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Soap on a stick

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Title: Soap on a stick.
Abstract: A bar of soap with a stick or other similar object placed through the bar of soap and extends out both sides of the bar is disclosed. The soap on a stick maintains the bar of soap off dish or other surface to promote drying the bar of soap and reduces how sogginess of the soap. The soap can be made from number of different materials and may contain colors, scents and conditioners. A soap dish is also disclosed with raised side members that the supports the ends of the stick to keep the bar of soap suspended above the dish. Drippings from the soap are collected in the base of the soap holder. An additional soap holder is disclosed that has elongated fingers to hold the ends of the stick. In this soap holder the drippings from the soap will fall into a shower or basin. ...


USPTO Applicaton #: #20080191120 - Class: 248686 (USPTO) - 08/14/08 - Class 248 


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The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20080191120, Soap on a stick.

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Conditioners    CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

This application claims the benefit of Provisional applications 60/889,545 filed Feb. 13, 2007, 60/890,823 filed Feb. 20, 2007 and 60/809,856 filed Feb. 21, 2007 the entire contents of which is hereby expressly incorporated by reference herein.

DESCRIPTION FIELD OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates to improvements in soap dispensing. More particularly, the present invention relates to a bar of soap that has wood or other cylindrical object placed through the bar of soap and extends out both sides of the bar. A soap dish and soap holder is also disclosed that suspends the bar of soap to aid in drying the soap.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Most people when they bathe use soap of one form or another. Typically when multiple people use the same bathroom the bar of soap becomes softer as each person uses the bar of soap. After the person is done washing the soap sits on a surface and will continue to collect moisture. Some inventions have been patented that will allow the bar of soap to hang or drain. Exemplary examples are described herein.

U.S. Pat. No. 1,416,962 issue May 23, 1922 to Fred Meeks, U.S. Pat. No. 3,341,457 issued Sep. 12, 1967 and U.S. Pat. No. 3,693,923 issued Sep. 26, 1972 all disclose a bar of soap having a strap of tape, plastic or similar material that a user can grab and hold to reduce the possibility that the bar of soap will slip from their hand. While these patents disclose a bar of soap with material that extends through the ends of the bar of soap the strap is not a rigid member and after the bar of soap is used it is either placed in a dish where it can become soggy or must be suspended from a hook making it not conducive for use near a sink.

U.S. Pat. No. 606,024 issued Jun. 21, 1898 to M. Peraglie & F. Barro, U.S. Pat. No. 2,099,484 issue Nov. 16, 1937 to L. De F. Hokerk and U.S. Pat. No. 3,51 9,568 issued Jul. 7, 1970 to L. Needleman all disclose soap on a rope or tether. The rope or tether allows a person to hang the bar of soap from a shower head where it drips onto the floor of a shower. While these patents work well in the shower or where there is a deep sink, they do not work around a typical sink and further in a shower if multiple soaps on a rope are used they all will collect together and each person using the shower will make all the bars of soap wet in addition the first bather.

U.S. Pat. No. 5,642,871 issued Jul. 1, 1997 to Repert et al., discloses a bar of soap with a magnetic material imbedded or cast within the bar of soap. This patent allows a user to maintain the bar of soap in a fixed and elevated location. While this patent is intended for use near a sink, it requires the use of a ferric material that is susceptible to rust and requires the metal to be embedded into a side of the soap. As the soap is used the metal or magnet must be continually pressed into the soap or requires the user to use only one side of the bar of soap.

What is needed is a bar of soap with a member extending through the bar of soap such that a portion of the member extends out each side of the soap. This allows the bar of soap to be suspended for drying. The proposed application provides this solution with a bar of soap having a stick or similar object extending though the soap bar and further includes optional holding mechanisms for suspending the soap on the stick.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is an object of the soap on a stick to provide a bar of soap that has a bar of soap with a stick or similar object extending through the ends of the stick. This form of suspending the bar keeps the bar off of a counter or sink rim. The stick also makes the bar of soap easier to hold without touching the slippery soap surface. The stick allows a moist bar of soap to be transported without the user touching the bar of soap. The stick can be made from a variety of materials, shape and may be made from a rolled note.

It is an object of the soap on a stick to provide a bar of soap that is suspendable from a soap dish or soap holder that allows the soap to dry evenly without resting in a pool of water. The ability to suspend the soap prevents soggy soap and reduces wasting soap.

It is an object of the soap on a stick to provide a bar of soap with various scents, fragrances, sizes, colors or properties to suit the bathing needs of the user.

It is an object of the soap on a stick for use with multiple bathers. The first person bathing often gets the bar of soap with an outer surface that is dry. The second and subsequent bathers must use a bar of soap that is moist soggy and in some cases more liquid than solid. The soap on a stick reduces or prevents this by suspending the bar of soap and allows for multiple bars of soap to be placed in or around a shower or bath.

It is another object of the soap on a stick to also be provided with a soap rack. The soap rack is a soap dish with appendages to support the opposing stick portions of the soap on a stick. The rack suspends the bar of soap and prevents the problem of soggy and deteriorated soap by allowing the bar of soap to dry and make it ready for subsequent users.

It is still another object of the soap on a stick to also be provided with a wall mountable rack. The wall mount soap rack has appendages that extend from the wall mounting structure and have arms that are curved to prevent the stick from rolling off the end of each appendage. The wall mounting structure has adhesive backing for bonding the structure to the wall of a shower at a height that is suitable for the height of the bather. The rack suspends the bar of soap and prevents the problem of soggy and deteriorated soap by allowing the bar of soap to dry and make it ready for subsequent users.

Various objects, features, aspects, and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description of preferred embodiments of the invention, along with the accompanying drawings in which like numerals represent like components.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 shows an elliptical soap on a stick.

FIG. 2 shows a rectangular soap on a stick.

FIG. 3 shows soap on a stick supported on a soap rack.

FIG. 4 shows a soap on a stick supported on a wall mount soap rack.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

FIG. 1 shows an elliptical soap on a stick in the preferred embodiment. The stick 30-33 is made from a rigid or semi rigid material such as wood plastic or treated paper and is called a stick or rigid member interchangeably. The stick material allows the soap bar 20 to be suspendable on the stick 30-33. In the preferred embodiment the stick is made from wood with rounded opposing ends 33. In the embodiment shown a single stick is shown extending from one side 30 through the center of the bar of soap 20 and exiting the bar of soap 20 on the opposite side. It is also contemplated that multiple sticks can be used and one example is shown and described in FIG. 2.

The stick is molded, cast or pressed in or through the bar of soap so it is essentially concentric with the bar of soap. In stick has a length that allows it to extend out both sides of the bar of soap 20 approximately 1.5 inches but this dimension is variable based upon the overall length of the bar of soap 20 and the overall length of the stick. In the preferred embodiment the stick has an overall length of 6 to 7 inches with a diameter between ¼ to ⅜ inch, and the bar of soap 20 has an overall length of 3 to 5 inches with a preferred length of 4 inches. The bar of soap 20 is made in an ellipse shape with a diameter of 2 inches. Other shapes are contemplated including but not limited to round, triangular, square, pentagonal, octagonal and rectangular.

FIG. 2 shows a rectangular soap on a stick. In this embodiment the bar of soap 21 is rectangular in cross section. Multiple sticks 40 and 41 are used. The sticks are also rectangular in cross section. The rectangular cross section prevents the bar of soap from rolling on round sticks. It should also be noted that the sticks 40 and 41 are placed in bar of soap 21 at an angle to allow any drops of water to drip from the bottom edge 22 of the bar of soap to prevent the bottom of the bar of soap from becoming soggy. The two sticks 40 and 41 are molded, cast or pressed into the bar of soap.

FIG. 3 shows soap on a stick supported on a soap rack dish. This embodiment of a soap rack is intended for use on a counter and is similar to a standard soap dish except for the appendages that extend upward in a perpendicular arrangement with the base of the dish to support the stick ends 30 and 32. The bottom 60 of the dish is essentially flat. A lip 65 extends around the base to prevent any drippings from spilling out of the interior dish 64 portion. The raised appendages 61 and 62 are supports for the rigid members or stick(s) 30 and 32. When the bar of soap is placed on the raised appendages 61 and 62 the bar of soap is maintained out of any drippings or water that may rest in the inter dish portion 64. The raised appendages have niches 63 on the top of the appendages in effect rack to hold a bar of soap on a stick. The soap rack dish can be fabricated from a number of materials including but not limited to plastic, metal, glass and ceramics.

The bar of soap shown in this figure has a wrapper 50 that extends around the bar of soap. The wrapper 50 is placed on the bar when it is made to minimize damage to the bar in transit and identifies any unique properties of the bar of soap including but not limited to color, scent, fragrance or additives such as aloe or moisturizer. The wrapper 50 is removed when the bar of soap 20 is going to be used.

FIG. 4 shows a soap on a stick supported on a wall mount soap rack. This wall mount soap rack has a back wall 70 mounting structure with one or more adhesive bonding strips 80. The bonding strip(s) allows the wall mount soap rack to be bonded to the wall of a shower or bath wall. The back wall 70 is mounted to a vertical surface. The appendages or arms 71 and 74 extend outward from the back wall structure 70. The ends of the arms are slightly raised and curved 72. This curvature creates a depression 73 where the stick(s) 30 and 32 rest to prevent the bar of soap from rolling off the end of the arms 71 and 74. Any drippings that fall from the bar of soap 20 will fall past the wall mounted structure and into the shower of tub. The wall mounted soap rack can be fabricated from a number of material including but not limited to plastic, metal, glass and ceramics.

It is contemplated that the rack shown in FIG. 3 is ideal for a family where multiple bathers use the same washing area. Each bather can place their own preferred soap on a stick within the tub or shower where it is available when needed without the undesirable problem of soggy or deteriorated soap.

In another contemplated embodiment the rigid member of stick is made from roller plastic or paper that is treated to prevent deterioration from water and soap. This rolled paper of plastic can include a note, or coupons. If the rolled paper is a note the note could be standard or uniquely customized by the person giving the soap on a stick as a gift.

Thus, specific embodiments of soap on a stick have been disclosed. It should be apparent, however, to those skilled in the art that many more modifications besides those described are possible without departing from the inventive concepts herein. The inventive subject matter, therefore, is not to be restricted except in the spirit of the appended claims.

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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20080191120 A1
Publish Date
08/14/2008
Document #
12069379
File Date
02/11/2008
USPTO Class
248686
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
47K5/00
Drawings
4


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