Patent Number: 6,250,833

Title: Soap-dispensing kitchen brush

Abstract: A fluid-dispensing kitchen brush has a body including a fluid reservoir and a handle, the reservoir being closed by an end plate which is ultrasonically welded to the body and is, in turn, latched to a bristle block by means of resilient fingers on the block engaging in notches on the plate. A second embodiment also has a resilient tab on the plate engaging in a recess in the block. Aligned holes through the plate and the block which provide communication between the reservoir and the bristles is openable and closeable by a plug biased closed by a leaf spring and openable by means of a lever having a post receivable in a fluid-filling aperture in the body adjacent to the handle. The aperture is closed by a hollow cap hingedly movable between open and closed positions and having a flexible and resilient dome which, in the closed position, covers the post and is depressible for actuating the lever. A frictional cushioning grip sleeve covers the handle and a portion of the cap hinge to secure the cap to the handle.

Inventors: Perry; Marco C. (Brooklyn, NY), Lozeau; Kevin R. (Ridge, NY)

Assignee: General Housewares Corp.

International Classification: A46B 11/00 (20060101); A46B 011/04 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018