SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

  • US 20180303296A1
  • Filed: 06/28/2018
  • Published: 10/25/2018
  • 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 hand vacuum cleaner body comprising a bottom, a handle, the hand vacuum cleaner 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 body is positioned with the bottom on a horizontal surface; and

    ,(ii) a cyclone unit provided at a front end of the hand vacuum cleaner body, the cyclone unit comprising a cyclone chamber having a cyclone axis of rotation, a front end of the cyclone unit having a hand vacuum cleaner air inlet and a rear end wherein the hand vacuum cleaner air inlet is provided in a centre of the front end of the cyclone unit; and

    ,(iii) an electrical connector provided on the front end of the cyclone unit wherein electrical cables extend rearwardly from the electrical connector through a central portion of the cyclone unit toward the suction motor and fan assembly,(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 extendable between the cleaning head air outlet and the hand vacuum cleaner air inlet, the rigid air flow conduit having a longitudinally extending conduit axis which is parallel to the cyclone axis of rotation when the rigid air flow conduit extends between the cleaning head air outlet and the hand vacuum cleaner air inlet,wherein the hand vacuum cleaner is removably mountable to a downstream end of the rigid air flow conduit and when the hand vacuum cleaner is mounted to the downstream end of the rigid air flow conduit, and the rigid air flow conduit extends between the surface cleaning head and the hand vacuum cleaner, the handle is a driving handle for the surface cleaning apparatus.

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