Brush And Wiper Patents (Class 15/114)
  • Patent number: 10238550
    Abstract: A wound cleansing assembly, which includes or is a wound cleansing cloth (1), having at least one carrier layer (2) and threads (3) disposed on the carrier layer (2) and protruding from the carrier (2), preferably made exclusively of synthetic fibers, preferably plastic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: L&R USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Johannes Engl, Robert Strohal
  • Patent number: 10056860
    Abstract: A cleaning mechanism having a self-locking function, comprising a cleaning rack, a cleaning member and a sweeping member, adapted for use on photovoltaic panel, is disclosed. The cleaning rack comprising a first connecting rod, a second connecting rod, a third connecting rod and a fourth connecting rod which are detachably connected. The cleaning member being detachably mounted between the first connecting rod and the third connecting rod, used for stripping off adhesive materials on photovoltaic panel; the sweeping member used for sweeping adhesive materials away from photovoltaic panel. Cleaning mechanism further comprises a cleaning member power unit, detachably connected with the cleaning member and used for driving cleaning member to rotate; and cleaning member power unit comprises a self-locking device, used for preventing cleaning member from idling, and sundries are prevented from being twisted thereon and meanwhile unnecessary wear between cleaning member and photovoltaic panel can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: BOSON ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyu Wang, Jinggong Zhang, Zhihong Qian
  • Patent number: 10050468
    Abstract: A charging compartment adapted for use on a body of a photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment for recharging of battery power of the photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment is provided, in which the charging compartment includes a charging and stopping rack and a telescopic supporting rack. The charging and stopping rack is used for stopping a body and charging the body, and the telescopic supporting rack is used for supporting the charging and stopping rack. The charging and stopping rack and a photovoltaic panel to be cleaned are enabled and configured to be on a same plane by adjusting the angle of the charging and stopping rack. By adopting the charging compartment, the photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment is facilitated to allow the body to remain stationary while being together with the photovoltaic panels which are undergoing cleaning, as well as same time recharging battery power of the photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: BOSON ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyu Wang, Jinggong Zhang, Zhihong Qian
  • Patent number: 10050582
    Abstract: A self-charging terminal, which includes a terminal fixing block, a sloped conductive member and a sloped conductive member mounting member is disclosed. The self-charging terminal is adapted for a photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment for facilitating recharging of battery power. The sloped conductive member is fixed on the sloped conductive member mounting member and the sloped conductive member mounting member is fixed on the terminal fixing block. The self-charging terminal is detachably mounted on the photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment and a shape of the sloped conductive member of the self-charging terminal is specifically matched with that of a telescopic charging member of photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment to facilitate wipe off an oxidization layer on the sloped conductive member, thereby prolonging service life of the self-charging terminal and extending repair cycle time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: BOSON ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyu Wang, Jinggong Zhang, Zhihong Qian
  • Patent number: 10016637
    Abstract: An anti-falling mechanism, configured and adapted on a photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment for cleaning photovoltaic panels, is provided. The photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment includes a body and a cleaning rack, in which the anti-falling mechanism is being mounted on. The cleaning rack includes several connecting rods which are detachably connected. The anti-falling mechanism includes a first hook and a second hook, each of the first hook and the second hook comprises a fixed part and an anti-falling part, the fixed part is fixedly connected with the anti-falling part and the fixed part is detachably mounted on the first connecting rod. By adopting the anti-falling mechanism, the body of the photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment can be prevented from falling off from the photovoltaic panels during cleaning process of the photovoltaic panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: BOSON ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyu Wang, Jinggong Zhang, Zhihong Qian
  • Patent number: 10008976
    Abstract: A self-locking mechanism which is mounted in a moving mechanism of a photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment is disclosed. The moving mechanism includes driving wheels driven by driving motors, and the driving wheels being diagonally and detachably mounted. The self-locking mechanism includes self-locking units arranged between the driving motor and the driving wheel of the moving mechanism, and is used for realizing self-locking of the respective driving wheel. By adopting the self-locking mechanism and the photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment having the self-locking mechanism, when the body of the photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment stops on the photovoltaic panel with a gradient, the body can be prevented from falling off due to the effect of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: BOSON ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyu Wang, Jinggong Zhang, Zhihong Qian
  • Patent number: 9923513
    Abstract: A cleaning mechanism having a water spray function adapted for cleaning photovoltaic panel is provided, which includes a cleaning rack, a cleaning member and a sweeping member. Cleaning rack includes several connecting rods detachably connected; Cleaning member is detachably mounted between the connecting rods and used for stripping off adhesive materials on photovoltaic panel; the sweeping member being detachably mounted on connecting rods and used for sweeping the adhesive materials away from the photovoltaic panel. A water spray device is detachably mounted on the cleaning rack used for wetting adhesive materials. The water spray device includes a water spray pipe and a water storage tank, and a spray nozzle atomizing water. A cleaning member power unit is detachably connected with the cleaning member and is used for driving the cleaning member to rotate; and the cleaning member power unit comprises a self-locking device used for preventing cleaning member from idling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: BOSON ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyu Wang, Jinggong Zhang, Zhihong Qian
  • Patent number: 9883982
    Abstract: A massage device is provided with a pouch containing a liquid medium and a massage prong for imparting massage pressure on the person's body during a massage. The pouch is configured for application to the body such that it covers an area on the body substantially larger than the massage prong. The massage prong operates and applies a force to the body through the wall of the pouch. The massage prong is permitted to move within at least a portion of the area without substantial movement of the pouch relative to the body. A lubricating layer sealed present massager can provide a relaxing and therapeutic heated or cooled massage over a large area of the body while reducing pinching and friction between the skin and the massage prong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Aaron Paul McGushion
  • Patent number: 9831820
    Abstract: A moving mechanism adapted for use on a photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment for moving while cleaning one or more photovoltaic panels is disclosed, which includes a cleaning rack, a plane walking unit and a side surface walking unit. The plane walking unit drives the cleaning rack to move along a panel surface of a photovoltaic panel, and the side surface walking unit drives the cleaning rack to move along the side surface of upper edge of photovoltaic panel; the plane walking unit includes driving wheels diagonally and detachably mounted on diagonal line of cleaning rack, driving wheels driven by driving motors; side surface walking unit includes driving wheels and driven driving motors. Moving mechanism allows for more uniformly stress distribution during forward and backward movement on the photovoltaic panel. The photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment including the moving mechanism is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BOSON ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyu Wang, Jinggong Zhang, Zhihong Qian
  • Patent number: 9831822
    Abstract: A telescopic mechanism arranged on a cleaning rack of a photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment configured for cleaning photovoltaic panels is disclosed. The cleaning rack includes a first connecting rod, a second connecting rod, a third connecting rod and a fourth connecting rod, which are detachably connected, a first fixed rod being arranged on the first connecting rod, a second fixed rod and a third fixed rod being arranged between second connecting rod and fourth connecting rod, a fourth fixed rod being arranged on third connecting rod. Telescopic mechanism includes a first telescopic unit and a second telescopic unit, first telescopic unit is detachably-mounted between first and second fixed rods and the second telescopic unit is detachably-mounted between third and fourth fixed rods. By adopting the telescopic mechanism, photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment can automatically move from one photovoltaic panel array to another photovoltaic panel array in cooperation with obstacle crossing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BOSON ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyu Wang, Jinggong Zhang, Zhihong Qian
  • Patent number: 9831821
    Abstract: A correction mechanism, mounted on a cleaning rack of a photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment, for cleaning photovoltaic panels is disclosed. Cleaning rack includes four connecting rods which are detachably connected; the correction mechanism includes a first correction guide wheel and a second correction guide wheel, the first correction guide wheel and second correction guide wheel are both detachably mounted on the third connecting rod, and when the cleaning rack stably moves on photovoltaic panel, the first correction guide wheel and the second correction guide wheel are not in contact with side surfaces of lower edges of the photovoltaic panel. By adopting the correction mechanism and the photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment having the correction mechanism provided by the present invention, the body of the photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment can be enabled to stably move on the photovoltaic panels when the photovoltaic panels are inclined, thus preventing shaking from occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BOSON ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyu Wang, Jinggong Zhang, Zhihong Qian
  • Patent number: 9831823
    Abstract: An obstacle crossing mechanism, adapted and arranged on a cleaning rack of a photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment configured to clean photovoltaic panel arrays is disclosed. The cleaning rack includes connecting rods detachably-connected, and fixed rods arranged on respective connecting rods. The obstacle crossing mechanism includes a moving rack and a fixed rack, in which moving rack is used for temporarily stopping photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment; and the fixed rack is located below the moving rack and the moving rack ascends or descends on the fixed rack. A telescopic mechanism is further provided with the obstacle crossing mechanism so that the two mechanisms together facilitates the photovoltaic panel cleaning equipment to travel from a photovoltaic panel array to reach another photovoltaic panel array during cleaning process of photovoltaic panels without requiring any human assistance, thus achieve total automation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BOSON ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Guanyu Wang, Jinggong Zhang, Zhihong Qian
  • Patent number: 9801519
    Abstract: A package for delivering a cleaning solution to a surface to be cleaned includes a sealed packet having a cleaning solution therein with at least a portion of an outer lower surface thereof having at least one weakened, frangible area that is adapted to rupture when a predetermined pressure is applied to an upper surface of the packet. The cleaning solution in the packet can be discharged through the frangible areas when the packet is positioned on a surface and the predetermined pressure is applied to the packet to rupture the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Reed, Jr., Eric J. Hansen, Douglas J. Medema
  • Patent number: 9723957
    Abstract: A kit for a scrubbing device having interchangeable scrubbing mechanisms for attachment to a bar of soap includes a base element configured to removably couple to and retain the bar of soap, and a plurality of scrubbing elements each including a different scrubbing mechanism. The base element is configured to be removably and interchangeably coupled to each of the plurality of scrubbing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Lee E. Firestone
  • Patent number: 9307872
    Abstract: A device for foot hygiene comprising a holder, an arch and a fabric strip attached across the arc of the arch is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Nancy Ruth Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 9055804
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a cosmetic composition comprising an applicator element. The applicator element may be elongated along a longitudinal axis. The applicator has a first portion and a second portion separateable from the first portion and capable of moving independently from the first portion along the longitudinal axis. The first and/or second portions of the applicator element include means for holding a charge of cosmetic composition and transferring it to an integument on contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Avon Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Ornoski, Marisol Simard
  • 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: 20150101137
    Abstract: Provided herein are cleaning apparatuses for electronic devices, such as computers, smart devices, laptops and cameras. The cleaning apparatuses comprise cleaning members having, for example, a cleaning pad and/or brush or other cleaning member and a container or housing on or in which the cleaning member is contained and/or stored. The cleaning apparatuses each comprise a mount to removably secure the apparatus to the electronic device. The mounts may comprise a hot shoe mount, a strap slide, a clip mount, or a slottable member configured for a port or slot on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Ye Xu
  • Patent number: 8955530
    Abstract: A wafer chuck is cleaned using a cleaning cap to remove processing residue and particulate matter. The cleaning cap is configured to overlie and align with the wafer chuck and includes a base and a first roller connected to the base and having wound therearound a cleaning cloth. The cleaning cap further includes a second roller connected to the base and having attached thereto a free end of the cleaning cloth. During use, the cleaning cloth winds upon the second roller from the first roller when the second roller rotates about its axis. The cleaning cap can be positioned relative the wafer chuck by way of a manipulator to ensure the cleaning cloth contacts the wafer chuck with sufficient force. The cleaning cloth rubs the wafer chuck with both translational motion and rotational motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufaturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jui-Chun Peng, Heng-Jen Lee
  • Patent number: 8943637
    Abstract: Multi-directional wiping elements are disclosed. The wiping elements comprise intersecting squeegee segments that provide top wiping squeegee edges and side wiping squeegee edges. Devices utilizing the multi-directional wiping elements of the present invention can include bristles that are configured to simultaneously wipe a working surface with the wiping elements. In accordance with the embodiments of the invention, the multi-directional wiping elements are utilized in a toothbrush cleaning head that is configured to be operated manually or, alternatively, is motorized and is configured to rotate, oscillate, vibrate and/or move according to a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: James Albert Gavney, Jr., Jerry Mix, Dennis Boyle, Rickson Sun, Christopher Loew, Pascal Homero Soboll, Daniel Sung-hwe Kim
  • Publication number: 20150000060
    Abstract: A reversible cleansing article comprising a body having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface comprises semi-rigid layers, the second surface having a uniform surface; the first surface and the second are coupling from the rear of each of the first surface and the second surface; the body having a cavity defined therein, wherein the cavity is reachable through an opening defined in the body; and wherein the first surface is on the body and the second surface is in the body, the body is reversible between the first surface and the second surface through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Grant Collins, Theresa Marie Pilutti
  • Patent number: 8898847
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and a method of using the apparatus for cleaning tools, utensils, and other objects. The apparatus comprises a container, a first wiping element that is submerged in a liquid in the container capable of removing undesirable material from at least a portion of the object and a second wiping element mountable to the container that is capable of removing excess moisture from the object. The object undergoes at least a two-step wiping comprising a first wiping against the first wiping element while submerged in the liquid and a second wiping against the second wiping element after being at least partially removed from the liquid. The apparatus of the invention reduces the potential for serious injuries from cuts or abrasions from contact with the objects and is more sanitary than systems currently used in the prior art. The apparatus of the invention may also be easily disassembled for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher P. Farrell
  • Publication number: 20140331426
    Abstract: In respect of the problem of indicating a broom head (1) which can be produced such that its individual parts are easy to store, wherein the individual parts are fixed to one another following production of the broom head, said broom head (1) comprising a basic body (2) with a plate (3), from which project first cleaning elements (4) for directing towards a surface which is to be cleaned, wherein the plate (3) also has second cleaning elements (5), which assist the cleaning performance of the first cleaning elements (4), projecting from it, is characterized in that the second cleaning elements (5) are arranged on a module (6) which can be introduced, as a separate individual part, into an aperture (9) of the plate (3) such that the second cleaning elements (5) engage through the plate (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventors: Norbert Weis, Hans-Jörg Clemen, Marc Hunger
  • Publication number: 20140331422
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator includes a handle having a distal end and a proximal end and a head, configured for application of one or more cosmetic products to a surface, attached to the proximal end of the handle. The head comprises a plurality of portions wherein at least one portion comprises a brush and at least one portion comprises a paddle or other application member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: HCT Group Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Cindy Sean Yuei Lim
  • Publication number: 20140331423
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of using and making apparatuses that may clean concave and convex surfaces are discussed. The apparatus may be capable of substantially contacting and cleaning concave, convex, planar, and non-planar surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Harry Krasnick
  • Publication number: 20140331425
    Abstract: A toilet brush having a handle grip connected to a pull rod which is adapted to travel freely through a hollow main handle. The pull rod is connected at the other end to a cleaning head assembly, having stiff bristles and an absorbent sponge. The sponge is modified to include a scouring surface. The cleaning head assembly is modified to allow any moisture collected by the absorbent sponge to be extracted by pulling on the hollow main handle and the coil spring placing the hollow main handle back to its original position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: DeAndre Charles Baker
  • Patent number: 8832896
    Abstract: A paint roller apparatus is provided. In one example, the paint roller apparatus is configured to apply paint to a surface and includes a roller arm and a paint roller rotatably mounted on the roller arm about a roller axis. The paint roller has an end and a paint applicator surface. The paint roller apparatus includes a roller guard having at least one painting feature for applying paint to the surface. The roller guard is selectively movable between first and second positions. The first position comprises the painting feature disposed adjacent the end of the roller on a first side of the roller axis and the second position comprises the painting feature disposed adjacent the end of the roller on a second side of the roller axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Sandahl, Jeffrey Mark Smith, Christopher Alan Jensen, Thomas Rainer Jeltsch
  • Publication number: 20140251373
    Abstract: An exemplary aspect comprises an apparatus comprising: a handle; and a body connected to the handle via a rotatable joint; the body comprising a bristle component on a first side and a cloth component on a second side, the bristle component comprising broom bristles and the cloth component configured to accept a cloth, the body rotatable with respect to the handle, between a first position and a second position, the first position placing the broom bristles in contact with a floor surface, and the second position placing the cloth in contact with the floor surface. One or more method embodiments comprise using the apparatus as a broom, with the body in the first position; rotating the body from the first position to the second position; and using the apparatus as a mop, with the body in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Warren YAN, Adam PASKOW, Nicholas OXLEY, Przemek GODYCKI
  • Publication number: 20140251844
    Abstract: A cleaning scrubber for cleaning household surfaces is described. The cleaning scrubber includes an elongated handle having a gripping portion at the proximal end and a means for removably attaching a cleaning disk at the distal end. The cleaning disk comprises a foam or sponge cleaning pad and means for attachment to the handle. The handle may include means for releasing the cleaning disk from the end of the handle without the need for the user to manually handle the cleaning disk. A caddy for storage of the cleaning scruber and spare cleaning disks is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Butler Home Products LLC
    Inventors: Robert Michelson, Michael Silverman, Robert Cavalcanti
  • Publication number: 20140174471
    Abstract: A fabric care device comprising a body having first and second ends for attaching respective first and second fabric care attachments, wherein at least one of the first and second ends is adapted to detachably attach one of the first and second fabric care attachments. An attachment for a fabric care device selected from the group consisting of a depiller, a delinter, a fabric pile restorer, and a brush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Kim Cole
  • Publication number: 20140101879
    Abstract: A hair brush includes a body having a head and a plurality of bristles carried by the head. The plurality of bristles protrudes relative to the head. A microfiber fabric material is carried by part of the body and is water absorbent. A portion of the microfiber fabric material is positioned near the plurality of bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Roberta Celeste Brown, Trent Kahute
  • Patent number: 8683636
    Abstract: A device with two or more regions configured to clean or treat a working surface is disclosed. Preferably, the device is an oral-care device with a power cleaning head. The power cleaning head comprises two or more regions, wherein at least one of the regions is configured to move and wherein at least one of the regions comprises a squeegee element. Preferably, the regions are configured to independently rotate, oscillate, vibrate or otherwise move while cleaning teeth and gums and can each include bristles, nodules, squeegee elements, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: James A. Gavney, Jr., Jerry Mix, Dennis Boyle, Rickson Sun, Christopher Loew, Pascal Homero Soboll, Daniel Sung-hwe Kim
  • Publication number: 20140053355
    Abstract: An improved brush assembly is presented herein comprising a first shaft receiving a second shaft having an outer diameter, creating a shaft assembly. A slot is cut into the second shaft from an outer end to a point proximate the first shaft. A jacket is fitted over a portion of the second shaft, and a cleaning assembly is inserted into and retained in the slot of the shaft assembly. The cleaning assembly comprises a bottom cleaning member and a side cleaning member, wherein the bottom cleaning member comprises a retainer and a cleaning pad extending beyond the end of the second shaft, and the side cleaning member comprises a side cleaning paddle extending beyond an outer diameter of the hollow shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Joseph KLUGE, JR., Casey Hayes KLUGE
  • Patent number: 8656933
    Abstract: A handheld device for sculpting hair includes a bristle section and a wave section which effectively sculpt hair in a wave style when used in the method of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Bruce T. Boyd
  • Patent number: 8647005
    Abstract: The paint trimmer includes a rigid base and a handle removably attachable to the base. The handle includes a bladder for storing paint. A paint applicator is associated with the base and fluidly coupled to the bladder via a manifold. Accordingly, a user may selectively dispense paint from the bladder to the paint applicator via the manifold for application to a surface to be painted. A paint mask associated with the base and offset from the paint applicator prevents paint from dispensing to undesired locations of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Arigala Painting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Gallardo
  • Patent number: 8566998
    Abstract: A device comprising an absorbent structure and one or more resilient contact elements integrated into the absorbent structure is disclosed. The absorbent structure is preferably a sponge or foam structure and the resilient contact elements are squeegees, nodules, or combinations thereof. In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, the resilient contact elements include anchor features that are embedded within the absorbent stricture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventors: James A. Gavney, Jr., Jerry Mix
  • Patent number: 8495785
    Abstract: /A cleaning tool including a first support member, an absorbent member disposed below the first support member; and a plurality of brush bristles which extend into the absorbent member. Further embodiments of the present invention provide a cleaning tool including a first support member and a second support member, an absorbent member disposed below the second support member, an elastic compressible substrate sandwiched between the first support member and the second support member; a plurality of brush bristles which extend into the absorbent member; and an adjusting mechanism for varying the position of the second support member relative to the first support member, such that the cleaning tips of the brush bristles can be inside, outside or coincident with the absorbent member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Paul Eugene Triulzi
  • Patent number: 8490236
    Abstract: A combination brush and sticky roller apparatus used to clean a carpet or upholstery. The present invention comprises of a uniquely shaped bracket with a rubber brush and sticky roller. The rubber brush makes use of a plurality of rubber fingers that is able to reach into the deep layers of carpet or upholstery to dislodge and uproot dirt and debris. The uprooted dirt and debris are then accessible by the sticky roller to be collected and removed from the carpet or upholstery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Telebrands Corp.
    Inventor: Tylor Christian Ross
  • Patent number: 8490237
    Abstract: A combination brush and sticky roller apparatus used to clean a carpet or upholstery. The present invention comprises of a uniquely shaped bracket with a rubber brush and sticky roller. The rubber brush makes use of a plurality of rubber fingers that is able to reach into the deep layers of carpet or upholstery to dislodge and uproot dirt and debris. The uprooted dirt and debris are then accessible by the sticky roller to be collected and removed from the carpet or upholstery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Telebrands Corp.
    Inventor: Tylor Christian Ross
  • Publication number: 20130180546
    Abstract: A cleaning brush is a multimodal contact cleaner having both a microfiber head and a bristle head coupled by an offset handle assembly that misaligns a grip on the offset handle assembly with the microfiber head to improve features, including operation and ergonomics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Rand Rognlien
  • Publication number: 20130180068
    Abstract: A disposable cleaning pad having a grout cleaning brush includes a bristle attachment for use with a disposable pad. The bristle attachment is molded into a rectangular base piece forming a stand-alone removable brush that can be removably attached to a disposable pad. A top rectangular piece of similar dimensions to the base is connected to the end portion of the base by way of a hinge. The ends opposite the hinge have mating clasps that allow for the brush assembly to be securely yet removably fastened to an existing cleaning pad which is then mounted in the normal manner to the cleaning system. The brush assembly enjoys a longer life than that expected from a disposable cleaning pad thus the brush assembly may be reused many times before it needs to be replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: LEONARD Anthony PELLEGRINO
  • Patent number: 8480325
    Abstract: The paint trimmer includes a rigid base and a handle removably attachable to the base. The handle includes a bladder for storing paint. A paint applicator is associated with the base and fluidly coupled to the bladder via a manifold. Accordingly, a user may selectively dispense paint from the bladder to the paint applicator via the manifold for application to a surface to be painted. A paint mask associated with the base and offset from the paint applicator prevents paint from dispensing to undesired locations of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Arigala Painting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Gallardo
  • Publication number: 20130139335
    Abstract: The “Wonder Shower Net” is a new product designed to wrap around the body for a unique cleansing experience and is machine washable for a more sanitary cleansing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Hakeem A. Ogunmowo
  • Patent number: 8438689
    Abstract: A broom having a head part to which a first and a second plurality of bristles are coupled. The second plurality of bristles preferably comprising a hooking member positioned at an end of the bristle opposite the head part, wherein the hooking member preferably forms a cap on the second end of the body. Alternatively, a bristle device having a plurality of bristles each with a hooking member at one end, wherein the bristle device is releasably couplable to bristles or a head part of a broom. In operation, as the plurality of bristles with hooking members sweep over the debris or material to be swept along a surface, the bristle with hooking members catch, hook or hold onto the debris being swept. The row of bristles with hooking members preferably form a hooking barrier that traps the material being swept making sweeping very easy and effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Noble Ideas II, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward J. Noble
  • Publication number: 20130104327
    Abstract: A floor cleaning implement, especially useful as grout mop, that has a rectangular base member having first and second longitudinal edges and a coupling member having at least two pivot axes for supporting swiveling movement between the base member and a handle. A brush bristle mounting structure forms part of the base member and carries at least one, but preferably two, longitudinal rows of bristle tufts located along one longitudinal edge. A cleaning pad is removably secured to the base member adjacent the longitudinal rows of bristle tufts. Supplementary rows of bristle tufts having a longitudinal extent substantially less than the longitudinal extent of the first row of bristle tufts are centrally positioned. The cleaning pad includes an arcuate recess to provide clearance for the supplementary rows of bristle tufts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO LLP
    Inventor: TAROLLI, SUNDHEIM, COVELL & TUMMINO LLP
  • Patent number: 8393041
    Abstract: In various exemplary embodiments, the present invention provides a portable golf club cleaning device, for cleaning the head of a golf club, including: a cleaning portion with one or more outwardly-facing exterior cleaning surfaces disposed about a central axis; a handle portion disposed at a top end of the cleaning portion including a gripping member whereby the portable golf club cleaning device is selectively gripped; and an elongated spike portion disposed at a bottom end of the cleaning portion substantially opposite the top end of the cleaning portion, the elongated spike portion extending from the cleaning portion and wherein central axes of the handle portion and the spike portion are vertically aligned, the elongated spike portion providing a support means for supporting the portable golf club cleaning device in an upright manner when depressed into the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Exsite Golf, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher W. Cieri
  • Publication number: 20130047358
    Abstract: A device for cleaning debris from a target surface. The device has a sole plate with permanent cleaning material, such as bristles, and a removable/replaceable pad. The device also has a replaceable, on-board supply of cleaning solution. The pad/cleaning solution may be replaced when depleted and replaced with a new pad/cleaning solution or may simply be replaced with a new pad/cleaning solution when that pad/cleaning solution is more suitable for a particular cleaning task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Adam Robert-George Shafer, David William Schuller, Igor Ivanovich Zemskov, Rainer Bernhard Teufel, Richard Lee Lane, Sun-Jun Alan Huang
  • Publication number: 20130019423
    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: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: AFL TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Srutkowski
  • Patent number: 8336153
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a handle member having opposed first and second ends and defining an imaginary longitudinal axis. A brush member is fixedly attached to the first end of the handle and extends outwardly along the axis. The cleaning device also includes an attachment member fixedly attached to the second end of the handle and extending outwardly along the axis. A pad member includes a configuration that is substantially similar to a configuration of the pad holding member and removably coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Diana L. Galbreath
  • Publication number: 20120298135
    Abstract: An oral care device is provided. The oral care device includes a toothbrush and an absorbent pad. The toothbrush has an elongated shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end defines a handle for a user. The toothbrush also includes a plurality of bristles at the distal end. The bristles are dimensioned to enter the mouth of a human user. The pad has an outer circumference or edge. The pad further has an interior through-opening for frictionally and removably receiving the shaft of the toothbrush. The pad is fabricated at least along its circumference from an absorbent material. A method for brushing one's teeth using a toothbrush with a pad is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Lindsay G. Luttrell, Bradley J. Luttrell