Hand Held Or Guided Patents (Class 492/19)
  • Patent number: 8910339
    Abstract: A paint roller assembly has adjustable arms for accommodating various sizes of roller cages and accompanying roller skins. The assembly includes an elongated cage. An elongated roller skin has a main body, an open first side, and an open second side wherein the main body, the open first side, and the open second side define an interior space configured for receiving the cage wherein the cage is slidably insertable into the interior space of the roller skin. A pair of arms is selectively couplable to the cage. A head is selectively coupled to each of the arms. A first and second side of the head is selectively couplable to a second side of each of the arms. A slot extends from the first side and the second side of the head wherein the second side of each of the arms is selectively insertable into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Ruben DeLeon
  • Patent number: 8911337
    Abstract: A roller cover support assembly includes a roller cover support mountable for rotation on a roller frame shaft and a resiliently deformable annular retention spring including a plurality of circumferentially spaced convex arcs having peaks engageable with the inner diameter of a roller cover when forced over the retention spring for frictionally retaining the roller cover on the roller cover support. These peaks may have an axial length for increasing the frictional contact between the convex arcs and inner diameter of the roller cover when forced over the retention spring and inwardly tapered outboard ends for ease of forcing the roller cover over the retention spring. The convex arcs may be interconnected by concave arcs between the convex arcs at respective tangent points of the arcs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Wooster Brush Company
    Inventor: Richard K. Bukovitz
  • Patent number: 8832897
    Abstract: An improved dual paint roller frame has a pliers-like construction to allow for roller covers to be moved closer together or farther apart depending upon the surface to be painted. Dual-roller covers are disposed on pivotable roller arms such that the relative angle of one roller cover to the other roller cover can be adjusted depending upon the surface to be painted. The pivot point of the pliers-like construction is switchable such that the pliers selectively apply complementary or opposite movement to the roller covers. A roller cover lock allows the paint roller to function with different sizes of roller covers. An end cap may include an adjustable length roller guide to bias the roller arms away from walls, window sills and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Arigala Painting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Gallardo
  • Patent number: 8819885
    Abstract: A paint roller, comprising: a handle; a roller head; and a neck. The neck connects the handle to the roller, and the neck comprises: a first leg connected to the handle; a first bend connected to the first leg having a first radius of curvature, redirecting the neck about 90 degrees from the first leg; a second bend redirecting the neck about 180 degrees from the first leg; a second leg connected to the second bend, the second leg shorter than the first leg; a third bend redirecting the neck about 90 degrees from the second leg; a third leg connected to the third bend, the third leg shorter than the second leg; a fourth bend redirecting the neck about 90 degrees from the third leg; and a fourth leg connected to the fourth bend, shorter than the third leg, the fourth leg connected to the roller head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Moe Boukair
  • Patent number: 8819886
    Abstract: A paint roller, comprising: a handle; a roller head, having a bevel; and a neck. The bevel has a length that extends perpendicular to the circumference of the roller head. The neck connects the handle to the roller, and the neck comprises: a first leg connected to the handle; a first bend connected to the first leg having a first radius of curvature, redirecting the neck about 90 degrees from the first leg; a second bend redirecting the neck about 180 degrees from the first leg; a second leg connected to the second bend, the second leg shorter than the first leg; a third bend redirecting the neck about 90 degrees from the second leg; a third leg connected to the third bend, the third leg shorter than the second leg; a fourth bend redirecting the neck about 90 degrees from the third leg; and a fourth leg connected to the fourth bend, shorter than the third leg, the fourth leg connected to the roller head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Moe Boukair
  • Patent number: 8726449
    Abstract: An adjustable length paint roller frame with a handle and a roller arm. The frame includes a rotatable roller cover lock slidably mounted on the roller arm and a rotatable end cap. A roller cover is also mounted on the roller arm in between the roller cover lock and the end cap. The roller cover lock and end cap allow for roller covers of different lengths and diameters to be used with the adjustable length paint roller frame. The end cap can also include adjustable roller guides to space the roller cover a desired distance away from a given object. Additionally, the roller frame handle may be configured as a split handle that accommodates a second roller arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Arigala Painting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Gallardo
  • Patent number: 8572796
    Abstract: A painter's tool comprising: a handle and a working arm attached to said handle by means of a polygon shaped mating connection to prevent movement of said working arm relative to handle when in use, said polygon shaped mating connection further having a mating connection comprising a male polygon protrusion inserted into a female polygon cavity such that the mating connection prevents said working arm from moving in relation to said handle when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Willis Gerald Major
  • Patent number: 8458848
    Abstract: The multiple paint roller holder includes a roller frame and a handle connected to the roller frame. The handle is preferably connected to the frame by a bent or angled neck to place the handle in a raised position. The roller frame includes an upper cross member having corresponding upper roller holding pins, a lower cross member having corresponding lower roller holding pins, and an extendable center beam interconnecting the upper and lower cross members. Each pair of upper roller holding pin and lower roller holding pin rotatably holds a paint roller therebetween. The extendable center beam allows temporary lengthening of the center beam to facilitate mounting and removal of a plurality of paint rollers disposed vertically within the frame. The multiple paint rollers held thereby facilitate faster painting of surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mehmet Dondurur, Ahmet Z. Sahin
  • Patent number: 8413289
    Abstract: The multiple paint roller holder includes a roller frame and a handle connected to the roller frame. The handle is preferably connected to the frame by a bent or angled neck to place the handle in a raised position. The roller frame includes an upper cross member having corresponding upper roller holding pins, a lower cross member having corresponding lower roller holding pins, and an center beam interconnecting the upper and lower cross members. Each pair of upper roller holding pin and lower roller holding pin rotatably holds a paint roller therebetween. The upper cross member includes members pivotally joined end-to-end in a U-shaped saddle at the upper end of the center beam by a setscrew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Mehmet Dondurur, Ahmet Z. Sahin
  • Patent number: 8413288
    Abstract: Paint roller cover supports include axially spaced substantially rigid portions for supporting roller covers thereon and elastomeric material interposed between the substantially rigid portions that is compressed during axial movement of the substantially rigid portions toward one another to cause the elastomeric material to expand radially outward into frictional engagement with the inner diameter of a surrounding roller cover. In one form of the invention, the substantially rigid portions are comprised of a plurality of substantially rigid plastic rings and the elastomeric material comprises elastomeric rings interposed between the substantially rigid rings. In another form of the invention, the substantially rigid portions are formed by a helix of substantially rigid plastic material having a helical groove along the length of the helix containing the elastomeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: The Wooster Brush Company
    Inventors: John L. Scott, Sr., Michael L. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8407839
    Abstract: A roofing tool comprises a handle with a longitudinal axis and a longitudinal shaft coaxial therewith, the handle having a first end and a second end, a hollow shaft having a first end and a second end, the first end of the hollow shaft being axially inserted into the second end of the handle and the second end of the hollow shaft extending therefrom, a bracket attached to the second end of the hollow shaft, a roller rotatably attached to the bracket, a seam tester member having a tapered pick end and an elongated shaft disposed within the hollow shaft; and a detent member secured to the handle and configured to detain the seam tester member within the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: AJC Tools & Equipment
    Inventor: Matthew J. Crookston
  • Patent number: 8341798
    Abstract: Paint roller support includes a substantially rigid sleeve portion for supporting a roller cover thereon and a plurality of flexible fingers that are engageable by an actuator to cause outer ends of the fingers to flex outwardly. An elastomeric material at least partially covers outer surfaces of the fingers for pressing engagement of the elastomeric material against the inner diameter of a surrounding roller cover during outward flexing of the fingers for securely retaining the roller cover in place on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Wooster Brush Company
    Inventors: John L. Scott, Sr., Scott A. Melegari
  • Patent number: 8302247
    Abstract: A paint roller including a roller cover retainer that is releasable to permit a roller cover to be easily removed. The device includes a locking lever pivotable relative to the frame which actuates retainers located within the roller assembly. The locking lever also exerts an axial force adapted to disengage the roller cover from the roller assembly when the retainer is disengaged. A used roller cover can be removed without the need to grasp the used roller cover. Installation of a roller cover onto the roller assembly automatically engages the retainers and shifts the locking lever into the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: Robin E. Smith, Natalia Johnson, Christopher John Parke, Brandon Seth Cross, George Andrew Hartel, Kimberly Clendenen Franklin
  • Patent number: 8276237
    Abstract: Paint roller cover support includes a cage assembly mounted for rotation and limited axial movement in opposite directions on the shaft portion of a roller frame. The cage assembly includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced axially extending semi-cylindrical sleeve segments that move radially outward and inward relative to the shaft portion during axial movement of the cage assembly in opposite directions. Elastomeric rings surrounding opposite ends of the sleeve segments maintain cam members on the sleeve segments in engagement with cam lifters on respective hub members on the shaft portion. Both the elastomeric rings and elastomeric material attached to radial outer surfaces of the sleeve segments may be pressed into frictional engagement with the inner diameter of a surrounding roller cover during radial outward movement of the sleeve segments for securely retaining the roller cover on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: The Wooster Brush Company
    Inventor: Richard K. Bukovitz
  • Patent number: 8273002
    Abstract: A paint roller assembly providing a friction hinge for a swiveling connection between the handle and the paint applicator and a clip for locking the tubular paint applicator against unwanted axial displacement during the use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Vichente Tipu
  • Patent number: 8171595
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a roller for coating a curved surface. The roller includes a handle and a concave sleeve rotatably mounted thereto. The concave sleeve includes an outer surface that is curved inwardly. The concave sleeve can include an outer layer, such as a fibrous layer or nap, which defines the outer surface. The concave sleeve includes a core for supporting the outer layer and having means for mounting the concave sleeve to a handle, such as an axial passage defined by the core. The core can be formed of one or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventors: Donald E. Umhoefer, Jr., John J. Varga
  • Patent number: 8060975
    Abstract: A paint roller including a shaft, a handle attached to a first end of the shaft, and at least one of (a) a frame with an axial protrusion, and (b) a flexure joint with one or more functional elements. The frame is configured and arranged to be rotatably secured to a second end of the shaft for operably engaging a paint roller head and rotating the paint roller head about an axis. The protrusion extends in a second axial direction from the distal end of the frame so as to prevent a distal end of a paint roller head operably engaged upon the frame from contacting a surface perpendicular to the axis of rotation. The flexure joint is configured and arranged to be interposed between and connect the second end of the handle and the first end of the shaft. The functional element is configured and arranged to be secured to a second end of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Makolle Williams
  • Patent number: 8029427
    Abstract: A paint roller system includes a handle and an applicator support frame. The support frame has a base end by which it is connected to the handle and is configured to include an axle that is oriented generally orthogonally to the handle and includes a distal end. An interior frame channel extends between a first opening in the base end and a second opening in the distal end. A linkage snaked through the channel includes a first end coupled to an actuator carried by the handle and a second end terminating in a keyed lug. A roller disposed for rotation about the axle is configured to support for rotation a cylindrical paint applicator. The roller includes a keyed socket axially aligned with the second opening in the axle. The actuator is movable into a first position in which the keyed lug is disengaged from the keyed socket and that the roller is free to rotate, and a second position in which the lug protrudes from the second opening and into the keyed socket, thereby preventing roller rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hyde Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Troudt
  • Patent number: 7849550
    Abstract: A swivel paint roller apparatus is arranged for mounting on an extension pole member and arranged to provide for rotation of the roller frame about a pivot axis oriented angularly in the range of 20 degrees to 80 degrees relative to the axis of a longitudinal extension of the base mount supporting the roller frame member, for swiveling, rotating movement of the roller frame and paint roller cage and cover supported thereon by rotation of the extension pole member held in the hands of a user during painting operations, thereby providing for the variation of the angular orientation and corresponding direction of travel of the paint roller during painting operations while permitting the paint roller to remain continuously in contact with the surface being painted, whereby to enhance and simplify painting operations when using an extension pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventors: Donald D. Lanz, Scott M. Lanz
  • Patent number: 7827651
    Abstract: A quick-release paint roller having a roller cover that can be removed from a handle assembly without requiring the user to apply a force directly to the roller cover. The paint roller includes a tube-shaped roller cover having an outer surface of paint absorbing material and a rotatably mounted roller core. When the actuator is in the release position, the roller mounting device is free of the latching mechanism, thus permitting the roller core and roller cover to be removed from the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Zibra, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Simon Graham, Michael James Marchese, III, Michael Patrick Duffy, Edward Reynolds
  • Patent number: 7779503
    Abstract: A quick-release paint roller having a roller cover that can be removed from a frame without requiring the user to apply a force directly to the roller cover. The frame includes a pair of arms having base portions received in a hand grip. The arms diverge outwardly to form a Y-shaped frame, wherein distal ends of the arms have mounting cones configured to receive opposing ends of the tube-shaped roller cover in a rotatable manner with respect to the frame. The paint roller has a roller capture mechanism that pivots the arms between a roller-capture position in which the roller cover is captured between the arms and a roller-release position in which the roller cover is decoupled from the arms. A roller-release button is configured to actuate the capture mechanism to pivot the arms between their roller-capture positions and their roller-release positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Zibra, LLC
    Inventors: James C. Dale, Michael M. Sherman, Scott A. Pyle
  • Patent number: 7761951
    Abstract: An paint roller assembly having a paint roller and an elongated extension pole. The paint roller is coupled to the extension pole by a pivoting head that is selectively lockable at various user-selected angles. The pivoting head and paint roller include complementary seat and recess sections that always position the roller either parallel or perpendicular to the pivot head's axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventor: Kirk J. O'Neal, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7707678
    Abstract: A “multiple shape changing roller unit” comprising a slotted patterned frame handle and one of more roller cover & rod assemblies, that an operator will use to surround and act on the entire surface area of multisided objects comprising bars, posts, poles, shafts, spindles, railings, supports, and columns, while the operator is positioned on only one side of said multisided objects for purposes comprising painting, staining, dusting, polishing, striping, sanding, cleaning, wiping off or applying liquid and powder chemicals, wherein the slotted patterned handle has a uninterrupted or interrupted pattern configuration used for retaining the rod of the roller cover & rod assemblies to prevent movement while the unit is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventor: Willis Gerald Major
  • Patent number: 7669273
    Abstract: A system for applying liquid coating such as paint to a surface including a spindle-shaped roller cover having painting fabric permanently attached to the roller cover body and that can match the nap of the paint fabric used in a conventional roller used to paint flat surfaces; and a paint pan adapter which enables the user to use the corner-painting roller cover in a conventional paint pan as a reservoir for holding the coating material. The adapter is provided with a V-shaped grille which has a plurality of holes. The grille is elongated like a trough. Part of the length of the grille is submerged in the coating material and part is not. The trough along which the roller cover roles makes it possible for the roller cover to pick up paint from the reservoir of the paint pan and to remove excess coating material from the roller cover and return it top the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Russell Douglas
  • Patent number: 7657959
    Abstract: A paint roller including a roller cover retainer that is releasable to permit a roller cover to be easily removed. The device includes a locking lever pivotable relative to the frame which actuates retainers located within the roller assembly. The locking lever also exerts an axial force adapted to disengage the roller cover from the roller assembly when the retainer is disengaged. A used roller cover can be removed without the need to grasp the used roller cover. Installation of a roller cover onto the roller assembly automatically engages the retainers and shifts the locking lever into the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Newell Operating Company
    Inventors: Robin E. Smith, Natalia Johnson, Christopher John Parke, Brandon Seth Cross, George Andrew Hartel, Kimberly Clendenen Franklin
  • Patent number: 7654001
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method for manufacturing a paint roller support are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a paint roller support comprises placing first and second bearings on an elongated shaft at spaced apart locations such that the bearings are retained against rotational and axial movement relative to the shaft, and placing first and second rotatable hubs on the first and second bearings, respectively, the hubs being configured to rotate relative to the bearings and to each other and having outer surfaces on which a roller cover is placed during use, wherein the first and second hubs are retained on the shaft by the first and second bearings, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Berj A. Martin, Gregg R. Sorenson
  • Patent number: 7588523
    Abstract: A hand tool for press-welding and sealing overlapping edges of roofing membrane sheets by a roller mounted on one end of a handle. A rigid rod extends outwardly from an opposite end of the handle and has a curved section and a rounded corner which terminates in an angled linear section ending in a distal end. The distal end is used as a pick to test the integrity of the formed seam and the curved section is used for applying pressure to specific areas on the seam. The tool can perform both functions of applying pressure to the sheets by the roller and then testing the integrity of the formed seam without requiring excessive reorientation or movement of the tool in the hand of an installer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Everhard Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Horner, Daryl J. Waite
  • Patent number: 7540058
    Abstract: A painting tool assembly includes an elongated pole having a first end and a second end. The elongated pole has a length greater than three feet. A roller mounting releasably couples to a paint roller. The paint roller is rotatable along a longitudinal axis of the paint roller. The roller mounting receives and is removably coupled to the first end of the pole. A locking member is mounted on the pole and releasably locks the pole to the roller mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventor: Greg H. Day
  • Patent number: 7509703
    Abstract: A liquid loading and application apparatus includes a hub, a paint roller support element, and the hub receives the paint roller support element. The hub includes first and second frusto-conical surfaces subtending an angle, and oppositely disposed annular end surfaces contiguous with the respective first and second frusto-conical surfaces. A cover of a first material conforms to the frusto-conical surfaces. The cover has opposed circular openings, and elastic strips of a second material. The elastic strips engage the frusto-conical surfaces and grippingly secure the cover to the hub. The first material is more elastic than the second material so that the strips grippingly secure the cover to the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Hyde Tools. Inc.
    Inventor: Floyd E. Martin
  • Publication number: 20090075797
    Abstract: A roller cover support assembly includes a roller cover support mountable for rotation on a roller frame shaft and a resiliently deformable annular retention spring including a plurality of circumferentially spaced convex arcs having peaks engageable with the inner diameter of a roller cover when forced over the retention spring for frictionally retaining the roller cover on the roller cover support. These peaks may have an axial length for increasing the frictional contact between the convex arcs and inner diameter of the roller cover when forced over the retention spring and inwardly tapered outboard ends for ease of forcing the roller cover over the retention spring. The convex arcs may be interconnected by concave arcs between the convex arcs at respective tangent points of the arcs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: Richard K. Bukovitz
  • Patent number: 7451518
    Abstract: A multi-roller applicator for the application of paint having a handle member and a frame member, the frame member having secured thereto in parallel relationship, a pair of spaced apart axles for the receipt of a frame core member and paint absorbing sleeve member rotationally mounted thereon for the application of paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventor: Angelo Koumarianos
  • Patent number: 7404228
    Abstract: A yoke type paint roller frame having a pair of arms joined at one end and each one terminating at the opposite end on which a roller of selected length can be journalled. A cross bar is connected to respective ones of the pair of arms at a preselected location thereon spaced from the roller and is prevented from sliding longitudinally along respective ones of such arms. At least one end of the cross bar is detachably connected to the frame arm associated therewith by a means for connecting such as a snap fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Inventor: David L. Hodges
  • Patent number: 7389560
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein provides a system, apparatus and method for removing a paint roller cover from a paint roller frame. The paint roller frame includes a handle having a movable button, a hollow support shaft, a roller support pivotally attached to the hollow support shaft, a spring mechanism and a cable that is connected to the button and the roller support. The paint roller cover is released from the paint roller frame by pressing the button. When the button is pressed the cable is pulled towards proximally. As the cable is pulled proximally, the roller support is moved towards the spring mechanism. The movement of the roller support towards the spring mechanism causes the spring mechanism to transform into a position to release the paint roller cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Inventor: Orville Lee Mertins, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20080141480
    Abstract: A liquid loading and application apparatus includes a hub, a paint roller support element, and the hub receives the paint roller support element. The hub includes first and second frusto-conical surfaces subtending an angle, and oppositely disposed annular end surfaces contiguous with the respective first and second frusto-conical surfaces. A cover of a first material conforms to the frusto-conical surfaces. The cover has opposed circular openings, and elastic strips of a second material. The elastic strips engage the frusto-conical surfaces and grippingly secure the cover to the hub. The first material is more elastic than the second material so that the strips grippingly secure the cover to the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Floyd E. Martin
  • Publication number: 20080086828
    Abstract: A multisided roller brush that can surround and act on the entire surface area of multisided objects comprising bars, posts, poles, shafts, spindles, railings, supports, and columns, but not limiting to the aforementioned group of multisided objects, while the operator is positioned on only one side of said multisided objects for purposes comprising painting, staining, dusting, polishing, striping, sanding, cleaning, wiping off or applying chemicals (liquid and powder), comprising a one piece frame and two rollers where the frame and rollers are in the same plane and the center line of the 90 degree angle formed by the rollers is 90 degrees to the center line of the frame handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Willis Gerald Major
  • Patent number: 7340796
    Abstract: A painting apparatus facilitating the painting of a surface that lies adjacent to another surface that is not to be painted contemporaneously. The apparatus comprises a roller applicator, a shield, a paintbrush, a handle, and a platform. The shield can rotate between a paint loading position and a paint application position. The handle is connected to the platform by a universal joint which allows the handle to be disposed at any angle relative to the platform, which, in turn, allows the painting apparatus to be used in conjunction with an extension pole in edging a wall along a ceiling without requiring the use of a ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Christopher Matthew Pyles
  • Patent number: 7337488
    Abstract: A roller hub that is designed to fit standard roller frames. The paint loading surface of the hub has two surfaces that are oriented on a generally 90-degree angle. The intersection of the surfaces is adapted to allow a channel for excess paint to flow when the roller is loaded and pressed into operation in a comer. A removable, reusable cover that slips over the hub is held in place by material with a high degree of elasticity. The length or thickness of the nap on the edges of the cover can be shorter than the length or thickness of the nap in the middle, thereby allowing more paint to be loaded in the area of the roller where it is most needed. The roller cover is made from lambs wool or similar synthetic fiber, and the back of the cover is a porous synthetic material allowing for an easier cleaning process than other rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Hyde Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Floyd E. Martin
  • Patent number: 7305732
    Abstract: A paint roller sleeve includes an inner tube, an outer pile surface, an end cap, a circular disk shaped shield disposed between the end cap and the inner tube, and a foam disk disposed between the shield and the pile surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Quic-Key Painter Ltd.
    Inventor: David Karroll
  • Publication number: 20070271721
    Abstract: A system for applying liquid coating to a surface comprises a spindle-shaped roller cover and an adapter. The adapter is provided with a V-shaped grille against which the roller cover rolls to pick up coating material from a reservoir and to remove excess coating material from the roller cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventor: Russell Douglas
  • Patent number: 7293319
    Abstract: An improved paint roller frame made from a single length of rod having a first 90 degree bend delimiting a first segment formed at one end thereof and adapted to form an axle about which a paint roller can be rotatably mounted, and second and third bends delimiting second and third segments both of which lie in a plane in common with the first segment. The remaining portion of the rod is further deformed at a mid-portion thereof to include a fourth bend in which the rod is wound through 391 degrees about an imaginary axis extending parallel to the first segment and delimiting a fourth segment lying in the common plane and a fifth segment lying in a plane intersecting the common plane at an angle of 31 degrees, the fifth segment being adapted to be affixed to an elongated handle member. When combined with a paint roller and handle, a novel paint roller assembly is provided in accordance with the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Inventor: Leonard Lee Charbeneau
  • Patent number: 7281288
    Abstract: An improved cleaning tool is provided with a flexible connection between the head or spindle and the handle. The improved tool broadly includes a spindle or head, a handle and a flexible connection between the head and handle to permit relative pivotal movement therebetween and rubber bumpers to protect against scratching furniture. The flexible connection regulates relative movement between the spindle head in such a way that lateral movement is greater than the up and down movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: The Hartz Mountain Corporation
    Inventor: William D. McKay
  • Patent number: 7281292
    Abstract: The combination paint roller frame and scraper allows a painter to accomplish two tasks with a single tool and includes a paint roller frame, an elongated scraper member, and a hinge or pivot mechanism attaching the scraper to the paint roller frame. The paint roller frame is a standard frame having a roller cage assembly, a shaft for receiving the roller cage assembly, and a handle for supporting the shaft. The scraper member is an elongated scraper having a first end and a sharpened second end, with the first end being pivotally attached to a vertical portion of the shaft of the paint roller frame. The pivot mechanism attaching the scraper to the vertical portion of the shaft of the paint roller frame allows the scraper to be flipped between an “up” or “in use” position, and a “closed” or “not in use” position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Inventor: John J. Felix
  • Patent number: 7281291
    Abstract: A paint roller tool includes first and second paint rollers, mounted to extend from shaft portions of a frame and to turn about axes of rotation perpendicular to one another. Each of the paint rollers includes a peripheral cylindrical surface and a distal end covered with a material suitable for holding and applying wet paint. The paint rollers are separated from one another in a direction perpendicular to both of their axes of rotation and are aligned with one another so that the distal end of each roller is aligned with an outer edge of the cylindrical peripheral surface of the other roller, so that an “L”-shaped area at an interior corner can be painted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Zoya, Inc.
    Inventor: Zoya Hajianpour
  • Publication number: 20070186362
    Abstract: The combination paint roller frame and scraper allows a painter to accomplish two tasks with a single tool and includes a paint roller frame, an elongated scraper member, and a hinge or pivot mechanism attaching the scraper to the paint roller frame. The paint roller frame is a standard frame having a roller cage assembly, a shaft for receiving the roller cage assembly, and a handle for supporting the shaft. The scraper member is an elongated scraper having a first end and a sharpened second end, with the first end being pivotally attached to a vertical portion of the shaft of the paint roller frame. The pivot mechanism attaching the scraper to the vertical portion of the shaft of the paint roller frame allows the scraper to be flipped between an “up” or “in use” position, and a “closed” or “not in use” position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventor: John J. Felix
  • Patent number: 7216394
    Abstract: An improved paint roller frame made from a single length of rod having a first 90 degree bend delimiting a first segment formed at one end thereof and adapted to form an axel about which a paint roller can be rotatably mounted, and second and third bends delimiting second and third segments both of which lie in a plane in common with the first segment. The remaining portion of the rod is further deformed at a mid-portion thereof to include a fourth bend in which the rod is wound through 391 degrees about an imaginary axis extending parallel to the first segment and delimiting a fourth segment lying in the common plane and a fifth segment lying in a plane intersecting the common plane at an angle of 31 degrees, the fifth segment being adapted to be affixed to an elongated handle member. When combined with a paint roller and handle, a novel paint roller assembly is provided in accordance with the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: Leonard Lee Charbeneau
  • Patent number: 7213294
    Abstract: A paint applicator includes a paint roller having a pivotally adjustable handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Inventor: David Karroll
  • Patent number: 7186207
    Abstract: A detritus removal roller construction particularly suited for a lint roller is disclosed having an elongated strip with a backing layer and an adhesive layer overlying one side of the backing layer. The strip has a first end, a second end and two spaced apart sides and is wound from its first end to its second end into a tubular cylindrical roll. The backing layer is made of a compressible material which retains and/or creates an electrostatic charge in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: The Evercare Company
    Inventors: Nicholas D. McKay, Jr., Peter John Williamson
  • Patent number: 7174597
    Abstract: A paint roller assembly, including a handle having an axially extending portion for mounting a roller; one end of the axially extending portion having an engagement member; and an end piece engaging the engagement member to hold the roller in place on the axially extending portion. The end piece has a pivoting latch for alternately gripping and releasing the engagement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Diversified Dynamics Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel J. Bruggeman
  • Patent number: 7162768
    Abstract: An enlarged paint roller assembly comprises a curved yoke with a central recess for connection to a handle with frame portions extending at a downward slope from the recess on both sides thereof. The frame portions include downwardly extending end arms which include a plurality of prong-like portions which engage the apertures in detachable frame arms member having inwardly extending protrusions. A roller cap includes an aperture at each end which is engaged by the inwardly extending protrusions to and resilient protrusions which engage arm support a large roller therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Brenner International Corp
    Inventor: Perry Gartner
  • Patent number: 7120963
    Abstract: A unique paint roller mounting assembly, adapted for receiving a shaft of a small diameter paint roller handle which comprises an outer cylinder, upon which the paint roller is mounted and an end piece which is inserted into the outer cylinder. The end piece has a first and second inner chamber wherein the first chamber is adapted for receiving the paint roller handle and the second chamber retains a split bushing which also receives the paint roller handle. The length of the outer cylinder does not vary the length of the end piece. The mounting assembly is very stable and is particularly adapted for use with smaller rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventor: Song Kim