Patent Number: 6,165,603

Title: Washing implement comprising an improved open cell mesh

Abstract: An improved washing implement which exhibits superior softness, while also retaining good resiliency and durability, is made from at least one piece of open cell polymer mesh. To achieve the improved softness, resiliency, and durability of the improved washing implement an improved open cell mesh is provided which is softer and sufficiently resilient as a result of its controlled material and cell structure parameters. In preferred embodiments, the controlled physical parameters of the open cell mesh include basis weight, cell count, node count, node length and node diameter. Optimizing the physical parameters of the mesh also results in a washing implement that absorbs and delivers increased amounts of water and cleansing product to the surface being cleaned.

Inventors: Girardot; Richard M. (Cincinnati, OH), Altonen; Gene M. (West Chester, OH), Tuthill; Lyle B. (Indian Hill, OH)

Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company

International Classification: A47K 7/02 (20060101); A47K 007/02 (); A47K 007/04 (); B32B 005/02 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017