Patents by Inventor Eric Ranieri

Eric Ranieri 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).

  • Publication number: 20220055234
    Abstract: A knife includes a body, and a blade slider slidably mounted within the body, the blade slider configured to hold and slidably move a blade relative to the body. The knife further includes a blade snapper pivotally coupled to the body, positioned such that when the blade slider selectively positions the blade to be engaged by the blade snapper, pivotal movement of the blade snapper imparts a force on a blade segment of the blade to detach the blade segment from the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Ranieri, Antony Orsini, Keith Lombardi
  • Patent number: 11198228
    Abstract: A knife includes a body, and a blade slider slidably mounted within the body, the blade slider configured to hold and slidably move a blade relative to the body. The knife further includes a blade snapper pivotally coupled to the body, positioned such that when the blade slider selectively positions the blade to be engaged by the blade snapper, pivotal movement of the blade snapper imparts a force on a blade segment of the blade to detach the blade segment from the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Ranieri, Antony Orsini, Keith Lombardi
  • Patent number: 11175136
    Abstract: A construction laser includes a base. The base includes a flat bottom surface that can be disposed on a work surface. There is a laser projector secured to the base. The laser projector includes a laser generator. The laser projector projects a laser beam onto the work surface when the flat bottom surface is disposed on the work surface. The construction laser also includes a pin. The pin secured to the base and being pivotable about an axis relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Balck & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Ranieri
  • Publication number: 20210146557
    Abstract: A knife includes a body, and a blade slider slidably mounted within the body, the blade slider configured to hold and slidably move a blade relative to the body. The knife further includes a blade snapper pivotally coupled to the body, positioned such that when the blade slider selectively positions the blade to be engaged by the blade snapper, pivotal movement of the blade snapper imparts a force on a blade segment of the blade to detach the blade segment from the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Ranieri, Antony Orsini, Keith Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20190277633
    Abstract: A construction laser includes a base. The base includes a flat bottom surface that can be disposed on a work surface. There is a laser projector secured to the base. The laser projector includes a laser generator. The laser projector projects a laser beam onto the work surface when the flat bottom surface is disposed on the work surface. The construction laser also includes a pin. The pin secured to the base and being pivotable about an axis relative to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: Eric RANIERI
  • Patent number: 10252428
    Abstract: A utility knife includes a blade holder slidably connected to the handle. A blade lock pivotally connects to the blade holder for movement relative to the blade holder about a blade lock axis between a locked position and a released position. The blade lock axis forms an acute angle ? with a lateral direction of the knife so that a surface of the blade lock that is configured to engage the utility blade moves both laterally and vertically as the blade lock moves between its locked and released positions. A blade release trigger is conveniently disposed well rearwardly of a front of the handle. The knife includes a sealed blade storage compartment with a manually openable cover. A seal disposed between the compartment and cover discourages water and/or debris from getting into the compartment when the cover is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Ranieri, Stephen Rowlay, Thomas Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10076846
    Abstract: A tool includes a housing and a slidable blade assembly configured to move between a first, second and third positions. The blade assembly is configured to receive a removable blade, such that the blade is stored within the housing when the blade assembly is in the first position, a portion of the blade extends outwardly from the housing when the blade assembly is in the second position, and the blade is completely outside of the housing when the blade assembly is in the third position, facilitating removal from the blade assembly. The housing comprises a guide path associated with movement of the blade assembly. The guide path includes a first path portion associated with the blade assembly being in the first position or the second position, and a second path portion associated with the blade assembly being in the third position, the first and second path portions being noncontiguous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Ranieri, Keith M. Lombardi, Kenneth W. Strickland, Cajan Lin, John Parente
  • Publication number: 20170129112
    Abstract: A utility knife includes a blade holder slidably connected to the handle. A blade lock pivotally connects to the blade holder for movement relative to the blade holder about a blade lock axis between a locked position and a released position. The blade lock axis forms an acute angle ? with a lateral direction of the knife so that a surface of the blade lock that is configured to engage the utility blade moves both laterally and vertically as the blade lock moves between its locked and released positions. A blade release trigger is conveniently disposed well rearwardly of a front of the handle. The knife includes a sealed blade storage compartment with a manually openable cover. A seal disposed between the compartment and cover discourages water and/or debris from getting into the compartment when the cover is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Eric RANIERI, Stephen ROWLAY, Thomas PELLETIER
  • Patent number: 9441967
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a laser level system. The laser level system includes a laser level, a quick connect tool mounting bracket, and/or other components. The laser level may be mounted to the quick connect tool mounting bracket in one or more different orientations via a quick connect adapter. The quick connect adapter may be removably coupled with the bracket and/or one or more quick connect mounts supported by one or more external surfaces a housing of the laser level. One or more laser beams generated by the laser level may be controlled via a controller to visually indicate whether the laser level is in a “manual” mode, whether the laser level is in a “self-leveling” mode, and/or whether the laser level is “out of level” while in the “self-leveling” mode. In some embodiments, the laser level system includes a self-leveling mechanism lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Eric Ranieri, Spencer Paul Maheu, Kenneth W. Strickland, Daniel Sadowski
  • Publication number: 20160046026
    Abstract: A tool includes a housing and a slidable blade assembly configured to move between a first, second and third positions. The blade assembly is configured to receive a removable blade, such that the blade is stored within the housing when the blade assembly is in the first position, a portion of the blade extends outwardly from the housing when the blade assembly is in the second position, and the blade is completely outside of the housing when the blade assembly is in the third position, facilitating removal from the blade assembly. The housing comprises a guide path associated with movement of the blade assembly. The guide path includes a first path portion associated with the blade assembly being in the first position or the second position, and a second path portion associated with the blade assembly being in the third position, the first and second path portions being noncontiguous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Eric Ranieri, Keith M. Lombardi, Kenneth W. Strickland, Cajan Lin, John Parente
  • Publication number: 20140352161
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a laser level system. The laser level system includes a laser level, a quick connect tool mounting bracket, and/or other components. The laser level may be mounted to the quick connect tool mounting bracket in one or more different orientations via a quick connect adapter. The quick connect adapter may be removably coupled with the bracket and/or one or more quick connect mounts supported by one or more external surfaces a housing of the laser level. One or more laser beams generated by the laser level may be controlled via a controller to visually indicate whether the laser level is in a “manual” mode, whether the laser level is in a “self-leveling” mode, and/or whether the laser level is “out of level” while in the “self-leveling” mode. In some embodiments, the laser level system includes a self-leveling mechanism lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Eric RANIERI, Spencer Paul Maheu, Kenneth W. Strickland, Daniel Sadowski
  • Patent number: 8783671
    Abstract: A clamp includes a first jaw, a second jaw, a first connection, a second connection, and an actuator. The first jaw and the second jaw include a first clamp surface and a second clamp surface, respectively. The first connection operatively connects the first jaw to the second jaw in a manner that permits relative movement between the first jaw and the second jaw. The second connection is operatively connected between the first jaw and the second jaw. The actuator is configured to shorten a length of the second connection to thereby reduce a relative distance between the first clamp surface and the second clamp surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Ranieri, Stephen Rowlay, Robert Christie, Stephen Skeels
  • Patent number: 8763260
    Abstract: A modular saw arrangement includes a main saw frame structure and a detachable handle structure. A second end portion of the detachable handle structure includes a first blade connector and a second blade connector. A blade tensioner arrangement of the main saw frame structure and the first blade connector are configured to be connected with opposite ends of a blade when a first end portion of the detachable handle structure is connected with an upper frame portion of the main saw frame structure so as to form a hacksaw configuration. The second blade connector that enables attachment of the blade in a grip configuration to enable the detachable handle structure to be configured as a stand-alone detachable handle saw when the first end portion is disconnected with the upper frame portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Ranieri, Stephen Rowlay, Robert Christie
  • Patent number: D726043
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Cook, Eric Ranieri
  • Patent number: D753978
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Ranieri
  • Patent number: D756251
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Ranieri, Vincent Cook
  • Patent number: D827465
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventor: Eric Ranieri
  • Patent number: D850950
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Cook, Eric Ranieri
  • Patent number: D859191
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Ranieri
  • Patent number: D887290
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Ranieri