Patents Assigned to Spyderco, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11052550
    Abstract: A folding knife is provided with an opening mechanism having a traction surface to aid users in rotating the blade from the closed position to the open position and to assist with opening the folding knife. More specifically, the traction surface is located on an outer surface of the tang of the blade and extends outwardly from the handle when the blade is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Alexander
  • Patent number: 9943970
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a folding knife is provided. More specifically, the locking mechanism is a rotational wedge locking mechanism that maintains the folding knife's blade in an extended position and prevents the blade from inadvertently closing when the knife is in use in the extended position. The rotational wedge locking mechanism also impedes the folding knife from inadvertently opening when the blade is in a closed position of storage. The rotational wedge locking mechanism generally comprises a lock pin, a means for moving the lock pin, and a biasing member, which work in conjunction with the tang of the blade and the back spacer to securely retain the folding knife in an open or closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Sal Glesser
  • Patent number: 9796068
    Abstract: A sharpening apparatus is provided. The sharpening apparatus includes a foldable case, a first sharpening tool, and a second sharpening tool. The first and second sharpening tools are associated with the foldable case and are rotatable between a storage position and a sharpening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter H. Jhones
  • Patent number: 9636829
    Abstract: A knife is provided that has at least one scale with multiple layers. A user can remove these layers to achieve the proper knife handle thickness. Further, the user may add various top layers to accommodate different applications of the knife. These features improve the utility of the knife and lower the cost for the user because the user does not have to buy multiple knives with different handle sizes and different handle types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9592612
    Abstract: A folding tool with improved locking features is provided. The locking feature comprises a substantially rigid member disposed between or proximal to a handle portion of the tool. The substantially rigid member comprises a bifurcated end forming at least one biased member for contacting a tang of the tool and securing the tool in at least one of a closed and an open position with additional locking features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom D. Koenig
  • Patent number: 9492916
    Abstract: A folding tool with an improved locking mechanism is provided. The locking mechanism includes a biasing member interconnected to a handle of the tool and coupled to an engagement member, which may be a push button. In various embodiments, the biasing member biases the engagement member towards a locked position in which a portion of the engagement member interacts with a tang of an implement to prevent rotation of the implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas S. Snyder, Tom D. Koenig
  • Patent number: 9327413
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a folding knife is provided. More specifically, the locking mechanism is a two-piece backlock that maintains the folding knife's extended position and prevents the blade from inadvertently closing when the knife is in use in the extended position and impedes the folding knife from inadvertently opening when the knife is in a closed position of storage. The locking mechanism generally comprises a backlock, a toggle, and a biasing member. The toggle rotates between two positions and engages with the tang of the blade and the backlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Kimiyuki Sakai
  • Patent number: D753459
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: SPYDERCO, INC.
    Inventor: Eric Glesser
  • Patent number: D753460
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: SPYDERCO, INC.
    Inventor: Darriel K. Caston
  • Patent number: D835490
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Glesser
  • Patent number: D890578
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Sal Glesser
  • Patent number: D897804
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Genzow
  • Patent number: D918689
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Glesser, Ed Schempp
  • Patent number: D918690
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Glesser
  • Patent number: D919379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Sal Glesser
  • Patent number: D919400
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Glesser, Ed Schempp
  • Patent number: D919401
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Lance Clinton
  • Patent number: D920073
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Alexander
  • Patent number: D922849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Lai
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    Patent number: D929808
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Sal Glesser