Brush And Broom Patents (Class 248/110)
  • Patent number: 11019812
    Abstract: A modular tackle container includes a bucket having a sidewall. The sidewall has an inner wall, an outer wall, and a top surface connecting the inner wall and the outer wall. A plurality of brackets are configured to be removably supported on the top of the sidewall. Each of the plurality of brackets has an outer portion configured to face the outer wall, a top portion configured to engage the top surface, and an inner portion configured to face the inner wall. The inner portion includes a generally tee-shaped support. A holder is releasably attachable to the tee-shaped support. The holder has a receiver configured to slide onto the tee-shaped support such that the tee-shaped support vertically supports the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: David Glassberg
  • Patent number: 11013392
    Abstract: A multi-surface spray mop system having a spray mop and mop stand. The mop having an elongated segmented body with at least an upper pole section and a lower pole section releasably coupled. The mop stand supports and maintains the spray mop in an upright position above a floor surface by maintaining the center of gravity of the spray mop within a base of a support area defined by the mop supporting stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: FOR LIFE PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph A. McDonnell
  • Patent number: 10918200
    Abstract: A toothbrush including bristles extended from one end of the toothbrush, a handle extended from another end of the toothbrush opposite the one end, and any of an attachment hole, arranged between the bristles and handle and configured to receive a support leg to be attached therein, and a groove are provided, either of which may improve drying and therefore decrease in transmission of pathogens via the bristles by, for example, improving air circulation to the bristles raised away from a surface via action of the end and the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: 3D HOLDING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Calvin Dudley
  • Patent number: 10821773
    Abstract: A device for use in paint touch ups comprises a container, holding paint, its lid having a channel there through to securably accommodate a brush handle (and in the absence of a handle, being otherwise plugged shut) and a flexibly placed accessories box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Vincent Cheng
  • Patent number: 10416027
    Abstract: A battery-powered temperature probe for measuring the temperature of food products within a cooking utensil. The temperature probe includes a temperature sensor and a control housing positioned at opposite ends of a flexible arm. The flexible arm is magnetically attachable to the cooking utensil such that the temperature sensor is in thermal communication with the food products and the control housing is positioned outside of and below the top of the cooking utensil. A radiant heat shield may be included in the control housing and the control housing may be oriented such that temperature-sensitive components, such as the battery and display, experience reduced temperatures during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Tyler Brown, Christopher Nils Naber
  • Patent number: 9899011
    Abstract: A guitar support assembly engages a handle of an amplifier and receives a neck of a guitar. The guitar support assembly includes a body that has an upper surface and a lower surface. The body is bound by a perimeter edge that has a front side, a rear side, a first lateral side and a second lateral side. The front side has a notch that receives the neck of the guitar or another string instrument. A tab is attached to the rear side and extends away from the body. The tab is spaced from the first lateral side and the second lateral side. The body is situated on the amplifier such that the notch receives the neck of the guitar and retains the guitar in a vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: James Gallo, Rocco Gallo
  • Patent number: 9841138
    Abstract: An adjustable hanger device including a base plate mountable to a support surface, and an elongated slide bar attached to the base plate and spaced apart therefrom. The hanger device includes a flexible strap, a first end of the strap is attached to an end of the slide bar, a length of the strap being disposed at a first angle relative to the length of the slide bar. An adjustable fastener is provided to adjustably secure the strap to the slide bar at a point between the first and second ends of the strap, the strap being twisted axially to form a spiral loop, the loop defining an opening disposed at a second angle relative to the length of the side bar; and wherein an implement can be supported via the hanger device by inserting the handle into the loop and allowing the implement to return to a vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Leonard W. Angelastro
  • Patent number: 9644425
    Abstract: An apparatus with: a handle, a bolt, a feature for attachment or storage of tools, two or more wedges, and an elastic belt that allow for hanging or storing tools and equipment on an extension ladder such that there is a maximal amount of surface contact and compression between an expanding clamp mechanism and the interior of a ladder rung. The apparatus can be configured in an almost infinite number of ways as desired by the user for length and features for attachment and it uses many off the shelf and easily obtainable components making repair and modification convenient for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Cory Gordon
  • Patent number: 9545815
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for the improved application, transportation, and storage of surface coating materials including: paints, stains, cleaners, and preservatives; the present method employs a carrying and storage container in conjunction with a sealing lid; with the lid in place liquid coating materials and wet tools can be stored for extended periods of time between coating application jobs without the need to empty the container or wash out the tools; both magnetic means and selective enclosure are taught by the present invention for effective wet tool storage, whereby eliminating washing up saves time and coating products, as well as conserving wash up supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Taras Kiceniuk
  • Patent number: 9016640
    Abstract: A stationary base with at least two door shrouds extending from a tower portion. The tower portion has at least one groove communicating with a groove guide. An actuating housing is attached to the groove guide and connected to at least one force member positioned between the base and the actuating housing. At least one containment door is positioned in a door groove adjacent each door shroud. Each containment door communicates with the actuating housing with at least one guide pin positioned in a guide slot of each containment door, the guide slot being angled at a predetermined angle to translate vertical movement of the actuating housing to horizontal movement of each containment door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: RKS Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi K. Sawhney, Kavinder Singh, John Vernon
  • Patent number: 8955818
    Abstract: A stabilizer-damper for stabilizing a broom, mop, or other long-handled device while such device is resting against a countertop or other surface. The stabilizer-damper is a device that provides stabilization to prevent the long-handled device from falling to the floor and also provides a damping effect to lessen the intensity and harshness of the sound if the long-handled device happens to fall to the floor. The stabilizer-damper fits onto the handle and provides a frictional surface to resist movement of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Derek K. Gauger, Thomas Heath
  • Patent number: 8919713
    Abstract: The disclosure and claims herein are directed to a paint can holder for attachment to a ladder, the paint can holder comprising a shaft having a first end, a second end, a top surface with a first friction area at the first end of the shaft, and a bottom surface with a second friction area at the second end of the shaft, configured such that inserting the shaft inside a rung of the ladder secures the paint can holder to the ladder, and a holding portion coupled to the second end of the shaft, the holding portion comprising a groove configured to receive a handle of a paint can, at least one opening, and at least one magnetic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis W. Reusser
  • Patent number: 8905363
    Abstract: A paint brush is attached to the rim of the mouth of a paint can such that the bristles of the brush are vertically above the mouth of the can and are oriented at an angle of between about 0 and about 90 degrees from the vertical. A notch is formed on the side of the mid portion of the brush between the handle and the bristles or in the ferrule of a paint brush where the brush is provided with one. The notch is defined by an upper face oriented toward the handle of the brush, and a lower face oriented toward the set of bristles. The upper face, the lower face as well as the space between the upper and lower faces are all dimensioned such that when the brush is attached to the rim of the paint can, the rim bears against the notch at a point adjacent to its upper face while the lower face of the notch bears against the rim sufficiently to position the brush at an angle from the vertical of less than about 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: LDRRS Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn Nelson McCaul
  • Publication number: 20140325779
    Abstract: A brush holding device for holding a brush may include a top surface, a front surface connected to the top surface, a pair of opposing side surfaces connected to the top surface and the front surface, a bottom surface connected to the pair of side surfaces and the front surface; and a back surface connected to the top surface and the pair of side surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Amy Dansby
  • Publication number: 20140263877
    Abstract: A toothbrush holder that slides over an existing wall mount toothbrush holder and holds a diversity of toothbrushes. The toothbrush holder comprises top and bottom horizontal sections that are connected to each other by side walls forming a sleeve, enabling it to slide over an existing wall mounted toothbrush holder. The top and bottom horizontal sections may have at least one gripping member that frictionally holds toothbrushes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Sidney Joseph Vidaver
  • Patent number: 8833717
    Abstract: An hanger apparatus including one or more extension elements with each extension element including a top portion and a bottom portion with the top portion having at least one flexible connector connection with the top portion also in communication with the bottom portion and the bottom portion including apertures for connecting a pool pole-head attachment, with the apparatus additionally including a flexible connector connecting to the at least one flexible connector connection of the top portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: George David Holmes
  • Patent number: 8800941
    Abstract: A utility clip is disclosed wherein the clip can hold a variety of tools and can be used commercially or in the home. The clip comprises a first and second clamping member, with each clamping member having alligator teeth positioned facing each at the inner distal end of the members, with at least one and possibly two useful tools positioned at the proximal end of each of the clamping members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Unique Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Kahn
  • Patent number: 8635737
    Abstract: A wringer has a support surface and a first wringer surface depending from the support surface to a second wringer surface having perforations and curving to a free edge substantially below the support surface. The second wringer surface may be curved in an approximately 180 degree arc. The first wringer surface may be flat and also perforated. The support surface may be formed as an inverted channel structure with a closed upper surface and an angled surface extending away from the first wringer surface. The angled surface may extend at an angle approximately 45 degrees. The wringer may be used with one or more buckets, where the wringer is supported from the rim of one bucket or from the adjacent rims of two buckets. A flat first wringer surface may be used to ring a flat mop, and the curved second wringer surface may be used to wring a round mop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Micronova Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip LeCompte, C. Travis Hunsucker
  • Patent number: 8636260
    Abstract: A stabilizer-damper for stabilizing a broom, mop, or other long-handled device while such device is resting against a countertop or other surface. The stabilizer-damper is a device that provides stabilization to prevent the long-handled device from falling to the floor and also provides a damping effect to lessen the intensity and harshness of the sound if the long-handled device happens to fall to the floor. The stabilizer-damper fits onto the handle and provides a frictional surface to resist movement of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Product Harmonics, Ltd.
    Inventors: Derek K. Gauger, Thomas Heath
  • Publication number: 20140007403
    Abstract: A display fixture for displaying an object, such as bound media, includes a base having a shelf engaging portion that mounts to an underside of a shelf, a brush support portion and a brush having an elongated spine. The elongated spine is received by the brush support portion and a plurality of flexible bristles that depend downwardly from the elongated spine. The distal ends of the plurality of flexible bristles are free from contacting the base, and when not engaged with the object, the flexible bristles are oriented substantially normal to the shelf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Johnson, Erin L. Zobel, Peter H. Rozes, Jeffrey A. Jones
  • Patent number: 8550299
    Abstract: The present invention is methods and devices for encouraging, educating, entertaining, and or motivating children to brush their teeth. In preferred embodiments of the invention, one or more characters are used, each with its own look and personality. The characters are used in a variety of forms and media as the shape of functional devices, advertising, education and entertainment. The characters may also be animated. The characters and their images, associated slogans and brand name may be used on a line of merchandise. The invention in a preferred embodiment includes a toothpaste dispenser or a toy in the shape of one of the characters. The toothpaste dispenser or toy, in a preferred embodiment, is able to talk to, play a song or otherwise communicate with the child to give entertaining, educational or motivating messages to the child regarding brushing their teeth. The invention in another embodiment includes one or more of the characters in the form of finger and or hand puppets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Alicia H. Lohmann
  • Patent number: 8517187
    Abstract: A sanitary toothbrush holder is disclosed. In place of traditional vertical toothbrush placement one or more toothbrushes can be secured on two oppositely positioned drying rack arms extending forward of the base of an upright rear panel of the holder. Pairs of alternating in depth slots along the length of each one of the drying arms permits an operator to position at least one toothbrush within at least one pair of slots at an angle to the horizontal for enhanced moisture drainage therefrom, with the alternating slot arrangement preventing bristle portion cross contamination when two or more toothbrushes are secured on the holder. Provisions are also provided for a toiletry shelf, and removable wall mounting of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventors: George Westphal, Alan Rosenfeld
  • Patent number: 8464868
    Abstract: A cleaning article holder is provided which is capable of fitting within a cabinet drawer and supports in a nonvertical position one or more cleaning articles having a neck that extends between a cleaning head and an elongated handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Gary Iver Kruger, Susan Kruger
  • Patent number: 8424817
    Abstract: An article holder includes a base having a chamber and two opposite grooves, and having two ears, a follower having two projections slidably engaged with the grooves of the base and having a latching tongue, a carrier member having a pivot shaft extended from a protrusion and pivotally engaged with the ears of the base and having an engaging cavity, a spring member biases the latching tongue to engage with the engaging cavity of the carrier member at a working position, the carrier member is pivotal relative to the base to a storing position when the latching tongue of the follower is disengaged from the engaging cavity of the carrier member, a gripping block is pivotally attached to the carrier member and biased to engage with an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Chen
  • Publication number: 20130062477
    Abstract: To facilitate any painting task, painters have a variety of sizes of paintbrushes specifically designed for the job at hand. It is essential for painters to maintain several brushes to accommodate any painting job. Unfortunately, properly storing paintbrushes during use can often present a challenge. Many painters simply place their paintbrush directly inside the paint pail, or store the brushes upside down in an empty paint can. Storing the paintbrush in this manner can prove detrimental to the paintbrush bristles, often resulting in dried and matted bristles. Storing a paint brush upside down during use can also result in paint running down the brush and coating the handle in a hard to remove residue. The Brush Buddy's uniquely designed storage receptacle protects expensive paintbrushes and facilitates a clean and efficient working environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Mark D. PloescL, Scott E. Hitson
  • Patent number: 8333300
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a holder for an applicator for a fluid may include a magnet for holding the applicator over the container. The holder for the applicator may attach to the rim of the container or may be attached to a container holder. The container holder may include a handle and may be used with a container having bucket handles. In an embodiment, the container holder may include a band with notches for receiving a pivot where the handles connect to the container. In an embodiment, the container holder may include a clip for attaching to a ladder and/or may not necessarily include a applicator holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Alejandro Diaz
    Inventor: Alejandro Diaz
  • Patent number: 8162275
    Abstract: A gallon paint can, brush, and scraper/wire brush holder for use with hollow D-rung ladders. The device includes an annular support member defining a recess into which a can, typically a standard one gallon paint can, or other container can be placed. The can, brush and scraper/wire brush are secured and prevented from falling through the recess of the ladder rung. Attached to the device is a rung insert member, comprising a smooth or ribbed tube with Neoprene washer inserts which can be inserted through the hollow rung in a snug fit, allowing the can to self-level by operation of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis Reusser
  • Publication number: 20110174823
    Abstract: Toothbrush holder with disposable liner comprises a three-tiered support structure that is substantially easier to clean than conventional designs. The disks for both versions may be identical including a top portion with a plurality of apertures for inserting the handles of a plurality of toothbrushes. The toothbrushes may rest on the center disk and it may contain numerous small apertures resembling small funnel-like holes enabling the water to be drained onto the lower disk(s). A disposable liner pad with a small tab may be placed in the bottom disk. Users may lift up on the tab to remove and discard the used pad as often as they deem necessary. A new, replacement pad may then be placed in the disk. Also a horizontally or vertically mounted plastic container is included for storing the disposable pads which may comprise a kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Ivanilda Silva
  • Patent number: 7904988
    Abstract: A toothbrush with a bristled head and a handle that includes a pivotable stand. The stand is movable between a collapsed position where an interior surface of the stand is proximate an outer wall of the handle, and an extended position where the stand extends outwardly away from the outer wall and at an angle thereto. This movement is effected by contacting a small flange or a lever on the stand that extends slightly outwardly from the handle. Preferably, the stand is U-shaped and is configured to be received in a complementary cavity in the front wall of the handle. When in the extended position, the legs of the stand together with the end of the handle may be placed in contact with a horizontal surface thereby causing the brush to be oriented in a head-down position with the bristles retained a distance above the surface so that they can drip-dry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Vorsten Enterprises Ltd.
    Inventors: Volker Stein, Robert G. Dickie
  • Patent number: 7870636
    Abstract: A wringer has a support surface and a first wringer surface depending from the support surface to a second wringer surface having perforations and curving to a free edge substantially below the support surface. The second wringer surface may be curved in an approximately 180 degree arc. The first wringer surface may be flat and also perforated. The support surface may be formed as an inverted channel structure with a closed upper surface and an angled surface extending away from the first wringer surface. The angled surface may extend at an angle approximately 45 degrees. The wringer may be used with one or more buckets, where the wringer is supported from the rim of one bucket or from the adjacent rims of two buckets. A flat first wringer surface may be used to ring a flat mop, and the curved second wringer surface may be used to wring a round mop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Micronova Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip LeCompte, C. Travis Hunsucker
  • Patent number: 7854034
    Abstract: A brush includes a head section having a scrubbing area and a handle section coupled to and extending from the head section. The handle section includes a proximal segment, a distal segment coupled to the head section, and a recess segment positioned between the proximal segment and the distal segment. The recess segment includes a recess having a first sidewall and an opposite second sidewall. The recess includes a center point between the first sidewall and the second sidewall. The proximal segment extends from a free end of the handle section to the center point and the distal segment extends from the center point to the head section. The weight of the proximal segment of the handle section balances the combined weight of the distal segment of the handle section and head section when the recess is placed on a dividing wall of a double sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventor: John L. Welsh
  • Patent number: 7819366
    Abstract: An integral paint brush holder (10) having a base (22) and a post (24). The post (24) has a lower end (26), an intermediate portion (28) and an upper end (30). The lower end (26) is connected to the base (22). The intermediate portion (28) extends upwardly from the lower end (26) while the upper end (30) is supported above the intermediate portion (28). In addition, the paint brush holder (10) has at least one generally horizontal support (40) extending from the upper end (30) of the post (24) and having an associated distal end (46). Furthermore, the paint brush holder (10) has a hook (50) on the intermediate portion (28) of the post (24). The hook (50) is vertically between the base (22) and the support (40), and the hook (50) has a downwardly opening shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventors: Henry F. Paga, Jr., Guy D. Vaiasicca
  • Patent number: 7766287
    Abstract: A brush holder designed to hold brushes used to apply liquid coverings to surfaces. The holder is securely attached to the brush. The holder allows the brush to then be supported form the top of the liquid container. The holder further allows the distance between the brush and the container surface to be adjusted as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Linzer Products Corp.
    Inventor: Frank Marino
  • Publication number: 20100163692
    Abstract: An attaching mechanism to attach to a paintbrush. The attaching mechanism comprises a hook so that when the attaching mechanism is attached to a paintbrush, the paintbrush can be hung by the hook on a rim of a paint can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Robert G. Gronbach
  • Patent number: 7721899
    Abstract: A toothbrush holder supports one or more toothbrushes in an equilibrium position between a retention cavity in an inclined base wall and a corresponding recess in an edge of a top wall. The retention cavity is preferably a hole in the inclined base wall and the recess in the top wall is preferably arcuate. The top wall is supported by a rear wall between the inclined base wall and the top wall. Support legs extending from the back of the rear wall allow the holder to be freestanding. Attachment means on a vertical upper portion of the rear wall allow the holder to be secured to a wall. The walls of the holder can be made from a single sheet of material, such as acrylic sheet or metal sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Edward L. Lambert
  • Publication number: 20090308988
    Abstract: An attaching mechanism to attach to a paintbrush. The attaching mechanism comprises a hook so that when the attaching mechanism is attached to a paintbrush, the paintbrush can be hung by the hook on a rim of a paint can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Robert G. Gronbach
  • Patent number: 7624956
    Abstract: A device for fastening an exhaust manifold to an internal combustion engine is provided. The device includes two parts. A first part that has first elongated holes for a screw fastening to the engine and openings for a screw fastening of a second bracket part. The second bracket part is fork-shaped, angular, and has on the angle branch facing the first bracket part second elongated holes and on the other angle branch, third elongated holes. The longitudinal axes of at least two of the elongated holes are oriented perpendicular to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Heinrich Gillet GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Steigert, Lan Huynh, Steffen Kauffmann
  • Publication number: 20090262606
    Abstract: A toothbrush holder for holding toothbrush is provided that comprises a body having concaved depression for receiving the toothbrush, a sensor provided in the concaved depression, a display activated by the sensor for a predetermined time and a counter capable of receiving signal from the sensor and communicating with the display. When the toothbrush is removed from the depression, the sensor is operated to transmit a signal to the counter that in turn activates the display for a predetermined time. Further provided is a method of doing business that comprises exposing a user to a message of an entity each time the user brushes his teeth and charging the entity for exposing their message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventor: Yechiel Trost
  • Publication number: 20090242442
    Abstract: A holder that will support one or more desired items, for example, tooth brushes, brushes, razors, or other items, in a manner that positions the bristled or used portion thereof is held outwardly beyond a front edge of a support device so that when the holder is positioned adjacent a sink or an edge of a counter, liquids or other materials on the held item will drain away from the held item whether it is a tooth brush, a make-up brush or some other item, into the sink or a container positioned beneath the counter edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Leily Kaddissi
  • Publication number: 20090200184
    Abstract: A ventilated toothbrush holder having filtered ventilation is provided. The toothbrush holder has a container, or first web, and a re-closable cover, or second web flexibly coupled to the first web. In a first embodiment, the second web has an opening that is covered by a fine-mesh polymeric filter that resists the entry of water and other liquids but allows the flow of air. In a second embodiment, the first web also has an opening covered by the same type of filter to enhance air flow into the first web and out of the second web. An exemplary shape is claimed, but other embodiments are not limited as to shape. An insert for supporting toothbrushes, adapted in shape to the first web, is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: MICHELLE CULLEN
  • Patent number: 7552498
    Abstract: A brush includes a head section having a scrubbing area and a handle section coupled to and extending from the head section. The handle section includes a proximal segment, a distal segment coupled to the head section, and a recess segment positioned between the proximal segment and the distal segment. The recess segment includes a recess having a first sidewall and an opposite second sidewall. The recess includes a center point between the first sidewall and the second sidewall. The proximal segment extends from a free end of the handle section to the center point and the distal segment extends from the center point to the head section. The weight of the proximal segment of the handle section balances the combined weight of the distal segment of the handle section and head section when the recess is placed on a dividing wall of a double sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Inventor: John L. Welsh
  • Patent number: 7546990
    Abstract: A tool hanger system kit used to secure a tool, such as a mop, broom, or other tool, to a wall which includes an all-purpose handle clamp that is easily and readily removably attached to a tool handle and a wall mount having arms pivotally extending outwardly therefrom for receiving a tool mounted to a handle clamp is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventor: Donnie McGuire
  • Publication number: 20090146022
    Abstract: An integral paint brush holder (10) having a base (22) and a post (24). The post (24) has a lower end (26), an intermediate portion (28) and an upper end (30). The lower end (26) is connected to the base (22). The intermediate portion (28) extends upwardly from the lower end (26) while the upper end (30) is supported above the intermediate portion (28). In addition, the paint brush holder (10) has at least one generally horizontal support (40) extending from the upper end (30) of the post (24) and having an associated distal end (46). Furthermore, the paint brush holder (10) has a hook (50) on the intermediate portion (28) of the post (24). The hook (50) is vertically between the base (22) and the support (40), and the hook (50) has a downwardly opening shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Henry F. Paga, JR., Guy D. Vaiasicca
  • Patent number: 7513466
    Abstract: A paintbrush support, for use in supporting a paintbrush having a bristle and handle, within a paint can having side walls, a top lip, and a bottom, the paint can holding a quantity of paint having a paint level. The paintbrush support has an outer ring defining a large central opening, and a support surface that is attached to the outer ring and spans the large central opening. The support surface is made of a mesh material and is convex downwardly, so that when the paintbrush support extends within the paint can near the paint level, the bristles can rest upon the support surface and remain within the quantity of paint, thereby staying moist while the handle rests against the top lip of the can—remaining dry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Inventor: Kevin Daily
  • Patent number: 7510360
    Abstract: In one aspect, a holder mountable to a friable substrate may include a self-drilling anchor, a wall engaging flange having an opening for receiving a fastener, and at least one leg extending from the flange for holding an object. In another aspect, a holder may include a self-drilling anchor, a wall engaging flange, and a pair of U-shaped legs for holding an object. In still another aspect, a holder may include a self-drilling anchor, a wall engaging flange, at least one leg extending from the flange for holding an object and a recess for receiving a rotary driver. A pair of openings may be provided in the flange for receiving a threaded fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Ernst, John F. Horvath
  • Publication number: 20090078837
    Abstract: A brush holder which has a holder housing and at least one fastening lug projecting laterally from the holder housing. The fastening lug is provided with an upwardly directed bent portion and a return part extending as far as the outside of the holder housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Werner Seuffert
  • Publication number: 20090057500
    Abstract: In order to prolong the useful life of an artist's paint brush, the paint brush is supported from a clamp while drying. The clamp has first and second coplanar surfaces which clamp against the tip of the brush supporting it as it is drying. The clamping surfaces are covered with a compressible material such as an open cell foam rubber. The compressible material prevents the bristles of the brushes from spreading out excessively and the open celled foam further facilitates wicking of liquid from the brush as it dries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Donald K. Burchett, David C. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7484629
    Abstract: A sanitizing toothbrush holder is described for sanitizing one or more toothbrushes in a household dishwasher. The holder is designed so as to fit in a space in the dishwasher rack used typically for holding a dinner plate, and has one or more holes in a top surface sized so as to pass a toothbrush handle but not a toothbrush head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Inventor: Carolyn Cottrell
  • Publication number: 20080237410
    Abstract: A toothbrush mat for storing a toothbrush between brushings and a method for manufacturing same are disclosed. The toothbrush mat includes an elongated mat body and a flap. After assembly, the mat body and flap cooperate to define a pocket having an opening that is dimensioned and arranged to receive the bristle end of a toothbrush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Wendy Neuberger, Stephanie Phillips
  • Publication number: 20080142648
    Abstract: A clamping device into which can be fitted a brush, roller, or any other tool or attachment. The hollow part of the pole attached to the clamping device used to house the handle of the painting tool which is also held tightly by the said clamp. Also on the said pole an adjustable guard or spacer to assist the painter to hold the brush on the surface being painted steadily and with even pressure and to assist painting long, straight and accurate strokes. The brush, roller or any other attachment can be fitted and clamped to the head of the pole with the aid of butterfly-clips, clamps or such similar devices, thus enabling quick and easy changes of the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Sharon Rabi, Uzi Ezra Havosha