Patent Number: 7,611,558

Title: Dust compressing apparatus of vacuum cleaner

Abstract: A dust compressing apparatus of a vacuum cleaner capable of automatically compressing dust or dirt collected in a dust separating unit is disclosed. The dust compressing apparatus includes a compressing plate to compress the dust or dirt collected in the dust separating unit, a moving unit connected to the compressing plate on one side of the dust separating unit to move the compressing plate, an elastic unit to elastically urge the compressing plate to a compressing position where the compressing plate compresses the dust or dirt, and a driving motor to drive the moving unit thus to move the compressing plate.

Inventors: Oh; Jang-keun (Gwangju, KR), Lee; Jin-gon (Gwangju, KR), Cha; Seung-yong (Gwangju, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Gwangju Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B01D 45/12 (20060101); A47L 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017