A paint brush is provided. The brush comprises a bristle cluster and a handle for holding the cluster. The root end of the cluster is set into adhesive composition by a set depth X. The cluster comprises bristles of two or more different lengths. For a majority of the bristles the difference in length between …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Stuart Hobbs
Assignees (initial): L G Harris & Co Limited (Worcestershire, GB)
Agents: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C. (attorney)

The application was examined by Laura C Guidotti (USPTO dept. 3727)


  • 1. A paintbrush having a bristle cluster and a handle for holding the bristle cluster …
  • 2. A brush as claimed in claim 1 , in which the difference in length …
  • 3. A brush as claimed in claim 1 , in which the difference in length …

International priority data

GB: 0519528.4 / Sep. 24, 2005 (national)

Cited documents


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Brief Description of the Drawing

The present invention will now be more particularly described, by way of example, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which: FIGS. 1A to 1C illustrate a known brush construction …


Related Application

This application is the U.S. National Phase of PCT/GB2006/003460 filed Sep. 18, 2006, which claims priority of Great Britain Patent Application 0519528.4 filed Sep. 24, …

Detailed Description of the Invention

Referring first to FIG. 3A there is shown a main body portion 202 which in this embodiment is the same as the portion 2 shown in FIG. 1A . FIG. …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The examination was conducted by Laura C Guidotti (primary examiner, 3727 USPTO department), the primary classification Processes has been designated to the document, the known agent's organization is Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C., particularly claims a paintbrush having a bristle cluster and a handle for holding the bristle…, the recorded applicant's name is Hobbs Stuart, the recorded inventor's name is Hobbs Stuart, 9 figures depict the invention details, the assignee is a foreign company or corporation, claims 1-13 comprise the invention scope, similar classification categories are Miscellaneous, Other accessories, e.g. scrapers, rubber buffers for preventing damage to furniture, as a rotating cylinder, Broom-Making Machines, Filling, specially shaped for holding by the hand, Brush bodies and bristles moulded as a unit, shaped as gloves or finger-stalls, Brush bodies, Handles integral with brushware, Dressing and Assorting, Brushes with driven brush bodies, power-driven, Protective covers for the bristles, Drilling and tuft setting, in an expanding or articulating manner, the exemplary claims include number 1 and 13, the grant number is 08764119 (publication number), illustrated by 9 drawings, the term of the grant was extended by 1376 days, the grant publication date is Jul. 1, 2014, the drawings include the following: Section of a bristle cluster, known brush construction, Section of a paint brush, Brushes, developed by Stuart Hobbs, the application number is 12/067,497 (U.S.), the invention is titled Brushes, the application was published on Sep. 18, 2006, the assignee company is L G Harris & Co Limited located in Worcestershire (GB).

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Brush or broom, Special work, Processes, by mouldable materials, e.g. metals, cellulose derivatives, plastics, Cemented. The designated search classifications include Brush or broom, Special work, by mouldable materials, e.g. metals, cellulose derivatives, plastics, Brushes characterised by the way in which the bristles are fixed or joined in or on the brush body or carrier, by pitch, resin, cement, or other adhesives, Brush bodies, Handles integral with brushware, Processes.

Patent details
Publication number 08764119
Publication date Jul. 1, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 12/067,497
Application date Sep. 18, 2006
Application type U
Application series code 12
Int. pub. country WO
Int. pub. number WO2007/034156
Int. publication Mar. 29, 2007
Int. filing country WO
Int. filing PCT/GB2006/003460
Filed internationally Sep. 18, 2006
National stage date Sep. 9, 2008
Extension term 1376
National classification 300/21
Total number of claims 13
Exemplary claims 1, 13
Number of drawings 9
Number of figures 9
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