Handheld surface cleaning apparatus

  • US 10,750,913 B2
  • Filed: 07/06/2017
  • Issued: 08/25/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/06/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end, a rear end, an upper end, a lower end, a handle and first and second laterally spaced apart sides and comprises:

  • (a) an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet, the dirty air inlet is positioned at the front end of the hand vacuum cleaner;

    (b) a cyclone assembly positioned in the air flow path and having a cyclone assembly air inlet, a cyclone assembly air outlet, a dirt collection region, a first end, a longitudinally opposed second end and a centrally positioned cyclone axis of rotation extending between the first and second ends, the cyclone axis of rotation is oriented generally horizontally;

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

    ,(d) a longitudinally extending battery pack comprising a row of batteries wherein the cyclone axis of rotation intersects the row of batteries,wherein the row of batteries is positioned exterior to the handle, andwherein a portion of the dirt collection region is located below a portion of the battery pack, andwherein the row of batteries is spaced from the handle such that the row of batteries is between the handle and the cyclone assembly.

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