Vacuum cleaner adapters and assemblies including the same

CAFC
  • US 7,159,270 B2
  • Filed: 05/03/2005
  • Issued: 01/09/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An adapter for connecting a vacuum cleaner canister housing to a vacuum cleaner hose including a pair of wires, comprising:

  • an outer sleeve adapted to mate with the canister housing and including electrodes through which electricity is transferred from the canister housing to the wires in the hose;

    a hose engagement sleeve arranged at least partially in said outer sleeve and positioning the wires of the hose in alignment with said electrodes; and

    an annealing ring arranged at least partially in said hose engagement sleeve such that a space is provided between said hose engagement sleeve and said annealing ring in which the hose is situated and when said annealing ring is annealed, the wires are held in contact with said electrodes.

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