Patents Assigned to ACCO Brands USA, LLC
  • Patent number: 8651004
    Abstract: A punch includes a base and a chip cartridge that is movably coupled to the base. The chip cartridge is movable between a first position and a second position relative to the base and defines a chamber that is configured to receive and hold chips produced during a punching operation. The chip cartridge includes a chip receiving portion that is configured to receive chips created during the punching operation and to permit entry of the chips into the chamber while the chip cartridge is in the first position. When the chip cartridge is in the second position, the chip receiving portion provides communication between the chamber and outside the chamber via an area less than or equal to about 200 percent of a surface area of the chip produced by the punch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventors: Rong Liu, Christopher H. Cunningham, Jason B. Magid
  • Patent number: 8424435
    Abstract: A trimmer that is operable to cut at least one sheet of paper includes a base configured to support the at least one sheet, a rail extending across at least a portion of the base, and a cutting assembly having a carriage slidably coupled to the rail and a blade positioned on the carriage. The trimmer also includes a blade opposing member coupled to the base adjacent to the rail and an indicator operable to display a usable life status of at least one of the blade and the blade opposing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventors: Roland Sudmalis, Michael Parrish, Michael Rellinger, Jeff Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8122805
    Abstract: A paper processing tool includes a base having a receiving area for selectively receiving a sheet of paper. The tool further includes a first lever having a handle portion, the first lever being pivotable relative to the base about a first axis. An intermediate lever is pivotable relative to the base about a second axis in response to movement of the first lever. At least one cutting element is arranged along a cutting plane, the at least one cutting element being configured to selectively engage the sheet of paper. A drive lever is actuable by the intermediate lever to move the at least one cutting element relative to the base. The drive lever is pivotable relative to the base about a third axis parallel to the cutting plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventor: Rong Liu
  • Patent number: 8087275
    Abstract: A multiple dial lock includes reset dials rotatable around a lock shaft. Each reset dial must be at a specific angular position for a user to unlock the lock or reset the combination. Each reset dial has a magnet. A master key includes sensors, each in communication with one signal. Each of the signals indicates to a user that a respective magnet is adjacent a respective sensor, thus assisting a user in recovering a lost combination. A rotary lock includes a dial which rotates a drive cam, which in turn rotates several wheels to their unlocking positions. One magnet for each wheel is provided on the drive cam. Each magnet communicates with one sensor provided on a master key, which also includes signals, indicating that a respective magnet is adjacent a respective sensor, thus assisting a user in recovering a lost combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventors: Carl H. Poppe, George T. Yu
  • Patent number: 8042366
    Abstract: A security apparatus is disclosed. The security apparatus comprises an attachment device comprising a base. A locking head can be configured to secure to the base. The attachment device can be small and strong. The locking head can have a securing element and a locking component, associated with a housing. The locking head may be in a secured configuration upon a single motion or movement of the locking head. The locking head may contain one or more gate structures for securing to the attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Acco Brands USA LLC
    Inventors: Robert Mahaffey, John Hung, John Tan, Will Ali, Ryan White, Michael Xiao Lei Liang
  • Publication number: 20110221677
    Abstract: An input device is disclosed. The input device can provide a control signal to a host system. The input device can include a ball and one or more sensor assemblies configured to sense the position of the ball. The input device can sense movement both in the X-Y motion of the ball, and the spin of the ball. Different control signals may be sent to a host system based upon the X-Y motion and the spin of the ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventors: John I. Cavacuiti, Roberts Benjamin, Donald Logan, John Hung
  • Patent number: 8001812
    Abstract: A security apparatus is disclosed. The security apparatus comprises an attachment device comprising a base, and a locking head configured to secure to the base. The attachment device can be small and strong. The locking head can have a securing element and a locking component, associated with a housing. The locking head may be in a secured configuration upon a single motion or movement of the locking head. The locking head may contain one or more gate structures for securing to the attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventors: Robert Mahaffey, John Hung, John Tan, Will Ali, Ryan White, Michael Xiao Lei Liang
  • Patent number: 7997106
    Abstract: A security apparatus is disclosed. The security apparatus comprises an attachment device comprising a base, and a locking head configured to secure to the base. The attachment device can be small and strong. The locking head can have a securing element and a locking component, associated with a housing. The locking head may be in a secured configuration upon a single motion or movement of the locking head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventors: Robert Mahaffey, John Hung, John Tan, Will Ali, Ryan White, Michael Xiao Lei Liang
  • Patent number: 7993142
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display board assembly including a display board having a dry-erase surface, a recess in the dry-erase surface of the display board, and a support member removably received at least partially within the recess and defining at least one receptacle configured to receive at least one of a dry-erase marker and an eraser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventors: Seesong Kang, Steven J. Beno
  • Publication number: 20110179654
    Abstract: A pencil sharpener includes a base containing a sharpening mechanism, and a shaving tray coupled to the base and movable between an installed position and an uninstalled position relative to the base. The shaving tray defines a chamber configured to receive and hold shavings produced during a sharpening operation. The shaving tray includes a body, an aperture in the body configured to receive shavings for passage into the chamber, a movable member configured to selectively cover the aperture to inhibit shavings from leaving the chamber through the aperture, and a biasing member coupled to the body and to the movable member to bias the movable member into a closed position covering the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: ACCO BRANDS USA LLC
    Inventors: Rong Liu, Michael L. Parrish
  • Patent number: 7963132
    Abstract: A lock device for use with a key is disclosed. The lock device includes a locking spindle including a plurality of locking spindle bores and a passage extending axially along an axial length of the locking spindle, and a driver structure including a plurality of driver structure bores. An interface between the driver structure and the locking spindle forms a shear line. The lock device also includes a plurality of combination pins in the plurality of locking spindle bores, and a plurality of driver pins in the driver structure bores in the driver structure, the plurality of driver pins being respectively associated with the plurality of combination pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventors: Guillermo Andres, Lambert Kuo
  • Publication number: 20110122551
    Abstract: A security apparatus is disclosed. The security apparatus is used with a lock interface member attached to a housing of a portable electronic device. The security apparatus may include an engagement element as well as a stabilizing element. The engagement element and the stabilizing element may secure the security apparatus to the lock interface member, and therefore to the housing of the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventors: John Hung, Ryan White, Guillermo Andres, David Thomas Dobson, Jacque Gagne
  • Patent number: 7942298
    Abstract: A stapler includes a base member, a magazine for receiving a plurality of staples, and a drive member including a driver blade movable relative to the magazine for ejecting staples from the magazine one at a time. The stapler further includes an input member pivotally coupled to the drive member. The input member is configured to receive an input force and transmit the input force to the drive member for driving movement of the drive member relative to the magazine. One of the drive member and the input member pivots about a pivot axis that moves relative to the base member along an arcuate path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventor: Balaji Kandasamy
  • Publication number: 20110089794
    Abstract: A security apparatus is disclosed. The security apparatus comprises an attachment device comprising a base. A locking head can be configured to secure to the base. The attachment device can be small and strong. The locking head can have a securing element and a locking component, associated with a housing. The locking head may be in a secured configuration upon a single motion or movement of the locking head. The locking head may contain one or more gate structures for securing to the attachment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: ACCO Brands USA LLC.
    Inventors: Robert Mahaffey, John Hung, John Tan, Will Ali, Ryan White, Michael Xiao Lei Liang
  • Publication number: 20110080707
    Abstract: A security apparatus is disclosed. The security apparatus comprises an attachment device comprising a base, and a locking head configured to secure to the base. The attachment device can be small and strong. The locking head can have a securing element and a locking component, associated with a housing. The locking head may be in a secured configuration upon a single motion or movement of the locking head. The locking head may contain one or more gate structures for securing to the attachment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: ACCO Brands USA LLC.
    Inventors: Robert Mahaffey, John Hung, John Tan, Will Ali, Ryan White, Michael Xiao Lei Liang
  • Publication number: 20110072863
    Abstract: A security apparatus is disclosed. The security apparatus comprises an attachment device comprising a base, and a locking head configured to secure to the base. The attachment device can be small and strong. The locking head can have a securing element and a locking component, associated with a housing. The locking head may be in a secured configuration upon a single motion or movement of the locking head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: ACCO Brands USA LLC.
    Inventors: Robert Mahaffey, John Hung, John Tan, Will Ali, Ryan White, Michael Xiao Lei Liang
  • Patent number: 7901213
    Abstract: A marker screen assembly includes a housing, a first screen stored within the housing and movable to an extended position, and a second marker screen stored within the housing and movable to an extended position. The second marker screen has a writing surface designed to be repeatably written upon and erased and is configured to overlay at least a portion of the first screen when both the first and second screens are in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventor: Steven J. Beno
  • Patent number: D631437
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan K. Stacey
  • Patent number: D651889
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Acco Brands USA LLC
    Inventors: Robert Mahaffey, John Hung, John Tan, Will Ali, Ryan White, Michael Xiao Lei Liang
  • Patent number: D660682
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventors: Robert Mahaffey, John Hung, John Tan, Will Ali, Ryan White, Michael Xiao Lei Liang