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US3748682A
US3748682A US00166458A US3748682DA US3748682A US 3748682 A US3748682 A US 3748682A US 00166458 A US00166458 A US 00166458A US 3748682D A US3748682D A US 3748682DA US 3748682 A US3748682 A US 3748682A
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E02HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING; FOUNDATIONS; SOIL SHIFTING
    • E02BHYDRAULIC ENGINEERING
    • E02B15/00Cleaning or keeping clear the surface of open water; Apparatus therefor
    • E02B15/04Devices for cleaning or keeping clear the surface of open water from oil or like floating materials by separating or removing these materials
    • E02B15/10Devices for removing the material from the surface
    • E02B15/102Discs
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47LDOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47L13/00Implements for cleaning floors, carpets, furniture, walls, or wall coverings
    • A47L13/10Scrubbing; Scouring; Cleaning; Polishing
    • A47L13/20Mops
    • CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
    • C02TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
    • C02FTREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
    • C02F1/00Treatment of water, waste water, or sewage
    • C02F1/68Treatment of water, waste water, or sewage by addition of specified substances, e.g. trace elements, for ameliorating potable water
    • C02F1/681Treatment of water, waste water, or sewage by addition of specified substances, e.g. trace elements, for ameliorating potable water by addition of solid materials for removing an oily layer on water
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02ATECHNOLOGIES FOR ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02A20/00Water conservation; Efficient water supply; Efficient water use
    • Y02A20/10Relating to general water supply, e.g. municipal or domestic water supply
    • Y02A20/20Water pollution control technologies
    • Y02A20/204Keeping clear the surface of open water from oil spills
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S210/00Liquid purification or separation
    • Y10S210/918Miscellaneous specific techniques
    • Y10S210/922Oil spill cleanup, e.g. bacterial
    • Y10S210/924Oil spill cleanup, e.g. bacterial using physical agent, e.g. sponge, mop

Abstract

The present disclosure is directed to an oil mop for use by an individual person for removing oil from the top of an oil-water mixture and is directed to the use of narrow thin gauge strips of a petrophilic, aerophobic, hydrophobic material such as fibrillated polypropylene which when dipped into oil and water sops up the oil and leaves the water. A mop so constructed is attached to a handle and may be passed over the oil covered surface similar to mopping a floor and the oil wrung out into any container.

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United States Patent [1 1 Rhodes [11] 3,748,682 July 31, 1973 OIL MOP [75] Inventor: Herbert M. Rhodes, New Orleans,

[73] Assignee: Oil Mop, Inc., New Orleans, La.

[22] Filed: July 27, 1971 [21] Appl. No.: 166,458

[52] US. Cl. 15/229 R, 210/D1G. 2] [51] Int. Cl A471 13/20, E02b 15/04 [58] Field of Search 15/229 R, 229 A,

15/229 AP, 229 B, 229 BP, 226, 147 R, 147 A, 147 B, 147 C; 28/D1G. 1; 210/D1G. 21

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,686,328 8/1954 Kirby 15/229 R 3,520,017 7/1970 Moss 15/229 R 3,321,903 5/1967 Tanzer... 15/229 R X 3,596,816 8/1971 Brown.... 28/D1G. 1 3,607,791 9/1971 Shell 210/D1G. 21

OTHER PUBLICATIONS Article Entitled Yarns from Film Fibrillation, Modern Textile Magazine, July 1967, pp. 29 and 30.

Primary Examiner-Daniel Blum Attorney-A. Robert Theibault [57] ABSTRACT 1 Claim, 2 Drawing Figures 6/1972 Burroughs et al. 2l0/D1G. 21

PATENFEU 3 3. 748.682

INVENTOR Hansen M wanes OIL MOP An object of the present invention is the provision of an inexpensive quickly attached mop which may be quickly applied by an individual or group of individuals to quickly protect the shore line from an oil or gas spillage to protect for example a shore line or dock facility.

Another object of the present invention is the application of a mop to oil which will pick up only the oil and leave the water.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention will be more fully described hereinafter, and will be more particularly pointed out in the claims appended hereto.

In the drawings, wherein like symbols refer to like or corresponding parts throughout the several views:

FIG. I is a side elevational view of a mop constructed wide mop. The properties of the thin gauge narrow strips of polypropylene are shown and described in my copending US. Pat. application Ser. No. 52,448 filed July 6, 1970, now US. Pat. No. 3,668,118 patented June 6, I972, entitled AN OIL MOP AND METHOD OF USING SAME. An example of the narrow thin gauge strips are polypropylene 2.0 mils thick by inch wide by 36 inches long.

The mop head 10 is attached to a handle 13 by clamping at 14 in a conventional manner.

The mop is employed in the same manner as a floor mop in its motion for removing oil from the surface of water. The mop when dipped into oil and water sops the oil and leaves the water. With an ordinary squeezer the mop is'wrung out into any container to collect the oil.

What I claim is:

1. An oil mop for removing oil from the surface of water comprising a plurality of lengths of narrow thin gauge strips of polypropylene of the order of 2.0 mils thick by 1 8 inch wide, means joining the lengths of strips of polypropylene in an area proximate the midpoints of their length, and handle means secured to said joined area to fashion same into an oil mop so that only the oil is removed from an oil water mixture.

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US3881211A (en) * 1973-11-15 1975-05-06 Pro Diet Mop Grease mop for dietary control
US3999232A (en) * 1975-06-20 1976-12-28 Pro Diet Mop, Inc. Dietary control grease mop
US4114224A (en) * 1976-04-13 1978-09-19 Firma Carl Freudenberg Mop comprising bonded nonwoven fabric absorptive elements
FR2382331A1 (en) * 1977-03-04 1978-09-29 Minnesota Mining & Mfg Oil absorbent cloth
FR2439580A1 (en) * 1978-10-23 1980-05-23 Suzuki Isao Device for catching dust
WO1980001294A1 (en) * 1978-12-19 1980-06-26 Fram Europ Removing oil
US4332854A (en) * 1975-05-22 1982-06-01 Parker James H Polypropylene oil removal structure
US4416782A (en) * 1979-12-12 1983-11-22 Girmes-Werke Ag Method for separating oil from aqueous or solvent dispersions
US4644741A (en) * 1984-06-11 1987-02-24 Golden Star, Inc. Mop yarns made by fiber bonding process
US4942811A (en) * 1988-11-21 1990-07-24 Kuhn James O Fat-removing culinary implement
US5053145A (en) * 1990-05-03 1991-10-01 Ellison Billy L Dual direction transfer system for tramp oil collection
US5084171A (en) * 1991-01-17 1992-01-28 Specialty Welding & Fabricating Of New York Inc. Oil recovery mop
US5199130A (en) * 1988-06-17 1993-04-06 Lazar Johanna D Hydrophobic mop which retains its shape
US20140194997A1 (en) * 2000-03-17 2014-07-10 Kinamed, Inc. Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method
US20140202945A1 (en) * 2013-01-23 2014-07-24 Pei-Yuan Lee Cleaning Structure for Floating Oil and Substance on Water Surface

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US2686328A (en) * 1947-02-12 1954-08-17 Herbert R Kirby Mop constructed of yarns arranged in laterally spaced-apart groups
US3321903A (en) * 1964-07-07 1967-05-30 Du Pont Mop yarn
US3520017A (en) * 1968-02-01 1970-07-14 Theron V Moss Mop construction
US3596816A (en) * 1969-05-05 1971-08-03 Phillips Petroleum Co Fibrillation method
US3607791A (en) * 1969-12-10 1971-09-21 Phillips Petroleum Co Method for removing hydrocarbons
US3667608A (en) * 1970-04-24 1972-06-06 Hercules Inc Apparatus for removing oil spills from the surface of a body of water

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US2686328A (en) * 1947-02-12 1954-08-17 Herbert R Kirby Mop constructed of yarns arranged in laterally spaced-apart groups
US3321903A (en) * 1964-07-07 1967-05-30 Du Pont Mop yarn
US3520017A (en) * 1968-02-01 1970-07-14 Theron V Moss Mop construction
US3596816A (en) * 1969-05-05 1971-08-03 Phillips Petroleum Co Fibrillation method
US3607791A (en) * 1969-12-10 1971-09-21 Phillips Petroleum Co Method for removing hydrocarbons
US3667608A (en) * 1970-04-24 1972-06-06 Hercules Inc Apparatus for removing oil spills from the surface of a body of water

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3881211A (en) * 1973-11-15 1975-05-06 Pro Diet Mop Grease mop for dietary control
US4332854A (en) * 1975-05-22 1982-06-01 Parker James H Polypropylene oil removal structure
US3999232A (en) * 1975-06-20 1976-12-28 Pro Diet Mop, Inc. Dietary control grease mop
US4114224A (en) * 1976-04-13 1978-09-19 Firma Carl Freudenberg Mop comprising bonded nonwoven fabric absorptive elements
FR2382331A1 (en) * 1977-03-04 1978-09-29 Minnesota Mining & Mfg Oil absorbent cloth
FR2439580A1 (en) * 1978-10-23 1980-05-23 Suzuki Isao Device for catching dust
EP0013500A1 (en) * 1978-12-19 1980-07-23 Fram Europe Limited Apparatus and method for removing oil from water surfaces
WO1980001294A1 (en) * 1978-12-19 1980-06-26 Fram Europ Removing oil
US4416782A (en) * 1979-12-12 1983-11-22 Girmes-Werke Ag Method for separating oil from aqueous or solvent dispersions
US4644741A (en) * 1984-06-11 1987-02-24 Golden Star, Inc. Mop yarns made by fiber bonding process
US5199130A (en) * 1988-06-17 1993-04-06 Lazar Johanna D Hydrophobic mop which retains its shape
US4942811A (en) * 1988-11-21 1990-07-24 Kuhn James O Fat-removing culinary implement
US5053145A (en) * 1990-05-03 1991-10-01 Ellison Billy L Dual direction transfer system for tramp oil collection
US5084171A (en) * 1991-01-17 1992-01-28 Specialty Welding & Fabricating Of New York Inc. Oil recovery mop
WO1994022356A1 (en) * 1992-01-23 1994-10-13 Lazar Johanna D Hydrophobic mop which retains its shape
US20140194997A1 (en) * 2000-03-17 2014-07-10 Kinamed, Inc. Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method
US20140194998A1 (en) * 2000-03-17 2014-07-10 Kinamed, Inc. Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method
US8936602B2 (en) * 2000-03-17 2015-01-20 Kinamed, Inc. Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method
US8936601B2 (en) * 2000-03-17 2015-01-20 Kinamed, Inc. Marking template for installing a custom replacement device for resurfacing a femur and associated installation method
US20140202945A1 (en) * 2013-01-23 2014-07-24 Pei-Yuan Lee Cleaning Structure for Floating Oil and Substance on Water Surface
US9034188B2 (en) * 2013-01-23 2015-05-19 Pei-Yuan Lee Cleaning structure for floating oil and substance on water surface

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