Vacuum cleaner with hair collection element

  • US 8,117,714 B2
  • Filed: 03/08/2007
  • Issued: 02/21/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/09/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:

  • a cleaning head having a suction nozzle adapted to be moved along a surface to be cleaned; and

    a hair collection assembly comprising;

    a mounting assembly coupled with the cleaning head;

    at least four link arms coupled to the mounting assembly; and

    a hair collection element adapted to collect hair from the surface to be cleaned, and pivotally mounted to the at least four link arms to maintain a parallel relationship between the hair collection element and the surface to be cleaned;

    wherein the hair collection assembly is mounted to the cleaning head for movement of the hair collection element between a first position in which the hair collection element is in contact with the surface to be cleaned, and a second position, in which the hair collection element is spaced from the surface to be cleaned.

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