Abstract: A tool kit for accommodating two tools having different sizes is provided including a tool case having a base member, a lid member hingedly connected to the base member, and a tool cavity formed by at least one of the base and lid members and having an inner surface. The tool kit further includes at least one adapter fittable in the tool cavity and having an outer surface that corresponds to the inner surface of the tool cavity, wherein the inner surface of the tool cavity corresponds to an outer periphery of the first tool such that the first tool is securely retained in the tool cavity, and wherein the inner surface of the tool cavity and the outer surface of the adapter received in the tool cavity correspond to an outer periphery of the second tool such that the second tool is securely retained in the tool cavity.
Abstract: A latch structure for a container having mating first and second portions and an improved container assembly, wherein said latch structure has improved strength characteristics. The side legs of the generally rectangular latch are canted so that the outer surface thereof falls away from the inner surface thereof.
Abstract: A blow molded hollow doubled wall article wherein the inner wall has an edge portion and a central portion adjacent the edge portion, including at least one opening in the central portion providing access to the space between the inner and outer walls and forming a flap member connected to said edge portion.
Abstract: An apparatus for trimming sharp edges from a non-round workpiece having a contour includes a member for trimming the workpiece by impinging a stream of heated gaseous medium on the workpiece; a member for holding the workpiece, the member for holding being rotatably mounted relative to the member for trimming relative to the member for holding; and a cam for guiding the member for trimming, the cam cooperating the member for holding with the member for trimming so that the member for trimming follows the contour of the workpiece when the member for holding is rotated relative to the member for trimming.
Abstract: A case for holding an elongated object is provided. The case includes a first containment portion for containing at least a first portion of the object. The first containment portion includes a door for exposing at least the first portion of the object. A second containment portion for containing at least a second portion of the object is also provided. The second containment portion is pivotally connected to the first containment portion and thereby pivotal relative the first containment portion through an angle having a magnitude for allowing clearance of the first portion from the first containment portion for allowing removal of the object from the first and second containment portions.
Abstract: An apparatus and method for trimming a contoured non-round workpiece includes a torch for flame treating or trimming the workpiece by impinging a flame on the workpiece, a holding member for supporting the workpiece, the holding member being rotatably mounted relative to the torch, and a control member for cooperating the holding member with the torch so that the torch follows the contour of the workpiece when the holding member is rotated relative to the torch. The control member generates an electronic image of the workpiece and guides the torch along the contour of the workpiece in accordance with the image.
Abstract: A trimming apparatus for trimming blow molded plastic workpieces includes a torch for heat trimming the workpiece; a turntable for supporting the workpiece, rotatably mounted relative to the torch; and a cam for guiding the torch, the cam cooperating the turntable with the torch so that the torch follows a contour of the workpiece when the turntable is rotated relative to the torch. The cam is preferably disposed on the turntable and in registry with the workpiece, and has a contour selected according to the contour of a surface of the workpiece to be trimmed so as to properly position the torch relative to the surface of the workpiece to be trimmed.
Abstract: A mold for controlling the weight and wall thickness distribution in a blow molded plastic manufactured article or a family or related articles involves simultaneous formation of the manufactured article and a waste article. The waste article is removed and recycled to manufacture further articles. The waste article forming chamber increases the apparent depth of the manufactured article chamber to create a larger apparent surface area, so that the parison is being blown over a much larger surface area, creating a reduced actual part weight and actual wall thickness.
Abstract: A mold and a process for controlling the weight and wall thickness distribution in a blow molded plastic manufactured article or a family or related articles involves simultaneous formation of the manufactured article and a waste article. The waste article is removed and recycled to manufacture further articles. The waste article forming chamber increases the apparent depth of the manufactured article chamber to create a larger apparent surface area, so that the parison is being blown over a much larger surface area, creating a reduced actual part weight and actual wall thickness.
Abstract: A hinge mechanism for a cover of a container such as a golf bag comprises a spine, and at least one door panel. The spine has a slot which extends vertically from its lower edge. A pin extends transversely across the slot. A radially outwardly extending rib is formed on the container and fits into the slot in the spine. The rib has a channel therein to receive and trap the pin. The cover is movable about the pin from an upright closed position to an inverted open position in which the cover is adjacent the container and usable as a receptacle.
Abstract: A method of manufacturing blow molded plastic cases of the type comprising two hollow hinged containers where at least one of the containers has a compartment, and a door for the compartment is presented. The method allows the manufacture of compartment doors as part of an integrated manufacture without requiring a separate blow molding step to make the door. The method comprises blow molding a standard size door as one face of a first hollow container, in an area of the container which would otherwise be cut out and discarded, removing the door from the container, storing the door for future use, and assembling the first hollow container with a second blow molded hollow container to make a first case. A third and fourth hollow container are blow molded, and an area sized to accommodate the door stock is cut from the third container. The door is retrieved from stock and mounted in the third hollow container.
Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for preparing a tubular parison, which is continuously extruded in an extrusion direction from an extrusion head, and for subsequently transferring the parison to a blow molding machine. The apparatus provides improved control of the wall thickness of the parison and can be used with particular advantage in making articles requiring parisons of large diameter and length. The apparatus includes a parison stretching mechanism that grasps and seals the parison at one location along its length and stretches the parison at a controlled rate while being extruded in the extrusion direction. The apparatus also sequentially severs sections of the parison from the remaining continuously extruded portion and transfers each section to a stationary blow molding machine out of the path of this remaining portion.
Abstract: A tote device for an article, such as a chainsaw, having a main body and a member projecting from one side of the body, comprises a base for supporting the body when at rest. The base is formed with an upwardly open recess configured to receive at least a portion of the body. A scabbard is mountable on the member to enclose and protect at least a portion of it. A first linking arrangement links the scabbard, when mounted on the member, to the base in the region of the one side of the body and a second linking arrangement links the base to the body, when received in the recess, at a location remote from the one side. Accordingly, when the body and member are lifted, the scabbard is also lifted. Further, interaction of the scabbard and body with the base, through the first and second linking arrangements, also lifts the base.