Self-moving cleaner

  • US 6,901,624 B2
  • Filed: 06/04/2002
  • Issued: 06/07/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/05/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A self-moving cleaner comprising:

  • a main body;

    an intake opening for suctioning therethrough dust collected on a surface to be cleaned;

    an electric blower for generating airflow to suction the dust;

    a dust receiver for collecting the dust suctioned through said intake opening;

    a drive motor;

    a roller to be driven by said drive motor;

    a power source for supplying electric power to said electric blower and said drive motor;

    a sensor for optically detecting a distance to an obstacle; and

    an enclosure containing therein said electric blower, said dust receiver, said power source, and said sensor, wherein said enclosure is entirely transparent or entirely semi-transparent such that said sensor can transmit and receive light through said enclosure.

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