Patents Assigned to Wubbers, LLC
  • Patent number: 10661325
    Abstract: Disclosed are texture hammers and related methods for using the texture hammers to create textures on metallic materials without distorting the material. Such hammers may comprise having a handle and a hammer head with a first end and a second end. The first end may have an oval, square, inverted triangle, triangle, or any other shape, and may comprise indentations on the surface to create a texture. The second end may have a rectangular, triangle, or any other shape, and may also comprise indentations complementary to the indentations on the first end. The texture hammers may be used to create different textures by varying the angle the hammer strikes the material, dragging the hammer head across the surface of the material, or creating a texture border on the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Wubbers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Patent number: 10160100
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for forming wire loops using wire looping pliers. In one embodiment of the invention, the pair of wire pliers having a cylindrical jaw and a recessed jaw for accepting the cylindrical jaw allows the user of the tool to make symmetrical wire loops on a consistent basis. Additionally, the width of the recessed jaw can be set such that the user can use the recessed jaw to measure the distance from a particular point where the neck of the wire loop should be broken. The recessed surface of the recessed jaw and the cylindrical jaw mate together in such a manner as to provide uniform pressure around a significant portion of the loop so as to prevent marring of the surface of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Wubbers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Patent number: 10137560
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mandrel tool and method for more efficiently and consistently forming various shapes of material. In one embodiment of the invention, a pair of pliers having mandrel jaws that are shaped with a uniform cross sectional area throughout a length of the mandrel jaw is used to replace the traditional tapered mandrel. Because the mandrel jaws have a uniform cross sectional area, the wire, for example, can be wrapped multiple times around the mandrel jaw when it is desired to produce multiples of the same shape. For added versatility, the pliers can have opposing mandrel jaws, with different size cross sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Wubbers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Patent number: 9744581
    Abstract: Disclosed are pliers and related methods for punching a hole in a non-flat material without distorting the material. Such pliers may comprise a first member having a first handle and a first jaw, and a second member having a second handle and a second jaw. The first and second members are attached at a connection point to permit pivoting in response to a squeezing force on the handles. The first jaw comprises a punch tip to be received by the second jaw, where the punch tip may have an angled distal end truncating a cross-section of the punch tip. The second jaw comprises a shaped edge facing the punch tip and extending along a length of the second jaw, the shaped edge having substantially the same shape as the non-flat material and comprising an opening having substantially the same shape as the cross-section of the punch tip and to receive the tip therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Wubbers LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Patent number: 9694476
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for forming wire loops using wire looping pliers. In one embodiment of the invention, the pair of wire pliers having a cylindrical jaw and a recessed jaw for accepting the cylindrical jaw allows the user of the tool to make symmetrical wire loops on a consistent basis. Additionally, the width of the recessed jaw can be set such that the user can use the recessed jaw to measure the distance from a particular point where the neck of the wire loop should be broken. The recessed surface of the recessed jaw and the cylindrical jaw mate together in such a manner as to provide uniform pressure around a significant portion of the loop so as to prevent marring of the surface of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Wubbers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Patent number: 9687966
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mandrel tool and method for more efficiently and consistently forming various shapes of material. In one embodiment of the invention, a pair of pliers having mandrel jaws that are shaped with a uniform cross sectional area throughout a length of the mandrel jaw is used to replace the traditional tapered mandrel. Because the mandrel jaws have a uniform cross sectional area, the wire, for example, can be wrapped multiple times around the mandrel jaw when it is desired to produce multiples of the same shape. For added versatility, the pliers can have opposing mandrel jaws, with different size cross sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Wubbers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Patent number: 9649750
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mandrel tool and method for more efficiently and consistently forming various shapes of material. In one embodiment of the invention, a pair of pliers having mandrel jaws that are shaped with a uniform cross sectional area throughout a length of the mandrel jaw is used to replace the traditional tapered mandrel. Because the mandrel jaws have a uniform cross sectional area, the wire, for example, can be wrapped multiple times around the mandrel jaw when it is desired to produce multiples of the same shape. For added versatility, the pliers can have opposing mandrel jaws, with different size cross sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Wubbers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Patent number: 9227304
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mandrel tool and method for more efficiently and consistently forming various shapes of material. In one embodiment of the invention, a pair of pliers having mandrel jaws that are shaped with a uniform cross sectional area throughout a length of the mandrel jaw is used to replace the traditional tapered mandrel. Because the mandrel jaws have a uniform cross sectional area, the wire, for example, can be wrapped multiple times around the mandrel jaw when it is desired to produce multiples of the same shape. For added versatility, the pliers can have opposing mandrel jaws with different size cross sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Wubbers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Publication number: 20150114188
    Abstract: Disclosed are pliers and related methods for punching a hole in a non-flat material without distorting the material. Such pliers may comprise a first member having a first handle and a first jaw, and a second member having a second handle and a second jaw. The first and second members are attached at a connection point to permit pivoting in response to a squeezing force on the handles. The first jaw comprises a punch tip to be received by the second jaw, where the punch tip may have an angled distal end truncating a cross-section of the punch tip. The second jaw comprises a shaped edge facing the punch tip and extending along a length of the second jaw, the shaped edge having substantially the same shape as the non-flat material and comprising an opening having substantially the same shape as the cross-section of the punch tip and to receive the tip therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: WUBBERS LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Publication number: 20140251492
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for forming wire loops using wire looping pliers. In one embodiment of the invention, the pair of wire pliers having a cylindrical jaw and a recessed jaw for accepting the cylindrical jaw allows the user of the tool to make symmetrical wire loops on a consistent basis. Additionally, the width of the recessed jaw can be set such that the user can use the recessed jaw to measure the distance from a particular point where the neck of the wire loop should be broken. The recessed surface of the recessed jaw and the cylindrical jaw mate together in such a manner as to provide uniform pressure around a significant portion of the loop so as to prevent marring of the surface of the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Wubbers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Patent number: 8726943
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for forming wire loops using wire looping pliers. In one embodiment of the invention, the pair of wire pliers having a cylindrical jaw and a recessed jaw for accepting the cylindrical jaw allows the user of the tool to make symmetrical wire loops on a consistent basis. Additionally, the width of the recessed jaw can be set such that the user can use the recessed jaw to measure the distance from a particular point where the neck of the wire loop should be broken. The recessed surface of the recessed jaw and the cylindrical jaw mate together in such a manner as to provide uniform pressure around a significant portion of the loop so as to prevent marring of the surface of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Wubbers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Patent number: D809889
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Wubbers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Patent number: D809890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Wubbers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Patent number: D809891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Wubbers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Patent number: D809892
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Wubbers, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard