Self-propelling cleaner

  • US 20050183229A1
  • Filed: 01/25/2005
  • Published: 08/25/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/30/2004
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A self-propelling cleaner comprising:

  • a main body;

    a cleaning unit that accommodates dust taken from a cleaning nozzle through a dust transporting pipe within a dust chamber;

    a propelling unit that propels and turnarounds the main body;

    a propelling control unit that controls the propelling unit to move the main body within a predetermined region; and

    a dust amount detection unit that detects an amount of dust accommodated within the dust chamber, the dust amount detection unit including a light detector that detects light introduced within the dust chamber to detect the amount of dust, wherein one side wall of the dust chamber having a coupling hole coupled to the dust transporting pipe is formed in a sloped shape, wherein the light detector is disposed at a position near the coupling hole of the side wall, wherein a plurality of the light detector are disposed at different positions in a vertical direction of the side wall, wherein the propelling control unit controls the propelling unit to perform a propelling and circling movement different from a movement at a normal cleaning operation when the dust amount detection unit detects that dust is filled within the dust chamber.

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