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WO2016181849A1
WO2016181849A1 PCT/JP2016/063268 JP2016063268W WO2016181849A1 WO 2016181849 A1 WO2016181849 A1 WO 2016181849A1 JP 2016063268 W JP2016063268 W JP 2016063268W WO 2016181849 A1 WO2016181849 A1 WO 2016181849A1
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廣井 治
孝 小川
美紀 荒井
博史 森
椛島 山青
幸男 川田
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三菱電機ホーム機器株式会社
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    • DTEXTILES; PAPER
    • D06TREATMENT OF TEXTILES OR THE LIKE; LAUNDERING; FLEXIBLE MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • D06FLAUNDERING, DRYING, IRONING, PRESSING OR FOLDING TEXTILE ARTICLES
    • D06F58/00Domestic laundry driers
    • DTEXTILES; PAPER
    • D06TREATMENT OF TEXTILES OR THE LIKE; LAUNDERING; FLEXIBLE MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • D06FLAUNDERING, DRYING, IRONING, PRESSING OR FOLDING TEXTILE ARTICLES
    • D06F58/00Domestic laundry driers
    • D06F58/20General details of domestic laundry driers
    • D06F58/28Controlling or regulating
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L9/00Details or accessories of suction cleaners, e.g. mechanical means for controlling the suction or for effecting pulsating action; Storing devices specially adapted to suction cleaners or parts thereof; Carrying-vehicles specially adapted for suction cleaners
    • A47L9/28Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means

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A bedding cleaner (1) is provided with: a mechanical drive unit (4) that comes into contact with bedding (100) to be cleaned and generates a self-propulsive force; a ventilation channel (28) having an intake (5) and a discharge port (20); an electric blower (13) for suctioning air that includes dust from the intake (5) into the ventilation channel (28); a filter (9) for filtering the dust from the airstream introduced into the ventilation channel (28); and an electric heater (17) provided to the ventilation channel (28), the electric heater (17) heating the air blown out from the discharge port (20). The electric blower (13) blows out the air suctioned into the ventilation channel (28) and heated by the electric heater (17) in order to dry the bedding (100).

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Bedding vacuum cleaner

The present invention relates to a vacuum cleaner for bedding such as a futon.

Patent Document 1 proposes a vacuum cleaner intended to collect dust from mattresses and comforters. The vacuum cleaner described in Patent Document 1 has a main body in which an electric blower and a filter for collecting dust are incorporated. The main body of the vacuum cleaner described in Patent Document 1 is installed between two futons. This main body is moved by the power of the motor along a rail fixed to the outside of the two futons. The vacuum cleaner described in Patent Document 1 removes dust along with this movement.

Japanese Unexamined Patent Publication No. 2010-125281

In the configuration in which the vacuum cleaner is moved along the rails installed on the outside of the mattress and comforter as shown in Patent Document 1, mechanical structures such as moving rails are installed in advance on the bedding such as a bed. Construction such as carrying out is necessary. For this reason, it is difficult to employ a vacuum cleaner having such a configuration in general households.

An object of the present invention is to obtain a bedding cleaner capable of automatically cleaning bedding such as a futon and improving user convenience.

A bedding cleaner according to a first aspect of the present invention includes a mechanical drive unit that generates a self-propulsive force upon contact with the bedding to be cleaned, a ventilation path having a suction port and a blower outlet, and a suction path through the ventilation path. An electric blower that sucks air containing dust, a dust collecting unit that filters dust from an air flow introduced into the ventilation path, and a heating unit that is provided in the ventilation path and heats the air blown from the outlet . The electric blower blows out the air sucked into the ventilation path and heated by the heating means for drying the bedding.

A bedding cleaner according to a second aspect of the present invention includes a mechanical drive unit that generates a self-propulsive force upon contact with the bedding to be cleaned, a ventilation path having a suction port and a blower outlet, and a suction path through the ventilation path. An electric blower that sucks in air containing dust, a dust collecting part that filters dust from the air flow introduced into the ventilation path, a bypass air path that branches off from the electric blower to the outlet, and this bypass air Heating means for heating air from the electric blower that passes through the ventilation path without flowing through the path. The bypass air passage and the heating means are provided in the air passage. The electric blower blows air sucked into the ventilation path and heated by the heating means for drying the bedding, and also blows out air from the bypass air path.

A bedding cleaner according to a third aspect of the present invention includes a mechanical drive unit that generates a self-propelling force and a mechanical drive unit in a closed space formed by overlapping the second bedding on the first bedding. A main body case that moves in a predetermined direction, a dust collector that collects dust from the air that passes through the ventilation path formed inside the main body case, an electric blower that circulates air in the ventilation path, and The heating means which heats the air in a ventilation path, and the control apparatus which controls electricity supply of an electric blower and the said heating means are provided. The ventilation path is formed from the inside of the closed space formed between the first bedding and the second bedding to the air outlet from which the air is introduced to the air outlet. The electric blower blows out the air heated by the heating means from the air outlet. The mechanical drive unit has a drive wheel that rotates while contacting the upper surface of the first bedding, and the main body case has a first gap between the lower surface of the main body case and the upper surface of the first bedding. It moves with the formed.

According to this invention, it is possible to provide a highly convenient bedding cleaner that reduces the user's cleaning effort.

According to the bedding cleaner of the first aspect of the invention, it is not necessary to perform a construction such as installing a mechanical structure such as a moving rail on the furniture, and the bedding can be moved by itself on an object such as a mattress. Can be cleaned. In addition, since the electric blower for cleaning the bedding and the electric blower for drying are shared, the configuration of the entire vacuum cleaner can be reduced in size and the usability can be improved.

According to the bedding cleaner of the second aspect of the invention, since the bypass air passage can be used exclusively for exhaust air other than the hot air supply passage, in addition to the effect of the first invention, the air flow for the hot air is in an appropriate range. Maintains and prevents adverse effects on hot air blowing. For this reason, it is possible to blow out a clean drying air having a necessary temperature and air volume, and a drying effect of the bedding can be obtained.

According to the bedding cleaner of the third aspect of the invention, the main body case is placed between the first bedding when moving in the closed space formed between the first bedding and the second bedding. It moves horizontally while maintaining the first gap. For this reason, it is avoided that the lower surface of the main body case moves while being in sliding contact with the upper surface of the first bedding, the propulsive force of the main body case is maintained with less power, and the main body case can be smoothly advanced.

It is a center part longitudinal cross-sectional view of the bedding cleaner which concerns on Embodiment 1 of this invention. It is a center part cross-sectional view of the bedding cleaner of FIG. It is a block diagram which shows the structure regarding control of the bedding cleaner of FIG. It is a flowchart which shows the control action of the bedding cleaner of FIG. It is a center part longitudinal cross-sectional view of the bedding cleaner which concerns on Embodiment 2 of this invention. It is a center part longitudinal cross-sectional view of the bedding cleaner of FIG. It is a block diagram which shows the structure regarding control of the bedding cleaner of FIG. It is explanatory drawing which shows the relationship between the movement path | route (trajectory) of the bedding cleaner shown in FIG. 5, and a mattress. It is explanatory drawing of the timing of intermittent movement and power supply of the bedding cleaner shown in FIG. It is explanatory drawing which shows the movement path | route (trajectory) of the bedding cleaner shown in FIG. It is explanatory drawing which shows the 1st modification of the movement path | route (trajectory) of Embodiment 2 of this invention. It is explanatory drawing which shows the 2nd modification of the movement path | route of Embodiment 2 of this invention. It is a center part longitudinal cross-sectional view of the bedding cleaner which concerns on Embodiment 3 of this invention. It is explanatory drawing which shows the vertical positional relationship of the driving wheel and mattress in the bedding cleaner of FIG. It is explanatory drawing which shows the planar positional relationship of the drive wheel, driven wheel, and suction inlet in the bedding cleaner of FIG. It is a center part longitudinal cross-sectional view which shows the modification of the bedding cleaner which concerns on Embodiment 3. FIG. It is a center part longitudinal cross-sectional view of the bedding cleaner which concerns on Embodiment 4 of this invention.

Embodiment 1 FIG.
The first embodiment will be described below with reference to FIGS.
FIG. 1 is a longitudinal sectional view of a central portion of a bedding cleaner according to Embodiment 1 of the present invention. 2 is a cross-sectional view of the central portion of the bedding cleaner of FIG. FIG. 3 is a block diagram showing a configuration relating to the control of the bedding cleaner of FIG. FIG. 4 is a flowchart showing a control operation of the bedding cleaner of FIG.

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In this specification, the “bedding” is a bedding having air permeability, and refers to a mattress or a comforter. In addition, when sleeping on a bed or mattress pad without using a mattress, the bed or mattress pad can be a kind of bedding. When the surface (front side) of a bed or futon is covered with a breathable cloth or bag, the cloth or bag is also considered as a part of bedding.

In this specification, “bedding drying” means supplying warm air to the bedding to remove moisture in the bedding. The drying of the bedding includes removing dust from the hot air that has passed through the bedding and supplying clean air when the hot air is supplied. Dust removed by drying the bedding includes, but is not limited to, dirt, pollen, fiber scraps, scattered hair, harmful substances such as dead mites and feces, and pests.

In the present invention, “cleaning of bedding” or “cleaning of bedding” means that air is sucked from the bedding side to collect dust on the surface or inside of the bedding to clean the bedding. As a means for collecting dust, for example, either one or both of a filter (filter member) and a cyclone type dust collector are used. The means for collecting dust is not limited to these two methods. When cleaning bedding and supplying “warm bedding” by supplying warm air to the bedding, the bedding dryer used for the “bedding drying” can be a bedding cleaner.

In the first embodiment, “resident” means a person who lives in one house or room with a bedding cleaner. Residents include related parents, children, siblings, and sisters. The resident also includes a visitor who temporarily stays in the living space HA described later for a predetermined period, and other persons who live together. Residents also include those who borrow one or more living spaces by one or more people. When a bedding cleaner is used, the resident may be referred to as a “user”.

Various programs executed by the control device 3 during the drying operation of the bedding cleaner 1 and various data used and created when the various programs are executed are mainly stored in the storage unit 3R. The storage unit 3R includes, for example, a nonvolatile storage device such as a ROM, a flash memory, or an HDD, and a volatile storage device such as a RAM that constitutes a work area.

In FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, 1 is the bedding cleaner used as the object of this invention.
FIG. 1 is a longitudinal sectional view of the bedding cleaner 1 viewed from the side in the traveling direction.
100A is a mattress (first bedding) to be cleaned by the bedding cleaner 1, and is placed on furniture such as a bed or on the floor. 100B is a comforter (second bedding) placed on top of this mattress 100A. When these two futons are collectively referred to as “bedding”, reference numeral “100” is used.

These beddings 100 are formed with dimensions sufficiently larger than the height of the user. The bedding 100 is roughly divided into those used on a bed and those used directly on a tatami mat or a floor, and the sizes of the two are slightly different. For example, a certain manufacturer's one is for a bed and is called the smallest “single size”. The comforter 100B has a width of 150 cm × a length of 210 cm, and the mattress 100A has a width of about 100 cm × a length of about 200 cm. Is the size of In what is called a large “double size”, the comforter 100B is 190 cm wide × 210 cm long, and the mattress 100A is approximately 140 cm wide × 200 cm long. As is well known, the futon is filled with cotton (also referred to as “filling”), feathers, etc. in a breathable cloth outer bag, so that it retains heat and absorbs and releases moisture (absorbs moisture, Designed to be rich in spitting). The cotton here may be synthetic fiber in addition to cotton, and the material is not limited.

The bedding cleaner 1 is used by being placed on a mattress 100A as shown in FIG. At that time, if the comforter 100B is placed over the bedding cleaner 1, the upper and lower two beddings 100 can be dried simultaneously.
Reference numeral 2 denotes a main body case that forms the outline of the main body 1 </ b> A of the bedding cleaner 1. The main body case 2 is formed into a perfect circle in a planar shape by integral molding of plastic, and the vertical cross-sectional shape is a horizontally long ellipse with a part of the upper surface being flat as shown in FIG.

As shown in FIG. 1, the main body case 2 has a semicircular shape in the entire four directions around the horizontal line HL passing through the upper and lower central portions. In other words, when viewed from above, the body case 2 has a semicircular shape in the four directions around the top surface that appears in the plan view.
The main body case 2 is normally moved in the traveling direction FD by a mechanical drive unit (also referred to as “mechanical propulsion unit”) 4 described later. The main body case 2 has one hemispherical surface from the top to the bottom in the moving direction. That is, it is desirable that the surface of the top portion of the main body case 2 is a three-dimensional curved surface. The reason for this will be described later. 2B is the lower surface (bottom surface) of the main body case 2. It is desirable that the lower surface 2B is always close to the upper surface of the mattress 100A during the period in which the main body case 2 moves during the bedding drying operation. During the period in which the main body case 2 moves during the bedding drying operation, it is not desirable for the main body case 2 to move while the lower surface 2B is in contact with the upper surface of the mattress 100A and generates a frictional force.

The bedding vacuum cleaner 1 is devised so that when it moves between the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B by itself, there is little friction with the bedding 100 and the progress is smooth. Specifically, the entire surface of the main body case 2 (at least the upper surface and the four sides on the front, rear, left and right) is formed as smooth as possible on the assumption that it may be in direct contact with the lower surface of the comforter 100B. . That is, the entire surface of the main body case 2 (at least the upper surface and the four sides on the front, rear, left, and right) is formed into a three-dimensional curved surface as described above, and the curved surface is fine enough to catch the surface of the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B. It is formed so that there is no protrusion. The smooth surface referred to here may be a surface formed by ordinary plastic molding, and does not require special processing such as special mirror finish.

5A and 5B are suction ports formed respectively on the ceiling surface on the traveling direction side (leading side) of the main body case 2 and the bottom surface on the opposite side. The suction ports 5A and 5B are concentrically centered on the center point (CPO) of the main body case 2 as shown in FIG. When the two suction ports 5A and 5B are generically referred to, the reference numeral “5” is used.

The suction passage 6 is a cavity communicating vertically from the suction port 5 toward the horizontal line HL. A dust collection chamber 8 is connected to a rear side (opposite to the traveling direction FD) from the upper and lower intermediate point of the suction passage 6 through a large circular window 7. A filter 9 for dust filtration is installed in the dust collection chamber 8 so as to partition the whole from the ceiling to the bottom. In addition, the filter 9 has a zigzag vertical cross-sectional shape, and has an increased surface area for filtration. The filter 9 is not a single layer, but a fine mesh-like prefilter is placed on the side close to the window 7, that is, on the upstream side of the air flow, and on the downstream side, finer dust is collected than the prefilter. A configuration in which a plurality of stages are installed, such as a main filter that can be used, may be used.

Furthermore, a blower chamber 11 is connected to the rear side of the dust collection chamber 8 through a circular window 10. An electric blower 13 having a rotating shaft 12 that is horizontal is installed in the blower chamber 11. 13M is a motor of the electric blower 13. Reference numeral 14 denotes a fan fixed to the tip of the rotary shaft 12 so as to face the window 10.

Further, a heating chamber 16 is connected to the rear side from the blower chamber 11 through a circular window 15. Reference numeral 17 denotes an electric heater disposed in the heating chamber 16, for example, a PTC heater is used. The heater 17 has a fine through-hole formed in a honeycomb shape so that air can pass therethrough. The heater 17 is not limited to a PTC heater, and may be a radiation electric heater of another form such as a sheathed heater.

18 is an exhaust passage communicating with the heating chamber 16 through the opening 19 on the wall surface on the back side of the heating chamber 16. At the end of the exhaust passage 18, a blower outlet 20 </ b> A on the ceiling surface of the rear part of the main body case 2 and a blower outlet 20 </ b> B on the bottom surface 2 </ b> B of the rear part of the main body case 2 are provided. These two air outlets 20A and 20B are in a position where they overlap in the vertical direction, and as shown in FIG. 2, they are on a concentric circle centered on the center point (CPO) of the main body case 2, and are in an arc shape. Is formed. When the two outlets 20A and 20B are generically referred to, the reference numeral “20” is used.

22 is a drive wheel which is a core structure of the mechanical drive unit 4. The driving wheel 22 has a large diameter and a relatively wide flat tire shape so as to support the weight of the bedding cleaner 1 and to obtain a sufficient frictional force in contact with the upper surface of the mattress 100A.

As shown in FIG. 2, a pair of drive wheels 22 are provided at symmetrical positions on both sides of a center line CLY (right and left) when the main body case 2 is viewed in the Y-axis direction. The right driving wheel 22R and the left driving wheel 22L are rotationally driven in the forward and reverse rotation directions by dedicated motors 22MR and 22ML, respectively.

23 is a running wheel which is the core structure of the mechanical drive unit 4. Unlike the driving wheel 22, the traveling wheel 23 is not driven by a driving source such as a motor 22MR, 22ML or the like. The traveling wheel 23 is also referred to as a “driven wheel” because it only rotates as the body case 2 moves while supporting the weight of the body case 2.

As described above, the total weight of the main body case 2 is supported by the driving wheels 22 and the traveling wheels 23. However, it is assumed that the main body case 2 is laid and placed on the upper surface of the comforter 100A and the comforter 100B is hung as shown in FIG. In this case, the weight of the comforter 100B is further added on the main body case 2. And when the installation area of the driving wheel 22 and the traveling wheel 23, that is, the area where the driving wheel 22 and the traveling wheel 23 are in contact with the mattress 100A is small, the driving wheel 22 and the traveling wheel 23 are separated by the weight of the body case 2 and the comforter 100B. However, it sinks greatly from the upper surface of the mattress 100A. Thereby, it is assumed that the bottom surface (lower surface) 2B of the main body case 2 is shaped to push down the mattress 100A. If the main body case 2 is moved in such a state, the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2 may come into contact with the upper surface of the mattress 100A over a wide range, and there is a concern that a frictional resistance that prevents horizontal movement of the main body case 2 may occur. Therefore, in the first embodiment, the weight of the main body case 2 and the comforter 100B, the softness (or hardness) of the mattress 100A, and the like are comprehensively taken into consideration, and a normal comforter 100B is hung as shown in FIG. However, the gap GP is set so that even a slight gap is secured between the bottom surface (lower surface) 2B of the main body case 2 and the upper surface of the mattress 100A. The size of the gap GP may be about 10 mm.

24 is a position sensor installed so that the detection surface is exposed on the lower surface of the front portion of the main body case 2. The position sensor 24 includes a light emitting unit that emits light such as infrared rays on the surface of the mattress 100A on the traveling direction FD side of the bedding cleaner 1, and a light receiving unit (for example, a phototransistor) that receives reflected light from the light emitting unit. Have. The detection signal of the position sensor 24 is input to the control device 3. Note that the number of light beams for detection is not limited to one, but may be a plurality. Further, an ultrasonic sensor may be used instead of the infrared sensor.

25 is a dust sensor that counts the number of dust particles having a predetermined particle diameter or more by applying a laser beam or the like to the air flow sucked into the suction passage 6 from the suction port 5A. Various types of such dust sensors are already known. For example, in a self-propelled cleaner introduced in Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2014-236838, a technique for discriminating the amount of dust contained in an airflow is introduced. Therefore, although detailed description of the dust sensor is omitted, “dust scattering degree information” is generated by the dust determination unit 32 in the control device 3 according to the amount of dust measured by the dust sensor 25. In this Embodiment 1, in order to measure the amount of dust in the direction in which the bedding cleaner 1 moves forward, the dust sensor 25 is installed between the suction port 5A on the traveling direction FD side and near the window 7, The dust amount of the air immediately after flowing in from the suction port 5A is measured. This dust scattering degree information is used by the control device 3 that functions as a host computer of the bedding cleaner 1 to control the rotational speed of the electric blower 13, that is, the air suction capability.

27A is an inlet of the bypass air passage 27 provided immediately before reaching the heating chamber 16 from the blower chamber 11. The inlet 27 </ b> A can maintain the suction air volume of the electric blower 13 by allowing a part of the exhaust flow from the electric blower 13 to escape from the bypass air passage 27 to the outside of the main body case 2.

In order to allow a large amount of air to flow through the electric heater 17 such as a PTC heater, it is necessary to increase the air permeability, the opening ratio, etc. of the electric heater 17, which may increase the size and cost of the electric heater. Moreover, sufficient heat cannot be given with an electric heater, and it will also blow out with the low temperature unsuitable for drying the bedding 100.
On the other hand, in the first embodiment, the bypass air passage 27 can be used exclusively for exhaust air other than the hot air supply passage, so that the air flow for the hot air is maintained in an appropriate range and adversely affects the hot air blowing. Is prevented. For this reason, it is possible to blow dry air having a necessary temperature and air volume. In FIG. 2, 27 </ b> B is an outlet of the bypass air passage 27 formed on the bottom surface of the main body case 2 and is elongated in the Y-axis direction.

As is clear from the above description, inside the main body case 2, starting from the suction port 5, the suction passage 6, the dust collection chamber 8, the blower chamber 11, the heating chamber 16, the exhaust passage 18, the opening 19, and the air outlet A “ventilation passage” 28 that is continuous with 20 is partitioned. In addition, a bypass air passage 27 that branches from a portion immediately before the electric heater 17 in the middle of the air passage 28 and communicates with the outside of the main body case 2 is also provided.

26 is a battery such as a lithium ion battery as a power source. The battery 26 is an energy source for the mechanical drive unit 4, the electric blower 13, and the electric heater 17, and is also a power source for the control device 3 and the like described in FIG. The battery 26 can be repeatedly charged with a commercial power source for home use (for example, voltage 100 V) and used.

30 is a circuit board on which an input operation unit 31 for a user to provide input operation information to the control device 3, a drive circuit 33 of the electric blower 13, a drive circuit 34 of the mechanical drive unit 4, and the like are mounted. One circuit board 30 or two or more circuit boards 30 are installed at intervals in the vertical direction.

The battery 26 and the circuit board 30 are arranged so as to overlap on the (left and right) center line CLY shown in FIG. For this reason, the circuit board 30, the electric blower 13, and the battery 26 are aligned in a straight line in the vertical direction. Since the electric blower 13 and the battery 26 are the heaviest parts in the bedding cleaner 1, they are installed on the center line CLY in this way, and the weight distribution of the bedding cleaner 1 sandwiches the center line CLY. , To avoid imbalance on both sides. This prevents a difference in the frictional force between the drive wheels 22L and 22R and the mattress 100A. When the drive wheels 22L and 22R are rotated in the same direction by the same number of rotations, the main body case 2 moves straight in the traveling direction FD.

In FIG. 1, arrows F1, F2, and F3 indicate airflows flowing through the ventilation path 28, and the signs change in order from F1 to F2 and from F2 to F3. F2M represents a first flow from the blower chamber 11 to the heating chamber 16, and F2V represents a flow of air wind from the blower chamber 11 to the inlet 27A of the bypass air passage 27.

Next, FIG. 3 will be described.
In FIG. 3, reference numeral 40 denotes an LED light emitting unit having a plurality of LEDs (light emitting diodes) for guiding the operation of the input operation unit 31 with light and performing necessary display. Similarly, 41 is a voice guide unit for guiding the operation of the input operation unit 31 by voice and performing necessary notification.

42 is a central control unit that forms the core of the control device 3 that functions as a host computer of the bedding cleaner 1. The central control unit 42 is configured by a microcomputer, and is connected to a storage unit 3R that stores a control program for controlling the overall operation of the bedding cleaner 1, as will be described later. The storage unit 3R and the central control unit 42 are formed as a semiconductor integrated circuit on the circuit board 30 in terms of hardware.

The dust determination unit 32 receives the detection output of the dust sensor 25 and generates “dust scattering degree information”. That is, according to the amount of dust measured by the dust sensor 25, the dust determination unit 32 generates information that can tell the size of dust scattering.

43 is a surface determination unit of the bedding 100. The surface determination unit 43 receives light reception information from a light reception unit (not shown) of the position sensor 24 and determines whether or not the upper surface of the mattress 100A is at a predetermined position. If the existence of the mattress 100A is not detected, a predetermined (absence of the mattress 100A) abnormality notification signal is instantly transmitted to the abnormality processing unit 44.

45 is a drive circuit that controls the amount of power to the electric heater 17 and starts and stops energization. The drive circuit 45 operates in response to a drive command signal from the control device 3.

46 receives a rotational speed signal from a rotational speed counter 47 that counts the rotational speeds of the two drive wheels 22R and 22L, and whether or not the drive wheels 22L and 22R have rotated in the rotational direction and rotational speed according to the command signal. It is a rotation determination part which determines.

48L is a drive motor that rotates the drive wheel 22L. Reference numeral 48R denotes a motor that rotates the drive wheels 22R. An appropriate differential gear mechanism or the like is interposed between the motors 48L and 48R and the drive wheels 22L and 22R. Note that “48” is used as a reference symbol when the two drive motors are collectively referred to.

49 is a clock circuit also called a real time clock. The clock circuit 49 is supplied with power from a dedicated power source (built-in battery) different from the battery 26. Thereby, the timepiece circuit 49 is driven for a long period of time. The clock circuit 49 may be, for example, a radio-controlled timepiece, and informs the current date and accurate time in seconds if always requested by the control device 3. Therefore, the control device 3 can accurately determine the operation timing of the bedding cleaner 1 based on the time information from the clock circuit 49.

The drive circuit 45 of the electric heater 17, the drive circuit 33 of the electric blower 13, and the drive circuit 34 of the mechanical drive unit 4 are mounted on a circuit board (not shown) different from the circuit board 30. Also good. Since the electronic components such as the central control unit 42 and the storage unit 3R constituting the input operation unit 31 and the control device 3 are driven at a lower voltage (several volts or less) than the drive circuit 45 or the like, the circuit board It is good to concentrate on 30.

(Operation of bedding vacuum cleaner 1)
Next, FIG. 4 will be described.
FIG. 4 shows operation steps after the main power switch (not shown) of the bedding cleaner 1 is turned on.
Steps S1 to S16 are defined by the operation program of the microcomputer constituting the central control unit 42 in the control device 3.

When the resident (user) spreads the bedding cleaner 1 and performs a start (S1) operation on the comforter 100A with the input operation unit 31, a main power switch (not shown) is turned on (S2). Then, the microcomputer which comprises the central control part 42 of the control apparatus 3 starts an operation program.

First, the position sensor 24 determines whether or not there is a mattress 100A at a predetermined position (S3). If the signal indicating the existence of the mattress 100A does not reach the central control unit 42 in this step S3, the step does not proceed any further, and the LED light emitting unit 40 and the voice guide unit 41 notify the user. Is called. The content of the notification is, for example, such as “Please set the bedding cleaner 1 at the correct position. The mattress 100A is not detected at the current position.” When a signal indicating the presence of the mattress 100A does not reach the central control unit 42, the abnormal time processing unit 44 determines the contents thereof and instructs the LED light emitting unit 40 and the voice guide unit 41 to perform the above processing. To do. In the input operation unit 31, the LED light emitting unit 40 constituting the display unit and the voice guide unit 41 are activated and operate as described above (S4).

In step S3, when the existence of the mattress 100A is confirmed and there is no abnormality, the LED light emitting unit 40 and the voice guide unit 41 are similarly activated to notify the start of operation.

In the next step S5, the input operation unit 31 is activated to complete the preparation for receiving an input operation from the user, and the voice guide unit 41 is activated to prompt the user to perform an input operation (S5). Then, a display for selecting the operation mode is displayed, or instead of or in addition to this, the user is prompted to select the operation mode with the sound generated from the sound guide unit 41.

Next, the central control unit 42 of the control device 3 determines whether the automatic operation mode is selected or the manual operation mode is selected (S6). The automatic operation mode includes, for example, a mode in which bedding cleaning is performed for a predetermined time. For example, the standard course time for bedding cleaning is set to 60 minutes for a double size mattress. The automatic operation mode also includes a “bedding drying” mode. On the other hand, the manual operation mode includes a mode in which bedding cleaning is performed for a time set by the user.

If the automatic operation mode of “bedding cleaning” is selected in step S6, the process proceeds to the next step (S7). When neither the automatic operation mode nor the manual operation mode is selected, Step S6 is “No” and the process returns to Step S5.

Next, steps S7 to S15 will be described. These steps show the operation when the automatic operation mode for bedding cleaning is selected.
First, when the automatic operation mode is selected, the central control unit 42 generates a “cleaning start command signal” indicating that the bedding cleaning operation starts in the automatic operation mode, and transmits it to the mechanical drive unit 4. In the mechanical drive unit 4, upon receiving the cleaning start command signal, the drive circuit 34 starts driving the drive motors 48L and 48R (S7).

In step S7, measurement of elapsed time from the time when the drive circuit 34 starts driving the drive motors 48L and 48R starts. For example, whether or not the left driving wheel 22L and the right driving wheel 22R have made a quarter rotation is measured by the rotation number counter 47. The main body case 2 starts to move in a predetermined traveling direction FD. For example, the rotation speed counter 47 counts “1” when the left driving wheel 22L and the right driving wheel 22R rotate by a quarter, and counts “2” when the rotation further rotates by a quarter. The quarter rotation of the left driving wheel 22L and the right driving wheel 22R corresponds to, for example, 4 cm or 5 cm in a linear distance.

Next, in step S8, the position sensor 24 determines again whether or not there is a mattress 100A at a predetermined position at a position different from that in step S3 (S8). If the signal indicating the presence of the mattress 100A does not reach the central control unit 42 in this step S8, the step does not proceed any more and the process proceeds to the abnormal stop (error stop) process (S16). In step S16, the LED light emitting unit 40 and the voice guide unit 41 notify the user. The content of the notification is, for example, as in step S3. “Check the position of the mattress 100A and the position of the bedding cleaner 1. Since the mattress 100A has not been detected at the current position, the operation was stopped. ”

If the presence of the mattress 100A is confirmed in step S8 and there is no abnormality, the process proceeds to the next step S9. In step S9, the rotation determination unit 46 determines whether the left driving wheel 22L and the right driving wheel 22R have made, for example, a quarter rotation. The main body case 2 starts to move in a predetermined traveling direction FD.

If it is determined in step S9 that it has moved by a predetermined distance, the process proceeds to the next step S10. In step S10, while the drive of the mechanical drive unit 4 is temporarily stopped, the electric heater 17 is energized, and the electric blower 13 is also energized, and the mattress 100A and the comforter are introduced from the suction port 5 of the main body case 2. Air from inside 100 </ b> B and between them is sucked into the suction passage 6. The dust in the air flow is collected by the filter 9, and only clean air reaches the heating chamber 16 and is blown out from the outlet 20 as warm air.

In step S10, the main body case 2 blows warm air in the direction of the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B while being temporarily stopped at the position where the mattress 100A is located, so that the futons can be dried. Note that the pause period and the hot air blowing time are synchronized, and this drying operation is performed for 10 seconds or 15 seconds, for example. If predetermined time passes, electricity supply to the electric heater 17 and the electric blower 13 will stop. Then, the count of the amount that the main body case 2 has moved in the predetermined traveling direction FD is reset and returns to zero.

Next, in step S11, the central control unit 42 transmits a drive start command signal to the mechanical drive unit 4, and upon receiving the command signal, the drive circuit 34 starts driving the drive motors 48L and 48R again.

In the next step S12, it is determined whether or not the elapsed time from the point of step S7 has reached a predetermined time (for example, 60 minutes as described above). Here, when it is a predetermined time, in order to end the bedding cleaning operation, the LED light emitting unit 40 displays a display indicating the end of the operation, and the voice guide unit 41 similarly performs the automatic operation in a predetermined program. The notification that the street has been completed is made by voice (S13). If the predetermined time has not been reached, the process returns to step S8.

In the next step S14, the main power switch is automatically turned OFF, and a series of bedding cleaning operations is finished (S15).

(Summary of Embodiment 1)
The bedding cleaner 1 described in the first embodiment includes a mechanical drive unit 4 that generates a self-propelling force upon contact with the bedding 100 to be cleaned, a suction port 5 through which air is sucked, and a blowout port through which air is blown out. A ventilation passage 28 having an electric motor 20, an electric blower 13 that sucks air containing dust from the suction port 5 into the ventilation passage 28, a dust collecting unit that filters dust from an air flow introduced into the ventilation passage 28, and Heating means provided in the ventilation path 28 for heating the air blown out from the air outlet 20. The electric blower 13 blows out the dust-collected air sucked into the ventilation path 28 and heated by the heating means for drying the bedding 100.

The bedding cleaner 1 is realized by the following specific configuration in the first embodiment. That is, the bedding cleaner 1 includes a mechanical drive unit 4 that generates a self-propelling force in contact with the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B to be cleaned. The bedding cleaner 1 has an air passage 28 having two upper and lower suction ports 5A and 5B through which air from the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B is sucked and two upper and lower air outlets 20A and 20B from which air is blown out. Prepare. The bedding cleaner 1 includes an electric blower 13 that sucks air containing dust from the suction ports 5A and 5B into the ventilation path 28, and a dust collection chamber 8 that filters dust from the air flow introduced into the ventilation path 28. And a filter 9 disposed in the. The ventilation path 28 is provided with an electric heater 17 that heats air blown from the outlets 20A and 20B. The electric blower 13 blows out the dust-collected air sucked into the ventilation path 28 and heated by the electric heater 17 for drying both the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B.

According to the bedding cleaner 1 according to the first embodiment, no work such as installation of a mechanical structure such as a moving rail on the furniture is required, and the main body case is rotated on the mattress 100A by rotating the driving wheels 22L and 22R. 2 moves in a predetermined direction, and in the course of the movement, air is sucked in from the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B side, dust in the airflow is removed to make clean air, and the upper and lower parts of the main body case 2 are again two places. The air outlets 20A and 20B can be blown out, and the bedding can be cleaned. Further, when such clean air is blown out, the air is heated and blown out, so that the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B can be dried. Moreover, since the electric blower 13 for cleaning the bedding is also the electric blower 13 that blows out the warm air for drying, the size of the ventilation path 28 can be reduced, whereby the configuration of the entire bedding cleaner 1 can be reduced. Usability can be improved.

In short, according to the present invention, it is possible to realize an electric device that reduces the physical and time burden on the user for the purpose of maintaining a comfortable bedding and realizing a comfortable sleep. By providing a cleaning function, a drying function, and an autonomous running function suitable for bedding, the labor of the user is reduced and the maintenance time is shortened. Further, by sharing the electric blower 13 necessary for the cleaning function and the drying function, it is possible to realize a reduction in size, weight, and cost.

The bedding cleaner 1 has a mechanical drive unit 4 that contacts the bedding 100 to be cleaned and generates a self-propelling force, an air inlet 5 through which air is sucked, and an air outlet 20 through which air is blown out. 28, an electric blower 13 that sucks air containing dust from the suction port 5 into the ventilation path, a dust collecting unit that filters dust from the air flow introduced into the ventilation path 28, and an outlet from the electric blower 13 And a heating unit that heats the air from the electric blower 13 that passes through the ventilation path 28 without flowing through the bypass ventilation path 27. The electric blower 13 blows air sucked into the ventilation path 28 and heated by the heating means for drying the bedding, and also blows out air from the bypass air path 27.

In the first embodiment, the bedding cleaner 1 is realized by the following specific configuration.
That is, the bedding cleaner 1 includes a mechanical drive unit 4 that generates a self-propelling force in contact with the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B to be cleaned. The bedding cleaner 1 includes an air passage 28 having two upper and lower suction ports 5A and 5B through which air from the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B is sucked and two upper and lower air outlets 20A and 20B from which air is blown out. . The bedding cleaner 1 includes an electric blower 13 that sucks air containing dust from the suction ports 5A and 5B into the ventilation path 28, and a dust collection chamber 8 that filters dust from the air flow introduced into the ventilation path 28. And a filter 9 disposed in the. In the ventilation path 28, the bypass air path 27 branched in the middle from the electric blower 13 to the blower outlet 20, and the electricity that heats the air from the electric blower 13 that passes through the ventilation path 28 without flowing through the bypass air path 27. And a heater 17. The electric blower 13 blows out the dust-collected air sucked into the ventilation passage 28 and heated by the electric heater 17 for drying the bedding, and also blows out the dust-collected air from the bypass air passage 27.

According to this bedding cleaner 1, since the bypass air passage 27 can be used exclusively for exhaust air other than the hot air supply passage, the air flow for hot air that has been collected and cleaned is maintained in an appropriate range while maintaining the warm air flow. The adverse effect on the wind blowing is prevented. For this reason, it is possible to blow out a clean dry air having a necessary temperature and air volume.

In the first embodiment, a more practical effect can be obtained by the characteristic configuration described below.
The bedding cleaner 1 according to the first embodiment has a main body case 2 in which a ventilation path 28, a dust collection unit, an electric heater 17, and an electric blower 13 are built. A suction port 5B and a blower outlet 20B are formed on the lower surface of the main body case 2 with a space in between as shown in FIG.
For this reason, it can suppress that the blown-out air returns to the suction inlet 5B by a short path | pass, and can improve a dust absorption effect.

The suction port 5 </ b> B is disposed on the leading side in the direction in which the main body case 2 advances by the mechanical drive unit 4. The blower outlet 20 </ b> B is disposed on the rear side in the direction in which the main body case 2 advances by the mechanical drive unit 4.
Thereby, since dust can be absorbed at the front side of the main body case 2, the dust absorption effect can be increased in a wide range of the bedding 100.

The suction port 5 </ b> A is formed on the upper surface of the main body case 2. The suction port 5 </ b> B is formed on the lower surface of the main body case 2. That is, the suction port 5 is formed on the upper surface and the lower surface of the main body case 2. The air outlet 20 </ b> A is formed on the upper surface of the main body case 2. The air outlet 20 </ b> B is formed on the lower surface of the main body case 2. That is, the air outlet 20 is formed on the upper surface and the lower surface of the main body case 2. The suction inlet 5 and the blower outlet 20 are formed at intervals.
Therefore, the blown air can be prevented from returning to the suction port 5 by a short path, and air can be introduced from both the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B, and warm air can be blown to both sides. Both 100A and the comforter 100B can be efficiently cleaned by one operation.

The suction port 5 </ b> A and the suction port 5 </ b> B, that is, the suction port 5 are arranged on the leading side in the direction in which the main body case 2 advances by the mechanical drive unit 4. The blower outlet 20 </ b> A and the blower outlet 20 </ b> B, that is, the blower outlet 20 are arranged on the rear side in the direction in which the main body case 2 travels by the mechanical drive unit 4.
For this reason, since dust can be absorbed at the front side of the main body case 2, the dust absorption effect can be increased over a wide range of the bedding 100.

Further, when the main body case 2 is viewed in a plan view, the suction port 5 and the air outlet 20 are formed concentrically with respect to one point (center point CPO).
For this reason, even when the body case 2 changes direction (turns) by 90 degrees or more, it does not greatly change the positions of the suction port 5 and the air outlet 20 and continuously sucks or dries from the state before the direction change. can do. In addition, when the electric blower 13 is arrange | positioned in the center point CPO of the main body case 2, there is no difference in the path length from the suction inlet 5 and the blower outlet 20 with respect to the electric blower 13. FIG. For this reason, air introduction and blowing are performed over the entire suction port 5 and air outlet 20, and the generation of noise due to air circulation in a narrow range is suppressed.

Moreover, when the main body case 2 is viewed in a longitudinal section of the central portion parallel to the direction in which the main body case 2 travels by the mechanical drive unit 4, the entire body case 2 is circular or horizontally long as shown in FIG.
For this reason, even if the main body case 2 contacts the lower surface of the comforter 100 </ b> B, the comforter 100 </ b> B is guided upward by the outer shape of the main body case 2. Thereby, the comforter 100B does not have a great resistance to the forward travel of the main body case 2, and the main body case 2 can travel straight ahead stably.

Further, as shown in FIG. 1, a battery 26 serving as a power supply source for the mechanical drive unit 4, the electric heater 17, and the electric blower 13 is built in the main body case 2.
The battery 26 and the electric blower 13 are arranged such that the electric blower 13 is located directly above the battery 26. Further, the battery 26 and the electric blower 13 are disposed on the center line CLY along the direction in which the main body case 2 travels.
For this reason, the heavy battery 26 and the electric blower 13 are positioned on the center line CLY of the main body case 2, and the position of the center of gravity of the main body case 2 is positioned at the center thereof. As a result, even when the main body case 2 receives a force that makes contact with the lower surface of the comforter 100B and hinders its progress, the main body case 2 generates a uniform thrust force in the left-right symmetry, thereby It is possible to go straight ahead stably.

Further, the suction port 5 is formed on the upper surface and the lower surface of the main body case 2, respectively. The upper suction port 5 and the lower suction port 5 communicate with each other via a common suction passage 6. Since it is such a structure, even if it becomes the state where the surface cloth of the quilt 100A or the comforter 100B is attracted to one of the suction ports 5, the other suction port 5 is connected to the ventilation path 28 via the suction passage 6. Air is inhaled. For this reason, it is possible to avoid the situation in which the main body case 2 is advanced while the futon 100A and the comforter 100B are strongly attracted to the suction port, and the main body case 2 can be smoothly advanced with less driving energy.

Embodiment 2. FIG.
The second embodiment will be described below with reference to FIGS.
FIG. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view of the central portion of the bedding cleaner according to Embodiment 2 of the present invention. FIG. 6 is a longitudinal sectional view of the central part (AA line) of the bedding cleaner of FIG. FIG. 7 is a block diagram showing a configuration relating to the control of the bedding cleaner of FIG. FIG. 8 is an explanatory diagram showing the relationship between the moving path (trajectory) of the bedding cleaner shown in FIG. 5 and the mattress. FIG. 9 is an explanatory diagram of the timing of intermittent movement and power supply of the bedding cleaner shown in FIG. FIG. 10 is an explanatory diagram showing a movement path (trajectory) of the bedding cleaner shown in FIG. In addition, the same code | symbol is attached | subjected to Embodiment 1 and an equivalent part, and the overlapping description is abbreviate | omitted as much as possible.

(Structure of bedding vacuum cleaner)
FIG. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view of the bedding cleaner 1 viewed from the rear (back) side in the traveling direction FD.
In FIG. 5, the bedding cleaner 1 is used by placing it on a mattress 100 </ b> A, as in the first embodiment. At that time, if the comforter 100B is placed over the bedding cleaner 1, the upper and lower two beddings 100 can be simultaneously cleaned and dried.
Reference numeral 2 denotes a main body case that forms the main body outline of the bedding cleaner 1. The main body case 2 is formed into a perfect circle in a planar shape by integral molding of plastic. The main body case 2 has an elliptical cross-sectional shape. Since it is such a main body case 2, when the bedding cleaner 1 moves between the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B by itself, the bedding cleaner 1 has less friction with the bedding 100 and proceeds smoothly. Note that the entire surface of the main body case 2 (at least the upper surface, the front, back, left, and right side surfaces) is formed as smooth as possible on the assumption that it directly contacts the lower surface of the comforter 100B. That is, the entire surface of the main body case 2 (at least the upper surface and the four sides on the front, back, left, and right) is formed in a three-dimensional curved surface, and the curved surface is formed so that there are no fine protrusions on which the surface of the mattress 100A is caught. . These points are basically the same as those in the first embodiment.

20 is an air outlet (for clean air and hot air) formed in the center of the bottom surface of the main body case 2. The planar shape of the blower outlet 20 is a horizontally long rectangle or a horizontally long ellipse. The horizontal width of the air outlet 20 is SW as shown in FIG. Moreover, as shown in FIG. 6, the blower outlet 20 is formed in the length HW in the advancing direction FD of the bedding cleaner 1. As described above, since the air outlet 20 has a horizontally long shape when seen in a plan view, a relationship of SW> HW is established.

W is a drying area depending on the air outlet 20 of the main body case 2. The drying zone W is a width that is determined to allow the mattress 100A to be dried when the bedding cleaner 1 moves in the traveling direction FD. The drying zone W is at least twice as large as the width dimension SW of the air outlet 20. For example, when the width SW of the blower outlet 20 is 7 cm, in the second embodiment, it is assumed from the experimental results and the like that the dry area W is 15 cm on average. However, the drying zone W changes depending on the distance between the air outlet 20 and the mattress 100A, the blowing speed of the hot air, and the like. Therefore, the drying area W always has a constant ratio with respect to the width of the air outlet 20. Don't be.

It is desirable that the outlet 20 be located as close as possible to the upper surface of the mattress 100A in order to introduce as much hot air as possible into the mattress 100A. However, the lower end edge of the air outlet 20 may come into contact with the upper surface of the mattress 100 </ b> A when the main body case 2 is moved, which may hinder smooth progress of the main body case 2. Therefore, during the period when the main body case 2 of the bedding cleaner 1 is moving in the traveling direction FD, the lower edge of the air outlet 20 may be separated from the upper surface of the mattress 100A. Further, during the period when the main body case 2 is temporarily stopped and hot air is blown out, the position of the lower end edge of the air outlet 20 becomes lower (than during the movement of the main body case 2) or comes into contact with the upper surface of the mattress 100A. A mechanism for moving the air outlet 20 up and down may be provided.

17 is an electric heater provided so as to lie in the center of the outlet 20, and a PTC heater is used. The heater 17 has a number of through holes for ventilation in the vertical direction. An electric blower 13 is disposed at a position directly above the heater 17.

13M is a motor of the electric blower 13, and is supported by a circular blow case 50C having an open top surface. The electric blower 13 and the electric heater 17 serve as a hot air supply source when bedding such as the mattress 100A is dried with hot air. In addition, when the bedding cleaner 1 is used as an electric vacuum cleaner to remove dust from the bedding 100, the electric blower 13 also serves as an air flow generating means for introducing the dust. As described above, the motor 13M and the fan 14 of the electric blower 13 are arranged in the center of the wind tunnel (ventilation duct) 55 described later so that the bedding 100 can be shared in both the cleaning and drying scenes.

Numeral 22 is four wheels (drive wheels) having the same size, shape and material. The wheels (drive wheels) 22 are arranged so as to surround the front, rear, left and right of the air outlet 20. In other words, when viewed two-dimensionally, two wheels (drive wheels) 22 are arranged on the right side of the air outlet 20 in the front-rear direction along the traveling direction FD, and are symmetrically located on the left side of the air outlet 20. The remaining two are arranged. Note that at least one of the left and right wheels among these wheels 22 is rotationally driven by a dedicated motor, respectively, and exerts a propulsive force that moves the main body case 2 forward, backward, and changes direction. In other words, one each of these wheels 22 is separately driven by a wheel drive unit (drive circuit) 34 to be described later. The bedding cleaner 1 moves forward or backward when the left and right wheels 22 of the main body case 2 rotate in the same direction, and changes direction when both wheels rotate in opposite directions. Here, the wheel 22 and the drive circuit 34 are main components of the mechanical drive unit 4.

Even when the comforter 100B is covered with and touches the upper surface of the main body case 2 by its own weight, the four wheels 22 are given sufficient rotational driving force to advance the main body case 2 in a predetermined direction. The upper surface of the mattress 100A is formed of a material that generates frictional resistance. In addition, wheels 22 that are in contact with the upper surface of the mattress 100A are arranged at symmetrical positions across the vertical center line VL. For this reason, even if the main body case 2 is in contact with the lower surface of the comforter 100B and receives a force that prevents the main body case 2 from proceeding, the main body case 2 is caused to generate a uniform propulsive force symmetrically left and right. It is possible to proceed in a straight line state stably.

Numeral 5 is a suction port formed so as to be scattered at four places on the lower surface of the main body case 2. In contrast to the air outlet 20, the air inlet 5 serves as an inlet for introducing air into the body case 2. The suction port 5 is provided at a position surrounding the front, rear, left and right of the wheel 22 when the main body case 2 is viewed from below. Although all the suction inlets 5 are formed in the same magnitude | size (caliber), this is an example and you may make it differ actively. For example, the diameter of the suction port 5 in the traveling direction FD of the bedding cleaner 1 may be formed smaller than the diameter of the suction port 5 in the reverse direction. Thereby, as the main body case 2 advances (moves), the air volume sucked from the rear side may be larger than the air volume on the front side. Conversely, the air volume sucked from the front side may be increased. Moreover, it is not necessary to make all the opening shapes of the suction inlet 5 into the same shape.

Reference numeral 52 denotes a suction port unit that is inserted and installed in each of the four suction ports 5 from the outside of the main body case 2. The suction port unit 52 is formed in a hollow cylindrical shape so as to communicate with the suction port 5. A large air hole is formed in the lowermost bottom surface of the suction port unit 52. In the vent hole, a rotating brush 53 (see FIG. 7) is arranged such that the lower end is in contact with the surface of the mattress 100A. The brush 53 is supported on a horizontal rotating shaft. The brush 53 is rotated around the rotation shaft by a brush drive unit 54 having a dedicated motor, and scrapes dust on the upper surface of the mattress 100A. Thereby, dust is removed from the mattress 100 </ b> A by the air flow sucked into the suction port 5. The broken line arrow F <b> 1 shown in FIG. 5 indicates the air flow sucked into the suction port 5. Similarly, broken-line arrows F2 and F3 indicate the flow of wind blown from the inside of the main body case 2 via the blowout port 20. The wind indicated by the arrow F3 is warm air because it is warmed by the heater 17.

The suction port unit 52 is structured such that the user can remove it from the suction port 5 and attach it. In the suction port unit 52, a brush 53 and a coarse filter (referred to as “prefilter”, not shown) that collects dust in the air are provided. The pre-filter and the brush 53 can be further removed from the inlet unit 52 and cleaned and washed (washed with water). For this reason, the user can remove lint and other dust accumulated in the prefilter using the bedding cleaner 1. Similarly, the hair entangled with the brush 53 can also be removed. In the state where the brush 53 is incorporated in the suction port unit 52 and set in the suction port 5 portion, the first gear portion formed at one end portion of the brush 53 is the second gear located inside the main body case 2. Engage with the gear. Thereby, the brush 53 receives a rotational driving force. The second gear is rotationally driven by a dedicated motor (not shown).

55 is a ventilation duct occupying a large volume in the main body case 2. The ventilation duct 55 includes an inlet portion 55 </ b> A connected to the four suction ports 5. An inverted conical dust collecting cylinder portion 55C is formed in the center portion, which has outlet portions 55B connected to the respective inlet portions 55A.

The entire upper surface and lower surface (bottom surface) of the dust collecting cylinder portion 55C are opened. A circular opening 55U formed on the lower surface of the dust collecting cylinder 55C is an outlet for airflow. The opening 55U is in close contact with the upper end of the circular air blowing case 50 whose upper surface is open. The internal space of the dust collection cylinder portion 55C forms a dust collection chamber 8.

9 is a main filter installed from the upper surface opening part 55T of the dust collection cylinder part 55C so that it may closely_contact | adhere to the inner peripheral surface of the dust collection cylinder part 55C. The main filter 9 is formed in a cup shape. The main filter 9 has a function of filtering finer dust than the pre-filter, and is formed of plastic, nonwoven fabric, or the like. Note that the main filter 9 is provided with circular windows that match the diameters of the outlet portions 55B at the opposing portions of the four outlet portions 55B. As a result, the main filter 9 can introduce air sucked into the ventilation duct 55.

51 is a rigid lid installed so as to close the upper surface opening of the main filter 9. The lid 51 is made of a plastic material or the like. The lid 51 is detachably attached to the upper opening edge of the main filter 9. When the lid 51 is lifted, the main filter 9 is lifted up and can be taken out from the dust collecting cylinder portion 55C.

Thus, in the main body case 2, a series of ventilation paths extending from the ventilation duct 55 having the inlet portion 55 </ b> A and the outlet portion 55 </ b> B to the dust collection cylinder portion 55 </ b> C, the blower case 50, and the blower outlet 20. 28 is formed. The electric blower 13 is arranged in the middle of the ventilation path 28, and the air on the bedding 100 is sucked from the inlet 55A, and the dust contained in the air flow is separated from the air by the main filter 9. ing. For this reason, the airflow generating means for supplying warm air and the air introducing means for exerting the basic function of the vacuum cleaner for collecting dust are realized by the common electric blower 13 and the ventilation path 28. .

Further, the outer case of the main body case 2 has a window 2W that is covered with a lid 2T so as to be opened and closed. In a state where the window 2W is opened, the dust collection chamber 8 (the internal space of the dust collection cylinder portion 55C) is configured to be opened to the outside of the main body case 2. For this reason, the dust accumulated on the main filter 9 can be taken out from the window 2W.

Thus, according to the configuration of the second embodiment, the internal space of the main body case 2 is effectively utilized, and the common electric blower 13 realizes the supply of warm air and the generation of air current for cleaning. Can be configured compactly.

Numeral 56 is a silencer rectifying plate attached in a shape protruding downward to the center of the lower surface of the lid 51. The silencer rectifying plate 56 is formed in an inverted conical shape from a material that easily absorbs sound. The silencer rectifying plate 56 is located at a point where the air flows sucked from the four suction ports 5 merge, and is installed to obtain an effect of reducing noise generated when the air flows merge. The main filter 9 may be replaceable so that it can be discarded as it is when dust accumulates. In that case, it is economical if the component in which the lid 51 and the silencer rectifying plate 56 are coupled can be used many times.

As described above, the circular window 2W is formed at the center of the upper surface of the main body case 2 so that the main filter 9 can be taken out by lifting the lid 51. This window is normally closed with a circular lid 2T. 2P is a packing attached to the outer peripheral edge of the lid 2T for increasing confidentiality. The packing 2P is made of silicon rubber having a high elasticity and has a hollow structure. When the lid 2T is fitted into the window 2W, the packing 2P is sandwiched in a compressed state, so that the passage of air between the window 2W and the lid 2T is blocked, and the confidentiality of the dust collecting cylinder portion 55C is maintained. Is done.

Next, FIG. 6 will be described.
Reference numeral 57 denotes a control unit main circuit board installed at an upper portion of the wind tunnel 55 at a rear position when viewed from the dust collecting cylinder portion 55C. Various electric / electronic components constituting the control device 3 of the bedding cleaner 1 to be described later are mounted on the control unit main circuit board 57.

58 is an input circuit board installed obliquely in front of the dust collecting cylinder portion 55C. On the input circuit board 58, various electric / electronic components constituting an input operation unit 31 (see FIG. 7) described later are mounted. Although not shown in FIG. 6, the input operation unit 31 includes a capacitance change detection electrode installed inside the ceiling surface of the main body case 2.

59 is an optical sensor attached to the end of the input circuit board 58. The optical sensor 59 detects visible light (indicated by broken arrows in FIG. 6) such as various illumination lights and sunlight from above the main body case 2. That is, when the optical sensor 59 senses such visible light, it outputs a predetermined detection signal to the control device 3.

The main body case 2 is formed of, for example, a milky white material (opaque material) so that the optical sensor 59 can sense light from the outside of the main body case 2. The portion directly above the optical sensor 59 is formed with a window in which a transparent plate is fitted or has a thin shape so as to easily transmit visible light (however, it has a thin structure). In addition, it has sufficient strength against the load from above and has been devised so as not to impair the rigidity of the entire main body case 2).

63 is an input / output unit for near field communication (NFC) that can communicate with a mobile communication terminal device (not shown) having an NFC (near field communication) function. The near field communication (NFC) input / output unit 63 is mounted on the input circuit board 58.

60 is a dust sensor that counts the number of dust particles having a predetermined particle diameter or more by applying a laser beam or the like to the air flow sucked into the ventilation duct 55 from the suction port 5. The dust sensor 60 corresponds to the dust sensor 25 of the first embodiment. The dust sensor 60 is installed near the suction port 5 on the traveling direction FD side, and measures the amount of dust in the air immediately after flowing in from the suction port 5. The dust scattering degree information generated according to the amount of dust measured by the dust sensor 60 is obtained by the control device 3 functioning as a host computer of the bedding cleaner 1. Used for control.

61 is an ion generating device that generates and mixes negative ions with the air flow sucked into the ventilation duct 55 from the suction port 5 on the rear side of the main body case 2. Note that an ozone generating device may be installed instead of the ion generating device. In any case, 61 is installed for the purpose of exerting sterilizing and deodorizing effects on the air above the bedding 100 flowing into the ventilation duct 55.

62 is a bedding surface detection unit. A light emitting unit 64 emits special light to the surface of the mattress 100A on the traveling direction FD side of the bedding cleaner 1 and includes one or a plurality of LED elements. A light receiving unit 65 receives reflected light from the light emitting unit 64 and uses, for example, a phototransistor. The light emitting unit 64 and the light receiving unit 65 constitute a main part of the bedding surface detection unit 62. The “special light” of the light emitting unit 64 is the same light in the visible light region as that of sunlight or the light from the indoor lighting, or light in the infrared light emitting region.

67 is a light emitting unit constituting a dirt detecting unit 68 described later. Reference numeral 69 denotes a light receiving unit such as a camera, which is one part constituting the dirt detection unit 68. The light receiving unit 69 photographs a predetermined range (for example, a circular or elliptical range having a diameter of several centimeters) on the upper surface of the mattress 100A illuminated by the light emitting unit 67. The light receiving unit 69 is desirably a CCD camera or the like that can enlarge and close the surface of the bedding 100 such as a mattress 100A. The light emitting unit 67 includes a light emitting diode (LED) that emits special light for photographing the bedding 100. The special light is, for example, ultraviolet light having a wavelength of 375 to 400 nm (nanometer).

In FIG. 6, SF is the distance that the bedding cleaner 1 travels in the traveling direction FD when the bedding cleaner 1 repeatedly moves, stops, and moves. This distance SF is about 1.5 to 2 times larger than the width HW of the air outlet 20 in the front-rear direction.

On the upper surface (front side) of the main body case 2, a touch panel type sensing unit using a change in capacitance is arranged on the side closer to the light emitting unit 64 than the NFC input / output unit 63. The sensing unit also serves as a touch-type input operation unit 31 (see FIG. 7). The main body case 2 displays a target position indicating the information communication terminal device so that the user can visually recognize the information communication terminal device (not shown) having an NFC (near field communication) function. A light emitting diode element (not shown) is arranged. The light emitting diode element is illuminated with light from the inside of the main body case 2C. The light emitting diode element is disposed on the upper surface of the input circuit board 58 corresponding to the NFC input / output unit 63.
Reference numeral 70 denotes furniture such as a floor or a bed of a house on which the mattress 100A is placed.

Next, FIG. 7 will be described. FIG. 7 is a block diagram showing an internal main configuration of the bedding cleaner 1, and the components described in FIG. 5 and FIG.
Reference numeral 66 denotes a temporary storage unit that temporarily stores data of reflected light from an object such as the mattress 100A received by the light receiving unit 65.
Reference numeral 71 denotes a determination unit that constitutes a core part of the bedding surface detection unit 62. The determination unit 71 operates in response to a command signal from the imaging unit 72. The determination part 71 analyzes the data of the reflected light from the surface of the mattress 100A, and determines whether the mattress 100A is within a predetermined range.

73 is a stain determination unit having the core function of the bedding stain detection unit 68. The determination unit 73 receives a command from the photographing unit 74 and analyzes image data of one screen photographed with the light of the black light from the light emitting unit 67 using a dedicated algorithm. The determination unit 73 determines the degree of difference for each screen from the comparison result with the reference screen. For example, the determination unit 73 counts the presence / absence of a point where the brightness and the surroundings change in one screen while keeping one screen in a light blue background color. In addition, some bacteria have a fluorescent substance, and the breeding part of these bacteria is identified as a white color from the surroundings by applying black light.

75 is a temporary storage unit that records the image data acquired by the light receiving unit 69 in time series. 76 accumulates the comparison result data of the determination unit 73, and finally determines the degree of surface contamination (for example, three-step evaluation) for the bedding 100 as a whole when the bedding cleaning and the bedding drying operation are completed. It is a bedding stain determination unit. The bedding contamination determination unit 76 notifies the user of the degree of contamination of the bedding 100 by means of audio information from the audio guide unit 41, light emission via the LED light emission unit 40, blinking, and the like.

When the bedding stain determination unit 76 detects a stain exceeding a predetermined level (for example, an evaluation point having the most contamination in the three-stage evaluation), the control device 3 controls the wireless communication unit (wireless input / output unit) described later. The fact that the bedding is dirty and detailed judgment data may be collectively transmitted to an information receiving device (not shown) such as an information communication terminal device or a home server provided inside the home via 77. . The voice guide unit 41 includes a voice synthesizer (not shown) and a speaker (not shown) that emits voice according to the voice guide signal generated by the voice synthesizer.

42 is a central control unit constituting the core of the control device 3. Reference numeral 44 denotes an abnormality processing unit that has a program for performing a predetermined process such as an emergency stop when an abnormality occurs, and performs an abnormality determination. When the main power switch (not shown) is turned on and the control device 3 starts the bedding cleaning operation and the bedding drying operation, the abnormal time processing unit 44 is supplied from various electric components, the electric heater 17, the electric blower 13, and the like. Monitor the data to determine if there are any abnormal operating conditions.

Reference numeral 78 denotes a current detection unit that detects whether the brush 53 is rotating as specified. The current detection unit 78 monitors the current flowing through the motor of the brush drive unit 54.
79 is a commercial power supply of 100 V-50 Hz or 60 Hz. A main power switch (not shown) that can be opened and closed by the user is provided downstream of the commercial power supply 79, and an open / close button of the switch is disposed in the input operation unit 31.

The electric heater 17 is a PTC heater and has a characteristic of automatically suppressing a current flowing through itself as the temperature rises. Although a temperature detection element dedicated to this PTC heater is not provided, a heat sensitive element, such as a thermistor, for monitoring the internal temperature of the ventilation duct 55 or the main body case 2 is provided so that the temperature does not become abnormally high. The abnormality processing unit 44 monitors.

Next, FIG. 8 will be described.
FIG. 8 is an explanatory view showing the movement path MK of the bedding cleaner 1 and shows a state in which the bedding cleaner 1 has progressed halfway on the double size mattress 100A. The configurations described in FIGS. 5 to 7 are denoted by the same reference numerals and redundant description is omitted.

The movement trajectory (path) MK of the bedding cleaner 1 is from the start point (movement start point) SAP to the end point (movement end point) STP in the example of FIG. The movement path MK is not limited to a path such as so-called “one-stroke drawing” as described above, and may be a path that reciprocates back and forth or left and right along a straight line or a curve. The starting point SAP and the end point STP may be the same. That is, the movement route MK may be set so that it always returns to the departure point.

Control data indicating such a movement path MK is incorporated as a program in the microcomputer constituting the central control unit 42 of the control device 3 of the bedding cleaner 1 as coordinate data of the X axis and the Y axis as shown in FIG. It is. However, the total length of the movement route MK and the shape of the route should be determined in correspondence with the size of the flat area of the mattress 100A as much as possible. For this reason, in the input operation unit 31, before starting the drying operation, for example, an input key such as “Area: Large” or “Futon Size: Large” is displayed, and when it is selected, The desired dry area is obtained. Also, setting information such as the size of the mattress 100A and the desired cleaning time can be read from an information communication terminal device (not shown) via the NFC input / output unit 63.

As shown in FIG. 8, when the bedding cleaner 1 moves on the movement locus MK and reaches the end point STP, an area where the drying effect by the bedding cleaner 1 is obtained (hereinafter referred to as “drying area”). Is like KZ shown in FIG. Note that LA is the length of the mattress 100A, and WA is the width dimension. The “cleaning area” that can be cleaned is wider than the “dry area”. This is because, as is apparent from the diagram shown in FIG. 5, there are suction ports 5 (suction port units 52) on both the left and right sides of the width W of the “drying zone” that can be dried in one step.

As shown in FIG. 8, the starting point SAP to which the bedding cleaner 1 moves is the position L1 from the left end of the mattress 100A. When viewed from the starting point SAP, the movement locus MK moves from the left edge to the WL position, from the right edge to the WR position, and from the earliest side edge (fourth side 100E described later) to the L2 position. . This L1, WL, WR, L2 is the case where the position where the user first placed the bedding cleaner 1 is the starting point SAP. If the position of the starting point SAP is different, L1, WL, WR, L2 is Change. However, the bedding cleaner 1 is automatically controlled by the control device 3 so as not to drop off from the upper surface of the mattress 100A as will be described later. That is, if the shape and area of the mattress 100A are different, the movement locus (route) MK shown in FIG. 8 changes. In the “single size” mattress 100A as described above, the total length of the movement locus MK is naturally set short.

In FIG. 8, W is a drying area where the bedding cleaner 1 can exert a drying effect by one movement as shown in FIG. SF is the distance traveled in the traveling direction FD when the bedding cleaner 1 repeats the movement, stop, and movement operations. As shown in FIG. 8, when advancing a plurality of times from the starting point SAP to the ending point STP, the traveling direction FD is changed at a right angle (90 degrees) at the turning point, and then further turned 90 degrees. It will be. Repeating such movement, stop, and movement is the same when cleaning bedding.

As is apparent from FIG. 8, in the bedding cleaner 1 according to the second embodiment, in order to dry a predetermined drying area (also referred to as “drying area”) KZ, the interval between adjacent movement trajectories MK is set to be dry. It is set so that the non-drying area does not occur between the two adjacent dry areas W so that the areas W are continuous. As a result, it is possible to exhaustively dry the predetermined drying area KZ without gaps in the minimum operation time.
In the case of bedding cleaning (cleaning), as described above, since a “cleaning area” larger than the bedding drying area is set in one operation as described above, naturally, a wide range of the upper surface of the mattress 100A is automatically set. Can be cleaned.

In FIG. 8, CL1 is a center line in the X-axis direction of the mattress 100A. In both cases where the bedding cleaner 1 moves through the movement path MK by repeating the movement, stop, and movement, or moves continuously at a slow speed, the cleaning area and the drying area KZ of the mattress 100A are the same. Inside, a difference may be given, such as cleaning strength “strong”, dryness “strong”, and dryness “weak”. In general, it is said that sweat or the like that spills during sleep at a sleeping person is particularly common in a region centered on the back. For this reason, when the main purpose is to dry the mattress 100A, it is better to dry the center region CL1 around the left region in FIG. However, when going to bed in the winter season, if your feet are warmer, you can sleep comfortably, so conversely, you may be allowed to drive with increased drying capacity so as to increase the degree of dryness on the right side of the center line CL1. . For example, when the bedding cleaner 1 is moved for a distance SF in the traveling direction FD and stopped for a predetermined time, and the electric heater 17 generates hot air during the stop, the electric heater is used for the same stop time. 17 is to increase the supplied power. Alternatively, increasing the drying capacity may be a method of increasing the stoppage time of the bedding cleaner 1. The user can arbitrarily select the dryness by the input operation unit 31. For this reason, the bedding cleaner 1 according to the second embodiment has improved usability and is practical.

In the bedding cleaner 1 according to the second embodiment, a policy of moving the moving path MK by repeating the operations of predetermined distance movement / stop / predetermined distance movement several tens of times or more is adopted as a basic operation pattern. . This is one reason that it is advantageous to cooperate with the operations of the bedding surface detection unit 62 and the dirt detection unit 68, as will be described later.

Although it has been described that the driving conditions can be input from the NFC input / output unit 63 by the information communication terminal device, specifically, the specific information of the bedding 100 may be transmitted from the information communication terminal device. The “specific information” of the bedding 100 is, for example, size data indicating the size of the mattress 100A or a size identification code (for example, “S is a single size”, “W is a double size”, etc.) , Information on the material of the futon (the distinction of whether the inside is feather or cotton, etc.), the material of the cloth on the front of the futon, and the like. The specific information of the bedding 100 is information that the user has previously read into the information terminal communication device.

If such an NFC input / output unit 63 is used, the length (LA) and width (WA) of the mattress 100A, or “single size” is used to first determine the movement path MK when cleaning bedding or heating bedding. The operation for the user to set an index indicating the size of the mattress 100A such as “double size” by the input operation unit 31 is omitted.

As shown in FIG. 9, the movement pattern of the main body part (main body case 2) of the bedding cleaner 1 according to the second embodiment is moved by a predetermined distance (FS) and then stopped for a predetermined time (T2). In this method, the bedding 100 is cleaned while hot air is blown at a position, and after a predetermined time (T2) has elapsed, it is moved again by a predetermined distance.

When the main body case 2 is linearly advanced, the wheel drive unit 34 described with reference to FIG. 7 simultaneously rotates the left and right two wheels 22 having the same outer diameter size in the same direction by the same number at a relatively low speed. . Then, when the distance SF (for example, 5 cm, which corresponds to the distance that the wheel 22 has rotated by one quarter) is moved by multiplying by several seconds (predetermined time T1), the rotation number counter 47 counts as “1”, At the time of one-fourth rotation, “2” is counted. Note that the quarter rotation of the wheel 22 corresponds to, for example, a linear distance of 4 cm or 5 cm.

Note that if it is rotated at a high speed, depending on the material of the surface of the wheel 22 and the friction coefficient, it slips between the upper cloth of the mattress 100A and wastes electric energy. For such control, a rotation determination unit 46 and a rotation number counter 47 are provided.

The measurement data of the rotation number counter 47 is input to the rotation determination unit 46 in real time. From the rotation determination unit 46, the determination data is output to the central control unit 42 in synchronization with the rotation of the wheels 22, and is used as feedback information in the control of the mechanical drive unit 4 by the central control unit 42.

Then, based on the information from the rotation determination unit 46, the central control unit 42 determines whether or not the elapsed time TA has reached the predetermined time T1, and determines whether or not the vehicle has advanced by the predetermined distance FS.

When the elapsed time TA reaches the predetermined time T1, it has progressed by one unit of the predetermined distance FS on the movement route (movement locus) MK. The central control unit 42 updates the X-axis coordinate data indicating the position of the main body case 2 after traveling on the movement route MK. Then, the measurement result (count value) of the predetermined time T1 is reset (returns to zero).

FIG. 9 is an explanatory diagram showing the timing of power supply and the amount of power for the mechanical drive unit 4 and the electric heater 17.
As is clear from this figure, a forward command signal is issued to the wheel drive unit 34 of the mechanical drive unit 4, and the amount of power during the moving period (predetermined time T1 in FIG. 9) is Y watts ( For example, 30W).

Then, the energization of the mechanical drive unit 4 becomes zero, and the amount of power during the period (predetermined time T2 in FIG. 9) in which the main body case 2 remains stationary is X watts (for example, 200 W or 300 W). The X watt electric power is mostly consumed for heat generation to the electric heater 17, and most of the rest is consumed by the electric blower motor 13M.

Thus, in the second embodiment, the power supply periods (T1, T2) for the mechanical drive unit 4 and the electric heater 17 are shifted so as not to overlap each other. This is in order to effectively use limited electric energy so that the instantaneous total electric power does not increase. In particular, when a rechargeable battery such as a lithium ion battery is used as a power source, a light-weight rechargeable battery with a small rated current can be adopted, which is advantageous in terms of cost reduction and weight reduction of the bedding cleaner 1.

(Operation of the bedding surface detector 62)
The schematic diagram of FIG. 10 shows a movement path (movement locus) MK when the bedding cleaner 1 is moving on the upper surface of the bedding 100 from the left toward the right edge 100E. Black dots (X1, X2, X3...) Are positions where the bedding cleaner 1 temporarily stops and performs a cleaning operation while drying the bedding 100 with warm air. These black dot information is generated in the control program of the central control unit 42 at the start of operation, and the coordinates (X axis, Y axis) of each temporary stop position (X1, X2,...) Are specified. Has been.

The movement path (movement trajectory) MK is such that the main body case 2 of the bedding cleaner 1 passes the X3 position and goes to the X4 position, and from the X4 position, like a semicircular path indicated by a broken line in FIG. The direction is set so that the direction is reversed by 180 degrees toward the predetermined position X5.

When the bedding surface detector 62 detects the absence of the mattress 100A while passing the position X3 and moving toward the position X4, the abnormality processing unit 44 outputs the following operation command signal. A call is sent to the central control unit 42.
(1) The movement (forward movement) of the main body case 2 of the bedding cleaner 1 is immediately stopped (an emergency stop command signal is output to the mechanical drive unit 4).
(2) The main body case 2 of the bedding cleaner 1 detects the absence of the mattress 100A and returns to the mechanical drive unit 4 for retreating from the position SS where it has been stopped to the previous temporary stop position X3. A predetermined drive command signal is issued.
(3) When the main body case 2 of the bedding cleaner 1 returns to the previous temporary stop position X3, the coordinates of the next target position are changed to the coordinates of X6 so as to move from the position of X3 to the position of X6. Advancing in a semicircular shape from the position of X3, reversing the direction by 180 degrees and proceeding to position X6. Then, at the position of X6, as in the normal state, it is stationary for a predetermined time T2, and cleaning and drying operations are performed in this stationary state.

In the schematic diagram of FIG. 10, the distance from the position SS where the main body case 2 of the bedding cleaner 1 detects the absence of the mattress 100 </ b> A to the fourth side 100 </ b> E on the foot side of the mattress 100 </ b> A is sufficient. large. For this reason, in the schematic diagram of FIG. 10, the bedding cleaner 1 does not fall off from the upper surface of the mattress 100A even if the bedding cleaner 1 travels through the next target point X4 and travels along a moving path MK as shown in a semicircular shape by a broken line. . The detection range (sensing zone SZ) of the bedding surface detection unit 62 is closest to the front position of the main body case 2 (see FIG. 6). In the bedding cleaner 1 according to the second embodiment, a method of returning to the immediately preceding temporary stop position X3 is employed in order to more surely avoid dropping to the fourth side 100E due to some unforeseen cause. When implementing the bedding cleaner 1, it is not always necessary to control to return to the temporary stop position X3.

In the second embodiment, the means for contacting the mattress 100A and supporting the weight of the main body case 2 are the four wheels 22. If another propulsion mechanism such as an endless track is provided instead of the wheel 22, the dimension L2 in FIG. 10 can be further reduced.

Further, the dimension of L2 in FIG. 10 can be set by the input operation unit 31 of the bedding cleaner 1 so as to change as appropriate in the situation where the mattress 100A is placed. For example, in the case where the quilt 100A is placed directly on a tatami and the case where the quilt 100A is laid on a bed or a mat, the latter has a greater anxiety factor. When the input operation unit 31 first inputs the installation condition of the mattress 100A, if it is appropriately input, the movement route MK in which the dimension of L2 is automatically set wide is selected.

(Part 3: Operation of optical sensor 59)
When the bedding cleaner 1 intermittently travels a predetermined distance FS on a predetermined movement route (movement trajectory) MK and is cleaning and drying the bedding 100, the bedding cleaner 1 is usually on the bedding cleaner 1. Has a comforter 100B. However, the position of the comforter 100B may be shifted to a horizontal position, and the comforter 100B may not exist above the bedding cleaner 1 in the middle of the movement path MK. In addition, during the bedding cleaning and drying operation, there is a possibility that the user or the like temporarily removes the comforter 100B (lifts upward) (the resident other than the user is in the bedding cleaning or drying operation). (There is also a case where the comforter 100B is lifted without knowing it).

It is the optical sensor 59 that detects whether the comforter 100B is present above the bedding cleaner 1 during the operation as described above. If the comforter 100B is not hung before the drying operation is started, the detection signal from the optical sensor 59 is not input to the central control unit 42. As a result, the abnormality processing unit 44 determines that an abnormality has occurred, and neither the bedding cleaning mode nor the drying operation mode is started.

Also, once the operation is started, if the light sensor 59 does not detect the presence of the comforter 100B, that is, if it receives light or sunlight from an indoor fluorescent lamp, the operation is immediately stopped. The abnormal time processing unit 44 prohibits the operation of the dirt detection unit 68 via the central control unit 42. This is because it is not preferable that the special light of the light emitting unit 67 enters the human body (eye) of the user or the like. In addition, since the bedding surface detection unit 62 uses visible light, there is a possibility that the light from the room illumination lamp becomes a disturbance element and cannot be accurately detected when the comforter 100B is not on the upper side. For this reason, the bedding surface detection unit 62 also does not emit light when the comforter 100B is not on the upper side. In addition, when it stops automatically by such an abnormal situation, the audio | voice guide part 41 alert | reports the content of abnormality detection to a user with an audio | voice.

(First Modification of Embodiment 2)
FIG. 11 is an explanatory diagram illustrating a first modification of the movement route (trajectory) MK according to the second embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 11 shows four movement paths MK superimposed on the mattress 100A for explanation. The first movement path MK1 schematically shows a path along which the main body case 2 of the bedding cleaner 1 that starts moving from the movement start point SAP moves. As shown in FIG. 11, the first movement route MK1 starts from the SAP, makes one round in the clockwise direction, and returns to the movement end point STP.

Similarly, the second movement route MK2 is a route that further returns from the movement end point STP to the movement start point SAP, and then moves clockwise from the outside of the first movement route MK1 at a predetermined interval. The bedding cleaner 1 goes around twice as a result by returning to the movement end point STP.

Similarly, when the third movement route MK3 and the fourth movement route MK4 are moved from the same movement start point SAP as a starting point, the circumference of the first movement route MK1 is made three times.

In FIG. 11, the movement start point SAP and the movement end point STP are drawn so as to be adjacent to a close position, but may actually be the same position. That is, when these four movement paths MK are expressed by X-axis coordinates and Y-axis coordinates, the XY coordinates of the movement start point SAP and the movement end point STP may be the same. Although the number of movement trajectories MK may be four or more, the following description is based on the assumption that there are four. In FIG. 11, CL2 is a center line in the Y-axis direction of the mattress 100A.

The central controller 42 of the bedding cleaner 1 stores a computer program for instructing a route along which the main body case 2 moves. The computer program uses XY coordinate value data indicating the movement path MK (MK1 to MK4).
Furthermore, when the area surrounded by the movement route MK1 is “1”, the total area surrounded by the movement tracks MK1 and 2 is “2”, and the total area surrounded by the movement routes MK1, 2 and 3 is “3”. To increase. Therefore, when the user determines a cleaning area by the bedding cleaner 1 or a desired drying area, the “area” as described above may be designated. However, since a sleeper generally sleeps on or near the center line CL2 of the mattress 100A, when determining the movement route MK, it is desirable to set the center point FP before and after the mattress 100A as the center. .

When the user selects various driving courses (driving modes) from the input operation unit 31, the above-described area ratio may be specified. For example, when the setting is “100%”, the movement paths MK1 to MK4 are all targeted, and when the minimum area ratio, for example, “20%” is set, the main body case 2 moves only on the movement path (movement locus) MK1. It shall be.

Further, the movement paths MK1 to MK4 shown in FIG. 11 have different lengths from the movement start point SAP to the movement end point STP.
Therefore, when the user decides the desired area for cleaning and drying by the bedding cleaner 1, the above-mentioned “path length” may be designated. For example, when selecting various driving courses (driving modes), for example, in the setting of “full length, longest, or 100%”, all of the first moving route MK1 to the fourth moving route MK4 are targeted, and “shortest” is set. In this case, it is assumed that the main body case 2 moves only on the first movement route MK1. When “40%” is set, the main body case 2 moves only on the first movement path MK1 and the second movement path MK2.

Further, for example, in the “concentrated (careful) drying” mode, the main body case 2 may be moved by limiting the range of the movement path MK to, for example, only the first and second movement paths MK1, MK2. Only in the specific range, the moving distance per unit time (for example, 1 minute) of the main body case 2 is reduced, or the electric power supply amount per unit time to the electric heater 17 is increased, thereby cleaning in the specific range. The effect can be increased. Similarly, this means that only heating in this specific range can be performed, and operation that enhances the heating effect can be performed.

(Second Modification of Embodiment 2)
FIG. 12 is an explanatory diagram showing a second modification of the movement route MK according to the second embodiment of the present invention.
In the second modification, the movement route MK is set separately on the chest side area ZO1 and the foot side area ZO2 so that the start point SAP and the end point STP are connected by one line.

In the foot side area ZO2, the movement route MK is set so that the movement start point SAP, the center point FP, and the end point STP are connected by a single line.
The main body case 2 of the bedding cleaner 1 that has started moving from the movement start point SAP on the first movement path MK1 makes one turn counterclockwise and returns to the movement start point SAP, and then starts moving. From the point SAP, the direction is changed inward, and the second movement path MK2 formed concentrically is moved.

The main body case 2 moves in the second movement path MK2 counterclockwise almost nearly once and enters the third movement path MK3. When the main body case 2 reaches the center point ZP2 of the foot-side area ZO2, the direction of the main body case 2 changes to the center point FP, and further changes direction by 90 degrees at the center point FP to reach the movement end point STP. To move. Thereby, the cleaning and drying operation of the foot side area ZO2 are completed.

If the operation for cleaning or drying is performed up to the chest area ZO1, the main body case 2 enters the first movement path MK1 of the chest area ZO1 from the center point FP. Then, the main body case 2 goes around the first movement path MK1, turns to the left so as to enter the second movement path MK, and moves counterclockwise in this way, and finally the chest side A movement end point STP in the area ZO1 is reached, the movement operation is finished, and the operation is finished.

Thus, in the second modification example of the movement route shown in FIG. 12, the movement route MK of the foot area ZO2 and the movement route MK of the chest area ZO1 are set so as to be connected by a single line. The main body case 2 of the bedding cleaner 1 can be moved efficiently.

11 and 12 can be used for "concentrated (careful) drying" and "concentrated (careful) cleaning". The range of the movement path MK (for example, only the first and second movement paths) is limited, the main body case 2 is moved, and only a specific range is cleaned or dried, or the specific range Cleaning and drying effects can be enhanced. The latter can be realized, for example, by slowing the moving speed per unit time (for example, 1 minute) of the main body case 2 or increasing the amount of power supplied to the electric heater 17. Conversely, cleaning and drying can be completed in a short time by limiting the movement range of the main body case 2 to a specific range, such as the center of the mattress 100A, its periphery, or the foot area ZO2.

(Summary of Embodiment 2)
The bedding cleaner 1 described in the second embodiment includes a mechanical drive unit 4 that generates self-propelling force upon contact with the bedding 100 to be cleaned, a suction port 5 through which air is sucked, and a blowout port through which air is blown out. A ventilation passage 28 having an electric motor 20, an electric blower 13 that sucks air containing dust from the suction port 5 into the ventilation passage 28, a dust collecting unit that filters dust from an air flow introduced into the ventilation passage 28, and Heating means provided in the ventilation path 28 for heating the air blown out from the air outlet 20. The electric blower 13 blows out the dust-collected air sucked into the ventilation path 28 and heated by the heating means for drying the bedding 100.

This bedding cleaner 1 is realized by the following specific configuration in the second embodiment. That is, the bedding cleaner 1 includes a mechanical drive unit 4 that generates a self-propelling force in contact with the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B to be cleaned. Further, the main body case 2 of the bedding cleaner 1 is formed with four suction ports 5 on the lower surface where air from the mattress 100A side is sucked and one outlet 20 on the lower surface where air is blown. The bedding cleaner 1 includes an air passage 28 having the suction port 5 and the air outlet 20. The bedding cleaner 1 also has an electric blower 13 that sucks air containing dust from the suction port 5 into the ventilation path 28, and a dust collection chamber 8 that collects dust from the air flow introduced into the ventilation path 28 (collection chamber). The main filter 9 disposed in the dust cylinder portion 55C) and the electric heater 17 in the ventilation path 28 for heating the air blown out from the outlet 20 are provided. A control device 3 that controls the electric blower 13, the mechanical drive unit 4, and the electric heater 17 in an integrated manner is provided inside the main body case 2. The movement path MK of the main body case 2 is regulated by the control device 3. The electric blower 13 blows out the dust-collected air sucked into the ventilation path 28 and heated by the electric heater 17 toward the mattress 100A for drying.

According to the bedding cleaner 1 of the second embodiment, no work such as installation of a mechanical structure such as a moving rail on the furniture is required, and the main body case is formed by rotating the driving wheels 22L and 22R on the mattress 100A. 2 moves in a predetermined direction, and in the course of the movement, air is sucked in from the mattress 100A side, dust in the air flow is removed to obtain clean air, and the air outlet at one place on the lower surface of the main body case 2 is again formed. 20 can be blown out, and the bedding can be cleaned. When such clean air is blown out, the air is warmed and blown out, so that the mattress 100A can be dried and the comforter 100B can be dried. Moreover, since the electric blower 13 for cleaning the bedding is also the electric blower 13 that blows out the warm air for drying, the size of the ventilation path 28 can be reduced, whereby the configuration of the entire bedding cleaner 1 can be reduced. Usability can be improved.

It should be noted that the bedding cleaner 1 may be moved freely within a certain range instead of being advanced according to the predetermined movement trajectory MK on the mattress 100A. For example, a range that does not fall off from the mattress 100A may be determined as a movement range, and the range may be allowed to move straight, turn, or move in the reverse direction.

When the bedding cleaner 1 is advanced on the mattress 100A according to a predetermined movement trajectory MK, the movement path (movement trajectory) MK starts from the start point (movement start point) SAP to the end point before the main body case 2 starts moving (movement start point). It may be obtained by appropriately calculating the stroke in the course of progress without determining the entire stroke up to the movement end point STP. For example, the outline of the entire process from the starting point SAP to the end point STP may be determined before the main body case 2 starts moving, and then the control device 3 may finely adjust the course as the main body case 2 advances. .

Further, as shown in the schematic diagram of FIG. 10, when the bedding cleaner 1 repeatedly advances and pauses, all the coordinates (X axis, Y axis) of the pause position (X1, X2,...) ) Need not be specified. For example, when the point X1 is reached, the coordinates of X2 to be paused next may be obtained by calculation. X2 and X3 may be determined by first determining target points at long intervals such as X1 and X4, and performing an interpolating process between X1 and X4 in the middle of progress.

In the second embodiment, a more practical effect can be obtained by the characteristic configuration described below.

As shown in FIG. 5, the upper surface of the main body case 2 is formed in a three-dimensional curved surface.
For this reason, even if the main body case 2 contacts the lower surface of the comforter 100 </ b> B, the comforter 100 </ b> B is guided upward by the three-dimensional curved surface shape of the main body case 2. For this reason, the comforter 100B does not have a great resistance to the forward travel of the main body case 2, and the main body case 2 can travel straight ahead stably.

The mechanical drive unit 4 has a rotating body such as a wheel 22 that contacts the bedding 100. As shown in FIG. 5, the rotating bodies are symmetrically disposed on both sides of a vertical center line VL parallel to the direction in which the main body case 2 travels.
For this reason, even if the main body case 2 is in contact with the lower surface of the comforter 100B and receives a force that hinders the advancement, the main body case 2 can be moved forward by generating an equal thrust force symmetrically to the main body case 2. It is possible to go straight ahead stably.

Inside the main body case 2 is incorporated a control device 3 having a control program for controlling the mechanical drive unit 4 so that the main body case 2 advances along a predetermined movement path MK.
For this reason, the movement of the main body case 2 can be left to the bedding cleaner 1, and user convenience can be improved.

As described with reference to FIG. 9, the mechanical drive unit 4 is intermittently driven by the control program of the control device 3. The mechanical drive unit 4 temporarily stops when the main body case 2 has advanced for the first predetermined distance or for the first predetermined time. During the stop, the electric heater 17 and the electric blower 13 are energized, and hot air is blown out. Thereafter, the mechanical drive unit 4 is driven in a state where energization to the electric heater 17 is temporarily stopped. After that, when the main body case 2 has advanced for the second predetermined distance or for the second predetermined time, the mechanical drive unit 4 temporarily stops. The bedding cleaner 1 according to the second embodiment is configured to repeat these operations in order.
For this reason, in this Embodiment 2, the period (T1, T2) of each electric power supply with respect to the mechanical drive part 4 and the electric heater 17 does not mutually overlap. As a result, the bedding cleaner 1 effectively utilizes limited electric energy, and becomes a product in which the instantaneous total electric energy does not increase. Thereby, especially when using rechargeable batteries, such as a lithium ion battery, as a power supply, a rechargeable battery with a small rated current can be adopted, which is advantageous in terms of cost reduction and weight reduction of the bedding cleaner 1.

In Embodiment 2, the control device 3 of the bedding cleaner 1 has described the embodiment in which the movement route MK is determined based on the driving time information input by the user. This operation time information does not indicate the image of “long or short” such as “long operation time”, “short operation time”, “hurry”, etc., which are defined in advance, but “60 minutes”, “45 minutes” Or a number indicating the time itself.

Embodiment 3 FIG.
13 to 16 illustrate the third embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 13: is a center part longitudinal cross-sectional view of the bedding cleaner which concerns on Embodiment 3 of this invention. In FIG. 13, the internal mechanism is indicated by a broken line. FIG. 14 is an explanatory diagram showing a vertical positional relationship between the driving wheel and the mattress in the bedding cleaner of FIG. FIG. 15 is an explanatory diagram showing a planar positional relationship between the drive wheel, the driven wheel, and the suction port in the bedding cleaner of FIG. FIG. 16 is a central longitudinal cross-sectional view showing a modified example of the bedding cleaner according to the third embodiment. In these drawings, the same or corresponding parts as those in the first embodiment are denoted by the same reference numerals, and redundant description is omitted as much as possible.

13 is that a single suction port 5 is formed at the center of the lower surface (bottom surface) 2B of the main body case 2. The main body case 2 has a circular planar shape or a long elliptical shape along the traveling direction FD, and a vertical cross-sectional shape of a horizontally long elliptical shape as shown in FIG.

The size of the main body case 2 is 20 to 25 cm in length, 20 to 25 cm in width (length in the traveling direction FD), and about 10 cm in height at maximum. The size of the main body case 2 is much smaller than the planar size of the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B. For this reason, the main body case 2 is completely covered with the comforter 100B as shown in FIG. That is, the space that the bedding cleaner 1 moves during the bedding cleaning operation is a closed space that is covered with the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B (partitioned from the outside).

A series of ventilation paths 28 extending from the inlet 5 to the outlet 20 are formed in the main body case 2. Inside the ventilation path 28, the dust collection chamber 8, the electric blower 13, and the electric heater 17 are arranged. Air (temperature is 40 ° C. to 50 ° C.) heated by the electric heater 17 is blown out from the blower outlet 20.

The state shown in FIG. 13 is a state in which the bedding cleaner 1 is placed in a closed space formed by the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B. In the state shown in FIG. 13, the facing distance (first gap) GP1 between the bottom surface 2B of the main body case 2 and the mattress 100A is about 1 to 2 cm. The first gap GP1 is the same as the gap GP in the first embodiment.

The drive wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 of the mechanical drive unit 4 are indicated by broken lines in FIG. In an initial state, the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 are rotatably supported on the main body case 2 by a shaft so as to protrude by a predetermined amount UN below the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2. As shown in FIG. 13, when the bedding is dried, the bedding cleaner 1 is placed on a soft bedding 100 such as a mattress 100A, and the comforter 100B is hung from above. In this case, part of the weight of the comforter 100B is also added to the weight of the main body case 2, and the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 sink below the upper surface of the mattress 100A. This sinking amount is indicated by the symbol UN2 in FIG.

In FIG. 13, reference numeral 23 </ b> A denotes a presser roller that presses the upper surface of the mattress 100 </ b> A closer to the traveling direction FD than the drive wheels 22 and the suction port 5. One presser roller 23 </ b> A is disposed on each of the two drive wheels 22 on the traveling direction FD side. The press roller 23A is not an essential structure in the third embodiment. In addition, the code | symbol 100M has shown virtually a mode that the cloth | dough on the surface of the mattress 100A swells with the suction flow which flows into the suction inlet 5. FIG.

Next, FIG. 14 will be described.
FIG. 14A shows the position of the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2 in the initial state and the position of the driving wheel 22 or the driven wheel 23 in the vertical direction as described above. The lower end surfaces of the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 are installed so as to protrude from the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2 by a predetermined amount UN.

Next, FIG. 14B shows the position of the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2 and the vertical position of the drive wheel 22 or the driven wheel 23 in a state where the main body case 2 is placed on the mattress 100A. It is.
The driving wheel 22 or the driven wheel 23 does not change in a state where the driving wheel 22 or the driven wheel 23 protrudes by a predetermined amount UN below the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2, but only the UN1 is sunk in the mattress 100A. Therefore, the facing distance between the upper surface of the mattress 100A and the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2 becomes the second gap GP2. The gap GP2 is expressed by a calculation formula: UN−UN1 = GP2.

Next, FIG. 14 (C) shows a case where the comforter 100B is further hung on the main body case 2. FIG. As apparent from FIG. 14C, a part of the weight of the comforter 100B is added to the weight of the main body case 2, so that the driving wheel 22 or the driven wheel 23 sinks further below the upper surface of the mattress 100A. Assuming that the amount of sinking is UN2, finally, the facing gap (gap) between the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2 and the upper surface of the mattress 100A becomes the first gap GP1, as shown in FIG. 14C. . The gap GP1 is expressed by a calculation formula: UN−UN2 = GP1. The spacing between the final lower surface 2B of the main body case 2 and the upper surface of the mattress 100A during the drying operation is the first gap GP1 which is smaller than the second gap GP2.

In the third embodiment, the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2 and the upper surface of the mattress 100A are kept close to each other with the gap GP1 interposed therebetween. Since the bedding cleaner 1 can be operated in this state, the dust that has accumulated and adhered to the upper surface of the mattress 100A concentrates and flows into the suction port 5 located immediately above it (high speed) air flow Is effectively recovered.

Furthermore, in the third embodiment, measures are taken to prevent the cloth on the surface of the mattress 100A from being sucked into or sucked into the suction port 5 side of the main body case 2. Hereinafter, the contents of the countermeasure will be described.

FIG. 15 shows a planar positional relationship between the drive wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 and the suction port 5. As is apparent from this figure, the suction port 5 has a crescent shape having a minor axis XL and a major axis YL. Since the minor diameter XL coincides with the traveling direction FD, air is sequentially sucked in a band shape with the width of the major diameter YL as the main body case 2 proceeds. In addition, when it is set as the crescent-shaped suction port 5 in this way, the width | variety of the suction port 5 is equalized entirely, and there is no location where a width | variety is partially wide compared with an ellipse. For this reason, there is little risk that the cloth on the surface of the mattress 100A is inadvertently sucked.

As shown in FIG. 15, the driving wheel 22 presses the upper surface of the mattress 100 </ b> A in the traveling direction FD when viewed from the suction port 5.
Further, the driven wheel 23 presses the upper surface of the mattress 100A on the side opposite to the traveling direction FD when viewed from the suction port 5. In other words, the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 are pressing the mattress 100A from above in a total of four locations in the front and rear of the main body case 2 so as to sandwich the suction port 5 from the front and rear. Yes. Thereby, the cloth on the upper surface of the mattress 100 </ b> A is not greatly lifted lightly by the airflow flowing into the suction port 5.
For this reason, according to the configuration of the third embodiment, it is suppressed that the cloth on the surface of the mattress 100A is sucked or sucked into the suction port 5B side of the main body case 2 and the sucked air flow is inhibited. The According to the configuration of the third embodiment, it is possible to suppress the dust suction force from being lowered, and the bedding can be effectively cleaned.

The distance RW1 between the pair of drive wheels 22 on the left and right and the distance WR1 between the drive wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 may be determined by the planar size and shape of the suction port 5. The pair of driving wheels 22 and the driving wheels 22 and the driven wheels 23 should be as close as possible to each other as long as the running stability is not impaired.

In the third embodiment, the bedding (the first bedding GP1 is maintained between the lower surface of the main body case 2 and the upper surface of the mattress 100A by the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 of the mechanical driving unit 4). Drying / cleaning) operation is executed.
The amount of protrusion UN of the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 from the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2 is not determined uniformly, but depending on the weight of the main body case 2, the types, materials, and weights of the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B Etc. are also taken into consideration. This protrusion amount UN can be determined by repeating experiments assuming the bedding 100. That is, the vertical positions of the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 are set so that the first gap GP1 is maintained.

14 has been described on the assumption that the outer diameter dimensions of the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 are the same, but when the outer diameter dimensions of the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 are different as shown in FIG. The amount UN1 that sinks from the upper surface of the mattress 100A is not the same between the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23.
Moreover, even if the outer diameter dimensions of the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 are the same, and the area where the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 are in contact with the upper surface of the mattress 100A is the same, the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel are also the same. The weight of the main body case 2 added to 23 is not necessarily the same.

Therefore, in consideration of these conditions, the size of the gap GP1 between the upper surface of the mattress 100A and the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2 is finally equal over the entire lower surface 2B of the main body case 2. It is desirable to set. However, as shown in FIG. 13, in the configuration in which the driving wheel 22 is provided on the front side, the rear driven wheel 23 is provided, and the suction port 5 is provided in the middle, the periphery of the front driving wheel 22 and the rear driven wheel are provided. Even if there is a slight difference in the dimension of the gap GP1 at the position around the moving wheel 23, the position of the suction port 5 does not excessively approach the upper surface of the mattress 100A. That is, it is not an absolute condition that the size of the gap GP1 is made uniform over the entire lower surface 2B of the main body case 2.

FIG. 16 is a longitudinal sectional explanatory view of the central portion showing a modification of the bedding cleaner 1 of FIG.
As apparent from FIG. 16, when the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2 is low on the front driving wheel 22 side and high on the rear driven wheel 23 side, the front side of the main body case 2 is higher than the horizontal line HL. The state is inclined downward by a predetermined angle α. The straight line BL is the center line in the vertical direction of the main body case 2 in the forward tilt posture.

Even in the forward inclined state as shown in FIG. 16, if the size of the gap GP1 is secured at the portion of the suction port 5, the suction port 5 is similar to the bedding cleaner 1 shown in FIGS. 13 to 15. The air suction effect can be obtained, and problems such as adsorption of the upper cloth of the mattress 100A can be suppressed. And if it is such a forward leaning attitude | position, when the main body case 2 advances to the lower surface of the comforter 100B, the resistance force received from the comforter 100B can be reduced, and the main body case 2 can advance further smoothly.

Even in this forward inclined posture, it is not preferable that the bottom surface 2B on the front side in the traveling direction FD of the main body case 2 is always in close contact with the upper surface of the mattress 100A. This is because the relationship between the main body case 2 and the upper surface of the mattress 100A becomes a sliding contact relationship when the main body case 2 is advanced. The “sliding movement” refers to a state or phenomenon in which the main body case 2 moves while the bottom surface 2B is placed on the upper surface of the mattress 100A.

The main body case 2 does not move only in the traveling direction FD, but may move in the opposite direction when traveling to the periphery of the mattress 100A. When the main body case 2 moves in the opposite direction, there is a concern that the main case 2 may be caught on the lower surface of the comforter 100B if the forward tilting posture is too large. For this reason, as shown in FIGS. 13 and 16, the front and rear surfaces of the main body case 2 may be formed into a three-dimensional curved surface, and the planar shape may be formed into a circle or an ellipse. . Of course, there is no concern as described above in the case of a system that always advances with one side of the main body case 2 leading and does not move backward (back travel).

(Summary of Embodiment 3)
As is clear from the above description, the bedding cleaner 1 according to the third embodiment has a mechanical drive unit in the closed space formed between the mattress 100A to be cleaned and the comforter 100B stacked thereon. 4 is provided with a body case 2 that moves in a predetermined direction. Inside the main body case 2, an air passage 28 is formed in which both ends of the suction port 5 through which air sucked from the enclosed space is introduced and the outlet 20 through which the air is discharged are formed. The bedding cleaner 1 also includes a dust collection chamber 8 that collects dust from the air passing through the ventilation path 28, an electric blower 13 that circulates air into the ventilation path 28, and air in the ventilation path 28. And an electric blower 13 and a control device 3 that controls energization of the electric heater 13 and the electric heater 17. The electric blower 13 blows out the air heated by the electric heater 17 from the air outlet 20. The mechanical drive unit 4 has drive wheels 22 that rotate while contacting the upper surface of the mattress 100A. The drive wheel 22 moves the main body case 2 in a state where the first gap GP1 is formed (non-contact) between the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2 and the upper surface of the mattress 100A.

Furthermore, the suction port 5 is disposed on the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2 and is located close to the upper surface of the mattress 100A.

The drive wheel 22 protrudes a predetermined amount (UN) below the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2. With the main body case 2 alone placed on the upper surface of the mattress 100A, a second gap GP2 larger than the first gap GP1 is formed between the upper surface of the mattress 100A and the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2. .

Furthermore, the main body case 2 is provided with a driven wheel 23 that supports the main body case 2 in cooperation with the drive wheel 22. The driven wheel 23 also projects downward from the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2.

Because of such a configuration, the dust deposited and attached on the upper surface of the mattress 100A can be effectively recovered by the high-speed air flow that collects at the suction port 5. Moreover, it is suppressed that the cloth on the surface of the mattress 100A is attracted to or sucked into the suction port 5 side of the main body case 2 to reduce the dust suction force, and the bedding is effectively cleaned.

It should be noted that the user may adjust the operation capability of the electric blower 13 so that, for example, only one capability of the electric blower 13 can be selected from two stages. For example, when the operation with increased suction force is started, but the cloth on the surface of the mattress 100A is greatly lifted by the airflow flowing into the suction port 5 on the way, and a part of the suction port 5 is blocked. The suction air volume is reduced. The control device 3 detects such a decrease in the intake air amount, and in that case, the control device 3 may perform control to reduce the capacity of the electric blower 13 so as to automatically reduce the intake air amount. Alternatively, the control device 3 may perform control such that the operation of the electric blower 13 is temporarily stopped and the operation is restarted after changing the command to the electric blower 13 so as to automatically reduce the intake air volume.

Further, in the example shown in FIG. 15, there are driving wheels 22 in the traveling direction FD when viewed from the suction port 5, and driven wheels 23 are arranged on the opposite side to the traveling direction FD. If there is a driving means such as an endless track for advancing the main body case 2 in the traveling direction FD, only the driven wheel 23 and the pressing roller 23A may be provided before and after the suction port 5.

Further, in the configuration shown in FIG. 15, driving wheels 22 and driven wheels 23 are provided on the front, rear, left and right of the suction port 5, and the driving wheels 22 and the driven wheels 23 surround the suction port 5 from the periphery. It has become. The arrangement of the drive wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 is not limited to this arrangement example. For example, one driving wheel 22 may be provided in front of the suction port 5 (in the traveling direction FD side) and one rear. In that case, the rotation amount of the driving wheel 22 on the opposite side (that is, the rear side) of the traveling direction FD may be set slightly larger than the rotation amount of the driving wheel 22 in the traveling direction FD when viewed from the suction port 5. Thereby, it is made into the tension | tensile_strength state between the front-and-rear drive wheels 22 so that the fabric on the upper surface of the mattress 100A is always stretched backward. This configuration is one effective means that can suppress the cloth on the surface of the mattress 100A from being sucked into the suction port 5 side.

In the third embodiment, the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 are arranged, but only the driving wheel 22 may be used. Further, as in the third embodiment, the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 may be configured to be stored inside the main body case 2 and exposed only from the main body case 2 in contact with the mattress 100A. It may be in a form that is entirely exposed.

Embodiment 4 FIG.
FIG. 17 is a longitudinal sectional view of the central portion of the bedding cleaner 1 according to Embodiment 4 of the present invention. In FIG. 17, the same or corresponding parts as those in the first to third embodiments are denoted by the same reference numerals, and redundant description is omitted as much as possible.

The feature of the fourth embodiment shown in FIG. 17 is that warm air (temperature is about 40 ° C. to 50 ° C.) is blown onto the upper surface of the mattress 100A, and then the lower surface (bottom surface) 2B of the main body case 2 is blown after a predetermined time. This is because dust is absorbed by a single suction port 5 formed in the center.

The main body case 2 has the same planar shape and longitudinal sectional shape as those described in the third embodiment. The difference between the third embodiment and the third embodiment is that the outer diameters of the traveling wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 are substantially the same.

In FIG. 17, SF is the distance traveled in the traveling direction FD when the bedding cleaner 1 travels in the traveling direction FD while repeating the movement, stop, and movement. This distance SF is about 1.5 to 2 times larger than the width (in the traveling direction) of the air outlet 20. For example, if the width of the outlet 20 is 3 cm, the distance SF that travels at one time is 5 cm to 6 cm.

When this bedding cleaner 1 is driven, the drive wheels 22 provided in pairs on the left and right in response to the drive command signal of the control device 3 simultaneously have the same number of revolutions in the same direction (actually, it does not exceed one revolution. Rotate at a relatively low speed by the same rotation angle. Thereby, the main body case 2 moves the distance SF over several seconds. Thereafter, the main body case 2 temporarily stops. The main body case 2 remains stopped for 10 seconds to 15 seconds, for example.

During the stop, warm air is continuously blown out from the outlet 20 of the bedding cleaner 1. At the same time, in the suction port 5, air is sucked from the mattress 100A side, and dust on the mattress 100A is sucked.

By the way, in this Embodiment 4, before inhaling air from the suction inlet 5, since the warm air is sprayed on the mattress 100A side, the tick lurking in the fiber of the mattress inside as well as the surface of the mattress 100A Is also removed by the air flow sucked from the suction port 5. In the fourth embodiment, since the bedding cleaner 1 travels for a predetermined time SF by a predetermined distance SF as described above, the specific position of the mattress 100A to which the hot air is blown is blown by the hot air. After about 30 seconds to 45 seconds have passed, it is located directly below the suction port 5. A mite that stays and lurks deep inside the mattress 100A (for example, a leopard mite as a representative example) starts to move to the surface of the mattress 100A and other places when the hot air is blown, hating the warm air. In the fourth embodiment, ticks in this moving process can be removed at once by a suction air flow. It is known that ticks live by having their legs entangled with fibers such as futons, and even if the wind is simply sent, ticks cling to the fibers and do not leave.

The ticks sucked from the suction port 5 are collected together with dust in the dust collection chamber 8, but die in the dust collection chamber 8. For example, mites are said to die if the environment at 50 ° C or higher continues for 20 minutes or longer. Since the warm air from the electric heater 17 circulates in the closed space formed between the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B, the above-mentioned killing condition can be sufficiently satisfied. In addition, when not driving | running, you may make it the structure which the suction inlet 5 is always closed with a shutter with force, such as a spring, and may prevent that a tick exits from the suction inlet 5. FIG.

(Overview of Embodiment 4)
As is clear from the above description, the bedding cleaner 1 according to the fourth embodiment has a mechanical drive unit in a closed space formed between a mattress 100A to be cleaned and a comforter 100B stacked thereon. 4 is provided with a body case 2 that moves in a predetermined direction. Inside the main body case 2, an air passage 28 is formed in which both ends of the suction port 5 through which air sucked from the enclosed space is introduced and the outlet 20 through which the air is discharged are formed. The bedding cleaner 1 also collects the dust in the dust collection chamber 8 that collects dust from the air passing through the ventilation path, the electric blower 13 that circulates the air in the ventilation path 28, and the air in the ventilation path 28. The electric heater 17 to heat, the electric blower 13, and the control apparatus 3 which controls electricity supply of the electric heater 17 are provided. On the lower surface of the main body case 2, the air outlet 20 is disposed on the front side in the traveling direction of the main body case 2, and the suction port 5 is disposed at a rear position away from the air outlet. The electric blower 13 blows out the air heated by the electric heater 17 from the air outlet 20. The main body case 2 has a first gap GP1 formed between the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2 and the upper surface of the mattress 100A by the drive wheel 22 of the mechanical driving unit 4 that rotates while contacting the upper surface of the mattress 100A. Move without contact. The control device 3 controls the mechanical drive unit 4 so that the position facing the air outlet 20 in the mattress 100A is positioned below the suction port 5 as the main body case 2 advances after a predetermined time.

Since it is such a structure, the bedding cleaner 1 of Embodiment 4 can collect | recover effectively the dust deposited and adhering to the upper surface of the mattress 100A with the high-speed airflow which gathers in the suction inlet 5. FIG.
Moreover, when the part with the upper surface of the mattress 100 </ b> A is viewed, warm air is blown first, and then that part is sucked by the air flow toward the suction port 5. Since it is such a system, the mites that have stayed inside the mattress 100A can be removed at once by the air flow sucked into the bedding cleaner 1. For this reason, cleaning of the bedding 100 can be performed more effectively.

Although the time from blowing warm air to sucking at the suction port 5 is about 30 seconds in the above example, the time for the warm air to penetrate into the mattress 100A, the mite reacts and starts moving. In consideration of the time until the time is taken, the suction is preferably performed for at least about 10 seconds. The progress pattern of the main body case 2 may be changed, and the main body case 2 may be continuously advanced in the predetermined direction FD without temporarily stopping while blowing warm air. In the course of the progress, the suction operation may be continuously performed by the electric blower 13 to collect the mites from the suction port 5. For this purpose, the traveling speed (per second) of the main body case 2 is set so that the main body case 2 moves in, for example, 10 seconds, between the air outlet 20 and the suction port 5 arranged on the lower surface of the main body case 2. Consider it. In addition, it is not preferable that the time from blowing warm air to sucking is set too long, because mites move to other places and cling to fibers and the like again.

The bedding cleaner 1 according to the fourth embodiment has a contact portion between the surface of the comforter 100B and the outer surface of the main body case 2 when the main body case 2 moves in a closed space formed between the mattress 100A and the comforter 100B. Then, the frictional force which prevents the movement of the main body case 2 arises by the sliding contact.
Therefore, the installation position or the size (the outer diameter of the wheel) of the drive wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 of the mechanical drive unit 4 maintains a propulsive force that can sufficiently overcome the frictional force. Is set on the upper surface of the mattress 100A so that the state in which the first gap GP1 is maintained between the lower surface of the main body case 2 and the upper surface of the mattress 100A is maintained. That is, the installation position or size (the outer diameter of the wheel) of the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 is set so that the lower surface of the main body case 2 and the upper surface of the mattress 100A are kept close to each other. .
Thereby, the main body case 2 moves horizontally in a state where the first gap GP1 is maintained, and the main body case 2 is prevented from slidingly moving while the lower surface of the main body case 2 is placed on the upper surface of the mattress 100A. Thereby, the movement of the main body case 2 is not hindered by the sliding contact movement, the propulsive force of the main body case 2 is maintained with a small amount of power, and the main body case 2 can proceed smoothly.

In the bedding cleaner 1 according to the fourth embodiment, the driving wheel 22 has a simple configuration in which the driving wheel 22 protrudes downward from the lower surface of the main body case 2, and a predetermined range between the upper surface of the mattress 100 </ b> A and the lower surface of the main body case 2. A gap is formed. The bedding cleaner 1 according to the fourth embodiment can obtain an effect that the propulsion force of the main body case 2 is maintained and proceeds smoothly with a small amount of power with a simple configuration.

In the bedding cleaner 1 according to the fourth embodiment, the driving wheel 22 and the driven wheel 23 jointly maintain a state in which the lower surface of the main body case 2 and the upper surface of the mattress 100A that is the first bedding are close to each other. When the main body case 2 is moved, the lower surface of the main body case 2 and the upper surface of the mattress 100 </ b> A come into contact with each other, and the mattress 100 </ b> A is prevented from becoming an obstacle that prevents the main body case 2 from moving. Thereby, the main body case 2 can advance smoothly.

In the bedding cleaner 1 according to the fourth embodiment, the lower surface of the main body case 2 and the upper surface of the mattress 100A are kept close to each other. When the cleaning operation for sucking in the dust collecting air is performed in this state, the dust that has accumulated and adhered to the upper surface of the mattress 100A due to the high-speed air flow flowing into the suction port 5 disposed on the lower surface of the main body case 2 is effective. To be recovered.

In the bedding cleaner 1 according to the fourth embodiment, the cloth covering the surface of the mattress 100A is attracted to or sucked into the suction port 5 side of the main body case 2, and the dust suction force is prevented from being reduced. Can be effectively cleaned.

In the bedding cleaner 1 according to the fourth embodiment, if the main body case 2 is tilted forward, the resistance received from the lower surface of the comforter 100B when the main body case 2 advances is also reduced. Thereby, the main body case 2 can progress further smoothly.

In the bedding cleaner 1 according to the fourth embodiment, an effect is obtained in which warm air is blown onto the mattress 100A, and the mites that remain inside the mattress 100A due to the penetration of the warm air start to move to the surface layer of the mattress 100A. It is done. Moreover, the bedding cleaner 1 of Embodiment 4 can remove such ticks at once with a high-speed air flow. For this reason, cleaning of bedding can be performed more effectively.

(Other embodiments)
At least a part of the control device 3 of the bedding cleaner 1 in Embodiments 1 to 4 may be configured as hardware by a logic circuit formed on an integrated circuit, or realized by software using a CPU or the like. May be.
Further, the rotation determination unit 46 of the mechanical drive unit 4, the determination unit 73 of the dirt detection unit 68, the imaging unit 74, the determination unit 71 of the bedding surface detection unit 62, the imaging unit 72, the dust amount detection unit (dust sensor) 25, Each function of the abnormality processing unit 44 may be realized by software.
When realized by software, the bedding cleaner 1 includes a CPU that executes instructions of a control program that realizes each function, a ROM that stores the program, a RAM that expands the program, a memory that stores a program and various data, and the like The storage device (recording medium) is provided. The bedding cleaner 1 is provided with a recording medium (for example, various semiconductor storage elements) in which the program code of the control program for the bedding cleaner 1 which is software for realizing the functions described above is recorded in a computer readable manner. The functions described above can also be achieved by reading and executing the program code recorded on the recording medium.

Moreover, in the bedding cleaner 1 of Embodiment 4, the blower outlet 20 and the suction inlet 5 are each provided only in the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2, and the mattress 100A side is intensively cleaned by blowing warm air on the mattress 100A. It was a form to do. In addition to the lower surface 2B of the main body case 2, a hot air outlet 20 and a dust suction port 5 may be provided on the upper surface of the main body case 2 respectively. Thereby, you may make it remove not only the mattress 100A but pests, such as the dust on the lower surface side of the comforter 100B, and the mite lurking in the comforter 100B.

The embodiment disclosed this time should be considered as illustrative in all points and not restrictive. The substantial scope of the present invention is defined by the terms of the claims, rather than the description above, and is intended to include any modifications within the scope and meaning equivalent to the terms of the claims.

The bedding cleaner and bedding dryer according to the present invention can be widely used not only in general households but also in business facilities such as housing complexes, nursing homes, and accommodation facilities.

CLX Front / rear center line CLY Left / right center line CPO Center point GP Gap HL Horizontal line MK Movement locus (movement path)
SAP starting point (movement start point)
STP end point (movement end point)
VL vertical center line 1 bedding cleaner 2 body case 3 control device 3R storage unit 4 mechanical drive unit (mechanical propulsion unit)
DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 5 Suction port 5A Suction port 5B Suction port 6 Suction passage 7 Window 8 Dust collection chamber 9 Filter 10 Window 11 Blower chamber 12 Rotating shaft 13 Electric blower 13M Motor 14 Fan 15 Window 16 Heating chamber 17 Electric heater (PTC heater)
18 Exhaust passage 19 Opening 20 Air outlet 22 Drive wheel 22L Left drive wheel 22R Right drive wheel 23 Traveling wheel (driven wheel)
23A Presser roller 24 Position sensor 25 Dust sensor (Dust amount detection unit)
26 Battery 27 Bypass air path 27A Inlet 27B Outlet 28 Ventilation path 30 Circuit board 31 Input operation part 32 Dust determination part 33 Drive circuit 34 Drive circuit 40 LED light emission part 41 Voice guide part 42 Central control part 43 Surface determination part 44 Processing at the time of abnormality Unit 45 Drive circuit 48 Drive motor 48L Drive motor 48R Drive motor 49 Clock circuit 50 Blower case 51 Lid 52 Suction port unit 53 Brush 54 Brush drive unit 55 Ventilation duct (wind tunnel)
56 Silencer Rectifying Plate 57 Control Unit Main Circuit Board 58 Input Circuit Board 59 Optical Sensor 60 Dust Sensor 61 Ion Generation Device 62 Bedding Surface Detection Unit 63 Near Field Communication (NFC) Input / Output Unit 64 Light Emitting Unit 65 Light Receiving Unit 66 Temporary Storage Unit 67 Light emitting unit 68 Dirt detection unit 69 Light receiving unit 70 Furniture 71 Determination unit 72 Imaging unit 73 Determination unit 74 Imaging unit 75 Temporary storage unit 76 Bedding contamination determination unit 77 Wireless communication unit (wireless input / output unit)
78 Current detection unit 79 Commercial power supply 100 Bedding 100A Quilt 100B Quilt

Claims (35)

  1. A mechanical drive that contacts the bedding to be cleaned and generates a self-propelling force;
    A ventilation path having an inlet and an outlet;
    An electric blower that sucks air containing dust from the suction port into the ventilation path;
    A dust collecting part for filtering dust from an air flow introduced into the ventilation path;
    A heating means that is provided in the ventilation path and heats the air blown from the air outlet;
    With
    The electric blower is a bedding cleaner that blows out the air sucked into the ventilation path and heated by the heating means for drying the bedding.
  2. A main body case containing the ventilation path, the dust collecting unit, the heating means and the electric blower;
    The bedding cleaner according to claim 1, wherein the air inlet and the air outlet are formed on the lower surface of the main body case with a space therebetween.
  3. The suction port is arranged on the leading side in the direction in which the main body case travels by the mechanical drive unit,
    The bedding cleaner according to claim 2, wherein the air outlet is arranged on a rear side in a direction in which the main body case travels by the mechanical drive unit.
  4. A main body case containing the ventilation path, the dust collecting unit, the heating means and the electric blower;
    The suction port is formed on the upper surface and the lower surface of the main body case,
    The air outlet is formed on the upper surface and the lower surface of the main body case,
    The bedding cleaner according to claim 1, wherein the suction port and the air outlet are formed at a distance from each other.
  5. The suction port is arranged on the leading side in the direction in which the main body case travels by the mechanical drive unit,
    The bedding cleaner according to claim 4, wherein the air outlet is disposed on a rear side in a direction in which the main body case travels by the mechanical drive unit.
  6. A main body case containing the ventilation path, the dust collecting unit, the heating means and the electric blower;
    The bedding cleaner according to claim 1, wherein the suction port and the outlet are formed concentrically with respect to one point when the main body case is viewed in a plan view.
  7. The said main body case is a left-right symmetric shape when it sees in the vertical cross section of the perpendicular direction orthogonal to the direction which the said main body case advances by the said mechanical drive part. Bedding vacuum cleaner.
  8. The said main body case is circular or a horizontally long ellipse as a whole when it sees in the center part longitudinal cross-section parallel to the direction which advances with the said mechanical drive part. Bedding vacuum cleaner.
  9. The bedding cleaner according to any one of claims 2 to 6, wherein an upper surface of the main body case is formed in a three-dimensional curved surface.
  10. The mechanical drive has a rotating body that contacts the bedding to be cleaned;
    The bedding according to any one of claims 2 to 6, wherein the rotating bodies are arranged symmetrically with respect to each other across a vertical center line parallel to a direction in which the main body case travels by the mechanical drive unit. Vacuum cleaner.
  11. A main body case containing the ventilation path, the dust collecting unit, the heating means and the electric blower;
    The suction ports are respectively formed on the upper surface and the lower surface of the main body case,
    The bedding cleaner according to claim 1, wherein the suction port formed on the upper surface of the main body case and the suction port formed on the lower surface of the main body case communicate with each other via a common suction passage.
  12. Inside the main body case, a battery serving as a power supply source of the mechanical drive unit, the heating means and the electric blower is built-in,
    The said battery and the said electric blower are arrange | positioned on the centerline along the direction which the said main body case advances by the said mechanical drive part, and the said electric blower is located right above the said battery. The bedding cleaner according to claim 6.
  13. 7. The control device in which a control program for controlling the mechanical drive unit is stored in the main body case so that the main body case advances along a predetermined movement path. A bedding cleaner according to any one of the preceding claims.
  14. The control device drives the mechanical drive unit according to the control program, temporarily stops the mechanical drive unit when the main body case has proceeded for a first predetermined distance or a first predetermined time, When the mechanical drive unit is temporarily stopped, the energization to the heating unit and the electric blower is performed, and then the energization to the heating unit is temporarily stopped and the energization to the heating unit is temporarily stopped. The bedding cleaning according to claim 13, wherein the mechanical driving unit is driven again, and the mechanical driving unit is temporarily stopped again when the main body case has advanced for a second predetermined distance or a second predetermined time. Machine.
  15. A mechanical drive that contacts the bedding to be cleaned and generates a self-propelling force;
    A ventilation path having an inlet and an outlet;
    An electric blower that sucks air containing dust from the suction port into the ventilation path;
    A dust collecting part for filtering dust from an air flow introduced into the ventilation path;
    A bypass air passage provided in the ventilation passage and branched in the middle from the electric blower to the air outlet;
    A heating means for heating air from the electric blower provided in the ventilation path and passing through the ventilation path without flowing through the bypass air path;
    With
    The electric blower is a bedding cleaner that blows out air sucked into the ventilation path and heated by the heating means for drying the bedding and blows air out of the bypass air path.
  16. A main body case containing the ventilation path, the dust collecting unit, the heating means and the electric blower;
    The bedding cleaner according to claim 15, wherein the air inlet and the air outlet are formed at a distance from each other on a lower surface of the main body case.
  17. The suction port is arranged on the leading side in the direction in which the main body case travels by the mechanical drive unit,
    The bedding cleaner according to claim 16, wherein the air outlet is disposed on a rear side in a direction in which the main body case travels by the mechanical drive unit.
  18. A main body case containing the ventilation path, the dust collecting unit, the heating means and the electric blower;
    The suction port is formed on the upper surface and the lower surface of the main body case,
    The air outlet is formed on the upper surface and the lower surface of the main body case,
    The bedding cleaner according to claim 15, wherein the suction port and the air outlet are formed at a distance from each other.
  19. The suction port is arranged on the leading side in the direction in which the main body case travels by the mechanical drive unit,
    The bedding cleaner according to claim 18, wherein the air outlet is arranged on a rear side in a direction in which the main body case travels by the mechanical drive unit.
  20. A main body case containing the ventilation path, the dust collecting unit, the heating means and the electric blower;
    The bedding cleaner according to claim 15, wherein when the main body case is viewed in plan, the inlet and the outlet are formed concentrically with respect to one point.
  21. The said main body case is a left-right symmetric shape when it sees in the vertical cross section of the perpendicular direction orthogonal to the direction which the said main body case advances by the said mechanical drive part. Bedding vacuum cleaner.
  22. 21. The device according to any one of claims 16 to 20, wherein the main body case has a circular shape or a horizontally long elliptical shape when viewed in a longitudinal section in a central portion parallel to a direction of travel by the mechanical drive unit. Bedding vacuum cleaner.
  23. The bedding cleaner according to any one of claims 16 to 20, wherein an upper surface of the main body case is formed in a three-dimensional curved surface.
  24. The mechanical drive has a rotating body that contacts the bedding to be cleaned;
    The bedding according to any one of claims 16 to 20, wherein the rotating bodies are arranged symmetrically with respect to each other across a vertical center line parallel to a direction in which the main body case travels by the mechanical drive unit. Vacuum cleaner.
  25. A main body case containing the ventilation path, the dust collecting unit, the heating means and the electric blower;
    The suction ports are respectively formed on the upper surface and the lower surface of the main body case,
    The bedding cleaner according to claim 15, wherein the suction port formed on the upper surface of the main body case and the suction port formed on the lower surface of the main body case communicate with each other via a common suction passage.
  26. Inside the main body case, a battery serving as a power supply source of the mechanical drive unit, the heating means and the electric blower is built-in,
    The battery and the electric blower are arranged on a center line along a direction in which the main body case travels by the mechanical drive unit, and the electric blower is located directly above the battery. The bedding cleaner according to claim 20.
  27. 21. The control device in which a control program for controlling the mechanical drive unit is stored in the main body case so that the main body case advances along a predetermined movement path. A bedding cleaner according to any one of the preceding claims.
  28. The control device drives the mechanical drive unit according to the control program, temporarily stops the mechanical drive unit when the main body case has proceeded for a first predetermined distance or a first predetermined time, When the mechanical drive unit is temporarily stopped, the energization to the heating unit and the electric blower is performed, and then the energization to the heating unit is temporarily stopped and the energization to the heating unit is temporarily stopped. 28. The bedding cleaning according to claim 27, wherein the mechanical driving unit is driven again, and the mechanical driving unit is temporarily stopped again when the main body case has advanced for a second predetermined distance or a second predetermined time. Machine.
  29. A mechanical drive that generates self-propulsion,
    A main body case that moves in a predetermined direction by the mechanical drive unit in a closed space formed by the second bedding overlaid on the first bedding;
    A dust collecting part for collecting dust from the air passing through the ventilation path formed in the main body case;
    An electric blower for circulating air in the ventilation path;
    Heating means for heating air in the ventilation path;
    A control device for controlling energization of the electric blower and the heating means;
    With
    The ventilation path is formed from a suction port through which air is introduced from the closed space to an outlet from which air is discharged,
    The electric blower blows out the air heated by the heating means from the air outlet,
    The mechanical drive unit has a drive wheel that rotates while contacting the upper surface of the first bedding,
    The main body case is a bedding cleaner that moves in a state where a first gap is formed by the drive wheel between a lower surface of the main body case and an upper surface of the first bedding.
  30. The drive wheel protrudes below the lower surface of the main body case,
    When the main body case is placed on the upper surface of the first bedding without the second bedding being superimposed on the first bedding, the upper surface of the first bedding and the lower surface of the main body case 30. The bedding cleaner according to claim 29, wherein a second gap larger than the first gap is formed between the first and second gaps.
  31. A drive wheel for supporting the main body case together with the drive wheel;
    The bedding cleaner according to claim 30, wherein the driven wheel is provided in the main body case and protrudes downward from a lower surface of the main body case.
  32. The bedding cleaner according to claim 30, wherein the suction port is formed on a lower surface of the main body case.
  33. A drive wheel for supporting the main body case together with the drive wheel;
    The suction port is formed on the lower surface of the main body case,
    One of the driving wheel and the driven wheel is provided in the main body case at a position that is a traveling direction of the main body case when viewed from the suction port,
    The other of the driving wheel and the driven wheel is provided in the main body case at a position that is opposite to the traveling direction when viewed from the suction port.
    31. The bedding cleaning according to claim 30, wherein the driving wheel and the driven wheel prevent a portion of the first bedding that faces the suction port from being lifted by pressing a surface of the first bedding from above. Machine.
  34. 31. The main body case has a bottom surface, and the main body case advances in a state in which the bottom surface is inclined so that the traveling direction side of the main body case is closer to the upper surface of the first bedding than the opposite side of the traveling direction side. A bedding vacuum cleaner as described in.
  35. The outlet is disposed on the lower surface of the main body case on the leading side in the traveling direction of the main body case,
    The suction port is disposed on the lower surface of the main body case at a position spaced rearward from the air outlet,
    The bedding cleaner according to claim 30, wherein the control device controls the mechanical drive unit such that a position of the first bedding facing the air outlet is positioned below the suction port after a predetermined time. .
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