Patent Number: 6,569,170

Title: Method of cleaning skin

Abstract: An ultrasonic cleaner has a handle having a proximal end, a distal end, a hollow interior, and an exterior gripping surface. A brush mounting point is positioned at the proximal end of the handle and an ultrasonic vibrator is positioned within the hollow interior and operably attached to the brush mounting point. A battery is operably positioned within the hollow interior of the handle for providing power to the ultrasonic vibrator. A skin cleaning brush is mounted on the brush mounting point. The invention includes a method of cleaning skin using an ultrasonic cleaner. Ultrasonic vibration is transmitted from the ultrasonic vibrator, through the brush mounting point, to a plurality of brush bristles of the skin cleaning brush, and the skin cleaning brush is used to scrub the skin. In this arrangement, the plurality of brush bristles effectively transmit the ultrasonic vibration to the skin and work in conjunction with the liquid cleaning solvent to clean the skin.

Inventors: Kellogg; David L. (Irvine, CA)


International Classification: A61N 7/00 (20060101); A47K 7/04 (20060101); A47K 7/00 (20060101); A61B 17/00 (20060101); A61B 17/32 (20060101); A61H 23/02 (20060101); A61B 017/50 ()

Expiration Date: 05/27/2020