Fabric Patents (Class 15/208)
  • Patent number: 10398281
    Abstract: A cleaning element includes a fiber assembly having a plurality of fibers extending in a predetermined direction and a nonwoven fabric provided on the fiber assembly. A first fusion bonded part extends in a cross direction traversing the predetermined direction to fusion-bond the fiber assembly and the nonwoven fabric, and a plurality of second fusion bonded parts is provided discontinuously in the cross direction to fusion-bond the fiber assembly and the nonwoven fabric. Each of the second fusion bonded parts has a first area and a second area. A length in the predetermined direction from the first fusion bonded part to the first area is different from a length in the predetermined direction from the first fusion bonded part to the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akemi Tsuchiya, Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9770153
    Abstract: A wipe structure of stitch bonded construction incorporating one or more substrate layers of an absorbent material with a barrier layer across a face side of the absorbent material and a preformed lightweight loop fabric disposed across the underside of the absorbent layers with loops projecting away from the absorbent layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: TIETEX INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Lori Shannon Sears
  • Patent number: 9526393
    Abstract: A cleaning element includes a fiber assembly having a plurality of fibers extending in a predetermined direction and a nonwoven fabric provided on the fiber assembly. A first fusion bonded part extends in a cross direction traversing the predetermined direction to fusion-bond the fiber assembly and the nonwoven fabric, and a plurality of second fusion bonded parts is provided discontinuously in the cross direction to fusion-bond the fiber assembly and the nonwoven fabric. Each of the second fusion bonded parts has a first area and a second area. A length in the predetermined direction from the first fusion bonded part to the first area is different from a length in the predetermined direction from the first fusion bonded part to the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akemi Tsuchiya, Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150121638
    Abstract: A retractable cosmetic implement may be movable between multiple different use positions. In one example, the cosmetic implement may include a housing elongated along a longitudinal axis, a multi-stop positioning mechanism disposed within the housing, an applicator coupled to the positioning mechanism at a first end of the housing, and a push-button for engaging the positioning mechanism, the push-button disposed at a second end of the housing. By actuating the positioning mechanism, the applicator may move through an opening to a partially extended position and/or a fully extended position from a retracted position. The applicator may have a material characteristic, such as a density of bristles, affected by its position relative to a rim of the opening applying a force against the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: HCT Group Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Cindy Sean Yuei Lim
  • Patent number: 8943641
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the removal of foreign matter, such as oil and dust, from the end faces of optical fiber and optical fiber connectors. Cleaning is effected by bringing carbon nanotube material into contact with an end face to create a differential adhesion in the proximity of the end face that more strongly attracts foreign matter residing on the end face to the carbon nanotube material than its attraction to the end face. The carbon nanotube material is applied with cleaning swabs or tapes that are used to clean end faces with swiping actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Linden Photonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Amaresh Mahapatra, Stephen M. O'Riorden
  • Patent number: 8935824
    Abstract: A wipe structure of stitch bonded construction incorporating one or more substrate layers of an absorbent material with a barrier layer across a face side of the absorbent material and a preformed lightweight loop fabric disposed across the underside of the absorbent layers with loops projecting away from the absorbent layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Tietex International, Ltd
    Inventor: Lori Shannon Sears
  • Patent number: 8931115
    Abstract: Microfiber cloth is attached to articles of regularly worn clothing, including shirt tails, neckties, scarves, sweaters, pants or other clothing article, making the microfiber cloth more accessible and ready to use for cleaning surfaces of personal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Nathanael Moon Bonham
  • Patent number: 8881336
    Abstract: A cleaning substrate (1) comprising an absorbent layer (2); a surface layer (3) comprising a macro-apertured laminate (31) of a thermoplastic formed film (32) and a nonwoven layer (33); wherein said thermoplastic formed film (32) is in direct contact with said absorbent layer (2), and said macro-apertured laminate (31) has a thickness (35) of from 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David John Pung, Edward Philip Allie
  • Patent number: 8863347
    Abstract: A cleaning pad structure of stitch bonded construction incorporating one or more substrate layers of an absorbent nonwoven material with an optional additional fluid blocking substrate layer of polymer film or other suitable material in juxtaposed relation to the absorbent nonwoven layers. Stitching yarns are introduced in stitching relation through the substrate layers. One face of the pad defines a cleaning surface of raised yarn loops formed by the stitched yarns. The pad further includes an attachment surface facing away from the cleaning surface. The stitches of yarns across the attachment surface define an engagement surface for attachment to cooperating hooking elements across a surface of a mop head to define a hook and loop attachment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Tietex International Ltd
    Inventor: Martin Wildeman
  • Patent number: 8857002
    Abstract: Cleaning sheets and cleaning tools that provide a wide cleaning area in a wetted state. A representative cleaning sheet includes a hydrophilic inner layer sheet and hydrophobic outer layer sheets. The inner layer sheet is disposed between the outer layer sheets and impregnated with cleaning solution. Fusion bonded layers are formed on inner sides (sides facing the inner layer sheet) of the outer layer sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Tomokazu Suda, Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8800094
    Abstract: A cleaning cloth of the invention includes: a first face including a first fold location and a second fold location that intersects and is generally perpendicular to the first fold location, the first and second fold locations dividing the entire first face into four quadrant cleaning areas of substantially equal size, each of the first and second fold locations having a length; and a set of four sequential indicators at the first face, with one of each of the set of four sequential indicators located at one of each of the four quadrant cleaning areas. The first face is free of marked lines that extend along the entire length of each of the first and second fold locations. In this fashion, a user may fold and unfold the cleaning cloth so as to expose and use one or more of the four quadrant cleaning areas in a particular sequence by reference to the sequential indicators, and whereby a user may know which of the four quadrant cleaning areas have been used by reference to the sequential indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Kaivac, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert S. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8789231
    Abstract: A textured wipe is provided that includes a non-woven or woven cotton wipe sheet, and in some embodiments a plurality of beads and/or a coating. The cotton wipe sheet has a wipe surface and an opposing back surface. The plurality of beads is adhered to the wipe surface. Each bead is formed to have a three dimensional geometry that extends outwardly from the wipe surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Xamax Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: James Yuan
  • Patent number: 8782843
    Abstract: A floor finish application apparatus and method for applying floor finishes to a floor. The floor finish application apparatus can include an applicator pad, which in some embodiments comprises filter material. In some embodiments, the filter material is air filter material, and has certain wet and/or dry friction characteristics, density, thickness, compressive resistance, liquid absorptive capacity, porosity, spreading capability, and/or leveling capability. In some embodiments, the pad has a stepped or otherwise uneven height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan E. Ludtke, Glenn Weaver, Axel Schmitz, Shwn-Meei Linden
  • Patent number: 8732900
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner lint brush accessory system having a lint brush and cradle. The lint brush has longitudinally opposed handle and brush portions. The brush portion has a brush material adapted to remove fibrous substances from a surface to be cleaned. The cradle has a chamber opening leading to a chamber. The chamber extends in the longitudinal direction and is adapted to longitudinally receive at least the brush portion of the lint brush, the chamber has at least one brush cleaning pad adapted to engage the brush material and remove the fibrous substances from the brush material. The chamber further includes an air outlet spaced from the chamber opening. The air outlet is selectively connectable to a vacuum passage of a vacuum cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Niederman, Thomas Josefsson, John C. Morphey, Brian Wang Sun
  • Patent number: 8661600
    Abstract: The invention provides a cleaning sheet that is excellent in capturing dust and dirt. The cleaning sheet according to the invention includes a base material sheet (2) and a cleaning surface forming sheet (3) that is bonded to the base material sheet (2). A slacked section (5) is formed in the cleaning surface forming sheet (2) between the bonding sections (6, 6) where the base material sheet (2) and the cleaning surface forming sheet (3) are bonded to each other, and a plurality of cuts (7) for capturing dust and dirt are formed at the slacked section (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Kikuo Yamada
  • Publication number: 20140041141
    Abstract: A stable finely knitted fabric is disclosed which includes a plurality of yarns including filaments of about 1.5 denier or less. The yarns are knitted into a fabric using a right-leaning top triangle (RTT) pattern. The fabric includes a face side having a plurality of parallel and elongated ridges and a back side having a smooth surface without elongated ridges. The fabric exhibits a wicking action from the smooth side to the ridged side of the fabric and excellent absorption. Further, the fabric may be used as a liquid applicator, when an absorbant liquid reservoir layer is added to the back side, as channels of air between the ridges increase liquid flow from the back side to the face side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: George Clarke
  • Patent number: 8646144
    Abstract: A cleaning sheet (1) includes at least one continuous-filament aggregate (10) formed by aggregating and orienting a multitude of continuous filaments (11) substantially in one orientation direction. The continuous filaments (11) are joined by a single first joining line (12) extending continuously in a direction orthogonal to the orientation direction of the continuous filaments (11) and are joined by a plurality of second joining lines (13) extending in the orientation direction. In this way, the continuous filaments (11) in the continuous-filament aggregate (10) are kept in an aggregated state. Preferably, the second joining lines (13) are connected to the first joining line (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Wada, Hiroshi Otsuka
  • Patent number: 8640296
    Abstract: A cleaning tool is provided and includes a cleaning head moveable between a plurality of configurations. The cleaning head may include a main panel, a handle coupled to the main panel via a universal joint, a first side panel pivotally coupled to a first edge of the main panel, and a second side panel pivotally coupled to a second edge of the main panel opposite the first edge. The cleaning tool may also include two biasing members for biasing the first and second panels toward a flat position and at least one ramp member engageable with a surface to pivot at least one of the first and second side panels upward out of its flat position toward an upward pivoted position. The cleaning tool may further include an actuator for pivoting one or more of the side panels between flat and upward pivoted positions, and a selectively deployable scrubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Quickie Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Jace A. Weaver, Ryan Sheckels, Sean E. Monahan, Michael A. Schiavo
  • Patent number: 8617685
    Abstract: Conventional cleaning sheets having brush parts provided on a surface of substratum sheet have been satisfactory in the trapping of dirt or dust at the brush parts but unsatisfactory in the trapping of dirt or dust at areas between brush parts where no brush is present. It is intended to provide a cleaning sheet with which any dirt or dust having sneaked through areas between brush parts and remaining untrapped can be trapped by brush parts provided in alternately positioning relationship adjacent to the brush parts, thereby attaining effective cleaning. The cleaning sheet comprises a sheet substratum and, disposed on at least one major surface thereof, multiple brush part lines each provided with multiple brush parts arranged intermittently along one direction of the sheet substratum, the multiple brush part lines arranged in a direction intersecting with the one direction, and that mutually adjacent brush part lines are provided so that the respective brush parts are alternately positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Daisaku Yamada
  • Publication number: 20130333724
    Abstract: An extraction or absorbent pad that can be used to pick up spills and/or to remove spots from a surface. The absorbent pad has a core made of a super absorbent polymer laminate, a fluid impervious sheet positioned on one side of the core and a non-woven sheet positioned on the opposite side of the core from the fluid impervious sheet. A handle is provided on the pad to assist with transporting the pad without touching the portion of the pad that absorbs fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Darryl Moskowitz, Michael Grills
  • Publication number: 20130269134
    Abstract: A cleaning cloth of the present invention includes a body which further includes a first cloth and a foam layer. The first cloth is liquid-absorbable and has a first face and an opposite second face. The first cloth has a plurality of meshes penetrating the first and the second faces. The foam layer is a closed-cell foam which is composed of thermoplastic elastomer and is liquid-nonabsorbable. The foam layer is disposed on the second face of the first cloth, and the foam layer partially protrudes into the meshes. The first face of the first cloth and parts of the foam layer protruding into the meshes are capable of cleaning objects. Thereby, the cleaning cloth of the present invention has promoted performance of cleaning and is more durable and environment-friendly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: MENG-JIE LIN
  • Patent number: 8539633
    Abstract: An applicator for applying cleansing and stain removal chemicals to the outer surfaces of a gutter. The applicator includes a shaped head adapted to the contours of the gutter outer surface for applying the chemical evenly. The head carries an applicator pad which carries and deposits the chemical over the front and bottom surfaces of the gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventors: Tim S. Langley, Keith Lawson Brackett
  • Patent number: 8484791
    Abstract: The present invention consists of a pad that is curved to fit the inside surface of a toilet. The pad is large enough to cover the entire inside surface of the toilet. The lower portion of the pad is submerged into the trapped water at the bottom of the toilet. A part of the trapped water sucks up to the pad through the fibers of the pad materials. The wet pad stays on the surface of the toilet bowl. The leaning agent stored in the cleaning pad works with the stain on the bowl surface to clean the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Chien H. Lin
  • Patent number: 8475600
    Abstract: A cleaning sheet including a cleaning layer which has a microasperity shape having an arithmetic average roughness Ra of 0.05 ?m or less and a maximum height Rz of 1.0 ?m or less. Preferably, a substantial surface area of the cleaning layer per a flat surface of 1 mm2 is 150% or more of a substantial surface area of a silicon wafer mirror surface per a flat area of 1 mm2. The cleaning sheet may be provided on at least one surface of a transfer member so that the transfer member has a cleaning function. When the cleaning sheet or the transfer member having a cleaning function is transferred in a substrate processing apparatus in place of a substrate to be processed therein, the cleaning sheet contacts and cleans a site of the substrate processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Uenda, Yukio Arimitsu, Yoshio Terada, Yasuhiro Amano, Akihisa Murata
  • Patent number: 8341797
    Abstract: A swab (10, 110) for a mop includes an outer casing (14) and an inner filling (20), the outer casing (14) being made of an absorbent material and enveloping the inner filling (20), and the inner filling (20) being made of an absorbent material, opposite major surfaces (16, 18) of the outer casing (14) being attached together though the inner filling (20) to form depressions (28) in the opposite major surfaces (16, 18) of the outer casing (14) and to limit movement of the inner filling (20) within the outer casing (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald Alexander Young
  • Patent number: 8312588
    Abstract: A window-screen-cleaning fabric comprises a base cloth and a plurality of fibers comprising (A) a crimped fiber and (B) a flat fiber. In the fabric, the crimped fibers and the flat fibers are raised from a first surface of the base cloth, and the height of the flat fibers from the first surface of the base cloth is greater than that of the crimped fibers from the first surface of the base cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Maru-T Ohtsuka Corp., Linzer Products Corp.
    Inventors: Tosirou Yamaguchi, Toshikazu Ohyama
  • Patent number: 8292533
    Abstract: A towel for cleaning vehicles and other surfaces is formed of a combination of microfiber material and chamois material and comprises a first relatively thicker portion; and a second relatively thinner portion. An enclosed region is formed in the first portion for receiving a cleaning agent or disinfectant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventors: Christina Scott, Kevin Neighley
  • Patent number: 8206662
    Abstract: A cap including a penetrable material adapted to be pierced by a fluid transfer device and an absorbent material positioned above the penetrable material. The absorbent material permits passage of the fluid transfer device and absorbs fluid material present on an outer surface of the fluid transfer device as it is being removed from the cap. The cap is useful for accessing the contents of an associated fluid-holding vessel multiple times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Gen-Probe Incorporated
    Inventors: Nick M. Carter, Daniel L. Kacian
  • Patent number: 8187985
    Abstract: Abrasive pads/scrubbers used for cleaning utensils and the like which usually involve rubbing of the pad along with some applied detergent/cleansing agent on the surface to be cleaned. More particularly, the invention is directed to an all purpose abrasive pad obtained of treated white coir which would be user friendly, durable with the loose fibers effectively interlocked and also having glossy, flexible, non-odour and tack free touch abrasive texture. Unlike the conventional synthetic fibers and metallic wool based abrasive pads, the treated white coir abrasive pad is found to be hygienic and free of any odour or be prone to microbes and advantageously durable maintaining its desired shape and texture even after repeated use and applications. The simple natural fibre based abrasive pads having effective lifespan and also safe and hygienic favoring handling conditions in various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Inovex Enterprises (P) Ltd.
    Inventor: Namita Rautray
  • Patent number: 8186001
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide effective technique for a higher cleaning effect and higher operability of a cleaning element. According to a representative cleaning tool, bonding thickness of the fusion bonded part 117 in a thickness direction of the cleaning element 111 of the cleaning tool 110 is smaller than the bonding thickness of the fusion bonded part 114.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Akemi Tsuchiya, Yoshinori Tanaka, Nicola John Policicchio, Andrea Pfarr Switzer
  • Patent number: 8178176
    Abstract: Sealed liquid tissue is comprised of a length of tissue and a layer of waterproof film. The layer of waterproof film has at least one pocket filled with liquid. The layer of waterproof film is attached to the top surface of the tissue. The bottom surface of the waterproof film is configured so that it has less resistance to bursting under hand pressure than the top surface of the film. Hand pressure applied to the film is capable of causing the bottom surface of the film surrounding the pocket to burst while the top surface of the film remains intact. This causes the liquid within the at least one pocket to escape through the bottom surface of the film to moisturize the length of tissue, thereby forming a wet wipe like article which has a wet lower surface and a dry upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Randy W. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8152929
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to cleaning products that are highly effective in cleaning articles that are susceptible to scratching, scuffing and/or abrasion. More specifically, the present invention relates to cleaning products that are made with a non-abrasive fabric that is comprised of a multitude of non-woven polyester fibers which are bound together with an ethylene-vinyl chloride copolymer binder into the form of a sheet. These cleaning products are highly effective at removing foreign matter from a substrate surface without scratching or scuffing the surface of the substrate. These cleaning products can be use to clean inanimate articles and in cleaning open lesions on humans and animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: David A. Perring
  • Patent number: 8101532
    Abstract: A lightweight, absorbent, disposable pad, and particularly to a lightweight, absorbent, disposable pad that entraps particles, retains liquid, and eliminates odors is provided. The pad can be used in a variety of ways in households, automobiles, and industry. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: Patrick Yananton
  • Publication number: 20120011670
    Abstract: An apparatus and a system comprise a joining mechanism comprising a first part and a second part. The first part is configured for joining to an iron. A lint removal unit is configured to be operable for removing particles from a surface of a material. A connector mechanism comprises a first end and a second end. The first end is configured for joining to the lint removal unit. The second end is configured for joining to the second part of the joining mechanism where using the iron on the material places the lint removal unit on the surface of the material for removing particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Abiola O. Ayediran, Adedolapo E. Ayediran
  • Patent number: 8074317
    Abstract: A towel specifically designed for cleaning vehicles and other surfaces without the use of soap or other cleaning agents is formed of a combination of microfiber material and chamois material and comprises a first relatively thicker portion formed primarily of an underlying layer of material and an outer layer of microfiber material that is folded over and attached to both faces of the underlying layer of material; and a second relatively thinner portion formed primarily of chamois material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventors: Kevin Arthur Neighley, Christina Renee Scott
  • Patent number: 8060973
    Abstract: A textile sheet element having selectively applied arrays of surface projection elements defining raised zones across an active surface for cleaning and/or personal care, The textile sheet element is adapted for use by itself and/or for attachment to a user manipulated support with or without a handle such as a mop head or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Tietex International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Wildeman, Michelis Hardegree, William D. Bell, Robert A. Johnson, David K. Osteen, Wade Wallace
  • Publication number: 20110256791
    Abstract: Nonwoven fibrous webs include elastic filaments such that the web as a whole exhibits elastic properties when stretched. The webs include a multiplicity of nonwoven fibers and at least one elastic filament entangled with at least a portion of the nonwoven fibers to form a self-supporting, cohesive, elastic nonwoven fibrous web. Methods of making such elastic nonwoven fibrous webs using hydro-entanglement, and uses of such webs to form articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: David L. Seidel, Troy K. Ista, Timothy J. Lindquist, Scott J. Tuman
  • Publication number: 20110232017
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a base which has at least one dust collector received therein and two rollers are located in the underside of the base. Each roller includes multiple scrape plates extending radially outward therefrom so as to remove the dust from the floor into the at least one dust collector. At least two connection plates are connected to two opposite sides of the base and a wiping fabric, made of absorbent material, is attached between the at least two connection plates and located across an underside of the base. The wiping fabric can remove liquid type stuff on the floor. An assistance unit is connected to one side of the base and includes brushes or s wiping plate to clean the dust at the corner or beside the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Chien-Hsiung Hung, Lung-Chi Wu
  • Patent number: 7917985
    Abstract: Wipes capable of picking up hair and other large particles, and methods of making same, are provided. A wipe includes a layer of netting material bonded to a substrate, and subsequently stretched via ring rolls such that strands of the netting material break and extend outwardly from the substrate to form teeth. The wipe may be impregnated with one or more chemical ingredients, such as cleaning solutions, soaps, antiseptics, surfactants, tackifying agents, antimicrobial agents, detergents, bleaches, polishes, and facial cleansers. The wipe may be electrostatically charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kyra Dorsey, Jessica Kapik
  • Patent number: 7884336
    Abstract: Sponge sanitizing enclosure with a front cover, a rear cover, an inner back plate, a base housing, a push plate, a push button, a UV lamp, electronics to support the UV lamp, a battery power supply, a translucent sponge, and a hinge member. The front and rear cover each being dish shaped and forming a hollow housing and being joined at their base by the hinge member. The inner back plate forms a bisection of the front cover and the rear cover. The UV light is located between the rear cover and the inner back plate. The front cover includes a centrally located aperture that accepts the push button which is fixedly attached to the push plate. The space between the push plate and the inner back plate accommodates the translucent sponge. The base housing encloses the electronics and the battery power supply that support the UV lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Brent Gibson
  • Patent number: 7870635
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cleaning tool sheet and a cleaning tool capable of use for wiping cleaning by contacting the surface of objects to be cleaned in various locations. In a cleaning tool sheet (1), fiber bundles (3) are laminated on one side face of a base sheet (2); the central parts in the direction of flow of the fibers constituting the fiber bundles (3) are joined by a central joining part (4) continuously formed in the central part of the base sheet (2) and joined at a spot-form joining part (7) formed intermittently on a parallel line between the central joining part (4) and two end edges (2a, 2b) parallel therewith. The two ends (31a, 31b) in the direction of flow of the fibers of the fiber bundles (3) are not joined to the base sheet (2). An attaching part (8) for attaching onto a holding member is provided at both ends of the base sheet (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventor: Kikuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 7854037
    Abstract: A paint pad with adjustable handle belong to painting tool field, includes a handle; a pad unite that includes a pad support body and a pad holder plate, the pad holder plate is connected to the bottom of the pad support body; wherein the pad support body has a handle groove on the top; a orientation part is under the groove, its up surface has a plurality of orientation teeth; the handle with plurality of adjusting teeth at the end of handle is located in the groove; a knob on the top of the pad support body can adjust the relationship between the orientation teeth and adjusting teeth. The conventional paint pad is fallible and instable for keeping stable angle between the handle and pad unite, it influences the painting route and uniformity, and reduces painting quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventor: Jianxin Lu
  • Publication number: 20100306945
    Abstract: A device for cleaning the oral cavity, having the basic form (1) of a thimble. In order that the same cannot simply slide off the finger, and thereby also remain hygienic even after multiple uses, the base form (1) has a flexibly designed locking feature (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas Methfessel
  • Publication number: 20100263151
    Abstract: A unique device that has two sides, one gauze, one cotton, to allow the cleaning and exfoliating of skin. The device can clean makeup, exfoliate, clean wounds, while changing surfaces, remove makeup around the eyes, face and perform all functions normally serviced by a single sided pad or applicator with a stronger secondary surface that increases the number of uses, and makes the item in issue long lasting for comparable price. The cotton is absorbent, the gauze side strong enough to remove all dirt without deteriorating, and do so faster and more efficiently than cotton alone. It is essentially a potentially two-step device, the delicate side for usage first, followed by the stronger gauze covering as deemed necessary. There is no comparable prior or present art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Roberta B. Koehl
  • Patent number: 7797784
    Abstract: A net for making body scrubbing tool includes a tubular net body and at least one member fastened to the tubular net body and made from a material different from that of the tubular net body. In this way, a body scrubbing tool constructed from the net has a better foam forming capacity and variant roughness on variant portion thereof so as to provide a satisfactory cleaning effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Che Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 7735180
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cleaning sheet to be attached to a cleaning head. The cleaning sheet has an attachment surface coated with a viscoelastic polymer such as SEBS for preventing slipping of the cleaning sheet relative to the cleaning head. Over the working temperature range between ?20° C. and 40° C., the viscoelastic polymer has a stable storage modulus (G?) of 104 to 106.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7712178
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cleaning tool sheet and a cleaning tool capable of use for wiping cleaning by contacting the surface of objects to be cleaned in various locations. In a cleaning tool sheet (1), fiber bundles (3) are laminated on one side face of a base sheet (2); the central parts in the direction of flow of the fibers constituting the fiber bundles (3) are joined by a central joining part (4) continuously formed in the central part of the base sheet (2) and joined at a spot-form joining part (7) formed intermittently on a parallel line between the central joining part (4) and two end edges (2a, 2b) parallel therewith. The two ends (31a, 31b) in the direction of flow of the fibers of the fiber bundles (3) are not joined to the base sheet (2). An attaching part (8) for attaching onto a holding member is provided at both ends of the base sheet (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventor: Kikuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 7691760
    Abstract: A wipe is provided that includes a first wiping member bonded to a backing member along valleys, whereby the wiping member includes a plurality of discrete peaks, and an adhesive is provided, in one embodiment, in the valleys and not on the peaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ronald E. Bergsten, John L. Erickson, Daneeta L. Erickson, legal representative, Thomas E. Haskett, Michele H. Pollock, Yasuo Sudo
  • Publication number: 20100072083
    Abstract: The soap pouch is a double-layered net pouch adapted to enclose a bar of soap. The double-layered netting is fabricated from an extruded hydrophobic, thermoplastic, polymeric fiber. The netting has substantially smooth exterior surfaces and slip-fast meshes of an average width of one to twenty millimeters. The pouch is open at one end for easy replacement of soap. A drawstring is disposed at the open end for closing the open end when desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Beatrice M. Buffam, Ian D. Buffam
  • Patent number: 7681275
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dust cloth texture having fiber bundles or bundles of intermingled yarn for dusting formed on a cleaning side of a piece of nonwoven cloth by locally press-fusing. The dust cloth texture is characterized by that a plurality of press-fusing lines are formed on the dust cloth by successively splicing a plurality of closed geometric frames, whereby the lengths and directions of the fiber bundles or intermingled yarn extending outside the fusing frames are varied with the geometric shapes and line angles of the fusing lines, such that the freedom of distribution of the fibers or intermingled yarn is increased and the dusting effect is also optimized. Meanwhile, the fiber bundles or yarn inside the fusing frames are undulated to further enhance the cleaning effect of the dust cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventors: Pai Yung Lin, Ya Ching Yang