Wiper Patents (Class 15/118)
  • Patent number: 11813125
    Abstract: An assembly for cleaning a surgical instrument includes a first cleaning segment and a second cleaning segment coupled thereto. The first and second cleaning segments each present a respective first and second cleaning interface configured to be contacted by a first surgical instrument to clean a portion of the first surgical instrument. The first and second cleaning segments collectively define an instrument receiving channel sized and shaped to receive therein a second surgical instrument to thereby secure the first and second cleaning segments to the second surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: C-Clear, LLC
    Inventors: Fredrick Brody, Wayne Shortt, Matt Penny
  • Patent number: 11752564
    Abstract: A Fitting Repair Tool is a cross shaped device with each distal end of the cross having a unique low pressure gas fitting tool. The tool may be utilized for flammable, oxidizers and inert gas containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventor: David L. Sweigart
  • Patent number: 11691184
    Abstract: A cleaning tool for cleaning a glass surface of an accelerator column is disclosed. The cleaning tool includes a shaft including a first end and a second end; a foam body located at the first end of the shaft; and a mounting bracket coupled to the first end of the shaft, the mounting bracket receiving the foam body. An outer circumference of the foam body includes a textured cleaning surface for contacting the glass surface of the accelerator column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Blanchard, Nevin H. Clay, Joshua R. Conahan, Christopher Lupoli
  • Patent number: 11684944
    Abstract: Provided is an application apparatus for a coatings material. The application apparatus includes a supporting element extending along a first axis and having a first end and a second end. A first arm is coupled to the first end of the supporting element, and a second arm coupled to the second end of the supporting element. A first fastener attached to, and movable with respect to, the first end of the supporting element and detachably fixed to the first arm. Further, the first arm is configured to slide along the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Charles T. Buckel, Jr., Sharad Gaurav, Edward Ray Goodwin, Jr., Christopher S. Haber, Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Hongbing Lai, Victor J. Levand, Yandong Shen, Robert A. Siegrist
  • Patent number: 11413660
    Abstract: A cleaning device (10, 110, 210) may be a card-like member such as a flap (16, 116), integrally formed with a dispenser container (12), or a slotted member (36) mounted on a stand-alone cleaning device (110). A cleaning wipe fabric (22, 122) has a modulus of stiffness which is high enough to bridge a plurality of cleaning slots (26a-26d, 126a-126d) and hold the fabric out of contact with the slot floor surfaces (26a?), and low enough to be deflected by a fiber optic end being cleaned to sag within the cleaning slot to better enclose and clean the tip of the fiber optic end. Used cleaning fabric (22, 122) can easily be advanced or removed as needed to avoid using the same area of fabric for cleaning more than once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Jay S. Tourigny
  • Patent number: 11406173
    Abstract: The brush for the application of fluid products, particularly for powdery, creamy, liquid products or the like, comprises a plurality of spreading elements to spread a fluid product on a work surface and having a first ending part associated with a support element and a second free ending part, opposite to the first ending part and adapted to take and apply the product, in which the support element is made of a flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Pennelli Faro S.r.l.
    Inventor: Gianluca Serposi
  • Patent number: 11324378
    Abstract: A nonwoven hand pad includes a substrate having first and second opposed major surfaces wherein the first major surface includes a first functional region configured for a first cleaning operation, and the second major surface includes at least two functional regions configured for second and third cleaning operations. A method of cleaning using such a pad is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Lauren K. Carlson, James P. Gardner, Jr., Mark D. Hunter, Robert J. Maki, James P. Endle
  • Patent number: 11279018
    Abstract: A tool head clamping system allows for the interchangeability of various cleaning tool head accessories. These accessories are connected by a clip assembly to a mop handle or like elongated hand tool handle. The system utilizes a novel male clip member to female clip member connection, with the female clip member located on the end of the elongated tool handle, and a tool head accessory consisting of the male clip member configured to have a variety of cleaning elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Saul Siegman
  • Patent number: 11261882
    Abstract: A fan cleaning assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Angel L. Dobbs
  • Patent number: 11122883
    Abstract: A cleaning tool with a reservoir comprises an elongated handle attached to one end of a cleaning-head hub and an open cell liquid absorptive material, referred to as a squeeze sponge located within the cleaning-head hub. The cleaning tool has a reservoir for holding fluid within the cleaning-head hub and handle removable interchangeable scrubbing components for cleaning grills and griddles. The sponge holds the fluid and dispenses the cleaning liquid drawn from the reservoir to the heat tolerant liquid permeable material used for scrubbing. A mounting plate liquid barrier layer is disposed at a bottom of the reservoir. A plunger plate is disposed above the squeeze sponge and comprises a perimeter seal fitted to mesh against interior sides of the reservoir. A knob is coupled plunger plate above it. A vertical stabilizer rod is disposed within the interior of the reservoir and fitted to the plunger plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Jay Aurelios Garcia
  • Patent number: 11066049
    Abstract: An improved chamois drying device includes a malleable chamois body having a pocket that is interposed between a front surface, a rear surface, a pair of opposing side edges, a bottom edge and a top edge. An absorbent sponge is positioned within the pocket of the chamois body and functions to remove water accumulated by the chamois body. The chamois body is constructed from one or more pieces of water repellant chamois and includes an opening that is in communication with the pocket for receiving and positioning the absorbent sponge. One or more connectors are positioned along either side of the opening to secure the opening into an open or a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Sonia Velazquez
  • Patent number: 10974541
    Abstract: An example dry eraser and associated systems and methods are described. The example dry eraser includes a body with a top wall, a bottom wall, a front wall, a rear wall, and first and second side walls. The body includes a hollow interior configured and dimensioned to receive therein a plurality of individual wipes. The top wall of the body includes an opening configured and dimensioned to dispense therefrom the plurality of individual wipes. The dry eraser includes an erasure material disposed on at least a portion of the bottom wall of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Sheila Kay Rogers, Crystal Lynn Lewis, Steven Jackson Lewis, Sosha Kay Morris
  • Patent number: 10881931
    Abstract: A rectangular-shape three-section one-layer golf towel consists of a face section which cleans golfer's face/hands, a grip section which cleans club grips, and a club section which cleans golf club heads/golf balls. Among the three sections, the grip section is located between the face section and the club section. There are two one-inch wide connecting seams in the golf towel to separate the three sections. The three sections could have different color and could be made from different fabrics. Also, a small slit sewn in the middle of the golf towel on one edge is used to hang the golf towel on the golf bag. Such multi-functional golf towel could have different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: John A Reggiannini
  • Patent number: 10786123
    Abstract: A bath auxiliary device includes a front and a back communicated via a first through hole, a second through hole and a slot. The first and second through holes are separated for the slot to located therebetween. The slot has one end communicated with the first through hole and the slot has a width smaller than a diameter of the first through hole. A rope fixing portion extends outward from a periphery of the second through hole. When the bath auxiliary device is used with a bath puff, a rope of the bath puff passes through the first through hole. Then a part of the rope is positioned in the slot, and the rest of the rope is fixed to the rope fixing portion by means of winding. Thereby, the bath puff can be easily assembled to and disassembled from the bath auxiliary device, improving convenience of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Tzu-Ting Chang
  • Patent number: 10709271
    Abstract: A child snacking device is disclosed. The child snacking device may include a handle, having a first end and a second end with an elongated region extending therebetween, and a plurality of food restraining surfaces comprising polymeric microfiber fabric, with the plurality of food restraining surfaces extending from a portion of the handle. The child snacking device may include a core region with a plurality of food restraining surfaces comprising polymeric microfiber fabric extending from the core region. The food restraining surfaces may removably adhere a cereal-based food product thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Lynn B. Northrop
  • Patent number: 10369591
    Abstract: A pipe painter assembly comprises a handle and a pair of paint roller frames. The paint roller frames comprise respective shaft portions for rotatably supporting respective paint roller cover supports thereon and respective rod portions extending at an angle relative to the respective shaft portions. The handle has a pair of laterally spaced axially extending substantially parallel bores in which outer ends of the respective rod portions are selectively rotatably mounted, whereby turning of either or both of the respective rod portions in either direction in the respective bores will vary the angular orientation of the paint roller cover supports relative to one another for accommodating different size pipes or other articles between the roller cover supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: James M. Byrne
  • Patent number: 10334994
    Abstract: A body scrubber holder apparatus including a rigid handle portion, a flexible body portion, and a holder portion including a holding aperture and designed to receive and retain a body scrubber. The holder portion includes retention pins extending transversely away from the body of the holder portion and into the holding aperture, such that the retention pins can fit into slots on a body scrubber or other device. The holder apparatus is shaped such that the strain force experienced by the apparatus is concentrated on the flexible body portion, which can flex when experiencing strain, and rebound to an original orientation when no longer experiencing strain. The strain force being concentrated on the body portion (as opposed to on the connection between the holder and the cleaning device) provides an advantage the strain force does not risk the breakage of the retention mechanism of the holder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Reach Your Clean, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth S. Burd
  • Patent number: 10322325
    Abstract: The present apparatus includes a towel that is detachably connected to a clip and/or a marker. In various embodiments, the towel includes three layers: a first layer for cleaning, a second layer connected to the first layer, and a third layer that acts as moisture barrier between the first layer and the second layer. In some embodiments, the towel may be detachably connected to a clip via an embedded magnet, such that the towel may attach to a user's clothing for easy use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Susan P. Farina, Judith T. Bardis
  • Patent number: 10117555
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaning apparatus comprises: a head; a handle for holding; and a cleaning element, for upward cleaning, wherein the cleaning element is removably attachable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas K. Schultheis, Toni L. Schultheis, Jethro Bennett
  • Patent number: 10111564
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaning apparatus comprises a head; a handle for holding; and an upward cleaning element about the head of the apparatus; wherein the cleaning element extends left further than a left side of the head, and extends right further than a right side of the head; wherein at least a central portion or a whole of the cleaning element is removably attachable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas K. Schultheis, Toni L. Schultheis, Jethro Bennett
  • Patent number: 10011993
    Abstract: A roofing tool has a tubular member with a length and opposite proximal and distal ends. The proximal end is configured to be grasped by a user and the distal end has an opening into a hollow interior of the tubular member. A shaft has a length with opposite proximal and distal ends. The shaft is disposed in the interior of the tubular member and movable therein. The shaft proximal end corresponds generally to the tubular member proximal end and the shaft distal end extends through the tubular member distal end opening. A roller is operatively connected to the distal end of the shaft. The roller is configured to rotate about a roller axis which is perpendicular to the shaft length. A cleaning pad is spaced from the distal end of the tubular member and the roller. The cleaning pad extends in a direction transverse to the tubular member length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Robbi R. Grubbs
  • Patent number: 9936855
    Abstract: A spatula cleaning assembly for cleaning a spatula includes a scraper that may be manipulated. The scraper frictionally engages a spatula such that the scraper removes debris from the spatula. A panel is hingedly coupled to the scraper. The panel is manipulated to compress the spatula between the scraper and the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Joe Schmidt, Ray Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9901959
    Abstract: An elastically deformable compressible polishing material having a functional and repeating pattern of lowered reservoirs and raised plateaus on the elastically deformable compressible polishing material, and a tool and method for making a functional and repeating pattern of lowered reservoirs and raised plateaus on an elastically deformable compressible polishing material and a method and system for removing strongly adhered foreign matter from a work surface, such that an operator can both measure and control polishing force and identify when to clean and/or discard the elastically deformable compressible polishing material, thus reducing costs, waste and operator fatigue while maximizing overall performance and value of the polishing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: John T. Kucala
  • Patent number: 9867738
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a disposable ear brush which is an ear cleaning device comprising a one piece, flexible wire shaft that forms two twisted wire shaft arms with a plurality of soft, angled bristles disposed at each end. The twisted wire shaft and bristles may be safely inserted into the ear canal and subsequently withdrawn pulling the bristles and any collected earwax therein from the ear canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: John J. Lenig
  • Patent number: 9833117
    Abstract: A pad includes a leading edge, a trailing edge having a thickness different from a thickness of the leading edge, a first portion oriented to engage a surface, and a second portion oriented to engage the surface. The second portion is more fluid absorbent than the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan E. Ludtke, Glenn Weaver, Axel Schmitz, Shwn-Meei Linden
  • Patent number: 9770154
    Abstract: A mop cover for cleaning surfaces, having a main body, configured and modified in such a way that the mop cover has an abrasive surface by which hairs and particles of dirt can be reliably picked up, wherein flock material is assigned to the main body, the flock material being disposed on a surface which can face a floor surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Sabine Wilmes, Karl-Ludwig Gibis, Dieter Philipp, Christian Mast, Lars Schmitt, Susanne Walter
  • Patent number: 9700193
    Abstract: A mop has a plurality of strands secured to a head band. The head band comprises a closed loop formed in a first portion having a first width. A second portion of the head band has a second width where the second width is larger than the first width. The second portion is configured to enclose the distal end of a mop frame when the mop is mounted on the mop frame using the closed loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Commerical Products, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Burdsall, Samuel R. Macio, Daniel Morgan Galleno
  • Patent number: 9681789
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a floor mop with a handle and mop head having a base, handle connector, and scrubbing mechanism. The base may include a platen and cleaning pad and is connected to the mop handle through the handle connector. The base may also include an opening for holding the handle connector and scrubbing mechanism. The handle connector houses the components of the scrubbing mechanism, including a scrubbing pad, axle, slide and spring. The scrubbing pad is located on the lower surface of the handle connector. The axle is connected to the base of the mop head and to the slide so that when sufficient downward force is applied to compress the spring, the scrubbing pad moves downward relative to the lower surface of the handle connector so that the scrubbing pad engages the cleaning surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Quickie Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Jace Weaver, David Wilusz
  • Patent number: 9675151
    Abstract: A foldable mat has a flat flexible base portion with a margin and has finger tabs integrally formed and extending upward that can be grasped to allow the mat to fold so that the bottom surface halves of the mat fold inward on each other, masking the potentially contaminated bottom surface of the mat from contact with anything else. The mat can then be stored in a folded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventors: David F. MacNeil, Frederick W. Masanek, Jr., Stephen Lipa
  • Patent number: 9669434
    Abstract: A mop includes a handle rod, a mop head, and an actuator handle. The handle rod defines a central handle rod axis. The mop head connects with the handle rod and includes a cleaning element mounting structure, a cleaning element, and a standoff. The actuator handle connects with the handle rod and the cleaning element mounting structure. The actuator handle is movable with respect to the handle rod for moving the mop head with respect to the handle rod between a use position and a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Terumasa Fujita, Joern Vicari, David Colie Wight
  • Patent number: 9622624
    Abstract: Disclosed is an endothermic towel which causes an endothermic reaction with moisture of a human body to remove a thermal feeling and to simultaneously dry moisture in a short time. The towel includes: a first towel member having an exothermic function; and a second towel member having a ventilating function, wherein the first and second towel members are integrated with each other by sewing edges of the first and second towel members, so that the skin temperature may be effectively dropped down, a feeling of use may be improved and the low-temperature state may be more efficiently maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Dae Up Sohn
  • Patent number: 9616467
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cleaning apparatus including at least one dust particulate absorber device(s) and a wiper device. The at least one dust particulate absorber device(s) is used for absorbing foreign matters, the wiper device is used for wiping and cleaning, and the dust particulate absorber device(s) and the wiper device are arranged in the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Zijin Lin, Yaowei Wang, Yinghua Tian, Kuo Chang
  • Patent number: 9549645
    Abstract: The SUDZ-BATH-CLOTH use standard length and width of two typical bath cloths, which are 10 inches to 12 inches. There are for corners that are threaded together to create a firm and long lasting hold of the two cloths materials from opening apart. The inside insert is created to purposely produce thousands of tiny bubbles. The insert has four arms that can be measured diagonally, from tip to tip, that will measure 12.5 inches. The perimeter from tip to tip as measured in say a (square) shaped object will be 8.75 inches. There are four triangle shaped designed patterns next to each arm. Two sides give a measurement of 7.50 inches tip to tip. The other two sides measured north to south, tip to tip gives a measurement of 5.5 inches. The insert is 1.0 inches thick, but can exceed with raised topping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Michael David Spina
  • Patent number: 9433330
    Abstract: A character-shaped porous mitt for housing and dispensing soap comprised of an outer body formed from terry cloth or similar material and a sponge-like material lining an interior cavity containing a soap pocket in which to hold bar or liquid soap that is fastened using a hook-and-loop fastener. An area at the mouth, the body or the rear of the mitt through which the bar of soap or the liquid soap can be received and housed until the soap mixes with water to produce a rich lather with which to cleanse a user's body. Finger pockets or loops are configured to receive the fingers of a user to allow the user to securely hold the mitt, even in the presence of rich lather. A rough-textured portion of the outer body provides added friction between the outer body and skin of a user to allow the user to scrub or exfoliate his or her skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Phillips Entertainment Group, LLC
    Inventor: E. Ray Phillips
  • Patent number: 9421146
    Abstract: A cosmetic device includes a bubble generator configured to generate bubbles, a cosmetic unit configured to exert a cosmetic effect on a skin, and a motor configured to drive at least the cosmetic unit. The bubble generator includes an agitating and mixing mechanism configured to agitate a liquid foaming agent and mix the agitated liquid foaming agent with air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventors: Kenichi Muraki, Tetsuro Hashiguchi, Kazuyasu Ikadai
  • Patent number: 9409437
    Abstract: A new design for a marker holder and eraser has a front side and a back side, the back side having a recess. The front side has two openings for retaining markers. A metal plate and a magnet holder are disposed within the recess and an erasing material covers the recess. Projections extend from the magnet holder into openings on the front side to engage markers disposed in the openings, thereby holding the markers at any angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: The Chameleon Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Green, Alfred Darrel Shanbour, II
  • Patent number: 9080267
    Abstract: A foaming porous pad suitable for coupling to a hand-held device and for application to human skin includes a porous pad substrate and a foaming composition disposed on the porous pad substrate. The porous pad substrate includes a nonwoven pile fabric having a nonwoven backing layer and a pile comprising individual fibers extending from the backing layer. The nonwoven pile fabric has fibers having a denier of less than about 9. Other aspects of the disclosure include a kit including a foaming porous pad and a motorized handheld device, methods of making the foaming porous pad, and methods of using the foaming porous pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikoleta Batchvarova, David Gubernick, Mark Murphy
  • Publication number: 20150136177
    Abstract: A cleaning glove is provided. The cleaning glove is made of leather and may be tanned. The cleaning glove includes an outside surface and an inside surface. The inside surface is formed to receive a hand of a user. The body portion may further include a first side forming a thumb portion and a second side opposite the first side. The present invention includes at least a first side scraper attached to the second side of the body portion. The side scraper includes a rigid material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: James Ryan Rimoshytus
  • Patent number: 9027796
    Abstract: A flexible and resilient tool for use with a conventional half barrel, parallel frame caulking gun or enclosed “sausage” style caulking gun, aiding the user in finishing and shaping after the caulking material has been applied. One function of the tool is to collect excess caulk from his finger(s) or from various shaping tools and spatulas. Also provided can be cap, rag and sponge holders. Additional embodiments include adaptations to existing prior art disposable caulking cartridges and caulking guns to include components of the disclosed tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: David M. Leitch
  • Publication number: 20150113746
    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: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: IGI LLC
    Inventors: James Albert Gavney, JR., Jerry Mix
  • Publication number: 20150082513
    Abstract: A golf glove employing a cleaning member includes a palm portion and an opposing back portion. The cleaning member may be fixedly or detachably connected to the back portion of the glove. A flap member attached to the back portion of the glove is positionable between a closed position, in which the flap member overlays at least a portion of the cleaning member, and an open position in which the flap member is displaced from the back portion of the glove to provide access to the cleaning member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Wiseman, Staci Lynn Hayman
  • Publication number: 20150082514
    Abstract: A golf glove employing a cleaning member includes a palm portion and an opposing back portion having an opening for receiving the cleaning member. The cleaning member may be fixedly connected to the back portion of the glove. A flap member attached to the back portion of the glove is positionable between a closed position, in which the flap member overlays at least a portion of the cleaning member, and an open position, in which the flap member is displaced from the back portion of the glove to provide access to the cleaning member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: RMS GLOVE, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Wiseman, Staci Lynn Hayman
  • Publication number: 20150082566
    Abstract: A mop having a base plate, a handle, a joint connecting the plate to the handle, a first grip at the end of the handle, a scrubbing mechanism in the base, and a cleaning pad attached to the bottom of the base. The scrubbing mechanism includes a scrub bar, and is movable between an inactive position in which the bar is flush with or above the lower surface of the plate, and an active position in which the bar extends through an opening through the plate to be at least partially below the lower surface of the plate. The cleaning pad moves from being flat on the lower surface of the plate when the scrubbing mechanism is in the inactive position, and a second configuration in which at least a portion of the cleaning pad protrudes downwards from the lower surface when the scrubbing mechanism is in the active position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Electrolux Home Care Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Joseph Davidshofer
  • Publication number: 20150059111
    Abstract: A cleaning device (4, 4a, 4b, 4?b, 4c, 4?c, 4d, 4?d) for cleaning surfaces, comprising a main body (5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) made of foam, is characterized, in regard to the task of designing and improving a cleaning device of the type mentioned above such that it has an abrasive surface with which liquid, but at the same time hair and dirt particles, can be reliably collected, in that flock material (2, 2d) is assigned to the main body (5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) and the flock material (2, 2d) is arranged on a surface (6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d) of the main body (5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) which can face a floor surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Karl-Ludwig Gibis, Marc Hunger
  • Publication number: 20150059804
    Abstract: A cleaning implement has an abrasive component and an absorbent component bound together. The absorbent component comprises a microfiber fabric. The abrasive component is crocheted from a polyester yarn with embedded abrasive particles such as metallic fibers. The cleaning implement may be manufactured in a wide variety of shapes, colors, sizes, and configurations to meet task-specific needs or personal preference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Renee BERGEZ
  • Patent number: 8966700
    Abstract: A hand operated squeeze sponge mop with a disposable sponge assembly where the sponge has a pair of spaced apart posts. Each post has a multiplicity of vertically ascending transverse notches on opposite sides of each post. A pair of spaced apart retention members is located on the main body, each retention member respectively having an aligned opening to receive a respective post and a pair of teeth to be received in a respective transverse notch of a post. Each tooth is formed as part of a tooth section having a transverse tooth and an upper squeeze handle. Each tooth section further includes an exterior flared section which functions as a spring. The spring force of the flared sections of a respective member forces a respective tooth into engagement with a transverse notch on a post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Worldwide Integrated Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred I. Morad, William P. Camp, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150047672
    Abstract: A removable tip oral hygiene device to clean a plurality of soft surfaces within a user's mouth comprising an elongated body, where the elongated body extends between a first end and a second end; a textured tip at the first end; a removable cleaning material attached to the textured tip, where the removable cleaning material cleans the user's gums; and a textured surface at the second end, where the textured surface cleans a tongue of the user. During use, the removable cleaning material is replaced as needed to gently clean the user's gums.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Fatimah Giwa
  • Publication number: 20150047139
    Abstract: A manual device for cleaning surfaces that can be operated with one hand has an integrated spraying unit, a reservoir for a cleaning fluid that can be sprayed using the spraying device, and a cleaning element that is suitable for wiping the surfaces to be cleaned. The manual device has a pen-like or flat rectangular shape, and the cleaning element is a hydrophilic microfibre cloth (4), comprising a flat cleaning surface, which is connected to the manual device and arranged longitudinally thereupon. The manual device is also advantageously multi-functional and has, in addition to its cleaning function, at least one additional function in the form of a pen tip (5) for operating temperature-sensitive display devices and/or a laser diode (6) for use as a laser pointer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Meinrad Flury
  • Patent number: 8955189
    Abstract: A hand-held, multi-purpose cleaning tool the includes an elongated body member, a squeegee interconnected to the body member along one edge thereof, and a microfiber cloth assembly that is interconnected to the body member along an opposite edge thereof. The microfiber cloth assembly includes a microfiber bonnet that is open along one edge thereof and a rigid, elongated rod that is positioned within the microfiber bonnet. The squeegee securely interconnects with the body member along an edge opposite the microfiber bonnet assembly and includes an elongated blade that has a slit formed at about its midpoint to permit flexing and contouring of the blade to an uneven surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Pieter Schouten
  • Patent number: 8925135
    Abstract: An implement for the cleaning of areas around the human eye, especially the upper and lower lids and the eye lashes, includes a reusable cleaning implement having at least one low absorbency pad of a soft looped material for cleaning areas adjacent the eye orb wherein the loops of the material capture and remove oils, debris, crusts and cosmetics such as eye liner and mascara. Once laid on a surface, the pad of the article is elevated away from the surface to prevent soiling. The looped material of the pad is cleanable with at least soap and water, and dries rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony James Makar