Automatic machine and device for floor dusting

  • US 5,787,545 A
  • Filed: 01/02/1997
  • Issued: 08/04/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/04/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Arrangement for dusting a floor comprising at least a self contained mobile machine, a central stationary recharging unit and a central unit for discharging the dustthe self-contained mobile machine having a casing containing therein rechargeable batteries, a means for suction cleaning for picking up dust and debris, a dust container for collecting said dust and debris, a means for detecting and avoiding an obstacle and an electronic control unit comprising a microprocessor,the central stationary recharging unit, for recharging the rechargeable batteries contained within the mobile machine, said unit having a first guide means for guiding said self-contained mobile machine to the recharging unit for a recharging operationthe microprocessor being able to perform an algorithm for operating said means of avoiding the obstacles and searching for the recharging unit wherein said arrangement comprisesthe central unit for periodically discharging the dust from said dust container being stationary and having second guide means for guiding said self contained mobile machine to the unit for periodically emptying the dust container.

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