Mitts, Cots, And Shoes Patents (Class 15/227)
  • Patent number: 10653227
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator includes a first body having a hollow, unpressurized interior, wherein the first body is made at least in part from a material that is resilient. In one aspect, the cosmetic applicator further includes a cover removably securable on the first body. A coating for a cosmetic applicator includes a first body made at least in part from a material that is resilient and has a hollow, unpressurized interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: L'Oréal
    Inventor: Lemis Tarajano
  • Patent number: 10632039
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for reducing the stresses applied to the hands of a therapist and improving the ability of the therapist to accurately apply a desired level of pressure to a patient when performing massage therapy on that patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Motiviational Medicine, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin Bring
  • Patent number: 10609972
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a hand apparatus, such as a glove or a mitten, with attachable securing members is disclosed. The hand apparatus can have a hand receiving portion, one or more finger portions, a thumb portion, and a body portion. The body portion comprises a dorsal side, a palm side, a first securing member, and a second securing member. The body portion can also comprise of a third securing member attached between the far side and near side of the body portion. The securing members can be attachable to the other securing members by fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Stephanie Alexander Berry
  • Patent number: 10575618
    Abstract: A hand applicator of liquids from openable capsules includes (from top to bottom) a semi-rigid membrane (1), an unfolding impermeable membrane (5), an openable capsule (6), a non-collapsible concave dissector (8), and an absorber (9) and is welded with a rounded edge seam (10). The semirigid membrane (1) comprises a fixed portion (11), a raisable grip (2), and a means for raising the grip (2)—a bending segment (3) or an edge cut-out (4) of the grip (2). The grip (2) and the segment (3) are congruently cut-through and connected by breakable bridges (15). The segment (3) bends down to enable a finger access under the grip (2) to raise the grip (2) and break the capsule (6). The grip (2) includes stiffeners (14), a diametrical hinge (12) with a more pliable central part (13), and a means (21) for opening the capsule (6). The impermeable membrane (5) unfolds and elongates to allow the finger to break the capsule (6) and includes a flat edge (16). The capsule (6) contains a liquid (7) and an actuator (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: COMPHARM
    Inventor: Misha Tereschouk
  • Patent number: 10550533
    Abstract: A device for sanitary collection of materials features a bag having a closed bottom end, side walls that extend from the closed bottom end to delimit a collection space above the closed bottom end, and a hand protector that is attached to one of said side walls and has a hollow interior that is open or openable at one end to enable insertion of one's hand into the hand protector. A handle is provided in an opposing side wall so that that bag can be suspended in an open state between a wrist or forearm on which the hand protector is worn, and the hand of the user's opposite arm. A stamping operation performed on a continuous plastic web is operable to efficiently create the bag and hand protector as integral parts of a unitary bag construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Lee Currie
  • Patent number: 10485291
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a dual-density insole (or sock liner) for a shoe. According to aspects set forth herein, the insole includes a carrier with two cavities. Two inserts with a density or hardness level that is different from that of the carrier are positioned in the cavities for increased performance. The disclosed insole further exhibits a molded geometry marked with shaped protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Risha Dupre, Eugene LeSieur, Haim Horesh
  • Patent number: 10478946
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an abrasive material in the form of a mesh, which is obtained by means of a method of impregnating an open mesh support with a binder, followed by the application of a suitable abrading material and subsequent drying or consolidation. The present material, due to the open mesh structure, allows the suction of the dust and residual material that is formed during the use thereof, and has optimum values of elasticity, resistance and efficacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: KEYON S.R.L.
    Inventor: Alberto Chiavenato
  • Patent number: 10471317
    Abstract: Methods and devices for cleaning materials are provided. The device may include a cloth having a first textured surface and a second textured surface with the second textured surface being coarser than the first textured surface, and a compartment housed in the cloth having an opening on the outside of the cloth. The compartment is configured to enclose a hand of a user, and wherein the second surface is positioned on the outside of the cloth over portions of the compartment configured to house a thumb and at least one finger of the hand of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Promod Sood
  • Patent number: 10455890
    Abstract: The invention discloses a pair of intelligent massage shoes, each including a vamp, a sole composed of a sole plate and a cushion plate, and massage columns arranged in the sole plate and stretching out of the cushion plate. The massage columns are matched with positions of acupuncture points of a sole, and are driven to carry out a reciprocating motion up and down through a lifting power device, thus massaging the sole. The lifting power device is fixed on a bottom plate, which is connected with an adjustment power device that pushes the lifting power device to move back and forth, thus adjusting the front and back positions of the massage columns to adapt to feet with different sizes. Each shoe has an air pocket charged with air through an electric air charging apparatus, thus forming a space in the shoe adaptive to accommodate the feet with different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN FITTOP HEALTH TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10449879
    Abstract: A method and a protective removable cover are presented. The protective removable cover comprises a number of sheets of fabric joined together in a toroidal shape such that an interior of the toroidal shape and an exterior of the toroidal shape have a same surface. The number of sheets of fabric joined together in the toroidal shape is configured to roll over a monument such that the monument is substantially covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Nathaniel James Stenberg, Robert James Fisher, Thomas Ralph Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10449093
    Abstract: Described herein is a fingertip cleaning apparatus comprising a fingertip receiving portion including a conical wall defining a cavity having an open end configured to allow a fingertip of a user to be inserted into the cavity, the conical wall extending along and surrounding a cone axis, the conical wall forming a cone angle with the cone axis, a gripping portion comprising a flap that extends from the conical wall of the e fingertip receiving portion along a grip axis that forms a grip angle with the cone axis; and the grip angle being greater than the once angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FINGERTIPS ENTERPRISE, LLC
    Inventors: Alon Seifert, Eitan Cohen, Matthew L. Chin, Gareth Brown, Stephen Kaes
  • Patent number: 10433924
    Abstract: A glove with an enhanced gripping textured surface is disclosed herein. In preferred embodiments, the glove contains a palm region adapted to cover the palm of a person's hand, a thumb region extending outwardly from the palm region, an index finger region disposed adjacent the thumb region, a middle finger region adjacent the index finger region, a ring finger region adjacent the middle finger region, and a little finger region adjacent the ring finger region with each region containing a textured surface. In preferred embodiments, the textured surface is formed by a plurality of dimensionally hierarchical structures superimposed in layers. The textured surface of the invention, when in contact with wet tissue, repels water at a first texture layer and traps tissue at a second texture layer, such that when in tissue contact, especially exudative tissue, tissue fixatively localizes to the glove surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BVW Holding AG
    Inventors: Lukas Bluecher, Michael Milbocker
  • Patent number: 10426299
    Abstract: An exfoliation and body cream application mitt is configured to apply a thickened liquid to a human user. The exfoliation and body cream application mitt has a back side and a front side joined to one another forming a pocket therebetween. The front side is adapted to accomplish exfoliation and the back side is adapted to accomplish lotion application. A soft fabric arranged within the back side and configured to gently spread body creams, foams and lotions to a skin surface. A wrist section is arranged between the back side and the front side, defining an opening for receiving a hand of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: James Snyder
  • Patent number: 10264875
    Abstract: In at least one aspect of this disclosure, a dental finger glove device can include a first finger portion configured to fit on a first digit of a user and a second finger portion configured to fit on a second digit of a user and connected to the first finger portion. An outer surface of the finger portion can include a mesh material for massaging teeth. The mesh material can include gauze or any other suitable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Aleksandra Shaykova
  • Patent number: 10258021
    Abstract: A pet cleaning apparatus 10 comprises a portable lightweight self-contained pre-pressurizable fluid control and mix delivery station 12, a glove device 24 for outputting fluid, and a connecting member 26 for connecting the station 12 and the glove device 24, thus facilitating simultaneous petting, holding and cleaning of a pet with a single hand. Preferably pressurizing is achieved via a hand pump 32. Preferably the glove device 24 incorporates a pressure activated system, so that fluid is outputted when pressure is applied to a coat of a pet. Distance outputting may also be provided, thus providing multiple variable output options for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Brown, Jethro Bennett
  • Patent number: 10188191
    Abstract: A lip exfoliator includes an exfoliant with one or more dry abrasive materials for exfoliation of the lips, which may be provided as a single compact unit. Embodiments of a lip exfoliator may include an attachment surface—such as an adhesive sticker, suction device, or cup mechanism—for attaching the lip exfoliator to a lip balm or other cosmetic. Thus, a consumer may use embodiments of the lip exfoliator with a lip balm or cosmetic of their choice easily while on the go.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Deanna Dudek
  • Patent number: 10172505
    Abstract: A cleaning pad for a robot cleaner includes a back piece, an absorbent sheet, and a water permeable web. The water permeable web has a web body which is of such a dimension as to form a downward draping unit to shield the absorbent sheet. The downward draping unit is embossed toward the back piece and along at least one line oriented in a lengthwise direction to form successive downward draping members each defining a height between a lowermost area thereof and a lower major surface of the back piece. The heights of the successive downward draping members are incrementally decreased from a rearmost one of the successive downward draping members to a frontmost one of the successive downward draping members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KANG NA HSIUNG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Chi Tai, Ho-Hsi Yang, Chien-Chung Su, Lung-Chieh Lin
  • Patent number: 10166008
    Abstract: A modified glove includes a glove portion and a wipe portion. The wipe portion is attached to the inner or palm surface of the glove, and comes in wet and dry varieties. The wet variety contains water or mild cleaning agents or some combination thereof, and can be scented or unscented. An embodiment of the modified glove is a single modified glove, while another embodiment is multiple modified gloves, such as three modified gloves in one. One aspect of the modified glove is for cleaning the rectal area of an individual. Another aspect of the modified glove is for cleaning other areas of an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Malcolm Edgar Scoon
  • Patent number: 10149591
    Abstract: A cleaning mitt includes a base layer, a cleaning cloth layer, and a cover layer. The base layer has first and second portions interconnected by a connector. The first and second portions are folded and sealed to define a shell having an open proximal end and an interior pocket. The shell defines a palm section, a fingers section extending distally from the palm section, and first and second thumb sections extending from opposed sides of the palm section. The connector is disposed within the interior pocket. The cleaning cloth layer has a cleaning solution disposed thereon and/or therein, is secured to an outer surface of the shell, and extends about a portion of the palm section and fingers section of the shell. The cover layer is removably disposed about the cleaning cloth layer and secured to the outer surface of the shell about a portion of the cleaning cloth layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph P. Hagen
  • Patent number: 10143352
    Abstract: A glove comprises a pair of fabric members of the same size and configuration in registration with each other and including opposed ends, with one end narrower than the other end. The fabric members are detachably connected by a two-component connector with one component of the two-component connector being on an inside face of one fabric member and the other component of the two-component connector being on an inside face of the other fabric member. The one fabric member includes a pocket extending along a longitudinal axis of the glove. The pocket is configured to receive a hand of a user and, at the narrower end, includes an entrance for the hand. The pocket comprises a ceiling formed of a first fabric material and a floor of the same first fabric material. The other fabric member has an exterior surface opposite its inner face comprising a cloth material covering an absorbent foam material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Kurt Robinson
  • Patent number: 10136685
    Abstract: Embodiments of a tactical hand warmer apparatus having a first glove portion defining a first glove recess that is detachably connected to a second glove portion defining a second glove recess for allowing an individual to warm their hands within the first and second glove recesses either closely together when the first and second glove portions are attached or apart when the first and second glove portions are detached are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: TYR Tactical, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Beck
  • Patent number: 10117522
    Abstract: Various implementations include a towel with a T-pocket and/or a method to sew a “T” pocket into a towel. The pocket in the towel may orient, support and/or secure the towel draped over a seat back or frame structure. The frame structure may be capable being accessibly and removably coupled to suitable objects, such as car seats and other seating having back rests or frames used to display advertising messages or items placed on display resting in the T-pocket. The T-pocket component may include a first end and a longer second end, the longer second end employed to provide a level of protection for the underlying seat and comfort to the seated person, but also allow the person to dry himself and maintain warmth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Joe Thomas Farris, II
  • Patent number: 10117558
    Abstract: A scrubbing patch set for gloves is provided including an inner hand patch sized and configured to generally cover the index finger, the thumb and an inner palm portion extending from the index finger to the thumb on the palm side of the glove. The patch set can also include a middle finger patch sized and configured to generally cover at least a distal end of the middle finger on the palm side of the glove; a ring finger patch sized and configured to generally cover at least a distal end of the ring finger on the palm side of the glove; and a little finger patch sized and configured to generally cover at least a distal end of the little finger on the palm side of the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Luis Alberto Restrepo
  • Patent number: 10118276
    Abstract: A media-bearing polisher and restorer removes surface and subsurface contaminants from one or more vehicle surfaces. In one or more embodiments, the media-bearing polisher and restorer comprises a body having a hemispherical shape. The body comprises a resilient or rigid material and one or more flutes for receiving one or more user fingers. One or more mediums, which absorbs and extracts contaminants from the surface, are attached to a bottom of the hemispherical body. A variety of media may be used with the media-bearing polisher and restorer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy D. Miller
  • Patent number: 10092932
    Abstract: A disposable pad for treating or cleaning various types of surfaces is presented. The disposable pad has one or more flaps that are operatively affixed to the first surface on the first sheet of the pad and is rotatably movable between a first configuration and a number of second configurations to expose one of many surface pairs having a cleaning material unique to the desired application. A second sheet is operatively affixed to the second surface of the first sheet on at least two edges to form a mitt-like cavity and provides for ambidextrous wielding of the disposable pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Alan Oster
  • Patent number: 10070760
    Abstract: A character-shaped porous mitt for housing and dispensing soap comprised of an outer body formed from terry cloth or similar material and a sponge-like material lining an interior cavity containing a soap pocket in which to hold bar or liquid soap that is fastened using a hook-and-loop fastener. An area at the mouth, the body or the rear of the mitt through which the bar of soap or the liquid soap can be received and housed until the soap mixes with water to produce a rich lather with which to cleanse a user's body. Finger pockets or loops are configured to receive the fingers of a user to allow the user to securely hold the mitt, even in the presence of rich lather. A rough-textured portion of the outer body provides added friction between the outer body and skin of a user to allow the user to scrub or exfoliate his or her skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: E. Ray Phillips
  • Patent number: 10022033
    Abstract: The foot mop is a cleaning implement that is adapted for use with a foot. The foot mop is adapted for use in cleaning a surface, especially a floor. The foot mop is worn on the foot. The foot mop cleans the surface by using the foot to rub the foot mop against a surface that needs to be cleaned. The foot mop comprises a plurality of bristles. The foot mop is further adapted for use with cleaning products. The foot mop comprises a plurality of shoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Bonita Maynard
  • Patent number: 9986727
    Abstract: A fishing glove/mitt device comprises: a fingers component; a thumb netting support, a flexible netting element between the wearer's fingers and thumb, and a palm-cuff wrap. The wearer of this device can manipulate the netting portion between his/her fingers and thumb to at least partially close it about the fish being caught. An optional net frame support may extend angularly outwardly and upwardly between the thumb and fingers or between side supports of this netting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Aaron V. Tidridge
  • Patent number: 9974418
    Abstract: A bodily washing assembly for inhibiting cross contamination between patients in a medical environment includes a mitt that is selectively worn on a hand. A cleaning unit is coupled to the mitt. The cleaning unit washes the user when the user wears the mitt. The cleaning unit contains a fluid soap. The fluid soap is selectively dispensed onto the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Marlene Clarke
  • Patent number: 9968145
    Abstract: An ambidextrous or hand-specific glove including a wrist region, a palm region, and a digit region. The glove may be fabricated of nitrile rubber that is free of or essentially free of zinc, sulfur and accelerators to reduce allergic reactions in populations required to frequently wear protective gloves. A band region that partially or fully encircles a user's finger knuckles may be provided for easier finger bending. Texturing may be provided on glove surfaces that are used to grip articles. The tip regions on the front surface of the index and middle finger regions may be un-textured or smooth to enable a user to take a patient's pulse. These tip regions may be of reduced diameter and circumference so as to pull the glove material tightly around the tips of the user's finger so that even a faint pulse in a patient may be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Summit Glove Inc.
    Inventor: James L. Hull
  • Patent number: 9957677
    Abstract: Method and device for disposal of waste including, without limitation, human or animal waste. Disposal device includes a bag-like member coupled to an absorbent member. The bag-like member may be folded for compact storage prior to use and unfolded during use thereof. A method for collecting, removing, and/or disposing of waste utilizing the disposal device including the steps of: unfolding the bag-like member; inserting a hand therein; collecting waste with the absorbent member; inverting the bag-like member so as to effectively wrap the absorbent member and waste within the bag-like member; optionally sealing the bag-like member; and disposing of the disposal device, the waste contained within the disposal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Monique Hope Johnson
  • Patent number: 9924748
    Abstract: An inputting fingertip sleeve includes a sleeve and an inputting end. The sleeve has a curved linear structure. The inputting end is fixed on the sleeve. The inputting end includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes. A material of the sleeve is conductive, can be metal, alloy or conductive polymer. The inputting end is electrically connected with the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9908218
    Abstract: A media-bearing polisher and restorer removes surface and subsurface contaminants from a vehicle, household or other surface. The media-bearing polisher and restorer comprises an ovoid body with a planar bottom. The body comprises a resilient or rigid material and one or more flutes for receiving one or more user fingers. A permeable elastic medium is removably attached to the planar bottom of the body, which absorbs and extracts contaminants from the surface. A variety of media can be used with the media-bearing polisher and restorer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy D. Miller
  • Patent number: 9877592
    Abstract: Various implementations include a towel with a T-pocket and/or a method to sew a “T” pocket into a towel. The pocket in the towel may orient, support and/or secure the towel draped over a seat back or frame structure. The frame structure may be capable being accessibly and removably coupled to suitable objects, such as car seats and other seating having back rests or frames used to display advertising messages or items placed on display resting in the T-pocket. The T-pocket component may include a first end and a longer second end, the longer second end employed to provide a level of protection for the underlying seat and comfort to the seated person, but also allow the person to dry himself and maintain warmth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Joe Thomas Farris
  • Patent number: 9848751
    Abstract: An ergonomically designed cylindrically configured wiping towel forming a tube with two open ends, forming a mitt with two openings, and further capable of being constructed with multiple, pre-selected exterior areas of varied colors and patterns for user awareness of soiled portions in order to discourage possible cross contamination. The cylindrically structured tube towel is designed to provide the same amount of cleaning surface as a flat conventional towel in a tubular cavity which encompasses and compacts into a more maneuverable, controlled and tubular device. The cylindrically configured wiping towel turns inside out in order to utilize all towel surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Rebecca McKenzie
  • Patent number: 9807977
    Abstract: The present invention is a distinctive pet grooming glove which provides a fluid supply to allow users to wash and/or groom pets using a single gloved hand while a stream of fluid (such as water) flows from the glove. The Pet Grooming Glove includes an attachment port for attaching a source of primary fluid (such as water) as well as apertures in the glove which allow the primary fluid to flow from the primary supply source port to the palm of the glove. Additionally the Pet Grooming Glove includes an attachment port for attaching a source of secondary fluid (such as shampoo) as well as apertures in the glove which allow the secondary fluid to flow from the secondary fluid supply port to the palm of the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Linda Hightower
  • Patent number: 9795173
    Abstract: An inputting fingertip sleeve includes a sleeve and an inputting end. The sleeve has a curved linear structure. The inputting end is fixed on the sleeve. The inputting end includes a plurality of graphenes. A material of the sleeve is conductive, can be metal, alloy or conductive polymer. The inputting end is electrically connected with the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9781994
    Abstract: One or more techniques or systems for cleaning wafers during semiconductor fabrication or an associated brush are provided herein. In some embodiments, the brush includes a brush body and one or more inner hole supports within the brush body. For example, a first inner hole support and a second inner hole support define a first inner hole associated with a first size. For another example, a third inner hole support and a fourth inner hole support define a second inner hole associated with a second size different than the first size. In some embodiments, a cleaning solution is applied to a wafer based on a first flow rate at a first brush position and based on a second flow rate at a second brush position. In this manner, a flow field associated with wafer cleaning is provided, thus enhancing cleaning efficiency, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventors: Shang-Yuan Yu, Ming-Te Chen, Chi-Fu Yu, Shao-Yen Ku, Tzu-Yang Chung, Hsiao Chien-Wen, Shan-Ching Lin
  • Patent number: 9682810
    Abstract: This application describes a footwear storage bag having a fabric bag body and an attached fabric mitten for cleaning, shining, or polishing footwear. The mitten may be attached to the bag body or to a means for closing the bag. The bag body and mitten may have a variety of shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: LyLy Le Fisher
  • Patent number: 9635992
    Abstract: A waterproof cleaning glove is provided. The waterproof cleaning glove includes a body having a palm portion and five finger stalls projecting therefrom. The palm portion and the five finger stalls are made of a water-proof polymer material. The five finger stalls each having a tip portion and base portion at a junction of the finger stall with the palm portion. A scouring pad is affixed to the palm portion and the base portion of the each finger stall by a water-proof adhesive. The scouring pads extend from the base portion of each of the finger stalls to a knuckle region. Sponges are located on the tip portion of each of the finger stalls. The sponges extend up the front side of the finger stall and over the tip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Timothy Redd
  • Patent number: 9611574
    Abstract: A sewing tool holder includes a base and a plurality of of projections. The base has an obverse face and a reverse face spaced from each other in a thickness direction of the base. The plurality of projections are supported on the obverse face of the base via a common connecting portion attached to the base. Each of the plurality of projections has an upper or front end and a root or lower end that is connected to the common connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: CLOVER MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chihiro Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9611602
    Abstract: An apparatus including a first jaw section having an end, a second jaw section having an end, and a tube section. The first jaw section and the second jaw section may be connected to the tube section so that the first jaw section and the second jaw section oppose each other and pivot with respect to the tube section. The apparatus may be configured so that it can be placed in a first state wherein the end of the first jaw section contacts the end of the second jaw section. The apparatus may be configured so that it can be placed in a second state wherein the end of the second jaw section does not contact the end of the first jaw section. The first and second jaw sections may include a first and second chambers, respectively, into which fingers or a thumb are inserted to pivot the jaw sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph D. Black, Andrew J. Mistler, III
  • Patent number: 9575598
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a sleeve and an inputting end. The sleeve is configured to receive a finger. The inputting end is fixed on the sleeve. The inputting end includes a supporter and a conductive layer. The conductive layer is located on a surface of the supporter. The conductive layer includes at least one graphene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9557858
    Abstract: An inputting fingertip sleeve includes a sleeve and a conductive layer. The sleeve includes at least one opening configured to receive a finger and includes a closed end. The sleeve includes an inner surface and an outer surface. The closed end of the sleeve includes at least one through hole located between the inner surface and the outer surface. The conductive layer is located on the outer surface of the sleeve and covers the closed end and the at least one through hole. The conductive layer includes a carbon structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9552107
    Abstract: An inputting fingertip sleeve includes a sleeve and an inputting end. The sleeve is configured to receive a finger. The sleeve includes at least one opening. The inputting end is located on the sleeve. The inputting end includes a supporter and a conductive layer. The conductive layer is located on a surface of the supporter. The conductive layer includes a carbon nanotube structure and a conductive layer. The carbon nanotube structure includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes. The conductive material is coated on a surface of each carbon nanotube to form a coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9552108
    Abstract: An inputting fingertip sleeve includes a sleeve and an inputting end. The sleeve includes at least one opening configured to receive a finger. The inputting end is fixed on the sleeve. The inputting end includes a supporter and a conductive layer. The conductive layer is located on a surface of the supporter. The conductive layer includes a number of carbon nanotubes and a polymer matrix. The carbon nanotubes are located in the polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9552110
    Abstract: An inputting fingertip sleeve includes a sleeve and an inputting end. The sleeve includes at least one opening configured to receive a finger. The inputting end is fixed on the sleeve. The inputting end is a carbon nanotube structure. The carbon nanotube structure is a substantially pure structure of carbon nanotubes and comprises a plurality of carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9529478
    Abstract: An inputting fingertip sleeve includes a sleeve, a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer. The sleeve includes at least one opening and a close end. The at least one opening is configured to receive a finger. The sleeve includes an inner surface and an outer surface. The first conductive layer is located on at least part of the inner surface. The second conductive layer covers the outer surface and comprises a carbon structure. The first conductive layer is electrically connected with the second conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9521872
    Abstract: The Wind Up Mitt is an ambidextrous, single hand, mitt made of a plurality of materials with a stitched-in woven belting strap, which extends longitudinally within the length of the mitt, and further extends beyond the end of the mitt, and is equipped with either a buckle or hook and loop attachments. Corresponding buckles or hook and loop attachments are loop stitched onto both sides of the mitt's exterior to facilitate hand-loop winding, binding, and storage of linear flexible material items such as, but not limited to: electrical extension cords, electrical cables, stranded wire electrical holiday lights, ropes, cords, flexible hoses, flexible tubing, cloth measuring tapes, stranded electrical wire and solid electrical wire. This device, along with the wound up linear flexible material item, may be vertically hung on a receiving peg or hook for storage, and a hook and loop closure is stitched within the mitt's hand opening to help seal the mitt's interior during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel Patrick Andrews
  • Patent number: 9491977
    Abstract: A cough catching apparatus includes a body for securing to a hand of an individual, the body having an outer surface, an area on the outer surface having a material thereon, and a disinfectant infused into the material. The body may be a glove body. The glove body may have an opening for inserting a hand into the glove body and a plurality of finger openings. The area may be a palm area, a top of hand area, or may include both a palm area and a top of hand area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Jack L. Marovets