TODAY’S PATENT – CLEANER HEAD
The CLEANER HEADwas invented by Steven John Forbes (Malmesbury), Spencer James Robert Arthey (Malmesbury), Jean-Paul Mark Iles (Malmesbury) on the 16th of July 2013, bearing patent number US8484800B2.
This invention relates relates to a cleaner head for a cleaning appliance. In a preferred embodiment, the cleaner head is suitable for use with a vacuum cleaning appliance. In a first aspect the present invention provides a cleaner head for a vacuum cleaning appliance, the cleaner head comprising a first rotatable agitator and a second rotatable agitator for sweeping debris from a surface, each agitator comprising a drive shaft having a rotational axis, a body connected to the drive shaft and at least one surface engaging member mounted on the body for engaging the surface, and an agitator chamber housing the agitators, the agitator chamber comprising a downwardly directed opening through which debris energized by the at least one surface engaging member enters the cleaner head, the opening being located in a plane, wherein each body is inclined relative to the plane of the opening so that, with rotation of the agitator, the at least one surface engaging member protrudes through the opening, and wherein the at least one surface engaging member of the first agitator is angularly offset about the rotational axis of the first agitator from the at least one surface engaging member of the second agitator.