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Title:
PERSONAL HYGIENE DEVICE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/019399
Kind Code:
A4
Abstract:
A personal hygiene device and system for cleansing and/or applying lotions and creams to the perineal region of the body. The device includes an elongated curved handle having a proximate end and a distal end. A head receiving portion is integrally connected to the distal end of the handle at an orientation approximately at a right angle to the handle. The head receiving portion includes a first engaging surface. A brush head has a first side from which a plurality of bristles extend and define an applicator surface and a second side opposite the first side, wherein the second side has a second engaging surface. The device includes a twist-and-lock fastening mechanism for removeably fastening the second engaging surface of the brush head to the first engaging surface of the head receiving portion.

Inventors:
PEIA, Ernest (35 Love Lane Ste. E, Netcong, NJ, 07857, US)
Application Number:
US2015/052268
Publication Date:
June 02, 2016
Filing Date:
September 25, 2015
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MY SHINEY HINEY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (35 Love Lane Ste. E, Netcong, NJ, 07857, US)
PEIA, Ernest (35 Love Lane Ste. E, Netcong, NJ, 07857, US)
International Classes:
A47K7/08; A46B5/02; A46B11/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
EPSTEIN, Robert, L. (Epstein Drangel LLP, 60 East 42nd Street Suite 241, New York NY, 10165, US)
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Claims:
AMENDED CLAIMS

received by the International Bureau on 12 April 2016 (12.04.2016)

1 . A personal hygiene device, comprising: an elongated curved handle having a proximate end and a distal end; a head receiving portion integrally connected to the distal end of said handle at an orientation approximately at a right angle to said handle, said head receiving portion including a first engaging surface; a brush head having a first side from which a plurality of bristles extend and

define an applicator surface and a second side opposite the first side, wherein said second side having a second engaging surface; and

means for removeably fastening said second engaging surface of said brush head to said first engaging surface of said head receiving portion, wherein the fastening means is a twist-and-lock fastener comprises a male protrusion extending outwardly from the first engaging surface and having an outer diameter, and a female socket having a channel opening defined by an inner and outer cylindrical wall each having a diameter, wherein the outer cylindrical wall has a diameter greater than the outer diameter of said male protrusion and said inner cylindrical wall having a diameter less than said male protrusion.

2 . Cancelled,

3 . The personal hygiene device of claim 1, wherein the fastening means is a

snap retention mechanism for snapping-on and/or snapping-off the brush head from the head receiving portion. The personal hygiene device of claim 1 , wherein the second engaging surface of the brush head is flush or slightly recessed relative to the first engaging surface of the head receiving portion. The personal hygiene device of claim 1, wherein the brush head is

removable and interchangeable.

The personal hygiene device of claim 1, wherein the handle is an elongated tubular member having a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein the head receiving portion extends outwardly from said bottom surface of said tubular member at a ninety-degree angle. The personal hygiene device of claim 5, wherein the top surface of the proximate end of the tubular member

includes a plurality of gripping portions. The personal hygiene device of claim 5, wherein the tubular member has a circumference at the distal end smaller than a circumference at the proximate end. The personal hygiene device of claim 1 , wherein each bristle has at least one tapered portion. The personal hygiene device of claim 9, wherein the applicator surface is defined by the combination of tapered portions of each bristle.

1 . The personal hygiene device of claim 1, wherein the plurality of bristles are tapered toward a point. 2 . The personal hygiene device of claim 1, wherein the bristles are made of

natural material.

13. The personal hygiene device of claim 1 , wherein the bristles are made of

synthetic material.

14. A method for applying a cosmetic product to the perineal region of the body, comprising:

providing the device of claim 1 ; applying a predetermined amount of product to the applicator surface of the brush head of the device; and

extending the handle and placing the applicator surface in contact with the perineal region to apply the product thereto.

15. The method of claim 14, wherein the product comprises one of at least a cleanser, lotion, cream, bleach, toning, thinning or ointment product,

16. A system for cleansing and/or applying a cosmetic product to the perineal

region of the body, comprising:

at least one cosmetic product including at least one of a cleanser, lotion, cream, bleach, toning, thinning or ointment product;

a personal hygiene device for applying said cosmetic product comprising, an elongated curved handle having a proximate end and a distal end; a head receiving portion integrally connected to the distal end

of said handle at an orientation approximately at a right angle to said handle, said head receiving portion including a first engaging surface,

an interchangeable brush head having a first side from which a plurality of bristles extend and define an applicator surface and a second

side opposite the first side, wherein said second side having a second engaging surface,

means for removeably fastening said second engaging surface of said brush head to said first engaging surface of said head receiving portion, wherein the fastening means is a twist-and-lock fastener comprises a male protrusion extending outwardly from the first engaging surface and having an outer diameter, and a female socket having a channel opening defined by an inner and outer cylindrical wall each having a diameter, wherein the outer cylindrical wall has a diameter greater than the outer diameter of said male protrusion and said inner cylindrical wall having a diameter less than said male protrusion; means for storing the personal hygiene device in an upright position for allowing excess water to drain from said bristles; and a finger brush for inserting the finger therein and cleansing and/or applying said cosmetic product to a small area of the perineal region.

17. A method for applying a cosmetic product to the perineal region of the body using a personal hygiene device, wherein said device includes a brush head removably mounted to a curved handle via a head receiving portion by fastening means, wherein the fastening means is a twist-and-lock. fastener comprises a male protrusion extending outwardly from the first engaging surface and having an outer diameter, and a female socket having a channel opening defined by an inner and outer cylindrical wall each having a diameter, wherein the outer cylindrical wall has a diameter greater than the outer diameter of said male protrusion and said inner cylindrical wall having a diameter less than said male protrusion, wherein said bmsh head includes an applicator surface, the method comprising the steps of: contacting an applicator surface of the brush head of the device to the cosmetic product; extending the handle of the device and positioning the brush head adjacent the perineal region; and

applying the cosmetic product via the brush head to the perineal region such that the cosmetic product is uniformly applied to the region,