Patents by Inventor Patrick Mulvaney

Patrick Mulvaney 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: 20080236240
    Abstract: A tube bender comprising a mandrel, a forming member connected to the mandrel for coaction with the mandrel to effectuate bending of a tube wherein the forming member has at least two bending positions defined thereon, a handle pivotally connected to said forming member, and a release member movable relative to said handle and configured to be secured in a locked position relative to said forming member when said handle is selectively moved to any of one said at least two bending positions thereby preventing relative movement between said handle and said forming member. The release member enables an operator to move the release member to an unlocked position to permit such operator to move the handle relative to the forming member between the at least two bending positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: Stride Tool Inc.
    Inventors: Darryle Bates, Patrick Mulvaney
  • Patent number: 7383716
    Abstract: A tube bender comprising a mandrel, a forming member connected to the mandrel for coaction with the mandrel to effectuate bending of a tube wherein the forming member has at least two bending positions defined thereon, a handle pivotally connected to said forming member, and a release member movable relative to said handle and configured to be secured in a locked position relative to said forming member when said handle is selectively moved to any of one said at least two bending positions thereby preventing relative movement between said handle and said forming member. The release member enables an operator to move the release member to an unlocked position to permit such operator to move the handle relative to the forming member between the at least two bending positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Stride Tool Inc.
    Inventors: Darryle Bates, Patrick Mulvaney
  • Publication number: 20060283230
    Abstract: A tube bender comprising a mandrel, a forming member connected to the mandrel for coaction with the mandrel to effectuate bending of a tube wherein the forming member has at least two bending positions defined thereon, a handle pivotally connected to said forming member, and a release member movable relative to said handle and configured to be secured in a locked position relative to said forming member when said handle is selectively moved to any of one said at least two bending positions thereby preventing relative movement between said handle and said forming member. The release member enables an operator to move the release member to an unlocked position to permit such operator to move the handle relative to the forming member between the at least two bending positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Darryle Bates, Patrick Mulvaney
  • Patent number: 7096707
    Abstract: A tube bender comprising a mandrel, a forming member connected to the mandrel for coaction with the mandrel to effectuate bending of a tube wherein the forming member has at least two bending positions defined thereon, a handle pivotally connected to said forming member, and a release member movable relative to said handle and configured to be secured in a locked position relative to said forming member when said handle is selectively moved to any of one said at least two bending positions thereby preventing relative movement between said handle and said forming member. The release member enables an operator to move the release member to an unlocked position to permit such operator to move the handle relative to the forming member between the at least two bending positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Stride Tool Inc.
    Inventors: Darryle Bates, Patrick Mulvaney
  • Publication number: 20050257593
    Abstract: A tube bender comprising a mandrel, a forming member connected to the mandrel for coaction with the mandrel to effectuate bending of a tube wherein the forming member has at least two bending positions defined thereon, a handle pivotally connected to said forming member, and a release member movable relative to said handle and configured to be secured in a locked position relative to said forming member when said handle is selectively moved to any of one said at least two bending positions thereby preventing relative movement between said handle and said forming member. The release member enables an operator to move the release member to an unlocked position to permit such operator to move the handle relative to the forming member between the at least two bending positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventors: Darryle Bates, Patrick Mulvaney
  • Patent number: 6883360
    Abstract: A tube bender comprising a mandrel, a forming member connected to the mandrel for coaction with the mandrel to effectuate bending of a tube wherein the forming member has at least two bending positions defined thereon, a handle pivotally connected to said forming member, and a release member movable relative to said handle and configured to be secured in a locked position relative to said forming member when said handle is selectively moved to any of one said at least two bending positions thereby preventing relative movement between said handle and said forming member. The release member enables an operator to move the release member to an unlocked position to permit such operator to move the handle relative to the forming member between the at least two bending positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Stride Tool Inc.
    Inventors: Darryle Bates, Patrick Mulvaney
  • Publication number: 20040069043
    Abstract: A tube bender comprising a mandrel, a forming member connected to the mandrel for coaction with the mandrel to effectuate bending of a tube wherein the forming member has at least two bending positions defined thereon, a handle pivotally connected to said forming member, and a release member movable relative to said handle and configured to be secured in a locked position relative to said forming member when said handle is selectively moved to any of one said at least two bending positions thereby preventing relative movement between said handle and said forming member. The release member enables an operator to move the release member to an unlocked position to permit such operator to move the handle relative to the forming member between the at least two bending positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Darryle Bates, Patrick Mulvaney
  • Patent number: 6609405
    Abstract: A tube bender comprising a mandrel, a forming member connected to the mandrel for coaction with the mandrel to effectuate at least 180 degree bending of a tube wherein the forming member has at least two bending positions defined thereon, a handle pivotally connected to the forming member, a release member movable relative to the handle wherein the release member is associated with the handle, and engagement means for securing the release member in a locked position relative to the forming member when the handle is selectively moved to any of one the at least two bending positions thereby preventing relative movement between the handle and the forming member. The release member enables an operator to move the release member to an unlocked position to permit such operator to move the handle relative to the forming member between the at least two bending positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Stride Tool Inc.
    Inventors: Darryle Bates, Patrick Mulvaney
  • Publication number: 20020100504
    Abstract: A low-noise liquid distribution system for delivering a liquid to a user on demand includes a reservoir and a tank oriented in an inverted position over the reservoir for distributing liquid from the tank to the reservoir. A vent tube has an inlet end that is located outside of the tank and an outlet end that is located in the tank above the liquid level. With this arrangement, when an opening of the tank and the vent tube are at, or immersed below, a level of liquid in the reservoir, the liquid is held within the tank by a combination of vacuum pressure acting on the liquid in the tank and atmospheric pressure acting on the liquid in the reservoir. However, when at least the vent tube is above the level of liquid in the reservoir, the vacuum within the tank is broken as air travels into the tank by way of the vent tube. Accordingly, liquid in the tank is delivered to the reservoir without the formation of air bubbles and their associated noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Applicant: HAMILTON BEACH/PROCTOR-SILEX, INC.
    Inventor: Patrick Mulvaney