Mop Wringers Patents (Class 15/260)
  • Patent number: 10092154
    Abstract: An automatic mopping device with a driving worm arranged transversely includes an upper covering plate, an outer shell, a transmission member, an electrical component, a bottom cover, a chassis and a mopping ring assembly, and further includes a gear ring securing turntable, a mounting base and a motor cover. The overall height of the mopping device is between 60-64 mm, and the transmission member includes 2 wheels whose width is between 8-15 mm. The transmission member further comprises a perpendicularly arranged worm A and a horizontally arranged worm wheel B, a cylindrical spur gears A, B, C, a duplex gear and an internal gear ring. The duplex gear includes a cylindrical spur gear D and a planet gear. The worm wheel A and worm B are respectively meshed with the driving worm. The gear ring securing turntable is immovably connected to the internal gear ring, while the internal gear ring is meshed with the planet gear. The chassis is immovably connected to the gear ring securing turntable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Guozhang Chen
  • Patent number: 10070767
    Abstract: An electrical and foot-operated dewater device contains: a bucket, a dewatering unit, and a draining basket. The bucket includes a holding portion and a groove portion. The dewatering unit includes a base, a rotary shaft rotatably, a foot-operated driving assembly, a first touch switch, and an electrical driving assembly. The rotary shaft includes a first gear portion and a second gear portion, the foot-operated driving assembly includes a transmission part, a first pedal, and a resilient element, wherein the transmission part has a worm, a fitting sleeve, and a drive gear. The electrical driving assembly includes a motor, a circuit controller, a battery, and a control switch. The circuit controller includes a charging circuit module which has a socket configured to connect with an external power supply so as to electrify the battery, and the charging circuit module receives electricity produced by the motor in a foot-operated driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Kuei-Mao Chang
  • Patent number: 9936848
    Abstract: A user touchless mopping system comprising: a rinse tank with a top receptacle for receiving a mop cleaning head; a holding tank; a cleaning mechanism in fluid communication with the rinse tank and the holding tank; a sensor in communication with the mop cleaning head, and configured for determining that it has been received in a rinse tank receptacle; and, a control module configured to direct the cleaning mechanism to clean the mop head when it is placed into holding tank receptacle and detected by the sensors. The holding tank comprises an automated water filtering system configured to provide clean and disinfected water to the mop head; and, the rinse tank comprises an automated touch-less mop head rinsing, wringing mechanism. The system can include suctioning of contaminated water out of the rinse tank, through the holding tank filtering and disinfectant system to recycle the water for later usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: PURESSENCE VENTURES, INC.
    Inventors: Terry Brain, Nikoleta Angelova
  • Patent number: 9149171
    Abstract: A lever-type mop has a base, a cleaning unit, a connecting seat and a rod. The cleaning unit is attached on the bottom of the base. The rod is connected pivotally to the base through the connecting seat. The base has notches and the rod has a corresponding limiting protrusion. A bucket operated in coordination with the lever-type mop has an inclined surface and a straining board mounted under the inclined surface. When straining the cleaning unit, the base and the cleaning unit are put on the straining board and the rod is pivoted downward. With the abutting forces from the limiting protrusion and the inclined surface on opposite sides, the cleaning unit is squeezed. Therefore, the mop and the bucket have simple structures to achieve the purpose of squeezing the cleaning unit without touching the cleaning unit directly by the user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Hsieh-Fa Chien, Hsien-Chung Lin
  • Publication number: 20150128373
    Abstract: A dewatering bucket set includes a main bucket including a main bucket body having a rim and defining therein a first accommodation chamber, and a dewatering basket unit including a dewatering bucket and a dewatering bucket rotatably mounted in the dewatering basket. The dewatering bucket has amounting flange extending around a top open side thereof and detachably fastened to the rim of the main bucket body to suspend the dewatering bucket in the first accommodation chamber of the main bucket body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: DIKAI INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang-I LIN
  • Patent number: 8997305
    Abstract: A mopping assembly includes a mop bucket having a basket and an interior track formed on an inner surface thereof and a mop having a mop head configured to engage the basket. The basket engages the track on an interior surface of the bucket, so that the basket transitions within an interior portion of the bucket in a vertical direction along the longitudinal axis of the bucket, and the track includes a stop having a notch portion, and wherein the basket is configured to access the notch portion via one or more access paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Telebrands Corp.
    Inventor: Lou Lentine
  • Patent number: 8978193
    Abstract: A spin mop includes a grip body casing. The grip body casing is an elongated member and hollow with an inside surface. The inside surface has a threaded panel assembly. The threaded panel assembly is formed in elongated shape and has threaded panel threads alternating with threaded panel fillets. A clutch shaft extends into the grip body casing. The clutch shaft is telescopically mounted to the grip body casing. A clutch assembly is formed on the clutch shaft. The clutch assembly extends into the grip body casing. The clutch assembly further includes a first clutch member and a second clutch member. The first clutch member is rotably mounted to the clutch shaft. The second clutch member is fixed to the clutch shaft. A helical tooth is formed on an external surface of the first clutch member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Cheng Kai Chen
  • Patent number: 8978194
    Abstract: A mopping assembly includes a mop handle having a first telescoping piece, a second telescoping piece, and a rotating mechanism extending between the first and second telescoping pieces. The rotating mechanism engages the first telescoping piece and the second telescoping piece, and the rotating mechanism includes a spiral track disposed in the second telescoping piece, and an end of the first telescoping piece engages and transitions along the spiral track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Telebrands Corp.
    Inventor: Lou Lentine
  • Publication number: 20140345075
    Abstract: A lever-type mop has a base, a cleaning unit, a connecting seat and a rod. The cleaning unit is attached on the bottom of the base. The rod is connected pivotally to the base through the connecting seat. The base has notches and the rod has a corresponding limiting protrusion. A bucket operated in coordination with the lever-type mop has an inclined surface and a straining board mounted under the inclined surface. When straining the cleaning unit, the base and the cleaning unit are put on the straining board and the rod is pivoted downward. With the abutting forces from the limiting protrusion and the inclined surface on opposite sides, the cleaning unit is squeezed. Therefore, the mop and the bucket have simple structures to achieve the purpose of squeezing the cleaning unit without touching the cleaning unit directly by the user's hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Hsieh-Fa Chien, Hsien-Chung Lin
  • Publication number: 20140263104
    Abstract: A filter bucket and a mop bucket movable between an upstanding use position and a drain position where, when the mop bucket is in the drain position, water in the mop bucket drains into the filter bucket. A fluid flow path connecting the filter bucket to the mop bucket such that water in the filter bucket will flow through the fluid flow path from the filter bucket to the mop bucket. A filter located in the fluid flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Rubbermaid Commercial Products, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Scott Kepner, Frank Wang, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Kim Chow
  • Publication number: 20140263105
    Abstract: A filter bucket and a mop bucket movable relative to the filter bucket between a use position and a drain position. When the mop bucket is in the drain position, the water in the mop bucket drains into the filter bucket. A fluid flow path is provided between the filter bucket and the mop bucket and a filter is located in the fluid flow path such that water flows through the fluid flow path and the filter when the mop bucket is moved from the drain position to the use position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Rubbermaid Commercial Products, LLC
    Inventors: Boris Kontorovich, Peter Capraro, Mario Quintana Serrahima, Eric Freitag
  • Publication number: 20140250624
    Abstract: A mop bucket (100) having a side (104) and a detachable wringer (112). Part of the side extends into the bucket to form a support (108) for the detachable wringer (112). The side may be the base (102) of the bucket. The wringer support (108) may have a cavity (111) that is accessible from the side and which is shaped to receive a corresponding support on a corresponding bucket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: VALE MILL (ROCHDALE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael HOWARD, Darren Brian TROWSDALE
  • Patent number: 8826487
    Abstract: A mop cleaning set includes a mop structure and a dehydration device, the dehydration device is used for dehydrating the mop structure, the dehydration device comprises a mop supporting unit, and the dehydration device is used for fixing the mop structure so that the mop structure will not be thrown out during a dehydration process by spinning when the centrifugal force is too strong, therefore the invention is convenient to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rock Tone Enterprise Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Pei-Yuan Lee
  • Patent number: 8826486
    Abstract: A mop cleaning set includes a mop structure and a dehydration device, the dehydration device is used for dehydrating the mop structure, the dehydration device comprises a mop supporting unit, and the dehydration device is used for fixing the mop structure so that the mop structure will not be thrown out during a dehydration process by spinning when the centrifugal force is too strong, therefore the invention is convenient to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rock Tone Enterprise Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Pei-Yuan Lee
  • Patent number: 8819890
    Abstract: A rotational structure applied to a rotational mop set is provided. The rotational structure comprises a rotating body, a rotating unit, and at least a pawl unit. The rotating body has at least a stopper. The rotating unit is rotatably assembled to the rotating body, and has a through hole. A spiral bar penetrates the through hole for driving the rotating unit along a first rotating direction or a second rotating direction. The pawl unit is corresponded to the stopper and rotatably assembled to the rotating unit for engaging with the stopper when the rotating unit rotates along the first rotating direction to drive the rotating body to rotate along the first rotating direction, and the pawl unit escapes from the stopper when the rotating unit rotates along the second rotating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Dikai International Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang-I Lin
  • Publication number: 20140223686
    Abstract: A mop cleaning set includes a mop structure and a dehydration device, the dehydration device is used for dehydrating the mop structure, the dehydration device comprises a mop supporting unit, and the dehydration device is used for fixing the mop structure so that the mop structure will not be thrown out during a dehydration process by spinning when the centrifugal force is too strong, therefore the invention is convenient to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: ROCK TONE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: PEI-YUAN LEE
  • Publication number: 20140223685
    Abstract: A mop cleaning set includes a mop structure and a dehydration device, the dehydration device is used for dehydrating the mop structure, the dehydration device comprises a mop supporting unit, and the dehydration device is used for fixing the mop structure so that the mop structure will not be thrown out during a dehydration process by spinning when the centrifugal force is too strong, therefore the invention is convenient to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: ROCK TONE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: PEI-YUAN LEE
  • Patent number: 8793834
    Abstract: A mop cleaning set includes a mop structure and a dehydration device, the dehydration device is used for dehydrating the mop structure, the dehydration device comprises a mop supporting unit, and the dehydration device is used for fixing the mop structure so that the mop structure will not be thrown out during a dehydration process by spinning when the centrifugal force is too strong, therefore the invention is convenient to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Rock Tone Enterprise Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Pei-Yuan Lee
  • Patent number: 8771428
    Abstract: A double bucket cleaning system for use with microfiber mat mops. One bucket contains clean water; the second holds dirty water. The second bucket has a slide press for extracting dirty water from the mop. The system can use a connector to connect the two buckets together, or a single bucket with two compartments can be used. Both designs use a footpad upon which the user stands during the pressing operation. This ensures that the device remains in place during the sliding. Finally, once the dirty water has been extracted from the mop, the user can pick up clean water from the first bucket for the next portion of the floor to be cleaned. In this way, the user is able to quickly clean a large floor with clean water, instead of repeatedly dipping the mop back into dirty water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Howard Goentzel
  • Patent number: 8756750
    Abstract: A mop wringer is attached to an existing bucket, and the bucket is further provided with a driving device. The driving device includes a driving piece and a guide piece, to guide the mop wringer to twist and dry the cloth straps of the mop tip. Said mop wringer includes a fixing seat, attached to part of or the whole top end of the bucket. A mop tip inserting portion is formed as a hollow space across one part of the fixing seat, for the mop tip to insert into and join with. A rotary disc is provided on the bottom of the bucket and connected to the guide piece of the driving device. A wringing portion is formed as a ring and connected between the fixing seat and the rotary disc, including an upper open end, a lower open end a periphery and a mop holding space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Da Ding Energy Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng-Ming Shih
  • Patent number: 8689391
    Abstract: A mop press for wringing liquids out of a cleaning device includes a housing having a fastening mechanism; a lever-actuated wringing device disposed in the housing; and a support device disposed on the housing at a horizontal distance from the fastening mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Andreas Eisenhut, Markus Rueckheim, Juergen Huckele, Jens Deerberg
  • Patent number: 8661604
    Abstract: A mechanical cleaning system mop and container for liquid draining including a container having a multifunction handle-lever-pedal element coupled to the container, and a mop especially designed to be used with the container. The mop allows the cleaning of floors, leaving them almost dry. The drainage of the mop is performed by pressing the mop over a back support table for supporting mops of the container and pressing the multifunction handle-lever-pedal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Ricardo Jose Vila Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8652263
    Abstract: A double bucket cleaning system for use with microfiber mat mops. One bucket contains clean water; the second holds dirty water. The second bucket has a slide press for extracting dirty water from the mop. The system can use a connector to connect the two buckets together, or a single bucket with two compartments can be used. Both designs use a footpad upon which the user stands during the pressing operation. This ensures that the device remains in place during the sliding. Finally, once the dirty water has been extracted from the mop, the user can pick up clean water from the first bucket for the next portion of the floor to be cleaned. In this way, the user is able to quickly clean a large floor with clean water, instead of repeatedly dipping the mop back into dirty water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Howard Goentzel
  • Patent number: 8635736
    Abstract: A drive provides rotational movement and linear movement to an output. A first gear is operatively connected to the output, such as a roller. A drive assembly comprises a first cam surface, a second cam surface and a second gear. The first cam surface engages a first follower where the first follower is operatively connected to the output such that linear movement of the first cam follower results in linear movement of the output. The second cam surface engages a stationary follower. The second gear engages the first gear. The drive assembly rotates over a range of motion such that for a first portion of the range of motion the drive assembly causes the rotational and linear movement of the output and rotation of the drive assembly for a second portion of the range of motion causes only the rotational movement of the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Commercial Products, LLC
    Inventor: Jesse Andrew Matola
  • Patent number: 8615842
    Abstract: A mop bucket system may include a mop bucket to contain fluids, a wringer unit including a wringer cone connected to the mop bucket to remove the fluid from a mop, and a pivotable energy-dissipation device connected to the wringer unit to dissipate energy of the fluid in the wringer unit. The energy dissipation device may pivot between a first position and a second position, and the energy dissipation device may include a aperture. The energy dissipation device may include a notch, and the energy dissipation device may include a sleeve bushing. The energy dissipation device may include a side surface having a curved portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Terry Treacy
  • Publication number: 20130340199
    Abstract: The disclosed wringer for a bucket includes flexible wall members for squeezing around a strip mop. Each wall member has an outer portion, an inner portion, and a transition zone between the outer portion and inner portion and each wall member having an upper face and an under face that is facing the container. On at least one of the wall members at the under face is a least one outwardly projecting rib extending through the transition zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Valentina Tronconi, Lloyd S. Vasilakes, Edgardo Angelini, Rosario D. De Salvo, Sandro F.U. Pizzi
  • Patent number: 8567087
    Abstract: A mop wringer comprises a housing supporting a first roller and a second roller. The first roller is supported by the housing in a first position where the first roller is spaced from the second roller a first distance and in a second position where the first roller is spaced from the second roller a second distance. The second roller is supported on an arm where the arm moves relative to the housing to move the second roller toward and away from the first roller between a third position and a fourth position. A drive mechanism moves the arm between the third position and the fourth position and rotates the roller in the fourth position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Commercial Products, LLC
    Inventor: Jesse Andrew Matola
  • Patent number: 8544141
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cleaning cart system of the invention includes a reservoir assembly, an upwardly extending handle releasably connectable to the reservoir assembly, and at least two modular cleaning bins. The reservoir assembly includes a liquid reservoir and an integral wheeled chassis. The liquid reservoir includes a circumferential sidewall and an integral top wall, with the top wall including a plurality of openings. The two modular cleaning bins may be: positioned within the liquid reservoir; positioned on the liquid reservoir top wall with a leg of one bin positioned in one of the top-wall openings, and with a leg of the other bin positioned in another of the top-wall plurality of openings; and alternatively releasably interconnected to one another in a side-by-side orientation, with one of the bins supported on the upwardly extending handle by one or more of a plurality of handle brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kaivac, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Kyde, David W. Lloyd, John T. Richter, Robert S. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8510900
    Abstract: A wringer for mops and the like comprising a united structure made of plastic material with two rocking bodies 1 separated by “V”-shaped channeling 2 and which are joined at the bottom by middle fins 3, the rocking bodies 1 having elastic hinge elements 14 and end portions 9 of elastic structure through which the wringer is anchored to the mouth of the mop bucket 10, the end portions 9 having spring elements 15 for recovering the rocking bodies 1. In addition the wringer 4 can have middle indentations 22 for allowing placement of a device for filtering cleaning water, which comprises a tray support 5. This device for filtering cleaning water is placed under the wringer 4. When water passes through the filtering device that is under the wringer 4, reaches the bucket already filtered with fewer dirt particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: SP Berner Plastic Group, S.L.
    Inventor: Julián Escarpa Gil
  • Patent number: 8510901
    Abstract: A drive provides rotational movement and linear movement to an output. A first gear is operatively connected to the output, such as a roller. A drive assembly comprises a first cam surface, a second cam surface and a second gear. The first cam surface engages a first follower where the first follower is operatively connected to the output such that linear movement of the first cam follower results in linear movement of the output. The second cam surface engages a stationary follower. The second gear engages the first gear. The drive assembly rotates over a range of motion such that for a first portion of the range of motion the drive assembly causes the rotational and linear movement of the output and rotation of the drive assembly for a second portion of the range of motion causes only the rotational movement of the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Commercial Products, LLC
    Inventor: Jesse Andrew Matola
  • Patent number: 8479352
    Abstract: Mop bucket with two compartments positioned horizontally, one for containing clean water and the other for containing dirty water, where each compartment is connected to its corresponding wringer. It comprises three pieces that can be coupled together: a first and main piece that comprises the clean water container, on whose mouth a second piece is coupled, comprising a compartment for dirty water, which is smaller in size and has a lower height, in such a way that after it has been fitted, its bottom is higher than the bottom of the main body, with two mouths for the whole bucket. Said whole is then finished off at the top with a third piece that can be coupled to it and which contains a pair of wringers that coincide with the mouths of each water compartment, together with an opening for the mop head to gain access to the clean water compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Carlos Rivadulla Oliva
  • Patent number: 8474089
    Abstract: A double bucket system for flat mops that is mounted in a frame. One bucket contains only clean water. The second bucket is used to hold dirty water. The second bucket has a special fixture attached that the user slides the mop through. The frame compresses the mop as it slides through, which ensure complete, even pressing of the mop to extract the greatest amount of dirty water. The frame includes footpads upon which the user stands during the pressing operation. This ensures that the device remains in place during the pressing. Finally, once the mop has been thoroughly pressed, the user can pick up clean water from the first bucket for the next portion of the floor to be cleaned. In this way, the user is able to quickly clean a large floor with clean water instead of repeatedly dipping the mop back into dirty water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Howard Goentzel
  • Patent number: 8468644
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in cleaning a floor uses a flat mop including a generally flat mop head having a handle and absorbent fabric material. The mop head is foldable to a folded condition, wherein a loop of the fabric material depends from the folded parts. The fabric material is inserted into cleaning liquid to wet the material. The mop head is introduced to a wringer to wring the material between the jaws and a wringing surface. The damp absorbent fabric material is used to mop the floor. The floor is dried using a separate drying tool that includes a head secured to a handle, and one or more attachment devices to attach a dry absorbent cloth to the head. The floor is dried by applying the cloth to the floor using the tool and moving a dry portion of the cloth over the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald Alexander (Scot) Young
  • Patent number: 8438749
    Abstract: A drive mechanism for dehydrating a mop. The drive mechanism includes a base (10); a driven gear (12) rotatably mounted on the base; a propeller shaft (121) having a lower end rotated by the driven gear and an upper end to rotate a rotation barrel (21); a driving gear (11) meshing with the driven gear; a spinning shaft (111) to rotate the driving gear; a drive member (13) having a spinning shaft hole (131) meshing with the spinning shaft; an elastic member (14) biased between the drive member and a housing (20) to move the drive member downward relative to the spinning shaft; and a pedal (15) pivotally mounted on the base to move the drive member upward relative to the spinning shaft. The driving gear has a diameter greater than that of the driven gear to drive the driven gear to rotate the rotation barrel easily and quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Rock Tone Enterprise Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Pei Yuan Lee
  • Patent number: 8407849
    Abstract: A cleaning tool includes a mop which includes at a lower end a mop head with a wiping object. The mop includes a mop rod formed of an inner rod and an outer rod and a drive mechanism is used to convert the telescoping motion of the mop rod to rotation motion of the mop head. The drive mechanism is a variable speed drive mechanism. As a result, the mop head of the cleaning tool achieves different rotation speeds under dry working condition with a lower resistance compared to washing conditions with a higher resistance. During washing, the mop head is washed rotationally at a lower speed, and the washing operation is conducted through depressing the mop rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Sword Chen
  • Patent number: 8347451
    Abstract: A free-of-bearing rotational positioning device for a dewatering basket of a non-treading type wringer bucket, comprising: a bucket body having a projecting seat being extended from the bottom of the bucket body toward inside; a support shaft being covered and secured by the projecting seat, the upper portion thereof jutting out of the top of the projecting seat to create a connection part; a positioning element having a conic part at the top thereof, the conic part being tapered upward, a positioning surface being formed at the bottom of the conic part and extended outward from the periphery of the support shaft; and a dewatering basket having a driven seat at the center of the bottom thereof. The bottom of the driven seat includes a shaft holder made of non-metal material. In mounting the dewatering basket, the driven seat fits from top to bottom over the connection part of the support shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tuo Shen International Corporation Limited
    Inventor: Yung-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 8336159
    Abstract: A non-stepping wringer bucket includes a bucket body, having a top surface substantially in a form of an opening, and a bottom surface having a protruding base; a support shaft fixed on the protruding base, the upper part of the support shaft protruding from the top of the protruding base, forming a combining-section having a ringed trough; an orientate element made from flexible material, tapering on the top, and with a central hole corresponding to the ringed trough the ringed trough receives the orientate element thereon; a dewatering basket and a rotating element installed at the bottom of a rotating base, the rotating base sheathed onto the support shaft and installed at the bottom of the dewatering basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Tuo Shen International Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Yung-Hua Chen, Chin-Yang Shin
  • Patent number: 8336160
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a dual rotating dewater bucket and a mop. The dewater bucket includes a freely-rotating dewater basket and a spindle member for receiving a cotton strip disc of the mop. With a passive dual rotating mechanism together with an active rotating mop, a cotton strip disc is placed in the spindle member and rotated, so that the cotton strips of the mop are stirred and spun towards the wavy bucket wall to remove dirt effectively, and then a dewater basket disposed in the same bucket body is used for spinning water absorbed by the cotton strips by a centrifugal force, similar to a washing machine or a dewatering machine to achieve both functions of cleaning and dewatering the mop without the need of a stepping action and provide a convenient and user-friendly operation and a safe application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Ching-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 8327502
    Abstract: A centrifugal dehydrating device includes a bucket receiving a cylinder for receiving a mop. A shaft is mounted to a bottom of the cylinder. An annular sleeve is formed on the bottom of the cylinder and engaged with an annular fender on a mounting plate. A water fender includes a skirt having a top portion with an annular groove for receiving a rim of the cylinder. An annular wing extends radially inward from the top portion of the skirt. Water splashing upward from the cylinder during rotation of the cylinder is stopped by the annular wing. A top seat is fixed to a bottom side of the mounting plate and receives a gear train. The gear train meshes with and is driven by a rack on a pedal such that stepping of the pedal causes rotation of the gear train, the shaft, and the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Yao-Feng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8291544
    Abstract: A mop with the function of dewatering the yarns by twisting in a single direction via an up-and-down linear motion, comprising: a) an internal rod; b) an external rod having a bottom portion in a telescopic connection with a top portion of the internal rod; c) an engaging element positioned within the opening at the top of the internal rod; d) a driving element formed in an elongated shape and positioned within the external rod in such a way that the driving element is moved up and down synchronically with the external rod; e) an actuating element positioned within the engaging element for accommodating the driving element, the engaging element being driven in a single direction when the actuating element is rotated by the driving element; f) a disc body secured to the bottom thereof and having mop yarns; g) a locking mechanism mounted on the external rod for locking the internal rod and the external rod in place or for unlocking them in a telescopic state, wherein the actuating element is rotated by a linear
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Tuo Shen International Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Yung-Hua Chen, Chin-Yang Shin
  • Publication number: 20120241389
    Abstract: A method of using a filter and a mop bucket comprises removably installing a filter in a mop bucket; filtering a liquid through the filter to capture dirt in the filter; removing the filter from the bucket; connecting a hose to an outlet on the filter; backflushing clean water through the filter; and removably installing the filter in the mop bucket. The filter comprises a first layer of felt and a second layer of felt with a layer of sand is disposed between the first layer of felt and the second layer of felt. A mop bucket comprises a first compartment and a second compartment where the filter is located in a fluid movement path between the first and second compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: RUBBERMAID COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred Reneau Van Landingham, JR., Jesse Andrew Matola
  • Publication number: 20120233803
    Abstract: A mop dehydrating device includes a case having a space and a recess. A driving unit is located in the recess and has a base with two lugs extending therefrom. An operation unit and a transmission member are connected between the two lugs. The operation unit has an operation pedal which protrudes from the opening. A curved or straight rack is connected to the operation unit and has teeth which have a metal layer connected thereto. The transmission member has a transmission gear which is engaged with the teeth of the rack. A spinning unit has a shaft which extends through the inside of the space and driven by the transmission member. A bracket is connected to the shaft and spins by operating the operation pedal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: YOUNG FONE COMPANY LTD.
    Inventor: HSIAO-HUNG CHIANG
  • Patent number: 8239997
    Abstract: A mop strainer has a bucket, a driving unit, a transmission unit and a draining unit. The driving unit and the transmission unit are received in a pedal mount of the mop strainer. The driving unit and the transmission unit are driven by stepping on the driving unit, so as to rotate the draining unit and drain a mop. The driving unit has a reinforced sector wall and a limit slot to limit the stroke in operation. The draining unit has a water guard to prevent drained water from sputtering out and the water guard further has a mop gripper for holding the mop. Given all these features, the present invention is more robust and can be operated and stored more conveniently and practically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Ching-Chun Lin
  • Publication number: 20120192373
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a dual rotating dewater bucket and a mop. The dewater bucket includes a freely-rotating dewater basket and a spindle member for receiving a cotton strip disc of the mop. With a passive dual rotating mechanism together with an active rotating mop, a cotton strip disc is placed in the spindle member and rotated, so that the cotton strips of the mop are stirred and spun towards the wavy bucket wall to remove dirt effectively, and then a dewater basket disposed in the same bucket body is used for spinning water absorbed by the cotton strips by a centrifugal force, similar to a washing machine or a dewatering machine to achieve both functions of cleaning and dewatering the mop without the need of a stepping action and provide a convenient and user-friendly operation and a safe application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: CHING-MING CHEN
  • Patent number: 8220101
    Abstract: A telescopically rotatable mop, comprising: an internal and external rod fitting to each other in a linearly and telescopically movable state; an engaging element positioned within the opening at the top of the internal rod; a driving element formed in an elongated shape and positioned within the external rod in such a way that the driving element is moved up and down synchronically with the external rod; an actuating element positioned within the engaging element for accommodating the driving element, the engaging element being driven in a single direction when the actuating element is rotated by the driving element. An annular element rotatable clockwise and counterclockwise at 360° is mounted on the top portion of the engaging element. The actuating element received within the engaging element has a smaller length, thereby creating a gap for the lifting and lowering purposes. In this way, a more smooth operation with less effort is ensured when the internal and external rods rotate in a telescopic way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tuo Shen International Corporation Limited
    Inventor: Yung-Hua Chen
  • Publication number: 20120174335
    Abstract: A spin dry mop includes an outer tube and a handle fitting over the outer tube. The handle is made of a different material than the outer tube. The inner tube is sized to fit telescopically within the outer tube. A fastness key is bonded to the handle and fits inside the outer tube. A corkscrew screw is made of a strip of flat metal having a plurality of turns. The fastness key is made of a different material than the corkscrew screw. The fastness key is bonded to the handle at a key top end and bonded to the corkscrew screw at a key lower end. A screw tube has a keyed opening with an internal profile of the corkscrew screw and receives the corkscrew screw within the keyed opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Guofa Shao
  • Publication number: 20120096669
    Abstract: A mop bucket system may include a mop bucket to contain fluids, a wringer unit including a wringer cone connected to the mop bucket to remove the fluid from a mop, and a pivotable energy-dissipation device connected to the wringer unit to dissipate energy of the fluid in the wringer unit. The energy dissipation device may pivot between a first position and a second position, and the energy dissipation device may include a aperture. The energy dissipation device may include a notch, and the energy dissipation device may include a sleeve bushing. The energy dissipation device may include a side surface having a curved portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Terry Treacy
  • Publication number: 20120096668
    Abstract: A mop bucket system may include a mop bucket to contain fluids, a wringer unit including a wringer cone connected to the mop bucket to remove the fluid from a mop, a sign device detachably connected to the wringer unit to display a sign including indicia. The sign device may include a first end section, and the sign device may include a second end section. The sign device may include a first inward curve section, and the sign device may include a second inward curve section connected to the second end section. The sign device may include a central section which connects the first inward curve section and the second inward curve section, and the sign device may include a platform section which connects the first inward curve section and the second inward curve section. The platform section may include an upward extending tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Terry Treacy
  • Patent number: 8156607
    Abstract: A mop wringer includes a ratchet type mechanism so that a user may press a spring-biased foot step to wring strands of a mop swab disposed in a mop receptacle in a pail via gear connection, release the foot step to return to its initial condition, and repeatedly perform the above two steps until the mop swab is dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Hsiao-Hung Chiang
  • Publication number: 20120047675
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mop buckets, including a housing, a spin basket mounted in the housing, and a driving mechanism rotating the spin basket. The present invention uses the driving mechanism to rotate an agitator for stirring and rubbing the mop head to remove dirt and solid matters and to synchronously rotate a spin basket for drying the mop head of the mop. Further, the present invention utilizes gears and one-way couplings to transfer driving force for rotating the agitator and the spin basket at the same time, saving much installation space and facilitating mop cleaning and drying operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: SHU-HSUN CHU