05664285 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 33 patents.

A vacuum cleaner with a removable collection module. The module has a combined collection assembly and filter element. The collection assembly has a one-piece frame and a cover attached to an open rear end of the frame. The filter element is permanently attached to the cover on an interior side. The cover has ribs that space the filter element from a rear side of the cover and form an air flow space between the filter element and the cover. The cover is mounted on a flange of the frame with a frictional airtight connection.

Title
Vacuum cleaner with combined filter element and collection unit
Application Number
8/584650
Publication Number
5664285
Application Date
January 11, 1996
Publication Date
September 9, 1997
Inventor
Anthony J Abbott
Easley
SC, US
Anthony Brooks Rorke
Guilford
CT, US
M Anthony Melito
East Haven
CT, US
Agent
Barry E Deutsch
Assignee
Black & Decker
DE, US
IPC
A47L 9/20
A47L 9/10
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