Patents by Inventor Andrew M. Bober

Andrew M. Bober has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190282058
    Abstract: A cleaning cart supports cleaning supplies and comprises a bar defining a length that is adjustable to change at least one of a length and a width of the cleaning cart, first and second wheels coupled to the bar and separated a distance that is adjustable by varying the length of the bar, an upright coupled to the bar and extending upwardly therefrom, and a receptacle coupled to at least one of the bar and the upright and adapted to hold cleaning supplies therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Carol A. Rouillard, Andrew M. Bober, Alfred Adolf Widmer, Andrew R. J. Russell, Dave Clark, Roderick J. McBrien
  • Patent number: 9375123
    Abstract: One aspect of the present Invention provides a pull-behind floor finish applicator which includes a wheeled cart constructed and arranged to receive a source of floor finish. The wheeled cart includes a selectively moveable floor finish spreader coupled to the cart with a biasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Lance D. Brown, Glenn N. Weaver
  • Patent number: 9307883
    Abstract: A mop includes a first section having a first side, a second section having a second side, and an embedded, semi-permeable layer disposed between the first and second sections to manage an amount of liquid flowing from the first side to the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Alfred A. Widmer, Thomas Tement, Pedro Manuel Esteves Lopes, Mehmet Avci
  • Patent number: 9131824
    Abstract: A floor tool including a handle, a mop head, and an actuator. The handle includes first and second opposite ends through and between which a longitudinal axis of the handle extends. The handle lies in a plane and further includes a first portion that is located at the first end of the handle and a second portion that is offset from the longitudinal axis. The mop head is coupled at the second end of the handle. A first grip is coupled to the first portion of the handle, and a second grip is coupled to the second portion of the handle. The actuator is positioned adjacent the first end and is contiguous with the first grip, and a fluid reservoir is coupled to and carried by the handle between the second portion and the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Crawford, Andrew M. Bober, Craig Conner, Mark Cors, Nicholas Reback, Daniel Lee
  • Publication number: 20150074927
    Abstract: A floor maintenance too! including a handle and a tool coupled to the handle. The tool head includes a frame that supports a first engagement panel and a second engagement panel, with each panel disposed on an underside of the frame. The tool also includes a cable that extends between the tool head and the handle and that is coupled to the first engagement panel and the second engagement panel. An actuator mechanism is coupled to the cable and is manipulatable to move at least one of the first engagement panel and the second engagement panel via the cable relative to the frame to selectively engage and disengage a mop pad relative to the tool head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Alfred A. Widmer, Mehmet Avci, Axel Schmitz, Andrew M. Bober, Michael Bachmann, Andreas Staub, Markus Zbinden
  • Patent number: 8973738
    Abstract: A cleaning device for cleaning a conveyor system including a slotted track that defines an elongate path along which product is moved and that has opposed glide surfaces from which product is suspended. The conveyor system also includes a wall that is disposed above the track and that cooperates with the track to define a product passageway along the elongate path. The cleaning device includes a drive unit, a wheel rotatably coupled to the drive unit and engageable with the wall within the product passageway to move the drive unit along the slotted track, a glide coupled to the drive unit and engageable with the glide surfaces to support the drive unit on the slotted track, and a cleaning implement coupled to the drive unit to clean the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim J. Hilarides, Curtis H. Hubmann, Andrew M. Bober, Stephen C. Cook, Jonathan L. Ludtke, Justin M. Nunez, Daniel Bullis, Douglas E. Seals, Daniel J. Lee, Todd J. Bakken, Chris Sherwin
  • Patent number: 8959699
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a mop include a user-manipulatable control operable by a user to generate attachment of a mop pad to a mop head and/or release of the mop pad from the mop head. The user-manipulatable control can be located on a handle of the mop in some embodiments, and on the mop head in other embodiments. Also, an actuator coupled to the user-manipulatable control can be used to move one or more grips, magnet-carrying elements, slides, wings, or clamping members to releasably secure the mop pad to the mop head, or to selectively magnetize one or more magnets for release and/or attachment of the mop pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Eric R. Evenson, Daniel S. Pica, Joseph C. Fields, Axel Schmitz, Alfred Widmer, Alexandra M. Berger, Nick Angel, Daniel Meier
  • Publication number: 20140259494
    Abstract: A mop includes a first section having a first side, a second section having a second side, and an embedded, semi-permeable layer disposed between the first and second sections to manage an amount of liquid flowing from the first side to the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Alfred A. Widmer, Thomas Tement, Pedro Manuel Esteves Lopes, Mehmet Avci
  • Patent number: 8732894
    Abstract: A cleaning bullet for use in a track can include a compressible body to clean the track, and a motorized device to propel the body through the track. In some embodiments, the motorized device includes wheels rotatably coupled to the device, a motor to drive the wheels, and a power source to supply power to the motor. Also, in some embodiments, one or more wheels engage an inner or outer surface of the track to move the motorized device along the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim J. Hilarides, Carol A. Rouillard, Andrew M. Bober
  • Patent number: 8662778
    Abstract: A floor finish application tool and method for applying floor finishes to a floor. Some embodiments are provided with disposable or quickly replaceable features, such as feed lines or reservoirs to eliminate the need for time consuming clean-up operations. Some embodiments are provided with a two portion hinged head having a spreading or distributing portion and a leveling portion to provide substantially uniform floor finish thickness across a floor. Some embodiments also feature an applicator pad composed of at least two different types of material. The first material is a floor finish distributing material that serves a function of substantially uniformly spreading bulk floor finish across a floor. The second material is a floor finish finishing material that is suitable for leveling the already spread floor finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Crawford, Andrew M. Bober, Shwn-meei Y. Linden, Christopher F. Lang, Axel Schmitz, Alfred Adolf Widmer
  • Publication number: 20140020202
    Abstract: A cleaning device for cleaning a conveyor system including a slotted track that defines an elongate path along which product is moved and that has opposed glide surfaces from which product is suspended. The conveyor system also includes a wall that is disposed above the track and that cooperates with the track to define a product passageway along the elongate path. The cleaning device includes a drive unit, a wheel rotatably coupled to the drive unit and engageable with the wall within the product passageway to move the drive unit along the slotted track, a glide coupled to the drive unit and engageable with the glide surfaces to support the drive unit on the slotted track, and a cleaning implement coupled to the drive unit to clean the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: DIVERSEY, INC.
    Inventors: Jim J. Hilarides, Curtis H. Hubmann, Andrew M. Bober, Stephen C. Cook, Jonathan L. Ludtke, Justin M. Nunez, Daniel Bullis, Douglas E. Seals, Daniel J. Lee, Todd J. Bakken, Chris Sherwin
  • Publication number: 20130340187
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a mop include a user-manipulatable control operable by a user to generate attachment of a mop pad to a mop head and/or release of the mop pad from the mop head. The user-manipulatable control can be located on a handle of the mop in some embodiments, and on the mop head in other embodiments. Also, an actuator coupled to the user-manipulatable control can be used to move one or more grips, magnet-carrying elements, slides, wings, or clamping members to releasably secure the mop pad to the mop head, or to selectively magnetize one or more magnets for release and/or attachment of the mop pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Eric R. Evenson, Daniel S. Pica, Joseph C. Fields, Axel Schmitz, Alfred Widmer, Alexandra M. Berger, Nick Angel, Daniel Meier
  • Patent number: 8608395
    Abstract: A pull-behind floor finish applicator wherein a peristaltic pump is employed in conjunction with disposable conduit tubing obviate any clean up of the pump. This applicator is adaptable to receiving bag in the box floor finish, thus reducing cleaning time. The applicator employs a minimum number of disposable parts thus making it economical to produce. A mop is employed to apply floor finish to easily accessible areas in one instance, yet allows the mop to be used independently for application of floor finish to not so easily accessible areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Charles A. Crawford, Lance D. Brown, Douglas S. Rodenkirch, Scott I. Biba, Craig P. Conner, Daniel R. Nett, Nicholas S. Reback
  • Patent number: 8608396
    Abstract: A floor finish applicator including a cart having wheels and a body member constructed and arranged to receive a source of floor finish. The floor finish applicator also includes a pump coupled to the cart and operable to deliver floor finish to a floor, a floor finish feed conduit in fluid communication between the pump and a container supporting floor finish, and a transmission assembly coupled to the cart. The floor finish feed conduit supplies floor finish to the pump. The transmission assembly includes an axle coupled to and driven by a wheel of the cart, a drive gear connected to the axle, a drive shaft having a driven gear for engaging the drive gear and driving the pump, and a hand-actuated spring-loaded clutch for selective engagement of the pump and the drive shaft with the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Charles A. Crawford, Lance D. Brown, Douglas S. Rodenkirch, Scott I. Biba, Craig P. Conner, Daniel R. Nett, Nicholas S. Reback
  • Publication number: 20130263396
    Abstract: A floor tool including a handle, a mop head, and an actuator. The handle includes first and second opposite ends through and between which a longitudinal axis of the handle extends. The handle lies in a plane and further includes a first portion that is located at the first end of the handle and a second portion that is offset from the longitudinal axis. The mop head is coupled at the second end of the handle. A first grip is coupled to the first portion of the handle, and a second grip is coupled to the second portion of the handle. The actuator is positioned adjacent the first end and is contiguous with the first grip, and a fluid reservoir is coupled to and carried by the handle between the second portion and the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Charles A. Crawford, Andrew M. Bober, Craig Conner, Mark Cors, Nicholas Reback, Daniel Lee
  • Patent number: 8464391
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a mop include a user-manipulatable control operable by a user to generate attachment of a mop pad to a mop head and/or release of the mop pad from the mop head. The user-manipulatable control can be located on a handle of the mop in some embodiments, and on the mop head in other embodiments. Also, an actuator coupled to the user-manipulatable control can be used to move one or more grips, magnet-carrying elements, slides, wings, or clamping members to releasably secure the mop pad to the mop head, or to selectively magnetize one or more magnets for release and/or attachment of the mop pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Bober, Eric R. Evenson, Daniel S. Pica, Joseph C. Fields, Axel Schmitz, Alfred D. Widmer, Alexandra M. Berger, Nick Angel, Daniel Meier
  • Patent number: 8454753
    Abstract: A cleaning bullet for use in a track can include a compressible body to clean the track, and a motorized device to propel the body through the track. In some embodiments, the motorized device includes wheels rotatably coupled to the device, a motor to drive the wheels, and a power source to supply power to the motor. Also, in some embodiments, one or more wheels engage an inner or outer surface of the track to move the motorized device along the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim J. Hilarides, Carol A. Rouillard, Andrew M. Bober
  • Patent number: D695984
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Carol A. Rouillard, Andrew M. Bober, Alfred Adolf Widmer, Andrew R. J. Russell, Dave Clark, Roderick J. McBrien
  • Patent number: D719712
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Widmer, Mehmet Avci, Axel Schmitz, Andrew M. Bober, Michael Bachmann, Andreas Staub, Markus Zbinden
  • Patent number: D738062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Carol A. Rouillard, Andrew M. Bober, Alfred A. Widmer, Andrew R. J. Russell, Dave Clark, Roderick J. McBrien