Surface cleaning apparatus

  • US 10,251,519 B2
  • Filed: 03/01/2016
  • Issued: 04/09/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A stick vacuum cleaner comprising:

  • a) a surface cleaning head having a dirty air inlet;

    b) an air flow path extending from the dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet;

    c) a rigid air flow conduit moveably mounted to the surface cleaning head between a storage position and a floor cleaning position,d) a first suction motor in the air flow path downstream from the dirty air inlet and upstream from the clean air outlet, the first suction motor is disposed in the surface cleaning head or on the rigid air flow conduit; and

    ,e) a hand vacuum cleaner comprising a handle, an air inlet, an air treatment member having an air treatment member air inlet and a second suction motor downstream from the air treatment member and upstream from the clean air outlet, the hand vacuum cleaner is removaby mounted to a downstream end of the rigid air flow conduit, wherein when the hand vacuum cleaner is mounted to the rigid air flow conduit, the handle is drivingly connected to the surface cleaning headwherein, when the hand vacuum cleaner is mounted to a downstream end of the rigid air flow conduit, the first and second suction motor are operational in series.

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