Primary Examiner—Michael Powell Buiz
Assistant Examiner—Daphna Shai
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
A wiping or scraping device, particularly for cleaning a human tongue, is provided having one or more wiping teeth or wiping elements. Each tooth or element has at least one scoop-like side which terminates at a wiping edge or ridge in an undercutting fashion. Various embodiments are provided for providing bi-directional or planar-directional wiping or cleaning action. For example, embodiments of the invention include wiping devices, linear wiping elements or circular wiping elements with outwardly-directed and/or inwardly-directed annular wiping edges. The wiping device may include a plurality of wiping elements arranged in a row or array. Embodiments are provided wherein the wiping device is configured for use as a windshield wiper or squeegee.
21 Claims, 7 Drawing Sheets