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Lint remover

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US2787014A
US2787014A US39571153A US2787014A US 2787014 A US2787014 A US 2787014A US 39571153 A US39571153 A US 39571153A US 2787014 A US2787014 A US 2787014A
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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
    • A47L25/00Miscellaneous cleaning devices
    • A47L25/005Miscellaneous cleaning devices using adhesive or tacky surfaces to remove dirt, e.g. lint removers
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    • Y10T225/243Blade on pivoted closure for housing
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Filed Dec. 2, 1953 25/ I0 261 \3/ Th-Jr": I 7 .1::]. =l=

I 4 v 3 as 1 0 I INVENTOR MORRIS BARRY 39 a2 33 I BY v ATTORNEYS LINT REMOVER Morris Barry, Lakewood, N. J.

Application December 2, 1953, Serial No. 395,711 3 Claims. (c1. 1s--104 This application relates to cleaning and more particularly to a device for facilitating removal of lint or other foreign material from a fabric or other surface.

As is common with other prior art devices of this nature, the device of this invention utilizes a tacky surface for removing lint and other material from fabrics and the like, but such prior art devices have been somewhat inconvenient to use, have not provided a convenient means for feeding and cutting off tape which provides a tacky surface as such surface becomes filled with lint and other foreign material, and for various other reasons the prior art devices have not met with a ready acceptance by people utilizing such devices.

It is accordingly an object of this invention to provide a lint remover utilizing tape having a tacky surface to remove lint or other foreign material from fabrics and the like in which such tape is provided in the form of a roll and in which means is provided to cut off tape which has been utilized and become filled with the lint or other foreign substance removed.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a lint remover utilizing tape having a tacky surface for removing lint and other foreign material from fabrics and the like, in which such tape is securely held in position during the lint removing operation and in which such tape may be easily and conveniently renewed when filled with foreign material.

A still further object of the invention is the provision of a device for removing lint from fabrics or other materials in which a tacky surface provided on a tape is utilized for removing such lint and in which means is further provided for clamping the tape in'position and for conveniently cutting used portions of such tape.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a lint remover utilizing a tacky surface for removing lint and other foreign material from fabrics and the like, which device may be conveniently and economically manufactured from readily available materials, thus being salable in a highly competitive market.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings wherein:

Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a lint removing device constructed in accordance with this invention;

Fig. 2, a fragmentary side elevational view showing a portion of the device and the slot through which the tape having a tacky surface is fed from a roll;

Fig. 3, a fragmentary side elevational view from the opposite side of the device of Fig. 2 and showing the clamping and cutting arrangement for the tape;

Fig. 4, a rear elevational view of the device shown in Fig. 1; and

Fig. 5, a front elevational view of a modified form of a lint removing device.

With continued reference to the drawing there is shown a lint removing device constructed in accordance with this invention and comprising a generally rectangular nited States Patent ice base 10 which may be formed of wood, plastic or any other suitable material. Extending upwardly from the base 10 is a housing 11 which may be conveniently molded from the plastic or other suitable material, or may be formed from sheet metal. The housing 11 may be provided with a front wall 12 and a rear wall 13 andto the rear wall 13 there may be attached inwardly. of the housing 11, a hub 14 which may be secured in place to the rear wall 13 by screw threaded fastening means or the like 15. The purpose of hub 14 will be .presently de scribed.

The housing 11 is also provided with a forward end wall 16 and a rear end wall 17, and in the front end wall 16 there is provided a slot 18 and immediately below such slot there are provided sharpened prongs or pins 19 which project outwardly from the end of the base 10 and the end wall 16. The purpose of such pins or prongs 19 will be presently described.

A hinge member 20 is secured to the front 12 of the housing 11 and this hinge member 20 serves to hingedly support a clamping and cutting element 21 which extends across the rear end wall 17 of the housing 11, the cutting element being provided with a serrated upper ridge 22. As best shown in Fig. 4 the clamping and cutting element 21 is provided with an angularly extending end portion 23 which frictionally engages a raised portion 24 on the rear wall 13 of the housing 11, to securely hold the clamping and cutting member 21 in closed position. Immediately below the clamping and cutting member 21 are sharpened pins or prongs 25, the purpose of which will be presently described.

by a door 28 hingedly mounted at 29 on the front wall 12, the door 28 being releasably secured in closed position by any suitable means not shown; I i

In operation a roll of tape 30 which may be of the nature of scotch tape or other tape having a suitable tacky surface on one side thereof is mounted on the hub 14 within the housing 11 and the roll of tape 30 is freely rotatable thereon. A strip of tape 31 is pulled from the roll 30 and fed through the slot 18 in the end wall 16' and down and under the yieldable facing 26 on the base 10, a sufficient length of tape being pulled from the roll 30 to extend completely across the facing 26 on the base 10 and upwardly to a point above the clamping and cutting element 21. At this time, the tape is forced against the sharpened prongs or pins 19 below the slot 18 in order to prevent movement of the same, and the opposite end of the tape is forced over the prongs or pins 25. The end of the tape is clamped between the clamping and cutting member 21 and the end wall 17 of the housing 11.

The device is then grasped in the hand of the operator by the upper portion of the housing 11 and placed on a fabric or other material from which lint or other foreign material is to be removed and the device is repeatedly placed on such material at different locations in order to remove all of the lint or other foreign material therefrom. When the tape extending across the yieldable facing 26, is filled with lint or other foreign material, the clamping and cutting element 21 is opened and the tape removed from the prongs 25 and 19 and a new length of tape pulled from the roll 30. The tape is again impaled on the prongs 19 and 25 and the end clamped by the clamping and cutting element 21 against the end wall 17 of the housing 11. The excess length of used tape is cut by pulling the same against the serrated edge 22 of the cutting and clamping member 21. The operation of cleaning the fabric or other material is then continued.

to its lower surface.

at 34. adjacent. one end thereof is a housing 35 which.

may be. formed of plastic, sheet metal or other suitable material. Housing 35 is provided in one end. wall 36 thereof, with a slot37 open at. the bottom. and the opposite end wall 38 is, provided with a clamping. and. cutting,

member. 39hingedly mounted at 49 on a side wall 41 of the housing member 35, this clamping and cutting member 39 being similar to the clamping and cutting member 21 described in connection with the other form of the invent-ion. Mounted on the upper surface. of. the face 32, substantially rnidwayof the length thereof is an upstanding bracket 42 which serves to. releasably and r0.- tatably support a roll of tape 43..

The operation of the modified form of the device shown in Fig. is identical with that of the first'form of the invention, the only difference being that the housing 35 is hingedly mounted and may be moved upwardly to expose the roll of tape 43 and there are of course, also provided sharpened prongs or pins 44 on one end of the base 32 and sharpened prongs or pins 45 on the opposite ends of the base which serve to hold thetape in position during operation of the device.

It will be seen that by the above described invention there has been provided an exceedingly convenient and economical device for removing, lint or other foreign material from fabric or other materials and one in which the tape may be conveniently renewed when filled with such foreign material.

It will be obvious to those skilled in the art that various changes may be made in the invention without departing from the spirit and scope thereof and therefore the inventionis not limited by that which is shown in the draw ing and described in the specification, but only as indicated in the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A lint removing device comprising a base, a yieldable facing on the lower surface of said base, a housing having side and end walls extending upwardly from said base, a hub mounted on one side wall of said housing and extending inwardly thereof, a door hingedly mounted in the opposite side wall of said housing, a slot. in one end wall of said housing, spaced prongs extending from said base below said slot, spaced prongs extending. from the opposite end of, said base, a clamping and, cutting member hingedly secured to said housing above said last named prongs, said. clamping member having a serrated cutting edge and means to releasably hold said clamping member in clamping position, a roll of tape rotatably mounted on said hub, one surface of said tape being tacky, said tape extending through said slot, under said yieldable facing with said tacky surface facing outwardly,

between said clamping and cutting member and the adjacent end' of saidhousing and being impaled on said prongs whereby lint may be picked: up by the tacky surface of said tape and said tape renewed by pulling an additional length from said roll, the used tape being cut by said cutting member.

2. A lint removing device comprising a base, a yieldable facing on the lower surface. of said base, a housing having side and end walls extending upwardly from said base, a hub mounted on one side wall of said housing and extending inwardly thereof, a slot in one end wall of said housing,v spaced prongsextending from said base below said slot, spaced prongs extending from the opposite end of said base, a clamping and cutting member hingedly secured to said housing above said last named prongs, said clamping member having a serrated cutting edge and means to releasably hold said clamping member in clamping position, a roll of tape rotatably mounted on said hub, one surface of said tape being tacky, said tape extending through saidv slot, under said yieldable facing with said tacky surface facing outwardly, between said clamping andv cutting member and the adjacent end of said housing and being impaled on said prongs whereby lint may be picked up by the tacky surface of said tape and said tape renewed by pulling an additional length from said roll, the used tape being cut by said cutting member.

3. A lint removing device comprising a base, a yieldable facing on the lower surface of said base, a housing having side and end walls extending upwardly from said base, a hub mounted on one side wall of said housing and extending inwardly thereof, a slot in one end wall of said housing, spaced prongs extending from said base below said slot, spaced prongs extending from the opposite end of said base, a clamping and cutting member hingedly secured to said housing above said last named prongs, said clamping member having a cutting edge and means to releasably hold said clamping member in clamping position, a roll of tape rotatably mounted on said hub, one surface of said tape being tacky, said tape extending through said slot, under said yieldable facing with said tacky surface facing outwardly, between said clamping and cutting member and the adjacent end of said housing and being impaled on said prongs whereby lint may be picked up by the tacky surface of said tape and said tape renewed by pulling an additional length from said roll, the used tape being cut by said cutting member.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,947,054 McReynolds Feb. 13, 1934 2,197,224 Peterson Apr. 16, 1940 2,213,732 Goldberg Sept. 3, 1940 2,671,917 Martin et a1. Mar. 16, 1954 2,673,042 Fritzinger Mar. 23, 1954

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US2854682A (en) * 1955-07-07 1958-10-07 Berezny William Lint remover and pressure sensitive adhesive tape dispenser
US3329326A (en) * 1965-10-22 1967-07-04 Frank C Simon Dispenser for pressure-sensitive tape and the like
US3930697A (en) * 1975-01-03 1976-01-06 Victor Barouh Dispenser for strip material
US3958292A (en) * 1974-11-11 1976-05-25 Milty Products Limited Roller for cleaning phonograph records
US5333341A (en) * 1993-03-31 1994-08-02 Heneveld William R Encased lint roller with collapsible cover/handle
US5783034A (en) * 1996-09-30 1998-07-21 Urso; Charles L. Lint, pet hair, debris and bug snatcher
GB2427358A (en) * 2005-06-23 2006-12-27 James Lee Clark Head lice remover

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US1947054A (en) * 1931-09-12 1934-02-13 Hugh E Woodard Abrading and polishing device
US2197224A (en) * 1938-06-11 1940-04-16 Arthur B Peterson Abrasive device
US2213732A (en) * 1939-04-22 1940-09-03 Morris L Goldberg Detachable clamp for sponge brushes and the like
US2671917A (en) * 1950-07-20 1954-03-16 Martin Lucille Mary Utility tape dispensing device
US2673042A (en) * 1951-08-09 1954-03-23 George H Fritzinger Tape dispenser and cleaning device

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US1947054A (en) * 1931-09-12 1934-02-13 Hugh E Woodard Abrading and polishing device
US2197224A (en) * 1938-06-11 1940-04-16 Arthur B Peterson Abrasive device
US2213732A (en) * 1939-04-22 1940-09-03 Morris L Goldberg Detachable clamp for sponge brushes and the like
US2671917A (en) * 1950-07-20 1954-03-16 Martin Lucille Mary Utility tape dispensing device
US2673042A (en) * 1951-08-09 1954-03-23 George H Fritzinger Tape dispenser and cleaning device

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2854682A (en) * 1955-07-07 1958-10-07 Berezny William Lint remover and pressure sensitive adhesive tape dispenser
US3329326A (en) * 1965-10-22 1967-07-04 Frank C Simon Dispenser for pressure-sensitive tape and the like
US3958292A (en) * 1974-11-11 1976-05-25 Milty Products Limited Roller for cleaning phonograph records
US3930697A (en) * 1975-01-03 1976-01-06 Victor Barouh Dispenser for strip material
US5333341A (en) * 1993-03-31 1994-08-02 Heneveld William R Encased lint roller with collapsible cover/handle
US5783034A (en) * 1996-09-30 1998-07-21 Urso; Charles L. Lint, pet hair, debris and bug snatcher
GB2427358A (en) * 2005-06-23 2006-12-27 James Lee Clark Head lice remover

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