Docking system for a self-propelled working tool

  • US 6,525,509 B1
  • Filed: 07/06/2000
  • Issued: 02/25/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/08/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A docking system (1) which comprises at least one docking station;

  • andat least one self-propelled work tool (3) having a body (16), and a plurality of wheels (15), wherein the docking station and the tool can by way of emitted signals establish contact with each other, so that the tool can drive up to the docking station, and the docking station is provided with at least one primary transmission part (5,6;

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    ) for transmission of energy and/or information between the docking station and the working tool, which is provided with at least one co-operating secondary transmission part (7,8), wherein the docking station comprises a base plate (9), at least one rising part, and at least one part is used for mounting of the transmission part/s, and wherein one of said at least one rising part is shaped like a ramp which inclines from the base plate inwards and in a direction away from an outer surrounding part of the docking station order to cooperate with the body (16) so that the ramp makes the body rise while the tool is moving forwards into a final docking position.

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