Patents by Inventor Robert P. Wagster

Robert P. Wagster 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: 6701622
    Abstract: An arrangement for mounting a handle to a power tool housing includes a first mounting portion defined by the housing and a second mounting portion defined by an end of the handle. The first mounting portion includes a plurality of projections extending laterally therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Covell, John Vantran, Robert P. Wagster, Calvin M. Edleblute
  • Patent number: 6610946
    Abstract: The power tool includes a body, a trigger mechanism and a manually operated locking member. The trigger mechanism is mounted to the body for rotation about an axis between an actuated position and a non-actuated position. The manually operable locking member is translationally mounted to the body for movement between a first position and a second position. The locking member cooperates with the trigger mechanism to provide first, second and third modes of operation. In the first mode, the locking member is in the first position and articulation of the trigger mechanism from the non-actuated position to the actuated position is precluded. In the second mode, the locking member is in an intermediate position between the first and second positions and the trigger mechanism is freely allowed to articulate between the actuated and non-actuated positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Covell, John Vantran, Robert P. Wagster
  • Publication number: 20020152618
    Abstract: An arrangement for mounting a handle to a power tool housing includes a first mounting portion defined by the housing and a second mounting portion defined by an end of the handle. The first mounting portion includes a plurality of projections extending laterally therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Kevin W. Covell, John S. Vantran, Robert P. Wagster, Calvin M. Edleblute
  • Publication number: 20020153237
    Abstract: The power tool includes a body, a trigger mechanism and a manually operated locking member. The trigger mechanism is mounted to the body for rotation about an axis between an actuated position and a non-actuated position. The manually operable locking member is translationally mounted to the body for movement between a first position and a second position. The locking member cooperates with the trigger mechanism to provide first, second and third modes of operation. In the first mode, the locking member is in the first position and articulation of the trigger mechanism from the non-actuated position to the actuated position is precluded. In the second mode, the locking member is in an intermediate position between the first and second positions and the trigger mechanism is freely allowed to articulate between the actuated and non-actuated positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Kevin W. Covell, John S. Vantran, Robert P. Wagster
  • Patent number: 6263979
    Abstract: A power tool system has detachable and interchangeable implements and driving sources. The interchangeable implements and driving sources use a housing having common mating interface to selectively assemble a power tool having the desired characteristics. A latch is used to hold a selected implement and driving source in functional engagement. An adjustable bale handle provides a comfortable and safe handhold for various configurations of the interchangeable implements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: The Black & Decker Corporation
    Inventors: Colin Dyke, Calvin Edleblute, William Lessig, Robert Meloni, John Vantran, Robert P. Wagster
  • Patent number: 5379846
    Abstract: An electrically-powered appliance, such as a line-type grass trimmer, lawn edger, snowthrower, or the like, includes a housing, an elongated hollow tubular handle, an elongated electrical cable extending through and within the tubular handle, and an attachment arrangement for attaching the tubular handle to the housing. The housing includes an attachment portion and a removable portion, preferably of a common "clamshell" configuration, with fasteners extending through openings in these housing portions for fastening them to one another with the tubular handle securely clamped therebetween. Such tubular handle has openings extending laterally therethrough which correspond to the openings through the attachment and removable housing portions. The housing openings and the handle openings are laterally aligned with one another during assembly in order to ensure proper alignment and positioning of the handle when the housing portions are fastened to one another with the handle clamped therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Wagster, Vernon R. Lacher, John S. Vantran
  • Patent number: 5325928
    Abstract: An electric edger having a transversely mounted electric motor for rotationally driving a vertically oriented cutting blade. The edger is supported by a pair of auxiliary rear wheels and a large on-center front or main wheel that is journalled to a hub that is mounted directly to the exterior of the motor field casing so that the wheel rotates about the motor. The rotational axis of the on-center wheel is substantially aligned with the cutting blade axis and the plane of the wheel is substantially aligned with the center of gravity of the motor subassembly. This configuration, together with the large diameter of the wheel, improves the balance and maneuverability of the edger, particularly around irregularly shaped borders and over uneven terrain, without increasing the overall dimensions of the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Wagster, Vernon R. Lacher, John S. Vantran
  • Patent number: 4378107
    Abstract: A workpiece supporting and clamping assembly is adapted to be mounted on a wall or similar structure and to be adjustable between a substantially vertical storage position, closely adjacent the wall and a working position substantially perpendicular to the wall. The assembly comprises a pair of brackets, a pair of spaced apart, parallel hinge assemblies, each having locking means and a release lever associated therewith, and a workpiece supporting and clamping device, pivotally coupled with the brackets and hinge assemblies. The workpiece supporting and clamping device comprises a generally rigid base frame which includes a pair of parallel, spaced apart frame members and a pair of elongated, coplanar top members which are mounted on the spaced apart members, extending generally transversely thereto such that their upper surfaces define the work supporting surface and their opposed side surfaces, the work clamping surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1983
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Wagster, Russell Pizzuto
  • Patent number: 4352489
    Abstract: An improved vise for supporting a workpiece during moderate to light working operations comprises first and second jaw members and a support means formed of a polymer plastic. The support means comprises a support body for the jaw members and a base body. The support body includes a bowl shaped member which is received in a cavity of the base body. A restraining means enables repositioning of the support body at a plurality of different orientations and for restraining the body at a selected orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1982
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Robert P. Wagster
  • Patent number: 4265436
    Abstract: An improved arrangement for mounting an auxiliary workpiece support body to a workpiece support device includes a restraining means for selectively inhibiting and enabling motion of the auxiliary support body in the direction of a longitudinal axis while simultaneously enabling rotation of the body about the axis. The auxiliary support body includes a means for restraining jaw cladding bodies of different thicknesses on a workpiece support device and permitting rotary motion of the support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Wagster, Russell Pizzuto
  • Patent number: 4248411
    Abstract: A worktable adapted to be mounted to the surface of an auxiliary support structure is disclosed having means for selectably orientating a worktable surface to enable a gripped work piece to be positioned at different attitudes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1981
    Assignee: Black and Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Wagster, Carl H. Onken, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4243212
    Abstract: A vise having jaw gripping members supported by a body having a bowl shaped body member is described. The body member is positioned in a cavity of a base member and a means is provided including a lock body positioned within the bowl member for selectively restraining the support body at a plurality of different orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: Black and Decker Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Roderick F. Bunyea, Robert P. Wagster
  • Patent number: D263368
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Wagster, Roderick F. Bunyea
  • Patent number: D276074
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1984
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: Robert P. Wagster
  • Patent number: D375822
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Lessig, III, Anthony M. Demore, Robert P. Wagster