Surface cleaning apparatus

  • US 10,149,585 B2
  • Filed: 04/01/2016
  • Issued: 12/11/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:

  • (a) a hand vacuum cleaner comprising;

    (i) a main body comprising a bottom, a handle, the main body housing a suction motor and fan assembly, the suction motor and fan assembly having a suction motor axis of rotation, the handle having a hand grip portion that extends upwardly and forwardly when the hand vacuum cleaner is positioned with the bottom on a horizontal surface; and

    ,(ii) a cyclone unit provided on a front end of the main body, the cyclone unit comprising a cyclone chamber having a cyclone axis of rotation, a front end and a rear end wherein air enters the cyclone chamber at the front end of the cyclone chamber and air exits the cyclone chamber at the rear end of the cyclone chamber;

    (b) a surface cleaning head having a front end, a rear end, a dirt air inlet and a cleaning head air outlet; and

    ,(c) a rigid air flow conduit extending between the cleaning head air outlet and a hand vacuum cleaner air inlet, the rigid air flow conduit having a longitudinally extending conduit axis which is parallel to the cyclone axis of rotation, the rigid air flow conduit is removably mounted to the surface cleaning head,wherein the hand vacuum cleaner is removably mounted to a downstream end of the rigid air flow conduit and when the hand vacuum cleaner is mounted to the downstream end of the rigid air flow conduit, the handle is a driving handle for the surface cleaning apparatus.

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