US 9,809,990 B1
Swimming pool cleaning vehicle with side intake flaps and method therefor
Wing-Kin Hui, Hong Kong (CN); Wing-Tak Hui, Hong Kong (CN); and Andrew Hui, San Jose, CA (US)
Assigned to COMPUROBOT TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, Dongguan (CN)
Filed by Wing-Kin Hui, Hong Kong (CN)
Filed on Sep. 23, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/274,250.
Int. Cl. E04H 4/16 (2006.01)
CPC E04H 4/1654 (2013.01) 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An automated swimming pool cleaner comprising:
a housing having an inlet formed on a bottom surface thereof;
at least one slot formed in a bottom side surface of the housing;
a flap in fluid communication with the slot, wherein the flap diverges outward from the slot and is fan shaped; and
a wheel coupled to the flap, the wheel keeping a bottom surface of the flap a minimum distance above a floor/wall of a swimming pool.