Patents by Inventor Michael Mastrobattista

Michael Mastrobattista 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: 7587838
    Abstract: A Framing Rafter Square Attachment. The attachment cooperates with a conventional rafter or framing square to make the repetitive cutting of lengths of framing lumber (such as for blocking) much easier and faster to accomplish. The attachment allows the position of the framing square as held by the attachment to be adjustable so that it can accommodate a wide variety of circular saw fence configuration. The attachment is extendable and retractable so that the attachment has both a compact size for storage, while at the same time being able to accommodate longer cuts. A drag clip may be provided to allow the user to selectively pinch a piece of wood with the attachment so that the pinched piece of wood can then be repositioned for another cut without the user having to set down either the circular saw or the attachment. Finally, the attachment has a subassembly that allows the user to easily cut a piece of lumber to fit a preexisting length or opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Mastrobattista
  • Publication number: 20080289206
    Abstract: A Framing Rafter Square Attachment. The attachment cooperates with a conventional rafter or framing square to make the repetitive cutting of lengths of framing lumber (such as for blocking) much easier and faster to accomplish. The attachment allows the position of die framing square as held by the attachment to be adjustable so that it can accommodate a wide variety of circular saw fence configuration. The attachment is extendable and retractable so that the attachment has both a compact size for storage, while at the same time being able to accommodate longer cuts. A drag clip may be provided to allow the user to selectively pinch a piece of wood with the attachment so that the pinched piece of wood can then be repositioned for another cut without the user having to set down either the circular saw or the attachment. Finally, the attachment has a subassembly that allows the user to easily cut a piece of lumber to fit a preexisting length or opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Mastrobattista
  • Patent number: 7179158
    Abstract: A Belt Sander Eraser Attachment is disclosed. The attachment is configured to be attached to a conventional belt sander such that it provides the operator with the ability to remove built up sawdust and the like from the sanding belt. The device removably replaces the conventional front handle on a sander and the new handle has functionality as both a handle and an actuator for the belt sander eraser. The eraser actuation is convenient and ergonomically comfortable for the user while the sander is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Mastrobattista
  • Publication number: 20070010182
    Abstract: A Belt Sander Eraser Attachment is disclosed. The attachment is configured to be attached to a conventional belt sander such that it provides the operator with the ability to remove built up sawdust and the like from the sanding belt. The device removably replaces the conventional front handle on a sander and the new handle has functionality as both a handle and an actuator for the belt sander eraser. The eraser actuation is convenient and ergonomically comfortable for the user while the sander is in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Mastrobattista
  • Patent number: 6604296
    Abstract: A Framing Speedsquare Attachment is disclosed. Also disclosed is an attachment that includes a segment for slidingly attaching a conventional Speedsquare thereto. The attachment further includes a telescoping extension having a measuring scale on its top surface. Interconnecting the first segment to the telescoping portion is a U-shaped segment that is configured to permit a conventional saw blade to pass through without cutting the attachment. The attachment may also include an anti-jam mechanism to prevent a stop member from pinching a board to be cut. As designed, the attachment provides the user with the ability to make repetitive cuts without the need to use an additional measuring tape nor needing to make cut demarcations on the board to be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Inventor: Michael Mastrobattista
  • Publication number: 20030037453
    Abstract: A Framing Speedsquare Attachment is disclosed. Also disclosed is an attachment that includes a segment for slidingly attaching a conventional Speedsquare thereto. The attachment further includes a telescoping extension having a measuring scale on its top surface. Interconnecting the first segment to the telescoping portion is a U-shaped segment that is configured to permit a conventional saw blade to pass through without cutting the attachment. The attachment may also include an anti-jam mechanism to prevent a stop member from pinching a board to be cut. As designed, the attachment provides the user with the ability to make repetitive cuts without the need to use an additional measuring tape nor needing to make cut demarcations on the board to be cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventor: Michael Mastrobattista