• US 20170290481A1
  • Filed: 04/11/2016
  • Published: 10/12/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/11/2016
  • Status: Active Application
First Claim
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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, a lower end, a front end, a rear end and a driving handle, the main body housing a suction motor and fan assembly, the suction motor and fan assembly having a suction motor axis of rotation wherein the driving handle has a hand grip portion that extends upwardly and forwardly when the hand vacuum cleaner is oriented with the upper end above the lower end; and

    ,(b) an air treatment member comprising a dirt collection region having an openable door provided on a front end of the air treatment member and an openable door lock comprising a door release actuator wherein the door is moveable to an open position when the door release actuator is actuated.

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