|Title of Invention||
A WASHING MACHINE FOR CLEANING CLOTHES AND TEXTILE
|Abstract||A washing machine for cleaning clothes and textiles cleans clothes and textile which does not need floor space and can be fixed on to the wall or can be hand held. The washing machine comprises a motor box attached to a vertical shaft which is attached to an extension shaft having vanes at other end, which is to be immersed in the bucket containing soap solution and clothes and textiles. The washing machine when operated will vibrate the vanes of the extension shaft in the soap solution and will clean the clothes and textiles.|
|Full Text||FIELD OF INVENTION: This invention relates to improvements in the field of washing
machines for clothes textile and similar items.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION WITH REGARDS TO THE DRAWBACK
ASSOCIATED WITH KNOWN ART: The existing machines are bulkier and use large
ground space. Normally the bathroom is small in size and this machine can not be easily
located in a bathroom. Existing washing machine needs large size of bathroom.
Accordingly these machines are kept in bedrooms, sitting rooms, balconies and other
places. Or the washing machine needs to be transported every time it is used. If the washing
machine is kept anywhere else then a large space is blocked and piping needs to be
extended to the place. There is a difficulty in extending water pipe arrangement to the
location of the washing machine. Manual washing of clothes as per practice or convention
in the household is done in the bathroom. Hence washing of clothes and textiles are more
suited in bathroom due to availability of water and drainage. Most people do not have large
space in their bathroom and they face this space problem.
Existing machines have arrangement of tub or drum which is rotated continuously or
gyrated in to and fro direction requiring high power and consume high amount of electrical
energy. In invention GB1255470 -1971 the speed is developed in steps so as to maintain
balance. The soap or detergent and water or soap solution is to be poured into the machine.
The drum is rotated or gyrated along with clothes and soap solution which cleans the
clothes and textiles due to churning effect. Some of the machines have a system of soap
solution being stationary and clothes in the drum rotating in a perforated tub. Some
machines rotate in forward as well as reverse direction in gyration.
In another invention GB2358642 heated water is injected into cleaning solution to improve
cleaning. In another invention EP0004490 a mechanical arrangement have been devised to
change direction of rotation to improve cleaning.
There are fully automatic machines where many operations are automated with timers and
sensors. These machines because of their number of component tend to be heavy. All the
machines are bulkier and heavy and use similar method of rotating the clothes in a soap
solution. The machines have lot of components and are thus heavy. The machines need long
time of operation to clean properly and thus consuming more energy.
None of the device incorporates use of vanes attached to shaft that vibrate in soap solution
containing clothes and textiles for cleaning. None of the device incorporates method of
fixing the device on the wall. All devices use a method of moving, rotating or gyrating
clothes and textiles in the soap solution.
OBJECT OF THE rNVENTION: To solve the above problem, the present invention
provides a washing machine that does not use floor space. Another object of the present
invention is to make the washing machine light in weight. Another object of this invention
is not to rotate or to gyrate the clothes and textiles in the soap solution.
Use of space saving design is characterized by system of fixing the device on to the wall.
Light weight of the device is characterized by use of tubular members and also that the tub
or drum containing soap solution clothes and textiles is not contained in the device.
STATEMENT OF INVENTION: The device, capable of being fixed on to the wall and
which cleans the clothes by means of vanes fixed to a shaft that vibrate in the bucket
containing soap solution, clothes and textiles, is unique.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION: The problem of location and floor space consumption
is overcome by fixing the washing machine to the wall and arrangement for folding the
device to further make it space saving. The washing machine for cleaning clothes and
textile has a clamp for fixing the device to the wall. A horizontal tubular bar hinged at the
clamp also has a hinge at the middle for positioning and folding. At the other end of the
horizontal tubular bar have a motor box attached to it. The motor box has an electric
motor with one end attached to the horizontal bar and at the other end is attached to a
vertical shaft. The motor has a rotating shaft to which has an eccentric wheel which when
rotated creates vibration to the vertical shaft. The vertical shaft attached to the motor also
has an extension shaft with vanes. When the motor is rotated and the vertical shaft vibrates
along with the extension shaft. The device has a regulator for regulating the vibration.
Extension shaft with vanes when vibrate inside the tub containing soap solution, clothes
and textiles get cleaned. In this method clothes and textiles are not rotated or gyrated and
thus electrical energy is not used for rotating or gyrating clothes and textiles.
In one form of the invention the device can be modified to exclude the clamp and that the
horizontal bars with hinges being modified to represent a handle for holding in hand and
vertical shaft shortened considerably so that the device is operated as hand held device. In
another form of the invention horizontal bar is smaller without any hinge for
accommodating in a further smaller space. In other form of the invention the motor box
instead of having is the use of motor and an eccentric wheel can be of electro magnetic by
use of solenoids. In another form of the invention the option for vanes for size, shape and
number can be different. In one more form of the invention the option of material of
construction for vertical shafts, extension shaft, horizontal bar, motor box and clamp can
be either galvanized steel or coated steel or stainless steel or plastic.
A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ACCOMPANYING DRAWING
The invention is described in the following fashion by way of an example with reference to
the accompanying drawings in which
Fig1- It illustrates the external view of the invention.
Fig2- It depicts the invention in folded position with extension removed.
Fig3- It illustrates the extension shaft and when detatched from the washing machine.
Fig4 -It shows the internal arrangement of the motor box and
Fig 5- It illustrates the invention in one form modified to be held in hand.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION WITH REFERENCE TO
DRAWINGS AND EXAMPLES:
Referring to the drawings in "Fig1" a device for cleaning clothes and textile in accordance
with the invention indicated generally by reference numeral '10'. A device for cleaning
clothes and textile refer '10' consisting a clamp '20' at one end of a horizontal bar '120' for
fixing to the wall and a hinge '125' in between so that the device can be folded with a motor
box '30' at the other end. The clamp '20' has a gasket pasted on the external side and have
hales for fixing on the wall with the help of spring washers, nuts and bolts. The motor '30'
have a vertical shaft '40' to which an extension shaft '50' is attached which has vanes '60'
at the end. The extension shaft '50' can be detached as and when required by an
arrangement of screwing. The extension shaft can be of various sizes and shapes as may be
required for various types of clothes, textile and container. The motor box '30' has internal
component as one motor '70' with an eccentric wheel '80'attached to its rotating shaft '85',
supported at the other end with a bearing '90'. The eccentric wheel rotates over another
bearing '100' supported by the vertical shaft '40'. Vertical shaft is held by an arrangement
of springs '110'. There is a bush '1120' between motor box '30 and the vertical shaft '40'.
When the motor '70' is rotated the vertical shaft '40' will vibrate. The motor box '30' will
have a regulator with switch '130' to regulate the vibration and suitable cable with socket
'140' for incoming power to the motor. However the vibration can be changed with
changing the type of eccentric wheel '80' and the regulator '130'. The motor will be of
suitable voltage and suitable current as required from place to place. Hand held machines
would have handle '150' instead of clamp arrangement.
I claim :
1. A washing machine for cleaning clothes and textile comprising, a clamp; a
horizontal bar with a hinge in between; a motor box; a vertical shaft and is
characterized by an extension shaft with vanes that can be inserted into a bucket
containing soap solution, clothes and textiles where by the clamp has one side
padded with gasket and have holes through which bolts can pass through for fixing
on to the wall with nuts and spring washers.
2. A washing machine as claimed in claim 1 wherein a horizontal bar is fixed to the
clamp at one end and to the motor box at the other end wherein the motor box
comprising an internal arrangement of a motor with an eccentric wheel mounted on
a rotating shaft and the other end of the rotating shaft resting in a bearing and that
the eccentric wheel resting on a bearing attached to a vertical shaft held with the
help of springs and passing through a bush wherein supplying electricity to the
motor with the help of a cable and socket, the vertical shaft then vibrating to
3. A washing machine as claimed in claim 1 wherein a regulator is fixed on the motor
box for regulating the vibration.
4. A washing machine as claimed in claim 1, wherein the clamp have multiple holes so
as helping in adjustment of height while fixing on the wall.
5. A washing machine as claimed in claim 1 is characterized by an extension shaft that
can be attached to the vertical shaft by the method of screwing and having vanes at
the other end.
6. A washing machine for cleaning clothes and textile as claimed in any of the
preceding claims which can be for use at any place by fixing on the wall thus freeing
floor space or can be used hand held.
7. A washing machine for cleaning clothes and textile as herein described with
reference to the accompanying drawings.
A washing machine for cleaning clothes and textiles cleans clothes and textile which does
not need floor space and can be fixed on to the wall or can be hand held. The washing
machine comprises a motor box attached to a vertical shaft which is attached to an
extension shaft having vanes at other end, which is to be immersed in the bucket containing
soap solution and clothes and textiles. The washing machine when operated will vibrate the
vanes of the extension shaft in the soap solution and will clean the clothes and textiles.
|Indian Patent Application Number||525/KOL/2004|
|PG Journal Number||09/2009|
|Date of Filing||31-Aug-2004|
|Name of Patentee||PODDAR RATAN|
|Applicant Address||FLAT 1/2, PRANTIK, 2/2, BURDWAN ROAD, ALIPORE, KOLKATA|
|PCT International Classification Number||D60B 1/02|
|PCT International Application Number||N/A|
|PCT International Filing date|