US20070113864A1 - Disposable manicure and nail cleaning device - Google Patents

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US20070113864A1
US20070113864A1 US11/285,247 US28524705A US2007113864A1 US 20070113864 A1 US20070113864 A1 US 20070113864A1 US 28524705 A US28524705 A US 28524705A US 2007113864 A1 US2007113864 A1 US 2007113864A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45DHAIRDRESSING OR SHAVING EQUIPMENT; MANICURING OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENT
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An apparatus for cleaning excess nail coating with an elongated planar base comprising a converging end and cotton attached to the converging end.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • It is a common desire to appear more attractive. One common practice for achieving this goal is the desire to clean and paint ones nails and to apply a nail coating thereto. This practice is referred to as manicuring.
  • During the cleaning and painting of ones nails it is not uncommon to have areas of paint which extend beyond the nail. This is unsightly and contrary to the desire of increased attractiveness. There has been a long felt need for an efficient way to remove the excess paint without smearing or otherwise fouling the nail coating which is correctly applied to the nail.
  • Cotton swabs are currently used with limited success. With cotton swabs it is difficult to precisely remove the excess nail coating without also disturbing the properly applied coating.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION.
  • It is an object of the invention to provide an improved apparatus, and method, for manicuring ones nails.
  • It is another object of the invention to provide an apparatus, and method, for cleaning excess nail coating without disrupting that which is properly applied.
  • These and other advantages, as will be realized, are provided in an apparatus for cleaning excess nail coating comprising an elongated planar base comprising a converging end and cotton attached to the converging end.
  • DESCRIPTION OF FIGURES
  • FIG. 1 illustrates an embodiment of the present invention.
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  • The invention will be described with reference to the figure forming an integral part of the present invention.
  • An embodiment of the present invention is illustrated in perspective view in FIG. 1. In FIG. 1 the manicure tool comprises an elongated base, 1. The base is preferably planar although other cross-sectional shapes such as cylindrical can be used to demonstrate the invention. At least one end, 2, and preferably both ends, converge thereby providing a substantially sharpened end. The end preferably converges over a length of about 1 to 2 cm. Covering the converged end of the base is cotton, or a similar material, in sufficient amount to absorb small amounts of liquid yet not so much as to obscure the overall shape of the end. The cotton is preferably about 0.1 to about 0.9 mm in depth.
  • The length of the device is preferably about 10-18 cm with about 12-15 cm being more preferred. The width of the device is preferably about 1-3 cm with about 1.5 to 2 cm being preferred.
  • The base can be made of wood, plastic, metal or cardboard and is preferably disposable. Plastic is most preferred due to the low cost.
  • In practice, the device is used by dipping the end into a paint remover and carefully contacting the excess nail coating with the wetted end of the device. One of skill in the art would readily appreciate alternative embodiments and alternate methods without departing from the scope of the invention as set forth in the claims which are integral hereto.

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1. An apparatus for cleaning excess nail coating comprising an elongated planar base comprising a converging end and cotton attached to said converging end.
2. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein said cotton is 0.1 to 0.9 mm in depth.
3. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein said apparatus is about 10 to 18 cm in length.
4. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein said base apparatus is about 1 to 3 cm in width.
5. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein said converging end converges over a length of 1 to 3 cm.
6. A method of manicuring nails comprising:
applying a coating to a nail wherein said coating comprises an excess;
obtaining an apparatus of claim 1;
dipping said converging end into a liquid to form a wetted end;
contacting said wetted end with said excess to remove said excess.
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US4887994A (en) * 1988-07-06 1989-12-19 Bedford Peter H Applicator swabs and method of making same
US4938347A (en) * 1988-12-23 1990-07-03 Pkp, Inc. Disposable single digit nail polish remover pouch
US5044383A (en) * 1986-05-15 1991-09-03 Gerald Alessio Disposable manicure device
US6189539B1 (en) * 2000-07-31 2001-02-20 Sandrell Mitchell Nail polish cleanup sticks having moisture-retaining package
US6761177B1 (en) * 1999-10-18 2004-07-13 Anat Kedem-Shabi Swab for make-up removal
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US1857145A (en) * 1929-09-03 1932-05-10 Levi L Funk Tongue and mouth cleaner
US3324849A (en) * 1964-07-27 1967-06-13 Kravitz Harvey Combination tongue depressor and swab
US3863654A (en) * 1972-01-18 1975-02-04 Oreal Cosmetic applicator
US3943592A (en) * 1974-11-22 1976-03-16 The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army Tongue cleaning device
US4041937A (en) * 1976-08-23 1977-08-16 Marcellina Diaz Medical implement
US4259955A (en) * 1978-07-31 1981-04-07 Barbara Ritter Applicator swab and method of making the same
USD270762S (en) * 1981-03-09 1983-09-27 Kaufman Jack W Swabbing stick
US5044383A (en) * 1986-05-15 1991-09-03 Gerald Alessio Disposable manicure device
US4740194A (en) * 1986-09-11 1988-04-26 Barabino William A Self-contained liquid swab applicator and method for its manufacture
US4746238A (en) * 1986-11-03 1988-05-24 Levine Robert A Stick swab with augured head
US4778457A (en) * 1986-11-06 1988-10-18 York Kenneth K Disposable applicator
US4838851A (en) * 1986-11-26 1989-06-13 Shabo Alan L Applicator and package therefor
US4887994A (en) * 1988-07-06 1989-12-19 Bedford Peter H Applicator swabs and method of making same
US4938347A (en) * 1988-12-23 1990-07-03 Pkp, Inc. Disposable single digit nail polish remover pouch
US6761177B1 (en) * 1999-10-18 2004-07-13 Anat Kedem-Shabi Swab for make-up removal
US6189539B1 (en) * 2000-07-31 2001-02-20 Sandrell Mitchell Nail polish cleanup sticks having moisture-retaining package
US6782894B2 (en) * 2001-07-31 2004-08-31 Eva Agnes Shum Fingernail decorating method
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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US8337913B1 (en) 2010-10-07 2012-12-25 Picazo Alejandra L Cleaning swabs for fingernails
US9113691B1 (en) * 2010-10-07 2015-08-25 Alejandra L. Picazo Cleaning swabs for fingernails
WO2016061432A1 (en) 2014-10-17 2016-04-21 Porex Corporation Disposable porous cleaning devices and methods

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