Patents by Inventor Warren A. Ceroll

Warren A. Ceroll 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: 10500655
    Abstract: A table saw has a base assembly, a table assembly supported by the base assembly, the table assembly, and a saw assembly supported by at least one of the table assembly and the base assembly. The saw assembly has a saw blade extending through the table assembly. The base assembly has at least one foot having a substantially horizontal surface, a substantially vertical surface, and a curved surface disposed between the substantially horizontal surface and the substantially vertical surface. The substantially vertical surface is substantially coplanar with a surface of the table assembly so that the table saw can be disposed on the substantially vertical surface and the surface of the table assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, James D. Schroeder, Peter Chaikowsky, Floyd E. Moreland, Ross A. Billings, Christian V. Elder, Jeremy D. Leasure
  • Publication number: 20190299306
    Abstract: A miter saw has a base assembly, a table rotatably disposed on the base assembly, a support section rotatably connected to the table, a guide bar fixedly attached to and extending forwardly from the support section, and a saw assembly sliding along the guide bar. The saw assembly is pivotable downwardly for cutting a workpiece disposed on the table. A handle is disposed adjacent to a forward end of the guide bar. The handle is movable between a first position for fixing a rotational position of the support section relative to the table, and a second position for allowing rotational movement of the support section relative to the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, Torrey R. Lambert, Corey Jacob Salemi
  • Patent number: 10173272
    Abstract: A router includes a housing and a motor assembly disposed within the housing. The motor assembly includes a driven shaft having a cavity on a first end of the driven shaft. The router includes a collet that is configured to mate into the cavity of the driven shaft with the collet being configured to grip a shank of a router bit. The router includes a gear mechanism that is configured to couple and decouple from a second end of the driven shaft such that a rotation of the gear mechanism when the gear mechanism is coupled to the second end of the driven shaft causes at least one of tightening and loosening of the collet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, Craig Schell, Steven D. McDaniel, Gregory Griffin
  • Publication number: 20180221968
    Abstract: A router includes a housing and a motor assembly disposed within the housing. The motor assembly includes a driven shaft having a cavity on a first end of the driven shaft. The router includes a collet that is configured to mate into the cavity of the driven shaft with the collet being configured to grip a shank of a router bit. The router includes a gear mechanism that is configured to couple and decouple from a second end of the driven shaft such that a rotation of the gear mechanism when the gear mechanism is coupled to the second end of the driven shaft causes at least one of tightening and loosening of the collet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, Craig Schell, Steven D. McDaniel, Gregory Griffin
  • Publication number: 20180200918
    Abstract: A table saw guard assembly for guarding a blade on a table saw is provided. The table saw guard assembly includes a support structure and a hood assembly including at least one of a front curtain, first side curtain, second side curtain and top curtain, wherein each of said curtains are independently moveable and/or removable from the hood assembly. Furthermore, a table saw guard assembly is provided including a quick release mechanism for connecting the hood assembly to the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Michael L. O'BANION, Warren A. CEROLL, James R. PARKS, Robert Alan BERRY, Robert P. WELSH, Daniel PUZIO, Michael L. AGRONIN, Philip T. MILLER, Robert J. OPSITOS, JR., Andrew E. SEMAN, JR., John K. HORKY, James P. BASCOM, Todd J. HUSTON, Matthew C. WEBSTER, Adan AYALA
  • Patent number: 9993936
    Abstract: A chop saw includes a base assembly and a saw assembly pivotally attached to the base assembly. The base assembly has a workpiece-supporting plane. The saw assembly has a blade and a motor driving the blade. A hinged connection between the base assembly and a saw assembly allows a user to rotate the saw assembly from a position where the plane of the blade extends through the workpiece-supporting plane to a position where the plane of the blade does not extend through the workpiece-supporting plane. In such position, the plane of blade may be substantially parallel to the workpiece-supporting plane. A switch or sensor may detect when the saw assembly is in the pivoted position so that the motor cannot be activated in such position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, Danielle J. Barker, James D. Schroeder, Stephanie A. Billingsley, John C. Wenig, Dennis A. Bush, Daniel Fitzgerald, Thomas J. Bodine, Robert A. Usselman, Eric J. Samuelsen
  • Patent number: 9969099
    Abstract: A table saw guard assembly for guarding a blade on a table saw is provided. The table saw guard assembly includes a support structure and a hood assembly including at least one of a front curtain, first side curtain, second side curtain and top curtain, wherein each of said curtains are independently moveable and/or removable from the hood assembly. Furthermore, a table saw guard assembly is provided including a quick release mechanism for connecting the hood assembly to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. O'Banion, Warren A. Ceroll, James R. Parks, Robert Alan Berry, Robert P. Welsh, Daniel Puzio, Michael L. Agronin, Philip T. Miller, Robert J. Opsitos, Jr., Andrew E. Seman, Jr., John K. Horky, James P. Bascom, Todd J. Huston, Matthew C. Webster, Adan Ayala
  • Patent number: 9937568
    Abstract: A router includes a housing and a motor assembly disposed within the housing. The motor assembly includes a driven shaft having a cavity on a first end of the driven shaft. The router includes a collet that is configured to mate into the cavity of the driven shaft with the collet being configured to grip a shank of a router bit. The router includes a gear mechanism that is configured to couple and decouple from a second end of the driven shaft such that a rotation of the gear mechanism when the gear mechanism is coupled to the second end of the driven shaft causes at least one of tightening and loosening of the collet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, Craig Schell, Steven D. McDaniel, Gregory Griffin
  • Publication number: 20170341164
    Abstract: A table saw has a base assembly, a table assembly supported by the base assembly, the table assembly, and a saw assembly supported by at least one of the table assembly and the base assembly. The saw assembly has a saw blade extending through the table assembly. The base assembly has at least one foot having a substantially horizontal surface, a substantially vertical surface, and a curved surface disposed between the substantially horizontal surface and the substantially vertical surface. The substantially vertical surface is substantially coplanar with a surface of the table assembly so that the table saw can be disposed on the substantially vertical surface and the surface of the table assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, James D. Schroeder, Peter Chaikowsky, Floyd E. Moreland, Ross A. Billings, Christian V. Elder, Jeremy D. Leasure
  • Publication number: 20170326755
    Abstract: A tile saw includes a base, a frame assembly disposed on the base, a first rail disposed on the frame assembly, the first rail having a longitudinal axis, a table slidingly disposed on the first rail, a support assembly disposed on the base, a saw assembly supported by the support assembly, the saw assembly comprising a motor, a cutting wheel driven by the motor, the saw assembly being pivotable about a horizontal axis substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis, and a switch electrically connected to the motor and disposed on the support assembly so that, when the motor assembly is pivoted about the horizontal axis, the switch remains stationary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Gregg L. SHEDDY, James D. SCHROEDER, Peter CHAIKOWSKY, Darren B. MOSS, Warren A. CEROLL, Stuart J. WRIGHT, William D. SPENCER, Jiangang ZHAO, William S. TAYLOR, Frank A. MANNARINO
  • Publication number: 20170326654
    Abstract: A router includes a housing and a motor assembly disposed within the housing. The motor assembly includes a driven shaft having a cavity on a first end of the driven shaft. The router includes a collet that is configured to mate into the cavity of the driven shaft with the collet being configured to grip a shank of a router bit. The router includes a gear mechanism that is configured to couple and decouple from a second end of the driven shaft such that a rotation of the gear mechanism when the gear mechanism is coupled to the second end of the driven shaft causes at least one of tightening and loosening of the collet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, Craig Schell, Steven D. McDaniel, Gregory Griffin
  • Patent number: 9738010
    Abstract: A tile saw includes a base, a frame assembly disposed on the base, a first rail disposed on the frame assembly, the first rail having a longitudinal axis. A table is slidingly disposed on the first rail and a support assembly is disposed on the base. A fence assembly is attachable to the table and has a first fence and a second fence for contacting the workpiece. The second fence is pivotably attached to the first fence and pivotable about a substantially horizontal axis. A saw assembly is supported by the support assembly and includes a motor, and a cutting wheel driven by the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg L. Sheddy, James D. Schroeder, Peter Chaikowsky, Darren B. Moss, Warren A. Ceroll, Stuart J. Wright, William D. Spencer, Jiangang Zhao, William S. Taylor, Frank A. Mannarino
  • Patent number: 9731362
    Abstract: A table saw has a base assembly, a table assembly supported by the base assembly, the table assembly, and a saw assembly supported by at least one of the table assembly and the base assembly. The saw assembly has a saw blade extending through the table assembly. The base assembly has at least one foot having a substantially horizontal surface, a substantially vertical surface, and a curved surface disposed between the substantially horizontal surface and the substantially vertical surface. The substantially vertical surface is substantially coplanar with a surface of the table assembly so that the table saw can be disposed on the substantially vertical surface and the surface of the table assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, James D. Schroeder, Peter Chaikowsky, Floyd E. Moreland, Ross A. Billings, Christian V. Elder, Jeremy D. Leasure
  • Patent number: 9724767
    Abstract: A router includes a motor assembly that is arranged and configured to hold a router tool and to impart rotation to the router tool and a frame that is fixed in size and that is configured to house the motor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, Craig Schell
  • Patent number: 9623588
    Abstract: A tile saw includes a base, a frame assembly disposed on the base, a first rail disposed on the frame assembly, the first rail having a longitudinal axis, a table slidingly disposed on the first rail, a support assembly disposed on the base, a saw assembly supported by the support assembly, the saw assembly having a motor, a cutting wheel driven by the motor, the saw assembly being pivotable about a horizontal axis substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis, and a switch electrically connected to the motor and disposed on the support assembly so that, when the motor assembly is pivoted about the horizontal axis, the switch remains stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg L. Sheddy, James D. Schroeder, Peter Chaikowsky, Darren B. Moss, Warren A. Ceroll, Stuart J. Wright, William D. Spencer, Jiangang Zhao, William S. Taylor, Frank A. Mannarino
  • Publication number: 20170087738
    Abstract: A table saw guard assembly for guarding a blade on a table saw is provided. The table saw guard assembly includes a support structure and a hood assembly including at least one of a front curtain, first side curtain, second side curtain and top curtain, wherein each of said curtains are independently moveable and/or removable from the hood assembly. Furthermore, a table saw guard assembly is provided including a quick release mechanism for connecting the hood assembly to the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Michael L. O'BANION, Warren A. CEROLL, James R. PARKS, Robert Alan BERRY, Robert P. WELSH, Daniel PUZIO, Michael L. AGRONIN, Philip T. MILLER, Robert J. OPSITOS, JR., Andrew E. SEMAN, JR., John K. HORKY, James P. BASCOM, Todd J. HUSTON, Matthew C. WEBSTER, Adan AYALA
  • Patent number: 9573292
    Abstract: A table saw guard assembly for guarding a blade on a table saw is provided. The table saw guard assembly includes a support structure and a hood assembly including at least one of a front curtain, first side curtain, second side curtain and top curtain, wherein each of said curtains are independently moveable and/or removable from the hood assembly. Furthermore, a table saw guard assembly is provided including a quick release mechanism for connecting the hood assembly to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. O'Banion, Warren A. Ceroll, James R. Parks, Robert Alan Berry, Robert P. Welsh, Daniel Puzio, Michael L. Agronin, Philip T. Miller, Robert J. Opsitos, Jr., Andrew E. Seman, Jr., John K. Horky, James P. Bascom, Todd J. Huston, Matthew C. Webster, Adan Ayala
  • Patent number: 9492875
    Abstract: A bit retaining system for a rotary tool or device such as a router is disclosed. The bit retaining system may include a collet assembly and a control assembly. The collet assembly may include a spindle, a collet adapted to receive the bit, and a collet nut. The collet assembly may further include a collet gear mounted on the collet nut and/or a spindle gear mounted on the spindle. The control assembly selectively engages the collet assembly to drive the collet nut and/or secure the spindle in a fixed position, preventing its rotation. In operation, a hand tool is utilized to engage the control assembly. This configuration enables a user to capture and release the rotary tool bit using one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, Gregory K. Griffin, Steven D. McDaniel, Craig A. Schell, Robert S. Gehret, Joseph P. Kelleher
  • Publication number: 20160279822
    Abstract: A chop saw includes a base assembly and a saw assembly pivotally attached to the base assembly. The base assembly has a workpiece-supporting plane. The saw assembly has a blade and a motor driving the blade. A hinged connection between the base assembly and a saw assembly allows a user to rotate the saw assembly from a position where the plane of the blade extends through the workpiece-supporting plane to a position where the plane of the blade does not extend through the workpiece-supporting plane. In such position, the plane of blade may be substantially parallel to the workpiece-supporting plane. A switch or sensor may detect when the saw assembly is in the pivoted position so that the motor cannot be activated in such position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, Danielle J. Barker, James D. Schroeder, Stephanie A. Billingsley, John C. Wenig, Dennis A. Bush, Daniel Fitzgerald, Thomas J. Bodine, Robert A. Usselman, Eric J. Samuelsen
  • Publication number: 20160228953
    Abstract: A bit retaining system for a rotary tool or device such as a router is disclosed. The bit retaining system may include a collet assembly and a control assembly. The collet assembly may include a spindle, a collet adapted to receive the bit, and a collet nut. The collet assembly may further include a collet gear mounted on the collet nut and/or a spindle gear mounted on the spindle. The control assembly selectively engages the collet assembly to drive the collet nut and/or secure the spindle in a fixed position, preventing its rotation. In operation, a hand tool is utilized to engage the control assembly. This configuration enables a user to capture and release the rotary tool bit using one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, Gregory K. Griffin, Steven D. McDaniel, Craig A. Schell, Robert S. Gehret, Joseph P. Kelleher