Patents by Inventor Nathan Knight

Nathan Knight 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: 20080086893
    Abstract: A hand tool is provided that includes a handle and one or more implements that are movable relative to the handle. The hand tool may include a first implement that is rotatable within a plane and a second implement that is slidable along an axis that may also lie within that same plane. The implements may include a variety of tools or blades, such as knife blades and cutting hooks. The hand tool may also include locks and/or catches to bias or lock one or more of the implements in retracted and extended positions. The handle may define a groove or other recess for holding an instrument such as a sharpening tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Hollan Tsuda, Nathan Knight, Melissa Yale, Charles Goodrich
  • Patent number: 7331022
    Abstract: A method for automating pin assignments through an electronic design automation (EDA) development tool is provided. In the method, components for a chip design are selected and a board in which the chip design is to be implemented is identified. A port of one of the selected components is associated with a pin of the board through a component-based file. Thus, the component-based file maps the port to the pin. By utilizing a component based file, the mapping of the port to the pin is maintained during propagation of the chip design from a component level to a system level, even if the port name should change. A system for generating a chip design is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Orion Pritchard, Joel Seely, Nathan Knight, Eric Joseph Lechner
  • Publication number: 20070294833
    Abstract: A folding multipurpose hand tool including a pivoted latch that engages side walls of a handle and a base of a folding tool member to hold the folding tool member in a selection position. Pliers include a non-circular hub. A separate safety interlock latch keeps a folding blade stowed in a handle when another tool is moved from a first position with respect to the handle. A tool bit holder securely holds and drives reduced thickness tool bits that can also be engaged in and driven by conventional sockets having a regular hexagonal shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Rivera, Hollan Tsuda, Nathan Knight, Melissa Yale, Glenn Klecker, Reinhard Srajer
  • Publication number: 20070245497
    Abstract: A hand tool is provided that includes a handle and one or more implements that are movable relative to the handle. The hand tool may include a first implement that is rotatable within a plane and a second implement that is slidable along an axis that may also lie within that same plane. The implements may include a variety of tools or blades, such as knife blades and cutting hooks. The hand tool may also include locks and/or catches to bias or lock one or more of the implements in retracted and extended positions. The handle may define a groove or other recess for holding an instrument such as a sharpening tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Hollan Tsuda, Nathan Knight, Melissa Yale, C.J. Goodrich
  • Publication number: 20070131069
    Abstract: A folding multipurpose hand tool including a pivoted latch that engages side walls of a handle and a base of a folding tool member to hold the folding tool member in a selected position. A separate safety interlock latch keeps a folding blade stowed in a handle when another tool is moved from a first position with respect to the handle. A tool bit holder securely holds and drives reduced thickness tool bits that can also be engaged in and driven by conventional sockets having a regular hexagonal shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Benjamin Rivera, Nathan Knight, Hollan Tsuda
  • Patent number: 7185569
    Abstract: A folding multipurpose hand tool including a pivoted latch that engages side walls of a handle and a base of a folding tool member to hold the folding tool member in a selection position. A separate safety interlock latch keeps a folding blade stowed in a handle when another tool is moved from a first position with respect to the handle. A tool bit holder securely holds and drives reduced thickness tool bits that can also be engaged in and driven by conventional sockets having a regular hexagonal shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Knight, Benjamin C. Rivera
  • Publication number: 20060277762
    Abstract: A folding hand tool with an open-assist mechanism that is not mechanically linked to a folding knife blade is disclosed. The open-assist mechanism is allowed to rotate around the same pivot used by the blade, and includes a lug that interacts with the kick of the blade when rotated. Because the open-assist mechanism is not mechanically linked to the blade, it has a range of free motion that promotes safety, and allows the mechanism to rotate into the blade cavity when the blade is extended. The folding knife also may have a carabiner that shares the blade cavity with the blade, with the blade nesting into the carabiner to save space, thereby giving the folding knife a smaller profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventors: Nathan Knight, Glenn Klecker, John Nenadic
  • Publication number: 20050150333
    Abstract: A folding multipurpose hand tool including a pivoted latch that engages side walls of a handle and a base of a folding tool member to hold the folding tool member in a selection position. A separate safety interlock latch keeps a folding blade stowed in a handle when another tool is moved from a first position with respect to the handle. A tool bit holder securely holds and drives reduced thickness tool bits that can also be engaged in and driven by conventional sockets having a regular hexagonal shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Benjamin Rivera, Hollan Tsuda, Nathan Knight, Melissa Yale, Glenn Klecker, Reinhard Srajer
  • Publication number: 20050150334
    Abstract: A folding multipurpose hand tool including a pivoted latch that engages side walls of a handle and a base of a folding tool member to hold the folding tool member in a selection position. A separate safety interlock latch keeps a folding blade stowed in a handle when another tool is moved from a first position with respect to the handle. A tool bit holder securely holds and drives reduced thickness tool bits that can also be engaged in and driven by conventional sockets having a regular hexagonal shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventor: Nathan Knight
  • Publication number: 20040016437
    Abstract: This invention features a method for delivering information over a network, the method including: a) monitoring an action of a user on the network to obtain observed user data relating to a desired behavior modification; b) obtaining user supplied data relating to the desired behavior modification; c) evaluating the observed user data and the user supplied data to generate tailored information for progressing a user towards the desired behavior modification; d) presenting the tailored information to the user over the network; and e) repeating steps a), b), c) and d) until the desired behavior modification is achieved. The user is continually provided with re-tailored information resulting from an iterative process of obtaining and evaluating data that progresses the user towards a desired behavior modification. The desired behavior modification can be, for example, the cessation of smoking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Inventors: Nathan Knight Cobb, Michael Buhkin, Christian T. Cartter, Amanda Louise Graham, David L. Rosenbloom