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WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/184594
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Two hygiene basins placed one into the other. The inner basin has slightly stretched springs (1), perforated pipes (3) with internal resistors (21). The bottom of the inner basin is formed with channels (8), with small holes. The moisture indicator (10), the caps (13) closing with valves (15), when the absorber is in operation (18). The aromatic filter (14).

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November 20, 2014
Filing Date:
April 22, 2014
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1. The double basin for animal hygiene includes the slightly stretched closed springs (1) in the middle of the sand, fixed on the side holes (2), for the sand's ventilation.

2. The perforated pipes (3) fixed on the side holes (4), so that the sand is ventilated and when a lot of moisture is generated the electrical resistors within the pipes are turned on, receiving an order by the moisture indicator (10) and in combination with claim (1) the sand dries faster.

3. The perforated channels (8) at the bottom of the inner basin reach deeper into the sand and in combination with the claims (1 & 2) achieve better drying of the sand.

4. The absorber (18) that absorbs odours from the sand and conducts them to the aromatic filter (14), receiving an order by the moisture indicator (10) or by a switch or a timer, to close simultaneously the caps (13) and in combination with claims (1, 2 & 3) we achieve clean, healthy, pleasantly aromatized environment.

5. The aforementioned claims (1, 2, 3 & 4) are applicable not only with sand but also with any other appropriate material available in the market at the present or in the future.


The invention refers to a double basin for the needs of animals equipped with ventilation, heating and aromatization mechanisms, so as to dry the sand or any other material which may be used, and as a result achieve a clean and aromatized environment, avoiding unpleasant odours and mostly without having to change the sand or the material.

Simple basins for animal hygiene are very common in the market. However, their weakness is that very soon the sand or any other material used becomes wet, and as a result they are not properly ventilated causing an unpleasant environment due to odours.

The advantage of this invention is that the bottom of the inner basin is not flat but corrugated with channels (8) and small holes (20), in order to achieve ventilation of the sand in a greater depth.

In the bottom of the inner basin there are closed springs (1) placed from the one side of the basin to the other and stretched as much as required to allow ventilation of the sand without however allowing it to infiltrate in the springs. The springs are fixed on holes (2), so that air can enter through them and circulate to dry the sand. To wash the basin we stretch and toss the springs, keeping them clean at all times.

Moreover, at the bottom of the inner basin, in between and in parallel to the springs, there are perforated pipes (3) with internal heated resistors (21), which are turned on automatically by the moisture indicator (10) in case more animals use the basin, and they end up at holes (4), When the heated resistors are not turned on, the perforated pipes serve as air ducts, transferring air through the holes (4) into the sand.

The electrical resistors (21) are connected to each other by cables (5) and power is supplied through cables (6).

The inner basin has legs (11) on its external bottom part, so as to provide a sufficient gap between the two basins to allow air circulation.

The outer basin (drawing 3) has two caps (13), which remain open, allowing the circulation of air within the inner basin with the sand (drawing 1 & 2). These two caps close automatically with the valves (15), which receive orders by the moisture indicator (10), which simultaneously activates the electrical absorber (18), so as the air absorbed is able to move only through the sand. The electrical absorber (18) absorbs air through the shaft (17) and leads it, through the air duct (16), to the aromatic filter (14) to achieve a pleasant, healthy and aromatic environment.

The invention is described above through an example and with reference to the three annexed drawings, where (1) indicates the closed springs slightly stretched and fixed on the holes (2) that allow the entry of air. (3) indicates the perforated pipes, fixed on the holes (4), which contain the electrical resistors (21). (8) indicates the channels with the small holes (20) on the bottom of the interior basin. (5) indicates the cables connecting the electrical resistors (21). (6) indicates power supply. (10) indicates the moisture indicator in the sand. (9) indicates the safety cap. (7) indicates the small holes on the part of the basin which is covered with sand. (11) shows the legs of the inner basin. (13) indicates the opening and closing caps. (15) indicates the valves that open and close the caps. (18) indicates the absorber, (17) indicates the air shaft, (16) indicates the air duct and (14) indicates the aromatic filter. (19) indicates the hinges holding the caps so as to open and close.