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Dokumentenidentifikation EP1526213 25.10.2007
EP-Veröffentlichungsnummer 0001526213
Titel Gebilde zum Trocknen von Wäsche und Vorrichtung mit einer solchen Gebilde und einem klappbaren Wäschetrockner
Anmelder Barbera, Michele, Prato, IT
Erfinder Barbera, Michele, 59100 Prato, IT
Vertreter derzeit kein Vertreter bestellt
DE-Aktenzeichen 602004008853
Vertragsstaaten AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LI, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR
Sprache des Dokument EN
EP-Anmeldetag 11.10.2004
EP-Aktenzeichen 040241705
EP-Offenlegungsdatum 27.04.2005
EP date of grant 12.09.2007
Veröffentlichungstag im Patentblatt 25.10.2007
IPC-Hauptklasse D06F 58/14(2006.01)A, F, I, 20051017, B, H, EP
IPC-Nebenklasse D06F 57/08(2006.01)A, L, I, 20051017, B, H, EP   

Beschreibung[en]

The present invention relates to a structure for the drying of laundry and the like.

It is well-known that in the winter months the drying of wet laundry is very difficult. For the drying of wet laundry, are used clothes-driers which are to be disposed indoor and are able to support the laundry. The time required for completely dry the laundry can be very long and it determines a long utilization of the clothes-drier, with drawbacks regarding to the encumbrance and regarding to the bad esthetical effect in the house.

Structures for the drying of laundry are known from FR-A-1 545 520 , DE-19 22 037 U , DE 201 06 754 U , FR-A-1 238 937 , EP-A-0 271 453 . These structures are suitable for drying the laundry, but they aren't able to remain in a firm positioning on the floor when they are disposed in a closing or rest position.

The aim of the present invention is to solve the above mentioned drawbacks. This aim is achieved via a structure according to the features of claim 1 and via a device according to the features of claim 4.

Among the advantages of the present invention there is that the laundry is dried in extremely short time, that the structure of the present invention can be associated to clothes-driers already existing, that the structure has a reduced configuration when is not used and it doesn't require a particular maintenance for keeping unchanged its features in the time.

These and other advantages and characteristics of the invention will be best understood by anyone skilled in the art from a reading of the following description in conjunction with the attached drawings given as a practical exemplification of the invention, but not to be considered in a limitative sense, wherein:

  • fig. 1 shows schematically a perspective view of a possible embodiment of the present invention, in which the structure is in an open or use configuration;
  • fig. 2 shows schematically the embodiment of fig. 1, in which the structure is in a closed or rest configuration.

Practically, the structure (1) of the present invention comprises a plurality of support elements (C), substantially "U"-shaped in the example, and connected each other by a covering web or sheet (D) which defines a substantially closed chamber for the drying of the laundry. The support elements (C) can be disposed in a open configuration (or use configuration) and in a closed configuration (or rest configuration). In the open configuration, as shown in Fig. 1, the elements (C) are spaced from each other and they hold substantially tight the cover (D) defining the drying chamber. In the closed configuration, visible in Fig. 2, the elements (C) are close to each other, as a bundle, and the covering sheet (D) is properly folded.

The covering sheet or web (D) can be made of nonwoven fabric or another suitable material that allows to form the drying chamber and that can be folded when in rest condition.

At one end of the structure it is provided a wall (A) which, in the shown example, is mechanical resistant, that is to say rigid, and that can be made of wood, metal, plastics, etc. Said wall (A) features a space (B) for the housing of a fan (not shown).

The fan is preferably provided with electric resistance or with another heating means (thermo-fan), so as to convey hot within the drying chamber. The thermo-fan can be permanently housed in the space (B) or it can be inserted in the space only for the drying operation.

Furthermore, said wall (A) is provided, as in the shown example, with a base (E) which allows the firm positioning on the floor and which, in the same time, is shaped and dimensioned so as to receive the remaining part of the structure when the latter is closed, in rest configuration. In particular, the base (E) is defined by a portion of the wall (A) extending orthogonally with respect to the vertical length of the same wall.

Referring to Fig. 1, in order to use the structure (1), the laundry (not shown) is disposed on the clothes-drier (S), which is of foldable type.

The clothes-drier (S) is covered by the structure (1). Then, the fan is activated, in order to allows the laundry to be dried in few time, instead of the long time which is normally required.

Advantageously, the tunnel structure of the present invention can change its longitudinal extension in order to be associated to clothes-driers of different dimensions.

In practice, the combination of the structure (1) with a clothes-drier (S) defines a device for the drying of laundry comprising a support structure, consisting of the folding clothes-drier (S), and a drying structure, consisting of the structure (1) and of the fan housed in the space (B). Such device allows drying of a relatively high quantity of laundry on a support which can be put on the floor. When the device isn't used, both the two structures can be kept in their rest configuration of minimum encumbrance.


Anspruch[de]
Gebilde zum Trocknen insbesondere von Wäsche auf einem Wäschetrockner(S) verwendbar, und bestehend aus • einer Tunneldeckung (D) dafür geeignet um den zu decken, und um eine Trockenkammer zu bilden; • mehreren grundsätzlich die Form einer umgekippten "U" aufweisenden Trägern (C) für die Deckung (D), die durch das verstellbare Gebilde (D) zusammegehalten sind, das zwei unterschiedliche beim Gebrauch ausgeklappte bzw. in Ruhestellung zusammengeklappte Ausführungen ermöglicht, bei denen die Träger (C) voneinander distanziert sind, um die besagte Trockenkammer zu bilden, bzw. aneinander gestellt und zusammengepackt sind; • einem Raum (B) als Gehäuse für einen Ventilators oder Ähnliches, um die so gebildete Kammer zu belüften. Das Gebilde (1) ist dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass es aus einer mit einer Basis (E) versehener senkrechter Wand (A) besteht, die dem Gebilde Stabilität auf dem Boden verleiht, und die gleichzeitig so geformt und dimensioniert ist, um das übliche Teil des Gebildes aufzunehmen, wenn es geschlossen ist. Gebilde (1) nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die besagte Deckung aus Nichtgewebe realisierbar ist. Gebilde (1) nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass es einen Ventilator mit elektrischem Widerstand oder anderes Heizmittel enthält, das in den besagten Raum (B) gestellt ist und wirkt. Vorrichtung (1) zum Trocknen von Wäsche umfassend einen Träger, der aus einem klappbaren Wäschetrockner (S) und einer Trockenvorrichtung (1) besteht, die aus mehreren Trägern (C) für eine Tunneldeckung besteht, die grundsätzlich die Form einer umgekippten "U" aufweisen und durch die Deckung (D) verbunden sind. Die besagte Tunneldeckung (D) eignet sich dafür, den besagten Wäschetrockner (S) zu bedecken und eine Trockenkammer zu bilden und ist mit einem Raum (B) versehen, der dafür geeignet ist, einen Ventilator oder Ähnliches zu enthalten. Das besagte Gebilde (1) ist dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass es ein mit einer Basis versehenen senkrechten Teil (A) umfasst, die die stabile Positionierung auf den Boden ermöglicht und die gleichzeitig so geformt und dimensioniert ist, um das übliche Teil des Gebildes aufzunehmen, wenn das zusammengeklappt ist. Vorrichtung nach Anspruch 4, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass sie einen Ventilator mit elekrischem Widerstand oder anderes Heizmittel umfasst, das in den Raum (B) gestellt ist und wirkt.
Anspruch[en]
Structure (1) for the drying of laundry usable, in particular, for the drying of laundry hanging by a clothes-drier (S) and comprising: - a tunnel cover (D) suitable to cover said clothes-drier (S), in order to define a drying chamber; - a plurality of support elements (C) for said cover (D), said support elements (C) being substantially overturned "U"-shaped and connected by the cover (D) which has a variable configuration, in order to allow two different configurations of opening in use and of closing at rest of the structure, in which, respectively, said support elements (C) are spaced from each other to form said drying chamber or close to each other as a bundle; - a space (B) for the housing of a fan or the like, suitable to convey air in the inner of the chamber so defined; wherein said structure (1) is characterized by the fact that it comprises a vertical wall (A) provided with a base (E) which allows the firm positioning on the floor and which at the same time, is shaped and dimensioned so as to receive the remaining part of the structure when the latter is closed. Structure (1) according to claim 1, characterized by the fact that said cover is realizable in nonwoven fabric. Structure according one or more preceding claims, characterized by the fact that it comprises a fan provided with electric resistance or with another heating means disposed and acting in said space (B). Device for the drying of laundry, comprising a support structure, consisting of a folding clothes-drier (S), and a drying structure (1), consisting of a plurality of support elements (C) for a tunnel cover (D), said support elements (C) being substantially overturned "U"-shaped and connected by the cover (D), said tunnel cover (D) being suitable to cover said clothes-drier (S) in order to define a drying chamber and provided with a space (B) suitable for housing a fan or the like, capable to convey air in the inner of the thus defined chamber, said structure (1) characterized by the fact that it comprises a vertical wall (A) provided with a base (E) which allows the firm positioning on the floor and which at the same time, is shaped and dimensioned so as to receive the remaining part of the structure when the latter is closed. Device according to claim 4, characterized by the fact that it comprises a fan provided with electric resistance or with another heating means disposed and acting in said space (B).
Anspruch[fr]
Structure pour le séchage du linge utilisable, en particulier, pour le séchage de linge étalé sur un séchoir (S) comprenant : - une couverture à tunnel (D) apte à couvrir ledit séchoir (S), pour définir la chambre de séchage ; - une pluralité d'éléments de support (C) pour ladite couverture (D), lesdits éléments de support étant conformés fondamentalement en « U » renversée et liés au moyen de la couverture (D) laquelle a une configuration variable, ainsi de permettre deux différentes configurations d'ouverture pendant l'utilisation et de fermeture à repos de la structure, où, respectivement, lesdits éléments de support (C) sont éloignés entre eux pour former ladite chambre de séchage ou proches entre eux et fermé à paquet ; - un logement (B) pour un ventilateur ou similaire, apte à envoyer de l'air à l'intérieur de la chambre ainsi définie ; où ladite structure (1) est caractérisée en ce que comprend une paroi verticale (A) pourvue d'une base (E) qui permet une position stable sur le sol et qui, au même temps, est conformée et dimensionnée de façon à recevoir le reste de la partie de la structure lorsque cette dernière est fermée. Structure (1) selon la revendication 1, caractérisée en ce que ladite couverture est réalisable en tissu non tissu. Structure (1) selon la revendication 1, caractérisée en ce que comprend un ventilateur pourvu d'une résistance électrique ou d'un autre moyen de chauffage, disposé et agissant dans ledit logement (B). Dispositif pour le séchage de linge, comprenant une structure de support, formée par un séchoir à linge pliable (S) et par une structure de séchage (1), formé par une pluralité d'éléments de support (C) pour une couverture à tunnel (D), lesdits éléments de support (C) étant fondamentalement conformés en « U » renversée et connectés au moyen de la couverture (D), dite couverture à tunnel (D) étant apte à couvrir ledit séchoir à linge (S) pour définir une chambre de séchage et pourvue d'un logement (B) apte à loger un ventilateur ou similaire, dite structure (1) caractérisée en ce que comprend une partie verticale (A) pourvue d'une base (E) qui permet une position stable sur le sol et qui, au même temps, est conformée et dimensionnée à recevoir le reste de la partie de la structure quand cette dernière est fermée. Dispositif selon la revendication 4, caractérisé en ce qu'il comprend un ventilateur pourvu de résistance électrique ou d'un autre moyen de chauffage, disposé et agissant dans ledit logement (B).






IPC
A Täglicher Lebensbedarf
B Arbeitsverfahren; Transportieren
C Chemie; Hüttenwesen
D Textilien; Papier
E Bauwesen; Erdbohren; Bergbau
F Maschinenbau; Beleuchtung; Heizung; Waffen; Sprengen
G Physik
H Elektrotechnik

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