SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

  • US 20160316980A1
  • Filed: 07/14/2016
  • Published: 11/03/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:

  • (a) a hand vacuum cleaner comprising;

    (i) a main body comprising a bottom, a handle, the main body housing a suction motor and fan assembly, the suction motor and fan assembly having a suction motor axis of rotation, the handle having a hand grip portion that extends upwardly and forwardly when the hand vacuum cleaner is positioned with the bottom on a horizontal surface; and

    ,(ii) a cyclone unit provided on a front end of the main body, the cyclone unit comprising a cyclone chamber having a cyclone axis of rotation;

    (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, the rigid air flow conduit having a longitudinally extending conduit axis which is parallel to the cyclone axis of rotationwherein the hand vacuum cleaner is removably mounted to an upstream end of the rigid air flow conduit.

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