Patents Examined by Hadi Shakeri
  • Patent number: 11984712
    Abstract: A cable jacket removal device is used to selectively remove a sheath from a length of a sheathed cable. The cable jacket removal device includes a support frame, a drive shaft, and a motor. The support frame removably couples the removal device to the cable to be stripped. The drive shaft is coupled to the support frame. The motor is coupled to the drive shaft to selectively rotate the drive shaft to cause the removal device to travel along the cable to automatically remove a cable jacket from a predefined distance of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Adam Vernon Smith
  • Patent number: 11975438
    Abstract: A tool holder including a main body, an activation button coupled to the main body, a tool securing portion at least in directly coupled to the activation button, wherein the activation button can be activated into a first state for coupling a tool to the tool holder and a second state for decoupling a tool from the tool holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Cricut, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Korbuly, Jeffery V. Gubler, Ildefonso M. Resuello, Jr., Grayson Stopp, Thomas Crisp
  • Patent number: 11975957
    Abstract: An apparatus for grasping a jar and aiding in lid opening includes a base element that may be placed on a surface, and a top housing that is rotatably secured to the base element. The top housing includes a raised outer periphery having at least one recess extending at least partially through the raised outer periphery, each recess allowing an increased maximum outward movement of a corresponding movable jaw member compared to a raised outer periphery lacking the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Romek Figa
  • Patent number: 11969872
    Abstract: A multifunctional hand tool has a grip and a metal working rod. The grip has an assembly hole. A polygonal coupling part is disposed on the assembly hole has. The metal working rod has two action sections, each action section has a polygonal portion, and each polygonal portion has an insertion hole. When one of the two action sections is inserted in the assembly hole, one of the two polygonal portions is engaged with the polygonal coupling part, the other action section is assembled to a suitable tool head, and a torque exerting element may be used to exert torque to the other polygonal portion or the insertion hole thereof. Accordingly, it is possible to provide versatility by having interchangeable tool heads on a top end and a bottom end of the metal working rod, and increasing torque on the top end and the bottom end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: YIH CHENG FACTORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jack Lin
  • Patent number: 11964365
    Abstract: A hand tool is provided, including: a first member; a second member; a shaft, connected with the first member, rotatably inserted to the second member, including positioning slots; and a control member, disposed on the second member, including at least one tooth; wherein the control member can be released by disengagement of the at least one tooth from the positioning slots so that the first and second members are rotatable relative to each other, and the control member can be locked by engagement of the at least one tooth within at least one of the positioning slots so that the first member is non-rotatable relative to the second member; wherein when the at least one tooth is engaged within at least one positioning slot, at least one blocking wall of the tooth is in gapless surface contact with at least one side wall of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: FINE FORGE INDUSTRY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kuo-Lung Chen
  • Patent number: 11958169
    Abstract: A mechanism for reducing time-lost to tedious but necessary adjustments while using a chainsaw is disclosed, as well as methods of manufacture and use. An embodiment has a metal part fitting inside a plastic handle portion, where the two are sometimes assembled in two halves and then pressed molded or fastened together, in the form of a pull-handle positioned at the end of a starter-cord on a chainsaw. Another embodiment has the metal part containing a flat-blade screwdriver surface at one end, which matches and mates with some type of slotted adjustment fixture within the chainsaw; and where the other end has a socket wrench which matches up with an adjustment bolt within the chainsaw. Yet another embodiment has a dog-bone (socket) wrench fitting at one end, and a flat-blade at the other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventor: David Levins
  • Patent number: 11958180
    Abstract: A rotary tool assembly includes a main body, a motor disposed in the main body, and a power source coupled to the main body. The power source being configured to provide electrical power to the motor. A rotary tool attached to the main body. The rotary tool configured to be actuated by the motor. A first bit storage area disposed on the main body. The first bit storage area being configured to receive a first bit. A second bit storage area disposed on the main body. The second bit storage area being configured to receive a second bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Techtronic Cordless GP
    Inventors: Benjamin A Gaddis, Jesse J. Jerabek, Jacob F. Creasman, Clinton C. Thackery, Brian D. Mertel, M. Grayson Jacoway, William C. Buck, Eric K. Frazier
  • Patent number: 11951701
    Abstract: A machine for retreading tires includes a rotatable hub that includes a moveable conical element, and an expandable rim disposed around the rotatable hub. The expandable rim includes a plurality of shoes. Each shoe of the plurality of shoes may have a base portion and a rim portion. The base portion may have a two-piece construction that allows for replacement of a worn interface that may include a channel and a ramp. A method for assembling an expandable rim for use in a tire retreading machine, and a method for servicing a machine having an expandable rim are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Bridgestone Bandag, LLC
    Inventors: Eric M. Henriksen, Todd R. Frisbie, Christopher J. A. Ferrell
  • Patent number: 11951600
    Abstract: A setting tool system includes a housing. The housing includes a first conduit that receives one or more anchoring systems at a first end, and a second conduit at least partially separated from the first conduit with an interior wall. The second conduit includes a weighted shaft that moves freely within the length of the second conduit. The first and second conduits merge at a second end opposite the first end. The housing also includes a head having an opening at the second end. Each of the one or more anchoring systems inserted at the first end are individually received at the opening at the second end. Each anchoring system contacts the weighted shaft at a top surface, and contacts an external surface at a bottom surface. Each of the one or more anchoring systems are individually fastened via the weighted shaft to the external surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Matteo Spampatti
  • Patent number: 11951597
    Abstract: A gripping sleeve is provided, including: a first sleeve, being substantially tubular and having at least one through hole; at least one restricting member, received in the through hole; a second sleeve, sleeved on the first sleeve and being movable relative to the first sleeve, the restricting member being abutted by the second sleeve and being controllably engaged within an annular groove of a body portion of a main body; an elastic member, disposed around the first sleeve and abutting against the first and second sleeves; a restricting mechanism, arranged on at least one of the first and second sleeves and located between the first sleeve and an outer circumferential face of the second sleeve. A hand tool is further provided, including the main body and the gripping sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Ming-Lung Hsu
  • Patent number: 11945089
    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 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    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: 11938601
    Abstract: A hand tool includes a handle assembly, a jaw assembly, a clamping assembly, and an adjustment assembly. The handle assembly includes a first handle and a second handle that each include a proximal end and a distal end. The jaw assembly includes a first jaw and a second jaw. The jaw assembly is operably coupled to the proximal end of the first and second handles. The clamping assembly may be configured to enable the first and second jaws to be locked at a selected distance from each other in a locked position. The adjustment assembly may be configured to enable the selected distance to be modified. The adjustment assembly may be disposed between the first and second handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Apex Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhihong Fu
  • Patent number: 11938600
    Abstract: A tool having gripping jaw teeth that provide a contact pattern for engaging fasteners on-axis. The gripping teeth are formed in a depression disposed at a distal end of a jaw and are oriented at an angle that turns away from a major axis of the tool or an axis that is orthogonal to a plane formed by a front face of the jaw to increase the gripping force that can be applied to the fastener before the tool disengages or “slips against” the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Ottoleo Kuter-Arnebeck, Rupak K. Paul
  • Patent number: 11925379
    Abstract: A torque wrench for an ultrasonic scalpel, the torque wrench comprising a torque wrench body and a wrench rotor. The torque wrench body comprises a circular-hole-shaped torque hole, with a torque clamping catch being provided in the torque hole, and the wrench rotor being disposed in the torque hole. The wrench rotor comprises a scalpel head clamping hole, a rotor clamping catch located outside the wrench rotor, and a scalpel head clamping slot located inside the scalpel head clamping hole, wherein a wrench part, which is disposed on a scalpel head of the ultrasonic scalpel that is fitted with the torque wrench of the ultrasonic scalpel, is clamped into the scalpel head clamping slot via the scalpel head clamping hole, the rotor clamping catch is fitted with the torque clamping catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING SMTP TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qun Cao, Zhen Feng, Songtao Zhan
  • Patent number: 11920411
    Abstract: A drive unit of a top drive system includes a drive stem having a plurality of ports from an exterior thereof to an interior thereof. A plurality of sliding coupling members is disposed in the ports. A coupling collar encircles the drive stem and has actuation surfaces and recessed surfaces on an interior thereof, wherein the recessed surfaces align with the ports when the coupling collar is in a first position, and the actuation surfaces align with the ports when the coupling collar is in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Henke, Michael Kratzert, Thomas Veit, Kevin Wood
  • Patent number: 11911922
    Abstract: A multi tool comprising a housing, a first writing utensil, a knife and an activation mechanism, where the first writing utensil and the knife are slideably arranged in a forward portion of the housing, said activation mechanism being arranged to independently move the first writing utensil or the knife along the longitudinal extension of the front portion of the housing such that multi tool can assume one of three positions, a first position where the knife extends out of the forward portion of the housing, a second position where the writing utensil extends out of the forward portion of the housing and a third position where both the knife and the writing utensil are retracted into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Kirbek Holding APS
    Inventor: Martin Rahbek
  • Patent number: 11904444
    Abstract: The adjustable pliers with thread-engaging means comprises water pump pliers and a thread-engaging means. The water pump pliers may be slip joint pliers whose fulcrum may be moved to modify the distance that the plier's jaws may open. The jaws may be angled with respect to a central axis of the water pump pliers. The thread-engaging means may comprise opposing arcuate grooves that are longitudinally oriented on a first jaw and on a second jaw. The thread-engaging means may be operable to grasp a threaded element that is held between the first jaw and the second jaw and is laterally oriented relative to the water pump pliers without damaging threads of the threaded element. As non-limiting examples, the threaded element may be a bolt, a screw, or a threaded rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Lanard Jenkins
  • Patent number: 11909160
    Abstract: A crimping hand tool, including a first clamp body and a second clamp body pivotally connected to each other, a driving member, a crimping assembly, and a cable stripping assembly, is provided. The driving member is movably disposed in the second clamp body, with one end pivotally connected to the first clamp body, and another end pivotally connected to the crimping assembly that is movably disposed in the second clamp body. The cable stripping assembly is movably disposed in the second clamp body and is pivotally connected to the crimping assembly. A pivotal axial direction of the first clamp body and the second clamp body, a pivotal axial direction of the driving member and the first clamp body, a pivotal axial direction of the crimping assembly and the driving member, and a connection axial direction of the cable stripping assembly and the crimping assembly are parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: JETOOL CORP.
    Inventor: Yi Ching Kao
  • Patent number: 11897092
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cover plate structure of ratchet wrench comprising: a main body, inside a head portion thereof has an accommodating space, a peripheral wall is formed in the accommodating space, and the accommodating space is formed with at least one opening; a ratchet mechanism provided in the accommodating space; a cover plate having a cover portion and a snap-abut portion, the cover plate is placed in the opening of the accommodating space, and the snap-abut portion is stuck against the peripheral wall of the accommodating space. an elastic fastener member is disposed between the head portion and the cover plate, the fastener member applies an elastic force to the cover plate, so that the snap-abut portion of the cover plate elastically snaps against the peripheral wall of the accommodating space. The cover plate is capable of bearing the load during operation, increasing the withstand strength of the head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: KABO TOOL COMPANY
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11897094
    Abstract: A powered ratcheting wrench includes a main housing defining a grip portion, a motor having a motor drive shaft, a drive assembly coupled to the motor drive shaft and driven by the motor, and an output assembly coupled to the drive assembly. The output assembly includes an output member that receives torque from the drive assembly, causing the output member to rotate about an axis. The powered ratcheting wrench further includes a head housing coupled to the main housing and supporting at least a portion of the drive assembly. The head housing is composed of an aluminum alloy resulting in a center of gravity for the power tool to be proximate the grip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyle W. Schultz