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Publication numberUS20020029984 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/933,491
Publication dateMar 14, 2002
Filing dateAug 21, 2001
Priority dateSep 8, 2000
Publication number09933491, 933491, US 2002/0029984 A1, US 2002/029984 A1, US 20020029984 A1, US 20020029984A1, US 2002029984 A1, US 2002029984A1, US-A1-20020029984, US-A1-2002029984, US2002/0029984A1, US2002/029984A1, US20020029984 A1, US20020029984A1, US2002029984 A1, US2002029984A1
InventorsLisa Hughes
Original AssigneeLisa Hughes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bathroom cleaning apparatus
US 20020029984 A1
Abstract
A new and improved toilet seat wipe is disclosed that will allow a user to effectively clean and sanitize a toilet seat before use. The toilet seat wipe would measure approximately four inches by six inches and would be impregnated with a disinfecting cleaning solution. It would be used to wipe any surface in a public restroom, especially the toilet seat, and then flushed away.
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Claims(4)
What I claim as my invention is:
1. A disposable bathroom cleaning apparatus comprising
(a) a toilet seat wipe having a length and a width, the toilet seat wipe being fabricated from a pliable, permeable paper material, and
(b) a disinfecting cleaning solution in a quick-drying alcohol base, the solution being impregnated within the toilet seat wipe.
2. A disposable bathroom cleaning apparatus according to claim 1 wherein the toilet seat wipe would have a length of approximately six inches and a width of approximately four inches.
3. A disposable bathroom cleaning apparatus according to claim 1 wherein the toilet seat wipe would be flushable.
4. A disposable bathroom cleaning apparatus according to claim 1 in combination with a package, the package having dimensions of approximately two inches by two inches.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention is that of a new and improved toilet seat wipe that will allow a user to effectively clean and sanitize a toilet seat before use.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PRIOR ART

[0002] U.S. Pat. No. 5,462,197, issued to Pound, discloses a towelette dispensing device for clearing a toilet seat on a toilet bowl which consists of a receptacle mountable onto a vertical flat surface adjacent the toilet seat.

[0003] U.S. Pat. No. 5,025,524, issued to Genovese, Jr., discloses a disposable toilet seat wipe apparatus which includes a pre-moistened, cleansing pad within a carrying container having a pair of component sections separable from one another by pull-apart action.

[0004] U.S. Pat. No. 4,998,984, issued to McClendon, discloses a prepackaged single use disposable wiper pad or towelette that is saturated with a disinfecting liquid.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0005] The present invention is that of a new and improved toilet seat wipe that will allow a user to effectively clean and sanitize a toilet seat before use. The toilet seat wipe would measure approximately four inches by six inches and would be impregnated with a disinfecting cleaning solution. It would be used to wipe any surface in a public restroom, especially the toilet seat, and then flushed away.

[0006] There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of a hygienic wipe in order that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are, of course, additional features of the hygienic wipe that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.

[0007] In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the hygienic wipe in detail, it is to be understood that the hygienic wipe is not limited in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangements of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The hygienic wipe is capable of other embodiments and being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are for the purpose of descriptions and should not be regarded as limiting.

[0008] As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception, upon which this disclosure is based, may readily be utilized as a basis for the designing of other structures, methods and systems for carrying out the several purposes of the hygienic wipe. It is important, therefore, that the claims be regarded as including such equivalent constructions insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and scope of the present invention.

[0009] It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a hygienic wipe which has all of the advantages of the prior art and none of the disadvantages.

[0010] It is another object of the present invention to provide a hygienic wipe which may be easily and efficiently manufactured and marketed.

[0011] It is another object of the present invention to provide a hygienic wipe which is of durable and reliable construction.

[0012] It is yet another object of the present invention to provide a hygienic wipe which is economically affordable and available for relevant purchasing government entities.

[0013] 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.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0014]FIG. 1 shows a front view of a toilet seat wipe of the present invention.

[0015]FIG. 2 shows a front view of the packaging of the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0016] A priority date of Sep. 8, 2000, is hereby claimed due to the filing of provisional application No. 60/231237 on Sep. 8, 2000.

[0017]FIG. 1 shows a front view of a toilet seat wipe 2 of the present invention. The present invention is that of a new and improved toilet seat wipe 2 that will allow a user to effectively clean and sanitize a toilet seat before use. The toilet seat wipe 2 would eliminate harmful bacteria and would be conveniently flushed away after use. It would measure approximately four inches by six inches and would be impregnated with a disinfecting cleaning solution in a quick-drying alcohol base.

[0018] The toilet seat wipe would be folded to fit into the packaging 6, shown in FIG. 2, which would measure approximately two inches by two inches. After use, toilet seat wipe 2 and packaging 6 can be disposed of in the toilet and flushed away.

[0019] Toilet seat wipe 2 would preferably be manufactured from a pliable, permeable paper material. Using this type of paper material would allow toilet seat wipe 2 to absorb and retain the disinfecting cleaning solution in a quick-drying alcohol base for an indefinite amount of time while in an unopened packaging 6.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/210, 15/104.93, 206/812
International ClassificationA47L13/17
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/17
European ClassificationA47L13/17