Patents by Inventor Robert I. Somers

Robert I. Somers 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: 5924207
    Abstract: A saw shoe is provided for use on a hand-held circular saw which has a saw blade for cutting a workpiece. The saw blade has an identified direction of travel. The shoe rides upon a top surface of the workpiece. The shoe has a base with an aperture extending therethrough which accommodates the saw blade. The base further has a top surface and a generally planar bottom surface. The base has a first edge which is located forwardly of the saw blade with respect to the direction of travel of the saw blade, and a second edge opposite said first edge. A pair of opposing side edges extend between the first and second edges. The base further has an opening extending therethrough from the top surface of the base to the bottom surface. The opening is located adjacent to the first edge and at least a portion of the opening is in co-linear relation to the direction of travel of the saw blade so that the user of the saw can view the workpiece through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Price, Robert I. Somers
  • Patent number: 5071296
    Abstract: A chuck key clip 11 has a pair of spaced parallel sidewalls 17, 19 connected by a web 21. A cord receiving channel 23 and a key handle receiving channel 61 are formed by the sidewalls 17, 19 and web 21. The key channel may have an inwardly converging handle clamp 67 and an inwardly converging key shank clamp 71 to securely and detachably retain the key 13 in the clip. For comfort and ease of use, thumb depressions 107, 109 may be formed in the outer surface of sidewalls 17, 19. Web 21 may contain openings 99, 101 opposite to a cord clamping means 27 formed in the cord channel 23. Openings 99, 101 result from the method for molding the clip in a mold movable only in a single direction (i.e. without side movement). The formation of inwardly converging clamps 27, 67 in the parallel cord and key channels 23, 61 in a mold 131 without side movement simplifies the manufacturing process and contributes to the low cost of clip 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Dietzen, Robert G. Moores, Jr., Robert I. Somers
  • Patent number: D333960
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Robert I. Somers
  • Patent number: D346541
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Robert I. Somers
  • Patent number: D353309
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1994
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Robert I. Somers
  • Patent number: D376579
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignees: Black & Decker Inc., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Roderick F. Bunyea, Naohiro Hamao, Alfred H. Judge, Robert I. Somers, Dale K. Wheeler
  • Patent number: D377743
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony M. DeMore, Robert I. Somers, Peter F. Welch
  • Patent number: D379291
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Roderick F. Bunyea, Robert I. Somers, Donald W. Vetter
  • Patent number: D386841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Black & Decker
    Inventors: Anthony M. DeMore, Martin P. Gierke, Robert I. Somers, Peter F. Welch
  • Patent number: D389799
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Robert I. Somers
  • Patent number: D390081
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Price, Robert I. Somers
  • Patent number: D391128
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Assignee: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert I. Somers
  • Patent number: D396687
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Robert I. Somers
  • Patent number: D398511
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Marc A. Fortin, Murray D. Hunter, Roberta Scheiner Hall, Robert I. Somers
  • Patent number: D401901
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignees: Black & Decker Inc., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Roderick F. Bunyea, Naohiro Hamao, Alfred H. Judge, Robert I. Somers, Dale K. Wheeler
  • Patent number: D403936
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Robert I. Somers
  • Patent number: D404273
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Robert I. Somers
  • Patent number: D404275
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Roderick F. Bunyea, Tak Keung Cheung, Robert I. Somers
  • Patent number: D404626
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Roberta Scheiner Hall, Robert I. Somers
  • Patent number: D418811
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Roderick F. Bunyea, Naohiro Hamao, Alfred H. Judge, Robert I. Somers, Dale K. Wheeler