TODAY’S PATENT – LOTION APPLICATOR
The Lotion Applicator was invented by Terrye T. Godown (Irmo, SC) on the 29th of October, 1996, bearing patent number US5568669A.
The present invention is an applicator for use in applying lotion to one’s back. The applicator comprises housing, a handle dimensioned to be received inside said housing for storage, and an applicator pad. The handle can be removed from the housing, reversed and then fitted to it to form a compound handle for greater reach in use. The applicator pad is formed to distribute lotion in a controlled manner, as will be described in detail herein. The type of material and the shape of the applicator pad are important features of the present invention. The material is smooth and non-porous so that it does not absorb lotion and can be easily wiped or washed clean for repeated use. The resilient material is contoured so that it conforms easily to the shape of the user’s body and is made of a material that can be tinted or colored for aesthetic appeal.