Patents by Inventor Craig A. Oktavec

Craig A. Oktavec has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7617755
    Abstract: An improved miter saw comprises a base assembly, a table rotatably attached to the base assembly, a saw assembly pivotably attached to the table, a wear ring non-fixedly attached between the base assembly and the table and wear ring. Other inventions are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick R. Bean, Peter Chaikowsky, Robert P. Welsh, Craig A. Oktavec, Mark E. Brunson, James R. Parks, Gregg L. Sheddy, Adan Ayala
  • Publication number: 20090249933
    Abstract: The miter saw has a base assembly, a rotatable table rotatably disposed on the base assembly, a saw assembly rotatably supported by the table, and a bevel lock assembly for locking the rotational position of the saw assembly relative to the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas R. Kaye, JR., Craig A. Oktavec, Daryl S. Meredith, Stephanie L. Vogel, Lee M. Brendel, Brian P. Wattenbach
  • Publication number: 20090126964
    Abstract: A power tool can include a gear case, a motor having first and second sets of lead wires, a housing assembly, and a field case. The field case may include a front portion configured for engaging the gear case and a rear portion. The housing assembly may include first and second generally symmetrical housing segments configured for engaging the field case and forming a mid-handle grip. The first set of lead wires may be routed through the front portion of the field case directly to a trigger switch assembly. A method for assembling a mid-handle power tool is also provided and may include routing lead wires through a ventilation path between the field case and trigger assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Schroeder, Paul S. White, Craig A. Oktavec, Paul J. Wisniewski, Edward J. Grasso, Paul K. Trautner
  • Publication number: 20090120258
    Abstract: The miter saw includes a base assembly, a rotatable table rotatably connected to the base assembly and having a plane, a saw assembly including a motor and a blade disposed on an arbor, and a pivot arm pivotally attached to the table and supporting the saw assembly. The motor preferably drives a belt, which drives a first gear. The first gear meshes with an idler gear, which in turn meshes with a gear disposed on the arbor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Daryl S. Meredith, Thomas R. Kaye, JR., Thomas Trevor Bludis, Maria I. Kenyon, William R. Stumpf, Michael L. O'Banion, Craig A. Oktavec, Stuart J. Wright, Mark E. Brunson, Carrie L. Puschmann
  • Publication number: 20080028908
    Abstract: The miter saw includes a base assembly, a rotatable table rotatably connected to the base assembly and having a plane, a saw assembly including a motor and a blade disposed on an arbor, and a pivot arm pivotally attached to the table and supporting the saw assembly. The motor preferably drives a belt, which drives a first gear. The first gear meshes with an idler gear, which in turn meshes with a gear disposed on the arbor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Daryl Meredith, Thomas Kaye, Thomas Bludis, Maria Kenyon, William Stumpf, Michael O'Banion, Craig Oktavec, Stuart Wright, Mark Brunson, Carrie Puschmann
  • Patent number: 7252027
    Abstract: The miter saw includes a base assembly, a rotatable table rotatably connected to the base assembly and having a plane, a saw assembly including a motor and a blade disposed on an arbor, and a pivot arm pivotally attached to the table and supporting the saw assembly. The motor preferably drives a belt, which drives a first gear. The first gear meshes with an idler gear, which in turn meshes with a gear disposed on the arbor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl S. Meredith, Thomas R. Kaye, Jr., Thomas Trevor Bludis, Maria I. Kenyon, William R. Stumpf, Michael L. O'Banion, Craig A. Oktavec, Stuart J. Wright, Mark E. Brunson, Carrie L. Puschmann
  • Publication number: 20060243113
    Abstract: The miter saw has a base assembly, a rotatable table rotatably disposed on the base assembly, a saw assembly rotatably supported by the table, and a bevel lock assembly for locking the rotational position of the saw assembly relative to the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Kaye, Craig Oktavec, Daryl Meredith, Stephanie Vogel, Lee Brendel, Brian Wattenbach
  • Publication number: 20060236833
    Abstract: A saw having a base having a first substantially horizontal surface for supporting a workpiece and a second substantially horizontal surface disposed below the first surface. The saw also has a table rotatably attached to the base, the table being substantially coplanar with the first surface, and a saw assembly pivotally attached to the table. The saw assembly includes a motor and a blade driven by the motor. The saw has a fixed fence disposed on the second surface and fixedly attached to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Daryl Meredith, Craig Oktavec, Thomas Kaye, Brian Wattenbach, Frederick Bean
  • Publication number: 20060230894
    Abstract: A chop saw having a base assembly, a saw assembly pivotally attached to the base assembly for movement between an upper position and a lower position, the saw assembly including a motor, a blade driven by the motor, an upper blade guard covering an upper part of the blade, and a laser assembly disposed on the saw assembly. The laser assembly may include a housing attached to the saw assembly, a rail supported by the housing, a body slidingly disposed on the rail, a holder pivotally attached to the body, a laser diode pivotally disposed on the body for emitting a laser beam along a first path, and a line lens disposed in the first path for converting the laser beam into a laser plane projected towards the base assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Daryl Meredith, Thomas Kaye, Lee Brendel, Brian Wattenbach, Robert Gehret, Eric Samuelsen, Robert Kusmierski, Craig Oktavec, Adan Ayala, Jiangang Zhao, Stephanie Vogel, Brian Wohltmann
  • Publication number: 20060230898
    Abstract: A saw with a base assembly, a table pivotably attached to the base assembly, a housing pivotably attached to the table, at least one rail slidably connected to the housing, and a saw assembly disposed on the at least one rail. The saw assembly includes a motor, and a blade driven by the motor. The saw also includes a dust collector attached to the saw assembly, the dust collector having a tube that extends through the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Mark Brunson, Frederick Bean, Craig Oktavec, Daryl Meredith, Thomas Kaye, James Parks, Lee Brendel
  • Patent number: 6742425
    Abstract: An improved dust collector is proposed. The dust collector comprises an upper duct, and a flexible lower flap connected to the upper dust duct, wherein the lower flap is resilient. Preferably, the upper duct has a substantially U-shaped cross-section, whereas the bottom of the duct is open. The lower flap is disposed in the open portion of the inlet. Furthermore, the upper duct inlet and outlet may have corresponding centerlines, whereas the centerline of the upper duct outlet may be offset from the centerline of the upper duct inlet by a predetermined number of degrees, e.g., about 15°. In addition, the dust collector may further include a wire for maintaining the lower flap in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. Oktavec, Mark E. Brunson, Adan Ayala
  • Publication number: 20040079214
    Abstract: The miter saw includes a base assembly, a rotatable table rotatably connected to the base assembly and having a plane, a saw assembly including a motor and a blade disposed on an arbor, and a pivot arm pivotally attached to the table and supporting the saw assembly. The motor preferably drives a belt, which drives a first gear. The first gear meshes with an idler gear, which in turn meshes with a gear disposed on the arbor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Daryl S. Meredith, Thomas R. Kaye, Thomas Trevor Bludis, Maria I. Kenyon, William R. Stumpf, Michael L. O'Banion, Craig A. Oktavec, Stuart J. Wright, Mark E. Brunson, Carrie L. Puschmann
  • Publication number: 20020189415
    Abstract: An improved dust collector is proposed. The dust collector comprises an upper duct, and a flexible lower flap connected to the upper dust duct, wherein the lower flap is resilient. Preferably, the upper duct has a substantially U-shaped cross-section, whereas the bottom of the duct is open. The lower flap is disposed in the open portion of the inlet. Furthermore, the upper duct inlet and outlet may have corresponding centerlines, whereas the centerline of the upper duct outlet may be offset from the centerline of the upper duct inlet by a predetermined number of degrees, e.g., about 15°. In addition, the dust collector may further include a wire for maintaining the lower flap in an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Craig A. Oktavec, Mark E. Brunson, Adan Ayala
  • Publication number: 20020152867
    Abstract: The miter saw includes a base assembly, a rotatable table rotatably connected to the base assembly and having a plane, a saw assembly including a motor and a blade disposed on an arbor, and a pivot arm pivotally attached to the table and supporting the saw assembly. The motor preferably drives a belt, which drives a first gear. The first gear meshes with an idler gear, which in turn meshes with a gear disposed on the arbor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Daryl S. Meredith, Thomas R. Kaye, Thomas Trevor Bludis, Maria I. Kenyon, William R. Stumpf, Michael L. O'Banion, Craig A. Oktavec, Stuart J. Wright, Mark E. Brunson, Carrie L. Puschmann
  • Publication number: 20020100351
    Abstract: An improved miter saw comprises a base assembly, a table rotatably attached to the base assembly, a saw assembly pivotably attached to the table, a wear ring non-fixedly attached between the base assembly and the table and wear ring. Other inventions are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventors: Frederick R. Bean, Peter Chaikowsky, Robert P. Welsh, Craig A. Oktavec, Mark E. Brunson, James R. Parks, Gregg L. Sheddy, Adan Ayala
  • Patent number: D454577
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl S. Meredith, Thomas R. Kaye, Jr., Craig A. Oktavec, Mark E. Brunson, Maria I. Kenyon, Trevor T. Bludis, Stuart J. Wright