Fingernail trimmer having rotationally oscillating abrasive surface

  • US 7,188,628 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2002
  • Issued: 03/13/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for trimming a person'"'"'s nails, the apparatus comprising:

  • an elongated mobile housing having a shape and size suitable for being held in a single hand of a user;

    an electric drive device within and coupled to the mobile housing, the electric drive device having a transfer member;

    a power supply contained within the mobile housing to supply power to the electric drive device when activated by a switch;

    a movable head positioned on the mobile housing and coupled to the transfer member of the electric drive device, the movable head being adapted to receive mechanical energy from the electric drive device through the transfer member so as to rotationally oscillate through a fixed arc about an axis;

    an abrasive surface coupled to the movable head such that the axis passes through the abrasive surface, the abrasive surface having a grit adapted to trim a person'"'"'s nail when oscillating, wherein; and

    a shock absorbing member coupled between the movable head and the abrasive surface, the shock absorbing member providing shock absorption to allow the abrasive surface to conform to a person'"'"'s nail.

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