With Splash Guard Or Drip Catcher Patents (Class 401/15)
  • Patent number: 9427769
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to modular painting devices for painting and/or printing a surface. In some examples, the modular painting devices include a paint cartridge and a handle attached to a roller assembly. The roller assembly includes a housing and one or more rollers rotatably attached to the housing. The one or more rollers are configured to receive paint from the paint cartridge and transfer paint to the surface. In some further examples, the one or more rollers includes an inner roller and an outer roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph Nicolulis
  • Patent number: 9205446
    Abstract: A handheld painting device is provided. In one example, the device includes an internal paint reservoir, an internally fed paint applicator configured to apply a liquid coating of paint to a surface, and a pump assembly configured to draw paint from the internal paint reservoir and pump the paint to the paint applicator. In one example, the device includes an internally fed paint applicator assembly configured to apply a liquid coating of paint to a surface, an elongate handle, and a paint pump assembly disposed between the paint applicator assembly and the handle, and configured to deliver paint to the paint applicator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Sandahl
  • Publication number: 20140314681
    Abstract: A hair regrowth system consisting of sensitization, growth, and maintenance kits for alopecia areata and related alopecia balding conditions. Graduated doses of specific engineered and or extracted haptens are included in a sensitization kit for initiating immune system response in hairless areas. A growth kit containing topical hormones to increase papilla size and vigor and a maintenance kit to sustain immune system response and papilla size and vigor for the long term are included in some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: George Davey
  • Patent number: 8632271
    Abstract: A painting apparatus comprising a paint module, an applicator assembly having an applicator surface, and a pump, the paint module having a container receiving section, the applicator assembly being fluidly connectable to the container receiving section such that the pump can supply liquid contained in the container receiving section to the applicator assembly, in which the apparatus can operate in a painting cycle where the container receiving section receives a paint container with a supply of paint such that the paint can be supplied to the applicator assembly, and in a cleaning cycle where the container receiving section receives a liquid in the form of a cleaning fluid, such that the cleaning fluid can be supplied to the applicator assembly (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Ruth Elizabeth Walcot, Michael Roger Cane, Christopher John Ord
  • Publication number: 20130251437
    Abstract: A paint edging apparatus includes a body having front and rear ends defining a longitudinal axis therebetween, the body receiving a paint reservoir for supplying paint to an applicator portion of the apparatus, the body including a handle extending rearwardly at an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis. An urging mechanism selectively engages the paint reservoir to discharge paint therefrom. A vibrator mounted to the body and operatively connected to the paint applicator portion of the apparatus imparts an oscillatory motion to the paint applicator. A trigger is pivotally mounted to the handle for activating the vibrator, wherein a user can move the apparatus over a work surface to apply paint to the work surface and also pivot the trigger at the same time by grasping the handle with a single hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Depingo, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Ling, Britt K. Norton, Jason Gerold
  • Patent number: 7464431
    Abstract: A drip-reducing paint brush having a hollow handle and a flared perimeter around the area where the paint applying element is attached to the brush so that excess paint from a pad or bristle bundle flows into the interior of the handle where it is contained rather than over the outside of the handle where it poses a problem to the user. An auxiliary containment device may be threadedly attached to the hollow handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: Dale Stevens
  • Patent number: 7131783
    Abstract: A toilet bowl brush with an integrated refillable reservoir for storing and dispensing cleaning fluids. The toilet bowl brush, also, has (1) a wide top shield to protect user's hand from contamination during the cleaning process, (2) a non-slip soft handle with a thumb button for dispensing the cleaner, (3) a mechanism for dispensing the fluid and (4) a removable tip for changing the brush tip when it becomes worn. The brush tip includes perforations which allow the fluid to be dispensed through the tip by gravitational force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Inventor: Flavio DeRoma
  • Patent number: 6554911
    Abstract: A method for en masse cleaning of thin polarizing glass devices involving the steps of using a cleaning vessel possessing a vertical side wall, and a porous shelf attached to the vertical side wall to form an annular cavity for receiving a plurality of the thin polarizing glass devices and, exposing the cleaning vessel containing the thin polarizing glass devices to washing, rinsing, drying steps to remove organic and inorganic matter from the surfaces of the polarizing glass devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. King, Leroy R. Morse, Hoa T. Dempsey, Erika L. Stapleton
  • 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: 6056467
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly for dispensing a product which comprises a container containing a product to be dispensed, a product dispensing member in communication with the container, and a cover which is equipped with a cap that covers the application member and which is fastened to the container. The cover comprises at least two orifices which are capable of generating a circulation of air in an internal volume of the cover. A collar is fitted on the container and ensures that the cap is held on the container, and at least one orifice of the cover is arranged in the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: L'oreal
    Inventor: Vincent De Laforcade
  • Patent number: 6010263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator for flowable materials to facilitate the repair of damaged metal coatings by allowing the user to quickly, safely, and accurately apply a metal coating solution to a specific portion of a metal surface, alleviating the need to re-immerse the entire metal item in a coating bath. This is particularly advantageous where the metal item is a portion of an automobile chassis or an aircraft which cannot be easily removed. Further, the applicator is a hand-held device which features a safety collar which protects the user from potentially harmful treatment solutions and, because the applicator enables the user to deliver metal coatings accurately and efficiently, chemical waste is essentially eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Ashton White, Lester Steinbrecher
  • Patent number: 5984555
    Abstract: A dual toilet brush (10) comprising an elongate handle (12). A first brush head (14) is connected to a first end of the elongate handle (12) for cleaning an interior surface (16) of a bowl (18) of a toilet (20). A second brush head (22) is connected to and extends outwardly from the first end of the elongate handle (12) above the first brush head (14), for cleaning an overhanging rim (24) of the toilet (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Inventor: Vicar Samad
  • Patent number: 5758983
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing ice, frost or bugs from a glass surface includes a bottle having an outer surface and an end. The apparatus also includes a base attached to the end of the bottle and a washer interposed between the bottle and the base. The apparatus further includes a guard extending from the washer so as to define a space interposed between the bottle and the guard. In addition, the apparatus includes a plurality of gripping members extending outwardly from the outer surface of the bottle. The gripping members increase the ergonomic efficiency of the apparatus. The base of the apparatus has flutes extending therefrom for the removal of ice or frost from a glass surface. Alternatively, the base can have a fabric attached thereto for the removal of bugs from a glass surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Inventor: George H. Thomas
  • Patent number: 5720563
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator includes a valve disc having a central hole and fixed to an inner portion of a container in which a liquid to be applied is stored. A shaft is engageable with and disengageable from the container and includes a front portion having a brush holder with a brush projecting therefrom. An annular projection at a portion of the shaft in the vicinity of a base portion of the brush holder defines an annular recess inside of the annular projection. An outer surface of the brush holder has at least one longitudinally extending groove communicating with the annular recess. A front end portion of the annular projection and a rear end portion of the valve disc are engageable in a liquid tight manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Assignee: OHTO Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuhiro Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 5423621
    Abstract: A garbage disposal cleaning device having a foldable and/or compressible splatter-guard to shield and prevent splattering of liquid and solid material when the device is being used. The handle of the garbage disposal cleaning device can be bent to make rotating the device easier, while the use of semi-soft non-abrasive bristles allows cleaning a garbage disposal unit without abrasive damage. The bristles can be specially contour-shaped to make cleaning of the garbage disposal unit and the surrounding drain more effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Inventor: Lisa R. Russell
  • Patent number: 5400459
    Abstract: A paint roller having an adjustable shield is disclosed. The shield is adjustable by the user from a position of minimum shielding, which facilitates loading the roller with paint, to a position of maximum shielding which provides maximum spatter protection. The adjustment of the shield may quickly and easily be made with one hand by the user, and particularly by the same hand by which the roller is held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Inventors: James J. Jarecke, Leon C. Clouser, Jr., Insoon Park
  • Patent number: 5090085
    Abstract: A paint roller having an adjustable shield is disclosed. The shield is adjustable by the user from a position of minimum shielding, which facilitates loading the roller with paint, to a position of maximum shielding which provides maximum spatter protection. The adjustment of the shield may quickly and easily be made with one hand by the user, and particularly by the same hand by which the roller is held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: EZ Paintr Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Jarecki, Leon C. Clouser, Jr., Insoon Park
  • Patent number: 5046749
    Abstract: A paint pail having a generally U-shaped wall and two vertical side walls which are parallel to and spaced from each other by a distance greater than the length of a conventional paint roller. The U-shaped wall and the vertical side walls are joined together to form a cylindrically-rounded cavity in which paint can be held. A plurality of ridges extend horizontally across the upper inner surface of each branch of the U-shaped wall, forming a pair of washboard-type faces across which a roller can be rubbed. Further, the paint pail is mounted, along with a splatter shield, on a wheeled caddy. The shield includes a flat plate which extends horizontally both rearwardly and laterally from the pail. The height of the plate may be adjusted so that it rides atop any baseboard present and protects both it and the floor from being splattered when the wall above them is being painted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Inventor: R. Larry Owens
  • Patent number: 4878774
    Abstract: A dispenser including a container body, a mounting member fitted on the container body and a dispensing head such as an applicator head movably mounted on the mounting member. The mounting member includes an axially extending closure member with a pin member thereon. The dispensing head includes an aperture and an axially extending wall forming a skirted chamber beneath the aperture, the skirted chamber including slits at least one opening through the wall for controlling flow of material from outside the wall, through the opening and into the skirted chamber from the container body. The dispensing head is movable from an open position to a closed position wherein the closure member fits within the skirted chamber and the pin member fits within the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: Sterling Drug Inc.
    Inventors: Craig E. Karasin, Joseph Thompson
  • Patent number: 4863299
    Abstract: A container for liquid floor treatment preparations adapted to be mounted at its back to the handle of a long-handled floor wiper, wherein the container includes a return flow cutoff funnel with an inlet, and a lower outlet tube with an exit port coupled to one end of a flexible hose that is selectively kinked to prevent fluid flow from the container to the floor, or unkinked to obtain such fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Rainer Osberghaus, Franz Kresse, Bernfrid Scheller
  • Patent number: 4821362
    Abstract: A splatter shield is provided for a conventional paint roller having an offset roller arm integrally connected to a roller shaft, comprising an inner end wall; an outer end wall; and two side walls, all connected so as to have substantially parallel lower edges which define a first plane; a top wall connected to the upper edges of the end walls and side walls so as to define a second plane substantially parallel to the first plane, the inner end wall having an opening therein, the opening communicating with the lower edge of the inner end wall by a cut between the opening and the lower edge of the inner wall, the outer end wall having an aperture for receiving the end of the roller shaft; and an annular shoulder member, fixedly attached to the inner end wall and concentric with the opening, the shoulder member having a plurality of raised ridges, radially spaced about the shoulder member, forming corresponding indentations approximately equal in width to the diameter of the roller arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Inventor: Kenneth W. Kolb
  • Patent number: 4811248
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for determining a position of a working original point at which working characteristics of a multi-joint manipulator are at optimum. According to the method and apparatus, a working point at which a hand mounted on the multi-joint manipulator works and a workspace needed for the work are assigned. Subsequently, a set of positions of the working original point of the multi-joint manipulator at which the hand may reach the workspace is calculated. Also, values of evaluation functions representative of preference of the working characteristics of the multi-joint manipulator are calculated with respect to the respective positions of the set. Then, the values of the evaluation functions are compared with each other, thereby selecting the position of the working original point at which the working characteristics are at optimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Senoh, Fumio Tomizawa, Akihito Sekido, Masanori Suzuki, Sakae Sugiyama, Tomiharu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 4736488
    Abstract: A paint drip pan and method for constructing same. A base member has an aperture therethrough within which to receive a painter's wrist. A glove member may be located within the aperture and secured to the base member. A plurality of fingers integral with the base member are adapted to impinge against the glove member to secure the base member to the painter's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Inventor: Ruth A. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 4726700
    Abstract: A rub-on applicator for rubbing liquid onto a surface to be coated. The applicator includes a flexible compressible bottle containing the liquid to be dispensed. The mouth of the bottle is covered by a thin flexible molded diaphragm sealed to the lip of the bottle. The diaphragm is formed with a small, centrally located, permanently open hole. In one embodiment, the diaphragm normally projects concavely under suction forces into the bottle, but is sufficiently flexible that by squeezing and compressing the bottle, the diaphragm will be forced by compression of fluid in the bottle to project convexly outward of the bottle with a broadly rounded outer surface, so that by turning the bottle upside down and squeezing the bottle, liquid within the bottle is forced therefrom onto to a surface to be coated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Inventor: James R. Gray
  • 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: 4614449
    Abstract: A brush for cleaning articles like bottles includes a hollow handle and a brush body connected to the latter and having a plurality of bristles. The brush body accommodates a passage through which the fluid flows and is provided with a plurality of slots radially extending from the passage in one plane. Cooperating with the slots is a deflector which has a rim portion extending beyond the plane of the slots so that the fluid after flowing through the handle and the passage is discharged through the slots and deflected onto the bristles at an acute angle with respect to the center axis of the brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: Friedrich Grohe Armaturenfabrik GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Harald Korfgen, Werner Geipel, Bruno Heimann
  • Patent number: 4551036
    Abstract: A paint dispensing system including a pressure-tight container for holding paint under pressure, the container having spaced vents along a base portion thereof, a resilient securing means on the container in spaced relation to the vents, and a trough having a pair of spaced tabs extending therefrom and proportioned to be received in the vents to hold the trough in a generally horizontal position. The trough serves as a receptacle for a paint roller comprising a handle and a paint roller assembly detachably secured to the handle, the handle being insertable into the resilient securing means to hold the paint roller suspended above the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Rudolf R. Karliner, Samuel R. Carlin
  • Patent number: 4516870
    Abstract: A griddle cleaning device which is capable of cleaning griddles with high efficiency and with a minimum of labor, and which is very good from the sanitary standpoint. The device includes a brush having a base with an outlet opening, a multitude of bristles secured to the base, and a hollow handle connected with the base. The handle has one end in communication with the outlet opening in the base, and the other end coupled with a hose. The hose is adapted to be placed in selective communication with a detergent tank, a water source, and a rinse tank under the control of a control unit so that the bristles are fed with one of a cleaning liquid, water and a rinsing liquid through the hose, the hollow interior of the brush handle and the outlet opening. The device also includes a sensor attachable to the upper surface of a griddle and connected to the control unit for detecting detergent concentration in the rinsing water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1985
    Inventor: Teiji Nakazato
  • Patent number: 4471713
    Abstract: Floor treating apparatus, principally for waxing floors includes a drip pan to catch wax from the applicator pad when the applicator head is in a retracted position. A piston pump has an adjustable variable stroke to provide selection of the quantity of wax to be deposited. Slotted connections between the applicator head and the supporting arms provide independent vertical movement of each end of the applicator pad to enable the pad to conform to uneven floors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Assignee: Kenneth J. Cote
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Cote, John W. Dickerson
  • Patent number: 4388863
    Abstract: Print rollers are used on a flatbed screen printer to force the ink through the screen. There is provided scraper blades on either side of the roller assembly so that on the return stroke of the roller assembly some of the printing ink is brought back to the lead roller when it starts its movement. This will insure a supply of ink to the lead roller when it moves into the pattern area of the screen thus giving a more uniform ink deposition across the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1983
    Assignee: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. De Santis
  • Patent number: 4383779
    Abstract: A cleansing device for use in a substantially erect attitude, the device having a housing with a grasping portion and a cleansing portion and a passage extending through the housing interconnecting the grasping and cleansing portions; a conduit mounted on the grasping portion of the housing having a distal end portion adapted to be connected to a source of liquid for transfer of liquid from the source through the conduit and into the passage of the housing; and a liquid absorbent element affixed on the cleansing portion of the housing in communication with the passage and facing in an upward direction when the housing is held in a substantially erect attitude with the cleansing portion higher than the grasping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1983
    Inventors: Sarkis Khanzadian, Ketty C. Chamlian
  • Patent number: 4337002
    Abstract: A roller with a spray guard comprising a roller arm, a roller rotatably mounted on one end of the arm, a handle member connected to an opposite end of the arm, and a spray guard pivotally mounted to the arm one end, extending at least the axial length of the roller. The arm is of a length sufficient to permit the free pivoting of the guard whereby the guard pivotally hangs below the roller when in use. The guard is preferably planar in shape and, with forward movement of the roller across a surface to be painted, the guard pivots toward the surface with a trailing edge thereof so that it automatically is positioned in the best location to receive spray from the roller. A paint metering pan is also disclosed which utilizes a screen or grill structure biased upwardly and away from paint in a container which is moved downwardly by abutment with the roller to permit a selected amount of paint to come in contact with the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1982
    Inventor: Martucci Frank C.
  • Patent number: 4325323
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting a baseboard and floor adjacent a wall from drips and spatters that occur when a coating of a substance such as paint is applied to the wall with a brush, roller or other applicator. A pair of horizontally extending rectangular side panels are slidably extensible from opposite ends of a horizontally extending rectangular central frame with at least one set of longitudinal edges of the side panels and frame being aligned. When the side panels are fully extended, the aligned longitudinal edges of the panels and frame are positioned closely adjacent the wall so that the side panels and the planar surface of the frame shield the baseboard and floor from drips and spatters. The frame may be supported on casters to permit the extended device to be readily moved along the floor adjacent the wall as the painting proceeds. Clamp mechanisms may be provided on the planar surface of the central frame for releasably holding a paint roller tray carried by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1982
    Inventor: Jean P. Rioux
  • Patent number: 4226548
    Abstract: A parts cleaning apparatus including a fluid container at least partially filled with a solvent, a tray disposed on top of and draining into the container, at least one hollow brush for brushing a dirty part held over the tray and a pump for pumping solvent from the container through the hollow brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1980
    Assignee: Steam Stores, Inc.
    Inventor: Kuno W. Reith
  • Patent number: 4122845
    Abstract: A personal care spray device, particularly suitable for use as a facial cleanser and massager, is connected to a faucet and issues a cyclically swept liquid jet against the user's body. A guard wall surrounds the jet outlet opening to prevent splashing and serve a wiping function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1978
    Assignee: Bowles Fluidics Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald D. Stouffer, Harry C. Bray, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4105342
    Abstract: A machine adapted to produce efficient decanting and recycling of a liquid, such as an oil and grease solvent, and characterized by the combination therein of a laterally wandering upward flow and pumping of the liquid from close to the top surface of the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Inventor: Aime Plourde
  • Patent number: 3977797
    Abstract: The present invention provides a motor driven, helical screw conveyor having an impeller wheel at one end thereof. The screw conveyor is immersed in the liquid to be transferred and lifts the liquid so that the impeller may drive it through a first conduit and a first valve into a utilization device. The valve has three separate positions, the first of which permits delivery of a major portion of the fluid to the utilization device with a minor portion of the fluid being returned to the container via a second conduit. A second position of the first valve provides for flow of fluid from the container, through the first conduit, through the first valve and then directly back to the container via the second conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1976
    Inventor: Peter J. Paterson