EP2931106B1 - Cleaning apparatus with a fluid container - Google Patents

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EP2931106B1
EP2931106B1 EP13786159.7A EP13786159A EP2931106B1 EP 2931106 B1 EP2931106 B1 EP 2931106B1 EP 13786159 A EP13786159 A EP 13786159A EP 2931106 B1 EP2931106 B1 EP 2931106B1
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Uwe Dingert
Norbert Weis
Mike Kosub
Tomaso CASCIONE
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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
    • A47L13/00Implements for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
    • A47L13/10Scrubbing; Scouring; Cleaning; Polishing
    • A47L13/20Mops
    • A47L13/22Mops with liquid-feeding devices
    • A47L13/225Steam mops
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L13/00Implements for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
    • A47L13/10Scrubbing; Scouring; Cleaning; Polishing
    • A47L13/16Cloths; Pads; Sponges
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L13/00Implements for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
    • A47L13/10Scrubbing; Scouring; Cleaning; Polishing
    • A47L13/20Mops
    • A47L13/22Mops with liquid-feeding devices
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L13/00Implements for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
    • A47L13/10Scrubbing; Scouring; Cleaning; Polishing
    • A47L13/26Other cleaning devices with liquid supply arrangements
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L2201/00Robotic cleaning machines, i.e. with automatic control of the travelling movement or the cleaning operation
    • A47L2201/02Docking stations; Docking operations

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    Technical area
  • The invention relates to a cleaning device according to the preamble of patent claim 1.
  • State of the art
  • From the WO 2007/046 889 A1 a cleaning device according to the preamble of claim 1 is known, which is wirelessly operable. The US 6 131 237 A discloses a cleaning device having a nozzle for applying cleaning liquid.
  • From the prior art, for example the DE 101 24 336 B4 , Cleaning devices for cleaning floors and / or surfaces are already known, which have a container for receiving a cleaning liquid. The cleaning liquid is transferred via a dispenser to a floor and / or a surface to be cleaned.
  • Such a dispensing device may be designed as a nozzle or comprise a sponge or a cloth, which transfers cleaning liquid to the bottom and / or the surface by capillary forces.
  • The cleaning devices known from the prior art require an external energy source in order to heat and / or to temper the cleaning liquid within the container. Often, a cable is provided which is connected to the external power source. The handling of such cleaning equipment is uncomfortable and expensive.
  • Presentation of the invention
  • The invention is therefore the object of a cleaning device of the type mentioned in such a way and further, that this is easily supplied with energy for heating and / or temperature and / or evaporation of the cleaning liquid.
  • The present invention achieves the aforementioned object by the features of patent claim 1.
  • According to the invention, it has been recognized that the energy of an external energy source can be supplied to the heating device during a charging period, wherein the cleaning device itself can be decoupled from the external energy source during a cleaning process. Thus, the cleaning device according to the invention can be operated wirelessly. In that regard, a cleaning device is designed such that it is easily supplied with energy for heating and / or temperature and / or evaporation of the cleaning liquid.
  • The heater is associated with a heat storage, which holds the cleaning liquid alone or together with the heater at a predetermined operating temperature. A heat accumulator can give off heat to the cleaning fluid for a long time and even then keep it at a suitable operating temperature when an external Energy source is no longer available The heat storage ensures that over a very long period heat is given in a defined manner to the cleaning liquid so that it can be delivered in hot or warm state to a floor and / or a surface to be cleaned.
  • The heat accumulator is in contact with the container. For example, the heat storage can rest only on one side of the container. Advantageously, the heat storage can be easily mounted and replaced. Preferably, the container is insulated.
  • Consequently, the object mentioned above is achieved.
  • The heater may heat the cleaning fluid to an operating temperature that is greater than 10 ° C but less than 100 ° C. This specific embodiment ensures that no high pressures result from vapor formation within the container. Preferably, a temperature is maintained at which a vapor development just does not take place. Although this hot cleaning liquid can be delivered to floors or surfaces to be cleaned, but it remains ensured that no high internal pressures arise within the container, which can damage this. In that regard, the boiling temperature of the cleaning liquid is not reached in order to avoid the development of steam.
  • In an alternative embodiment, the heater may heat the cleaning fluid to an operating temperature that is greater than 100 ° C. Advantageously, a high energy can be applied to the surface to be cleaned by steam generated. The dispenser can be constructively very simple, for example as a valve configured. At this concrete Embodiment, the boiling temperature of the cleaning liquid is reached to cause a vapor development.
  • The heater can be designed as electrical resistance heating. Advantageously, a known and störunanfällige technology is used to generate heat.
  • The heater can automatically turn off upon reaching a predefined operating temperature of the cleaning fluid. Against this background, it is conceivable that the heater automatically shuts off at a factory-defined operating temperature. This can be realized by a thermostat.
  • The heater and / or the heat storage can be operated wirelessly. By this specific embodiment, the cleaning device can be moved and used independently of an external power source.
  • Against this background, the heater may be operable by a battery. A battery can be charged by an external source of energy during a charging period. After charging the battery, it can provide energy over a very long period of time, with which cleaning fluid is heated and / or tempered.
  • The battery may be chargeable by a charger, which is housed either in or on the cleaning device or in or on an external charging station. Advantageously, the battery can be charged quickly with a charger.
  • Both the charger and the heater and / or the heat storage and / or the cleaning liquid can simultaneously with Energy be acted upon. Advantageously, the user can spend the cleaning device time-saving and self-explanatory in a functional state.
  • The heater may be operable by a mains voltage.
    As a result, can be fed easily a very high heat output. Electricity from the socket can be used without any problem. As a result, a cable can be used only for a certain period of time, namely to thermally charge the cleaning fluid and / or the heat storage. Afterwards, the cable can be disconnected from the mains and / or the cleaning device.
  • The heater may be operable by liquid, solid and / or gaseous fuels. As such fuels, gas, gasoline, oil, dry spirit, alcohol, coal, wood and the like can be used. Advantageously, these fuels have a high energy content Furthermore, the cleaning device is easily mobile when using these fuels.
  • The heat accumulator may comprise phase change materials, so-called "phase change materials" (PCM). One example of such a material is paraffin. These materials show a particularly high heat storage capacity. In the solid-to-liquid phase transition, these materials exhibit defined temperature ranges in which heat can be applied without changing the temperature of the materials. As such material cools, it releases the stored heat to the environment. This effect can be used to deliver the stored heat to the cleaning fluid to compensate for its cooling to ambient temperature over a period of time.
  • The heat storage can include steel, zinc, aluminum, sugar or tin. These materials have a high heat storage capacity.
  • In a preferred embodiment, the heat accumulator may be at least partially surrounded by the container. This allows the heat from the heat storage in all directions are delivered to the cleaning liquid.
  • The container may be removable from the cleaning device. By this specific embodiment, the container can be filled with cleaning fluid and then coupled again to the cleaning device.
  • The heating device and / or the heat accumulator can be removable from the cleaning device. As a result, the heat accumulator can be thermally charged separately from the cleaning device.
  • The heating device and / or the heat accumulator can be integrated in the container. This specific embodiment, the heater and / or the heat storage can be removed together with the container from the cleaning device.
  • Both the heater and the heat storage can be connected to an external power source. After a charging process, the container can be filled with cleaning fluid. Against this background, it is also conceivable that the container is first filled with cleaning liquid and the cleaning liquid is subsequently heated. The container with heated cleaning liquid can then be coupled to the cleaning device. The cleaning liquid is then by the heater and / or the heat storage independent of a external energy source further heated or maintained in a desired operating temperature range.
  • The cleaning device can be separated from a charging station. The charging station allows easy connection of the heater to a power source. Against this background, it is conceivable that the charging station connects the heating device with the mains voltage of a power grid. Once the heater and / or the heat storage and / or the cleaning liquid are thermally charged, the cleaning device can be removed from the charging station and wirelessly used for cleaning mobile. In the simplest case, the charging station is designed as a separable power cable. Against this background, it is conceivable that an adapter for the power cord is provided on the cleaning device.
  • The dispenser may be thermally insulated from the environment. Advantageously, this prevents that the temperature of the cleaning liquid drops to an undesirable extent.
  • Against this background, the dispenser can be designed to be heated. By heating, the cleaning liquid can be maintained at a desired temperature.
  • The dispenser may be mechanically, pneumatically, hydraulically and / or electrically operable. Against this background, it is conceivable to use pumps, CO2 cartridges or pressure vessels. Further, it is conceivable to use gravity to promote the cleaning fluid to the surfaces to be cleaned. It can be used ultrasound to promote the cleaning fluid. In addition, ultrasound can be used to finely atomize the cleaning liquid or to disperse it into droplets.
  • The dispenser can be operated by an actuator comprising a handle. The handle preferably cooperates with a linkage actuating the dispenser.
  • The container for receiving the cleaning liquid may be formed as a thermally insulated liquid tank. As a result, the cleaning liquid is kept as long as possible at the operating temperature.
  • The cleaning device may have a frame, wherein an opening is provided in the frame, through which the dispensing device applies cleaning liquid to the bonding to be cleaned and / or the surface to be cleaned. Through the frame, a textile can be clamped to receive or distribute the cleaning fluid.
  • The cleaning device may have a display device which indicates that an operating temperature of the cleaning fluid has been reached. As a result, the operator can easily see that the cleaning device is ready for use. The display device could generate optical or acoustic signals.
  • The display device can be designed as a whistle. A whistle produces a loud, slightly audible signal in the manner of a tea kettle.
  • The whistle may be located near the dispenser.
  • This ensures that leaking liquid or steam does not injure the user.
  • The cleaning device may have a fill level indicator, which indicates the remaining amount of cleaning liquid. This allows the operator easily recognize whether the cleaning device is ready for use.
  • The cleaning device may include a reheater element associated with the heater or dispenser to vaporize the cleaning fluid. As a result, the cleaning liquid in the liquid tank can be brought to a first temperature and brought to the final temperature and evaporated only shortly before leaving the dispenser. This can save energy. As reheater element, for example, a water heater can be used.
  • The cleaning device may have a metering device which adds a substance to the cleaning fluid. As a result of this measure, temperature-sensitive cleaning or disinfecting substances can only be added to the cleaning fluid shortly before it leaves the delivery device. The metering device is preferably positioned between the delivery device and the liquid tank, but always in the flow direction downstream of the liquid tank.
  • The cleaning device is preferably designed as a mop. A mop may be equipped with sponges, textiles and / or nozzles, which supply the cleaning liquid from the container to the floor and / or the surface to be cleaned.
  • The cleaning device could be an autonomous cleaning robot. Such a robot can move independently on surfaces to be cleaned and clean them.
  • The cleaning liquid of the cleaning robot can be heated at a docking station. Furthermore, at the docking station, an accumulator of the cleaning robot can be charged, which tempers or vaporizes the cleaning fluid while the cleaning robot is moving. Preferably, the cleaning robot generates steam while he drives. Once the accumulator is empty, the cleaning robot returns to the docking station to charge it. Against this background, it is also conceivable that the cleaning robot at the docking station receives hot cleaning fluid from a stationary reservoir.
  • A cloth for use on a cleaning device of the type described herein may comprise a planar body in which a hole is formed. The cloth can be stretched onto a frame, wherein an opening is provided in the frame, through which the dispensing device applies cleaning liquid to the floor to be cleaned and / or the surface to be cleaned. Since a hole is also provided in the cloth, which is largely aligned with the opening in the frame, the cleaning liquid can be applied directly to the floor to be cleaned and / or the surface to be cleaned and distributed with the cloth. Furthermore, with the cloth, an abrasive effect on stubborn dirt can be exercised.
  • Furthermore, the hole in the textile base body can be covered with a flexible, net-like structure. As a result, cleaning liquid can be applied to the floor to be cleaned and at the same time an abrasive cleaning effect can be exerted by the net-like structure.
  • The cloth can also be made without a hole.
  • Brief description of the drawing
  • In the drawing show
  • Fig. 1
    a schematic view of a container, which is associated with a heat storage, which is tempered by a heating coil,
    Fig. 2
    An embodiment of a cleaning device in which the heat accumulator comprises phase change materials (PCM),
    Fig. 3
    a further embodiment of a cleaning device in which a battery is integrated into the container, wherein the container is decoupled from the cleaning device together with the battery,
    Fig. 4
    a sectional drawing of a cleaning device, wherein in a liquid tank, a heating device is accommodated in the form of an immersion heater with a heating coil,
    Fig. 5
    a further sectional view of the cleaning device according to Fig. 4 wherein the handle of the actuator for the dispenser is pulled upwards,
    Fig. 6
    a front view of the cleaning device according to Fig. 4 and 5 , wherein it is shown that in the frame an opening is formed, and
    Fig. 7
    a view of a cloth having a substantially triangular-shaped hole, wherein the cloth is formed to the frame according to Fig. 6 to be worn.
    Embodiment of the invention
  • Fig. 1 shows a container 1 for receiving a cleaning liquid 2, which is a cleaning device for cleaning floors and / or surfaces can be assigned.
  • The container 1 has a dispenser 3 for dispensing the cleaning liquid 2 to a floor and / or a surface to be cleaned.
  • The dispenser 3 is designed as a spray nozzle.
  • The container 1 further comprises a heating device 4 for heating and / or temperature control of the cleaning liquid 2.
  • The heater 4 comprises a first Heizspiralenabschnitt 5 for heating the cleaning liquid 2, which is located within a tank 6. The heater 4 further comprises a second Heizspiralenabschnitt 7, which is received within a heat accumulator 8.
  • The heat accumulator 8 is received within the tank 6 and can thus give off heat to the cleaning fluid 2 all around. Preferably, the tank 6 is thermally insulated from the atmosphere or environment.
  • The container 1 has a device 9 for filling the container 1. The container 1 further comprises a device 10 for coupling the container 1 to a cleaning device.
  • Fig. 2 shows a cleaning device for cleaning floors and / or surfaces, comprising a container 1 'for receiving a cleaning liquid 2, a dispenser 3' for discharging the cleaning liquid 2 on a floor and / or a surface to be cleaned and a heater 4 'for heating and / or tempering of the cleaning liquid 2.
  • The heating device 4 'is associated with a heat accumulator 5' which holds the cleaning fluid 2 alone or together with the heating device 4 'at a predeterminable operating temperature.
  • The heating device 4 'and the heat accumulator 5' comprise phase change materials (PCM).
  • The dispenser 3 'is designed as a pump. The cleaning device has a removable handle or handle 11. By a power transmission device 12 cleaning fluid 2 can be pumped out of the container 1 '.
  • Fig. 3 shows a further embodiment of a cleaning device for cleaning floors and / or surfaces. The cleaning device comprises a container 1 "for receiving a cleaning liquid 2, a dispensing device 3" for dispensing the cleaning liquid onto a floor and / or a surface to be cleaned, and a heating device 4 "for heating and / or tempering the cleaning liquid 2.
  • The heating device 4 "may be assigned a heat accumulator 5" which holds the cleaning fluid 2 alone or together with the heating device 4 "at a predefinable operating temperature.
  • The delivery device 3 "is configured as a pump, and the pump is connected to a power transmission device 12 '.
  • The heating device 4 "heats the cleaning fluid 2 to an operating temperature which is greater than 10 ° C. but less than 100 ° C. This also applies with respect to FIG FIGS. 1 and 2 ,
  • The heater 4 "and / or the heat storage 5" are wirelessly operable. The heater 4 "is operable by a battery 13.
  • The heat accumulator 5 "can comprise phase change materials, namely so-called" phase change materials "(PCM). The container 1" can be removed by the cleaning device. The heating device 4 "and / or the heat accumulator 5" are integrated in the container 1 ".
  • The cleaning device is designed as a mop.
  • Fig. 3 shows in this respect a cleaning device, which shows a removable container 1 ", in which a battery is accommodated 13. As a result, a wireless operation is possible.
  • The 4 to 6 show another cleaning device for cleaning floors and / or surfaces.
  • This comprises a container 1 '' 'for receiving a cleaning liquid 2, a dispenser 3' '' for dispensing the cleaning liquid 2 on a bonding and / or a surface to be cleaned and a heater 4 '' 'for heating and / or temperature control and / or evaporation of the cleaning fluid 2. The cleaning device can be operated wirelessly.
  • A power cable 21 can be connected via an adapter 22 to the cleaning device and disconnected again for operation.
  • The container 1 '' 'for receiving the cleaning liquid 2 is formed as a thermally insulated liquid tank. In these, the cleaning liquid 2 via a filling nozzle 1a '' 'can be filled.
  • Fig. 6 shows that the cleaning device has a frame 14 ''', wherein in the frame 14''' an opening 15 '''is provided, through which the dispenser 3''' cleaning liquid 2 on the floor to be cleaned and / or to be cleaned Surface applies.
  • The Fig. 4 and 5 show that a display device 16 '''is provided which indicates that an operating temperature of the cleaning liquid 2 has been reached. The display device 16 '''is designed as a whistle. The whistle is arranged in the vicinity of the dispenser 3 '''for the protection of the serving persons.
  • Furthermore, a fill level indicator 17 '"is provided, which indicates the remaining amount of cleaning liquid 2. The level indicator 17 '' 'comprises a float and a flag, which is recognizable from the outside.
  • Further, a reheater element 23 may be provided which is associated with the heater 4 '''or the dispenser 3''' to evaporate the cleaning liquid 2. Finally, a metering device 24 may be provided which adds a substance to the cleaning fluid 2. This is in Fig. 5 shown.
  • The dispenser 3 '''is operated by an actuator comprising a handle 3a'''. The handle 3a '''preferably cooperates with a linkage which actuates the dispenser 3'''. In Fig. 5 the handle 3a '''is pulled upwards.
  • Fig. 7 shows a cloth 18 for use on a cleaning device according to 4 to 6 , It comprises a flat base body 19, in which a hole 20 is formed. Through this hole 20, the cleaning liquid 2 can be applied to a floor and / or a surface to be cleaned. The cloth 18 has an outer borderline which essentially describes a triangle. The hole 20 is also substantially triangular.
  • As the cleaning liquid 2, water, alcohol, oil, surfactant and / or a mixture of the aforementioned substances can be used.

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  1. Cleaning apparatus for cleaning floors and/or surfaces, comprising a container (1, 1', 1'', 1''' ) for holding a cleaning fluid (2), a discharge device (3, 3', 3'', 3''') for discharging the cleaning fluid (2) onto a floor and/or a surface to be cleaned, and a heating device (4, 4', 4'', 4''') for the heating and/or temperature control and/or vaporization of the cleaning fluid (2);
    wherein the cleaning apparatus can be operated cordlessly in that the energy of an external energy source can be supplied to the heating device (4, 4', 4'', 4''') during a charging period, wherein the cleaning apparatus can be uncoupled during a cleaning operation;
    characterized in that the heating device (4, 4', 4'') is assigned a heat store (5, 5' , 5''), which holds the cleaning fluid (2) alone or jointly with the heating device (4, 4', 4'') at a predefinable operating temperature, wherein the heat store (5, 5', 5'') is in contact with the container (1, 1', 1'').
  2. Cleaning apparatus according to Claim 1, characterized in that the heating device (4, 4', 4'', 4''') heats the cleaning fluid (2) to an operating temperature that is greater than 10 °C, but below 100 °C.
  3. Cleaning apparatus according to Claim 1, characterized in that the heating device (4, 4', 4'', 4''') heats the cleaning fluid (2) to an operating temperature that is greater than 100 °C.
  4. Cleaning apparatus according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the heating device (4'', 4''') is embodied as an electrical resistance heater.
  5. Cleaning apparatus according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the heating device (4'', 4''') can be operated by liquid, solid and/or gaseous fuels.
  6. Cleaning apparatus according to one of Claims 1 to 5, characterized in that the heat store (5, 5', 5'') comprises phase change materials, what are known as PCMs.
  7. Cleaning apparatus according to one of Claims 1 to 6, characterized in that the heat store (5, 5', 5'') comprises steel, zinc, aluminum, sugar or tin.
  8. Cleaning apparatus according to one of Claims 1 to 7, characterized in that the heat store (5, 5', 5'') is surrounded at least in part by the container (1, 1', 1'').
  9. Cleaning apparatus according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the container (1, 1', 1'', 1''') can be removed from the cleaning apparatus.
  10. Cleaning apparatus according to one of Claims 1 to 8, characterized in that the heat store (5, 5', 5'') is removable from the cleaning apparatus.
  11. Cleaning apparatus according to one of Claims 1 to 9, characterized in that the heating device (4, 4', 4'', 4''') and/or the heat store (5, 5', 5'') is/are integrated into the container (1, 1', 1'', 1''').
  12. Cleaning apparatus according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the discharge device (3, 3', 3'', 3''') is mechanically, pneumatically, hydraulically and/or electrically operable.
  13. Cleaning apparatus according to one of the preceding claims, characterized by a frame (14'''), wherein an opening (15''') is provided in the frame (14'''), through which opening the discharge device (3''') applies cleaning fluid (2) to the floor to be cleaned and/or the surface to be cleaned.
  14. Cleaning apparatus according to one of the preceding claims, characterized by a metering device (24), which adds a substance to the cleaning fluid (2).
  15. Cleaning apparatus according to one of the preceding claims, characterized by an embodiment as a mop.
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