• US 20160206162A1
  • Filed: 03/30/2016
  • Published: 07/21/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end having a dirty air inlet, a clean air outlet, an upper end and a bottom, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:

  • (a) a main body comprising an upper end, a lower end, a front end and a rear end, the main body housing a suction motor and fan assembly, the suction motor and fan assembly having a suction motor axis of rotation; and

    ,(b) a cyclone unit comprising a cyclone having a cyclone axis of rotation, a cyclone air inlet, a cyclone air outlet and a dirt outlet, wherein the cyclone dirt outlet is in a lower portion of the cyclone; and

    ,(c) a dirt collection chamber exterior to the cyclone chamber,wherein when the hand vacuum cleaner is positioned with the bottom on a horizontal surface, the cyclone axis of rotation is generally horizontal.

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