TODAY’S PATENT – FLOOR CLEANER
The FLOOR CLEANER was invented by Michael D. Aiken (Charleston, SC) on the 8th of July 2003 , bearing patent number US6588050B1.
The present invention relates to floor cleaner systems and more particularly pertains to a new floor cleaner for providing enhanced fluid application, scrubbing, and fluid extraction from floor surfaces. The present invention generally comprises a housing having a top and a bottom, and a front and a rear. A scrubbing system is mounted on the housing for applying fluid to a floor surface and rubbing the floor surface.
The scrubbing system has a lowered position for contacting the floor surface below the housing and a raised position for positioning the scrubbing system out of contact with the floor system. A vacuum system is provided for removing soiled fluid from the floor surface. Optionally included is an auxiliary cleaning assembly for applying and extracting fluids. The auxiliary cleaning assembly comprises a cleaning wand for applying fluid to and rubbing confined areas, and cleaning wand having first and second portions pivotally mounted together such that the second portion may be pivoted between a stored position and a deployed position.