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Number: 15/3
Name: Brushing, scrubbing, and general cleaning > Machines
Description: Apparatus having means for contacting a work surface or object with an air blast and/or suction or with a beater, brush, broom, scraper, eraser, squeegee, wiper, shot or other nonabrasive type particulate or comminuted solid, or having means for shaking or vibrating the work, or any combination of the above, for the purpose of dislodging and/or removing unwanted foreign material therefrom, and the surface contact is accomplished by power and motion means other than or in addition to that which the apparatus would have if merely held or supported by the operator and manipulated or moved by him relative to the work.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
15/89 Beating 20
15/21.1 Brushing 293
15/4 Combined 133
15/3.53 Erasing 24
15/3.1 For fruit, vegetables, meat or eggs 16
15/93.1 Scraping 222
15/94 Shaking 31
15/95 Shotting 6
15/97.1 Wiping 450
15/300.1 With air blast or suction 90
15/3.5 With means to pass a solid cleaning agent and a fluid carrier through tubular work 96

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8701256 Removing material from surfaces of metals processing chambers Apr. 22, 2014
8651121 Substrate processing apparatus, substrate processing method, and storage medium Feb. 18, 2014
8636851 Dishwasher comprising automatically cleaning washing liquid lines Jan. 28, 2014
8605145 Inspection system and inspection process utilizing magnetic inspection vehicle Dec. 10, 2013
8603255 Dishwasher, in particular domestic dishwasher, and method for operating said dishwasher Dec. 10, 2013
8591668 System for washing, sterilizing and preserving endoscopes Nov. 26, 2013
8585826 Apparatus and method for cleaning flexible webs Nov. 19, 2013
8578541 Shoe cleaning device Nov. 12, 2013
8574376 Water-conducting household appliance and method for the operation thereof Nov. 5, 2013
8567421 Method and system for uniformly applying a multi-phase cleaning solution to a substrate Oct. 29, 2013
8544482 Method for drying a substrate Oct. 1, 2013
8528157 Coverage robots and associated cleaning bins Sep. 10, 2013
8522801 Method and apparatus for cleaning a semiconductor substrate Sep. 3, 2013
8479754 System for washing an aero gas turbine engine Jul. 9, 2013
8454751 Apparatus, systems and methods for removing debris from a surface Jun. 4, 2013
8457789 Wall-following robot cleaner and method to control the same Jun. 4, 2013
8438882 Method and device for treating objects with at least one treatment agent in a household device, said household device, associated packaging and a dosing device May. 14, 2013
8418662 Apparatus for visually inspecting and removing foreign substance from gap of heat tube bundle in upper part of tube sheet of second side of steam generator Apr. 16, 2013
8418303 Cleaning robot roller processing Apr. 16, 2013
8413284 Carpet cleaning machine having a dual striker mechanism Apr. 9, 2013
8371315 Washing systems incorporating charged activated liquids Feb. 12, 2013
8327487 Vacuum filter cleaning device Dec. 11, 2012
8321986 Nozzle cleaner Dec. 4, 2012
8307486 Air vent dust scrubber Nov. 13, 2012
8282740 Apparatus, systems and methods for removing debris from a surface Oct. 9, 2012
8281794 Stage device and stage cleaning method Oct. 9, 2012
8281442 Wind turbine blade inspection and cleaning system Oct. 9, 2012
8268088 Dishwasher and method for operating a dishwasher Sep. 18, 2012
8261757 Device and method for wet treating disc-like substrates Sep. 11, 2012
8256249 Laundry machine Sep. 4, 2012
8230542 Particle removing member of substrate processing equipment Jul. 31, 2012
8215134 Method and apparatus for determining laundry load size Jul. 10, 2012
8215321 Methods and apparatus for wet cleaning electrode assemblies for plasma processing apparatuses Jul. 10, 2012
8202373 Auxiliary rinse phase in a wash machine Jun. 19, 2012
8108960 Particle removing member of substrate processing equipment Feb. 7, 2012
8091168 Handheld vacuum cleaner Jan. 10, 2012
8087117 Cleaning robot roller processing Jan. 3, 2012
8079105 Card cleaning mechanism Dec. 20, 2011
8051861 Cleaning system utilizing purified water Nov. 8, 2011
7926141 Systems and methods of a gutter cleaning system Apr. 19, 2011
7923065 Method and apparatus for removing image from recording material, and image peeling member for peeling image from recording material Apr. 12, 2011
7921064 System and method for cleaning window frames after learning their unknown profile using non-contact sensors Apr. 5, 2011
7895694 Extendable rotary scrubber Mar. 1, 2011
7891365 Nozzle cleaning apparatus, nozzle cleaning method, and a computer-readable storage medium storing nozzle cleaning program Feb. 22, 2011
7877835 Method and apparatus for cleaning master disk Feb. 1, 2011
7841034 Fence cleaner Nov. 30, 2010
7716772 Cleaning apparatus May. 18, 2010
7599758 Sensors and associated methods for controlling a vacuum cleaner Oct. 6, 2009
7534302 Method of cleaning flexible substrate May. 19, 2009
7458123 Apparatuses and methods for cleaning test probes Dec. 2, 2008

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