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Publication numberUS3329307 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 4, 1967
Filing dateMay 27, 1965
Priority dateMay 27, 1965
Publication numberUS 3329307 A, US 3329307A, US-A-3329307, US3329307 A, US3329307A
InventorsBen Jacobson
Original AssigneeBen Jacobson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Excess paint remover
US 3329307 A
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Filed May 27, 1965 2 Sheets$heet l INVENTOR Ben Ja cobsofl AFB/WE 5.

July 4, 1967 B. JACOBSON 3,329,307

EXCESS PAINT REMOVER Filed May 27, 1965 2 Sheets-Sheet i INVENTQR Ben Jacobson United States Patent 3,329,307 EXCESS PAINT REMOVER Ben Jacobson, 62 Broadfield Drive, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10804 Filed May 27, 1965, Ser. No. 459,329 1 Claim. (Cl. 22090) The present invention relates to novel and improved means for the selective removal of excess paint from a paint brush, and the return of the removed excess paint to the paint container.

Various attempts have been made to solve this problem and devices have been made 'but the conventional type of operation results in filling the pain can rim recesses with paint and eventually in most all instances there is a drain of paint down the sides of the container. Filling of the paint can rim, recess or recesses does not permit proper rescaling of the can once the painting operation is completed. Moreover the draining of the paint down the sides of the can normally requires that the can sides be wiped before storage so that the excess paint is not deposited on a surface of the storage area.

Attachments have heretofore been placed on the rims but these devices become lost or detached in the event any substantial wiping pressure is applied to the shelf thereof.

With this in view, it is a primary object of the present invention to provide a paint can with a device that will' be effective in wiping brushes and direct the excess paint downwardly into the can without touching the rim or side of the can.

Another object of the invention is to provide a scraper for a paint can that will accommodate brushes of various sizes.

A further object of the invention is to provide a scraper for a paint can that does not interfere with the removal or closure of the lid on the can.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a device of this kind that is eflicient in operation and does not readily clog or coat with continued use. I

A specific object of the present invention is to provide a paint can with a paint brush scraper or Wiper having a toothed edge, remote from the inner periphery of a round paint can whereby the bristles of the brush are raked and scraped.

For further comprehension of the invention and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings and to to appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this dis-closure:

FIG. 1 is a top plan view of a conventional type paint can with one form -of the invention forming an integral part of the top of the can.

FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 22 of FIG. 1, showing paint in the can.

FIG. 3 is a disassembled top perspective view of a paint can embodying another form of the invention, the lid or cover being shown removed.

FIG. 4 is a disassembled cross-sectional view taken on the line 44 of FIG. 3.

FIG. 5 is a view similar to FIG. 1 of a paint can embodying yet another form of the invention, a brush being shown in dash lines.

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 66 of FIG. 5.

FIG. 7 is a top perspective view of the top of a can showing still another modified form of the invention.

FIG. 8 is a vertical sectional view of part of the can top with the invention applied thereto, taken on the plane of the line 8-8 of FIG. 7.


FIG. 9 is a top plan view of a can with yet another modified form of the invention applied thereto.

FIG. 10 is a vertical sectional view taken on the plane of the line 1010 of FIG. 9.

Referring now more in detail to the various views of the drawings, in FIG. 2, the top of a conventional paint can with the usual cylindrical body portion 10 is shown. The open top of the can has for-med thereon a conventional integral horizontally disposed inwardly extending rim or flange 12 with an upstanding peripheral edge 14 and with an endless channel or groove 16 formed therein for reception of a keying rib upon a plug type lid or cover 18.

In accordance with the present invention, a broad or elongated shelf or arm 20 extends across the inner peripheral of the rim 12 leaving a space 22 between the inner periphery of the rim and the inner long edge of the shelf. A plane passing through the ends of the shelf defines the chord of a circle. The body of the shelf 20 is slightly areuate in cross-section, as best seen in FIG. 2 and has an outer curved long edge 26 and an inner curved long edge 28. A series of closely spaced teeth 30 is formed on the outer curved edge extending from a point remote from one end to a point remote from the other end, leaving unobstructed edges on both sides thereof. The teeth taper slightly downwardly as seen in FIG. 2. It will be noted that the toothed section 30 of the shelf 20 is remote from the side 32 of the paint can. By reason of this toothed construction, the bristles of the paint brush are raked andscraped effectively squeezing all excess paint off the brush.

The body of the scraper and the scraping lip 30 are in a plane below the plane of the rim or lid flange, and does not come into contact with the underside of the cover or lid when the latter is applied, permitting the downwardly extending flange of the cover or lid to seat in the channel or groove of the rim thereby preventing any likelihood of paint between the flange and the lid or cover and causing the lid or cover to stick, only to interfere with its removal when obtained by the purchaser. Even after the can is used, so long as there is no paint on the underside of the lid or cover, it is obvious that the flange and groove construction promotes easy lid removal.

In the modified form of structure shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, the structure is similar to that shown in FIG. 1. A- flange 34 however is stamped integrally with the rim 12 and with the scraper 20'. The bodyof the scraper is abruptly curved as indicated at 36 and its inner long edge I curves gracefully into a straight transverse groove 38 communicating with the channel or groove 16' partially around the rim 12. Teeth 30 are formed on the free long sharp edge 26' of the scraper 20. A cover or lid 18' similar in shape to the opening in the top of the can is provided with a downwardly extending flange 40 adapted to seat in the transverse groove 38 and groove 16' in round rim 17' to seal the top of the can.

Another modified form of the invention is shown applied in FIGS. 5 and 6. In this form, a triangular shaped bearing member 44 having a hole in its apical end is formed with the rim 12" and projected inwardly thereof toward the center of the open top of the can. An elongated rectangular scraper plate 20" is pivotally mounted midway its ends to the apical end of the bearing 44 by means of a double headed rivet 46. The plate is formed with teeth on each long edge thereof, the teeth 48 on one long edge being closer than the teeth 50 on the opposite long edge. The plate is positioned in a plane above the plane of the bearing member so that it can rotate degrees around to present the desired teeth to the brush. A brush 52 is shown in operative position in FIG. 5.

Referring now to the modification of the invention Patented July 4, 1967 shown in FIGS. 7 and 8, the top of a paint can with conventional cylindrical body 10x having an open top is shown. A removable main cover 18x with an opening 56 therein is provided for the open top of the can, and an auxiliary cover 58 is provided for closing the opening 56 in the main cover.

In accordance with this form of the invention, the opening 56 in the main cover is for-med with a straight transverse edge 30x serving as a scraper and wiper for a paint brush when the auxiliary cover 58 is removed.

In FIGS. 9 and 10, still another modified form of the invention is shown which is somewhat similar to the form of FIG. 1 except that a second scraper 60 is shown opposed to the scraper 20xx such as shown in FIG. 1. However, the teeth 68 on the scraper 60 are Wider apart than the teeth 30xx on the scraper 20xx. The bodies of the scrapers are also flat instead of arcuate. In all other respects, theinventions are the same and similar reference numerals are used to indicate similar parts.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claim.

What is claimed is:

In a round paint can having a horizontally inwardly extending rim around the open top thereof, a triangular shaped bearing member integral with the inner peripheral of the rim and extending inwardly toward the center of the can, an elongated rectangular plate pivotally mounted on the apical end of the bearing member midway the ends of the plate and swingable over the opening in the top, and teeth on both long edges of the plate for raking the bristles of a paint brush and for wiping off excess paint into the can below, the teeth along one edge closer than the teeth along the other edge.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,984,170 12/1934 Archb'old 22090 2,268,241 12/1941 Brueckel 22090 2,418,502 4/1947 Ferguson 220-90 2,765,094 10/1956 Ryan 220-90 2,873,052 2/1959 Atherton 22090 2,903,154 9/1959 Hendershot 220-90 3,133,668 5/1964 Heise 220-90 3,168,962 2/1965 RaWlins et al 220-90 3,223,272 12/1965 Vernon 22090 FOREIGN PATENTS 296,948 9/1928 Great Britain.

THERON E. CONDON, Primary Examiner. RAPHAEL H. SCHWARTZ, Examiner.

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U.S. Classification220/695, D32/54
International ClassificationB44D3/12
Cooperative ClassificationB44D3/128
European ClassificationB44D3/12N