Title:
Greelymans jet stream sole cleaner
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
“Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner”, improves the usefulness of the “Scrusher” boot brush by spraying streams of water at certain angles under the sole of the shoe or boot & into the side brushes of the “Scrusher”. “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” is to he used outdoors where a standard garden hose is attached to the hose fitting on “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” assembly. By turning water hose on mud & other debris can easily be cleaned from the soles & sides of boots & shoes, it also keeps the brushes of the “Scrusher” free of mud & dirt, which is not attainable with the “Scrusher” alone. However, it is not limited to being used under the Scrusher. The “Greelymans let Stream Sole Cleaner” may be used under any brush configuration that will fit over it



Inventors:
Greely, Michael Allen (Kelso, WA, US)
Application Number:
10/374143
Publication Date:
09/02/2004
Filing Date:
02/27/2003
Assignee:
GREELY MICHAEL ALLEN
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47L23/02; A47L23/22; A47L23/26; (IPC1-7): A47L23/22
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Primary Examiner:
GRAHAM, GARY K
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MICHAEL ALLEN GREELY (KELSO, WA, US)
Claims:
1. I claim my invention of “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner”, has a water jet block or tube with four water jets of size, angle & position that clean the mud out of the soles of boots, keeps the brushes of the “Scrusher” or other brands of boot brushes, free of mud with normal residential or well water pressure, improving the performance of the “Scrusher” or other brands of boot brushes making it useful on cleaning muddy boots, that is not attainable with the “Scrusher” or other brands of boot brushes alone,

Description:

BACKGROUND FIELD OF INVENTION

[0001] Cleaning of Muddy Boots.

[0002] I have many times looked at the “Scrusher” & other boot brushes but never bought one because they plug up with mud when you try to clean mud off of boots. One day after working outside in the mud, I had an idea of making a tube with water jets in it to mount under the “Scrusher”, with the idea that with the proper angle and jet size, the water would wash the mud out of the sole of the boot as well as keep the brushes of the “Scrusher” clean. I went and bought a “Scrusher” and experimented with different tubes to find the optimum angle, jet size and number of jets needed to make this idea work. After several months of experimentation I found the right combination to make it work the way I had envisioned. The result is what I call the “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner”. It is designed to work in conjunction with the “Scrusher” boot brush model SB-M1, made by Chaseburg Mfg. & modified with rubber splash guards, by Greely Mfg. The “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner”, is to be mounted under the “Scrusher” on a grating, patio, walkway or on a wood deck, providing cleaning of the soles of boots & shoes, it also keeps the brushes of the “Scrusher” free of mud & dirt. However, it is not limited to being used under the Scrusher. The “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” may be used under any brush configuration that will fit over it.

[0003] The manufacturing of the “Greelymans let Stream Sole Cleaner” jet block is done by machining a piece of aluminum billet, to the specifications of drawings or 3D CAD file of the “Greelymans let Stream Sole Cleaner” jet block. “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” can also be made from injection molded plastic into a tube style configuration, using the same sizes, angles, heights & location of the jet orifices as seen in drawing #4.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF INVENTION

[0004] “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” assembly, is designed to improve the usefulness & work in conjunction with the “Scrusher” boot cleaner made by Chaseburg Mfg. The “Greelymans let Stream Sole Cleaner” assembly, is to be mounted under the “Scrusher” to a grating, deck, porch or other hard surface, outdoors where a standard garden hose is attached to the hose fitting on “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” assembly. By turning water hose on, mud & other debris can easily be cleaned from Boots before entering any type of building or vehicle The design of the “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” jet block provides cleaning of the soles of boots & shoes it also keeps the brushes of the “Scrusher” free of mud & dirt, which is a great improvement to the “Scrusher”.

DRAWINGS

[0005] Drawing no. 001, shows the “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” jet block in several views & gives material data.

[0006] FIG. 1 shows the Jet block top view, some angles & lotions of cut faces, size & angle of chamfers. Some angles, locations & diameters of orifices of jets. Diameter & location of hold down mounting bolt hole, and width of block.

[0007] FIG. 2 shows the Jet block side view, length & height of block, angles & location of faces, depth of cut faces and other angle of jet holes.

[0008] FIG. 3 shows the Jet Block from left hand end. Size, depth & location of hole & tap size.

[0009] FIG. 4 shows the Jet block from top, left 3D view.

[0010] Drawing no. 002, shows a three dimensional drawing of “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” assembly, including one 3″×⅜″ pipe nipple, one 90 degree ⅜ pipe elbow, one 4″×⅜″ pipe nipple, one pipe to garden hose fitting, and the “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” jet block. A ⅜″ ball valve may also be inserted between the elbow & hose connector in the assembly for convenience of use.

[0011] Drawing no, 003 is a photograph of Greelymans “Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” assembly mounted under the modified “Scrusher” on a 2′ long piece of steel grating.

[0012] Drawing no. 004, shows optional form of manufacturing the “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” jet tube in several views & gives material data.

[0013] FIG. 1 shows the Jet tube top view, some angles & locations of cut faces, size & angle of chamfers. Some angles, locations & diameters of orifices of jets. Diameter & location of hold down mounting bolts holes.

[0014] FIG. 2 shows the Jet tube side view, length & height of block, angels & location of faces, depth of cut faces and other angle of jet holes.

[0015] FIG. 3 shows the Jet tube from left hand end. Size, depth & location of hole.

[0016] FIG. 4 shows the Jet tube from top, left 3D view.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0017] The “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” assembly is designed to improve the usefulness & work in conjunction with the “Scrusher” boot cleaner made by Chaseburg Mfg. The “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” assembly, is to be mounted under the “Scrusher” to a grating, deck, porch or other hard surface, outdoors where a standard garden hose is attached to the hose fitting on “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” assembly. By turning water hose on, mud & other debris can easily be cleaned from Boots before entering any type of building or vehicle. The design of the “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” jet block provides cleaning of the soles of boots & shoes it also keeps the brushes of the “Scrusher” free of mud & dirt, which is a great improvement to the “Scrusher”. The manufacturing of the “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” jet block is done by machining a piece of aluminum billet to the specifications of drawings or 3D CAD file of the “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” jet block. “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” can also be made from injection molded plastic into a tube style configuration, using the same sizes, angles, heights & location of the jet orifices as seen in drawing #4.

[0018] Operation

[0019] Mount “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” assembly & the “Scrusher” to a grate, deck, porch or other hard surface, attach a standard garden hose to the hose fitting on “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner”. Open water faucet all the way, sweep foot with dirty boot forward & backward in Greelymans “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” turn toe & heel into side brushes until mud is removed & boot is clean. Turn off water faucet when done.

[0020] Summary, Ramifications & Scope

[0021] “Greelymans Jet Stream Sole Cleaner” is a useful cleaning apparatus for anyone who works or plays outdoors in muddy, grassy or sandy conditions