Brush (e.g., Swab, Sponge) Patents (Class 206/361)
  • Patent number: 11484047
    Abstract: A seasoning packet having an opening, a pocket made from a first flexible material and being adapted to receive and contain a seasoning, the seasoning pocket being formed by two chambers that communicate with each other via a connecting seasoning pocket portion and further with the opening, two opposed flexible layer extensions made from a second flexible material and extending from an outer edge of the seasoning pocket to the connecting seasoning pocket portion and two opposing rim gaps formed by the flexible layer extensions and a plurality of pocket gap walls and extending from the outer edge of the seasoning pocket to the connecting seasoning pocket portion, the seasoning packet being thus adapted to season a beverageware's or serveware's rim, by allowing folding of the seasoning packet along the two opposing rim gaps and around the rim and squeezing of the seasoning pocket while circling the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Daniel Elisea
  • Patent number: 11479397
    Abstract: The disclosed packaging bags may include a flexible front sidewall and a flexible rear sidewall with at least a first closed edge, second closed edge, and third closed edge coupling the front sidewall to the rear sidewall. A perforation may be formed through the flexible front sidewall and the flexible rear sidewall along the first closed edge. The perforation may extend in a first segment from the first closed edge toward a central region of the packaging bag, in a second segment in a direction along the first closed edge, and in a third segment back to the first closed edge. The second segment may include at least one elongated ventilation slit. Various other related packaging bags and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Diego Suarez del Real Pena, Jose Eduardo Pena Martinez
  • Patent number: 11445813
    Abstract: A wrapper for a paint brush is provided which is intended for use after the brush has been used. In most instances the brush has been cleaned with water or other solvents and then placed in the paint brush wrapper so that the bristles portion of the paint brush are covered. A fastener such as a cord is used to hold the wrapper in place. The wrapper is made of an air permeable material to allow for the brush to dry and then be reused. The wrapper extends the useful life of the paint brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Miriam Dresser
  • Patent number: 11369191
    Abstract: An oral hygiene means, in particular a toothbrush, includes at least one application unit, at least one grip unit and at least one fastening unit that has at least one suction cup and is configured for an at least temporary fastening to surfaces. The suction cup has a non-circular cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TRISA HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Martin Zwimpfer, Kurt Bieri
  • Patent number: 11109669
    Abstract: A brush assembly and a multifunctional brush protector thereof are provided. The multifunctional brush protector includes a sleeve body, an elastic tightening portion and a supporting portion. The sleeve body has a first open end, a second open end corresponding to the first open end, and an accommodating space arranged between the first open end and the second open end. The sleeve body has an outer surface provided with a first washing texture. The elastic tightening portion is formed at the first open end. The supporting portion is formed at the second open end for allowing the sleeve body to be in an upright state, and includes a plurality of retaining pieces that are disposed at an inner periphery of the second open end and extend along a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Tsung-Rey Huang
  • Patent number: 11103676
    Abstract: A package for a medical device such as an intermittent catheter has a case which is closed at one end and open at the other end. A cap is connected to the case by a hinge to permit selectable movement of the cap between an open position, wherein access is provided to the open end of the case, and a closed position, wherein the cap prevents access to the open end of the case. A seal is connected to one of the cap and case. The seal is engageable with the other of the cap and case when the cap is closed to form a barrier that maintains a sterile environment inside the package. The seal can be repeatedly made and broken whenever the user closes or opens the cap, respectively. The case includes a pair of slots at the open end. A pair of latches are formed in the cap. The latches fit into the slots to prevent lateral forces from distorting the cap when the cap is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Martin McMenamin, Daniel E. O'Brien, Vincent Naughton, Joseph N. Hanley, David A. Knauz, Martin P. Creaven, Stephen Collum, Jeanne E. Lee, Siobhan Duffy, Marine Veronique Germaine Richard, Eugene Canavan, Scott J. Pupino, Kieran J. McFadden, Claire O'Grady, Daniel A. March
  • Patent number: 11098097
    Abstract: Disclosed are recombinant polypeptides that include (a) a filaggrin amino acid sequence and (b) a cell importation signal sequence that includes a motif of two to fifteen amino acids, wherein the motif includes at least one arginine residue and at least one methionine residue. Also disclosed are nucleic acids encoding the recombinant polypeptides of the present invention, and compositions that include the recombinant polypeptides and nucleic acids of the present invention. Methods of treating or preventing a skin disease or skin disorder using the compositions of the present invention are also included, as well as kits that include a sealed containing that includes a recombinant polypeptide of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Research Development Foundation
    Inventors: J. Timothy Stout, Binoy Appukuttan, Trevor McFarland
  • Patent number: 10894441
    Abstract: Paint brush holsters and liners are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Ryan Treacy
  • Patent number: 10881754
    Abstract: A disposable antiseptic wipe apparatus includes a bacteria-proof packaging container having an interior compartment. An antiseptic wipe is infused with an antiseptic material and positioned within the interior compartment. The antiseptic wipe has a rolled cylindrical shape. A portion of packaging container is removable from the antiseptic wipe to exposed one end of the rolled, cylindrical shape of the antiseptic wipe while an unexposed end of the rolled, cylindrical shape of the antiseptic wipe is graspable by a user through the packaging container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Benjamin S. Paras
  • Patent number: 10752402
    Abstract: A technique for containing a wet article includes a top section, a middle section removably attached to the top section, and a bottom section removably attached to the middle section. The top section includes a dispenser and an article holding region. The dispenser forms a normally-closed compartment for holding liquid and has a depressible top. The top section is configured, upon depression of the depressible top, to open a passageway between the dispenser and the article-holding region for allowing liquid to flow from the dispenser to the article-holding region. The middle section includes a funnel having a more open end facing the top section and a less open end facing the bottom section. The funnel is configured to conduct fluid released from the wet article from the top section to the bottom section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Cynthia Ann Beauregard, Edward Joseph Beauregard, Craig Edward Beauregard, Bethany Marie Fleming, James William Fleming
  • Patent number: 10512372
    Abstract: A toilet system includes a toilet accessory and an accessory holder means. The toilet accessory is adapted for use with a toilet. The toilet accessory includes a head and a grip sized to be held in the hand of a user. The accessory holder means is configured to mount the toilet accessory to a water tank of the toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Invisibowl, LLC
    Inventor: Trevor J. Back
  • Patent number: 10420408
    Abstract: A hair coloring brush is disclosed having a central base portion, a pick handle extending from the central base portion, and a plurality of bristles extending out from the central base portion, the bristles each have an end portion with the end portions forming a curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Jackie Richardson
  • Patent number: 10285877
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a packaging unit for hygiene articles and a method for forming such a unit. The packaging unit has a first packaging function as a packaging wrap for a non-used article, and a second disposal function as a disposal wrap for a used article. The packaging unit further comprises a user prompting device having a wrap-facing surface and a user-facing surface, wherein the user prompting device is permanently attached to the wrap such that at least a portion of the wrap-facing surface of the user prompting device is in contact with the inner surface of the wrap. The user prompting device is arranged to prompt the user to employ the second disposal function of the packaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Conny Dahlqvist, Ulrika Persson, Sofia Ekstedt
  • Patent number: 10251794
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a flexible packaging, comprised by a polyethylene film, which is useful for packing disposable absorbent articles, such as disposable diapers and panties for babies and adults, feminine pads, pantiliners and the like, which may be opened and closed as many times as needed, wherein it comprises a closing system that is not altered nor loses functionality during the use and allows to open the bag to remove an article and close it again so as to protect the articles that remain inside the bag and avoid the dust, bugs or particles that may pollute same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GRUPO P.I. MABE, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Carlos Canales Espinosa de los Monteros, Lucia del Carmen Sanchez Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10245589
    Abstract: A specimen collection assembly and method for detecting the same are disclosed. The specimen collection assembly includes a specimen collection container having an open top end, a closed bottom end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining an interior adapted to receive a biological specimen. The specimen collection container also includes first indicia containing information. The assembly further includes a cap having thereon second indicia, the cap being removably engagable with the open top end of the container. The second indicia contains the same information as the first indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Craig A. Gelfand
  • Patent number: 10106304
    Abstract: A package (100) for an oral care implement such as one or more toothbrushes can include a transparent or translucent front panel (102) having a flat surface at a consumer-facing side of the package. The package can further include a transparent or translucent back panel (104) attached to the front panel, the back panel having a contoured surface, as well as text and/or graphics (116) on the front panel, wherein the package is configured to be displayed with the front panel of the package facing a viewing location. The front panel can further include an opening tab (120) defined by a tab line (122), a flap (126) defined, at least in part, by the tab line, and an opening cavity (124) in the back panel that is positioned behind the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Robert Moskovich, Daniel Wainless, Alan Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 10016054
    Abstract: The broom and dustpan comprises a broom with a detachable dustpan. The dustpan pivots at the point where the pan couples to the dustpan handle. The dustpan provides a long handle that clips to the broom handle. The combination of a pivoting head and a long handle allows the dustpan to be used by a person standing upright. The dustpan provide a scouring surface around the front outside edge of the pan. The broom provides an auxiliary cover that can be used for storage wipes. The broom provides insertion points for a cloth that may cover the broom bristles to convert the broom into a dust mop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Bharti Parasher
  • Patent number: 9944113
    Abstract: A paint brush storage and protection device includes a base having an upstanding wall, the upstanding wall being continuous from a first side of an open stem area to a second side of the open stem area, the first side and second side of the open stem area being generally parallel to one another along a longitudinal length of said device. The device also includes a top adapted to close against said upstanding wall and at least one latching mechanism. The at least one latching mechanism can be two latching mechanisms associated with either side of the open stem area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Likwid Concepts L.L.C.
    Inventors: Salvatore DePaola, Jr., John Anthony DePaola
  • Patent number: 9821150
    Abstract: A device for positioning a subcutaneous port during an access procedure, said device comprising a dome (1) of plastic material, said dome being shaped to fit directly over the subcutaneous port, and a flange (3) extending laterally from the dome which is able to contact a surrounding skin area, wherein the device is a unitary device which is configured to be deformable or fracturable so as to facilitate removal of the device from the surrounding skin area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Denke Medical Ltd.
    Inventor: Keith Robert Pamment
  • Patent number: 9801520
    Abstract: This unit is created to put the mop away and help it dry when is wet. It has three separate pieces. The main unit, which is in the form of a tall rectangular box, contains four equal sides with spaces for ventilation so that the humidity doesn't get trapped in, and a base that will be used to support the unit. The second piece is a snap on piece that will connect with the main unit that helps hold the mop up and be able to stand vertically firm. The third piece is a small drawer where the water will drip from the mop when wet and be emptied out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Ruben Dario Reyes
  • Patent number: 9669982
    Abstract: A method of packaging a CMP brush having a cylindrical brush portion and a pair of end connection portions. The method includes saturating the brush with a liquid; covering the cylindrical brush portion with a flexible sheet that extends around and engages the surface of the cylindrical portion; engaging each of the end connection portions with a respective end support; inserting the dampened brush into a rigid polymer tubular shipping container and supporting the end connection portions within the polymer tube; and providing an additional exterior self-supporting packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Doering, David Trio, Chintan Patel, Chester L. Bejtlich, Christopher Vroman, Bradley H. Wood, Matthew B. Nicolas
  • Patent number: 9565912
    Abstract: Cement finishing tool cover is provided that is configured to cover a cement-finishing tool having a bundle of fibers affixed to a frame at one. The case having a pair of spaced opposite substantially parallel face panels having an inside surface and an outside surface. At least one of said inside surface of the pair of spaced opposite substantially parallel face panels is equipped with a hanging element that is designed to engage at least portion of the frame of the cement finishing tool so as to prevent the bundle of fibers from coming in contact with a surface when the case is placed on a surface. This protects the fibers from becoming disfigured and adversely affecting the finishing of a cement surface when used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Edward Fatscher
  • Patent number: 9487664
    Abstract: A preserving agent for temporarily storing used paint application tools, in particular paint brushes and paint rollers, is used by immersing at least the paint containing portion of the paint application tool therein. The preserving agent is a water based gel. An electrolyte is used for breaking up the gel afterwards. A device for temporarily storing used paint application tools, and a composite kit, including the device, the water based gel, and the electrolyte are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventors: Sebastiaan Joannes Van Weezenbeek, Michel Hendrikus Wilhelmus Kosman, Sebastiaan Maria Van Der Geest
  • Patent number: 9462866
    Abstract: A bowl (10) comprises a basin (12) and a holding means (28; 34) for positioning a tag (36). According to the invention the holding means (28; 34) is adapted to position the tag (36) on a different level than the level of a tool (18) resting on the basin (12) spaced to a bottom (14) of the basin (12). The bowl (10) may be shaped such, that the movement of the tool (18) take place within a predefined volume, wherein the tag (36) may be positioned at a region not interfering with the volume, where the tool (36) is in motion. Since a soiling of the tag (36) is prevented the information of the tag (36) may not be soiled, so that the risk of exchanging similar bowls (10) by mistake is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: KAO GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Till Nikolas Muhl, Guenter Wissmann
  • Patent number: 9233516
    Abstract: A clothing wipe includes an applicator having a novel odor neutralizing formulation deposited on one layer that is bonded to another layer to form a finger mitt. The applicator is removed from a pouch and rubbed against a person's clothing that may have accumulated a variety of smoke, food, and other odors during an outing. The odors clinging to the clothing are neutralized by contact with the odor neutralizing formulation. The applicator is stored in the pouch when not in use. A method of fabricating the clothing wipe in a web process is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Kusin & Kusin, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ben Kusin, Charles C. Steward, Ronald C. Griepenburg, Edgardo Guce
  • Patent number: 9167891
    Abstract: A protective brush cover is described for use with a makeup brush. In some versions, the protective brush cover comprises a body and a closing feature. In some versions the protective brush cover comprises a body, a lid, and a securing feature. In some versions, the body is operable to hold the head of a makeup brush, and the body may further have an opening such that the handle of the makeup brush may extend through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Brigitte Kirkconnell Shaughness
  • Patent number: 9155606
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and an apparatus for packaging lyophilized implants and other medical devices. In accordance with the invention, a lyophilized implant may be packaged for delivery to the surgical site in a sealed, flexible/expandable, sterile inner pouch. The inner pouch may be further packaged within an outer, sterile package. The inner pouch contains a resealable port through which rehydration liquid may be introduced into the inner pouch without opening the inner pouch. The inner pouch may be made of a flexible, substantially non-stretchable material so that the pouch can expand only to a predetermined maximum size to accept a predetermined volume of rehydration liquid. After rehydration, any excess rehydration liquid within the pouch may be removed via the same port. Next, the pouch is opened via a second opening to expose the implant for removal from the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Bethanie J. Benoit, Karen Elizabeth Kullas, Devang Vijay Shah
  • Publication number: 20150136624
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present invention, and inventive system, is a new and novel dental apparatus containment system with cleaning tool and method of use for retainers, dentures and/or invisalyn trays, clear alighers or other removable dental hardware. In one embodiment of the present invention, the present invention is comprised of a clamshell construction with a hollow interior and a solid plastic exterior. In one embodiment of the present invention, the interior of the lower clamshell has a base with an extension protruding from the base preferably designed to clasp a toothbrush or other bristled cleaning device. When engaged the clamshell may contain both the dental apparatus and the cleaning tool, secured in the clasp, in a fully encapsulated apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald W. Konig
  • Publication number: 20150114863
    Abstract: An integrated toothbrush holder and cover for protecting a toothbrush when not in use from airborne contaminants. The integrated toothbrush holder and cover comprises a rigid, rectangular base holder having three receiving apertures disposed on its top side and three elongated cover portions adapted to cover said receiving apertures. The receiving apertures are sized to receive the base of a conventional toothbrush, so as to allow the toothbrush to be inserted into the hollow interior of the base holder until it contacts the bottom of the rectangular base holder, and support the body of a toothbrush which has been inserted so that the toothbrush can stand substantially upright. The cover portion can then be placed over the toothbrush and the receiving aperture in which it has been placed. Each cover portion is sized to completely cover one receiving aperture, covering a toothbrush disposed therein without its sides touching the bristles of the toothbrush or its top touching the top of the toothbrush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Helena Gray
  • Publication number: 20150068938
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel L. Sinykin, Randy Smith, Scot Smith
  • Patent number: 8939286
    Abstract: A paint brush package apparatus, a packaged paint brush, and methods regarding the use of such paint brush packages, include a convertible package which may be converted from a display state (e.g., paint brush mounted on an elongate display panel of the package) to a protective state (e.g., after detaching the paint brush from the elongate display panel and for protective storage between uses).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, Jeffrey F. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8919558
    Abstract: A package for an oral care implement comprising a container having a display portion and a periphery, and a backing attached to the container for defining an interior for receiving an oral care implement. The backing further comprises a first portion attached to a portion of the periphery for defining an interior of the container and a second portion attached to the display portion; wherein the second portion of the backing further comprises a separable portion that facilitates separation of the first portion of the backing from the display portion and thereby facilitates access to the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Brian Bloch, David K. Lee, Alan Sorrentino, Quang Nguyen, Paul D. Carse
  • Patent number: 8887940
    Abstract: A container is provided for carrying a quantity of paint and a plurality of tools; a flange element is comprised having a variety of holes, recesses and magnets to receive tools and supplies; the container optionally comprising a bail type handle, sealing lid and carrying strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Taras Kiceniuk, Jr., John Denton Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20140299496
    Abstract: A dish cloth holder, which includes decorative covers to use as a display for the room while the dish cloth and other sink items are able to dry more effectively within.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Bradford Deyon
  • Patent number: 8827077
    Abstract: A caddy device having a walled enclosure with an opening therein, an interior space and a floor, there being a plurality of holding compartments disposed about the interior of the walled enclosure, with one holding compartment preferably having a wall with apertures therein for facilitating drainage of liquid from the holding compartment into the container space, another compartment being separated from the enclosure interior space for storing items therein; and a plunger compartment provided for storing a plunger separate from the other items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Wallace L. Cummins
  • Patent number: 8740831
    Abstract: A wiper comprises a rod (20), a wiping body (30) provided at one end of the rod and an outer packing; the rod (20) is of elasticity, the outer packing is a tube-like container (10) having both ends closed permanently and an easy break-off mark (13) provided on the tube wall; the wiper is firm, airtight and capable of being opened easily, and can be used conveniently and rapidly; the rod and the tube-like container are made from thermoplastic materials by technologies such as extruding, injection-molding and the like, both ends of the tube-like container are closed through fusion, mechanical seal and other manners, and the wiper has a simple production technology and is suitable for mass production and wide application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Longood Medicine (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhendong Wu
  • Publication number: 20140144797
    Abstract: Paintbrush Holder can be hook onto the side of a paint can, allowing the paint to be easily accessed at all times. This unique product can comprise a plastic holder that can resemble and fit over a paintbrush head. The holder can have two aluminum hooks for attaching the paintbrush the paint can. The holder can also have a magnet to secure the paintbrush to the holder. At the bottom of the holder can be a slit for easy washing and draining of the paintbrush holder. The holder can be offered in three different sizes to accommodate different-sized paintbrushes. Each size can correspond with the colors orange, yellow, green. The exact specifications, materials used, and method of use of paintbrush holder may vary upon manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Lash Laniakea Lareau
  • Patent number: 8733852
    Abstract: A toilet brush caddy is provided, includes a unitary one-piece housing, and is capable of supporting a toilet brush. The housing includes a brush receptacle and the toilet brush includes a handle and a cleaning head having a plurality of bristles. The caddy is capable of supporting the toilet brush such that the toilet brush is supported at an angle relative to the vertical, only contacts a front side of the brush receptacle, and the bristles do not contact any other portion of the brush receptacle when the brush is supported by the caddy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Quickie Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Brian Gold, Matthew David Marhefka
  • Publication number: 20140110285
    Abstract: A firearm cleaning kit includes a base cleaning kit, at least one module attachment element affixed to an exterior portion of the base cleaning kit, and a first modular kit case adapted for storing at least one specialized cleaning implement. The base cleaning kit is adapted to store cleaning implements for a first class of firearm. The base cleaning kit includes a tool insert secured to an interior region of the case, and a first firearm cleaning tool secured within the tool insert. The first modular kit case is sized smaller than the base cleaning kit, and includes a first external fastening element adapted for releasable securement to the at least one module attachment element of the base cleaning kit. The specialized cleaning implement not included in the base cleaning kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventor: Nicholas Williams
  • Publication number: 20140102926
    Abstract: A protective case for a paintbrush comprises a releasably engageable body and a cap. The body has a mouth for receiving bristles of the paintbrush. The cap has an end wall and a skirt extending from the end wall. The end wall has an aperture configured to allow a handle of the paintbrush pass therethrough. The bristles of the paintbrush are enclosed in the protective case when the cap and the body are engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Bidwell
  • Publication number: 20140102925
    Abstract: A tool caddy with vertical inner and outer compartment support sections. The inner and outer sections are made of a semi-rigid, semi-flexible material such as thermoplastic and joined to each other at their respective upper ends by a saddle. The support sections are generally pre-formed to fit the tapering radius of a selectable container and each support section has at least one compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Jack M. Jacobson, Jeffrey D. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 8695837
    Abstract: A paint tray accessory and assembly provides an impermeable plastic cover and a membrane cover for use with a paint tray and paint roller of conventional manufacture. The membrane cover comprises a first frame member, a second frame member and a fluid regulating membrane. The membrane is flexible and stretchable which provides means for more evenly coating the sleeve of a paint roller during use of the assembly. The membrane also provides a tractive surface for the paint roller sleeve. The frame members are configured to retain the membrane within the frame members and to protect the membrane during use. The first frame member is intended to remain in position while the second frame member is flexibly rotatable relative to the first frame member at the points of certain “breaks” between the two frame members, also considered a “hinged” point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Gerhard-Sorenson Corporation
    Inventor: Gregg R. Sorenson
  • Publication number: 20140083885
    Abstract: An oral care kit (1000) including a package (100), a toothbrush (200) positioned within the package and a backer card (300) comprising a window aperture (30). The oral care kit provides the user with the ability to view a portion of the toothbrush, such as the head (210), from both the front and rear of the package while maintaining the package in an enclosed state. In one embodiment of the invention, the package comprises a front cover (101) comprising a substantially transparent window portion (130) and a rear cover (102) comprising a substantially transparent window portion (120), the rear cover coupled to the front cover to form a receiving cavity (115). The backer card is positioned within the receiving cavity between the toothbrush and the rear cover so that the window portion of the rear cover, the window aperture (301) of the backer card, a portion of the toothbrush, and the window portion of the front cover are transversely aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: David K. Lee, Quang Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140076744
    Abstract: A brush, particularly a vibrating paint brush, has a tapered connection with a detachable brush head. A damper sufficiently flexible to reduce the amplitude of vibration of the grip portion and sufficiently rigid to enable use as an ordinary paint brush may be provided between a grip and an active portion of the handle. The vibration measured at the root of the bristles may have an amplitude in the range 1.5 to 3.5 mm and a frequency in the range 60 to 100 Hz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jean-Francois QUESTIAUX, Jean Vilain
  • Publication number: 20140076757
    Abstract: A storage container that contains bathroom cleaning utensils such as a plunger and toilet brush. The storage container may include an internal compartment, with a notch on the bottom surface of the bottom end. The notch may be shaped to fit around the edge of a toilet bowl. A channel may lead into the internal compartment. Therefore, a user may secure the storage container to the edge of the toilet bowl and either plunge or clean the toilet. Then the user may place the plunger or toilet brush into the compartment over the channel. Therefore, any dripping water may be caught by the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Devon Peteroy Fredankey, SR.
  • Patent number: 8672128
    Abstract: A container for sanitizing an article includes a case defining a central void sized to accommodate at least a portion of the article, a receptacle in fluid communication with the central void, and a granular, antiseptic media disposed within the receptacle. The granular, antiseptic media includes at least one out-gassing, antimicrobial agent such as, thyme oil or thymol. The granular, antiseptic media may further include a granular, fragrance blended with the granular, out-gassing, antimicrobial agent in a select ratio to remediate an antiseptic odor of the out-gassing, antimicrobial agent. The article may be a toothbrush or other type of brush, a mouth guard, a comb, a sponge, or other article which may be stored in a damp or wet condition after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dr. Tung's Products
    Inventor: Colin Davis
  • Patent number: 8668085
    Abstract: A paint brush cover has a bottom opening; a stretchable, breathable, moisture-wicking fabric body with an internal volume less than a volume of an inserted paint brush head; and a top opening narrower than the fabric body and the paint brush head and sized to freely admit the brush handle. A paint brush is inserted handle-first through the bottom opening until the wider brush head registers in a fully covered position with the brush head stretching the fabric body into moisture-wicking contact against the bristles, and with the bristle ends spaced above the bottom opening. The bottom opening may be stiffened with a flexible stiffener that flexes open when a brush head is inserted, or with a closure flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew D. Oliver
  • Patent number: 8636169
    Abstract: A tote having both a caddy and a removable mini caddy is disclosed. The removable mini caddy attaches to the caddy with a series of guide walls and guide rails that allow the removable mini caddy to be cooperatively received by the caddy. The handle of the removable mini caddy nests with the handle of the caddy while they are attached, providing the user with a single handled tote that is easy to transport and use while still having the convenience of an extra tote where objects can be temporarily removed and then replaced without the need for transferring the objects from one tote to another. The removable mini caddy may be easily removed and then replaced within the caddy while remaining securely in place during use and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Casabella Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Andre Sampaio
  • Patent number: 8607979
    Abstract: A paint brush protector and maintenance device provides storage, protection, and care for paint brushes includes a clamshell enclosure that opens to encase bristle and ferrule portions of a paint brush. The enclosure in at least one embodiment provides a rigid plastic to ensure that the bristles remain in a straight position and a plurality of drying holes along a front surface to aid in drying the bristles after cleaning. An end portion of the enclosure has a compressible stabilizer pad to hold the paint brush securely in place. The apparatus also provides a brush comb that clips onto the exterior of the enclosure providing a toothed comb and a pair of stiff bristle brushes to clean and condition the bristles as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Scott G. Cody
  • Patent number: 8579114
    Abstract: There is provided in a preferred embodiment of the present invention an improved packaging device comprising a plastic casing having a depressed compartment, a plurality of wings extending from the plastic casing and a connector to secure the wings of the plastic casing around the product. Preferably, the improved packaging device also includes a folding hanger that extends from the proximate end of the plastic casing, and is used to display the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Allway Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Gringer, Yuan Fang Cheng