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1. (WO2013144569) A HAND HELD APPLIANCE

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/144569    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2013/050694
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 20 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A45D 20/10
A45D 20/12
F24H 3/04
Applicants: DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
Inventors: COURTNEY, Stephen
MOLONEY, Patrick
GAMMACK, Peter
Title: A HAND HELD APPLIANCE
Abstract:
Disclosed is a hand held appliance comprising a body having a fluid inlet for admitting fluid into the appliance, a fluid outlet, a duct lined with a material, and a primary fluid flow path extending from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet and through the duct. The material may be a foam or a felt and is a sound absorbing material, a vibration absorbing material, is an insulator, is tuned to resonant frequencies of the appliance. The primary fluid flow path may be non-linear. The duct may have a non-circular cross- section and may comprise a handle portion of the appliance, and the handle portion of the duct is lined with said material. A fan unit may be provided located upstream of the handle portion. The duct may comprise a first handle portion and a second handle portion of the appliance. Also disclosed is a hand held appliance comprising a body having a fluid inlet for admitting fluid into the appliance, a fluid outlet, a duct lined with a material, and a primary fluid flow path extending from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet and through the duct.