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US20020000016A1
US20020000016A1 US09824667 US82466701A US20020000016A1 US 20020000016 A1 US20020000016 A1 US 20020000016A1 US 09824667 US09824667 US 09824667 US 82466701 A US82466701 A US 82466701A US 20020000016 A1 US20020000016 A1 US 20020000016A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B5/00Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware
    • A46B5/002Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware having articulations, joints or flexible portions
    • A46B5/0025Brushes with elastically deformable heads that change shape during use
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B5/00Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware
    • A46B5/002Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware having articulations, joints or flexible portions
    • A46B5/0054Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware having articulations, joints or flexible portions designed to allow relative positioning of the head to body
    • A46B5/0062Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware having articulations, joints or flexible portions designed to allow relative positioning of the head to body being flexible or resilient during use
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B2200/00Brushes characterized by their functions, uses or applications
    • A46B2200/30Brushes for cleaning or polishing
    • A46B2200/3006Brushes for cleaning bottles or hollow containers
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B2200/00Brushes characterized by their functions, uses or applications
    • A46B2200/30Brushes for cleaning or polishing
    • A46B2200/304Lavatory brush, i.e. brushes for cleaning toilets

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A brush includes a lower section made of polypropylene so that the lower section is flexible and can be bent into different angles, the lower section having an intermediate portion formed with a neck, the lower section being provided with a plurality of bristles, a collar made of gel fitted in the neck, and an upper section having a lower end inserted into an upper end of the lower section.

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    CROSS-REFERENCE
  • [0001]
    This is a continuation-in-part application of pending U.S. patent application Ser. No. 09/605,998.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0002]
    1. Field of the Invention
  • [0003]
    This invention is related to an improvement in the structure of a brush and in particular to one which can be used for cleaning comers of round or cylindrical objects such as a bottle, a toilet bowl, or the like.
  • [0004]
    2. Description of the Prior Art
  • [0005]
    As shown in FIG. 1, the conventional brush 1 generally includes a handle 1 and a cleaning head 12 fixedly mounted on the lower end of the handle 1. The cleaning head 12 is generally made with many bristles or a sponge for cleaning and removing dirt. However, the conventional brush cannot be used for cleaning curved passages and comers of a bottle, a toilet bowl, or the like. The conventional brush is often unable to reach the interior angled or curved areas of round or cylindrical objects such as a bottle or a toilet bowl because it is rigid and fixed in shape. The user of the conventional brush thus has difficulty in cleaning the interior of round or cylindrical objects effectively.
  • [0006]
    Therefore, it is an object of the present invention to provide an improved brush which can obviate and mitigate the above-mentioned drawbacks.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0007]
    This invention is related to an improvement in the structure of a brush.
  • [0008]
    It is the primary object of the present invention to provide an improved brush which can be used for cleaning comers of a bottle, a toilet bowl, or the like.
  • [0009]
    According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a brush includes a lower section made of polypropylene so that the lower section is flexible and can be bent into different angles, the lower section having an intermediate portion formed with a neck, the lower section being provided with a plurality of bristles, a collar made of gel fitted in the neck, and an upper section having a lower end inserted into an upper end of the lower section.
  • [0010]
    The foregoing object and summary provide only a brief introduction to the present invention. To fully appreciate these and other objects of the present invention as well as the invention itself, all of which will become apparent to those skilled in the art, the following detailed description of the invention and the claims should be read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. Throughout the specification and drawings identical reference numerals refer to identical or similar parts.
  • [0011]
    Many other advantages and features of the present invention will become manifest to those versed in the art upon making reference to the detailed description and the accompanying sheets of drawings in which a preferred structural embodiment incorporating the principles of the present invention is shown by way of illustrative example.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0012]
    [0012]FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a prior art brush;
  • [0013]
    [0013]FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the present invention;
  • [0014]
    [0014]FIG. 3 illustrates the working principle of the present invention;
  • [0015]
    [0015]FIG. 4 is a sectional view illustrating the engagement between the collar and the neck of the lower section;
  • [0016]
    [0016]FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a second preferred embodiment according to the present invention;
  • [0017]
    [0017]FIG. 6 illustrates how the present invention is used for cleaning a toilet bowl; and
  • [0018]
    [0018]FIG. 7 illustrates how the present invention is used for cleaning the interior of a container; and
  • [0019]
    [0019]FIG. 8 illustrates how the present invention is used for cleaning the interior of a feeding bottle.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • [0020]
    For the purpose of promoting an understanding of the principles of the invention, reference will now be made to the embodiment illustrated in the drawings. Specific language will be used to describe same. It will, nevertheless, be understood that no limitation of the scope of the invention is thereby intended, alterations and further modifications in the illustrated device, and further applications of the principles of the invention as illustrated herein being contemplated as would normally occur to one skilled in the art to which the invention relates.
  • [0021]
    With reference to the drawings and in particular to FIGS. 2 and 3 thereof the present invention generally comprises an upper section 21 and a lower section 22 which are provided with bristles 211 and 221, respectively. The bristles 211 are made of wires, while the bristles 221 are made of polypropylene.
  • [0022]
    The lower end of the upper section 21 is inserted into an upper end of the lower section 22. The lower section 22 is made of polypropylene and integrally formed with the bristles 221 by injection molding, so that the lower section 22 is flexible and can be bent into different angle and can retain that shape. As shown in FIG. 4, the lower section 22 has a neck 23 at the intermediate portion thereof, which is formed with a plurality of threads 231. A collar 24 made of soft and tough gel is fitted in the neck 23 for reinforcing the strength of the neck 23. The threads 231 of the neck 23 will strengthen the engagement between the collar 24 and the neck 23.
  • [0023]
    [0023]FIG. 7 illustrates how the present invention is used for cleaning the interior of a container. As shown, the lower section 22 is bent into different angles to clean the interior of the container. FIG. 8 illustrates how the present invention is used for cleaning the inside of a feeding bottle. As can be seen, the lower section 22 is bent to clean the inside of the feeding bottle.
  • [0024]
    [0024]FIG. 5 illustrates a second preferred embodiment of the present invention. As shown, the second preferred embodiment of the present invention is provided with bristles only below the collar, so that it can be used for cleaning a toilet bowl easily (see FIG. 6).
  • [0025]
    It will be understood that each of the elements described above, or two or more together may also find a useful application in other types of methods differing from the type described above.
  • [0026]
    While certain novel features of this invention have been shown and described and are pointed out in the annexed claim, it is not intended to be limited to the details above, since it will be understood that various omissions, modifications, substitutions and changes in the forms and details of the device illustrated and in its operation can be made by those skilled in the art without departing in any way from the spirit of the present invention.

Claims (2)

    I claim:
  1. 1. A brush comprising:
    a lower section made of polypropylene so that said lower section is flexible and can be bent into different angles, said lower section having an intermediate portion formed with a neck, said lower section being provided with a plurality of bristles;
    a collar made of gel fitted in said neck; and
    an upper section having a lower end inserted into an upper end of said lower section.
  2. 2. The brush as claimed in claim 1, wherein said neck is formed with a plurality of threads.
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US20050051353A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2005-03-10 Chong Fu Chiung Massively parallel interface for electronic circuit
US20050108844A1 (en) * 2002-04-19 2005-05-26 Michael Grobbel Cleaning device for cleaning pipes and receptacles
US20050183225A1 (en) * 2004-02-24 2005-08-25 Ding-Chou Wang Cleaning brush
US20060186906A1 (en) * 2000-05-23 2006-08-24 Bottoms W R High density interconnect system for IC packages and interconnect assemblies
US20070098895A1 (en) * 2001-08-24 2007-05-03 Smith Donald L Method and Apparatus for Producing Uniform, Isotropic Stresses in a Sputtered Film
US20070245553A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2007-10-25 Chong Fu C Fine pitch microfabricated spring contact structure & method
US20080209687A1 (en) * 2003-11-14 2008-09-04 Mccauley Patrick Bendable extension arm
US20090153165A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2009-06-18 Fu Chiung Chong High Density Interconnect System Having Rapid Fabrication Cycle
US7952373B2 (en) * 2000-05-23 2011-05-31 Verigy (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Construction structures and manufacturing processes for integrated circuit wafer probe card assemblies
US8567107B1 (en) * 2008-11-14 2013-10-29 The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army Gun chamber cleaning brush with container
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US7884634B2 (en) 1999-05-27 2011-02-08 Verigy (Singapore) Pte, Ltd High density interconnect system having rapid fabrication cycle
US20070245553A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2007-10-25 Chong Fu C Fine pitch microfabricated spring contact structure & method
US20050051353A1 (en) * 1999-05-27 2005-03-10 Chong Fu Chiung Massively parallel interface for electronic circuit
US7772860B2 (en) 1999-05-27 2010-08-10 Nanonexus, Inc. Massively parallel interface for electronic circuit
US7952373B2 (en) * 2000-05-23 2011-05-31 Verigy (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Construction structures and manufacturing processes for integrated circuit wafer probe card assemblies
US7872482B2 (en) 2000-05-23 2011-01-18 Verigy (Singapore) Pte. Ltd High density interconnect system having rapid fabrication cycle
US20060186906A1 (en) * 2000-05-23 2006-08-24 Bottoms W R High density interconnect system for IC packages and interconnect assemblies
US20070098895A1 (en) * 2001-08-24 2007-05-03 Smith Donald L Method and Apparatus for Producing Uniform, Isotropic Stresses in a Sputtered Film
US6811692B2 (en) * 2001-12-13 2004-11-02 Sim-Tech Filter, Inc. Bristled septic filter
US20030111399A1 (en) * 2001-12-13 2003-06-19 Koteskey Gary L. Bristled septic filter
US20050108844A1 (en) * 2002-04-19 2005-05-26 Michael Grobbel Cleaning device for cleaning pipes and receptacles
WO2003088800A1 (en) * 2002-04-19 2003-10-30 Michael Grobbel Cleaning device for cleaning pipes and receptacles, particularly toilet bowls
US20040075455A1 (en) * 2002-07-15 2004-04-22 Sammy Mok Mosaic decal probe
US20080209687A1 (en) * 2003-11-14 2008-09-04 Mccauley Patrick Bendable extension arm
US20050183225A1 (en) * 2004-02-24 2005-08-25 Ding-Chou Wang Cleaning brush
US8567107B1 (en) * 2008-11-14 2013-10-29 The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army Gun chamber cleaning brush with container
US20140250617A1 (en) * 2013-03-11 2014-09-11 Brushtech, Inc. Twisted wire brush and method of making
US9101205B2 (en) * 2013-03-11 2015-08-11 Brushtech, Inc. Twisted wire brush and method of making

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