Vacuum cleaner nozzle for floors and carpets

  • US 7,251,856 B2
  • Filed: 02/13/2004
  • Issued: 08/07/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/20/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vacuum cleaner nozzle for floors and carpets, comprising:

  • a housing comprised of an upper part and a slide sole;

    a pivotable rocker located inside the housing on a rear segment in a working direction;

    an actuating lever to operate the rocker; and

    strip-shaped gasket elements arranged in a working direction in front of and behind a suction port formed in the slide sole, said gasket elements being adapted to be retracted and moved out of openings at a lower side of the housing with a swivel motion of the rocker, wherein the rocker is comprised of a pin-jointed frame plastic molding having a rod with cylindrical bearing surfaces and parallel profile strips to fasten the gasket elements as well as cross-members that connect the rod and the profile strips, and wherein the cross-members are arranged on both sides of a suction channel that runs inside of the housing to an opening in the suction port.

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