Hand Supported And Manipulated, E.g., Miniature Or Upholstery Type Patents (Class 15/344)
  • Patent number: 11399679
    Abstract: A cyclone module for a vacuum cleaner includes a primary separator, a bulk collection chamber, at least one secondary separator and a fines collection chamber. First and second doors are provided for closing debris outlets at the bottom ends of the bulk and fines collection chambers, respectively. The fines collection chamber is elevated within the bulk collection chamber, with the second door spaced above the first door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BISSELL Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Krebs, Kenneth M. Lenkiewicz
  • Patent number: 11382471
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus including a vacuum cleaner and a docking station is provided. The cleaning apparatus includes a vacuum cleaner including a dust collecting chamber in which foreign substances are collected, and a docking station configured to be connected to the dust collecting chamber to remove the foreign substances collected in the dust collecting chamber. The dust collecting chamber is configured to collect foreign substances through centrifugation, and configured to be docked to the docking station, and the docking station includes a suction device configured to suction the foreign substances and air in the dust collecting chamber docked to the docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: See Hyun Kim, In Gyu Choi, Ki Hwan Kwon, Shin Kim, Hyeon Cheol Kim, Do Kyung Lee, Hyun Ju Lee, Yun Soo Jang, Seung Ryong Cha, Jung Gyun Han
  • Patent number: 11375864
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner includes a head assembly including a housing and a fan arranged in the housing. A dust storage barrel and a filter assembly are arranged below the head assembly, the dust storage barrel being detachably connected to the head assembly. A switch is provided for controlling the fan located in the housing. A side wall of the housing has a cavity defined by an opening. A switch trigger is provided for turning on or turning off the switch and is located in the cavity so that no part of the switch trigger extends outwardly past an outer contour of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Skybest Electric Appliance Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoxian Bian, Haiping Liu, Miao Wu
  • Patent number: 11363921
    Abstract: A handheld vacuum cleaner (10), including a main body (22) having a handle (98), a motor assembly (114) positioned within the main body, and a cyclonic separator assembly (26) removably coupled to the main body. The cyclonic separator assembly includes an inlet nozzle (42) having a dirty air inlet (14) positioned in the front of the handheld vacuum cleaner when the cyclonic separator assembly is coupled to the main body, and a cyclonic chamber (30) in fluid communication with the dirty air inlet. The cyclonic chamber defines a separator axis (34). The cyclonic separator assembly further includes a dirt collection region (38) configured to receive debris separated in the cyclonic chamber. The inlet nozzle includes an upstream height (270) measured perpendicular to the inlet axis and a downstream height (274) measured parallel to the separator axis. The downstream height is larger than the upstream height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited
    Inventors: Alvin Au Yeuk Yuen, Benson Chun Kit Cheung
  • Patent number: 11357370
    Abstract: A handheld vacuum cleaner including a fluid flow path, a main body, a fluid flow motor, a battery, and a cyclone chamber. The fluid flow path extends from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet, and the main body includes a handle. The fluid flow motor is positioned in the fluid flow path. The battery is positioned below the fluid flow motor. The cyclone chamber is in the fluid flow path transverse to the dirty air inlet. The cyclone chamber includes a first end wall and a second end wall, a cyclone chamber axis passing through the first end wall and the second end wall, a cyclone dirty fluid inlet, and a cyclone clean fluid outlet. The first end wall and the second end wall of the cyclone chamber both intersect a common horizontal plane when the handheld vacuum cleaner is positioned on a horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Bohlen, Richard Friend, Joseph Saunders, Sergey V. Makarov, Kirti Kant Paulla
  • Patent number: 11350806
    Abstract: A handheld vacuum cleaner includes a housing, motor, filter access door, filter, and dirt cup movably coupled to the housing. The housing defines a top, bottom, motor chamber, dirty air inlet, handle, clean air outlet, and air flow path. The air flow path is routed from the dirty air inlet to the clean air outlet. The motor is disposed in the motor chamber and defines a motor axis. The filter access defines a filter chamber with the housing. The filter is disposed in the filter chamber and defines a filter axis. The dirt cup defines a dirt cup axis extending parallel to the motor axis and filter axis. The filter access door is located below the filter axis. When the filter axis door is removed, the filter is removable in a downward direction from the filter chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Techtronic Cordless GP
    Inventors: Kevin Terry, Roderick Burgess, Jacob W. Connelly, Kevin L. Thomas, Garry Fee, Jeffrey D. Accursi
  • Patent number: 11351658
    Abstract: An ergonomic frame-filler placement tool is manually operable to supply a vacuum fluid flow at a distal end of the tool that can be used by a worker to pick up and hold a piece of frame-filler material to the distal end of the tool, which enables the worker to manipulate the tool to position the piece of frame-filler material over a desired location of a fuselage mandrel and then manually stop the vacuum fluid flow at the distal end of the tool to position the piece of frame-filler material at the desired location on the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Y. Ahn, Davis Tran, Silas L. Studley, Chace Wilcoxson, Long H. Ly, Darrell D. Jones, Robert Whiting
  • Patent number: 11326610
    Abstract: A blower may include a motor; a centrifugal fan configured to rotate with rotation of the motor; a casing configured to guide air from a suction port to a discharge port; a trigger configured to be pressed; and a control board configured to control rotation of the motor. The control board may include a normal mode and a low speed mode. In the normal mode, the control board may be configured to adjust a rotation speed of the motor in accordance with a degree by which the trigger is pressed. In the low speed mode, the control board may be configured to adjust the rotation speed of the motor to a target rotation speed, wherein the target rotation speed is lower than a maximum rotation speed of the motor that is achieved when the degree by which the trigger is pressed is a maximum degree in the normal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke Naka, Ryoji Zama
  • Patent number: 11291169
    Abstract: A broom tube assembly for dislodging debris while employing a leaf blower includes an air tube that is mountable on an output of a leaf blower. A broom is provided and the broom is coupled to the air tube. The broom frictionally engages a surface being cleaned when the air tube is directed toward the surface. In this way the broom can dislodge debris for blowing the debris with the leaf blower. A plurality of brackets is each positioned around the handle. Each of the brackets engages the air tube for retaining the handle on the air tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Billy Gilley
  • Patent number: 11284762
    Abstract: A dust suction system comprises a cyclonic dust filter component, a dust collection bucket and a load bearing frame. The dust collection bucket comprises an assembly rib, the load bearing frame comprises a frame and a support plate disposed on the frame, and the support plate comprises a through hole disposed corresponding to a dust exhausting port, and at least two assembly jaws located at two opposite sides of the through hole. Each of the assembly jaws comprises a connecting section, an extending section connecting the connecting section, and a limiting section connecting the extending section. The limiting section comprises a limiting protrusion disposed towards a direction of the through hole. When the two assembly jaws are not forced, movement of the assembly rib is restricted by the limiting section, so that the dust collection bucket is fixed on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: X'POLE PRECISION TOOLS INC.
    Inventor: Bach Pangho Chen
  • Patent number: 11274407
    Abstract: The pet waste vacuum is a vacuum cleaner. The pet waste vacuum is configured for use in picking up the elimination of a companion animal from a surface. The pet waste vacuum incorporates a housing module, a vacuum module, a storage module, a collection module, and a control circuit. The housing contains the vacuum module, the storage module, a collection module, and the control circuit. The storage module is the structure that receives and contains the elimination. The vacuum module provides the motive forces necessary to: a) draw the elimination into the collection module; and, b) move the elimination through the collection module and into the storage module. The control circuit is an electric circuit that: a) controls the operation of the pet waste vacuum; and, b) provides the electrical energy necessary to operate the pet waste vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: William James
  • Patent number: 11248626
    Abstract: A handheld blower includes a fan for generating an air flow, a motor for driving the fan to rotate about a central axis, a battery pack for supplying power to the motor, an air duct portion including an air duct, the air duct extending long the central axis, a coupling portion for coupling with the battery pack, and a connection portion for connecting the air duct portion with the coupling portion. The fan is received in the air duct. The air duct includes an air duct inlet and an air duct outlet which are respectively located at the two ends of the air duct. The air duct inlet is located between the air duct outlet and the coupling portion. The connection portion is provided with an air intake space located between the air duct inlet and the coupling portion. The air intake space is opened in a radial direction of the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Xiandian Shao, Toshinari Yamaoka, Fangjie Nie, Jianpeng Guo
  • Patent number: 11241129
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises a hand vacuum cleaner, a surface cleaning head and a rigid air flow conduit extending between the surface cleaning head and the hand vacuum cleaner. The hand vacuum cleaner comprises a main body and a removably mounted air treatment member. The air treatment member has an air inlet and the outlet end of the rigid air flow conduit is removably connectable in air flow communication with the air inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 11229335
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus uses an inverted cyclone. An air flow path extends from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet. A suction motor is positioned in the air flow path. The inverted cyclone is downstream from the dirty air inlet in a first cyclonic cleaning stage. The cyclone defines a cyclone chamber having a lower air inlet, a lower air outlet and an upper dirt outlet. An openable dirt collection chamber is in communication with the upper dirt outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 11224324
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner wherein a pre-motor filter, the suction motor, the energy storage unit and the pistol grip handle are substantially located within a volume defined by a projection of the air treatment member sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Ernest Conrad, Daniel Innes, Andre D. Brown, Jason Thorne
  • Patent number: 11213177
    Abstract: In general, the present disclosure is directed to a hand-held surface cleaning device that includes a relatively compact form-factor to allow users to store the same in a nearby location (e.g., in a drawer, in an associated charging dock, on a table top) for easy access to perform relatively small cleaning tasks that would otherwise require retrieving a full-size vacuum from storage. A hand-held surface cleaning device consistent with aspects of the present disclosure includes a body (or body portion) with a motor, power source and dust cup disposed therein. The body portion also functions as a handgrip to allow the hand-held surface cleaning device to be operated by one hand, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Tonderys, Andre D. Brown, Daniel Innes, Bastin Antonisami, Jason B. Thorne, Kai Xu, Heliang Chen, Adam Udy
  • Patent number: 11185198
    Abstract: A blower includes a main body which includes a housing and a fan disposed in the housing. The housing further defines an air discharge opening. The blower further includes an extension tube connected to the air discharge opening, the extension tube extending between a first end connected to the air discharge opening and a second end. The blower further includes a variable nozzle, the variable nozzle including a plurality of adjustable air control surfaces. The blower further includes a nozzle adjustment tube connected to the second end of the extension tube and at least partially surrounding the variable nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventors: Ronald J. Hoffman, Christopher A. Holman, Eric Nolin
  • Patent number: 11179015
    Abstract: A cleaner includes: a suction motor that generates suction force; a dust separation unit that separates dust from air sucked by the suction force; a motor housing that covers the suction motor; a flow guide that surrounds an outer side of the motor housing and guides air discharged from the dust separation unit to the suction motor; and a body that forms an external appearance by surrounding the flow guide and guides air discharged from the suction motor together with the flow guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Bohyun Nam, Namhee Kim, Jinju Kim, Hyeonjeong An, Jungbae Hwang, Philjae Hwang, Mantae Hwang, Eunji Sung, Taekgi Lee
  • Patent number: 11147421
    Abstract: A handy-stick type vacuum cleaner is disclosed. The disclosed vacuum cleaner can comprise: a first part including a dust collection unit; a second part including a suction motor and a handle; a third part for connecting the first and second parts such that the first and second parts rotate with each other; and a mode setting unit disposed inside the second part so as to selectively lock and unlock the third part, thereby setting a rotating mode enabling the first and second parts to rotate with each other and a fixing mode disabling the rotation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-hyun Lee, Dong-hun Yoo, Tae-woon Lim
  • Patent number: 11122947
    Abstract: There is described herein a broom-style cleaning appliance with built in vacuum assembly that can be activated via an elongate nozzle member located adjacent a bundle of cleaning bristles to eliminate the need for a dustpan. Once the vacuum module is activated the debris is collected in a collection chamber housed above or adjacent to the cleaning bristles or elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ENHANCE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, INC
    Inventors: Ty Joseph Caswell, Trevor Lambert, Thomas Grimm
  • Patent number: 11122943
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises a surface cleaning head, an upright section moveably mounted to the surface cleaning head, and a portable cleaning unit removably mounted to the upright section and comprising an energy storage member and a portable cleaning unit suction motor. The energy storage member provides the portable cleaning unit suction motor with power at least when the portable cleaning unit is switched on and when the portable cleaning unit is removed from the upright section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 11116368
    Abstract: A cleaner includes: a suction unit; a suction motor that generates suction force for sucking air through the suction unit and includes an impeller; a dust separation unit that includes one or more cyclone units generating cyclonic flow to separate dust from air flowing inside through the suction unit; a dust container that stores dust separated by the dust separation unit and is disposed under the suction motor; a battery disposed behind the dust container to supply power to the suction motor; and a handle disposed behind the suction motor, wherein a rotational axis of the impeller and an axis of the cyclonic flow vertically extend and an extension line from the rotational axis of the impeller passes through the one or more cyclone units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Bohyun Nam, Namhee Kim, Jinju Kim, Hyeonjeong An, Jungbae Hwang
  • Patent number: 11116375
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner includes a suction nozzle for drawing dirty air into the vacuum cleaner and an exhaust for expelling cleaned air out of the vacuum cleaner; and an air flow passage extending from the suction nozzle to the exhaust through a dirt separator. The vacuum cleaner further includes a vacuum motor arranged to draw a flow of air through the vacuum cleaner from the suction nozzle to the exhaust, the vacuum motor comprising an electric motor and an impeller which rotates about a motor axis. The vacuum cleaner further includes an electronic visual display configured to display information relating to the vacuum cleaner. The vacuum motor is housed inside a motor bucket which is positioned in the flow passage, and the electronic visual display is mounted to the motor bucket and supported thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Kristian Richard Thomas King, Thomas Douglas Ridley, David Alan Millington, David Nicholas Boyce, Alan John Lea
  • Patent number: 11096538
    Abstract: A cleaner includes: a suction motor that generates a suction force; and an operation unit that is configured to input control instruction for the suction motor. The operation unit includes: a support frame; a first push part that is rotatably seated on the support frame and allows an instruction to turn on or off the suction motor to be input when being rotated in a first direction; and a second push part that allows the intensity of the suction force of the suction motor to be adjusted when being rotated in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Philjae Hwang, Mantae Hwang, Jungbae Hwang, Eunji Sung, Taekgi Lee
  • Patent number: 11072079
    Abstract: It is an objective of the present invention to provide users with a pick-up stick, that can pick up flat objects from the floor that are difficult to grab or reach. In order to accomplish that, the present invention comprises a battery operated, suction powered pick-up stick that is also retractable. According to the present invention, with the push of a button on the handle, the suction may be turned on and turned off. Further, the retractability and the low weight of the present invention enables a user to collapse and carry the pick-up stick in a small purse/pouch. Additionally, the present invention comprises one or more light at the tip of the pick-up stick for easy visibility. The present invention further comprises a tip that bends and flexes so that suction may be initiated from a desired direction and a grab is made efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGETHERAPY LLC
    Inventors: Roberta Barbara Friedman, Norman David Friedman, Lori Sue Mottlowitz
  • Patent number: 11006798
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus has a cyclone bin assembly having a cyclone chamber. The cyclone chamber with a physical filtration member defining the cyclone air outlet. The physical filtration member extends from the cyclone air inlet end of the cyclone chamber towards an openable bottom end of the cyclone chamber. The physical filtration member comprises a conical section which decreases in diameter towards the openable bottom end of the cyclone chamber, wherein a projection of the conical section meets at a location that is positioned between the physical filtration member and the openable opposed end. An openable bottom end of the cyclone bin assembly and the openable bottom end of the cyclone chamber are openable concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10986970
    Abstract: A flexible hose for use with surface cleaning devices is disclosed that includes a support structure that allows a user to collapse and lock the same into a storage configuration, and then easily unlock the same using a relatively minor amount of force, e.g., a user-applied pulling force or mechanical force. Thus, in a general sense, a hose consistent with the present disclosure may include two relatively stable/steady-state configurations, namely a storage configuration and an in-use configuration. Thus, the hose allows a user to collapse and lock the hose when not in use, and to transition the hose to an in-use configuration to target various types of surfaces to clean including, for instance, floors, walls and ceilings which may be many feet (e.g., up to 5 feet or more) from the surface cleaning apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Jason B. Thorne, Andre D. Brown, Daniel Innes, Lee M. Cottrell, Adam Udy, Daniel Tonderys, David Clare, Kai Xu
  • Patent number: 10966378
    Abstract: Debris removal apparatus, systems, and methods of using the same are described. An example debris removal apparatus includes a shaft, an energy source, a motor, a fan attached to the motor, and a switch. The shaft has a lengthwise axis, a first end, a second end, a first portion, a second portion, a third portion and defines an opening on the second end, a passageway in fluid communication with the opening, and a plurality of inlet openings on the third portion of the shaft in fluid communication with the passageway. The motor is operatively connected to the energy source and disposed between the plurality of inlet openings and the second end of the shaft. The motor has a lengthwise axis extending through a drive shaft. The lengthwise axis of the motor is parallel to the lengthwise axis of the shaft. The switch is operatively connected to the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Randy Leon Kuckuck, Kevin Lee Newcomer
  • Patent number: 10945575
    Abstract: An anti-static vacuum cleaner is provided, which comprises a machine body, wherein components on the machine body comprise a suction portion, a main body and a dust collector; the suction portion is communicated with the dust collector arranged on the main body, and a handle is arranged on the main body; the main body is arranged therein with a battery pack which supplies power to the anti-static vacuum cleaner through a power supply line; the components on the machine body at least form a static electricity generating portion, the static electricity generating portion is electrically connected with the handle through the power supply line, and the static electricity generating portion and the handle have no load between access points on the power supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TINECO INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dehua Zhou, Zhenhua Zhang, Wenchao Zhu
  • Patent number: 10842335
    Abstract: A support device of the cleaner includes a charging stand body provided with a charging port for charging the cleaner and a plurality of fixing parts disposed to be spaced apart from each other on the charging stand body and each having a fixing groove in which a fixing protrusion provided on the cleaner is accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Philjae Hwang, Mantae Hwang, Jungbae Hwang
  • Patent number: 10843324
    Abstract: A housing assembly (26) for a working assembly (10) of an outdoor power device (20) may include a first, second, and third housing portion. The second and third housing portions may be operably coupled to the first housing portion to at least partially enclose a motor housing (60), which may comprise a body portion (62), a top endplate (64), and a bottom endplate (66) to house an electric motor for driving the working assembly (10). The first, second, and third housing portions may combine to define a first opening and a second opening (132, 134) such that two opposing sides of the body portion (62) are exposed in respective ones of the first and second openings (132, 134). In addition, or alternatively, a gap (130) may separate the housing assembly (26) from the entirety of the top endplate (64), the entirety of the body portion (62), and a substantial majority of the bottom endplate (66).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Oskar Bergquist, Johan Svennung
  • Patent number: 10820767
    Abstract: A handheld vacuum cleaner is provided with a hand-carriable body housing the components of a vacuum collection system, which can include a working air path through the body from an air inlet to an air outlet. An air deflector is positioned in opposition to the air inlet and directs a working airstream from the air inlet downwardly within a debris removal assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BISSELL Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Krebs, Thomas K. Ankney
  • Patent number: 10791889
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner may have an air treatment member and a pre-motor filter downstream from the air treatment member. A suction motor and fan assembly may be is positioned downstream of and below the pre-motor filter, a post motor filter may be positioned downstream of the suction motor and fan assembly and in the lower end of the hand vacuum cleaner. A clean air outlet may be positioned below the suction motor and fan assembly whereby air travels downwardly from the suction motor and fan assembly and through the post motor filter to the clean air outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Ernest Conrad, Nina Conrad, Dave Petersen
  • Patent number: 10774487
    Abstract: A handheld blower includes a housing, the housing including an air inlet and a duct assembly, the duct assembly including a duct, a motor and a fan mounted in the duct, a battery, a handle, and a blowpipe which defines a central axis. Along the direction of the central axis, the area of the flowing cross-section of an air passage at the rear end of the fan adjacent to the air inlet is larger than that of the flowing cross-section of an air outlet of the blowpipe, and the rate between the area of the flow cross-section of the air outlet of the blowpipe and the area of the flow cross-section of the flow-through area at the position of the fan is greater than or equal to 0.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Toshinari Yamaoka, Jianpeng Guo, Fangjie Nie, Xiandian Shao
  • Patent number: 10765282
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner comprises a nozzle (N) for cleaning a surface, a suction tube (T) for receiving input air from the nozzle (N), a cyclone device having a cyclone (C) and a dirt container (DC) both oriented substantially perpendicular to the suction tube (T), a cyclone device input coupled to the suction tube (T) from which the input air is transported, following a spiral around a center, in a first direction substantially perpendicular to the suction tube (T) to reach a stage (V) at which dirt is separated from the input air to obtain cyclone output air, from which stage the cyclone output air is conveyed through a conduit in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the suction tube (T) and opposite to the first direction to arrive at a cyclone device output, a filter (F) for filtering the cyclone output air, and an airflow generator (A) for generating an airflow through the suction tube (T), the cyclone (C) and the filter (F), wherein when the nozzle (N) is touching the surface, the suction tube (T)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Matthijs Hendrikus Lubbers
  • Patent number: 10716441
    Abstract: A handheld vacuum cleaner, mainly comprising a main body and a dust collection accessory, wherein the main body comprises a housing (3) and a dust cup (8), a dust collection pipe (1) is provided on the dust cup, a motor (2), a battery pack (7) and a handle (6) are provided above the dust cup, a cyclone filter (81) is provided within the dust cup, an inlet filter sponge component (9) and an inlet strainer component (10) provided around the periphery of the inlet filter sponge component are arranged within the cyclone filter, a dust cup base cover (85) is provided at the bottom of the dust cup, an opening (851) is provided on the dust cup base cover, and the inlet filter sponge component is directly mounted or removed at the bottom of a dust cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TINECO INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiwei Zhang, Huaiqiang Ren
  • Patent number: 10660493
    Abstract: A cleaner holder includes a first body having a charging terminal to charge a cleaner; a second body connected to the first body, configured to support the cleaner and having an accommodation space in which a battery is accommodated; and a locking part rotatably connected to the first body and configured to fix the cleaner, wherein when force having predetermined magnitude is applied to the locking part in one direction, the locking part is rotated in a first direction to be coupled to the cleaner, so that the cleaner is fixed, and wherein when force having predetermined magnitude is applied to the locking part in the other direction, the locking part is rotated in a second direction opposite to the first direction to be uncoupled from the clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Namhee Kim, Bohyun Nam, Jungbae Hwang, Jinju Kim, Sehwan Bae
  • Patent number: 10638903
    Abstract: A cleaner includes: a main body that has an opening; a suction motor that is disposed in the main body and generates suction force; and a filter unit that includes an exhaust filter for filtering air discharged from the suction motor, the filter unit being inserted into the main body through the opening and being separated from the main body, wherein when the filter unit is combined with the main body, a portion of the filter unit protrudes out of the main body, and a portion of the exhaust filter is positioned inside the main body and the other portion of the exhaust filter is positioned outside the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Bohyun Nam, Namhee Kim, Jinju Kim, Hyeonjeong An, Jungbae Hwang, Philjae Hwang, Mantae Hwang, Eunji Sung, Taekgi Lee
  • Patent number: 10624510
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner has a main body housing a suction motor and fan assembly and, a cyclone unit comprising a cyclone and a pre-motor filter housing. The pre-motor filter housing has an openable pre-motor filter housing door. The cyclone unit is moveable mounted to the main body between a closed position in which the openable pre-motor filter housing door is not accessible and an open position in which the openable pre-motor filter housing door is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10595693
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dust collector using fan heat, comprising a bottom shell (10) and an upper cover (50), wherein a rear end (12) of the bottom shell (10) is provided with an air outlet (122) and a fan assembly (30), the upper cover (50) covers and is connected to the bottom shell (10), air flow from the fan assembly (30) is discharged via the air outlet (122), and the fan assembly (30) is provided with a fan (33) and a stator (331); and the rear end (12) is provided with a lower frame edge (121), the fan assembly (30) and the air outlet (122) are enclosed to form a closed air flow channel (35), and a heat collector (40) is provided on the stator (331) in the air flow channel (35), and can rapidly collect heat and warm the air flow to form hot air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Yejen Appliances (Shenzhen) Ltd.
    Inventor: Pei-Cheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10599052
    Abstract: A vacuum system, in particular an EUV lithography system, includes: a vacuum housing (2), in which a vacuum environment (16) is formed. A surface (2a) of the vacuum housing is subjected to contaminating particles (17) in the vacuum environment. A surface structure (18) at the surface reduces adhesion of the contaminating particles and has pore-shaped depressions (24) separated from one another by webs (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS SMT GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Roos, Eugen Foca
  • Patent number: 10595691
    Abstract: A handheld vacuum cleaner includes a cyclonic separating unit and a body that includes a suction generator, a battery and a handle by which the vacuum cleaner is supported during use. The handle is provided with an actuator in the form of a finger-operated trigger for actuating the vacuum cleaner and a trigger guard disposed below the trigger. The battery is disposed below the trigger guard such that the center of gravity of the vacuum cleaner is located below the trigger guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Robert Dimbylow, Robert Hinchliffe
  • Patent number: 10575693
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet; a suction motor provided in the air flow path; and a cyclone bin assembly comprising first and second stage cyclones. The first stage cyclone is provided in the air flow path and comprises a first stage cyclone chamber having a first stage second end wall that is spaced from a first stage first end wall. The second stage cyclone is provided in the air flow path downstream of the first stage cyclone and comprises a second stage cyclone chamber having a second stage second end wall that is spaced from a second stage first end wall. The first stage second end wall and the second stage second end wall are concurrently openable and the second stage second end wall may be moveable separately from the first stage second end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10568475
    Abstract: A cleaner includes: a suction unit; a suction motor that generates suction force for sucking air through the suction unit and includes an impeller; a dust separation unit that includes one or more cyclone units generating cyclonic flow to separate dust from air flowing inside through the suction unit; a dust container that stores dust separated by the dust separation unit and is disposed under the suction motor; a battery disposed behind the dust container to supply power to the suction motor; and a handle disposed behind the suction motor, wherein a rotational axis of the impeller and an axis of the cyclonic flow vertically extend and an extension line from the rotational axis of the impeller passes through the one or more cyclone units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Bohyun Nam, Namhee Kim, Jinju Kim, Hyeonjeong An, Jungbae Hwang
  • Patent number: 10548450
    Abstract: A suction device, including a suction unit, a suction line arrangement that is fluidically connected to the suction unit, a fluid supplying arrangement, a discharge arrangement for fluid, which is fluidically connected to the fluid supplying arrangement, and a guide element that is couplable to the discharge arrangement and the suction line arrangement and that guides fluid from the discharge arrangement into the suction line arrangement, for cleaning the suction line arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Hess, Daniel Eckstein, Guenther Holzwarth, Juergen Steinbach
  • Patent number: 10537216
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner has an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet. A cyclone chamber positioned in the air flow path has a cyclone air inlet and a cyclone air outlet. A pre-motor filter is positioned downstream of the cyclone air outlet and a suction motor is positioned in the air flow path downstream of the pre-motor filter. The pre-motor filter is vertically spaced from the cyclone axis of rotation when the upper end of the hand vacuum cleaner is positioned above the lower end of the hand vacuum cleaner, and air travels generally rearwardly from the pre-motor filter to the suction motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10512374
    Abstract: A reconfigurable surface cleaning apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10478036
    Abstract: A cleaner includes: a suction unit that guides air and dust; a main body connected with the suction unit and including a dust separation unit that separates dust from air, and a dust container that stores dust separated by the dust separation unit, at least a portion of the dust container being transparent or translucent; a handle unit connected to the main body and has a battery; a power receiving component disposed in the main body to be supplied with power from the battery; wires that are connected to the power receiver; and a cover member coupled to the main body and disposed between the main body and the wires to prevent the wires from being seen from the outside of the dust container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Philjae Hwang, Eunji Sung, Taekgi Lee, Mantae Hwang, Jungbae Hwang
  • Patent number: 10470624
    Abstract: A handheld vacuum cleaner including a handle by which the vacuum cleaner is supported during use and a cyclonic separating unit having a first end and a second end. An inlet duct extends through the first end of the cyclonic separating unit. The cyclonic separating unit is arranged to extend away from the handle such that the first end is further from the handle than the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventor: Stephen Robert Dimbylow
  • Patent number: 10463214
    Abstract: A handheld cleaner is provided and includes a dust cup assembly, including: a casing, a negative pressure device disposed in the casing and configured to suck an airflow from an environment into the casing, and a dedusting device disposed in the casing and configured to remove dust from the sucked airflow; and a handle assembly, including: a handle casing disposed to the casing and having a holding portion for user handholding, and a power supply device disposed at a top of the holding portion, and/or in the holding portion, and/or at a position in the handle casing opposite to the holding portion and electrically connected to the negative pressure device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Min Zhong, Bingxian Song, Yonghua Wang, Jiajun Wu