Patents Examined by Mark Spisich
  • Patent number: 10786136
    Abstract: A wringer device for a mop includes a basket-like receptacle in which the mop can be wrung out by being pushed in and a support for fastening the wringer device in a mop bucket. The receptacle can be guided in the support such that the receptacle can be moved in translation in an insertion direction of the mop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Alessandro Brugora, Uwe Dingert, Norbert Weis
  • Patent number: 10790167
    Abstract: A foam brush that has nodules on an outer diameter surface of the brush that have a pitch to diameter ratio (P/D) of between 1.2 and 1.5 and a nodule height to nodule diameter ratio of 0.2 to 0.5 can be used to achieve improved small particle and organic residue removal from substrates following CMP processing. CMP cleaning brushes of the disclosure may also be prepared with foams that are relatively soft and have a compression strength of less than 90 grams/cm2. CMP cleaning brushes with such P/D and H/D ratios, and optionally a compression strength of less than 90 grams/cm2 can be used in a variety of CMP cleaning processes including post copper CMP processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventor: Chintan Patel
  • Patent number: 10787155
    Abstract: A device for use in dispensing tire chemical onto a cylindrical car tire brush, comprising, an elongated shield having a concave inside surface having a curvature generally matching the outside curvature of the cylindrical brush, a port entering into the inside surface of the shield for receiving a chemical, and at least one distribution groove formed into the inside surface, which distribution groove communicates with the port and is inclined downwardly at an angle so as to distribute the chemical longitudinally along the said inside surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Douglas
  • Patent number: 10786072
    Abstract: The invention takes advantage of an elasticity of brush bristles and an axial movement of the brush assembly with respect to a brush housing to configure the brush in a retracted or an expanded position. The brush with retractable bristles allows for both an easy removal of hair and/or debris on the bristles simply by the axial movement of the brush assembly and a replacement of the brush bristles when the brush bristles are damaged or dirty. The brush with retractable bristles is configured to be used with an electric tool which enables a rotation of the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Jesse L. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10786071
    Abstract: An oral care implement having a multi-component handle. The oral care implement may include a head and a handle. The handle may have a front surface, a rear surface, and opposing first and second lateral surfaces. The handle may include an elongated handle body, a grip cover, and a transparent component. The elongated handle body and the grip cover may be opaque. The elongated handle body may form a portion of the front surface of the handle and the grip cover may form a portion of the rear surface of the handle. The transparent component may form a portion of each of the first and second lateral surfaces of the handle. Thus, the transparent component may form a window through the lateral surfaces of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael Rooney, Eduardo Jimenez, Marco Bohner, Robert Moskovich
  • Patent number: 10781078
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an elevator track cleaner. The track cleaner is provided in a rectangular scrub brush configuration, providing a platform with a raised handle affixed to the top surface. The bottom surface provides a longitudinal band of stiff, flexible bristles along the centerline, and two longitudinal bands of small hooks on either side of the bristles for the purpose of securing a flexible white scrub pad. The pad is used to scrub the elevator track, with the bristles urging the pad into the groove where the track is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Eddie Reese
  • Patent number: 10772416
    Abstract: A rotary brush for processing the surface of a vehicle includes a rotary brush main part and a plurality of fill material holders that are arranged on an outer lateral surface of the rotary brush main part spaced apart from one another in the circumferential direction thereof. Each fill material holder can be secured to the rotary brush main part in a plurality of stop positions spaced apart in the radial direction of the rotary brush main part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: WashTec Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Mayer
  • Patent number: 10758102
    Abstract: A wet-cleaning appliance, in particular a wet mop, has a cleaning roller, which can be rotated about a roller axis, and having a wetting device for applying a liquid to the cleaning roller. In order to provide for regeneration of the cleaning roller with the best possible result, it is proposed that the wet-cleaning appliance should have a wiper device, in particular a wiper lip, which can be displaced onto the cleaning roller and is intended for assisting in removing liquid and/or dirt from the cleaning roller and/or for assisting in applying liquid to the cleaning roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Lindenbeck
  • Patent number: 10750853
    Abstract: A broom with a brush section and a brush cap into which the upper ends of a plurality of bristles are mounted, a plurality of white-light LEDs, a shaft, a rechargeable battery, an on/off switch, and a printed circuit board. The plurality of white-light LEDs are arranged in two rows around a perimeter of a bottom of the brush cap. The bristles are arranged in clusters, and each cluster is inserted into a hole in the bottom of the brush cap. The ten white-light LEDs are mounted into the bottom of the brush cap at preset, individual orientations so that a central axis of a light beam from each LED is oriented in a direction that is parallel to the bristles that are closest to that particular LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Anthony Wood
  • Patent number: 10750850
    Abstract: The double action cleaning tool of the present invention includes a dynamic double action dual brush head and a handle. The dynamic double action dual brush head includes two brush heads rotatably attached to a brush head base, allowing the brush heads to independently rotate about the axis in which it is rotatably attached to the brush head base. A mechanical device capable of storing and releasing energy is connected between the two brush heads, which is rigidly attached to the brush head base. The double action cleaning tool stores energy in the form of potential energy in the mechanical energy storage device of the dynamic double action dual brush head during the sweeping stroke of the double action push broom. At the end of the sweeping stroke, the stored potential energy is converted into kinetic energy and rotates the dual brush, thereby providing an additional sweeping motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Salvador Alvarez
  • Patent number: 10743736
    Abstract: A handle-storable sponge mop for use at the end of a broom handle. The handle-storable sponge mop includes a sponge mop body shaped as a truncated square right prism having a leading face and a longest rectangular side which together form a leading beveled cleaning edge. A closed-end cylindrical channel extends partially into the sponge mop body perpendicularly through the square base face. The closed-end cylindrical channel receives and securely holds the handle end of the broom handle when the broom handle is fully inserted into the closed-end cylindrical channel. An open cylindrical channel extends completely through the sponge mop body, and can receive the broom handle such that the broom handle can pass through the open cylindrical channel so that the handle-storable sponge mop can be so stored on the broom handle. In some embodiments, the open cylindrical channel is in substantially perpendicular relationship with the closed-end cylindrical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Tracy E. Miller
  • Patent number: 10744537
    Abstract: A cleaning tool attachment reduces the amount of foreign matter or cleaning liquid remaining on a workpiece. The cleaning tool attachment includes a housing, a first shaft integrally connectable to a main spindle, a second shaft having an axial direction different from an axial direction of the first shaft, a plurality of tool mounting shafts having an axial direction parallel to the axial direction of the second shaft, a rotation axis conversion gear mechanism arranged in the housing, and a synchronous rotation mechanism arranged in the housing. The synchronous rotation mechanism transmits a driving force of the second shaft to the plurality of tool mounting shafts, and rotates the plurality of tool mounting shafts at the same rotational speed and with synchronous phase angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Shun Fujita
  • Patent number: 10730721
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a rope cleaning device comprises a scraper ring which engages grooves between strands of a wire rope to scrape out foreign material from the grooves as the wire rope passes through the scraper ring, a wiper ring positioned in series with the scraper ring for wiping the surface of the wire rope as the wire rope passes through the wiper ring and a rotational mechanism which allows the scraper ring to rotate about the axis of the wire rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kato, Hirotomo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10730084
    Abstract: A nested multi-port pipe preparation device is provided herein. The nested multi-port pipe preparation device is a single tool configured to clean and deburr the ends of two or more differently sized pipes and pipe fittings. The device includes a housing having a plurality of ports. Each port includes a single female pipe-cleaning member, a single male pipe-cleaning member, or a pipe-cleaning member assembly. The pipe-cleaning member assembly includes a male pipe-cleaning member and a female pipe-cleaning member concentrically surrounding the male pipe-cleaning member such that an exterior portion of a pipe and the interior portion of a pipe fitting can be cleaned in the device. The device further includes two or more deburring blades positioned relative to the single female pipe-cleaning member and the pipe-cleaning member assembly for deburring a pipe as the pipe is cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Jamshid Parivash
  • Patent number: 10717419
    Abstract: A treatment element for attachment to a wash media element includes a tab portion for engaging and effecting attachment to the wash media element. A treatment head is connected to the tab portion and is configured to engage a vehicle exterior. The treatment head including a plurality of individual finger portions that are moveable with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Piston OPW, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Belanger, Barry S. Turner
  • Patent number: 10702120
    Abstract: A manually operated cleaning device extends reach and cleaning functionality to low clearance areas. The cleaning device has a base foot portion including at least one base foot portion cleaning surface. A flexible extendable cleaning implement is attached at one end to the base foot region. A flexible extendable cleaning implement cleaning surface is attached to at least one side of the flexible extendable cleaning implement. A handle is attached via a pivotal mounting to either the base foot portion or the flexible extendable cleaning implement. A releasable fastener operatively couples the flexible extendable cleaning implement to the base foot portion and allows extension and retraction of the flexible extendable cleaning implement between a stowed position on top of the base foot region when the manually operated cleaning device is not in use and an elongated position allowing the manually operated cleaning device to access the low clearance floor areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Solmaz Naghsh
    Inventor: Solmaz Naghsh
  • Patent number: 10707103
    Abstract: A substrate cleaning apparatus for performing scrub cleaning of a surface of a substrate by rotating both of the substrate and a roll cleaning member while keeping the roll cleaning member in contact with the surface. The apparatus includes a roll holder configured to support and rotate a roll cleaning member, a vertical movement mechanism, having a vertically movable unit vertically movable by actuating an actuator having a regulating device, configured to vertically move the roll holder coupled to the vertically movable unit so the roll cleaning member applies a roll load to the substrate W while cleaning the substrate. A load cell provided between the vertically movable unit of the vertical movement mechanism and the roll holder is configured to measure the roll load. A controller is configured to perform feedback control of the roll load through the regulating device based on a measured value of the load cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Hideaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10702115
    Abstract: The present invention is a machine for treating a surface lying in an XY plane. The machine includes a body having a body plate, a cleaning plate, a cleaning pad, a drive assembly and an attachment assembly. The cleaning plate is located between the body plate and the XY plane. The drive assembly is connected to the cleaning plate to drive the cleaning plate with a cleaning vibration in an oscillating pattern parallel to the XY plane and producing a drive force for driving the machine over the XY-plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Pogo International Limited
    Inventor: Yale Merret Smith
  • Patent number: 10694915
    Abstract: A cleaning article for cleaning a target surface. The cleaning article has strips which present a dynamically changing surface area to the target surface during use. The surface area has also has a bundle of tow fibers which may be oriented transverse to the strips. The tow fibers may extend outwardly from the plane of the strips, allowing particles to migrate towards and be retained near the center of the cleaning article, without interfering with the strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nicola John Policicchio, Larry L. Huston
  • Patent number: 10687680
    Abstract: A squeegee comprising a wiping blade comprising a resilient strip supported by a relatively rigid support structure, said support structure having a first portion supporting a first part of said resilient strip and a second portion supporting a second part of said resilient strip; and a handle arrangement comprising a first handle portion rigidly attached to or integrally formed with said first portion of said support structure and a second handle portion rigidly attached to or integrally formed with said second portion of said support structure, said handle arrangement having an extensional direction perpendicular to a length of the wiping blade, said first and second handle portions being hingedly interconnected so as to define a pivot axis parallel to said extensional direction, pivotal motion of said first handle portion relative to said second handle portion about said pivot axis resulting in reconfiguration of said wiping blade from a straight state to a folded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Avraham Even