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US20100064457A1
US20100064457A1 US12211222 US21122208A US2010064457A1 US 20100064457 A1 US20100064457 A1 US 20100064457A1 US 12211222 US12211222 US 12211222 US 21122208 A US21122208 A US 21122208A US 2010064457 A1 US2010064457 A1 US 2010064457A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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Abstract

The invention relates to a nose cleaner in removing booger to make nasal vestibule clean, no matter a nose cleaner alone or a nose and tooth cleaner. A nose cleaner alone has a handle and a nose cleaning body. The nose cleaning body can be put into a nostril in removing booger to make nasal vestibule clean. On the other hand, a nose and tooth cleaner has a handle, a tooth cleaning body, and a nose cleaning body. It is convenient that besides of cleaning teeth with the tooth cleaning body, the nose cleaning body is availed to a user in putting into a nostril and removing booger to make nasal vestibule clean.

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    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    The present invention relates to a body cleaner, especially in a nose cleaner and a nose and tooth cleaner.
  • [0002]
    Cleaning nostrils is an essential part of nasal hygiene routine. It is recommended that cleaning is performed every day. However, most people are used to clean nostrils with their fingers and clean teeth with a toothbrush or a dental floss.
  • [0003]
    Firstly, there is not a convenient or better tool available to clean nostrils, and the situation makes most people still use their fingers to do it. If the gaps or crevices under their fingernails are not as sanitary as expected, the side-effect may make nasal cavities infected by bacteria, furthermore, the fingernails are probably sharp enough to hurt the nostrils. Secondly, picking booger with fingers may enlarge nostrils because fingers are often thicker and may make their nose shapes not as beautiful as expected. Thirdly, there is not a both-in-one suitable tool to conveniently and sanitarily clean both nostrils and oral cavity. Therefore, after cleaning tooth, most people are still used to clean nostrils with fingers. Accordingly, there is a need of simple and sanitary means for nasal and/or oral cleaning.
  • BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0004]
    It is therefore an object of the invention to provide a nose cleaner to conveniently and effectively remove booger so as to make nasal vestibule clean, no matter a nose cleaner alone or a nose and tooth cleaner which facilitates nose and/or tooth cleaning without the problems associated with the prior defects.
  • [0005]
    The object is met by a nose cleaner comprising a handle and a nose cleaning body. The handle has relatively a first end and a second end. The nose cleaning body has a nose cleaning device and connects to the first end of the handle. The shape of the nose cleaning device is selected from the group consisting of hook shape, snake-head shape, stripe shape and beak shape. The nose cleaning device can be put into a nostril in picking booger to make nasal vestibule clean.
  • [0006]
    The object is met by a nose and tooth cleaner comprising a handle, a tooth cleaning body, and a nose cleaning body. The handle has relatively a first end and a second end. The tooth cleaning body has a tooth cleaning device and connects to the second end of the handle. The nose cleaning body has a nose cleaning device and connects to the first end of the handle. It is convenient that besides of cleaning teeth with the tooth cleaning device, the nose cleaning device is availed to a user in putting into a nostril and picking booger to make nasal vestibule clean.
  • [0007]
    Other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will become more readily apparent from the following detailed description of the preferred embodiment when considered with the attached drawings and appended claims. It is to be understood, however, that the drawings are designed solely for purposes of illustration and not as definition of the limits of the invention, for which reference should be made to the appended claims.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0008]
    In the drawings, wherein like reference characters denote similar elements throughout the several views:
  • [0009]
    FIG. 1 shows an exterior view of a nose cleaner according to an embodiment of the present invention;
  • [0010]
    FIG. 2 shows an appearance-in-use view of the nose cleaner according to the invention illustrated in FIG. 1;
  • [0011]
    FIG. 3 shows an exterior view of a nose and tooth cleaner according to an embodiment of the present invention;
  • [0012]
    FIG. 4 shows an appearance-in-use view of the nose and tooth cleaner according to the invention illustrated in FIG. 3;
  • [0013]
    FIGS. 5 a, 5 b, 5 c and 5 d show sectional views of the nose cleaning device according to another embodiments of the present invention;
  • [0014]
    FIG. 6 a shows an exterior view of the nose cleaner with a tongue cleaner according to another embodiment of the present invention;
  • [0015]
    FIG. 6 b shows an exterior view of the nose and tooth cleaner with a tongue cleaner according to another embodiment of the present invention;
  • [0016]
    FIG. 7 shows an exterior view of the nose and tooth cleaner which a nose cleaning body and a tooth cleaning body face the same direction according to another embodiment of the present invention; and
  • [0017]
    FIG. 8 shows an exterior view of the nose and tooth cleaner which a handle, a tooth cleaning body and a nose cleaning body are assembled according to another embodiment of the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PRESENTLY PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS OF THE INVENTION
  • [0018]
    FIG. 1 shows an exterior view of the nose cleaner 10, while FIG. 2 shows an appearance-in-use view thereof. The nose cleaner 10 comprises a handle 12 having relatively a first end and a second end and being pole in shape, and a nose cleaning body 11 having a nose cleaning device 13 and connecting to the first end of the handle 12. An unconnected line between the nose cleaning body 11 and the first end of the handle 12 is only to distinguish a boundary from each other. The nose cleaning device 13 will be explained in detail with embodiments afterward.
  • [0019]
    According to another embodiments of the invention, the nose cleaning device 13 of the nose cleaner 10 is selected in shape from the group consisting of hook shape 51, snake-head shape 52, stripe shape 53 and beak shape 54 in order to remove booger well and make nasal vestibule clean, as shown in FIGS. 5 a, 5 b, 5 c and 5 d. The nose cleaning device of the hook shape 51 is an object of a hemisphere and an inner curvature. The nose cleaning device of the snake-head shape 52 is an object of a relatively flat and wide cleaning head with an inner curvature, and looks like a snake head. The nose cleaning device of the stripe shape 53 is a relatively long, thin and curved object. The nose cleaning device of the beak shape 54 is an object of a sphere embedded a flake and looks like a beak.
  • [0020]
    When using the nose cleaner 10, as seen in FIG. 2, a user will holds the handle 12 and puts the nose cleaning device 13 into a nostril in picking booger to make nasal vestibule clean.
  • [0021]
    According to another embodiment of the invention, FIG. 6 a shows an exterior view of the nose cleaner with a tongue cleaner 10 a. The nose cleaner with a tongue cleaner 10 a in FIG. 6 a and the nose cleaner 10 in FIG. 1 are similar, but the difference between them is the tongue cleaner 14 connecting to the second end of the handle 12 in the nose cleaner with a tongue cleaner 10 a. Besides of cleaning booger with the nose cleaning device 13, a user also can turns the handle 12 upside down and uses the tongue cleaner 14 to clean his/her tongue.
  • [0022]
    FIG. 3 shows an exterior view of a nose and tooth cleaner 20, while FIG. 4 shows an appearance-in-use view thereof. The nose and tooth cleaner 20 comprises a handle 22 having relatively a first end and a second end and being pole in shape, a nose cleaning body 21 having a nose cleaning device 25 and connecting to the first end of the handle 22, and a tooth cleaning body 23 having a tooth cleaning device 24 and connecting to the second end of the handle 22. Firstly, an unconnected line between the nose cleaning body 21 and the first end of the handle 22 is only to distinguish a boundary from each other. Secondly, the relative direction of both the tooth cleaning body 23 and the nose cleaning body 21 faces the opposite sides. Thirdly, the nose cleaning body 21, the handle 22 and the tooth cleaning body 23 are made of one piece. Fourthly, the nose cleaning device 25 will be explained in detail with embodiments afterward.
  • [0023]
    According to another embodiments of the invention, the nose cleaning device 25 of the nose and tooth cleaner 20 is selected in shape from the group consisting of hook shape 51, snake-head shape 52, stripe shape 53 and beak shape 54 in order to remove booger well and make nasal vestibule clean, as shown in FIGS. 5 a, 5 b, 5 c and 5 d. The nose cleaning device of the hook shape 51 is an object of a hemisphere and an inner curvature. The nose cleaning device of the snake-head shape 52 is an object of a relatively flat and wide cleaning head with an inner curvature, and looks like a snake head. The nose cleaning device of the stripe shape 53 is a relatively long, thin and curved object. The nose cleaning device of the beak shape 54 is an object of a sphere embedded a flake and looks like a beak.
  • [0024]
    According to another embodiment of the invention, the tooth cleaning device 24 of the nose and tooth cleaner 20 is selected from bristles and a floss. Furthermore, the tooth cleaning device 24 thereof is selected from a toothbrush, an electrical toothbrush, a dental floss, a dental floss pick and an interdental brush. The toothbrush is the embodiment of the tooth cleaning device 24 in the nose and tooth cleaner 20 in FIG. 3.
  • [0025]
    When using the nose and tooth cleaner 20, as seen in FIG. 4, it is convenient that after cleaning teeth with the tooth cleaning device 24, a user also can turns the handle 22 upside down and then puts the nose cleaning device 25 into a nostril in picking booger to make nasal vestibule clean.
  • [0026]
    According to another embodiment of the invention, FIG. 6 b shows an exterior view of the nose and tooth cleaner with a tongue cleaner 20 a. The tooth cleaning body 23 comprises a base 26, the base 26 comprises a first face and a second face, the first face connects to the tooth cleaning device 24 and the second face connects to a tongue cleaner 27. Besides of cleaning booger with the nose cleaning device 25 and cleaning teeth with the tooth cleaning device 24, a user also can use the tongue cleaner 27 to clean his/her tongue.
  • [0027]
    According to another embodiment of the invention, the relative direction of both the nose cleaning body and the tooth cleaning body in the nose and tooth cleaner is selected from facing the same side and the opposite sides. FIG. 3 shows an exterior view of the nose and tooth cleaner 20, which the relative direction of both the nose cleaning body 21 and the tooth cleaning body 23 faces the opposite sides. FIG. 7 shows an exterior view of the nose and tooth cleaner 20 b, which the relative direction of both the nose cleaning body 21 and the tooth cleaning body 23 faces the same side.
  • [0028]
    According to another embodiment of the invention, the nose and tooth cleaner is selected from one-piece and assembled. FIG. 3 shows an exterior view of the nose and tooth cleaner 20, which the nose cleaning body 21, the handle 22 and the tooth cleaning body 23 are made of one piece. FIG. 8 shows an exterior view of the nose and tooth cleaner 20 c, comprising a nose cleaning body 21 c, a handle 22 c, a tooth cleaning body 23, a tenon 28, a mortise 29, a shallow enclosed ditch 31 and a shallow enclosed raise (no assigned number). In order to fabricate and fix the nose cleaning body 21 c and the handle 22 c well, the tennon 28 joints with the mortise 29 and the shallow enclosed ditch 31 joints with the shallow enclosed raise matching well with the shallow enclosed ditch 31 and located on the inner wall of the mortise 29. According to another embodiment of the invention, the tenon 28 and the mortise 29 in the nose and tooth cleaner 20 c can be exchanged each other, and the shallow enclosed ditch 31 and the shallow enclosed raise also can be exchanged too.
  • [0029]
    According to another embodiments of the invention, the plastic material of the nose cleaner 10 and the nose and tooth cleaner is selected from Polypropylene, Polyester, Polyurethane, polyamide, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, Rubber, and Silicone.
  • [0030]
    In accordance with preferred embodiments of the present invention, firstly, the material of the nose cleaner and the nose and tooth cleaner is made of plastics which is more sanitary than the gaps or crevices under fingernails and easily maintained clean, furthermore, the invention will be designed to avoid sharp edge and then will not possibly hurt the nostrils. Secondly, the invention is not possible to enlarge nostrils because the size of the nose cleaning body is smaller than nostrils. Thirdly, it is short and busy to prepare people-selves before going out to work in the morning, especially in metropolises. In order to make people have a clean, fresh and patency beginning every day, the nose and tooth cleaner does not only have both functions of cleaning nostrils and oral cavity, but also practically remind people to clean both thereof while see it every day. Fourthly, the nose and tooth cleaner will not add or make mutual infection or dirt between nasal and oral cavities, because the sphenopalatine foramens and the esophagus connect nasal and oral cavities in human body, on the other hand, the tooth cleaning body and the nose cleaning body are the different portions in the nose and tooth cleaner. Fifthly, the invention will clean nostrils effectively and conveniently, because booger is easily cumulated on the front-end inner curvature portions of the hook-shape, snake-head-shape, stripe-shape and beak-shape nose cleaning device.

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  1. 1. A nose cleaner, comprising:
    a handle having relatively a first end and a second end; and
    a nose cleaning body having a nose cleaning device and connecting to the first end of the handle, the nose cleaning device is a L-style curvature portion at the tip of the nose cleaning body and the shape of the L-style curvature portion is selected from the group consisting of hook shape, snake-head shape, stripe shape and beak shape.
  2. 3. The nose cleaner of claim 1, wherein there is a tongue cleaner connecting to the second end of the handle.
  3. 5. A nose and tooth cleaner, comprising:
    a handle having relatively a first end and a second end;
    a tooth cleaning body having a tooth cleaning device and connecting to the second end of the handle; and
    a nose cleaning body having a nose cleaning device and connecting to the first end of the handle, the nose cleaning device is a L-style curvature portion at the tip of the nose cleaning body.
  4. 6. The nose and tooth cleaner of claim 5, wherein the tooth cleaning device is selected from the group consisting of bristles and a floss.
  5. 7. The nose and tooth cleaner of claim 5, wherein the shape of the L-style curvature portion is selected from the group consisting of hook shape, snake-head shape, stripe shape and beak shape.
  6. 8. The nose and tooth cleaner of claim 5, wherein the tooth cleaning device is selected from the group consisting of a toothbrush, an electrical toothbrush, a dental floss, a dental floss pick and an interdental brush.
  7. 9. The nose and tooth cleaner of claim 5, wherein the relative direction of both the nose cleaning body and the tooth cleaning body is selected from the group consisting of facing the same side and the opposite sides.
  8. 10. The nose and tooth cleaner of claim 5, wherein the handle, the tooth cleaning body and the nose cleaning body are selected from the group consisting of one-piece and assembled.
  9. 11. The nose and tooth cleaner of claim 5, wherein the tooth cleaning body comprises a base, the base comprises a first face and a second face, the first face connects to the tooth cleaning device and the second face connects to a tongue cleaner.
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