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Publication numberUS3648318 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 14, 1972
Filing dateApr 29, 1969
Priority dateApr 29, 1969
Also published asUS3765046
Publication numberUS 3648318 A, US 3648318A, US-A-3648318, US3648318 A, US3648318A
InventorsTsuruzawa Teruya
Original AssigneeNippon Seal Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cleaning-brush
US 3648318 A
Abstract
The brush surface of the disclosed cleaning-brush is comprised of short bristles implanted so as to slant in one direction and a holding means for securing the brush surface.
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Tar/es atem 71su1ruzawn 51 Mar, M, 11972 [54] CLEANMNG-BRUSH 1,502,798 7/1924 Phoenix et a1. ..15/105 X 1,497,035 6/ 1 924 Skoglund 15/ 227 [72] Tsumawa Osaka Japan 448,067 3/1891 Nightingale ..132/121 14 [73] Assignee: Nippon Seal Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan 277,173 /1883 Thompson 15/227 1 Fi1ed= 29, 1969 FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS [211 PP 820,119 1,532,767 6/1968 France ..15/159 A 682,812 11/1952 Great Britain 15/105 [52 us. 131 ..15/s 11,15/159 A, 132/79 342,629 2/ 1931 Great 51 1111.101. ..A47117/00 587,607 1938 Japan ul5/2l0 R [58] Field of Search ..132/79-85, 104, I

132/120, 121; /105, 106, 114, 118, 104, 159, Pr1maryExammerMarvmA- Champm 160, 227, 258 Assistant ExaminerTerre11 P. Lewis Att0rney-Ott0 John Munz [56] References Cited [57] ABSTRACT UNITED STATES PATENTS The brush surface of the d1sc1osed cleanmg-brush 15 com- B6311 X prised of short bristles implanted so as to lant in one direction 1,951,023 3/1934 105581101" 1 5/105 X and a holding means for securing the brush surface. 1,770,602 7/1930 Blake 132/121 1,632,392 6/1927 Dougherty et a1. ..15/ X 2 Uafims, 13 Drawing Figures PMENTEUMAR 14 I972 3,648,131 8 sum 1 0F 3 INVENTOIR TERUYA 'EiISURUZAWA TTORNEY PAIENIEUMAR 14 I972 31548318 sum 2 [1F 3 INVENTCR 'IERUYA TS URUZAWA ,ATTORNEY PATENIEBMAR 14 m2 3.. 6 8 3 1 8 sum 3 OF 3 INVENTOR TERUYA TS URUZ AWA CLEANING-BRUSH CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION This application is an improvement on the device of a related application entitled CLEANING BRUSH, filed on July 12, 1967 by the same applicant as that of the present application and granted US. Pat. No. 3,421,] 71.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to a cleaning brush, and more particularly is directed to a cleaning brush which has bristles leaning in one direction for brushing and which is also provided with holding or gripping means for convenience in brushing.

The conventional brush has bristles disposed perpendicularly to the brush surface, accordingly it merely moves dust particles from one position to another when brushing, but it does not remove the dust particles from the surface being brushed.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION This invention eliminates the inefficient cleaning of the conventional brush and provides a novel and improved cleaning brush which is easy to use and to carry.

According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a cleaning brush which has short bristles implanted so as to lean in one direction and comprises holding or gripping means for securing the brush surface and for making it possible to be convenient in brushing.

According to another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a cleaning brush characterized by the fact that the bristles are- 1.7 mm. long, and are made of any fiber natural, synthetic or glass; the bristles are set at an angle with respect to the brush surface, said angle being from 3-60, preferably 6080. According to the specific mode of brushing, any one of the following types of holding or gripping means, each having its respective advantage, can be taken up.

1. A holding means which comprises a handle and a brush surface comprising slanting bristles thereon.

2. A holding means as described in the above 1, the both sides of which is covered with short bristles, the handle extending in the same plane as the back.

3. A gripping means made from a hexahedron to the sides and bottom of which the bristles are bonded.

4. A gripping means made from two layers of synthetic leather, one of which is bonded to the base of the bristles, the sheath portion constructed by said two layers being able to receive a comb.

5. A gripping means made from two layers of synthetic leather, one of which is bonded to the base of the bristles, the other being bonded to the former on the perimeter and on a longitudinal line, constructing two sheath portions one being adapted to receive a comb and the other to receive a pencil respectively, a small sheath being provided on top of said comb-receiving portion for the purpose of receiving a nail file.

6. A holding means made from the layer of synthetic leather, thereon a holding band being secured so as to hold the brush on the fingers.

Therefore, one object of this invention is to provide cleaning brushes which may positively remove dust particles by easy operation.

Another object of this invention is to provide cleaning brushes which are convenient to carry and use. i

In the cleaning brush in accordance with the present inven tion, the brush has a brush surface comprised of bristles irnplanted so as to slant in one direction for brushing; accordingly it removes perfectly the dust particles from the surface being brushed.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. ll-a is a perspective view of a cleaning brush with a holding means 1 as described above. FIG. l-b is a lateral side view of the brush in FIG. La.

FIG. 2-a is a perspective view of a cleaning brush with a holding means 2 as described above. FlG. Z-b is a longitudinal sectional view of the brush in FIG. Z-a. FIG. 2-c shows the frame of the brush of FIG. 2-a as dismembered and adapted to be assembled by means of one or more screws.

FIG. 3-a is a perspective view of a cleaning brush with a holding means 3 as described above. FIG. It-b is a sectional view of the brush in FIG. 34.

FIG. 4-a with FlG. d-b, FIG. 5-a with. S-b, and FIG. b-a with FIG. b-b, are views of the brushes with the gripping means 4, 5 and 6 as described above respectively.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Although specific embodiments of the invention have been selected for illustration in the drawings, and the following description is drawn in specific terms for the purpose of describing those embodiments of the invention, this description is not intended to limit the scope of the invention, which is defined in the claims.

Referring now to the drawings, which show six embodiments of this invention relative to the cleaning brush, they have a plurality of closely implanted short bristles which slant with respect to the surface of the back thereof, as to the brush it will be hereinafter explained in detail.

In FIGS. l-a and H2, the cleaning brush in accordance with the present invention comprises a brush surface 1, comprised of a plurality of short bristles 2 made of natural, chemical, synthetic, or glass fibers, said bristles being closely spaced thereon and all leaning at the same angle in the same direction, and a gripping means including a handle 3 by which said brush is to be held. A suitable length for the bristles is l7 mm., and the angle of inclination thereof may be 360, but is preferably 6080. The short bristles comprising the brush surface can be secured to the holder 4 by means of back plate 5.

The brush as illustrated in FIG. 2-a, 2b and 2-0, both sides of which are covered with short bristles of uniform diameter and length slant in the same direction, provides the utility for enabling the cleaned stuff to be brushed without turning inside out.

The brush as shown in FIGS. 3-a and 3-b in which the brush surface is comprised of short bristles adhered to sides and bottom of a hexahedron 6, provides the improved efficiency for cleaning especially when used in a laundry owing to its solidity and easily-gripped form.

In FIGS. in and d-b, a brush with the holding means made from two layers 6,7 of synthetic leather, one of which is bonded to the bristles, is disclosed. A comb can be received in the sheath portion constructed by said two layers, and is of use for preventing the bending of the leather, in brushing. It can be easily seen that the shape of this brush is so compact that it can be carried in a minimum space and that this construction also protects the comb from shock as well as from dust.

The brush as shown in FIGS. 5-a and S-b, which is similar to the above described brush of FIGS. l-a and d-b in the construction of two layers, can receive, besides a comb 9, a pencil and a nail file lli. This compact grooming set combines all the tools necessary for grooming and brushing in one easily carried kit.

FIGS. o-a and 6-12 discloses a brush with a holding means made from the layer of synthetic leather 112, a holding band 113 being secured thereon so as to hold the brush on fingers.

The holding band 113 is made of thin synthetic leather which is secured on each side of the leather bonded to the brush surface. One or more fingers can be inserted into the space formed between the layers of synthetic leather l2 and 13. This type of brush is suitable for fine brushing and effects brushing with a minimum of energy. It is suitable for carrying in a handbag or a cosmetics bag owing to its thin and yielding structure.

What is claimed is:

I. A cleaning brush comprising a brush surface with bristles;

bonded to the perimeter of said bottom layer; the bristles of the said brush surface being l-7 mm. in length and the inclined angle of said bristles to the brush surface being from 3-80; said top layer forming two sheaths, one of said sheaths being adapted to receive a comb and the other of said sheaths to receive a writing instrument, and a small sheath provided on said comb-receiving sheath to hold a

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Classifications
U.S. Classification15/105, D04/120, 15/207.2, 15/104.2, 123/80.00D, 15/227
International ClassificationA47L25/00, A47L25/08, A46B7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA46B7/00, A47L25/08
European ClassificationA47L25/08, A46B7/00