US 11,653,800 B2
Handheld vacuum cleaner
Jamie Horvath, Twinsburg, OH (US); Kevin L. Thomas, Indian Trail, NC (US); Ambreese Hill, Cleveland Heights, OH (US); Joseph Saunders, Wadsworth, OH (US); Justin C. Andrikanich, Concord, NC (US); and William Nabors, Huntersville, NC (US)
Assigned to Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd., Tsuen Wan (HK)
Filed by Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd., Tsuen Wan (HK)
Filed on Apr. 19, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/234,567.
Application 17/234,567 is a continuation of application No. 16/177,739, filed on Nov. 1, 2018, granted, now 10,980,379, issued on Apr. 20, 2021.
Application 16/177,739 is a continuation of application No. 14/920,170, filed on Oct. 22, 2015, granted, now 10,117,551, issued on Nov. 6, 2018.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/067,308, filed on Oct. 22, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2021/0235945 A1, Aug. 5, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A47L 9/16 (2006.01); A47L 5/24 (2006.01); A47L 5/26 (2006.01); A47L 9/12 (2006.01); A47L 9/28 (2006.01)
CPC A47L 5/24 (2013.01) [A47L 5/26 (2013.01); A47L 9/12 (2013.01); A47L 9/165 (2013.01); A47L 9/1608 (2013.01); A47L 9/1658 (2013.01); A47L 9/1683 (2013.01); A47L 9/1691 (2013.01); A47L 9/2884 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A handheld vacuum cleaner comprising:
a housing having a front end, a back end, a top side, a bottom side, a first side, and a second side;
a handle, the handle including an end and a longitudinal axis that extends through the end of the handle;
a suction nozzle located at the front end of the housing, the suction nozzle extends in a direction from the front end toward the back end;
a cyclonic separator having a longitudinal axis;
a clean air exhaust;
a suction source located in the housing, the suction source including a motor and a fan, the motor operable to rotate the fan about a motor axis that extends in a direction from the first side toward the second side, the suction source operable to generate an airflow through the vacuum cleaner from the suction nozzle through the cyclonic separator to rotate the airflow about the longitudinal axis of the cyclonic separator and to the clean air exhaust; and
a battery that supplies power to the suction source, the battery located adjacent the end of the handle; and
wherein the battery extends between the end of the handle and the suction source.