Robot cleaner system having external recharging apparatus and method for docking robot cleaner with external recharging apparatus

  • US 7,031,805 B2
  • Filed: 10/10/2003
  • Issued: 04/18/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/06/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A robot cleaner system, comprising:

  • an external recharging apparatus comprising a power terminal connected to a utility power supply;

    a recharging apparatus recognition mark formed on the external recharging apparatus;

    a robot cleaner having a recognition mark sensor that detects the recharging apparatus recognition mark and a rechargeable battery, the robot cleaner automatically docking to the power terminal to recharge the rechargeable battery; and

    a power terminal control unit installed in the external recharging apparatus, for supplying power only during recharging of the robot cleaner.

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