CN105451625B - Retainer for the device with removedly plate - Google Patents

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CN105451625B
CN105451625B CN201480041418.5A CN201480041418A CN105451625B CN 105451625 B CN105451625 B CN 105451625B CN 201480041418 A CN201480041418 A CN 201480041418A CN 105451625 B CN105451625 B CN 105451625B
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L13/00Implements for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
    • A47L13/10Scrubbing; Scouring; Cleaning; Polishing
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    • A47L13/46Securing scouring or polishing cloths or sponges to the handles by gripping means, tongs, or the like
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L13/00Implements for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
    • A47L13/10Scrubbing; Scouring; Cleaning; Polishing
    • A47L13/20Mops
    • A47L13/24Frames for mops; Mop heads
    • A47L13/254Plate frames
    • A47L13/256Plate frames for mops made of cloth

Abstract

The invention discloses a kind of retainer, the retainer is used to piece being removably attached to cleaning device.Retainer has at least one cantilevered, and the finger piece extends internally from the periphery of cavity towards the inside of the cavity.Behind retainer is flexible barriers, and the flexible barriers cover the back side of cavity at least in part.Barriers prevent the finger of user from extending into cavity too remote cause and being jammed, and allow the thickness of device (piece is attached to described device) to be reduced compared with the device with conventional sheet retainer.Barriers can provide vision and/or tactile barrier prompting to user, so as to which qualitatively which direction of signals user is the correct direction being inserted into piece in retainer, and quantitatively signals user piece should be inserted into retainer how far.Elasticity or stiff strand and/or barrier film panel can be used for barriers.

Description

Retainer for the device with removedly plate

Technical field

The present invention relates to the retainer for the device with removedly plate, the floor slice can be used to clean floor Or other hard surfaces.

Background technology

To hard surface such as floor (vinyl flooring, malthoid floor, tile floor, concrete floor), work top, shower It is well known in the art that equipment etc., which carries out cleaning,.Cellulose paper handkerchief and non-woven sheets can be used to realize cleaning, such as this area institute It is well known.Non-woven sheets can be made according to commonly assigned US 6,936,330 and/or 6,797,357.Cellulose paper handkerchief can root It is made according to commonly assigned US4,191,609 and/or 4,637,859.

This such sheets has been removably attached to hand cleaning device.These devices, which add, touches scope, and improves Ergonomics performance.For example, when the hard surface to be cleaned is floor, the device allows user to enter with stance Row cleaning, so as to improve comfort level with carrying out cleansing phase ratio with crouching appearance or kneeling position.Hand gear can be according to 2009/0077761; 7,346,428 and commonly assigned US 6,305,046;7,676,877 and/or D588,770 is made.

In order to assist the cleaning to loose bulky grain, rotatable hired roughneck's dust removing bar is make use of, such as institute in following patent It is disclosed:The US 9,783 that on June 28th, 1881 announces again;The 306,008 of the announcement on the 30th of September in 1884;In October, 1885 329,257 announced for 27th;4,654,927 announced on April 7th, 1987;7,134,161 announced on November 14th, 2006. Hired roughneck's dust removing bar in these teachings is by wheel drive.Specifically, each proposing in these bibliography With the multiple wheels for the floor contact to be cleaned.These wheel drives hired roughneck's dust removing bar, so as to eliminate the need to self-contained power motor Will.Electro-motor increases the cost and weight of device.Also Schizoid hired roughneck's dust removing bar has been used, such as 2005/0055792 and 7, Shown in 134,161.

In addition to hired roughneck's dust removing bar or hired roughneck's dust removing bar is substituted, the device also can be used vacuum broken to be removed from floor Bits.Available fans realize vacuum to provide suction, such as US 7,137,169 and 7, disclosed in 293,322.

Even if all these enhancement measures are carried out to the device, however it remains be removably attached to this by described The problem of device.Hook-loop attachment, such as 3 were had pointed out, described in 792,505, but the fiber to be come off from piece (when it is removed) Them may be made to become invalid.Equally, adhesive attachment may be blocked over time.Endless belt is set forth in 2,301,586 In, but they have the shortcomings that needing special attachment such as nail piece.Clamp had been suggested, such as 5,426,809 and 5, Described in 815,878, but they are likely difficult to manipulate and may become loose over time.

Elastic retainers have been used to removedly remain to piece in the feet of the device.These retainer uses are enclosed The resilient fingers set around cavity.Finger piece is arranged on cavity from being extended to the juxtaposed corresponding proximal end in cavity periphery In corresponding distal end.Finger piece can be substantially planar and is located in the plane of cavity hatch, or may extend into cavity In or extend cavity.

Suitable retainer can be according to commonly assigned 6,651,290 (specifically the 4th row, 15-65 rows);7,516, 508,7,536,743, D409,343 and D487,173 are made, or according to 3,099,855;3,760,450;3,877,103;5, 876,141;It is made with 6,098,239.

But these retainers do not solve the problems, such as that finger is clamped by the resilient fingers.If finger piece is too rigid, It is difficult to insert cleansing tablet.If finger piece is too flexible, it may not be kept for described in clean up task is entirely stated.Therefore, Need another method.

In addition, these retainers are not suitable for the device with feet, the feet is under cavity without enough Space.For example, if feet is relatively thin, it can be seen from either side and touch finger piece.If user is unfamiliar with just True piece means for attachment, then s/he piece may be attached to the wrong side of feet.Therefore, it is necessary to another method.

The content of the invention

The present invention includes the retainer for cleaning device.The device has feet, and the feet removedly connects By disposably plate.It can be used one or more retainers that floor slice is attached into feet.Retainer includes extending to chamber Cantilever type elastic finger piece in body.Flexible barriers are arranged on behind finger piece.When bending at least one finger piece, its with Barriers contact.Optional shank can be pivotably attached to feet.

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Fig. 1 is the perspective view of the feet with four retainers, and these retainers are manufactured according to the present invention, wherein Two retainers are partially illustrated with profile.

Fig. 2 is the top plan view of Fig. 1 feet, and it has without profile and be attached to described two holdings The piece of each retainer in device.

Fig. 3 is the bottom plan view of Fig. 1 feet, shows left retainer with flexible partition backing and with soft The right retainer of property strand backing.

Fig. 4 A are the instantaneous fragment vertical cross-section diagram intercepted along Fig. 1 line 4-4, show the i.e. free structure of the first configuration Finger piece and barrier film.

Fig. 4 B are the instantaneous fragment vertical cross-section diagram intercepted along Fig. 1 line 4-4, show and bend structure in the second configuration The finger piece and barrier film made.

Fig. 5 is the top perspective of device, and described device is with the feet partly shown with profile and optionally Two exposed retainers manufactured according to the present invention.

Fig. 6 is the bottom perspective view of the device of the present invention, and described device carries the feet for being switched to open position, and And expose optionally according to two retainers made of the present invention.

Embodiment

With reference to figure 1, the present invention includes the retainer being used together with cleaning device 10.It is to be appreciated that device 10 can have At least one such retainer, and more specifically, can have four retainers 60, each turning of cleansing tablet 20 has one It is individual.Retainer 60 can limit plane, and the plane can be with the surface aligned in general of cleaning device 10.

Referring to figs. 2 and 3 retainer 60 can limit the cavity 63 with front and rear.Before piece 20 is by retainer Portion is inserted into and engaged with one or more resilient fingers 62.Finger piece 62 can be from the peripheral cantilever of cavity 63.

The rear portion of cavity 63 can be blocked such as elastic diaphragm 66 of part 80 at least in part and close or cover.Barriers 80 It can perform following barriers function:Prevent direction of the finger of user along mistake from putting in cavity 63, and be also prevented from user's Finger penetrates into too remote in cavity 63 along the direction from front portion to rear portion as shown in the arrow F in Fig. 4 B.Barriers 80 can edge Any desired direction intersects with periphery 64 so that incorrect use/operation of the barriers 80 to retainer 60 provides tactile And/or vision barrier.

Barriers 80 can be flexible.So-called flexibility, refer to barriers 80 in use when being bent by finger piece 62 Deformed in the presence of the normal force run into.Removed when piece 20 is installed in piece 20 or even from retainer 60 by user At described, such flexure can occur.Barriers 80 can also be flexible.It is so-called flexible, refer to that finger piece ought be come from When 62 flexure is removed, barriers 80 return generally to its initial position.Elastic barriers 80 provide following beneficial to effect Fruit:Strengthen the sense of touch of s/he when piece 20 is inserted into retainer 60 by user.Therefore, at least one finger piece is being bent When 62, and optionally before the flexure, finger piece 62 contacts with barriers 80.

In one embodiment, finger piece 62 and barriers 80 can be in contact relation in free state.The arrangement Advantageously allow for minimizing the thickness of feet 14.In another embodiment, finger piece 62 and barriers 80 can be juxtaposed, But it is not in contact relation, until finger piece 62 is bent or bent by user.

Barriers 80 can provide vision and/or tactile barrier prompting to user.For example, barriers 80 can be transmitted qualitatively Number inform which direction of user is correct direction piece 20 being inserted into retainer 60.Barriers 80 can also be transmitted quantitatively Number inform user piece 20 should be inserted into retainer 60 how far, and specifically when signals have reached complete Insertion.

If selecting the elastic diaphragm 66 for elastic barriers 80, elastic diaphragm 66 is in response to user against finger-like Thing 62 apply power and deform out outside the plane of cavity 63.The available vector orthogonal with finger piece 62 and/or barrier film 66 of the power Component applies.

The arrangement allows device 10 to be used together with the feet with bottom plate 16, and the bottom plate is advantageously rigidity 's.It is so-called rigid, refer to bottom plate 16 in normal conditions of use, such as cleaned and installed/remove cleansing tablet 20 when It is indeformable.Stiff baseplate 16 provides following beneficial effect:Bottom plate 16 can pivot relative to shell 50, without excessive deformation occurs simultaneously It may become loose over time.But without the stiff baseplate 16 of the retainer 60 of claimed invention It is not easy to allow using relatively thin feet 14 or produces favourable sense of touch.Technical staff will recognize that, by claims The retainer 60 of the invention of protection is equally applicable to or without pelmatozoa 12 and the device with conventional feet 14 10, such as commonly assigned US 6, shown in 484,356.Such conventional feet 14 does not have multiple components, such as relative to that The bottom plate 16 of shell 50/ of this movement.

With reference to figure 1, Fig. 4 A and Fig. 4 B, retainer cavity 63 includes periphery 64.An ellipse, but technology are shown in figure Personnel will recognize that the invention is not restricted to this.Cavity 63 can have as needed circular, rectangle and other symmetric shapes or Irregular shape.The periphery 64 of cavity 63 is shown as plane, but technical staff will recognize that, the invention is not restricted to this.

Periphery 64 can have 14mm, 12mm or 10mm minimum dimension in any direction.This is sized to allow to make The finger (be usually forefinger) of user cosily attaching piece 20.

The distal end that one or more finger pieces 62 are extended in cavity 63 from the proximal end on periphery 64.Finger piece 62 are shown as being in the plane on the periphery 64 of cavity 63, but technical staff will recognize that, the invention is not restricted to this.No matter Whether periphery 64 is plane, and finger piece 62 can be extended in cavity 63 by planar fashion, as shown in the figure.Alternatively, finger-like Thing 62 can extend outwardly and away from the surface of the feet 14 of device 10 from cavity 63.Alternatively, finger piece 62 can be towards cavity 63 Rear portion extend internally.

Finger piece 62 can be general planar as shown in the figure, have circular cross section, I beam shapes cross section etc..Finger piece 62 Can have constant width or a variable-width, including a wedge shape as depicted, can have on demand constant thickness as depicted or Variable thickness etc. is to provide desired bending rigidity.Finger piece 62 can from the juxtaposed proximal end cantilever in periphery 64, and It is apered to a little at distal end.The point can be used for joint fastener 20 to prevent the accidental separation during use of limited step 20.

Finger piece 62 can have similar geometry and/or rigidity, or can have different geometries, as schemed institute Show.One or more finger pieces 62, specifically their at least one distal end, can be contacted in use with barriers 80 with Cause their flexure.Such flexure of barriers 80 during the insertion/removal of piece 20 can to user provide tactile and/or Visual signal.

Behind finger piece 62 is barrier film 66, and the barrier film can be elastic diaphragm 66.It is so-called flexible, refer to every The plane that film 66 is orthogonal to cavity 63 in the presence of the insertion force applied from user to one or more finger pieces 62 occurs Deformation, and return to its initial construction when the insertion force is removed.

With reference to figure 3, barrier film 66 can extend with the similar shape of 63 periphery of cavity 64 and in whole cavity 63.If desired, barrier film 66 can be more than cavity 63 so that the finger 62 that barrier film 66 can surprisingly minimize user is kept device finger piece 62 and clamped Incidence.The appropriate location that can be maintained at barrier film 66 with lining ring 67 in feet 14.

With reference to figure 3, Fig. 4 A and Fig. 4 B, lining ring 67 can be used as the bushing between barrier film 66 and feet 14.Barrier film 66 can be by Lining ring 67 is stretched and is held in place by.Alternatively, barrier film 66 can be by adhesive or to the other attached of the wall of feet 14 Connect and be held in place by.

Referring particularly to Fig. 4 A and Fig. 4 B, barrier film 66 and finger piece 62 can be along the direction intervals of the plane perpendicular to cavity 63 Open at least 2mm, 4mm, 6mm or 8mm and be less than 10mm.If enough piece 20 must be allowed to insert deeply with cavity 63 and be not present Required situation is compared during barrier film 66, and the spacing can surprisingly allow retainer together with the relatively thin geometry of feet 14 Use.Use minimum distance of the common ruler by the distance measurement between barriers 80 and finger piece 62.

Alternatively, barrier film 66 and finger piece 62 can be juxtaposed, and are in contact with each other in free position.The arrangement The even more thin geometry of feet 14 is hypothetically provided.

Referring particularly to Fig. 4 B, finger piece 62, and specifically its distal end can be when bending and barrier film towards barrier film 66 66 contacts.Such contact will equally be such that barrier film 66 deforms in same direction.Finger piece 62 can specifically in response to by user such as Bent shown in arrow F along the insertion force of piece 20 that the first direction for the plane for being approximately perpendicular to cavity 63 is applied.

With reference to figure 6, if it is desired to there is the device 10 of the bottom plate 16 of relative thin, then one or more guarantors with barrier film 66 Holder 60 may be provided on the inner surface of bottom plate 16.The retainer of the present invention surprisingly allows bottom plate 16 sufficiently thin to make The closing position below shell 50 is switched to period.Prophesy ground, retainer of the invention can unexpected land productivity with shorter Finger piece 62, so as to save material, and the situation that piece 20 separates during use not excessively occurs.

Barrier film 66 can be tightened, optionally pre-tensioned and optionally bilaterally pre-tensioned.It is so-called pre-tensioned, be Refer to barrier film 66 to be under tension force when being spaced apart and not contacting with the finger piece with finger piece 62.The arrangement provides as follows Beneficial effect:The less flexure of finger piece 62 is needed to be scratched come sufficiently transflexural diaphragm 66 to cause barrier film 66 to resist finger piece 62 Song simultaneously returns to initial construction.

If desired, barrier film 66 can be loose, and it is optionally convex.The arrangement allows using longer Nail is without tearing barrier film 66.Alternatively, barrier film 66 can close to cavity 63 center at it is thicker, so as to deformation when increasing is provided Big return force.Although being illustrated that solid barrier film 66, technical staff will recognize that, it is possible to use perforation or perforate barrier film 66。

With reference to figure 1, Fig. 4 A and Fig. 4 B, barrier film 66 can have 40 to 60 by GB/T531-1992 measurements, and specifically 48 To 52 Durometer A hardness.As measured by GB/T529-1999, tear strength can be at least 12KN/M, 14KN/M, 16KN/M Or 18KN/M.As measured by GB/T528-1998, the elongation can be at least 200%, 250%, 320% or 420%.Every Film 66 may include 60 to 80 weight % methyl vinyl silicone, 18-36 weight % titanium dioxide siloxanes and remaining its Its material.If desired, using zero strain elastomeric element, such as commonly assigned US 5, the zero strain disclosed in 143,679 Elastomeric element can be used for barrier film 66.Elastomer polymer film and/or the elastomer polymer being embedded into non-woven, such as purchased from Tredegar Corp. (Richmond, VA) Flex FeelTM、Flex aireTM、Extra FlexTMWith Fabri FlexTM Available for barrier film 66.The silicone elastomer of heat cure, such as from Momentive Fine Performance Materials Shenzhen Co. (Shenzhen, China) GFE-151 can be used for barrier film 66.It can be formed as non-woven Fabric to produce the polymer of elastic performance, such as purchased from Kraton Polymers LLC (Houston, TX) MD6717, MD6705 and G1643 can be used for barrier film 66.

Barrier film 66 can have the hole passed therethrough, and be attached to lining ring 67 via right cylinder 70.Post 70 can be inserted into and wear Cross corresponding hole so that barrier film 66 does not separate in the service life of feet 14.

In an alternative embodiment, prophesy ground barriers 80 need not be flexible.Barriers 80 can for example including by Barrier film 66, formed film or similar material as known in the art made of non-woven material.Material for such barrier film can be It is loose or tighten.Non-resilient barrier film 66 can be used as the vision and/or tactile barriers 80 to cavity 63, as described above.

Referring particularly to Fig. 3 right side, in an alternative embodiment, elastic barriers 80 may include that one or more is soft Property strand 65.The executable following barriers function for being similar to barrier film 66 of strand 65:Prevent direction of the finger of user along mistake Cavity 63 is put in, and the finger for being also prevented from user is saturating along the direction from front portion to rear portion as shown in the arrow F in Fig. 4 B Enter into cavity 63 too remote.An at least strand 65 can intersect along any desired direction and periphery 64 so that strand 65 Incorrect use/operation to retainer 60 provides tactile and/or vision barrier.

Strand 65 can be it is flexible i.e. elasticity or be stiff.Strand 65 can be set to regular grid (as schemed It is shown), radial pattern, random patterns etc..

Elastic strands 65 are loose, tightening or pre-tensioned with can foretelling, as discussed above concerning the resistance of the type of barrier film 66 Described in spacing body 80.Suitable elastic strands 65 can be the rubber bands of Fulflex System 7000 and TEX3CW15TPE bands, both It is purchased from Fulflex, Inc (Brattleboro, VT05301);And it is alternatively and is purchased from EI DuPont de Nemours and Co (Wilmington, DE) LYCRA elastic strands 65, they are in about 470-1500 dtexs and specifically 620-1050 dtexs In the range of.Inelastic strands may include common nylon or cotton thread etc..

Technical staff will recognize that specific retainer 60 is not limited to one group of finger piece 62 and/or barriers 80.It can make With multiple barriers 80, barriers 80 are specifically mixed, such as use in a series arrangement.The finger of user can run into loose First barriers 80, first barriers send the first haptic signal.Then in further flexure, user can run into the Two barriers 80, second barriers for elasticity and provide second and optionally stronger signal to indicate to have reached suitable When finger piece 62 bend.

Optionally, identical barriers 80 may include two or more barrier films 66 or connection have one of strand 65 or Multiple barrier films 66.For example, one or more strand 65 can be used to be used as reinforcer behind barrier film 66.If in loose barrier film 66 use elastic strands 65 below, then such arrangement can be favourable.

Prophesy ground, the barriers 80 of barrier film 66 provide more preferable vision than the barriers 80 of strand 65 and obstructed.On the contrary, strand 65 The prophesy of barriers 80 ground is more cheap than the barriers 80 of barrier film 66.

With reference to figure 5-6, the present invention can be used for (not showing with axially rotatable hired roughneck's dust removing bar 44 and/or vacuum nozzle Go out) surface cleaning apparatus 10 to remove chip from floor.Loose chip can be swept into dirt bin by hired roughneck's dust removing bar 44 In 58, as described in 2010/0287716.

Device 10 may include shank 12 and feet 14, the single shaft relation (situation of such as hinge of the feet to pivot Like that) or pivot multiaxis relation (as universal joint connect situation) be installed to the shank.Alternatively, if it is desired to Small hand-held device 10, then shank 12 and feet 14 can be set to fixed relationship so that work top, shower set and similar Surface can be cleaned.Feet 14 may include shell 50 and be attached pivotally to bottom plate 16 thereon.Feet 14, and have Body ground bottom plate 16, can removedly receiving sheet 20 on its bottom so that this such sheets 20 during cleaning can slideably with Floor contact.

Device 10 optionally includes axially rotatable hired roughneck's dust removing bar 44, and hired roughneck's dust removing bar has relative end Portion 42 and one or more bristles or blade 46 from floor to remove chip.Hired roughneck's dust removing bar 44 can be electronic, such as this As field is known.Loose chip can be swept into dirt bin 58 by hired roughneck's dust removing bar 44, such as institute in 2010/0287716 State.

With continued reference to Fig. 5 and Fig. 6, feet 14 may include sufficiently large to accommodate accounting for for floor slice 20 and hired roughneck's dust removing bar 44 There is area.Feet 14 can be substantially rectangular, have the shell 50 for including 52 and two side 54H spaced apart of front portion. Side 54H spaced apart limits the width of shell 50 between the two.

The symmetrically relative mirror image of feet 14 may include to set around longitudinal centre line two.User can substantially press A series of strokes are from front portion 52 posteriorly 53 and back from rear portion anteriorly pushing meanss 10.

Bottom plate 16 can have rectangle occupied area on the target surface.Bottom plate 16 can form the rear portion 53 of feet 14, and With two side 54SP spaced apart.Side 54SP spaced apart limits the width of bottom plate 16 between the two.

Bottom plate can 16 outer surface with inner surface and corresponding thereto.It is interior in the case where bottom plate 50 is in the close position Surface can face the bottom of shell 50.By the way that floor slice 20 is only attached into bottom plate 16, user can be by shell 50 from such as Fig. 5 institutes The first closing position shown is switched to open position as shown in Figure 6.

Both the inner surface of bottom plate 16 and outer surface can have one or more retainers 60 thereon.The arrangement has Allow the bottom plate 16 that floor slice 20 is attached to device 10 sharply, and it is unrelated with the shell 50 of device 10 and be not attached to described outer Shell.By the way that floor slice 20 is only attached into bottom plate 16, the bottom plate 16 pivotably or floats when being moved on floor, can be preferably Thus it can strengthen cleaning effect with floor contact.

More specifically, floor slice can wrap up the distal side edge of bottom plate 16, and it is attached on two relative surface Retainer 60.The arrangement provides following beneficial effect:Using the floor slice 20 flat as caused by made of routine.This Outside, by wrapping up the distal side edge of bottom plate 20, floor slice 20 can reduce chip without the free edge with floor contact Snowplow phenomenon.

Bottom plate 16 and shell 50 can pivot around axis A-A relative to each other.Axis A-A can be set to parallel to optional The axis of rotatable hired roughneck's dust removing bar 44.Axis A-A may be provided at the centre on shell 50 and at the top and bottom of it.

The shell 50 of bottom plate 16/ is pivotably by 20 to 180 degree and specifically about 90 degree of angles.Pivot is turn 90 degrees to its midsole Approximately or substantially orthogonal construction provides following beneficial effect to the shell 50 of plate 16/:One of shell 50 of bottom plate 16/ can be kept With floor contact, while another is raised, when user runs into turning with meeting ergonomics with shank juxtaposition and inclined To one side.

The arrangement provides following beneficial effect:Device 10 can with hired roughneck's dust removing bar 44 for specific clean up task and Both are used together piece 20, as shown in Figure 5.Or device 10 only can be used together with the piece 20 for specific clean up task, such as Shown in Fig. 6.

Optional plow 56 can intercept the chip on floor and such chip is deviateed wheel 40.Specifically, plow-shape Part 56 can make chip be offset to hired roughneck's dust removing bar 44 or the two hired roughneck's dust removing bars 44 so that thus chip can be picked up Take and be directed in dirt bin 58.

Plow 56 can be flexible so that it is deformed under the weight of feet 14.The deformation can allow optional Hired roughneck's dust removing bar 44, nozzle (not shown), piece 20 during cleaning preferably with floor contact.Plow 56 can be hard by Shore Degree A is made up of 40 butadiene acrylonitrile copolymer.

Feet 14 may also include the parts of hinge, universal joint, ball-and-socket joint etc. or they pivotally to receive shank 12.Optionally and if sufficiently small, the feet 14 without pelmatozoa 12 can be used.

Optionally, device 10 may also include vacuum (not shown) to remove chip from floor.Vacuum can be fans drive , and lost chip is delivered in dirt bin.Dirt bin 58 can be arranged on the shank 12 of device 10, such as US 7, Disclosed in 137,169.If using vacuum system, vacuum system can have pivoted nozzle to allow to touch piece retainer 60, such as US 7, disclosed in 293,322.

In another embodiment (not shown), device 10 can spray to clean solution floor or other target surfaces On.The arrangement provides following beneficial effect:User is it can be seen that clean solution applies wherein, because it is blocked in The lower section of floor slice 20.Clean solution can be any of the above described liquid solution, aqueous or other form.

Sprayer can be pumping system, such as on commonly assigned US 8, shown in 186,898, or for permanently/it is removable Ground is attached to device 10 or part thereof of gravity system.Or using independent aerosol or triggering (not shown) Pump type sprayer, as known in the art.

If selecting paint finishing (not shown), such system can allow to make together with reusable floor slice 20 With the microfibre floor slice 20 being such as used together with commercially available steam unit 10.But reusable floor slice 20 have the shortcomings that disclosed herein.Therefore, paint finishing advantageously can be used together with the floor slice 20 being intended for single use, described Floor slice goes out of use after once cleaning event.If using sprayer, advantageously using dry absorption floor slice 20, such as herein by US 6,716,805B1, US 7,420,656B2, US 7,163,349, US6,101,661 and US 7, 144,173 described and those referenced.

Floor slice 20 available for the present invention may include to texture non-woven cloth and more specifically spunlacing method.Institute Stating non-woven material may include the single synusia with three layers.Three layers may include to be plugged on two spun-bonded fibre layers it Between be combed into network fiber layer.Floor slice 20 can be according to commonly assigned US 6,561,354;6,645,604 and/or 2002/ 0042962 is made.

Optionally, floor slice 20 may include laminate structures, especially if being susceptible to the present invention being used for moisturizing cleansing Words.The lamilate may include at least one floor contact layer and at least one absorbability reservoir for storage layer.3rd, it is special The contact layer of feet 14 is optional and can be used in being attached to device 10.Therefore, floor slice 20 of the invention may include 1 It is individual, 2,3,4 or more layers.

When using more laminate structures, outer floor contact layer can be comprising at least about 30% hydrophobic fibre for oil removing And slid on floor.Floor contact layer may include the discrete apertured nonwovens of more olefinics.The non-woven material may include It is combed into network fiber, spun-bonded fibre, and/or meltblown fibers.

Material available for floor contact layer can be sufficiently durable to keep integrality during cleaning.In addition, When cleaning floor slice 20 and being used in combination with solution, floor contact layer can absorb liquid and dirt, and by those liquid with Emissions are to accumulation layer.The transfer ensures that floor contact layer will can remove additional materials from the surface cleaned.

In order to provide desired integrality, the material for the floor contact layer that is particularly suitable for use in includes synthetic material such as polyene Hydrocarbon (for example, polyethylene and polypropylene), polyester, polyamide, synthetic cellulose (for example, artificial silk) and their blend. Such synthetic material can utilize known method to be made, and such as comb networking method, spun-bond process, meltblown, air laid, acupuncture Method etc..In one embodiment, floor contact layer may include the 80 of 50gsm:20PP/ artificial silk non-woven materials.

Various methods can be used to form the web of the floor slice 20 suitable for the present invention.Such web can pass through Non-woven material dry-forming technique such as air laid is made;Or be made alternatively by wet-laid processes, such as exist It is made on paper machine.Other non-woven material manufacturing technologies can also be used, including but not limited to such as meltblown, spun-bond process, pin Acupuncture manipulation and the technology of spun lacing method.

In one embodiment, dry fiber can be air-flow method non-woven web materials, and it includes natural fiber, short fibre The combination of length synthetic fibers and latex adhesive.Dry fiber net can be about 20 to 80 weight % wood pulp cellulose, 10 to 60 The adhesive of weight % staple length polyester fiber and about 10 to 25 weight %.Dry ground plate 20 can have between about 30 Base weight between about 1000 grams/m.

Floor slice 20 can be substantially rectangular, and its size is set to the bottom plate 16 for being removedly fitted in device 10 On.Floor slice 20 can have two relative faces, that is, the top surface for being used to receiving the bottom plate 16 for being attached to device 10 and contact are simultaneously clear The bottom surface of clean target surface.Floor slice 20 can act as shampooing layer or the additional materials with addition for shampooing.

Floor slice 20 may include membrana perforata or non-porous film, and the film of the floor slice 20 of wetting is frequently utilized in such as this area. Non-porous film will suppress steam or liquid (if prevention) and pass therethrough, so as to potentially reduce the work(of cleaning systems Effect.

Floor slice 20 can be disposable after a single use.It is so-called disposable, refer to floor slice 20 cleaning of to Few 5,10,15,20 or more square metres being intended for single use goes out of use afterwards, and not washed or recovery.

The floor slice 20 that pre-wets used can be especially advantageous in the system of the present invention, because they always at any time may be used With, and it is easy to use, without carrying out specific dosing.User, which does not have to concern, to be applied with excessive clean solution and causes wave Take, also do not have to concern and be applied with very few clean solution and effect is insufficient.Pre-wetting floor slice 20 can be according to commonly assigned US 6,716,805 teachings are made.

It is to be appreciated that dimension disclosed herein and value, which are not intended to, is strictly limited to cited exact value.It is on the contrary, unless another Indicate outside, otherwise each such dimension is intended to indicate that described value and around the functionally equivalent scope of the value.For example, it is disclosed Size for " 40mm " is intended to indicate that " about 40mm ".It should be appreciated that each greatest measure limit handled in this specification is equal Including each lower numerical limitation, as such lower limit has been expressly written herein.Locate throughout the specification Each minimum value limit of reason includes each high value limit, as the high value limit is clear and definite herein Write out the same in ground.The each number range handled throughout the specification is contained in each in the broader numerical Narrower number range, as the narrower number range is expressly written herein.

Except as otherwise noted, all numbers in this paper specifications, embodiment and claims, ratio and percentage are equal By weight, and all numerical value algnment accuracies for being provided with this area of limitation uses.

Except as otherwise noted, article " one/a kind of " and " this/described " refer to " one or more ".All references document Relevant portion be incorporated herein by reference.The reference of any document may not be interpreted as to its existing skill as the present invention The accreditation of art.When any implication of term in the present invention or definition to a certain extent with art in the file that is incorporated by reference When any implication or definition contradiction of language, the implication for assigning the term in the present invention or definition should be obeyed.

Although the specific embodiment of the present invention has had been illustrated and described, come for those skilled in the art Say it is readily apparent that various other changes and modification can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention.Cause This, is intended to all such changes and modification covered in appended claims and belonged in the scope of the invention.

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1. a kind of retainer, the retainer includes:
At least one finger piece, the finger piece can deform in the first direction from the peripheral cantilever of cavity, the finger piece;And And the retainer is characterised by also including:
With at least one juxtaposed flexible barriers of finger piece, when the finger piece is bent to contact the barriers When, the flexible barriers deform when being contacted with the finger piece.
2. retainer according to claim 1, it is characterised in that the limited closed perimeter to center of the holder, and And including multiple finger pieces, each finger piece from the juxtaposed proximal end cantilever of the closed perimeter to corresponding distal side End, the distal end and the center juxtaposition of the retainer.
3. retainer according to claim 1, it is characterised in that the barriers include barrier film.
4. retainer according to claim 3, it is characterised in that the barriers include elastic diaphragm.
5. retainer according to claim 3, it is characterised in that the barrier film is tightened.
6. retainer according to claim 4, it is characterised in that the finger piece is substantially planar in this first plane, and And the barrier film is substantially planar in the second plane, first plane and second plane are substantially parallel to each other and are spaced 4mm is opened to 8mm.
7. according to the retainer any one of claim 3,4,5 and 6, it is characterised in that the barrier film is completely covered described Cavity.
8. the retainer according to Claims 2 or 3, it is characterised in that the barriers and the finger piece are in the finger-like It is in contact with each other in the free position that thing is not bent.
9. according to the retainer any one of preceding claims 1-6, the retainer also includes being bonded on therein.
10. retainer according to claim 1, it is characterised in that:
The finger piece and the barriers limit cavity between finger piece and barriers,
The finger piece can be elastically deflected towards the barriers in the first direction, thus the barriers with it is at least one Bent during the finger piece contact in response to the contact, so as to provide signal to user.
11. retainer according to claim 10, it is characterised in that the barriers include an at least flexible strands.
12. retainer according to claim 10, the retainer includes multiple finger pieces, wherein in the finger piece It is apered to a little at least some at least some of corresponding distal ends in the finger piece, the point of the finger piece The barriers are contacted in response to the insertion force applied by user.
13. according to the retainer any one of claim 3,4,10,11 and 12, it is characterised in that the barriers are pine Relax.
14. the retainer according to Claims 2 or 3, it is characterised in that the barriers include non-woven material.
15. a kind of cleaning device, the cleaning device has at least one according to any one of preceding claims 1-14 Retainer.
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