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1. (WO2019028244) FLEXIBLE HOSE WITH COMPACT STORAGE CONFIGURATION AND A CLEANING APPARATUS USING THE SAME
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Pub. No.: WO/2019/028244 International Application No.: PCT/US2018/044994
Publication Date: 07.02.2019 International Filing Date: 02.08.2018
IPC:
A47L 5/00 (2006.01) ,A47L 5/36 (2006.01) ,F16J 3/04 (2006.01) ,F16L 11/08 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
47
FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
L
DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
5
Structural features of suction cleaners
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
47
FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
L
DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
5
Structural features of suction cleaners
12
with power-driven air-pumps or air-compressors, e.g. driven by motor vehicle engine vacuum
22
with rotary fans
36
Suction cleaners with hose between nozzle and casing; Suction cleaners for fixing on staircases; Suction cleaners for carrying on the back
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
J
PISTONS; CYLINDERS; PRESSURE VESSELS IN GENERAL; SEALINGS
3
Diaphragms; Bellows; Bellows pistons
04
Bellows
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16
ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
L
PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
11
Hoses, i.e. flexible pipes
04
made of rubber or flexible plastics
08
with reinforcements embedded in the wall
Applicants:
SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC [US/US]; 89 A Street, Suite 100 Needham, Massachusetts 02494, US
Inventors:
THORNE, Jason B.,; US
BROWN, Andre D.,; US
INNES, Daniel,; US
COTTRELL, Lee M.,; US
UDY, Adam,; GB
TONDERYS, Daniel,; US
CLARE, David,; GB
XU, Kai,; CN
Agent:
CARROLL, Kevin J.,; US
GROSSMAN, Steven J.; US
PERREAULT, Donald J.; US
PFLEGER, Edmund P.; US
KROON, JR., Paul J.; US
UHLIR, Nikolas J.; US
GALLAGHER, Michael J.; US
FRANK, Elliot L.,; US
FILIP, Beth A.; US
THOMPSON, Kenneth M.,; US
CODY, Zachary A.,; US
Priority Data:
62/540,38102.08.2017US
Title (EN) FLEXIBLE HOSE WITH COMPACT STORAGE CONFIGURATION AND A CLEANING APPARATUS USING THE SAME
(FR) TUYAU FLEXIBLE À CONFIGURATION DE RANGEMENT COMPACTE ET APPAREIL DE NETTOYAGE UTILISANT UN TEL TUYAU FLEXIBLE
Abstract:
(EN) 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.
(FR) L'invention concerne un tuyau flexible destiné à être utilisé avec des dispositifs de nettoyage de surface, qui comprend une structure porteuse qui permet à un utilisateur de le replier et de le verrouiller en une configuration de rangement, puis de le déverrouiller facilement à l'aide d'une quantité de force relativement faible, par exemple, une force de traction ou une force mécanique appliquée par l'utilisateur. Ainsi, dans un sens général, un tuyau flexible conforme à la présente invention peut comprendre deux configurations à état relativement stable/stabilisé, à savoir une configuration de rangement et une configuration d'utilisation. Ainsi, le tuyau permet à un utilisateur de plier et de verrouiller le tuyau lorsqu'il n'est pas utilisé, et de faire passer le tuyau à une configuration d'utilisation pour cibler divers types de surfaces à nettoyer comprenant, par exemple, des sols, des murs et des plafonds pouvant se situer à plusieurs pieds de distance (par exemple jusqu'à 5 pieds ou plus) de l'appareil de nettoyage de surface.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)