Patents Examined by Robert C. Watson
  • Patent number: 7484283
    Abstract: When a separating plate 9 is lowered by the actuation of a cylinder unit 11 from the condition in which the far right C-shaped clip W of a group of C-shaped clips W touches a step section 15 of the separating plate 9 and stops, a wedge section 16 is driven between the far right C-shaped clip W and the subsequent C-shaped clip W to separate the far right C-shaped clip W to fall down on the right side. When the separating plate 9 is further lowered, the far right C-shaped clip W is completely separated. With this arrangement, a shaft section 101 of an installation jig 100 is positioned by a guide plate 8 and is inserted into the inner hole of the guide rod 3 to hold down part of the C-shaped clip W separated between the front shaft section 101 and a clamp member 103 for separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Riyuuichi Tatsumi
  • Patent number: 7350282
    Abstract: A tool for uncoupling tubular connections includes a pair of bifurcated arms joined together by an integral, arcuate, bridge member wherein the bifurcated arms of the tool include ends mounted transversely on the arms in opposed relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Lisle Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin L. Tally, Michael L. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 7322572
    Abstract: A mechanism includes a first push button at one side and a spring-biased second push button at the other side such that pressing the first push button will lock a slide bar of a vise and a fixed jaw carrier thereof by inserting a first pin of the first push button into one positioning hole of the slide bar, pressing the second push button to insert a second pin thereof into one positioning hole by pushing the first pin out of one positioning hole with the spring being compressed, and releasing the second push button will cause the spring to expand to push the second push button outwardly and push the second pin out of one positioning hole for unlocking the slide bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Great Clamp Company
    Inventor: Ching-chen Yang
  • Patent number: 7316387
    Abstract: An extensible supporting strut including an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve. Each end of the supporting strut has a supporting section. The inner sleeve is formed with several engaging holes axially arranged at equal intervals. A base seat is connected between the outer sleeve and the inner sleeve. Two locking lugs laterally extend from the bottom of the base seat for locking the outer sleeve. The base seat has two symmetrically extending sideboards each having a head section. An engaging member and a handle are pivotally disposed between the head sections of the sideboards. A pivoted end of the handle is formed with a stepped protruding push section. The engaging member is pivotally disposed in the handle and has a pivoted end formed with a toothed section. The middle sections of the sideboards are formed with a pair of aligned through holes. A fixing pin is passed through the through holes, a resilient member and a pawl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Ratchet Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung Wen Lu
  • Patent number: 7243905
    Abstract: A lifter with an adjustable wheel base comprising a lever assembly, an adjustable axle assembly, and a lifting assembly. The lifting assembly may be magnetic and may additionally comprise safety cables having other attachment means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Jack B. Henderson Construction
    Inventor: Mark Henderson
  • Patent number: 7237762
    Abstract: A lifting mechanism and spacer block arrangement is disclosed to include a magnetically attractive lifting mechanism installed in a lifting jack and driven to move a lifting rod vertically, and a plurality of magnetically attractive spacer blocks for attaching to the lifting mechanism at the bottom in a stack to space the lifting mechanism above the floor, each spacer block having a top side mounted with a magnet in a flush manner, and a bottom side fitting the top side for enabling the spacer blocks to be arranged in a stack and secured to the bottom side of the lifting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Shinn Fu Corporation
    Inventor: Chin Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 7234219
    Abstract: An arrow extractor particularly useful for removing a broadhead or field head arrow embedded in a tree stump, three-dimensional target or other solid object and further designed to pull directly on the arrow shaft whereby such pulling force can be applied evenly and linearly and in parallel with the shaft of the arrow such that the likelihood of damage to the arrow is diminished. The arrow extractor includes two opposed hollowed out arrow grippers attached to pivoted lever arms through which gripping force is applied to the arrow shaft. A further benefit of the invention is that harmful forces are minimized upon the wrists and arms of the person using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Inventor: Brian S. Deiter
  • Patent number: 7232121
    Abstract: An annular plug portion (21) projects from a clamp pallet (2). An annular shuttle member (23) is supported by the plug portion (21) to be movable in the vertical direction. A work pallet (3) is provided with a tapered inner peripheral surface (12) which makes an engagement with a tapered outer peripheral surface (28) of the shuttle member (23). A transmission member (29) is inserted into an upper portion of a cylindrical hole (21a) of the plug portion (21), while a rod (31) is inserted into a lower portion of the cylindrical hole (21a). When the rod (31) is driven downward for clamping, an output portion (36) of the rod (31) moves the work pallet (3) downward through engaging balls (34) to form a transmission gap (G) between a pushing portion (31a) of the upper end of the rod (31) and a pressure receiving portion (29b) of the transmission member (29). When the rod (31) is driven upwards for unclamping, the pushing portion (31a) pushes upwards the work pallet (3) through the transmission member (29).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Kosmek Ltd.
    Inventor: Yosuke Haruna
  • Patent number: 7231700
    Abstract: The hand tool embodying this invention allows push nuts to be quickly and easily removed from axle rods and other shafts. The tool has a specialized head welded to a long handle. The tool head includes an end socket head and an extractor. The socket head has an open throat within which the caps of push nuts are seated. The sides of the socket head are cut down to form two axial cusps on either side of the socket head. The extractor is welded to the socket head and terminates in a flat claw, which extends downward in front and angles slightly toward the open mouth of the socket head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventor: Noah R. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 7232119
    Abstract: A vice for fly tying comprises a support disposed adjustably on a suitable base plate, a maintaining base attached on the support and provided with a fastening screw on its side surface, a revolving knob connected with the maintaining base at its rear end, a revolving base rotatively connected with the maintaining base at its rear end, through a through hole of the later by an axle bar of the revolving knob, and a holding member pivotally connected with the revolving base, through two pairs of movable connecting plates attached to both sides of the later and a connecting axle bar attached on its rear end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventor: Kimio Yonenoi
  • Patent number: 7226046
    Abstract: An extension device for a clamping and spreading device with a slide rail guided for displacement relative to a bearing device is suggested which has at least one contact element for a workpiece and is fixed or can be fixed in position so as to be non-translational in relation to the bearing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: BESSEY Tool GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Kloepfer, Karl Philipp, Hans Roesch
  • Patent number: 7226047
    Abstract: A welder's pipe clamp includes a pair of reciprocal handle members each having a pivotal jaw attached thereto. Each jaw includes a pipe clamping member pivotally attached to a distal end thereof. Each pipe clamping member includes upper and lower arcuate, pipe-engaging surfaces that maintain a pair of pipe sections in alignment for a welder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventor: Abel Beauchamp
  • Patent number: 7225517
    Abstract: There is disclosed a holding device for holding two rotary members relative to one another. The device has two holding members and a connecting member to which the holding members may be clamped by respective clamps. One of the holding members may be selectively positioned along the connecting member and clamped thereto at selected distances from the other holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Private Brand Tools (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Inventor: David Mitchell
  • Patent number: 7222403
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for gripping a pad are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Omid Tehrani
  • Patent number: 7222842
    Abstract: There is disclosed a vise clamp that can provide a large clamping force and be operated stably. The vise clamp includes a stationary jaw, a movable jaw connected to the stationary jaw, and a clamping device connected to the movable jaw. The clamping device includes a contact element moved up and down under the control of a lever. Two pinions are connected to the lever. Two pushers are provided besides the pinions. Each pusher includes a rack engaged with one of the pinions. The contact element is put against the pushers. As the lever is pivoted, the pinions are rotated. As the pushers are moved up by means of the pinions, the contact element is pushed up by means of the pushers. Thus, a workpiece can be clamped between a contact portion formed on the stationary jaw and the contact element connected to the movable jaw. Hence, the clamping force is large and the operation is stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: Chian Ling Lin
  • Patent number: 7219885
    Abstract: A sliding arm L-clamp includes an L-shaped bar having an arm with a flat arm end and a rail integrally connected to the arm and an adjustable sliding rack assembly. The adjustable sliding rack assembly includes a rack with an opening on a first rack end, a perpendicular tube at a second rack end, an extendable nonrotatable inner tube having a pad on a first extendable inner tube end, and a linear actuating mechanism operably connected to the extendable nonrotatable inner tube for movement of the extendable nonrotatable inner tube between a proximal position adjacent a first perpendicular tube end and a distal position adjacent the flat arm end. The opening is configured for receiving the rail and the extendable nonrotatable inner tube is slidably engaged within the perpendicular tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventor: John Nardozza
  • Patent number: 7219884
    Abstract: A tool for holding tissue to be sampled in place to allow tissue samples of a prescribed thickness to be prepared from the held tissue. The tool includes at least one tine array for engaging and holding the tissue. First and second tine arrays may advantageously be provided to define a slice thickness therebetween. In addition, or in the alternative, the tines of the tine array are mutually spaced apart by different distances to effectively hold the tissue and to define prescribed tissue sample lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: The University of Miami
    Inventor: Azorides R. Morales
  • Patent number: 7216848
    Abstract: An adaptor for a cable puller provides for attachment of the cable puller to various sized conduits. The adaptor provides a V-shaped groove in which the conduit rests. A T-shaped clamp secures the adaptor to the conduit. Gripping members are provided along the V-shaped groove. The gripping members include ribs which mesh with a thread on the outer surface of the conduit to provide a secure connection between the cable puller and the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Plummer
  • Patent number: 7216847
    Abstract: A tool is disclosed for installing an object into a cavity region. The tool includes an identifying means for providing a visual indication of an entry point for lowering the object into the cavity region. The entry point is relative to an opening in the cavity region. The tool also includes a capturing means for capturing the object after the object has been lowered into the cavity region from the entry point so as to allow the object to be retracted through the opening. The tool has a body which carries the identifying means and the capturing means. Part of the body is arranged so as to allow at least the identifying means and the capturing means to be inserted into the cavity region through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: S & P Technologies Pty. Ltd
    Inventors: Peter Edward Bowen, Simon Nicholas Pisoni
  • Patent number: 7216851
    Abstract: The subject invention pertains to a method and apparatus for providing a trailer jack mount. The subject invention also pertains to a method and apparatus for providing a trailer jack mount for use with towable trailers. The subject invention is advantageous for use with trailers, such as utility trailers, which are frequently moved between various locations. The subject apparatus can also enable the mounting of a trailer jack to a trailer such that the trailer jack can quickly transition up or down relative to the trailer. In a specific embodiment, the subject invention includes a first piece mountable to a trailer and a second piece to which a trailer jack can be secured. In this embodiment, the subject apparatus also includes means for securely attaching the second piece to the first piece and allowing the second piece to pivot relative to the first piece. Advantageously, the subject invention can either be retrofitted to an existing trailer with jack, or installed at original manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: Paul Green