Patents Assigned to G.B.D. Corp.
  • Patent number: 9119514
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner is provided with a wand mounted to the dirty fluid inlet of the hand vacuum cleaner and the wand has a distal inlet that is mounted on a surface cleaning head. The hand vacuum cleaner has a cyclonic cleaning stage having a cyclone chamber and a handle wherein the fluid flow motor is positioned above the upper end of the cyclone chamber when the hand vacuum cleaner is positioned on the horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. CORP.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9119513
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises a wheeled base and a portable cleaning unit removably mounted on the wheeled base and comprising at least one cyclonic separation stage comprising a cyclone chamber and a material collection chamber. The material collection chamber is removable from the portable cleaning unit while the portable cleaning unit is mounted on the wheeled base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. CORP.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9101252
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet. The surface cleaning apparatus comprises a main body comprising a front end, a rear end, first and second opposed sidewalls, and a suction motor provided in the air flow path. A cyclone bin assembly may be provided in the air flow path. The cyclone bin assembly may have opposed end walls and may comprise a cyclone chamber having a diameter. Each of the first and second opposed sidewalls may comprise a wheel having a diameter larger than the diameter of the cyclone chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9095245
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner is provided with a wand mounted to the dirty fluid inlet of the hand vacuum cleaner and the wand has a distal inlet that is mounted on a surface cleaning head. The hand vacuum cleaner has a cyclonic cleaning stage having a dirt collection region. The dirt collection region has a bottom that is openable when the wand is mounted to the dirty fluid inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9084524
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner is provided with a wand mounted to the dirty fluid inlet of the hand vacuum cleaner and the wand has a distal inlet that is mounted on a surface cleaning head. The hand vacuum cleaner has a cyclonic cleaning stage and a handle wherein the handle has a handle portion that extends upwardly when the hand vacuum cleaner is positioned on a horizontal surface. The handle portion is positioned rearward of the first cyclonic cleaning stage whereby a portion of the cyclone chamber is positioned between the dirty fluid inlet and the handle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9084523
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner is provided with a wand mounted to the dirty fluid inlet of the hand vacuum cleaner and the wand has a distal inlet that is mounted on a surface cleaning head. The hand vacuum cleaner has a cyclonic cleaning stage and the passage defined by the dirty fluid inlet is parallel to the axis of the fluid flow motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. CORP.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9084522
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner is provided with a wand mounted to the dirty fluid inlet of the hand vacuum cleaner and the wand has a distal inlet that is mounted on a surface cleaning head. The hand vacuum cleaner has a cyclonic cleaning stage. Fluid exiting the wand travels directly into the dirty fluid inlet and, from the dirty fluid inlet, directly into the cyclone chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. CORP.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9078549
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner is provided with a wand mounted to the dirty fluid inlet of the hand vacuum cleaner and the wand has a distal inlet that is mounted on a surface cleaning head. The hand vacuum cleaner has two cyclonic cleaning stages and a handle. In one embodiment, the handle has an upper end that is located that is located exterior to the second cyclonic stage and at a height intermediate the first and second spaced apart ends of the second cyclonic cleaning stage and a handle portion that extends upwardly when the hand vacuum cleaner is positioned on a horizontal surface. In another embodiment, the fluid flow motor and the handle are positioned rearward of the central axes of the first and second cyclonic cleaning stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. CORP.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9066643
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner is provided with a wand mounted to the dirty fluid inlet of the hand vacuum cleaner and the wand has a distal inlet that is mounted on a surface cleaning head. The hand vacuum cleaner has a cyclonic cleaning stage and the fluid flow motor is displaced vertically with respect to dirty fluid inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. CORP.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9066642
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises a floor cleaning unit having a surface cleaning head, an upright section having a handle, a cleaning unit removably mounted to the handle and an air flow conduit forming part of an air flow path from the surface cleaning head to the cleaning unit, wherein the flexible air flow conduit comprises a portable portion removably mounted to the surface cleaning apparatus and a rigid extension wand. Reconfiguring the surface cleaning apparatus components permits the use of the surface cleaning apparatus in various operating modes such as a first upright operating mode wherein the surface cleaning apparatus is operable with the cleaning unit mounted to the handle, and a second operating mode wherein the cleaning unit is carried by a user and is operable when removed from the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9027198
    Abstract: A hand carriable surface cleaning apparatus, such as a cyclonic hand vacuum cleaner, is provided wherein the pre-motor filter is positioned above the upper end of the cyclone chamber and downstream of a cyclone chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9027203
    Abstract: A surface cleaning head comprising one or more lower open sided air flow passages is provided. One or both air flow passages may be a lower open sided air flow passage and may have a rib to prevent carpet of the like from blocking the air flow passage. One of the passages may be a deep cleaning slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventors: Wayne Ernest Conrad, Dave Petersen
  • Patent number: 9027201
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises a filtration apparatus comprising a cyclone and an openable dirt collection chamber in communication with the cyclone dirt outlet. The dirt collection chamber has an openable end portion that comprises a wall that is intersected by the longitudinally extending axis, and when the end portion is in an open position, the cyclone chamber has an absence of any member having a larger diameter than the vortex finder whereby the dirt collection chamber and the cyclone are concurrently emptyable when the dirt collection chamber is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9015899
    Abstract: An upright surface cleaning apparatus comprises a surface cleaning head having a dirty air inlet. A support structure is moveably mounted to the surface cleaning head and a portable cleaning unit is removably mounted to the support structure. An above floor cleaning wand is provided. Each of the wand and the portable cleaning unit is separately removable from the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9009912
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus may comprise an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet and a suction motor. The surface cleaning apparatus may also comprise a cyclone chamber provided in the air flow path. The cyclone chamber may comprise a cyclone air inlet, a cyclone air outlet, a dirt outlet and a cyclone chamber wall. The surface cleaning apparatus may also comprise a fine particle separator. The fine particle separator may comprise an annular flow channel, a fine particle separator inlet in communication with the cyclone chamber via the cyclone dirt outlet, a fine particle separator dirt outlet and a fine particle separator sidewall. The surface cleaning apparatus may also comprise a dirt collection chamber in communication with the fine particle separator dirt outlet. The dirt collection chamber may comprise a dirt collection chamber sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 8997309
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises an air flow passage extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet and a suction motor. The surface cleaning apparatus may also comprise a cyclone chamber provided in the air flow passage. The cyclone chamber may comprise a cyclone air inlet, a cyclone air outlet and a dirt outlet. The surface cleaning apparatus may comprise a dirt collection chamber having a dirt inlet, a dirt collection chamber first end, an opposed dirt collection chamber second end and a longitudinally extending sidewall. Various design improvements are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 8978198
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet, an air treatment member, a suction motor and a filter housing. The surface cleaning apparatus may also comprise a main body comprising a front end, a rear end and a central portion. The air treatment member may be removably mounted to the central portion. A pair of spaced apart main wheels may be mounted to the main body on either side of the central portion and may have an axis of rotation. The filter housing may be located in the central portion forward or rearward of the air treatment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 8973212
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet, an air treatment member and a suction motor. The surface cleaning apparatus comprises a main body comprising a front end, a rear end and a filter compartment. A pair of spaced apart wheels may be mounted to the surface cleaning apparatus. One of the wheels overlies the filter compartment and at least a portion of the filter is visible through the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 8973214
    Abstract: A cyclone bin assembly comprises a cyclone chamber having an air inlet, an air outlet, a dirt outlet and first and second opposed ends. The cyclone bin assembly may comprise a dirt collection chamber in communication with the dirt outlet. The dirt bin may surround at least a portion of the cyclone chamber and comprising first and second portions. The first and second portions may comprise discrete chambers that are separated from each other by a passage extending between the dirt outlet and a wall of the dirt collection chamber. A portion of the wall facing the dirt outlet may extend inwardly towards the dirt outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 8950039
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus has a cyclone unit comprising at least one cyclone having a cyclone inlet positioned in the air flow passage. A generally linear air flow path is provided from the cyclone outlet to the suction motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad