Patents by Inventor Michael Buckner

Michael Buckner 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: 10388921
    Abstract: A power tool assembly includes a power tool having a battery support portion that defines a battery insertion axis and a battery operatively engageable with the power tool support portion along the battery insertion axis to provide power to the power tool. The power tool assembly also includes a battery latching mechanism having a latch pivotable about a pivot axis transverse to the battery insertion axis and engageable with one of the battery pack or the battery support portion for securing the battery pack to the battery support portion. The battery latching mechanism further includes a handle coupled for pivoting movement with the latch about the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryan Altenburger, Brent Gregorich, Michael Buckner
  • Publication number: 20170025650
    Abstract: A power tool assembly includes a power tool having a battery support portion that defines a battery insertion axis and a battery operatively engageable with the power tool support portion along the battery insertion axis to provide power to the power tool. The power tool assembly also includes a battery latching mechanism having a latch pivotable about a pivot axis transverse to the battery insertion axis and engageable with one of the battery pack or the battery support portion for securing the battery pack to the battery support portion. The battery latching mechanism further includes a handle coupled for pivoting movement with the latch about the pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Ryan Altenburger, Brent Gregorich, Michael Buckner
  • Publication number: 20140263535
    Abstract: A direct current fastening device and related control methods. The fastening device is powered by a direct current power source and includes a variety of safety and control features that allow the fastening device to be safety operated without, for example, a mechanical safety linkage or assembly between a trigger and a fastener firing portion (e.g., a nose switch) that prohibits the operation of the fastening device. Rather, the fastening device described herein employs a controller, a variety of switches, and monitoring techniques to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the fastening device. The configuration of the controller, for example, replaces the mechanical linkages and assemblies between the trigger and the fastener firing portion (e.g., a nose switch) that are ubiquitous safety features for such fastening devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: TECHTRONIC POWER TOOLS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Umesh Rajani, G. Michael Hornick, James A. Patton, Michael Buckner, John Schnell, Edward A. Pomeroy
  • Patent number: D780693
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: AC (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryan Altenburger, Brent Gregorich, Michael Buckner
  • Patent number: D801916
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryan Altenburger, Brent Gregorich, Michael Buckner
  • Patent number: D860130
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryan Altenburger, Brent Gregorich, Michael Buckner