Vacuum-cleaner floor head

  • US 20020083552A1
  • Filed: 01/02/2002
  • Published: 07/04/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/19/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vacuum-cleaner floor head for dry vacuuming of a smooth floor, the head comprising:

  • a base plate formed with an elongated mouth through which air is aspirated;

    a frame vertically displaceable between a lower position and an upper position; and

    a seal strip carried on the frame, engaging a floor underneath the head in the lower position, and clear of the floor in the upper position, the strip being annularly continuous and elastomerically compressible, surrounding the mouth, and sufficiently firm to support the head off the floor without substantial deformation during normal back and forth stroking of the head on the floor in the lower position of the frame, the strip having at least to a front side of the mouth a profiled lower surface formed with a plurality of alternating ridges and hollows, whereby in the lower position the ridges engage the floor and air can be aspirated through the hollows between the floor and the strip.

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