Patents Examined by Hadi Shakeri
  • Patent number: 11370103
    Abstract: A component for a bit driving tool is taught having a mid-chamber telescopically received in an outer chamber, a bit storage chamber formed in the mid-chamber and surrounding and rotatable about a central bore, a central rod axially movable through the central bore when the mid-chamber is telescopically retracted into the outer chamber and a flexible arm comprising a magnetic end, movable into and out of axial alignment with the central bore. Telescopic extension of the mid-chamber out of the outer chamber positions the magnetic end of the flexible arm to magnetically connect with a rear end of a bit stored in the bit storage chamber and telescopic retraction of the component moves the flexible arm and the magnetically connected bit radially into the central bore and wherein further telescope retraction of the component pushes the bit axially through and out of the component. A locking tip for use with a bit driving unit is also taught.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: THUNDERCHUCK INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Binh Pham, Alan Kent Farrell
  • Patent number: 11370098
    Abstract: A tool is provided that includes unitary plate that includes a blade portion and a tang portion. The blade portion can include an edge. The tang portion can include a positioning hole, a first hole, a slot, a second hole, a rivet hole, and one or more teeth (also referred to as one or more barbs) on a side of the tang portion. The tool can further include a hilt member which includes a through passage, a tab, and a notch. The tool includes an overlay on a body to create a handle for gripping the tool. The tool further includes a hammerhead cap on an end of the body, the hammerhead cap is coupled to the handle with a rivet through the rivet hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Victor J. Levand, Sharad Gaurav, Sarah Bridget Mulroy, Joshua R. Robertson, Edward Ray Goodwin, Randi Boss, Michael C. Lambertson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11370091
    Abstract: An electric ratchet wrench includes a body and a driving member rotatably mounted in the body and is rotatable about an axis. A ring gear is rotatably mounted to and moveable relative to the driving member, and the ring gear is rotatable relative to the driving member about a center axis of the ring gear. A power device is received in the body. A transmission shaft is rotatably mounted to the body. The transmission shaft has a end connected to the power device, and another end configured to switch between a meshing state meshed with the ring gear and a disengagement state disengaging from the ring gear. An elastic device biases the ring gear causing the center axis of the ring gear being inclined relative to the axis in the disengagement state and being parallel with the axis in the meshing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Bobby Hu
  • Patent number: 11370088
    Abstract: Disclosed is a release mechanism for locking pliers. The mechanism includes a center link and release link that work together to form an over-center lock with a release lever that acts sequentially on the center link and release link. The release lever can first contact the center link at a protrusion, and then contact a release link connected to the center link to release the over-center lock. User experience is therefore improved by a sequential unlocking operation that reduces the amount of leverage required to unlock the pliers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventor: Scott A. Bendorf
  • Patent number: 11370090
    Abstract: A two-way ratchet screwdriver includes a handle, a main shaft acting on a working end, a ratchet seat, and a reversing seat. Two ends of the ratchet seat are provided with an upper ratchet head and a lower ratchet head, respectively. The upper ratchet head has the same structure as the lower ratchet head and is fixedly connected to the handle. The upper ratchet head is provided with a circle of wheel facing teeth and a circle of ratchet teeth. The wheel facing teeth of the upper and lower ratchet heads are connected by pinions. A periphery of the reversing seat is mounted with at least one set of a forward pawl and an inverse pawl passing through the ratchet seat. The reversing seat is switched to rotate to drive the forward pawl or inverse pawl to act on the ratchet teeth of the upper and lower ratchet heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: NINGBO HONY PLASTIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Wenbing Ge
  • Patent number: 11364601
    Abstract: A fastener system includes a fastener and a driver, each of which have three alternating lobes and troughs that define the drive surfaces. Each alternating lobes and troughs is defined by an outer radius portion, a drive side transition, an inner transition radius, and a reverse drive portion. The fastener recess and the driver each also have a side wall defined by the outer transition radius that tapers at a taper angle relative to a rotational axis. The fastener side wall may taper at about 60°. The driver side wall may taper at about 60°. Alternatively, the driver side wall may taper at an angle at least 10° less than the taper angle of the recess side wall, such as 42°. The drive side transition defines a drive angle, which may be between 0° and 5°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Infastech Intellectual Properties Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard W. Lukes, Donald K. Blaess, Sean Riskin
  • Patent number: 11364599
    Abstract: A two-way ratchet wrench includes a wrench body having a ratchet groove located in a head at one end thereof, an accommodation chamber in communication with the ratchet groove, an accommodation hole above the accommodation chamber, a ratchet wheel mounted in the ratchet groove, a ratchet block mounted in the accommodation chamber and meshed with the ratchet wheel, a dial block rotatably mounted in the accommodation hole and operable to move the ratchet block between a first position and a second position, and a positioning device mounted in the accommodation chamber such that the ratchet block is held in the first position when the positioning device is abutted against the first recess of the ratchet block, or the second position when the positioning device is abutted against the second recess of the ratchet block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Chih-Min Chang
  • Patent number: 11364596
    Abstract: Locking pliers according to an embodiment of the present disclosure can be easily unlocked by pressing a pressing unit of an opening lever with a thumb while gripping the levers with one hand, and the locking pliers can give tension to an object by pulling the object through the principle of leverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: BRAINSANGSANG CO., LTD., SIGHTGLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong Ha Lee
  • Patent number: 11358423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for mounting a tyre on a rim or demounting a tyre from a rim. The method includes the steps of rotating the wheel (tyre/rim assembly) by an electric motor about an axis, checking the current consumption of the electric motor during the mounting and demounting operation, and continuously and automatically adjusting a specific combination of torque and speed of the electric motor during the mounting/demounting operation. The apparatus for mounting a tyre on a rim or demounting a tyre from a rim comprises an electric motor for rotating the wheel (rim/tyre assembly) about an axis, a sensing device for sensing the motor current and transmitting corresponding signals to a control device and an adjustment controller for continuously and automatically adjusting a specific combination of torque and speed of the electric motor during the mounting/demounting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Snap-on Equipment Srl a unico socio
    Inventors: Paolo Sotgiu, Francesco Braghiroli
  • Patent number: 11358258
    Abstract: A ratchet wrench is provided, including a main body, a ratchet mechanism and a switch mechanism. The ratchet mechanism includes a ratchet and a pawl unit. The switch mechanism includes a pushing member and a moving member, the pushing member is disposed on the moving member, the pushing member is optionally connected to the pawl unit, and the moving member is movably disposed on the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: WILLIAM TOOLS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shui-Lai Chiang
  • Patent number: 11358269
    Abstract: A hand tool system comprises a first driver, a second driver, and a driver adapter. The first driver and the second driver each comprises a driver handle having an external configuration and a driver component secured to the driver handle. The driver adapter is selectively fittable over the driver handles of the first and second drivers. The driver adapter comprises an elongate body, a first socket formed in a first end of the elongate body, a second socket formed in a second end of the elongate body, and a plurality of through holes formed through and distributed longitudinally along a length of the elongate body. Each socket has an internal configuration sized and shaped to receive a driver handle of either the first or second driver and to transfer torque to the driver upon rotation of the driver adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Alan Ngo
  • Patent number: 11350781
    Abstract: A hand-held or table-mounted tool for adhering a flooring edge finish to a flooring edge. The hand-held tool includes a main body, which can include a handle, a base, and a bi-level soleplate, which is heated during application to adhere a flooring edge finish to a flooring edge. The soleplate of the tool can be made of polymer, carbon, metal, ceramic, glass, or a mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel Tumlin, William Drew Pierce, Chavis Williams, John Moore
  • Patent number: 11351660
    Abstract: A reversible ratchet wrench includes a moveable pawl connected to a handle via a linkage such that the pawl cannot become disengaged from the hand during operation of the wrench. The handle is pivotally attached to housing forming a portion of a head of the wrench, where pivoting of the handle between a first position and a second position switches a position of a pawl between a first position and a second position to thereby change an operating direction of the wrench. A distance of movement of a proximal end of the handle, opposite a head of the wrench, during switching is confined to a limited range by elongating the wrench head and extending a distance between a connection point of the handle to the pawl and the pivotal connection of the handle to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Mark Bingham
  • Patent number: 11338412
    Abstract: A ratchet screw driver includes a holder, a toothed wheel, two pawls, a direction switch and a ring. The toothed wheel, the pawls and the ring are inserted in the holder. The pawls are biased from each other. Each of the pawls includes a boss and a toothed face. The direction switch is connected to the holder, movable between two positions relative to the holder, and formed with two bosses. The ring includes two cutouts and two hooks. The cutouts receive the bosses so that the ring is rotatable with the direction switch. One of the hooks is engaged with the boss of one of the pawls to firmly engage the toothed face of the remaining one of the pawls with the toothed wheel when the ring is moved to one of the positions by the direction switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: CENDAI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hui-Hsueh Chung
  • Patent number: 11331776
    Abstract: A flex-head tool includes a first portion pivotally coupled to a second portion. A pivot mechanism is engaged with the first and the second portions. The pivot mechanism is movable between a first position in which the first portion is fixedly positioned with respect to the second portion, and a second position in which the first portion is pivotal with relative to the second portion. The pivot mechanism includes a toothed first engaging portion engageable with teeth of pivot holes of the first and the second portions simultaneously and not simultaneously selectively and a second engaging portion connected with a pivot hole and in surface-to-surface contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Hong Ann Tool Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Wei Su
  • Patent number: 11331774
    Abstract: A ratchet tool having a head having a first cavity is adapted to receive a cover plate and a second cavity. An aperture extends between the first cavity and the second cavity. Disposed in the first cavity is a ratchet gear and a pawl. A selector switch disposed in the second cavity and moves the pawl between a first position and a second position. A retaining clip retains the selector switch in the second cavity. The retaining clip extends into the first cavity. The pawl includes a first extended portion and a second extended portion extending from a lower end of the pawl. At least a portion of the retaining clip is disposed between the first extended portion and the second extended portion. The first extended portion and the second extended portion contact the lower surface of the first cavity. An upper end of the pawl contacts the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Harbor Freight Tools USA, INC.
    Inventor: Casper Wypych
  • Patent number: 11331778
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a fluid control system is provided comprising a servicing tool set and at least one valve assembly comprising an actuator and a valve operationally engageable therewith; each valve comprising a valve body; each actuator comprising an actuator body having an upper base and side walls; wherein each actuator body is engageable with a valve body, and wherein the system is configured to allow: engaging the servicing tool set with an actuator and subsequently applying torque to an actuator body engaged with a valve body and thereby disengaging the actuator body from the valve body; the at least one valve assembly comprising at least one Normally Closed (NC) valve; wherein the NC valve is configured to allow activating an actuator engaged therewith with pressurized fluid and thereby opening the NC valve, wherein the actuator comprises a nipple and the servicing tool set comprises a ratchet and at least one socket engageable with the actuator body, and wherein the at least one socket is sized
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Ham-Let (Israel—Canada) Ltd
    Inventors: Boris Margol, Sergey Seryogin, Felix Shestatski, Olga Fonaryov
  • Patent number: 11325232
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a tool including one or more shock absorption components disposed in the tool and adapted to protect various components of the tool in the event the tool is dropped or otherwise sustains an impact force. In an embodiment, the tool includes shock absorption foam disposed above and below an electronic display. The tool may also include a shock absorption component disposed under an end cap of the tool to absorb a shock or impact force to the tool when the tool is dropped on the end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Nathan J Lee, Jonathan J. Olson, Daniel A. Phipps, Gregory E. Reinecker, Peter A. Kaltenbach
  • Patent number: 11325236
    Abstract: An insulated multi-tool comprising a pair of opposing jaws, a pair of opposed handles operatively connected to the jaws relative to a pivot to force the jaws into a clamping position about an object, at least one of the opposed handles having a tool-receiving pocket, at least one tool stored in the tool receiving pocket, the at least one tool pivotally attached relative to the tool receiving pocket for movement between a stored position in which the at least one tool is stored within the tool receiving pocket and an open, use position in which the at least one tool is located relative to at least one of the opposed handles for use, and wherein the a pair of opposed handles are electrically insulated from both the pair of opposing jaws and each at least one tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Edensor Group PTY LTD
    Inventor: Ben Hyde
  • Patent number: 11318587
    Abstract: A telescopic socket includes an outer sleeve, an inner sleeve, and a jointing ring. The outer sleeve includes at least one abutting ball, plural first concave portions, and plural first protruding portions. The inner sleeve is sleeved by and slidably connected to the outer sleeve and includes at least two engaging holes, plural second concave portions, and plural second protruding portions. The second protruding portions are slidably connected to the first concave portions respectively, and the first protruding portions are slidably connected to the second concave portions respectively. The jointing ring is movably connected to the outer sleeve and includes an abutting part and an accommodating part, and the abutting part optionally abuts against the abutting ball. By controlling the jointing ring, the inner sleeve can be slid or positioned relative to the outer sleeve, and the length of the telescopic socket can be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KABO Tool Company
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsieh