SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

  • US 20190038094A1
  • Filed: 10/10/2018
  • Published: 02/07/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:

  • (a) a surface cleaning head having a front end, a rear end, a dirt air inlet and a cleaning head air outlet;

    (b) a rigid air flow conduit having a rigid wand inlet end having an air inlet in communicable with the cleaning head air outlet, a rigid wand outlet end and a longitudinally extending conduit axis, the rigid air flow conduit is moveably mountable to the surface cleaning head between an upright position and an in-use floor cleaning position in which the rigid air flow conduit extends at an angle to the vertical, the rigid wand outlet end having an air outlet and an outlet end electrical connector; and

    ,(c) a hand vacuum cleaner removably mountable to the rigid wand outlet end, the hand vacuum cleaner having a front end and a rear end, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising;

    (i) a main body comprising a handle and 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;

    (ii) an air treatment member provided at the front end of the hand vacuum cleaner, the air treatment member having a central longitudinal axis;

    (iii) a hand vacuum cleaner air inlet centrally positioned on a front end of the air treatment member and releasably connectable with the air outlet of the rigid wand; and

    ,(iv) a hand vacuum cleaner electrical connector provided on the front end of the air treatment member adjacent the hand vacuum cleaner air inlet, the hand vacuum cleaner electrical connector is releasably connectable with the outlet end electrical connector,wherein, when the hand vacuum cleaner is mounted to the rigid wand outlet end, the longitudinally extending conduit axis extends in a same direction as the central longitudinal axis of rotation.

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