Vacuum cleaner

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a vacuum cleaner capable of independent motion. The vacuum cleaner contains a housing containing a suction electric motor installed therein, a suction fitting positioned at a distance from the body, an image processing device (positioned inside the body and intended for photographing the body front side and detecting information on relative position of the body and the target specified for the body to trace), a drive module designed so that to enable the body movement and a controller designed so that to enable control of the drive module to establish the distance between the body and the target which distance is included in the positioning information provided by the image processing device, within the range of the pre-specified reference distance.

EFFECT: proposed is the design of a vacuum cleaner capable of independent movement.

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The technical field to which the invention relates

The invention relates to a vacuum cleaner comprising a body that can move within a pre-set reference distance by determining the position of the suction nozzle or user located at a distance from the body.

Description of the prior art

Usually the vacuum cleaner is a household electrical device that sucks the cleaning objects, such as dust and dirt together with air by means of a suction motor installed in the Cabinet to collect them in it.

This cleaner can be classified container type, containing the suction nozzle in connection with the case by means of a connecting tube for suction cleaning objects, and column type, containing the suction nozzle, is made as one piece with the body.

The cleaner container type includes the body of the vacuum cleaner, which has a suction motor for generating suction force, the suction nozzle to suction cleaning objects located on the surface cleaning using suction force generated from the vacuum machine, and a connecting tube for connecting the housing of a vacuum cleaner with a suction nozzle.

In other words, when the application is AI electric power to the vacuum cleaner housing, the suction motor is driven, and generates a suction force. Suction force provides the suction of the air containing the dust and foreign substances located on the surface to be cleaned, the suction nozzle. The air, including dust and foreign substances drawn into the vacuum cleaner housing through a connecting tube.

The facilities clean (dust and foreign substances)involved in the case of a vacuum cleaner, can be separated by a filter, while they are moved into the housing. After that separated the cleaning objects stored in the vacuum cleaner housing, and stored dust and foreign substances are removed from the housing by the user.

Meanwhile, the well-known vacuum cleaner mentioned above, may be a type that the user moves to use.

That is, the user removes vacuum the dust and foreign substances in the body of the vacuum cleaner by moving the suction nozzle to stop in that place, where are the facilities clean. When moving the suction nozzle of the vacuum cleaner housing is moved to the user by means of a connecting tube.

However, this known vacuum cleaner may cause a problem of reduction in convenience for a user who is sensitive to the weight of the body of the vacuum cleaner.

A brief description of the disclosure

Therefore, the present from retina relates to a vacuum cleaner. The present invention is the creation of a vacuum cleaner which includes a housing, which can move independently within a pre-set reference distance or range reference distance by determining the location of the user or the suction nozzle at a distance from the body.

Additional advantages, objectives and characteristics of the disclosure will be partially set forth in the following description and will be clear to experts in the art upon study of the following description or in the application in practice of the present invention. The objectives and other advantages of the present invention can be implemented and achieved through the design, detail specified in its written description and the appended claims, and accompanying drawings.

To achieve these objectives and other advantages and in accordance with the present invention, as embodied and described herein, a vacuum cleaner includes a housing containing a suction motor mounted therein, the suction nozzle is located at a distance from the housing, the imaging device located in the housing, for photographing the front of the case and identifying information about the relative position between the body and m is the solution, installed to monitor the housing, the drive module, configured to move the housing, and a controller configured to control the driving module to determine the distance between the body and the target, which is included in the position information generated by the imaging device, within the range of the preset reference distance.

The imaging device may include a module for photographing an image made with the possibility of photographing the front side, the separation module image made with the possibility of separating the image of the target from the photographed image of the front side, and a storage device configured to store data of the distance corresponding to the image position of the target set in the image on the front side, and the controller may determine the distance between the target and the body on the basis of the distance and position of the image of the target.

The target is the user who operates the suction nozzle.

The drive module may include a pair of wheels located at the bottom of the housing, and a motor connected to the pair of wheels to rotate the wheel.

A pair of wheels may be located at both ends of the housing,respectively, and a pair of motors may be mounted for rotation, a pair of wheels, respectively.

Module photographing image can be photographed at least two images of the front side through a predefined interval. The separation module image can be set to one of two images with a large change of position in the image quality of the target by comparing at least two images of the front side with each other, and the separation module image can separate the image of the target from the last two photographed images of the front side.

The controller can set these distances corresponding to the lowest end image of the target as the distance between the body and the target.

Position information detected from the image of the front side of the imaging device, may include the angle of the direction to the target from the housing. The controller may control the driving module to rotate the housing to place the angle to the target from the housing in the range of a preset reference angle.

The storage device can store the data of the angle corresponding to the position of the image of the target located on the image front. The controller moreresponsible angle data, corresponding to the image position of the target as the angle to the target from the case.

The target may be suction nozzle.

The vacuum cleaner may further include at least two light-emitting module, located on the suction nozzle and separated by a predetermined distance from each other. The imaging device can recognize information about the relative position of the body and targets through photography light radiation from the light-emitting modules.

The imaging device may include a module for photographing an image made with the possibility of photographing the image of the front side having the light radiated from the light-emitting module, and a storage device configured to store data of the distance corresponding to the distance between lights light-emitting modules, which are photographed in the image on the front side. The controller determines the distance by comparing the distance between lights, photographed in the image on the front side, with the data length.

Position information detected from the image of the front side of the imaging device, may include the angle of the direction to the target from the housing. The controller may p voracity body by controlling the driving module to accommodate the angle of the direction to the target from the body within the range of the preset reference angle.

The storage device can store the data of the angle corresponding to the position of each point in the image on the front side. The controller can recognize the data of the angle corresponding to one of the lights radiated from the light-emitting modules, which are photographed in the image on the front side, as the angle to the target from the case.

The storage device stores the data of the angle corresponding to the position of each point in the image on the front side. The controller can recognize the data of the angle corresponding to the center point between lights light-emitting modules, which are photographed in the image on the front side, as the angle to the target from the case.

Therefore, the present invention has a vacuum cleaner, comprising a housing, which can independently move within the preset reference distance or range reference distance by determining the location of the user or the suction nozzle located at a specified distance from the building.

It should be understood that both the foregoing General description and the following detailed description of the present invention are exemplary and explanatory and are intended to ensure dalneishih the explanation of the present invention, as declared.

Brief description of drawings

The accompanying drawings, which are included to provide further understanding of the present disclosure and form a part of this application, illustrate variant (variants) of the present disclosure and together with the description serve to explain the principles of the present disclosure. In the drawings:

figure 1 - conceptual diagram illustrating a vacuum cleaner according to the embodiment of the present invention;

figure 2 - conceptual diagram illustrating a controller according to the embodiment;

figure 3 is a conceptual diagram illustrating an image of the front side and the image of the target;

figure 4 - example of data reference distance data and the reference angle stored in the storage device;

5 is a conceptual diagram illustrating a vacuum cleaner in accordance with another embodiment of the present invention;

6 is a conceptual diagram illustrating a controller in accordance with the embodiment depicted in figure 5;

7 is a conceptual diagram of an image of the front side;

Fig - example data reference distance data and the reference angle stored in the storage device; and

Fig.9 - precedence diagram illustrating the control process of the vacuum cleaner in accordance with the present invention.

Description of specific embodiments

As described below, the vacuum cleaner in accordance with embodiments of the present invention is described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.

Figure 1 - conceptual diagram illustrating a vacuum cleaner according to the embodiment of the present invention.

The vacuum cleaner 100 in accordance with this embodiment includes a housing 1 for creating a suction force and a connecting tube 3 to transmit the suction force generated in the housing, the suction nozzle 2.

Suction nozzle 2 sucks the cleaning objects, such as dust and foreign matter, using the suction force provided through the connecting tube 3, and the suction cleaning objects are collected in the storage compartment (not shown)provided in the housing 1 via the connecting tube 3.

The drive module 4 is located in the housing 1, and the drive module 4 may include an electric motor 43, which is driven by the controller 8, which is described below, and a pair of wheels 41, connected to the motor 43.

In addition, the known vacuum cleaner is movable type, using which the user can vacuuming, moving the vacuum cleaner housing. That is, the user pulls vacuum the dust or foreign substance in the body, the var is based on the suction nozzle to the places are the facilities clean. When the suction nozzle is moved, the body of the vacuum cleaner is moved towards the user by means of a connecting tube. Because of this usual vacuuming may create a problem of inconvenience tilted position for a user who is sensitive to the weight of the body of the vacuum cleaner.

However, the vacuum cleaner in accordance with the present invention includes the body, which can track the user's position or the position of the suction nozzle to eliminate the disadvantage of the conventional vacuum cleaner.

To eliminate the disadvantage of the conventional vacuum cleaner mentioned above, the vacuum cleaner 100 in accordance with this embodiment may further include device 5, the image processing located in the housing 1, to capture images of the front side of the enclosure and identification information about the case and the relative position of the established target of the photographed image of the front side, the drive module 4, is arranged to move the body, and the controller 8, is arranged to control the driving module to the distance between the body and the target was in the range of a preset reference distance based on the position information issued by the device on the om image processing.

In this case, the controller 8 (see figure 2) moves the body in a preset reference distance (i.e. in the range of the reference distance) on the basis of information about the positions of the body and the target, which is issued by the device 5 image processing.

Figure 2 - conceptual diagram of the controller in accordance with this embodiment. As described below, device 5, the image processing and the controller 8 will be described in detail.

The device 5 processing image photographing target (user or the suction nozzle), which is an object track, located near the building, for information used to determine the distance between the body and the target and the direction to the location of the target from the housing. The device 5, the image processing may include module 51 of the photographing image (see figure 1), located on the front surface of the housing, the module 53 branch of the image, separating the object image tracking (hereinafter, the image of the target from the image received from the module photographing image, and a storage device 55, which can store data of distance and angle about a point located on the image front.

Module 51 of the photographing image is the and the front surface of the housing 1 as a means of used for photographing of the image (i.e. image acquisition front side), which includes the target object tracking (i.e. user or the suction nozzle). In this document, the module 51 of the photographing image can be located on the front surface of the housing with the photography angle, which can vary up/down and right/left. The reason why the angle of the photographing module photographing image can be changed, is that the position of the photographing module image should be changed by the controller or by the user to change the range of the photographing image of the front side.

This module 53 separation image is installed to separate the image of the target, which is the image of the object tracking user or suction nozzles, from the photographed image of the front side. Module 53 separation image can be any type of device or algorithm that can separate a particular image present in the image. As indicated below, an example of a separation module image is described with reference to figure 3.

Figure 3 is a conceptual diagram of an image of the front side of the extension 51 of the photographing and image of the target, separated by module 53 branches from the expression.

Module 51 photographing in accordance with this embodiment can photograph an image of the front side at least twice through a predefined interval. Figure 3(a) illustrates an example image of the front side that includes a user (U) or the suction nozzle 2, which are the object tracking. In this case, the module 53 branch image compares two images of the front side, photographed at least twice, with each other, to identify and separate the image of the target.

The image of the target is the image of the object tracking, which will recognize the case. Module 53 branch image compares two images of the front side, photographed by the photographing module of the image, with each other, and it defines an object that has a greater change of position in the image quality of the target.

In other words, the user vacuuming with moving the suction nozzle to the cleaning facility. Because of this, the location of the user (U) or the suction nozzle 2 is changed more than the location of the background (J) in the image on the front side. Module 53 branch image compares at least two of the images of the front side with each other, and the object with the highest modified the e position (i.e. the user or suction nozzle), set as the image of the target.

Once installed, the image of the target, the module 53 branch image separates the image of the target from the last one of the two images of the front side, photographed through a predefined interval. Figure 3(b) depicts the separated image of the user is set as the image of the target (T).

When the image of the target separately from the image of the front side, the controller 8 determines the distance between the housing 1 and the target on the basis of the distance stored in the storage device 55, and angle to the target from the case.

In the storage device 55 may be stored experimental data of the distance between the body and the target, located at a point in the image of the front side, photographed by the photographing module (hereinafter, these distances), and the data of the angle to the target from the housing (hereinafter, the data of the angle). Figure 4 - example of data of the distance and angle data stored in the storage device.

In accordance with the data of the distance and angle data stored in the storage device shown in figure 4, these data provide information about what the target is removed to a distance RL1 from the housing at an angle RA1, when the image of the target is located at a point “A” on the image is hagenii (I) a front side, and that target is removed to a distance RL2 > angle RA2, when the image of the target is located at a point “B”.

As a result, the controller 8 compares the location of the image of the target obtained using the module 53 separating the image data stored in the storage device, so that it can accurately determine how far away the user or suction nozzle, which are the object tracking from the housing 1 (distance) and the direction in which the target is located relative to the body.

The device 5, the image processing may additionally include a sensor 57 that contains the sensor 571 distance and sensor 573 direction. In this case, the controller 8 may be configured to receive information about the distance and angle generated by the sensor 571 distance and sensor 573 direction. Here the sensor 571 distance determines the distance by comparing the image of the target data of the distance stored in the storage device. The sensor 573 direction can determine the direction angle to the target from the case by comparing the image of the target angle data from the storage device.

While the image of the target can be a type that occupies a predefined area images of the front side through collection of a set of points that should be part of the ENES, non-type single point is shown in figure 3(b).

In this case, the controller can determine these distances, corresponding to the most bottom end of the image of the target, and angle data on the basis of the distance between the body and the target angle and the direction to the target from the case.

The reason why the position of the lower end of the image of the target is used as the reference point detection to determine the distance and angle between the body and the target, is that the legs of the user will be a reference point, if the user is targeted, and the border with the floor will be a reference point for determining if the target is a suction nozzle.

Through a process referred to above, are determined by the distance and angle of the user or the suction nozzle from the housing. After that, the controller 8 compares the distance with a predetermined reference distance, and manages housing 1 to move within the reference distance.

In other words, when the distance is greater or less than the reference distance, the controller 8 controls the wheels 41 (see figure 1) using the motor 43 to the drive module 4 to move the housing 1 within the reference distance.

Thus the range having an upper limit and a lower limit (range reference distance), can be installed in the image quality is as a reference distance. In this case, the controller 8 controls the body 1 to move to the position where the distance is in the range of the reference distance.

In addition, the range of the reference distance may be preset and stored by the manufacturer or the installation part (not shown) may be additionally provided in the vacuum cleaner, to allow the user to enter the desired reference distance or range reference distance in the installation part when convenient.

At the location of housing within the reference distance (range reference distance) by moving the casing preferably, the controller 8 has turned the case on the angle to the target from the body within a preset reference angle (or range reference angle).

For this purpose, the motor 43 may be provided for each of the pairs of wheels 41, which are located at both ends of the housing. The position of the body may change before moving the enclosure, during and after displacement hull.

5 and 6 are conceptual diagrams illustrating a vacuum cleaner in accordance with another embodiment of the present invention and a controller located in the vacuum cleaner in accordance with this embodiment. As set forth below, describes a vacuum cleaner in accordance with this Varian is om.

Unlike the implementation mentioned above, the vacuum cleaner in accordance with this embodiment additionally includes a light-emitting module 6. As set forth below, describes a light-emitting module, which has a different configuration in contrast to the above-mentioned variant implementation, depicted in figure 1.

Light-emitting module 6 is provided for emitting light toward the module 51 of the photographing image. As shown in figure 5, the light emitting module 6 can be located on the rear surface of the suction nozzle, and it may include first and second light emitting modules 61 and 63, which are located at a given distance from each other.

In this case, the device 5 image processing determines the distance between the suction nozzle 2 and the housing 1 on the basis of the distance obtained in the image on the front side lights, emitted from the light-emitting module 6. The device 5 image processing recognizes the direction of the suction nozzle from the body based on the position in the image of the front side, photographed with the help of lights.

7 is a conceptual diagram of an image of the front side. As set forth below, described is an example image of the front side obtained by the photographing module image cleaner, Meuse what about the light-emitting module.

Light emitted from the first light-emitting module 61 and the second light-emitting module 63, photographed in the image on the front side of the module 51 for photographing the image. When the suction nozzle 2 is located close to the housing, the distance between the photographed lights will be relatively large (L1), as shown in Fig.7(a). When the suction nozzle 2 is far from the case, the distance between the photographed lights will be relatively short (L2).

Needless to say, the image of the front side shown figure 7, may include a background image, and the image lights emitted from the light-emitting module.

As a result, the device 5 for processing image additionally includes module 53 Department of the images to separate the lights radiated from the light-emitting module 6, from the background unlike the implementation depicted in Fig.6. In this case, the module 53 separation image can set the brightest object in the image front end in the image quality of the target.

Here, the light emitting module 6 may be provided to emit only light with a specific wavelength, such as infrared light, and the module 51 of the photographing image includes a filter (not showing is) to pass through it only in this light, emitted from the light-emitting module. If so, the device 5 image processing can take pictures of only the light emitting module 6 in the image on the front side without using module 53 Department image.

When receiving the image of the front side, having photographed light, which are emitted by the light-emitting module 6, module 51 for photographing the image, the controller 8 compares the data of the distance stored in the storage device 55, the distance between lights, photographed in the image on the front side, to determine the distance between the target and the body. The controller 8 compares the angle data stored in the storage device 55, with the provisions of lights, photographed in the image on the front side, to determine the direction angle to the target from the case.

Data distances are the distances between the target (i.e. the suction nozzle and the housing 1, corresponding to the distance, formed by two of the points on the image front. Data angle data are angle to the target from the housing 1, the corresponding one of the pixels located in the image on the front side.

Fig(a) is an example of data stored in the storage device, if the light-emitting module 6 is located the Yong at a specified distance from the suction nozzle 2 in the vertical direction. Fig(b) is an example of data stored in the storage device, if the light-emitting module 6 is located at a specified distance from the suction nozzle in a horizontal direction.

As described below, the process for determining the distance and direction (angle) between the casing and the target will be described in detail with reference to Fig(a). In this document it is considered that the light emitted from the light-emitting module, photographed at point “E”, located on the image (I') of the front side. In this case, the controller determines the data (R15) distance stored in the storage device, the distance between the body and the target, and data (RA5) angle stored in the storage device, as a direction (angle) to the target from the case.

Fig(a) shows that the center of the image of the front side is set as a reference data point of the angle. Alternatively, the specified end image of the front side can be set as the reference data point of the angle.

In this document when installing light-emitting module in a horizontal direction relative to the suction nozzle, as shown in Fig(b), the controller may determine the reference angle (RA8 of H), corresponding to one of the two photographed lights, as the angle distance, or he can determine the op is RNA angle (RA7 of G), the corresponding Central point between lights radiated from the light-emitting module, as the angle of the distance.

The device 5, the image processing may additionally include a sensor 57 that contains the sensor 571 distance and sensor 573 direction. The controller 8 may be configured to receive information about the distance and angle generated by the sensor 571 distance and sensor 573 direction. In this case, the sensor 571 distance determines the distance through the use of data of the distance between the light-emitting modules, photographed in the image on the front side, and the data of the distance stored in the storage device. The sensor 573 direction can determine the direction angle to the target from the case by comparing the position of the light-emitting module, photographed in the image on the front side, with angle data stored in the storage device.

When determining the distance and direction of the suction nozzle, which is the object tracking from the body through a process referred to above, the controller 8 compares the preset reference distance with the distance that you must move the housing to be located within the reference distance.

In other words, when the distance is greater and less than the reference RA is standing, the controller 8 controls the wheels 41 (see figure 1) using the motor 43 to the drive module 4 to move the chassis to its location within the reference distance. In this case, the range having an upper limit and a lower limit (range reference distance), can be set as the reference distance.

At the location of housing within the reference distance (or range reference distance) by moving the casing preferably, the controller 8 has turned the casing to position the angle of the direction to the target from the body within a preset reference angle (or range reference angle).

The reason is that the distance by which to move the body, is the distance from the current position of the body to the circumference of a circle having a radius that is equal to the reference distance (range reference distance) from the object tracking. Therefore, when the housing is moving into position, located within the reference distance is in the direction of object tracking, which is the center of the circle, the path of the moving body can be reduced as much as possible.

In this case, the motor 43 may be provided for each of the pairs of wheels 41, which are located at both ends corposana body may change before moving body, during and after displacement hull.

Fig.9 - precedence diagram illustrating the control process of the vacuum cleaner, and the control process of the vacuum cleaner in accordance with the present invention is described as follows.

With the introduction of commands actuation of the extractor device 51 for photographing photographing an image of the front side, with the user or the suction nozzle, which are the target (S100). Module 53 Department of image sets the image of the target from at least two images of the front side, photographed through a predefined interval, and separates the image of the target from the final image photographed images of the front side (S200).

After that, the controller 8 determines the distance and the angle (or direction) of the target from the case by comparing the image of the target data of the distance and angle data stored in the storage device 55 (S300).

When determining the relative position between the housing and the user or by the suction nozzle, which are the object tracking, the controller 8 determines whether or not the distance between the body and the object tracking range of a preset reference distance (or reference distance) (S400).

When distance is belongs to the range of the reference distance, it determines whether the angle of the direction to the target from the housing to the range of the reference angle (S410).

If the angle to the target from the housing is located within the range of the reference angle, the controller 8 can not change the position of the body. If the angle to the target from the housing beyond the range of the reference angle, the controller 8 turns the housing 1 for the location of the angle within the range of the reference angle (change in position, S430).

When it is determined that the distance is not within the range of the reference distance, the controller 8 controls the drive module 4 to move the body in a position that is located within the range of the reference distance.

Preferably, step (S500) determine the direction of movement to minimize the travel paths of the hull was carried out before moving the enclosure.

In other words, when the angle to the target from the housing is located within the range of the reference angle, the controller 8 moves the body in the range of the reference distance (S530). When the angle of the direction to the target from the housing beyond the range of the reference angle, the controller moves the body at the reference distance after the turn of the body to the target (S510).

In this document, change the position of the body can be performed in the process of moving the building to the reference distance

When you finish moving the chassis, the controller 8 determines whether generated or not signal the end of treatment (S600). When the signal clean shutdown is not formed on the basis of the determination, the step mentioned above, is repeated under the control of the controller 8 module 51 for photographing for re-photographing images of the front side (S610).

Experts in the art should understand that modifications and variations in the present invention without departing from the spirits or scope of the present invention. Thus, it is understood that the present invention includes modifications and changes of the present invention provided that they are included in the scope of the attached claims and their equivalents.

1. A vacuum cleaner that contains
enclosure containing a suction motor mounted in it;
the suction nozzle is located at a distance from the body;
an imaging device located in the housing to capture images of the front side of the enclosure and identification information about the relative position between the body and target installed to monitor the case;
the drive module, configured to move the housing; and a controller configured to control the driving module to the formation of the distances between the body and the target, which is included in the position information generated by the imaging device, within the range of the preset reference distance.

2. The vacuum cleaner of claim 1, wherein the imaging device module contains photographic images made with the possibility of photographing the image of the front side, the separation module image made with the possibility of separating the image of the target from the photographed image of the front side, and a storage device configured to store data of the distance corresponding to the position of the image of the target in the image on the front side, and the controller determines the distance between the target and the body on the basis of the distance and position of the image of the target.

3. The vacuum cleaner according to claim 2, in which the target is the user who operates the suction nozzle.

4. The vacuum cleaner of claim 1, wherein the drive module comprises a pair of wheels located at the bottom of the housing, and a motor connected to the pair of wheels to rotate the wheel.

5. The vacuum cleaner according to claim 4, wherein the pair of wheels located respectively at both ends of the housing, and a pair of motors respectively provided to rotate the pair of wheels.

6. The vacuum cleaner according to claim 2, in which the module of photographing the image fotograferu the t at least two images of the front side through a predetermined interval, and the separation module image sets one of the two images with a large change of position in the image quality of the target by comparing at least two images of the front side with each other, and the separation module image separates the image of the target from the last one of the at least two photographed images of the front side.

7. The vacuum cleaner according to claim 2, in which the controller sets the data of the distance corresponding to the lowest end image of the target as the distance between the body and the target.

8. The vacuum cleaner according to claim 2, in which position information detected from the image of the front side of the image processing, contains the angle to the target from the housing, and the controller controls the driving module to rotate the housing to position the angle of the direction to the target from the body within a preset threshold range of the reference angle.

9. The vacuum cleaner of claim 8, in which the storage device stores the data of the angle corresponding to the position of the image of the target set in the image on the front side, and the controller detects the data of the angle corresponding to the position of the image of the target, as the angle to the target from the case.

10. The vacuum cleaner according to claim 1, in which the target is suction n is the charge.

11. The vacuum cleaner of claim 10, further comprising
at least two light-emitting module, located on the suction nozzle at a predetermined distance from each other, in which the imaging device detects information about the relative position between the housing and the target through photography lights, emitted light emitting modules.

12. The vacuum cleaner according to claim 11, in which the imaging device module contains photographic images made with the possibility of photographing the image of the front side having the light radiated from the light-emitting module, and a storage device configured to store data of the distance corresponding to the distance between lights light-emitting modules, which are photographed in the image on the front side, and the controller determines the distance by comparing the distance between lights, photographed in the image on the front side, with the data length.

13. The vacuum cleaner according to item 12, in which position information detected from the image of the front side of the image processing, contains the angle to the target from the housing, and the controller turns the body by controlling the driving module to position the angle of the direction to the target from which orpus within the range of the preset reference angle.

14. The vacuum cleaner according to item 13, in which the storage device stores the data of the angle corresponding to the position of each point in the image on the front side, and the controller detects the data of the angle corresponding to one of the lights radiated from the light-emitting module, which is photographed in the image on the front side, as the angle to the target from the case.

15. The vacuum cleaner according to 14, in which the storage device stores the data of the angle corresponding to the position of each point in the image on the front side, and the controller detects the data of the angle corresponding to the center point between lights light-emitting modules, which are photographed in the image on the front side as the angle to the target from the housing.



 

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EFFECT: simplified manipulation of the vacuum cleaner during its use is provided.

13 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: vacuum cleaner comprising a block of cleaning heads with a suction nozzle, a suction source, as well as a unit of cyclone module is movably connected to the said suction nozzle and the said suction source, and comprising a chamber of cyclone separator to separate dust and debris from the air, generating a cyclonic air flow forming a vortex tail, and the said chamber of cyclone separator has an inlet movably connected to the suction nozzle on the working air track, an outlet for discharging purified air, and outlet for discharging particles for collecting dust and debris separated from the air, a collector of dirt, removably attached to the chamber of cyclone separator and movably connected to the outlet for discharging particles for collecting dust and debris separated from the air in the said chamber of cyclone separator, and also a vortex stabiliser selectively attached relative to the chamber of cyclone separator to move between the operating position at a given position relative to the chamber of cyclone separator and the nonoperating position remote from the said operating position, in order to access the chamber of cyclone separator to remove all the collected dust and debris left after the cleaning process on the vortex stabiliser. The said vortex stabiliser can be attached obliquely to the chamber of cyclone separator to allow access to the chamber of cyclone separator, if the collector of dirt is removed from the unit of cyclone module.

EFFECT: ensuring access to cyclone chamber of separation to remove the collected dust and dirt left after the cleaning process in a cyclone chamber of separation and on the vortex stabiliser.

19 cl, 22 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to vacuum cleaners of vertical type. The vacuum cleaner of vertical type is proposed with a valve of switching of suction tracts comprising a housing having a frame, a housing of the suction hole pivotally connected to the lower end of the housing frame, a hose communicated flow-type with the housing frame and the elongating tube, and a valve of switching of suction tracts located on the housing frame. The suction tract contains a crossover elastically supported in the suction tract with the ability to slide up and down. When the elongating tube enters into the mortice located on the frame of the housing or is taken out of it, the elongating tube can selectively convert the suction tract to the first tract passing from the housing of the suction opening to the dust collecting node, or to the second tract passing from the elongating tube to the dust collecting node.

EFFECT: invention is aimed at creation of a vacuum cleaner of vertical-type, which is made with the ability to select the suction tract from the housing of the suction opening or from the elongating tube attached to the housing of the vacuum cleaner so as to provide suction of dust from cleaned surface using the suction force generated in the work of the engine in the housing.

8 cl, 4 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to cleaning equipment and can be used in devices intended to collect various contaminants in industrial premises, including fire and explosion premises. Industrial vacuum cleaner comprises a housing with a lid, the main ejector, a suction hose with a nozzle. Industrial vacuum cleaner differs from the known ones in the fact that on the lid has two auxiliary ejectors are mounted, and the output of each auxiliary ejector is connected to the respective filter located in the housing cavity, and the passive input of each auxiliary ejector communicates with the atmosphere, the passive input of the main ejector is connected to the suction hose, and at the output of the main ejector a valve is mounted in the form of an elastic element, one of the outputs of the jet trigger with separate inputs is connected to the input of the jet discrete monostable element, and through the first delay element, with the control of the input of the first distribution valve, the second output of the jet trigger with separate inputs is connected to the control of input of the second distribution valve, direct output of jet discrete monostable element through the second delay element is connected with the input of the jet trigger with separate inputs by which it switches to a state when the compressed air is supplied to the control input of the second distribution valve, inverse output of the jet discrete monostable element via the third delay element is connected to the second input of the jet trigger with separate inputs, output of the second distribution valve, corresponding to the atmospheric input, is connected with active input of the main ejector, and the second output of this valve is connected to the feeding input of the first distribution valve, each of the outputs of the first distribution valve is connected to the active input of one of the auxiliary ejectors.

EFFECT: improved operational properties of the vacuum cleaner and simplification of maintenance.

4 cl, 1 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: portable cleaning device comprises the main body, in which there is a motor and a ventilator block for suction of air flow along the flow path passing between the inlet for dirty air and outlet for clean air. The device comprises a source of supply designed to supply to the motor, and a separation device arranged on the way of the air flow between the specified inlet and outlet for separation of dirt and dust from air flow. The separating device comprises a cyclone separator, having at least one first cyclone and several second cyclones arranged in parallel to each other and further along the way from one or every first cyclone.

EFFECT: invention provides for increased efficiency and capacity of suction, separation of fine dust and dirt particles without use of barrier means.

15 cl, 3 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a device for floor cleaning with a brush attachment, in which there is a brush roller installed with the possibility of rotation, and which has at least one suction nozzle arranged near the brush roller, and with a stand fixed on the brush attachment as capable of rotation, on which there is a suction device arranged, and also a reservoir for a liquid detergent, which is applied onto a floor surface to be cleaned, and a reservoir for dirty liquid to receive dirty liquid sucked by means of the suction device from the floor surface, at the same time the reservoir for liquid detergent and the reservoir for dirty liquid together form a structural assembly of reservoirs made with the possibility of split disconnection, differing by the fact that the reservoir (50) for liquid detergent is made as capable of split connection with the reservoir (48) for dirty liquid, besides, the reservoir (48) for dirty liquid has an accessible groove (88) aside, where the reservoir (50) is inserted for liquid detergent.

EFFECT: provision of the possibility to empty a reservoir for dirty liquid as a result of the fact that it is made as capable of split connection to a reservoir for detergent.

11 cl, 3 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a dust-collecting device, comprising a filter located inside a jacket body, including a hole for air suction and an outlet hole, and to an electric vacuum cleaner that comprises it. The first filter is located on the first inclined surface inclined at the angle of not more than 45 degrees relative to the axial direction (direction of an arrow X) of the flow channel, comprising a horizontal element inside the jacket body, so that a part of the first filter is located in a position A of the ledge on the form of the air suction hole. The dust almost does not stick to the first filter, and suction resistance may be ensured. It is not necessary to arrange the whole first filter next to the hole for air suction, so that a dust-collecting volume may be ensured, the filter are may be increased to prevent reduction of suction efficiency.

EFFECT: invention prevents reduction of suction efficiency to maintain suction and dust-collecting volume.

11 cl, 11 dwg

FIELD: personal use articles.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a dust-separating device arranged in the appropriate receiving space limited by the main body of the vacuum cleaner, designed to separate dust particles from air flow and comprising the following components: a cyclone separator, a dust reservoir installed under the cyclone separator, to create the space for dust collection and design to hold dust particles separated in the cyclone separator, a driving device arranged in the main body of the vacuum cleaner, and a device to transfer a driving force of the driving device to the dust reservoir, besides, the dust reservoir comprises at least two reservoirs, and the driving device is made with the possibility to increase or reduce the space for dust collection by means of displacement of the specified two reservoirs relative to each other.

EFFECT: provision of the possibility to control volume of the dust separating device for convenience of usage.

13 cl, 8 dwg

FIELD: domestic equipment for dry cleaning.

SUBSTANCE: vacuum cleaner includes housing in which dividing member with openings is arranged. Said member restricts aggregate compartment with lid having outlet openings and dust collector compartment with lid having inlet branch pipe. Preliminary filter closes openings of partition member. Air suction aggregate is placed in aggregate compartment on shock absorbers and it has inlet and outlet openings. In aggregate compartment there is duct for air flow that passes from outlet openings of air suction aggregate until outlet openings of lid of aggregate compartment. Partitions are arranged on bottom of housing of aggregate compartment. Reciprocal partitions are arranged on inner side of lid. Said air duct is restricted by said partitions, bottom of housing and inner surface of lid of aggregate compartment. In variant of invention in aggregate compartment of vacuum cleaner on bottom of housing there are partitions resting by their ends upon inner surface of lid of aggregate compartment. Air duct is formed by said partitions, bottom of housing and inner surface of lid of aggregate compartment. According to other variant of invention on inner surface of lid of housing there are partitions resting by their ends upon bottom of housing. Air duct is formed by said partitions, bottom of housing and inner surface of lid of aggregate compartment.

EFFECT: lowered size and mass at the same filtration degree of discharged air, reduced cost price of making easy-to-use vacuum cleaner.

3 cl, 4 dwg

FIELD: vacuum cleaning.

SUBSTANCE: robot vacuum cleaner can be used for cleaning surfaces from dirt and dust while automatic moving without using hands of user to give the direction of motion. Robot vacuum cleaner has case provided with sucking-in hole for pulling dirt and dust from surface to be cleaned in, wheel disposed at lower part of case, air circulation mechanism intended for filtering pollution from air which brings the pollution inside sucking-in hole to provide subsequent feeding of air jet being free from dirt and dust to the holes made close to sucking-in holes. Rotating brush is mounted close to suck-in hole which brush is made for wipe dirt and dust to help the pollution to be separated from the surface to be cleaned. To isolate area between surface to be cleaned and case of vacuum cleaner there is a sealing member provided which member protrudes from lower surface of case to make contact with surface to be cleaned. The member is made in form of skirt to embrace holes for jets and suck-in hole to prevent dissipation of pollution out which pollutions are separated by pressure of air jets from holes and brush. Air circulation mechanism has circulation pump disposed inside case of vacuum cleaner, tube for sucking air in which connects circulation pump with suck-in hole, filter disposed inside tube for sucking air in and tube for air jet which tube connects circulation pump with holes for air jets.

EFFECT: improved efficiency.

4 cl, 2 dwg

Vacuum cleaner // 2253344

FIELD: vacuum cleaning equipment provided with apparatus for fluidic supply of air.

SUBSTANCE: vacuum cleaner is designed for blowing off dust from cleaned surface due to directing air flow discharged by means of operating motor with use of apparatus for fluidic supply of air and provides reliable joining of said apparatus with housing of vacuum cleaner without gap between them. Vacuum cleaner includes housing having chamber for collecting dust communicated with environment through suction hole and chamber for placing drive motor for creating evacuation in chamber for collecting dust; exhaust grid in lateral side of housing of vacuum cleaner for discharging air emitted from chamber for placing drive motor to environment; apparatus for fluidic supply of air movably joined with guides and having connector with enlarged portion whose cross section area gradually increases for covering exhaust grid. The last is provided with guides at both sides. Apparatus for fluidic supply of air includes in addition hose joined with connector; the last has protrusion for engaging with guide.

EFFECT: improved design, reliable operation.

6 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: equipment for vacuum cleaning.

SUBSTANCE: adapter is in the form of cylindrical hollow casing open from downwards and provided with elbow branch pipe arranged over central opening in lid of casing and also provided with pipe adjacent to inner cylindrical wall of casing and terminating by peripheral branch pipe over lid of casing. Large-diameter branch pipe is joined with elbow branch pipe. Bent tube whose end is directed opposite to flow of sucked air is arranged coaxially in large-diameter branch pipe. Other end of said bent tube passes through opening in wall of large-diameter branch pipe and it is connected with peripheral branch pipe.

EFFECT: enhanced efficiency of vacuum cleaner without complicating its design.

2 dwg

FIELD: vacuum cleaners having no dust bags providing possibility for easy removal of trapped dust and cleaning filter without change of dust filtering member.

SUBSTANCE: vacuum cleaner includes brush; drive electric motor for generating suction force; main housing with chamber for placing filter; dust suction tube whose one end is communicated with chamber for placing filter and whose other end is communicated with brush. Lid of main housing is joined with filtering unit for simplified placing filtering unit in chamber for filter and removing it from said chamber. Lid is made with possibility of locking in main housing.

EFFECT: improved design, simplified maintenance of vacuum cleaner.

16 cl, 10 dwg

FIELD: suction equipment.

SUBSTANCE: suction apparatus has zone for sucking air and contaminants from the outside, container with water or other liquid, into which sucked substance is directed for primary mixing of air with water, and curvilinear channel arranged at container outlet end, with air and water being additionally mixed in said channel. Rotating dynamic separator is provided at outlet end of curvilinear channel for separating air from remaining particles and liquid. Apparatus is further equipped with turbine driven by engine and adapted for passage of air mass therethrough before it is discharged to the outside, and transfer channel provided within container and adapted for transferring of liquid separated from air mass.

EFFECT: increased quality of filtering exit air.

7 cl, 17 dwg

FIELD: vacuum cleaners that may be used for removing dirt and dust by suction from cleaned surface and also by blowing off dust stuck to curtains and window frames.

SUBSTANCE: vacuum cleaner includes casing with certain inner space; unit for creating suction effort and mounted in casing; joined with casing adapter unit for cleaning and forming flow through duct for discharging contamination outside; mounted in casing unit for filtering dust loaded air sucked from outside. In casing there is device for switching flow-through ducts for selectively switching flow-through duct for air flowing between adapter unit, filtering unit, between filtering unit and suction effort creating unit. Tubes providing flow-through ducts for air flowing between adapter unit, filtering unit and suction effort creating unit and device for switching flow-through ducts also are arranged in casing. Among those tubes there are tube for connecting adapter unit at side of device for switching flow-through ducts; main inlet tube arranged between device for switching flow-through ducts and filtering unit; guiding tube for connecting filtering unit with suction effort creating unit; main outlet tube connected with suction effort creating unit for discharging outside air flowing from filtering unit to suction effort creating unit; additional outlet tube for connecting device for switching flow-through ducts with main outlet tube. Device for switching flow-through ducts includes body of valve stationary mounted on casing and forming several through openings communicated with tube for connecting adapter unit, main inlet tube and additional outlet tube and valve for switching flow-through ducts mounted with possibility of rotation in body of valve for providing ducts communicated with said several through openings. In variant of invention adapter unit united with casing of vacuum cleaner is used for suction of dust from downwards together with air by action of created suction effort and for discharging environmental air sucked from outside. Device for switching flow-through ducts is connected with adapter unit, filtering unit and suction effort creating unit with possibility of selectively switching flow-through duct for guiding dust laden sucked air by action of created suction effort. Said device may be used for creating flow of environmental air fed by means of device for switching flow-through ducts to adapter unit.

EFFECT: enlarged using range of vacuum cleaner.

16 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: processes for collecting dust, cleaning rooms, removing dust from electronic devices, industrial equipment.

SUBSTANCE: method comprises steps of using controlled compressed air pulses for tearing-off dust particles from rigid surface in hard-to-reach places, for mixing dust particles with air and then for removing them by means of pulses of directed suction flows of air created with use of vacuum cleaner. In suction zone upon dust stuck to surface of cleaned object pulses of directed compressed air flows are acted for tearing dust particle from surface by means of compressed air stream and for mixing them with air. At process of cleaning changing characteristics of compressed air pulses, orientation and shape of air streams while changing frequency of compressed air pulses, their duty factor, amplitude of flow rate and pressure of compressed air according to condition providing maximum activation of dust without damaging members. Pulses of compressed air flows are applied by bursts during phase of dust activation. At cleaning process number of pulses in bursts, shape, duty factor, frequency of pulses, duty factor of pulse bursts are changed according to condition providing maximum rate of dust activation for cleaned surface. Novelty is feed of train of short pulses in phase of dust activation before feeding one long pulse in order to create pulsating flows of compressed air providing pressure drop. It allows accelerate dust particle tearing from surface due to creation of pulsating turbulent air flows near cleaned surface. Dust-laden air is sucked by means of pulses of directed suction flows of air. Method may be used in home and industrial rooms for cleaning complex-profile surfaces.

EFFECT: enhanced quality and rate of cleaning complex-profile articles.

4 cl

FIELD: mechanical engineering.

SUBSTANCE: brush unit comprises brush main body having air suction aperture, turbine located within chamber for turbine, said chamber being equipped with air channel, and connection pipe adapted for connecting main casing of vacuum cleaner with main body of brush. Connection pipe is additionally provided with inlet part. Turbine is accommodated only within part of air channel and is positioned centrally of inlet part of connection pipe so as to overlap central portion of inlet part of connecting pipe. Brush unit is used as part of vacuum cleaner.

EFFECT: increased cleaning efficiency and reduced noise created by vacuum cleaner.

6 cl, 7 dwg

FIELD: mechanical engineering, in particular, supporting apparatus for vacuum cleaner.

SUBSTANCE: supporting apparatus for elongation tube of vacuum cleaner has casing member attached to elongation tube of vacuum cleaner, and supporting member cooperating with casing member for rotation between first position, wherein supporting member functions as support for elongation tube, and second position, wherein supporting member is folded toward casing member. Casing member consists of first and second casing parts adapted for cooperation with one another around elongation tube and correspondingly comprising pivot joint slot. Supporting member has pair of pivotal protrusions adapted for rotating insertion into pivot joint slot. Supporting apparatus of elongation tube is utilized in vacuum cleaner.

EFFECT: increased efficiency and convenient utilization of vacuum cleaner.

12 cl, 5 dwg

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