Homogeneous core wire protective cleaning tip

  • US 8,783,787 B2
  • Filed: 03/06/2013
  • Issued: 07/22/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/02/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of forming a protective tip on a wire brush so as to make the brush less prone to damage sensitive surfaces, said method comprising the steps of:

  • providing a brush with a wire core and a plurality of bristles defining a bristle block extending radially from said core and anchored in said core;

    melting a portion of said wire core at an end thereof, by applying an energy source to said end, to form a protective tip; and

    shielding said bristle block from said energy source prior to said step of melting to prevent damage to said bristle block.

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