SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

  • US 20160213212A1
  • Filed: 04/01/2016
  • Published: 07/28/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:

  • (a) hand vacuum cleaner having a front end having a dirty air inlet, a rear end, a clean air outlet, an upper end, a bottom and a handle, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising;

    (i) 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

    ,(ii) a cyclone unit comprising a cyclone having a cyclone axis of rotation, a front end having a cyclone air inlet and a longitudinally spaced apart rear end having a cyclone air outlet;

    (b) a surface cleaning head having a front end, a rear end, a dirt air inlet and a cleaning head air outlet; and

    ,(c) a rigid air flow conduit extending between the cleaning head air outlet and a hand vacuum cleaner air inlet,wherein the dirty air inlet of the hand vacuum cleaner is removably drivingly mounted to an upstream end of the rigid air flow conduit whereby when the hand vacuum cleaner is mounted to the upstream end of the rigid air flow conduit, the handle is a driving handle for the surface cleaning apparatus,and 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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