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1.

VACUUM CLEANER

      
Application Number 18393029
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-21
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Bradley, Jerald

Abstract

A vacuum cleaner includes a first latch moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position and a second latch moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position, and a spring pressing the second latch to the locked position. The vacuum cleaner also includes a dust bin securable on the housing with the first latch and the second latch. When the dust bin is being installed onto the housing, the second latch is moved from the locked position to the unlocked position until the spring presses the second latch back to the locked position. The dust bin is removable from the housing when the dust bin is installed on the housing, the first latch is in the unlocked position, and the second latch is in the locked position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/16 - Arrangement or disposition of cyclones or other devices with centrifugal action
  • A47L 9/14 - Bags or the like; Attachment of, or closures for, bags

2.

FLOOR CLEANER

      
Application Number 18542242
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-15
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Lee, Hei Man
  • Yu, Jie
  • Wang, Li Feng

Abstract

A method of operating a cleaning system is provided herein. The method includes receiving a first battery pack including a first battery controller, receiving a first signal from the first battery controller, outputting, in response to receiving the first signal, a first control signal, operating a motor at a first predetermined constant power based on the first control signal, receiving a second battery pack including a second battery controller, receiving a second signal from the second battery controller, outputting, in response to receiving the second signal, a second control signal, and operating the motor at a second predetermined constant power based on the second control signal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 5/30 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle with driven dust-loosening tools, e.g. rotating brushes

3.

Vacuum cleaner

      
Application Number 29822176
Grant Number D1021299
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-06
First Publication Date 2024-04-02
Grant Date 2024-04-02
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Wolfe, Kevin
  • Davis, Steve
  • Song, Yu-Jin
  • Mcgovern, Francis
  • Waters, Richard David

4.

SURFACE CLEANER

      
Application Number 18524796
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-30
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Mcrorie, Robert

Abstract

A surface cleaner including a cleaning head with a rotatable brushroll assembly. The cleaning head further includes a cutting member configured to cut debris from the brushroll assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators

5.

FLOOR CLEANER

      
Application Number 18460964
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-05
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Dawson, Michael
  • Mcrorie, Robert
  • Lydic, Donald
  • Deblasio, Nicholas

Abstract

A floor cleaner including a including a body, a cleaning head pivotally coupled to the body, and a liquid distribution system. The cleaning head includes a first and a second cleaning roller for contacting a surface to be cleaned.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

6.

Surface cleaner

      
Application Number 18259793
Grant Number 11910971
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-07
First Publication Date 2023-12-07
Grant Date 2024-02-27
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Hoffman, Eric
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Dawson, Michael
  • Galleno, Daniel

Abstract

A surface cleaner configured to distribute a liquid to a surface to be cleaned. The surface cleaner includes a supply tank, a fluid distributor, a suction inlet aperture, a recovery tank and a tool removably connectable to the surface cleaner and configured to direct fluid from the fluid distributor into the suction inlet aperture to rinse the suction inlet aperture.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/20 - Floor surfacing or polishing machines combined with vacuum cleaning devices
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

7.

FLOOR CLEANER

      
Application Number 18447118
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-09
First Publication Date 2023-11-30
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Dawson, Michael Paul
  • Lydic, Don
  • Davila, Rafael

Abstract

A floor cleaner including a vacuum source recovery tank or collection bin and a body pivotally coupled to a base. The body is pivotable between an upright storage position and an inclined operating position and the body includes a recovery tank recess. The floor cleaner further includes a recovery tank removably coupled to the body in the recovery tank recess, the recovery tank in fluid communication with a vacuum source and a suction inlet, the recovery tank configured to store the cleaning fluid and/or debris drawn through the suction inlet from a surface by the vacuum source. The floor cleaner further includes a projection and a recess that receives the projection when the recovery tank is coupled to the body to limit movement of the body relative to the recovery tank.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 5/28 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle
  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 9/02 - Nozzles
  • A47L 9/32 - Handles

8.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 18248538
Grant Number 11903551
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-10-12
First Publication Date 2023-10-26
Grant Date 2024-02-20
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Paulla, Kirti Kant
  • Khalil, David

Abstract

A floor cleaner with an air inlet, an air outlet, a suction motor, and a filter. The filter includes a first media layer, a second media layer, an end cap, and an annular cap. The first media layer and the second media layer extend along a filter axis between the end cap and the annular cap. The filter is compressible along the filter axis between the end cap and the annular cap.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/12 - Dry filters
  • A47L 5/28 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle
  • B01D 46/24 - Particle separators, e.g. dust precipitators, using rigid hollow filter bodies
  • B01D 46/64 - Filters or filtering processes specially modified for separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours with multiple filtering elements, characterised by their mutual disposition connected in series arranged concentrically or coaxially
  • B01D 46/00 - Filters or filtering processes specially modified for separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours
  • B01D 39/14 - Other self-supporting filtering material
  • A47L 9/20 - Means for cleaning filters

9.

FLOOR CLEANER

      
Application Number 18321672
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-22
First Publication Date 2023-10-26
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Mcrorie, Robert
  • Sookdeo, Yogeshwar

Abstract

A floor cleaner including a including a base, an upright portion, and a recovery tank. The recovery tank includes a baffle configured to separate liquid and air from a liquid-laden stream entering the recovery tank.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • B01D 45/08 - Separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours by gravity, inertia, or centrifugal forces by utilising inertia by impingement against baffle separators

10.

FLOOR CLEANER WITH A LOW POWER MODE

      
Application Number 18007437
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-02
First Publication Date 2023-08-31
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Deblasio, Nicholas
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Bode, Donovan
  • Rukavina, Douglas

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to a battery powered floor cleaner (10). The floor cleaner (10) is operable in various modes based on the capacity of a battery pack (22), such as a normal power mode (40) and a low power mode (42).

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 5/30 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle with driven dust-loosening tools, e.g. rotating brushes
  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators
  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

11.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 18190740
Grant Number 11937750
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-03-27
First Publication Date 2023-07-20
Grant Date 2024-03-26
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Rukavina, Douglas M.

Abstract

A floor cleaner that includes a recovery tank having a top side, a bottom wall opposite the top side, and a sidewall that extends from the bottom wall and defines a perimeter of the recovery tank, the bottom wall and the sidewall at least partially define a storage volume of the recovery tank. The recover tank further includes an inlet aperture, the inlet aperture adjacent the storage volume and the top side and configured to direct fluid into the storage volume. A baffle wall is connected to the sidewall and the baffle wall faces toward the inlet aperture. An inlet aperture axis extending centrally through the inlet aperture and the inlet aperture axis extends through the baffle wall.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

12.

FLOOR CLEANER WITH FULL TANK INDICATOR

      
Application Number 18185126
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-03-16
First Publication Date 2023-07-13
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Rukavina, Douglas M.

Abstract

A surface cleaner includes a suction source that generates a suction airflow to draw liquid-laden air along a fluid flow path from a dirty air inlet to a recovery tank. The recovery tank includes a chamber for storing liquid, an inlet along the fluid flow path, an outlet aperture along the fluid flow path, and a float having an indicator. An inflow path upstream of the inlet connects the dirty air inlet to the recovery tank. The float moves between a first position spaced away from the outlet aperture allowing air to exit the recovery tank along the fluid flow path, and a second position adjacent the outlet aperture obstructing the fluid flow path. The indicator is visible to a user when the float is in the second position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids

13.

Battery

      
Application Number 29681705
Grant Number D0981950
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-02-27
First Publication Date 2023-03-28
Grant Date 2023-03-28
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Warren, Robert

14.

Portable extractor

      
Application Number 18053032
Grant Number 11730333
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-11-07
First Publication Date 2023-03-02
Grant Date 2023-08-22
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Quintero, Juan Aviles
  • Toro, Israel Del
  • Bode, Donovan
  • Irfan, Mohammed

Abstract

A portable cleaner has a recovery tank, including a container for receiving and storing recovered liquid and/or dirt and an openable tank lid for covering the container. The container and the tank lid are removable from the cleaner as a unit. The portable cleaner also has a main housing configured to removably support the recovery tank in a vertical orientation in which the tank lid at least partially defines a top side of the portable cleaner. In addition, a tank latch is provided in the tank lid, the tank latch configured to selectively secure and release the tank lid to the main housing when the recovery tank is supported by the main housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids

15.

Vacuum cleaner and vacuum cleaning system in wireless communication with a user-controlled electronic device

      
Application Number 18047160
Grant Number 11950754
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-17
First Publication Date 2023-02-23
Grant Date 2024-04-09
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Truitt, Patrick
  • Zimmerman, Todd

Abstract

A vacuum cleaner includes a base defining a suction chamber, a user-manipulatable handle coupled to the base, a brushroll driven by a brushroll motor, a transmitter and a receiver both of which are in wireless communication with a user-controlled electronic device, and a controller in communication with the transmitter and the receiver. The controller controls the brushroll motor in a default mode wherein the brushroll is configured to run at a first percent of power on a first floor surface and a second percent of power on a second floor surface. The controller receives a communication from the user-controlled electronic device via the receiver and configured to cause the controller to turn off the default mode and run the brushroll at a third percent of power at both the first floor surface and the second floor surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 5/30 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle with driven dust-loosening tools, e.g. rotating brushes
  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators

16.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 29770195
Grant Number D0979163
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-10
First Publication Date 2023-02-21
Grant Date 2023-02-21
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Chan, Somnanritha

17.

Cleaning tool

      
Application Number 29753848
Grant Number D0977215
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-02
First Publication Date 2023-01-31
Grant Date 2023-01-31
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Chan, Somnanritha
  • Lawson, Robert Barrett

18.

VACUUM CLEANER IMPELLER AND DIFFUSER

      
Application Number 17859903
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-07
First Publication Date 2023-01-12
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Kegg, Steven

Abstract

An impeller comprising a hub, a shroud, a plurality of blades, and circumferential outlet. The hub extends to an outer diameter and is rotatable about a longitudinal axis. The should defines an inlet aperture, extends to the outer diameter, and is offset from the hub along the longitudinal axis to define a passageway between the hub and the shroud. The plurality of blades are located between the hub and the shroud, the blades dividing the passageway into a plurality of passages between each of the plurality of blades. The circumferential outlet is between the hub and the shroud adjacent the outer diameter. Airflow is generated by the plurality of blades, the airflow passing along a flow path within each of the plurality of passages. A size of a cross-sectional area perpendicular to the flow path increases linearly along the flow path from the inlet aperture to the circumferential outlet.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02K 9/06 - Arrangements for cooling or ventilating by ambient air flowing through the machine having means for generating a flow of cooling medium with fans or impellers driven by the machine shaft
  • H02K 7/14 - Structural association with mechanical loads, e.g. with hand-held machine tools or fans

19.

Battery

      
Application Number 29795817
Grant Number D0973017
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-21
First Publication Date 2022-12-20
Grant Date 2022-12-20
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Sexton, Joseph
  • Chan, Somnanritha
  • Shrader, Benjamin
  • Hooley, Bradley

20.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17870434
Grant Number 11930971
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-07-21
First Publication Date 2022-11-10
Grant Date 2024-03-19
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Rukavina, Douglas M.
  • Bode, Donovan
  • Quintero, Juan Aviles
  • Clark, Gregory
  • Clas, Tyler
  • Irfan, Mohammed

Abstract

A floor cleaner including 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 fluid dispensing member selectively removable from the body portion, the body portion being pivotally mounted to the base movable between an upright storage position and an inclined floor cleaning position, a suction source in fluid communication with the suction nozzle, and a reservoir configured to provide solution. The fluid dispensing member includes a grip, a dispensing nozzle in fluid communication with the reservoir, and an actuator. The fluid dispensing member is configured to deliver solution from the reservoir through the dispensing nozzle upon user actuation of the actuator, independent of function of the base and body of the floor cleaner.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/20 - Floor surfacing or polishing machines combined with vacuum cleaning devices
  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

21.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17238992
Grant Number 11690492
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-04-23
First Publication Date 2022-11-03
Grant Date 2023-07-04
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Rukavina, Douglas M.
  • Bode, Donovan
  • Quintero, Juan Aviles

Abstract

A floor cleaner includes an electrically powered component and a switch. The switch includes a button including an actuator surface. A fluid channel is formed by a fluid collection surface disposed below the button and an outer channel wall extending upwardly from the fluid collection surface, the fluid channel having a fluid outlet. A projection of the button is received in an inner button aperture formed by an inner wall extending from the fluid collection surface forming a bushing around the projection. The inner wall inhibits flow of fluid from the fluid channel through the inner button aperture. The outer channel wall surrounds the aperture wall such that fluid entering the body between the perimeter of the button actuator surface and the aperture wall is collected by the fluid channel and directed to the fluid outlet.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction

22.

HANDHELD VACUUM CLEANER

      
Application Number 17854378
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-30
First Publication Date 2022-10-20
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Buttery, Jeremy
  • Tomlinson, Nicholas
  • Quintero, Juan Aviles
  • Charlton, Christopher M.

Abstract

A handheld vacuum cleaner includes a fluid flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet, a main body, and a motor assembly positioned in the main body and along the fluid flow path. The motor defines a motor rotational axis. The handheld vacuum cleaner also includes a cyclonic chamber positioned in the fluid flow path. The cyclonic chamber defines a separator axis. The separator axis and the motor rotational axis form an obtuse angle extending between the cyclonic chamber and the motor assembly. The handheld vacuum cleaner further includes a pre-motor filter in the fluid flow path downstream from the cyclonic chamber and upstream from the motor assembly, a plenum in the fluid flow path immediately upstream from the motor assembly, and a sensor positioned on the plenum. The sensor is operable to measure a characteristic of the fluid flow path.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 5/24 - Hand-supported suction cleaners
  • A47L 5/30 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle with driven dust-loosening tools, e.g. rotating brushes
  • A47L 9/16 - Arrangement or disposition of cyclones or other devices with centrifugal action
  • A47L 9/32 - Handles

23.

SURFACE CLEANER

      
Application Number 17716379
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-08
First Publication Date 2022-10-13
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Lhoste-Clos, Mathieu
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Hansen, Jeremy
  • Galleno, Daniel
  • Ferrigno, Anthony
  • Craig, Joshua

Abstract

A wet surface cleaner operable in an upright cleaning mode, an auxiliary cleaning mode, and a lift-off cleaning mode. The surface cleaner has a canister assembly that is coupled to a body in the upright cleaning mode and removed from the body in the auxiliary cleaning mode and the lift-off cleaning mode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 5/22 - Structural features of suction cleaners with power-driven air-pumps or air-compressors, e.g. driven by motor vehicle engine vacuum with rotary fans
  • A47L 5/32 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle with means for connecting a hose
  • A47L 5/36 - Suction cleaners with hose between nozzle and casing; Suction cleaners for fixing on staircases; Suction cleaners for carrying on the back
  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 9/32 - Handles
  • A47L 9/24 - Hoses; Hose couplings
  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 9/22 - Mountings for motor fan assemblies
  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means

24.

Water soluable package for a floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17710576
Grant Number 11464384
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-31
First Publication Date 2022-10-11
Grant Date 2022-10-11
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Caycoya, Ryan
  • Campbell, Vernon D.

Abstract

A floor cleaner includes a handle, a body, a base movable over a surface to be cleaned, and a supply tank coupled to the body. The supply tank having an inlet opening defining an inlet opening width and a fluid disposed therein. A water soluble package includes a cleaning solution disposed therein and is inserted within the supply tank to combine with the fluid disposed therein to form a cleaning fluid. A distribution nozzle is in communication with the supply tank and disperses the cleaning fluid towards a ground surface. The package has an unfolded dimension defined by a first width that is larger than the inlet width, a height defined orthogonal to the first width, and a thickness defined orthogonal to the first width and the height. The package folds from the unfolded dimension to a compact size having a folded dimension defined by a second width that is smaller than the inlet opening width.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • B65D 85/808 - Disposable containers or packages with contents which are infused or dissolved in situ for immersion in the liquid, e.g. tea bags
  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction

25.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17844937
Grant Number 11751734
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-21
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Grant Date 2023-09-12
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Paulla, Kirti Kant
  • Dawson, Michael Paul
  • Lydic, Don
  • Davila, Rafael

Abstract

A floor cleaner including a recovery tank. The recovery tank includes a tank body having a lower end wall, an open upper end, and a sidewall that extend upwardly from the lower end wall. A cover that includes a suction air outlet in fluid communication with a vacuum source. An inlet duct extends upwardly from the lower end wall. The recover tank includes a shutoff float including a float body and a closure. The float body is configured to float on a surface of cleaning fluid and the closure is received in the suction air outlet to close the suction air outlet. The float body moves along the inlet duct as the float body floats on the surface of the cleaning fluid. The float body includes an aperture extending through the float body and the inlet duct extends through the aperture of the float body.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 5/28 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle
  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 9/02 - Nozzles
  • A47L 9/32 - Handles

26.

FLOOR CLEANER

      
Application Number 17709027
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-30
First Publication Date 2022-10-06
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Morphey, John

Abstract

A floor cleaner includes a hose port in an upper wall of a nozzle, the hose port is located at an elevation between an outlet of the suction nozzle and an inlet of the suction nozzle. A cover for the hose port is movable relative to the suction nozzle between an open position and a closed position. The floor cleaner further includes a hose including a connector, the connector insertable into the hose port when the cover is in the open position to removably couple the hose to the hose port and provide fluid communication between the hose and a recovery tank through the outlet of the suction nozzle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

27.

Surface cleaning device with triggerless fluid distribution mechanism

      
Application Number 17839087
Grant Number 11896176
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-13
First Publication Date 2022-09-29
Grant Date 2024-02-13
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Diana, Patrick
  • Rukavina, Douglas M.

Abstract

Aspects of the present invention relate to a triggerless extractor surface cleaning device for cleaning a surface in which a cleaning solution is distributed to the surface and extracted using suction along with dirt and/or debris on the surface in a continuous operation as the extractor moves along the surface. The extractor further comprises an encoder positioned adjacent a wheel of the extractor for detecting a rotational direction and speed of the wheel to generate a signal. Based on receiving the signal, a controller controls operation of a valve to situationally distribute the cleaning solution to the surface depending on a forward rotation of the wheel and independent of user actuation of a trigger positioned on a handle used to propel the extractor along the surface. Distribution of the cleaning solution can be further optimized based on the detected rotational speed of the wheel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 11/03 - Floor surfacing or polishing machines characterised by having provisions for supplying cleaning or polishing agents
  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 5/36 - Suction cleaners with hose between nozzle and casing; Suction cleaners for fixing on staircases; Suction cleaners for carrying on the back
  • A47L 11/34 - Machines for treating carpets in position by liquid, foam, or vapour, e.g. by steam

28.

Surface cleaning device with automated control

      
Application Number 17839084
Grant Number 11944248
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-13
First Publication Date 2022-09-29
Grant Date 2024-04-02
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Terry, Kevin
  • Diana, Patrick
  • Rukavina, Douglas M.

Abstract

A surface cleaner is provided. The surface cleaner comprises: an operating component configured to perform a function of the surface cleaner; a base moveable along a surface; an accelerometer configured to generate a signal; and a controller in communication with the accelerometer and the operating component, wherein the controller is operable to control the operating component based on the signal, and wherein the operating component is selected from a group consisting of a suction motor operable to generate an airflow, a brushroll motor operable to drive a brushroll, an actuator operable to adjust a height of a brushroll from the surface, a pump operable to deliver a cleaning fluid, an actuator operable to control an airflow or fluid valve, and an indicator operable to indicate a parameter of the surface cleaner.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 5/36 - Suction cleaners with hose between nozzle and casing; Suction cleaners for fixing on staircases; Suction cleaners for carrying on the back
  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction

29.

Handheld vacuum cleaner

      
Application Number 17834575
Grant Number 11672389
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-07
First Publication Date 2022-09-22
Grant Date 2023-06-13
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Terry, Kevin
  • Burgess, Roderick
  • Connelly, Jacob W.
  • Thomas, Kevin L.
  • Fee, Garry
  • Accursi, Jeffrey D.

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.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 5/24 - Hand-supported suction cleaners
  • A47L 5/28 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle
  • A47L 9/12 - Dry filters
  • A47L 9/22 - Mountings for motor fan assemblies
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 9/32 - Handles

30.

VACUUM CLEANER DOCKING STATION

      
Application Number 17693138
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-11
First Publication Date 2022-09-15
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Paulla, Kirti Kant
  • Materdo, James
  • Jenks, Damian
  • Hooley, Bradley

Abstract

A vacuum cleaner docking station is disclosed, the vacuum cleaner docking station includes a vacuum cleaner separator and a dock. The vacuum cleaner separator is operable to separate debris from a suction airflow. The vacuum cleaner separator includes a dirty air inlet, a clean air outlet, and a debris collector having a debris outlet. The vacuum cleaner separator is removably coupled to the dock. The dock includes an airflow source operable to generate an airflow. The dock further includes a dock debris collector and an airflow outlet in fluid communication with the airflow source such that the airflow generated by the airflow source is discharged from the airflow source through the airflow outlet. Airflow generated by the airflow source of the dock travels through the vacuum cleaner separator and through the debris outlet of vacuum cleaner to blow debris out of the debris outlet and into the dock debris collector.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 9/10 - Filters; Dust separators; Dust removal; Automatic exchange of filters

31.

FLOOR CLEANER

      
Application Number 17627010
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-16
First Publication Date 2022-09-01
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Dawson, Michael Paul
  • Bloom, Michael

Abstract

A cleaning head for a floor cleaner including a housing, a brushroll, a suction inlet, and a mounting plate. The mounting plate includes an edge brush adjacent the suction inlet and extending to a lateral side of the housing. The edge brush is configured to direct dirt and debris from the lateral side of the floor cleaner to the suction inlet.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators
  • A47L 5/30 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle with driven dust-loosening tools, e.g. rotating brushes
  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 9/06 - Nozzles with fixed, e.g. adjustably fixed brushes or the like
  • A46B 3/00 - Brushes characterised by the way in which the bristles are fixed or joined in or on the brush body or carrier
  • A46B 3/02 - Brushes characterised by the way in which the bristles are fixed or joined in or on the brush body or carrier by pitch, resin, cement, or other adhesives
  • A46D 1/00 - Bristles; Selection of materials for bristles
  • A46B 9/02 - Position or arrangement of bristles in relation to surface of the brush body, e.g. inclined, in rows, in groups

32.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 29705841
Grant Number D0962568
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-16
First Publication Date 2022-08-30
Grant Date 2022-08-30
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Chan, Somnanritha
  • Sexton, Joseph
  • Shrader, Benjamin

33.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 29720684
Grant Number D0962565
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-15
First Publication Date 2022-08-30
Grant Date 2022-08-30
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Irfan, Mohammed

34.

VACUUM CLEANER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A MOTOR FOR A BRUSH OF THE VACUUM CLEANER

      
Application Number 17668128
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-09
First Publication Date 2022-08-18
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Xie, Fai Zhao Hui

Abstract

A vacuum cleaner that includes a surface cleaning head including a dirty air inlet, a brush supported by the surface cleaning head, a motor coupled to and operable to cause movement of the brush, a sensor to sense a voltage associated with a current of the motor, and a controller configured to control an amount of current provided to the motor in response to the sensed voltage. The controller is configured to control a first pulse width modulated (PWM) duty cycle provided to the motor when the sensed voltage is less than a reference voltage, control a second PWM duty cycle provided to the motor when the sensed voltage is greater than the reference voltage, the second PWM duty cycle being less than the first PWM duty cycle, and turn off the motor when the sensed voltage increases to a voltage associated with an overload current of the motor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators
  • A47L 9/30 - Arrangement of illuminating devices

35.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17713875
Grant Number 11406240
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-05
First Publication Date 2022-07-21
Grant Date 2022-08-09
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Dawson, Michael Paul
  • Lydic, Don
  • Mcrorie, Robert
  • Shrader, Benjamin

Abstract

A floor cleaner including a vacuum source, a supply tank configured to store a cleaning fluid, and a distribution nozzle in fluid communication with the supply tank. The distribution nozzle is configured to dispense the cleaning fluid onto a surface to be cleaned. The floor cleaner further includes a base movable over a surface to be cleaned, the base includes a suction inlet in fluid communication with the vacuum source, a brushroll chamber, a brushroll in the brushroll chamber, the brushroll rotatable about a brushroll axis. The base further includes a brushroll cover releasably attached to the base, the brushroll cover removable to access the brushroll chamber and the brushroll, the brushroll cover having a squeegee that contacts the brushroll. The brushroll axis is between a lower end of the base and the squeegee.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators

36.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17607264
Grant Number 11426047
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-01
First Publication Date 2022-06-16
Grant Date 2022-08-30
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Rukavina, Douglas M.
  • Bode, Donovan
  • Quintero, Juan Aviles
  • Clark, Gregory
  • Clas, Tyler
  • Irfan, Mohammed

Abstract

A floor cleaner including 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 fluid dispensing member selectively removable from the body portion, the body portion being pivotally mounted to the base movable between an upright storage position and an inclined floor cleaning position, a suction source in fluid communication with the suction nozzle, and a reservoir configured to provide solution. The fluid dispensing member includes a grip, a dispensing nozzle in fluid communication with the reservoir, and an actuator. The fluid dispensing member is configured to deliver solution from the reservoir through the dispensing nozzle upon user actuation of the actuator, independent of function of the base and body of the floor cleaner.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/20 - Floor surfacing or polishing machines combined with vacuum cleaning devices
  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

37.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 29720709
Grant Number D0953670
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-15
First Publication Date 2022-05-31
Grant Date 2022-05-31
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Mcrorie, Robert
  • Irfan, Mohammed

38.

Vacuum cleaner

      
Application Number 17583966
Grant Number 11849906
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-25
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Grant Date 2023-12-26
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Bradley, Jerald

Abstract

A vacuum cleaner includes a first latch moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position and a second latch moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position, and a spring pressing the second latch to the locked position. The vacuum cleaner also includes a dust bin securable on the housing with the first latch and the second latch. When the dust bin is being installed onto the housing, the second latch is moved from the locked position to the unlocked position until the spring presses the second latch back to the locked position. The dust bin is removable from the housing when the dust bin is installed on the housing, the first latch is in the unlocked position, and the second latch is in the locked position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/16 - Arrangement or disposition of cyclones or other devices with centrifugal action
  • A47L 9/14 - Bags or the like; Attachment of, or closures for, bags
  • A47L 5/24 - Hand-supported suction cleaners

39.

SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 17561127
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-23
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Mcrorie, Robert
  • Rukavina, Douglas

Abstract

A surface cleaning apparatus comprises a brushroll that rotates about an axis. The brushroll defines a cylindrical portion and the axis extends centrally through the cylindrical portion. The brushroll also includes a rib that extends in a direction away from the axis. The rib includes a face extending along a line that is collinear with a secant through the cylindrical portion. A brush member extends from the face.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 5/30 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle with driven dust-loosening tools, e.g. rotating brushes
  • A46B 7/10 - Bristle carriers arranged in the brush body movably during use as a rotating cylinder
  • A46B 13/00 - Brushes with driven brush bodies
  • A47L 9/10 - Filters; Dust separators; Dust removal; Automatic exchange of filters
  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 11/34 - Machines for treating carpets in position by liquid, foam, or vapour, e.g. by steam

40.

EXTRACTOR CLEANING MACHINE

      
Application Number 17576586
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-14
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Wright, Michael
  • Bantum, John
  • Poitinger, Marlee
  • Davila, Rafael

Abstract

A handheld extractor that includes a housing, a supply tank adjacent a first side of the housing, and a recovery tank adjacent a second side of the housing. A cleaning chamber is in the third side of the housing. A fluid flow path is between the supply tank and the cleaning chamber. The cleaning chamber receives a suction nozzle and a suction source provides suction through a hose and the second fluid flow path to extract the cleaning fluid from the supply tank, along the fluid flow path into the cleaning chamber, through the hose and into the recovery tank to flush the cleaning fluid through the hose to clean the hose when the suction nozzle is received in the cleaning chamber.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 11/34 - Machines for treating carpets in position by liquid, foam, or vapour, e.g. by steam

41.

Vacuum cleaner

      
Application Number 17425690
Grant Number 11707168
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-31
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Grant Date 2023-07-25
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Bloom, Michael

Abstract

A vacuum cleaner including a motor, a suction opening, an exhaust opening, and an air passageway in fluid communication with the suction source and the exhaust opening. The motor receives power from a power cord that enters the lower portion of the main body through a power cord opening. The main body also includes a drain opening, configured to allow egress of any liquid in the main body. The power cord opening is higher than the drain opening. The vacuum also includes a protective tubular frame that surrounds the battery. The tubular frame is energy-absorbing, and is removable and replaceable.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 5/36 - Suction cleaners with hose between nozzle and casing; Suction cleaners for fixing on staircases; Suction cleaners for carrying on the back
  • A47L 9/22 - Mountings for motor fan assemblies
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 9/00 - DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL - Details or accessories of suction cleaners, e.g. mechanical means for controlling the suction or for effecting pulsating action; Storing devices specially adapted to suction cleaners or parts thereof; Carrying-vehicles specially adapted for suction cleaners
  • H01M 10/46 - Accumulators structurally combined with charging apparatus
  • H01M 50/244 - Secondary casings; Racks; Suspension devices; Carrying devices; Holders characterised by their mounting method

42.

System and method for operating a cleaning system based on a surface to be cleaned

      
Application Number 17556494
Grant Number 11839349
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-20
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Grant Date 2023-12-12
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Pohlman, Kevin
  • Charlton, Christopher M.

Abstract

A cleaner including a base defining a suction chamber, a brush roll driven by a brush roll motor, a sensor configured to sense a parameter related to a floor; and a controller having a memory and electronic processor. The controller is configured to receive the parameter, control the brush roll motor based on the parameter and a first floor coefficient, determine a second floor coefficient based on the parameter, and control the brush roll motor based on the second floor coefficient.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

43.

A CLEANING SYSTEM COMPRISING A SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING THE MOTOR FROM OVERHEATING AND A METHOD THREFORE

      
Application Number 17428431
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-04
First Publication Date 2022-04-07
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Pohlman, Kevin

Abstract

A cleaning system (100) including a body (105), a motor (140) supported by the body (100), a sensor (325) configured to sense a characteristic of the motor (140), the characteristic selected from a group consisting of current, voltage, and power. The system (100) further includes a controller (305). The controller (305) is connected to the motor 140 and the sensor (325). The controller (305) includes an electronic processor (330) and a memory (335). The controller (305) is configured to receive, from the sensor (325), a signal indicative of the characteristic of the motor (140), determine, based on the signal, an integral of the signal over time, and operate the motor (140) based on the integral of the signal over time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 5/26 - Hand-supported suction cleaners with driven dust-loosening tools

44.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 29756233
Grant Number D0946220
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-27
First Publication Date 2022-03-15
Grant Date 2022-03-15
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Shrader, Benjamin
  • Sexton, Joseph
  • Lin, Shuang
  • Martise, Steven
  • Barnum, Matthew

45.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17526999
Grant Number 11759072
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-15
First Publication Date 2022-03-10
Grant Date 2023-09-19
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Morphey, John
  • Rukavina, Douglas

Abstract

A floor cleaner having a recovery tank, a suction source, and a filter basket. The suction source is configured to generate an airflow along a fluid flow path to draw fluid and debris from a surface to be cleaned into the recovery tank. The recovery tank has an outlet duct on a tank body. The filter basket is positioned in the outlet duct on the tank body and configured to filter debris from the airflow.

IPC Classes  ?

46.

Portable extractor

      
Application Number 17526889
Grant Number 11844483
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-15
First Publication Date 2022-03-10
Grant Date 2023-12-19
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Rukavina, Douglas M.
  • Bode, Donovan
  • Quintero, Juan Aviles

Abstract

An extraction cleaner includes a supply tank, a recovery tank, a pump, a suction source, a base configured to support the suction source and the pump, an external hose, and a hose attachment assembly. The hose attachment assembly has a suction conduit extending from a suction inlet connected to the proximal end of the hose to a suction outlet in fluid communication with the recovery tank. The suction conduit is removable from the base with the hose. The hose attachment assembly also has a fluid coupling which is removable with the suction conduit. The fluid coupling extends from a coupling inlet in fluid communication with the pump to a coupling outlet coupled to a supply tube having one or more portions carried within the suction conduit. The proximal end of the hose is at least partially nested adjacent the base when the suction conduit is coupled to the base.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 9/24 - Hoses; Hose couplings
  • A47L 9/32 - Handles
  • A47L 5/24 - Hand-supported suction cleaners
  • A47L 5/36 - Suction cleaners with hose between nozzle and casing; Suction cleaners for fixing on staircases; Suction cleaners for carrying on the back

47.

FULL RECOVERY TANK SHUTOFF

      
Application Number 17526983
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-15
First Publication Date 2022-03-10
Owner
  • TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
  • TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
  • TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Pohlman, Kevin
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Deblasio, Nicholas

Abstract

A cleaning system comprising a vacuum source, a current sensor, a recovery tank having a shutoff float configured to float on a surface of fluid within the recovery tank, and a controller. The vacuum source is in fluid communication with a suction inlet via first and second air paths within the recovery tank. The shutoff float is further configured to block the first air path upon the fluid within the recovery tank reaching a desired level. The controller is configured to receive, from the current sensor, a signal indicative of the current drawn by the vacuum source. The controller is further configured to determine, based on the current drawn by the vacuum source crossing a threshold, the fluid within the recovery tank has reached the desired level and control an operating element of the cleaning system upon determining the fluid within the recovery tank has reached the desired level.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means

48.

AUTONOMOUS VACUUM OPERATION IN RESPONSE TO DIRT DETECTION

      
Application Number 17511184
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-26
First Publication Date 2022-02-10
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Thomas, Kevin L.

Abstract

An automated cleaning device includes a chassis, a controller operably connected to a drive assembly and configured to move the chassis within an area to be cleaned in repeated cleaning cycles, a cleaning unit carried by the chassis, a sensor configured to detect material drawn into the cleaning unit and provide a debris signal corresponding to an amount of material drawn into the cleaning unit, the controller being operably connected to the sensor and configured to generate a high-material indicator in response to the debris signal exceeding a predetermined debris threshold, and determining whether the autonomous cleaner is in a high traffic area when the chassis moves within the area to be cleaned based on locations of high-material indicators.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • B25J 9/16 - Programme controls
  • B25J 5/00 - Manipulators mounted on wheels or on carriages
  • B25J 11/00 - Manipulators not otherwise provided for

49.

Signal detector

      
Application Number 29703339
Grant Number D0942287
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-27
First Publication Date 2022-02-01
Grant Date 2022-02-01
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Lan, Jinhe

50.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17498409
Grant Number 11547256
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-10-11
First Publication Date 2022-01-27
Grant Date 2023-01-10
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Davila, Rafael

Abstract

A floor cleaner including a base that includes a suction inlet, a brushroll chamber, and brushroll. The brushroll chamber includes a brushroll, an endcap, a tab extending from the endcap, a driven end and a non-driven end. The endcap includes the tab extending from the endcap. The tab is movable between an unfolded and a folded position. Upward movement of the tab in the unfolded position removes the brushroll from the base.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/06 - Nozzles with fixed, e.g. adjustably fixed brushes or the like
  • A47L 5/30 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle with driven dust-loosening tools, e.g. rotating brushes
  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators

51.

SURFACE CLEANING DEVICE FOR GENERATING SURFACE IDENTIFYING FINGERPRINT

      
Application Number 17294709
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-10-30
First Publication Date 2022-01-13
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Terry, Kevin
  • Truitt, Patrick

Abstract

A surface cleaner is disclosed having abase moveable along a surface and an operating component configured to perform a function of the cleaner. The surface cleaner includes a sensor configured to generate a signal based on the surface and a controller in communication with the sensor and the operating component. The controller is operable to convert the signal from a time domain to a frequency domain to generate a surface fingerprint. Furthermore, the controller is operable to control the operating component based on the surface fingerprint.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means

52.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 29705845
Grant Number D0939794
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-16
First Publication Date 2021-12-28
Grant Date 2021-12-28
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Irfan, Mohammed
  • Del Toro, Israel
  • Lin, Shuang

53.

Handheld cleaner

      
Application Number 29705840
Grant Number D0938675
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-16
First Publication Date 2021-12-14
Grant Date 2021-12-14
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Burgess, Roderick
  • Martise, Steven

54.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 29705839
Grant Number D0937513
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-16
First Publication Date 2021-11-30
Grant Date 2021-11-30
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Chan, Somnanritha
  • Sexton, Joseph
  • Shrader, Benjamin
  • Burgess, Roderick
  • Martise, Steven P.

55.

Surface cleaning tool

      
Application Number 17308596
Grant Number 11607715
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-05
First Publication Date 2021-11-11
Grant Date 2023-03-21
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Terry, Kevin
  • Martise, Steven
  • Burleigh, Andrew

Abstract

A surface cleaning tool including a housing forming a handle, a motor, a fluid reservoir coupled to the motor for rotational movement, a cleaning head coupled to and rotatable with the fluid reservoir, and a valve configured to control the flow of fluid from the fluid reservoir to the cleaning head. The valve is actuated by movement of the fluid reservoir from a first position to a second position relative to the cleaning head.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B08B 3/04 - Cleaning involving contact with liquid
  • B08B 1/00 - Cleaning by methods involving the use of tools, brushes, or analogous members
  • F16K 15/02 - Check valves with guided rigid valve members

56.

Vacuum cleaner

      
Application Number 17373528
Grant Number 11612292
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-07-12
First Publication Date 2021-11-04
Grant Date 2023-03-28
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Marcus, Steven
  • Kozlowski, Jr., William Jacob

Abstract

A vacuum cleaner that includes a suction source configured to generate a suction airflow, a dirt collector in fluid communication with the suction source and configured to separate debris from the suction airflow and the dirt collector is configured to store the debris separated from the suction airflow. The vacuum further includes an infrared sensor operable to output a signal corresponding to a distance to an amount of debris stored in the dirt collector, a controller that receives the signal, and the controller is operable to determine a fill level stored in the dirt collector based on the signal. A visual display displays the fill level stored in the dirt collector.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/19 - Means for monitoring filtering operation
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 9/16 - Arrangement or disposition of cyclones or other devices with centrifugal action
  • A47L 9/12 - Dry filters
  • A47L 9/30 - Arrangement of illuminating devices
  • B01D 46/00 - Filters or filtering processes specially modified for separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours
  • G01F 23/292 - Light
  • B01D 46/42 - Auxiliary equipment or operation thereof

57.

Floor cleaner and tray

      
Application Number 17279676
Grant Number 11432644
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-24
First Publication Date 2021-11-04
Grant Date 2022-09-06
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Deblasio, Nicholas

Abstract

A combination of a floor cleaner and a cleaning tray. At least a portion of a base of the floor cleaner is received by a reservoir of the cleaning tray. The floor cleaner further including an upright portion movable between an inclined use position and an upright storage position. The brushroll is powered by a brushroll motor. The brushroll motor includes a control circuit that controls the brushroll. The control circuit has a first switch that is open when the floor cleaner is in the upright position and closed when the floor cleaner is in the inclined use position. The second switch is in parallel with the first switch. The second switch is opened in response to the portion of the base being removed from the cleaning tray and the second switch is closed when the portion of the base is in the cleaning tray.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A46B 17/06 - Devices for cleaning brushes after use
  • A46B 13/00 - Brushes with driven brush bodies
  • A46B 13/02 - Brushes with driven brush bodies power-driven
  • A47L 5/30 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle with driven dust-loosening tools, e.g. rotating brushes
  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids

58.

Vacuum cleaner

      
Application Number 17373500
Grant Number 11612291
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-07-12
First Publication Date 2021-11-04
Grant Date 2023-03-28
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Marcus, Steven
  • Kozlowski, Jr., William Jacob

Abstract

A vacuum cleaner that includes a suction source configured to generate a suction airflow, a dirt collector in fluid communication with the suction source and configured to separate debris from the suction airflow and the dirt collector is configured to store the debris separated from the suction airflow. The vacuum further includes an infrared sensor operable to output a signal corresponding to a distance to an amount of debris stored in the dirt collector, a controller that receives the signal, and the controller is operable to determine a fill level stored in the dirt collector based on the signal. A visual display displays the fill level stored in the dirt collector.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/19 - Means for monitoring filtering operation
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 9/16 - Arrangement or disposition of cyclones or other devices with centrifugal action
  • A47L 9/12 - Dry filters
  • A47L 9/30 - Arrangement of illuminating devices
  • B01D 46/00 - Filters or filtering processes specially modified for separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours
  • G01F 23/292 - Light
  • B01D 46/42 - Auxiliary equipment or operation thereof

59.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17237930
Grant Number 11612293
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-04-22
First Publication Date 2021-10-28
Grant Date 2023-03-28
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Rukavina, Douglas M.

Abstract

A floor cleaner that includes a recovery tank having a top side, a bottom wall opposite the top side, and a sidewall that extends from the bottom wall and defines a perimeter of the recovery tank, the bottom wall and the sidewall at least partially define a storage volume of the recovery tank. The recover tank further includes an inlet aperture that faces the bottom wall, the inlet aperture adjacent the storage volume and the top side and configured to direct fluid into the storage volume. The inlet aperture is adjacent the sidewall of the recovery tank and the inlet aperture is a longitudinal shaped aperture having an aperture width and an aperture depth, the aperture width being greater than the aperture depth and the aperture width extends along the sidewall and the aperture depth extends along an inlet duct axis.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

60.

Floor cleaner with full tank indicator

      
Application Number 17238026
Grant Number 11607093
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-04-22
First Publication Date 2021-10-28
Grant Date 2023-03-21
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Rukavina, Douglas M.

Abstract

A floor cleaner includes a recovery tank including an inflow path allowing liquid-laden air to enter the recovery tank, an outflow path allowing air to exit the recovery tank; and a chamber for storing liquid. The chamber includes an inlet, a separator that separates liquid from the liquid-laden air, an air outlet, and a float. The float includes a base and a valve with an indicator. The float is moveable between a first position and a second position. In the first position the valve is spaced away from the air outlet and air is allowed to exit the chamber. In the second position the valve is adjacent the outlet and impedes air from exiting the chamber. In the second position the indicator is visible when the chamber is full.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 9/18 - Liquid filters
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

61.

ROTARY WORKING ELEMENT

      
Application Number 17239082
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-23
First Publication Date 2021-10-28
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Mcrorie, Robert
  • Davila, Rafael

Abstract

A floor cleaner includes a suction source, a body, and a rotary working element. The body includes a working element chamber having an opening facing toward a surface to be cleaned and a suction inlet in fluid communication with the suction source. The rotary working element is positioned within the working element chamber and includes a body rotatable about an axis having silicone features extending outwardly from the body to contact the surface to be cleaned though the opening.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 5/28 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle
  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators

62.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17224989
Grant Number 11744426
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-04-07
First Publication Date 2021-10-14
Grant Date 2023-09-05
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Dawson, Michael
  • Mcrorie, Robert
  • Lydic, Donald
  • Deblasio, Nicholas

Abstract

A floor cleaner including a including a body, a cleaning head pivotally coupled to the body, and a liquid distribution system. The cleaning head includes a first and a second cleaning roller for contacting a surface to be cleaned.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

63.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING POWER TO A MOTOR

      
Application Number 17351833
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-18
First Publication Date 2021-10-07
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Morgan, Jacob

Abstract

A cleaning system including an energy storage device receptacle, a motor controlled via a motor control circuit, a switch, and a control circuit. The energy storage device receptacle is configured to selectively receive an energy storage device. The switch is electrically connected to the energy storage device receptacle. The switch has an on position and an off position. The control circuit is electrically connected to the switch. The control circuit is configured to output power from the energy storage device to the motor control circuit when the switch is in the on position, and prohibit power from the energy storage device to the motor control circuit when the switch is in the off position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • H02P 27/08 - Arrangements or methods for the control of AC motors characterised by the kind of supply voltage using variable-frequency supply voltage, e.g. inverter or converter supply voltage using dc to ac converters or inverters with pulse width modulation
  • H02P 6/28 - Arrangements for controlling current
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • G01R 19/165 - Indicating that current or voltage is either above or below a predetermined value or within or outside a predetermined range of values
  • G05F 3/18 - Regulating voltage or current wherein the variable is dc using uncontrolled devices with non-linear characteristics being semiconductor devices using Zener diodes

64.

Vacuum cleaner

      
Application Number 17136424
Grant Number 11432693
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-29
First Publication Date 2021-09-16
Grant Date 2022-09-06
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Paulla, Kirti Kant

Abstract

A vacuum cleaner comprising a suction source operable to generate an airflow, a first stage cyclonic separator configured to separate debris from the airflow, the airflow rotatable about a first stage separator axis in the first stage separator to separate the debris from the airflow, a second stage cyclonic separator downstream from the first stage cyclonic separator, the second stage cyclonic separator configured to separate debris from the airflow, a first stage collector configured to receive debris from the first stage cyclonic separator, and a second stage collector configured to receive debris from the second stage cyclonic separator, the second stage collector being within the first stage collector, the second stage collector having a cross section taken normal to the first stage separator axis that is polygonal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/16 - Arrangement or disposition of cyclones or other devices with centrifugal action

65.

Battery charger

      
Application Number 29670225
Grant Number D0930580
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-14
First Publication Date 2021-09-14
Grant Date 2021-09-14
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Sexton, Joseph
  • Chan, Somnanritha
  • Shrader, Benjamin
  • Hooley, Bradley

66.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 29681676
Grant Number D0930297
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-02-27
First Publication Date 2021-09-07
Grant Date 2021-09-07
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Burgess, Roderick
  • Terry, Kevin
  • Warren, Robert

67.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17131147
Grant Number 11653809
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-22
First Publication Date 2021-08-19
Grant Date 2023-05-23
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Mcrorie, Robert
  • Sookdeo, Yogeshwar

Abstract

A floor cleaner including a including a base, an upright portion, and a recovery tank. The recovery tank includes a baffle configured to separate liquid and air from a liquid-laden stream entering the recovery tank.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • B01D 45/08 - Separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours by gravity, inertia, or centrifugal forces by utilising inertia by impingement against baffle separators

68.

Vacuum cleaner

      
Application Number 17055779
Grant Number 11197592
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-07-19
First Publication Date 2021-07-29
Grant Date 2021-12-14
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Zhou, Rong
  • Khalil, Jr., David

Abstract

A vacuum cleaner (10) includes a handle assembly (22) pivotally coupled to a foot (42). The handle assembly (22) includes an air treatment member, an actuator (34) centrally arranged on a rear side of the handle assembly (22) and a cord reel assembly (14) arranged on a front side of the handle assembly (22). The cord reel assembly (14) includes a cord reel (30) and a cord (26) configured to be coupled to an AC power source and provide power to the suction source. The cord reel (30) is switchable between a first state, in which the cord reel (30) winds the cord (26), and a second state, in which the cord reel (30) does not wind. The actuator (34) is moveable between a first position and a second position. In response to the actuator (34) moving from the first position to the second position, the cord reel (30) switches from the second state to the first state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 5/28 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle
  • A47L 9/00 - DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL - Details or accessories of suction cleaners, e.g. mechanical means for controlling the suction or for effecting pulsating action; Storing devices specially adapted to suction cleaners or parts thereof; Carrying-vehicles specially adapted for suction cleaners
  • A47L 9/26 - Incorporation of winding devices for electric cables
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 9/32 - Handles

69.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17221199
Grant Number 11484175
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-04-02
First Publication Date 2021-07-22
Grant Date 2022-11-01
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Bradley, Jerald
  • Dawson, Michael Paul
  • Deblasio, Nicholas
  • Lydic, Don
  • Shrader, Benjamin

Abstract

A floor cleaner including a base movable over a surface to be cleaned, the base including a front side, a back side opposite the front side, and a brushroll chamber. A supply tank is configured to store a cleaning fluid and a distribution nozzle is in fluid communication with the supply tank, the distribution nozzle operable to dispense the cleaning fluid onto the surface to be cleaned. A brushroll cover is removable from the base to access the brushroll chamber. A brushroll is within the brushroll chamber. The distribution nozzle is disposed adjacent the front side of the base and carried on an upper exterior portion of the base and configured to spray forwardly of the base in a direction from the back side toward the front side.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 9/30 - Arrangement of illuminating devices

70.

FLOOR CLEANER

      
Application Number 17224786
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-07
First Publication Date 2021-07-22
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Kegg, Steven
  • Shrawage, Abhijeet
  • Paulla, Kirti

Abstract

A cleaning head for a floor cleaner including a brushroll assembly configured to clean a surface to be cleaned and reduce brushroll maintenance, such as removing hair and debris wrapped around the brushroll assembly and removing debris from a bearing of the brushroll assembly. The brushroll assembly may comprise agitator members to assist in cleaning and maintenance.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

71.

Surface cleaning apparatus

      
Application Number 29681683
Grant Number D0925846
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-02-27
First Publication Date 2021-07-20
Grant Date 2021-07-20
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Pougher, Simon Matthew
  • Holmes, Darren David
  • Jaanus, Anna Louise
  • Burnham, Gavin
  • Bennett, Samuel William

72.

Full recovery tank shutoff

      
Application Number 17132079
Grant Number 11172801
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-23
First Publication Date 2021-07-08
Grant Date 2021-11-16
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Pohlman, Kevin
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Deblasio, Nicholas

Abstract

A cleaning system comprising a vacuum source, a current sensor, a recovery tank having a shutoff float configured to float on a surface of fluid within the recovery tank, and a controller. The vacuum source is in fluid communication with a suction inlet via first and second air paths within the recovery tank. The shutoff float is further configured to block the first air path upon the fluid within the recovery tank reaching a desired level. The controller is configured to receive, from the current sensor, a signal indicative of the current drawn by the vacuum source. The controller is further configured to determine, based on the current drawn by the vacuum source crossing a threshold, the fluid within the recovery tank has reached the desired level and control an operating element of the cleaning system upon determining the fluid within the recovery tank has reached the desired level.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means

73.

Vacuum cleaner

      
Application Number 17211041
Grant Number 11627852
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-24
First Publication Date 2021-07-08
Grant Date 2023-04-18
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Paulla, Kirti Kant
  • Khalil, David
  • Guzewicz, Blake
  • Tyler, Jake

Abstract

A vacuum cleaner includes a suction inlet, a suction source configured to generate an airflow through the suction inlet to draw debris with the airflow through the suction inlet, and a separator assembly. The separator assembly includes a housing having an air inlet and an air outlet, a debris collection chamber within the housing, and an inner chamber formed within a shroud that defines a cyclone axis and has a perforated portion. The inner chamber has a first end and a second end. The first end has a tangential inlet. The second end is open toward the debris collection chamber. An outflow passageway is outside of the shroud and in fluid communication with the air outlet and a filter is in fluid communication with the outflow passageway.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators
  • A47L 9/16 - Arrangement or disposition of cyclones or other devices with centrifugal action
  • A47L 9/10 - Filters; Dust separators; Dust removal; Automatic exchange of filters
  • B01D 46/24 - Particle separators, e.g. dust precipitators, using rigid hollow filter bodies
  • B01D 45/12 - Separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours by gravity, inertia, or centrifugal forces by centrifugal forces
  • B01D 46/52 - Particle separators, e.g. dust precipitators, using filters embodying folded material
  • B01D 50/20 - Combinations of devices covered by groups and

74.

Adapter for vacuum cleaner assembly

      
Application Number 17129510
Grant Number 11653799
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-21
First Publication Date 2021-07-08
Grant Date 2023-05-23
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Burgess, Roderick
  • Connelly, Jacob W.
  • Terry, Kevin
  • Hooley, Bradley

Abstract

A vacuum cleaner assembly includes an upright vacuum cleaner, an adapter, and a handheld accessory. The upright vacuum cleaner includes an upright frame and a connection post. The connection post is coupled to the upright frame. The connection post includes a distal end. The adapter includes a recess and a projection. The distal end of the connection post is removably received in the recess. The projection is opposite the recess. The handheld accessory includes an elongate member. The elongate member includes a nozzle end. At least a portion of the projection is removably received in the nozzle end.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 5/22 - Structural features of suction cleaners with power-driven air-pumps or air-compressors, e.g. driven by motor vehicle engine vacuum with rotary fans
  • A47L 5/28 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle
  • A47L 9/32 - Handles

75.

Vacuum cleaner assembly

      
Application Number 17132106
Grant Number 11690488
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-23
First Publication Date 2021-07-08
Grant Date 2023-07-04
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Thomas, Kevin L.
  • Terry, Kevin
  • Accursi, Jeffrey D.

Abstract

A handheld vacuum cleaner includes a housing, a motor, and a dirt cup. The housing defines a top, a bottom, a motor chamber, a dirty air inlet at a front of the housing, a handle at the rear of the housing, a clean air outlet, and an airflow path from the dirty air inlet to the clean air outlet. The handle has a grip portion. The housing further includes a continuous elongate structural member extending from the dirty air inlet into the grip portion of the handle. The motor is disposed in the motor chamber. The dirt cup is coupled to the elongate structural member. The dirt cup is in fluid communication with the dirty air inlet and the motor. The elongate structural member defines a portion of the airflow path extending from the dirty air inlet.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 5/24 - Hand-supported suction cleaners
  • A47L 9/10 - Filters; Dust separators; Dust removal; Automatic exchange of filters
  • A47L 9/12 - Dry filters
  • A47L 5/22 - Structural features of suction cleaners with power-driven air-pumps or air-compressors, e.g. driven by motor vehicle engine vacuum with rotary fans

76.

Handheld vacuum cleaner

      
Application Number 17136397
Grant Number 11350806
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-29
First Publication Date 2021-07-08
Grant Date 2022-06-07
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Terry, Kevin
  • Burgess, Roderick
  • Connelly, Jacob W.
  • Thomas, Kevin L.
  • Fee, Garry
  • Accursi, Jeffrey D.

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.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 5/24 - Hand-supported suction cleaners
  • A47L 5/28 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle
  • A47L 9/12 - Dry filters
  • A47L 9/22 - Mountings for motor fan assemblies
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 9/32 - Handles

77.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17124865
Grant Number 11497371
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-17
First Publication Date 2021-06-24
Grant Date 2022-11-15
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Lightbourn, Robert

Abstract

A floor cleaner including a vacuum source, a supply tank, and a recovery tank. The floor cleaner is configured to remove debris and fluid from a surface to be cleaned. The recovery tank includes a removably coupleable strainer configured to filter hair and large debris from a dirty fluid during emptying of the recovery tank.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction

78.

Portable cleaner

      
Application Number 29670231
Grant Number D0920607
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-14
First Publication Date 2021-05-25
Grant Date 2021-05-25
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Del Toro, Israel
  • Irfan, Mohammed

79.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17083914
Grant Number 11172800
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-29
First Publication Date 2021-05-06
Grant Date 2021-11-16
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Morphey, John
  • Rukavina, Douglas

Abstract

A floor cleaner having a recovery tank, a suction source, and a filter basket. The suction source is configured to generate an airflow along a fluid flow path to draw fluid and debris from a surface to be cleaned into the recovery tank. The recovery tank has an outlet duct on a tank body. The filter basket is positioned in the outlet duct on the tank body and configured to filter debris from the airflow.

IPC Classes  ?

80.

Separator configuration for a floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17083936
Grant Number 11484171
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-29
First Publication Date 2021-05-06
Grant Date 2022-11-01
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Bloom, Michael
  • Davila, Rafael

Abstract

A cleaning machine has a housing, a supply tank, a suction nozzle, a suction source, and a recovery tank that includes a container having sidewalls projecting upwardly from a bottom wall thereby defining an open top, a cover connected to the open top of the container, and an air-liquid separator extending into the recovery tank from the open top and having a vertical sidewall, a lower wall extending laterally from a lower end of the vertical sidewall toward an adjacent sidewall of the sidewalls of the container. The vertical sidewall, the lower wall, and the adjacent sidewall define a separation chamber, the vertical sidewall includes a vertical rib extending outwardly from the vertical sidewall and into the separation chamber. The separation chamber includes a dirty fluid inlet receiving fluid from the suction nozzle through the cover, and a dirty fluid outlet directing fluid from the separation chamber into the container.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction

81.

Brushroll for a floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17083959
Grant Number 11172802
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-29
First Publication Date 2021-05-06
Grant Date 2021-11-16
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Bloomer, Ryan
  • Quintero, Juan Aviles
  • Irfan, Mohammed
  • Morphey, John

Abstract

A cleaning head housing for a floor cleaner that moves along a surface to be cleaned includes a brushroll chamber defining a top surface having a top opening and a bottom surface having a bottom opening positioned closer to the surface to be cleaned than the top opening. A suction nozzle has an upper nozzle wall, a lower nozzle wall, and a nozzle passageway formed between the upper and lower nozzle walls. The suction nozzle is releaseably connected to the brushroll chamber to selectively cover the top opening of the brushroll chamber. A brushroll is positioned within the brushroll chamber and engages the surface to be cleaned through the bottom opening of the brushroll chamber. The brushroll is accessible through the top opening for cleaning while the suction nozzle is disconnected from the brushroll chamber. The brushroll is removable from the brushroll chamber other than through the top opening.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

82.

Portable extractor

      
Application Number 17122048
Grant Number 11849892
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-15
First Publication Date 2021-04-01
Grant Date 2023-12-26
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Quintero, Juan Aviles
  • Toro, Israel Del
  • Irfan, Mohammed
  • Bode, Donovan
  • Rukavina, Douglas M.

Abstract

A portable extractor includes a supply tank, a recovery tank, a pump in fluid communication with the supply tank, a suction source in fluid communication with the recovery tank, a base configured to support the suction source and the pump, and a main housing mounted on the base and housing the suction source and the pump. The main housing is configured to removably support the recovery tank and the supply tank. The recovery tank is arranged at a front side of the portable extractor and the supply tank is arranged at a lateral side of the portable extractor between the front side and the rear side.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

83.

Brush for a cleaning device

      
Application Number 29722346
Grant Number D0913616
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-29
First Publication Date 2021-03-16
Grant Date 2021-03-16
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Bosyj, Nick M.
  • Gilbert, Christopher B.
  • Hooley, Bradley
  • Lydic, Don
  • Morphey, John

84.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17017138
Grant Number 11589720
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-10
First Publication Date 2021-03-11
Grant Date 2023-02-28
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Davila, Rafael
  • Dawson, Michael Paul
  • Mcrorie, Robert

Abstract

A floor cleaner including a recovery. The recovery tank is configured to contain a fluid drawn through a suction inlet from a surface to be cleaned by a vacuum source. The recovery tank includes a shutoff float. The shutoff float is movable between a first position and a second position. The shutoff float includes a float body, a float closure, and a first interconnecting member. The first interconnecting member engages a second interconnecting member to retain the float in the first position. In the first position, the shutoff float is spaced a distance from the suction air outlet, allowing air flow through the suction air outlet. The first interconnecting member engages the second interconnecting member to retain the shutoff float in the first position. In the second position, the shutoff float is adjacent the suction air outlet, inhibiting air flow through the suction air outlet.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids

85.

Cleaning tool

      
Application Number 29705847
Grant Number D0911645
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-16
First Publication Date 2021-02-23
Grant Date 2021-02-23
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Clark, Gregory
  • Quintero, Juan Aviles

86.

Housing for a filter

      
Application Number 29650252
Grant Number D0911642
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-06-05
First Publication Date 2021-02-23
Grant Date 2021-02-23
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Burgess, Roderick
  • Warren, Robert Patrick

87.

Charger and battery

      
Application Number 29707712
Grant Number D0908612
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-30
First Publication Date 2021-01-26
Grant Date 2021-01-26
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Sexton, Joseph
  • Lin, Shuang
  • Chan, Somnanritha
  • Shrader, Benjamin
  • Hooley, Bradley

88.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 17038383
Grant Number 11363923
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-30
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Grant Date 2022-06-21
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Paulla, Kirti Kant
  • Dawson, Michael Paul
  • Lydic, Don
  • Davila, Rafael

Abstract

A floor cleaner including a recovery tank. The recovery tank includes a tank body having a lower end wall, an open upper end, and a sidewall that extend upwardly from the lower end wall. A cover that includes a suction air outlet in fluid communication with a vacuum source. An inlet duct extends upwardly from the lower end wall. The recover tank includes a shutoff float including a float body and a closure. The float body is configured to float on a surface of cleaning fluid and the closure is received in the suction air outlet to close the suction air outlet. The float body moves along the inlet duct as the float body floats on the surface of the cleaning fluid. The float body includes an aperture extending through the float body and the inlet duct extends through the aperture of the float body.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 9/02 - Nozzles
  • A47L 5/28 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle
  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 9/32 - Handles

89.

System and method for controlling a motor at a constant rotations per minute (RPM)

      
Application Number 17017168
Grant Number 11910990
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-10
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Grant Date 2024-02-27
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Terry, Kevin

Abstract

A cleaning system including a motor configured to provide rotational energy to an impeller, a current sensor configured to sense current provided to the moto, and a controller having an electronic processor. The controller is configured to receive, from the current sensor, a current signal indicative of the current provided to the motor, filter the current signal to produce a filtered current signal, and control the motor based on the filtered current signal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means

90.

Bottle

      
Application Number 29676368
Grant Number D0902734
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-10
First Publication Date 2020-11-24
Grant Date 2020-11-24
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Clark, Gregory
  • Irfan, Mohammed

91.

Charger

      
Application Number 29696039
Grant Number D0902847
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-25
First Publication Date 2020-11-24
Grant Date 2020-11-24
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Sexton, Joseph
  • Lin, Shuang

92.

Bottle

      
Application Number 29676366
Grant Number D0902728
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-10
First Publication Date 2020-11-24
Grant Date 2020-11-24
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Clark, Gregory
  • Irfan, Mohammed

93.

Charger

      
Application Number 29696041
Grant Number D0900732
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-25
First Publication Date 2020-11-03
Grant Date 2020-11-03
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Sexton, Joseph
  • Lin, Shuang

94.

Battery powered vacuum cleaner

      
Application Number 16786419
Grant Number 11363930
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-10
First Publication Date 2020-08-13
Grant Date 2022-06-21
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Gilbert, Christopher
  • Thomas, Kevin
  • Kozlowski, Jr., William Jacob

Abstract

A vacuum cleaner including a base, a spine, a dust collection assembly, and a battery. The spine is connected to the base. The spine includes a handle portion and a mounting portion. The battery is connected to the mounting portion of the spine. The battery is pivotable between a first position in which the battery is fixedly connected to the spine, and a second position in which the battery is pivoted away from the spine. The dust collection assembly is connected to the spine.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 5/28 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle

95.

Portable extractor

      
Application Number 16711947
Grant Number 11172799
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-12
First Publication Date 2020-07-02
Grant Date 2021-11-16
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Rukavina, Douglas M.
  • Bode, Donovan
  • Quintero, Juan Aviles

Abstract

An extraction cleaner includes a supply tank, a recovery tank, a pump, a suction source, a base configured to support the suction source and the pump, an external hose, and a hose attachment assembly. The hose attachment assembly has a suction conduit extending from a suction inlet connected to the proximal end of the hose to a suction outlet in fluid communication with the recovery tank. The suction conduit is removable from the base with the hose. The hose attachment assembly also has a fluid coupling which is removable with the suction conduit. The fluid coupling extends from a coupling inlet in fluid communication with the pump to a coupling outlet coupled to a supply tube having one or more portions carried within the suction conduit. The proximal end of the hose is at least partially nested adjacent the base when the suction conduit is coupled to the base.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 9/32 - Handles
  • A47L 9/24 - Hoses; Hose couplings
  • A47L 5/24 - Hand-supported suction cleaners
  • A47L 5/36 - Suction cleaners with hose between nozzle and casing; Suction cleaners for fixing on staircases; Suction cleaners for carrying on the back

96.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 16712024
Grant Number 10986975
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-12
First Publication Date 2020-06-25
Grant Date 2021-04-27
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Rukavina, Douglas M.
  • Bode, Donovan
  • Quintero, Juan Aviles

Abstract

A floor cleaner includes an electrically powered component and a power switch. The power switch includes a button including an actuator surface and a wall that extends away from the actuator surface. The power switch further includes a frame, the button movable relative to the frame to operate the power switch. The frame includes an inner wall that defines a button aperture, the button extending into the button aperture, an outer wall, a fluid outlet, and a fluid collection surface between the inner wall and the outer wall that directs fluid on the fluid collection surface toward the fluid outlet. The wall of the button is received in a gap between the inner wall and the outer wall of the frame so that fluid is directed along the wall of the button to the fluid collection surface and inhibited from passing through the button aperture.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction

97.

Surface cleaning device with automated control

      
Application Number 16688262
Grant Number 11382477
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-19
First Publication Date 2020-05-21
Grant Date 2022-07-12
Owner TECHTRONIC FLOOR CARE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Terry, Kevin
  • Diana, Patrick
  • Rukavina, Douglas M.

Abstract

A surface cleaner is provided. The surface cleaner comprises: an operating component configured to perform a function of the surface cleaner; a base moveable along a surface; an accelerometer configured to generate a signal; and a controller in communication with the accelerometer and the operating component, wherein the controller is operable to control the operating component based on the signal, and wherein the operating component is selected from a group consisting of a suction motor operable to generate an airflow, a brushroll motor operable to drive a brushroll, an actuator operable to adjust a height of a brushroll from the surface, a pump operable to deliver a cleaning fluid, an actuator operable to control an airflow or fluid valve, and an indicator operable to indicate a parameter of the surface cleaner.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
  • A47L 9/28 - Installation of the electric equipment, e.g. adaptation or attachment to the suction cleaner; Controlling suction cleaners by electric means
  • A47L 7/00 - Suction cleaners adapted for additional purposes; Tables with suction openings for cleaning purposes; Containers for cleaning articles by suction; Suction cleaners adapted to cleaning of brushes; Suction cleaners adapted to taking-up liquids
  • A47L 5/36 - Suction cleaners with hose between nozzle and casing; Suction cleaners for fixing on staircases; Suction cleaners for carrying on the back
  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction

98.

Floor cleaner

      
Application Number 16656844
Grant Number 11141031
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-18
First Publication Date 2020-04-30
Grant Date 2021-10-12
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor Davila, Rafael

Abstract

A floor cleaner including a base that includes a suction inlet, a brushroll chamber, and brushroll. The base further includes a brushroll cover releaseably attached to the base, the brushroll cover removable to access the brushroll chamber. The brushroll chamber includes a brushroll, an endcap, a tab extending from the endcap, a driven end and a non-driven end. The endcap includes the tab extending from the endcap. The tab is movable between an unfolded and a folded position. Upward movement of the tab in the unfolded position removes the brushroll from the brushroll chamber.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/06 - Nozzles with fixed, e.g. adjustably fixed brushes or the like
  • A47L 5/30 - Suction cleaners with handles and nozzles fixed on the casings, e.g. wheeled suction cleaners with steering handle with driven dust-loosening tools, e.g. rotating brushes
  • A47L 9/04 - Nozzles with driven brushes or agitators

99.

Portable extractor

      
Application Number 16577136
Grant Number 10893786
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-20
First Publication Date 2020-03-26
Grant Date 2021-01-19
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Quintero, Juan Aviles
  • Toro, Israel Del
  • Irfan, Mohammed
  • Bode, Donovan
  • Rukavina, Douglas M.

Abstract

A portable extractor includes a supply tank, a recovery tank, a pump in fluid communication with the supply tank, a suction source in fluid communication with the recovery tank, a base configured to support the suction source and the pump, and a main housing mounted on the base and housing the suction source and the pump. The main housing is configured to removably support the recovery tank and the supply tank. The recovery tank is arranged at a front side of the portable extractor and the supply tank is arranged at a lateral side of the portable extractor between the front side and the rear side.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/30 - Floor-scrubbing machines characterised by means for taking-up dirty liquid by suction
  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers

100.

Portable extractor

      
Application Number 16577156
Grant Number 11523725
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-20
First Publication Date 2020-03-26
Grant Date 2022-12-13
Owner Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited (Virgin Islands (British))
Inventor
  • Quintero, Juan Aviles
  • Toro, Israel Del
  • Bode, Donovan
  • Irfan, Mohammed

Abstract

A portable cleaner has a recovery tank, including a container for receiving and storing recovered liquid and/or dirt and an openable tank lid for covering the container. The container and the tank lid are removable from the cleaner as a unit. The portable cleaner also has a main housing configured to removably support the recovery tank in a vertical orientation in which the tank lid at least partially defines a top side of the portable extraction cleaner. In addition, a tank latch is provided in the tank lid, the tank latch configured to selectively secure and release the tank lid to the main housing when the recovery tank is supported by the main housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 11/40 - Parts or details of machines not provided for in groups , or not restricted to one of these groups, e.g. handles, arrangements of switches, skirts, buffers or levers
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