Vacuum cleaner

  • US 6,553,612 B1
  • Filed: 06/18/2001
  • Issued: 04/29/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vacuum cleaner, comprising a chassis, supporting wheels mounted on the chassis, a drive connected to the supporting wheels for driving the supporting wheels, a control mechanism for controlling the drive so as to guide the vacuum cleaner across a surface to be cleaned, a cleaner head having a dirty air inlet facing the surface to be cleaned, and a separating apparatus supported by the chassis and communicating with the cleaner head for separating dirt and dust from an airflow entering the vacuum cleaner by way of the dirty air inlet, wherein the separating apparatus comprises at least one cyclone having a cyclone body with a longitudinal axis and wherein the separating apparatus is supported on the chassis with the longitudinal axis of the cyclone body lying in a substantially horizontal position.

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