Patent Number: 8,584,293

Title: Footwear cleaning device for removing magnetic and non-magnetic contaminants

Abstract: A device for removing metallic and other contaminant particles accumulated on footwear, comprises in one embodiment, a housing and a grid of cleaning rods supported by the housing. The grid of cleaning rods typically includes rotating rods and non-rotating rods which vibrate. Some of the rotating rods are provided with brushing elements and some of the rotating rods are provided with magnetic elements or are magnetic. The rotating rods with the magnetic elements or which are magnetic, remove the metallic contaminant particles from the footwear.

Inventors: Arnal; David B. (Mount Laurel, NJ), Broderick; Timothy T. (Voorhees, NJ)

Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation

International Classification: A47L 23/22 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018