EP1715784B1 - Device for cleaning a hollow container - Google Patents

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EP1715784B1
EP1715784B1 EP05857305A EP05857305A EP1715784B1 EP 1715784 B1 EP1715784 B1 EP 1715784B1 EP 05857305 A EP05857305 A EP 05857305A EP 05857305 A EP05857305 A EP 05857305A EP 1715784 B1 EP1715784 B1 EP 1715784B1
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Gregor Kohlruss
Hubert Wiesner
Oliver Griebe
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L17/00Apparatus or implements used in manual washing or cleaning of crockery, table-ware, cooking-ware or the like
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B08CLEANING
    • B08BCLEANING IN GENERAL; PREVENTION OF FOULING IN GENERAL
    • B08B1/00Cleaning by methods involving the use of tools, brushes, or analogous members
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B08CLEANING
    • B08BCLEANING IN GENERAL; PREVENTION OF FOULING IN GENERAL
    • B08B9/00Cleaning hollow articles by methods or apparatus specially adapted thereto
    • B08B9/08Cleaning containers, e.g. tanks
    • B08B9/0804Cleaning containers having tubular shape, e.g. casks, barrels, drums
    • B08B9/0808Cleaning containers having tubular shape, e.g. casks, barrels, drums by methods involving the use of tools, e.g. by brushes, scrapers

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Die Erfindung betrifft eine Vorrichtung zum Reinigen eines Hohlgefäßes, welches oben einen engen Hals und darunter einen radial aufgeweiteten Hohlraum aufweist, mit einem Hangriff und einem durch den engen Hals des Hohlgefäßes hindurchführbaren Reinigungskopf, der mit Reinigungsmaterial versehen ist und im Inneren des Hohlraums aufpreizbar ist.The invention relates to a device for cleaning a hollow vessel, which has a narrow neck and a radially expanded cavity above, with a handle and a passing through the narrow neck of the hollow vessel cleaning head, which is provided with cleaning material and in the interior of the cavity can be expanded.

Reinigungsvorrichtungen der genannten Art sind beispielsweise aus der CH-PS 43 06 , CH-PS 24 204 oder CH-PS 167 467 bekannt. Bei den vorbekannten Reinigungsvorrichtungen ist der Reinigungskopf als mehrteiliger Bürstenkopf ausgebildet, der durch einen entsprechenden Betätigungsmechanismus aufspreizbar ist. Hierdurch legen sich die Teile des Borstenkopfes an die Wandungen des Hohlgefäßes an, welches auf diese Art und Weise intensiv gereinigt werden kann.Cleaning devices of the type mentioned are for example from the CH-PS 43 06 . CH-PS 24 204 or CH-PS 167 467 known. In the previously known cleaning devices, the cleaning head is designed as a multi-part brush head, which can be expanded by a corresponding actuating mechanism. As a result, the parts of the bristle head to the walls of the hollow vessel, which can be thoroughly cleaned in this way.

Eine Vorrichtung gemäss dem Oberbegriff des Anspruchs 1 ist aus US 2002/0112301 A1 bekannt.A device according to the preamble of claim 1 is made US 2002/0112301 A1 known.

Die vorbekannten Vorrichtungen sind insbesondere für Flaschen oder ähnlich Hohlgefäße geeignet. Sie sind weniger geeignet, wenn es darauf ankommt, ein Hohlgefäß zu reinigen, welches eine sehr starke radiale Auswölbung hat, wie dies beispielsweise bei Dekantiergefäßen für Rotwein der Fall ist. Hier können sich die starr ausgebildeten Teile des Bürstenkopfes nicht mehr ausreichend den Ausbauchungen der Wandungen anpassen.The previously known devices are particularly suitable for bottles or similar hollow vessels. They are less suitable when it comes to cleaning a hollow vessel, which has a very strong radial bulge, as is the case for example with decanters for red wine. Here, the rigid trained parts of the brush head can no longer sufficiently adapt to the bulges of the walls.

Es ist deshalb Aufgabe der Erfindung, die Vorrichtung der eingangs genannten Art dahingehend weiterzubilden, daß sich der Reinigungskopf besser den Konturen des Hohlgefäßes anpassen kann, um eine verbesserte Reinigungswirkung zu erzielen.It is therefore an object of the invention to develop the device of the type mentioned in that the cleaning head can better adapt to the contours of the hollow vessel in order to achieve an improved cleaning effect.

Zur Lösung dieser Aufgabe schlägt die Erfindung ausgehend von einer Vorrichtung der eingangs genannten Art vor, daß der Reinigungskopf aus mindestens einer weitgehend steifen, sich in Einschieberichtung erstreckenden Schlaufe aus elastischem Material besteht, die mit Reinigungsmaterial überzogen ist und sich beim Aufstauchen auf dem Boden des Gefäßes nach außen verbiegt und dabei am Boden und den Wandungen des Hohlgefäßes unter Anpassung an deren Kontur anlegt.To solve this problem, the invention proposes, starting from a device of the type mentioned above, that the cleaning head consists of at least one substantially rigid, extending in the insertion direction loop of elastic material, which is coated with cleaning material and the upsetting on the bottom of the vessel bends outwards while applying to the bottom and the walls of the hollow vessel with adaptation to the contour.

Beim Gebrauch der Vorrichtung gemäß der Erfindung wird zunächst das untere Ende der Schlaufe eng zusammengebogen, so daß die Schlaufe durch den engen Hals des Hohlgefäßes von oben in das Hohlgefäß eingeführt werden kann, bis die Schlaufe gegen den Boden des Hohlgefäßes stößt. Bei weiterem Einschieben der Schlaufe in das Hohlgefäß verbiegt sich die Schlaufe durch Aufstauchen auf dem Boden radial nach außen und legt sich dabei gegen den Boden und die Wandungen des Hohlgefäßes an. Wegen ihrer Elastizität paßt sich die Schlaufe dabei den Konturen des Bodens und der Wandung vollkommen an. An ihrer Außenseite ist die Schlaufe mit einem geeigneten Reinigungsmaterial überzogen. Bei diesem Reinigungsmaterial kann es sich beispielsweise um einen geeigneten Reinigungsplüsch handeln. Durch Verdrehen des Gefäßes relativ zu der Schlaufe werden der Boden und die Wandungen des Hohlgefäßes intensiv gereinigt oder getrocknet.In use of the device according to the invention, first the lower end of the loop is bent tightly together so that the loop can be inserted through the narrow neck of the hollow vessel from above into the hollow vessel until the loop abuts against the bottom of the hollow vessel. Upon further insertion of the loop into the hollow vessel, the loop bends by upsetting on the ground radially outward and places itself against the bottom and the walls of the hollow vessel. Because of their elasticity, the loop adapts perfectly to the contours of the floor and the wall. On its outside, the loop is covered with a suitable cleaning material. This cleaning material may be, for example, a suitable cleaning plush. By rotating the vessel relative to the loop, the bottom and the walls of the vessel are thoroughly cleaned or dried.

Die Schlaufe besteht aus einem flachen Kunststoffband, welches mit dem Reinigungsmaterial verbunden ist. Das flache Kunststoffband ermöglicht relativ große Kontaktflächen an den Wandungen und dem Boden des zu reinigenden Gefäßes. Außerdem überträgt ein solches Band am besten die bei der Reinigungsarbeit zu übertragenden Kräfte und Momente, ohne das die Anpassungsfähigkeit an die Konturen des Hohlgefäßes verloren geht.The loop consists of a flat plastic band, which is connected to the cleaning material. The flat plastic band allows relatively large contact surfaces on the walls and the bottom of the vessel to be cleaned. In addition, such a band best transfers the forces and moments to be transmitted during the cleaning work, without losing the adaptability to the contours of the hollow vessel.

Eine noch bessere Anpassungsfähigkeit und Handhabbarkeit ergibt sich dadurch dass das Kunststoffband der Schlaufe in den weniger auf Biegung beanspruchten Bereichen eine höhere Biegefestigkeit als in den höher auf Biegung beanspruchten Bereichen hat. Auf diese Weise ist es möglich, die als Reinigungskopf dienende Schlaufe optimal dem Verlauf des zu reinigenden Gefäß anzupassen.An even better adaptability and manageability results from the fact that the plastic band of the loop in the less stressed on bending areas has a higher bending strength than in the higher bending stressed areas. In this way, it is possible to optimally adapt the loop serving as a cleaning head to the course of the vessel to be cleaned.

Die höhere Biegesteifigkeit in bestimmten Bereichen der Schlaufe wird dadurch erreicht, daß das Kunststoffband dort zwei oder mehrlagig ausgebildet ist.The higher bending stiffness in certain areas of the loop is achieved in that the plastic tape is formed there two or more layers.

Das Reinigungsmaterial ist zweckmäßig als über das Kunststoffband gezogene, auswechselbare Hülle ausgebildet. Auf diese Weise kann das Reinigungsmaterial auf einfach Weise anderweitig gereinigt werden, z. B. in der Waschmaschine, und im Bedarfsfall ausgewechselt werden.The cleaning material is expediently designed as a removable cover pulled over the plastic strip. In this way, the cleaning material can be cleaned easily in a simple way, for. B. in the washing machine, and be replaced if necessary.

Sofern es in erster Linie auf die mechanische Reinigung der Wandungen des Hohlgefäßes ankommt, ist das Reinigungsmaterial an der Außenseite mit scheuernd wirkenden Textilfasern versehen. Wenn die Vorrichtung allerdings dazu verwendet werden soll, die Innenwand von Hohlgefäßen tropfenfrei trocken zu wischen, besteht das Reinigungsmaterial an der Außenseite aus trocknend wirkenden Textilfasern.If it depends primarily on the mechanical cleaning of the walls of the hollow vessel, the cleaning material is provided on the outside with scrubbing acting textile fibers. However, if the device is to be used to wipe dry the inner wall of hollow vessels without dripping, the cleaning material on the outside consists of drying textile fibers.

Ein Ausführungsbeispiel der Erfindung wird im folgenden anhand der Zeichnungen näher erläutert. Es zeigen:

Fig.1:
Die Vorrichtung gemäß der Erfindung schematischen Seitenansicht;
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die Vorrichtung gemäß Figur 1 beim Reinigen eines Dekantiergefäßes;
Fig. 3a, 3b, 3c:
Schnitte durch das die Schlaufe bildende Kunststoffband, einlagig, zweilagig und dreilagig.
An embodiment of the invention will be explained in more detail below with reference to the drawings. Show it:
Fig.1:
The device according to the invention schematic side view;
Fig. 2:
the device according to FIG. 1 when cleaning a decanter;
3a, 3b, 3c:
Cuts through the loop forming plastic strap, single-layer, two-ply and three-ply.

In der Zeichnung sind der Handgriff des Reinigungsgerätes mit dem Bezugszeichen 1 und der Reinigungskopf mit dem Bezugszeichen 2 bezeichnet. Der Reinigungskopf 2 weist eine Schlaufe 3 auf, die aus einem flachen Kunststoffband 4 hergestellt ist, welches mit seinen beiden Enden 4a und 4b am Handgriff 1 befestigt ist.In the drawing, the handle of the cleaning device by the reference numeral 1 and the cleaning head by the reference numeral 2 are designated. The cleaning head 2 has a loop 3, which is made of a flat plastic strip 4, which is fastened with its two ends 4a and 4b on the handle 1.

Das Kunststoffband 4 ist in seinem sich unmittelbar an den Handgriff anschließenden Bereich dreilagig ausgebildet und hat dort aus diesem Grund eine verhältnismäßig große Steifigkeit. In den sich anschließenden Bereichen ist das Kunststoffband 4 demgegenüber zweilagig ausgebildet (vgl. Figur 3b), und hat dort deshalb eine mittelmäßige Steifigkeit. Am unteren Ende der Schlaufe 3 ist das Kunststoffband 4 demgegenüber einlagig ausgebildet und hat dort deshalb die geringste Steifigkeit.The plastic strip 4 is formed in its three adjacent directly to the handle area and has there for this reason a relatively high rigidity. In the adjoining areas, the plastic strip 4 in contrast has two layers (cf. FIG. 3b ), and therefore has a mediocre stiffness there. At the lower end of the loop 3, the plastic strip 4, in contrast, has a single layer and therefore has the lowest rigidity there.

Außen ist das Kunststoffband 4 von einer Hülle 5 aus einem Reinigungstextil, z. B. einem Reinigungsplüsch umgeben. Diese Hülle 5 kann von dem Kunststoffband 4 abgezogen werden und separat gereinigt werden, bzw. ausgewechselt werden. Zum Ablösen von Verunreinigung der Wand des zu reinigenden Hohlgefäßes ist diese Hülle 5 außen mit scheuernden Textilfasern versehen. Alternativ oder zusätzlich kann die Hülle 5 zum Zwecke des Trocknens auch mit trockenen Textilfasern versehen sein.Outside is the plastic strip 4 of a shell 5 made of a cleaning fabric, z. B. surrounded a cleaning plush. This shell 5 can be removed from the plastic strip 4 and cleaned separately, or replaced. To remove contamination of the wall of the hollow vessel to be cleaned, this shell 5 is provided on the outside with abrasive textile fibers. Alternatively or additionally, the shell 5 may also be provided with dry textile fibers for the purpose of drying.

Wie aus Figur 2 ersichtlich ist, wird der als Schlaufe 3 ausgebildete Reinigungskopf 2 von oben in das zu reinigende Hohlgefäß 6 (hier ein Rotwein-Dekantiergefäß) eingeführt werden. Sobald die Schlaufe 3 mit ihrem unteren Ende auf den Boden des Hohlgefäßes 6 auftrifft, biegen sich die Schenkel der Schlaufe 3 nach außen. Beim weiteren Einschieben der Schlaufe 3 in den engen Hals des Hohlgefäßes 6 schmiegen sich die elastischen Schenkel der Schlaufe 2 an den Boden und die Wandungen des Hohlgefäßes 6 an und passen sich dabei deren Kontur an.How out FIG. 2 it can be seen, the trained as a loop 3 cleaning head 2 from above into the hollow vessel to be cleaned 6 (here a red wine decanter) are introduced. As soon as the loop 3 strikes the bottom of the hollow vessel 6 with its lower end, the legs of the loop 3 bend outwards. Upon further insertion of the loop 3 in the narrow neck of the hollow vessel 6, the elastic legs of the loop 2 nestle against the bottom and the walls of the hollow vessel 6 and thereby adapt to their contour.

Zum Reinigen des Hohlgefäßes 6 wird sodann eine relative Drehbewegung zwischen der Reinigungsvorrichtung einerseits und dem Hohlgefäß 6 andererseits erzeugt. Wenn die Hülle 5 mit Scheuerfasern bestückt ist, werden dabei Verunreinigungen von der Wandung bzw. vom Boden des Hohlgefäßes 6 mechanisch abgelöst. Wenn demgegenüber die Hülle 5 mit trocknenden Textilfasern bestückt ist, können auf diese Weise die Wandungen und der Boden des Hohlgefäßes schlierenfrei getrocknet werden.For cleaning the hollow vessel 6 then a relative rotational movement between the cleaning device on the one hand and the hollow vessel 6 on the other hand generated. If the sheath 5 is equipped with abrasive fibers, contaminants are mechanically detached from the wall or from the bottom of the hollow vessel 6. In contrast, if the shell 5 is equipped with drying textile fibers, in this way the walls and the bottom of the hollow vessel can be dried without streaks.

Zum Reinigen der Hülle 5 kann diese von dem Kunststoffband 4 abgezogen werden und separat gewaschen werden, z. B. in der Waschmaschine.To clean the shell 5, this can be deducted from the plastic strip 4 and washed separately, z. B. in the washing machine.

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  1. A device for cleaning a hollow container (1) which has a narrow neck at the top and therebelow a radially enlarged cavity, comprising a handle (1) and a cleaning head (2) which can be passed through the narrow neck of the hollow container (6) and which is provided with cleaning material and which can be spread open in the interior of the hollow container, wherein the cleaning head (2) comprises a substantially stiff loop (3) of elastic material which extends in the insertion direction and which is covered with cleaning material and which bends outwardly when it is upset against the bottom of the hollow container (2) and in so doing bears against the bottom and the walls of the hollow container (6) with adaptation to the contour thereof, and wherein the loop (3) comprises a flat plastic strip (4) connected to the cleaning material and the plastic strip (4) of the loop (3) in the regions which are less heavily stressed in bending has a higher bending strength than in the regions which are more highly stressed in bending,
    characterised in that
    the plastic strip (4) is of a configuration involving two or more layers in the regions of higher bending strength.
  2. A device according to claim 1 characterised in that the cleaning material is in the form of a sleeve (5) which is interchangeably pulled over the plastic strip (4).
  3. A device according to claim 2 characterised in that the cleaning material is provided at the outside with textile fibres having a scouring action.
  4. A device according to claim 2 characterised in that the cleaning material is provided at the outside with textile fibres having a drying action.
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