AB Electrolux has filed a patent for a hand-held vacuum cleaner with a unique airflow system. The motor/fan unit generates airflow in one direction, while a conducting path directs air in the opposite direction. This design improves efficiency and performance. GlobalData’s report on AB Electrolux gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on AB Electrolux, Cleaning robots was a key innovation area identified from patents. AB Electrolux's grant share as of January 2024 was 65%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Hand-held vacuum cleaner with unique air conducting path

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: AB Electrolux

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240032745A1) describes a hand-held vacuum cleaner with innovative features. The device includes a motor/fan unit that generates airflow in a specific direction, with a first air conducting path arranged to direct air in the opposite direction along more than 40% of the motor/fan unit's length. This unique design allows for efficient air circulation within the vacuum cleaner.

Furthermore, the vacuum cleaner incorporates additional elements such as a handle assembly with a second air conducting path, a battery assembly for power supply, and an air outlet for cooling the power electronics. The design also includes noise attenuating materials covering the walls of the air conducting paths to reduce operational noise. With features like an air diverting portion, perforated body components, and strategic placement of air outlets, this hand-held vacuum cleaner aims to provide effective cleaning performance while ensuring user comfort and convenience.

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