Patents by Inventor Shay witelson

Shay witelson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10774556
    Abstract: A pool cleaner for cleaning a pool, the pool cleaner may include a filtering element for filtering fluid; at least one sensor for sensing an actual yaw of the pool cleaner and an actual orientation of the pool cleaner; at least one steering element that is configured to move the pool cleaner along a cleaning path, during a cleaning process of a certain region of a sidewall of the pool; wherein the cleaning path comprises a cleaning path segment that has a cleaning path segment yaw that is a non-vertical yaw; wherein the certain region is fully submerged; and a controller that is configured to control the at least one steering element, based on the actual yaw of the pool cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MAYTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Semion Korenfeld, Shay Witelson
  • Publication number: 20200277804
    Abstract: A pool cleaning robot that includes a ballast tank for controlling a buoyancy of the submarine pool cleaner; at least one cleaning element for cleaning debris from an underwater surface of a pool while the pool cleaning robot hovers over the underwater surface; a propulsion module that is configured to propel the submersible pool cleaner; and a steering module that comprises a rudder and diving planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Maytronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Eyal Tryber, Shay Witelson
  • Publication number: 20200249690
    Abstract: A method for cleaning a region of a pool, the method may include moving a pool cleaning robot along a cleaning path that covers the region while acquiring, at first different points of time and by a sensing unit of the pool cleaning robot, first images of first scenes, at least one first scene at each first point of time; wherein the acquiring of the first images is executed while illuminating the first scenes by the pool cleaning robot; detecting, in at least one first image, illumination reflected or scattered as a result of the illuminating of the first scenes; removing from the at least one first image information about the illumination reflected or scattered; determining, based at least in part of on the first images, first locations of the pool cleaning robot; and wherein the moving is responsive to the first locations of the pool cleaning robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ofer Regev, Assy Tzalik, Yair Hadari, Shay Witelson
  • Publication number: 20200250337
    Abstract: A method for controlling a distribution of personal data generated by a pool cleaning robot, the method may include acquiring, by the pool cleaning robot, visual information that potentially comprises personal data; determining, by the pool cleaning robot, whether the pool cleaning robot received an authorization to output the visual information from the pool cleaning robot; and outputting the visual information from the pool cleaning robot only after receiving the authorization to output the visual information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Maytronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Shachar Armon, Shay Witelson
  • Patent number: 10731370
    Abstract: A pool cleaning robot that may include a filtering unit for filtering water that passes through the pool cleaning robot; and a sensor for sensing a cleanliness of the filtering unit while the pool cleaning robot is submerged in water; wherein the sensor is a pressure sensor for sensing a pressure of fluid within the pool cleaning robot or an image sensor for imaging the filtering unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MAYTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Shay Witelson, Gil Hillel
  • Publication number: 20200239241
    Abstract: A pool cleaning robot that may include a filtering unit for filtering fluid; a housing that at least partially surrounds the filtering unit; an impeller configured to induce fluid to pass through the filtering unit when rotated at a first direction; a pump motor for rotating the impeller; a drive system; first interfacing elements that are configured to interface with the pool during at least a part of a cleaning process of the pool; and at least one second interfacing element that extends outside a bottom of the housing without reaching a virtual plane defined by bottoms of at least two of the first interfacing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Maytronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Shay Witelson
  • Patent number: 10723571
    Abstract: A pool cleaning robot for cleaning a pool that may include a filtering unit; a housing; an impeller; a pump motor for rotating the impeller; a drive system; and an interface for coupling an extraction element to the pool cleaning robot, during a pool exit process; and wherein during at least a part of the pool exit process an upper end of the interface is higher than the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MAYTRONICS LTD
    Inventors: Yohanan Maggeni, Shay Witelson
  • Publication number: 20200224441
    Abstract: A pool cleaner for cleaning a pool, the pool cleaner may include a filtering element for filtering fluid; at least one sensor for sensing an actual yaw of the pool cleaner and an actual orientation of the pool cleaner; at least one steering element that is configured to move the pool cleaner along a cleaning path, during a cleaning process of segments of multiple sidewalls of the pool; wherein the cleaning path mostly includes substantially horizontal cleaning path segments that have a cleaning path segment yaw that is a substantially horizontal yaw; wherein the certain region is fully submerged; and a controller that is configured to control the at least one steering element, based on the actual yaw of the pool cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Maytronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Shay Witelson
  • Patent number: 10703589
    Abstract: A dry docking station that may include an interface that comprises an interface portion for contacting a self-propelled debris collecting robot when the self-propelled debris collecting robot is positioned at a container replacement position; a container manipulator that is arranged to assist, while the self-propelled solid debris collecting robot is contacted by the interface, in positioning a new debris collecting container into a debris collection position within the self-propelled debris collecting robot and to extract from the self-propelled debris collecting robot a used debris collecting container; a used container storage module for storing the used debris collecting container after the used debris collecting contains is extracted from the self-propelled debris collecting robot; and a new container storage module for storing the new debris collecting container before the new debris collecting container is positioned in the self-propelled debris collecting robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MAYTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Shay Witelson
  • Patent number: 10704283
    Abstract: A pool cleaning robot that includes a ballast tank for controlling a buoyancy of the submarine pool cleaner; at least one cleaning element for cleaning debris from an underwater surface of a pool while the pool cleaning robot hovers over the underwater surface; a propulsion module that is configured to propel the submersible pool cleaner; and a steering module that comprises a rudder and diving planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MAYTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Eyal Tryber, Igor Grubman, Shay Witelson
  • Patent number: 10676951
    Abstract: An external docking station may be provided and may a filter manipulator that is arranged to (i) input without human intervention, a filter into a pool cleaning robot that exited a pool and is located in a filter replacement position and to (ii) assist without human intervention, in positioning the filter at a position in which the filter is at least partially disposed within a path formed between a first fluid opening and a second fluid opening of a housing of the pool cleaning robot thereby allowing the filter to apply a filtering operation when fluid passes through the fluid path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MAYTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Shay Witelson
  • Publication number: 20200149304
    Abstract: A pool cleaning robot that may include a housing, a propulsion mechanism configured to propel the pool cleaning robot along an interior surface of a pool; brushes to clean surfaces of the pool during a cleaning cycle, a filtering system, a suction mechanism to draw liquid from the pool through an inlet into the housing and to discharge it from an outlet; and a detachable sensor that is detachably coupled to the housing and comprises inductive electrical and data transfer connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Maytronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Shay Witelson
  • Patent number: 10538932
    Abstract: A set of pool cleaning robots for cleaning a pool, wherein the set includes a master pool cleaning robot and a slave pool cleaning robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Maytronics Ltd
    Inventors: Sharon Goldenberg, Yair Hadari, Ofer Regev, Shay Witelson
  • Patent number: 10533335
    Abstract: A pool cleaning robot for cleaning a pool, that may include a housing; a first interfacing element is configured to interface between the pool cleaning robot and a bottom of a pool while the pool cleaning robot cleans the bottom of the pool; and one or more second interfacing elements that are configured to reduce a friction between the pool and the pool cleaning robot during at least a portion of an exit process in which the pool cleaning robot exits the pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Maytronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohanan Maggeni, Shay Witelson
  • Patent number: 10501955
    Abstract: An underwater station that may include a filter manipulator that is arranged to input, without human intervention, a filter into a pool cleaning robot that is located in a filter replacement position and to assist, without human intervention, in positioning the filter at a filtering position in which the filter is at least partially disposed within a fluid path formed between a first fluid opening and a second fluid opening of the housing thereby allowing the filter to apply a filtering operation on fluid that passes through the fluid path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: MAYTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Shay Witelson
  • Publication number: 20190338546
    Abstract: A method for charging and an underwater station that may include a platform and a first contactless charging element for charging a pool cleaning robot mounted on the platform; wherein when the underwater station is positioned in a pool the first contactless charging element is spaced apart from the bottom and sidewalls of the pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Shay Witelson, Yaniv Tamar, Eyal Tryber
  • Patent number: 10435904
    Abstract: A pool cleaning robot that may include a filtering unit for filtering fluid that passes through the filtering unit; a calorimetric sensor for sensing a cleanliness related parameter of the filtering unit while the pool cleaning robot is submerged in the fluid; and a controller that is configured to at least assist in determining, based on the cleanliness related parameter of the filtering unit, a cleanliness of the filtering unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Maytronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ofer Regev, Nicholas Phillpot, Yair Hadari, Shay Witelson
  • Publication number: 20190284827
    Abstract: A method for charging a pool cleaning robot, the method may include positioning a first wireless charging element of a pool cleaning robot within a charging range of a second wireless charging element of a floating unit; wherein the floating unit is electrically and mechanically coupled to an external power source, wherein the positioning comprises moving at least one of the pool cleaning robot and the floating unit; and wirelessly charging, by the second wireless charging element, the first wireless charging element, wherein the charging occurs while maintaining the first wireless charging element within the charging range of the floating unit, despite movements of the floating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicants: Maytronics Ltd., Maytronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Shay Witelson, Yair Hadari
  • Publication number: 20190271169
    Abstract: A pool cleaning robot that may include a filtering unit for filtering water that passes through the pool cleaning robot; and a sensor for sensing a cleanliness of the filtering unit while the pool cleaning robot is submerged in water; wherein the sensor is a pressure sensor for sensing a pressure of fluid within the pool cleaning robot or an image sensor for imaging the filtering unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Shay Witelson, Gil Hillel
  • Patent number: 10392824
    Abstract: A kit that may include an interfacing device that includes pool sidewall interface, and a pool cleaning robot that includes a housing and a drive system. The drive system may include a drive motor system, a group of interfacing modules and a transmission system that is arranged to mechanically couple the drive motor system to the group of interfacing modules. At least one interfacing module of the group may include protuberances that are shaped to fit a non-smooth surface of the pool sidewall interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MAYTRONICS LTD
    Inventors: Shay Witelson, Eyal Tryber