US 10,136,788 B2
Broom
Michael John O'Connell, Marangaroo (AU); and Edward Joseph Khoury, Bateman (AU)
Appl. No. 14/896,922
Filed by Michael John O'Connell, Marangaroo (AU)
PCT Filed Feb. 28, 2013, PCT No. PCT/AU2013/000185
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Dec. 8, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/126959, PCT Pub. Date Sep. 6, 2016.
Claims priority of application No. 2012900809 (AU), filed on Mar. 1, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2016/0128539 A1, May 12, 2016
Int. Cl. A47L 13/12 (2006.01); A46B 17/08 (2006.01)
CPC A47L 13/12 (2013.01) [A46B 17/08 (2013.01); A46B 2200/302 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A broom comprising a head and a handle, wherein the head comprises:
a first portion having a plurality of bristles on a first side surface thereof;
a second portion extending outwardly from a first longitudinal side of the first portion at an angle thereto;
a recess in a distal edge of the second portion extending from adjacent a first end of the second portion to adjacent a second end of the second portion;
a scraper blade comprising an elongate member fixed at least partially within the recess such that at least portions of longitudinal ends of the scraper blade are enclosed by sections of the second portion located between the ends of the recess and longitudinal ends of the second portion;
wherein the outer edge of the scraper blade extends beyond the second portion of the head in order to contact the ground for scraping.