Cleaning element for a robotic vacuum
United States Patent D716510

Gilbert Jr., Duane L. (Goffstown, NH, US)
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iRobot Corporation (Bedford, MA, US)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 1505
Field of Search:
D32/31-34, D32/21, D32/23-24, 15/415.1, 15/416-4221, 15/414, 15/322, 15/353, 15/400, 15/366, 15/383, 15/179, 15/182, 15/41.1, 15/320, 15/403, 15/DIG.5, 15/DIG.6, 15/246.2, 15/183, 15/392
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Foreign References:
JPD1313090October, 2007
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Other References:
Taiwanese Search Report for Application No. 102300113 dated Jan. 23, 2014 with its English translation thereof.
Primary Examiner:
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Myers Bigel, P.A. (P.O. Box 37428, Raleigh, NC, 27627, US)

1. The ornamental design for a cleaning element for a robotic vacuum, as shown and described.


FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a cleaning element for a robotic vacuum, showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a front view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a rear view thereof;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged side view thereof;

FIG. 5 is an enlarged side view of the opposite side of FIG. 4;

FIG. 6 is a top view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom view thereof.

The broken (dashed) lines in the drawing views form no part of the claimed design.