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1. (WO2002074150) AUTONOMOUS MOBILE CANISTER VACUUM CLEANER
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Pub. No.: WO/2002/074150 International Application No.: PCT/US2002/008102
Publication Date: 26.09.2002 International Filing Date: 15.03.2002
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 07.10.2002
IPC:
A47L 5/36 (2006.01) ,A47L 9/00 (2006.01) ,G05D 1/02 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
47
FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
L
DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
5
Structural features of suction cleaners
12
with power-driven air-pumps or air-compressors, e.g. driven by motor vehicle engine vacuum
22
with rotary fans
36
Suction cleaners with hose between nozzle and casing; Suction cleaners for fixing on staircases; Suction cleaners for carrying on the back
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
47
FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
L
DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
9
Details or accessories of suction cleaners, e.g. mechanical means for controlling the suction or for effecting pulsating action; Storing devices specially adapted to suction cleaners or parts thereof; Carrying-vehicles specially adapted for suction cleaners
G PHYSICS
05
CONTROLLING; REGULATING
D
SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
1
Control of position, course, altitude, or attitude of land, water, air, or space vehicles, e.g. automatic pilot
02
Control of position or course in two dimensions
Applicants:
VISION ROBOTICS CORPORATION [US/US]; 11722 Sorrento Valley Road Suite H San Diego, CA 92121, US
Inventors:
WALLACH, Bret, A.; US
KOSELKA, Harvey, A.; US
GOLLAHER, David, L.; US
Agent:
MULLEN, James, J., III; Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP 2040 Main Street, 14th Floor Irvine, CA 92614, US
Priority Data:
60/276,30016.03.2001US
Title (EN) AUTONOMOUS MOBILE CANISTER VACUUM CLEANER
(FR) ASPIRATEUR A RESERVOIRS MOBILES AUTONOMES
Abstract:
(EN) An autonomous canister vacuum cleaner (100) has a cleaning head module (120), a vacuum fan module (110) separated from the cleaning module, and a hose assembly (130) connecting the cleaning head module with the vacuum fan module. The vacuum fan module includes a controller (210, 212) that performs navigation and control functions (400) for both the vacuum fan module and the cleaning head module. Alternatively, the controller may be separated from the vacuum fan module and the cleaning head module, and can be mobile. The vacuum fan module and the cleaning head module each include a drive mechanism (202, 204, 310, 314) for propulsion. The cleaning head module includes a cleaning brush assembly (320) that can be motorized or air driven. The cleaning head module may also include a microcontroller that communicates with the controller.
(FR) L'invention concerne un aspirateur à réservoirs mobiles autonomes (100) qui comprend un module de tête de nettoyage (120), un module de ventilateur aspirant (110) séparé du module de nettoyage et un ensemble tuyau (130) qui relie ces deux modules entre eux. Le module de ventilateur aspirant comporte un contrôleur (210, 212) qui remplit les fonctions de navigation et de contrôle (400) pour le module de tête de nettoyage et pour le module de ventilateur aspirant. Dans une variante, le contrôleur, qui peut être séparé du module de ventilateur aspirant et du module de tête de nettoyage, peut être mobile. Le module de ventilateur aspirant et le module de tête de nettoyage comprennent chacun un mécanisme d'entraînement (202, 204, 310, 314) facilitant la propulsion. Le module de tête de nettoyage comprend un ensemble brosse à laver (320) qui peut être motorisé ou pneumatique. Le module de tête de nettoyage peut également comporter un microcontrôleur qui communique avec le contrôleur.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
KR1020040005890EP1379155JP2004529686CN1531405AU2002306741