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Thomas Jay Rush
5 min readJun 10, 2023

Please give me a document in the form of a patent application that is a complete redesign of the toenail clipper along the lines of Dyson’s redesign of the vacuum cleaner?


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Patent Application for Redesigned Toenail Clipper

Dear Sir/Madam,

I, [Your Name], hereby submit my patent application for a revolutionary redesign of the traditional toenail clipper inspired by the innovative design principles of James Dyson’s vacuum cleaners. The improved toenail clipper described herein introduces several novel features and enhancements to provide a more efficient and user-friendly experience.

Redesigned Toe Nail Clipper for Enhanced Performance and Functionality

Field of Invention: This invention pertains to the field of personal care and grooming devices, specifically toenail clippers, and more particularly to a redesigned toenail clipper with improved performance, ease of use, and safety features.


Traditional toenail clippers suffer from several inherent limitations, including poor grip, difficulty in achieving precise cuts, and suboptimal ergonomics. These issues often result in discomfort, accidental injuries, and a time-consuming nail-trimming process. The present invention aims to overcome these drawbacks by incorporating innovative design elements inspired by Dyson’s vacuum cleaner redesign.

Summary of the Invention:

The redesigned toenail clipper presented in this patent application incorporates the following key features and improvements:

  1. Ergonomic Handle: The clipper is equipped with a meticulously designed handle that ensures a comfortable grip and provides better control during use. The handle is contoured to fit the natural shape of the hand, reducing strain and fatigue.
  2. Advanced Cutting Mechanism: The cutting mechanism comprises precision-engineered blades made from high-quality stainless steel, designed to deliver clean and precise cuts with minimal effort. The improved cutting angle allows for a more natural and effective nail-trimming experience.
  3. Safety Features: To prevent accidental injuries, the redesigned clipper includes a built-in safety guard that shields the surrounding skin from the cutting blades. This guard minimizes the risk of cuts, ensuring a safer grooming experience.
  4. Nail Collection System: Inspired by Dyson’s innovative dust collection technology, the toenail clipper incorporates a miniaturized nail collection chamber. This chamber captures the trimmed nails, preventing them from scattering and making cleanup effortless.
  5. Maintenance and Hygiene: The redesigned clipper facilitates easy maintenance with removable parts, allowing for convenient cleaning and sterilization. The materials used in its construction are selected for durability and resistance to rust and corrosion.

Detailed Description:

Figure 1 showcases a perspective view of the redesigned toenail clipper, illustrating its overall design. The clipper comprises an ergonomic handle (1), a cutting mechanism (2), and a safety guard (3). The handle is contoured to fit the natural shape of the hand, ensuring a comfortable grip and better control during use. The ergonomic design reduces strain and fatigue, allowing for extended periods of use without discomfort.

The cutting mechanism (2) consists of precision-engineered blades made from high-quality stainless steel. The blades are strategically positioned to deliver clean and precise cuts with minimal effort. The improved cutting angle allows for a more natural and effective nail-trimming experience. The blades can be opened and closed using a lever or spring mechanism, enabling easy and controlled nail clipping.

To enhance safety during use, the redesigned clipper incorporates a built-in safety guard (3) positioned above the cutting blades. The safety guard shields the surrounding skin from accidental contact with the blades, significantly reducing the risk of cuts and injuries. It ensures that only the desired portion of the nail enters the cutting area, preventing the possibility of accidental slips.

Figure 2 provides a cross-sectional view of the toe nail clipper, revealing its internal structure. The precision-engineered blades are shown, along with their cutting edges. The blades are securely attached to the clipper body and can be replaced or sharpened as needed. The clipper also features a nail collection chamber (4) located below the cutting mechanism. This chamber is designed to capture the trimmed nails, preventing them from scattering and creating a mess during use. The nail collection chamber is easily accessible for emptying and cleaning purposes.

Figure 3 illustrates an exploded view of the toenail clipper, demonstrating its various components and their relationship to one another. The clipper comprises a handle assembly, blade assembly, safety guard, and nail collection chamber. The handle assembly includes the ergonomic handle and any necessary mechanisms for blade operation. The blade assembly comprises the precision-engineered blades and their attachment points to the clipper body. The safety guard is integrated into the clipper body, providing a barrier between the blades and the surrounding skin. The nail collection chamber is detachable, enabling easy removal of the collected nails for disposal or further processing.

In terms of maintenance and hygiene, the redesigned toenail clipper is designed with user convenience in mind. The removable parts, such as the blade assembly and nail collection chamber, facilitate easy cleaning and sterilization. Users can detach these components, clean them thoroughly, and reassemble them without difficulty. The materials used in the clipper’s construction are selected for durability and resistance to rust and corrosion, ensuring a long-lasting and hygienic grooming tool.

The aforementioned figures and descriptions provide a comprehensive understanding of the structure, operation, and functionality of the redesigned toe nail clipper. The combination of ergonomic design, precision cutting mechanism, safety features, nail collection system, and easy maintenance make this clipper a significant improvement over traditional nail clippers, offering enhanced performance, safety, and user experience.


The redesigned toenail clipper outlined in this patent application represents a significant advancement in the field of personal grooming devices. By incorporating innovative features inspired by Dyson’s redesign of the vacuum cleaner, this improved clipper offers enhanced performance, safety, and ease of use. The detailed description, accompanied by the provided drawings, offers a clear and comprehensive understanding of the invention’s structure, operation, and advantages. It is my firm belief that this invention will revolutionize the way individuals maintain their nail hygiene.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.


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Thomas Jay Rush

Blockchain Enthusiast, Founder TrueBlocks, LLC and Philadelphia Ethereum Meetup, MS Computer Science UPenn