Handheld surface cleaning apparatus

  • US 10,722,086 B2
  • Filed: 07/06/2017
  • Issued: 07/28/2020
  • 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 cyclone chamber positioned in the air flow path and having a cyclone air inlet, a cyclone air outlet, and a cyclone axis of rotation;

    (c) a suction motor housing having a suction motor, the suction motor is positioned in the air flow path upstream of the clean air outlet; and

    ,(d) a plurality of energy storage members positioned in an energy storage chamberwherein the energy storage chamber is exterior to a handle and spaced from the suction motor housing, and the plurality of energy storage members are mounted to one side of the suction motor housing, andwherein a portion of the air flow path upstream of the suction motor is defined in part by a wall portion, the wall portion is in thermal communication with the energy storage chamber whereby air travelling through the portion of the air flow path upstream of the suction motor travels along the wall portion and cools the wall portion.

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