprise known hand sprayer product such as
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Air Affects.The size of suitable separation spray member comprises the container of 12oz. and the container of 27oz..The spray member of separating can be bottle, and described bottle can be independent of device to be provided and maybe can be detachably connected on device, such as in the bottle seat.In one embodiment, if the user only wishes that water comes wet fabric, the fabric treatment composition source can be provided such as the hose in washing machine for clothes or family by another device.Suitable fabric treatment composition source comprises fuid distribution system, and described system is as in the U.S.61/138539 that authorizes the people such as Smith that is disclosed in the United States serial of authorizing the people such as Smith 61/099602 of submitting to September 24 in 2008 and submitted on December 18th, 2008.
Fig. 7 is the front view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention.This device is similar to embodiment shown in Figure 6, yet outstanding being illustrated between sidepiece outstanding 134 and sidewall of sidepiece has recessed bent interface 135.In addition, Fig. 7 also is supported on optional pedestal platform 801, and described optional pedestal platform produces area occupied width 827, and described width is greater than drawer face width degree 227.Optional pedestal platform provides the anti-fall stability of covering of increase, especially from the viewpoint of area occupied aspect ratio.In this embodiment, the maximum lateral width of device is the width of optional pedestal platform 827, and described pedestal platform is shown on width the width greater than the part of the formation side extension of shell.If remove or do not provide optional pedestal platform, maximum lateral width will be outer casing width 127.
Fig. 8 is the front view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention.Fig. 8 comprises sphering top 150.In one embodiment, the sphering top comprises the surface, and described surface is not perfectly smooth, thereby can be used to support the fabric that is placed on it.By increasing the coefficient of friction at sphering top, fabric can dangle on this machine.In one embodiment, top (sphering or smooth as shown in Fig. 1-7) as shown in Figure 8 with respect to the static friction coefficient of common fabric such as viscose glue, cotton and nylon greater than approximately 0.10.In one embodiment, the top of device has non-smooth finish paint, for example ripple finish paint, matter structure finish paint (being similar to coarse sandpaper), or have coarse face coat such as rubber or silicon coating.In addition, Fig. 8 shows an embodiment, and wherein device is supported on smooth pedestal platform 802, and described pedestal platform has area occupied width 827.In addition, optional shank 213 can have any shape that is suitable for grasping with tractive.In one embodiment, the element shown in 213 can be button, and the user can press that this button discharges and/or eject at least in part the drawer that can extract out from shell.This button can be single startup trigger, and described trigger is entered the drawer tractive and opened this machine so that operation.The drawer that can extract out can be spring-loaded, makes it will automatically deviate from shell when being activated and extends.It is believed that by providing to be connected to the drawer of extracting out of hanging on member, the motion of the drawer that can extract out by single extension makes hangs member and automatically extracts out.Therefore the additional step that does not need to get at device inside and/or pull out hanger bar.In addition, hang member by automatically exposing, the user need not to touch or any content of contact device.The content of device may deposit after reusing and/or accumulate dust or the fabric treatment composition of any drying.The Exposure that need to carry out with content by reducing the user, the use of device be simplified and become health and cleaning more.
In another embodiment, cabinet can comprise the user interface, and described interface comprises the gathering parts, and the user can pass through described parts and device interactive, comprises for example any device or the computer program part of this utensil.In various embodiments, use the interface can comprise input, output or their combination.Input make the user can with in input information auto levelizer 10 to handle or to control the operation of this utensil.Output makes the effect that device 10 can produce is of value to the user.In various embodiments, input and output can comprise sighting device, hearing device and haptic device.In one embodiment, input can be constructed to touch keypad, and output can be constructed to display, luminous indication and/or sound equipment attention device.
In one embodiment, this device also comprises one or more gutters (not shown) and enters into optional drain pan (not shown) so that unnecessary fabric treatment composition can be discharged outside cabinet.The gutter can be the form of the hole that forms and/or the hole that forms in outer casing underpart in the pedestal of the described drawer of extracting out.In the embodiment that comprises the second drawer that can extract out, drain pan can locate or be positioned at the below of the second drawer that can extract out together with the drawer that can extract out, make any unnecessary fabric treatment composition that reaches drain pan can be similar to conventional reezer system or the situation of the drain pan in refrigerator evaporates like that.
Fig. 9 is the front view according to the device of at least one embodiment of the present invention.As shown in Figure 9, the sidewall of shell can form a plurality of sidepieces outstanding 137.Each in described giving prominence to preferably comprises at least one dispensing head.By providing sidepiece outstanding on the whole height of device, dispensing head can be efficiently and the whole fabric that comprises in the admittance zone of the wetting drawer of extracting out on the bilateral of fabric rapidly.In addition, Fig. 9 shows an embodiment, and wherein device comprises pedestal platform 803, and described pedestal platform can be wheel or slide plate can be easy to motion thereby have portability so that install.
Figure 10 shows the front view according to device of the present invention, and wherein this device comprises the drawer 200 that can extract out, and it is opened by deviate from shell 100 these drawers of extension on vertical direction or upward direction.The suitable method that makes drawer extend (or upwards extracting drawer out) away from shell comprises mechanism or the leverage that the member that is arranged on the spring-loaded in device maybe can make chain that device can be opened automatically drive.In one embodiment, the drawer that can extract out is tractive upwards manually.As shown in the drawing, the drawer 200 that can extract out comprises drawer face 210 and has the maximum lateral width 227 of the drawer face of the drawer that can extract out.Device in this embodiment also comprises the maximum lateral width 127 of device.
Figure 11 shows the perspective view of device, and described device also comprises the drawer 200 that can extract out, and described drawer is opened by deviate from shell 100 these drawers of extension on vertical direction or upward direction.Extendible drawer 200 comprises drawer face 210, and described drawer mask has outer surface 212.As shown in this embodiment, the drawer 200 that can extract out comprises supporting member 230.If fabric is hung on described supporting member in admitting the zone, fabric will be sent in device inside when the drawer closure that can extract out.This device also comprises the degree of depth 12 and height 125.
The element of additional optional comprises: be arranged on the outside of device to pass on the one or more witness markings of device at the state of run duration; In order to pass on the sound indicator of device at the state of run duration.In one embodiment, witness marking comprises the timer that counts down, redness/yellow/green status lamp system, can be depending on mode of operation and with the flashing lamp of different rates flicker or be used for routinely any other lamp of domestic appliance or device.In another embodiment, utilize sound indicator, wherein sound indicator is operably connected on controller, so voice mark can be depending on the operation phase and changes; Preferably lower than 70dB.
In one embodiment, in when operation, the noise level that is generated at run duration by device is less than 50 decibels when device, in the about frequency of 3150Hz, and perhaps approximately 4, the frequency of 000Hz, perhaps approximately 5, the frequency of 000Hz.Not bound by theory, it is believed that this noise level is enough quiet, it can not bother anyone or the pet that may sleep or have a rest at the run duration of device.Find, when in the bedroom or be adjacent to or be connected in when using this device in the washroom in bedroom, this point particular importance.It is believed that the mankind are usually to the noise-sensitive on 20Hz to 20kHz sound spectrum.
This device is by selecting the freely Power supply of the following group that forms: the solar electric power member; Plug in AC or DC power supply; Battery; Fuel cell, latent heat battery and their combination.
Suitable fabric is hung member
Fabric can be placed in the admittance zone of fabric treating unit by any suitable method known in the art.In one embodiment, one or more fabrics are hung at one or more fabrics hung on member.Described fabric is hung member removably or is fixedly connected on described suspension element.In one embodiment, suspension element is the forms such as one or more rods, bar, rope, and they can be connected on the front and/or back of the drawer that can extract out (sees for example Fig. 1 and Fig. 3.) in another embodiment, suspension element stretches out from the drawer face of the drawer that can extract out (sees for example Figure 10.) in one embodiment, suspension element hangs more than one fabric and hangs member (such as the clothing suspension bracket of routine or disclosed any other suspension bracket hereinafter).According to the present invention, can use any suitable fabric to hang member.Preferably, fabric suspension bracket member is by being difficult at run duration getting rusty in device or melting or the material that is out of shape is made.The limiting examples that suitable fabric is hung member is described in following patent: European patent 812556,670135 and 683999; DE 29713157; United States Patent (USP) 7,328,822,6,964,360,6,817,497,5,511,701,5,085,358 and 5,664,710; The U.S. announces 2008/00616,2005/0023310; And JP110572999.
Except providing fabric to hang member in device, in one embodiment, the run duration that this device also is included in device applies to the fabric in cabinet the method that tension force makes fold be reduced.The fabric of hanging in the admittance zone of this device also can be increased the weight of or be stretched to make fabric be under tension force, subtracts the wrinkle effect with improvement.Clamping system is well-known to those having ordinary skill in the art such as hanging weight and stretching device.See for example European patent 587173; Deutsche Bundespatent 4435672; With United States Patent (USP) 5,344,054.Preferably, after in fabric is placed into this container and before beginning this process or beginning tensioning fabric in this process.This stretching or so-called being stretched in to fabric helps lax fold in this process, and along with the operation of device provides restoring force to rebuild the corrugationless orientation to fabric.
Preferred tensioning system comprises collapsible or retractable tensioning system that increase the weight of and light-duty, and wherein this system comprises tensioning apparatus such as spring.The beneficial effect of rear a kind of system is that can and not answer new equipment to cleaning increases additional weight, simultaneously again can be by required tension force and the direction adjusted.Preferably, at the place, bottom of container, these systems are arranged on container inside.An example of this system is conventionally to be used as the roller blind of car sunshine filter, and can be commercially available from Halfords.This system is a kind of roller blind, and it can extend or shrink by a kind of rolling spring mechanism.Only need slightly improve this system, can make it be suitable for tensioning fabric.A kind of preferred remodeling relates to the bottom that the shell of this system is connected to equipment, and opposite side one or more fixtures are provided in case clamping and therefore stretch or tension equipment in fabric.For given fabric, go back the tensile force of tension force to obtain expecting of adjustable springs.The size of fixture can change in order to more than one fixture is connected in this system.In addition, another kind of modification relates to and only has a fixture, its along or partly along the window shade clamping system that is positioned at this system shell opposite and move.
In one embodiment, hanging member is movable with optional clamping system in described shell.Hang member and optional clamping system by movement, the admittance zone that wherein includes any fabric can move to another side from a side of device, such as in the horizontal.The transverse shifting fabric makes it possible to increase and dispensing head distance apart, and described dispensing head is positioned at the inside of opposing sidewalls and/or optional giving prominence to.Therefore, in one embodiment, fabric is moved to a side of device inside, coordinate simultaneously fabric treatment composition distribution so that its opposite side from device come out, thereby the front portion of wet fabric for example.Correspondingly, the opposite side that fabric can be moved to device makes another group dispensing head be triggered with the opposite side of wet fabric, such as the rear portion of fabric.This has increased wetted fabric face and the lateral separation between dispensing head, thereby makes it possible to better distribute.Activity is hung member and can be obtained by any applicable mechanical system, such as the system of chain driving or the system of gear drive.
Fabric treatment composition
Do not departing from situation of the present invention, the liquid of any routine and/or fluid fabric treatment composition all can be used as fabric treatment composition.Suitable fabric treatment composition comprises any liquid or fluid composition, and described composition reduces and/or removes de-shirred, stench, and/or sends any other desired fabric treating beneficial effect.Additional suitable fabric treatment composition comprises spices and aromatic, and they can be delivered to desired smell on fabric and or be delivered in the surrounding air of depositing this device.The water that comprises purified water, running water etc. is also suitable fabric treatment composition.
Although this device is preferably used for such as passing through to reduce stench and/or the new fabric of fold reflex or clothes, but also may use following composition, described composition can be the spot repellent and/or also helps to remove spot, dirt, variable color and/or other the worthless impact because wearing and using fabric to produce.
In one embodiment, fabric treatment composition comprises water and randomly comprises the freely preparation of the group of following composition of choosing: surfactant, spices, preservative agent, bleaching agent, auxiliary cleaning agent, reduce composition, organic solvent, antimicrobial and their mixture.Described fabric treatment composition comprises volatile ingredient and involatile constituent.Suitable organic solvent is glycol ether, specifically, for methoxy propoxy propanol, ethyoxyl propoxyl group propyl alcohol, propoxyl group propoxyl group propyl alcohol, butoxy propoxyl group propyl alcohol, butoxy propyl alcohol, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, the agent of going to wrinkle, wear anti wrinkling agent, semi-durable pressing agent, odour absorbents, volatile siloxane and their mixture.Applicable fabric reduces the freely group of following composition of composition choosing: ethylene glycol; All isomers of propylene glycol, butanediol, pentanediol, hexylene glycol; And their mixture.In one embodiment, fabric reduces the freely group of following composition of composition choosing: neopentyl glycol, polyethylene glycol, 1,2-PD, 1,3-BDO, 1-octanol and their mixture.Suitable surfactant comprises non-ionic surface active agent, such as the alkyl phenol of ethoxylated alcohol or ethoxylation, and exists with maximum approximately 2% the amounts of weighing scale by fabric treatment composition.Preferred auxiliary cleaning agent comprises cyclodextrin and goes the agent of wrinkling, such as the siloxanes of inclusion compound.Particularly preferred anti wrinkling agent comprises volatile siloxane, and wherein some can be available from Dow Corning Corporation.A kind of this type of volatile siloxane is D5 ring-type polymethyl siloxane decamethyl cyclopenta siloxanes (D5cyclomethicone decamethyl cyclopenta siloxane).The typical fabric treatment composition of this paper can comprise by weight the water at least about 80%, preferably at least about 90%, and more preferably at least about 95% water.The limiting examples of suitable fabric treatment composition is provided in to authorize in the people's such as Gaaloul United States Patent (USP) 6,726,186.
Another kind of suitable fabric treatment composition is for being disclosed in United States Patent (USP) 6,491, having in 840 specified pH and distributed and improve the polymer composition that subtracts the wrinkle composition stable and be disclosed in United States Patent (USP) 6 in order to improve, 495, contain water control wrinkle composition in 058, these two lists of references are all authorized the people such as Frankenbach.
In another embodiment, fabric treatment composition, 60/993765 of the United States serial 61/130913 that on June 12nd, 2008 submitted to and submission on September 14th, 2007, both all authorize the people such as Roselle.For example a kind of suitable fabric treatment composition comprises water-soluble quaternary surfactant, usually in composition, the minimum content of included water-soluble season agent is at least about 0.01%, preferably at least about 0.05%, more preferably at least about 0.1%, and the typical maximum level of water-soluble season agent is at most approximately 20%, preferably less than approximately 10%, and be more preferably less than approximately 3%, and generally approximately 0.2% to about 1.0% scope; Basically water-insoluble oil ingredient or oil batching, wherein oil ingredient can have>1 clogP.Usually in composition, the minimum content of included oil ingredient is at least about 0.001%, preferably at least about 0.005%, even more preferably at least about 0.01%, and the maximum level of usually oil component is at most approximately 5.0%, preferably less than approximately 3%, and generally approximately 0.05% to about 1% scope; Disclosed optional member and as the water of surplus in the U.S. Patent application that two are incorporated into as described.
The method of multiple new fabric
A kind of method of processing fabric, described method comprise fabric are placed in the admittance zone of device as claimed in claim 1; Fabric treatment composition is deposited at least a portion of described fabric; Start described heating element heater; And make described device ventilation.In one embodiment, the step of the described fabric treatment composition of deposition comprises fabric treatment composition is assigned on fabric, such as distributing by spraying, vaporization or atomizing.In one embodiment, the step that starts described heating element heater also comprises the air heat in device at least about 80 ℃, perhaps at least about 70 ℃, perhaps at least about the step of 50 ℃.Not bound by theory, it is believed that this heating application not only helps dry fabric, and can have the beneficial effect of removing smell and/or controlling microorganism.In addition, if use the fabric treatment composition that comprises antimicrobial, heating can produce surprising control smell and antimicrobial beneficial effect to fabric.In another embodiment, the described method of processing described fabric is approximately in 15 minutes, perhaps approximately in 10 minutes, perhaps approximately completes in 8 minutes.In one embodiment, the method comprises that also pressing single button comes opening device.
Should be appreciated that each the greatest measure limit that provides in whole specification includes each low numerical value limit, just low numerical value limit is write out the same in this article clearly like this.Each the minimum value limit that provides in whole specification includes each high value limit, as this high value limit is write out in this article clearly.Each number range that provides in whole specification includes each the narrower number range that is contained in this broader numerical, at this paper, clear and definite expression is arranged also as this narrower number range.
Except as otherwise noted, all umbers, ratio and percentage in this paper specification, embodiment and claims all by weight, and all numerical limits are all used with the algnment accuracy that this area was provided.
Dimension disclosed herein and value are not intended to be understood to strictly be limited to the exact value of quoting.On the contrary, except as otherwise noted, each such dimension all is intended to represent the numerical value of quoting and the scope that is equal to around this numerical value on function.For example, the dimension that is disclosed as " 40mm " is intended to expression " approximately 40mm ".
The relevant portion of all documents of quoting in detailed Description Of The Invention of the present invention all is incorporated herein by reference; Should not be interpreted as all admitting that for quoting of any file it is relevant prior art of the present invention.When any implication of the term in any implication of term in this written document record or definition and the document that is incorporated herein by reference or define when conflicting, will be as the criterion with implication or the definition of giving the term in this written document record.
Except as otherwise noted, article " " and " described " refer to " one or more ".
The relevant portion of the All Files of quoting in detailed Description Of The Invention all is incorporated herein by reference.Should not be interpreted as all admitting that for quoting of any file it is relevant prior art of the present invention.When any implication of term in any implication of term in the present invention or definition and the document of incorporating into way of reference or when defining contradiction, should obey implication or the definition of giving in the present invention this term.
Although illustrated and described specific embodiments of the present invention, having it is obvious to those skilled in the art that in the situation that do not deviate from the spirit and scope of the invention and can make various other changes and modification.Therefore, all such changes and the modification that claims are intended to be included in the scope of the present invention of enclosing.

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1. method that adds heating fabric in the device (10) for the treatment of fabric, described device comprises: cabinet, described cabinet comprises:
The shell (100) of-formation opening; With
-the drawer (200) that can extract out, described drawer comprises:
I. the drawer face (210) that comprises outer surface (212); With
Ii. supporting member (230),
Wherein said drawer face and described supporting member form and are suitable for the operationally admittance zone of supports fabrics, and
The wherein said drawer of extracting out is suitable for fitting in described shell and can extracts out by the described opening of described shell;
-be included in the heating element heater (300) in described device;
The source of-fabric treatment composition; With
-be oriented to guide air to pass described air-flow (400) path of admitting the zone;
Wherein, described device also comprises 2 to 15 area occupied aspect ratio, the ratio of the maximum transversal length that wherein said area occupied aspect ratio is device and the maximum lateral width of device;
Described device also comprises the ratio of maximum lateral width of the drawer face of the maximum lateral width of 2 to 1.5 described device and the described drawer of extracting out (200);
Described method characteristic is that it comprises fabric is placed in the admittance zone of described device;
Fabric treatment composition is deposited at least a portion of described fabric; Start described heating element heater; And make described device ventilation.
2. the method for claim 1, described device also comprises the maximum lateral width less than 28 inches.
3. the method for claim 1, described device also comprises the maximum lateral width less than 20 inches.
4. the method for claim 1, described device also comprises the maximum lateral width less than 16 inches.
5. the method for claim 1, described device also comprises the maximum lateral width less than 12 inches.
6. the method for claim 1, described device also comprises 3 to 10 area occupied aspect ratio, the ratio of the maximum transversal length that wherein said area occupied aspect ratio is device and the maximum lateral width of device.
7. the method for claim 1, described device also comprises 5 area occupied aspect ratio, the ratio of the maximum transversal length that wherein said area occupied aspect ratio is device and the maximum lateral width of device.
8. the method for claim 1, wherein said shell comprises pair of sidewalls, at least one in wherein said sidewall comprises and deviates from least one sidepiece outstanding (130) that device extends.
9. the method for claim 1, the described source of wherein said fabric treatment composition comprises with lower at least one: the reservoir (610) that is used for fabric treatment composition, described reservoir is operably connected on the one or more dispensing heads (620) that are arranged in described device, and wherein said one or more dispensing heads are oriented to towards the described fabric treatment composition of described admittance region allocation; The spray member of separating; Be operably connected to the Fluid Transport member on plumbing system; And their combination.
10. method as claimed in claim 9, wherein said device also comprises the second drawer that can extract out (500), the described second drawer that can extract out comprises described reservoir (610).
11. device as claimed in claim 1, wherein said shell comprises pair of sidewalls, at least one in wherein said sidewall comprise and deviate from least one outstanding (130) zone that device extends, and at least one in wherein said a plurality of dispensing head (620) is positioned on described at least one outburst area.
12. the method for claim 1, wherein said air flow path comprises the air circulation member, and described member operationally is positioned to guide air to pass described air flow path and optional air filtering system.
13. the method for claim 1, the wherein said drawer of extracting out (200) comprise the freely sliding component of the group of following composition of choosing: a plurality ofly take turns, one or more slide rail and their combination.
14. the method for claim 1, wherein said supporting member (230) comprises the one or more rods that extend to back (220) from described drawer face.
15. the method for claim 1, wherein said heating element heater (300) comprise heater strip or coil, infrared lamp, heating using microwave element and their combination.
16. the method for claim 1, described device also comprises mechanical tensioning system.
17. the method for claim 1, described device also comprise on the outside that is arranged on described device to pass on one or more witness markings of the state of described device at run duration; In order to pass on the sound indicator of described device at the state of run duration; Or their combination.
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