EP1283686B1 - Device for moistening toilet paper - Google Patents

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EP1283686B1
EP1283686B1 EP20010943082 EP01943082A EP1283686B1 EP 1283686 B1 EP1283686 B1 EP 1283686B1 EP 20010943082 EP20010943082 EP 20010943082 EP 01943082 A EP01943082 A EP 01943082A EP 1283686 B1 EP1283686 B1 EP 1283686B1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47KSANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; TOILET ACCESSORIES
    • A47K10/00Body-drying implements; Toilet paper; Holders therefor
    • A47K10/24Towel dispensers, e.g. for piled-up or folded textile towels; Toilet-paper dispensers; Dispensers for piled-up or folded textile towels provided or not with devices for taking-up soiled towels as far as not mechanically driven
    • A47K10/32Dispensers for paper towels or toilet-paper
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47KSANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; TOILET ACCESSORIES
    • A47K10/00Body-drying implements; Toilet paper; Holders therefor
    • A47K10/24Towel dispensers, e.g. for piled-up or folded textile towels; Toilet-paper dispensers; Dispensers for piled-up or folded textile towels provided or not with devices for taking-up soiled towels as far as not mechanically driven
    • A47K10/32Dispensers for paper towels or toilet-paper
    • A47K2010/3266Wet wipes
    • A47K2010/3273Wet wipes moistened just before use
    • A47K2010/328Wet wipes moistened just before use by spraying

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    TECHNICAL AREA
  • The present invention relates to a device for moistening liquid-receiving means for personal hygiene or care, such as toilet paper, cotton balls, cleaning cloths, cotton wool pads, nonwovens or the like with a system container in which the liquid is stored for moistening, such as in the document DE-297 16 687 U1 is described.
  • The cleaning of the intestinal outlet during bowel movements exclusively with dry toilet paper is unsatisfactory from a hygienic point of view and very often gives a feeling of discomfort and insecurity. No one would think of cleaning soiled hands or parts of their faces with dry paper.
  • STATE OF THE ART
  • In order to meet the requirements for increased hygiene, it is known to use moist toilet paper. However, these have a number of disadvantages.
  • Damp toilet paper is folded and stacked in a box available. When removing the separation of the wipes from each other is very laborious and needed very often the second hand. Closing the box after removal is another cumbersome, but necessary process, otherwise the wet cloths dry out very quickly.
  • A very significant disadvantage of wet wipes is that they decompose very poorly and slowly in liquid, including wastewater, which is often the cause of pipe blockage. Also in the wider ecological cycle, the resistance to moisture and liquid of such towels is very problematic and requires appropriate measures in sewage treatment plants and generally in the discharge of wastewater into rivers.
  • Furthermore, various solutions are known, which are concerned with the idea of moistening normal toilet paper.
  • Some solutions wet the normal toilet paper in a device by contacting a wet web previously drawn by the cleaning liquid contained in an open container as long as the strip with the individual sheets rolls off the roll. This means that the wetted toilet paper is pulled out of the device with a certain force, whereby the supply roll is brought to unwind. Such a solution is for example in the WO 99/53816 described. The result is that the toilet paper strip already dissolved by the moisture and thus mechanically no longer very durable and thus often tears off unintentionally. Renewed, cumbersome and time-consuming threading of the strip into the device is thereafter necessary. Often it is very cumbersome to refill the liquids in this device, with the risk of spillage consists. In addition, the possibility exists of the open container that the cleaning liquid can be contaminated.
  • Other solutions spray liquid on normal toilet paper to achieve this moisturizing effect. For example, from the German Utility Model G 89 03 900 known to use a flexible reservoir, which is compressed and pushed out by the volume reduction, the stored cleaning liquid through a spray head and atomized onto the paper. Such a solution does not do justice to the different paper types and the different constructions of the toilet papers, since the escaping amount can only be metered by feeling and not exactly by preselection. Another disadvantage is that the container fills by the shape of the formation of air, which must first escape during re-liquid dispensing, that is, before the exit of cleaning liquid.
  • From the German Utility Model 91 12 823 a liquid dispenser for toilet paper is known, in which the liquid is discharged via a ball-rolling body, which is part of a valve, from a reservoir to the normal toilet paper. This is also very imprecise as far as the liquid dose to be dispensed on the paper is concerned, especially since the transfer point is concealed from the viewing area. Furthermore, the liquid transfer requires a long time if the paper is to be sufficiently moistened. The common valves used in this case generally have the disadvantage that they no longer close tightly after some time, because particles pass through the rolling body in the valve. As a result of Leakage occurs wetting solution unwanted and causes pollution of the environment.
  • In addition to toilet paper, other moisture-absorbing agents are used for the body toilet, such as cotton balls, cleaning tissues or the like. In many cases, cleaning fluids are available in the sanitary area in bottles or other storage containers for the body toilet. To bring the liquid to the mentioned carrier for cleaning, the bottles must be opened, contacted for content delivery with the carrier and rotated and then closed again and put away.
  • PRESENTATION OF THE INVENTION
  • Based on the cited prior art, the present invention, the object or the technical problem of specifying a device for moistening liquid-absorbing agents that meets the hygienic standards that ensures ease of use, a permanently reliable function in terms of humidification and operation guaranteed and which can be used economically.
  • The device according to the invention for moistening liquid-absorbing agents is given by the features of independent claim 1. Advantageous embodiments and further developments are the subject of the dependent claims.
  • A particularly preferred embodiment is characterized in that the capillary unit, in particular spaced from the distribution plate is arranged and is formed as a wetting screen or lattice unit with through recesses.
  • A particularly preferred development is characterized in that the recesses of the wetting screen or of the lattice unit are arranged and dimensioned such that they have a capillary action in relation to the liquid or liquid mist introduced as a result of the movement stroke into the intermediate space between distributor plate and wetting screen or into the funnel unit have, so that the discharged liquid receiving means the extinguishing blade effect occurs.
  • Alternatively, the capillary unit can also be designed as a sponge.
  • The device according to the invention has the advantage of moisturizing toilet paper with one hand in a comfortable and hygienic manner, wherein the dispensed cleaning liquid can be presetted on the device in accordance with the quality and structure of the toilet paper. By simply placing the moisture-absorbing agent on the capillary unit or the wetting wire and simply carrying out the lifting movement, the means are moistened to the preset extent.
  • In order to achieve a reliable distribution of the liquid introduced into the interspace, a particularly preferred embodiment of the device according to the invention is characterized in that the wetting screen or the lattice unit has an impact surface on the underside in the region opposite the nozzle of the valve unit.
  • Preferably, the valve disk / the funnel unit has at least one outlet through which excess liquid can flow, so that in the event that the volume of the liquid to be introduced has initially been set too high, no over-moistening of, for example, the toilet paper occurs.
  • A particularly preferred embodiment is characterized in that the distributor device with system container is detachably arranged in a housing. By this measure, it is possible to work with a refill system, that is, the housing is maintained with the manifold and only the system container is replaced.
  • A simple handling is characterized according to an advantageous embodiment, characterized in that the housing on the upper side a housing cover for releasably sealing the distributor device and front side a housing door, set by opening the system container with or without distribution device in the housing or from the housing can be removed.
  • In order to ensure adjustment to different qualities with regard to the absorbency of the means to be humidified, a particularly advantageous alternative is characterized in that the volume of the liquid to be introduced into the intermediate space or the quantity of liquid mist which can be introduced into the funnel unit can be adjusted by limiting the stroke of the valve unit.
  • The valve unit may be designed as a double ball valve. This known valve technology ensures a permanently reliable function and economical use.
  • A particularly advantageous embodiment is characterized in that an evaporation container is present, in which the over the at least one effluent effluent excess amount of liquid is passed, and in the wall of the housing evaporation slots are present, wherein an alternative development is characterized in that Evaporation tank to increase the evaporation surface evaporation cascades, especially with a rough surface, has.
  • A preferred embodiment, in a simple manner, an adjustment of the delivered during the lifting movement Has liquid amount and is structurally particularly simple to implement, is characterized in that the housing an adjustment, in particular adjusting spindle, is present, which is fixed directly or indirectly to the position of a rotatably mounted volume stop bar and a stop is disposed on the manifold, the strikes the volume stop bar when reaching the set stroke. In this case, an externally readable scale can be used in an advantageous manner, wherein the display of the scale in dependence on the position of the volume stop bar is controllable.
  • In order to reliably prevent tilting of the distributor device upon reaching the set stroke, an advantageous embodiment is characterized in that in each case two oppositely mounted volume stop bars are present.
  • A particularly preferred embodiment is characterized in that the distributor device and the housing are formed as separate, in particular plastic injection-molded components.
  • Further embodiments and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the features further listed in the claims as well as by the embodiments given below.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING
  • The invention as well as advantageous embodiments and developments thereof will be described and explained in more detail below with reference to the examples shown in the drawing. Show it:
  • Fig. 1
    schematic side view of a system container with separately shown distributor device,
    Fig. 2
    schematic side view of a system container with attached distributor device,
    Fig. 3a to 3c
    schematic plan view, side view and front view of the housing of a device for moistening liquid-absorbing agents,
    Fig. 4a
    schematic vertical section through a device for wetting with inserted system container, distribution device and adjustment unit for the stroke,
    Fig. 4b
    schematic cross section through the device according to Fig. 4a with partially cut wetting wire and valve plate,
    Fig. 5
    schematic detailed cross-sectional formation of the distribution device placed on a valve unit with applied toilet paper,
    Fig. 6
    enlarged detail section through a distribution device in the edge region,
    Fig. 7
    schematic representation of a device for humidifying without housing with system container with attached distribution device and placed toilet paper,
    Fig. 8a
    schematic plan view of the device according to Fig. 4a with detached top,
    Fig. 8
    schematic side view of the illustration according to Fig. 8a .
    Fig. 9
    schematic detail cross-section and schematic detail side view of a second embodiment of a funnel-shaped distributor device for a device for moistening without representation of the housing,
    Fig. 10
    schematic plan view of a device for wetting with a distribution device according to Fig. 9 in a state used in a system container and
    Fig. 11
    schematic plan view of the illustration according to Fig. 10 with enlarged distribution device.
    WAYS FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
  • In the following, an embodiment of a device 50 for moistening liquid-receiving means, namely toilet paper 12, is described.
  • The device 50 has a housing 7 with a housing cover 1 pivotally arranged on the upper side and a housing front side pivotally mounted housing door 11. Overall, the housing 7 has a cuboid contour. On the top, the front and on the side walls evaporation slots 1a are formed in the wall of the housing 7.
  • Within the housing 7, a filled with cleaning liquid system container 5 is detachably arranged, which has on the upper side a valve unit 5a, which is designed as a double ball valve. With the valve unit 5a, a detachable, attachable distributor device 2 is coupled (see Figures 1 and 2 ), which is placed and locked on the valve unit 5a in a simple manner.
  • As in Fig. 7 2, the distribution device 2 has a distributor plate 2b in the upper region, on which a wetting wire 3 is provided at a distance from the upper side, and the through-openings 3b (FIG. Fig. 6 ) having capillary action. On the underside 2b processes 2a are formed on the distributor plate. The toilet paper 12 to be moistened is placed on top of the wetting wire 3. The distribution plate 2b has in its central central region a recess 14, within which the nozzle 20 of the valve unit 5a is arranged with its outlet surface 5b. Opposite the nozzle 20, a baffle surface 3a is present on the underside of the wetting wire 3.
  • The space between the distributor plate 2b and the wetting wire 3 is in Fig. 5 and 6 provided with the reference numeral 16.
  • The maximum stroke of the valve unit 5a or the distributor device 2 coupled thereto is controlled by a rotation axis 18 (FIG. Fig. 4a ) rotatably mounted volume stop bar 4 limited, the respective position by a via a setting unit 9, which is designed as an adjusting spindle, sliding coupling member 10 is set. The volume stop bar 4 has on the upper side a stop curve 4a, which abuts the limit of the stroke to a corresponding integrally formed on the distributor device 2 stop 22. For stabilization purposes, a stop 22 is located on both sides opposite the distributor device 2 on both sides, and a stop curve 4a is also provided on the volume stop bar 4 on both sides. With the volume stop bar 4, a display lever 24 is connected, which corresponds to the setting position of the stop bar 4 and is associated with a view from above visible scale 4b display. On this scale 4b, an orientation number for the set via the setting unit 9 amount of liquid that is delivered in a stroke can be read.
  • Arranged around the system container 5 is an evaporation container 6, which in plan view (FIG. Fig. 4b ) has seen a U-shaped configuration, such that the open side of the U in the direction of the housing door 11, so that when the housing door 11 is open, the system container 5 can be easily removed. In the lower part of the evaporation tank 6 is the actual collecting trough 6a, to which evaporation cascades 6b extending upwards are arranged, which finally open into an inclined surface 6c which encloses the system container 5 in the upper region in a U-shape.
  • Hereinafter, the handling of the device 50 will be described by way of example.
  • Was the pre-cleaning of the chair with dry toilet paper, the device 50 offers convenient and hygienic the possibility, then the Toilet paper for final cleaning with one hand to moisten, with the dispensed cleaning liquid, according to quality and structure of the toilet paper, on the unit once preset.
  • For this purpose, the user taps the toilet paper 12 already holding in his hand, the housing cover 1 with a movement upwards, after which the lid opens itself (arrow D) and the distributor plate 2 b with the wetting wire 3 for moistening the toilet paper 12 releases ( Fig. 4a ).
  • Pressing the toilet paper on the wetting wire 3, the distributor plate moves 2b with wetting wire 3 to the preset stop of the volume stop bar 4 down. By this movement, a volume reduction in the chamber of the double ball valve 5a - part of the system container 5 -, after which the waiting, previously sucked amount of liquid is discharged through the exit surface 5b of the double ball valve 5a - ( Fig. 4b ).
  • The ejected amount of cleaning liquid is pressed against the baffle surface 3a of the wetting wire 3 and distributed in the space 16 between the distributor plate 2b and the wetting wire 3 ( Fig. 6 ).
  • Due to the contact between wetting wire 3 and toilet paper 12, the cleaning liquid is transferred to this, from the previously described space - delete blade effect. The many small recesses 3b of the wetting wire 3 are dimensioned so that they have capillary action, on the other hand, they are distributed in the sieve so that over the temporal sequence of the wetting process over-subsidence of the paper can not occur, even if for the corresponding paper a something too big Fluid volume was preset. Excess liquid flows into the existing evaporation tank 6.
  • An essential part of the invention consists in this arrangement between distributor plate 2b and wetting wire 3 to each other, as well as their dimensions, so that the deletion blade effect arises. Comparative example: If an ink spring is held against a blotter, the transfer of the ink to the blotter is first very fast due to the capillary action of the blade. The ink flow / transfer to the blotter then takes place more and more slowly, less and less ink in the appropriate time will flow through the exit opening of the spring in the sheet, since inflowing ink can flow into the structure of the sheet only when the already flowed ink in the structure the leaf has continued to flow.
  • Since not every toilet paper used 12 has the same flow properties for fast and correspondingly portioned recording of the cleaning liquid, a device in the device for presetting the amount of liquid to be dispensed is necessary so that the best ratio - toilet paper capacity to volume delivery and transmission through wetting wire - is adjustable.
  • If the wetting wire 3 is released again after the liquid absorption by the toilet paper, the distributor plate 2b with the wetting wire 3 returns to the starting position by the spring force in the double ball valve 5a. In this process, the appropriate amount of cleaning liquid is again sucked into the valve 5a and is separated by a ball against the environment.
  • The lid 1 of the housing 7 is then closed, after which the wetting wire 3 is protected.
  • Small residual amounts of cleaning fluid flow through the processes 2a of the distributor plate 2b and drop into an evaporation container 6 below. This evaporation tank 6 is designed for the evaporation of the remaining liquid with cascades 6b with a relatively large rough surface. Due to the surface tension of the liquid, this deposits a longer way back to the drip pan 6a of the evaporation tank 6 and evaporates. The housing 7 is opened laterally and forwards, in the housing intermediate floor 8 and on the housing cover 1 with large ventilation slots for convection, whereby a chimney effect is produced in the entire housing 7. This effect in turn, in addition to the evaporation of the remaining excess cleaning liquid for air freshener in the room, also that even the smallest dust particles that could possibly pass through the narrow outlet openings in the housing cover into the device, can not settle on the wetting wire 3.
  • According to this approach, the cleaning fluids used may be mixed with a fragrant perfume and with cleaning fluids usual, small amount of alcohol, to support this effect. The delivery of perfume can be reinforced with inserted substances in the evaporation tank 6. After that occurs with this solution, the auxiliary function to a fragrance dispenser in the sanitary room.
  • The device 50 easily solves the problem of moistening normal toilet paper, thereby meeting hygienic standards, a cleaning liquid from a replaceable, closed refill system container to deliver to a defined area and preselected volume.
  • If the cleaning liquid is used up, the system container 5 with valve unit 5a can be easily removed from the device (arrow A in FIG Fig. 4a ) by opening the housing door 11 (arrow T), the empty system container is removed and replaced by a filled container available on the market.
  • Hygienic issues are largely satisfied by the fact that the user before inserting the system container 5 with the cleaning liquid into the housing 7 an adhesive strip from the nozzle opening of the valve head of the valve unit 5 a - deduces - as in toothpastes known - and then the distributor device 2 this container unit touches down. The system container 5 is closed during transport in a securing position / locking of the valve head of the valve unit 5a against the environment; an unintentional pump stroke and consequently a liquid outlet is not possible.
  • During the insertion process, the fuse is released by a rotation of the valve unit 5a and the patch distribution device 2 via the thread and the unit - valve unit 5a and distributor plate 2b with wetting wire 3 - is pushed in functional position up against the inner valve stop. A dispensing pump is then possible. This ensures that the consumer does not come into contact with the cleaning solution before the application of the stool cleaning. - The principle is known from Handwaschlösungen ago -
  • Further, the cleaning liquid after being inserted into the apparatus is closed to the outside world by the double ball valve of the valve unit 5a.
  • The cleaning liquid is discharged from the system container 5 by depression on the unit distribution plate 2b with wetting wire 3 - also a sponge or grating is conceivable here. The cleaning liquid is then absorbed by contacting between wetting wire 3 and toilet paper 12 from the toilet paper in a predetermined amount.
  • To accommodate the variety of toilet paper types and structures, the device has a volume preset. By turning the adjusting spindle 9, the stop position of the volume stop bar 4 is adjusted via the coupling member 10. The stroke length of the distributor plate 2 b is limited by the curve stop 4 a of the volume stop bar 4.
  • The dispensed volume of the cleaning liquid is determined by the movement stroke of the distributor plate 2b, which moves against the volume stop bar 4. The lift height of the distributor plate 2b is transmitted to the valve unit 5a of the system container 5 and is equivalent to the discharged liquid volume.
  • The volume stop bar 4 has a lateral recess with a scale 4b (FIG. Fig. 8a ). This is designed so that the scale 4b upon adjustment of the adjusting spindle 9 and the resulting change in the stop position 4a of the volume stop bar 4, below a viewing window of the housing intermediate base 8 rotates past. The numbers displayed are an indication of the Dispensing dose of cleaning fluid, or serves as a set value for the different types of toilet paper.
  • The contact surface for the liquid discharge of the wetting wire is covered when not in use by the housing cover 1 and lies in the air flow through the housing so that it is not polluted by normal conditions.
  • The housing can be designed in the rear wall area for wall mounting. On the lower surface of the housing may be a system coupling device, for an alternative attachment with a different housing installed underneath, for example, a device in which there is a receptacle for a roll of toilet paper with output unit and other utensils.
  • In the FIGS. 9 to 11 is a second embodiment of a device 50a shown for humidification, which works the same principle principle as the embodiment shown above. However, in this embodiment, according to the FIGS. 9 to 11 a distributor device 2 'is used, which has a funnel unit A2, wherein on the end region of the funnel unit A2 with the larger diameter a wetting grid A3 is arranged, which has through recesses 3b, which are dimensioned so that the capillary effect occurs.
  • In the bottom region of the funnel unit A2, that is to say in the region of the small diameter of the funnel unit A2, a nozzle A1 is arranged which communicates with the system container 5. Overall, the distributor device 2 'is detachably arranged on the valve unit 5a of the system container 5. However, in contrast to the nozzle 20 of the device 50, the nozzle A1 is designed as a sputtering nozzle, that is to say the liquid does not act as a liquid jet but introduced as a liquid mist in the laterally limited by the funnel surfaces A2c interior of the hopper unit A2 and settles on the wetting mesh A3, so that when placed on toilet paper 12, this sucks due to the capillary effect with liquid.
  • The liquid is thus also introduced by depression of the distributor device 2 'in the form of liquid mist in the hopper unit A2 and fed to the wetting mesh A3.
  • The liquid not taken up by the toilet paper 12, and also the liquid deposited by the atomizing process on the funnel surfaces A2c of the funnel unit A2, is collected in a return gutter A2b and supplied circumferentially by 90 ° (degrees) to existing effluents A2a. The processes A2a discharge the excess liquid into the evaporation tank 6, which has already been described above. All other components bear the same reference numerals as in the first embodiment and will not be explained again. Also in this solution, it is possible, depending on the suction quality of the laid toilet paper 12 to regulate the introduced into the hopper unit A2 amount of liquid mist or adjust the vertical stroke of the manifold 2 'variable.
  • The described device 50 or 50a optimally solves moistening problems after it has been conveniently attached to the wall in the sanitary area and, in the manner described above, transfers the liquids to the carriers. Thus, the device meets criteria such as safety, appearance, functionality and time savings and meets high standards.

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  1. Device (50) for moistening fluid-absorbing media for body-hygiene or care, such as toilet paper (12), cotton balls, cleaning tissues, cotton pads, fleeces and similar, with a system reservoir (5), in which the fluid for moistening is stored, a slide able supported, permeative, set on unit, on which the fluid-absorbing media is laid on, and one nozzle (20), which gives off liquid upon engagement of the set on unit,
    distinguishes itself, that the nozzle (20) is an integrated part of the stroke valve unit (5a) positioned on the system reservoir (5), which upon the stroke movement gives off liquid or liquid mist by way of its nozzle (20), on the valve unit (5a), a delachable distribution unit (2, 2') is attached to its stroke movement, which includes a distribution plate (2b) with set-on unit developed as a capillary unit (3) on it, or a funnel unit (A2) with a set-on unit developed as a capillary unit or mesh unit (3) on it, in the bottom of the distribution plate (2b) /funnel unit (2A) there is a recess (14) in which the nozzle (20, A1) of the valve unit (5a) is positioned, the media to be moistened can be placed on the capillary unit (3, A3) to initiate the stroke movement, whereby the capillary unit (3, A3) is so designed and dimensioned so that the liquid/liquid mist released through the stroke movement will be at least partially taken up through the capillary effect and this liquid/liquid mist passed on to the fluid-absorbing media via the "blotting-paper" principle.
  2. Device according to claim 1,
    distinguishes itself, that the capillary unit (3) is designed as moistening screen or mesh unit with through holes (3b).
  3. Device according to claim 2,
    distinguishes itself, that the through holes (3b) of the moistening screen respectively the mesh unit are positioned and dimensioned that a capillary effect results with the liquid or liquid mist, that due the stroke movement is brought into the space (16) between distribution plate (2b) and moistening screen (3) respectively in the funnel unit (A2), so that a "blotting-paper" effect can take place with the fluid-absorbing media.
  4. Device according to claim 1,
    distinguishes itself, that the capillary unit is developed as a sponge.
  5. Device according to claim 2 or 3,
    distinguishes itself, that on the bottom of the moistening screen or the mesh unit across from the nozzle (20) and the valve unit (5a) there is a rebounding surface (3 a).
  6. Device according to one or more of the afore mentioned claims,
    distinguishes itself, that the distribution plate (2b) respectively the funnel unit (A2) has at least one runoff (2a, A2a) which the excessive liquid can flow through.
  7. Device according to one or more of the afore mentioned claims,
    distinguishes itself, that the distribution unit (2) with the system reservoir (5) are positioned in a housing (7) and are removable.
  8. Device according to claim 7,
    distinguishes itself, that the housing (7) has a topside housing lid (1) to temporarily close the distribution unit (2) and a front side housing door (11), through which opening the system reservoir (5) with or without the distribution unit (2) can be placed into respectively removed from the housing(7).
  9. Device according to one or more of the afore mentioned claims,
    distinguishes itself, that the volume of the liquid being brought into the space (16) respectively the liquid mist being brought into the funnel unit (A2), is adjustable by limiting the stroke of the valve unit (5a).
  10. Device according to one or more of the afore mentioned claims,
    distinguishes itself, that the valve unit (5a) is designed as a double valve (ball).
  11. Device according to claim 6,
    distinguishes itself, that an evaporation container (6) exists into which the excessive liquid flows over at least one runoff, and the walls of the housing (7) have evaporation slots (1a) in them.
  12. Device according to claim 11,
    distinguishes itself, that the evaporation container (6) has evaporation cascades (6b) with especially rough surfaces to increase the evaporation surface.
  13. Device according to claim 7,
    distinguishes itself, that an adjustment unit (9) attached to the housing (7), especially an adjustment spindle, that is positioned directly or indirectly with the pivoted volume stroke beam (4) and on the distribution unit (2) a stroke limiter is positioned that strikes the volume strike beam (4) when the set stroke distance is reached.
  14. Device according to claim 13,
    distinguishes itself, that an exterior viewable scale (4b) for the amount of liquid dispensed through the valve unit (5a), whereby the display of the scale is directly controlled by the position of the volume strike beam (4).
  15. Device according to claim 13,
    distinguishes itself, that there are stroke limiters (22) on both sides of the distribution unit (2), and there are strike curves 4a on both sides of the volume strike beam (4).
  16. Device according to one or more of the claims 6 to 11,
    distinguishes itself, that there are several runoffs (2a, A2a) in the floor area of the distribution plate (2b) / the funnel unit (A2) and the evaporation container (6) is positioned around the system reservoir (5) in a U-form, such that the open U-side of the evaporation container (6) faces the housing door (11).
  17. Device according to claim 7,
    distinguishes itself, that the distribution unit (2, 2') and the housing (7) are designed as two separate parts.
  18. Device according to claim 7,
    distinguishes itself, that the distribution unit (2, 2') can be slid vertically within the housing.
  19. Device according to one or more of the afore mentioned claims,
    distinguishes itself, that the distribution unit (2, 2') and/or the housing (7) are developed as plastic injected moulded parts.
  20. Device according to one or more of the afore mentioned claims,
    distinguishes itself, that there are connection units for attaching the device to other parts and/or there are further connection units to connect further housing units, especially for the storage of resources for body hygiene.
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