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United States Patent Application 20170215690
Kind Code A1
RUMBAUGH; LISA ;   et al. August 3, 2017

DISH CLEANING GLOVE

Abstract

A dishwashing mitten is disclosed consists of flexible hand covering member defining an inner pocket for receiving a hand of a user, including a plurality of finger portions thereon to each cover a finger on the users hand and said flexible member defining a front side having a front surface and a back side having aback surface, wherein the front side includes a pocket for retaining the dishwashing detergent. The dishwashing mitten comprising an inner cloth layer, a middle liquid-resistant layer attached to the inner cloth layer, and an exterior cloth layer attached to the middle layer. The dishwashing mitten is waterproof to protect the hand of the user from dishwashing detergents and eliminates the need to use abrasive pad and liquid detergent.


Inventors: RUMBAUGH; LISA; (BALDWIN PARK, CA) ; MARES; JOSEPH; (BALDWIN PARK, CA)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

RUMBAUGH; LISA
MARES; JOSEPH

BALDWIN PARK
BALDWIN PARK

CA
CA

US
US
Family ID: 1000002448329
Appl. No.: 15/416068
Filed: January 26, 2017


Related U.S. Patent Documents

Application NumberFiling DatePatent Number
62288509Jan 29, 2016

Current U.S. Class: 15/104.94
Current CPC Class: A47L 17/00 20130101; A41D 19/0006 20130101; A41D 2400/52 20130101; A41D 2600/20 20130101; A41D 19/002 20130101
International Class: A47L 17/00 20060101 A47L017/00; A41D 19/00 20060101 A41D019/00

Claims



1. A dishwashing mitten, utilized for cleaning dishes, comprising: a flexible hand covering member defining an inner pocket adapted to receive a hand of a user therein, said flexible member including a plurality of finger portions thereon to each cover a finger on the users hand and said flexible member defining a front side having a front surface and a back side having aback surface; and said front surface covering the palm of the user comprising a pocket therein; and said hand covering member having at least five of said finger portions so that each finger on the users hand is separately covered; and wherein said flexible hand covering member comprises an inner cloth layer, a middle liquid-resistant layer attached to the inner cloth layer, and an exterior cloth layer attached to the middle layer.

2. A dishwashing mitten as claimed in claim 1, wherein the said pocket comprising the dishwashing detergent in form of gel pod.

3. A dishwashing mitten as claimed in claim 1, herein the said pocket comprising the dishwashing detergent in form of bar.

4. A dishwashing mitten as claimed in claim 1, wherein the said pocket is made of mesh material supplying the requisite detergent while cleaning dishes.

5. A dishwashing mitten as claimed in claim 1, wherein said inner pocket is made out of nylon material to comfortably cover the hand of the person.

6. A dishwashing mitten as claimed in claim 1, wherein said outer pocket is made out of polyester material with a cleansing and flushing texture so that dishes can be cleaned effectively.

7. A dishwashing mitten as claimed in claim 1, wherein said middle liner, is made out of plastic material.

8. A dishwashing mitten as claimed in claim 1, wherein said middle liner, is made out of latex rubber material.

9. A dishwashing mitten as claimed in claim 1, wherein the said mitten is reusable, utilized multiple times till the detergent is finishes off.

10. A dishwashing mitten as claimed in claim 1, wherein the said mitten is disposable.

11. A dishwashing mitten as claimed in claim 1, wherein the said mitten is waterproof and protects the user's hand from the harmful caustic chemicals.
Description



BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] (1) Field of Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to cleaning devices and more particularly pertains to a new dishwashing mitten for cleaning dishes.

[0003] (2) Background of Invention

[0004] Although Many if not Most of the homes are equipped with dishwashing machines, the washing of dishes by hand is still commonly done. In-such homes that do not include a dishwasher, the entire dishwashing process is performed by hand; in these homes that do include a dishwasher, the initial washing operation is also still often performed by hand usually to remove the more difficult to remove food particles, before the prewashed dish is placed in the dishwasher. On occasion, the item being washed, such as a large pot or frying pan, may be too large to conveniently fit in the dishwashing machine, and thus must be completely washed by hand.

[0005] Since many of the dishwashing soaps include caustic chemicals that may irritate and chafe the user's hands, it is by now a common practice for the individual who is washing dishes to wear a glove, typically one made of rubber, to protect his or her hands from the dishwashing soap while he or she is washing dishes. It is also common and also often necessary for the person who is washing dishes to employ additional implements to facilitate and speed up the dishwashing procedure. One commonly used dishwashing implement is a sponge that absorbs a relatively large amount of the dishwashing soap; another is an abrasive material, such as a pad of steel wool, which is used to remove food particles that cling to the dish, pot or pan being washed.

[0006] The typical home-keeper must thus purchase and maintain separate supplies of rubber gloves, soap sponges and abrasive pads and must keep them readily available near the sink so that they are all readily accessible when he or she is washing dishes. However, it is often the case that the homeowner runs out of a usable sponge or abrasive pad with the washing detergents or bars and learns of this fact while he or she has need for its use while washing dishes. On other occasions, it is difficult to find a usable sponge or abrasive pad with the washing detergents or bars, and on yet other occasions the handling of a sponge or abrasive pad, washing detergents or bars by an individual wearing soapy or wet dishwashing gloves is cumbersome and frustrating to the user.

[0007] There thus exists a need for a dishwashing implement that is more convenient in use and which does away with the above-described difficulties associated with the use of a conventional dishwashing glove.

[0008] As such, it may be appreciated that there continues to be a need for a new and improved dishwashing mitten as set forth by the instant invention which addresses the problems of ease of use as well as effectiveness in construction in providing the dishwashing mitten for use in cleaning dishes and in this respect, the present invention substantially fulfills this need.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0009] In view of the foregoing disadvantages inherent in the known types of cleaning devices now present in the prior art, the present invention provides a new cleaning mitten wherein the same can be utilized for cleaning dishes. As such, the general purpose of the present invention, which will be described subsequently in greater detail, is to provide a new dish cleaning mitten apparatus which has many of the advantages of the cleaning devices mentioned heretofore and many novel features that result in a new cleaning glove which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested, or even implied by any of the prior art cleaning devices, either alone or in any combination thereof.

[0010] Accordingly, it is a primary aspect of the present invention to provide a dishwashing mitten, which comprises the dishwashing detergent in form of get pod or bar for effective cleaning.

[0011] In another aspect, the present invention provides a dishwashing mitten which is waterproof to protect the hand of a person using the mitten from the dishwashing detergents and the like.

[0012] It is yet another aspect of the present invention where the dishwashing mitten eliminates the need for user to stop washing dishes to reach for separate abrasive pad and liquid detergent.

[0013] Additionally, the dishwashing mitten allows the user to scrub even tough burned on food particles from pots and dishes in one quick step, providing more scrubbing power by allowing use of the entire hand.

[0014] Further aspect of the present invention provides a reusable, disposable dishwashing mitten that is simple and convenient to use.

[0015] A still further aspect is to provide a dishwashing mitten which is susceptible of a low cost of manufacture with regard to both materials and labor, and which accordingly is then susceptible of low prices of sale to the consuming public, thereby making such cleaning glove economically available to the buying public.

[0016] It is still another aspect of the present invention to provide a new and improved dishwashing mitten which may be easily and efficiently manufactured and marketed.

[0017] It is a further aspect of the present invention to provide a new and improved dishwashing mitten which is of a durable and reliable construction.

[0018] Other aspects of the present invention will become apparent from time to time throughout the specification as hereinafter related.

[0019] In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangements of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limiting.

[0020] These together with other objects of the invention, along with the various features of novelty which characterize the invention, are pointed out with particularity in the disclosure. For a better understanding of the invention, its operating advantages and the specific objects attained by its uses, reference should be had to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter in which there are illustrated preferred embodiments of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0021] To further clarify various aspects of some example embodiments of the present invention, a more particular description of the invention will be rendered by reference to specific embodiments thereof which are illustrated in the appended drawing. It is appreciated that the drawing depicts only illustrated embodiments of the invention and are therefore not to be considered limiting of its scope. The invention will be described and explained with additional specificity and detail through the use of the accompanying drawing in which:

[0022] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the dishwashing mitten.

DETAIL DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0023] Various aspects of the illustrative embodiments will be described using the terms commonly employed by those skilled in the art to convey the substance of their work to others skilled in the art. However, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that the present invention may be practiced with only some of the described aspects. For purposes of explanation, specific numbers, materials and configurations are set forth in order to provide a thorough understanding of the illustrative embodiments. However, it will be apparent to one skilled in the art that the present invention may be practiced without the specific details. In other instances, well-known features are omitted or simplified in order not to obscure the illustrative embodiments.

[0024] In some preferred embodiments, the present invention provides a dishwashing mitten with the inbuilt pocket comprising the dishwashing detergent in form of gel pod or bar for effective cleaning, such that the mitten is utilized for multiple times and disposed thereafter. The already incorporated dishwashing detergent thus eliminates the need to use separate abrasive pad and liquid detergent, and therefore protects hands of the user from the caustic chemicals.

[0025] Another embodiment of the present invention discloses the dishwashing mitten which comprises a flexible hand covering member defining a pocket for receiving the hand of a user therein. The flexible hand covering member includes a plurality of finger portions, preferably five finger portions, for covering the fingers on the hand. The hand covering member also includes separate pile areas formed on a front surface thereof, while the back surface is substantially free of pile. The hand covering member further includes an inner cloth layer, a middle liquid-resistant layer, and an exterior cloth layer, and a cut formed in the back side of the covering member in order to accommodate different hand sizes.

[0026] With reference now to the drawings, and in particular to FIGS. 1 thereof, a new and improved dishwashing mitten embodying the principles and concepts of the present invention are described herein.

[0027] Referring to FIG. 1, an embodiment of the dishwashing mitten apparatus according to this invention is designated generally by the reference character 10.

[0028] The dishwashing mitten 10 comprises a flexible glove-like member designed to cover a person's hand and permit flexing and other movements of the fingers on the user's hand. The dishwashing mitten 10 includes a main body portion 11 and a plurality of finger portions 12a-e connected to the main body portion. The finger portion 12a as shown herein is sized to receive the users thumb therein, with the portion 12b sized to receive the users index finger, and so on.

[0029] Although the dishwashing mitten 10 is shown and described as having five finger portions, it should be realized that the mitten can be made with a larger or smaller number of finger portions, depending upon the placement of the fingers in the finger portion. In addition, the term finger as used throughout the description and claims is meant to include the thumb on the hand.

[0030] The main body portion 11 and the finger portions 12a-e define an inner pocket (not shown) which is sized to receive the persons hand therein. The main body portion 11 includes an opening 14 at the end opposite the finger portions 12a-e to permit entry of the hand into the dishwashing mitten 10. The dishwashing mitten 10 includes a front side which is generally meant to cover the palm area and the front surfaces of the fingers, and a back side which is generally meant to cover the back side of the hand. The front side generally defines a front surface 15 while the back side defines a back surface 16.

[0031] The front surface 15 of the dishwashing mitten 10 comprises the pocket 17, made of mesh like material, wherein the pocket 17 holds the cleaning detergent in adequate amount to use the dishwashing mitten 10 for multiple times. The mesh like material used herein supplies the requisite amount of the detergent while cleaning the dishes.

[0032] Further embodiment discloses the dishwashing mitten 10 is made to be flexible from suitable materials. The dishwashing mitten 10 includes an inner layer made of any suitable cloth or cloth-like material, preferably nylon, disposed adjacent the skin of the user's hand. Middle, liquid-resistant layer of plastic, rubber, latex or the like material is suitably attached on one side to the layer, in order to prevent liquids from contacting the user's hand. Outermost layer, made of a cloth or cloth-like material, forms the exterior of the dishwashing mitten 10. This layer is preferably made of a soft cotton or polyester material, in order to prevent marring of dishes which is being cleaned.

[0033] As may now be appreciated from the above description and reference to the accompanying drawings, the present invention provides dishwashing mitten which may be utilized by the user to clean the dishes effectively, eliminates the need to use abrasive pad and liquid detergent and further secures the hand of the user from the harmful caustic chemicals of the detergent.

[0034] It is to be understood that the above description is intended to be illustrative, and not restrictive. For example, the above-discussed embodiments my be used in combination with each other. Many other embodiments will be apparent to those of skill in the art upon reviewing the above description.

[0035] With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of operation, 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 specification are intended to be encompassed by the present invention.

[0036] 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.

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