Apparatus for removing standing water from flat and contoured surfaces and from textured and patterned surfaces

  • US 6,243,911 B1
  • Filed: 12/04/1998
  • Issued: 06/12/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/16/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A water-wiping apparatus for wiping standing water from a surface, comprising:

  • a flexible panel having a thickness, a length, and a height of at least ten percent of the length, with a durometer of thirty or less, an upper long edge and a lower long edge substantially parallel;

    a substantially rigid handle attached along at least a portion of the upper edge; and

    a lip formed along the lower edge, extending to one side of the flexible panel and ending in a sharp line at the end away from the flexible panel;

    wherein the lip has a triangular cross-section with an angle at the apex of the lip of not less than ten degrees, and no more than twenty degrees.

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