Roller With Handle Patents (Class 15/230.11)
  • Patent number: 11014120
    Abstract: A paint roller pressure adjusting device to connect to a pole at a first end and a paint roller at a second end, the paint roller pressure adjusting device including a pressure adjusting portion, including a base disposed at a first end of the pressure adjusting portion, a top portion disposed at a second end of the pressure adjusting portion, the top portion having a threaded paint roller connecting portion disposed at a top surface of the top portion to connect to the paint roller, and a spring disposed between the base and the top portion, and a regulating portion, including a main body to be inserted into through the base and the spring of the pressure adjusting portion, and a threaded portion to correspond to the spring such that the main body screws into the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: David Pisco
  • Patent number: 10933439
    Abstract: A paint roller frame and cage assembly and method of manufacturing includes providing an assembly having a handle and a shaft extending from the handle, and forming a unitary cage having a radially outward surface for supporting a roller cover. The cage includes a first cavity located at an end of the cage proximate the handle and a second cavity located at an opposite end of the cage. Each cavity is defined within the radially outward surface and has a radially opening slot. A cover retainer is receivable through a first slot and into the first cavity. The cover retainer includes radially extending fingers that extend through the slot to engage an inner diameter of the roller cover and secure the cover to the cage. A fastener is receivable through a second slot and into the second cavity to hold the cage on the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Wooster Brush Company
    Inventors: Richard K. Bukovitz, John L. Scott
  • Patent number: 10814382
    Abstract: A composite casting special-shaped roll is compounded of two parts: an inner layer and an outer layer. The shape of body of the roll is curved surface, and a center hole is arranged for mount the shaft in that central axis of roll. The casting mold is designed into two parts, namely inner cast mold and outer cast mold through the curved surface design and mold design of the roll body. The composite casting special-shaped roll with the wear-proof working layer of the roll body that is resistant to impact, rapid cooling and heating resistance and the high-strength and high-toughness core is prepared by separate casting. It meets the requirements of the service conditions of rolls used by the steel pipe and cold forming sectional steel rolling mill and other equipment, improves the service life of the roll, saves the alloy material and reduces the manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SHANDONG PROVINCE SIFANG TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Houzhi Yuan, Ning Zhang, Xingyi Liu, Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 10682667
    Abstract: A retention assembly (10) for a hollow tubular decorating roller (202) comprising a fixed mount member (12) that is securable in use to a roller frame (26). The fixed mount member (12) includes a first primary support formation (16) and a first retention formation (18) that extends radially beyond the first primary support formation (16). The retention assembly (10) also includes a separable mount member (14) that is selectively couplable with the fixed mount member (12). The separable mount member (14) includes a second primary support formation (20) and a second retention formation (22) that extends radially beyond the second primary support formation (20). The first and second primary support formations (16, 20) are received, in use, by a respective end (204a, 204b) of a hollow tubular decorating roller (202).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Coral Tools Limited
    Inventor: Matthew Page
  • Patent number: 10662598
    Abstract: Disclosed is a drying device, which comprises: (a) one or more fabric panels of sufficient dimension to be dragged across a surface, optionally an outdoor surface; and (b) a handle attached to the one or more fabric panels, In some embodiments, the drying device comprises: (a) two or more fabric panels of sufficient dimension to be dragged across a surface, optionally an outdoor surface; (b) a handle attached to the two or more fabric panels; and (c) a scraper attached to the handle, wherein the scraper is adapted to engage a surface to be dried when the drying device is in use. Methods and systems for a drying a surface are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Scott M. Donner
  • Patent number: 10625296
    Abstract: A paint dispensing roller assembly that comprises an applicator member of an absorbent material defining an enclosed applicator member cavity. The assembly further comprises a paint dispensing member disposed at least partially within the enclosed applicator member cavity and having an outer undulating surface with an alternating plurality of ridges and valleys defining an enclosed paint mixing cavity having at least one enclosed aperture defined thereon. The paint dispensing roller assembly also includes a cantilevered mixing member disposed at least partially within the enclosed paint mixing cavity and having at least one flange projecting radially from the cantilevered mixing member. The paint dispensing roller assembly further comprises a roller body including a handle and a shell portion defining a shell cavity wherein the applicator member is partially disposed. The applicator member and paint dispensing member are operably configured to rotate 360 degrees with respect to the roller body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Gustavo A. Velez
  • Patent number: 10378144
    Abstract: A handicraft roller, used for pressing a piece of cloth to put a sharp crease or fold in the fabric, includes an elongated grip with first and second ends spaced from each other in the longitudinal direction of the grip. A rolling member is attached to the first end of the grip so as to be rotatable about a predetermined axis. The rolling member is made up of a constant diameter portion and two decreasing diameter portions flanking the constant diameter portion. The constant diameter portion has an outer diameter that remains constant over a predetermined length of the axis. Each of the decreasing diameter portions has an outer diameter that decreases with increasing distance from the constant diameter portion along the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CLOVER MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joan Hawley, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Yui Teramoto
  • Patent number: 10293363
    Abstract: The present invention is a paint roller system comprising a frame, a paint roller that may be supported by the frame. The frame may not include any moving parts. The paint roller may have end caps incorporated therein or connected thereto that may prevent liquids from entering the paint roller. The paint roller system of the present invention may be configured to prevent paint becoming lodged in elements of the paint roller system, and to prevent corrosion or plugging. The paint roller may rotate substantially freely when positioned within the frame. The paint roller system may be utilized to adhere paint to a surface with minimal effort or force being applied by a user. The paint roller system may include a paint roller container operable for storage of a paint roller as well as engagement and disengagement of the paint roller from the frame without the user handling the paint roller directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NOUR TRADING HOUSE INC.
    Inventors: Jack Mitchell, Ming Zhang, Gary Isberg, G. David Church
  • Patent number: 10279370
    Abstract: A roller frame is for use with a roller. The roller frame includes a base component, and first and second supporting components operatively projecting from the base component. Each supporting component has a mounting cap for receiving a corresponding distal end of the roller. The first and second supporting components are angularly adjustable with respect to the base component via a tightening assembly for allowing the roller to be selectively positioned at different angles with respect to the base component of the roller frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: A. RICHARD TOOLS CO./OUTILS A. RICHARD CO.
    Inventors: Roméo Arvinte, François Panfili
  • Patent number: 10052007
    Abstract: A sponge roller, a cleaning roller assembly, and a floor cleaner. The sponge roller includes an outer layer and an inner layer. The outer layer is sleeved on the inner layer; the inner layer is made of non-absorbent sponge, and the outer layer is made of absorbent sponge. The sponge roller can be made with a large thickness, thus improving the cleaning capacity of the cleaner. The water is mainly stored in the outer layer, so it can be squeezed out without the exertion of much more external force, and thus the resistance against the rotation of the sponge roller is negligible, thus saving the energy consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HIZERO TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Li, Yong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10039369
    Abstract: A paint transfer system for both automatically and manually transferring paint from a paint container directly to a paint brush including a paint container member, a pump mechanism, and a paint brush apparatus coupled together in fluid communication wherein the paint brush apparatus includes a paint brush having a bladder member or housing member positioned and located within the paint brush adjacent to or within its bristle members as well as an optional valve control member for controlling and distributing the flow of paint to the bristle members. In some embodiments, a remote controller is positioned between the paint brush apparatus and the paint container member for allowing a user to selectively activate the flow of paint from the paint container to the paint brush apparatus. A variety of different pumping mechanisms are utilized for transferring paint from the paint container member to the paint brush apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Richard R. Haemerle
  • Patent number: 10022032
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a water channel assembly including a channel shell and a filtering piece. The water channel is disposed on the surface of a cleaning roller in a seal and overturn mode so that the cleaning roller is washed by water flowing in the water channel. The filtering piece is laid in the water channel and faces the surface of the cleaning roller. As a result, the solid trash on the cleaning roller is filtered by the filter element and cannot enter the water channel, thus preventing the blockage of the waterway of the water supply system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HIZERO TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Li, Yong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10010773
    Abstract: Presently disclosed grip assemblies provide for a selectively removable and replaceable grip for a shaft. Such grip assemblies include a grip sleeve and a grip liner at least partially fixed to an inner grip surface of the grip sleeve. The grip liner is configured to expand between a resting conformation and an expanded conformation as the grip sleeve and grip liner are positioned on the shaft. The grip liner includes a liner feature that engages a shaft feature, which may be integrally formed on the shaft, or may be formed on a shaft sheath on the shaft. Engagement of the liner feature with the shaft feature may substantially prevent rotation of the grip sleeve with respect to the shaft once the grip sleeve is on the shaft. Presently disclosed grip sleeves may be selectively removed from the shaft without damaging the grip sleeve, and without requiring solvents or specialized tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Scott J. Pugliese
  • Patent number: 10010905
    Abstract: A pole-painting tool includes a V-shaped handle having an apex that is encapsulated by a foam handgrip, and two free ends with a roller assembly removably mounted therebetween. The roller assembly includes an axle having a plurality of narrow, juxtaposed paint rollers mounted thereon. Accordingly, the rollers are submerged within a paint supply and placed against a pole, a pipe or another tubular object. By applying a directional force to the handgrip, a worker can conform the rollers around the tubular surface to more efficiently apply paint thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Lance P Kelly
  • Patent number: 10004316
    Abstract: A cosmetic delivery system includes a peristaltic pump assembly having one or more wipers, the peristaltic pump assembly configured to mobilize the one or more wipers and to compress a flexible tubing received within an inner passageway partly defined by a pump casing wall, and a cosmetic applicator set having a cosmetic cartridge, the cosmetic cartridge fluidically coupled to a proximate end of the flexible tubing and an applicator connected to a distal end of the flexible tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: John Streeter
  • Patent number: 9975141
    Abstract: The invention is a roller liquid compound applicator configured to attach to the threaded neck of a liquid supply container for the purpose of applying a coating of a liquid compound to a target surface, and includes: a U-shaped roller support frame including a substantially cylindrical dispenser coupling cap and a drip guard attached to the dispenser coupling cap, the dispenser coupling cap having a threaded cavity configured for mating with the threaded neck of the liquid supply container; and a liquid compound roller sleeve secured to the roller support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MILSPRAY LLC
    Inventors: Matthew L. Johnston, Christian E. Steinmetz
  • Patent number: 9682399
    Abstract: A paint roller sleeve assembly and a method for washing it for reuse. The sleeve assembly includes a core of a size to fit a conventional paint roller handle. The core is compressible by hand radially, to allow a tubular flexible outer cover including a backing layer and a layer of paint-carrying fiber pile to be removed for washing and thereafter be replaced on the core for reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Scott Utterback
  • Patent number: 9675993
    Abstract: A coating applicator that applies a coating or liquid to a variety of different substrates having different contoured surfaces is disclosed. A coating applicator of the present disclosure is able to reach, contact, and cover the entirety of a contoured substrate. In this manner, the coating applicator is able to transfer a coating to the entirety of the contoured substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Rooftop Research, LLC
    Inventor: Robert S. Burns
  • Patent number: 9616455
    Abstract: A paint roller locking mechanism that prevents a roller cover from rotating is designed to apply paint in a smoother manner that typically provided by a roller. The locking mechanism prevents the roller cover from rotating as it is rolled along the surface being painted. This, in effect, allows the roller cover to emulate a paint brush, allowing for a smooth painted surface without surface irregularities. The locking mechanism may easily pivot away allowing the paint roller to function in a normal rolling manner, as well as allow a user to reload the roller or apply bulk paint when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Steven D. Hodges
  • Patent number: 9573161
    Abstract: Provided is a paint roller which includes a handle connected to one end of a wire frame and a cage connected to an opposite end of the wire frame onto which a paint roller cover may be positioned and engaged over. The handle may include an insert or adapter allowing for connecting various types of extension poles. The cage may be connected through the wire frame through the use of bearings and bushings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Edward Ray Goodwin, Jr., Charles T. Buckel, Jr., Michael C. Lambertson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9539608
    Abstract: The disclosure describes an improved paint roller wherein ribs are incorporated into either the roller core or the nap. Alternatively, the improved paint roller may use individual ribs positioned between the roller core and the nap. The incorporation of ribs into the roller core/nap assembly improves application of coating material to the nap and subsequent transfer of coating material to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: John A. Kenney
  • Patent number: 9409202
    Abstract: A paint roller includes a paint roll and bracket having at its one end a handle and on its other end an end portion where the paint roll can be connected rotatably, and at the end portion there is provided a snap element, wherein a counter-snap element, which corresponds to the snap element, is provided at a first end of a paint roll tube of the paint roll. A spring for urging the snap element and the counter-snap element apart when moving the snap element in direction of the counter-snap element is provided. The spring, snap element and counter-snap element act together such that the snap element engages the counter-snap element when pushing the snap element against the elastic force, and the snap element disengages from the counter-snap element when subsequently pushing the snap element against the elastic force so that the paint roll can be disconnected from the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: NESPOLI GROUP SPA
    Inventor: Alessandro Nespoli
  • Patent number: 9364948
    Abstract: An adjustable holder assembly for removably holding, articulating, and rotating painting tools may include a handle assembly. An articulating arm may be pivotally coupled to a proximal end of the handle assembly and may be configured to allow both the articulating arm and a tool handle housing to be simultaneously angularly adjusted from a longitudinal axis of the holder assembly to any position from 0 degrees to 90 degrees. The tool handle housing may be configured to removably secure a handle of a painting tool at least partially therein. The tool handle housing may be removably coupled to the articulating arm such that the tool handle housing can be rotationally adjusted around a longitudinal axis of the holder assembly to any position from 0 degrees to 90 degrees; and a receiver end defining a channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventors: Eric Rudnick, Chad Prosser
  • Patent number: 9364850
    Abstract: An adjustable stop device for use with a paint roller frame to prevent unwanted contact of a paint roller cover with a surface adjacent to a surface being painted includes a clamp adapted to engage a horizontal support of the paint roller frame, and a support member attached to the clamp in a substantially orthogonal manner. A securing mechanism is fitted to the support member to releasably secure the support member to a vertical support of the paint roller frame in a first working position. The support member is released, and pivoted away, from the vertical support while in a second non-working position. An adjustable arm extending from the distal end of the support member prevents roller cover contact of the adjacent surface by engaging the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Bret Glen Anderson
  • Patent number: 9339841
    Abstract: An adjustable roller frame may include a frame, a pair of extension arms that are slidable within a channel in the frame, and a pair of cam assemblies that are used to selectively prevent and permit the extension arms to slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Charles T. Buckel, Jr., Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Sara-Jane A. Anderson, Andrew K. Marsden, David Schmitz, Richard S. Walters
  • Patent number: 9333528
    Abstract: A paint roller assembly has a handle, a shaft with one end connected to the handle and an opposite end, and a roller head carried on the other end of the shaft. At least a portion of the paint roller assembly has a superhydrophobic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: NOVA WILDCAT SHUR-LINE, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Allan DeCarr, Thomas Andrew Burdsall, Anthony Harrell Best
  • Patent number: 9308549
    Abstract: The articles of manufacture make up a paint brush and roller system. The system is comprised of two different handles that takes different brushes and rollers. One handle is a straight handle similar to paintbrush handles on the market except it is fatter. The second handle is a handle in which the paint brush bristles are perpendicular to the individuals grip. The individual can paint without moving one's wrist. The system comes with a set of interchangeable brushes and rollers. The handles have at their top a dovetail groove. The brush heads have at their bottom a dovetail. The brush heads' dovetail fits within the handle's dovetail groove and is held in place by friction. The roller has a dove tail that fits within the handles' dovetail groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: John Kern
  • Patent number: 9308548
    Abstract: A paint applicator configured for use in combination with a hollow-core paint roller cover includes a handle and a pair of pivot arms extending therefrom. Each pivot arm includes a proximate end rotatably mounted to the handle and an opposite, distal end to which is pivotably mounted a hub assembly. A pivot arm actuator is cooperatively linked to the pivot arms such that movement of the actuator in a first direction causes the pivot arms to rotate toward one another and movement of the actuator in a second direction causes the pivot arms to rotate away from one another. Each hub assembly includes a rotatable hub with an outer surface configured to frictionally engage the inside surface of the roller cover such that, when the pivot arms are rotated toward one another, the hubs enter and retain the roller between the pivot arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: True Progression LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Troudt
  • Patent number: 9199266
    Abstract: A paint roller shield comprising a plate with a planar surface configured to have a beveled periphery with at least one flat edge along the periphery and a nonplanar surface configured to attach to a paint roller device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventors: Moe Boukair, Ronald Boukair
  • Patent number: 9168563
    Abstract: A paint roller frame with a barbed cage including elongated rods mounted to longitudinally between end members of a roller cage frame with protruding barbs that frictionally engaging an inner bore of a roller cover to prevent slippage of the roller cover from the roller cage frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventors: James A. Kalmon, Andrew McCleery, Guy Middleton
  • Patent number: 9032981
    Abstract: A painting implement cleaning and storage apparatus 10 is provided. The apparatus facilitates the cleaning and storage of painting implements such as a roller 12, a brush 14 and a roller pan 16. The apparatus includes a base 18 and a bracket 32 coupled to the base. The roller 12 is supported on the bracket 32 in an upwardly extending diagonal position between shields 45 and 54 for containing paint spreads from the roller. The brush 14 is supported on bracket 32 in a upwardly projecting position. A roller pan 16 is coupable to shield 45 and supported thereon in a descending position. Once the painting implements 12, 14 and 16 are supported on the apparatus 10, cleaning can be accomplished by the application of a stream of water thereto after which the implements can be left until they are needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Rhines
  • Publication number: 20150052699
    Abstract: A pipe painter assembly comprises a handle and a pair of paint roller frames. The paint roller frames comprise respective shaft portions for rotatably supporting respective paint roller cover supports thereon and respective rod portions extending at an angle relative to the respective shaft portions. The handle has a pair of laterally spaced axially extending substantially parallel bores in which outer ends of the respective rod portions are selectively rotatably mounted, whereby turning of either or both of the respective rod portions in either direction in the respective bores will vary the angular orientation of the paint roller cover supports relative to one another for accommodating different size pipes or other articles between the roller cover supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: James M. Byrne
  • Patent number: 8915209
    Abstract: A paint roller with an end-surface blocking structure is provided with a mounting stem coupled to a handle, a roller sleeved on the mounting stem, a connecting sleeve sleeved on the mounting stem, and an end-surface blocking piece pivoted to the connecting sleeve. The pivot connection of the connecting sleeve with the second pivot allows the connecting sleeve to pivot around the first direction and allows the end-surface blocking piece which is pivoted to the connecting sleeve to pivot around the second direction, so that the end-surface blocking piece is capable of rotating in two different directions, which improves flexibility when operating the paint roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Kai Wang
  • Patent number: 8910339
    Abstract: A paint roller assembly has adjustable arms for accommodating various sizes of roller cages and accompanying roller skins. The assembly includes an elongated cage. An elongated roller skin has a main body, an open first side, and an open second side wherein the main body, the open first side, and the open second side define an interior space configured for receiving the cage wherein the cage is slidably insertable into the interior space of the roller skin. A pair of arms is selectively couplable to the cage. A head is selectively coupled to each of the arms. A first and second side of the head is selectively couplable to a second side of each of the arms. A slot extends from the first side and the second side of the head wherein the second side of each of the arms is selectively insertable into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Ruben DeLeon
  • Patent number: 8904588
    Abstract: A cleaning device has a cylindrical housing with a semi-cylindrical cradle and a semi-cylindrical cover which is rotatably mounted in the cradle. A roller is rotatably mounted in the cover and has an adhesive sleeve thereon. Because the cradle, cover, roller and sleeve are coaxial, it makes the device an easily usable cleaning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Stanley Taub
  • Patent number: 8882957
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing paint roller covers is disclosed in which the paint roller covers are manufactured from a seamless segment of tubular paint roller cover fabric that is placed onto a cylindrical forming tube having a segment of bonding material temporarily secured on its outer surface under the segment of tubular paint roller cover fabric. The cylindrical forming tube is placed on a heated mandrel to apply heat thereto to cause the bonding material to bond to the interior of the segment of tubular paint roller cover fabric. The cylindrical forming tube is removed from the mandrel and cooled, and the segment of tubular paint roller cover fabric becomes secured to the bonding material to produce a semi-rigid paint roller cover segment. The semi-rigid paint roller cover segment may be finished into paint roller covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Seamless Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel L. Sinykin, Randy Smith, Scot Smith
  • Publication number: 20140304934
    Abstract: A paint applicator configured for use in combination with a hollow-core paint roller cover includes a handle and a pair of pivot arms extending therefrom. Each pivot arm includes a proximate end rotatably mounted to the handle and an opposite, distal end to which is pivotably mounted a hub assembly. A pivot arm actuator is cooperatively linked to the pivot arms such that movement of the actuator in a first direction causes the pivot arms to rotate toward one another and movement of the actuator in a second direction causes the pivot arms to rotate away from one another. Each hub assembly includes a rotatable hub with an outer surface configured to frictionally engage the inside surface of the roller cover such that, when the pivot arms are rotated toward one another, the hubs enter and retain the roller between the pivot arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin Troudt
  • Patent number: 8858750
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing paint roller covers is disclosed in which the paint roller covers are manufactured from a seamless, tubular knitted pile fabric sleeve that is installed onto a core member. To facilitate the manufacture of the paint roller covers, the outside of the core member is provided with an adhesive bonding material on the exterior surface thereof that has a relatively non-tacky outer surface. The knitted pile fabric sleeve is installed onto the exterior surface of the core member over the adhesive bonding material. The adhesive bonding material is then rendered tacky, whereupon the knitted pile fabric sleeve becomes adhesively secured by the adhesive bonding material to the exterior surface of the core member. The pile fabric covered core member may be finished into paint roller covers by combing and shearing the pile fabric to a desired length, beveling the edges of the paint roller covers, and vacuuming stray fibers from the paint roller covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Seamless Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel L. Sinykin
  • Publication number: 20140289981
    Abstract: Disclosed is a paint roller device comprising an inner hub and an outer hub spaced by a cage of wires and adapted for supporting a paint roll sleeve. A cylindrical retainer extends axially outwardly from the outer hub and is adapted to retain a ball therein, the cylindrical retainer being spaced radially inwardly from the periphery of the outer hub to define a gap between an inside surface of the paint roll sleeve when on the roller. The end of the paint roll sleeve on the paint roller device and an end of the retainer define a plane perpendicular to an axis of the roller, and at least a portion of the ball extends a predetermined distance axially outwardly from the plane. The gap between the sleeve and the cylindrical extension prevents paint from interfering with the ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Evgueni Denissov
  • Patent number: 8832896
    Abstract: A paint roller apparatus is provided. In one example, the paint roller apparatus is configured to apply paint to a surface and includes a roller arm and a paint roller rotatably mounted on the roller arm about a roller axis. The paint roller has an end and a paint applicator surface. The paint roller apparatus includes a roller guard having at least one painting feature for applying paint to the surface. The roller guard is selectively movable between first and second positions. The first position comprises the painting feature disposed adjacent the end of the roller on a first side of the roller axis and the second position comprises the painting feature disposed adjacent the end of the roller on a second side of the roller axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Sandahl, Jeffrey Mark Smith, Christopher Alan Jensen, Thomas Rainer Jeltsch
  • Patent number: 8832897
    Abstract: An improved dual paint roller frame has a pliers-like construction to allow for roller covers to be moved closer together or farther apart depending upon the surface to be painted. Dual-roller covers are disposed on pivotable roller arms such that the relative angle of one roller cover to the other roller cover can be adjusted depending upon the surface to be painted. The pivot point of the pliers-like construction is switchable such that the pliers selectively apply complementary or opposite movement to the roller covers. A roller cover lock allows the paint roller to function with different sizes of roller covers. An end cap may include an adjustable length roller guide to bias the roller arms away from walls, window sills and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Arigala Painting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Gallardo
  • Patent number: 8819885
    Abstract: A paint roller, comprising: a handle; a roller head; and a neck. The neck connects the handle to the roller, and the neck comprises: a first leg connected to the handle; a first bend connected to the first leg having a first radius of curvature, redirecting the neck about 90 degrees from the first leg; a second bend redirecting the neck about 180 degrees from the first leg; a second leg connected to the second bend, the second leg shorter than the first leg; a third bend redirecting the neck about 90 degrees from the second leg; a third leg connected to the third bend, the third leg shorter than the second leg; a fourth bend redirecting the neck about 90 degrees from the third leg; and a fourth leg connected to the fourth bend, shorter than the third leg, the fourth leg connected to the roller head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Moe Boukair
  • Patent number: 8819886
    Abstract: A paint roller, comprising: a handle; a roller head, having a bevel; and a neck. The bevel has a length that extends perpendicular to the circumference of the roller head. The neck connects the handle to the roller, and the neck comprises: a first leg connected to the handle; a first bend connected to the first leg having a first radius of curvature, redirecting the neck about 90 degrees from the first leg; a second bend redirecting the neck about 180 degrees from the first leg; a second leg connected to the second bend, the second leg shorter than the first leg; a third bend redirecting the neck about 90 degrees from the second leg; a third leg connected to the third bend, the third leg shorter than the second leg; a fourth bend redirecting the neck about 90 degrees from the third leg; and a fourth leg connected to the fourth bend, shorter than the third leg, the fourth leg connected to the roller head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Moe Boukair
  • Patent number: 8763198
    Abstract: A paint roller includes a handle including a pair of spaced mounting arms, and a conical-shaped roller rotatably secured between the mounting arms. The conical-shaped roller facilitates an application of a coating such as paint or the like to a surface with an adjacent surface as close as a 45° corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: James Thal
  • Patent number: 8752233
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for picking up stickers in grassy or other ground areas. A roller is rotatably mounted on a frame and a stretchable fabric is removably mounted and stretched on an outer surface of the roller. The fabric is of a construction and thickness to pick up stickers as the roller is moved by the frame and rotated in engagement with a grassy or other ground surface. When the fabric is full of stickers, it is removed from the roller and replaced with a new unused stretchable fabric that is removably mounted on the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Marilyn S. Vice
  • Publication number: 20140157540
    Abstract: An adjustable roller frame may include a frame, a pair of extension arms that are slidable within a channel in the frame, and a pair of cam assemblies that are used to selectively prevent and permit the extension arms to slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Charles T. Buckel, JR., Michael C. Lambertson, JR., Sara-Jane A. Anderson, Andrew K. Marsden, David Schmitz, Richard S. Walters
  • Patent number: 8734585
    Abstract: A cleaning device for blades of a fan including a first arm with distal end and proximal end, a first cleaning element attached to the proximal end and a second arm with a distal end and proximal end, a second cleaning element attached to the proximal end as well as a pivoting joint connected to the distal end of the first arm and the distal end of the second arm the pivoting joint also having a handle connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Derrick E. Muncy
  • Patent number: 8726449
    Abstract: An adjustable length paint roller frame with a handle and a roller arm. The frame includes a rotatable roller cover lock slidably mounted on the roller arm and a rotatable end cap. A roller cover is also mounted on the roller arm in between the roller cover lock and the end cap. The roller cover lock and end cap allow for roller covers of different lengths and diameters to be used with the adjustable length paint roller frame. The end cap can also include adjustable roller guides to space the roller cover a desired distance away from a given object. Additionally, the roller frame handle may be configured as a split handle that accommodates a second roller arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Arigala Painting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Gallardo
  • Patent number: 8719992
    Abstract: A paint roller with an end-surface blocking piece, wherein the end-surface blocking piece is formed with a blocking groove to prevent paint from overflowing to the surface of a wall that doesn't need to be painted. Besides, the user doesn't have to turn the end-surface blocking piece when painting different surfaces of a wall in different directions since the end-surface blocking piece is round-shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Kai Wang
  • Patent number: 8695151
    Abstract: A re-usable, shed-resistant roller cover for use with paint and other heavy liquids is provided. This roller cover includes a non-woven, woven, or knit surface material adapted to be used with paint rollers, wherein the surface material is substantially free of texture, and wherein the surface material further includes a plurality of fibers, wherein the plurality of fibers further comprise natural fibers, synthetic fibers, or a combination thereof; and wherein the plurality of fibers have been interconnected with one another by mechanical means, chemical means, thermal means, solvent means, sonic means, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Wooster Brush Company
    Inventors: Ricky L. Dilyard, Gary L. Leisure