(12) United States Patent ao) Patent No.: us 6,659,670 Bi
Blouse (45) Date of Patent: Dec. 9,2003
(54) MOP WITH SPRAYER
(75) Inventor: Gary Blouse, Oakland, CA (US)
(73) Assignee: AMS Industries, Inc., San Leandro, CA (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 10/068,498
(22) Filed: Feb. 5, 2002
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/347,464, filed on Jan. 14, 2002.
(51) Int. CI.7 A47L 1/08; A47L 13/22;
A47L 13/26; A47L 13/30; B43M 11/02
(52) U.S. CI 401/137; 401/139; 401/279;
(58) Field of Search 401/136-140,
401/126, 130, 268, 275, 279; 15/50.1, 228,
(56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
3,123,851 A * 3/1964 Arndt et al 401/138
A mop is comprised of a handle, a stem extending from the handle, and a mop head connected to the lower end of the stem by a hinged joint. The stem is comprised of plural collapsible sections. A trigger is hinged to the handle. A spray bottle is positioned in the mop head. A cable is connected between the trigger and a spray mechanism on the spray bottle, and is positioned through the stem and hinged joint. A spring is connected between the trigger and the inner end of the handle to enable the cable to be pulled away slightly from the handle for collapsing the stem. A nozzle on the spray bottle is positioned towards one side of the mop head, and angled to spray the fluid at an acute angle across the front of the mop head. A replaceable pad is detachably secured to the mop head.
13 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets