[12] Patent
[11] Patent No.:GC0010757  
[45] Date of Publishing the Grant of the Patent: 30/Sep /2019                62/2019  
Number of the Decision to Grant the Patent:2019/156971
Date of the Decision to Grant the Patent:12/Sep/2019

[21] Application No.:GC 2017-32848

[22] Filing Date:31/1/2017

[30] Priority:

[33] State [32] Priority date [31] Priority No.

[72] Inventors:1- Sulaiman Abdullah Alshammari،2- Mamduh El-Messeiry،3- Ali Mohsen Ali Al-Hazmi،4- Ibrahim Metaan Gosadi

[73] Owner: King Saud University, P.O.Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia

[74] Agent: Kadasa Law Firm




Int. Cl.: B08B 9/08, 9/087, 9/093, 9/46 (2006.01)

[56] Cited Documents:

-US-2005/0102777 A1 (Johansson, Leif) May-2005
-US-2011/0126378 A1 (Ota; Hideaki) June-2011
-US-2013/0000672 A1 (Bovio; Ezio) January-2013
Examiner: Eng. Ghassan F. AlBuhairan

[57] Abstract: The storage tank cleaning machine is a mobile unit mounted on a trailer for towing bya suitable vehicle. The machine is positioned adjacent the access opening of the tank, e.g., awater tank, cistern, or other storage tank, and a support on the bed of the machine is raised to vertical over the opening. A multiple segment articulating arm extends from the support andis lowered through the opening to access the interior of the tank. A motorized rotary brushextends from the distal end of the arm. Distance sensors adjacent the brush detect the interiorsurfaces of the tank for accurately positioning the brush. An electronic control system isprovided. A tank for water and/or other cleaning fluid and a disinfectant tank are also provided. Fluids used during the cleaning operation are suctioned back to the machine, wherethe fluids are cleaned and recycled.
No. of claims: 20     No. of figures: 11


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