Patent Number: 6,167,584

Title: Cleaning tool

Abstract: A cleaning tool (1) intended primarily for cleaning ends of ribbon fibers (17) is designed as a pair of tweezers. At the free ends of the tweezer legs (3) opposite plush pads (13) and opposite cotton or paper pads (15) are provided. The plush pads (13) can be dipped in alcohol before cleaning the ribbon fiber. Then the alcohol is sucked into and held by the plush cloth, whereas the part of the tool, which comprises the wiping/drying pads (15), remains dry. An end of the ribbon fiber (17) is then moved over the pads first contacting the liquid-containing plush pads (13) and thereafter contacting the adjacent dry pads (15). Using the tool the operations of washing and wiping fibers to make them dry can be executed in a single step and in a secure way, so that no particles and solvent residues remain on the end of the ribbon fiber.

Inventors: Nassiri; Hamid (Sundbyberg, SE)

Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

International Classification: B08B 1/00 (20060101); B25B 9/00 (20060101); B25B 7/00 (20060101); B25B 9/02 (20060101); B25B 7/02 (20060101); G02B 6/245 (20060101); G02B 6/25 (20060101); A47L 013/12 (); A47L 013/17 (); A47L 025/00 (); B08B 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018