Hand-held extraction cleaner with turbine-driven brush

  • US 6,658,693 B1
  • Filed: 10/11/2001
  • Issued: 12/09/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/12/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A hand-held liquid extraction cleaner for cleaning a surface, the extraction cleaner comprising;

  • a cleaner housing;

    a liquid extraction system mounted to the cleaner housing and including;

    a suction nozzle having a nozzle opening;

    a recovery tank having an inlet opening;

    a suction conduit in communication with the suction nozzle and the inlet opening to the recovery tank; and

    a vacuum source in open communication with the recovery tank, the suction conduit and the suction nozzle, whereby the vacuum source can draw liquid and debris through the suction nozzle and the suction conduit and to the recovery tank into which the liquid and debris are deposited;

    a liquid dispensing system mounted to the cleaner housing and including;

    a cleaning fluid supply tank;

    at least one spray nozzle having an outlet opening for spraying cleaning fluid onto the surface to be cleaned; and

    a supply conduit interconnecting the fluid supply tank and the spray nozzle for supplying cleaning fluid to the spray nozzle;

    a rotatably mounted agitation brush for agitating the surface to be cleaned; and

    a motor operably connected to the agitation brush for rotatably driving the agitation brush;

    wherein the motor is a turbine motor that is operably connected to the vacuum source for driving the turbine motor with the vacuum source and wherein the cleaner housing, the liquid extraction system, the liquid dispensing system, the agitation brush, and the motor constitute a unit that can be carried and operated by a single hand.

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