Surface cleaning apparatus

  • US 10,258,208 B2
  • Filed: 04/11/2016
  • Issued: 04/16/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/11/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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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 wherein the driving handle has a hand grip portion that extends upwardly and forwardly at an angle of less than 45 degrees forward from vertical when the hand vacuum cleaner is oriented with the upper end above the lower end; and

    ,(b) an air treatment member comprising a dirt collection region having an openable door forming a front face of the hand vacuum cleaner and an openable door lock comprising a door release actuator wherein the door is moveable to an open position in which the air treatment member is opened when the door release actuator is actuated.

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