Patents Assigned to Fiskars Inc.
  • Patent number: 6173726
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multi-side shelter that may assume a collapsed configuration or an erected configuration. In particular, the present invention is directed to a truss that may assume a collapsed configuration or an erected configuration, and that may be used in the shelter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventor: Paul W. Talmadge
  • Patent number: 6158133
    Abstract: An apparatus for rendering ovals of adjustable sizes and ellipticity upon various materials. An oval cutter comprises a clickerplate for adjusting the ellipticity of ovals in a single movement. The clickerplate can be rotated about a base using a knob mounted on the clickerplate. One embodiment of this invention comprises a storage compartment in the knob which can hold, for example, extra blades. A further embodiment of this invention comprises an arm that translates through the clickerplate and a swivel plate used for setting the overall size of the oval by locking the arm at a set length. In yet a further embodiment of this invention, ovals can be rendered in either a clockwise or a counterclockwise direction and an arrow can indicate the direction in which the apparatus is set to render ovals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Carlson, Robert Cornell, Steve Suchanek
  • Patent number: 6105257
    Abstract: The invention is an apparatus having opposed jaws remotely located at a distance from actuator for the jaws. In particular, the apparatus has opposed jaws supported rotatably with respect to the actuator for the jaws. More particularly, the apparatus is a cutting device having opposed jaws located remotely and rotatably with respect to the jaw actuator for lopping limbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Rutkowski, Bill Freimuth, Mark Schaefer, Darrell Wiatrowski
  • Patent number: 6088860
    Abstract: A multi-function tool includes a cross-jaw module removably attached to a pair of channel-shaped handles with a pair of clips. Each clip removably attaching the tang of each jaw of the cross-jaw module to one of the handles. The multi-function tool also includes a spring biased wedge lock to positively lock a plurality of pivotal attached ancillary implements in an open position. An anti-rotational washer located between adjacent implements prevents rotation of a non-selected implement. The washers include a protrusion that is received in a slot in the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventors: Paul W. Poehlmann, Phillip A. Montague, Edgar A. Dallas
  • Patent number: 6087815
    Abstract: A portable power system for a hand tool employs a high-voltage transmission of power from a battery pack over a cord to a DC to DC converter, which steps the transmission voltage down to rated tool voltage. The system uses a switching transistor to transmit power according to a duty cycle which varies automatically according to tool current draw and voltage. The DC to DC converter employs synchronous rectification with an inductor-capacitor network to transform a duty cycle square wave into DC power. The startup voltage sense feature permits powering up the converter circuitry only when needed. The converter will shut down if no current has been drawn by the tool for a predetermined period of time or if the converter unit is in danger of overheating, as determined by a stored algorithm. The portable power system has safeguards to prevent fouling or shorting in wet environments, is adaptable to left or right handed users, and is physically configurable into a variety of carrying modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventors: John Edward Pfeifer, James C. Boda, David M. Hoerr
  • Patent number: 6038772
    Abstract: A pivoted hand tool, such as a scissors, includes a pair of blades having non-rectilinear cutting edges to form various cutting patterns on a sheet of paper. The scissors also include at least one guide to control the angular presentation of the paper to the blades and limit the amount of paper presented to the blades. The guide may also include a pair of ridges spaced apart from a pair of abutting surfaces, thereby providing a way to further limit the amount of paper presented to the blades. The scissors preferably have identically-shaped handles and oppositely facing guides to enable a user to create several complementary patterns on the sheet of paper simply by reversing the position in which the scissors are held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Cornell, Suk Ku An
  • Patent number: 5996459
    Abstract: A paper cutter or trimming device comprises a cutting board including measuring indicia, a rail assembly, and a carriage assembly including a circular blade. The indicia are calibrated in a scale measured from a predetermined cut line. The rail assembly is mounted in a perpendicular relation to the measuring indicia for pivotal movement between operative and inoperative positions with respect to the cutting board. The carriage assembly is mounted for sliding movement on the rail assembly. The cutting board may include a positive stop, and the rail assembly may be biased against the at least one stop when the rail assembly moves to the operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Cornell, Robert A. Seaton, Jerry C. Zollner
  • Patent number: D436307
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Seaton
  • Patent number: D413503
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Fiskars, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel J. Dugdale
  • Patent number: D414337
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventor: Jack J. Hubert
  • Patent number: D415404
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Seaton
  • Patent number: D418868
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventor: Randall J. Urness
  • Patent number: D421375
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Carlson, William J. Schulz
  • Patent number: D425334
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventor: Mostafa Ismail
  • Patent number: D426784
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher R. Carlson
  • Patent number: D427811
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventor: Mostafa Ismail
  • Patent number: D427824
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Osburn, Lee Pearly
  • Patent number: D430759
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventor: Harper Zarker, Jr.
  • Patent number: D434534
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventor: Angela M. Marasco
  • Patent number: D435407
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Yager, Paul R. Davis, Mark A. McLean