Telescopic Patents (Class 15/144.4)
  • Patent number: 10562172
    Abstract: Various embodiments of pole devices are described having inner and outer poles or segments that allow for telescoping of the pole device. The inner and outer poles can each include one or more flat side wall portions, which act to thereby prevent rotation of the inner and outer poles with respect to each other. Each of the inner and outer poles can include one or more apertures that are sized to receive a pin to thereby couple the inner and outer poles. One or more gaps may be formed between the inner and outer poles that is sized to receive a burr of at least one of the inner or outer pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BLUE POINT FASTENERS
    Inventor: William D. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10477761
    Abstract: The adjustable weedeater handle is an over-sized grasping point for a weedeater. The adjustable weedeater handle may be attached to the weedeater by coupling a mount to the shaft of the weedeater such that the proximal handle section extends towards the trimmer motor and the distal handle section extends towards the trimmer head. The distal handle section and/or the proximal handle section may be independently pivoted to desired and comfortable positions. The weedeater may be held by placing the hands on the shaft of the weedeater, on the distal handle section, on the proximal handle section, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Ripling Wrinkle
  • Patent number: 10405704
    Abstract: A foot and toe washer may have telescopic sections locking into place in an extended state convenient to the user such that not all extensions may be used. Locking mechanisms for locking one extension to another internal extension may comprise a spring-loaded ball and associated orifice or extensions having larger or smaller diameters at ends with rough surfaces so the extensions lock into place by friction when used or comprise twisting grooves on the surfaces of two extensions. In one embodiment, the foot and toe washer is preferably made of strong, light-weight plastic or hard, tough rubber and may have a rubber-coated handle with the extensions extending therefrom as desired. The furthest extension from the handle may have a connecting and locking mechanism of the spring-loaded ball and orifice type or the friction type to connect one of a sponge, a between-the-toes washer, a brush or wash cloth or combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Michael H. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10194736
    Abstract: A retractable broom comprises a handle section and a broom head section. The handle section includes a retractable handle with one or more movable locking joints including locking mechanisms that are configured to connect and interlock the sections of the retractable handle together. An arm, including a stationary locking joint, having a locking mechanism, at one end of the arm connects and interlocks the retractable handle to the arm. The other end of the arm is fixedly attached to a brush head. The broom head section also comprises a retractable cover and third locking joint with a locking mechanism that connects and interlocks the retractable cover to the arm at two or more positions, with at least one position causing the retractable cover fully cover the brush head and a second position causing the retractable cover to at least partial uncover the brush head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: REACH OUT CONSULTING, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Davis
  • Patent number: 10188044
    Abstract: The tree-trimming device is adapted for use with a reciprocating saw. The tree-trimming device is adapted for use with a tree or tall shrubbery. The tree-trimming device is a bladed device that attaches to the reciprocating saw. Specifically, the tree-trimming device extends the reach of the reciprocating saw such that the tree-trimming device can be used to remove branches from a tree without the assistance climbing structures and devices. The tree-trimming device comprises a reciprocating shaft, an extension guard and an extensible structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Alde Blackburn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10124218
    Abstract: A golf club shaft connection assembly comprising first and second shaft sections, male and female adaptors, a hollow retainer, a spring, and a plurality of balls is disclosed herein. The male and female adaptors are each attached to the first and second shaft sections, respectively, preferably with a permanent adhesive. The male adaptor comprises a protrusion that fits within a keyed interior of the female adaptor, and moving the hollow retainer towards the male adaptor reversibly fixes the two adaptors together, while moving the hollow retainer towards the female adaptor allows the male adaptor to be removed from the female adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventor: James A. Seluga
  • Patent number: 10059277
    Abstract: A securing device for removably attaching a device to two mutually spaced head support rods (1a, 1b) of a motor vehicle seat (1), having a receiving bushing (3e) for receiving a plug element (2a) which is arranged on the device (2) and having a first and a second securing element (3, 3?, 4, 4?) with which the receiving bushing (3e) can be secured on the head support rods (1a, 1b). The first and the second securing element (3, 3?, 4, 4?) are formed on opposing sides for arranging on the head support rods (1a, 1b), and connectors (5, 5a, 5b) are provided for reciprocally connecting the securing elements (3, 3?, 4, 4?), wherein sliding elements (6a, 6b) are arranged between the securing elements (3, 3?, 4, 4?) and the head support rods (1a, 1b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: KINETIX AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Michael Andreas Keller
  • Patent number: 9764458
    Abstract: A telepole for swimming pool cleaning is disclosed as including an inner tube and a locking device to temporarily secure the inner tube in a desired position within an outer tube. A preferred lightweight design may be at least partially hollow, and durability may be provided by inner/reinforcement wall(s) in one or both of the tubes. A collar element is disclosed as “locking” the inner tube in place within the outer tube. The collar's opening and the profile of the inner tube are disclosed in a relationship that prevents the inner tube from rotating within the collar. The inner tube is disclosed as having a series of holes along its length to receive a pin element of a detent mechanism. The end of the outer tube opposite the collar is disclosed as having multiple sets of attachment holes to receive attachable and detachable swimming pool cleaning tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Eric Resh
  • Patent number: 9681782
    Abstract: An extendable battery operated scrubber brush with interchangeable brush heads is provided. The scrubber brush includes a battery operated scrubber brush having an extendable handle and a plurality of interchangeable brush heads, each having different body cleaning materials thereon, and a battery charging docking station. The handle is extendable via an elongated member that is slidably disposed in an interior volume thereof. The handle includes a proximal end and a distal end that includes a drive shaft for removably receiving an interchangeable brush head thereon. The drive shaft is coupled to an electric motor disposed in the handle that rotates the drive shaft and drives an interchangeable brush head mounted thereon. The proximal end includes a port for receiving an electrical connector disposed in the docking station and one or more activation switches for activating the electric motor and driving the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Pamela R. McCauley
  • Patent number: 9622567
    Abstract: The cleaning broom is disclosed. The cleaning broom according to the present invention comprises: a rod-shaped handle that is formed long in one direction so that the user can hold the broom by hand; the comb portion that consists of multiple comb members and is attached to the lower part of the handle to sweep cleaning objects; and the conversion unit that allows to adjust the arrangement angle of the comb members between the first mode where the comb members are arranged in parallel with the handle and the second mode where the comb members are arranged to intersect with the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Yungil Kwon
  • Patent number: 9522466
    Abstract: An extendable stick includes an elongate body comprising a first member, a second member, and a third member arranged in a telescopic nesting formation. A pulley system is disposed within the elongate body, wherein the pulley system is in operative communication with the first, second, and third members of the elongate body to extend the first member and the third member simultaneously outwardly from the elongate body and retract the first member and the third member simultaneously inwardly from the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Stephen M. Oshgan, Paresh Shroff, Jason R. Gebhardt, Tomasz K. Kasprzycki
  • Patent number: 9441353
    Abstract: The reinforced toilet plunger and case is a toilet plunger with an enhanced handle that screws into the top of the traditional toilet plunger handle. The enhanced handle allows the user to use a more practical and comfortable grip when using the reinforced toilet plunger and case. The reinforced toilet plunger and case further discloses a decorative canister in which the reinforced toilet plunger is stored. The decorative canister includes a door for access and a sanitary tray located in the bottom of the canister to absorb drippings from the plunger that may occur after use. The reinforced toilet plunger and case comprises a reinforced toilet plunger and a decorative canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventors: Shelia Hamil, Caulton Hamil
  • Patent number: 9440622
    Abstract: A reaching tool device is disclosed that enables users to reach the roof of their vehicle without any hassle. The reaching tool device comprises an elongated arm, a handle secured to the arm, and at least one interchangeable head secured to the arm, opposite the handle. The elongated arm can be telescopically extended lengthwise and secured in a desired position via a push-spring button. The handle is removably secured to an end of the elongated arm via a pivoting hinge which allows the arm to pivot about the handle. Once the arm is in position, it can be secured in the desired position. The interchangeable head comprises a round or rectangular sponge, a brush, a scrubber, etc. and also a pivoting and rotating ball swivel that allows the interchangeable head to rotate and pivot and lie flat at an angle when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Capus Donnell Hagans
  • Patent number: 9370282
    Abstract: A bath brush includes a brush element, having an elongated arm and a brush head. The elongated arm has a longitudinal groove formed in a first side of said arm and a locking device formed on a second side opposite the first side. The brush handle provides a hollow cavity for receiving the arm therein and includes a rib configured to be received in the longitudinal groove formed on the arm. At least one recess or opening is provided on the handle for receiving the locking device therein. The arm is convertible between an extended position and a retracted position. The locking device and the recesses and/or openings formed on the brush arm and handle, respectively, g are configured to cooperatingly engage and selectively lock the brush's arm within the handle in both the retracted position and the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Paris Presents Incorporated
    Inventors: Erik Petersen, Stacy Alycia Thomas Castro
  • Patent number: 9271562
    Abstract: The new hairbrush system employs a handle made of curved rods that collapse into the body of the brush via tracks, turning it into a non-electric hair roller for setting and smoothing hair. The barrel of the brush system has curved bristles that grip hair and curved slits that allow for airflow. The carbon fiber (or equivalent) body provides for a lightweight yet sturdy tool that can effectively be used as a brush (without collapsed handle) when not being used as a roller (with collapsed handle).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Steve Elias
  • Patent number: 9226869
    Abstract: The invention concerns a height adjustment device (1) for a handle (4) of a rollator, comprising: —an inner tube (2) telescopically received in an outer tube (3), the handle (4) of the rollator being connected at the upper end of said inner tube (2), —a locking assembly (10) adapted to lock the inner tube (2) in a fixed position with regard to the outer tube (3), —an unlocking assembly (20) adapted to unlock the inner tube (2) from said fixed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: INVACARE INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Jos Van Houtem, Tobias Nilsson
  • Patent number: 9204774
    Abstract: An embodiment of this invention is an adjustable wand for a carpet cleaning apparatus wherein the upper tube telescopes within a lower tube and allows lengthening of the wand. The lower nozzle is adjustable in that it allows rotation about the wand axis and allows removal of the nozzle. The preferred means for adjustment is a cam lock mechanism that tightens an adjustment clamp around the wand upper tube or nozzle neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Craig A. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9119456
    Abstract: A lotion applicator includes an elongated, telescoping shaft having an applicator head attached to an end thereof. Pivotally connected to an opposing end of the shaft is an angularly adjustable handle. Accordingly, a user places lotion on the applicator head and reciprocates it on a desired portion of the body. If necessary to reach a certain area, the shaft can be extended or retracted, and the handle can be adjusted to a desired angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: William Russell Hudson
  • Publication number: 20150135454
    Abstract: An extendable stick includes an elongate body comprising a first member, a second member, and a third member arranged in a telescopic nesting formation. A pulley system is disposed within the elongate body, wherein the pulley system is in operative communication with the first, second, and third members of the elongate body to extend the first member and the third member simultaneously outwardly from the elongate body and retract the first member and the third member simultaneously inwardly from the elongate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon M. Conway, Linda J. Babinski, Kate Schreiber, Robert T. Wosewick, Stephen M. Oshgan, Paresh Shroff, Jason R. Gebhardt, Tomasz K. Kasprzycki
  • Patent number: 9003592
    Abstract: A pole-cleaning device sleeve having a pole-like member with a proximal end, a distal end, opposite to the proximal end, and a length separating the distal and proximal ends, the pole-like member having a head portion defining a working surface and being coupled to the distal end of the pole-like member, the pole-cleaning device also having a removably couplable sleeve with a distal end substantially adjacent to the head portion, a proximal end terminating at a location along the pole-like member length, and a sleeve length separating the distal and proximal ends, an outer layer being of a substantially deformably-resilient and polymer-based material, an inner layer coupled to the outer layer and contacting an outer surface of the pole-like member, and the outer and inner layers encapsulating at least a portion of the pole-like member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Kaj Zingo Smith
  • Publication number: 20150096137
    Abstract: A grout cleaning tool is provided. The grout cleaning tool includes a bracket head having a bottom surface. The present invention further includes a file sized to fit within a grout line of a tiled floor. The file is mounted to the bottom surface of the bracket head. The present invention may further include an elongated handle attached to the bracket head and extending away from the bottom surface. The elongated handle is sized so that the grout cleaning tool is used in a standing position by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Adam Lyle Kayler
  • Publication number: 20150082567
    Abstract: An extendable toilet brush comprising a handle, where the handle is hollow; a rod connected to the handle, where the rod extends and retracts from the handle; a brush head attached to the rod at an end opposite from the handle; and a telescopic fastening means connecting the rod within the handle, where the telescopic fastening means enables the rod to extend, lock and retract within the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Sandy Perry, Kenneth Perry, Eric Gleason
  • Patent number: 8973200
    Abstract: An ergonomic sweeping device that can be used with one hand while providing a user with proper biomechanical alignment and support, which can reduce muscular strain, fatigue, and the potential for injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Mallett
  • Patent number: 8973201
    Abstract: A broom assembly is provided. The broom assembly includes a broom head which comprises an elongated back plate and a plurality of bristles extending from the back plate. The broom assembly also includes an elongated mounting plate which is attached to the back plate and extends over a longitudinal end of the back plate. A handle receiving bracket is attached to the mounting plate, projecting the same direction from the mounting plate as the broom head. The handle receiving bracket comprises at least two receiving cavities for attaching a handle. The broom assembly further comprises an elongated handle for insertion in the handle receiving bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph M. De Vito, David Hitchcock
  • Publication number: 20150026903
    Abstract: A foot cleaning device comprising: a shaft, where the shaft includes a distal end and a proximal end; a telescoping scope shaft, where the telescoping shaft adjustably extends from the proximal end of the shaft; a cleaning attachment, where the cleaning attachment includes a base where the base attaches to the telescoping shaft; and extensions extending from the base of the cleaning attachment where each extension includes a means to abrasively clean a user's foot and each extension is bendable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Terrise G. Holley
  • Publication number: 20150020331
    Abstract: A pole cleaning apparatus comprises an elongate handle portion engaged with a cleaning head. In certain embodiments, the cleaning head has a width shaped as a partial-tubular member and an opening extending along the longitudinal axis through which a pole is passed to engage the cleaning head with the pole to be cleaned. The cleaning head may include an inner arcuate surface configured to at least partially surround the pole. The apparatus also includes a mounting assembly designed to pivotably engage the cleaning head to the handle portion such that the handle portion is pivotable with respect to the cleaning head in at least one plane containing the longitudinal axis. Optionally, the apparatus may include a cleaning pad selectively engageable with the cleaning head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Cherie Devir
  • Patent number: 8813298
    Abstract: In a cleaning tool 1, a lock piece 50 provided to the other of a handle 10 and a main body 20 can be switched between a lock position and a lock release position, the lock piece 50 positioned in the lock position butts against a stopper face 41D of an engagement member 41 to retain the engagement member 41 in a position of engagement with the recessed face 36, and the lock piece 50 positioned in the lock release position separates from the stopper face 41D of the engagement member 41 to allow the engagement member 41 to resiliently move forward and backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotoshi Tawara
  • Publication number: 20140215738
    Abstract: A reaching tool device is disclosed that enables users to reach the roof of their vehicle without any hassle. The reaching tool device comprises an elongated arm, a handle secured to the arm, and at least one interchangeable head secured to the arm, opposite the handle. The elongated arm can be telescopically extended lengthwise and secured in a desired position via a push-spring button. The handle is removably secured to an end of the elongated arm via a pivoting hinge which allows the arm to pivot about the handle. Once the arm is in position, it can be secured in the desired position. The interchangeable head comprises a round or rectangular sponge, a brush, a scrubber, etc. and also a pivoting and rotating ball swivel that allows the interchangeable head to rotate and pivot and lie flat at an angle when in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Capus Donnell Hagans
  • Patent number: 8782842
    Abstract: A hair brush with a slideable brush head that allows the brush head to be positioned on either end of the elongated handle to thereby providing ease of use by both right handed or left handed users. The elongated handle has different ways thereon to arrest the brush head in any desired position. The brush head may also be removed from the handle, if so desired, so that a brush head of a different circumference but the same inner diameter may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Mary Asta
  • Publication number: 20140182074
    Abstract: An interchangeable cleaning tool has a pole member and a plurality of tool heads. Each tool had is removably coupled to the pole member. A locking device is attached to one end of the pole member to removably attach one of the plurality of tool heads to the telescoping pole member. The locking device comprises: a locking housing having a tapered interior section; an aperture formed in a side of the locking housing; a lever kingly coupled to the locking housing; and a protrusion formed on the lever, wherein movement of the lever causes the protrusion to move in and out of the aperture causing the locking device to move between a locked and an unlocked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Moshe Y. Mark
  • Patent number: 8756744
    Abstract: A hair brush with a slideable brush head that allows the brush head to be positioned on either end of the elongated handle to thereby providing ease of use by both right handed or left handed users. The elongated handle has different ways thereon to arrest the brush head in any desired position. The brush head may also be removed from the handle, if so desired, so that a brush head of a different circumference but the same inner diameter may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Mary Asta
  • Patent number: 8756741
    Abstract: A device or tool for removing snow and other debris from vehicles, and other surfaces including a handle having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, a scraper portion coupled to the first end, and a head coupled to the second end. The head may be a laterally extended foam head that is non-abrasive, freeze resistant, and durable. The handle may include a telescopic extension to allow a reach of a user to be increased or decreased allowing the user to clear away snow and other debris from various sizes of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Snow Joe, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph S Cohen
  • Patent number: 8752231
    Abstract: A hair brush with a slideable brush head that allows the brush head to be positioned on either end of the elongated handle to thereby providing ease of use by both right handed or left handed users. The elongated handle has different ways thereon to arrest the brush head in any desired position. The brush head may also be removed from the handle, if so desired, so that a brush head of a different circumference but the same inner diameter may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Mary Asta
  • Publication number: 20140053356
    Abstract: In a cleaning tool 1, a lock piece 50 provided to the other of a handle 10 and a main body 20 can be switched between a lock position and a lock release position, the lock piece 50 positioned in the lock position butts against a stopper face 41D of an engagement member 41 to retain the engagement member 41 in a position of engagement with the recessed face 36, and the lock piece 50 positioned in the lock release position separates from the stopper face 41D of the engagement member 41 to allow the engagement member 41 to resiliently move forward and backward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotoshi TAWARA
  • Patent number: 8646142
    Abstract: A multi-fluid applicator utensil comprising a head assembly having a head section; a face surface; a back surface; and a receiver and a handle assembly having a shank and a gripper. The head assembly is pivotally mounted on the handle assembly with the shank received by the receiver located in the head section. The head assembly comprises a socket. The handle assembly comprises a ball pivotable in the socket. The shank is telescopic providing an extended length of about twelve inches and a retracted length of about 8½ inches. The gripper provides a grippable surface by which a user-applier is able to manipulate the multi-fluid applicator utensil. The multi-fluid applicator utensil comprises injection-molded thermoplastic and is useable by the user-applier to surface-apply the oil, lotion and cream to the bodily skin surface in hard-to-reach locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventors: Frank Ferrara, Lyn Ferrara
  • Publication number: 20140033549
    Abstract: A motorized extension pole including a first hollow pole member having a second hollow pole member telescopically mounted in said first pole member. The second pole member is selectively moved between extended and retracted positions with respect to said first pole member by a battery powered drive motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: MARK J. RAMSEY, Mark C. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 8631535
    Abstract: An extendable cleaning tool with multiple, cleaning, agitating and wiping implements, each being simultaneously in ready-for-use configuration and proximity during a waterless cleaning operation, requiring axial rotation of the tool's pole for positioning for use and without requiring multiple repositioning of the tool's distal end between the user's location and the proximity of a to-be-cleaned surface area during waterless cleaning of that surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Phillips
  • Patent number: 8631530
    Abstract: This invention relates to a cleaning device (10) comprising a handle (20), a bendable elongated cleaning element (30) connected to the handle; and an elongated control element (40) having a first end (41) fixated at a top part (32) of the cleaning element. The control element is arranged along and inside of the cleaning element, and has a second end (42) arranged to be accessible at the handle. Controlled bending of the cleaning element is provided by applying a pulling force on the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: AB Electrolux
    Inventor: Johann Zita
  • Publication number: 20130326832
    Abstract: An improved telepole device having attachment means for attaching swimming pool cleaning, and other tools. The improved telepole device preferably includes an inner tube which freely slides within an outer tube, and a locking device to temporarily secure the inner tube in a desired position within the outer tube. A preferred lightweight design may be at least partially hollow along the length of the tube(s), and durability may be provided by inner/reinforcement wall(s) that extend across the hollow portion(s) of one or both of the tubes. On the end of the outer tube through which the inner tube slides/extends is a collar element attached thereto and comprised of a locking device having a detent mechanism for “locking” the inner tube in place within the outer tube. Preferably, the collar's opening and the profile of the inner tube have one or more sides that, due to their relative position with respect to each other, can prevent the inner tube from rotating within the collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: ERIC V. RESH
  • Patent number: 8595884
    Abstract: In a cleaning tool 1, a lock piece 50 provided to the other of a handle 10 and a main body 20 can be switched between a lock position and a lock release position, the lock piece 50 positioned in the lock position butts against a stopper face 41D of an engagement member 41 to retain the engagement member 41 in a position of engagement with the recessed face 36, and the lock piece 50 positioned in the lock release position separates from the stopper face 41D of the engagement member 41 to allow the engagement member 41 to resiliently move forward and backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotoshi Tawara
  • Publication number: 20130291893
    Abstract: The broom having a bottom rod and an offset top rod is provided. Bristles are attached to the bottom of the bottom rod to contact a floor. Connecting the top and bottom rods is a grip rod. The grip rod desirably slants downward toward the floor when the broom bristles contact the floor. Desirably, the grip rod is attached at its bottom end to the bottom rod at an angle ? of from about 100° to about 150° preferably 100° to 140°. The grip rod is attached at its top end to the top rod at an angle ? of about 100° to about 150°, preferably 100° to 140°. As a result, the grip rod slants downward toward the floor when the broom bristles contact the floor. The grip rod is located a predetermined distance above the bristles so the grip bar can be grasped when the bristles contact the floor by the user in a standing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Gerard Stokes
  • Patent number: 8533890
    Abstract: This invention relates to providing a sweeping system incorporating at least one user-deployable scraper feature within a sweeping apparatus to assist in removing dried-on materials from at least one floor surface. The scraper feature is preferably spring tensioned within at least one housing and deployed through use of a manual extension of telescoping cylinders. Further featured is a rotation blocking mechanism to prevent rotation of the scraper while scraping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Shane D. Pannell
  • Publication number: 20130174367
    Abstract: One exemplary aspect comprises a device for removing material from a surface, comprising: (a) a head component comprising a first handle portion and a first scraper portion; and (b) a shaft component comprising a rod portion and a second handle portion. In various exemplary embodiments: (1) the first handle portion is suitable for receiving a portion of a user's hand; (2) the head component further comprises a second scraper portion; (3) the second scraper portion comprises a blade with a serrated edge; (4) the second scraper portion comprises a squeegee blade; (5) the second scraper portion comprises a metal blade; (6) the head component further comprises a third scraper portion; (7) the first handle portion comprises a rubber grip component; and (8) the rod portion comprises a telescoping rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: QUIRKY, INC.
    Inventor: Quirky, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8464387
    Abstract: A device or tool for removing snow and other debris from vehicles, and other surfaces including a handle having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, a scraper portion coupled to the first end, and a head coupled to the second end. The head may be a laterally extended foam head that is non-abrasive, freeze resistant, and durable. The handle may include a telescopic extension to allow a reach of a user to be increased or decreased allowing the user to clear away snow and other debris from various sizes of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Snow Joe, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph S. Cohen
  • Publication number: 20130097795
    Abstract: A cleanroom mop for cleaning all critical surfaces within a cleanroom. The cleanroom mop includes a mop head frame with at least one hollow area within the mop head frame that is accessible by at least one opening located on the top of the mop head frame, a handle attached to the mop head frame, and a mop head that is attachable to the mop head frame which has opposing sides and at least one snap fastener on each of the opposing sides where the snap fasteners can be snapped together to connect the opposing sides of the mop head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Ferdinand Frederick Pisacane
  • Publication number: 20130097793
    Abstract: A snow brush assembly is formed of a brush handle ergonomically designed, angled at each end thereof. These angles allow the user to stand clear of the vehicle and direct snow away from the person, keeping the person dry and clean. A brush head is attached at one end of the brush handle and includes a brush holder with a brush that can be positioned at various angles relative to the brush handle. A protective cover is selectively installed over the brush and is provided with squeegee. An ice scraper is removably attached to another end of the brush handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Richard HENNINGSEN
  • Publication number: 20130074279
    Abstract: The system for an extendable handheld trowel is a tool with interchangeable blades and an extendable handle. The system comprises a plurality of trowels, a first shaft, a second shaft, and a telescopic lock mechanism. Each trowel comprises a trowel blade and an extension arm. The extension arm properly connects and positions the trowel blade to the first shaft. The extension arm attaches and detaches from the first shaft so that a user can switch to a different kind of trowel. The first shaft is sleeved by the second shaft, which allows the user to extend the reach of a trowel. The second shaft comprises a receiving end and a handle. The telescopic lock mechanism secures the first shaft to the second shaft so that the distance between the trowel blade and the handle is at a specific length. The handle allows the user to adequately grasp the second shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Scott James BRIDGES
  • Publication number: 20130047363
    Abstract: A device for treating a target, such as cleaning a window. The device has a handle and head, mounted in pivotal relationship to each other. When the head is placed in sliding, contacting relationship with the target surface the handle can pivot relative to the head for the ergonomic convenience of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Mark John Steinhardt, William Michael Cannon, Kevin Michael Rodgers, Kin Wong Pierce Yau, David Keith Dycher, Gregory Clegg Spooner, Bengt Ivar Anders Ivarsson
  • Patent number: 8375500
    Abstract: A windshield maintenance assembly having a telescoping pole assembly that is selectively extendable and retractable. An upper end of the windshield maintenance assembly preferably includes a reversible snow brush and an ice scraper. The windshield maintenance assembly further includes a long strap that is attached at the top of the windshield maintenance assembly which allows a user to pull down or pull back on the upper end to increase operating forces. The windshield maintenance assembly beneficially enables a plurality of attachable heads, such as a squeegee, a broom, or a sponge, to be attached to the upper end to enable other maintenance functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Michael K. Aguirre
  • Publication number: 20130014334
    Abstract: A cleaning device (2) comprising a first support member (6), a second support member (8), a cleaning pad (10) which is supported by the first and second support members (6, 8) and which is made of a liquid-absorbing material, a lever mechanism (34) for the first and second support members (6, 8), a drying aperture (32), and a handle (44), and the cleaning device (2) being such that: (i) the first and second support members (6, 8) are pivotable towards each other; and (ii) pulling on the lever mechanism (34) causes the first and second support members (6, 8) to pivot towards each other and be pulled into the drying aperture (32) in the cleaning device (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Kalam Ali, Russell Peter Yates, Francis Edzard Yates