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1. (WO2017131912) HARD SURFACE CLEANING DEVICES FOR USE WITH CLEANING FABRICS
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A cleaning device for use with a cleaning fabric, comprising:

a plate having a first side and a second side;

a connection member configured to retain the cleaning fabric to the plate;

a plurality of fingers depending from the first side, the plurality of fingers being configured to provide a gap between the first side and the cleaning fabric during use;

a wiper assembly having at least one elongated wiper blade that divides the plurality of fingers into a front section and a rear section; and

a grip depending from the second side.

2. The cleaning device of claim 1, wherein the first side comprises the connection member configured to retain the cleaning fabric.

3. The cleaning device of claim 1, wherein the wiper assembly comprises one elongated wiper blade for each of the front and rear sections.

4. The cleaning device of claim 3, wherein the connection member is on the first side between the elongated wiper blades of the front and rear sections.

5. The cleaning device of claim 4, wherein the elongated wiper blades are angled outward with respect to the connection member.

6. The cleaning device of claim 3, wherein the elongated wiper blades are angled outward with respect to a vertical by between 5 degrees and 70 degrees.

7. The cleaning device of claim 3, wherein the elongated wiper blades are angled outward with respect to a vertical by between 10 degrees and 30 degrees.

8. The cleaning device of claim 3, wherein the elongated wiper blades have an undeflected height that is larger than an undeflected height of the plurality fingers by from 0% to 35%.

9. The cleaning device of claim 8, wherein the undeflected height of the elongated wiper blades is larger than the undeflected height of the plurality fingers by 5% and 20%.

10. The cleaning device of claim 8, wherein the connection member is recessed with respect to the undeflected height of the plurality of fingers.

11. The cleaning device of claim 3, further comprising a debris collection area defined between the plurality of fingers and the elongated wiper blades.

12. The cleaning device of claim 3, wherein the elongated wiper blades have a durometer equal to or greater than a durometer of the plurality of fingers.

13. The cleaning device of claim 1, wherein the elongated wiper blade has a durometer equal to or greater than a durometer of the plurality of fingers.

14. The cleaning device of claim 1, wherein the front and rear sections are configured to provide a symmetrical profile to the wiper assembly.

15. The cleaning device of claim 1, wherein the connection member is recessed with respect to an end of the plurality of fingers.

16. The cleaning device of claim 15, wherein the connection member is recessed with respect to an end of the elongated wiper blade.

17. The cleaning device of claim 1, wherein the connection member comprises a plurality of molded spikes.

18. The cleaning device of claim 1, wherein the elongated wiper blade has a durometer equal to or greater than a durometer of the plurality of fingers.

19. A cleaning device for use with a cleaning fabric, comprising:

a plate having a front section, a connection member, and a rear section thereon, the connection member being configured to releasably retain the cleaning fabric to the plate,

the front and rear sections each have a plurality of fingers depending from the first side,

the front and rear sections being divided by at least one elongated wiper blade, and the plurality of fingers and elongated wiper blade being configured to provide a gap between the plate and the cleaning fabric during use.

20. The cleaning device of claim 19, wherein the front and rear sections each include the elongated wiper blade.

21. The cleaning device of claim 20, wherein the connection member is positioned between the elongated wiper blade of the front and rear sections, respectively.

22. The cleaning device of claim 21, wherein the connection member is recessed with respect to the elongated wiper blades and/or the plurality of fingers.

23. The cleaning device of claim 20, wherein the elongated wiper blades are angled outward with respect to the connection member.

24. The cleaning device of claim 23, wherein the elongated wiper blades are angled outward by between 5 degrees and 70 degrees.

25. The cleaning device of claim 23, wherein the elongated wiper blades are angled outward by between 10 degrees and 30 degrees.

26. The cleaning device of claim 20, wherein the front and rear sections further comprises a debris collection area defined between the plurality of fingers and the elongated wiper blade.

27. The cleaning device of claim 19, wherein the front and rear sections are symmetrical to one another.

28. The cleaning device of claim 19, wherein the elongated wiper blade has an undeflected height that is larger than an undeflected height of the plurality fingers by from 0% to 35%.

29. The cleaning device of claim 19, wherein the connection member is recessed with respect to the elongated wiper blade and/or the plurality of fingers.

30. The cleaning device of claim 19, wherein the elongated wiper blade has a durometer equal to or greater than a durometer of the plurality of fingers.