Patent Number: 7,610,922

Title: Device for the metered delivery of a liquid washing or rinsing agent, for a washing machine

Abstract: A device for the metered delivery of a liquid washing or ringing agent for a washing machine and the like. The device includes a casing which is to be secured to the machine and which is provided with a refillable reservoir for the liquid agent in which is defined a delivery receptacle capable of holding an amount of liquid agent corresponding to a plurality of metered amounts, and an electrically controlled delivery valve device associated with the receptacle and capable of permitting a flow of liquid agent from the delivery receptacle towards the washing chamber of the machine, a level-indicator device associated with the delivery receptacle and capable of signalling the instantaneous level reached by the rinsing agent in the receptacle, and a control unit connected to the indicator and arranged to control the delivery valve device in accordance with predetermined modalities as a function of the signal provided by the level-indicator device.

Inventors: Marone; Giuseppe (Moncalieri, IT), Da Pont; Paolo (Turin, IT)

Assignee: Elbi International S.p.A.

International Classification: B08B 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017