Patents Examined by Stephen Choi
  • Patent number: 11738475
    Abstract: A windshield removal tool has elongate arm with a claw at its distal end. The device also includes a winch actuated by a motor at the proximal end of the arm. When a cutting wire is positioned along an adhesive bead about a periphery of a fixed glass or panel, the cutting wire is threaded through a puncture in the adhesive bead and attached to the winch. The claw engages a location along the adhesive bead as the winch wines in the cutting wire. A pulley near the distal end of the arm guides the wire. The device may be removed from an initial anchored position and anchored at a new position by removing the claw and placing it at another point along the periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventors: Daniel Boehmer, Connie M. Ciccarone
  • Patent number: 11554508
    Abstract: A folding knife including a handle with a liner block with two parallel liners, defining a storage space between them. A blade pivotably mounted on the liner block with a pivoting axis engaged through the base of the blade and mounted on the liner block so that the blade can pivot between an inactive position, in which the blade is received in the storage space in the liner block, and an active position, in which the blade extends in line with the handle. A blade lock capable of blocking the blade in the active position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Michel Nicaise
  • Patent number: 11498199
    Abstract: A utility knife includes a body having a front end and a rear end opposite the front end. A blade holder, supported by the body, is moveable relative to the body, to move a blade between an extended position and a retracted position. The blade extends through a blade aperture when in the extended position. The blade aperture is sized to receive a hook attached to the blade of a tape measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Scott M. Hangartner, Andrew M. Tuchscherer
  • Patent number: 11485032
    Abstract: Hair-cutting shears, comprising a first grip handle (100) and a second grip handle (200) that are hinged to each other, and further comprising a sharp edge (10) and a support table (20), the sharp edge being disposed at the other end of the second grip handle. The support table is disposed at the other end of the first grip handle, the support table is provided thereon with a cutter table (23) made of a gum material; and when abutting, the sharp edge and the support table are side by side and abut on the cutter table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Nelson Chan
  • Patent number: 11471963
    Abstract: A reciprocating saw blade includes an elongated blade body extending along a blade axis and having a rear end, a front end, a cutting edge having a plurality of teeth, a non-cutting edge opposite the cutting edge; and a tang coupled to the rear end and configured to be received in a blade holder of a powered reciprocating saw. The cutting edge includes inclined and declined cutting edge portions. The inclined cutting edge portion extends away from the blade axis and toward the front end at an acute first angle and extends from a first tooth to a second tooth. The first tooth is closer to the rear end and closer to the blade axis than the second tooth. The declined cutting edge portion extends toward the blade axis and toward the front end at an acute second angle that is greater than the first angle and extends from a third tooth to the first tooth. The first tooth is closer to the front end and closer to the blade axis than the third tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Poinon Sanogo, Asif Elliston, Douglas K. Fosberg, Jr., Matthew Christopher Green, Stephen A. Hampton, Ashkan Sharifi, Andrew C. Reist, Mehdi Sebaradar, Joseph T. Novak, Kenneth Hall
  • Patent number: 11465311
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus comprising a separating tool and comprising a counterpressure plate for producing contour geometries in adhesive-containing composite materials, wherein the separating tool can be moved in translational tool stroke directions between an inoperative position and a parting position normal to the counterpressure plate, and also to a method for producing contour geometries in adhesive-containing composite materials by means of an apparatus of this kind. The separating tool and the counterpressure plate can be actuated relative to one another by means of at least one actuator in at least one excitation direction with a ramp function and/or with a jump function. Each of these excitation directions lies in a parallel plane to a cutting edge plane of the separating tool. The present invention permits reliable separation of a stamped grid from laminate sections which remain on a carrier film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventor: Bernd Grünes
  • Patent number: 11453134
    Abstract: A multi-purpose weapon comprising a handle, an axe blade, and a straight knife blade. The axe blade includes a chopping surface, and two curved surfaces, which, when sharpened, allow the weapon to be used in a similar manner to a kerambit. Thus, in a single weapon, the user can use the straight knife blade, the axe blade, and the one or two curved blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Abdul Razak Bin Othman
  • Patent number: 11433467
    Abstract: A reciprocating saw blade includes a body defining a longitudinal axis. The blade includes a cutting portion having a plurality of cutting teeth. Each cutting tooth includes a protrusion and a tip spaced a first distance from the protrusion. The tip of a first cutting tooth is spaced a pitch distance from the tip of an adjacent second cutting tooth. A gullet is defined between the tip of the first cutting tooth and the protrusion of the adjacent second cutting tooth. The tip of a respective cutting tooth is spaced a tip height distance from a base of the gullet. An apex of the protrusion is spaced a protrusion height distance from the base of the gullet. The protrusion height distance is 65% to 68% of the tip height distance. The first distance is 40% to 77% of the pitch distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Robert W. Butzen, Austin J. Kazda, Andrew J. Schulz
  • Patent number: 11433562
    Abstract: Razor head includes a razor cartridge (10) and a razor blade (20). The razor cartridge (10) contains a front side wall (11), a rear side wall (12), a left side wall (13), and a right side wall (14) which enclose an accommodating space (15) to receiving the razor blade (20). The front side wall (11) has multiple protective ribs (30) protruding upward and arranged at intervals along the length direction of the razor cartridge (10); each protective rib (30) extends along the width direction of the razor cartridge (10) and contains a flexible protective rib (30a) and a rigid protective rib which (30b) which are joined, the rigid protective rib (30b) is located in front of the razor blade (20) and arranged adjacent to the razor blade (20), and a guide groove (31) is enclosed between the two adjacent protective rib (30). The razor head has good shaving performance and good comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: WENZHOU MERS R&D LTD.
    Inventors: Chi Ren, Yanqiu Jin, Xiangrong Ren
  • Patent number: 11426021
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus which simplifies the removal of an onion skin comprising a skin contacting side (1), a cutting and spreading element (2), and a lifting member (31, 32). After the cutting tip (22) of the cutting and spreading element (2) cuts into the outermost onion layer(s) at a top end of the onion and slides downwards along an outer contour of the onion towards a bottom end of the onion to create a cut along the contour of the onion, the lower lifting edge (312, 322) of the lifting member (31, 32) slots behind an inner edge of the cut outermost onion layer(s) and the lifting member (31, 32) lifts up portions of the onion layer(s) in contact therewith as it slides downwards until it passes through the bottom end of the onion, thereby allowing a user to split apart the lifted portions along the cut to remove the outermost onion layer(s) together with outer hard skin of the entire onion in one go.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Philip A Spencer
  • Patent number: 11430616
    Abstract: Trigger activated tools are provided that have one or more activation lockouts. The activation lockouts include electrical resets, variable position lockouts, mechanical lockouts, shield lockouts, and any combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Chiasson, Thomas Romeo Faucher, John Lefavour, Robert Poirier, Peter Matthew Wason
  • Patent number: 11426806
    Abstract: An in-line portable, hand held hydraulic cutting tool having a handle assembly and a working head assembly is provided. The handle assembly has a tool frame portion and a neck portion. The working head assembly has a pair of jaw members joined so that they are movable relative to each other and held in place by a locking pin. Each jaw member has a cutting blade secured to or directly formed into the jaw member. A stabilizer can be secured to or directly formed into one or both jaw members. The one or more stabilizers are aligned with a respective cutting blade such that during a cutting operation at least an edge of the stabilizer engages an object being cut to limit rotation of the object during the cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Peter Matthew Wason
  • Patent number: 11407580
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric dispenser is provided with fixation elements attached to the body of the dispenser and a cutter assembly attached to a lid of the dispenser. Nonwoven fabric stock is secured by the fabric engagement structures when the lid of the dispenser is in a closed configuration and the cutter assembly is configured to separate a sheet of the nonwoven fabric stock of a desired length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Cutting Edge Packaging Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Vegliante
  • Patent number: 11407138
    Abstract: An electric tool includes a functional piece, a motor, a case and a fan. The case includes a motor case portion. An airflow inlet and an airflow outlet are formed in the case. When the fan operates, an airflow at the airflow inlet is taken out and is directed to the airflow outlet after the airflow flows through the motor. The motor case portion includes an encircling portion which encircles the motor and an end portion arranged on one end of the encircling portion. A stopping piece stops the airflow from flowing back from one side of the motor to the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Nanjing Chervon Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fukinuki Masatoshi, Xin Yang, Bing Lu, Songsong Lu
  • Patent number: 11383950
    Abstract: A longitudinal cutting device with a cutting mechanism, which is arranged between an infeed and a delivery and has rotary cutters movable transverse to the transport direction, comprises transport devices that are arranged on the knife receptacles of these rotary cutters and bridge the region of the cutting mechanism with a conveying effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Patrick Seifert
  • Patent number: 11376679
    Abstract: A bandsaw blade, including a main tooth group formed by nine sawteeth arranged in sequence, including three sub-tooth groups including a first sawtooth (1,4,7) of straight tooth, a second sawtooth (2,5,8) of left set tooth and a third sawtooth (3,6,9) of right set tooth. Each of sawteeth (1) and (4)-(6) has chamfers on two sides. Sawtooth (1) has a first height, sawtooth (4) has a second height and sawtooth (7) has a third height. Sawteeth (5) and (6) have the same fourth height. Sawteeth (2), (3), (8) and (9) have the same fifth height. The first through fifth heights are sequentially decreased. A top plane width of sawtooth (4) is larger than that of sawtooth (1). A top plane width of sawtooth (7) is larger than that of sawtooth (4). By using the bandsaw blade, more chips can be produced to reduce total cutting force and improve cutting efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Hayden, Xiru Guo
  • Patent number: 11376754
    Abstract: There is provided a shaving apparatus having a head shaving portion that includes a rotary cutter and one or more roller elements configured to provide close skin contact with a fixed cutting blade, as well as to methods of using the same for efficient cutting of hair bristles off a skin region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: HYBRID RAZOR LTD.
    Inventors: Shai Brenner, Shoam Zak
  • Patent number: 11364649
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drive device for driving an apparatus (100) for notching, wherein the apparatus (100) for notching comprises a frame with a stand (104) and a headpiece (106), a plunger (114) coupled to the headpiece (106) and movable along a punching axis (116) oriented along a y axis, and optionally an indexing head (120) for receiving a workpiece (102) to be machined. The drive device comprises an electrical direct drive (118) for driving the plunger (114).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Martin Hagel
  • Patent number: 11358295
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for optimizing a shearing bench for shearing a film having a thickness less than or equal to 10 microns, the shearing bench comprising a plurality of elements, each element being characterized by a plurality of parameters, the collection of parameters forming the parameters of the shearing bench, the plurality of elements comprising at least one blade assembly comprising a blade and a counter-blade collaborating with the blade, a system for progressing the film, and a system for urging the blade and the counter-blade against one another in order to shear the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ARMOR
    Inventors: Gildas Hubert, Paul Calvez, Frédéric Thepaut, Christophe Derennes
  • Patent number: 11358298
    Abstract: Knife assemblies adapted for use in slicing machines includes a knife holder having a support surface that defines an outer upper surface of the knife holder and a leading edge of the knife holder. An insert is supported by the knife holder and has leading and trailing ends that each extends along a longitudinal extent of the knife holder, and a longitudinal end between the leading and trailing ends. A knife is at least partly supported by the insert and has a cutting edge that projects beyond the leading end of the insert. The knife is clamped to the knife holder and the insert is secured to the knife holder by at least a first slot defined in the trailing end and/or longitudinal end of the insert, and at least a first locking post that engages the first slot and secures the insert to the knife holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Everette Baxter, Michael Scot Jacko, Ryan Andrew Rust