Holders, Brush And Broom Patents (Class 15/146)
  • Patent number: 11058213
    Abstract: A configurable holding set that includes a handle element having a common end that extends into an elongated linear section having a receiving end. That common end further extends into a curvilinear section that forms a handle. Also included are a first linear element having two ends that form a friction fit with the receiving end, a second linear element that is longer than the first linear element, a third linear element that is longer than the third, at least a first elbow having ends that form friction fits with the ends of the first, second, and third.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Susan C. Macrina
  • Patent number: 10960430
    Abstract: A paint edging tool that deliver paint with sharp, clear edges at wall junctions. The paint edging tool includes a base wherein the base may include a handle, at least one wheel, a painting pad, a built-in-deflector, and at least one pad ejector. The handle may be configured to allow rotation between multiple positions. The handle may further include an adapter wherein the adapter is configured to be mounted on the handle, thereby allowing a pivoting motion in relation to the wall. The base may include at least one lobe, wherein the lobe is configured to be located on each side of the base, and is further configured to connect with the at least one wheel. The painting pad may be configured to be notched around the at least one deflector and the at least one wheel in order to allow painting inside a corner area of a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Garry C. Fee, John C. Morphey
  • Patent number: 10888990
    Abstract: A hot stick device may include a tool connector having a connector body with a proximal end coupled to a distal end of an insulated shaft, a distal end, and first and second opposing longitudinal sides extending between the proximal end and the distal end. The first longitudinal side of the connector body may include a first interlocking interface. The tool connector may have a fastener having a head, and a threaded shaft extending in a through passageway, a first threaded nut threadingly engaging the threaded shaft, and a spring device coupled between the head and the second longitudinal side. The hot stick device may include an accessory tool with a second interlocking interface to engage with the first interlocking interface and coupled between the first threaded nut and the connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: David Larry Murrow, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10820775
    Abstract: An apparatus traps items missed by standard manual floor cleaners, by catching debris that goes over a top surface of a floor cleaner head. The preferred apparatus is adapted for a conventional dust mop with a pivotal/swing handle, and has a connection system with an elongated vertical slot extending parallel to the right-to-left length of the dust mop head and allowing the pivotal/swing handle to freely slide right and left in the slot. The preferred apparatus is also pivotal forward and rearward relative to the dust mop head so that the apparatus pivots forward and rearward with the handle when the handle pivots forward and rearward. The combination of the dust mop and debris-catching apparatus provide great versatility in mopping and debris-catching direction and orientation, including low to the floor under furniture, equipment, or other objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Eugene W. Gilbert, Treva L. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10806321
    Abstract: A cleaning tool comprising a handle assembly and a pad assembly. The pad assembly is coupled to the handle assembly such that the handle assembly extends distally beyond a first end of the pad assembly. The pad assembly includes a pad securing surface having a plurality of pad securing members extending substantially perpendicularly from the pad securing surface, and a slotted member located at a second end of the pad assembly, the second end being opposite the first end. The slotted member defines a slot configured to accept a cleaning pad, and the slotted member extends at an angle from the pad securing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: Golden Ventures, Inc., Models, LLC
    Inventors: Larry R. McMann, Jr., Gerard W. Golden, Christopher D. I. Miller, Jerry J. Cason
  • Patent number: 10780570
    Abstract: Surface-treatment appliance having a base arrangement, which in a functional position can be displaced on a surface which is to be treated, and having a guide part articulated on the base arrangement and intended for controlling the base arrangement manually. An arcuate guide is provided on the base arrangement, on which can be displaced in a linear manner a carriage body. The carriage body is connected to the guide part and is supported on the arcuate guide, at least in the radial direction, by at least two supporting points, which are spaced apart from one another along the arcuate guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Rudolf Franke
  • Patent number: 10737924
    Abstract: The manway cover tool comprises a ‘T’-shaped handle with a clamp coupled to the bottom of the handle. The clamp may be fastened to the cover handle of a manway cover and the manway cover tool may assist in the removal and replacement of the manway cover. A vertical armature of the ‘T’-shaped handle may pivot just above the clamp so that the height of the ‘T’-shaped handle may be reduced in confined work areas. A magnetic attachment may couple to the clamp and allow the manway cover tool to attach to manway covers with no handle. A ‘J’ hook attachment may couple to the clamp and allow the tool to attach to covers with incompatible or no handle. A support bracket may couple to the ‘T’-handle and provide additional stability and leverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Crowell
  • Patent number: 10631628
    Abstract: This invention is generally directed to a paint brush extension mechanism. More specifically, the invention relates to a system that may engage a variety of variously sized paint brushes so as to affix an extension rod to allow a user to “cut-in” to hard to paint areas such as the ceiling line, corners, and along baseboards and trim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: John Montford
  • Patent number: 9909538
    Abstract: A vapor blocking valve for a fuel vapor recovery system is mounted with a two-piece bracket having a base member and a clip member. The base member fixedly mounts on a vehicle structure. At least two bendable wings extend from the base member which are bendable toward one another to a release position. The clip member has an aperture receiving the wings and a clamp receiving the vapor blocking valve. The wings and aperture have a matching profile for selectably locking the clip member at one of a plurality of rotational orientations when the wings are at the rest position. The clip member is movable between rotational orientations with the wings bent to the release position. Consequently, re-orientation of the vapor blocking valve can be accommodated without any changes to the mounting bracket or the structural component to which the bracket attaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Mahmoud Y. Ghannam, Swadad A. Carremm, Aed M. Dudar
  • Patent number: 9388836
    Abstract: A device and system for holding materials above a created ribbing structure. The device has two unique and novel slip fittings connected together via a plastic pipe that has been cut to a useful length. The slip fittings have a cylindrical attachment port and two wings that serve as the anchor point for a surface. The wings are flat surfaces integrally formed with the cylindrical attachment port and have frictional material attached to the underside thereof. Optional holes are provided on either wing so as to permit a fastener attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Donald B. Larson
  • Patent number: 9289895
    Abstract: An adapter for mounting a tool on an extension handle, and the adapter may be elongated with a proximal end and a distal end with a longitudinal axis extending between the distal and proximal ends. The adapter may comprise a socket portion located toward the proximal end and being configured to mount on the extension shaft, and a mounting portion located toward the distal end and being configured to removably receive a portion of the handle of the tool. The mounting portion may include a mounting assembly that comprises an elongated spine member extending substantially along the longitudinal axis of the adapter, and a pair of mounting structures positioned on the spine member at longitudinally spaced positions on the spine member. Each of the mounting structures may comprise a loop of adjustable size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Martin C. Bauer
  • Publication number: 20150135498
    Abstract: An interchangeable tool for use with a hexagonal key having at least a first male end with six facets which form a hexagonal profile includes a first interchangeable tip comprising a body and a head extending from the body. The body includes a female receptacle having an opening open to an exterior of the first interchangeable tip, with the female receptacle having six facets that form a hexagonal profile. The hexagonal profile is sized and dimensioned to matingly receive the first male end of the hexagonal key, with the head having at least one tool element. Related interchangeable tool sets are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Tanuki Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Archer Gillikin
  • Publication number: 20150101137
    Abstract: Provided herein are cleaning apparatuses for electronic devices, such as computers, smart devices, laptops and cameras. The cleaning apparatuses comprise cleaning members having, for example, a cleaning pad and/or brush or other cleaning member and a container or housing on or in which the cleaning member is contained and/or stored. The cleaning apparatuses each comprise a mount to removably secure the apparatus to the electronic device. The mounts may comprise a hot shoe mount, a strap slide, a clip mount, or a slottable member configured for a port or slot on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Ye Xu
  • Patent number: 8984702
    Abstract: A multiple purpose cleaning apparatus may provide mopping or scrubbing functionality as well as sweeping functionality in a single apparatus. The cleaning apparatus comprises an extendable and retractable broom casing that extends from between a pair of pivotally connected panels. When the broom casing is extended from between the panels, the cleaning apparatus may be used as a broom. When the broom casing is retracted within the panels, the cleaning apparatus may be used as a mop or scrubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Shashank Pant
  • Patent number: 8926117
    Abstract: A portable attachable illumination device configured to slidably attach to and partially encompass a brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Brush Lite Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: David Raymond Blanchette
  • Publication number: 20140352091
    Abstract: A toothbrush comprises a head, a neck portion and a handle, wherein the neck portion and the handle portion are connected to one another via a coupling element. The connection is constructed as an inseparable connection, i.e., after being combined once, the neck portion and the handle cannot be separated without the brush being destroyed by such separation. A method for producing such a toothbrush may comprise the following steps: providing a head, a neck portion, a handle, and a coupling element, and combining the neck portion to the handle by the coupling element so that an irreversible connection is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas BRESSELSCHMIDT, Andreas BIRK, Holger SCHULZ, Wolfgang STEGMANN, Jochen GANNINGER, Michael JÖST, Karl HERZOG, Andreas REUSCHENBACH
  • Patent number: 8875337
    Abstract: A long-handled personal holder device for personal cleaning, hygiene, and daily living, and is made of resilient material with extendable finger-like grips. The grips are configured to surely grip a tool, but also to release (e.g., so that a user does not have to soil their hands). The curved handle allows proper reach, and is designed for easy break-down, rinsing and cleaning, and for placement in a compact carry bag. The grips can grip a larger personal hygiene flushable wipe, a smaller flushable pad, a sponge for shower use, and/or a an ointment pad; and are also able to hold more rigidly-handled personal tools, such as a toothbrush, shaver, makeup applicator, pencil, pen, brush, and similar items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Deborah Tacoma
  • Patent number: 8839480
    Abstract: Disclosed is a brush holder having a hollow, box-like upper structure with interior contours conformable to the shape of the ferrule and heel of a paintbrush. The lower structure of the brush holder comprises a hollow, primarily longitudinal staff, said staff affixed at its top end to the brush holder. The lower, open end of the staff comprises a circular opening with interior female threads. By use of an extension pole having compatible male threads at one end, a workman, after insertion of a paintbrush into said brush holder, may engage the threads of the brush holder with the threads of the extension pole until a firm and secure attachment is achieved. In this manner, there is provided a greater range of brush contact for applying paint to an otherwise hard-to-reach surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Raimundo Augusto Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140250616
    Abstract: A cleaning device including a handle coupled to a flange that allows multiple adjustable attachments for cleaning applications is described herein. The relative position of the attachments and the flange may be adjusted to enable the device to be used on a wide variety of cleaning surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: James M. Hill
  • Publication number: 20140026342
    Abstract: A multiple purpose cleaning apparatus may provide mopping or scrubbing functionality as well as sweeping functionality in a single apparatus. The cleaning apparatus comprises an extendable and retractable broom casing that extends from between a pair of pivotally connected panels. When the broom casing is extended from between the panels, the cleaning apparatus may be used as a broom. When the broom casing is retracted within the panels, the cleaning apparatus may be used as a mop or scrubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Shashank Pant
  • Publication number: 20130305538
    Abstract: A device is provided for cutting and/or de-silking corn on the cob. A single unit has a base and a removable cover. A brush for use in removing silks is mounted on one side of the base, and a cutter is mounted on the other side. When it is desired to use the tool on one side instead of the other, the cover is placed over the other tool. The cover then is used as an easy-to-grip palm-fitting structure to push the brush or the cutter along the ear of corn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Rodney W. Robbins
  • Patent number: 8566999
    Abstract: A paint brush holder comprising an elongated cylindrical body having an open forward end portion and a coaxial reduced internal diameter rearward end portion, the tubular body forward end portion being dimensioned to slidably receive the paint brush handle and the tubular body forward end portion having an elongated narrow width slot therein extending from the cylindrical body open forward end to adjacent the reduced internal diameter rearward end portion; a threaded bolt extending perpendicularly from the paint brush handle and exterior of the cylindrical body through the elongated slot; and a nut threadably received on the bolt exteriorally of the cylindrical body whereby the paint brush handle may be lockably adjusted relative to the cylindrical body to thereby adjust the position of the paint brush bristles relative to the cylindrical body forward end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Gordon C. Casey
  • Publication number: 20130205519
    Abstract: An accessory for a reciprocating power tool, the accessory including an attachment portion, a body portion, an accessory block, and an accessory element. The attachment portion is configured to be coupled to the reciprocating power tool. The body portion extends from the attachment portion and includes a mating member. The accessory block includes an accessory mating portion configured to mate with the mating member of the body portion. The accessory mating portion includes a locating member that projects towards the mating member. The locating member is received within the mating member for mating with the mating member. The accessory element is coupled to the accessory block for engaging a workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
  • Patent number: 8387198
    Abstract: A paintbrush holder assembly affixes a standard paintbrush to a holder that in turn engages an extension rod. The holder includes a hollow tubular shaft with a circular cross section that includes a first end, a middle portion and a second end. Three or more semi-circular fasteners attach to the middle portion of the tubular shaft via flex points. One fastener includes a lock pin to engage a locking shaft. The locking shaft has an “L” shaped lock track having a sufficient size and dimension to fit about the tubular shaft and capable of sliding from the second end to a point proximate the first end. The extension rod connects to the holder via male threads which secure to female threads located at the second end of the tubular shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Raul Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8281447
    Abstract: A paint brush holder comprising a handle having an attachment portion. The attachment portion has a brush attachment end. The brush attachment end has a plurality of pins. The handle has an associated a slide lock track and slide lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Robert T. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8277922
    Abstract: A stem web is disclosed that comprises a backing layer having a first surface and a second surface, and an array of 600 to 20000 upstanding stems projecting from the first surface of the backing. The stems comprise a height from 0.3 and 2.0 millimeters and a shore hardness less than 90A. In one embodiment, the stem web further comprises a reinforcing layer secured to the second surface. In one embodiment, the stem web is secured to a tool to be passed across a surface to be cleaned to capture lint and hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Scott J. Tuman, James J. Kobe, Leon Levitt
  • Publication number: 20120227197
    Abstract: A light pack which may be an attachment that fastens over the bristle base of the paintbrush handle by snapping or other means into place on the handle. The light pack may fit tightly but removably around the brush handle and may be snapped into place by a plurality of locking pegs on the light pack being pushed into tight fitting openings on the handle. A brush holder that is adapted to engage any regular sized one gallon (4 liter) paint can. A further embodiment provides for a paint can lid that may be used with the brush holder that fits on any regular one gallon, (4-liter) paint can, and is designed to receive the new lighted paintbrush, or any standard style paintbrush with the enlarged handle grip attachment removably installed on the handle. The paint may be a regular sized one gallon metal can or may be a plastic paint can with integral rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: John Fleischer
  • Patent number: 8122557
    Abstract: The invention relates to a broom body (1) having, on its underside facing the surface to be cleaned, at least two cleaning bodies (3, 4) made of different materials. One cleaning body (3) is forted by a foam material body (5), which is non-positively and/or positively joined to the broom body (1). This foam material body (1) can be inserted into the broom body (1) in a manner that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis (6) of the broom body (1), and the foam material body (5) has at least one fastening means (7) for positively fastening it to the broom body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Peter L. Arnold, Ralf Jürgens
  • Publication number: 20110296640
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brush and a bristle holder. The invention relates in particular to a bristle holder for a brush, the bristle holder having a frame, a bristle anchoring means, and a back part, the back part having a first end area adjacent to the handle part of a connectable brush and a second end area adjacent to the brush end, the first end area supporting at least one first connecting element and the second end area supporting at least one positioning element and at least one holding element. The invention furthermore relates to a brush with and for a bristle holder of the described type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Juergen Seng, Michael Kloeppel-Riech, Katja Honnefeller, Sven Beutner, Olaf Soerensen, Armin Schwarz-Hartmann
  • Patent number: 8006343
    Abstract: There is provided a duster which is suitable for cleaning. To prevent a brush wound around a rod from slipping in the direction of the length and the direction of the axial rotation of the rod, the duster comprises: a number of sharp protrusions formed on a portion of the rod around which the brush is wound, so that a stitched portion of the brush is stuck to the sharp protrusions to semi-permanently prevent the slip of the brush, thereby maintaining the product to be like a first assembled state thereof, preventing the function of the duster from being deteriorated, and preventing the surface of an object to be cleaned from being scratched by the rod which is partially exposed. In addition, since the slip of the brush is prevented by using no adhesive agent, the product is easily assembled and the cost is greatly reduced accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Pil-Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 7730571
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for use with cleaning implements such as push brooms has a handle connector for mounting a handle and a plate with a pair of depending flanges that are inserted into the broom head. The bracket assembly may be removably secured to the broom head with a fastener such as bolt and nut to provide an attachment mechanism having sufficient strength to withstand repeated sweeping motion. The removable bracket allows the arrangement of the handle and broom head to be reversed so that both faces of the broom head and bristles can be used interchangeably for sweeping. The removable bracket can be used with cleaning implements having heads of various dimensions and shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: The Libman Company
    Inventor: Robert J. Libman
  • Patent number: 7721380
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus includes a bracket assembly for securely attaching a handle to a block. The bracket assembly aids in securing the handle in a fixed position during use so that the handle will not loosen and/or disengage with use. The bracket assembly may include one or more flanges for engaging multiple sides of the block. The handle and the bracket assembly may be configured to allow the handle to be reversed so that it extends first from the back face of the block and then from the front face of the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: The Libman Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Libman, Marco Bizzotto, Fernando Santos
  • Patent number: 7574777
    Abstract: A resilient device for joining a handle to a pivot bar of a wire support frame of a dust mop or other work member which allows for hands free operation to attach and remove the mop head or other work member. The holder includes a resilient member having first and second jaws extending generally parallel from one end of a base. Each of the jaws has an inner wall and an outer wall and which define at least an outer engagement slot and an inner engagement slot between their respective inner walls. The jaws also define an open end distal to the base and a closed end proximal or at the base. The outer engagement slot being arranged transversely to an axial direction of the first and second jaws proximal to an open end portion of the jaws opposite to the base. The inner slot is proximal to a closed end portion of the jaws proximal to the base. Typically, the entire apparatus can include a single or unitary piece of plastic or a single substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Woodbury Box Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel T. Fuller, Robert Lee Roberson
  • Patent number: 7478453
    Abstract: The present invention is for a duster with an extension handle for allowing the user to clean in hard to reach areas. This unique device provides an easier method of removing dust, dirt, cobwebs, and other debris from the tops of door and window frames, ceilings, ceiling fan blades, behind appliances and hard to move pieces of furniture, picture frames, and other hard to reach places. Many users, including short, pregnant, elderly, or disabled people, as well as any person having a limited range of mobility, would benefit from the use of this product. The duster with extension handle would consist of a long, plastic handle with a series of detachable cleaning heads and a handle extension that provides additional reaching capability. One such cleaning head would feature a flexible wire-coated piece that would be used in conjunction with various removable fabric covers for cleaning. The flexible piece could be bent at various angles for maximum cleaning benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Inventor: Mary Ann Busshaus
  • Publication number: 20080295268
    Abstract: The invention is a fun shower brush. The brush has a bubble-making device on its top part. Different kinds of brush can be fitted into the front of the shower brush to meet the needs of the user. This design makes the brush suitable for use by the general public and the bubble-making device makes showering more fun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Chia-Ho Lei
  • Publication number: 20080257384
    Abstract: An improved apparatus and a method of using the apparatus for cleaning tools, utensils, and other objects. The apparatus comprises a container, a first wiping element that is submerged in a liquid in the container capable of removing undesirable material from at least a portion of the object and a second wiping element mountable to the container that is capable of removing excess moisture from the object. The object undergoes at least a two-step wiping comprising a first wiping against the first wiping element while submerged in the liquid and a second wiping against the second wiping element after being at least partially removed from the liquid. The apparatus of the invention reduces the potential for serious injuries from cuts or abrasions from contact with the objects and is more sanitary than systems currently used in the prior art. The apparatus of the invention may also be easily disassembled for cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Christopher P. Farrell
  • Publication number: 20080201883
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating a random image is disclosed. The apparatus has a first support member with a hanging applicator member movably connected thereto. The hanging applicator is provided with at least one reservoir of material to be applied to a substrate. The reservoir has a delivery means extending from the reservoir for transporting the material to a brush means. The brush means provides a random pattern of material to a substrate in response to pressure from flowing air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Joseph Leo Messina
  • Publication number: 20080072391
    Abstract: The Miracle Wand features a new household cleaning tool that provides convenience by combining a standard mop and broom into one product, converting from one to another takes only seconds by merely exchanging bases. The wand itself is structured to have a second wand incorporated within to extend to a comfortable length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Stacey Brian Jones
  • Patent number: 7059006
    Abstract: A brush including removable plates with tines that can be inserted into a complementary handle. The plates, made up of tines connected to a manifold at one end, are retained by the handle. Removable flat plates can be of a unitary construction and can be rolled, stacked or folded upon one another to form layers of tines. The plates are designed to be easily separated from a brush after use to allow for cleaning or replacement. The plates may also be interconnected by a set of hinges. The tines may include a plurality of flutes or ribs that increase the surface area of the tines and aid in increasing liquid retention when the brush is being used. After use, the individual plates can be removed from the handle and easily cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignees: Innovate LLC, Merry Chance Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: L. Scott Huff, Steven Kwan
  • Publication number: 20040261204
    Abstract: A cleaning tool having a clamp-on handle assembly. The clamp-on handle assembly includes a slidable locking element which can be moved from an open position, wherein the handle assembly can be placed over a handle portion of the cleaning tool, to a locked position wherein the locking element clamps the handle assembly securely onto the handle portion of the cleaning tool. Advantageously, no external tools or fastening implements are required to secure the handle assembly to the handle portion of the cleaning tool. The handling assembly allows the user to use the cleaning tool to reach elevated areas or other areas that would be difficult to reach with the user holding directly onto the handle portion of the cleaning tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Barry Pears, Cheung Wun Yau
  • Publication number: 20040143921
    Abstract: A multi-application art tool apparatus for use by paralytic or other physically challenged individuals. The art tool apparatus comprises a rod, at least one strap for attachment, and a plurality of art tools pivotally attached to the end of the rod with a nut and bolt assembly. The nut and bolt assembly allows for easy and multiple positioning of the art tool selected. Different art tools may be easily added or removed from the art tool apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Shari Borkin
  • Patent number: 6764239
    Abstract: A hand-held multipurpose casing, with a functional tipped device housed within the casing so as to be linearly and reversibly extendible relative to the casing. This casing has a cylinder-type or screw-type actuating unit designed to reversibly extend the functional tipped device. The screw-type actuating unit has two spiral screw engagements, with opposite spiral directions. In an embodiment, the hand-held multipurpose casing has a front barrel, a middle barrel, a rear barrel, and a functional tipped device holder having a functional tipped device at its front tip and housed within the casing. A cap is fixedly mounted to the rear end of the rear barrel, with two holding slots formed on the front end portion of the external surface of the cap at diametrically opposite positions. A screw-type actuating unit movably engages with both the functional tipped device holder and the cap through two spiral screw-type engagements with opposite spiral directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Joung Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 6709189
    Abstract: A connector for securing a handle to a utensil comprises a male part (14) having a threaded portion (16) adjacent the free end thereof which joins a shaft portion (18) of greater diameter than the threaded portion (16), a female socket part (10) with a complimentary internal screw thread, and a support collar (26) jointed to the socket (10) to overlie the socket (10) and defining an opening (24) for receiving the male part (14) through which the shaft portion (18) extends and which tightly engages the shaft portion (18) when the male and female parts are engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Hayco Manufacturing Ltd.
    Inventor: Gregory Clegg Spooner
  • Patent number: 6523212
    Abstract: A push broom bracket device for connecting a rectangular-shaped broom brush head of a given length to a rod-shaped handle. The device includes a sheet-like member in the form of an isosceles triangle having a base edge and two side edges of equal length extending to an apex, the base edge having a length which is greater than one-half of the given length but less than the given length of the brush head, the two side edges forming an angle of substantially 45° at the apex, and the sheet-like member being bent along a line extending substantially parallel to the base edge to form two substantially planar sections which intersect at an angle of substantially 35°, the section adjacent the base edge being adapted for attachment to a top portion of the brush head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Cosmo Interior and Exterior Construction, Inc.
    Inventors: Wieslaw Cesak, Vincent Amabile, Cosmo Amabile, Salvatore Amabile, Daniel P. Dundara
  • Patent number: 6497007
    Abstract: A paint roller assembly is disclosed as including a handle that is configured for use with a variety of extension poles, each requiring a different type of connection with the handle. The handle includes a pole connector socket extending inwardly from one end thereof that is designed to receive a number of different pole connectors. The illustrated socket is provided with a tapered wall section and a circumferential groove, with the former being configured to provide a press fit attachment between the handle and connector and the latter being configured to provide a snap fit attachment between the handle and the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignees: Specialty Products of Greenwood, Missouri, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Newman, Robert D. Newman, Jr., Buford J. Guittar
  • Patent number: 6473929
    Abstract: An extension handle for use with a paint brush. The extension handle being removably secured to the handle of the paint brush to either retain the brush aligned with the extension handle in one embodiment or at a fixed acute angle relative thereto in another embodiment. The length of the extension handle being selected to enable both hands of the user to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Inventor: Addison Woodbury Learned, III
  • Publication number: 20020124341
    Abstract: A push broom bracket device for connecting a rectangular-shaped broom brush head of a given length to a rod-shaped handle. The device includes a sheet-like member in the form of an isosceles triangle having a base edge and two side edges of equal length extending to an apex, the base edge having a length which is greater than one-half of the given length but less than the given length of the brush head, the two side edges forming an angle of substantially 45° at the apex, and the sheet-like member being bent along a line extending substantially parallel to the base edge to form two substantially planar sections which intersect at an angle of substantially 35°, the section adjacent the base edge being adapted for attachment to a top portion of the brush head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventors: Wieslaw Cesak, Vincent Amabile, Cosmo Amabile, Salvatore Amabile, Daniel P. Dundara
  • Patent number: 6393649
    Abstract: This invention relates to a brace for mounting a broom handle onto a broom head. The brace includes a strip of wire which is deformed to define two tines for engagement with parallel holes bored through a wooden portion of the broom head, and to define a generally U-shaped recess for receiving the broom handle. The strip of wire is also deformed to define support surfaces for supporting a nut and bolt, which tension the generally u-shaped recess about the broom handle when a broom handle has been inserted into the broom head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Inventor: Ivan Robert Cochrane
  • Patent number: 6394327
    Abstract: A two part locking system for a push-broom preferably for use in the trucking industry, the first part A being mounting bracket with means for being fixedly attached to a desired site; such as on the rear panel of the cab, generally along the driver's side thereof, or to the tractor trailer in any suitable and accessible location thereon; and the second part B being a coupling piece that is attached to the push-broom at its wooden surface base containing the bristles and also to the handle of the broom, extending longitudinally up the broom handle from the broom base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Inventor: Richard Mietlicki
  • Patent number: D906387
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: PROGRESS Y&Y CORP.
    Inventor: Ming-Chih Chi