Includes Edge For Removing Excess Material (i.e., Scraper) Patents (Class 220/695)
  • Patent number: 10961019
    Abstract: A food holding device includes a receptacle member having a body and a surrounding wall for containing food. A flexible strap is attached to the receptacle member. One end of the strap is connectible to secure the receptacle around an object (e.g., a thigh of a child). The flexible strap has ends that are configured for releasable connection (e.g., using hook and loop material). The ends can overlappingly connect to secure the receptacle to the child. The strap can be attached to the receptacle member in a number of ways, and may be removable. A liner and/or a closure device (e.g., lid or drawstring) may be used with the device. The receptacle member can receive and hold a container or a pre-packaged item. The receptacle member can be a pre-packaged item itself with an attached or attachable strap. One or more parts of the device can be disposable and/or reusable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Daddy Loves!, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Martin Di Tata
  • Patent number: 9630446
    Abstract: A paint can drip crown, comprising a generally ring shaped configuration. The ring shaped configuration has an outer surface, an inner surface, an a top surface, and a bottom surface. The outer surface has a pair of downwardly projecting paint can handle base engagement recesses. The inner surface has a generally planar ring configuration. The top surface having a generally angled planar configuration. The bottom surface has an outer wall and an inner wall with a recess there between. There is a paint brush dragging bar having a generally arcuate configuration coupled to the inner surface of the ring shaped configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Donald Kobasky
  • Patent number: 9617072
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for maintaining a sanitary disposal and storage bin for consumed medical products using a storage bin with a liner bag and an attached shielding grommet in the shape of a circle flattened on one end which, when soiled, may itself be placed in the liner bag within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Synaptic Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Charles H. Bowen, P. Mark Bowen
  • Publication number: 20150102045
    Abstract: The present invention overcomes the problems inherent in the use of a paint can and paintbrush to contain the spread of errant paint from accumulating on the rim, outer portion of the can, and otherwise spreading externally. The device comprises a top member that is designed to fit over the entire top of a conventional paint can, and an outer wall extending down the exterior side wall of the can, which includes an internal bead with contoured surface along the bottom circumference thereof forming a secure grip on the can. The outer wall has a curved and angled bottom edge, also slotted relief gaps, both design for fast and easy installation and removal of the device. The device further includes an inner lip shielding the interior side of the paint can rim, and a flat section along the device interior used for scraping off paint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: John Nazlian
  • Patent number: 8960441
    Abstract: A room temperature butter dish has a cover and a base. The base has two end walls and two side walls that a stick of butter resides between. The cover sits over the end walls and side wall and rests on the base. The end walls have raised shoulders and a horizontal knife scraper between the shoulders. The knife scraper is above the height of a conventional stick of butter. Butter can be scrapped off of a knife and rest on top of a stick of butter below. The shoulders of the end walls keep the bottom edge of the cover from hitting any butter as the cover is put on or removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Clever Conceptz LLC
    Inventors: Linda A. Marquis, James Alphonse Marquis, Jeffrey William Londona, Mark Henry Mendez
  • Patent number: 8911142
    Abstract: A bowl and spatula assembly provides an integrated spatula to scrape a mixture efficiently from a mixing bowl. The assembly includes a bowl having a bottom and a perimeter wall extending upwardly from the bottom. An arcuate spatula has opposite ends pivotally coupled to the bowl. The spatula also has an outer perimeter edge abutting an inner surface of the bowl whereby the spatula is configured for scraping a substance out of the bowl when the spatula is pivoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Tyler J. Peoples
  • Patent number: 8757424
    Abstract: A container is disclosed for retaining a substance. The container comprises a cylindrical body extending between a bottom aperture and a top aperture. A bottom plate engages the bottom aperture for sealing the bottom aperture of the cylindrical body. A conical flange extends between a first aperture and a second aperture. The first aperture of the conical flange defines a first diameter. The second aperture of the conical flange defines a second diameter. The second diameter of the second aperture has a greater cross-sectional area than the first diameter of the first aperture. The top aperture of the cylindrical body is secured to the first aperture of the conical flange for coupling the cylindrical body to the conical flange. A tubular body extends between a bottom aperture and a top aperture. The bottom aperture of the tubular body is secured to the second aperture of said conical flange for coupling the tubular body with the conical flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Derek S. Chesser
  • Patent number: 8740012
    Abstract: A heat-sealable, plastic bottle with an internal scraper and an inner seal is described. More particularly, the present application relates to a heat-sealable, plastic bottle having an opening with an internal scraper chord that is less than or equal to the diameter of the circular opening, an inner seal, and a cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Phoenix Closures, Inc.
    Inventor: Len Ekkert
  • Patent number: 8636171
    Abstract: A container trapezoidal in shape for carrying liquids and loose materials. The body of container having an open top with opposite front and back side walls, opposite right and left side walls slanting inwards to a closed bottom. Three adjoining side walls having a flange at top rim angling down inside container forming an overhang. The edge of the flange is used to wipe excess liquid off of applicator. This excess paint drips into the container. The container includes a magnet for holding a brush, a convenient pouring spout and supportive handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Dattilo
  • Publication number: 20140008377
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with a paintable liquid and with a connector that is configured to connect to a stationary object. The apparatus includes a paint container that is configured to operatively contain the paintable liquid once the paintable liquid is received in the paint container. The paint container includes a wall that is configured to surround, at least in part, the paintable liquid being received in the paint container. The wall includes a connector receiver that is configured to cooperatively engage with the connector once the connector is positioned relative to the connector receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Raymond Findleton
  • Publication number: 20130199215
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing a frozen food product in a chamber having a tubular refrigerated wall and a partition which is movable along the chamber between upper and lower positions include multiple steps. First, after positioning the partition at its upper position, a liquid food product mix is introduced into the chamber above the partition so that the mix forms a pool of a selected depth atop the partition. The partition is then moved downward towards its lower position at a selected rate which causes the mix in the pool to flow outward under gravity into contact with the wall where it at least partially freezes to form an adherent uniform frozen mix layer on progressively lower segments of that wall. Then, the frozen mix layer is scraped from the wall to form a multiplicity of frozen scrapings, which are collected in a receptacle and dispensed as a frozen food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Karl Winkler, Patrick Robert Mon
  • Publication number: 20130175281
    Abstract: A container trapezoidal in shape for carrying liquids and loose materials. The body of container having an open top with opposite front and back side walls, opposite right and left side walls slanting inwards to a closed bottom. Three adjoining side walls having a flange at top rim angling down inside container forming an overhang. The edge of the flange is used to wipe excess liquid off of applicator. This excess paint drips into the container. The container includes a convenient pouring spout and supportive handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Dattilo
  • Patent number: 8157122
    Abstract: A lidded container comprising a container body with side walls, a bottom, and a top end with an opening comprising means to retain a lid, and an upstanding edge around the opening having its outer sides in line with the side walls of the container. The upstanding edge is provided with at least one recess, which preferably inclines over the width of the upstanding edge from the opening downwardly to the edge's outer sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventor: James Patrick Dale
  • Publication number: 20110259891
    Abstract: The invention is an ergonomic detachable handle having a grip portion terminating at one end in a contoured band for carrying a paint container and associated brush. The contoured band has a cantilevered support portion with an upstanding peripheral edge for receiving the lip of a container. A spring biased retainer clip is mounted to the cantilevered support portion so that the slidable movement of the spring biased retainer clip traps the lip of the container between the upstanding peripheral edge of the cantilevered support portion and the spring biased retainer clip to securely hold the container to the grip portion of the handle. A shell housing dependent from the cantilevered support portion houses a permanent magnet in contact with the wall of the container to hold a painter's brush magnetically against the magnet on the inside of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Richard R. Thibault
  • Patent number: 8025177
    Abstract: A joint compound container including a body having a generally trough shape formed from two opposing planar side walls separated from one another by a planar floor, and opposing end walls. The container also includes a reinforcing band attached to the body and configured for reinforcing each of the side walls and the end walls where the reinforcing band is displaced from an upper edge of the body only by a distance sufficient to define a scraping edge extending upwardly beyond an upper edge of the reinforcing band and where the scraping edge is formed by the upper edge of the body and supported by the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Robert Bruno, Matthew Earle Myers
  • Patent number: 7992745
    Abstract: A water resistant absorbent towel dispenser. The dispenser includes a container having top, bottom and side walls housing a supply of absorbent towels, and an exterior handle for facilitating transport of the dispenser. The top wall includes a finger-accessible opening through which absorbent towels may be withdrawn. In certain embodiments, the top wall is convex upwardly, but is flexible to enable it to be depressed when dispensers are stacked vertically so as to come into load bearing contact with the towel supply. In some embodiments, the top and bottom walls have interlocking configurations to add lateral stability to vertically stacked dispensers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Sellars Absorbent Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Sellars, Jerry Ballas, Balbir Singh, Neal D. Watson, Ronald A. Bogdanovich
  • Patent number: 7992250
    Abstract: A removable roller surface insert for use with a container of rollable liquid. The insert may, in one embodiment, include a roller surface having an upper edge, and an upper contact portion attached to the roller surface at or near the upper edge. The upper contact portion may be configured to contact an inner sidewall surface of the container at or near the upper rim. All, or substantially all, of the insert may be, when the insert is in a use position, located within a first half of the container, the first half defined by a vertical plane passing through a centerline of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary F. Prokop
  • Patent number: 7988012
    Abstract: A joint compound container has two opposing end walls, and a body having a generally trough shape formed from two planar side walls separated from one another by a planar floor. The body is affixed to the end walls. Each of the side walls shares a respective common radiused edge with the floor of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Robert Bruno, Matthew Earle Myers
  • Patent number: 7784145
    Abstract: A removable roller surface insert for use with a container of rollable liquid. The insert may, in one embodiment, include a roller surface having an upper edge, and an upper contact portion attached to the roller surface at or near the upper edge. The upper contact portion may be configured to contact an inner sidewall surface of the container at or near the upper rim. All, or substantially all, of the insert may be, when the insert is in a use position, located within a first half of the container, the first half defined by a vertical plane passing through a centerline of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary F. Prokop
  • Publication number: 20100206758
    Abstract: A paint container including a main body and a neck portion having a rim with an internal web projecting radially inwardly from the rim, in which the internal web includes an aperture (216) dimensioned such that it can receive an associated dip-tube and remove excess paint from the dip-tube when it is removed from the paint container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord
  • Publication number: 20100089931
    Abstract: An attachment for a paint can having a lid with an annular protrusion fitting in sealing relation with a corresponding annular groove in a top surface of the can body includes an annular base having an annular protrusion adapted and constructed to fit into the annular groove of the can body. A generally planar roller strainer is connected to the base and extends angularly into the can when the base is mounted on the can. A generally planar scraper/handle element extends from the base at a location spaced apart from the roller strainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Kevin Sheehy
  • Patent number: 7507936
    Abstract: A wax applicator stick scraper according to the invention can be fitted onto the top edge of a disposable wax can received in a wax heater and can have a quarter-moon shape with a free edge with rectilinear segments of different lengths and different angles between them to accommodate different widths and shapes of the applicator stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Mastex Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Mast, Joy McCann-Ellis
  • Publication number: 20080000918
    Abstract: A joint compound container has two opposing end walls, and a body having a generally trough shape formed from two planar side walls separated from one another by a planar floor. The body is affixed to the end walls. Each of the side walls shares a respective common radiused edge with the floor of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Bruno, Matthew Earle Myers
  • Patent number: 7191910
    Abstract: A hot fill, blow molded plastic container adapted for vacuum pressure absorption having a pair of flex panels and a pair of columns. The flex panels being defined in at least part by a central portion and a perimeter wall portion adjacent to and generally surrounding the central portion. The flex panels being movable to accommodate internal thermally induced volumetric and pressure variations in the container resulting from heating and cooling of its contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: David A. Deemer, Hassan Mourad
  • Patent number: 7172090
    Abstract: The present invention provides a paint container accessory, which container accessory enables the user to simultaneously protect the annular groove or rim of a conventional paint container as well as the paint brush or implement used in connection therewith. The container accessory comprises a uniquely configured protective rim cover in combination with a painting implement receptacle. The rim cover retains the painting implement receptacle in adjacency to the paint container. The paint brush receptacle used in combination with the uniquely configured rim cover is formed from a material impervious to air and may be enclosed so that when painting implements are placed into the painting implement receptacle, the evaporative processes associated with drying paint process may be slowed. The rim cover is outfitted with structure to prevent horizontal or vertical shift when the rim cover is installed on the rim of a paint container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventor: Vernon V. Jackson
  • Patent number: 6866172
    Abstract: A painter's belt-mounted paint and brush holder especially adapted for stability relative to the painter. It includes an open topped bucket with a rim that drains into the bucket cavity, and a stabilizer integral with the wall of the bucket that rises above the bucket with a substantial area that is drawn against the body of the painter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Inventor: George Shackelford
  • Publication number: 20040173622
    Abstract: A container for holding paintable liquid, the container comprising: a base; a continuous wall extending up from the base and forming a top opening; a gripping means formed in the wall and being sized, shaped, and positioned to permit a user to grip the gripping means to hold the container; a dipping section adjacent to the gripping means, the dipping section being sized, shaped, and positioned to permit a brush to be inserted into the dipping section through the top opening to contact the liquid; and an inclined tongue portion extending upwardly and outwardly from the wall adjacent to the dipping section, the tongue portion being sized, shaped and positioned to permit the brush to be dabbed thereon to remove excess liquid from the brush, and to permit the excess liquid to drain into the dipping section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventor: Raymond Findleton
  • Patent number: 6769136
    Abstract: A paint bucket is disclosed held within a pocket formed in an apron disposed at the front of a user, such paint bucket having a semicircular front portion and a substantially flat bottom and rear portion with the top of the semicircular front portion curving downward to meet the top of the rear portion and having an inwardly disposed planar lip member extending rearward from the inside of the semicircular front portion, defining a paint receipt opening between the planar lip member and the rear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventor: Philip R. Martelly
  • Publication number: 20040134921
    Abstract: A large can (1) suitable for containing a brushable coating composition of the type applied at ambient temperatures to surfaces of buildings and which can is conveniently closeable by a screw-thread lid (7) where the opening (2) into the can is provided with screw-threads (5) formed around its external surface and a brushwipe (9) preferably comprising an edge (10) having different curvatures (10a and 10b) located in a position remote from the screw-threads. Provision of the brushwipe guards against the wiping of an overloaded paint brush on areas of the opening from which paint wiped from the brush could run to block screw threads and so make use of the screw-thread lid impracticable. The can preferably also contains a re-entrant rebate (32) in its side wall (37) to provide a brush rest (34) within the can and also means for guiding a user of the can to hold it in a preferred orientation during painting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Alexandria James Peacop, Peter Booth
  • Patent number: 6622884
    Abstract: This invention comprises a uniquely shaped small paint tray for edger trimmers and pad painters in general with walls extending upwardly from a base and an inclined distribution portion or ramp extending upwardly from the middle of the base and terminating in an upper ledge at a spaced interval from a rear wall. The distribution ramp includes a plurality of spaced raised chevron shaped ridges that distribute the paint on the edger pad. The ramp terminates at a vertical ledge spaced from the rear wall to wipe paint from the pad, which returns into the tray rather than fouling the end wall. A spout is formed in the rear wall between raised portions of the side and rear walls to save and pour paint that accumulates on the base. Side walls join the forward and rear walls. A cover is provided with channels, which fit over and engage mating channels in the base and include flanges having projecting elements, which engage recesses in the cover in a secure fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Brenner International Corp.
    Inventor: Perry Gartner
  • Publication number: 20030094460
    Abstract: A container for holding paint comprising, a base; a wall extending from the base and being closed so as to define a contained area and an opening; a gripping means comprising at least one recess in the wall; a tongue portion extending from the wall to permit a brush to be dabbed thereon for removing excess liquid. The wall tapers outward as the wall extends from the base, such that the cross-sectional area of the opening exceeds the cross-sectional area of the base, the wall and the at least one recess being sized, shaped and positioned to permit the container to be stacked within another said container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventor: Raymond Findleton
  • Patent number: 6318580
    Abstract: A waste catchment system for rollers (2), in particular printing press rollers, comprises an elongate tray (4), a blade assembly (6) attached to the tray (4) and including a blade (10) the free edge of which engages the roller (2) to remove waste material from the roller (2) and direct it towards the tray (4), and a liner (12) within the tray (4) to receive therein the waste material, the blade assembly (6) and one edge of the liner (12) being provided with co-operating male/female elements (20, 22) which are a friction push-fit one into the other to effect a releasable sealing connection between the blade assembly (6) and the liner (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Gary Williamson
    Inventor: Clinton Wayne George Edy
  • Patent number: 6260730
    Abstract: An interchangeable liner for a paint container constitutes a semi-rigid unitary liner having a mouth, a basin portion proportioned for conformal engagement with a solid segment of an interior volume of the container. The liner also includes a circular top, including an outer attachment ring defining a lip proportioned for snap-fittable securement onto a circumferential lip of said paint container, with such liner, one type of paint may be held in it, while a second paint or painter's liquid is held within the paint container proper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Inventor: Marvin N. Fellman
  • Patent number: 6213338
    Abstract: A brush scraper comprising a circular cap having an inner and an outer lip, said inner and outer lips being downwardly disposed to cooperatively and frictionally engage a lid rim of a paint can and an arcuate flange which is substantially upwardly perpendicular to said circular cap and a scraper element comprising a pair of flanges extending substantially horizontally and integral with said arcuate flange and a single flange extending substantially horizontally from said pair of flanges, said scraper element extending between and being supported by said arcuate flange and a pourer which is integral with said arcuate flange, said pourer positioned on said circular cap substantially distal from said scraper element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Inventor: James E. Cogdill
  • Patent number: 6199718
    Abstract: A plastic bucket or pail has a receptacle portion unitarily formed with a grate portion and can be used to apply paint or other suitable materials to a roller. One can squeeze excess paint from the roller by rolling it over the grate. The bucket may be included as part of an integral product in which paint is provided in a sealed bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Inventor: Robert S. Ellis
  • Patent number: 6176389
    Abstract: A container includes a body having at least one wall defining an open area for containing fluid and a member. The body includes a guiding portion for guiding removal of an applicator from the container along a predetermined path and an opening permitting access to the open area of the body. The member includes a wiping portion having an open end. The wiping portion is shaped so that as the applicator is removed from the container along the predetermined path the wiping portion wipes at least two opposed points on a transverse section of the applicator. Also disclosed are systems and methods for dispensing fluid from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: L'Or{acute over (e)}al S.A.
    Inventor: Vincent de Laforcade
  • Patent number: 6119890
    Abstract: A cylindrical can cover to be mounted onto an opening of the can is disclosed, which includes a top plate and a peripheral wall extending downwardly from the peripheral margin of the top plate. The top plate is divided into two parts, one part being stationary on the opening of the can and including a scraper extending across the top plate and extending downwardly from the underside of the top plate, and the other part being swingable up and down and including a folding line extending along the scraper across the top plate. The peripheral wall includes a sealing band connected at a thinner wall portion and having its bottom end extending laterally, and a detachable part extending vertically at each of positions corresponding to opposite ends of the folding line extending to the peripheral edge of the top plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Nihon Seikan Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seizi Kawamata
  • Patent number: 6119303
    Abstract: A paint draining grid adapted to be inserted in a container of liquid that is suitable for application with a roller mounted on a conventional roller frame. The paint draining grid includes a frame having first and second spaced apart frame members wherein each bracket includes a hooked end portion for releasably attaching the paint draining grid to an upper rim of the container such that a grid member extends into an interior region of the container. The grid member includes a plurality of openings for permitting drainage of liquid and is secured between the first and second frame members. At least one squeegee, is affixed to each of the first and second frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Inventor: Frank Passafiume
  • Patent number: 6065633
    Abstract: A multi-compartment receptacle includes a first compartment and a second compartment. Structural provisions allow for the convenient transfer of relatively small quantities of a substance from the first compartment to the second compartment. The second compartment is preferably suitable for holding a paint brush, as well as a relatively small volume of liquid. The receptacle of the present invention can be inexpensively and rapidly produced by a molding process from plastic materials, such as polyethylene. A disposable multi-compartment liner is also provided that includes a liner first compartment, a liner second compartment, and a liner flange. Methods of making such a receptacle and liner are also disclosed, as well as methods for transferring liquids between the receptacle first compartment and the receptacle second compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Roller Coater, Inc.
    Inventor: Bert H. Abbey
  • Patent number: 5924593
    Abstract: A paint brush wiper which can telescope outwardly to accommodate paint containers of various sizes and having a clamping mechanism that may be rotated to accommodate attachment to various arcuate portions of the rim. The paint brush wiper may be used with a variety of paint containers including metal paint cans, plastic paint cans, and paint pails. The wiper may be telescoped inwardly upon a central section and the clamping mechanisms may be rotated 180.degree. to allow nesting the wiper within dead spaces between nested paint containers for shipping or storing purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Inventors: James Leonard Rutledge, Jr., John Kenneth Rutledge
  • Patent number: 5893489
    Abstract: The cover of the present invention includes a base member and a lid which can be fastened to a container such as a paint can to provide an air-tight and fluid-tight arrangement. The base snaps on to a top of a container and includes a central portion, one-half of which is open and the other half of which is closed to provide a shelf. A lid is pivotally attached to the base and includes a spout which is disposed above the opening in the base when the base and the lid are interconnected but arranged so that the lid can be pivoted away from and above the base. The lid also includes a vent which permits the contents of the container to be poured through the opening in the base and the spout in the lid when the lid and the base are tightly interconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Inventor: Gary C. Giarrante
  • Patent number: 5829628
    Abstract: A waste container for use in cutting toe nails has a shelf arranged at least partly over the open top for resting the foot with the toes of the foot projecting over the open top of the container so that cut toe nails fall into the open top. The shelf is inclined to the horizontal such as a front edge thereof is lower than a rear edge thereof and is defined by a top portion of one side wall which is bent inwardly to lie over the open top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: Derek Ure Lount
  • Patent number: 5788104
    Abstract: A combination cap and material tooling device is provided including an elongated blade supported on a base wherein the base includes an engagement portion and an intermediate portion. The engagement portion is preferably provided with threads for engaging threads on a container for a spackling stick whereby the contents of the container may be sealed from air to thereby preserve the contents in a soft pliable putty-like consistency. The intermediate portion is located between the blade and the engagement portion and includes a finger depression for receiving an operator's finger whereby the base may be comfortably used to guide the blade in a spackling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: DAP Products Inc.
    Inventor: Earl E. Hoyt
  • Patent number: 5746346
    Abstract: A paint carrying receptacle and paint carrying device for transporting a multiplicity of paints within a cohesive, compartmented arrangement while maintaining the paints separate pending their application. The receptacle has a generally planar first side wall, a generally planar second side wall, an arcing third side wall, and a bottom wall all mutually sealingly engaged to form a liquid-tight wedge of a cylinder whereby a multiplicity of similar receptacles may be juxtaposed to for a generally cylindrical receptacle arrangement. The receptacles may approximate selected wedges of a cylinder such as one-half, one-third, or one-quarter cylinders. The paint carrying device has a bottom wall, at least one side wall sealingly engaged with and extending upwardly from the perimeter of the bottom wall, and at least one irremovable and sealingly engaged dividing wall for dividing an inner volume of the device into at least two permanently separate compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Inventor: Thomas G. Crilly
  • Patent number: 5676990
    Abstract: A food wiping condiment container for removing excess condiment from a food article after being dipped thereinto. The condiment container has a body, a thin, flexible cap sealingly attached to the body, and a tear-away strip attached to the cap. When the tear-away strip is torn from the cap, a slit is formed in the cap with mutually opposed slit edges. When a food article is partially inserted into the condiment container through the slit, the slit edges of the cap wipe against the food article. Accordingly, after the food article is partially dipped into a condiment stored inside the condiment container, the slit edges of the cap wipe against the food article to limit the thickness of condiment adhering to the food article as it is moved therepast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Inventor: David W. Wawrzynski
  • Patent number: 5662242
    Abstract: A protector against filling the channeled rim of a paint type can is made of a flexible material. It has a concave top which conforms to the shape of the top of the can and fits snugly over the can rim. It also has a centered, preferably elongated hole. The inner bottom edge of the outer leg of the channel has a projection which slips over the bead at the top outer edge of the can and remains below the bead during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Inventor: Raymond Steo
  • Patent number: 5626258
    Abstract: A device for facilitating ease of dispensing of paint from a container utilizing a brush. The inventive device includes a rim engaging assembly for coupling to an upper rim of a paint can. A fluid guide assembly extends across a portion of the rim engaging assembly for guiding fluid from a brush scraped against the fluid guide back into the can, and can also be utilized for facilitating pouring of paint from the can in a directed stream over the rim of the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Inventor: Anthony E. Maiorino
  • Patent number: 5626272
    Abstract: A Drywall tub device including a tub having sidewalls, endwalls, a bottom and a snap-down top, also including a belt attachment and three essential accessory attachments needed to perform the drywall task. The tub which includes the sidewalls, endwalls, bottom and a male snap-down locking tabs on each endwall is molded out of a thermoplastic compound or suitable substance. The hollow tub is used to hold a cleaning solution. The snap-down top is also molded from a thermoplastic compound or suitable substance having two female snap-locks molded into each endwall. The snap-down top's underside has a flexible rubber seal circumferencing the inside outer corner, for when locked into position this will prevent cleaning solution leakage. The snap-down top's underside middle has an attached square rubber piece open and slotted in its middle for holding and cleaning drywall taping knives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Inventor: Darryn M. Klemansky
  • Patent number: 5603428
    Abstract: A container capable of holding materials such as joint compound applied from the container with an applicator to an object includes an open top, a generally semi-cylindrical first wall having a first longitudinal upper edge and a second longitudinal upper edge generally laterally opposite the first longitudinal upper edge, and second walls located generally at longitudinally opposite ends of the first wall. The first and second walls define a volume for holding the material therein. The smooth curvature of the first wall permits material to be withdrawn from the container by a scooping motion of the applicator along a smooth curve generally from the first longitudinal upper edge of the first wall laterally to the second longitudinal edge of the first wall. The applicator is capable of maintaining contact with the first wall throughout the scooping motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Inventor: Claude K. Breckwoldt
  • Patent number: RE35933
    Abstract: A paint holder and delivery device comprising a container. A disposable insert fits within the container to facilitate the application of paint with a paintbrush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: R. B. Schnel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Scholl