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Title:
CLEANING APPARATUS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/176129
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A cleaner assembly includes a main body having a first end with a handle portion and a second end with a removable cleaner head; a motor contained with in said main body; an actuator operatively associated with said motor; a rotational shaft operatively associated with said motor and with a rotational cleaner head support; and a cleaner head removably attached to said rotational shaft.

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Inventors:
PENDER, David (2637 Pearl Ave, St Louis, MO, 63139, US)
Application Number:
US2014/034635
Publication Date:
October 30, 2014
Filing Date:
April 18, 2014
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
PENDER, David (2637 Pearl Ave, St Louis, MO, 63139, US)
International Classes:
A47L11/02; A47L11/03; A47L11/10
Foreign References:
US20120246848A1
US4875246A
US4561141A
US20070209138A1
US20020066148A1
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BARMAN, David, W. (The Law Office of David W. Barman, P.A.P.O. Box 61312, Miami FL, 33261, US)
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Claims:
claim:

A cleaner assembly comprising;

a main body having a first end with a handle portion and a second end with a removable cleaner head;

a motor contained with in said Main body;

an actuator operatively associated with said motor; a rotational shaft operatively associated with said motor and with a rotational cleaner head support; and a cleaner head removably attached to said rotational shaft .

The cleaner assembly of claim 1 wherein said shaft includes a middle bearing and middle bearing spacer positioned between said motor and said cleaner head support along the length of said shaft.

The cleaner assembly of claim 1 wherein said shaft is a shaft assembly that includes two or more shafts acting in concert.

The cleaner assembly of claim 1 including a solution delivery assembly including a water inlet and a solution reservoir configured to deliver liquid through a dispenser shaft and exit through a dispenser shaft outlet.

The cleaner assembly of claim 1 including a solution delivery assembly including a water inlet having a water inlet control valve.

The cleaner assembly of claim 1 including a solution reservoir assembly having a solution reservoir control valve .

The cleaner assembly of claim 1 including each of a solution delivery assembly including a water inlet having a water inlet control valve and a solution reservoir assembly having a solution reservoir control valve .

Description:
IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

NON-PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION

INDEX TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application is a non-provisional of and claims benefit to U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/814,527 filed April 22, 2013 the disclosure of which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention generally relates to a cleaning apparatus, and more particularly relates to a cleaning apparatus driven by a power tool.

2. Description of Related Art

Various cleaning apparatus are known in the industry such mop, a rag, a sponge, a string mop, a sponge mop, a squeegee etc. These devices are driven manually and thus require a lot of human effort during operations. Sometimes, the contaminants are so thick that it becomes impossible for a human to remove them through manual operated cleaning apparatus. Also various other cleaning apparatus are available in the market that is driven by motors. However, these devices are bulky and have limited applications. Therefore, there is a need of a cleaning apparatus that is power driven and is portable to meet various

applications.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, a cleaning apparatus driven by a power tool is provided.

An object of the present invention is to provide a portable brush and a power tool to drive the portable brush.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a portable brush, a power tool to drive the portable brush, a liquid dispenser attached to the handle of the portable brush and a liquid reservoir attached to the liquid dispenser. Another object of the present invention is to provide a cleaning apparatus to clean automobiles, boats, fences, drains, gutter, walls, floors, roof etc. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one embodiment according to the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of one embodiment according to the present invention demonstrating a particular cleaner head.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of one embodiment to the present invention demonstrating a particular cleaner head.

Fig. 4 is a side view of one embodiment or into the present invention .

Fig. 5 is a site your printable embodiment of the present invention .

Fig. 6 is a cross section side view of one embodiment according to the present invention.

Fig. 7 is a cross-section detail view from figure 6.

Fig. 8 is a cross section detail view from figure 6.

Fig. 9 is a cross-section detail view of cleaner head and mechanism from figure 6.

Fig. 10 is a perspective separate review demonstrating

components of one embodiment of present invention. Fig. 11 is a separate if you demonstrating components of the clearheaded mechanism of the present invention.

Fig. 12 is a perspective view of one embodiment of points of the present invention.

Fig. 13 is a side view of one embodiment of the present

invention .

Fig. 14 is a top view of one embodiment of the present

invention .

Fig. 15 is a side cross-sectional view of one embodiment of the present invention.

Fig. 16 is a side view of one environment of the present

invention .

Fig. 17 is a perspective partially separated view demonstrating components of one embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

As generally understood, described herein and the present invention relates to an improved cleaning device. In one

embodiment, assembly 200 includes a main body 20 having a first, or handle end including a handle portion 32 and actuator 28 a battery compartment 22 and a battery compartment closure 26. Body 20 further includes a second and whereby a cleaner head 34 is mounted upon a cleaner head support 24. In one embodiment, cleaner head 34 is a cleaner brush. However, additional cleaner heads are contemplated as being used with the present invention including a cleaner mop 36 a cleaner buffer 38 and other similar cleaner head configurations. In one embodiment, a support brace 30 is provided with main body 20. It is contemplated in use values or will grasp handle portion 32 with one hand and support brace 30 with the other hand in using the device of the present invention . In one embodiment, as demonstrated in figures 6 through nine, a rotational motor nut 44 is operatively associated with motor 64 and is configured to interact with shaft nut 46. Shaft 54 extends from motor 64 towards the cleaner head. Shaft 54 contacts fitting 56 which is operatively associated with adapter 48 but and attachment connector 58 that ultimately provides rotational movement on clear head 34 or other clear heads attached to the assembly. Motor 64 is actuated by actuator 28 associated with electrical actuator assembly 66. Batteries 72 are connected with stem connector 74 and electrical connectors seven the supply power to electrical actuator assembly 66 and ultimately to motor 64. Battery compartment 22 is closed by battery assembly closure 26 having a closure pin 76 configured there with. Although a particular closure is demonstrated in the figures, battery compartment 22 is contemplated as being opened and subsequently closed through any acceptable means. As demonstrated in the embodiment of figure 11 shaft 54 is

configured with a bearing spacer 42 that connects to middle bearing 40. Middle bearing 40 is associated with fitting 56 and front bearing 50. The front bearing 50 is configured to

interact with adapter 48 which contact shaft nut 46 ultimately turning head support 24.

In one embodiment, as demonstrated in figures 12 through 17, a water hose 82 is provided whereby hose 82 supplies water that is mixed with so provided in soap reservoir 84. Although the reservoir is designated for so, any cleaning solution or liquid is contemplated use therein. A flow valve 86 is provided to selectively adjust the mixture of water supplied by water hose 82 and soap in soap reservoir 84. A water control valve 80 is provided to regulate only the amount of water entering the system. The selected amounts of water and/or soap proceeds through dispenser shaft 88 and ultimately exits the device through dispenser shaft outlet 92. In one embodiment, dispenser shaft 88 is secured with dispenser shaft bracket 90.

In an embodiment demonstrated in figure 16, dispenser shaft outlet 92 is movable and adjustable in order to direct solution that is exiting the outlet. In using the device demonstrated in figures 1 through 10, a user will grasp the assembly with one hand positioned within the cavity of handle portion 32 and a second hand grasping a support brace 30. Actuator 28 is provided as a spring-loaded trigger whereby pressure on the trigger when graphs by a user actuates motor 64 and ultimately rotates clear head 34 or in the other cleaner head attached to the assembly. The user will then move cleaner had 34 in directions as desired in order to clean particular surfaces and/or areas.

In the embodiment demonstrated in figures 12 through 17, a user will utilize water inlet 82 and or solution chamber 84 adjusting appropriately supplied valves to provide desired water and or water mixed with cleaning solution. The cleaning solution will exit through the Spencer shaft outlet 92 which is positioned near cleaner head support 24. A user will provide the

appropriate cleaning liquid and utilize cleaner had 34 or other incorporated cleaner head in order to clean a desired surface.

While the invention has been described in its preferred form or embodiment with some degree of particularity, it is understood that this description has been given only by way of example and that numerous changes in the details of construction, fabrication, and use, including the combination and arrangement of parts, may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.