US 11,051,670 B2
Floor cleaning machines having intelligent systems, associated sub-assemblies incorporating intelligent systems, and associated methods of use
Nai Pong Simon Chen, Shanghai (CN)
Assigned to INTELLIGENT CLEANING EQUIPMENT HOLDINGS CO. LTD., Tortola (VG)
Filed by INTELLIGENT CLEANING EQUIPMENT HOLDINGS CO. LTD., Tortola (VG)
Filed on Apr. 13, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/952,632.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/485,112, filed on Apr. 13, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2018/0296052 A1, Oct. 18, 2018
Int. Cl. A47L 9/28 (2006.01); A47L 11/28 (2006.01); A47L 11/40 (2006.01); A47L 11/294 (2006.01); A47L 11/293 (2006.01)
CPC A47L 9/2894 (2013.01) [A47L 9/2805 (2013.01); A47L 9/2836 (2013.01); A47L 11/28 (2013.01); A47L 11/293 (2013.01); A47L 11/294 (2013.01); A47L 11/4002 (2013.01); A47L 11/4005 (2013.01); A47L 11/4008 (2013.01); A47L 11/4011 (2013.01); A47L 11/4019 (2013.01); A47L 11/4025 (2013.01); A47L 11/4044 (2013.01); A47L 11/4055 (2013.01); A47L 11/4069 (2013.01); A47L 11/4083 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A floor cleaning machine, comprising:
an orbital scrub head sub-assembly mounted to a bottom portion of the floor cleaning machine, wherein the orbital scrub head sub-assembly comprises a liftable scrub head; and
an electrochemical cell comprising:
a cell housing; and
an anode, a cathode, an electrolyte, and an electrochemical cell controller disposed in the cell housing, wherein the electrochemical cell controller is in bilateral communication with each of the anode, the cathode, and the electrolyte, wherein the electrochemical cell controller further bilaterally communicates with a separate master PCB/controller that is located external to the cell housing and onboard the floor cleaning machine;
wherein the electrochemical cell is associated with one or more sub-assemblies of the floor cleaning machine, wherein the one or more sub-assemblies is selected from the group consisting of a recovery tank sub-assembly, a vacuum fan sub-assembly, a solution tank sub-assembly, a solution flow sub-assembly, a control console sub-assembly, a frame and wheel sub-assembly, a frame and transaxle sub-assembly, a scrub head sub-assembly comprising the orbital scrub head sub-assembly, a scrub head lift sub-assembly, and a squeegee sub-assembly, and
wherein the electrochemical cell controller comprises a microprocessor that is programmed to collect and analyze data for monitoring of the electrochemical cell as the floor cleaning machine is being operated to clean an area, wherein the data is associated with: (i) a capacity, (ii) charge and discharge conditions, (iii) usage, and (iv) physical and chemical properties or conditions of the electrochemical cell, wherein the physical and chemical properties or conditions comprise dendrite formation, current collector fatigue, or passivation layer degradation.