Title:
Agitator for a vacuum cleaner
United States Patent D478698


Inventors:
Mertes, Richard H. (Fairview Park, OH)
Frantz, Joseph P. (Solon, OH)
Application Number:
29/158611
Publication Date:
08/19/2003
Filing Date:
04/05/2002
Assignee:
Superior Brush Company (Cleveland, OH)
Primary Class:
Field of Search:
15/383, 15/179, 15/366, 15/182, 15/207.2, 15/320-322, 15/352-353, 15/DIG.5, 15/141.2, D32/31-33
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US Patent References:
6323570Rotary brush device and vacuum cleaner using the sameNishimura et al.
6209168Combination brushroll and nozzle inlet control mechanismBrickner et al.
6108853Vacuum cleaner beater brushDittus15/179
6044520Vacuum cleanerYamamoto
6003198BrushrollStegens
5598600BrushrollStegens
5452490Brushroll with dual row of bristlesBrundula et al.15/182
5373603BrushrollStegens
5272785BrushrollStegens
5249328Vacuum cleaner beater brush structureShin
5193243BrushrollStegens
5014387Brush roll mountingHays
4955102Vacuum cleaner beater brush with a biased bristle stripCousins15/182
4918781Hand vacuum cleanerSovis et al.
4914777Vacuum cleaner brush bearing assemblyCartellone
4891861Hand vacuum cleanerSovis et al.
4847944Vacuum cleaning with powered brush rollLackner
4799460Vacuum cleaner for petsKuhl
4791699Hand vacuum cleanerSovis et al.
4788740Hand vacuum cleanerSovis et al.
4748713Vacuum cleaner assemblySepke et al.
4731898Brush speed indicatorSovis et al.
4730362Hand vacuum cleanerSovis et al.
4648150Vacuum cleanerMorishita et al.
4573235Rug cleaning attachmentBaird, Sr. et al.
4419784Portable brush vacuum cleanerLex
4403372Vacuum cleaner brush having string guard meansKeane et al.
4307479Angle tufted rotary brush assemblyMertes et al.15/182
3874017Rotary brush assemblyParker15/182
2459007Brush roll for suction cleanersTaylor15/383



Foreign References:
EP0267056Vacuum cleaner.
EP0307881Floor nozzle of a vacuum cleaner.
EP0552652Vacuum cleaner nozzle.
EP0484828Floor nozzle for vacuum cleaner.
EP0563116UNIVERSAL NOZZLE FOR VACUUM CLEANERS.
EP0649625Electric vacuum cleaner.
Primary Examiner:
MCINROY, RUTH T
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Walter | Haverfield LLP (The Tower at Erieview 1301 East 9th Street, Ste 3500, CLEVELAND, OH, 44114-1821, US)
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for an agitator for a vacuum cleaner, as shown and described.

Description:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an agitator for a vacuum cleaner showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is an end view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a side view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a side view thereof having been rotated {fraction (1/4)} of a revolution from FIG. 3;

FIG. 5 is a side view thereof having been rotated {fraction (1/4)} of a revolution from FIG. 4;

FIG. 6 is a side view thereof having been rotated {fraction (1/4)} of a revolution from FIG. 5; and,

FIG. 7 is an end view thereof of the opposite end of FIG. 2.

The details shown in broken lines in FIGS. 1 and 3-7 are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.