(19)
(11)EP 2 636 354 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
02.09.2015 Bulletin 2015/36

(43)Date of publication A2:
11.09.2013 Bulletin 2013/37

(21)Application number: 13158505.1

(22)Date of filing:  11.03.2013
(51)Int. Cl.: 
A47L 13/22  (2006.01)
A47L 13/12  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 09.03.2012 US 201261608676 P

(71)Applicant: Bissell Homecare, Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI 49544 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Yiu, Kan Yuk
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49544 (US)
  • Pi, Jian Yun
    Gao'An City, Jiangxi Province (CN)
  • Luedke, Adam
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506 (US)
  • Perry, Joseph P.
    Comstock Park, Michigan 49321 (US)
  • Fan, Jian Gang
    Long Gang District, ShenZhen (CN)

(74)Representative: Schaumburg & Partner Patentanwälte (GbR) 
Postfach 86 07 48
81634 München
81634 München (DE)

  


(54)Surface cleaning apparatus


(57) A surface cleaning apparatus, such as a steam mop (10) or fluid delivery mop, comprises an upright housing (12) and a foot (14) coupled to the upright housing (12). The cleaning apparatus comprises an illumination element (222) for illuminating a fluid supply tank (80, 82) and the contents therein. A cleaning pad (15) can be mounted to a lower surface of the foot (14) and positioned to contact the surface to be cleaned. A movable agitator (422) provided on the foot (14) is configured for movement between a first use position in contact with the surface to be cleaned and a second non-use position out of contact with the surface to be cleaned.