Scrapers Patents (Class 15/236.01)
  • Patent number: 11021355
    Abstract: A pry bar assembly includes a plate that is elongated and has a first end, a second end, a first lateral edge, a second lateral edge, an upper surface and a lower surface. The plate includes a claw section, a chisel section and a middle section positioned therebetween. The claw section includes the first end and a rounded heel. The claw section includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is attached to the middle section and curves upwardly and away from the middle section in a semi-cylindrical shape to form the rounded heel. The second portion extends downwardly from the first portion. The chisel section is angled upwardly from the middle section. The upper surface has an elongated crest therein that is spaced from the first and second lateral edges and extends along a length of the middle section and into the chisel section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Edward Lenart
  • Patent number: 10933522
    Abstract: A hand tool includes a handle which is a hollow handle with a space defined therein. A connection portion has a slit defined in the first end thereof. The connection portion has two ribs extending inward from an inside of the second end thereof. The handle has a tubular portion extending from one end thereof. A protrusion extends outward from outside of the tubular portion. The tubular portion is inserted into the second end of the connection portion, and the ribs are engaged with the protrusion. A blade has a body and a toothed portion. The toothed portion is inserted into the slit of the connection portion. A cooling material is located in the space of the handle. The connection portion of the handle is connected to the toothed portion of the blade. The cooling material performs as a weight in the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Shou-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 10905285
    Abstract: A food processor having an integrated spatula is provided. The food processor includes a work bowl and a lid configured to be selectively removable therefrom. The food processor further includes a spatula having a wiper in contact with interior walls of the work bowl and a lever coupled to the wiper and accessible above the lid for manually rotating the wiper within the bowl to scrape the interior walls of the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CONAIR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joseph W. Zakowski
  • Patent number: 10869584
    Abstract: A manual defrosting implement utilizes a handle having an attachment means capable of being removably secured to a resealable bag. The bag is capable of retaining a unit of hot liquid therein. A user manipulates the implement on an area where there is an accumulation of snow, frost, or ice for subsequent removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Ronnie A. Cowgill
  • Patent number: 10780454
    Abstract: A sealant applicator nozzle, of the present technology, has a fan-shaped profile, with a broad concave arc that defines a distal end of the nozzle and provides the nozzle with a tooling edge. The concave tooling edge, along with the outlet orifice, and two surface-contact edges are positioned to equidistantly straddle a lap joint to be sealed when in operation. In methods of using the nozzle, a wide ribbon of sealant is applied in a smoothly arched geometry, forming a segment of a circle, over a lap joint so that the thickest part of the arch is centered directly on the edge of the overlapping material that forms the lap joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SASHCO, INC.
    Inventors: Wayne L. Summons, Elliot P. Summons, Kurt Van Ulmer, Scott Tunney
  • Patent number: 10779698
    Abstract: A gas-assisted scraping tool includes a housing having a blade support with a cavity that is connectable to a source of a pressurized gas; a blade attached to and extending forwardly of the blade support; and a diffuser attached to the blade support and spacing the blade from the cavity, the diffuser shaped to direct a stream of the pressurized gas from within the cavity lengthwise along the blade and distribute the pressurized gas transversely across a width of the blade, whereby material loosened by the blade is blown away from an end of the blade by the stream of the pressurized gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: EXAIR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ed Krieg, Ryan Longshore
  • Patent number: 10722963
    Abstract: A soldering iron including an iron main body; and an iron tip having a leading end configured to fuse solder, the iron tip including an iron tip main body of a thermal conductive material; a heater configured to heat the iron tip main body, and a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of the leading end side of the iron tip, wherein, a first hole part accommodating the heater and a second hole part accommodating the temperature sensor are formed independent of each other inside the iron tip main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Taiyo Electric Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Shigekawa, Hikaru Mishima, Kazuhiro Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10663339
    Abstract: A powder scooper with a funnel having a unitary body with a bottom wall and a sidewall both defining a scooping cavity, wherein the sidewall defines a funnel entrance aperture and has an upper terminal edge defining an upper aperture. The scooper also includes a funnel portion coupled to the sidewall and a distal terminal end defining a distal opening, and a funnel channel separating the funnel entrance aperture and the distal opening, wherein the funnel portion extends outwardly away from an outer surface of the sidewall. The scooper also includes a handle portion coupled to, and extending outwardly away from, the outer surface of the sidewall in a substantially perpendicular orientation and angle of a funnel axis defined by the funnel channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: Coop Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Hector Lombard, Mark Johnson
  • Patent number: 10569409
    Abstract: A hand tool includes a handle and a connection portion which is connected to the handle. The handle is a hollow handle and has a space defined therein. The connection portion includes a slit. A blade has a body and a toothed portion which is inserted into the slit of the connection portion when the handle and the connection portion are connected to each other by way of blow molding. A cooling material is located in the space of the handle. The temperature of the cooling material is the same as the temperature of the handle and the connection portion during blow molding. The cooling material contacts the inside of the handle to cool down the handle. The cooling material performing as a weight in the handle 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Shou-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 10524412
    Abstract: A specifically configured gardening implement including an arced extension between the handle and the tool component. Such an implement permits greater versatility and facilitates typical gardening operations without losing any tool-using capabilities. Such an arced extension leads from a standard elongated, straight handle to the edge of a tool component, providing an ergonomic disposition of the tool in relation to the handle itself. In such a manner the arced extension allows for greater reach from a standing position, as well as the ability to adjust the actual handling of the overall implement to different angles without the need for uncomfortable and/or possibly. harmful repositioning by the user, as well. The inclusion of different tool components within the base handle/extension structure are also encompassed within the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Harvey
  • Patent number: 10482683
    Abstract: A ticket validation device that is protected from debris ingression includes a validator housing defining a ticket entry bezel. The ticket entry bezel defines a first and second major sides and shorter connecting regions that connect the two major sides. The device includes an acceptor assembly that transports a ticket to a ticket reader device and at least one flap positioned between the acceptor assembly and the ticket entry bezel. The flap is biased against one of the first major side or the second major side of the entry bezel. A ticket-side of the flap is pushed away from the one of the major sides by the ticket when inserted into the ticket entry bezel such that the ticket scrapes between a distal end of the flap and the one of the major sides to remove any loose debris from the ticket prior to the ticket reaching the acceptor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Harvey, Mark Barry Pottinger, Darryl Meek, Thomas Barrack, Trevor Kingsley Brown
  • Patent number: 10149668
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for in vivo sampling of biological species, comprising:—a capture medium made from a nanoporous material, having a capture surface for said species, said capture medium being supported by a plate,—a gripping rod,—an articulation comprising a first limb coupled to the gripping rod and a second limb coupled removably to the plate supporting the capture medium, such that the capture surface can be selectively oriented relative to the gripping rod, so as to adjust the orientation of the capture medium relative to the gripping rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Mohamed-Ali Bouamrani, François Berger, Matthieu Dreyfus, Adrien Mombrun
  • Patent number: 10130154
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing device provided with at least one pen or nozzle configured to perform a drawing on a nail, a processor which controls operations of the pen or the nozzle, and a cleaning pad provided to clean a tip of the pen or the nozzle. The processor causes the tip of the pen or the nozzle to be cleaned by bringing the tip of the pen or the nozzle into a pressed state where the tip of the pen or the nozzle is pressed against the cleaning pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tamotsu Irie
  • Patent number: 9839943
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing a viscous material from a structure. The apparatus may comprise a base section. The base section may be configured to move along a surface of a first part and a second part of the structure. The base section may have sides that form a pocket. The sides may have a shape that substantially conforms to the surface of the first part and the second part of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher Blaine Barney, Lyle J. True, Jerome Jacques Maurice Demoulin
  • Patent number: 9796173
    Abstract: A device for printing on hollow bodies has a plurality of printing units each having a printing cylinder. At least one of the printing units has an inking unit having a chambered doctor blade that provides printing ink. The chambered doctor blade system has at least one ink pan and a doctor blade holder in a single assembly. The single assembly of the chambered doctor blade system is retained in the inking unit only on one side. The assembly of the chambered doctor blade system forms a cantilever arm on a side frame of the inking unit. The assembly of the chambered doctor blade system can be moved axially parallel to the anilox roller and can be removed from the inking unit by that movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: KBA-METALPRING GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan Behnke, Wolfgang Reder, Ewald Röthlein, Karl Schäfer, Wolfgang Zink
  • Patent number: 9283668
    Abstract: An implement includes a shaft, a plug, and a tool portion. The plug is received and retained at one end of the shaft, and the plug and the tool portion are adapted to engage with one another. In addition, an implement for use with a slide hammer includes a shaft which has a receiving portion at one end thereof for receiving an implement head and an aperture at the opposite end thereof forming a guiding portion for the slide hammer, a plug having first and second sections (wherein the first section is received and retained at one end of the shaft and the second portion is not received by the shaft and includes an aperture therein for receiving a tool portion), a tool portion, which includes a slot or aperture therein for engagement with both said second section of said plug and the said shaft, or part thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: Timothy James Irvin
  • Patent number: 9284740
    Abstract: [Problem] A mortar peeling method which can keep a sound generated during a peeling work to an allowable quiet sound and can peel a mortar off a concrete framework smoothly. [Solution] In a mortar peeling method, by gradually extending a piston rod 42 of a hydraulic jack 13 in a mortar peeling device 10A forward in one direction, a cutter 14 is gradually advanced forward in one direction so as to execute a mortar peeling process of peeling a mortar 21 with a predetermined thickness off a concrete framework 20 by using the cutter 14. In the mortar peeling method, after the piston rod 42 of the hydraulic jack 13 is extended forward in one direction and the mortar 21 is peeled, by retreating the piston rod 42 rearward in one direction, a session of the mortar peeling process is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Marutaka-Kogyo Inc.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Takagi, Eizou Takagi, Masayuki Asakura, Tatsuya Ida
  • Patent number: 9027796
    Abstract: A flexible and resilient tool for use with a conventional half barrel, parallel frame caulking gun or enclosed “sausage” style caulking gun, aiding the user in finishing and shaping after the caulking material has been applied. One function of the tool is to collect excess caulk from his finger(s) or from various shaping tools and spatulas. Also provided can be cap, rag and sponge holders. Additional embodiments include adaptations to existing prior art disposable caulking cartridges and caulking guns to include components of the disclosed tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: David M. Leitch
  • Publication number: 20150096592
    Abstract: A grill rod scraping tool for cleaning the top, sides and bottom side of grill rods. The tool comprises of a neck with concave contours and a U-shaped end that enable the prongs and scraper of the tool to scrape the top, sides, and bottom side of the grid iron rods. The concave contours of the neck also allow both left and right handed individuals to operate and rotate the tool with ease. The prongs are angled away from the neck to enable the tool to be used while the grid iron rods are still hot. The grill tool is applied to the grill rod and pushed and pulled along the length of the grill rod to clean residue from food and hardened char.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: John Edwins
  • Publication number: 20150096137
    Abstract: A grout cleaning tool is provided. The grout cleaning tool includes a bracket head having a bottom surface. The present invention further includes a file sized to fit within a grout line of a tiled floor. The file is mounted to the bottom surface of the bracket head. The present invention may further include an elongated handle attached to the bracket head and extending away from the bottom surface. The elongated handle is sized so that the grout cleaning tool is used in a standing position by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Adam Lyle Kayler
  • Publication number: 20150089753
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided having a scrubbing disc that includes sacrificial electrodes of an electrolysis cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Bruce F. Field
  • Patent number: 8966703
    Abstract: An improved shock absorbing tool utilizing a push and pull action to absorb the reciprocation movement of the tool. A forward blade member has a wedge head and a shaft connected to a proximal end of the head. An insert is press-fitted within a handgrip, wherein the insert receives the shaft of the forward blade member. A rear blade member has a sleeve with a wedge blade and connected to a proximal end of the sleeve and extends downwardly away from the sleeve. The sleeve surrounds a portion of the shaft of the forward blade member. The coil spring surrounds a portion of the shaft of the forward blade member and located between the proximal end of the head and rests within the sleeve for absorbing the impact force of the reciprocation movement the forward blade member and the rear blade member. The O-ring is placed between the proximal end of the head and the upper end of the coil spring to further absorbs the impact force of the forward and rear blade members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Paul B. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20150052700
    Abstract: The Floor Check is a scraping tool with special features that allow it to be quickly attached to the ends of broom handles, so it doubles the effectiveness of brooms as cleaning tools. Brooms are some of the most common cleaning tools in the world. They are highly effective at removing loose debris from surfaces; but when wet food and dirt dry and become stuck to the floor, it's necessary to get down and scrape them loose. When using the Floor Check however, it's not necessary to find another tool and get down on the floor; simply turn the broom around, remain standing, scrape off whatever is stuck, and then sweep it away. The Floor Check can be quickly removed from broom handles for use on raised surfaces also. Because of its usefulness, the Floor Check should become as common as the broom itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Keith Dvorchak
  • Patent number: 8950033
    Abstract: A spatula cleaning device for cleaning a spatula by scraping is described. The spatula cleaning device includes a stainless steel base assembly having a base plate, an attachment feature, and a stainless steel blade assembly with a first blade that is attached to a first post affixed to the base plate and a second blade attached to a second post that is affixed to the base plate. The first blade and the second blade are disposed slightly above the base plate and converge toward each other. The first blade and the second blade provide cleaning surfaces for wiping the top and bottom of a spatula on. The attachment feature is either a magnet or a suction cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy M. Keeler
  • Publication number: 20140369736
    Abstract: Cosmetic scraper 1 for scraping a cosmetic applicator with a tubular scraping body 2 which forms a passage 5 for the cosmetic applicator for attaching the scraper 1 to the cosmetic storage container. The scraping body 2 has a wiper lip 3 which extends radially inward and completely or partially obstructs the passage. The wiper lip 3 comprises several wiper lip segments 7 that are designed so that the flanks 8 of the adjacent wiper lip segments 7 overlap one another as seen in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Martin von Jan
  • Publication number: 20140299154
    Abstract: Disclosed is a scraper device for cleaning an exterior of a watercraft and/or a seawall. The scraper device has a flap component that urges the scraper device against a surface upon movement in a first and second opposing directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: James Keane
  • Publication number: 20140298606
    Abstract: A barbeque grill scraper and related methods of use that utilize a scraping end formed of a heat-responsive material to remove char and other debris from the grilling surface. The grill scraper includes a conformable scraping edge formed of the heat-responsive material. As the conformable scraping edge is drawn back and forth along the heated grilling surface, a combination of pressure applied by a user as well as the heat of the grill surface results in the formation of individual grooves along the conformable scraping edge, wherein each groove is formed to match an upper profile of the grilling surface. Over time, the grooves fully conform to the upper profile of the grilling surface such that an entire cooking surface can be scraped clean of char and debris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Nathan A. Thompson, Joshua J. Thompson, Jason S. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8844087
    Abstract: A wire brush may have wire type tufts extending from a head and may have a handle with only one finger separator. And/or a wire brush may have a manually detachable scraper that has a pair of tabs received in a pair of grooves formed on the brush body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Andrew K. Marsden, Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Dennis P. De Renzo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8832898
    Abstract: A two-handed scraping device reduces strain caused by scraping by providing both front and rear handles. The device includes a main body having a front end and a back end. A front handle is coupled to and extends upwardly from the front end. A rear end of the front handle extends rearwardly toward the back end. A scraper blade is coupled to the front end and is configured for scraping against and removing material from a surface. A rear handle is coupled to and extends upwardly from the rear end. A front end of the rear handle extends forwardly toward the front handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: James J. Stimach
  • Publication number: 20140245614
    Abstract: A serving utensil comprises a handle having a gripping portion that is gripped by the user, A serving receptacle is operatively connected to the handle. There is mounted to the serving utensil a serving scraper having a resilient arm with a bowed shape. The resilient arm has a scraping end and a mounting end. A mounting means at the mounting end is for mounting the resilient arm to the serving utensil forwardly of the gripping portion of the utensil used to grip the utensil and rearwardly of the serving-receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: R & D CONSULTING PROFESSIONALS INC.
    Inventors: James WEDDERBURN, Mark BONNER
  • Publication number: 20140245557
    Abstract: A device or tool for removing snow and other debris from vehicles, and other surfaces including a handle having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, a scraper portion coupled to the first end, and a head coupled to the second end. The head may be a laterally extended foam head that is non-abrasive, freeze resistant, and durable. The handle may include a telescopic extension to allow a reach of a user to be increased or decreased allowing the user to clear away snow and other debris from various sizes of vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: SNOW JOE, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph S. Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140215743
    Abstract: It is one aspect of the present invention to provide an improved spatula apparatus configured to contact a substantial portion of container sidewalls. Another object of the present invention is to provide improved spatula apparatuses that are configured to hold and remove a larger amount of material from containers that have relatively small openings. An additional object of the present invention is to provide improved spatula apparatuses that are configured to conform to and remove material from a plurality of containers without requiring multiple swipes and other duplicative motions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony P. Silva
  • Publication number: 20140220201
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a utensil that can be used to manipulate batter. In one embodiment, the utensil is a slotted batter spatula that comprises: (i) an elongated handle comprising a front end and a back end; (ii) a fork-shaped head attached to the front end of the elongated handle, said fork-shaped head having at least two substantially parallel tines; and (iii) a slotted head cover mounted over the fork-shaped head so that a slot of the head cover extends between each of the substantially parallel tines of the fork-shaped head. The present disclosure also relates to a method of manipulating batter with the slotted batter spatula. This method involves using the slotted batter spatula to lift, spread, stir, scrape, move, and/or remove batter from one or more surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: TONOGA INC. DBA TACONIC
    Inventors: John F. COOPER, Sherry WONG
  • Publication number: 20140150817
    Abstract: A tool for cleaning a personal care applicator, particularly an applicator for a product that is subject to dry out. In some embodiments, the invention is implemented as a reusable cleaning tool. In other embodiments, the invention is implemented as a disposable, single-use or limited use cleaning tool. The tool comprises a relatively flat body having first and second exterior surfaces, and one or more cleaning regions that extend through the body. As an applicator is drawn through the cleaning region, dried out product is scraped off the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Francis Corbellini, William Robert Bickford
  • Patent number: 8726450
    Abstract: A scraper system for removing caulk beads from at least one surface. The scraper system comprises a handle portion and a scraper portion. The scraper portion comprises a first scraper structure defining a first scraper edge and a second scraper structure defining a second scraper edge. The second scraper edge comprises a first scraper edge portion and a second scraper edge portion, and the first and second scraper edge portions extend at a first angle with respect to each other. The scraper system may be used in a first mode in which the first scraper edge is used to remove caulk beads from the at least one surface and a second mode in which the second scraper edge is used to remove caulk beads from a plurality of surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gloria Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 8701237
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing caulk from a user's finger(s) and tool(s) (i.e., a caulk finger wiping apparatus) is disclosed. The apparatus is used in combination with a disposable tube-style caulk cartridge and in conjunction with any one of multiple styles of caulking guns. The apparatus includes an upper edge that may have finger receiving notches for removing caulk from a user's finger(s) and tool(s), and an apparatus component for collecting the removed caulk. Methods of making and using the apparatus for removing caulk from a user's finger(s) and tool(s) are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: David M. Brosche
  • Patent number: 8671498
    Abstract: A cleaning device has a handle removably connected to a cleaning head. The handle includes a connecting mechanism to removably couple the handle with the cleaning head. The cleaning head includes a projecting member to mate with an arcuate surface of the handle to enable rotation to removably connect the cleaning head with the handle. The cleaning head has an overall corrugated appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventors: Frank J. Ferlito, Frank Ferlito, II
  • Publication number: 20140053354
    Abstract: A device for scraping a coating from a substrate to reveal an inscription on the substrate, the device comprising a body, at least a first scraping portion extending from the body and having a first scraping edge of a first length, and at least a second scraping portion extending from the body and having a second scraping edge of a second length, the first length being different than the second length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Janae Tanner
  • Patent number: 8640297
    Abstract: Devices for removing thatch buildup from the underside of a mower deck, and methods therefore. The device includes a head having a straight edge and at least one curved edge, a neck, and a conical handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: David A. Favreau
  • Patent number: 8627544
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for a suction nozzle for attachment to a vacuum source, such as a suction line, to collect debris such as airborne particles. The suction nozzle includes a tubular-shaped funnel with a large mouth at one end, to receive and channel airborne debris to the vacuum source. The suction nozzle also includes a connector at an opposite end of the funnel, for connecting the suction nozzle to a vacuum source. The mouth of the funnel may further include an inwardly-extending rim portion, which is shaped to accommodate objects that may be adjacent to the funnel and its mouth. The mouth includes a lip extending inwardly from the rim of the mouth for helping deflect debris inwardly into the funnel. In one embodiment, the rim portion of the funnel mouth may further include a scraper portion which extends inwardly from the rim, toward the interior of the funnel mouth. This scraper portion is useful for helping to remove debris from instruments or other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Sarmad J. Habboush
  • Patent number: 8621702
    Abstract: A tool with a handle (14) that can be used to removed film from printed matter. In addition, there is a small brush (16) used to cleaning film residue from printed matter. Further the toll will have a loop (18) or patch of hook/loop material (20) so that the tool can be attached to a linking device so that the tool can be easily hooked to a key chain, key ring, pant loop or any other item with attachment capability in order to make the tool readily available for immediate use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Elaine Stewart
  • Patent number: 8615838
    Abstract: A barbeque grill brush including a handle with the head portion attached thereto, multiple metal bristles embedded in the bottom of the head portion, a pair of spaced L-shaped arms attached to the bottom of the head portion, and an elongated bumper spaced from the head portion and end being interconnected to the L-shaped arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignees: International Business Corporation, Progressive Global Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: James Lu
  • Patent number: 8584302
    Abstract: A self-cleaning retractable putty knife is disclosed that wipes moist putty residues off its blade by retracting the blade into the handle of the knife. The handle includes a retraction aperture which wipingly contacts the majority of the blade surface during retraction of the blade. The retraction aperture is formed of a flexible material able remain in continuous wiping contact with the blade, even if the blade has a tapered dimension. Alternatively, the aperture can include spring-loaded movable gates that maintain continuous wiping contact with the blade. In some embodiments, the blade can be selectably locked at various positions to provide various extension lengths. The blade can be retracted either manually or mechanically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Scott Stroup
  • Patent number: 8584403
    Abstract: A fluid flow channel may include a scavenger system, which may expel solids from the channel. The channel may be supported by structure and include a floor surface, a transition surface, and a ramp surface. The scavenger system may include an actuator that may be pivotally mounted to the structure. The actuator may be attached to a face plate framework which may include a box structure for increased strength. The actuator may propel the face plate framework across the floor surface, transition surface and ramp surface of the channel. The face plate framework may be adapted for rolling reciprocating contact with the channel surface. The channel floor may afford a park position for the scavenger system and the ramp surface may be angled to reduce jamming of the scavenger system. The channel may also include a wear plate to reduce wear between the scavenger system and the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Calvin A. Frelier
  • Patent number: 8572798
    Abstract: A scratch-off card surface remover comprised of a single body assembly. The single body assembly contains a forward extruded scraping tip wherein the tip is a half sphere shape that contains a flat plane scraping edge and of which this shape is directly centered on and extending from the forward area of an elliptical mount formed directly to a middle obtruded hollow barrel hand grip further directly formed to an aft hollow barrel section containing two oppositely correlated perforations for the insertion of a means by which to carry and store the assembly. The horizontal movement of the single body assembly as applied to the surface of a scratch-off card empowers the scraping characteristic of the scraping tip portion of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Kurt Lychwick
  • Patent number: 8555453
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for removing residue in a furnace chamber of a furnace, in particular a sintering furnace, comprising a scraper frame which is designed in such a way that it can be inserted into the furnace chamber and moved in the latter, and also at least one scraper element, which is arranged on the scraper frame in such a way that, by means of the scraper element, the residue can be removed at least on side walls and/or a ceiling of the furnace chamber when the scraper frame is moved. With said device, it should be possible to remove deposits in the furnace chamber in a simple and efficient manner without substantially impairing the progress of production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Industriekeramik Rodental GmbH
    Inventor: Erhard Winkler
  • Patent number: 8533890
    Abstract: This invention relates to providing a sweeping system incorporating at least one user-deployable scraper feature within a sweeping apparatus to assist in removing dried-on materials from at least one floor surface. The scraper feature is preferably spring tensioned within at least one housing and deployed through use of a manual extension of telescoping cylinders. Further featured is a rotation blocking mechanism to prevent rotation of the scraper while scraping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Shane D. Pannell
  • Patent number: 8533896
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing ice and snow deposits from a vehicle during winter snow season. A hand-operated device for removing ice and snow deposits from a vehicle generally includes a handle, a blade, and one or more fasteners. A slotted aperture on an end of the handle is adapted to receive a coupling portion of the blade. Fasteners are positioned through the handle and blade at the slotted aperture to secure the handle and blade. The device enables a user to separate ice and snow deposits from a vehicle without damaging the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: James Dennis Lemke
  • Publication number: 20130233345
    Abstract: A scraper attachment for mounting onto sponges used in cleaning applications is described. The inventive attachment comprises a leading scraping edge, a serrated raised edge, a debris catch, finger grips and side flaps formed integrally as a single piece of material. A support rod integral a side flap of the inventive scraper attachment is pierced through the body of a sponge for securely mounting the inventive attachment on a sponge to by fastening to the opposite side flap. The inventive scraper attachment can be easily dismounted from the sponge for reuse and cleaning, and be used independently with any brand of sponge. The serrated raised edge serves to help break up stubborn deposits, while the debris catch collects the loosened material for convenient cleaning. Additionally, a liquid soap or detergent dispensing means is included to infuse liquid soap or detergent into the sponge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Byron Keith Baarsch, Jennette Baarsch
  • Patent number: 8499404
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a quick change squeegee assembly for expeditiously replacing the blades of the assembly. A top rail is attached to a pole socket assembly. A hinged compression frame is attached to the top rail. The hinged compression frame includes hinge for coupling a pair of jaws to one another. A biasing member is positioned between the jaws for biasing the jaws away from one another. A plurality of springs can be used to bias the pair of jaws along the length thereof for holding within the jaws an inserted bladed securely along the length of the blade. Each spring can be associated with jaws using a T-bolt inserted through the threaded aperture of the spring, through an aperture of the hinged compression frame and through an aperture of the top rail. An adjustment knob is attached to the T-bolt. The adjustment knob can be activated by rotating in a clockwise or counterclockwise manner for closing and opening the jaws of the hinged compression frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventors: Matteo Spoleti, Tina C. Spoleti