Hand carryable surface cleaning apparatus

  • US 10,426,302 B2
  • Filed: 05/02/2016
  • Issued: 10/01/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/08/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end and a rear end, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:

  • (a) an air inlet conduit having an inlet conduit axis;

    (b) a suction motor and fan assembly having a suction motor axis of rotation;

    (c) an air treatment member having a front end and a rear end and a central longitudinal axis extending between the front and rear ends; and

    ,(d) a handle provided at the rear end of the hand vacuum cleaner, the handle directly connected to a main body of the hand vacuum cleaner, the handle having a hand grip portion and the inlet conduit axis is above the hand grip portion when the hand grip portion is oriented upwardly and forwardly and when the central longitudinal axis is oriented horizontally,wherein the suction motor is positioned forward of the hand grip portion, andwherein the air treatment member comprises a cyclone and the central longitudinal axis is a cyclone axis.

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