Adjustable Head Patents (Class 15/172)
  • Patent number: 10743644
    Abstract: A cleaning brush comprises a removable handle and a brush. The removable handle includes a release actuator and release pin for attaching and detaching the handle from the brush. The brush has a rigid portion and a flexible portion. The flexible portion may include segments defined by channels in the flexible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Butler Home Products
    Inventor: Robert Cavalcanti
  • Patent number: 10349729
    Abstract: The multi-tip brush tool is an apparatus that contains and organizes makeup brushes. The apparatus includes a manual cosmetic body, a plurality of retractable brushes, a removable casing, and a plurality of spring-loaded mechanisms. The manual cosmetic body houses the plurality of retractable brushes and the removable casing. The plurality of spring-loaded mechanisms extends and retracts the plurality of retractable brushes and the removable casing within the manual cosmetic body. The plurality of retractable brushes are makeup brushes that are preferably interchangeable. The removable casing contains stand-alone makeup brushes that freely move within the removable casing. The removable casing is entirely separable from the manual cosmetic body. The apparatus further includes a rotating cosmetic body, a primary adapter and a removable brush. The rotating cosmetic body automatically and continuously rotates the removable brush and is connected to the manual cosmetic body by the primary adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Ayesha Adam Cheema, Qasim Cheema
  • Patent number: 10314380
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator for cosmetic product comprising a core, a plurality of protrusions projecting from the core to form a brush, and a spatula situated in the continuation of the core. The invention also relates to an applicator assembly for cosmetic product, comprising: a container comprising a body forming a reservoir intended to contain the cosmetic product, and an applicator as described above and suitable for being attached to the container, so that the applicator is accommodated inside the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventor: Camille Schreiber
  • Patent number: 10246061
    Abstract: A wheel and lug nut cleaning device providing a single tool for cleaning behind and between spokes of a wheel rim, the lug nuts, and rim cavities theraround by including a handle having a rear portion with a lug nut and rim cavity-cleaning body thereon and a releasable front portion pivotably disposed on the rear portion and having brush head thereon. A knuckle guard is disposed on the front portion. The brush head has a non-abrasive shaft and bristles including convex first and second bristle sets forwardly and rearwardly extending therefrom to facilitate cleaning crevices, corners, and concave surfaces of the wheel and behind the spoke edges, respectively. Flexible cleaning flanges, preferably covered with a soft microfiber, extend from a central base of the lug nut and rim cavity-cleaning body to fit into and rotate to clean around the wheel lug nuts and the walls of the wheel rim simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Black Tie Brands, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Voelker, Jonathan Batchelor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10130155
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator comprising: —a gripping member (7), —a stem (6), of longitudinal axis X, connected by its first end to the gripping member (7), —an applicator element (20) connected to a second end of the stem (6) by an articulation comprising a ball joint (206), characterized in that the articulation comprises a rotation axis that coincides with the longitudinal axis X of the stem (6), and the stem (6) is in one piece, and the applicator element (20) is made of metal, ceramic or glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Marc Ramet, Michel Limongi
  • Patent number: 10111515
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a cosmetic applicator brush, where the cosmetic applicator brush comprises a plurality of discs assembled relative to one another, each disc having a body with a plurality of bristles extending radially therefrom, comprises the step of forming the cosmetic applicator brush by a mono-injection molding, wherein adjacent discs are maintained at an angular relationship with respect to one another independent of a disc specific keying element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: AA R&D LLC
    Inventor: Yoon-Hoi Kim
  • Patent number: 10045608
    Abstract: This toothbrush presents an independent base of support for the bristles. The bristles' base is positioned on the structure of the head of the toothbrush itself, in such a way that half of the base remains fixed to the head of the toothbrush structure, while the second half can be raised, giving to the whole base a curved-angle profile. A half of this base has this ability to be free to rise at an angle, driven by a sliding rod, which is pushed with a finger of the hand holding the toothbrush. The rod slides through an inclined opening placed underneath the head of the toothbrush. In order to return the base to its horizontal position, the rod itself is retracted, in the same way, using a finger of the hand holding the toothbrush. The lowering of the base itself is facilitated by the pressure of the toothbrush on the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Giovanni Medico
  • Patent number: 9498879
    Abstract: A mechanism by which a user can switch between cleaning tools such as brooms, brushes, and mops while utilizing the same handle. This invention allows the user to reuse the same handle as opposed to having a separate long handle for each cleaning tool. A quick release mechanism that functions by use of a transverse spring and a vertical compression spring allows the user to switch between the cleaning tools quickly and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Worldwide Integrated Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred I. Morad, George Mardres
  • Patent number: 9462871
    Abstract: An applicator cup for user with a motorized handle for applying cosmetics. The applicator cup includes an applicator configured to apply a liquid or powder substance (e.g., such as cosmetics, makeup, lotion, sunblock, sunscreen, moisturizer, foundation, concealer, eye shadow, blush, bronzer, cream, or any other appropriate substance) to a user's body. The applicator cup may be configured to enable a user to selectively attach the applicator cup to the motorized handle substantially without touching the applicator. The applicator cup is adapted to enable a user to use the applicator cup in combination with a handle, such as a motorized handle, to apply the liquid or powder substances to the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Worth Beauty, LLC
    Inventors: Steven C. Machiorlette, Edward Darrell Jervey, III, Carol Martin
  • Patent number: 9346076
    Abstract: A fine-line applicator device creates an air-tight seal on a container of a substance, while preventing clogging in an applicator tip. The device includes a first cap, a nozzle protruding from the cap, a second cap engaging the nozzle, a hollow-bore needle protruding from the second cap, an end cap engaging the second cap, and an elongated member protruding from the end cap, such that the elongated member can be inserted into the hollow-bore needle. When the device is in a closed position, the elongated member occupies the interior chamber of the hollow-bore needle while the end cap engages the second cap to form a substantially air-tight seal, and when the end cap is removed from the second cap, the elongated member vacates the interior chamber of the hollow-bore needle to allow flow of a substance from the container through the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: David Ford
  • Patent number: 9339098
    Abstract: A mascara applicator includes an application stick that is attached to a cap sealing and covering an opening part of a mascara accommodation container and that can be accommodated in the mascara accommodation container, and an application body that is rotatably attached to a tip end of the application stick and that extends in a substantially axial direction of the application stick, in which one side surface on a side opposite to a rotating direction of the application body is orthogonal to a plane including a rotation path, and a ridge part that is formed by the one side surface and a side surface adjacent to the one side surface is used, while the application body is rotated and an axis of the application body is bent with respect to an axis of the application stick, so as to apply mascara.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignees: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD., FIGLA COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Motoki Takata, Takashi Tajima
  • Patent number: 9302297
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a product and method for cleaning outdoor surfaces. The product may include a support member and a cleaning element. The support member may include top and bottom portions, the top portion may include a connector configured and dimensioned for receiving and attaching a pole to the support member. The bottom portion may include a structural support for providing rigidity to the support member. The cleaning element associated with the structural support. The cleaning element may include a cleaning face operatively associated with the bottom portion of the support member. The structural support may transfer cleaning forces to the cleaning element. Examples of the type of cleaning element may be a mitt or an alignment plate. The cleaning element may be made of a material that is washable, durable and absorbent and the structural support may be removable from the cleaning element when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Environmental Solutions International
    Inventors: Kent L. Pullen, Kenneth Arnswald
  • Patent number: 9131768
    Abstract: A dental hygiene device such as an interdental brush includes a handle, a brush head having bristles extending therefrom, and a neck portion extending between the brush head and the handle. At least some of the bristles may have a substantially triangular cross section. The neck portion defines a longitudinal axis and has a first bending stiffness when subject to loading in a first direction that is substantially perpendicular to the axis, and a second bending stiffness when subjected to loading in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the axis. The first bending stiffness is less than the second bending stiffness such that the dental hygiene device can be reoriented during use to provide a more gentle or a more robust cleaning to interdental spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: SUNSTAR AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventors: Russell G. Kalbfeld, Leoncio Angel Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9055991
    Abstract: A handle has distal and proximal ends and a drive mechanism. Operational components on the handle include ON and OFF controls and a vibrating coupler to create sonic vibrations. A coupling head has a distal and a proximal ends. The proximal end is formed with a coupling recess. A replaceable holder has a central base and two outwardly extending fingers. The fingers have free ends with a piece of floss secured there between. The central base has a shape for coupling to and uncoupling from the coupling head. The length of the floss between the fingers is from 5 to 10 percent greater than the distance between the fingers. A compressible stop is on the base of the holder between the fingers. The remainder of the fingers are devoid of a compressible stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy J. Pruett
  • Patent number: 9015886
    Abstract: An oral care implement is disclosed. The oral care implement includes a head section including a carrier element that is mounted for driven movement; a base section including a transmission element; and an at least partly elastically deformable neck section arranged between the head section and the base section. The transmission element is coupled to the carrier element for driving the carrier element into an oscillatory movement with an oscillation amplitude peak value. Further, the neck section is arranged as a parallel spring arrangement that deforms when a load above a first threshold load value is applied at the head section along a use direction such that the angular relationship between the head section and the base section is preserved and the head section and the base section move relatively to each other resulting in a reduction of the oscillation amplitude peak value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Fritsch
  • Patent number: 8997300
    Abstract: Provided is a toothbrush having a handle, a tuft block, multiple lateral cushioning gels and a rear cushioning gel. The handle has a head and a fore linking member protruding from the head. The tuft block has a fore end linked to the fore linking member. A gap is formed between the head and the tuft block. Multiple bristle tufts are planted on the tuft block. The multiple lateral cushioning gels connect the head and the tuft block. The rear cushioning gel connects a rear end of the tuft block and the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Acumen Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shou-Jen Huang
  • Patent number: 8973202
    Abstract: The oral hygiene device, particularly a toothbrush, has in the neck part, a cavity, which is closed off from the surroundings and in which a snap dome is arranged. This snap dome produces an acoustic warning signal when a limiting bending of the neck part is exceeded as a result of a limiting pressing force with which the head part is pressed, for example, against the teeth and gums is exceeded. On the one hand, this has the effect of protecting the snap dome, usually produced from metal, from corrosion and, on the other hand, the cavity serves as a resonance chamber to amplify the warning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Trisa Holding AG
    Inventors: Franz Fischer, Peter Gross, Beat Huber
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8959698
    Abstract: An adjustable holder assembly for removably holding, articulating, and rotating painting tools may include a handle assembly. An articulating arm may be pivotally coupled to a proximal end of the handle assembly and may be configured to allow both the articulating arm and a tool handle housing to be simultaneously angularly adjusted from a longitudinal axis of the holder assembly to any position from 0 degrees to 90 degrees. The tool handle housing may be configured to removably secure a handle of a painting tool at least partially therein. The tool handle housing may be removably coupled to the articulating arm such that the tool handle housing can be rotationally adjusted around a longitudinal axis of the holder assembly to any position from 0 degrees to 90 degrees; and a receiver end defining a channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Chad Prosser, Eric Rudnick
  • Patent number: 8813300
    Abstract: A rotary toothbrush includes a handle member to be held by a user; a head member having bristles and connected to the handle member; a tilting member, provided on the head member, for tilting upwardly the head member at a predetermined angle; a rotating member, provided on the handle member and the head member, for rotating the head member with respect to the handle member so that the head member is arranged in a T-shape with respect to the handle member; and a driving member for driving the head member to rotate and tilt the head member. With the rotary toothbrush, a user can freely brush his or her teeth in an upward and downward direction or in a left and right direction, and bristles can come into contact with a lower portion of front teeth to prevent dental plaque from getting buildup as much as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Jung Wan Woo, Jung Tak Woo, Man Joong Kim, Jong Chan Park
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8763196
    Abstract: A toothbrush wherein longitudinally between its neck region and the grip handle is a an undulating region of transverse limbs integrally linked by folds with troughs between the limbs, the troughs containing a thermoplastic elastomer material bonded to the plastic material of said limbs with a ShoreA hardness of 60-70. Specific structures and dimensions of limbs and folds are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Hans Kraemer
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8739351
    Abstract: A toothbrush having a handle, a head with oral care elements and a neck connecting the head with the handle is described. The toothbrush has a base structure of the handle, and the neck and the head are formed by a hard plastic component. Said basic structure of the handle is covered, at least in part, by a first soft plastic component. Said head including a second soft plastic component and said neck including a through-opening, wherein at least one section of a boundary wall of the opening is provided with an elastic muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Bjoern Kling, Andreas Birk
  • Patent number: 8671497
    Abstract: A toothbrush designed to enable horizontal brushing of the contact line between the teeth and the gums, which is composed of a handle and a brush. One end of the handle has a protruding arm, which constitutes an extension of the handle's longitudinal axis and ends in a ball. The brush is convex-concave/bean shaped with protruding bristles on one side and a hollow socket attached to the other side; the socket has an opening that faces the handle. To attach the brush to the handle, the ball is inserted into the cavity in the socket, so that a ball and socket joint is formed that enables the user to spatially change the angle between the brush and the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mordechai Kirsh
  • Patent number: 8640295
    Abstract: A paint brush has a handle and a paint brush head. The paint brush head is detachable from the paint brush handle. The paint brush head may be rotatable to a number of positions relative to the paint brush handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Margco International, LLC
    Inventors: Louis B. Schiesz, Christopher E. Haigh, Matthew Scott Graham, Troy Daniel Mason
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8590095
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a handle, a head and a movable portion affixed to the head. In one embodiment, the head includes an upper surface and a lower surface opposite said upper surface. A recess extends into the upper surface and includes a floor, and a pair of walls extending upwardly from the floor to the upper surface. A central support may be suspended above the floor by a pair of arms that extend from opposite ends of the central support and into notches in the opposing sidewalls of the recess. A portion of the arms may be affixed in the respective notches, and a portion of the arms may be spaced from the walls of the notches to enable the arms to twist within the notches, and this enable movement of the central support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ranir, LLC
    Inventor: Scott P. Crossman
  • Patent number: 8561248
    Abstract: The flexible, ergonomic toothbrush with replaceable bristles has a handle, a bristle block having bristles extending therefrom, and a brush head frame configured to removably receive the bristle block. The brush head frame has a pair of parallel prongs that define a recess and that slidably engage opposite sides of the bristle block so that the bristle block can be selectively disposed in first and second operative positions in the recess, the bristles extending in opposite directions in the operative positions. A neck interconnects the handle and the brush head frame, the neck being flexible relative to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventor: Fahad Ibrahim Fatiny
  • Patent number: 8539632
    Abstract: A toothbrush with a cleaning zone with bristles, and with a deformable element by which the cleaning zone can be adapted to the shape of the tooth surface by the cleaning force, where the deformable element comprises flexible wings tapering in a wedge shape toward the cleaning zone and with guide elements between them, at least one of the wings and/or guide element is made of a compressible elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare GmbH & Co KG
    Inventor: Hans Kraemer
  • Patent number: 8454097
    Abstract: An applicator for applying a cosmetic or a skin care product may include a stem including at least one stamped portion forming a joint, and an applicator member disposed at a first end of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 8449682
    Abstract: A broom comprises a head supporting bristles. A handle is connected to the head at a swivel joint where the swivel joint allows the handle to feely rotate relative to the head. A lock is movable to a locked position to fix the position of the handle relative to the head when the head is in a first position relative to the handle and an unlocked position where the head is free to rotate relative to the handle. A method of operating a broom comprises providing a head supporting bristles connected to a handle at a lockable swivel joint; locking the lockable swivel joint to fix the position of the handle relative to the head in a first position; and unlocking the lockable swivel joint to allow the handle to rotate relative to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Commerical Products, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Grant Mason, Matthew Scott Kepner, William Michael Charrier
  • Patent number: 8434189
    Abstract: A brush includes: a brushing unit including a bristle-retaining member that has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, a plurality of bristles retained on the bristle-retaining member and disposed on the first side, and a pivot connector provided on the second side of the bristle-retaining member; a handgrip having a pivoted portion that is pivotally connected to the pivot connector, a grip portion that is opposite to the pivoted portion, and a positioning portion that is disposed between the pivoted portion and the grip portion; and a resilient component disposed between the brushing unit and the handgrip, and providing a biasing force for urging the positioning portion of the handgrip to abut against the bristle-retaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Huo-Pia Wang
  • Patent number: 8353076
    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: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Master Poe Productions, Inc.
    Inventor: Mary Asta
  • Patent number: 8353075
    Abstract: An oral care implement or toothbrush includes a head, tooth cleaning elements and tissue cleansing elements. The tooth cleaning elements may be provided on a first face of the toothbrush head while the tissue cleansing elements may be disposed on a second face of the head. The head may further include one or more splits that provide flexible and non-flexible regions. Various configurations of splits may be used to create different effects such as more responsive flexion, regions of differing flexibility and/or different degree of flexion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: James Herbert Kemp
  • Publication number: 20120311802
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner brushroll/agitator assembly that sweeps carpets/rugs from two opposing directions during vacuum operation. This dual sweeping motion is accomplished by assembling smaller brushroll Sections onto a Center Axle to equal the length and size of the traditional, one-piece brushroll. Each Section rotates in the opposite direction of the adjacent Sections. The new art solves the problem of carpet fibers being constantly swept from only one (the same) side of the fibers during each repetitive-pattern vacuuming episode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Andre' LaGary Hinnant
  • Patent number: 8327492
    Abstract: A toothbrush having a handle, a head, and a neck extending between the handle and the head is disclosed. The handle having one or more elastomeric handle regions. The head having a first face and a second face. The second face opposes the first face and at least one of the first face or second face has an elastomer filled recess. The elastomer filled recess has a plurality of cleaning elements. An elastomer filled supply channel extends from the one or more elastomeric handle regions to the elastomer filled recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: David Victor Cann
  • Patent number: 8321990
    Abstract: A detachable multifunctional cleaner comprises a handle which has an insertion piece downwardly protruded from one end; a cover which has an insertion hole at one side of an upper surface for inserting the insertion piece; and a foreign substance removing means which is detachably attached to the cover, wherein the insertion piece and the insertion hole are assembled on a vertical line Z with respect to a bottom surface of the cover, and at least one position determination protrusion and at least one position determination groove are formed in the insertion piece and the insertion hole, respectively, for determining the engaging position of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Pil Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 8321988
    Abstract: The grooved broom for use with a refrigerated trailer floor that includes a plurality of separated regions of bristles having the same length. The separated regions of bristles form grooves, which are adaptively engaged upon a grooved or notch floor, which is typically associated with trailer floors. The grooved broom features adjustable ends that extends and retracts along each end of said broom, and which provides a means to sweep against sides of said floor. The adjustable end is adjusted via a spring-loaded button that is located on the broom, and which can lock upon one of a plurality of holes located on the respective adjustable end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory Randall
  • Patent number: 8286294
    Abstract: An adjoined shock absorbing non-breakable two-sectional swivel type attachment in which one section is made from a unitary shock absorbing flexible elastomer material absorbing shocks and allowing for a quick release clamp mechanism and the other section is adjoined by an axis that retains the handle allowing for swivel movement. The combination of the quick release unitary flexible clamp mechanism adjoined to a swivel mechanism allows for small tools, cleaning devices, such as scrub brushes, wall washers, abrasive pad holders, etc. or any other type of device requiring a non-breakable quick disconnect device to occur that can be easily engaged and disengaged allowing tools, etc. to also be used as a hand held device. When the swivel mechanism is in the locked fixed non-swiveling position, the shock absorbing axis and its supporting upper and lower plates, that are retained by a pin, flex and absorbs shocks due to its elastomers flexible properties and eliminates breakage when hitting stationary objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Simon Cassar
  • Patent number: 8276236
    Abstract: A baseboard cleaning apparatus for cleaning a baseboard of a wall extending upright along the wall with respect to a floor includes a cleaning head and a block positioned in either side of a skid plate, and which are connected by a connector that extends through a slot formed in the skid plate. The skid plate has a lower extremity formed with a skid, and the connector is movable along the slot between lowered positions of the baseboard cleaning head and the fixture toward the skid formed in the lower extremity of the skid plate, and raised positions of the baseboard cleaning head and the fixture away from the skid formed in the lower extremity of the skid plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Michele I. Goodman, Isaias Luna
  • Patent number: 8261398
    Abstract: A paint brush has a handle and a paint brush head. The paint brush head is detachable from the paint brush handle. The paint brush head may be rotatable to a number of positions relative to the paint brush handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Margco International, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher E. Haigh, Louis B. Schiesz, Clarence Wesley Headrick, III
  • Patent number: 8245348
    Abstract: A manual toothbrush with a handle and a toothbrush head mounted on the handle. A pivot bearing for pivoting the toothbrush head relative to the handle is arranged between the toothbrush head and the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: BRAUN GmbH
    Inventors: Florina Winter, Jens Alinski, Heidrun Schmelcher, Gerhard Schafer, Holger Port, Manfred Klawuhn, Frank Gliemroth
  • Patent number: 8185998
    Abstract: A half-moon brush or other cosmetic applicator is in two parts, each having a head and a flat handle. The handle of each part has a wide major face and a narrow side face. The two parts are combined in a first configuration with the two narrow side faces abutting and the heads side by side to form a single wide, flat head, and are combined in a second configuration with the two wide major faces abutting and the heads face to face to form a single thicker, less wide, flat head. Each of the parts of the applicator has magnetic components that cooperate with magnetic components in the other part to hold the applicator parts together in both the first and the second configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Anisa International, Inc.
    Inventor: Hong Lian Xu
  • Patent number: 8136196
    Abstract: A dusting tool (1) with a handle (2) to which two bars (3, 4) are attached at a certain distance from each other, with the free ends (5, 6) of said bars (3, 4) being connected to each other and with a number of spacers (7) being disposed between said bars (3, 4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventor: Uwe Dingert
  • Patent number: 8132283
    Abstract: A push broom that is constructed of a broom head that includes a broom plate for supporting bristles or the like and having a rest surface and a bristle support surface; an elongated handle attached to the broom plate of the broom head and for controlling a sweeping action of the broom head and a pivotal coupling member for mounting the elongated handle with the broom head. The pivotal coupling member has separate positions including a rest position in which the broom head rests on the rest surface of the broom plate so that the handle is substantially upright to maintain the broom free-standing and an action position in which the handle is pivoted relative to the broom head so as to enable the sweeping action of the broom head by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy P. Downes
  • Patent number: 8127392
    Abstract: A convertible broom having a broom head able to be selectively latched in either of two pivoted angular positions with respect to a broom handle. A latch mechanism includes a sleeve grip slidable on the handle to move a locking feature into and out of engagement with either of two locator features or pairs of locator features on a head bracket pivotally mounted to one end of the handle. On locator feature (or pair of features) is aligned with the locking feature with the broom head in a straight configuration, the other locator feature aligned with the locking feature with the broom head in a push broom configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Wilson
  • Patent number: 8123712
    Abstract: An improved swab device includes a handle member having a swab portion and a hinge. The hinge divides the handle member into a handle portion and a controllable portion. The device further includes a first stop member and a second stop member. The controllable portion may articulate from a rest position in a first direction until it is retained in a first retained position. The first stop member is configured to prohibit the swab portion from articulating any further in a first direction and also may be configured to maintain the swab portion in the first retained position. The swab portion may then be released from the first retained position and articulate in an opposite second direction until it is retained in a second position. The second stop member is configured to prohibit the swab from articulating any further in a second direction and also may be configured to maintain the swab portion in the second retained position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Professional Disposables International, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert P. Julius
  • Patent number: 8117707
    Abstract: A brush device can be releasably attached to a distal end of a pool broom and has a plurality of strategically placed brushes which brushingly engage the surfaces of the beams of a pool cage to clean those surfaces. The brushes are mounted on a head that can be angularly adjusted so the brushes will engage the cage surfaces in a manner which is conducive to thorough cleaning of those surfaces. The brushes are releasably mounted so they can be removed for cleaning or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Gary Robert Ruh, II