US 2945612 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
y 9, 1960 H. w. WEIFFENBACH 2,945,612
PAINT CAN SHIELD Filed July 1, 1957 IN V EN TOR. H/IRIPY W. WE/FFENBHCH.
H TTORNEK United States Patent OF PAINT CAN SHIELD Harry W. Weilfenbach, P.0. Box 505, Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, Conn.
Filed July 1, 1957, Ser. No. 669,154
Claims. (Cl. 220-90) This invention relates to a paint can shield and more particularly to a shield which is readily attachable to a paint can for shielding the cover receiving groove 1n the top of the can to prevent its becoming filled with paint.
shield which can be constructed inexpensively from suitable paper material and readily attached to the can after the conventional cover has been removed therefrom.
A further object of the invention is to provide a shield which can be produced in the form of a blank that may be folded to fit around the can.
A still further object is the provision of such a shield having suitable means for supporting a paint brush.
Further objects and advantages of this invention will be more clearly understood from the following description and the accompanying drawings in which:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of a paint can shield embodying the present invention.
Fig. 2 is a side view of said shield.
Fig. 3 is a sectional side view showing the said shield attached to the top of a conventional paint can.
Fig. 4 is a plan view of the shield in blank form.
Fig. 5 is a plan view of a modified form of shield em bodying the present invention.
Fig. 6 is a sectional side view thereof.
Fig. 7 is a sectional front view on line 7-7 of Fig. 2.
As illustrated in the drawings, the numeral 5 denotes a conventional paint can having the usual rim 6 around its upper edge with the annular groove 7 formed therein to receive the conventional bead on the under side of the cover.
The present invention provides a shield 8 which is formed from a blank, shown in Fig. 4, that includes a central shield portion 9 having an opening 10, a rearwardly extending portion 11 and side portions forming bands 12-12 extending from opposite sides of said central portion and each having notches 13-13. The said blank may be folded to form a shield by simply turning the side bands 12-12 downwardly and joining their adjacent ends by interlocking the notched portions. Said side bands then form an annular, downwardly extending skirt surrounding the central portion 9 which is adapted to fit around the upper end of an open paint can to retain said central portion over the top of the can and thereby shield the annular groove 7 therein to prevent it from becoming filled with paint taken from the can with a brush that may be inserted through the opening 10. The surrounding edge of said opening has a straight portion 14, which provides a wiping edge for a paint brush, and an arcuate portion 15 which is curved downwardly to form a drip edge for preventing the paint from crawling along the under side of the shield.
The rear ends of the side bands 12-12 are provided with projections 16-16 which extend upwardly through a notch 17 in the end of the extension 11 and are adapted to form a crotch 18 for receiving the handle of a paint brush, indicated at 19, to retain the brush in draining One object of the present invention is to provide such a Patented July 19, 1960 position upon the shield with its bristles in the opening 10. In using the paint in the can 5, the paint brush is dipped through the opening 10 and the excess paint thereon may be wiped oif against the edge portion 14. When the brush is placed upon the shield in draining position, its bristles may be positioned to extend under the edge portion 14 so that the brush will be securely retained upon the shield by the said edge portion and the crotch 18. It will be noted that the extension 11 will catch any paint dripping from portions of the brush adjacent its heel.
If desired, a tab 20 may be provided at the edge of the central portion so that it may be foldedsdownwardly inside of the side bands 12-12 to retain the front edge of the central portion flat upon the top of the paint can.
In the modified form shown in Figs. 5 and 6, the shield is provided with a pouring opening 21 and a pouring spout portion 22 which extends forwardly over the side bands 12-12 and forms a spout for the pouring of paint from the can 5 through the said opening 21. In said modified form, the central portion 9 is provided with a downwardly extending annular bead 23 which is adapted to fit into the annular groove 7 of the can to secure the shield thereto and to prevent leakage of the paint under the shield and into said groove during a pouring operation.
1. A shield for paint cans and the like having an annular groove to receive a cover; saidshield being constructed from a foldable blank including a central portion having an opening therein, side portions forming bands joined to opposite sides of said central portion, means for securing the ends of said side hands together to retain them in position to provide a skirt around the under side of said central portion for receiving the upper end of the paint can, and means on said side portions for forming a crotch on said shield to retain a brush thereon.
2. A shield as set forth in claim 1 wherein the opening in the central portion of the shield has an arcuate free edge portion bent downwardly to provide a drip edge leading into the opening in the top of the can.
3. A shield for paint cans and the like, said shield being formed from a foldable blank of sheet material comprising a circular central portion adapted to fit over the top of a paint can and having an opening therein, side bands joined to said central portion and foldable downwardly therefrom, means on said side bands for securing their adjacent ends together to form a skirt around the underside of said central portion for receiving the upper end of a paint can, and projections on said side bands extending upwardly therefrom and forming a crotch for receiving the handle of a paint brush resting upon said central portion.
4. A shield for paint cans and the like, said shield being formed from a foldable blank of sheet material comprising a central portion adapted to fit over the top of a paint can, said central portion having an opening therein and a rearwardly extending portion adapted to support a paint brush, side bands joined intermediate their ends to the opposite sides of said central portion and foldable downwardly therefrom, means for joining the adjacent ends of said side bands together to form an annular skirt around the underside of said central portion adapted to receive the upper end of a paint can, the rear ends of said side bands, when joined, crossing one another and having projections extending upwardly therefrom forming a crotch adjacent the end of said rearwardly extending portion for receiving the handle of a brush resting thereon.
5. A shield for paint cans and the like, said shield being formed from a foldable blank of sheet material comprising a central portion having an opening therein, side bands joined intermediate their ends to the opposite adapted to fit into the cover receiving annular groove in the top of said paint can.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Weiss Feb. 19, 1957 Giusto W. Mar. 26, 1957