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Publication numberUS3230565 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 25, 1966
Filing dateMay 15, 1964
Priority dateMay 15, 1964
Publication numberUS 3230565 A, US 3230565A, US-A-3230565, US3230565 A, US3230565A
InventorsKoch Viola L
Original AssigneeKoch Viola L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mop
US 3230565 A
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Jan. 25, 1966 v. l.. KocH 3,230,565

MOP

Filed May 15, 1964 INVENTOR.

ATTORNEY,

United States Patent O MOP Viola L. Koch, Box 311, Rte. 1, Manchester, Mo. Filed May 15, 1964, Ser. No. 367,731 12 Claims. (Cl. 15-229) This invention relates to rnops, and more particularly to a dusting, cleaning or polishing mop incorporating disposable mopping material.

Briefly, this invention comprises a mop having a handle detachably secured to a mop head, disposable mopping material, and means connected to the mopping material and detachably secured around the head to the mop handle.

Among the several objects of this -invention may be noted the provision of a mop incorporating relatively inexpensive mopping material which may be discarded when it becomes dirty; the provision of a mop of the class described wherein the mopping material may be quickly and easily attached to and detached from the rnop head; the provision of a disposable dusting portion for a mop of the class described which is simple and economical in construction; and the provision of a mop such as described which is effective in operation. Other objects and features will 'be in part apparent and in part pointed out hereinafter.

The invention accordingly comprises the constructions hereinafter described, the scope of the invention being indicated in the following claims.

In the accompanying drawings, in which one of various possible embodiments of the invention is illustrated:

FIG. 1 is a plan view of a sheet of mopping material used in the mop of this invention;

FIG. 2 is a plan view of a plurality of sheets of mopping material connected to a blank of netting;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged plan View of a mop head of this invention;

FIG. 4 is a side elevation of the mop head connected to a handle, certain parts being broken away and shown in section for clarity; and

FIG. 5 is a side elevation of a completed mop of this invention.

Corresponding reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views of the drawings.

Various types of dusting mops having disposable dusters or mopping material have been proposed in the past. However, such mops and/or the disposable dusters were often complicated in construction making it relatively ditl'icult to connect the duster to the remainder of the mop. According to the present invention the difficulty of connecting the duster to the mop head or handle is eliminated.

Referring now to the drawings, a generally rectangular sheet of pliable paper, such as the paper employed in paper towels, for example, is indicated at 1. The sheet 1, which may be referred to as a dust-ing sheet, is slit or cut on lines extending from each longitudinal edge of the sheet toward a central portion 3 of the sheet. The central portion 3 is not cut and forms a connecting portion between oppositely disposed dusting ribbons or strands 5 rformed by the slits or cuts. A plural-ity of sheets 1, such as seven for example, are first laid, in the form shown in FIG. l, one on top of another with the central portions 3 in register with one another. The group of registered sheets are secured to a net or blank of netting '7, such as a nylon net for example, by stitching 9 extending through the netting 7 into central portions 3 of the group of sheets 1. The stitching is preferably formed in the shape of a diamond, such as shown in FIG. 2. This may be accomplished by first stitching one end 2 of the group of central portions 3 to the netting at what will "ice be one corner of the diamond. The sewing is then extended along a line to what will be the second corner 4 of the diamond, with the stitching passing through the netting and all of the central portions 3 and forming one side 6 of the diamond. The unattached portion of the group of sheets 1 is then turned or folded so that the central portions 3 extend along a line which will form the second side 8 of the diamond, and the sewing is continued along that line. This procedure is continued along the third and fourth sides of the diamond until the line of stitching and the other end 10 of the group of central portions 3 are finally returned to the starting point, thus forming a substantially closed diamond-shaped loop.

A mop head 11 is illustrated in FIG. 3. Head 11 comprises a generally diamond-shaped core 13 preferably formed of plastic, and a diagonal extending brace 15 extending between two opposite corners of the head. Brace 15 is provided with a centrally located offset 17, the purpose of which will be made apparent hereinafter. A plastic or rubber foam bumper or guard 19 surrounds core 13.

A handle 21 is provided with a connecting member 23 on lone end. Member 23 is preferably formed of plastic and has a pair of resilient clamping jaws 25 and 27 on its outer end. The clamping jaws 25 and 27 are adapted to be snapped onto the offset portion 17 of brace 15 for connecting head 11 to handle 21.

The dusting sheets 1, after they are secured to the central portion of netting 7, are connected to the handle 21 and head 11 by iirst placing the head 11 over the netting generally .in register with stitching 9. The peripheral portions of netting 7 are then pulled or drawn up around the lower portion of handle 21 and secured thereto with a tie 29, which may be made of chenille.

The mop is then ready for use and may be used for dusting furniture, cobwebs, etc. The ribbons or strands 5 on one side of the central portion of each sheet are hunched together on the inside of dusting portion 31, while the ribbons or strands on the other sidev of the central portion of each sheet 1 form the outside of the dusting portion 31. Thus the fingers 5 form a large group of dusting fingers extending outwardly from head 11. The resilient bumper 19 prevents nicking or scratching of furniture during use of the mop.

When the dusting portion 31 becomes dirty or soiled and it is desired to remove it, the tie 29 is simply removed and the dusting portion 31 and netting 7 are removed from head 11 and discarded. A new dusting portion and netting 7 may then be connected to the handle 21 in the same manner as previously described.

In view of the above, it will be seen that the several objects of the invention are achieved and other advantageous results attained.

As various changes could be made in the above constiuctions without departing from the scope of the invention, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

What is claimed is:

1. A mop comprising a handle, a generally diamond- -shaped head detachably connected to said handle, a plurality of sheets of soft pliable paper, each having slits therein forming a plurality of ribbons, a blank, said sheet being sewn to one side of said blank in a central portion thereof, `the peripheral portions of said blank being drawn varound said head and said handle, and means securing said blank to said handle.

2. A mop comprising a handle, a head connected to said handle, a plurality of generally rectangular sheets of soft pliable material, each sheet having a plurality of slits extending from opposite sides toward one another to form ribbons and a central unslit portion separating said ribbons, a blank, said central portions being sewn to one side of said blank in a central portion of the blank, the opposite ends of said central unslit portion of each sheet being located at approximately the same position to form a substantially closed loop, the outer portions of said blank being drawn around said head and said handle, and means securing said blank to said handle.

3. A mop comprising a handle, a head connected to said handle, a plurality of sheets of soft pliable material, each having slits therein -forming `a plurality of ribbons, a net, said sheets being sewn along a line to one side of said net in a central portion of the latter, the opposite ends of each sheet being located at approximately the same position to form a substantially closed loop along the line of sewing, the peripheral portions of said net being drawn around said head and said handle, and means securing said net to said handle.

4. A mop comprising a handle, a generally diamondshaped head connected to said handle, said head comprising a generally diamond-shaped core, a soft resilient material covering said core, a plurality of sheets of soft pliable paper, each having slits therein forming a plurality of ribbons, a blank, said sheets being sewn to one side of said blank in the central portion of the latter, the peripheral portions of said blank being drawn around said resilient material and said handle, and means securing said blank to said handle.

5. A mop comprising a handle, a gener-ally diamondshaped head, a diagonal member extending between two generally opposite corners of said generally diamondshaped head, said diagonal member having an offset portion, said handle being connected to said odset portion, a plurality of sheets of soft pliable paper, each having slits therein vforming a plurality of ribbons, a blank, said sheets being sewn to one side of said blank, said blank being drawn around said head and said handle, and means securing said blank to said handle.

6. A mop comprising a handle, a generally diamondshaped head connected to said handle, a plurality of sheets of soft pliable paper, each having slits therein forming a plurality of ribbons, a net, `said sheets being sewn to one side of said net in av central portion of the latter, the peripheral portion of said net being drawn around said head and said handle, and a tie securing said net t-o said handle.

7. A mop comprising a handle, a generally diamondshaped head connected to said handle, a plurality of generally rectangular sheets of soft pliable material, each having slits extending from two opposite sides toward one `another to form ribbons and a central unslit portion separating said ribbons, a blank, said central portions being sewn to one side of said blank along a line generally in register with `said generally diamond-shaped head, said blank being drawn around said head and handle, and a tie securing said blank to said handle.

8. A mop comprising a handle, a generally diamondshaped head connected to said handle, said head having a generally diamond-shaped core, soft resilient material covering said core, a plurality of generally rectangular sheets of soft pliable material, each having slits extending from two opposite sides toward one another to form ribbons and a central unslit portion separating said ribbons, a blank, said central portions being sewn to one side of said blank in a central portion of the latter, the peripheral portions of said blank being drawn around said head and said handle, and means securing said blank to said handle.

9. A mop comprising a handle, a generally diamondshaped head, a diagonal member extending between two generally opposite corners of said generally diamondshaped head, said diagonal member having an offset portion, said handle having a connecting member on one end thereof, said connecting member having a pair of resilient jaws surrounding said offset portion and securing said handle to said head, a plurality of sheets of soft pliable material each having slits therein forming a plurality of ribbons, a blank, said sheets being sewn to one side of said blank, said blank being drawn around said head and -said handle, and means securing said blank to said handle.

10. A disposable dusting portion adapted to be connected to the handle of a mop, comprising a plurality of sheets of soft pliable material, each having slits therein forming a plurality of ribbons, and a blank, said sheets being sewn along a line to `one side of said blank in the central port-ion of the latter to leave the peripheral portion of the blank free Afor connection to the handle of 4the mop, the opposite ends of each sheet being located at approximately the same position to form a substantially closed loop along the line of sewing.

1i. A disposable dusting portion adapted to be connected to the handle of a mop, Comprising a plurality of generally rectangular sheets of a soft pliable paper, each having slits therein extending from two opposite sides toward one another to form a plurality of ribbons and a central unslit portion separating said ribbons, a blank, said central unslit portions being sewn to one side of said blank in the central portion of the latter, said sewing being generally in the `form of a diamond and the peripheral portions of said blank being free for permitting the connection of the latte-r to the handle of the mop.

12. A disposable dusting portion for a mop having a handle and a head on one end thereof, said dusting portion comprising, a plurality of generally rectangular sheets of soft pliable paper, each having slits therein extending from opposite sides toward one another to form ribbons and a central unslit portion separating said ribbons, and a net, said sheets being sewn to one side of said net in the central portion of the latter to leave the peripheral portions of said net `free for connection to the handle of the mop, the opposite ends of said central unslit portion of each sheet being located at approximately the same position to form a substantially closed loop.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 823,725 6/ 1906 Hayden 15-226 X 1,360,926 11/ 1920 Glenn 15-247 2,320,372 6/1943 McCarthy.

2,759,209 8/1956` Ferrari 15-223 X DANIEL BLUM, Primary Examiner.

CHARLES A. WILLMUTH, Examiner.

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US3593359 *May 29, 1969Jul 20, 1971Majestic Wax CoDisposable head for a sweeping mop
US3711886 *Mar 22, 1971Jan 23, 1973Majestic Wax CoMop head for a sweeping mop
US3827099 *Nov 29, 1972Aug 6, 1974Allaire EDisposable mop head
US4523347 *Nov 14, 1983Jun 18, 1985Tames Esther RDisposable floor mop
US5115535 *Sep 15, 1989May 26, 1992Vileda GmbhMop for cleaning and polishing floors and other surfaces
US7478453 *Sep 26, 2003Jan 20, 2009Mary Ann BusshausDuster with extension handle
EP1681004A1 *Oct 27, 2004Jul 19, 2006Kikuo YamadaCleaner
Classifications
U.S. Classification15/229.8, 15/145
International ClassificationA47L13/10, A47L13/44
Cooperative ClassificationA47L13/44
European ClassificationA47L13/44