Patents Examined by Mark Spisich
  • Patent number: 10349733
    Abstract: Tooth brushing monitoring system is disclosed that includes a toothbrush with sensors and a base station. The sensors record data regarding the quality, quantity and location of brushing and the system can analyze the data to provide feedback on the quality of brushing. This feedback provides motivation for users to increase their brushing habits, leading to a decrease in plaque, tooth decay and gingivitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KOLIBREE
    Inventors: Thomas Serval, Loic Cessot, Samuel Landau
  • Patent number: 10349734
    Abstract: An adjustable brush treatment device has a flexible attachment between two lobes or textured portions. Each portion has a textured surface adapted for rinsing or cleaning cosmetic brushes, and an opposite surface adapted for placement of the device in a working area with the textured surfaces presented for engagement with a brush head or applicator. A tab or coupling member is provided for coupling the device about a user's hand, with the textured surfaces presented on opposite sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Practk LLC
    Inventors: Simone Rodrigues Oliveira Xavier, Rene Xavier Filho
  • Patent number: 10349735
    Abstract: The Scrape and Sweep Broom Handle Attachment is a scraping tool with special features that allow it to be quickly attached to the ends of broom and mop handles, so it doubles the effectiveness of brooms and mops as cleaning tools. Brooms and mops are some of the most commonly used cleaning tools in the world because they are highly effective at removing loose debris from floors; but when wet food and dirt dry and become stuck to floors, it often becomes necessary for people who are sweeping or mopping those floors to stop, then find other tools and get down on their hands and knees to scrape the stuck-on food and dirt loose, and then resume sweeping or mopping. When a person has a Scrape and Sweep Broom Handle Attachment on the end of their broom or mop handle though, it's not necessary for them to find another tool and get down on the floor; that person may simply turn their broom or mop around, remain standing, scrape off whatever is stuck, and then sweep or mop it away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Keith Edward Dvorchak
  • Patent number: 10349799
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cleansing articles comprising first and second members forming the first and second outer surface of the article respectively, where the coefficient of friction and/or permeability of the members are different. In certain embodiments the first member comprises a plurality of polymeric protuberances and the second member comprises a plurality of hollow projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Oriel Bradley, Kevin Christopher Possell, James Michael Hoying, Melanie Samantha Chu
  • Patent number: 10349731
    Abstract: A beauty apparatus according to the present disclosure includes a main body including a grip, and a brush part rotatably mounted to the main body. The brush part includes a first brush having a tuft of a plurality of bristles, and a second brush thicker than each of the plurality of bristles. A plurality of the second brushes disposed around a rotation center of the brush part is made greater in number than a plurality of the second brushes disposed along an outer circumference of the brush part. The beauty apparatus is capable of more uniform removal of dirt from skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Sueyoshi, Kazuyasu Ikadai, Natsumi Hashimoto, Seiko Yabuuchi
  • Patent number: 10336534
    Abstract: A tank, such as a fermentation tank, includes a scraper blade assembly slideably coupled to a bottom surface of the tank. The scraper blade assembly includes a blade arranged to displace solids deposited on the bottom surface of the tank out through an aperture arranged flush with the bottom surface of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Spokane Industries
    Inventors: Nathan Hayes Owen, Nathan Scott Batson, Thomas Raymond Rodgers
  • Patent number: 10338322
    Abstract: A cleaning tool includes: a tool body; and an insertion part provided projecting from the tool body, the insertion part being configured to be movable in a predetermined direction with respect to the tool body, the insertion part including a head unit, the head unit being configured to press a cleaning element against a cleaning target with a pressing surface, wherein by relatively moving the tool body and the insertion part, the cleaning element is supplied and recovered, and the head unit is rotated in a rotation direction with the predetermined direction as an axis, the head unit includes a head member and a tubular member, the head member including the pressing surface, the head member being inserted into the tubular member with the pressing surface in a projected state, the cleaning element is stretched around the pressing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Nakane
  • Patent number: 10329770
    Abstract: Apparatus for removing debris includes an elongated hollow structure with at least a portion of the elongated structure extends in a curved configuration and the elongated hollow structure includes a sidewall which defines an opening which extends within and along the elongated structure and defines a first and second apertures spaced apart from one another in communication with the opening wherein the first and second apertures face in the same direction. An elongated insert member includes a width dimension smaller than a width dimension of the opening which extends within and along the elongated structure; a rod; and a ram component constructed of a flexible conduit connected to the rod. The rod has a stiffer construction than the ram component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: James Fuoco
  • Patent number: 10327620
    Abstract: A squeegee including an elongated squeegee blade having a substantially rigid upper portion and a lower flexible wiper portion. The squeegee further includes a generally T-shaped extension centered above and axially parallel with the squeegee blade. The T-shaped extension has a substantially rigid flange, operably connectable to the squeegee handle; and a flexible leg extending downward from the rigid flange and connected there-below to the rigid upper portion of the squeegee blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Dan Tyroler
  • Patent number: 10322325
    Abstract: The present apparatus includes a towel that is detachably connected to a clip and/or a marker. In various embodiments, the towel includes three layers: a first layer for cleaning, a second layer connected to the first layer, and a third layer that acts as moisture barrier between the first layer and the second layer. In some embodiments, the towel may be detachably connected to a clip via an embedded magnet, such that the towel may attach to a user's clothing for easy use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FORWARD AND FINDABLE, LLC
    Inventors: Susan P. Farina, Judith T. Bardis
  • Patent number: 10314678
    Abstract: A cleaning device for cleaning a removable dental appliance is described. The device includes a rotatable upper cleaning brush having a plurality of downwardly protruding bristles for cleaning an upper surface of a removable dental appliance. The device also includes a lower dental appliance holder for holding the dental appliance and which is used in connection with the rotatable upper cleaning brush to limit movement of the dental appliance relative to the rotatable upper cleaning brush wherein, in use, a cleaning action can be applied to the dental appliance by rotating the rotatable upper cleaning brush relative to the dental appliance. The cleaning device further includes a casing connector for temporarily rotatably interconnecting the rotatable upper cleaning brush and the lower dental appliance holder so as to form a single integrated unit when assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dr Mark's HyGenie Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Mark Wotherspoon, Stephen Plakotaris
  • Patent number: 10309114
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to tools that are made, at least in part, more durable, particularly one or more working surface(s) of the tools. For example, various tools such as trowels, knives, and scrapers may be made having at least a portion of their blades heat treated to make at least their working edges more durable and extend their useful lives. For example, in various embodiments, a putty knife, taping knife, or scraper blade may have at least one working surface or edge that has been at heat treated while an area of the blade where a handle is permanently attached is not heat treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Scott A. Murray, Kevin Alan Wolff
  • Patent number: 10292561
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cleaning implement comprising hybrid foam and to a method of cleaning a hard surface with said cleaning implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Denis Alfred Gonzales, Geert Andre Deleersnyder, Peter Nessel, Tobias Heinz Steinke
  • Patent number: 10292486
    Abstract: A combination of a hairbrush having a brush head with a concave central portion and captive ends, along with a thermal coating that includes a desired amount of at least one of aluminum, silver, and/or diamond dust in the coating, results in a hairbrush that can be raised to approximately 200° F. in a short timeframe. A conventional hairbrush without either the coating or the captive ends was unable to achieve the desired temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: 1682796 ONTARIO INC.
    Inventors: Michael Victor Vecchiola, Patricia M. Coyne
  • Patent number: 10265147
    Abstract: A housing interlock (90) for a power toothbrush (10) configured to improve the durability of the toothbrush and to simplify the assembly process. The housing interlock (90) provides for tolerance mitigation and shock protection, and also provides housing interlock tabs (95) such that the housing interlock can secure the components within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Hannes Fugger, Thomas Johannes Gaertner, Bernhard Bachmann
  • Patent number: 10267588
    Abstract: There are disclosed embodiments for a paintball swab. For example, a disk is pivotably and slidably attached to the distal end of a rod so there is a proximal and distal limit along the rod. When the disk is at the distal limit, it is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the rod. When the disk is at the proximal limit, it is angled with respect to the longitudinal axis of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HTR Development, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Evans, Benjamin Lynn Frederick
  • Patent number: 10258847
    Abstract: A cleaning device for cleaning golf club heads includes a cleaning chamber having an interior that houses a cleaning solution, and an opening leading to the interior. A lid is removably affixed over the opening. The lid moves between a closed position in which the lid covers the opening to close off the interior, and an opened position in which the lid is displaced from the opening to expose the interior. The lid, when in the opened position, allows for passage of a golf club head through the opening and into the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Loftus
  • Patent number: 10251474
    Abstract: The paint brush guide with swivel mounted secondary guide plate has handle clip or strap to removably attach to the brush handle. First and second elevated plates are disposed above and at an acute angle from the 3-D paint brush plane. A swivel mounted secondary guide plate on the second elevated plate has a distal guide edge operable in first and second guide positions, defined as first and second extreme obtuse cut-in angles for the paint brush. These first and second cut-in angles are on opposite sides of the longitudinal centerline of the paint brush. Further, the first and second elevated plates are longitudinally twisted or rotated over the 3-D brush plane. The second elevated plate form an A-shape forward edge. A hinge between the first and second elevated plates permit flexation. Stops can limit the rotation of the swivel mounted secondary guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Refael Mizrachi
  • Patent number: 10251473
    Abstract: A toothbrush including a handle extending in a longitudinal direction and including an upper portion and a base. The upper portion includes an insert portion. The base is made of a flexible material and overlaps the insert portion and includes an interior cavity. A light is configured to emit light visible from outside the handle. An activation device is positioned in the interior cavity and is configured to be pressed in a direction transverse to the longitudinal direction to activate the light upon a user pressing the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Children Oral Care, LLC
    Inventors: Huy Kha Nguyen, Geoff Carroll, Aaron Onglingswan
  • Patent number: 10251472
    Abstract: An infinity brush has a flaccid belt configured to define a lemniscate. A plurality of work-contacting segments protrude from and are carried by the flaccid belt. A mechanical drive rotates the flaccid belt. Various embodiments of the flaccid belt include a single lemniscate, a plurality of lemniscates, and various simulated lemniscates. In one embodiment, the infinity brush bristle includes non-cylindrical brush bristles with a longitudinal shaft having at least one diameter transition, while other bristles comprise beads of various oval, circular, and cylindrical geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Dana P. Hervig