Patent 6151749 Issued on November 28, 2000. Estimated Expiration Date: October 22, 2019. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
A vacuum cleaner includes a backpack enclosure that removably encloses an impeller/motor unit. The backpack enclosure has a substantially block-shaped outer configuration and is made from a pliable cloth material, preferably composed of woven NYLON fibers. Two shoulder straps are attached to the backpack enclosure for carrying the vacuum cleaner. In accordance with an alternative embodiment of the invention, a vacuum cleaner includes a fanny pack enclosure that removably encloses an impeller/motor unit. The fanny pack enclosure is made from a pliable cloth material, preferably composed of woven NYLON fibers. A harness in the form of a waist strap is attached to the fanny pack enclosure for carrying the vacuum cleaner on the waist of a user.