Surface cleaning apparatus

  • US 10,016,104 B2
  • Filed: 04/11/2016
  • Issued: 07/10/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/11/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end having a dirty air inlet, a rear end, a clean air outlet, an upper end and a bottom, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:

  • (a) a main body comprising an upper end, a lower end, a front end, a rear end and a driving handle, the main body housing a suction motor and fan assembly, the suction motor and fan assembly having a suction motor axis of rotation;

    (b) an air treatment member comprising an air treatment member handle, a dirt collection region having an openable door and an openable door lock comprising a door release actuator wherein the door is moveable to an open position when the door release actuator is actuated; and

    ,(c) an air inlet comprises an inlet passage that extends longitudinally between an inlet end and an outlet end and has a longitudinal passage axis and the inlet passage comprises the air treatment member handlewherein when a user'"'"'s hand is holding the air treatment member by the air treatment member handle, the door release actuator is operable by the same hand.

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