With Surface-protecting Bumper Patents (Class 401/14)
  • Patent number: 8939668
    Abstract: A system for applying chemical liquid protectant to tires which has an applicator with a foam pad for mating with the tire and a foam support structure for mating with the foam pad, where the foam pad has a quick connection to a source of pressurized chemical liquid protectant; the system having a nozzle for dispensing chemical liquid protectant into an area central to the foam pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Rick L. Waddell
  • Patent number: 8834054
    Abstract: A paint trimmer with a three-part edging guide includes a paint applicator, a paint distributing manifold and a handle. The three-part edging guide includes a paint mask, a spacer, and a beveled trimmer guide. The three-part edging guide components work together to allow the paint trimmer to create a straight edge of paint along a surface without any extra traditional masking needed to prevent paint from being applied to any unwanted areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Arigala Painting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Gallardo
  • Patent number: 8647005
    Abstract: The paint trimmer includes a rigid base and a handle removably attachable to the base. The handle includes a bladder for storing paint. A paint applicator is associated with the base and fluidly coupled to the bladder via a manifold. Accordingly, a user may selectively dispense paint from the bladder to the paint applicator via the manifold for application to a surface to be painted. A paint mask associated with the base and offset from the paint applicator prevents paint from dispensing to undesired locations of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Arigala Painting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Gallardo
  • Patent number: 8480325
    Abstract: The paint trimmer includes a rigid base and a handle removably attachable to the base. The handle includes a bladder for storing paint. A paint applicator is associated with the base and fluidly coupled to the bladder via a manifold. Accordingly, a user may selectively dispense paint from the bladder to the paint applicator via the manifold for application to a surface to be painted. A paint mask associated with the base and offset from the paint applicator prevents paint from dispensing to undesired locations of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Arigala Painting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Gallardo
  • Patent number: 6132123
    Abstract: A receptacle comprising an applicator and a body forming a reservoir suitable for containing a fluid substance, said body being provided with a top opening. The receptacle includes at least one anti-spill piece fitted to the outside of said body, said piece being suitable for holding the opening of the body of the receptacle above the level of the liquid in the body of the receptacle when the receptacle is resting on a plane surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Patent number: 6109810
    Abstract: A replacement top is provided for a condiment bottle. The replacement top includes a cap member adapted to be received on an opening of a bottle. The cap member includes a fluid passage therethrough. A valve member is supported by the cap member for operatively opening and closing the fluid passage in the cap member. A brush portion is attached to the cap member in proximity to the fluid passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventors: Al Flores, Glenn J. Cox
  • Patent number: 6042287
    Abstract: A surgical scrub brush-sponge has an extension in providing additional surface area for cleansing and retaining solvents and solutions used during the cleansing process. Where a portion of the sponge-like element of the brush extends beyond the base of the brush and conforms to an end of the base. Additionally, the portion may be made to extend beyond the base covering the brush bristles on that end of the brush-sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Inventor: Jack W. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 5899619
    Abstract: A hand held marking device including two independent fluid reservoirs for holding liquids to be applied. The two independent refillable liquid reservoirs are in a back to back relationship with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: May O'Shei
    Inventor: Thomas O'Shei
  • Patent number: 5697719
    Abstract: A section of sponge-like cleaning material partially enclosed within a rigid casing to form a cleaning surface that is contoured to simultaneously contact the edge and sides of a windshield wiper blade; being movable back and forth along the length of a wiper blade by a hollow handle that can be used to store cleansing fluid directly or in a squeeze-type dropper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Inventor: Stephen S. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 5299876
    Abstract: A cleaning device including a container for a cleaning liquid, a sprayer for discharging liquid from the container, an elastomeric extrusion surrounding the container, an integral wiper, extending along the extrusion, for wiping a surface and a sponge, bonded to the extrusion, for scrubbing a surface. The container, sponge and wiper one each oriented parallel to a single longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Inventor: Christopher F. Singarella
  • Patent number: 5150978
    Abstract: A storage container and applicator for sports wax is construed using an ergonomically molded hollow case with a plunger for forcing wax from the case. A cap is attachable to the case so that the contaminants will be kept from the wax, and wax kept from clothing or other sensitive surfaces. The container has a beveled outlet with a soft rubber bumper ring which is designed to safely and economically facilitate wax application while the user maintains a natural and comfortable hand position. A series of wax anchors keeps the wax in close contact with the movable plunger for forcing wax out of, or into the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Inventors: Bryan J. Stewart, Victoria J. Stewart
  • Patent number: 4705418
    Abstract: A paint applicator device for precision paintwork, comprising a platform (1) which bears a controllable case (17) clenching a brush implement (8), such that the protruding end of the brush can be pressed along the platform edge (2) in an adjustable way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Inventor: Cornelis M. van Wesenbeeck
  • Patent number: 4453849
    Abstract: A protective shield for a felt tip pen is provided for spacing the ink-laden felt nib of the pen from a ruling edge to prevent ink from contacting or bleeding under the ruling edge. The protective shield includes a relatively thin plate substantially overlying one side of the felt nib and including a relatively short wing projecting at least slightly beyond one longitudinal margin of the overlaid side. In use, the plate engages the ruling edge with its outboard face to space the felt nib therefrom when the felt nib is moved over a writing surface in a direction generally parallel with the plate. Alternatively, when the felt nib is moved over a writing surface in a direction generally perpendicular to the plate, the free marginal edge of the wing engages the ruling edge to maintain the nib in spaced relation therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Inventor: Manuel J. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 4302122
    Abstract: A rotary brush for applying paint to surfaces comprises a housing, a rotatable hollow cylindrical body which bears on the cylindrical surface a plurality of brush units, motor means, passage means for supplying paint from a supply channel to the bristles of the brush units, and a number of stationary guide rings mounted rigidly in the housing and guidingly surrounding the rotatable cylindrical body. The guide rings are disposed in zones transverse to the axis of the cylindrical body and distributed over the length of the same. Each ring bears a slidable bearing means adapted for bearing, for instance with a loose wheel at its free end, against the surface to be painted, thus relieving pressure of the bristles on the surface to be painted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1981
    Inventor: Liborio A. Moya
  • Patent number: 4225253
    Abstract: A compressible container such as a plastic squeeze bottle filled with paint and having an applicator nozzle with a spring loaded absorbant sponge unit which if desired may have short bristles is positioned in the outer open mouth of the nozzle, the mouth being shaped and sized to just receive an enlarged peripheral portion such as an attached washer of an object to be painted by the sponge when it is saturated with paint, while protecting the surrounding area from the paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1980
    Inventor: Alton L. Fraleigh