Autonomous surface cleaning robot for dry cleaning

  • US 20060190146A1
  • Filed: 08/19/2005
  • Published: 08/24/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/18/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:

  • a chassis defined by a fore-aft axis and a perpendicular transverse axis, the chassis being supported for transport over the surface along the fore-aft axis, the chassis including a first collecting apparatus attached thereto and configured to collect loose particulates from the surface over a cleaning width disposed generally parallel with the transverse axis, the first collecting apparatus comprising;

    an air jet port configured to expel a jet of air across the cleaning width;

    an air intake port configured to draw air and loose particulates in; and

    , wherein the air jet port and the air intake port are disposed at opposing ends of the cleaning width with the air jet port expelling the jet of air generally parallel with the surface and generally directed toward the air intake port.

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