Patents Assigned to TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
  • Patent number: 11145929
    Abstract: A battery pack including a housing having a longitudinal axis, a first surface, and a second surface, electrical terminals positioned within the housing and configured to engage and electrically couple with electrical terminals of a power tool, and a latch mechanism including an actuator that is movable within an aperture in the first surface and a latch member movable within an aperture in the second surface. The latch member includes a first latch portion having a first inclined surface and a second latch portion having a second inclined surface that intersects the first inclined surface. The actuator is depressible to retract the latch member within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventor: Ryan Altenburger
  • Patent number: 11126804
    Abstract: A device that includes a controller having a processing unit and a memory. The device includes an enable circuit. The enable circuit prevents the device from operating (e.g., discharging current and/or receiving charging current) until the enable circuit is activated. The enable circuit includes an activation component (e.g., a near-field communication [“NFC”] circuit). The activation component is configured or operable to cause the device to become enabled when the activation component is activated by an external enabling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventors: Mark Huggins, Tyler J. Rowe, Frederick W. Bryan, Gian S. E. Thomas, Mark K. Stokes, William M. McNabb
  • Patent number: 11110576
    Abstract: A fastener driver includes a drive blade movable from a retracted position to a driven position for driving a fastener into a work piece. The fastener driver further includes a gas spring mechanism for driving the drive blade from the retracted position to the driven position. The gas spring mechanism is moveable between a retracted state and a driven state. The fastener driver further includes a first return mechanism for moving the drive blade from the driven position toward the retracted position, and a second return mechanism for returning the gas spring mechanism toward the retracted state separately from movement of the drive blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventor: Essam Namouz
  • Patent number: 11045937
    Abstract: A coupler includes a collar defining a member receiving passage. First and second lobes extend outwardly from the collar. The first lobe includes a lobe ramp surface, a cylindrical projection extending from the first lobe and radially surrounding the lobe ramp surface, and a gear extending from the cylindrical portion. A passage is defined in the first and second lobes and has a first axis. A lever arm is rotatable about the first axis. The lever arm includes a lever ramp surface. A pawl arm is movably connected to the lever arm. The pawl arm includes a portion biased into engagement with the gear teeth. A fastener extends through the passage and couples the lever arm to the first lobe so the lever ramp surface cams with the lobe ramp surface. Rotation of the lever arm in a first direction brings the first and second lobes toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventor: Ronald J. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11047174
    Abstract: A digging apparatus (10, 300) is disclosed. The digging apparatus (10,300) includes a handle assembly (14, 14a, 314), a motor (32), a main switch (22, 322) electrically connected with the motor (32). The main switch (22,322) is movable between a first position in which operation of the motor (32) is allowed and a second position in which operation of the motor (32) is prevented, and a drilling bit (88, 88a, 388) is driven by the motor (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventors: Wai For Wong, Mark Tyson, Andrew Cameron, Dong Lai Gu, Zhi Hau Chen
  • Patent number: 11027392
    Abstract: A compact multi-material cut-off tool includes a housing, and an arbor rotatably supported by the housing upon which a cutting disk is attachable for co-rotation therewith. A motor is coupled to the arbor to provide torque thereto. A controller is operable to selectively drive the motor in a first rotational direction and an opposite, second rotational direction. A first lighting element is coupled to a first portion of the housing, and a second lighting element is coupled to a second portion of the housing. One of the first lighting element and the second lighting element is configured to be activated by the controller in response to the motor being driven in the first rotational direction. The other of the first lighting element and the second lighting element is configured to be activated by the controller in response to the motor being driven in the second rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventors: Ronald C. McCurry, Adam Gathers, Kyle B. Yeomans, Brian D. Mertel, M. Grayson Jacoway, Brandon L. Hicks, Jesse J. Jerabek, Nicholas S. Norton
  • Patent number: 10950830
    Abstract: A battery pack (20), which includes: a housing; a frame disposed inside the housing; and two or more cells (32) mounted to the frame. The two or more cells (32) are connected with each other through a configurable connector (52). The configurable connector (52) is suitable to connect or disconnect an electrical connection between the two or more cells (32). Wherein the configurable connector (52) includes a user contactable switch (22) located on an outer surface (21) of the housing. The user contactable switch (22) is configured to move within a plane parallel to the outer surface (21), such that the contactable connector (52) is switched between a first state and a second state. In the first state, the electrical connection exists between the two or more cells (32); in the second state, the electrical connection does not exist between the two or more cells (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventors: Denis Gaston Fauteux, Jiang Zhao, Jian Guo Zhao, Yuan Bai Wu
  • Patent number: D908612
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Techtronic Cordless GP
    Inventors: Joseph Sexton, Shuang Lin, Somnanritha Chan, Benjamin Shrader, Bradley Hooley
  • Patent number: D911645
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Techtronic Cordless GP
    Inventors: Gregory Clark, Juan Aviles Quintero
  • Patent number: D911802
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventors: Nataraj Chandrasekharan, Ryan J. Marino, Brent M. Willey, Matthew T. Aaron, Frederick Bryan, Tyler J. Rowe
  • Patent number: D912487
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventors: Nataraj Chandrasekharan, Ryan J. Marino, Brent M. Willey, Matthew T. Aaron, Frederick Bryan, Tyler J. Rowe
  • Patent number: D915161
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventors: Kwok Fan Lam, Carter Wong
  • Patent number: D922313
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventor: Ryan Altenburger
  • Patent number: D924969
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventors: Clinton C. Thackery, Drew A. Dahill, Jacob F. Creasman, Patrick Gordon, Logan T. Aldridge
  • Patent number: D929334
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventor: Clint Cagle
  • Patent number: D929335
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventor: Clint Cagle
  • Patent number: D929336
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventor: Clint Cagle
  • Patent number: D929337
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventor: Clint Cagle
  • Patent number: D929338
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventor: Clint Cagle
  • Patent number: D929339
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP
    Inventor: Clint Cagle