For Artist Equipment Patents (Class 206/1.7)
  • Patent number: 10350747
    Abstract: A dynamic toolbox that is capable of being disassembled has two pull-out side tool racks and two pop-out lift-racks. The toolbox is configured with multiple triangular apertures that provide sufficient supporting strength but eliminate unnecessary material weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Lin Lin Weng
  • Patent number: 10328745
    Abstract: An artist's container having a bottom wall and a peripheral wall of non-uniform height surrounding the bottom wall. The peripheral wall defines a footprint of the container when viewed from the top. The container includes one or more interior walls positioned within the footprint of the container to divide the interior into a plurality of storage compartments. The container also includes a plurality of support posts. The plurality of support posts extend to varied heights above the bottom wall such that an imaginary support plane is collectively defined by the tops of the plurality of support posts. The support plane is inclined relative to the bottom wall and is configured to support an artist's palette near the edges of the palette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Be ArtSmart, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Charles D. John, Richard W. Chatham
  • Patent number: 10220645
    Abstract: A kit for creating stencils is provided, including a polymeric shell, multiple linear polymeric frames, multiple thermoplastic rubber polymeric alphanumeric stencil elements, a rolling ball marker, and a roll of markable web. The polymeric shell has a tray and a hingedly joined sealing top. The tray is generally rectangular with a peripheral sidewall and has a storage compartment each for the web roll, the stencil elements, the frames, and the marker. The sidewall adjacent the web roll compartment has an opening therethrough. The frames have an elongate central planar portion and a pair of parallel upraised crenellated sidewalls with stencil retention elements defined in the crenels. The frames also have mateable elements defined at each end to join the frames together. The stencil elements fit between the frame sidewalls and have elongate projections with stencil retention elements adapted to mate with the stencil retention elements defined in the frame crenels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Nikhil Gupta
  • Patent number: 10017321
    Abstract: A container may be provided with an open-ended cylinder for use in storage and carrying of the brushes in combination with a cup that supports the handles of the brushes during display and/or use or the brushes. The cup and the sheath are releasably couplable to carry the elongate items within the cup and sheath. The container may include first and second caps, each cap defining a first open end configured to fit over one of the open ends of the sheath to maintain the coupling of the cup and sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Pauline Frances Empey
  • Patent number: 9994068
    Abstract: An artist's palette is provided herein including: a body having a first, generally flat surface; a protruding first ridge running along an edge of the first surface; and, a pane removably mountable to the body, the pane being transparent or sufficiently translucent to permit visual color matching through the pane of a sample of prepared paint disposed on the pane with a reference sample disposed between the pane and the body. The artist's palette may be provided as part of an assembly which also includes a cover removably mountable to the body, the cover being configured to be mounted to the body without any portion of the cover contacting the first surface and without any portion of the cover contacting the pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: David Kassan, David Lemyre
  • Patent number: 9932164
    Abstract: A sponge for insertion into the open upper end of a mud pan which acts as a plug to prevent the mud in the mud pan from drying out during periods of non-use of the mud pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Craig A. Vogeler
  • Patent number: 9925825
    Abstract: A portable carry case that securely holds paint tubes for storage and transport with the added use of hanging the carry case on an easel for ease of use during painting sessions. The carry case brings organization and efficiency to the artist while also reducing stress, both physically and mentally, on the artist as the paint tubes are readily available for use, organized to eliminate searching for particular colors and being housed in the case they can easily be put away for transport by simply securing the straps and removing the entire carry case from where it is hung for placement in a pack or other carrying device by the artist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Sterling Peter Hoffmann, IV, Melinda Suzette Bryant
  • Patent number: 9914206
    Abstract: The tool bag of the present application comprises a rigid frame, a flexible cover and a removable container. The cover is disposed over the frame and the removable container passes through an aperture formed by one wall of the frame and the bottom of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Edward G. Guirlinger
  • Patent number: 9655460
    Abstract: A plate with an aperture or opening located within the perimeter of the plate is adapted to receive a beverage container thereby allowing a user to hold both a plate and a beverage in one hand. A raised exterior perimeter wall and a raised interior retaining wall are configured to contain food or other articles on the plate and to avoid spills and leakages while being held by a user. A plurality of raised interior segmenting walls allow a user to separate articles of food, condiments, or other items located on the surface of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Raymond McClinton
  • Patent number: 9656514
    Abstract: The main components of the Paint Pal assembly is an oversized an inner paint pan, an organizer tool tray for storing tools, and a storage container with an airtight sealed lid. The container is adapted and dimensioned to store the inner paint tray and the organizer tool tray therein. The organizer tool tray has a plurality of compartments for storing several brushes and a specific compartment designed to store the paint roller. The inner paint tray is larger than the conventional paint tray and has legs which allow the pan to sit level on a flat surface. The inner tray is tapered and walled. The assembly further comprises specially designed ergonomic paint brushes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Roger Kent Mills, II
  • Patent number: 9572644
    Abstract: The present invention relates apparatus for holding material to be dispensed in a surgical setting, and in particular that: (a) allows for small portions of material to be dispensed efficiently, (b) resists evaporation of volatile agents in the material being dispensed, (c) reduces exposure of the material to light and actinic radiation during intermittent use, and (d) supports autoclaving in order to fulfill sterilization standards in surgical setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Mohammad Reza Nouri
  • Patent number: 9061818
    Abstract: A measuring and mixing tray includes a first well having a first predetermined volume for measuring a first component of a multicomponent system and a mixing portion. A method of measuring and mixing for the multicomponent system includes disposing the first predetermined volume of the first component in the first well of the measuring and mixing tray and transferring the first component from the first well to the mixing portion of the measuring and mixing tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Four Front Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Geiger
  • Publication number: 20150034501
    Abstract: A pochade box has a painting support system that includes a painting support board for holding artist's panels or canvases that is colored to mimic the frame for the finished painting. A reference line grid is scribed on the painting support board more accurately draw and observe straight lines. A continuous loop strip of a hook and loop system placed on all four sides of the support board. A mahl stick with a hook patch of the hook and loop system placed on a tip of the mahl stick allows the artist to attach the mahl stick anywhere on the support board to the loop strip to steady and support the hand while painting. Panel securing clips are placed in receiving fasteners inserted in fastener holes at fixed locations on the painting support board to allow attaching several different sizes of the paint canvases and panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: William P. Duffy
  • Publication number: 20140374279
    Abstract: A device to store and transport materials and tools, for example, paint and painting implements, to and from a worksite while shielding the floor, floor covering, table, table covering, or other supporting surface from material splatter. The sides of the device serve as coating material splatter guards, acting as a protective tarp, when working yet are folding to serve as an integral part of the material and tool container when during transport and storage. The device has a capability of storing a coating medium. The device may also include a compartment and carrier to store and transport various tools required at a worksite. The folding splatter guard sides fold up to enclose the structure, enabling easy transport between worksites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Adam John Bechtel, Brandon Scott Bechtel
  • Publication number: 20140326619
    Abstract: A carrier for painting panels includes a box-like container including first and second opposing side walls, front and rear walls, and a floor closing the lower end of the container. A stepped track extends along each of the side walls, each stepped track including at least first and second channels for engaging first edges of first and second panels, respectively. The first and second channels are spaced from the corresponding side wall by first and second distances, respectively. The second distance exceeds the first distance by at least 0.25 inch, and preferably by 0.50 inch or by 1.0 inch. Preferably, each stepped track includes a third channel for engaging an edge of a third panel; the third channel is spaced from the corresponding side wall by a third distance which exceeds the second distance by at least 0.25 inch, preferably by 0.50 inch or by 1.0 inch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: RAYMAR ART, INC.
    Inventor: RAYMAR ART, INC.
  • Publication number: 20140262841
    Abstract: An interlocking container for tattoo ink includes a body defining a reservoir for retaining ink and first and second spaced interlocking members, each having a particular size and shape. The members extend outwardly from the container and define a space therebetween adapted to receive a similarly shaped and sized interlocking member from another container. An assembly of containers arranged in many different configurations can be formed by interlocking multiple containers together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: INTENZE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: INTENZE PRODUCTS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20140262840
    Abstract: A paint palette system for holding and dispersing paint wherein the a painter can pour paint into a low profile receptacle for later removal with a paintbrush or like tool, wherein a disposed and removable paint retaining fabric retains the paint in a drip-less and mess free fashion wherein paint can be transported and stored in an improved manner allowing for a faster and more efficient painting effort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Ben Michael Mayberry
  • Patent number: 8813952
    Abstract: A container for holding an item having un-dried, oil-based paint thereon. A box has a removable lid with an outlet hole. The lid extends horizontally across and then upwardly on the container defining a first area to hold the item and a second area to hold a container of material when activated by a liquid to give off a gas heavier than oxygen. The oxygen is forced through the outlet hole limiting drying of paint on the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Wayne E. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140138263
    Abstract: This palette accessory and paint storage system keeps oil paint fresh and pliable for weeks at room temperature. A linear paint tray, upon which daubs of paint are placed, is stored inside an air tight tube. Felt wicks mounted inside the end caps hold clove oil, which prevents the oxidation of oil paints. For heavy bodied acrylics, the end caps are mounted with sponge material or silica gel that would be moistened to create a humid environment that prevents acrylics from drying and hardening. When the artist is ready to paint, the paint tray is removed from the storage tube and secured with clips or Velcro to a mixing palette, paint box, or easel. The painter dips into the paint daubs on the tray to mix the desired colors on their palette. When done painting, the paint tray, with the unused paint, is re-inserted into the tube for storage and transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Patricia Ann Kellner
  • Publication number: 20140034518
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for the storage of paint. The apparatus comprises a tray with recesses designed to hold containers of different types and/or colors of paints. The tray is constructed to allow a dispenser and/or applicator to access the containers for the efficient transfer of paint. The trays are further built to allow the trays to be stably stacked upon one another. Trays and containers can be made with materials that are sufficiently clear to allow for the identification of stored paint. Dispensers and/or applicators can be attached to the container caps for transfer of paint into and out of the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald E Stevenson, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130306497
    Abstract: A paint container (10) including a main body (12), a liner assembly (18) which locates inside the main body, and a shroud (14), in which the shroud cooperates with the liner assembly and the main body so as to releasably secure the liner assembly to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Timothy James Llewellyn, Eric Thomas Connolly
  • Publication number: 20130299362
    Abstract: A paint brush storage and protection device includes an open well having an upstanding wall ending in an upper wall, the wall being continuous from one side of an opening to another; a top with an open channel extending around the perimeter of the top except at and end of an extension area; a hinge connecting the open well to the top; a seal located in the opening; a first latching mechanism associated with the open well and top opposite the hinge; and a second latching mechanism associated with the open well and top in the area of the opening. A paint brush may be placed within the well and the top closed over the well by deflection of the hinge so the upper wall forms a generally airtight connection with the open channel and the seal closes the opening to secure and protect a paint brush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Likwid Concepts L.L.C.
    Inventors: Salvatore DePaola, JR., John Anthony DePaola, Anthony J. Caputo
  • Publication number: 20130233735
    Abstract: A case that stores one or more paintbrushes in manner to prevent paint in them from drying out, so that there is no need to clean those brushes between uses; moreover the case containing a pump evacuator to remove air from the case when it is closed, thus further retarding the drying of the brushes inside; and finally the case holding paint drying retardant that evanesces into the atmosphere inside the case, further slowing down the drying of the brushes inside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: James Steven Hurley, Hirak Mitra, Donald Carson Lewis
  • Patent number: 8459452
    Abstract: A single use, disposable container for tattoo ink has a generally cylindrical body defining a reservoir for retaining tattoo ink, a base and a cap. The base has a bottom surface. At least one member extends radially from the bottom surface of the base. A layer of adhesive is provided on the bottom surface of the base, but not on the under surface of the radially extending member. A removable protective layer is situated over the adhesive layer. The protective layer has a radially extending portion aligned with the member radially extending from the base. The radially extending base member increases the stability of the container, facilitates removal of the cap from the container body and provides for easy removal of the protective sticker from the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Intenze Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Mario Barth
  • Publication number: 20130062225
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a palette that is attachable to a user's arm. In one example, the palette facilitates transfer of a product from a container to a work surface by serving as an intermediary surface. By attaching to the arm, the palette provides the user with freedom to use both hands while applying the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Barry James LaVaque, Korenzander DuBeq
  • Publication number: 20120308692
    Abstract: An egg decorating kit formable into an egg decorating assembly includes a plurality of decorating accessories for decorating eggs, a box made of foldable sheet material and an attachment made of sheet material. The box includes a top having a plurality of demarcated sections peripherally arranged about a center point of the top of the box. The top has at least one slit that extends from an outer surface of the top to an inner surface of the top and is surrounded by the demarcated sections. The attachment includes a main body portion and a tab portion coupled to the main body portion. The main body portion has printed indicia located on a front side of the sheet material and printed indicia located on a back side of the sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Allison R. Black, Jessica M. Krawczak
  • Publication number: 20120211017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a palette attachable to a finger. The palette facilitates transfer of a product from a container to a work surface by serving as an intermediary surface. By attaching to a finger, the palette provides the user with freedom to use both hands while applying the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Sunil Bajaj, Barry James LaVaque
  • Publication number: 20120193371
    Abstract: A process for producing a canned product comprises the steps of: providing a can (1), a lid (2) and contents to be filled in the can (1), the can (1) having a mouth (13), and the lid (2) having an extension (21) that is able to fit the mouth (13) to seal the can (1); filling the can (1) with the contents; fitting the lid (2) in the mouth (13) of the can (1), such that the extension (21) of the lid (2) forms a fit with a sidewall (11) of the mouth (13). The process further comprises the step of forming at least one bulge (22) on one of the extension (21) of the lid (2) and the sidewall (11) of the mouth (13) after fitting the lid (2) in the mouth (13) of the can (1), wherein while the lid (2) is removed from the can (1), the convex surface of the at least one bulge (22) is engaged with the other of the extension (21) of the lid (2) and the sidewall (11) of the mouth (13) in such a way that the extension (21) and/or the sidewall (11) is destroyed. A canned product produced by the process is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Guangde Lai
  • Patent number: 8091700
    Abstract: A package for holding and displaying paint brushes includes one or more receptacles for holding paint. Once the paint brushes are removed from the package, empty paint receptacles formed in the cover of the package can be filled with paint and thereby serve as an artist's palette. The package can be reused over and over and thereby reduce trash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Loew-Cornell, LLC
    Inventor: Joe Nardozza
  • Publication number: 20110259763
    Abstract: An artist palette is disclosed comprising a three-point anchor system for improved comfort and ease of use. The system comprises a first anchor point including a thumb resting surface and a grasping surface, a second anchor point including a forearm resting surface forming a line with the first anchor point parallel to the forearm, and a third anchor point including a torso resting surface forming a triangle together with the first anchor point and the second anchor point. Optionally, the grasping surface rests inside the palette and either one or more of the forearm resting surface and the torso resting surface includes a concave arc curving toward the first anchor point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas O'Brien
  • Patent number: 7984808
    Abstract: Present patent relates to a rolling painting frame, comprising a box (1) having an opening, a scroll mechanism (2) mounted in said box (1) and a slidable drawer (3) mounted in said box (1), said box (1) comprises a bottom surface (100), an opening surface (101) opposite to said bottom surface (100) and four side surfaces; among the four side surfaces, a first side surface (102) has two mounting holes (103) on it; said scroll mechanism (2) comprises two rotary rollers (200) mounted side by side in said two mounting holes (103) respectively and a painting paper (201) which connects said two rotary rollers (200) and seals said opening of the box (1). The rolling painting frame can realize successive painting without changing the painting paper (201) frequently, it's very convenient for users to place related tools into the drawer and adjust the angle of the rolling painting frame so as to draw more comfortable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Red Point Paper Products Co., Limited
    Inventor: Eddy Lai
  • Publication number: 20110068017
    Abstract: A kit and method of creating a three-dimensional murals that can be modified over time. A wall mountable sheet, such as wallpaper or canvas, contains a background with a general artistic theme. The artist builds on the background and personalizes it to reflect individual interests. A collection of ornamental items is included in the kit and provides the three-dimensional aspect to the mural. The ornamental items may include any number of items, such as beads, ribbons, buttons, rhinestones, photos, etc. In addition, any other object that may be pleasing or relevant to the artist, including photographs, can be incorporated by the artist when first creating the mural, or over time as events occur in the artist's life. The additional items can be in the kit, or obtained from any suitable source. The kit further includes adhesive for securing objects to the wall mountable sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventor: Lisa Feldman
  • Publication number: 20110031136
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments for an apparatus for holding artist supplies in an upright manner. The apparatus comprises a first tier having a first plurality of round openings with a first diameter. A receptacle is positioned below each of the round openings and resilient elastomeric membranes having at least one slit cover each of the first plurality of round openings on the first tier. The apparatus also has a second tier with a second plurality of round openings having a second diameter disposed thereon. Each of the round openings are covered with a slit resilient elastomeric membrane and open to a receptacle positioned directly below the second plurality of round openings. A third tier having a third plurality or round openings with a third diameter is also included. Each of the third plurality of round openings is covered with a slit resilient elastomeric membrane and opens to a receptacle positioned directly below the round openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Mickey Lynn Strain
  • Patent number: 7882955
    Abstract: Pressed powders, such as cosmetics, are more effectively retained within a pan-like container having a bottom, at least one side and a top opening that defines a recess area to receive the pressed powder. Surface features are defined on the inner surface of at least the bottom of the container in order to create a generally lateral force component that the container applies to the pressed powder material to resist cracking of the pressed powder material in response to removal of a portion of the pressed powder material from the top opening. In one embodiment, a non-thermally activated adhesive layer is positioned generally along at least a portion of an inner surface of the bottom of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Ladd Forsline
    Inventors: Ladd Forsline, Susanna Starr
  • Patent number: 7874754
    Abstract: A drip containing one-piece container for use with a fast curing solvent welding liquid, wherein the container comprises a body, a top, a first and second wall end, and a bottom. The container further comprises a neck, a dauber cap, at least two extensions, and a wiper disposed between the extensions. The dauber cap further comprises a stem extending from the lid and a dauber applicator connected to the stem, wherein the dauber applicator and the stem are stored within the container. The dauber applicator retrieves a portion of the fast curing solvent welding liquid through an openings and the wiper removes portions of the fast curing solvent welding liquid allowing the fast curing solvent welding liquid to fall back into the body of the container and keep the removed portions of the fast curing solvent welding liquid from dripping externally to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Inventors: James Ammons, Ronald Allan Ammons
  • Patent number: 7870951
    Abstract: A disposable single use ink cup holder and hand tray for stabilizing and organizing ink cups. A hand tray adjacent the ink cup holder allows a Tattoo Artist access to all the openings for the ink cups while resting his or her hand on the hand tray so any inks or body fluids on the hand stay on the single use ink cup holder and hand tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventor: Mark Anthony Orsi
  • Patent number: 7854561
    Abstract: Removable two piece drip containing lids for sealing one or more liquid holding container having a neck and a neck opening are provided. The removable two piece drip containing lid can include a wiper lid portion having a central opening and a cap portion. The wiper lid portion can include a wiper housing for engaging the outside of the neck; an extension secured to an inner portion of the wiper housing; a wiper connected to at least a portion of the extension. The cap portion can be connected to the wiper lid portion. The cap portion can include an applicator cap; a stem connected to the applicator cap and an applicator connected to the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventors: James Ammons, Ronald Allan Ammons
  • Patent number: 7854560
    Abstract: An adhesive container for use with a liquid adhesive, wherein the container comprises a body, a bottom, a side wall and a top. The container can include a stem extending from the lid and a dauber applicator connected to the stem, wherein the dauber applicator and the stem are stored within the container. The dauber applicator retrieves a portion of the liquid adhesive through at least one opening and the wiper removes portions of the liquid adhesive allowing the liquid adhesive to fall back into the body of the container and keep the removed portions of the liquid adhesive from dripping externally to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventors: James Ammons, Ronald Allan Ammons
  • Patent number: 7819600
    Abstract: A marker pen storage system comprising a housing having a plurality of receptacles for receiving marker pens, each receptacle formed to include an upper and lower cavity, the upper cavity located at the opening of the receptacle and formed to include a first upper inclined section and a first lower inclined section, wherein the first upper inclined section has a greater incline than the first lower inclined section, said lower cavity sized to receive a writing end of a marker pen, receptacle openings are formed immediately adjacent so as to create guidance walls between each receptacle, and prevent a flat upper surface from being formed between adjacent receptacles, and a snap ring formed between the upper and lower cavities, wherein a relatively airtight seal is formed around the writing end of a marking pen when it is completely inserted into the lower cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Claude LaBrasca
  • Patent number: 7717393
    Abstract: A field easel with an integrated sketch box is provided. The sketch box comprises cavities for art supplies, allowing art supplies to be stored inside the cavity and secured with plates covered in memory foam. An easel is hinged to the rear wall of the box such that the easel can display painting support in a multitude of angles, and the easel provides adjustable support clamps that accept different sizes of painting support and can raise and lower the height of the painting support with respect to the box. Optionally, the field easel can be secured to a standardized tripod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventors: Susan Anette Edgmon, Billy Joe Edgmon
  • Patent number: 7694806
    Abstract: An artist's paint box comprising: a substantially parallelepiped box having an interior chamber, combination hinged easel and cover, and storage compartment having a hinged cover; a removably replaceable palette matingly received within the chamber and having opposing cutouts substantially parallel to each other and another cutout transverse to the opposing cutouts, the opposing cutouts and the transverse cutout forming a substantially U shape, a recessed paint color mixing area substantially centrally disposed between and adjacent the opposing cutouts and adjacent the transverse cutout, and a recessed paintbrush and tool holding area adjacent the transverse cutout and opposing the recessed paint color mixing area; removably replaceable paint wells removably and matingly received within the opposing cutouts and the transverse cutout, each of the removably replaceable paint wells having exteriorly disposed opposing side ridges resting on opposing edges adjacent each of the opposing cutouts and other opposing e
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventor: Winston Huggins
  • Publication number: 20100059175
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surface decoration kit comprising a covering for a surface to be painted, wherein said covering is PVC-based and coated with a UV-crosslinkable polyurethane polymer-based protective varnish, and a container containing a urethane-acrylic-based paint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: Tarkett SAS
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Georges
  • Publication number: 20100032322
    Abstract: An artist palette kit consisting of a reusable storage container, a foldable support palette, and a plurality of disposable palette sheets. The backing support is preferably made of single piece of 16 inch by 12 inch paperboard having a centrally disposed living hinge that allows the backing support to fold onto itself forming a palette shaped support that can be held in one hand. The palette sheets are constructed of aluminum foil, or a paper material that is impregnated with foil, to allow a fixed configuration when folded. The foil has a matte finish and is used by the artist for placing of paints thereon while painting. The foil palette sheet allows for ease of disposal of paint by carefully folding the foil onto itself so that no leakage occurs before discarding. Alternatively the foil palette sheet further allows for ease of disposal of paint by carefully folding the foil onto itself and placing the paint into a chilled area for later reuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Hugh O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20090202733
    Abstract: A package for holding and displaying paint brushes includes one or more receptacles for holding paint. Once the paint brushes are removed from the package, empty paint receptacles formed in the cover of the package can be filled with paint and thereby serve as an artist's palette. The package can be reused over and over and thereby reduce trash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Joe Nardozza
  • Publication number: 20090173747
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a bead craft system for making a bead craft. The bead craft system may be used with beads that are wettable and subsequently dryable to adhere to one another. In one aspect, the bead craft system may include a bead storage and dispensing device including a bead storage chamber having a bead storage chamber wall defining a chamber outlet aperture and a bead outlet conduit external to the bead storage chamber wall. The bead outlet conduit has an inlet. The bead storage chamber wall is movable between an unaligned position wherein the chamber outlet aperture is unaligned with the inlet of the bead outlet conduit to prevent the release of beads from the bead storage chamber, and an aligned position wherein the chamber outlet aperture is aligned with the inlet of the bead outlet conduit to permit the release of at least one bead from the bead storage chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Paul Andrew Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20080223736
    Abstract: The paint containing device comprises a first tray and an inclined surface along which a roller can be passed in order to be squeezed to eliminate the excess paint. It also comprises a second tray connected to the first tray such that, when the paint is low in the first tray, it can be supplemented by taking it from the second tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: NESPOLI ENGINEERING KKFT
    Inventor: Alessandro Nespoli
  • Patent number: 7419320
    Abstract: A marker pen storage system comprising a housing having a plurality of receptacles for receiving marker pens, each receptacle formed to include an upper and lower cavity, the upper cavity located at the opening of the receptacle and formed to include a first upper inclined section and a first lower inclined section, wherein the first upper inclined section has a greater incline than the first lower inclined section, said lower cavity sized to receive a writing end of a marker pen, receptacle openings are formed immediately adjacent so as to create guidance walls between each receptacle, and prevent a flat upper surface from being formed between adjacent receptacles, and a snap ring formed between the upper and lower cavities, wherein a relatively airtight seal is formed around the writing end of a marking pen when it is completely inserted into the lower cavity so as to prevent circulation of air to the writing end of an inserted marking pen, and the snap ring produces a snap feel and sound when a marker pen
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventor: Claude LaBrasca
  • Publication number: 20080121549
    Abstract: A paint tray has a tray-like main body with a base surrounded by front, rear and side walls for retaining paint therein. The side walls have upwardly and rearwardly extending attachment portions adjacent their rear ends. The attachment portions have curved end portions above the rear wall to enable the tray to be attached to laterally spaced uprights of a ladder by engaging the curved end portions with respective uprights, with other portions of the tray engaging the uprights below the curved end portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventor: Joseph Bartok
  • Publication number: 20080116084
    Abstract: A painter's palette is disclosed having a mixing area large enough to support the artist's color mixing needs with recessed paint troughs formed or attached to either side of the mixing area to store the various daubs of artist paint, separate the daubs from the main mixing surface, facilitate clean up of the mixing area, minimize the surface area of paint exposed to air, protect the user's sleeves and hands from paint daub contact, add structural integrity to the palette and support the palette at a reasonable distance above a flat surface to facilitate handling of the palette. Trough end caps or closed trough ends facilitate submerging paint daubs in the troughs in water. A centralized opening for the thumb or finger makes left and right hand use possible. The palette preferably has a medium color value or is white to allow the user to judge and facilitate the mixing of paint colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Linda L. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7371144
    Abstract: A kit 10 which includes various implements, such as a container 12, a pair of sunglasses, 40 suntan lotion 45 and a flag 44, colors container 110, 112, 114, and 116 which allows an aesthetically pleasing sand sculpture 200 to be safely and efficiently created. Particularly, some of the implements, such as the lotion 45, are utilized to protect the user of the kit, the container 12 may worn the user of the occurrence of an undesirably high temperature or ultraviolet radiation condition, and the container 110-116 may be used to selectively create a colorful design upon the created sculpture 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Inventors: Patrick Clay Begien, Barry M. Sokol