Floor mopping machine

  • US 5,555,587 A
  • Filed: 07/20/1995
  • Issued: 09/17/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/20/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A floor mopping machine for automatic mopping of a surface to be cleaned comprising:

  • a movable housing;

    a rotatable mopping member connected to said housing, said rotatable mopping member including a plurality of spongy mop pieces capable of soaking liquid and releasing the same when pressed, wherein during rotation of the mopping member, said spongy mop pieces are pressed on the surfaces to be cleaned, wherein said mopping member further comprises;

    a plurality of arms having ends rotatable about an axis, wherein said mop pieces are placeably held to the arms at their ends away from the axis of rotation;

    a guiding member provided in said housing for guiding the arms carrying the mop pieces back and forth between mopping and pressing positions;

    said mopping machine also comprising;

    a rotating member connected to said mopping member for rotating the mopping member;

    a storing receptacle provided in said housing including an aqueous cleaning medium and dispensing the same to said spongy mop pieces;

    a pressing member connected to said housing for pressing the spongy mop pieces to release the liquid held by the said pieces; and

    a collector connected to said housing for collecting the liquid released by the spongy mop pieces.

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