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).

  • Publication number: 20140131644
    Abstract: A prying tool, such as to pry open a door or window, having a forked blade on one end formed with a dimpled shoulder. The dimpled shoulder helps to prevent tools striking he shoulder from glancing off, and eliminates sharp corners to reduces stress points which cause cracking and breaking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Joshua BROWN, Keith M. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20140001426
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The handle includes a bottom end and an upper end. The head is disposed on the upper end of the handle. The handle and the head are separately formed structures. The handle is formed from sheet metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Keith M. LOMBARDI, Joshua BROWN, Karl VANDERBEEK
  • Publication number: 20130269162
    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: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Vincent COOK, Keith M. LOMBARDI
  • Patent number: 8534643
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The handle includes a bottom end and an upper end. The head is disposed on the upper end of the handle. The handle and the head are separately formed structures. The handle is formed from sheet metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith M. Lombardi, Joshua Brown, Karl Vanderbeek
  • Publication number: 20130180114
    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: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Brown, Keith M. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20130126808
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The handle includes a bottom end and an upper end. The head is disposed on the upper end of the handle. The handle and the head are separately formed structures. The handle is formed from sheet metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Keith M. Lombardi, Joshua Brown, Karl Vanderbeek
  • Publication number: 20130126807
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The handle includes a bottom end and an upper end. The head is disposed on the upper end of the handle. The handle and the head are separately formed structures. The handle is formed from sheet metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Keith M. Lombardi, Joshua Brown
  • Patent number: 8424856
    Abstract: A hand-actuated bar clamp apparatus is disclosed which provides a high level of holding power or force on a workpiece. The bar clamp includes first and second jaws that are movably coupled to a bar. The first jaw includes a drive lever that engages the bar and a trigger that drives the drive lever to move the bar relative to the first jaw. A brake mechanism is contained within the first jaw to prevent it from moving in the opposite direction. The second jaw includes a push-button release assembly and a stop mechanism actuated by the push-button release assembly. The stop mechanism frictionally engages the second jaw to the bar when the second jaw is not under load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith M. Lombardi, Eric Ranieri
  • Patent number: 8424214
    Abstract: A plane that includes a plane body having an opening positioned in a bottom surface of the plane body; an angled support structure carried by the plane body; a blade supported by the angled support structure, the blade having an edge positionable to protrude from the opening; a blade adjuster operatively connected with the blade; and a lateral stabilizer is provided. The lateral stabilizer is selectively adjustable to prevent or permit a lateral movement of the blade and the lateral stabilizer is configured to prevent lateral movement of the blade without preventing longitudinal adjustability of the blade. When the lateral stabilizer is configured to prevent lateral movement of the blade, the lateral stabilizer does not engage the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Vanderbeek, Keith M. Lombardi
  • Patent number: 8359950
    Abstract: A nail set includes a body portion and a tool portion. The body portion includes an opening formed therein. The tool portion includes a first work portion at one end portion thereof, and a second work portion at an opposite end portion thereof. The first work portion and the second work portion are constructed and arranged to be interchangeably received in the opening. The tool portion includes an outwardly extending shoulder portion between the first work portion and the second work portion. The outwardly extending shoulder portion is constructed and arranged to provide a path for force transmitted from the body portion, when the tool portion is disposed in the body portion and the body portion is impacted by a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith M. Lombardi
  • Patent number: 8261634
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The handle has a bottom end and an upper portion. The head is disposed on the upper portion of the handle and has a striking surface at one end thereof. The head includes a bell and a chamfer disposed along edges of the strike surface. The bell tapers so as to be reducing in diameter as it extends away from the chamfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. St. John, Paul Wechsler, Keith M. Lombardi, Karl Vanderbeek
  • Publication number: 20120036965
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The handle has a bottom end and an upper portion. The head is disposed on the upper portion of the handle and has a striking surface at one end thereof. The head includes a bell and a chamfer disposed along edges of the strike surface. The bell tapers so as to be reducing in diameter as it extends away from the chamfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Robert A. St. John, Paul Wechsler, Keith M. Lombardi, Karl Vanderbeek
  • Patent number: 8047099
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The head is disposed on an upper portion of the handle. The hammer includes an overall length dimension. A ratio of the overall length dimension to the surface area of the striking surface of the head is less than 11.0. The head also includes a striking surface at one end thereof and a head weight. The head may be integrally formed with the upper portion of the handle, wherein a ratio of the head weight to the surface area of the striking surface of the head is less than 16.25. The head may alternatively be mounted on the upper portion of the handle, wherein a ratio of the head weight to the surface area of the striking surface of the head is less than 14.0. The head can have a ratio of radial measurements that is less than 1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. St. John, Paul Wechsler, Keith M. Lombardi, Karl Vanderbeek
  • Publication number: 20110146088
    Abstract: A plane that includes a plane body having an opening positioned in a bottom surface of the plane body; an angled support structure carried by the plane body; a blade supported by the angled support structure, the blade having an edge positionable to protrude from the opening; a blade adjuster operatively connected with the blade; and a lateral stabilizer is provided. The lateral stabilizer is selectively adjustable to prevent or permit a lateral movement of the blade and the lateral stabilizer is configured to prevent lateral movement of the blade without preventing longitudinal adjustability of the blade. When the lateral stabilizer is configured to prevent lateral movement of the blade, the lateral stabilizer does not engage the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Karl Vanderbeek, Keith M. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20110120270
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The handle includes a bottom end and an upper portion. The head is disposed on the upper portion of the handle. The head includes a bell portion at one end and a claw portion at the other end thereof. The handle, the bell portion, and the claw portion are separately formed structures. The handle and the claw portion are formed from stamped sheet metal. A weld connection is formed between the stamped sheet metal handle and the stamped sheet metal claw portion. A weld connection is formed between the stamped sheet metal claw portion and the bell portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Keith M. Lombardi, Joshua Brown
  • Patent number: 7937842
    Abstract: A plane includes a plane body having an opening positioned in a bottom surface of the plane body, an angled support structure carried by the plane body, a blade supported by the angled support structure, the blade having an edge positionable to protrude from the opening, and a lateral stabilizer constructed and arranged to inhibit a lateral movement of the blade while permitting a longitudinal movement of the blade. The blade adjuster is operatively connected with the blade and longitudinally moves the blade so as to control a distance that the edge of the blade protrudes through the opening and laterally moves the blade so as to control an angle of the edge of the blade relative to the bottom surface of the plane body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Vanderbeek, Keith M. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20110094353
    Abstract: A nail set includes a body portion and a tool portion. The body portion includes an opening formed therein. The tool portion includes a first work portion at one end portion thereof, and a second work portion at an opposite end portion thereof. The first work portion and the second work portion are constructed and arranged to be interchangeably received in the opening. The tool portion includes an outwardly extending shoulder portion between the first work portion and the second work portion. The outwardly extending shoulder portion is constructed and arranged to provide a path for force transmitted from the body portion, when the tool portion is disposed in the body portion and the body portion is impacted by a tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: The Stanley Works
    Inventor: Keith M. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20100199809
    Abstract: A hammer includes a handle and a head. The head is disposed on an upper portion of the handle. The hammer includes an overall length dimension. A ratio of the overall length dimension to the surface area of the striking surface of the head is less than 11.0. The head also includes a striking surface at one end thereof and a head weight. The head may be integrally formed with the upper portion of the handle, wherein a ratio of the head weight to the surface area of the striking surface of the head is less than 16.25. The head may alternatively be mounted on the upper portion of the handle, wherein a ratio of the head weight to the surface area of the striking surface of the head is less than 14.0. The head can have a ratio of radial measurements that is less than 1.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: THE STANLEY WORKS
    Inventors: Robert A. St. John, Paul Wechsler, Keith M. Lombardi, Karl Vanderbeek
  • Publication number: 20090119936
    Abstract: A plane includes a plane body having an opening positioned in a bottom surface of the plane body, an angled support structure carried by the plane body, a blade supported by the angled support structure, the blade having an edge positionable to protrude from the opening, and a lateral stabilizer constructed and arranged to inhibit a lateral movement of the blade while permitting a longitudinal movement of the blade. The blade adjuster is operatively connected with the blade and longitudinally moves the blade so as to control a distance that the edge of the blade protrudes through the opening and laterally moves the blade so as to control an angle of the edge of the blade relative to the bottom surface of the plane body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: THE STANLEY WORKS
    Inventors: Karl Vanderbeek, Keith M. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20090071298
    Abstract: A hand-actuated bar clamp apparatus is disclosed which provides a high level of holding power or force on a workpiece. The bar clamp includes first and second jaws that are movably coupled to a bar. The first jaw includes a drive lever that engages the bar and a trigger that drives the drive lever to move the bar relative to the first jaw. A brake mechanism is contained within the first jaw to prevent it from moving in the opposite direction. The second jaw includes a push-button release assembly and a stop mechanism actuated by the push-button release assembly. The stop mechanism frictionally engages the second jaw to the bar when the second jaw is not under load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: THE STANLEY WORKS
    Inventors: Keith M. Lombardi, Eric Ranieri