Patents by Inventor Keith M. Lombardi

Keith M. Lombardi 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: 10982958
    Abstract: A laser generating device including a housing and a laser module assembly. The laser module assembly is at least partially housed in the housing. The laser module includes a pendulum assembly which rotates under the effects of gravity and a laser module on the pendulum assembly. The laser module includes a laser generator which generates a laser beam. The laser generating device also includes a pendulum lock which is movable from an unlocked position to a locked position. When the pendulum lock is in the locked position, it prevents the pendulum assembly from rotating. A sensor is provided to detect a freefall condition. The pendulum lock moves from the unlocked position to the locked position when the sensor detects the freefall condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Keith M. Lombardi, Ido Aharon Stern, Bruce Eidinger, Gilad Moisa
  • Publication number: 20210072024
    Abstract: A laser level including a control mechanism housing which houses a control mechanism, the control mechanism including at least a top surface and a bottom surface. A protective structure extends from the control mechanism housing configured to protect the control mechanism from impact and including an upper structure which extends from a top surface of the control mechanism housing and a lower structure which extends from a bottom surface of the control mechanism housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Dustin M. LEE, Vincent COOK, Michael T. MATTEO, Keith M. LOMBARDI
  • Patent number: 10871372
    Abstract: A laser level including a control mechanism housing which houses a control mechanism, the control mechanism including at least a top surface and a bottom surface. A protective structure extends from the control mechanism housing configured to protect the control mechanism from impact and including an upper structure which extends from a top surface of the control mechanism housing and a lower structure which extends from a bottom surface of the control mechanism housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin M. Lee, Vincent Cook, Michael T. Matteo, Keith M. Lombardi
  • Patent number: 10870555
    Abstract: A tape rule assembly includes differential spring-drive systems for rotating a reel of tape through an angular distance different from the angular distance traveled by a hub carrying a wound spring, relative to the tape rule housing. The differential spring drive systems include planetary and cycloidal drive systems. The tape rules of the present invention are thus made more compact than conventional tape rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Antony Orsini, Keith M. Lombardi, Bruce Eidinger
  • Publication number: 20200033123
    Abstract: A laser level including a control mechanism housing which houses a control mechanism, the control mechanism including at least a top surface and a bottom surface. A protective structure extends from the control mechanism housing configured to protect the control mechanism from impact and including an upper structure which extends from a top surface of the control mechanism housing and a lower structure which extends from a bottom surface of the control mechanism housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Dustin M. LEE, Vincent COOK, Michael T. MATTEO, Keith M. LOMBARDI
  • Patent number: 10466049
    Abstract: A laser level including a control mechanism housing which houses a control mechanism, the control mechanism including at least a top surface and a bottom surface. A protective structure extends from the control mechanism housing configured to protect the control mechanism from impact and including an upper structure which extends from a top surface of the control mechanism housing and a lower structure which extends from a bottom surface of the control mechanism housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin M. Lee, Vincent Cook, Michael T. Matteo, Keith M. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20190072385
    Abstract: A laser generating device including a housing and a laser module assembly. The laser module assembly is at least partially housed in the housing. The laser module includes a pendulum assembly which rotates under the effects of gravity and a laser module on the pendulum assembly. The laser module includes a laser generator which generates a laser beam. The laser generating device also includes a pendulum lock which is movable from an unlocked position to a locked position. When the pendulum lock is in the locked position, it prevents the pendulum assembly from rotating. A sensor is provided to detect a freefall condition. The pendulum lock moves from the unlocked position to the locked position when the sensor detects the freefall condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Keith M. LOMBARDI, Ido Aharon STERN, Bruce EIDINGER, Gilad MOISA
  • Publication number: 20180334354
    Abstract: A tape rule assembly includes differential spring-drive systems for rotating a reel of tape through an angular distance different from the angular distance traveled by a hub carrying a wound spring, relative to the tape rule housing. The differential spring drive systems include planetary and cycloidal drive systems. The tape rules of the present invention are thus made more compact than conventional tape rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Antony Orsini, Keith M. Lombardi, Bruce Eidinger
  • Publication number: 20180321034
    Abstract: A laser level including a control mechanism housing which houses a control mechanism, the control mechanism including at least a top surface and a bottom surface. A protective structure extends from the control mechanism housing configured to protect the control mechanism from impact and including an upper structure which extends from a top surface of the control mechanism housing and a lower structure which extends from a bottom surface of the control mechanism housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Dustin M. LEE, Vincent COOK, Michael T. MATTEO, Keith M. LOMBARDI
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10066939
    Abstract: A laser level including a control mechanism housing which houses a control mechanism, the control mechanism including at least a top surface and a bottom surface. A protective structure extends from the control mechanism housing configured to protect the control mechanism from impact and including an upper structure which extends from a top surface of the control mechanism housing and a lower structure which extends from a bottom surface of the control mechanism housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Dustin M. Lee, Vincent Cook, Michael T. Matteo, Keith M. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20170297189
    Abstract: A tool includes a handle portion, a head portion at an end of the handle portion, a hammer strike surface at a forward region of the head portion, an upper extension and a lower extension of the head portion extending away from the head portion, defining a gap between the upper extension and the lower extension, and a blade formed in the head portion, recessed within the gap between the upper extension and the lower extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventor: Keith M. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20170102238
    Abstract: A laser level including a control mechanism housing which houses a control mechanism, the control mechanism including at least a top surface and a bottom surface. A protective structure extends from the control mechanism housing configured to protect the control mechanism from impact and including an upper structure which extends from a top surface of the control mechanism housing and a lower structure which extends from a bottom surface of the control mechanism housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Dustin M. LEE, Vincent COOK, Michael T. MATTEO, Keith M. LOMBARDI
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9193059
    Abstract: A hammer that includes a handle and a head is provided. The handle has a bottom end, an upper portion, and a longitudinal axis extending in a swing plane of the hammer. The head is disposed on the upper portion of the handle. The head has a strike face, and the strike face has a longitudinal axis extending in the swing plane of the hammer. A majority of the longitudinal length of the handle has a longitudinal projection on a first side of the handle and a longitudinal recess on a second side of the handle opposite the first side. The first side of the handle and the second side of the handle generally face opposite directions that are perpendicular to the swing plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Keith M. Lombardi, Joshua A. Brown
  • Patent number: 9168648
    Abstract: A hammer that includes a handle and a head is provided. The head disposed on an upper end of the handle. The handle includes a core member; a rigid material layer molded on the core member; and a grip member molded on at least a portion of the rigid material layer. The grip member includes a first elastomeric material layer molded on the rigid material layer and a second elastomeric material molded on the first elastomeric material layer. The head has an eye portion extending through the head. The handle has at least a portion of its upper end extending into the eye portion. An epoxy resin material is positioned within the eye portion and is at least partially disposed between the handle and the head to secure the handle to the head. An elastomeric portion is at least partially disposed between the handle and the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventor: Keith M. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20150068366
    Abstract: A hammer that includes a handle and a head is provided. The handle has a bottom end, an upper portion, and a longitudinal axis extending in a swing plane of the hammer. The head is disposed on the upper portion of the handle. The head has a strike face, and the strike face has a longitudinal axis extending in the swing plane of the hammer. A majority of the longitudinal length of the handle has a longitudinal projection on a first side of the handle and a longitudinal recess on a second side of the handle opposite the first side. The first side of the handle and the second side of the handle generally face opposite directions that are perpendicular to the swing plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Keith M. LOMBARDI, Joshua A. BROWN
  • Patent number: 8973273
    Abstract: A chisel includes a blade and a first handle and second handle that are each rotatably coupled to the blade. The first handle forms a first channel adapted to receive a first side of the blade and the second handle forms a second channel adapted to receive a second side of the blade opposite the first side. The two handles are rotatable between an open and a closed position. In some cases, the two handles comprise a rotatable coupling such that the first handle and the second handle rotate with one another in opposite directions between the closed and open positions. The chisel further can have an over-center structure configured to impede rotation of the two handles from the closed toward the open position. In some cases, the two handles each form an interlocking component adapted to releasably couple the two handles when they are rotated to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Brown, Keith M. Lombardi, Vincent Cook
  • Patent number: 8844882
    Abstract: A hanger configured to be mounted to a supporting surface includes a fastener receiving body configured to be positioned on the supporting surface. The hanger also includes a hook portion positioned adjacent to the fastener receiving body and configured to receive a retainable object therein. The hanger additionally includes a first datum surface associated with a first orientation direction of the fastener body. The hanger further includes a second datum surface associated with a second orientation direction of the fastener body. The relative positions of the first datum surface and the second datum surface are arranged such that when a fastener tool abuts the first datum surface and the second datum surface, a fastener applied by the fastener tool is positioned within a bounded area of the fastener receiving body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Cook, Keith M. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20140165787
    Abstract: A hammer that includes a handle and a head is provided. The head disposed on an upper end of the handle. The handle includes a core member; a rigid material layer molded on the core member; and a grip member molded on at least a portion of the rigid material layer. The grip member includes a first elastomeric material layer molded on the rigid material layer and a second elastomeric material molded on the first elastomeric material layer. The head has an eye portion extending through the head. The handle has at least a portion of its upper end extending into the eye portion. An epoxy resin material is positioned within the eye portion and is at least partially disposed between the handle and the head to secure the handle to the head. An elastomeric portion is at least partially disposed between the handle and the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventor: Keith M. LOMBARDI