Patents Assigned to Black & Decker Inc.
  • Patent number: 10322501
    Abstract: A fastening tool and method of operating a fastening tool can include a driver, a motor, a flywheel driven by the motor, an actuator, and a controller. The actuator can cause the driver to engage with the flywheel to cause the driver to move along an axis. The controller can selectively operate the motor and selectively operate the actuator. In a first state, the controller will not operate the actuator unless the contact trip switch and the trigger switch are both actuated, the contact trip switch being actuated prior to actuation of the trigger switch, and the flywheel is rotating at a first predetermined speed. When the controller is in the first state, the controller can operate the motor to rotate the flywheel at a second predetermined speed until the earlier of a second predetermined period of time after operation of the actuator, or a subsequent operation of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart E. Garber, Dean R. Edwards
  • Patent number: 10312498
    Abstract: A security device for a battery pack includes a cap, which covers at least a portion of a slide mechanism of a slide battery pack, and a strap. The cap includes a first collar disposed around a first opening and a second collar disposed around a second opening, with the first collar and the second collar aligned along a longitudinal axis of the slide battery pack. The strap matches a contour of the slide battery pack and includes a first projection and a second projection. The strap is positioned along the longitudinal axis of the slide battery pack and the cap is positioned over the strap with the first projection inserted through the first opening and the first collar and the second projection inserted through the second opening and the second collar to secure the cap to the strap and to the slide battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Hennesy, Kevin M. Alston, Michael Varipatis
  • Patent number: 10299430
    Abstract: An adjustable guard assembly is connected to a head assembly of a string trimmer. The adjustable guard assembly includes a housing. The housing includes a mounting portion, which connects to a motor case. The housing further includes a deck portion, which extends from the mounting portion. The deck portion has a proximal end and a distal end. A first skirt member extends along and downward from the distal end of the deck portion in a generally radially outward direction. A first blade assembly includes a first blade member, provided in the interior of the first skirt member, to engage a rotating string member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D Miller, Michael Cannaliato
  • Publication number: 20190154792
    Abstract: A jobsite computer network has a local server connectable to a remote server via the internet, a network access transceiver connected to the local server, and a wireless device in wireless communication with the network access transceiver. The network access transceiver receives a message from the wireless device and sends a message to the local server. The local server utilizes information from the message to determine the location of the wireless device. The network access transceiver and/or the wireless device generate data which is sent to the remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Daniel J. White, Ryan H. Peloquin, Matthew J. Velderman, Randy L. Rhoades
  • Patent number: 10293514
    Abstract: A saw with a pivotal guard which can pivot from a first position surrounds at least a portion of the lower edge of the saw blade to a second retracted position where the portion of the lower edge of the saw blade is exposed. A biasing mechanism may be provided for biasing the pivotal guard towards the first position. A pivotal guard actuating mechanism is capable of moving the pivotal guard from the first position to the second retracted position. The pivotal guard actuation mechanism includes a hand lever, a cam mechanism comprising a cam and cam follower connected between the hand lever and the pivotal guard wherein the cam is connected to the pivotal guard and the cam follower is connected to the hand lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Matteo Mortaro, Lucio Ginocchini, Marcello Bettacchini
  • Patent number: 10291173
    Abstract: A power tool is provided including a brushless motor having a rotor and a stator. A power supply interface is arranged to selectively receive a first power input from a first power supply having a first nominal voltage and a second power input from a second power supply having a second nominal voltage, where at least the first nominal voltage does not fall within approximately the operating voltage range of the motor. A motor control circuit is provided including a power switch circuit having power switches that supply electric power from at least one of the first power input or the second power input to the motor, and a controller that controls a switching operation of the power switches to optimize the supply of electric power from the first power input at a level corresponding to the operating voltage range of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Cox, Michael K. Forster, John C. Vanko, Daniel J. White, Bhanuprasad V. Gorti, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E. Seman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10286536
    Abstract: A tool holder system with first and second spindles, a locking ring slideably mounted on the first spindle, a first biasing mechanism biasing the locking ring towards an indentation position where the locking ring surrounds an indentation on the first spindle, and a moveable locking element mounted on the second spindle, the locking element being engageable to the indentation. The first spindle can be unlocked from the second spindle by sliding the locking ring away from the indentation position against the biasing force of the biasing mechanism and towards the second spindle. Such action moves the locking element to disengage from the indentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Suthan Mohanasundaram, Norbert Hahn, Tobias Heep
  • Patent number: 10286533
    Abstract: A contact trip adjustment assembly includes a forward trip member, adjustment pinion, adjustment nut, adjustment knob, and spring. The forward trip member can engage a workpiece and include a plurality of threads disposed about a first axis. The forward trip member can be axially translatable along the first axis between preset and actuated positions. The adjustment pinion can be rotatably disposed about the first axis and include a first gear. The adjustment nut can be coupled to the adjustment pinion for common rotation about the first axis. The adjustment nut can be axially slidable relative to the adjustment pinion and can be threadably engaged with the threads of the forward trip member. The adjustment knob can be rotatably disposed about a second axis and can include a second gear meshingly engaged with the first gear. The spring can bias the forward trip member toward the preset position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Krout, James J. Kenney
  • Patent number: 10279407
    Abstract: A circular saw blade includes a circular plate having a diameter, a thickness, a left face, a right face, a peripheral rim, and a central opening. A plurality of alternating teeth and gullets are disposed about the peripheral rim, each tooth having a front face facing generally toward an adjacent gullet in the cutting direction and a recess defined in the front face. A plurality of cutting inserts are affixed in the recesses in the teeth. Each insert has rake face facing generally toward the adjacent gullet in the cutting direction, a relief face extending generally toward the adjacent top face, and a cutting edge at a junction between the relief face and the rake face. Each rake face is disposed at a hook angle. The relief faces include unbeveled relief faces, left-beveled relief faces, and a right-beveled relief faces arranged in an alternating top bevel with raker pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: David Brutscher, James R. Niblett, David N. Johnson, Sajid A. Roomy, John P. Wells
  • Patent number: 10279410
    Abstract: A retaining socket for receiving a thread die includes a plunge component that is moveable along the longitudinal axis of the retaining socket and at least one pin extending parallel to the longitudinal axis configured to engage the thread die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig R. Steinfels, Ian E. Random
  • Patent number: 10278560
    Abstract: A steam cleaning accessory for use with a steam generator comprises a flexible body comprising a base. At least one steam conduit is connectable to the steam generator and arranged to be in fluid communication therewith. The steam conduit comprises at least one steam outlet for ejecting steam and the at least one steam outlet is mounted on an underside of the base which is configured to be adjacent to a surface to be cleaned. A flexible pocket is mounted on the flexible body and arranged to receive a user's hand. The at least one steam conduit comprises at least one first open channel extending across a longitudinal axis of the flexible body and the flexible body is foldable along the at least one open channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Hussey
  • Patent number: 10283817
    Abstract: A battery pack including a battery cell assembly, the battery cell assembly having a battery cell with a first end and a second end. A circuit board is adjacent to the battery cell and extending from the first end to the second end. A first electrical connector is disposed at the first end and connects a first end of the circuit board to the first end of the battery cell. A second electrical connector is disposed at the second end and connects a second end of the circuit board to the second end of the battery cell. A third electrical connector is disposed at the first end of the circuit board, the third electrical connector can be electrically connected to a powered device so that power from the battery cell may be provided to the powered device through the third electrical connector. A housing houses the battery cell assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Barnett, David A. Miller, Kelly E. Dyer, Oleksiy Sergyeyenko, Kevin Wenger, Nathan Cruise
  • Patent number: 10272554
    Abstract: A powered hand-held fastening tool includes a housing defining a handle, a frame, a motor-driven flywheel journaled to the frame, and an elongated driver that is selectively coupled to the flywheel to drive a fastener into a workpiece. A follower assembly for selectively coupling the driver to the flywheel includes a solenoid actuator, a biasing mechanism, a lever arm connected between the solenoid actuator and the biasing mechanism, and an intermediate member having journaled thereto a pivot roller and a pinch roller. Upon energization of the solenoid the lever arm is moved in a direction parallel to the drive axis, thereby applying a force on the pivot roller perpendicular to the drive axis, causing the pinch roller to press the driver against the flywheel and initiate the drive stroke. The intermediate member pivots about the pivot roller to release the pressure on driver upon completion of the drive stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok S. Baskar, Charles L. Bradenbaugh, Craig A. Schell, James J. Kenney, Paul G. Gross
  • Patent number: 10272558
    Abstract: A power tool is provided including an elongated housing. The housing includes a motor case disposed at a front end thereof and a handle portion extending along a longitudinal axis of the housing from the motor case to a rear end of the housing. The handle portion includes two elongated walls extending from the motor case along the longitudinal axis of the housing to form a planar opening within the handle portion. A partition wall is arranged along an axis substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the housing, separating the handle portion from the motor case. An electric motor having a drive shaft is mounted within the motor case, and a module casing supporting a planar circuit board is received within the planar opening and supported by the elongated walls within the handle portion of the housing axially along the longitudinal axis of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle J. Christophersen, Daniel F. Nace, James H. Stiles, III, Floyd E. Moreland, IV, Craig A. Oktavec, David J. Smith, Zollie W. Privett, Jr., Matthew J. Velderman, Colin M. Crosby, Pradeep M. Pant
  • Patent number: 10272559
    Abstract: A side handle for a power tool includes a base, a grip with an elongated tubular inner section having a first end and a second end, an outer sleeve which surrounds at least part of the inner section. The outer sleeve is connected to the inner section at the first end via a connecting section. The connecting section is resiliently deformable to allow pivotal movement of the outer sleeve relative to the inner section. Damping masses can be attached to the inner section and/or outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Friedrich, Volker Knop
  • Patent number: 10277114
    Abstract: Typically, power factor is improved by adding a full power factor correction (PFC) stage between the rectifier and the power converter. This disclosure applies line voltage modulation to the control feedback of an isolated full bridge converter, thereby combining the PFC stage with the isolated power stage and forming a single state isolated power converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep M. Pant, Michael K. Forster
  • Patent number: 10265778
    Abstract: An accessory for coupling to an oscillating power tool includes a working end portion and an attachment portion. The working end portion defines and extends along a working axis. The attachment portion is coupled to the working end portion and includes a top wall, a bottom wall spaced apart from the top wall, and a peripheral wall extending from the top wall to the bottom wall at least partially around the top wall to form at least a portion of a polygonal shape. A generally U-shaped opening is defined in the top wall, extends along an attachment axis at an angle to the working axis, has a central portion at a center of the attachment portion, and is open to a gap in the peripheral wall. A plurality of radial openings is defined in the top wall and arranged between the U-shaped opening and the peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Kaye, Jr., Bradley J. Nohr
  • Patent number: D849498
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Tolga Caglar
  • Patent number: D850950
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Cook, Eric Ranieri
  • Patent number: D851143
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Cory Czarnik