TODAY’S PATENT – NAIL CLIPPING DEVICE
The NAIL CLIPPING DEVICE was invented by Stanley D. Idemna (Grand Rapids, MI) on 7th of March 1989, bearing the patent number US4809431A.
The invention relates to nail clippers and more particularly to a device for clipping fingernails, toenails, and the like, and having formed thereon a receptacle for retaining nail clippings.
The nail clipping device comprises a pair of lower and upper spring members carrying lower and upper cutting means. A reaction pin is rotatable on the spring members. A thumb bar is mounted to the pin about a first axis coinciding with an axis of the reaction pin and is rotatable about a second axis normal to the first axis to urge the cutting means together in nail clipping engagement in the operative position. A receptacle for accumulating nail clipping is carrier by the lower member and has an outlet that closes when the thumb bar is in operative position and opens when the thumb bar is moved from the operative position. This invention aims to get rid of the scattering of nails while being cut with older nail clipper designs and maintaining better hygiene.