Surface cleaning apparatus

  • US 10,362,911 B2
  • Filed: 07/14/2016
  • Issued: 07/30/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:

  • (a) a hand vacuum cleaner comprising a suction motor and fan assembly and at least one energy storage member, the suction motor and fan assembly having a suction motor axis of rotation;

    (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, the rigid air flow conduit is moveable between a storage position and an in-use floor cleaning position in which the rigid air flow conduit extends at an angle to the vertical,wherein at least one supplemental energy storage member is provided with the surface cleaning head or the rigid air flow conduit,and wherein the hand vacuum cleaner is removably mounted to an upstream end of the rigid air flow conduit.

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