Patent application title: Artists' paint saver caps
Beth Louise Macfarlane (Cambria, CA, US)
IPC8 Class: AB65D4308FI
Class name: Receptacles closures removable closure retained by friction
Publication date: 2009-04-02
Patent application number: 20090084806
The objective is to produce height adjustable plant & floral supports that
require no fasteners, do not harm the plant, appear to be a natural part
of the plant, enhance the look of the plant and/or floral arrangement and
are made of a synthetic material which is resistant to weather, moisture,
infestation and disease.
1. The Paint Saver Caps are made of a strong, resilient, rubber or
rubber-like compound and will come in sizes to easily fit standard paint
tubes. These Caps slip onto the tube top with ease and they seal without
sticking to the paint.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
Field of the Invention
This invention relates to caps specifically designed to seal and protect the paint in artists' oil and acrylic paint tubes.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
Artists' oil and acrylic paints typically come in tubes with screw-on tops. These tops are a huge source of frustration for the user. Artists waste considerable time scraping dry paint out of the grooves of the screw-on tops and from the neck grooves of the paint tubes themselves.
The Paint Saver Caps are in a single unit made from molded rubber or rubber-like material with a length of approximately 1/2 to 1 inch, with diameters of 3/8, 5/8 and 6/8 inches (1). The Caps slip onto the neck of the paint tube and will hold tightly, sealing out the drying air without sticking.
The Caps will replace the standard screw-on tops, thereby eliminating problems artists find most annoying, i.e. cap and tube neck threads stripping or filling with dried paint. These very typical problems are a huge waste of time, energy and paint (if the top does not fit properly the paint in the tube dries).
The Caps can be molded from a flat tab (2) on the top with a hole in its center (3). This permits the paint tubes to be hung on hooks or pegs for easy access and identification.
Artists spend much time scraping dry pain out of grooves in screw-type tops and from the grooves of the paint tube necks. This is not only time consuming and frustrating, but often damages the grooves themselves, thereby making it virtually impossible to properly recap the paint tube.
FIG. 1=FRONT VIEW
FIG. 1 (1)--A vertical support member having one end tapered to go into the ground
FIG. 1 (2)--A plurality of arms angled upwardly from a plurality of positions on the vertical support
FIG. 1 (3)--The "Y" formed between the vertical support and each arm
FIG. 1 (5)--The notches to facilitate height adjustment
FIG. 2=TURNED 45 DEGREES
FIG. 2 (4)--The vertical support and the arms all being in a common plane
Patent applications by Beth Louise Macfarlane, Cambria, CA US
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