WO1984003429A1 - Vacuum cleaning nozzle - Google Patents

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WO1984003429A1
WO1984003429A1 PCT/SE1983/000086 SE8300086W WO8403429A1 WO 1984003429 A1 WO1984003429 A1 WO 1984003429A1 SE 8300086 W SE8300086 W SE 8300086W WO 8403429 A1 WO8403429 A1 WO 8403429A1
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work surface
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Jan Harry Rudolf Tjulander
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Jan Harry Rudolf Tjulander
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L9/00Details 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
    • A47L9/24Hoses or pipes; Hose or pipe couplings
    • A47L9/242Hose or pipe couplings
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L9/00Details 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
    • A47L9/02Nozzles

Abstract

A vacuum cleaning nozzle has at least one housing (1) enclosing a chamber (2) with a suction opening (3) to be applied to the work surface, and has a tube (4) connectible to the vacuum cleaner. The connecting tube is connectible to the housing by means of a pivot device (5). The housing (1) is in the form of two legs (8, 9) disposed at an angle relative to one another, each leg having a freely projecting end portion (10, 11). The pivot device (5) has two pivot axes (12, 13) which are disposed transversely relative to one another. By means of these axes the connecting tube (4) and the housing (1) are pivotable in relation to one another. The first axis (12) extends generally parallel to the work surface and the second axis (13) is turnable between different positions in a plane intersecting that of the first axis. The pivot device (5) is arranged so as to cause the nozzle to turn on the work surface when the connecting tube (4) is twisted about its length axis (14).

Description

Vacuum cleaning nozzle

This invention relates to a vacuum cleaning nozzle having at least one housing enclosing a chamber with a suction opening to be applied to the work surface, and having a tube connectible to the vacuum cleaner and being connected to the housing by means of a pivot device, the housing having at least two edge portions disposed at an angle relative to one another.

Vacuum cleaning nozzles are known which are difficult to use effectively under low furniture and cannot be used in narrow spaces. This is due to the fact that the nozzle cannot be turned through 90° maintaining its contact with the work surface when the connecting tube of the vacuum cleaner is lowered to a level parallel to the work surface and below the upper surface of the nozzle.

Further, vacuum cleaning between legs of furniture cannot be done but the furniture has to be moved to allow satisfactory cleaning of the work surface. This depends on the comparatively large width of the nozzle in combination with its restricted pivoting capacity. The object of the invention is to make it possible to use the entire capacity of the vacuum cleaner also in the cases related above and the invention is for that purpose generally characterized in that the housing is in the form of two legs which are disposed at an angle relative to one another, each leg having a freely projecting end portion, and in that the pivot device has two pivot axes which are disposed transversely relative to one another and by means of which the connecting tube and the housing are pivotable in relation to one another and of which the first axis extends generally parallel to the work surface and the second axis is turnable between different positions in a plane intersecting that of the first axis, the pivot device being arranged so as to cause the nozzle to turn on the work surface when the connecting tube is twisted about its length axis.

An embodiment of the invention will be described below with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the nozzle, Fig. 2 is a view of the nozzle seen from below and Figs. 3 - 5 are schematic views of the nozzle in different work positions, illustrated by symbols in the left margin. The nozzle shown in Figs. 1 and 2 comprises a housing 1 enclosing a chamber 2 with a suction opening 3. A tube 4 for a suction hose, not shown, is connectible to the housing. By means of a pivot device 5 the connecting tube 4 is pivotally connected to the housing 1, which has two edge portions 6, 7 of the

OMPI legs 8, 9 disposed at an angle to one another, each leg having a freely projecting end portion 10, 11. The angle o-z. between the edge portions 6, 7 is about 90 .

The pivot device 5 has two pivot axes 12, 13 which are disposed transversely relative to one another and by means of which the connecting tube 4 and the housing 1 are pivotable in relation to one another. The first pivot axis 12 extends generally parallel to the work surface and the second pivot axis 13 is turnable between different positions in a plane intersecting the axis 12. Further, the pivot device 5 is arranged to cause a turning movement of the housing 1 on the work surface when the connecting tube 4 is twisted about its length axis 14, as will appear in the following.

The pivot device 5 comprises two tubular parts in the form of two sleeves 15, one for each leg 8, 9, and an intermediate tube 16 joining the connecting tube 4 to the housing 1 at two places, one for each leg 8, 9. By means of its two end portions 17, 18 the intermediate tube 16 is turnably journalled in the two sleeves 15 about the first pivot axis 12, and the intermediate tube 16 has a third end portion 19 by means of which the connecting tube 4 is pivotally journalled about the second pivot axis 13. The length axis 14 of the connecting tube 4 forms an angle with the axis 13. The length axis 14 extends at a distance from the pivot axis 12 except in the working position shown in Fig. 5. The connecting tube 4 is freely pivotable about the second pivot axis 13.

As seen from Figs. 3 and 4, the connecting tube 4 is connected to the pivot device 5 in such a manner that it can be held at a level above the work surface and still be below the upper surface of the nozzle. It will be seen from Figs. 1 and 2 that along the two sides of the legs apertures are provided which, when the housing 1 is in contact with the work surface, form laterally directed suction openings 20, 21. The openings 21 are situated at the inside of the housing 1 near the front edge joining the legs 8, 9 and the openings 20 are situated at the outside of the housing generally in the middle of each leg 8, 9.

Thanks to the design of the nozzle as shown in Fig. 4 and related above, vacuum cleaning with full suction effect, i.e. with full contact with the work surface, is possible under low furniture. In addition, the turning capability of the nozzle largely improves the access close to and around other objects on the work surface. Due to the small contact surface at the front edge and the outside of the legs good suction effect will be obtained in corners of 90 , at floor lists etc. The invention is not limited to the embodiment described above and shown in the drawings but several modifications are possible within the scope of the following claims.

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Claims

Claims 1. A vacuum cleaning nozzle having at least one housing (1) enclosing a chamber (2) with a suction opening (3) to be applied to the work surface, and having a tube (4) connectible to the vacuum cleaner and being connected to the housing by means of a pivot device (5), the housing having at least two edge portions (6,7) disposed at an angle relative to one another, character¬ ized in that the housing (1) is in the form of two legs (8,9) which are disposed at an angle relative to one another, each leg having a freely projecting end portion (10,11), and in that the pivot device (5) has two pivot axes (12,13) which are disposed transversely relative to one another and by means of which the connecting tube (4) and the housing (1) are pivotable in relation to one another and of which the first axis (12) extends generally parallel to the work surface and the second axis (13) is turnable between different positions in a plane intersecting that of the first axis, the pivot device (5) being arranged so as to cause the nozzle to turn on the work surface when the connecting tube (4) is twisted about its length axis (14).
2. A nozzle according to Claim 1, characterized in that the pivot device (5) is formed by tubular parts which join the connecting tube (4) to the housing (1) .at two places, one for each leg (8,9).
3. A nozzle according to Claim 2, characterized in that the tubular parts of the pivot device (5) comprise one sleeve (15) for each leg (8,9) and an intermediate tube (16) which by means of two end portions (17,18) is turnably journalled in the two sleeves (15,16) about the first pivot axis (12), the inter¬ mediate tube (16) having a third end portion (19) by means of which it is pivotally journalled about the second pivot axis (13).
4. A nozzle according to Claim 3, characterized in that the length axis (14) of the connecting tube (4) forms an angle with the second axis (13).
5. A nozzle according to Claim 4, characterized in that the connect¬ ing tube (4) is freely turnable about the second pivot axis (13).
6. A nozzle according to Claim 5, characterized in that the connect- ing tube (4) associates with the pivot device (5) in such a manner that it can be kept at a level above the work surface which is below the upper surface of the nozzle.
7. A nozzle according to any preceding claim, characterized in that the angle between the edge portions (6,7) is 90°.
8. A nozzle according to any preceding claim, characterized in that the housing (1) has laterally directed apertures along the two sides of the legs, the
OMPI apertures forming lateral suction openings (20,21) when the housing is in contact with the work surface.
9. A nozzle according to Claim 8, characterized in that one set of openings (21) is situated at the inside of the housing (1) near the front edge joining the legs (8,9) and two sets of openings (20) are situated at the outside of the housing, one of the two letter sets of openings being situated generally in the middle of each leg.
PCT/SE1983/000086 1981-09-14 1983-03-11 Vacuum cleaning nozzle WO1984003429A1 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
SE8105443A SE442814B (en) 1981-09-14 1981-09-14 Suction mouthpiece for a vacuum cleaner
PCT/SE1983/000086 WO1984003429A1 (en) 1981-09-14 1983-03-11 Vacuum cleaning nozzle

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SE8105443A SE442814B (en) 1981-09-14 1981-09-14 Suction mouthpiece for a vacuum cleaner
EP19830900985 EP0139632A1 (en) 1981-09-14 1983-03-11 Vacuum cleaning nozzle
PCT/SE1983/000086 WO1984003429A1 (en) 1981-09-14 1983-03-11 Vacuum cleaning nozzle

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EP0606169A2 (en) * 1993-01-07 1994-07-13 Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co. Vacuum cleaner
WO1997013445A1 (en) * 1995-10-12 1997-04-17 Nilfisk A/S A connection element for a mouthpiece
WO1997013444A1 (en) * 1995-10-12 1997-04-17 Nilfisk A/S A suction pipe for a suction cleaner
FR2773457A1 (en) * 1998-01-14 1999-07-16 Seb Sa Circuit suction of a vacuum cleaner nozzle
FR2773456A1 (en) * 1998-01-14 1999-07-16 Seb Sa Vacuum cleaner triangular tool with front suction orifice, for corner and narrow passage cleaning.
GB2364499A (en) * 2000-07-10 2002-01-30 Philip Granville Noble Vacuum cleaner nozzle for simultaneously cleaning tread and riser of stairs
EP1222892A1 (en) * 2001-01-15 2002-07-17 SIMAC-VETRELLA SpA Suction nozzle for cleaning apparatus such as vacuum cleaners, electric brushes or similar
EP1396221A1 (en) * 2002-09-05 2004-03-10 Wessel-Werk Gmbh Suction nozzle for vacuum cleaner
EP1488727A1 (en) * 2003-06-20 2004-12-22 Seb S.A. Suction nozzle of a vacuum cleaner
FR2863159A1 (en) * 2003-12-05 2005-06-10 Samsung Kwangju Electronics Co Suction port assembly for vacuum cleaner has two interconnected connectors which are coupled to suction head and flow passage such that one connector can be moved upwardly and downwardly with respect to other connector
GB2409404A (en) * 2003-12-05 2005-06-29 Samsung Kwangju Electronics Co A vacuum cleaner suction port
GB2415609A (en) * 2004-07-01 2006-01-04 Samsung Gwanju Electronics Co Multi port nozzle unit and an associated vacuum cleaner
EP1839548A3 (en) * 2006-03-31 2007-11-28 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Vacuum cleaner suction unit and electric vacuum cleaner equipped with same
DE202011108345U1 (en) 2010-11-26 2012-02-06 Seb S.A. Staubsaugersaugeinrichtung
GB2522912A (en) * 2014-02-10 2015-08-12 Dyson Technology Ltd Vacuum cleaner tool
US9492046B2 (en) 2014-02-10 2016-11-15 Dyson Technology Limited Vacuum cleaner tool
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EP0606169A2 (en) * 1993-01-07 1994-07-13 Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co. Vacuum cleaner
EP0606169A3 (en) * 1993-01-07 1994-11-30 Royal Appliance Mfg Vacuum cleaner.
AU710797B2 (en) * 1995-10-12 1999-09-30 Nilfisk A/S A connection element for a mouth piece
WO1997013445A1 (en) * 1995-10-12 1997-04-17 Nilfisk A/S A connection element for a mouthpiece
WO1997013444A1 (en) * 1995-10-12 1997-04-17 Nilfisk A/S A suction pipe for a suction cleaner
US6125502A (en) * 1995-10-12 2000-10-03 Nilfisk A/S Suction pipe for a suction cleaner
US6065183A (en) * 1995-10-12 2000-05-23 Nilfisk A/S Connection element for a mouthpiece
FR2773456A1 (en) * 1998-01-14 1999-07-16 Seb Sa Vacuum cleaner triangular tool with front suction orifice, for corner and narrow passage cleaning.
WO1999035951A1 (en) * 1998-01-14 1999-07-22 Seb S.A. Vacuum cleaner nozzle
EP0930041A1 (en) * 1998-01-14 1999-07-21 Seb S.A. Suction circuit in a vacuum cleaner suction nozzle
FR2773457A1 (en) * 1998-01-14 1999-07-16 Seb Sa Circuit suction of a vacuum cleaner nozzle
US6430773B1 (en) 1998-01-14 2002-08-13 Seb S.A. Vacuum cleaner nozzle
GB2364499A (en) * 2000-07-10 2002-01-30 Philip Granville Noble Vacuum cleaner nozzle for simultaneously cleaning tread and riser of stairs
GB2364499B (en) * 2000-07-10 2004-08-04 Philip Granville Noble Stair vac nozzle
US6536076B2 (en) 2001-01-15 2003-03-25 Simac-Vetrella Spa Suction nozzle for cleaning apparatuses such as vacuum cleaners, electric brushes or similar
EP1222892A1 (en) * 2001-01-15 2002-07-17 SIMAC-VETRELLA SpA Suction nozzle for cleaning apparatus such as vacuum cleaners, electric brushes or similar
EP1396221A1 (en) * 2002-09-05 2004-03-10 Wessel-Werk Gmbh Suction nozzle for vacuum cleaner
EP1488727A1 (en) * 2003-06-20 2004-12-22 Seb S.A. Suction nozzle of a vacuum cleaner
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FR2863159A1 (en) * 2003-12-05 2005-06-10 Samsung Kwangju Electronics Co Suction port assembly for vacuum cleaner has two interconnected connectors which are coupled to suction head and flow passage such that one connector can be moved upwardly and downwardly with respect to other connector
GB2409404A (en) * 2003-12-05 2005-06-29 Samsung Kwangju Electronics Co A vacuum cleaner suction port
GB2409404B (en) * 2003-12-05 2005-11-16 Samsung Kwangju Electronics Co Vacuum cleaner and suction port assembly thereof
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GB2415609B (en) * 2004-07-01 2006-11-29 Samsung Gwanju Electronics Co Nozzle unit for a vacuum cleaner
GB2415609A (en) * 2004-07-01 2006-01-04 Samsung Gwanju Electronics Co Multi port nozzle unit and an associated vacuum cleaner
EP1839548A3 (en) * 2006-03-31 2007-11-28 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Vacuum cleaner suction unit and electric vacuum cleaner equipped with same
DE202011108345U1 (en) 2010-11-26 2012-02-06 Seb S.A. Staubsaugersaugeinrichtung
EP2457481A1 (en) 2010-11-26 2012-05-30 Seb S.A. Vacuum cleaner nozzle
GB2522912A (en) * 2014-02-10 2015-08-12 Dyson Technology Ltd Vacuum cleaner tool
GB2522912B (en) * 2014-02-10 2016-07-06 Dyson Technology Ltd Vacuum cleaner tool
US9392918B2 (en) 2014-02-10 2016-07-19 Dyson Technology Limited Vacuum cleaner tool
US9492046B2 (en) 2014-02-10 2016-11-15 Dyson Technology Limited Vacuum cleaner tool
WO2018004585A1 (en) * 2016-06-30 2018-01-04 Gregory Caldwell Flexible light weight vacuum cleaner head
US9861243B1 (en) 2016-06-30 2018-01-09 Gregory Caldwell Flexible light weight vacuum cleaner head

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