Patent application title: Barbecue Grill Grate Scraper with Garden Hose Adapter
Michael Donaghy (Vero Beach, FL, US)
IPC8 Class: AA47L1308FI
Class name: Brushing, scrubbing, and general cleaning implements scrapers
Publication date: 2016-04-07
Patent application number: 20160095491
A cleaning tool for use in removing food residue from barbecue
grill-grates and grill housings. The design utilizes two scraping edges
that are highly effective due to the angle at which the tool is oriented
to the horizontal grill-grate. The scraping end of the tool is
hereinafter referred to as the "Tip" and the bottom end of the tool is
hereinafter referred to as the "Base". The base has a garden-hose adapter
incorporated into the tool so that char residue may be rinsed off as the
grill grate or housing is being scraped.
The "Tip", being the working end of the tool, is milled by a CNC
(computer numerical control) machine. A "V" shaped notch is cut out to
form the top of the tip. A 3/8'' diameter semi-circular groove is milled
to form the bottom of the "Tip".
The tool is utilized by contacting the tip of the tool at roughly a
45° angle to the grill-bar. From this orientation, the tool is
pushed forward to remove char/food residue from grill bar. The tool can
also be utilized pulling the tool toward the user, although the forward
push of the tool most efficiently utilizes the two scraping edges. By
connecting a garden hose and turning the water on to a low flow, users
can scrape and rinse the grill-grate and housing simultaneously. The
design is such that it is used just as effectively on a "cold" grill
(heat source NOT ignited) as it is on a warm grill.
1. A cooking grill grate scraper and cleaning tool, comprised of: a.)
aluminum pipe, with a specially designed scraping tip b.) 1/2'' PVC Sch.
40 pipe, bended at approximately 23 degrees c.) garden hose adapter d.)
heat shrink tubing e.) vinyl hanger cap wherein (a), (b), (c), (d), and
(e) are assembled to form a one piece tool. The garden hose adapter is
connected to the PVC pipe with PVC cement, the aluminum pipe is connected
to the PVC pipe by drilling a pilot hole through the joined areas and
securing the connection with a stainless steel set screw. The PVC pipe
and one inch of the adjoining aluminum pipe are covered with heat shrink
tubing, which also covers the set screw to hold the set screw in a fixed
position. The removable vinyl hanger cap can be utilized to hang the
grill grate scraper from the cooking grill.
2. A hollow grill grate and housing cleaning tool, such that the garden hose adapter allows water to flow through the end of the tool described in claim 1, allowing the user to scrape char and rinse it off simultaneously.
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
 The present invention relates to scrapers for cleaning cooking grills, such as used in barbecues. It is a brushless and bristle-free design so as to eliminate the danger of possibly ingesting a wire bristle.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
 The objective of the invention is to provide a simple scraping and rinsing tool for cleaning grill grates and grill housings.
 Briefly summarized, the present grill scraping tool is comprised of a length of aluminum pipe, a length of PVC pipe, and a garden hose adapter. The specially designed scraping tip intersects the individual grill grate bars at substantially a 45 degree angle to form a cutting edge.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
 FIG. 1 is a side view of the tool.
 FIG. 2 is a partial top view of aluminum pipe and tip of the tool.
 FIG. 3 is a view of the protective nylon hanger cap to cover the tip for storage.
 FIG. 4 is a partial side view of the aluminum pipe and tip of the tool
 FIG. 5 is a partial bottom view of the aluminum pipe and tip of the tool.
 The present invention is a tool useful for scraping off food residue and char from barbecue or other cooking grill grates. The tool may also be used to rinse off charred material by connecting the tool to a garden hose and allowing a low flow of water to exit to tool tip while scraping.
 Described in detail, a preferred embodiment of the present invention, as shown in FIG. 1, is made up of a length of aluminum pipe. The pipe has a "V"-shaped notch cut out of the top side of the pipe, and a semi-circular groove cut out of the bottom side of the pipe to facilitate scraping of all grill bar shapes up to 3/8'' diameter.
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