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March 26, 1963
c. T. OLSON ET AL
3,082,469
PAINT APPLICATOR
Filed Oct. 18, 1961
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Carl 7? Olson
Charles F Eckerf
INVENTORS
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PAINT APPLICATOR
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12. The hollow axle 22 has a plurality of apertures 30
for passage of paint therethrough into a roller 32 which
is hollow and is rotatably mounted on the axle 22, said
PAINT APPLICATOR
Carl '1‘. Olson and Charles F. Eckert, Belle Vernon, Pa.,
assignors of twenty-?ve percent to Frank Giuliano,
Belle Vernon, Pa.
Filed Oct. 18, 1961, Ser. No. 145,898
6 Claims. (Cl. 15-522)
roller 32 constituting a paint distributing roller having
apertures 34 therein and being in contact with the paint
applicator nevertheless will not permit spillage of paint
connecting the pump chamber ‘44 to the conduit 28 in one
spreading roller 16 as more clearly seen in FIGURE 3.
As seen in FIGURE 2, the handle portion 12 of the
applicator has a paint reservoir chamber 36 which may
be loaded with paint by pouring paint into the top of the
This invention relates to paint applicators of the roller
type including its own supply of paint for distribution to 10 ‘funnel-shaped shroud 14, the paint then entering inlet
38 and openings 40 into the chamber 36, the ball valve
the roller for spreading thereby on walls, ceilings and
42 preventing any flow of paint out of the chamber 36
other flat surfaces.
because of movement of the ball valve 42 to close the
The primary object of this invention, is to provide a
inlet 38. At the bottom of the handle portion 12 is a
paint rolling apparatus containing its own supply of paint
for even distribution on the roller for painting remotely 15 pump chamber 44 separated from the paint‘reservoir
chamber 36 by a spring biased one-way valve 46 which
accessible surfaces while avoiding the inconvenience of
will open in response to suction created within chamber
frequently dipping the roller in a pan of paint.
44 to'admit paint from chamber 36 into chamber 44.
It is a further object of this invention to provide means
The chamber 44 is connected to the conduit 28 by means
for collecting any excess paint on the roller ‘for return to
the paint supply carried ‘within the applicator itself which 20 of one-way ball valve 46' located within ?tting 48 for
direction for supplying paint to the distributing roller
therefrom when not in an upward paint spreading posi
32 via hollow axle 22.
tion.
In order to pump the paint into the distributing roller 32
in accordance with the foregoing objects, the applicator
involves an elongated handle, rotatably mounting at one 25 when additional paint is desired for the roller 16, the
pump chamber 44 is provided with a pump piston 50
end thereof a paint spreading roller, in contact with a
which may be actuated by a plunger 52 against the bias
paint distributing roller to which paint is supplied from
of spring '54-. As seen in FIGURE 5, the plunger 52
a reservoir chamber located within the handle portion of
and piston 50 are in an intermediate position and moving
the applicator which handle includes its own manual actu
atable pump for ?lling the distributing roller with paint 30 in the direction indicated by the arrow 56 shown in solid
lines, so that paint trapped between the piston 50 and
when desired. The handle is hollow and of considerable
valve 46 is forced past one-way valve 46' into conduit 28
length so that the user may reach remotely accessible
for supply to the paint distributing roller 32. When the
piston 50 is being retracted by the spring in the direction
able paint reservoir chamber requiring infrequent loading.
A funnel-shaped paint collecting shroud encloses the paint 35 of arrow 58 shown‘indot-ted lines in FIGURE 5, suction
surfaces and also so that the handle may constitute a siz
is created in the chamber 44 above the piston 50 thereby
opening valve 46 against ‘its spring bias as shown in
dotted lines in FIGURE 5, to admit paint from the
chamber 36 into pump chamber 44 while one-way valve‘
40 46 prevents ‘egress of paint from chamber 44 as it is
prevents spillage.
being charged with paint from chamber 36 in prepara
These together with other objects and advantages which
tion for a following pump stroke actuation of the plunger '
will become subsequently apparent reside in the details
distributing roller and thereby channels excess paint on
the spreading roller back into the reservoir chamber in
the handle through a one-way valve which prevents the
?ow of paint out of the reservoir chamber and thereby
of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter
described and claimed, reference being had to the accom
52.
.
I' As previously indicated, one-way valve 42 prevents the
panying drawings forming a part hereof, ‘wherein like 45 ?ow of paint from chamber 36 out of vinlet 38 so that
vwhen the applicator is held in a downward position, op
numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
posite to the position as shown in FIGURE 1, no paint
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the applicator unit
will spill out‘of chamber 36. It may-however be desir
representing the invention of this application.
able at times to selectively permit paint to ?ow out of
FIGURE 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the ap-.
plicator along the plane indicated by the section line 2—2 50 chamber 36 into the funnel-shaped shroud 14, as for
in FIGURE 1.
,
FIGURE 3 is a side sectional view of the top half of
the applicator through a plane indicated by the section
, example when it is desired to paint a ?oor, in which case
the valve ‘42 may be held in. its open position by means
of a ?nger 60 securedto a pin or shaft 62 pivotally
mounted in the handle and connected to a lever or arm
line 3—3 in FIGURE 2.
FIGURE 4 is a view taken through the plane indicated 55 64 which is connected by link 66, as more clearly seen
in FIGURE 1, to a slide member or ring 68 slidably
by the section line 4—4 in FIGURE 2.
mounted on the outside of the handle portion 12 and
FIGURE 5 is a longitudinal sectional view of the
actuatable against the bias of spring 70.
From the foregoing description, operation and use of
Referring ?rst to FIGURE 1, there is shown therein the 60 the applicator is clearly apparent. It is also apparent,
that the applicator may easily be cleaned by removal of
applicator generally designated by the reference numeral
the paint roller, draining the paint out of the chamber 36
'10 which includes an elongated handle portion 12 having
by holding the valve 42 open through movement of slide
a funnel-shaped shroud 14 connected thereto at its upper
68, pouring paint remover or thinner into the chamber
end exposing a paint spreading roller 16 rotatably mount
ed on bracket 18 also secured to the top end of the 65 36 and ?nally pumping it through the applicator with its
lower part of the applicator with the pump plunger shown
in an intermediate position.
handle 12.
Referring now to FIGURE 2, bracket 18 has secured
thereto a spindle 20 on which the roller 16 is rotatably
mounted and also ?xedly secured to the bracket 18 is
pumping mechanism.
tending beneath bracket 18 and down along the handle
scribed, and accordingly all suitable modi?cations and
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the
principles of the invention. Further, since numerous
modi?cations and changes will readily occur to those
a hollow axle 22 sealed at one end by part 24 and con 70 skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention
to the exact construction and operation shown and de
nected at its other end by ?tting 26 to a conduit 28 ex
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equivalents may be resorted to,’ falling within the scope
pump means for supplying paint from said reservoir
of the invention as claimed.
means to said distributing means, said reservoir means
including a releasable one-way valve connecting the col
lecting means and the reservoir means for permitting
pump means located at one end of said handle, pain-t col 5 ?ow of paint from said collecting means to said reservoir
lecting means mounted at an opposite end of said handle
means, said supply means including a hollow axle mount
and reservoir means disposed within said handle and in
ing said distributing means, conduit means connecting
What is claimed as new is as follows:
~1. A paint applicator. comprising a hollow handle,
termediate the ends thereof, paint spreading means and
. said pump means to said axle, said axle having apertures
distributing means mounted at said opposite end of said
therein for‘the passage of paint therethrough to the dis
handle and supply means responsive to actuation of said 10 tributing means, said pump means including a plunger
pump means for supplying paint from said reservoir
actuated piston, slidable within a pump chamber formed
means to said distributing means, said reservoir means
at said one end of the handle, oppositely acting one-way
including a releasable one-way valve connecting the col
valve means connecting said pump chamber with said
lecting'means and the reservoir means for permitting ?ow
supply means'and reservoir means respectively, and means
of paint from said collecting means to said reservoir 15 for manually ‘releasing the ?rst-named valve, the last
means, and means for releasing the valve comprising a
named means including a ring slidably mounted on the
ring slidable on the handle and operatively connected to
handle and operatively connected to said ?rst-named
said valve.
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valve.
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2. The applicator as de?ned in claim 1, wherein said
> 6. A paint applicator comprising an elongated hollow
supply means includes a hollow axle mounting said dis 20 handle rotatably mounting at one end, a paint spreading
tribu-ting means, conduit means connecting said pump
roller and ?xedly mounting parallel thereto, a hollow
means to said axle, said axle having apertures therein for
axle having apertures therein, a paint distributing roller
the passage of paint therethrough to the distributing
having apertures therein rotatably mounted on said hol
means.
low axle and contacting said paint spreading roller, a
3. The applicator as de?ned in claim 1, wherein said 25 funnel-shaped shroud partially enclosing said distributing
pump means includes a plunger-actuated piston, slidable
roller connected to said‘ hollow handle adjacent said one
within a pump chamber formed at said one end of the
end thereof, a pump chamber located within said hol
handle, and oppositely acting one-way valve means con
low handle at its other end, a reservoir chamber located
necting said pump chamber with said supply means and
within said handle intermediate the ends thereof,’ a con
reservoir means respectively.
dnit connecting said pump chamber to one end of said
4. A paint applicator comprising a hollow handle,
pump means located at one end of said handle, paint col
lecting means mounted at an opposite end of said handle
and reservoir means disposed within said handle and in
termediate the ends thereof, paint spreading means and
distributing means mounted at said opposite end of said
handle and supply means responsive to actuation of said
hollow axle, oppositely acting one-Way valves connecting
said pump chamber to the conduit and reservoir chamber
respectively, a one-Way spillage valve located in said res
ervoir chamber at one end thereof adjacent said one
end of the handle and connecting the collecting chamber
with the reservoir chamber and selectively operable means
for holding said spillage valve in open position, the last
pump'means for supplying paint from said reservoir
named means including a shaft journaled in the reservoir
means to'said distributing means, said reservoir means
chamber, an arm on the shaft, a ring slidable on the res
including a releasable one-way valve connecting the col 40 er’voir chamber, a link operatively connecting said ring
lecting means and the reservoir means for permitting
to the arm, and a ?nger on the shaft engageable with the
spillage valve for opening same.
flow of paint from said collecting means to said reservoir
means, said’ supply means including a,v hollow axle mount
References Cited in the tile of this patent
ing said distributing means, conduit means connecting
said pump means to said axle, said axle having apertures 45
UNITED STATES PATENTS
therein for the passage of paint therethrough to the dis
2,047,199
Gewalt ______________ __ July 14, 1936
tributing means, and means for releasing the valve com
2,284,874
Kokay _______________ __ June 2, 1942
prising a ring slidable on the handle and operatively
connected to said valve.
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5. A paint applicator comprising a-hollow handle,
pump means located at one end of said handle, paint col
lecting means mounted at an'opposite endof said handle
and reservoir'means disposed within’ said handle and ins
2,554,571.
2,563,842.’
Heishman‘ ____________ __ May 29, 1951
Johnson _____________ _._ Aug. 14, 1951
2,609,558
2,849,736
8,036,327
Johnson ____' __________ __ Sept. 9, 1952
Kohle ________________ __ Sept. 2, 1958
Crawford .._.__l__._l _____ __ May 29, 1962
FOREIGN PATENTS
termediate the ends thereof, paint spreading means and
distributing means mounted’ at' said opposite end of said 55
handle and supply means responsive to actuation of said
‘ 7843,1007
1,236,218
France '_ ________ __,_'____ Mar. 30, 1939
France __‘_ ____________ __ June 7, 1960
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