Patent Number: 7,785,381

Title: Dust collecting apparatus with combined compacting and filter cleaning for a vacuum cleaner

Abstract: A dust collecting apparatus for a vacuum cleaner is provided. The dust collecting apparatus includes a dust collecting unit detachably mounted in a main body of the vacuum cleaner, to separate and collect dust from drawn-in air flowing therein; a filter unit disposed above the dust collecting unit, the filter unit comprising a filter to filter fine dust particles contained in air from which the dust has been separated by the dust collecting unit; a top cover to cover the filter unit and to discharge the air filtered through the filter; a rotating unit, which is disposed inside the filter unit, to strike a portion of the filter and to remove the fine dust particles attached to the filter; and a dust compression plate to compress the collected dust while being moved up and down inside the dust collecting unit by power transferred from the rotating unit.

Inventors: Oh; Jang-Keun (Gwangju, KR), Han; Jung-Gyun (Gwangju, KR), Kim; Hyoun-Soo (Busan, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Gwangju Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B01D 46/00 (20060101); A47L 9/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018