Mop with the function of dewatering the yarns by twisting in a single direction via an up-and-down linear motion

  • US 8,291,544 B2
  • Filed: 07/01/2009
  • Issued: 10/23/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/01/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mop with the function of dewatering mop yarns by twisting in a single direction via an up-and-down linear motion, comprising:

  • a) an internal rod;

    b) an external rod having a bottom portion in a telescopic connection with a top portion of the internal rod;

    c) an engaging element positioned within the opening at the top of the internal rod;

    d) a driving element formed in an elongated shape and positioned within the external rod in such a way that the driving element is moved up and down synchronically with the external rod;

    e) an actuating element positioned within the engaging element for accommodating the driving element, the engaging element being driven in a single direction when the actuating element is rotated by the driving element;

    f) a disc body secured to the bottom thereof and having the mop yarns secured to the disc body;

    g) a locking mechanism mounted on the external rod for locking the internal rod and the external rod in place or for unlocking them in a telescopic state,wherein the actuating element is rotated by a linear motion of the driving element when the external rod is moved up-and-down;

    moreover, the engaging element is driven in rotation in a single direction, thereby creating a continuous rotation of the internal rod and the disc body in the same direction by the inertia force;

    as a result, a centrifugal force is produced to throw away the water absorbed in the mop yarns; and

    the disc body cooperates with a dewatering basket rotatable within a bucket body, and wherein the dewatering basket is synchronically driven in rotation when the disc body is rotated by the internal rod;

    the mop yarns of the disc body are subject to the centrifugal force for dewatering, and the water removed is received within the bucket body.

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