Vacuum cleaner with hair collection element

  • US 8,925,146 B2
  • Filed: 03/15/2013
  • Issued: 01/06/2015
  • 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 provided on the cleaning head and adapted to collect hair from the surface to be cleaned as the cleaning head moves along the surface to be cleaned, the hair collection assembly comprising;

    a hair collection element adapted to collect hair from the surface to be cleaned and comprising a support and a plurality of elastomeric projections comprising elongated ridges provided on the support;

    a mounting assembly for mounting the hair collection element on the cleaning head; and

    a spring mechanism biasing the hair collection element toward the surface to be cleaned;

    wherein the spring mechanism maintains the hair collection assembly in contact with the surface to be cleaned when the cleaning head is moved along the surface to be cleaned and adjusts to the height and contour of the surface to be cleaned.

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