Handheld surface cleaning apparatus

  • US 10,631,693 B2
  • Filed: 07/06/2017
  • Issued: 04/28/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/06/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end, a rear end, an upper end, a lower end and first and second laterally spaced apart sides and comprising:

  • (a) an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet;

    (b) a handle having a longitudinally extending hand grip portion having a longitudinally extending hand grip portion axis that is parallel to the handle and is oriented substantially vertically;

    (c) a cyclone chamber positioned in the air flow path and having a cyclone air inlet, a cyclone air outlet and a cyclone axis of rotation, wherein the cyclone axis of rotation is centrally located in the cyclone chamber;

    (d) at least one energy storage member positioned in an energy storage chamber; and

    ,(e) a suction motor positioned in the air flow path upstream of the clean air outlet,wherein the suction motor is positioned at an upper end of the handle and all of the suction motor is positioned rearward of the at least one energy storage memberwherein the cyclone axis of rotation extends generally in a forward/rearward direction and intersects the handle.

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