Patents Examined by Jennifer Swinney
  • Patent number: 9731365
    Abstract: A saw blade, such as a metal-cutting band saw blade, has a cutting edge including a plurality of teeth. A plurality of the teeth include a tip, a clearance surface located on one side of the tip, a rake face located on an opposite side of the tip relative to the clearance surface, a gullet, and a substantially flat, linear, or non-curvilinear projection formed between the rake face and the gullet and projecting outwardly relative to the rake face. The projection is inclined at an acute angle relative to a plane extending between the tips of consecutive unset teeth. The projection defines an inner end adjacent to the rake face and an outer end adjacent to the gullet. The inner end is located at a depth below the tip of at least about 25/1000 inch, and the distance between the inner end and the outer end of the projection in a direction substantially parallel to the plane extending between the tips of at least two teeth is less than about 65/1000 inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: IRWIN INDUSTRIAL TOOL COMPANY
    Inventor: Mark T. Cranna
  • Patent number: 9725273
    Abstract: A tape dispenser with an ellipsoid shaped handle providing an optimized grip handle in a parallel axis with the tape spool axis. The ellipsoid shaped handle of the present invention provides an optimized grip angle orientation for directly dispensing packaging tape. The ellipsoid shaped handle of the present invention provides greater freedom of angular movement, articulation, and force application while providing improved weigh distribution of the working components (handle, tape spool, and cut off device). The tape dispenser is comprised of: a u-shaped main body and arm, which are attached to a plurality of interior components removeably affixed between them by a plurality of screws. Interior components are a stem, small support, large support, blade, roller, cushion handle, tape end guide, blade, burnisher, and platen. The generally V-shaped main body defines a base structure for the dispenser to sit solidly on top of a flat, horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Joe Gallegos Design LLC
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Gallegos
  • Patent number: 9719173
    Abstract: Coated cutting implements having increased longevity, corrosion and stain resistance, a smooth and uniform appearance and color, and/or reduced friction between cutting blades are provided. The coatings on the cutting implements have at least two layers. The first layer is a metal-based layer that imparts hardness or wear-resistance to the cutting implement. The second layer is comprised of an organic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Acme United Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Peterson, Larry Buchtmann
  • Patent number: 9713878
    Abstract: A razor comprises a first component comprising a first indicia on a surface of the first component. The razor also comprises a second component configured to rotate relative to the first component about a first axis of rotation, the second component comprising at least one blade and a second indicia on a surface of the second component, the second component configured to rotate relative to the first component about a second axis of rotation, wherein the second axis of rotation and the first axis of rotation are non-coplanar. The second component is in a preloaded neutral position when at rest such that rotation about the second axis of rotation generates a return torque and wherein the first indicia and the second indicia are in alignment at rest and out of alignment when the second component has been rotated about the first axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Vanessa Christie, Christopher Ramm, Brian Patrick Watson
  • Patent number: 9694502
    Abstract: As provided in the present invention, a shaving aid element includes a novel shaving aid holder having one or more “undercut elements” incorporated on its upper surface. These undercut elements provide an interlocking mechanism to retain a shaving aid portion to the shaving aid holder. The interlocking mechanism of the undercut element comprises an interlock area of the shaving aid portion and an interlock area of the shaving aid holder. The undercut elements include one or more protrusions or cavities, in the upper surface of the shaving aid holder, and may be curved hook-like structures or mushroom shaped structures, straight-line structures, or angled structures, in any combination. The shaving aid portion, as not being disposed on a lower surface of the shaving aid holder, provides utility for disposing at least one aesthetic element (e.g., indicia), at least one functional element (e.g., exfoliation) or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Vitaly Pesikov
  • Patent number: 9687921
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a rotary cutting tool (1) with a cylindrical supporting spindle (2) and several individual blades (3) with essentially radial cutting edges, helically ground and set at regular intervals on the outer surface of the spindle, each blade (3) having a rectilinear base (4) which inserts into a slot (5) of the same shape as said base, each individual blade (3) being mechanically fixed to the spindle (2), characterized in that it also comprises two covers (8, 9) fixed to the respective bases (8?, 9?) of the spindle (2) so as to reinforce the fixing of the blades (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: PRECICARB
    Inventor: Gerard Kerf
  • Patent number: 9682490
    Abstract: A mandoline slicer includes a slicing blade and an adjustable slicing ramp. A series of julienne blades is selectively movable between a stowed and a deployed position above the ramp. At a distal end of the ramp, a blade support is positionable to select either of a plurality of slicing blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Stewart, Justin Bagley, Sascha Kaposi
  • Patent number: 9662796
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to blades for utility knives, craft knives, box cutters, and other cutting tools. Specifically, this invention relates to cutting blades manufactured from ceramics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Scimone, Scott Herbst, Alan Regala
  • Patent number: 9661804
    Abstract: A vegetation trimmer has a motor driven cutting head with cutting tools having blades and flexible filaments attached to the blades. The blades have first and second holes accommodating the flexible filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Robert V. Albertson
  • Patent number: 9656336
    Abstract: An electric power saw/cutter includes a rotatable saw structure, a rear handle with a switch/speed control, a front handle and a drive unit for rotating the saw structure. The drive unit itself including a saw structure drive arrangement to which the saw structure is attachable, a transmission for driving the saw drive arrangement, an electric motor for driving an input shaft of the transmission, and a support structure for holding/carrying the saw structure drive arrangement, the transmission and the electric motor. The front handle and the rear handle are directly connected to each other to form a handle unit, which unit is resiliently connected to the drive unit, so that vibrations from the saw blade and drive unit will be reduced in the handle unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Ulf Petersson, Bengt Allan Bergvall, Håkan Pinzani, Pär Carlsson, Adam Vidlund, Johan Berg, Anders Bennehag
  • Patent number: 9636835
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting fiberglass insulation batting with a rotary blade where an elongate section of fiberglass insulation batting is manually pushed into an inlet of the apparatus whereupon the blade bites into the fiberglass insulation batting and whereupon the elongate now split section of fiberglass insulation batting begins to protrude from the outlet of the apparatus, whereupon the protruding sections of fiberglass insulation batting are manually grabbed and pulled through the apparatus further driving the rotary blade and further cutting the fiberglass insulation batting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Richard S. Buss
  • Patent number: 9623493
    Abstract: A double-sided ball end mill includes a body having a generally hemispherical forward end portion and a rearward end portion. The forward end portion includes insert-receiving pockets and chip pockets. A cutting insert can be mounted within each insert-receiving pocket. The cutting insert includes a first substantially planar surface, a second substantially planar surface, a first curvilinear side surface, a second curvilinear side surface, a first pair of cutting edges formed at an intersection between the first substantially planar surface and the first and second curvilinear side surfaces, and a second pair of cutting edges formed at an intersection between the second substantially planar surface and the first and second curvilinear side surfaces. The first and second planar surfaces are substantially parallel to each other, and the cutting insert is mirror symmetric about all three axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Michael G. Morrison, Srikanth Bontha
  • Patent number: 9592612
    Abstract: A folding tool with improved locking features is provided. The locking feature comprises a substantially rigid member disposed between or proximal to a handle portion of the tool. The substantially rigid member comprises a bifurcated end forming at least one biased member for contacting a tang of the tool and securing the tool in at least one of a closed and an open position with additional locking features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Spyderco, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom D. Koenig
  • Patent number: 9586329
    Abstract: A skinning knife includes a handle, a blade carrier coupled to the handle, the blade carrier including a mount having a mounting surface, a boss extending outward from the mounting surface, and a spring including a front portion, a middle portion, and a rear portion, the front portion secured to the mount, the middle portion bent outward from the front portion and the rear portion, and the rear portion including a free end of the spring movable relative to the mount, and a blade including a sharpened edge, a body, a slot formed through the body, and the slot includes a narrow portion and a wide portion, The blade is releasably secured to the blade carrier by interaction between the boss and the spring of the blade carrier and the slot of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Fiskars Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Schuft
  • Patent number: 9586264
    Abstract: A double-sided cutting insert for a drilling tool includes a top side, a bottom side, and at least one side surface interconnecting the top side and the bottom side and forming at least one cutting edge. The top side and the bottom side comprise a different external profile and chip groove geometry and an identical inscribed circle, and each of the top side and the bottom side comprises four indexable cutting edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Dufour, X. Daniel Fang, David J. Wills, Thomas B. Hartman
  • Patent number: 9579735
    Abstract: A reciprocating saw includes a housing assembly and a motor positioned substantially within the housing assembly. The motor includes a pinion. A drive mechanism is positioned substantially within the housing assembly and includes a gear driven by the pinion, a spindle, and a connecting rod to transmit rotation of the gear into reciprocation of the spindle. A bushing is positioned substantially within the housing assembly about at least a portion of the spindle. The bushing is pivotable relative to the housing assembly to accommodate non-linear rocking motion of the spindle. A seal surrounds a portion of the bushing and includes a first lip extending radially from the bushing and a second lip spaced apart from the first lip and extending radially from the bushing. The second lip is movable relative to the first lip. Both the first lip and the second lip continuously engage the housing assembly when the bushing pivots relative to the housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Wattenbach, Jeffrey Holly, Benjamin Ludy, Roger D. Neitzell, Thomas R. Bednar
  • Patent number: 9562317
    Abstract: A cutting guide having a seam allowance recess and methods of cutting a piece of material with such cutting guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: USAUS Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Janna Lee Thomas, Paul Roger Thomas
  • Patent number: 9562995
    Abstract: Methods of fly-cutting a workpiece are disclosed, and in methods in which the position of a fly-cutting head or its associated cutting element is known as a function of time. Also disclosed are methods of forming features, such as grooves or groove segments, in a workpiece such as a cylindrical roll. The features may be provided according to one or more disclosed patterns. Articles made using tools machined in the manner described are also provided, such as polymeric film or sheeting that exhibit certain beneficial properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: James P. Burke, Alan B. Campbell, Dale L. Ehnes, Daniel S. Wertz
  • Patent number: 9561552
    Abstract: A tool machine includes an output spindle that moves back and forth and includes a drive motor. The spindle and the motor are coupled to each other via a transmission system. A longitudinal face of the output spindle and a longitudinal face of the drive motor run adjacent to each other such that the drive motor lies next to the output spindle. A very compact configuration is thereby produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Timea Kocsis, Tamas Koncsik, Endre Zador
  • Patent number: 9561534
    Abstract: A die press assembly for producing punched parts from a travelling web of material, the die press comprising: a lower die shoe securing a compound punch holder plate thereon, the compound punch holder biasedly gripping a compound punch tool therein, the lower die shoe also supporting a reciprocably movable stripper holder plate, wherein the compound punch extends slideably through a biasedly gripped stripper holder tool in the stripper holder plate; an upper punch holder movable with respect to the lower die shoe, the upper punch holder having a center punch holder plate which biasedly grips a center punch tool therewithin; and a die holder plate fixedly attached to the center punch holder plate with a biasedly gripped die tool slideably enclosing the center punch, wherein each of the biasedly gripped tools are in co-axial alignment in distortable bores in their respective plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Richard James Greenleaf