Robotic floor cleaning device with motor for controlled liquid release

Register USPTO Patent
Application Number 17160859
Grant Number 11452426
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-28
First Publication Date 2022-09-27
Publication Date 2022-09-27
Grant Date 2022-09-27
Owner AI Incorporated (Canada)
Inventor Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Ali

Abstract

A mop module of a robot, including: a liquid reservoir for storing liquid; and an electronically-controlled liquid release mechanism; wherein: the electronically-controlled liquid release mechanism releases liquid from the liquid reservoir for mopping a work surface; operation and a schedule of operation of the electronically-controlled liquid release mechanism in at least one area is controlled by a processor of the robot within which the mop module is installed or based on input provided to an application of a communication device paired with the robot; a liquid flow rate depends on at least an amount of power delivered to the electronically-controlled liquid release mechanism; and the liquid flow rate for the at least one area is determined by the processor of the robot within which the mop module is installed or an input provided to the application of the communication device paired with the robot.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 13/20 - Mops
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 13/58 - Wringers for scouring pads, mops, or the like, combined with buckets