SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

  • US 20160174785A1
  • Filed: 11/05/2015
  • Published: 06/23/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:

  • a) a surface cleaning head having a dirty air inlet;

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

    c) an upright section having a first end movably mounted to the surface cleaning head and an opposed second end, the upright section moveable between a storage position and a floor cleaning position;

    d) a portable vacuum cleaner unit detachably mounted to the upright section, the portable vacuum cleaner unit comprising an air treatment member in the air flow path and a portable unit suction motor in the air flow path; and

    e) an upstream dirty-air/suction motor in the air flow path downstream from the dirty air inlet and upstream from the portable vacuum cleaner wherein the surface cleaning apparatus is operable in an upright mode in which the portable vacuum cleaner unit is mounted to the upright section and the portable vacuum cleaner unit is operable in a portable mode wherein the portable vacuum cleaner unit is detached from the upright section.

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