Particular Handle Patents (Class 15/143.1)
  • Patent number: 11399622
    Abstract: An oral care implement has a front side and a back side opposite the front side and an overall length extension between mutually opposite proximal and distal ends. A head of the implement, disposed at the proximal end, has at least one cleaning element extending from the front side. A handle is at least partially made from a material having a density higher than that of the head's material. The handle's cross-sectional area, extending substantially perpendicular to the overall length extension, has a height extension between the front and back sides. The implement has a center of gravity situated below an axis of rotation when the oral care implement is placed with its back side on a surface. The center of gravity is closer to the back side than to the front side of the implement when measured along the height extension of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: Uwe Jungnickel
  • Patent number: 11395572
    Abstract: A floor cleaning device and method include mop head, including cleaning fibers, a corner brush coupled to an extendable member and extendable from a center of the mop head, and an inner handle including knob for engaging and disengaging a locking mechanism for locking corner brush in position. Floor cleaning device and method is useful for cleaning hard-to-reach areas of floors without the need for excessive bending or hand scrubbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: Frankie Deniece Tidwell
  • Patent number: 11375802
    Abstract: An oral care implement has an overall length extension extending between a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end being opposite the proximal end. The oral care implement comprises a head at the proximal end and a handle, the handle being at least partially made from a material having a density being higher than the density of the material of the head. The oral care implement has a center of gravity located at a distance measured from the distal end, and the ratio of said distance to the overall length extension of the oral care implement is from about 0.30 to about 0.45, preferably from about 0.35 to about 0.42, further preferably from about 0.38 to about 0.41.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: Uwe Jungnickel
  • Patent number: 11213149
    Abstract: Ergonomic chopsticks come with low-profile protrusions that are strategically placed. These protrusions generate tactile feedback on particular surfaces of a user's fingers, without hindering normal movements of fingers and chopsticks. They guide beginners and lifelong users alike to adopt a proper chopstick grip, allowing users to extend chopstick tips wide apart over an angle of 40 degrees. They help users twirl chopsticks from the closed posture to the wide-open posture, and back, based on principles of the planetary gear train, while ensuring that fingers and chopsticks stay within the standard grip form. As a result, a user can wield ergonomic chopsticks to embrace large food items with ease, manipulate these large items with dexterity and finesse in the same way she can small items, and generate enough compression force to hold all items firmly between ergonomic chopsticks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Fred Hsu
  • Patent number: 11161683
    Abstract: A sanitation system includes a casing member having a top opening and a closed bottom and sidewalls that extend from the top opening to the closed bottom to form an interior compartment. The interior compartment is configured to receive a plunging instrument. The sanitation system may further include a container that holds the plunging instrument and the casing member. The container includes a vertical extension that extends vertically upward from the bottom of the container to be inserted within a bottom portion of the casing member and a cavity of the plunging instrument. Free ends of the casing member extend radially outward from the bottom of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Renee Rivard, Riley White
  • Patent number: 11122882
    Abstract: An oral care implement comprises a head and a handle, the head having a length extension and the handle having a length extension, the length extension of the head and the handle together defining an overall length extension of the oral care implement along a longitudinal axis. The overall length extension of the oral care implement is from about 194 mm to about 197 mm and the ratio of the length extension of the handle to the overall length extension of the oral care implement is from about 0.59 to about 0.65.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Armin Tschol, Benedikt Heil, Aycan Senturk Andersson, Stephanie Venzke, Marlis Hübner
  • Patent number: 11103757
    Abstract: A portable curling-broom includes a handle having a first-end, a second-end, and an inner-volume. The handle includes a curling-broom head, and a first-section and a second-section being removably coupled. The portable curling-broom is useful for providing a curling-broom that may easily be transported when folded. A kit may be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Rose-Ann Kathleen Lyons
  • Patent number: 11089860
    Abstract: A tool for cleaning a structure is provided. The tool includes an extension pole having a length, the extension pole including three or more cylindrical segments having different respective diameters, the segments being arranged in a telescoping configuration to permit the length of the extension pole to be adjusted to a desired length; locking nuts structured to releasably lock adjacent ones of the segments to one another; a grip provided on a most proximal one of the segments; and an attachment member provided on a most distal one of the segments, the attachment member being structured to removably attach at least one cleaning accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: David Henry Paratore
  • Patent number: 11051605
    Abstract: An oral care implement comprises a head and a handle made of a first material. The handle has a distal end and a proximal end closest to the head. The handle comprises a thumb rest made of a second material, the second material being different from the first material. The thumb rest comprises an area from about 202 mm2 to about 360 mm2 and has a concave shape. The thumb rest comprises a portion being inclined with respect to a remaining portion of the thumb rest by an angle ? of about 20° to about 25°, the angle ? being defined by a first line and a second line. The first line extends between a most elevated point and a lowest point of the thumb rest, and the second line extends between the lowest point and an end point of the thumb rest, the end point of the thumb rest being closest to the distal end of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Armin Tschol, Benedikt Heil, Aycan Sentürk Andersson, Stephanie Venzke, Marlis Hübner
  • Patent number: 11026554
    Abstract: A leg-driven cleaning system embodying cleaning footwear device fluidly connected to cleaning solution is provided. The cleaning footwear includes cleaning bristles along an underside thereof, as well as a nozzle adjacent to the underside for selectively applying the cleaning solution while a wearer of the cleaning footwear device utilizes their leg strength to wipe their feet to scrub their carpet clean. The leg-driven cleaning system does not take up much room, is easy to store, is very cost effective, and anyone from the ages seven to ninety can operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Douglas Elwood Peters, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10966511
    Abstract: A toothbrush with a pinch grip toothbrush handle facilitates a healthier brushing technique by encouraging the use of a pinch grip. A pinch grip handle with one or more finger grooves encourages the use of a pinch grip, thereby reducing the amount of pressure a user can apply during brushing at any brushing orientation. A finger groove may be contoured, consisting of concave surface areas and optionally convex surface areas. A handle may feature a pair of finger grooves that resemble a peanut or hour glass shape, which encourages the use of a pinch grip. Embodiments may take the form of a supplemental attachment to a toothbrush, or an integral part of a solid single-piece toothbrush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: F.T.G.G., LLC
    Inventor: Steven Karl Walther
  • Patent number: 10966516
    Abstract: A toothbrush handle includes a support structure formed of clarified polypropylene and a body formed of thermoplastic elastomer disposed on the support structure. The support structure includes a web having a thickness in a first direction orthogonal to an axis of the toothbrush handle of less than 2 millimeters and at least one rib depending from the web and having a thickness in a second direction, orthogonal to the axis and angled relative to the first direction, of less than about 2 millimeters. The body at least partially covers the web and the at least one rib. The handle has a light transmissivity of greater than 40% through a portion of the handle at which the body covers the web and the at least one rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Douglas Hohlbein, Chi Shing Wong
  • Patent number: 10882176
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a hand-held machine tool, comprising a housing and a drive unit, a gearbox unit which is provided to convert a rotary motion of the drive unit into an oscillating motion and has an output shaft, and a tool holder for fastening at least one tool, said tool holder being drivable in an oscillating manner via the output shaft the gearbox unit. According to the disclosure, the hand-held machine tool comprises a clamping collar, which extends in a circumferential direction at least partially around the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Rudolf Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10869544
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure include apparatus and methods for making a brush handle assembly. Specifically, the present disclosure is for a brush handle assembly comprising a flexible handle, an intermediate connector, and a ferrule. In particular, the present disclosure is for an improved interface between each of the flexible handle, the intermediate connector, and the ferrule for an improved construction providing increased durability and longevity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventor: Michael C. Lambertson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10842346
    Abstract: A compact handheld cleaning device 10 comprises a cleaning element 12; a motor 16 to drive the cleaning element 12; and a housing 14 to house the motor 16; wherein the device is pressure activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Jethro Bennett
  • Patent number: 10786071
    Abstract: An oral care implement having a multi-component handle. The oral care implement may include a head and a handle. The handle may have a front surface, a rear surface, and opposing first and second lateral surfaces. The handle may include an elongated handle body, a grip cover, and a transparent component. The elongated handle body and the grip cover may be opaque. The elongated handle body may form a portion of the front surface of the handle and the grip cover may form a portion of the rear surface of the handle. The transparent component may form a portion of each of the first and second lateral surfaces of the handle. Thus, the transparent component may form a window through the lateral surfaces of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Michael Rooney, Eduardo Jimenez, Marco Bohner, Robert Moskovich
  • Patent number: 10765197
    Abstract: Foot broom devices are releasably attachable to footwear such as a shoe or boot. In some examples, such a foot broom device enables a user to quickly, conveniently, and frequently sweep debris from an area to keep it clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Ryan Curtis Peterson
  • Patent number: 10744711
    Abstract: A polymer object includes (a) a body portion having a surface portion thereon; (b) at least a first array of feature elements formed on said surface portion, each of said feature elements comprising: (i) a support structure connected to said surface portion and extending upward therefrom; and (ii) a top segment connected to said support structure, said top structure and said support structure together defining an internal cavity formed therein; (c) said polymer object produced as a single piece object by an additive manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CARBON, INC.
    Inventors: Yongqiang Li, Shawn Fortner, Hardik Kabaria
  • Patent number: 10723052
    Abstract: A system for forming an oral care implement and an oral care implement formed thereby. The system may include a first mold defining a first mold cavity having a first mold cavity axis; first and second injection orifices formed into the first mold and providing passageways directly into the first portion of the first mold cavity, the second injection orifice being spaced apart from the first injection orifice; first and second hot runner sub-systems fluidly coupled to the first and second injection orifices, respectively; wherein the system is configured to dispense the first material into the first portion of the first mold cavity via the first injection orifice, and after passage of a period of time, to subsequently dispense the second material into the first portion of the first mold cavity via the second injection orifice, the second material being injected into the first material to displace the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Alan Sorrentino, Stephen Nelson
  • Patent number: 10681974
    Abstract: An interdental brush has a handle with a helix style shape, as well as sections of long and short bristles to maximize plaque removal. The handle has a first end, a second end and a length between the first and second ends. The handle defines a longitudinal axis extending through the handle along the length. A brush extends from the handle and includes a stem projecting along the longitudinal axis and a set of bristles extending laterally outwardly from the stem. Each of the bristles has a bristle length from the stem to a bristle tip, the bristle tips collectively defining a bristle profile. In one embodiment, the bristle profile alternates along the stem between valley sections of short bristle length and mountain sections of long bristle length. The handle includes a grip portion along the length, and the grip portion is shaped such that it is twisted about the longitudinal axis in the manner of a helix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Ranir, LLC
    Inventors: ZhaoQiang Zhang, Charles Jones, Fiona Gale, Travis Michael Spoor, Andreas Paul Lanvers
  • Patent number: 10660721
    Abstract: A modular wrist guide is provided that aids a user in operating a hand-held surgical instrument to accurately perform surgical procedures including but not limited to joint arthroplasty. The modular wrist guide acts to constrain the orientation of a hand-held surgical instrument, or a user's wrist relative to the user's forearm to perform a procedure according to a surgical plan. A forearm embracing member is designed to secure the user's forearm to the modular wrist guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Think Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick Bonny, Saleh Tabandeh, Michael E. Hoppe
  • Patent number: 10638829
    Abstract: A toothbrush protective of tissues may include an elongated toothbrush handle assembly including an elongated biasing member including a bridge hinge axis perpendicular to a major longitudinal axis and configured for flexing movement about a bridge hinge axis in common with flexing movement of a major transition member about a transition member hinge axis proximate the bridge hinge axis, a major handle member which may include a handle member first connection configured to receive a biasing member first end and a handle member second connection configured to receive a transition member first end, and a major head member which may include a head member first connection configured to receive a biasing member second end and a head member second connection configured to receive a transition member second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ZENT, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Haverman, Christopher Michael Owens, Kit Morris
  • Patent number: 10583549
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a handle includes manufacturing a surface portion for the handle, arranging the surface portion having a uniform thickness in a mould to contact a surface of the mould and to cover cavities which are provided in the surface in a predetermined pattern, pressing those parts of the surface portion that cover the cavities into the cavities with a mass that is introduced into the mould, and removing the handle from the mould once the mass has cured to form a rigid body which is at least partly covered by the surface portion from which protrusions arranged in the predetermined pattern protrude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Fiskars Garden Oy Ab
    Inventors: Carl-Olof Holm, Jouni Riikonen
  • Patent number: 10537169
    Abstract: A head for an oral care implement has at least a first row of tufts comprising a plurality of filaments having free ends and fixed ends being opposite the free ends and being fixed on a mounting surface of the head. The filaments of the at least first row of tufts extend from the mounting surface of the head in different length extensions thereby defining with the filaments' free ends an upper top cleaning surface in the form of a continuous wave-shape. The tufts of the at least first row are inclined with respect to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Armin Tschol, Erwin Mark, Tilmann Winkler, Franziska Schmid
  • Patent number: 10532455
    Abstract: An ergonomic handle to be used in conjunction with a hand-operated personal use tool. A unique feature of the ergonomic handle is a series of concave-shaped grooves and convex-shaped protrusions on the top surface and one concave-shaped groove and two convex-shaped protrusions on the bottom surface. The ergonomic handle has an arcuate shape to facilitate a secure grasping of the handle by the fingers of one handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Bonfit America Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krok, Brian Steinhobel
  • Patent number: 10517386
    Abstract: A self-righting toothbrush includes a shaft having a head section, a medial section and a tail section. The medial section has curved pivot surface configured to contact a horizontal support surface at a pivot point, the pivot surface allowing the toothbrush to roll on the support surface. An external ballast has an outer contour exposed at a surface of the shaft. The ballast is positioned to induce the toothbrush to roll on the support surface from an unstable orientation wherein the bristles are non-vertical, to a stable orientation wherein the bristles are vertical (up or down). In one aspect, the ballast has an irregular outer contour. In another aspect, the ballast outer contour is limited to the toothbrush medial section. In another aspect, the ballast outer contour provides a relatively flat reference protrusion of the pivot surface that is opposite from a relatively tall primary protrusion of the pivot surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10492589
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a cosmetic applicator, in particular for the eyelashes or the contour of the eyes, comprising: a gripping member, an applicator element, a stem connecting the gripping member and the applicator element, the axis of the stem extending in all three dimensions of space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Michel Limongi, Vincent Jacquart
  • Patent number: 10428539
    Abstract: A mounting unit of a partition mount system that removably secures a sheet of material includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion has a first end and a second end opposite the first end and a pivot on a lower surface thereof. The second portion has a first end and a second end opposite the first end and is configured to mate with the first portion. The first end of the second portion is wider than the second end of the second portion. The first portion and second portion are configured to secure a sheet of material therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Zipwall, LLC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Whittemore
  • Patent number: 10421132
    Abstract: A drill extension for extending the working reach of a drill uses a hollow tubular body that has a shaft rotatably disposed therein and held therein by a pair of spaced apart bearings, each bearing attached to an inner surface of the body. The shaft has a male end that is received within a chuck of the drill and an opposing female receiver for receiving a shaft of a drill or the male end of another drill extension. A handle is attached the outer surface of the body member such that the handle has a ring member that is received within an encircling groove on the outer surface of the body member, the handle also has a grasp arm. At least one level is attached to the outer surface and is oriented either radially with respect to a longitudinal axis of the body member or in parallel with the axis or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Harold E Riffell
  • Patent number: 10413048
    Abstract: A toothbrush with a pinch grip toothbrush handle facilitates a healthier brushing technique by encouraging the use of a pinch grip. A pinch grip handle with one or more finger grooves encourages the use of a pinch grip, thereby reducing the amount of pressure a user can apply during brushing at any brushing orientation. A finger groove may be contoured, consisting of concave surface areas and optionally convex surface areas. A handle may feature a pair of finger grooves that resemble a peanut or hour glass shape, which encourages the use of a pinch grip. Embodiments may take the form of a supplemental attachment to a toothbrush, or an integral part of a solid single-piece toothbrush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: F.T.G.G., LLC
    Inventor: Steven Karl Walther
  • Patent number: 10343295
    Abstract: A cutter including a cutting head and an adjustable handle pivotally coupled to the cutting head. The adjustable handle includes a first adjustment assembly to change a length the adjustable handle extends from the cutting head. The adjustable handle also includes a second adjustment assembly to change the position of the adjustable handle with respect to the cutting head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Feuerstein, Christopher S. Hoppe, Anthony Graykowski, Cheng Zhang Li
  • Patent number: 10314679
    Abstract: Hands-free oral care devices and methods are described herein. In one embodiment, an oral care device includes a mouthpiece configured to be received within a user's mouth, the mouthpiece including an upper bristle track and a lower bristle track that are pivotably coupled together. The device further includes a first housing component coupled to the mouthpiece such that at least a portion of the first housing component can be compressed between the upper bristle track and the lower bristle track, and a second housing component sealingly coupled to the first housing component to define a watertight cavity therebetween. A battery can be disposed within the cavity, as well as an actuator and a pressure sensitive switch that is effective to detect pressure exerted on the first housing component when the upper and lower bristle tracks pivotably move relative to one another and selectively couple the actuator to the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Blank, Jeffrey Freedman
  • Patent number: 10300592
    Abstract: An ergonometric utility handle having a main body portion having an end that fits in a cupped palm and concavities emanating from the end that lengthwise substantially conformingly receive palm sides of a thumb and at least one finger. The concavities are widely dish shaped or bound and defined by gently sloped surfaces disposed in laterally outwardly spaced relation to the utility object or a mounting element therefor and against which the thumb and finger or fingers can be positioned and pressed to control and exert useful mechanical advantage. Additional features include a cantilever element against which a finger can be pressed to enhance control and mechanical advantage, an ability to remove and reorient a utility object, such as to reverse the diagonal cut of a brush tip, and an ability to attach an extension in one or more ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Riccardo Hayes
  • Patent number: 10293986
    Abstract: A display system includes a plurality of packets that each include a cavity containing flowable material and a body portion that defines the cavity. The packets each include a header portion and a connector tab, with an aperture established through the header portion. The connector tab of each packet includes a neck portion and a retaining portion, which has a wider cross dimension than the neck portion. The retaining portion of one packet, when received through an aperture of a product or another packet, limits retraction from the aperture to join the packet with the product or other packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AGS Company Automotive Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Logan D. Pitts
  • Patent number: 10287736
    Abstract: An animal waste removal and collection system may include a waste removal apparatus with a handle, a blade connected proximate to an end of the handle, and a comb connected proximate to the end of the handle opposite the blade. The waste removal apparatus is configured to be supported on a support surface at a first contact point of the blade with the support surface and at multiple second contact points of the comb with the support surface. The animal waste removal and collection system may also include a waste collection apparatus with another handle and a pan connected proximate to an end of the second handle. The pan includes a base and walls extending upwardly from the base, where one of the walls includes a slot to interface with the blade and another one of the walls includes a second comb to interface with the first comb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Mike Filmer
  • Patent number: 10258205
    Abstract: A cleaning device is provided that has a handle configured to provide flexion in a first orientation but to provide rigidity in a second orientation. In this manner, the user can use the handle in the first orientation to allow the cleaning device to flex into hard to reach places and can use the same handle in the second orientation to apply differing levels of cleaning force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: UNGER MARKETING INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: William Harrington, John A. Triunfo, Robert F. Smith
  • Patent number: 10244856
    Abstract: An integrated enhanced grip and toothbrush consisting of an elongated contoured handle portion with an extending toothbrush in its preferred form. The handle has a plurality of finger engagement openings of flexible yieldable material in a linearly aligned spaced opposition providing for a no slip secure finger retainment for individuals with impaired or limited hand motor skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Casie Marie Horsky
  • Patent number: 10201473
    Abstract: A respiratory treatment device can include a removable cup portion. The cup portion can be removably couple to a weighted head. The weighted head can be connected to a first end of a shaft. A second end of the shaft can be connected to a handle. A center of gravity of the device along a length of the device can be modified by increasing or decreasing the weight of the handle and/or of the weighted head. A user of the treatment device can tap a patient with the cup portion of the device. The weighted head can increase deflection in shaft of the device during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Sharon Ann Shankland, Dianna Lynn Shankland
  • Patent number: 10183310
    Abstract: The articles of manufacture a roller with an offset handle that is part of paint brush and roller system. The roller has an offset handle in which the painter grips above the plane of the roller. The handle is removable from the roller and can be used with different sizes of brush heads. The handle is designed such that the ordination of the roller's painting surface can be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: John M Kern
  • Patent number: 10154728
    Abstract: A toothbrush comprising a brush head and neck, a hollow toothpaste storage chamber, and a plunger, in which the brush head has bristles and one or more apertures, and the neck is hollow. A portion of the plunger sits inside of the hollow storage chamber, and a spring sits inside of the hollow plunger. Alternatively, the plunger has a rod that has teeth on one side and a groove on the other side, to lock or unlock the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Miriam Hailechristos
  • Patent number: 10149532
    Abstract: A head for an oral care implement comprises at least a first row of tufts comprising a plurality of filaments having free ends and fixed ends being opposite the free ends and being fixed on a mounting surface of the head. The filaments of the at least first row of tufts extend from the mounting surface of the head in different length extensions thereby defining with the filaments' free ends an upper top cleaning surface in the form of a continuous wave-shape. Each filament has a longitudinal axis and a cross-sectional area extending in a plane that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. Each tuft of the at least first row comprises either filaments with a smaller cross-sectional area or filaments with a larger cross-sectional area, and the tufts are arranged in an alternating manner so that a tuft comprising filaments with the smaller cross-sectional area alternate with a tuft comprising filaments with the larger cross-sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Armin Tschol, Erwin Mark, Tilmann Winkler, Franziska Schmid
  • Patent number: 10124854
    Abstract: A downhill grip for a bicycle comprises an inner sleeve. The inner sleeve is enclosed by a grip element. For fixing the downhill bicycle grip to a bicycle handlebar, a fixing element is connectible to the inner sleeve. The grip element has a larger circumference in an outer region than at in an inner region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: RTI SPORTS GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Krause, Christian Vollmer
  • Patent number: 10092087
    Abstract: A self-righting toothbrush includes a head section mounting a set of frontwardly extending bristles and a tail section having a rearwardly extending lateral asymmetry. A medial section has a pivot surface that allows the toothbrush to pivot and roll on a horizontal support surface. The head and tail sections have respective centers of mass. In a non-bristles up position, one or both of the head and tail section centers of mass are spaced from a vertical plane that includes a pivot point where the pivot surface contacts the support surface and is perpendicular to a toothbrush rolling direction. Due to a moment imbalance dominated by the tail section center of mass, a rotational moment induces the toothbrush to pivot about the neutral pivot axis to a bristles up position in which both centers of mass are aligned in the vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Israel Harry Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10086262
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention embody motion detection via a camera for mobile platform video gaming and exercise, in either integrated or separately attachable components. The system includes an oral care device. The oral care device, such as a toothbrush, includes one or more targets. Each target designates a specific area of the toothbrush, such as back side, a front side, a brush head or a brush end. A target can be a color or a tag, and can be removably coupled or integrally formed with the toothbrush. The system also includes an application configured to detect the targets, to determine that a property of any of the targets has changed. Based on at least the determination, the application is configured to monitor progress of brushing and to control an element in the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: David G. Capper, Andrew S. Filo
  • Patent number: 10071470
    Abstract: Handle for cleaning tool or similar which has an elbow at an intermediate point which defines a lower straight section and an upper section which externally forms a widened surface with a configuration and length adapted to the forearm of an individual which at the front end ends in a flexible clamp which secures the forearm of the user in an area close to the elbow while on the same exterior face and close to the angled area of the handle there is a handhold in such a manner that it can be applied both on the ground or on a low surface as well as on the ceiling or an elevated surface above the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ERRE USE EVOLUTION, S.L.
    Inventor: Unai Arketa Zabala
  • Patent number: 10052753
    Abstract: A multi-component quick assembly handle includes a first tubular member made of a permanently deformable material and having a first end permanently formed with a predetermined diameter (x) and connecting to a second end forming a remaining portion of said first tubular member of a smaller diameter (x??a), a second tubular member made of a permanently deformable material having a first end with a predetermined diameter (x) and connecting a second end having a larger diameter (x+?b) and an inner diameter (y) to complementary receive by way of a friction fit said second end of said first tubular member. A method of forming multi-component quick assembly handle employs male and female tools to accomplish this.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MONANAN PARTNERS, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt Ni, Patrick H. Monahan
  • Patent number: 10051953
    Abstract: A paint brush is provided and comprises a handle, a ferrule and a bristle stack. The bristle stack comprises a plurality of synthetic, virgin bristle filaments secured at one end in the ferrule. At the opposite end of the bristle stack the ends of the filaments collectively define a first notional plane which is generally curved, and a second notional plane which is generally orthogonal to the first notional plane and is also generally curved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LG HARRIS & CO LIMITED
    Inventor: Stuart Hobbs
  • Patent number: 10045603
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator assembly includes a handle body having a proximal end, a distal end, a largest width or diameter of from 0.4 inches to 1.25 inches, and an exterior surface, an elevated feature disposed along the exterior surface and extending from 0.007 inches to 0.020 inches above the exterior surface, and a cosmetic applicator coupled to the distal end of the handle body and constructed to apply a cosmetic. The handle body includes a handle body material. The elevated feature include an elevated feature material, wherein the elevated feature material has a kinetic coefficient of friction of greater than or equal to 0.55 and a hardness of less than or equal to Shore A 70, and a hardness that is less than the hardness of the handle body material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Noxell Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon Gerald Guay, Michael Christopher Sabino
  • Patent number: 10028573
    Abstract: The double action push broom of the present invention includes a dynamic double action dual brush head and a broom handle. The dynamic double action dual brush head includes two brush heads rotatably attached to a brush head base, allowing the brush heads to independently rotate about the axis in which it is rotatably attached to the brush head base. A mechanical device capable of storing and releasing energy is connected between the two brush heads, which is rigidly attached to the brush head base. The double action push broom stores kinetic energy in the form of potential energy in the mechanical energy storage device of the dynamic double action dual brush head during the sweeping stroke of the double action push broom. At the end of the sweeping stroke, the stored potential energy is converted into kinetic energy and rotates the dual brush, thereby providing an additional sweeping motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Salvador Alvarez
  • Patent number: 10021962
    Abstract: A head for an oral care implement has at least a first row of tufts including a plurality of filaments having free ends and fixed ends being opposite the free ends and being fixed on a mounting surface of the head. The filaments of the at least first row of tufts extend from the mounting surface of the head in different length extensions thereby defining with the filaments' free ends an upper top cleaning surface in the form of a continuous wave-shape. Each filament has a longitudinal axis and a cross-sectional area extending in a plane that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The filaments of the longest length extension have a cross-sectional area being smaller than the cross-sectional area of the filaments of the shortest length extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Armin Tschol, Erwin Mark, Tilmann Winkler, Franziska Schmid