• US 20170290476A1
  • Filed: 04/11/2016
  • Published: 10/12/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/11/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end having a dirty air inlet, a rear end, a clean air outlet, an upper end and a bottom, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:

  • a) a main body comprising an upper end having a dirty air inlet, 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 front end having, a cyclone air inlet, air inlet, a longitudinally spaced apart rear end having a cyclone air outlet, and a sidewall having an upper portion and a lower portion, wherein the cyclone air inlet is in the upper portion of the sidewall of the cyclone;

    wherein when the hand vacuum cleaner is oriented with the cyclone underneath the upper end, the cyclone axis of rotation is generally horizontal.

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