Patents by Inventor Leonard R. Murg

Leonard R. Murg 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: 11117248
    Abstract: A pushbutton plier device and a method for converting a plier tool is provided. The pushbutton plier device includes a locking assembly. The locking assembly has a pushbutton and a housing. The pushbutton has a pushbutton body. The pushbutton body has at least one blocking member recess. The housing has a housing body. The housing body is configured to selectively contain a blocking member. The pushbutton plier device has a first plier handle and a second plier handle. The first plier handle has at least one first plier handle aperture. The second plier handle has at least one second plier handle aperture. When the first plier handle, the second plier handle, and the locking assembly are selectively joined together in a predetermined position, the locking assembly, located within the first plier handle aperture and the second plier aperture, secures the first plier handle to the second plier handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: STRIDE TOOL, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard R. Murg, Ryan Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10894281
    Abstract: A bending wheel of a tube bending apparatus includes a tube-accepting recess, proximal and distal wheel faces, and a rotation recess. The proximal wheel face includes a lever pivot anchor. A cam insert includes a shaft having a tool driving feature. The shaft is configured for selective insertion into the rotation recess. The cam insert includes a camming flange, which includes a lever urging feature. A keeper lever includes a keeper finger rigidly connected to a laterally extending lever arm and extending longitudinally from the proximal wheel face. An anchor end of the lever arm includes an arm pivot feature and a spaced-apart cam following feature configured to interact with the lever urging feature. Rotation of the cam insert causes rotation of the lever urging feature to drive the cam following feature of the keeper lever and pivot the lever arm in the same rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: STRIDE TOOL, LLC.
    Inventors: Lynne Boehnlein, Leonard R. Murg, Ryan Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10700500
    Abstract: An electrical stripping and cutting tool having first and second elongated members that are pivotable about a laterally extending pivot axis relative to each other. First and second face plates are attached to distal ends of the first and second elongated members. In a closed position of the electrical cable stripping and cutting tool, the first and second face plates collectively form a single flat face plate. First and second pairs of cutting members are respectively formed on first and second sides of the first and second face plates. Cutting surfaces of the first pair of cutting members are shaped and dimensioned to cut through an outer sheath of an electrical cable having a first sheath dimension. Cutting surfaces of the second pair of cutting members are shaped and dimensioned to cut through an outer sheath of an electrical cable having a second sheath dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: STRIDE TOOL, LLC.
    Inventor: Leonard R. Murg
  • Patent number: 10695816
    Abstract: An adjustable insertion-depth tube flaring tool is provided. A selector housing is disposed on a yoke. An adjustment nut is disposed within the selector housing. An adjustment screw is disposed within at least one of the selector housing and the yoke. A clutch housing has therein at least one biasing element, at least one lower clutch plate, and at least one upper clutch plate. An upper clutch plate rotation supporting element interacts with a lower clutch plate rotation supporting element to facilitate rotation of the upper clutch plate over the lower clutch plate in one direction. At least a portion of a shaft proximal end and an upper clutch plate inner wall are shaped to interact with one another in such a manner that the upper clutch plate is selectively prevented from rotating about the shaft proximal end when the upper clutch plate is disposed on the shaft proximal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: STRIDE TOOL, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard R. Murg, Ryan Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10601206
    Abstract: An electrical stripping and cutting tool having first and second elongated members having a distal end. The second elongated member is joined to the first elongated member such that the first and second elongated members are pivotable about a laterally extending pivot axis relative to each other. First and second face plates are attached to the distal ends of the first and second elongated members. The first and second face plates are oriented substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the first and second elongated members. In a closed position of the electrical cable stripping and cutting tool, the first and second face plates collectively form a single flat face plate. A first pair of cutting members is formed on a first side of the first and second face plates. A second pair of cutting members is formed on a second side of the first and second face plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: STRIDE TOOL., LLC.
    Inventors: Leonard R. Murg, Charles Legg
  • Publication number: 20190058313
    Abstract: An electrical stripping and cutting tool having first and second elongated members having a distal end. The second elongated member is joined to the first elongated member such that the first and second elongated members are pivotable about a laterally extending pivot axis relative to each other. First and second face plates are attached to the distal ends of the first and second elongated members. The first and second face plates are oriented substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the first and second elongated members. In a closed position of the electrical cable stripping and cutting tool, the first and second face plates collectively form a single flat face plate. A first pair of cutting members is formed on a first side of the first and second face plates. A second pair of cutting members is formed on a second side of the first and second face plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Leonard R. MURG, Charles LEGG
  • Publication number: 20190058314
    Abstract: An electrical stripping and cutting tool having first and second elongated members that are pivotable about a laterally extending pivot axis relative to each other. First and second face plates are attached to distal ends of the first and second elongated members. In a closed position of the electrical cable stripping and cutting tool, the first and second face plates collectively form a single flat face plate. First and second pairs of cutting members are respectively formed on first and second sides of the first and second face plates. Cutting surfaces of the first pair of cutting members are shaped and dimensioned to cut through an outer sheath of an electrical cable having a first sheath dimension. Cutting surfaces of the second pair of cutting members are shaped and dimensioned to cut through an outer sheath of an electrical cable having a second sheath dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventor: Leonard R. MURG
  • Publication number: 20190015886
    Abstract: A bending wheel of a tube bending apparatus includes a tube-accepting recess, proximal and distal wheel faces, and a rotation recess. The proximal wheel face includes a lever pivot anchor. A cam insert includes a shaft having a tool driving feature. The shaft is configured for selective insertion into the rotation recess. The cam insert includes a camming flange, which includes a lever urging feature. A keeper lever includes a keeper finger rigidly connected to a laterally extending lever arm and extending longitudinally from the proximal wheel face. An anchor end of the lever arm includes an arm pivot feature and a spaced-apart cam following feature configured to interact with the lever urging feature. Rotation of the cam insert causes rotation of the lever urging feature to drive the cam following feature of the keeper lever and pivot the lever arm in the same rotational direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Lynne Boehnlein, Leonard R. Murg, Ryan Jarvis
  • Publication number: 20180147706
    Abstract: A pushbutton plier device and a method for converting a plier tool is provided. The pushbutton plier device includes a locking assembly. The locking assembly has a pushbutton and a housing. The pushbutton has a pushbutton body. The pushbutton body has at least one blocking member recess. The housing has a housing body. The housing body is configured to selectively contain a blocking member. The pushbutton plier device has a first plier handle and a second plier handle. The first plier handle has at least one first plier handle aperture. The second plier handle has at least one second plier handle aperture. When the first plier handle, the second plier handle, and the locking assembly are selectively joined together in a predetermined position, the locking assembly, located within the first plier handle aperture and the second plier aperture, secures the first plier handle to the second plier handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Leonard R. Murg, Ryan Jarvis
  • Publication number: 20180099326
    Abstract: An adjustable insertion-depth tube flaring tool is provided. A selector housing is disposed on a yoke. An adjustment nut is disposed within the selector housing. An adjustment screw is disposed within at least one of the selector housing and the yoke. A clutch housing has therein at least one biasing element, at least one lower clutch plate, and at least one upper clutch plate. An upper clutch plate rotation supporting element interacts with a lower clutch plate rotation supporting element to facilitate rotation of the upper clutch plate over the lower clutch plate in one direction. At least a portion of a shaft proximal end and an upper clutch plate inner wall are shaped to interact with one another in such a manner that the upper clutch plate is selectively prevented from rotating about the shaft proximal end when the upper clutch plate is disposed on the shaft proximal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan Jarvis, Leonard R. Murg
  • Publication number: 20080210058
    Abstract: A stripper tool is provided for cutting an outer sheath of an electrical cable. Inside the sheath is parallel spaced apart insulation covered wires and a core member containing an uncovered ground wire between the insulation covered wires. The sheath has spaced apart curved sides conforming to the covered wires. The tool has spaced apart first and second jaw members adapted to be pressed together. The jaw members have cutting edges that receive a portion of the cable along its length. The cutting edges define an opening configured to cut the sheath and the core without significantly cutting the insulation on the wires or the unsheathed ground wire when the jaw members are pressed together to form the opening. The portion of the sheath is then removed in one continuous process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: Stride Tool Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard R. Murg
  • Patent number: 7356915
    Abstract: A stripper tool is provided for cutting an outer sheath of an electrical cable. Inside the sheath is parallel spaced apart insulation covered wires and a core member containing an uncovered ground wire between the insulation covered wires. The sheath has spaced apart curved sides conforming to the covered wires. The tool has spaced apart first and second jaw members adapted to be pressed together. The jaw members have cutting edges that receive a portion of the cable along its length. The cutting edges define an opening configured to cut the sheath and the core without significantly cutting the insulation on the wires or the unsheathed ground wire when the jaw members are pressed together to form the opening. The portion of the sheath is then removed in one continuous process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Stride Tool Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard R. Murg
  • Patent number: 6691403
    Abstract: The present invention is a hand-held stripping tool. The tool is adapted for cutting an outer sheath of a first electrical cable. Inside the sheath is parallel spaced apart insulation covered wires and a core member containing an uncovered ground wire between the insulation covered wires. The sheath has spaced apart curved sides conforming to the covered wires. The tool has spaced apart first and second jaw members adapted to be pressed together. The jaw members have cutting edges that receive a portion of the first cable along its length. The cutting edges define an opening configured to cut the sheath and the core without significantly cutting the insulation on the wires or the unsheathed ground wire when the jaw members are pressed together to form the opening. The portion of the sheath is then removed in one continuous process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Stride Tool, Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard R. Murg
  • Patent number: 6687991
    Abstract: A process for cutting and removing a portion of an outer sheath having spaced apart insulation covered wires and a core member containing an uncovered ground wire there-between. The sheath is cut by plier jaw members having cutting edges which define en opening configured to the sheath. On closing the sheath is cut circumferentially without significantly cutting the insulation on the wires or the unsheathed ground wire. The cut portion of the sheath is then removed in one continuous process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Stride Tool Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard R. Murg
  • Patent number: 6619158
    Abstract: A cable cutting and stripping tool is disclosed. The tool has a pair of pivotally connected levers relatively moveable between open and closed positions. Each lever includes a handle portion and a jaw portion disposed on opposite sides of the pivot. The levers have coacting cable severing blades adapted to sever a cable in a shearing action. The levers further include a pair of coacting shield insulation cutting and stripping cutters. The levers also include a coacting pair of sheath and conductor insulation cutting and stripping cutters. A process of preparing a coaxial cable for attachment of a connector is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Stride Tool, Inc.
    Inventors: Darryle E. Bates, Leonard R. Murg
  • Publication number: 20020189020
    Abstract: A cable cutting and stripping tool is disclosed. The tool has a pair of pivotally connected levers relatively moveable between open and closed positions. Each lever includes a handle portion and a jaw portion disposed on opposite sides of the pivot. The levers have coacting cable severing blades adapted to sever a cable in a shearing action. The levers further include a pair of coacting shield insulation cutting and stripping cutters. The levers also include a coacting pair of sheath and conductor insulation cutting and stripping cutters. A process of preparing a coaxial cable for attachment of a connector is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: Stride Tool, Inc.
    Inventors: Darryle E. Bates, Leonard R. Murg
  • Publication number: 20020004984
    Abstract: The present invention is a hand-held stripping tool. The tool is adapted for cutting an outer sheath of a first electrical cable. Inside the sheath is parallel spaced apart insulation covered wires and a core member containing an uncovered ground wire between the insulation covered wires. The sheath has spaced apart curved sides conforming to the covered wires. The tool has spaced apart first and second jaw members adapted to be pressed together. The jaw members have cutting edges that receive a portion of the first cable along its length. The cutting edges define an opening configured to cut the sheath and the core without significantly cutting the insulation on the wires or the unsheathed ground wire when the jaw members are pressed together to form the opening. The portion of the sheath is then removed in one continuous process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Publication date: January 17, 2002
    Applicant: Stride Tool Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard R. Murg