Patents Assigned to Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11198228
    Abstract: A knife includes a body, and a blade slider slidably mounted within the body, the blade slider configured to hold and slidably move a blade relative to the body. The knife further includes a blade snapper pivotally coupled to the body, positioned such that when the blade slider selectively positions the blade to be engaged by the blade snapper, pivotal movement of the blade snapper imparts a force on a blade segment of the blade to detach the blade segment from the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Ranieri, Antony Orsini, Keith Lombardi
  • Patent number: 11198548
    Abstract: A packaging card for a tool comprising a fixed member and a movable member that is selectively movable relative to the fixed member includes a tool engaging region coupling the packaging card to the movable member such that movement of the movable member relative to the fixed member moves the card relative to the fixed member. The card also includes a deformation region that tears or deforms upon application of a separation force sufficient to remove the packaging card from the tool. Another packaging card for a tool having a housing with front and side apertures includes a front flange receivable in the front aperture of the tool, a side flange insertable into the side aperture, and a hook catchable on an interior of the housing to deter removal of the packaging card from the tool until sufficient force is applied to overcome a holding power of the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Bates, Jonathan Miller
  • Patent number: 11118887
    Abstract: A tape rule comprises a blade, a reel, a spring, a lock, and a housing. The blade comprises a substrate and a coating. The coating is configured to provide color, environmental protection, and/or abrasion resistance. In some embodiments, (1) the coating is formed from non-polymer materials; (2) the blade comprises reinforcements metallurgically bonded to the blade at or near a free end; (3) measurement indicia comprise locally annealed portions of the substrate or the coating that create color contrasts; (4) the measurement indicia comprise portions of the substrate visible through gaps in the coating; (5) the measurement indicia comprise voids in the substrate filled with a coating material having a contrasting color; and/or (6) the substrate has a surface texture configured to change an appearance of the coating relative to an appearance of the coating on an as rolled surface finish of the metal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventor: Antony J. Orsini
  • Patent number: 11110585
    Abstract: A hand tool comprising a head portion, a shaft, and a grip component is provided. The grip component and the shaft form a handle of the hand tool. The grip component is a reverse-molded component formed by: forming the external portion of the grip component by molding a first thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material or thermoplastic urethane (TPU) material into a shell that surrounds a first cavity; after forming the external portion; placing the shaft into the first cavity; and, after the external portion is formed and the shaft is placed into the first cavity, forming the inner portion of the grip component by injecting a second TPE material or TPU material into the first cavity and onto the shaft. The first TPE or TPU material has a first level of hardness, and the second TPE or TPU material has a second level of hardness lower than the first level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Lombardi, Aliaksei Chernyshou, Thomas Pelletier, George Soria, Antony Orsini
  • Patent number: 11104014
    Abstract: A tool includes a housing comprising first and second sides, and a slidable blade assembly configured to move between first, second, third positions. The blade assembly selectively receives a removable blade such that the blade is stored within the housing when the assembly is in the first position, a portion of the blade extends outwardly from the housing when the assembly is in the second position, and the blade is completely outside of the housing, and exposed for removal of the blade from the assembly without removing or separating any portion of the first side or the second side of the housing, when the assembly is in the third position. The tool further includes a first button associated with moving the slidable blade assembly between the first and second position, and a second button associated with moving the slidable blade assembly between the second and third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Jimmy Gomez
  • Publication number: 20210230834
    Abstract: A hydraulic tool with a protective box assembly including a control circuit and hydraulic pressure sensors is used to operate a prime mover. The control circuit and the hydraulic pressure sensors are used to monitor performance of the hydraulic tool. Systems and methods implemented in a cloud monitor the performance of the hydraulic tool. The systems and methods utilize data collected by the hydraulic pressure sensors, processed by the control circuit, and transmitted via an antenna from the hydraulic tool to the cloud. A first set of systems and methods detect and predict a jam condition in blades associated with the hydraulic tool using statistical analysis of the data. A second set of systems and methods detect faults associated with the hydraulic tool including hydraulic leakage, mechanical wear, and friction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Reuben D. NESS, Andrew WEISBECK, Aaron J. BROWN, Matthew MECKLIN
  • Patent number: 11073387
    Abstract: A level comprising a level body and a bubble vial mounted on the level body is provided. A top opening in the level body interrupts at least a portion of a top wall of the level body to accommodate the bubble vial. An internal support structure is disposed within the tubular configuration of the level body and spanning longitudinally along the level body so as to be disposed on both sides of the top opening to provide structural support to the level body in the vicinity of the top opening. The internal support structure includes a base portion, a pair of legs extending upwardly from the base portion, and an opening disposed between the pair of upwardly extending legs. A carrier structure is disposed in the opening of the internal support structure and positioned beneath the bubble vial and between the internal support structure and the bubble vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Pelletier, Aliaksei Chernyshou, Christopher Woolley, Johannes Komulainen, Juha Honkanen
  • Patent number: 11067714
    Abstract: A device for locating an object. The device includes a housing including a first hole. The device also includes a sensor carried by the housing and comprising two or more electrodes that are positioned next to each other to form a substantially circular configuration. The sensor includes a second hole formed in the center of the circular configuration, and the second hole is axially aligned with the first hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Eidinger, Yong Cushing, Michael Murray, Bianca L. Linay
  • Publication number: 20210205897
    Abstract: A rail drill drive train can include a common drive end between a single drive motor and a common gear. A speed train end can extend from the common gear to rotate the drill spindle. A feed train end can independently extend from the common gear to advance and retract the drill spindle. The speed train end can include a sprag gear so that, without unmeshing any gears, the drill spindle is not unnecessarily rotated in the reverse direction when the drive motor is reversed to retract the drill spindle. A rail drill control circuit and related sensors can enable automatic operation throughout the complete drilling cycle without any manual input from the user other than starting the cycle. Such a fully automatic drilling cycle can minimize overall cycle time to preserve battery life and can free the user to perform other tasks between drill moving and clamping operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery WEATHERILL, Gabe WEST
  • Patent number: 11049177
    Abstract: Systems and apparatus for tracking tools are disclosed. In one embodiment, among others, an apparatus has a tool cabinet with at least one bin. A computing device is associated with the tool cabinet. A sensor network layer is positioned in the at least one bin. The sensor network is coupled with the computing device. The sensor network layer is configured to detect a presence and an absence of a tool item at a predetermined location. The sensor network is configured to transmit a signal to the computing device indicative of the presence or the absence of the tool item at the predetermined location. A covering positioned over the sensor network layer. The covering is configured to facilitate a placement of the tool item at the predetermined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher White, James Michael Ratteree, Wan-Chun Liao
  • Patent number: 11024916
    Abstract: The battery housing assembly, connected to a support shaft assembly of a string trimmer, includes a base housing member defining a chamber configured to receive a battery therein. The base housing member includes a frontal member configured to engage a front of the battery, a top member extending from the frontal member, configured to engage the top portion of the battery, and a bottom member, configured to engage a bottom portion of the battery. A first side member is configured to be removably connected to a first side of the base housing member; and a second side member configured to be removably connected to a second side of the base housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D Miller, Brian Poole, John Palermo, Michael Cannaliato, Robert B Schoch
  • Patent number: 11009332
    Abstract: A measuring tool comprises an end hook having a mounting portion, blade, hole extending through the blade, and a fastener extending through the hole and securing the blade to the mounting portion. The blade generally has an average first thickness along its length. The hole formed in the blade has a depth which is greater than the first thickness through a protrusion of blade material extending from the blade. Similarly, a method of forming a tape measure blade may forming a blade generally having an average first thickness along its length, forming a hole in the blade along a hole axis, near a first end of the blade, the hole having a depth that is greater than the first thickness through a protrusion of blade material extending from the blade, and extending a fastener through the hole to secure the blade to a mounting portion of the end hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin David Zirbes, Antony J. Orsini
  • Patent number: 10989533
    Abstract: A laser beam generating device includes a housing a first laser diode which generates a visible first output beam which projects outside of the housing onto a surface and a second laser diode which generates a visible second output beam which projects outside of the housing onto the surface. The laser beam generating device has a first mode in which the first laser diode and the second laser diode are both on. In the first mode, the first laser diode is operated at a first duty cycle the second laser diode is operated at a second duty cycle. The first duty cycle and the second duty cycle are staggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jia Yong Jiang, Noreen M. O'Sullivan, Wang Shuang
  • Patent number: 10982958
    Abstract: A laser generating device including a housing and a laser module assembly. The laser module assembly is at least partially housed in the housing. The laser module includes a pendulum assembly which rotates under the effects of gravity and a laser module on the pendulum assembly. The laser module includes a laser generator which generates a laser beam. The laser generating device also includes a pendulum lock which is movable from an unlocked position to a locked position. When the pendulum lock is in the locked position, it prevents the pendulum assembly from rotating. A sensor is provided to detect a freefall condition. The pendulum lock moves from the unlocked position to the locked position when the sensor detects the freefall condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Keith M. Lombardi, Ido Aharon Stern, Bruce Eidinger, Gilad Moisa
  • Patent number: 10967380
    Abstract: Heavy-duty material processors (e.g., shears, concrete crushers) include a jaw that pivotally connects to another jaw. A hydraulic cylinder extends between the jaws to open and close the jaws in a shearing motion. Cutting/shearing/crushing blade inserts mount to detachable blade holders, which in turn mount to one of the jaws. Wedge blocks securely and detachably attach the blade inserts to the remainder of their associated jaw, and rely on force-amplifying wedge surfaces to ensure a secure attachment. The detachable blade holders may include lateral flanges that extend across an otherwise exposed face of their respective underlying jaw bodies to protect the jaw bodies during use. A blade on one of the jaws is laterally adjustable, which helps to free a jam if one of the jaws gets jammed into the space between blades in the other jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Karl Johnson, Clayton Sederberg, Shane Bubacz, Matthew George Mecklin
  • Patent number: 10928174
    Abstract: An ergonomic tape measure having a side which has a protruding surface that fills at least a part of the gripping cavity of an operator's hand and provides a comfortable and secure feeling grip when holding the tape measure. The tape measure can have a grip swell surface which fills part or all of the gripping cavity of an operator's hand. The tape measure can have a grip swell side center region which protrudes from a grip swell plane and into the gripping cavity of an operator's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Antony Orsini, Vincent Cook
  • Patent number: D915170
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Xiyin Yao
  • Patent number: D915230
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Cook, Antony Orsini
  • Patent number: D915860
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Xiyin Yao
  • Patent number: D921470
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Xiyin Yao