Title:
Dripless paint can construction
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
“Dripless Paint Can” construction has perforated drip holes in the inner trough of the paint can ring. The ring is the section of the can that accepts the lid. When in place the lid seals the can. The holes in the inner trough allow the excess paint on the brush to drain down the inside of the can. Likewise the flood of paint when paint is poured from the can flows back into the perforated ring and back into the can. When the lid is back on the can it seals the inner trough and returns the can to its original integrity. Hence the dripless paint call.



Inventors:
Bothwell, Llyod Ennis (Sacramento, CA, US)
Application Number:
09/887866
Publication Date:
03/14/2002
Filing Date:
06/22/2001
Assignee:
BOTHWELL LLYOD ENNIS
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B44D3/12; B65D25/02; (IPC1-7): B65D25/00; B65D90/00
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Primary Examiner:
MOY, JOSEPH MAN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Lloyd Ennis Bothwell (Fair Oaks, CA, US)
Claims:

What I claim as my invention is:



1. The development of a paint can with holes as illustrated on the previous page. This can will have perforations on the inner trough of the can allowing the paint to drip back into the can instead of running down the outside of the can. I claim that the lid properly replaced after use will seal the perforated can for storage.

Description:
[0001] Paint cans of various sizes manufactured out of various materials including but not limited to tin or plastic that has a series of holes perorated in the inner trough of the paint can ring that holds the paint can lid. This is done in the first stamping of the paint can construction before it is seamed to the body of the can.

DRAWING AND EXPLANATION

[0002] Drip holes are perforated in the inner trough of a standard paint can. These holes are perforated in the initial stamping of the paint can parts before the can is assembled. The penetrations in the trough allow the excess paint to flow back down into the inside of the can when the paint brush is pulled up across the inner edge of the can as illustrated in FIG. 4.

[0003] Illustrations of #1—#2—#3—#4—#5

[0004] #1 outer rim of can

[0005] #2 outer trough of can

[0006] #3 penetration of holes in the inner trough of the can

[0007] #4 inner edge of can

[0008] #5 perforated holes in inner trough

[0009] Replacement of lid seals the perforations