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Title:
BAGLESS CANISTER VACUUM CLEANER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2002017766
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A bagless canister vacuum cleaner (A) includes a selectively removable dirt cup (D), and an airstream (S) flows rotationally through the dirt cup (D) between an interior wall (31) of the dirt cup (D) and a filter assembly (F) selectively mounted in the dirt cup (D) so that entrained contaminants are separated from the airstream (S) flowing through the dirt cup (D) and collected by the dirt cup (D). The filter lies substantially parallel to the support surface on which the vacuum cleaner (A) is supported. A cover member (74) is connected to the main housing (B), and the cover member (74) is selectively movable to and held in an operative position in covering relation with an open first end (32) of a dirt cup (D). The main housing (B) defines a base (150) conformed to self-support the main housing (B) on a support surface with the dirt cup (D) arranged with its open first end (32) at a higher elevation than is closed second end (34). The removable dirt cup (D) includes a handle (80) adapted for being held by a user, and the dirt cup (D) defines or includes a spout (58) to facilitate emptying dirt therefrom.

Inventors:
MURPHY JOHN S
MATOUSEK ROBERT A
KALMAN JEFFREY M
SAUNDERS CRAIG M
FARONE RICHARD C
DINUNZIO DAVID
CIPOLLA MARK E
STEPHENS PAUL D
WRIGHT MICHAEL F
SALO ROBERT A
Application Number:
US0127152W
Publication Date:
February 13, 2003
Filing Date:
August 31, 2001
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Assignee:
ROYAL APPLIANCE MFG. CO.
International Classes:
A47L5/36; A47L9/00; A47L9/16; A47L9/24; A47L9/32; B01D45/12; B01D50/00; (IPC1-7): A47L9/16; A47L5/36; A47L9/00; A47L9/32
Foreign References:
EP0966912A11999-12-29
DE683225C1939-11-01
US4571772A1986-02-25
Other References:
PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 1997, no. 10 31 October 1997 (1997-10-31)
PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 1999, no. 01 29 January 1999 (1999-01-29)
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