Title:
Swish & toss
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A new toilet cleaning swab that is completely disposable. The toilet cleaning swab includes a disposable handle portion elongated for grasping by the human hand on one end and a disposable swab of sponge or foam on the opposite end and used for cleaning the inside and surrounding areas of a toilet. When finished cleaning, just toss the entire cleaning swab in the trash. Thus: SWISH & TOSS



Inventors:
Brewer, Betty B. (Blairsville, GA, US)
Application Number:
10/847753
Publication Date:
03/17/2005
Filing Date:
05/18/2004
Assignee:
BREWER BETTY B.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47K11/10; (IPC1-7): A47K11/10
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Primary Examiner:
GUIDOTTI, LAURA COLE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Betty B. Brewer (Blairsville, GA, US)
Claims:
1. A totally disposable cleaning swab for cleaning and disinfecting the inside of a toilet bowl.

2. An elongated proximal end of substantial length so as to be grasped by the human hand.

3. A cleaning swab of sponge or foam that is round or square in nature that is attached to the distal end of the cleaning wand for the cleaning of the inside of a toilet bowl. The swab having a water activated cleaning agent already applied for cleaning and disinfecting a surface.

4. The complete cleaning implement can then be disposed of in the trash, thereby eliminating any germs or bacteria from being deposited outside the toilet bowl.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of Invention

This invention relates to toilet brushes and more particularly pertains to a new, completely disposable cleaning swab.

2. Description of the Prior Art

The use of toilet brushes is known in the prior art. More specifically, toilet brushes, heretofore devised and utilized, are known to consist basically of familiar, expected and obvious structural configurations, notwithstanding the myriad of designs encompassed by the crowded prior art which have been developed for the fulfullment of countless objectives and requirements.

Known prior art includes U.S. Pat. No. 4,493,124; U.S. Pat. No. 4,852,201; U.S. Pat. No. 5,888,002; U.S. Pat. No. 4,283,809; U.S. Pat. No. 6,460,215; U.S. Pat. No. 4,457,038; U.S. Pat. No. 5,092,013. While these devices fulfill their respective, particular objectives and requirements, the aforementioned patents do not disclose a new completely disposable cleaning swab. In the past, toilet brushes have had to be used and then stored, while at the same time storing all the filthy germs along with them. At present, there are a number of new brushes that all have a stick member with a gripper end to grip a disposable pad. The toilet bowl is cleaned and the pad disposed of, but there is still the problem of storing the handle which has touched the inside of the toilet bowl. This problem is solved with the new invention. After cleaning the toilet, the complete tool is disposed of in the trash. Thus doing away with all the germs.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

These drawings illustrate the simplest and best method for this carrying out this invention.

In the drawings:

FIG. 1. is a complete view of the new invention of the toilet bowl cleaner. FIG. 1 shows the top, front and length of the disposable toilet bowl cleaner with top consisting of cleaner already applied to swab and swab being inserted approximately ¾th of the way into an enlongated stick being made of styrene. Since the swab is circular in construction, no side or back view will be shown, as it is the same shape and size all around each side.

FIG. 2. is showing a schematic view of the disposable toilet bowl cleaner wherein the styrene applicator stick would be inserted approximately ¾ th of the length of the swab.

FIG. 3 is showing the shaded top portion of the swab which is coated with a cleaning and disinfecting agent. The cleaning agent is the shaded portion.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

Referring back to the drawings, FIG. 1 illustrates a piece of foam or sponge which is approximately 1½ (one and one half inch) in diameter and approximately {fraction (51/2)} (five and one half inch) in circumference and 2″ (two inches) in length with a cleaning agent applied to the foam or sponge and having an approximate 10″ to 12″ (ten to twelve inch) styrene applicator attached with glue to the foam or sponge. The styrene applicator being approximately 1″ (one inch) in circumference and approximately {fraction (15/64)} (fifteen sixty-fourth inch) in diameter. This product would be used to clean toilets and then tossed in the garbage.

FIG. 2. shows a dividing line where the swab head and the styrene applicator would be coupled together to form a one piece unit suitable for cleaning of toilet bowls and then disposing of the entire unit.

FIG. 3. showing a dividing line where the swab head and the styrene applicator would be coupled together to form a one piece unit suitable for cleaning of toilet bowls.

As to a further discussion of the manner of usage and operation of the present invention, the same should be apparent from the above description.

Accordingly, no further discussion relating to the manner of usage and operation will be provided. With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the part of the invention, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specifications are intended to be encompassed by the present invention. Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

There are numerous advantages of the new invention. The most important being the ability to clean the toilet bowl all in one easy step, with one tool, that is thrown in the trash after use, along with all the germs and bacteria that would normally be stored with the old brush system. It permits the user to save time. It permits the user to be able to easily clean under the toilet bowl rim. It permits the user to dispose of all germs and bacteria, thereby making this invention safer and more sanitiary to use.

It also permits various institutions such as hospitals, hotels, schools or any area where a large number of people proximinate or where there are public bathrooms to benefit from the Swish & Toss because all the germs are going out in the garbage can and therefore are not as easily spread as with other toilet brushes that are not disposable.