WO2008107927A2 - Rotating brush - Google Patents

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WO2008107927A2
WO2008107927A2 PCT/IT2008/000144 IT2008000144W WO2008107927A2 WO 2008107927 A2 WO2008107927 A2 WO 2008107927A2 IT 2008000144 W IT2008000144 W IT 2008000144W WO 2008107927 A2 WO2008107927 A2 WO 2008107927A2
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body
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sand
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Marco Ferrari
Erick Tenaglia
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Marco Ferrari
Erick Tenaglia
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B13/00Brushes with driven brush bodies or carriers
    • A46B13/001Cylindrical or annular brush bodies
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B13/00Brushes with driven brush bodies or carriers
    • A46B13/02Brushes with driven brush bodies or carriers power-driven carriers
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B2200/00Brushes characterized by their functions, uses or applications
    • A46B2200/10For human or animal care
    • A46B2200/1006Brushes for cleaning the hand or the human body

Abstract

Object of the present invention is a tool with rotating brushes operated by an electric motor and capable of accurately removing, without causing abrasions or irritations, particles of sand that have stuck to the body following a stay on the beach.

Description

Tool with rotating brushes, particularly suited for removing particles of sand from the body-

State of the art

The object of the present invention is a tool with rotating brushes, activated by an electric motor and capable of accurately removing, without causing any abrasions or irritations, particles of sand that have stuck to the body following a stay on the beach.

It is a well-known fact that following a stay on the beach, be it at the seaside or a riverbank, a certain amount of sand particles can stick to our bodies.

The sand stuck on the body causes, depending on the skin sensibility of the individual, either simply a bit of nuisance or something that might lead to out and out allergies with eczemas that have to be treated with special products such as ointments, etc. In particuJar, the sand that remains between the fingers of one's feet ,very difficult to remove completely, causes abrasions when shoes or sandals are worn; to this extent, it often occurs for example that flip-flops worn on feet that are not completely rid of sand may cause abrasions between the big toe and the second toe, in addition to the area underneath the strip that holds the flop - flops together. The situation obviously gets worse when closed shoes, such as moccasins, are worn on a foot that is not perfectly clean - perhaps causing abrasions. A similar situation to the one described for feet can be verified with clothes. It is well-known how bothersome it can be to wear a T-shirt or a shirt when one's skin is specked with sand.

In order to find a solution to these inconveniences, one tries to remove the sand from one's feet ,or one's body in general with the help of towels or the like. But the results are often unsatisfactory and the probability of causing skin irritations is rather consistent, in particular when the towels are rough because of the sea-salt or because they are full of sand, as well.

Description of the invention

The object of the present invention is a tool with rotating brushes, which can preferably be activated through an electric motor or the like, and whose bristles are of the right consistency and shape to remove the sand present upon the body in a delicate yet effective manner. The present invention is made up of a brush with hollow central body, shaped in such a way as to be gripped easily and containing inside a small electric motor and the battery seat. A spindle is attached to the small motor's power outlet, upon which a flexible axial support is connected in a controlled manner, to which in turn the bristles of a brush that may be divided into different areas according to the shape and hardness of the same is attached. The grip contains the power controls of the small motor. Various kinds of brushes may be applied, differing from one another both for their shape and the texture of the bristles. These may be used according to the body parts to be cleaned and according to the sensibility of the skin. They are interchangeable and, as has already been mentioned, part of one sole axial support. Description of the drawings

The invention will herein be described with reference to a chosen product, but not a limited one, referring to the attached drawings including:

Fig. 1 shows an axiometric view of the tool concerned within the present invention; Fig. 2 shows a partially exploded transversal section view of the tool concerned within the present invention. Description of the preferred manufacturing of the invention With reference to the above figures, the rotating brush tool is made up of a hollow central body (1); a brush (2) made up of an axial support with controlled flexibility (9) which supports the bristles (10, 11 , 12) of different forms, dimensions and textures; a small electric motor (3); an electric circuit (4); a battery seat (5); a spindle (6), which supports the brush (2); then the brush (2) is placed in rotation to the action of the motor (3). In practice, by gripping the hollow body (1) and turning on the small motor (3) using the switch (7), the brush (2) begins to rotate and then when it is passed over the skin it effectively removes, in a quick and painless manner, all the sand that is stuck to the skin itself. The brush, which is one with the controlled flexibility axial support (9), can be of various shapes and textures: solely as an example, within the attached drawings the brush (2) is divided into three segments of different shapes and textures; the bristles (10) are located at the far end of the controlled flexibility axial support (9), having a diameter and length that allow it to be used for cleaning between toes or fingers; the bristles (11) have a greater diameter than the bristles (10) which make it more suitable for cleaning larger areas: the bristles (12) may have different textures, for example softer ones and therefore more suited for finishing touches. The controlled flexibility of the axial support (9) allows one to exercise the right pressure on the skin so as to easily remove the sand, at the same time avoiding any sort of excoriation or abrasion. As has already been mentioned, the brush bristles may be natural or synthetic and attached to the support in one of the well-known manners. Obviously, the presence of the spindle (6) allows one to substitute the entire brush be it in the case that the one in use is worn out, should it be necessary to clean it or should one wish to substitute it with another brush of different texture or design.

It is evident that other brush shapes can be envisioned such as, for example, cone-shaped brushes with a diameter that increases from the tip to the base. The axial support (9) may be constituted by a hollow cylindrical body whose surface has a series of small holes connected to a little exhaust fan located within the hollow central body (1) and acting as the tool's grip; the exhaust fan sucks the sand removed by the brushes and deposits it within a little bag located inside the grip itself. In one of the possible variations, a rheostat can be fitted; it would be capable of allowing for the regulation of the small motor's rotation speed according to one's desires and the skin type to be cleaned or the type of bristles.

It is also possible to produce the hollow central body (1) in such a way as to make it airtight and therefore waterproof and sand-proof. For that which regards the supply of energy to the little motor (3), an alternative to batteries may be batteries that can be recharged through a battery charger ,even those used by cars, with a socket at the base of the cover or in another suitable place, or through pin plugs on a base upon which the body of the brush can be placed. Further methods for charging the small motor (3) may be small solar panels inserted into the surface of the hollow central body that would supply energy to the accumulators when the tool is left out in the sun.

As yet another alternative, the small motor (3) may be charged by a lever dynamo operated by the person who grips the tool as he/she alternates movements of opening and closing the fingers of his/her hand. This solution therefore represents an ecological brush mode!, since it does not utilize batteries and it is absolutely reliable since it is capable of operating even following two months' of inactivity. In addition, the electric circuit may also include a motion inversion device so as to enable one to invert the sense of rotation of the brushes - offering an even more accurate cleaning. Obviously, both the hollow central body (1), the brushes and all the other parts may be produced using one's chosen material, shapes and colours. Additionally the surface of the hollow central body, like the brushes, may act as a backing for the promotion of products or services or for any other kind of communication.

Claims

1. Tool with rotating brushes particularly suited for the removal of sand from the body and made up of: a hollow body (1) suitable to be gripped with one hand; a small rotating electric motor (3) whose seat is within the said hollow body; a device that supplies energy to the small motor (3); a battery seat (5); an electric circuit (4) to regulate the charging of the small electric motor (3); a utensil-bearing spindle (6); an on/off switch (7) for operating the small motor (3); characterized by the fact of being also constituted by a brush (2) made up of a axial support with controlled flexibility (9) to which bristles (10, 11, 12) are integral and to which the free end of the bristles of the said axial support with controlled flexibility (9) is engaged and fixed in a removable manner to the utensil-bearing spindle (6),when it is set into rotation by the small electric motor (3), it causes the rotation of the brush (2).
2. Tool with rotating brushes particularly suited for the removal of sand from the body, according to claim 1 , characterized by the fact that the brush (2) is made up of bristles (10, 11 , 12) of a shape and texture that differ from one another.
3. Tool with rotating brushes particularly suited for the removal of sand from the body, according to claim 1 , characterized by the fact that the bristles (10) located at the tip of the axial support with controlled flexibility (9) have a shape, dimension and texture that allow them to be inserted between the toes and/or the fingers of the hand;
4. Tool with rotating brushes particularly suited for the removal of sand from the body, according to claim 1 , characterized by the fact that the bristles (11 and 12) have shapes and textures that are different from one another;
5. Tool with rotating brushes particularly suited for the removal of sand from the body, according to claim 1 , characterized by the fact that the electric circuit includes a rheostat capable of regulating the rotation speed of the motor (3);
6. Tool with rotating brushes particularly suited for the removal of sand from the body, according to claim 1 , characterized by the fact that the hollow central body (1 ) is airtight;
7. Tool with rotating brushes particularly suited for the removal of sand from the body, according to claim 1, characterized by the fact that the axial support (9) is made up of a cylindrical hollow body whose surface has a series of small holes connected to a small exhaust fan located inside the hollow body (1); the exhaust fan sucks out the sand removed by the brushes through the holes on the axial support (9) and deposits in inside a small bag located within the hollow body (1);
8. Tool with rotating brushes particularly suited for the removal of sand from the body, according to claim 1 , characterized by the fact that the device supplying energy to the motor is battery-charged by a mini solar panel installed on the hollow central body;
9. Tool with rotating brushes particularly suited for the removal of sand from the body, according to claim 1 , characterized by the fact that the device supplying energy to the motor is a lever dynamo operated by the person who holds the tool as he/she alternates the movements of opening and closing the fingers of the hand that grips the tool itself.
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GB1140275A (en) * 1966-09-29 1969-01-15 Dendix Brushes Ltd A rotary brush
GB1321081A (en) * 1970-01-21 1973-06-20 Prestige Group Ltd Carpet sweepers having rotary brushes
US5115530A (en) * 1990-06-08 1992-05-26 Distiso Robert G Rotary toothbrush
GB2318043A (en) * 1996-10-12 1998-04-15 Antoni Timothy James Malski Cleaner:rotary brush
US6170107B1 (en) * 1998-05-28 2001-01-09 Dewey T. George Rotating brush cleaning apparatus
US6295681B1 (en) * 1999-12-21 2001-10-02 Olga H. Dolah Rotary brush cleaning device
US6324713B1 (en) * 2000-05-12 2001-12-04 Clarence Dale Barkley Hand-held motorized utility brush
DE10124885A1 (en) * 2001-05-22 2002-12-12 Beate Hoffmeister Cleaning brush system comprises interchangeable heads which can be attached to shaft and handle with battery driven motor which rotates brush head
DE10127636A1 (en) * 2001-06-07 2003-01-16 Petra Mayer Portable shoe cleaning device has ejection mechanism for separating brush from body provided inside body containing motor for driving brush and brush attachment device
GB2417889A (en) * 2004-09-10 2006-03-15 Graham Peter Neale A rotary toothbrush

Patent Citations (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB1140275A (en) * 1966-09-29 1969-01-15 Dendix Brushes Ltd A rotary brush
GB1321081A (en) * 1970-01-21 1973-06-20 Prestige Group Ltd Carpet sweepers having rotary brushes
US5115530A (en) * 1990-06-08 1992-05-26 Distiso Robert G Rotary toothbrush
GB2318043A (en) * 1996-10-12 1998-04-15 Antoni Timothy James Malski Cleaner:rotary brush
US6170107B1 (en) * 1998-05-28 2001-01-09 Dewey T. George Rotating brush cleaning apparatus
US6295681B1 (en) * 1999-12-21 2001-10-02 Olga H. Dolah Rotary brush cleaning device
US6324713B1 (en) * 2000-05-12 2001-12-04 Clarence Dale Barkley Hand-held motorized utility brush
DE10124885A1 (en) * 2001-05-22 2002-12-12 Beate Hoffmeister Cleaning brush system comprises interchangeable heads which can be attached to shaft and handle with battery driven motor which rotates brush head
DE10127636A1 (en) * 2001-06-07 2003-01-16 Petra Mayer Portable shoe cleaning device has ejection mechanism for separating brush from body provided inside body containing motor for driving brush and brush attachment device
GB2417889A (en) * 2004-09-10 2006-03-15 Graham Peter Neale A rotary toothbrush

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