Title:
Stay wet brush holder
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A device for suspending a paint brush of different sizes into a paint can containing different levels of paint as the painting project progresses. This immersion enables the brush bristles to stay wet if the painting project is stopped for a period of time. This technique is usable for a gallon or quart size can, taking into consideration design changes for the appropriate size can. The use of this device will save time, cleaning materials and the costs related to them. The ability to move from one color to another on the same job is a plus factor as two or more holders are utilized on the same job, therefore eliminating clean-up procedures during the day. This device is easily used and maintained for all painting procedures using a brush.



Inventors:
Collick, Lester Virgil (Plainwell, MI, US)
Application Number:
12/229657
Publication Date:
03/12/2009
Filing Date:
08/27/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D25/20
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Primary Examiner:
CASTELLANO, STEPHEN J
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LESTER VIRGIL COLLICK (PLAINWELL, MI, US)
Claims:
1. A molded plastic or stamped metal device comprising of: a channeled base, which is press fit to approximately twenty percent (20%) of the circumference of the paint can top perimeter,designed to be attached to the top of a gallon or quart paint can allowing for the positioning of a four (4) smaller paint brush of various sizes, through the use of a positioning tower, to be suspended into the paint can at different levels of paint keeping the brush bristles wet enabling the brush to be immediately usable avoiding unnecessary clean-up or drying out if left out of the paint can for a period of time or for switching to a different color involving the same painting project.

Description:

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

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STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY FUNDED SPONSORED RESEARCH

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REFERENCE TO A SEQUENCE LISTING OR COMPUTER LIST

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION. BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The inventor, Lester V. Collick, through practical work experience involving painting, both for business and home maintenance, realized the practical application for this device known as the STAY WET BRUSH HOLDER. A search was conducted through internet search engines, Google and Yahoo, and by visiting numerous paint supply retail stores. This search did not turn up any device similar to the attached drawings. A prototype of the of the invention has been manufactured.

BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

TOP VIEW—FIG. 1. Drawing illustrates how the device, when attached to the paint can, utilizes only approximately twenty percent (20%) of the circumference on top of the can, allowing for a more efficient packaging technique. The tower is centered over the diameter mid-point of the paint can opening making it adaptable for a four (4) inch or smaller paint brush.

END VIEW—FIG 2. Illustrates the length of the tower from the molding attachment designed to press fit on the outer top edge of the paint cans (either a gallon or quart can). The end of the tower illustrates the locking and centering location for the brush (flexible jaws) as the paint brush is suspended into various levels of paint.

SIDE VIEW—FIG. 3 Illustrates the height of the tower and its molded or stamped metal location to the molding attachment feature as it slips onto the outer top rim of the paint can. The top of the tower depicts the central location of the brush as it is suspended into the paint can. The side view of the locking feature is shown at the top of the tower.