Patent Number: 6,309,469

Title: Debris access door

Abstract: A vacuum cleaner includes a receptacle, a motor assembly in air flow communication with the receptacle, and a lid on the receptacle. The vacuum cleaner also includes a hose inlet on the receptacle, a debris opening, and a door opening and closing the debris opening. The debris opening may be on the receptacle or in the lid of the vacuum cleaner. Alternatively, the vacuum cleaner may include an adaptor that is attached to the hose at one end and removably connected to the hose inlet at the other end, where the debris opening is on the adaptor. The vacuum cleaner may have an adaptor that is removably connected to the hose at one end and removably connected to the hose at the other end, where the debris opening is on the adaptor.

Inventors: Storrs; Charles M. (Leesburg, FL), Berfield; Robert C. (Jersey Shore, PA)

Assignee: Shop Vac Corporation

International Classification: A47L 5/22 (20060101); A47L 5/36 (20060101); A47L 9/24 (20060101); A47L 005/36 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018