Cleaning robot roller processing

  • US 8,418,303 B2
  • Filed: 11/30/2011
  • Issued: 04/16/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A floor cleaner comprising:

  • a chassis; and

    a cleaning assembly carried by the chassis and comprising;

    a cleaning assembly housing; and

    at least one driven brush rotatably coupled to the cleaning assembly housing and comprising;

    an elongated core having an outer surface and end mounting features extending beyond respective axial ends of the outer surface of the core and defining a central longitudinal axis of rotation;

    a compliant portion extending radially outward from the core to sweep a floor surface as the core is rotated about the central longitudinal axis of rotation; and

    an axial end guard mountable about one of the end mounting features, the axial end guard configured to prevent spooled filaments from traversing axially beyond the extremity of the mounting feature about which the axial end guard is mounted, wherein the end guard is removable from a longitudinal end of the core.

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