Title:
Margate chewing gum removal system
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
To remove a Chewing Gum Wad from Carpet, Upholstery while standing upright. With Gum Probe Hand tool, probe Gum Wad. Pour or spray Gum remover directly on Gum Wad. Let stand 2-3 minutes, allowing Gum Remover to start loosing Gum from fibers. With Gum Eliminator Hand Tool, at edge of Gum Wad, gently push toward center of Gum Wad. Place Gum Wad in a piece of paper. With Gum Scraper Hand Tool, place clean cloth on Scraper. Securing cloth with Gum Hand Clamp. Move Gum Scraper Hand Tool in a back and forth motion to wick up excess solution. To remove Carpet Stains, generously spray Carpet Stain. With Gum Scraper Hand Tool, agitate Carpet Stain. Place clean cloth on Scraper Hand Tool using Gum Clamp. Move in a back and forth motion wicking stain into clean cloth.



Inventors:
Thomas, William (Oakland, CA, US)
Application Number:
09/848669
Publication Date:
12/19/2002
Filing Date:
05/04/2001
Assignee:
THOMAS WILLIAM
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
15/220.1, 15/236.01
International Classes:
A47L1/06; A47L13/02; (IPC1-7): A47L1/06; A47L13/02
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Primary Examiner:
CHIN, RANDALL E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
William Thomas (Oakland, CA, US)
Claims:
1. Chewing Gum Probe Whereby, a piece of plastic sharpened to a point which allows penetration of a gum wad. Whereby, a piece of plastic secured in a handle allowing operator to stand in an upright position. Chewing Gum Eliminator Whereby, a piece of plastic rounded on the end to provide movement of gum wads on carpets and upholstery materials. Whereby a piece of plastic secured in a handle allowing the operator to stand in an upright position. Gum Scraper Hand Tool Whereby, a piece of plastic that allows scraping and/or agitation on carpet and upholstery fibers and materials. Whereby, a piece of plastic that assists in removing water runs, drips and spots from window washing. Whereby, a piece of plastic secured to a handle allowing the operator to stand in an upright position.

Description:
[0001] After (33) years in the Cleaning Maintenance Industry, I William Thomas developed a liquid solution called E-Z OUT GUM, CANDLE WAX, ROAD TAR REMOVER. This product when a small amount is poured on a Gum Wad in a Carpet will allow the Gum Wad to be removed in one piece with the help of my invention.

[0002] 1. Chewing Gum Probe

[0003] 2. Chewing Gum Eliminator

[0004] 3. Gum Scraper Hand Tool

[0005] The Chewing Gum Probe, Eliminator and the Gum Scraper Hand Tool is secured to a ¾ Aluminum Tube that is 44″ inches in length. The Chewing Gum Probe, Eliminator and the Gum Scraper Hand Tool is made of Delrin Plastic. This Plastic offers a unique combination of properties including elasticity, high strength, rigidity and dimensional stability. It also has excellent resistance to moisture, gasoline, solvents and many other neutral chemicals. Delrin shapes include low coefficient of friction, good bearing properties and a high resistance to repeated impacts. The Chewing Gum Probe is designed to probe the Gum Wad While standing in the upright position. This allows the liquid Gum Remover, E-Z OUT GUM REMOVER to be poured directly on the Gum Wad.

[0006] Once this step has been completed, the Chewing Gum Eliminator while standing in the upright position. Start at the edge of the Gum Wad, push toward the middle of the Gum Wad slowly in a back and forth motion until the Gum Wad has released itself from the carpet fibers. This complete removal process is done while standing up. To remove Candle Wax from Carpets and Upholstery: 1. First, scrape off excess Candle Wax with the Scraper Hand Tool. 2. Pour E-Z OUT GUM REMOVER on affected areas. With the Chewing Gum Scraper Hand Tool, Start at the outside edge of the Candle Wax. Move the Gum Scraper Hand Tool in a back and forth motion. The Gum Scraper Hand Tool and the E-Z OUT REMOVER will liquify the Candle Wax. With a clean cloth secured to the end of the Gum Scraper Hand Tool by the Gum Hand Clamp, move in a back and forth motion which will allow the clean cloth to wick up excess solution and Candle Wax while standing in the upright position. To remove Road Tar and Grease Spots from Carpets, Upholstery. Remove as much excess Road Tar as possible by scraping in a back and forth motion with the Gum Scraper Hand Tool. Pour or Spray E-Z OUT GUM REMOVER on the affected areas. With the Gum Scraper Hand Tool, start at the edge of the stain area in a back and forth motion, the stain will loosen tip. Take a clean white cloth, secure it to the end of the Gum Scraper Hand Tool with the Gum Hand Clamp. Gently move in a back and forth motion until stain is wicked into the clean cloth. A towel type material is perferred. Present Chewing Gum Removal System vs. Margate Chewing Gum Removal System:

[0007] 1. Present Gum Removal System—Remove one Gum Wad at a time.

[0008] 2. Margate Removal System—Work on and remove several Gum Wads at the same time.

[0009] 1. Present Gum Removal System—On your hands and knees to remove Gum Wads.

[0010] 2. Margate Gum Removal System—Stand upright to remove Gum Wads.

[0011] 1. Present Gum Removal System—Freeze the Gum Wad, then chip up the Gum Wad, small pieces of Frozen Gum is spreaded over an 18″ to 24″ area, you then have to pick up the many pieces of gum before the pieces thaw out.

[0012] 2. Margate Gum Removal System—Confine Gum Wad to original spot, pick up and discard. The Gum Scraper Hand Tool is made of a 2″×4″ piece of Delrin Plastic which is ¾ thick. This plastic is secured to a ¾ aluminum tube that is 44″ inches in length. The Gum Scraper Hand Tool is a multi-purpose tool that is not only a “first” in the Margate Chewing Gum Removal System, but a “first” when trimming water from Windows while washing. When used with the Margate Carpet Spot Remover Solution, the following Carpet and Upholstery Stains can quickly be removed:

[0013] 1. Pet Stains, 2. Grease, 3. Ink, 4. Red Wine, 5. Coffee, 6. Beverages, 7. Blood, 8. Rust, 9. Food, 10. Cosmetics, 11. Dirt, 12. Old Carpet Stains.

[0014] When removing Carpet Stains, there are (4) four simple steps to follow:

[0015] 1. Use Margate Spot Remover, spray generous amount onto the stain.

[0016] 2. Wait (3) three minutes for Margate Spot Remover to loosen stain from Carpet Fibers.

[0017] 3. With Gum Scraper Hand Tool, move in a gentle back and forth motion on the stain.

[0018] 4. Place a 16″×16″ clean cloth folded on the end of the Gum Scraper Hand Tool, secure it with the Gum Hand Clamp. Use a back and forth motion to remove the stain and excess solution. The Carpet Stain will wick into the clean cloth. This simple process is completed while standing up. Present Type of System To Remove Carpet Stains:

[0019] Presently, the only method used today to remove Carpet Spots and Stains are Portable Electric Machines that are 1. Vary expensive, $400.00-$800.00 and up, 2. Not practical to carry around, heavy. 3. Require the operator to use the same method of filing the machine with water, Carpet Cleaning Solution that Large Carpet Cleaning Machines use, 4. Extremely time consuming, 5. You still have to get down on your hands and knees.

[0020] With the Gum Scraper Hand Tool and the Margate Carpet Spotter Solution, this Carpet stain and Spot Removal System is under $70.00, plus can easily be carried on any Cleaning Cart. It allow the operator to quickly spray a carpet stain, and to continue cleaning duties in immediate area, agitate the stain and wick it up in a clean cloth without getting on your hands and knees. This complete process can be done standing in an upright position.

[0021] Types of Carpet Spots and Stains

[0022] It is quite clear that the sources and properties of soil found in carpets is a combination of various components from a number of sources. There are (4) four general types of classifications of soil found in carpets. The four general types are:

[0023] 1. Water Base (water soluble soils) Things that are under normal conditions can be dissolved in water. Most drinks, plant and animal soils fit this category. Cleaning this type of soil is generally accomplished using water or water base cleaning solutions such as detergents, acid or alkalines.

[0024] 2. Oil Bacs (dry solvent soluble) Things that normally dissolve in dry solvents. Some examples of this type of soil are paint, oil, grease, tar, gum, lipstick, ink or salad oil. Cleaning systems usually require dry solvents or powerful suspension.

[0025] 3. Non-Soluble (soil) That which will riot dissolve in water or dry solvent. This type of soil is usually mineral based such as sand or graphite, cleaning usually involves emulisifiers and suspension solutions.

[0026] 4. Chemical Change, this type includes dye changes caused by solutions such as bleach, strong chemical or dye containing food and beverages. Example of this type of soil are fruit punch, cough syrup, mustard, old urine stains, furniture stains or rust. Removal of chemical change type of soiling usually requires a specialized chemical reaction or highly specialized skills and techniques such as spot dyeing or bleaching. Even with extraordinary effort, many stains in this category will not respond and are considered permanent.

[0027] What is Cleaning?

[0028] Cleaning is defined as the traditional activity of removing contaminates, pollutants, and undesired substances from an environment or surface to reduce damage or harm to human health or valuable materials.

[0029] How Gum Scraper Hand Tool Work While Washing Windows

[0030] Hundreds of thousands of windows are washed daily. Presently, the only wat to remove excess water runs, drips and spots after squeeging water off windows is to put a cloth or chamios on the end of a window stick which is a pointed object.

[0031] 1. The stick method covers very little space, it will not get in corners of windows easily.

[0032] 2. The cloth or chamios tend to come off the stick which is not only frustrating, it is inefficient, and a waste of valuable time that is so important when washing windows. When using the Gum Scraper Hand Tool to remove water spots, drips and runs after windows has been squeeged of water. The Gum Scraper Hand Tool will not only hold the cloth or chamios firmly in place, it also allows the window washer to quickly remove excess water around the window frame or casing in a quick and timely manner. The 2″×4″ piece of Delrin Plastic hold the chamios in place allowing quick drying time of windows.