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1. WO2020227059 - FLOOR CLEANER

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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A floor cleaner comprising:

a body having a fluid recovery system including:

a suction nozzle having a suction inlet,

a recovery tank in fluid communication with the suction nozzle by a fluid passageway, and

a suction source configured to draw fluid from the suction nozzle to the recovery tank;

a fluid dispensing member selectively releasably attached to the body, the fluid

dispensing member including:

a grip,

a fluid supply tank,

a dispensing nozzle in fluid communication with the supply tank,

a pump connecting the supply tank to the dispensing nozzle,

a power source, and

an actuator electrically connected to the power source and the pump; wherein the pump is configured to dispense fluid through the dispensing nozzle when the dispensing member is released from the body and the actuator is actuated by a user.

2. The floor cleaner of claim 1, the fluid dispensing member being untethered when released from the body.

3. The floor cleaner of claim 1, wherein the power source is a battery in the fluid dispensing member.

4. The floor cleaner of claim 1, further comprising a base, wherein the suction nozzle is provided in the base.

5. The floor cleaner of claim 4, the body including an upright portion pivotally mounted to the base, the upright portion movable between an upright storage position and an inclined floor cleaning position.

6. The floor cleaner of claim 5, the fluid dispensing member attachable to the body to steer the floor cleaner along the surface to be cleaned as a handle when the dispensing member is attached to the body.

7. The floor cleaner of claim 1, wherein the pump is an electric pump.

8. The floor cleaner of claim 1, wherein the fluid dispensing member is tethered to the body by an electrical connection, wherein the power source includes the electrical connection.

9. The floor cleaner of claim 1, wherein the fluid dispensing member is configured to not deliver solution from the fluid supply tank through the dispensing nozzle when the fluid dispensing member is attached to the body.

10. The floor cleaner of claim 1 wherein the fluid dispensing member includes an upper portion and a lower portion, and wherein the dispensing nozzle is positioned in the lower portion.

11. The floor cleaner of claim 10, wherein the lower portion includes a wand, and the dispensing nozzle is positioned in the wand.

12. The floor cleaner of claim 1, wherein the fluid dispensing member is operable independent of the suction nozzle.

13. The floor cleaner of claim 1, wherein the fluid dispensing member is movable independent of the suction nozzle.

14. A floor cleaner comprising:

a base movable over a surface to be cleaned;

a body connected to the base;

a first fluid distribution system supported by the base or the body, the first fluid

distribution system including:

a first fluid supply tank,

a first dispensing nozzle in fluid communication with the first fluid supply tank, the first dispensing nozzle configured to provide a fluid to a surface to be cleaned;

a fluid recovery system; and

a second fluid distribution system independent of the first fluid distribution system and selectively releasably attached to the body, the second fluid distribution system including:

a grip,

a second fluid supply tank,

a second dispensing nozzle in fluid communication with the second supply tank, a pump connecting the second supply tank to the second dispensing nozzle, a power source, and

an actuator electrically connected to the power source and the pump, wherein the pump is configured to dispense fluid through the second dispensing

nozzle when the second fluid distribution system is released from the body and the actuator is actuated by a user.

15. The floor cleaner of claim 14, the second fluid distribution system being untethered when released from the body.

16. The floor cleaner of claim 15, wherein the power source is a battery in the second fluid distribution system.

17. The floor cleaner of claim 15, the body including an upright portion pivotally mounted to the base, the upright portion movable between an upright storage position and an inclined floor cleaning position.

18. The floor cleaner of claim 17, the second fluid distribution system attachable to the body to steer the floor cleaner along the surface to be cleaned as a handle when the second distribution system is attached to the body.

19. The floor cleaner of claim 15, wherein the fluid recovery system includes a mop pad or other absorbent media disposed on the base.

20. The floor cleaner of claim 15, wherein the fluid recovery system includes a suction nozzle having a suction inlet disposed on the base, a recovery tank in fluid communication with the suction nozzle by a fluid passageway, and a suction source configured to draw fluid from the suction nozzle to the recovery tank.

21. The floor cleaner of claim 15, wherein the pump is an electric pump.

22. The floor cleaner of claim 15, wherein the second fluid distribution system is tethered to the body by an electrical connection, wherein the power source includes the electrical connection.

23. The floor cleaner of claim 15, wherein the second fluid distribution system is configured to not deliver solution from the second fluid supply tank through the second dispensing nozzle when the second fluid distribution system is attached to the body.

24. The floor cleaner of claim 15 wherein the second fluid distribution system includes an upper portion and a lower portion, and wherein the second dispensing nozzle is positioned in the lower portion.

25. The floor cleaner of claim 24, wherein the lower portion includes a wand, and the second dispensing nozzle is positioned in the wand.

26. The floor cleaner of claim 15, wherein the second fluid distribution system is operable independent of the fluid recovery system.

27. The floor cleaner of claim 15, wherein the second fluid distribution system is movable independent of the fluid recovery system.

28. A floor cleaner comprising:

a base movable over a surface to be cleaned;

a suction nozzle provided on the base having a suction inlet;

a body portion having a handle assembly selectively removable from the body

portion, the body portion pivotally mounted to the base, the body portion movable between an upright storage position and an inclined floor cleaning position;

a suction source in fluid communication with the suction nozzle configured to convey air from the suction nozzle to an air outlet;

a reservoir configured to provide a solution;

the handle assembly including

a grip,

a dispensing nozzle in fluid communication with the reservoir, and

an actuator,

the handle assembly having a first position in which the handle assembly is mounted to the body portion and a second position in which the handle assembly is released from the body portion,

wherein the handle assembly is configured to steer the floor cleaner along the surface to be cleaned in the first position, and wherein the actuator is configured to deliver solution from the reservoir through the dispensing nozzle when the handle assembly is in the second position.

29. The floor cleaner of claim 28, wherein the reservoir is provided on the body portion.

30. The floor cleaner of claim 29, the floor cleaner further including a tube connecting the reservoir on the body portion with the handle assembly in the second position.

31. The floor cleaner of claim 28 wherein the reservoir is removable with the handle assembly.

32. The floor cleaner of claim 31, wherein the handle assembly is untethered from the floor cleaner in the second position.

33. The floor cleaner of claim 28, wherein the handle assembly is configured to not deliver solution from the reservoir through the dispensing nozzle when the handle assembly is in the first position.

34. The floor cleaner of claim 33, wherein the actuator is retracted inside of the handle assembly in the first position, and the actuator is accessible when the handle assembly is in the second position.

35. The floor cleaner of claim 28, the handle assembly further comprising a pump in communication with the reservoir operable to deliver solution through the dispensing nozzle.

36. The floor cleaner of claim 35, wherein the pump is electrically powered.

37. The floor cleaner of claim 36, wherein the pump is powered by a battery.

38. The floor cleaner of claim 35, wherein the pump is manually operable to deliver solution from the supply tank.

40. The floor cleaner of claim 28, wherein the handle assembly includes an upper portion and a lower portion, and wherein the dispensing nozzle is positioned in the lower portion.

41. The floor cleaner of claim 40, wherein the lower portion includes a wand, and the dispensing nozzle is positioned in the wand.

42. A floor cleaner comprising:

a base movable over a surface to be cleaned;

a body portion having a handle assembly selectively removable from the body

portion, the body portion pivotally mounted to the base, the body portion movable between an upright storage position and an inclined floor cleaning position; a liquid distribution system including a supply tank, an actuator, and a dispensing nozzle, the dispensing nozzle in fluid communication with the supply tank to deliver a solution to the surface to be cleaned; and

the handle assembly including the dispensing nozzle, the handle assembly having a first position in which the handle assembly is mounted to the body portion and a second position in which the handle assembly is released from the body portion; wherein in the handle assembly is configured to steer the floor cleaner along the surface to be cleaned when in the first position, and wherein the actuator is configured to deliver solution from the supply tank through the dispensing nozzle when the handle assembly is in the second position.

43. The floor cleaner of claim 42, wherein the supply tank is removable with the handle assembly.

44. The floor cleaner of claim 42, wherein the handle assembly is untethered from the floor cleaner in the second position.

45. The floor cleaner of claim 42, wherein the handle assembly is configured to not deliver solution from the supply tank through the dispensing nozzle when the handle assembly is in the first position.

46. The floor cleaner of claim 42, the handle assembly further comprising a pump in communication with the supply tank operable to deliver solution through the dispensing nozzle.

47. The floor cleaner of claim 46, wherein the pump is electrically powered.

48. The floor cleaner of claim 47, wherein the pump is powered by a battery.

49. The floor cleaner of claim 46, wherein the pump is manually operable to deliver solution from the supply tank.

50. The floor cleaner of claim 42, wherein the handle assembly includes a wand, and the dispensing nozzle is positioned in the wand.