US20110252589A1 - Swift Scrubber - Google Patents

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US20110252589A1
US20110252589A1 US13087071 US201113087071A US2011252589A1 US 20110252589 A1 US20110252589 A1 US 20110252589A1 US 13087071 US13087071 US 13087071 US 201113087071 A US201113087071 A US 201113087071A US 2011252589 A1 US2011252589 A1 US 2011252589A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B9/00Arrangements of the bristles in the brush body
    • A46B9/02Position or arrangement of bristles in relation to surface of the brush body, e.g. inclined, in rows, in groups
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B2200/00Brushes characterized by their functions, uses or applications
    • A46B2200/30Brushes for cleaning or polishing
    • A46B2200/3073Brush for cleaning specific unusual places not otherwise covered, e.g. gutters, golf clubs, tops of tin cans, corners
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B2200/00Brushes characterized by their functions, uses or applications
    • A46B2200/30Brushes for cleaning or polishing
    • A46B2200/3093Brush with abrasive properties, e.g. wire bristles

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A tile joint brush structure is provided with grout cleaning nodules, which can be used from a standing position, pivotable about a horizontal axis, through vertical, to two oblique extremes at which positive stops are provided. The scrubber brush structure includes a main brush for cleaning one band of the joint, and a laterally adjustably spaced auxiliary nodules for simultaneously cleaning an adjoining band of the joint.

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    This application emanates from a previous application filing on Apr. 19, 2010, application number 61325454. FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • This invention is directed to disposable brushes and, in particular, to a grout cleaning brush having multiple cleaning nodules and replaceable head.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • Tile, and equivalent blocky panels used for providing the wear surfaces of floors and walls often are bedded in a cementitious and/or resinous layer of settable or otherwise hardenable material, with some spacing being provided between edges of adjoining panels, which provide exposed joints, in which the bedding material, or a screeded or flowed into place outward extension thereof, is exposed. The exposed outer surface of the joint material may be flush with the wear surfaces of the panels, or (more commonly) outwardly shallowly concave, or otherwise patterned.
  • The floors or walls may be located within a building, or wholly or partly outdoors.
  • Most commonly, such wear surfaces require cleaning at least once at the conclusion of the installation process. Depending on the location, cleaning may, from time to time, be thereafter necessary or desirable.
  • Especially when such surfaces are provided on floors, a common way to clean them is to spread a layer of cleaning solution on the floor, e.g., by pouring or spraying, to swab, scrub or burnish the surfaces using mops, scrubbing machines and/or buffers. While the techniques conventionally used may be quite adequate for efficiently cleaning the exposed surfaces of the tiles, brick or other panels per se, it has heretofore been difficult or impossible to efficiently clean the exposed surface of the joint material. It is not uncommon for the mechanized cleaning of the panel surfaces, to be accompanied by manual, on-hands-and-knees cleaning of the joint surface, using scrub-brushes, and even tooth brushes. Special tile grout cleaning tools have previously been devised by others, but they are designed for cleaning one band of joint surface at a time, and generally are meant to be used while the worker is down on hands and knees.
  • Thus, it is an objective of the instant invention to provide a disposable grout cleaning head that has multiple brush heads to clean floors and grout simultaneously.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The strip is 276 mm long and 16 mm wide. It is flat on one side and the base is 1 mm thick. There are 3 rows of nubbins standing on the base. The nubbins are 6 mm tall and 2 mm in diameter. There is a 1.57 mm space between each nubbins in a row. There is a 1.57 mm space between each row of nubbins. The first row of nubbins will begin and end 4 mm from the front edge and back edge of the base, the second row of nubbins will begin and end 6 mm from the front and back edge of the base, the third row of nubbins will begin and end 4 mm from the front edge and the back edge of the base. The first row of nubbins is 2 mm from the left side edge of the base. The total height of the strip is 7 mm. 6 mm for the nubbins and 1 mm for the base.
  • It is another object of this invention to provide a soft plastic scrubbing strip with 3 rows of scrubbing nodules.
  • It is still another object of this invention to provide a novel, disposable tile grout cleaning strip for attachment to an existing floor cleaning apparatus described as; 276 mm long and 16 mm wide. It is flat on one side and the base is 1 mm thick. There are 3 rows of nubbins standing on the base. The nubbins are 6 mm tall and 2 mm in diameter. There is a 1.57 mm space between each nubbins in a row. There is a 1.57 mm space between each row of nubbins. The first row of nubbins will begin and end 4mm from the front edge and back edge of the base, the second row of nubbins will begin and end 6 mm from the front and back edge of the base, the third row of nubbins will begin and end 4 mm from the front edge and the back edge of the base. The first row of nubbins is 2 mm from the left side edge of the base. There is a 4.76 mm empty space from the third row of the nubbins to the right edge of the base.
  • The total height of the strip is 7 mm. 6 mm for the nubbins and 1 mm for the base.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is the front view of the device.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

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  1. 1. A soft scrubber cleaning brush for simultaneously cleaning exposed joint surfaces between edges of wear surfaces of two neighboring rows of tile, comprising a flat side and an apposing side lined with three rows of cleaning nubbins each of which less than 10 mm tall and 3 mm in diameter.
  2. 2. A soft scrubber cleaning brush of claim 1 wherein the cleaning nubbins are spaced less than 2 mm apart.
  3. 3. A soft scrubber cleaning brush of claim 1 wherein said rows of cleaning nubbins are spaced less than 10 mm from the front and back edge of said brush base.
  4. 4. A soft scrubber cleaning brush of claim 1 wherein a space exists between the 3rd row of nubbins and the edge of said brush of less then 5 mm.
  5. 5. A soft scrubber cleaning brush of claim 1 wherein the total height of said cleaning brush is less then 10 mm.
  6. 6. A soft scrubber cleaning brush of claim 1 wherein said brush is constructed of resin based materials.
  7. 7. A soft scrubber cleaning brush of claim 1 wherein the device is easily and removable attached to a Soft Scrubber cleaning mechanism.
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US2008990A (en) * 1933-03-17 1935-07-23 Mullen Toblas Patrick Flexible wiping and massaging device for bathers
US2075413A (en) * 1936-05-04 1937-03-30 Welker Harry Logue Body brush
US2103956A (en) * 1936-11-24 1937-12-28 Schumacher August Massage machine
US2807825A (en) * 1954-11-15 1957-10-01 Hoover Co Nozzle for suction cleaners
US4421110A (en) * 1981-06-02 1983-12-20 Richard W. DeLisle Massage and exercise mat
US5269037A (en) * 1992-11-24 1993-12-14 White Ronald D Applicator device
US6076222A (en) * 1998-02-17 2000-06-20 Jolly; William A. Athletic shoe cleaner
US6302269B1 (en) * 1999-08-10 2001-10-16 Richard S. Risch Brush implement
US20050210612A1 (en) * 2001-07-03 2005-09-29 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060230559A1 (en) * 2005-04-15 2006-10-19 Knopow Jeremy F Nubby mitt for debris removal
US20080189888A1 (en) * 2007-02-09 2008-08-14 Hohlbein Douglas J Toothbrush with Low Profile Head

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2008990A (en) * 1933-03-17 1935-07-23 Mullen Toblas Patrick Flexible wiping and massaging device for bathers
US2075413A (en) * 1936-05-04 1937-03-30 Welker Harry Logue Body brush
US2103956A (en) * 1936-11-24 1937-12-28 Schumacher August Massage machine
US2807825A (en) * 1954-11-15 1957-10-01 Hoover Co Nozzle for suction cleaners
US4421110A (en) * 1981-06-02 1983-12-20 Richard W. DeLisle Massage and exercise mat
US5269037A (en) * 1992-11-24 1993-12-14 White Ronald D Applicator device
US6076222A (en) * 1998-02-17 2000-06-20 Jolly; William A. Athletic shoe cleaner
US6302269B1 (en) * 1999-08-10 2001-10-16 Richard S. Risch Brush implement
US20050210612A1 (en) * 2001-07-03 2005-09-29 Colgate-Palmolive Company Oral care implement
US20060230559A1 (en) * 2005-04-15 2006-10-19 Knopow Jeremy F Nubby mitt for debris removal
US20080189888A1 (en) * 2007-02-09 2008-08-14 Hohlbein Douglas J Toothbrush with Low Profile Head

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