Abstract: Cosmetic applicators, blenders and aids, and more particularly to a resilient blender that includes an open-cell memory foam surface component that is easily cleanable or disposable in combination with a resilient core component. Further, the core component of the system includes a spring structure for greatly accelerating the rebound of the blender surface from a compressed state to a repose memory or de-compressed state.
Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a skin treatment device, comprising a shaver handle housing, a detachable brush head pivotably supported by the shaver handle housing about at least one brush head pivot axis (I) and a gearing mechanism. The shaver handle housing comprises a drive unit for driving at least one drive pin in a rotatory oscillating manner with a first amplitude about an oscillation axis (II) which is at least substantially perpendicular to the at least one brush head pivot axis (I). The brush head comprises a brush rotatable about a brush axis (III) which is at least substantially perpendicular to the at least one brush head pivot axis (I). The brush comprises at least one driven element coupled to the at least one drive pin by means of the gearing mechanism, wherein the gearing mechanism translates the rotatory oscillating movement of the drive pin into a rotatory oscillating movement of the driven element with a second amplitude which is smaller than the first amplitude of the drive pin.
Abstract: A mop self-lifting cleaning tool includes a mop and a mop bucket. The mop head of the mop includes a fixed plate and a lifting plate. The fixed plate is connected to the mop rod. The lifting plate is connected to the fixed plate. A gap is provided between the lifting plate and the fixed plate, where the gap is increasingly smaller from the center of the lifting plate to the periphery of the lifting plate. A drive member is located in the gap. When the drive member is located at an end with a larger space of the gap, the lifting plate is located at a low position; and when the mop head rotates, the drive member is configured to move toward the periphery under an action of a centrifugal force and drive the gap to increase so as to elevate the lifting plate to a high position.
Abstract: A cleaning pig assembly is provided for use on a tubular drag conveyor. The assembly is quickly and easily mounted anywhere along the cable, chain, or rope via slots in the assembly components. The components include a puck, a plate, a drag disc, and a cleaning member or tool sandwiched between the puck and the plate. The drag disc provides interference fit on the cable, chain, or rope holding the assembly on the cable, chain, or rope and prevents sliding of the assembly along the cable, chain, or rope during use. The cleaning assembly is installed without the use of tools or clamps. Multiple interchangeable cleaning members are provided depending on cleaning needs.
Abstract: An automated or manual laser ablation system and method of use to enable safe, non-user-contact, rapid, and remote cleaning of industrial tubular equipment, e.g. heat-exchangers and reactors. The laser ablation system comprises: a fiber optic cable (12) with a laser probe output end (20), connected to an optics unit (5 or 6) enclosed within a laser probe housing (14). The optics unit comprises: a double convex and/or one or two plano-convex lens; and an Axicon prism, mirror cone, and/or galvo-scanning mirror to emit a rotating or a fixed circular beam. The laser beam cleans a plurality of reactor tubes' internal wall to cause the evaporation of deposit buildups and rust. The laser ablation system further comprises: an air vacuum system (30) positioned to cool the ablation system while removing the debris to a vacuum generator (35); and/or a push motor (60) that pushes and pulls the system through the tubes.
Abstract: A toothbrush comprised at least one unitary brush head having a base and at least one filament and extending therefrom and having a free end terminating with a tip, wherein the filament has a length of from 6.0 mm to 20.0 mm between the base and the free end, and wherein the unitary brush head is made from a plastic material that has a melt flow rate of not greater than about 30 g/10 min measured in accordance with ISO 1133.
March 5, 2021
Date of Patent:
November 21, 2023
The Procter & Gamble Company
Gerald Görich, Harald Schnizer, Nicolas Götz, Klaus Eimann
Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of cleaning robot technology, and in particular to a cleaning robot system. The cleaning robot system includes a base station and a cleaning robot. The base station is independent to the cleaning robot of the cleaning robot system. The base station includes a base station body and a mop member cleaning device arranged on the base station body. The mop member cleaning device is configured to clean a mop member of the cleaning robot. Based on the base station, the cleaning robot system is capable of automatically cleaning the mop member with no need for users to change or clean the mop member frequently, which is helpful to free consumers from house cleaning, thus relieving the burden on the consumers, and also helpful to clean the mop member in time so as to ensure a better effect in next cleaning.
Abstract: An assembly for cleaning a surgical instrument includes a first cleaning segment and a second cleaning segment coupled thereto. The first and second cleaning segments each present a respective first and second cleaning interface configured to be contacted by a first surgical instrument to clean a portion of the first surgical instrument. The first and second cleaning segments collectively define an instrument receiving channel sized and shaped to receive therein a second surgical instrument to thereby secure the first and second cleaning segments to the second surgical instrument.
October 10, 2019
Date of Patent:
November 14, 2023
Fredrick Brody, Wayne Shortt, Matt Penny
Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning earphones that includes a brush element, a positioning element, and a motive element. A brush element selectively contacts and removes debris from an earphone, and a positioning element supports the earphone in a desired position relative to the brush element. A motive element is configured to move the brush element relative to the earphone. A corresponding system and method are also disclosed and claimed herein.
Abstract: A radius scraper includes a semicircular-shaped scraper having a curved front face, the curved front face having vertical grooves formed in a bottom edge thereof. Wires are respectively threaded into each of the vertical grooves, wherein the wires are braided steel wire.
Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing a user's efficiency while operating an oral hygiene device (10) is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, motion information of an oral hygiene device is received from one or more accelerometers (32) located within the oral hygiene device. The received motion information is compared to a targeted motion of the oral hygiene device. The user operating the oral hygiene device is then provided with feedback in response to determining that the received motion information is within a predefined range of the targeted motion information.
February 23, 2021
Date of Patent:
October 17, 2023
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Vincent Jeanne, Toon Hardeman, Arjen Den Hamer, Jan Wojciech Obrebski, Martin John Edwards, Alex Merck
Abstract: There is an erasing tool having a polyetheramine for erasing a thermochromic ink composition capable of undergoing a color change that cannot be reversed by application of a temperature change. There also is a writing instrument having a thermochromic ink composition and an erasing tool. Finally, there is a method for irreversibly erasing a written line made with a thermochromic ink composition and erased with an erasing tool.
Abstract: A handheld bottle washer having a handheld body with two flexible opposing sidewalls joined together at a lower joint and at an upper joint and each having an outer surface and an inner surface, wherein the two flexible opposing sidewalls define an enclosed washing aperture with a center diameter separating two opposing inner surfaces of each of the opposing two flexible opposing sidewalls and each of the two flexible opposing sidewalls operably configured to have a static position defining an arcuate shape spanning in a longitudinal direction and a dynamic biased cleaning position with the two opposing sidewalls flexed together inwardly toward the enclosed washing aperture and with a length of the center diameter less than a length of the center diameter when in the static position, and having a plurality of bristles disposed on and radially extending outward from the outer surfaces of each of the two opposing sidewalls.
Abstract: A Conduit Descaling System (CDS) is provided and includes an anchor structure, wherein the anchor structure includes a first anchor end, a second anchor end and a structure center portion and wherein the structure center portion connects the first anchor end with the second anchor end; a descaling chain ring, wherein the descaling chain ring defines a chain ring center cavity and is connected to the structure center portion; and a Forward Descaling Article (FDA), wherein the FDA includes an FDA structure having an FDA structure first end, an FDA structure second end and an FDA structure center portion, wherein the FDA structure center portion includes a plurality of FDA anchor structures distributed along the circumference of the FDA structure center portion, and wherein FDA further includes a plurality of FDA descaling links having a plurality of FDA descaling link cutting teeth.
Abstract: A hair care device for use in untangling hair includes a body portion and a plurality of substantially parallel flexible bristles made of soft plastics material and projecting from the body portion. The bristles are arranged such that over at least a part of the area of bristles, some of the bristles are of shorter length. The bristles and the shorter length bristles are interspersed over the at least part of the area of bristles.
Abstract: A system for a cleaning device including a knee pad assembly and a cleaning assembly is disclosed. The knee pad assembly includes knees pads that include a cushion for providing protection to the knees of the user. Further, the knee pads include attaching members that allow for the cleaning assembly to be removably mounted to the knee pads. The cleaning assembly includes at least one cleaning cloth that includes attaching members that cooperates with the attaching members of the knee pads to removably attach the at least one cleaning cloth to the knee pads. Thereby allowing the user wearing the knee pads to complete necessary task while on their knees and clean the floor at the same time. The system for the cleaning device provides protection and safety to the user in addition to increasing the efficiency of the user.
Abstract: An oral care system that includes an oral care implement and a tracking attachment. The oral care implement may include a handle and a head. The tracking attachment is detachably coupled to the oral care implement. The tracking attachment may include a first component comprising a first housing having an inner surface that defines a first cavity and a second component comprising a second housing having an inner surface that defines a second cavity. When the tracking attachment is coupled to the oral care implement, a first portion of the handle is positioned within the first cavity and a second portion of the handle is positioned within the second cavity.
Abstract: The shoe-shining device is configured for use with a shoe. The shoe-shining device is a mechanical device that buffs the shoe. The shoe-shining device comprises a shell, a drive mechanism, and a buffing structure. The shell contains the drive mechanism and the buffing structure. The buffing structure is a rotating structure that buffs a shoe placed within the shell. The drive mechanism moves the buffing structure within the shell such that the buffing structure has access to all the surfaces of the upper of the shoe. The drive mechanism provides the motive forces necessary to operate the buffing structure.