Patents by Inventor James MacNair

James MacNair 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: 20190143544
    Abstract: A folding knife includes a handle and a blade rotatably connected to the handle, the blade rotatable between a closed position and an opened position about a blade axis. A finger tab is useable to rotate the blade from the closed position to the opened position, the finger tab rotatably connected to the blade and rotatable between a retracted position and an extended position about a tab axis parallel to the blade axis. A torsion spring biases the finger tab toward the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: KAI U.S.A., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gustavo Thome Cecchini, James MacNair, Timothy James Galyean
  • Patent number: 10071489
    Abstract: A folding knife includes a lockbar for automatically locking a knife blade in an opened position relative to a handle. A puck attached to the lockbar is configured to engage a tang of the blade to lock the blade in an open position relative to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KAI U.S.A., Ltd.
    Inventors: James MacNair, Timothy James Galyean, Craig Donald Kemp Green
  • Patent number: 9393682
    Abstract: A folding knife includes a handle assembly, a blade, and a secondary tool. The blade is pivotally connected to the handle assembly and is configured to pivot from a closed position to an opened position. The secondary tool is pivotally connected to the handle assembly and is configured to pivot from a closed position to an opened position. The secondary tool includes a locking member that traps the blade in the closed position when the secondary tool is in the opened position but allows the blade to pivot to the opened position when the secondary tool is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Kai U.S.A., Ltd.
    Inventors: Craig Donald Kemp Green, James MacNair
  • Publication number: 20150367520
    Abstract: A folding knife includes a lockbar for automatically locking a knife blade in an opened position relative to a handle. A puck attached to the lockbar is configured to engage a tang of the blade to lock the blade in an open position relative to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: James MacNair, Timothy James Galyean, Craig Donald Kemp Green
  • Patent number: 9120234
    Abstract: A folding knife includes a handle, a blade pivotably connected to the handle, and a lockbar for locking the blade in an open position relative to the handle. The lockbar and the handle are separate pieces. The handle includes a pocket into which at least a portion of the lockbar is fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Kai U.S.A., Ltd.
    Inventors: James MacNair, Timothy James Galyean, Craig Donald Kemp Green
  • Publication number: 20140173910
    Abstract: A folding knife includes a handle assembly, a blade, and a secondary tool. The blade is pivotally connected to the handle assembly and is configured to pivot from a closed position to an opened position. The secondary tool is pivotally connected to the handle assembly and is configured to pivot from a closed position to an opened position. The secondary tool includes a locking member that traps the blade in the closed position when the secondary tool is in the opened position but allows the blade to pivot to the opened position when the secondary tool is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Kai U.S.A., Ltd.
    Inventors: Craig Donald Kemp Green, James MacNair
  • Publication number: 20120180321
    Abstract: A folding knife includes a handle, a blade pivotably connected to the handle, and a lockbar for locking the blade in an open position relative to the handle. The lockbar and the handle are separate pieces. The handle includes a pocket into which at least a portion of the lockbar is fit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: KAI U.S.A., LTD.
    Inventors: James MacNair, Timothy James Galyean, Craig Donald Kemp Green
  • Patent number: D577979
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Buck Knives
    Inventors: James MacNair, Don Kaschmitter
  • Patent number: D578600
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Buck knives
    Inventor: James MacNair
  • Patent number: D583899
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Buck Knives, Inc.
    Inventors: James MacNair, Don Kaschmitter
  • Patent number: D584377
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Buck Knives, Inc.
    Inventors: James MacNair, Don Kaschmitter
  • Patent number: D586198
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Buck Knives, Inc.
    Inventors: James MacNair, Don Kaschmitter
  • Patent number: D600992
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Buck Knives, Inc.
    Inventors: James MacNair, Don Kaschmitter
  • Patent number: D627618
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Buck Knives, Inc.
    Inventors: James MacNair, Eric P. Linn