Title:
REVERSIBLE CLEANSING ARTICLE AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A reversible cleansing article comprising a body having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface comprises semi-rigid layers, the second surface having a uniform surface; the first surface and the second are coupling from the rear of each of the first surface and the second surface; the body having a cavity defined therein, wherein the cavity is reachable through an opening defined in the body; and wherein the first surface is on the body and the second surface is in the body, the body is reversible between the first surface and the second surface through the opening.



Inventors:
Collins, Michael Grant (League City, TX, US)
Pilutti, Theresa Marie (League City, TX, US)
Application Number:
14/318423
Publication Date:
01/01/2015
Filing Date:
06/27/2014
Assignee:
COLLINS MICHAEL GRANT
PILUTTI THERESA MARIE
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
15/105, 15/114, 15/118
International Classes:
A47K7/02; A47K7/03
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Foreign References:
JPH11164800A1999-06-22
Primary Examiner:
SPISICH, MARK
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Zar Law Firm (Houston, TX, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A reversible cleansing article comprising: a body having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface comprises semi-rigid layers, the second surface having a uniform surface; the first surface and the second are coupling from the rear of each of the first surface and the second surface; the body having a cavity defined therein, wherein the cavity is reachable through an opening defined in the body; and wherein the first surface is on the body and the second surface is in the body, the body is reversible between the first surface and the second surface through the opening.

2. The cleansing article of claim 1, wherein the opening is an expanding opening.

3. The cleansing article of claim 1, wherein the opening further comprising a semi-elastic member for expanding the opening.

4. The cleansing article of claim 1, wherein the first surface and the second surfaced impregnated with anti-bacterial materials.

5. The cleansing article of claim 1, wherein the first surface is selected from a group wherein the first surface is one of mesh surfaces, brush, and sponge, and the second surface is selected from a group wherein the second surface is one of a cleaning cloth, loofah cloth, and exfoliating cloth.

6. The cleansing article of claim 1 further comprising two string members, wherein each string member extended through the first surface and the second surface.

7. The cleansing article of claim 5, further comprising each string member forming an endless loop wherein the endless loop passed through the body at two locations.

8. A reversible cleansing article comprising: a hollow body having an opening; a first surface in an exposed arrangement, wherein the first surface having semi-rigid layers coupled to the first surface; a second surface concealed from the majority, wherein the second surface having smooth contours; an inner layer, wherein the inner layer interposed between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the first layer and the second layer coupled to the inner layer; the hollow body movable between the first surface and the second surface through the opening; a semi-elastic member positioned adjacent to the opening; and wherein the elastic member expands to enlarge the opening.

9. The cleansing article of claim 8, wherein the first surface and the second surfaced impregnated with anti-bacterial and/or anti-microbial materials.

10. The cleaning article of claim 8, wherein the first surface is selected from a group wherein the first surface is one of mesh surfaces, brush, and sponge, and the second surface is selected from a group wherein the second surface is one of a cleaning cloth, loofah cloth, and exfoliating cloth.

11. The cleansing article of claim 8 further comprising two string members, wherein each string member extended through the first surface and the second surface.

12. The cleansing article of claim 8, further comprising each string member forming an endless loop wherein the endless loop passed through the hollow body at two locations.

13. The cleansing article of claim 8, wherein the inner layer is a mesh layer.

14. The cleansing article of claim 8, wherein the semi-rigid layers are selected from a group consisting of plastic, loofah plant, phthalates, phosphates, glycols, adipates, sebacates, as well as ketones, amides, nitriles, sulfonamides, and low molecular weight polymers.

Description:

CROSS REFERENCES RELATED APPLICATIONS

The present application claims priority to U.S. Provisional patent application Ser. No. 61/840,112, filed Jun. 27, 2013, entitled “REVERSIBLE CLEANSING ARTICLE AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF.”

BACKGROUND

With the rising demand for personal hygiene, various cleansing articles have been presented. These cleansing articles include sponges, cloths, exfoliation cloths, and similarly designed products. Furthermore, these cleansing articles are ordinarily applied to clean the skin and to exfoliate dry skin from body and/or to stimulate blood circulation through the skin.

Notice that human skin is a uniform member having various segments merged together. Particularly, face and body skins consist of a completely different cellular structure and bacteria populations. It is important to note that bacterial populations in different areas of skin are not alike, and though useful in one area, they may be harmful to another. For instance, the bacterial population of the lower parts of the torso should not be transferred to the skin of face because those bacteria may cause skin acne or similar skin conditions. Hence, it is important to prevent the bacterial population of one region of skin from transferring to some other. Furthermore, human skin is a sensitive organ, nonetheless, the skin of some body regions is more tender than others. For instance, human skin on the face area is more tender than the rest of the body.

In general, cleansing articles used for the face must be soft, while cleansing articles having rigid surfaces may be utilized in other areas of the body. Thus, more than one cleansing implements may be employed for cleaning one's body. Taking in to manage many cleansing articles for different body functions could be a cumbersome job.

Therefore, a need exists for a cleansing article that offers cleansing surfaces for at least two segments of the skin while reducing risk of taking out unwanted bacteria from one segment of skin into another.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A reversible cleansing article comprising a body having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface comprises semi-rigid layers, the second surface having a uniform surface; the first surface and the second are coupling from the rear of each of the first surface and the second surface; the body having a cavity defined therein, wherein the cavity is reachable through an opening defined in the body; and wherein the first surface is on the body and the second surface is in the body, the body is reversible between the first surface and the second surface through the opening.

A reversible cleansing article comprising a hollow body having an opening; a first surface in an exposed arrangement, wherein the first surface having semi-rigid layers coupled to the first surface; a second surface concealed from the majority, wherein the second surface having smooth contours; an inner layer, wherein the inner layer interposed between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the first layer and the second layer coupled to the inner layer; the hollow body movable between the first surface and the second surface through the opening; a semi-elastic member positioned adjacent to the opening; and wherein the elastic member expands to enlarge the opening.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Embodiments presented herein relate generally to a reversible cleansing article.

FIG. 1 is a front view of a reversible cleansing article;

FIG. 2 is a rear view of the reversible cleansing article;

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view of the reversible cleansing article;

FIG. 4 is a view of the reversible cleansing article when reversed.

FIG. 5 is a front view of an embodiment of a reversible cleansing article.

FIG. 6 is a rear view of an embodiment of the reversible cleansing article.

FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view of an embodiment of the reversible cleansing article.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

This invention is generally related to the field of cleansing and scrubbing devices, and methods for their use and manufacturing. More peculiarly, this invention pertains to devices having multiple surfaces for personal hygiene, and their manufacturing methods.

DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Although the invention will be described in connection with certain aspects and/or embodiments, it will be understood that the invention is not limited to those particular aspects and/or embodiments. On the contrary, the invention is intended to cover all alternatives, modifications, and equivalent arrangements as may be included within the spirit and scope of the invention as defined by this description.

Referring to FIGS. 1-4, a reversible cleansing article 10 is shown. The reversible cleansing article 10 comprises a body 12. The body 12 is a hollow body having a semicircular cross section. A cavity 14 defined within the body 12 is accessible from an opening 16. The opening 16 ensures that the bathing liquids are expelled from the cleansing article. Also, the opening 16 may incorporate a semi-elastic member 18 to expand and allow an object, for instance, a user's hand to be introduced therein.

In some embodiment, the opening 16 may have a channel defined along its outer border (not depicted). A semi-elastic member may pass through the channel to make the opening an adjustable opening.

The body 12 comprises at least two surfaces 20, 22, a first surface 20 and a second surface 22. At a given time, the first surface 20 is exposed while the majority of the second surface is concealed. The first surface 20 is a plastic mesh, and the second surface 22 is a cloth. In some embodiment, both surfaces 20, 22 may be cloth or plastic mesh surfaces, yet with different roughness. Furthermore, in order to keep the cleaning article 10 sanitary, both surfaces 20, 22 can be infused with anti bacterial and/or microbial particles.

The first surface 20 includes semi-rigid layers 24. Those semi-rigid layers 24 partially couple to one another to make a mesh surface. The layers 24 are semi-rigid and may comprise of materials derived from plastic, loofah plant, phthalates, phosphates, glycols, adipates, sebacates, as well as ketones, amides, nitriles, sulfonamides, or low molecular weight polymers.

The body 12 is reversible through the opening 16. This permits a user to move the first surface between exposed and concealed arrangements. In other words, a user may turn body 12 inside out through the opening 16, and change the location of the first surface 20 and the second surface 22. Furthermore, the opening 16 may partially shut to keep the surfaces 20, 22 separate. In one embodiment, the opening 16 may completely close and have both surfaces 20, 22 fully separated.

The first and second surfaces 20, 22 may be stitched together at their rear. Nonetheless, that would get the cleansing article 10 stiff, so an inner layer, such as a mesh layer may be positioned between the first surface 20 and the second surface 22. The inner layer is directly sewn to the first and the second surfaced, thereby giving the cleansing article a plush texture.

The second surface 22 is a soft uniform surface. In some embodiments, the second surface may include smooth contours, textures, bumps and/or impressions. The second surface 22 may be used on delicate skin areas. A sealing substrate (not shown) may be located between the first surface and the second surface to hold the first surface 20 separate from the second surface 22. The second surface 22 may be one of cleaning textiles, loofah layer, an exfoliating cloth, or a sponge made from phthalates, phosphates, glycols, adipates, sebacates, as well as ketones, amides, nitriles, sulfonamides, or low molecular weight polymers.

In some embodiment, the reversible cleansing article may include a cleansing agent, whether by impregnation, adsorption, or by mixing with reactants involved in forming the cleansing article surfaces.

FIGS. 5-7 illustrate another embodiment of the cleansing article 10. The cleansing article 10 comprises a body 12, wherein the body 12 further comprises two handle members 30, 32. The two handle members 30, 32 movably coupled to the body 12. The handle members 30, 32 may be one of strings, straps, or elastic bands. Here, the handle members 30, 32 are cords formed into endless loops. Each handle member 30 or 32 may pass through the body 12 from outside through a first aperture 34 and extend outwardly from within the body through a second aperture 36. The apertures 34, 36 may be rivets coupled with the body 12.

In the preceding detailed description, description has been produced to the accompanying drawings that form a part hereof, and in which are testified by means of illustration specific embodiments in which the present invention may be used. These embodiments, and certain variants thereof, have been drawn in sufficient detail to enable those skilled in the art to practice embodiments of the present conception. It is to be understood that other suitable embodiments may be used and that mechanical and chemical changes may be made without deviating from the intent or scope of such inventive disclosures. To avoid unnecessary detail, the description omits certain information known to those skilled in the art. The preceding detailed description is, consequently, not meant to be restricted to the specific forms set forth herein, but on the opposite, it is destined to cut through such alternatives, modifications, and equivalents, as can be reasonably included within the intent and scope of the innovation.