Handheld surface cleaning apparatus

  • US 10,765,278 B2
  • Filed: 01/29/2018
  • Issued: 09/08/2020
  • 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 spaced apart from the upper end in a vertical direction, and first and second sides that are literally spaced apart in a horizontal direction, the hand vacuum cleaner comprises:

  • (a) a main body having a front face;

    (b) an inlet conduit located at the upper end and extending forwardly from the front face, the inlet conduit having a dirty air inlet, the inlet conduit being removably connectable to an accessory tool;

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

    (d) an air treatment member and a suction motor positioned in the air flow path, a portion of the air treatment member is positioned at the lower end;

    (e) a handle provided rearward of the inlet conduit; and

    ,(f) an accessory power coupler extending forwardly from the front face and positioned laterally to one side of the inlet conduit, the accessory power coupler having electrical connectors,wherein the electrical connectors of the accessory power coupler are inter-engageable with compatible electrical connectors provided on the accessory tool.

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