Patents by Inventor Steven G. Melnyk

Steven G. Melnyk 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: 20200078928
    Abstract: A merchandise product includes a tool bit case having first and second housing members pivotally coupled together. The tool bit case includes a first and a second modular tool bit holder. The first modular tool bit holder is movably coupled to the first housing member. The second modular tool bit holder is movably coupled to the first or second housing member. The modular tool bit holders are each moveable between a storage position and an in-use position. The merchandise product further includes a clamshell packaging having a front clamshell portion coupled to a rear clamshell portion. The clamshell packaging fully encloses the tool bit case between the front and rear clamshell portions while the tool bit case is in an open position. The tool bit case further includes the first modular bit holder in the storage position and the second modular bit holder in the in-use position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Edward Landon, James Grow, Ryan Rudzinski, Brian Dieck, Adam Eller
  • Patent number: 10500711
    Abstract: A merchandise product includes a tool bit case having first and second housing members. The tool bit case also includes a first modular tool bit holder and a second modular tool bit holder each movably coupled to the first housing member. The merchandise product includes a clamshell packaging having a front clamshell portion defining a first cavity and a rear clamshell portion defining a second cavity. The front clamshell portion is coupled to the rear clamshell portion at an interface. The interface defines a plane between the front clamshell portion and the rear clamshell portion. The first cavity and the second cavity contain the tool bit case while the tool bit case is in an open position. A first portion of the tool bit case extends beyond the plane in a first direction, and a second portion of the tool bit case extends beyond the plane in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Edward Landon, James Grow, Ryan Rudzinski, Brian Dieck, Adam Eller
  • Publication number: 20190337143
    Abstract: A tool storage device and a tool box. The device may include flexible walls cooperating to define a storage area, and a rigid frame supported in the storage area and including a central portion extending in a direction from a bottom wall toward a top wall, one base portion extending from one side of the central portion, along the bottom wall and toward one side wall, and another base portion extending from an opposite side of the central portion, along the bottom wall and toward an opposite side wall. The tool box may include a body defining a storage compartment; a lid defining a groove in its outer surface to support an elongated work piece; and a handle engageable with a work piece supported in the groove. The lid may be attachable to the top of the body in a closed position and to the bottom in a stowed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Mark R. Martinez, Joel Allen, Brandon Miller, Whitney M. Moks, Christopher S. Hoppe, Steven W. Hyma, Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Wade F. Burch, Matthew W. Naiva, Eric Mackey
  • Patent number: 10413980
    Abstract: A jigsaw includes a housing having a body portion and a handle portion. The body portion has a forward end and a rearward end. The jigsaw also includes a motor positioned within the body portion of the housing. The motor is located forward of the handle portion. The jigsaw further includes a drive mechanism positioned within the body portion of the housing. The drive mechanism is coupled to the motor for driving a saw blade in a reciprocating motion. The jigsaw also includes a shoe assembly coupled to the body portion of the housing between the forward end and the rearward end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Troy C. Thorson, Sean T. Kehoe, Steven G. Melnyk
  • Patent number: 10350746
    Abstract: A tool storage device and a tool box. The device may include flexible walls cooperating to define a storage area, and a rigid frame supported in the storage area and including a central portion extending in a direction from a bottom wall toward a top wall, one base portion extending from one side of the central portion, along the bottom wall and toward one side wall, and another base portion extending from an opposite side of the central portion, along the bottom wall and toward an opposite side wall. The tool box may include a body defining a storage compartment; a lid defining a groove in its outer surface to support an elongated work piece; and a handle engageable with a work piece supported in the groove. The lid may be attachable to the top of the body in a closed position and to the bottom in a stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Martinez, Joel Allen, Brandon Miller, Whitney M. Moks, Christopher S. Hoppe, Steven W. Hyma, Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Wade F. Burch, Matthew W. Naiva, Eric Mackey
  • Publication number: 20170282353
    Abstract: A merchandise product includes a tool bit case having first and second housing members. The tool bit case also includes a first modular tool bit holder and a second modular tool bit holder each movably coupled to the first housing member. The merchandise product includes a clamshell packaging having a front clamshell portion defining a first cavity and a rear clamshell portion defining a second cavity. The front clamshell portion is coupled to the rear clamshell portion at an interface. The interface defines a plane between the front clamshell portion and the rear clamshell portion. The first cavity and the second cavity contain the tool bit case while the tool bit case is in an open position. A first portion of the tool bit case extends beyond the plane in a first direction, and a second portion of the tool bit case extends beyond the plane in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Edward Landon, James Grow, Ryan Rudzinski, Brian Dieck, Adam Eller
  • Patent number: 9694489
    Abstract: A tool bit case includes a first housing member and a second housing member pivotally coupled together. Each housing member includes a base and sidewalls extending from the base. The tool bit case also includes a plurality of retainers located along opposing sidewalls of the first housing member. The tool bit case further includes a modular tool bit holder that is engageable with a corresponding pair of retainers of the plurality of retainers. The modular tool bit holder is pivotable relative to the first housing member between a storage position and an upright position. When the modular tool bit holder is in the storage position, the modular tool bit holder blocks access to at least one retainer adjacent the corresponding pair of retainers, and when the modular tool bit holder is in the upright position, the at least one retainer is accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Edward Landon, James Grow, Ryan Rudzinski, Brian Dieck, Adam Eller
  • Publication number: 20170182652
    Abstract: A tool storage device and a tool box. The device may include flexible walls cooperating to define a storage area, and a rigid frame supported in the storage area and including a central portion extending in a direction from a bottom wall toward a top wall, one base portion extending from one side of the central portion, along the bottom wall and toward one side wall, and another base portion extending from an opposite side of the central portion, along the bottom wall and toward an opposite side wall. The tool box may include a body defining a storage compartment; a lid defining a groove in its outer surface to support an elongated work piece; and a handle engageable with a work piece supported in the groove. The lid may be attachable to the top of the body in a closed position and to the bottom in a stowed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Mark R. Martinez, Joel Allen, Brandon Miller, Whitney M. Moks, Christopher S. Hoppe, Steven W. Hyma, Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Wade F. Burch, Matthew W. Naiva, Eric Mackey
  • Patent number: 9539722
    Abstract: A tool storage device and a tool box. The device may include flexible walls cooperating to define a storage area, and a rigid frame supported in the storage area and including a central portion extending in a direction from a bottom wall toward a top wall, one base portion extending from one side of the central portion, along the bottom wall and toward one side wall, and another base portion extending from an opposite side of the central portion, along the bottom wall and toward an opposite side wall. The tool box may include a body defining a storage compartment; a lid defining a groove in its outer surface to support an elongated work piece; and a handle engageable with a work piece supported in the groove. The lid may be attachable to the top of the body in a closed position and to the bottom in a stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark R. Martinez, Joel Allen, Brandon Miller, Whitney M. Moks, Christopher S. Hoppe, Steven W. Hyma, Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Wade F. Burch, Matthew W. Naiva, Eric Mackey
  • Patent number: 9352455
    Abstract: A fastener driver configured for use with a rotary power tool having a chuck. The fastener driver includes a drive including a shank, an elongated extension including an aperture that extends through the elongated extension, and the drive is removably coupled to the elongated extension. The fastener driver further includes a driver including an aperture that extends through the driver and a drive to engage a fastener to rotate the fastener, and the driver is removably coupled to elongated extension to allow the fastener to pass through the aperture of the driver and into the aperture of the elongated extension. The fastener driver further includes a connector that couples the driver to the drive for co-rotation without the elongated extension when the elongated extension is not utilized and the connector couples the driver, the elongated extension, and the drive for co-rotation when the elongated extension is utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Thomas G. Simeone
  • Publication number: 20160052125
    Abstract: A tool bit case includes a first housing member and a second housing member pivotally coupled together. Each housing member includes a base and sidewalls extending from the base. The tool bit case also includes a plurality of retainers located along opposing sidewalls of the first housing member. The tool bit case further includes a modular tool bit holder that is engageable with a corresponding pair of retainers of the plurality of retainers. The modular tool bit holder is pivotable relative to the first housing member between a storage position and an upright position. When the modular tool bit holder is in the storage position, the modular tool bit holder blocks access to at least one retainer adjacent the corresponding pair of retainers, and when the modular tool bit holder is in the upright position, the at least one retainer is accessible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Edward Landon, James Grow, Ryan Rudzinski, Brian Dieck, Adam Eller
  • Publication number: 20140166516
    Abstract: A tool storage device and a tool box. The device may include flexible walls cooperating to define a storage area, and a rigid frame supported in the storage area and including a central portion extending in a direction from a bottom wall toward a top wall, one base portion extending from one side of the central portion, along the bottom wall and toward one side wall, and another base portion extending from an opposite side of the central portion, along the bottom wall and toward an opposite side wall. The tool box may include a body defining a storage compartment; a lid defining a groove in its outer surface to support an elongated work piece; and a handle engageable with a work piece supported in the groove. The lid may be attachable to the top of the body in a closed position and to the bottom in a stowed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Mark R. Martinez, Joel Allen, Brandon Miller, Whitney M. Moks, Christopher S. Hoppe, Steven W. Hyma, Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Wade F. Burch, Matthew W. Naiva, Eric Mackey
  • Patent number: 8741474
    Abstract: A battery assembly includes a housing having an inside surface and an outside surface. The outside surface has a bottom portion, a side portion, and a junction portion between the bottom portion and the side portion. The inside surface defines an internal cavity, and a drain aperture extends through the wall from the outside surface to the cavity at the junction portion. At least one battery cell is disposed within the cavity. A contact is coupled to the housing and is in electrical communication with the battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Steven G. Melnyk, Scott D. Bublitz, Chris Conrad
  • Publication number: 20130019483
    Abstract: A jigsaw includes a housing having a body portion and a handle portion. The body portion has a forward end and a rearward end. The jigsaw also includes a motor positioned within the body portion of the housing. The motor is located forward of the handle portion. The jigsaw further includes a drive mechanism positioned within the body portion of the housing. The drive mechanism is coupled to the motor for driving a saw blade in a reciprocating motion. The jigsaw also includes a shoe assembly coupled to the body portion of the housing between the forward end and the rearward end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Naughton, Troy C. Thorson, Sean T. Kehoe, Steven G. Melnyk
  • Patent number: D556312
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Amelia H. Majerowski, Steven G. Melnyk
  • Patent number: D558977
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Block and Company
    Inventors: Roger Peart, Dale Eick, Brett Vladika, Steven G. Melnyk, Joshua J. Nelson
  • Patent number: D561994
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Block and Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Peart, Dale Eick, Brett Vladika, Steven G. Melnyk, Joshua J. Nelson
  • Patent number: D730136
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Toby J. Lichtensteiger, Josh Adams, Steven G. Melnyk
  • Patent number: D740559
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Steele, Steven G. Melnyk, Edward Landon
  • Patent number: D812982
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: IGNITE USA, LLC
    Inventor: Steven G. Melnyk