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1. WO2016148744 - AUTONOMOUS FLOOR CLEANING WITH A REMOVABLE PAD

Publication Number WO/2016/148744
Publication Date 22.09.2016
International Application No. PCT/US2015/061277
International Filing Date 18.11.2015
IPC
A47L 11/24 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
11Machines for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
24Floor-sweeping machines, motor-driven
CPC
A47L 11/4044
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING
11Machines for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
40Parts or details of machines not ; provided for in; groups A47L11/02 - A47L11/38, ; or not restricted to one of these groups; , e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers, levers
4036Parts or details of the surface treating tools
4044Vacuuming or pick-up tools; Squeegees
A47L 11/4061
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING
11Machines for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
40Parts or details of machines not ; provided for in; groups A47L11/02 - A47L11/38, ; or not restricted to one of these groups; , e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers, levers
4061Steering means; Means for avoiding obstacles; Details related to the place where the driver is accommodated
A47L 11/4066
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING
11Machines for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
40Parts or details of machines not ; provided for in; groups A47L11/02 - A47L11/38, ; or not restricted to one of these groups; , e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers, levers
4063Driving means; Transmission means therefor
4066Propulsion of the whole machine
A47L 2201/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING
2201Robotic cleaning machines, i.e. with automatic control of the travelling movement or the cleaning operation
A47L 2201/04
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING
2201Robotic cleaning machines, i.e. with automatic control of the travelling movement or the cleaning operation
04Automatic control of the travelling movement; Automatic obstacle detection
A47L 9/0673
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING
9Details 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
02Nozzles
06with fixed, e.g. adjustably fixed brushes or the like
0673with removable brushes, combs, lips or pads
Applicants
  • IROBOT CORPORATION [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • LU, Ping-Hong
  • FORAN, Dan
  • WILLIAMS, Marcus
  • JOHNSON, Joe
  • GRAZIANI, Andrew
Agents
  • BABINEAU, James
Priority Data
14/658,82016.03.2015US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) AUTONOMOUS FLOOR CLEANING WITH A REMOVABLE PAD
(FR) NETTOYAGE DE SOL AUTONOME AVEC UN TAMPON AMOVIBLE
Abstract
(EN)
An autonomous floor cleaning robot includes a robot body defining a forward drive direction, a controller supported by the robot body, a drive supporting the robot body and configured to maneuver the robot across a surface in response to commands from the controller, a pad holder disposed on an underside of the robot body and configured to retain a removable cleaning pad during operation of the cleaning robot; and a pad sensor arranged to sense a feature of a cleaning pad held by the pad holder and generate a corresponding signal. The controller is responsive to the signal generated by the pad sensor, and configured to control the robot according to a cleaning mode selected from a set of multiple robot cleaning modes as a function of the signal generated by the pad sensor.
(FR)
Un robot de nettoyage de sol autonome selon l'invention comprend un corps de robot définissant une direction d'entraînement vers l'avant, un dispositif de commande supporté par le corps de robot, un dispositif d'entraînement supportant le corps du robot et configuré pour manœuvrer le robot sur une surface en réponse à des commandes provenant du dispositif de commande, un support de tampon disposé sur une face inférieure du corps de robot et configuré pour retenir un tampon de nettoyage amovible pendant le fonctionnement du robot de nettoyage ; et un capteur de tampon agencé pour détecter une caractéristique d'un tampon de nettoyage maintenue par le support de tampon et générer un signal correspondant. Le dispositif de commande est sensible au signal généré par le capteur de tampon, et configuré pour commander le robot en fonction d'un mode de nettoyage choisi à partir d'un ensemble de multiples modes de nettoyage de robot en fonction du signal généré par le capteur de tampon.
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