Scrubber Patents (Class 4/606)
  • Patent number: 11857128
    Abstract: An automatic shower head contains: a body and a shower scrubber. The body includes a casing, a receiving cap fitted with the casing, a handle, a first connection element, a first water guide ring, and multiple spray bars and a second water guide ring. At least one first seal ring is retained on a water conduit of the first connection element and the second water guide ring. The casing has a coupling loop. The shower scrubber includes a panel, a lid, an accommodation sleeve, a second seal ring, and a rotation element, and a fixing plug. The lid has a copper pin, a waterproof sheet, a first circuit board, a gear seat, a gear assembly, a gear shaft, a drive gear, a holder, a motor, a battery, a contact sheet, and a second circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: Wei-Wei Shen
  • Patent number: 11700977
    Abstract: An automatic system for providing full body shower with round the body cleaning to a user is illustrated. The automatic system includes a solid supporting unit with horizontal and vertical frames. A primary cleaning unit and a secondary cleaning unit are provided for the cleaning of the head portion and the body surface of a user. The first horizontal frame and the secondary cleaning unit are configured with vertical upward and downward movement along the vertical frame using an elevating means. Each of the primary and secondary cleaning units comprises a plurality of nozzles, brushes and ultraviolet (UV) light sources. An air dryer chamber propelling dry air for drying the wet body and head portion of the user is utilized. The automatic shower system can also be used in the horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Inventor: Pardha S. Gadde
  • Patent number: 11607084
    Abstract: A shower chair includes a plurality of legs, a seat board, a showerhead, and a bidet nozzle. The seat board defines an opening therethrough and is configured to be supported on the legs. The seat board includes a control panel with a pair of control knobs. The showerhead is configured to be in fluid communication with a first control knob of the pair of control knobs. The bidet nozzle is coupled to the seat board and configured to be in fluid communication with a second control knob of the pair of control knobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Drive Devilbiss Healthcare
    Inventor: Laura Williams
  • Patent number: 11432687
    Abstract: The present system relates to an applicator system to assist in the application of material to difficult to reach areas of the human body. The system includes a porous material that is adhered to a water impervious strip. The strip includes additional adhesive that is resistant to water as well as surfactants suitable for use on human skin, for example, bath soaps. The adhesive remains bonded to the strip and sufficiently tacky to allow for users to repeatedly engage and disengage the system from a wall so as to accommodate different sized users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Kowalski
  • Patent number: 11406195
    Abstract: A back support that includes a base for being mounted on a vertical structure and a plurality of projections extending outwardly from a front side of the base, laterally along a width of the base and vertically long a length of the base. An outermost extent of the projections collectively defines a vertically-oriented curvature generally corresponding to a human spinal curvature and against which an individual can engage the back for support while standing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Alida Lucille Kester
  • Patent number: 11399670
    Abstract: The back scrubber device for showers is a therapeutic device. The back scrubber device for showers is configured for use with a patient. The back scrubber device for showers removably attaches to a vertical surface. The back scrubber device for showers comprises a housing and a control circuit. The back scrubber device for showers stores a soap in a liquid phase. The back scrubber device for showers distributes the soap using a plurality of rotating brushes. The back scrubbing device comprises a housing and a control circuit. The housing removably attaches to the vertical surface. The housing contains the control circuit and the soap. The control circuit provides the motive forces to rotate each of the plurality of rotating brushes. The control circuit pumps the soap to the plurality of rotating brushes for distribution through the plurality of rotating brushes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Nicholas Orange
  • Patent number: 11089916
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a back scrubbing device that can selectively dispense a lotion, soap, or medicinal substance to a user. The device includes a rear support that can be secured to a surface of a tub or shower via an array of suction cups. An elastomeric padding is secured to the rear support. The padding is soft and includes a curvature to accommodate a user with a spinal curvature, which will fit the natural lordosis and kyphosis curvature. A series of bristles are secured to the outer surface of the padding. A dispenser is optionally included for allowing the soap, lotion, or medicinal substance to be applied to the bristles. The entire apparatus is machine washable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Ann Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10201253
    Abstract: A mounted back cleaning assembly for cleaning the back of a person includes a housing that comprises a front wall, a back wall and a perimeter wall that is attached to and extends between the front and back walls. The perimeter wall has a top side, a bottom side, a first lateral wall and a second lateral wall. A plurality of mounts is attached to the back wall and removably attachable to a vertical surface such that the back wall is secured thereto. A back scrubber unit is mounted on the front wall and moves alternatingly between the first and second lateral walls when actuated. A plurality of water spouts is mounted to the housing and directed outwardly away from the front wall. A conduit is in fluid communication with the water spouts and fluidly coupled to a water supply. A soap dispenser is positioned in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Prince Jackson
  • Patent number: 9232770
    Abstract: An animal brushing arrangement includes a movable brush driven by an electric motor, a fixing part for attaching the arrangement to a stationary structure, and a first movable part which at a first end is pivotably attached to the fixing part by a first pivot arrangement to pivot about a first axis which is substantially horizontal when the fixing part is attached to the stationary structure and which allows the movable brush, suspended at a second end of the first movable part, to swing back and forth in at least one plane. An electric cable is provided to feed electric power to the electric motor. The first pivot arrangement is provided with a through hole and at least part of the through hole is arranged substantially concentrically with the first axis. The electric cable extends through the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: DELAVAL HOLDING AB
    Inventor: Hans Van Der Poel
  • Publication number: 20150135425
    Abstract: A wall-mountable apparatus enables a user to scrub the user's back hands-free. The apparatus includes two primary features, namely, a slider plate and a back-engaging assembly. The slider plate includes laterally opposed plate-to-assembly engaging structures. The back-engaging assembly includes a plate-engaging interface structure, a bezel structure and a liquid material delivery assembly. The plate-engaging interface structure includes laterally-opposed plate-engaging structures. The laterally-opposed plate-engaging structures cooperate with the plate-to-assembly engaging structures for attaching the back-engaging assembly to the slider plate. The bezel structure includes a hemi-ovoidal outer surface, and an assembly-receiving inner surface. The liquid delivery apparatus is received adjacent the assembly-receiving surface and includes a liquid receptacle and liquid delivery elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Tao Xu, Xiaojun Zhang, Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 8985886
    Abstract: A hand-held shower head with an integral deployable brush for cleaning one's back and other hard-to-reach body areas is mounted to the shower head handle upon a sliding mechanism. In a lowered position, the brush is out of the way of the water stream enabling operation similar to a conventional hand-held shower. When in a raised position, the water stream flows through openings in the brush body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Rocky A. Derrick
  • Patent number: 8726445
    Abstract: A shower-mounted back scrubber aids in scrubbing and cleaning one's back while in the shower and includes a brush surface attached to a wall of a shower or tub by at least one (1) mounting bracket. Each mounting bracket includes a slot that accepts brush base. The brush base includes a plurality of soft bristles for gentle cleansing and a coarse bristles for more aggressive cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Dennis F. Wagner, Laurie A. Wagner
  • Patent number: 8695132
    Abstract: The shower head is invented with a hydroelectric generator, a motor and an externally equipped brush. When the user turns on the water tap, water goes through the hydroelectric generator inside the shower head and the motor makes the brush either rotate or vibrate while the electricity is received. Accordingly, the shower head allows the user not to only take a shower but also to have body cleaning and body massage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Teng-Chen Wu
  • Patent number: 8656546
    Abstract: This new foot scrubber is a combination of a foot dead skin and calluses remover and a bristled scrubber for cleaning purpose. The foot scrubber comprises a plastic bath mat with a plurality of suction cups and/or hook and loop fasteners on the bottom side to secure the mat from moving when it is used in a bathtub or shower. The top side of the mat can be divided into three areas: (1) the left and right areas being both flat and covered with abrasive materials, (2) the front part of the center area having a semi-spherical dome shaped extrusion covered with abrasive materials, and (3) the rear part of the center area having a detachable bristle scrubber pad, wherein the rear part of the center area comprises a plurality of female part locking devices for the use of engaging the male part locking devices on the bottom side of the detachable bristle scrubber pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jen Chuan Wang
  • Patent number: 8640277
    Abstract: A body scrubber includes a housing having two opposing sides, a top, a bottom and an open front face. Positioned within the open front face are a plurality of tiered, motorized cleansing rollers each formed of a hollow, perforated tube encapsulated by an absorbent cleansing sleeve. Either soap or water can be delivered to the interior of each tube using a control panel. A bather first delivers soap to the rollers and places a desired portion of the body against the motorized cleansing sleeves; when the soap has been thoroughly applied, the bather delivers water to rinse the applied soap. Accordingly, a bather may easily cleanse certain bodily areas that would otherwise be inaccessible with conventional cleaning implements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Ricardo Alba
  • Patent number: 8631523
    Abstract: The back-scratching and washing device for use in a shower includes a base that attaches to a smooth surface for use within a shower and features a plurality of interchangeable parts that attach to the base to perform a plurality of uniquely different skin engaging services. The interchangeable parts comprise rubber nodules, Loofahs, spring-loaded scrubbers, and bristled nodules. All of the interchangeable parts attach to the base via a spring pin located on a back of said part that engages one of an array of holes located on a front of said base. The device can be used to engage any part of a body, but is chiefly used for the back and hard to reach areas of said body. An array of suction cups located on a back of the base ensure secure attachment of the device to a smooth surface during engagement by an end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventors: Kyle Schneider, John Schneider
  • Patent number: 8621679
    Abstract: A motorized back scrubber device for installing in a shower featuring two parallel poles for securing to the shower wall, a motor housing slidably disposed on the first pole; a brush motor and track motor disposed in the motor housing; an elongated brush that engages the brush motor, wherein the brush motor functions to rotate the brush in a clockwise or a counterclockwise direction and the track motor functions to move the motor housing up and down on the pole; a drive lever with control panel extending outwardly from the motor housing, the control panel functions to control speed of rotation and direction of rotation of the brush motor and functions to control direction of the track motor; and a soap dispenser operatively connected to the control panel to pump soap to the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Francisco A. Diaz Donikian
  • Patent number: 8555430
    Abstract: An in-shower foot scrubber which includes an interchangeable scrubbing module having a scrubbing pad that attaches thereto, a wing that protrudes from each side thereof and a finger that protrudes from the front thereof, the finger includes a depressible spring-loaded button, and a scrubbing platform having a top portion and a base, the top portion includes a sloping region, the region includes an inlet that receives the finger of the module, an aperture receives the depressible spring-loaded button of the module to engage the platform to the module and a track disposed at each side of the region wherein each track defines a channel for slidably engaging each wing of the module to the platform, the base includes a shoulder that juts out horizontally therefrom to resist movement from the platform during a scrubbing session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Edgar L. Nicas
  • Patent number: 8505551
    Abstract: A device and method for removing dead skin from a person's foot by using a mat made of a foamy, cushioned, and light weight material. The mat has an upper surface and bottom surface. The upper surface has a rough or sandy like surface. The mat is further has a device for holding the bottom surface against a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Josephine Moretti
  • Patent number: 8458840
    Abstract: Device for back massage, in which each brush is removable, the face opposite the brush face having a prismatic axle for transmitting the action of the motor system, and in which the support has, for each brush, a prismatic seat combined with the aforementioned prismatic axle, at least one of the walls of the prism of the axle or of the seat having, moreover, a recess perpendicular to the wall to receive a part driven by a spring placed, in turn, inside a recess situated in a corresponding face of the seat or axle and in which each axle has, in turn, on the face opposite the brush face, a groove around said axle to receive a corresponding wall located on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Paten Pro Dax Group, SL
    Inventors: Francisco Javier Galindo Sanchez, Sergio Mezery
  • Patent number: 8407825
    Abstract: A shower nozzle having a brush includes a driving unit and a brush body. The driving unit is used to get power for driving the brush body. The driving unit includes a motor, bevel gears and a gear disc. The shower nozzle is compact in size and provides a brushing function when taking a bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Shen-Mu Kao
  • Publication number: 20130014322
    Abstract: A massage, scrubbing and cleaning apparatus for use in the shower that comprises a casing, a water-powered motor, a drive shaft that creates rotational movement, a drive shaft that creates linear movement, a pad, a clutch, an ON/OFF button, a regulator, and a water hose to the shower head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Reuven Moshe Zada
  • Patent number: 8272799
    Abstract: The portable back scrubbing device provides a polygon frame with beveled edge with perimeter lighting, as well as spaced apart lighting. The device stresses aesthetic appeal, lighting for ease of use in a shower, for example, and a plurality of scrubbing options. The plurality of scrubbing pads is provided in different pads that may be provided in varied heights and widths. Some pads are capable of opposite rotations of other pads for greater effectiveness in any use. The numerous suction cups provide for ensured, removable attachment to many surfaces. The various controls provide for rotation of the circular platform and for rotation of the platform brushes to be opposite that of the platform. Of the many functions, the circular platform motor may also provide for vibration of the pads. Soap control provides for control of liquids to be supplied to a plurality of the pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: David G. Yard
  • Publication number: 20120159702
    Abstract: The shower head is invented with a hydroelectric generator, a motor and an externally equipped brush. When the user turns on the water tap, water goes through the hydroelectric generator inside the shower head and the motor makes the brush either rotate or vibrate while the electricity is received. Accordingly, the shower head allows the user not to only take a shower but also to have body cleaning and body massage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Teng-Chen WU
  • Patent number: 8191196
    Abstract: A mountable scrubbing device comprises a support element comprising a rear surface and a front surface. Further, the mountable scrubbing device comprises a plurality of suction cups configured on the rear surface of the support element. The plurality of suction cups is adapted for detachably securing the support element on a flat surface. Furthermore, the mountable scrubbing device comprises a scrubbing element removably attached to the front surface of the support element. The scrubbing element is capable of scrubbing a posterior portion of an individual. Additionally, the mountable scrubbing device comprises a reversible hand scrubbing member detachably attached to the support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventors: Sylvia Aguilar, Olivia Camacho
  • Publication number: 20110265258
    Abstract: A floor insert may comprise a non-skid pad that comprises a pumice stone type material, and one or more feet attached to the non-skid pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Diana Carol Lindley
  • Patent number: 8015654
    Abstract: An apparatus for washing hands and/or fingernails includes a brush assembly attached to a water faucet. The brush assembly includes a backplane with two opposed brushes attached to the backplane such that the bristles on each brush face outward from the backplane. A clamping mechanism removable attaches the brush assembly to the faucet. The clamping mechanism is pivotable on the faucet so the user can move the brush assembly into the water stream to use the brushes and out of the water stream for rinsing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Syracuse University
    Inventor: Norman Faiola
  • Publication number: 20110145986
    Abstract: A portable back scrubbing and massaging device is provided that can be used in and out of the shower for effectively cleaning and massaging a back of an individual. The portable device has brushes that can be removed and replaced with other brushes or massage accessories. This permits an individual to select from a wide variety of brushes and massage accessories that have varying amounts of thickness, softness, firmness and/or length. The brushes can also be reconfigured into different arrangements or patterns that allows a person to get a cleaning or massage that matches the contours of that person's back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Steven V. Rowles
  • Publication number: 20110010841
    Abstract: A bathing aid includes a base, a bathing ball fastened to the base and a fastener disposed at the base and detachably fixable on a surface of an object. The base has a connecting part for detachably coupling the connecting part of the base of another same aid to form a bathing assembly with a large scrubbing area for body cleaning; besides, the base has a positioning part having an accommodating space for accommodating a part of the bathing ball. By means of the fastener, the bathing aid can be fixed on a wall or a floor of a bath room for helping a user clean his back and/or sole conveniently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Che-Yuan CHANG
  • Publication number: 20100083438
    Abstract: A shower nozzle having a brush includes a driving unit and a brush body. The driving unit is used to get power for driving the brush body. The driving unit includes a motor, bevel gears and a gear disc. The shower nozzle is compact in size and provides a brushing function when taking a bath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Shen-Mu KAO
  • Publication number: 20090241257
    Abstract: A shower-mounted back-scrubber device is installed on the wall of a shower stall at a height approximating the height of the user's back. The device has a pair of scrub brushes that rotate and reciprocate vertically. The user stands comfortably with his or her back abutting the device. The brushes traverse and clean the entire surface of the user's back without awkward manual manipulation or translation relative to the device. The brushes are motor-driven by a drive shaft connecting the motor to a transmission. The transmission and drive shaft have a telescoping connection that permits positioning a housing of the device relative to the motor. A controller regulates rotational and reciprocal speed of the brushes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Jacob H. Malta
  • Patent number: 7578021
    Abstract: A foot and back washing apparatus includes a base section formed from rigid and non-corrosive material and oppositely faced planar top and bottom surfaces. The apparatus further includes a first plurality of rectilinear bristles directly anchored to the top surface of the base section, a pumice stone directly nested to the base section, and a second plurality of rectilinear bristles intercalated between selected ones of the first plurality of bristles and extending upwardly from the top surface of the base section. The apparatus further includes a mechanism for removably attaching the base section to a support surface such that the base section remains static while the first and second pluralities of bristles are repeatedly engaged by the user body. Such a removably attaching mechanism includes a plurality of suction cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Inventor: Victor Figueroa
  • Patent number: 7552496
    Abstract: Disclosed is a body care brush comprising a brush holder (2-5) and a brush (1) that is rotatably mounted on said brush holder (2-5). The brush holder (2-5) is provided with a drive unit in which an electric motor (7) that is used for driving the brush (1) is mounted so as to be protected from the water. The brush (1) is hollow, is open at the bottom, and can be pulled over the drive unit so as to be driven by the electric motor (7) via an entraining element. The inventive body care brush provides relaxation and is comfortable and enjoyable to use, without going into contortions and applying any force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Inventor: Bruno Oberli
  • Publication number: 20090159092
    Abstract: A scrubbing device that includes a heel-shaped, plastic box that is attached to the floor within a bathtub or shower stall by the use of adhesive backing, and furthermore, includes an area available through the top surface of the box on which the individual could scrub and exfoliate a portion of their foot. The scrubbing area has an ovaloid shape to accommodate approximately the rear half of an individual's foot. An abrasive scrubbing material, pumice stone, or file-like material covers the surface of the scrubbing area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Wilfredo R. Munoz, Eugenio Perez
  • Publication number: 20090113616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hands-free shower scrubber and soap dispensing system. The scrubber includes an upper brush and one or more central brushes attached to a frame. The frame can be attached with suction cups to the shower wall. A pumping apparatus pumps liquid from a holding tank through a connection to the upper brush and/or the one or more central brushes. The pumping apparatus can be a pneumatic pump positioned on the floor or attached to the shower wall. The pumping apparatus can be activated by a foot, knee, hip, shoulder or other body part at a similar height to the location of the pneumatic pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventor: Dennis DALY, SR.
  • Patent number: 7500282
    Abstract: Presented is a device having a unitary body molded from synthetic resinous material and including a base member having a central mounting recess on its back side for receiving the mounting stud of a suction cup. On its front side the device is provided with a multiplicity of rows of spaced elastically resilient “prongs”, or a multiplicity of “tuft” like projections each formed of many different thin filaments, or a multiplicity of “rod” like projections the distal ends of which are semi-spherical or “rounded” and useful for applying deep massaging pressure to the skin for stimulation thereof. Integrally formed on the base member are mounting flanges having integral mounting lugs and mounting apertures for detachably interconnecting one such device to a similarly constructed adjacent device to selectively form a specifically arranged configuration or array embodying a multitude of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Inventor: Stewart B. Park
  • Patent number: 7472449
    Abstract: An inflatable plastic pillow with exfoliating surface on one side having a roughness at least as great as that of human skin, for use with exfoliating gels. The pillow is attachable to a shower wall with suction cups and reversible so that a massaging surface of greater roughness may also be used. The pillow provides a conformable cushion of air so that a user can move the body against the exfoliating surface held in place by the suction cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Inventor: John J. Orban
  • Patent number: 7467438
    Abstract: The bare back scrubber is a wall mountable device that includes a pad and a stand with legs and a faceplate. The pad is made of extra virgin polyester fibers; the polyester fibers are diffusely spread on top of each other forming a permeable and airy mat. The pad is removably attached to the stand by fasteners. The fasteners are fixed to the faceplate. The stand will ideally have five legs; four disposed at each corner of the faceplate and one disposed in the middle of the faceplate. The faceplate will be flat and have a thickness. A cloth may be disposed over the faceplate and pad to aid in applying lotions, creams or other liquid-type substances. The cloth will be fitted and be removably disposed over the faceplate and the pad so it can be laundered when soiled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Inventor: Therese A. Ryman
  • Patent number: 7451513
    Abstract: A back-scrubbing and cleansing apparatus includes a housing that has a plurality of sidewalls defining first and second isolated cavities. One side wall is provided with an inlet port in fluid communication with the first cavity for receiving a liquid cleansing agent therethrough. An end cap is threadably attachable to the inlet. The apparatus further includes a mechanism for removably attaching the housing to the shower wall and a plurality of rotatable scrubbing elements attached to another one of the sidewalls. The scrubbing elements include a plurality of resilient bristles. A mechanism is included for assisting a user to more effectively clean the selected body portion during operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventor: Reinaldo Torres
  • Patent number: 7434287
    Abstract: A removable wall-mounted back scrubber includes an anchor plate that has planar front and rear surfaces. The plate is vertically attached to a vertical interior surface of a shower stall. The plate has a plurality of equidistantly spaced suction cups coupled thereto. A reservoir is detachably connected to an upper portion of the plate and includes a hollow chamber therein. The reservoir has a longitudinal length substantially equal to a latitudinal length of the cleaning surface. A plurality of discharge outlets is oriented along a bottom surface of the reservoir. A cleaning surface is attached to the front surface of the plate and is juxtaposed orthogonally thereto. The cleaning surface extends orthogonally from the plate and terminates at a distance beyond the discharge outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Inventor: Misael Borges
  • Publication number: 20080235892
    Abstract: An exfoliation product as disclosed herein has a body formed of a flexible material and configured to have an exposed exterior surface. At least one or multiple sealed interior spaces are disposed within the body. An exposed scrubbing material is located on at least a portion of the exterior surface of the body and has mechanical exfoliating capability. The sealed interior spaces are filled with a flowable material that can submit to an applied pressure and conform to a shape of a body part applying the pressure upon the exterior surface of the exfoliation device and can maintain the conformed shape while resisting the applied pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventor: Ella J. Williams
  • Patent number: 7266857
    Abstract: A foot-scrubbing apparatus includes a non-porous and rigid base member that has planar top and bottom surfaces and suction cups permanently secured to the bottom surface. A primary sponge includes detachably engageable top and bottom layers defining a cavity therebetween for slidably receiving a user's entire foot. The top and bottom layers have vertically offset front edge portions for assisting the user to insert their foot into the cavity. A plurality of secondary sponges are directly conjoined to the top layer of the primary sponge and extend longitudinally therealong. The secondary sponges are sized and shaped such that a user's toes can be selectively nested between the secondary sponges. The secondary sponges have coarser surface textures than the primary sponge surface texture so that the user can clean tough skin surfaces adjacent to their toes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: Yosry N. Mezyed
  • Patent number: 7219387
    Abstract: An apparatus for the cleansing, abrading, or massaging of a foot includes a container that is placed on the floor under a shower. Openings are provided in the bottom of the container for water to drain. A first screen is disposed over the bottom of the container as a filter. A section of foam is surrounded by a second screen and is placed on the bottom of the container. A lining of artificial grass is disposed over the foam and it extends up and over the sides of the container where it is secured to the container. Any of a variety of abrasive materials is placed on the lining. In use, the person stands in the container and takes a shower while normal movement of the feet massage, clean, and abrade each foot including the sides and between the toes. Water flows through the lining and out through the bottom of the container while maintaining the abrasive materials in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventor: Toby Curtis Moore
  • Patent number: 7175357
    Abstract: A back scrubber is used in the shower and includes a multiplicity of brushes and a flexible soap dispensing container mounted on a flexible body. Suction cups are also mounted on the flexible body to fix the back scrubber to a wall. When pressure is applied to the brushes, a motor unit is activated to rotate the brushes. The same pressure will cause soap to be dispensed from the soap dispensing container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Iris N. Brignoni
  • Patent number: 7155769
    Abstract: A back scrubber is contoured to be amenable to a wide range of user sizes and shapes and has a soap storage compartment so liquid soap can be stored between uses of the back scrubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: Catherine Baker
  • Patent number: 7120947
    Abstract: A back massaging and cleaning device for scrubbing and massaging a back of a person taking a shower includes a massager having a front wall, a rear wall and a perimeter wall extending between and being attached to the front and rear walls to define an interior space. The front wall has a plurality of outwardly extending protuberances to massage a back of a person. A soap dispenser is coupled to the massager and is configured to receive soap and be in fluid communication with a water source. The soap dispenser supplies soap and water to the interior space. Each of a plurality of brushes is coupled to the front wall and is in fluid communication with the interior space to permit soap and water in the interior space to be applied to the back to scrub the back when the front wall receives the back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventor: Octavio Magallanes
  • Patent number: 7062815
    Abstract: A back scrubber includes a substantially U-shaped bracket including an elongated vertical base plate with an upper arm and a lower arm perpendicularly extending therefrom. Removably positioned between the upper and lower arms is a tubular brush member that is automatically rotated with an internal electric motor. A bather can cleanse his her or back by activating the motor and placing the back against the brush member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Inventor: Robert E. Richardson
  • Patent number: 7028362
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved sanitary foot washing device that is designed for washing feet in both private and public locations. This device has been created for the purposes of reducing the occurrences of foot mediated transmutable diseases that are prevalent in public locations like public showers and swimming pools. The device consists of a support having a system that administers fluid like detergents to scrubbing cords that enable the cleaning of all areas of the foot specially the regions between the toes. The support also has scrubbing sheets that enable the cleaning of the regions under feet as well as the regions on the sides of feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: Harry Davallou
  • Patent number: 6996861
    Abstract: A selectable shower scrubber massager is an apparatus to aid in the scrubbing and cleaning of one's back while in the shower. The apparatus is suspended from the shower head from an adjustable hanger that permits vertical adjustment of the body of the apparatus. The body has three separate sections of brushes designed to clean and/or massage the upper, middle and lower areas of the back. Each section is provided with rotating brushes controlled by a variable speed motor. Each section also has a soap dispenser that provides for the application of liquid soap from an integral interior dispenser. On the back of the invention are a set of four suction cups to aid in attaching the invention to the shower or bath wall. Control switches and speed adjustments for each section are provided operatively coupled with a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventor: Aaron Thomas Clark, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6912740
    Abstract: Two versions of apparatus for completely bathing oneself by users of wheelchair and elderly, infirm people are disclosed. Both versions includes a slidable up and down carriage with reciprocating belt for soaping and showering bathers back, a chair with coil under the seat for washing bottom parts of the body, a hand shower, and an appliance for washing the feet. For users of wheelchair the chair is designed for sliding with the bather from exterior of the bathtub to the interior of the bathtub. In version for elderly, infirm people the chair seat is fixed in position over the longitudinal lip of the bathtub to let the user to sit down on this chair as well as he sat on a standard chair or toilet. The users back in this case will be in area of the bathtub, while the feet will be out and the water, which coming out will be gathered by curtain in folding tray and pumped back in the bathtub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Inventor: Abram Fainberg