Vacuum cleaner with combined filter element and collection unit

  • US 5,829,090 A
  • Filed: 07/14/1997
  • Issued: 11/03/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/11/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a vacuum cleaner having a housing, a motor located in the housing, an impeller connected to the motor, and a debris collection unit removably connected to the housing, the improvement comprising:

  • the collection unit having a frame, a cover and a filter element, the cover being removably connected to the frame to substantially close an open side of the frame, the cover having an exit aperture therethrough, and the filter element being connected to an inside surface of the cover over the exit aperture, said housing having a hole for receiving the collection unit, a top surface of the frame forming a portion of a top surface of the housing of the vacuum cleaner, said frame and said housing having cooperating locking means for fixedly but removably mounting the collection unit within the hole of the housing.

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