US10264940B2 – April 23, 2019 – Bathroom cleaning device with removable, washable and reusable head and method of use

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Inventors :

Janet A. Palmtag

Owner :

A47L13 / 17; A47L13 / 12; A47L13 / 257; A47L13 / 44; B08B1 / 00; B25G1 / 04; B25G3 / 38

Application Number :

US15215691

Document Number :

US10264940B2

Priority Date :

July 21, 2016

Filing Date :

July 21, 2016

Date of Grant/ Publication :

April 23, 2019

Class :

J.J. PALMTAG, INC.

Abstract

The present invention relates in general to the field of cleaning devices, and more specifically, to a cleaning device and method of cleaning bathrooms. The cleaning device and method of cleaning bathrooms is inexpensive and environmentally friendly in that it utilizes a removable, washable and reusable cleaning head to thereby reduce unnecessary waste and cost. The cleaning device and method of cleaning bathrooms is sturdy and allows a user to clean an entire bathroom including showers, bathtubs, sinks, counters and toilets. The purpose of the invention is to provide a cleaning device and method of cleaning bathrooms that reduces the risk of slipping, falling and injuries associated with traditional methods of cleaning bathrooms (e.g., neck, back, shoulder and knee pain).

Claim(s)

1. A method of cleaning a bathroom, comprising: providing a bathroom; providing a bathroom cleaning device, the bathroom cleaning device comprising: a) a handle; b) an elongated arm; c) a universal joint; d) a baseplate comprising a first end and an opposite second end; e) a first tab located at the first end of the baseplate and a second tab located at the opposite second end of the baseplate, the first tab and the second tab integrally formed with the baseplate; f) a cleaning head comprising a first end and an opposite second end; g) a first pocket located at the first end of the cleaning head and a second pocket located at the opposite second end of the cleaning head; h) the first pocket and the second pocket attached to a dorsal surface of the cleaning head; i) the first pocket and the second pocket comprising elastic material; j) the elongated arm having a proximal end and a distal end; k) the handle attached to the proximal end of the elongated arm; l) the baseplate connected to the distal end of the elongated arm via the universal joint; m) the cleaning head removably attached to the baseplate; n) the cleaning head comprising an outer envelope and an inner cleaning substrate; o) the outer envelope comprising at least one of cotton, microfiber, hemp and bamboo fabric; p) the inner cleaning substrate comprising an anti-microbial sponge; q) the baseplate comprising a plurality of apertures traversing therein to permit liquid to pass through the baseplate; and r) the elongated arm configured to extend and retract in length; s) wherein the cleaning head is washable and reusable; inserting the first tab of the baseplate inside the first pocket of the cleaning head; inserting the second tab of the baseplate inside the second pocket of the cleaning head; attaching the cleaning head to the baseplate via the first tab of the baseplate fitted inside the first pocket of the cleaning head in cooperation with the second tab of the baseplate fitted inside the second pocket of the cleaning head, wherein the elastic material retains the first tab inside the first pocket and the second tab inside the second pocket; cleaning the bathroom using the bathroom cleaning device; removing excess liquid from the cleaning head via the plurality of apertures traversing through the baseplate; adjusting the elongated arm into a retracted state while cleaning in close quarters of the bathroom; adjusting the elongated arm into an extended state while cleaning in open quarters of the bathroom; removing the cleaning head from the baseplate of the bathroom cleaning device after cleaning the bathroom; cleaning the bathroom using the cleaning head separate from the bathroom cleaning device; washing the cleaning head; reattaching the cleaning head that has been washed to the bathroom cleaning device to be reused again in the future; and drying the cleaning head reattached to the baseplate via the plurality of apertures traversing through the baseplate.

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