Patents by Inventor John D. Rion

John D. Rion 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: 20040035255
    Abstract: A set of nail holders is disclosed that include a holder that can hold relatively small, nails and that has a set of upwardly turned jaws and including one or more first alignment channels of particular dimensions. A further holder is disclosed that is operable to hold at least one second fastener having a width larger than the largest of the first alignment channel dimensions, the second holder having at least one second alignment channel. A large holder is also disclosed that is operable to hold a larger fastener having a width larger than the second alignment channel dimension. Additionally, the large holder has handles operable to substantially extend the reach of a user of the large holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventor: John D. Rion
  • Patent number: 5509333
    Abstract: In the United States, ratchet wrenches and socket sets are conventionally manufactured in six different drive sizes as follows: 1/4 inch; 3/8 inch; 1/2 inch; 3/4 inch; 1 inch; and 1 1/4 inch. Socket sets are sized to match a specific size drive cannot be interchanged without the use of an adapter. The present invention is a low profile adapter that is manufactured in various sizes to allow a ratchet wrench to drive a socket one size larger than would otherwise be suitable. For example, the adapter allow an operator to use a 1/4 inch ratchet wrench to drive a 3/8 inch socket. Other sized adapters would be available for 3/8 inch, 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch and 1 inch drive ratchet wrenches and allow them to drive sockets one size larger. Conventional adapters are rather bulky, adding from 1/2 inch to as much as 1 5/8 inches to the overall height of the ratchet wrench and socket when assembled with the intermediary adapter. In certain tight working situations, the prior art adapters will not fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Inventor: John D. Rion