Reservoir Separably Mounted On Elongated Handle Patents (Class 401/140)
  • Patent number: 9131823
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a shaft, a cleaning element mounted at a distal end of the shaft, a spray device mounted near the distal end of the shaft, a handle assembly mounted at a proximal end of the shaft, and a rod. The spray device includes a liquid reservoir, a pump and a nozzle. The handle assembly includes a lever rotatable about a pivot point with first and second engagement surfaces of different distances from the pivot point, and a knob having a cam surface and rotatable between first and second positions. The rod extends between the pump and the lever. The knob cam surface is engaged with the rod for aligning a first end of the rod to the first engagement surface with the knob in the first position and aligning the first end of the rod to the second engagement surface with the knob in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Butler Home Products, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Maczuzak
  • Patent number: 9113771
    Abstract: A cleaning system includes a cleaning implement having a handle and an attachable fluid dispenser that can be secured to the handle of the cleaning implement. A support can be located on the handle, and the support has a section that extends away from the handle. The attachable dispenser includes a container connected to a body having a dispensing mechanism for delivering a fluid from the container and out of a discharge orifice of the body. The container has an inwardly directed recess dimensioned to matingly engage the section of the support when the attachable dispenser is attached to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Zach, Julie L. Bates, Laura Herzog, Douglas F. Stewart, John E. Kiechel, Nasahn A. Sheppard, Christina D. Tapp, Peter I. Capraro, Sean P. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8931971
    Abstract: A cleaning pad (28) is disclosed. The cleaning pad (28) includes a base sheet (202) bonded to a fiber mat (203) and exhibits improved debris retention without leaving a residue on a surface to be cleaned when a volatile additive is applied to the pad (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Schwarz, John R. Wietfeldt, David A. Hoadley
  • Patent number: 8882379
    Abstract: An applicator device for applying oil or lotion to hard to reach areas of the body. The applicator comprises a hollow elongated body allowing the flow of fluid there through. The elongated body includes an upper and lower portions hingedly connected at the midpoint, thereby forming an elbow with a spring coupling. A coaxial flexible tube is disposed within the hollow elongated body for connecting the upper and lower portions. The distal end of the lower portion of the applicator attaches to the neck of a bottle (e.g. sun tan oil bottle). The distal end of the upper portion of the applicator includes a convex sponge. When the applicator is attached to a bottle, the bottle may be squeezed to force oil through the coaxial flexible tube and out through the pores of the convex sponge for spreading lotion onto a user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Cedrick Lebron Jackson
  • Patent number: 8876421
    Abstract: With respect to a cleaning tool having a sheetlike cleaning member for mopping a surface to be cleaned, it is intended to provide a technology effective for enhancing of cleaning effect. There is provided cleaning tool (10) comprising cleaning sheet (100) for mopping a surface to be cleaned and injection nozzle (252) for jetting a cleaning liquid toward the surface to be cleaned at its region under the cleaning sheet (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Tomokazu Suda
  • Patent number: 8662782
    Abstract: According to the invention, a surface cleaning device comprises an electrolytic cell for generating bleach for use with a cleaning pad. The electrolytic cell is in fluid communication with the cleaning pad for delivering bleach to a surface to be cleaned. According to another embodiment of the invention, the surface cleaning device is a hand-held cleaning device capable of selectively generating bleach at the request of a user directly in the cleaning pad. A sufficient amount of bleach for cleaning a surface can be generated within the electrolytic cell at the request of a user, eliminating the need for storing and transporting large quantities of bleach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric C. Huffman
  • Patent number: 8657516
    Abstract: A surface treating implement, comprises a body including:— a container receiver; a nozzle assembly comprising a fluid conduit fluidly connected to the container receiver; a container mounted to the container receiver, containing a predetermined amount of a treating composition and having a dispensing opening in fluid communication with the fluid conduit; wherein the body is associated with a handle which includes at least a portion of an activation means for the implement, characterized in that the fluid conduit includes a valve, wherein the valve is operable by a container member attached to and/or extending from the container, adjacent the dispensing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventors: Alessandro Cagnina, Giuseppe DiBono, Tangent Lu
  • Publication number: 20140033537
    Abstract: A skin care and shaving system is provided comprising disposable razor cartridge with one or more blades, skin engaging applicator member made of sponge like material and a handle for holding. The sponge like material includes small and large pore sponge and also foam pad which helps in applying all kinds of skin shaving enhancer such as shaving cream, lotion, gel, moisturizer during pre and post shave. Further, in another aspect of the present invention, it is provided a skin enhancer cartridge comprising a handle and a skin engaging applicator member without and razor blades attached to the system. The product of the present invention is a disposable one wherein the whole shaving system is disposable or in some cases the handle of the cartridge can be reused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Selva Kumar Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 8641309
    Abstract: A surface treating implement (10) according to the invention comprises a body (14) comprising a container receiver (36) and a nozzle assembly (26) comprising a fluid conduit fluidly (72) connected to the container receiver (36). At least one container (16) is selectively mounted to the container receiver (36) and contains a predetermined amount of a treating composition and has a dispensing opening (102) in fluid communication with the fluid conduit (72). A handle (12) is associated with the body (14). The nozzle assembly (26) is mounted to the body (14) for selective displacement a predetermined distance to release the treating composition from the container (16) through the fluid conduit (72) and onto a surface to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Perry, Herbert J. Vanderbilt, Kevin Haley, Donald J. Mahaffy, Justin Benacquisto, Kelli A. Cain, Kenneth M. Lenkiewicz, James A. Krzeminski
  • Patent number: 8596896
    Abstract: A cleaning tool (10) includes a cleaning head (11) and a handle (12) and is to be used with a cleaning sheet attached to the cleaning head (11). The cleaning head (11) has a gradual-liquid-release mechanism (16) including a liquid reservoir (14) and a gradual-liquid-release portion (15) that, by the action of hydrostatic pressure from above, gradually releases a liquid agent supplied to the liquid reservoir (14) to a cleaning face (17a) provided by a cleaning cushion (17) of the cleaning head (11) while causing the liquid agent to pass through a multitude of fine flow paths. The gradual-liquid-release portion (15) is provided continuously across substantially the entire width in the length direction of the substantially rectangular cleaning head (11) as viewed along the short-side direction of the cleaning head (11), the portion (15) provided facing the cleaning face (17a) of the cleaning head (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Eiki Kimura
  • Publication number: 20130315648
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus for painting a work surface including a handle housing. A disposable painting module is configured to be removably engaged with the handle housing. The painting module includes a paint applicator configured to be removably engaged with the handle housing. The paint applicator is configured to apply paint to the work surface. A paint reservoir is fluidly coupled with the paint applicator and is configured to be removably engaged with the handle housing. An urging mechanism is coupled to the handle housing and configured to interact with the paint reservoir to substantially uniformly discharge the paint from the paint reservoir and supply the paint to the paint applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Depingo, LLC
    Inventor: Depingo, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130279964
    Abstract: The invention provides a portable toothbrush with toothpaste inside the handle. The EZ 1 Travel Brush contains an insertable cartridge prefilled with toothpaste. A fully assembled EZ 1 Travel Located at the proximal end of the handle, where the unit is held, is a small circular dispensing button. Connected to an internal plunger assembly, this button is twisted clockwise to dispense toothpaste from within the brush onto the bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Tina Booker
  • Patent number: 8449212
    Abstract: A floor tool including a handle, a mop head, and a fluid reservoir. The handle includes first and second opposite ends through which a longitudinal axis of the handle extends. The mop head is coupled to the second end of the handle. The fluid reservoir is coupled to and carried by the handle at a location between the first and second ends of the handle and has a center of mass offset from the longitudinal axis. A portion of the handle is offset from the longitudinal axis more the center of mass of the fluid reservoir. Additionally, the portion of the handle is located between the fluid reservoir and the first end of the handle such that the portion of the handle is located above the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Crawford, Andrew M. Bober, Craig Conner, Mark Cors, Nicholas Reback, Daniel Lee
  • Publication number: 20120275841
    Abstract: An oral care system and method comprising an oral care implement such as a toothbrush having a plurality of tooth engaging elements and a cavity adapted to detachably house a dispenser containing an oral care agent. In one embodiment, the dispenser may be configured as a dispensing pen having an applicator on one end. A user may dismount the dispenser from the toothbrush, apply the agent to the oral surface, and re-mount the dispenser in the toothbrush for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmotive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Sharon Kennedy, Robert Moskovich, John Gatzemeyer, Joachim Storz, Raimund Klausegger
  • Patent number: 8267607
    Abstract: A surface working apparatus or cleaning implement that is useful in removing soils and other undesirable items from carpeting, hard flooring or any surface. More particularly, the present invention relates to a floor cleaning apparatus having a handle and an absorbent cleaning pad which is removably attached to a cleaning head and disposable after use. An aerosol canister is connected to the apparatus and a trigger is used to selectively dispense the contents of the canister in front of the cleaning head for cleaning the flooring. Various locking means are added to the floor cleaning tool to ensure proper floor chemical application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Harris Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert D. Harris
  • Publication number: 20120177432
    Abstract: Container for liquid or paste-like products, of the type consisting of a tank and of a closing cap of said tank and a handle for a stem carried by said cap, said tank consisting of a cylindrical body, limited above by a neck, said stem being configured to be introduced through said neck and having at the distal end thereof an application unit, characterised in that on the outer periphery of said neck there are provided relief shaped elements guiding and retaining pin elements projecting internally from said cap, said shaped elements consisting of a serrated, annular base crown and a series of guiding and retaining bodies, the axis of which is angled with respect to the axis of said tank 1, said bodies being mutually separated and separated from said annular crown by a channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: Brivaplast S.r.L.
    Inventors: Stefano VANONCINI, Anna POLETTO, Ambrogio FUMAGALLI, Bruno BOCCARDO
  • Patent number: 8210760
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to coating material applicators and more specifically, but not by limitation, to an apparatus for applying a coating material such as stain to a surface such as a deck, characterized by a generally planar surface with intentional gaps between elements (e.g., boards of a deck). In one example, a coating material applicator is provided. The coating material applicator is configured to apply a coating material to a structure having a generally planar surface formed by members having opposed surfaces separated by one or more gaps. The coating material applicator includes a base layer having an applicator surface for applying a coating material to the generally planar surface and a removable implement for applying the coating material to the opposed surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Sandahl, Timothy Jon Wessels
  • Patent number: 8210216
    Abstract: A paint supplying system and apparatus for delivering paint to a container system from a supply of paint at a remote location by a paint delivery system to permit application of the paint delivered to the container by a separate coating implement is provided. The container system includes a vessel having a bottom and a peripheral side wall, the peripheral side wall and the bottom define an open interior space. A connector includes a body with opposed first and second ends, a first port on the first end, a second port on the second end, and a through passage connecting the first and second ports, the body being attached at the first end to the bottom such that the first port is in fluid communication with the open interior space, and connectable at the second end to the hand wand such that the second port is in fluid communication with the supply passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel W. Ball
  • Patent number: 8186898
    Abstract: A plural nozzle cleaning implement. The nozzles are oriented inwardly, to provide a converging spray pattern. The converging spray pattern provides more coverage of the target surface, which increases residence time of fluid sprayed onto debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Glenn Allen Bradbury, Keith David Fanta
  • Publication number: 20110286780
    Abstract: An adjustable liquid-wiping device includes an adjustable handle and a serving container. The adjustable handle is a shaft which is flexible and telescopic. The serving container, connected to one end of the adjustable handle, forms a liquid-reserving space therein for containing lotion, medical liquid, or other liquid. The serving container is provided with a liquid supplying portion. Whereby, the adjustable liquid-wiping device is very convenient for assisting a user in wiping liquid on any parts of user's body by utilizing the adjusting function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Pi-Fen Lin
  • Patent number: 8052342
    Abstract: A universal connector for connecting a mop frame to a fluid source. The universal connector includes an upper connector piece with a proximal end for connection to a mop housing and a distal end with a pair of pivot arms. A fluid distributor having a hollow nipple portion connects to the fluid source and has a pair of pivot plates for pivotal connection to the upper connection piece for side to side pivot. Fluid distributor also has a pair of opposed elongated hollow arms for coupling to a mop frame. A fluid conduit passing through the upper connector piece from the fluid source and connected to the nipple portion of the distributor for distribution of fluid to the mop frame through the hollow distributor arms. Fabric mop pockets with an opening to permit rotation of the mop frame about the distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Euro-Pro Operating LLC
    Inventors: Maximilian Rosenzweig, Ognjen Vrdoljak
  • Patent number: 7850384
    Abstract: A fluid flow assembly includes a storage container connected to a fluid coupling and retaining cylinder. The connection is secured by a bayonet connection and walls between the bases of the container and cylinder. The storage container has a ball valve assembly disposed at its base, which includes an upper housing, a lower extension, and a ball valve axially disposed therein. The cylinder includes an axial hollow elongate fluid outlet on the base, co-axially aligned with an outlet port of the ball valve assembly of the container. The upper portion of the fluid outlet is a male coupling, which penetrates into the outlet port, when the container is connected to the cylinder, and axially displaces a valve ball from its closed position into an open position, enabling fluid flowing thru the ball valve assembly of the storage container, into the hollow fluid outlet of the cylinder, and downstream of it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Avet AG
    Inventor: Roland Sacks
  • Patent number: 7722273
    Abstract: A cleaning implement includes a cleaning head having on a bottom a cleaning operation surface, a holding portion arranged on the side opposite the cleaning head, a pipe for coupling the cleaning head and the holding portion, and a valve opening and closing device provided to the pipe so as to be able to hold a first container for receiving a first fluid or a second container for receiving a second fluid. The holding portion includes a lever coupled to the valve opening and closing device so as to open and close a first valve of the first container or a second valve of the second container. A spout of a second ejection nozzle for ejecting the second fluid containing an allergen inactivator is located, for example, at a height of about 30 cm or more from the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tanaka, Tomokazu Suda, Masatoshi Fujiwara, Akemi Tsuchiya, Gregory Clegg Spooner, Hoss Vong
  • Patent number: 7708484
    Abstract: A cleaning implement includes a cleaning head having on the bottom a cleaning operation surface and a valve opening and closing device that is connected to the cleaning head and can hold a first container for receiving a first fluid or a second container for receiving a second fluid. The cleaning implement further includes a first circulation path through which the first fluid is ejectable from the cleaning head and a second circulation path through which the second fluid is ejectable by interrupting the first circulation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tanaka, Tomokazu Suda, Masatoshi Fujiwara, Gregory Clegg Spooner, Hoss Vong
  • Patent number: 7708485
    Abstract: A cleaning implement includes a cleaning head having a cleaning operation surface on a bottom, a holding portion arranged on the side opposite the cleaning head, a pipe for coupling the cleaning head and the holding portion, and a valve opening and closing device provided to the pipe so as to be able to hold a first container for receiving a first fluid or a second container for receiving a second fluid. The holding portion includes a lever coupled to the valve opening and closing device so as to open and close a first valve of the first container or a second valve of the second container. A first ejection nozzle can eject the first fluid forward of the cleaning head, and a second ejection nozzle can eject the second fluid rearward of the cleaning head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tanaka, Tomokazu Suda, Masatoshi Fujiwara, Gregory Clegg Spooner, Hoss Vong
  • Patent number: 7699551
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cleaning device with a squirter for squirting liquid forward of a cleaning head. The cleaning head has a nozzle head with a nozzle. A liquid receiving part is provided to extend from beneath an orifice of the nozzle toward a front face of the cleaning head. Liquid dripping from the orifice of the nozzle can be led down an inclined top face of the liquid receiving part to the outside of the cleaning head, preventing the cleaning head from being soiled with a detergent, a wax or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Tomokazu Suda, Yoshinori Tanaka, Masatoshi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 7674060
    Abstract: A device for cleaning an out of reach window of a structure, which window might be otherwise difficult to reach without utilizing a ladder, wherein the apparatus comprises: a) a receptacle for holding a spray bottle containing window cleaning fluid; b) an armature to which can be attached a cable enabling the user to pull the cable thereby compressing the handle of the spray bottle and spraying cleaning fluid onto the window; c) a device for holding paper towels, fabric or other material for cleaning and drying the window; d) a receptacle for receiving a fixed or extending pole, enabling the user to extend the device above his head and clean windows which are otherwise out of reach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventor: Lawrence Lucero
  • Publication number: 20090097902
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a chassis with a plurality of roller assemblies disposed therein, and a cleaning web having a first and second cleaning surface. The cleaning web extends between the roller assemblies such that the first cleaning surface of the cleaning web faces outwardly from one of the roller assemblies and towards a surface to be cleaned and the second cleaning surface faces outwardly from another roller assembly and towards the surface to be cleaned permitting both sides of the cleaning web to be used efficiently during a cleaning operation. The cleaning device further includes an advancement mechanism for advancing the cleaning web between the roller assemblies. A handle assembly with control elements is provided for guiding and controlling operation of the cleaning device. The cleaning device further includes a fluid delivery assembly for storing and delivering fluids to the cleaning web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Richard Lemmon
  • Publication number: 20090092435
    Abstract: A liquid soap or lotion applicator for hard to reach areas of the body which includes in combination a substantially rigid elongated tubular handle with a low pressure squeeze bulb secured to one end of the tubular handle for forcing air under low pressure through the tube handle, and a hollow head connected to the opposite end of the tubular handle. The head is provided with a reservoir that communicates with the hollow interior of the tubular handle and is further provided with a removable access for pouring liquid soap or lotion into the reservoir. A porous applicator is removably secured to head with the interior surface of the applicator exposed to the reservoir whereby liquid in the reservoir will be forced through the porous applicator for application to the body when the bulb is squeezed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: James H. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20090052977
    Abstract: A system (1) for dispensing a single dose premeasured liquid, gel, cream or paste from a cartridge (9). The system (1) includes a brush handle (3) and brush head (4). The cartridge (9) is placed within the brush handle (3) and advanced toward the head (4) by means of a plunger (11) or a lever (34). A pick (13) punctures the cartridge (9) as the plunger advances toward the head (4). A series of orifices (6, 7, 38, 39) permit the contents of the punctured cartridge (9) to flow onto the brush bristles (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventor: Michael DellaCorte
  • Publication number: 20080298879
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to liquid applicators. More specifically, the present invention relates to a hand-held liquid applicator having a flexible elongated hollow body and elongated head with at least two openings, and a mechanism for fracturing the ampoules to release the liquid for dispensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: ENTURIA, INC.
    Inventors: ERIC CHESAK, JAMES R. BARDWELL, MICHAEL J. BALTEZOR, AIME' LENZ, CYNTHIA T. CROSBY
  • Publication number: 20080210251
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing comb and brush includes a handle portion and a head portion. The handle portion includes a container and a compressible chamber. The container may be formed from or consists of a collapsible substrate such as a bag and/or bladder, and is operative to store a liquid. The compressible chamber is operative to receive the liquid from the collapsible substrate for delivery to a plurality of nozzles. The head portion includes the plurality of teeth aligned in a row, a plurality of nozzles located, for example, between the teeth and a common delivery channel. The common delivery channel may be operably coupled to the compressible chamber and the plurality of nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: Diane L. Dallianis
    Inventors: Diane L. Dallianis, William C. Hughes
  • Publication number: 20080145132
    Abstract: A device for cleaning trim of a room includes a head and a handle. The head includes at least one first cleaning portion that can clean a first surface of the trim by moving the head in a lengthwise direction of the trim and at least one second cleaning portion that can clean a second surface of the trim by moving the head lengthwise direction of the trim, the second surface being above the first surface and not co-planar with the first surface. The head includes a removable cover. At least part of the first cleaning portion and at least part of the second cleaning portion are formed in the removable cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Yvonne Sandoval
  • Patent number: 7325990
    Abstract: A method for use of a deck stain applicator having a generally flat coating applicator pad having at least one coating delivery channel therethrough for delivery of coating material at a planar application surface of the pad for coating a generally planar surface having at least one gap therein and a plurality of bristles extending out of the planar surface of the pad for applying the coating material to a pair of opposed surfaces to be coated forming the gap and at least one recess in the pad for receiving the plurality of bristles when the pad is moved across the planar surface and the bristles are not aligned with the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Svendsen, Wayne Robens
  • Publication number: 20070297846
    Abstract: A rim-detailing device includes an elongated member such as a telescopic member, a quick-disconnect cleaning member releasably attachable to first end portion of the telescopic member, a self-pressurizable canister disposed at a second end of the telescopic member. A tube conveys rim cleaning liquid from the self-pressurizable canister to the cleaning member. The rim-detailing device is operable for cleaning a tire rim including adjacent to a brake caliper without removing the wheel from a vehicle. The cleaning member may include a plurality of different sized quick-disconnect cleaning members or a quick-disconnect scraper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventor: Darryl Z. Le Van
  • Patent number: 7296943
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning a baseboard of a wall may include pads and a handle. A front surface of at least one of the pads may be configured to contact a portion of the baseboard during use. A liquid dispenser may be provided to wet one or more of the pads during use. A portion of the handle may be angled to extend away from the wall and rearward from the pad during use. Top pads may be provided for cleaning a top face of the baseboard. The top pads may be vertically and horizontally adjustable relative to a holder to accommodate baseboards of various dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Inventor: Yvonne Sandoval
  • Patent number: 7223039
    Abstract: An automatic toothbrushing assembly has a handle casing and a reservoir casing connected to each other by mating grooves and ribs. The reservoir casing has a reservoir space containing toothpaste, and which has an inner stepped series of lateral feet and an opening at an upper end thereof, and a cover. The handle casing has an outer stepped series of feet and contains a brush having a handle and a brush head, with a spring extending between the handle casing and the brush handle. A latching assembly permits latching of the cover to the handle casing. A piston is located in the reservoir space and has elastic lateral wings which incrementally advance upwardly along the stepped series of feet of the reservoir casing, and an elastic piston tail which incrementally advances upwardly along the stepped series of feet of the handle casing upon application of downward sliding force ion the reservoir casing relative to the handle casing, thereby extruding toothpaste to a position where the brush head is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: Pjer-Mise Velickovic
  • Patent number: 7223038
    Abstract: An apparatus spreads flowable materials such as adhesives and/or sealants on a surface such as a floor and/or a wall. The apparatus has a pad retainer for a removable spreader pad and a reservoir chamber for flowable material pivotally attached to the pad retainer to permit pivoting of the reservoir chamber frontwards and backwards. The reservoir chamber has an adjustable gate through which the flowable material may exit. The gate is proximal the bottom of the reservoir chamber and complementary to the width of the pad retaining means to permit more uniform spreading of the flowable material. A handle is attached to and extends from the reservoir chamber. The handle may pivot from side to side on the reservoir chamber and may be hollow to house a cable associated with the means for opening the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Billy Star Holding Ltd
    Inventors: David E. Livingstone, Robin G. Pitman, Ronald W. Matechuk
  • Patent number: 7192210
    Abstract: A deck stain applicator having a generally flat coating applicator pad having at least one coating delivery channel therethrough for delivery of coating material at a planar application surface of the pad for coating a generally planar surface having gaps therein and a plurality of bristles extending out of the planar surface of the pad for applying the coating material to a pair of opposed surfaces to be coated forming a gap and at least one recess in the pad for receiving the plurality of bristles when the pad is moved across the planar surface and the bristles are not aligned with the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Svendsen, Wayne Robens
  • Patent number: 7182537
    Abstract: Cleaning implements provide effective cleaning of hard surfaces by delivering a spray of cleaning composition onto a surface to be cleaned in an area generally definable by a trapezoid relative to the leading edge of said implement. Implements such as those used to clean floors can be provided with disposable scrubbing pads which absorb the composition during the cleaning operation. A separate rinse step is not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nicola John Policicchio, Preston James Rhamy, Michael William Dusing, Kenneth William Willman, Rhonda Jean Jackson
  • Patent number: 7163349
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions, pads, wipes, and implements provide effective cleaning of hard surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nicola John Policicchio, Preston James Rhamy, Michael William Dusing, Kenneth William Willman, Rhonda Jean Jackson
  • Patent number: 7144173
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions, pads, wipes, and implements provide effective cleaning of hard surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nicola John Policicchio, Preston James Rhamy, Michael William Dusing, Kenneth William Willman, Rhonda Jean Jackson
  • Patent number: 7128490
    Abstract: A combination fluid dispensing bottle and scrubbing brush. The scrubbing brush is releasably secured to the bottle by a collar which has a first passage sized to be fit over and secured to a bottle cap covering the open spout of a plastic squeeze bottle, and a second passage sized to accept and secure a handle of a scrubbing brush in relative proximity to the sidewalls of the plastic bottle. The collar comprises a separable first and second clamping pieces which can be drawn together or spread apart according to the operation of a quick release device, to respectively secure the brush to the bottle or release the brush therefrom. Also the fluid dispensing bottle and brush may be provided with communicating passageways in order to directly dispense the fluid from the bottle into direct proximity of the brush bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Inventor: Wayne E. McEwan
  • Patent number: 7090421
    Abstract: A coating applicator assembly is disclosed for coating fasteners ends protruding from a surface of a structure, the fasteners extending a specific distance above the surface. In detail, the applicator assembly includes a handle. A coating member made from open celled compressible foam having a coating transfer surface in a generally W shape is attached to the handle. Preferably, the central V of the W shaped surface has an included angle of between 40 and 50 degrees and a depth of between 65 and 85 percent of the specific distance and the outer surfaces of the W shaped surface extending outward at an angle of between 40 and 50 degrees and the depth of coating member is at least 4 times the depth of the central notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventors: William T. Mead, Jorge A. Millan
  • Patent number: 7048458
    Abstract: A valve for controlling flow of fluid from an inverted fluid reservoir, the valve comprising: retaining mechanism for coupling the valve to a fluid reservoir; a central fluid opening for flow of fluid from the fluid reservoir through the valve; a valve post slidably disposed within the central fluid opening, the valve post having a sealing portion adapted to seal the central fluid opening and prevent fluid flow through the valve in a closed position; a biasing mechanism coupled to the valve post for biasing the sealing portion of the valve post against the central fluid opening when the valve is in the closed position; and an air vent system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Hall, Douglas J. Minkler, Francis J. Culang, Danielle J. Couts
  • Patent number: 7004658
    Abstract: An advanced cleaning system having a handle portion with a proximal end and a distal end, a cleaning head portion, the cleaning head portion adapted for use with a removable cleaning pad, and a cleaning fluid reservoir fluidically coupled to the cleaning head portion such that cleaning fluid is controllably allowed to flow via gravity onto the surface to be cleaned adjacent the cleaning head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Hall, Douglas J. Minkler, Francis J. Culang, Danielle J. Couts
  • Patent number: 7004663
    Abstract: A cleaning device, which has a swivel mounted removable sponge, a rigid arm, a pair of hollow tubes, and a hollow handle capable of containing cleaning fluid. Buttons located on the handle allow the user to release the cleaning fluid into the tubes and down into the sponge during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Carolyn Cupidon-Ebanks
  • Patent number: 6986618
    Abstract: An advanced cleaning system having a handle portion with a proximal end and a distal end, a cleaning head portion, the cleaning head portion adapted for use with a removable cleaning pad, and a cleaning fluid reservoir fluidically coupled to the cleaning head portion such that cleaning fluid is controllably allowed to flow via gravity onto the surface to be cleaned adjacent the cleaning head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Hall, James E. Rader, Boli Zhou, Karen S. Hefter, David J. Sayler, Eric Y. Park, Robert W. Flagler, Scott T. Haubrich, Shumanta Mitra, Richard Porticos
  • Patent number: 6986619
    Abstract: A method for cleaning a surface using a tool with both a cleaning head and a cleaning fluid reservoir housing coupled to an elongated handle, the method comprising the following steps: attaching a cleaning pad to the cleaning head; inserting a replaceable cleaning fluid reservoir into the housing; fluidically coupling the cleaning fluid reservoir to the cleaning head; dispensing controlled amounts of cleaning fluid from the reservoir onto a surface; and distributing the cleaning fluid evenly over the surface with the cleaning pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Hall, James E. Rader, Boli Zhou, Karen S. Hefter, David J. Sayler, Eric Y. Park, Robert W. Flagler, Scott T. Haubrich, Shumanta Mitra, Richard Porticos, Douglas J. Minkler, Sharon Olsen
  • Patent number: 6976802
    Abstract: An advanced cleaning system having a handle portion with a proximal end and a distal end, a cleaning head portion, the cleaning head portion adapted for use with a removable cleaning pad, and a cleaning fluid reservoir fluidically coupled to the cleaning head portion such that cleaning fluid is controllably allowed to flow via gravity onto the surface to be cleaned adjacent the cleaning head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Hall, Douglas J. Minkler, Danielle J. Couts, Katie K. Chow, Shumanta Mitra