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Title:
CLEANING BUCKET AND OPERATING MECHANISM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/231361
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
This invention is related a cleaning bucket and, its operating mechanism, through which clean water and dirt water do not get mixed with each other, developed for floor cleaning, consisting of a dirty water compartment (1), a clean water compartment (2), a squeeze compartment (3), a washing compartment (4), a squeezer (5), a channel system (6), a cover (7) a locking component (8), a handle (9), a grid system (10), an inner stopper (11), an outer stopper (12) and a wheel (13).

Inventors:
ÇAKICI AHMET (TR)
Application Number:
TR2019/050995
Publication Date:
November 19, 2020
Filing Date:
November 25, 2019
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
VIPAK EV VE MUTFAK GERECLERI ITHALAT IHRACAT SAN VE TIC A S (TR)
International Classes:
A47L13/20; A47L13/42
Foreign References:
CN208808400U2019-05-03
CN208598315U2019-03-15
US4798307A1989-01-17
CN207654123U2018-07-27
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ACAR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERVICES INC. (TR)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. This invention is related to a cleaning bucket developed for floor cleaning, where clean water and dirty water do not get mixed with each other, and the operating mechanism thereof and characterized by;

• a dirty water compartment (1 ),

• a clean water compartment (2), where clean water that is to be used for cleaning purposes is to be put,

• a squeeze compartment (3) through which the mop that is to be used during the cleaning work is passed without touching the clean water compartment (2),

• a washing compartment (4), where the mop is washed,

• a squeezer (5) that squeezes the mop after it has been washed by means of up and down movement thanks to the wheel (13) apparatus,

• a channel system (6) through which foreign matters on the mop are removed to the dirty water compartment (1 ) without getting mixed into the clean water compartment (2),

• a cover (7),

• a locking component (8) of the cover (7), which joints with the handles (9) at a single point providing practical resistance and, creating balance,

• a handle (9) that allows the cleaning bucket to be handled in balance,

• a grid system (10) which ensures that debris collected in the bucket does not clog the washbasin during the water discharge,

• inner stoppers (11 ) of shock-absorption located at the bottom of the cleaning bucket,

• an outer stopper (12) made of leak-proof plastic material outside the cleaning bucket, where the dirty water and the clean water is discharged.

2. It is related to a cleaning bucket and its operating mechanism according to Claim 1 and, the operating mechanism is characterized by the following steps: clean water is poured to the clean water compartment (2) located in the middle of the cleaning bucket, • the mop is wetted in the washing compartment (4) located on the upper part of the cleaning water compartment (2),

• the mop is squeezed by the squeezer (5) in the squeeze compartment (3) and, the cleaning work starts,

· the mop that becomes dirty is put into the clean water compartment (2) to get wetted,

• the mop is squeezed in the squeeze compartment (3) so that the debris and dirt on the mop is removed to the dirty water compartment (1 ) through the channel system (6).

Description:
CLEANING BUCKET AND OPERATING MECHANISM

Technical Field

This invention is related to a cleaning bucket developed for floor cleaning, where clean water and dirty water do not get mixed with each other, and the operating mechanism thereof.

Background of the Invention

Cleaning is an action, through which dirt caused by dusts, stains, soils and rubbish as well as bacteria and microbes not seen by naked eyes in all indoor and outdoor locations is removed using various cleaning techniques. Cleaning is a fact that is of a significant importance for human life. Clean and hygienic living and working areas increase the quality of our lives and, allows us to live a life free from diseases and microbes. Bacteria, microbes and viruses that are considered the reason of various diseases are proliferated in such environments not clean and hygienic. These environments must be turned into sterilized and clean locations for the sake of our health.

Floor cleaning means that the floors of the locations where we live are cleaned in a hygienic manner using certain cleaning materials. To that end, cleaning buckets and mops are used. Cleaning tools should facilitate the cleaning work that needs to done and, ensure the highest level of cleaning. Many tools have been manufactured to facilitate the cleaning work.

There is only one compartment in cleaning buckets designed according to the state of the art. Dirty and clean water get mixed with each other in the same compartment. During the cleaning work, the mop is put into the same compartment to wash, which is a concern in respect of hygiene. With the increasing demands from users for hygiene in time, different types of buckets have been developed. However, although there are separate compartments for dirty water and clean water in these types of buckets, the concern in respect of hygiene still exists since the dirty mop is put into the clean water to wash.

This invention consists of three different compartments: a clean water compartment, a dirty water compartment and, a squeeze compartment separately located. With its channel system, it allows that foreign matters on the mop are removed to the dirt water compartment without getting mixed with the clean water.

The structural and characteristic features and all the advantages of the invention will be more clearly understood due to the figures and detailed descriptions provided below and, thus the assessment should be made considering this detailed description.

Figures Helping to Understand the Invention

Figure 1a: Side view of the cleaning bucket

Figure 1 b: Cross-section perspective view of the cleaning bucket

Figure 2a: Top view showing the inside of the cleaning bucket

Figure 2b: Cross-section perspective view showing the inside of the cleaning bucket

Figure 3a: Detailed view showing the inside of the cleaning bucket

Figure 3b: Detailed view showing the inner stopper of the cleaning bucket

Reference Numbers Helping to Understand the Invention

1. Dirty water compartment

2. Clean water compartment

3. Squeeze compartment

4. Washing compartment

5. Squeezer

6. Channel system

7. Cover

8. Locking component

9. Handle

10. Grid system 11. Inner stopper

12. Outer stopper

13. Wheel

Description of the Invention

The invention consisting of a cleaning bucket and its operating mechanism is explained in the detailed description below without being intended to create a limiting impact thereon.

This invention consists of a dirty water compartment (1 ), a clean water compartment (2), a squeeze compartment (3), a washing compartment (4), a squeezer (5), a channel system (6), a cover (7) a locking component (8), a handle (9), a grid system (10), an inner stopper (1 1 ), an outer stopper (12) and a wheel (13).

Inside of the said cleaning bucket consists of three compartments: a dirty water compartment (1 ), a clean water compartment (2) and a squeeze compartment (3). Since the clean water is in the middle, the balance is achieved thanks to the spaces on the sides. Further, when the cleaning bucket is filled with clean water, the dirt inside the bucket is removed to the other parts through the channel system (6).

In the cleaning bucket described hereunder, clean water to be used for cleaning is out into the clean water compartment (2). The mop to be used during the cleaning work passes through the squeeze compartment (3) without touching the clean water compartment (2). Water that passes through the squeeze compartment (3) goes to the dirt water compartment (1 ). This passage is achieved by the channel system (6).

The mop is washed in the washing compartment (4). After the mop is washed, the squeezer (5) performed the squeezing action with up and down movements thanks to the wheel (13) apparatus.

With its channel system (6), the foreign matters on the mop are removed to the dirt water compartment without getting mixed with the clean water. The locking component (8) of the cover (7) join with the handles (9) at single point providing resistance and balance.

With its double handle (9) system, this invention ensures that the cleaning bucket is handled in balance.

Thanks to the outer stoppers (12) outside the bucket, the dirty water and the clean water are discharged. During the performance of this action, to prevent the debris collected inside the bucket from clogging the washbasin, a second water discharge method is developed, through which it is insured that the debris inside is kept suspended while discharging the water to avoid clogging the washbasin thanks to the grid system (10).

The inner stoppers (1 1 ) inside the cleaning bucket are of shock absorbing. The outer stoppers (12) outside the bucket are made of leak-proof plastic materials.

The procedural steps concerning the operating mechanism of the cleaning bucket are as follows:

• Clean water is poured to the clean water compartment (2) located in the middle of the cleaning bucket,

• The mop is wetted in the washing compartment (4) located on the upper part of the cleaning water compartment (2).

• The mop is squeezed by the squeezer (5) in the squeeze compartment (3) and, the cleaning work starts.

• The mop that becomes dirty is put into the clean water compartment (2) to get wetted.

• The mop is squeezed in the squeeze compartment (3) so that the debris and dirt on the mop is removed to the dirty water compartment (1 ) through the channel system (6).

Thanks to the channel system (6) employed by this invention, the dirty water is prevented from getting mixed with the clean water providing hygienic cleaning. The technical features and all other features mentioned in each claim are follows by the reference numbers, which are used only to facilitate the understanding of the claims, therefore it should not be considered that the procedure steps indicated by these reference numbers for the purpose of sampling limit the respective scope.

It is obvious that a person specialized about the technique may reveal the innovation specified in this invention by means of using similar structures and/or implements this structure in other areas with similar purposes used in the respective technique. Therefore, it is obvious that such attempts would fail to fulfill the criteria to get considered an invention.