Patents by Inventor Sean T. Kehoe

Sean T. Kehoe 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: 20190193128
    Abstract: A drain cleaner includes a shroud with a closed end and an open end opposite the closed end, a drum assembly positioned within the shroud and rotatable relative to the shroud, a flexible cable stored within the drum assembly, and a handle assembly coupled to and extending rearwardly from the shroud. The handle assembly includes a motor, a grip, and an actuator to selectively energize the motor. The actuator is enclosed between the grip and the shroud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Hans T. Banholzer, Nikos A. Gainacopulos, Jacqueline J. Beierle, Sean T. Kehoe, Ryan James Denissen, Justin Miller
  • Publication number: 20190152083
    Abstract: A hand-held knockout driver includes a main housing having a handle portion, a motor positioned within the main housing, a pump assembly driven by the motor, and a secondary housing coupled to the main housing and defining a bore therein. The hand-held knockout driver also includes a working piston moveable within the bore from a rest position to an actuated position to define a piston throw distance therebetween. The hand-held knockout driver also includes a draw stud coupled to the working piston, a die coupled to the secondary housing, and a punch coupled to the draw stud opposite the working piston for movement therewith relative to the die. The die has a depth greater than the piston throw distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: James O. Myrhum, JR., Troy C. Thorson, Jeremy R. Ebner, Sean T. Kehoe, Joseph H. Ellice, Jeffrey S. Holly
  • Publication number: 20190151967
    Abstract: A hydraulic power tool includes a housing defining a cylinder, a piston at least partially positioned within the cylinder and movable between a retracted position and an extended position, a clevis supporting a head of the power tool, a nut coupled to an outer peripheral surface of the clevis, and a collar coupled to the housing and surrounding the nut to axially constrain the nut between the collar and the housing while permitting relative rotation between the collar and the nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Sean T. Kehoe, James G. Ballard, Marc S. D'Antuono
  • Patent number: 10239100
    Abstract: A drain cleaner includes a shroud with a closed end and an open end opposite the closed end, a drum assembly positioned within the shroud and rotatable relative to the shroud, a flexible cable stored within the drum assembly, and a handle assembly coupled to and extending rearwardly from the shroud. The handle assembly includes a motor, a grip, and an actuator to selectively energize the motor. The actuator is enclosed between the grip and the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hans T. Banholzer, Nikos A. Gainacopulos, Jacqueline J. Beierle, Sean T. Kehoe, Ryan James Denissen, Justin Miller
  • Patent number: 10226826
    Abstract: A hydraulic power tool includes a housing defining a cylinder, a piston at least partially positioned within the cylinder and movable between a retracted position and an extended position, a reservoir containing hydraulic fluid, a pump for transferring hydraulic fluid in the reservoir to the cylinder, causing the piston to move from the retracted position toward the extended position, a return valve defining a rotational axis and positioned between the cylinder and the reservoir, and a valve actuator driven by the pump for opening the return valve, thereby fluidly communicating the cylinder and the reservoir, in response to a predetermined pressure being reached in the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean T. Kehoe, James G. Ballard, Troy C. Thorson, Marc S. D'Antuono, Alex Huber
  • Patent number: 10195755
    Abstract: A hand-held knockout driver includes a main housing having a handle portion, a motor positioned within the main housing, a hydraulic assembly driven by the motor and including a reservoir containing hydraulic fluid, a secondary housing coupled to the main housing and defining a bore therein, a working piston moveable within the bore between a rest position and an actuated position, and a work zone defined between the secondary housing and the working piston into which pressurized hydraulic fluid discharged from the hydraulic assembly is received. One unit of fluid is added to the work zone to move the working piston from the rest position to the actuated position. The reservoir has a fill capacity no greater than about 1.5 units of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: James O. Myrhum, Jr., Troy C. Thorson, Jeremy R. Ebner, Sean T. Kehoe, Joseph H. Ellice, Jeffrey S. Holly
  • Publication number: 20180369883
    Abstract: A drain cleaning cable for use with a drain cleaner. The drain cleaning cable includes an inner core having a first end and a second end, and an outer wire concentrically surrounding the inner core, where the outer wire is helically wound in a first direction to form a plurality of consecutive coils, and where the outer wire has a first end and a second end. A first connector engages with the first end of the inner core and the first end of the outer wire, where the first connector is configured to attach the drain cleaning cable to a drain cleaning element. The second end of the inner core and the second end of the outer wire are received within the drain cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Sean T. Kehoe, Justin Miller
  • Publication number: 20180229279
    Abstract: A drain cleaner includes a shroud with a closed end and an open end opposite the closed end, a drum assembly positioned within the shroud and rotatable relative to the shroud, a flexible cable stored within the drum assembly, and a handle assembly coupled to and extending rearwardly from the shroud. The handle assembly includes a motor, a grip, and an actuator to selectively energize the motor. The actuator is enclosed between the grip and the shroud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Hans T. Banholzer, Celene K. Mo, Nikos A. Gainacopulos, Jacqueline J. Beierle, Jeffrey Corbat, Sean T. Kehoe, Ryan James Denissen, Justin Miller
  • Patent number: 9991660
    Abstract: A die holder for organizing and storing at least one die for use with a crimping tool comprises a body including a first surface and a second surface parallel to and spaced from the first surface, and a first bore extending from the first surface toward the second surface. The first bore terminates at a location that is spaced from the second surface. The die holder further comprises a die holding pin at least partially received within the first bore and having a first portion with a first outer dimension and a second portion with a second outer dimension greater than the first outer dimension. The die holding pin is movable between a die retaining position and a die releasing position. The die holder also comprises a spring configured to bias the die holding pin from the die releasing position toward the die retaining position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sean T. Kehoe
  • Publication number: 20180147612
    Abstract: A drain cleaner includes a base unit having a housing, a drive arrangement positioned within the housing, and a motor coupled to the drive arrangement and supported by the housing. The motor is operable to selectively drive the drive arrangement. The drain cleaner also includes a drum unit removably coupled to the base unit. The drum unit has a drum that engages the drive arrangement when the drum unit is coupled to the base unit to rotate the drum, and a cable stored within the drum and selectively extendable out of the drum and into a drain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Sean T. Kehoe, Ryan J. Denissen, Vasil Zhmendak, Charles K. Cooksey, Peter J. Davies, Jingyuan Liang
  • Patent number: 9975154
    Abstract: A drain cleaner includes a handle assembly with a grip, a motor supported by the handle assembly, and a shroud coupled to and extending forwardly from the handle assembly. The shroud includes a closed end facing the handle assembly and an open end facing away from the handle assembly. The drain cleaner also includes a drum assembly rotatably coupled to the handle assembly and positioned within the shroud. The drum assembly is operable to be rotated by the motor relative to the handle assembly and the shroud. The drain cleaner further includes a flexible cable stored within the drum assembly. The drum assembly encloses the flexible cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hans T. Banholzer, Celene K. Mo, Nikos A. Gainacopulos, Jacqueline J. Beierle, Jeffrey Corbat, Sean T. Kehoe, Ryan James Denissen, Justin Miller
  • Publication number: 20180133763
    Abstract: A drain clearing air gun includes a housing defining a main body, a handle positioned on a first end of the main body, and a nose positioned on a second end of the main body. A tank is at least partially positioned within the housing and includes a chamber for receiving pressurized air, where the tank has a first portion and a second portion that are coupled together to form the chamber. The first portion is disposed within the nose of the housing and is formed of a first material. The second portion is disposed within the main body of the housing and is formed of a second material that is different than the first material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Sean T. Kehoe, Ryan J. Denissen, Michael C. Reed, Vasil Zhmendak, Samuel J. Krohlow, Jingyuan Liang
  • Publication number: 20180126429
    Abstract: A drain cleaner includes a handle assembly with a grip, a motor supported by the handle assembly, and a shroud coupled to and extending forwardly from the handle assembly. The shroud includes a closed end facing the handle assembly and an open end facing away from the handle assembly. The drain cleaner also includes a drum assembly rotatably coupled to the handle assembly and positioned within the shroud. The drum assembly is operable to be rotated by the motor relative to the handle assembly and the shroud. The drain cleaner further includes a flexible cable stored within the drum assembly. The drum assembly encloses the flexible cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Hans T. Banholzer, Celene K. Mo, Nikos A. Gainacopulos, Jacqueline J. Beierle, Jeffrey Corbat, Sean T. Kehoe, Ryan James Denissen, Justin Miller
  • Patent number: 9901960
    Abstract: An accessory configured for use with a reciprocating saw having a spindle. The accessory is configured to reciprocate with the spindle. The accessory includes an attachment portion having a tang including a first tang member and a second tang member and an aperture that extends through the attachment portion from a first broad side to a second broad side. The attachment portion also includes a first radius, which terminates to define a projection, located on a first narrow side. The attachment portion also includes a second radius, which terminates to define a projection, located on a second narrow side. The first radius and the second radius are configured to contact an exterior of the spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sean T. Kehoe
  • Patent number: 9884353
    Abstract: A drain cleaner includes a handle assembly having a grip, a motor positioned within the handle assembly, and an actuator supported by the handle assembly adjacent the grip. The actuator is electrically coupled to the motor and operable to selectively energize the motor. The drain cleaner also includes a shroud fixed to and extending forwardly from the handle assembly. The shroud includes a closed end adjacent the handle assembly. The drain cleaner further includes a drum assembly rotatably coupled to the handle assembly and positioned within the shroud. The drum assembly is operable to be rotated by the motor relative to the handle assembly and the shroud. The drain cleaner also includes a flexible cable stored within the drum assembly. The flexible cable is configured to be extended out of the drum assembly and into a drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hans T. Banholzer, Celene K. Mo, Nikos A. Gainacopulos, Jacqueline J. Beierle, Jeffrey Corbat, Sean T. Kehoe, Ryan James Denissen, Justin Miller
  • Publication number: 20170324206
    Abstract: A die holder for organizing and storing at least one die for use with a crimping tool comprises a body including a first surface and a second surface parallel to and spaced from the first surface, and a first bore extending from the first surface toward the second surface. The first bore terminates at a location that is spaced from the second surface. The die holder further comprises a die holding pin at least partially received within the first bore and having a first portion with a first outer dimension and a second portion with a second outer dimension greater than the first outer dimension. The die holding pin is movable between a die retaining position and a die releasing position. The die holder also comprises a spring configured to bias the die holding pin from the die releasing position toward the die retaining position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventor: Sean T. Kehoe
  • Patent number: 9782909
    Abstract: A draw stud connector, for use on a punch driver, includes a draw stud having a first end. The draw stud connector also includes a body defining an axis therethrough, the body forming a cavity having an open end, and a wedge at least partially positioned within the cavity and moveable with respect to the body both axially and radially. The wedge allows the first end of the draw stud to move axially into the cavity but does not permit axial removal of the first end of the draw stud from the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean T. Kehoe, James O. Myrhum, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170232484
    Abstract: A closet auger includes an elongated casing member extending along an axis, and an elongated drive member telescopically received in the casing member and movable between an extended position and a retracted position relative to the casing member along the axis. The drive member is rotatable relative to the casing member about the axis. The closet auger further includes a flexible cable having an end removably connectable to the drive member in first and second configurations, where a length of the flexible cable is retracted within or extended from the drive member, respectively. A cable retention assembly is supported by the casing member and selectively engageable with the flexible cable to inhibit movement of the flexible cable relative to the casing member. The drive member is movable relative to the flexible cable when the cable retention assembly engages the flexible cable to change between the first and second configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Sean T. Kehoe, Ryan James Denissen
  • Patent number: 9702153
    Abstract: A reciprocating power tool including a housing supporting a motor having a drive shaft, a blade clamp mechanism, and a drive mechanism. The drive clamp mechanism is coupled to the motor for converting rotational motion of the drive shaft into reciprocating motion of the blade clamp mechanism. The power tool includes an accessory having an attachment portion coupled to the blade clamp mechanism, and a body portion extending from the attachment portion. A grout rake is coupled to the body portion and includes a plurality of cutter portions. The grout rake is repositionable relative to the body portion between a first position and a second position. In the first position one of the plurality of cutter portions is located in a working position for contacting a workpiece, and in the second position another one of the plurality of cutter portions is located in the working position for contacting the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sean T. Kehoe
  • Publication number: 20170165723
    Abstract: A drain cleaner includes a handle assembly having a grip, a motor positioned within the handle assembly, and an actuator supported by the handle assembly adjacent the grip. The actuator is electrically coupled to the motor and operable to selectively energize the motor. The drain cleaner also includes a shroud fixed to and extending forwardly from the handle assembly. The shroud includes a closed end adjacent the handle assembly. The drain cleaner further includes a drum assembly rotatably coupled to the handle assembly and positioned within the shroud. The drum assembly is operable to be rotated by the motor relative to the handle assembly and the shroud. The drain cleaner also includes a flexible cable stored within the drum assembly. The flexible cable is configured to be extended out of the drum assembly and into a drain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Hans T. Banholzer, Celene K. Mo, Nikos A. Gainacopulos, Jacqueline J. Beierle, Jeffrey Corbat, Sean T. Kehoe, Ryan James Denissen, Justin Miller