Patent of the week – Personal Hygiene Device
Good personal hygiene is a result of maintaining a good balance of both physical and mental health. For those who possess any disability, life is frequently defined by one’s physical limitations. Overcoming those limitations then takes on certain importance, as no one wants to be forced to rely on others for their basic needs. “Personal hygiene device” (US6145154) is one such device that aims at overcoming such physical limitations. Invented by Josephine Blair, this invention was patented by the USPTO on 14th November 2000.
The present device is a new invention used for holding tissue or cloth for wiping and washing parts of the body that may be hard or impossible to reach due to a physical disability. There were prior art devices designed for personal hygiene, which proved to be a disadvantage. This invention is an improvement to the previous device which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested, or even implied by any of the prior art hygiene devices.
This invention is being practiced and carried out in various ways. Further, the objective of the invention is to provide a new personal hygiene device which may be easily and efficiently manufactured and marketed at a lower cost. It is also economically available to the public with durable and reliable construction.