Patents by Inventor Thomas B. Hardy

Thomas B. Hardy 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: 5850663
    Abstract: An ergonomic handle for a spreading tool designed to permit and encourage the user to grasp the handle with his/her fore and middle fingers extended onto the blade. The extended fingers are fully supported by an arch in the head of the handle, which combined with its comfortable gripping portion for the palm, thumb, ring and little fingers, allows proper alignment of the wrist and increased leverage on the blade while working the tool, yet minimizes fatigue, pain and the potential for injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: Hyde Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Hardy, Mark S. Corriveau