Including Means For Manual Manipulation Of Implement Patents (Class 15/104.94)
  • Patent number: 10334929
    Abstract: A hair product application device for dispensing a hair product composition directly from a glove. The hair product application device generally includes a glove having at least one blister pack containing a hair product composition. The blister pack includes a pocket that holds the hair product composition and is at least partially in contact with an exterior surface of the glove. The pocket has a rupturable membrane and optionally, a backing sheet that is located at least partially on the exterior surface of the glove. The hair product composition is released by rupturing the rupturable membrane of the blister pack by applying an external pressure to the exterior surface of the rupturable membrane or an internal pressure to the pocket using a pneumatic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Pro-Motion Group, LLC
    Inventor: Larry J. Lightsey
  • Patent number: 10182643
    Abstract: A brush makeup applicator having grooves (100) is provided. The brush makeup applicator having grooves (100) includes a handle (110) having a first end (110a) and a second end (110b), said first end (110a) and second end (110b) being disposed along an axis (Y-Y) of the handle (110) and brush (120) affixed to and extending away from the first end (110a) to form a substantially planar surface (120s) for applying makeup. The brush (120) includes a circular groove (120a) formed in the substantially planar surface (120s) and an annulus groove (120b) formed in the substantially planar surface (120s), wherein said annulus groove (120b) surrounds the circular groove (120a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Paris Presents Incorporated
    Inventor: Alyssa C Nicoline
  • Patent number: 10166085
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to systems for disinfecting Central Venous Catheter (CVC) system ports that use highly-abrasive and highly-conforming foam material in place of wipes or other sponge products, and methods for using such systems. The foam material may be an open-cell microabrasive material such as melamine foam. The foam material may contain disinfecting solutions such as isopropyl alcohol, chlorhexidine gluconate, or povidone-iodine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hub Hygiene
    Inventors: William Judson Ready, Pranav Godbole, Bharathwaj Nandagopal, Mary Catherine Adams, Timothy Gassner, You Keun Kim, Ruifu Shi
  • Patent number: 10118738
    Abstract: Provided is a delamination container that smoothly peels an inner layer from an outer layer in a body and can prevent the peel of an inner layer from an outer layer at an opening. A delamination container includes a body configured to contain contents and an opening through which the contents from the body are discharged. The body and the opening each include an outer layer and an inner layer. The inner layer peels from the outer layer and shrinks with a reduction in the contents. The inner layer includes, as an outermost layer, a layer having a standard peel strength of about 7 to 12 g/15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinsuke Taruno
  • Patent number: 10099239
    Abstract: An applicator device for a film forming formulation and method of using the applicator device with a film forming formulation for obtaining sharp paint lines on textured surfaces is described. The applicator device comprises an applicator head having an adaptor and a supply reservoir having a neck for attachment to the adaptor of the applicator head. The applicator head comprises a brush comprised of aligned bristles with the bristles affixed in a brush retainer, a brush reservoir within the brush retainer for holding the film forming formulation within the applicator head, a flow orifice to provide flow of the film forming formulation to the brush reservoir, and an adaptor for attachment to a neck of the supply reservoir for supplying the film forming formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Shurtape Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nilufer Tanrikulu, Pete Elafros
  • Patent number: 10052665
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides devices and methods for dispensing fluids and wiping surfaces. A cleaning device comprises a housing comprising an outer housing portion and an inner housing portion, the outer housing portion configured to be grasped and manipulated by a user; a dispenser comprising a porous or fluid permeable material, the dispenser positioned at least partially within a dispenser cavity of the inner housing portion; and a wiper comprising a wiping surface, wherein at least a portion of the wiper is positioned within a wiper cavity of the outer housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: NORILLA LLC
    Inventors: Scott Martin Bushaw, Jeff Bushaw
  • Patent number: 10021959
    Abstract: An oral care implement having a multi-component handle is disclosed. In one aspect, the oral care implement comprises: a handle; a head coupled to the handle; at least one tooth cleaning element extending from the head; the handle comprising: a first component constructed of a first hard material; and a second component constructed of a second hard material, the second component comprising a plurality of strips that collectively form a strap network that wraps around the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Kenneth Waguespack, Robert Moskovich, Andreas Wechsler, Joachim Storz, Roger Kirchhofer, Kurt Bieri
  • Patent number: 9986819
    Abstract: Tooth cleaning devices that are designed for portable, discrete use improve dental hygiene as well as cosmetic appearance of teeth. For example, teeth can be discreetly cleaned after drinking dark-colored beverages in social settings wherein conventional teeth cleaning devices are unavailable or inconvenient. The portable and discrete tooth cleaning devices can be used with described processes and stored and dispensed with described devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Joelle S. Flynn
  • Patent number: 9974380
    Abstract: The invention relates to an application tool (1) for adhesives and/or sealants, having a holding area (10) with a handle (11) and having an application area (20) comprising a shank (21) from which a plurality of bristles (22) protrude in the direction of an application side (26). A row of adjacently situated bristles (22) is provided on the shank (21), and the shank (21) and the bristles (22) are formed in one piece and are made of a plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Bernd Beuer
  • Patent number: 9951489
    Abstract: A waste collector includes a bag body and a waste collecting apparatus. The bag body, which is made of flexible material, has a top opening and a waste collecting cavity. The waste collecting apparatus includes two elongated scraper arms spacedly affixed at the bag body to partition the bag body into a first bag portion and a second bag portion. When the bag body is reversibly flipped inside out from the top opening to form a temporary waste cavity within the first bag portion of the bag body, the scraper arms are moved toward each other for enclosing the temporary waste cavity within the first bag portion of the bag body and for scraping a waste within the temporary waste cavity. Therefore, the bag body is flipped back for automatically retaining the waste in the waste collecting cavity from the temporary waste cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Kebin Rong
  • Patent number: 9924790
    Abstract: A reversible brush cleaning device having alternate, reversible orientations is disclosed. The device includes first and second brush treatment textures defined in first and second surface regions, respectively. The reversible orientations alternately present the first and second surface regions on the exterior and interior of the flexible body, respectively. The textures are differently configured, in order to provide for alternate brush treatments when each is individually presented on the exterior, in each of the reversible orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Sigma Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Simone Rodrigues Oliveira Xavier, Rene Xavier Filho
  • Patent number: 9833119
    Abstract: A dual sided reusable floor-cleaning cloth having outer layers which are preferably made of woven material which can be fastened by Velcro or the like without limitation, thereby combining the cloth and rod handle into a set. The cleaning cloth is dual sided providing additional benefits such as increasing durable use of the cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Shelley Angela Thomas
  • Patent number: 9808077
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a brush head having a capsule receiving zone sized to receive a dentrifice capsule. A plurality angled bristles may retain the capsule in such zone. Loading of such toothbrush with a capsule may be performed with a dispenser including a toothbrush manipulation element adapted to move a retention structure associated with the brush head, and dispensation element adapted to deliver the capsule into the receiving zone. Such dispenser may include a desiccant material disposed to receive moisture from a capsule storage container. A dispenser may further include a plurality of toothbrush insertion apertures each adapted to receive a portion of a different toothbrush, so as to enable multiple users each having different toothbrushes to use the same dispenser without requiring contact between multiple brushes and single capsule interface surface of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Noble Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Lise W. Noble, Patrick T. Noble
  • Patent number: 9797551
    Abstract: In the art of sailing vessels, various styled tracks retain an edge of a sail. A retained sail edge is prone to fouling by environmental conditions and becomes exceptionally difficult to remove. A disclosed Foiling Rabbit 100 or track conditioner, cleans, lubricates and otherwise services the sail void area of a track or other sail retention area. A cleaning wick 400 may have main body 430 attached to a thickened or rolled interior edge and outer surface 430. An inner edge of the wick may be retained within a wick retaining cartridge 7. A lubricant cartridge 1 may be attached to the wick retaining cartridge. The lubricant cartridge may define one or more reservoir bodies 2a which may contain a lubricant and cleaning fluid. By use of various direct and indirect channels, and controlled capillary action, lubricant flows from the lubricant cartridge to a workpiece removes debris and lubricates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: Dennis Gail Tilton, Joanne Bystricky Arnett
  • Patent number: 9771697
    Abstract: A pet waste collector includes a bag body and a waste collecting apparatus. The bag body, which is made of flexible material, has a top opening and a waste collecting cavity. The waste collecting apparatus includes two elongated scraper arms spacedly affixed at the bag body to partition the bag body into a first bag portion and a second bag portion. When the bag body is reversibly flipped inside out from the top opening to form a temporary waste cavity within the first bag portion of the bag body, the scraper arms are moved toward each other for enclosing the temporary waste cavity within the first bag portion of the bag body and for scraping a pet waste within the temporary waste cavity. Therefore, the bag body is flipped back for automatically retaining the pet waste in the waste collecting cavity from the temporary waste cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Kebin Rong
  • Patent number: 9708104
    Abstract: Flexible film packages having a partial, initial seal against ambient atmosphere and are easily openable and reclosable. The flexible film packages are generally resealable to extend the shelf-life or freshness of products contained therein once the package is initially opened. By one approach, the flexible film has two opposing edge portions that meet to form a longitudinal seal extending from a first end seal to a second end seal. The flexible film may have a score that defines a package opening. An elongated closure layer (14) may extend over the score and may extend from a first end seal (26) to a second end seal (28) and within the opposing edge portions that form the longitudinal seal (24). The elongated closure layer may have a tack-free gripping portion (40) used to release at least a portion of the elongated closure from the flexible film to form the package opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Deborah A. Lyzenga, Jeffrey T. Weber, Paul E. Doll, Louis P. Fenech
  • Patent number: 9675504
    Abstract: A protective cover for use as a liquid barrier includes an enclosure having a supported front sheet and a back sheet. The enclosure is made of a flexible, liquid impervious material, the back face having a periphery in the interior of the back face that defines an opening; and an adhesive layer extending along the periphery of the back face for securing the periphery onto a body part, wherein the periphery is positioned and sized to define an opening that can accommodate a body part to be shielded from liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Lisa Ann Myers
  • Patent number: 9670028
    Abstract: A handheld dispenser of pressure sensitive adhesive tape comprising a handle and a rotating spool holder including a brake plate and holding a roll of pressure sensitive adhesive tape on the tape spool holder, and a cutting blade, an idler pulley, and a finger activated trigger stopping the motion of the tape supply reel by engaging the brake plate through actuating a lever coupling the brake plate and the trigger, thus stopping the dispensing of tape when the trigger is pressed by a finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Philo Jefferson Pinto
  • Patent number: 9661973
    Abstract: A cleaning pad is provided. The cleaning pad includes a cover layer, a core, and an attachment layer. The core is located between the cover layer and the attachment layer. A porous abrasive substance is applied to the attachment layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Rockline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph D. Wahlquist
  • Patent number: 9637268
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a perfume dispenser and applicator package having in its interior one or more perfume capsules, wherein the one or more perfume capsules are wrapped in a compressed applicator material in the interior of the package, the one or more perfume capsules being ruptured by pressure exerted on the package, the one or more perfume capsules further moistening the compressed applicator material after rupture, and wherein the pressure on the package allows the expansion of the moistened applicator material outwardly through an opening in the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: NATURA COSMETICOS S.A.
    Inventors: Ana Carolina Franco Soutello, Anderson da Silva Santos, Luna Menina Gonçalves Weyel, Juliana Carvalhães Lago, Joice Panzarin Savietto, Julio Cesar Legramanti Neves, Rodrigo do Vale Ciossani, Flavio Di Sarno
  • Patent number: 9622638
    Abstract: A cleaning device operable for use with a disposable cleaning towel is provided. The cleaning device includes a handle, a head, first and second clamps, and an ejector. The handle extends between a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The head is disposed relative to the distal end portion of the handle. The head defines a head surface over which the disposable cleaning towel is fixed during use of the cleaning device. The head defines a head cavity and a head aperture extending between the head cavity and the head mating surface. The first and second clamps are disposed relative to the head, and each are selectively moveable between a closed position and an open position. In their respective closed positions, at least a portion of each of the first and second clamps is operable to abut the head surface and hold the cleaning towel in place. In their respective open positions, each of the first and second clamps is positioned away from the head surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: BUTLER HOME PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Butts, Jeff Tadin
  • Patent number: 9521939
    Abstract: A screen cleaning device including a soft cleaning material mounted on a back material including stiffeners. The stiffener has a first area and a second area, the first area for cleaning and the second area for holding. The second area may include an attachment mechanism that provides for attachment to a key chain or other holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel J. Haarburger
  • Patent number: 9469950
    Abstract: A pet waste collector includes a bag body and a waste collecting apparatus. The bag body, which is made of flexible material, has a top opening and a waste collecting cavity. The waste collecting apparatus includes two elongated scraper arms spacedly affixed at the bag body to partition the bag body into a first bag portion and a second bag portion. When the bag body is reversibly flipped inside out from the top opening to form a temporary waste cavity within the first bag portion of the bag body, the scraper arms are moved toward each other for enclosing the temporary waste cavity within the first bag portion of the bag body and for scraping a pet waste within the temporary waste cavity. Therefore, the bag body is flipped back for automatically retaining the pet waste in the waste collecting cavity from the temporary waste cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Kebin Rong
  • Patent number: 9434861
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition containing a pressure-sensitive adhesive that contains from 40 to 95% by mass of a rubber-based resin not containing a styrene-derived constituent unit, and a photochromic dye of a dithienylethene-based compound, wherein the content of the photochromic dye is from 0.40 to 8.00 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the pressure-sensitive adhesive, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet having a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed of the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition have excellent weather resistance that can withstand long-term use, a relatively rapid rate of color change from colored to colorless, and excellent peelability to release sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yumiko Amino, Kazue Uemura, Yoshitomo Ono
  • Patent number: 9370293
    Abstract: A cleaning device operable for use with a disposable cleaning towel is provided. The cleaning device includes a handle, a head, first and second clamps, and an ejector. The handle extends between a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The head is disposed relative to the distal end portion of the handle. The head defines a head surface over which the disposable cleaning towel is fixed during use of the cleaning device. The head defines a head cavity and a head aperture extending between the head cavity and the head mating surface. The first and second clamps are disposed relative to the head, and each are selectively moveable between a closed position and an open position. In their respective closed positions, at least a portion of each of the first and second clamps is operable to abut the head surface and hold the cleaning towel in place. In their respective open positions, each of the first and second clamps is positioned away from the head surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Butler Home Products LLC
    Inventors: Mark Butts, Jeff Tadin
  • Patent number: 9351615
    Abstract: A storage caddy for a cleaning implement can include a holder configured to receive a wand or cleaning implement and a storage container having a lid connected to the storage container. The storage caddy can also include a tray for holding a first set of cleaning pads and a sleeve for holding a second set of cleaning pads. The first set of cleaning pads can be arranged in an upper portion of the storage container above the second set of cleaning pads, and the second set of cleaning pads can be located in a lower portion of the storage container. The wand or cleaning implement can be configured to receive one of the first set of cleaning pads from the tray or one of the second set of cleaning pads from the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil P. Williams, Christopher Conley, Jo Anthony Sasota, Chrysoula Myrto Nigl, Heather Harwood, Christopher Alan Harris, Christopher T. Strahm
  • Patent number: 9254074
    Abstract: A self-adhesive cleaning wipe for use in cleaning dental mirrors and instruments. The self-adhesive cleaning wipe is placed on the surface of protective gloves worn by dental professionals, thereby providing a conveniently accessible absorbent cleaning surface for mirrors and instruments when they become soiled, wet, or fogged. The self-adhesive cleaning wipe is removable and disposable in order to facilitate infection control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: Rebecca J. Metzger
  • Patent number: 9247804
    Abstract: A broom and detachable whisk broom are disclosed where a broom head with bristles has a discontinuous perimeter with an opening to receive a detachable whisk broom. The detachable whisk broom has bristles that create a continuous multiplicity of bristles when inserted in the broom head. The opening in the broom head has a linear guide that aligns with a linear guide of the whisk broom. A tab receiver on the broom head receives and positively engages a tab and spring hinge arrangement on the whisk broom to create the appearance and utility of a one piece broom head with the advantages of a quickly detachable whisk broom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: CASABELLA HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Butler
  • Patent number: 9185961
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for applying at least one product at a de-sired place or spot. The device comprises several layers, where an impermeable top layer (1) and an impermeable bottom layer (4) will form the outer surfaces of the device, between which two outer surfaces a storage layer (3) and a contact layer (2) are arranged. The bottom layer (4), storage layer and contact layer (2) are welded together inside their edges to form a closed storage chamber (10) for the product and further being connected (6) around their common edges, where at least a part of the bottom layer (4) outside and around the closed storage chamber (10) is cut away, in order to create a device with soft edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Padtech AS
    Inventor: Dag H. Gundersen
  • Patent number: 9151005
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to improved convenience in helping to improve environmental and animal health and comfort. The present disclosure relates to disposable pet wipe and waste collection bags, series of disposable pet wipe and waste collection bags, and the manufacture thereof. More specifically, the present disclosure presents a disposable reversible receptacle for picking up and disposing pet waste, wherein the disposable reversible bag further comprises a moistened wipe, which may allow a user to sanitarily wipe the pet and pick up the waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Phinarak Hao Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Phinarak Hao
  • Patent number: 9078642
    Abstract: A sampling device adapted for transcervical sampling of biological materials from a pregnant patient comprising: an elongate insertion tube (4) having a first end (5) adapted for insertion through the external orifice (external os) of said patient's cervix and a second end (6) including a handle means (7) for manipulating said tube; a measuring means for determining the position of said first end of said tube within said cervix, wherein said first end (5) includes a sampling head (9, 14) adapted to collect biological material including cells, mucus and biological fluids, and wherein said measuring means is adapted to determine the extent of insertion and transcervical position of said first end to optimize the transcervical sampling site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Eduardo Vom, Craig Lewis, Richard Allman, Debbie Mantzaris
  • Patent number: 9044079
    Abstract: Lip balm strip is a sheet of material that conveniently dispenses lip balm. A section of the lip balm strip is not covered in lip balm which provides a clean surface for the user to hold on to. The balm covered side of the strip is placed in the mouth. The user then presses their lips down and slides the strip through their lips to apply the lip balm. There is a smooth edge on this side of the strip provided to prevent injury to the mouth. The lip balm strip is individually wrapped to preserve the strip for re-use. Other variations and features are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Forrest R Silvers
  • Publication number: 20150136174
    Abstract: A new combination cleaning tool construction wherein the same can be utilized for cleaning surfaces, in particular, glass surfaces such as windshields. In particular the invention described herein provides a new combination cleaning tool construction wherein the same can be utilized for cleaning surfaces, in particular, glass surfaces such as windshields or the like, with corner portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Jacob Paro
  • Publication number: 20150128365
    Abstract: A device for reducing a level of infectious agents present on one or more hands of a user. This device may reduce the level of infectious agents present on one or more fingers and/or thumbs of a user, specifically reducing a level of infectious agents present on the distal aspect of the digit; including, but not limited to an underside of a nail plate, and an area of hyponychium skin between a free margin of the nail plate and an onychodermal band of a digit, such as for example, a finger, thumb, or toe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Jonathan Reed Kalish
  • Patent number: 9027195
    Abstract: A cleaning implement having a sponge and an assembly for engaging and manipulating the sponge. The assembly includes a gripper head having a receptacle area that is defined within a peripheral wall. Hook elements are provided that laterally extend into the receptacle area from the peripheral wall. A handle extends from the gripper head. The handle may be selectively detachable from the gripper head. A sponge is provided, wherein a segment of the sponge is deformed into the receptacle area. The deformed section of the sponge is hooked by the hook elements in the receptacle area. This mechanically interconnects the sponge with the gripper head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Kyung Tai Rhee
  • Publication number: 20150121637
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cleaning implement, particularly to a toilet cleaning implement, comprising a handle having a grip portion, and an at least partially flexible cleaning body that is attached to handle at an end thereof facing away from the grip portion, wherein the cleaning body is provided, at least partially on its surface, with a plurality of elevated cleaning elements, wherein at least the handle or the cleaning body is provided with an antimicrobially effective substance. Preferably, the antimicrobially effective substance comprises silver-containing components that particularly comprise colloidal silver and are preferably arranged to emit silver ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Thorsten Brenner
  • Publication number: 20150101138
    Abstract: A glove-like shape which is infused and absorbs shampoo or soap-like composition for use in cleaning hair and other body parts without the need for adding water for activation and for rinsing. The glove like component preferably has two oversized outside fingers so the same can be easily worn on the left or right hand of the user. In the preferred embodiment, the glove is soft, made of woven material, like cotton, inexpensive, and disposable after use. The composition of the glove and the soap/shampoo is such that after the same is rubbed over a body part, the glove picks up and retains the dirt loosened thereby so that the glove can be hygienically disposed of These gloves are intended to be used one at a time. Preferably, a carton or package/container of the gloves are commercially sold and purchased by a consumer with the package serving to dispense the same, one at a time, and to retain the composition of the shampoo and soap within the gloves, until used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Holy Anne Endee
  • Patent number: 8990998
    Abstract: A mopping system incorporating a multi-use absorptive storage reservoir of fluid retaining material for retention and pressure-induced expulsion of treatment solution to a surface being treated in combination with an independently removable cleaning pad of fibrous construction. The storage reservoir and cleaning pad are adapted to releaseably engage one another in juxtaposed relation such that the cleaning pad may be readily replaced during a treatment operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Contec, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. McBride, Jr., Jackson S. Burnett, III
  • Publication number: 20150040333
    Abstract: This invention is a new system of surface hot cleaning comprising a handle with a handle grip provided with a lever, a water and/or detergent tank, a pump and a brush. The brush is provided with a swivel head hosting the water pipe and an electric cable for the power supply of a heating panel equipped with a heating element and a thermostat for temperature regulation. Said heating panel is in direct contact with the cleaning cloth and aims at warming up the cloth, which is moistened by the water flowing from the pump. The cloth acquires a high temperature ideal for cleaning and sanitising surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Pier Antonio Milanses
  • Publication number: 20150033481
    Abstract: A hygienic body washing device. The device includes a handle region and an elongated region having an aperture configured to hold a washcloth. Also provided is a kit including the device, a washcloth, and soap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Cheryl A. Rowan
  • Publication number: 20150033482
    Abstract: An interdental brush with antiseptic dental solution includes a storage pod, an elongated handle, an internal flow system, and a plurality of brush sets. The plurality of brush sets is connected around the elongated handle as the elongated handle is in fluid communication with the storage pod through the internal flow system. The antiseptic dental solution that is stored within the storage pod dispenses into the plurality of brush sets through the internal flow system upon user's discretion so that the brushing process of the interdental brush between the teeth is physically able to dislodge plaque biofilm and food.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Ethel Marlene Miles
  • Publication number: 20150033483
    Abstract: An apparatus for the hot and moist cleaning of floors is disclosed, having an elongate body including a handle at a proximal end thereof and a water reservoir; and a cleaning head flexibly disposed at a distal end of the elongate body and having a heating plate and a cleaning pad, wherein the heating plate forms a planar underside of the cleaning head and includes a heating element to heat the planar underside. The water reservoir is adapted to moisten the cleaning pad when the planar underside is above 85 C. The cleaning pad is removably attached against and in thermal communication with the planar underside such that the cleaning pad is moistened and heated to a temperature between 85 C and 100 C, inclusive. And the heating plate does not substantially heat water from the water reservoir prior to the moistening of the cleaning pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Pier Antonio Milanese
  • Patent number: 8945312
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector cleaner including a base, a brush-like subsurface with a top surface, including a plurality of bristles, connected to said base, and a fiber optic connector cleaning material on said top surface of said brush-line subsurface, wherein said bristles are movable to allow gaps to be created, while still maintaining a top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Srutkowski
  • Publication number: 20150020330
    Abstract: A strip-form toilet cleaning product comprising a width (B), a height (H) and a thickness (S), wherein the ratio between width (B), height (H) and thickness (S) is between 1:1:0.01 and 1:0.1:0.2, a first extruded phase and at least one second extruded phase, wherein at least the contour of a contact surface (4, 4a, 4b) along the center axis (8) takes the form of a sine wave which has an amplitude of A1,O, wherein the ratio of amplitude to width (B) A1,O:B amounts to between 1:10 and 1:25 and the periodic length of the sine wave corresponds to 0.1-1 times the width (B) of the toilet cleaning product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Sabine Hochkugler, Christian Reichert, Robert Stephen Cappleman, Michael Horn, Keiwan Ebrahimzadeh, Petra Plantikow, Marc-Steffen Schiedel
  • Publication number: 20150013087
    Abstract: The system has a removable cap (FIG. 1) that attaches to the handle (FIG. 2) which can be filled with a liquid, particularly No Rinse Body Soap. By the use of a manual suction button (FIG. 3). The liquid travels through the elbow (FIG. 4) and neck (FIG. 5). O'Rings (FIG. 6 a&b) secures the elbow from leakage. The liquid travels to the upper frame (FIG. 7) and sponge (FIG. 8). The neck of the tool is angled at a 45% to provide optimal reach around the body. After application the drying arm (FIG. 9) is put on the elbow (FIG. 4) to help with drying process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Betty Ruth Lane-Fagerlund
  • Publication number: 20150000699
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an oral hygiene device and methods of using the device, the device comprises a body comprising an open end, a closed end and a reservoir, wherein the reservoir comprises an oral cleaner; and an applicator assembly, comprising a cap removably attached to the body so that the cap ensures closure of the body and an applicator connected to the cap by an axial rod. In a further embodiment the reservoir is contained within the body and comprises an open end and a closed end coincident with the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Aaron Kelsey
  • Publication number: 20140373871
    Abstract: Face and body brush with thin and tapered bristles system includes a face and body brush assembly having a handle comprising a first end, a second end, a top side, and a bottom side; a brush head having a first side, a second side, and plurality of bristles acting as a cleaner-abrasive. The brush head is connected to the first end of the handle of the face and body brush assembly. The bristles are perpendicularly and non-removably affixed to the first side of the brush head and are soft and form a circular tip. The bristles include sharp and pointed edges for cleaning face and body of a user-brusher. The face and body brush assembly is usable for hygienically brushing and cleaning face, body, head, hair, nails, hands and feet of a user-brusher. The massage surface can be included for massage of the face, body, head, hands, and feet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Alice Chang
  • Publication number: 20140373872
    Abstract: Face and body brush with thin and tapered bristles system includes a face and body brush assembly having a brush head, a handle, and plurality of bristles. The bristles include sharp and pointed edges for cleaning face and body of a user-brusher. The bristles can be thin and tapered. The plurality of bristles can comprise tiny tapered bristles. The bristles, tiny tapered bristles, and tongue cleaner can comprise cleansing ingredient and nutritional ingredient. The bristles, tiny tapered bristles, brush head, handle, and massage surface can comprise flavoring ingredient. The face and body brush assembly is usable for hygienically brushing and cleaning face, body, head, hair, nails, hands and feet of a user-brusher. The massage surface can be included for massage of the face, body, head, hands, and feet. The face and body brush assembly and the massage surface can comprise an electrically powered instrument for wet and dry use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Alice Chang
  • Patent number: 8898848
    Abstract: A disposable skin cleansing finger sleeve cleans and maintains a clean face, removes facial make up, and applies medicine to the face in the treatment of skin conditions. The skin cleansing finger sleeve includes an elongated body formed from water impermeable material wherein the body has an open proximal end and a closed distal end capable of being removably positioned about a user finger. A viscous skin cleansing agent may be pre-applied (impregnate, coated, soaked, etc.) or applied after-the-fact (applied by the user) to the body for treating the user skin. Advantageously, the finger sleeve is capable of cleaning a user face by applying the skin cleansing agent to the user face and removing facial makeup therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Kasia E. Stevens
  • Patent number: 8881336
    Abstract: A cleaning substrate (1) comprising an absorbent layer (2); a surface layer (3) comprising a macro-apertured laminate (31) of a thermoplastic formed film (32) and a nonwoven layer (33); wherein said thermoplastic formed film (32) is in direct contact with said absorbent layer (2), and said macro-apertured laminate (31) has a thickness (35) of from 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David John Pung, Edward Philip Allie