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).
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.
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.
August 15, 1990
Date of Patent:
December 10, 1991
Black & Decker Inc.
William H. Dietzen, Robert G. Moores, Jr., Robert I. Somers