Patents Examined by Paul M. Heyrana, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5867907
    Abstract: A shaving system including a handle, a container and a plurality of blade cartridges accommodated in the container. The handle is selectively engageable and disengageable with said cartridges. A guide is provided to enable the handle to pass over a plurality of cartridges in a row in the container and to engage only the last cartridge in the row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: John Charles Terry, Frank Edward Brown, Stephen Leonard Rawle
  • Patent number: 5396704
    Abstract: A hand tool for end cutting and edge trimming of edgebanding, veneer and the like comprising a handle, a first generally L-shaped cutting blade mounted on said handle and having a curved cutting surface at the intersection of the legs thereof, together with a second blade extending obliquely across the axis of the tool and having the cutting edge of the second blade facing oppositely to the cutting edge of the first blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Inventors: Paul E. Fiala, Arthur W. Hicks, Jr., Harvey E. Fiala
  • Patent number: 5365665
    Abstract: The razor head has a plastic housing with a front guardbar, a rear wall, and a blade platform for supporting at least one razor blade. At least two spacers are affixed to the razor blades and are spaced apart to form openings between them. Perforations that are aligned with these openings are provided in the rear wall and/or the blade platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company
    Inventor: Dave Coffin
  • Patent number: 5361499
    Abstract: A "trim-easy" wall paper trimmer (10) which is light weight, hand-held and comprising of four rechargeable d.c. battery cells (15) contained in a battery chamber (12) and supplying power to a 4.8 volt electric motor (24) which drives a reciprocating action for two spring-loaded cutting rode (29, 30) of some 8000 strokes each minute. The "trim-easy" wall paper trimmer (10) cuts through wall paper coverings in situ and with ease. No scissors or knives are required to shape round switches, sockets, covings or any other wall appurtences. The "trim-easy" trimmer (10) is press-button operated by a conveniently placed finger switch (14) and includes a 2.1 mm standard power charging socket with a LED signal lamp (19) to indicate correct charging procedures. The "trim-easy" trimmer (10) is conveniently and easily held in one hand to direct the cutting rods (29, 30) at a correct angle to ensure paper can be cut cleanly, without tearing and in a fraction of the time it takes to do so by knife or scissors. The 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Inventors: Alexander D. Janaway, Christine Janaway
  • Patent number: 5361497
    Abstract: A folding knife holder and method, whereby a folding knife can be safely carried in an elongate knife holder, comprising a housing member that has an elongate recess defined by a base surface, side surfaces and end surfaces, and sized and shaped to receive the knife in an orientation that is substantially parallel to the base surface, with the spine of the knife laying against the base. The margin of the walls of the housing member define an elongate orifice opening into the recess. The orifice is partially occluded at one end by a strike member. The strike member has a gap, wider than the knife blade. When the back of the knife blade is grasped and pulled in an outward direction, the knife blade will pass through the gap in the strike member and the strike member will blockingly engage the butt of the knife handle, thereby allowing the knife blade to be pivotably rotated into an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Crawford
  • Patent number: 5359778
    Abstract: A knife comprises a handle, a blade having a blade back, and a hook integral with the blade. The hook includes a hook body extending laterally outwardly from the blade back side of the knife blade. A finger of substantially constant diameter and with no sharp edges extends rearwardly toward the handle from the outward margin of the hook body. The finger preferably has a length of at least about 0.2 inches and is displaced laterally outwardly from the adjacent portion of the knife back by a distance of at least about 1/4 inch. The finger is oriented at an angle to the handle of at least about 5 degrees. A slot defined by the hook body, the finger, and a portion of the blade back includes a straight cutting edge oriented at 90 degrees to the finger, and centering ramps that guide the material being cut into the cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Assignee: Buck Knives, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett P. Seber, Randolph J. Morton, William H. Keys, Patrick W. Kraft, William R. Bates, Jr., Marlow D. Hussey
  • Patent number: 5359774
    Abstract: A razor head having a plastic body in which is disposed a razor blade unit. The plastic body has a top cover and a front guardbar that define surface points for engaging the skin of a user. At least one of the guardbar and the top cover are provided with at least two comb-like projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company
    Inventor: Wolfgang Althaus
  • Patent number: 5357680
    Abstract: A finger razor comprising a tapered sleeve, base plate, top plate, and retainer is set forth. The tapered sleeve fits snugly onto the middle or index finger. The tapered sleeve is attached to a base plate, on which a razor blade rests. The base plate has plural teeth. The top plate fits over the razor blade and creates a cradle for the blade. The retainer cover holds the base plate, the razor blade, and the top plate securely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Inventor: Angelo J. Monistere
  • Patent number: 5355588
    Abstract: A rotary cutter having a handle, a cylindrical head formed on one end of the handle and having a planar surface on each side of the head, an actuating member pivotally mounted in the head, a circular blade mounted on the actuating member and having a pinking or wave shaped cutting edge offset from the blade to form a hub, the blade being secured to one side of the actuating member with the hub located in a parallel relation to one of the planar surfaces, and a finger guard formed as an integral part of the handle and head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventors: Lloyd W. Brandenburg, Jr., Charles S. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 5355587
    Abstract: An ultrasonic cutter suitable for cutting a fixation dressing used for orthopedic treatment of affected body parts so as to remove the dressing from an orthopedically bandaged body part, wherein in order to ensure structural simplification as well as a safe and easy cutting operation, the ultrasonic cutter includes a cutting blade (4) which is provided with a cutting edge on a side face (4A) only thereof, the leading end portion (4B) of the cutting blade (4) being round in shape and being provided with no cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignees: Suzuki Motor Corporation, Alcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naomitsu Takekawa, Yukihiro Katou, Masahiko Yano, Atsushi Horiuchi, Tomoyuki Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 5351401
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus for shaving. The apparatus for shaving comprises at least one blade having an essentially straight and essentially continuous cutting edge. The blade is comprised of a plurality of pliable blade segments aligned adjacent to each other to form the cutting edge such that each blade segment is capable of deflecting in a direction perpendicular to the cutting edge independently with respect to the other blade segments. The apparatus is also comprised of a rectangular shaped head which holds the blade in a desired orientation. Additionally, the apparatus is comprised of a handle connected to the head. Preferably, the head holds the blade such that the blade segments are freestanding and not prestressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Inventor: Eric J. Werner
  • Patent number: 5351404
    Abstract: An awl member having an elongate shank includes a shank first end spaced from a shank second end, the shank second end having a handle fixedly mounted thereto coaxially aligned with the shank, with the shank first end including an internally threaded bore threadedly receiving and engaging an insert, with the insert including a polymeric lock projection extending through an externally threaded portion of said insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Inventor: John W. Smith
  • Patent number: 5349751
    Abstract: A pipe cutoff apparatus comprises a frame having two frame parts, which are clamped together, wherein said apparatus comprises guides for a cutter device movable around the pipe to be cut. A pipe clamping device with clamping jaws is arranged at one frame part and clamps the pipe in a centered position with respect to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Assignee: Georg Fischer Rohrleitungssysteme AG
    Inventor: Markus Fahr
  • Patent number: 5349753
    Abstract: A one-handed knife system in which a knife having a blade instantly deployed by pulling on the heel section thereof includes a separable tether which separates under a force greater than the force required to deploy the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Inventor: Patrick Gaffney
  • Patent number: 5349754
    Abstract: A power saw has a sword having side walls which form a groove-shaped guide, and two parallel oppositely reciprocable saw blades having one longitudinal side provided with saw teeth and another longitudinal side provided with backs which are guided in the groove-shaped guide. The groove-shaped guide is interrupted by a plurality of recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Wuensch, Claus Kemmner, Karl-Heinz Braunbach, Vinzenz Haerle
  • Patent number: 5347720
    Abstract: The invention relates to a can opener which removes the lid (E) of a can by cutting through an outer part of the rim (R) of the lid. The can opener comprises two body portions arranged for relative pivotal movement about an axis, one portion carrying a rotary cutting wheel (10) and the other portion carrying a rotary traction wheel (12). The latter is shaped to distort the rim of the can while it is being cut by the cutting wheel whereby the overlapping engagement between the end wall of the can and the side wall of the can is loosened. To distort the rim, the traction wheel includes a portion having a surface adapted to engage, in use, the inner side wall of the rim, the said surface being inclined at an angle greater than the angle of the inclination of the rim with respect to the vertical axis of the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Inventor: Joseph A. T. Pereira
  • Patent number: 5347714
    Abstract: A razor head comprises a body portion defining a guard and a cap, and a blade assembly having a blade disposed therein. The blade assembly is mounted by a first and second mounting member to the body portion in relation to the guard and cap in a manner to comprise a four-bar linkage. The body portion defines a stationary member of the four-bar linkage. The first and second mounting members each have one end connected to the body portion in a manner to define rotational members of the four-bar linkage about a separate axis of rotation for each of the first and second mounting members. The blade assembly is connected to the other end of the first and second mounting members to define a movable four-bar member responsive to rotational movement of the first and second mounting members so that shaving forces acting upon the blade assembly cause the blade assembly to move relative to the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: American Safety Razor Company
    Inventor: Frank H. Prochaska
  • Patent number: 5345684
    Abstract: A flexible line trimmer with a vibration dampening support handle includes a rotary power source and a rotatable trimmer head, both of which are connected by a drive shaft enclosed in a rigid housing. A flexible line trimmer has a vibration dampening rear support handle assembly and a front control handle. The rear handle assembly is resiliently coupled to the drive shaft housing and to the power source housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: WCI Outdoor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Shoup, David C. Allis, Paul A. Warfel
  • Patent number: 5343622
    Abstract: A bi-directional razor device is formed of a narrow, elongated head and a transversely extending, integral hand grip formed of molded plastic material. Two pair of narrow, strip-like razor blades are embedded in the head, with one pair extending in one direction and the other pair extending in an opposite direction at an acute angle relative to the first pair. The blades extend along the length of the head. Thus, the user may move the razor head in one direction for contacting one pair of blades against the user's skin for cutting hair and then move the handle in the opposite direction while the blades remain engaged upon the skin for cutting hair in both directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Inventor: Edward A. Andrews
  • Patent number: 5341996
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for separating components of rubber vehicle tires. This apparatus has two, substantially parallel platforms, one above the other, and a means for varying the separation between them. A rubber tire to be processed is positioned on the lower platform on a rotatable portion thereof. The upper platform has mounted thereon a plurality of rotary nozzles through which high-pressure fluid is directed onto said tire, fragmenting the rubber components from said tire and flushing them away with the effluent stream of fluid while leaving substantially clean steel cord behind on said lower platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: D&R Recyclers, Inc.
    Inventor: Darrel Rutherford, Sr.