HANDHELD SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

  • US 20190008340A1
  • Filed: 07/06/2017
  • Published: 01/10/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/06/2017
  • Status: Active Application
First Claim
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1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end, a rear end, an upper end, a lower end and first and second laterally spaced apart sides and comprising:

  • (a) an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet;

    (b) a handle having a hand grip portion that extends upwardly and forwardly when the upper end of the hand vacuum cleaner is positioned above the lower end of the hand vacuum cleaner, the handle being positioned at the rear end of the hand vacuum cleaner;

    (c) a cyclone chamber positioned in the air flow path and having a cyclone air inlet, a cyclone air outlet and a cyclone axis of rotation that extends in a forward/rearward direction;

    (d) a pre-motor filter positioned downstream of the cyclone chamber and upstream of the suction motor; and

    ,(e) a suction motor positioned in the air flow path upstream of the clean air outlet, wherein the suction motor has a suction motor axis of rotation that extends in a forward/rearward direction, wherein the suction motor is located at an upper end of the handle, and wherein the suction motor axis of rotation is vertically displaced from the cyclone axis of rotation when the upper end of the hand vacuum cleaner is positioned above the lower end of the hand vacuum cleaner.

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