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1. (WO2017181040) VACUUM CLEANER AND FILTER FOR A VACUUM CLEANER

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/181040    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/027671
Publication Date: Fri Oct 20 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A47L 9/14
A47L 11/40
Applicants: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
WARREN, Robert, Patrick
BURGESS, Roderick
LEHMAN, Joseph, M.
FEE, Garry
BLOOM, Michael
KOZLOWSKI, William Jacob, Jr.
MARCUS, Steven
Inventors: WARREN, Robert, Patrick
BURGESS, Roderick
LEHMAN, Joseph, M.
FEE, Garry
BLOOM, Michael
KOZLOWSKI, William Jacob, Jr.
MARCUS, Steven
Title: VACUUM CLEANER AND FILTER FOR A VACUUM CLEANER
Abstract:
A vacuum cleaner 10 including a suction inlet 18, a conduit 32 in fluid communication with the suction inlet 18, a filter 20 having a valve 210 releasably connected to a filter inlet 212, the filter 20 configured to collect debris drawn through the suction inlet 18. The vacuum cleaner 10 further comprising a release mechanism 22 moveable from a first position to a second position. In the first position, the filter 20 is in fluid communication with the conduit 32 to collect debris with the valve 210 being open, and in the second position, the filter 20 is disconnected from the conduit 32 with the valve 210 being closed. Movement of the release mechanism 22 between the first and second positions closes the valve 210.