Title:
Crank window opener in a painters tool
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A notched opening in the handle or blade of a knife or paint brush which facilitates the opening of a crank out window and the hanging of the tool. It may be inserted into various painting tools, making the painting process more time and cost efficient. There is also provided the option of having this window crank with a racheting action, making it easier to use.



Inventors:
Poma, Philip Edward (Linden, MI, US)
Application Number:
10/847532
Publication Date:
11/24/2005
Filing Date:
05/18/2004
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A46B15/00; E04D15/00; (IPC1-7): E04D15/00
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Primary Examiner:
MEISLIN, DEBRA S
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Philip E. Poma III (Irons, MI, US)
Claims:
1. A crank window opener in a painters tool for to add a crank window opener to a paint brush and/or drywall knife and/or painter knife so that crank windows may be opened without the original window cranks. comprising: means for being inserted into the handle or blade of a painter's tool, such as a knife or paintbrush. it will then open crank windows.; and means for the opener to be stamped onto the blade of the drywall knife or the painter knife., rigidly connected to said means for being inserted into the handle or blade of a painter's tool, such as a knife or paintbrush. it will then open crank windows.

2. The crank window opener in a painters tool in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for being inserted into the handle or blade of a painter's tool, such as a knife or paintbrush. it will then open crank windows. comprises a New Attribute 1 notched ring.

3. The crank window opener in a painters tool in accordance with claim 1, wherein said means for the opener to be stamped onto the blade of the drywall knife or the painter knife. comprises a New Attribute 2 knife blade.

4. A crank window opener in a painters tool for to add a crank window opener to a paint brush and/or drywall knife and/or painter knife so that crank windows may be opened without the original window cranks. comprising: a New Attribute 1 notched ring, for being inserted into the handle or blade of a painter's tool, such as a knife or paintbrush. it will then open crank windows.; and a New Attribute 2 knife blade, for the opener to be stamped onto the blade of the drywall knife or the painter knife., rigidly connected to said Notched ring.

5. The crank window opener in a painters tool as recited in claim 4, further comprising: a New Attribute 2 handle, for the opener to be located in the area where there is usually a hole for hanging the tool., snugly inserted to said Notched ring.

6. A crank window opener in a painters tool for to add a crank window opener to a paint brush and/or drywall knife and/or painter knife so that crank windows may be opened without the original window cranks. comprising: a New Attribute 1 notched ring, for being inserted into the handle or blade of a painter's tool, such as a knife or paintbrush. it will then open crank windows.; a New Attribute 2 handle, for the opener to be located in the area where there is usually a hole for hanging the tool., snugly inserted to said Notched ring; and a New Attribute 2 knife blade, for the opener to be stamped onto the blade of the drywall knife or the painter knife., rigidly connected to said Notched ring.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to crank window opener and, more particularly, to a crank window opener that can be inserted onto a painter/drywall knife or a paint brush so that the original window cranks do not have to be used. the proprietary element being that the tool has the special opening capability to fit snuggly over the window crank stem. This tool will have the necessary socket to universally fit most window types on the market.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Ever since crank windows have been invented, painters have needed to open the windows so that they can either paint the jambs or sills, or let air into the house, or so that paint fumes can exit the house. Many times the window cranks that come with the window are either not installed or removed during the building process in order to eliminate paint getting on them and to prevent them from being lost or stolen. Many times contractors are left in a situation where they waste time tracking down the builder/owner of the project in order to get the windows open. It is essential that a painter can open the windows without the original cranks.

Another problem solved by the invention would be that of storage of the paint brush or the painters knife. It is essential that they can be hung. This feature is important because of storage needs. There are many tools used in the painting process. In order for the painter to find the needed tool, organization is needed. One of the most common solutions is to hang the brushes or the painting knives. In order to do this, there needs to be a hole in the handle of the utensil. Most of the paint brushes and knives have such holes.

However, when the hole can be combined with the crank window opener, it is a far more effective solution. Now the painter can not only hang their knife or brush, they can also use the opening to open crank windows. This eliminates the need to have a separate tool to open windows. This saves the painter not only time, but money because they do not need to buy separate tools. Also, because the knife and paint brush are both essential to the painter, they are sure to have them available with them at the job site, thus eliminating the possibility of not having a crank to open windows either because the painter/drywall have forgotten them, or because they have lost them.

There is another solution to opening the crank windows. You may use the original crank, or another crank as a substitute for the original. The window can be opened in this way. Also, a pair of pliers used on the crank will open the window.

The knife or paint brush can also be hung by the holes that usually exist in their handles. This works well to organize the tools, but does not have the added benefit of being able to open the window.

There are shortcomings with having the original crank for the windows. Most of the time the builder or the homeowner has already removed the cranks to eliminate damage to them or loss of them. Sometimes when the painter removes the cranks, but leaves one out to open and close windows, they get lost or fall out of the window and get lost on the ground below.

The use of a pair of pliers has the problem of ruining the crank on the window. If too much force is applied, the notches on the window crank can be damaged. Also, the painter still needs to remember to bring pliers to the job site.

Many times a painter will have an old crank that they carry with them from job to job in order to open and shut the windows. The problem with this is the probability of loss. The window crank is not large and is easily lost from a pocket or in the back of a van. There is also the possibility that the crank will be forgotten on the job or back at the painter's place of business.

The knife or paint brush is hung many times by a hole in the handle. The traditional round hole will work for hanging. However, this hole does not carry with it the ability to open windows. Being able to consolidate these two purposes into one is very useful. It lets the painter use one tool instead of two. This will also save money as the painter will only need to purchase one tool instead of two.

It is therefore an object of the invention to allow people to open crank out windows with the use of a knife or paint brush.

It is another object of the invention to allow the tool to be stored by hanging by the handle because of the opening.

The invention may or may not consist of ratcheting action.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a notched opening in the handle of a knife or paint brush or on the blade of a painters knife which facilitates the opening of a casement type window and other crank out windows. This tool will have the necessary socket to universally fit most window types on the market. There is also provided the option of having this window crank with a ratcheting action, making it easier to use.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

A complete understanding of the present invention may be obtained by reference to the accompanying drawings, when considered in conjunction with the subsequent, detailed description, in which:

FIG. 1 is a cross sectional view of an opener.;

FIG. 2 is a front view of a Window Opener. It can be inserted into a knife or paintbrush.;

FIG. 3 is a front view of a paint brush with the opener inserted into the handle. This would allow the handle to be used for opening windows. It could also be inserted into a painter knife or a drywall knife.; and

FIG. 4 is a front view of a painter knife with the opener stamped into the blade of the knife.

For purposes of clarity and brevity, like elements and components will bear the same designations and numbering throughout the FIGURES.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the Notched ring 10. It can be inserted into a drywall knife and or paintbrush in order to allow crank windows to be opened. The Notched ring 10 1 may be fabricated of wood, plastic, metal or any other suitable material. Moreover it can also be constructed with a ratcheting action to allow the windows to be opened in an even easier fashion. It is shown with curved notches, but they may be more or less rounded as needed or preferred for fitting onto the window crank.

FIG. 2 is a cross sectional view of the Notched ring 10. It shows the curved notches which will allow the ring to open and shut crank windows. It is shown with curved notches, but they may be more or less rounded as needed or preferred for fitting onto the window crank.

FIG. 3 is a picture of the crank inserted into the Handle 12 of a paint brush. This is only one of the uses. It may be inserted into various knife designs and paint brush designs.

FIG. 4 is a picture of the crank inserted into the Knife blade 14 of a painter knife and or drywall knife. This is only one of the uses. It may be inserted into various knife designs.

Since other modifications and changes varied to fit particular operating requirements and environments will be apparent to those skilled in the art, the invention is not considered limited to the example chosen for purposes of disclosure, and covers all changes and modifications which do not constitute departures from the true spirit and scope of this invention.

Having thus described the invention, what is desired to be protected by Letters Patent is presented in the subsequently appended claims.