GB2313213B - Robot cleaner - Google Patents

Robot cleaner

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Publication number
GB2313213B
GB2313213B GB9716989A GB9716989A GB2313213B GB 2313213 B GB2313213 B GB 2313213B GB 9716989 A GB9716989 A GB 9716989A GB 9716989 A GB9716989 A GB 9716989A GB 2313213 B GB2313213 B GB 2313213B
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Prior art keywords
robot cleaner
cleaner
robot
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Expired - Fee Related
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GB9716989A
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GB9716989D0 (en
GB2313213A (en
Inventor
Tae-Sig Kim
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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
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Priority to US08/073,398 priority Critical patent/US5440216A/en
Application filed by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd filed Critical Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Priority to GB9323741A priority patent/GB2278937B/en
Publication of GB9716989D0 publication Critical patent/GB9716989D0/en
Publication of GB2313213A publication Critical patent/GB2313213A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of GB2313213B publication Critical patent/GB2313213B/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Application status is Expired - Fee Related legal-status Critical

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    • G01SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
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GB9716989A 1993-06-08 1993-11-18 Robot cleaner Expired - Fee Related GB2313213B (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US08/073,398 US5440216A (en) 1993-06-08 1993-06-08 Robot cleaner
GB9323741A GB2278937B (en) 1993-06-08 1993-11-18 Robot cleaner

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GB9716989D0 GB9716989D0 (en) 1997-10-15
GB2313213A GB2313213A (en) 1997-11-19
GB2313213B true GB2313213B (en) 1998-01-07

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GB9716989A Expired - Fee Related GB2313213B (en) 1993-06-08 1993-11-18 Robot cleaner
GB9716988A Expired - Fee Related GB2313190B (en) 1993-06-08 1993-11-18 Sensing device
GB9716990A Expired - Fee Related GB2313191B (en) 1993-06-08 1993-11-18 Robot cleaner

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GB9716988A Expired - Fee Related GB2313190B (en) 1993-06-08 1993-11-18 Sensing device
GB9716990A Expired - Fee Related GB2313191B (en) 1993-06-08 1993-11-18 Robot cleaner

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GB9716990D0 (en) 1997-10-15
GB9716988D0 (en) 1997-10-15
GB9716989D0 (en) 1997-10-15
GB2313213A (en) 1997-11-19
GB2313190A (en) 1997-11-19
GB2313191A (en) 1997-11-19
GB2313190B (en) 1998-01-14
GB2313191B (en) 1998-01-14

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