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Hiroshi Mori, Kiminori Kato, Naoyuki Ohara, Toru Odachi, Hidetaka Yabuuchi, Hiroyuki Kayama, Miki Yasuno, Masayo Haji, Tadashi Matsuyo, Hidetoshi Imai, Yasuo Oshima, Masaichi Fukushima, Atsushi Nakayama: Self-moving cleaner. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, June 7, 2005: US06901624 (144 worldwide citation)

A self-moving cleaner has a main body and comprises an intake opening for suctioning dust, an electric blower for generating airflow to suction dust, a dust receiver for collecting the dust suctioned by the electric blower, rollers driven by drive motors, a power source for supplying electric power ...


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Robert D Hennessey, Timothy G La Rocque: Hopper and filter chamber for direct forward throw sweeper. Tennant Company, Kinzer Plyer Dorn McEachran & Jambor, April 19, 1994: US05303448 (144 worldwide citation)

In a direct forward throw sweeper, improvements related to a door for closing the opening into the hopper permit backing away from a debris receptacle with the hopper door open after dumping a load of debris without damage to the machine. An attachment part is provided for connecting a vacuum pickup ...


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Andrew Ziegler, Duane Gilbert, Christopher J Morse, Scott Pratt, Paul Sandin, Nancy Dussault, Andrew Jones: Autonomous surface cleaning robot for wet and dry cleaning. iRobot Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, July 27, 2010: US07761954 (116 worldwide citation)

An autonomous floor cleaning robot includes a transport drive and control system arranged for autonomous movement of the robot over a floor for performing cleaning operations. The robot chassis carries a first cleaning zone comprising cleaning elements arranged to suction loose particulates up from ...


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Watabe Masahito, Nishitsuru Yoshihiro, Takahashi Yasufumi, Kobayashi Michiichi, Yamaguchi Yasuhei: Cleaning device. Matsushita Seiko, October 9, 2001: JP2001-275908 (113 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a cleaning device with good working efficiency, a low-noise property and long driving time, capable of working continuously without discharging substances such as poisonous exhaust gas and the like. SOLUTION: The cleaning device collects dust on the floor surface, th ...


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Michael T Basham, Joseph F D&apos Costa, Karl Hansen: Stacked tools for overthrow sweeping. Tennant Company, Fulbright & Jaworski L, July 23, 2002: US06421870 (99 worldwide citation)

A surface cleaning machine includes a frame, wheels for supporting the frame and a debris hopper positioned on the forward part of the frame. There is a cylindrical sweeping brush mounted on the frame for rotation about an axis transverse to machine movement. There is a drive on the frame for the sw ...


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Gary B Young: Broom assisted pick-up head. Tymco, Diller Ramik & Wight PC, August 6, 1996: US05542148 (96 worldwide citation)

A pick-up head is formed by a housing which defines a broom chamber rearward of an associated air pressure chamber and its associated blast orifice. The broom is rotated in a direction to impel debris from a surface in the same direction as air emitted from the blast orifice toward an associated air ...


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Darrel B Deen, James E Hrdy, Michael W Schnurr: Quick connect snow plow implement. American Equipment Corporation, Lowe Kokjer Kircher Wharton & Bowman, October 26, 1976: US03987562 (95 worldwide citation)

A snow plow implement for quick connection to a vehicle. The moldboard of the implement is mounted for yieldable but limited pivotal movement on the forward end of a rigid push frame which includes a pair of rearwardly extending arms. Pivotal jaws and associated fork plates are mounted on the rearwa ...


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Seth W Bridges, Seth B Pollack, David L Kaplan: Connection locator in a power aggregation system for distributed electric resources. GridPoint, Greenberg Traurig, June 29, 2010: US07747739 (90 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a service establishes individual Internet connections to numerous electric resources intermittently connected to the power grid, such as electric vehicles. The Internet connection may be made over the same wire ...


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Raimondi Ivan: Surfaces cleaning machine.. Raimondi, September 21, 1994: EP0615719-A1 (87 worldwide citation)

1.2. The invention relates to a machine for washing tiled surfaces, having a rotating cleaning band made of synthetic sponge, felt or another sponge-like, liquid-absorbing material, which can be brought into contact with the surface to be washed and in so doing picks up the dirt present on this surf ...


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Colwell David: Personal or spot area environmental management systems and apparatuses. Wind Merchants Ip, Colwell David, KINNEAR Brian, February 28, 2008: WO/2008/024569 (79 worldwide citation)

A personal or spot area environmental management system has a low pressure air supply in fluid communication with an air nozzle and a water supply in fluid communication with a water nozzle. The air nozzle and water nozzle are arranged that the water nozzle includes a vortex in the air stream from t ...



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